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slides: Holiday Shopping Guide 2013: Last-Minute RI Christmas Gifts

Monday, December 23, 2013


You waited until the last minute again? Not to worry. You don’t have to go far or spend big to get all your bases covered in the next 24 hours. We’ve got you covered with the best last minute picks for Christmas gifts. From wine to chocolate and other great holiday surprises, here are ten gifts that you can pick up locally before tomorrow arrives.

Happy gifting!

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If you’re giving a gift to someone who is on the fence about the whole dreary winter thing, look no farther than Flowers by Kiku in West Warwick. This local flower shop can arrange gorgeous floral gifts that will brighten up the season after the lights of Christmas are gone.

Flowers by Kiku. 400 Providence Street, West Warwick, RI. (401) 821-2300. Open Mon-Sun 10am-5pm.

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Nothing says Merry Christmas better than a bottle of wine—especially when that wine is a distinctive, made in Rhode Island treasure. Head to Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards in Little Compton and grab a bottle of their Vidal Blanc or Petite Red to surprise the host or hostess on your list this Christmas.

Sakkonet Vineyards. 162 W Main Road, Little Compton, RI. (401) 635-8486. Open Sun-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-6pm.

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Gourmet Oil & Vinegar

For the creative cook, hop over to a great local business for a peek at their gourmet oils. Olive del Mondo in Providence is dedicated to having the best tasting olive oils around. They’ve got fresh olive oils and vinegars all on tap, with gourmet options like Italian Black Truffle Oilhttp://olivedelmondo.com/products/black-truffle starting at only $8.00.

Olive del Mondo. 815 Hope Street, Providence. (401) 383-573. Open Mon-Wed 10am-7pm, Thurs-Fri 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm.

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Soy Candles

The great selection of products at Green Envy Eco-Boutique in Newport is your go to for candles. Clean burning soy candles are the perfect gift for those who do (or should) indulge in some occasional relaxation. Pick up one in their relaxing green teahttp://www.greenenvyshop.com/greentea.html scent for only $15.00 today.

Green Envy Eco-Boutique. 8 Franklin Street, Newport. (401) 619-1993. Open Mon-Wed 11am-6pm, Thursday 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. Christmas Eve: 11am-3pm.

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A Good Read

Sometimes there is just nothing better than curling up in bed or by the fire with a good book. Head over to Books on the Square in Providence to peruse their titles. Besides having over 20,000 books of all stripes in store, they’ve also got complimentary gift wrapping—SCORE!

Books on the Square. 471 Angell Street, Providence. (401) 331-9097. Open Sunday 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat 9am-9pm.

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Bath Goods

For those who love all things beauty, take the trip to Green Envy Eco-Boutique in Newport. All of the skin care lines that they carry are eco and complexion friendly. If you’re on a budget, choose from lines like Mad Hippie and Farmaesthetics—these products will keep you under $30.

Green Envy Eco-Boutique. 8 Franklin Street, Newport. (401) 619-1993. Open Mon-Wed 11am-6pm, Thursday 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. Christmas Eve: 11am-3pm.

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Crafty Goods

Got a DIYer or craft queen (or king) to buy for? Head to A.C. Moore in Warwick to pick up some great supplies for crafting. If they’ve got a big family with lots of memories to keep, why not pick up a DIY memory box as an alternative to a scrapbook?

A.C. Moore. 300 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI. (401) 823-7400. Open Sunday 930am-7pm, Mon-Sat 9am-9pm.

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For a unique twist on the classic holiday gift tradition of jewelry, head over to Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry in Providence. They’ve been in the business of crafting stunning, one of a kind pieces for over 25 years. Besides jewelry, they also have a great selection of cool gadgets to peek at.

Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry. 17 Peck Street, Providence. (401) 273-0470. Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Holidays 10am-4pm, Sundays CLOSED.

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Sweet Indulgence(s)

Sweets are a perfect gift for just about anyone. Sweet Indulgence, with locations in Warwick and Cranston, is your go-to. They specialize in everything confectionary; from cupcakes to pastries and more.

Sweet Indulgence. 905 Warwick Avenue, Warwick; 2202 Broad Street, Cranston. (401)228-7719. Open Tue-Sat 11am-7pm.

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A Gift Card

Pay homage to a time honored, tried and tested tradition this Christmas. Although it’s not the best idea to purchase a gift card for your mom, your dad, and definitely not your wife; there is nothing wrong with picking one up for someone on your list that you know less intimately. You will avoid the possibility of the recipient no liking what you pick up, and save them the hassle that goes with returning it.

Check out your local Rite Aid to take a look.


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