I love putting the Holiday Gift Guide together and hope you find something in this and the following posts for everyone on your list right here in the Central West End.
At Bowood Farms air plants for containers or as table decorations as shown, ethereal Tectorum, middle, is most unusual, $14-$26, others $4.50 to $6.75. (Care instructions at desk or online.) Natural rock specimen include, clockwise from top, Celestite, $190, and Amethysts, $15 each.
Also at Bowood Farms from top left, Food Anatomy, curious parts & pieces of our edible world, $16.95, brass corkscrew, $32, brass-handled bottle openers, $24 each, brass cocktail shaker, $22, brass flask, $22, linen napkins, 4 for $78.
1st photo: bud vase, $4, get your Shakra aligned with roller perfumes in 9 heavenly scents (perfect for travel), $24, Devotion candle by Tatine, $22, Mullein & Sparrow Detox Bath Salts, $29, organic Apothecary Rose Soap, $18, sacred healing Smudgestick, $16, leather metallic pouch, $34, middle: Woodlawn Animals raccoon dish, $46, rough-cut man-made herkimer earrings, $56.
2nd photo from top left: understated post-its by Appointed (white booklet), $10, gum eraser in pouch, $2, Wms. & Co. personalized self-inking rubber stamper, $175, Public-Supply notebooks in 7 colors, $18 (made in D.C., 25% of profits go to public schools’ arts programs), Studio Carta scissors, $30, and letter opener, $25, middle, John Darian paper weight, $60.
1st photo: For kids: Lewis toad, $42, 24 Watercolor Pencils, $18, matching sketchbook, $8, Beautiful Birds, $19.95, Hug Me, $17.95, Pocket Games & Coloring (better entertainment than your cellphone when dining out), $12.
2nd photo: The Princess Mouse on the pea, $50.
Bowood Farms, 4605 Olive St., (314) 454-6868.
Assortment of hand-crafted gold-plated leaf earrings, $70 ($65 if you mention the blog).
Below, Sterling silver stick earrings, $48, gold-plated flower stud earrings, $28 to $32.
Sterling silver flower stick earrings in assorted colors, $45.
Jenny Walker Jewelry, 449 N. Euclid, (347) 528-3210. Open House today, Saturday 10/10, 10 to 5. Call or text for hours.
L.A.-based Hammitt Italian leather purses have red suede interior slots for phone, most have cr0ss-body straps, $250 to $600 (comes with life-time warranty).
Salma Dena gemstone bracelets with charms, $50. Meet the local designer and have a custom-made bracelet (pick your gemstone & charm) created at today’s event (12/10, Noon to 4).
Below left, clever genuine leather slide belts can be custom-fitted at 10denza, $85, right, Australian-based Belroy, “slims your wallet” with all vegetable-dyed leather accessories, $50 to $100.
Put some shimmer in your holiday wearing J.O.A.’s lurex chocker dress in black & silver, $75.
10denza, 44 Maryland Plaza, (314) 361-1010, Noon to 8 p.m. everyday but Sun. N00n to 5 p.m.
From top left: Alessi “LulàJar for dog treats by Miriam Mirri, $32 (kitty version available), Alessi “870/50” Cocktail Shaker by Luigi Massoni + Carlo Mazzeri, $140, Flos “Chapo” LED touch Table Lamp (comes with Panama hat & usb port) by Philippe Starck, $495, Box Elder Water Maple Bowl by Woodturner John Townsend Lannom (father of shop proprietor Todd Lannom), $345.
Centro Modern Furnishings, 4727 McPherson Avenue, Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.