Well, it's the week before Christmas. Are you fully prepared with all of your gifts wrapped, the cookies baked and the house cleaned? We'd be shocked if you said yes, and sister, you're not alone. For those of us who lead lives that are way too busy to stay ahead of the holiday game, we've decided to do our best to make your last-minute shopping trips as effortless as possible. For your viewing and purchasing pleasure, we've compiled our favorite go-to Christmas gifts of the year, and we're sure you'll find something for the even the pickiest people on your gift list with this collection!

Top 10 Christmas Gifts

10. Ronaldo Jewelry

The classic style of gold jewelry gets a modern update to create the perfect collection of dainty, ladylike bangles. Featuring interesting twists in texture and ladylike pearl embellishments, each bracelet in the Ronaldo collection is the definition of timeless beauty. As if its beauty weren't enough, each bracelet also symbolizes a special sentiment, covering everything from prayer to hope and love.

9. Matchstix Magnet Board

Keep your loved ones organized all year long with the gift of this rustic wooden magnet board. Featuring the beloved style that has made our Matchstix frames unforgettable, this is the perfect place to display family photos, notes and to-do's. She'll thank you for making her life a little easier, and a lot prettier!

8. Southern Soy Candles

You can't go wrong with the gift of a lovely scent. Our beloved line of candles is the perfect way to show someone special you care, and it will dress up their favorite spaces in an instant with the warmth of its soot-free scent. This sure isn't your ordinary candle, either-- able to burn for approximately 180 hours, they'll love the longevity of the cozy aroma, too!

7. Pajama Pants

Keep her cozy with a pair of cute pajama pants. Our bright colors and funky patterns are perfect for keeping the most fashionable lady looking fabulous, even during times of rest. The breathable cotton material is perfect for year-round wear, and will suit the tastes of any age.

6. Scarves

The scarf is a must-have item for any cold weather ensemble, and our collection is the epitome of chic. From infinity scarves to funky patterns, each one is the perfect way to finish off an outfit. You can't go wrong with the gift of style!

5. Casafina

For the hostess with the mostest, not just any gift will do. Give her something she can use and cherish, something beautiful, practical and durable. In a word- Casafina. This line of stoneware comes in enough styles to accommodate every taste, and with its ability to be refrigerated, microwaved, baked and frozen, it's a domestic diva's best friend!

4. Erich Emmenegger Farmhouse Pottery

The very talented Erich Emmenegger has refreshed his pottery collection, just in time for your holiday gift-giving. The Farmhouse pieces feature one-of-a-kind shapes and pieces that are truly irreplaceable. Still highlighting the colorful whimsy that makes his pottery a favorite, each piece is perfect for the woman who has an eye for statement-making pieces of art.

3. TANO Bags

What lady doesn't love a good purse? TANO bags are more than just your ordinary satchel, though-- they are the definition of timeless, classic style. Constructed from the finest leather and colored with the trendiest of hues, each bag will take you from day errands to a night on the town with the ultimate chic fashion. (Call the store to order 901-850-0892)

2. Sarah Robertson

The gift of art is one that is precious, priceless and irreplaceable. Sarah Robertson's masterpieces are just right for showing someone how much you care, as their beautiful colors and settings fit well in most any space. From southern scenery to floral arrangements and family gatherings, each work defines the beauty of southern living, something we can all appreciate!

1. Debbie Segal Jewelry

Give the gift of glitz this holiday season with a stunning piece from the Debbie Segal jewelry collection. Choose from dainty pendant necklaces, statement making bangles and classic earrings and help her dress to the nines. Whether she prefers the classic look of precious metal or the bold drama of a collection of colorful stones, you'll surely find the perfect piece. What woman doesn't love new jewelry, after all? 

Happy shopping, friends! Let the countdown to Christmas begin!

-The Girls at Bella Vita

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Dec 06 2012

Art with Heart

The holiday season is filled with special moments that create memories. Similar to a fine work of art, each evening that we spend with loved ones seems to get better as time goes on and we begin to truly appreciate the blessing of family and friends. If anyone understands the value of quality time spent with loved ones, it's our dear friend and talented artist, Sarah Robertson. Each piece of art that she creates displays the simplicity of southern living-- a life full of focus on the basic, yet necessary things, such the beauty of nature, love, friendship and faith. 

Sarah Robertson Painting

Shop the Sarah Robertson collection on our website

We can't get enough of Sarah's latest additions to her portfolio. Featuring gorgeous scenes the bright colors that are ever popular in the design world, each painting exemplifies the beauty of nature and the warmth and comfort of home. If you're looking to make a statement or update a space in your home, this collection of paintings will surely be right up your alley. Added texture creates interest, making each masterpiece one-of-a-kind and anything but boring.

Come see Sarah's gorgeous works for yourself at our Holiday Open House this weekend, December 6-8. On Thursday, December 6th from 5-8p she'll be in store for a meet and greet to share with you the inspiration behind her work. We'll have complimentary wine and refreshments, too! We'd love for you to join us as we celebrate the season, and you might even leave with a new piece of art to wow your holiday house guests or one lucky loved one on your list. No gift is quite as timeless as beautiful art, after all!

-The Girls at Bella Vita

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When Thanksgiving rolls around, a lot of preparation is required. Being a hostess for the big family feast is no easy undertaking; from linens to table centerpieces and gathering enough seating for everyone present, an incredible amount of work is required before she even begins to plan the menu. In the spirit of showing appreciation for the blessings in our lives, why not treat your Turkey Day hostess with a special treasure to thank her for all of her hard work and planning? She'll appreciate you tremendously for it, and might even save you an extra piece of pumpkin pie!

Top 5 Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts


5. Rewined Candle

Rewined Candle

Perfect for any festive holiday celebration, these hand poured candles evoke an instant sense of calm relaxation upon being lit. She'll love to put her feet up and unwind with the scent of a succulent wine after all of the dishes are done and the leftovers are put away. The decorative look of an old wine bottle holder will add an extra touch of style, too!

4. Festive Disposable Plates

Festive Paper PlatesGo practical with this set of cute and festive holiday plates. Your hostess will thank you for making clean up such a breeze all while maintaining the festive, holiday look of her tablescape.

3. Vonny Casserole or Pie Carrier

Vonny casserole carrier

If asked to bring a dessert or side, why not bring it to her in style? These cute, patterned casserole and pie carriers are perfect for toting delicious recipes to and from dinner parties or friends and family in need. She'll adore the convenience of the food that you bring inside it, and won't be able to get enough of the stylish colors that she'll get to use at the next potluck meal!

2. Barr Co. Bath Products

Barr Co. Bath Salts

After all of the dishes are done, her hands will probably be a little rough. Enter Barr Co. skin care products! With 98% natural ingredients, these lotions, soaps and body washes are the perfect quick spa treatment to revive tired skin. The aloe scent will leave her feeling renewed and fresh, no matter how crazy the festivities get!

1. Off the Wall Wood Plaque

Off the Wall Wood Cross Plaque

Nothing shows appreciation like the beauty of a hand crafted home accent piece. This rustic wall hanging features the unique design that Off the Wall has become known for, with painted wood and sweet thoughts in every item. A special sentiment adorns this plaque, inspiring and encouraging her through good days and bad. There's nothing like words of inspiration from a special friend!

Now that you've got the hostess gift covered, it's time to go get your favorite dessert in the oven. Happy Turkey Day to all!

-The Girls at Bella Vita

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