Shop Local: 2014 Holiday Gift Guide
Gift Idea: Methow Arts Dollars. Good for anything Methow Arts: Tickets, tee-shirts, concessions, you name it. Choose from 10 ridiculously artsy designs, perfect for that under-filled (or overfilled!) stocking.
Cost: $20 per gift card
Where to find: Any Methow Arts event, contact us by phone or email or stop in the office in Twisp!
Perfect for: The all around art enthusiast.
Gift Ideas: Tote, utility, briefcase, grocery- eqpd has the bag that will carry it. High quality, durable, waterproof materials. Will last a lifetime. Other items available as well. Micro-manufactured locally.
Cost range: $10-$75, and up
Where to find: eqpd at TwispWorks, holiday bazaars or shop online: eqpdgear.com
Perfect for: Anyone with something to haul.
Door No. 3
Gift Ideas: This new year, celebrate the Methow’s renewal after wildfire
with the Wildness 2015 calendar. Each month is an artful reminder of the
re-growth and adaptation of the natural world. Designed, printed in Twisp.
Other items always available include tea towels, baby tees, totes, coasters.
Cost: $30 for calendar. Bonus: 15% of proceeds go to the
Methow Valley Long Term Recovery Fund
Where to find: Twisp Holiday Bazaars, Local 98856 (Dec. 6-24)
and online: mkt.com/doorno3
Perfect for: The ecologically-minded, art-inspired individual.
Or, anyone without a calendar.
Gift Ideas: Whimsical and hand drawn designs adorn Baylie Peplow’s variety of items suitable for kids of all ages. Find anything from alphabet cards to DIY garlands, growth charts to onesies and toddler tees. Want something really special? Snag a set of three monster or robot building blocks.
Cost: $22 and up
Where to find: Locally, Glover Street Market, Confluence Gallery and Mazama Store. Online, Redumbrelladesign.com and OneRedUmbrella shop on etsy. Also available in Seattle.
Perfect for: Little munchkins and monsters
Gift Ideas: Find the perfect wardrobe accessory from Sara Ashford’s array of fine, lightly felted soft wool, Bamboo & silk scarves. All items hand-dyed from natural materials and plants. Read more about the process here: http://methowmade.com/culler-studio or visit the studio. Not sure what to get? Gift certificates are available and can even go towards one of Sara’s dye workshops.
Where to find: Culler Studio at TwispWorks.
Perfect For: Eco-friendly fashionistas.
Gift Ideas: Handmade accessories (fingerless gloves, legwarmers & scarves!) and skirts (for girls and women) crafted out of lamb’s wool and cashmere upcycled sweaters-the perfect fashion statement for this chilly tme of year. All made locally, of course, by Kelle Ronnfeldt.
Cost: $18 and up for accessories, $32 and up for skirts.
Where to find: Mazama Store, Holiday Bazaars in Twisp and by appointment. Contact Kelle Ronnfeldt, 996-3735
Perfect for: That trendy recycler in your life.
Gift Ideas: Handmade pottery you can actually use! Upgrade your loved ones’ eating experience with a cozy mug, wine cup or plate set. Functional yet beautiful with nature-inspired designs, Emily’s pottery is a unique Methow gift for your friends and relatives near or far.
Where to find: Winthrop Bazaar, local shops throughout the valley, online: http://mkt.com/emilypostpottery or call directly: 509.341.4710
Perfect for: Those who like to eat, drink and be merry