By REBECCA DESFOSSE
Unsure of what gifts to buy this holiday season? Dont fret. redbankgreen has been window-shopping downtown Red Bank in search of the perfect gift ideas for everyone on your list.
For example: your fashion-forward wine aficionado? Help her arrive at her next BYOB in style. At Red Ginger Home at 48 Broad Street, the wine purse shown above sells for $39 and includes a corkscrew for on-the-go bottle opening action.
Looking for an elegant and classy clutch to give to the luckiest lady in your life? Lucki Clover, at 20 Broad Street, has this lovely silver and gray beaded and sequined clutch for $95.
How much is that doggie in the window? Well if that doggie is the Schnazu at Bark Avenue, at 4 West Front Street, hes on Christmas special for $950. This gray, white and tan cutie is a mix of a Shih Tzu and a Schnauzer.
Your little girl asked Santa for a brand new bike under the tree this Christmas, did she not? The elves at The Red Bicycle at 27 West Front have come to your rescue with a rockin pink and white Scott Voltage Jr. 12 bike for $210, with lifetime service included.
Stumped on what to get the comic book lover in your life? Enter the faraway galaxy of Jay and Silent Bobs Secret Stash, at 35 Broad, where this patriotically-themed deluxe metal Captain America shield is a steal at $68.
For the man or woman who loves a leafy smoke, Don Francisco Cigars at 18 Wallace Street offers this sterling silver cigar cutter and lighter set from Kito with a lifetime warranty for $89.95. This lighter features a double punch and dual flame perfect for cigar or pipe smokers.
This handwoven bowl, available for $38 at Ten Thousand Villages, 69 Broad Street, makes a warm gift while helping artisans in Uganda, where it is made.
With notes of crisp greens, plum, green lotus, warm sake, Tokyo Milk Lotus Sake Parfum will be a hit for any gal who likes to smell pretty. At Emilia, Jessy Krol’s dress shop at 28 Monmouth Street, you can purchase a one-ounce bottle of the Eau de Parfum for $31.50
For the mamma-to-be, Wooly Monmouth, at 27 Monmouth Street, offers this too-cute-to-be-true Spud and Chole Leaf Blanket Knitting Pattern for $80. The pattern is suitable for both pro knitters and beginners (with some assistance that Woolly Monmouth is more than happy to provide).
Next door to Wooly Monmouth, Monmouth Street Emporium has a snappy item for photography enthusiasts and collectors. This little Bilora Boy vintage camera is selling for $79. Made in Germany circa 1950-1952, the camera is made of Bakelite and is black with cream trim. It has a Meniscus II lens and takes 127 film.
Want to splurge on the leading man in your life? Hamilton Jewelers, at 19 Broad Street, has a limited edition Chronomat 44 Hamilton watch by Breitling for their Centennial year. This exquisite timepiece features an Antarctic White dial, Hamilton green second hand, and a green crocodile strap at $8,650 a pop.
His name is Bashful; his cuteness is anything but. At Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals and Gifts of Whimsy, 9 Monmouth Street, this blue stuffed elephant by Jelly Cat from London goes for $60 and is just right for any kiddo on your list.
Treat your favorite traveling woman of style to a stylish bag that ensures her delicates arrive at her destination without being dented or squashed. At Sweetest Sin, 11 White Street, this Bra Bag, made by the Brag Company, is just $55 and fits 1-6 molded bras.
A budget-friendly gift for anyone who likes to smell great (men included). P.S. Poppy Seeds at 54 English Plaza has Fiat Luxe Felted Soap in Verbena, Calendula Citrus, Herb Garden and more scents for $14. These handmade soaps are wrapped in naturally anti-fungal wool to create an exfoliating and lathering soap and washcloth in one.
This unique Lady Gaga inspired necklace can be yours (ahem, a gift) for $125 at Bella Chic Boutique, at 26 Monmouth Street. This modern rock-star peace features a chain and leather necklace with a stunning pendant for a look that is truly distinctive.
For the lady who loves to keep warm in style, this beautiful and unusual head warmer can be found at Shore Chic, at 50 English Plaza, for $110. Made in Chile, this Origen lo Natural design uses all natural and eco-friendly fibers.