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LOCALFIRSTBLOOMINGTON.ORG
localfirstbloomington.org
THANK YOU
for picking up
our guide!
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e asked the Local First Bloomington 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 this year. Some are best sellers
and some are simply favorites of the owners, who we consider to be
experts in their fields. We 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 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. Sincerely,
LOCAL FIRST BLOOMINGTON BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jenny Mack
Margie Rice
Erica Sagon
Alan Simmerman
Alison Zook
Benjamin Schulz, Chair
Jacqui Bauer, Vice Chair
Susan Bright, Treasurer
Prianka Rayamajhi, Secretary
Matt Hottell
Tim Lemper
LOCAL FIRST BLOOMINGTON STAFF — Sally Meyer, membership coordinator
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HOP LOCAL?
WHY S
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.
2. Owners of local, independent businesses are more invested
in their businesses and communities. The 2012 Indie Impact
Survey in Salt Lake City found that local retailers returned 52 percent
of their revenue to the local economy, while national chain retailers
returned 13.6 percent.
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.
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“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, FINELIGHT
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YOUR SHOPPING
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ocal First Bloomington is proud to participate in the Shift Your Shopping
Campaign. This campaign, representing more than 40,000 businesses across
North America, encourages residents to take job creation and economic concerns
into their own hands by exercising their power to strengthen their own local
economies.
This is an effective strategy all year-round, but especially important at the holidays: The National Retail Federation reports that the average holiday shopper
plans to spend an average of $737.95 on holiday gifts and seasonal merchandise
in 2013. That’s down slightly from the previous year, but NRF is still forecasting
overall holiday retail sales in November and December to grow 3.9 percent, to
$602.1 billion, over 2012.
Keeping that money in your community will have a proven
impact.
In addition, annual surveys over the last four years show
that places that “go local” do better. The Institute for
Local Self-Reliance found that businesses in communities
with an active “buy local first” initiative run by a local business organization reported average revenue growth of 8.6
percent in 2012, compared to 3.4 percent for those in areas without such an initiative. The annual survey includes
responses from 2,377 independent businesses across the
country.
All of those campaigns operated with support from the American Independent
Business Alliance (AMIBA) and/or Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
(BALLE).
Shift Your Shopping combines the efforts of ILSR, AMIBA and BALLE with
more than 150 local business alliances comprised of over 38,000 local businesses.
Shift Your Shopping is a reminder to support locally-owned and independent
businesses, particularly during the holiday season.
Thank you for participating in Bloomington, Indiana!
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‘Tis the season of… “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.”
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GIFT GUIDE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
RETAIL / PAGE 6
FOOD & BEVERAGE / PAGE 32
ENTERTAINMENT & EXPERIENCES / PAGE 35
CHARITABLE DONATIONS / PAGE 36
We use this symbol
throughout the guide to identify businesses that
were Local First Bloomington members as of press time.
Want to join Local First Bloomington or update your membership? Our membership coordinator, Sally Meyer, would love to hear from you. Reach her at
[email protected]
Cover design by Kaye Lee Johnston
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Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper with recycled content
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“I prefer to buy from a retailer who 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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RETAIL GIFTS
AMERICAN FUTONS
105 S. Walnut St.
• Futons
• Furniture-sofas and platform beds
• Futon covers
• Cotton and buckwheat hull pillows
• Handmade gifts
ANDREW DAVIS
101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 119; andrewdavismenswear.com
• Our mission is to be continually inspired to bring you the finest men’s
& women’s clothing and provide an equally great shopping experience.
• “Clothes that make you look good!” —Susan Bright, Nick’s English
Hut
ANGLES CAFE & STORE
IU Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 1133 E. 7th St.
• Protest postcards and Galleria umbrellas (a favorite of Jeanne
Leimkuhler, Center for Sustainable Living)
ARGENTUM JEWELRY
205 N. College Ave. #100; argentum-jewelry.com
• Terri Logan river stone and silver jewelry
(a favorite of Miah Michaelsen, City of
Bloomington)
• Ruth Conway and Linda Knudsen’s Silk
and Fire Lamps (a favorite of Miah
Michaelsen)
• Thomas Mann jewelry
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ATHENA
116 N. Walnut St.
• Wooden jewelry (favorite of Marci Hughes, Friends of Art
Bookshop)
• Wide selection of jewelry and scented oils (a favorite of Hillary Detty,
Monroe County History Center)
• “I love Athena for their great crystal and stone collection.” – Kathy
Smith, Creating Harmony, LLC
• Amber pendants (favorites of Jaia Stidd, Sole Sensations)
AZ VINTAGE
236 N. Morton St.;
azvintagebloomington.com
• Variety of vintage goods,
specializing in the retro and
mid-century style of the 1950s
and ‘60s
• Eclectic and constantly
changing mix of affordable
vintage furnishings and
housewares
• Wide range of clothing for men
and women from the 1940s - ‘80s
• Large selection of jewelry, shoes, and accessories
• Locally handmade and modern gift items
• Anything vintage! (a favorite of Talia Halliday, Conduit Press)
• Stylish finds (favorites of Nancy Hiller, NR Hiller Design)
• Cool finds (favorites of Jaia Stidd, Sole Sensations)
BLACK LUMBER COMPANY
1710 S. Henderson St.; myblacklumber.com
• Killowatt energy meter (a favorite of Jacqui Bauer, Local First
Bloomington)
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BLOOMINGFOODS
(find more bloomingfoods ideas in the Food & Beverage section)
Near West: 316 W. 6th; East: 3220 E. 3rd St.; Downtown: 419 E.
Kirkwood Ave.; Ivy Tech: 200 Daniels Way, Rm C133; Elm Heights: 614 E.
2nd St.; bloomingfoods.coop
• Christmas trees
• holiday greenery
• Blue Q tote bags
• handmade knits
• holiday baked goods
• “Bloomingfoods is a very precious
gift to our community.” – Kathy
Smith, Creating Harmony
• Soapy Soap Company goods
(a favorite of Talia Halliday,
Bloomington Handmade
Market)
• Handwoven baskets at the Near West store (a favorite of Marci
Hughes, Friends of Art Bookshop)
• Elm Heights meat department (a favorite of Susan Bright, Nick’s
English Hut)
• Unemployed Philosophers Guild artifacts (a favorite of Nancy Hiller,
NR Hiller Design)
• Sushi (a favorite of Jaia Stidd, Sole Sensations)
• Peachtree Mountain Truffles (a favorite of Don Galligher,
Revolution Bike & Bean)
• Organic chocolate (a favorite of Ruth Conway, By Hand Gallery)
• Healthy, fresh, local and organic food (a favorite of Rick Dietz,
Cardinal Spirits)
BLOOMINGTON AREA BIRTH SERVICES
2458 S. Walnut St.; bloomingtonbirth.org
• Jellycat toys
• ErgoBaby carriers in lots of great colors and now in Petunia
Picklebottom prints
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• Flip diapers with cloth and disposable inserts
• Vitamin D drops for babies...great for winter
• NoseFrida, the Swedish Nose Hose, is another great one for winter!
