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Think Holiday Gift Guide 2010

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Thanks for picking up our guide! We asked the Local First Indiana business members and a number of Bloomington residents, from students to professionals, to give us a list of their favorite gifts from local, independent businesses in Bloomington, and we created a guide that was made for Bloomington, by Bloomington. We also asked our business members to give us a list of the items they are most excited about on their shelves for the holidays this year. Some are best sellers and some are simply favorites of the owner. I can guarantee that some of these items will be your new favorites, too. There are many possibilities here, from retail, to food and beverage, to entertainment or experiential gifts like dance lessons or theater tickets, to charitable donations. There is literally something for everyone on your list and with a large range of prices because this list was created by so many different kinds of people. Make a difference with your money this year and keep it in your town. You will improve your community and feel more connected at the same time. Could anything be more important? A special thanks to all of those who went out of their way to contribute to our list.

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National Buy Local Week November 26 - December 3

Local First Indiana’s Gift Guide is part of the 8th annual Buy Local Week. Buy Local Week coincides with the busiest holiday shopping of the year—a perfect time to support independent, locally owned businesses in your community!

I found shopping local for the holidays to be much more satisfying than previous years when I wasn’t focused on supporting local businesses. I liked knowing that my purchases were helping to support Bloomington business, and I enjoyed the personal interaction with local business owners. If I couldn’t find something, or needed a suggestion, it was nice to talk with people who took pride in their business and its products/services. –Sarah Stup, graphic and web designer, Finelight

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Why Shop Local? 1. Protect our local economy. Locally-owned businesses pay taxes here—not in another state or on another continent. Those taxes help provide us with the services and infrastructure we need. A non-locally owned big-box store creates an annual tax deficit of $468 per 1,000 square feet. 2. Owners of local, independent businesses are more invested in their businesses and communities. A study in Austin, TX found that “local merchants spend a much larger portion of total revenue on local labor to run the enterprise and sell the merchandise.” In turn, the owners, vendors, and workers will tend to spend a large amount of their earnings locally. 3. Additionally, local, independent businesses give two and a half times more per employee to local nonprofits than larger firms. 4. Protect our environment. Local owners are often more invested in the environmental conditions of their city. They work with and for their neighbors. Many local businesses also tend to be situated well for models that support walking and biking. 5. Ownership matters. Local business owners know Bloomington and they know your needs. If you have a suggestion or request or want to thank them for a job well done, you can sit down with the owner. My experience was the best I’d ever had. I enjoyed shopping (without my kids!) downtown, grabbing coffee, and soaking up the holiday cheer. Business owners were largely helpful and appreciative of my business, and I felt good about the gifts I was buying. I found that I needed fewer ideas from people, as while I was shopping in these small shops and boutiques I would come across unique finds that suited a person on my list perfectly. –Abby Noroozi, owner, Barefoot Kids

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Some facts and studies: http://www.newrules.org/retail/news/ holiday-sales-increase-independent-businesses-national-survey-finds

For three years, a national survey has found that locally owned independent business have had increased holiday sales compared to overall retail sales figures. Locally owned independent businesses in cities and towns with Buy Local campaigns reported a higher increase in sales compared with cities without these campigns.

I prefer to buy from a retailer whom I trust has the knowledge it takes to stock the best piece of cookware, article of clothing or bicycle part. I also prefer that the profits from my purchases stay in my community rather than add to the fortunes of a few billionaires in Arkansas or masses of shareholders throughout the world. – Christina Campoll

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Gifts

The Think Local First Gift Guide

Retail................................................ Page 6 Food and Beverage........................... Page 19 Entertainment/Experiential Gifts...... Page 24 Charitable Donations........................ Page 26

Events

Black Friday Events........................... Page 27 December Events.............................. Page 29 : Local First Indiana Member

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail

Gifts Retail

Angles Cafe & Store

IU Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 1133 E. 7th http://www.iub.edu/~iuam/section. php?returnSection=museum_services&navSection=gift

• Jewelry • Umbrellas • Beautiful scarves • Children’s games and toys (a favorite gift list from Tiffany Roberts, IU Student) Barefoot Kids

(can shop online!)

