The 2022 Alumni Holiday Gift Guide

We are excited to reintroduce the 2022 Bates Alumni Holiday Gift Guide!

Peruse this gift guide featuring alumni-owned businesses, products, and services to find the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones.


65 alumni retailers from 18 states and 2 countries submitted their business to be included in this guide.

Artists

Aidan Earle Art

Original Artwork

Aidan Earle ’03

LOCATION: Rochester, NY | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: aidanearle@gmail.com, (312) 505-1972


Yearly, around the holidays, I post artwork for sale on Instagram: @aidansofiaearle

  • Much of the work posted is small, some even stocking stuffer sized!
  • Some are framed in frames that I build myself.
  • I have done commissions using objects/materials that are personally significant to the individual commissioning the work.

Brandy Gibbs-Riley Design Studios

Textiles and Home Decor

Brandy Gibbs-Riley ’96

LOCATION: Lexington, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: brandy@brandygibbsriley.com, (781) 789-2638


Brandy Gibbs-Riley is a Boston-based artist and designer. Her collection of custom, made-to-order décor, accessories, and textiles is based on her original abstract paintings, mixed media collages, and geometric compositions. Her unique patterns are designed by hand and then digitally adapted for print.

Brandy also strives to manufacture sustainably. Making items upon order is a low-waste process. Since every product is made for an individual customer, the studio does not mass produce, hold inventory or warehouse overstock. Fulfillment takes a bit longer than ordering from big online retailers or box stores, but good things take time. To reduce the carbon footprint left by shipping, everything is manufactured as local to the Boston area as possible, including the United States and eastern Canada.


Draw Perlmutter

Art and Illustration

Drew Perlmutter ’18

SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: drewsperlmutter@gmail.com


I create hygge nature-inspired art to cultivate joy.


Ellie + Art
Ellie + Art

Artist/Painter

Elizabeth (Ellie) Kreischer ’03

LOCATION: Pittsfield, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: ellie.kreischer@gmail.com, (413) 770-4889


In 2016, I traveled to Sweden to research the artist, Hilma af Klint. I wanted to know what inspired her to work abstractly and what inspires abstract women artists in Sweden today. From my research in Stockholm, I began to shift my own practice to focus entirely on meditation and working intuitively. During my visit, I connected with Hilma’s relative, Ulrika, and my research took an unexpected turn. Ulrika encouraged me to connect with their family medium. My conversations with the medium included instructions from Hilma about improving my practice and how to connect better to my inner voice. My experience and research have brought me new confidence and freedom that I have applied directly to my art-making.


Emily Buchanan
Emily Buchanan

Artist/Landscape on oil

Emily Buchanan ’89

LOCATION: Wenham, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: buchananpaintings@gmail.com, (917) 225-5548


Buchanan did the painting for the official 2014 White House Holiday card, and Architectural Digest called it “exquisitely rendered.” Main Street magazine said that “she is one of those rare breed of artists who truly speak in a visual language taken directly from life.”


Jenny Bova Design

Artist & Designer

Jenny Ruma Bova ’91

LOCATION: Powell, OH | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: jenny@jennybova.com, (614) 430-9805


Jenny is an artist and surface pattern designer. Her signature style is both charming and evocative, with each pattern telling a story that inspires connection and creativity every day. In addition to licensing her artwork, Jenny has a small collection of products online. An annual favorite is her Desk Calendar. Each month features a different design and fits neatly into a standard 5×7 frame. She also sells silk scarves, soy candles, and art prints.


Hibernator Ceramics

Artist & Pottery

Jessica Otis ’05

LOCATION: Providence, RI | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: jessotis@gmail.com, (607) 437-5244


I strive to make pottery that is both beautiful and functional; 50% of profits are donated to reproductive justice funds.


Maple + May

Artist

John May ’88

LOCATION: Kittery, ME | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: johnbmay3@gmail.com, (207) 752-0134


When John is not busy at his full-time occupation running Porter May Woodworking with his business partner, he lets off some creative steam turning wood and designing limited edition furniture. Turned wooden bowls make great holiday and corporate gifts!


