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Shoplocal180great gift ideas for the holidayseason & throughout the year!Story and gift photography byThe Wicks Buildingon the north side ofBloomington’sdowntown Square.Photo by Steve Raymer72   Bloom December 2009/January 2010pamela keechthis is the fourth december that Bloom Magazine has presented a holiday shopping guide. Butthis year is different. This year we are in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the GreatDepression. As in the past, our guide includes gifts only from locally owned, independent stores.We’ve always felt that supporting Bloomington retailers was important—that the people who ownand work in these stores are vested in this community, are concerned about the environment here(schools, culture, infrastructure, the air we breathe), and care about our future. But now, in thiseconomic climate, there are even more reasons to support our own. Small local businesses arethe nation’s largest employer and provide the most new jobs. For every 100 spent in a locallyowned, independent store, 68 returns to the community; spend 100 in a national chain andonly 43 stays here; and when you buy on the Internet or from a catalogue, no money remains inBloomington. In this year’s guide, we have also included many gifts made right here in MonroeCounty, by artists, craftspeople, and manufacturers. They are wonderful Hoosier gifts, and forsure you won’t find them at the big box stores. So, I hope you enjoy reading the guide, that youfind some great gifts, and that you “shop until you drop”—right here in our town. —the editorDecember 2009/January 2010 Bloom   73

Motherssisters&wivesDiscrete shoulder bags in soft geometric prints come in graduated sizesthat will hold a passport, a journal, ora sketchbook. Relish, 33-62.She has always wanted diamondcluster stud earrings. One-half to onecarat. Williams Jewelry, 695-1,250.First published in 1961 and long out ofprint, Rural Free: A Farmwife’s Almanacof Country Living by Rachel Pedenhas been reprinted by IU Press. “Sherejoiced in every phase of the turningyear,” says Bloomington author ScottRussell Sanders on the back cover.Monroe County History Center, 19.95.A slouchy open-front black sequinvest can go directly from work to aholiday party. b boutique, 39.Pandora charm bracelets are quitethe craze. She can begin with a basicbracelet, then gradually add charmsand beads from a vast selection ofshapes and colors. Gold Casters FineJewlery, bracelets from 35, charms 25-85.Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bagsare made of chic tapestry brocadesand are convertible from shoulderstrap to backpack. O’Child Children'sBoutique, 167.1 Satiny-soft jackets with strongugeometric patterns will put sparks intoa winter day. Different Drummer Gifts& Antiques, 95-195.Silver, gemstone, and fossil jewelry byMarilyn Greenwood of Clear Creek,Indiana, will make an unforgettablegift. By Hand Gallery, 50-750.The newly designed tote bag from TheKinsey Institute has an image fromtheir vast collection—a slightly risquéearly-20th-century bathing beauty insweet hand-painted color. The KinseyInstitute Shop, under 20.A necklace, hand-knotted with tinyfragments of coral, is one of manyunique pieces of internationally madejewelry to choose from. à propos giftsand jewelry, prices vary.Cotton dishtowels printed with stylishgraphics will add a dash of class toany kitchen. Accent on Interiors, 14.She can publicly proclaim her loveof the needle arts with “knit happy”products—denim shirts, sweatshirts,bags, travel mugs, note pads, andsticky notes—all stamped with asmiling sheep logo. In a Yarn Basket, 4-26.Raquelle Bianco’s unusual silver andenameled jewelry is designed for highfashion wear. Gold Casters, 99 and up.Elves, crowns, and