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Savannah Pajama Shop Hop’s TOP TEN Gift Guide

December 10th, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

The inaugural Savannah Pajama Shop Hop kickoff has happened and we’re near bursting with excitement. It’s local holiday shopping at its best in Savannah. It’s also time for you to roll out of bed and head to downtown Savannah’s historic district to finish up the last of your holiday gift list.

To start shopping, don your favorite pajamas and stop by Azalea Inn & Gardens at 217 Huntingdon Avenue. It’s the 2-story yellow historic home with white trim and the white picket fence. Reserve a room for 2 nights in December, or, we’ll trade you a Savannah Pajama Shop Hop Saving’s Passport for a new, unwrapped toy (which will be given to the Toys for Tots program).

Even better, get 10 stamps on your passport and bring it BACK to Azalea for a chance at the Shop Hop drawing to win 2 nights at one of the participating Savannah Inns, including Azalea Inn & Gardens. Don’t think you can find 10 good gifts in Savannah? Well, we’ve done the thinking for you.

Here’s a TOP TEN Gift Guide for our inaugural Savannah Pajama Shop Hop, going on until the end of December.

(1) Hawaiian Black Sea Salt from The Salt Table for the Lover of Luxurious Simplicity.

Black Sea Salt pairs so nicely with fresh baked bread, organic butter and fresh radishes (you can get farm-fresh radishes through the winter season at the Forsyth Farmer’s Market, Saturdays from 9-1). As you’re browsing through the specialty food items at The Salt Table you can taste all the different salts. There’s also Red Salt, Pink Salt, Truffle Salt, Bacon Salt…YES, Bacon salt! Who would’ve thought that one small store could boast so much variation of such a simple substance! For that special someone who delights in luxurious simplicity, starting holiday gift prices are just under $4.

 

(2) For the Eclectic Fashionista, a Vintage Sweater from Civvies New & Recycled Clothing.

Head down Broughton street and upstairs to what just might be the best vintage store in Savannah, at 22 E. Broughton Street. They might look at your pajamas funny when you walk in, but then the employees will help you find all the best looks in the store. It’ll be easy to find a nice sweater, vintage hat or cool new bag and even easier to cross a few names off your holiday gift list with the Savannah Pajama Shop Hop Passport discounts. Prices from $5-30.

 

(3) For Your Best Friend that LOVES-LOVES-LOVES Antiques – So much to choose from!

In Savannah, we love to drink, eat and antique. There are so many antique stores here that you could go WILD redecorating your home. Or, you could find a perfect gift for your friend that loves antiques. That perfect gift is hidden in one of the participating antique stores of our Savannah Pajama Shop Hop. Choose between International pieces from Clipper Trading Company, Corner Door Antiques (at the corner of Whitaker and W. Gordon Streets), Antiquities (On Wright Square at Bull and W. State Streets) and many more antique stores. You might want to reserve a whole day during your Savannah Pajama Shop Hop looking for antiques. Don’t worry, your passport is good for the entire month of December. Prices from $5 to $50 and up.

 

(4) For Your Favorite Aunt who lives Up North – A True Taste of the South

Stop by Lowcountry Gourmet Foods Tasting Room at 10 W. Broughton Street to grab her the “Family Style Homecooking Cookbook” ($12.99) or some old-fashioned stone-ground grits, made the best way possible in Statesboro, GA ($5.99). Or, get that favorite aunt BOTH Southern cooking gifts because those prices from Lowcountry Gourmet Foods will drop even lower with your Passport discount. Remember, you can get your passport savings from 70+ participating retail stores and restaurants in Savannah by reserving 2 nights at Azalea Inn & Gardens or by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to our Savannah B&B.

 

(5) For Your Sweet-Toothed Savannian – Authentic, All-Natural Gelato

Introduce your sweet-toothed Savannian to Cafe Gelatohhh and its authentic Italian, French, and Southern flavored gelato. These gelatos and sorbettos are made only with natural and organic ingredients. A quart of your sweet-toothed friend’s favorite flavor is only $12.95 even before your Savannah Pajama Shop Hop discount. Oh the possibilities lurking within your passport! Close to City Market on Ellis Square at 202 West Saint Julian Street, your friend can ALSO find lots to do as you walk around and burn off the pint of gelato that may have just disappeared into your belly. My kingdom for even just a kids portion of Brazilian malted caramel right NOW…

 

 (6) For Your Teenager – Be They Your Child or Your Friend, or Your Child’s Friend

Don’t let them forget about books. Those traditional page-turners filled with wondrous adventures! E. Shaver, Booksellers is a bookstore in Savannah on Madison Square at 326 Bull Street. They even do complimentary gift wrapping and enjoy helping you find the perfect gift during our Savannah Pajama Shop Hop.

 

(7) For Your Wife: Jewelry

Why do women love jewelry? We don’t know the details, but we DO know that women LOVE their jewelry. Even if you think that the jewelery commercials are as corny as I think they are, Levy Jewelers in Savannah at 101 E. Broughton Street (at the intersection of Drayton and Broughton Streets) is participating in our Shop Hop and we couldn’t be happier – than your lady friend, of course, when you give her that new shiny piece of jewelry!

 

(8) An Original Art Piece for the Art Connoisseur in Your Life

Participating galleries in the Savannah Pajama Shop Hop include the Julia Christian Gallery (at 114 W. Taylor street, nestled between Chatham Square and Whitaker Street), Liquid Sands Glass Gallery on Wright Square at 5 W. York Street, The Downstairs Gallery at 19 1/2 W. Gordon Street and a few more art galleries that you’ll discover when you get your Passport to the inaugural Savannah Pajama Shop Hop. That art connoisseur will be thrilled with a new, original art piece from Savannah! If YOU love original art, our dining room at the Inn is covered with original art murals depicting the history of Savannah!

 

(9) A Piece from Custard Boutique for Your Trendy Girlfriend

Don’t miss what claims to be “the hottest little boutique in the world”. While we haven’t been to EVERY boutique in the world, we do love this little store. Custard is not to be missed when you come to Savannah. We just love their 20’s inspired headband/earwarmer with fabric rosettes attached (Just $30). When it gets a little chilly in Savannah, there’s no need to bundle up in raggedy attire. I’m guessing your trendy girlfriend won’t want to do that, so give her a nice gift from Custard Boutique located at 422 Whitaker Street (Whitaker and W. Taylor between Chatham  and Monterey Squares).

 

(10) For YOU

After all your hard work exploring Savannah’s historic district and shopping to your heart’s content, treat yourself to dinner at one of the participating restaurants, including local, organic Cha Bella (102 E. Broad Street at the intersection of Broughton and Broad Streets). Or, just skip right to dessert and drinks at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar (42 MLK Jr Blvd at MLK and Congress Street).

 

We’re a B&B in Savannah, but we’re also excited about our community – and the shopping in it. We’ve claimed that this is an outrageously fun-filled Pajama Shop Hop. Try it out for yourself. We’ve worked so that YOU, our visitor, our neighbor, can shop around town, dine at restaurants, do it with a passport. A PASSPORT? Yes, a passport. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Azalea Inn & Gardens for the Toys for Tots program and we’ll give you the inaugural Savannah Pajama Shop Hop Passport. So, grab your top shopping companion, a new toy and head to Azalea NOW. You can reserve a room in Savannah online or by calling us at 1-800-582-3823.

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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