The Happy Hermit seems to be having a bit of a renaissance these days, considering all the time at home we've all found ourselves faced with! While many of us might not take to it so kindly - it is the Happy Hermit who thinks to themselves, even in the face of all the chaos, ah, finally, an excuse to just stay in.
Oh, the Happy Hermit! So at peace away from the ruckus of the world writ large; so in joy introspective — how little we see you but how crucial you are to the balance of our world, our society. Holding the space for the rest of the world running around, in their hermitage keep, keeping us all without us even knowing it.
The Happy Hermit calls to mind a favorite quote from The Country of the Pointed Firs, in which Sarah Orne Jewett honored the hermit so well: “In the life of each of us, I said to myself, there is a place remote and islanded, and given to endless regret or secret happiness; we are each the uncompanioned hermit and recluse of an hour or a day; we understand our fellows of the cell to whatever age of history they may belong.”
CROCHETED WISHING STAR • $35 & up
Made for every single age you can be, this handmade heirloom quality keepsake is sure to bring joy and wonder to any Happy Hermit's home. At its core, this dynamic plush star has a special tumbled wishing stone - yours to choose - that imbues this plushie with its extra special powers (yeah, I said it!).
Each star also features a wishing pocket, where your Happy Hermit can tuck the wish they've written down on the enclosed special wishing paper. This thing is seriously magical!
By granting your Happy Hermit with a "reason" to spend time focusing in on their hopes with creativity and joy, you are giving them the chance to attenuate their energy and begin generating the outcomes needed to help make that wish an eventual reality.
Multiple sizes, colors, and stone types available. Must order by 12/6 for guaranteed Christmas delivery. Missed the date? No problem! I'm happy to send them an email with full color photos and details about their new gift, along with a note from you and their tracking info once it ships.
SLEEPY KITTY TSHIRT • $20
A key to the Happy Hermit's happy life is a solid supply of comfy clothes that keep their bodies and hearts warm. This tshirt is sure to do just that :)
Not every Happy Hermit is able to have a furry friend living with them, but almost every one wishes they could. Even if your Happy Hermit has a fur friend for a roommate, chances are they wouldn't mind welcoming another one (especially one that doesn't require much but a wash then and again!).
Order this one a size up for that extra cozy, sleep shirt feel :)
the MINI-MUSHROOM PRINT PACK • $15
A Happy Hermit's home requires all kinds of visual delights. Make a contribution to their collection with this great set of mini-prints!
Makes for a great stocking stuffer or secret santa gift! Or, take it to the next level and frame them before gifting :).
THE MAGIC OF WINTER COLOR ME! STICKER ME! CARD PACK • $15
For the Happy Hermit, letters can be an important part of keeping themselves happy, healthy, and at peace. Gift the joy or joyful communication with a set (or two!) of these Color Me! Sticker Me! cards!
Want to go the extra mile? Include a special sheet of stamps, too :).
INCIENSO DE SANTA FE INCENSE • $4
The Happy Hermit's home can always use some good smells and energetic clearing - and this incense is perfect for that!
Made by a family owned company based in New Mexico, these incense bricks are made solely of wood dust that is sustainably harvested and produced.
Each scent is cleansing and grounding, and these sticks are a great way to cleanse and bless any space.
Having a hard time deciding which scent to choose? Try the sampler! These mixed packs make a beautiful and thoughtful gift - they even come with a little burner!
ONE-to-ONE VIRTUAL PERSONAL POETRY SESSION • $35 & up
Sometimes, even when they're happy to be home, the Happy Hermit wishes they could have a little more human connection. Especially the kind that doesn't take much energy and ends with the making of a memory that can sustain that good feeling for some time to come.
A one-to-one virtual session seeks to do just that.
These sessions allow the participant to share with me face to face that is happening in their life that they would like their poem to explore. They can share while I listen, or I can take a more active role in the conversation. It's entirely up to them, and whatever they share with me / we talk about will inspire the poem I will write for them.
Depending on the length of the session, these meetings can stay on the surface or dive down deep - but regardless of the quantity of time the quality of the poem and its power to impress, clarify, encourage, or affirm is certain.
CENTERING MUG • $15
The Happy Hermit's day is surely filled with many, many warm beverages... which means they must maintain a steady and meaningful supply of mugs. But not just any mugs. No! When it comes to the Happy Hermit, mugs that mean something are where it's at. Mugs that inspire, that remind, that empower - all while providing adequate housing and insulation for whatever delicious bevvy waits inside.
I've got a bunch of mugs to pick from, but the bright and enchanting quality of this design makes the Happy Hermit in me smile :)
THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY • $10
This short piece of metaphysical / speculative fiction revolves around a couple who very well may be Happy Hermits. We don't get to know them well enough to really know, but if you know a Happy Hermit you might be able to read between the lines and see the signs...
Either way, every Happy Hermit needs a good read now and again, and this one will probably be right up their alley. It's weird, circuitous, and hinges on a home that may or may not be there at all.
GIFT CARD $25 & up
Still not sure what to get? Well, don't let that scare you! I offer gift cards starting at $25, in $5 increments. These gift cards are delivered digitally, but you also have the option to send a keepsake gift certificate in the mail, too!
If possible, I suggest a $50 gift so that your Happy Hermit has some freedom to explore both the Poem Shop and the Love Bazaar at large! However - even a $25 gift allows the recipient to pick and choose from the majority of the items I sell in the Love Bazaar :)