615 W. Kirkwood, http://www.thegreennursery.com/

• Skuut Balance Bikes • City Ramp Racing Set by Melissa & Doug • Chalet Doll House by PlanToys • Green Toys Fire Truck • Sushi Slicing Set by Melissa & Doug Baugh Enterprises

1611 S. Rogers St., http://www.baughenterprises.com

• Gifts and apparel for employees and clients personalized with your logo Bikesmiths

112 S. College, http://www.bikesmiths.net

• Kids bikes • Kids helmets • Cycling Socks (great stocking stuffers) • Small bicycle tools (again, good for stockings)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Bloomingfoods

(more Bfoods ideas are in the Food & Beverage section)

Westside: 316 W. 6th, Eastside: 3220 E. 3rd, Downtown: 419 E Kirkwood Ave. http://www.bloomingfoods.coop/

• Christmas Trees and Wreaths! (at East side and Near Westside locations) • Locally made cards and unique holiday ornaments from Autumn Carnival (out of Bloomington, IN) • Pottery from Clay City (out of Clay City, IN) • Handmade metal and glass jewelry from Autumn Carnival as well as Cathleen Craig (out of Bloomington, IN) • Bloomingfoods Bicycle Jersey from our Friends at bikejerseys.com (out of Bloomington, IN) • Locally made beeswax candles (a favorite gift of Dena El Saffar, Salaam) • Locally handmade ceramics and soaps (a favorite of Michelle Giansante, Melody Music Shop) • Local Growers Guild T-shirt (beautiful, comfy, and organic) (a favorite of Maggie Sullivan, BKI and Nature’s Crossroads) Book Corner

100 N. Walnut

• Pop-Up Books (a unique and large selection) (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight) Below is a sampling take from a much longer list from Carey Beam, mother of 3 boys and IU Library Science student. She had a remarkable experience when she decided to switch from buying her books on Amazon last year and instead chose the Book Corner, where they gave her friendly help and a 20% discount since she bought so many books. • “The Mysterious Benedict Society” • “The Dangerous Days of Daniel X” • “City of the Beasts” • “Chica-Chica Boom Boom”

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Boxcar Books

408 E. 6th, http://www.boxcarbooks.org/

• Give the gift of reading! Get friends and family 10% off for life at Boxcar Books with a Friends of Boxcar membership for a $10 donation. • “A Conservationist Manifesto” by local award winning author Scott Russell Sanders. The powerful message of this important book is that conservation is not simply a personal virtue but a public one. • “The Farmers’ Market Book: Growing Food, Cultivating Community,” by local author Jennifer Meta Robinson . Explores the local phenomenon that is the Bloomington Farmer’s Market. • Poetry by local poets, including Ross Gay, Cathy Bowman, Antonia Matthews and Tony Brewer. • Local, independently produced zines! Check out Boxcar volunteer Nick’s very own “Oh Oh Yeah.” • “Cat Lovers Against The Bomb” calendar (a favorite gift of Andy Goheen, The Bishop, and Christina Campoll) • “Abe Lincoln, Zombie Slayer” (a favorite of Maggie Sullivan, BKI and Nature’s Crossroads)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail By Hand Gallery

101 W. Kirkwood, Suite #109, http://www.byhandgallery.com

• For men, locally made leather wallets and belts, hand-carved walking sticks, business card holders, money clips, scarves, puzzle boxes, beer mugs, handmade wooden pens and artist sketch sets. • For little ones, handmade dolls, sock monkeys, wooden puzzles, books by local writers/illustrators, hats, sweaters, musical instruments and unique kid’s items they’ll treasure for life. • Every woman appreciates our unique, handmade items. We offer locally made fine jewelry, scarves, leather handbags, one-of-a-kind purses, blown glass, organic soaps, lotions, sweaters,and jackets, • For the home we have handmade lamps, local pottery, wooden utensils and cutting boards, wall art, unique pot holders, trivets, garden art, hand-woven rugs and towels and furniture. • For everyone on your list-we offer unique, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for every budget. Stop in and let us help you find the perfect gift. • Locally handmade ceramics (a favorite of Michelle Giansante, Melody Music Shop)

Caveat Emptor 112 N. Walnut

• Books! Tons of choices for all your friends’ individual tastes (a favorite of Andy Goheen, The Bishop)

The Comedy Attic (More Comedy Attic ideas are available in the Entertainment/Experiential Gifts Section) Corner of 4th & Walnut, http://www.comedyattic.com/

• Comedy Attic sweatshirt- chocolate brown with baby blue logo- sizes s-xxxl! (A favorite of Andy Goheen, The Bishop) • Comedy Attic t-shirt- classic Comedy Attic and IU colors- sizes s-xxxl! • Comedy Attic pint glasses, a perfect stocking stuffer!

