Natural Living Holiday & Gift Guide

Kim’s Herbs & Detox Center
Kim’s Herbs & Detox center is a specialty herbal store centrally located in Olivette, Missouri. We carry high quality herbs that aren’t typically found at supplement stores in the metro area. We carry Nature’s Sunshine, Cheryl’s Herbs, Pure Encapsulations, Essential Oils, Real Time Pain Relief products, Jean’s Greens teas, Organo Gold Organic Green Tea, flower hydrosols for the skin, homemade shea butter cream, and much more. We offer detox products and services including Detox kits for Full Body cleanses, Candida cleanses, Parasite cleanses as well as Biomat and Ionic Foot Bath treatments.
9634 Olive Blvd. Olivette, Missouri 63132
314.395.3767 • www.herbshopstl.com.

Wild Wreaths by Pat Tuholske
My Wild Wreaths, Wheels and Twig Art are crafted from Ozark native grasses, everlasting flowers, bark, twigs, lichen, seeds and cones. Environmental works of art blessing the space they inhabit. Reflections of the healing spirit of the wild plant and a portal into Nature. Each tells a story of a niche in Nature… a deep moment of connection with the spirit of place. Yule Wheel • Plant Sprit Wheel • Tree Council • Dream Catcher • Fairy Ring • Willow Feather Heart • Star Cluster • Woodland Wreath • Circle of Life • Gratitude Wreath. View photos and full descriptions at WillowRainHerbalGoods.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 looking for a fresh start in a new place or an empty-nester looking for a change, stop by Oma’s to find anything- and everything-to make a house a home. Oma’s specializes in Holiday Decor too! Check out our pictures on Facebook. Oma’s Barn HG. Barn Hours:Tues. – Sat. 10am-5pm. Sun. 12-4. Oma’s Barn Home & Garden, 1057 Highway 79, Saint Peters, MO 63376,

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. 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.

Holiday Christmas Festival
Celebrate the holiday season, French Colonial style – in charming Ste. Genevieve, MO. Get into the holiday spirit and get away from the hectic pace of the city, just one hour south on I-55 to historic Ste. Genevieve. The annual Holiday Christmas Festival will take place on December 3rd, 4th and 5th and features a traditional Christmas parade, free photos with Santa in Lion’s Club Park, and more than 30 performances of seasonal music presented in historic churches and the Welcome Center. Stroll through 25 local shops and art galleries featured for holiday hospitality and shopping bargains. The Felix Valle State Historic Site will host ‘Le Reveillon’ on Sunday, December 11 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” 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. It is our ANNIVERSARY! Please join us on Saturday December 3rd from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. as we celebrate being Five years old!! We would love to see you and Thank You for all of your support and to wish you all a WONDERFUL Holiday Season. 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. Order online & we’ll ship it anywhere!

The Fair Trade Market
The Fair Trade Market at Manchester UMC is the largest Fair Trade Market in the United States. Comprised of over 5,000 square feet of Fair Trade items from around the world, its purpose is to educate about the importance of purchasing Fair Trade items (both during the Market and throughout the year) and to empower Fair Trade artisans and their families to thrive from products they create. The Market is a ministry of Manchester United Methodist Church, located at 129 Woods Mill Rd in Manchester, MO (at Manchester Rd and Hwy 141). It’s a great opportunity to pick up any needed holiday gift items as well as anything else for yourself or your home! For more information, visit manchesterumc.org/ftm, email ftm@manchesterumc.org, or call 636.394.7506.

The Art of Entertaining
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Need the perfect party appetizer or meal? Call The Art of Enter-taining 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 at www.theaofe.com or call 314-963-9899 for all your holiday food needs!

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. Biomat and Far Infrared Portable Saunas are $33 a month, 24 months interest free. 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.

Feed My People Thrifty Hanger
In addition to being a great source for the poor and hungry in our community, Feed My People operates two low cost thrift stores, The Thrifty Hanger. Clothing for the family, shoes, household items, small appliances, and electronics, year round Christmas items, and a Yesterday’s Treasures Department, where collectables and highly sought after items can be found. All the proceeds from the Thrifty Hanger go to support the client programs of Feed My People, one of the areas largest and longest serving Food Pantries and Help Centers in the St. Louis area, with more than 20 programs and $4 million in food assistance given out annually. Multiple locations. For more information visit online at www.feed-my-people.org.

