Chances are good there is a name or three left unchecked on your gift list. Theyre probably relatives, friends and colleagues who are a little harder to buy for than everyone else because they seem to have everything. Or they invited you to a party at the last minute.
By CYNTHIA BILLHARTZ GREGORIAN
The Kansas City Star
Whatever the case, here are simple things with an extravagant feel that wed love to have for our own homes. We cant quite justify buying things like $30 hand soap for ourselves but would definitely splurge on them as gifts.
Lavender Pillow Mist, $22
LOccitane, 511 Nichols Road, Kansas City
This is especially nice for people who have a lot out-of-town guests staying with them. They can spray it on guest-room pillows.
Limited Edition Liquid Marseille soap, $30 for 16.9 ounces →
George A Lifestyle Store, 315 E. 55th St., Kansas City
Soap in a special collection of bottles with artsy labels inspired by a tattooed sailor from Marseille to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Compagnie de Provence, creator of fragrant products. Any of the three designs are perfect for the kitchen or guest bathroom.
Thalia Dishtowels, $24 for three
Anthropologie, 531 Nichols Road, Kansas City
These are almost too pretty to use for drying dishes. Perhaps your friend could use them to keep bread or dinner rolls warm in a basket?
Zum Whiff Sticks and Diffuser with frankincense & myrrh aroma blend oil, $25
Indigo Wild, 3125 Wyandotte St., Kansas City
The set includes 10 whiff sticks and a 4-ounce bottle of aroma blend a nice reminder of the magi and the Nativity.
Botanical Measuring Spoons, $25
Powell Gardens, 1609 NW U.S. 50, Kingsville
Does one of those people, still unchecked on your list, love to garden and bake? Well, here you go. The garden gift shop carries several designs.