magic carpets—even chain maille. Fairy Tale Knits: 32Projects to Knit Happily Ever After, byIndiana author Alison Stewart-Guinee,has patterns for making fantasy wearables and toys for children and teens.Yarns Unlimited, 25.Soft woven ombre scarves will matchany outfit. Rebecca & Me, 38.Bridgedale women’s insulated socksare meant for backpacking and mountaineering but will keep her feet warmon those long treks across campusor just around the house. JL WatersAdventure Outfitters, 20.From a big sewing machine like thecomputerized Bernina 830, to its littlesister the Bernette 46 by Bernina,your favorite sewer will love havingstate-of-the-art technology. ShiisaQuilts, prices vary.Master dyer Robin J. Edmundson ofSolsberry, Indiana, produces luxuriouspolychromatic yarns of cotton, bamboo, rayon, and silk. Yarns Unlimited, 6-40 per skein.Lux ambre spritzers create a yummyscent for body or home, and thebottle lasts for 900 sprays. b boutique, 64.Add a punch of color to her outfit witha basket-weave clutch in maroon,black, turquoise, or gray. b boutique, 48.Whetstone Woodenware of SilverLake, Indiana, makes spoons, dippers, tongs, and skimmers out ofsmooth, patinated maple. Goods forCooks, 9-30.4 A beaded blouse or lace-toppeddress will make her sparkle. CactusFlower, 54-98.Regional artist Amy Millspaugh’s smallhand-painted Anything Dishes can beused for, well, anything. WanderingTurtle, 26.Sparkly holiday party clothes andaccessories like a sequin top, sleekleather gloves, a satin evening bag,or a silk scarf are exactly what she ishoping for. Tivoli Fashions, prices vary.Ah, the luxury of black and graystriped cashmere knee socks. InSeamDenim Supply, 16.74   Bloom December 2009/January 2010xKnitting bags made of animal-friendlymaterials by Namaste come in assorted colors and shapes and havepockets for holding every needle andnotion a knitter might need. Tuck afew of Marla Dawson’s Bloomingtonmade beaded stitch markers inside.Yarns Unlimited, 50-175, stitch markers 2 for 6.Whether she would like to tackle a fullsize quilt or make just one block at atime, a kit will get her started. Chooseflorals, geometrics, or a crimson andcream IU heirloom that will warmknees on the coldest game days.Shiisa Quilts, 10 and up.u{xz wvzw3 Classic Geiger jackets, made inAustria of boiled wool, come in manycolors and cuts and are always instyle. Tivoli Fashions, 237 and up.Chunky bead and wood necklaces areperfect for the woman who likes striking, festive accessories. WanderingTurtle Art Gallery & Gifts, 60-95.vThe Addi Click interchangeablecircular knitting needle set comes in aslick black box with ten sizes of shinyaluminum needles. In a Yarn Basket, 150.6 Panache ZAK! lightweight mixing bowls come in sets of four withcarnival colors, and are made fromrecycled materials. Pair the set withGormac heat-resistant melaminekitchen utensils. Inner Chef, bowl set 50, utensils 3-6.Diamonds and other precious gemsare set in narrow 14-karat gold bandsand look great when stacked on herfinger. Victor Settle Jewelry, 200and up.2 Stickpins shaped like dragonflies,owls, and butterflies are made of hornand will hold any shawl or scarf securely in place. Yarns Unlimited, 20.y5 A black lacquered jewelry boxwith inlaid glass mosaic top is elegantenough to hold her best bling.Elements, 145.What woman does not need an oversize shoulder bag with lots of pocketsinside and out. In aubergine or chocolate brown. b boutique, 78.{7 A necklace of chunky blackbeads with an oversize cameo pendant is a little bit vintage, a little bitpop. Cactus Flower, 58.Julie Harris makes her whimsicalglass Moon Bear Buttons right here inBloomington. Yarns Unlimited, 8-20per card. 8 Her jaw will drop when she seesthis pendant of citrine, blue zircon,amethyst, and diamonds set in14-karat white gold by contemporaryjewelry designer Frank Reubel. Argentum Jewelry, 4,441.Local knitter Claire BoissevainCrooke makes patterns for reproducing her Nordic-inspired hats, scarves,mittens, and wrist warmers. In a YarnBasket, 5.A big funky cocktail ring screamsvintage, and one size fits all. InSeamDenim Supply, 30-45.Jewelry cabinets dripping withbeaded and jeweled earrings, bracelets, and necklaces will make it easyto choose the right gift for any womanon your list. Relish, 20-200.yDecember 2009/January 2010 Bloom   75

