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Gift Guide 2013 

101 gifts for guys & gals from Utah's local shops

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Vintage Ski Glam Courchevel Zip-neck $149.99

Paired with designer jeans or even ratty ski pants, this colorful zip-neck, made with silk and spandex, will keep her feeling cozy and cool, even if she’s never zoomed down the slopes of France’s legendary Courchevel resort.
Wasatch Powder House, 3138 E. 6200 South, Salt Lake City, 801-987-3005,

Fossil Explorer Tote $229.95

No matter if she’s taking a last-minute red-eye flight or traveling light on an in-city mission, this bag is as adaptable as she is. Exposed zippers and exterior pockets keep essential tools—keys, knives, lipstick—within reach, and the unique fold-over top means she can carry this bag as a large tote or fold it down and sling it over her shoulder as a low-profile messenger.
Hip & Humble, Multiple locations,

Pinup Couture Wicker Purse $78

This sturdy purse opens wide and stands straight, and will add a bit of sass to an everyday outfit or complete her vintage ensemble.
Endless Indulgence, 136 25th St., Ogden, 801-540-8390

Knit Cap & Infinity Scarf $32-$38

Whether she’s spending the winter in the office or the country manor, indoor temps can get pretty chilly when receptionist Rhonda or Jeeves the butler insists on keeping the thermostat low. This nubby, uber-warm infinity scarf is extra large, with a gorgeous pattern alternating between basket-weave and garter stitching. Paired with the snug, sparkly cap, she’ll keep cozy while staying chic.
Koo de Ker, 1037 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-359-4870,

TokyoMilk Perfume $33

With these unique 1-ounce scents, all with fanciful photos viewable through the glass, she can change her fragrance as often as she changes her outfit or mood. Options range from the sugary-sweet Let Them Eat Cake to the complex Song in D Minor, which combines white orchid, gardenia, orange flower and amber.
The Children’s Hour, 898 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City, 801-359-4150,

Plane Wool Skirt $38

If she’s ever sucked back in time to complete a crucial mission, she’ll want to be equipped with this mostly subdued skirt, which will allow her to blend in with a crowd while still showing off her daring side. Made with warm wool and—best of all—pockets, this skirt will see her through all of her high-flying adventures.
Q Clothing, 215 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-474-2000,

Tulle Primary Prim Coat $94

Candy-apple-red color? Check. Pleats in the back? Check. Triangle cuff detail? Check. Whimsical collar? Check. This coat has everything she’ll need to stand out from the crowd.
Ume Boutique, 186 25th St., Ogden, 801-393-7326

Sea Sponge $34

Natural sea sponges create a luxurious lather and are far softer than synthetic sponges. And when one of these classic sponges is added to the scene, a relaxing bath becomes something out of an old-fashioned Hollywood movie.
Tabula Rasa, Trolley Square, 602 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, 801-575-5043,

BB Dakota Geometric Cardigan $68

This drapey, open cardigan is cozy enough to pair with slippers and a mug of cocoa on Christmas morning and trendy enough to effortlessly transition to a hip holiday party.
Olive & Tweed, 608 Main, Park City, 435-649-9392,

Molten Necklace $188

This stunning necklace was actually handmade with resin, but it looks like something you had to barter with an underworld prince for, or traveled to the top of the highest mountain to obtain.
Two Dancing Cats, 1790 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, 801-485-0554

South African Tea Set $33-$104

You’ll finally be able to please the picky person who loves “traditional” pieces that are somehow also unique and unusual. This textured tea set, made by renowned artist Dragana Jevtovic, combines the Old World Dutch pottery style with an African motif—the African guinea fowl, which is indigenous to Jevtovic’s adopted home of South Africa.
Kudu, 2155 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-583-5838,

Boot Socks $9.99

These warm, ruffly socks will make her winter boots even more fashion-forward. Paired with a dress or layered over skinny jeans, these socks can add an accent to knee-high boots or scrunch down cozily above mid-calf boots.
All About Socks, Multiple locations,

Smartphone Gloves $26

As long as her phone isn’t frozen, she’ll be good to go with these on-trend gloves. The fingertips are coated with a special material that works on smartphone touch screens, combining tech-forward function with classic style.
Q Clothing, 215 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-474-2000,

Carry-all Sports Bra $45

Sure, those commercials make it look easy to just tie on some shoes and hit the road, but real-life runners have to worry about things like keys, phones and emergency snacks. And by the time you start fiddling with arm straps or bulky gear belts, that six-mile run begins looking way less enticing than a marathon of six Scandal episodes. Local company Swoob makes it possible for her to have an ad-ready run with its soft, high-impact sports bras, equipped with three pockets for tucking essentials.

