A selection of local gift ideas for the procrastinator.
Warm her heart with cozy accessories she’ll actually use! You’ll never go wrong when you buy her hats and mittens to keep her toasty. These cable-knit hats have a playful pom at the top and the mittens will come in handy all winter. Choose between solid colors and prints and patterns and stick these items in a stocking or on top of a larger gift as a fun, last-minute addition. Available at Ila & Lucille in Rockford. Hats: $28. Mittens: $20.
Not a soul will notice that you waited until the last minute when you show up with jewelry. Build your own unique lock necklace by starting with your desired metal type then customize with a birthstone or diamond. Heck, go for a matching set and complete the look with the birthstone square stud earrings. These minimalist square studs with a center stone accent are simple yet sophisticated. The small square features a flush set diamond or birthstone and is made with sterling silver or solid 14k yellow gold. Available at Dime & Regal in Grand Rapids. Necklace: $70-$470. Earrings: $50-$140.
Translating memories and emotions into products and experiences, Byredo fragrances reinvent the world of luxury. One spray is enough to bathe the neck in the atmosphere of the Gypsy Water fragrance. It’s an ode to the beauty of Romani culture, its unique customs, intimate beliefs and distinguished way of living. The scent awakens the dream of a colorful lifestyle made of innate nomadism. Woody notes of pine needle and sandalwood associated with intense amber and fresh citrus evoke the fever of gypsy nights spent in the forest. If that sounds good to you, here’s one more selling point: This perfume is unisex, so it’s completely sharable. Available at A.K. Rikk’s in Grand Rapids for $190-$270.
I'll Drink To That!
This unisex gift would make any man or woman happy (especially if it’s accompanied with a little something to fill it up). These 10-ounce low-ball glasses feature the name of your favorite city in a delightfully old fashioned, hand-engraved style. Also worth noting, these glasses are made in the USA and dishwasher safe. Available at The Counting House in Grand Rapids for $24.