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Green Gift Guide 2010 Chinook Book

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Contents Bibelot Shops Bikram’s Yoga College of India Blooma Calhoun Cycle Children’s Theatre Company Chowgirls Killer Catering Crafty Planet Danish Teak Classics Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply Ex Libris Anonymous French Meadow Bakery & Café FruitShare Go With LEDs Grand Hand Gallery Hairs to You Salon & Boutique hunt & gather Ingebretsen’s Klean Kanteen® Midtown Global Market Midwest Mountaineering Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Opera Minnesota Waldorf Schools Mother Earth Gardens Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Peapods Natural Toys & Baby Care Penn Cycle Pizza Lucé Queen Bee Creations Saint Croix Vineyards Seward Co-op Spill the Wine Restaurant T Lee Fine Designer Jewelry Ten Thousand Villages Twin Cities Waldorf Schools Wagner Greenhouses Wood From the Hood

Welcome! We’re pleased to bring you the second edition of the Chinook Book, the original Blue Sky Guide, Green Gift Guide — a special publication promoting shopping local and giving the gift of an experience. When you do your shopping this year, or when you make your own wish list, look through this booklet to find great ideas from local shops and fabulous performances. Many of the gift ideas profiled in this guide contain a special offer to make the gift go even further. So take a look, and make your giving even more memorable this year! Happy holidays!

Twin Cities Chinook Book Team

Note that some of the offers require you to have a 2011 Chinook Book coupon. These offers are noted with a C .


Holiday Reuse & Recycling in the Twin Cities

Contact Rethink Recycling for reuse and recycling resources in the metro region. Packing peanuts, Styrofoam, batteries, bows and ribbons are just a few of the items that can be reused or recycled, and Rethink Recycling can help you find a convenient location. Computers, monitors, TVs: A number of places in the Twin Cities offer free electronics recycling. Go to RethinkRecycling.com and look under “Electronics� for a complete map and list of disposal and drop-off sites. Another option for electronics recycling is Best Buy. Visit bestbuy.com/recycling for more information. Remember: Recycle many items curbside, like cardboard, some wrapping papers, cards, envelopes and catalogs.

Questions about recycling or proper disposal of waste items? Contact your county:

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Anoka County Phone: 763-323-5730 Go to their website

Dakota County Phone: 952-891-7557 Go to their website

Ramsey County Phone: 651-633-EASY Go to their website

Carver County Phone: 952-361-1800 Go to their website

Hennepin County Phone: 612-348-3777 Go to their website

Washington County Phone: 651-430-6655 Go to their website


Get More of the Good Stuff in the kitchen this holiday season

People are beginning to shift their priorities — elevating experiences over stuff — and enjoying better memories, healthier lifestyles and stronger relationships. Here are some simple ways you can get more of the good stuff in the kitchen this holiday season: 1 Eat Unprocessed Foods — Especially Fruits, Vegetables and Grains: Make sustainable food choices. Take advantage of the delicious food available locally: apples, cheeses, meats, and much more. 2 Reduce Wasted Food: Carefully consider your guest list when preparing or ordering food so you’ll have the food people most enjoy in the right quantities. Ask guests to bring their own containers to take home leftovers. 3 Practice Good Food Preservation Techniques: Fruits and vegetables that you canned yourself make special gifts. 4 Buy Durable and Used Goods for the Kitchen: Reusable cloth napkins and durable plates and silverware make holiday meals special. 5 Prepare and Eat Meals Together at Home: Ask friends to help prepare food and then serve it family-style. 6 Reduce Packaging Related to Food: Control the clutter by bringing tote bags to the store, using durable containers and eating less processed foods.


$5 OFF

Make It Special, Make It Handmade!

FREE WITH PURCHASE

Mention the Green Gift Guide and receive $5 off your in-store purchase of $25 or more* (EXP 1/31/11).

