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BlogJam Atlantic 2020 Gift Guide The perfect gifts for the creatives and digital entrepreneurs on your list

About this Gift Guide

BlogJam Atlantic is a community of brilliant and driven creatives and digital entrepreneurs who contribute amazing ideas, spirit, products, and action to Atlantic Canada. This holiday season, we are celebrating those contributions and encouraging all those connected to this community to join us in supporting local brands and businesses by shopping locally and giving the unique gifts highlighted within this guide, including items for your home, products for your self care regimen, or training and services to foster your own business success.

Home & Office Essentials

Cultivate Cozy & Optimize Creative Vibes in Your Space

Honey and Lime Candle Co.

Experience candles in a whole new way! Enjoy the crackling sound of a wood wick, as your candle glows and fills the room with scents that soothe your senses.

The signature candle scents of Honey and Lime Candle Co. are a unique blend of fragrances, inspired by the two places owner Gill, is fortunate to call home, the beautiful island of Jamaica and the breathtaking coast of Nova Scotia.

Each candle collection is handcrafted with a little island charm combined with some fun east coast vibes.

Their Holiday Candle Collection is a curation of fragrance favourites, with all the nostalgia of the most wonderful time of the year!

Drawbridge Creative

Things We Love About You

If you're celebrating a milestone occasion this year (retirement, birthday, birth of child, wedding, anniversary), we have the perfect gift to show your loved one exactly how special they are!

Multiple designs available.

SlabWorks

These are no ordinary pots. SlabWorks concrete plant pots bring two important things to the table; a handmade coastal personality and superior quality. Featuring a choice of two Atlantic icons, the anchor and the old town clock, these pots will make for a wonderful addition to your desktop, coffee table, and more!

Individually crafted by Blake Wittenberg, each plant pot bears a laser-engraved symbol, done professionally by Eurekatec, a business local to Lower Sackville. In addition to good looks, they are durable. The pots are infused with an acrylic polymer and enveloped with a layer of sealer to increase strength and stop water from leaking.

These pots are 10cm cubes, with rubber foot pads to keep the pot in place.

The NB Box

A little piece of New Brunswick in a gift box filled with the best locally made, small batch and artisanal New Brunswick products!

The NB Box is about supporting makers and creatives in our communities and having pride in the diverse and unique products they make.

We are proud to offer high-quality and beautiful gifts everyone will love, including a Build-Your-Own Box option to customize a special NB Box for each person on your list.

@ShopHollysHouse

Porch decor and pop culture meet at @ShopHollysHouse.

Signs for indoor and outdoor spaces, using only top quality paint products and imaginative designs to level up your lovely abode.

Self Care for the Solopreneur

Relax, Reduce Stress & Revitalize, Inside & Out

Eclair Lips

Kiss 2020 Goodbye Lip Balm: the idea of welcoming a new year has us breathing a sigh of relief after the wild ride that has been 2020!

So slather on some of this sweet Cotton Candy flavoured salve and pucker up — we're kissing 2020 goodbye, baby!

All Eclair Lips balms are made with 100% natural ingredients and hand-poured in Dieppe, NB.

Koffee Beauty

Never run out of scrubs again with our famous Espresso Yourself Bundle, an iconic trio that includes all your favourite fragrances for a full body treat.

This bundle includes our best selling Coconut, Mint & Vanilla Coffee Scrubs, that are enriched with coffees antioxidants that will scrub, soften, condition, tone, sooth and awaken your tired skin.

Made with fresh organic grounded coffee beans, the added organic sugar particles will work to exfoliate and boost new skin cells and soften lumps and bumps with serious grind.

Get it for yourself or give the gift that keeps on giving with this all-star bundle.

Includes: Coconut, Mint & Vanilla coffee scrubs.

Free Travel Bag With Purchase.

Oh Mother Care Kits

'Tis the Season for Care

Each Oh Mother Care Kit is packed with a variety of products that are natural, non-toxic, handmade in Canada and created with the same care as the kits themselves.

Gift these Care Kits to the person on your list who especially deserves the few extra moments of enjoyment, relaxation and affirmation that they provide.

Aumbience Yoga & Wellness

Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, we host a wide variety of daily drop-in classes guided by dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable teachers to support your health and wellness journey on the mat.

New clients can receive a FREE 2-week trial with the code BlogJAM2020. Expires December 31, 2020.

Level UP

Training, Courses, and Coaching

Crystal Richard & Co.

Think getting media coverage needs to be hard? As if!

Digital PR School is the kind of education you wished you got in business school and trust me when I say — you won’t need to be saved by the bell from this curriculum.

Digital PR School is an online course, to be studied at your own pace, designed for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and digital marketers who would love to get media coverage for their brand but are clueless on where to start.

When you graduate from Digital PR School, you will not only have everything you need to become a PR all-star; but you’ll have all the right moves to be popular with the media. From company features to podcast interviews to TV segments — you’ve got gold stars (and coverage) in your future.

