The Healthy Planet Natural Living Gift & Holiday Guide

The Art of Entertaining
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, low calorie, and gluten free 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 appetizers and breakfast, lunch 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 $27.50! 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. Visit us online at www.theaofe.com or call 314-963-9899 for all your holiday food needs!

Be Young Total Health
Bring in Joy during the holiday season with Holiday Gift Blend from Be Young Total Health. Holiday Gift™ blend was specifically blended to provide the aroma of the holiday season anytime of the year. The combination of natural occurring compounds contained within the essential oils of Holiday Gift™ blend are ideal for fighting the common colds, low energy, and helps to relieve while providing a feeling of centered focus. Contact Donna Langenbacher at 314-420-0564 or Donna@BYOils.com to learn more about Holiday Gift blend or any of our Life Restoring products.

Biomats & Portable Saunas
Biomats are Energy-enhancing and detox-ing tools that reduce cortisol levels by 78% in 30 minutes, boost immunity, and give you more energy. There are a Limited Number of Financed Biomats & Saunas, with FREE SHIPPING & NO TAX, so call today.These Warm & cozy gifts keep giving, year after year Free Biomat loaners and portable Sauna are available for 3-4 days, delivered to you. Biomat and Far Infrared Portable Saunas are $ 64 – $88 a month, with Monthly payments for 11 months, debited from your checking acct, with FREE INTEREST. We offer a 60 day Money Back SatisfactionGuarantee, a 30 year warranty, and the Lowest price guarantee. (314) 562 -0844. e-mail: clint@biomatmedical.com.

The Book House for Gifts
Looking for a unique shopping experience filled with the unexpected? Come visit The Book House located in the heart of Maplewood at 7352 Manchester Road. The Book House is literally packed with thousands of books of all kinds. New, used, rare, unusual, first editions, bargain books, art, history, literature, children’s books . . . Come with lots of time to browse for treasures! They also have late night music concerts, book signings, readings, and events for all ages. The Book House is not only a great place to shop but believe in making the world a better place! A percentage of all sales support charities such as Second Chapter Center. For more information please visit www.bookhousestl.com.

For Your Holiday Menu
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 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.

Caramels for Christmas
The Caramel House sets itself apart from the pack by offering all-natural caramels that do not stick to your teeth in a variety of lip-smacking flavors. All of the melt-in-your-mouth, salted caramel recipes are made from scratch with no preservatives, additives, or stabilizers. Only the finest, freshest ingredients from the heartland. Since what goes around comes around, The Caramel House hand wraps each piece in environmentally friendly, 100% recyclable packaging. Come see us for individual or corporate gifts. Owner Janet Ansehl Shulman takes great pride and joy in cooking, packaging, and delivering artisan caramels for you and continuing her mission to help make the world a better place one mouthwatering bite at a time. The Caramel House, 9639 Olive Blvd. 63132, 314-707-5777. thecaramelhouse.com.

A Craft Alliance Holiday
Give the gift of creating ART this year from the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, celebrating its 50th anniversary! Come to a December Holiday Workshop and make something special, or give Gift Certificates for classes and workshops at either location, Delmar Loop and Grand Center. Kids Winter Break Workshops for ages 4-14 on December 29 & 30 are perfect for budding artists. Winter/Spring classes and workshops for all ages and levels, beginner to advanced, begin January 10. View the catalog and register online at www.craftalliance.org or call 314-725-1177.

Holiday Christmas Festival
Celebrate the 2014 holiday season, French Colonial style in charming Ste. Genevieve, MO. The annual Holiday Christmas Festival will take place on December 6th and 7th and feature a traditional Christmas parade, free photos with Santa in Lion’s Club Park and over 30 performances of seasonal music spread out over two days. Local shops and art galleries feature holiday hospitality and shopping bargains. The Felix Valle State Historic Site will host ‘Le Reveillon’ on Sunday, December 7 showcasing French Christmas customs, decorations, music and food. The Bolduc House museum presents a winter wonderland of lights in the Vieux Noel. For more information, please contact the Ste Genevieve Welcome Center at 800-373-7007 or online at www.VisitSteGen.com.

Experience the Magic!
Give a gift like no other – the excitement and thrill of live entertainment with a Fabulous Fox Theatre gift certificate. For birthdays, anniversaries and other holidays, tickets to the Fox are a unique and memorable gift suitable for anyone. Gift certificate recipients can choose tickets for Broadway musicals, dance companies, family shows, gospel plays, comedy artists and a wide variety of concerts including pop, rock, rhythm and blues and country. And they are all set in a spectacular venue that is second to none. To purchase, visit www.metrotix.com, the Fox box office or call (314) 534-1111.

Eat. Drink. Be Merry!
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, teachers, co-workers and anyone else who makes your life a little easier throughout the year. It’s a gift the whole family can enjoy! For more information visit www.Schnucks.com.

