Gifts for Him

Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 7.29.08 AMStickR TrackR  $24.95

About the size of a quarter, grab the StickR TrackR and stick it on keys, wallets, anything you don’t want to lose. When something gets misplaced, just pull up the app on your phone and use directions or ring it to find your item. It connects through Bluetooth with iPhone’s, iPad’s, or Android 4.4’s so that he never loses anything again. Well, except maybe his pickup basketball games.

 

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bacon jam 7oz gift set $36.99

It arrives on his doorstep in its box (so no gift wrapping, yay!) and inside there are two 7oz. Jars of Original Bacon Spread and one 7oz. Jar of Fennel Black Pepper Bacon Spread. Whether the guy you are shopping for is already a chef or will google what a skillet is as soon as you drop the gift off, as long as he isn’t vegetarian, this is perfect. As the company says, “Give the gift of bacon and share the Skillet love style.”

Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 7.38.52 AM.pngPERSONALIZED HANDMADE FOLDING REAL WOOD MUSTACHE COMB $24.99

Whether his initials are on it, or the comb is left blank, the mustache comb (with a mustache carved into it) it is the perfect gift for any mustached man.

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Crosley’s Revolution turntable $79.95

The cheapest turntable I have ever seen, it is battery powered and has a platter smaller than a teacup saucer. This turntable has two speeds and a USB hookup for analog to digital and digital to analog transfer, this allows your man to listen to his favorite songs anytime from vinyl in his headphones.

 

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Wooden MacBook Air Cover $89

Made in the USA from Portland, OR it adds a bit of the outdoors with a lightweight and green wood cover. It is eco-friendly because it uses scraps of wood left over to create it. It even has an easy peel and stick feature to go on and off the laptop.

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Baseball Game $50

A classic, smaller version of the manliest American game (in my opinion.) All ages 6-106 can play this fun game, and it is quite the unique gift. It is America’s favorite pastime in your living room, just roll the dice and move the batter and you are set! As the creators said “Turn off the TV, silence the smartphone, and gather ’round as you enjoy hours of old-fashioned fun with loved ones. Play ball!”

Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 11.49.40 AM.pngPea Coat $99

It is a double breasted pea coat under $100, and there are wide notch lapels, lined all inside and in inner pockets, there are even tabs at cuffs! It has it all and your man will too.

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You Suck At Parking, Seriously. Set of 10 Cards. Funny Gag Gift. Stocking Stuffer. $6

For the guy who has road rage, which at some point, is every guy. Handmade and card stock, they are a super easy gift to give and receive funny stories later on.

 

Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 11.57.09 AM.png RED CEDAR CANDLE

20% when first purchase from the website, the 100% vegetable wax candle smells amazing. They are made in the US from renewable resources and are hand poured into 8-ounce recyclable glass containers. Natural fragrances that a man won’t mind, they are the perfect compliment to every room.

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IPHONE CASES / SLIM CASE $35

As soon as your ocean loving guy “seas” this gift, he will love it. Even the ombre blue on the back of the iPhone case is really cool and come shark week, your guy will have the coolest case in town.

 

Screen Shot 2015-11-29 at 12.02.16 PM WES ANDERSON Inspired Posters, Art Print Movie Poster Series – 12 x 18 Minimalist, Graphic, Hollywood Regency, Vintage Style, Retro Home $50

At $50 a print, scoop up all 3! Wes Anderson inspired prints that are artistic enough to go in a college dorm or a sophisticated loft. If he’s a film buff, perfect. If he likes art, perfect. If he just has good taste, perfect.

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Guitar Pick Punch $25

Instead of having boring business cards or used up coupon, make a cool guitar pick to throw out at his adoring fans or just to strum at home.

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ROVER PACK $139

Perfect for the hiker or just a way to tell him about a trip you two could take, this heavy duty plastic hardware lightweight backpack that has straps with mesh backs, a drawstring closure, inner laptop sleeve, zippered front and top pockets, side pockets for water bottles or additional gear with compression straps. It is even made in the USA and right in Colorado.

