The best presents are often the little ones!
Birdie hand sanitizer both cleans and moisturizes your hands. It has soothing natural essential oils and nourishing aloe vera to soften hands. There are 10 dry wipes to remove dirt and grime once you spray the sanitizer on your hands. $8.54 for .7 fluid oz.
This Flint retractable lint roller is great for travel. When closed it is 5.5” long. It twists to open and is 9” when extended. It has 30 multi-use 100% recyclable sheets that remove lint, dust and pet hair. It is easy to refill and comes in many colors. $8.33.
Approximately 500 million straws are disposed of daily in USA. Help your environment. Take a metal straw with you and use it instead of a plastic one. They are reusable, eco-friendly and send a good message to eating establishments which still hand out plastic straws. A set of six with 2 cleaning brushes is $7.25.
Another option is to use the lighter weight shatter resistant glass drinking straws. They are BPA free, non-toxic, 100% safe, reusable and eco-friendly. A set of 6 with 2 cleaning brushes is $10.99.
Viva la Repartee: Clever Comebacks and Witty Retorts from History’s Great Wits & Wordsmiths by Dr. Mardy Grothe is a delightful collection of “masterly composed and perfectly timed” retorts. The kind that WE wish we’d be able to come up with! Winston Churchill was a master. Lady Nancy Astor once said to Churchill at a dinner party when Churchill had had too much to drink “Winston, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee”. Without skipping a beat, Churchill replied “Nancy, if you were my wife, I’d drink it”. It’s a fun read. Hardcover $12.45
Start someone off with an 8-piece gift bag of Sweet Jules caramels and they’ll be hooked. These are my favorite caramels. The gift bag has one of each of the 8 flavors Sweet Jules offers. $12.95
You’ll have someone on your list for whom one of these pencil sets is perfect! $9.66.
USB Light Bulb Charging Adapter can be added to any lamp with a light bulb socket adapter. Screw it into a standard household lamp and have a rapid charging port handy. The adapter charges when the light is off or on. $19.95
These Stance Christopher Dress Socks add some zip. They land 7” above the ankle, are lightweight, breathable and flexible and made from a durable synthetic. $20.00.
This is a DIY idea for the man who has everything – make him a custom crossword puzzle! It’s easy – give it a title, enter the words and the clues and click ‘create puzzle’. Best of all, it’s free!
Update his shoe shining kit with new, fresh Kiwi shoe polish pastes. The pastes will nourish and protect the leather while giving a great polish. One paste is $3.63.
To go along with the new shoe polish, he’ll need new brushes (one for light shoes, one for dark shoes) to a bright shine. The brushes are 100% horsehair and 7” long. They have high quality wood handles with groove grips. $12.99 for the pair.
No polish is complete without a cloth to finish up the shine. These Kiwi cloths are 13.5” x 7” and leave the shoes with a brilliant shine. They are for all leather products and are made from soft, durable flannel. A 2-pack is $7.27. Shoe Shine Cloths.
Perhaps he’ll try black toothpaste? It is activated charcoal toothpaste and like charcoal, it is black. It completely rinses out leaving no black traces. It helps prevent cavities , eliminates bad breath and brightens teeth. It has a fresh mint flavor. $12.00.
WD-40 is one of those multitasking products that no self-respecting household should be without. This new version has been upgraded to have an 8” flexible straw to reach hard to get to places. WD-40 protects against corrosion, frees sticky mechanisms, loosens rust to metal bonds and helps release stuck, frozen or rusted metal parts. It lubricates moving parts and removes sticky stuff from multiple surfaces. When in doubt, try WD-40! One 8oz. can is $3.88.
This set of two, tie down straps from Wraptie come highly recommended as they are industrial grade. They can wrap and secure up to 110 pounds. They come in three lengths – 4’ for $26.06 for a set of two, 6’ for $34.06 for a set of two and 8’ for $4o.06 for two.
This cool Swiss Army SwissCard is TSA approved for flights. It is made in Switzerland and has a new LED mini white light. It has 13 tools that include a blade/letter opener, scissors, rulers, straight pin, magnifying glass, pressurized ball point pen, toothpick, nail file and Phillips screw drivers and tweezers. $34.00.
Keep your kids healthy this winter! The Scrub Bugs is a cute sponge that will encourage hand washing year-round. It has a sponge and bristle combination, fits kids’ hands well and has a very appealing design. It comes in two colors. $9.95
Fingerlings are big again this year! The babies are adorable and interactive. They respond to sound, motion and touch by babbling, turning their heads and blinking their eyes. If they are blown a kiss they kiss back. There are many baby Fingerlings to choose from. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. $9.99.
These Pimple Patches are very highly rated. They soothe the skin and eliminate acne-causing infection and bacteria. 24 patches in a package in three different sizes. $3.90.
These dodocool Mini Wireless Speakers are very small speakers with great sound. Each one is 1.60 oz. and can fit into a pocket. It measures 1.66” x 1.44”. It is great for the beach, a dorm room, hiking, anywhere! A carrying cord is included. It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 4 hours. It pairs with smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices. $11.99 each.
Remember Slamwich? This is a fabulous vintage game good for ages 6 and up and for two to six players. Flip and stack this loaf of cards to build slamwiches and double deckers. Get there first and win the pile. $9.90.
For The Chef:
This small leaf Stripper and snipper from LooseLeaf Plus is a great kitchen tool. It strips leaves from herbs and bulky greens but also has stainless steel shears to snip the herb sprigs from the garden. $10.
Tea Drops are instant tea cubes in cute shapes. The teas are delicious. There is some residue of tea in the bottom of your mug when you finish, but I didn’t mind it at all. The convenience is wonderful. A sampler box is $12.34
Gripstics keep food fresh! They allow you to reuse the supermarket baggies without needing clips. A Gripstic is a reusable sealing rod that keeps air and moisture from your crispy items like cereal and crackers from going stale. They will keep chips, baking ingredients and much more fresh and bug free. A 12 piece assortment is $19.95.
This is a great champagne bottle stopper for leftover sparkling wine! The Fantes Aunt Vittoria stopper reseals opened champagne bottles to keep the bubbles for the next time you serve it. The flip top has a silicone seal and is easy to put on and take off. $7.99.
These salt and pepper shakers are fun and functional. They have a glass body and a silicone lid that pops up with a press of the finger. They keep salt and pepper dry and fresh and are great for any area with humidity or salt air. They are 2” x 2” x 3.15” and are dishwasher safe. $15.95
Bambu Organic Bamboo Sporks travel set are versatile eating utensil that can go anywhere. Each ‘spork’ (spoon + fork) is lightweight with a natural food-safe oil finish. They should be hand washed. $15.49 for a set of four.
Chill Bill Refrigerator Deodorizer keeps your fridge fresh and odor-free. The cute penguin is a ventilated air purifier. Add baking soda and place on a refrigerator shelf to absorb any smells. Replace the baking soda when needed. Dishwasher safe. $11.99
Kleenex Exfoliating Cushions are facial and makeup remover pads. Run them under water to activate the frothy, papaya-infused cleanser. They are two-sided facial pads – gentle exfoliation on one side and scrubbing on the other side $9.75 for 12
Simple Skincare hydrating skin mask is a hydrating peel off face mask that helps with dry, rough, tight and dull looking skin. $2.31 each.
These Stance Chipper Crew Socks for women are quick drying and extra-tough – perfect for sprucing up your workout-wear. $16.00.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protective Stick is my favorite. It is all-weather and has SPF 15. It is worth every penny. $22.00.