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Luxury silver wine accessories from Torrini of Italy

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For the man or woman who has everything

There’s someone on everyone’s gift list, I think – ‘what on earth can we get for him / her?’ There are quite often people – friends or relatives – who seem to have everything they could ever want. What to get them for a gift? This is particularly true if you’r shopping online – the latest bestselling book just isn’t going to do the trick. I must say, we love finding gifts for these people!



Stylish and fashionable Grammercy bikes for town

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The Martone bike is the way to get around in either the city streets or the country. Available in both men’s and women’s configurations these bikes are the smart way to travel. Stay fit and healthy, help the environment and look super-stylish with these great bikes.



Make sparkling water and energy drinks at home

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A green and healthy option

I have always loved sparkling water. Somehow that fizz makes it more refreshing, especially when  a slice of lemon or  lime is added. There is a problem though and I’m sure you know what I’m going to say – I can no longer justify throwing away (or even recycling) glass and plastic bottles or aluminum cans, and I certainly think too about the resources that are wasted in getting carbonated drinks,sodas and energy drinks to our grocery stores and then our homes.



Vintage style motivational posters

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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 our goals or to keep optimistic thoughts in the forefront of our minds. There are many motivational posters and prints available, especially to buy online, but it’s not often that they are stylish.



Stained glass accents & decor

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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 interiors for hundreds of years because of the wonderful luminous effects it creates. Every day, depending on the light source, it can look different and add such interest to a room in your home or to your work space.



Animal statues are a perfect gift

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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 many of your gift-buying problems. That’s because this range truly offers something for everyone. Varying in  sizes and materials, these statues are wonderful as home decor, they are perfect for the office and come at prices to suit all budgets.



Ornament stands for your treasures

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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 items on the Christmas tree or only be on display during the holidays? We are delighted to have found these stylish frames to allow you to display your ornaments with style.



Ultimate backgammon boards

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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 is spared when these game board are being created and the finest luxury materials are used.

The sets are handmade in England but dispatched from the USA. The sets are regulation size but that’s the only commonplace thing about them. They are gorgeously decorated with an astonishing attention to detail. There are currently only five exclusive designs available

These are the antiques of the future and are bound to be passed down through the generations in years to come. Be amongst the first to experience these delightful objects for yourself.

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The feathers design



The best leather bags in the world

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Italian leather bags for travel or business

That’s a rather bold statement, isn’t it? ‘The best in the world’? Well, let’s see, but I have just found these wonderful products and want to share them with you. I always believed, correctly, that Italian leather products are vastly superior to those from other countries. And as you know, experts agree.



Unusual clocks for your home or office

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Today, clocks are wall art

We don’t really need clocks in our homes or offices these days do we? But that doesn’t mean that they are no longer made, no longer popular or in demand. In fact, one of the super hot interior design trends today is what we will call the art clock. Yes, these are functional pieces but more and more people are using them as decorative object.No, more than mere decor – true art.



Chocolate gifts with a difference

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Chocolate is always delightful to receive. But this is even more the case when you receive gorgeous chocolates from the Astor Company. The full range includes many stylish products as well as novelty chocolates which make wonderful gifts – or a treat for yourself.



Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s 24835 Chrono Pro Silver Dial Watch

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This is a fabulous quality man’s watch with quartz movement. The case is stainless-steel, and its diameter is 40 mm. It is water resistant to 330 feet, making it suitable for snorkeling. It is lightweight and very comfortable to wear.



Trunk Club – personal online shopping for men

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Online personal shopping?

I know, it sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? But this is a wonderful service I’ve just discovered and I must share it with you. It is absolutely the best way for guys to shop for clothes – quite brilliant. It’s always said that we girls love to shop for clothes but guys hate it. I’m sure that’s too much of a generalization (I hate the mall) but I do think that buying clothes isn’t necessarily a thing men love. Now, we have the answer.



A Victorinox Swiss Army Knife

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A Victorinox Swiss Army Knife is a quality gift that is guaranteed to bring a satisfied smile to any man. All those nifty tools and gadgets neatly packaged into a pocket knife are absolutely essential. It’s a man thing!



Jewelry to show support for the military

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Show your support for American servicemen and women

We were very pleased to find this site to show you. If you have an American serviceman or woman on your gift list, then you’ll find some excellent ideas on this thorough website. Or show your own support. You’ll also be pleased to know that this company ships worldwide; important to note if your recipient is serving overseas. These also make a lovely gift for the families of those serving, too.