BLOOMINGTON BAGEL COMPANY
113 N. Dunn (multi-location); bbcbagel.com
• Sugar Bomb cookies (a favorite of Liz Sanders, Village Deli, Soma
Coffee, and Laughing Planet)
BLOOMINGTON COMMUNITY FARMER’S MARKET
401 N. Morton St., Saturdays 8am-1pm; bloomington.in.gov/farmersmarket
• Alpaca yarn from Red Rosa Farm (a favorite of Michelle Giansante,
Melody Music Shop)
• Pastured meats from Schacht Farm (a favorite of Michelle
Giansante)
BLOOMINGTON COOKING SCHOOL
114 N. College Ave.; bloomingtoncookingschool.com
• Jan Bulla-Baker’s Truffles (a favorite of Paul T. Ash, U.S.Post
Office Retiree and McDoel Gardens Resident)
BLOOMINGTON ENTERTAINMENT & ARTS DISTRICT (BEAD)
visitbead.org
BEAD is an economic development project of the City of Bloomington
and is designated an official Indiana Cultural District by the Indiana Arts
Commission. Some of our favorite gift items include:
• Hand-pulled screen prints by Kim Ransdell at The Collective Press
• Sabun soaps at the Visit Bloomington Visitor’s Center
• Hand-crafted chocolate at Blu Boy Cafe and Cakery
• Downtown Bloomington Gift Certificates from Downtown
Bloomington, Inc. available at the Convention Center
• Hand-felted blooming flower pins by Martina Celerin at By Hand
Gallery
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BLOOMINGTON GUITAR & AMP
521 W. Kirkwood Ave., bloomingtonguitarandamp.com
• Bloomington Guitar & Amp is a music store in Bloomington, IN
specializing in a well-curated selection of used/vintage guitars and
amps, new and used effects, accessories and repair services.
• Guitar pedals and strings (a favorite of Cyrus Resur, Landlocked
Music)
BLOOMINGTON HANDMADE MARKET
(Spring & Fall), Bloomington Convention Center
*By the time the guide comes out, the Fall BHM will have come and gone, but
these items are still available on the websites listed.
• Deesum Designs Jewelry - can be found at Gathering: handmade popup shop. deesumdesigns.com
• Teehaus Soap - can be found at Gathering: handmade pop-up shop.
teehaussoaps.com
• Starsprinkle Supercollider - can be found at Gathering: handmade popup shop. starsprinklesupercollider.com
• Vincent Desjardins Illustrator - prints - can be found at Gathering:
handmade pop-up shop. vincentdesjardins.com
• Bets and Mags - amazing children’s toys and accessories. etsy.com/
shop/betsandmags
twice a year
BLOOMINGTON WINTER FARMER’S MARKET
909 E. 2nd St., Saturdays Dec.-Mar.
• Alpaca yarn from Red Rosa Farm (a favorite of Michelle Giansante,
Melody Music Shop)
• “Buy Local” Bumper Sticker from the Local Growers Guild (a favorite
of Maggie Sullivan, CSL, LLG, LIFE Farms)
BLU BOY CHOCOLATE CAFÉ & CAKERY
112. E Kirkwood Ave.; bluboychocolate.com
• Chocolate cupcakes (a favorite of employees at the Buskirk-Chumley
Theater)
• Hot chocolate (a favorite of Jacqui Bauer, Local First
Bloomington)
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BLUELINE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
224 N. College Ave.; bluelinestyle.com
• Photography for families and weddings
• Paintings and photographs by local artists from the Blueline art gallery
BOOK CORNER
100 N. Walnut St.
• Rachel Peden’s Speak to the Earth, republished by the IU Press with
foreword by Scott Russell Sanders (a favorite of Nancy Hiller, NR
Hiller Design)
• Jigsaw puzzles (a favorite of Marc Tschida, Press Puzzles)
• Necco candy, magazines, and books (favorites of Nancy Hiller)
BOXCAR BOOKS
408 E. 6th St.; boxcarbooks.org
• Check out some of our local authors and zinesters!
• The Stuff of Song: a zine collection of essays about songs, written by
local writers
• Media Interventions by Kevin Howley
• Stunned Lungs poetry chapbook by Tara J.
• A “free-rack” bursting at the seams with great reads!
• Lynda Barry Books (a favorite of Una Winterman, Local First
Bloomington founder)
THE BRIAR AND THE BURLEY
101 W. Kirkwood Ave. #100; briarburley.com
• The selection of unique pens and men’s bags (a favorite of Cory
Burger, Monroe County History Center)
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BUSKIRK-CHUMLEY THEATER
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.; buskirkchumley.org
• Variety of Bloomington t-shirts
• Note cards and magnets featuring the historic Indiana marquee
• Wooden puzzles and postcards of local scenes
• Gift certificates redeemable for BCT events, off-site events, and
merchandise
BUTLER WINERY
1022 N College Ave.; butlerwinery.com
• Wines – “I love drinking them and using them in Quilter’s Comfort’s
Wine Jellies!” – Patricia Coleman, Patricia’s Wellness Arts Café
& Quilter’s Comfort Teas
BY HAND GALLERY
101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite #109; byhandgallery.com
• Hand made gold and silver jewelry
• Scarves of woven chenille and
hand dyed silk
• Functional and decorative hand made
pottery
• Fine crafted wood items
• Hand knitted clothing
• “By Hand Gallery offers a truly exquisite
collection of local handmade arts and crafts.
The go-to place for me for gift giving.”
–Kathy Smith, Creating Harmony
• Beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments (a favorite of Don
Galligher, Revolution Bike & Bean)
• Pottery by Marci Neiditz (a favorite of Talia Halliday, Gathering:
handmade pop-up shop)
• Posters by Collective Press (a favorite of Talia Halliday)
• Handmade silk scarves (a favorite of Jacqui Bauer, Local First
Bloomington)
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CACTUS FLOWER
322 E. Kirkwood Ave. #202; cactusflowerclothing.com
• Free People tops (favorite of Mary Ann Gingles, Yarns Unlimited)
CARDINAL SPIRITS
922 S. Morton St.; cardinalspirits.com
• The Perfect Whiskey Glass: These tulipshaped whiskey glasses best express the
nose and taste of a fine whiskey. These are
the glasses we will use in our tasting room.