The man of your dreams wears anensemble of Crittenden tweed separates, a cashmere Peter Millar sweater,and a Robert Talbott tie. Andrew DavisMenswear, prices vary.wFathers&brothershusbandsxThe chef will want to show off his newsix-piece set of elegant Wasabi knivesby Kai Kershaw. Goods for Cooks, 199 including knife block.1 Give him ultra-premium denimujeans by McKenzie Tribe, Gardeur,and Agave Denim. Andrew DavisMenswear, 95-225.Woodstock Wind Chimes are tunedto scales from diverse world musicgenres—Temple Bells to EmperorHarp, Little Gregorian to ChicagoBlues, and lots more. BloomingtonHardware, 17-150.A zip-up sweater/jacket with ahound's-tooth, microfiber front wouldbe a casual addition to his wardrobe.Sullivan’s Menswear, 148.2 For the serious musician, a Taylorvyvzacoustic/electric guitar is made ofsolid Hawaiian koa wood. VanceMusic Center, 4,000.Emily Schumacher’s oil paintings of IUcampus scenes would be thoughtfulgifts for alumni. Realistic and colorful,they capture the woodsy beauty ofcampus in spring and summer. TheVenue Fine Art & Gifts, 450 and up.The soft plaid Addy Flannel shirtby The Hundreds has decorativestitching on the yoke and cuff. DopeCouture, 74.Skagen Danish watches are madefor both men and women. WilliamsJewelry, 95-145.This might be the perfect year for abright-red Special Edition City Bicycleby Ferrari (yes, that Ferrari), with anonboard computer, electric shifter,and halogen headlamp. The Briar &The Burley, 3,600.Put the rum in his eggnog with anautographed poster of a photographby IU professor and former NationalGeographic photographer Steve Raymer. pictura gallery, 30 unframed.His tie could match your handbag.Vera Bradley is now making necktiesthat are printed with her signaturepatterns. Different Drummer Gifts &Antiques, 39.A neon Harley-Davidson clock wouldadd a nice touch to his man cave.Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, 91.Kinloch Anderson of Scotland softensthe classic checked wool shirt by mixing 20-percent wool with 80-percentcotton. Sullivan’s Menswear, 135.Pocketknives by William Henry Studioare works of art that will last a lifetime. Blades are forged of Damascussteel and engraved with cursive designs; handles are inlaid with exoticmaterials such as desert ironwoodor fossilized wooly-mammoth teeth.There are matching money clips.Gold Casters, 1,550 knife, 495 clip.With the Vinturi Wine Aerator, he canbreathe a single glass faster than hecan say “cabernet sauvignon,” andsave the rest of the bottle for later.Goods for Cooks, 45.The “a quarter of” acrylic table clockby artist Warren Woldorf is a sleek,conceptual timepiece. By Hand Gallery, 70.{76   Bloom December 2009/January 2010The rugged Swiss Luminox watch isshock- and water-resistant and has anilluminated dial that glows continuously for up to 25 years, no batteriesrequired. Victor Settle, 225-2,200.For the DIY addict, hand-paintedceramic switch plate and outlet coverscome in a variety of colors and stylesto match décor. Elements, 20-25.Fraser Fir candles, reed diffusers,soaps, and cleaning products fill theair with the masculine scent of freshpine. Rumor has it that men like thescent of the dishwashing liquid somuch that they do the dishes.Different Drummer, 14 and up.A cashmere sweater