Natural Living Gift & Holiday Guide

Fruit & Gift Baskets

Sappington Farmers’ Market offers special order fruit and gift baskets to customer specifications.  Prices start at $29.99. Call the store and talk to Fran Orlando, produce manager, 314-843-7848. We also have many party trays to pick from. Visit www.sappingtonfarmersmkt.com for more information.




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  and locally at The Center for Mind, Body Spirit in University City, 314-725 6767.




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. Anticipated publication date December 2010 but you can purchase copies in advance below. Call 314-727-0600 or order online at www.moenviron.org/cookbook.asp.



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.


Cute, vintage, four-piece coffee maker

Functional & beautiful. This is a perfect gift for your favorite coffee addict, a lovely way to serve coffee at your holiday gatherings, or a brewing alternative to your French Press. This porcine coffee pot includes a simple, yet sophisticated orange and grey blossom design on both sides. It also comes with the original two-piece aluminum ‘Drip-O-Lator’ attachment. Hall brand, made by the The Enterprise Aluminum Co. of Massllion, OH. $45 Stop into Maude’s Market, 4219 Virginia Ave.,  to see this and other vintage kitchen items, Missouri-made household wares, and local produce for your seasonal celebrations.



Wise Guys. A hand-carved natural stone owl will add charm to any garden. Each one is unique, and they come in a wide range of sizes and prices. Adopt one or take an entire parliament home with you to roost. Check out the selection at the Garden Gate Shop, where members always enjoy a discount. Also visit The Little Shop Around The Corner at 4474 Castleman, 314-577-0891, where you can shop green & vintage. Antiques, home & garden furnishings. Shop for the perfect gift or donate your unwanted treasure. Is’s one more way to support the Garden!


Natural Pet Gifts

Three Dog Bakery is your one-stop shop for holiday gifts for your dogs and kitties, too.  In addition to freshly baked, all-natural treats and foods, we carry a full line of products made in the USA, many of them organic or made from recycled products.  Stop in today for: Bake to Nature wheat, corn and soy-free BAKED foods; Celebration cakes; Packaged and bulk treats; Toys; Beds; Bowls; Natural Rawhides; Active gear. We look forward to seeing you and your pup at 1134 Town & Country Crossing, 636-527-3DOG (3364). Visit us online at www.threedogstl.com.


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. Order at www.stonehollowstudio.com.



Meet Antlerzzz the Moose!  He’s part of Mary Meyer’s Fuzz that Wuzz family.  Plastic bottles are made into cuddly toys. The fabric and the stuffing are both high-quality polyester fiber made from 100% recycled plastic PET bottles. Each Fuzz that Wuzz toy keeps over 10 bottles out of a landfill! We have a wonderful selection of earth-friendly and kid-friendly clothes, toys & gifts. 27 South Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves. 314-962-KIDS (5437). www.verdestl.com.


Holiday Take out totes

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season?  Order The Art of Entertaining’s Take Out Totes, available with different menu options that come in a decorative, reusable, recyclable bag.  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.  You can also stop in to pick up ready to go lunches or dinner entrees.  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!


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 four locations to make shopping convenient. Chesterfield,  Des Peres,  Ladue and St. Peters.




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.


country Christmas Walk

Ste. Genevieve, MO will be celebrating the holiday season in true French Colonial style. The town will be decorated in festive colors and lights. The Country Christmas Walk will take place on December 4th and will feature French, German and American Santa Clauses, offer gingerbread activities for children and over 500 years of music to celebrate the season. The annual Art Show and Sale will also take place the weekend of December 4th and 5th. Le Reveillon will take place on December 12 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 honey 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.


Wine baskets & More!

Give gifts from Missouri this holiday season by shopping at Crown Country.  Whether you are looking for great Missouri wines and beers made from Crown Valley Winery and Brewery, locally raised bison, or the gift of a wonderful getaway, Crown Country has it all.  With over 25 different wines available, 10 different beers, a variety of bison products, gift baskets, personalized wine labels, and getaway packages, there is something for everyone.  Visit www.crowncountry.com to learn more about getaway packages or www.crownvalleywinery.com for wines, gift baskets, and personalized labels, and www.crownvalleybrewing.com to learn about their local brews.  You can also reach Crown Valley Winery by calling 866-207-9463.



Vitality Unlimited Spa’s soy candles are made with GMO-free, organic, US farmed soybean wax & cotton wicks.  They are infused with essential oils & because they’re made from 100% natural plant wax they won’t pollute your air!  Available in sizes and scents such as cinnamon buns, gardenia blossoms, & more! Vitality Unltd. Spa, 29 W. Moody, 63119. 314-968-1808. www.vitalityunlimitedspa.com.



Looking for the perfect outfit to wear this holiday season to a work party, dinner with friends, or a holiday show at a fraction of the cost?  Want to give back to the community while dressing in style?  Look no further than Rung, an innovative boutique that offers comfort, style, and a personal shopping experience in a bright, fun atmosphere.  Rung has a huge assortment of women’s fashions perfect for all your holiday events.  They also offer gift certificates which are ideal as a holiday gift or stocking stuffer.  The best part is that 100% of their profits go to support the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis.  Start this holiday season off right by visiting Rung, located at 9739 Manchester Road in St. Louis, MO 63119.  Visit them online at www.ShopRung.org or call 314-918-0575.


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.


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.


show your pet you care

Busch Pet Products offers you hundreds of ways to show your pets you care, especially for the holidays!  Besides the wide variety of eco-friendly, organic, made in the USA and locally-made items, we have some wonderful holiday gifts for those hard-to-shop-for pets!  We hand-pick all our products and the majority of them you won’t find in some big box store.  We have two convenient ways to shop with us. Visit our retail location in Cape Girardeau, Missouri , at 121 S. Broadview #5 or visit our website, www.buschpetproducts.com.  Contact us at (573) 335-4076 for more information.


green living gifts

Handmade porcelain pendants feature striking graphics in lovely botanicals and bicycles, too! Available in both rounds and rectangles, all necklaces are strung on stainless steel nylon-coated jewelry wire for comfort and style. Since 2005 , Home Eco has striven to be St. Louis’ primary point of access to a burgeoning world of alternative, planet-preferred goods and services.  Taking a general store approach, we offer a wide range of eco-friendly options for the home and garden, from laundry powder to natural flooring. Home Eco, 4611 Lackland. 314-351-2000. Home-eco.com.


healthy pet gifts

Four Muddy Paws – 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. Unique magnet boards available in over 220 breeds of dogs plus cats are only $30.  Call today to order yours in time for the holidays.  Last order date is December 16. 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.