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NATURAL LIVING GIFT & HOLIDAY GUIDE

Fruit & Gift Baskets

Sappington Farmers’ Market offers special order fruit and gift baskets to customer specifications.  314-843-7848. We also have many party trays to pick from. Visit www.sappingtonfarmersmkt.com for more information and all your holiday entertaining needs.

CREATIVITY FOR THE SOUL

Fine art, greeting cards, coloring book, jewelry and gifts are designed to bring the joy and wonder of flowers, mandalas and inspiring words to others. The art prints and greeting cards are meant to be framed and displayed in homes, offices, schools, spas, yoga studios, massage rooms, and places for health and healing. They bring beauty, inspiration and peace to those who view them. Created by artist, photographer and garden designer Linda Wiggen Kraft.  Available online @ www.creativityforthesoul.etsy.com.

VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK

Eating Lightly is a collection of over 400 vegetarian and vegan recipes from friends of the Missouri Coalition for the Environ-ment. This is a cookbook with personality! Eight Missouri artists have contributed work to make Eating Lightly a visual feast as well. In addition to offering a wide range of vegetarian and vegan appetizers, soups, salads, breads, side dishes, entrees, and desserts, this collection notes which of its recipes are gluten-free. Call 314-727-0600 or order online at www.moenviron.org/cookbook.asp.

A Gift In Good Taste!

This holiday season show your appreciation with Schnucks Gift Cards! They take the guesswork out of gift giving and are always appreciated.Gift Cards are perfect for family, friends, co-workers and anyone else who makes your life a little easier throughout the year. They show that you value quality from our fresh foods and flowers, to festive gift baskets and beverages. It’s a gift the whole family can use. Enjoy Peace of Mind this holiday season!

Celebrate the season at Bixby’s

For an intimate lunch with friends or an impressive venue for a family or corporate event, Bixby’s is the place. Experience sweeping views of Forest Park from the comfort of the Missouri History Museum’s second floor. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Bixby’s is a distinctive lunch destination. Bixby’s also features a spectacular brunch every Sunday,10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And remember that Bixby’s After Hours is the premier choice for an elegant private event. Enjoy artfully prepared, locally inspired cuisine, crafted by Chef ‘de Cuisine Todd Lough. Contact Bixby’s at 314-361-7313 or visit bixbys-mohistory.com.

 

SHOP LOCAL, SHOP BUILD

The businesses, nonprofit groups, and citizens of BUILD St. Louis support local independents! Business membership in BUILD is open to locally owned independent businesses and St. Louis-based chains in St. Louis city and county. For just $250, members receive advertising discounts, printed and online marketing materials, free socials, a year-long listing in our online Buying Guide, and more. Nonprofits receive the same great benefits for only $125 per year. And citizens can support BUILD’s mission with as little as $25. Email info@buildstlouis.org to join our coalition and co-op campaign! www.BUILDstlouis.org

 

THE GIFT OF ART

At Craft Alliance you can find the ‘gift of art’ for everyone on your list. Purchase art made by local and national artists in our Delmar Loop Gallery Shop, or give the gift of a class, camp or workshop in Craft Alliance’s Grand and Delmar education centers.  A gift of a Craft Alliance membership will give you 10% off at both locations throughout the year. Your kids can get creative in one of our Holiday Camps for ages 4 -15, December 27-30 in the Delmar Loop and everyone can participate in art activities during First Night festivities at Craft Alliance in Grand Center on December 31. With this Healthy Planet ad you get $1 off a blown glass ornament in the Gallery Shop or $5 off a 2011 Holiday Camp. Visit www.craftalliance.org for more or call 314-725-1177.

 

GOURMET HOLIDAY IDEAS

Experience the epicurean delights of Extra Virgin, an Olive Ovation. Our décor evokes the charm of European markets and the aroma of olives, olive oil, and spices sets the mood for the adventure that awaits your senses at our tasting bar. Sample our vast array of international extra virgin olive oils, flavored olive oils, balsamic vinegars, fine wine and fruit vinegars, olives, mustards, honeys, and sea salts. Peruse our vintage displays of all natural specialty foods, olive wood kitchen accessories, handcrafted ceramics and glassware, cookbooks, kitchen and table linens, and olive oil bath products.  Custom gift baskets are our specialty. Extra Virgin, an Olive Ovation, 143 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, MO 63105, 314-727-6464, extravirginoo.com.

