GDA Staff -- Gifts & Dec, November 26, 2012
Tarocco Orange Hand Therapy by Crabtree & Evelyn leaves hands silky soft. The conditioning cream is formulated with shea butter, macadamia nut oil, vitamin C-rich Tarocco blood orange extract and skin-freshening eucalyptus and sage extracts to help moisturize and soothe hands, along with myrrh to help condition cuticles and nails. 3½ oz. $19. Crabtree & Evelyn, New York. 800.272.2873.
Sleek in Snakeskin
For Red Pomegranate's Snakeskin collection, the designer used a gold and silver gilding process with organic pigment making all of the pieces food safe. The line includes shallow bowls in various sizes and plates. Red Pomegranate, Moss Beach, CA. 650.728.5613.
Spread the Love
Perfect for exchanging social media information or leaving a quick note, Cartes de Visites business card blanks from Lasercuttingshapes have laser-cut designs. Cards measure 2"x3½". $15/pack of 50. Many designs available. Can also be used for placecards, gift tags and more. Lasercuttingshapes, Columbus, OH. 614.848.5700.
Vent Alex bowl is part of Beatriz Ball's Pedestal collection. Designed for serving sauces, desserts, fruit salad or whatever one wishes. It is paired here with the Soho Cross Dan ladle. Bowl, 10"x10"x6¼"; ladle, 75/8". $141 and $25, respectively. Beatriz Ball, Harvely, LA. 888.265.1069.
Meri Meri's Sweet bunnies on paper partyware adds a festive touch to Easter egg hunt refreshment tables or dessert after the family dinner. The collection includes cupcake stand, paper plates, coordinating napkins and more. $7.95-$10. Meri Meri, Belmont, CA. 650.508.2300.
This fur and knit fox will keep any little one snuggly warm. Pigs, Owls, Frogs, Alligators and other critters make up the Maison Chic collection. Available in 12" ($22) and 16" ($26) versions. Maison Chic, Atlanta. 800.653.5048.
All You Need Is...
Waxing Poetic's Everybody Needs collection includes a charm for each "need": a dove charm for peace, a heart for love and an angel. Each necklace comes in a gift box. $35. Waxing Poetic, Carpinteria, CA. 877.724.5434.
Chocolate in the Air
These candles leave behind sweet scents that are good enough to eat. The Valentine's Day collection by SOI Company includes Love Spell Divine (fruits and tamarind), Goddess (vanilla and white musk with bergamot) and Chocolate Truffle (featured). SOI Candles don't emit harmful toxins and can burn up to 40 percent longer than paraffin wax candles; the melted soy oil can also be used as a skin moisturizer. The collection is available as votive ($6.49), Small Travel Tin ($7.99), Large Travel Tin ($12.99), Luxe Highball candle ($24.99) and Herbal Classic ($25.99). SOI Candle Co., Modesto, CA. 209.544.0300.
Cocktail Notes letterpress printed coasters from Old Tom Foolery will add a little life to a party with their witty sayings. Looking like cocktail napkins, the coasters feature a humorous one-liner. 4½" square. 10 to a pack, each with a different saying. $18. Old Tom Foolery, Minneapolis. 612.354.2691.
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