With the holidays creeping up quickly, finding the perfect gift for each person on your list can be a daunting task. But with the abundance of local shops on the Space Coast, gift buying doesn’t have to be a complicated process. And, by buying local, you can keep area businesses thriving. We compiled some unique gift ideas for inspiration.
The Petite Boutiques, 1002 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne
The Petite Boutiques is the epitome of supporting local businesses. A mini-mall featuring a cluster of local artists, vendors and entrepreneurs offering an array of items, The Petite Boutiques has it all. From vintage household décor to handmade jewelry to hand-painted nutcrackers, this store has one-of-a-kind items for each person on your list.
Courtenay J Designs on Etsy, Melbourne
Courtenay J Designs specializes in customized hand stamped braces, necklaces and earrings using sterling silver, gold filled, copper, brass and bronze components. The jewelry, made by Courtenay Madsen, has been featured on the hit show “Parenthood” and fittingly is popular with moms, although it is made for people of all ages. Courtenay resides in Melbourne, where she also makes her jewelry, although she sells it through her store on Etsy.com.