Crazy Horse

214 W. Kirkwood, http://www.crazyhorseindiana.com/

• Gift certificates (any amount) • T-Shirts (s,m,l,xl,some 2xl), in grey, maroon, red, black, orange. (check availability)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Downtown Bloomington Inc. Gift Certificates

302 S. College, http://www.downtownbloomington.com/

(a favorite of Talisha Coppock, DBI, Bloomington Convention Center) Farmer’s Market (more Farmer’s Market ideas are in the Food and Beverage Section)

401 N. Morton, http://bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket

• Locally made beeswax candles (a favorite gift of Dena El Saffar, Salaam) Friends of Art Bookstore

1201 E. 7th, Fine Arts Building, IU Campus, http://www.fa.indiana.edu/foart/

• “The Art of McSweeney’s”, published by Chronicle Books, featuring hundreds of images, interviews with collaborators such as Chris Ware and Michael Chabon, and dozens of insights into McSweeney’s quirky creative process and the visual experience of reading. • “Greetings from the Ocean’s Sweaty Face: 100 McSweeney’s Postcards” featuring individual postcards with the art of McSweeney’s. • “Trash Origami: 25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials”, includes designs made from old calendar pages, candy wrappers, envelopes, newspaper, postcards, paper grocery bags and more, with accompanying DVD. • Origami paper, packs of 500 sheets of 6”x6” paper for $9.95 or 4”x4” for $6.25. • “Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” and the lavishly illustrated companion book, “Rescuing Da Vinci”. Both tell the stories of pillaging art thieves during World War II and the heroes that recovered some of our greatest cultural treasures of all time. • Friends of Art Membership for a friend or family member! Contact foabooks@indiana.edu or call 812-855-1333 to purchase. • Jewelry, cards, calendars, posters, journals, a fantastic selection of art-related books, magnets, and sketch books (a favorite list of Tiffany Roberts, IU Student)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Goods for Cooks (more Goods for Cooks ideas are available in the Food & Beverage section) 115 N. College, Suite 117, http://www.goodsforcooks.com/

• “Paper” bread pans (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight) • Oven mitts (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight) Hidden Closet

Fountain Square Mall, 101 W. Kirkwood

• Leaders in Leather handmade hand bags (a favorite of Alex Simmons and Amanda Forgas, Sole Sensations) • Unique vintage clothing (a favorite of Alex Simmons and Amanda Forgas, Sole Sensations) Howard’s Bookstore

101 W Kirkwood, # 116

• Farmer’s Almanac Calendar (a favorite of Dena El Saffar, Salaam) • “The Land, The People” by Rachel Peden (a favorite of Shari Woodbury, The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County) • “Staying Put” by Scott Russell Sanders (a favorite of Shari Woodbury, The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County) Inner Chef

105 N. College

• Unique double insulated tea cups (a favorite of Abby Noroozi, Barefoot Kids) • Cool martini glasses (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight) • Garlic Press (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Landlocked Music

202 N. Walnut, http://www.landlockedmusic.com/

Gift Ideas for music lovers that you are scared to buy music for: • Portable Turntable - nothing beats the sound and feel of those old (and new) vinyl records, especially when you can listen ANYWHERE! • Headphones - many styles and price ranges available • Vinyl Record Care System - includes a brush and record cleaning fluid • Record Bag - the perfect way to get your beloved vinyl from one place to another • 33 1/3 book series - choose from over 50 albums chronicled by different authors • Landlocked T-shirt - show off their favorite store and display Indiana pride at the same time Learning Treasures

223 S Pete Ellis Dr. # 18

• Rock Tumbler (a favorite gift item of Abby Noroozi, Barefoot Kids) • Klutz Tricky Video Making book; 19.95 (a favorite of Carey Beam, mother of 3 boys and IU Library Science student) • Microscope (a favorite gift item of Abby Noroozi, Barefoot Kids) Melody Music Shop

402 W 6th, http://www.melodymusicshop.com/

• Mick Spray Electric Guitar, handmade in Bloomington • Many local musicians’ CDs • One-on-one lessons with local musicians • Musical accessories: tuners, capos, strings, specialty guitar straps, drumsticks • Sheet music books • Musical instrument ornaments • Musical gifts for kids: harmonicas, shakers, kazoos, jaw harps, recorders, ocarinas, pennywhistles • Starter acoustic and electric guitars, basses, and guitar packs • Ukuleles

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Monroe County History Museum Store

202 E 6th, http://www.monroehistory.org/museum_gift_store/store_info.htm

• 2nd hand books and films in the lobby (a favorite of Jane Walter, Spanish/English Interpreter) Nature’s Crossroads (can shop online!)

