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MLT’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide

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For Mommies-to-Be, Babies and Kids …

Photo by Jared Castaldi

Shannon Choe
Owner and founder of Premier Baby Concierge, Berwyn


Who needs flowers? Any expectant mom will appreciate the Baby Bunch ($19.95-$59.95), a bouquet of 100-percent cotton baby clothes cleverly wrapped to look like a bouquet. Main Line Gardens, 376 Paoli Pike, Malvern; (610) 644-2300, babybunch.com.

Frame your first of many photos with an adorable Pearhead Sonogram Frame ($27). Peanut Butter & Jane, 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 104, Wayne; (610) 254-9300, peanutbutternjane.com.

Every new mother loves personalized mommy jewelry. Surprise her with a custom Footprint Necklace ($48), with her baby’s footprint, name and birth date, by Bel Kai Designs. Belkaidesigns.com.

Carry those ubiquitous baby wipes in style with the handmade Ellie Rose Boutique Baby Wipe Box ($23). Blue Horse Boutique, 118 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 254-2583.

The Melissa & Doug Alligator Push Toy ($49.99) is great for babies getting ready to walk. Ace Hardware and Toy Center, 16 Paoli Shopping Center, Paoli; (610) 644-2013, hardware-toy.com.

Instill the love of reading early with Indestructibles by Karen Pixton. The books feature beautiful illustrations and are washable. Children’s Book World, 17 Station Road, Haverford; (610) 642-6274, childrensbookworld.net.

Perfect for preschoolers, Kimochis ($25; pictured here) help teach kids about their feelings. Home Grown, 393 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; (610) 642-3601, homegrownpa.com.

The Toobeez ($39-$159) giant construction building system is ideal for kids 6 and up. Lucky Duck Toys, 106 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 254-0054, luckyducktoys.com.

Tikatok—Every Child Has a Story ($15-$18) is the perfect gift for aspiring writers. Gift certificate for book creation available at tikatok.com or barnesandnoble.com.
 

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Photo by Jared CastaldiFor the Ladies …

Khaki Young
Owner of Gramercy Boutique, Wayne


Cozy her up with an adorable navy cape ($370) with red trim and gold toggles by Lauren Moffatt. Or accessorize her favorite outfits with a Virginia Johnson featherweight wool scarf ($195) and Dhurrie Tote Bag ($310) in a neutral gray-and-white chevron pattern. Gramercy Boutique, Eagle Village Shops, 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 225-1770, gramercyboutique.net.

Tame her unruly hair with a gift certificate for a sleek, Brazilian blowout treatment (starting at $300) with Michelle Villa Rose at Salon A. 912 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-3315, thesalona.com.

Beautify her skin with the Clarisonic Skin Exfoliator ($195). She’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes. Sephora, King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia; (610) 265-8888, sephora.com.

Coffeetable books never go out of style, especially the latest one, Tom Ford ($135), by style icon Tom Ford. Barnesandnoble.com.

Complement a multitude of winter outfits with Delman Rania boots ($575). ViVi G. Shoes, Eagle Village Shops, 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 688-6732, vivigshoes.com.

The perfect stocking stuffer: Essie nail polish ($7.99) in “Laquered Up”—or OPI’s hottest color, “Vodka and Caviar.” Beans Beauty, 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 989-9869, beansbeauty.com.
 

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Photo by Jared CastaldiFor Men …

Joe Gaglioti
Owner of Joseph Anthony Retreat
Spa and Salon, Glen Mills


Even guys need an escape. The pros at Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon offer customized treatments like the decidedly manly Moor Mud Soft Pack ($130). 243 W. Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills; (610) 459-4663, josephanthony.com.

Make a donation to your hubby’s favorite charity in his name. Gaglioti’s pick: Adopt a Pig, benefiting the fight against children’s cancer. Adoptapig.org.

What guy wouldn’t like to find a Rolex (starting at $4,500) under the tree? Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelry, 595 E. Lancaster Ave., Suite 1, St. Davids; (610) 971-2446, bernierobbins.com.

Makeover your guy with a custom-fitted suit, shirt and tie from Henry Davidsen (prices vary). 1701 Spruce St., Second Floor, Philadelphia; (215) 253-5905, henrydavidsen.com.

For the man who has it all, how about a new weatherproof plasma television (starting at $3,500) for the back deck or patio? HiFi House, 1001 Sussex Blvd., Broomall; (610) 544-4420, hifihouse.com.

Help him improve his game with lessons from resident pro Bob Pfister ($60) at the Golf Course at Glen Mills. 221 Glen Mills Road, Glen Mills; (610) 558-2142, glenmillsgolf.com.

Expand his culinary horizons with cooking classes or wine seminars (starting at $35) at Dilworthtown Inn’s Innkeeper’s Kitchen. 1390 Old Wilmington Pike; (610) 399-1390, dilworthtown.com.

Get away, without having to really get away. Book a romantic overnight package (starting at $219) at the superb Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. 10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia; (215) 523-8000, ritzcarlton.com.
 

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Photo by Jared CastaldiFor Pooches and Kitties …

Donna Marie Buscaglia
Owner of the Bark Avenue Boutique, Ardmore Farmers Market


Impress two-legged friends and family members with photos of you and your favorite four-legged friend taken by Kylene Cleaver of Leave It to Me Photography in Havertown ($175). leaveittomephotography.com,
(484) 453-8853.

Go trendy with an American Lizard pet collar ($204) and matching pet-lover’s bracelet ($216; pictured below). Add a bit more bling with a sterling silver tag ($88; can be engraved). Lovers of specific breeds will appreciate a Retro Print ($40), pre-framed and ready to hang. The Bark Avenue Boutique, (610) 642-4495.

Cats can’t get enough of the Zanies Santa Pants ($29.99) crinkle tunnel with pom-poms. And high-energy kitties get the ultimate reward with the Premier Funkitty Egg-Cersizer ($6.89). Braxton’s Animal Works, 620 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 688-0769, braxtons.com.

American Lizard pet collar and matching pet-lover's bracelet.Pamper your pooch or kitty with a spa day at Dogma Premier Dog Spa. The popular “Dogma” full-service grooming package features add-ons like the “Very Berry Facial” and “Aromatherapy Paw-dicures.” (Call for prices.) 105 N. Aberdeen Ave., Wayne; (610) 341-3647, dogmadogspa.com.

The friendly folks at Dog Gone Walking will come to your home daily—or go with a supervised “Doggie Playgroup.” (Prices begin at $20.) Wynnewood, (610) 724-3372, doggonewalkingpa.com.

Take a stand against puppy mills with a “Peace for Puppies” T-shirt ($19.99). Nine-year-old Lizzie Penna of Ardmore started the organization. Peaceforpuppies.org.
 

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