Natural Living Gift & Holiday Guide

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. We have gift cards, too.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.

Holiday Christmas Festival
Celebrate the holiday season, French Colonial style – in charming Ste. Genevieve, MO. The annual Holiday Christmas Festival will take place on December 4tth, 5th and 6th and features a traditional Christmas parade, free photos with Santa in Lion’s Club Park, and over 30 performances of seasonal music spread out over three 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 13 showcasing French Christmas customs, decorations, music and food. The Bolduc House museum presents a winter wonderland of lights in the Vieux Noel on Friday and Saturday nights during the month of December. 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 metrotix.com, the Fox box office or call (314) 534-1111.

Repurposed Gifts
The Green Shag Market offers a unique shopping experience. “The Shag” as it is frequently referred to, has 60 vendors that offer a great mix of “Kitsch and Classic.” From Mid Century Modern to Re-purposed items, you will most likely find that one thing that sparks fond memories of days gone by. Be sure to search the aisles for something to Re-use, Re-purpose or Re-claim. This 7,000 square foot shop seems large but it is quaint and full of fun. Come to our annual Holiday Open House on December 5th from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. 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. This season offer your friends 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. Order online & we’ll ship it anywhere! karma-naturals.com.

Oma’s Barn Home & Garden
Oma’s Barn Home & Garden is located in a 100 year old red barn on Highway 79 in St Peters, MO. The biggest thing going for the shop is the “rescued, renovated and re-invented furniture.” From dressers and bed frames to desks and bookcases, shoppers can choose from an eclectic display that changes constantly. Pinterest-lovers can also find that missing project piece at Oma’s as the shop carries old barn and wooden doors, shutters and window frames of all sizes. Whether you are a looking for a fresh start in a new place to an empty-nester looking for a change, stop by Oma’s to find anything — and everything — to make a house a home. Check out our pictures on Facebook: Oma’s Barn HG. Barn Hours:Tues. – Sat. 10am-5pm. Oma’s Barn Home & Garden, 1057 Highway 79, Saint Peters, MO 63376, 636-278-4445.

Four Muddy Paws – We specialize in Holistic and Raw nutrition for both cats and dogs, plus earth-friendly and natural products including grooming plus toys, collars and leads. You’ll find what you need to keep your pet warm and dry all winter long. From stretch pull-over fleece for the indoors and outdoors to our latest coat featuring a water-resistant lightweight nylon shell with a warm fleece lining, a contoured fit plus leash access. We’ve got winter wear for dogs (and cats!) of all sizes from the smallest to the hard to fit breeds starting at $20 and available in a variety of colors and patterns. 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. Many gift ideas from one of the region’s best known artists at www.StoneHollowStudio.com.

Creativity for the Soul
Local mandala artist and workshop leader Linda Wiggen Kraft created a coloring book titled Mandalas Every Day for adults and children. The power of coloring has been shown by science to relax and awaken creativity. Linda is also known for her holistic garden designs and work with nature. Her love of the earth can also be seen in the pottery she creates. Her work is available on Etsy at CreativityForTheSoul (no spaces) and The Center for Mind, Body, Spirit in University City.

Wild Wreaths by Pat Tuholske.
My Wild Wreaths, Prayer Wheels and Bundles are crafted from Ozark native grasses, wayside weeds, everlasting flowers, bark, lichen, seeds and cones. Environ-mental works of art which bless the space they inhabit. Reflec-tions of the healing spirit of the wild plant and a portal into Nature. Each wreath tells a story of a niche in Nature…a deep moment of connection with the spirit of place. Plant Sprit Wheel • Tree Council • Dream Catcher • Fairy Ring • Woodland Wreath • Circle of Hope • Gratitude Wreath • Sacred Circle • Yuletide Wreath • Be Well Bundle • Grass Sheaf • Grapevine Swag. WillowRainHerbalGoods.com. Order by Dec. 8 for the holidays. Gift Certificates available, too. www.willowrainherbalgoods.com/Ordering.html

Dierbergs Kitchen’s Complete Holiday Meals
Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family, with a little help from Dierbergs Kitchen. Dierbergs’ culinary professionals take pride in preparing the foods that you’ll be proud to serve your family and friends. That means we use only the freshest ingredients for the types of home-style recipes served on holiday tables for generations. All items are quality recipes, prepared fresh from scratch in Dierbergs’ own kitchen. Meals serve from four to eight and include your choice of entrée, three house-made sides and rolls. Order your meal today at Dierbergs.com.

