Gifting Ideas

Lucky Tackle Box

Do you have a fisherman in your life? Get them the gift of fishing ALL YEAR LONG with Lucky Tackle Box!

Lucky Tackle Box is the premier fishing subscription box in America, where you can sign up and receive a monthly package full of the hottest lures, tackle and products in the sport fishing industry. 

Here’s a little bit about what we do and why LTB is a PERFECT GIFT this Holiday Season:

  • Lucky Tackle Box ships once a month, with each box packed full of some of the top fishing lures, tackle and accessories in the industry.
  • LTB is all about education, so we create multiple, unique YouTube instructional videos and “how-to” articles each month to help subscribers learn about our products and become better fisherman.
  • LTB has 10 different boxes for species ranging from Bass to Walleye, Panfish to Fly Fishing.
  • Fantastic gift for the whole family to get out into nature together or the person who just loves to fish, wants to improve their skills and try new products.
  • Subscription plans are set up for 1-month, 3-month, 6-month or 12-month durations.
  • Many top brands in the fishing industry launch their newest products in the LTB boxes each month and the retail value of the products ALWAYS exceed the cost of the subscription.

More Info: www.luckytacklebox.com?utm_source=cision&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=holiday_pr

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Buddha Board

What if rediscovering your inner tranquility was as simple as swiping–with an elegant bamboo brush that is? That’s right. Shut away your smart devices and commit to truly living in the moment with the Buddha Board, a modern tool for rediscovering the ancient Zen artform. Simply fill the stand with water, dip the brush, and start creating ephemeral drawings and lettering with a distinctly rich flair.

Buddha Board Highlights:

  • Reusable — As the water dries a clean slate appears, letting you create and draw over and over again.
  • Relaxing — Practice being in the moment as you put brush to board and enjoy the art of letting go as you watch your brushstrokes slowly disappear.
  • Fun for Ages 5-105 — Children love using it to draw and practice their letters, while adults use it to calm their minds after work, when traveling, or during the stressful holiday season.
  • Travel-Friendly — The original board measures in at 12”x9.5”x1/4” and the Mini Buddha Board at 5”x5”x1/5” for easy portability to the office, classroom, or hotel room.

From the larger Original Buddha Board or the mini version, enjoy your creativity time and again.

Great for holiday gifts and for entertainment while traveling, the Buddha Board is fun for all ages. The Original BB rings in at $34.95 and the Mini Board is only $13.95. 

 Learn more on http://buddhaboard.com

Crated with Love

Crated with Love is a date night subscription box service that sends young married couples at-home date nights that focus on strengthening their relationship through activities and games created by its team of experts.

Tyler and Michelle (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), founders of Crated with Love, launched Crated with Love together in 2014 after noticing how much date night strengthened​ our relationship. “We were at a point in our lives where we were surrounded by stress and the first thing to go was our one-on-one time together. So, we decided to create a $20 a month budget to spend on a date night (no matter what). A few months in, we started to see how powerful that time together was to strengthening our relationship and figured more couples could benefit just like us! And thus, Crated with Love was born!”

Every Crated with Love box includes 4 or 5 date night challenges or activities along with all the items you will need. Our goal is to help inspire laughter so you can reconnect and create quality time together.


Pipsticks+Workman Stickers

A new line of 17-month planners with coordinating sticker books and notekeepers that are perfect keeping track of your busy life. This is the first planner line where each planner’s interiors (monthly art and stickers) are unique to the theme. Each one is designed for a different personality: JUST GETTING STARTED for the life of the party, BUILDING MY EMPIRE for the entrepreneurial Type-A-in-a-good-way, and THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING for the dreamer who makes things happen. The planner line also offers VIP access to the Pipsticks Printables Library, a collection of downloadables (like meal planners and packing lists) that help personalize and customize the planners.

The perfect companion to a Pipsticks+Workman planner, there are three sticker books: THE FUN HAS JUST BEGUN, THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT, and DREAMING IN COLOR, each with 20 sheets (including one glitter and one holographic!) of totally unique stickers for marking important occasions or adding some fun decoration. There are also three notekeepers: GREAT THINGS INSIDE for tracking goals, FUN THINGS INSIDE for making lists, and BIG IDEAS INSIDE for brainstorming. The line is unified by HANDS OFF MY STICKERS!, a collection book for saving and organizing favorite stickers. The planners ($29.99), sticker books ($12.95), notekeepers ($14.95), and collection book ($18.95)are on sale now.

