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Fabulous jewellery from 80s Purple

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I’m totally in love with just about every item on this website but especially the jewellery. What’s even better is that prices start at under $50. That doesn’t mean that quality is compromised though.



A million dollar look for less

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I firmly believe that every woman should have real jewelry – stylish pieces that are an investment in themselves. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a place for fun too.



British bags by Mulberry: Shipped worldwide

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Offered by the top store Selfridges, these Mulberry handbags are the height of British fashion and style. Choose from the tiny clutches so beloved of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge to the most elegant of weekenders; this collection has something for everyone.



Bags from Harrods of London: Ships worldwide

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Shop in style – anywhere in the world

When I was at college and we used to go to London, there was nothing I could afford in Harrods. However, in those days, it was possible to buy an apple in the food hall and, for an extra couple of pence, get a distinctive paper carrier bag in dark green with the familiar Harrods logo in gold.



Stylish earrings

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Earrings are an inexpensive but luxurious way to add interest to any outfit. Arhaus is one of our favorite online jewelry retailers. (Although you’ll also find lots of other accessories and fashions at the site.)



Stylish and sexy swimwear for women with a retro look

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The fashion experts agree – retro swimwear isn’t only the perfect way to be up-to-date, it’s also feminine, flattering to the figure and … fun. What I love about this range from 80s Purple is that each garment features tiny touches that make them really special.



Jacquard sweaters & jackets from IVKO

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Beautiful, practical & stylish

These are simply stunning. These sweaters (or are they jackets?) are one of the most adaptable pieces you can have in your wardrobe. They instantly brighten up a plain outfit and come in so many wonderful colors and designs. What I love about this range is that every one features a variety of colors that can be used when you’re selecting your accessories.



Luxurious designer leather tote bags from Prada

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Made in Italy – Prada totes

If you’re looking for an inexpensive gift or treat for yourself, then Prada might not be for you. However, if you are looking for superb design, Italian manufacture, top quality leather and an item that is an absolute classic then Prada is the choice for you.



Versace Accessories – the best online selection

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The name of Versace has been synonymous with quality design for many years. There was a time when these products were only available at specialist outlets but today, thanks to the internet, a selection of wonderful items can be purchased online.



Create your own knitwear

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Make your own handmade fashions using these kits

For many years, we have all appreciated goods that are handmade. This site features many items that are created by artisans or craftspeople and which are available to buy online. But even they can’t compare with goods that you’ve made yourself.



Shaving kits for men

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Stylish grooming products for men

Do you remember when shaving and grooming gifts for men were seen as being rather boring? That’s before the days of the introduction of stylish and carefully created male products such as those by the Art of Shaving – before sophisticated male grooming was born.



The finest fragrances for men

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The best colognes & aftershaves for him

There’s no doubt about it – there’s nothing quite like a man who knows quality when he sees it.Or smells it in this case. And we women all want our men to smell delicious. Fortunately the days when men would wear any fragrance they happened to be given are gone.



Stunning designer earrings

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Designer style – bargain prices

Every woman should own several pieces of truly luxurious jewelry. But that’s no reason to ignore a bargain when it comes along – especially when they are as gorgeous as the examples you see here on this page. Some of these are simply stunning for evening occasions whilst others are perfect for wearing every day.



Stylish evening wraps and jackets

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Designer gifts for the stylish woman

I remember reading many years ago (and I believe it might have been a quote from Coco Chanel) that a great outfits makes you notice the wearer not the clothes. The most stylish and sophisticated women still follow that timeless advice. Fashions come and go but the clever woman knows how to assemble stylish and simple clothes that form the basis of a sophisticated and flexible wardrobe.



Designer cosmetic cases

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Cosmetic bags from the top designers

I remember many years ago being impressed by stylish women who used designer goods that weren’t on public display. What I mean is that anyone can have a designer handbag or scarf but the truly stylish and elegant woman uses designer goods that aren’t just there for ‘show’; they use them because they are the best.