Give the gift of CRAFT & CREATIVITY this year from the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, a St. Louis institution since 1964! Join a December Holiday Workshop and make something special, or pick up some Gift Certificates–perfect holiday gifts–for classes and workshops at both our Delmar Loop and Grand Center locations. Kids Winter Break Workshops for ages 4-14 on December 28, 29 and 30, are perfect for budding artists. Winter/Spring classes and workshops for all ages and levels, beginner to advanced, begin January 9. View the catalog and register online at www.craftallaince.org or call 314-725-1177.

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 STLBeds.com.

Operation Food Search
is selling holiday greeting cards with proceeds going toward the purchase of food to benefit local men, women, and children in need of basic daily sustenance. Operation Food Search holiday cards are available in sets of 25 cards for $25. To purchase Operation Food Search holiday greeting cards visit www.OperationFoodSearch.org or contact karen.klaus@OperationFoodSearch.org or (314) 726-5355 X 23.

Grow Create Inspire
A book about growing & preserving vegetables, fruits and herbs, becoming more self-sufficient, and feeling a sense of place in a fast paced world. Perfect holiday gift for your eco-minded friends and family. In this book, you’ll find a plethora of practical tips on clean eating, green living and how to eat locally as a global solution. It offers suggestions on how to grow your own food & preserve it at the peak of the season including dozens of seed to table recipes. The book discusses common easy to grow medicinal herbs and gives easy recipes on how to create your own herbal remedies at home. The book also discusses sustainable and edible landscaping, foraging, permaculture, composting, seed saving, children in the garden, nature projects with kids, and much more. Order your copy at www.growcreateinspire.com.

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! Host a private holiday shopping party. See website for details. Open Mon. through Sat., 10-6pm. Sun. 1-5pm. 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 loose-leaf tea. 90+ available teas and blends. 90% certified organic, or custom blends from organic ingredients. NEW this year: • Bulk tea pricing, when you bring your own container • Farmer Direct teas (with harvest season info). 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 loose-leaf tea? Personal service, guidance and advice. Freshly brewed tea – cups “to-go” (including creamy chai or matcha lattes). Freshly brewed tea for events. Gift Certificates, too! 2707 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood 63143. 314-647-8832. www.travelingtea.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.

LaVista CSA Farm
Give the gift of health this holiday season! Enjoy the seasonal bounty of farm fresh local produce grown without pesticides! The season goes from mid-May through the end of October. Enjoy fresh greens, root vegetables, braising greens, lettuce, peppers, herbs, tomatoes, squash, cabbage, broccoli, potatoes and sweet potatoes while they are at their peak flavor and freshness. The weekly share averages about $30/week. St. Louis delivery point every Saturday morning 7am-9am. Visit www.lavistacsa.org Sign up now for 2016. Memberships sell fast. Excellent gift idea for the vegetarian or paleo members in your family.

Crown Valley Organics
Give the gift of good nutrition with Crown Valley Organics this holiday season! Supporting a local sustainable farm today means a better tomorrow, and a healthier life for friends and family. Buy a Certified Organic share and the family who receives this gift will enjoy a bounty of fresh delicious herbs, fruits and vegetables throughout the 2016 growing season. Get 12 boxes for $300 or 24 boxes for $600. We also offer a Naturally Grown Fruit Share with 6 boxes for $125 and 12 boxes for $250. Check out www.crownvalleyorganics.com or call (573)535-4633 to find out more details!

Arnold Sew and Vac
Arnold Sew and Vac specializes in sewing machine and vacuum cleaner parts, sales and service. We also sell unique items that can help improve your life. We carry quality products and our vacuum cleaners offer amazing health benefits: Clean indoor air quality and less contaminants in your home. Did you know Dyson and Shark vacuums don’t clean any better than a typical big box store vacuum? All of those vacuums are bagless and their poor design can create major health issues. We sell anti-allergen vacuums that will improve your health! Give us a call @ (636)467-4044. #1 Village Plaza, Arnold, MO 63010. www.arnoldsewandvac.com.

Urban Chestnut Brewing
UCBC is known for both our modern, American craft beers and reverential, European beer styles. Look for your UCBC Winter Warmer variety pack to give as a gift, or just enjoy and share over the holidays. Sustainability wise, UCBC works to reduce our carbon footprint by recycling all qualifying materials, composting all biodegradable waste, and donating all of our spent grain to local farmers. Our brewing equipment allows us to reuse water that is normally lost in the brewing process, which also conserves energy. Finally, both UCBC locations feature solar power arrays, large windows to provide natural lighting, and LED lighting to reduce our energy needs. We are proud to say all of these efforts allowed our Grove Brewery & Bierhall to be awarded Missouri’s first and only LEED Certified Brewery! www.urbanchestnut.com.