230 W. Church Lane, http://www.naturescrossroads.com/

• Local Seed Supporter membership - help grow the local seed supply! A perfect gift for every gardener that includes 7 free seed packets, a year-round 5% discount on everything in our catalog, and access to special member-only events. • Sunflower Fort Garden Kit (a great stocking stuffer) • Deer Resistant Seed Mix Tin (a great stocking stuffer) • Black Thumb Garden Kit (for those not-quitegardeners on your list) • Trusty Tomato Seed Saving Kit (for the serious tomato gardener on your list) Nick’s English Hut section)

(more Nick’s ideas are in the Food & Beverage

423 E. Kirkwood, http://www.nicksenglishhut.com/

• Nick’s T-shirt • Nick’s Pound Jar • Nick’s Coffee Mug • Sink the Biz Set: Sink the Biz is a take on a WW2 battle ship that was sunk. You have a Nick’s bucket that gets filled with beer, a glass dipper (the biz) gets placed in the bucket, people take turns trying to sink it by pouring beer into it. Whoever sinks the 5oz biz has to chug the beer and the game starts all over. This has to be our top selling mail order item. It gets shipped all over our country!

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Oliver Winery

(more Oliver ideas are in the Food & Beverage section)

8024 N. State Road 37, http://www.oliverwinery.com/

• Rachel Henry Designs: puzzles for young child (also available online at http://rachelhenrydesigns.com/home.html) (A favorite of Carey Beam, Bloomington resident) • Pottery from local artists Susan Snyder, Kristin Busch, and Amanda Weigl • Oliver Winery Wine Glasses $8 ($7 with a set of 4 or more glasses) • Oliver Winery Logo T-Shirt $15 • Oliver Winery Logo Bottle Stopper $1.99 (makes great stocking stuffers!) • Oliver Winery Re-usable tote bags $2.50 • Oliver Winery Pulltap Corkscrew $8.50

Paper Crane Gallery and Studio

401 W. 6th, Suite J, http://www.papercranegallery.org

• Saucy Bigfoot Greeting Cards Pack by Katie Vernon Illustration, $9 • It’s Not That Far Really letterpress postcard by RarRar Press, $3 • Santa Squid by Cleo Dee’s, $20 • Ode to Books linocut print by Pine Street Makery, $15 • Yarn Necklaces by Felix & Jayne, $25 • Octopus Screenprinted Baby Bloomers by Owlette Collective, $20 • Wooden Leaf Puzzle by Just Hatched, $38 Peppertree Floral

205 N. College, Suite 130, http://www. peppertreefloral.com/

• Flower arrangement (a favorite of Jamie Shepard, B-Town Beans) ReFrame

236 N. Morton, http://www.reframebloomington.com/

• Buy a frame at Reframe and fill with a favorite photo from a special event or activity with the receiver of the gift. (a favorite of Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese, Twisted Limb Paperworks) Relish 204 N. Morton, http://www.relishbloomington.com/index.shtml • Anything from here! (a favorite of Jamie Shepard, B-Town Beans)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Revolution Bike and Bean

401 E. 10th, http://www.revolutionbikeandbean.com

• Crank Brothers Multi-Tool 17 $27.50 • Flat Repair Package- Tube, 3 levers, Co2 Inflater, Specialized Wedgie Bag $46 • Specialized Air Tool Pro Floor Pump $70 • CycleOps Mag Trainer $180 • Garmin Edge 500 w/ heartrate and cadence $400 • Kid’s bikes (“They’re awesome!” -- Sarah Stup, Finelight) • Rev. Bike and Bean t-shirts to go with the bikes (Sarah Stup, Finelight) Sadly Harmless

Shop online at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sadlyharmless or visit her at the Holiday Market at the Shower’s Bldg. on Nov. 26-27.

• Adventures! 2011 Calendar, $12 • “Knitting Narwhals” print, $15 • Flying Whale glass tile pendant, $12 • Brown Bear hand-drawn coffee mug, $12 • “Seaescape” print, $15

Smith’s Sport & Shoe

1917 S. Walnut, http://www.smithsshoecenter.com/

• Smart Wool Socks (a favorite gift item of Abby Noroozi, Barefoot Kids)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Sole Sensations

414 S. College, http://www.solesensations.com/

• Smartwool Socks (100% hypoallergenic wool) • Haflinger Wool Slippers (handmade in Germany, made from boiled wool and wool felt) • Ameribag Healthy Back Bags (bags ergonomically designed for comfort) • Keen Auburn Boot and matching Sweater Knit Bag • Dansko, Naot, and Keen boots! Twisted Limb Paperworks (more Twisted Limb ideas are in the Entertainment/Experiential Gifts section) 1122 S. Morton, http://www.twistedlimbpaper.com

