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Shop local: Maker markets in the West

A sampling of the locally-made products at the Portland Bazaar, December 11-13, 2015. It’s no secret: Our favorite way to shop for produce is at our local farmers markets. Similarly, our favorite way to shop for gifts is at our local makers markets. What beats something expertly crafted by a designer in your own city? And like those farmers, you can […]

How to package your holiday cookies so they won’t crumble

It’s a sad thing to unwrap a pretty gift of cookies from a friend, only to find a pile of crumbs. Sadder still if you’re the giver, and have no clue that your cookies have crumbled. Just in case your friends and family have been too polite to tell you about the damaged-on-arrival state of your cookies, we are here to share some of our […]

Gift guide: For your mother who loves to garden

A burlap-wrapped bouquet of local flowers (hand-delivered by bicycle if you live in San Francisco, also shipped nation-wide) to brighten her day (Farmgirl Flowers, $85).

Links We Love: Isn’t It Romantic?

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are a few sweet somethings that’ll make you swoon. 20 adorable DIY Valentine’s gifts. A super-romantic escape: Million dollar views for $100 a night.