By Christopher Cussat
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, we present our top 15+ unique gift ideas:
From millennials to boomers and in between – everyone can find great gifts for new boyfriends and girlfriends at Saatchi Art.com. With prints as affordable as $35 and a selection of more than 500,000 original paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Saatchi Art offers a thousand ways to express your affection in a truly unique way with a gift that will last a lifetime.
These are just a fraction of the new boyfriend gift ideas (here’s an entire curated collection for him)
- Hang ten anyone? Nothing says a funny “I love you” to your new surf-loving guy like a 500 pound gorilla on a board. This prints starts at $40.
- Is that new man in your life an animal or nature lover? Then this John Sargent III print at just $40, or this gorgeous equine pastel print ($70), will be sure to strike a chord.
- Want to tell that new guy that you love the party animal in him? This print entitled “The After Party” will be sure to bring a smile to his face (for just $40).
Here’s an entire curated collection of gifts for her. We’ve culled a few of our favorites below:
- For the woman with a sweet tooth, or a vintage film obsession, this Captain Cherry print is a prime pick.
- Nothing will tell the new gal in your life that you love to hug (or love bunnies) more than this “manimal” print ($55)
There are curated collections with gifts that appeal to men, women, kids, sports buffs, moms, dads, grads, animal lovers, film buffs, world travelers, green thumbs, foodies and pop art lovers.
The artwork on Society6 is created by hundreds of thousands of artists from around the world.
When you buy a product from Society6, they produce it using only the highest quality materials, and ship it to you on behalf of the artist. Society6 was founded by Justin Cooper, Lucas Tirigall-Caste and Justin Wills.
SlimType – NFC Keyboard
The new SlimType – NFC Keyboard is an innovative and just plain cool smartphone cover with a built-in integrated portable keyboard!
Devices: Samsung Galaxy S6 Flat and S6 Edge
- Easy to connect. Simply place the NFC-enabled phone on the cover, install the app, and start typing.
- Security. With NFC´s security advantage over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, data is securely transmitted
- Form and function. Hot keys provide quick access to email, contacts, calendar and Web applications.
- Dimensions. Height: 145.5mm, Breadth: 154mm (fold), Thickness: 2.5mm.
- Stylish. The soft, comfortable textile surface is flexible, easy to fold and compact. Available in fashionable Cherry Red, Black Sapphire and White Pearl.
Check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01IQvOfy5oc
Jabu’she anti-aging skin care line for Valentine’s Day!
Instead of going with the same box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers, allow her to indulge in a prestigious and clinically proven facial skin care line that can help users look and feel younger. Jabu’she features skin care products designed to moisturize and revitalize users’ skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and under eye bags. Products include:
- Cleansing Lotion: The cool cleansing lotion formula helps dissolve impurities and makeup, balance skin and moisturizes and firms skin.
- 24 Hour Cream, Soft: This cream helps revitalize the appearance of aging skin by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation and leaves your skin glowing. It is recommended to be applied morning and evening after thorough cleansing.
- Moisture Mask: This repairing mask rehydrates and smooths fine lines and giving your skin a calming sensation. You leave it on for 15 minutes, and regain your skins youthful glow.
Dancing Moon Coffee
Retirement is not their cup of tea, so they started a coffee company. Jamie Weldon, Nick Pronovich and Gunar Skillins, three former advertising execs, literal ‘Mad Men’ from the 1960’s, who wielded their craft on iconic brands like Pepsi, Sara Lee and Black & Decker, now have plenty of pep in their step in their golden years, thanks to their love of that cup o’ joe.
Introducing Dancing Moon Coffee. In a crowded field, Dancing Moon Coffee stands out as a premium brand that’s small batch, single source, strictly organic, mold-free and fair trade compliant, using only the highest standards in roasting. And of great importance, a portion of the proceeds of every sale goes to the Semper Fi Fund, set up to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for the wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
It’s not often that you hear about men in their 60’s and 70’s becoming charitable entrepreneurs – but here is a case of three spunky senior citizens who have brewed the best coffee you will ever drink.
But all the spin in the world is not going to impress you. It’s what’s in the cup!