is two-in-one—itis reversible with a light shade on oneside and a darker shade on the other.Chocolate brown or Prussian blue.Sullivan’s Menswear, 250.An ethereal mobile made of argentiumsterling silver by local artist Lee Cohnwill catch the light on the darkest ofwinter days. By Hand Gallery, 304,000.The Osprey Exos 46 backpack weighsonly two pounds and has a comfortable ventilated foam frame that keepsyour favorite hiker cool on hot-weather treks. JL Waters, 179.Lamps made of salt are reputed toreduce fatigue caused by proximityto computers and office equipment,and emit soft terra-cotta-colored light.Athena, prices vary.Gillette’s Art of Shaving line includesthe Chrome Fusion Power Razorwith a tiny spotlight, pre-shave oil,shaving cream, aftershave balm, andskin-care products. Andrew DavisMenswear, 22-125.A black 10.Deep sweatshirt has anasymmetrical zipper, and one redsleeve. Dope Couture, 74.w3 Guitar effect pedals hand-wiredby Mike Stiglitz of Bloomington comein almost as many colors as they dosound effects. Roadworthy Guitar &Amp, 139-169.He might like a new leather guitarstrap that was handmade by localartisans. Roadworthy Guitars, 25-90.The portable Weber Q200 Gas Grill isperfect for tailgating, camping, or asmall patio. Bloomington Hardware, 149-199.Replace those boring corks with handblown-glass wine-bottle stoppers inrainbow colors. Argentum Jewelry, 20.Entirely handmade in Bloomington,limited-edition silk Billingsley Ties area distinctive gift., 130.x6 If he likes to think of himself asa swashbuckler, then Bloomingtonartist Michael Cullers makes just thegift—a replica of a Jack vessel. Thesehistoric tankards were made of thick,hand-stitched leather and sealed witha coating of wax. Cold drinks only; aleis quite suitable. The Venue, 110.4 Guys need shoes. Buy him UltraAlife sneakers, and Supra weatherresistant skytops by Supra TUF. DopeCouture, 99-120.y5 Timeless cashmere scarves instripes or checks come from Biella Millsin Italy. Sullivan’s Menswear, 135.Take him dancing with a gift certificatefor tango lessons. Arthur MurrayDance Studio, prices vary.zContemporary hand-painted glassand wire picture frames would lookgreat on his desk at home or at theoffice. Elements, 50-100.African djembe drums come from theIvory Coast. Athena, 65-310.{7 Oh, what a beautiful Christmasmorning he’ll have when he sees that2010 Road Glide Custom HarleyDavidson with the big red bow. HarleyDavidson of Bloomington, 20,694.uDecember 2009/January 2010 Bloom   77

“My Mommy Rides a Harley” onesiesare worn by only the coolest babies.Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, 20.Totsteens&fidotooGrownups attest that it is almostimpossible to shoot your eye outwith Ralphie’s favorite, the DaisyRed Ryder BB gun. BloomingtonHardware, 50.Plan Toys for infants throughpre-schoolers include environmentally friendly building blocks to makeeverything from sheep to imaginaryvillages. WonderLab, 7-95.1 Little girls will dream sweetudreams of their new party dress.O’Child, 45 and up.2 A hand-knit sock-monkey doll byvBloomington artist Betty Westhueswill make any kid laugh. By HandGallery, 48.Junior may have to compete with Dadfor control of the North Pole Centralmodel train by Lionel, which comescomplete with whistle, headlight, andtrack. The engine puffs smoke andthe boxcar plays 12 Christmas carols.Treasure Chest Hobbies, 249.99.Funny old-fashioned stick ponies withbutton eyes and yarn hair are madeby Ruth Jones Miller out of recycledfabrics and old broom handles. TheVenue, 60.Brightly striped hula hoops are decorated by local artist P.J. Athena, 38.The whole family can create settlements in a new land with The Settlersof Catan. The Game Preserve, 42.The Astonishing X-Men Omnibus byJoss Whedon & John Cassaday is ahardcover collection