Shop Local gift guide, part two

…better late than never. For all you eleventh-hour holiday shoppers (sheepishly raises hand) here’s part two of my annual shop local gift guide, featuring makers and artists all based just an hour down the road in Lincoln. (Find part one, focused on Omaha, here.)


A few years ago I invested in a pair of handmade Christms stockings, and I love to get them out each year. These aren’t the ones I have, but the selection at Urban Detritus are just as gorgeous, as are the small, handmade gifts, like this pretty pin cushin.


I love utilitarian items made pretty, and these Pasque Flower oven mitts will come in handy year round, while taking the Christmas turkey out of the oven next week and next summer, grilling burgers.


You’d still have a few weeks left to give one of these gorgeous Ball Wreaths as a housewarming or hostess holiday gift. And the beauty of it is they’ll be just as shiny and pretty next season.


Ok, this is awesome. Handmade bow ties! Enough said. Find them at the simply named Todd’s Ties.


Well-designed underthings are worth investing in, or gifting, and I love the sweet but still sexy vibe of everything designed by Sophie Hines.


I must not be the only one who loved these little baby moccasins from Belle and the Bear: they’re nearly sold out. Get your hands on the gold pair, above, for your favorite baby’s stocking stuffer.

pillowAnd finally, a touch of snazzy home decor from the Designer Pillow Shop. There’s lost more geometric, colorful goodness where these came from. A pop from one of these designs would make even the dowdiest couch come alive.

Happy holidays, until next year.

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