The Magazine About Gifts and Gifting
Home for THeGreat Holidays Ideas for Seasonal
Entertaining & Decorating
GifTs for everyone on your nice lisT
Guys, Gals, Kids, Pets, Travelers, Foodies & More
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USA Made, Cause-Related, Eco-Friendly & Other Trends
For Holiday Shopping With compliments of this fine local retailer!
SPECIAL SECTION: HOLIDAY PRESENTS 7 ’Tis The Season for Gifts A bevy of shopping, decorating and entertaining ideas for the busy days ahead. 8 Home for the Holidays Ways to get every room in your home holidayready.
12 Get Ready to Party! Fun accessories for holiday gatherings. 16 Seasonal Sweets and Sips Delectable goodies for entertaining and gifting. 21 Season’s Greeting Cards Unique holiday card designs. 22 Warm Gifts for Cool Women Cold-weather apparel and seasonal-themed accessories. 26 Great Gifts for Guys Stylish, fun and functional gifts for men.
30 Smart Gifts for Kids Crafts and toys they’ll have fun with and learn from. 32 Dog-gone Good Gifts Holiday gifts for the pups on your list. 34 Traveler’s Gifts Travel goods to hit the high road in style. 36 Gifts for Book Lovers Gift books and literary-inspired items for readers. 38 Here for Hanukkah Gifts for celebrating the Festival of Lights.
PRESENTLY TRENDING: 44 American-Made Adornments Fashionable jewelry by U.S.-based designers and artisans. 46 Waste Not! Products made from recycled/upcycled plastics. 47 The Last Straw Reusable straws to help save the planet. 48 CBD Is On the Rise Basic facts about and examples of this hot new trend.
Cover photography courtesy of The Gift Wrap Company.
51 Gifts for a Cause Presents that have a charitable tie-in.
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Contents IN EVERY ISSUE: 3 PRESENTly Speaking – Holiday Shopping Time Is Here! 4 Celebs & Presents: Star-Powered Products – A peek at what celebrities are wearing and doing. 18 Tips & Tricks: 10 Ways to Repurpose Holiday Cards – Designer Shannon Martin of Shannon Martin Design offers clever ideas for reusing Christmas cards. 20 PRESENT-Day Etiquette: Holiday Shopping Advice – The Emily Post Institute shares 10 ways to stay cheerful during the holidays.
40 Makers & Shakers: Burning Desires – FLATYZ handmade, flat candles are taking America by storm thanks to its North American representative, Linas Klimavicius. 52 Presents by Region: Stocking Stuffers – Top-sellers from retailers nationwide. 54 The PRESENTer Network – Select specialty retailers where PRESENT Magazine can be found. 56 Back Talk: Tree Trinkets – Whimsical Christmas tree ornaments.
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Co-Editors/Publishers Keb Kennedy 908-720-2115 firstname.lastname@example.org Kat Krassner 908-347-4448 email@example.com • Art/Production Director Miguel Bravo BRAVO! Graphics firstname.lastname@example.org • Contributors Shannon Martin Meredith Miller The Emily Post Institute
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Holiday Shopping Time Is Here! T
he holidays are fast approaching. Oh, the shopping and crowds! Oh, the parties and entertaining! Oh, the fun and excitement!
It’s never too early to start planning your purchases: new holiday décor to spruce up your home, perfect gifts for friends and family, seasonal treats to enjoy and serve, and maybe even a little something just for you! The earlier you begin to shop, the greater the selection to choose from and the more relaxed you will be. In this issue of PRESENT, we have curated a selection of special giftware and presented lots of tips and ideas to help make your shopping days ahead a little bit easier. If you are reading this magazine, we know that you are shopping and supporting your local independent specialty gift retailer who carries a mix of unique products that you won’t find everywhere else. We urge you to continue to support these hardworking merchants and to spread the word among your friends and neighbors to support these local shops as well. The gift store where you picked up PRESENT is one Kat Krassner and Keb Kennedy of many small businesses that are the backbone of their community. The dollars that you spend in their shops stay in the area and often help to support local projects, kids’ sports teams, etc. We wish you a happy holiday season filled with joy, good health and great presents!
©2019 Present Publishing, LLC, 608 Pemberton Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060. No part of this publication may be reproduced in whole or in part without the express permission of the publisher. The publisher and editors have made every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, but assume no liability for any errors or inaccuracies.
Kat and Keb Shop Small, Shop Local The year-round “Shop Small” movement draws particular attention every November, when the holiday shopping season gains momentum. Two special days are set aside annually to promote the patronage of small, independent local businesses: • Neighborhood Toy Store Day – This is a day when local independent toy stores across the U.S. kick off the holiday season to celebrate their communities and the joy of play; it takes place on November 9 this year. • Small Business Saturday – Always held on the last Saturday of November, this nationwide event encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick-and-mortar businesses that are small and local; it falls on November 30 this year.
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Celebs & Presents
Star-Powered Products A look at what celebrities are wearing and doing.
f you’re looking for some star-studded inspiration on gifts to buy this holiday season, social media is a good place to find out what the rich and famous are buying, wearing and using. Often, their choices aren’t beyond the reach or pocketbooks of most of us – but are fabulous yet affordably priced jewelry and accessories, or fun items such as colorful sketchbooks and whimsical socks. Giving gifts that have been photographed with celebrities just might earn you your 15 minutes of fame among your family and friends this year!
Fortune & Frame “Fortune Capsule” necklace opens to reveal a meaningful hidden fortune scroll; shown with Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer.
Living Royal “Avocado” unisex, one-size-fits-most crew socks are 100% polyester; posted on the social media account of actress Hailee Steinfeld.
Marli & Lenny “Small Beaded Hoop Earrings” from the Gold Bead Collection are handmade; worn by Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock.
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Peter Pauper Press “Unicorn Adventure” Scratch and Sketch art activity book with scratch-off pages; shown on the social media page of TV personality Chrissy Teigen.
’Tis The Season for Gifts It’s the most wonderful time of the year ... and it’s time to start buying the most wonderful presents! On the pages that follow, you’ll find great gifts for women, men, kids, pets, travelers and book lovers. There are also ideas for holiday entertaining and décor; suggestions for repurposing Christmas cards; and tips for keeping your cool during this busy season – all aimed at helping to make this your best holiday shopping experience ever!
Tried & True Fragrance Co. “Holiday Collection” includes candles, diffusers and room sprays in “Fresh Balsam,” “Winter Spruce,” “Mulled Cider” and “Cozy Cashmere” scents.
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P. Graham Dunn “Christmas Wishes” handcrafted, framed wall art is 22¼" square.
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Home for the Holidays Get every room holiday-ready with seasonally inspired accents and scents.
hether you’re looking to decorate your own place for the holidays or to purchase a thoughtful gift for someone else, there’s an abundance of great seasonal-themed products available to spruce up every room inside the home as well as the outside.
Holiday living room Decorate the mantel, accent tables, bookshelves and more with attractive, seasonal-themed decorative accessories and candleholders, then add holidayscented candles to further convey the holly-jolly mood. Temporarily replace wall art with framed hangings that offer greetings of the season. The addition of pillows and throws in holiday colors and designs easily turn the living room or den into a cozy space for family and guests.
Festive entryway Set the tone this holiday season starting at the front door, so guests are put in a festive mood even before they set foot inside the home. Welcome them with a whimsical doormat to wipe their feet and with a fun door cover that’s like a big sheet of giftwrap for the front entrance.
1. Splendoorz reusable,
machine-washable, polyester-fabric door cover slips on and covers the front side of a standard-sized door. • 2. Jellybean “Drivin’ The Tree Home” 21" x 33" rug by Andrea Tachiera is machine washable.
1. Karma Gifts “Season’s Greetings” 18"-square pillow is polyester and machine washable. • 2. Zodax six-tier, silver-toned “Reindeer” candleholder holds six taper candles (not included). • 3. Colonial Candle “Holiday Luxe” 14.5-oz. candles in seasonal scents are infused with essential oils.
seasonal KitcHen Cook up some fun this holiday season with accessories such as decorative kitchen towels and aprons, Christmas tree-shaped cutting boards, Santa-topped cheese knives, and seasonally scented hand washes. Add the aroma of Christmas cookies to the kitchen by baking up a few dozen!
1. Twisted Wares “I Put Out for Santa” Hang Tight Towel with sewn-in loop is screen-printed on 100% flour-sack cotton. • 2. Thymes “Frasier Fir” hand wash and bar soap have a fresh-cut evergreen scent.
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Christmastime Bedroom Whether you prefer a traditional look or whimsical designs when it comes to seasonal décor, there are numerous options for bedding, pillows and other decorative accents, as well as a variety of holiday-inspired scented items, to turn the bedroom into a winter wonderland this December.
