With Christmas just around the corner, you don't have long to find your friends, family and loved ones that perfect gift. And to help you out, I've compiled a list of options from local stores from around Haven.
And remember, there's only one more day to get your Secret Santa name in, contact Sua via text by the end of the 17th!
$25 & Under
So you're a bit of a tightwad, or maybe this year has been tough on you and you've not got much more than a twenty to spend. Here's our top cheapskate picks under $25 from local Haven shops:
A ticket for the Rock Climbing Wall at Experience from Experience, The Gallery for $12
They say that experiences make the best gifts, but I'm not convinced, but if you're one of those people, perhaps some rock climbing might be your thing.
A bottle of Jameson's blended Irish Whiskey from Snow's Corner for $21
Because if you're not going to get them a decent gift, at least they can drown their sorrows in alcohol.
A plush grey backpack shaped to look like Totoro's head and belly from The Retreat for $25
Well, I was going to say something bad about this, but I'm struggling. This backpack is a steal at only $25. Get yours now.
$50 & Under
For under fifty, you can still show your loved ones, you care. Sort of. I mean, not enough to get them the ludicrously extravagant gift they deserve, but it's something at least?
A hematite and aquamarine beaded bracelet from Stellar's Fashion for $40
Kind of pretty. Would be better with diamonds though.
A silver heart and key charm anklet on a fine chain from Old World Jewelers for $48.75
No gem stones at all on this one. Is it even jewelry? All the same, it's not too bad. Better with a bit of sparkle though.
A four-inch clear quartz crystal ball on a wooden stand from Old Triflis for $49.99
I'm not entirely sure what you'd do with this, divine the future and determine how much of a cheapskate your partner is? Either way, it would look impressive on any desk.
$100 & Under
There's no denying that this year has been rough. But if you're the sort that hasn't done too badly, then it's your duty to help kick start the economy, support local shops and spend big on loved ones this Christmas. After all, don't they deserve it? I know I do. I'll take something with diamonds.
A vintage, black wool felt fedora with a wide brim from Schmitt Fine Apparel for $80
Who wouldn't look positively dapper in this fine piece of felt? This hat is practically magic, and somehow seems to transcend the stereotypical basement dweller that usually wears a fedora.
A bow-shaped bottle of BonBon by Viktor and Rolf from The Fragrant Tree for $95
To be honest, they had so many gorgeous smelling scents at the Fragrant Tree it was hard to pick just one. But it was hard to go past this beautiful bottle. Yes please.
A simple and masculine ring of plain, brushed tungsten from Mandala Jewelry Designs for $100
Refined, elegant and minimalistic, and the perfect gift for the man in your life.
By Sua Swann
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