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Susan Hornik's Hollywood Gift Guide


As we all know, something it's really hard to pick just the right present! With so many choices for holiday gift giving, Discover Hollywood's Susan Hornik put together our "Holiday Gift Guide," a lovely array of unique gift ideas for anyone on your "special someone" list. Whether it's for your sweet friend, loyal wife/hubby, fantastic mom or adorable grandchild, we have handpicked some wonderful picks for you! 'Tis the season, so if you are looking for inspiration during one of the most special times of the year, try these thoughtful ideas!

 

 

For Her

 

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's Day is approaching, not just any flowers will do! Olyve (http://www.olyve.com) is launching a limited-edition bouquet, specially curated to evoke the romantic sensations of the season. Those feeling extra flirty can add some oomph to the traditional candy and card combo and upgrade their fresh garden roses to include gourmet Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolate Ganaches. And they can be delivered right to your Hollywood home!          

Do you love glass jewelry?  Liz Mitchell, (http://www.lizmitchelldesigns.com)  a North Carolina-based glass artist, makes her own glass beads, which she incorporates in her original jewelry designs. So beautiful! T he resulting work is colorful jewelry that is simple, yet elegant. Liz says, "My intention is to create jewelry that women enjoy wearing and that enhances their own beauty."

 

I loved the new Farmhouse Fresh Holiday-scented Cozy Candles, (http://www.farmhousefreshgoods.com) which come dressed up in decorative knitted sweaters. Each scent, Spiced Rum & Bunny Slippers and Home Fir the Holidays, brings those warm and fuzzy feelings of the holiday season. The company also has makes hydrating skin cream that will help with your dry skin due to the cooler Hollywood winter air- Marshmallow Melt Shea Butter & All Purpose Balm.

 

If you are looking for something beautiful to wear around Hollywood, look  no further than Lisa & Lucy , (http://www.lisaandlucyny.com) contemporary fashion collection, which pays tribute to creative director Geneva Goldsmith's mother, Lisa and grandmother, Lucy. These timeless New York beauties had style and helped shape Geneva both personally and professionally. This new contemporary collection focuses on all women with its flattering silhouettes, while offering sizes XS through 3X, meeting the demands of modern girls everywhere. The stunning collection includes gorgeous blouses and dresses. Pieces range in price from $78 to $128.

 

If you know a Hollywood gal who loves technology, she might appreciate the Mighty Purse, a stylish purse which actually charges your phone while you are on the go! The purse features a hidden lightweight battery inside, and you can easily recharge your Apple or Android phone whenever you can't plug in to the wall. What will they will think of next?! (http://www.mighty-purse.com)

 

Jewel toned (http://www.shopjeweltoned.com) make pretty body shapewear.  A veteran Hollywood lingerie expert, founder Rachael McCrary realized her friends all had one intimate apparel problem in common - feeling bad and uncomfortable in their shapewear. A better option didn't exist, so she created Jewel Toned. The result? Shapewear that isn't quite underwear, and isn't quite outerwear. Perfect for women who make their own rules. 

 

 

Dr. Robert Youngs , a Hollywood acupuncturist, specializes in women's issues. An expert in traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), he also produces his own line of dietary supplements and aromatherapy that support women's health and sports. Some great gift options for the holidays, include Immune Builder, always applicable for the winter season, traveling, etc.; Skin Clear, in case stress levels start showing up on the face; and Room sprays for Abundance (http://www.robertyoungsacupuncture.com)and Focus.

 

Touch by Alyssa Milano (http://www.touchbyajm,com) is theperfect gift for female sports lovers who also love to look stylish while cheering on her favorite teams. Created by the veteran Hollywood actress, Touch offers women a fashion alternative this NFL season with official NFLPA-licensed fashion tops and hoodies that feature many of their favorite players' names and numbers. Prices range from $30- $80.

