You know that I love to shop local, small business and homemade as much as possible, right? Well, here are a few of my favorite things to recommend this holiday season!
This beautiful, inspirational book features artwork and writing by Rachel Awes. All I Did Was Listen, $18.95, 232 pages, full color
The Zoo, That’s Not My Penguin, just a couple of the many fabulous books available through Usborne Books
Nourish, by Anna Dvorak
And the gift of being positively cheered up, courtesy the brand new album by the Sweet Colleens. Accordion + fiddle + cajun-celtic-zydeco-country arrangements + original songwriting = anyone of any age will smile while listening to Closer to the Sky
Lettergirl Gina Sekelsky’s Quote of the Month Club, $48. Each month in 2013 you’ll find a pretty little envelope in your mailbox with a handlettered quotation inside — embellished by hand with watercolor, collage, and/or glitter. This year’s theme is A Year of Gratitude.
I love to receive anything that comes in these adorable, colorful, Stella & Dot love packages. Prices vary, but when you spend $50 in 2012, you’ll receive $25 in Dot bucks to spend in 2013. Check them out here
Buttoned cowl made from old sweater
Making things with my friends from upcycled materials. See some of what we have planned on Pinterest.
Scented soy candles
Salts & Scrubs made with Anna Dvorak’s recipes
Delicious chocolate and candy by locally-owned Droolin’ Moose. Sisters Amy and Missy sure know how to deliver decadence with those Malted Milk Boulders and Salty Bogs