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Gift shop selling golliwog doll backs artist as racism debate reignites

The two golliwog dolls up for sale at the Kaiapoi Collective in North Canterbury.

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The two golliwog dolls up for sale at the Kaiapoi Collective in North Canterbury.

When Jacqui Buchanan was given two handmade dolls to sell in her North Canterbury shop, she did not anticipate a backlash.

Buchanan is the face behind The Kaiapoi Collective – a gift shop giving retail space to more than 60 local groups and individuals to sell their creations.

On Friday she advertised the dolls on her Facebook page.

“Beautiful, handmade dolls only two in stock,” the post read, above a photo of two golliwogs.

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Golliwogs are made from black fabric and have black eyes bordered with white, red lips, white teeth, frizzy hair and minstrel

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Sam’s Club Is Selling a Stella Rosa Gift Pack With 5 Different Sparkling Wines

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Variety is the spice of life — which is why we always make sure our cabinets are stocked with red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines. As much as we love finishing a bottle of wine, mini bottles are perfect for the evenings you just want a glass or two. Sam’s Club is making sure that you don’t risk a flat bottle of sparkling wine, because it’s stocked with Stella Rosa’s gift pack of one-glass bottles just in the time for the holiday season.

Dubbed the Stella Rosa Stellabration Assortment Gift Pack, the set gives you five wines so you can have your own tasting. It includes Moscato Rosé, Rosso Semi-Sweet, Stella Peach Semi-Sweet, Prosecco Sparkling, and Stella Pink Semi-Sweet. Whether you’re in the mood for a red or rosé, there’s a sparkling or semi-sparkling option to pop.

The pack includes five 187-milliliter bottles, so combined they equal

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If you’re ready to downsize — especially with jewelry — don’t forget to try selling at pawn shops | Home/Garden

Orderliness is a blessing you leave your children. Which is how I wound up this week in a pawn shop.

For the record, I had never been in a pawn shop. I assumed they were for other people: gun traders, drug addicts, gamblers, those seeking bail money or who were otherwise down on their luck ― not that I haven’t run out of luck myself from time to time. But there I was, in my tailored blouse, good haircut and sensible pumps bargaining with a pawn broker as several closed-circuit cameras looked on.

Christine Gerardi got me into this. You may recall, a few months ago, I wrote about Gerardi, a jeweler who came to my home and helped me sort my jewelry. Besides giving me permission to let go of some dated costume pieces, Gerardi bought some gold jewelry I no longer wore for their melt value. (Huzzah!) During

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‘Zoom-worthy’ pieces like earrings and necklaces are selling though jewelry is expected to take a COVID-19 hit in 2020


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People who are working from home are still getting dressed up from the neck up for videoconference meetings, and Signet Jewelers Ltd. Chief Executive Virginia Drosos says earrings and pendants are selling as a result. But the jewelry category is expected to take a hit in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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Drosos told MarketWatch that “Zoom-worthy jewelry” and bridal pieces like engagement rings continue attract consumers during the pandemic.

“Consumers are buying jewelry that represents the times,” Drosos said, highlighting things that are top-of-mind for consumers these days like good health and strong relationships. “We aren’t celebrating by going out to dinner or on a big vacation so buying something that memorializes where we are is important to people.”

Many shoppers, even those buying jewelry, are heading to e-commerce sites to make a purchase or do research. “Jewelry is a category that has moved slowly to

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Is the White House Gift Shop Selling a ‘Trump Defeats COVID-19’ Coin?

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In October 2020, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, a rumor started circulating on social media that the White House gift shop was selling a “Trump Defeats COVID-19” commemorative coin:

WhiteHouseGiftShop.com is selling a “Trump Defeats COVID-19” commemorative coin. However, this website is not the official gift shop of the White House, the government does not dictate what this business sells, and the Trump administration does not make a profit from its sales. 