Personalized gifts for men

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Lovely monogrammed gifts for him

I’ve always liked to give personalized gifts – they show much more thought and consideration than other gifts and demonstrate that you have gone to a certain amount of trouble; even though they are easy to order and arrange online these days.



Chic pins and brooches

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Stylish pins and brooches that stand out from the crowd

Brooches and pins have been worn since the earliest civilizations. As you know, archaeologists have found these items dating back thousands of years. And although their popularity has never waned amongst those in the know in the fashion world, it seems that they are once again huge news in mainstream fashion.



Looking for quirky, geeky, retro cute or kitchy items?

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You’ll want to check out the fabulous items here; whether it’s apparel, home decor, or star wars collectibles and other wonderfully unique gifts for yourself, friends and loved ones.



Fashion photography for wall art

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Stylish fashion photography as decor

Just imagine all the fashion shoots that have taken place over the last hundred years. They have created a beautiful record of days gone by and the styles that were worn by the fashionistas that our mothers and grandmothers admired. Luckily, these historical images have not all been lost and today we can have them on our walls as stylish wall art.



Italian gold & diamond designer jewelry

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Luxurious jewelry for him and her

There comes a time when only Italian design and craftsmanship will do – maybe when you’re looking for that extra special gift for a loved one. On this website,you’ll find gifts that the man in your life will love.We particularly like the stunning cuff links – items that are a hallmark of the stylish Italian man. But there’s plenty for  the girls too.



Top books for fashion lovers

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The best books for the fashionista

So many of us are interested in this wonderful subject. There are books in this carefully curated collection which are perfect for the budding fashion designer, for those with an interest in the history of couture, people who want insight into the world of the top designers or those who are simply interested in all matters fashionable.



Customized November birthstone jewelry

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Citrine and smoky quartz jewelry

Yes, citrine and smoky quartz are the gemstones for those with November birthdays and this fabulous website lets you design your gems, your way. Featuring rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and charms, the selection is wonderful but this site offers you more than just off-the-peg jewelry gifts.



Ties for the musician and music lover

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Fun ties with a musical theme

Many men are obliged to wear a suit during their work days. Some guys are less than comfortable with the ‘jeans and t-shirt’ casual look and prefer to dress with a little formality. However, the one opportunity they have to show their personality and interests is by the creative use of neck wear. What I love about this range is that some designs are subtle and stylish and others are suitable for, well, sillier days.



Looking for the perfect black bag?

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If you’re looking for the perfect bag, you’ll find it here

How can I be so sure? Because on this website  you’ll find over three hundred beautiful black handbags, purses, totes and clutches – the majority of which come from top designers. And with each example shown, you’ll see views from various angles, including a shot of the interiors so you can be sure that the bag you choose will be one hundred percent perfect for your needs.



Armani fragrance gifts sets for men

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Armani fragrances for the man in your life

There was a time when gifts sets were almost a default choice for people who weren’t being terribly imaginative when looking at their gifts lists. Although always welcome, these items were never really seen as being particularly appealing. Today though, now that the absolute best designers are selling these super sets, the situation is very different.



Stylish designer bags by Orla Kiely

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Classics of the future – bags by Orla Kiely

It’s no secret that Ilove  handbags, clutches and totes because of the way they can transform and outfit and add instant pizzazz and style every day of the week.  And I think that one of my very favorite designers is Orla Kiely. Since she shot to fame in the late 1990s, she has produced classic designs with a twist that have quickly become iconic – from her seemingly Marimekko-inspired leaf prints to her stunning leatherwork.



October birthstone jewelry tourmaline

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Beautiful tourmaline jewelry for those born in October

The wonderful thing about being born in October is that our birthstone – the tourmaline – is available in several different colors; the most usual being pink, green and yellow. Many of the jewelry pieces on this website feature combinations of two or more colors – others features just a single shade.



Chic Wish

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Shop ChicWish

Shopping Chic Wish for women’s apparel, accessories, and high fashion footwear couldn’t be made easier; with live help to answer any of your questions will make shopping in this online boutique a pleasurable experience. With the latest in fashion and style ‘chic wish’ could easily become your one stop shop when looking to update and add to your wardrobe.

