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Thrill Them To Pieces
Pieces of clothing, jewels, toys and tons more fun for Chanukah.
From left to right: Hand-ruching and a vintage leather strap detail the recycled cashmere of Galadriel Mattei’s Time Capsule cap ($143). Lori Karbal, Birmingham (248-258-1959; lorikarbal.com) … Because rhinestones are a man’s wallet’s best friend: Bring on the bling with this circa-1950s Austrian Crystal Stretch Bracelet ($45). Chi-Chi and the Greek, Waterford (248-255-5039) … Wrap her up in your love — and LOFT’s Faux Fur Cable Popover ($49.50). Area LOFT stores (loft.com) … Franklin designer Michele Saulson’s handcrafted statement Brass Ring Necklace ($185) is filled with a Peruvian chalcedony “rice” strand. Michele Saulson Designs, Franklin (by appointment at 248-703-0157; MicheleSaulsonDesigns.com) … This petite silver-tile Evening Club Bag ($21.99) has a snap flap closure, a side-zippered pocket and cross-body strap, making it the perfect little on-the-town tote. West Grange Pharmacy, Trenton (734-676-6622; westgrange.com) … Pool-blue enamel adorns this aluminum and stainless-steel Chipper & Sprite Serving Set ($36). Area Anthropologie stores (anthropologie.com).
From left to right: Dress his tootsies in their Chanukah blues best with Marcoliani Milano’s delicious cotton and wool Dress Socks ($35). J. Barbaro Clothiers, The Mall at Partridge Creek, Clinton Township and Great Lakes Crossing Outlet, Auburn Hills (jasonbarbaro.com) … Minimize mess and maximize sleek style with Restoration Hardware’s Roll Up Travel Charger ($49): Refuel up to four devices with a single wall outlet. Area Restoration Hardware stores (restorationhardware.com) … Elegant and tough (equally at home with a hoodie or wool suit), the pilot-style Victorinox Swiss Army Original Chronograph Watch ($450) is updated in muted tones of grey. Area Nordstrom stores (nordstrom.com) … Rugged yet chic, True Religion jeans ($172-$319; ask about promotions) are iconic for their twisted asymmetrical seams, colorful reinforced stitching and oversized low flap pockets. J. Barbaro Clothiers, The Mall at Partridge Creek, Clinton Township and Great Lakes Crossing Outlet, Auburn Hills (jasonbarbaro.com) … Deeply saturated and vibrant colors, an awesome wide-angle lens, multiple-exposure capability and a compact body inspired by a sardine can, Lomography’s La Sardina Orinoco Ochre analogue camera ($109) comes with a powerful Fritz the Blitz Flash. Lori Karbal, Birmingham (248-258-1959; lorikarbal.com) … Bring out the mountain man in your man with Boden’s warm-beyond-his-wildest-dreams Chunky Roll Neck ($138). Bodenusa.com.
From left to right: Just as indulgent as the real thing (but much more humane, of course), Restoration Hardware’s lovely Luxe Faux Fur Throw ($99) provides a sumptuous wintertime snuggle. Area Restoration Hardware stores (restorationhardware.com) … Bring bubbie into the ranks of Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie and Gwen Stefani — all fans of Gurhan bangles, like this 24-karat gold and sterling silver stack of three ($1,540) and dot bangle ($425). Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, West Bloomfield (248) 932-7700) and Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi (248-465-1800); tappers.com … Give the gift of stunningly classic: a couture bouquet custom designed with blooms imported from the finest growers around the world. Fleurdetroit Atelier and Warehouse, Bloomfield Hills (248-953-3840; fleurdetroit.com) … Soy and beeswax (which burn cooler and longer than paraffin) and essential oils fill this reusable Candle Tray ($58), hand-carved from a solid block of mango wood. SHE, Bloomfield Hills (248-594-8181; shebloomfield.com).
Clockwise from top left: To be filed under who-knew (just what he loves): In an effort to “become the undisputed leader in chocolate history,” Mars Inc. — makers of Mars bars and M&Ms — has a division devoted to making American Heritage Chocolate ($9.99; $8.99 for members), handcrafted chocolates using a Colonial-era recipe with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, anise and other spices. The Henry Ford at Greenfield Village Museum Store, Dearborn (313-982-6001); Online Shop (giftshop.thehenryford.org) … O.M.G. Soothe his barking dogs with UGG Australia’s super-plush shearling-lined Ascot Slipper ($109.95) with a rubber traction sole. Area Nordstrom stores (nordstrom.com) … Zeide will be the hit of the Chanukah party with Dreidel HD ($1.99). The dreidel app, designed by Michigan-based Captain Moustache partners Roy Krauthamer and Michael Weinstein and rated one of the best by the Wall Street Journal and CNN Money, can be downloaded from iTunes to his iPad, iPhone or iTouch and makes it easy to understand what each symbol means and how to win a boatload of shekalim. Dreidelhd.com … For the man who wears his fanhood on his sleeve: NHL Series Detroit Red Wings Cufflinks ($75) with bullet-back closures. Stacey Leuliette Gracious Living, Birmingham (248-593-9180; staceyleuliette.com).
Clockwise from top left: All ages, boys and girls, love to keep warm and cool in these brightly colored Initial Hats ($22) — can be special-ordered in any color or initial combo. Guys N Gals, West Bloomfield (248-851-1260) … Rock out in 3D with Nanoblock’s Musical Instruments ($12.99 each), micro-sized building blocks that create masterpieces that fit in the palm of your hand. Adventures in Toys, Birmingham (248-646-5550); Toyology, West Bloomﬁeld (248-562-7524 toyologywb.com;) and Warren Prescriptions, Farmington Hills (248-855-1177; warrenprescriptionstoys.com) … A ferocious purple mane frames the brilliantly embroidered and hand-woven Twoolies Elephant ($38) from Eleven Design Studio. Area Anthropologie stores (anthropologie.com) … Created by a retired Michigan auto executive when babysitting for his granddaughters, Clinton Township-based My Friendship Bracelet Maker ($19.99) includes everything girls (and boys —kits come in blue, too) need to make weaving colorful and tradable bracelets easy and fun. Toyology, West Bloomﬁeld (248-562-7524 toyologywb.com;) and Warren Prescriptions, Farmington Hills (248-855-1177; warrenprescriptionstoys.com); Genuine Toy Co., Plymouth (734-414-9500; genuinetoyco.com) … Tough guys love their friends, too: They can say it loud with this colorful Skull Rope Friendship Bracelet ($12.50). Area Crewcuts stores (jcrew.com) … In this election year, even toddlers have no excuse not to learn their presidential history: These all-wood Presidential Blocks ($119.99; $107.99 for members) are overflowing with portraits, facts and a copy of the Presidential Oath. The Henry Ford at Greenfield Village Museum Store, Dearborn (313-982-6001); Online Shop (giftshop.thehenryford.org).