Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Last Minute Gift Ideas

This may be my last gift guide this year, so I better make it count!  There are still some great ideas to give that hard to buy for friend!

I have gift ideas in fashion, beauty and oh…lets start with WINE!

Leer Vineyards Heroic Red ($16 on sale, reg $24 a bottle) —  This wine shows aromas of boysenberry with hints of leather, cedar and cigar tobacco. Flavors are of raspberry jam, chocolate and black pepper, with a faint echo of black tea on the long finish. This blend contains 58% Syrah, 29% Merlot, and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. A Portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold benefits the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Homes4WoundedHeroes & Homes4GoldStars programs, which provide mortgage-free homes to combat wounded heroes and spouses of fallen heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Leer Vineyards Valiant White Moscato ($14 on sale, reg $22 a bottle) With aromas of peach and orange blossoms, the citrus flavors are intense, peaches, and tropical fruits dominate. A soft and luscious mouthful with a hint of effervescence for a beautiful liveliness and a balance to the sweetness. While crisp and sweet this Moscato is a perfect pairing with spicy seafood or chicken, and is amazing while paired with bleu cheese, and desserts that include pears or peaches.

I just received samples of these and have tried the red.  It is delicious!  I’m not a connoisseur, but I like that I can taste some of the rich and smoky flavors, but it is not too dry.  It’s a little sweet at the end, yum!  I plan to try the Moscato over the holidays and am looking forward to that!

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Q&Q Watches — The watch on the left is Q&Q Solar Smile Series RP00J013Y ($36 on sale now, reg. $40) and the watch on the right is  Q&Q Solar Smile Mini Series RP01J003Y ($36 on sale now, reg. $40).  The one on the left is a larger watch and the one on the right is smaller, but both are great for fashion forward friends!

I love that these are solar.  To charge the watches, you expose the dial to sunlight.  I think it’s great that you don’t have to worry about batteries!  And there are many cute choices!

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Dr. Scholl’s DreamWalk Express Pedi Foot Smoother
Dr. Scholl’s DreamWalk Express Pedi Foot Smoother

Dr. Scholl’s DreamWalk Express Pedi Foot Smoother (Average price, $39.99) — quickly gives you smoother, more beautiful feet in the comfort of your home keeping you pedi-ready all through the winter months! This is the perfect gift for any beauty or pedicure lover! Here are more details:

  • Creates salon smooth feet in the convenience of your home
  • Light, contoured, handheld personal Electronic Foot Smoother device is easy to use
  • Buffs away rough, dry skin and transforms it into smooth, softer
  • Renewed skin
  • No sharp blades or soaking required
  • Replacement Roller Heads allow for extended product usage

I love this.  It is very easy to use.  You don’t have to press down hard, it quickly removes dead skin from feet.  Don’t forget to put down a towel underneath you when you use it, as dry flakes come off of your feet.  Sounds gross, but feet are soft and smooth afterwards!

Available at mass market retailers near you!

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