Your buddies are a patchwork of smart, sweet, high-maintenance chicks. Here are the goods you need to show each one of them you actually care.
You may not have racked up enough miles to send her to the casbah, but you can give her Marisa Ortiz’s, hippie-chic, multilayer wrap bracelets dripping with freshwater pearls, turquoise, and gold charms and handmade in Mexico (Tistik, inside Legacy Place, 702 Legacy Place, Dedham; 781-326-9110).
The duo behind Obsessive Compulsive Design just opened a paper shop where you can get bold, graphic cards and stationery for the gal who always has something to say (460b Harrison Avenue, suite b7, South End; 617-669-2433). Festive, cool wrapping paper and gift bags make your presentation that much better.
If the only lady in your life is has four legs, pamper her with a lined, quilted, faux fur-trimmed dog coat from Millie (Pawsh Dog Boutique & Salon, 31 Gloucester Street, Back Bay; 617-297-2045). Yes, baby stays nice and toasty.
The girl on the go will love local designer Meichi Peng’s leather clutch, which can be handmade in just about any color with initials stitched into the liner (460 Harrison Avenue, suite a6; 617-521-8660).
If you’re looking for something sugary, Boston-based Chocolate.com stocks sweets from hundreds of artisanal chocolate makers and will ship just about anywhere. Through April 1, 2010, enter DAILYCANDY at checkout to get 25 percent off your order.
Give the gift of inspiration: Tanaka Kazuhiko’s teeny sculptures (Keiko Gallery, 121 Charles Street, Beacon Hill; 617-725-2888). The odd collection of delicate white figures (we love the pudgy buddies handing out flowers and the gal in the red trench taking a tumble) are perfect for the gallerinas in your life.
And that’s the way to give a little love.
Santa, baby, still forgetting one little thing? Check out ShopTalk for digital Rubik’s Cubes, studded ballet slippers, handcrafted calendars, and more gift ideas for gals.
Photos: Courtesy of Marisa Ortiz; Courtesy of Obsessive Compulsive Design; Courtesy of Pawsh; Courtesy of Meichi Peng; Courtesy of Chocolate.com; Courtesy of Keiko Gallery