 

 

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Gift Guide for Her (all under $50)

ten over ten nails polish $18

Ten over ten nail polish is awesome. The color below, 005 Commerce, comes in a beautiful midnight blue. The multitude of cute colors is not the only cool thing about this brand: it is cruelty-free + “8 free.” 8 free means ALL of their polishes are free from 8 chemicals that are totally toxic… and totally standard. If you do not know, the eight chemicals dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, and parabens. So you can feel good & look good with this polish. Now that’s what I call nailing the holiday season.

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lip2cheek RMS Beauty $36

lip2cheek from RMS beauty is a two in one formula that hydrates and protects to leave a “no makeup makeup” look for both lips and cheeks. There are seven colors, the one below is SMILE, and RMS Beauty has worked on this product for over 20 years to make sure the shades are friendly to everyone. Plus, it is certified organic so even those with sensitive skin will love it. According to their website, you can even use it as an eyeshadow. Before they apply: make sure to tell them a little goes a long way, the pigments are very concentrated. 

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JONATHAN ADLER ZEBRA DISH — NAVY BLUE $24

This gift is a fun, quirky piece to put jewelry in.

DD: Because our accessories need accessories too… A cheeky accent for your bedside table and a perfect spot for your everyday earrings, this navy Jonathan Adler zebra dish adds a little bit of zest to your space.

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Very Volatile ‘Cabarnet’ Riding Boot (Women) $47.97 marked down from $79.95

Nordstrom:

A classic riding boot is given a modern update thanks to a curved topline and a notched back-shaft, while thin ankle straps and a goldtone buckle add an on-trend finish.

  • 1″ heel (size 8.5).
  • 18″ boot shaft; 15″ calf circumference.
  • Partial side zip closure.
  • Synthetic upper, lining and sole.
  • By Very Volatile; imported.
  • BP. Shoes.

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NEON FLORAL PRINT $25

DD:

If it isn’t neon, it shouldn’t be on! A bright bouquet pops against a dark background.

8″ x 10″ giclee print by artist Hayley Mitchell on archival paper with a 1″ white border on each side.

Frame not included.

 

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horoscope shop kate spade  $38

An easy way to personalize a gift and make sure they always think of you fondly when they see it: a horoscope keychain. Now, I know what just ran through your head – some garish, vivid nightmare sold from Limited Too in the early 2000’s. But fear not my fashionable friends, these keychains, bangles ($58) and co. in the Kate Spade horoscope shop are all chic, clean, and gorgeous. I received the bracelet as a gift a year ago and loved it. I like the idea of a keychain because they can carry the thought of you wherever they go, and the personalized message on the back is ‘picture perfect.’  I chose my horoscope, Virgo, in the image.

 

 

 

MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater $7

This facial spray is the perfect gift for any woman on your list. It hydrates the skin without causing breakouts and smells fantastic. I was in Anthropologie the other day and thought it was a perfume when I first smelt it. Mist on the face, neck and hair as needed. Will not disturb make-up. A refreshing, hydrating mist that you can use anywhere, anytime. It is made directly, with extracts from fragrant herbs and rosewater for a  refreshing, pleasing “pick me up” for the dry, tight, and dehydrated skin. You can spray your day and night creams for a boost of moisturizing power or spray on dry hair during the day. It is safe for all skin types because it is gentle and non-irritating.

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Deluxe 8 Pack Sparklers $16

From Free People: Light the night with this party-perfect show-stopping set. Pack of eight sparklers made for any celebration or occasion.

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Skinny Dip Ear Buds $22

Free People: Super stylish silicone tip earbuds are featuring metal accents. Cotton printed cord.

OVERSIZED NEON LIPS PRINT $45

Design Darling: Oversized 16″ x 20″ print featuring Pantone 812 neon pink lip kisses on a high-quality matte white cardstock. Designed by San Francisco artist Taryn St. Michele. Frame not included.

