Pop-Up Boutique Features Unique Gifts From Local Makers

The front windows are filled with holiday cheer!

In an age of mass-produced goods, a handmade gift means more than ever. Maybe this season finds you up to your ears in sawdust or knitting up cozy surprises for loved ones. Not a maker yourself, but still want to give handmade? Home for the Holidays pop-up boutique has got your back.

For the second year, owner Maureen Koopman has invited a group of local makers to stock the temporary shop, this time at 14822 Detroit Ave. “There’s so much talent in CLE,” says Koopman. “I wish we had unlimited space!”

Even so, she’s managed to fit in a variety of offerings, including classy accessories for men and women, clever greeting cards, hand-stamped sterling jewelry and signs made from reclaimed materials. For kids, there are adorable appliqued onesies, superhero capes and masks, mini mailbag sets and finger puppets. Shoppers will also find edible treats from several local companies and fun surprises for pets.

While you might expect to pay a premium for handcrafted goods, many items won’t set you back more than a gift from a retail chain.

Home for the Holidays is open Thursday-Sunday until December 23rd. For hours and event listings visit HomeForTheHolidaysLakewood.com.

Emma is a writer living in, and loving Lakewood!

Maureen Koopman

Emma is a writer living in, and loving Lakewood!

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017