Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide

There are only 9 shopping days left before Christmas - have you crossed everyone off your list?  If the answer is no, you're definitely not alone!  We're here to help with a handy guide of gift ideas that are sure to please!

For the cook - The chef on your list is sure to love our silicone lids.  Available in several different sizes and created to seal any smooth surface, these lids can be used in the oven, microwave, freezer and more. $9-18.

For the tech-obsessed - Our new Mighty Purse is the perfect gift for the gadget-addicted person on your list.  With a built-in rechargeable battery, this handy purse can charge your phone or other device up to two times on the go.  The interior compartments and wrist strap also make it a great alternative when you don't want to carry your big purse.  $99

For the sentimental - We just received a new shipment of our wood wall signs.  After selling out quickly the first time, we're glad this reorder arrived in time for the holidays!  All handmade in Wisconsin and available in a wide variety of sizes and sayings, these wall signs make a great addition to any home.  $26-115

For the VA Tech fan - This beautiful cookbook, written by a Tech alum, is full of great recipes from the dining halls at Tech and restaurants in Blacksburg.  A unique gift for the VA Tech lover!  $29.95

For the wine lover -  Our hand-painted wine glasses are all done by a local artist in a variety of motifs.  Add some of our wine chocolates or a fun stopper to that bottle of wine you've already bought.  Looking for something a little different?  Try one of our soy candles made in recycled wine bottles.  $8-28.50

For the artsy - We love these small art plaques that are all handmade in North Carolina.  With a wide variety of messages, there's one for every occasion!  Available in three sizes.  $14.50-37

For the reader - We think these letters carved from old Reader's Digest books make the perfect unique gift for the reader on your list!  A fun way to repurpose those old books and save them from just being discarded.  Numbers are also available.  $17

All this and much more is available now at the store, so stop by soon and we'll help you cross everyone off the list!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Thank You!

We'd like to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out and shopped small this weekend!  Once again we were blown away by your support and it was a wonderful way to kick off the holiday shopping season.  We are truly thankful for each and every one of our customers.  It's because of you that The Picket Fence is a success, so thank you.

And thank you to everyone who brought books for our INOVA Children's Hospital book drive.  In fact, we had several requests to extend the collection period, so we will now be accepting donations of new children's books until Sunday, December 15.  Although the gift certificate has already been awarded (congratulations to Kathy M!), we will continue our pledge to donate $1 for each book received.  We hope you will join us in making the holidays a little brighter for some deserving children!

We wish you all the merriest of holiday seasons and look forward to seeing you in the store soon!