Here are a some favorite gifts for you to give your friends and family… especially when you are looking for something new and thoughtful.  I love the Heritage Shortbread, simple and good.  The Peters Pottery comes from Mississippi and is a nice handmade treat.  Always appreciated is a green plant like the flowering Oregano, which takes full sun.  Vineyard Vines has these neat cosmetic kits for the travelers.  Talbots does a nice job of this enamel bracelet, for your friend you will be heading to the beach soon.  Susan Shaw can be found at Preston Road Pharmacy in Dallas or online at . Lafco, known for its great candles and soaps, is now doing these candles in  a tin.  This one, cilantro orange is my friend’s favorite for her kitchen. Have you ever left your umbrella somewhere?  Well I like many of them in lots of colors, and this one from the Metropolitan Museum of Art features a Tiffany design.  And last but not least is the hand soap from SedaFrance.  FrenchTulips it is called, and a subtle scent. Thank you for your ideas!!