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A GARDEN OF GIFTS

Lavender Home & Garden Shop kindles the spirit of giving

PHOTOS BY DONNY MICHEL

Some people simply have a gift for choosing the right gift. It certainly comes naturally to Lynn Silverthorn, who opened Lavender Home & Garden Shop in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade early last year. She wanted to create a place where people could find just the right gift for a friend, neighbor, or loved one. The enchanting shop is filled with unique, thoughtful items. 

“When selecting my merchandise, I simply buy what I, my sisters, or my mother would like,” Lynn says. “I look for items that I don’t see everywhere and things that make us feel nostalgic. I definitely keep the price point in mind because I want everyone to feel like they can shop here and find something without spending more than they want to.”

Customers often say they felt drawn into the shop by the delicious scent wafting at the door. “I firmly believe in giving our customers an overall shopping experience,” Lynn says. “Although we’re working on adding an online store, these products are best appreciated in person. You simply cannot smell a candle over the Internet.”

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It is fun to browse through the delightful array of scented candles, stationery items, kitchenware, special interest books, and more, including many items for the bath. “Most of my customers start by looking for a gift, but many end up with something for themselves as well,” Lynn says. As a nice finishing touch, complimentary gift bags are offered for all items.

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Lynn loves hearts and Valentine’s Day is one of her favorite holidays, so there’s no time like the present to shop for presents at Lavender Home & Garden Shop.

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1 The Cocktail deck of cards, $25 2 16 oz natural soy-beeswax lavender chamomile candle, $38 3 Bee tea towel, $16 4 Lined tablets: large $9; small $8 5 Mistral lavender body wash, $20; lavender body cream, $27

Lavender Home & Garden Shop, Flower Hill Promenade, 2670 Via De La Valle, Lower Level, Del Mar, 858.999.6836