Crafty Planet prides itself on a do-it-yourself ethos, bringing you the coolest craft stuff in the galaxy. In addition to fabrics from the likes of Amy Butler, Alexander Henry and Japanese imports, cool reproduction fabrics, and Sublime Stitching patterns, they carry a growing knitting section, handy books, a great kids’ crafty kits section, offer private parties and an abundance of classes with the friendliest instructors around. Check out their expanding range of organic fabrics (including flannels for warm winter gifts!).

Unique, Recycled, Handmade Journals Receive one FREE journal and FREE shipping when you purchase five journals online (EXP 12/31/10).

Ex Libris Anonymous’ journals are made with love from a carefully cultivated collection of hardcover books, making each one a unique gift, tailored to the interests of the recipient. They are made from recycled book covers and filled with sheets of heavy, acid-free, blank paper and then bound with a black plastic spiral. Inside the front cover and throughout every book they retain any beautiful cover pages, illustrations, library cards, maps, inscriptions, or whathave-you found in the book.

*Classes and special orders not included.

The Crafty Planet 612-788-1180 • 2833 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis • craftyplanet.com

Ex Libris Anonymous 6

360-350-2927 • bookjournals.com


10% OFF

Organic Fruit to Your Door

FREE WITH PURCHASE

Use the code BLUESKY to receive 10% off your first order (EXP 10/31/11).

FruitShare offers great tasting, organic fruit picked at its prime. By sourcing and delivering only organic fruit, FruitShare promotes ways of growing, eating and living that protect and sustain the health of our bodies and land, in the present and far into the future. Their fruit is raised in ways that protect farm workers and nourish the land for generations to come. FruitShare’s great edible gift ideas include the Best of Winter and Mixed In-Season Fruit Boxes, as well as eGift Certificates.

Mention the Green Gift Guide and receive one FREE glass of wine when you purchase one at the tasting room* (EXP 12/31/10).

Saint Croix Vineyards, one of Minnesota’s largest and most well known wineries, offers award-winning wines ranging from the intense, oak-aged Frontenac to the refreshing La Crescent Dessert Wine (both made with Minnesota grapes!) to Raspberry Infusion, a dessert wine made from raspberries. You can visit their picturesque vineyards and tasting room, set in a century-old barn, for a winery tour or one of their many events. *Limit one per visitor.

FruitShare fruitshare.com/Featured-Product

Local Grapes, Delicious Wine

Saint Croix Vineyards 7

651-430-3310 • 6428 Manning Ave N, Stillwater • scvwines.com


$5 OFF

Energy-saving LED Lighting

$5 OFF

Receive a High Powered Compact LED Flashlight for $29.95 (regularly priced $34.95)* (EXP 12/24/10).

Go With LEDs offers the latest in energy-saving LED lighting technology. For a great, useful holiday gift, check out their high-powered compact LED flashlight which zooms from 1x to 2000x, lasts for thousands of hours, and is water resistant and lightweight. And don’t forget to use your Chinook Book coupon to save on their warm and cool LED light bulbs and task lights!

Receive $5 off your $25 purchase when you bring in this Green Gift Guide page (EXP 12/31/10).

Voted “Best Twin Cities Garden Center,” Mother Earth Gardens is a garden center whose mission is to provide plants and products that have been grown, produced, and delivered in a sustainable manner. For the holidays check out their Wooly Pockets, flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers made of recycled materials and designed to be placed on horizontal surfaces or hung on walls for vertical gardening, or their fresh-made wreaths, garlands, compostable door swags, and locally, sustainably grown Christmas trees.

*Purchase online or by phone (mention Green Gift Guide).

Go With LEDs 952-240-8209 • 18331 Lansford Path, Lakeville • gowithleds.com

Sustainable, Local Gardening Gifts

Mother Earth Gardens 8

612-724-2296 • 3738 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis • motherearthgarden.com


$5 OFF

Supplies for the Urban Homesteader

$5 OFF

Use your Chinook Book coupon to receive $5 off a purchase of $25 or more during the holidays (EXP 10/31/11). C

Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply is a locally owned family business, selling seeds, plants and supplies for small-scale urban kitchen gardens. Egg|Plant supports backyard chicken-keeping with feed and supplies, and promotes year-round composting solutions, including vermiculture and bokashi. They offer affordable classes and workshops on urban homesteading skills such as canning and cheese-making. Egg|Plant is committed to selling locally and sustainably grown plants, non-GMO and heirloom seeds, and partnering with local farmers to buy products and serve as a CSA drop site.

