In that spirit, we're bringing you a gift guide complete with our top 12 local favorites (in no particular order) this year. Their art, jewelry, food, and more are exactly the holiday (and year-round) gifts you've been searching for.
We know you'll love them as much as we do! You'll even find a few of our very own MIMOSA team members listed below, too.
1. Last Light Glassworks
A little pick-me-up for your windows! Samantha, our Shipping and Logistics Coordinator, brings stained glass pieces full of color and texture to life in her studio.
Follow on Instagram @lastlightglassworks
2. Samara Thomas Art
Samara, our Head of Production, creates one-of-a-kind botanical illustrations, each hand drawn and painted with ink. Below are some of her bookmarks that are equally fun to display or tuck into the pages of your favorite book.
Follow on Instagram @sam___thomas
Shop online at samarathomas.com
3. Shop Yes > No
Donna May, our Buffing Technician & Stone-Setting Specialist, has all your beaded-jewelry needs covered! She creates "colorful, handmade beaded jewelry inspired by vintage fashion, music, food, and nature."
Follow on Instagram @shop_yes_no
4. Hannah Alyse Art
Hannah, our Retail Sales Director, brings a variety of beautiful watercolor works to life, including invitations, wedding menus, family portraits, and pet portraits.
You'll find some of her vibrant shrinky dink jewelry available as well!
Follow on Instagram @hannahalyse_art_
5. Stuff & Co.
Grace (a former MIMOSA team member!) makes our favorite bright and colorful tufted pieces! You'll find everything from tufted mirrors to sssnakes ;) in the Stuff & Co. collection.
Follow on Instagram @_stuff_and_co
6. Preservation Press
Preservation Press' work can be a lovely keepsake or a subtle way to add a bit of the magic of nature to your home. They turn "hand pressed botanicals and specimens" into works of art, just like the pelican below.
Follow on Instagram @preservation_press
Shop online at preserve-press.com.
7. Blackbird Letterpress
Holiday cards? Notebooks? Greeting cards? You'll find all of these and more in the Blackbird Letterpress collection (including maybe the most adorable squirrel card we've ever seen... you can even tuck a gift card or money into its little paws.)
Blackbird also printed all of the Letterpress Cards you'll find on our website!
Follow on Instagram @blackbirdletterpress
Shop online at blackbirdletterpress.com.
8. Cultured Guru
Cultured Guru lives up to their name. They are truly so knowledgeable about all things fermented! They make and sell the absolute BEST Kimchi you've ever had and besides that, they are constantly sharing recipes for everything from drinks to breads to desserts that will have you drooling!
Follow on Instagram @cultured.guru
Shop online at cultured.guru.
9. EJ & Co. Candles
They have the most amazing scents that FILL your space and last! Besides that, they are one of my favorite accounts to follow. You can tell they know how to have fun. :)
Follow on Instagram @ejcocandles
Shop online at ejcandles.com.
10. Press Relief
Press Relief carries a wonderful variety of Louisiana-inspired block printed goods. If you're looking for a great set to give, our Old State Capitol collection pairs perfectly with her OSC-inspired stained glass print. To be honest though, her block printed squirrel bandana has our heart!
Follow on Instagram @press_relief
Shop online at pressreliefprints.com
11. Pixel and Ink Creative
Follow on Instagram @shop.pixelandink
Shop online at pixelandinkcreative.com
12. Red Stick Spice Co.
Red Stick Spice Company has something for almost everyone on your Christmas list. They have every kind of spice and combination of spices, teas, kitchen gadgets, and more. They even offer cooking classes, which is perfect if you want to gift an experience. If you're local, do yourself a favor and stop in to their store. It is like a wonderland for your senses!
Follow on Instagram @redstickspice
Shop online at redstickspice.com
*all photos courtesy of and credited to each individual maker*
Published 12/7/21; Last Updated 12/7/21