Gift Ideas

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Do the thoughts of gift buying have your head spinning? Do you dislike shopping or would a few great ideas spur on some creative shopping? The internet is the world’s largest shopping mall and it is open 24/7.  I look at shopping for the holidays as an opportunity to seek and find something new and fun for the people in my lives that matter the most.  Don’t get upset about holiday shopping, and don’t worry about not being able to find something for everyone on your list. This is my story of lavishly living gift buying out loud with my set of Holiday Gift Ideas. Shop till you drop, look at great gifts and remember, the season of perpetual bliss comes just once a year, so make those purchases celebrate the people in your life!

Let’s get started with gifts from those that love beer to those that love art, I am certain I have found the coolest of the cool and if you just follow the links you will be able to grab them online and avoid those lines in the retail stores!

For The Beer Aficionado

It’s easy to dump a 6 pack in a bag, but what if you turned up the gift-giving volume just a tad and made the gift epic? How can you give a 6 pack of beer that is beyond the 6 pack? Bust that 6 pack out of the cardboard container it is in and place it in this awesome, hand-crafted, artisan beer carrier.

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The wooden 6 pack carrier is ready to hold a 6 pack and get toted anywhere from boats to tailgating.  What’s better is if you have a retailer that let’s you hand pick those lagers, choose some special seasonal brews and tie it up with a bow! Wow your beer connoisseur with an awesome wooden beer carrier.  You can find this wooden 6 pack carrier on the Victory Brewing Company site.

The Wine Enthusiast

The wine enthusiast is probably the easiest to buy for and this year my choice pick is the game for adults of READ BETWEEN THE WINES! This is a party game that offers Wine, Wit & Wordplay. The play on words like the ‘Tasting Notes’ pad and the ‘Zin-onyms’ all are part of the folly that make this enjoyable.  You don’t need wine drinking skills or knowledge to play the game, you do need 4-8 people.

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You will need wine to play the game, so either give a bottle or two with the game, or when whoever hosts the party offers you an invite, bring some! Every player will need a Wine Glass, a pencil and a few other items that are in the box(glasses not in the box).  Each round brings in a new bottle of wine, so get ready to let those grapes flow free!

Sample a wine, Pick a theme – the game includes of 54 hilarious themes to inspire your wine-scribing, Write Your Own Description, Guess Who Said What  – earn points for correctly “pairing” a description with its author.  The Winos who created the game are:  Ashley the designer. Audra the writer and Corki the 8 foot tall wine bottle.

Remember.. friends don’t let friends drink and drive and you have to be of legal drinking age to consume alcohol.  Pregnant women should not consume alcoholic beverages. That said.. Let the Read Between The Wines Begin.

The Rum Runner

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Who loves Rum? You are going to love the Island Runner Rum Cake Collection. These little Rum Cakes are sure to please and do well as teacher gifts(trust me the teacher’s need Rum) and as smaller gifting ideas.  Think Stocking stuffer, easy to wrap kind of deal. Take a look at how they are packaged, cute little boxes and SEALED tight so no worries about the Rum Cakes not being fresh! YUM.

Cap It  Mother Trucker!

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I know I am the BOSS LADY and I love the Mother Trucker hat collection. It does not matter what your personality is, there is sure to be ONE Mother Trucker hat to fit it! This is easily adjustable, fun to wear and is sure to get a lot of attention and comments, trust me I know! In need of a conversation starter, put a Mother Trucker Cap on your head and it’s off to the races! Fun messages, for the spirited women out there, sure to make a statement. Easily adjustable, plenty of room for that ponytail and a great way to hide the hair for all those bad hair days. Find many more styles on the Mother Trucker & Co site!

The Shower Singer 

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We all have those that sing in the shower, would it not be better to give them some music to sing with or maybe to drown out their voices, lol! Here’s a great little speaker that fits in the palm of your hand, is Splashproof, is Bluetooth, offers 5 hours of play time on each charge and can function as a speakerphone for those who need that option.  Nestle this in a bathroom, or clip it to your workout equipment, but never be far away from all the music that you love. JBL Speaker

Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth, or plug it into any smartphone or tablet with its integrated audio cable. Use the speakerphone to make clear, noise and echo free phone calls.

The JBL Clip+ earns its name with its built-in carabiner, clipping to users clothes or backpack so you can enjoy any adventure.

Available in numerous colors & the retail price on this makes it even more attractive:  $49!

For the Beauty Enthusiast

With the arrival of winter you can count on some pretty rough skin patches.  What better to soothe over those dry spots than the new and amazing Body Candle from the Sitota Collection.  The Sitota Collection offers lavish, luxury scented soy candles, that translate to skin hydration.  The scents are heavenly and will fill the room with a wonderful aroma, and the dry skin will turn to soft skin, more conditioned and very supple.

