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Saturday, November 29, 2008 

Tis Better to Give Local

When you go out shopping this season, why not make your own gifts or let your greenbacks do good locally. Some suggestions....

The Grapeseed Company offers organic skin care items and their offshoot, Dirty Dog Organics offers organic pet care items.

Santa Barbara Pistachios sells their fabulous pistachios at our local farmers markets...but you can also order gift packages online.

How about making a hand made gift certificate for a special sunday breakfast at Cold Spring Tavern...or a communal BYOB Wine & Dine dinner event at SpiritLand or a romantic dinner at Bouchon.

A gift certificate to a local spa....some of my favorites.... Avia, Cielo and Le Reve.

Buy their favorite new book at Chaucer's or one of their favorite oldie but goodie at The Book Den.

Anthony Lombardi at Liquidpixphotography has some amazing photos of dolphins, whales and other sea creatures, i.e. surfers.

Then of course, there are the local wineries....or pick up a wine related item at The Winehound.

Stay tuned for more...and do you have any suggestions?

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I am really trying to give local or handmade. I'm having a ball on Etsy.com this year!

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