Alumni

Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the fourth annual SPS Holiday Gift Guide! What better way to shop for hand crafted goods and unique services all while supporting formmates and fellow alumni? Please enjoying perusing the featured items below, and if you would like to be included in this year's guide, please send your information to Jeff Selesnick in the SPS Advancement Office and we will gladly include you. Happy shopping!


List of 18 news stories.

  • Faces of Memory

    George Hobson ’57
    Read together, the three long poems in this book constitute a kind of epic. In the manner of a cubist painting, they present, through the medium of memory, the complex portrait of a man, the poet. The poems are dramatic narratives, each providing a distinctive perspective on, and poetic use of, memory. The poet is a Christian, and the poems, which range across relationships and places he has known, evoke a life lived in faith and hope.
  • Permanent Press Editions

    Alexandra Mulvihill ’81
    Founded in 2014 by Shana Faust and Alexa Mulvihill, Permanent Press Editions is dedicated to creating original photographs that are meticulously crafted and archivally printed in Brooklyn. The owners’ shared fascination with visual narratives, passion for interiors and obsession with detail led them to develop this series of photographic collections, created for both residential and contract applications.
  • Explorer Ventures

    Clay McCardell ’80
    Step aboard one of the Explorer Ventures Fleet liveaboard dive vessels and immerse yourself in a world of underwater wonder, friendly camaraderie, outstanding service and exceptional value! Enjoy the Galapagos, Maldives, Saba/St. Kitts, Turks and Caicos, and Silver Bank. Whether diving, lounging on the sun deck, touring out-of-the-way destinations or making new friends over a great meal, a holiday with Explorer Ventures will offer memories that last a lifetime.
  • Downing Mountain Lodge

    John Lehrman ’89
    Resting on a ridge in the trees, 2,000 feet above the Bitterroot Valley, the Downing Mountain Lodge is a comfortable, accessible backcountry lodge located in western Montana near Hamilton. Designed for backcountry skiers and riders in the winter and weddings, events, family gatherings, fly fishermen and outdoor recreationists during the other seasons, it is a one of a kind, private lodge close to town and in the mountains.
  • Dundee Fruit Company

    Dick Sadler ’63
    Oregon and the Pacific Northwest grows some of the world’s best fruits and berries. The mild, wet climate is ideal for producing unmatched flavor. The short season for these great fruits makes them largely unavailable to most people outside of the region. We founded Dundee Fruit Company to make these wonderful fruits and berries available to everyone. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to preserve the natural qualities of this truly great produce.
  • Field to Fragrance

    Kelly Heaton ’90
    Once upon a time, perfume really meant something. The ingredients were sacred, and the scents were mesmerizing. We remember the old formulas with great fondness, and we lament the shift towards aggressive and overly synthetic fragrances. Field to Fragrance, and The Virginia Perfume Company, are dedicated to the revival of the authentic parfum of days gone by.
  • Raddish

    Seth Barnes ’97
    At Raddish, we're on a mission to deliver culinary experiences that nurture kids’ confidence in the kitchen and beyond. Each month's kit features an exciting culinary theme and lesson with collectable tools, apron patches and more! The delicious hours I spent eating and talking over meals at St. Paul's were integral to my education, so it's exciting to facilitate the same kind of experiences every day!
  • Block Shop Textiles

    Lily ’01 and Hopie ’03 Stockman
    Block Shop is a textile company that marries the traditional Indian hand block printing process with a modern California aesthetic. Featuring scarves and pillows, the company’s mission is to make heirloom textiles that have high social benefit and low environmental impact. Be sure to use code “SPS” at checkout for 15% off all Block Shop orders!
  • CUPPOW

    Joshua Resnikoff ’99
    CUPPOW is an American company who develops everyday products to help us live a low-impact life. CUPPOW develops products that can be used every day as alternatives to disposables. The flagship product is the Cuppow drinking lid for canning jars, a simple adaptor that allows people to upcycle an everyday item into the only travel mug they’ll ever need.
  • gâté comme des filles chocolates

    Alex Whisnant ’01
    gâté comme des filles chocolates are fresh, seasonal ganaches, handmade in small batches. Alex Whisnant launched the company in Paris in 2012 and now operates out of Somerville, Mass. Look for Alex's new chocolate shop opening in Somerville's Bow Market. 
  • Glassybaby

    Lee Rhodes ’81
    While entertaining friends, Lee drops a tea light into a hand-blown glass vessel, and the first glassybaby is born. Glassybaby come in hundreds of colors, each one with a unique name and meaning. Crafted by glassblower artisans in Seattle and Berkeley, each one of a kind. Glassybaby has given over $9 million to non-profits all over the country. Visit Lee in NYC this holiday season at the glassybaby pop up at 2 Rivington Street from November 19 – December 24.
  • Juju Natural Skincare

    Cynthia Williamson ’75
    Produced in Stonington, Maine, Juju Skincare products are not simply another cosmetic used to cover oneself up — in fact it’s the opposite, as it naturally helps you uncover more and more to feel the balance and wellbeing of your radiant innermost self.
  • Liberty Puzzles

    Chris Wirth ’86
    Liberty Puzzles are classic wooden jigsaw puzzles, made with quarter-inch maple plywood and the finest archival paper and inks. No two pieces of any puzzle are alike, and each puzzle features dozens of intricate, charming whimsy pieces. Liberty offers over 700 different puzzles on its website and adds new items year round.
  • Page Sargisson Jewelry

    Page Sargisson ’93
    Page’s jewelry is coveted by celebrities including Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz and Christy Turlington, and has been featured in numerous magazines including Elle, Lucky and InStyle. New for this year, Page is giving members of the SPS community an extra 15% off their purchase by using the promo code “SPS” at checkout. And be sure to visit Pair Piercing Earring Club, Page's newest project where she is creative director. 
  • Poems for Your Brave Heart

    Paula Paquette ’79
    Poems for Your Brave Heart by Paula M. S. Paquette includes poems on a variety of subjects: some light-hearted, some serious, some inspirational, some challenging, all meaningful. All of the poems are appropriate for any audience. A book of poetry with a hand-written note from you to the recipient is a lovely gift that will be appreciated often.
  • South of the Mountain Tileworks

    Pamela Hudson ’74
    It’s easy to add some character using the one-of-a-kind, handmade art tile murals from South of the Mountain Tileworks. Whether part of an installation or an architectural design, these colorful pieces are at home in the kitchen, bathroom, fireplace surrounds and beyond.
  • Stevenson's Toys and Games

    Roy Stevenson ’74
    Since 2001, Roy Stevenson has been running two specialty toy stores that house many special interesting/educational/amusing toys and gifts that are not often found in big box toy stores. Customers can place orders online, or can stop into the stores in East Hampton and Southampton, New York. SPS alumni, friends, and family can take 10% off their first order by entering the code: SPS10 at checkout at stevensonstoys.com.
  • The War for China's Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order

    Shaun Rein ’96
    Post-financial crisis, China has emerged as the largest or second largest trading partner for most countries. Yet the profits come at a price for countries and companies alike they must adhere to the political goals of Beijing or else face economic punishment or outright banishment. Using primary research from interviews with hundreds of business executives and government officials, The War for China’s Wallet will help companies understand how to profit from China’s outbound economic plans as well as a shifting consumer base that is increasingly nationalistic.