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Bestowed: Student

It’s that most wonderful time of year when school supplies abound.  If you happen to have a grown up student (or teacher) in your life, why not kick off her semester with some fun-to-have supplies?  Tuck a few tools into … Continue reading

23. August 2013 by susan
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Bestowed: A Leather Gentleman

What’s more manly than leather? (Maybe steel?) Pebbled, knobbled, waxy or matte…Leather can be understated or dressy but is always practical, tough and classic.  So here are a few selections to please both the minimalist and the aficionado, and all … Continue reading

24. July 2013 by susan
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Bestowed: Miss Teacher

Still looking for the perfect end-of-the-year treat for a teacher?  Fill up a fun clutch with a notepad and pencils {1-3}; pair up cute coasters with a handy mug {4-5}; or dress up the desk with a bright vase {7}. … Continue reading

15. June 2013 by susan
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Bestowed: Father’s Day

Normally I would offer you a series of Father’s Day posts in every category of Dad-interests, but since the big day is right around the corner here’s a smattering of well-crafted, nicely packaged, stand-alone gifts for the men in your … Continue reading

12. June 2013 by susan
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Bestowed: Sleeping Beauty

Mother of a newborn?  Jet-lagged business traveler?  Just a gal who loves a good night’s rest?  Whoever the sleeping beauty in your life, make her dreams especially sweet with any of these bedtime extras.  And of course, remember to include an … Continue reading

18. April 2013 by susan
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Bestowed: Valentines {Paper & Parcel}

I have always loved paper.  And I have always loved mail.  (Still do.)  I used to take my annual selection of mandatory school valentines quite seriously.  And some day I plan to again, in some grown-up version.  In the meantime, … Continue reading

09. February 2013 by susan
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Bestowed: Housewarming

It could be the new year.  It could be the spring weather.  Or it could just be my own messy homestead that has me in a cleaning state of mind.  Regardless, I’ve always thought a cute bucket full of housekeeping … Continue reading

30. January 2013 by susan
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Bestowed: Jetsetter

Maybe she has a big trip coming up for the holidays.  Maybe she regularly boards a plane for work.  In either case, why not ease the stress of the trip with some jet-setting essentials?  Tuck them into a great tote that’s suited … Continue reading

29. November 2012 by susan
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Bestowed: Thanksgiving Hostess

Feeling thankful that someone else is cooking this year?  In addition to helping with the dinner dishes, show your gratitude by bringing your hostess a few seasonal treats {6,7} or something pretty for her next party {3,4}.  Tuck items into … Continue reading

19. November 2012 by susan
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Bestowed: A Scotch Gentleman

Here is the first of our gentlemanly collections, from Don Draper’s desk to you.  The next time you need a gift for a Scotch guy, consider putting together a mid-century modern ensemble.  Group a few items on a cocktail tray … Continue reading

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09. November 2012 by susan
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