Pillow Pups

I LOVE a gift that gives back, and these adorable pillows do just that!

Pottery Barn (Teen) has teamed up with the ASPCA so when you purchase one of these pillows, $5 of your purchase goes back to the ASPCA.

They are currently on sale for $29.99.  Choose from: Beagle, Lab, French Bulldog, Dachshund, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, and Cat.

http://www.pbteen.com/products/pet-pillow-collection/?catalogId=18&bnrid=3783101&cm_ven=Shopping&cm_cat=Gifts.com&cm_pla=Feed&cm_ite=Gifts.com

Super Bowl

With the big game around the corner, I was thinking of some host / hostess ideas that are game related (without being cheeeeeeesy).  This chip and dip set by Umbra is a modern alternative to the plastic football bowl.

It retails for $49.99 and you can find it at Bed Bath & Beyond:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=16465305&RN=902&

*Gift Mama Tip:  Fill the bowl with goodies to eat during the game and leave it there with the host/hostess as a gift!

Sippy

This is a cute gift for a new mama, mama to be, or any mama that enjoys a glass of wine!

Made by Our Name is Mud – retails for $18 – perfect gift to pair with a bottle of wine!

http://ournameismud.com/mommys-sippy-cup-goblet.html

Greek Goddess

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of fun and thoughtful ways to pamper your loved one.

Spa products make the perfect V-Day gift because they are an indulgence (without packing on the lbs or breaking the bank).

Korres is an organic product line from Greece.  They’ve got fabulous and unique scents, such as: Fig, Vanilla Guava, Basil Lemon, and Japanese Rose.

The shower gel set (above), is $29 and you can find it here:

https://www.korresusa.com/product/7056/paradise-showergel-duo/body-and-bath/scent/fig

*GiftMama Tip:  pair set with a spa gift certificate for an extra luxurious gift 

Minty

“Ding Dong!” It’s that time of year again -Girl Scout Cookie time!

I am personally a Thin Mint and Samoa lover, but they are all yummy and can make a great gift! This is not your “typical” gift, and since you cannot buy the tasty treats online, you might want to stock up when your little saleswoman arrives.

Girl Scout cookies are perfect to stash away and bring as a fun hostess gift!  Trust me – your host / hostess will DEFINITELY have a smile on their face when you show up with a box of hard-to-get goodies 🙂

GS Cookies are $4 a box and proceeds benefit your local GS troop.  To find cookies near you, go to:

http://www.girlscoutcookies.org/

Thank You

I LOVE giving / receiving the gift of stationary, and one of my favorite places (esp for kids), is Tiny Prints.

Thank You cards make a great gift for everyone, because they are thoughtful (can be personalized) and useful – which in my mind, is the perfect combo!  Pictured above is an example of a baby girl thank you card.  20 cards are around $30.

Here is an example of a baby boy/neutral thank you card:

Check them out at:  http://www.tinyprints.com

Snow Day!

What is a snow day without some hot chocolate???  The delicious drink is not only the perfect Winter treat, it also makes a fabulous gift!  Here are a few of my top picks (in no particular order):

1.  ”Mr. Chocolate” Jacques Torres Hot Chocolate Combo Pack: $36

http://www.mrchocolate.com/most-popular/hot-chocolate-combo.html

2.  ”Chocolate by the Bald Man” Max Brenner: $10.90

http://shop.maxbrenner.com/chocolate-collections-treats/chocolat-milk-chocolate-powder.html

3.  Serendipity Frozen “Hot” Chocolate:  $16.95

http://www.amazon.com/Serendipity-Frrrozen-Hot-Chocolate-Canister/dp/B0001I1HFS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A1VFMEDRM0EEIX&s=generic&qid=1327158023&sr=1-1

Retro

Bubble Tape, Sprees, Push Pops, Fun Dip….do these ring a bell? Is your mouth is watering (like mine is) – then keep on reading!

If you know a baby of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, or 80s, then these retro candy boxes from Woodstock Candy will make a “Swell,” “Groovy,” “Far Out,” or “Rad” GIFT!

Gift boxes range from $24.95- $34.95:

http://www.woodstockcandy.com/1980s-birthday-candy.html

Give Back

Give the gift of conservation by supporting the World Wildlife Fund.

The WWF offers many products on their website that can be given as a gift, or you can purchase a giftcard to send to your recipient.  You donate to the Fund, and they get to pick whatever they would like (tee shirt, tote bag, stuffed animal) as a thank you.

Who doesn’t want to rock an adorable panda tee while supporting a good cause?!  🙂

http://www.wwfgiftadoptioncard.com/

A hug is a great gift – one size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange.

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