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Gift Guide 2017

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Keeping it local In some ways, all business is local.

Most of us make and spend our money within a few miles of our homes. Most of us work for small businesses. And many of us own our own businesses, capturing what pieces we can of the revenue stream as it flows through our cities. But what we mean by “local” in our annual gift guide is something specific: businesses that are uniquely ours, offering distinct products, signature touches or anything else that declares them to be of this place. And the point of the whole thing is to convince everyone to buy local this season. You know why. Every dollar spent at a local business is an investment in your community, a patriotic nod to the industriousness of your city, an exclamation of pride of place. Local business owners are your neighbors, your friends, the people you see at the grocery store or at your kids’ schools. One even wrote these words. And when it comes to craftsmanship, curation, service, design and taste, Triad business owners do it better than anyone else. On average, American consumers plan on spending $935.58 — the National Retail Federation has got this thing down to a science — between now and New Year’s Day. And it’s realistic to assume that much of this spending will not go to local businesses, because at some point you’ve just got to go to Target. But everybody can spend something locally. And we think there’s enough in these pages to find gifts for everyone on your list. Happy holidays, everyone. And thanks for keeping it local.

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Antlers and Astronauts Antlers and Astronauts, 534 S. Elm St. GSO, antlersandastronauts.com Antlers and Astronauts is a highly curated collection of vintage clothing, antiques and handmade goods, supporting artisans from states all across the Southeast with pride. All of these artists craft their goods by hand, usually in small batches. Our handmade goods include: soy candles, jewelry, artwork, home decor, ceramics and more. With a carefully balanced mix of old and new, there truly is something for everyone. Antlers and Astronauts offers gift-wrapping to make your holiday shopping even easier. Visit the website antlersandastronauts.com for a full rundown of holiday hours and gift ideas.


Sawtooth School for Visual Art 251 Spruce St. North WS, sawtooth.org

Deck the Halls is Sawtooth’s largest fundraising event and generates proceeds that help support the organization’s operations and arts-based programming. Beautifully displayed in their gallery and gift shop setting, Deck the Halls features a unique variety of work from more than 80 local and regional artists and craftsmen. Shoppers will find uniquely handcrafted gifts and home accent pieces among the array of pottery, jewelry, paintings, ornaments, photography, furniture, scarves, glass, quilts, soaps, cards and more. Prices start at just a few dollars for smaller items like holiday ornaments and cards and range to several hundred dollars for furniture and other larger items. Gift certificates are also available in any denomination, and can be used during Deck the Halls or yearround in Sawtooth’s gift shop. Dec. 1–20 HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Local Honey Artisan Hair Salon & Apothecary

233 Commerce Place GSO, localhoneysalon.com Beyond award-wining boutique hairdressing, consider Local Honey Salon when searching for the perfect gift. The store offers an immense collection of men’s grooming items from beard oils, and balms to mustache combs and waxes. True to their name you’ll not want to miss out on all the locally sourced honey they carry. Make your gift complete with CDs and vinyl from local bands, T-shirts and signed books on fashion from a top designer with roots in the area.

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Local Honey Artisan Hair Salon & Apothecary

233 Commerce Place GSO, localhoneysalon.com Beyond award-wining boutique hairdressing, consider Local Honey Salon when searching for the perfect gift. The store offers an immense collection of men’s grooming items from beard oils, and balms to mustache combs and waxes. True to their name you’ll not want to miss out on all the locally sourced honey they carry. Make your gift complete with CDs and vinyl from local bands, T-shirts and signed books on fashion from a top designer with roots in the area.

Oscar Oglethorpe 226 S. Elm St. GSO, oscaroglethorpe.com The friends who started Oscar Oglethorpe in downtown Greensboro began with a simple premise: Prescription eyewear should look great, hold up well and be affordable. Together they created a new way of buying high-fashion, high-quality eyewear that offers a boutique look at a big-box cost. New glasses start at $150 — every pair, every day — and the in-house stylists are expert at choosing the right frames. Hundreds of unique styles to make sure your loved ones look great and see better this holiday season. Get $25 for yourself if you buy a gift certificate for $150 or more for someone else! Valid until Dec. 24.

