It is that time of year again: a time for giving! I happen to love giving gifts. There have been many times in my life that I have found myself without the financial resources to give lavish chattel, but I always find a way give! I relish in the voyage of hunting for the perfect object, the item that will bring a genuine smile to the face of someone I love. To achieve said smile affect, it rarely takes extravagance but the effort put forth by thoughtfulness. With half of my life left behind in New York City, and the other half residing in Paris, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite “ooooh” and “ahhhhh” worthy gifts that can be found right here as well as Stateside:
The gift to last a lifetime - Suprême Bon Ton Scarves:
These scarves were inspired by the gift of a silk Hermes scarf given to the designer by her grandmother. As she held it in her hands, she knew it was a gift she’d keep all her life. Now, Ella Perdereau designs and creates silk scarves of the same quality, at a more excessive price so many can experience that same treasured luxury.
Suprême Bon Ton can be purchased in Paris from http://supremebonton-shop.com/about
and in New York through GIVVVEN.com, a same-day gift service in Manhattan
For Him or for Her - Atelier Cologne:
An exquisite perfumery in Paris that creates unisex scents from the finest materials. Each scent brings about a unique essence of whoever’s skin it touches. With a range of price points and sensations, you are sure to find the perfect gift suitable for someone you love.
Atelier Cologne can be purchased in Paris at 8 Rue Saint-Florentin, 75001 Paris
+33 1 42 60 00 31 and in New York at 247 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
Tranquility is the present - Mariage Frères:
Moving to New York City as a university student feeling so far from home, I would roam the isles of Dean and Deluca looking for something to help me feel at peace in my new surroundings. I would inevitably choose Mariage Frères tea, and find comfort in the simple process of preparing myself a cup of tea. When given as a gift, the smell is immediately enchanting and the gift of tranquility is imminent.
Mariage Frères can be purchased in Paris at 35 Rue du Bourg Tibourg, 75004 Paris 01 44 54 18 54 and in New York at Dean and Deluca 560 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 · (212) 226-6800
A living thing - Cacti or Succulents:
It is broadly known that I am a bit of a freak about cacti and succulents. I love to adorn my home with the beauty of living growing plants. It is one of my favorite gifts to receive and in kind, it is something I love to give. However, do not be mistake, though cacti and succulents are fairly easy to keep alive, they still need care and attention as any other living thing, so be sure ask for and include care instructions with any giftable plant.
Cacti and succulents can be purchased in Paris from Les Suculent Cactus 111, rue de Turenne, Paris 3e 01 48 87 07 18 and GIVVVEN.com, a same-day gift service in Manhattan