Thursday, December 17, 2015

Last-Minute Gifts for All those on Your List! Engchik's Gift Guide

Hey everyone- Christmas is in one week, so if you aren’t wrapping, you haven’t shopped! 

Here’s some last-minute gift ideas for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family members. Your TO -DO this weekend is READ this guide, then start shopping!

For the over 21-Techie: Medea Vodka with a programmable bottle. In addition to an excellent bottle of smooth vodka, this innovative new design allows you to download the Medea app and personalize and turn on the message on the bottle from across the room with Medea’s patented LED technology! Surprise someone with a Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday, or HI message! As the world’s first personally programmable bottle, it is the perfect gift for any occasion. Give a gift of Medea Vodka and watch someone’s face light up!

For the Tailgating Aficionado: Serve up eats AND drinks at the tailgate with this awesome and pioneering dish design with The Great Plate.  Give yourself an extra hand with The Great Plate, an innovative plate and cup holder - in one! It is the perfect companion for every event, from game day to backyard BBQ. The Great Plate™ easily allows you to hold both your food and beverage comfortably in one hand, leaving your other hand free for eating, drinking, and socializing.
Plus, we think it makes a great Frisbee AND floats in the pool with your drink and snacks! (no glass tho!) The Great Plate is BPA-free, dishwasher/microwave safe, reusable and recyclable.
Sold in a set of 4 for $15. 

For the Party Planner: The Chill Factor™ Cocktail Maker Kit makes it easy to mix and mingle with your guests while serving up delicious frosty cocktails and mocktails! 

The new kit allows you to conveniently juice, grate, squeeze and shake everything in one device for perfect frozen cocktails every time. 
Simple and convenient to use, the Chill Factor™ Cocktail Maker Kit is available online.

For the Gadget Lover: Bring this handy gadget with you everywhere you travel! The GekkoPod - Smartphone Mount adjusts to fit your wildest grand adventures and makes it easier to take photos and video.  There are tons of tripod solutions available for smartphones and digital cameras on the market right now, but how many mounts can wrap around a tree branch while holding your camera? Designed to mimic the hand of a lizard, the Gekkopod has a bendable yet durable core allowing users to slide in a smartphone, camera or GoPro in countless angles to fit their needs. GekkoPod’s advantage is that it allows you to take pictures from tricky angles that were earlier impossible. Constructed from metal and silicone, the flexible design allows you to fashion the ‘legs’ in many creative ways. The GekkoPod can handle just about any environment. Included with the device is an adaptable mount for phones, GoPro mount, and standard screw for cameras. All of these included features allow the GekkoPod to hold almost any phone or camera. GekkoPod is the lightest and the most versatile mount available today! Just $19.90.

For the Chef: The Ravioli Perfected - Fonde Ravioli Rolling Pin is a wonderful gift. Slow down, roll up your sleeves and cook a meal with someone you love! Now you can make beautiful, handmade ravioli with ease in the comfort of your own home with the Fonde (fon-dee) Ravioli Rolling Pin from Repast Supply Co. Simple in design, in several sizes, and made from sustainable solid hardwood, the rolling pin creates perfect ravioli every time with no mess and no fuss. 
The Fonde Ravioli Rolling Pin is handmade in the United States from quality hardwoods. All Repast Supply Co. rolling pins come pre-treated with food-grade mineral oil and with proper care will last a lifetime. Repast Supply Co. believes very strongly in sustainability and they plant 100 trees for every tree used in production. Watch how perfect ravioli is made every time with the Fonde Ravioli Rolling Pin!

For the Sweet Tooth:  Break out the hot chocolate! Perfect for topping steaming hot cocoa or a coffee confection with this season, Peppermint Stuff'n Mallows are handmade gourmet marshmallows stuffed with tiny peppermint candy pieces. As the weather starts to cool down and the holidays loom on the horizon, these tasty little marshmallows will be a huge hit as you sip hot chocolate by the fire. Packaged in bags perfect for gift-giving (think unique and tasty hostess gift!), Stuff'n Mallows are available in 3 finger-lickin' good flavors year-round as well, including Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. $6.99.