American patriotic jewelry

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For the America patriot

So you want show your patriotism towards your country? Or maybe you’re not American but you want to show your solidarity with the United States? Then this collection of charms, pendants and watches is just what you’re looking for. These are well-made products that reflect your feeling towards the States and what’s great to know is that they all come with a no-hassle guarantee.



Musical instruments from around the world

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These are an absolutely delightful gift. They are wonderful for the musician of course, but for the rest of us, they make the most beautiful decor items in our homes. What wonderful conversation pieces they are.



Vintage stocks and shares

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Aren’t these a wonderful gift idea for the stockbroker, investor, accountant or history buff? These are genuine certificates and are delivered to you in a fully protected sleeve. Many come with a small book of interesting facts too.



Where to buy antique radios

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Aren’t these amazing? Yes, we’ve found a source for original, fully restored antique radios. These are incredibly beautiful pieces of furniture and fully functional too.  At a small extra cost, you can also have a gadget included that allows you to play music from your cellphone via these fully-working radios.



How to create a terrarium

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We’ve always loved the clean looks of terrariums when used in interior decor. They are easy to care for, very stylish and bring a touch of summer to the home.



Gentlemen, you deserve a bespoke suit

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There is nothing more elegant than a made-to-measure suit

This company provides the most amazing service and it also has a fascinating history which explains just why. But first, let me tell you about how this service operates. You can have, thanks to the internet, a bespoke, made-just-for-you suit (or shirt or blazer) that is guaranteed to be a superb fit, to look remarkably stylish, but without the hassle of tedious measuring and fitting or having to visit the tailoring capitals of the world. What’s more, this is a luxury you can afford.



Cool cufflinks

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Here at Tastes, we’re so pleased that men are wearing cufflinks – that is, the stylish man. They went out of favour for a few years – thank goodness that the man with taste is now reviving this wonderful jewellery product.



Beautiful items made from … fire hoses

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You know that we love to search the internet for usual gift ideas and we’ve found a wonderful one here. I know that you’ll agree that these are wonderfully stylish items but they have an incredible history.



For the Indy Racing fan – framed, autographed gifts

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Indy Racing – signed & framed memorabilia

If you have a racing fan on your gift list, this site is the place for you. Danica Patrick, Marco Andretti, Helio, Tony …. they are all represented here – and more. Many of these framed photographs and collages are signed by the stars themselves. Most other sports are featured too.



Where can you buy a working wind-up gramophone?

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Truly unusual gifts ideas

Are you looking for a working replica wind-up gramophone complete with antique style brass horn? No? Well how about an African tribal drum? Or maybe a sculpture of the Taj Mahal, a medieval folding chair or an antique pirates chest? We have found the most unusual gifts for you.



Wake up and Smell the Coffee: DeLonghi Espresso Maker

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The DeLonghi Alicia Espresso maker is an ideal gift for coffee lovers. It is one of the most popular espresso coffee making machines in Italy, and there are three very good reasons for.



Halloween and spooky ties

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Style and spookiness for him

For every man who is happy to dress up as a banana on Halloween, there is another who has absolutely no desire to dress as a fruit, vegetable, superhero, pirate or knight in shining armor. There are also those who love to dress up – in the evening at a costume party – but has to remain sober-suited during the business day but would still like to make some concession to the occasion.



Where to buy the best bow ties

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We are delighted to have discovered the place to buy bow ties online. Don’t you agree that a man wearing a stylish bow tie just has that certain something?

The site offers those which are already tied so are simplicity themselves to wear but for the connoisseur who prides himself on his sartorial skills, self-tie versions are available too.  I love the polka dots and the stripes (see below) but they are also available in a wide variety of fabrics – including novelty designs.

Many are absolutely perfect for weddings – there’s something for every taste and every occasion.

Whilst you’re at the site, take a look too at the regular ties, the cufflinks and all the wonderful accessories they have available.

Oh, and despite that fact that I referred to these as men’s items, they look great on girls too.

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Houseware designs by Menu

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Designers and style experts agree that everything you buy for your home should please the eye. Of course, this doesn’t mean that functionality shouldn’t be paramount also. But why should household items be anything less than stylish?

Whether it’s a teakettle, a decanter or a can opener, it ought to have style and be well-designed. That’s why I’m delighted to have discovered Menu Designs. You can see a few examples of their goods on this page. Aren’t they stunning?

