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Gifts for Her


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!



Gourmet grilling

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



Classic perfume bottles

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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 note how even the stoppers are carefully faceted to catch the light. They are available is a range of rich, jewel-like colors too.



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.



Michael Schumacher artwork

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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 try as I might to have no ‘favorites’ (I admire them all) I think that’s a little unrealistic. Human being are bound to have favorites, after all.



Best quote wall decals

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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 to suit every room in the home of workplace. They come in a variety of colors and styles. They are simple to use; taking only a few minutes to install. You can choose from so many delightful messages from motivational messages to those that are great fun.



Gorgeous jewelry from Paula Mendoza

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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 the exclusive range from Paula Mendoza. Paula’s studios are in Colombia, giving her access to the finest materials. Trained as a sculptor, she now creates wearable art.



Angela Brazil books – vintage schoolgirl fiction

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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 a girl, then your mother or even grandmother probably did, especially if they were brought up in England. The author was born in Victorian England; a time during which ‘young ladies’ were expected to read improving, non-fiction books, religious tomes or about moral matters.



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.



Top movie posters

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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 and can also make a great talking point. Who doesn’t like discussing their favorite films? They are suitable for all ages too and, when correctly displayed, can look so stylish and add a great deal to any decor.



Eco cola bags

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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 larger image. Then I realized what they are made from and I had to share it with you. They are made from waste material that would normally be thrown out and end up clogging landfills.



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.



Designer gloves & hats

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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 outfits. I love the richer fabrics and somehow designers seem to make the most of winter clothing in the most stylish ways. The winter months are a great excuse to show your fashion style.



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.



BBC complete collection DVDs

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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. At one time, these were only available for television viewers in the UK but now, DVDs of immensely popular television shows are available on DVD to us all



Jazz wall art

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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 be atmospheric and moody, or upbeat and lively. It can have a vintage look or can be completely modern. Which ever style suits you, there will be something to suit your tastes on this website.



Stylish gifts that give back

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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. In those days giving-and-buying was restricted to charity holiday cards. Today, we are all more socially aware – although we still maintain our standards of good quality and great style.



Fun and fabulous jewelry

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Stunning jewelry for style and fun

We were delighted to find this website that features a huge variety of excellent jewelry designs. Some are incredibly sophisticated and unique – others, like the one featured in the large image at the bottom of the page, are just sheer fun. When you are buying a gift for a female friend or loved one, you can’t go wrong when you choose jewelry – we all love it!



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.



An unusual gift for the Beatles fan

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For the Beatles lover

If there’s a Beatles fan on your gift list, the chances are that he or she has lots of CDs, recordings, books and more. So what on earth can you buy for them that will be fascinating and truly appreciated? Here’s a wonderful idea at a very attractive low price, too.



Fun Snow White gift ideas

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For your own Grumpy

Or for your own little princess. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was made over seventy five years go and yet the cartoon movie – and its products – are as popular as ever. They make fun gifts and I particularly like their ‘dwarf-themed’ t-shirts. But there are plenty of other goodies too.



Tools for the balcony gardener

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First time gardeners will be in for a bit of a buying spree. Take heart though, you don’t need to fork out a fortune, in order to start gardening. The wise gardener takes a little bit of a step back and looks for: 1. good sales, or 2. tools priced reasonably.
They also do a little homework, trying to understand what their immediate needs are going to be.



John Fitzgerald Kennedy – books & DVDs

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The Kennedy Assassination – fifty one years on

Those of us who are old enough will never forget that day. And for those who don’t remember, the events of 22nd. November, 1963 are important to know about because in moments, the world changed. Millions of words have been written about Kennedy and that fateful day but now, respected authors are writing about it from a fifty year perspective.



Jackie Kennedy jewelry

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Beautiful jewelry – Kennedy style

There’s no doubt that Jacqueline Kennedy was very much a style icon. And it wasn’t just American women who followed her lead – women all over the world were captivated by her clothes and her accessories. Many of these were truly timeless pieces that have become classics and that can certainly be said for her jewelry. There are some rather frightening statistics about how much her jewelry was worth.  But today, we can all enjoy her style.



Stylish and unusual gifts for the home

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We spend hours scouring the internet to find wonderful goods and we’re sure that you’ll love this site. The site features so much but today we’re featuring wonderful gifts for the home and kitchen. We are only showing a fraction here – from complete micro-breweries to award-winning appliances.



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.



Style & Chic from Boutique to You

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We are loving browsing through our latest fashion discovery’s website. This site has wonderful fashions plus a selection of fabulous footwear, jewelry and other accessories. It features fashions that are fun,yet stylish too.



Kindle Fire HD 6

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If you’re looking for a tablet for under $100 then Fire HD 6 is for you. It is a stylish tablet, with everything you would expect to find, or indeed you’d need from a tablet device.



