Flowers, candy and fragrances need not be your only Valentine’s Day gift options this year.
Lifestyle expert Jeni Bond, from FunTrendsUSA.com, has some alluring suggestions for your beloved:
“Recently wedded couples will love The Newlywed Cookbook from Williams-Sonoma. It’s designed for novice and expert cooks alike, featuring inspiring recipes infused with global flavors and seasonal ingredients. It’s available at Williams-Sonoma.com. Essential Glow by Stephanie Gerber, is packed with easy-to-follow recipes and tips for using essential oils. It’s available on Amazon, as are The Breakfast Bible: 100+ Favorite Recipes to Start the Day by Kate McMillan and Modern Farmhouse Style, which is filled with farmhouse-inspired decor ideas.”
“Accessorize your look with help from Zenni.com. They have a gorgeous assortment of prescription eyewear and sunglasses that start at just $6.95! At that price, you can afford more than just one pair. At Zenni, you’ll find thousands of stylish, well-crafted glasses for every look, occasion or need. Go to zenni.com/valentines to see all these styles and more!”
“The PRIV beauty and wellness app is all you need to look great! As seen on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Vanderpump Rules, PRIV’s professionals can assist you to achieve the look of your favorite celebrities. From getting your make-up, hair and nails done at home or the office, PRIV’s top-rated, highly vetted pros will come to you at affordable prices. To schedule an appointment in your area, download the PRIV app or visit gopriv.com.”
With Epson EcoTank printers, you can print romantic photos of your Valentine wirelessly from your smartphone. With vibrant colors and crisp text, the EcoTank also can print gorgeous invitations and decorations. Epson EcoTank printers do not use cartridges. Their supersize ink tanks can last for 2 years, which means you can print up to 5,200 pages before you need to buy your first ink bottle. Visit Epson.com for more details.
Holiday shopping for your family can be quite the challenge!
That’s why lifestyle expert Jeni Bond, from FunTrendsUSA.com, has compiled the following list of some of her favorite gift options.
According to Jeni:
“Build-A-Bear Workshop is the ultimate holiday destination to create and personalize your own furry friends. When you visit their locations or buildabear.com, you’ll meet “Color Glow Glisten” – the newest member of the Merry Mission collection. You can even record a personalized message, both in-store and online, to place inside your present.”
“The Polaris ACE 150 EFI is the first single-seat youth off-road vehicle designed to give kids 10 years and older the joy of driving, with adult supervision, while providing safety features parents will love. It comes with a protective cage, LED daytime running lights, seat belt, safety nets, safety whip flag and four-speed limit modes, plus a helmet and adjustable seat for growing kids. Visit Polaris.com for your nearest dealer.”
“Tommy Bahama Maritime Men’s Fragrance is an invigorating, new cologne that blends aromatic botanicals with intriguing complexity, for a scent that evokes warm trade winds over crystal clear waters. Surprise the adventurer in your life with their three piece Maritime Gift Set. It includes the full size Cologne plus an After Shave Balm and Hair & Body Wash. Buy it now at Belk, Dillard’s and other fine retailers.”
Need some last-minute holiday entertaining and gifting advice? Check out these tips from lifestyle expert Jeni Bond, from FunTrendsUSA.com.
According to Jeni:
“Affresh Specialized Cleaners make after-party clean up a snap! Their Stainless Steel Mousse gently cleans fingerprints and smudges, leaving appliances streak-free and shiny. Their Disposal Cleaner tablets are formulated to clean and remove odor-causing residues from garbage disposals with a powerful foaming, action. And their Dishwasher Cleaner tablets can be used to help descale dishes and glassware during routine wash cycles. Visit affresh.com to find out where these products can be purchased.”
“Zelle offers a new way to holiday gift your friends and family money faster and safer, right from your mobile banking app. Zelle is safe and easy, and typically takes place within minutes—when the sender and recipient are both registered. The sender needs to know only the recipient’s email address or phone number. Most likely, you already have Zelle as part of your mobile banking app. Visit ZellePay.com for a complete list of banks and credit unions.”
