November 26, 2010

We all know someone who has that special knack for giving just the right gift. Everything they give is received by each recipient with true appreciation and exclamations of “How did you know?” and “It’s perfect; I love it.” Giving the perfect gift requires some careful thought—and a secret weapon: a resource like The Laughing Dog Gallery.

Think about a gift of original art for someone on your holiday shopping list. Does their taste run to the contemporary and eclectic? Do they appreciate craftsmanship and quality? Do they enjoy design that is unique and one-of-a-kind? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, The Laughing Dog Gallery is a good place to start your search.

Our associates have a way of asking just the right questions to help you narrow your choices. Is your recipient a woman who loves jewelry? The Laughing Dog Gallery has an amazing collection of unique jewelry in precious metals—gold, silver and platinum—often adorned with semi-precious stones. This isn’t costume jewelry she’ll see someone else wearing at a party. It’s quite the opposite: handcrafted artisan jewelry that showcases the talents of America’s most talented jewelry designers. Even if you are shopping online, feel free to call us and we will point you in the right direction – even if what you need is not on our website.

Does someone on your list love to decorate? Our gallery is a one-stop decorating paradise where you’ll find everything from art for the walls to bright, beautiful rugs for the floor to exquisite decorative pieces in glass, ceramics or wood. We love to share our knowledge of the artists, their process and creative vision. That’s something you, in turn, can share about the piece you give, making it all the more special.

Know someone who adores their pet? You’ll be an instant hit with a thoughtful pet gift from The Laughing Dog Gallery’s collection of food and water bowls or tasty packaged treats.

Does entertaining at home figure prominently in your recipient’s lifestyle? Consider giving a collection of colorful glassware. For instance, choose a curly glass pitcher by artist Cal Breed, pair it with twisted stemware from, Stephen Smyers and you have a fabulous gift that is as practical as it is beautiful. When giving practical and beautiful glassware, consider adding a thoughtful touch by including your favorite holiday drink recipe. You can even borrow one of our festive concoctions, like Tara’s Jingle Juice.

Tara’s Jingle Juice


* 2 parts Cranberry Pomegranate juice
* 1 part Pineapple Juice
* 1 part Ginger Ale
* 1 Tbsp. Almond extract
* 1 Cup Captain Morgan’s Rum
* Garnishes: orange slices and fresh cranberries

Stir together Cranberry Pomegranate juice next 4 ingredients; serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

The gift giver also deserves something special, so whether you buy online or in our Vero Beach store, The Laughing Dog Gallery will wrap all of your gifts for free in our signature gift wrap throughout the holidays.

We would love to hear some of your favorite gift-giving ideas. You can also post questions about your gift-giving dilemmas, and we will answer promptly. Happy holidays and happy shopping!