Today, online shopping is synonymous with every gifting occasion. Cheap and convenient might be two enticing reasons to avoid looking at other options. But we at Absolute Gallery believe in offering affordable, local-made, personal gifts for our customers. Guaranteed for a lifetime, the iconic Stormy Kromer caps are made in Michigan, still crafted by hand and perfect for our punishing winter. Just like George “Stormy” Kromer, who started the company with his wife in 1903, the caps are a testament of skilled craftsmanship. Another great option is a variety of Zen Puzzles made of wood featuring interesting shapes and imagery. Also in store are quirky yet functional light-switch accents with elaborate levers enclosed in frames, sure to entertain kids and amuse adults. Wall accents of beautiful African textiles from a professor’s trip to her country are also available right in time for the holiday season. Tired of buying the same Hallmark holiday card every year? Colorfully quilled Santa and other exciting holiday cards are anything but boring. Also featured are brooms, handwoven and intricately patterned from Jeff Johnson, an artist from the Jackson area known for his unconventional use of broom handles. We believe in the artists and their craft, but also that a handmade gift doesn’t need to break your budget. Visit our gallery in Old Town for these and many more affordable offerings from local artists. This holiday season, go local!