Holiday Gift Guide — Fun Gifts For All!

Some people are so hard to buy for!  So what I love to give are fun gifts, like food, novelty items and toys!

Below are some fun gifts to give, plus some festive stationery to give or use this holiday season:

Winter Wonderland Holiday Gift Basket

GourmetGiftBaskets.com Winter Wonderland Holiday Gift Basket ($59.99 USD) – Send holiday cheer with this delightful gift! Inside a beautiful bright blue basket, your recipient will discover an enticing arrangement of favorite wintry treats and delicious holiday snacks. Complete with delicate wafer cookies, a decadent dark chocolate bar filled with sea salt caramel, and handcrafted gourmet popcorn, this festive gift is the perfect way to spread merriment this holiday season! Contains:

  • Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Caramel Filled Bar by Ghirardelli – 3.5 oz. – This decadent dark chocolate bar is filled with creamy caramel that has been lightly salted.
  • Sugar Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery – 4 oz. – Deliciously crisp and delightfully sweet cookies that are baked according to a family recipe.
  • Almond Nougat by Golden BonBon – 1 oz. – Following a time-honored family tradition, this nougat is handmade from only the finest almonds and the freshest ingredients.
  • Chocolate Wafer Rolls by Fusion Gourmet – .9 oz. – Delicate wafers that are gently rolled into crisp cylinders and filled with creamy chocolate.
  • Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion – 3 oz. – These crunchy peanut squares are made with butter and a deliciously sweet hint of brown sugar.
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettlecorn – 4 oz. – Gourmet popcorn that’s expertly handcrafted and generously tossed with sea salt and cracked pepper.
  • Vanilla Wafer Rolls by Dolcetto – 4.4 oz. – Crisp, European style wafers that are rolled and filled with a delicate vanilla cream.

Purchase at http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com

Bigmouth Inc. Color Changing Santa Mystery Mug ($9.99 USD) — Just add hot liquid to our Santa mug to watch it’s artwork change before your eyes. When hot, Santa’s clothes disappear, forcing him to deliver the goods in his “unmentionables”. It’s a perfect for gift swaps, stocking stuffers, and holiday parties. Check out the Snowman and Gingerbread Man heat-sensitive mugs, too!

BigMouth Inc Holiday Cheer USB Phone Charger for Android ($11.99 USD) — You could charge your phone with the cable that came with your phone—just like you could watch paint dry. But where’s the fun in that? The new LED Phone Charger series is glowing with a better way to charge your phone’s battery. One side is a USB-A plug—you know, the one that goes into your computer or wall-charging adapter. The other end is a USB Micro-B connector (for use with most Android™ devices).

BigMouth Inc Original Wine Bottle Glass – “I only have time for ONE glass of wine”($17.99 USD) — This hilarious wine glass holds an entire 750mL bottle of wine—or just one glass. Even the busiest people carve out some time for a sip or 47. A viral sensation, our patented Wine Bottle Glass design has been featured on the Today Show, The Tonight Show, and more.

Learn more at http://www.bigmouthinc.com

 

Revell Snaptite Build and Play Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Resistance A-wing Fighter ($19.99 USD) —Battle the forces of the first order with the resistance A-wing fighter! This detailed authentic movie 85-1639 kit includes 25 easy snap together pieces. Features a battle ready pilot, light up engines and battle-action sounds.You are now ready to recreate your own great movie scenes from Star Wars: the last Jedi!

Revell Snaptite Build and Play Star Wars: The Last Jedi! First Order Heavy Assault At-M6 Walker ($19.99 USD) —Drive the Assault on the resistance troops with the first order heavy Assault at-m6 Walker. This impressive, highly detailed 85-1649 kit includes 46 easy snap together pieces and features a light up cannon blaster.Battle action sounds and full-motion Positionable head, legs and feet.Buy more than one to recreate your favorite movie battle scene from Star Wars: the last Jedi!

Revell Snaptite Build and Play Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter($19.99 USD) —Track down the resistance with Kylo Ren’s personal tie fighter! Highly detailed 85-1647 kit includes 20 easy snap together pieces and is loaded with features. Including Kylo Ren, light up engine, battle action sound and opening cockpit hatch. You are not ready to hunt down the enemy and play out movie scenes from Star Wars: the last Jedi!

Purchase on Amazon

Papyrus Santa’s On His Way Boxed Holiday Cards ($18.95 USD) — The moon shines down on a snowy landscape while Santa waves as he flies by on this delightful holiday card that really captures the anticipation of Christmas Eve.

Herbie & Friends Letters to Santa (Set of 10, $7.95 on sale for $3.98) —  Send your wish list to Santa or a letter to loved ones on these lined sheets. The festive Christmas themed border is sure to put anyone in a holiday mood.

Penguins in Card Sound & Light Christmas Card ($9.95 USD) — Send your loved one this adorable Christmas card that lights up and plays a commercial on the radio.

Available at http://www.papyrusonline.com and great stores everywhere!

What fun finds have you discovered for the holidays?