The website that features their designs has a wealth of brands and boutiques for you to browse. Take a look.

 

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Sheet music and recordings for the classical musician

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For the classical musician and music lover

At Tastes, we spend hours searching for unusual gifts from niche specialist markets and this one is delightful featuring recordings by Frank Wallace and Nancy Knowles – together Live Oak. But that’s not all. You can also purchase hard-to-find sheet music here for ensembles including classical guitar, mandolin, lute and more.



Antique inspired decor items for the library or study

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Eighteenth century styled decor items for your library,study or office

Imagine a gentleman’s library in a sophisticated mansion in eighteenth century London. In addition to comfortable leather chairs, polished mahogany furniture, gleaming brass and probably a King Charles spaniel dozing in front of the roaring fire, there would be items like the ones you see here. As the gentlemen passed the port, smoked cigars and chatted of this and that, they would also admire the various artifacts on shelves and tabletops. It was another era, a new age of travel, discovery and advancement.



Books for the bibliophile from the Folio Society

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The best gifts for the book lover

With worldwide shipping direct from The British Museum in London these special-edition, Folio Society books are the absolute best gift for anyone who appreciates books, literature and fine quality. There is a lovely selection of books available including those suitable for children, the historian, the collector or simply those who appreciate the finer things in life.



Luxury spa gifts – we all deserve to be pampered

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Have your own wonderful spa day at home

The wonderful thing about giving a luxury spa gift basket is that they are suitable for everyone – from young girls to great-grandmothers, everyone enjoys being pampered. But are they just for the women in your life? No, guys need relaxation too! There’s something for everyone on this lovely website.



Create your own vintage style engagement ring

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Design your own

Your engagement ring is probably the most important piece of jewelry you’ll ever own and for this reason alone,it should be made to your specifications. At one time, this luxury was affordable only to the super-rich – now it’s online and available to us all. Many engagement rings are passed down through the generations so it’s an excellent idea to choose a vintage style that will never date.



Designer cufflinks – stylish and fun

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Designer cufflinks – the best selection

For several years now, the stylish man won’t be seen without wearing cufflinks, especially for business meetings or formal occasions. I don’t know about you but in the past I’ve found it hard to find stylish, designer versions and that’s why I was delighted to find this website. You’ll find cufflinks from top designers in sophisticated settings.



Lewis Chessmen gifts, chess sets & more

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The ultimate chess gifts – direct from the source

If you don’t know about the Lewis Chessmen then the chess-lover, history buff and antiquarian in your life will tell you that the originals, now housed in the British Museum in London, were created in the twelfth century and discovered in Scotland hundreds of years later where they had been concealed. Who created these chessmen, why were they made, taken to Scotland and hidden? That’s the mystery that has puzzled historians since their discovery.



Build & design your own custom bike

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Design your own personalized bike online

Bikes are HUGE at the moment and will continue to grow even more in popularity. Let’s face it, when we use a bike we get exercise, we’re saving money and we’re being environmentally-friendly. And there’s nothing quite like riding a bike that’s your own individual design. We were so delighted to find this service online.



Buy English food online

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Treats from England for the foodie

They say that France produces more cheeses than any other country but when I think about the wonderful country cheeses that are available from England I suspect that statistic isn’t fully accurate. England has a cheese-making history that goes back hundreds of years and produces marvels such as superior Stiltons to mature farmhouse Cheddars.



Scandinavian decor items by Playsam – or are they toys?

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Super stylish from Scandinavia

I fell in love with these the moment I saw them. They are, depending on where you see them, described as both ‘toys’ and ‘home ornaments’ and I’m not arguing; I think they qualify as both. They are superbly stunning as decor items in your home or office and yet any child would also be delighted to own such a wonderful piece.



Buy a watch – feed a hundred needy children

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Fashion, style and taste – feeding the hungry

This is a wonderful initiative by Michael Kors. Every time someone buys a watch from this exclusive range, $25 is donated to the United Nations World Food Program to alleviate world hunger. You receive a wonderful, top-quality timepiece and the donation creates a hundred meals for needy children. At time of writing, over 600,000 meals have been donated.



Iconic home decor by Verner Panton

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The very best in home decor

Some years ago I remember announcing, yes – somewhat superciliously I admit, that every stylish home should have at least one piece of furniture, lighting or design object created by Verner Panton. I’m less ‘snooty’ these days but I still believe that these classic designs add a distinction and flair to the home. They are equally at ease in the office, of course.



