Hosting some seasonal festivities? Bust out these stylish handmade and locally produced goods.
1. Paper Acorn Luminaries
Get ready for a cute overload: Paper Acorn’s luminaries can shed some light on trick-or-treating, gussy up your Thanksgiving table, or decorate your winter windows. Or all of the above! And check out more handmade paper goods—garlands, gift boxes, place settings, gift tags—from local artist Jessica Wolf. Prices range from $10–$30 per set. Battery-operated candles sold separately (no, you should not use real candles. Just don’t.). paperacorn.net
2. Brighton Exchange Bottle Rocks
At first glance, we thought these were called Bottle Rockets, and we were scared but also excited. They are, in fact, called Bottle Rocks, and they’d be a much cooler (and safer) addition to your home bar than actual fireworks. The cork bottle stoppers, created by Brighton Exchange—Brush Factory’s furniture and accessories line—are topped with a faceted black walnut or maple finial. Available at Mica, Fern, and online. $22/each, $43/pair, brighton-exchange.com
3. Susty Party Compostable Cups
These compostable, sustainably harvested paper cups are the result of a partnership between Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in North College Hill and B-certified Susty Party in Brooklyn, NY. Find them online or at select Target stores and Whole Foods Markets, and look for straws, napkins, plates, and other paper party goods too. 1 dozen 10-ounce paper cups, $4.99, sustyparty.com
All photos courtesy (from top) Paper Acorn, Brush Factory, and Susty Party