• Cocktail Kit: Everything you’ll need to get
started with home mixology, including
a few classic cocktail recipes. Includes
a shaker, cocktail strainer, bar spoon, 4
cocktail glasses, 4 steel drinking straws, a
turned walnut muddler, a measuring jigger,
and recipe cards. As an added bonus, each
cocktail kit comes with an Cardinal Spirits
t-shirt that is made in the US.
CARDINAL STAGE COMPANY
900 S. Walnut St.; cardinalstage.org
• The mission of Cardinal Stage Company is to advance professional
theatre in Bloomington. We aim to cultivate a lifelong passion for the
stage by offering diverse, high quality productions in tandem with
outreach and educational initiatives that contribute to the cultural and
economic vibrancy of South-Central Indiana.
• Gift certificate to the holiday show (a favorite of Marc Tschida,
Press Puzzles)
THE CHILE WOMAN
1704 S. Weimer Road; thechilewoman.com
• “Love her chile peppers, plants, tomatillos, and her pet llama, Petey!”
— David Martin, David Martin Design
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THE COLLECTIVE PRESS
I-Fell Building, 415 W. 4th St.; thecollectivepress.com
• Prints and cards (favorites of Talia Halliday, Conduit Press)
THE COMEDY ATTIC
123 S. Walnut St. (upstairs); comedyattic.com
• Named One of Ten Best Comedy Clubs in the Country in the January 11
issue of USA Today
• Tickets to a comedy show (a favorite of Jared Cheek, Landlocked
Music)
CONDUIT PRESS
conduit-press.com
• Hollow book safe with
flask (favorite of Sheryl
Woodhouse-Keese)
• “Conduit Press’ amazing book
safes - who hasn’t wanted to
hide a flask, water gun or their
mementos in a book?” —Sandy
Baker, Mythdemeanor
• Hollow book bases for eReaders (holds Kindle and Nook)
• Book clocks
• Book lamps
• Refillable leather journals w/ embroidery
• Book clutch
CREATING HARMONY
creatingharmonyllc.com
• Gift certificates starting at $10
• Every year Creating Harmony donates 20% of each Internet sale made
during the month of December to Heifer International, an organization
that helps people move toward self-reliance.
• Unscented Ivory Shea Butter (a favorite of Patricia Coleman,
Patricia’s Wellness Arts Café)
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DEESUM DESIGNS
deesumdesigns.com
• handcrafted sterling silver jewelry with a flare toward nature (a favorite
of Jim Halliday, Gathering: handmade pop-up shop)
DISCOUNT BLINDS AND VERTICALS
3910 S. Walnut St.; blindsandverticals.com
• “I love working with the folks at Discount Blinds and Verticals. They
really know their business and have a real flare for design to help with
choices.” – Kathy Smith, Creating Harmony, LLC
EARTH AND WIND CREATIONS
earthandwindcreations.com
• “My friend Sandi Kidwell makes awesome homemade soap, sold online
and at Sahara Mart. These are really good gifts for my mom and
sisters.” — Josh Bennett, IU Library Student and IU Employee
ELEGANT OPTIONS ANTIQUE & DESIGN GALLERY
4741 E. State Road 46
• Knit scarves (a favorite of Diane Ballard, Monroe County History
Center)
EQUILIBRIUM THAI MASSAGE & YOGA THERAPY
equilibriumassage.com
• Traditional Thai massage, stretching, acupressure, structural
alignment, range of motion, joint mobilization
• Yoga therapy, specializing in disability, rehabilitation, neurological
conditions. Customized programs, in-home therapy sessions, clinical
referrals
• Cupping therapy, Thai-style fire cupping & flash cupping
• Therapeutic yoga classes and specialized yoga therapy classes including
yoga for MS and yoga for cancer. Private instruction in Hatha yoga and
Thai yoga (Reusi Dat Ton)
• Traditional Thai massage training and yoga therapy training
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FARMER HOUSE MUSEUM
529 N. College Ave.
• The Farmer House museum is a non-profit museum located in
Bloomington, Indiana. We are dedicated to remembering and
interpreting everyday in life in Bloomington, Indiana, in the early to
mid-20th Century.
• “Old-fashioned cards and great things to look at!” – Patricia
Coleman, Patricia’s Wellness Arts Café & Quilter’s Comfort
Teas
FEAST BAKERY CAFE
581 E. Hillside Drive; feastcateringonline.com
• Gift certificate to buy their delicious tamales (a favorite of Don
Galligher, Revolution Bike & Bean)
FRIENDS OF ART BOOKSHOP
1201 E. 7th, Fine Arts Building, IU Campus
fa.indiana.edu/foart
• Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves
for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch
or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful,
thought-provoking works of art. “Art Made from Books” is the
definitive guide to this compelling art form, and a great gift for those
with a soft spot for art and books.
• Koi Water Colors Pocket Sketch Box - a
beautiful and handy travel watercolor
kit. Pair it with a decadent Moleskine
watercolor sketchbook for a special gift!
• Unique jewelry and textiles made by IU Fine
Art Students - including silkscreened tote bags
and pouches made by the IU Textiles Artist
Assembly and Bling Jewelry made by the IU
Metals Guild.
• Nikki McClure’s 2014 ‘Home’ calendar
• Sibley Backyard Birding Postcards
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FULL MOON MILK SOAPS
fullmoonmilksoaps.com
• Felted Milk Soaps (favorite of Kathy Smith of Creating Harmony)
• Full Moon Milk Soaps at Bloomingfoods (a favorite of Marci Hughes
of Friends of Art Bookshop)
• Our felted milk soaps make colorful and unique gifts and are some of
our most popular items. The felt shrinks with the soap for a built-in
scrubbie! We offer over twenty varieties of all natural milk soaps
(and one vegan soap) with Juniper Berry, Pumpkin & Nutmeg,
Cardamom Cafe, and Chocolate Rose soaps inspired by the fall and
winter months.