 



Jewelry is always a welcome gift

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At Blue Nile you’ll find the most exquisite selection of fine jewellery
With a page dedicated to the top gifts in jewels, this site makes it exceptionally easy to find that special gift for any occasion. Whether it’s that stunning eternity ring that says ‘love forever and an eternity’ to elegant earrings and necklaces, your sure to find that special little something that says ‘love’



Boston Proper

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Fashion and accessories

If you haven’t heard about ‘Boston Proper’ and it’s wonderful selection of women’s apparel, accessories and classy footwear, it’s time you were introduced to this magnificent website boutique…



Jewelry from 80s Purple – stylish and fun

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The 80s Purple online store is an automatic go-to site when I’m looking for gifts, stylish clothing for men and women, wonderful vintage-style eyewear or beautiful affordable jewelry. Check out their swimwear range too for modern styles and retro looks.



SHOPBOP Best Sellers in Fashion

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SHOPBOP Best Sellers in Fashion

You’ll love this best sellers list from SHOPBOP ~ from watches, accessories, leggings, and jeans to that very special occasion outfit…from casual to dressy, and some top name designer – exclusive merchandise, you’ll find shopping here a pleasurable experience.



Unusual & stunning eco-friendly jewelry

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Amazing planet-friendly jewelry with an historic twist

Laura Bergman is a jewelry artist with a conscience. In the area in which she lives, there are bottle dumps with discarded bottles dating back to the 18th century. Collectors are free to take these. But broken glassware and china fragments are left behind, causing a hazard to local wildlife. Laura recycles these into her fantastic designs. You can see on this page just how stylish they are.



Motorcycle gear for girls

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Gifts and gear for the lady biker

Ladies – do you know where to buy a pink leather biker jacket? How about a pink crash helmet? Just because you have a motorcycle (or are a regular pillion rider) it doesn’t that you can’t be stylish and … well … feminine. There’s no need to hide your figure in those bulky biking clothes that are mostly,let’s face it, made for the guys.



SHOPBOP ~ For Total Look Fashion

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SHOPBOP ~ For Total Look Fashion

This new shop is filled with fabulous fashion … from bags, accessories, footwear and so much more. This is one of those memorable shops that you’ll be returning to often … with a wedding boutique, complete with hair accessories, to gowns and shoes including a lovely home décor gift section.



Design your own Italian handmade shoes

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Italian handmade shoes for men and women.

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury – without breaking the bank – then imagine how it feels to have a pair of handmade leathers shoes, created just for you, by European craftsmen and specialists with a long tradition of creating luxury footwear for the most stylish of clients. Select one of their standard designs and your shoes or boots will be created just for you. But there’s more.



Are you seeking the closest shave imaginable?

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Straight Razors are the answer

Every man should enjoy a barber giving him a shave with a straight razor. Nothing comes close to the feeling of a professional’s ministrations with a straight razor. When you can’t make it to the barber and shave parlor, the next best thing is a shave at home, like your grandfather’s grandfather use to do it.



Winnipeg Jets Hockey Fan Gear and Gifts

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For the Winnipeg Jets fan

Here in Winnipeg we’re very fond of our Winnipeg Jets. The return of our NHL Hockey team will always be remembered as a glorious day for Jets fans.



Vibram deploys revolutionary “Five Fingers” shoe that brings you closer to the road than ever before

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Vibram Fivefingers is shaking up the jogging and running world

Staying in tip-top shape is important, no matter who you are, be it executive, professional golfer, lawyer, or doctor. Lots of gear is required to make running a real way of life. What do you get the avid runner than has everything they need?



Boston Bruins Hockey Fan Gear and Gift Ideas

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One of the most popular and loved teams in NHL Hockey is The Boston Bruins team

For the Bruins fan we have got just the site for all of your online shopping hockey needs. Any Boston Bruins fan would be thrilled to find this unique selection of items from apparel, jerseys, and of course gifts like the ones offered here.