Mention Green Gift Guide and receive a premium 6 ½" pot Poinsettia and a 24" decorated fresh wreath for $23.98 ($5 savings) while supplies last (EXP 12/31/10).

Called one of “The Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers,” Wagner’s is a fifthgeneration company operating at the same location for the past 100 years. At their garden centers in Minneapolis and in Hugo you’ll find high quality plants, displays, gardens to go and gardening products. For the holidays, check out their poinsettia and wreath selection or pick up a gift card for the gardener on your list. Come in for a free photo with Santa on December 4 from 11am-3pm.

Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply 651-645-0818 • 1771 Selby Ave, St Paul • eggplantsupply.com

Poinsettias and Wreaths for the Holidays

Wagner Greenhouses 9

612-922-6901 • 6024 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis • wagners.biz


10% OFF

International Market, Organic Food, and More

$5 OFF

Use your Chinook Book coupons to save 10% off any purchase at Grass Roots Gourmet or The Produce Exchange, or $3 off your purchase of $10 or more at Salty Tart (EXP 10/31/11). C

Midtown Global Market is an internationally themed public market that has vendors selling fresh food, prepared food, specialty groceries, crafts and household items. Locally sourced meats, cheeses, dairy and produce can be found at Grass Roots Gourmet and the Produce Exchange, a year-round farmers market. Custom bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton t-shirts for the whole family are available at TC Tags.

Remember your Chinook Book coupon to receive $5 off Holiday Fair Activity Tickets with a $20 purchase (EXP 12/04/10). C

Waldorf Holiday Fairs bring together 30+ locally owned merchants with great green gift options like handmade clothing, organic body care products, recycled metal jewelry, handmade toys and more. Kids can enjoy games and crafts, including puppet plays and a magical gnome cave at the two fairs. This year’s holiday fairs are Friday-Saturday, Nov 19-20 at the Minnesota Waldorf School and Saturday, Dec 4 at the City of Lakes Waldorf School. To read more about the Waldorf schools and their green initiatives, visit their websites below.

Twin Cities Waldorf Schools

Midtown Global Market 612-872-4041 • 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis • midtownglobalmarket.com

Local Shopping and Holiday Fun

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Minneapolis, 612-767-1502 • clws.org • St Paul, 651-487-6700 • theholidayfair.org • tcwaldorf.org


50% OFF

Give the Gift of Theatre

$5 OFF

Mention the Holiday Four Pack and receive four tickets to one performance for $100 (50% savings)* (EXP 12/31/10).

The award-winning Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) creates extraordinary theatre experiences, and aims to advance theatre as a means of educating, challenging, and inspiring young people. Established in 1965, CTC serves 275,000 to 350,000 young people and families annually in stage productions, new play development, community partnerships, theatre arts training, and an annual regional tour. Their 2010-2011 season includes Robin Hood, Christmas Story, Babe, Barrio Grrrl!, and Annie. * Redeemable in person or by phone for any public

Mention “Chinook offer” at the Minnesota History Center and receive $5 off a Minnesota Historical Society gift membership* (EXP 1/02/11).

Minnesota Historical Society members enjoy free admission year round at 26 historic sites and museums. Exhibits and programs offer fun and enriching experiences for every age. The Society kicked off an initiative to become an environmental leader among cultural institutions, launching a comprehensive sustainability audit at the Minnesota History Center, Mill City Museum and historic sites statewide. Help them preserve and protect our state’s heritage – become a member today! * Eligible levels: Individual, Individual Plus, Household, and Household Plus gift membership. Mention Chinook at History Center or online at www.mnhs.org/about/members and enter code: Chinook. Get a chocolate membership card during the run of “Chocolate: The Exhibition”!

performance during 2010-2011 season (expires 6/12/11). Not valid on previously purchased tickets or with other offers. Excludes holiday show. Performance tickets are subject to availability. Service fees apply.