Converse sneakers: Custom design

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Here at Tastes Magazine, we’ve always loved products that can be customised. A gift in particular is so much more special when it has been custom-designed for the recipient.  One of the latest companies to offer this is Converse and their fabulous sneakers.



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.



Red, white and blue scarves for her

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Inexpensive and fun

I seem to be writing a lot about scarves these days, probably because my own collection continues to grow. That’s because I find them to be so versatile and such a wonderful way to add pizzazz to the most somber outfits.The selection shown here includes scarves that are specifically American and are a perfect way for citizens and supporters of the USA to show their allegiance.



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.



Pop top bags, belts jewelry and more

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Whether you call them pop tops or ring pulls, these discarded items certainly can be transformed into the most wonderful products. These are produced by hand by women in Brazil and the ring pulls are crocheted together to create these stylish accessories. What a smart idea.



Where to buy genuine African jewelry online

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Today we’ve found a wonderful site for you that you’ll love. On this page you’ll find some beautiful African jewelry that is made by artisans – often from recycled materials – and sold online via this fabulous USA website.



Incredible crafts kits

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Everyone is crazy about crafts these days. In the last few years, our creative sides have really been expanding their horizons. Today, we hanker for homemade products. We enjoy the act of creation.



Earrings for people with sensitive skin

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Earrings that are hypoallergenic and nickel-free

There are many people who find that regular earrings irritate the skin. It seems to come and go with me – sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t – so my solution is to always buy the hypoallergenic versions. That’s why I was delighted to find this website where I can buy then online. And because these are made in Hungary, I’ve never come across anyone wearing the same earrings I wear. They are very reasonably priced too, and shipping is worldwide for a small flat fee.



Trinity rings, perfect diamond & gold gift idea

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Trinity rings with valued UK hallmarks

What is a trinity ring? Quite simply, the three diamonds represent the past, the present and the future. This means that they are the perfect gift for a loved one – you are telling them of your devotion to them throughout the years. This makes for a wonderful gift idea for anniversaries, engagements or as an anytime ‘I am yours’ occasion.  They are made of the finest gold and genuine earth-mined diamonds which are conflict-free. Why is the UK hallmark important?



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.



Halloween with style. What to wear

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Can Halloween be stylish?

We’ve pondered this question. I have to say that as far as style is concerned, this is my least favorite event. I love Halloween colors – the black and orange – but so many of the decor items and clothing are, well, tacky to say the least. If you’re like me, you’ll want to get into the spirit of things (mild pun there) but you don’t want to dress up as a silly skeleton or a buxom serving wench. (Or do you? If so, scroll down!) So, what can we wear that’s sinisterly spooky and stylish too? Here are a few ideas.



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.



Silver and gold skull bracelets

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Skull bangles from Alexander McQueen

I recently featured McQueen’s stunning skull scarves and really wanted to include these pieces but I think that they deserve their own page. Aren’t they simply gorgeous? Prices start at under $200 and these are jewelry items that are classics of the future. See how beautifully they are engrave on the inside of every bracelet – there’s no doubt that these are the real thing.



Choosing gifts for guitar players

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You really don’t have to be an expert in music or guitars to buy a gift for a guitar player. If you know a guitarist, then you can rest assured that a specialist gift will always be well received. The accessories that guitarists use wear out and need replacing, things like strings, picks, tuners, capos etc, that’s just the way of the world.

This article will show you some of the gifts for guitar players that are on the market. Some will make excellent stocking fillers, and others will be cherished forever!

There is excellent advice on choosing a new guitar, too

Click here to learn more.



Skull leather wrap bracelets – by Alexander McQueen

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Selected McQueen accessories

When Alexander McQueen first introduced his signature skull products, they immediately became ‘must-have’ items for celebrities everywhere. The primitive skulls, combined with today’s luxury materials, seemed to strike a chord with the most stylish people in the fashion world. The McQueen company still produce these and they have become true classics.



Stylish orange scarves

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Scarf bargains – stylish and adaptable

Actually, there are scarves of all colors on this lovely website I’ve just found and there are some real bargains too.I selected the orange option (it’s one of my favorite colors) and was delighted to find a lovely selection. Orange is such a hot color at the moment – and always the perfect color for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I would never be disappointed to receive a scarf as a gift – they are so useful.



The best knitwear from Anthropologie

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I find it hard to think about advantages of living in a cool climate but there is one – the fact that there are some wonderful knitwear items available these days. Today, I have been browsing – and loving – the selections from Anthropologie.

On this page,I’m showing just a few of their cardigan selection but you’ll also find sweaters,ponchos scarves, shawls and more and  I haven’t seen one that isn’t positively delightful.

