Ten Thousand Villages
Shop for treasures and a cause. Ten Thousand Villages in Bluffton was the first fair trade store to open in the U.S. Every item is handcrafted in another country by makers who earn a fair, living wage and have safe working conditions. We love the shop’s collection of brass jewelry created by artisans in Cambodia from the bomb casings left over from decades of war. The Khmer word for “peace” is carved into the earrings pictured here.
115 S. Main St., Bluffton | 419-358-7233
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JK Juices is owned by two sisters who specialize in cold pressed, organic, unpasteurized juice drinks. The shop’s specialties for this spring are celery juice and Snap. Celery juice, naturally infused with beneficial minerals, is the latest rage among the health conscious. You get the best benefit if you consume it in the morning on an empty stomach. Snap is made from apple, lemon and ginger and tastes like a “lemon drop.”
117 E. Crawford St. | 567-294-4498
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Brighten up your indoor space with baby succulents. These tiny plants continue to grow in popularity. Cute and relatively easy to care for, tuck them in pots, terrariums and fairy gardens. All they need is a sunny window and occasional water. Check out Garden Central for a large selection of baby succulents in all shapes, sizes and colors.
430 E. Main Cross St. | 419-425-2965
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Stock up on bargain books at Book ReViews in downtown Bluffton. This used book store has a wide variety of genres from mysteries to romances, biographies to Westerns. Whether you’re looking for New York Times best sellers or something more obscure, you won’t be disappointed. The store also has a large selection of children and teen books. It’s never too early to start your summer reading list!
123 S. Main Street, Bluffton | 419-358-6999
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