GDA Staff -- Gifts & Dec, December 17, 2012
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The Oliveraie collection from Pre De Provence includes a selection of olive oil-infused skincare. The line includes body butter, hand and body lotion, liquid soap and a Marseille bar soap. $8.50-$30. European Soaps, Seattle. 800.426.9260.
Fringe's Florista mug comes packaged in a decorated two-piece gift box. It is dishwasher and microwave safe. 10 oz. $12. Fringe, Culver City, CA. 310.915.6430.
The Candy Cottage transforms the regular gingerbread house into a customizable treat. The reusable plastic house is great to use season after season with any holiday, or other, theme. The Party Pack comes as a set of four, snap together, ready-to-decorate mini gingerbread houses. Cookies or no cookies, the cottage can be decorated with regular cake frosting, candies and other delectables. The Candy Cottage, Zebulon, NC. 919.823.1959.
Survivor is a new gift collection from Grasslands Road inspired by those who have struggled with the battle against cancer. The line celebrates one's strength and perseverance with messages of faith and hope. Included in the collection are figurines, mugs, crosses, plaques, wind chimes and more. The company will donate 5 percent of wholesale shipments to the Cancer Research Institute. Grasslands Road, Elmsford, NY. 800.444.8887.
PlusTools from Vacu Vin is made of 10 products which are a combination of food preparation tools. The new collection includes: Kitchen + Nutmeg Grater, Turner + Tongs, Apple Corer + Knife, Pasta Spoon + Timer, Cake Server + Divider, Whisk + Brush, Citrus Grater + Zester and Vegetable Knife + Brush. $6.99-$14.99. Vacu Vin, Indian Trail, NC. 704.882.3521.
Shake with Humor
Shannon Martin/Girl Designer puts her sassy humor and retro imagery on new cocktail shakers. The shakers have a stainless steel interior and top with a built-in strainer. Holds 16 oz. $21.95. Hand wash. Shannon Martin/Girl Designer, Seattle. 800.638.9622.
For the eco-minded journaler, Seltzer Goods' Sigmund Freud notebook, made from 100-percent post-consumer recycled paper and printed vegetable-based inks, is perfect for reflecting, analyzing and recording deepest thoughts. Consists of 48 lightly ruled pages. Other cover designs available. $7.50. 25 percent of the proceeds go to an environmental cause. Seltzer Goods, Brooklyn, NY. 718.784.1533.
Quotable's Pouch featuring a famous quote is made of 100-percent cotton canvas. Measuring 7" square, it is the perfect size to stash snacks, cosmetics or other small items that get lost in the depths of a handbag. $6.95. Quotable, New York. 212.420.7552.
Aspen Candle Holders feature cute animals displayed on each pillar. Part of the DecoGlow collection, the candle holders fit any winter decor and give a woodsy feel year round. The lifted edges on each candle base hold any melted wax. $9.99 each. Global Product Resources, San Diego, CA. 800.979.4326.
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