A ‘smart’ gift
Made by Echo, these gloves are made with eLink fabric panels on the index finger and thumb for easy manipulation on touch-screen devices. Text and email all you want without frustration. Gloves come in numerous colors; prices range from $32-$35.
Petal Boutique, 1315 East Blvd. 704-817-8871. shoppetal.com.
These locally created ornaments/dolls are adorable and appealing to kids – and adults, too. They’re crafted with embroidery floss, wood, pipe cleaners and little add-ons. The only challenge is narrowing it down to just one. $10
Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. sanctuaryofdavidson.com.
Bag the basic/black/boring phone cases. A South End print studio recently launched a website that offers completely customizable cases for iPhones, Blackberrys, HTC, Samsung Galaxy SIII and the iPad 2 and 3. Upload a photo/image of your own, add text, change fonts, use effects and more. Or choose from one of their designs. $34.95.