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All the Small Things

elyssa bass!

Somewhere between “the thought that counts” and “the little things in life” you’ll find the perfect gift. Drop a little coin for a lot of impact with these luxe gift ideas.

Ring in the New Year Right
She knows and loves Elyssa Bass. You know and love a great deal. Scoop well-priced gemstone stack rings and bangle bracelets while they last (B.D. Jeffries, 3736 Roswell Road; 404-231-3004).

basico wines!Ply Them with Wine
One Serenbe food fest test sip, and we were hooked on Básico blended wines (Whole Foods Market, 650 Ponce de Leon Avenue; 404-853-1681). Artfully austere labels and names (Blanco, Rojo, Rosé) get right to the point and ring true to La Mancha and Pamplona roots.

Pay It Forward
Open your browser, heart, and wallet and give a holiday meal in someone’s honor through the Atlanta Community Food Bank. You can sponsor turkey dinners, local produce baskets, or a week’s worth of senior citizens’ lunches.

cacao!Sweeten the Deal
Just in at Cacao: gold-dusted chocolate truffles, bittersweet s’mores kits, and Aztec sipping chocolates packaged with fluffy marshmallows (312 North Highland Avenue; 404-221-9090 404-221-9090).

Teach ’Em a Thing or Two
Sign up for nights of French cuisine, culture, and discourse (or just bobbing your head along to the sound of clinking glasses and a beautiful accent) during group dinner sessions with Alliance Française d’Atlanta.

minute suite!Give Rest to the Weary
Surprise beloved road warriors with a reservation in a private Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Minute Suite. Pullout sofa beds, ambient temp control, DirecTV, and wireless internet keyboards will take them from jet lag to jolly, and a personal wake-up service will keep them from sleeping through their flights.

Now you’re headed (and hearted) in the right direction.


Linger over loads more options. Peep today’s ShopTalk gallery for patent leather slippers, a chandelier umbrella, and scrumptious stone crabs (delivered right to your door).

Photos: Courtesy of B.D. Jeffries; Courtesy of Basico Wine; Courtesy of Cacao; Courtesy of Minute Suites