Rhode Island Monthly Holidays 2014 : Page 15

For the Foodie AHeirloom’s Rhode Island State Cutting Board, $48 When you’re craving fancy cheeses and cured meats, a typical serving platter just won’t do. Display your charcuterie on a wooden board from AHeirloom, carved into the shape of the Ocean State with a heart or star marking your hometown pride. etsy.com/shop/aheirloom 6 7 For the inventive For the shopper Providence Tote Bag, $20 Allison Cole’s handmade tote featuring iconic Providence buildings and symbols is per-fect for that environmentally friendly person in your life. He or she can fill up this bag with who-zits and what-zits galore from every store, and save a tree in the process. etsy.com/ shop/handmadeallisoncole 8 Block Island Lighthouse blueprint, $69.95 The blueprints to the Block Island Southeast Light are like gifting a secret map to a Rhode Island treasure. The sixty-seven-foot-high tower and an attached Gothic Revival house were relocated and subsequently saved from the water’s edge in 1993. The only thing that’s changed from the original 1873 design is the electricity running through the building. oldblueprints.com/block-island.html For the designer 10 For the youngster Ani-gram-it board game, $55 RISD alum Alex Wolf designed a game called Ani-gram-it that allows children to escape from the world of technology and study the animal kingdom the good old-fashioned way. There are 100 two-sided tiles with words for different critters’ body parts and corresponding photos so kids can continue learning anytime, anyplace. risdworks.com Custom My Mez tray, $110, or tabletop, $300 Personal photos should do more than sit on Face-book for years to come. Pick out your favorites — be it new baby photos or a tribute to your parents — and customize a collage to be displayed on a handmade birch tray or tabletop by My Mez, which doubles as hanging wall art. The company also creates tabletops from iconic photos of WaterFire, Newport or ’Gansett. mymez.com 9 15 HOLIDAyS 2014 l RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY

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