 

The Hair Pillow ($65, http://www.lifestylepillows.com)  Inspired by the traditional headrests used by a Japanese Geisha, the Pillow is uniquely shaped to help women preserve their hairstyles overnight, while at the same time offering a comfortable night's sleep. Made with a breathable 233 thread count, smooth cotton outer shell, The Pillow also has satin pillow cases ($25) available to help prevent hair breakage and dryness, restoring moisture to the hair while also preventing sleep wrinkles. The Hair Pillow makes a great gift  this holiday season for the girls who always who want flawless  hair, and makes a great stocking stuffer!

 

HADRY is the ultimate fashion accessory to spare your hair while in the sun and water. When the words "hair" and "dry" are combined, HADRY uses an innovative fabric to protect hair from the elements, which locks out the humidity, is breathable, and is also water resistant (while both keeping hair dry and protecting it from harmful UV rays). (http://www.hadry.co)

 

Hawaiian Tropic Apparel  offers a uniquely indulgent experience that awakens the senses and transports you to a beautiful place far beyond Hollywood! As the Hawaiian Tropic™ suntan  oil brand continues to grow, and extend into the apparel category, the designs blend sultry hues, rich textures and exclusive prints for a look that is sophisticated, fun and comfortable. (http://www.hawaiiantropic.com)

 

For the Gal Who Loves Beauty Products!

 

The new Skin Perfecter by Le Mieux Cosmeticswww.skinperfecter.com) ​uses professional-strength ultrasonic waves to deeply clean your skin. This handheld tool exfoliates pores and infuses skin with serums and topical treatments. Resonating at an 28,000 vibrations per second, the Skin Perfecter  is easy to use and never requires brushes, cartridges, or discs.  

 

Want beautiful skin for your Hollywood holiday event? Experience the firming and lifting benefits of Spirulina Maxima, Erno Laszlo's (http://www.ernolaszo.com) essential 4 piece ritual set, which contains a Firmarine Treatment Bar, Face and Eye Serum and targeted Neck Cream to visibly rejuvenate and lift the complexion.

 

Sometimes you need a break, and Reset Yourself, isyour journey towards renewed strength, youth and vitality! Based on a Hair Mineral Analysis that is tailor-made to you and your body's needs, Reset Yourself also provides detox clea nses and an all natural skincare line. (http://www.resetyourself.com)

 

Ever wonder why Hollywood celebs have that flawless look on the red carpet? They might well be usingOxygenetix, (http://www.oxygenetix.com) a breakthrough foundation to cover, help heal and minimize - even eliminate - procedural scars. Designed for doctors, the Breathable foundation covers and treats a wide variety of skin problems: skin injuries, wounds, rashes, cracked, dry skin, acne scars, rosacea and other skin conditions. On post-surgical scars, patients are re-assured and impressed that after care includes safely camouflaging any evidence of surgery.

 

The Starlight Collection by OPI brings a constellation of color to nails and toes for Holiday 2015. This new collection of 18 limited-edition nail lacquers and GelColors sends style into the stratosphere with hues as glittery as the night sky, as deep as space itself, and as riveting as a romance written in the stars. Price: $9.50.  (Available at http://www.opi.com)

 

Iluminage , a luxurious satin-soft eye mask specially woven with copper infused fibers, helps maintain skin's youthful appearance. Proven to help reduce and rejuvenate the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks, it can be worn each night to help achieve results. Hand wash with mild detergent and lay flat to dry.

Price: $35, (Available at http://www.iluminage.com)

 

The Alterna Haircare Moisture Transformation Kit is a portable 4-piece set that instantly transforms, dull, damaged tresses into strong, radiant hair. Ideal for travel, th e kit includes mini versions of Caviar Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, Overnight Hair Rescue and Working Hair Spray. All formulas incorporate Alterna's proprietary Age-Control Complex® with Caviar Extract and Vitamin C to address natural, chemical and environmental aging and instantly revitalize hair while infusing deep hydration and vital nutrients. Available at Hollywood's Sephora location. (http://www.sephora.com)

 

