Don't Worry, Be Happy
A new take on an old Guatemalan folk tradition, Hali Emminger's tiny, handmade doll symbolically relieves you of anxieties big and small. Tell her about your nagging fears, and she'll do the worrying, so you don't have to. Traditional worry dolls go under children's pillows to soothe them as they sleep. Hali's necklace version allows yours to hang with you all day as a reminder to let go of grown-up woes. Whether it's "I'm afraid I'll act like a doofus on my date!," "What if the house closing doesn't go through?," or both, whisper to your doll and she'll silently gentle your jitters. So what if people see you talking to her? Let your new little pal worry about that. Choose blue, pink, or black and white. Handmade by female-owned artisan businesses in Panajachel, Guatemala.