Busy, busy, busy. It’s that time of year when spirits are high and calendars are full. The lights glow extra bright, the evenings are cool, and family and friends gather for many an occasion. Here are some gift giving ideas for the “hostess with the mostest,” a special friend, your favorite neighbor, or a treat for yourself. Gifts from Abide-A-While Garden Center signify fine quality and elegance and are always sure to impress.
Michael Aram Candles and Frames – Pure sophistication. Need a gift for the gentlemen on your list? Aram’s photo frame designs are elegantly crafted with a high shine finish on the nickel plate. His soy wax candles in refined glass jars with artfully crafted metal lids evoke an adventurous spirit in a faraway land. “Vincent,” the scented creation inspired by the artist Vincent Van Gogh, sports a cast gilt sunflower on the lid. The “Black Orchid,” “Lotus Blossom,” and “Magnolia” candles feature lids inspired by their flowery namesakes. Due to their handmade process, no two pieces are ever exactly alike.
Frames range in price from $49 – $119, Candles – $60
Karen Adams Calendars and Cards – Whimsical. Elegant. Keepsakes. The 2014 calendar has been named a “top notch hostess gift” by several lifestyle gurus. Each month features a different art work to sit on the silver or gold easel included in the box. (Truth be known, I hope someone I love reads this and gets the hint that I’d love to have one.) Karen Adams’ holiday cards are just as sassy and charming. My fave is the “Vintage Holiday” collection of cards.
2014 Calendar – $69, Holiday cards – $34.00
Salisbury Pewter Birthday Flower of the Month Bangles – Packed in a gift box, the 1″ wide cast pewter bracelet is hand crafted in the USA by Salisbury Pewter. It is a perfectly sentimental and thoughtful gift for your best gal pal.
Bangle – $24.00
Pine Cone Hill Scarves – These lightweight, 100% wool scarves in an array of interesting patterns and color combinations are wonderfully versatile. Dress it up. Dress it down. Go preppy with the brighter colored Ladder or Napa patterns, or tone it down with the sophistication of patterns in earthy hues.
19.5” x 71” Scarf – $59
Low Country Luxe Soy Candles – Delight and entice your out-of-towns hosts or guests with one of these beautifully packaged, “Southern Perfumed” soy candles in either the Charleston, Seagrass, or Spanish Moss scent.
Various sizes ranging in price from $37 – $57
Terrariums – Another personal favorite. I love gifts that last, and this one is sure to please. Hint, hint. Our incredibly talented staff has created beautiful miniature landscapes in glass vessels of varying shapes and sizes. Think of fairy gardens. Or think of an elegant, lush garden vignette alive in your den. These fresh and living creations would make lovely focal points in any room.
Various sizes and plant choices ranging from $29 – $178