of everythingX-Men that will keep him occupiedfor the rest of Christmas vacation.Vintage Phoenix Comic Books, 75.3 Bright, cozy fleece hats forwtweens and teens are hand-sewn byLynne Mikolon DeMuth of Unionville,Indiana. By Hand Gallery, 20.Packets of Strathmore’s Artist TradingCards—2.5" x 3.5" rectangles of paper to draw or paint, then trade withfriends—are great stocking stuffers.Pygmalion’s, 34 K’Nex Moto-Bot toys let kidsxmake robots that move after theybuild them. WonderLab, 34.50.Colorful nostalgic wooden toys—Jacob’s Ladders, tops, and yo-yos—stillfascinate both young and old. Monroe County History Center, 2.75-3.70.Green in every way except color, anabstract two-dimensional Christmastree was hand woven in Peru andhas rings to hang ornaments from.Mathers Museum, 60.Stuff their stockings with educationaltoys, balls, and curiosities. WonderLab, 25 - 7.Marvel Comics, beloved by kids of allages, has just published a 192-pagegraphic version of L. Frank Baum’sThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz. VintagePhoenix Comic Books, 30.Embroidered cicciabella slippers arelined with comfy fleece and looklike deconstructed cowboy boots.Rebecca & Me, 42.If she dreams of becoming the nextHilary Hahn, a student violin outfitincludes bow and case. Vance Music, 300 and up.78   Bloom December 2009/January 2010To keep away the chilly winds andmake them laugh at the same time,hand-knitted hats and mittens comein a menagerie of animal shapes likefrogs, puppies, and penguins. Theyare fleece lined and come in sizes forboth kids and adults. InSeam DenimSupply, 32.50.5 The toddler set can get an earlyystart on learning how to ride a bicyclewith the Strider push bike, which isfoot powered and teaches balanceand steering skills. Bikesmiths, 90.Regional artist Vic Connor makesendearing little turtles in smoky rakuceramics. Wandering Turtle, 30-56.For a budding Travis Barker, drumsets come complete with stands,cymbals, and hardware. Vance Music, 850.Kids will have fun with Gobblet Gobblers, a game that is a variation ontic-tac-toe in which players get to eattheir opponents’ pieces. The GamePreserve, 20.Local designers bunny, beans, &alicat make all their stuffed animals,puppets, and bibs from recycledfabrics. O’Child, 8-20.T-shirts and caps with an edge willseparate the big boys from the toddlers. O’Child, 20 and up.Sets of four finger puppets fromPeru come in two varieties, Birds ofthe World or Storybook Characters.Mathers Museum Shop, 14.A trendy faux-leather bomber jacketin brown or black can be worn withjeans or a holiday dress. b boutique, 82.Generations of Bloomingtonians haveplayed with glass marbles from theold cast-iron “marble machine.” Monroe County History Center, 1 .“Mom, we’re bored!” The electricDream Ice Cream Maker can makesix quarts of ice cream in 30 minutes.Bloomington Hardware, 239.99.Wee Squeak shoes come in styles forboys and girls and emit a tiny squeakwith each step. O’Child, 30.Wallets especially for kids have appliqués of ladybugs, monkeys, tractors,and flowers. Rebecca & Me, 8.99.The Young Artist Learns to Paint Kithas everything a child needs to startpainting, in a convenient plastic casewith handles. Pygmalion’s, 20.Earthy kids crave Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob garden gloves.Bloomington Hardware, 3.49.vyuwSmall gunmetal-gray sculpturesof shells and feathers are actuallyhand-carved pieces of solid graphitefor drawing, and can last as long asten years. Angles Café & Gift Shop, 30-53.z6 Beginners will be into a pro-qualityskateboard that comes complete withdeck, trucks, bearings, and wheels.Rise Skateboard Shop, 65-150.Big colorful fused-glass rings wouldbe good stocking stuffers. Athena, 5.Make winter more cozy with achenille throw to match her bedroom.Textillery