Naturelogues

Artist/ photography

Scott Stoner ’79

LOCATION: Loudonville, NY | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: www.naturelogues.com, (518) 785-6760


We offer note cards prints, matted prints, and framed prints of our photographs of nature from across the US. We also give in-person and online programs about birds, national parks, and many other natural history topics


Rock & Fern

Nature Inspired Photography & Pressed Flowers

Lindsay MacMillan ’01

LOCATION: Boise, ID | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: rockandfern@gmail.com, (207) 890-5290


Nature is full of treasures. I am constantly in awe of all the minute and beautiful details. Rock & Fern grew from my desire to document and learn about the world around us. I offer prints, cards, stickers, and other items featuring my original photography. Each photograph is an attempt to see and learn about the local environment while highlighting some of the items that people might miss when they look at the larger picture. My hope is that my photos remind people to slow down and appreciate the beauty around us, no matter how small. In an effort to save what I have gathered, I also press flowers and create small and large pressed flower pieces so that the blooms can be enjoyed year-round. Custom wedding flower preservation is available.


Salt & Wool
Salt & Wool

Artist

Jorie Ohlson ’10

LOCATION: Brunswick, ME | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: info@saltandwoolmaine.com, (603) 986-5812


Built on our belief in the talents and traditions of salt of the Earth Mainers, we have set out to make a quality knitted hat that supports our local economy while providing a functional and fashionable piece for folks near and far. A passion project between friends and family, we build each hat by hand using materials exclusively from Maine.

Our hats are made from an 80% Alpaca and 20% Coopworth wool blend born and raised in Aroostook County. The fiber is washed, spun, and finished by Aroostook Fiber Works in Ashland, ME. We source pelts from Greenville, ME and handcraft our pompoms from them. We recycle leather from Maine Leather Co. in Portland, ME to cut and brand our labels by hand.


Sasha Lennon Pottery
Sasha Lennon Pottery

Pottery

Sasha Lennon ’16

LOCATION: Maine | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: sashalennonpottery@gmail.com, (207) 776-8027


I am Sasha, the creator of Sasha Lennon Pottery. Each piece is handmade from start to finish by me: from clay on the wheel to firing in the kiln to every dot or line on the surface. As a result, each piece is one of a kind. Natural variations between pots is part of what makes them so fun to use. I hope you find as much joy in using my pottery as I do in making them!


Standing Rock Gallery

Artisan Gallery

Deana Giamette-Boyages ’92

LOCATION: Hudson, OH | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: StandingRockGalleryHudson@gmail.com, (330) 650-9089


Standing Rock Gallery is an artisan shop, specializing in handmade glass, pottery, jewelry, and sculpture. We have been in business for over 40 years and have been a mainstay in the Hudson community since we moved from Kent in 1994. We are a great place to come for a gift and some friendly conversation and camaraderie. All of our purchases are wrapped in handmade, fabric bags and our customers love the opportunity to give a special gift with a beautiful presentation. And for those of us that are in a pinch, there is nothing better than leaving the gallery being able to give our gift to its recipient right away. But more importantly, you leave feeling good about supporting an artist and giving a one-of-a-kind gift to someone special.


Susannah Bothe Photography

Photography

Susannah Bothe ’97

LOCATION: Salem, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: susannahbothephoto@gmail.com, (415) 948-4832


Susannah Bothe is a published portrait and lifestyle photographer based on the North Shore of Boston. Her signature style is dramatic light and emotive portraiture. She also dabbles in fine art photography, capturing landscapes and details.

Authors

Beauty

A novel

Christina Chiu ’91

LOCATION: New York, NY | SHIPPING: Yes

Order anywhere books are sold | WEBSITE: christinachiu.com/

CONTACT: Chrischiu13@gmail.com


In the novel Beauty, protagonist Amy Wong is an up-and-coming designer in the New York fashion industry — she is young, beautiful, and has it all. But she finds herself at odds with rival designers in a world rife with chauvinism and prejudice. In her personal life, she struggles with marriage and motherhood, finding that her choices often fall short of her traditional family’s expectations. Derailed, again and again, Amy must confront her own limitations to succeed as the designer and person she wants to be.

Fast-paced and sexy, the backdrop of Beauty offers a peek into a Project Runway lifestyle as we follow Amy’s journey of defiance, ambition, and self-discovery.


Cyrus Field’s Big Dream: The Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

A novel

Mary Morton Cowan ’61

LOCATION: Cumberland, ME | SHIPPING: Yes

Order anywhere books are sold | WEBSITE: www.marymortoncowan.com

CONTACT: mmcowan@gwi.net


The inspiring story of a man and his dream to create instant communication between North America and Europe, resulting in one of the greatest achievements of the nineteenth century.