The Children’s Theatre Company 612-874-0400 • 2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis • childrenstheatre.org

Give the Gift of Minnesota History

Minnesota Historical Society 11

345 Kellogg Ave W, St Paul • mnhs.org • membership@mnhs.org


25% OFF

The Joy of the Performing Arts

2 FOR $99

Save 25% on any Target World Music and Dance Series performance* (EXP 6/31/11).

Ordway has been bringing joy center stage for over 25 years. A major cultural destination for Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools, the Ordway is a nonprofit charitable organization that brings exceptional artistic experiences and accessible education programs to the Twin Cities region. Give the gift of live theater this holiday season. Tickets to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat (Dec 7-Jan 2) or Ordway gift certificates make great holiday gifts.

Mention the Green Gift Guide and receive two tickets to Donizetti’s Mary Stuart, two drink or dessert vouchers, and parking for $99 (up to $244 savings)* (EXP 1/08/11).

Treat yourself to a royal night out for two at Donizetti’s Mary Stuart, a thrilling portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, two of history’s most commanding women. Minnesota Opera brings together worldclass artists five times a year to create spectacular productions on the Ordway stage. Minnesota Opera is internationally renowned for staging new works and treasures from the Bel Canto era. To create spectacular opera, they employ 200 local artists and craftspeople each season.

* Offer is subject to availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Prices are subject to change. Use promo code: GREENGIFT to unlock the discount online at ordway.org or by phone at 651-224-4222.

* To redeem call 612-333-6669, Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. Parking at Lawson Ramp. Good for shows on Jan 29, Feb 1, 3, 5 or 6, 2011. Other restrictions may apply.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 651-224-4222 • 345 Washington St, St. Paul • ordway.org

A Royal Night Out at the Opera

Minnesota Opera 12

612-333-6669 • 620 N 1st St, Minneapolis • mnopera.org


$90 OFF

Biking for the Whole Family

$60 OFF

Mention the Green Gift Guide and save $90 on a 2010 Trek 7100 hybrid bicycle (reg. price $439.99) OR Receive 50% off a bicycle total overhaul (reg. price $159.99) (EXP 12/31/10).

For 53 years, Penn Cycle & Fitness has been the one of the Twin Cities’ premier suppliers of bicycles and fitness equipment. They are a three-time “Brainy” Award Winner of the “Best Family Bike Shop in America” and have been awarded a League of American Bicyclists’ Silver designation for the Bicycle Friendly Business program. Don’t forget you can use your Chinook Book coupon to receive $5 off your purchase of $25 or more.*

Receive one month of unlimited Bikram Yoga for $89 (over $60 savings) when you mention the Green Gift Guide (EXP 2/28/11).

Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 Hatha yoga postures and two Pranayama breathing exercises designed to provide a challenging, invigorating, rejuvenating and effective yoga experience. Every muscle, joint, ligament, tendon and organ in the body receive benefits. Whether you’re looking for a workout, to reduce stress, or to alleviate symptoms of injuries, Bikram Yoga can help you. Yoga classes are a great gift for yourself or a loved one on your holiday list.

* Limit one coupon offer per customer. Not good with other offers. Free Metro delivery with any fitness equipment purchase over $500.

Penn Cycle 612 866-7540 • Seven Locations • penncycle.com

Gift the Gift of Yoga

Bikram’s Yoga College of India 13

612-870-9642 • 2836 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis • bikramyogamn.com


$5 OFF

Natural Gear for Natural Exploration

$5 OFF

Remember your Chinook Book coupons to save $5 off $25, 10% off repair, and 50% off a pair of SmartWool socks when you buy two at regular price (EXP 10/31/11). C

High performance outerwear is often made in a way that is damaging to the environment. At Midwest Mountaineering, you can avoid petroleum-based, synthetic gear in favor of Merino wool by Smartwool and Icebreaker. Locally owned since 1970, they were named by Backpacker magazine as the number one outdoor retailer in the nation, and they donate 10% of their profit to wilderness and environmental causes. Know someone with enough gear? Give a gift certificate for repair, the greenest choice.

