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Shem & Lara
Mr. B's Necessities 

Becca & Scott
Headland's Handmade
Dana Point

Different Take Jewelry
San Clemente

Kendra & Baron
Pernicious Pickling
Costa Mesa

John & Natalie
Fire and Light

Alec & Aric
Los Angeles

San Clemente

CeeCee Bee Sisters
San Diego

Betsy Thugard
B. Toffee
Newport Beach

Hungry Elephant
Los Angeles

David & Risa Baron
Jackie's Jams
San Diego

Heidi & Nikki
Heidi's Salsa
Los Angeles

Kate Mudge
San Clemente

Lisa Young
LKLY Designs
Long Beach

Dawne Clarke
Happy Housewives
San Clemente

Carson w/ Dream Hard Trickster
Locker Board
San Clemente

The Juniper Ridge Team
Out foraging in the hills
Los Angeles

Marilyn Nowak
Lil Green Wagon
Coto de Caza

Jolie Mesmer
Laguna Salt Co.
Laguna Beach

Milestone Candles
San Clemente

Mac and Ry
San Clemente

Mixify Beauty
San Fransico

Sharon & Zack Long
Twin Peaks

Chelsea Ward
Sketchy Notions
Los Olivos


Maureen & Dale
TH and R Collective
San Clemente

Tava Sunscreen
San Clemente

Massey Honey Beekeeping
Yorba Linda

Rachelle Liberty 
Melody Beach
San Clemente

LB Love
Long Beach


Skel Design
Hermosa Beach

San Clemente Bath Co
San Clemente

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Custom, California Inspired Wrapping Paper Line!

Only available at Near & Dear!  This year, we have added a line of custom designed and California inspired wrapping papers.  This has been a labor of love for Tara and I for sure!  It is VERY difficult to find wrapping paper that is made in the USA, yet alone here in California!  Most is printed overseas unfortunately, which is how those wrapping papers you see at the big retailers can be so cost effective.  With Near & Dear we know you are paying a premium price, but it is also a premium quality paper and made with so much love.  We worked with an amazing local graphic designer (Cyndy Stauffer) and a local printer (Unique Printing in Covina) and are excited to...

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New Year, new products, more California Love!

We are thrilled to launch another amazing year of Near & Dear!  Our catalog has expanded with 42 different vendors and so many amazing CALIFORNIA made products.  We even have our own line of wrapping paper (I will blog about that later).  We can't wait for everyone to get in there and shop...every purchase helps our local schools and local businesses at the same time, who doesn't love that!   Happy Shopping!  Caroline & Tara  

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We are here: Near & Dear!

We are here: Near & Dear! We’ve launched - and we are on a mission to approach school fundraising in a new way.School fundraising is a vital means to helping enrich the experience and education of the student body. Many states across America are doing the best with what they have.  Tax dollars keep teachers in the classrooms, lights on, and the library open. However, state funds are not enough to bridge the gap between what the school truly wants to do for our children and what it is financially able to do.Year after year, our kids would bring home school fundraising catalogs full of cheap, mass-produced plastic goods, and other unwanted or unneeded items. These fundraisers were often the...

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