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  • Hostess Gifts They'll Love this Season

    Hostess Gifts They'll Love this Season

    The time of wintery goodness has arrived and with the winter season comes holidays full of loved ones and traditions. With holiday gatherings and parties on the horizon, hostesses everywhere are in full planning mode. Hosting loved ones for holiday gatherings is a special honor for many. However, planning gatherings for the holidays takes some work and are generally focused around the guests.

    If you find yourself a guest for a holiday gathering this season, what better way to thank the hostess for all their hard work than by gifting a little something as a sign of your appreciation.

    In true Grasshopper Goods fashion, we have a fantastic selection of gifts perfect for the hostess in your life. Below are some items that may inspire. Shop all Hostess Gifts on our website here!


    Wash Your Hands Tea Towel - $15


    Reusable UnPaper Towels - 6 Pack (Various Styles) - $18

    Love You So Much Candle - $33

    Mini Stack Candle - Peach/Lilac/Ruby - $23

    Artisanal Jam + Jelly - $8

    Quotebook Journal - $40


    Soap Cubes Set of 6 - $30

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  • Midwesty Gifts to Help You Get Into the Fall Spirit

    Midwesty Gifts to Help You Get Into the Fall Spirit

    It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to summer. Though we'll miss the long days of warm sunshine, the cozy promise of fall in the Midwest is calling our name. The multicolored, crunchy leaves, chilled air, and layered outfits are cornerstones of the season in this region and every year they signify to us that the world is experiencing a reset, that the shifting weather indicates a new beginning. This year, though, we're relying on some traditionally Midwestern fall comforts to really get me into the spirit. 

    A Cozy Sweatshirt

    We know it’s autumn when we reach for the sweaters in our closets after a summer filled with t-shirts and tank tops. The Sun Will Always Rise sweatshirt was just added to the shop, as well as some other comfy picks to keep you cozy all fall long. This sweatshirt will keep you warm as temperatures dip, and still keep you looking put together.



    Bored of burning candles? Then try out these new delightfully, smelling incense. Inspired by the agave fields of Mexico, these sticks are sure to warm up your home on a cool fall day. They come in four different scents, and we're sure you'll find one you'll love.

    Track Your Trails

    As the leaves begin to change, people will begin to partake in the ever to popular activity of "leaf peeping". Wisconsin is home to more than 66 state parks, which are perfect places to peep at the trees as they make their reset. This Wisconsin State Parks Checklist Map is the perfect way to track your trails as you explore this fall.


    Saying "Chai" to Fall

    Become an at-home barista, and make your favorite fall drinks in a few easy steps with this soul-warming chai powders. Offered in both a caffeinated and caffeine-free option, the bold, spicy-sweet taste of this chai is sure to warm you up all season long.


    Smells Like Fall

    Candles are a great way to transition your home into the colder months. This Apple Cider Donut tin candle is the perfect scent for the fall season. Transform your home into a local pumpkin patch that makes the most mouth watering, homemade apple cider donuts. This scrumptious smelling candle is made in Highland Center, WI, and will have you be craving this sweet treat all fall long.

    Morel Spoon Rest

    To add a bit of Midwest hominess, this Morel Mushroom Spoon Rest can be a perfect touch. This delightful piece of decor is a perfect place to rest your spoon as whip up your favorite fall soups for cozy nights in or for a lazy Sunday. It’s a subtle way to add an autumnal feeling to your home without making a permanent change.

    These picks from our shop are helping me get into the fall spirit this year, one cozy day at a time. What Midwesty items are you using to celebrate the transition into autumn this year?

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  • Relax and Refresh: Gifts for the Apothecary Enthusiast

    Relax and Refresh: Gifts for the Apothecary Enthusiast

    At Grasshopper Goods we encourage everyone to take part in self-care. Whether that may be through meditation, watching reality TV, or going on a walk to clear your mind, doing what’s best for you to reset and recharge is an important part of mental and physical health.

    One of our favorite forms of self-care would be breaking out our favorite apothecary products and having a makeshift “spa day”.

    We believe that when you look good, you feel good, so take time to relax.

    A great first place to start when it comes to self-care would be to create a calm and serene environment. One way to do so is by lighting a candle. We have a vast selection of candles at the shop, but the Cancelled Plans candle is perfect for creating a "spa like" atmosphere. With notes of aloe, agave, chrysanthemum, green floral, and patchouli, any bathroom can be instantly transformed into a spa.

    Drawing a relaxing and warm bath or shower is always a great step in a self-care routine. Elevate the experience with this Exfoliating Sugarcube Set. Each set comes with four different scents: Coconut, Peach, Juice Cleanse and lavender Dream. We also carry a Moon Ritual Bath Soak, that helps benefit the body through grounding, relaxing, and connection to self. Create an extra calming experience by using a lavender eye pillow.


    After a nice, relaxing bath or shower, treat yourself from head to toe with the Jojoba + Rose Quartz Body Oil and Cooling Peppermint Foot Cream from Luminous Rose.


    For any ailments, such as a headache or muscle aches, we also carry a Headache Balm and Muscle Balm to help you feel your best.


    End your self care routine with the Dreamy Sleep Balm to help yourself drift off to dreamland.


    We have a few more items that we didn't feature in this post, which can all be found here in our Apothecary section.

    Happy relaxing :)


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  • Things that Bring Jordan Joy

    Things that Bring Jordan Joy

    Meet Jordan!

    Jordan has been a shop employee at GG for a few years, and has loved being apart of the team. We asked Jordan about her personal style, and some of her favorite items in the shop.

    About Her Style

    "I would generally describe my style as simple. Most of my closet and room is filled with neutrals, green and brown being my absolute favorite. But with my style typically being filled with neutral colors, I usually add a pop of color or pattern. Some of our natural floral patterns at the shop are the perfect addition to a more simple style. You can usually find me using warm toned colors, which our shop is filled with. Here are some of my favorite products that either fulfill or compliment a neutral color pallet."


    Explore Camp Flag

    "I've spent a lot of my summer going to different state and national parks across the country (and Canada). I think that this flag embodies my desire to see the different beautiful places our country holds. Whether you're hanging this flag in your room, office, or living room, it's a great way to remind yourself to get out and explore!"


    Retro Pines Pullover

    "Building off of my love for the outdoors, this sweatshirt emphasizes the importance of leaving nature the way that we found it. I love the color pallette of this sweatshirt, with multiple tones making it easy to incorporate other colors into your outfit. Not to mention it's super soft, making it perfect for cooler nights out adventuring."


    Checkered Shell Locket Necklace

    "I've been eyeing up this locket for quite some time now, I love the off white paired with the very dark purple that can match with most outfits. It gets even better when you see the details in the antique gold plated chain that make it such a unique piece."


    Carmel Crossbody Sling

    "Now for the pop of color and pattern I was talking about earlier! This yellow sling incorporates white daisies, with hints of green that allow you to compliment your outfit easily. The pattern isn't overwhelming, and adds calm details to your outfit. I also love that the fabric used to make Maika products is easy to clean, making it a low stress bag."

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