Do you want to support a fellow Lawrentian as you do your holiday shopping? We’ve pulled together a gift guide courtesy of those who shared with us products or services they’ve created and have available online. It might be a business they’ve founded or crafts they make or art they’ve created or a book they’ve written.

This list only includes Lawrentians who responded to our ask, and only those who have a web presence, whether it’s their primary money-maker or a side hustle. All links here are active. Happy shopping.

Art, music, photography, design

  • Tanya Harsch ’05, … Paintings, prints, etchings, postcards, children’s books, art merch, illustrations, arty socks, clocks, and more.
  • Lizzie Aldag ’05, Liz Aldag Ceramics; … A small-batch ceramic artist creating functional, wheel-thrown pottery in Durham, North Carolina.
  • Claudia Kuhn ’86, Claudia Kuhn Photography; … Gorgeous photography from around the world available as canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more.
  • Isabel Dammann ’17, Sprig of That; … Acoustic folk music, soap, socks, prints, posters, stickers. Sprig of That is an acoustic folk trio with violinist Isabel Dammann ’17, guitarist Ilan Blanck ’17, and tabla player Krissy Bergmark.
  • Andy Bauman ’11, Cogito Prints; … Handmade linoleum relief prints to challenge and inspire.
  • Erika Rand ’95, Erika Rand Fine Art Prints; … Inspirational fine art photography. Current project is a rare collaboration with members of the Hopi tribe.


  • Yaw Asare ’96, Sharay’s Ghana Style Brittle; … Peanut brittle made with more nuts and less brittle.
  • Victoria Rakowski ’06, Treats by Torie LLC; … Custom cookies, DIY cookie kits, holiday cookies, fudge, and caramel corn.
  • Zain Ali ’15, IndiFix; … An Indian snack subscription box that delivers India’s most loved snacks and treats straight to your doorstep.

Clothing, hats, shoes, blankets

  • Emily Rohm ’01, … Rompers, bespoke clothing, masks, and more.


  • Spencer Tweedy ’19, Mirror Sound: A Look into the People and Processes Behind Self-Recorded Music; … A photo book of DIY music-making.
  • Kathleen Krull ’74, children’s books; … Illustrated nonfiction books for young readers.

Crafts, jewelry, beauty, antiques, other

  • Kyle Simon ’12, The Clear Cut; … A DTC diamond jewelry company co-founded by Kyle.
  • Ken Melchert ’73, The Harp Gallery; … Antique and vintage furniture outlet.
  • Brenna Decker ’14, Brenna Lynn Studio; … Hand-made and custom paper bead and wire tree jewelry, and photographic cards/prints.
  • Chelsea Wagner ’07, Community Homestead; … Wooden puzzles, ceramics, cards, fabrics, rugs, felted figures, paintings, baked goods by adults with and without special needs.
  • Jeanne Loehnis ’81, Songs for Your Spirit LLC; … Personal life coaching without the coach. Sturdy 4×6 cards inspire out-of-the-box, magical thinking and deep reflection.

All items on the holiday shopping guide were submitted by third party members of the Lawrence community. The entries are provided for general informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by Lawrence University of the linked site or its contents. For more information, email