GALLERY 406
116 W. 6th St.; spectrumstudioinc.com
• Framed photographic prints by Kendall Reeves. My current favorites
are from A Home of Her Own: a funky old stove on author Jane
Powell’s front porch in Oakland, California; a vintage kitchen vignette
in Edith Sarra’s home near Gosport; still life in an old bathroom; a
mind-bending view of intersecting planes in a Chicago loft designed
by architect Jeanne Gang. (favorites from Nancy Hiller, NR Hiller
Design)
THE GAME PRESERVE
101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Ste. 117; gamepreserve.com
• Selling hand-picked games since 1980, including puzzles of many
varieties (a favorite of Marc Tschida, Press Puzzles)
GATHERING: HANDMADE POP-UP SHOP
Fountain Square Mall, Suite 125; bloomingtongathering.wordpress.com
• Sadly Harmless Prints
• Lit Knits hats, scarves and gloves
(a favorite of Talia Halliday,
Bloomington Handmade Market)
• Soapy Soap Company handmade soap
(a favorite of Talia Halliday)
• Bearmojo monster bags
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GATHERING, CONTINUED
• Tactile Melodies Constellation necklaces
• Conduit Press products (a favorite of Talia Halliday)
• Old Tobacco Road hand-crafted bags from recycled Army/Navy
materials (a favorite of Talia Halliday)
• Starsprinkle Supercollider prints and jewelry (a favorite of Jim
Halliday, Bloomington Handmade Market)
• Vincent Desjardin illustrations (a favorite of Jim Halliday)
GOODS FOR COOKS
(Find more Goods for Cooks ideas in the Food & Beverage section)
115 N. College, Suite 117; goodsforcooks.com
• Unique kitchen accessories (a favorite of Diane Ballard, Monroe
County History Center & Ruth Conway, By Hand Gallery)
• Swiss Diamond Cookware (a favorite of Paul T. Ash, U.S.Post
Office Retiree and McDoel Gardens Resident)
• Cookie cutters and anything else for the kitchen (a favorite of Jason
Evans Groth, Monroe County Public Library “It’s Your
Money” project librarian)
• Teapots (a favorite of Marci Hughes, Friends of Art Bookshop)
THE GREEN NURSERY
509 E. Hillside Dr. Suite #103; thegreennursery.com
• Bamboo Hape Toys
• Sophie the Giraffe
• Pip and Bean Capes (a favorite of
Talia Halliday, Conduit Press)
• Moulin Roty Dolls
• Chewbeads Teething Jewelry
• bumGenius diapers
• Wooden Plan Toys: Rocking Horse,
Farm Playset, Barn, Trains
• Skuut Wooden Balance Bikes
• Green Toys (made in the USA out of
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recycled milk jugs): School Bus, Fire Truck, Stacking Cups
• Opposite of Far masks (a favorite of Talia Halliday)
• Soapy Soap Company goods (a favorite of Talia Halliday)
GREETINGS
429 E. Kirkwood Ave.
• A small store that sells many items (a favorite of Susan Bright,
Nick’s English Hut)
HIDDEN CLOSET
109 E. Kirkwood Ave.
• Hand-tooled leather bag (a favorite of Mary Ann Gingles, Yarns
Unlimited)
• Cool clothes (a favorite of Ruth Conway, By Hand Gallery)
• Beautiful new and vintage dresses (a favorite of Marci Hughes,
Friends of Art Bookshop)
• Unique gifts (favorites of Jaia Stidd, Sole Sensations)
HOWARD’S BOOKSTORE
101 W Kirkwood Ave., #116
• “So Cold the River” by Michael Kortya. This mystery explores West
Baden Springs back in its heydey of gambling, mob activity, and of
course murder. (a favorite of Maggie Sullivan, CSL, LLG, LIFE
Farms)
• Books (a favorite of Ruth Conway, By Hand Gallery)
KAREN KNIGHT
[email protected],
812.361.3601
• Hula Hoops for happiness and fitness
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LANDLOCKED MUSIC
202 N. Walnut St., landlockedmusic.com
Gift ideas for music lovers that you are scared to buy music for:
• Turntable: nothing beats the sound
of those old (and new) records
(a favorite of Alison Zook, A.Z.
Vintage)
• Portable turntable also available.
• Accessories: new needles, cleaning
brushes, storage boxes, slipmats, record
crates.
• Headphones: many styles to choose from.
• Landlocked tote bag full of LPs - new or used vinyl, just the right size!
• New Music: recent releases from Arcade Fire, Pearl Jam, Of Montreal,
Sleigh Bells, Avett Brothers, Paul McCartney, The Head & the Heart,
Lily & Madeleine, Bright Eyes, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Willie
Nelson, Midlake, Dave Van Ronk, Johnny Cash and Slayer LP reissues.
• “Tapes and tapes!” – Samuel Sveen, UEL ZING Coffee
THE LAUGHING PLANET CAFÉ
(find more Laughing Planet Ideas in the Food & Beverages Section)
322 E. Kirkwood Ave.; thelaughingplanetcafe.com
• Laughing Planet T-Shirts—new and very cool design!
• Gifted burritos (a favorite of Don Galligher, Revolution Bike &
Bean)
LENNIE’S
1795 E. 10th St.; lenniesgourmetpizza.com
• Purchase $100 in Lennie’s gift cards and receive a free $20 gift card!
Offer valid 11/29/13-12/23/13.
MARDON SALON & SPA
124 E. Kirkwood Ave.; mardonsalon.com
• Haircuts (a favorite of Jaia Stidd, Sole Sensations)
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MELODY MUSIC SHOP
402 W. 6th St., melodymusicshop.com
• Yamaha classical guitars
• Musical holiday ornaments
• Christmas sheet music
• Tama drumsets
• Ibanez Jumpstart electric guitar/amp packs
• Drum heads & sticks (favorite of Tyler Damon, Landlocked Music)
MODA INDUSTRIA
modaindustria.com
• MOD Classics Collage Clock (aluminum cut with a waterjet) (a favorite
of Una Winterman, founder of Local First Bloomington)
• Web Cuff bracelets (leather cut with waterjet) (a favorite of Una
Winterman)
MONROE COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM STORE
202 E. 6th St.; monroehistory.org
• Pioneer bonnet and toys (a favorite of Maggie Sullivan,
CSL, LLG, LIFE Farms)
• assortment of fun books about Indiana including recipes, stories from
local authors, and snippets of local history (a favorite of Maggie
Sullivan)
• Clay City Pottery pieces
• Books written by local authors, Rachel Peden, Michael Shelden, Bob
Hammel, Nancy Hiller and many more!
• Historic remakes of children’s toys and books
• Historic Places and Scenes in a custom woven coverlet, choice of Blue,
Green or Red, bargain at $30
• “Best of Indiana” Gift Baskets at different price levels to meet
everyone’s budget
• 2nd hand books and films in the lobby (a favorite of Jane Walter,
Spanish/English Interpreter)
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MYTHDEMEANOR
mythdemeanor.com, crescentwench.etsy.com
• Free delivery to Bloomington residents with the code “Shoplocal” on our
webpage.
• T-shirts featuring science legends Tesla or Oppenheimer
• Funky upcycled neckties in a variety of designs
• Handmade convertible bustle skirts
• Printed suit jackets for men and women
• Custom clothing and corsets in a variety of styles
NR HILLER DESIGN
3450 S. Garrison Chapel Rd.; nrhillerdesign.com
• “I love the craftswomanship of
NR Hiller.” —Alison Zook,
A.Z. Vintage
• Cabinetry (a favorite of Paul
T. Ash, U.S.Post Office
Retiree and McDoel Gardens
Resident)
• Commission a piece of custom
furniture made with local wood
for someone special!
