Holiday Hosting Gifts!

It’s Holiday Party Time! We’ve got affordable gifts for any host or hostess so you don’t have to show up empty handed this season. From beautiful serving platters and sweet dishtowels, to whimsical wine glasses and mugs, you’re sure to find something for any host’s style. And if you’re already on your way… We’ll Gift Wrap! 😉

Ornaments!

Whether you’re looking for a quick gift, doing an ornament exchange, or updating your tree, we’ve got ornaments for you! From whimsical to classic, glitzy to rustic, we’ve got selections in all styles and themes. Stop in and check them out for yourself!

Thanksgiving is Next Week!

Select Fall and Thanksgiving is now 50% Off!

Thanksgiving is almost here, and we have everything you need for your gatherings! Whether you are hosting, or travelling, we have serving pieces, hostess gifts, decor, and more, so you can feast in style. Take advantage of our Thanksgiving Sale to get everything you need for next week!

T’is the Season… for GNOMES!

The Holidays have arrived at Out of the Box and that means it’s time for Gnomes!

These festive buddies have been a favorite year after year,

to help our customers find their holiday cheer!

We’ve got all shapes, sizes and styles too,

so that you can find a holiday gnome that’s perfect for you!

This season, our wish for each and every home,

is simply to fill it with an adorable gnome!

And we got so excited, we wrote you this poem!

Pampa Bay Porcelain!

We are excited to have this line back in stock! Pampa Bay’s collection of serving pieces make quite the statement on the table! Made of high fired porcelain, plated in titanium finish, these dishes are stain resistant, tarnish free and dishwasher safe. They are also oven safe up to 350 degrees, making them posh and practical! Come in and see all of their unique styles!

Here’s to 10 Years!

Out of the Box is 10 years old today and we wouldn’t have made it without YOU!

We couldn’t pick just one line to feature for this product pick, so we decided to look back at some of our all-time customer favorites. Here are 10 of the lines that our customers come back to again and again, and have made Out of the Box what it is today.

Thank you all for your support over the years, it truly means so much to us!

Halloween Sale!

Halloween is almost here and we’ve got a treat for you! It’s no trick, all Halloween merchandise is now 50% off! But hurry in, these spooky finds won’t last long! Grab something ghoulie for yourself or a friend, and happy haunting!

Fall Decor Galore!

This week we are featuring all of our Fall merchandise! Stop in to find festive home decor, from wall hangings to tabletop accessories. Our autumn themed serving pieces add a cozy touch to any party this season, and they make a great hostess gift! And don’t miss out on fall candle scents like Pumpkin Butter and Apple Basket!

It’s Football Season!

We’ve got just what you need to step up your tailgate game this fall! Keep your drinks cold and transport them in style with our football inspired, up-cycled koozies and coolers from Mona B! Our funny, yet functional, grill aprons and mitts also make a great gift, or a fun addition to your next tailgate cookout!

Fall Poncho Product Pick!

The Fall weather is here and that means it’s time for ponchos! Our knit ponchos and reversible wraps do double duty as cute accessories and cozy extra layers. They are the perfect way to stay warm this season! Stop in to check out all of our colors and styles!

Sock-It-To-Me!

This week’s product pick is our Sock-It-To-Me line of socks! They come in patterns to match any hobby or interest and are the perfect way to add some personality to your outfit. The company is based in Portland, OR and they work with local artists and designers to come up with their styles. Come in and check out our current selection!

Fall Wedding Season!

Fall wedding season is upon us! Stop in to shop our unique selection of wedding gifts and cards for that special day. We also have the perfect gift for past or future weddings- check out our fun and thoughtful anniversary and engagement selection!

Fall Woodwick Candles are Here!

We’ve just unpacked our Fall order of Woodwick Candles! This line has been a customer favorite since the beginning. The candles’ signature wooden wicks create a soothing, crackling sound as they burn. Their Fall scents include classics such as Pumpkin Butter and Apple Basket, as well as Fig, Denim, and Amber & Incense. They come in a variety of sizes and decorative glass containers. Stop in and check them out!

Beverage Bliss from Natural Life!

This week we are featuring our Natural Life beverage collection. These mugs and tumblers are sure to put a smile on your face this season.

Heading out? Grab a fun stemless wine glass-shaped tumbler! They are made of double walled stainless steel and topped with spill proof lids. That means they are perfect for keeping drinks cool (or hot!) at tailgates, soccer games, and pumpkin patches!