Button Bracelet $9

She can add a playful touch to a serious outfit with this fun and fancy bracelet, made with securely stitched buttons in almost every color of the rainbow.
The Children’s Hour, 898 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City, 801-359-4150,

Circus Shoes $42

When finals are going rough and she’s starting to seriously contemplate running away to join the circus, she can put on these peppy shoes for a quick pick-me-up.
Q Clothing, 215 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-474-2000,

Crocheted Fox Scarf $25

Maybe woodland creatures don’t actually help her dress in the morning, but this friendly fox will protect her and keep her warm throughout her day picking berries in the forest., and at Craft Sabbath Holiday Boutique, Dec. 8, Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Urban Expression Tessa Bag $84

Even the grayest inversion can’t stand up to the pop of color provided by this mini messenger bag. The fold-over top pocket attaches with a magnetic clasp, and your favorite multitasker can flip it up to quickly unzip and grab wallet, keys or phone. Made with vegan “leather” and lined with a soft-lace patterned fabric, this bag also offers a roomy interior, plus plenty of inner pockets to keep things organized.
Koo de Ker, 1037 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-359-4870,

Key Necklace $15

More than just a necklace, when given to someone special, this key can be a reminder of so much more—a secret shared, a unique connection, a memory of home.
The Hive Gallery, Layton Hills Mall, 1201 N. Hill Field Road, Layton

Spirit Fingerz $7.99

Frigid temps and chilly metal bleachers sometimes make skipping even the biggest rivalry game a tempting option, but these go-team gloves will eliminate all excuses. The mini pom-poms at the end of each fingertip let her show school support while keeping blood flowing to her extremities.
All About Socks, Multiple locations,

All Around the Town Earrings $25-$55

You don’t have to be a fortuneteller to know that these earrings will elevate any outfit. Clear globes add a timeless touch, and the metallic pearl earrings fuse edgy modernism with classic sensibilities.
Apartment 202, 955 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-355-0228,

Fork Necklaces $28

Move over, owls—octopuses are the new cuddly creatures of the accessory world. Formerly a menacing creature of the deep, dark sea, this octopus has gone through an upcycling-assisted transformation and been rendered as an unassuming, eco-friendly quadrapus. Or, you can select an elephant for those who take the road less trampled.
Unhinged, 1121 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-467-6588,

Glam Earrings $68-$98

The most stunning pieces of jewelry are often also the most simple: sparkle and color and lots of it. These earrings, available in multiple colors and sizes, have that in spades, and are sure to become her go-to choice for a night out on the town.
Chalk Garden Co-Op, 74 S. Main, Salt Lake City, 801-364-4032,

Bead Bracelets & Belts $12-$20

A simple, ingenious wood clasp makes these one-size-fits-all belts and bracelets a snap. The stretchy, stylish bead construction adds a figure-flattering accent to a dress or pants. It’s the only belt she’ll ever need—although she’ll probably want one in every pattern.
Blooming Lotus Imports, 107 25th St., Ogden, 801-392-2282,

Creepy Cameo Necklaces $20

These colorful macabre cameos are the best way to put her unique, adorable blend of wry humor and classic taste on display.
Unhinged, 1121 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-467-6588,

Nautical Necklaces $9-$24

Arr, there be treasure under the tree when you surprise her with one of these gorgeous gold necklaces, which will add an adventurous, sea-faring sensibility to her look.
Ume Boutique, 186 25th St., Ogden, 801-393-7326

Leather Holster Belt $200

Whether she’s the kind to defend the law or fly in the face of it, she won’t want to ride into any situation without this holster belt slung around her hips. Multiple pockets keep phone and provisions within a finger’s reach, and hidden interior pockets ensure she’ll always have the element of surprise in her corner.
Tempest Couture, 1305 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City, 801-486-1188,

Jewel Clutch $69.95

No other purse could be worthy of your pretty pretty princess. The handle is bejeweled, so when she’s required to carry her own clutch, she can do so with maximum glam.
Got Beauty, 900 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-474-2090,

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