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Fainting Goat Spirits

115 W. Lewis St. GSO, faintinggoatspirits.com Named one of the best gins in the world at this year’s San Francisco and New York International Spirits competition, Emu gift this holiday season. Emulsion’s unique blend of botanicals pairs notes of cardamom, lemongrass and lavender with t create this one-of-a-kind gin. Emulsion is the first gin made by Fainting Goat Spirits located in downtown Greensboro. N the Year, Fainting Goat Spirits is Greensboro’s only Grain to Glass distillery. They also proudly make the international aw released aged whiskeys. You can purchase Emulsion New American Gin at your local ABC store or, you can purchase up directly from the distillery at 115 W Lewis St. in downtown Greensboro. If you want to learn how they make the award-w a tour and tasting every Friday from 3-7 p.m., Saturday from 1-6 p.m., and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.


Vida Pour Loose Leaf Tea Shop & Wellness Lounge 412 State St. GSO, vidapourtea.com

Sip, shop and relax at Vida Pour, featuring organic, fair-trade and custom blended teas; casual and traditional teaware; local pottery and art; cruelty-free apothecary from bee pollen to beard oil; and small-batch everything.

ulsion New American Gin is the perfect the spice of cloves and grains of paradise to Named the 2017 North Carolina Distillery of ward-wining Tiny Cat Vodka and soon to be p to five bottles a year of any of their spirits winning spirits as well as taste them, you can do

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Art and Soul

2140 Lawndale Drive, GSO, 336.763.0438, artandsoulnc.com Art and Soul is a women’s boutique on Lawndale Drive’s retail row, a curated mix of clothing, jewelry, gifts and spa-quality apothecary products that, by design, can’t be found anywhere else. Owner Jenny Stickrath buys craft goods in small quantities from local and regional artisans, and can explain the provenance of everything in her store. She and her staff take pride in customer service, and can provide styling advice or help hunt down the perfect gift.

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Shelf Life Art & Supply

2178 Lawndale Drive Greensboro, shelflifeart.com Visit Shelf Life Art & Supply Co. for the finest new and used arts & crafts supplies, professional custom framing, and art classes and workshops in the Triad. Shelf Life carries a wide selection of supplies for drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts and more, including: Arches watercolor paper, Dr. PH Martin’s ink, Gamblin oil paints, Yupo paper, calligraphy supplies, canvases, fabric & yarn, gift sets and vintage supplies.

Holiday Calendar Markets, festivals, parties! Find it all here NOVEMBER

Thursday, Nov. 30 Holiday Open House, the Olio, WS, 4 p.m. Candle Tea, Single Brothers House/Old Salem, WS, 1 p.m.

DECEMBER

Friday, Dec. 1 Deck the Halls, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, WS, 10 a.m. (RUNS ALL MONTH) Vendor Market at Festival of Lights, LeBauer Park, GSO, 5 p.m. Holiday Jingle Market, Vintage to Vogue Boutique, GSO, 6 p.m. Festival of Lights, downtown Greensboro, GSO, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2 Cobblestone Pop-Up, Cobblestone Farmer’s Market, WS, 9 a.m. Community Craft Sale, Deep Roots Market, GSO, 10 a.m. Uptowne High Point Holiday Stroll, HP, 10 a.m. Market at the Moose, Greensboro Moose Lodge, GSO, 10 a.m. St. Francis Episcopal Holiday Market, St. Francis Episcopal Church, GSO, 10 a.m. Merry Merry @ Brookberry, Brookberry Farm, WS, 10 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3 Hops and Shop Winter Market, Foothills Tasting Room, WS, noon Hand to Hand Holiday Market, Elm Street Center, GSO, noon Made 4 the Holidays, Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, GSO, 11 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9 Cobblestone Pop-Up, Cobblestone Farmer’s Market, WS, 9 a.m. Holiday Black Market, Urban Grinders. GSO, noon

Thursday, Dec. 14 High Point University Community Christmas Celebration, Oak Hollow Mall, HP, 5:30 p,m,

Saturday, Dec. 16 Magic Holiday Market, Magic Feet Dance Co., HP, 10 a.m. Pop-Up Holiday Market, Geeksboro, GSO, 10 a.m. Krankies Craft Fair, Krankies, WS, noon

Wednesday, Dec. 20 Pre-Christmas Eve Market, Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, GSO, 8 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 23 Christmas Eve Market, Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market, GSO, 7 a.m.

Have we missed your event? Email details to brian@triad-city-beat.com for free inclusion in this calendar.

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