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Holiday Giftware Favorites with Betty

Reindeer, gift-giving and hot cocoa are all great, but have you looked at our giftware for the holiday season? It will remind you that winter should definitely be on your list of favorites (or at least for decorating). Our giftware buyer, Betty, has a few favorites for the season that would be great for any home.

1. Swarovski Santa Claus

Swarovski Santa Claus FigurineIf you’re looking for something that will make you smile, this is what you’re looking for! Santa’s vibrant red suit with his arms stretched out and open makes it look like he’s going to give you a big hug. This spectacular Santa piece has 550 facets of red, clear and black crystals. To easily get into the holiday spirit, place Santa with his reindeer, sleigh and elves for an enjoyable display for all ages.

2. Houston Llew Limited Edition “Glow” Spiritile

Houston Llew Glow SpiritileOne of Houston Llew newest spiritiles is this limited edition one, and it sure is fun! The colors create a warm atmosphere with the effect of ‘icy’ windows with beaming light. This item will look great sitting above your cozy fireplace or in the living room alongside other holiday decorations. The quote on the side is an Irish Blessing that reads “may the blessing of light be upon you, light around you and light within you.”

3. Simon Pearce Hand Blown Evergreen Trees

Simon Pearce Giftware - glass evergreen trees

These lovely evergreens can create a modern atmosphere all year long making them the perfect addition to any home. You can put them on your mantel or down the center of your dining table for a classy look. This item looks great on top of Simons’ rechargeable LED light base to help illuminate the glass tree to bring out the mesmerizing textures. These come in clear, bubble, snowy branches, silver leaf or five-sided trees.

New this year: The newest tree is an Echo Lake tree. It’s wrapped in fine strands of glass around a conical center; just put your mini lights inside and watch it glow.

4. Vietri Old St. Nick

A fun Vietri giftware display featuring Lastra Holiday and Old St. Nick

This timeless and classic collection features handcrafted whimsical designs that would make a great table display for a holiday get together with family or friends. Use our idea above to make a centerpiece with Evergreen Trees that would look great paired with these dinner plates, serving bowls and platters. You could also buy some garland to make a simple yet festive table display.

Another notable collection is the Lastra Holiday featuring evergreen trees on a white background and cardinals sitting on branches.

5. Ornaments

Christmas tree with ornaments at Josephs Jewelers in West Des Moines

Start a new tradition by beginning to collect a new ornament each year. We have a large collection of playful and festive holiday ornaments. Josephs has them hanging on a Christmas tree to give you a glance on how you can use each piece in your own home. Vietri also offers some hand-painted ornaments that are unique.

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