Nov 1st, 2017

Cheers to Shopping Returns

Shopping at Cheers to Shopping

Shopping is more fun with a glass of wine!

It’s never too early to start planning for the holiday shopping season and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Garden Shop is here to help. Grab a friend and come on over to our annual shopping event Cheers to Shopping — November 9, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. This fun and entertaining night will include giveaways, a complimentary glass of wine, a free hot chocolate bar and pajamas.

Pajamas you say? Yes! We’re digging the warm and cozy vibe, and our staff will be dressed in their finest PJs.

Everyone loves Santa, right? On this night, Santa will pose for photos with you and you won’t have to compete with little kids for his attention. This adults-only photo op will make your night because we think you’re never too old to enjoy the magic and cheer of Santa Claus. If you work up an appetite from shopping, the Garden Cafe will serve dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Shop for your friends and family (and why not treat yourself, too!) Our friendly staff will be happy to help you select the perfect gift for your loved ones.  In case you need a few ideas right now, here are a few of our favorite items:

Shreds: What goes around, comes around. Part scarf, part necklace, pure style, these stretchy tubes of soft jersey knit are upcycled fabric remnants cleverly re-imagined into neckwear by the textile artists at Donna Bella Shreds. Handmade in Des Moins, Iowa, each Shred is a unique combination of color and texture, bound together into a chic fashion accessory. Sizes and prices vary.

Shreds: What goes around, comes around. Part scarf, part necklace, pure style, these stretchy tubes of soft jersey knit are upcycled fabric remnants cleverly re-imagined into neckwear by the textile artists at Donna Bella Shreds. Handmade in Des Moines, Iowa, each Shred is a unique combination of color and texture, bound together into a chic fashion accessory. Sizes and prices vary.

Available in a variety of colors, Dona Bela Shreds scarves are made from repurposed textiles and handmade in the United States.  Each scarf features a unique pattern and the best part is a dollar from every scarf sale is donated to a charity.  $26.95

Cypress Refresh Water Bottles Available at Cheers to Shopping in the Garden Shop

Cypress Refresh water bottles are great for staying hydrated during the busy holiday season.

These beautiful Cypress Refresh glass water bottles will brighten up your loved one’s days while helping them stay hydrated.  Each bottle is handmade and holds 18 oz. $19.95

Elaine Coyne Jewelry Makes a Stunning Gift

Elaine Coyne jewelry makes a stunning gift.

Jewelry designer Elaine Coyne first became interested in the unique beauty of patina brass after seeing the Statue of Liberty as a child.  You can find a variety of her handcrafted pieces in the Garden Shop like these fern leaf earrings with amethyst stones ($64) and fern cuff bracelets ($82 each).  

Coffee and Tea Mugs and Tea Totes Available at Cheers to Shopping

Find these tea and coffee mugs and a variety of other mugs for your loved ones at Cheers to Shopping.

Cold weather means it’s time to curl up with hot beverages and what better way to enjoy a warm cup of tea than in a beautiful garden inspired coffee mug ($12.50).  Don’t forget to grab a tea tote from the Garden Shop, as well, which includes a spiced mug mat to enhance the aromatic spice of your tea and six Celestial Seasonings tea bags ($12.50).  

Vickie Sawyer Plates

Vickie Sawyer’s whimsical plates and napkins are sure to start conversations at holiday parties.

Vickie Sawyer’s art evokes the peaceful nature of a walk through the woods injected with her own sense of humor.  These plates ($11.50) can be used for dining or decoration and don’t forget to pick a package of cocktail napkins ($5.25) for entertaining this holiday season.

Gardening holiday gifts for a new gardener! You can find these and more at the Garden Shop and Cheers to Shopping.

If you are buying for someone who wasn’t born with a green thumb, these beginner gardening books and Plant Pal would make a great gift.

The Garden Shop is a great place to find gifts for both experienced gardeners and novices this holiday season.  You’ll find books like Plants You Can’t Kill: 101 Easy-To-Grow Species for Beginning Gardeners by Stacy Tornio ($16.99) and The 20-30 Something Garden Guide by Dee Nash ($17.95) that will help new gardeners learn the ins and outs of gardening.  Don’t forget to pick up a Singing Bird Plant Pal ($14.95) to help your loved ones who can never seem to keep their houseplants alive — the bird monitors dryness in the soil and sings when it’s time to water your plants so you don’t have to worry about killing your plant babies with too much or too little water ever again.

Cheers to Shopping 
November 9, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Garden Shop

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