Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Countdown – Day 2

Surcies ~

Whether you are attending a party, or just stopping by for a visit with a dear friend or family member, it’s always a nice idea to bring along a special token to commemorate the holiday spirit.  These little unexpected surprises, also know as “surcies”, are sure to brighten the occasion! 

animal stoppers 

Animal patterned bottle stoppers are a lovely find at the Neiman Marcus Outlet.  Even if your host is a teetotaler, these could be used to keep salad dressings fresh.  At $25 for the boxed pair, they are a great chi-chi find! 

Mariage Frères Tea - French Breakfast, 30 Mousselines

Mariage Frères Tea, from the oldest tea importer in France, comes in many varieties, infused with rich flavors.  The tea tin is absolutely divine, too.  A lovely keepsake to be enjoyed, after the tea has been consumed.  It reminds me of some of the ones I videoed while attending a local antiques’ show.  (Order Mariage Frères Tea through A Southern Season.  Under $25.)


As we are in full-fledged sweater weather, The Laundress has provided a solution for getting rid of those pesky surface pills.  This is for the person who values practical gifting practices!  The Sweater Stone is $18.

Grapefruit Travel Candle

For the frequent traveler, Jo Malone offers the comforting scent of home, with a smaller size.  The Grapefruit fragrance would clear the air of any stuffy hotel room.  $35 with an 18 hour burn time.

Twas%2025%20nights%20before%20Cmas%20___Create an ornament swap tradition.  This one looks good enough to eat!  Save your friend’s tooth and explain it will be around for years to come.   From Jingle Nog.

What other surcies can you think of adding to my list?  I would love to have you share a comment with a link to a favorite product.  We could all benefit from the smiles we would receive from a sharing a special surprise!

Merry, Merry! ~ Wanda

24 Days and Counting! ~ All my best! ~ Wanda

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