Enrollment opens December 1st, 2020 for two-weeks ONLY. Winter semester kicks off in January 2021. So grab your coloured pencils, your Hilroy notebook, and your permission slip signed by YOU to start getting the media coverage of your dreams for your business today.

Use promo code BLOGJAM2020 for 15% off registration. Valid between December 1-15, 2020.

Heather Deveaux Instructional Design

Heather Deveaux is a leading instructional design coach for entrepreneurs who want to create online courses to expand their service-based business offerings.

With 20 years of experience developing programs, workshops, and online courses, Heather understands the struggles entrepreneurs have with mapping out course ideas, creating curriculum, and tackling the tech. At the end of her 30-day program, you'll have planned, designed, and created a fully functional online course that can be marketed and sold to help you grow your business.

Use code BLOGJAM2020 to receive $497USD off the price of the program if you sign up before December 31, 2020.

Marrow Marketing

The Society of Brand Integrity is where you go to learn how to build a brand that you can implement consistently, so you can grow in a way that’s integrated (without the scumbaggery of transactional pitchiness).

If you’re running a brand — even if that brand is YOU — and you want to grow in a way that lasts, The Society of Brand Integrity is for you.

Our mission is to make the voice of small business LOUDER and redistribute wealth to the kind of people who will make the world a better place.

HOW? Welcome to...

The Society of Brand Integrity

(You can call it SOBI)

SOBI is an annual online membership for brand builders who care a lot about integrity.

It’s the most unique combination of community (for support), coaching (for accountability and implementation) and online learning (so you can be the most badass marketer you can be).

Heather Plumridge

I work with you to achieve true engagement with your team leading to unified solutions so everyone can move from complacency to taking bold steps forward. My proven methods excite people on all levels to ensure everyone is dedicated and in it together.

I design and run productive, inventive meetings — remote or in-person — using the best tools for your needs.

I work collaboratively with you to uncover the expertise that lies in your front-line's experience. We use your team’s brilliance to plan new paths forward that help re-shape the way your organization makes an impact.

My mission is to align management, workers, and clients into one powerful force. With proven processes, we will work together to ensure everyone’s voice is heard and incorporated into solutions that last. Every voice is essential.

How we get there is up to us.

The Groundwork

A Planning Session for Every Season

When you're feeling overwhelmed and frazzled, it's so hard to know where to begin. Having a solid framework allows you to start taking action on your ideas. You know where you want to go, but just you need the map to get there!

Using The Groundwork Method, we will look at the big picture of your business — putting your ideas (offers, products, marketing, workflow, etc) into a plan with themes and specific actions so you can realistically accomplish your goals.

You'll leave this planning session with the clarity and focus you need to really dig in and move forward on your own.

Brand & Business Boosters

Services for Small Business Successs

KA Social Media Consulting

2021 Social Media Prep Package

Hop into 2021 ready for success with this Social Media Prep Package

The package includes:

  • 1 Hour strategy session with Kerra Aucoin, Social Media Expert
  • Full social media audit including things being done right and improvements
  • Suggested goal setting for 2021

Use the Code BLOGJAM to receive 45% off the full package price.

Waypoint Creative Services

The Design Landmark Package

The beauty of a printed product is the deep physical connection it creates. In this package, we'll design an asset that serves up a special experience for your ideal clients. One that gives them a peek at what it feels like to be part of your world.

This package is perfect for:

  • The copywriter who wants to send a unique postcard after a project.
  • The artisan who wants to include a branded product-care card with each delivery for an extra special touch.
  • The photographer who wants a rack card to showcase the best of their business.
  • Or your next big idea!

Those businesses — those humans — stand out and get remembered for the experience they created for their customers and clients.

Waypoint Creative's Stacy can’t wait to help you serve your clients on a whole new level by helping you create deeper connections with a tangible piece.

Michelle Doucette Photography

Lifestyle & Branding Photography

With heart, passion and creativity – let’s tell your unique story.

Photographer, Michelle Doucette, can help you connect with your ideal client through a collection of images that creatively showcase your brand story.

Handmade East

Handmade East are Cape Breton's own professional button pushers!

We offer custom 7/8”, 1.25” & 2.25” round pin-back buttons, magnets and more. Each button is made to order using either your own artwork or a design that we have created with you.

These buttons are the perfect way to promote your business, fundraising campaign, event, band, ideology and more.

Websavers Inc

Beyond how awesome the people running it are, the service and customer support from Websavers are outstanding. Give your blog the power it needs for your posts to reach the audience it deserves.

With WordPress experts on-hand to answer your blogging and hosting questions, your days of looking for the answer are over. Ask our team and we'll always try to point you in the right direction.

Our built-in 1-Click utilities and WordPress optimized environment give you the tools you've been waiting for and the speed you didn't know you were missing.

