Local Gifts by Local People

Written by Ellen Gurley


While you’re shopping around this season, I know you’ll hit up a few local stores, some big boxes and you’ll do some online ordering.  Here are a few local products to consider for the people on your holiday shopping list.

We all know a gardener.  What better gift than a book by a celebrated local one?  Don Rosenburg has two worth the read or gift.  One of those is perfect for a novice or an expert - No Green Thumb Required : Organic Family Gardening Made Easy and the other has practical uses for your bounty (sans giving neighbours baskets of garden overflow) - The Organic Gardener’s Cookbook : Easy Growing Tips and Delicious Recipes for Your Home-Grown Vegetables.  You can obtain either title by visiting his business website :

 Instant Organic GardenInstant Organic Garden

Beards are still the thing.  They were a thing before they became a thing.  If you know someone with one of those things, JWS Beard Products is a regional company that makes a pretty amazing smelling conditioner.  Love your bearded person and visit and buy a bottle (or five) of Jeffrey Moon‘s stuff.

Gift Ideas - JW Beard OilGift Ideas - JW Beard Oil

We don’t all cook but we do all eat.  Why not eat local products?  Don’t answer that, just check out Cannizzaro Sauces made by a local couple (the Trittens) and grab some jars for yourself or the avid cook on your list. You can thank me by telling me what time dinner is and order online today at

 Cannizzaro SauceCannizzaro Sauce

Everyone uses soap ...  and if they don’t you should buy them some.  Toni South makes some all natural local bars and some are mustache shaped.  I will leave the innuendo alone and suggest that you visit and order up some suds.

Tony South SoapTony South Soap

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