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ENTER TO WIN: $50 Gift Card From Lila Mae




Fall in Love with Eco-Friendly, American-made gifts this Valentine’s Day!!!


Indulging your beloved with a high quality, fashionable gift that is both eco-friendly and made in the USA is no longer an impossible feat! LilaMae: Responsibly Made in the USA (www.lilamae.com) burst on to the scene a few weeks ago and aims to change the way you think of shopping by offering a sophisticated, sustainable collection of small batch goods for men, women, children and the home created by 70 independent manufacturers and artisans from 31 states across the country.  From sexy to sentimental, you are sure to find a treasure as unique and special as your Valentine on this fantastic online destination.
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Take a look at just some of the wonderful products you can find at lilamae.com:


For All (under $50)
  • Raaka Chocolate: Handcrafted in small batches close to home in Brooklyn,  these chocolates are to live for and are sure to set the tone for a magical evening.
  • Sqirl Jams: In a word, orgasmic! These jams made from fresh, organic fruit are sumptuous and perfect with wine and cheese or to enjoy the morning after.
  • Chalk tablet & stand: Handcrafted in Pennsylvania, great price point!  Comes with or without a stand.  Fun gift for children young and old.
For Men
  • Fabulous one-of-a-kind neckties made of vintage fabrics made in Maine will keep your husband looking sharp and distinctive to help get or keep him in the corner office.
  • This belt made in Portland from recycled bike tires is sturdy and comfortable, great for business casual attire and stretches a bit in anticipation of the occasional indulgence. (under $50)
For Women
  • Cuff and collar:  Make a statement while staying cozy! Made of 100% cashmere in upstate NY, this stunning twist on the traditional mitten and scarf set will accent any piece and keep you warm both indoors and out.
    • Vintage milk glass: We love these hard-to-find American made treasures.  Break out of the norm with these iconic symbols of early twentieth century American style. Classic, unique gift your girlfriends will no doubt find a use for. (under $50)
  • Terrafirma ceramics: Hard to please moms who have everything?  Look no further!  This ceramic stoneware is made from textiles creating exquisite patterns fabulous for entertaining or display.

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For Children
  • Sweater Toys:  One-of-a-kind made in NYC from recycled cashmere, bring home a new friend for your little one to cuddle with (or keep for yourself if in need of some comfort!)

Check out all the latest from Lila Mae online at:

  • LilaMae.com
  • pinterest.com/lilamaeusa/
  • www.facebook.com/LilaMaeUSA
  • twitter.com/LilaMaeUSA

One (1) lucky Lady and the Blog reader will receive a $50 gift card that you can use to buy the perfect giftable for that special someone or to give yourself a treat. And, Lila Mae will also be offering free shipping for all orders over $75 with coupon code XOXO through Valentines’ Day.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. fave item is Raaka Chocolate Gift Box :: Set of 6 Nibblers
    herry123_us at live dot com

  2. I love the purple princess collection.

  3. I really like the Alchemy Goods Bag :: Pike. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. domestic diva : February 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I like the happily ever after pillow.

  5. claudinemarie : February 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    i adore the crowns by carrie root!

  6. Colleen Boudreau : February 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    The Alexandra Ferguson Pillow :: Let’s Make Out.

  7. Debbie Chaney : February 7, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Would love the Raaka Chocolate…also love that the products are made in the USA!

  8. I like the Kris Nations Chevron Cuff Bracelet :: Silver.

  9. cute hippo

  10. I like the hippo. linajr27@yahoo.com

  11. their vintage ties, specifically Necktie :: Midnight Charcoal Shirting & 1940s Mini Violet Floral

  12. michelle warner : February 7, 2013 at 10:59 am

    i want to try the sqirl jams, they sound amazing

  13. Raaka Chocolate Gift Box :: Set of 6 Bars

  14. Maureen Zanella : February 7, 2013 at 11:54 am

    My favorite product is the Raaka Chocolate!!

  15. Crown Maple Syrup :: Dark Amber

  16. I like the Hovey Lee Earrings :: Halle — so fancy!

  17. I really like the broken egg bowl.

  18. My favorite is Kris Nations Orchid Pendant Necklace

  19. happily ever after pillow

  20. I love the let’s make out pillows!

  21. Their line of sweater toys is really cute.

  22. Love the Kris Nations Chevron Cuff Bracelet :: Silver

  23. Hovey Lee Earrings :: Ruffle

  24. I really love the Smiling Planet Plate :: Circle Of Life!

  25. Great unique gifts, I love the Nifty Narwahl. I have never seen a toy version & my LO would sure give it lots of love

  26. Peg & Awl Waxed Canvas Tote :: Small

  27. Samantha Daleo : February 9, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I would love the Chalk tablet & stand

  28. Samantha Daleo : February 9, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Oops..I forgot to leave my email, its jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

  29. jessica edwards : February 10, 2013 at 7:30 am

    happily ever after pillow

  30. Melissa Hartley : February 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Cuff and collar–would love to give this scarf to a friend I rarely get to see 🙂
    Thank you.

  31. Melissa Hartley : February 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm
  32. I’d love the Sydney Hale Candle :: Fir and Blue Sage!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  33. natalie nichols : February 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I would love to try the maple syrup

  34. very interested in the honey.

  35. I like the broken egg bowl

  36. Kris Nations Sol Necklace :: Silver

  37. I like the Root Studio Headband :: Triple Flower
    carlylc at gmail dot com

  38. Ashley Morrissey : February 12, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Love the Sultry Scents!

  39. Heart & Pig Vertical…cute!

  40. would love to try the candles – love love candles!

  41. I love the pillow

  42. I love the hippo!

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