28 November 2007

The Blissful Guide to Irresistible Gifts

Here it is, friends, our round-up of favorite finds for everyone on your list this holiday season. It’s The Blissful Guide to Irresistible Gifts. Exhausted already? Pressed for time? Stupefied by the throngs at the malls? Shop The Blissful for the unique, desirable goodies you’d really like to give. Here are our suggestions for 2007:

For the gal you'd really like to spoil (and maybe that's you!)...

Our newest arrival! The softest cashmere fingerless gloves. You'll be amazed at how very warm these babies keep you. And so stylish! Fingerless is the look of la saison.
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For your cousin in college...
French eau de toilette and bubble bath in Art Nouveau bottles by l'Aromarine.

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For your big sister with impeccable taste...

Gold-plated charm necklaces that beg the question, Where did you find that?

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For your son's new girlfriend visiting from the city...

MarieBelle chocolates in signature blue and brown boxes or a chic little lunchbox filled with their famous Aztec Hot Chocolate.

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For the traveller who likes to wander off the beaten path...

A wayward travel guide to City of Lights.

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For the head of the PTA...

A ruffly cake plate heaped with cookies or topped with something a little more unexpectedly sweet, like our winsome birdie.

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For the consummate entertainer...


Our favorite "ceremetale" tray for the season in a reflective titanium finish. They're even dishwasher safe!

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For the twenty-something setting up house...

A place to record favorite family recipes.

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For those who like their wine...

A bottle of your choice in one of our humorous wine bottle gift bags, with...

A set of wine glasses for casual gatherings in a modern new shape, or...

A vintage doorknob winestopper (perfect for the neighbor throwing the casual soirée), or

A vintage pool ball winestopper.


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For the busy woman who needs to remember everything at a glance...

A slate message board.

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For your niece in high school...


Our Piano Cord Bracelets in sets of six, available in four colors.

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For every stocking needing stuffed...

A peppermint candy-encrusted marshmallow stir stick for cocoa. Yummy for kids of all ages.

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For your favorite door...

Our retro glitter-dusted wreath.

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For your newlywed daughter or daughter-in-law...

A set of 12 Days of Christmas plates in modern holiday colors.

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For the one throwing the Christmas caroling party...


Holiday candle pairs wrapped with vintage sheet music and adorned with holiday sentiments and vintage ornamentation. By local calligraphy artist Helen Lewis of Illuminating Words.

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For the collector...

Mercury glass perfume bottles in various sizes and shapes.

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For the craftsy gal...

A rubber stamp set by Cavallini & Co. And while you're at it, why not color coordinate it with our 2-wick candle tin in Tea Leaf?

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For your best high-end friend...

A luxury soy candle by Akeewakee with packaging so gorgeous it should be considered art. Try Patchouli Fir or Lavender Amber for winter ambiance.

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For the traditionalist...

A handsome tabletop clock that smacks of European styling.

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For the aging hippie...

Our Red Hippie Van, naturally!

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For the luxe mama, or the mama who deserves a little luxury...

A quilted velvet throw to curl up under after a long day of hustle and bustle.


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For anybody who needs a real nice break...

An item or two from our new French apothecary collection, Côté Bastide.

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For the woman who fancies herself a little bit French...

A gorgeous new book to thrill her eyes and soul.

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For the girl who loves color...

A handbag in her favorite hue.


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For the office gift exchange...

Our Andaluz candles in one of three juicy scents, or...

Our two-wick candle tin in Mayan Hot Chocolate. Indulgently good.

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For the last minute oh-geez-I-need-a-gift-right-now-and-one-that-they'll-actually-LIKE!...

Our Pane Rustico (flatbread) and bestselling gourmet pestos, handmade in small artisan batches in Italy and Atlanta. We have a hard time keeping this in stock during the holiday season!

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For the trendy and eco-conscious girl on a budget...

Chic new satchels and handbags in organic leathers and velvets!

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For your classy mother-in-law...

Soft leather carryalls for everyday necessities by Hayden-Harnett.

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For she who likes to keep it preppy...

