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Finding and giving a treasured gift is one of life’s pleasures.

It’s a wonderful feeling when your gifts are finally wrapped and ready for presentation and you are genuinely pleased with your selections. This year we can help you arrive at that point a little sooner, allowing you to relax and enjoy the holiday season. We know you are busy yet you want to be selective when it comes to gifts for the people in your life, whether it is for your family, friends or for your business associates. Go For Baroque is proud of its reputation of having a very unusual gift selection that you will not find elsewhere, allowing you to select something that is truly unique. Our merchandise ranges from the whimsical to the elegant, offering gifts for the home, gifts for the office, gifts of a more personal nature, and one-of-a-kind art. Many items can be personalized in various ways when selections are made early.

Most holiday shoppers feel “sheepish” about giving the same types of things every year. A tie for Dad, a scarf for Mom, a baseball bat for brother Bill and another CD for little sister. Or how many of you simply whip out the credit card run to the mall or go on-line and grab those last minute “emergency” gifts, only to dread the day when your anticipated statement arrives in the mail, but your purchases didn’t?

We truly enjoy guiding you through possible choices with personalized service. Shopping at Go For Baroque, you will find a wide range of gifts at different price levels. Our idea of gift shopping is simple: We will suggest gifts according to your personal needs and instincts. You may have a notion of what your best friend might like or how much you'd like to spend. We can help build on these ideas towards a selection you and your recipient will love.

Some ‘Must-Have’ Items This Year...

For him – Whether he needs a new tie or not why not add a bit of ‘bling’ with an elegant pair of steel and 18K gold Cufflinks by Sarah Graham Metalsmithing or a fun sterling silver Golf Tee tie tack? If he’s a lover of things well-made, whether art or sculpture, he will delight in the remarkable bronze enameled frogs of Tim Cotterill (Frogman), and getting past the cork has never been more elegant with the handsome Sommelier’s cork screw by Laguiole of France. And for the golf enthusiast, how about a book by the legendary Arnold Palmer containing actual pieces of memorabilia from Arnie’s private collection, or a golf shoe door stop that looks like it just walked off the green.

For her – shopping for your mom or grandmother may be one of the toughest gifts you purchase this year. For anyone who takes pride in the beauty of her home and loves to decorate for Christmas, we suggest our newest addition to our handcrafted lines: Byers’ Choice Carolers – and if you need one in particular to round out her collection, let us know to special order it. Jewelry is in the “pink” this year so why not a stack ring of fine 18K rose gold or a vintage cufflink bracelet. Ecology friendly one-of-a-kind handbags woven from recycled candy wrappers (yes, candy wrappers) are sure to be a hit for the environment friendly of any age and Ecoist will plant a tree for every handbag sold, plus the ‘Mr. Peanut lined’ clutch is really cool and has to be seen! Another fabulous “handbag” is sculpted out of clay to hold her favorite fresh flowers – it’s a vase!

The holidays are around the corner and the party season will soon be heating up. Right next to your fears of what to wear, is what to bring. A gracious guest is one who comes armed with a hostess gift – a small act of kindness in return for the entertaining evening ahead. So what is the quintessential gift for a dinner get-together? Think of small indulgences or luxury items for the home; Knipschildt Chocolatier creates fantastic artisan chocolates using classic recipes with a more modern twist – and they taste divine. Even the handmade paper box is kept as a reminder of your thoughtfulness. Is your friend a gourmet cook? Then a gift of Bella Cucina’s artichoke lemon pesto along with a beautifully designed serving utensil by Carrol Boyes is perfect. A consistent party thrower? Clever hand embroidered cocktail napkins or a chic serving platter will be appreciated. Or better yet, with cheese plates featured prominently on many menus this fall, why not present a sleek bamboo cutting board adorned with a sterling silver knife and mouse that presides over the cheese. Turn a simple cup of tea into a celebration of the senses with gift tin of silken infusers from Tea Forte along with their Celadon-green ceramic tea holders. Each infuser is made from Asian silk for maximum steeping and makes two cups or one small pot of tea.

Other special gifts... For a book lover? An autographed copy of our best-seller, A Turning Point: Images to Words by Victor Gagliardi is truly a gem. It is a collection of seventy extraordinary photographs selected to harmonize with brief philosophical writings by the finest minds of the last three millennia. Other favorite books are by local authors which include Sacred Spaces – Princeton Parties, Gatherings and Celebrations – this beautifully bound, elegant design and lifestyle coffee table book features exquisite locations, captivating stories, recipes styled for each party and entertaining advice by Debbie Tunnell, Dale Engelbert and Susan Szymanski and award winning photographer Ricardo Barros, whose own book Facing Sculpture - a Portfolio of Portraits, Sculpture and Related Ideas is also available. Last but certainly not least, the all time favorite, Brian Andreas’ three original StoryPeople books are beautifully boxed and come with an original drawing signed by Brian himself. We also carry his prints and sculptures – a very popular gift!

For the gardener? How about a “Plant in a Bag”? You can replant these cleverly packaged holiday Amaryllis or Paperwhites for years of enjoyment and left in their water resistant bag are perfect for even apartment or dorm room living. You can also include a Gardener’s Glove cachepot, a handmade ceramic container shaped as, yes – a garden glove. Jemerick Art Pottery, a studio dedicated to the continuing tradition of the arts and crafts movement creates beautiful hand-thrown pottery, to delight your art inspired favorite person.

Marilyn Stevens, owner of Go For Baroque and her staff are available to work with you at your convenience, even if that requires a special appointment outside the usual gallery hours. Of course, if you’ve been in the gallery and would like to purchase something you had your eye on – a simple call will make that happen. And, as a final touch, they’ll gift-box and prepare your packages for pickup at your convenience.

Holiday memories are priceless, this year why not try something different?

Be sure to visit Go For Baroque, you won’t be disappointed.

20 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Hours: Mon-Fri 11-6pm, Sat 10-6pm, Sun 12-5pm
Extended Holiday Hours

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