Category Archives: Gifts

Here comes Peter Cottontail!

WOOHOO!!!!! Spring is right around the corner, friends and I couldn’t be more excited. With spring comes beautiful flowers, bright colors, cookouts, porch drinks, boat rides and the list goes on and on and on. After a cold and what can sometimes be a depressing winter season, spring breathes fresh life into our souls and the nature around us. It really is a beautiful thing.


The words on this onesie say “Hop Hop”. Too cute! It comes in 0-6 months and 6-12 months


It’s kind of fitting that spring brings life because Easter is right around the corner. Recently I asked Jessica and my husband an intriguing question. It was, “knowing what you know now, if you could be on a fly on the wall during Jesus’ birth or his resurrection, which would you choose?”

It is a question that had been on my mind a lot during the Christmas season. In case you were wondering they both said his resurrection! And I think I might have to agree. What an incredible moment to witness.


Tag Alongs and Paci Holders are now available at PARISH!

One reason I love Easter is because it really is a celebration of what the holiday is meant to be. Christmas can sometimes get blurred with all the shopping and gifts and parties, but not so much with Easter. BUT, one staple in my family growing up was the Easter Bunny.


Sheep slippers…I can’t even! Also available in puppy slippers and bunny slippers!

Easter Sunday meant church and an egg hunt with my cousins, but before I put on my brand new “Easter dress” that was chosen specifically for the occasion, I ran to the den in my pj’s to see what the bunny had brought. Our baskets were never over the top because my “bunny” chose to keep the focus on Jesus. Usually just some candy and maybe some spring flip flops or something related to warmer weather.  I attribute my love affair with the Cadbury Mini Eggs to my mom. I can’t get enough of those things and the minute I see them on the shelf at the store I grab as many bags as socially acceptable in the checkout line…


I want to jump into a pool of these tiny delicious eggs! You can call me strange…I don’t care!

I don’t have kiddos of my own yet, but if you do PARISH has some great Easter basket filler options. Tell your Bunny to head this way and we will set you up.


We have multiple onesies, all with different animals! A whale, an elephant, a bunny and a sheep! “Splish Splash”, the whale is great for summer and “Stomp Stomp” the elephant would be great for a tiny Bama fan this fall!


How perfect is the book “Guess How Much I Love You” for an Easter basket?! Especially since it is about a bunny baby and his mom!

One of my favorite new kiddie things here are these adorable books by BabyLit. If you are a reader and especially love the classics then these books are perfect for your learning toddler. My heart swooned when I read “Edgar Goes to Bed”! Their purpose is to introduce tots to colors and numbers (and a lot more) while also introducing them to famous characters in literature such as Romeo & Juliet, Mr. Darcy & Elizabeth Bennet, and Tom Sawyer etc. etc. They are great for boys and girls!



With counting primers, color primers, animal primers and many more, your toddler will be well on his or her way to being the smartest kid on the block after reading these fun books! I wish my niece wasn’t five or I would get one for her! Luckily, my nephew is getting close to a good age for the Huckleberry Finn one! Too much fun!


Those baby booties are precious. They are hand knitted and we have some for boys and girls! Be still my heart! Some of you may have grown up children and you just might be thinking “Oh, that’s cute, but mine are too old for it!” I have a lot of friends whose parents still give them some Easter happies and below you will find some great options for those people, too!


K.Hall hand and body creams make great Easter basket stuffers!

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PARISH has a variety of soaps and bubble baths


These handmade crosses come in silver and gold


Handmade iron crosses

K. Hall Shorline 60 Hour Candle

K. Hall Shorline 60 Hour Candle


Aquiesse Boardwalk 100 hour candle


I hope you will come in and visit us and pick up a thing or two for your loved one’s Easter basket! We are always happy to ship items and can even wrap if you need us to. Happy almost-spring! Until next time!



Wine and Art…the perfect combination!

Hey friends! We hope everyone is doing well out there and if you live around here we hope you are staying warm during this cold weather! The other night was our Wine Down Wednesday and it was so much fun! Elizabeth Hawke of OneBirdsNest brought her artwork for a trunk show and her work is AMAZING! Here are some pictures from the fun time! Our sweet photog friend, Holland Williams, of Holland Williams Photography, took the pictures!


This is sweet Elizabeth! Her work is fabulous! The painting behind her has been sold in case you were wondering!






These pretty things are 6X6 and are the perfect gift or “happy” for someone!


The minute Ashley saw this she said, “sold…to me!” Elizabeth’s “Pop of Color” was very popular at the trunk show and Ashley is the lucky new owner of it!



We had so much fun celebrating the mid-week and some beautiful art by Montgomery native, Elizabeth Hawke. Her work is beautiful and was the perfect touch to our “Wine Down Wednesday”. We still have some pieces left at PARISH and we are also happy to ship! Stop by and see us today and treat yourself to some retail therapy! We promise her work doesn’t disappoint!

Stayed tuned because next week will be blogging about what’s NEW at PARISH and also about some adorable additions to the store that will make great Easter basket goodies!

Until next time!




We WISH you a Merry Christmas!

Does anyone out there make Christmas Wish Lists? Pinterest makes this super easy for us these days, but I have to say I seldom make a list. My family has a gift spending limit and to keep the focus on the time we spend together and the true meaning of the season, that limit is rather low. However, it is still so much fun to make a list! We wanted to share ours with you! Maybe our  husbands are reading this post and they might get some gift ideas for us…cough cough…hint hint…


Ashley’s Wish List


ASOS leather portfolio clutch / ORLY nail polish in “Country Club Khaki” / Black & white Tom’s / Vintage diamond studs

Jessica’s Wish List


Tori Spelling’s “Spelling it is Like it is” / J.Crew Herring Bone vest / A family portrait by Rifle Paper Co. / OPI’s “Cajun Shrimp” / Dyson Animal Vacuum.

Rebecca’s Wish List


Barbour jacket / Skin products from Skinceuticals / Leopard Converse / Barefoot Contessa’s “Foolproof” cookbook / BCS National Championship Tickets

Do you have a Christmas wish list? If you don’t, we have your solution! Come by and see us at PARISH and fill out a “Christmas Wish List” and we’ll you send your loved your wishes via snail mail or email…or both to ensure they see it :) This is a great way to not only help out your loved ones with getting you the perfect gift, but also ensuring you wake up happy on Christmas morning!! We know the reason for the season isn’t about gifts, but we also know what it is like to run around crazy for a month buying everyone you know and love the perfect gift and it sure does feel nice to have the sentiment returned on Christmas morning!

Luckily, my shopping is almost done and I plan on slowing down a little and enjoying these last few days before Christmas with friends and family celebrating the true meaning of December 25th. Gift giving (and receiving!) is fun, but there is nothing quite like celebrating the Christ child…it really is the most wonderful time of the year!  Visit our last post to enter our giveaway and stay tuned for the winner which will be announced this Friday!

“For unto us a child is born,

 To us a Son is given;

And the government will be upon His shoulder.

And His name will be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

 Merry Merry Christmas!