Localist - Trisha

    Local Gift Ideas

  • Heather Lane Pottery - blessing bowl for daughter (age - 30s)
  • Baker Book House - educational toys & books for grandkids (ages infant-toddler)
  • Global Gifts - fair trade gift for mother (age 89)
  • Ferris Coffee & Nut Company - holiday coffee/tea or specialty nuts for clients
  • Gazelle Sports - socks for son-in-law (age - 30s)
  • Holiday Budget: $700

Localist - Trisha

“I am closely associated with two Local First member businesses; working as Public Relations manager for Integrated Architecture and the owner of Sitting Pretty Chair Covers. A robust, healthy West Michigan economy benefits both. While I can’t control the ups and downs of the economy, I can control where I shop. Our community is filled with unique shops and restaurants offering treasures from craft beer to handcrafted art. By shopping local first I’m not giving up anything. Instead I am adding to the fabric of West Michigan by supporting businesses owned by my friends and neighbors. And, I know that the unique gifts I buy will be cherished for years to come. In addition, I’m giving the environment a sustainable gift. Instead of traveling in from around the world, my local purchases, more often than not, travel just a few miles. We all know that the best gifts come from the heart, which is something West Michigan has in abundance.”

Trisha was photographed at Heather Lane Pottery.