Friday, September 1, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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Haiti Projects 


Haiti Projects..beautiful products hand-made by a cooperative of women in a rural village, this brand provides access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. The second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 100,000 people live with no electricity or public services, Haiti Projects makes a tangible impact on raising the quality of life for those who need it most. Some examples are:



Embroidered Nightgowns: Whether you want a Garland, Tulip, or Butterfly stitch, each beautiful nightgown is designed for comfort with ample arm opening and a generous skirt falling to the knee. It washes, wears beautifully, and will last for years to come!



Lavender Sachets - Mini Set of 3: Hand embroidered and filled with open-bud lavender, these sachets showcase the exquisite stitches that the Haiti women are capable of. A heavenly scent, customers use these in their dresser drawers, cars or as a special surprise when wrapping gifts for holidays, especially Christmas. Sold in sets of 3 of each design, 100% linen and washable, refillable.

Tea Towels - Because I Said So!: What mom hasn’t uttered these words? Give your beautiful mama something to point at in the kitchen with this durable canvas material. Perfect to hang in your kitchen, or your mom’s or even your mother-in-law’s, it will be the ultimate answer to that dreaded question: But why do I have to? Haiti Projects products are available online at https://haitiprojects.org and on Shopify, Facebook, The Grommet, boutiques and consignment stores, and in the local market in Haiti.

SafetyTat’s


SafetyTat’s TatBuilder is an innovative temporary tattoo that can be personalized just for your child! The entire tattoo design can be created, allowing kids to pick out the text, colors, and even the icon on the tattoo. The unique tattoos allow parents to add their phone numbers and other information in case their child is lost. Involving children in the design and allowing them to express their creativity means they’re more likely to keep it on, ensuring their safety even more. I have personally used these and they are wonderful, I lost my kid at a theme park and thankfully because of the SafetyTat someone found her and was able to be in touch with me, what a horrible feeling when your child is gone even if for a second. Makes a great gift for any parent! You can check out SafetyTat by visiting https://new.safetytat.com/

Cheribundi

This year give a gift that will be appreciated all year long, the gift of better health. An all natural way to get a better and deeper night's sleep along with faster muscle recovery. Cheribundi tart cherry juice makes these gifts possible with the Cheribundi Sleep Better subscription. Monthly subscription 8oz. bottles 36 bottles for $72 All natural health solution to better sleep!

Tart cherries aren’t just great for you, they taste great, too! As you take each delicious sip, savor the fact that our juicing process retains as much of this super fruit’s natural goodness as possible, so you’ll enjoy its health-promoting benefits from your taste buds all the way down to your toes. Why do the pros use it? Over 175 professional and college teams use Cheribundi! Tart cherry juice can help athletes reduce inflammation and recover faster, and it’s a thrill for us to help people who truly need trusted sources. When an athlete’s intake isn’t delivering, it shows, and our tart cherry juice helps them perform at their best. You can purchase Cheribundi products like this one by visiting https://cheribundi.com/ 

Nerium International

Nerium Illumaboost Brightening and Shield

The package seals the Niacinamide and Vitamin C blend in a separate chamber ,leaving it in its optimal state to preserve freshness unit use.Fights the sign of uneven skin tone , while helping skin look radiant .Formulated with ingredients known to fight urban pollution.Increases moisturization for the appearance of flattering fullness. You can purchase here and on Amazon.

Firming Body Contour Cream (NeriumAD® Formula)

Nerium Firming Body Contour Cream is a clinically tested product powered by the NeriumAD Formula. This revolutionary body cream's advanced ingredients help firm and tone problem areas for sleeker, more youthful looking skin. You can purchase this here and on Amazon.

Nerium EYE-V Moisture Boost Hydrogel Patches

Eye-V Moisture Boost Hydrogel patches are a weekly boost designed to give the under-eye area quick and targeted hydration. These patches deliver key ingredients onto the skin for the appearance of an instant, refreshing “eye lift." Each box contains 5 sets of patches. You can purchase here and on Amazon.

