What To Give
(a guide of goodies to wear, enjoy, experience, and savor)
Scent of a Candle
The name says it all: Build your own candle gift or select from a variety of all-natural, handmade candles. Special designs and alluring scents will make this a special treasure for friends, family, or colleagues. One candle $22.99 (prices vary per candle). Personalized Gift Baskets are available upon request.
Custom Candle, 483 Cherry Street, Bedford,
The Barrington Coffee Roasting Company hand-selects its beans from farming families and communities that it has supported for more than two decades, keeping sustainability and quality in mind. BCRC has several gift boxes for the holiday season. The Berkshire Box includes a 12-ounce bag of Berkshire Blend and two Barrington Coffee Ganache bars from Chocolate Springs. It ships its coffee freshly roasted, just a day or two after the roasting process. $35 plus S&H.
Barrington Coffee Roasters
165 Quarry Hill Rd., Lee, MA,
The art of assembling a stylish stack is not easy. Onyx II has your wrist covered with this trio of chic diamond bangles in lustrous yellow gold! 18K gold with 1.26 carats of
diamonds, $3,465; 14K gold with 1.45 carats of diamonds, $3,400; 18K gold with 1.46
carats of fancy yellow diamonds and 0.72 carats of brilliant white diamonds, $7,200.
Onyx II Fine Jewelers
683 Main St.,
Shop the Spa
Canyon Ranch is known and respected for its fabulous spa experience, but it also provides its Showcase Boutique, offering such items as cashmere lounge pants, $395; pillows, $98; Santa Maria Novella cologne, $135; Lafco candle, $62; ceramic Buddah head, $129; and an 18 kt gold-and-diamond necklace, $4,100 (.61 diamond) $4,800 (.83 diamond).
Showcase Boutique at Canyon Ranch
165 Kemble St., Lenox, MA,
413-637-4400 x5402, facebook.com/ShowcaseBoutiqueatCanyonRanch
Gotta Get Away
It’s a classic that both endures and evolves. Share the gift of Cranwell with family and friends or thank your employees, colleagues, and clients.
Tell them that they are special with a unique gift that allows them to select the experience of their choice; elegant or casual dining, a spa day or golf. For a truly special gift, cards can be used for a Berkshires Getaway Package.
Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort55 Lee Rd., Lenox, MA,800-272-6935 shop.cranwell.com
Quality by the Fire
Kelloggs and Lawrence provides home and hardware needs. The Fireplace Shop is fully stocked—from wood by the bundle, screens, fire backs, and fireplace doors. Stoll Blacksmith Tool Set, handmade in South Carolina, $380; Stoll colonial log holder, $209; solid-brass blow poke, $99; handmade bellows by Johnny Beard, $71.95; Hammered bucket, $99.95.
Kelloggs and Lawrence, 26-30 Parkway, Katonah, 914-232-3351, kelloggsandlawrence.com
Olley Court is a leader in design, in home décor, and wearable accessories. Talented owners Susan Buzaid and Robin Curnan are committed to strong customer service and providing a warm and intimate shopping experience. Handcrafted by centuries-old techniques in Istanbul, pomegranate earrings (brass with gold plating) represent good fortune, $220; necklace with gold coin, 24k gold-plated brass, coins are molded of original coins, $320.
Olley Court, 418 Main St., Ridgefield, 203-438-1270, olleycourt.com
Take Me Back
Curl up by the fire with this non-fiction ancestral narrative this holiday season! Journey back in time to discover courageous Mayflower passengers and their romance, persecuted Quakers, a man forced to wear a scarlet letter, harrowing tales of survival in the Pequot War & King Philip’s War, and ancient diaries chronicling the lives of early settlers. The Forgotten Chapters by Katherine Dimanescu, available for $19.95.
Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Rd., Washington Depot, theforgottenchapters.com
What a Jewel
Hatfield & Co. has been a friend to the region for more than 20 years, offering quality service and jewels for gifts of all occasions. Class, elegance, and authenticity all wrapped up in this one fabulous necklace. Nothing showy, nothing ostentatious. This season, give the 18K Rose Gold Pendant with 11.83-ct green amethyst surrounded by 0.12-ctw diamonds, $2,530.
Hatfield & Co., 1875 East Main St., Torrington, 860-489-4367, hatfieldandco.net
Back Off, Bambi
The garden is blooming, the yard looking its best, the guests coming in two days. Afraid of midnight interlopers chomping on flora and fauna? Get Deer No No. It’s the best and safest deer repellent that money can buy. Available for $35 per container of eight—and shipping is free in the US. The perfect gift year round.