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If you ever wanted to keep up the feel of the after-pedicure this is the way to feel much the same, as your feet will be super soft once this is placed on them for hydration.  The Essential Oils in this melts into a body oil, that is scented with AIGYPTOS.  The fragrance that wafts from this hints at Jasmine, Lavender, Vanilla, Orange, and Sandalwood.  The BODY CANDLE is created from 100% Natural Coconut Wax, Shea Butter, Soy Oil, Jojoba, Essential oils, Aloe Vera and more.  Find these on the Sitota Collection Site.

For The Spirited At-Home Bar Mixologist

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Do you have someone who just loves to create cocktails and mocktails for you? Get ready to help them perfect the craft of Gin&Tonic creations with the Gin & Tonic Premium I.  The Spice Lab is offering this distinctive gift and it will have your spirit maker really creating trendy cocktails! This exclusive container of  mixologist offerings will have them crafting cocktails beyond their wildest imagination with Allspice, Persian Roses, Mallow Blossom and Star Anise.  All of the Special Touch Gift Sets and the Botanicals for Mixology Pepe Orts Collection are on The Spice Lab

Star Anise lets you put a star into the Gin and create a very light taste of aniseed aroma, not to mention the very celebratory look of the drink! The Mallow Blossom is pretty and purple and will offer a floral scent.  My suggestion is to place the Mallow Blossom into a glass and place the gin or vodka in there, allowing the flavors to migrate then transfer the Mallow Blossom drink into a different glass providing a glass that will be stained purple(yes it washes off!)

For Nail Couture Done Right

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I am always swooning over Lauren B products, and the Nail Couture products are just outstanding.  The products contain no formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin or camphor.  Additionally the products are cruelty free and Vegan Friendly. Most importantly, they rock the fashion colors, and are Made in the USA! .

For The On-The-Go Water Drinker

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Do you have someone who obsesses over filtrated water? I have the gift that will stop the sas-master in her/his tracks: Meet the ZeroWater Portable Filtration 26 oz Tumbler.  This offers an easy to hold grip, a hard plastic straw(washable, resusable), a 5 stage filter and a color change window when the filter needs changed. The removal rate of total dissolved solids based on EPA certified lab tests is 99.6% so let them suck up their water with that stat!

For The Hair Obsessed 

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Peppermint is such a great scent, and when you mix it up with Avocado, PHILIP B has found a way to create Volumizing and Clarifying Shampoo will invigorate the scalp and boost those roots.  The PHILIP B Shampoo is an award-winning shampoo and while it cleans deep it is very gentle on the scalp! PHILIP B also has an excellent Rejuvenating Oil that will help dry hair and scalp, as it offers essential and carrier oils of plants, nuts and flowers.  Think stocking stuffers and very happy moms!

For The Art Aficionado 

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Have someone in your life who loves art, but does not want to spend too much on new hangable art prints year round? I have found the coolest Cover Art that has 20 Hangable Prints for Book Nerds! Ulysses Print has a great way to showcase the love of literature and merges it with hangable art! Liz Emirzian is quite clever in creating this collection sure to please!

For The Person Who Refuses To Apologize

Well, at least they can apologize without saying it??? This set of “ Apuglogies” ($7.95, October 2015) “Apuglogizes”! LOL.  Features 20 adorable apology cards (and photos of pugs!) to tear out, give and make amends.

The Budding Non-Artist

Have a doodler? Give them a way to Doodle on ready to tear, color & share hand-drawn cards. “ Don’t Quit Your Day Dream” ($12.95, available now), allows your budding non-artist to release their creativity coloring the unfinished cards. All they have to do when complete is tear out a new whimsical work of art to share with friends or hang on their walls.

The Pouty Lip Wannabe

This is by far one of the most fun new items I have found for the gift list and it does not require surgery! Meet CandyLipz.  The all-natural and non-surgical Xtreme Lip-Shaper system for luscious, sexy pouty lips. Get pouty lips you’ve always wanted naturally with CandyLipz and at a reasonable price with systems starting at $69.99.

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CandyLipz’s Lip-Shaper plumper is made of premium silicone that will pump lips for many years to come. Plus CandyLipz Xtreme Lip-Shaper system is clinically proven and dermatology tested to be safe and effective showing increased lip volume immediately after application for hours and even days!

These are some of the hottest items out there for the Holiday Gift Season and it gives you a little bit of something for everyone.  Gift Ideas are so difficult, but when you have a bunch of products to choose from it makes gift giving easier and gift buying faster! Have a fabulous Holiday Season and make sure to check back as there will be a few more great finds added to the list as we move closer to the holiday of perpetual bliss. This is my story of lavishly living gift ideas out loud!