Senior Outlook Today would like to wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day! Because Valentine’s Day is just about here, to help prepare you to find the perfect gift for that special someone, we’ve assembled our annual Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. We would also like to extend a special thank you to those who sent in gift ideas and suggestions.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift, our guide below features our Top 30+ gift ideas:
Toteme is a Scandinavian brand founded in 2014 by Elin Kingand Karl Lindman. Included in its line are high end minimlist pieces for both men and women — This includes everything from trousers and tops to jackets, scarves and more. Known as a high end brand, Toteme can be worn to just about every occasion. Totême also doesn’t design with respect to trends. Therefore nothing ever really goes ‘out of style’. If you’re looking for something that transcends your traditional look but will last a lifetime, check out Toteme.
Home is Everywhere: The Unbelievably True Story of One Man’s Journey to Map America by Charles Novak
Home is Everywhere: The Unbelievably True Story of One Man’s Journey to Map America (Disruption Books, Feb 2019) by 89-year-old Charles Novak, former surveyor with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Rich with the small-town characters of mid-century America, the book spins a tale of travel, love, family, and reflection through the eyes of a man hired to document the last unmapped stretches of a nation.
David Novak, Charles’ son, is highly accomplished, having been the co-founder and former CEO of Yum! Brands (a fortune 500 corporation with brands such as KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut). While David has had the good fortune of meeting world leaders and international celebrities throughout his lifetime, the man who stands out the most is his father.
In his career as a surveyor, Charles lived in more than sixty towns in more than twenty states. The measurements taken by his team would eventually go on to help build today’s GPS technology. However, such a contribution was the furthest thing from the minds of Charles and his family as they experienced life on the road during a time of astounding change. From segregated trains, to Cold War military bases, and back to Kansas, Charles’s family found that home is more than a place on a map.
David writes in the Introduction: “What can be learned from a life like his? Well, just about everything that matters most. You’ll learn that hard work, an adventurous spirit, and a can-do attitude can take you pretty far in this life, even if you come from the humblest of beginnings. You’ll see just how far one man can travel, both literally and figuratively. Thanks to the work of my dad and people like him—any one of us can navigate ourselves to just about any location in the fifty states with the help of GPS. . . well, that’s a pretty amazing thing to contemplate.”
Wine expert, Vanessa Price, recently launched the Vinum Project Print Collection. These are unique and reasonably priced gifts for wine and art lovers! Her co-founder, Michelle McSwain, is the photographer.
The Vinum Project Launches for Sophisticated Gift Giving by Art and Wine Lovers
The Vinum Project, a collection of imagery that is unparalleled in its humorous and vibrant take on the fusion of wine and contemporary art, launched today for wine and art lovers who are looking for the ideal gifts just in time for Valentine’s Day.
“Much like the holidays, wine is a unifier. It’s something that your Aunt in Texas shares in common with your BFF in LA and your odd colleague at work. It’s a common denominator for bringing people together in a world that can feel very divided these days. Yet when we think about wine, most of the images that are top of mind are largely outdated, white table clothes, etc. – so out of touch with the real humans diving in to experiences and cultures surrounding the amazing world of wine. Our offering combines sophisticated elements of wine and the wine industry with bold pops of color and different perspectives that embody a young and fresh outlook. Cool, yet affordable gifts are hard to come by so we end up leaning on the tried and trues a little too often, said Vanessa Price, Founder of The Vinum Project.
The Vinum Project is a visual series created by a dynamic best friends since childhood duo. Vanessa Price, Creative and Art Director, is a 15-year veteran of the wine business in NYC and felt compelled by her years of watching dull depictions of wine that seemed so out of touch with her and all of her contemporaries and was inspired to change that. Michelle McSwain is a life-long photographer and long-time creator of alternative platforms for creating new perspectives through the camera lens. Together, they are creating imagery that speaks to a generation of wine drinkers living in the real world – and who want wine to be a part of their real lives.
The Vinum Project’s prints are great for friends, parents, newlyweds, new apartment leasers; anyone who enjoys wine and pretty things. Whether shopping on a budget or looking for a badass mic drop sort of gift, The Vinum Project has something for you. They have created a limited series of Fine Art pieces printed in a new wave technology of HD printing as well as a photo print series that won’t break the bank but will definitely over deliver in the surprise department upon opening.
In short, they are making wine art for wine lovers with all the beauty!
High Quality Prints from The Vinum Project
Give a high quality print from Vinum Project, a collection of imagery that is unparalleled in its humorous and vibrant take on the fusion of wine and contemporary art, a gift that is perfect for wine and art lovers who are looking for the ideal, high quality, last minute gifts.
For more information or to purchase, visit the online store: https://www.vinumco.com/store/
The fine art pieces range from $400 – $3,000 and the prints range from $65-$125.
Stauer is ready for Valentine’s Day with a huge assortment of items on sale for $14 (plus shipping). How about something that isn’t a heart — Stauer has it!
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How to Fall in Love by Dalma Heyn and Richard Marek
An inspiring and funny love story for Valentine’s Day! Husband and wife team, Dalma Heyn and Richard Marek, are New York Times Best-Selling authors, and their new book How to Fall in Love (to be released Feb. 2019) speaks to the current “hook up” culture of our society and promotes timeless wisdom for the modern age.
|The holidays are over, and New Year’s has passed, so now it’s time to gear up for the next festivity: Valentine’s Day, a celebration that would not be complete without Cupid, the most recognized symbol of love.
Today, the pursuit of love has been fundamentally changed by technology. So what is Cupid’s role in the “hook up” culture of Tinder and online dating? Can great love be coaxed into existence? Is true romance a matter of happenstance, or does it derive from some kind of magic? These are the questions at the heart of this enchanting, endearing, and life-affirming novel.
ABOUT THE BOOK: To be released on February 5 from The Story Plant,
How to Fall in Love is a provocative love story for the digital age. The story opens when Cupid, the once-revered god of love, learns the heavens are downsizing and he will be let go. In the age of Tinder and online dating, his job is deemed expendable.