CardFool

CardFool, the experts in hilarious greeting cards, are helping everyone channel their funny bone and celebrate the lucky individuals on your naughty list. With a variety of Christmas and Hanukkah cards to choose from, this holiday season let that special person know you’re thinking of them the only way you know how – naughty humor, why not!?

What makes the company unique is that they want everyone to know that it’s OK to be funny – in fact, let your weird flag fly high!  The site offers hundreds of original designs, lets you write your own message, then send directly to anyone in the U.S. for just $3.99. They also offer FREE eCards. A small price to pay for a priceless gift. Not to mention, the card will never rot or break, or force furniture to be moved around to make it fit. 

Here’s a link to view the designs – more are being added daily: https://www.cardfool.com/ 

Here are some cards that made me laugh:

Highland Titles

Perfect as a special stocking stuffer or for the person in your life that has everything, Highland Titles is one of the world’s leading innovators in land preservation, offering a unique and eco-friendly opportunity to purchase souvenir plots on its estate in Glencoe Wood, Scotland – granting the recipient the legal use of the Scottish Title Lord or Lady

This fun and unique gift not only grants the legal use of the Scottish title Laird, Lord or Lady, it will also give back to Mother Earth directly. Over the last thousand years, the forests throughout Scotland have been destroyed by industry and farming.  With eco-conservation initiatives increasing across the globe, Highland Titles has created a new approach to land conservation by selling small plots to help fund the rescuing of woodlands, tree planting, maintenance and acquisition of land at risk of development – ensuring it cannot be purchased or developed. 

Plot sizes range from one square foot to 1,000 square feet and are available for purchase starting at $43.00.

When buying a one square foot plot, the consumer will receive:

  • The title of Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe Wood 
  • A legal title deed for your land ownership, on velum parchment.
  • Master Title Deed to change your title on bank accounts, driving license and other ID
  • A map of Glencoe Wood, directions and instructions on how to visit/find your personal plot.
  • Information and pictures of the area, Glencoe Wood and our conservation project. 
  • A bumper sticker for you to proudly display your new status (Laird, Lord or Lady)

Acorn TV

Acorn TV, North America’s most popular streaming service focused on British and international television from RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE), offers a unique mix of gift possibilities for Anglophiles and lovers of British mysteries and dramas. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter)and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), Acorn TV is available in a gift subscription for just $49.99/year. Additionally, deluxe DVD sets include the complete series of universally adored British comedy Detectorists starring BAFTA-Award winners Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones; hugely popular British detective drama Vera: Sets 1-7 Collection; smash hit Canadian period mystery series Murdoch Mysteries: The Christmas Cases Limited Edition; and Irish police drama Single-Handed: The Complete Collection. Available at select retailers including Amazon. 

For TV lovers, Acorn offers several smash hit, critically-acclaimed series on Blu-ray, including Guy Pearce’s return in conspiracy thriller Jack Irish, Season 2; British drama Picnic at Hanging Rock; smash hit mystery series Midsomer Murders, Series 20; heartwarming drama The Good Karma Hospital, Series 2; Canadian hit Murdoch Mysteries, Season 11; international sensation and Acorn TV Original Keeping Faith; among many others.

Acorn TV exclusively premieres high-quality, original and exclusive British and international series every week from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, or Canada. Acorn TV features a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no set end dates or commercials. In 2018, Acorn TV premiered new seasons of British mystery Agatha Raisin, heartwarming New Zealand drama 800 Words, Aussie dramedy The Heart Guy, and the final seasons of BAFTA-winning comedy Detectorists and Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home; as well as new series, including British drama Girlfriends, Welsh dramas Hidden and Bang, Irish drama Blood, British high school drama Ackley Bridge, Paul Abbott’s No Offence, Mystery Road starring Judy Davis, among many others.

DVD Collector’s Sets/Gift Ideas: 

Detectorists: Complete Collection

‘Best of the Year’ selections Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times. TV comedy treasure…deep and delightful comedy…I can’t recommend it highly enough.” —Los Angeles Times

All three seasons of the universally adored, BAFTA®-Award winning BBC comedy starring Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones, The Office [UK], Pirates of the Caribbean), who also wrote and directed the series, and Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actor Toby Jones (Captain America, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games) as two oddball metal detecting enthusiasts scouring the English countryside for treasure while dealing with their messy personal lives. 