Luxury & tradition … perfumes by Penhaligon’s of London

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From the Victorian era to today…

William Penhaligon was the court perfumier to Queen Victoria. Today his company is still producing exquisite fragrances and now holds royal warrants from the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales and previous regular clients included Sir Winston Churchill. But this doesn’t mean that these fragrances are for men alone.



Healthy snacks delivered to your door

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Give the gift of health

Mmm … who doesn’t love food? And I don’t know about you but that’s a problem for me. I find that the easiest way to ruin a diet – either simply eating healthier or a weight loss diet – is when I get the nibbles. We are almost hard-wired to snack these days and it’s so easy to reach for the wrong kind of food.



Accent pillows – stylish & fun

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Add a little French flair

These lovely accent or scatter cushions are available in many charming styles and designs but I particularly like these with a French-theme. Some of these are fabric and others made from sturdy leather but whatever material you choose they will add a Parisien flair to your decor.



Antique style wall clocks available online

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Clock art for your home

Aren’t these lovely?  This online retailer has a wonderful collection of timepieces. In addition to wall clocks you’ll find mantel clocks too and even a few funky designs.  But it was the antique-style versions that really caught my eye. Of course, the works are modern so you can be sure of their accuracy.



Stylish & delicious cakes – order online

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Stylish, scrumptious cheesecakes to order online

Wow, just look at these wonderful cakes. On this fabulous site you’ll find cakes that are perfect for weddings, birthdays, holidays or for an elegant finale to a special meal or sophisticated dinner party. Most of these delectable cakes will serve a dozen people, so there’s plenty to go round.



Classic leather goods from Moore and Giles

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Gorgeous leather bags and more

Leather is simply one of those materials  that quietly and subtly say ‘quality’. Moore and Giles – a company with a long and established history – were involved for many years in making and styling luxury leather goods for interiors But not just any interiors – their furniture and products graced luxury liners, gentleman’s clubs and private airplanes during the Golden Age.



Buy gourmet French foods online

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The best gourmet foods from France

No matter how much we enjoy other cuisines, I think that many of us admit that foods from France just have a special caché, flavor and unmistakable style that is missing from other country’s offerings. The finest cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates and more are all available to us all to buy online.



Gifts for the Ferrari driver – or fan

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For lovers of all  things Ferrari

And that includes me. This website features official Ferrari merchandise and includes clothing, bags, sunglasses, toys and home decor / desk items. There are also sets of historic photographs, limited edition items and special products that have been personally signed by Alonso and Massa – the current Ferrari Formula One drivers.



Gifts from the Royal Collection

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Royal Collection from Harrods of London

Today, this exclusive store ships to countries all over the world so we can all enjoy delightful items from their ranges, wherever we are. And they make truly stunning gifts, especially for people who are Anglophiles. Most of range is produced in limited numbers so you know that you are buying an beautiful product that will become a collectors’ item.



Personalized stationery and journals

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A truly thoughtful gift

Something that has been out of style for so many years is suddenly red hot! There was a time when everyone had personalized stationery, note cards and bookplates but in recent years they have been items that belonged to a more elegant era. Now though, they are enjoying a huge revival.



Glass bird figurines – mouth-blown collector’s items

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Sought-after collector’s birds by Oiva Toikka

These beautiful and unusual figurines are handmade by Oiva Toikka in Finland and each is individual in its own right. They are highly treasured by collectors, art connoisseurs and bird-lovers alike. They make a beautiful decor item in the home or office and each piece is personally signed by the artist.



Chocolate with style – no better gift

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Who can resist chocolate?

I know I can’t and yet it’s very rare that I’d buy it for myself. After all, I like to think that I’m eating healthily – most of the time. But what can I do it someone buys me some beautiful chocolate as a gift? Of course I can’t resist and this is what makes it such a special gift that’s suitable for almost everyone.



Home fragrances by Jo Malone of London – available at Saks

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Delicious and luxurious home fragrances available online

For a home, business or office to be truly luxurious, it needs to smell good. Let me take that back, it needs to smell great. And here are the fragrances that will provide your home with that beautiful aura of sheer luxury. They are from Jo Malone of London and available to buy online from Saks Fifth Avenue.