1 1. C&F Home “Arlington Plaid” cotton blanket comes in twin, queen and king sizes; machine washable. • 2. Roseannebeck Collections “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” 20"x28½" polyester-microfiber pillowcase. • 3. Soap & Paper Factory “Roland Pine” incense gift set includes a wooden tray plus 25 hand-dipped incense sticks scented with Siberian fir, pine and cilantro.
Yuletide Powder room Continue the holiday accents and scents into the guest bathroom, where seasonal-themed soaps and sponges contribute a cheery touch. Diffusers in wintry fragrances help keep things smelling as fresh as Christmas morning!
2 1. Caren Original “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal” Soap In A Sponge with candy cane scent is good for 20-plus washes. • 2. Mistral “Les Sentiments” Holiday Collection pure
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vegetable soaps with organic shea butter feature winter-inspired scents. • 3. Gibson & Dehn “Norway Spruce” 6-oz. diffuser is a blend of cool spruce pine, mountain galbanum and cedarwood fragrances.
Sophistiplate “tipsy+toasty” collection of scalloped paper plates includes “Snowman Wavy Bowl” “Nutcracker Wavy Salad Plate,” “Santa Wavy Dinner Plate” and “Wavy Charger.” 12 • PRESENT presentmag.com
Get Ready to Party! Colorful accessories for fun holiday gatherings.
hether you’re hosting a party or attending one (or more!) during the holidays, easy-care accessories featuring fun, seasonal designs are always appreciated. Here are a few items to consider purchasing for your own entertaining needs or to buy as a hostess gift for the next party you’re invited to: • Serveware: Large bowls, plates and trays in holiday colors and designs hold what you’re serving or what you’re bringing. Make sure they’re dishwasher-safe so you don’t – or the hostess doesn’t – have to scrub everything by hand after guests leave.
• Drinkware: Wine glasses imprinted with clever holiday-related sayings will keep everyone at the party smiling. Whimsical, Christmas-themed mugs to hold hot chocolate and other beverages are ideal for kids and adults. Pitchers with lighthearted holiday designs make even the simple task of pouring water fun. • Disposables: Stylish paper plates might not be the most earth-friendly option, but they sure do make entertaining easier! Beverage napkins featuring humorous designs are not only practical but are great conversation starters, too. Remember to recycle your paper goods whenever possible.
• Bottles: Red, white or rosé, wine is a popular thing to bring to or serve at many holiday parties. This is another category where there’s no shortage of holiday-themed accessories – such as wine bags, toppers and caps with fun yuletide messages. • Novelties: Christmas “Crackers” – once a party favorite mainly in the U.K. – are becoming an entertaining staple here now, too. Add one to each placesetting at a dinner party, place them on a tray for guests to open during the evening, or hand them out as a party favor as guests leave. So much fun!
1. Caspari “Yuletide Cheer” set of six party crackers; each 12" cracker contains a trinket, foil crown and joke and has a tag appliqué that can be used as a place card. • 2. Nora Fleming “Trim The Tree” and “Deck The Halls” ceramic, interchangeable “minis” with stoneware pedestal servers. • 3. Golden Rabbit “Highland Plaid” five-quart, enamelware catering bowl is oven and stovetop safe, and dishwasher-safe.
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1. Molly & Rex “Holiday Character
Mugs” are ceramic and hold between 14 and 16 fluid ounces. • 2. CapabBunga “Naughty” and “Nice” reusable silicone caps reseal wine bottles so they can rest on their side without leaking. • 3. Shannon Martin Design humorous, holidaythemed, three-ply beverage napkins come 20 per package. • 4. Mary Lake-Thompson “Garden Santa” fabric wine bag is cinched with ribbon. • 5. Slant Collections “Let’s Get Lit” stemless wine glass holds 20 oz. • 6. Michel Design Works “Poinsettia” melamine serveware serving tray measures approximately 21"x13½". • 7. Rosanna “Santa & Friends” porcelain pitcher comes gift boxed.
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Virginia Cocktail Peanuts premium darkchocolate-covered peanuts in a 22-oz. tin.
Seasonal Sweets and Sips Chocolate, Candy, Cookies and Cocktails … It’s the “C”-son for delectable goodies!
hether for entertaining or gifting, food and drinks (and especially sweets!) are an integral part of the holiday season, and they go a long way to making it merry. Candies and cookies make the perfect hostess or business gifts, and they are tempting snacks to have on hand to offer holiday visitors. And, what would a holiday celebration be without a cocktail – or mocktail – to toast the occasion? Serving a signature cocktail at your holiday party will simplify your bartending needs. Here are some ideas for a sweet, indulgent holiday season.
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Fun Fact: Candy canes and peppermint bark rank among the top Christmas candies.
Crafted Cocktails Signature cocktails are easy to make with ready-to-assemble kits complete with recipes. Just add the alcohol. 4 3
1. Legally Addictive “Peppermint Crunch” cookies made from crackers, toffee, chocolate and peppermint crunch. • 2. Harbor Sweets “Gather” box with two each of six different handcrafted chocolates flavored with a note of local wildflower honey; 2.5% of sales goes to support the Pollinator Partnership. • 3. Virginia Diner “Pecan Turtledoves” chocolate caramel pecan clusters in an 18-oz. tin. • 4. Saxon Chocolates chocolatepeppermint-enrobed “Snowflake Marshmallows” come five to a box. • 5. Too Good Gourmet “White Chocolate Cranberry Chunk Cookies” in a 6-oz. collector tin. • 6. McCrea’s handcrafted “Single Malt Scotch” caramels in a 5.5-oz. tube. • 7. McSteven’s ”Red Velvet Christmas Cocoa” with natural and artificial flavors in a 5.5-oz. reusable tin.
Violet Kir Royale INGREDIENTS (per glass):
TOP TO BOTTOM: Floral Elixir Co. “Holiday Cheers” Flower Cocktail Kit with five all-natural flower syrups plus recipes. • Teroforma “1 pt Mulled Wine Infusions” cocktail pack with three packets each for red and white wine. • The 5 O’Clock Box “Chile Spiced Old Fashioned” cocktail kit with recipe, chocolate bitters, chileinfused simple syrup, jigger and mandarin crisps.
(Courtesy of Floral Elixir Co.)
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Tips & Tricks
10 Ways to Repurpose Holiday Cards Clever ideas for utilizing cards after Christmas.
eceiving holiday cards from friends and family is an appreciated tradition, but there’s always the dilemma of what to do with them beyond December. Storing them in a drawer for years to come is one option, throwing them out is another, but repurposing them into something decorative and useful for the next holiday season is the best option! Here, greeting card designer Shannon Martin offers clever suggestions for turning all of those Season’s Greetings cards into creative projects that are fun and easy to do.
So pretty on a mantel, porch or walkway!
Instructions: Cut the backs off of the cards, then scallop the top edges with fancy scissors. Use a paper punch on the sides; lace together with twine, ribbon or yarn; and fill with fairy lights or a votive.
These layered designs were inspired by the beauty of pine cones.
Instructions: Start with a round ornament as a base. Use a 1" paper punch to create small circles from the cards’ covers. Then, begin by pasting a circle on the bottom of the ornament and overlap each row of circles all the way up.
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PLACE CARD HOLDERS
Think of these as Dr. Seuss trees ... a little wacky and so whimsical! Instructions: Cut circles out of card covers. Slice them halfway across the diameter, pull the circles into cones and secure with glue. Then, stack onto a wood skewer. Add a star or snowflake to the top and write in guests’ names.
A trio of trees in different sizes is especially eye catching!
Instructions: With such fun scissors out there these days, it’s easy to create cool shapes. Start by cutting the largest circle you can get out of your cards, then get progressively smaller; the one shown has 32 circles. Slide the circles onto a dowel and add a star on top.
Add a sprig of pine, holly or cedar to a few paper flowers to take as a hostess gift.
Instructions: Cut two sets of floral shapes out of card covers, then adhere wire between the two layers of paper. Antique buttons and metallic copper-colored paper finish these off nicely.
Add a midcentury vibe to any décor.
DIAMOND GARLAND Drape garlands over doors, around windows, in trees, above entryways – even down the center of a Christmas table.
Instructions: Use 1" discs punched from card covers, and glue back-to-back on twine. Attach multiple rows to a thin rod, then hang wherever.
Instructions: For this diamondshaped garland, cut the card covers into squares. Glue them back-to-back on twine, or use your favorite ribbon or yarn.
A vintage favorite to hang from trees (or even chandeliers), paper chains are so fun to make!