*DVD 5-Disc Set, 19 episodes plus cast interviews and behind-the-scenes featurettes, $79.99

Vera: Sets 1-7 Collection

“Sheer heaven for fans of police procedurals” The Philadelphia Inquirer

A deceptively smart cop…the female version of Columbo” —San Francisco Chronicle

The first seven series of the smash hit British detective drama starring Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, a cantankerous, but brilliant detective who solves unthinkable crimes in northeast England. 

*DVD 28-Disc Collection, 28 feature-length mysteries plus bonus, $219.99 

Murdoch Mysteries: The Christmas Cases Limited Edition

“Charming entertainment, sweetly satisfying” —Globe & Mail

“A terrific procedural police drama” The Philadelphia Inquirer

Special Limited Edition of the holiday movies of the smash hit Canadian and Acorn TV period mystery series. Garnering an amazing 45 Gemini® and Canadian Screen Awards nominations from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television during its run, the series centers on Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective, who enlists radical new forensic techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. 

*DVD 3-Disc Set, three feature-length Christmas-themed episodes plus bonus featurettes and a collectible Christmas card, $64.99

Single-Handed: The Complete Collection

“A smart, complex, deep, and elegantly paced show that rivals the best drama currently on television..”DVD Verdict

Filmed against the spectacular and foreboding backdrop of Connemara, Ireland, Owen McDonnell (Killing Eve, Dominion Creek) stars as Jack Driscoll, the lone Garda sergeant whose personal life is inextricably bound with his professional duties in his insular community. Nominated for best drama series at the Irish Film & Television Awards and featuring an excellent cast including Matthew McNulty (The Terror, Lark Rise to Candleford), Simone Lahbib (Loch Ness, Wire in the Blood), and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones), plus guest stars including Oscar® nominee Stephen Rea (The Crying Game) and Caroline Catz (Doc Martin)

(DVD 6-Disc Set, 13 episodes plus bonus, $64.99)


Animals Asia

Delightful holiday gifts for humans that help save animals  

Here come the holidays, and what better way to celebrate the joyous season than to give gifts that please loved ones and help make the world a better place for animals? All of international animal welfare nonprofit Animals Asia’s holiday gifts will benefit the animals who the organization saves from cruelty in Vietnam and China, while offering recipients something special to enjoy throughout the year.

This year marks Animals Asia’s 20th anniversary of its founding. In the past two decades the international nonprofit has rescued more than 600 bears from the cruel bear bile farming industry, and secured an MOU with the Vietnamese government to bring an end to the practice in that country. The organization also has programs focusing on Cat and Dog Welfare and Captive Animal Welfare that are shifting the paradigm of animal protection in Asia.

Great gifts for humans that benefit animals

Crystal bracelet with silver bear charm and tassel

For the animal lover, this gorgeous crystal bracelet will light up any holiday outfit, with a subtle wintry shade of blue and a delightful sterling silver bear charm and tassel. 

$31.50

Tea towel

Those of us who spend lots of time in the kitchen know that one can never have too many tea towels. This one portrays the serene peace moon bears find at Animals Asia’s sanctuaries with a stunning bear portrait by wildlife artist Richard Symonds. Black and white with our anniversary logo. 

$10.00

Bear Necessities toiletries bag

We all have those essential toiletries we can’t live without. Animals Asia’s charming “Bear Necessities” bag delivers them with love, keeping those items that keep us going easily within reach in a fun canvas bag with a tassel zipper. The beloved bears in the design keep the animals close to our hearts no matter where we travel. Black and white with our anniversary logo. 

$11.00

Jill Robinson: To the Moon and Back (DVD)

In a compelling documentary, we learn the story of Jill Robinson, who founded Animals Asia twenty years ago after discovering the shocking cruelty of bear bile farming. Once she learned the truth, her life changed forever, and it became her mission to help the more than 11,000 bears (mostly moon bears, but also sun and brown bears) who suffer on bear bile farms in Asia. This documentary shares Jill’s story, and the story of the bears, inseparable from one another, as narrated by celebrated actor Peter Egan. Also featuring celebrity supporters: Lesley Nicol, Matt Sorum, Virginia McKenna, and Peter Egan. Written and directed by Andrew Telling.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxQ_DmmZtko

$12.99

Basepaws

This Holiday Season, Basepaws Offers the Pur-Fect Gift for the Cat Lover and Genealogical Expert on your Holiday List

Basepaws is an at-home, feline-specific genetic test allows you to learn about breed and ancestry markers that are present in your cats DNA explaining the physical traits are in your cat’s genes. So if you’ve ever wondered where your cat gets the extra fluffiness in his or her tail, now you can find out! Using what we currently know, Basepaws  can tell you how closely related your cat is to select cat breeds and wildcats. Launching in 2019 Basepaws will also be able to let any possible health and wellness risks that may be present in your cat’s DNA.