After all, in these wired days, a
Written by a husband and wife team of New York Times best-selling authors, Dalma Heyn
To celebrate the release on Feb 5 of their new book, How to Fall in Love, Heyn and Marek are on a nationwide search to find the perfect love letter. The 2019 Love Letter Contest runs until April 30, it is totally free to enter, and the winner will be announced on May 15.
The winner will receive:·
A rose-gold Tiffany Paloma Picasso Love Ring (valued at $500).· A framed, gorgeously hand-written copy of their letter.· Your winning letter shared (if the winner chooses) with our entire social network. Participating is easy. All you need to do is:
1. Bare your soul in writing (okay, that part might not be all that easy).2. Send your love letter to us at email@example.com. That’s it! (You might, of course, want to share the love letter with the person you were writing it to, but that’s entirely up to you.)To see the complete set of contest rules, click HERE.
“Runnin’ On Dreams” by Dani-elle Kleha
DANI-ELLE KLEHA RELEASES NEW EP “RUNNIN’ ON DREAMS”
Pennsylvania native and award winning performer, songwriter and recording artist, Dani-elle Kleha, released her new EP, “Runnin’ On Dreams,” today via all music platforms for streaming and digital download and is available to order from her website.
“I am so excited to finally release “Runnin’ on Dreams” and for everyone to hear what I have been up to,” said Dani-elle Kleha. “This EP is for the fans and is an accurate depiction of who I am as both an artist and a person.”
“Runnin’ on Dreams” – Dani-elle Marie Kleha
“Get Back Up” – Don Quinn, Roni Willson
“Momma and Daddy Say” – Dani-elle Marie Kleha
“No Foolin’ Me” – Dani-elle Marie Kleha
“Head for Home” – Dani-elle Marie Kleha
“Runnin’ on Dreams” is an exciting release for Dani-elle as it reveals her personal growth as well as musical since her last album, “Eleven.” Dan-elle knew from the moment that she had the idea of releasing an EP this year, that she wanted this project to have the focus on her dedicated and loyal fans. “This one is for every single person who has been alongside me on this dream,” she said. Much of her heart and soul was put into this project and it was really important for her to show all of her emotional sides and ensure there was something for everyone. From rallying along with the happiness to feeling sadness and of course there is a little bit of sass, as well as everything in between.Dani-elle wanted this music to be a re introduction of who she is and a hint of what is to come on the horizon.
Dani-elle continues to promote her last single “Get Back Up” released in April 2018, a song that inspired her “Positive Youth Tour,” a series of live shows performed at schools in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties, where the concerts include segments during which Dani-elle speaks to students about following their dreams, bullying, and self-worth.
Stay in touch with Dani-elle on her website dani-ellesings.com.
Follow her social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Stream her music on Spotify and Apple Music and download on Google Play, iTunes and Amazon Music.
February is the season of love and one company is bringing Love Story
Bokksu to make February a month to remember.
Whether sharing sweets with a loved one or eating your feelings, do it
with this lovingly curated box of delicious Japanese snacks!
Are you looking for effective, allergen-free personal care and beauty products for a Valentine’s Day gift? If so, consider Cleure (clean + pure) which has created healthy skin care, oral care, makeup, hair/body products for everyone.
Dr. Flora Stay formulated this full line for the millions (approx. 85M) of people with sensitive and allergy-prone skin who want their daily use products free of common irritants. They are completely free of allergens and irritants, including botanicals and parabens; stripped down to the essentials to make sure even the lightest of reactions aren’t caused after use.
Visit: Cleure personal care.
A Palm Beach Wife by Susannah Marren
Praise for A Palm Beach Wife
“Marren shows the importance of status for a woman in Palm Beach, Fla., and how easily a few dangerous secrets can take it all away…the mystery and intrigue will keep readers holding on until the shocking ending they won’t see coming.”
– Publishers Weekly
“A riveting tale filled with betrayal, passion, aspiration and deep emotion set in fascinating and alluring Palm Beach, which is as much a character in the book as Marren’s complex and relatable heroine, Faith Harrison. For anyone seeking an insider’s look at the highest echelons of society, A Palm Beach Wife doesn’t pull any punches. I couldn’t put it down.”
–Elyssa Friedland, author of The Intermission
“A wickedly fun and entertaining story about high society life in one of America’s toniest towns.”
Mary Simses, author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe and Palm Beach resident.
“Razor-sharp, juicy…unputdownable! Few places are as elite and rife with social drama as Palm Beach, and with A PALM BEACH WIFE, Susannah Marren gives us entrée to the gated mansions and private clubs. A must-read for fans of Lauren Weisberger.”
Jamie Brenner, bestselling author of The Forever Summer
A Palm Beach Wife, by Susannah Marren
Edith Wharton’s perceptive view of high society meets Elin Hilderbrand’s intricate island relationships among women in Susannah Marren’s latest novel, A Palm Beach Wife (St. Martin’s Griffin; April 9, 2019; $17.99). Marren, the pen name of gender and relationship expert Susan Shapiro Barash, has drawn a riveting portrait of spousal loyalty, female rivalry and the complicated mother-daughter bond.
Faith Harrison is the quintessential Palm Beach woman. She is a captivating beauty, ideal wife to Edward, her elegant, wealthy husband, and perfect mother to Katherine, her college-age daughter. In a town where affluence, privilege and glamour rule, Faith is respected and adored by women of all ages.
At Faith’s couture designer consignment shop on famed Worth Avenue, her daughter Katherine affixes to every item—Birkin bags, Hermes scarves, Buccellati earrings and Judith Leiber minaudieures— snippets of fables and fairy tales. She carefully matches each tale to the jewelry or bag, but soon the stories begin to foreshadow secrets and betrayals that fester beneath the surface.
