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The Arboretum Gift Guide
Check out The Arboretum Store’s Top 10 Gift Guide. Then join us for one of several exciting holiday shopping events this month.
Gift giving can be tough. To take the work out of it, we asked Jacqueline Fucilla, manager of The Arboretum Store, to give us her Top 10 Gift Guide. Bonus: If you purchase your gift at one of our shopping events, our elves will even wrap it for you.
|1. For the reader: Trees 4 Seasons: A
Visual Guide – $34.95
Local author Daniel D. Weinbach documents 79 common and beloved deciduous trees, season by season. This book, new to the Store, serves as a clear reference guide for identifying trees but also makes a lovely coffee table book thanks to the beautiful photography.
|2. For the woman on the go: Handmade purses, wallets and bags – $14 to $95 Designed and manufactured by hand in Boulder, CO, these stylish bags come in a variety of styles and colors, making them as unique as their owners.|
|3. For kids and kids at heart: Wool animal hats – $30 to $32
Get in touch with your wild side. Sized for children and adults, these hats feature adorable animal heads. Made in Nepal from New Zealand wool using fair trade practices and handmade details.
|4. For the recycler: Sweater skirts – $55 to $65
Recycled from vintage wool sweaters, no two pieces are alike. A new item this year, these skirts are easy to wear and fit most body shapes and
sizes. You can also check out the sweaters and gloves in this collection.
|5. For the trendsetters: Leather bracelets – $59 to $89 For men and women, these wide bands with hammered accents are made in Georgia.|
|6. For the tech savvy: Wood
iPhone cases, earbuds, and speakers – $35 to $45
Wood meets widget in these
nature-inspired gifts. Perfect for the gadget lover on your list, these etched wood iPhone cases or wood-clad speakers and earphones are the perfect
balance of form and function.
|7. For the traveler: Log pillows -$20
Want to sleep like a log? Try sleeping on one. We now offer three unique log designs on these lightweight, welcoming pillows. Perfect on a plane or car trip, or for curling up in front of a fire.
|8. For the photographer: Arb calendar ($22) and photo prints – $12 and up
Give the gift of nature photography through our exclusive Arboretum 2013 calendar. A new item this year, the calendar features photography by Mark Baldwin. Or purchase an Arboretum photo printed on metallic paper, giving the image incredible depth. Custom orders for a variety of sizes and frames are available.
|9. For the chef: Salt shakers and pepper grinders – $105 to $185 each
Each of these unique pieces is crafted by an artisan in nearby Western Springs. Part of The Arboretum Collection, the shakers and grinders are made from wood felled at the Arb due to nature or clearing projects.
|10. For the Arb lover: Ginkgo Signs and Cheeseboards – $35 to $45
Made from sustainably harvested wood from Wisconsin, these signs and boards are embellished with a quote from Joy Morton, reminding us of the uniqueness of The Morton Arboretum.
|11. Bonus gift: Membership to the Arboretum.
Give the gift that keeps on giving. Learn more about gift Memberships.
Now that you’re ready to shop, check out our upcoming holiday shopping events and make the most of your shopping experience.
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