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2016 local gift guide with Not Your Mama's Craft Market

It's that time again… another year, another holiday season! This year I am really trying to focus on a minimal Christmas. Giving more thoughtful, personal gifts that may mean less in the gift bag or under the tree but that both support our local economy and don't add to the over stimulation that has become the holiday season. I guess what you can say is that I am coming a little late to the minimalist movement!

Last year I found some great gifts for friends and family at Not Your Mama's Craft Market and this year they asked me to put together a gift guide for Columbus locals. The market is coming up this weekend and they have TONS of great local vendors and very talented artisans that will be bringing their wears to The Cathedral! The market is Saturday November 19th 12-6pm at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral downtown. So get together your list, support your local makers, and give with intention by shopping the market, I promise it won't disappoint!

And keep reading to see my favorite items for her, him, the kids, and the rest of the family from the vendors that will be at the market this weekend! #seeyouatthecathedral

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For Her

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1. Pamonda Candle by Under Aurora- This candle is so gorgeous that I don't know if I would even have the heart to light it! The perfect gift for any lady on your list!

2. Gentle Face Wash by Wild Origins- This year I have really been focusing on eliminating products with chemicals from my daily routines. This gentle face wash would be a great gift for the eco conscious woman!

3. Vintage Trailer Ornament by 320 Sycamore- so how cute is this little ornament? Any lady would be lucky to get this. And if it were me I would display it all winter long!

4. Wall Weaving by Sarah Harste- These beautiful works of art make a wonderful personal gift for the modern bohemian gal's bedroom or home!

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For Him

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1. Stranger Retro Things Poster by Eleven x Seventeen- Okay so I have to admit that I have never actually watched the TV show (I hate anything even slightly scary or creepy) but this poster is too good and perfect for the Stranger Things fan in your life!

2. Shaving Cream by Native Shave- A great stocking stuffer for the clean shaven dude (don't you dare get this near your bearded flannel wearing friends, they may get offended)! My husband became a shave cream/butter convert a few years ago as it gives him the smoothest, softest shave!

3. Billfold Wallet by Open Hand Leather Goods- Any guy on your list should appreciate an upgrade to a gorgeous handmade leather wallet! Just can't get over the idea that you can get a beautiful, quality leather piece like this from your local Columbus artisans!

4. Ohio Retro Vintage Circle Super Soft T-Shirt by D&W Elements- I love love love this retro Ohio design from our friend Dan at D&W Elements! This shirt is great for just about any guy on your list that wears shirts (and I am hoping that is all of them but hey- to each their own!).

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For Kids

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1. Little Lamb Embroidery Hoop by Fiddle Fig Designs- This adorable little lamb hoop is the cutest little gift for a new addition to the family or those that are about to become new parents! The gray keeps it gender neutral so any one with little ones would appreciate this!

2. Travel Diaper Changing Pad by LoveYouSew- Traveling with kids ain't easy… but at least you can do it in style with this adorable changing pad from LoveYouSew. So a baby or young child might not be all about this gift but I can tell you that mama will be!

3. Crochet Owl by TL Yarn Crafts- This little owl softy is totally cute. We have a few little yarn softies that my son (even at age 2) loves playing with! TL Yarn sells the PDF instructions on how to sew your own so if you're so inclined you can really personalize this gift by making it yourself!

4. Green Felt Bow Headband by Little Bungalow Design- I don't have any girls but these headbands really made me wish I did! Thankfully I have a young niece that will tolerate these for about 3 seconds and looks so super cute in them. These are great for any little girl on your gifting list and super affordable too!

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For Them (or just about any couple or family on your list!)

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1. Home Is Wherever I'm With You Wall Banner by Lovely Grain Studio- This is the perfect thing for the young couple that just moved into their first home or started a new family. I really love the saying and how simple and neutral this piece is. I usually shy away from giving things to people that they have to display in their home in case they are picky but this is so versatile it would fit with anyone's decor!

2. Mahogany Teakwood Scented Candle by Legacy Candle Co.- Candles are such a great go to give. This scent isn't offensive and the logo on these candles has me all heart eyed! A great gift for any family or that hard to buy individual on your list.

3. Succulent Planters by Planthropy- So really, who doesn't love succulents? So beautiful and relatively easy to care for. Dress it up with a personal little trinket or tiny holiday ornament and it's the perfect gift for any couple!

4. Columbus Landscape Print by Leah Storrs- For your Columbus family and friends this beautiful print of the Columbus landscape is a great personalized gift that the recipient can display just about anywhere!

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