GDA Staff -- Gifts & Dec, January 21, 2013
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Setting the table for casual entertaining just got a little more glam with new Fancy Fold Napkins from Party Partners. These thick pre-folded napkins come in five bright fashion colors as well as white and have a cloth-like feel. Party Partners, thru the Madison Park Group, Seattle. 866.963.6203.
Treasure Craft Ceramics is a new line from Zak Designs. The collection features three Disney characters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh, and includes cookie jars, sculpted mugs, salt and pepper shakers, and a milk and cookie set. Zak Designs, Spokane, WA. 970.985.4605.
Unisub serving trays and coasters can be monogrammed for hostess gifts or a self purchase. A variety of prints are available, including landscapes, paisley, chevrons and more. Unisub, Louisville, KY. 800.861.1461.
Summer is time for barbeques, and some colorful pigs join this year's festivities. An extension of the Grasslands Road Backyard BBQ collection, the collection of pig-inspired serveware and tableware come in summer brights like red, yellow, blue, green and orange. Skewers, plates and more are also part of the collection. The bowls (featured) are great for chips or dips. $15 each. Grasslands Road, Elmsford, NY. 800.444.8887.
Woodstock Chimes' Zynergy chime is made of cherry finished ash wood and features one tumble-polished silver rod. Comes with a mallet. 5". $8. Woodstock Chimes, Shokan, NY. 800.422.4463.
Gift Card Shake Up
Making its debut is Snomee, a snowglobe gift card holder that provides a lasting memento long after the gift card funds are spent. The Snomee opens up to reveal space to write a personal message and tuck in the gift card. There are 11 different themed designs ranging from dining out to home improvement. $14.99. Snomee, Ramsey, NJ. 630.333.5016.
Escape to the island of Bora Bora-even for a few moments. The new Destinations fragrances by Colonial Candle feature Bora Bora (and Barcelona later in the year). The Bora Bora collection includes Monoi Pearl, a blend of musk and peach; Coconut Milk and Lime; Orchid and Violet, and Coral and White Sands scents. Available in 22 oz., $25; 8 oz., $15; 3½ oz., $7.50; and in the company's signature oval glass votives for $3. Colonial Candle, Charleston, SC. 866.445.9993.
The new bunny assortment by Aurora is a cute duo of soft, plush rabbits for Easter-or any time of the year. The white and brown bunnies are part of the Miyoni collection, which features some of the world's most popular jungle and domestic animals. Available in two sizes (8", $9; 10", $15). Aurora Gift, Pico Rivera, CA. 888.287.6722.
Sport bottles from Oggi are glammed up with a little feminine bling. Glitz Tritan Sport Bottle has a flip-up drinking spout and straw. It is embellished with red, pink or blue sparkling bands. 25 oz. capacity. $6.95. Oggi Corp., Anaheim, CA. 714.449.0733.
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