Blake’s All Natural
The importance of proper nutrition only increases as we get older, but taking the time to cook a healthy can often be a daunting task for seniors, especially those living alone. Instead of home-cooked meals, dinner often means reaching for a quick, convenient – and often less healthy – option that’s made for one.
Blake’s All Natural , the brand best known for bringing better-for-you comfort food to the freezer aisle, believes that quality ingredients and taste should never be compromised in the name of convenience. Blake’s meals are always handmade from scratch in small batches using all natural and organic ingredients and frozen in single-serve portions, perfect for an easy dinner for one. Blake’s offers classic comfort options like Chicken Pot Pie, Shepherd’s Pie (both available gluten-free) and Meatloaf, along with low-calorie entrees like Chicken Marsala with Pasta and Swedish Meatballs. Blake’s meals offer all of the taste of a homemade dish with none of the hassle; it’s convenient food with real recognizable ingredients that seniors can feel good about eating.
Many consumers turn to frozen meals as they get older, and Blake’s is an all natural frozen meal option that offers hearty comfort food you’re sure to love!
Sleep Easily may not be the most romantic gift, however, it is beautifully packaged and a great gift for the 1-in-3 people in the United States who can’t sleep. The problem increases as we age. The solution consists of seven audios, a comprehensive SleepGuide Book, a pillow speaker and earplugs…everything you need to learn to sleep!
Full Description: Sleep Well …Finally! Sleep Easily is a learn at home sleep solution to medical remedies and suggestions you have been using to fall asleep. Instead we will teach you how to use physical triggers in your body that will help you naturally fall asleep-without even having to quiet your mind.
Richard Shane, Ph.D., has been a psychotherapist since 1977. He is the Behavioral Sleep Specialist for New West Physicians, Colorado, with 85 physicians serving over 170,000 patients. From 2010 through 2014, he was the Behavioral Sleep Specialist for Lutheran Medical Center Sleep Center in Denver.
Perky-Pet is the world’s leading bird feeder company. The elegant and highly functional Perky-Pet® Daisy Vase Vintage Hummingbird Feeder is a gorgeous daisy vase glass design which has a red luster finish that complements any outdoor décor. To use, just fill with 24 oz. of nectar and hummingbirds will flock to the feeder, providing hours of bird watching joy.
The MSRP for the Perky-Pet® Daisy Vase Vintage Hummingbird Feeder is $19.99 and can be purchased online at http://www.birdfeeders.com/store/hummingbird-feeders/8133-2.
MASTERPIX™ from Corning®
This new product from Corning® called MASTERPIX™ produces images directly on glass that are vibrant, exceptionally clear, and lifelike. The glass used in the product is Corning’s Gorilla® Glass. Gorilla Glass is used as the display glass on over 4 billion mobile devices around the globe, it is a tough, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, very thin, easy-to-clean and durable glass that outlasts any other sort of glass you might find in similar photo products. The resulting images don’t need frames and can be mounted on the wall or free standing on a desk or table. It is a great gift for loved ones! Depending on the size and finish you choose, the costs can range from $30 – $144.
The Balanced Relationship Barometer by Michael Gabriel
Love is blind. You don’t have to be. —Michael Gabriel
Valentine’s Day is not all about hearts and flowers, sexy lingerie or expensive dinners for two. For those not in a romantic relationship, or couples going through a rough time in a romantic relationship or marriage, this day is just another reminder that, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Michael Gabriel, the author of The Balanced Relationship Barometer and its innovative, free mobile app, (Relationship Barometer) became the breakthrough of a quest to help his seven-year-old daughter avoid the pain of divorce and the toll it took on his family. The divorce set him on a path of self-reflection, research and observation, which became the basis of this project. Its intent is to help guide readers through the often confusing maze of emotions and decisions, with clarity and insight.
Gabriel’s career as a successful media and technology executive (he was a founding executive of the industry-transforming HBO GO project) provided him with broad experience in innovation, problem avoidance and problem solving. When he had to face something he dreaded—explaining to his beloved daughter why Daddy was moving out of the house—how could he simplify it, and make it comprehensible for a child to understand?