To send Basepaws the sample, you collect hair from your feline or use a mouth swab for cats without hair. After mailing the sample in you can expect results in 2 to 4 months. Once you are part of the Basepaws family, your cat will receive a lifetime of benefits. This includes report updates, personalized recommendations, membership in the Basepaws community, access to the latest research on cat science, tools to connect owners of similar cats, and discounts on future products that will be specifically formulated for your cat’s genetic needs.

As a pet owner, you want to know as much information as possible about any potential health risks for your beloved cat. With knowledge from your cat’s genetics, you can make more informed decisions about their health-care needs earlier—possibly mitigating or even preventing illness down the road. 

Basepaws is the purr-fect holiday gift for any cat lover and their cat this holiday season!

Basepaws DNA Kit is available now at www.Basepaws.com for $95.00.


World Vision

These “giveback gifts” from World Vision’s holiday gift catalog supports its most vital projects in areas such as clean water access, disaster relief and humanitarian aid. This year’s catalog features some handcrafted items that support, mostly women, artisans from India. 

  • Upcycled Artisanal Bowl – This stunning bowl is up-cycled from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal. Artisans in India have hand bent and soldered each piece into inspirational shapes to create this artistic and elaborate bowl that is great as a decorative piece or to hold special items.
  • Capiz Shell Coasters – Made by Filipino craftsmen overcoming poverty through their work.
  • Tree of Life Candle Holder – Artisans in India make these beautiful pieces to raise themselves out of poverty and help light the way for their children’s education.
  • Infinity Scarf – Hand-woven pieces from India that are each unique in color and size. 

As mentioned, these items are fair trade and a majority of the proceeds go back to World Vision’s fund for the most vital projects around the globe.


Banana Phone
https://bananaphone.io

Leave the seriousness behind with a Banana Phone – the phone with appeal! This banana-shaped, Bluetooth®-enabled, mobile handset connects to your smartphone and lets you talk to your loved ones on a banana! Pair your Banana Phone with your smartphone via Bluetooth and start receiving or initiating calls via Siri or OK Google. The Banana Phone is the perfect gift for anyone on your gift list because not only is it hilarious, it also supports a great cause as well! Banana Phone donates 1% of all revenue to support Gorilla Conservation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They partner with Gearing Up For Gorillas and are certified by 1% For The Planet. $39.99. https://bananaphone.io


TrayCups® Party Plates
https://traycups.com/

Party problem, solved! Tired of having one hand holding a plate of nibbles and the other hand carrying your beverage, but no way to enjoy either? With TrayCups Party Plates, one hand is all you need to hold and pair your favorite foods and beverages. The options are endless! These integrated tray + cup plates are perfect for any social gathering this holiday season. The Disposable Clear TrayCups serve as a stand-alone party plate, and are made from eco-friendly recycled food grade plastic, and can be recycled after use. Team Colors TrayCups® are also available. TrayCups® are 100% made in the USA with pride. https://traycups.com/


The Better Ice Scraper

Winter is coming… but you don’t have to let snow and ice buildup on your windshield slow you down. This year, get The Better Ice Scraper!

The Better Ice Scraper is a faster, smarter, easier way to clear your windshield. It’s unique design makes it efficient.  Its compact size lets it stow away easily.  And its ergonomic grip makes it more comfortable to use. The Better Ice Scraper features patent-pending Shape Shifting technology that forms the frost edge to the curve of your windshield for maximum contact.  This new design with enhanced stability puts less strain on your wrist, elbow and shoulder, but knocks out ice in no time!

Your time is valuable and no one wants to spend any more of it chipping away at ice in the cold than they have to. This season get it done faster and better! Makes a perfect stocking stuffer!

The Better Ice Scraper is available at www.betterstuff.biz