NICK’S ENGLISH HUT
(Find more Nick’s ideas in the Food & Beverage section)
423 E. Kirkwood Ave.; nicksenglishhut.com
• Being open to serve YOU
• Great Service
• Great Food
• Great Drinks
• Nick’s Apparel
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O’CHILD BOUTIQUE
AILIL
RERETTA
101 W. Kirkwood Ave., #108; ochildboutique.com
• Tutu dress-up skirts (a favorite of Georg’ann, Chelsea, and Joy,
Bloomington Area Birth Services)
OLIVER WINERY
(Find more Oliver ideas in the Food & Beverage section)
8024 N. State Road 37 and 105 N. College Ave.; oliverwinery.com
• Gift Cards – the perfect solution for those who are hard to shop for
• Rachel Henry Designs: puzzles for young children (also available at
rachelhenrydesigns.com) (a favorite of Carey Beam, Bloomington
resident)
• Bella Bella Art Trivet, “gift for the perfect holiday hostess” (a favorite of
Lisa Simmons, Indiana University)
• Pottery from local artists Susan Snyder, Kristin Busch, and Amanda
Weigl
• “A great zinny Zinfandel.” – Samuel Sveen, UEL ZING Coffee
• Sangria (favorite of Jaia Stidd, Sole Sensations)
OPPORTUNITY HOUSE
907 W. 11th St., mcum.org
• Opportunity House is a non-profit resale shop that has been serving
Monroe County since 1968.
• Unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list, from gently used
practical items to one-of-a-kind objets d’art
• Clothing for every holiday event, from formal dresses to cozy sweaters
• Holiday decorations, cards, and wrapping
THE OWLERY RESTAURANT
118 W 6th St.; theowleryrestaurant.com
• Vegetarian dinner (a favorite of Jason Nickey, Landlocked Music)
• “Some of the best salads in town!” – Sally Meyer, Local First
Bloomington
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PATRICIA’S WELLNESS ARTS CAFÉ & QUILTER’S COMFORT TEAS
725 W. Kirkwood Ave., hartrock.net
• Quilter’s Comfort certified organic loose leaf teas, herbal jelly, coffee
jelly, wine jelly, beer jelly
• Meditation Cushions by Ichiyo (One Leaf) Dharma Supplies
• Locally created arts, crafts, cards, wool hats, art clothing, classes
• Gift cards
• Reiki, Reconnective Healing, Ho’oponopono, Aura Balancing, Creative
Arts Play, Reiki Attunements
PLAYER’S PUB
424 S. Walnut St., theplayerspub.com
• “A gift of music every night from really talented musicians and
welcoming to young musicians hoping to play with the oldies.”
—­Patricia Coleman, Patricia’s Wellness Arts Café & Quilter’s
Comfort Tea
PRESS PUZZLES
presspuzzles.com
• Locally crafted Bloomington-themed wooden jigsaw puzzles.
• Performing arts, visual arts and sights of Bloomington themed puzzles.
PYGMALIONS ART SUPPLIES
108 N. Grant St.; www.pygmalions.com
• Bookmaking supplies like paper, bookboard, thread and decorative
paper (a favorite of Marcella Hughes, Friends of Art Bookshop)
• Skink Tail Blue custom color (a favorite of Samuel Sveen, UEL
ZING Coffee)
RACHAEL’S CAFÉ
300 E. 3rd St.; rachaelscafe.com
• A friendly, inclusive, peaceful atmosphere for all
• A favorite of Patricia Coleman, Patricia’s Wellness Arts Café &
Quilter’s Comfort Teas
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THE RAIL
825 N. Walnut St., therailcocktail.com
• Expertly crafted cocktails and delicious small plates (a favorite of Rick
Dietz, Cardinal Spirits)
• Lovely, historic atmosphere, great food and drinks (a favorite of Sally
Meyer, Local First Bloomington)
• “Anything and everything. Whatever is on special is going to be great.”
—Adam Quirk, Cardinal Spirits
RAINBOW BAKERY
201 S. Rogers St.; rainbowbakery.net
• Bloomington’s first all-vegan bakery
• Twin Peaks donuts (a favorite of Samuel Sveen, UEL ZING Coffee)
RCV ROOFING
3957 W. Norway Ct.; rcvroofing.com
• Roof replacement and repair
• Gutters and siding
• Roof & siding cleaning
RCV HOME INSPECTION SERVICES
rcvhomeinspections.com
• Real estate home inspections
• Pr-inspections
• Certified home inspections
REBECCA AND ME
333 S. Lincoln St.
• Earrings/scarves and other lovely things (a favorite of Abby Noroozi,
The Green Nursery)
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RELISH
204 N. Morton St.; relishbloomington.com
• Pair of shoes (a favorite of Mary Ann Gingles, Yarns Unlimited)
• Clothing or jewelry (a favorite of Nancy Hiller from NR Hiller
Design)
• Unique home furnishings (a favorite of Susan Bright, Nick’s
English Hut)
• Martini glasses, drinking glasses (favorites of Jacqui Bauer, Local
First Bloomington)
REVOLUTION BIKE AND BEAN
401 E. 10th St.; revolutionbikeandbean.com
• Kid’s bikes (“They’re awesome!” —Sarah Stup, Finelight)
• Revolution t-shirts to go with the bikes (a favorite of Sarah Stup)
• “Espresso shots, black as bike grease.” —Samuel Sveen, UEL ZING
Coffee
RUNCIBLE SPOON
412 E. 6th St.; runciblespoonrestaurant.com
• A cozy hideaway to enjoy a quality meal or a fine cup of coffee
• “I love their certified organic, fair trade locally roasted coffee. This
is the coffee for my Coffee Jelly!” –Patricia Coleman, Patricia’s
Wellness Arts Café & Quilter’s Comfort Teas
SADLY HARMLESS
I-fell Building, 415 W. 4th St.; sadlyharmless.com, sadlyharmless.etsy.com
• Affirmation Shadow Boxes - $20 (a favorite of Talia Halliday,
Conduit Press)
• Calendars
• “Traveling Circus” print
• Polar bear pendant
• Limited edition printed shadow boxes (a favorite of Talia Halliday)
• Animal Affirmations series
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SMITH’S SPORT & SHOE
1917 S. Walnut St., smithsshoecenter.com
• Smart Wool Socks (favorite of Abby Noroozi, The Green Nursery)
• Shoes (a favorite of Liz Sanders, Village Deli, Soma Coffee, and
Laughing Planet)
SOAPY SOAP COMPANY
300 W. Hillside Dr.; soapysoapcompany.com
• $25 and $50 gift certificates
• 3, 5, and 8 bar gift baskets
• Create a customized soap
• Our products are 100% Non-GMO
• All ingredients are plant derived;
none of our ingredients are derived
from animals or animal products
such as goat’s/cow’s milk, beeswax,
or honey.
