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Engraved Gifts

Engraved Gifts

Need gifts for your bridesmaids?  Newborn or graduation gift?  Awards?  Engraving makes it a unique, thoughtful, keepsake gift.   We have a wide selection of engraveable silver-plated items such as boxes, photo albums, frames, and baby gifts.  Ann herself engraves your item right here in our store.

Engraved boxes make keepsake gifts for bridesmaids, graduates and retirees.


Engravable Silver Plated Frames

Engravable Photo Albums

Engravable Christening Frame

Ann engraves her own items only.  She normally requires a day or two to complete your work.  Ann engraves on site to your specifications.  She will quote you the price, which is determined by what you want to say.  Ann can also engrave a plate that can be attached to an item.  Sorry, we do not engrave any items or merchandise that is not from our store. 

Royal Apothic Hand Creme Holland Park

Royal Apothic Hand Creme

Ann’s Royal Apothic rich and fragrant hand cremes are a customer favorite.  (More about Royal Apothic, here.)  The formula contains micronized Safflower Oil for maximum hydration and regular use will strengthen nails and care for cuticles.  Not only do they feel and smell great, their pretty boxes make them lovely gifts.  Why  not pick up a few for teacher gifts?  $25.95 each.

Royal Apothic Hand Creme Topiary

Topiary: ivy, grass, rose and hydrangea. Smells like Kensington Garden in the early morning.

Royal Apothic Hand Creme Terra Firma

Terra Firma: Green Lemon, Nutmeg, Violet, Lavender, White Cedarwood and Musk.

Royal Apothic Hand Creme Japonesque

Japonesque: Green Tea, Matcha Tea, cherry and orange blossoms, citrus

Royal Apothic Hand Creme Imperial Vanilla

Imperial Vanilla: Violet, rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, fresh vanilla bean, vetiver, musk

Royal Apothic Hand Creme City of Angels

City of Angels: Gentle Marine, Night Blooming Jasmine, particular to Southern California, with Eucalyptus.

Royal Apothic Hand Creme Antiquarius Petals

Antiquarius Petals: blackberry, mandarin orange, grapefruit, tangerine, jasmine, orange blossom, violet, rose, patchouli, eucalyptus, sandalwood, musk and vanilla.

For Royal Apothic perfumes, click here.


Royal Apothic Perfume

Royal Apothic perfumes (Eau de Parfum) are as pretty to have on your dressing table as they are lovely to wear.  The fragrances here are inspired by an 18th century apothecary manual found in a London Antique shop.  They are hand blended and produced in the US, $37.50 each.

Pepper Jelly

Tasting today:  Golden Pecan Pepper Jelly made with sweet yellow bell peppers and buttery pecans.  It’s good enough to just eat it straight from the jar with a spoon, but you’ll also want to use it in recipes to make delicious dips or chicken salad.  Come by Ann’s for a taste while you browse for gifts!  $8.50 for 11 ounce jar:

Golden Pecan Pepper Jelly is made with sweet yellow bell peppers and savory pecans.

Golden Pecan Pepper Jelly is made with sweet yellow bell peppers and savory pecans.

Recipes:  Add some sweet/savory flavor to your chicken salad, or make a new dip to share.  It’s easy, and you’ll love the added flavor.  (Right-click on the recipes to save or print them.)

Golden Pecan Peanut Butter Pretzel Dip

Linda Lou's Chicken Salad

Cheaters Gourmet Chicken Salad

Leather handbags, affordably

Italian leather handbags come in glorious, bright colors!  Each is handmade, dyed and embossed leather with brass fittings.   Embossing is painstakingly accurate to the natural leather patterns of animal skins such as ostrich and crocodile.  Classic shapes make these bags a timeless purchase; bright colors add a pop to your wardrobe!   Each comes with its own dustbag and the insides are as beautifully finished as the exteriors.

Rich color colored anaconda leather shoulder bag, $SOLD


Glorious blue handbag with wooden handle is croc-embossed leather, SOLD


Dark magenta sleek shoulder bag with chain shoulder strap, $387

Rich, bright red leather handbag is ostrich-embossed leather and pays homage to the classic Grace Kelly loved so much, $

Rich, bright red leather handbag is ostrich-embossed leather and pays homage to the classic Grace Kelly loved so much, $

Ocean Breeze Lampe Berger

How do you freshen your house?  If you have an idyllic cottage by the sea in beautiful Maine, and it’s a perfect summer day, you’d throw open your windows and let the ocean breezes fill your home, leaving it smelling like the wind coming off the open water.

