321. Notice Accessories for Living’s “One for You, One for Me” Gift Guide

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We all know that giving is the best part of the holidays, right? There’s nothing like spreading holiday cheer with just the right gift for that special someone. But Notice owner Mari Barnes and her daughters Becky Jackson and Hannah Hannick see that our eyes do tend to wander while looking for that perfect present. Despite our best intentions, holiday shopping quickly turns into “one for you, one for me.” (And how could it not, with so much cute stuff around? We really can’t be blamed.)

The ladies at Notice want us to embrace this method of shopping. “It makes shopping even more fun,” Becky says. “How’s that a bad thing?” We decided to make it official with the first annual “One for You, One for Me” gift guide.

The Notice team: Becky Jackson, Mari Barnes, and Hannah Hannick - photographed by Julie Linnekin
The Notice team: Becky Jackson, Mari Barnes, and Hannah Hannick – photographed by Julie Linnekin

Becky, who is in charge of visual merchandising and marketing, describes Notice as a one-stop-shop for clothing, gifts, and accessories. “We have great, unique gifts for women, men, and children–there’s something for everyone on your list,” she says. And because the Barrington store is one of three Notice boutiques–there’s also a store in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, and one in Evanston–they have tons of rotating inventory. 

“Barrington customers always get first dibs,” Mari says. “Since we have the largest storeroom here, we have everything shipped to this location.” They’re constantly bringing new items out onto the floor, where lucky Barrington shoppers can snap them up before they’re shipped off to Chicago or Evanston (if they ever make it onto the truck, that is).

Hot new leather-look pieces are great for fall & winter - photographed by Julie Linnekin
Hot new leather-look pieces are great for fall & winter – photographed by Julie Linnekin

Notice has all the glitter and glam a girl could want for the holidays: A vegan leather dress from Eva Franco (pictured above, at left, $278) is a great wardrobe update, and can easily withstand a red wine spill (not that red wine ever spills, but just in case). And while you’re there, you could pick up a sparkling frame or candle as a hostess gift–you can’t get much more efficient than that!

Holiday glitter for you and yours - photographed by Julie Linnekin
Holiday glitter for you and yours – photographed by Julie Linnekin

So here it is, folks.  Our “One for You, One for Me” Gift Guide including gift suggestions for all of those special people in your life along with companion gifts for yourself ;).  Happy shopping!

For the Wee Ones (and You)

As the mother of a 2 year-old son and 7 month-old daughter, Becky is always on the lookout for the cutest items for the kids in our lives. These Stack and Scare blocks by Uncle Goose ($52) are made in Michigan with sustainably forested basswood. The interchangeable pieces inspire creative building, and the graphic designs are great for the youngest architects.

And you’ll look adorable building alongside your little one in this Waverly Gray sweater ($218). The nubby texture, knit cuffs, and inset zipper take this sweater to the next level.

Blocks for the wee ones, and a fun sweater for you – photographed by Julie Linnekin
Blocks for the wee ones, and a fun sweater for you – photographed by Julie Linnekin

For a Great Friend (and You)

Color-blocked felt totes ($220 and up) from Gräf & Lantz would be a welcome gift for any woman on your list (including yourself!). Their bright colors and zig-zag stitching, coupled with rich leather handles, strike the right balance of design and durability.

The German duo of Gräf & Lantz also make coasters in the same 5mm-thick wool felt used on their bags.  Coasters just like these were used to protect tables in Bavarian taverns until the late 1800s, which is how they got their name “bierfilzl,” or beer felt. Combine a set ($22) with your favorite brew for a host/hostess gift with a bit of history. They’re functional, durable, and come in lots of great colors.