Instructions: Just cut strips from your old cards, and glue (or staple) the ends. The ¾" strips used here are 6" long.
Welcome friends and family with this friendly banner hung on a wall or mantel.
Instructions: Slit card covers up to the top of the image. Then, punch four holes in the top of each card and thread them onto yarn. (Hint: If you stroke the paper strips between your finger and thumb, they will curl up slightly.)
For bottles and bags, these tags come in handy and are a great way to personalize any gift.
Instructions: Cut the front of the card into a circle with fancy scissors. With a paper punch, cut holes around the outside of the card. Then, wrap the edges with twine, leaving some extra twine to tie the tag onto a gift bag, box or bottle.
Shannon Martin is the founder of Shannon Martin Design, a maker of humorous greeting cards and gifts that pair vintage photos (including some of her relatives) with her signature wit and wisdom. Shannon Martin Design products are available through select gift retailers. Follow @shannonmartindesign on Instagram and Like the company on Facebook.
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Holiday Shopping Advice Ten ways to spread holiday cheer while you shop.
he holidays: the joy, the snow, the rush … the frustration, the bad tempers, the rudeness! Here are 10 tips on how to keep your cool this holiday season and even spread some cheer along the way.
Holiday shoppers crowd into Paddington Station, Ashland, OR, during the store’s Open House event.
1. Smile. You can’t do it enough. Your face (and your soul) will thank you for it. 2. Lose the ‘Bah Humbug!’ attitude. Yes, stores will be crowded, there will be lines, and it will take some time to find a parking spot. Don’t let that dampen your holiday spirit. (Planning on a little extra time helps, too.) 3. Use “Please, Thank You, and You’re Welcome.” Make this your mantra and you will smooth the way for better service and create a kinder atmosphere wherever you go. 4. Be gracious. You have circled the parking lot for the fifth time when you spy a space opening up, only to see that someone else is already waiting for it. Be gracious: they were there first, so let it go.
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5. A little patience, please. Checkout counter or airline counter, the rules are the same: First come, first served, and one at a time. (If you need to use your phone, opt for text messages instead of calls so as not to annoy those in line around you.) When it is your turn, be ready with your payment – and a smile! – to speed things along. 6. Friendliness. Hold the door or elevator for other shoppers, and smile and say “hello” to the harried clerk behind the counter. 7. Complain to the proper person. Yelling at a salesclerk because a store is out of an advertised item only makes you look foolish and rude. If you have a problem, ask to speak to the manager. Frame your complaint clearly and simply. (No venting, please.) 8. Cell phones. They’re useful when trying to find out your mom’s glove size, but put them away when you are working with a sales associate or checking out at a register. 9. Shopping with children. Sensory overload says it all: the music, the crowds, the lights, the toys, the Santas! It’s best to arrange to leave your children at home when holiday shopping. If they must accompany you, or when it is their turn to shop, make sure they are well rested and fed, and be ready to head home at the first sign of a meltdown. 10. Hold to your own. Meet rudeness with patience and kindness – you’ll feel better for it, and you’ll inspire some holiday cheer along the way. The Emily Post Institute maintains and evolves the standards of etiquette established by Emily Post’s “Etiquette” book in 1922. Today, “Awesome Etiquette” podcasts with Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning can be accessed at emilypost.com/awesomeetiquette-podcast.
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Season’s Greeting Cards These far-from-ordinary card designs are taking holiday greetings to a whole new dimension.
1. Lovepop “Bethlehem” 3D pop-up card with secret, laser-cut Nativity scene under the star-topped building. • 2. Quilling Card “Christmas Ornament” blank card with handcrafted paper-quilling design. • 3. Feeling Smitten Bath Bakery “Let It Snow Bath Fizzy” blank card with attached bath bomb.
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Evangeline 54"x72" throw is a blend of 62% mohair, 35% wool and 3% nylon. 22 â€¢ PRESENT presentmag.com
Warm Gifts for Cool Women Cold-weather apparel and seasonal-themed accessories are always on-trend holiday gifts for women.
recent survey among American women regarding the types of holiday gifts they preferred found that the majority – 61 percent – of respondents stated they preferred apparel and accessories, according to Statista. Apparel and accessories are also growing categories in many gift shops, where you’ll find stylish options not available at most bigger-box stores. Jewelry, bags and one-size-fits-most clothing make great holiday gifts for women because they don’t need to be tried on and are unlikely to be returned due to a poor fit. Winter-weather options such as scarves, gloves and hats work well if, like the majority of the country, you or your gift recipients live in a cold climate – or are traveling to visit relatives or friends who do.
Accessories in Christmas-related designs and colors are perfect for the holiday season and a fun gift to receive under the tree; while more pragmatic winter wear will be appreciated for many months and years to come.
• 1. DM Merchandising “Modern Vintage” fleece-lined gloves feature texting tips. • 2. Tickled Pink “Golden Stags” 71"x21½" scarves are 80% polyester, 20% viscose. • 3. Panache Accessories fleece-lined, chenille knit hat has a faux-fur pom.
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Warm Gifts for Cool Women • 1. Warmies “Tawny Boots” can be warmed in a microwave or frozen for three hours; fits women’s sizes 6-10. • 2. Katydid “All Mama Wants Is A Silent Night” burlap tote bag has inside pocket. • 3. Lazy One “Classic Moose” women’s fleece bathrobe has two front pockets, contrasting sherpa trim and belt loops. • 4. Funatic Christmas two-pack of one-sizefits-most, cotton-and-synthetic-blend socks include “Snowman” and “Candy Dots” designs. • 5. Del Sol “Wave & Sun” cotton/polyester French terry fleece women’s hooded sweatshirt features a color-changing design that goes from black-and-white to color when exposed to UV light from the sun outside.
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Baekgaard USA “Bob” tote in pebbled-finish leather with a tattersall plaid lining has a padded tablet sleeve, interior zippered pocket and slip pocket, plus two outside slip pockets. 26 • PRESENT presentmag.com
Great Gifts for Guys Here are some clever ideas to help you shop for the special men in your life.
his holiday season, you don’t have to be at a loss about what to buy for the guys on your list. There are many stylish, fun and functional gift items available that have been designed with today’s men in mind. You just need to consider the things that fit his lifestyle, interests and fashion sense.
• Tech gifts are extremely popular. Consider something to reduce eye-strain or to provide that added boost to charge his phone. •For the on-the-go type, look for something stylish to carry his stuff or to hold his favorite beverage. • Does he follow sports? If so, decorative or practical items relating to his favorite team(s) are a great idea. • For the handy man or outdoor type who tinkers or camps, a practical multi-tool device that he can add to his tool bag or camping equipment might be especially appreciated. • Whimsical apparel – such as alcohol-themed socks or a sweatshirt for a dog lover – are much more interesting than stuffy versions and will likely reflect his personality more. • Make the daily act of shaving a more pleasurable experience for him with new tools and skincare products that will be good to his face. • And, don’t forget to appeal to the boy in the man with toys and novelties that cater to his sense of humor and fun.
3 With a little extra thought, you’ll be able buy the perfect gift for all of the guys on your list that will make opening their holiday gifts as exciting as when they were kids.
1. Legacy Shave gift set includes Premium Shaving Cream with attached brush plus After Shave Balm. • 2. Bourbon Cousins “Retro Bourbon” hand-printed and hand-sewn silk bowtie and necktie, and cotton/nylon/Lycra socks. • 3. Asobu “Frosty Beer 2 Go” vacuuminsulated, double-wall, stainless-steel beer bottle holder features a lid with built-in bottle opener. • 4. Troika “Stop-Over” cast-metal, chrome-plated airplane paperweight is magnetized to hold paperclips and has a pull-back friction motor for fun. • 5. Kelvin Tools “kelvin.36” is 36 tools in one to handle a multitude of tasks.
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Great Guy Gifts
1. Cocktail Kits 2 Go “Old Fashioned” travel cocktail kit includes sugar, bitters, recipe and spoon in pocket-sized tin – just add the whiskey. • 2. Dog is Good “Never Walk Alone” hoodie sweatshirt made of 80/20 cotton/poly blend; back print reads, “It’s not where you walk, it’s who walks with you.” • 3. Oowee Products “Rocks Glass Set” includes two 9-oz. glasses and two handcrafted, stamped sleeves made from recycled leather. • 4. Mad Style Mad Man “Powerbank Wallet” with built-in power bank and dual lightning cable to charge phones. • 5.Whiskey River Soap Co. set of three 4"x5½" “Journals for Artists,” each with a different fun title. • 6. You The Fan Baltimore Orioles “StadiumViews” 3D wall art of Oriole Park at Camden Yards is made from five layers of real wood. • 7. The Unemployed Philosophers Guild plush “Freudian Slippers” come in three sizes for men and feature sock tongue to wiggle toes in. • 8. Plum Island Soap Company “Bay Rum” 4-oz. bottle of moisturizing oil for after shower or shave is scented with citrus and spice. • 9. Schylling “Sprint Racer” collectible, multifunction, wind-up tin race car is 9" long.
