Holiday Gift Guide — Cool Gifts For The Hard To Buy For Part 2!

There is still time to purchase some cool gifts for the people you love!  Below is a mix of items — a personal card gift, stylish readers and a beauty parody book:


10-card AwesomeBox for $19 (Save 25% with coupon code: HOLIDAYGIFT)– What’s included:

  • New, beautifully designed box.
  • Add pictures from Instagram, Facebook, your phone or computer.
  • Sequence your cards to tell a compelling story.
  • Add music to your card to co-create a custom playlist.

We all want to give the most meaningful gift possible, but sometimes it can be a challenge coming up with something both fresh and heart-warming. AwesomeBox is the ultimate solution to creative gift giving!

AwesomeBox allows users to build a customized box of memories, stories and photos packaged into a one-of-a-kind printed gift. Group gifts with family or friends is easy with AwesomeBox! In fact, our favorite part about the AwesomeBox experience is how easy it is to get everyone involved in the gift giving process. I love AwesomeBox for celebrating someone special for Christmas.

It’s so simple to create, and the memories last a lifetime. In three simple steps, you’ll have the perfect gift:

  1. Create private online webpage to honor your special someone.
  2. Invite friends and family to upload photos and heartfelt messages from around the world.
  3. AwesomeBox turns everything into a box of 10 to 100 colorful printed cards that they’ll pore over for years!

Create the most touching group gift that will be laughed and cried over for years! AwesomeBox is the perfect gift starting at $19 for a 10-card box.

The Lennon from
The Lennon from

The Lennon from ($15.95 USD) —  Inspired by the late, great Beatles musician who made round glasses a pop culture phenomenon, our Lennon reader is fittingly a best seller too! This full framed style has a lightweight plastic frame with a retro inspired, round shape. Available in a variety of solid or two-tone fade colors to please everyone from the musician to the teacher.

Available at

Glop: Nontoxic, Expensive Ideas that Will Make You Look Ridiculous and Feel Pretentious
Glop: Nontoxic, Expensive Ideas that Will Make You Look Ridiculous and Feel Pretentious

Glop: Nontoxic, Expensive Ideas that Will Make You Look Ridiculous and Feel Pretentious by Gabrielle Moss ($19.99 USD) — A wickedly funny, full-color, illustrated sendup of the trendy lifestyle publication GOOP.

What is Glop?

Glop is a business and a website. But Glop is also a feeling. It’s about picking the right expensive organic eye cream that will make you a tall, thin, wealthy blonde WASP who fits seamlessly into the top tiers of high society and sits next to Bono at a 42-course seitan tasting dinner held in a sex dungeon deep beneath the North Pole. Glop is about being conscious to the tiny details of our lives—what to eat, where to buy your cashmere yoga pants, which juice cleanse will remove the most mercury toxins from both your body and your cashmere yoga pants. Glop is about you.

Purchase this funny book at


Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Stocking Stuffers For Him

Looking for fun stocking stuffers for the man in your life (husband, boyfriend, son, dad or friend)?  There are lots of good little gifts out there.  It can be challenging, but I have some great ideas!

I hope my husband doesn’t read this post because some of the following items are going in his stocking this year:

Cross Click Star Wars Collection Stormtrooper Pen
Cross Click Star Wars Collection Stormtrooper Pen

Cross Click Star Wars Collection Stormtrooper Pen ($45 USD) — I know that this isn’t only for men, but my hubby will love!  Our popular Click pen now comes in a special collection honoring the original Star Wars film trilogy. Created with an appreciation for quality craftsmanship and writing finesse, these themed pens feature the color palettes of three major characters, as well as an emblem and design overlays to bring the spirit of each to life. And Click’s smooth gel-ink technology lets Star Wars write effortlessly, even at lightspeed.

  • Finishes were inspired by signature colors of Darth Vader, C-3PO, and the Stormtroopers
  • Highly polished lacquer adds imperial elegance
  • Each pen features a themed character emblem and design details
  • Easy-to-use “click” mechanism
  • Smooth-flowing gel ink technology for a superior writing experience
  • Each pen is showcased in a coordinating character-themed gift box

Purchase at

Foster Grant Sampson Readers in Gunmetal
Foster Grant Sampson Readers in Gunmetal

Foster Grant Sampson Readers in Gunmetal ($34.99 on sale for 17.99 USD) — Foster Grant e.Readers feature an advanced lens technology incorporating patented technology to help reduce harmful blue light. The new Foster Grant e.readers help reduce harmful blue light transmission in the 400 to 450 nanometer range of the visible light spectrum. Foster Grant e.readers also help reduce screen glare and eye strain, are scratch-resistant and improve contrast.

These are really nice.  They look great and work so well.  My husband will love them!

Available at


Das Boom West Indies Body Brick
Das Boom West Indies Body Brick

Das Boom West Indies Body Brick ($22 USD) — Infused with essences of bay rum, smoke and dirt, this earthy yet refreshing blend is inspired by nights carousing by bonfires on the islands of the Caribbean. Double down with this 2-in-1 body soap and sponge.

This seems like something a man would love!  I haven’t tried these, but I have tried a different sponge with soap in it, and I really like how it works.

Purchase at

CVS Platinum Whitening Kit
CVS Platinum Whitening Kit

CVS Platinum Whitening Kit ($24.99 USD) — Dazzling teeth are quick and easy with the CVS Health”‘ Platinum Whitening Kit. The soft, flexible tray comes pre-filled with the same peppermint-flavored, professional-strength whitening formula used by dentists; no boiling or molding required. Visible results in just 20 minutes.
25% Carbamide peroxide

  • Removes years of stains
  • Includes 2 bonus treatments
  • Includes bonus refill syringe with up to 2 additional whitening treatments
  • Made in the USA

This is really easy to use and whitens so well!  Just follow the directions and in 20 minutes — white teeth.  This is a great gift for men and women!

Purchase at CVS stores and

What are you giving the men in your life?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Need A Cool New Pair of Eyeglasses? Try Warby Parker’s Corner Collection

Have you heard of Warby Parker?  It’s an eyeglasses and sunglasses company that is extremely cool and affordable.  I wear their glasses, and for the pair I have (Ainsworth in Elderberry), it was $95 for frames and lenses — CRAZY!

A couple of more neat things about Warby Parker: You can choose 5 frames to try on to be mailed to you and then send them back to order the one you love.  And for every pair sold, Warby Parker distributes a pair to someone in need through their non-profit partners.

Their new Corner Collection gets its name from our seasonal preoccupation with silhouettes and angles. Here are a few of my favorites:

Here is a note about the collection from Warby Parker:

This time around, we experimenting with traditional shapes; think crisp keyhole bridges, sloping brow lines, sharp temples, and straight-edged brow bars in a handsome mix of horn-inspired acetate and stainless steel. Our five new frames—Hutton, Topper, Goodney, Teddy, and Quentin—are totally distinctive and a little bit irreverent.

We didn’t forget color, either. Two new hues, Rhubarb and Quartz, round out an intense palette of autumnal and icy shades, terrific for indoorsy cozy times and leaf-crunching rambles alike. (Even when the temps rise again, they’re still good to go.)

My very favorite is the Goodney in Rhubarb ($95 USD).  The shape is a modern cat’s eye and the color is so chic.  But the Topper Crystal ($95 USD) is so cool, too — I wonder what it would look like on? And the Teddy ($145 USD including polarized lenses) in Petal Tortoise is so different!

To order some frames to try at home from the Corner Collection — or any of Warby Parker’s fab frames — visit

And let me know if you own a pair of Warby Parker’s in the comment section: what type and color?