November 19, 2012-- Gifts & Dec,
A Fashionable Year Ahead
Perfect for the fashionista to keep track of the days, the 2013 calendar by Inslee Designs features fashion illustrations rendered in watercolors. Each month is a free-standing 8"x10" page suitable for framing. $30. Jewelcase calendars measuring about 4½"x5¼" are also available. $20. Inslee Designs. New York. 703.431.8141.
Aunt Dottie's Blue Cheese Vinaigrette from Jenny's Gourmet Foods is a blend of tangy blue cheese, aged parmesan and extra virgin olive oil-perfect for topping a salad, adding to a vegetable dip or sandwich. $11.98 (2-pack), $23.98 (4-pack). Jenny's Gourmet Foods, Bluffton, SC. 843.645.9050.
Make My Day's Temptations are a fun twist on wine charms. The charms embody the seven sins: greed, lust, gluttony, envy, wrath, pride and sloth. They are made from dishwasher-safe silicone rubber and are packaged in clear P.E.T. gift boxes. Available in two sets of four colors each. $10. Make My Day, Venice, CA. 310.581.2555.
Tea (Towel) Please
This Jean Vier linen tea towel features an elegant fruit motif. A perfect add on to a gift basket of kitchen tools or gourmet goods. Other patterns include farm animals, a tapas theme, fish and more. $25. The French Farm, Houston, TX. 713.660.0577.
Hand-produced in Brooklyn, NY, this non-greasy oil from Love Nature NYC soothes and hydrates worn skin. Oil is made of wheat germ oil and includes vitamins A, D, E and antioxidants with grape seed oil that gently moisturizes and promotes skin cell regeneration and sweet orange oil to tone and tighten pores. 4 oz. $18. Love Nature NYC, Brooklyn, NY. 212.495.9855.
Lotus and Lychees
Trapp Candle's exotic floral fragrance is a blend of delicate, white lotus flower with fresh lychee fruit and a hint of creamy jasmine rice. Candles are available in 2 oz. votive ($3.75), 5 oz. ($19.50) and 7 oz. ($25) hand poured candles. Trapp Candle, Kansas City, MO. 800.670.4212.
With a Little Bit of Luck
The Touch Tap Knock Wood necklace from Jac Zagoory Designs allows the wearer to be able to invoke the power of the of touching wood to keep luck on their side. The hand knocks on the piece of tropical wood as the wearer moves. Made of pewter, with an 18" stainless steel chain. $29.99. Jac Zagoory Designs, New York. 212.777.6003.
Abbiamo Tutto's latest collection, Regina, features deep burgundy, gold and yellow tones. The rich colors give the collection a regal look. Abbiamo Tutto, McLean, VA. 703.790.0172.
Angelic Christmas Messages
Harvest House Publishers' gift book Christmas Blessings features enchanting angel illustrations by Donald Zolan, which accompany inspirational quotations and sentiments that represent the beauty and significance of the holiday. 7¼" square. $12.99. Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR. 888.501.0160.
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