Weavers, 35 and up.Rise gear—sweatshirts andT-shirts—will get a rise out of Risefans. Rise, 10-15.7 Canine IU fans can show their{xcollegiate spirit with an IU dog jersey,ball cap, and, if they are flamboyant,a collar made of big red rhinestones.London Dog, jersey 32, cap 12,collar 28.For Kitty, a felt Christmas stockingwith an appliquéd “MEOW” has a toymouse tucked into an outside pocket.Mathers Museum Shop, 26.Stuff Fido’s stocking with assorteddoggy cookies, cakes, pup tarts, anddots made in-house or by Lick YourChops Bakery in Hammond, Indiana.London Dog, 1 and up.A doggie spa day can include a manicure with a nail trim and red or greennail polish. London Dog, 10-15.Castor & Pollux Good Buddy DogCookies will go down easy. SaharaMart, 4.69.A Savvy Tabby Toy will amuse yourcat with a ball of feathers on abouncy stick. London Dog, 13.50.z{December 2009/January 2010 Bloom   79

HO HO HO throw pillows are appliquéd with big white letters on red felt.Different Drummer, 1.everyonewv u Select a holiday ornament tosuit their style—traditional, playful, natural, glitzy, or stylized. MaysGreenhouse, prices vary.ElseFor anyone who enjoys the lure andlore of antiques, local cabinetmakerNancy R. Hiller’s new book, TheHoosier Cabinet in Kitchen Historytells the story of one of Indiana’s mostfamous pieces of furniture. MonroeCounty History Center, 35.vLava lamps seem to be back, ormaybe they never went away. Minilamps radiate deep-sea turquoise,while the nightlight model swirls pinkglitter. Athena, 10-20.u{xAn annual permit for riding the trails inHoosier National Forest on a bicycleor a horse will be enjoyed for 365days. Bikesmiths, 35.Banta, a new book of photographsby IU professor Osamu James Nakagawa, explores the aesthetic andhistoric significance of the cliffs ofOkinawa. pictura gallery, 30.An elegant and useful desk setincludes a letter opener and a magnifying glass with sculptured handlesof cobalt-colored glass. Accent onInteriors, 38.Fresh Wave organic odor-neutralizingproducts made in Rising Sun, Indiana,include gels, crystals, vacuum pearls,carpet shake, and the hard-to-resistStinky Dorm Kit. Bloomington Hardware, prices vary.wFor lovers of contemporary design, Brazilian artist Ana Maia paintsorganic and architectural images onItalian parchment paper to make oneof-a-kind cut-paper lamps. Angles, 300-455.z80   Bloom December 2009/January 2010yxFooted glasses in blue, orange, oramber will take any dinner party to thenext level. Relish, 16.Map as Art by Katherine Harmon isa collection of works by artists whomanipulate maps, turn them upsidedown and inside out, and find entirelynew destinations. Friends of Art Bookshop, 45.Silhouettes ornaments are handmadefrom lithographed silhouettes that aremounted on copies of 18th- and 19thcentury documents, then enclosed inglass. Different Drummer, 20 and up.Everyone will enjoy CDs by localfavorites Carrie Newcomer, KristaDetor, Monika Herzig, Curtis CantwellJackson, Janiece Jaffe, Craig Brenner,Tim Grimm, Tom Roznowski, andSarah’s Swing Set. Wandering Turtle,prices vary.Seven Days in the Art World bySarah Thornton is an inside look atthe machinations of the art world, andthe first selection for the new Friendsof Art Reading Group. Friends of ArtBookshop, 16.The Stone Belt artists are once againcreating their whimsical art andgreeting cards with holiday themes.Stone Belt Shop and Trinity EpiscopalChurch, prices vary.Frame a special photo in a BloomingFrame, made in downtown Bloomington out of local wood. Choose 5 x 7 or8 x 10 inches. ReFrame, 30 and up.Jammers, attitude, and fishnets. The2010 Bleeding Heartland RollergirlsCalendar is a must for their many fans.Monroe County History Center, 12.Polaroids live on in The PolaroidBook: Selections from the PolaroidCollections of