Buy Local Holiday Kick-Off!!

We here at YabYum have decided once again to support a Buy Local Holiday season by offering our readers friendly alternatives to the gluttonous consumer rampage that seemingly blindsides Americans to both the questions: Where was this made? And, where does my money go? Take a deep breath and remember that your children don’t need another toy made overseas from toxic plastic by less fortunate children. 
Every week, we’ll be bringing you suggestions for your holiday gift giving and maybe even a few items will find their way to your own wish list. 

This super fabulous star hair clip from Glampire Design would be a welcome edition to any hair-accessory collection… my own included.
OMG. Atomic Retro Rocket Lamp?!?! Yes, this Art Deco yet still Space Age lamp from High Desert Dreams has an eco-friendly waterbased finish just in case you thought it couldn’t get any cooler. 
Personalized wine and champagne bottles just might be the classiest way to say  “Happy Holidays” this year. Sun Devil Trophy & Awards can pretty much put anything on anything but we’re partial to their holiday selection of bottles, glasses, and ornaments for personalized gifts. Customers get to choose their own wine so I’d like to suggest either AZ Stronghold or maybe even a selection from Caduceus??
This wheel-thrown, stoneware pottery mug is the most poetical container for that hot cup of morning coffee at the start of a cold, winter’s day. Fire N Flux Handmade also offers amazing handmade goblets if you prefer wine to coffee.
This eco-friendly Earth Horse from Woolies makes stuffed animals certain to delight the little ones in your life… without all the carcinogens. I love the natural hues of the Earth Horse, but Woolies’ Pegasus also captured my fancy.
What do you get the Nascar lover in your life? How about a print from Ryan Casillas Art? This artist uses charcoal to create tasteful works of motorsports-themed art. 

This three-piece bracelet set from The Sea Port is perfect for the the ocean lover in your life. Adorbs.
If you find a cute t-shirt at Target, chances are everyone and their mother has already seen it. Opt for something original like this rad owl shirt from Scott Allison Art.  I also recommend checking out the original drawings available from the artist.
Keep up the local-only tradition alive after the holiday season comes to its end with this adorable sign from Snappy Design. If I make it in my own kitchen, is it not, by its very nature, local? And, should I decide not to cook, this sign serves as a friendly reminder of all the fabu locally-owned eateries eager to take over dinner duties… dishes included.
This tree of life pendant is laser cut into wood by Tucson artisan Bijoux Bee. Lovely and sorta self-referential. 
Wondering what to get the art lover in your life? Look no further than WHAT IS NOW – a collection of photographs from Mo Neuharth. Twenty prints come in a handmade box with a letterpress printed title. Don’t bother getting this one for me. I already bought it for myself. Duh.
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