November 24, 2009

Shop local this holiday season

Filed under: Local (Chicago) — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 2:09 pm

Holiday shopping locally this season? In our series of posts featuring business gift ideas, we’ve mentioned many fabulous local artists and businesses. Need more ideas? Download Local First Chicago’s Independent Chicagoan Shopping Guide! The guide featuring local shops and services who are members of Local First Chicago, makes it easy to get your shopping done while also supporting your community.

Happy shopping!

November 4, 2009

Business gift idea: designer coffee mug

Filed under: Design & Art,Goods & Wares — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 3:05 pm

17596_ftGive your client or co-worker a stylish mug in their favorite (PANTONE) color. This colorful collection of 10 PANTONE-hued mugs from Uncommon Goods is available in shades that are sure to satisfy everyone on your business gift list. Pair with a bag of coffee or box of tea and you have an easy yet thoughtful holiday gift.

P.S. My favorite is 549C!

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Watch the bright spot for new business gift ideas each week! And read our Tipsheet How do I Find Alternatives to Traditional Gift Giving? for more ideas.