Shop This: Olive & Cocoa for Fashionable Gift Giving

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

When it comes to gift giving, those one-stop services have their plusses. Lots of gifts for lots of different types of people, all in one place and all arranged in a handy way. But, among the flower arrangements, treat baskets and gift assortments, I always have trouble finding gifts that reflect my taste as a gift giver.

Therein lies the gift service conundrum: do you sacrifice your personal gift-giving style for convenience, or do you give up hours of your precious time to find a gift that fits with your personal gifting standards? With Olive & Cocoa, that trade off no longer exists.

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Olive & Cocoa, which produces both an ecommerce website and a lovely mail-order catalogue, offers a wide assortment of truly high-fashion gifts for all sorts of potential giftees and gift-giving occasions. I first learned about Olive & Cocoa via their catalogue, which is so lush and gorgeous that I immediately sat down and read it cover-to-cover after spotting it in my mail pile. Some of my favorite finds, which I feel set them apart from other gift catalogues:

Designer-style flower arrangements full of garden roses, hyacinth, peonies, orchids, cabbage roses and more. Not a filler flower in sight.
• Sophisticated spa gift boxes full of high-end labels like Voluspa, Olivina and MOR.
Foodie-approved gift boxes stuffed with fine olive oils and vinegars, nuts, salamis, sweet treats and all types of beautifully packaged yummy stuff.
• Posh baskets of candy (e.g., this "Pinkalicious" box) that manage to evoke the feeling of a glamorous penny candy store for adults.

Additionally, Olive & Cocoa offers a wide range of singular gifts for all occasions, ranging from wine glasses, to jewelry, to home items, to pretty office accessories. Each item in their selection looks like it was picked by the most thoughtful fashionista. Plus, Olive & Cocoa offers free gift wrap/ gift packaging on every order and reasonable delivery charges, which are tiered by order size.

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Just in time for last-minute Mother's Day giving, Olive & Cocoa has a great selection of gifts for mom that they've dubbed the Bella Madre collection. It's definitely worth checking out if you haven't found the just right thing for mom yet.

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