Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. With only so many shopping days left, we want to help make your holidays a little easier by sharing great gift ideas from Hamilton County, Indiana shops, restaurants and retailers each week. This week, we will focus on gift ideas for the arts-and-crafty types on your list. If buttons, yarn and fibers are a few of their favorite things, you'll want to explore Stitches and Scones in Westfield. The store is bursting with supplies for knitting, crocheting, weaving, jewelry making and needlepoint. It's no secret that this store has the products and classes that crafters love: it was recently named the Best Arts and Crafts Store in central Indiana for the fourth year in a row! On Dec. 4, you can take a family shopping trip to the Arcadia Arts Initiative as part of Christmas on Main Street. Peruse the wares from the Arcadia Art Gallery, Tabby Tree Weaver, Affinity Beads, Arcadia Arts Academy and Hartley Interiors. Fill up your shopping bags, and then enjoy cookies and milk, have your kids' picture taken with old Saint Nick and watch the lighting of the Christmas tree. Of course, those who love to create their own artistic treasures appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of fellow artisans. Throughout the holiday season, stroll through the Carmel Arts and Design District for handmade jewelry, glass pieces and original art. You also can discover the shops and galleries on the Indiana Glass Trail and the Nickel Plate Arts Trail for everything from antiques to modern-day masterpieces, all by Indiana artists and craftspeople. Last week, we made some suggestions for the foodies on your list and, with these ideas, you can check the crafters off too! Next week we'll share ideas on how to create the gift of memorable moments for your family and friends during the holidays (and beyond). Find more great gift ideas in the Hamilton County Holiday Gift Guide.
Finding the Perfect Holiday Gift for Crafters
Thursday, December 2, 2010 by Hamilton County Tourism Staff