SOLE SENSATIONS
414 S. College Ave.; solesensations.com
• Smartwool Socks: Like the scroll of the
mountain landscape, this sock offers beauty
made in the mountains.
• Goodhew Socks: These high performance
fibers boast natural benefits including moisture
management, odor control, and thermoregulation
properties, keeping you warmer in the winter and
cooler in the summer.
• Halflinger Slippers: Perfect for those days of
relaxation, these slippers are the perfect mix of
fun and comfort.
• Orthaheel Footwear: Invented by leading
Australian podiatrist, Phillip Vasyli, this shoe
features biomechanical orthotic technology that
supports your feet and helps realign the lower
legs, reducing over-pronation and associated
aches and pains.
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SOMA COFFEEHOUSE
(Find more Soma ideas in the Food & Beverage Section)
322 E. Kirkwood Ave. and 1400 E. 3rd St.; iheartsoma.com
• SOMA coffee ceramic mugs
• SOMA coffee tumblers
• SOMA T-shirts
• SOMA gift cards
SPECTRUM STUDIO
116 W. 6th St. Suite 110, spectrumstudioinc.com
• Art prints (a favorite of Nancy Hiller, NR Hiller Design)
T&T PET SUPPLY
2375 ½ S. Walnut St.
• “We love T&T for dog food and special treats. They carry Merrick wet food
and we always get ‘Thanksgiving Dinner’ and ‘Christmas dinner’ at the
holidays.” —Elizabeth Williamson, Indiana University Foundation
TIME FLIES ANTIQUE SHOP
725 W. Kirkwood Ave.
• Statues (a favorite of Patricia Coleman of Patricia’ Wellness Arts
Cafe & Quilter’s Comfort Teas)
TWISTED LIMB PAPERWORKS
twistedlimbpaper.com
• Beer Paper Cards, made with recycled paper and spent barley from
brewing Upland Beer! Set of four cards: wheat, pilsner, amber, and
porter for $20 (a favorite of Paul T. Ash, U.S.Post Office Retiree
and McDoel Gardens Resident)
• Handmade Paper Cards, two sets of six cards each
• Handmade Paper Cards with Stitched Handmade Envelopes, set of
four
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UEL ZING
117 W. 6th St., uelzing.com
• $10 ZING Drink Pack: 3 coffees (hot or iced), 3 ZING bolt stickers
• $20 ZING Up the Ante: 1 pint zing CONK, 1 lb. ZING blend whole
bean, 3 stickers
• $30 ZING Me Up, Uel!: 1 quart zing CONK, choice of ZING shirt, 3
stickers
• “Sam sells great cold-brewed iced coffee by the cup, or buy a bottle of
his potent cold-brewed concentrate and mix your own iced coffees at
home.” —Adam Quirk, Cardinal Spirits
UPLAND BREWERY
350 W. 11th St. and 4060 Profile Parkway, uplandbeer.com
• Upland growler and growler
coozie
• Upland T-shirt
• Upland logo pint glass or
Frankfort mug
• Upland baseball hat
• Growler of Winter Warmer
(a favorite of Heath Byers,
Landlocked Music)
THE VENUE
114 S. Grant St.; thevenuebloomington.com
• Art glass by Anne Ryan Miller, anneryanmillerglassstudio.com (a
favorite of Nancy Hiller, NR Hiller Desgin)
• Cathy Barton Art (a favorite of Patricia Coleman, Patricia’s
Wellness Arts Café)
• “Pride of Lion, Knot of Toads” beautifully illustrated children’s book
from Bonnie Gordon Lucas, available through her Etsy store, etsy.com/
shop/MyBonnieDesigns (a favorite of Maggie Sullivan, CSL, LLG,
LIFE Farms)
• Mikey Newins jewelry (a favorite of Mia Beach, Bloomington
Handmade Market and Paper Crane Gallery)
• Avi Katz prints (a favorite of Marc Tschida, Press Puzzles)
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THE VENUE, CONTINUED
• Charm House jewelry (a favorite of Talia Halliday, Gathering:
handmade pop-up shop)
• Cards by Joanne Shank (a favorite of Talia Halliday)
VICTOR SETTLE JEWELERY
403 S. College Ave.; settlejewelry.com
• “I love them for their fantastic customer service. They are not
pretentious at all and work with you on something that fits your
budget.” —Elizabeth Williamson, Indiana University
Foundation
• Precious stones (a favorite of Jaia Stidd of Sole Sensations)
THE VILLAGE DELI
409 E. Kirkwood Ave.; villagedeli.biz
• Village Deli T-shirts
• Village Deli gift cards
• Pubs of Bloomington posters
WHITE RIVER CO-OP
1305 W. Bloomfield Rd.
• Mittens (a favorite of Sarah Stup, Finelight)
WONDERLAB MUSEUM GIFT STORE
308 W. 4th St.; wonderlab.org
• 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)
• Mini moody faces for stocking stuffers (a favorite of Carey Beam)
• Educational games for children (favorite of Don Galligher,
Revolution Bike & Bean)
• Science gifts and experiments for big kids (a favorite of Abby
Noroozi, The Green Nursery)
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YARNS UNLIMITED
115 S. Walnut St., Suite A, yarnsunlimited.com
• Knitting needles and beautiful handspun
yarn (favorite of
Marcella Hughes, Friends of
Art Bookshop)
• Brightly Colored Locally-Dyed Bamboo Yarn,
gift for the knitter/crocheter (favorite of Lisa
Simmons,
Indiana University)
• Namaste Cruelty-Free Bags
• Harmony Knitting Needle Sets - made
of laminated wood with variegated design
• Handcrafted Fine Art Necklaces
ADDITIONAL
MEMBERS
Amity Montessori School, 401 E. Allen St., amitymontessorischool.com
Ann Schertz Photography, annschertz.com
Baugh Enterprises, 1611 S. Rogers St., baughenterprises.com
Bloom Magazine, 414 W. 6th St., magbloom.com
Brinegar Eye Care, 4001 E. 3rd St. Suite 8, brinegareyecare.com
Chartreuse by Annie, 104 E. Kirkwood Ave. #106, chartreusebyannie.com
City of Bloomington, bloomington.in.gov
The Dance Circus, 101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 124, thedancecircus.com
David Martin Design, 2112 S. Susie St., davidmartindesign.com
Easy Go Lawn Care, 5929 W. Koontz Rd.
FARMbloomington, 108 E. Kirkwood Ave., farm-bloomington.com
Found, 804 W. Kirkwood Ave.
