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Check out the latest and greatest gifts for the home in our annual Holiday Gift Guide.

"Noel" Cookie Jar - At Gail Pittman Designs they strive to exceed expectations by providing products for the table and the home that inspire love, joy, hospitality, and the creative spirit through exceptional quality and design. This new Christmas collection, was brought about by the memory of the drawings and work of the 8th century monks who would translate and illustrate the scriptures and Gospels by hand and their love and devotion they must have had to do the painstaking work. "Noel" means Christmas...Christmas means our Savior and this was designed for the KING!

Available at or Various Designs on MSRP $68
Staples Acrylic Desxk Accessories Collection
Staples Acrylic Accessories - Staples has the perfect solution with a new line of sleek acrylic tools for keeping yourself and your long holiday to-do lists organized. Collection includes desk organizers, wall files, letter trays, pen holder, letter sorter and more. Gel feet help keep the organizers firmly in place, it protects your desk from surface scratches and prevents the organizer from tipping over. The products also come in bold blue and purple colors. Give the gift of organization this holiday!

Available at Prices Vary
Silver & Joy Centerpiece
Silver & Joy Centerpiece- Bring a little sparkle to your Christmas table with elegant tapers that glow warmly above this centerpiece of red roses and carnations, artfully arranged in a shimmering snowflake bowl. Hand-glazed, the food-safe ceramic piece will be a treasured serving dish and display piece for many winters to come!

This is a beautiful arrangement of flowers with silver leaves and fresh greenery. It has that fresh scent of pine to it as well! A very elegant centerpiece.

Available at MSRP Starting at $69.95
AT&T Unite Express by NETGEAR
NetGear - AT&T Unite Express by NETGEAR (Prepaid) - Whether you’re working from the sidelines of your child’s soccer game or  trying to write a paper in a "dead zone"— a mobile hotspot from AT&T and NETGEAR gives you secure Internet access and is ideal for families, and students to share a single mobile data connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi devices. No contracts or reoccurring monthly fees. Just load it with data when you need it by purchasing data online or data cards available at most major retailers.

Available at MSRP $80
Star Wars Ornaments
Hallmark Ornaments - Capture this year's memories with a special keepsake ornament. Hallmark’s Keepsake Ornaments feature classic cars, traditional Christmas themes and favorite characters from Disney, Sports, Peanuts and more.

This year, my boys are really looking forward to the new Star Wars movie, so it was only fitting that we went with Star Wars ornaments. Every year, for the past few years, I have purchased Star Wars ornaments, whether they are figures, LEGO or talking, they are always a big hit. This year's ornaments included Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma Ornaments and they were a great addition to boys the tree!

Available at or MSRP $17.95
Shark Rocket Powerhead
Shark Rocket Powerhead - The power head is light in your hand and easy to maneuver. The power head has powerful deep carpet cleaning. It also features fingertip controls on the handle providing a seamless transition from hard floors to carpet and back. The adjustable telescoping wand helps to customize the wand to your comfort and allows for easy storage. This AH452 also comes with an additional gentle touch hard floor brush roll for enhanced hard floor cleaning and an optional on-board brush roll holster to attach to the wand of the vacuum for easy brush roll exchange.

Available at and $200
Swaive Thermometer
Swaive Thermometer - The world's most intelligent ear thermometer. The corresponding smartphone app allows you to track and monitor the health of the whole family. You are able to use it without the app, all readings will be stored to download later. The LED blue displays the reading right in the handle making it easy to read. *iPhone not included

Available at or MSRP $60
Cariloha Bamboo Duvet Cover
Cariloha Bamboo Duvet Cover -  Cariloha's Resort Collection Bamboo Duvet Covers are designed to let you take the comfort and quality of a beach resort home with you! if you have not felt bamboo then you are in for a treat. Bamboo is 3 degrees cooler than cotton and wicks moisture away from your body. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic and one of the most sustainable resources on the planet. Cariloha bamboo apparel, bedding and bath goods are twice as soft as cotton!

Available at and MSRP $219
Candy Cane AppLights- AppLights put you in control. All it takes is the Control Interface App for you to create personalized light shows on demand — all from your Android or iPhone. Just select your color, select your effect, and watch your artistic vision light up the night for all to see. With this set of 8 pathway markers, you can light the way for friends, family, or even the big guy himself!

For More Information Visit Available at MSRP $60
Bamboo Shower Seat with Shelf
Bamboo Shower Seat with Shelf - Use this in or out of the shower! This deluxe 100% Natural eco-friendly bamboo shower seat has a sealed with a glossy finish that will protect against water stains and damage. The shelf underneath will conveniently store towels or other bathroom items.

I placed this in our bathroom instead of in the shower. I really like the natural look with a light honey color finish.

