This Saturday is, Small Business Saturday and since we all are doing our best to shop local I wanted to share some of my favorite gifts to give from a few of our amazing local businesses. We are so fortunate in our area that we have so many stores to choose from. Our downtown alone is a great mix of boutique shops, food, home goods, lifestyle, and more in just a few block radius! Without further ado, here are my Top 10 Favorite Gifts in Manhattan, KS!
A bottle of Bramasole Olive Oil from The Winged Lion. For my fellow Under the Tuscan Sun fans, you read that right, it is THAT Bramasole! When I was shopping in The Winged Lion and Ralph told me they were carrying it I am surprised I did not buy the entire shelf! Under The Tuscan Sun is one of my favorite movies and I think I have seen it 100 times! This is a beautiful Olive Oil and is perfect for not just fans of Frances Mayes' but also for those foodies in your life that appreciate a really good Olive Oil!
Turkish Cutting Board from furnish! Okay, I love cutting boards, big ones, small ones you name I love them! The Turkish cutting boards are some of my favorites! While it is not recommended to use them for meal prep, they are great for decoration or with a piece of parchment they are perfect for charcuterie boards and serving! The history in each board really warms your space, plus I think it is so cool to see the flour ground into the boards from all the bread and doughs that have been formed on them over the years!
Wallet Clutch from The Boutique! I am a huge fan of a good clutch, I am not sure one can ever have enough of them. Clutches to me are a perfect gift. They are great for travel, to throw in your work bag, or as a grab and go! This one from The Boutique is one of my favorites, it is a perfect size and can transform into a wristlet, a crossbody, or can be worn as a fanny pack. They have several patterns and colors to choose from.
Handmade Chocolates at Radina's. I think chocolate is an easy way to please and for me sometimes consumable gifts are even better. If I can give a gift that someone shares with their family and friends at the holidays I am happy to do that. Normally it takes one thing off their list of to-do's and they get to enjoy with the people they love!
Love Stone necklace from G. Thomas Jewelers. I have given several of these as gifts and they are just perfect! The variety of stones allows you to choose the perfect one and the price point makes them very affordable as well! Who doesn't love that?
The entire Manhappiness collection from Gatherings at 3 Thirteen. It is no secret, we ALL love our MHK and Manhappiness goodies, but Furnishings helps us take it to the next level! They have so many cute dish towels, pillows, notepads, mugs, and more that are perfect for all your KSU and Manhattan peeps near and far!
A Floral arrangement from 14-19 Mercantile. A great floral arrangement can bring joy to someone's day, or at this time of year be the perfect accent to a holiday table!
A book from ACME Gift because they have the most unusual titles you just don't see anywhere else. I once gave my sister a book titled, "How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack." I mean, you just never know so better safe than sorry! LOL
A Cheesecake from Robby's Famous Cheesecake! This is no surprise to anyone who knows me, I love their cheesecake and everyone I have given it to has felt the same! It is also fun that you can mix and match their 18 flavors so that people can try various flavors and in turn more likely to make it easy to find something everyone will enjoy!
I hope this is helpful to those of you trying to find items, enjoy your holiday shopping and season.