Fair Trade & Artisan Gifts from Around the World

The “Find Your True North” compass necklace from artisans in India is just one of hundreds of fairly traded items available at all three Plowsharing Crafts stores. Jewelry, clothing, coffee, musical instruments, nativities, holiday ornaments and much more are available at our U. City Loop shop, our location in Downtown Kirkwood, and our brand-new store in Town and Country Crossings plaza, opening this November! We are staffed by volunteers and welcome people to consider volunteering with us. www.plowsharing.org
Open Tues-Sat, 10-5, 314-481-3332.

Give the Gift of Massage
The gift of massage is a great idea for that hard-to-buy-for person. Everyone loves the benefits of massage! Check off your Holiday list with massage gift certificates and take advantage of our holiday specials. Think of Thank You Gifts for Teachers/Coaches, Cleaning Crews, Pet Groomers, Hair/Nail Salons, Lawn/Pool Service, and also great Stocking Stuffers! Special Holiday Packages: One-Hour Massage Certificates $10 Off. Half-Hour Certificates Specially $5 Off. Forget-Me-Not Four Pack – a $40 savings! Plan ahead and have Birthday, Holiday, Anniversary and Mother’s/Father’s Day taken care of – plus great to keep on hand for those unexpected gifting needs! 314-412-2048

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 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
Scrimshaw from Stone Hollow Studio. Since 1979, Stone Hollow Studio has been known for unique and intricate original scrimshaw by Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky. From hand-etched bookmarks to picture frames, Mike puts a contemporary spin on an historic artform. Better yet, her “green” artwork uses recycled materials, including all packaging. Mike’s amazing artwork will even be featured again in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2016 National Christmas Tree Display. Make Stone Hollow Studio scrimshaw part of your holiday traditions, too! Find great gift ideas, each handmade by one of Missouri’s best known artists, at www.StoneHollowStudio.com.

Creativity for the Soul
and Gardens For The Soul are my passions. When I’m not digging in a garden, I’m shaping clay into jewelry and pottery. I create mandala art as a way of personal growth and teach others how to do the same. I photograph mandala shapes of flowers for cards and fine art prints. My mandala coloring book, mandala flower cards & prints, and ceramic jewelry & pottery will be for sale on Saturday Nov 26th at Living Arts, 2814 Sutton, Maplewood. My clay jewelry and pottery will be at Craft Alliance on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 26th & 27th. Linda Wiggen Kraft. 314-504-4266. www.creativityforthesoul.com.

Grow Create Inspire
Give the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. Grow Create Inspire, written by St. Louis native Crystal Stevens, is a rallying cry, itself an inspiration urging all of us to help fill the vital need for growth — not only of food, but also in the hearts and the minds of individuals around the globe. Focusing on step-by-step approaches to accumulating skills toward self sufficiency, Grow Create Inspire is a comprehensive guide to creating a beautiful, regenerative, and deeply satisfying life, covering everything from basic and more advanced growing tips, preparing and preserving harvest, and generally greening those aspects of life which bring about happiness, including, food, art, music, beauty, and time in nature. Increasing individual happiness ultimately leads to creating positive changes in our families and communities, and empowering others to do the same. Together, we can grow, create, and inspire a new world of beauty and abundance, while helping ensure our descendants can do the same in a healthy, vibrant world. Purchase at www.growcreateinspire.com

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.

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 Holidays
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.

Valley Industries Thrift Store
Valley Industries Thrift Store offers everything from clothing to furniture. All funds raised go to support Valley Industries Sheltered Workshop, which is a 501 (c)3 Nonprofit Organization, that provides Dignified, Meaningful Employment for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. We recycle gently used items from one home to another, which benefits local communities. Proceeds from the store reduces tax payer burden towards worker employment and training costs. There is a shed located on the lot for after hour donations. Hours: Monday. 12:00pm to 3:30pm., Tuesday through Friday. 8:30am to 3:30pm
143 James S. McDonnell Blvd. Hazelwood, MO 63042. (314) 731-1771.

Give the Gift of Meditation
Give yourself a gift of meditation or give somone you love a meditation gift certificate. Thousands of scientific studies have shown that meditation is beneficial for a wide range of health problems. Other benefits include better sleep, reduced blood pressure, and improved relationships. Shirley Stoll is certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra to teach Primordial Sound Meditation. Contact Shirley Stoll to schedule a private session or buy a gift certificate for someone you love. 800-796-1144 • shirlstoll@charter.net www.MeditationConnect.com

Macrosun Store Closing Sale
After 25 years in St. Louis, we are closing our retail stores and having a huge 25% off sale on everything in the store. Shop now for unique gifts and fair trade offerings. Final opportunity on thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces. Fashions from India, Tibetan singing bowls and much more. See ad on page 7 for more information. Call 314-421-6400.