By Lee Ann Sandweiss  •  Photography by Rodney Margison

With Jack Frost nipping at our noses (and other body parts), we’re all yearning for that special something that makes us feel pampered. Local retailers offer a blizzard of luxurious finds ready to make your home more inviting or to deck you out in style when you must brave the elements. 



Adorably mismatched mittens handmade in Columbus, Indiana, by 3 Little Mittens are witty and warm.

By Hand Gallery, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 109. 812-334-3255. 



For holiday weekends away, stash your duds in a durable duffle constructed from a retired cargo truck tarp. Made by The Real Deal Brazil, each 100 percent cotton, one-of-a-kind duffle comes complete with battle scars from badass adventures. $29–$110. 

1818 Apparel Company, 1200 N. College. 812-337-8049.



Take the chill off by brewing a perfect cup of tea or pour-over coffee with a perky cordless kettle by Chantal. Stainless steel and plastic-free, it comes in a variety of colors. Meow container sold separately. $10.99–$70.

Goods for Cooks, 115 N. College. 812-339-2200.

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$80 and up

`Tis the season for sparkle. A pair of Patricia Locke earrings can dress up jeans and a sweater or complete your look for a holiday party. Handcrafted in the USA and designed in pewter with Austrian crystals, the line comes in many color combinations and has matching pendants and bracelets. $80 and up.

Argentum Jewelry, 205 N. College. 812-336-3100.


$35 and up

Cold winter nights are made for snuggling under a silky rayon throw while binge-watching your favorite show or curling up with a riveting read. Textillery Weavers has hundreds from which to choose.  $35 and up.

Textillery Weavers, 1300 N.  Loesch Road. 812-334-1555.