This time of year can get expensive. On top of the struggle to find the perfect gift, many of us are trying to be more thoughtful about where our money goes. Whether you’re resolving to avoid large corporations, be more green in 2022, or generally shop more mindfully, we’ve got you covered. Check out these shopping and gift-giving ideas from the TGW team.
Little Shop of Hoarders
Thrifting is not only great for the planet, thrift stores are perfect for finding one-of-a-kind treasures. Gift cards to local spots like Little Shop of Hoarders are thoughtful gifts for the choosy thrifter in your life.
For your friend or loved one who prefers experiences to things, consider hitting up your favorite local vacation rental or hotel for a deluxe staycation getaway.
What better time to take up a new hobby? Why not try knitting, embroidery, painting, collage, clay sculpting, or even making prints of some of your favorite photos and framing them.
Jewelry & Accessories
Arts n Crafts
Reading My Tea Leaves
If you’re feeling crafty, might we recommend one of the homemade gift tutorials from Reading My Tea Leaves! (My fave is this simple storage caddy). They include lots of sustainable gift-giving ideas, including a make-your-own-cardboard-box-for-shipping tutorial!
Food & Drink
For those local to Rochester, Niblack has some amazing options for the foodie in your life. Spice blends from all cultures, uncommon ingredients, and locally sourced baked goods are everything you could want for your holiday feasts.
Hit Your Local Market
If your local public market runs year-round, hit it up! It's fun to talk to the vendors and understand where your ingredients really come from.
Show Your Local Restaurants Some Love
Gift certificates to local restaurants, wine shops, etc. in your town or city make great gifts!