In case you haven’t noticed, our little city is brimming with talent. I could go on for hours about the talented people I know and the amazing things they create. I won’t, but I could.
With this much creative talent in one town, why look to any place else for Christmas gifts? Below, a round up of some favorite locally made items that would make great gifts for everyone on your list.
A charming, quirky letterpress print from Roll & Tumble Press, $15-25, for the BFF who loves all things retro-cool.
One of Summer Daniel’s colorful dresses, $80-100, for your stylish little sister. Available at Box Turtle.
Cody Belew‘s Paradise album, $7, for your cool, music loving uncle. Available on iTunes.
One of Bryan Frazier’s personalized pet portraits for your boyfriend that keeps Fido’s picture in his wallet. Available at Box Turtle. Prices/sizes vary.
Matt Owen’s minimalist movie posters, $12, for your roommate (so you can enjoy them too).
A homemade pie, $25, courtesy of Avant Tarte for your sweet-toothed brother who can’t boil water.
An anthology of works by local writers from weatethebook publishing, $4, for your English major cousin.
My Brother’s Salsa for your foodie co-worker. Available at Shoppes on Woodlawn.
A photograph print by Evan Hallmark, for your dad who “just doesn’t get out West enough.” Prices starting at $35. Sizes vary. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handmade and custom designed feather hairpins and assorted accessories from Rosey & Ev, starting at $7. Email jenniferashleyjones(at)gmail(dot)com or call 501.658.2620.
What are your favorite sources for locally made gifts?