Things begin to implode on the eve of the winter season, when Faith learns of her husband’s impending scandal. As this threatens to unravel her world, her own lifelong deception comes to light. Scrambling desperately to save her family, Faith must confront the haunting truth about what she left behind, her buried regret, and the demons that haunt her still. Amid the lush exterior and surreptitious interior, Marren creates intriguing characters, each invested in living the Palm Beach life, where the price of escape and the price of belonging are equally steep.
A Palm Beach Wife, by Susannah
$17.99 U.S./$23.50 Canada; 304 pages
Audio-Technica Brings Great Sound to Valentine’s Day Gift Giving With Wireless Turntable and Headphones and Gaming Headsets
Audio-Technica makes giving the gift of great sound easy for music lovers and gaming enthusiasts. The AT-LP60SPBK-BT wireless turntable and speaker system lets listeners enjoy records with wireless convenience — Bluetooth® speaker included! Audio-Technica’s wireless QuietPoint® noise-cancelling over-ear ATH-ANC700BT, Solid Bass® ATH-CKS550XBT in-ear and Pure Digital Drive ATH-DSR5BT in-ear headphones all offer outstanding wireless sound in a choice of styles. For everyone into gaming (which means just about everyone these days), the ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 closed- and open-back gaming headsets take game audio to the next level.
The new AT-LP60SPBK-BT wireless turntable and speaker system makes a perfect gift for anyone who wants to get started with vinyl listening — or rediscover their record collection. The AT-LP60SPBK-BT (SRP: US$199.00) comes with everything needed to listen to records including a fully automatic AT-LP60-BT turntable with pre-mounted Dual Moving Magnet high-quality cartridge plus a Bluetooth stereo rechargeable speaker and accessories.
The turntable provides 33-1/3 and 45RPM vinyl playback through the included speaker, which can be placed up to 30 feet away and even in another room. The turntable will also play records through other compatible Bluetooth wireless speakers, headphones and playback devices. The AT-LP60BT can also be used as a conventional wired turntable and has a built-in switchable phono preamp for compatibility with the widest range of audio systems.
The compact rechargeable speaker features two 1.75-inch full-range drivers and a passive radiator in an aluminum enclosure for clear, powerful sound with enhanced bass. The speaker has buttons for controlling music playback and a mic that allows making calls from a smartphone. It includes a stand, AUX audio jack and a card slot for playing music from a TF or microSD card.
This Valentine’s Day Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC700BT QuietPoint over-ear wireless active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones offer an unmatched combination of comfort, wireless convenience and improved ANC technology. The noise cancelling operates in a wider frequency range than typical ANC designs, yielding a major advancement in noise-cancelling performance and audio quality.
The ATH-ANC700BT (SRP: US$199.00) features a handy touch and swipe control system for answering calls and controlling music playback. It employs large 40 mm drivers for impactful sound and supports Bluetooth codecs including aptX® and AAC for improved wireless audio. The ATH-ANC700BT is Hi-Res Audio compatible (when connected with the included cable). It provides up to 25 hours of battery life and can also be used in wired mode. Available in a matte black finish, the ATH-ANC700BT comes with a pouch, USB charging cable and a 3.9-foot (1.2m) cable with a 3.5 mm jack.
For some listeners it’s all about the bass, and Audio-Technica’s Solid Bass ATH-CKS550XBT in-ear wireless headphones offer powerful low-frequency performance along with clear, detailed midrange and treble. The ATH-CKS550XBT (SRP: US$119.00) features a comfortable ergonomic design and is equipped to answer calls and control music playback. Its NFC functionality allows easy pairing with other devices. Available in black/gold and white, the ATH-CKS550XBT employs a 9.8 mm Dual Magnetic Field Multiple-Transition driver and a special bass venting system for exceptional bass reproduction, and includes aptX sound-improvement technology. It comes with XS/S/M/L eartips, a USB charging cable, and a cable for use if the battery runs out.
Is there a discerning listener on your holiday gift list? If so, they’ll be sure to appreciate the ATH-DSR5BT wireless in-ear headphones with Pure Digital Drive (SRP: US$399.00). This rave-reviewed, exclusive Audio-Technica technology keeps the audio signal completely digital from source to driver, using a dedicated chipset to eliminate the sonic degradation that can be caused in traditional D/A converters and amplifiers. The result is remarkably pure, detailed and natural wireless audio quality.
The ATH-DSR5BT supports aptX, aptX HD, AAC and other wireless formats up to 24-bit/48kHz signals in Bluetooth transmission. Its rechargeable battery provides approximately eight hours of continuous use (500 hours standby). For listeners who prefer over-ear headphones, Audio-Technica also offers its smartphone-compatible ATH-DSR9BT wireless model with Pure Digital Drive (SRP: US$549.00), which incorporates ultimate-performance features including large 45 mm True Motion Drivers, 4-core voice coils and other refinements for natural music reproduction with extraordinary resolution and dynamic impact.
Games are always popular gifts — and the gaming experience just isn’t complete without clear and powerful sound. Audio-Technica’s high-performance ATH-PG1 closed-back and ATH-PDG1 open-back headphones deliver an immersive, richly detailed sonic environment. The ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 (SRP: US$129.00 each) offer a host of gaming-centric features including a flexible gooseneck microphone with detachable cable, smartphone cable, extension cable and a lightweight comfort-fit design. The headsets’ large-diameter drivers deliver intense sonic involvement with an expansive sound space that draws listeners completely into the playing field.
Kinder Perfect is the hottest party game for parents (think Cards Against Humanity but based on the truths that parents live through!)!
Your Favorite Fun, Relatable Party Game for Parents Launches Expansion ‘Tween’ and ‘Naughty’ Expansion Packs just in time for Valentine’s Day
Laugh out loud about the challenges of parenthood by getting Kinder Perfect, the hilarious and relatable card game created with parents in mind. Inspired by Cards Against Humanity and too much wine, this parent-specific game will get your girlfriends in stitches with laughter with cards that are all too real in the best way. The game is perfect for expecting, new and seasoned parents (yes, the dads actually love it too!)
