Holiday Shopping with MIQ, It’s the Most Wonderful Experience of the Year.

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With MiQ, savvy shoppers can find out about the new and upcoming products before they are hot. Santa’s list is not the only one that keeps growing; MiQ is constantly adding new makers. This holiday season, show your love and appreciation with locally made, unique gifts. Here is a guide to get started:

Sweets & Treats

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons
from Sweet Dames

An improved version of the classic macaroon, this treat comes in three ways: drenched in rich milk chocolate; covered in caramel liquid gold goodness; and with a Garam Masala mix. Made for those who do not count their calories.

YUM Pack of Toffee (Oprah’s Favorite)
from Biggies Crack Toffee

This became a hot item after making Oprah’s Favorite Things 2016 List, with the celebrity remarking: “They don’t call it ‘crack toffee’ for nothing.” Try three different flavors in one winter pack: toasted pecan; toasted almond; and coffee..

Granola, Fruit & Nut Bars
from Hungry Bars

Satisfying even the healthiest of health nuts, these granola bars are 100 percent naturally gluten free. Try a mixture of 12 of these delicious bars (Date, Fig, Chocolate, Original Mix) in one variety pack.

All Natural Dog Treats
from Amuse Pooch

Dog chips with nothing icky, just chicken breast. Make furry friends very happy with these natural treats. If chicken is not their protein of choice, try the beef option. Both are specially packaged for the holidays.

T-Shirts, Jewelry & Bags

Animal-Themed Jewelry Designs
from Michele Benjamin Jewelry Design

Inspired by fine art and the natural environment, Michele’s various accessories take the form of bees, angelfish, hummingbirds, tortoises, dragonflies, and seahorses, to name a few. Explore the Sterling Silver, 18K Gold Vermeil, and 18K Gold-Plated Collections.

Personalized Bags with Heartfelt Messages
from Sandra Smith™

Choose from clutches, storage desk bins, and bags. Handmade from start to finish, they come in a variety of colors and shapes. Plus, 2 percent of all profits is donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

T-Shirts That Make a Difference
from AROUND

Made of organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles, these t-shirts stand for social and environmental responsibility. Customize your order as needed and give it to a traveler, adventurer, dreamer or friend who encourages you to be the change you want to see in the world.

3D-Printed Earrings
by R+D

One-of-a-kind creations influenced by popular culture, nature, friends, and most everything else. The majority of the work is digital so each piece is designed and then rendered in 3D before it is printed.

Art, Soaps & More

Retro-Inspired NYC Photographs
from You Are Here Studios

Old meets new, and it’s never looked better! A mix of noteworthy landmarks with touchstones of visual culture create memorable, nostalgic images. Find a piece of your neighborhood or your favorite NYC site. The images have subtle references to retro/vintage imagery paired with eye-popping modern details.

Premium Natural Soaps
from treestar*

Biodegradable soaps made with only organic ingredients, including fun plant oils. They were created on the idea that bath and shower time should be fun, nourishing, sensational, and luxurious experiences. Scents include unicorn rainbow, bahama berry, and mojito.

Gold Ceramic Hanging Plant Holder
from Miss Plant

The most delightful pots, planters, and accessories for green roommates. Get a hanging wall plant holder or a hydroponic rooting vase plant stand. Designs are versatile and can be used for succulents or air plants.

That wasn’t so hard, right? Check each maker’s website to buy gifts online or to locate stores that carry them.

COMING UP

You can also find some of our makers at Bulova’s first winter market from Dec. 17 to Dec. 19. Head to 75-20 Astoria Blvd. in East Elmhurst to purchase a gift in person. See our Facebook event to find a list of vendors.

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