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Dozens of gift ideas for the fashion forward

November 21, 2009
By CARRA HIGGINS, Staff Writer

As the lights and ornaments go up, stylish new wardrobes, fragrances and cosmetics for the special people on your list can be stacked up under the tree.

At Marlea's in Elkins, there's plenty of Woolrich and Columbia brand sweaters and jackets. Owner Marlea Wheeler says she has a great selection of polar fleece jackets and pullovers.

To accessorize a new outfit, Wheeler also offers a large collection of the popular Brighton jewelry and charm bracelets as great choice for gifts.

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YOUR GIFT — Peebles Fragrance Counter Manager and Elizabeth Arden consultant Louise Leach displays the free bag customers can receive with an Elizabeth Arden fragrance purchase during the holiday season. Peebles has a variety of gifts, including clothing, fragrances, jewelry, shoes and handbags.

Marlea's offers Tribal brand jeans and recently added the French Dressing line of jeans.

Marlea's is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and will extend hours during the holiday season.

Chebella's Boutique, located along Randolph Avenue, has a wide selection of special, unique clothing and accessories. Owner Susan Wingfield explained she's excited to offer the "gorgeous" and popular handmade Mary Frances handbags and matching scarves. In addition to the Mary Frances collection, Chebella's also carries Claudia Roldani handbags.

Embellish with the Jimmy Crystal jewelry lines, which incorporates Swarovski crystals. There's also a variety of other jewelry at Chebella's.

"They're beautiful," Wingfield says of her jewelry collections.

Among the other special and unique gifts at Chebella are leather gloves, bath soaps, Laura Ashley and Ralph Lauren lingerie and Crabtree and Evelyn slippers.

Chebella's is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Peebles in Elkins has plenty of bright colored clothing, sweaters and winter coats. For the men, the store has West Virginia University gear and flannel shirts.

At Peebles' Estee Lauder counter you'll find plenty of fragrance gift sets and the new Pure White Linen Pink Coral perfume. Estee Lauder is also offering the Holiday Gift Blockbuster set for $55 with any purchase of the line. The Blockbuster is valued at more than $300.

Elizabeth Arden's Holiday Blockbuster set, valued at $360, is $42.50 with any $24.50 Elizabeth Arden purchase. The cosmetic line has a variety of fragrances and gift sets, which include Red Door, Green Tea and Mediterranean. An Elizabeth Arden variety perfume set of six is available for $35. All Elizabeth Arden fragrance purchases come with a free, red patent leather handbag, available once a year for the holidays.

To keep the skin looking its best, Elizabeth Arden's Prevage anti-aging moisturizing cream may be the choice for the season.

Smelling good for the new year is easy with so many fragrance gifts sets ranging in price from $25 to $72. Fragrance Counter Manger Louise Leach says Peeble's most popular scent is Ed Hardy for men and women and Jessica Simpson's Fancy, Giorgio Armani and VIP by Usher are also top sellers. Nearly all perfume and cologne purchases come with a free bag.

Thompson's Jewelers in Elkins is carrying colored diamonds and owner Kris Wilmoth expects them to be very popular this holiday season. The jewelry store has blue, black and chocolate colored diamonds, which Wilmoth describes as "very elegant." Just in time for the gift giving season, Wilmoth will begin to carry Murano glass pendants. Galatea brand diamond and pearl necklaces, rings and earrings are also available at the store.

Watches are always popular presents, Wilmoth said and Thompson's Jewelers carries Fossil, Seko and Pulsar.

There's also a large selection of Swarovski crystal beads at Thompson's Jewelers. Wilmoth can custom make a piece of jewelry with the beads of choice or shoppers may select and make their own.

And for those who might pop the question during the holidays, Thompson's Jewelers offers plenty of diamond engagement rings.

Cato's has a large selection of sweater dresses and tunics in a variety of colors to pair with leggings or skinny jeans, Manager Ginger Elmore said. The store is also stocked with lots of animal prints, especially leopard and premium fleece cover wraps.



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