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Smart Gifts for Kids Toys often top a kid’s holiday wish list. Look beyond the latest fads for presents they’ll have fun with and learn from.
here’s nothing more exciting for a kid than to rip open the gift of a new toy. But, shhhh! Don’t tell the kids this: Toys are tools through which they learn while having fun at the same time. The perfect plaything will provide hours of playtime that is not only fun, but engages the imagination and stimulates creativity and critical thinking. While the “fad toy of the moment” might interest a child for a short time – at least until the newness fades – toys with high play value have longer-lasting appeal and get kids returning to play with them time and again. Many of the toys shown here were named “Best Toys for Kids” finalists or winners by the toy experts of the American Specialty Toy Retailers Association.
Fat Brain Toys “Playviators” airplanes with gears that spin the propeller.
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1. Hape “Sunny Valley Adventure Dome” develops dexterity and coordination skills as bird’s magnet gathers beads and drops them into features under the dome; ages 2+. • 2. Sakura of America “Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box” with 12 colors, sponge and watercolor brush. • 3. Douglas Co. “Kash DLux Sasquatch” plush toy with faux fur and big feet for imaginative play and cuddles; ages 2+. • 4. Klutz “Make Your Own Fuzzimals” craft kit makes three wild creatures. • 5. Ann Williams Group “Loopdedoo” spinning loom kit for making bracelets, necklaces, headbands and more out of embroidery thread; ages 8+. • 6. Storytime Toys “The Three Little Pigs” book and toy playset includes storybook, characters and houses. • 7. Petit Collage “Around Town Follow + Spot” 10-piece puzzle with finger maze; ages 2+. • 8. ThinkFun “Thinking Putty Puzzle” game with six colors of Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty plus challenge cards; ages 8+. • 9. Kahootz Toys “Y’Art” Pug Puppy coloring craft kit with yarn; ages 8+. • 10. Djeco fabric “Little Big Room Teepee” for pretend play or reading in; about 5' high. Fall/Winter 2019 PRESENT • 31
MODERNBEAST wool-felt 3" x 2¾" Holiday Hat with adjustable elastic strap; 100% of profits go back to animals in need.
Dog-gone Good Gifts From holiday stockings to fashionable apparel and nutritious treats, gifts are going to the dogs this holiday season.
s valued members of the family, your canine companions deserve nice gifts at holiday time, too. So, why not hang up a stocking for Fido that Santa will fill with treats and toys? Wrap up other gifts – such as festive apparel, gear to keep them safe, and comfy bedding to sleep on – and put them under the tree. And, don’t worry, you are not alone in pampering and spending on your furry pal! • In 2018, shoppers spent an average of $67 on holiday gifts for their pets, while high-earning Millennials spent an average of $183, according to a survey by PwC. • A survey by TheNosePrint.com Santa Dog Index found that New Jersey and New
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York dog owners spend the most on holiday gifts for their dogs, spending $30.01 and $29.45, respectively, per dog. • TheNosePrint.com also found that 48% of Americans hang a stocking for their dog, and 29% dress their dog in a holiday-themed costume. • The American Pet Products Assn. (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey found that some 80% of Millennials and Gen Z pet owners have a dog. • Sixty-three million U.S. households have at least one dog, per the APPA survey. • By the end of this year, an estimated 7 million U.S. households will have acquired a new dog during the year. A third, or 34%, of new dogs will be adopted from shelters or rescue sources, finds a survey by Packaged Facts. 1
1. Boo Oh handmade “Ray” harness of padded interwoven synthetic silk rope with leather features. • 2. Tall Tails 100% polyester, machine-washable “Houndstooth” dog blanket with decorative patch and non-leather corner comes in three sizes. • 3. Ware of the Dog “Leopard Combo” sweater in ivory and black is 100% lambswool, and “Multi-Bobble” 100% wool sweater in natural and royal blue is hand-knit. • 4. Haute Diggity Dog “Wagnolia Bakery Snowman Holiday Cookie” felt dog toy with squeaker inside says “Let It Snow” on the back. • 5. Wagwear “WagWellies” rubber dog boots come in five sizes and colors. • 6. Lucy & Co. water-repellent “Holly Jolly Reversible Puffer Vest” in five sizes with zip closures and back opening for leash clasp. • 7. Bocce’s Bakery “’Nana Sticky Pudding” soft, chewy, all-natural dog treats made with bananas, bacon and molasses. • 8. Harry Barker “Plaid Sherpa” rectangular dog bed in three sizes for small, medium and large dogs. • 9. Hearth Hounds 9" x 21" Beagle Stocking is one of many breeds available (gifts not included).
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Traveler’s Gifts Stylish items for those who like hitting the road.
hether traveling by plane, train, car, boat, bike or on foot, accessories that are portable, practical, compact and well designed can help make the trip even smoother and more memorable.
zestt organic-cotton, 54½"x59½" “Jane Travel Wrap” includes a matching carry pouch with strap.
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1. Bellemonde canvas “Newport Collection” fold-over garment bag; and duffle bag with removable shoulder strap. • 2. O8 Lifestyle waterproof rain jackets pack into their own pocket and come in various sizes, styles and colors. • 3. que collapsible, silicone bottle is BPA free, leakproof, shockproof and dishwasher safe, and has a stainless-steel cap. • 4. Hang Accessories “Mermaid” silicone luggage tag; and printed luggage handle wrap with VELCRO fastener. • 5. Rumpl water-repellent “Down Puffy Blanket” features a durable ripstop nylon fabric, is packed with 600-fill duck down, and includes stuff sack. • 6. fluf “The Traveller Gear” organic-cotton bag with water-resistant lining has an interior pocket and a cotton-canvas carry strap. • 7. Retro 51 “Traveler” set features a leather folio that holds ID and credit cards, a ballpoint pen and refillable notepad. • 8. MAIKA “Lisse” dopp travel case made of recycled canvas with vegan leather trim has a waterproof interior lining. • 9. Éccolo “Gold Shimmer” passport case holds a standard passport and has an additional storage flap. Fall/Winter 2019 PRESENT • 35
Gifts for Book Lovers
Gift books and literary-inspired items are ideal presents for everyone on your list who enjoys reading.
eading is among life’s greatest pleasures for many – as proven by the continued popularity of print books and e-books, and the growing number of book clubs around the country. Here are some U.S. book industry facts and figures of interest:
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• 675 million print books were sold last year in the U.S. alone, according to Statista. • Book readers were shown to have a 20% “reduction in risk of mortality” over 12 years, compared to non-book readers in a 2016 study. • Another study showed reading reduces stress by 68 percent, more so than listening to music, having a cup of tea, or taking a walk. • Adults who read for 30 minutes a week reported feeling 20% more satisfied with their lives, according to the latest Quick Reads study. • In 2017, Americans 15 years or older spent an average of 16.8 minutes a day reading (not including for work or school), according to a survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. • Women read more than men, averaging 19.8 minutes per day compared to 13.2 minutes for men. • Those 75 and older read the most, with an average of 51 minutes per day. • Suburban dwellers are slightly more likely to read than those who live in the city, who are slightly more likely to read than rural residents. • The average U.S. household spends $118 on reading annually, which includes newspapers and magazines, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s 2016 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
1. SPI Home “Boy and Girl” brass bookends measure 7½"x9"x5½". • 2. Fly Paper Products “Book Lover” hand-poured, soy-wax candle features a blend of lavender, lemon and jasmine scents. • 3. teNeues GreenJournals “Smarty Cats” softcovered journal with 120 lined pages and sewn binding is printed with soy-based inks on FSC-certified paper. • 4. Andrews McMeel Publishing “Book Love” by Debbie Tung is a hardcover, 144-page book featuring humorous comics for bibliophiles. • 5. Simpson & Vail “Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Tea Blend” loose tea from The Literary Tea Collection comes in a 4-oz. tin. • 6. Compendium “Read This Till You Believe It” hardcover, 64-page book by M.H. Clark offers words of support. • 7. Attic Journals wire-bound journals are made from hardbound, vintage school books and library books, and contain approximately 75 pages of blank paper. • 8. SlimViews lightweight, durable readers with impact-resistant, clear lens are available in seven magnification levels and include a slim case. • 9. Book Art Bookmarks “Artmarks” handcrafted bookmark with geode slice has an elastic band that fits around most books. • 10. Thought Catalog “101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think” 442-page, paperback book features a compilation of Brianna Wiest’s philosophical writing.
