Blog : Prelude Has the Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List!

By Katie | Dec 10, 2014 | in

I love walking through downtown Portsmouth this time of year. The lights on the trees, the wreaths hanging from each lampost, eloquently decorating the ice-laden streets. 

More than that, however, I love managing my time. I knew that when buying gifts for my Mother, Aunt, and girlfriends I needed to stop at Prelude first. And let me tell you, I was right. Not only was I able to select unique gifts for each of them, but I was able to get them something they will love for 10% off. Through December 31, Prelude is offering GA Members 10% off the entire store!

Let me start by saying, my greatest purchase of all wasn't one I had thought I would find there. My pre-conceived notion of Prelude as a woman-dominant market, was quickly shifted when I found the incredible collection of Edwin Jagger shaving products: brushes, double edged safety razors, bowls, stands, natural creams, soaps and after shaves. The four scents available were amazing, and I knew I had hit the jackpot for my brother. I even found a Red Maple ski-band for my Father, designed locally in Eliot! The headband was made in Peru from Alpaca hair, which feature a moisture-wicking fiber made from recycled bottles to provide warmth while eliminating the build-up of sweat. The perfect gift for my winter sports-obsessed Father!

Now onto the women, who was my intended recipients when entering Prelude. For my Mom, a bottle of Dr. Hauschka's Rose Body Moisturizer accompanied by Dr. Hauschka's Moisturizing Day Cream (for face). The organic line comes in a selection of sophisticated, beautiful scents and provide the essentials for keeping skin beautiful and radiant throughout the year and especially in the harsh winter months. 

For my Aunt, a hip jewelry set. The three-piece set featured all of her favorite colors, but it was the prominent turquoise that caught my eye. For anyone looking for truly unique and beautiful jewelry, Prelude is absolutely the place. Most jewelry is locally made, and all is hand-crafted. The pieces are truly a work of art, showcasing all the colors of the rainbow. This was perhaps the most difficult decision I was faced with, as I couldn't decide if I should get the set for my Aunt or keep it for myself! 

I was particularly thrilled with the gifts I was able to grab for my small group of friends. Instead of getting one big gift, I grabbed them all some stocking stuffers. Hand-crafted soaps that range in scent from earthy to citrusy to peonies. Special hair accessories, that add a little bit of glitz to any outfit. And of course, some colored Burt's Bees Chapstick. 

After crossing off all the women on my list just by walking through the doors of Prelude, I was able to just walk around Portsmouth enjoying the ambiance. Shopping is not one of my favorite activities, and I often leave feeling like I was forced to buy something the recipient won't really love, but I just needed to have something to give them. Prelude completely changed that for me. I walked out within 20 minutes, knowing that each gift was perfect. I cannot wait to see their faces when they open them (and, hopefully the don't read this blog beforehand). 

To receive 10% off your purchase at Prelude, join the GA today!