One of the perks of being a KonMari Consultant is learning about all of the things that bring people joy. My clients are excited to share their favorite products and brands with me. Many of these items have broad appeal across households. Here are a few of the favorite things that spark joy for me and my clients, and maybe for you or your loved ones as well. Happy Gifting!
Bombas Socks - A pair is donated for every pair purchased. The most comfortable socks ever according to one client, she discarded all of her other socks and only kept her Bombas.
Allbirds Shoes & Loungers - Clients rave about the comfort an style of these kicks.
Chanel Classic Clutch with Chain - A classic for my style-conscious clients.
State Backpacks - Also a buy-one give-one model, the bags are both stylish and sturdy for both kids and adults. You can get many years out of these bags.
Anna Quindlen’s Living Out Loud - A compilation of her “Life in the 30’s” column. I come back to this book again and again. The articles are hard to find which is why I end up reccommneding the book so much.
Ann Lamott’s Help Thanks Wow - A book on how to pray, can be enjoyed by people across faiths including nonbelievers.
Emily McDowell’s Empathy Cards - Great for situations when you just don’t have the words.
New Yorker Magazine Subscription - My clients love the New Yorker magazine, although I recommend discarding the past issue as soon as the new issue comes in to avoid that dreaded feeling that you have to catch up on your reading.
Decomposition Notebooks - Made from recycled materials plus fun graphics on the cover make these books a great upgrade from the classic marble composition books.
Blackwing Pearl Pencils - A pencil is just a pencil until you’ve written with a Blackwing. Swoon. I recommend getting the sharpener to go with it.
Essential Oils Roll-Ons - NYC folks, contact Veronica Perretti for a custom blend.
Rodan & Fields Hydration Serum - This stuff is pure gold. It was a gift from a client and now I’m hooked.
EO Handsoap and Bubble Bath - An accessible luxury, every time you wash your hands is a little moment of bliss.
The Federalist Cabernet Sauvignon - Pairs well with a Ben Franklin Circle discussion group.
Global Chef’s Knife - No you don’t need a knife block - this one is a versatile powerhouse in the kitchen. It’s Anthony Bourdain’s go-to recommendation.
Planetbox Lunchbox - I loved my daughter’s so much, which was gifted from a client, that I bought another one for myself. They recently came out with fun new colors.
Indoor Snowballs (Toy) - I can’t tell you how many of my clients LOVE these things. Apparently hours of fun. One client bought a set for each member of the family and staged an indoor snowball fight Christmas morning.
Ravensburger Children’s Puzzles - One client’s kids go through these puzzles so quickly she wants to start a puzzle rental service.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty - I picked some of this up after seeing how much my client’s kids enjoyed this stuff and I’m happy to report that $15 worth of putty got me through 10+ hours of bus and train travel around Alaska with my 7 year old daughter without resorting to devices.
Legos - Not a surprise, but kids love Legos. They are popular for a reason. I recommend using a 10-drawer cart, like this one to organize them by color. The log trays make it easy to sift through and find specific pieces.
Treasure Box - Every kids needs a place to keep the random stuff they collect, things like rocks, charms, goodie bag toys, things from nature, key chains, etc. These are not toys to be sorted and organized, so they need their own special place. I love these Bon Voyage boxes from Crate and Barrel for that purpose, but any unique box with a lid would do.
Framebridge - Great service for framing photos and other memorabilia (scarves, ticket stubs, etc.)
Legacy Box - Mail-in service for digitizing your media. There are better, cheaper options for digitizing photos, but this service is great for the hard to deal with forms of media like slides, VHS, and film reels.
Kolo Photo Boxes with their Noci Photo Albums - When choosing sentimental storage it’s important to have archival quality and go with a brand that doesn’t change their style too frequently so that you can add to your collection bit by bit and keep the look seamless.
What are some of your favorite things? Leave a comment below.