In trying to comprehend what happened with his marriage, and whether the problems could have been foreseen and avoided, he began to formulate the insights, tools, and framework that culminated in his book, The Balanced Relationship Barometer. “It’s all about knowing yourself, and what will truly make you fulfilled in your relationship, based on building awareness and seeing trends of your needs and experiences,” said Gabriel. This approach has been validated by hundreds of people in different stages of healthy, as well as unfulfilling relationships.
Kick off your old shoes, sit back, and breathe a sigh of relief. Whatever your foot, fit, or fancy, you’ve finally found the best place to buy the perfect pair every time. ShoeBuy is where millions have enjoyed the largest variety of shoes since 2000.
With the most loved labels, sought-after styles, and hard-to-find sizes, browsing is a breeze – find your faves fast or peruse until your heart’s content. You name it; ShoeBuy has got it. In fact, ShoeBuy’s endless selection also includes clothing, bags, and accessories – more than a million products across your favorite brands. All with free shipping and free exchanges. Plus, when you join ShoeFan Rewards (for free!), the more you spend, the more points you’ll have to cash-in toward your next wish-list pair.
So, go ahead! See how easy it is to match your unique taste and shape to the styles that make you look and feel your best for every occasion. Not in love at first fit? ShoeBuy will make it right. That’s shopping confidently. That’s ShoeBuying.
And with Valentine’s Day coming up, consider these awesome gift ideas:
Are you an active adult who needs hearing help but doesn’t want to be tethered to conventional hearing aids? The FIT was made just for you, with a patented In-The-Ear (ITE) design that allows natural air movement so you don’t feel blocked off from your surroundings. It slips unobtrusively into your ear, with nothing behind your ear or in your ear canal. It’s so comfortable that you’ll forget you’re wearing it.
The FIT is more than just style and comfort, it’s our top-of-the-line digital hearing aid. It features world-class digital technology normally found in custom hearing aids, but for a fraction of the custom aid price.
MDHearingAid produces high quality, affordable hearing aids Most hearing aids can cost around $5000, but MDHearingAids start below $200 and can be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
Learn more at http://www.mdhearingaid.com.
It’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means picking out gifts for all of your loved ones! AC Lens and Frame Boutique, your online destination with everything for your eyes, have the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.
These Makeup Readers are an ideal gift because they are specifically made for applying makeup and are perfect for touch ups on the go. ($15.95)
What’s even better is that both AC Lens and Frame Boutique offer free shipping and free returns – making your gift shopping that much easier!
Mixbook has photo books for all occasions – what better way to show someone how much you love them than by sharing the gift of memories?
MOSAIC: For the last minute gift, Mosaic is a fast, easy to use app that allows you to create a physical 7×7” photo book directly from your phone in minutes. For $30, pick 20 photos and your book will arrive to your doorstep within a few days. It’s quick, inexpensive, stunning and thoughtful.
Video: Watch Mixbook’s Mosaic in action: http://vimeo.com/51841853.
MONTAGE: For the more thoughtful projects, Montage is a premium photo book that comes in 3 sizes (6”, 8.5”, and 12” starting at $29), includes 20-70 lay flat pages, and is wrapped in a luxurious leather cover.
Additionally, Mixbook makes photo books for all occasions (starting at under $20!), in addition to Mosaic and Montage mentioned above. Check out the full selection here.
Mixbook allows customers to create a personalized canvas print that is perfect for a dorm room, an office, or the living room. Canvas Prints are available in five different sizes (8 × 10″, 11 × 14″, 16 × 20″, 20 × 30″, 24 × 36″, starting at $49).
Make your own custom photo calendars with our easy-to-use online editor. Choose a professional design from our selection of themes, then customize it with your personal style to make it yours. A personalized wall calendar is the perfect way to reflect on what’s to come in the year ahead! Calendar pricing stars as low as $24.99.
