I’ve got your covered. On TV here in sunny Florida I featured some gifts your mom,”glam ma”,daughter, sister or bestie will ❤️ love!
This year Christmas and Chanukah is more about family, friends, the little things and LOVE!
Here are a few ideas:
Everyone is talking about their bucket list. Now with the pandemic making memories and traveling again near or far is going to be more important than ever.
Always wanted to visit the one and only New York City! Give that special someone or your family a trip voucher or coupon you made yourself redeemable for a getaway. Do your research and add a few travel brochures and maybe add a book or two about the city. There is a fabulous and unique book called Nom Wah the first dim sum and Tea Parlor in NYC. The owner just came out with a cookbook of yummy recipes. It is also filled with lots of stories and a bit of history on Chinatown and lower Manhattan and sights, shops and sounds of this exotic and unique. Food Lovers will love this book too!!!
On a budget? Maybe it’s time to make that short getaway to say Savannah Georgia or Charleston. Wherever you have always wanted to go…make a plan and try and go.
Food is always a fabulous gift especially now after our lock downs and lock downs now re-starting in some areas. Bake them a loaf of sour dough bread add some jam and wrap in a tea towel and place in a basket.cut some rosemary and wrap it on top in a bow.
Create a snack package. Make some fresh granola and or a nut mix with fruits and put in jam jars. Wrap with twine and parchment paper. Add cheese or fruit in another package and a handwritten note 📝. Tell them you’re nuts about them!
I’m sure you can dream up some other delicious ideas to give!
Dessert …Glam Berries which are strawberries 🍓 dipped in shimmering sugar by Glamour Gourmet or a cake,cupcakes or shimmering pretzelS. Owner Natasha Jones makes the most amazzzing creations. Give the gift of Yum! 😋! Find her on Instagram @Glamour Gourmet These are chocolate dipped Oreos with a spa self care theme.
Skin care Gurus and Makeup Artist Brands are trending big! Anything Celebrities love too.
You don’t have to spend a fortune. It is all about the love behind the gift.
A fun thing I like to do is FILL a stocking customized for HER.Gals of all ages love this idea. Fill it with things they can really use.
Nature Pure Labs is a brand created by an esthetican and skin care industry educator. Green,organic and healthier skin care is what it is all about nowadays. Self care is everything! Check out her skin collection. http://www.naturepurelabs.com
RCMA Makeup has an awesome Illuminating highlighting sticks kit! Limited edition. Glowing from head to toe. I like to apply it wherever I want to glow. A powerful family owned business in film industry. Makeup artists adore this brand! I am in love with these multi-purpose sticks.
Global makeup artist Danessa Myricks New eye shadow hues that are a creamy cream eyeshadow in a tube that you can also us on other parts like your lips. Long Lasting and shades oh so gorgeous! As seen in Instylemagazine!
Christmas Stockingsfor HER
Lipgloss, lipstick,blush,mascara,nail polish,nail files,cuticle oil pens, cuticle stick. Toothpaste and dental floss. Deodorant and body powder. Face cream, sheet face masks, hand and body care.Hair combs and hair brushes. A small candle and bath and shower gel for relaxing in warm bubble baths make a great idea too. So many useful inexpensive stocking stuffers.
Pedisox Socks are socks for the pedicure at home or to wear to your nail salon when you get them done. Friends and family will love them. Get those heels and feet looking hydrated and loved ❤️ this winter.
ManiGlovz a great invention of a fabulous set of gloves for a manicure, for sun protection and for at home! I like to use them for texting when it’s cold outside too or after I get my nails done. So useful!! So fun!
Fill a stocking with Shaving Bars from Unwrapped Life are so hot these days. And totally eco friendly line. They even have a soap dish that’s made with a healthier good for the planet twist.
Nivea Skin Care in Mini Tins
Cuticle oil pens by nail artist NINA’Z Nails
Vitamin C packets
BC powder For headaches,acts and pains.
Toothbrush …and so many more things you can give.
My husband loves and looks forward to what I’m going to fill his stocking with every year. He especially loves it’s NOT a Chia pet although they may be a fan. It’s things that are really useful that are the best!
