Wednesday, November 25, 2009

12 Gift Ideas Under $50!

Well, the holidays have arrived and here at Spectrum Art & Jewelry we are ready! The gallery is displayed beautifully and decorated with a festive flair. I look around and see the widest variety of items, colors, styles, prices and artists that we have ever had.

So, as you start your holiday shopping, think of us. To spark your imagination here are a dozen gift ideas for under $50!

1. Hand made cork screw/wine pull by Daily Woodworking. These hand turned, precision tools come in maple burl or jewel-like acrylic. Only $41

2. Cards of Heart - These unique playing cards feature 54 original artworks by Cape Fear artists. This is a fund-raiser for First in Families. So great gift as well as a great cause. $25.

3. Ornaments - We have a great selection of very unusual ornaments and sun catchers. Hand made in glass, wood and metal, there is something for everyone. Starting at only $15.
4. Shea Butter Lotion Bars - Artisan made, these luscious shea butter lotion bars make a fabulous hostess or girlfriend gift. The small shell compact is great for travel. Perfect stocking stuffers. $6 - $12
5. Laserglass Shells - A perenial favorite, these gorgeous shell paperweights are cast in lead crystal and coated with special metal oxides on the bottom to make them glow with color. Starting at only $35.
6. Handmade Candles by Becky Hemby - A perfect coastal gift, embellished with sea shells and beach glass. The candles are re-fillable, which the artist will do for free! She also makes candle lights that use a 4watt night light bulb, a safe alternative to an open flame. Starting at $25.

7. Hand painted silk scarves by local painter, Kristin Gibson. Every one is a unique work of art. Two sizes. $45 - $60

8. Starsong Earrings and Bracelets -hand made right here in the gallery by Nancy Noel May in Sterling Silver or Gold Fill with various gemstone accents. Starting at only $20 a pair in Silver.
9. Hand made copper earring stands. Also made right here in the gallery. Keep your earrings in front of you so you remember to wear all your favorites. Whimsical and warm in rosy copper they accomodate 18 - 36 pair. Small $39 Large $69
10. Dichroic Glass Barrettes by A Touch of Glass - Luminous and vibrant colors make these barrettes a jewel-like adornment for those with long hair. Only $28.
11. Art Glass Pen Holders - Shaped like a large Hershey's kiss, these pen holders add color and style to anyone's desk. Only $19.
12. Art Glass Key Chains - Kiln formed colorful dichroic glass makes these key chains unforgettable. Be creative and attach a message: "the key to your dreams", "the key to my heart", etc. $15

Last, but not least, we are re-introducing our "Free Gift with Purchase" promotion. Spend $100 or more and receive a free pair of real pearl earrings, a value of $20. Keep them for yourself or consider them a bonus gift for someone you love.
Next post - 12 Gift Ideas for $100 - $250! Stay tuned, or just drop by and we will show you in person.