Top gifts from Harrods of London – with worldwide shipping

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Inexpensive – yet priceless – gifts from Harrods

Their logo is famous throughout the world and it has a certain caché too. I well remember the days when people used to go to the food hall and buy a simple apple just so they could also get a carrier bag bearing the prestigious logo.



Vintage artwork as decor

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These lovely items showing vintage scenes and classic advertising aren’t just for  older homes. They look positively delightful in almost any interior -there’s such a wide selection to choose from.



1953 Ferrari 500 F2 – ultimate gift handcrafted automobiles

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Do you have anyone on your gift list who would like a vintage Ferrari? Or Bugatti? I know that they are gifts I’d be delighted to receive. Unfortunately, they are out of my league! But these lovingly-created, hand-crafted, intricate miniatures are the next best thing. Most are limited editions and as such, will increase in value over the years.



Serve afternoon tea from Harrods of London

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High tea from Harrods

There was a time when the highly prized branded goods from Harrods were only available to lucky Londoners or to tourists visiting Britain. (Doesn’t everyone visiting London go to Harrods?) But that was in the old days; today this prestigious store ships its luxury, branded goods worldwide. (Food items cannot be delivered to Australia and New Zealand however, but other purchases are fine).



Decorative letters, numbers & symbols – illuminated

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I was delighted to discover these wonderful decor items. They make a fabulous gifts for almost anyone.  Numbers letters and symbols are available in several different sizes and make beautiful lights.



The ultimate gift – your own Maine lobsterman

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For the person who has everything – your own personal lobsterman

Seriously. This is a wonderful gift or treat. (Scroll down to see a couple of the lobstermen). There are several places online that sell fresh and prepared lobster and this site does that too but in addition, you can have your own dedicated lobster trap, complete with its own fisherman, who will send you your own catch. But that’s not all.



Limited edition prints – by Hugh McLeod

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Looking for fun and quirky art?

If so then here’s a great selection for you. Hugh McLeod has hundreds of these artworks for sale online and all are available as limited edition prints. They are giclées which are printed on the highest quality paper with top-drawer inks and add a touch of color and whimsy to any home or office.



Planet friendly home decor items

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We love to find beautiful objects for the home and if they are planet-friendly, then so much the better.



Teapots with style – for the collector or tea lover

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Teapots & sets – ceramic style

Are you a tea drinkers? Or maybe a collector of ceramics? These lovely items satisfy both interests. Available to buy online, these beauties feature a variety of styles to suit and home, or grace any collection. Many have glazes which are completely unique.



Style for the home

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As interior designers know only too well, just one or two perfect pieces can make all the difference to a room. And we have a wonderful collection for you here.

 



Gourmet gift baskets direct from Fifth Avenue

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Gift baskets that are truly gourmet

The word is so often misused, don’t you agree? But when you buy online from the collection carefully curated by Saks of Fifth Avenue, you can be sure of sending a gift that will be truly appreciated by those who love the finer things in life.



Highest quality traditional chess sets & games

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Wonderful antique style games

These fabulous items are reproductions of games that people used to exercise their minds in the days when ‘we maqde our own amusement’. Long before the advent of television, or even the movies, people for centuries had kept their brains agile and their wits keen by playing a variety of games such as chess, backgammon and other tests of skill.



Fun watches by Modify – an adaptable accessory

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Create a collection of stylish and fun watches

These watches are great gifts for him, for her or for kids. They are great value for money and the wonderful thing about them is that, on the website, you can design your own. Choose the watch faces you like, and a suitable strap and make it uniquely yours. The company also has a collection of ready-assembled versions too.



Top designer bracelets for men

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Men’s bracelets from top designers

There is something undeniably stylish about a bracelet on a strong male wrist! Increasingly men are showing their flair and their own personal style by choosing the best from well-known design houses such as Gucci, Miansai and Fendi. These sturdy and fashionable pieces of jewelry use silver, leather, beads and even rubber to create these fabulous pieces.



Designer silver gifts from Tonino Lamborghini

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There are just a handful of words that exude luxury – and one of those is the name of Lamborghini. Add to this the words ‘Italian design’ and ‘made in Italy’ and you can be sure that these beautiful silver gift items are truly special.



Grilling on the go

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Most of us have outdoor cooking facilities these days. We’ve come to appreciate how beautiful food can be when it’s cooked simply on the grill and eaten out of doors. But what about when you’re on the go?