 

 

 

Looking For A Tasty Mother’s Day Gift? Try GourmetGiftBaskets.com

I think food gifts are such a fun way to show the ladies in your life that you care on Mother’s Day!  I know my mom loves receiving treats!
One of the top online gift giving sites, GourmetGiftBaskets.com, has just released several new items to truly delight any mom or grandma — from those who became moms (or grandmas) for the first time over the past year to those who have been mothering kids for more than 75 years!
Here are some of their brand new 2017 Mother’s Day offerings:
Mother’s Day Brownie Cake
NEW! Mother’s Day Brownie Cake, ($49.99 USD) —Looking for a Mother’s Day gift, but you want something that’s not so predictable? Get her this scrumptious Mother’s Day Brownie Cake! This 12-inch delight will arrive to her door just as fresh as if you had picked it up from the bakery. It also has a special Mother’s Day message for Mom on top, reminding her that you’re crazy about her. 
This is delicious!  The frosting is soft and the browning part is good, and sweet.
Love for Mom Cookie Gift Box

NEW! Love for Mom Cookie Gift Box ( $29.99 USD) —Cookie-craving Moms will get a great surprise this year with this gift box. GourmetGiftBaskets.com has created this gorgeous gift showcasing six different varieties of gourmet offerings: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudge Brownie Cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies, Pecan Sandy Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and Peanut Butter Cookies. There’s something for almost every Mom here!
I haven’t tried these, but they look amazing and if your mom loves cookies, this would be perfect!
Happy Mother’s Day Gift Basket
NEW! Happy Mother’s Day Gift Basket, ($69.99 USD) –Pampering Mom’s tastebuds has elevated to a new level in 2017 with this basket — a stunning arrangement of tea essentials. This beauty features a keepsake “Awesome Mom” mug, two types of tea, sweet sugar sticks, and gourmet cookies. She’ll think of you as she’s enjoying cup after cup of relaxing tea alone or with her friends. There’s plenty to share.
This is is such a pretty gift basket!  I’m giving one to my mother-in-law because she loves tea and cookies.

To see the full selection of Mother’s Day gift ideas (baskets, towers, cakes and more), click here.

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Summer Fun and Grandparent’s Day Gift Ideas From GourmetGiftBaskets.c​om

I love giving gifts that are curated nicely and include a variety of goodies.  I think that they are so thoughtful!

Gourmetgiftbaskets.com puts together gifts for every occasion and just because gifts for the special people in your life.

I was sent the following products for my honest review:

Arts & Crafts Care Package
Arts & Crafts Care Package

Arts & Crafts Care Package ($39.99 USD) — The arts and crafts care package will keep your creative kid entertained and enthralled! There is something for every hour of the day in this ideal care package designed to provide quiet and engaging activities alone or to share with friends. Included This care package will be a welcome surprise for the artsy child in your life! It can be a camp care package, but I think that it is just as fun for back to school or the holidays. Includes:

· Fine Point Washable Markers – 12 Piece Set – 12 colored markers that will brighten any day. · Scribble Pad of Paper – 60 Sheets – 9″ x 12″ – A blank canvas waiting for doodles and drawings. · Pencil – This bendable pencil not only gets the trick done when it comes to writing, but it is also a toy at the same time.
· Pencil Sharpener – You’ll find this essential item in any good care package for campers! · Make Your Own Sticker Kit – Their amazing art work can be stuck on anything they choose with this easy to use kit. · Lanyard Set – A colorful array of lanyards with which to weave and make fun jewelry. · Swirl Art – Create your very own marbled paper with this travel size toy. · Spiral Art – Create crazy shapes in all different sizes and colors with the spiral graph art kit. · Scratch-a-Sketch – Although it appears to be black, scratch away at the surface and expose beautiful colors underneath. · Magic Foam – Wet the pieces of foam and then craft away.  Once dry, it will stay in the position you created. · Design-A-Mug Velvet – 3 Designs – This mug has three different velvet scenes that you can color in with markers to create your preferred landscape as you drink your beverage. · Neon Scribble Slate – This colorful scribble pad makes writing that much more fun.
· Fuzzy Face Pocket Travel – Use the magnetic wand to make a funny face, shake to clear it and start again.

This has been fun for my whole family.  The also have more crafty baskets on the website.

 

Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket
Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket

Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket ($69.99 USD) — The Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket is crammed with the best microbrews of the season! Bursting with light, fruity flavors, these highly anticipated beers are the cream of the crop. We’ve designed our beer basket for beer lovers from all walks of life. The one thing they have in common is their desire to enjoy all the good things the warm weather brings. We’ve paired these beers with our hand-selected, premium snacks. Each snack delivers a crunch that highlights the nuanced flavors of the beers. Included:

