Sometimes it feels like I blink and the Holiday Season is once again upon us. I have compiled a list of 46 items ranging from $7.99 to $250, which I believe will be a hit with your loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of Florida a wonderful Holiday season and a happy New Year!
Health & Beauty
Ceramiracle’s FIRST LIGHT The Reboot Mask – $59 – Ceramiracle.com
Reveal baby soft skin with this skin softening nutrient-rich clay mask containing ceramides and 25% BFE – that gently lifts away dead skin cells and impurities with rare black volcanic sand and lactic acid. Suitable for all skin types, fragrance-free and contains no parabens. Vegan friendly and cruelty-free.
Brazil Bronze Anti-Aging Tanning Mousse – $40 – brazilbronze.com
This is a beauty product and tanning product in one. Infused with top beauty ingredients Resveratrol, Hyaluronic, Vitamin C & Vitamin D. Brazil Bronze Anti-Aging Tanning Mousse is a great way to keep your face and body glowing year-round. This light and airy mousse is easy to apply and creates a beautiful natural looking tan.
Smooth Operator–Loofah Soap/Spray Tan Remover – $15 – brazilbronze.com
Smooth Operator Loofah Soap is great for removing your old spray tan and preparing your skin for a new one. One side is a natural loofah sponge with a thin layer of glycerin soap around it. Seconds after applying to your skin the loofah is exposed and starts to get to work removing dead skin and the remainder of your old spray tan. The other side is a half inch of glycerin soap with a natural citrus scent to clean everything away. It leaves your skin silky smooth and ready for a fresh spray tan.
Zue Beauty –zuebeauty.com
Along with crafting quality, vegan, skin care products, they work with multiple social and environmental projects. With every purchase, Zue shares a portion of the proceeds with the partners that they support.
Purifying Facial Cleanser refreshes and balances your skin while gently removing impurities and traces of makeup and oils. Skin is left feeling revitalized and smooth.4 oz
Daily Facial Moisturizer is formulated to help protect skin’s natural oils and preserve its hydration throughout the day. 1.8oz – $28.99
Scentbird Trendsetter – $59.95 (over $85 value) – ScentBird.com/giftboxes
The gift that keeps on giving, for men! It’s a designer cologne subscription site that delivers a different 30-day supply of cologne each month from brands such as Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Dior, Hermes, and over 350 others. These gorgeous gift boxes feature three cases in limited edition colors. Plus, each gift box includes a free month of Scentbird.
Xen-Tan (xen-tan.com) is a premium sunless self-tan company specializing in products that give a more natural color. Utilizing the most innovative ingredients and advanced technology in the industry, Xen-Tan products nourish the skin, contain pleasing aromas, and give a truly natural looking self-tan. Not only are all of their products safe for face and body, the superior formulas, textures, and colors are compatible with all skin tones and types.
Fresh Prep Scrub – $25; 8 oz
Invigorating body scrub adjusts your skin’s pH to increase the length of your tan and give an even application. Use in the shower as a refreshing body cleanser to prepare skin before tanning.
Fresh Tanning Mousse – $48; 8 oz
Created for those who want to feel and smell fresh all the time! Their hydrating, colorless mousse develops into XEN-TAN’s signature olive undertone in 3-4 hours with added skincare benefits. The smooth texture and light grapefruit scent give first time tanners the ability to feel comfortable.
Fresh Face Tan – $30; 2.7 oz
Treat and tan sensitive facial skin in one easy step. This age defying sunless tanner is created specifically for delicate facial skin and leaves you feeling fresh while giving a youthful glow. The shower fresh scent lasts during application, then dissipates, leaving no odor while wearing it.
Gwen Stefani – http://smarturl.it/GwenChristmas
The Three-time Grammy Award-winning superstar released her first ever holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, on Interscope Records. An exclusive Deluxe Edition is available at Target. This special version includes a hard-back book with 24 pages of exclusive images from the making of the album and Gwen’s personal holiday photos. You Make It Feel Like Christmas features six originals and six classic holiday tunes.
