Is it too early to think about holiday gift giving? I don’t think so, especially when this issue offers a few inspired-giving ideas, rooted in gratitude—the word of the month.
For those who like to sip or bake and cook with coffee, Kathie’s Coffee is a local selection by way of Minnetonka resident Kym Jolstad. On page 14, writer Kira Schukar shares with us Jolstad’s story of developing the product to help support pancreatic research and awareness after her mother’s pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Portions of the sales go toward the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and other fundraisers and nonprofits. Given that this month is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, it’s even more fitting to make a purchase.
For children on your list, consider gifting them with Winter, You Wonder by local author Perris Deppa of Deephaven. Her book encourages the exploration of winter’s playground and inspires readers of all ages to embrace the season with curiosity and joy. “The most wonderful gift for any child that you hope to instill a curiosity for life in,” Deppa says. “Winter can be a challenging time of year for many and inspiring joy and enthusiasm around the season is so important for all. The story is so relatable to any child growing up in Minnesota, but I’ve been so pleased that the book has struck a chord with readers all around the country in warm climates, too. Whether you live in the snow or long for the snow, there is always magic to be found in winter’s wonder.” Read more about my interview with Deppa on page 18.
Editors Angela Johnson and Hailey Almsted reached out to Sarina Garibović, a certified sommelier and owner of Ženska Glava, a woman-owned and operated wine and spirits events business. Turn to page 22 to read their discussion about a variety of wine-related topics, including the best wine to bring to a dinner party or give as a gift, as a lovely token of appreciation for your host/hostess.
Happy Thanksgiving and happy giving,