This adventure biography is of special interest to middle and high school students and teachers. It is a 2019 Best STEM Book, awarded by the National Science Teachers Association.


First Course

A novel

Jenn Bouchard ’99

LOCATION: Bedford, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order anywhere books are sold | WEBSITE: jennbouchard.com

CONTACT: jlb@jennbouchard.com


First Course was published in 2021 by TouchPoint Press and has been the recipient of 14 awards and distinctions. Learn more at jennbouchard.com. First Course is available wherever books are sold. If a bookstore doesn’t carry it, they will order it for you!


Improbable Voices

Non-fiction

Derek Dwight Anderson ’85

LOCATION: Sausalito, CA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order anywhere books are sold | WEBSITE: improbablevoices.com/

CONTACT: danderson@ma.org


This uniquely told world history interweaves the lives of twenty-six women and men who are not well known with the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments that have shaped the human experience through the course of the last 570 years. 


John Norton Writer

Children’s books

John Norton ’65

LOCATION: Silverthorne, CO | SHIPPING: Yes

Order anywhere books are sold | (207) 838-8119

CONTACT: John@JohnNortonWriter.com


I am publishing four children’s books in November:

  • When Is Santa’s Birthday?
  • Rudy, Santa’s Ninth Reindeer
  • Dear Tooth Fairy, Is today Your Birthday and
  • Henry, The Spare Parts Dog

In addition, I am publishing the first three books in my series for mid-grade children, “The Adventures of Eva and Buckskin Charlie.’ All are available as ebooks or print editions in hard and soft covers.


My Modena: A Year of Fear, Laughter, and Exhilaration in Italy

Memoir

Andrea Gelfuso ’83

LOCATION: Lakewood, CO | SHIPPING: Yes

Order anywhere books are sold | (720) 937-4072

CONTACT: agelfuso6@gmail.com


Do you need to laugh? Come to My Modena, where I lived for a year in a city in an apartment that was like camping, with tile. Take a break from reality and read “Fabio On the Balcony” about my heart-stoppingly gorgeous neighbor. Or “Rescue Me” about how we needed six Italian firefighters in their bucket truck to get us back into our 7th-floor apartment. Dianne Hales, A NYT best-selling author called My Modena “a scrumptious literary tiramisu, layered with history, art, food, fashion, culture, (and culture shock) all topped with generous dollops of hilarity.”

My Modena is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble


Proof or Consequences! A Humorous Look at Typos, Misspellings, Wrong Words, and Misplaced Punctuation

Humor

Susan Lovett ’81

LOCATION: Gloucester, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

ORDER: Amazon | CONTACT: smlproofreading@gmail.com


I offer copyediting and proofreading services for businesses (newsletters, brochures, menus for example) publishers, independent authors, (fiction, memoir, other non-fiction—just ask!) No official “mission” but I hope to contribute to the demise of the “apostrophe-s as plural” epidemic and keep writers’ words out of a possible sequel to Proof or Consequences!


What is Up in Space?
What is up in Space?
2008-2018: A NewSpace Primer

Children’s Book & Non-Fiction

David Bullock ’97

LOCATION: Bronx, NY | SHIPPING: Yes

ORDER: Amazon | CONTACT: dmbullock@gmail.com


Take an adventure above Earth and amongst the stars to find out some of the things that are up in space! A great book for reading alone, or even with a friend. Use these books as a reference to find more information about space after reading them.

I’ve been covering the space industry for 15 years and this is the result of my work.

Food & Beverage

Blue Ledge Farm

Dairy Product

Hannah Sessions ’99
Greg Bernhardt ’99

LOCATION: Salisbury, VT | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: blueledge@hotmail.com, (802) 247-0095


Established in 2000, we are a first-generation, family-owned, and operated goat dairy and cheese-making operation. Our mission is to create a high-quality product built on the cornerstones of respect for consumers, land, and animals as well as our local community (all great values we learned at Bates!). With our dedicated team, we produce a full line of award-winning artisan goat and cow’s milk cheeses from our farm in Vermont.


Branch River Farm

Preserved Local Produce

Becky Wason St. Cyr ’09

LOCATION: Milton, NH | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: BranchRiverFarmNH@gmail.com, (603) 988-2275


Since my husband and I purchased an 18th Century farmhouse in 2018, I’ve embraced the challenge of making the most of what our land provided. I specialize in preserving local (often from my own property!), seasonal produce by making jams, jellies, marmalades, and pie fillings that can be enjoyed year-round. My homestead kitchen is licensed by the State of New Hampshire, and I love developing recipes that are delicious, versatile, and a bit unexpected.