Use your Chinook Book coupon to save $5 on your purchase of $25 or more (EXP 10/31/11). C

Calhoun Cycle promotes bicycling as transportation, an accessible and fun way for anyone to explore the city or commute. As a couponer in Chinook Book since the beginning and a locally owned business for over 18 years, they have helped outfit locals with fine Brooks Barbican messenger bags, colorful Nutcase helmets and an assortment of locally designed Twin Six duds. Calhoun Cycle sponsors the Twin Cities Bike Walk to Work Week and advocates for cycling among youth.

Midwest Mountaineering 612-339-3433 • 309 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis • midwestmtn.com

Fun, Hip Cycling Gear for Urban Riders

Calhoun Cycle 14

612-827-8000 • 3342 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis • calhouncycle.com


$5 OFF

Gifts from the Urban Forest

20% OFF

Use your Chinook Book coupon to save $5 on your purchase of $40 or more at Seward Co-op* (EXP 10/31/11). C

In addition to being your resource for natural and organic foods and household products, Seward Co-op is full of great green gifts for any budget. For a truly local, sustainable gift, try Wood From the Hood’s cribbage boards, cutting boards, and picture frames. They reclaim trees from the Twin Cities’ “Urban Forest” to create their high quality products that range in size from coasters to lumber.

Featuring Locally Made, Eco-friendly Items Use your Chinook Book coupon to receive 20% off your purchase of $30 or more (EXP 10/31/11). C

Locally owned for over 45 years, Bibelot Shops offer many green, locally made items, from gifts, clothing and jewelry to paper and home goods. For the holidays check out these gift options: collectible gnomies, handmade in Ecuador, that come with an info tag that features a photo and the name of the person that handmade the doll; Wood From the Hood products that are made from reclaimed Twin Cities trees; and the MN Onesie by Round Bottom Baby.

* Cashiers: use PLU 450

Seward Co-op 612-338-2465 • 2823 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis • seward.coop

Bibelot Shops 15

877-379-9300 • Four Locations • bibelotshops.com


$10 OFF

Global Renewals

$5 OFF

Use your Chinook Book coupon to save $10 on your purchase of $50 or more (EXP 10/31/11). C

Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit, fair trade retailer of crafts made by artisans in over 30 countries around the world. Resourceful artisans bring new life and new purpose to materials; and earn a fair income that improves their lives and those of their families.

Use your Chinook Book coupon to save $5 on your non-food purchase of $40 or more (EXP 10/31/11). C

Locally owned since 1921 and located on East Lake Street for 89 years, Ingebretsen’s provides quality Scandinavian food and products for the home. Shop for table linens and towels by Ekelund, a green textile mill in Sweden, or for camping gear from Light My Fire. The locally made Æbleskiver cast iron pans and mixes will help anyone enjoy winter more. Ingebretsen’s boasts a rain garden and permeable patio, as well as focusing on energy savings and sourcing from local and green companies.

Image: Innovative and eco-friendly, Bangladeshi artisans wash and weave snack wrappers into a sturdy picnic tote.

Ten Thousand Villages 651-225-1043 • Victoria Crossing West, 867 Grand Ave, St Paul • stpaul.tenthousandvillages.com

Gifts for Home with Scandinavian Style

Ingebretsen’s 16

612-729-9333 • 1601 E Lake St, Minneapolis • ingebretsens.com


10% OFF

Vintage Scandinavian Modern

20% OFF

Mention the Green Gift Guide and receive 10% off any single item in-store (EXP 1/31/11).

Vintage for the Holidays Mention the Green Gift Guide and receive 20% off regularly priced merchandise (EXP 12/31/10).

Danish Teak Classics specializes in finding, restoring and selling Danish modern furniture. Everything they sell is restored, and they use environmentally friendly finishing products whenever possible. Need a stylish holiday gift or piece for your home? Check out their vintage Scandinavian modern small chests of drawers, tables, occasional lighting, ceramics, and glassware. They also produce a collection of fine art and new, custom products designed under their own DTC:X label.

