Category Archives: Gift Guide

Stocking Stuffers – Family Gift Guide

Surprise your entire family with fun odds and ends, from earrings and watches to crystal-covered headphones, that they’re sure to enjoy.

Things Remembered double dog tag, $20, thingsremembered.com. You can personalize this dogtag for your son or nephew by getting it engraved with his birthday or a special message.

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Active Crystals by Philips & Swarovski Space headphones, $100, Swarovski.com. The woman in your life will love listening to her music in these chic crystal headphones.

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Baby G watches, $79 each, my.casio.com. These watches are funky enough to please your daughter, and durable enough to withstand her playful lifestyle.

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Red Box handheld massager, $7, target.com. Your grandfather will be thrilled to find this handheld massager in his stocking. Expert at relieving tension in the back and neck, this gadget is also super easy to store and operate.

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Shop Iomoi custom oval paperweights, $42 each, and memo pad in lucite holder, $48, shopiomio.com. What’s better to give your college-bound daughter than these office accessories? The vibrant prints will spice up her desk at school.

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Royal money clip/picture frame, $25, target.com. This money clip is sure to be a Dad favorite! You can fill the 1MB storage capacity with pictures of the kids…and he’ll love playing with the image editing capacities and calendar and alarm clock functions.

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Swarovski festivity earrings, $60, and pendant, $70, Swarovski.com. The darling crystal bow earrings and pendant will be a huge hit for the young girl in your life.

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Forever 21 scarf, $8, and gloves, $16, forever21.com. Keeping warm never looked so chic with these trendy printed accessories from Forever 21.
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Lodis card cases, $42 each, lodis.com. For the fashionable lady who stays on top of the hottest trends, keep her organized and stylish with these sleek metallic cases.

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Davidson slippers, $12, target.com. What Dad could resist these ultra-comfortable slippers with faux-wool lining? His feet will thank you.

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Happy Shopping!

Kisses,

Coutura

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Tech Time – Tween Gift Guide

‘Tweens are easily insulted by gifts that seem childish; and toys are at the top of the kiddie list. Once your ‘tween turns 10, gadgets and gizmos replace play things. Get in the game with the most inexpensive electronic options of the season.

Hands down, the Wii, Playstations 3 and Xbox 360 are the most popular tech items around. If your ‘tween is lucky enough to own a system, he or she will love these three new games.

Have a ‘tween that loves football? Madden 09 for Xbox360 is the perfect gift, whether for a beginner or a seasoned pro. The updated classic even boasts a Training Center, where you can sharpen your skills on and off the field.

Madden NFL ’09 game for Xbox 360, $60, sears.com.

If your ‘tween loves to perform, give the gift of music with the latest version of Guitar Hero or the popular karaoke game, Singstar.

Singstar game (including microphone) for Play Station 3, $60, Wal-Mart stores nationwide. You can download unlimited songs on Play Station 3’s Online “Singstore,” and perform them for friends and family!

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Guitar Hero World Tour for Wii, $85, walmart.com.

There are tons of inexpensive gizmos this season, like ipod alarm clocks and camcorders, that will impress your ‘tweens at the press of a button.

i-Dog, $30, target.com. i-Dog is sure to be a ‘tween favorite. It lights up and moves around to the music you play!

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iPod Alarm Clock, $50, ihomeaudio.com.

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Apple iPod 3rd Generation 1GM Shuffle, $50, target.com.

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Limited Too rhinestone phone with cord, $23, limitedtoo.com.

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Boompod Audio Chair, $50, target.com. Perfect for a ‘tween boy’s room, this battery-powered chair links to your ipod, MP3 or CD-player.

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ICarly digital camcorder, $80, toysrus.com.

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Samsung 8.1MP Digital Camera S860, $100, target.com.

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‘Tweens love to personalize their gadgets with stickers, crystals, pictures and more. While some crystal cases run up to $300, you can save a bundle by buying the Crystal Icing Kit and letting your ‘tween do the decorating. They’ll enjoy giving their ipod or cell phone that unique, personal touch.

Crystal Icing kit, $35, and stickers, $7 each, crystalicing.com.

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Happy Shopping!

Kisses,

Coutura

Walk This Way – Tween Gift Guide

When it comes to shoes, ‘tween girls like to be one step ahead of the crowd. Help them put their best foot forward in every style from rain boots to jeweled flats.

Poetic License rainboots, $100, http://www.unique-vintage.com/.

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Old Navy boots, $20, oldnavy.com.

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Sigerson Morrison for Target flats, $30, Target stores nationwide and target.com.

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Old Navy flats, $15 each, oldnavy.com.

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Converse One Star for Target, $20, target.com.

Why not give your ‘tween the shoe wheel to store her new pair of sneakers? It’s a fun addition to any bedroom and keeps the shoe collection organized, pleasing ‘tweens and parents alike.

Shoe wheel, $65, rakkudesigns.com.

It’s In The Bag – Tween Gift Guide

On the verge of their teenage years, the ladies are ready for their first handbag. To get quality without overspending, consider brands like Harajuku Lovers, Guess and Betsey Johnson that deliver well-made, trendy styles for less.

Harajuku bags, $38-58, harajukulovers.com for more information. These bags come in fun gift boxes that play music when you open them!

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Betsey Johnson clutch, $88, betseyjohnson.com.

The Limited bow clutch, $21, thelimited.com.

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Happy Shopping!

Kisses,

Coutura