To Market You Go
Get spiffy and stay ‘smart’ with a custom-made sport coat, pant, and shirt by Phil Carter from Tom James. Leave it to the pros for the cleaning with a $150 gift certificate to Pleats Dry Cleaners.
Anonymous, Pleats Dry Cleaners Value: $1,150
Start with choosing a new custom shoe from Claire Flowers, the St. Louis shoemaker phenom who designs 3½ inch heels that feel like running shoes but look like va va voom. Sprint to your next stop where you’ll shop ‘til you drop with gift cards to Mister Guy Ladies ($100), Vie ($50), Cha ($50), and IVY Hill ($50).
Claire Flowers Shoes, Mister Guy, Vie, Cha, IVY Hill Value: $540
Tired of that ugly leaky kitchen faucet? Wish you had a massaging shower head? A solution is on the way. Head to the Kohler Store for $750 towards your plumbing dreams. Your hubby is not a plumber? No problem, LaMartina Plumbing will install your fixtures ($250 credit).
Kohler Store, Rotskoff family, LaMartina Plumbing Value:$1000
Listen up, gents, we’ve got you. No matter the crime, here is the perfect apology: Imagine the recipient’s delight when a beautiful bouquet of fresh-cut flowers arrives at the door monthly! SIX months of flowers from Mary Tuttles will be delivered to your house. Forgiveness is just a bottle away when you show up with a case of St. James Winery red wine.
Mary Tuttles Flowers, St. James Winery Value: $650
Santa’s not coming soon, so let’s decorate that fireplace opening with this set of andirons and decorative fireplace screen from Forshaw. Get cozy on this faux 4’x6’ sheepskin rug and you can drink a glass of wine whilst gazing at domestic perfection. One case of St. James Sauvignon Blanc is included.
Forshaw, Crate and Barrel, St. James Winery, Anonymous Value: $640
Tucker Allen Estate Planning will set up your family trust and secure their future. Don’t kick this silver bucket quite yet, it holds your champagne and the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die. Quick, start planning your escapades with the included leather bound journal.
Tucker Allen Estate Planning, Anonymous Value: $1800
Have you always wanted to know where your ancestors were from? Now you or your child can find out with these two DNA kits from 23 and Me. While you await your results, you can fill out this Family Tree poster then settle in front of the TV for a viewing of “Planet of the Apes.” What a great project for the whole family!
Anonymous Value: $270
Are you one of those people who loves holiday cards, but just never gets a good photo? Worry no more. The work will be done for you with a professional photography session of your immediate family by Spoonful of Sugar Photography. Take your provided digital file over to Cheree Berry Paper in Ladue and design your holiday cards. Cheree Berry will provide 100 “Collection” holiday cards.
Spoonful of Sugar Photography, Cheree Berry Paper Value:$1000
Calling all prepsters! Here is a dream private shopping experience. Enjoy wine and appetizers as you browse the merchandise at Vineyard Vines. You will get a $300 gift card and you and your friends will enjoy 15% off of your purchases. Four people can bring in an item for fabric monogramming to Shine Boutique. You may also bring 4 cups, phones, binders or iPads for vinyl monograms as well.
Vineyard Vines, Shine Boutique Value: $400
Hosting the whole family this year? Need to impress the Martha Stewart-wannabes? Twigs and Moss will provide two 24” lighted spheres for your entryway and $190 toward front door decorating. Susan Block from The Designing Block will give one hour of her time for interior decorating.
Twigs and Moss, Designing Block Value: $625
Grab your girlfriends for a private shopping experience at Spotted Pig for some wine and apps and 20% off. You will have $50 to spend there. Still hungry, you porcine wonder? Sandwiches from the Butchery will do the trick with this $100 card.
Spotted Pig, Anonymous Value: $250
Do you aspire to be the perfect hostess? Learn to make a gourmet meal with a Kitchen Conservatory class ($50 certificate towards any class). To reprise the meal at home, stock up on supplies at Straubs ($25) and Art of Entertaining ($25). We have brought you an adorable glass tray with pop-in accessories for every holiday! Edible Arrangements has given a $25 voucher toward your purchase of a fruity centerpiece. Guests can wipe their feet on this 4’x6’ rug from
Designing Block. Finally $50 at Lusso will help you find something beautiful for your table or a friend’s.
Evitts Family, Kitchen Conservatory, Straubs, Art of Entertaining, Designing Block, Lusso Value: $350
You can never have too many bags! On your next vacay, your new carry-on will be a Vera Bradley weekender with a matching bath case and cosmetic bag. During the day, this Petunia Picklebottom summer tote with wallet and makeup case will be your best friend as you head to the beach. A beautiful floral clutch from Gin & Kin will store anything else and can be monogrammed too.