This isn’t the first time this misleadingly named gift shop has caused confusion online. In

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White House Gift Shop selling $100 ‘Trump defeats COVID’ coins

The president was hospitalized for three days after he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the potentially deadly contagion. 

One Trump supporter is ready to cash in on the president’s alleged COVID-19 diagnosis by offering commemorative coins at an online gift shop.

Anthony Giannini, chairman of the White House Gift Shop, has designed the $100 “Trump defeats COVID” coins, now available for presale on his website, which is not affiliated with the White House, USA Today reports. 

Giannini describes the COVID-19 coin as the last in a series celebrating “President Trump’s ascendance over and defeat of the deadly COVID pandemic virus.”

“When we heard the sad news of President Trump’s positive COVID test, once again we had faith and prayed but we knew our President would find a way to Knockout COVID in early rounds of this battle,” Giannini wrote. “President Trump, as you know, is a

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White House Gift Shop selling ‘Trump Defeats COVID’ commemorative coin

The White House Gift Shop started selling a “Trump Defeats COVID” commemorative coin on Monday before the president returned to the White House from the hospital.

Anthony Giannini, the chairman of the White House Gift Shop (WHGS), designed the $100 coin as the final coin in a series for Trump’s first term. 

“When we at WHGS first heard the sad news of President TrumpDonald John TrumpQuestions remain unanswered as White House casts upbeat outlook on Trump’s COVID-19 fight White House staffers get email saying to stay home if they experience coronavirus symptoms White House says ‘appropriate precautions’ were taken for Trump’s outing to see supporters MORE‘s positive COVID test, once again we had faith and prayed, yet we knew our President would find a way to knockout COVID in early rounds of this battle,” Giannini said. “President Trump, as you know, is a fan of boxing, and the

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Unofficial White House gift shop already selling ‘Trump Defeats COVID’ commemorative coin

White House residence staffers are reasonably worried about the ongoing spread of COVID-19.

While President Trump was transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday after testing positive for COVID-19, he’s headed back to the White House on Monday evening. First lady Melania Trump never left.

But weeks before their diagnoses, two housekeepers at the White House also tested positive for COVID-19. And while they worked on a different floor than where the first family stays, they were told to use “discretion” and avoid talking about their illness, The New York Times reports.

Around 90

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‘Zoom-worthy’ pieces are selling though jewelry expected to take a COVID-19 hit

People who are working from home are still getting dressed up from the neck up for videoconference meetings, and Signet Jewelers Ltd. Chief Executive Virginia Drosos says earrings and pendants are selling as a result. But the jewelry category is expected to take a hit in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Drosos told MarketWatch that “Zoom-worthy jewelry” and bridal pieces like engagement rings continue attract consumers during the pandemic.

“Consumers are buying jewelry that represents the times,” Drosos said, highlighting things that are top-of-mind for consumers these days like good health and strong relationships. “We aren’t celebrating by going out to dinner or on a big vacation so buying something that memorializes where we are is important to people.”

Many shoppers, even those buying jewelry, are heading to e-commerce sites to make a purchase or do research. “Jewelry is a category that has moved slowly to online,” Drosos said.

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Of Course, The White House Gift Shop Is Selling Donald Trump COVID-19 Merch

In news that will shock no one, the White House Gift Shop is officially selling Donald Trump COVID-19 merch following the announcement of president’s positive diagnosis on October 2, along with many in his inner circle.

Priced at $100, the White House Gift Shop is selling a commemorative coin to mark President Trump’s alleged “defeat” of the virus, which the White House gift shop is calling a “historic moment in history.” 

To sweeten the deal, the first 1,500 orders will receive a “Presidential Blue PPE mask,” because, you know, the 45th President has long been such a fan of face masks! “I am pleased to announce the pre-release of the final commemorative art coin in the Historic Moments in History Series, a new commemorative that vividly shows President Trump’s historic presidential candidacy win, itself, from his descent on the elevator in Trump Tower, against an army of highly qualified Republican

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