Cufflinks: Thirty favourites

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There’s nothing quite like stylish cufflinks worn on a crisp white shirt to set a man apart when it comes to sophistication and style – here, we have chosen our favorites.



Monaco Grand Prix Formula One: Vintage posters

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Classic and beautiful posters for the Monte Carlo Grand Prix

These evocative and delightful posters are a must for the motorsport fan but even if you’re not a follower of auto sports, these posters, which are available framed or unframed, make a lovely display in your home or office, particularly when a few are grouped together. They transport us to times gone by and to one of the most romantic, glittering places in Europe.



Wooden pens from historical salvage

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What a wonderful and unusual gift idea this is. If you have ‘the man (or woman) who has everything’ on your gift list then I’d be very surprised indeed if they have one of these conversation pieces.



Charlie Chaplin artwork

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Where can you get the best Charlie Chaplin artwork? We know. There are (I think) thousands of options on this site. You can buy really inexpensive posters or artwork that is carefully mounted and framed.



Gorgeous gifts for the cocktail lover

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Barware, glassware, gadgets – everything the stylish cocktail lover could wish can be found on this site. And these gifts aren’t items that you’ll find anywhere else – many are exclusive to this online retailer.



A Titanic gift idea

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Newspaper reprints – an excellent gift idea

You’ve probably seen those reproductions of the first page of a newspaper – usually with dramatic headlines. Well, these are different in that your recipient will get the entire newspaper from that day.



Stylish gifts from Bentley

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Luxury goods fromBentley

Do you remember the first time you rode in (or even drove) a Bentley? It was a long time ago for me but I still remember how incredibly luxurious it was – so unlike any car I’d ever traveled in. Today, Bentley make an exclusive collection of gifts items, all showing the famous and prestigious B logo.



Stylish accessories from the most luxurious brand – Bentley

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What epitomizes style and luxury better than Bentley? No arriviste, Bentley is a company that has been known for quality since 1919 and have long been considered the arbiter of refined, traditional taste and values.



Designer kitchen accessories

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Stylish goods for the cook

There is such a huge revival in home cooking these days. I suspect that it’s because we are all aiming to be healthier and only by preparing our own meals can we be absolutely sure that we are consuming the best. This is why designers today turn their attention to fabulous goods for the kitchen.



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.



Fabulous fragrance gift sets

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Nothing makes you feel better than fabulous fragrances

Over the years there have been many researches, medical and otherwise, into the power of scents. We all know how a certain scent can evoke memories. But our sense of smell -interestingly – is also tied into our well-being. This makes sense – smelling a wonderful aroma can be incredibly uplifting.



Historic Life magazine: Genuine editions

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Real copies of Life magazine from history

The important thing that I have to say right away is that these items are not reprints – they are not copies – they are genuine editions of Life Magazine. They are a truly wonderful gift at an amazingly low price. Not only that, they are truly fascinating and are the sort of gift that will become family heirlooms.



Sweet gourmet gifts

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Gifts that everyone will love

There are very few people who don’t appreciate fine foods. Sure, we’re all trying to eat as healthily as we can these days but if someone gives to a delicious treat as a gift, what can you do?It would be so rude to not indulge! By giving gourmet treats we are saying ‘go on, enjoy yourself, you deserve it’.



Molecular gastronomy kits

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The best gift for the foodie or cocktail lover

I know before I even start that I’m going to find it impossible to describe exactly what these are. But if you’re looking for an extremely unusual gift, these are for you. Some people are so difficult when it comes to choosing a suitable gift but these kits will satisfy even the most jaded recipients.



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.



A piece of history. Kennedy killed by sniper 1963

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November 22, 1963.  The assassination of President Kennedy

For once, I don’t have much to say. If you were born in the mid 1950s or before, then the chances are that you remember. I do. And so many thousands, millions of words have been written since and by much better writers who are more knowledgeable about the event than I will ever be. There’s no way that I can compete with them.



Framed print & coin collections – including President Kennedy

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Limited edition coin & framed print collections

These are a stunning gift for the lover of American history but make a splendid and thoughtful gift for anyone,especially the framed coins and commemorative prints of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Some of us remember only too well that fateful day in November, 1963.   But those who don’t are well aware that it was an event that changed the world.



Gadgets and Electronic Gift Ideas

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Simply put – gadgets and small electronic items make outstanding gifts for anyone

These gift ideas are especially great for those hard to shop for people on your list…you know the type, the seem to have everything, or you want to get something truly unique that they wouldn’t purchase themselves but would be thrilled to own.