Drew Barrymore's FLOWER Fragrance Discovery Set is specifically created for the modern day "every" woman who juggles love, friends, family, work... life. All three of the scents included in the FLOWER Fragrance Collection capture the joy of life and love, in all of its meanings. Change your scent as often as you change your mood. Wear alone or combine throughout the day so your fragrance evolves with you. (http://www.flowerbeauty.com)

 

SkinCeuticals Age-Defying Laser + Antioxidant System is the first-of-its-kind kit which combines the Tria Age-Defying Laser with SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic and Resveratrol B E, for a nightly regimen that works in conjunction to diminish wrinkles and improve overall evenness and texture, while minimizing the irritation and discomfort typically associated with laser treatments. With the application, users see a significant improvement over standard results. The system works to complement and maintain the results of professional treatments performed in-office. (Available athttp://www.skinceuticals.com)

 

TheCaudalie Mask Trio purifies, treat and moisturizes your skin with these three quick-acting face masks. The trio includes Caudalie's new, full-size Instant Detox Mask, which eliminates toxins and impurities, and travel-size versions of the Glycolic Peel Mask, which tightens pores and treats blemishes, and the Hydrating Mask. Available while supplies last at Hollywood's Sephora. (http://www.sephora.com)

 

 

For Him

 

If you are absolutely stumped for a guy you are fond of, try Man Crates, a men's gifting company that provides an easy solution for men in the form of an industrial wooden crate filled with all things men love-everything from snacks to gadgets to gear to video games.  Each crate is sealed tight and comes with a laser-engraved crowbar for the recipient to use to pry open their gift - making his experience all the more exciting- and memorable. They have more than 50 different crates full of "manly items," plus personalized gift packages too. (http:www.mancrates.com)

 

Birddogs is an ecommerce company dedicated to freeing men from the need to own underwear. Before Birddogs, underwear was a necessary evil if a man wanted to run or swim. No more-Birddogs built a silky soft liner inside a pair of gym shorts, providing the touch of support men need during the times when they need it, thus allowing men to rid themselves of underwear entirely. Designed by Jeff Thrasher, the former head of Men's Design at Lululemon, Birddogs made advancements in fabric technologies and active wear design to build the most versatile shorts on the planet. (http://www.birddogs.com)

 

For Him & Her

 

The Fitbit Charge is a high-performance wristband that energizes your day by delivering real-time fitness stats right on your wrist. The OLED display shows your steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes. The Fitbit also keeps you connect throughout the day with Caller ID. When the day is done, use it to track your sleep and set a silent, vibrating alarm. From morning to evening, the Fitbit Charge lets you monitor your trends by wirelessly syncing data to your smartphone and computer so you'll always be motivated to step up your fitness and beat your goals . (http://www.fitbit.com)

 

Rainbow Light's Assorted Gummies would be a great fit for anyone who is health conscious. While material items will last for a short while, your health will be with you forever - which is why you should start off next year the healthy (and delicious) way. With a wide variety of gummies to choose from, there's a perfect gummy for everyone on your holiday shopping list.(shoprainbowlight.com)

 

What's lightweight, requires no expensive shipping and is the perfect gift for a traveler?Tribute, a service that creates stunning video tributes with personal video messages from friends and family. A Tribute makes the ultimate gift for a farewell party or a loved one already afar, as it is virtual (meaning no extra luggage or shipping) and comes straight from the heart. Family and friends can record their own video messages and combine them all into one sleek and professional video for homesick travelers to play on repeat. https://vimeo.com/139378925

 

If you really want to make the holidays stress free, try out LA-based Soothe (http:///www .soothe.com) , a same-day,  massage-on-demand service available in 15 cities across the U.S., with over 2000 licensed massage therapists. Soothe delivers a licensed, vetted, certified massage therapist to your home, office or hotel room, with as little as 60 minutes advance notice.  You have your choice of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Couples massage, in treatment lengths of 60-90-120 minutes for a fixed fee that includes gratuity and taxes ($99-$139-$169). While their hours are 8 am - midnight daily, people can book 24-7 via the iOS or Android app, online, or via the toll-free number during business hours.

