Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for That Special Someone

It’s not too late to start shopping local for unique holiday gifts that everyone on your list will love.

Yikes! Saint Nick’s arrival is just under three weeks away and, far from checking items off your list, you’re still awaiting inspiration for Christmas gift ideas!

Or, maybe you’re almost through with your shopping, but you need one more unique gift idea – or perhaps a great source for several small stocking stuffers for people of all ages, male and female. And you want to buy local, right here in Little Rock ….

Not to Worry! Just Shop ESSE!

The staff in the Store at ESSE has plenty of Christmas gift ideas for you, and our online store offers unique gift ideas for women in Little Rock – or anywhere. Come in to the store to let us assist you in finding a unique gift for your special someone, or let your fingers do the walking in our online store while you gather great Christmas gift ideas.

Make Shopping Easy by Registering for Unique Purses

But say you still feel uncertain about selecting the perfect gift, even with our cracker-jack sales staff’s assistance (and we have some very fun Cracker Jack charm necklaces in the store, by the way) – send your loved ones in to browse and register for the unique purses of their dreams. We love to play Santa’s helpers!

Or pick up a super-cute ESSE gift certificate, made in the shape of ESSE’s red purse logo, and let your gal pick out the bag of her dreams. (Or your guy can pick out his heart’s desire – our merchandise swings both ways. Gift Idea #1: one of our cool messenger bags may do the trick.)

Traditionally Unique Gift Ideas

For some, nothing says “I love you” at Christmas like jewelry – a noteworthy tradition, indeed – but the jewelry at ESSE is far from traditional. Our unique and unusual art pieces make a gift shout, “I LOVE YOU!” Choose from Matthew Smith’s wearable art cufflinks to Chickenscratch’s light-hearted earrings and brooches to Neo of Rome’s neoprene necklaces, bangles, brooches and earrings to make your sweetie’s heart go pitter-pat.

Or how about cuddly jewelry for someone you love to cuddle? Give a unisex felt brooch by Danielle Gori-Montane to say, “I love your sassy, classy style, my dear, and you can carry this off!”

And those are just drops in our jewelry box.

Purse Recommendations from the ESSE Staff

Of course, this is The Store at ESSE Purse Museum, so we have to talk unique purses, the only kind we sell. You won’t find “the usual” brands here, so let us describe a few of the faves we rave about.

Kent Stetson

A bright, bold, in-your-face Kent Stetson clutch is super-festive Christmas gift idea for a woman who loves to be noticed when she walks into a room. And with a Kent Stetson clutch tucked under her arm – or worn crossbody-style with the detachable chain – your head-turner is sure to have a little extra pep in her step.


For understated elegance in a timeless piece, consider a Treebourne wooden evening bag, a head-turning unique purse. You won’t find these just anywhere, making them especially unique gift ideas for women in Little Rock.

Anya Sushko

Or for someone who’s been very, very good – or whom you want to treat very, very well – consider an Anya Sushko bag from our luxury line. As Anya’s only stockist in the United States, we can guarantee this as a gift your friends won’t have. Consider it a gift of a lifetime, because that’s how long Anya Sushko bags will last.

Toute by Maisonette 1977

And let us just tout one more line before we go: Toute by Maisonette 1977 tote bags. In an array of colors and prints, these totes are the toast of Manhattan, but ridiculously reasonable in price. We love them, and we’ll bet your loved one will, too.

If you need help coming up with other unique gift ideas, just shoot us an email or call 501-916-9022.

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