Fine Things has been giving “retail therapy” to area shoppers for over 21 years, providing wonderful gifts and home décor to the Milton-Pace communities.

This friendly little gift shop (that actually is not that little with over 3,000 square feet of gifts) surprises most first time guests with the large merchandise mix offered.

Owner Kim Rutledge is a native to this area and knows most of her customers by their first name. She feels connected to her customers since they rely on her not only for their gifts, but she is a friend that will listen and give encouragement. So many come in to Fine Things to relax and just absorb the ambiance of such pretty things.

Sorrelli jewelry is one of those things that sell extremely well at Fine Things. It is a beautiful line of heirloom inspired jewelry that has Swarovski crystal and has a lifetime warranty. Even husbands are experts with Sorrelli since it is a popular gift to give to their wives.

Another hot item this holiday season is Lenny & Eva jewelry. This is a jewelry line that features leather cuff bracelets with themed sentiments expressed in metal that clasp to the bracelet. It has been a hot seller and retails from $34 - $42. Jewelry is definitely a favorite gift choice at Fine Things, located at 5131 Dogwood Drive in Milton. In the event you are new to the area, it is right beside the post office.

Kim has created a store with such a selection in gourmet, kitchen and tabletop items, decorative accents and the fragrances. Oh, the fragrances when you enter Fine Things! They are the first things mentioned by customers. Frasier Fir, by Thymes is a wonderful smell of Christmas and it is noticed immediately when you walk in the door.

The rich lotions, bath gels and luxury soaps by Thymes are consistent top sellers. Candles, potpourri and fragrant lamps are staples in Fine Things.

Priester’s pecans can be found at Fine Things in decorative tins and smaller gift bag assortments. Honey glazed nuts, divinity, pecan rolls, chocolate covered nuts and many more confections are gift choices offered at this fine gift shop. Customers continue to prefer the soup mixes and cheese ball mixes for quick gifts.

Gift-wrap is complimentary, and many say they come to Fine Things because of the beautiful way a gift is presented. Gourmet gift can be customized to your preferences. Fine Things takes orders from businesses wishing to thank their clients and delivers customized baskets for them. The holiday season is perfect time to call on Fine Things for this service.

Many are decorating for the holidays, and Fine Things has ornaments, wreaths, Santa figurines, snowmen and of course, beautiful nativities. You will be delighted by the displays featuring rustic trees, majestic cake stands, unique bowls and platters, inviting tables to host your friends and family. You will find Arthur Court designs, crystal vases, and by the way, did I mention the bridal registry at fine Things? If you are recently engaged, you definitely will want to register at Fine Things!

There is a baby registry if you are expecting, and you’ll love the selection of--especially baby clothing--and gifts presented by Fine Things. Names you recognize: Mud-Pie, Feltman Bros., and Rosaline are available and a fun collegiate area featuring Alabama, AU, Florida and FSU items. A toy play area is provided for your children while you shop. This is a win-win for all!

Don’t miss out on shopping at Fine Things, and let them know you read about them in this article (a complimentary gift may be offered to you) and enjoy the relaxing way of shopping.

Kim, April, Keri and Jennifer will great you and make you feel at ease with your shopping needs. Fine Things is proud to have been a successful small business in the Milton Community and ask you to continue supporting all small businesses in your local area. They wish you a very, Merry Christmas!