Staying in? Cozy up with your favorite beverage in a cute folk critter mug! Their bright colors and positive messages are sure to keep you warm and fuzzy this fall!

Celebrate with Wine-a-Rita!

Whether you’re celebrating the kids heading back to school, or just savoring the last bits of summer, Wine-a-Rita wine slushie mix is the perfect way to unwind this weekend! They are delicious, refreshing, and easy to make. All you need is a blender, some ice, a bottle of dry red or white, a box of your favorite Wine-a-Rita flavor and you’ll be all set! Cheers 🙂

 

Sharon Nowlan Framed Artwork

This week we are featuring the framed artwork of Sharon Nowlan. Inspired by nature, she uses pebbles and sea glass to capture life’s most important milestones. Her simple, yet emotional imagery has quickly made her work a customer favorite. It really is the perfect gift for weddings, anniversaries, new babies, and life’s memorable moments!

Scout Wrap Product Pick!

Scout is one our favorite jewelry lines! From blingy to bohemian they have designs for any style. All of their wraps can be either bracelets or necklaces and come with positive messages inspired by the stones that they use. The company is all about giving back and are dedicated to donating 10% of their profits to organizations that support women! Come check out our current selection, they are a perfect gift for you or a friend!

 

New Whiskey River Soaps!

Whiskey River Soap Company has been one of our best selling lines ever since we started carrying them! We just got restocked and were able to snag some of their new styles so you will definitely want to come check them out! Their labels are hysterical, and their scents are off-the-wall but don’t let that fool you, these soaps are high quality! They are hand made in the USA and are 100% vegan. That means you will surely find a “Soap for…. ” everyone!

It’s Time for Sidewalk Sales!

Join us for our biggest sale of the year! We have tables and tables of great deals and unique finds. The fun begins bright and early so set your alarms to come out and shop! Rain or Shine 🙂

 Thurs. 7/19: 8am – 7pm

Fri. 7/20: 9am – 6pm

Sat. 7/21: 9am – 5:30pm

Sun. 7/22: Noon – 4pm

New Jellycat Arrivals!

We love unpacking the cuteness when a new order of Jellycat comes in! This order included tons of new styles like the Lovely Llama, Wiggly Worms and even a Hermit Crab! Jellycat is always adding new characters to their plush line up and even accessories like journals, keychains, and coin pouches to match!  Jelllycat products really do make the perfect gift for all ages!

 

 

It’s a Porcelain Product Pick!

This week we are featuring the beautiful porcelain pieces from East of India! Designed in the UK, this line is sweet and inspirational. Whether it’s the coasters, wall hangings, vases, or trinket dishes, the simple black and white designs make these a perfect affordable gift for friends and family.

Happy 4th of July!

We’ve got festive dĂ©cor and accessories for any Independence Day party! Stop in to check out our Patriotic Plaques, American Flag scarves, and other Red, White and Blue gifts!

We will be open on July 4th from 10am to 2pm!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Keep Your Phone Safe & Dry This Summer!

These Travelon phone pouches are waterproof, float, and still let you use your touch screen and take pictures! It’s the perfect way to keep your phone safe and dry this summer whether you’re on a boat, at the beach, swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding! These pouches are even submersible up to 65ft for 30mins! The perfect gift for any water-loving adventurer!

PS – If you have an iPhone 7 or above with Touch ID sensor, check out this quick video to adjust your settings!

Father’s Day is Almost Here!

Father’s Day is this Sunday! Skip the same old, same old this year and get dad something a little more “out of the box.” From sentimental to funny to practical we’ve got great gift ideas for all of the Dad’s in your life!

Sweet or Sassy? Wildwood Landing Dishtowels are this Week’s Product Pick!

This week’s Product Pick is our new line of dishtowels from Wildwood Landing! They are all hand made in Charleston, SC and professionally screen-printed with a mix of sweet and sassy phrases. You’ll be sure to find the perfect one for any occasion! They are made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton which makes them super durable, highly absorbent, quick drying, and lint free! We love these towels and think you will too!

We gnome you need a new garden accessory!

Summer is here! It’s the perfect time to dress up your outdoor spaces with our fun yard and garden accessories. From inspirational stones and solar powered garden stakes to plaques and lanterns for your porch or patio, there’s something for every style, space, and budget! Stop by to see what all’s in store and check back often for new arrivals through the season. We gnome you’re gonna find something you love! 😉

Get Your Buns Ready… For Summer Cookouts!

