2015 Heights Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts from $50 to $150

Tree Top Adventure Toy. Pinwheel Kids.

Find something for everyone on your list at the many independent merchants in the Heights. Most will gift wrap or ship your items, too. Here are some of our favorites:

GIFTS FROM $50 TO $150

Stackable Silver Rings. Set of five rings; hammered, polished and brushed. ($115.00, Antrobus Designs)

Amethyst Drop Earrings. Sterling silver with faceted stones. ($145.00, Antrobus Designs)

Sterling Silver Star of David. ($110.00, Antrobus Designs).

Catherine Butler’s sterling silver “moonbeing” earrings are out of this world! A Heights Arts limited edition. ($100.00, Heights Arts)

The beauty of natural porcelain in a set of three geometric nesting bowls by local artist Lauren Herzak-Bauman. They are dishwasher and microwave safe. ($138.00, Heights Arts)

Drop-In Play Sessions for parents/caregivers and their young children. Enjoy a family playroom with a wide variety of quality toys and a large "muscle room" for climbing, running and jumping. Each session enhances learning through play, and provides opportunities for families to meet and share parenting experiences. (Three-month pass, $80.00; annual pass, $175.00; Family Connections)

Dust and Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting by Eilon Paz. A gorgeously illustrated book profiling vinyl addicts. ($50.00, Mac's Backs)

Map: Exploring the World edited by Phaidon Press. More than 300 maps that span the centuries, including the newest generation of mapmakers. ($59.95, Mac's Backs)

Sea Captain's Compass. A compass workshop called Vertex evolved from a group of craftsmen who originally made surveying equipment for some of the earliest canals. Makers have adapted their designs to meet the needs of a changing market, but have held true to their craftsmanship skills. ($59.00, Ten Thousand Villages)

Your Journey Wall Clock. Edmundo Contreras is the artisan behind this beautiful wall clock. Reverse-painted glass requires a unique skill, and starts first with small details and shading, then builds the image backwards. ($99.00, Ten Thousand Villages)

City of Joy Necklace. Kolkata, India has been called the city of joy. And when fair trade is involved, joy triumphs. Legend has it that the labradorite stone comes from the fallen frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis. ($150.00, Ten Thousand Villages)

Kreative Fibers Bags. Bags made from bank bags, postal bags, military jackets and tents.($65.00, In The 216)

Gift certificates that can be used for dog and cat grooming; Tellington Touch consultations; pet sitting; all-natural dog and cat foods, treats and supplements; toys and active gear; or household supplies. ($50.00 to $100.00, Animal Zen)

Little Joules striped pullover. This light and fuzzy pullover will keep your girl warm all winter. Children's sizes range from 3/4 to 11/12. ($50.00, Pinwheel Kids)

Tree Top Adventure Toy. This interactive toy provides lots of fine motor and imaginative play. ($115.00, Pinwheel Kids)

Murad Simply Beautiful Kit. ($60.00, Sanctuary by Joyce)

Clarisonic Mia 2.  ($149.00, Sanctuary by Joyce)

One hour Deep-Tissue Massage. ($90.00, Sanctuary by Joyce)

Eyelash Extension Refills. ($50.00, Sanctuary by Joyce)

Andrea C. Turner

Andrea C. Turner is the Heights Observer E-news editor.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 12:15 PM, 10.30.2015