It’s still a little warm, like 82 degrees here in the Midwest but I’m already thinking about Christmas a lot lately. Here’s why:
- I was in Macy’s almost two weeks ago and practically went into shock when I saw they were setting up Holiday Lane, in August! That was then..Holiday Lane is now completely up and sparkling! Other stores and online retailers have also added Christmas previews and decorations to online sites and in fall catalogs. Yes, things are kicking off early this year!
- Next, I discovered two really cool gifts I want to share. One I’ve been really excited about trying and the other is guaranteed to make everything around the house smell good, within reason that is.
Here are the two really cool gifts to think about giving or getting for yourself this Christmas.
- The S’well water bottle. I am totally smitten! I purchased the 17 ounce bottle in ‘sparkling champagne’ which is a subtle gold and it definitely lives up to the hype! I love it. It keeps beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. It’s also non-toxic and does not condensate..really, it doesn’t sweat! I can’t say enough about it. It comes in 9, 17 and 25 ounces. The 25 ounce bottle holds an entire bottle of wine! Oh, did I mention it comes in teakwood among many other lovely colors and designs. Check them out at swellbottle.com and lots of other cool retailers. Prices range from $25-$45.
- I’ve been a fan of Mrs. Meyers home cleaning products for a long time. I love the hand soap and the multi-surface concentrate in geranium. Imagine the delight when I saw this cool variety gift bucket for $36.99 plus free shipping. It includes geranium dish soap, bluebell multi-surface cleaner, honeysuckle hand soap, lavender tub and tile cleaner and lemon verbena surface scrub all in a gift box. All products are at least 97% naturally derived. I sent my friend a set for her birthday but think I’ll revisit Mrs. Meyers when I start my Christmas shopping! I think my friend is gonna love it!
Happy Christmas Gift Preview!