Thursday, November 30, 2023
1:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Carmel Clay Public Library

The annual Green Gift Shop is back again at the newly renovated Carmel Clay Public Library.  Join us for a green holiday shopping experience where we offer gift ideas that are local, organic, natural, recycled, reused, repurposed and eco-friendly.

Thank you for joining us for the 2023 annual Green Gift Shop. Over 450 guests visited 29 vendors at the Carmel Clay Library on November 30, 2023.

Participating Vendors include:

Always in Bloom

As an avid gardener, I wanted a way to enjoy my flowers year-round.  I came across some pictures made with pressed flowers and “Always in Bloom” was born! Most of the flowers and plant materials I use are from my garden or friends’ gardens.  Flowers I can’t grow I source online.   The frames are recycled; I find them at thrift shops and garage sales.  I used to do scrapbooking and incorporate some of those techniques in my pictures.  I love the creative process and thinking of new ways to use things.  Each of my pictures is one of a kind. Heddy Charleston

Olde Tyme Adornmente

I love creating jewelry from vintage (existing) elements.  It gives new life to these pieces from the past and keeps them out of landfills. The necklace in the picture was made from an orphaned clip-on earring, a broken rosary chain, a vintage brooch filigree, and some old bracelet findings. Debbie Batistatos

B & D Woodcrafts

The wood used in our crafts is from recycled materials.  The charcuterie and cheese boards are made from leftover wood from a furniture maker.  The patio coolers from cedar fencing and the serving trays from crates that wine is shipped in. We are very proud of our hand made woodcrafts. Vern Donohue


Chocolatier Joann Hofer was first exposed to her elaborate craft while living in Austria. With a painting background she quickly recognized chocolate as art and a medium to constantly learn from. 

After learning from International chocolate masters she decided to dive into her own choco-venture, started in 2011. Find her in the shop 228 W Main St Carmel – Thursday to Saturday 12-5 and at the Carmel and Broad Ripple Farmers markets on Saturdays. Her love of art, food and travel are best expressed through chocolate. Give a local and artisan made chocolate gift for the Holidays.

Alita Knit

Knitted wear for newborns & adults. I hand knit the products without the use of any machines. Alicia Lana

Earth Rocks

Jewelry with a boho attitude – handcrafted by Lynn Jenkins from natural stones or unique upcycled pieces.


Miscellaneous wood items handcrafted using reclaimed wood exclusively. Larry Glaze

Frangipani Body Products

My name is Tracy Land and I started making my own skin care products as a way to relieve the symptoms of frustrating Rosacea symptoms and adult acne problems. All Frangipani products are plant-based and certified cruelty-free with ingredients including steam distilled essential oils, cold pressed carrier oils, certified organic ingredients when available and economical, and are otherwise sourced from native regions.

Maria’s Candles and More

Maria’s Candles and More began in 2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana. I began making candles because of worsening allergies, and could no longer tolerate traditional petroleum based parafin wax candles. My soy candles are handmade with no dyes, allergy friendly fragrance oils, and packaged in reusable glass jelly and mason jars. Tonya Samuels

Heritage Home

At Heritage Home we strive to create products that are repurposed into unique gifts and home decor.   We also have hand selected items for your home, seasonal decor, gifts and entertaining.    We thrive to bring you a shopping experience you will love.   Sherry Spooner.

Hoosier Environmental Council

Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) is the voice of the people for the environment in Indiana. HEC is a state-wide non-profit environmental advocacy organization that focuses on water, air, agriculture, land, transportation and clean energy issues for the state of Indiana.

Recycled to a Tee

Recycled to a Tee upcycles gently loved clothing into unique gifts and home decor. Find a pillow for your favorite sports fan, a toy for your special pet, and holiday decor to spruce up your home. Or allow us to turn your graduating senior’s favorite tees into a quilt they can take to college. Tammy Sander

Land Goods

After teaching elementary school for 30 years and celebrating Earth Day every year, I realized what a throw-away society we have become. After my retirement, I created Land goods, LLC, a company that makes Earth friendly products and promotes caring for the Earth.  My business is also my mission. Trudy Land

Just Millie and Me

I make women’s one of a kind clothing from vintage and recycled fabrics and embellishments.  Emily Kniesly

That’s Sew Martha

I make one of a kind creations for children using at least fifty per cent repurposed fabric and vintage linens along with fun, retro reproduction fabric.  My creations also include aprons for children and adults.  My favorite apron pattern is from the 1940s.  Custom orders are welcome using your family heirloom linens or a dress made from Grandpas shirt! Martha St. Claire

Essential Wellbeings

Melissa Bunce, owner of Essential Wellbeings, is a certified aromatherapist & herbalist with a retail shop located in downtown Oaklandon. She creates all her aromatherapy and herbal products using certified organic or wild-harvested ingredients in her shop. She will have gift boxes filled with some of her most popular blends along with many other items from her shop. Crystal bracelets, crystals, lavender shea butter, a few essential oils, herbal tea and more. Be sure to stop by.

Mill Run Honey

Natural honey & beeswax products from honeybees in Fishers & Noblesville, Indiana. Mac Williams

KG Acres Farm & Featherwerks

Unique, handcrafted, up-cycled home and body decor comprised of feathers from our free-ranging domestic fowl. Laura Karr

Global Gifts

We are committed to providing fair income and employment to disadvantaged artisans and producers and helping our customers spend their shopping dollars in ways that empower people and communities around the globe.

Blue Porch Design

Salvaged Art signs from repurposed hardware on up-cycled boards for a one-of-a-kind look. Handcrafted by Nancy at Blue Porch Designs. Custom work available.

Kaps for Kids

Kaps for Kids creates extraordinary products and impact from ordinary bottle caps. 10% of the sales go toward children’s charities. Nathan Rues

Mimi’s Mittens

All products are made from recycled sweaters. Trish Chanen

Afterglow Market

Carmel’s first eco-friendly shopping destination featuring women and men’s clothing brands that are committed to ecological sustainability along with pre-loved quality clothing that deserve a second chance.

Check out our unique buyback program that encourages customers to return gently used clothing from a list of approved brands for generous store credit. Embrace the circular economy and reduce clothing waste!  Rachel & Jason Mirabella Instagram: @afterglowmarket

Sustainable Travel & Living

Our Indy-based online shop features a carefully-vetted collection of hundreds of upcycled, non-toxic, low waste, give-back and other smart products for home and away. Find fan-favorites bundled into gift box sets for this holiday event! Shop small, shop local and make your choices matter. @sustainabletravelandliving on IG & Facebook. Lauren Zoe Smith

Clean Your Skin Nature’s Way Soaps

Handcrafted Vegan Olive Oil Soaps & Fizzy Bath Bombs. Winifred Costello