Gift Guide – Last Minute Gifts

The end of the holiday season is fast approaching – are you still missing gifts for a few special individuals? Don’t fret, it happens to the best of us! Here at Dovecote Style, we’ve got plenty of easy gift ideas that don’t feel like time ran away from you.

First, there’s jewelry. There is always jewelry. We have beautiful items from Ann Lightfoot, Mark Edge and Bittersweet Designs, just to name a few. From sweet and delicate to funky and chunky, we’ve got the perfect piece for the lucky lady on your list. Not sure which piece of jewelry is “the one?” Dovecote’s stylists are here to help!

Secondly, there are accessories. We have a great selection of handbagsglasses and hats, and you can never wrong with scarves! Dovecote carries all colors, designs, materials and price points. You’ll find several displays in the store, plus there’s more in the back. Make sure to ask if you’re looking for something in particular and we’ll do our very best to find the ideal accessory for anyone on your list.

If you’re completely lost, our third option is easy: get something everyone loves. We have soy/paraffin LAFCO candles, which smell divine, fill the whole room and last for 90 hours. These candles were included on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” list again this year. You’ll believe in the magic when you smell them! Grab one in a friend’s favorite scent or take home the full holiday collection for yourself – we won’t tell!

If candles don’t fit the bill, check out our Paris selection! We have lots of fun Parisian gifts from notebooks and matches to small bags and more. Paris is always a good idea, after all!

These “last minute” treasures won’t feel rushed to anyone on your list! Happy Holidays!

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One of our favorite new projects this holiday season was making a multitude of handmade ornaments with which to decorate the tree for the birds standing at the center of the Village. This year's tree has gotten so much attention that we thought we would share the "how-to's" of creating its distinctive dried-orange swag with our readers! The first step consists of slicing and drying the oranges for 2-3 hours in a low (200-degree) oven. Once they are cooled, the slices can be threaded with... Full Post >

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Gift Guide – The Bar Aficionado

The bar aficionado has an impeccable eye for fancy spirits and fabulous soirees. They're always in the know about the latest cocktail trends and tough to impress, but we've got just the thing for these connoisseurs! Firstly, there's the Coravin. Coravin is a device that let's you pour a glass of wine without removing a cork and risk spoiling your wine. Imagine the possibilities! That bottle that's been in the cellar for a while and you're not sure if it's quite at its peak? Take it... Full Post >