Do you know someone who loves truly natural products? A gift from Harvest Market may be just the treat they- or you!- need this busy holiday season. Our 2011 Gift Guide makes picking up those specialty items easy.
Going to a gift swap party? When everyone else is exchanging tall glass bottles of spirits, do something different- wrap up a bottle of Olio Beato extra-virgin, organic olive oil. This perennial favorite will spoil anyone for other olive oils forever. Even the name is appropriate for holiday celebrations: it means “blessed olive.” Considering the olive is native to Bethlehem, it may become the bottle of choice this season. Quality olive oil makes a wonderful hostess gift.
Do you know someone celebrating a housewarming? Salt lamps are flying from our shelves. These ambient beauties help combat indoor air pollution with negative ions, using just a small amount of light to create warmth and set the chemistry in motion.
Speaking of salt… true foodies know that no kitchen is complete without an excellent sea salt and perhaps a few exotic varieties, too. These are no ordinary table salts stripped of minerals and filled with anti-caking agents. Coarse- or fine-ground grey salt, herb/salt blends, even pink, red, and black salts from all over the world await your culinarily-inclined friends and family.
Spa lovers will enjoy our non-toxic body care. We wait all year long for Zum’s holiday exclusives. The goats’ milk in Zum soaps leaves skin softer than ever before. The scents could not be more enticing. This soap can also hang from your tree as an ornament! Bring back the tradition of hanging presents on the tree. Let Frankincense and Myrrh guide your nose to the gifts hidden in the branches. Having guests? Zum makes whiff sticks in their most classic fragrances. Zum mists, made with essential oils and glycerin, are a non-toxic way to scent your home, car, jacket, even pets, before visitors arrive.
Dr. Hauschka premieres bodycare pairs this year in lavender bath/body oil and the incredible Dr. Hauschka hand cream/neem nail oil. Devotees of this brand know it can completely transform complexions. These alchemists know their plants- biodynamically grown and rhythmically processed, the ingredients in Dr. Hauschka products cannot be paralleled. We can even put together a gift basket of your recipient’s favorite full-size products. Through December 20, each full-size Dr. Hauschka product purchased gets you a raffle entry for a set of Regenerating Face Care products in a lovely branded canvas tote!
Weleda, a clean, luxury bodycare line from France, offers gorgeous body oils and washes that dress up any stocking. Try the Pomegranate Regenerating line for a scented treat without the industrial fragrance and preservatives common to conventional beauty products. Weleda’s super-effective Sea Buckthorn and Skin Food tubes are gift-packed with spa gloves to soothe dry, cracked hands overnight.
Chocoholics will adore the superior taste of bars made with pure ingredients and less filler. Theo Chocolate will be in-store this Saturday, December 17, 11am – 2pm to sample their Seattle-based confections. And everyone loves a gift of Equal Exchange- Fair Trade and Organic, these bars and hot cocoa mixes set the gold standard for ethically responsible, incredibly delicious chocolate. Know someone who drools over our truffle case on each shopping trip? Queen Bee Gardens truffles and honeymoons can be wrapped in a little white box and tied with Raffia ribbon. Hide that box, and don’t forget to pick up a honeymoon for yourself. For a unique treat, we can make up a basket of hot chocolate or apple cider fixings- incredible taste without the hydrogenated oils and artificial flavors of most drink mixes.
The last of this year’s organic candy canes are now on the shelf. You won’t find any dyes or fake foods in these peppermint confections. Hang them on your tree with abandon. Not eating sugar? (Congratulations!) A Vessel Drinkware candy cane-striped drinking straw may just do the festive trick. These BPA-free straws can be used over and over.
We are big believers in sustainable housewares. College students and new renters or homeowners will love Tru-Seal glass containers perfect for storing leftovers, stainless steel lunch tins, and reusable mugs and cups in all variety of materials. It is easy to keep down landfill load- buy reusable! Chef’s and fruit knives make lovely stocking stuffers for aspiring cooks. Check out our Fair Trade home goods, too. SERRV discovers fine goods around the world and makes sure the artisans are paid a living wage. Celebrate the season of Good Will Toward All at a table set with beeswax candles made in a solar-powered factory, or made by the beekeeper himself a few miles up the road.
For parents or babysitters looking to teach ecological values, Endango and The Green Game inspire children to save animals and the planet. These are only available this time of year, so look ahead to birthdays, too!
Local artisans Fuzzy Venus and Magpie Design are here. Magpie’s whimsical paper maiche creatures have become a customer favorite over the years. Fuzzy Venus, maker of reusable “mama cloths,” recently premiered a line of handmade beauty products that rival any international manufacturer. These products are gorgeous, fresh, and best of all, incredibly good for your skin without any industrial yuck. You will find locally-made hats, scarves, and cowls from Paiva Artisan Crafts, too. The sisters behind this creative venture knit extra love for others and their craft into each pretty piece.
A beautiful, well-written cookbook is one of the things many people will not buy for themselves. One cookbook gives the gift of hours upon hours of kitchen experimentation. Give the gift of learning something new, and eating something extraordinary.
Greeting cards for the spiritually-minded in your life are on sale! Buy six cards, get the seventh card free. Some of these cards are so lovely, they double as art.
Harvest Market offers gift certificates in any denomination. When in doubt, let the recipient choose their own gift. Or call upon our expertise to create a custom gift basket- we can wrap just about any product in the store in a handy Fair Trade basket, ready for giving in two business days. Please contact April or Sara at (302) 234-6779 or email April at email@example.com to arrange for your custom gift.