Top designer tech cases

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Designer cases for your tablet, phone and laptop

Our favorite designers have turned their attention towards creating truly delightful and practical cases for our iPhones, iPads and other tech. This fabulous selection features  examples from the top designers in the couture world today.



Baseball Caps ~ all of your favorites

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Coolest caps

Baseball caps are one of the most popular hats ever made and worn. Baseball hats are popular for men, women, teens and children.



iSkins –for all of your technology devices

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For all of your tech devices

Protecting your precious tablets, phones and devises just got easier. With a selection of unique carrying cases, and state of the art covers for iPad, iPhone and so much more – you’ll be confident that iSkins has got you covered!



The best in fashion and fine jewelry by Max and Chloe

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For the best in fashion and fine jewelry by Max and Chloe

Over 350 jewelry fashion designers and one of the most remarkable selections of fine jewels. From bridal and special occasion jewelry, beautiful current fashion trend jewelry, including stunning unexpected design creations – you’re find something extraordinary…whether it’s a gift for yourself or surprise gift for a loved one, you’ll surely find it here.



Activewearusa – Born to Move

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Comfort and beautiful design in workout wear – the best in fitness apparel

Whether it’s yoga, pilates, or jogging you’ll be able to move freely in exceptionally well made high quality – high tech active wear. Slipping into these superb body slimming cuts in this wide selection of active wear you’ll be wearing these even when you’re not working out…



The North Face Apparel and Gear for men, women and children

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About the North Face

Born in the mountains, this line of apparel and gear for men, women, and children has become a highly recognized name and brand for its high-performance in fitness apparel and outerwear. Regardless of where you live, or in what climate – you can be sure of one thing, and that is that the North Face brand will keep you comfortably warm and dry.



Shop Giorgio Armani for men

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Armani Collezioni Collection

You’ll recognize the name…it’s one that is synonymous with high fashion, quality in design and haute-couture. A prestigious name and reputation in the fashion industry. It was a pleasure browsing this online shopping boutique.



Stylish knitwear for men from Ted Baker of London

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Ted Baker knitwear for men direct from the House of Fraser

The House of Fraser has been dressing stylish men and women since the middle of the nineteenth century and this fashionable London store has always stood for quality and attention to detail. There’s no need to travel to England though because today, the store offers fast and inexpensive shipping all over the world.



Saks Fifth Avenue for Men

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Saks Fifth Avenue – for men

Shopping the outstanding collection of apparel for men at Saks Fifth Avenue is simply another pleasurable experience. Every piece – every item available makes a statement. Saks Fifth for men promises quality in design, and construction – from casual to dressy clothing, accessories, outerwear and wonderful gift ideas.



Saks Fifth Avenue – always in style

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Shopping Saks Fifth Avenue for apparel, accessories and more – couldn’t be easier

Browsing through their online shopping site features best sellers, new arrivals and sneak peeks at all of the new upcoming seasons. Always ahead with an outstanding fall and winter collection; and they’ll be right there when spring and summer rolls around again.



DKNY designer bags, clutches and totes

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A beautiful selection from DKNY

Donna Karan went on a mission to find a perfect pair of jeans – this quest led her to launch her own brand’s sister line DKNY. The DKNY label was originally found on denim – soon Donna’s visionary style led her to create beautiful lingerie, stunning accessories and also included a unique children’s collection.



Fendi Women’s Designer Signature Handbags

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Designer bags from Italy

Here at Fendi you’ll find a selection of very sleek handbags of all shapes and sizes. From easy to carry roomy leather tote bags and gorgeous leather bags shoulder bags with features like suede-linings, magnetic close flaps – enamel Zucca detail including the sturdy, gold-tone signature stamped hardware throughout completes the luxe styles…



Life vests for water sports and safety

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With any sport it’s important to have the right gear for protection

When it comes to water safety we here at Tastes can’t stress enough about the importance of safety; especially when it comes to water safety. Using a properly fitted life vest or life jacket can save a life. Whether it’s boating or any water sports, these vests are the best life vests available.



