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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Gift-Giving Made Easy


While having coffee with a girlfriend last week, I saw a beautiful, unique 'save the date' wedding announcement on her kitchen counter.  It was extremely creative and tasteful! Geez - what do you get someone with such exquisite taste?  I'm sure the couple has a gift registry somewhere fabulous ... so, when you have the time to explore the vast selection of uniquely Louisville gift items, and come on, save the dates are sent out months in advance, I think one should do so.  Hometown couple or not, a gift from Louisville Stoneware, Flame Run, Glassworks or Dover House Antiques is always a good choice.

While wedding gifts are a tradition, unexpected gifts could just be the most appreciated of all. Is there someone you'd like to honor for their thoughtfulness? A neighbor, an instructor, a colleague or friend perhaps? Well, since we're on the heels of March, a St. Patrick's Day theme seems most appropriate! Not sure, but I don't think anything says 'St. Paddy's' more clearly than Shamrocks and Beer.

The shamrock plant just looks like spring and signifies good luck. They're inexpensive and will make someone's day much brighter! Pick up one of these lucky charms at your local florist and return a kindness this Spring.

Two years ago, I would have never given a second thought to 'beer' as a gift … how things have changed! Apparently, people love their beer as much as we wine-lovers love our wine! Due, in part, to a few entrepreneurial souls, Louisville was introduced to the craft beer craze when local brewers, BBC and Cumberland Brewery, opened shop.

If you visit, growlers are available for filling with their micro-brews. Need more choices? Enter Sergio's and The Louisville Beer Store … harbingers of seemingly thousands of different micro-brewed beers, ales and lagers - in bottles that look a lot like wine bottles and are very easily “be-ribboned” or wrapped for gift giving. At $2.50+ per bottle, you can surprise a beer nut with a great IPA, Stout or Belgian Ale.

Lastly, don't forget about kids away at college … if mid-terms are in their near future, a care package filled with their favorite blend from a Louisville coffee shop and a few treats could make one long night a lot more bearable.

Photo Source: Zazzle

Contributed by Amy Holley, owner of HolleyWrap, Louisville's Premier Gifting Service.


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