With cards featuring responses crowdsourced from parents, this should be an essential to play with your parenting partner and your friends. Plus it makes a great gift for new and expecting moms! The 400+ card game is also a great way to get to know your friends and family. Play it on girls night in with your favorite bottle of wine or on Valentine’s Day to learn fun(ny) facts about your childhood and your relatives’ parenting skills and thoughts!
If this game wasn’t fun enough already, Kinder Perfect has launched three new expansion packs (more, tweens and naughty) in time for the holiday season for under $10, adding 300+ new cards to the original favorite! The expansion packs were created because of feedback from parents who weren’t afraid to get a little raunchy and had kids who were growing up into young adults. The expansions feature cards geared towards parents with tweens and teens, racy responses and more of your favorite #parentingproblems. The ‘naughty’ pack is sure to be a hit at any date night or couples nights with friends. Nothing is off limits!
Pets provide important companionship for people of all ages, but it can be difficult for seniors to maintain care for their furry friends. This Valentine’s Day, give Endura Flap pet doors, a high-quality pet door that allows pets to come and go as they please, while reducing the physical burden for seniors to let their pets outside.
Endura Flap pet doors are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, including UV ray damage, and can contain gusts of wind up to 50 mph. Furry friends will love their newfound freedom, and these pet parents can enjoy a happy pooch and hassle-free home. Endura Flap products are available for doors, walls, sliding glass doors and windows in a variety of color and sizes, making them uniquely customizable to an individual’s own needs, home and style.
Everyone deserves the love of a pet, no matter their age. Endura Flap pet doors allows seniors to continue to care for their furry friends for years to come. For more information, visit https://www.enduraflap.com/.
Three Peaks Manuka Honey
Three Peaks Ultra-Premium UMF™ Certified, Authentic Manuka Honey
Now Available in U.S.
Sourced From the Remote Forests of New Zealand, World’s Most Magnificent Manuka honey Ideal for Everyday Use and for Overall Health and Wellness
Three Peaks Honey, an ultra-premium line of UMF™ certified, authentic Manuka honey announces its launch in the United States.
Sourced and packaged in New Zealand, Three Peaks honey is independently certified by stringent NZ UMF Honey Association purity & quality standards ensuring the authenticity of their New Zealand Manuka honey. The awe inspiring, life enriching Manuka honey range offers the ultimate of health and wellness and the collection includes:
The Tongariro Jar™ Collection
Three Peaks has selected only the highest quality Manuka honey from New Zealand’s natural wilderness for The Tongariro Jar® to ensure you only get the best. Created with an eye for style and the uniqueness of nature, the Tongariro glass Jars are beautifully packaged and perfect for personal use or as a luxurious gift. For ultimate wellness, always buy the highest UMF™ rated Manuka honey you can.Perfect for wellness and therapeutic use or as an artisanal fine-food.
Manuka Everyday 17.6 oz. Jar Collection
Premium everyday manuka honey carefully created to ensure you receive the highest quality, recognised by the Three Peaks brand and the UMF® certified grade. Three Peaks 17.6 oz. Jar Collection includes:
Manuka Honey UMF 6+ 17.6 oz.
Recommended Retail: $44.99
Manuka Honey UMF 8+ 17.6 oz.
Recommended Retail: $49.99
Manuka Honey UMF 10+ 17.6 oz.
Recommended Retail: $54.99
Three Peaks Multifloral Blends
Blooming with the sweet taste of summer, this exquisite blend brings together the natural wellness properties of Manuka honey with natures finest bush blend honey. Available in either a 8.8 oz. or 17.6 oz. jar, Three Peaks multi-floral blend is the perfect addition to your morning toast or as a sugar substitute in your favorite baking recipe. Manuka Honey Blend 8.8 oz., Recommended Retail: $19.99 ; Manuka Honey Blend 17.6 oz., Recommended Retail: $31.99.
Three Peaks was born from a passion for New Zealand’s volcanic central plateau and a desire to produce the world’s most magnificent Manuka honey. Their commitment to producing the best means Three Peaks actively contribute to sustainable land management, conservation of precious indigenous ecosystems and nurturing a healthy bee population. Their bees transform a miraculous environment into a magical product: pure Manuka honey. They rigorously and independently test every batch to assess its UMF® and ‘mg’ grade so that the consumer can trust they are getting only get the best. Three Peaks UMF scale ranges from 6+ to 20+.
All Three Peaks Manuka honey is certified by an independent laboratory, Analytica Laboratories. The UMF® rating on their packs shows that their honey is an internationally recognized standard that assures purity and quality. Each product includes a batch number which provides traceability and quality control checks throughout the entire supply chain from hive to product. Customers can enter the batch number from their products into the Three Peaks website to verify their Three Peaks products are genuine.
Three Peaks Manuka honey makes a perfect gift for any occasion with its elegant packaging on the outside which matches the exceptional quality of the honey on the inside.
Three Peaks Honey can be purchased on Amazon, at the Chelsea Market Basket store in New York and online at www.threepeaksnz.com.
For more information on Three Peaks visit www.threepeaksnz.com.
Traverse City-based GoSili was founded in 2006 by Stacey Feeley and Giuliana Schwab with the mission of Waste Less! GoSili designs and manufactures silicone tableware products for the whole family. The excessive use and waste of disposable paper and plastic inspired the GoSili founders to create a modern line incorporating all the practical benefits that silicone has to offer. GoSili is the parent company of the award-winning children’s silicone products brand Silikids. GoSili products make the basics better by bringing an alternative to plastic, bridging the gap between great design and affordability while improving the way we live! A win-win for all! For more information visit www.gosili.com.
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Jim Brickman Performs His “Share the Love Concert” at the Byham Theater (Downtown Pittsburgh, PA) this Valentine’s Day!