George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1/ MTV unplugged
The Reissue of the late George Michael’s Iconic album, which was George’s second solo album is arranged, produced and almost completely written by George himself. It eloquently confirmed him as a pioneering, agenda-setting artist. Without Prejudice Vol. 1 remains a remarkable, timeless work, from the beautifully judged protest songs Praying For Time and Mother’s Pride, to the intimate Cowboys & Angels, via the autobiographical Freedom! ‘90.
Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All – samsmith.world/TTOIAUS
Rolling Stone awarded it four stars and hailed Smith as “one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.” The album contains the global hit “Too Good At Goodbyes,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA today.
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
Widely considered to be both The Smiths’ finest work and one of the greatest albums ever made, The Queen Is Dead has cast a significant influence over subsequent generations since it was first released in the summer of 1986. Now Warner Bros. Records has a remastered and expanded version of the album. The Deluxe 3-CD/1-DVD Boxed Set – Featuring the 2017 master of the album; additional recordings featuring demos, b-sides, and alternative versions; the Live In Boston album; and a DVD featuring the 2017 master of the album, and The Queen Is Dead – A Film By Derek Jarman
Pet Shop Boys
PSB released the second set of albums in their definitive ‘Catalogue: 1985-2012’ series of reissues of all their Parlophone studio albums. This second set sees the PSB albums ‘Yes‘ from 2009 and ‘Elysium‘ from 2012 reissued. Both titles have been remastered and are accompanied by ‘Further listening’ albums of master quality bonus tracks and demos created in the same period as each album, as well as Pet Shop Boys’ own remixes of their tracks, including some previously unreleased material. Both albums will be packaged with an extensive booklet in which Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe discuss each song, illustrated with many archive photographs.
This Is Us Season 1 – ($19.99)
Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia star in this acclaimed, provocative new series centered on characters who share the same birthday, the story follows several decades in the lives of Jack and Rebecca Pearson. Filled with memorable performances from its acclaimed Emmy nominated cast, This Is Us is a smart, poignant dramedy also starring Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, Ron Cephas Jones and Justin Hartley. Approximately 772 minutes.
Logan – The Movie ($18.99)
In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
War for the Planet of the Apes ($18.99)
In this thrilling, climactic chapter of the Planet of the Apes saga, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). But after suffering unimaginable losses, Caesar resolves to avenge his kind, pitting him against the Colonel for a final showdown that will determine the future of the planet!
Inheritance – ($24.99), bgpics.com
This is the tale of a young woman who learns her estranged father has died and returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home of Belize. There, she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in her present. Staring Jessica Kaye, Mark Webber, Daniel Ahearn, Myrna Manzanares, and Shamira Gill-Card.
Winner of two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes Dreamgirls now in a Blu-ray Combo gift set with a Digital HD copy and on Digital HD featuring a Director’s Extended Edition and never-before-seen bonus features from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
The Defiant Ones ($34.99)
UPHE Content Corp has made an unquestionably bold film about the unlikely but unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture.
DRAGS – (Dragbook.com; Publisher: KMW Studio; $75 plus $10 s&h)
Drags is a photo series documenting drag queens and drag kings from New York City, shot by director/photographer Gregory Kramer. Presented in the style of classic fashion portraiture, the collection features legends – and up-and-coming legends – in glamorous black and white, full-length studio portraits. Inspired by Irving Penn, each photo brings out the spirit of the performer through subtle pose, gesture and facial expression
The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion
Too often, Jewish recipes have too much salt, fat, sugar, and processed foods and lack whole grains and fresh ingredients. In each of Paula Shoyer’s recipes she uses only natural ingredients and offers a fresh, nutrient-dense spin on every dish. More than 80 recipes include both Sephardic and Ashkenazy Jewish classics (Israeli Herb and Almond Salad, Sourdough Challah, Tzimmes Puree, Potato and Scallion Latkes, Schnitzel with Nut Crust) as well as American and international dishes that extend beyond the Jewish culinary world.
The Box Book Signed by the Artist -$60 – ronamato.com/the-box-book/
Focused on themes of isolation, desire, conflict and empowerment, Ron Amato’s photographic series and book, The Box, speaks to human experiences of self-discovery and community building. Using a series of boxes to create visual metaphors, Ron echoes his development from adolescence to adulthood through over 100 color, and black and white photographs. 2017 American Photographic Artists Award Winner for Outstanding Photographic Series.
