Holiday Gift Guide: Hanukkah edition

I can’t imagine the amount of planning that goes into 8 days of gifts. I know folks that start preparing almost as soon as it’s over for the next year. Well…here are a few items that are on the list for 2014 to help you celebrate Hanukkah sweetly and stylishly.

Yes, everyone needs a Candleschitck women’s Pullover Hanukkah”, you can find this and tons of other cute things at www.geltfiend.com

I love these goodies. The “Snowflake Gift Tower” by Cheryl is delish and a great house gift. There’s a cookie for everyone. www.qvc.com

Once you start…you can’t stop with the “Mashuga Nuts”. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. www.bloomingdales.com

These Blue and White Snowflake Pretzels are sure to be a hit. www.crateandbarrel.com

These Retro Israeli Map Coasters are awesome. There is a lot to learn and a great conservation starter. Shop.thejewishmuseum.org

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Come on and rock your pride during the holiday with this snazzy headband. www.partycity.com

This is one of the most beautiful dreidels I’ve ever seen. Created by Yair Emanuel, the colors and detail are exquisite and of course…it’s a great game! For the adults in the house how about a “Keep Calm and Eat Latkes” serving plate. Both are available at http://www.traditionsjewishgifts.com

No matter where you celebrate…celebrate your family and life.  Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Book Edition

Yes, the holidays’ are upon us.  No need to deny it. No need to wish it away. It’s here, deal with it.  If you are like me, this year I’m going for the easy. Not because I feel like you “have to give” you a gift, but because everyone loves books.  It’s a great “for your new home” kind of gift.  So here are just a few that I like for the book lover couples on your list.

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In my shoes Tamara Mellon by Tamara Mellon and William Patrick – This is an awesome book about the co-founder of Jimmy Choo. Proving behind every good man, is a determined and take no B-S woman. Barnesandnoble.com

“Vogue & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties Exhibitions and People”, by Hamish Bowels is a must have for the fashionista on your list. Store.metmuseum.org.

Beauty girls will LOVE this “Miles of Mac” book by James Gager. The pictures are amazing and shares the best from this cosmetic company. www.rizzolibookstore.com

The “In Bloom” book collection is for the little (or big) girl on your list. Consisting of “Little Women, Heidi, Little Princes and Anne of Green Gables”, will be a joy to read and the books will really jazz up your bookshelf. Riflepaperco.comholiday-book-gift-guide1

Books are always a great gift item. Make sure to include the “gift receipt”…just in case, they should happen to have already. Happy Holidays

Holiday Gift Guide: Cyber Monday sales

I won’t say that I’m against shopping on “Black Friday”…I am however against stores forcing employees to work (and not paying them double for it). So this year, I’m not posting anything specifically for Friday.  Instead, I’m all for #SmallBusiness Saturday (shop locally, shop etsy.com, go to a craft fair, street fair…make something!) and cyber Monday.  Here are just a few brands that have sent me notices of their sales and I’m happy to support them.

Happy Cyber Monday!!

Save 25% off site wide at RobertLeeMorris.com with promotion code RLMMONDAYrobertmorris

Save 25% off site wide at MiriamHaskell.com with MHMONDAYmirak

Save 20-25% off select styles at Mackage.commachage

Fashion, accessories, jewelry, beauty, tech, and home designs will all be on sale with deals at 50% off and over!hsn

How about stocking stuffer? With gifts like leashes for Fido, watches for dad and Bluetooth speakers for your BFF, Bridesmaids/Groomsmen, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for at HSN. These are some of the best stocking stuffers…all from HSN and all ready now.doggie home friends

Last Minute Holiday Gifts are still possible

Baby-G is growing up with the launch of a collection modeled after its popular big brother, G-Shock! The Baby-G brand is being taken to new heights with its stylish BA110, BA111 and BA112 collections making them the perfect on-trend gift for every lady on your list! 

Not only are the watches fashion-forward, but they are equipped with Baby-G’s trademark functionality – water and shock resistance, multi-city times, daily alarms and much more. Priced at $120, the watches are the perfect gift-able accessory for women of all ages – from the busy, multitasking mom to the trendsetting fashionista.

