Trea­sures for all the fam­ily

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS - By Pa­trick Tansey

For 14 years, D’Vine Ideas has been a one-stop shop for lo­cals pre­par­ing for the Christ­mas sea­son.

Sis­ters and co-own­ers Melissa Crisa­fulli and Paula Latina have been busy pre­par­ing for the silly sea­son and en­cour­aged Christ­mas rev­ellers to drop in and check out one of their big­gest prod­uct lines yet.

‘‘We’ve got so many new gift ideas; the shop is ab­so­lutely brim­ming with prod­ucts. We have that bou­tique look, but we have gifts for all bud­gets. We’ve al­ways been very price-con­scious for the con­sumer,’’ Ms Crisa­fulli said.

For those un­sure of ex­actly what the per­fect gift might be for a spe­cial per­son, D’Vine will be able to point you in the right di­rec­tion.

‘‘We can cus­tomise things to the per­son’s needs; so if cus­tomers come in and tell us the age of the per­son or their style pref­er­ences, we will of­ten ad­vise on what prod­uct might suit that par­tic­u­lar per­son,’’ Ms Crisa­fulli said.

The shop owner en­cour­aged any­body who had not vis­ited the store re­cently to drop in and see for them­selves the abun­dance of new stock.

‘‘For peo­ple that might not have been in for a while, it’s worth them stop­ping by and hav­ing a look be­cause the shop is al­ways chang­ing. We’ve got dif­fer­ent dis­plays be­cause we like to keep things in­ter­est­ing,’’ Ms Crisa­fulli said.

The sis­ters were ex­cited about the sheer num­ber of op­tions avail­able to cus­tomers this Christ­mas pe­riod.

‘‘There is so much va­ri­ety this year, I think this one of our big­gest ever Christ­mas col­lec­tions,’’ Ms Crisa­fulli said.

‘‘Paula and I think this is nearly the best range of stock we’ve ever com­piled.

‘‘We’ve got beau­ti­ful decor and we’ve got more art­works and clocks than usual be­cause there’s been a huge de­mand for those items.’’

The store car­ries Maxwell and Wil­liams and Ecoya prod­ucts, al­ways a hit with cus­tomers.

The own­ers pride them­selves in mak­ing high­qual­ity prod­ucts avail­able to cus­tomers in Co­bram, so they do not have to shop out of town.

‘‘We have al­ways had an eye for what sells well. I think we have a re­ally good feel of what the con­sumer is look­ing for and we go to all the events to see the new re­leases of dif­fer­ent prod­ucts,’’ Ms Crisa­fulli said.

The store will again ex­tend trad­ing hours un­til Christ­mas, open un­til 9 pm Thurs­days.

And to take the has­sle out of gift wrap­ping, D’Vine have it covered with their sig­na­ture gift wrap­ping, which is sure to im­press.

While the past 14 years have been filled with great mem­o­ries, the sis­ters have put the busi­ness up for sale, to spend more time with their young chil­dren.

‘‘We are still lov­ing what we do, but are hop­ing that some­one with a love of all things D’Vine might come along and be in­ter­ested in al­low­ing us to step away and spend more time with our young chil­dren,’’ Ms Crisa­fulli said.

Peo­ple can con­tact Jodie Wilson at Ray White Co­bram for in­for­ma­tion.

Ready for Christ­mas: D’Vine Ideas co-owner Melissa Crisa­fulli is pre­par­ing for another bumper Christ­mas pe­riod and is en­cour­ag­ing lo­cals to come in and check out the store’s lat­est stock.

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