Some of my favorite products include Chai-Spiced Apple Butter, Corn Cob Jelly, Blueberry-Peach Jam, Green Tomato Marmalade, and my signature Lilac Jelly. My inventory fluctuates with the seasonal availability of local produce, but I’m always happy to chat via email or social media about what I have and how I can get it to you!


Burns Lake Farm, LLC

Maple Syrup

Catherine Burns ’80

LOCATION: Whitefield, NH | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: sburnsz9000@gmail.com, (603) 837-9000


  • 1 Gallon $58.00
  • 1 Half Gallon $32.00
  • 1 Quart $20.00
  • 1 Pint $12.00
  • 1 Half Pint $6.00

Cafe Cristina, Inc.

Online Farm-to-Table Coffee

Linda Moyher ’67

LOCATION: Paraiso, Cartago, Costa Rica | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: organic@cafecristina.com, (203) 549-1945


My family-owned farm’s motto “A healthy Earth grows great coffee” describes our dedication to improving soil fertility, and restoring native habitat while providing safe jobs in our rural Costa Rican community.

Our success is measured by the 352 bird species, 250 butterfly species, 22 mammals, amphibians, and reptiles identified on Finca Cristina while providing healthy food products for people.

Our coffee is shade-grown, and sun-dried at 4,500′ on the slopes of Irazú volcano in Costa Rica. Ours was the first small farm micro-mill to pioneer direct sales to consumers.


Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Mail Order Vermont Food Products

Paul Brown ’79

LOCATION: Waterbury Center, VT | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: paulb@coldhollow.com, (802) 244-8771


My wife and I have owned Cold Hollow for 23 years. We bought it from the founders who ran it for 25 years. We are one of the most visited attractions in Vermont, seeing over 400,000 visitors per year. Our Mail Order business grew by 60% during the Covid and is a growing part of our business.


Jar Goods LLC

Premium tomato sauce

Jordan Roth ’91

LOCATION: Glen Rock, NJ | SHIPPING: Yes | WEBSITE: jargoods.com/

CONTACT: sales@jargoods.com, (917) 402-4700


Our goal is to make mealtime easier for those who lead a busy lifestyle but don’t want to sacrifice quality ingredients and homemade taste. Big food companies focus on shareholder value while Jar Goods prioritizes the consumer.

Using only high-quality, non-GMO ingredients such as vine-ripened tomatoes, pure olive oil, fresh onions, and basil, we’ve created versatile, delicious sauces that are vegan, gluten-free and contain no added sugar.


Magnify Brewing Company
Magnify Brewing Company

Brewery

Eric Ruta ’14

LOCATION: Fairfield, NJ | SHIPPING: No | WEBSITE: magnifybrewing.com/

CONTACT: info@magnifybrewing.com, (201) 962-5792


You can purchase our beer in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and of course across NJ. You can also visit our brewery and taproom in Fairfield, NJ.


Raye’s Mustard Mill

Fine Mustard

Kevin Raye ’83

LOCATION: Eastport, ME | SHIPPING: Yes | WEBSITE: www.rayesmustard.com

CONTACT: mustards@rayesmustard.com, (207) 853-4451


As the 4th generation of the Raye family to operate Raye’s Mustard Mill, we are committed to preserving the authenticity of our product. Raye’s Mustard Mill is the last remaining stone mill grinding authentic 100% stone ground mustards. Members of the Raye family have been grinding mustard in this traditional way since 1900.

We are pleased to provide our customers with a quality product line featuring a variety of award-winning gourmet and specialty mustards. We pride ourselves on providing an all-natural product that is good for you. Our top-notch ingredients are not genetically modified, and we use non-irradiated spices – making Raye’s Mustards the natural choice for you!

Sure, Raye’s Mustards taste great. But perhaps more importantly, they provide a true mustard experience. Experience Raye’s Mustards today.


Urban Smokehouse

Mail Order BBQ

Andrew Buehler ’13

LOCATION: New York, NY | SHIPPING: Yes | WEBSITE: www.urbansmokehouse.co/

CONTACT: andrew@urbansmokehouse.co, (847) 757-7718


Pre-cooked BBQ ribs, slow-cooked to perfection, vacuum sealed, put on ice, and shipped nationwide. Enjoy ribs in minutes in the oven, grill, air fryer, or even microwave in minutes at home!


Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery
Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery

Estate Brewery

John Branding ’02

LOCATION: Waterford, VA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: info@wheatlandspring.com, (540) 687-0035


Wheatland Spring is an estate brewery offering drafts, cans, and bottles of beer made with ingredients we grow.

Family-owned and operated, we work our 30-acre farm to grow acres of grains, tend herb gardens, manage, produce, capture native yeast, use our natural water, and host honey bee hives for the sole purpose of offering the highest quality beer we’re capable of making.

We’re “Farming for Fermentation” and it allows us to create beer unique to Wheatland Spring that reflects the agricultural character of our land.

Retail

Ariel Grace Design
Ariel Grace Design

Custom-Made Canvas Rugs and Floorcloths

Gwenith Jones ’80

LOCATION: Portland, OR | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: gwen@arielgracedesign.com, (503) 206-2631


Ariel Grace Design specializes in beautifully crafted, custom-designed canvas rugs. We employ the finest materials and time-tested construction methods to create heirloom-quality floorcloths. Our floorcloths marry craft, function, and beauty.


B Abell Comprehensive Services

Artisan Crafts

Tiarra Abell ’12

LOCATION: Louisville, KY | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: babellservices@gmail.com, (502) 208-6470


We are a Female, LGBTQ, Black-owned business based out of Louisville, Kentucky. We make and sell bath & body products (soap, lotion bars, bath bombs, bath fizz bags, lip balm, lip scrub, etc.) and candles & wax melts.

Our products are all-natural, organic, and made from raw ingredients by hand with love. We sell our products wholesale, by consignment, at various local events, and on our website. We also offer customized gift sets and packages for your special event. Contact us for more information.


Catlyco Cat

Cat products

Shirley (Xiao Yi) Yeo  ’07

LOCATION: Wilmington, DE | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: Catlycocat@gmail.com, (917) 499-3404


Catlyco is a makers studio based in Wilmington, DE founded by Shirley Yeo in partnership with skilled craftsmen and women. With an emphasis on simple and meaningful designs, feline enrichment toys, and sustainable materials, we hope to bring joy to both you and your cats.


ChopValue Boston

Sustainable Home Furnishings

Elaine Chow ’00

LOCATION: Charlestown, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: elaine_boston@chopvalue.com, (857) 410-0440


We make handcrafted home decor and furnishings out of chopsticks recycled from the Boston area. All products are highly sustainable, carbon-negative, and manufactured locally in Boston as well. We also welcome visitors to our micro-factory!


Copper and Birch

Artificial and Live Wreaths

Kristen Vincent ’04

LOCATION: Shelburne, VT | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: Kristen@copperandbirchvt.com, (802) 923-6157


I donate 20% of the proceeds from my holiday wreaths to Hope Beneath the Tree. HBT is an organization that helps children, with incarcerated parents or who are impacted by the criminal justice system, receive Holiday gifts.


During Quiet Time LLC

Quilts & Patterns

Amy Friend ’96

LOCATION: West Newbury, MA  | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: amybfriend@gmail.com, (978) 257-2952


I am an author, designer, and teacher, specializing in foundation paper pieced quilt patterns and modern quilt designs.


From Esme

Artisan/Retail

Esme Goldfinger ’21

LOCATION: Somerville, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: esme@from-esme.com, (617) 610-9022


I design and sew all of my items myself in my bedroom. I make utilitarian-style bags, throw pillows, and other craft items. My color palette and functional emphasis is inspired by the Maine coast and the style of Maine people. I promote a slow fashion mindset that contributes to sustainable shopping and making while supporting small businesses and local economies.


Four Corners Supply Co

Artisan Crafts

Julia Traggorth ’09

LOCATION: Hanover, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: fourcornerssupplyco@gmail.com, (610) 416-9597


Four Corners Supply Co is local to Boston’s South Shore, but also available online.

Everything in the store is carefully selected. It’s produced with the environment and people in mind. It’s up-cycled, it’s made from sustainable resources, it doesn’t have forever chemicals that will pollute the environment, there’s no plastic, it’s made to last (where applicable), it’s made ethically by workers who make a fair wage and the companies I support put people over profit, meaning they give their time and their resources generously.

For locals, there’s a refill bar for soaps and cleaning products, but it also offers a number of sustainable home goods, gifts, and children’s items.