 

Memorial Day is nearly upon us, and you know what that means!? It’s cookout season! Whether you’re hosting or a guest, we’ve got everything you need to be ready for your next outdoor party!

Need festive dĂ©cor for your gathering? We’ve got everything from patriotic plaques to garden accessories. Or check out our Modgy luminary lanterns and expandable vases for a unique tabletop accent.

Grilling a feast? Serve it all up on our new BBQ themed Mud Pie dishes! And look the part with our fun About Face grill mitts and aprons!

Attending an outdoor party? We’ve got summery hostess gifts in any price range!

P.S. Speaking of grilling… don’t forget that Father’s Day is right around the corner! Grab grill gifts for dad while their hot!  😉

Inspirational Product Pick of the Week

Like many of you, we are always looking for gift ideas that are going to bring a smile to your special person’s face. With Mother’s day right around the corner and summer quickly approaching we have brought out some of our greatest gift ideas for mom and any other celebration you may have in the upcoming weeks. Inspirational plaques, heart filled messages, unique jewelry, and so much more! Whether mom likes decorations for the house, personalized books, or jewelry for herself we have gifts that fit all price ranges.

Along with great gift ideas we have a great promo going on that all moms and daughters should take advantage of!! While supplies lasts if you spend 50$ are giving away fun spring scarves! We expect this deal to run out fast so be sure to get yours while you can!

Mother’s Day Product Pick

Did May sneak up on all of you like it did for us? Well, it is basically here and at Out of the Box we are ready for the May flowers! This week’s product pick is one that will bring a smile to all the lovely ladies in your life that you may see as role models! Alexa’s Angels has released a new sterling silver necklace line honoring all moms, grandmas, aunts, and other loved ones! With styles for all generations along with other great gift ideas for them your moms, sisters, grandmas, etc. will feel loved and appreciated! One of our favorite things to see come into the store is generations of loved ones sharing genuine time together and we would love to honor it! So bring a loved one in to pick out a great gift like this one!

New Bobbi Chicago Product Picks

We have been loving this sunshine and hope that all of you have as well! With brighter days comes brighter styles and one of our Favorite Purse and Accessory lines Bobbi Chicago has came out with new colors and styles for Summer Time!

Bobbi Chicago uses Vegan leather for all of their bags and provides a variety of options for all customers. While one may need a bag for storage, and another may need a bag for convenience, Bobbi Chicago has got you covered!

With options of Convertible Styles and Reversible Colors there is always something that will be suitable for every occasion.

Bobbi Chicago has styles Designed by Crystal Lake Native Katie Staudt and are continuously keeping up with every urban trend! These bags won’t last long, so be sure to get yours before summer is officially here!

Spring Accessory Product Pick

Happy Monday! First off, let’s talk about how we are already halfway through April! Second, that means we are getting closer and closer to our favorite season, Summer! Even if the weather is telling us different, we believe Summer is on its way! That is why this week’s Product Pick is one you will want to snag before the good weather is here to stay and they are all gone!

This year we have a beautiful selection of Embroidered Scarves and Poncho Wraps! Perfect for brightening up any outfit, and keeping you warm from a cool Spring or Summer breeze! The wraps and scarves are lightweight and come in a large variety of bright, fun colors! We also think they are a great gift for any friend with a spring or summer birthday!

Here at Out of the Box we always think its a great idea to brighten up your wardrobe for the warm seasons! So, be sure to stop by this week while the selection is still big! We will be happy to help you find the perfect color for you, a friend, or both!

New Product Pick from Joanna Gaines

As most of you may know, here at Out of the Box we love to carry the items that you love to buy! We try and bring in new, exciting, and trendy gift ideas great for everyone’s homes. So, why not turned to some of the most well known home experts? If any of you do not already know, Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of the popular TV show Fixer Upper, started there own interior design line, Magnolia Home. We thought it would be a fun, and exciting line to try as a gift idea, and we have just the perfect item from them for you!!

Magnolia Home Soy Candles are a perfect addition to any room in your home, or a friend’s home. With four different, unique scents there is one that can fit with just about any atmosphere! Being 100% Soy means the candles burn longer, and burn more safe, perfect for a Spring House filled with guests! Joanna Gaines wishes that the candle collection is one that reflects the ideal value of simplicity. With hidden patterns, soft colors, small embellishments and details, the candles will bring authentic beauty into every home.

