The revolutionary UMA Sound Lantern redefines the portable lantern for the modern age. Fusing state-of-the-art Warm Dim LED technology with a 360-degree, high-fidelity surround sound, UMA provides a-one-of-a-kind portable light and sound experience, integrated seamlessly into a strikingly elegant design. $83 at Design Quest, 4181 28th St. SE in Grand Rapids. www.designquest.biz
Oh, Christmas Tree
Give your holiday decorations a modern update with a set of minimalistic, shiny Christmas trees. Made from silver and copper plated ceramic, these tiny, festive trees are sure to add pizzazz to your mantel or bookshelf. $20-$72 at Wealthy at Charles, 738 Wealthy St. SE in Grand Rapids. www.wealthyatcharles.com
The Elephant in the Room
Developed by Charles and Ray Eames, this bright red, genuine Eames brand elephant makes for a unique addition to the presents under your tree. Created out of durable, shiny plastic material, this toy serves as the perfect indoor or outdoor gift, or simply as an object to brighten up a room. Choose from red, lime green and ice grey elephants. $360 each at Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center NW in Grand Rapids. www.artmuseumgr.org
A Gift That Makes Scents
Spread relaxation throughout your house with the Aromafier by Lotus Light. This personal, portable diffuser allows you to enjoy all the benefits of essential oils with a powerful, silent fan that projects the fragrance of your choosing. $14 at Spirit Dreams, 1430 Lake Drive SE in Grand Rapids. www.spiritdreamsgr.com
It’s Beginning to Smell A Lot Like Christmas
Unwind with the soothing scent of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day peppermint soy candle. This limited-edition, earth-friendly candle provides a potent fragrance of natural, high-quality peppermint and vanilla essential oils and has a 25-hour burn time. Light it just before your holiday party and fill the house with a crisp, refreshing Christmas scent. $6.99 at Rylee’s ACE Hardware, 1234 Michigan St. NE in Grand Rapids. www.ryleesace.com
Quality Tested with a Good Housekeeping seal, Poo-Pourri bathroom mist keeps unwanted scents at bay. Spritz the toilet bowl with this pure blend of essential oils prior to taking care of business to eliminate odors before they begin. $9.95 each at Rylee’s ACE Hardware, 1234 Michigan St. NE in Grand Rapids. www.ryleesace.com
Technically a quilt hanger, this 36-inch charcoal metal rack can be used for anything you can think of: a masterpiece, towels, a flag or even your youngster’s artwork. For you or as a gift for $45 at Family Sewing, 4950 Wilson Ave. SW in Grandville. www.familysewing.com
The Cardinals Rule
For that bird-lover in your family, these cardinals are sure to please. Pair this whimsical spoon rest for the stove with salt and pepper shakers for the table. Finish the look with matching winter dish towels and you have a festive theme all around. $29.99 for the set at Holland Furniture, 53 Lincoln Avenue in Holland. www.hollandfurnitureonline.com
Slip your mitts into these luxurious winter gloves. Embellished with shiny grey studs, classy pearls and genuine fox fur trimming, these soft, one-of-a-kind fingerless mittens are sure to turn heads both on and off the ice rink. $100 at Bella Furs, 600 Croswell SE in Grand Rapids. www.bellafurs.com
The Adventurer’s Weekender Tote and Top
Stash your stuff in this medium-sized canvas tote bag by Neve. The colorful, ski-themed bag includes silver hardware, genuine dark brown leather shoulder straps and a durable matching leather cross-bag strap, perfect for a weekend trip. $128 at Bill and Paul’s Sporthaus, 1200 E Paris Ave. SE in Grand Rapids. Up your winter game with the matching quarter-zip for $158. www.billandpauls.com
A collection of signature Lollia lotions with fresh botanical extracts are perfect to keep dry hands at bay this winter. These petite treats come in six fresh scents including sugared pastille, peony and white lily, lavender and honey, hyacinth and honey, shea butter and midnight gardens and wildflower. Made from only the finest ingredients, Lollia lotions are guaranteed to leave skin feeling soft and radiant. $45 at Sweet Peony, 2795 Orange Ave. SE in Grand Rapids. www.mysweetpeony.com
Such a Card!
Find the perfect holiday card for everyone on your list this holiday season. Cards start at 99 cents, leaving room to tuck in a dollar bill or gift card. Card pictured is $1.99 at Two Dutch Hens, 2499 84th ST SW in Byron Center. www.facebook.com/twodutchhens
Dazzling Drop Necklace
Make a simplistic style statement with this minimal necklace. Dangling at the end of the long, dainty, gold-plated chain is a round-cut, unpolished turquoise stone, giving a raw edge to a classic and sophisticated design. $15 at Eastern Floral, locations in Grand Rapids, Holland and Grand Haven. www.easternfloral.com
Get Bowled Over
Fair trade artisans in Cameroon dig up and shape clay by hand on a potter’s wheel to skillfully craft ceramic masterpieces. Each piece is wood fired and glazed in tones of earth and sky. These one-of-a-kind bowls, and many other handmade fair trade products, are available for purchase. $49 for the set of bowls. Global Gifts, 2055 28th St. SE Grand Rapids. www.globalgifts.com
Olive it Stuffed!
This is the perfect gift for the martini-lover in your life. (Or maybe it’s you!) Choose a yummy cheese like Stilton or Ama Blu and stuff olives in a snap. Your bartender friends will also appreciate this gift. Get a few for $21 each at The Cheese Lady, 315 Fuller NE in Grand Rapids. www.thecheeselady.net
Here’s the Beef!
This is a really nice gift: 100% Local Grass-fed Beef Bundle, 32 pounds (that’s 85 servings!) for $380. Includes free shipping anywhere in 48 states. Through Byron Center Meats: Order online at www.harvestbox.com.