It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is coming! Luckily, I’ve got your back and I’m going to share with you THE best places to buy ecofriendly, local and unique gifts and treats for holiday entertaining.
Anastasia’s Artisan Bread
As a carb-loving gal, I can confidently say that this is quite literally the best bread I have had in my life. You will be the hostess with the most-ess by having this bread at your holiday gathering! Not hosting? BYOB has taken on a whole new meaning.
Here’s why this is the best bread you’ll ever eat: it’s naturally levained European style sourdough bread made in small batches with local ingredients. We order from this micro-bakery often and it always seems to disappear rather quickly…into our bellies. Everything is always fresh, made with top-notch ingredients and made with lots of love. Head to order.anastasiasbread.com to order!
The Frase Farm
I’m going to be honest, this is probably one of my favorite additions to the list. If you haven’t heard, let me be the first to tell you there’s a new u-pick flower farm in town! A lovely drive to Pendleton, NY will afford you the opportunity to pick unique flowers planted with lots of TLC at The Frase Farm.
This young family-farm has over an acre of planted floral goodness to pick from free of chemicals and yucky pesticides and toxins. The flowers are grown right here in Western New York, so they’re thousands of miles fresher than bouquets at big box stores.
Varieties include celosia, zinnia, snap dragons, ageratum, gomphrena, sunflowers and more. Whether its a gift-card for next season’s u-pick flowers July-October, their bi-weekly floral CSA subscription, or a a mobile flower bar for an event, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. I haven’t ever met anyone who doesn’t love fresh cut flowers, so I’m going to assume this is a home run. You’re welcome. 🙂
The Knotted Fox
R. U. G. S. Now, let’s all say it together – RUGS! The rugs at Knotted Fox are swoon-worthy, hand picked and curated vintage rugs. They will stand the test of time and then some. Whether its renting for a special occasion or buying as a permanent member in your home, The Knotted Fox has it all – from minis to full-size room rugs there is much to choose from. Shop online or visit the brick and mortar in Buffalo at the Hiraeth House where a bunch of kick-ass women-owned businesses call home. Are you a new customer and want 10% off? Use “welcome10” at checkout!
Good Neighbors Compost
Help your friend or loved one to…well, not be so trashy anymore?! Ha! But for real, this neighborhood food scrap drop-off composting service is helping keep food waste out of the landfill and back into the earth as compost. With a subscription, you get 24/7 access to drop off food scraps and accepted items to your chosen spot.
The first month is free, then your subscription will renew at $14 per month. Here’s how to gift a membership. First, visit goodneighborscompost.com. Once you are there hit subscribe, then enter your billing and contact information. When you get to choosing a drop-off spot, select “gift a membership.” They will contact you to take care of the rest of the details. It’s that simple!
Be a champion for living a more sustainable lifestyle and give the gift of TerraCycle this year! The Zero Waste Box helps with all those hard-to-recycle items and helps keep items – like markers, crayons, paint brushes and more – out of the landfills. We love the Art Supplies Zero Waste Box because makes recycling craft supplies easy. It is an awesome gift for all your crafty and artistic friends and family. Even better? I have a discount code for you! With the code “H2H20” you’ll save 20% off your Zero Waste Box. Visit shop.terracycle.com to purchase and start to #RecycleEverything.
I hope this guide was helpful for new and unique ideas for gift-giving this holiday season! Questions? Just ask. 🙂