Things are definitely different this year. People are on budgets. Some people you know don’t even have money for much food on the table. But you can find gifts that have meaning and show your love. And you can create memories. Life is short! Enjoy it now.
The best part give virtual hugs and spread kindness and love ❤️
Today on TV 📺 on WJXT 4 in sunny 🌞 Florida 🌴 I am sharing gift ideas you can make at home.
Here are a few ideas:
Create a Spa, Nail 💅 , Skin OR Bath 🛀 gift in a jar. All you need is a recycled if you have large round jar or it could be a tall one. But it needs to fit the things you want to put inside. Keep it in a theme and simple. Don’t clutter fill the jar. Add a ribbon 🎀 and note card and you’re good to go!
I created on TV a Gift in a Jar that is all about the nails! I found cool Color Street nail strips! So unique and FUN. I added a nail file, a nail brush for hands and feet. A relaxing epsom salt foot bomb fizzy,
Make HIM a beard 🧔 or mustache oil … his skin and beard will 💋 be more soft and get him ready for lots of kissing. All you need is almond oil and a drop or two of essential oil. Mix and shake the two! Pour in a user friendly bottle.
Buy a Chinese Take Out box fill it with rice and a coupon for a meal for two! Or better yet an I LOVE ❤️You Take Out gift card. Add a set of designer chopsticks 🥢 and a fortune cookie (with your own message in side) and you’re all set. This is a unisex gift idea!
Make a lip balm with your daughters or niece. Small or big. They will love it. Just take a mint or candy cane from Christmas and smash it on the kitchen counter. Mix in a microwaveable bowl a teaspoon of organic coconut oil a few pieces of the crushed peppermint candy.
Microwave it a few seconds. Watch it melt down. Let it cool. Pour in a small jar. Add a lip brush and they will have softer skin with yummy peppermint 👄 lips!
* FYI optional: you can add a small drop of peppermint oil for more intense flavor.
Nothing like giving a LOVE ❤️ letter. I wrote a short one on a sticky note and stick it on the mirror a few years ago to my husband. He liked it so much it’s STILL on his mirror in the bathroom. It is a reminder simply saying ” I love you” XOXO your wife!
I hope these ideas get you going! There are so many ways to show your love. And it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money!
It truly is about the little things, the moments… and making beautiful memories. Right?
Last weekend was Shop Small Saturday all across the country started by American Express. I participated in it proudly again this year. And here are a few takeaways of what girls bought for their besties or themselves.
Stocking Stuffersor token gifts…
Remember it is the thought that counts not the price OR how much you buy for that person! And you know what the real reason for the season is!
Makeup Brushes by the set are a coveted gift a girl struggles to get for herself. So many to choose from and it can be overwhelming. Buying ala carte is not the best thing to do unless that is your budget. It is cheaper and chicer to buy a set. And you don’t have tospend a fortune for them. Remember the $ dollar $ quality is not the same as a boutique.
Wine,rose,champagne wine holders chic and so versatile. Use them for booze, décor and or to rest your bling and baubles on. They say wine is most gals best friend over any other libation. Add a few gourmet or edible delights like below and you have a gift that won’t be forgotten!
Lipsticks are always in style and putting together a set of a variety of them for your mom or bestie can be so much fun! Add a gloss or balm and they love you forever.
*Add a lip brush and you’re all set. Yes, they are still in.
Bath and Body Treats are so lovely! And SO NEEDED. When you shop you can get a lot of little pieces. Aromatic and hydrating are best for the skin. And aromatherapy is so relaxing and mood lifting and calming.
Candles are always a good idea!
Palo Santo,Sage and herb plants are both unique and practical too.
Fragrance is a very personal thing. So, I usually only give it in bath and body lotions not necessarily by the bottle. Unless you know the exact fragrance they love.
Today on TV I’m sharing some unique and fun ideas for gift ideas just for the man or men in your life. Husband,boyfriend,son,grandpa or”bestie” guy.
Some I have given to my husband and some ideas are so imely for today!