Gin and Kin, Evitts Family Value: $425
Go ahead, you deserve it! This luminescent necklace of 16” 6.5mm pearls glows, and with this “World is Your Oyster” poster to hang in your dressing room, you will remember that good things are yours.
Genovese, Hammerpress Value:$530
Your canine companion never had it so good! St. Louis Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters will exercise and entertain your pup ($100) and multiple toys and chews will keep every dog in the house happy. A $75 card for future services PLUS a full day of play to the Watering Bowl will cover doggie day care. Additionally, your pet will come home to a nice gift basket of goodies from the Watering Bowl. Finally get a bath and blowout at Silver Maple Farms ($50). You had me at WOOF.
St. Louis Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters, Watering Bowl, Silver Maple Farms Value: $375
Listen to this Jackson Browne CD every time you are driving to the Clayton Car Wash for 6 full service washes. Fill up your tank with $50 worth of gas at any BP station.
Clayton Car Wash, Clayton and Price BP Value: $180
Never be embarrassed to drive for the class field trip again. Get your car to sparkle and shine with this Waterway Clean Car Membership for one year of unlimited exterior and interior washes. Fill up your tank with $50 worth of gas at any BP station.
Waterway, Clayton and Price BP Value: $425
This Ink Blot carryall is adorable and filled with stationery and accessories for those of us who miss the letter-writing days. Explore your creative side with this Paper Source group class for 4-6 people to learn to make fancy cards with embossing.
Ink Blot, Paper Source Value: $275
Your mantle needs a new family portrait. The braces are off the teeth. It’s time to call Strauss Peyton with this $450 certificate.
Strauss Peyton Value: $450
Your mantleplace needs a new family portrait. The braces are off the teeth. It’s time to call Strauss Peyton with this $450 certificate.
Strauss Peyton Value: $450
This fabulous coin collection is all you need to jumpstart your new hobby. This is a collection of 25 different medieval coins issued between roughly 1375 AD to 1725 AD in a collector’s binder. Some of the coins include Ferdinand and Isabella Spanish blanca and Henry IV Catile and Leon blanca and a Charles V Neapolitan tornese.
Ed Rataj, Sr. Value: $475
These ancient artifacts are a Roman Republic bronze arrowhead circa 250 BC-50 BC and a Celtic iron arrowhead circa 300 AD with certificates of authenticity. All hail Caesar!
Ed Rataj, Sr. Value: $50
Life’s a Beach and the living is easy with this Gin & Kin Tote Bag which can be monogrammed at Gin & Kin. Fill it with summer accessories purchased with $100 at Fun in the Sun in Kirkwood and $25 at Pink Magnolia. Fun in the Sun has also provided a towel, cap, and spring break t-shirt. Best of all, you will have a new set of smokin’ hot shades with these sunglasses from Erkers worth $300.
Gin & Kin, Pink Magnolia, Fun in the Sun, Erkers Value: $485
Kick start your spring cleaning with a 30 minute consultation and 4 hours of organizing with professional organizer Nicole Loiterstein from NEAT Method. You will also get 2 hours of a handyman service who can install the new shelves in your pantry.
NEAT Method, Sifit Ibrahmovic Value:$480
Spring is here and you need this adorable blush leather handbag with a hot pink studded tassel. A complementary hot pink evening clutch on chain will take you from day to night. Finally, stash all your gift cards won at the auction in this hot pink leather wallet. Ask yourself: “Is it me time?” then look at your new two-tone Michael Kors watch on your wrist and answer, “Yes, it is!”
Madeline Akins, Michael Kors Value: $1,050
This beautiful new sapphire pendant accented with surrounding diamonds will elevate your look and your mood. An appraisal certificate is included.
Connie and Lloyd Evitts Value: $1,195
The Scythian bow was the AK-47 of the Ancient Near East and the weapon of choice to dominate the battlefield. Even though the bow was uniquely designed to deliver the utmost damage, the arrow itself was even nastier! In ancient times, serpent venom was applied to the arrowhead. Best show-and-tell item ever!
Rataj Family Value: $50
Enjoy this certificate for a membership to the Civil War Round Table of St. Louis and discuss fascinating facts about Civil War history. Enjoy dinner with members on a mutually agreeable date.
Ed Rataj, Sr. Value: $55
This 50 minute hypnotherapy session can focus on any issue you would like: relaxation, insomnia, weight loss, self improvement, or your golf or tennis swing. Plus what a great story for your friends!
Betsey Beckman/Change Your Mind Hypnotherapy Value: $125
Love the idea of owning the cutest bag in the room? This tricolor classic beauty Kate Spade “Cameron Blakely” bag can transition winter to summer. Wrap this cozy crochet scarf around your neck as you check your addresses old-school-style in this darling address book. Hidden in your bag, you can place special mementos in the included velvet lined, silver trinket box .
Kate Spade New York Value: $515