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Here for Hanukkah Celebrate the Festival of Lights from December 22-30 with gifts that range from practical to collectible.
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1. Areaware cast-iron menorah by Josh Owen is 11˝ x 3½˝ x 10¾˝. • 2. Quest Collection pewter-plated dreidel features gold-plated copies of old Israeli coins. • 3. Rite Lite “Menorah” cotton/polyester/spandex adult crew socks fit shoe sizes 8-12. • 4. WordPlay Gifts “Star of David” off-white, 100% cotton apron.
FLATYZ U.S. representative Linas Klimavicius reviewing FLATYZ products.
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Makers & Shakers
Burning Desires Linas Klimavicius knows a unique product when he sees it, and FLATYZ flat candles are definitely unique.
ince entering the U.S. market in 2015, FLATYZ – a maker of flat, handmade, decorative candles – has taken the industry by storm. The line can now be found in nearly 2,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada, thanks in part to the efforts of the company’s North American representative, Linas Klimavicius.
Q: What’s the backstory of FLATYZ candles? A: FLATYZ was founded in 2012 in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania, by two candle industry veterans: Darius Igaris and Aidas Gilaitis. After decades of working in the commodity candle industry in Eastern Europe, they yearned to express their full creative potential and set out to create a unique, handmade candle. After three years of research and development, they finally perfected and patented a flat and drip-resistant candle, which came with its own stand. Having a flat candle surface allowed them to be creative in terms of design and the techniques for applying the art. To this day, FLATYZ is the only producer of this type of decorative, handmade, flat candle in the world. Q: How and when did you get involved in distributing FLATYZ candles in the U.S.? A: My partner, Joe Petruziello, and I have an international trade business that was established in 1996 (Point One International, Ltd.); we represent manufacturers, engage in global trade, and provide international sales and sourcing advice to our customers. A significant part of what our global team engages in is discovering and representing international companies that have clearly defined competitive advantages in whatever market we’re taking them into. I call them “gems” – and FLATYZ is one of those gems. Q: How many styles did the company initially launch with, and about how many are in the line today? A: FLATYZ started with a half-dozen designs that were very much European and primarily focused on the Christmas holiday theme. Since that time, the company has created more than 500 designs including nature, coastal, greetings and fine-art collections, as well as custom designs. Each year, roughly 30 percent of the least popular designs are replaced with new and fresh designs that command mass appeal but offer something unique for every geographic region.
FLATYZ “Hibiscus” handmade, flat candle includes a stand.
An artist working on a candle design at FLATYZ’s headquarters in Lithuania.
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Makers & Shakers Q: What are some of FLATYZ’s best-selling styles? A: Traditionally, the best-selling designs have been from the holiday collection, such as winter birds, Christmas trees and an angel. But, over the last few years, we evened out the seasonality and now have phenomenally well-selling designs such as a butterfly, poppies, sailboat, peacock, birthday candle, hummingbird and so on. Our fine-art pieces featuring artwork by Monet, Van Gogh, Klimt and Kandinsky sell well in museums and galleries. Q: What is the basic process for creating these unique flat candles? A: From stringing square, wooden frames with organic cotton wicks; to formulating the paraffin mass at just the right temperature; Each FLATYZ candle is to pouring, shaving, dipping, decorating, assembling and packaging – everything is handmade. done by hand. The partners are responsible for creating most of the hand-painted designs available; and some custom designs are requested by FLATYZ customers. Prototypes are then created by in-house designers and artists. Individual decorators are painstakingly trained to replicate a design from candle to candle. Various techniques are used to reproduce an image onto the candle’s surface, including painting, etching, embossing, spraying and so on, depending on the design. Q: How many artisans does the company employ in Lithuania to craft and decorate the candles by hand? A: There are a dozen full-time, in-house decorators and many more artisans available on an as-needed basis through the cottage industry as demand for order fulfillment rises, especially during the holiday season. FLATYZ “Nativity Scene” handmade, flat candle is drip-resistant and smokeless.
Q: What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? A: I had a grandfather as big as life itself (he passed away a couple of years ago). Since I migrated to the U.S. in the mid 1990s, I would only have a chance to spend time with him when I would return back to Lithuania a couple of times a year, which unfortunately meant that I missed most of the birthdays and family gatherings back in the old country. One year for his birthday, I had flowers delivered to him by a saxophonist who also played his favorite tune for him right in the doorway of his house for all of his neighbors to hear. It left him speechless, and I heard that he retold this story hundreds of times and could never do it with a dry eye. I felt it reinforced a very special bond between us. Q: What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? A: It’s definitely my family. It is hard to imagine anything in the world having meaning without my wife, my five-year-old son and my six-year-old daughter. They always have a way to put things in perspective and to keep me grounded.
FLATYZ “Happy Birthday Q: What are the top 3 things on your bucket list? with Balloons” A: To finish an Ironman race (I’m making headway there, having finished an Olympic distance handmade, flat candle triathlon this year); to get a private pilot’s license (this may be a five-to-10-year goal); and to features two wicks.
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FLATYZ co-founders Aidas Gilaitis and Darius Igaris.
American-Made Adornments Fashionable jewelry is always on trend! Perfect for gifting or as a self-purchase, these stylish baubles are all designed and crafted right here in the U.S.
T. Jazelle bead bracelets pair semiprecious stones with inspirational charms; handcrafted on Cape Cod, MA.
ike all accessories, jewelry has to keep up with fashion trends, while also being adaptable enough to appeal to wearers of varying ages and tastes. For many consumers, the high cost of fine jewelry, with its often more “formal” look, might not suit their needs for everyday wear. That’s where fashion or costume jewelry comes into play. Filling the need for more unique and stylish pieces in more affordable price points are a growing number of jewelry designers and artisans who are producing quality fashion pieces in domestic workshops around the country.
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6 1. Lizzy James “Dragonfly” leather-wrap bracelet with silverplated charm, crescents and beads can also be worn as a necklace; handcrafted in San Diego, CA. • 2. Stia Jewelry “Power of Attraction” .925 sterling-silver, flexible rope-band bracelets with magnetic clasps and opal druzy and pavé CZ stones; and CZ pavé paw “Icon” bracelet with hook-design clasp – all assembled in Parsippany, NJ. • 3. Nest Pretty Things “Colorful Bead Necklaces” in 24 bright colors of Czech glass beads on a 24-kt. gold-plated chain are handmade in Burlington, VT. • 4. Danforth Pewter Studio Line “Riversong/Twilight” 1½"-long wire earrings with hand-applied colors are inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and made in Middlebury, VT. • 5. Smart Glass Jewelry “Cube Long Tassel Necklace” with 34"-long brass chain and brass tassel features a glass bead made from recycled Bombay Sapphire bottles; handcrafted in Atlanta, GA. • 6. Sue Rosengard Jewelry Design 2½"-long “Ray Earrings” in gold and silver with glass pearl are handmade in Chicago, IL. • 7. Illustrated Light Gifts DC Designs earrings with sterling-silver earwires and abstract giclee-art image printed on diamond steel are 10 9 handcrafted in Fort Collins, CO. • 8. enewton design “Honesty” beaded oval gold 2¼" hoop earrings with gold and Botswana agate beads are made in Atlanta, GA. • 9. Chocolate and Steel “Gandhi Quote” long bar necklace in 14-kt gold vermeil is handcrafted in Los Angeles, CA. • 10. Anne Vaughan Designs “Claridad” 22"-24" multi-strand collage necklace with antique silverplated brass, Czech glass, freshwater pearls, abalone and crystals is handcrafted in Floyd, VA. Fall/Winter 2019 PRESENT • 45
Plastics are being upcycled and recycled into new and creative gifts and accessories.
Shore Buddies 12˝ stuffed animals made from recycled plastic bottles; purchases help save marine life.
lastic pollution is a major growing concern worldwide. According to the EPA, only about 9 percent of plastics in the U.S. are recycled. The rest ends up in landfills or the ocean; a small percentage is burned for energy. However, more companies are seeking ways to turn plastics into new materials and products.
1. Solgaard “Shore-Tex Daypack” made from recycled ocean plastics has four secret pockets, interior organization and secure laptop section. • 2. Alexandra Ferguson “There Were Rules?” 16˝x16˝ pillow with cover made of felt from recycled water bottles, with filling of recycled polyester. • 3. Ten Thousand Villages upcycled pouches made in Cambodia from recycled fish-feed bags have inner linings with “Rich in Spirit” and “I Got This” messages. • 4. Koru Street “Klikety Klik” gift box handmade from upcycled plastic drink bottles can also be used as a vase. • 5. Swahili Modern “Hammerhead Shark” sculpture made from recycled flip-flops washed up on African beaches. • 6. Green Toys “Ambulance & Doctor’s Kit” 10-piece playset made of 100% recycled plastic; for ages 2-8.