 

You'll never have to search for a mirror again withiDecoz, (http://www.idecoz.com) a convenient and fashionable new accessory which sticks right to the back of your phone. This selfie mirror is great if you are about to go out and about in Hollywood and want to look your best. Plus, it can be easily removed and reused on any device!

 

Created with a keen appreciation for modernist design and lasting value, the Cross Century II Ballpoint Pen offers a bold look,  a lifetime mechanical guarantee, and can be customized with engraving, and comes in a premium gift box.  (http:///www.cross.com)

 

If you're wracking your brain on what to get your millennial, think about  these social media themed gifts from social media experts, Socialfly.com.

Their stylish item-everything from mugs to bags-are designed for the social media-crazed fashionistas- all items can be found on http://www.ShopSocialfly.com. And if you want to improve your own social media skills, buy their Like, Love, Follow, which gives tips to grow your business through social media in a fun and easy to digest way-think Carry Bradshaw if she knew what Instagram was. 

 

Living in Hollywood, it's always good to prepare for the unknown. So if you want to prepare for emergencies, Blue Can Aluminum Water-which has an impressive 50 year shelf life- is good to have at hand. The water company provides emergency drinking water for homes, businesses and vehicles. BPA free, the cans themselves are eco conscious, using 100 percent sustainable packaging. (http://www.bluecanwater.com)

 

Hollywood comedian Jimmy Fallon owns Hands High,  the Ultimate gift for the sports lover in your life - sweatshirts and t-shirts featuring fan favorite NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL team logos under his or her arms. Prices range from $30 - $75. Hands High apparel is available now and can be purchased on the official website, www.handshigh.com and at select retail partners including Dick's Sporting Goods, Locker Room by LIDS at Macy's and the various leagues websites.

 

Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., BackJoy's mission is to change the way the world sits, stands and sleeps. Leveraging what experts (and moms) across the globe have known for years-that better posture prevents back pain-the company creates and distributes innovative patented products that enhance posture to relieve back pain. Inspired by the movement in self-care-the most powerful form of healthcare-BackJoy's easy-to-use products and personal wellness initiatives help users naturally sit, stand and sleep better to produce positive, life-changing results. Change your posture, change your life.

 

Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Band is perfect for fitness enthusiasts or those who want to keep track of their daily activities. The Wristband accurately tracks track steps taken, distance covered, calories burned and sleep patterns and can sync wirelessly to over 60 smartphones so users can track their progress.

 

 

For The Foodie

 

Pack your gingersnaps and sugar cookies with a nutritional punch with Carrington Farms Organic Chia Seeds. This "superfood" is loaded with beneficial properties that support a healthy lifestyle and contains the richest plant source of Omega 3's (chia seeds contain more omega-3s than salmon!). They're high in fiber, potassium and iron, and have more calcium by weight than milk. Chia seeds are one of nature's highest plant-based sources of a complete protein and are extremely high in antioxidants. http:// www.carringtonfarms.com

 

Absolut has a striking new bottle, Absolut Electrik, available through the holidays (image below). At $24.99 for 1L and $19.99 for 750 ml it's a great hostess gift or party plus one and can by styled in a variety of ways to work color and energy into your holiday bar cart.

 

If you can get out of Hollywood for a week, head to New York and visit Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery,  an extraordinary opportunity to experience the perfect blending of a rich historical past with the modern-day present. Located in Hudson River Valley in Orange County, New York, the winery has a few holiday offerings like '13 Brotherhood Winery Pinot Noir - $14.99 - http://store.nexternal.com/browinery/13-brotherhood-winery-pinot-noir-p12.aspx,  a medium-bodied wine, with the berry, tea leaf and earthy aromas Pinot Noir should have.  

