by The Editors
“Simplify your needs and you simplify your life.” – Bert McCoy
A rhyme as old as time, “Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read”. Whether you’re shopping for the holidays or planning your year of gift gifting to a family member or special friend, this ‘Four Gift Rule’ may just come in handy. Why can something like this work for anyone? During the year we have several holidays and special occasions: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Christmas. We can all at times feel inundated with trying to find the perfect gift for him or her. But what if we implemented this rule all year-round instead of just at Christmas? You see, you can find gift guides for just about any event and if you’re keeping a nice record of gifts given throughout the year, you can remain organized. By Christmas, you’ll already know what gift to get—helps to reduce the anxiety and stress one may feel.
Perhaps for Valentine’s Day, you can get him or her something they want. Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, something he/she needs. Birthdays, something to wear, and by Christmas, something to read. This does not have to be limited to hardcover or paperback books, many plays, films, etc. are literary adaptations. If your special someone is into music, take them to see a musical or get them tickets to their favorite concert or festival. Remember, this can go in any order you see fit.
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SOMETHING YOU WANT:
This is usually typical at Christmas but can work just as well for a Birthday, Anniversary, or Valentine’s Day. It is the thing they want but would not or could not buy themselves. Below are some editor picks to help make things a bit easier.
This premium quality, magnetic battery pack charger brings the best of both worlds when it comes to charging on the go – wireless ease and countless hours of fast charging. Being specially designed for all variations of iPhone 12/13, this piece is sure to become your grab-and-go fave for all nights out (or in for that matter). Simply check your Volt battery, connect to the back of your phone, then go. Enjoy around hours of wireless ease with the 4000mAH capacity feature. If you are ever having issues with your product, rest assured as each product is backed by a 12-month warranty. Whether you are on-the-go, or simply enjoying the wireless feature, Volt is sure to bring you ease of mind and convenience to any busy day.
WaveBlock iProtect, Retail $24.95
WaveBlock has created the first and only lab-tested and proven sticker for cell phones that significantly reduces radiation exposure to the body. Carry your phone with greater confidence. It’s as simple as applying the sticker to the back of your phone and covering it with your cell phone case.
For each WaveBlock™ sticker purchased, the WaveBlock Angel Foundation donates a protective sticker to schools or organizations that work with kids. It’s their way of showing their commitment to protecting youth from harmful EMF’s.
Cool Cotton Magic Weighted Blanket for Adults, Retail $170.00
Magic Weighted Blanket
As the original weighted blanket company, MWB have been helping people get a better night’s sleep for over 24 years. Their Magic Weighted Blankets are designed with a pocketed inner liner to evenly distribute the weight across your entire body, creating the sensation of being hugged by your blanket.
This hugging sensation is known as Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT) and research has shown that weighted blankets can help everyone – even people with anxiety, autism, PTSD, and sensory processing disorders – relax and fall asleep more easily. And now, thanks to their cooling cotton Magic Weighted Blankets, you can enjoy all of the benefits of DPT even during those warm summer nights.
SPINEFITTER by SISSEL®, Retail $129.00
SPINEFITTER is made of specially developed foam, with tested and proven density that provides deep, intense pressure that is not too hard nor too soft.
The unique shape features two rows of 28 round shapes that align perfectly around the spine, accessing the hardest-to-reach muscles and applying the pressure needed to disperse blockages and release knots.
The SPINEFITTER is lightweight and portable, easy-to-carry on your shoulder or back with the included carrying strap.
Kama, Retail $71.95
Adult Store Megastore
Kama is the toy of the year. Every few years a toy comes along that changes the game. Kama is that toy. It’s the toy everybody wants, and everybody is talking about.
This waterproof, USB chargeable toy is all you need for clitoral stimulation and powerful internal vibration. There’s nothing like it and once you have good Kama you’ll never go back. You can have Kama in regal purple or opulent teal.
SISSEL Classic Pillow, Retail $75.00
A proven best-seller, the SISSEL® Classic pillow is the gold standard among supportive orthopedic pillows. This pillow is made of polyurethane foam which provides firmer corrective positioning and cushioning. The pillow’s unique edge design supports your shoulder when in a lateral position, relieving vertebrae and intervertebral discs helping to relieve tension and headaches.
The Classic pillow is the #1 choice for healthy and relaxed sleep.
SISSEL® SITFIT® Plus, Retail $45.00
Active sitting with 2 in 1 function! The ideal combination of a sitting wedge and an air-filled pad. It has an ergonomically enhanced shape for active sitting and added comfort.
The SITFIT Plus also exercises the back and pelvic floor while seated. Dynamic sitting relieves upper body tension and enhances upright posture to relieve neck pain. Pump included. Made in Germany.
MP Barrel Bag – Black, Retail $32.00
Store all your gym gear with ease in their spacious barrel bag. An adjustable woven shoulder strap, which can be removed.
Width – 55cm | Height – 25cm | Depth – 25 cm
The zipped main compartment offers spacious storage | Internal zip pocket storage for valuables | Adjustable woven shoulder strap and handles | Removable shoulder strap.
AeroTrainer, Retail $69.80
The AeroTrainer’s unique design allows you to safely activate all your core muscles creating balance between your lower back and abdominal muscles. With the AeroTrainer you can stretch and traction your spine and back muscles while increasing your core strength.
The AeroTrainer is made with heavy duty PVC and the same material used to make a good quality inflatable air mattress.
The Sarah Tanno Collection Cosmetic Organizer, Drawer Tall, Retail $34.20
The iDesign Store
TALL 3-DRAWER COSMETIC ORGANIZER: Designed with three pull-out drawers to hold all of your favorite palettes, powders, foundations, liners, lipsticks, and more
VERSATILE STORAGE: Three different-sized drawers provide storage for any size product, while the integrated top tray offers convenient access to your most-loved essentials
SOMETHING YOU NEED:
This can range from household essentials to things needed to help someone lead a healthier life. Pretty much anything the person might want that is very practical, useful and needed. Below are some editor picks to help make things a bit easier.
