Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be easier than you think. Here is some help to guide you in making excellent choices that will delight and amaze all of your favorite people this year!

For the photographer on your holiday list, check out Lensbaby’s Sol 45 lens. Powerful, intuitive and easy to use, this lens is for every level of photographer from novice to pro. It is a 45mm fixed f/3.5 selective focus lens that creates a tack sharp circular area of focus surrounded by smooth blur and stunning bokeh. It is easy to choose where to focus the circle and where to enjoy the blur. Give your favorite prodigy or pro the gift of creativity this season. It is lightweight and compact, so there is sure to be space in any camera bag for this gem. At the wallet-friendly price of $199.95, you can find the Sol 45 at www.lensbaby.com.

For the person who has everything, check out the GLO Lit Teeth Whitening Device Tech Kit. This innovative, clinically proven teeth whitening device has Bluetooth connectivity. It is the only at home teeth whitening device to combine professional elements of heat and blue LED light to give faster, visible results without sensitivity. The GLO Whitening App lets you preview results, schedule treatments, get reminders, track progress and much more. (GLO Lit Teeth Whitening Device Tech Kit, $149.00, https://gloscience.com/)

Everyone wants a little extra heat on a cold winter’s evening. Hammacher Schlemmer offers a safe and easy to use space heater--The Best Tower Heater (Item # 95252) that warms the entire room in a very short time.

This model oscillates and can be controlled by a simple-to-use remote that requires two AAA batteries. Featuring a programmable thermostat, LCD display panel and a timer that can be set for up to eight hours, the mid-sized, light weight unit (23" H x 6 1/2" W x 6" D.; 6 1/2 lbs.) has two heat settings.

Created with safety in mind, the unit is designed to automatically shut off if tipped over and has been constructed with a metal housing that stays cool even when in operation. This unit earned Hammacher Schlemmer’s Best Rating.

As with all items purchased from Hammacher Schlemmer, the space heater comes with a Lifetime Guarantee (for its normal life under standard, non-commercial use). This means that should any product fail to meet expectations, Hammacher Schlemmer will replace it or refund the cost of the item less shipping and service fees. Returns older than one year will be credited in form of a gift certificate.

Available online from Hammacher Schlemmer (www.hammacher.com), The Best Tower Heater has a list price of $79.99. A 4 Pack AAA Batteries can be purchased for an additional $4.95.

Continuing the subject of heat, especially during these cold winter months, Hammacher Schlemmer offers The Icelandic Sheep Wool Blanket (Item 86257). Perfect for those nippy afternoons or evenings when sitting on the couch gets a bit cooler than one would ideally prefer, this blanket offers warmth and stylish cozy luxury. The extraordinary blanket is also large enough and gentle enough to be placed atop a down comforter to provide an extra layer of heat when sleeping.

Woven by hand from the fleece of Iceland’s renowned sheep this knitted throw blanket is comfortable, lightweight (under 2 lbs.) and soft. The blanket measures 79"-long and 51"-wide and features fringed ends.

This item is Dry Clean Only and, as with all items purchased from Hammacher Schlemmer, comes with a Lifetime Guarantee (for its normal life under standard, non-commercial use). This means that should any product fail to meet expectations, Hammacher Schlemmer will replace it or refund the cost of the item less shipping and service fees. Returns older than one year will be credited in form of a gift certificate.

Available online from Hammacher Schlemmer (www.hammacher.com), The Icelandic Sheep Wool Blanket has a list price of $149.99. Gift wrap is an additional $7.95.

For the tea lover on your list, Adagio Tea has something for everyone. The Adagio Teas Tea Advent Calendar is brilliant, with 24 delicious options, one for each and every day leading up to Christmas. Another delightful gift is the Sweet Tooth Teas set, bringing dessert to a new level with these tasty treats. The loose leaf tea varieties include chocolate chip, tiger eye, cream and caramel. One of our personal favorites is the Sweet Medley set. These gourmet teas are ideal for any situation and come in a lovely display box. Whether you’d like to introduce someone to a variety of teas or you’d like to gift an experienced tea lover with an array of favorites, you can’t go wrong by heading to www.adagio.com.

For the techie on your list, Mi Box S is powered by Android TV and is easy to use. It supports Google Assistant and Chromecast as well as delivers a world of content that the whole family can enjoy. It is compatible with thousands of apps, giving you access to tons of premium video services and a constant stream of fresh new content. With the Google Assistant, you can quickly access entertainment, get answers and control devices around your home. It is a deal for just $48.98 and can be found at walmart.com, as well as Mi Smart Plug, which lets you control your home appliances remotely. This amazing device allows you to configure your own automatic settings, allowing you to do things like set your lights to switch on before you come home from work. And you never have to second guess whether you remembered to turn off an appliance or lights, as you can use the Mi app to turn things off remotely. At $10.98, this is a great gift for everyone on your list!

Boscia Botanical Science has a full array of gifts at various levels of cost. There are three standouts for the beauty enthusiast in your life that we’re enamored with. The first is The Gift of Whoa: A Boscia Oddly Satisfying Kit. Peel away dirt, junk and deep down gunk and start the new year off right with soft, smooth skin. This two piece limited-edition skincare kit costs $25 and includes Baby Soft Foot Peel and Pore Purifying Black Charcoal Strips. Boscia Making Spirits Bright is another wonderful, limited edition kit. It contains Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask, MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil, Purifying Cleansing Gel and Cactus Water Moisturizer for extreme purity and ultra-hydration. It is perfect to refine the appearance of pores, eliminate impurities and plumps skin for a fresh looking complexion. The cost is $42. Don’t forget Oh What Fun: A Boscia Magic of Masking Kit. Priced at $34, the magic of masking comes to life to provide skin feeling plump, refined and hydrated. Boost skin clarity and reveal a healthy, glowing complexion using Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask, Mermaid Fire and Ice Cryosea Peel-Off Mask and Charcoal Pore Pudding. All three sets can be found at www.Boscia.com.