“Cool Effect is a non-profit that allows you to take action against climate change by providing funding to carbon reduction projects around the world. At CoolEffect.org, you’ll find six tax-deductible gift packs to choose from. Each helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, along with benefits for local citizens and wildlife. You’re ablee to choose a donation amount. And each gift comes with a certificate with the recipient’s name; instructions on how to create an origami figure; and a special message from you.”
“The Kenneth Cole Mankind Hero fragrance is a combination of fresh mountain air, rich woods and black vanilla. The fragrance has partnered with Big Brothers Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for their ‘Hometown Heroes’ campaign, which highlights the importance of mentorship and community outreach. For every purchase of their specially-labeled Limited Edition Kenneth Cole Mankind Hero Fragrances, $2.00 will be donated to the organization. Visit macys.com to order.”
Millions of Americans eagerly await Black Friday and Cyber Monday because they want the best holiday deals and biggest selection available.
Lifestyle expert Jeni Bond, from FunTrendsUSA.com, offers shoppers some super shopping tips, plus tips on how to handle holiday-related stress.
According to Jeni:
“Pandora Jewelry is offering a “Buy Two, Get One Free” deal on all items in their stores, from Nov. 22 though Nov. 27. You can get anything from necklaces and charms, to beautiful rings bursting with color from the new “Winter” collection. They’re perfect for creating a holiday ring stack or mixing and matching with your current style. Go to Pandora.net or visit your nearest Pandora store to start shopping now and share your new looks using the hashtag #DOSeeTheWonderful.”
“Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based combat adventure game, which is a mix between combat, exploration and puzzle solving. Mario and his famous friends, including Peach, Luigi and Yoshi, team up with the Rabbid heroes to save Mushroom Kingdom. It’s an exclusive Nintendo Switch title and the perfect gift for anyone 10 years old or older in the family. It’s a great game to play anywhere, anytime on the Switch. The game is available at retailers nationally. Visit MarioRabbids on Facebook for more details.”
“Holiday shopping can be extremely stressful and lead to irritability, restlessness and sleeplessness. Thorne Research makes Pharmagaba-250, a natural source of GABA, which promotes a relaxed, focused state of mind. Thorne Stress B Complex maximizes adrenal support and stress management. And, Thorne Multi-Vitamin Elite AM and PM helps maintain the body’s normal inflammation levels to help you relax and sleep better. Thorne is the only nutritional supplement company to conduct clinical trials on its products with the Mayo Clinic. Visit thorne.com to order.”
With the holidays less than two months away, it’s not too soon to prep your home for overnight visitors.
To help them stay focused, lifestyle expert Jeni Bond offers the following suggestions:
“The Maytag Bravos Top-Load washing machine offers a large capacity of 4.3 cubic feet to help tackle large loads, with enough space to clean up to 18 towels at once! Delivering the ‘Best Cleaning in its class,’ driven by its PowerWash Cycle, the Bravos combines extra cleaning action and heated water to attack stubborn stains. Visit Maytag.com/NovemberSavings for information on how you can save big during the month of November!”
“Intex allows you to treat your guests to a great night’s sleep with their Queen Ultra Plush Headboard Airbed with Fiber Tech Technology, or their 22 inch Comfort-Plush High-Rise Queen Airbed. The Plush Headboard Airbed was designed for folks who like to feel they’re sleeping in a traditional bed. And the Comfort Plush High-Rise is the tallest airbed on the market. Both include a built-in pump. They’re available at Walmart, Amazon and other retailers.”
“Breathe is the first aerosol household cleaning line certified by the EPA’s Safer Choice Program. The products are powered by air and made with 100% eco-friendly, non-toxic ingredients making it safer for people, pets and the environment. Breathe includes a Stainless Steel Cleaner, Furniture Polish, Bathroom Cleaner and Multipurpose Cleaner. Breathe is available on Amazon and at Wegmans.”
For more information, contact: Jeni Bond on Twitter @JeniBondSays.