'Tis the season! As it is the 11th, I imagine that many of you are waist deep in Christmas shopping right now. The perfect gift is a tough and important decision point, but never fear, the Pickwick's staff is here to assist! There will be three of these little gift guides before the big day arrives, so keep your eyes on this space! Clockwise, starting from the upper left hand corner:
Brian's Pick: Santa Maria Novella Citrus "Relax" Wax Tablets - $34
These tablets are a wonderful gift for mothers and grandmothers. They are the best alternative to a room/linen spray, giving off a delicate scent wherever they are placed. Made the same way now as they were 400 years ago, their aroma lasts ages- the proprietress of Pickwick's has owned her own set of Santa Maria Novella wax tablets for twelve years and says they still smell delightful!
Rosamund's Pick: Rebecca Ray American Couture Bit Bracelet - $60
Rebecca Ray celebrates women craftsmen and a dedication to quality. These bench-made pieces feature two sizing options on each leather and brass bracelet and are an ideal find for the equestrian fanatic or fearless jewelry lover.
Bronte's Pick: Le Dame Aux Camelias by Jardins D'Ecrivains - $150
This cologne was un petit discovery by Madame Pickwick herself. It is a muted, self-aware luxury. Designed to be worn to bed (ooh-la-la), it has all of the qualities of the Grand Dame reclining in silk after a night of dancing- elegance, simplicity, and class. Its notes contain cardamom, orange blossom, and rose with warm underpinnings of musk and juniper wood. Sweet- with a hint of warm spice, does that describe your lady love?
Douglas's Pick: Bar10der - $40
The Bar10der is a great choice for the person who has everything, particularly suited for young professionals or the mixologist. Available in Edgehill's Common Threads, as well!
Thistle's Pick: A Matter of Fashion - $30
I'm up! This book has been a matter of fascination with me for several weeks now. I often stop when there are no customers to chat with and flip through it's beautifully curated pages. A reflection on how culture moves fashion and vice versa, it is well put together, with great choices for the top style pushers in fashion over the years. I will be picking up a copy of this book and, if you've any style conscious types or historians on your list, this is a great volume for their bookshelf.
Jodi's Pick: Flex Bracelets - $24 (not shown)
These slender, fits-all bracelets are such a simple application of sparkle to any outfit. Made in the USA, each miniature chamber carries a Swarovski crystal. These are the perfect gift for the young lady just beginning to graduate to adult jewelry pieces or the individual who brings their own sparkle to the room upon arriving.
Hopefully that covers all of the bases! Stay tuned for the next installment, up this weekend!
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