Green your holiday gift giving: buy reused! hunt & gather is a 20-dealer, two-story shop packed with unique, one-of-a-kind holiday gift ideas. Known for their selection of letters, numbers, flash cards and other paper ephemera, organic decor/taxidermy, goods made from vintage fabric, and artful upholstery, they also offer vintage holiday merchandise and a wide selection of unexpected tidbits to embellish your holiday packages.

Danish Teak Classics

hunt & gather

612-362-7870 • 1500 Jackson St NE, Suite 277, Minneapolis • danishteakclassics.com

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612-455-0250 • 4944 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis • huntandgatherantiques.com


10% OFF

Give the Gift of Local Crafts

10% OFF

Bring in this Green Gift Guide page and receive 10% off any one item* (EXP 12/31/10).

Sustainable, Beautiful Designer Jewelry Use your Chinook Book coupon to receive 10% off custom work or $50 towards any purchase of $500 or more* (EXP 10/31/11). C

Named “Best of the Cities” for locally-made products, The Grand Hand Gallery offers contemporary fine American craft in a variety of media: clay, metal, wood, fiber, glass and jewelry. More than half the gallery selections are by Minnesota and Midwest regional artists, with the balance by artists from across the United States. Some of their local gift options include KJE Felties’ handmade felted wool bird ornaments, Dick Cook Pottery’s functional ceramics, and Karin Jacobson’s recycled and fair-trade jewelry.

T Lee crafts jewelry in the most precious metals. Their new collections include Stacker Rings; Button Bracelets in sterling and freshwater pearls; and ‘Call to Action’ sterling charm cuffs. All are made of recycled metals with fair trade gemstones in Northeast Minneapolis. T Lee will be traveling to Africa in February to research sustainability in gemstone mining and she will be bringing back gemstone rough to be faceted by American custom cutters. Follow her adventures and discoveries on her blog at tleefinedesignerjewelry.wordpress.com.

* One coupon per customer.

* Not valid on loose gemstones, with T Bucks or any other offers.

The Grand Hand Gallery 651-312-1122 • 619 Grand Ave, St Paul • thegrandhand.com

T Lee Fine Designer Jewelry 18

612-789-2656 • 18 University Ave NE, Minneapolis • tleegold.com


FREE WITH PURCHASE

Stylish Handmade Bags, Wallets, and More!

25% OFF

Enter MINNEAPOLIS GIFT GUIDE in the gift note section of your next order at queenbee-creations.com and they’ll throw in a free coin purse (EXP 12/31/10).

Made by hand in Portland, Oregon, Queen Bee Creations create totes, wallets, purses, panniers and more, many with eco-friendly fabrics like recycled wool felt and PVC-free faux leather. Check out their popular, incredibly rugged, yet stylish Truckette bag, handmade with industrial materials and still cute to boot. For the parents or kids on your holiday list, try their Chickpea line of hip diaper bags.

Use code GREENG10 and receive 25% off your in-store Greenbody Greenplant organic hair care purchase (EXP 1/31/11).

Hairs To You is an eco-conscious hair studio for those looking for a change. With the growing interest in organic and natural ingredients, healthier hair services, and concerns about chemicals in cosmetics, Hairs To You offers only the highest quality, salon-worthy products, allowing you to make the choice between traditional or organic. They carry their own line of Greenbody Greenplant organic hair care, as well as other beauty products like Zoya, Onesta, Surface, and Nontoxique.

Queen Bee Creations 503-232-1755 • queenbee-creations.com

Healthy Beauty, Organic Haircare

Hairs To You Salon & Boutique 19

612-628-0286 • 1603 W Cty Rd C, Roseville • hairs2yousalon.com


20% OFF

Yoga & Wellness: Prenatal & Beyond

$5 OFF

Mention the Green Gift Guide and receive one FREE yoga class or 20% off any gift certificate amount of $60 or greater (EXP 12/31/10).

