I have an obsession with California! I love the beaches, I love the warm sun, I love the palm trees, I love the succulents and most of all I love the beachy laid-back lifestyle complete with pastel colours and vegan smoothie bowls. I'm blessed that I work with mentor that runs 4 day workshops in the LA area twice a year. And I am even more fortunate that LAX is a quick 2.5 hour flight from Vancouver that is often under $250 CDN (roundtrip!) which is a reason to fly there even if it is just for a couple days in the sun!
I've been working with my mentor Felicia Searcy for over 2 years so I've developed a very close group of friends from around North America that meet-up in California. This trip, I wanted to bring them gifts from the store to remember our time together. I needed a gift that would fly well (it needed to fly there with me and fly home with them) and it needed to have that California vibe. And of course I am the most last minute gifter ever so it needed to be something amazing we had at the store that I could grab a couple hours before my flight.
I found the answer in Oh Susanna Felt and Yarn Succulents! They look adorable, travel well, will remind my friends of California and best of all, they can't kill them, so they will have them forever!
If Oh Susanna Felt and Yarn Succulents sound familiar it is because I also gave them as end-of-the-year teacher gifts to my daughters' teachers. I can't imagine a more perfect teacher gift that will last on their desk all Summer (or Winter break) ready to brighten their day when they return to work.
Oh Susanna Succulents have become a popular gift with our customers too. One woman told me that she travelled from the UK and had to stop into our store because one of the things she had to bring back with her was one of Susanna's succulents. Each one is one-of-a-kind so we have many customers that eagerly await a new delivery so they can pick out their favourites right when they come in.
We don't have them listed online as each one is truly special, but please be in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can take photos for you and help you find the perfect succulent to be shipped. They really do make the cutest gift!