The Jenna & Tosh Show

A podcast by Pickle Planet Moncton & The Podcast Hub

Wish you had 25 minutes to tell your story? We can make it happen!

Jenna Morton & Tosh Taylor are two of the most established podcasters in New Brunswick, with decades of journalistic & radio experience.

Tap into their combined social media reach of more than 22,000 Maritime followers as a guest on their weekly podcast/TV talk show or hire them to help you craft your own series.

They would love to talk with you about guest appearances, podcast advertising options, on-location promotions, podcasting workshops, and your podcast dreams!

Offshoot Creative Consulting

Offshoot Creative Consulting specializes in building gorgeous custom Wordpress-based websites for small businesses and creative entrepreneurs. Whether you run a blog, a store, online courses, membership services, or downloadable products, we can build the perfect platform for you.

Our sites have to check four boxes: beautiful, user experience-focused, responsive, and accessible. Our creative team brings a collective background in education, social work, and design to all our projects, and making websites that everyone can access is critical to us. The internet is for everyone, and we will help you make sure your business' website says so, too.

In addition to offering our web design packages, we also offer website audits for existing sites, covering topics ranging from accessibility to SEO to website performance. Get started with one of our free complimentary mini-audits, or explore a more in-depth evaluation to help you understand how your business' web presence is being perceived by your audience and algorithms.

Tara Joy Andrews

Tara has a holistic approach to design and truly enjoys getting to know the people behind the businesses that she works with.

Knowing what motivated and inspired the business from the beginning gives important clues on how to create and execute the perfect design for your brand, products, or services.

Ali Breen Career Coaching

Stop asking "What's next? What’s out there? What am I going to do?”

Ask "Who am I now?" instead.

That’s where meaningful work begins.

Things are messy, in flux & in between. Our identities are shifting as the world shifts. How can we plan for a future that is so blurry?

We start with your stories — your lived experience. We unearth super personal, powerful clues. Then, we connect your unique context, in this moment in time, to your career ownership.

Own your stories — own your career.

Who am I now that everything has changed? Let's find out.

Coaching programs include:

  • 90-min future-focused coaching sessions
  • Post-session Reflect Backs with proactive, intentional activities
  • Exploration Plans & Career Conversation Guide
  • Narrative, story-based web app
  • Leading, research-based approaches to all things career — from labour market info to negotiations, from font choice to ATS, from hired to fired and beyond

Group programs start mid-January.

Individual programs are available year-round.

Email & quote BLOGJAMDREAMERS to receive 15% off packages for you and for the dreamers in your life.

Gather & Echo

Social storytelling is an age-old tradition shared through a modern medium and a well-told story will capture attention, connect with your audience, illustrate your brand values, and highlight the heart of why you do what you do.

Copy Writing + Content Editing

Share your story with content writing for electronic communications, website copy, and ghost writing, or have a seasoned editor polish your own words with substantive or copyediting services for academic, business, web, or creative documents.

Let Gather & Echo provide you the tools to share your story, grow your audience, increase engagement, and connect with the right people.

Get (It) Together

Collaborations, Networking, and Parties Face-to-Face

eSource Event

Virtual Event Strategy & Consulting

Leverage proven industry experience and practice to create fabulous virtual events of all sizes and complexities.

Custom packages for your needs!

Honey And Butter

Socializing + social distancing?

This year we’re offering personal grazing boxes and individually packaged treats dropped off to your workplace or gathering.

Just For Fun

Explore, Create & Connect with Our Community

Humblebee+Co.

The humblebee Snail Mail program is a way to reach out to anyone and everyone who wants to connect through writing letters and sending "sweet nothings" in an effort to spread more happiness and love to those who need it most. It is also a judgement-free zone, welcoming everyone, to provide support on an accessible platform.

Getting back to the basics in the way we communicate with each other, an outlet that is essentially away from social media, has been so important these days amongst an ongoing pandemic that has pushed many into isolation. The program is free and we have 150+ pen pals from around the world!

Since starting humblebee+co many associate our brand with kindness, wellness, and overall good vibes and I plan on carrying that theme throughout the website, blog, and snail mail program!

Our Best N.S.

Adventure Journal by Jen Meza

Our Best N.S. Adventure Journal is a journal for you to record your memories of exploring Nova Scotia. It comes with 10 inspiring day-trip outlines, your own N.S. bucket list, and almost 100 pages to record your own adventures.

It also includes a bonus section where you can create your own resource guide of Nova Scotian beaches, hikes, restaurants and other tourist destinations.

The Journal was created with the intention to inspire and encourage Nova Scotians to explore their own backyard, and in doing so put money back into our own economy in a time when we need it the most. 10% of profits will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Sparkles n' Sawdust

Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio is an independent recreational art facility located on Argyle street, in downtown Halifax.

We offer fun and creative based workshops for adults and small groups.

Our mission is to provide a relaxing and memorable experience for our guests.

Created By
Krista Montelpare
Appreciate

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