Through yoga classes, wellness services, childbirth education and a supportive community, Blooma nurtures the mind, body, and spirit of moms-to-be and new mamas and their families. They offer yoga classes to renew your mind, body, and spirit; wonderful bodycare products, like Galen Naturals, Artemesia herbals, Blooma essential oil blend, for moms and everyone; and apparel like the comfy FOAT legwarmers and babylegs legwarmers made from beautiful recycled and salvaged materials.

Bring in this page for a $5 credit on any purchase at Peapods’ new store* (VALID 1/1/11 THROUGH 4/30/11).

Peapods has been helping shoppers save on eco gifts for over 12 years. Instead of mass-produced plastics, they offer US and European made natural material toys that teach children about environmental stewardship. Parents can also shop from organic baby clothes, cloth diapers and baby carriers. Peapods offers shipping and free gift wrapping. Peapods will be moving in January 2011 to a newly renovated space at 2290 Como Ave West in St Paul. * Images: Green Toys Fire Truck, Made in USA from recycled milk bottles and Sophie the Giraffe, made in France from natural rubber.

Blooma 952-848-1111 • 3919 44th St, Suite 100, Edina • blooma.com

Eco Gifts for Kids and Their Parents

Peapods Natural Toys & Baby Care 20

651-695-5559 • 251 Snelling Ave S, St Paul • peapods.com


$25 OFF

Authentic, Artistic Pizza

$5 OFF

Mention the Green Gift Guide and receive a $25 gift card when you purchase $100 in Pizza Lucé Gift cards (EXP 12/31/10).

Pizza Lucé creates and serves creative and artistic pizzas in a fun environment. They have earned rave reviews and awards from local media and food critics. Their gift cards are a greener, reusable kind of gift certificate and a great holiday gift for anyone on your list (including your gluten free friends!). In an effort to further cut down on paper waste, Pizza Lucé is in the process of moving to online ordering at all of their locations.

Mention the Green Gift Guide and receive $5 off your purchase of $20 or more (EXP 12/31/10).

Voted best wine bar in 2009 and 2010, Spill the Wine offers a wide selection of wines (some are local and organic) and American cuisine with continental influences, as well as a wine boutique with over 100 eclectic, affordable, and delicious wines. For the gourmand on your list, try a gift card to the restaurant so they can enjoy a wine dinner with local fare, or a subscription to the wine of the month club which will deliver wines to their door.

Spill the Wine Restaurant

Pizza Lucé Six locations • pizzaluce.com

Local, Organic Wine and Fare

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612-339-3388 • 1101 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis • spillthewinerestaurant.com


FREE WITH PURCHASE

Fresh, Local, Organic, Delicious

15% OFF

Mention the Green Gift Guide and receive one FREE bakery item when you purchase one* (EXP 12/31/10).

Opened in 1985, French Meadow Bakery is the longest continuously running certified organic bakery in the US. They offer a line-up of organic and allnatural products including yeast-free, vegan, sprouted grain and Kosher Parve options in many forms including breads, tortillas, bagels and desserts, as well as gluten-free baked goods that are sold nationally, and can often be found in your grocer’s freezer section. For holiday meals, you can order individual holiday pies and cakes or have French Meadow cater your event!

BPA-free, Stainless Steel Hydration Bottles Use the coupon code ECOGREEN15 at kleankanteen.com to receive 15% off your entire order (EXP 12/31/10).

Ditch the plastic this holiday season and give a gift your friends and family will use and re-use — a refillable Klean Kanteen®, the original BPA-free, stainless steel hydration bottle. Save a cup and use an Insulated Klean Kanteen®, which keeps drinks hot for up to 6 hours and iced drinks frosty for more than 24. Starting with the first BPA-free, metal hydration bottle in 2004, to the first reusable bottle made with zero plastic in 2010, Klean Kanteen® continues to create innovative, elegant solutions to single-use plastic.

* Does not include whole pies, cakes, or cobbler.

Klean Kanteen®

French Meadow Bakery & Café 612-870-7855 • 2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis • frenchmeadowcafe.com

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