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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!



Ready for a new hobby?

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Knitting: Your new pastime?

Fifty years ago every woman – and many men too – could knit.  And before that, women has spent their spare time during the two World Wars knitting. In those days, being able to knit was just something that almost every female could do.



Ancient Greek sculptures

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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 something? An artifact or artwork that undeniably demonstrates sophistication and style. These sculptures, direct from the British Museum in London, are perfect examples.



Audrey Hepburn prints & posters

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Audrey Hepburn – always a star

If you ask a number of people to name the most enduringly stylish film star many, if not most, would say that they immediately thought of Audrey Hepburn. It’s true that her style remains iconic to this day. That’s why we are so pleased to showcase this collection of prints and other merchandise.



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.



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.



Add style to your home with Marimekko

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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 visit a home and see a Marimekko piece on display. It might be a designer thing, but to me it shows me that the home belongs to someone who hs a definite and distinct sense of style.



Vintage style weather instruments

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Lovely accent pieces in vintage style

Whilst I love modern styling, I have to admit that some designs are simply timeless.  Timeless items are perfect for gifts because they will match any decor. I’ve always been fascinated by antique instruments – and I know I’m not alone; they are incredibly popular.



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.



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.



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



Personalized flasks – a great gift idea

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Personalized flasks make a delightful business gift

I write about personalized gifts quite a lot and that’s simply because people love to receive them. The personalization shows that you’ve taken some time and trouble selecting the gift and that’s why they make such good executive or business ‘thank yous’.



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.



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.



The ultimate food preparation station.

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This is a wonderful item that will enhance any kitchen. It’s stylish, eco-friendly and so very practical – all at the same time.

It was designed by an experienced top chef, so you can be assured that this is the best way to prepare food in your kitchen.



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.



The ultimate vacation: Round the world in 53 days

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I’m the first to confess that I can’t afford this vacation. Which is why I want you to go so that you can tell me all about it. This is a travel tour – by rail – that takes you all the way around the world in a mere fifty three days.



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.



China from Buckingham Palace

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Direct from the Royal Collection and via Harrods in London these splendid pieces of china are direct, faithful copies of the finest and most sophisticated  examples in the world – those of the Buckingham Palace Collection.



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.



What are Livingstones?

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If you haven’t come across Livingstones before, let me introduce you to one of the most stylish, flexible and certainly most comfortable items I’ve seen for ages.

In some ways, these are a sophisticated development of ubiquitous bean bag – those rather awful and uncomfortables staples of students everywhere.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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?



WowWee Roboquad For Kids Who Love Robot Toys

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Finding a toy that will keep a teenager happy is not an easy job. And it seems to get harder each year.

There are plenty of things out there that promise the earth, but sadly, they all don’t deliver!



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.



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

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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.



Alexander McQueen accessories

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Here at Tastes Magazine, there are some designers who we feel are essential. Everyone, for example, should have a Marimekko items in their home. No decor is quite complete without at least one classic Mid Century Modern iconic piece.

And it’s the same with our wardrobe – we believe that everyone should have one item by Alexander McQueen at the very least.

The lucky thing is that there is a full range of goods that come from this design house and a McQueen accessory will always add that certain something to an outfit or ensemble.

We love the iconic scarves  and the skull jewelry but there’s so much more to choose from – from bags to sunglasses, from umbrellas to belts. Use the link below or click an image to see the full collection.

See the full range of Alexander McQueen accessories here

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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.

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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Fragrances for men at bargain prices

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Designer fragrances for men – bargains

The images you see here are indicative only because the range of fragrances for men at this online store changes all the time. Nevertheless, it is the place to pickup fabulous fragrances at the best possible price. You’ll find many more bargains too.



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.



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.



Organic baby clothes for boys and girls

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Gorgeous organic baby clothes – newborn to 24 months

Only the best for the babies of the families of Tastes readers! Whether you’re a proud parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or close family friend, you want to make sure that your precious little bundle starts life in the best possible. And what better than organic baby clothes? That lovely, delicate skin will certainly appreciate these items which are 100% organic and 100% pure. Sizes range from newborn to two years old.



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.



Customized stylish diamond jewelry for men

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Gorgeous diamond jewelry for him

What we really love about this range of fabulous designer jewelry is that the majority of the pieces can be customized; mostly at no extra cost. For example, when you select a ring as a gift for your guy, it can have the inside engraved with the message of your choice absolutely free; making your gift truly unique.



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.



Sleepwear for baby boys from Harrods of London

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Only the best for your own baby

The birth of a child is a very special occasion indeed – probably the most special. Do you have a little boy in your life that deserves the best? If so, then you need look no further than Harrods of London for the very best in clothing and accessories. You’re not in the UK? No problem, Harrods ships worldwide.



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.



Titanium wedding bands for the stylish man

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Luxurious wedding rings

The word from the style gurus in the world of weddings is that titanium is increasing immensely in popularity today, especially for men. This metal looks great; it’s incredibly durable and is also particularly affordable. In addition, these rings are easy to order online.



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.



The perfect outdoor space

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There is no reason why your outdoors spaces shouldn’t be as comfortable and stylish as the rooms inside your home. As with any form of decor, it’s the small details that make the difference.



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.



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.



Beautiful hand fans to buy online

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Keep cool stylishly or use these beautiful hand fans as delightful home decor. Hand fans do tend to be rather … well, kitsch is probably the best word. Those Asian ones always make me think of cheap Chinese restaurants. The ones you see in the slideshow below though, are truly stylish.



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).



Delicious and delightful luxury soaps to buy online

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Luxury soap – simply the best

For some of us, soap is just one of those necessities that we throw into the cart and the grocery store without much thought. That’s fine if we’re buying an everyday products for family use. But when you want a touch of luxury, there’s nothing like a delicate and fragrant soap to lift your spirits and make you feel fabulous.



Lilly Pulizer dresses for summer

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Years ago, there used to be a Lilly Pulizer store nearby where I live and it was one of the busiest stores on the entire street. It’s no longer nearby but her fabulous clothes are available online if you don’t have a store near you.



Stackable rings – and more from Gorjana Griffin

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Stylish and flexible designer rings

What could be more adaptable than these lovely rings? These skinny pieces can be layered and stacked to give you a new look every day, creating your own personal and unique style. Presented by Gorjana Griffin, these rings make a perfect gifts – or a lovely treat for yourself.



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.






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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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