Each year I put together some holiday and Christmas gift guides for the important people in your life. Wendy wrote the first one and here is my first one; a holiday and Christmas guide for the women in your life. It could be your wife, maybe it is your mother or sister. It could be a fiancée or a girlfriend. Whoever it is, here is the guide.
Wendy loves to tell the story of working at Safeway at Market Mall on Christmas Eve. A guy comes in just before close and yells out and no one in particular, “Do you sell any jewelry?!” Don’t be that guy. Get your Christmas shopping done early.
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The alluring Original Star K Heart Shape 8mm Love Pendant, crafted in 925 Sterling Silver. This design is set with 1 Heart Shape stone prong set (simulated emerald is shown but there are many other options), 1 stone prong set colorless Round Cubic Zirconia. This product measures 8 mm wide, 18 mm long and is a great looking while affordable necklace and pendant.
- Bracelet featuring oval-cut gemstones interspersed with diamond-accented infinity links
- All the diamond suppliers for this bracelet confirm that they comply with the Kimberley Process to ensure that their diamonds are conflict free.
An elegant and timeless gift for the special women in your life.
Simple, but stunning diamond ring. Just like her.
This is a fun gift. It is an Air Plant with clear glass hanging terrarium wide with glass bottom. Kit includes pebbles, moss, glass globe and air plant. The kit is a great addition to any room as it livens it up.
Up her coffee game in one of two ways. If she likes to kick it old school, check out the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker. Fast and convenient, the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker makes one of the best cups of coffee you’ll ever taste. This innovative uses the ideal water temperature and gentle air pressure brewing to produce coffee and espresso that has rich flavour with lower acidity and without bitterness. It makes 1 to 4 cups of coffee or espresso (enough for 1 or 2 mugs), features a micro filtered for grit free coffee, and takes just 1 minute to make coffee (actual press time takes only 20 seconds). It’s the number one selling coffee press on Amazon for a reason.
We have one and while we don’t use it all of the time, it’s great for a relaxing morning on the deck or an evening of reading and relaxing. I really recommend it.
Sometimes it is just easier to make a pot of coffee for everyone. Then you want the Cuisinart Perfect Temp 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker. It’s an excellent coffee maker at a reasonable price.
There are times for a dress watch and then there are times for a watch you can take hiking or into the backcountry. Since Wendy is one that loves to hike and explore, she needs a watch she isn’t afraid of using or breaking. This is it. Fashionable yet durable.
If you are looking for something more formal, there is this stunning limited-edition watch from Invicta’s II Collection features white diamonds set on a polished stainless steel bezel complete with an opulent mother-of-pearl dial.
The watch not only looks good but is water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving. She will wear it years.
Victorinox Chef’s Knife features an 8-inch blade that is 2-inches wide at the handle. High carbon, stainless steel blade is hand finished at Victorinox in Switzerland by skilled craftsmen. A special tempering process is used to produce an edge that can be re-sharpened over and over again, so the knife can keep its original sharpness throughout the entire life of the blade.
For years neither Wendy nor I paid any attention to the quality of our knives. Once we started to invest in better knives, cooking just got easier. If you are shopping for some one who loves to cook but doesn’t have an amazing set of knives yet, a good chef’s knife is a great investment and gift they will use for decades.
I know how much Wendy loves her chef’s knife in that even when we went camping, a good chef’s knife came along for the trip.
Which perfume to get for her, that’s a tough one but check out Beyoncé Heat because it’s affordable, it looks great, people love it and it’s Beyoncé and Jay-Z we are talking about. What could go wrong? Nothing could go wrong.
Wendy beat me to this and recommended it for men but this a great sounding Bluetooth speaker that you can take anywhere, including your shower.
We have tried a variety of shower radios over the years but they all kind of suck. Lots of static, batteries wear out, and you are stuck trying to figure out what radio station to shower to. With this one, the women in your life can leave their iPod or iPhone outside the bathroom safe from all of the humidity while streaming their early morning playlist to this Bluetooth speaker. If they want to listen to the radio, they can still stream the TuneIn or local radio station app. If you are lucky, they will let you use it and you can listen to ESPN in the shower. Win, win, win.
Of course the other part of this is how portable it is to travel with. You can have it with you while hiking, camping, traveling for work or just to grab and sit outside with. According to reviews, it sounds great as well.
After a long day at work, there is something about coming home, grabbing your iPod or firing up Spotify and turning on your favorite playlist and tuning out the world with a pair of great sounding Marley Positive Vibration headphones. If she doesn’t have an iPod or something portable to listen to music with, consider an Apple iPod Nano. Since it has Bluetooth, the iPod will work great with the Bluetooth speaker.
Treat her after a long day with this bath bomb set. There is the following scents
- RELAXATION (Lavender)
- DETOX (Vanilla)
- ENERGIZE (Grapefruit)
- DESTRESS, SINUS (Peppermint)
- CONGESTION RELIEF (Eucalyptus)
She’s love it and leave the bath feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Wendy and I travel a bit. Over the years I have given her some travel gifts to signify that I was serious about her and I spending some time together in the year ahead. The other thing this kind of gift does is remind the person you are shopping for that it is okay to take care of themselves as well.
The Genuine Leather Hanging Toiletry Travel Bag is a staple for the organized traveler. From its rich, 100% genuine leather exterior to its spacious interior compartments, this travel bag has it all! Designed to hold toiletry items of all shapes and sizes, this compact travel bag unzips to reveal two separate zippered compartments, two elastic pockets, and one large compartment. A stainless steel metal hanger extends from the top interior compartment, letting you hang the toiletry bag to maximize your counter space. The small exterior pocket is perfect for holding jewelry or any other last-minute item you might think of.
Last year I suggested a Schick Hydro Silk Razor to go inside it. Wendy thought the cost of refill blades was ridiculous and instead suggested the Magnum M5 Razor.
After using it for a year, she says that it is has done a better job than any women’s razor and the blades cost half the amount. Not only that but they can be found at any Wal-Mart or grocery store. I’ll stay with Wendy’s recommendation this year. Here are some other great ideas for what to toss in there.
I bought Wendy a paint set years ago similar to this because she wasn’t sure how much she wanted to paint. Even when we upgraded it, it was still used as the size and portability makes it easy to work anywhere, inside or outside. It’s a great gift.
What to Make for Dinner
If she loves to cook, get her a great cookbook. There are literally thousands to choose from and many are a lot of fun to read and cook from.
It’s always hard to shop for the women on your Christmas and holiday gift list but hopefully this made it a little easier for you, no matter who you are shopping for. If you have any comments or think I missed something the world should know about, let me know in the comments.
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