Sunday, November 25, 2012

It's Gift Giving Time...

 In keeping with the season and our last blog entry, we are continuing our hunt for fun holiday gifts at various Carmel Valley wineries and their neighboring businesses.
Here's some of what we've found so far...
~A sleek tin of dark chocolate drops which pair well with Pinot Noir for $8.00 at the  Boekenoogen Tasting Room
~A bag of Pinoir Noir Chocolate Cherries at Talbott for $8.50
~A sparkly wine purse hanger for $12.50 or corkscrew key chains at Cima Collina
~Olive oil from two places in the valley:
-No. 13 olive oil made from Arbequina olives grown right here in the valley for $19 or $29 depending on the size at Jan de Luz at 1 East Carmel Valley Road.
-Quail and the Olive  shop has lots of different California olive oils and vinegars and other products at their newly opened location at 3 Pilot Road, right next to the Red Pear, which also has some wonderful homescape gifts.

~Jewelry by Kathy Klawans Smith, art by Alyssa Ramp and Caroline Mitchell at Chesebro.

~Books, tablecloths, bags, masks and much more at the very eclectic gift shop at Georis.
Of course there are the wine glasses, hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts with the winery's name and logo for those loyal fans of any particular winery.  And, ta-da--there's all that fabulous wine, either as solo bottles or in festive gift baskets.

So wherever you live, there are lots of intriguing goodies from Carmel Valley wineries and businesses that could provide some of your favorite people with delightful gifts for the holidays.  Happy shopping!

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