Vtech has a new video doorbell phone in vibrant colors to enhance your home or office.  Their 2013 collections is breaking new ground with the industry’s first cordless phone system with a video doorbell.  Great security!  The Vtech IS7121-2 video doorbell system ($119.95)empowers you to see who is coming to  your home by sending an instant photo sent to your phone handset and optional streaming video. Oh, I wish this was for apartments – but for the homeowner. This is great.

If you are a mobile enthusiast who relies on your cell phone but need a solid “connection at home”, then the VTech DS6671-3 ($99.95) ‘Connect to cell’ phone system is for you.  It includes two DECT 6.0 cordless handsets and cordless headset. This means you and your honey can both connect your individual cell pones to the phone base in a location with strong cellular service while answering calls from the handset or headset.  If there are two cell phones and a landline connected to the system, then all three lines can be answered from any handset or headset.

This year’s product line reflects your needs for home telephone products that can help to make your life easier and your communications stronger.  Products are available at select Walmart, Best Buy, Staples and their site www.vtechphones.com

revēēl ‘reveals sound as never before’.  If you have headphones or ear buds, this might be something you want to use to help irregular sound quality that may happen with some devices. The lightweight, plastic-based gadget connects with the output jacks of most devices (from MP3, iPhones, Andriods, etc.) and ‘makes even the best headphone sound even better.’

Ok…so that’s it for this season. I’m sure you will have a great holiday no matter what. Merry Christmas

Best Buy Welcomes Cyber Monday

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Best Buy is one store that has just about everything on my shopping list.  Being the authority and most complete destination for all your technology and appliance product gifting needs this holiday season, they feature more than 100 products that you can only find at Best Buy. Technology is evolving so quickly and becoming increasingly complex, seriously, who can keep up?  Best Buy can and is here to help make it easy for you to choose the products and services that work best for you.

Are these on your list?

Phones and Tablets: At Best Buy you can see and try all the phones, tablets, carriers, plans and accessories under one roof with industry-leading trade-in options.

Gaming: Best Buy is THE destination for gaming this holiday. Not only do they have the latest Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but the hottest game releases and everything else you need for a great gaming experience.

BBY_VERTICAL_BLOG3_0Computing: Best Buy features the best selection, advise, services and support in computing. They help set the market by working with the industry’s tech leaders to develop a highly specialized and innovative assortment of laptops, many of which are only available at Best Buy.

Mobile Accessories: Best Buy has one of the largest selections of accessories and wearables this holiday. Bluetooth speakers, smart watches, health & fitness gear and headphones will truly rule holiday.

Started your shopping and still haven’t found the perfect gift, why not look at what Best Buy has to offer?  Starting today, how about a 15% off Health & Fitness, Fisher Price and Mattel games and toys (click here for instant savings). If mobile accessories is more your thing, stock up on the latest headphones and portable speakers (excludes Beats, Bose and Sony) with this instant 10% off coupon?

bb2Still not sure, why not choose a Best Buy gift card?  It’s the perfect gift that keeps on giving.  Did you also know that Best Buy offers Free in-store Pick-up? Just buy it online, and pick it up at your convenience at your local store.  Personally, I love seeing those Blue Shirts because I know they are experts and will help me make the right choice. So no matter if you use BestBuy.com or visit anyone of their 1,400 stores you’ll be able to finish your holiday shopping in a tech store with an extensive choice of tech-gifts.

 

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

CyberMonday: The Body Shop 50% sale

It’s all just one click away!  Starting Sunday, December 1st at 7 AM EST through Monday, December 2nd, save 50% sitewide + free shipping with any $30 purchase on the DO GOOD products that help you FEEL GOOD.

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It’s said that education is the greatest gift of all.  And, The Body Shop is living it. When you purchase fabulous and festive gift sets from The Body Shop this holiday season, you and your readers are giving the gift of education to a child.  How, you may ask?  Proceeds from all gift set sales are dedicated to the building of five schools in The Body Shop’s Community Fair Trade communities: India, Nepal, Ghana and Honduras.

