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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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Bored of the same old holiday gift options from the same old big box stores and national chains? A man can only have so many ties, a woman so many blouses. As a proud supporter of local business, we zeroed in on independent shops and designers to help you find some wonderful gifts for the special people in your life. So, this holiday season, don’t press a button on your computer to place an order. Get in the spirit, take your time, browse, experience, savor and shop local!

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The Birkin Teddy Bear is named after Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, baronet, racing driver and arguably the most famous of the ‘Bentley Boys.’ $65.87 Dimmitt – The Sarasota Studio | 1518 State St. | 941.421.7397 | thesarasotastudio.com

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Natural Keshi pearl rings enhanced by 18k satin finish gold from the Yvel Satin Sea Collection. $5,534 – $7,667 McCarver & Moser | 482 John Ringling Blvd. | 941.388.1331 | McCarverMoser.com

Beautifully elegant, twisted art glass leaves with swirls of tans, browns and greens displayed on crystal bases with polished steel stands (23” tall). $99 each. Rugs as Art | 6650 S. Tamiami Trail | 941.921.1900 | rugasart.com

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This elegant Black and Gold Coral necklace designed by Angela Caputi is inspired by 1940s-era Americana and constructed of high-quality materials. Made in Italy. $334 Malbi Décor | 127 S. Pineapple Ave. | 941.953.3113 | malbidecor.com

Perfect for the green thumb in your life, living plant art is a gift that continues to give long after it’s been received. Choose customized plants or try a fun mix with herbs. Plant Frames start at $850 Beneva Flowers & Gifts | 6980 S. Beneva Rd. | 941.806.1975 | Beneva.com

This Sweet Treasures Gift Basket is filled with your favorite snacks, covered in Peterbrooke’s famous milk chocolate. Baskets may vary during holiday seasons. $50 Peterbrooke Chocolatier | 76 S. Palm Ave. | peterbrooke.com

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The CarbonCool® Pillow features OmniPhase™ which provides continual temperature regulation for ideal sleep comfort, and breathable comfort. $150 Unlimited Comfort Mattress Factory | 4035 Clark Rd. | 941.921.7771 | unlimitedcomfort.co

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Ethically-sourced genuine python cross-body bag fits a large smart phone + all the essentials. Perfect for travel or a night out. $385 Dream Weaver Collection | 364 St. Armands Circle | 941.388.1974 | dreamweavercollection.com

Inspired by works of art & a varied range of muses, Evocateur hand-crafted jewelry is made in the US and is coveted by women worldwide. See store for pricing. Rue | 1439 Main St. | 941.373.6333 | ruesrq.com

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Morton’s filet basket is filled with the fresh gourmet ingredients for a delicious steak dinner: top choice filets, silver dollar mushrooms, fresh seasonal vegetables, decadent truffle butter, a paired bottle of wine, and more. Dinner for two $105/ Dinner for four $210 Morton’s Gourmet Market | 1924 S. Osprey Ave. | 941.955.9856 | mortonsmarket.com

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A tasteful gift, these unique leather and parchment-bound book sets depict high-end storefronts throughout the world. $70-$170 European Traditions | 7488 S. Tamiami Trail 941.921.5616 | european-traditions.com

The gift she won’t forget! Inside-Out diamond hoop earrings in white gold. $17,300 Diamond Vault | 3979 S. Tamiami Trail | (941) DIAMOND | DiamondVaultJewelers.com

A one-of-a-kind gift, this pearl choker with chrysoberyl and diamond pendant by Akoya Keshi is set in 14k white gold. Choker $850 | Pendant $2,500 MK Designs | 30 S. Palm Ave. | 941.364.8439 | mymkdesigns.com

Give the gift of comfort and style with Knoll’s Bertoia Diamond Chair. Perfect anywhere in the home, the chair is available in twenty different frame color combinations of polished chrome, black, blue, red and white. $1,237 Home Resource | 741 Central Ave. | 941.366.6690 | homeresource.com

This stunning necklace, part of the exclusive Juleve Collection, features a yellow-green pear-shaped diamond center accompanied by round tsavorites & round halo diamonds. Crafted in 18k white gold. Comes with a 16-inch Diamond By The Yard Necklace. $7,999 Gold & Diamond Source | 3800 Ulmerton Rd., Clearwater | 727.573.9351 | goldanddiamond.com

Give a unique gift to a special loved one from the Woman’s Exchange, which supports local arts with grants and students through scholarships. These exquisite pieces are available at a fraction of the original retail price. Woman’s Exchange | 539 S. Orange Ave. | 941.955.7859 | sarasotawex.com

The Mark Roberts Collection at Shelly’s features a series of one-of-a-kind pieces to bring cheer to any space. Santa’s elf, $124 each. Shelly’s Gifts & Christmas Boutique | 4420 S. Tamiami Trail | 941.260.8905 | shellysgifts.com

Himalayan salt foot domes promote overall wellness by pulling out toxins and helping to detoxify every part of the body. $65 – $85 Salt of the Earth | 4037 Clark Rd. | 941.702.8300 | sotesarasota.com

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