slides: Gift Guide 2012: Great Rhode Island Gifts for Her
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Warm her up with a gift of comfort and joy. Check out the vividly hued hats, scarves and gloves at Karol Richardson in Newport. This joyous boutique will find you pondering between eternity scarves and fingerless mitts by Wooden Ships in great crayon colors sure to brighten up her dreary winter day.
Karol Richardson, 24 Washington Sq., Newport
Whether it's a nightgown for Mom or a sexy bra set for sis, a well-crafted piece of lingerie is an utterly luxurious gift. But don't leave yourself off Santa's list. Let a stunning lace chemise find its way into your shopping bag when you search for girly gifts for others. You will get thanks galore on Christmas Eve!
Deborah Winthrop Lingerie Downtown, 424 Thames St., Newport
Who doesn't want a little bling under the tree on Christmas morning? Flatter her with your best-things-come-in-small-packages sensibility and choose something unique from this lovely little shop. Our suggestion would be a gemstone necklace or ring in their signature lollipop colors. It doesn't have to be fancy; just sweet and adorable.
Beginning at $900
Tiffany Peay Jewelry, 3851 Main Rd., Tiverton Four Corners
Think outside the perfume box this year and fete her with a special “niche” fragrance that is out of the ordinary. Mignonette carries Caron perfumes from the old world Paris perfume house. If nothing tickles your fancy, splurge on Caron’s beautiful and extravagant powder puff instead.
Mignonette, 301 Wickenden St., Providence
These diaphanous wire bracelets encircle wrists with delicate starry sparkle and come in strands of six. It will be hard to choose between the gold, silver, and bead encrusted ones. Beautiful little bling for that beautiful little someone.
Sweet Twist, 5707 Post Rd., East Greenwich
Farmaesthetics is Rhode Island’s pride and joy as a premier natural skin care line. What we love about it is its greenness, localness, AND sophistication. Show her you understand her needs with their Seasonable Salt Cabinet web special. Make her long winter baths spa-worthy right at home while you take on the kids and their new toys. Or shop their inspiring Newport store and come away with their Big, Beautiful Box of Everything. She may just find a big, beautiful way to thank you!
Bath Salts Gift Set $25; Big Beautiful Box of Everything $275
Farmaesthetics, 114 Bellevue Ave., Newport.
Fanciful Evening Bags
With New Year’s Eve looming, a darling evening bag is a coveted gift. These are not your mother's bags—most are handmade and textural with velvety fabrics, feathers, and sequins. But if you think an unpretentious bag is the chicest, a black envelope of boiled wool with a little tone-on-tone lace lets her get her Chanel on! It will look gorgeous tucked under her arm for that midnight champagne toast.
Blue Hydrangea, Main St., Wickford.
Each holiday season, venerable cosmetic company, Estée Lauder releases their series of limited edition compacts. This year’s array includes several whimsical versions filled with pressed powder or solid perfume. These miniature works of art look like they came from an elegant art museum shop. They will surely captivate her imagination and she just might be found kissing Santa Claus under the tree after the kids are in bed!
Nordstrom, 6 Providence Place, Providence
Luxurious Facial Cream
Enter Roses - not the flowering variety but the bare essence of the thirty roses that go into each tube of Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. This lush emulsion has a major cult following and for good reasons: the delicate rose fragrance will delight the senses while the cream protects delicate outer skin against harsh winter weather. She’ll toss it in her bag for those outdoor Kennedy Plaza skating sessions. The entire Hauschka celebrity-endorsed line will be a welcome sight under her tree.
Rose Day Cream $42.95
All That Matters, 315 Main St., Wakefield
This gossamer sweater may be the ultimate in plush decadence but what better way to say I love you than to wrap her shoulders in its filaments of sparkly warmth? The neutral grey go-with-anything hue will look party lovely over a winter white dress on New Year’s Eve or with a tank and jeans on the couch before the fire. Wherever you clink your champagne glasses and share that midnight kiss, you’ve given her a piece that will stand the test of time. And isn’t she worth that?
Blissful loveliness for $1,500.
R.G.E., 1775 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick
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