Gift shops offer buyers a one-stop shopping experience for unique gifts, much like a trip to the local fishmonger who operates out of his car trunk. Avoid offending noses and losing friends with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of jewelry, stationery, and gifts at Angelina, in downtown Barrington.
A charming retail bastion, Angelina caters to gift-givers who seek unique jewelry, handbags, picture frames, and more. Step into the spritely styled space and browse scores of floral necklaces and earrings ($12+) crafted in vibrant spring shades. Revolving racks of stationery ($3+) come neatly stuffed in crisp, cellophane sleeves, optimal for letter-writing your favorite aunt or airing grievances to your city-council alderman. Peruse scores of candles ($10+) and stock up when planning for a romantic dinner gathering, neighborly séance, or reviving the popularity of your basement bomb shelter circa 1958. Servicing downtown shoppers for the past nine years, Angelina infuses pools of color into local living spaces, thanks to whimsically painted wall pieces, graphic picture frames ($19.95), and other home-décor accents ($10+) optimal for making even the most buttoned-up homemaker blush.