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The Last Straw
Reusable straws are super-popular these days and a great way to help save the planet.
lastic straws have been singled out recently as the latest environmental “bad guy.” Did you know... • Plastic straws are the sixth most-found type of ocean trash. • Americans use between 390-500 million straws every day. • Plastic straws can’t be recycled easily. • The small size of plastic straws makes them particularly dangerous to birds and marine life. Help reduce environmentally unfriendly plastic waste by giving someone special their own reusable sipper – it’s the last straw they’ll ever need!
1. Kikkerland set of four organically grown “Animal Bamboo Straws” with removable, paper wildlife creatures; includes cleaning brush. • 2. Lastra “Ocean Collection” 18/8 stainless-steel tubes available in five finishes hold three coordinating nesting straws, cleaning brush and carrying tube. • 3. Drinking Straws.Glass handmade glass straw with cleaning brush and lifetime guarantee included. • 4. Swig Life telescoping, stainless-steel straw with cleaning brush and silicone carrying case. • 5. Design Works Ink 18/8 stainless-steel straw sets with eight assorted straws and two cleaning brushes in a wheat-straw eco case. • 6. SWZLE “Spanish Gold Marble” set of two dishwasher-safe, bent stainlesssteel straws with cleaning brush and PVC carrying case.
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rfp CBD by rockflowerpaper line of CBD-infused creams, balms, body butters and tinctures made in Oregon.
CBD Is On the Rise With sales of CBD products expected to exceed $20 billion in the U.S. by 2024, here’s what you need to know about it. By Meredith Miller
Is CBD legal? On a federal level, CBD is legal in all 50 states. However, some states have restrictions on its sale and use; and, currently, it is still not legal in a few states.
CBD (the abbreviation for cannabidiol) might be just that supplement, and it’s growing in popularity and usage. As with any new health product on the market, there are misconceptions – as well as a learning curve to knowing if it’s right for you.
Does CBD get you hIgh? The simple answer is “NO.” CBD is derived from the nonhallucinogenic part of the cannabis sativa plant. With more than 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids in these plants, it’s the THC derivative (tetrahydrocannabinol)
hat would you say if you were told that there was a natural, plant-derived supplement that you could take daily to reduce anxiety, inflammation, depression, pain, or poor sleep ... and that’s just the tip of the iceberg? Impossible?
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1. Life Flower “Aphrodite” bath bomb with 50 mg of CBD, essential oils of rosemary and eucalyptus, organic rose buds, hibiscus flowers, and a rose quartz stone. • 2. sweet + kind cbd-infused “High Luxe Ultimate Moisturizer” with sweet almond oil, avocado and aloe. • 3. Twine CBD soothing “Hemp-Derived CBD Cream” with cooling menthol for pain relief. • 4. Healthy Market cheese-flavored, calming “Hemp Extract Pet Treats” made with non-GMO vegan ingredients. • 5. CBD For Life .5 fl. oz. “Pure CBD Eye Serum” with 95% naturally derived ingredients.
that we associate with getting “high.” CBD derivatives are non-psychoactive. How is CBD made? CBD is extracted primarily from the hemp plant and then mixed with various carrier agents, such as coconut oil, to produce the desired products. There are varying methods of CBD extraction: broad spectrum, full spectrum and isolate. While broad and full spectrum might have trace THC elements, they are lower than the legal limit and will not show up in drug testing. Some consumers prefer the broad/full spectrum choice, as they receive a more holistic effect than pure isolate, which is devoid of any THC. Others prefer the isolate version, which is CBD in its purest form. How do you know if you’re purchasing high-quality CBD products? Always ask if the brand has a Certificate of Analysis (COA), which is a document from an accredited laboratory that shows the quantity of various cannabinoids in a product. This is still a self-regulated industry, so the COA is important in proving that the amount of CBD is as claimed in the product. What are the different types of CBD products? There are two main categories of CBD products: topical and ingestible. When thinking about how to use CBD products, consider what you are trying to treat. For example, if targeted pain relief is needed; a salve, ointment, lotion or roll-on will zero in on the area for immediate relief. The CBD is absorbed through the skin, and our brains are naturally programmed to receive the benefits quickly, so topical usage is a quick and efficient pain-management method.
CBD is well known to alleviate inflammation, so ingesting it sublingually (under the tongue) through oils and tinctures can provide a longer-term platform of health management. Additional products include transdermal patches, capsules, infused edibles, sublingual sprays and more. There are even CBD products geared to dogs and cats, providing anti-anxiety and other useful natural remedies for our four-legged friends. Is medical research being done on CBD? Studies are being done throughout the world on the effectiveness of CBD. Medical trials are being conducted for epilepsy, cancer, depression, diabetes and a host of others diseases. As with any health supplement, it’s always suggested to let your doctors know if you plan to use CBD. If CBD sounds too good to be true, it’s not. There are thousands of anecdotal stories of people who are experiencing its benefits every day. With the medical world currently conducting studies on its effectiveness, the best news is that there are no known addictive side effects. Educate yourself to decide if CBD is right for you!
Meredith Miller, co-owner of Webster’s Community Pharmacy in Altadena, CA, is an award-winning retailer and a business and marketing expert who serves on the Young & Healthy Board Of Directors. Visit her shop online at www.altadenarx.com.
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CBD Is On the Rise
1. The Good Patch “Nite Nite” hemp-infused transdermal patch. • 2. Shea Brand “CBD Full Spectrum Oil Drops” sublingual tincture contains 600 mg of CBD per 30 ml bottle. • 3. rareCBD “CBD Body Oil” in spray and roll-on contains organic ingredients and essential oils of lavender and ylang ylang. • 4. SoulSpring handcrafted“Stress-Relief CBD Body Bar” scented with sage, cedarwood and Palo Santo, and enriched with coconut oil, organic jojoba oil and vitamin E. • 5. SKINNY+ “Active CBD + Coconut Oil” ingestible raw cold-process coconut oil with broad spectrum THC-free CBD to incorporate into food and drinks.
Books on CBD
Ten Speed Press “Higher Etiquette” by Lizzie Post covers the etiquette and social side of cannabis.
5 ValPoSa Books “The ABCs of CBD” by Shira Adler on all things CBD, hemp, cannabis and more.
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Gifts for a Cause Your gift-giving dollars go a lot further and help others when you purchase items that have a charity tie-in.
3 FUN FACT: In 2018, 17% of gift-shopping consumers planned on purchasing brands that donate to social causes.
Source: National Retail Federation.
1. Calyan Wax Co. “Home + Holiday” cinnamon-and-vanilla-scented, 8.5 oz. soy candle in reusable glass tumbler; 5% of sales is donated to anti-human trafficking organizations. • 2. Woodchuck USA “North Star” spiral journal with laser-engraved, real-wood covers; for each purchase, one tree is planted. • 3. Sand Straw “Whale Pack” with three rainbow-colored, stainless-steel straws plus cleaning brush in a carrying pouch; 10% of profits is donated to save whales.• 4. Project Halo “Wood Teardrop” earrings in brown with gold plating; 5% of profits benefits select charities. • 5. JoJo Rings handcrafted rings made from recycled keys; with each purchase, a $5 donation is made to a charity partner. • 6. Cait + Co LUXE Apothecary Cleansing Facial Oil with primrose and apricot oil; 5% of proceeds goes to The Lovin’ Soap Project.• 7. Kind Culture Co. 18˝ fabric “The Hope Doll” with 10 tokens to encourage acts of kindness; for each doll purchased, one is donated to a child in need. • 8. Pura Vida Bracelets “Alzheimer’s Style Pack” includes Alzheimer’s Awareness bracelet with blue Malibu and blue chalcedony charm bracelets; 10% of net sales goes to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Fall/Winter 2019 PRESENT • 51
Presents by Region
Stocking Stuffers Some of our favorite stores share what’s popular in their area of the country.
WEST COAST Scout Curated Wears wrap bracelets, selling at Sweetwater Paper & Home, Walla Walla, WA.
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MIDWEST CC Beanie leopard-print hat, selling at Adrian’s Boutique, Buhler, KS.
SOUTHWEST Tyler Candle Company candles and wax melts, selling at The Yellow Gazebo, McAlester, OK.
SOUTH Abdallah Candies “Reindeer noses” chocolate-covered malted milk balls, selling at Pat’s Hallmark, Blairsville, GA.