The thing is we often think we need those gifts to be LARGE in size and price! And designer brand names too! But I have learned that’s not always necessary. With a little age comes wisdom. The holidays don’t have to be so stressful. It isn’t even our Birthday!!! (YOU know the TRUE meaning of the Christmas season)
Sometimes the most awesome gifts are from your heart and with a little reflection and thought when it comes to that special someone!
If you are looking for a gift or stocking stuffer for that special someone. Stay tuned to http://www.wjxt.com on live stream and or watch the video from today’s show tonight when you have a chance to relax and enjoy. The show is River City Live and it airs at 11:00am-12:00 noon.
HINT…one of the items has a first time offer and is specially priced at $5.00 online. Other gifts I have found at Hobby Lobby,grocery stores,Dollar stores and more.
If you are able to watch me on TV today that’s great …if not check out my blog later tonight and the next few days.
KEEP CALM and MASSAGE ON!Don’t MEN want to feel and look good too?
Today on River City Live on TV in sunny Jacksonville Florida I shared easy steps in JUST for HIM. It is so important for self confidence and looking good too. Guys need to take care,use skin care and get a facial and massage too. There’s NOTHING like a massage and a deep cleansing facial! While there are many spas and places you can get a massage and now facials…I love to go to ME…Massage Envy Spa. The therapists help you feel amazing and care for the health of your body.
My husband and I have a membership and love the way they make us feel. We go monthly! However on a dailybasis a guy needs a MANLY beauty ritual…just for his skin.
Cole Skin Care for MEN has an amazing 3-IN-1 Foaming Cleanser: It cleans,exfoliates and preps the skin.Celebrities love this line.
Cleaning Facial Pads:Deeply cleans,gently exfoliates and evens out skin tone and hydrates without alcohol.
Moisture Balm for MEN:Contains vitamins,licorice,root and coconut water. May even be used in the eye area to hydrate that skin.
A concealerin a tube is a good idea for tired looking eyes.It isn’t just for the ladies!
Got shine? Florida is so steamy now. And summer is almost here.Try blotting papers for instant cool face!
Lips need LOVE too!Hello Handsome is a lip balm just for him!
Just a few easy steps and pieces and he’s all set.
So, if you are looking for a Father’s Day treat for the man in your life or for his B-DAY think about these as gifts. Alongside making a home-made greeting card and or baking his fav’ muffins or cake.
TODAY on my beauty and lifestyle segment on TV on River City Live I’ll share a few pre-wedding beauty and gift idea tips.
If you are lucky enough to live in Jacksonville OR GETTING MARRIED in the city or not you’ll love these tips TOO. If you want to sparkle like Meghan Marklehere are a few beauty secrets,ideas and recommendations for you.
Prep your skin…Get a facial and prep at least three months leading to your wedding if possible. Cleaner pores,hydrated skin and kiss tired dead skin cells Goodbye!
The skin on your BODY needs some some attention too. Exfoliating treatments work wonders and make detox your body and skin.
Get those lips ready for KISSING. Do lip scrubs once a week for a three weeks and the day before the wedding.
The groom needs to groom up too (skin,brows,beard oil,brows shaped and use a lip conditioner too.
Wanna gorgeous celebrity like glow to your face and skin? Try this! a a sexy angel glow in a powder brush.http://www.noreenyoung.com All you do is brush on this beauty.Another one comes in a tube.Gleam by Melanie Mills of Hollywood. A model and celebrity fav’…www.melaniemillshollywood.com
Experiment with a new signature scent for your special day with the latest trendHair Mist NO.1 by entrpeneur and designer Sandra Alford. Treat yourself to this clean,romantic and sensual scent. (That’s my best description)She also has other scentsational gift ideas to give the mother of the bride,groom or bridesmaids. http://www.sandraalford.com
Personalized Wine bottle by www.windsorvineyards.comfor your bridal party or your guests. This is also a fun idea for Anniversary’s,Birthdays and Graduation celebrations.
ATTENTION:Windsor Vineywards is offering a special for my TV and blog followers and visitors. 20% off any WINE order for your wedding or next special event!
The best part this offer lasts until December 31st 2018! YAY! What do ya say..order your customized wine TODAY!
