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Last last last minute gift ideas

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM
This Mark Anthony bow tie and matching pocket square is perfect for the season and nicely packaged for the best man in your life.
Why be ordinary when you can add the right amount of extra to your outfit with these cufflinks?
Mark Anthony's signature long ties will make the ideal present for him.
Have the man in your life step into the season in style and comfort only at Mark Anthony Designs.
Almaz Hochtritt (left) and Mishka Blake show the versatility of the cropped lily top by Indigo Soul, both accessorised with Aviola necklaces.
Maxine Williamson wearing a Mutumba shirt dress. This earthy print works well with strappy heals, boots or boxheel slippers.
TNT Fashion – from Afrocentric clutches to handbags.
Christen Romans showing off her Chrissy's Coils earrings.
Shawn Ashman with one of her creative pieces. It's a great statement piece for your home or office for him or her.
Creative director and the woman behind Au'Den Designs, Melissa Green, surrounded by Au'Den pieces – from cushions to key hangers.
Iela Sandals showing that they do more than sandals.

In 24 hours, it will be Christmas Day, and so you only have a few hours left to get those last-minutes gifts. Don't panic. The finds we have lined up for you will have your loved ones believing that you had spent all year planning and picking the perfect gift. Today's line-up has gifts for him, for her, and everyone in between. So here is a roundup of some last, last, last-minute gift ideas.

For the men in your life, Mark Anthony Designs has moved to a bigger and better space just in time for Christmas! The fashion designer recently relocated his store to a grander space on Fairway Avenue, and in the process, expanded his offering to make your man oh so stylish.

"Now that we're in the festive season, it's difficult to buy gifts for men. That's where I come in. I satisfy that need and our packaging is guaranteed to make the man at the receiving end feel special. We also have gift cards, so if you're not sure what they would like, you make a down payment on the card, and they come in and choose for themselves. I make the shopping experience easier on my clients, and that's why you should come to Mark Anthony Designs," he told Outlook.

The store opens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 11 Fairway Avenue, Kingston 5, or call 946-1460.


- 12 Days of Christmas -


On the 12th day of Christmas, you can have a shopping spree with Paula Hurlock and friends for your last-minute gifts.

Hurlock opened up her home to local designers and artists to showcase and sell their beautiful pieces. This is her second instalment of the 12 Days of Christmas, which she started because she wanted to help her fellow creative souls in their ventures.

"I am originally from MoBay, and I remembered how much it cost to get into one of those markets or in Kingston. To put up a tent or rent facilities and then to find a place to stay, all your expenses can easily run you to $100,000. I wanted to help to alleviate some of this last year. So I invited a few friends to sell from my location," she told Outlook.

Last year, it was just a few designers; this year, her friends encouraged her to expand from four to 12, making the event now 12 designers for 12 Days of Christmas. These include Paula Hurlock's own Indigo Soul Jamaica for elegant and classy kaftans that are multifaceted, as they can be worn so many different ways. Then there is the ever-trendy TNT Fashions for signature accessories for every woman; the laid -back and urban Mutumba; jewellery by Chrissy Coils; home decor by Au'Den Designs by Melissa Green; and the exemplary work of fine artist and author Shawn C. Ashman.

Today is the last day to take your pick and grab all your must-haves for that special someone or just to add that final piece to an already-fabulous gift.

While you enjoy the quaint shopping experience, you can also indulge your palate with a delightful experience of its own. Cafe Blondie will be on hand with a smoothies, coffee or sweet treats, and with a wonderful smile as well.

It is not too late. Just be there before 5 p.m.

12 Designers for 12 Days of Christmas is located at 19 Salisbury Ave, Barbican (access rear cottage via private road).