REDSHOES NEWS ANNUAL GIFT GUIDE
Some of my favorite local entrepreneurs share an object or an offer they think would make a fantastic gift for someone on your holiday list. In addition, they also give props to a local person or business they swoon over. Enjoy, and happy shopping!
ANGEL BOMB DESIGN + LETTERPRESS
GREAT GIFT: The Airship, a digitally enhanced letterpress graphic novel
PRICE: Chapbook $150; deluxe hardbound, slip-cased edition $350
DETAILS: This limited edition graphic novel features modern tech fused with vintage letterpress tech. It's great for techno geeks and letterpress aficionados.
FIND IT: www.angelbomb.com and Minnesota Center for Book Arts
LOCAL CRUSH: Worker B lotions. They're local and one of my clients, and the products are amazing.
BECKY STURM, 3WAYBEAUTY
GREAT GIFT: doggystyle, a luxury dog grooming bar
PRICE: $17 for 6 oz.; $5 for 1.5 oz.
DETAILS: It's for your pooch. It's great for their skin and fur, especially for dogs with skin allergies.
FIND IT: www.3waybeauty.com/doggystyle and STYLEDLIFE
BONUS: Free shipping with a minimum $17 doggystyle purchase—in the coupon code at checkout, enter "redshoes" for the deal. You're welcome to shop the entire 3waybeauty or StormSister Spatique websites, but you must have a minimum of $17 in doggystyle products to receive free shipping. Offer good from Oct. 26-Nov. 26.
LOCAL CRUSH: The Elixery lipsticks. They are the first company to make a 100% natural lipstick that actually performs as well as non-natural lipstick.
GREAT GIFT: Framed 5 x 7 original, illustrative, pet portrait paintings
DETAILS: Email me a picture of your animal friend, along with their personality traits, and I will immortalize them! You can be as specific as you want—request a color theme, mood, or even your pet's name. If you would like to surprise yourself, I'll gift-wrap your painting so you won't be able to peek at it until later.
FIND IT: www.dcice.com, AZ Gallery, and Gallery 360
LOCAL CRUSH: AZ Gallery will have a holiday shop in December. Purchasing handmade gifts here is a great way to support local artists!
JEN SHAFFER, PAINTED FISH STUDIO
GREAT GIFT: My new art book of Polaroid photographs, titled chairs : a polaroid collection
DETAILS: Many of the Polaroid photographs of chairs were taken in St. Paul, in addition to New York, California, Amsterdam, and more!
FIND IT: It comes out in November, so you can pre-order in my Etsy shop.
BONUS: Use coupon code REDSHOES15 when ordering on Etsy for 15% off!
LOCAL CRUSH: Classic Retro @ Pete’s in St. Paul is my steady source of chair inspiration.
JULIE ANN SEGAL, METROPOLITAN INTERIORS
GREAT GIFT: Interior design consultation gift certificates
PRICE: Prices range from $125 to $165 per hour, plus applicable taxes. Price depends on specific designer.
DETAILS: These are great gifts to give to someone who has just moved into a new home or who needs to remodel or refresh their space. Design consultations could include discussing ideas for a fresh new look, paint-color selection, furniture and/or accessory rearrangement, and where and how to hang art.
FIND IT: www.metrointeriors.com, call Julie Ann at 952-920-2827, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
KAROLINE WELLS, THE ELIXERY
GREAT GIFT: "Dessa" lipstick
DETAILS: This lipstick shade is universally flattering, and was custom designed for Dessa of Doomtree by Emmy Award winning makeup artist Crist Ballas. Dessa has chosen to donate her portion of the profits to CARE, a charity that educates and empowers women in developing countries.
FIND IT: www.elixery.com
LOCAL CRUSH: Accessories by Post-. Lois and Katie are both art historians, and a great deal of care and attention goes into their designs. Not only that, they're really ethical business people, and their products are high-quality and produced locally.
LOUISE HARRIS, LHORIGINALS
GREAT GIFT: One-of-a-kind pieces made of recycled aluminum
PRICE: Prices start at $100
DETAILS: The art is created from recycled furnace filters, and all of the profits are donated.
FIND IT: www.lhoriginals.com, Three Rooms, and Paper Hat
BONUS: I would gladly offer a discount to redshoes news readers. Just mention this email when ordering from me directly.
LOCAL CRUSH: Project Success, Can Do Canines, Minnesota Justice Foundation…these are just a few of the non-profits that have received donations from my profits, because they do really fabulous things for the betterment of others.
GREAT GIFT: Commemorate the Date 2013 Wall Calendar
MEGAN MOORE, COMMEMORATE THE DATE
DETAILS: Features artwork from Commemorate the Date oil paintings. It includes the story behind each painting, and it doubles as a new piece of art to display each month.
FIND IT: www.commemoratethedate.com
BONUS: Receive 25% off of orders of two or more calendars. Just mention redshoes news when ordering.
LOCAL CRUSH: Mother Earth Gardens. They've been carrying my prints and note cards for two years, and are wonderful to work with. More than a garden shop, they have a great gift selection, too. The owner and employees are so nice and helpful.
CHRISTY JOHNSON, REDSHOES26 DESIGN
GREAT GIFT: Set of three State Icon illustrations
DETAILS: Choose any three State Icons from my series—mix and match states and/or cities.
FIND IT: www.redshoes26design.com/shop
BONUS: Receive free shipping when you order your set of three before Dec. 7. Just send me an email once you've placed your order, and mention that you saw the offer here.
LOCAL CRUSH: Someday I will own a carving by David Ekdahl. His work looks simple at first glance, but when you spend some time with it, you begin noticing the incredible detail he's put into each piece. I love the mood his carvings convey. Plus, David is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet!
Want more? Contact each entrepreneur for more information on their gift ideas. And be sure to check in regularly with my weekly news updates on redshoes news 2.6.