Holiday Gift Guide

ACE Holiday Gift Guide

Come to Isle of You and we'll put together a fabulous holiday look for the wee one on your list. For hip babies and toddlers we present Baby M, a collection of booties, diaper covers, skirts, and pants made of fuzzy-soft animal prints. Choose from darling zebra, giraffe, or leopard patterns. Caution: you'll take even more photos of your newly chic baby!

Isle of You 591 West Short Street. 254-3024.

Humor and individuality are expressed in "Pinto Pony, Life is a Carrot!" Sculptures are individually formed with red tile clay from "the ground up" using a combination of coil, slab and pinch clay techniques. Artist Linda Brewer then adorns them with horsehair, wire, feathers, and anything else that works to complete their personality. These cute ponies, original art, custom framing, and master crafted gifts are available at the Raintree Gallery & Framing in The Historic Old Depot, 110 Frankfort St., Versailles KY. 873-8822.

A perfect gift for the woodworker: "Blue Chip" bevel edge cabinet maker's fine chisels made in Sheffield England for making joints like dovetails and mortise & tenons. These chisels are razor sharp and keep the edge for a long time even in hardwoods like oak. This set contains the most commonly used sizes from 1/4" to 1 inch. Manny's Woodworkers Place

555 South Broadway. 255-5444.
For the chocolate lover...Gethsemani Trappist homemade Chocolate Bourbon Fudge, chocolate made by the monks of the Abbey of Gethsemani since 1848. We can personalize your Godiva chocolates. $5 to $60. Chocolate Forest, 2573 Richmond Road, Sweet 230. 266-8668.

Yeah, Christmas has gotten a little commercial. But it's not about the buying, it's about the giving.

Sure, you could brave the uncertainty and insecurity of the online shipping world, or fight the mall traffic.

Or, might we suggest, you take your wallets and purses to some of the local shoppes and stores, as featured in this year's Holiday Gift Guide - many of which are locally-owned and operated.

You'll find treats for all your loved ones, even the ones you don't really love but are staying with because you're too afraid to find another relationship. That's how good the Gift Guide is. Trust us. We trust you.

Happy holidays.