A darling wallet in a distressed leather. Most of these have pink (pink!) interior lining.

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For she who likes to travel light...

A fun clutch for day or night.

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For your daughter, who likes to make bath time a little fancy...

Sugar scrubs by Mistral, each one with its own little scoop.


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For those who can't get enough of Christmas...

VOTIVO Candles in the best seasonal scents, all dudded up in their holiday finery.

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For your sister who likes to hang out in the kitchen...

Our artisan bread boards, perfect for serving on, with...

A blue and white horn spreader for a really great flight of cheese.

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For the vintage bibliophile...

A 2008 daily planner with archival-style nature-inspired artwork.

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For the neo-80s hipster...

Our Ramone studded cuff bracelet by Hayden-Harnett. (The proprietor's favorite style.)


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For one who is both elegant and edgy...

Our Hayden-Harnett Joey Cuff.

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For the classically cool girl OR guy (we love androgyny in jewelry!)...

The Hayden-Harnett Celina Cuff.

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For the woman who loves to make a statement...

An heirloom-quality piece by Elements/Jill Schwartz.

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For everybody, especially those for whom you have no idea what to get...

A Sid Dickens Memory Block. Timeless, movable, affordable art on plaster. Handmade in Vancouver by the artist and his team of up-and-coming young artists. With motifs ranging from travel to architecture, art, music, religion, nature, mythology, and fairytales, you are sure to find one that signifies something important to your gift recipient. Let us help you get that certain someone started on a collection.

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And for YOURSELF...

Wrap your presents by the glow of our new favorite candles by Tatine. Choose a home-y, familiar scent like Egg Nog or Mulled Cider, light it up, and bask. It's bliss in a pillar.

And that's The Blissful Guide to Irresistible Gifts 2007. Noël!

14 comments:

Jill Flory said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! What fun to browse through so many great photos! Almost as good as being there!
In the picture of the stamp set in the basket do I see some crown shaped place card holders??? I have been wanting those after seeing them on the Present Past blog after she bought them. If that is what they are will you be offering them online? I want some!!
Jill

Mel said...

Ab-

WOW! I can't believe it's been a year already. I'm so proud of you and your accomplishments. Everything looks beautiful. I wish I could make it up there sometime before Christmas but this time of year is so busy. We absolutely need to catch up soon!

Joy said...

I am speechles.

And also realizng that if I did in fact live near your shop, I would indeed, be broke.

:)

Wesley said...

I adore your shop.What great talent you have.

McMaster & Storm said...

abby-
love your post---nice to have a little escape to Canton!
Have a great week!
kara

heartartz said...

GREAT gift ideas!!!
Too bad I live too far away.
If I lived closer, my shopping list would be history!
Can't wait till your online site is up and running...I am sure I'll be a bit broke.
Congratulations on 1 year. Good luck for the future. And Happy Holidays.

Francie said...

First of all, creating a gift guide was a fantastic idea! Second, those really are IRRESISTIBLE gifts! I have the strong urge to go shopping right now - only it's just about 11:30 at night :)

fromthepines said...

Great post! Love everything- too bad I wasn't closer -when are you doing online sales? lol!

Everything looks so cool!

Cheryl

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh you did such a gorgeous job of photographing your treasures. I can't wait until your online shop opens in January. I wish I was around the block, your store looks so inviting. What a great selection of gifts. Karen

Tracie said...

Abby,
Everything looks great, I want one of each. Can't wait until 2008 to shop from California!
Tracie

Laurie , owner of The French Hen, Essex, CT said...

Phenomenal merchandise, exquisite displays. I want to visit your shop in person and relly take it all in. Meanwhile, I enjoy your blogs. Have a joyous and profitable season.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Ok.
I'll take one of each.
Thanks. :-)
Great list and so fun to window shop!

Darlene said...

It's not fair!!! Please tell me you will offer some of these gifts, online, in February 2008.

BTW, you have impeccable taste.

The Blissful said...

Darlene--

We will offering a nice assortment of our goods in our online boutique in February. The best part is, we'll be adding new items regularly, so please stay tuned!

--Abby