Well, we live in Houston, not Maine, and no matter what time of year, Houston is not a “throw open your windows” kind of town.  More like “turn on the AC” due to the heat and humidity.

So how to freshen the house?

Lampe Berger's "Ocean Breeze" fragrance ($19.95, half liter; $32.95 liter size) removes odors and leaves your home smelling wonderful!

Lampe Berger’s “Ocean Breeze” fragrance ($19.95, half liter; $32.95 liter size) removes odors and leaves your home smelling wonderful! Click on the image to purchase online.

Ann’s has the answer:  Lampe Berger.   Just put a little in your lampe and light it to remove odors and leave your home smelling just the way you like.  We have lots of fragrances, see list.   And you’ll find lampes in lots of colors and styles, too.

Lampe Berger Caroline

Lampe Berger is a beautiful, functional decorative accessory. Click image for price and online purchase.

So…want to have your Houston home smell fresh as the sea shore?

Come to Ann’s and pick up some Ocean Breeze and you’re there.   Lampe Berger freshens even with the AC running and all the windows closed.

PS:  Lampe Berger makes a great gift!

Try also:

"Atlantic Tide" Lampe Berger Fragrance, $19.95 for half liter

“Atlantic Tide” Lampe Berger Fragrance, $19.95 for half liter. Click on image to order online.

Order Lampe Berger fragrance from Ann’s online!  Click here.

Sleep Shirts

You can’t get any more comfortable than when you wear your favorite pajamas.  Add one of Ann’s sleep shirts to your collection and it will quickly become your favorite!    Oversized and made of the softest cotton, these dreamy night shirts will make you chuckle with their witty puns and pictures.  Give a few as gifts!  Cute and comfortable, Ann’s sleep shirts make easy gifts.  100% cotton knit. One size fits all, $31.95 each, one size.

Treble Maker

Treble Maker

Udderly Exhausted

Udderly Exhausted

Tweet Dreams

Tweet Dreams

Dog Tired

Dog Tired

Home Tweet Home

Home Tweet Home

For Fox Sake

For Fox Sake

Fifty Shades of Hay

Fifty Shades of Hay

Cat Nap

Cat Nap

“I Missed Valentine’s…help!”

Did you forget?  Were you out of town?  It happens…you missed Valentines.

Don’t panic…just come  to Ann’s.  We still have gold roses, jewelry, and chocolates to get you out of the dog house!


Bracelet details

Beautiful bracelets from Andrew Hamilton Crawford are a favorite gift for Ann’s customers.  They’re made of jeweler’s quality resin that resembles enamel with gold and silver inlaid detail.  These are large cuff bracelets with hinge closures, shaped to fit the wrist.  The pictures tell the story…aren’t they spectacular?

Large midnight blue and silver cuff, $499

Large bracelet on right, $499. Small bracelet on left is sold out.

Jewelry Box Romantic Gift

A jewelry box is a wonderful gift for her when you need something romantic. That’s because she REALLY wants one, a big, fancy one, but she wants YOU to buy it for her!  That’s how it works, guys, and that’s why Ann’s sells so many jewelry boxes this time of year.

Ann’s jewelry boxes are themselves jewels.  Choose from a wide assortment of beautiful woods, features, sizes and organizing capacity.  There are drawers, mirrors and side doors.  Compartments of all types hold your necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings.   She’ll have hours of fun arranging the contents.  And if you want to include a piece of jewelry in your jewelry box gift, we have lots of that, too.

Come buy her one and get it wrapped for free.   She’ll LOVE a jewelry box from Ann’s!

Large jewelry box is amber mahogany with burlwood, $569


Inside amber mahogany box is creamy suede lining. Two drawers and lid opens. Side handles make this a jewelry “chest.”

High gloss mahogany jewelry box has large capacity and lock, $499


Large mahogany box has lots of hooks for necklaces in the lid; 3 drawers and two side doors (more necklace storage). This box locks.

These are only a few of the jewelry boxes you can find at Ann’s.  Click here to see more jewelry boxes at Ann’s, or better yet, come see us.