We wish that everyone can try one of the Magnolia Home Soy Candles, and fall involve with them just as much as we did! We hope that you have a great week, and appreciate each and every one of you!! Be sure to vote this month for 2018 Best of the Fox! We would love and appreciate your vote for Best Gift Store!

New Fun and Unique Product Pick

Happy Monday everyone, and Happy April! We hope that everyone had a great weekend with Easter Festivities, and a good end to March. Now that it is April we here at Out of the Box are eager for different weather, and different gift ideas! Which leads us to this week’s product pick, one that you will not want to miss!

We have a new, unique product that everyone in the family with a phone will enjoy! Cable Bites are accessories for your phone charger that not only make charging your phone fun, but cute and unique as well! Just add your favorite Cable Bite Animal to the end of your lightening charger cable and start smiling every time you take a look at your charging cell phone. This product is nothing but fun, which is what we love about it!

Stop in and get your cable bite soon, before they fly out of the store! We would also like to give special thanks to all of our customers that made March a great month! We would not be here if it wasn’t for you, and we thank you for that. Please, never hesitate to give suggestions for product pick postings. We love to talk about what you want to know! Have a great week!

Product Picks for Easter Sunday

Even though it may not as warm as we like it to be at the end of March we are still in the Spring Spirit here at Out of the Box! With that spirit comes Easter Goodies and Hosting Items! Whether you are hosting Easter Brunch, attending an Easter Brunch, or just having an Easter Brunch for yourself, we have great Easter Platters, Dishes, and Bowls, and it is all 50% now until Easter! Many of our Easter items are from our favorite well known brands like Mud Pie, Melrose, Grasslands Road, and Creative Co-op! Along with serving dishes, we have any last minute basket goodies the Easter Bunny may need to fill up last minute baskets. With the 50% off Easter Items we have no doubt you will find exactly what you need to make Sunday special.

Make sure to be on the look out next week when we introduce a new, innovative, fun, and unique item great for kids, teens, and adults!

Mona B Product Pick of the Week

We have all seen the trend of sustainability blossom in almost all areas of our lives! Whether it may be living more sustainably, dressing more sustainably, or shopping more sustainably it is most definitely a popular way to live! We here at the store think that sustainability is great and everyone could easily incorporate it in their lifestyle! An easy way to start is buying sustainable substitutes of items you already buy!

This leads into this week’s Product Pick, one of our favorite bag and purse lines, Mona B! Each bag in the Mona B Collection is one-of-a-kind and is designed with an effort to utilize materials more sustainably and still be stylish and unique. Many Mona B bags are made using recycled tents and army gear. Something each of us love so much about Mona B is their rustic look and durable quality! Mona B makes backpacks, totes, purses, make up bags, even Koozies! We believe they are easily addicting so if you buy one you may want even more! We love the brands mission that they “are not perfect but are dedicated to living a life of authenticity and daring to be the change that the world needs.”

Come in and check out the new Mona B bags for the Spring Season! You will not regret it!

Product Picks for Spring Break

It is finally that time, time for a break from our cold and a get away to warmer weather! Spring break is right around the corner and we have everything you may need to finish up your spring break shopping! Here is a list of our favorite Spring Break Essentials this season.

1. Mona B Koozies, and Beach Bags. Mona B is a purse line we have carried for some time and cannot get enough of! Products made from reused army tent and leather material, you will love the rustic vintage feel these products come with.

2. Sunglasses! With a variety of Sunglass options you won’t be disappointed with our selection of fashion sunnies.

3. Crystal Lake and other Local City Luggage Tags. Add a personal touch to your vacation, or even better bring it to a friend you are visiting to encourage them to come visit you!

4. Travelon Waterproof Phone Pouches! These are by far a must have if you plan to head to the tropics this break! Great for daily water and beach activities, keeping you close to a camera for capturing memories with no worries of damaging your items!

5. Lastly, (not pictured) Our FitKicks Sale! FitKicks are great for those of you who love Active Vacations, and they are all on sale for 30% off right now!

These are just a few of our favorite spring break essentials this season! Be sure to stop in to see other travel needs (or wants) and say hey before you set forth on your spring break journey!!