Sweet Tooth – $50 (includes shipping) Sweettoothworld.com
How do you satisfy a man in the kitchen? Pour sprinkles and chocolate sauce all over him! Michael Craft’s new Photography book combines hot, naked men with a delicious array of desserts and the recipes that turn them on. The 27 models are as diverse as the desserts they devour.
Moscato Spumante – this is a deliciously sweet sparkling wine perfect for your next special occasion or just a night in with friends. Wine paired with apricot and peachy flavors mix it up with a crisp acidity, finishing off with tasty tangerine. Keep it sweet with dessert or heat it up with a plate of something spicy. Enjoy with chocolate mousse, spicy tuna, or Kung Pao chicken.
Brut Cuvée – is their driest and most traditional Bubbly offering, is vibrant on the palate until the last sip. Green apple, jasmine, hints of kiwi and peach flavors bubble up for a crisp, lingering finish. Bubbling with aromas of Chardonnay, it’s an instant favorite for any champagne occasion. Pairs well with others. Enjoy with fresh fruit or make a brut champagne toast to that buttery lobster!
Central Coast Callie Collection –(750ml – $14.99)
Callie Collection is a specially curated collection of balanced and easy-to-drink wines that accentuate the beautiful aromas and distinct fresh flavors of California’s Central Coast. Each bottle boasts a re-sealable Helix cork that you simply twist-to-open and twist-to-close making holiday hostessing a breeze!
Chardonnay – Rich and creamy with pineapple, citrus, vanilla bean and toasty oak flavors and a balanced acidity and finish.
Pinot Grigio – Medium-bodied with flavors of honeydew, ripe melon, citrus pear, flinty mineral notes and a subtle, clean finish.
Red Blend – A juicy blend of blackberry, strawberry, and caramel with hints of vanilla, soft tannins, and a long, lush finish.
WoodBridge by Robert Mondavi – $7.99
Cabernet Sauvignon – opens with aromas of cherries, berries, cedar, brown sugar, and toast. Flavors of berries, toasted marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker follow with a toasty caramel finish. This medium-bodied wine pairs deliciously with grilled meats and tomato based pasta dishes.
Chardonnay – opens with yellow apple, cinnamon-caramel oak, and slightly floral aromas. The apple, peach, and warm oak flavors of this clean and crisp yet silky Chardonnay pair perfectly with hearty dishes such as roast chicken with white truffle risotto and tuna noodle casserole. Best served slightly chilled.
Pinot Grigio – Intense citrus, lime, and stone fruit aromas lead the way into a crisp finish. A food friendly wine, originating from the northern coast of Italy, Pinot Grigio has long been known for its ability to pair well with seafood and other light dishes. The well-rounded flavors of our Pinot Grigio make for a beautiful pairing with Thai food, poultry, and a variety of cheeses. Enjoy Pinot Grigio slightly chilled.
Red Blend – combines some of the finest attributes of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Zinfandel, and Tempranillo with a touch of other complementary reds, resulting in a deliciously rich, full-bodied blend. The wine offers warm, toasty aromas and flavors, including jammy blackberry, plum, vanilla, and baking spices. It’s full and rich with a long, flavorful finish. Our hearty Red Blend pairs well with savory dishes like burgers, barbeque, sausages, potato skins, and other fried foods.
Go Glasses – are great as fun stocking stuffers this season. The Go Glasses are packaged in a shatterproof, single serve, ready to pour cup and retail for only $2.50. Super cute, super fun and super cheap.
Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Limited Edition x John Maeda – $44.99 ReserveBar.com
Acclaimed graphic designer, John Maeda, has created the latest edition of the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Collector series. An elegant combination of art & technology, Maeda commissioned artist Giorgia Lupi to translate a musical composition of American guitarist Kaki King into a multi-hued design featured on the gift box and bottle. The 750mL bottle of Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, recognized for its unmatched harmony and balance, features a rich bronze lacquer coating ideal for celebrating masters this holiday season.
Drag Queen Merchandise – Dragqueenmerch.com
Is the “official” store for the queens you see on their website. DragQueenMerch offers a turnkey solution to drag queens to be able to have an online merchandise store which enables them to offer official products to their fan base.