• Handmade Recycled Note Card Bundles (bundle of 6 handmade paper notecards OR bundle of 5 Considerable Word cards with handmade paper binding) $18/bundle or 3 bundles for $50 • 6 Handmade Recycled Inspirational Quote Bookmarks (great stocking and holiday card stuffers) 6 bookmarks for $10 • Twisted Limb Paperworks Gift Cards $25 gift card for $20 $50 gift card for $40 • Build Your Own Note Card Bundle from our showroom selection $30 worth of cards for $25 $50 worth of cards for $40 • Cards and other handmade paper items (a favorite gift of Christina Campoll) • Holiday Cards (a favorite of Jane Walter, Spanish/English Interpreter) Upland Brewery section)

(more Upland ideas are in the Food & Beverage

350 W. 11th, http://www.uplandbeer.com/

• Upland T-Shirt • Upland Logo Pint Glass or Frankfort Mug • Upland Baseball Hat • Upland Gift Certificate

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Wandering Turtle

116 W. 6th, http://www.wanderingturtle.com/

• Anything from here (a favorite of Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese, Twisted Limb Paperworks, and Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Clay earring holder (a favorite of Abby Noroozi, Barefoot Kids) • Locally made cards and soaps (a favorite of Michelle Giansante, Melody Music Shop) Walnut Street Sampler

3910 S. Walnut, http://www.walnutstreetsampler.com/

• Hand-crafted teapot (a favorite of Maggie Sullivan, BKI and Nature’s Crossroads) White River Coop

1305 W. Bloomfield Rd.

• Mittens (“The mittens were fingerless gloves with the flip-top mitten piece. I had no idea where to find them, but wanted to replace them as a gift after the dogs chewed up his favorite pair, walked into White River Co-Op after you guys mentioned seeing them there and saw a whole rack of them” :-) (Sarah Stup, Finelight) Wonderlab

store in first floor of Science Museum, 308 W. 4th

• Magnetic poetry kit; $13.50 (a favorite of Carey Beam, mother of 3 boys and IU Library Science student) • 3-D wood puzzle, $5.25 (a favorite of Carey Beam, mother of 3 boys and IU Library Science student) • Mini moody faces (squeeze balls with faces--stocking stuffers); $1.50 ea (a favorite of Carey Beam, mother of 3 boys and IU Library Science student)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Retail Yarns Unlimited (more Yarns Unlimited ideas are in the Entertainment/Experiential section) Inside Fountain Square Mall, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 129 http://yarnsunlimited.com/

Top Most Wanted Gifts: • Knit Picks Harmony Wood Straight Needle Set - $75 • Knit Picks Hamony Wood Circular Needle Set - $85 • Rigid Heddle Loom - $289 • Ashford Spinning Wheel - $475 • Lantern Moon Shawl Pins - $20 • Lantern Moon Natural Fiber Knitting Bags starting at $34 (fill them with yarns & supplies for additional treat!) • Namaste Cruelty-Free (faux leather) Knitting Bags - starting at $55 • Namaste Circular Needle Case - $20 • Locally hand-dyed yarns in wool, silk, bamboo, mohair & cotton plus roving - prices vary • Gift certificate for classes, yarns, and supplies - any denomination

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Food & Beverage

Gifts

Food & Beverage Bloomingfoods

(more Bfoods ideas are in the Retail section)

Westside: 316 W. 6th, Eastside: 3220 E. 3rd, Downtown: 419 E. Kirkwood http://www.bloomingfoods.coop/

• Oliver Winery’s Port • Daddy Bob’s peanut brittle (great for a stocking) (out of Nashville, IN) • Brown County Coffee Beans (a favorite gift item of Christina Campoll) • Fields of Agape Popcorn (locally-grown!) (a favorite gift item of Martin Sorge, IU student and Local First Indiana volunteer) • Mt. Pilot BBQ Sauce (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Hunter’s Honey Lip Balm (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Hunter’s Honey Spun Honey (Blueberry is a favorite) (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Local Folks Food Jam (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • A huge selection of items not available to some of our friends outside Bloomington! (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Various spices to mix and create DIY spice mixes like chili seasoning, pie spices, etc. (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight) • Trader’s Point chocolate milk (a favorite of Michelle Hartz, Baugh Enterprises) Bloomington Brewing Company

