Flameless Candles Flicker Like Real Candles Without The Mess

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Candle Impressions Mirage LED Wax Pillar Candles With Timer – $19.99 – $22.99

These new Candle Impressions Mirage LED Wax Candles from Bed Bath and Beyond offer all the warm, romantic flickering light that a real candle gives off, only without all the mess from melting wax.  They also operate on a timer so they will politely turn themselves off unlike real candles.

When I first saw these in a window display at a high end patio furniture at night, I wondered why the shop keepers would leave candles burning at night when the store was closed.  The candles seemed to have a real flickering flame.  Little did I know that they were these Mirage LED candles made from real wax.

Bed Bath & Beyond is offering these same candles at $19.99 – $22.99 each.  What a fabulous gift idea for house warming, birthdays or even the holidays.

Delight coffee & tea fanatics with this double-wall glass travel mug

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Aqua Ovo Therm-O Terra Glass Travel Mug – $30.00 at Orangeandpear.com

There’s a reason why you will find a Starbucks or Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on just about every city corner.  It’s because they’ve done a great job creating addicts out of us.  And it’s more than just an addiction…it’s almost the habit of taking that sip of coffee or tea makes us feel like our day can get started off on the right foot.  And just like we have our favorite coffee and tea flavors, we can also have our favorite drinking receptacles.

Such a hallowed ritual deserves a fitting accessory.  This double wall borosilicate glass travel mug is not only eco-chic, it sophisticated and multi-functional.  It comes with a tea strainer and splash guard all packaged up in a beautiful package worthy of gift giving.  The double wall construction provides maximum insulation will keeping your fingers protected from the heat of hot beverages or from icy cold drinks.

Another nice benefit to drinking from glass containers is that glass will not produce any odors or alter the flavor as aluminum or plastic can do.

Glass tumblers/travel mugs also make wonderful business gifts.  Add a company logo to this Bohme double wall travel tumbler and delight your employees & clients.

Not just any chocolate

ChocoVivo whole bean chocolate gift box

ChocoVivo gift set – $50.00

Perfect for chocolate lovers and foodies alike, this delectable chocolate gift set from ChocoVivo will bring sheer delight your gift recipient.  What makes ChocoVivo’s chocolate so unique is that it’s stone ground using methods dating back 2000 years ago and is made from only 100% whole beans and whole ingredients.  Because it is minimally processed, it retains it’s nutritional value and you can taste the real complexity of the chocolate.  With unique flavors like almonds and sea salt, Mayan Tradition (cinnamony & spicy), Shangri-La (notes of sesame & Goji berry) or some of their limited edition flavors, your taste buds will be taken on a journey to chocolate heaven.  *Chocolate is also perfect for corporate gift giving. Here are some custom logo chocolate ideas.*

Alexa Rodulfo special edition scented candles – simultaneously give a gift & a mitzvah

SPECIAL EDITION BOIS DE TAU CANDLE – $69.00

After owning a successful salon in Mexico, Alexa Rodulfo ventured to the States, initially making her mark in the city of New York as a hair & makeup artist.  She developed a following by the world’s most beautiful and stylish women including Ivanka Trump, Margherita Missoni and Carolina Herrera.  In 2009 Alexa branched out again by creating the Alexa Rodulfo candle collection.  And she’s certainly got the golden touch in this new venture as well. Made in France, the BOIS DE TAU candle is one of several limited edition candles produced for the Ricky Martin Foundation. It is a captivating blend of Nutmeg, Cumin and Cardamom, mixed in with the organic odors of Rose and Carnations. The base notes of the candle are perfectly intermingled combination of Cistus, Cedar wood and Cashmere wood – A true delight for the senses.  Proceeds will benefit RMF’s work on behalf of children and young people around the globe.

Chevron Stripe Personalized Stationery Note Cards – a thoughtful & unique gift

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Chevron Stripe Personalized Stationery Note Cards – Set of 12 – Choose Your Colors – $22.00

Make a bold statement with this set of 12 personalized stationery note cards. An over-sized chevron design combined with bright and bold colors makes this a fun note to send. Choose from several color combinations. Printed on white linen card stock, these note cards come accompanied by 12 white linen envelopes.