5-in-1 Rescue Tool
The 5-in-1 Rescue Tool can help with five tough jobs without taking up a lot of space. It’s a shovel, scraper, lever, and traction & leverage aid pared down into a single slim design that weighs only 13 ounces. But this Made in the USA tool isn’t a lightweight in its ability, thanks to durable nylon resin. Stow one in the trunk and you’ve got an extra hand to help with brushing off the car, changing a tire and more. $19.95
You can find multiple products for a variety of themes at https://www.thegrommet.com/collections
· Made in the USA: Spokane Valley, WA
· Materials: Lead-free, glass-filled, nylon resin
· Unique 5-in-1 design functions as
· Durable, strong construction
· Full 5″ base scrapper
· Unique traction-gripping edges
· Recommended for adult use only
· Dimensions: 19.5″ x 5″ x 2″
· Weight: 1 lb.
· MSRP: $19.95
· Available at: www.thegrommet.com
Personal Water Filter
The simple and rugged Personal Water Filter is small enough to fit in your pocket, and capable of filtering 1,000 liters of water—that’s enough water for one person for a whole year. Perfect for an emergency kit, hiking, or for use when traveling. $24.95
You can find multiple products for a variety of themes at https://www.thegrommet.com/collections
· Materials: BPA-free Tritan
· Lightweight and compact portable water filter
· Filters up to 1,000 gallons (4,000 liters) of water
· Utilizes an innovative hollow fiber membrane filter. Contains no chemicals (no iodine or chlorine) and leaves no aftertaste
· Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites
· Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
· Very high flow rate
· Includes a lanyard for easy transport
· Can be used periodically—simply put caps on the
· Comes with easy-to-follow instructions for care and maintenance
· Contained in a sealed bag and has no shelf life, making it perfect to store for emergencies
· Made in South Korea
· Dimensions: 9″ x 1″
· Weight: 0.125 lb.
· MSRP: $24.95
· Available at: www.thegrommet.com
Webroot’s WiFi Security
The cybersphere is rife with risks, especially for Boomers who are often targeted by cybercriminals given their susceptibility to a variety of attacks. While protecting yourself online can seem like a complicated and daunting task, it’s actually simpler than ever.
Gift that special someone in your life with Webroot’s WiFi Security. With a simple set it and forget it model, Webroot’s virtual private network (VPN) will provide users with ease of mind and protection when browsing the internet, sharing photos and making online purchases.
Just download the app, set up an account and voilà – the app is working in the background, protecting a user’s internet connection and privacy. Webroot’s VPN actually helps steer users away from unsafe websites that are known to serve malware too!
Never Again by Harvey A. Schwartz
Never Again, a novel by civil rights lawyer Harvey A. Schwartz, appeals to fans of thrillers and fiction with current events/political twists. What’s more, the book hits a pleasing price point of < $10 on Kindle. This would be a great extra Valentine’s Day gift!
- Under $10
- Top read for the thriller fan
- Recently released
Visit HarveyASchwartz.com for more information.
NHV Natural Pet Products 2019 “Second Chance” Wall Calendar
All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to The Second Chance Rescue in NYC. Their mission is to reduce animal overpopulation in shelters; rescue, rehabilitate critically injured and neglected animals; and connect the community to services that enable animals to remain in their homes. They are advocates and educators and are making a difference one cherished life at a time.
The Second Chance calendar is available at www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com and sells for $19.95.
The wisdom and instruction you love from Fair Winds Press’s Ultimate Guides can now be found in portable, giftable handbooks!
MBS handbooks take subjects like chakra balancing, numerology, and divination from inscrutable to practical with accessible content from experts in the field. The instruction and exercises from Liz Dean (The Divination Handbook), Athena Perrakis (The Chakras Handbook), and Tania Gabrielle (The Numerology Handbook) will empower readers in their MBS journey, whether they are looking into the future or concentrating on staying grounded in the present.
The 5×8” size makes these handbooks easy to pop into bags and carry with you on-the-go, while their hardcover binding and beautiful covers make them the perfect gift for seekers of all stripes. All books publish January 22, 2019.
|The Divination HandbookThe Modern Seer’s Guide to Using Tarot, Crystals, Palmistry, and MoreBy Liz DeanHardback, 176 PagesISBN: 9781592338733Publishing: January 22, 2019
|The Chakras HandbookTap into Your Body’s Energy Centers for Well-Being, Manifestation, and Positive EnergyBy Athena PerrakisHardback, 176 PagesISBN: 9781592338757Publishing: January 22, 2019
|The Numerology HandbookUncover your Destiny and Manifest Your Future with the Power of NumbersBy Tania GabrielleHardback, 176 PagesISBN: 9781592338740Publishing: January 22, 2019
Heat Holders, the warmest thermal socks and outerwear company, makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. With a wide variety of blankets and socks, you can choose the perfect gift for your loved one. The large soft fur fleece blanket and the oversized throw blanket will bring immediate luxury and warmth to any evening or home space. Give the gift of warmth this Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is so much more than giving flowers and a card. It’s become an opportunity to show the people you love you care about their everyday needs. It can be difficult to select a gift for someone that already has everything, especially something that they’ll really use.
With Gear Beast’s new Valentines Smartphone Lanyards you can give the gift of peace of mind, as your loved one will never lose or misplace their phone again.
Native is the leading natural deodorant and #1 best-selling deodorant at Target. Known for their on-trend scents, Native is excited to bring you the 2019 Winter Scents. Native’s products have a proprietary formula containing simple ingredients such as beeswax, baking soda, coconut oil and shea butter that naturally fight odors instead of masking them with unnecessary and chemicals found in antiperspirants (aluminum, talc, parabens).
New Deodorant Scents:
- Cypress & Ginger ($12) – (For MEN) Rich, woodsy scent coupled with bright and spicy notes of ginger.