If you’re getting married in Jacksonville FLorida here are a few stylist to consult. John Brent for Chocolate Blonde Salon or if you prefer a female stylist Hair By TerriMoore at Salon at St. John. If you are getting married in St. Augustine you’ve gotta call Angela Byrd of Spoiled Beauties.
Looking for a photographer in Jacksonville and the area for this special time OR ANYTIME. Meet with a professional photographer and share your vision of the wedding photos OR a photo of you before you get married.Capture the times in your life with photos! AnettaWilkerson of www.artnillusion.com by the way, my blog photos are done by her.What’s even more amazing is she is a triple threat…a photographer,a hair stylist and does makeup too.
Looking for a cake or glittering fresh chocolate dipped strawberries you must call Glamour Gourmet. These are some gorgeous looking delights.
Looking for a venue for your next event,shower or wedding?The Treasury on thePlaza in St. Augustine,Florida. They put on a hell of a party and event. The team there lives for your wedding or next fun affair. http://www.thetreasuryontheplaza.com
ALL of the above recommendations are my personal recommendation. I have worked with all of these professionals. I think you’ll find them fit for a royal…YOU!
This weekend we are hosting our awesome Holiday Open House at my private beauty cottage! This is the photo on the cover of our invite to our clients. Do you like it? I want to be a phone call or email away. I LOVE helping girls and women be the BEST they can be!
So with that said…stay tuned this weekend and come back to my blog. I will share my Holiday Gift Guide with UNIQUE and fabulous gift ideas,stocking stuffers,D.I.Y. and beauty tips each day until Christmas eve!
WISH YOU WERE HERE…in sunny Florida. Our beauty candy shoppe is filled with so many treasures to treat yourself or someone else!!!
If you live in the city … We are open this Saturday 11:00am-3:00pm and extra special hours on this Sunday from Noon to 4:00 for your shopping pleasure!
Sugar and Spice and everything beautiful and NICE. Sip champagne punch while you shop. Enjoy a slice of yummy cake especially made by GlamourGourmet of Jacksonville Florida.Lick candy canes in jelly belly flavors while you shop. Savour chocolate on your tongue. Have fun! Take a photo with our photo booth props! Shopping is so fun here!
Shopping Guests will be entered in a drawing for 3 FABULOUS Holiday gift bags!
Today’s beauty gift idea is if you’re a nail lacquer lover…Treat Yourself or someone else to a customized NAIL polish named after them.
Flowers and candy are nice but give mom or glamMOM a bit more thought this year with my fun and unique gift ideas. You might even want to give one to yourself.
Give the gift of luxury:
Serve her coffee or tea with a treat in bed!
Then give her designer Jennifer Adams fabulous throws.This oh so soft throw feels and looks amazing allowing her to wrap her body in a bit of luxury.
Jennifer Adams also has a line of gorgeous scented candles that smell divine. Ihave fallen in love with this wax candle collection.The scnet they named Ivy & lillies” is fabulous. www.jenniferadams.com or fine stores near you.
Add a luxurious H2O + Spa Milk Collection with milk proteins,soothing botanicals and more and add a Replenishing Beauty Gelle by NeoCell and a Serenity eye mask and she’s all set. She’ll wake up rested and feeling beautiful.
Who doesn’t love the gift of beauty? TemputAIR Makeup that you spray on! Airbrush makeup is all the rage.
If she is a beauty junkie and loves to use what the makeup artist’s and celebrities use …this brand is it! www.temptu.com
Give hera Beauty to GoalaHollywood style for touch ups and for travel. She can fill it with her fave products and enjoy the fabulous kit with mirror.
Or how about a cook book called Tiny and FULL from a New York Times best seller Jorge Cruise. 50 Yummy and healthy recipes!
A Madeleine Kit by Mastrad Paris for the woman or mom on the go who likes to whip up special things for her family and when entertaining friends.Gourmet made at home.OOH LA LA!
An easy popcorn maker by Mastrad Paris Makes healthy popcorn without the bag in minutes in your microwave.
Available at fine kitchen depts. and retailers
I hope you enjoyed this guide and these tips. All you have to do is buy them,put a bow on them and give!