Our Favorite Gift Ideas

With the holidays rapidly approaching (just six more weeks to go!), we have gifting on the mind. Shopping for holiday gifts doesn’t need to be a stressor — in fact, we find it’s quite fun! Coming off the heels of our first-ever holiday gifting launch, we wanted to highlight our very favorite gifts that are sure to delight your loved ones.

 

 

If you’re stumped on what to get your little one for Christmas this year, we have you covered! From adorable outfits to lovable toys, there is a little something for every kiddo in your life. Our new dolls make the perfect companion for road trips and family movie nights alike. We have five different dolls (all with different personalities to match your child’s), plus an adorable Lovely Llama Doll for the animal lover. You can even get coordinating dolly & me outfits so she can match her new doll!

 

We all can remember how much fun it was (and still is) to play make believe. Ignite your kiddo’s imagination with our new Time for Tea Set! This 17-piece set includes everything she needs to throw the tea party of her dreams including the sweetest patterned cups and saucers, and a pretty tablecloth to match! It all packs neatly into a cute trunk, so you can store it when the party’s over (until next time, of course).

 

 

 

Your love for the holidays was passed down from the original holiday hostess (with the mostest) — your mother. You know that no one appreciates festive add-ons quite like she does, so we recommend getting her one (or two) of our adorable holiday ornaments! The Gingerbread Ornament is a classic, but who could resist our Holiday Dress Ornament?

 

 

Secret Santa gift exchanges are all fun and games until you draw someone who you don’t know very well. No worries! There are some gifts that are universally loved like a coffee mug or cute stationery. A coffee mug is one of those no-brainer gift ideas because who doesn’t love a steamy latté or hot cocoa in the winter? Pair it up with our new journal set and you’ll forever be known as the best Secret Santa ever!

 

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What is your go-to gift idea? Share below in the comments!

     

Pieces with Purpose

If you have ever had a chance to skip back to the early years of our little blog, you might have noticed a common theme that still runs strong through the words and posts that you continue to see today… You’ll see oh so much love, heart and soul because why do anything if you don’t have these magical ingredients!? You’ll see creativity, delectable details, color, and of course gorgeous designs and patterns. For these things are apart of the MJ DNA that is woven into each pretty piece. And last but certainly not least you will see opportunities, adventures and so many wonderful projects of giving back!

This month we are so excited to bring you another beautiful piece with purpose, our Adventurous Acorn Tunic. This cute little number is one of our favorite things about our October release. Sure her fabrics are soft and buttery, adorned with the sweetest little ruffle and acorn print, but most importantly she will be creating a little magic this fall! This trusty little tunic will have 10% of her proceeds donated to our friends at the Mighty Acorn Foundation.

This organization has always been near and dear to our hearts and many of our customers from the moment MJC founders, Denise and David DeMarchis, started it so many years back. As Denise mentioned in a previous post, pretty much just one girl, a customer, asking for a donation is what started this sweet adventure. It’s funny how something so simple can turn into such a powerful mission and love of Kitale. Denise and David wanted these kids to have the same dreams and opportunities their children have had including a safe place to sleep, food to eat and an education to last them a lifetime.

As a company, we believe that we are all called to be apart of something bigger than ourselves and the more we grow as a company, the more we can give and empower women and girls around the world. At the core of our unpredictable little company is giving back and making a difference, not just in our own backyard but across the ocean and to the sweet souls in Kitale, Kenya. And none of this couldn’t have been done with each and every one of the MJ community, you are truly helping us make a difference one pretty piece at a time. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

So, this one is for you Mighty Acorns!

xoxo,

Your MJC team

** To keep up with all the amazing things the Mighty Acorn Foundation is doing, be sure to follow along on their social pages (Instagram and Facebook) and on their website.

     

#gogold

As we commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness this month, we had the opportunity to connect with our friends at the American Childhood Cancer Organization to create another special piece to benefit this amazing non-profit. Matilda Jane Clothing has long been a company of creating pieces with a purpose and we couldn’t have been more excited and inspired when it came to dreaming up a beautiful dress that not only benefits so many sweet kiddos and their families but also one that your little ones will love and feel good in.

Last year our team had the opportunity to work with Julie, one of our sweet Trunk Keepers, Katie Ann, Bennett’s mother and Jamie with ACCO to release the Brave & Beautiful Bennett Knot Dress (see a little more about this here). This dress was inspired by and named after little Miss Bennett who passed away in October 2015 of pediatric cancer. Our AMAZING MJ community came together and within minutes the dress sold out… excited and grateful were just the start of the feelings that were running through all of us, and right then we just knew that another collaboration had to happen.

We were so excited to bring the team back together again to create a beautiful design for our 2019 Brave & Beautiful Bennett Knot Dress. Little Miss Bennett was in mind down to every last detail! The team wanted this sweet piece to radiate beauty, joy and all things girl from floral fabrics, ruffles, soft buttery hues (of course a little pink!) and pops of gold as it is the color for pediatric cancer awareness. The only thing really missing now is a twirl from your little girl to finish off the piece!

We hope you will join us this Tuesday, September 17 as we honor sweet little Bennett and release our second Brave & Beautiful Bennett Knot Dress. The latest Platinum upload will go up on matildajaneplatinum.com at 12pm EST and portion proceeds for this pretty piece will benefit ACCO, the oldest and largest grassroots childhood cancer organization in the U.S. There are so many little ones who have a strong, joyful spirit and show so much courage as they fight against cancer, and our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone one of them. #gogold

xoxo,
The Plat Gals

     
Miriam Stanley - September 17, 2019 - 8:37 pm

Since August 10, 2018, my now 4 year old littlest grandson Pryce, has battled stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer.
Thank you for designing such a beautiful dress and boy’s outfits that will help fight this horrible disease through funding the ACCO!
Pryce and his 4 siblings and my other granddaughter have long been fans of and wear the Manila Jane clothing. Now there is even more reason to like your company!
Blessings for supporting our warrior children and grandbabies!
God is good!
Miriam Stanley
#prayersforpryce

Katie Redmon - September 17, 2019 - 4:30 pm

Thank you, thank you for bringing awareness to our children battling cancer 💛 It means so much to know we aren’t alone!