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Published Dec. 2, 2010                                                        

Great gift ideas found right here
in Hinsdale
Four-part series highlights one item from every store in the village
for everyone on your list


   Finding the perfect gift for Mom or Grandpa or the neighbors down the block isn’t always an easy task.
   We’re here to help, with the second of a four-part series on holiday gift ideas from shops right here in Hinsdale.
   Be sure to schedule a shopping trip on a Saturday this month to take advantage of free parking at the meters and special activities for kids in Burlington Park. Of course, Grant and Gateway squares always offer free parking.
   These ideas are for specific items. Other styles, sizes, colors, scents and patterns are available in most cases. Many of the merchants listed with a specific item also carry gift certificates.
   For more information on stores and their locations and an interactive map, visit
   We hope you will take advantage of one of these good reasons to shop in Hinsdale. Don’t forget to tell them The Hinsdalean sent you.

- Haute Couture multi-colored beaded black bag with handle and shoulder strap, Nicho Niche, $55

- navy Pro Fleece hat, scarf and convertible mittens with multicolored skull pattern, $30, Gap Kids

- David Yurman “The Classic” ladies watch in stainless steel with mother of pearl face and diamond dial, Browning and Sons, $2,600

- gift basket with 25 pounds of fruit, nuts, candy, dried fruit, cheese and crackers, $100, The Fruit Store

- Favorite multibloom snowball hydrangea with berries and pine needles in a 6-inch basket, Jane’s Blue Iris, $65

- Lutron “Welcome Home” wireless control package for turning on exterior and interior lights remotely, $176, Hinsdale Lighting

- full-length fleece “Grandma Pants” light blue warm-up pants in First Snow pattern, $25.99, Hinsdale News Agency

- Green and white Whitney English decorative recipe tin with 15 matching personalized 4-by-6 lined recipe cards (additional available at 90 cents each), Sass ’n’ Class, $22.50

- One-of-a-kind stretch bracelet with semi-precious stones, wood and Swarovski crystal to wear alone or layer, packaged in a silk pouch, $35, Green Goddess

- vintage chenille pillow embroidered with Kris Kringle design and containing a music box, $75, M Home

- Cybex Arc Trainer programmable cardio and strength training machine, $8,200, Air Fitness

- Spaceform of London circular glass ornament with white snowflakes and red ribbon hanger, The Garden Collection, $18.25

- Up Country holiday blue collar and matching leash decorated with white snowflakes and gold buckle, The Velvet Touch, $36

- Colosseum Athletics vintage college sweatshirt, $40, Campus Colors

- large three-wick Nest holiday candle with aroma blend of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine and cinnamon in gold pin-striped glass, $58, Trousseaux






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