Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Unique Gifts for Every Budget

Eeep! That window for online shopping before Christmas is quickly closing. Looks like your shot at unique gifts that aren't found in every big box store has passed... or has it? Of course not! Whether you have weeks or months left before a big event, Gardner Village is here with original, hard-to-find presents. In this case, with the holidays upon us, I've rounded up just a few of the many Christmas ideas waiting for you. With more than 20 locally-owned stores, you're sure to find something for that special someone no matter your budget.

Gifts for Under $10

Gift: Ceramic Berry Baskets
Store: CF Home Furniture & Design
Price: $5.95
The gift of storage is always appreciated, and these cute containers would look great in any room. I actually have one in my kitchen, which holds my dish soap and a sponge. I love it! 

For an added touch of sweetness, fill your baskets with some yummy Old-Fashioned Salt Water Taffy from the Chocolate Covered Wagon. Yum!

Gift: Glass Holiday Plates
Store: Celebrations by Modern Display
Price: 70% off of original prices (original prices $8.95, $11.95, and $13.95)
Attending a holiday shindig? Show the party hosts you appreciate them with the gift of cheese. You can't go wrong with a tasty cheeseball and some crackers placed on one of these beauties.

Gift: Holiday Specs
Store: Chocolate Covered Wagon and Celebrations by Modern Display
Price: $1.95
Turn a date to go see the holiday lights into quite the spectacle with these groovy glasses. They transform lights into fun shapes like snowflakes, candy canes, Santas, and more!

Gift: Makeup Brushes
Store: Natural Joy
Price: starting at $7
Before you get dolled up for that holiday party, look at replacing those old makeup brushes with this lovely new assortment. Any lady on your list would appreciate a brush gift set as well.

Gift: Ring
Store: Spoiled Rotten
Price: $1
Your daughter will love picking out rings for her friends from this colorful batch, and you'll love the awesome price!

Gifts for Under $20

Gift: Coloring Crush book with colored pencils included
Store: Storybook Nook
Price: $16.95
Note: The pen sets range in price from $8.99 to $9.99
Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. The adult coloring trend is taking off in a major way. So whether you're buying for the young or the young at heart, this gift is a bright idea.

For more coloring options, visit Lulu's Boutique where you'll find this spectacular display!

Gift: Woven Throws
Store: Layers (formerly The Village Quilt Shop)
Price: $19.99
The manager of this shop informed me that they sold more than 100 of these in the first hour they were put on display, so you'll want to get them while the getting is good. 

Gift: Princess Makeup Sets for Girls
Store: Natural Joy
Price: $13.95
Everything this store carries is carefully selected to ensure it contains natural ingredients, making this one makeup set that's safe for even the youngest princesses in your kingdom.

Gift: Scarves
Store: Posh Peddler
Price: $15
You'll find colors and styles for every fashionista on your list!

Gift: Festive Socks
Store: Sock City
Price: $12.95
Stuff those socks with socks. You're just a step away from finding something for every personality you know. 

Gift: Watch Wrap Bracelet
Store: Plum Dandy
Price: $15
Now's the time! Give the gift that's both a watch and chic wrap bracelet.

Gifts for Under $50

Gift: Clock
Store: Down to Earth
Price: $35.95
Here's a home decor item that rings the "cool" alarm.

Gift: Handmade Hats
Store: Kamille's
Price: $29.99
Just because you don't have time to make a gift doesn't mean you can't give handmade happiness.

Gift: Quilt Kit
Store: Pine Needles
Price: $49.95
For the creative kid on your nice list, it's a complete quilt-making kit in a cute tin.

Gift: Chic Headbands
Store: Spoiled Rotten
Price: $26
Your little doll will be the star of Christmas Eve dinner with one of these beauties around her lovely locks.

Gifts for Under $100

Gift: Superhero Cookie Jars
Store: Celebrations by Modern Display
Price: $54.95
Wrap up one of these sweet treats and be the hero of Christmas morning. 

Gift: Gotz Dolls
Store: Georgell's
Price: $94.95
Note: Georgell's carries more clothes to fit the popular 18" dolls than any other store in Utah. Clothes range in price from $5-$35.
What little girl wouldn't love a beautiful new Christmas dolly?

Gifts for $100+

Gift: Mirror
Store: Upon a Shelf
Price: $299.99
Reflect the affection you feel for your Mr. or Mrs. Claus and give this gorgeous mirror. 

Gift: Handbag
Store: Spoiled Rotten
Price: $120
Who needs a diaper bag when you can carry one of these sleek purses?

Join me again next week for Part 2 of our gift guide. And please feel free to share any awesome finds you come across in your next visit to Gardner Village in the comments section of this post. Or post a picture of your find and tag us on Instagram. We always love seeing your treasures.

Megan Hoeppner


  1. Don't let the cold weather keep you away! We have it ALL at Gardner Village. Aunt Elsie's has something for everyone on your list including the men in your life, grandma will love our handmade soap and lotion bars, the ladies love tea and jewelry of course! Stop by soon.

  2. I recently made my first visit to Gardner Village. It is delightful. I even found an item that I have searched for, for years. I will definitely return.

    1. We're so happy you enjoyed your visit. Please come see us again soon! We'd love to have visit again.


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