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Thanks, Dad. You'll Always Be Our #1

Steely Dipuccio Anderson

 Bon Vivant owner Steely with her dad at her surprise 25th birthday party.

Bon Vivant owner Steely with her dad at her surprise 25th birthday party.

Father's Day is June 17th this year, but we wanted to hop in early with a post all about our love for dads. They taught us how to ride our bikes without training wheels, let us sneak ice cream before dinner, and they call the auto garage about our car when we think we're getting ripped off. Some of us are lucky enough to still have our dads around, so it's extra important to take some time to really thank them for all they've done for us. 

One of the best things my dad taught me was to always be proud of who I am.
— Steely Anderson

"One of the best things my dad taught me was to always be proud of who I am," says Bon Vivant owner Steely Anderson. "Seeing his confidence in who he was made me feel confident and happy with who I was and am, and I'm forever grateful for that."

 Bon Vivant employee Sam goes on her very first fishing trip in Florida.

Bon Vivant employee Sam goes on her very first fishing trip in Florida.

My dad and I are scarily alike, and I seem to be turning into him as I get older.” says Sam.  “He’s definitely where I get my temper from, but he’s taught me to never settle for less and to push back when needed. Plus he’s always down for a road trip, and he’s where I get my love of music from.
— Sam

Four Brand New Boxes for Dad

Dads can be the easiest and hardest to buy for, all at the same time. They always say they don't want anything, and they tend to have just about everything they want. So what do we do? We tell ourselves this year we're going to think of the best gift ever and swear we aren't going to give him another gift card to Home Depot (guilty!). Look, we know how easy it is to give up on finding something interesting for dad year after year. You give in and get another BBQ tool set, another car wash coupon. It seems that there are so many more options for mom on her special day, so we curated four new boxes in case you'd like to gift him something out of the ordinary. We even added our new petite option in the mix!

In addition to our Father's Day curated collection, you can mix and match any 4-7 items of your choice on our build-a-box. BOOM, best Father's Day gift customized by you and sent with love.

We even made a playlist that you can share with dad this Father's Day. Sure, he'll probably be the one doing the grilling, but you can play the tunes and maybe even sing along together. Happy Father's Day, dads!

Go Best Friend That's My Best Friend

Steely Dipuccio Anderson

We’re unveiling our brand new petite boxes just in time for National Best Friend’s Day (which is on Friday, June 8 by the way.) Friendships are one of our absolute favorite things to celebrate here at Bon Vivant; our ride or dies who have been beside us for all of our highs and lows deserve a little recognition every now and then. We can’t think of a better way to show your bestie how much you really care. Here are a couple of great options:

Petite Bestie Box: $56

Remember those nights you'd stay up late at your best friend's house and paint your nails while playing M.A.S.H.? (We may be showing our age here.) Relive those memories with our new petite bestie box: choose your nail polish color, pen color and mini notebook cover! The French Girl rose lip polish is perfect to soften up the lips and the lush air plant is included.

Signature Bestie Box: starting at $75

Our Signature Bestie Box includes everything you find in the petite box plus a candle in the scent of your choice, a box of delicious Fatty Sundays chocolate covered pretzels, and our favorite Aenon's face mask in both rose and charcoal. Trust us when we say these masks are a major upgrade over that chunky St. Ives apricot scrub from your youth. Bonus: if your recipient is local to Austin, TX you can add a beautiful bouquet of flowers with our signature bestie box for $105. Because everyone loves fresh flowers.

Luxe Bestie Box: $120

Our Luxe Bestie Box is the ultimate gift for your very best friend: everything from both the petite and signature boxes is included plus a ThinkSport insulated water bottle in your choice of color. A subtle gift for the friend that never drinks water during your nights out? We think so.

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Get your most obscure inside jokes ready, because every one of our cards are personally handwritten just for your best friend. 

Remember, we hand deliver to 78701-78705 in case you and your BFF don't live in the same city anymore. Looking to customize a box on your own instead? Pick 4-7 of your favorite things here and we’ll box it all up nice and pretty and send it their way. Deadlines to order are Monday, June 4.

We made a playlist just for you and your best friends! Let us know you and your bestie’s favorite song so we can add it.

Meet our Makers: Kim Ellis, Founder + CEO at Honeycomb Baby Goods

Steely Dipuccio Anderson

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I can't quite recall when and where I first came across Honeycomb Baby Goods, but I know that wanting to feature them in our gift boxes was immediate. Not only are they the cutest and most functional baby products, they're also handmade in Austin. Kim Ellis is the Founder+CEO, and she is also a mom of 3 young boys. Her inspiration for starting this business came from realizing that many of her necklaces ended up in her baby's mouth, so she decided to make a necklace that was safe for babies to chew on, but also stylish. LOVE!! Read more to learn about Kim and Honeycomb Baby Goods below. We are so excited to partner with them and can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

When did you start your business and why?

I started Honeycomb in March 2016. I am a stay-at-home mama to 3 sweet boys. At the time, my youngest was teething like CRAZY. I had received a teething necklace from my sister-in-law and my son Charlie was immediately obsessed. When I went online to try to find more, I had a hard time finding anything that was my style. I always love a good DIY project, so I decided to design and make my own. Friends started asking for some of their own, and the business kind of took off from there.

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What/who are your major influences?

My husband was a business major in college and he is an entrepreneur himself, so he is always super supportive and always assists me in the areas of my business that I am weak. I have also recently really gotten into the Business Boutique podcast with Christy Wright.

Do you have a favorite piece or product that you’ve done?

I really love our Story teething necklace in cream… I wear it a lot! I’m also really loving our brand new buttery soft Lovie Teethers.

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What’s the best part of owning your own business?

Being able to be at home with my boys AND have a fun creative outlet at the same time. 

What is a typical “work” day like for you?

Mom all day – work when I can. That’s about it. Naptime and bedtime are the golden hours! ;)

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What does the process of making a piece or product consist of?

I spend time really thinking through the colors and styles that I see in my own closet and my friend’s as well. I order custom colors that I feel really fit our brand and take the time to try new things. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. But the creative design process is my favorite!

What are your favorite ways to unwind when you aren’t working?

Date nights with my husband and a good binge worthy show on Netflix.

To learn more about Honeycomb Baby Goods, visit their website here.