Friday, December 16, 2005

Gift Ideas for Under $50

Hope everyone is finding wonderful gifts this holiday shopping season. If you're looking for interesting, beautifully handcrafted items, Greenjeans has great finds for under $50, including...
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- Classic wooden toys (including fire trucks, waddle ducks, & sail boats that float) made in Maine by Frank Ridley (from $7, most $15-$40)

- Fun and funky Raku finger puppets (characters include "Gardening Angel," "Chocolate Moose," & "Woman with Balls," $24 each) and orbs (poppies, landscapes, $35-$38 each) by Jane Kaufmann

- Christmas stockings in pleasing colors and patterns made from reclaimed fabrics by local artisan Jennifer Lawrence ($48 each)

- Eclectic handmade sketch books and albums by local artisan and art teacher Beth Riemer ($18-$48)

- Lovely pottery tea bowls and mugs by New Hampshire artisans ($16-$40)

- Distinctive handbound journals with innovative stitching by local artisan Dennis Yuen ($15-$48)

- Sweet porcelain juice cups in vibrant dual-colors or polka dots by Mary Anne Davis ($16 each)

- Gorgeous flameworked handblown glass ornaments by Matt Eskuche ($23-$45)

- Fabulous earrings, from elegant to edgy, by jewelers from Seattle to New Hampshire (from $34)

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