NORTHEAST Ginger Cottages by TRC Designs “Covered Ginger Bridge” (customized with “Stowe, VT”), selling at The Country Store on Main, Stowe, VT.
Fun Fact: In December 2017, the city of Sedalia, MO, unveiled a 177-foottall Christmas stocking, beating the Guinness World Record set by the Italian city of Carrara in 2011.
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The PRESENTer Network PRESENT Magazine is distributed exclusively through this network of fine independent retailers. ALABAMA Magnolias Sylacauga magnoliasgiftshop.com Monograms Plus Cullman monogramsplusonline.com ARIZONA Gift-ology Scottsdale (on Facebook) Kidstop/Babystop Scottsdale kidstoptoys.com CALIFORNIA Absolutely Fabulous Huntington Beach absolutelyfabulous1.com Bates Nut Farm/Farmer’s Daughter Boutique Valley Center batesnutfarm.biz Daisy’s Alameda daisysmercantile.com Elam’s Hallmark El Cajon, Encinitas, La Mesa, Poway, Ramona, San Diego, San Marcos elamshallmark.com Landis Gifts & Stationery Los Angeles landisstationery.com Los Osos Rexall Los Osos losososrexalldrugandgift.com
The Bowerbird Old Lyme thebowerbird.com Walker Loden New Haven walkerloden.com FLORIDA Imagine Florida Naples imaginegiftstores.com Sunshine Booksellers Marco Island sunshinebooksellers.com The Cottage Gift Shop Longwood cottagegiftshopinlongwoodfla.com
Write-On Sarasota Sarasota writeonsarasota.com GEORGIA Duck Duck Goose Dacula (on Facebook) Living and Giving Rome livingandgivingrome.com Pat’s Hallmark Blairsville pats-hallmark.com IDAHO Mixed Greens Boise ilikemixedgreens.com
Urban Girl Accessories San Diego urbangirlaccessories.com
ILLINOIS Apple Butter & Shugie’s Morris applebutterandshugies.com
Webster’s Community Pharmacy Altadena altadenarx.com
Her Majesty’s English Tearoom Dunlap jgfairchild.wix.com/tea-room-life
COLORADO Bloom & Blue Pear Ouray thebluepear.net CONNECTICUT Splurge Greenwich splurgegifts.com
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Vintage Charm La Grange shopvintagecharm.com INDIANA The Monogram Shoppe Ft. Wayne monogramshoppe.com
IOWA MoMere West Des Moines momere.com
MINNESOTA Greater Goods Minneapolis shopgreatergoods.com
KANSAS Adrian’s Boutique Buhler adriansboutique.com
Hucklebeary Duluth hucklebearyduluth.com
Be Made Mercantile Hays bemadeinc.com
The Woods Maple Grove davlinswoods.com
Timeless Traditions Inc. Overland Park timelesstraditionsinc.com
MISSISSIPPI Accents Fine Home Interiors and Gifts Hattiesburg accentshomeandgifts.com
KENTUCKY Two Chicks & Company Lexington, Louisville twochicksandcompany.com
Kademi Philadelphia kademi.com
LOUISIANA Grandmother’s Buttons St. Francisville grandmothersbuttons.com/ our-store MARYLAND Becket Hitch Lutherville beckethitch.com The Painted Cottage Edgewater thepaintedcottage.org MASSACHUSETTS Cooper’s Agawam coopersgifts.com Sativa Harwich Port shopsolis.com MICHIGAN Happy House Gift Shop Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Ypsilanti happyhousegifts.com Lee’s Specialty Bloomfield Hills leesspecialty.com Leon & Lulu Clawson leonandlulu.com Rock Paper Scissors Ann Arbor rockpaperscissorsshop.com
MeLinda’s Fine Gifts Picayune melindasgifts.com MISSOURI Dick’s 5 & 10 Branson dicks5and10.c0m Stuff Kansas City pursuegoodstuff.com NEBRASKA City Limits Omaha (on Facebook) CUMC Bergan Mercy Auxiliary Gift Shop Omaha (on Facebook) (pk) Flynn Lincoln pkflynn.com NEVADA Alligator Soup Las Vegas alligatorsoup.com NEW HAMPSHIRE Lemon Tree Gifts Hanover, West Lebanon lemontreegifts.com NEW JERSEY Frick and Frack Wayne frickandfrack.com
Perch Home Maplewood perchhome.com Periwinkle’s Fine Gifts and Home Cranford giftthebest.com The Depot Home & Gift/ Baby Crossing Morristown depotgift.com The Front Porch Pennington thefrontporchnj.com NEW YORK 1st National Gifts Skaneateles firstnationalgifts.com Herzog’s Paint & Home Center Kingston herzogs.com Metro Home Style Syracuse www.metrohomestyle.com Reeds/Jenss Amherst jenssdecor.com
OREGON Paddington Station Ashland paddingtonstationashland.com Pomegranate Home & Garden Bend pomegranate-home.com PENNSYLVANIA Bee Hive Gift Shop Wilkes Barre beehivegiftshop.com Collage of York York collageofyork.com St. Luke’s University Hospital Gift Shop Bethlehem slhn.org RHODE ISLAND Sweet Twist E. Greenwich sweettwist.com SOUTH CAROLINA Paisley & Paper Greenville, SC paisleyandpaper.com
Froggie’s 5 & 10/Betty Lou Dallas (on Facebook) The Market Tomball themarkethomedecor.com UTAH Randee & Company Salt Lake City randeeandcompany.com The Quilted Bear Ogden quiltedbear.com VERMONT Shelburne Gift Company Shelburne shelburnegift.com
Details for the Home Haymarket shopatdetails.com
Tender Land Home Phoenicia tenderlandhome.com NORTH CAROLINA Paper Skyscraper Charlotte paperskyscraper.com
SOUTH DAKOTA The Tumbleweed Mitchell (on Facebook)
Paper on the Avenue Richmond paperontheavenue.com
Vines of Tryon Tryon vinesoftryon.com
TENNESSEE Greeks Bearing Gifts Athens shopgreeks.com
OHIO Hartville Collectibles Hartville hartvillecollectibles.com Mim’s Off Main Mason mimsoffmain.com OKLAHOMA The Yellow Gazebo McAlester theyellowgazebo.com
The Market on the Square Cookeville themarketonthesquare.com The Paper Place Nashville (on Facebook) TEXAS Avalon Stationery & Gifts Houston (on Facebook) Barque Gifts Lubbock barquegifts.com
JNJ Craftworks Verona jnjcraftworks.com Orange Tree Imports Madison orangetreeimports.com The Frame Workshop Appleton theframeworkshop.com
VIRGINIA A Dodson’s Suffolk, Norfolk adodsons.com
LTD 7 Staunton LTD7online.com
Rosebriar Eads rosebriardining.com
Cornerstone Shop & Gallery Lake Geneva, WI cornerstoneshoppe.com
The Country Store on Main Stowe countrystorevt.com
Wonder Works Mt. Pleasant wonderworkstoys.com
NORTH DAKOTA Curious Grand Forks curiousexperience.com
WISCONSIN Broadway Paper Milwaukee broadwaypaper.com
STUFF Kansas City, MO
She Chester Chester (on Facebook) WASHINGTON Lemon Grass Kennewick lemongrassgifts.com
Apple Butter & Shugie’s Morris, IL
Paper Dreams Bellingham paperdreamsfairhaven.com Sweetwater Paper & Home Walla Walla sweetwaterpaperhome.com WASHINGTON, DC Groovy dc groovydc.com
Lemon Tree Gifts Hanover, NH
WEST VIRGINIA Oodles Hurricane facebook.com/shopoodles Elam’s Hallmark Multiple locations, CA Fall/Winter 2019 PRESENT • 55
Tree Trinkets These unique Christmas ornaments add a touch of whimsy to the tree and are fun hostess or Secret Santa gifts.
2 1. Glass Eye Studio “Rainbow Sprinkle” round handcrafted glass ornament is 3" in diameter. • 2. Ornaments 4 Orphans “Glass Bead Star” 31/2" Fair Trade ornament is handcrafted by artisans in Uganda and includes a story card. • 3. LetterCraft handcrafted, laser-cut “Cactus” ornament made from reclaimed wood. • 4. Cody Foster “Glittered Champagne” glitter-covered, blown-glass ornament measures 51/2" high. • 5. Alessi FaberJori “Bianca, The Good Whale” porcelain, hand-decorated ornament embellished with enamel and appliqués in relief. • 6. Bauble Stockings “Classic Nutcracker” needlepoint stocking ornament with velvet backing is handstitched in Haiti; 5% of each sale’s profit goes to the Atlanta Children’s Shelter. • 7. Spongellé “Brilliant Tuberose Holiday Shimmer” tin ornament holds a body-wash-infused buffer that cleanses, exfoliates, massages and nourishes skin. • 8. Melange Collection “Flamingos in Accessories” Fair trade ornament comes in a set of six and is handmade by knitting artisans in Lima and Peru.