Of course, you can always rely on this retailer to be superbly stylish and from past experience, I know that the quality of their clothing range is absolutely top drawer.

I absolutely adore them all and if I had to choose? Well the one below is a definite favourite.Click the link or any of the images to see more.

See the full collection



Designer skull jewelry from Italy

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Silver & gold skull jewelry

Aren’t these amazing? The majority of the pieces you’ll see on this webpage are created in Italy and feature designs from the pinnacle of Italian designers. Some use precious gemstones; others are fun and funky. All are stylish. Most of these products can also benefit from the most fabulous selection of sophisticated gift wraps I have ever seen.



Skull scarves by Alexander McQueen

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A fashion classic – the Alexander McQueen skull scarf

There are some items that I believe every woman should have in her wardrobe and a genuine McQueen skull scarf is one of them. Over the last few years, these useful, adaptable and stylish items have entered the world of fashion must-have classics. They instantly add a certain flair to any outfit,casual or formal.



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.



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.



Stylish eyewear for men and women

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Sunglasses and prescription spectacles

Do you call them ‘glasses’ or ‘spectacles’? Whichever you prefer, you’ll find a fabulous selection that are quick and easy to buy online. This is a truly fantastic company and as well as the superb design of their products, there are two factors that really make them stand out from the crowd. Are you unsure about buying glasses online because you’d prefer to try them on before purchase? No problem.



Bracelets to show your style and what matters to you

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Pura Vida bracelets – special in so many ways

Why simply wear jewelry when you can wear a story and at the same time show who you are and what you care about? You’ll also be helping charity, supporting talented artisans and wearing something unique. Yes, I did say ‘unique’ which isn’t a word I often use. The story began when two post-graduate students vacationed in Costa Rica.



Handcrafted tableware from South African artists

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Lovely plates, bowls and more in delightful designs

I was absolutely knocked out when I found this range of tableware and I couldn’t wait to let you know about these lovely items. These stunning designs are created by artists in an area of Cape Town and have a primitive yet strangely sophisticated look. They are certainly incredibly stylish.



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.



Black and white designer jewelry without breaking the bank

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Designer jewelry bargains

Delicious style and glamour isn’t always expensive. We’ve chosen these beautiful pieces in black and white, many of which are under $50. Black and white, especially when combined with golden and silver tones, is always stylish and sophisticated and we love this selection of both classically styled and ultra-modern jewelry.



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.



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.



Blue or black diamonds – which are best?

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Can you decide?

To be honest, we can’t.That’s why we were delighted to find this web page which is dedicated to black and blue diamond rings. We love the stylish look of the rich black diamonds, especially when set against white gold.But look at the blue – aren’t they gorgeous?



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.



Artisan handcrafted jewelry from Evocateur

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Incredible handmade jewelry

Made in America, these exclusive hand made pieces are truly stunning. I promise you that when I first saw these I literally gasped with delight. Using gold leaf, silver and incredible skill and artistry these pieces are truly art and design items to be treasured and admired for many, many years.



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.



Inexpensive costume jewelry for fashion & fun

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Fun & fashionable jewelry

Although everyone should have a good collection of fine jewelry (to leave to our children, if nothing else!) it’s also wonderful to buy inexpensive pieces from time to time that can perk up our outfits and add an extra sparkle to our clothes. When accessories are as inexpensive as these, it’s easy to bring your style up to date quickly, easily and without making a hole in the credit card.



Design your own exquisite gemstone jewelry

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Start with designer jewelry and personalize it

Yes,on this fantastic website, you can select from a beautiful range of designer jewelry and then personalize it to suit your own tastes exactly. Have you ever seen a piece of wonderful jewelry and thought that you’d love it – except that it’s only available in silver and you prefer gold? Or maybe you’d like to select your own gemstones and mix and match? Now you can.



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.



High fashion and fun for your dog

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Only the best for your precious pup

You demand the best and your four-legged friend deserves the very best too. Your dog is a member of your family and you can show your love for him or her by making sure that they too have the opportunity to experience the finest available products and designs. Like me, you probably have a policy that everything that comes into your home must be the best – and that certainly includes pet products too.



The beauty secrets of argan oil

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Ancient beauty treatment now available to all

It doesn’t get much better than this. A time-honored, natural beauty secret from a sustainable source that helps to empower women – how can that be? The argon tree, with its amazing properties, grows only in Africa and only Berber women are allowed to extract it – by law. For centuries, this oil has been their well-kept beauty secret. Now, it’s available to you.



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.



Elvis Presley: Jailhouse Rock artwork

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Was this Elvis’ most stylish movie?

I’m no expert. I’m pretty sure that I’ve never watched a complete Elvis film ever but if the stills and photographs I’ve seen of all his movies are anything to go by, I’ll maintain that Jailhouse Rock features some wonderful art direction.



