We love supporting local here at StyleBlueprint, so this month’s FINDS are all made by local makers. Remember, each dollar you spend at an independent business returns three times more money to the local economy. So, whether you’re getting a jumpstart on your holiday shopping or just looking to treat yourself to something special, grab some goods from Louisville’s pool of talented makers! Here are 20 November FINDS that will make you happy.

ACCESSORIES & APPAREL

Flower petal necklace

One day while walking down Bardstown Road, we discovered StudioWorks, a cute place with amazing artwork in the window. We went inside and learned that this local business employs members of the Zoom Group to make art, jewelry and crafts in a creative and inclusive atmosphere in which artists with and without disabilities thrive. This necklace in particular caught our eye — and we love that it has actual flower petals in it! Find it for $25 at StudioWorks.

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Flower petal necklace, $25, at StudioWorks

Anchal tote

Through their artisan program, Anchal provides alternative careers in textile design and production to exploited and marginalized women in India, working directly with female commercial sex workers who are seeking a way out. Every purchase of an Anchal Project item directly benefits these women. We fell in love with this beautiful black and white tote bag — it’s perfect for everyday use. Find this tote for $60 at KMAC Museum.

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Anchal tote bag, $60, at KMAC Museum

Wine carrier

This holiday season calls for a lot of holiday “spirit,” if you know what we mean. Take your bottle-of-wine-as-hostess-gift game to the next level with a stylish wine carrier. Local maker Steurer & Jacoby offers a beautiful, high-quality choice to carry the gift that brings everyone joy. Find it for $100 at Steurer & Jacoby.

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Wine carrier, $100, at Steurer & Jacoby

IOGA leggings

Every girl needs her go-to activewear, and we love these textured olive leggings from IOGA Activewear. They’re made from a blend of textiles that makes them temperature-controlled, so you won’t get too hot during your workout or too cold while running errands. Find them for $69 at The New Blak.

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Olive textured leggings, $69, at The New Blak

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GIFTS FOR GUYS

Wooden flag

When someone purchases a Cruise Custom Flag, they are buying more than just a wooden flag — they’re supporting a cause! This company is veteran-owned and -operated, and all of the flags are made out of repurposed bourbon barrels. The grain of the wood, the uniqueness of the rustic white oak and the unique patina of each handcrafted flag make each one a conversation piece. Find this small lieutenant flag for $75 at Cruise Custom Flags.

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Small lieutenant flag, $75, at Cruise Custom Flags

The Kentucky Double

Imagine the surprise on his face when he unwraps this beauty! The Kentucky Double is a one-of-a-kind patented whiskey coaster and cigar ashtray. Crafted using only the finest quality materials, 6061 American-made aircraft-grade aluminum and wood from Kentucky sawmills, he will be eager to show off this amazing gift. Find it for $119 at The Kentucky Double.

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Whiskey coaster and cigar ashtray, $119, at The Kentucky Double

Coffee subscription

For the true coffee connoisseur, a gift from Good Folks is the way to go. Their coffees are hand-roasted to perfection, emphasizing the intrinsic flavors hidden inside every bean. They work hard to source, roast and provide some of the year’s best beans for your drinking pleasure. Grab a one-month subscription, ranging from $22 to $29, which includes your choice of coffee and a mug, at Good Folks.

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One-month subscription, including coffee and mug, ranging from $22 to $29, at Good Folks

Kentuckyaki sauce

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then this bourbon teriyaki sauce will surely win him over! Grab a regular bottle, or kick things up a notch with the hot and spicy option. Find these Kentuckyaki sauces for $10 each at Bourbon Barrel Foods.

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Bourbon teriyaki sauces, $10 each, at Bourbon Barrel Foods

FOR THE HOME

Tray & bowl

This beautiful holly-adorned antipasto tray and bowl set is the perfect way to add some festivity to your holiday spread. Use it as the plate of cookies for Santa, or serve some dip and crackers at your upcoming holiday party. Find the set for $95 at Stoneware & Co.

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Holly antipasto tray and bowl, $95, at Stoneware & Co.

Wall art

Looking for the perfect gift for a housewarming, baby shower or wedding? This beautiful, round wall art can be customized, featuring up to three lines with an added detail of mountains, trees or whatever your heart desires. It’s a personalized piece that will be treasured for years to come. Grab an 18-inch custom round for $150 at PosyPine.