Nerium EHT

The EHT Nerium discovery led to the development of EHT® Age-Defying Supplement, Mind Enhancement FormulaTM, which includes the patented EHT extract, a natural mixture of bioactive molecules isolated from coffee. Our exclusive EHT® Age-Defying Supplement: Promotes better cognitive function & overall brain health. Improves memory and recall. Fortifies and strengthens natural brain functions. Increases focus and mental alertness. Protects and supports neuronal networking. Enhances the body's natural energy stores. Boosts the body's immune system. You can purchase here and on Amazon.

GourmetGiftBaskets.com

When it comes to the holidays what better way to say Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays other than with a lovely gift basket from GourmetGiftBaskets.com. Here are a few wonderful options of many more they have to offer. 

Microbrew Beer Bucket Gift Basket - 6 Beers:
For the beer lovers in your life – and I’m sure you know a ton – this is the absolute perfect gift for any occasion! Our Microbrew Beer Bucket Gift Basket comes with six different Microbrew Beers, in addition to a ton of delicious snacks! You’ve got your choice of Samuel Adams Seasonal, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Magic Hat #9, Shed Mountain Brown Ale, Redhook, and Smuttynose Old Brown Dog to wash down any combination of Chichester Snack Mix, two flavors of our gourmet popcorn, Peppered Beef Jerky and so much more!

Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake Sampler
If you think they like chocolate now, just wait until after they’ve tried this delicious sampler. Made up of Turtle, Triple Chocolate, Chocolate Swirl, and Chocolate Raspberry, this delectable assortment makes chocolate taste better than ever before.

BioXGenic 


BioXGenic 12 Hour X-Treme (180 Liquid Caps) Is the special man in your life an athlete of sorts or might love the gym? Is he looking for youthful energy and lean body mass? Well this is a gift you can gift him! BioXgenic's new product 12 hour X-Treme would be the perfect gift that keeps on giving. The BioXgenic 12 Hour X-Treme Everyday Energy subscription can be purchased at Vitamin Shoppe: $99.99 Auto delivery A smile from him all year long!

Storm Fish Bait

The 360GT Searchbait™is the ultimate confidence lure that has been designed to fish anywhere by all skill levels. As a searchbait, it allows you to cover more water, uncovering more fish. That is just the beginning. Once you locate fish, there’s no need to switch your presentation. The 360GT Searchbait™ has a natural swimming action fish can’t refuse. Fishing it couldn’t be easier, simply cast it out and reel it in with a steady retrieve. Exclusive VMC® Coastal Black™ hook has extended “leg” on line tie to further enhance action. 60° angle keeps lure swimming in the perfect position. Hang on tight and be ready for action. Life-like rattling jig head and body fit precisely, with color patterns that perfectly match regional forage. This one fishes circles around every other bait. You can purchase the 360GT Searchbait here comes in 3 sizes 9cm, 11cm and 14cm.  

The Emma Series

The series begins with “Emma Has a Dilemma!” and each book highlights a different topic in grammar and showcases Emma’s thirst for knowledge, as well as the teachings of Wizard Jake. The collection features life-long lessons, making the series a must-read for both pre-school and elementary school-aged kids. Other titles in the series include “Emma Jane Goes on a Plane!,” “Emma Beams During a Wonderful Dream!,” “Emma Feels Really Uncool in Summer School” and “Emma’s All Gloom as She Cleans Her Room!” You can find all these wonderful series of books on Amazon. 

Golden Bell

Mr Game!:
Mr. Game!™ begins like any other board game until cards with bad ideas come into play. These cards change the game in unpredictable ways. Bend the game to your advantage or mess with other players! Whether you win by accident or you lose on purpose, Mr. Game!™ flips regular board games upside-down! You can purchase here.



Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule!:
Designed by David Luis Sanhueza and illustrated by Mike Maihack, Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! is a card game of rhyme and reason for kids of all ages. For a long, long time, goblins and fairies have lived in a magical world right beneath our noses. Today, a gang of mischievous goblins escaped from the fairy ring, and it is up to you to send them back before they cause trouble! But an ancient spell of rhymes threatens to transform goblins into fairies and fairies into goblins. This beautifully illustrated game will put your rhyming and problem solving skills to the test. Experience something magical! You can purchase here.



Keys to the Capital:
Can you name all 50 state capitals? With Keys to the Capitals, unlock the ability to master the state capitals and state flags in one fun board game for the whole family! Fly around in your custom airplane, collecting the most key cards to win. Building your knowledge has never been more fun. Purchase here.

Rapala 

The RipStop™ tail design creates a fast-ripping, flashing swimbait action. Hard-stopping, forward motion stops on a dime, with a subtle shimmy before coming to a rest, then ever so slightly lifts its head with a super slow-rise. Cast & wind, wind & stop, twitch, snap, rip and suspend, fish it your favorite way for all species of gamefish. You can purchase the RipStop is a assortment of colors here

HALL & WALT 

Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir Holiday Gift Sets are inspired by a pursuit of classic varietal flavors. For HALL, known for producing big, bold Cabernet, the sets are all about quintessential Napa Valley Cabernet. The WALT Pinot Noir brand focuses on wines of a place, with fruit sourced from up and down the California Coast. WALT Single Vineyard Pinot Noir wines allow pinot files to be introduced to vineyards that span 1,000 miles as far South as Santa Barbara, all the way up to Willamette Valley in Oregon.The gift sets are perfect for the novice wine drinker to the ultimate Cabernet and Pinot collector. One stand-out set includes flagship wines from both HALL & WALT in the Heritage Set. The 2014 Kathryn Hall Cabernet exudes warmth and allure with enticing aromas of sweet dark plum, cocoa powder, and dusty earth. This wine is paired with 2015 Bob’s Ranch Pinot Noir for the set, a single vineyard Pinot Noir that showcases Wild blueberry nuances, crushed rock, and hints of truffle to create this firm, spicy oak structure and focused palate. The 2017 HALL & WALT Gift Guide aim to beckon celebrations, inspire lasting relationships and forge special memories. Sets will be available for purchase at both www.hallwines.com and www.waltwines.com

Ferris Coffee and Nut 

Guatemala San Sebastian:
The Falla family of the San Sebastian farm in Antigua are known for their extreme attention to detail. Their coffees are evidence of that care, and we are proud to represent their family here at Ferris with this coffee. Utilizing the Slodry process draws out the sweetness and body in the coffee while also extending its green life. As a bourbon varietal from Guatemala, you’ll also find a gentle malic acidity, like in a red apple. This Tier 3 coffee carries a great chocolate character along with a heavy body with lingering sweetness. 

Costa Rica Sumava:
Finca Sumava de Lourdes in the West Valley region of Costa Rica is one of the most picturesque farms in the country. It is owned by our friend Francisco Mena, who we’ve worked with for a couple of years now. Francisco won 1st place in the 2016 Cup of Excellence competition in Costa Rica for one of the lots on Sumava! Our lot is a natural processed Caturra varietal, and it is probably the cleanest natural I’ve cupped. This coffee has some intensely sweet honey character along with notes of cocoa nib and dried fruits.