Hell Hollow Hops

Agricultural Product & Merchandise

Tom Fitzgerald ’16

LOCATION: West Lebanon, NH  | SHIPPING: Yes

ORDER: Call/Email/Message | CONTACT: tom@hellhollowhops.com, (339) 222-0846
WEBSITE: instagram.com/hellhollowhops


We at Hell Hollow Hops grow no-spray, regenerative, organic hops and sell them to local breweries throughout New England! Hop farming is a chemical-heavy industry that is predominantly based in the pacific northwest today. These herbicides and pesticides are bad for the long-term health of the plant, pollute waterways, harm the soil, and accelerate climate change. We aim to change that and bring US hop farming back to where it started, here in New Hampshire.

You can support us by purchasing our merchandise: hats, stickers, and magnets. Check us out on instagram.com/hellhollowhops


Kairos Cognition

Personalized Calendar

Francis Sopper ’77

LOCATION: Brattleboro, VT  | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: info@kairoscognition.com, (802) 254-6036


The twelve-month calendar is designed to capture your aspirations. It captures the beginning and end points of any significant projects you imagine accomplishing in the next year. The targets are written on date-cell-sized peelable and movable stickies to emphasize the dynamic nature of our aspirations.

Once targets are set, the Future Self notebook captures the movement of our actions toward those aspirations. Our research and practice are in service to your movement toward your singular Kairos: the optimum thing at the optimum time.


Laughing Goat Fiber Farm
Laughing Goat Fiber Farm

Fiber Farm

Lisa Pelletier Ferguson ’77

LOCATION: Ithaca, NY | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: Lisa@laughinggoatfiber.com, (607) 351-7361


Laughing Goat Fiber Farm raises Angora (Mohair) goats, Cashmere goats, and Alpaca for their highly desired natural fibers. We strive for energy and ecological sustainability and humane animal
husbandry
.

Our shop sells roving, yarn, and finished goods that are made by small US companies. Most items are machine knit but all use homegrown fiber. All the dyeing is done by Lisa from a palette of 75 colors.


Lukafit
Lukafit

Activewear

Mbali Ndlovu ’09

LOCATION: New York City, NY | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: mbali@lukafit.com, (347) 216-9905


Lukafit is an empowering and body-positive activewear brand. Our mission is to make sure women of all shapes and sizes feel seen and celebrated along their health and wellness journeys. We design squat-proof leggings, shorts, sports bras, and tops that fit, flatter, and celebrate diverse bodies and beauty.


LUMUKU
LUMUKU

Spanish/English Card Games for Kids

Ryan Dean ’09

LOCATION: Providence, RI | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: ryan@lumuku.co, (401) 632-7407


LUMUKU offers Spanish + English card games that are fun, educational, and a breath of fresh air. We are all about helping people learn and grow through fun experiences. By promoting more fun face-to-face interactions centered around language exchange, we can make a brighter future!


Maximum Weather Instruments

Weather Instruments

Eric Braitmayer ’88

LOCATION: New Bedford, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: sales@maximum-inc.com, (508) 995-2200


Maximum Weather Instruments are built by a small team of craftspeople and engineers in New Bedford, MA. We build decorative weather instruments for the home, as well as instrumentation that is utilized in industrial and commercial applications including wind energy, agriculture, safety, and construction.

We hope the Bates audience would appreciate the craftsmanship of our instruments and we would value the opportunity to get in front of the Bates audience. You can learn more at www.maximum-inc.com and www.imtra.com.


PL Space Inc.

Home Cleaning Products

Kelly Trimmer ’76

LOCATION: Dallas, TX | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: carol@purelivingspace.com, (800) 221-5109


Pure Living Space was started to help people seeking products to remove harmful chemicals and VOCs to improve their home living environment. We offer guidance to people with health issues or chemical sensitivities or people who just want to remove toxic chemicals from their homes. We only sell products from reliable companies that we have vetted and confirmed their products origin, performance, and test data.


Swiss Knife Shop

Pocket knives

Heather Elmer ’97

LOCATION: Amherst, NH | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: heather@swissknifeshop.com, (866) 438-7947


We offer the complete catalog of Victorinox Swiss Army Knives, as well as a wide selection of Leatherman multi-tools, Buck Knives, European kitchen cutlery, grooming gear, and more. We also have almost 100 Swiss Army Knives with handle designs/patterns created here at Swiss Knife Shop and made for us by Victorinox in Switzerland.

To make your gift more unique, we can add personalization to almost anything in store. We engrave names, dates, phrases… Use your imagination to create a one-of-a-kind gift.