 

Celebrity Chef Arnold Myint, of Food Network's "Next Food Network Star" and  Bravo's "Top Chef DC", created the perfect holiday gifts for your favorite foodie or at home chef. AM Herbs de Provence provides fragrant notes of savory herbs and floral lavender, and the AM Hickory Smoked Salt adds an elegant grilled flavor to your favorite dish. http://arnoldmyint.com

 

Raise a glass and celebrate family, friendship and tradition with TY KU Sake, a smooth, healthful alternative for the modern imbiber. Elevate your parties, dinners and gathers with TY KU's premium portfolio of sakes that are all-natural, low calorie, gluten-free and free of sulfites and tannins.  Instead of wine or popping the cork on some bubbly, impress with a new and unique gift set or serve signature cocktail concoctions from TY KU Sake that are sure to cause a buzz no matter how you stir it, shake it, pour it or sip it.

 

T-fal OptiGrill Plus   (t-falusa.com) is the "it" gadget for anyone who wants to grill healthier indoors. It features a cooking sensor that ensures a perfectly cooked meal every time by automatically adapting to the thickness of your food and delivering perfect doneness from rare to well-done for seven different programs: burgers, poultry, sandwiches, sausage, red meat, fish and manual. The OptiGrill Plus' temperature gauge allows the savvy home cook to have total control when cooking foods on the manual setting. Users can customize and adjust the temperature from keep warm, low, medium and high, allowing for a range of preparation options beyond the current preset functions.


Pandoro and Panettone are synonymous with the Christmas season and make perfect hostess gifts or entertaining must-haves. Bauli Panettone and Pandoro cakes  (bauliusa.com) are an awaited holiday tradition at many family tables and are the quintessential holiday gift. The cakes can also be incorporated into delicious holiday recipes like French Toast, Bread Pudding, etc.  This holiday season they are launching bite-sized mini treats that are perfectly portioned for on-the-go, stocking stuffers, personal desserts, etc!

 

Your foodie will love Gaea's Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil;  (gaea.gr) the company replaced oxygen in all tanks with nitrogen, thus preventing olive oil oxidation-so the oil tastes extra fresh! Additionally,  the bottle is painted black in order to reflect and keep light out and it actually repels heat. Each bottle has the harvest date printed on the label, along with the number of hand-picked olives that were used in making each bottle. This beautiful bottle looks lovely on a kitchen countertop or dining room table and would make for the perfect gift for any foodie or someone who appreciates premium, high-quality products.

 

 Viki's Granola is a great tasting, gluten free granola made with 100% all natural ingredients. Available in five flavors at your local Hollywood retailer, three of the flavors come in snack-size packs too, perfect for bringing with you on the go! Available in Original, Blueberry Almond, Maple Cranberry, (NEW!) Banana Walnut and Apple Cinnamon. On-the-go Packs available in Original, Blueberry Almond & Maple Cranberry. (http://www.vikisfoods.com )  


KRUPS (krups.com) just launched the Savoy Collection, a line that was crafted based on years of consumer research, and as a result, embodies everything the customer has told KRUPS they want in their ideal coffee maker. The EC314 model offers all of the bells and whistles consumers are looking for, wrapped up in a sleek, modern design that they want to display in their kitchens. A customized coffee experience is key and the machine features a variety of functions that allow users to enjoy their coffee just the way they like it. Traditional loose-tea brewing takes a contemporary turn with the KRUPS FL702 Personal Tea Kettle. The electric kettle lets you brew up to a liter at a time, with water circulating through a tube to the tea chamber for optimal infusion and flavor. 

 

Have any techie friends?! They might appreciate the Medea Vodka LED bottle, which uses Apple's iBeacon Bluetooth technology in an innovative way to allow a smart phone to wirelessly set and display scrolling messages. Available both on iPhone and Android and free to users, the App, developed in-house by the Medea technology team, will connect each consumer to their own bottle, giving them the option to invite others, join social media, and locate their bottle, with updates containing more features planned in the near future. From the distance of a basketball court, Medea drinkers can create and edit up to 10 different messages of their choice.

 

Lavazza , o ne of Italy's favorite coffees - is here to help coffee lovers have the perfect holiday with their Single Origin line. The rich blends are packaged in beautiful metallic bags, deliciously festive for the coffee addict in your life, and fit perfectly as any stocking stuffer. And at only $9.99 per bag, they're the luxury blend for any budget.