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty sales for 2013

Ok…in between food shopping, washing, dressing, cooking (and the occasional glass or 2), I know you’ll be scouting out Holiday deals.  Well…here are some for your viewing pleasure AND some actually start TODAY.  Woo-Hoo!!

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Note: The dates and locations of the sales are highlighted so make sure you check for the ‘end date’.

Beauty and Hair

Starting TODAY, in-store and online, with every $30 purchase you can snag a fun, reusable Community Fair Trade “I Love The Body Shop” tote, filled with 9 customer beauty favorites—all for only $25! [Suggested Retail Value: $108.50]

What you’ll find inside:

Camomile Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover

Cranberry Shower Gel

Satsuma Body Polish

Satsuma Body Butter

Vitamin E Moisture Cream

Absinthe Hand  Butter

Coconut Body Oil

Coconut Soap

Bath Lily

Use The Body Shop Store Locator to contact your local The Body Shop for opening hours.

This holiday season, the online beauty boutique, Stylebell.com, is the web’s one-stop-shopping destination for all beauty and hair related gift giving and shopping:

Stylebell.com Sitewide Promotion: From now until 12/22/13, receive $20 off all orders over $100 + Free Shipping over $25 using the Coupon Code:  HOLIDAY20

Babyliss Appliance Promotion: Purchase the brand new Babyliss MiraCurl Nano Titanium Curl Machine from Black Friday (11/29/13)—Cyber Tuesday (12/3/13) and receive all 5 After Care Products FREE including:

Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Curl Prep 8 oz.

Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Curl Foundation 6 oz.

Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Defining Spray 8 oz.

Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Hair Spray 10 oz.

Babyliss Pro MiraCurl Thermal Shine Spray 4 oz. 

Maijan Promotion: Purchase the new Maijan Pure Argan Oil & Mint Hydrating Shampoo 12 oz. and receive the Maijan Pure Argan Oil & Mint Hydrating Conditioner 12 oz. for FREE! Cyber Monday 12/2.

One Day Maijan Promotion: Take 30% off all Maijan Products including Argan Oils, New Shampoos & Conditioners, & Facial Steamers on Cyber Monday 12/2/13. 

Keratin Complex Promotion: All Keratin Complex products including shampoos, conditioners, after care products, and appliances will be 20% off Black Friday 11/29/13 through Cyber Tuesday 12/3/13.

In addition to being Cyber Monday’s top shopping destination for beauty and hair products, StyleBell.com also provides shoppers with tips and tricks on how to use the products and tools like a true professional.  Stylebell.com has got it all for consumers who need to get their holiday shopping done, and want to do it all at the hottest online beauty boutique there is!  

Spa Sonic

Treat your skin and your wallet to exclusive deals from Spa Sonic:

Visit Target.com on Black Friday to purchase the Spa Sonic system for $33 and Cyber Monday through Cyber Week for $32.  If you happen to miss the Black&Cyber sales, don’t worry, now through Dec 30th,Walmart.com is offering the Spa Sonic system for $39.99.

DermaLight

The new DermaLight will be on sale for $119.99 and the Spa Sonic system $35.99 at Drugstore.com. Offer valid November 24th through December 7th.

Adventures in Skin Care

Don’t wait in line on Black Friday to get gorgeous skin. Buy one Adventuress product to give your inner thrill-seeker some serious outer protection, and get one at 50% off (of equal or greater value).  To purchase Adventuress products please visit http://goadventuress.com and enter BlackFriday into the “Discount Codes” box. Offer now through Nov. 28-Nov 30th. (Limit 2)

Miracle Skin Transformer

On Cyber Monday, enjoy 30% off your entire purchase of $50 or more exclusively at www.miracleskintransformer.com.  Discount will automatically be taken at checkout.

Mia Beauty

Stock up on your favorite hair accessories from Mia Beauty. Save 30% on your purchase (coupon code bf2013) and receive free standard shipping (coupon code bf2013fs) from www.miabeauty.com. Codes are valid Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

HairMax

Creators of the revolutionary LaserComb, HairMax is offering 20% off your entire purchase of hair loss products and devices.  To redeem, visit www.hairmax.com  and use coupon code holiday at checkout. Coupon code is valid November 28th through December 6th