By Kathie Bowen

Atlantic News, Thursday, March 26, 1998

[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News.]

HAMPTON — What is Exeter’s loss is Hampton’s gain as a gift shop offering the “simply elegant” is relocating to expanded space on Route 1 in Hampton. Opening mid-April at 822 Lafayette Road in Hampton, Simply Elegant Gifts, will have hundreds of gifts for all occasions.

Looking for the perfect gift for a housewarming, a birthdaylor a wed-ding? You’ll find sweet smelling candles, porcelain collectibles, and custom framing.

Want the personal touch for a Mother’s Day gift? Simply Elegant will customize gift baskets.

Need a “just because …” gift? Sim-ply Elegant Gifts will offer specialty lines like Marty Elephants, and the Maruri porcelain collection.

Located originally in Exeter,-owners Donald and Helen Metcalf have decided to relocate their shop to Hampton so they can expand many of the special lines they carry, particularly those with a nautical theme.

The Metcalf’s describe the hand-crafted model ships and Spoontique lighthouses they offer as “Nauticals for the most discriminating.”

Simply Elegant Gifts is a gift-giver’s paradise. Look for their re-opening mid-April at 822 Lafayette Road in Hampton, right next to Cactus City Boots. For more information, call the Metcalfs at 772-7303.