 

There's something about seeing the vintage lettering on Stew Leonard's website, that makes you think of days gone by. An impressive display of fresh fruit, baked goods, munchies, wine and seafood gift baskets are available. Best sellers are the Stew's Choice, All Occasion and the WOW baskets. stewleonardsgifts.com

 

We know the holidays are the perfect time to catch up with best friends near and far. Chandon' s  Limited Edition bottle is designed for non-stop fun. Now celebrating its third year, this limited-edition holiday bottle is draped in a chic winter white and shimmering gold script. This luscious, complex sparkler will bring joy to all the friends on your list. And their glasses, too! (chandon.com)

 

The Limited Edition Holiday COOKINA Cuisine Reusable Cooking Sheet is perfect for whipping up any holiday dessert. It is an innovative product that creates a nonstick, easy-to-clean and healthy cooking & baking experience. Ideal for using as an alternative to aluminum foil, parchment and wax paper, users can place the cooking sheet on a baking tray or pan to bake recipes without having to use oil of needing to clean the tray and oven afterwards.

 

Go Organically Fruit Snacks are the perfect option for anyone in your family who is looking for a smart and delicious snack. Go Organically® Fruit Snacks are USDA-certified organic, made with real fruit purées and real fruit juices.  These tasty treats include 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and are an excellent source of Vitamins A and E. Go Organically® Fruit Snacks are GMO-free, gluten-free, preservative-free and made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources.  Not to mention, each individual pack is only 70 calories!

 

One really cool and unique option this year (perfect for anyone on your list) is the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Wine Club, which helps consumers discover wine through the lens of movies. As part of the offer, new members will receive 15 special bottles including the first-ever release of Café Zoetrope, a custom-crafted red from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Members will also receive True Grit Limited Edition Zinfandel along with The Essentials Cabernet Sauvignon - the first in a series of single-varietal wines, specifically curated for TCM Wine Club members. TCM Wine Club debuted with a special offer of $79.99 (plus $19.99 for shipping) for the first quarter shipment - a savings of over $100. The club is fully customizable, with future selections tailored to each member's personal tastes.

 

Another fun option is the recently announced Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary 2 nd Limited-Edition Wine , featuring a full-wrap version of the classic Grateful Dead Dancing Bears logo made popular on the band's fourth live album on the bottle. The 1 st edition sold out in less than 24 hours and the 2 nd edition is limited to 14 barrels.

 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the holidays has never been easier.  Always believing nutrition and sustainability are the foundation to overall wellness, Aloha has carefully curated new gift sets, special for the holidays. There's no better gift for your health conscious friend, vegan sister or marathon running grandfather! This year's gift sets include the Chocolate Lover's Pack ($17), the Ultimate Tea Kit ($40) and the ALOHA Superfood Smoothie Kit.

 

Petrossian West Hollywood's "Caviar & Champagne" is one, 125 gram tin of Petrossian caviar, a bottle of Champagne, 2 Champagne flutes and 2 mother of pearl spoons. The two important details of this gift are that 1) you can choose the grade of caviar and the brand of Champagne and 2) it arrives ready to consume. You could choose a caviar and Champagne combination that may run $350 total, or go all out and get 125 grams of the Special Reserve Ossetra (priced at $1595.00) and pair that with a 2000 Cristal Brut Rosé Champagne ($1290.00) for the ultimate Caviar & Champagne box. The idea is that the recipient can simply toss the bottle of bubbly on ice, open up the tin of caviar, and consume it, right there and then, with the mother of pearl spoons and sip the bubbly. It's Petrossian West Hollywood's most popular gift item, and has shipped to ski resorts, hotels, photo shoots - wherever the recipient is and in need of caviar & champagne. Angelenos are welcomed to visit the Weho location & view this and all of the gifts in person, as well as schedule a personal consultation with General Manager and resident "Mr. Caviar" Christopher Klapp.     

