Nearly every retailer on the planet is shouting from the mountaintops about their upcoming Black Friday deals.  However, if you are looking to give a gift that is a little more unique, we have found some great ideas.  You may or may not be aware of the many Nebraska businesses that are ripe with gifts perfect for the holidays.  What’s even better, is that you can order online and get your Christmas shopping done while sipping cocoa in your Husker sweats!


Jensen-Photography: With Abby Jensen’s art hanging on the walls of our corporate headquarters, we may be a bit biased, but the work of this Nebraska artist is sure to delight anyone on your list.  Her landscapes range from the open plains of our own state to the grape fields of Peru and the vastness of the African Sahara.  Prints are personally signed by the artist and are professionally framed before arrival. All you have to do is select your favorite and the rest is taken care of for you!  You can view her full gallery online and select sizing and frame options right from the site.

As with most artists, preparing a piece takes some time, so we encourage you to take a look soon to ensure that your gifts are wrapped and under the tree in time to make your Yuletide truly memorable. For anyone who believes in supporting Nebraska’s network of small businesses, this site is a must. Grow Nebraska is an organization that helps Cornhusker entrepreneurs learn to excel.  From retailing to marketing to accounting, Grow Nebraska provides the skills needed to support the hundreds of Nebraska small businesses. The site includes many gift favorites including jewelry, bath products, spices, candles, and more.

Bakers Candies: Looking to satisfy a sweet tooth? Bakers’ colorful confections are a perfect fit.  From uber-festive boxes, to Husker-themed offerings, and free shipping (with conditions), it’s a great site to get gifts for your favorite teacher, boss, or chocoholic.

Do you have a favorite Nebraska-based business for gifts?  Let us know in the comments section below.


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