Available at and MSRP 79.95
eTape16 Digital Tape Measure
eTape16 Digital Tape Measure- The eTape16 digital tape measure revolutionizes not only the tape measure but also expands its utility as never before envisioned. The large digital display provides easy reading while the advance features are readily accessible. These features include 3 memories, US or metric units, centerline calculation, re-zero and Inside/Outside measurements and optional wireless Bluetooth transmission. I love this! No more guessing at trying to get the measurement!

Also available, the new eTape eSmart. This version allows you to take measurements and then automatically and accurately send them to the user friendly eTape eSmart spreadsheet application using bluetooth technology.

Available at and MSRP $30
ZeroWater Stainless Steel Pitcher
ZeroWater Stainless Steel Pitcher - This 8-Cup Pitcher implements ZeroWaters five-stage filtration system to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water and deliver you great-tasting water in just minutes. The pitcher comes with one Ion Exchange filter, a laboratory-grade testing meter, and a guarantee to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your drinking water.

Available at and MSRP $40
Skylines: A Journey Through 50 Skylines of the World's Greatest Cities by Yolanda Zappaterra - From cultural oases to sacred capitals, from skyscraper canyons to seaside settlements, from fortressed strongholds to visionary metropolises -  the world's great cities are defined by their singular skylines, each a mix of old and new, history and the future. A skyline is a glimpse into all that a city has to offer, a promise of what awaits should one venture closer, as unique as a thumbprint and as identifiable as beloved face.

Each city is seen through its architectural history - presented in erudite text, and handsomely designed maps and drawings. This fascinating book will inspire the architect, entrance the traveler, and enlighten the curious browser. (224 pages, Aurum Press Ltd, October 20, 2015)
Available at and MSRP $29
The New York Times Book of Science
The New York Times Book of Science: More than 150 Years of Groundbreaking Scientific Coverage by The New York Times - For more than 150 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of science news reporting. These 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. The varied topics range from chemistry to the cosmos, biology to ecology, genetics to artificial intelligence, all curated by the former editor of Science Times, David Corcoran. Big, informative, and wide-ranging, this journey through the scientific stories of our times is a must-have for all science enthusiasts. (560 pages, Sterling, October 6, 2015)

Available at and MSRP $24.95
LightShow Frozen Fire Silver Vines Buck
LightShow Frozen Fire Silver Vines Buck - Add this beauty to your holiday display this season! This buck offers a "Frozen Fire" lighting effect with solid yellow lights and bright LED's that blink. Comes with a plush scarf and jungle bells. A great addition to our holiday display.

Available at MSRP $80
Star Shower Laser Light
Star Shower Laser Light - Place Star Shower anywhere in your yard! Plug it in, and you're good to go. Thousands of dazzling stars illuminate your landscape and home in seconds. Illuminates your home in red and green laser stars covering over 600 square feet. Star projector includes extra-long stake.

Available on MSRP $39.99
Pocket Hose Top Brass
Pocket Hose Top Brass - This new and improved hose is equipped with tight seal technology, guaranteed to give you a water tight seal every time - no more leaks. It is made with new Dura Rib Technology, making it even more flexible! It also has brass connector protectors on both ends to attach to any outdoor water faucet. The Pocket Hose Top Brass expands with water pressure and contracts when you're done, so you can easily store it away. It's the perfect hose for any home!

Available at and MSRP Starting at $19.99/25 feet
Kitchen Table Passport
Kitchen Table Passport - Kitchen Table Passport Night is an easy way to explore another culture right from your home with your family or friends. Get a feel for each country with a personal introduction and hear why that country was selected (they only ever feature countries they've personally visited). There are beautiful images, and information about the mementos, and some background information on why they chose the featured dish. To get you in the mood for your experience, there's even a playlist of local music to enjoy.

UPDATE: This company is no longer in business. Visit CrateJoy for other Monthly Subscriptions. Prices Vary
Ninja Coffee Bar
Ninja Coffee Bar  - Only the Ninja Coffee Bar brewer has Thermal Flavor Extraction, which truly unlocks the full flavor potential of your coffee. Auto-iQ One Touch Intelligence draws just the right amount of water needed from the reservoir, based on the brew size you choose (cup, travel mug, half carafe, or carafe) and brew type you select. Brew Types: Classic, Rich, Over Ice and Specialty.

Comes with a 43 oz. Glass Carafe, 2 hour auto-off precise temp warming plate, the Ninja Easy Frother, froths milk for specialty coffeehouse-style drinks.

Available at and MSRP $225
Finex Cast Cast Iron Skillet
Finex 10" Cast Cast Iron Skillet - This skillet is easy to pour from any angle due to its geometric shape and its pre-seasoned ultra-polished cook surface is safe for use with any utensils including metal spatulas. With a polished stainless steel spring handle and a ribbed helper handle on the front lip makes lifting easier. Individually handmade and hand seasoned with natural organic flax seed oil.