 

HEALTHY PET GIFTS

The Healthy Pet Market offers great gift ideas for dogs and cats and the people that love them.  Specializing in earth-friendly and natural products including hemp toys, organic catnip toys, recycled dog beds and duvets, collars and leads and more.  Positive training tools and books are also available. New for this holiday are placemats designed with a non-skid surface to hold bowls in place and prevent food spills or litter particles from scattering on the floors.  They come in various styles and two different sizes…. 14×18 – $12.00 and 17×20 – $14.00. Four Muddy Paws – The Healthy Pet Market.1711 Park Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104 (314) 773 – 7297. 2127 S. State Route 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 692 – 4729.

www.fourmuddypaws.com.

 

Sustainable Gift Giving

Fair-trade, locally made, made from recycled materials and otherwise eco-friendly products make the best presents. From Paper made from Poo to Composting Toilets, Home Eco is the place to find unique green goods for the sustainable life year ‘round.  This Holiday season, we are pleased to offer a range of gift ideas including Amish indoor drying racks, recycled paper coasters, hats and scarves knit from recycled cotton, snuggle toys once cashmere sweaters, a play pizza parlour made from milk jugs, recycled glass necklaces, and Mr. Ellie Poo stationery made from…elephant dung. Visit www.home-eco.com for hours. Home Eco, 4611 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109. 314-351-2000.

 

UNIQUE WOMEN’S CLOTHING

Kathy’s Pour Les Femmes is located in beautiful, historic downtown Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.  Kathy’s Pour Les Femmes specializes in unique, very wearable women’s clothing.  A perfect blend of better brand names and handmade Fair Trade clothing.  In addition to clothing, Kathy’s features vests, jackets, spa socks, and gift items.  Kathy’s Pour Les Femmes, clothing and accessories for the woman who is not afraid to be noticed!  Kathy’s encourages you to visit historic Ste. Genevieve, Missouri this holiday season.  Ste. Genevieve, a step back in time ~ ~ with a taste from the vine.  Visit Kathy’s Pour Les Femmes at 57 N. Main Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670.  Give them a call at 573-883-5886.

 

Holiday Magic DEC. 3 & 4

presented by Missouri Lottery, will be held on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, at the Edward Jones Dome. Once again, the show will be a popular destination for families in search of shopping and entertainment options such as: hands-on arts and crafts projects; trackless train rides; live music and dance performances; full-scale carnival rides; Purina Incredible Dog Team Shows and photo opportunities with Santa and Snowflake the Snowman.  Visit stlholidaymagic.com for more information.  Make plans to join us for the 2011 Holiday Magic show, December 3-4 at the Edward Jones Dome!

 

GIFT OF LIVE NFL ACTION

This holiday season, give the gift of live NFL action and share the excitement of watching St. Louis Rams’ quarterback Sam Bradford, the team’s all-time leading rusher Steven Jackson and young defensive playmakers Chris Long and James Laurinaitis.  Purchase tickets to the Rams Fan Appreciation game on January 1st against the San Francisco 49ers and extend holiday cheer through the New Year.  Great tickets are still available to all remaining home games.  Call 314-RAMS-TIX or visit stlouisrams.com to purchase yours today!

 

Hand-Etched Bookmark

Curl up with a good book…mark. Features original hand-etched scrimshaw on a recycled antique ivory piano key with genuine leather and handmade paper accents. Many other gift ideas from one of our area’s best known scrimshaw artist. Order at www.stonehollowstudio.com.