- Powder & Cotton ($12) – Fresh delicate scent that is both light and delightfully clean.
- Blackberry & Green Tea ($12) – Juicy blackberry infused with the clean and refreshing aroma of green tea.
- Vanilla & Sandalwood ($12) – Warm vanilla scent blended with sweet and alluring sandalwood.
- Seasonal Winter Pack ($30) – This seasonal pack includes 3 regular bars of: Powder & Cotton, Blackberry & Green Tea and Vanilla & Sandalwood.
- Seasonal Travel Sample Pack ($24) – Coconut & Vanilla, Cucumber & Mint, Lavender & Rose plus Blackberry & Green Tea and Powder & Cotton.
- Body Wash ($12): available in classic and in the *new seasonal scents.
- Bar Soap ($10 for 2): available in classic and in the *new seasonal scents.
- Gift Sets (Featuring FIVE Products, $30) – Include the beloved deodorant, mini deodorant, body wash, and two bars of soap in Native’s most popular scents.
With Valentine’s Day coming up you’re beginning to think of gifts for your significant other or loved one. This year treat them to a truMedic foot massager and/or neck and back massager to give them a massage experience right from the comfort of their own home. truMedic’s foot massager was recently chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2018 making it the perfect gift to give. Here are other massage devices to consider.
The InstaShiatsu+ Full Body Neck Massager with Heat is a complete massage experience in one convenient device. Relax, reduce stress, and let your body rejuvenate. Add soothing heat to your massage to maximize comfort. ($169.97 USD)
With the truMedic InstaShiatsu+ Foot Massager with Heat, you can enjoy a professional quality foot massage from the comfort of your own home. As Oprah says in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, “When I tried this foot massager, I swear fireworks lit the sky, waves pounded against the shore, and a choir of angels sang. This is some powerful pampering.” ($199.00 USD)
Visit https://trumedic.com/ for more information.
Robinson Home Products
Robinson Home Products Inc. is a Buffalo, NY based, employee owned, housewares and tabletop company. They have been successfully developing, producing and shipping quality products to retailers throughout the US for almost 100 years.
They’re excited about our two new brand introductions this year of CraftKitchen™ and Studio Cuisine™. These brands showcase Robinson’s expertise in the multiple categories of Tools, Gadgets, Cutlery and Cookware and brings new and exciting styles to the market.
Robinson Home Products has a diverse list of gifting ideas for this Valentine’s Day!
STORIES FOR MY GRANDCHILD by Susan ‘Honey’ Good
Lifestyle Expert and Influencer Susan ‘Honey’ Good’s
STORIES FOR MY GRANDCHILD
When Lifestyle Expert and Influencer Susan ‘Honey’ Good reinvented herself in her sixties and created HoneyGood.com, she quickly endeared herself as an icon for women over 50, many of whom are grandmothers. An editor at Abrams Books took notice of Honey Good’s stature among women and grandmothers as well as the national recognition she has received and sought her out to pen their concept journal, STORIES FOR MY GRANDCHILD (Abrams Noterie; February 2019; U.S. $16.99, Hardcover). The editor described Honey as the personification of the “cool 21st century grandmother” and a vibrant, visible role model. Honey Good’s book is available currently for pre-sale with a February 5, 2019 publication date.
Honey’s stylish, beautifully-illustrated keepsake journal covers numerous topics in a Q&A format so grandparents can pass down personal stories and family history in the first person. The book also features Honey Good’s wise personal quotes about the joys of grandmotherhood. Honey speaks from experience with a blended family that includes 25 Grands.
Honey Good’s smart, succinct, often humorous, sometimes poignant self-reflections are relatable and on point and have carried over to her beautiful book featuring astute subjects and questions ranging from how she amused herself as a child to what dating was like when she was a teenager, and how she navigated challenges and opportunities throughout adulthood. Each entry offers a grandmother an opportunity to give her grandchild a connection to their heritage and a deeper relationship with their grandmother. The journaling prompts and personal quotes were conceived by Honey Good who is actively redefining this stage of life on her award-winning website HoneyGood.com, with an impressive following of over 200,000.
Once a grandmother shares her experiences and feelings through Honey Good’s prompts, she will gift her completed heirloom to her grandchildren who, in turn, will pass down their grandmother’s treasure to their own children. The grandmother’s intimate stories and experiences, documented for perpetuity, will capture her love, family history, personal vignettes, education and work history as well as her values and personality. “Sharing stories from a grandmother’s past gives her grandchildren a sense of identity, a connection to their heritage and a deeper relationship with her,” said Susan Honey Good. “With the gift of this journal all about her,” Good added, “Grandchildren will know their grandmother for more than kisses and comfort. They will learn about their family through her memories and, more importantly, about the values that they will hand down to future generations.”
About the Book
Stories for My Grandchild By Honey Good
Abrams Noterie/ February 2019
U.S. $16.99 / Can. $21.99
Hardcover / 80 pages
7 x 8″ / 80 color illustrations
|GIFT GIVING THAT GIVES TO THE HOMELESS Every holiday season, we search for ideal gifts for friends and family – useful gifts that carry meaning during a meaningful time of year.
Beantown Blankets checks all the boxes for those who want to give quality gifts that make a difference to more than the recipient. “Beantown Blankets was established in 2016 as an avenue to provide quality products to our
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The Night Sky
Seeking a wonderful, personalized gift idea for Valentine’s Day that is truly magical? Give a gift of the stars to show the love of your life that you will always remember that special moment! The Night Sky makes an incredible, memorable gift this Valentine’s Day, and will be treasured for years to come. The Night Sky will light up anyone’s life this Valentine’s Day!
The Night Sky can be ordered as a gift certificate at the last-minute for the recipient to order their own unique print this Valentine’s Day.
With this service, it is simple to create an 18″ x 24″ star map of the night your heart skipped a beat. Your unique and personalized star map is printed on high-quality, Art Matte paper with over 190g weight. Choose from 8 different styles at any place or time in the world to memorialize what is special to you or to the recipient.
