Friday, November 13, 2015


Ok, I've filled you in on all the delicious treats that can plump up your Christmas stockings, but there are many non-edible goodies to stuff in there too !
First for the adults...
A superb all-round present and a must have in your daughter/mother/sister's stocking is a D. Porthault hankie. A must have in your evening bag for those oh-so-weepy moments at the Opera (no one wants to see you dabbing your eyes with an old tatted rag), is a beautiful floral-printed square.

Similarly, for work days on the go, please carry an adorable pack of tissues ensconced in a lovely little cover made from one of many design fabrics. This will keep your tissues neat, lint free and keep them from winding up all scrunched in the bottom of your purse.

For those that like to adorn their hair, we have an assortment of very smart barrettes from France.

And to brush that beautiful hair, a pocket-size brush from Mason Pearson, the same time-honored company that made our childhood hairbrushes.

Gardening enthusiasts will love these botanical notepads. They make everyday note-taking a pleasure.

Anyone with a passion for flowers and fruits, would certainly be happy to find a fragrant votive candle in Grapefruit, Sicilian Tangerine, or Gardenia tucked in the toe of their stocking. My stocking always had a tangerine and walnuts in the toe.....a tradition in our family, but not well appreciated by me. I much would have preferred one of these little gems.

Jotters are another great stocking stuffer. They are small enough to tuck in your purse, but large enough for a substantial note to oneself. Give us a few days and we can personalize with a monogram or name.

If you want to insure that you will actually receive a greeting from your son or daughter who is heading back to school after their holiday break, pop one of these note cards with envelopes into their stocking. You know that the dearth of thank you notes is a pet peeve of mine. Maybe a little hint like this will help !

Of course, a stylish writing implement would help would-be writers to pen a thoughtful note. We have a wonderful selection of Faber-Castel fountain, roller and ballpoint pens that would fit the bill.

Now for the children....

Yes, they will be inundated with fabulous presents from Santa, but little surprises in their stockings are a must on Christmas morning. These jump ropes in the shape of ice cream cones and flowers will make any little girl smile.

So, too these ever-popular kaleidoscopes from France will be gleefully received and keep someone occupied for hours (even if that someone is Grandfather).

We have little music boxes that play a lively tune when you turn the crank....

and an assortment of mini stuffed mice, bunnies, mermaids and pirates, all waiting for a new home with a loving child. Hopefully Santa is listening and will hurry in to fill his sack before it is too late.

Ho, Ho, Ho......

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