MONSTER RING: Will we ever get tired of chunky cocktail rings? Probably not. Especially if we keep finding pretty objects like this amber ring from Something Silver at the Westfield mall in San Francisco. It reminds us simultaneously of summer parties and that scene from "Jurassic Park" where they take the DNA out of a fossilized mosquito. Cognac Amber Sterling Silver Filigree Ring, $55.
REGAL CLEAN: We always feel better after walking through The Maid's Quarters in Los Gatos thanks to the soothing inventory of linens, body products, and gift items. Take that feeling of luxuriousness home with you with bar soaps by Rance 1795, which were supposedly favored by Napolean. Rance 1795 soaps, $10 to $14.
THAT'S FRESH: You can never have too many things from Fresh. The high-quality products in elegant scent combinations make them a perennial classic, and thus they are the perfect gift for nearly anyone. Check out the Sugar Gift Set from the Fresh store on Sutter in San Francisco. It comes with an eau de parfum in Sugar, a Brown Sugar body polish, and a Sugar oval soap. Sugar Gift Set, $75.