 

 

Celtic For Good Times

Llywelyn’s Pub is a true Celtic pub serving up Celtic /American fare & world-class spirits. If you’re looking for a place to watch the next big game, we offer HD TV’s, free Wi-Fi, and over 60+ domestic & craft beers to choose from. Or hop aboard Llywelyn’s trolley on your way to the stadium or dome! Plus, enjoy outdoor seating, happy hour specials Sun-Fri and banquet areas for your next party. Ready for a great time?  Llywelyn’s features Live Music every Friday and Saturday night highlighting St.Louis’s favorite local bands. With 5 convienent locations, you’re sure to find a pub near you. It’s all at Llywelyn’s Pub. Celtic for good times. www.llywelynspub.com.

 

 Schlafly gear & beer

Wondering what to get your beer lover for the holidays? Looking to support local business this holiday season?  If so, be sure to visit the Schlafly retail store at Schlafly Bottleworks for an expansive selection of holiday gifts.  Whether you are looking for a hat, pint glass, sweatshirt, t-shirt, or coasters to go with a case of Schlafly beer, you can find it all here.  Put together a holiday beer bucket filled with Schlafly items and your beer lover’s favorite beer.  Schlafly also has gift cards available which can be used in the retail shop, the restaurants, or for beer purchases.  Stop in today to Schlafly Bottleworks located at 7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester) in Maplewood, MO 63143.  Visit us at www.schlafly.com or call 314-241-2337.

 

Party collars & Leashes

Need to dazzle the masses or pacify your pooch this holiday season? At Pets in the City we have pretty snowflake party collars, festive jingle bell leashes, and holly jolly squeaky toys! We also offer gift certificates for those hard to please pretty kitties & pups, and stockings to hide them in. We are located in Historic Soulard, 1919 S. 12th Street, store and grooming available 7 days a week! For more information call us: (314)-772-7387 or email: thecitypet@yahoo.com.

 

country Christmas Walk

Ste. Genevieve, Mo will celebrate the holiday season in French Colonial style. The town will be decorated in festive colors and lights. The annual Holiday Christmas Festival will take place on December 3rd and 4th and will feature French, German and American Santa Clauses, parade, tree lighting, free photos with Santa in Lion’s Park and over 800 years of music to celebrate the season. Le Reveillon will take place on December 11 and celebrates the start of the holiday season with French customs, decorations, music and food of early French Christmas celebrations. Finally, December 31 the town will celebrate La Guignolee, the New Year’s Eve celebrated by the French for over 250 years. For more information regarding upcoming events, please contact the Welcome Center toll free at 800-373-7007 or visit www.visitstegen.com

 

For your holiday Fare

Freddie’s Market offers delicious hams, fresh natural turkeys, party trays, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and local wines that are perfect for your holiday party or family dinner.  Let Freddie’s Market make your holiday meal planning stress free by doing the work for you.  This full service, family owned market provides their customers with exceptional service and the freshest, healthiest options to ensure you and your holiday guests are happy.  Be sure to call early to order your fresh turkey or boneless, honey glazed baked ham and all your other party food needs.  Visit Freddie’s Market online at www.freddiesmarket.com or search for them on Facebook.  You can also stop in at 9052 Big Bend Road at Rock Hill in Webster Groves, MO 63119 or call 314-968-1914 to place your order today.

 

ECO-Friendly For Kids!

Looking for great gifts for your favorite kids?  You will feel good about giving them super-soft organic pajamas, cozy fleece jackets and hats, and fun, educational games.    Verde Kids specializes in products made with the everyday needs of kids (up to 8 years old) and the future of our lovely planet in mind.  We look for clothes made of organic cotton and toys made of renewable resources. Located in the Old Orchard Shopping Center with Starbucks Coffee, Verde Kids offers endless cute ways to go green this holiday season! 27 South Old Orchard, Webster Groves, 314-962-KIDS(5437). www.verdestl.com.