Fresh Slice White IPA by Otter Creek Brewing – This light IPA combines the delicate flavor of the hops with hints of spice, clementines, and Bavarian yeast. Summer Session Ale by Peak Organic Brewery – This citrusy, eco-friendly ale uses locally sourced wheat. Lemongrass Luau by Kona Brewing Company – This beer brewed with lemongrass transports anyone to the tropical Hawaiian Islands.  Summertime Kölsch by Goose Island Beer Co. – This golden Kölsch reminds us of rich caramel, pine, and hints of sweet citrus. Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy by The Traveler Beer Co. – This shandy mixes lemonade with a premium beer, just like they do in Germany. Summerhook by Redhook Brewery – Bursting with hearty rye flavors this beer is a summertime must-have! Hickory Maple Bacon Kettle Corn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.8 oz. – Bacon makes everything better – and our popcorn is no exception! Peppered Beef Jerky by Divine Bovine – 2 oz. – Wash this peppery beef jerky down with a few swallows of your favorite summer beer. Chichester Snack Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company – 2 oz. – This delicious snack mix features crunchy cheese crackers, crispy pretzels, and salty nuts. Roasted & Salted Peanuts by J&R Gourmet – 2 oz. – Roasted and salted peanuts are a classic complement to any beer! Honey Mustard Popcorn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.1 oz. – Sharp mustard is sweetened with honey to make this crispy popcorn flavor.

This is an amazing gift (or get it for yourself).  I have been enjoying a new beer each night and they are all amazing!  The snacks are yummy, too!

Grandparents Day Gift Basket
Grandparents Day Gift Basket

Grandparents Day Gift Basket($69.99 USD) — Special people deserve special gifts! That’s why, for Grandparents Day this year, we created this gorgeous arrangement that’s full of irresistible gourmet foods. Inside a classic picnic basket is an artful arrangement of fresh orchard fruits, classic Vermont cheddar cheese, and chocolate covered treats, creating a thoughtful gift that’s perfect for showing your grandparent just how much they mean to you! Included:

 Fresh Orchard Fruits
· Hors D’oeuvre Deli Style Crackers by Partners – 4.9 oz.
· Classic Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese by Cabot – 8 oz.
· Fuji Apple Crunch Dried Fruit by Sensible Foods – 12 g
· Garlic Summer Sausage by Nueske – 10 oz.
· Chichester Snack Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company – 2 oz.
· Roasted and Salted Peanuts by J&R Gourmet – 2 oz.
· Pretzel Twists by Auntie Trudie’s – 3 oz.
· (5) Assorted Hard Candies by Hillside Candy

Grandparents Day is September 11th.  This wonderful assortment of goodies is perfect for any grandparent or special person in your life!  It is really fun to receive such a thoughtful and tasty gift.  The basket is so cute, too.  Their is also a grandparents gift set with wine on the site, look it up!

I have to say that my family enjoyed all of these gift baskets.  And, there are so much more on their site, http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com.  Check them out!

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Fun Food Gifts

Food gifts are a tasty way to show how much you care for someone. Special food goes hand and hand with the holidays and giving a treat is such a fun idea!

Below are three companies that make amazing treats for everyone on your list:

GourmetGiftBaskets.com Santa Cookie Cake
GourmetGiftBaskets.com Santa Cookie Cake

GourmetGiftBaskets.com Santa Cookie Cake ($34.99 USD) — Make this season extra sweet with this delightful Christmas treat! We’ve loaded this 12-inch cookie cake with rich chocolate chips and hand decorated with sweet frosting, creating a holiday dessert that’s impossible to resist!

This cookie cake is so yummy!  The frosting was soft and it tasted really fresh.  On the website, it says that it can ship tomorrow and you can get it quickly!

Purchase at http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com for this and much more!

Love, Cooke
Love, Cookie

Love, Cookie — What sweeter way to celebrate the holiday season than by gifting and indulging in treats from the Love, Cookie brand. Handmade in small batches by Baker Maid, a fourth generation, family owned New Orleans-based confection company known for its cookies and cakes.

The Love, Cookie collection comes in eight varieties of melt-in-your-mouth flavors made from only the finest ingredients available. The cookies come in Almond Toffee Crunch, Espresso Chocolate Chip, Midnight Almond, Chocolate Chip, Lemon Cooler, Butter Pecan Praline, Dark Chocolate Orange and Dark Chocolate Mint. I love the Espresso Chocolate Chip the most, but all are so yummy!

Affordably priced at $3.99 Love, Cookie is conveniently available throughout the Gulf South region in supermarkets like Rouses, Robert’s Market, Breaux Mart, Dorignac’s, Langenstein’s and Maxwell’s, as well as many other fine grocery chains. You can also buy online at http://lovecookie.com

Wine of The Month Club Vintner's Own Gift Basket
Wine of The Month Club Vintner’s Own Gift Basket

Wine of The Month Club Vintner’s Own Gift Basket ($89 USD) — Want to impress? Elegance meets rustic in this loaded tin gift basket. Two hand selected California wines supply the fun and a variety of top shelf goodies finish it off. All delivered in a rustic steel bin that would be a nice addition to any kitchen.

Gift includes: One Bottle Wheelhouse Cabernet Sauvignon (California), Backstory Merlot (California), Herb Marinated Olives, Cheese Knife, Busetto Salami, Bruschetta Mix, Fruit and Nut Mix, Dried Apricots, Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares, Brie Cheese Spread, Marinated Olives, Almond Roca Cookies, and Water Crackers all delivered in a dimpled tin rustic basket.

This and many other gift ideas are available at www.wineofthemonthclub.com/