We know that the winter holidays are just around the corner and the gifting season is coming with it. Here on the homestead we try to be supporters of small businesses as well as practical gift buyers, but we also are aware that some times good gifts can only come from major retailers. Here you find some of favorite gifts from independent sellers as well as major retailers.
Black Friday Art
J. Edward Neil owner of ShadowArtFinds is one of my all time favorite artists. His use of color and haunting imagery just bring a life to his work that I love! You can get prints and full canvases of his work through his Etsy store!
Mickie Mueller is one of the most beautiful artists in the witchcraft community. I have yet to find a work of hers that I didn’t love. Her home inspired works are available through her Esty store and are perfect gifts!
Black Friday Books
In addition to being an artist I am also an author and both my books are on sale for this holiday season! You can get a signed copy right in my store!
Fictional Musings is the writings from the eclectic notebook of an author. The visionary tales will take you into the heart of death, along-side the paranormal romances of unexpected characters, into the arms of steamy boudoir intimacies, enthrall you with stories of secrets and passions, and finally into poems that capture the soul. This collection is full of surprises and curiosities.
House of Salt and Sorrows
In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her sisters and their father and stepmother. Once there were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last–the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge–and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that her sister’s deaths were no accidents. The girls have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who–or what–are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family–before it claims her next. House of Salt and Sorrows is a spellbinding novel filled with magic and the rustle of gossamer skirts down long, dark hallways. Be careful who you dance with…
Blackthorn’s Protection Magic
A hands-on guide to protection magic using essential oils, incense, spells, and potions from a beloved and trusted authority.
Blackthorn’s Protection Magic guides readers through the realm of the green witch to a glade filled with options for your protection. Amy Blackthorn discusses spiritual, emotional, and physical security in an easy-to-understand way. The book provides an overview of what protection means to witches and then explores practices in more depth, including:
- Essential oils for protection magic
- The role plant allies play in both protecting and healing
- What astrology and tarot teach us about our strengths and weaknesses
- Oracle spell work as a potent source of protection
As a witch who has worked in executive security for nearly fifteen years, Amy possesses the botanical spirit of an animist witch, able to see the inherent spirit in plants, as well as a keen eye on ways to make a home feel safer and more secure, on the magical and the mundane levels. For example, holly trees provide magical protection from lightning, but also make a prickly barrier outside the home to keep burglars from lurking in the shadows.
Boost your psychic ability and incorporate the greater mysteries of magick into your practice with this groundbreaking book by bestselling author Mat Auryn. A companion to Psychic Witch, Mastering Magick features more than 60 spells and is the first book of its kind to focus on casting magick to bridge the divide between the seen and unseen worlds.
Mat teaches you how to connect with the witch’s tools, the elements, the moon, the seasons, and the planets to enchant yourself as a powerful psychic witch. You’ll learn the mechanics of spell work and how to make your magick as effective as possible. In addition to Mat’s own tried-and-true castings, Mastering Magick features more than a dozen spells from well-known witches and practitioners, including Christopher Penczak, Storm Faerywolf, Astrea Taylor, Madame Pamita, and others.
Black Friday Homewares
Recently our old blender and food processor decided they were ready to retire. So we decided to get the Ninja Blender, food processor, and smoothie blender combo. It was one of the best kitchen buys I have ever made! If you are someone who likes to cook this is a perfect gift!
Ninja Air Fryer
Sometimes my MS makes cooking a challenge so rely on things to help me get a dinner done quickly. I have always been an air fryer fan but ours was on it’s last legs and needed to be replaced. We got the Ninja air fryer and fell in love with it after one use! This is a great gift for anyone and everyone!
These are just a few of our Black Friday recommendations for your holiday shopping! Always shop small businesses first to support people.