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Shop Local: Your San Antonio holiday gift guide

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JOSH HUSKIN
  • Josh Huskin
Mary Heathcott, Blue Star Contemporary executive director

What two or three San Antonio-made items would you love to receive as holiday gifts this year and why?
COURTESY PHOTO / GUTEN CO.
  • Courtesy Photo / Guten Co.


There are so many SA-made items I’d love to receive. Here are a few:

Guten Co. Ceramics. I especially love the earrings, minimalist colors and bold forms. I was gifted a pair by a friend, and I love them. Guten Co. Ceramics, gutenco.com.

Anything from Breakfast Friend — I love the whimsical wearables and accessories of Bárbara Miñarro. Handbags embellished with pats of butter, necklaces with mini croissants and bright beads. Breakfast Friend, breakfastfriend.shop.

Burnt Nopal posters, bandanas and totes. Cruz Ortiz’s work is iconic, and BN brings a colorful, Spanglish bent to powerful messages of love and activism. Burnt Nopal Creative Studio, burntnopal.com.

Sonsuz womenswear. For Angelina Mata’s luxe contemporary take on kaftans and creative silhouettes in beautiful fabrics. Sonsuz, facebook.com/sonsuzstyle.

What’s the best locally produced  gift you’ve ever received?

There is no greater gift in my opinion than the gift of art. Artworks by SA artists have been my most treasured and favorite presents over time. Blue Star Contemporary, 116 Blue Star, (210) 227-6960, bluestarreddot.org.

COURTESY OF BREAKFAST FRIEND
  • Courtesy of Breakfast Friend
Why is it important for people to shop local during the holidays?

Don’t we all want to live in a vibrant community that sustains creativity and offers options that are not replicated in every other city? I certainly do. Shopping here means investing in the people who make SA great.

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