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Happening in the Hills features Stacey's Holiday Gift Guide

tech <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/DSC_5577-07-retouched.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 549px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Stacey visits Pergola Home in New Preston, CT- Photo courtesy of Mike Yanin</p> <p style="text-align: center;">“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”<br> – Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind</p> <p>(Please note this is an excerpt from the <a href="http://www.happeninginthehills.com/onourradar/staceys-holiday-gift-guide/"> Happening in the Hills</a> feature, 'Stacey's Holiday Gift Guide') Before the holiday season, when I am compiling my gift lists for my family and friends, I am thankful that I live in a county with unique boutiques, artisanal gourmet stores and galleries. Instead of malls and big box stores, I try to find those destinations where I can find personal gifts that are perfectly suited to the receiver’s lifestyle and passions.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/J._Seitz_Aztec_Hat.jpg" style="width: 310px; height: 361px;"></p> <p>Men can sometimes prove to be more difficult to make purchases for and I always search out unusual gifts that he can use during a favorite activity. Try to avoid the tie, wallet and socks route! For example, if your husband, father or brother loves the outdoors, this Aztec patterned, faux fur-lined hat from <a href="http://www.jseitz.com/home.html">J. Seitz</a> is practical yet has style and is well-priced at $74. He will certainly think of you every time he wears it.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/Nutmeg_Olive_Oil.jpg" style="width: 275px; height: 281px;"></p> <p>A real treat to his senses would be a selection of olive oils from <a href="http://www.nutmegoliveoil.com/">Nutmeg Oil</a> in New Milford. Flavors perfect for the holiday include: Mushroom Sage, Blood Orange, Cranberry Pear, and Fig Dark Balsamic Olive Oils. This will certainly add to his creative choices for sauces, dressings and glazes. Single bottles start at $9 and gift sets come in 4-to-6- pack sizes starting at $18. They can customize any gift set with oils as well as a mix of vinegars. Before you purchase, you can taste and try each of their products in the store.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/R._Derwin_Shawl.jpg" style="width: 361px; height: 484px;"></p> <p>Who does not love cashmere? …. these luxurious triangle shawls from <a href="http://www.rderwinclothiers.com/">R. Derwin Clothiers</a> in Litchfield are perfect for winter parties in the country. The shawls, priced at $1,195 are made with Loro Piana cashmere yarns, fringed with leather and are a signature statement piece for the fashionista!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/RT_Facts__ZInc_Clad_Mirrors.jpg" style="width: 414px; height: 305px;"></p> <p>Another gift idea for women who love one-of-a-kind items for the home are these naturally patinated, zinc frame-wrapped mirrors from <a href="http://www.rtfacts.com/">RT Facts</a> in Kent. The mirrors are truly unique and special gifts, as RT Facts custom-makes each one. They are priced at $800 each.</p> <p>I invite you to read the whole article in Happening in the Hills which feature more stylish gift ideas for men and women from <a href="http://www.pergolahome.com/">Pergola Home</a>, <a href="http://privethouse.com/">Privet House</a>, <a href="http://www.jseitz.com/home.html">J. Seitz & Co</a>, <a href="http://oliphantdesign.com/">Oliphant</a>, Barkery Boo'Tique, <a href="http://scottandbowne.com/Scott_and_Bowne/Home.html">Scott and Bowne</a>, <a href="http://www.terston.com/">Terston</a>, <a href="http://www.rderwinclothiers.com/">R. Derwin Clothiers</a>, <a href="http://www.nutmegoliveoil.com/">Nutmeg Olive Oil</a>, <a href="http://www.rtfacts.com/#sthash.ocZQtNge.dpbs">RT Facts</a> and <a href="http://www.kmrarts.com/">KMR Arts</a>.</p> <p>READ THE ARTICLE FROM HAPPENING IN THE HILLS BY CLICKING ON THE LINK <a href="http://www.happeninginthehills.com/onourradar/staceys-holiday-gift-guide/"> HERE</a>.</p> <p>Please find below the addresses and websites for all these unique shops and boutiques to be found in Litchfield County.</p> <p>Barkery Boo’tique<br> 38 Bank Street<br> New Milford<br> 860.210.1312</p> <p><br> J. Seitz<br> East Shore Road (Route 45)<br> New Preston<br> 860. 868. 0119<br> www.jseitz.com</p> <p><br> KMR Arts Gallery<br> 2 Titus Road<br> Washington Depot<br> 860.868.7533<br> www.kmrarts.com</p> <p><br> Nutmeg Olive Oil Company<br> 25 Main Street<br> New Milford<br> 860.354.7300<br> info@nutmegoliveoil.com<br> www.nutmegoliveoil.com</p> <p><br> Oliphant<br> 29 West St<br> Litchfield<br> 860.567.8199<br> oliphantdesign.com</p> <p><br> Pergola Home<br> 7 East Shore Road<br> New Preston<br> 860.868.4769<br> info@pergolahome.com<br> www.pergolahome.com</p> <p><br> Privet House<br> 13 East Shore Road<br> New Preston<br> 860.868.1800<br> info@privethouse.com<br> www.privethouse.com</p> <p><br> R. Derwin Clothiers<br> (The Ladies Store)<br> 43 West Street<br> Litchfield<br> 860.567.4095<br> www.rderwinclothiers.com</p> <p><br> RT Facts<br> 22 South Main Street<br> Kent<br> 860.927.1700<br> www.rtfacts.com</p> <p><br> Scott and Bowne<br> 27 North Main Street #1<br> Kent<br> 860.592.0207<br> scottandbowne.com</p> <p><br> Terston<br> 27 North Main Street<br> Kent<br> 860.927.1255<br> info@terston.com<br> www.terston.com</p> <p> </p>