Still have a few names to check off on your list? This list of sure-things will help you sail through those last few names with style. And fortunately, it’s not too late to do most of the shopping online!
For The Sweet Tooth – CandyMan Motion Activated Candy Dispenser, $39.95: Colorful and crowd-pleasing, this touch-free treat dispenser is sure to appeal to any kid, or simply the kid-at-heart.
For the Funny Guy – Crumpled Cups, $35/set of 3: Fine porcelain cups designed to look like their crumpled paper cousins. A witty gift for someone with a sense of humor!
For the Jane Austen Lover – The Jane Austen Collectible Audios, $42.95: The complete collection of beloved novels read by some of England’s best actresses. Or give her Penguin’s reissued version of Pride and Prejudice, complete with illustrations by the very stylish Ruben Toledo.
For the Chocoholic – Chocolate Candles, $39: Give the chocolate lover in your life a guilt-free way to indulge with these amazingly realistic, sweet-smelling candles in a candy box. Or give the real thing with these stylish, decorative truffles from MarieBelle, $45-60 for a box. Or go for old-fashioned flair with a vintage trunk filled with 64 small squares of perfect dark chocolate by Chapon, $85.
For the Owl Enthusiast -Owl Teapot and Mugs, $49.95: Yes, owls are trendy, but they are also fun, feathered friends that make great conversation pieces. This tea set is a real hoot. (Sorry!) Or perhaps they would lvoe this ceramic owl garden stool, $99.95 or this river rock owl, $29.95. Young owl-lovers will love this Owl Purse, $19.98, and coin purse, $12.98.
For the Alice In Wonderland Fan – Madame Alexander Alice In Wonderland Doll and Pop Up Book, $26.99-$59.95: This incredibly illustrated version of the current-yet-classic tale is rendered in amazing pop-up detail, and the doll makes a charming addition. Or perhaps they’d love this Alice in Wonderland cookie cutter set by ArtGirl, $65, this high quality woodcut puzzle, $98, or one of these gorgeous pillows, $98 each.
For the Francophile – Eiffel Tower Doorstop, $19: Decorative, practical and affordable, this cute accent will add French flair to any home. Or perhaps you’ll like this heftier version more, $29. Or she might love these Eiffel Tower tapestry bags, $75-298, this cool Eiffel Tower clock, these salt and pepper shakers, this Parisian bureau tray, $34, this Paris Santa ornament, $35. My favorite, though, is this City of Paris Motto Plaque, $39.95, which translated means: “Tossed by the waves, she does not sink.”
For the Anglophile – Anything from Cath Kidston: Appeal to the wanna-be Brit on your list with the Best of British collection from Kidston, which includes such stylish souvenirs as a London mug, a hankie, a key ring, a cluster necklace, London playing cards, and this adorable Post Box Pencil Sharpener, $7. Or perhaps he/she will love something with that very British, currently trendy catchphrase: “Keep calm and carry on.”
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