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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

 

We know you didn't get all your shopping done on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, nor should you have. Part of the joy of holiday gift shopping should be in the finding itself. Which is why we'll be bringing you Gift Guides from now right up through Christmas, for everyone on your list. Let's begin with budget-loving ideas that are all from Rhode Island sources--artists, designers, or retailers. Let the shopping begin.


 

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Clambake Earrings

Summer dining in Rhode Island usually involves clams in some form-chowder, clambakes, fried clams, stifles, steamers!  Show your love for bivalves with these funky earnings made by a Pawtucket librarian by day, artist by night!

Price: $15

Buy it from: Black Sheep Designs/Etsy

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YouDoo Doll

Make a soft and cuddly version of yourself, or make one of your worst enemy and stick it with pins, in this crazy and creative bit of voodoo crafting. Created in the United Kingdom, but available right here in Rhode Island.

Price: $24

Buy it from: Homestyle, 229 Westminster St, Providence.

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Kowalli KozyHats

Warm up little heads with locally designed and manufactured KozyHats, which come in a playful array of colors, are hand-crafted, and designed to not ride forward on baby’s head. Made of top-quality machine-washable Polartec® fabric, so cleanup is a breeze.

Price: $22

Buy it from: Kowalli online, or at Kreatelier, 804 Hope St, Providence.

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Sea Glass Pins

Give them a piece of beach life in Rhode Island to carry with them year-round, in these affordable and beautiful pieces of jewelry created by local designers.

Price: $24

Buy it from: Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry, 17 Peck St, Providence.

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Chambray Pocket Square

A classic, and classy, touch for any man's jacket, these squares are created by Providence's  WHARF Clothing & Wares from their equally handcrafted shirts. 100% cotton, and made right in New England.

Price: $25

Buy it from: WHARF Clothing & Wares, 212 Westminster St, Providence.

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Fisticup

For any coffee lover with a cantankerous streak, the Fisticup is the perfect brass-knuckles way to caffeinate. The perfect co-worker gift. Just don't tell the boss.

Price: $16

Buy it from: The Curatorium, 197 Wickenden St, Providence.

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Lobster Pillow

A charming 20"x20" accent pillow for any Rhode Island home summons up sun, sand, and sea. And at this very affordable price, it's even a perfect hostess gift for a holiday overnight.

Price: $25

Buy it from: Newport Nautical Decor.

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Circle Heart Bangle

Show your love and add a little beachsand in for good measure, with this lightweight and unusual handcrafted piece from this East Greenwich-based artist. It even comes in a dreamy organza gift bag.

Price: $19

Buy it from: annemadedesigns on Etsy, here.

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Pine Tree Forest Candle

Stock up on these soy candles as go-to gifts when you're running out the door, and save one for yourself, because they're that good. Specially made for Providence's Noon, these beauties are made with renewable, biodegradable, water soluble, US grown soy wax, essential oils and a cotton wick.

Price: $20

Buy it from: Noon, 75 Weybosset St, Providence.

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Burst Coasters

And while we're shopping at Noon, that fantastic new gift boutique in Providence's Downcity, another irresistible find for under $25 is this set of 8 letterpress coasters printed on filter paper with hand-mixed soy inks. They make any night a party.

Price: $12

Buy it from: Noon, 75 Weybosset St, Providence.

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Kid's Signal Belt

Please the little sailors in any family with this bright and nautical signal flag belt. And while you're perusing the remarkable yachting-inspired products at Style Newport on Thames, you may find yourself sending your own gift list signals to Santa.

Price: $18

Buy it from: Style Newport, 302 Thames St, Newport.

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Zombie Tarot Cards

Who will not love this deck of the undead telling your future? Just hope that it does not include zombies...

Price: $18

Buy it from: The Curatorium, 197 Wickenden St, Providence.

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Blowfish Bottle Stoppers

The wine lover on your list will be delighted with these blown glass bottle stoppers of colorful blowfish. A perfect hostess gift as well.

Price: $19

Buy it from: The Sea Star Collection, 148 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

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Trois Petits Cochons

Someone love pigs? Love cleanliess? Need to clean up their act? Say it en francais with these wonderful triple-milled soaps from Gianna Rose Atelier and stocked at Sea Star Collection in Newport.

Price: $21

Buy it from: The Sea Star Collection, 148 Bellevue Ave, Newport.

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Vintage Style Tin Signs

Say it in tin, and say it with humor, in these fun, collectible signs that look at home in nearly every setting.

Price: $10

Buy it from: No Place Like Home, 6 Money Hill Rd, Chepachet.

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Cash Wallet

Look like you can afford way more than $25 gifts with Loaded!, the wry wallet that looks like a folded stack of $100 bills. It, like everything at the risd/works museum store, has a RISD connection. Loaded! was designed by Jason Amendolara, class of '94. Teen gift or stocking stuffer, not to mention Hipster appeaser.

Price: $25

Buy it from: risd/works, 20 North Main St, Providence.

 
 

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