Vintage designer jewelry and watches – online

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Vintage finds – a well-kept secret

Do you know where the cognocenti find their vintage designer jewelry? There’s no need to visit specialist stores and pay retail prices – you’ll find a beautiful range of watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more on this fabulous website. From Chanel to Tiffany, from Bvlgari to Givency, all the top couture houses are represented here.



Bags, totes, clutches & wallets from Forever 21

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Forever 21 – current bag collection

Did you know that this company is currently the most searched-for online store on the internet? That’s because of their fabulous ranges of fashions and accessories. Don’t be fooled by the name – this isn’t a company that caters simply for the very young. On the contrary, it caters for twenty one year olds of all ages.



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.



Top designer cashmere sweaters for women

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The most luxurious fabric – the best style

See the top designers’ take on smooth and perfect cashmere. See sweaters, cardigans and light jackets that feel wonderful and look so stylish and fashionable, yet classic in their superb  designs. Cashmere – the very word is soft and the epitome of luxury.



Baby shower gifts with style

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Best gifts for a baby shower or newborn

Pink for a girl and blue for a boy? That’s how it used to be. But today, more and more parents are choosing to follow in the footsteps on Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge and wait until the birth to find out the sex of their child. I like that. But it does make it a little more difficult for those of us who are buying baby gifts in advance, doesn’t it? No, not with this lovely range from Nordstrom.



Create your own unique fashions – for women

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Yes, design your own exclusive wardrobe

You might find this hard to believe … how’s this for a well-kept secret? There is a website that allows to to create your own unique clothing. You can create many styles and choose from many colors and prints – dresses, blouses, skirts – and even accessories such as bags and scarves. Yes, your creations will be completely unique to you, the created using environmentally friendly method and shipped direct to your door.



Beautiful ruby earrings to buy online

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Of all the precious stones, rubies must be one of the most coveted.

When you think of precious gemstones, rubies must be high on the list. For so long they have been used to symbolize wealth. In several cultures, various precious stones are specified to be lucky for certain months – or for people born during that month – and rubies are the gemstone for the month of July.



Marimekko for the home – Finnish design for bed & bath

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Superb Finnish design – Marimekko

To call this designer company ‘timeless’ is almost unnecessary. These famous and iconic designers have been popular for decades and never loose their appeal; always appearing fresh and stylish. Using these textiles you can brighten up and refresh your rooms simply and with a style tradition that nevertheless looks up-to-the-minute in your home.



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.



Stunning designer jewelry from Kenzo

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Fabulous and striking designer jewelry from Kenzo

Kenzo has been a favorite of so many people for quite some time now but personally I think that the current jewelry designs beat everything we’ve seen in the past. This is a simply gorgeous range of earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and watches.



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.



Diamond and precious gemstone jewelry – design your own

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Create a personalized diamond gift

If you don’t know about this website – and we agree that it’s a well-kept secret – then you’ll love browsing through the gorgeous range of custom jewelry. Yes, you can choose the shape of the earrings (there are also pendants, rings and other items) then select whether you’d prefer diamonds or other gemstones, and even choose the metal of your choice.



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.



August gemstone jewelry, customized

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A truly personalized gift

Imagine – the gift of beautiful jewelry that’s not only featuring  his or her birthstone, but incorporating yours too as a symbol of your relationship. This website had a stunning array of fine jewelry for both men and women and you can select the precious metal of your choice, plus the gemstone combinations.



Beautiful and stylish jewelry from Bebe – our favorites

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Beautiful jewelry bargains from Bebe

There isn’t a single piece of jewelry featured on the Bebe website that we wouldn’t love to own! What’s more, they come at a great price that’s affordable to all. Designs are stunning and striking, or understated and subtle, which ever look suits you.



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.



Corporate gift ideas from Harrods of London

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Branded corporate gifts direct from Knightsbridge in  London

Now that the luxurious Harrods branded goods are available online, you can show your appreciation to your clients in a truly memorable way. Shopping at the Brompton Road store is subjected to many rules and regulations (did you know that unaccompanied children under fifteen can’t enter?) but shopping using their inline store is convenient and fun.



Fine spa gifts from Gilchrist and Soames

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Spa, bath and body products for all

Isn’t it always a pleasure to enter your hotel room and find that you’ve chosen a hostelry which is stylish enough to provide Gilchrist and Soames products in the bathroom? We’re very lucky these days – for many years the company supplied only a tiny select number of spas and boutique hotels, plus a few distinguished personal clients.



Beautiful custom jewelry

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For truly exclusive jewelry, especially those pieces that are bought to commemorate special occasions, don’t settle for second best. Engagement rings, pendants, earrings you’ll find them all at this site and best of all, you can customise every piece.






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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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