One of the most exciting gifts a person could receive is an item from BKR, a cult favorite brand developed in 2011 which aims to make drinking water blissful and easy using glass water bottles that are sustainable and eco at the core. The Big Spiked Sloane Kiss Kit is like giving someone the ultimate hydration inside and out. Perfect for travel, at your desk, at the gym and anywhere on the go, this Kiss Kit also has the much talked about Paris Water Balm Original Lip Gloss which attaches to the Sloane bottle via the compact cap, which is included. The Sloane is a gorgeous spiny style in an opaque foggy grey lilac. Find it for $64, and a bunch of other gifts at www.mybkr.com.

For the savvy skincare expert on your list, LightStim for Wrinkles is an amazing gift! This innovative technology delivers light energy in a similar way plants absorb light energy from the sun. LightStim emits UV-free, beneficial energy to the skin, resulting in reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, temporarily increasing blood circulation and instrumental in treating mild to moderate acne. Find it at www.lightstim.com for $249 and free shipping.

For the fan of luscious showers and baths, the name is LUSH and the products are natural, incredible and highly sought after. Be a gift giving guru with their pre-packaged and wrapped gift sets like Sparkle. The perfect gift for your favorite teacher, babysitter or secret Santa, it contains two top shower treats. Happy Shower Gel is a sweet, citrus sudser that will elevate the morning show with a blend of Sicilian lemon, sweet wild orange and Neroli oils. It softens the skin with sea salt and soothing walnut leaf-dandelion root infusion. The second part is Baked Alaska, a treat for the shower. Outside is a layer of real popping candy onto of a blend of cocoa butter and coconut oil and soy milk. The fragrances of ylang ylang and lemon myrtle oils are sure to delight! (Sparkle is $19.95 at Lush.com).

Another perfect gift is Honey, powered by Lush’s ever popular Honey I Washed The Kids Soap scent. They’ll swoon to the sweet scent of toffee in the shower gel, bar soap and buttery body butter plus Honey Lip Scrub. And you’ll love the price point of $39.95 at Lush.com.

If you’re looking to purchase a bass for that special someone, Reverend has numerous options that allow players to drive a band with its low end thump—the Decision P, the Raymond, the Tirad, the Basshouser Fatfish 32, the Mike Watt Wattplower, the Mercalli 5, the Thundergun, Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship and many more. You can’t go wrong with any of these instruments.

The Dub King (Mfg # DKRO) is one of Reverend’s most aesthetically pleasing models. It features a semi-hollowbody construction. The bass has a single f-hole that reveals the hollowed upper body and a single cutaway. Its build is stylistically similar to that of a Telecaster. The lower cutaway is nicely recessed for excellent access to the highest fret.

Reverend offers both set-neck and bolt-on basses. The Dub King is from the Set-Neck Series. The bass is easy to play with a fast-playing neck. The frets are rounded perfectly. This bass is well-balanced especially when on the strap.

The bass does not have active electronics, it is passive and features a paid of the company’s own brand of pickups. The Dub King’s pickup pan control allows the player to blend the two pickups with one knob. It also delivers tones across the spectrum—warm, bright, punchy, ringing, low, growling, muffled, subdued and everything in between. The instrument also has excellent sound clarity and sustain.

Please Note: Reverend’s guitars and basses are manufactured in Korea by the Mirr Music Co.

This bass features:

 BODY: Semi-Hollow Korina, Solid Spruce Top

 PICKUPS: Thick Brick Bridge, Split Brick Neck

 BRIDGE: String-thru-body or Top-load, 3/4" spacing.

 NECK: 5-Piece Korina/Walnut

 SCALE: 30"

 NECK PROFILE: Medium Oval

 FINGERBOARD: Blackwood Tek - 12" Radius

 FRETS: 21 Frets

 TRUSS ROD: Dual Action, Headstock Access

 TUNERS: Hipshot Ultralight, 1/2" Dia. Shaft

 NUT: 42mm width, Boneite

 CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, Pickup Pan

 STRINGS: 45-100

 CASE: Lg Two-Toned Teardrop (Available Separately)

Available at better music stores and online, the Reverend Dub King Bass has a list price of $1199.99 but can be purchased at most dealers for $999.99.

If you want to be the gift guru, head to www.ernolaszlo.com , where you will find luxurious presents for your favorite recipients! The legacy of Dr. Erno Laszlo is huge, from his work with celebrities like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Jackie Onassis. His work with bold ladies and finding the best options in skin care lives on from 1927 to today. Check out the Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment ($88), aka The Famous Pink Mask, which is an iconic, natural hydrator that cools and delivers vital nutrients to refresh and improve the appearance of fine lines. Skin looks younger and re-energized and the results are immediate and last for a few days. The Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask cools, brightens, firms and revitalizes. This silky, all in one hydrogel eye patch is made up of a powerhouse of ingredients to improve the appearance of under eye dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles ($38). Another treat is the Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar. This iconic Laszlo-original cleansing bar boasts the uniquely therapeutic benefits of Dead Sea mud, a mineral rich miracle of nature, to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate skin.

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