Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Gift

So I've been blogging a lately about gift ideas since it is around the holiday season, but I probably should have started here, with a holiday gift. Most, if not all, of the gifts I've highlighted to this point are great gift ideas regardless of the occasion; but here's one cute holiday gift...sorry its a little late in the season, but I'm sure if you liked them, they could get to you before Christmas.

Tin Cab Angels from Viva Terra
Set of 4, $19 plus shipping
Cute and shiny, these ornaments--made of recycled pop cans and bottle tops--are from Guatemala. Not only would they be a great gift to spruce up a spruce tree, but these angels raise living standards for low-income families. To order or just learn more, click here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Yummy Gifts for the Holidays (or anytime)

Gifts ideas that are yummy OR accompany some treats to give...

Say it like it is Jonathan Adler
Calories Popcorn Set, $38 plus shipping
Hilarious, right? Jonathan also sells a "Carbs" canister with chocolate cookies and a "Candy" canister with taffy. Check out the details here.

A Baggie of Treats from Uncommon Goods
Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag, $20 plus shipping
Again, pretty funny, right? I think this jar could be a cool gift filled with some homemade treats pre-filled inside...Maybe for a family member's kitchen or a co-worker's desk. What do you think? Click here for product details.

When You Know Little About Wine from Jonathan Adler
Mr and Mrs Muse Wine Bottle Stops, $48 plus shipping

So this graphic might not do it justice but these adorable him and her bottle stops, would be a great gift for a wine lover on your list. If you don't feel confident enough to pick out wine for your picky sommelier, these are a nice alternative. For more info, click here.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gifts for Young Adults

Here's some neat gift ideas for teens and young adults. Let me know what you think! And I'd love to hear some of your great gift ideas too...

Solid Perfume Sticks
by Lush for $8.95 to $12.95 plus shipping
by Burt's Bees for $10 plus shipping
Perfume in stick form, genius! I haven't had the chance to smell any of these perfumes, but the idea of rubbing on a little perfume on your neck and wrists sounds pretty cool to me. Plus the ability to carry it with you, and not worrying about liquid spilling or leaking and getting over everything sounds handy. For more info about Lush, click here. Details on Burt's solid perfumes, click here.

Large Fashion Umbrella's from
Marimekko Umbrellas, $40 plus shipping
These cool umbrellas come in several colors and patterns and are sure to brighten up any rainy day! More info here!

Save those Stubs! from Uncommon Goods
Ticket Stub Diary, $10 plus shipping
Really neat little notebook to keep ticket stubs, airline tickets, and invitations. I know this is something that I've had a hard time with...wanting to save stubs but not having a good place to do it. Plus this format allows for writing down some of the event highlights too. Would be an awesome gift to give along with with awesome tickets! More info here.


The other night we watched the movie Up on Netflix instant watch.. Okay so I might have been having an emotional day, but watching this movie while snuggled up with my husband and dog made me tear up numerous times throughout. The movie is about Carl, who is trying to fulfill a promise to his wife, Ellie. What happens along the way is an adventure shared by Russell (a young wilderness guide), Kevin (a rare bird trying to get home to her chicks) and Dug (a dog able to talk with his techie dog collar). It was a super adorable movie and I'd recommend it to anyone kids, adults and families...with exception maybe of someone who has recently experienced the loss of a loved one.