 

Chung Jung One's Gochujang Korean chili sauce is the perfect stocking stuffer for heat seekers looking for a new umami-rich kick to add to their pantry. With a taste profile developed by acclaimed James Beard Finalist Chef Edward Lee, this unique version of the Korean staple gives recipes a spicy and rich flavor, with a hint of sweetness.

 

The IMUSA Granite Molcajete 'Guacamole Set' gives every home cook the ultimate tool kit in throwing an authentic fiesta. Made from ultra-durable natural granite, this mortar & pestle extracts essential oils from herbs and spices - dried & fresh. The granite's nonporous qualities prevent it from absorbing those oils, keeping the flavor in your food and not in the tool. The weight of the stone provides stability and makes pounding a cinch. This GlobalKitchen Guacamole Set is large enough to grind up a party-size batch of guacamole; able to grind just about any type of food that will fit into the bottom of the mortar. 

 

Am absolutely addicted to Gratify, certified gluten free snacks in flavors and shapes designed to satisfy! The company offers a wide variety of pretzels - from twists to sticks to thins - that are also dairy and egg-free and made with non-GMO ingredients. Their chocolate and yogurt coated pretzels are just the right combination of sweet and salty. gratifyfoods.com

 

I f you are in Hollywood, check out John Kelly Chocolates, JohnKellyChocolates.com! Give loved ones the gift of decadent, gourmet chocolate with their elegantly packaged Signature Boxes and Gift Towers that feature an assortment of popular John Kelly Chocolate creations. Each handcrafted collection comes beautifully wrapped, boxed and hand-tied ribbon for ready gifting that is sure to make an impression. JohnKellyChocolates.com.

 

 

If you are a fan of spirits, check out AULTMORE (Speyside), a rare malt known locally as "a nip of the Buckie Road." The distillery's water filters down through the misty, mysterious area called the Foggie Moss and legend has it imbibers could only order a dram using a special code name. AULTMORE is rated top-class and is a dram sought after for its gentle grassy notes. AULTMORE is available in 12- year-old and 18-year-old in limited quantities. Also, DEVERON (Highlands), a new range of 12 and 18 year-old single malts, is made where the River Deveron meets the open seas. Offering "calm from the storm," it's the perfect malt for relaxing by the fireside in the depths of winter. Soft fruity notes combine with an easy drinking style to make DEVERON a favorite with the work force of the distillery after a long day. 

 

Stemmari's Cantodoro Red Wine : Grilled meats, savory pastas and assorted cheeses all pair perfectly with this rich Sicilian wine, making it the ideal gift for home cooks and gourmands.  Aged for two years before hitting shelves, it is carefully made using sustainable methods - a great gift for a wine lover who appreciates high quality with a low carbon footprint.  A delightful example of Sicily's star red grape, Nero d'Avola.

 

Making a Difference in the World

 

This year, The Body Shop has partnered with international charity WaterAid to help transform lives through access to safe water.  For every gift set bought, WaterAid can provide a family in Ethiopia with one day of safe water. The NEW Oils of Life Skincare Collection gift box ($62) includes their anti-aging collection,  Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil, along with the  Intensely Revitalising Cream, for essential moisturizing nourishment needed throughout the winter, thanks to its potent blend of revit alizing seed oils-rosehip, black cumin and camellia. 

 

 

For Your Pet

 

Don't forget your pet loving pal or your furriest friend! This year, instead of the usual bedazzled leashes and collars, get the pup in your life a PAW-fect gift they'll love: Petsmile, the only toothpaste for pets on the market made with human grade ingredients that's recommended by the Veterinary Oral Health Council. Petsmile is clinically proven to prevent plaque formation and improve your dog's oral health while keeping your dog's breath fresh without brushing. Plus, its London Broil flavor is popular with both dogs and the humans who love them - making it vet recommended and pet approved.

 

LazyBonez's The Croc Double Feeder ( lazybonezz.com/The-Croc-Double-Feeder-Silver.aspx ) is a sturdy and stylish option for meal time that will keep your Hollywood kitchen looking polished. Outfitted with stainless steel, the dishwasher-safe bowls also feature rubber non-skid feet on the bottom to protect your floors, prevent clacking noises, and stop dogs from scooting them around. The innovative design will impress even the most pampered Hollywood pets and their owners.