Cologuard by Exact Sciences
Cologuard from Exact Sciences, is the first and only FDA approved noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colon cancer. Cologuard analyzes a person’s stool to detect both altered DNA and blood known to be associated with colorectal cancer and precancer. Unlike many other screening options, Cologuard does not require medication, dietary restrictions or bowel preparation prior to taking the test. Cologuard has been proven to find 92 percent of colorectal cancers in average risk patients.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S, yet it is one of the most treatable and in some cases even preventable cancers. Colonoscopy is the gold standard in CRC screening, but only 38% of patients referred for a colonoscopy actually went through with it within a year. Home options are a great way to get more people screened.
What better way to show someone you love them than to put your health first? Getting screened for colon cancer may not be sexy, but it’s one of the most important things a couple can do together!
Built by families for families, Nucleus is a connected home device that combines the family phone, intercom, video chat, and security alerts in one easy-to-use device.
It’s perfect for seniors who are living alone or far away from other family members. While Skype and FaceTime can be difficult for older generations to get the hang of, Nucleus is activated by voice and touch, and provides instant connectivity anywhere in the world – faster than any cellular network. Children can check in on an elderly parent who’s living alone to see how they are doing, and grandparents/elderly parents can also be there for important milestones – birthdays, anniversaries, etc. – even if they are miles away.
Take the time this Valentine’s Day to invest in a great book that moves you forward in the marketplace. “Crack The Code: Decrypting Your Job Search” by Reid A. Robison and Joseph Ellsworth is the book to carry you through the process.
Get the job you want with the salary you deserve. Using the authors’ combined experience, you can find a career fast track, branding helps, networking ideas, or resume enhancement. Interviewing tips are shared, along with pointers on creating a career development plan, and more. This book is for anyone looking to take that next career step to get ahead.
Steven R. Shallenberger, founder and author of “Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders,” says about the book, “The return on investment for this book is enormous in terms of income, happiness, and fulfillment.”
Co-Author Reid A. Robison has a PhD in leadership. At Brigham Young University he counseled and helped students find jobs. Currently he is serving as the Missionary Training Center director in Ghana for the LDS Church.
Co-Author Joseph Ellsworth earned his bachelor’s degree from BYU. He used the strategies in this book to help him land a job with Goodyear./tr>
“Combining breakthrough research and timeless principles, this book will help you enjoy a life free from worries about weight, chronic illness, and stress. Enhance your health, emotions, and relationships as you find the balance and wellness you’ve always craved,” author W. Jared DuPree, PhD.
An innovative thinker and life-long learner; DuPree relies on experiences, theories, and applications to understand patterns and connections in healthcare, entrepreneurship, spirituality, families, wellness, business and economic development. He shares his tried and true advice with you.
Mary Michelle Scott, PhD, President of Fishbowl, and contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes says, “WholeFIT is a welcome change of pace and outlook on how to truly be well. Read it-you will love it!”
Listen to DuPree’s podcast here.
A national television fitness and wellness expert for over ten years, Ali inspires people to keep fit and healthy in their busy lives. Her motivation and advice comes from real approaches with action steps and game plans.
“Work out smarter, not longer! Make fitness easy with these twenty-minute muscle-building workouts, ideas on quick and healthy recipes, along with tips on getting your friends and family moving, and so much more!” says Holman
There’s truly no better way to spend Valentine’s day than snuggling up on the couch and binge-watching romance movies on TV. What’s better? Getting all those movies for free! Mohu’s HDTV antennas offer unlimited access to free, over-the-air (OTA) broadcast TV networks (like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) for a budget friendly, one-time fee.
Mohu offers different HDTV antennas depending on the user’s needs and location:
- The most popular is the Mohu Leaf ($39.99 – $69.99) – a 30 or 50 mile radius, paper-thin, economical design that can be hung and painted to match your room décor.
- The Mohu Curve ($49.99 – $79.99) has a chic, arched design and the ability to access broadcasts up to 30 – 50 miles away. It’s perfect to put on display yet powerful enough to give you the shows you want in 1080 HDTV.
- Mohu Leaf Metro ($19.95) has a 25 mile radius with a thin, durable HD antenna that’s easy on the wallet and perfect for a city resident. Like the Mohu Leaf, the reversible black and white design can also be painted to match any room in the house or apartment.
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