I just received this and can't decide what to make first, I'm thinking Christmas brownies! I love the tapered spring handle which fits nicely in my small hand.

Available at MSRP $165
TouCan Can Opener
TouCan Can Opener - Simply attach Toucan One Touch Electric Can Opener to the top of any can and press the button. It cuts through any can. Use the automatic can opener to open any size can. Toucan also removes bottle caps and breaks the tight seal on jars so you can easily open.

Available at and MSRP Starting at $19.99
Star Wars Star Destroyer Bluetooth Speaker
Star Wars Star Destroyer Bluetooth Speaker - Got a Star Wars fan on your list? Get into character by playing the "Star Wars" theme song at the touch of a button. You can wirelessly stream your audio anywhere up to 30 feet. Answer and end your calls via the built-in speakerphone. Watch the speaker light up when in use!

Available at MSRP $49.99
Rosebud Duotone Throw
Rosebud Duotone Throw - The Tourance Promise... to bring you the softest blankets on Earth! Tourance products come in a variety of textures like their signature Rosebud, Channel and Ziza. They also bring you elegant designs like Fleur de Lys, ad Paisley. They also feature premium faux fur and faux pelt textures like Chinchilla, and Rabbit. All of their products are made in the US. This blanket is available in a standard size or large enough for the bed, size twin to king.

Available at or MSRP $150
Vellabox Monthly Artisan Candles Subscription - Each month, candles are hand-picked by the Vellabox Candle Curator and are always all-natural, non-toxic, and clean burning. You will also find a special bonus gift in your box each month along those same health forward lines.

Three levels are available: With the Standard receive one candle (4 ounces) each month, the Aficionado receives one candle (8 ounces) and with the Luxe you will receive two candles (totaling 12 ounces).

My package included a coconut wax mint & vanilla candle, a clove, cardamom & vanilla coconut vegetable candle and a sipping sample of AstroloTea. I love having candles all around the house to rejuvenate the senses and these all natural clean burning candles have a great strong scent.

Available at MSRP Standard/$10 mo, Aficionado/$20 mo and Luxe/$30 mo.
Espresso & Cappuccino Machine
Stainless Steel Espresso & Cappuccino Machine- Featuring an advanced pump boiler system, this machine is the ideal choice for brewing café quality espresso and cappuccino at home. The larger sieve is pressurized, making it easy to achieve excellent crema even if grind size or tamping pressure isn’t perfect. The smaller sieve lets users brew barista style. The pressure in this sieve is built up based on grind size and tamp. The high pressure frothing wand provides powerful steam/froth for delicious milk specialties.

Available at or MSRP $99.99
PeachSkinSheets - These breathable, ultra-soft comfort bed sheets are made from a high performance fabric with a PeachSkin finish. Great for hot sleepers due to its thermal control and moisture wicking properties, they also are anti-pill and wrinkle free. These 1500 thread counts sheets have deep pockets for mattresses up to 18" thick including memory foam, custom number and double pillow top heights.

You will not want to get out of bed! These are the softest sheets I have ever owned! It really does feel like peach-skin with a smooth almost velvety touch.

Available at or MSRP $149.95
Traction Magic
Traction Magic - Traction Magic is the only traction agent that works instantly. It could be used when your car is stuck, when you need to walk on walkways, driveways or decks. Traction Magic’s all natural crystals first absorbs in the liquid layer and then, with their spiky ends, bury themselves into ice sheet. The icy surface with the granules buried into it provides a stable non-slip surface similar to sand paper for your tires, shoes and paws to travel on. Works with temperature down to -35 degree C. 100% natural, safe to handle, effective. Made in USA.

Available at or MSRP Travel Size ($9.00), Jug ($50)
Secret Santa Poo~Pourri
Secret Santa Poo~Pourri - Get a one-way ticket to the Nice List by leaving the toilet smelling better than you found it. Poo~Pourri Secret Santa is a blend of cinnamon, vanilla and citrus natural essential oils that eliminates bathroom odor before it begins by creating a barrier on the water's surface. It's a Spritzmas miracle!

Available at and MSRP $14.95 4 oz. Bottle
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Yes to Hand Soap 4 Pack - These naturally amazing formulas are: free of artificial coloring, 98% Natural, petroleum, SLS, & paraben free and cruelty-free. Comes with the following 4 scents: Yes to Cucumber Eucalyptus hand soap contains naturally calming cucumbers and eucalyptus. Yes to Blueberry Shea hand soap is naturally formulated with sweet blueberries and shea butter lock in moisture. Yes to Coconut Lemongrass hand soap has naturally soothing coconuts and lemongrass not only hydrate and help restore your hands. And the Yes to Grapefruit Basil hand soap has a naturally refreshing grapefruit and fresh basil lightly scent.

Available at and MSRP $15.96
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