Constructive Eating Product Pick

We all know that one of our Kiddo’s favorite things to do is play outside, and with warm weather in the near future we can assume there will be plenty of days at the park!! As a gift store, we set a goal to carry practical, unique, and fun items for all ages. While we do want our little ones to have a good time, we also want them to stay healthy. The more kids play the less they want to stop to eat, so we have a product for you to make eating fun!

This weeks Product Pick is one we have been loyal to for years, and we cannot get enough of it! Made in USA, Constructive Eating was created by individuals who were construction lovers from the start. When they realized that they lived and breathed construction, founders Carter and Jackie Malcolm thought why not eat with construction too?

With Garden Fairy and Construction Utensils and Plates, the brand provides a great solution to get all of your little ones to enjoy eating, and eating on their own! With utensils sold individually and in sets, it is a great gift for any toddlers you may know who can’t slow down. Maybe even a gift to their parents as well!

We have fell in love with the quality, safety, and impact Constructive Eating has made for our customers, and think you will too!

Lagom Body Co. Product Pick

Now that we have officially sprung into Spring, it is time to start highlighting new, refreshing, and unique gift ideas! Many of you know that Out of the Box carries everything from baby toys to women’s accessories to home decor! Some of you may not know that we have also started to carry unique body care and beauty lines! This leads into this week’s Product Pick, a new Holistic Beauty line that we are obsessed with!

Kristen Runvik, originally from the area, believes that each and every person deserves “fresh, clean, and happy skin every day.” Because of this she began making small batches of everyday facial and body products that are full of ingredients that we know, recognize, and trust. These small batches turned into larger batches, and these larger batches became Lagom Body Co. A company that carries products to create healthy skin using incredibly simple ingredients.

Not only do we love Lagom Body Co. Products, but we love the passionate message Kristen has associated with the brand. Kristen describes that by using Lagom Body Co. products, “it’s making your self-care routine fun and refreshing and reconnecting so many of you to the moment. Taking care of yourself is so much more than skincare, but it’s an important piece in your holistic lifestyle and I’m honored that Lagom’s a part of it.”

Currently, we carry Lagom Facial Tonic Sprays, Clay Masks, and Facial Oils! At the seasons change we think it is very important to listen to your skin, and these products will help! Safe ingredients, affective products, and a great message…What could be better?! We love when Kristen has done with this line, and hope you do too! Spot in this week to check out her products and everything else new we have for Spring. Have a great week, and thank you for being you!

Jellycat Product Pick of the Week

Since Out of the Box has opened, we have always made it a point to sell gifts that suit just about everyone! While we have loads of jewelry and accessories for the favorite ladies in your life, we also are growing our baby section more and more each season! This leads into our Product Pick of the Week, one of our Tried and True baby lines, Jellycat!

Jellycat is a Stuffed Animal line that originated in London in 1999 and has exceeded many customers expectations. While we have found the line to be one of the safest baby toys, the creators have made some of the quirkiest, softest toys you will ever hug! The line launches new styles every Winter and Summer, with special soft babies for every holiday and occasion!

Your favorite babies, kiddos, and parents will never be disappointed with these soft and safe additions to the toy collection! Some of our loyal customers have even decided start Jellycat collections, because they enjoy the line so much! We have only heard great feedback about the brand, and think it is well worth checking out if you have a young one’s birthday or celebration in the near future. Keep checking in every week as we begin to highlight more and more Spring Gift Ideas!

Becoming Jewelry Product Pick

We here at Out of the Box know that sometimes Valentine’s day can sneak up on our loved ones faster than they may think it will! Luckily, we are here to help solve all of their problems! This week’s product Pick is one that we have highlighted before, however we believe it is the perfect addition to a jewelry collection of a loved one, or your own!

Becoming is handmade jewelry line created by Tracey Graves in Maine. Tracy started the line as a hobby while she raised her twin daughters. She taught herself how to design jewelry and soon realized her passion for it. In 2012 Tracey became a company wholesaler of the Becoming line and formed a great success.

Becoming necklaces and jewelry are hand-crafted entirely with sterling silver or 14k plated gold. The styles have a simple, tasteful essence, and some with a humorous flare. This week we are highlighting some great styles perfect for this week’s holiday.

Whether it is for this week or for a lifetime, Becoming jewelry are pieces that one can have and cherish forever! Be sure to stop in and see some of our favorite styles of the line!

