Here are my top picks for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers--there is something that will please all your peeps here, whether they are a foodie or not. It's a little bit of this, a little bit of that--there's nothing like a well-rounded Christmas with something good to eat, something good to read, something fun to play, a gift card that will get you nearly anything and something soft and fluffy to keep you warm!
|Lord and Taylor's Holiday Display|
Kindle Fire HD has come up in many holiday polls as one of the Top 10 requested gifts this holiday season from people of all ages. It does come with a 7" display, 16GB worth of memory but the great thing is that it truly is the complete tablet--Kindle's are not just for reading even though they were mainly invented for that purchase. If you spend another $100, you can upgrade to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" by the way! It works as well as an iPad for web searches, checking email and going on YouTube (the Dolby sound is incredible and we find it even more incredible through earbuds)! I love taking my Kindle Fire to bed so that I can search YouTube for "programming" more enjoyable than I find on cable! Many e-books can be downloaded for as little as 99 cents, making it much cheaper than going out and buying physical books (but I didn't have to tell you that)!
Lia Sophia's sophisticated jewelry line is sold only online and through an exclusive network of self-employed sellers known as "advisors." They are a leading seller in costumer jewelry because of their unique designs. They have something for everyone but they seem to always have something new and different. The industrial designs of their Red Carpet line are truly the epitome of Boho Chic, combining old art deco feeling with the edginess of today's young jewelry collection lines. The Voussoir stretch bracelets in the Red Carpet line of indicative of the aforementioned style and can be ordered for $275 each at liasophia.com.
Divine Delights' marvelous artisan petit fours have become a staple at Christmas in my family. My nieces check in at least five times between Thanksgiving and Christmas to make sure we are going to have them on our table. I wrote about them last year in my holiday gift round up and being a petit four aficionado, I can honestly say I have none better even at high teas in five star hotels in NYC. Flavors include Raspberry and Vanilla Crème, Bittersweet Truffle, Orange Crème, Chocolate Mint, and Strawberry Crème and all are topped with multicolor vanilla buttercream. A 35-count box of the Christmas Petit Fours is $69.95 and a 36-count box of Christmas Demitasse (a smaller sized petit four) are $42.75 at divinedelights.com.
amway.com or from your independent Amway seller.
Eight O’Clock Bean Coffee—this is a great stocking stuffer at only $6.99 for an 11-ounce bag. I know people who diet and are actually drinking this coffee when they get a chocolate craving and they say it does the trick. It’s kind of like a warm York peppermint patty in a cup! This is the coffee brand that is made of legends and available at Duane Reade and many mass merchandisers/supermarkets.
Janksa.com item called Annie’s Wrap is a great lightweight but warm gift, perfect for the woman who has a go-to item for when the weather is unpredictable. It is unstructured so one size fits all plus it has big pockets! Oversized collar works as a hood if you need it. Available in 11 great shades. Several colors are now on sale for $85 at janska.com where you can find dozens of great wraps, scarves, capes and adult booties.
amazon.com, duracellpowermat.com and AT & T stores nationwide.
Crabtree & Evelyn Noel Large Poured Candle is available for $33 at Crabtree & Evelyn stores as well as their website and lasts an incredible 65 hours. The beautiful red glass is the perfect shell for a candle featuring the festive scent of evergreen, cranberry, anise, orange, persimmon and cinnamon and sugar. What a “cozy” and holiday-ish fragrance—we can’t easily forget it!
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