How to recycle Oriental rugs? These Christmas stockings and the handbags I saw at Spicy & Sweet Boutique in St. Louis Park seemed a clever idea. I liked the glitzy vintage jewelry too, but I can’t share a photo for fear of ruining the surprise for the gift’s recipient. For hostess gifts, there’s always a big “bar” of gourmet chocolate or a locally designed Christmas-themed or 2014 calendar tea towel. Spicy & Sweet Boutique is open Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4 at 6532 W. Lake St., 55426.