Loop Candelabra + Flower Vase by UK design duo Daniel Black and Martin Blum

Loop Candlabra / Candle Holder – $28.00

Simple and beautiful, the Loop Candelabra, from UK design duo Daniel Black and Martin Blum, is made by bending a piece of chromed steel tube to create two intertwined candleholders. Use them individually, or cluster the candleholders for a dramatic effect. Each candelabra holds two standard-sized candles (not included). Grand Designs Awards 07 Winner – Best Home Accessory.  Each piece is entirely handmade.

Black+Blum, Flower Loop Vase, 12.9 x 5x 5.43 inch – $36.00

An elegant yet minimal flower vase made from free flowing steel wire. The form looks appealingly simple and unique from every angle. It can be used individually or interlinked to create a cluster. Flower Loop is inspired by the Fibonacci curve that is seen throughout nature and looks correct and balanced to the human eye. A removable water tube for easy refilling and a very high quality artificial cala lily which complements the design are included.

Oster Electric Wine-Bottle Opener & Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator – two excellent gift options for wine enthusiasts

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Oster Electric Wine-Bottle Opener with 4.5 stars on Amazon – $19.94

There’s just something about opening a bottle of wine. The ceremonial quality of removing the cork truly indicates it’s time to unwind. Whether relaxing solo after a long day at the office or hosting an intimate dinner soiree or holiday party, Oster’s electric wine bottle opener makes it easy to start the evening off in sophisticated style.  Designed to fit all traditional wine bottles, the electric wine bottle opener offers the same portable, cordless convenience as other wine bottle openers, but with the added benefit of sleek presentation and fast, effortless performance, opening a bottle in a matter of seconds.

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Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator also rated with 4.5 stars on Amazon – $50.00

Easily and conveniently enhance the flavor, bouquet, and finish of any wine with Vinturi’s Essential Wine Aerator. Wine needs to breathe to allow it to open up, release its intended aromas, and of course, make it taste better. Vinturi’s patent-pending design speeds up this process by instantly aerating with ease and convenience in the time it takes to pour a glass of wine. Hold the aerator over a glass and pour wine through for instant aeration. It mixes the proper amount of air in the right amount of time. Made of acrylic, the aerator comes with a no-drip stand.

Please the gadget-fan in your life with Thinksound ts02 8mm High Definition Passive Noise Isolating Wooden Headphones

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Thinksound ts02+mic Wooden Headphone with microphone – $80.00

The ts02+mic flaunts a reduced speaker diameter and housing size to provide better ergonomics, upgraded acoustics, and a wider sound-stage. These stylish headphones also feature PVC-Free cables and a hand-crafted, sustainable wood housing for more accurate sound reproduction.  Works with most phones and MP3 devices.

Jonathan Adler gold bird bowl – a tasteful gift for the stylish

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Jonathan Adler Gold Bird Bowl – $108.00

Jonathan Adler received his first order for pottery from Barneys New York in 1994.  Since then his designs have grown to become an internationally recognized lifestyle and home furnishings brand. Jonathan Adler is known for a design aesthetic which pairs modernist forms with bold colors and groovy graphics.  This beautiful, gold bird bowl is the smallest of 3 sizes that are available from the famed designer.  Made from high-fired stoneware with a gold glaze, it stands 6-inches tall by 8-inches long.  Also available in platinum.

Get clean with pink frosted layer cake and amazing grace – sweet gifts from Philosophy

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Pink frosted layer cake shower gel | shampoo | bubble bath – $20.99

There’s something about a pink frosted layer cake that brings instant happiness and smiles to people of all ages. Philosophy’s high-foaming shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath brings the deliciously sweet scent of a pink frosted layer cake right to your shower. You can’t help but experience pure joy from the scrumptious smell as you work up a rich, creamy lather from head to toe. Wrap it up with a bow for a perfect gift.

amazing grace | gift set | philosophy – $33.00

Give the gift of amazing grace, this gift set contains the popular perfumed shampoo, bath & shower gel 4 oz.; perfumed hair conditioner 4 oz.; perfumed, firming body emulsion 4 oz.; and perfumed hot salt body scrub 6 oz. Continue reading “Get clean with pink frosted layer cake and amazing grace – sweet gifts from Philosophy” »