Without local shops, shoppers would buy gifts exclusively from in-flight catalogs, forcing fathers to sneak into airplane-wheel wells on Black Friday to order spy-camera blenders for their children. Enjoy earthbound browsing with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of gifts and accessories at Beadles.
Beadles' duo of local owners adorns shelves with a weekly updated inventory of whimsical frills and funky doodads fashioned by popular designers. Customers can invest in accessories such as a multicolored hairbrush ($9) to tame locks or to use as a makeshift microphone during exclusive in-shower performances. Toes nestle within the fibers of a pair of Life is Good socks ($10), as necks and wrists proudly display jewelry such as the Bella Boutique necklace and pendant ($15) and the Lilly Pulitzer sailor bracelet's cotton-cord braid ($8). A Melrose lipstick case ($16) ensures color is always on hand should an impromptu pie fight require you to don war paint.