Repurposed Gifts
At the Green Shag Market, we are all about repurposing, reusing, and reclaiming used items and furniture. We are a 7,000 square foot antique mall with a small shop feel. We have over 60 booths of unique merchandise. Come look around – you just might find that “one thing”…that “something”…that you forgot that you were looking for! Sign up on our “Wish List” in the store and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for. Come in for a true shopping experience and a walk down memory lane. Hours: Wed – Sun 10-5, Always Closed on Tues., Mon 11-4. The Green Shag Market, 5733 Manchester Rd., 63110, 314-646-8687. www.thegreenshagmarket.com.

SPECIAL GIFT COLLECTIONS, unique metaphysical, art and holistic items plus a plethora of natural body products crafted with divinely scented essential oils will make your gifts the hit of any celebration when you shop for the holidays at KARMA~NATURALS. As well as our many distinctive individual items, we make shopping simple with popular gift collections for women, men, or little ones. New this season is the PEPPERMINT COLLECTION consisting of our virgin coconut body scrub, old fashioned soap, luxurious body cream and moisturizing lip balm – all peppermint scented & attractively gift boxed for just $35. Easier yet…order online & we’ll ship it anywhere! Or, visit us at 126 S. Central Ave. Eureka, MO. www.karma-naturals.com.

PuraVegan Health Gifts
Give the gift of a healthy lifestyle. A PuraVegan gift certificate can be used towards a meal in the cafe, Health Coaching, Thai Therapy, Private Yoga Classes, Cooking Classes, hemp clothing or a 3-Day Cleanse Program! Help yourself or someone you love get a head start on healthy changes in the new year! Call 314-932-5144. www.puravegan.com.

Vegetarian Cookbook
Eating Lightly is a collection of over 400 vegetarian and vegan recipes from friends of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. 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 you can order online at www.moenviron.org.

Wild Wreaths / Prayer Wheels
By Pat Tuholske. My Wild Wreaths and Prayer Wheels are crafted from Ozark native grasses, wayside weeds, everlasting flowers, tree bark, lichens, seeds, cones and feathers. As I weave these gifts of the wild, I envision each as a portal into nature – a circle of life crafted from living elements of the prairie, meadow and forest that is a symbol of the turning of the year and the web of life. Wreaths have been used throughout history to celebrate the changing of the seasons, bless the home, tend the sick, and honor the ancestors.
View photos and full descriptions at www.WillowRainHerbalGoods.com.

Shop a Real Country Store
Bird Feeders, what a great gift for anyone on your Christmas list! We 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. Pick up some locally made soaps locally roasted coffees, mushroom logs, home made pies and canned goods.(Try the hot and spicy pickles) we have something for that special person on your gift list or for those holiday visitors. Don’t forget to look at our locally raised pork, beef and chicken packages they make great Christmas gifts for those family members who love tasty and healthier meat. Greene’s Country Store & Feed, 8621 Hwy N, Lake St. Louis, MO. 636-561-6637. www.greenescountrystore.com.

Let Dierbergs Do the Cooking
Dierbergs Markets has established itself with the Midwest’s largest selection of prepared foods. At no time is that more evident than at the holidays. Dierbergs’ Holiday Entertaining Menu of fully prepared meals takes you from Thanksgiving right into the New Year. Order a complete meal, including entrée, 3 sides and dinner rolls, or just choose an entrée (from ten menu options) or individual sides to complement your own holiday meals and specialties. Quick tip: Buy a side, transfer it to your own serving ware, and you’ve got the easiest bring-a-dish ever. Order now at www.Dierbergs.com.

Healthy Pet Gifts
Four Muddy Paws – We specialize in Holistic and Raw nutrition for both cats and dogs, plus earth-friendly and natural products including toys made of recycled materials, organic catnip toys, recycled knitwear and collars and leads and more. Our stretch fleece popover jacket will be your go-to pullover when the weather gets cold. It’s super soft and stretchy and includes recycled polyester. It washes like a dream and is the perfect cold weather gear for short hair dogs both inside and outside. Plus it’s super comfortable for dogs and works with or without a coat. Available for both small and larger dogs, starting at $20 and available in five colors. Four Muddy Paws has two locations: 1711 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104 (314)773-7297 and in Illinois at 2127 S. State Route 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618)692-4729. www.FourMuddyPaws.com.

Hand-Etched Bookmark
One-of-a-kind handmade gifts tell everyone that you care. Stone Hollow Studio begins its 35th year of creating the finest in hand-etched scrimshaw by Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky. Her artwork will again grace the National Christmas Tree Display in Washington,D.C. this season—include it in your holiday traditions, too! Many gift ideas from one of the region’s best known artists 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 6 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.

