For that special someone in your life (man or woman), give Clarice Cliff inspired pottery or striking bronze hands. Either gift is sure to bring years of pleasure and will undoubtedly be the hit of this gift giving season. Perhaps, there is an art lover near and dear to you. The lacquered Mondrian boxes below will look great on a dresser, bedside table or console or give an original piece of art from artist and Pennsylvania native, Karl Mullen (mixed media on paper). The black and green metal bowls and handmade re-purposed tool bowl constructed of various discarded tools, screws, bolts, washers and other assorted found objects are amazing as a centerpiece or on a kitchen island. How about that environmentally conscious friend? Well...he or she is also covered when you give re-usable, re-fillable glass water bottles that can also be beautiful on a shelf or windowsill. In addition to the glass water bottles, please see the gorgeous pastel colored glass vases that are suitable for even the most particular of gift recipients.
Let's not forget our ever gracious party hosts and hostesses this year. Striking orchids, small framed pieces of art like the silhouette portrait of the dog below (available in various breeds) and luxuriously scented candles are all coveted gifts. Maybe you are the one who likes to give something edible. Give wrapped chocolate covered nuts in various flavors, packaged granola or snowflake crunch so that all of the guests can enjoy your graciousness. While all of these edible delights are sure to be appreciated, if you really want to wow, bring a locally made pumpkin pie or a dozen gourmet cupcakes enticingly boxed.