Gräf & Lantz felt totes, with coasters to match - photographed by Julie Linnekin
Gräf & Lantz felt totes, with coasters to match – photographed by Julie Linnekin

For a Man (and You)

For the men in your life, Notice carries a line of gorgeous Graphite Objects ($34-72) from sculptor Agelio Batle.  The organic, nature-inspired forms are handmade by first creating a clay mold of the object. Then carbonaceous graphite (the same material used in pencils) is combined with other compounds in the mold under intense pressure. The result is an art object that can also be used as a smudge-free writing instrument–one that will last up to seven years! (If you don’t see the perfect object below, just ask–there are many more designs available.)

And wouldn’t it be more fun to address your holiday cards with a fun pen like the ACME pens pictured below ($49.50)? Or combine a pen with one of Notice’s many  journals for a writing-themed gift.

Graphite Objects and Acme pens – photographed by Julie Linnekin
Graphite Objects and Acme pens – photographed by Julie Linnekin

For a Family (and You)

Getting ready to deck the halls? Decorate your mantel with a few stockings by Barrington resident Jen Hapwood’s company, My Perennial.

Jen’s modern take on traditional motifs are sure to delight kids from one to ninety-two. Each wool felt stocking measures 8″ wide by 18″ from bell to big toe, so there’s plenty of room for stuffing. Jen’s thrilled to have her design studio in her Barrington home, and to be only a short walk from Notice.

My Perennial stockings look just right next to R. Nichols candles, which feature retro graphic designs and festive scents like Sparkle, Glow & Glisten ($68 for a set of three votives).

Candles by R. Nichols and Stockings by Barrington's own My Perennial - photographed by Julie Linnekin
Candles by R. Nichols and Stockings by Barrington’s own My Perennial – photographed by Julie Linnekin

For You (and a Hostess)

When it comes time to get all gussied up for holiday parties, Notice is where you’ll find the perfect dress. Mari, Becky, and Hannah take great care to buy amazing dresses in as many different styles as there are body types–so you know you’ll find a flattering fit. This stunner by Eva Franco ($328) is already accessorized. Just add coordinated Kate Spade gift items to make both you and your hostess look perfectly pulled together.

An Eva Franco dress, paired with Kate Spade thermal cup and notebook - photographed by Julie Linnekin
An Eva Franco dress, paired with Kate Spade thermal cup and notebook – photographed by Julie Linnekin

For a Teen Girl (And You)

Notice even has something to please the teenage girls on your list. From wristlets to crossbody bags, Sloane Ranger makes British-inspired accessories that are just the right mixture of preppy and cool. Printed on heavy canvas, the equestrian motifs and ditzy florals are fun, not stuffy. With items ranging from $10 to $108, you’ll find a great gift that fits your budget.

Sloane Ranger at Notice – Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Sloane Ranger Accessories at Notice – photographed by Julie Linnekin

 

For You (and a Friend like You)

And while you’re shopping, don’t forget to stock up on Snugs in the latest colors and styles! These highly-addictive smoothing base layers are known for flying off the Notice shelves. Priced from $30-$48, they’re a practical indulgence you can’t pass up. Roll up a couple of tanks for a friend–she’ll thank you!

And be sure to check out Notice’s new line of Lyssé leggings, which pair great style (think leather insets & ultrasuede) with shaping fibers to create a must-have wardrobe staple.

For You (And a Friend Like You) - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
For You (And a Friend Like You) – photographed by Julie Linnekin

You’ll find lots more at Notice, and the inventory will change daily. “And even hourly, during the holidays!” Becky says. Stop in–the ladies will be happy to help you find perfect gifts for your loved ones (wink, wink).

If you just can’t bring yourself to buy, you can always fill out a Notice Wish List, which is an ingenious (if unsubtle) way of telling your hubby what you’d like this holiday season.

For a little more inspiration, here’s a gallery of great Notice looks from the 2013 Barrington Junior Women’s Club fashion show courtesy of Liz Benedetto of Elizabeth-Ashby Photography.

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Notice – Barrington

202 S. Cook St
Barrington, IL 60010
224.655.2085
Web: www.noticethis.com
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Twitter: @Notice_This

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Saturday 10-4
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