These are just a few of the wonderful collection of Ferris Coffee, which you can purchase by visiting them at https://ferriscoffee.com/coffee

Frances Lincoln

Off the Leash Diary 2018 by Rupert Fawcett
Celebrate our hilarious, loyal, silly, furry, four-legged canine friends and the joy they bring us with this delightful dog diary. Featuring beautifully observed, charming drawings of dogs from the pen of cartoonist and 'Fred' creator Rupert Fawcett, as well as a ribbon marker and plenty of space for your notes, this is the perfect gift for dog lovers. Full of clever cartoons and witty black and white illustrations this diary to keep you amused all year long, its an absolute must for people who love pooches! Rupert Fawcett's Off The Leash cartoon is now a worldwide phenomenon with a range of greetings cards, books, clothes, stationery and kitchenware available. This can be purchase on Amazon

On The Prowl Diary 2018 by Rupert Fawcett
Celebrate our adorable, proud, purring, cheeky, funny, furry, four-legged feline friends and the joy they bring us with this delightful cat diary. Featuring beautifully observed, charming drawings of cats from the pen of cartoonist and 'Fred' creator Rupert Fawcett, as well as a ribbon marker and plenty of space for your notes, this week-to-view diary is the perfect gift for cat lovers. Full of clever cartoons and witty black and white illustrations to keep you amused all year long, its an absolute must for feline fans! On The Prowl is the follow up to the successful Off The Leash cartoon, now a worldwide phenomenon. This can be purchased on Amazon

Graeter's Ice Cream 



Graeter’s Ice Cream is a nationally recognized and awarded ice cream brand that was founded over 146 years ago in Cincinnati, OH. The fourth-generation family owned and operated company has perfected the art of using the French Pot, a traditional, small batch artisanal process of making ice cream. Known for their indulgent, premium flavors and ingredients, they’re also widely recognized for their gargantuan gourmet chocolate chips. With so many amazing flavors to choose from it's hard to decide! I think some of my absolute favorites are: Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip Coconut Chocolate Chip Madagascar Vanilla Bean Bananas Foster Gelato.

You can purchase Graeter's Ice Cream at your local Walmart and at their website here.


Batty Betty

In a world that seems to encourage us all to look, talk, think, and act the same and is in a constant state of comparison, how can we teach children from a young age that their differences are actually their strengths, not their weaknesses? 

It all begins with what we show them and tell them, and a wonderful starting point for this important conversation is the engaging, beautifully illustrated new book Batty Betty by children's author Kathryn Hast (LuJu Books). What sets this book apart from others in the stack is its storyline - which is purposefully, delightfully whimsical even as it tackles tough subjects - as well as its lyrical style. Hast wanted to be sure it was just as fun for both parents and children to read while also illuminating ways to approach and take on real and often difficult scenarios. 

Enter: Abel, the tuba; Eve, the sad banana; and Betty, a giant who dances unapologetically to her own drum. When Abel goes out marching by himself, he finds a sad banana named Eve who has been bullied by local beavers. As it turns out, she's not alone. The beavers are also out for Betty, who stands out with her towering height and "batty" behavior. Abel sets out to defeat these beavers, but soon discovers it's not about winning - it's about finding your own music amidst the ruckus and noise. You can purchase this book on Amazon here

Golden Bell

Sunday Comics:
Send your friends and family the gift of laughter with the Sunday Comics from Golden Bell. A nice size printed paper of all kinds of great new funny comics for kids and adults alike to enjoy. You can purchase here.

Robots On The Line:
Robots On The Line Robots on the Line is a creative game for 2 to 4 players where you build and sell robots. It's a perfect balance of fun and strategy. It's great for casual and hardcore players alike. The basic mechanic revolves around robot parts moving down two conveyor belts on the production line. Players take turns pulling robot parts (heads, bases, arms, hands, batteries, antennas and magnets). As players collect parts they are able to build robots throughout the game and once they've met requirements they can sell the robots and earn money. The game ends when all tiles are off the line or when a player builds 4 robots. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins. You can purchase here.


Cauldron:
Cauldron is a board game of competitive alchemy for 2 – 5 players. It’s a potent brew of the things we love most in a game – simple but highly strategic game mechanics, lots of variability, some chance, all presented beautiful artwork. We love the folklore around potion brewing, and our passion shows in the little things that make this game so enjoyable. Please help us make it happen! 

Choose to play as one of seven aspiring brewers, and battle to become the Grand Infusionist.