Mixture Candles and More Product Picks

Here at Out of the Box we find Valentine’s day a holiday that not only pertains to significant others, but all loved ones! The gift of giving never has to stop after the Holidays, and we think Valentine’s Day is a great time to tell someone you appreciate their friendship and love.

Our Product Pick this week may be Valentine’s Day themed, but the brand is one that we here at Out of the Box hold true to our hearts and adore! Mixture is a line of handmade Soy Candles, Bath Bombs, Shower Bombs, Soaps, and more that not only smells great, but feels great on your skin!

Their Shower Bombs are a Customer Favorite and new one’s will be arriving soon! Just like a Bath Bomb, you place the Shower Bomb at the bottom of your shower and Voila! You have a Spa-like Aromatherapy Session right in your Shower!

Mixture is an Inexpensive, Handmade, Natural, and Thoughtful brand that we think is great for a husband, wife, family member, or friend! Pictured are some of their Valentine’s Day pieces. Along with this we will have some great everyday Spring Scents of all of their products this season!

Be sure to stop in and see all of the great items Mixture, and our other brands have to offer! We hope you have a great week, and thanks for being our Favorite Customers! <3

Product Pick of the Week

Here at Out of the Box January and February are some of the most exciting months because this is the time that all of our new merchandise comes rolling in! Winter is slowly but surely ending, and spring is coming, so we think that during this time of the year it’s great to find gifts that are perfect for all seasons.

The products we have picked to highlight this week are these new Two’s Company Porcelain Trinkets! They are from the East of India collection, and have a simple, elegant look to them that we love. With sayings perfect to cheer up someone’s mood, they are great for Valentine’s or just an appreciation gift to a good friend! The white and simple look is one that you can have in your home all year round.

This is just one of the many great new styles of trinkets, signs, and other gifts that will be out on our shelves! It may feel like Winter is lasting forever, but stop in soon to see all the great transition and Spring gift options we have!

Blue Q Product Pick of the Week

While January continues to fly by, we here at Out of the Box have been reminiscing on 2017 and all of the great things that came out of it! It is no surprise that the Holiday season is one for highlighting the top gift ideas of the year, but we think that our top seller is one that will be sticking around for 2018, and we are all stocked up! Our Product Pick this week is one of our absolute favorites, and most popular lines, Blue Q.

Blue Q is a quirky unique line of socks, oven mitts, zipper pouches, and more that can make any person smile and laugh. There are styles great for customers who like things a little more “edgy” and styles for those who like to keep it short and sweet! With each and every product we choose to carry we like to take care of all our various customer’s needs and desires. A great part about Blue Q is the variety of clientele they cater to!

Something even better about Blue Q that many of you who have purchased them may not even know about is their “give back” programs! Every Blue Q bag sold benefits the Nature Conservancy Program, and every Blue Q Sock sold supports Doctors without Borders. Blue Q is a brand that cares about creating smiles on the faces of those who their products influence and we care about this too! By buying Blue Q not only are you smiling, but so are so many others we are helping!

Blue Q is just one of the many lines we carry that have some sort of “give back” program! As 2018 goes on, we will share more and more with you. Always feel free to ask what products give back, because we too love to make a difference in our society!

Product Pick of the Week

We hope everyone is having a great January and is staying warm in this unpredictable weather. Many of you may know, but a strong value we have here at the store is quality in the gifts you purchase for the one’s you love. Nothing feels better than giving a gift to someone knowing it was made in a good place by good people! This leads into this week’s Product Pick, a tried and true handmade line that we cannot get enough of!

J&I Handmade Artisanal Jewelry is a jewelry line entirely handmade in the heart of Philadelphia. The company was started by designer Ian Gibson and his wife. Ian is self-taught in the art of jewelry fabrications, and metals. His desire to work with his hands lead him into the direction of creating this brand that is now not only his passion but also his success!

All J&I jewelry is made with a combination of Sterling Silver, 14K Gold filled metals, Gemstones, and Pearls. One of our favorite parts of the line is its organic, classy essence that is unlike any other jewelry line!

Many of us at Out of the Box own pieces of J&I and have firsthand experience with the brands great quality. Whether it is a New Year gift to yourself, or an early purchase for Valentine’s day, there is no regrets purchasing something from J&I!

