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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Here are 22 ideas from shops and boutiques throughout the Brandywine Valley.

By Lisa Dukart and Lauren Golt |

Olga Ganoudis Bracelet

Olga Ganoudis Bracelet

This sterling silver and astrophyllite quartz cuff bracelet is the perfect statement piece to add to any wardrobe. Wilmington, Del. designer Olga Ganoudis handcrafts each of her items, which means no two are the same.

$388. Available online at Olga Ganoudis’s Etsy shop.

 

Arden Tote

Chadds Ford, Pa. designer Bri Brant brings her “deep woods” magic to life in the form of this signature leather bag, that she’ll use all year long.

$240. Available online at Arden + James, or by appointment at 1609 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa.

 

Wine Flight Board

Wine Flight Board

Whether gifting it to a wine connoisseur or someone who wants to become one, this cute board is perfect for wine tasting parties. Plus, it’s edged with slate, so you never forget which wine you’re sipping.

$52. Available at Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, Pa.

 

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Alexis Kletjian Small Snake Star Necklace

This beautiful necklace combines two Victorian concepts of eternal love and luck with its circular nature and star shape. Awarding-winning Chadds Ford, Pa.-based designer Alexis Kletjian offers custom options, as well.

$500. Available online at Alexis Kletjian.

 

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Pine Cabin Building Set

This wooden cabin kit is perfect for creative kids looking to express their artistic abilities.

$18. Available at Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, Pa.

 

Hunt Belt

Hunt Belt

Upgrade his belt with this horween leather one. Its simple but elegant design makes it ideal for almost any outfit.

$90. Available at Waltzing Matilda, 21 West Ave., Wayne, Pa.

 

Monogrammed Weekender

Monogrammed Weekender

Everyone needs the perfect weekender for last minute getaways. Bonus: the Pink Turtle will custom monogram this canvas one for an extra special touch.

$84. Available at the Pink Turtle, 3801 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Del.

 

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Christmas Dog Ornament

For the person whose pup is an integral part of the family, these polyresin ornaments will make the perfect gift. Available in a variety of breeds, including chocolate lab, pug, dachshund and German shepherd.

$7.50. Available at Grassroots, 93 E. Main St., Newark, Del.

 

A Country Estate Cookbook

A Country Estate Cookbook: Recipes from Winterthur

For the history buff whose also a chef, this collection of recipes is a must.

$21.95. Available at online and at Winterthur, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Del.

 

Alashan Camel Scarf

 

Alashan Camel Soft Woven Finish Scarf

This scarf is an instant classic and perfect for the man in your life.

$115. Available at Wright & Simon, 911 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.

 

25 Around the World in 80 Days Board Game

Around the World in 80 Days Board Game

For the adventurous young traveler and adults alike, this board game is based on the book and move of the same name and cleverly integrates travel necessities like money and travel journals.

$39.99. Available at Monkey Fish Toys, 662 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, Pa.

 

23 Madda and Co Ambitious Clutch

Ambitious Elegance Clutch

This cute clutch is the ultimate versatile bag. Available in seven colors, it can be used as a clutch or with a strap to make it a shoulder bag. Each bag is made in Italy, but designed on the Main Line.

$225. Available online at Madda & Co.

 

Rainbow Mittens

Rainbow Knitted Mittens

Available in four colors, these mittens are both practical and fun.

$16. Available at Grassroots, 93 E. Main St., Newark, Del.

 

Brandywine Botanicals Vienna Woods

Brandywine Botanicals Vienna Woods

This fall and wintery scent has notes of citrus mixed with pink pepper and jasmine accord. Owner Robin Kielkowski creates each of her unique fragrances in Delaware, drawing inspiration from nature and the Brandywine Valley.

$50. Available online at Brandywine Botanicals.

 

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Equestrian Wine Stopper

Horse and wine enthusiasts will love these wine stoppers, which make for a perfect stocking stuffer.

$20. Available at Patricia Adams, 379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, Pa.

 

Arden Modern Woven Tote

For the woman who needs a little edge combined with a classic look, this leather tote is just the ticket.

$320. Available online at Arden + James, or by appointment at 1609 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa.

 

Linda Richards Fur Wrap

Linda Richards Fur Wrap

This fur wrap adds a touch of luxury and warmth, making it the ideal holiday gift.

$370. Available at No. 109 Shop, 109 W. State St., Kennett Square, Pa.

 

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Creed Himalaya

This fragrance is the perfect match for the man with an adventurous spirit. Bergamot, grapefruit, lemon and mandarin are the key notes in this Tibetan landscape-inspired scent.

$395. Available at Houppette, 3842 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.

 

Vineyard Vines Shirt

Vineyard Vines Shep Shirt

This classic pullover will keep him warm all winter.

$98.50. Available at Wilmington Country Store, 4013 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del.

 

Cody Foster Fox ornament

Cody Foster Ornament

Whether they like steeplechase races or just love nature, this vintage inspired ornament is sure to please.

$14.95. Available at Adorn Goods, 5712 Kennett Pike, Centreville, Del.

 

Bosca Dolce Duffel

Made with hand-stained Italian leather, this bag is much more than a duffel. 

$795. Available at Bag & Baggage, 4001 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Del. 

 

Isola Melino boot

Isola Melino Boot

Spoil her with these gorgeous Italian leather boots, perfect for the season. Bonus: they come in two colors—black and brown.

$198. Available at Ashley Austin Boutique, 106 W. State St., Kennett Square, Pa.