Photography, andPolaroid Notes, a boxed set of 20note cards with old Polaroid images.Friends of Art Bookshop, 15 each.Homemade wreaths of cedar, noble,boxwood, white pine, Fraser fir, ormixed varieties come in sizes from 12to 60 inches. Mays Greenhouse, 10and up.Ergonomically correct travel mugs forcoffee or tea are BPA free. WonderLab, 17.Bloomington artist Dotty Sharp’shand-painted gourds are decoratedwith jazzy patterns that have a Caribbean feel. Wandering Turtle, 35-100.yHandmade in Israel, thismenorah is designed with a Cubistedge. á propos, 275.Wrap up a hiker’s package thatincludes Indiana Best Hikes by AlanMcPherson, a Suunto orienteeringcompass, and a Snow Peak titaniumcooking dish that weighs only 2.8ounces. JL Waters, 23, 24, 29.Elegant Maja soaps and bathproducts are imported from Spain. àpropos, 10 and up.Food Class Favorites: 3,000 Teenagers Can’t Be Wrong, a cookbook bythe kids at Bloomington High SchoolSouth, is full of well-tested recipes,and the proceeds go toward thecooking programs. Inner Chef, 10.If you don’t have a lot of time toshop, just give everyone an umbrella—round, square, flower-shaped,domed, clear, plain, or the big onewith the cathedral ceiling printed onthe inside. Angles, 26-38.Whether paisley, metallic, floral, orsolid, a pashmina scarf fits anyone.Athena, 18.A hand-painted lacquered boxfrom Russia makes an exotic andcollectible gift. Glorious Moments, 35-5,000.z Artist Lara Moore’s wall tiles havegraphics inspired by Byzantine andPersian designs and are created bylayering cut paper, then coating thepiece with high-gloss resin. Alphabettiles for a personalized gift can becustom ordered. bella bella arts, 30100.Menorahs come in contemporary andtraditional styles. Congregation BethShalom Gift Shop, 20 and up.Please pass the salt mobile salt andpepper shakers in the shape of littlebirds have wheels. You just wind themup and send them down the table.Inner Chef, 22.Turn a memory into wallpaper with agiant blow-up of a favorite family orlandscape photo. Spectrum Studioof Photography and Design, pricedepends on size.Give a mini-vacation—a gift certificatefor a massage by one of six therapistswhose specialties include Swedish,deep tissue, and hot stones. Massageon the Square, 45-90.{An artist or writer will appreciatea luxurious Lama Li sketchbook madein Nepal of traditional, sustainablelokta paper, and bound in fabric witha tie closure. Pygmalion’s, 20-35. Lemon eucalyptus Star of Davidhand soap is 100 percent kosher andhas a retro wrapper. Rebecca & Me, 7.Bloomington’s art galleries sell workby local, regional, and world artists.Exhibits are ever-changing and offerchoices for anyone on your list wholoves art. Those not yet mentionedare Art Hospital, Bellevue Gallery,Bloomington Clay Studio, gallery 406,and Gallery North on the Square.Prices vary.Need the perfect gift for a transplanted Bloomingtonian or IU alum?A subscription to Bloom Magazine willlet them keep up with all that’s goingon here. You can order by subscription card, between pages 32 and 33,or online at, 23.95for one year, 42.95 for two years.They will never tire of playing Fluxx, acard game in which the rules changewith each hand. The Game Preserve, 16.December 2009/January 2010 Bloom   81