Enamel Pins – $20
These pins are so damn cute and they have 17 different options, although the “Spin Me Trixie” tends to be my favorite, but don’t forget to buy thr iconic Amanda LePore pin!
Jack Adams (jackadamsusa.com)
Founded in 2010, Jack Adams is an underwear and activewear brand that’s defined by the man who wears it. They appeal to the athletic man with a masculine style.
Cross Court Short – $59
The Cross Court Shorts are built for maximum performance, comfort and flexibility. This style features a tapered styling, side pockets and fits just above the knee. Great for the gym or hanging out with friends. Made of 50% Cotton and 50% Polyester.
Vintage 1″ Racer – $49
Jack Adams brings back the fun and a retro look for the season with their new Vintage Stripe 1” classic swimsuits. Relive the past and redefine your future with these sexy, lightweight and quick drying swim suits. Made of 100% Polyester.
Cross Train Brief – $29
The Cross Train Brief are a performance style brief, perfect for any activity, providing you with great fit, and long-lasting comfort. This fashionable performance brief features a no fly, contour pouch, giving you optimal lift and support. The two-tone waistband is wide, and has the Jack Adams logo on it, front and center. Vivid colored piping creates a unique design aspect, bringing these briefs to a whole new level. Made of 95% Cotton and 5%
Meister Watches – mstrwatches.com
Their timepiece series was created to push the boundaries of contemporary fashion without compromising traditional craftsmanship. Meister watches feature multiple piece designs that blend various materials such as carbon fiber, stainless steel, and an assortment of rare leathers into a bold collection of functional timepieces.
Mstr Major – Rose gold/black/rubber carbon band – $250
Meister is proud to announce the launch of the brand new Major watch collection just in time for the holidays, making the perfect gift for the stylish, successful entrepreneur in your life.
This watch is for the serious man, an elegant timepiece that is the perfect accessory for young go-getters and experienced businessmen alike. Its unique, beautiful appearance is subtle yet eye-catching, powerful yet designed as the perfect accessory for an elegant outfit.
Leather Pint Glass Cuffs – $34 – toastmade.com
Classic pint glasses wrapped in luxurious, hand-stitched real leather. They start by swathing a heavyweight, premium quality 16 oz. pint glass in a perfectly-sized, laser-cut sheath of gorgeous leather. Then they securely hand-stitch each one with a crosshatched detailing in complementary pigmented waxed thread. Available in 10 incredible, saturated colors of leather that run the gamut from classy to full-on sassy.
Men’s Personalized Wide Cuff ($78) – isabellegracejewelry.com
This piece from Isabelle Grace Jewelry makes for a truly meaningful gift for the special man in your life. Measuring 5/8 inch wide, this cuff is personalized with your special message. Keep it simple or get creative!
Vintage Socks by LittleMissMatched – $10 – Littlemissmatched.com
Exclusive collection featuring reinvented designs of fan favorites from the LittleMissMatched launch in 2003 available in knee highs, ankle socks and linear socks. Packs contain 3 single socks that don’t match, but perfectly coordinate. Age: 6+
Smelly Socks by Little Mismatched – $17 – Littlemissmatched.com
Available in delicious cupcake, tasty pizza and savory burger scents, LittleMissMatched introduce their Junk Food Collection. Each pack is complete with 6 different socks perfect endless unique combinations for you to choose from! Age: 6+
Play Dirt by Play Visions – $15 – Playvisions.com
It looks and feels like real dirt, but without the mess! Soft, pliable and moldable like their original Sands Alive!, now kids can play with the “Cleanest Dirt on Planet Earth” and their moms will love it! Sets Include: Play Dirt Bugs-in-a-Jar, Play Dirt Bag O’ Dirt, Play Dirt Bucket, Play Dirt Monster Truck Rally, Play Dirt Pig Pen. Age: 3+
FLOOF by Play Visions – $14.99 – Playvisions.com
This new compound looks like snow, feels like a marshmallow and molds like clay! It’s lighter than air, soft and smooth to the touch, and easily molds into amazing detail. You need to feel it to believe it! Age: 5+