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Gift Guide 2012 Page 4

100 gift ideas from over 60 local shops

By Rachel Piper
Posted // November 21,2012 -


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Balloon Cosmetic Bags $13-$25

When she needs to go up, up and away—in a beautiful balloon or a 747—she can store her makeup in style in one of these colorful bags.
Two Dancing Cats, 1790 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, 801-485-0554

Asymmetrical Coat $136

Business in the front, party in the back! Well, sort of: The left side of this Kling coat is brown tweed; the right is brown houndstooth—and the sleeves are the opposite. It’s quirky, but still paints a pretty, professional silhouette.
Q Clothing, 215 E. Broadway, Salt Lake City, 801-474-2000,

Rings $20+
If you like it, put a ring on it—no, not that ring; who wants to be stuck with the same ring on the same finger forever? These high-quality statement rings range from playful to glam, and will allow her to change up her style on the daily.
Solissa’s Boutique, 1950 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, 801-467-2909,

Brown Cloche Hat $18

She’ll make a statement both demure and bold in this smart vintage-inspired hat in soft brown. Its black accent band means it accessorizes with all her winter wear for a look that transcends the decades.
Ume Boutique, 186 25th St., Ogden, 801-393-7326,

Hand-Painted Bowls $5.10

She can use these bright bowls for everything from a small scoop of ice cream (portion control!) to stashing her rings and jewelry at the end of the evening.
Details, 1987 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, 801-364-8963,

Slap Watches $20

With their neon colors, slap-on silicone bands and interchangeable faces, Slap Watches are reminiscent of the watch crazes of the ’80s and ’90s. Collect ‘em all!
Nineteen70, 1927 Murray Holladay Road, 801-272-1202,

Votive Paint Box $48

The flickering flames of these votive candles will let her paint her space with all the colors of the wind. Choose from the cool-hued paint box in soothing colors like peacock and indigo, or the warm-hued box, with colors that’ll bring a more intense—maybe even sensual—tone to the night.
Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery Inc., 3295 S. 2000 East, Salt Lake City, 801-467-8770,

Melie Bianco Isabel Purse $99.95
This sophisticated, blush-colored purse features a multitude of interior and exterior pockets. An adjustable shoulder strap and secure key-loop closure will help her be (sensibly) pretty in pink.
Hip & Humble, Multiple locations,

Cartoon Dress $85

She’ll look tops in this fun frock. Sure, the retro-cartoon fabric proclaims that “Home Sewing Is Easy!”, but who could improve on the design of this ready-made dress?
Rockin Dames Salon & Couture, 136 25th St., Ogden, 801-394-5000,

ésame Retro Makeup $18-$26
Not just modern makeup gussied up in a vintage package, Bésame makes high-quality lipsticks, mascaras, powders and rouges in the tradition of the most glamorous Hollywood era, but enriched with vitamins and green-tea extract.
Endless Indulgence, 105 25th St., Ogden, 801-540-8390

Art Deco Necklace $38
This swinging friend will turn your tepid twosome into a lurid love triangle after your sweetheart sets her eyes on this dazzling necklace and its matching gold earrings.
Koo de Ker, 1037 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-359-4870,

Sorel Conquest Carly Boots $219.95

Used to be, you had to sacrifice style when it came to finding a really hefty winter boot. Not so with the Sorel Conquest Carly boots, which transition seamlessly from the winter cabin to the snow-shoveled sidewalks of Salt Lake City. Bungee laces make the boot shaft a perfect fit, while insulated rubber means moisture and cold temps are never a problem.
Sports Den, 1350 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-582-5611,

Lavender Hill Products $7.50-$12
Lavender does more than just smell nice—it’s known to soothe troubled nerves and calm the mind. And if she’s concerned about her carbon footprint, she’ll feel even less anxious when she finds out that the lavender for Lavender Hill’s soaps, lotions, mists and oils is grown locally in Eden, Utah.
Green the World, 143 25th St., Ogden, 801-781-3931,

Mary Frances Purse $328

Is it a purse or a piece of art? Both: The cascade of turquoise and silver beads gives it a look both timeless and exotic, making it perfect for a night out or glitzing up the workday. There’s only one setting in which this purse isn’t ideally suited: buried in the back of a closet with other, lesser purses—but that likely won’t be a problem.
Chalk Garden Co-Op, 74 S. Main, Salt Lake City, 801-364-4032,

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