J&I is one of the many handmade jewelry lines we carry! If you are ever curious of what jewelry at the store is handmade, feel free to ask! We can point you in the direction of some genuinely hand-crafted pieces!

Product Pick of the Week

We all know that January is not everyone’s favorite season. The holidays have passed and it is way too chilly outside, but something that we love about January is all the new items we start to bring into the store! While everyone has there own new years resolutions, one of our’s here at Out of the Box is to bring in more handmade and locally made products!

With that said, our product pick this week is a new Soap line we carry made locally in Crystal Lake called Cori Beth Soaps! Cori created her company as an extension of a passionate hobby just a few years ago. She started off with making soy candles, and it wasn’t until a family member suggested it that she began making her handmade soaps. After making her first batch of soaps, Cori as addicted and continued to make them as not only part of her career, but as her escape as well! Cori described her passion and soap line by saying, “The creativity, the research, the wide variety of colors, textures, and even fragrances has no limits on what I can create with my soaps.” All of this description is shown through the beautifully presented pieces of soaps! Some of us here at the store love them so much we don’t even want to use them up!

Cori Beth Soaps is just one of the many new lines and products we are getting excited to share with each and every one of our customers! Keep an eye out each week for new and favorite items in 2018!

First 2018 Product Pick of the Week

Now that the holiday season is over, and 2018 is officially here, Out of the Box has some great things in store for the new year! As we ring in 2018, we also bring in a variety of new and improved gift items and brands! However, before we can bring these items in we need to make room for them! That is why our product pick for this week is not just one item, but all the great items we have on sale!!

Limited Holiday Decor, Scarves, Ponchos, Gloves, Hats, Purses, and other great gift items are marked down to great prices and are going fast! January is a month of sales here, as we will also have our Sidewalk Sale Weekend later this month! Be sure to come in and take advantage of the sales, and be on the look out for new items highlighted on our Product Pick Blog each week!

Thank you again for a great Holiday Season, and we look forward to a great 2018 year with all of you!

Our Favorite Part about the Holidays

Merry Christmas! All of us here at Out of the Box hope you are enjoying this beautiful White Christmas just as much as we are! Usually on Mondays we talk about our favorite product of the week, and highlight the story behind the gift idea! Instead, this morning, we want to highlight our true favorite part of not only this holiday season, but every season.

Although we do get excited about new items, specialty items, and big sales, what we get most excited about is watching all of you walk through our doors! Our true favorite part of Out of the Box is all of our customers, and the contagious joy you bring in throughout the holiday season. Whether it was your first time in this season, or we see you every week, you are the reason we open our doors each and every day! Many of you bring friends and family in for the first time, and they become friends and customers of ours! As you open gifts today in our handle boxes and wrapping paper, we hope that you know we are grateful for the smiles the gifts will bring you! Thank you for a wonderful holiday season, and we wish you a Safe and Happy New Years! Stay tuned for next week’s Product Pick of the Week, as we bring in the New Year!

Holiday Product Pick of the Week

Well, the time has come and we are officially One Week Away from Christmas! This means we are just one week away from a day full of laugher, smiles, full bellies, and plenty of Giving! We know that many of you, just like many of us, still have loads of preparation to do before this week is up and that is why we are here to help! This week’s Product Pick of the Week is a bit different, and will include some ideas we think are great for you to pick up for any last-minute gifts.

Since the stockings may still need stuffing, and there still needs to be more presents under the tree, here is a list of some of our favorite gift ideas we have for you inside Out of the Box!

– Blue Q Men and Women’s Socks (Great for White Elephant too)
– Scarves, Hats, and Gloves
– WoodWick Candles (Plus other brand Holiday Candles)
– Christmas DĂ©cor (Currently 30% off)
– Pudus Slippers and Socks (One of Oprah’s favorites)
– Joy Susan, Mona B, Baggallini, and other great brands of Purses
– Walton Woods Men’s Solid Cologne and Lotion
– Formulary 55 Personal Care Products
– Da Bomb Bath Bomb Fizzers (Great Stocking Stuffers)
– All of our Unique Jewelry Lines!

This is just Ten of our Top Ideas we currently have in the store if you are stumped on ideas for a Special Someone. And what is even better is
we have So Much More! Were here to help you find any perfect gifts you still need, and to make it even easier we will be here a little more than usual! Here are our Holiday Hours for the Week before Christmas, hope to see you all. If not, Thank You for a Wonderful Season and Happy Holidays!