Words by Marléna Ahearn and Danielle Raymo
Photos by Julia Merrell
Graphic by Lanni Maszerowski
Shopping for the holidays can be overwhelming, but there's nothing like getting the perfect gift for your nearest and dearest. From gift cards to classes to some lovely local items in our retail shop, we have some ideas to send your way. Check out our 2019 Gift Guide.
For The Person Who Loves Plants
Pictured: Shelby Beyler, @thebotanist_rochester
We all have that friend: No matter how many plants they have, they just cant get enough (Us. We're that friend). Enter the perfect gift: another plant baby. Take it a step further with some essential care tools and plenty of plant-parent accessories, too.
- The Botanist Rochester Soil ($6)
- The Botanist Rochester Cactus ($13-$30)
- Dinosaur Air Plant Holder ($8)
- Cory O’Rourke Plant Stand ($45)
- 'Looking Sharp!' Stickers From Owl Post Lettering ($4)
Pick up these local plant goodies in-store individually or as a set.
For The Planner
Pictured: Tali Donahue, @talidonahue
Every year we all say we're going to get more organized. "This will be the year of checking off our bucket lists," we say. And to that we're here to offer our support in the best way we know how.
- Ilana Griffo 'Today’ Planners ($20)
- Papalupi Notebook ($12)
- Rochester Brainery x Papalupi Sticker Sheet ($6)
- LaCott Fine Art 2020 Calendar ($25)
Pick up these organizational goodies in-store individually or as a set.
For The Knitter
Pictured: Mary Vacca, @hhaygok
They've taken our knitting workshop, now give them the nudge to keep practicing! Get them some high-quality goodies with a full set up of Northside Knit Co. goodies.
- Northside Knit Co. Knit Basket ($30)
- Northside Knit Co. Scissors ($13)
- Northside Knit Co. Yarn ($28)
Knit the day away! Pick up these items in-store individually or as a set here.
For The Person Who Loves A Relaxing Evening
Pictured: Elizabeth Lenz, @elizabeth_lenz
Rochester winter gives us all a good excuse to stay in, cozy up, and enjoy a gift to stimulate all five senses.
- Candle from Light Within ($16)
- Kindred Home Fraser Fir Aromatic Mist ($18)
- Catherine Rising Face Mist ($18)
- Owl Post Lettering Mug ($20)
Share the gift of cozy by picking up these gifts in-store individually or as a set here.
For The Person Who Loves A Good Reusable Item
Pictured: Kinsey Cook, @kins3.0
No need to purchase plastic products with these goods around the house. Give the gift of low-waste, reusable goods this holiday season!
- Pouches from Emily Handmade ($15-$20)
- Lunch Bags from Emily Handmade ($54)
- Reusable Straw from Branch Homestead ($15)
- Small and Large Reusable Vegan Leather Bags from Branch Homestead ($23-$30)
Pick up these local reusable goodies in-store individually or as a set here.
For The Person Working On Their Home Decor
Pictured: Gabby Mandriota, @gabulous_m
Help make a new living space feel like home! And with so many talented local artists around town... ROC it out! *insert Flower City emoji that does not yet exist but should here.*
- Ritual Clay Co. Bud Vase ($24)
- Home Mug from Owl Post Lettering ($20)
- Print from Bless The Messy ($15-$20)
- Ritual Clay Co. Water Jug and Two Cups ($40 + $14 cups)
Pick up these home decor goodies in-store individually or as a set here.
For The Person Who Gets Crafty
Pictured: Anna Vos, @owlpostlettering
Some may argue that this is asking the recipient to make their own gift but hey, us crafty-folk are into that sort of thing. Give the gift of creative time with one of these DIY projects (+ a bag to hold yet-to-be-finished projects because it happens).
- Hitch + Cord DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Kit ($30)
- Owl Post Lettering Calligraphy Set ($15)
- Northside Knit Co. Project Basket ($30)
Pick up one of these items in-store individually or as a set here.
For The Person Who Loves Rochester
Pictured: Malikk Truitt, @thetroutstyle
Fact: The people of Rochester love a good Rochester-themed item. This season, give the gift of growing what we're sure is an already decent-size collection of Rochester items in your friends life.
- Rochester Brainery Tee ($18)
- Flower City Symbol Mug from Ritual Clay Co. ($22)
- Home Mug from Owl Post Lettering ($20)
- Home Window Decal from Owl Post Lettering ($6)
Pick up these Rochester goodies in-store individually or as a set here.
For The Person Working On Their Comfy Wardrobe
Pictured: Zoe Christopher, @discodancingzoe
We would write a good description here, but we're already wearing said comfortable gear and are, well, just too cozy.
- Rochester Brainery Sweatshirt ($35)
- Get Nekkid Womyn Tee ($28)
- Roc Girl Gang Tee ($25)
- Rochester Brainery Hat ($15)
Pick up these local comfy goodies in-store individually or as a set here.
For The Person Who Loves Rainbows
Pictured: Lanni Maszerowski, @lannimade
Because queer is gorgeous, love wins, and this set of rainbow themed items is the perfect gift for someone who feels the same.
- Owl Post Lettering Queer Is Gorgeous Pin ($12)
- Bless The Messy Keep Going Pin ($3)
- Bless The Messy Rainbow Pin ($3)
- Bless The Messy Love Wins Keychain ($5)
- Bless The Messy Rainbow Planter ($20)
Pick up these local rainbow goodies in-store individually or as a set here.
For The Person Who Loves Jewelry
Pictured: Lila Onoff, @lillljune
Sure, they may have jewelry, but do they have sweet, sweet local jewelry?
Pick up these local jewels in-store individually (+ there's a lot to choose from!).
For The Person Who Isn't Into Gifts, But Loves A Good Card
Pictured: Tom Sipples, @tsips13
Even if your friend isn't into gifts, 'tis the season to tell people how you feel! Pick up one of our holiday cards for $3-$4 per card right in-store.