1795 E. 10th, http://bbcbloomington.com/

• A (full) growler (a favorite gift item of Martin Sorge, IU student and Local First Indiana volunteer) B-Town Beans

http://www.btownbeans.com/

• Fair Trade Organic Bali Blue Moon • Fair Trade Organic Ethiopian Sidamo • Fair Trade Organic Quarry Hole • Fair Trade Organic Bolivian • Fair Trade Organic Mojo

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Food & Beverage Butler Winery

6200 E. Robinson Rd., http://www.butlerwinery.com/

• Bottle of wine (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) The Chile Woman

1704 S. Weimer Rd., http://www.thechilewoman.com/

• Chile pepper ristras (hanging strands of chiles) • Chile powder packets make great stocking stuffers Dillman Farms

4955 W. State Road 45, http://www.dillmanfarm.com/

• Jellies and Jams (a favorite of Martin Sorge, IU student and Local First Indiana volunteer, and Shari Woodbury, The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County) • Apple Butter (a favorite of Michelle Hartz, Baugh Enterprises) Farmers’ Market (more Farmer’s Market ideas are in the Retail section)

401 N. Morton, http://bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket

• Capriole Goat Cheese (can also order online at http://www. capriolegoatcheese.com/) (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Gift Certificates (a favorite gift item of Martin Sorge, IU student and Local First Indiana volunteer) • Mt. Pilot BBQ Sauce (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) Goods for Cooks (more Goods for Cooks ideas are in the Retail section)

115 N. College, Suite 117, http://www.goodsforcooks.com/

• Packaged food items of spice rubs, sauces, etc. (a favorite of Christina Campoll) • Build your own food sampler gift basket (a favorite of Maggie Sullivan, BKI and Nature’s Crossroads)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Food & Beverage Holiday Market

Shower’s Building, 401 N. Morton Nov. 26-27

• Capriole Goat Cheese (can also order online at http://www. capriolegoatcheese.com/) (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Mt. Pilot BBQ Sauce (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Hunter’s Honey Lip Balm (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Hunter’s Honey Spun Honey (blueberry is a favorite) (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Local Folks Food Jam (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • A huge selection of items not available to some of our friends outside Bloomington! (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) Lennie’s

1795 E. 10th, http://bbcbloomington.com/

• Gift Certificates for visitors (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) Limestone Grille

2920 E. Covenanter Dr., http://www.limestonegrille.com/

• Mt. Pilot BBQ Sauce (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Food & Beverage Nick’s English Hut

(more Nick’s ideas are in the Retail section)

423 E. Kirkwood, http://www.nicksenglishhut.com/

• Nick’s gift card Oliver Winery

(more Oliver ideas are in the Retail section)

8024 N. State Road 37, http://www.oliverwinery.com/

• Gift certificates available in any denomination • A bottle of wine from our Creekbend Collection - locally grown and crafted in Monroe County. $12- $70/bottle (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • An “Indiana’s Finest” gift basket featuring Indiana products: Two bottles of Creekbend Vineyard wine, Grace Island Cheese Crisps, Burton’s Maple Syrup, Dillman Farms Apple Butter, Crazy Charlie’s Salsa, Indiana Caramel Corn, Laney Honey with Indiana Black Walnuts, a book on Indiana Wine by Jim Butler • Creekbend Vidal Blanc Sparkling Wine (a favorite of Martin Sorge, IU student and Local First Indiana volunteer) • Oliver Muscat Canelli (a favorite of Jamie Shepard, B-Town Beans) • Oliver Gewürztraminer (a favorite of Michelle Hartz, Baugh Enterprises) Upland Brewery

(more Upland ideas are in the Retail Section)

350 W. 11th, http://www.uplandbeer.com/

• A (full) Growler and Growler Coozie (a favorite gift of Martin Sorge, IU student and Local First Indiana volunteer) • Upland Wheat Growler! (a favorite gift of Jamie Shepard, B-Town Beans)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Food & Beverage Sahara Mart

2611 E. 3rd, 106 E. 2nd, http://saharamart.com/

• Chemex Coffeemakers (they make great coffee!) (a favorite gift of Jamie Shepard, B-Town Beans) • A huge selection of items not available to some of our friends outside Bloomington! (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”) • Containers of various olives from their huge selection (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight) • Various spices to mix and create DIY spice mixes like chili seasoning, pie spices, etc. (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight) • Unusual flours and grains (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight) • Oils (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight) Soma

322 E. Kirkwood

• Coffee beans (a favorite gift item of Christina Campoll) Quarrymen Coffee Roasting Co. http://www.quarrymencoffee.com

• Fresh, local, small batch roasted coffee $9.50/lb for regular, $10.50/lb for decaf or flavored FREE DELIVERY!