Creativity for the Soul
Linda Wiggen Kraft is a mandala artist, photographer, workshop leader and garden designer. This holiday season many of the things she creates are available as gifts and gift certificates. Linda is creator of Mandalas Every Day coloring book. Her Flower Mandalas are available as photos and greeting cards. She also creates rustic pottery, up-cycled winter scarves from recycled sweaters and envelopes from magazines. Linda’s art and crafts will be available on Saturday Dec. 6 at Spirited Hands Art Studio in Maplewood, 2814 Sutton, 63118. Her Esty store – Creativity For The Soul has these items online 24/7. Visit www.CreativityForTheSoul.com.

Garden Heights Holidays
Looking for some inspiration this holiday season? We’ve spent the past year refreshing and expanding Garden Heights’ gift and décor offerings. Our buyers are always looking for new things that will set us apart from the crowd and provide our customers with great ideas. You’re sure to find unique items from local artists and makers alongside traditional favorites – all displayed in ways we hope will encourage and motivate you – just the opposite of holiday stress. If you haven’t been here recently, come see for yourself. Garden Heights Nursery, 1605 S. Big Bend Blvd. St.Louis, MO 63117 www.gardenheights.com.

Give The Gift Of Comfort
Top 10 Benefits: All Natural Latex Mattresses
1)More Durable & Longer Lasting- Made from natural rubber, wool, and cotton not petroleum based foams and synthetic materials. 2) Modular-Parts can be changed or replaced. 3) Healthier-No Harmful Off Gassing. 4) More Bang For The Buck-Won’t need to buy a new mattress every 5-7 years. 5) Not Ridiculously Thick-Mattresses range from 7” to 13” thick. 6) Sustainable – Made from natural rubber, organic wool, and organic cotton. 7) Safer- No Harmful Toxic Chemicals. 8) Sleep Cooler- Breathable. 9) Does Not Disturb Partner- Unique individual design makes it virtually movement-free. 10) Customizable Support for Each Sleep- Nearly endless possibilities for needed back support and cradling comfort. For more information call St. Louis Beds at 636-296-8540 or visit www.STLBeds.com.

Anuschka Hand Bags at Le Shoe
The Finest European Footwear and Accessories for the Active Woman, the Business Woman, the Fun & Fashionable Woman in You! Le Shoe carries all the hottest brands that look and feel great. Arche, Beautifeel, Birkenstock, Bos. & Co., Camper, Dansko, Domedaris, Earth, Ecco, Fly London, Gabor, Naot, Pikolinos, Taos, Wolky Footwear and Anuschka hand bags. Check out the Coolest Collections Monday – Saturday 10a – 6p & Sunday 12p – 5p at LeShoe, 2538 S. Brentwood Blvd. in St. Louis. 314-963-1300.
See more of our selections and click to ‘Win a Pair’ at www.le-shoe.com.

For Chess Lovers & More!
Visit Q Boutique and find the perfect holiday gifts for hostesses, stylish adults, children, and chess lovers! Our diverse assortment of treasures pairs chic design with intellectual inspiration for a shopping experience unlike any other. Located at the World Chess Hall of Fame in the historic Central West End, Q Boutique is a convenient jaunt from everywhere. We invite you to see why local tastemakers have made us their favorite destination when looking for something truly original to St. Louis.And the good giving continues long after your holiday purchase: proceeds from Q Boutique support WCHOF’s cultural and educational programs. www.qboutiquestl.com.

Shop For Fair Trade Gifts!
This holiday season give a gift that can positively change the world! SoLuna is a nonprofit Fair Trade store dedicated to providing a fair, living wage to artisans in developing countries by selling their unique handmade products. These beautiful items include jewelry, clothing, accessories, gifts, and home décor made by artists in over 35 developing countries. Our store is located in Downtown Kirkwood across from the Train Station. Our address is 101A West Argonne Dr, Kirkwood, MO, 63122. 314-698-2662. Store hours: 10-6pm. For more information visit www.facebook.com/SolunaFairTrade.

Isabee’s Beekeeping Supplies
Isabee’s is your local bee-centric gift source for the holidays. Isabee’s has a professional selection of clothing, tools and equipment for your favorite beekeeper, as well as books and gifts for anyone interested in honeybees or beekeeping. We offer local and hand-made soaps and cosmetics, seeds and garden gift baskets, solitary bee habitat, and of course, local honey. 314-894-8737. www.isabees.com.

Holiday Gatherings
Holiday get-togethers with colleagues, friends and family are more festive at SqWires. Dining by the fire is a time-honored tradition (and comfy, too). SqWires holiday menu items feature the best of the season with plenty of pumpkin, cranberry, chocolate and gingerbread. Reserve a table for happy hours Tuesday thru Friday 4-7pm, or lunch, dinner or Saturday and Sunday Brunch served 8am – 3pm. Holiday gift-giving just gets a whole lot easier with a SqWires Gift Card – “the size is always right”! Be sure and visit Lafayette Square on Sunday December 14 for the Holiday Parlour Tour – fun for the whole family. For more information call 314-865-3522 or visit online at www.sqwires.com.

