Oh What Fun!
Let's face it—some people are virtually impossible to ship for, especially at Christmas. But before you give in and go for the gift card (which is totally acceptable, by the way), check out our picks for everyone on your list, from your chic sister to your adventure-loving nephew.
Hand-decorated cookies from Ann Potter Baking are a sweet treat. Facebook.com/annpotterbaking *ArtBird’s “Internet Fun” crossbody sling is lined with cozy cotton flannel, and is a fun and quirky way to protect your gadgets and other goodies. Moxy Modern Mercantile, Little Rock * In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. The Foxfire Books are a vast compilation of the original magazine, and volume one featuring sections on hog dressing, log cabin building, planting by the signs, preserving foods, snake lore, moonshining and more. Domestic Domestic * Perfect for bedside, desktop or living room, Conway Electric’s Mint Extō dual-USB, dual-outlet uses smart chip sensors to automatically sense what device you plugged in and deliver the optimal charging current for faster charging. Once your device is fully charged, the Extō USB automatically shuts off to preserve your battery and extend device life. Domestic Domestic, Little Rock * Small-batch dark chocolate—flavors include Icelandic Sea Salt and Mylo Coffee—made in Little Rock by Izard Chocolate. Izardchocolate.com * The contents of Little Mountain Bindery’s refillable Fillion journal are completely customizable; add a name or monogram to the outside to make it personal. The Social Type, Little Rock.
Never miss the opportunity to be in the picture. The HISY Bluetooth camera remote allows snap-happy teens to take photos from up to 90 feet away—just prop your phone in the included stand, and start clicking. The Apple Store; apple.com * This DIY iPhone case kit is the perfect marriage of crafty and techy. The walnut case features a geometric cross-stitching grid, embroidery floss, a needle and instructions for creating your very own design. Bella Vita Jewelry, Little Rock * For the beauty obsessed, YouTube-tutorial watching #makeupjunkie, the Beauty Station from iSkelter has loads of space for organizing her daily must-haves and more, and is a universal docking station for most phones and tablets. Handcrafted in Phoenix of natural bamboo. iSkelter.com * Limited-edition bar necklaces boast a hand-stamped mantra (you can even customize it!) and a gemstone embellishment, like this blue chalcedony. Bella Vita Jewelry * The Bearded Feller line of beard oils and grooming kits are just the thing for any guy who needs a little help taming his facial hair. The Green Corner Store, Little Rock. * Hardcore hikers and day trekkers alike will love the Suunto Traverse watch. With GPS for route navigation, a real-time “breadcrumb” view of your recorded track, route planning via movescount.com, daily tracking of steps and calories, weather trends and a storm alarm, compass, flashlight and mobile notifications, the Traverse is a must-have companion on the trail. Oh, and it also tells time. Ozark Outdoor Supply, Little Rock.
Springdale-based Piltdown Packs’ Hustle is a combo daypack, backpack and excursion pack all in one, featuring a hip belt and sternum strap with safety whistle buckle, oversized bottle pockets, a fleece-lined tech pocket, sleeping bag compression straps and more. Uncle Sam’s Outfitters in Fayetteville, and Gearhead Outfitters statewide; piltdownpacks.com. * Blending kids’ love of robots with the joy of learning, the Sphero SPRK Edition robot lets your children take control using commands they’ve programmed with the Sphero app on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Kids immediately see the connection between the program they created and how the guts of Sphero work and react, which can inspire an interest in coding and STEM principles. Sphero.com * Send a note of thanks to a favorite teacher with a personalized Haute Papier notepad. Available in a variety of colors and sizes at The Social Type.