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Gifty Things in Life

Capture Cape Cod's Essence with Crafts

1. Coastal Jewels

Coastal Jewels

Mashpee artist Valerie Leri captures Cape Cod’s essence in original “painting earrings,” tiny gems of cherished coastal scenes including lighthouses, beach waves, sunsets, and more. The paintings are encased in charms and coated for protection; they are a perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your friends who love Cape Cod! Find the earrings at M. Brann in Mashpee Commons and other Cape stores, or visit rtartworks.com.

2. Touch of the Island

Touch of the Island

For a Martha’s Vineyard-made delight, try Simply Soaps’ Shea Butter Silk hand and body cream ($21.50), a rich, silky smooth combination of Shea Butter, jojoba oil, Vitamin E, sunflower oil, and island fragrances that keeps your skin soft and scented long after applied. Choose the Chappaquiddick Coconut, the Gay Head Ginger Lime, and a dozen more scents that will remind you of island days. Visit Simply Soaps’ website, simplysoapsmv.com, for great holiday gift ideas.

3. Cape Cozy

Cape Cozy

Warm up your holiday season with a Cape Mermaid zippered fleece sweatshirt ($46). The washed down look and feel of a zip-up delivers both maximum comfort and easy year-round style. Made with 80% cotton and 20% polyester, this zip-up, available in flo blue, will keep its shape and softness. To purchase, or for more Cape Mermaid gift ideas, visit capemermaid.com.

4. Remember the Dachschunds!

Remember the Dachschunds

Chip in for charity this holiday season by sending friends and family a unique card from Artful Paws. Artful Paws founder Fabre Sanders hand makes and colors each of the cards, which come in designs for birthdays, Christmas and the holidays, and more. All of the proceeds (100%) from card sales go to Little Paws, which rescues dogs from Maine to Florida. The cards cost $3.25 (not including s/h), and so far, Fabre has raised $4,000. To purchase the cards, visit artfulpawsonline.com.

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