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LOCAL HOLIDAY BOX 2020 

Get to know the amazing creators & small business owners behind each product!

Willow Ridge Candles

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Owner: Elissa

Product in gift box: Hand poured candle 

Willow Ridge Candles handcrafts soy wax candles that will have you wanting more! Not only are they strong in fragrance, but they're also not bad for your health. Our candles are phthalate-free, paraben-free, and lead-free. Each candle is hand-poured, packaged, and inspected prior to leaving us. We offer all you could ever hope for in a clean-burning, long-lasting, cotton-wicked candle.

 

It all started when Elissa had her first child in 2011, and she realized she couldn't just be barefoot in the kitchen and needed something more to do. With a family full of avid candle lovers, she created fundraising candles for various causes and for gifts for friends and family. It quickly took off until Elissa's candles made it into several stores.

 

The end product is most important because it's what gives the customers an experience. Elissa focusses on creating a wonderful experience for customers, from start to finish. 

Secret Stash Sweets

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Owner: Suzanne

Product in gift box: Sea salt caramels

We sell small batch, artisanal caramels made with the finest ingredients and loads of love. Indulgent, artisanal, and "stashable" are just a few words to describe these amazing gourmet caramels.

 

Jen Lashua Art

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Owner: Jen

Product in gift box: Resin ornament

 

I am a self taught artist and have been painting for over twenty years. My favorite techniques range from Watercolor, Chinese Brushstroke to Abstract. I specialize in Poured Acrylics.

The essence of my work is modern, fluid and encompasses vivid color. I am also a Certified Color-Aroma Therapist and incorporate color therapeutics into each piece.

Bee Balm Co

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Owner: Sam

Product in gift box: Handmade lip balm in 100% compostable packaging

In 2017, Bee Balm was born out of Bee Balm founder Sam's experiences SCUBA diving in a plastic-filled ocean and by her frustration at the lack of accessible plastic-free alternatives on the market. The mission is fueled by Sam's farming experience, which nurtured and cultivated her love of pollinators and gave her a first-hand perspective on the effects of climate change on food security.

Bee Balm products are a plastic-free, natural lip product line for the conscious consumer. By offering a competitive natural product in environmentally friendly packaging, we hope to educate consumers and help fight for pollinators. 

Just Soap

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Owner: Fred

Product in gift box: Bike-powered soap

Just Soap is a hand-crafted, all natural soap - blended by bicycle! Why the bicycle? Traditional soap making demands hours of stirring! So founder Frederick Breeden - a biking enthusiast and environmentalist - had plenty of time to dream up a more efficient and eco-friendly method of mixing the soap. He shared his vision with a bicycle builder, and the result is a one-of-a-kind bicycle-powered soap blender.

In addition to using pedal power to mix the soap, Just Soap installed PV Panels on the Soap Shop in 2014 and has been generating much of it energy usage from the system.

Gifts that Give Back

Check out our shop! A portion of all sales go back to small businesses in the community