Tina Labadini Designs
Tina Labadini Designs

Retail Shop

Beth Athanasoulas ’94

LOCATION: Concord, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: beth@tinalabadini.com, (617) 529-8636

TLD creates unique, memorable art, which is printed on over 20 different products, including flour sack towels, decorative pillows, children’s clothing, bags, and other items all of which make the perfect gift. Our team is based in Concord, Massachusetts, and our products can be purchased on our site and in boutiques across the country.


Two Minute Turtle Timer

Toothbrush timer

Virginia Berman ’87

LOCATION: Roslindale, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: vberman@rcn.com, (617) 390-4076

My partner invented and I designed the Two Minute Turtle Timer for toothbrushing, which I introduce to parents across the globe. It’s novel and an effective way to get kids to WANT to brush their teeth longer and in the right places! It brings a little joy to daily routines.


Tossi Jewelry

Handmade Jewelry

Tossy Garrett ’01

LOCATION: Northfield, VT | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: design@tossijewelry.com, (802) 485-9399

Handmade objects carry their own stories. Tossi Jewelry offers hand-carved sculptural silver and gold jewelry adorned with precious and semi-precious gems. Custom work is also available.


Two Minute Turtle Timer

Toothbrushing timer for kids

Virginia Berman ’87

LOCATION: Roslindale, MA | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: vberman@rcn.com, (617) 390-4076

My partner invented and I designed the Two Minute Turtle Timer for toothbrushing, which I introduce to parents across the globe. It’s novel and an effective way to get kids to WANT to brush their teeth longer and in the right places! It brings a little joy to daily routines.


Warm Norwegian

Handman Woolen Products

Sarah Oremland ’07

LOCATION: Arvada, CO | SHIPPING: Yes

Order Online | CONTACT: soremland@gmail.com, (847) 977-0993


WarmNorwegian is not only perfect for those cold Maine days, but for anyone who enjoys handmade items. We sell merino wool mittens, handmade in Norway in traditional patterns.

Services

Attentive Leadership

Leadership Coaching, Organizational Consulting

Dana De Nault ’85

LOCATION: Redwood City, CA | Available Virtually

Order Online | CONTACT: dana@attentiveleadership.co , (165) 065-6186


Dr. De Nault is an expert at defining and converting leadership and change strategy into creative, high-return alignment and results. He uses positive, systemic approaches and neuro leadership-based coaching to collaboratively improve leadership, organizational learning, performance, and stakeholder health by diagnosing and empowering clients, so they can eliminate human-generated barriers. He is mindful of advanced behavioral theory and motivation practices that market-based business metrics and popular change methodologies are not designed to diagnose. He is the founder of the Attentive Leadership Model ©, a consulting approach that includes the mindful intertwine of Transformational Change Practices with Agile Strategy Execution – a model that respects a client’s time and resources.


ALBUQUERQUE IWAMA AIKIDO

Martial Arts School

Paul Barrett ’80

LOCATION: Albuquerque, NM | Gift Cards Available

Website | CONTACT: info@ABQIwamaAikido.com, (505) 832-7145


Aikido blends the motion of the attacker and redirects the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. O Sensei’s goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attackers from injury. Aikido requires very little physical strength, as the aikidōka “leads” the attacker’s momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks.

Aikido training is intended to promote physical and mental training, according to the proficiency level of each practitioner regardless of age or gender. Aikido training is not only good for health but also develops self-confidence useful in daily life.


Camp Tapawingo

Summer Camp

JD Lichtman ’02

LOCATION: Sweden, ME | Gift Cards Available

Order Online | CONTACT: info@camptapawingo.com, (207) 647-3351


Since our founding women established it in 1919, Camp Tapawingo has been transforming the lives of girls by helping them to grow into compassionate, courageous, and confident women both at Tap and beyond.

Tapawingo offers a wide range of new experiences and unique traditions to draw campers away from the noise, distractions, and unproductive expectations of a technology-centered society and toward the deep, enduring friendships formed at Tap. We create an atmosphere of safety and inclusivity that encourages. We cheer each other on, we celebrate our differences, we lift each other up, and we build upon our century-long culture and traditions. We are a FAMILY.