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18-inch custom round wall art, $150, at PosyPine

Accent chair

Crescent Hill Trading Company is one of those hidden gems that you never even knew you needed in your life until you discover it. Do you have an old chair with a lot of potential? Bring it in and see the magic that Mark Gaff and his team can create. They breathed new life into this chair, which is now the perfect addition to any home or office needing a fun pop of color. Find it for $150 at Crescent Hill Trading Company.

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Red, white and black accent chair, $150, at Crescent Hill Trading Company

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Books by Dobree Adams

Books make beautiful table decorations, but blank books spark imagination and creativity. Having one around may help you find new artistic expression, or perhaps you simply crave an elegant notebook for daily musings and to-do’s. Find these Books by Dobree Adams, ranging from $20 to $37.50, at CRAFT(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

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Books by Dobree Adams, ranging from $20 to $37.50, at CRAFT(s) Gallery & Mercantile

Earthy Browns gift box

Make a house feel even more like a Kentucky home with locally made soaps by Earthy Browns. These all-natural “Kentucky Proud” products will have your skin feeling smooth, and the fragrances are absolutely amazing! A great way to try out a sampling of their products is a gift box. Find their small gift box for $20, the large for $35 and the shaving gift box for $65 at Earthy Browns.

Gift boxes, ranging from $20 to $65, at Earthy Browns

Gift boxes, ranging from $20 to $65, at Earthy Browns

HOSTESS GIFTS

Holiday card

This beautiful hand-painted watercolor “Old Fashioned” holiday card adds a personal touch to any gift you give. These cards are 5×7 folded and blank on the inside, so you can write a personal message for the recipient. Grab one now or head to the Made Market Holiday Show this year at the Mellwood Arts Center to pick one up in person. Find them for $3 at Color Me Eden.

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“Old Fashioned” holiday card, $3, at Color Me Eden

Candle box set

Choose your own candle scents to build a personalized gift set of locally handmade soy wax candles for your friends and family. There are over 100 different scents including Black Dog’s bestselling holiday scent “Christmas Past,” which we highly recommend! A portion of all proceeds is donated to various local animal shelters, so this would be the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. Find this candle box set for $28 at Black Dog Candles.

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Candle box set, $28, at Black Dog Candles

CULINARY INSPIRATION

Bath bombs

Holidays are filled with delicious treats, but have you ever tried a treat for the bathtub? That’s right. These aren’t donuts — they’re bath bombs! They smell like freshly baked Italian biscotti with delicious notes of pumpkin, fresh walnuts and a subtle hint of cherry, topped with a decadent cocoa-butter drizzle and a sprinkle of Himalayan pink salt. Sweet indulgence for the mind, body and soul! Find these pumpkin-walnut biscotti donut bath bombs for $8 each at Wimsatt Soap Company.

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Pumpkin walnut biscotti donut bath bombs, $8 each, at Wimsatt Soap Company

RELATED: 4 Thanksgiving Desserts Worth Every. Single. Calorie.

“Just Add Booze” jars

Every great hostess loves a cup of tea, but when the holiday party is done, she needs something a little stronger. These “Just Add Booze” jars make the perfect playful gift, combining tea and a splash of the hard stuff. Find these jars in different flavors for $6 each at Block Party Handmade.

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Louisville Tea Company “Just Add Booze” jars, $6, at Block Party Handmade

Old 502 wine

When in doubt, wine is always a great hostess gift. Crack open a delicious bottle of Bourbon Barrel Red from Old 502 Winery, and it’s sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Find Old 502 wines for $12 per bottle at The Wine Rack.

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Bourbon Barrel Red wine, $12, at The Wine Rack

FROM THE SB SHOP

Custom home portrait

A custom home portrait by Maizie Clarke is a great gift for newlyweds, new homeowners or family members. Provide a photo of the home you’d like drawn, and Maizie takes care of the rest. If you know someone who would love this amazing gift, be sure to order soon because creation takes about four to six weeks. Get your custom home portrait for $150 at SB Shop.

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Maizie Clarke custom home portrait, $150, in SB Shop

Key fob

Clayton & Crume’s bridle nameplate key fob is an elegant and classic gift to give any tie of year. Show loved ones you care by personalizing the hardware with their initials or nickname. Find this nameplate key fob for $45 in SB Shop.

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Clayton & Crume bridle nameplate key fob, $45, in SB Shop

Enjoy this November and your Thanksgiving holiday with those you love most!

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