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This quaint jewelry boutique on Peck Street has some of the most unique and eclectic pieces in the entire state. How about an earring with your kidney stone embossed in it? Or a purse that also functions as a full-sized wall clock? The quirky owner Don garners his collection from more than 100 artists, each one with their own style and design. Apart from jewelry, you'll find a good range of home decorative pieces as well as other funky gadgets and toys that make perfect gifts. Moreover, most of the stuff is limited edition, so you know you're taking home something distinct.
This store in bustling College Hill sells boutique and handcrafted jewelery to locals. However, Pie in the Sky sells more than just jewelry, it also has socks, postcards, totes and kitschy knick-knacks for the home. As with most other stores on Thayer Street, this one is fiercely independent and features plenty of work from locals. It is the perfect place to find a gift for that friend of yours who is just impossible to shop for.
This historic forge house turned into a boutique store is tucked away on the far edge of Providence's Fox Point neighborhood, pegged up against the Seekonk River. The owners carefully curate all of the unique items such as scarves, jewelry, home decor, and general bric-a-brac. Some of the designers like Orla Kiely, Emma Bridgewater and Catherine André may not necessarily be household names, but the quality of their items is unparalleled.
Hope Street has plenty of eclectic shops that feature local products from Providence purveyors like Kreatelier and Studio Hop, but Frog + Toad is undoubtedly the best. Inside visitors will find all kinds of art, books, knick-knacks, jewelry, clothes and even customized wrapping paper. Most of the products come from locals who are proud of Rhode Island, but it's not a tourist trap trinket store because the items here are kitschy, cool, innovative, funny, thoughtful and provocative. It's definitely a nice place to stop in and find a interesting, one-of-a-kind gift.