Every Grand Infusionist takes a different path to victory. Will you grow your magic or spend it? Will your potions prove powerful enough? Can you slow down your enemies with a well-timed spell? 

Simple yet deep - Cauldron is simple enough for new gamers, yet rich enough for seasoned veterans. 

Highly interactive – Ignore your opponents at your peril. To win, you must watch them, anticipate their moves and thwart their plans. 

Exciting and fun – We have play-tested Cauldron for more than a year to ensure that perfect balance that makes a game, above all else, fun to play every time. 

If you enjoy the resource collecting mechanics of Lords of Waterdeep mixed with the wacky take-that of Munchkin - you will love Cauldron. You can purchase here.

Everclear Vodka 

Homemade holiday liqueur. Pomegranate Green Tea Liqueur brings together the sweet taste of pomegranate and tea with Everclear ensuring holiday cheer is never in short supply. Combine with simple syrup and water, and within two hours it’ll be ready to bottle and enjoy with Holiday Road Punch (recipe below) or gifted in a mason jar with festive ribbons and labels.

POMEGRANATE GREEN TEA LIQUEUR Ingredients: 8 Pomegranate green tea bags 6 oz. Everclear® 7 oz. Filtered water 13 oz. White simple syrup Instructions: 1. Combine tea bags, Everclear® and water in a sealable container. 2. Steep 2 hours. 3. Remove tea bags and add simple syrup. Mix thoroughly. 4. Bottle and enjoy. 

HOLIDAY ROAD PUNCH Ingredients: 15 oz. Pomegranate Green Tea Liqueur 5 oz. Vodka 5 oz. White rum 10 oz. Lime juice 10 oz. Champagne Instructions: 1. Combine all ingredients except champagne in a pitcher or punch bowl. 2. Mix and chill in refrigerator 8 hours or more (overnight works best). 3. Just before serving, add chilled champagne and stir carefully. 4. Add ice, along with 10 lime wheels. 5. Serve in punch glasses, ice optional. 6. Garnish with lime wheel (also optional).

Nerium International 

Nerium Youth Factor Superfood and Antioxidant Boost Powder

Formulated with Nerium´s proprietary Youth Factor enzyme blend.exclusive Complex NAAblend,body-fortifying antioxidants and hearty servings of fruits and vegetables .Youth Factor boosts your body into optimal state of well-being.plus, its ph-adjusters help optimize your body´s ph balance. You can purchase here and on Amazon.

Nerium Youth Factor Complete Vitality Complex - 30 Tablets

Youth Factor Complete Vitality Complex is a daily supplement that has a holistic approach to addressing age-fighting concerns in a unique way. This supplement is designed to support health where it starts – the cellular level. It includes a host of antioxidants and polyphenolic ingredients that help fight free radicals and support the immune system. Nerium’s Youth Factor enzyme blend helps enhance the absorption of those antioxidants and polyphenols. Nutrients such as PrimaVie Shilajit, PQQ and Coenzyme Q10 help mitochondria function at their optimal level. You can purchase here and on Amazon.

Nerium Age Defying Eye Serum 0.3 oz

This transformative serum delivers both short- and long-term benefits for the appearance of smoother, younger-looking eyes. Powered by our exclusive SIG-1191™ and I-FIL4R™ ingredients, it firms and brightens while fighting the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles and fine lines. You can purchase both here and on Amazon.

Oxylent

With Holidays coming up, last thing you want is to be sick, show your loved ones you care with the many options of Oxylent. A powder supplement that can add flavor to any drink making for a perfect stocking stuffer. Oxylent, a unique blend of high-quality essential nutrients, creates a synergistic environment through an effective vitamin powder, enabling the body to function at peak levels. The convenience of health and wellness into a single, portable packet. The vital ingredients create the hydrating atmosphere our bodies crave to oxygenate, circulate, and rejuvenate cells for total well-being. You can check out all the great products from Oxylent by visiting https://www.oxylent.com/

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