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slides: 8 Beautiful RI Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

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Don't panic, Valentine's Day shoppers... you've got two more full shopping days to get the woman in your life a wonderful tribute. Here are 8 can't-miss luxuries for her and where to find them right here in Rhode Island. Because yes, she deserves them.


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Luxurious bodycare

Thymes Goldleaf bath products make a stunning impression. Besides the packaging being festive and pretty, the jasmine, rose, and hyacinth draw a tapestry of scent on her skin. Put together a combination of bath powder, lotion, and soap and then give her an hour to herself, no questions asked. Your Valentine will find one hundred ways to thank you!

Kate & Company, Bristol ($13-$49)

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Silvery hearts

She'll love an iconic heart in sweet shimmering silver. Green River Silver Co. has outdone themselves with pendants, bracelets, and earrings of whimsical hearts to cherish. Better choose two as she'll surely want one close to her heart.

Green River Silver Co., Bristol, Providence, Wickford ($10 - $186)

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Sensual scarves

A tissue weight wool scarf in an Easter egg color will keep her warm now but herald in her spring later. These cheery accessories are more affordable than you think but have the mark of luxury and will be sweet and soft around her neck. Happy colors, happy Valentine.

Stalise Boutique, Portsmouth ($30)

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Comforting cashmere

She adores it so why not indulge her? Pink Pineapple carries the best cashmere in the chicest styles. Choose a stunning black tunic to wear with winter boots or a bright sweater in a Palm Beach color to lift a dreary winter mood. Go ahead...make her Valentine's Day!

Pink Pineapple, Newport, Portsmouth ($50-$200)

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Warm woolies

Gifted socks don't have to be a boring practical gift when you choose a few pairs from the delightful Details accessory boutique. They have scads and scads to choose from. Make a bigger impact with three or four pairs of patterned and textured styles and both her feet AND heart will be warm.

Details, Providence ($14-$30)

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Old money bling

There are some wonderful treasures in the estate jewelry case at most jewelry stores but the Ocean House gift shop has only carefully edited pieces and the collection changes often enough that it's always a surprise. A pretty charm for her bracelet with a heritage past will show your thoughtfulness and good taste.

Ocean House, Watch Hill ($250 up)

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Evening barrettes

Today's mini clips and barrettes are yesterday's glamorous 40's hair combs. The most fanciful and sparkly are at Karol Richardson. Just one of these irresistible little hair charmers will throw facets of light back at your smiling face in thanks. You'll love the candy counter experience so cast a spell with one (or two), made in France with Swarovski crystals.

Karol Richardson, Newport ($4-$66)

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Lacy chemise

Lingerie is a traditional Valentine's Day gift but forget granny gowns and opt for an exquisite chemise in a sumptuous color. Blush of Montreal's Sweetest Sin chemise works for all women with its covered lace and quarter wire for support. The beauty of lace is that it draws attention but reveals little.

Staci's Place, Fine Intimate Apparel, East Greenwich ($66)


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Once again, an upbeat, fun article from this writer. It made me like Valentine's Day again and want to visit some of these shops before Thursday!

Comment #1 by Debra Rodgers on 2013 02 12

Just loved this article-the gifts that were suggested were not overly extravagant and would be most appropriate to touch a woman's heart as thoughtfully selected!! Bravo, Ms. Macdonald!!

Comment #2 by Carol Piquard-Trotta on 2013 02 13

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