Wednesday Dec 13 2017
Grab that gift-giving list. It’s time to make some serious progress. Here’s a list of 20 unique gifts you’ll find at Gardner Village. No expedited shipping costs. No big box bordem. Simply local charm and a wide assortment of ideas for everyone on your list.
Stop #1: Aunt Elsie’s Trinkets & Treasures
Even if you don’t have time to make a gift, you can still give a unique, hand-crafted creation. This gorgeous dreamcatcher is just one of the many handmade pieces designed by the talented consigners at Aunt Elsie’s. Talk about dreamy!
Stop #2: Camera Shy
When it comes to priceless offerings, photos rank high on the list. You can’t go wrong giving someone you love a framed picture of your family with Santa. There’s still time to get in on the fun before Christmas. Or you can always pick up a gift card for a 2018 photo session.
Stop #3: Celebrations by Modern Display
Enhance the Christmas Eve magic. Replace that ordinary glass of milk with a beverage served in one of these North Pole pretties.
Stop #4: CF Home
This posh piggy is one of the store’s top sellers, and it’s easy to see why. He’s big on farm charm and will add serious personality to any kitchen.
Stop #5: Chocolate Covered Wagon
If the way to your recipient’s heart is through his or her tummy, everyone’s going to love this stop. From handmade caramels and salt water taffy to freshly-dipped fruit and caramel apples to specialty candy and chocolates, satisfying that sweet tooth has never been easier or tastier!
Stop #6: Cottage Retreat Spa & Salon
Annnd… exhale! Once the hustle and bustle of the holidays is through, the gift of relaxation will be a welcome offering. Choose from various high-quality products or make it easier on yourself and simply grab a gift card.
Stop #7: Down to Earth
Say “happy holidays” with hobnail. You’ll be the buzz of the neighborhood with this sweet honey dish, and it even comes gift wrapped!
Stop #8: Georgell Doll Shop
Remember the movie Clueless? And the scene where Cher, the main character, is going through her closet? Swoooon! This full wall of clothes, shoes, and accessories (only partially in view here) seems the 18”-doll equivalent. There are so many awesome outfits to choose from. Select one or create an entire adorable wardrobe.
Stop #9: Layers Beautiful Bedding
Gift the gift of warmth with a cozy throw. You’ll find every price point (the fluffy white ones are just $29.99!), whether you’re looking for an affordable Secret Santa gift or a slightly more luxurious splurge to put on your own wish list.
Stop #10: Lulu’s Boutique
Do you still have teachers, coworkers, bus drivers, and other important people to buy something for? The easy recipe for small-gift success is one part baked goods (hello Naborhood Bakery delights!) and one part darling dish towel. Either of these sweet linens will do the trick.
Stop #11: M Soaps
Here, you’ll find plenty of the essentials… essential oils, that is. As well as handmade soaps, bath bombs, and other hand-crafted care items.
Stop #12: Plum Dandy
With all of the running around Mom does, it seems her feet ought to at least be walkin’ in style. Dibs on the gray boots!
Stop #13: Shopaholics
You’ve found the boots. Time for some boot socks to complete the package!
Stop #14: Simply Flowers
Succulents are the perfect pick-me-up on these gray winter days.
Stop #15: Sock City
Be the #1 gift giver, and surprise your favorite sports fan with a stocking full of stockings!
Stop #16: Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique
Like a bow on a package, the accessories in this shop are the perfect finishing touch for any holiday ensemble. (That hat, though! Am I right? Soooo cute!)
Stop #17: Storybook Nook
As a mother, I’m always seeking kid-tested treasures and recommendations from fellow parents. Allow me to offer such a service to you now. My two-year-old ADORES these books! They offer much entertainment and are educational t’ boot. Talk about a toddler idea that pops!
Stop #18: The Art Cottage
Make an impression with art. You’ll find hand-painted pieces by local artists, including this colorful wall hanging that will instantly freshen up any tired gallery wall.
When in doubt, give the gift of a night (or day) out. It’s an excellent idea for your party host, your mail carrier, your child care provider… anyone, really. After all, who doesn’t love a delicious meal they don’t have to prepare?
MAKE SHOPPING FUN AGAIN
Gardner Village puts the magic back in holiday shopping. With the free elf displays and scavenger hunt, you can literally make a game out of your shopping endeavor. Plus, you’ll find extra sweet touches in every small, locally-owned shop at The Village. From make-and-takes at The Art Cottage to pony rides at The Farm to story time with Mrs. Claus at Georgell Doll Shop, it really is a land of winter wonder. Have fun and be safe out there, dear friends!
Between now and Christmas, you can experience story time with Mrs. Claus every Thursday and Saturday from 6-7:30 PM at Georgell Doll Shop.