The Gift Giving Advisory Board Holiday Gift Guide
Allow us to introduce you to our brand new organization, The Gift Giving Advisory Board. We have a very serious mission. That is, to educate citizens of all gender, size, age, wallet size and rank to become better gift givers; to ban the practice of re-gifting as all gifts hereupon received will be appreciated and cherished; to make the Bad Gift Emporium devoid of all relevance and usefulness. Yes!Our expert advisory board members include the women of WickedlyChic.com, TheGiftInsider.com and TheSucculentWife.com.We KNOW gifts. We live and breathe gifts every day. And so, in this sponsored gift guide, we have pooled our know-how to bring you this very selective guide of some of the most beautiful, meaningful gift ideas around. The businesses that were invited to join have in common the unique vision and passion of their founders, designers and creators. Just that is cause for celebration!
Many of these remarkable companies have been previously featured by us (all editorial content!) and you can read more about what we love about them here: Cambria Cove, Tilley’s Endurables, Twelve Days, Sexy Slang, Urban Junket, Bamboo Charcoal, Brinca Dada, Alice Roche, Xavier Nuez, Po Campo, Ila Security, Sapna Mehra Jewelry, Urban Junket, PersonalWine.com and Laine Artisan Fine Jewelry. And check out our Gift Idea tag (in the right sidebar) for more gift-y inspiration.
Enjoy and let us know what you will be getting from this list!
We’ve all heard of the 12 Days of Christmas, but did you know that they were once the heart of the Christmas season? Start a fun tradition & and make the joy of Christmas last longer with a gorgeous 12 Days Gift Box Set. Enter code GGAB2010 for 10% off. Shop here.
When you’re cold, it warms you up…
When you’re warm, it cools you down. But, whatever the temperature outside, the Tilley selection of winter hats makes great gifts for everyone in your family this holiday season. Shop at Tilley Endurables today!
Looking for a unique and elegant gift for the holidays? Take advantage of the Personal Wine Charles de Fere Sparkling Wine with FREE organza wine bag, FREE shipping AND your own personalized label! Make this holiday season one to remember. Shop here.
Bidwell Botanicals blends the best of science & nature to create a unique product line. When only the finest will do. Affordably priced & beautifully presented, your recipients will think you are the most clever person in the world. Use code wicked20 to receive 20% off orders over $30.
Nico and Zoe Modern Toys
Skip the big-box toy stores this holiday season and shop at Nico & Zoe where indie-minded mamas love to browse. Their collection includes handmade toys from both the U.S. & abroad. Enjoy flat rate $5.99 shipping or use code freeship10 to receive free shipping on orders over $50.
Bamboo Decorative Air Fresheners
The Fresh Energy™ – Decorate & purify your home or office with eco-friendly, renewable bamboo charcoal from Korea. Beautiful packaging enhances any décor while the bamboo charcoal eliminates odors and impurities. Holiday Special: 10% off with code AJ8FDLJB. Shop here.
Sexy Slang’s Bedroom Challenges:
69 Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life! Playful, humorous & unintimidating, this best-selling new book from author-couple Christi & Ted Scofield makes a great gift. Dr. Pepper Schwartz calls it “a clever book … a lot of fun … an introduction to new erotic possibilities.” Buy it here.
Good Little Piggy
Give your little one something that teaches them a valuable lesson. Piggy is a savings bank meant to teach the importance of setting aside something extra for others. The big piggy is for personal savings and the little piggy is for charitable giving. Buy here.
Rose of Sharon Jewelry
Looking for jewelry from a variety of artisans? You don’t need to go any further than Rose of Sharon Jewelry. Handmade jewelry for any occasion & if you can’t make up your mind, go for a gift certificate. Receive 10% off any purchase by using code CHIC through 3/1/11.
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Xavier Nuez’s striking and gritty contemporary photography has been featured in numerous museums and galleries across the country and is collected worldwide. Gift certificates available. Free Shipping special. Email for pricing and to place orders. View gallery.
Alice Roche Jewelry
Distinctive sterling silver jewelry handmade in San Francisco by Alice Roche Contemporary Design. Compelling simplicity. Free shipping on all online orders until Jan 1, 2011. Use coupon code GGAB. Shop here.
Honey Rose and K Modage Baubles
Love vintage? Then hit Honey Rose & K Modage Baubles where vintage pieces are crafted into modern-day jewelry. Find pieces that will make you or your recipient stand out at any holiday party. Sign up for their newsletter & receive a 10% off & free shipping through the end of December.
How could your little girl not adore this personalized apron and chef hat. Embroidered with cupcake appliqué and a monogram and the hat is embroidered with her name. Also available in a Mommy & Me gift set. Check out Memento monogrammed gifts for kids, teens, and anyone on your list!
Dani L Designs
If you are looking for an easy go-to gift for any young women on your list, start stocking up on these beaded charm bracelets by DaniL Designs. She just launched her ultra-chic site that makes it simple to shop by style, price range ($45 – $200) or color.
The Fair Trader
The Fair Trader Chicago is a women-run and locally owned store that carries handmade gifts from Fair Trade Artisans from around the globe. These reasonably priced Confetti Candle Holders are perfect to add sparkle to your holiday. $12.00 each. Shop at 1623 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL.
We design toys that are both beautiful AND fun. Our first dollhouse, Emerson House, was inspired by Neutra’s Kaufmann Desert house and opens up to allow up to 4 children to play together. It also uses a real solar panel to power 23 recessed LED lights. Find out more at brincadada.com.
Po Campo Handlebar Clutch
A unique gift for the biking lady in your life. Perfect for a day ride or night out, the Clutch easily attaches/detaches to her bike for fashion on the fly. All Po Campo products are lovingly made in Chicago of waterproof fabrics, steel hardware and genuine leather. Get the Clutch!
Ila Personal Security Alarms
Ila Security is a new brand of stylish personal alarms. They are easy to carry and easy to use. Great gift idea for women of any age, from the student on campus to the woman in the city. The Ila line is available at these great retailers: HandPickedGiftStore & DailyGrommet.
Purely Juicers- Samson 9001
Know someone who loves juice or cooking at home? The Samson 9001 is a high quality juicer at an incredible price. Handles leafy greens in seconds. Only 3 min.to clean. Perfect for people with busy schedules who still want the most nutrition from their juice! Holiday Special $229.
Film Festival in a Box – $14.99
The New York Times featured this new eco-friendly game that’s a fun stocking stuffer or hostess gift. A DVD of 4 short movies lets players host a film festival at home and announce winners online to the filmmaker. Made in USA, supports the arts, recycled and recyclable. Buy here.
Custom Made for Kids
Top-ranked custom storybook in WSJ review, The First Adventures of Incredible You allows you to include details about a child, his/her family, friends, favorite places and family traditions into the award-winning, hardcover book’s charming, rhyming verse. Order here.
Laine Artisan Fine Jewelry
LAINE is a collection of artisan fine jewelry featuring antique lockets, charms and findings. Our new Love Token necklaces are crafted with sterling silver, 18k gold, sapphire & an antique 1880s love token. Save 15% off your holiday order by using coupon code GGAB15! Shop here.
Sapna Mehra Jewelry
Discover the Asmi necklace, handcrafted using 400 year-old techniques, personalized with birthstones set in 24k gold. Asmi means I Am in Sanskrit & the necklace is a personal talisman inspired by numerology. Wear it as a reminder to celebrate your purpose! Shop here.