Flounce Side-tie Cheeky Bottom $6.99

VS: With a lacy flounce and ribbon ties, our sleek low-rise is just sweet enough.

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Ikat Monogram Letter $16

Available with all the letters of the alphabet, colorful letters made of cotton, hardwood, and brass, are personal and cute.

passion planner classic 2016 (8.5 by 11) $29.99

ALL CONTENT ABOUT PASSION PLANNER FROM PASSION PLANNER WEBSITE Inner Pages: Annual goal setting guide to help you brainstorm, define, and create actions for your goals your lifetime, three years, one year, and three-month goals. Weekly layouts (Sunday – Monday) that run from January 2016 – December 2016. Annual and monthly overview calendars. Periodically check in reflection questions to get you thinking about progress, gratitude, and steps for improvement. 20 Additional blank pages and 23 Additional gridded pages. Weekly Layouts: Weekly and daily focuses where you can ask yourself “What is the most important thing that needs to get done?” today or this week. A Sunday – Monday appointment calendar that runs from 6 AM – 11 PM broken down into 30-minute increments. Good Things That Happened section to keep you focused and to look for the positive in every week. A motivational quote and a matching challenge to encourage you to translate those words into positive action. Dual personal and work to-do lists organized by priority to support private and work life balance because all too often we get caught up in work and put our needs on the back burner. A blank section that you can use to take notes, draw, journal, brainstorm or customize to your needs of the week.  Outer Specs: Soft and durable faux leather cover; animal and vegan-friendly. Super smooth high quality 100 gsm thick paper, about twice as thick as a standard sheet of printer paper to resist ink bleeding from fountain pens. Spacious A4 size 8.5”x11″ (about the size of a sheet of printer paper). About 212 pages (106 leaves). Fabric pocket. Ripped paper pockets are our biggest pet peeve, so we’ve solved this issue with an extremely durable black fabric pocket, Longer, bookmarking ribbon, and Higher quality binding. What’s Different: Dates reflect the upcoming 2016 calendar year-Streamlined Design-New weekly challenges and quotes-New “Tying it All Together” Page-Full 2016 and 2017 annual overview.

EVERY LAST WORD BOOK REVIEW

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The title suggests that writing and words will be importance and writing will play a big part in this book. The introduction starts off with the sentence I shouldn’t be reading the notes. Throughout this entire book, we will experience the novel as the protagonist/main character Samantha “Sam” McAllister does. Once reading the whole book, the author’s note explains important details, yet coming in without any background knowledge of the mental difficulties faced by Sam lead for a much more entertaining read. The genre is fiction involving the themes of obsessive compulsive disorder, self-acceptance, poetry, love, and high school. The book is written from the viewpoint of Samantha McAllister, as previously mentioned. I agree and enjoy how the author portrayed this book because I feel as if reading it was a much more personal experience because we were inside the narrator’s mind.A summary of the book, written by the publisher, Hyperion, is “consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off, a girl coping with Purely-Obsessional OCD learns to accept herself and take control of her life through her experiences in the poetry club.” The main characters were Samantha “Sam” McAllister, Caroline Madsen, Andrew Olsen (AJ), Alexis, Kaitlyn, Hailey, and Olivia (Sam’s original friend group) Shrink Sue, and various members of Sam’s family. The characters were over dramatized but credible. Relatively easy to follow, the informal style that the book is written in is perfect for the intended audience of everyone who enjoys reading teen lit. Some of the plot events may seem far-fetched and occasionally drawn out. Additionally, the information in this book does not always display how difficult mental disorders can be. Overall, “every last word” by Tamara Ireland Stone is a real enjoyable read at 355 pages in length. I was able to finish this book in under a week. While it is not my favorite book I have read by far, it was a good read, and I will probably read it again. Anyone searching for a good, fun, read has found it with “every last word.” I would give this book an 8/10.