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Entertainment/Experiential

Gifts

Entertainment/Experiential The Bishop

123 South Walnut, http://www.thebishopbar.com/

• Advance issue concert tickets, order at http://thebishopbar.com/ Calendar2.html

Bloomington Cooking School 114 N. College

To sign up for classes, email jan@bloomingtoncookingschool.com or call 812-333-7100 http://www.bloomingtoncookingschool.com • Gift certicates (Classes range from $45 - $54, though any amount is acceptable.) • Knife Skills Class: In this class Chef Matt O’Neill will help you take the next step in the techniques of slicing, dicing, julienning, and cutting into chiffonade. Class includes snacks! • Class: The Power & Mystique of Great Sauces. The menu: Glazed salmon with blackberry Hollandaise sauce, medallions of filet mignon with perfect classical Béarnaise sauce, and Bananas Foster. • Class: The Art and Science of Sauté. Indulge yourself with a great meal while learning the basics of the arts of sauté and deglasé. • Class: Fresh Pasta. Working together, we’ll make fresh egg pasta served with the classic Bolognese sauce and pumpkin ravioli in a cream sage sauce in celebration of fall. We’ll add an arugula salad dressed in Balsamic Vinaigrette and Panna Cotta with a fresh fruit topping for dessert. • Class: Fun with Phyllo. Aggie Sarkissian makes phylo fun by preparing both savory and sweet dishes using the flaky pastry sheets and sharing her cooking and baking tips. Fresh phyllo will be available for your own recreations of Aggie’s tasty recipes. • Sign up for a class -- also a great place to host your business’ holiday party (a favorite of Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese, Twisted Limb Paperworks) Bloomington Playwrights Project 107 W. 9th, http://newplays.org

• Tickets to Kissing Frogs: A captivating new musical through the first BPP + IU Musical collaboration • 2010/2011 Mainstage Season Subscription Receive 4 tickets for the price of 3 (Also a favorite of Andy Goheen, The Bishop)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Entertainment/Experiential Cardinal Stage

115 N. College, http://cardinalstage.org/

• Tickets (a favorite of Susan Welsand, “The Chile Woman”)

The Comedy Attic

(more Comedy Attic ideas in the Retail Section)

Corner of 4th & Walnut, http://www.comedyattic.com/

• Gift certificates good in any amount, can cover admission, food, drinks, merchandise. (a favorite of Andy Goheen, The Bishop) • VIP passes good in 5 punches ($30) or 10 punches ($50). You can come to multiple shows or bring a group and get ‘em all in! • Tickets (a favorite of Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese, Twisted Limb Paperworks) Panache School of Ballroom and Social Dance

325 E. Winslow Rd., http://www.panachedance.com/

• Gift Certificates in any dollar amount, and can be applied to any of the products or services we offer. • 30 Day Unlimited Pass, $50. With this pass, you can come to as many group dance classes or dance fitness classes as you can handle in 30 days! • 8 Lesson Pass, $57. This pass can be used on any group dance class series or drop-in class here at our studio. • Panache Dance T-Shirt, $12-$18. Our T-shirts are a great way to show your support for our local, independent studio, while looking very fashionable at the same time! • 30-Minute Private Dance Lesson - Free! Learn dance in a one-on-one format from a professional instructor for FREE! • 8-Group Lesson or Dancefit Class Pass (a favorite of Sheryl WoodhouseKeese, Twisted Limb Paperworks) Twisted Limb Paperworks

(more Twisted Limb ideas in the Retail Section)

1122 S. Morton, http://www.twistedlimbpaper.com

• Paper-making classes (a favorite of Jane Walter, Spanish/English Interpreter, and Andy Goheen, The Bishop) Yarns Unlimited

(more Yarns Unlimited ideas in the Retail Section)

Inside Fountain Square Mall, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 129 http://yarnsunlimited.com/

• Give the gift of weaving lessons (a favorite of Maggie Sullivan, BKI and Nature’s Crossroads)

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts - Charitable Donations

Gifts

Charitable Donations The season is not only about giving gifts to the ones you love—it’s about giving to the community you love. Consider giving to Local First Indiana’s nonprofit members: Bloomington Playwrights Project Center for Sustainable Living

, http://newplays.org/

, http://www.simplycsl.org/

Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County Fountain Square, Ste. 321, www.cfbmc.org

• A gift in honor of a loved one to the Basic Needs Fund, the Partners in the Arts Fund, the Early Childhood Education Fund, or to another endowment which reflects the honoree’s charitable interests and will permanently benefit our community. Online giving available at www. cfbmc.org/donateonline. • A donation in honor of a loved one to an endowment for his or her favorite non-profit. The Community Foundation manages agency funds benefiting over 30 local charities – for a complete list of charitable funds, go to www.cfbmc.org/fundlist. Community Justice and Mediation Center Local First Indiana

, http://cjam.org/

, http://www.localfirstindiana.org

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

, http://www.mhcfoodpantry.org/

We also encourage giving to the many other local nonprofits this holiday season.

