Common wisdom says you should select gifts that you’d want for yourself. However, the best gifts are those you choose with that special someone’s interests in mind. Focus on what they love. With that in mind, here are year-round gifts for lovers of the classic and the creative!
Gift For Lovers of Fragrance:
Roses are a classic Valentine’s Day gift. So is fragrance, especially for fragrance lovers. But if you’re not sure what scent they like, or if you’re looking to set a romantic mood, give a romantic gift with the Rose Candle from Illuminations. It will also last a lot longer than cut roses.
Illuminations is a premium scented candle line with a dozen different signature scents. to deliver an abundance of scent and a clean burn.
Illuminations is re-launching, releasing the following fragrances: Cranberry Orange, Gardenia, Giverny, Indonesian Patchouli Cedarwood, Lavender Fields, Meyer Lemon, Napa Valley Harvest, Pomegranate Cassis, Pumpkin Spice, Rose, Vanilla Spice and Wild Woodlands.
The Illuminations Rose candle is a romantic gift idea. It arrives nicely boxed and in a pristine frosted white 10 oz. glass votive ($29.95). It features classic tea rose (plus jasmine, amber, and clove).
Although the rose fragrance is significant, it isn’t so feminine that a man wouldn’t want to use it.
The other notes including apple blossom, jasmine water, and a hint of musk and clove make it more modern. To my nose, it is more like a floral green tea, but that’s just my personal take-away.
The wax is all-natural coconut and apricot wax blended with a 100! cotton pick and fine fragrance. that’s one of the signs of a high-quality candle.
The approximate burn time is 60-70 hours. Made in the USA. Give a rose candle that doesn’t fade!
For more information visit the illuminations web site
For Fondue Lovers & Parties!
Classic and creative is a bright red fondue pot to heat up Valentine’s Day night, and beyond.
Rachael Ray makes it not only modern but romantic in red, with her Rachael Ray Cast Iron Fondue Pot Set.
It is a 1.5-quart pot in dazzling Red Shimmer (from the Meyer Corporation) and it’s just $40!
Foodies rejoice because this isn’t your mom’s throwback fondue pot.
This beautiful cast iron fondue pot is weighty, so it won’t tip over It keeps your oil, cheese or chocolate warmer for longer, too.
The enamel surface inside and out makes cleanup easier. The red shimmer finish is a Rachael Ray exclusive we’ve reviewed on other things in the past.
Accessories Are Included:
You get all the accessories you need to make fondue, fabulous, including 6 color-coded forks, a stand, and a liquid fuel holder for Sterno (not included).
Fondue is served right at the table and this pot holds a quart of whatever you’re fondue-ing so enough for six,\
This Christmas we went to a fondue party and the guests had such a great time dipping and dishing, we’re inspired to do our own (photos will be on Instagram).
A Book For Fashion Fans:
Fashion & A Good Cause:
Look Good Feel Good:
In today’s world of emojis, Twitter and texts, the art of writing love letters has been all but lost.
Professional calligrapher Rita Polidori O’Brien brings you that beautiful and personal art through her company, Scribe.
I met Rita at an Accessories Council event where she demonstrated some of her copious skills, by writing little love letters for Valentine’s Day. She personalized this keepsake for my husband John.
She also makes personalized stationery sets, art prints, and more. Her calligraphy makes a keepsake that no one else will have. A personalized notebook, for example, is just $30.
Mothers’ Day, weddings, a special birthday? Check out Scribe for a personal gift that really is special. For more information visit: https://www.scribenewyork.com/