Vintage replicas for unique decor

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An eclectic selection of vintage replicas for home decor

I wonder if you realize just how much fun I have searching out unusual gift ideas for Tastes? This site is a great find. It features a very eclectic selection of replica goods which are perfect for the home or office. They are inexpensive too and many are suitable for children’s rooms.



Gorgeous olive wood for the kitchen and for dining

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Kitchen utensils and serving items in beautiful handcrafted olive wood

A huge part of dining pleasure is presentation and that’s why we’re delighted to show you these wonderful handcrafted serving pieces and cooking utensils made from sustainable olive wood. In addition to their practicality, they are extremely attractive and grace any table or kitchen with style.



Online Italian deli plus gourmet pasta club

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Genuine Italian food and treats available online

I’m lucky because there are some lovely specialist food shops in our local area. But nevertheless, there are many foods that I remember from vacations in Italy, or dining at lovely restaurants, that I just can’t find. So you can imagine how delighted I was to find this wonderful website.



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.



Stylish designer pens by Visconti

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Sophisticated Italian-designer writing instruments

One of the indisputable elements of style is attention to detail. And Italian design house Visconti present the most fabulous range of writing instruments for the truly sophisticated connoisseur of the finer things in life. Email, blogging, social media … do people still write by hand? The cognoscenti know –  nothing is more stylish, or more sophisticated than a hand-written note or letter.



Nautical and coastal decor items

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For your home by the ocean or for the sailing enthusiast

Or in fact, for the history buff or anyone who appreciates vintage nautical design. Do you know where to buy a replica polished brass diver’s helmet? Or brass ship’s lanterns? How about an anchor, or a polished wood ship’s wheel? Well, this site sells these and many other items too.



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.



Join the chocolate-dipped strawberries club

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A year-round gift

This is a superb gift for a loved one – although equally, you might want to treat yourself to this strawberry club membership. Here’s how it works. Join the club online and you or your recipient will receive a different pack of delightful chocolate-dipped strawberries four times in the next year. What’s great about this is that you pay as you go.



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.



Bento boxes for kids and adults

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What is a bento box?

Bento boxes are the way to store and carry lunchbox meals. But they are so much more than that – they are a stylish traditional Japanese art that has been around for hundreds of years. Today, they are available in sophisticated and traditional designs for adults and modern, funky versions that are perfect for kids.



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.






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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!

Gourmet grilling

Grilling gets more and more sophisticated all the time and now, even the top manufacturers of kitchen and cuisine products are delighting us with...

Classic perfume bottles

Vintage style cut glass decorative bottles

We love these traditionally-styled perfume bottles. They are hand blown and then hand cut to create the designs and...

Ready for a new hobby?

Knitting: Your new pastime?

Fifty years ago every woman – and many men too – could knit.  And before that, women has spent their spare...

Ancient Greek sculptures

Ancient Greek sculpture replicas from the British Museum

Every room, no matter how it’s furnished and decorated, needs a solid, impressive something. What sort of...

Audrey Hepburn prints & posters

Audrey Hepburn – always a star

If you ask a number of people to name the most enduringly stylish film star many, if not most,...

Michael Schumacher artwork

One of the Formula One greats of all time – Michael Schumacher

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Formula One and...

Best quote wall decals

Instant motivational and fun decor for your home

Wall decals are incredibly popular these days and it’s easy to see why. There are decals available...

Gorgeous jewelry from Paula Mendoza

Fine jewelry using gold and emeralds from Colombia

Are you looking for a very special gift for a special lady? Then take a look at...

Angela Brazil books – vintage schoolgirl fiction

Art objects indeed – but a great read too

These volumes are now extremely collectible. If you didn’t read Angela Brazil books when you were...

Make sparkling water and energy drinks at home

A green and healthy option

I have always loved sparkling water. Somehow that fizz makes it more refreshing, especially when  a slice of lemon or...

Top movie posters

 

Everyone has a favorite movie

And they are an inexpensive and delightful way to decorate a room. They have the advantage of showing your personality...

Adventure Holidays to India
Adventure Holidays to India

Holidays to India have the potential to live with you for the rest of your life. There is absolutely no doubt...

Add style to your home with Marimekko

No stylish home is complete without Marimekko

I believe this. This company has long been admired by design aficionados and I always smile when I...

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