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Sharon Cleland: Fabulous Gift Under $50

I have pulled together items for everyone on your Holiday list.  Here are some of my favorite gift ideas:

For the Fashionista or Design Lover:

This compact Pantone color palette book is THE essential reference to inspire every designer. This would be a wonderful item to pair with a sketch book or project journal.

For the Chef or Gardener:

(Inside this burlap wrapping is…) a recycled ‘green’ wine bottle that has been repurposed as a grow your own basil herb kit. This pairs nicely with a gourmet dip mix.

For the hostess or colleague:

A simple low cost gift idea would be to use this delightful antler handled mug filled with chocolate treats and presented with a pack of holiday napkins. I tied an ornament into the bow for a bit of added sparkle!

For the Holiday Lover/Decorator:

I love this fabulous crackle glazed candle holder. One of these would look great on a mantle amongst greenery. 

We have a vast selection of mercury glass trees. Some of them even include LED lights. These would add that extra holiday twinkle to bookcases and tables!

For the Golfer:

A book containing a ‘bucket list’ of golf destinations complete with novelty golf tee keychain is an essential for the avid golfer.

For Him:

What fellow would not be happy to receive a collegiate football bottle opener with beer glasses, and a six pack?

For Her:

The essential clutch – these beaded and velvet clutches are the perfect accessory for this holiday party season.

For the Pet Lover:

Gourmet ‘sushi’ dog treats with the latest in leash technology (treat holder, clock, flashlight, baggie holder & leash all in one!) would make great gift for your four-legged friends and their owners.

J Banks Retail has gifts for everyone on your list!  Come see us M-F 10am-6pm & Saturday 10am-4pm.

Happy Holidays,

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Happy Mother’s Day from J Banks Design Group!

Mother’s Day is almost here and the J Banks Retail store has the absolute best gifts!  Here are a few of our favorites:

Domed cupcake or petit four displays

iPad covers

Serving trays and platters

Frames and lots of other gifts pre-wrapped and ready to go!

Fun vases from Europe – also available pre-wrapped

As a special Mother’s Day treat we were able to have our President, Joni Vanderslice’s daughters fill out a mad lib about their mom and share them with us.

Sarah said:

and Grace said:

Grace also submitted a silly version as well:

Thanks girls!  We think your Mom is pretty fabulous too!

Happy Mother’s Day!



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The Working Woman

CHIC working women – our office is full of ’em!  And our retail floor provides a small glimpse into what adornes our teams’ desks and totes…  

For the tech savvy, we offer  an exquisite collection of  leather accessories from Maison Tukuya. Show your  iPhone, iTouch and iPads some love by showcasing their beauty with an equally stunning accessory.


For the lady who knows the value of a handwritten note (we still think it’s a definite DO), check out our effortlessly chic Jack and Lulu Stationery. Embossed with beautiful gold emblems in a wide variety of motifs and colors, both sender and receiver will be delighted before they even get to the written sentiment.

We know that all a cluttered desk needs is a sharp, personal accessory to make it feel like a vibrant new space! 

1. Try this cheerful bud vase (which could double as a pen/pencil holder) for a splash of modern whimsy and color.

2. Your business cards deserve a snappy new home too! Take a look at these inexpensive-but-oh-so-cool card holders for a touch of summer hue.

Some of the less glamorous aspects of being a working woman include… strained eyes and papercuts. Avoid both with…

3. These super sophisticated and compact reading glasses. They fold up into this neat little package that comes in a wide variety of colors.

4. Elegant letter openers double as both conversation piece and manicure saver. We’re currently crazy about the sculptural and textural glamour of this L’Objet gecko. His high quality cast metal body means that he can double as a paper weight. Plus… he’s just plain cute!

Inspired? Or need a jolt of inspiration? Take a moment out of your Busy Working Woman Day and drop in for some stylish fun.

See you soon!



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