Top designer fragrances for men

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Designer fragrances for the man in your life

When I buy fragrances for my man, I have to admit that I have an ulterior motive – because I want him to smell terrific for me!  Every stylish man wants to smell good and there are thousands of fragrances on the market – the problem is, where to start when you want to buy him that perfect gift?



Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Fan Gear and Gifts

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Perfect gifts for the Penguins fan

Fans of this NHL team will delight in the outstanding selection of unique apparel, gear and gifts.

An online shopping experience for Pittsburgh fans is made easy by visiting this department of NHL items that are in high demand for the fan!



Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Fan Gear and Gifts

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Great gifts for the Blackhawks fan

The winners of this year’s Stanley Cup the Chicago Blackhawks played an outstanding game in the playoffs against the famous Boston Bruins…



Indispensable Fashion Tanks, Ts & Camisoles

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T-shirts, tanks and camisoles are the foundation of any fashionable wardrobe. They are inexpensive and are available in a huge variety of colors. There are so many on the market – which to choose?



Italian designer accessories – black & white

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Fashion colors come and go with the seasons but black and white are perennials. Forzieri, one of the top Italian design houses and online retailers have assembled the most stylish of goods with many different looks to choose from.



Billy Reid – stylish designer menswear and footwear

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We’ve loved the Billy Reid range for several years now. These men’s fashions are stylish, practical and fashionable. The company specializes in fabulous clothing and footwear. We love to see our men dressed by this designer!






Top Luxury Tastes Recommendations

These are our favorite luxury, stylish finds and gifts that we've discovered on the internet. All can be purchased online from the best retailers. We search the web for the best so you don't have to!

We are a small but dedicated team who delight in searching the internet for the best possible items from la creme of online stores so that you can treat yourself or buy deliciously tasteful and stylish gifts for your family and friends.

We hope you enjoy our carefully-curated selections!

Eco cola bags

Stylish bags from an unusual source

When I first saw these bags, I simply thought how cool and stylish they looked.Scroll down to see a...

Vintage style motivational posters

 

These quotes are a great gift idea

Even if they are a gift for yourself. We all need a little help at times to reach...

Designer gloves & hats

Stay warm in style

I don’t know about you but I’ve always found that cold weather clothes are often far more stylish than warm weather...

Gifts for Travelers: Carry on Bags

Did you know that it’s perfectly possible to pack everything you need for your holiday into a carry on bag? It’s true, I’ve done...

Vintage style weather instruments

Lovely accent pieces in vintage style

Whilst I love modern styling, I have to admit that some designs are simply timeless.  Timeless items are perfect...

Stained glass accents & decor

Stunning stained glass for your home or office

These lovely stained glass items look perfectly lovely in the home. Stained glass has been used in...

Vintage fashion artwork

Stylish artwork for the home or office

Whatever period of fashion history interests you, there’s something on this site for you. These beautiful reproductions of...

Animal statues are a perfect gift

Unusual statues offer something for everyone

You’ll be delighted with this range of unusual statuary because not only are they delightful, the will also solve...

Ornament stands for your treasures

Display your ornaments in style

Don’t we all have ornaments that are beautiful and bring back memories? Why should they be lost amongst the other...

BBC complete collection DVDs

Hours of quality viewing from BBC America

The British Broadcasting Company is known throughout the world for producing high-quality dramas, documentaries, comedies and much more....

Jazz wall art

Art for the jazz lover or musician

Jazz has its own visual style in addition to being a music genre. The art of jazz can...

Holiday tours along the Rhine and Danube

There’s no doubt at all that Germans are experts at baking and especially cakes. They are regional, and there’s nothing more delightful than traveling...

Stylish gifts that give back

Style and saving

Many years ago, there were very few goods available that were suitable as gifts and at the same time, donated to charity....

Antarctic adventures and more

I cannot believe that it’s already a year since Prince Henry made it to the Antarctic, because I promised myself that I would do...

Ultimate backgammon boards

Backgammon sets that become family heirlooms

For the person who has everything – these exclusive, Egyptian-inspired backgammon sets make the ultimate luxury gift. No expense...

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