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The G&G Holiday Gift Guide

Twenty-nine thoughtful presents that rise above the rest

December 2017/January 2018

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PRETTY PAPER
The company Mrs. John L. Strong prints its avian-theme gift wrap in three colors on thick oversize paper—just right for use all year long ($15 for a set of three sheets; mrsstrong.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

COAT OF CHARMS
One of the world’s most iconic chinoiserie wallpapers—de Gournay’s “Earlham,” featuring delicate peonies, birds, and orange blossoms—comes to life on an exclusive silk dressing robe ($1,995; modaoperandi.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

THE WRITE STUFF

Start 2018 off right with one of these Graphic Image notebooks—a place to jot every list, yes, but also dapper from cover to cover ($40; graphicimage.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

RECORD KEEPER
Tuck vinyl singles in this handmade De Jong & Co. case, with dovetailed ends and three custom 45 adapters ($1,350; dejongandco.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

CAMPFIRE COMPANIONS
Toast marshmallows to perfection with Sea Island Forge’s roasting forks, complete with removable wooden handles and their own waxed-canvas quiver ($250; ggmercantileco.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

PURE SPIRIT
Sugar grown in Louisiana produces Cane Land Distilling Co.’s Parade Spiced Rum—delicious neat or in eggnog ($30; canelanddistilling.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

THE MORE THE MERRIER
Continue the Southern tradition of collecting bangles with designs by Julie Vos, from her hinged cuff with a feathered motif to simple stacking circlets ($65–$225; julievos.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

BLANKET STATEMENT
Echo
’s new throw trimmed with rabbit-fur pom-poms delivers on both coziness and style ($99; echodesign.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

FULL CIRCLE
The bold shape and four fresh colors of Neely & Chloe’s leather canteen bags make carrying the everyday stuff a little more fun ($228; ggmercantileco.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

STYLISH SNACKS
Classic Virginia Cocktail peanut tins arrive with a William Yeoward Crystal serving bowl ($175; virginiacocktailpeanuts.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

TOUGH LOVE
The new Yeti Panga 75 duffel’s airtight shell keeps gear ready for adventure ($350; yeti.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

TIME AND AGAIN
Omega
commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of the Speedmaster 38 mm with this 18k-rose-gold number ($9,300; omegawatches.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

SELFIE STICKS
Nostalgia meets modernity in the form of lovely wooden hand mirrors by Wolfum ($38 each; wolfum.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

INNER GIFTS

The Luxuriate’s carved stone containers include an easily
removable candle insert, available in ten scents ($130–$150; theluxuriate.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

GATOR AID
Magnetic Louisiana alligator money clips from Atlanta’s B.D. Jeffries offer old-fashioned charm ($75 each; bdjeffries.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

FINE FEATHERS
The subtle pheasant print makes this Seeland pink cotton women’s shooting shirt as wearable on the weekend as it is in the field ($85; circle7online.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

FASHION PLATES
No, these dinner plates aren’t ceramic. Instead, Siren Song renders the intricate detail of Italian marbled paper on indestructible melamine ($60 for a set of four; sirensong.info).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

OPEN SEASON
The Purdey silver-plate duck-head bottle opener looks beautiful on a bar, or doubling as an office paperweight ($264; purdey.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

FIT TO BE TIED
Snazzy laces by Stolen Riches give dress shoes, boots, and sneakers some signature Southern flair ($18–$20; stolenriches.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

HOT OFF THE PRESS
Artist Anne Blackwell Thompson collects specimens with a story for her pressed botanical art, including this 11½” x 20″ Lonicera sempervirens honeysuckle, foraged from Tuckahoe Plantation, Thomas Jefferson’s boyhood home ($350 unframed; blackwellbotanicals.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

STRIKE ONE
Tall Joy of Light matches make kindling a fire easy, and the handsome case looks great on a mantel ($50; thejoyoflight.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

BRIGHT SPOT
Tiffany & Co.
’s Metro 28 mm women’s watch—with a blue alligator strap—adds a pop of color to your wrist ($6,950; tiffany.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

GLASS ACT
Kentucky artist Julie Wear depicts upland birds on her etched-crystal barware (four-glass set, $195, and decanter, $295; ggmercantileco.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

FOR KICKS
Embossed python booties by Nashville’s Ceri Hoover make an elegant statement ($495; cerihoover.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

SMOKE SHOW
Good Cigar Co. packages stogies in humidor packets—available individually or as a monthly subscription ($25–$135; ggmercantileco.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

SWEET DELIVERY
Georgia’s Southern Baked Pie Company bases its toothsome caramel pecan version on a family recipe ($50; ggmercantileco.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

DOG TRACKER
Link AKC
’s smart collar relays your pup’s location and more to an app on your phone ($149; linkakc.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

CENTER OF ATTENTION
G&G’s Mercantile + Co. and the floral designers at the Vine in Georgia offer mail-order centerpiece stems all year long ($175; ggmercantileco.com).

photo: JOHN LAWTON

LOW AND SLOW
The Joule sous vide tool by ChefSteps cooks any protein, to the level of doneness you choose, all from an app ($199; chefsteps.com). 

photo: JOHN LAWTON

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