In need of a few last minute gifts? Here are a few gift ideas from some great local businesses downtown.
A great gift at a great price, these blank page journals from The Paris Market are a clever, personalized gift. With titles like “Academics I Met and Liked” to “Fashionistas I Met and Liked”, you are sure to find one fitting for your friends or family. The journals range from $13.75-$25 depending on size.
These wonderful, vintage inspired cases can also be found at The Paris Market. The clever prints on canvas make them a witty gift idea. The glasses case is $20, the MP3 case is $30 and the laptop case is $62.
For the children in your life, these unique, knitted stuffed animals make great gifts to be cherished for a life time. These stuffed animals are $36 and can also be found at The Paris Market.
Another great gift idea for the younger people in your life are these activity kits. They are packaged in adorable tin cases to keep everything together and organized. These kits are great for spending time together. They can also be found at The Paris Market and are $16 each.
Nourish, a natural bath product store, offers many great scented, hand made “Bath Fizzies” at $3 each. These are great products that promote relaxation. Nourish also offers a gift station with baskets, jars and bins to create your own gift set.
Who doesn’t love a great scarf this time of year? Red Clover offers these hand dyed silk scarves. These scarves are locally made and no two are exactly alike, making them a great, unique gift. These scarves run at $27 a piece.
Red Clover also offers a multitude of unique, locally made jewelry at affordable prices. Their necklaces range from $14-$38. Red clover is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information visit their website.
Kitchens on the Square is a wonderland of kitchen toys. This beer book is a great, fun gift for the beer lover in your life. At only $5, it is a great gift idea to go along with a six pack.
This Bacon Press is a clever gift idea for the meat-eating breakfast lovers of the world. At only $9, this cast-iron press is great for sandwiches.
This hilarious display at Kitchens on the Square is home to many dirty refrigerator magnets. At only $4.50 each, these are great for any college student.
This set of gifts goes out to the musicians. The guitar neck pan handler, at $10, is great for protecting hands from the heat. The guitar spatula is great way to be imaginative and rock out a batch of pancakes for $14. The music note ice trays are a festive way to liven up a party at only $9. These items were all also found at Kitchens on the Square.
These natural products for men are a great gift, inexpensive gift for a man who likes to be pampered. The products contain no fragrance oils or chemicals and range from $5 to $18. They can be found at Arc, a recently opened, hand-picked resale shop.Contact Jessi Gilbert.