Gallagher Properties, 107 N. College Ave. Suite 1
Jaclyn The Clutter Wrangler, 300 S. Fairview St., clutterwrangler.com
Jeanne Walters Real Estate, 107 E. 6th St., jeannewalters.com
Michael’s Uptown Café, 102 E. Kirkwood Ave., the-uptown.com
Middle Way House, Inc., P.O. Box 95, middlewayhouse.org
Mr. Copy, 501 E. 10th St., copysales.com
Nelson’s Furniture Restoration, 6573 S. Old S.R. 37, nelsonsrestoration.com
Olympus Properties, 2620 N. Walnut St. Suite 1000, olympusproperties.com
Prime Source Office Products, 840 W 17th Street, Suite 9, primesourceop.com
The Ryder Magazine, 504 W. 4th St., theryder.com
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BLOOMINGFOODS
(Find more Bloomingfoods ideas in the Retail section)
Near West: 316 W. 6th; East: 3220 E. 3rd St.; Downtown: 419 E.
Kirkwood Ave.; Ivy Tech: 200 Daniels Way, Rm C133; Elm Heights: 614 E.
2nd St.; bloomingfoods.coop
• Chocolove Almonds and Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate (a favorite of Una
Winterman, founder of Local First Bloomington)
• Local Honey, Hunters Honey Farm (a favorite of Michelle
Giansante, Melody Music Shop)
• Pounds of Bloomington Coffee Roasters Mexico Light Roast (a favorite
of Jason Evans Groth, Monroe County Public Library)
• Dillman Farms Cherry Butter and Strawberry Rhubarb Jam (a favorite
of Una Winterman)
• Trader’s Point chocolate milk (a favorite of Michelle Hartz, Baugh
Enterprises)
BLOOMINGTON BREWING COMPANY
1795 E. 10th St., bbcbloomington.com
• A growler of Ruby Bloom Amber (a favorite of Jeff Wuslich,
Cardinal Spirits)
BLOOMINGTON WINTER FARMER’S MARKET
909 E. 2nd St., Saturdays Dec.-Mar.
• Pastured meats from Schacht Farm (a favorite of Michelle
Giansante, Melody Music Shop)
BUTLER WINERY
6200 E. Robinson Rd.; butlerwinery.com
• Wines and wine jelly (a favorite of Patricia Coleman of Patricia’s
Wellness Arts Cafe & Quilter’s Comfort Teas)
• “This is where I buy wine supplies—carboys, yeast, corks, and the
supplies needed to make wine to drink and give as gifts.” —Josh
Bennett, IU Library Student and IU Employee
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THE CHILE WOMAN
FOOD/BEV
1704 S. Weimer Rd.; thechilewoman.com
• Chile pepper ristras (hanging strands of chiles)
• Chile powder packets make great stocking stuffer
GOODS FOR COOKS
(Find more Goods for Cooks ideas in the Retail section)
115 N. College, Suite 117; goodsforcooks.com
• Specialty vinegars (a favorite of Michael Simmons, Free
University of Monroe County)
THE LAUGHING PLANET CAFÉ
(find more Laughing Planet Ideas in the Retail Section)
322 E. Kirkwood Ave.; thelaughingplanetcafe.com
• Laughing Planet salsa--8oz and 16oz--perfect for holiday parties
MUSGRAVE ORCHARD APPLE HOUSE
8820 N. Old State Road 37
• “They sell awesome apple cider (along with a lot of other things), but I
use their cider to make Cyser (mead).” —Josh Bennett, IU Library
Student and IU Employee
NICK’S ENGLISH HUT
(more Nick’s ideas are in the Retail section)
423 E. Kirkwood Ave.; nicksenglishhut.com
• Nick’s Hot Sauce
THE OWLERY
118 W. 6th St.; theowleryrestaurant.com
• “Sunday brunch at the Owlery!” (a favorite of Taylor Dean of
Boxcar Books and Ann Marie Neeley Burkhart of BABs)
OLIVER WINERY
(more Oliver ideas are in the Retail section)
8024 N. State Road 37 and 105 N. College Ave.; oliverwinery.com
• Creekbend Vineyard Estate Bottled Wines – locally grown and bottled
right here in Monroe County. Stop in and pick up a bottle of our
2010 Vidal Blanc Sparkling Wine, hand-produced in the traditional
Champagne method.
• Gourmet Wine and Food Gift Baskets & Boxes – Unique selections,
wrapped and ready for giving. Available at the main tasting room or
downtown.
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ONE WORLD CATERING AND EVENTS
2234 W. Industrial Park Drive; oneworldcateringandevents.com
• “Any sweet treat, especially their strawberry cupcakes!” (a favorite of
Jessika Hane, Oliver Winery)
RACHAEL’S CAFÉ
300 E. 3rd St.; rachaelscafe.com
• Cup of Chamomile w/ Honey, “gift to me while out shopping for
everybody else” (a favorite of Lisa Simmons, Indiana University)
SOMA COFFEEHOUSE
(Find more Soma ideas in the Retail Section)
322 E. Kirkwood Ave. and 1400 E. 3rd St.; iheartsoma.com
• ¼ lb. holiday gift pack: Comprised of all FTO coffees including a
Holiday Blend, an Indonesian, a Central American and an African
Blend.
STRANGER’S HILL ORGANICS
strangershillorganics.com
• CSA Membership, Full Share (for 3-5 people) or Half Share (for 1-2
people)
SWEET CLAIRE
309 E. 3rd St., sweetclaire.com
• Gourmet pastries (a favorite of Michael Simmons, Free University of
Monroe County)
UPLAND BREWERY
350 W. 11th St. and 4060 Profile Parkway; uplandbeer.com
• Growler full of Dragonfly IPA (a favorite of David Martin, David
Martin Design)
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THE BISHOP
123 S. Walnut St.; thebishopbar.com
• Advance issue concert tickets, order online
BLOOMINGTON COOKING SCHOOL
114 N. College, www.bloomingtoncookingschool.com
• Gift certicates (Classes range from $45 - $54, though any amount is
acceptable.)
BLOOMINGTON PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT
107 W. 9th St.; newplays.org
• Season Tickets (a favorite of Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese)
ISU THE MAY AGENCY
Corner of 17th & Walnut, mayagency.com
• Prepay your loved one’s insurance premium for an unexpected and
thoughtful gift.
• Provide your child with peace of mind by getting super inexpensive
insurance for them as a kid – they can keep it cheap forever.
PANACHE SCHOOL OF BALLROOM AND SOCIAL DANCE
325 E. Winslow Rd.; panachedance.com
• “I’ve never not had a blast at a Panache class and they offer gift
certificates so you can take a class with your special someone or
pass on the gift of super-fun exercise.” (a favorite of Sandy Baker,
Mythdemeanor)
• 30 Day Unlimited Pass. 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. This pass can be used on any group dance class series
or drop-in class here at our studio.