To learn more about The Night Sky, please visit https://thenightsky.com/.
FOCUS! – How to Slay Your Goals by David Essel
FOCUS! – How to Slay Your Goals discusses how to radically change your life. Could programs like the law of attraction, and using affirmations the wrong way, be holding you back in life? How to found profound love to learning how to make the first 30 minutes of every day the powerful breeding grounds for a positive mental attitude.
DAVID ESSEL’S NEW BOOK “FOCUS! – SLAY YOUR GOALS, THE PROVEN GUIDE TO HUGE SUCCESS, A POWERFUL ATTITUDE AND PROFOUND LOVE” IS SELECTED AS ONE OF THE TOP 25 MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS
David Essel, M.S, is the author to the #1 best-selling book that contains six New York Times contributing authors to debunk the myth of positive thinking. His new book, also a #1 best seller; “FOCUS!” – Slay your goals, the proven guide to huge success, a powerful attitude and profound love”, features an introduction by celebrity Jenny McCarthy who said “Essel is the new leader of the positive thinking movement.”
His work as a counselor and life coach has been verified by psychology today, and marriage.com verifies David’s work as one of the top relationship counselors and experts in the world. Recently. David’s new book “FOCUS!” made it on the list of “The Top 25 Books That Will Make You a Better Person”. Essel’s book joins the ranks of other influential self-help books.
For the past 28 years, number one best-selling author, counselor and life Coach David Essel has been helping to educate the world regarding the negative power of self-sabotage, and how to get out of our own way in life in order to achieve greatness. David’s goal is to positively affect 2 million people on a daily basis regardless of their current circumstances, their current challenges, and even their current financial situation.
ARE YOU READY TO RADICALLY CHANGE YOUR OWN LIFE?
HERE ARE SOME POINTERS YOU CAN TAKE OUT OF THE BOOK “FOCUS!”:
∙ FOCUS! Is what it takes, to create the life you want right now.
∙ STOP DREAMING! Could programs like the law of attraction, and using affirmations the wrong way, be holding you back in life?
∙ START LIVING! David’s goal achievement program “The One Thing Theory “TM, created in 1996, will help you create huge success in life.
∙ PROFOUND LOVE? You can create it by following David’s “Love scale: 1 to 10”TM. If you don’t have what you truly desire in life, this book will show you how to get it. Now. It’s time to FOCUS.
As we celebrate almost 40 years in the personal growth industry, David is excited to offer everyone his daily video’s out to everyone for absolutely free!
Check out a video with David Essel talking about The Daily Video Boost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j13VTAIauKk
These daily videos will be sent out every Monday through Friday and it will help people with the following:
• Shatter procrastination forever!
• Learn how to get off the fence in life and into daily action to make your dreams a reality…
• Find an accountability partner so that you can hold each other’s feet to the fire to do what’s needed every day.
• Shatter any negative attitude or mindset that has been keeping you back from living at your full potential.
• Learn how to make the first 30 minutes of every day the powerful breeding grounds for a positive mental attitude.
• Shake off the subconscious sabotaging thoughts that can get in the way
• Create daily action steps that will actually bring the results you so desire to you.
• And finally, learn how to boost your own self-confidence and self-esteem so that you carry this practice forward for the rest of the year.
SodaStream Fizzi One Touch
SodaStream prevents more than 3,700 single-use plastic bottles and cans from entering the waste stream to begin with.
With the SodaStream Fizzi One Touch, saving the world from plastic pollution has never been so easy – stylish – or refreshing. The sleek Fizzi One Touch is SodaStream’s newest model and carbonates tap water at the touch of a button. With three levels of automatic carbonation, you can perfectly customize your sparkling water and there’s no worry of accidentally fizzing all over yourself.
SodaStream eliminates the guilt of buying and then discarding single-use plastics.
The Fizzi One Touch retails for $129.99 at www.sodastream.com or retailers nationwide.
Mass market hearing aids are getting smarter. That’s good news for the millions of consumers who cannot afford the average $2,300-per-ear price tag of conventional products, which aren’t covered by Medicare or most insurance policies. It’s also an early sign of the impact of the 2017 Over the Counter Hearing Aid Act, which allows adults with mild to moderate hearing loss to buy cheaper devices without seeing a hearing professional.
Case in point: the new LifeEar CORE, a $799 hearing aid ($1599 per pair) that is the FIRST that can be both programmed and fine-tuned with a mobile app – no appointment needed. Users can use their smartphones to:
· Create a personal hearing profile based on their ability to hear a series of tones.
· Automatically program their optimal settings, using a National Acoustic Laboratories algorithm that considers the hearing profile as well as the user’s age and gender
· Fine-tune the Quiet, Conversation and Restaurant programs, using an advanced settings option to change the amount of noise reduction, sound directionality and amplification of different frequencies for each of those programs individually
· Discreetly change volume or program mode, enabling easier and less conspicuous adjustments than using the small buttons on the hearing aid
For Valentine’s Day this year, Micro Cotton® recommends that couples bring the hotel getaway experience right to their homes with the luxe, outsized and ultrasoft Hotel Ultimate towels from Micro Cotton®.
Woven from 100% long staple cotton, these plush, durable fibers stay sumptuously soft for ages and are perfect to cozy up in together. They even make bathrobes obsolete!
The Hotel Ultimate Micro Cotton® collection is available in 21 sweet colors at Macy’s. Micro Cotton’s dusty petal and ruby bath sheet sets are perfect for Valentine’s Day!!!
Zip n Store on BestProducts.com
Storage System Among 50+ Most Genius Products on Internet
Zip n Store storage system was just named one of the 50+ Most Genius Products on the Internet by Bestproducts.com.
“I am thrilled that Zip n Store has been listed as one of BestProducts.com 50+ Most Genius Products Found on the Internet,” says Zip n Store creator Len Kensey. “I know that Zip n Store is a great product. Now even more people may find this out!”
