Neapolitans won’t have to go too far to do their holiday shopping this year. B.R. uno, a beautiful gift boutique, has opened at 1193 Third St. S., Naples. The store carries gifts and accessories suitable for every budget and every member of your family. There is something for everyone — even the little ones on your list.
The Jelly Cat corded, velvet stuffed animals ($28) in bright colors is a delightful addition to any child’s room, and the Jelly Cat animals ($60) that fit over the arm of a chair or couch will bring a smile to everyone’s lips.
The Handcuffs of Love (starting at $35), bracelets that come with additional colored cords ($5), are the rage in Paris and now available here.
The nautical-themed throw pillows handmade in Chile ($275) will bring life to a den or great room, and the unique sleeping pigs ($135) will bring prosperity to your home.
The Coeur de Levande ($70), a wooden shaker filled with lavender, was traditional for a fiancée to give to his bride-to-be to protect her trousseau. They are handmade and when shaken release a lavender scent.
Walk around the store to see the colorful glassware that is hand-blown in Rhode Island, the decoupage plates and boxes, women’s jewelry, leather, silver and bamboo frames, small leather goods, melamine dishes for the home, boat or pool, plastic handled flatware, Baccarat crystal, Italian pewter, leather tray tables that may be ordered in different colors and skins, St. Louis crystal (which is owned by Hermes), lacquer boxes, nesting tables, stick lamps and wastepaper baskets. Lust over the Hermes tabletop items in phenomenal patterns and colors — the large bowl ($1,270) is only one example of this luxury brand.
You can special-order the totes ($295) in different colors and embossed leathers and have them in just two weeks. This is a purse that will have you wondering how you ever got along without it. It is roomy, stylish and easy to wear.
Don’t forget to take a peek at yourself in the shell mirror hanging behind the counter and ooh and aah over the jewelry in the glass case.
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