Upcycled Holiday Gifts
Unboxed Art – Looking for upcycled holiday gifts you won’t find in the mass market? Check out the selection of whimsical sculpture, wall art, found-object jewelry, and hair accessories available online from Unboxed Art. Also featured at the shop is “The Earth, the Alphabet and Me,” a children’s book featuring 26 ideas that help even the youngest of children start adopting an eco-friendly mindset. Illustrations of collages made from pieces of wallpaper samples support the content and emphasize interesting, organic textures. Shop www.etsy.com/shop/Unboxedart. Enter coupon code HPlanet14 to receive 10% off your order through December 31, 2014.

Holiday Help From Whole Foods Market
You could do it all, but you don’t have to! Online Ordering and Catering. Order online and then pick up your order at your local Whole Foods Market. Buy Gift Cards. Grant a basketful of wishes in a single swipe! The lucky recipient of a Whole Foods Market gift card can buy the best of anything in the store, from a few basics to a cartload of indulgences. Shop Allegro. Choose from the finest coffees, teas, and drinking chocolate, exclusive to Whole Foods Market – for yourself, or as a gift. Whole Foods Market has all your holiday baking and entertaining needs: turkey guide, Gluten Free & Vegan Recipes, Wine and Cheese information and much, much more. Please visit www.wfm.com/holidays.

Get the WORD Out…
Consignment, Thrift & Global Goods is a not-for-profit Resale Shop that also sells items from other countries and cultures around the globe. Tax-free shopping creates an income stream to pay for children in Kenya to attend school. Get the WORD Out is a ministry, specifically a 501[c](3) corporation that supports an orphanage, shop, & other micro-finance opportunities in western Kenya. Supported by donations and consigners, there is a wide variety of everything for your home including furniture, décor, art and interesting salvage! Open Monday through Saturday, 10-6pm. 10050 Manchester Rd. Glendale, MO 63122, 314.368.8184, www.gtwomissions.org.

Traveling Tea For The Holidays
Sharing Good Times ~ Sharing Good Tea©. Making the world safer for tea addicts, offering high quality looseleaf tea. 80+ available teas and blends. 90% certified organic, or custom blends from organic ingredients. Purchase as little as 1 cup worth (travel size) or 1 ounce (7-20 cups depending on the tea). Save money and purchase 2oz, 4oz, 8oz or more. New to looseleaf tea? Personal service, guidance and advice. Freshly brewed tea – cups “to-go” (including creamy chai or matcha lattes). Freshly brewed tea for events. 2707 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood 63143. 314-647-8832. www.traveling-tea.com.

Cheryl’s Herbs Holiday Time
At Cheryl’s Herbs we personally select each and every individual ingredient and product from sources throughout the world in order to provide you with the finest possible quality oils, herbs and herbal products at reasonable prices. We offer something for everyone, from pre-mixed prepared products to all of our single ingredients, bottles and jars for those who wish to make their own preparations. All are welcome to enjoy sampling Cheryl’s Herbs’ warm, refreshing teas while shopping a wide array of unique herbal, hand-crafted products appropriate for holiday gift-giving. Visit us at 7170-A Manchester Rd, 314-645-2165, www.cherylsherbs.com.

Missouri Botanical Garden For the Holidays
Founded in 1859, is the oldest botanical garden in continuous operation in the nation. One of St. Louis’s most famous landmarks, its 79 acres of gorgeous landscaping and historic structures include the Climatron®; Seiwa-en, an authentic Japanese strolling garden; and founder Henry Shaw’s country estate home. Holidays are a wonderful time of year at the Garden as visitors are delighted by Garden Glow; featuring over half a million twinkling lights, holiday décor at the Tower Grove House and Kemper Center for Home Gardening, holiday wreath displays, Kwanzaa, Chanukah and so much more! Visit www.mobot.org.

Ageless Rug Treasures
Come in and enjoy the 17th year of our family owned rug store, open Mon.-Sat.,10 am – 5pm or check out our web.site: agelessrugs.com. We have a great assortment of finely hand knotted rugs on hand, as small as 2’x3’ and up to 12’x18’, in all colors, patterns and solids. Custom dying and sizes available, nothing is too small or too large! We have the largest selection of samples in St. Louis! With natural dyes, wool, sisal/hemp, silks and our support of ‘CARE FAIR’, we proudly support a happy and healthy living environment. Ageless Rug Treasures, 14 N.Gore, Webster Groves, MO 63119. 314-918-9256. www.Agelessrugs.com.