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Mom's Wishlist last updated on 12/22/04

♥ - indicates item that Mom specified

♫ - indicates a good idea from Johanna

General items not pictures below: bead kit

Dad: Mom specifically keeps telling me to tell you about K.Hall Designs. She would like the eau de parfums, room sprays, candles, lotions, but NOT the linen sprays. She thinks it would be neat to have a matching perfume, candle, and room spray. She likes these varieties: fig, cypress & cassis, bulgarian rose, vanilla, milk, linden, champagne, orange amber, but NOT lavender or patchouli or lemongrass. Also, the bulgarian rose or lavender chocolate. (I put the ones she has mentioned the most in bold.)


American Aloha- Hula Beyond Hawai'i

Kumu Hula: Keepers of a Culture/Hawaiian Rainbow



♥ Any CD's from the above artists: Ella Fitzgerald, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Nat King Cole, Na Leo Pilimehana, and also Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Moody Bible Institute or Moody Church recordings, and any Big Band era music.


Shabby Chic Backpack

Double strapped backpack with a drawstring closure. Zippered pocket on the back. Fully lined. You pick the background color (either cream or white) and they pick the pattern. 100% Poplin Cotton. 11"L x 12"W.

$65, click on picture at right, or call the Chicago retail store




Isotoner First Impressions black leather gloves from Target (sorry, no photo or price information)


Bright Night Illuminated Umbrellas

Bright Night Illuminated Umbrellas

bright white krypton bulbs underneath canopy, runs on 4 AA batteries (not included), comes with two bulbs, 36" long

Regular $42, on sale $38

Bath & Body

Swedish Christmas Soaps

Swedish Christmas Soaps

Imported from Sweden. Infused with the aromas of fresh pine, cinnamon, ginger, oranges, and clove. I smelled this at Restoration Hardware and this might be the best smelling soap ever, as well as a sure thing to put anyone in the Christmas spirit.

$15.95 at

$18 at Restoration Hardware


Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit

All concealer kits come with Mini Powder Puff and Pale Yellow Sheer Finish Powder.

Shade: Sand

$35 at or high-end department stores


Bobbi Brown Lip Tint SPF 15

Shade: Cherry Tint

$15 at or high-end department stores


Jo Malone Cologne

Scents Mom would like to try: Orange Blossom, Lime Basil & Mandarin, 154

Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus

$45 for 1.0 oz., $75 for 3.4 oz.


Edible Treats

Vosges Haut Chocolat 16 piece gift box

16 pieces from the Exotic Truffle Assortment includes 2 Naga, 2 Black Pearl, 1 Absinthe, 2 Ambrosia, 1 Chef Pascal, 2 Gianduia, 1 Wink of the Rabbit, 1 Woolloomooloo, 1 Viola, 2 Budapest, & 1 Poivre

$35 available at or Vosges Haut Chocolat retail stores in Chicago

(9 pieces for $21)


K. Hall Designs Bulgarian Rose or Lavendar Chocolate

bittersweet chocolate is infused with essential oils, 72% cocoa

$8 at or K. Hall Designs at 6620 S. Kingsbury in St. Louis




A box of fruit shaped marzipan will usually run $6-8. Check nicer confectioners, discount stores such as T.J. Maxx or Marshall's, or Cost Plus World Market.




Maple Candy

Prices range depending on where you purchase and how much. Google "maple candy" and you'll get plenty of options. You can usually find boxes of 1 large piece of candy for around $2 at Cost Plus World Market, and sometimes larger boxes are available at T.J. Maxx or Marshall's around the holidays.




Dunkin' Donuts 100% Arabica decaffeinated coffee beans

Mom specificaaly asked for really good 100% Arabica decaf coffee beans. Well, we all know Dunkin' Donuts has the best coffee ever.

$7.99 for 1 lb, or right now, get 2 lbs. for $9.99 (through 12/31/03)

at Dunkin' Donuts stores or


Beginner Soy Candle Kit

Soy Candle Kit

Mom has mentioned an interest in learning to make soy candles. This kit is a good starter. There are lots of other options on the internet. Just google it.

$16.55 at



Beading kit

Mom has mentioned an interest in making jewelry from beads. I'm really not sure what to say on this one. Most kits I've seen are pretty cheesy. The best thing might be to go up to the bead store in the strip near The Bears Den and ask them what they'd recommend.



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Pretty stationery

Mom has requested some pretty stationery to write notes to her aunts and ladies and daughter and others. She did not specify anything specifically. I picked out the cards to the left. Follow the link in the picture to to purchase a set of 10 notecards for $9.50. (Not a bad price at all.)

Or, try these links:,


Thumbnail image for Love Special Book of 20 $0.37Pretty stamps

Mom has requested some pretty stamps to use with her pretty stationery. Visit your local post office of A book of $.37 stamps is $7.40.


Housewares & Home Accessories

Crate & Barrel Metal Alarm Clock

Alarm clock, zinc alloy, matte black finish, uses one AA battery, not included, 3" x 3.5"

$28.95 at Crate & Barrel retail stores or



K. Hall Designs

Alarm clock, zinc alloy, matte black finish, uses one AA battery, not included, 3" x 3.5"

$28.95 at Crate & Barrel retail stores or



Stainless Steel Soap

rub between your hands under running water for 30 seconds, removes tough odors like garlic and onions, never wears out, comes with soap dish



Caldrea Home Products

Mom likes any of Caldrea's home products. She specifcally mentioned the product pictured here - counter spray.

$8 -20




Red Print Flannel PJ's

100% extra-soft fine cotton flannel



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