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Gift Giving Made Easy

Need a special gift? Look no further than your own backyard. The Lynchburg area has some of the finest
shopping around.

for the special women in your life
holidays-1Marco Bicego Confetti Rings are exceptional enough to make a statement yet personal enough to wear every day. Youthful, effortless sophistication and contemporary seduction are manifested through precise, old world artisanship to form pieces that redefine everyday luxury. Starting at $650. Available at Fink’s.

Give the woman in your life a one-of-a-kind piece of handcrafted jewelry made by artisans. Choose earrings, necklaces, cute bracelets and more made of the finest quality stones, semiprecious gems, vintage beads and crystals. if you’re on a tight budget, try used jewelry. Or have a piece custom-made with your special someone in mind. From $22 to $250. Available at Artifacts Gallery in Peakland Crossing.

Reverse-a-Purse handbags are three purses in one: Simply flip the cover for a new look, or remove the cover completely for simple elegance. A real hit with women who love handbags—and who doesn’t? Available at La Li D’s Boutique.

Brighten up the life of anyone on your gift list with a beautiful new lamp. Outdated lighting can make the best-dressed room look drab; let a new lamp brighten your beloved’s home long after the holidays are over. From $30 to $225. Available at The Lamp Shoppe at James T. Davis.

With an ergonomically designed handle and rated to carry up to 50 pounds, the Reisenthel tote travels to the farmers market, tailgate party, potluck supper—or holds that abundance of “stuff” that ends up in the car. Available in a range of colors and patterns and monogrammable, it’s the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
Retails for $39. Available at “a little french” at Peakland Crossing.

Your favorite lady will love to own a piece—or more—of Steger Creek’s exclusive “Tweed” Vera Bradley collection. Light, lofty wool finished with snakeskin-embossed trim and glossy silver hardware give this traditional favorite a modern look. From $40 to $140. Available only at Steger Creek.

Give the gift of style with a Mary Frances Accessories handbag. The Soho handbag blends with any style and makes a statement that is sure to please. The season’s newest shape is both comfortable and trendy, featuring cinched leather decorated with colorful embroidery and beading. Available at The Columns.

Pamper yourself or a loved one with loungewear or bath products for every mood. Available at The Corset Corner. If you want personalized shirts, you may order them from sites like

for moms, grandmas, aunts, friends, teachers…just about anyone!
Give a gift of handmade glass balls—the perfect gift for just about anyone in your life. Choose from traditional friendship balls or a variation of many other styles. A beauty on the tree, or the window— year-round! From $25 to $50. Available at The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake.

With the aromatic snap of Siberian Fir needles, heartening cedarwood and relaxing sandalwood, luxurious Thymes Frasier Fir products bring forth a feeling of warmth and joy to share with all those who touch our lives. Available at Interiors by Moyanne.

This unique party and gift essential allows the host to put out a variety of dips, add ice in the lower bowl and dips stay chilled for hours. Plus, make life a little easier this holiday season, and grab a Wind & Willow dip mix and viola—the perfect gift! Dip chillers available in a variety of designs from holiday to everyday. From $12 to $20. Dip mixes are available in over 40 sweet to savory flavors from $3.49. Available at Accents.

A punched-tin tart warmer by Irvin’s Country Tinware paired with a Yankee Candle Company wax tart is a gift of warmth, cheer and comfort for just about anyone on your list—all for under $30. Available at Olde Ways.

for kids, teens and ‘tweens
Lynchburg artist and designer Amy Calandra Davis creates a wonderful collection of handpainted keepsakes, whimsical room décor and fun children’s apparel. One of her specialities: her beautifully crafted and customized ornaments. Consider “Baby’s First Noel” or feature the child’s sport of choice. Retailers include La Li D’s, Twinkle Twinkle and The Shop of John Simmons.

Texting, emailing, twittering…whatever happened to old-fashioned pen and paper? Lights Out: A Nighttime Diary by Chronicle Books hearkens back to the days of hiding your diary under the mattress and writing into the wee hours of the night (journal includes a super-secret night light). Available at The Farm Basket.

Flipflops for winter? The younger set—and the jet set—love to wear them for traveling to warmer climates, after that winter-blues-busting pedicure, or even with toe socks! Change the “switches,” not the shoe! Three styles: $29.95 to $44.95. Switches: $10.50. Available at Portobello Road.

for men
For the car buffs in your life, give him this gas pump CD tower, lamp, or unique painting for his office or “man
cave.” Gifts range from $10 to $200. Available at A Shade Brighter.

Shower the men in your life with affection this holiday season with the gift of luxurious grooming from Mary Kay. Try the Limited-Edition MKMen™ Gift Set—an easy-to-use grooming arsenal that will leave men feeling confident and fresh with its signature scent and smooth style. Gift set suggested retail is $38. Products start at $10. For an independent sales director near you, see page 96.

A bottle of wine is always a treat— particularly when it’s a Virginia-made wine. Choose from an impressive array at Available at The Farm Basket.

Glass-like clarity, amazing durability and famously insulating, you can count on Tervis drinkware—available in hundreds of designs—to complement any style and every discriminating taste. Available at The Shop of John Simmons in Boonsboro Shopping Center.

the family gift
Share the true spirit of the season from your family to theirs with a Cascini Angel. Available at The Silver Thistle.

The classic “Holy Family” figurines by Fontanini by Roman Inc. will be treasured by your favorite family for
years to come. Available at Hill House Interiors.

The gift of food is always a crowd pleaser. A dozen of Magnolia’s famous deep chocolate cappuccino brownies in a beautiful striped box with a satin ribbon provides one treat for each of the twelve days of Christmas! $24. Available at Magnolia Foods.

Culina offers a gift of flavorful indulgence by Nespresso—a single-cup coffee machine for both home and office. Timelessly stylish machines suit all tastes and answer all the needs of even the most demanding coffee
connoisseurs. Prices start at $295. Available at Culina, Inc.

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