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Published Dec. 3, 2009                                                         

One hundred gift ideas for
$100 or less

   Everything from stocking stuffers to jewelry to toys to clothes can be found right here
   There are plenty of good reasons to shop in Hinsdale — and here are 100
   With only 21 shopping days left until Christmas and free parking at the meters the three Saturdays before Christmas, now is the perfect time to head downtown and to Grant and Gateway squares. Hinsdale shops offer something for everyone on your gift list.
   These ideas are for specific items. Other styles, 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


1. Coal fingerless gloves with mitten cap in gray, $25, King-Keyser Specialty Sports
2. Laura Mercier body line set, $75, Blue Mercury
3. red plaid ruffle nightgown, $29.50, The Gap
4. women’s Ugg Cozy slipper in chestnut suede and sheepskin with molded rubber outsole, $90, Urban Sole
5. Grandma’s polar fleece pajama pants for the whole family, $25.99, Hinsdale News Agency
6. mink earmuffs in black ranch, $90, Hinsdale Furriers
7. hunter boot liners, $30, Tigers and Tulips
8. Patagonia men’s quarter-zip black sweater, $100, King-Keyser Specialty Sports
9. P.J. Salvage women’s pajama pants, $42, Twisted Between
10. Lollia hand cream $26, Alixandra Blue
11. Qi Cashmere Sebastian mittens, $70, Totem
12. Snuggie leopard print fleece blanket with sleeves, $14.99, Walgreens


13. Japanese eraser, $1, Tigers and Tulips
14. girls A-line preppy wool/nylon pea coat in green, $68, Gap Kids
15. boys reversible puffy vest, $50, Red 21
16. Smencils scented pencils, $1, Tigers and Tulips
17. Little Lilly Shift dress, $68, Lilly Pulitzer
18. boys vintage Cubs zip up hoodie, $68, Bugs and Kisses
19. Legos, $9.99, Tree Top Kids
20. navy blue fleece snowmen toddler pajamas, $29.50, Gap Kids
21. boys stars and stripes athletic pants, $38, Red 21
22. “The Elf on the Shelf” book and elf gift set, Luv It, $33
23. Toolk red patent Mary Janes with multi-colored appliquéd flowers, $88.90, Kingaroos
24. science kits, $3, Tree Top Kids
25. Fuzzy Nation dog purses, $52, Munchkinland
26. Zetpol orthopedic slippers in brown velvet with moose design and zipper close, $48, Kingaroos
27. Piper microfleece pullover jacket in light pink, $68, Lilly Pulitzer
28. twilight turtle and ladybug that shine stars onto the bedroom ceiling, $37, Bugs and Kisses
29. Princess nightgown, $42, Munchkinland
30. dinosaur bicycle horn, youth bike helmets and multi-colored handlebar tassels, $57, Hartley’s Cycle Shop
31. Webkinz, $13.99, Merle Norman


32. yellow Eric Erf birdhouse with four compartments made of found barn wood, $100, Adornments
33. fresh boxwood trees, $90, Hinsdale Flower Shop
34. blue and white hand blown glass sphere, $75, Elemental Art
35. set of four six-ounce ceramic snowman mugs, $20, Yankee Peddler
36. large Ling 2010 calendar, $28, The Garden Collection
37. Amaryllis plant, $45, Jane’s Blue Iris
38. handpainted two-cup oven, microwave and dishwasher safe Polish teapot in traditional blue floral design, $85, Art Quest
39. Swarovski crystal annual star ornament, $75, Char Crews
40. Mariposa recycled aluminum “Merry Christmas” engraved oval beaded tray, $82, Trousseaux
41. print depicting downtown corner of Washington and First streets, $50, Hinsdale Gallery
42. Lafco candle, $55, Hollis
43. 12-inch green Prissy Plate with interchangeable red and white “Ho Ho Ho” ribbon, $37.98, Fuller’s Second Floor
44. Michael Aram olive branch black granite and metal cheese board and knife, $79, Char Crews
45. handmade maple Bridgeport 9 by 12 cutting board with inlays, $69.99, Fuller’s Second Floor
46. Stelton fabric, machine-washable collapsible bread basket in black, $41, SO
47. potted orchid, $89, Phillip’s Flowers
48. Devil’s Claw pod and obsidian wind chime designed by Deborah and Richard Bloom, $78, Art Quest