All-Natural Beard Balm, Retail $19.97
Their all-natural Whiskey Old Fashioned Beard Balm uses Sandalwood essential oils to mimic the oak barrels that whiskey ages in. Hints of orange and rosemary (both from essential oils) round out this organic beard balm.
Its all-natural ingredients are sure to feel comfortable on your face: shea butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, are blended in with organic beeswax and coconut oil to create a beard balm that is soft enough to place into your hand, but firm enough to offer your beard some “hold”.
SilkCut Pajama Set, Retail $145.00
This set comes with all the sleepover nostalgia. Introducing their SilkCut Pajama Set. Developed in Europe with Micro Modal Air fabric, the breathability is unmatched.
Experience a fabric thinner and softer than silk, with the stretch and durability of spandex. The SilkCut Pajama Set offers long-lasting natural stretch and comfort. Every wardrobe requires at least one matching pajama set. Looks like you’ve found yours
LUXE Pewter Cashmere Boxer Brief, Retail $48.00
Cashmere undies that won’t break the bank….
Yes, please! Their LUXE Pewter Cashmere Boxer Brief takes everyday comfort to a whole new level. With a non-binding waistband and gusset design, you’ll minimize ride and maximize your comfort for all day wear and performance.
Plush, oh-so-soft cashmere blend for ample mobility and breathability.
Machine wash cool with like colors. Tumble dry low heat. Your booty will thank you!
Trimmer + T-Blade, Retail $199.95
The world’s most advanced Trimmer is now better and bolder. With up to 8 hours of consistent, cordless power, 180 days standby time, easy tool-less blade adjustments between Square and T-Blade, giving you cleaner, closer, and faster cuts with increased control for fading, outlining, and trimming hard-to-reach areas. Next-level lineups are now possible at the comfort of your own home.
This set includes Limited Edition Black Trimmer and T-Blade.
ASIAS Bamboo Toilet Paper, 4ct., Retail $4.75 + FREE Shipping to select cities
ASIAS Brands formerly known as Kombination Kouture Company was founded in New York, NY in 2012. The vast majority of ASIAS Brands kitchen paper and toilet tissue are manufactured in the United States of America from domestic and imported materials, a minor part of the production is in Canada and Mexico.
ASIAS Brands produces products made 100% from Bamboo with our manufacturers being FSC Certified.
Deluxe Vacuum Sealer, Retail $144.99
The NESCO VS-12 Deluxe Vacuum Sealer offers all the versatility and performance you could ever need from a vacuum sealer. Choose from 3 “Seal” settings—Dry, Moist, and Double— then choose your vacuum pressure—Normal or Gentle—to keep softer foods safe. For delicate items like pastries, buns or cut produce, the pulse vacuum function lets the user control the suction. This sealer features a 130-Watt double vacuum pump that ensures maximum air extraction when sealing larger food items and optional double heat seals for added strength and security when sealing liquid-based or moist foods. The easy-lock handle makes one-handed operation smooth and easy.
SOMETHING TO WEAR:
This one maybe obvious, clothing being the primary choice. However, if clothing is the ‘need’ then it is okay to get creative and gift some additional pieces or focus on various aspects of clothing – undergarments versus top clothing. This could also include accessories such as gloves, watches, purses, bags and shoes. Below are some editor picks to help make things a bit easier.
Women’s Poudretteite Jacket, Retail $135.00
ObservaMé is a women’s and men’s innovative sportswear and athleisure apparel line that’s made by an athlete for your mind, body and soul. ObservaMé activewear is made of high-quality, dry wick material with streamlined designs that contour to all body types for easy flexibility during any activity and all-day comfort. The fabric is soft to the touch, so it prevents chafing. The shirts have a fuel pocket in the back and stylish thumb holes. The Painite collection offers UV protection for outdoor activities. ObservaMé’s activewear tops include a one-of-a-kind opening in the shirt sleeve for easy viewing and access to fitness devices. Proudly made in the USA, woman-owned and operated.
Sienna Duster – Dusty Rose, Retail $196.00
The perfect addition to any outfit! Versatile by design, their lightweight duster is a long-length, open front duster with full-coverage sleeves that is perfect over a swimsuit as an elegant coverup or paired with our Eva Pant and Alina Tank for a chic ensemble.
Constant Sol makes fashionable UPF 50+ clothing that allows you to stylishly and safely enjoy your time in the sun.
Oasis OUD, Retail $119.00
Habibi New York
Like a precious chest hidden in a forgotten palace, Oasis Oud is evocative of secret treasures: a casket of sweet, dry cedar filled brimful with a rich variety of the warmest, spiciest notes in the perfumer’s palette.
Accords of precious woods and amber frame the composition with a classic elegance, while rich cistus and sueded leather capture a seductive smokiness that lingers on the skin for an unforgettable fragrance. A perfect signature for men or women.
“Before trying Habibi New York I would grab for my signature Burberry Black. But then I started using this and every single person who is around me compliments me. I have to say it is now my go-to both morning and night. I thank my assistant editor and of course, Habibi New York for sending it over. I love it!” – Lisa K. Stephenson, Editor in Chief
SOMETHING TO READ:
I am a bibliophile and others like me can appreciate a good book. There are plenty of Facebook groups with excellent recommendations. Illustrated children’s books are excellent here as well along with some beautiful coffee table books and even fashion books, such as Chanel, Versace, or Louis Vuitton. Don’t forget that a magazine subscription and audiobooks fall into this category as well.
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