Barrington High School’s Class of 2014 graduates next Friday, May 30th. If you have a special graduate you’d like to send off to college in style with a thoughtful gift, we turned to Notice Accessories in Barrington for a little advice. Notice is one of our favorite downtown Barrington boutiques offering unique, fun and on-trend clothing, accessories and gifts.
With a slogan like “Life’s short. GET NOTICED”, this shop is full of hard-to-find and meaningful merchandise and their grad gifts ideas are the focus of today’s Friday 5 feature.
We hit store manager Hannah Hannick up for her list of five great grad gift ideas and here they are for this week’s list…
1. Sloane Ranger Accessories
“Sloane Ranger is a line of little wallets, jewelry, totes and duffle bags which are great for overnighters and weekends home. It’s a very young and trendy line with fabrics featuring preppy patterns like anchors, whales, horses and arrows which coordinate with their jewelry.” Price Range: From $18 to $48 for larger totes and travel bags
2. Lotus Necklaces
“Our Lotus necklaces make great grad gifts because you can personalize them which is so special. Build a necklace with your graduate’s initial and add a little colorful charm for a gift that’s a meaningful reminder of home.” Price Range: $24 for silver to $38 for gold
3. Kate Spade Paper Goods
“Kate Spade’s line of paper goods will help new graduates get an early start on stocking their dorm rooms as they get ready to to campus. We have adorable little Kate Spade sticky note sets, note pads and agendas. Plus Kate’s stationery will come in handy for graduates to to send letters home to fill mom in on the latest news from campus.” Price Range: $8 to $20
4. Tru Blooms Perfume
“Tru Blooms is a line of fragrances made from flowers harvested from Chicago area gardens. They produce one new fragrance every year and it comes in a bottled perfume or a roll-on. It’s a really light, pretty, floral and fresh fragrance and the roll-on is perfect to keep in your purse so it’s always handy to pull it out and put a little on before class.” Price Range: $22 for the roll-on and $42 for a bottle
5. Lilly Pulitzer Water Bottles
“Anything of our items from Lilly Pulitzer would make the perfect grad gift, but the water bottles are particularly useful for the college student on-the-go. We also have Lilly trinket boxes, umbrellas, picture frames, pens, note cards and other fun things for your dorm room, all in Lilly Pulitzer’s colorful patterns which are iconic and so much fun.” Price Range: Mostly under $20
Notice is also full of adorable dresses in a range of sizes and price points which Hannah says are just right for the upcoming season of graduation parties. So to dress or gift your grad in style, be sure to drop by Notice Accessories for Living at 202 S. Cook Street in Barrington. Their phone number is 224.655.2085, web address is Notice-This.com and you’ll find them on Facebook at Facebook.com/NoticeAccessories.