49. Franco Sarto berry suede pumps, $80, Lori’s Designer Shoes
50. Kinloch Anderson 100 percent cotton no-iron long-sleeved button-down shirt in rust plaid, $98.50, Hinsdale Clothiers
51. Yves Delorme linen clutch in yellow with hot air balloon design, $87, Bedside Manor
52. pink and silver floral halter dress, $88 Nicho Niche
53. Bobbi Brown eye shadow set, $60, Blue Mercury
54. Lee cardigan and Caroline cardigan, $98, Lilly Pulitzer
55. black and white reversible wrap in polka dot print, $70, Schoen’s
56. feathered headband, $32, Alixandra Collections
57. Tory Burch metallic zip coin purse, $95, Shop 10
58. snap closure wallet in alligator print, $20, Merle Norman
59. SR Squared ruffle shoulder bag, $88, Totem
60. big Buddha bag, $84, Lori’s Designer Shoes
61. men’s plush plaid red vest, $79.50, The Gap
62. Fairway Skins golf glove, $40, A Lady’s Game


63. Afternoon Tea Basket filled with tea cakes, cookies, scones, tea and jam, $75, Toni’s
64. Brewer-Clifton 2007 Mount Carmel chardonnay, $89.99, Hinsdale Wine Shop
65. gift basket with about 25 pounds of fruit, nuts, candy, dried fruit, cheese and crackers, $100, The Fruit Store
66. Shafer 2006 Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon, $74.99, Off the Vine
67. filet mignon gift box with four, eight-ounce choice grade hand-carved fillets, $79, Prime ’N’ Tender
68. O’Shaughnessy 2006 Mount Veeder cabernet sauvignon, $99.99, Hinsdale Wine Shop
69. gourmet food and fruit basket, $55, Phillip’s Flowers
70. Paul Hobbs 2006 Richard Dinner Vineyard Sonoma mountain chardonnay, $79.99, Off the Vine


71. handbound green and gold ladies writing journal, $40, Adornments
72. Betty Crocker’s Cookie Book original 1963 edition, $24.95, Yankee Peddler
73. a $100 gift certificate to one of these Hinsdale salons or spas: i Design Salon, James Joseph Experience, James Sherman Salon, Jeffrey Charles Salon and Spa, Fixe Self Center, Nail Time, Your Natural Element Day Spa and Salon, Zazu Salon and Day Spa
74. 1805 3.38-ounce cologne from Truefitt and Hill, $79.50, Hinsdale Clothiers
75. 12 brush/paint water color set, $39, Deep Creek Art
76. FE-26 Olympus 12 mega pixel, three time optical zoom digital camera with large screen LCD monitor in silver, $99, Wolf Camera
77. green rabbit fur key ring, $15, Hinsdale Furriers
78. a $50 gift certificate to one of these Hinsdale restaurants: Egg Harbor, Grant Square Restaurant, Guiliano’s Pizza, Hua Ting, Il Poggiolo, Jade Dragon, Page’s Restaurant, Zak’s Place
79. premium 16-page 8 by 10 glossy photo book with custom gloss cover, $39.99, Wolf Camera
80. handcrafted art glass medium size nail file in green and Zeva cuticle oil pen, $33, Schoen’s
81. personalized clip board, $29.95, Sass ‘n’ Class
82. Koko insulated black lunch bag with drawstring, $22, Luv It
83. set of three seafood cookbooks by Evie Hanson — Seafood: Twice a Week, Seafood Grilling: Twice a Week and Seafood: Omega 3s for Healthy Living, $46.85, Burhop’s
84. leather-bound journal, $80, Papyrus
85. Viore 7-inch portable LCD television with integrated analog and digital tuner, external rod antenna, built-in stereo speakers and a USB port and card slot to play digital media files, $99.99, Blockbuster
86. a $25 gift certificate from one of these Hinsdale shops: Baldinelli’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Corner Bakery, Cosi, Dips & Dogs, Dunkin’ Donuts, Einstein’s, Fontano Subs, HomeMade Pizza Co., McDonald’s, Starbucks, Zingel-mans


87. “The Emotion” Faber Castell ladies stainless steel pocket or purse pin with ceramic coating, $85, Razny Jewelers
88. traditional Swedish Irma Laitila bracelet made of reindeer leather, antlers and pewter in silver, $89, SO
89. set of five Honora freshwater pearl bracelets in purple, $75, Browning and Sons
90. rhinestone bracelet in clear, $20, Hidden Gem
91. beaded bracelet, $50, Sweet William
92. men’s genuine crocodile black watch band, $79.95, Hinsdale Watch Shop
93. large stainless steel puzzle bangle for women or men designed by C.J. Grad in chocolate, $90, Caffray Jewelers
94. crystal earrings, $95, Sweet William
95. Honora freshwater pearl and sterling silver earrings in purple, $40, Browning and Sons
96. personalized name necklace, $95, Alixandra Collections


97. denim Ruffluv dog carrier in denim, $39.98, Buster’s
98. doggy shampoo and conditioner combo,  $30, Velvet Touch
99. Planet Dog gingerbread buddy dog toy, $10, Buster’s
100. red collar, $18, Velvet Touch




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