Cauze

A social network for philanthropy

Carter Jons ’97

LOCATION: Boise, ID | Make a Donation

WEBSITE | CONTACT: carter@cauze.com, (847) 989-5459


Give the gift of giving back to your community with Cauze. Cauze has created a new way of giving to charity – where giving is a social experience that connects us, where anyone can feel like a philanthropist. Our mission is to redefine personal and social priorities around altruism and social contribution – to make everyone a giver. Unleash Your Good!


CamBright Research

Survey Research

Victoria Albright ’74

LOCATION: Durham, NC | Gift Cards Available

Order Online | CONTACT: valbright@cam-bright.com, (847) 989-5459


CamBright Research partners with researchers and program evaluators in various sectors – pharmaceutical firms, academic institutions, public health agencies, and non-profits to develop customized study designs, sampling approaches, databases, and analytic approaches.

We also help professional associations and large families reach out to their members to organize and coordinate large events. We help communication companies reach out to readers. We help non-profits learn what they can do to help their constituencies. Maybe we can help you!


Connemara Bay Fishing Charters
Connemara Bay Fishing Charters

Service/Guided Fishing Trips

Kevin O’Maley ’83

LOCATION: Gloucester, MA | SHIPPING: Yes (Gift Certificates) | WEBSITE: www.cbcharters.com/

CONTACT: cbcharters37@gmail.com, (978) 283-0197


Connemara Bay Fishing Charters offers custom, private fishing trips out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Each trip is geared to meet the needs of the group with a maximum of six passengers per boat. We specialize in family trips, friends gatherings, corporate outings, and bachelor & bachelorette parties.

Our custom trips are for all skill levels — from first-timers to seasoned anglers. Target species include: tuna, haddock, striped bass, bluefish, and lobster. We offer early morning and mid-day trips as well as evening cruises. Our season runs from May 1 through mid-November. Call to book your private charter today.


Lighthouse Career Coaching

Life/Career design coaching

Anne Shields ’80

LOCATION: Rochester, NY | Available Virtually

Order Online | CONTACT: lighthousecareercoach@gmail.com, (585) 532-7868


We guide clients through (re)designing a career/life that reflects their talents and values, bringing more meaning to their work and out-of-work selves. Liberal arts students and grads are our sweet spot!

Straight lines in careers are rare. You get to choose, change your interests, change your mind, and change directions.

Give the gift of career coaching to someone you love by purchasing a gift certificate. 


MVB Coaching

Sports Training/Personal Training

Martin Benes ’07

LOCATION: Soda Springs, CA | Available Online

Order Online | CONTACT: coach@mvbcoaching.com, (510) 326-2667


Offering fully customized exercise and training programs for endurance sports and general fitness. Specializing in running, skiing, cross-country skiing, and general fitness. Aiming to bring world-class endurance coaching to everyone.


OwnersBox

Fantasy Sports (Sports-Tech)

Sandy Plashkes ’19

LOCATION: West Newton, MA | Gift Cards Available

Order Online | CONTACT: info@sportsetc.net, 1-800-GAMBLER


Based out of Kitchener, Ontario, OwnersBox is an innovative sports-tech company that launched its flagship product in September 2019. With our weekly concept, the intention is to combine the benefits of both daily and season-long and create a hybrid product that appeals to the 60+ million North American fantasy sports users.

We offer a full eCommerce website, including gift cards, where you can purchase sporting goods from us. We will ship anywhere in the US.


Piano lessons with Karl
Piano lessons with Karl
Zoom & In-Person

Virtual and In-Person Music Lessons

Karl Steudel ’87

LOCATION: Burbank, CA | Available Virtually or In-Person

Order Online | CONTACT: ksteudel@yahoo.com, (978) 386-5644


For over 30 years, I have been teaching Piano privately. It is one of the great joys in my life. I earned a Minor from Bates in Music in 1987 and then continued on at Berklee College of Music.


YNDI Yoga

Online yoga and meditation platform

Lana Vogestad ’00

LOCATION: Rollinsford, NH | Available Virtually

Order Online | CONTACT: lana@yndiyoga.com, (678) 628-7079


Travel through atmospheric environments and soundscapes with YNDI Yoga as you bring your body and mind to optimal health, and nourish your soul. Empowering, transformational, and accessible, YNDI is an immersive experience where yoga, meditation, and art come to breathe. With uncompromising depth, international yoga teacher and visual artist, Lana Vogestad E-RYT 500, guides each practice with clear instruction— including modifications for the more challenging postures— to improve your mental and physical well-being. Reinforced by the cinematography and custom soundscapes, each yoga class and guided meditation is a multi-sensory journey to bliss.