 

 

For Your Home

 

Nespresso's Lattissima Touch offers convenience  convenience and versatility for coffee connoisseurs who enjoy coffee with milk. This latest launch creates gourmet recipes for coffee and milk lovers at the touch of a button.

 

For the busy commuter, Nespresso also makes a contemporary travel mug, which wouldn't look out of place next to the smartest suits. The mug will keep hot drinks steaming and cold drinks cool, making it the perfect travel companion this holiday season and beyond.

 

 

Under the Canopy's (underthecanopy.com) Lightworker Organic Reversible Duvet Cover Set is a beautiful bedding, which features an enchanting dreamcatcher design in hues of blue and periwinkle. Check them out at Bed Bath and Beyond Hollywood.

 

The IMUSA Granite Molcajete 'Guacamole Set' gives every home cook the ultimate tool kit in throwing an authentic fiesta. Made from ultra-durable natural granite, this mortar & pestle extracts essential oils from herbs and spices - dried & fresh. The granite's nonporous qualities prevent it from absorbing those oils, keeping the flavor in your food and not in the tool. The weight of the stone provides stability and makes pounding a cinch. This GlobalKitchen Guacamole Set is large enough to grind up a party-size batch of guacamole; able to grind just about any type of food that will fit into the bottom of the mortar.  Available at West Hollywood's Target.

 

The DrinkMate by iDrink Products is a new revolutionary DIY home carbonation system, http://idrinkproducts.com/products/ which allows you to carbonate any beverage in your refrigerator - juice, water, wine, cocktails, even flat beer, soda or champagne.

 

Steamboy 200CU Steam Floor Mop is perfect for parents, pet owners, homeowners/apartment living, allergy sufferers, quick cleanup, etc. http://www.reliablecorporation.com/Products/Home-Steam-Cleaners/Steamboy-200CU  Spring will be here before we know it, and if you are looking for a mop that sanitizes sealed floors and disinfects carpets without the use of harsh chemicals, is cost-efficient and an eco-friendly cleaning alternative, this the mop for you!

 

This inspirational and sturdy mug by Folk Rebellion can go with you wherever you need a reminder to look up and be present. Whether at your desk while wanderlusting in front of a screen or getting your dose of offline living over campfires and stars, this mug will convince you to be here now. Each steel mug is coated in enamel, with a double layer on the handle and rim to survive all of your adventures for decades to come. These mugs are made by hand and have small imperfections that give them character. Use them wherever and whenever you need a cup of live-in-the-moment real life.

 

 

Have to get up early? iHome's iKN105 Kineta ( http://www.ihomeaudio.com/iKN105BC ) is t he world's first Bluetooth stereo alarm clock radio, which features K-CELL _removable power cells, allowing you to wake up recharged and eject _the battery for power during your day. Kineta gives you the energy to _keep moving wherever Hollywood life takes you.

 

 

For Your Child

 

Doohickies , a new colorful and completely customizable shoelace replacement system that turns kids' sneakers into slip-ons. 

Launched this Fall, the DOOHICKIES lacing system works by threading seamlessly through the eyelets of any shoe, then snapping in place for a hassle-free fit. Chloe Grace Moretz (the just-announced new "Little Mermaid!") has been seen wearing them - here is a tweet from her:

https://mobile.twitter.com/chloegmoretz/status/534693505231499264

 

Rockabye Baby! , the record label which re-imagines classic songs as lullabies, have announced their holiday "Silent Nights" bundle. The four pack, which includes Lullaby Renditions of Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, and Elton John, showcases the best of pop throughout the ages, and is a perfect gift for new moms/dads, super fans, and people really into irony, also, babies.

http://www.rockabyebabymusic.com/silent-nights-bundle.html

 




Posted By Susan Hornik on December 14, 2015 05:05 pm | Permalink