• 30-Minute Private Dance Lesson - Free! Learn dance in a one-on-one
format from a professional instructor for FREE!
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RITABLE DONATIONS
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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 these nonprofits:
BLOOMINGTON AREA BIRTH SERVICES
2458 S. Walnut St.; bloomingtonbirth.org
• BABS improves the health and lives of mothers and babies by
improving birth outcomes, increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates,
supporting parents with mood and anxiety disorders, providing new
families with education and resources, and offering a gathering place
for mutual support. Support this organization by giving any amount on
their website (paypal) or via mail.
BLOOMINGTON PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT
107 W. 9th St.; newplays.org
• The BPP provides opportunities for development, education, and
production for promising and established writers and theatre artists in
a professional environment. You can support the BPP by volunteering
your time or donating in any amount to their annual campaign or in
larger increments for their Rainy Day Fund.
BOXCAR BOOKS
408 E. 6th St., boxcarbooks.org
• Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc. is a volunteer powered,
non-profit organization that exists to provide new and used books,
zines, magazines, and comics on topics of social justice, independent
media, and fiction for the community; send literature of all types free of
charge to prisoners in the Midwest; and to provide a meeting space for
community and literary groups. Pay $10 or more to become a Friend
and get 10% off all your books for life, with an additional 10% off the
Sections of the Month! Email [email protected] or stop by.
BUSKIRK-CHUMLEY THEATER
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.; buskirkchumley.org
• Donations can be made at the BCT Box Office or at buskirkchumley.
org. Local financial support is essential to your community theater.
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CHARITY
• Your donations will help keep the Indiana marquee blinking, allow
local artists to access this historic venue, and bring nationally- known
performers to our community.
CARDINAL STAGE COMPANY
cardinalstage.org
• Founded in 2006, Cardinal Stage Company began with an ambitious
goal: to establish a professional regional theatre in Bloomington.
Cardinal Stage Company relies on the generosity of individual
donors, businesses, and foundations to present top quality theatrical
productions and to provide outreach and educational opportunities
in an effort to cultivate a lifelong passion for the arts in audiences of
diverse ages, cultures and economic backgrounds. Create a meaningful
donation to inspire and support programming.
CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING
simplycsl.org
• Join at the Individual level for $20 or Family level for $25. You
can also contribute at any amount to help sustain this important
organization that generates fiscal sponsorship for many of your other
favorite local organizations.
COMMUNITY JUSTICE AND MEDIATION CENTER
cjam.org
• CJAM promotes a civil and just community through mediation,
education, and restorative justice.
CREATING HARMONY, LLC
harmonyscents.com
• Creating Harmony, LLC is not a nonprofit, but they do have a Pay
It Forward Program that encourages charitable giving. Creating
Harmony offers selected items that are available at no charge. The only
requirement is that the customers receiving these products agree to do
something of equal value for whatever cause or good they believe in.
For example, for the price of a bar of soap, you can give a loaf of bread
to a local homeless person, babysit free for your neighbor or donate
clothing to a women’s shelter.
• Every year Creating Harmony donates 20% of each Internet sale made
during the month of December to Heifer International, an organization
that helps people move toward self-reliance.
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CHARITY
FRIENDS OF ART BOOKSHOP
1201 E. 7th St, Fine Arts Building Room 120, Indiana University
facebook.com/foabooks
• Profits from the Bookshop are used to fund scholarships and provide
travel and research monies for students in Indiana University’s
Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Friends of Art membership
(between $20-$500) benefits include a generous 10% discount on
almost everything in the Bookshop for an entire year - including
jewelry, gifts, and, of course, our wide array of art-related books.
LOCAL FIRST BLOOMINGTON
localfirstindiana.org
• LFB supports and celebrates local, independent business in Monroe
County and provides consumer education about how local, independent
business supplies our economy and provides all community members with
a high quality of life. Memberships available for individuals and families.
LOCAL FOOD BLOOMINGTON
greendove.net/localfood.htm
• Local Food Bloomington promotes local food and locally owned
food resources since 2001. Your contribution helps sustain this web
resource. (a favorite of Patricia Coleman, Patricia’s Wellness
Arts Café & Quilter’s Comfort Teas)
MONROE COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM
202 E. 6th St.; monroehistory.org
• Give the gift of membership this season! Your gift is 100% tax
deductible and gives all year! Members receive free admission, special
member only invites, our “Historian” newsletter 6 times a year, 10% off
in our gift shop, reduced rates for our meeting space and much more!
Membership levels start at $35.
MONROE COUNTY HUMANE ASSOCIATION
3410 S. Walnut St.; monroehumane.org
• Gift a donation in someone’s name (favorite of Paul Mui, Oliver Winery)
MOTHER HUBBARD’S CUPBOARD
1010 S. Walnut St.; mhcfoodpantry.org
• The recipient of your gift to MHC will receive a personalized card
informing them of your gift. Please provide name and mailing
information for your recipient.
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CHARITY
• Give $50: Feed a family of 4 for a week; Give $100: Sponsor a child in
the Youth Garden program for a season; Give $250: Sponsor a course
in our nutrition education series.
SYCAMORE LAND TRUST
sycamorelandtrust.org
• SLT offers a way for you to conserve your favorite properties
through outright ownership and conservation easement agreements
with private landowners. (a favorite of Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese)
THE UPDRAFT SUPPLEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT
usspkids.org
• We help low-income and foster children achieve their dream of a
higher education by awarding supplemental scholarships for one-,
two-, four-year and advanced degrees.
WFHB
wfhb.org
• WFHB, started in 1993, is a nonprofit, volunteer-powered community
radio station, depending on direct local support to pay for their
broadcast operations. Their award-winning news programming
provides an open forum for the community to explore issues and events
affecting life in south central Indiana and beyond. Become a member
starting at $60 and receive premiums such as their Lotus Live or Local
Live albums, recordings from their very own studios that you can’t get
anywhere else.
WINDFALL DANCERS
1101 N. Dunn; windfalldancers.org
• Windfall seeks to ignite a passion for dance in the community by
providing quality instruction, engaging performances, innovative
community outreach, and an environment for creative expression.
Donations to Windfall Dancers assure that dance remains a vibrant
and intricate part of Bloomington. Your contribution may be used to
sponsor dance classes for a child, purchase materials and equipment
for production of events, help maintain our beautiful, one-of-a-kind
facility, or cover costs associated with one of our outreach programs.
Every donation makes a HUGE difference. Donations start at $5.
We also encourage giving to the many other Local nonprofits.
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