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ADVERTISERS Del Sol delsol.com Flatyz flatyz.com Golden Rabbit goldenrabbit.com Kikkerland kikkerland.com Lang lang.com Lovepop lovepopcards.com Michel Design Works micheldesignworks.com Nora Fleming norafleming.com P. Graham Dunn pgrahamdunn.com Plum Island Soap Co. plumislandsoap.com Quilling Card quillingcard.com Sakura sakuraofamerica.com Shannon Martin Design shannonmartindesign.com SPI spi-home.com Warmies warmies.com
PAGE 4 - CELEBS & PRESENTS Fortune + Frame fortuneandframe.com Living Royal livingroyal.com Marli + Lenny marliandlenny.com Peter Pauper Press peterpauper.com
PAGE 7 – TIS THE SEASON FOR GIFTS Tried & True Fragrance Co triedandtruefragrance.com
PAGE 8-10 – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS C&F Enterprises CNFEI.COM Caren Origianls carenproducts.com Colonial Candle colonialcandle.com Gibson & Dehn gibsonanddehn.com Jellybean homecomfortrugs.com Karma Gifts karmagifts.com Mistral mistralsoap.com P. Graham Dunn pgrahamdunn.com Roseannebeck Collections roseannebeck.com Soap and Paper Factory soapandpaperfactory.com Splendoorz splendoorz.com Thymes thymes.com Twisted Wares twistedwares.com Zodax zodax.com
PAGE 12-14 – HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING CapaBunga capabunga.com Caspari casparionline.com Golden Rabbit goldenrabbit.com Mary Lake Thompson marylakethompson.com Michel Design Works micheldesignworks.com Molly & Rex mollyandrex.com Nora Fleming Norafleming.com Rosanna rosannainc.com Shannon Martin Design shannonmartindesign.com Slant Collections slantcollections.com Sophistiplate sophistiplate.com
PAGE 16-17- SEASONAL SWEETS AND SIPS Harbor Sweets harborsweets.com Legally Addictive legallyaddictivefoods.com McCrea’s mccreascandies.com McSteven’s mcstevens.com
Saxon Chocolates saxonchocolates.com Too Good Gourmet toogoodgourmet.com Virginia Cocktail Peanuts virginiacocktailpeanuts.com Virginia Diner vadiner.com
PAGE 17 – CRAFTED COCKTAILS Floral Elixir Company drinkyourflowers.com Teroforma teroforma.com The 5 O’clock Box Twistyourspirits.com
PAGE 18-19 – TIPS & TRICKS Shannon Martin Design shannonmartindesign.com
PAGE 21 – SEASON’S GREETING CARDS Feeling Smitten Bath Bakery feelingsmitten.com Lovepop lovepopcards.com Quilling Card quillingcard.com
PAGE 22-24 – WARM GIFTS FOR COOL WOMEN Del Sol delsol.com DM Merchandising 247dm.com Evangeline evangelinelinens.com Funatic funatic.com Katydid katydid.com Lazy One lazyone.com Panache Accessories panacheaccessories.com Tickled Pink tickledpinkgift.com Warmies warmies.com
PAGE 26-28 – GREAT GUY GIFTS Asobu asobubottle.com Baekgaard USA baekgaardusa.com Bourbon Cousins bourboncousins.com Cocktail Kits 2 Go cocktailkits2go.com Dog is Good dogisgood.com Kelvin Tools kelvintools.com Legacy Shave legacyshave.com Mad Style mad-style.com Oowee Products ooweeproducts.com Plum Island Soap Co. plumislandsoap.com Schylling schylling.com The Unemployed Philosophers Guild philosophersguild.com Troika troikaus.com Whiskey River Soap Co. whiskeyriversoapy.com You the Fan youthefan.com
PAGE 30-31 – TOYS FOR TOTS AND TWEENS Ann Williams Group annwilliamsgroup.com Douglas Co. douglascuddletoy.com Djeco djeco.com Cookut cookut.com Fat Brain Toys fatbraintoys.com Hape hape.com/us/en Kahootz Toys kahootztoys.com Klutz scholastic.com Petit Collage petitcollage.com Sakura sakuraofamerica.com Storytime Toys storytimetoys.com ThinkFun thinkfun.com
PAGE 32-33 – DOG-GONE GOOD GIFTS Bocce’s Bakery boccesbakery.com Boo Oh boo-oh.com Harry Barker harrybarker.com Haute Diggity Dog hautediggitydog.com Hearth Hounds hearthhounds.com Lucy & Co. Lucyand.co Modernbeast modernbeast.com Tall Tails talltailsdog.com Wag Wear wagwear.com Ware of the Dog wareofthedog.com
PAGE 48-50 – CBD IS ON THE RISE CBD for Life cbdforlife.com Healthy Market healthymarket.com Life Flower lifeflowercare.com rareCBD rareessencearomatherapy.com rfpCBD by rockflowerpaper rockflowerpaper.com Shea Brand sheabrand.com Skinny + skinnyandcompany.com SoulSpring mysoulspring.com sweet + kind sweetandkindco.com Ten Speed Press crownpublishing.com The Good Patch thegoodpatch.com Twine CBD twinecbd.com ValPoSa Books valposabookscom
PAGE 34-35 – GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS Bellemonde bellemonde.com Eccolo eccololtd.com fluf us.fluf.ca Hang Accessories hangaccessories.com Maika maikagoods.com O8 Lifestyle O8lifestyle.com Que quebottle.com Reto51 retro51.com Rumpl rumpl.com Zestt Organics zesttorganics.com
PAGE 51 – GIFTS FOR A CAUSE Cait + Co caitandco.com Calyan Wax Co. calyanwaxco.com JoJo Rings jojorings.com Kind Culture Co. kindcultureco.com Project Halo projecthalolife.com Pura Vida Bracelets puravidabracelets.com Sand Straw sandstraw.com Woodchuck USA woodchuckusa.com
PAGE 36-37 Andrews McMeel Publishing andrewsmcmeel.com Attic Journals atticjournals.com Bookart Bookmarks bookartbookmarks.com Compendium live-inspired.com Fly Paper Products flypaperproducts.com Simpson & Vail svtea.com SlimViews slimviews.com teNeues teneues.com Thought Catalog thoughtcatalog.com
PAGE 52-53 - PRESENTS BY REGION Abdallah Candy abdallahcandies.com CC Beanie ccbeanie.com Ginger Cottages by TRC Designs gingercottages.com Scout Curated Wears scoutcuratedwears.com Tyler Candle Company tylercandless.com
PAGE 38 – HERE FOR HANUKKAH Areaware areaware.com Quest Collection questcollection.com RiteLite ritelite.com WordPlay Games wordplaygames.com
PAGE 40-42 - MAKERS & SHAKERS Flatyz flatyz.com
PAGE 44-45 – AMERICAN-MADE BIJOUX Anne Vaughan Designs annevaughandesigns.com Chocolate and Steel chocolateandsteel.com Danforth Pewter danforthpewter.com Enewton designs enewtondesigns.com Illustrated Light Gifts illustratedlightgifts.com Nest Pretty Things nestprettythings.com Smart Glass Jewelry smartglassjewelry Stia Jewelry stiajewelry.com
PAGE 46 – WASTE NOT! Alexandra Ferguson alexandraferguson.com Green Toys greentoys.com Koru Street korustreet.com Shore Buddies shore-buddies.com Solgaard solgaard.co Swahili Modern swahilimodern.com Ten Thousand Villages tenthousandvillages.com
PAGE 47 – THE LAST STRAW Design Works Ink designworksink.com Drinking Straws.Glass drinkingstraws.glass Kikkerland kikkerland.com Lastra lastra.life Swig Life swiglife.com SWZLE swzle.com
PAGE 56 - BACK TALK Alessi alessi.com Bauble Stockings baublestockings.com Cody Foster codyfoster.com Glass Eye Studio glasseyestudior.com Glitterville glitterville.com LetterCraft Letter-craft.com Melange Collection MWCBK.com Ornaments 4 Orphans ornaments4orphans.org Spongelle spongelle.com
Intended to be a holiday gift guide, this issue is filled with inspiration to help you find the perfect gifts for friends and family, spruce...
Published on Oct 23, 2019
Intended to be a holiday gift guide, this issue is filled with inspiration to help you find the perfect gifts for friends and family, spruce...