BestProducts.com is a destination for the latest reviews and roundups of consumer-favorite products that are on-trend at the right price. More details about BestProducts.com and Zip n Store can be found at https://www.bestproducts.com/lifestyle/g18794199/most-genius-products-ever/
Seal-top storage bags have been a staple in kitchens for decades. They are inexpensive and convenient, but in the refrigerator or freezer, they can end up mashed under piles of other groceries – and hidden until the food in them has gone bad. In the pantry, they are bound to be lost among the cans and boxes.
With the Zip n Store storage system, up to 29 quart-sized baggies can be attached to the Cold n Store slide out unit or the Cold n Store side door unit. It’s the end of hide and seek with leftovers – all it takes is a quick slide out, and all the food is easy to see and access.
Kensey spent years trying to figure out more productive and cost-effective ways to get a job done. “I invent stuff,” he says. “There’s an easier way, a better way, a faster way.” Zip n Store is just one of his inventions that makes life better.
Zip n Store works with both plastic storage baggies and manufacturers’ pre-packaged bags. It works in the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry.
“All this started because I was frustrated with finding messy containers in the fridge after long work trips, and I knew there had to be a better way to store food,” explains Kensey. “I developed Zip n Store with the main goals of preventing food waste and reducing the mess associated with popular seal-top bags.”
Zip n Store’s office space is on Philadelphia Street in Indiana, PA. More information can be found on Zip n Store at www.zipnstore.com
BEDDING BANDZ TO DEBUT IN OFFICIAL GRAMMY® GIFT BAG
Helping GRAMMY® Presenters and Performers get their Sheets Together!
On Sunday, February 10th, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, some alternative Bandz appeared at Music’s Biggest Night®.
As in previous years, each Presenter and Performer at the GRAMMYs® receive a carefully curated selection of gifts. For the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®, these gifts included Bedding Bandz® The Original Bed Sheets Organizer from Ravary Enterprises.
“We are thrilled that our patented, home organizational product Bedding Bandz® has been selected for the official GRAMMY® Gift Bag,” said Linda Ravary, the inventor of the product. “Bedding Bandz® bring order to the chaos of messy linen closets everywhere, from the mansions of music moguls to the fifth floor walk-ups of aspiring new artists. Not every star performer can win a GRAMMY but they can all be more organized when they get back home with the hottest gift this year! We are incredibly excited that our Bandz from North Carolina will be part of Music’s Biggest Night!”
About Bedding Bandz® – the filing system for your bedding
Imagine going to your closet and finding the exact size sheets you need, in a perfectly organized, labeled bundle. Imagine an easy, color-coded system to identify sheets sets by size, so you never have to unfold and mess with the wrong size sheets again. That’s Bedding Bandz®, a patented home organization device that lets you stack your folded sheets neatly, freeing up valuable storage space. Bedding Bandz comes in two formats reversible TWIN/FULL and reversible QUEEN/KING.
Find out more at: www.beddingbandz.com and visit our YouTube video
Facebook: @Bedding Bandz
Valentine’s Day presents have come a long way in recent times. Where before a dozen red roses and a box of chocolates might have covered your bases in the gifting realm 10 years ago, things have slowly shifted over to more personalized, thoughtful presents for loved ones.
But one gift that never goes out of style is lingerie.
Not to be underestimated, a beautiful set of lingerie—from a silk robe, to a lacy teddy, and the classic bra-and-briefs (plus stockings, and a garter, and heels…)—is a gift to you both. But only if done correctly.
While it’s certainly not as easy as picking out something from a catalogue and hitting ‘add to cart,’ it’s also not as difficult as you might think.
Avoiding ostentatious designs and sizing mishaps, is now possible with the help of the services provided by [ENCLOSED] — the first online gift-giving service owned by women designed to help men. [ENCLOSED] provides a highly personal and customized digital experience with the undivided attention of a stylist making finding that perfect Valentines Day lingerie gift stress free.
The [ENCLOSED] motto: We do the work, you get the credit.
Men go online, sign up, and fill out a form with basic information on the recipient, and the experts at [ENCLOSED] hand-pick a personalized lingerie item for each recipient from the finest luxury designers worldwide. The gift arrives in a signature purple box surrounded by dried rose pedals. No need to plan ahead with [ENCLOSED] as they offer overnight shipping. From size, style, quality to fit and beautiful packaging, [ENCLOSED] does all the work for you!
30 DAYS TO HAPPINESS
Everybody wants to be happy, yet few people know how to get there. We think we will be happy if we get the right job, meet the right people, get the new car. But there will always be something else we want.
30 DAYS TO HAPPINESS by accomplished author Rhonda Sciortino is an honest assessment of the 30 key life inventory items that have the biggest influence on your happiness.
Genuine happiness comes from within. It’s a state of mind, a way of looking at the world, a commitment to improving ourselves and authentically enjoying life.
30 DAYS TO HAPPINESS guides people to examine themselves and find room for improvement. The book helps people learn to treat each new day as an opportunity to live their best possible life, finding new solutions to challenges as they take another step down the path to true happiness.
30 DAYS TO HAPPINESS
Written by Rhonda Sciortino
978-1-57826-782-8, $12.50 hardcover
978-1-57826-783-5, $7.99 eBook
Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.
Christopher holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Duquesne University and has been acting and writing for over 20 years. His articles have appeared in many publications including Advantage, American Builders Quarterly, Anchorage Daily News, Canadian Builders Quarterly, Canadian Executive Quarterly, Chartiers Valley Magazine, Cranberry Magazine, Energy International Quarterly, Focus Magazine, Green Business Quarterly, Hispanic Executive Quarterly, Northern Connection Magazine, North Hills Monthly Magazine, Observer-Reporter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Profile, Recovery Solutions, Standard-Speaker, The Strip Magazine, and Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News.