Mere's Gift Guide: 2016 / by Meredith Westin

Local and not-so-local gift guide. These are a few of my favorite things! 



Made by Local Ladies and Gents (Minneapolis/St. Paul) 

Missy Monson

If I didn't already have a few of Missy's paintings and if my art collection wasn't already getting out of hand, I'd be all about adding this Summer Nights print to my walls.




Torey Erin

Torey's work is gorgeous. You can find it at Forage Modern Workshop on Lake Street.





Kiki Koyote

I would love to add these Latitude Earrings to my collection.




Love your neighbors and demonstrate your love with action. Start here.



Her Sail earrings are my favorite. See?



Lauren's handiwork is amazing and I love her Leda Earrings.




Hackwith Design House

I would like to spend half my life in this Knotted Dress...






Winsome Goods

...and the other half in this Knit Dress.








Fringe and Fettle:

Joanna's work is charming. I especially love her ceramic colanders




A Mano:

Louisa's spirit rocks are the perfect little gift for the gal who has everything.


Old Mill Candles:

These smell like heaven and I would like a lifetime supply please. Looks like they are taking a break right now so check back later!


Oh Dier:

William is one of the most skilled craftspeople I know. His serving trays are gorgeous.





Stangler Works:

I use my saltcellar daily.







Organized Period

Shannon's organizing services were a lifesaver when I moved into my new house at the beginning of the year. 


Other Midwest Makers (KCMO)

Convivial Production:

My house is dotted with Chentell's work. I especially like her hexagon dishes.







The Object Enthusiast:

Emily's pieces are lovely. This tray is calling my name.





Sweet Destructor:

I can't stop myself from buying Eve's charming bells.


Happy Habitat:

I have had this blanket for *years* and it's the best. The perfect weight, a great size, and it's made from recycled cotton! 







Bonus! (Toronto and Memphis)


This is the purse I use daily. Fantastic quality, perfect size. 






Go forth and boost your local economy! Vote with your dollars! (See Part 2 of my gift guide here.)