For the Wanderer: The Hydaway Bottle is a collapsible pocket-size bottle fit for any adventure, because you are busy, you’re thirsty, and you’re always on the move. You need a reusable water bottle that’s portable and easy to use. The Hydaway bottle is the next generation in portable hydration. 
Hydaway is a handy alternative to disposable plastic water bottles - it folds down easily to fit in almost any pocket! The ultimate travel and hiking companion, when expanded, the 21 oz. Hydaway will quench your thirst during airport layovers, or the final pitch to the summit. This larger size bottle fits in most vehicle cup holders and backpack water bottle pockets. The innovative, hinged design allows the Hydaway to pack down easily to fit in backpacks, lunch boxes, and picnic baskets. 
Expand the bottle full size to quench the biggest thirst. When you’re finished, collapse it flat (just over an inch thick to be exact) and stash it in your pocket, pack, purse… almost anywhere! All Hydaway bottles feature an easy to use, flip-up straw for quick sips, carabiner-friendly carry handle, and come with a Watertight Guarantee. BPA-Free, Taste & Odor-Free and Dishwasher Safe. $20.00.

For the Traveler: The SOOT Electropack is a bag system that fits all your needs & powers your devices. It’s is a modular full-sized bag system where two independently usable smaller bags combine to form one larger pack, extending the functionality of one another. The mini messenger and the computer can be used completely on their own and when used independently they don’t look or feel like they are missing anything. 
When you put them back together the compartments open up to each other, giving you one huge volume of space to carry bigger gear. The greatest perk of the Electropack comes in the form of a 10,000 mAh battery, which effectively translates to about a week or two of self-sufficient power for any electronic device that can be connected by a USB cable. The SOOT Electropack is chic and beautifully made from premium ballistic nylon and ultra-high grade marine vinyl. For the isolated travelers, these bags will give backpacking and hiking a different meaning to staying connected. Never lose power, store all your gear in SOOT. $299.00

For the Commuter: Long car or train rides can be exhausting, and life is tiring too! Catch up on your sleep anywhere with the NapAnywhere. The NapAnywhere is a portable head-support pillow designed to support your head and allow you to nap comfortably while traveling. The NapAnywhere was created by a physician to make traveling a more comfortable experience. His knowledge of human anatomy and his personal experience inspired him to design this unique product. The NapAnywhere is very comfortable, can be used effectively while traveling on planes, subways, trains, buses and cars and it’s small enough to fit into a briefcase or laptop bag.  $49.00

The Runner: The DBelt Keep all your essentials within reach with DBelt. DBelt fits around your waist with velcro and has three discreet pockets to fashionably hold your phone, ID, cash, keys, tissues and chapstick.
It even has a port for a headphone wire so you can listen to music. 
DBelt is made of a breathable, lightweight cotton and spandex blend. It is ergonomically designed to hug the body and blends in seamlessly with your clothes. TheDBelt Pro can accommodate the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Comes in a variety of fun colors and fits sizes XS to XXL. $39 - $49.

For the Gourmand: Enjoy delicious and soothing organic tea for on-the-go with Tea Drops.
A warm cup of tea is the perfect remedy after a long day! Tea Drops are pressed tea made with genuine tea leaves that dissolve in hot water. Each Tea Drop is handcrafted and infused with the finest organic teas, spices and earth-derived sweeteners. 
Simply pour boiling water in a cup, add a Tea Drop, stir and enjoy. Choose from caffeinated, caffeine-free and natural wellness Tea Drops. Flavors include citrus ginger, vanilla white, rose earl grey, turmeric, cardamom spice, matcha green tea, and sweet peppermint. Tea Drops come packaged in a paulownia wood box that is eco-friendly, sustainable and biodegradable. Sold online; $12 for an 8 pack.


Try Intox-Detox . Formulated to be taken before you drink to help detox, recover and protect before the damage is done. 
With a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the latest ground-breaking dietary supplementation science,
Intox-Detox is the only recovery product with Setria and Japanese Raisin; the only two substances proven by human clinical trials to neutralize the cause of the painful after-effects of drinking. Intox-Detox is all-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan. It contains no additives or preservatives and is manufactured in a cGMP FDA-inspected facility,
made in the USA. 

This is Ayurveda made easy! Simple to add into your daily wellness routine while traveling, Herbal ZAP makes instantly dissolving Ayurvedic herbal beverages in a convenient packet for on-the-go that supports healthy digestion, which is the key to overall good health. Herbal ZAP formulas work by harnessing the power of ancient herbal formulas that have been transformed into instantly dissolving crystals infused with powerful herbal extracts.
Containing 14 potent Ayurvedic herbs, Herbal Zap works according to the principles of Ayurveda, restoring balance to the vital energies, doshas, increasing Agni, “inner-fire”, and promoting a positive state of health.
The product is sustainably and ethically produced and they are proud to be non-GMO Verified as well as Kosher, Vegan and Gluten-Free. Herbal ZAP is available at select Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts Farmers Market, EarthFare, SuperSupplements, and Central Market.

*Some items have been provided for review purposes. 

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