Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Happiest Season of All


It is a happy season......and you know what makes me happiest of all? Finding the perfect place to buy gifts that are just right for pretty much everyone on my list....and even better, I can shop while sitting on my couch, while enjoying a nice fire in the fireplace, hot cider in hand. Online is the way to go.

 My criteria is pretty strict: 1)  I would personally want the gift for myself, but know that it is perfect for "fill in the blank". 2) It is from a place I can count on for great quality, service and really beautifully unique ideas. 3) I can make it even more personal with a bit of "customizing". 4) The value exceeds the price! (and the prices fit all sorts of occasions). 5) They provide really nice gift wrapping....after all, opening a beautifully wrapped present is a big part of the whole experience, isn't it?

So.....meet Mark and  Graham



Mark and Graham is the latest venture from Williams-Sonoma and it is all about wonderful gifts that take the monogram to a whole new level. I never let the holidays go by without a visit to Williams-Sonoma for cooking inspiration....and I have to admit, I do love the apple cider! So it is especially nice to know that there is a place where I can find gifts for everyone, from Grandma to nieces, Uncles to hostess gifts, that will be truly appreciated and most importantly....used!
Gifts include little things like monogrammed soaps, perfect for the hostess that deserves a special something....guest towels that are so very pretty.....


Bedside water carafes....love these!


fun pillows....

 cozy throws....


and luxury towels.... (those are for us!).....

 leather trays....so perfect for pretty much anyone!.....

Get those gamers off of their devices and onto a backgammon board....so much more personal!.....


There is so much more, glassware, jewelry, scarves, vases, picture frames....you will just have to visit their website yourself. I have more shopping to do.....

But before I go....one last thing and it will be a wrap....ahem. Mark and Graham has excellent wrapping paper, boxes and tags if you like to do all the wrapping yourself.....

 A whole new way of looking at "tagging"....what once was old is new again...or something? Love these very simple tags!.......
And there is always a wine bottle that needs a wrap, right? these are perfect!.....


While I do love to wrap gifts, sometimes it is very nice to know that you can count on a beautiful wrap job with just the click of a button....and off it goes across the country with what took very little effort.....but lots of thought, which is really what counts!


My season is now officially a little bit happier.

Thanks Mark and Graham!

6 comments:

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I just found out about them too, but had yet to really browse- thanks for all the great pics and ideas! Isn't WS the best retailer- I can't imagine doing the holidays with our them!

Grant K. Gibson said...

You know I am in heaven with all of M&G!

Hope that you are well and have a great holiday with your family. Hope to see you soon!

Grant
grantkgibson.com

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Katie-
This company is fabulous! I loved learning that WS would be carrying their line.
Happy Thursday.
Thank you for sharing.
Teresa
xoxo

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh oh oh i need one of those leather trays :) thanks for the idears!

cindy hattersley design said...

I had heard about this venture but forgot about it! Thanks for posting! I love their stuff!

Marisa/Stylebeat said...

I am a HUGE fan!