Looking a gift horse in the mouth may turn a party into an etiquette lesson, whereas looking a gift basilisk in the eyes will turn the birthday girl to stone. Give curse-free gifts and goods with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gifts, art, and home accessories at The Eclectic Owl in Mount Pleasant.
The Eclectic Owl feathers its nest with quirky gifts, unique accessories, and locally created art. Customers can stow wisdom and refills of nighttime in a handmade owl tote ($24), whose vibrant red swatches of color and button eyes add imagination to any outfit to which it migrates. Vivid threads ensnare double-circle earrings as they spangle earlobes in hot pink, teal, black, orange, or one of many other springy, whimsical hues ($18). Sending a handmade card—such as the belated birthday greeting adorned with an apologetically lanky turtle ($2.95)—can be a one-of-a-kind communiqué, like faxing an image of a thumbprint. Local artists contribute their original talents to the eclectic smorgasbord, which includes a poppingly pink, surrealist- and nature-inspired 8”x10” print ($29) and photography by Trey Jaskiewicz ($30).