Spring Time
The flip-side of this watch is almost as interesting as the front. The skeleton-case back doesn’t tell the time, but it lets you see how time flies, showing off the craftsmanship that makes a Swiss watch run as smooth as Swiss chocolate. The Tissot LeLocle has an automatic movement, 25 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve. It comes in stainless, as shown, or with leather bands in black or brown. It’s $495 to $1,295 at both Philip Bortz Jewelers locations: 11330 Montgomery Road, (513) 469-8697 and 34 E. Fourth St. downtown, (513) 621-4441.

Refresh and relax
What do women want? Go ask Freud. Or just give her a gift card for a relaxing massage, a pedicure or a fresh new look with Aveda’s hair color. And just in time for Mother’s Day (May 10), Pure Concept Salon & Spa is offering gift cards to use at two locations: 8740 Montgomery Road, (513) 794-0202, and 5625 Deerfield Blvd., (513) 770-2120. Shop online at www.PureConceptSalon.com.

Grab Your Hat
What does Ronald Reagan have in common with Red Skelton? They are among the celebrities and presidents who have owned custom hats made by Gus Miller at Batsakes Hat Shop on the corner of Sixth and Vine in downtown Cincinnati. Batsakes is the kind of store that makes downtown in the city unique and historic. Batsakes, operating since 1907, sells Borsalinos, Stetsons, Kangols and Dobbs hats like this lightweight style for spring: Optima, $95 at Batsakes, One W. Sixth St., (513) 721-9345.

Nice crib
How do you baby the baby who has everything? How about this Built to Grow Crib by Stanley Young America. It’s one of the very few with a “Made in the USA” label, with American labor and craftsmanship. It meets and exceeds all safety requirements in the USA and Canada, and comes in 30 colors and finishes. Best of all, it expands to a child and adult bed: $649 to $749, Room to Grow, 8110 Montgomery Road, (513) 984-3113.

Put a Light Show in Your Pocket
The laser kaleidoscope can be used as an ordinary but powerful laser pointer. Then, when that presentation gets boring, a minor adjustment creates a spectacular laser holographic light show in any darkened room. It’s made by Can You Imagine: $69.95 at one of the coolest stores in town, The Coolest Toys on Earth, 314 Main St., Milford, (513) 205-6552.