Deer No No, PO Box 1997, Torrington, CT 06790, 855-770-3820, deernono.com
Shreve, Crump & Low has been providing quality jewels and superb customer service since 1796—that should instill confidence and trust. A custom-created three-stone platinum ring featuring a magnificent 10.02-ct D color, internally flawless, brilliant-cut
oval diamond, exclusively at Shreve, Crump & Low.
Shreve, Crump & Low, 125 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, 203-622-6205, shrevecrumpandlow.com
The Magic Fluke Co. has been building quality affordable musical instruments in Sheffield for over 15 years, specializing in the Fluke and Flea Ukuleles and Firefly Banjo Ukulele. For the violin player, the Cricket, a full-size violin for any type of travel. New for 2015, the Timber Bass is versatile, portable, tuned to EADG and playable like a full-size bass guitar. Instruments from $179 to $695. Also providing songbooks, accessories, custom orders, and more.
Magic Fluke Co., 292 South Main St., Sheffield, MA, 413-229-8536, magicfluke.com
It all began a century ago when Henry C. Reid, a watch and clockmaker, opened a store in Bridgeport. The hard-earned great legacy continues, now in the heart of downtown Fairfield, with such dazzling jewels as this sapphire and diamond, three-stone ring in platinum, featuring a 3.28-carat cushion-cut natural royal-blue sapphire center and two trapezoid-cut diamond side stones (combined weight of 0.52 carats). $39,975.
Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers,1591 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-255-0447, hcreidjewelers.com
It’s an experience that will last a lifetime. Give the gift of entertainment to the magic of Warner Theatre, with a long history of thrilling audiences. Tickets are available online or in the box office. Gift certificates
for a night out make great gifts.
Warner Theatre, 68 Main St., Torrington, 860-489-7180, warnertheatre.org
For more than 80 years, Fairfield CenterJewelers has been offering diamond engagement rings, wedding bands, watches, and bracelets. Encircled by brilliance and a symbol of everlasting love, fine blue sapphires and diamonds harmonize in this floral-inspired necklace. Shared prong-set round diamonds and sapphires alternate withmarquise-shape diamond dividers.
Fairfield Center Jewelers, 1498 Post Rd., Fairfield, 203-259-5693, fairfieldcenterjewelers.com
Sip, Sit, Stay
Chocolate is everyone’s best friend. Enjoy a full espresso bar while you shop for fresh and delicious handmade chocolates, truffles, cookies, bars, biscotti, baked goods, plus raw, gluten-free, vegan, and other specialty treats. Here is a fabulous solid milk-chocolate Lab and bone or box of hand-made truffles with oodles of amazing flavors to choose from. Dog: $17.95, bone: $9.95, box of 25 assorted handmade truffles; $45.95. International shipping and local hand delivery.
Kent Coffee & Chocolate Co., 8 N. Main St., Kent, 860-927-1445, kentcoffee.com
Simply the Best
Give the Best of the Berkshires this holiday season.
Berkshire Organics offers a variety of gift baskets filled with local, organic, and non-gmo items. It’s ideal for
businesses or as a hostess gift. Orders can be picked up at the market, or delivered free in Berkshire County—or shipped to send to friends and colleagues across the country. Baskets start at $29.
Berkshire Organics, 813 Dalton Division Rd., Dalton, 413-442-0888, berkshireorganics.com
Live, Give, Decant
At Dory & Ginger, the motto is live and give. They have treasures to fit your home and to match your lifestyle, along with the perfect gift for that special someone or that occasion that begs for something unique. Shown here are Mineral Cluster Decanters, which come in four sizes and range in price from $54 to $94.
Dory & Ginger, 299 North St., PIttsfield, 413-553-4200, doryandginger.com
Safely in the Back
For the person who has everything—except his or her own chauffeur! Present that lucky person with an all-inclusive gift certificate to travel safely during the holiday season to parties, the city, airport—now or anytime throughout the year. A meaningful gift and experience.
Rudy’s Executive Transportation 203-609-8060, gorudys.com
The Shawl Is All
Churchills caters to a fashionable mix of New York and Connecticut shoppers who seek special and unique clothing. Openning the store in 2009, Daniele Churchill and Lori Land had the vision of bringing a great shopping experience for men and women to the area. One fashionable item for the holidays and all winter long, shown here, is a fur shawl from Giorgio Brato for $380.
Churchills of Mount Kisco, 41 South Moger Ave., Mt. Kisco, 914-666-4800, churchillsmountkisco.com