Whereto BuyxFooduCreekbend Vidal Blanc SparklingWine is a light bubbly with a touch ofsweetness. Oliver Winery, 25.A bottle of fresh maple syrup fromBurton’s Maplewood Farms of Medora, Indiana, might inspire a Christmaspancake fest. FARMbloomington, 15-20.u Carve a new holiday traditionby giving coffee from Bloomington’sQuarrymen Coffee Roasting Company. Bloomingfoods, 11/lb.v Cinnamon and Ancho Chile HotChocolate Mix and a bag of HouseMade Marshmallows is a gift thatmight have to be opened on Christmas Eve. BLU Boy Café and Cakery, 12 and 6.vzwTea Forté Cocktail Infusions are liketea bags for cocktails. Just drop onein a glass of vodka or gin to make alavender pear martini or a lemongrass mint gin and tonic. Angles, 13.Gift boxes filled with gourmet itemsto accompany meats include sauces,rubs, spices, and spreads. TheButcher’s Block, 30-200.Locally produced Chambourcin 2008is a medium-bodied red wine witha little oak, nutmeg, and cloves thatgoes well with beef or game. ButlerWinery, 19.Boun natale! Chiostro autenticipanettone will put a bit of Italy underthe tree, and tastes good toasted,too. Goods for Cooks, 7-18.{82   Bloom December 2009/January 2010yHoliday gift baskets can be customordered and filled with gobs ofdecadent sweets to please just aboutanyone. Chocolate Emporium, 30and up.Bloomington Bourbon Barrel BlastHoosier Hot Sauce, homemade byChef Daniel Orr, will please and teasethe palate. Farm, 6.50.w A big jar of Bubbies Kosher Dillswill last until spring. Sahara Mart, 6.50.Vosges Exotic Candy Bars come inflavors like Mo’s Bacon, Black Pearl(wasabi and ginger), and Nage (Indiancurry). Sahara Mart, 6-7.x Bloomington-made Daddy BobPeanut Brittle is sweet and crunchy.Monroe County History Center, 6.5yHomemade ketchup and stoneground mustard by Local Folks Foodsis a natural gift for the grillmeister onyour list. Bloomingfoods, 4.19-4.39.For those who like a semi-sweet wine,Sangria Classic is a blend of red wineand natural flavors. It is nice servedchilled or with a slice of orange. OliverWinery, 8.50.Decadent Dippers are two pretzelrods fused with tons of chocolateand trimmings that come in flavorslike mega mudslide, frosted sugarcookie, and caramel toffee crunch. Allwrapped in cellophane and tied with aribbon. Chocolate Emporium, 3.95.z6 Daniel Orr’s new book, FARMfood: Green Living with Chef DanielOrr, includes recipes for many ofChef’s favorite menu items along withhis succulent photographs. Farm, 30.{Russian candy bars come inchocolate or peanut butter and havewrappers charming enough to beframed. Euro Deli, 2.99.à propos giftsand jewelry113 N. College334-1330Accent on InteriorsThe Shops at Hillside &Henderson335-1599Andrew Davis Menswear101 W. Kirkwood323-7730Angles Café & Gift ShopIU Art Museum1133 E. 7th St.855-5455Argentum Jewelry205 N. College336-3100Arthur Murray DanceStudios2534 E. 3rd St.334-0553Athena116 N. Walnut339-0734Different DrummerGifts & Antiques2664 E. 2nd St.337-1776Dope Couture224 N. CollegeRebecca & Me2909 E. Covenanter Dr.334-7878Elements2901 E. Covenanter Dr.331-9089ReFrame236 N. Morton St.333-6330Euro Deli2454 S. Walnut323-7880Relish204 N. Morton St.333-2773FARMbloomington108 E. Kirkwood323-0002Rise Skateboard Shop118 E. 6th St.331-7473Friends of Art Bookshop1201 E. 7th St.IU Fine Arts Building855-1333Roadworthy Guitar& Amp115 S. Walnut332-2145The Game Preserve101 W. Kirkwood332-6602Sahara Mart106 E. 2nd St.(333-0502)2611 E. 3rd St.(339-6222)Glorious Moments109 E. KirkwoodGold CastersFine Jewelry430 S. Washington St.332-1071Goods for Cooks117 N. College339-2200b boutique601 N. College334-1330Harley-Davidson ofBloomington522 W. Gourley Pike333-8300bella bella arts241 W. Grimes Ln.323-1637In a Yarn Basket2480 S. Walnut330-5394Bikesmiths112 S. College339-9970Inner Chef105 N. College323-8671Billingsley Tiesbillingsleyties.comInSeam Denim Supply601 N. College961-3703Bloomingfoods3220 E. 3rd St.(336-5400)419 E. Kirkwood(336-5300)316 W. 6th St.(333-7312)Bloomington Hardware2700 E. Covenanter Dr.339-7

jewelry designer Frank Reubel. Argen-tum Jewelry, 4,441. Local knitter Claire Boissevain-Crooke makes patterns for reproduc-ing her Nordic-inspired hats, scarves, mittens, and wrist warmers. In a Yarn Basket, 5. A big funky cocktail ring screams vintage, and one size fits all. InSeam Denim Supply, 30-45. Jewelry cabinets dripping with