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Events - Black Friday

Events

Black Friday Barefoot Kids

615 W. Kirkwood

• We will be having a big ‘Black Friday’ sale the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26 – BIG sales on toys plus in-store give-aways. • Also we are planning a holiday in-store Bobbie Lancaster performance, DTBD. Bikesmiths

112 S. College

• Continuation of its annual $50,000 sale every Nov. 15. This sale runs from Nov. 15 through $50,000 of sales and always goes through Christmas (and typically into the first week of the new year). • Everything in our store is at least 10% off, some things more (including bikes, everything). The Bishop

Fri., Nov. 26, 9pm $5, 18+

• After you finish shopping, stop by the Bishop and relax with an oldtime SQUARE DANCE w/ live music from JOE FULTON & FRIENDS and dance caller MICHAEL ISMERIO http://www.michaelismerio.com/ Boxcar Books 408 E. 6th

• Boxcar Books is closed on “black friday” in observance of “buy nothing day”, a worldwide protest against over-consumption. By Hand Gallery

101 W. Kirkwood, Suite #109

• The day after Thanksgiving we will be open late for the tree lighting and will serve hot apple cider.

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Events - Black Friday The Comedy Attic

Corner of 4th and Walnut

• A crowd favorite in Bloomington, Warren B. Hall returns to The Comedy Attic this Thanksgiving weekend! Warren is fresh off his appearance on Comics Unleashed and The Bob & Tom Show! Holiday Market

Shower’s Bldg. 401 N. Morton, Nov. 26-27

• Visit LFI Member Sadly Harmless and pick up some of her original calendars, coffee mugs or prints! Landlocked Music

202 N. Walnut, Nov. 26-28

• Give the gift of music! Landlocked’s Black Friday Celebration runs from Friday Nov. 26 - Sunday Nov. 28. Amazing limited edition releases made for independent retail ONLY from the likes of U2, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, George Harrison, Iron & Wine, Black Keys, Drive By Truckers, Black Crowes, Cee Lo Green, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and many more. You simply cannot get these at the big box retailers. Plus a huge sale on used vinyl and CDs. And tons of recent releases for $10 from now ‘till Christmas. Sole Sensations 414 S. College

• Open 10-8 (extended hours) on Black Friday and will have all boots, Smartwool socks, and Haflinger slippers on sale 20% off.

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Events - December

Events

December Bikesmiths

112 S. College

• Bikesmiths begins its annual $50,000 sale every Nov. 15. This sale runs from Nov. 15 through $50,000 of sales and always goes through Christmas (and typically into the first week of the new year). • Everything in our store is at least 10% off, some things more (including bikes, everything). By Hand Gallery

101 West Kirkwood, Suite #109

• We will have an open house 5-8 pm Friday Dec. 3 and will be open until late every Friday until Christmas. We will also be open on Sunday afternoons and the artists will be on hand in By Hand for much of the month. Paper Crane Gallery and Studio 401 W. 6th, Suite J

• Last Minute Gift Fair Sat., Dec. 11, 10am-4pm. This art is truly local, as the artists are all from Monroe County!

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The Think Local First Holiday Gift Guide: Events - December Twisted Limb Paperworks 1122 S. Morton

• Holiday Paper Making and Card Making Extravaganza (Sat-Sun. Nov. 20-21) • Sign up for 1 ½ - 2 hour time slots to make handmade holiday paper and/ or greeting cards. These are both great parent-child activities! $20/session includes materials, supplies, artist support, and holiday cookies and warm beverages Call 812-333-3151 to reserve a spot. Payment is required in advance. Sorry, no refunds given for not showing. Eight guests per card making session and 10 guests per paper making session • Holiday Paper Greeting Card Quilt Cards/Decoration Class (Wed. Dec. 8 OR Thurs. Dec. 9 from 6:30-9pm) $35/student if registering individually OR $30/student if 3 or more students register together. Fee includes materials, supplies, and artist instruction. No sewing experience is necessary. Call 812-333-3151 to reserve a spot. Payment is required in advance. Sorry, no refunds given for not showing. Six students per class

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