 

perfect pet presents

Squeaky toys, soft beds, unique gifts and fresh baked holiday treats make Treats Unleashed your one-stop shopping destination for pets and pet lovers this holiday season.  Our in-store ovens are baking delicious, natural treats for every dog on your gift list while cats love our unique catnip toys.  Looking for a hostess gift for that hard-to-shop-for pet lover?  Try a healthy gift for their pet instead.  We’ll gift wrap the perfect selection of treats to fit the occasion.  Gift cards available. Treats Unleashed has five locations to make shopping convenient. Chesterfield,  Des Peres,  Ladue, St. Peters, and Oakville.  www.treats-unleashed.com

 

ANGELS WITH ATTITUDE

These angels are hand crafted from recycled soda cans. The Zulu artisans are a group of teen-agers who were orphaned as a result of the AIDS epidemic. By purchasing an Angel you will directly impact the lives as well as giving them a sense of pride, confidence, and self worth. Come see our full line of Fair Trade gift items at Plowsharing Crafts in Kirkwood, 137 W. Jefferson, 314-909-9401 or 6271 Delmar Blvd., 314-863-3723.

 

 

For your holiday menu

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season?  Need the perfect party appetizer or meal?  Call The Art of Entertaining to order party trays, appetizers, salads, breakfast dishes, or a full dinner for the holidays.  Low sodium and low calorie meals are also available which are ideal for the person on a special diet.  You can also stop in to pick up ready to go lunches or dinner entrees.  If you have not tried The Art of Entertaining before, stop in for the Monday Night Special, dinner for a family of four for only $25!  Gift cards are great for coworkers, holiday gift exchanges, or anyone who loves to eat.  The Art of Entertaining is located at 8796 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO 63119.  You can visit them online at www.theaofe.com or call 314-963-9899 for all your holiday food needs!

 

BE KIND TO YOUR SKIN

At KIND soap company we never settle for anything less than all natural products. Kind’s products are free of irritants, toxins and harsh chemicals. We are eco-conscious working to minimize the waste our products, packaging and practices have on the environment. Our bar and liquid soaps, shower gels, hair care products, as well as luxury spa items, lip products and specialty baby and men’s lines, are all crafted according to our beliefs . . . to be kind to your skin, to the earth and kind to others.  To learn more, visit us at 43 S. Old Orchard, Webster Groves or at kindsoap.com.

 

 

9th Annual Fair Trade Market

2,500 square feet of Fair Trade certified goods from accessories to home décor to sporting goods made by artisans from over 50 countries. The Market is not a charity event or fundraiser, it is Fair Trade In shopping Action.  Fair Trade means living wages for work free from sweatshops, child labor and unsound environmental practices. Shopping, Food and Entertainment fun for the whole family! Do Good. Live Well. Fair Trade! Fair Trade Rug event begins Wednesday November 16. Market runs Saturday & Sunday, November 19-20 & Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 25-27, 9am-3pm. Entertainment times and more www.manchesterumc.org/FTM.

 

SOMETHING FOR THE BIRDS

Bird Feeders,  What a great Christmas gift for anyone on your christmas list! We have doubled the size of our wild bird department and now carry over 70 types of bird food and hundreds of bird feeders and houses and supplies. Everyone loves to get a new bird feeder especially Grandpa. Do  you have a closeted beekeeper in your life this Christmas. We have complete hives ready to go or just the supplies you may need to get started. Greene’s Country Store & Feed, 8621 Hwy N, Lake St. Louis, MO. 636-561-6637. www.greenescountrystore.com.

 

Wild Wreaths

By Pat Tuholske. My wild wreaths are crafted from Ozark native grasses, wayside weeds, everlasting flowers, bark, lichen, seeds and cones. PLANT SPIRIT WHEEL – A ring of plant wisdom entwined on a base of silver green-gray mugwort with accents of flowers, nuts, sprigs, barks, and seeds. WAYSIDE WREATH – A warm blending of the colors of the changing season – golden yellow, mahogany, tawny brown, vivid orange. SACRED CIRCLE  – Custom made to your intentions. YULETIDE WREATH – A hoop of evergreens to celebrate the winter solstice season.  Details: 14” diameter priced $42 to $75. View photos and full descriptions at WillowRain HerbalGoods.com.

 

therapeutic dog bed

Underdog Comfort Rest System is a revolutionary new dog mattress based on superior science. Medically engineered to address conditions such as dysplasia, arthritis and post operative surgery. Comfortable, Washable, Portable. Call 314-771-5222 or visit www.moxiusa.com.

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