Post # 1
Does anyone know of any shops or business in Indy that would provide me with a good selection of gift ideas for my best gals (ages 19 – 29)?! I’m having some trouble coming up with ideas for the higher range especially…younger girls are pretty easy, nice make-up bags, etc.
I’ve looked on etsy and I plan on going to the Holiday Mart (http://www.jlindy.org/content/Holidaymart.cfm, hosted by the Junior League here: http://www.jlindy.org). Has anyone been before, and if so, are there vendor(s) you would highly recommend? Thanks!
Post # 3
There are a couple cute, gifty places on Mass Ave that have some great jewelry, decorative items, other gifty type stuff, much of it by local artists.
Are your older best gals (older, like my age! omg) wine drinkers? You could get them a nice bottle of local/regional wine. Though I suppose if they are flying it might be hard to take it back home …
So excited so hear from another Indy girl!
Post # 4
I’m not in the area, but my BFF did "spa" baskets for all her girls (ok, I did them, but she is my BFF and I got to pick out what smells I wanted).
We went to a few stores and got some really fun funky containers/baskets and filled them with everything a girl needs to get buffed, polished and just smell pretty.
The baskets were not that much to do and all I really did was put everything inside the container and wrap it all up with some pretty gauze material, tied it with some ribbon that matched and everyone thought she spent much more then she really did.
Post # 5
Hello! I am also from Indy, but didn’t end up going to a store to buy my bridesmaids’ gifts.
I gave my bridesmaids an assortment of gifts from Etsy.com. I bought whipped soaps from Dennis Anderson’s shop… I bought custom reversible totes from Sweet Southern Boutique (the owner is unfortunately ill and no longer is filling orders)… Custom wristlet purses by Simple Sweetcakes… custom zippered makeup bags from Sakura Urban… and framed digital prints from Makeshift Modern. My girls loved everything! I highly recommend Etsy ~ it is the first place I look for unique and one-of-a-kind gifts.
I did, however, go to Archiver’s to buy all of the gift wrap materials! I could spend hours in that store.