Glorious Gifts

Special presents to say a special "thank you" to your wedding-party attendants



Glorious Gifts

 

Very special presents for very special people: the members of your bridal party

 

By Sandy Hapoienu

 

 

For the Maid of Honor and Bridesmaid

 

 

A bright, beautiful idea few other brides would think of: a Hand-crafted oil lamp by Connie Sicotte Designs. It adds a touch of warmth to any room and becomes a keepsake that will last a lifetime. Floris, Hartsdale (914) 686-4888. $64

 

 

Every time she turns the page she’ll think of you and your wedding. This dragonfly bookmark by Tizo is made of Austrian crystals with enamel detail. Add a book or journal of your choice to complete the gift. Fortunoff, White Plains (914) 287-8700 $19.99

 

 

 

What’s more creative than giving art as a gift? This glass mosaic vase, handcrafted by local artist Cathleen Newsham, is made of German art glass and gold water glass. Each vase features a different swirl. Modern Mosaics, (914) 796-6086 $185

 

 

 

For the environmentally conscious attendant: a cotton gift box filled with hand-crafted products that originated in South Africa. Open it up to find a rose candle, four fizzing bath balls, a sachet, and a glycerine pinwheel soap. www.hbfhome.com $60

 

 

A scented drawer sachet provides a pampering touch any woman will cherish. This organza bag is filled with 100-percent lavender, tied with a grosgrain ribbon, and decorated with a fabric flower. Pink on Palmer, Larchmont (914) 833-8955 $18

 

 

Chic and stylish: These leather accessories are made by Karen Callan Designs. The large magenta wallet has a magnetic closure and is loaded with compartments. The lime-green envelope holds photos, receipts, and anything else that gets lost in a larger bag; e.b. barrett, Larchmont (914) 834-7000.
$160 (wallet); $56 (envelope)

 

 

 

Looking for something that's ultra-hip? Each of these handcrafted bags starts with nickel-free brass and undergoes an aging process that results in a vintage look. Perfect for your wedding, it can be worn later with a pair of jeans for an exotic look. Siren, Mamaroneck (914) 777-2122

$205

 

 

 

Charm her with a just-for-her bracelet by Chamilia. You can custom-make each bracelet by selecting charms personalized to each attendant. Options include initials, zodiac signs, birthstones, flowers, and animals. All That Glitters, Irvington (914) 591-2235. Starter bracelets in leather or silver begin at $37

 

 

 

Glamour girls will really go for these mirror compacts. Featuring vivid colors and large gem-studded designs, they lend a modern touch to a traditional idea. e.b. barrett, Larchmont (914) 834-7000 $100

 

 

 

Perfect for travel or for storage at home, each of these gorgeous leather jewelry cases is lined in suede and features a mirror. Desires by Mikolay, Chappaqua (914) 238-2223.  Coral mini-case: $40; green mini-pyramid $60; blue tube: $65.

 

 

For the Best Man and Groomsmen

 

 

 

Elegant accent: This rosewood jewelry or watch box features a handmade leaf tile and amber art-glass mosaic. Each is fabric-lined and has a key lock. Modern Mosaics (917) 796-6086 $89

 

 

 

Perfect for bringing back memories of those late college nights: This poker set with cards and chips comes in a handsome black leather case. La Dentelliere, Scarsdale (914) 723-2902,  Armonk (914) 273-4200 $96

 

 

It looks like leather, but it’s ceramic. This faux alligator keepsake box stylishly stores small items on a desk or dresser. SoHo East, Dobbs Ferry (914) 693-7296, Irvington (914) 591-4082 $34

 

 

 

For the executive who has everything: this Elizabethan-style, limited-edition letter opener with Swarovski crystal-and-enamel detail, is designed by Edger Berberi.The Dark Horse, Scarsdale (914) 722-2599 $145

 

 

 

What other groom would give this? This shoe-care box contains everything a man needs for the perfect shine at home: a shoe brush, two buffers (one for black shoe polish and one for brown), a glycerin soap, and a hand cloth. www.hbfhome.com $90

 

 

Formal yet funky, these cufflinks are handmade by designer Jan Leslie. The symbol represents longevity, making this a perfect choice for a brother or a longtime friend. Desires by Mikolay, Chappaqua (914) 238-2223 $295

 

 

 
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