The Holidays are rapidly approaching and everyone is scrambling to purchase those last minute gifts for their loved ones. Here are some gift ideas to help with your last minute shopping list!
Some Things For The Home!
Amazon Echo Dot
The Echo Dot is hailed as the smallest voice control device from the online retailer Amazon. It is a hands-free, voice controlled device with a small built in speaker. The Echo Dot can hear you from across the room, even if the tv or music is playing.
Using Amazons Alexa voice service it connects and interacts with smart home equipment, music services, news weather and with other web services, instantly. The cost is fairly inexpensive for all that it does. $49.95 Currently Amazon has a sale that gives you one free with the purchase of six dots.
Stanley 94-248 65 Piece Homeowner’s Tool Kit
Just enough tools to do any basic job that you may find around the house. Forged from high quality steel and with many other great features, so, simply said is perhaps the best so I am going to list the item that come in the kit
The box is blow forged and makes it easy to store and organize your tools.
So whats in the box? The set includes one 13-ounce hammer, one 16-foot tape rule, one 18mm snap-off knife, one torpedo level, one long nose and one slip joint pliers, one Phillips screwdriver, one standard tip screwdriver, eight SAE and eight metric hex keys, one 1/4-inch round-head ratchet, eight SAE 1/4-inch sockets, one 1/4-inch spinner handle, one 1/4-inch bit holder, and 30 bits. $39.99 on Amazon
Who ever loves the look of copper, smooth or hammered will love Alchemade’s Copper Barrel Mug for Moscow Mules and your other favorite cold drinks. It is constructed of 100% pure copper. *There is no stainless steel or nickel lining. I wrote a review on this product if you would like to learn more about my experience here is the link to the review.
They are great to give as a gift alone or in a gift basket that incorporates a favorite drink recipe along with the ingredients that create the drink. Alchemade Copper Barrel Mug for Moscow Mules $15.25 May not still be available to ship by the 25th! Check with the folks at Alchemade!
Books can make lovely gifts, especially when they are books like these!
Shall We Gather At The River Kindle Edition by Amanda Swafford
Great story, a mystery with strong characters and a troublesome gossip, whats not to love? We had no idea how it would end. Bravo!
5 Stars – Available Now On Amazon $2.99
The ability of the author to develop the characters is an incredible strong point. By the author’s use of employing the method of utilizing different characters in the narration, the reader is able to understand the motive behind the actions of each one. Ms. Swafford was so strong in this area that my feelings in regard to Lottie, who came across at the beginning as a shallow gossip, evolved into her becoming one of my favorite characters as her frailty and the human side of her were revealed. Shall We Gather at the River is of the mystery genre, which also happens to be one of my favorites. As she weaves the day to day lives of the characters, Amanda also delicately introduces the mystery which is central to the story. Tension builds as the search for the church thief narrows and continues until the surprising climax. ~ Excerpted From Amazon Reviews and my thoughts exactly!
The Devil’s Water: Scenic City Murder Series #1 Amanda Swafford
Amanda Swafford’s characters always have an amazing depth of character! And again, I was never able to get a grasp on who the killer was!
“Women are disappearing from Chattanooga, Tennessee and notes left at the abduction sites have police baffled. When the body of Macy Garcia surfaces in the Tennessee River, Lt. Dan McClutcheon knows the kidnapper is also a killer. McClutcheon enlists the aid of former FBI profiler Tasha Yoder and together they embark on a dangerous search for a cold and calculating monster as the body count grows.” ~ from authors site
4 Stars – Available Now On Amazon $2.99
Great read! Read it one sitting. Great mystery set in Chattanooga with plenty of anxious moments. I can see a TV series built around the only too human characters.. ~Excerpted from amazon reviews
Tall Boy: Scenic City Murder Series #2 Amanda Swafford
The second book in the scenic city murder series opens up with a death that threatens to explode in a hot flash of southern politics, and skirts the world of white supremacy and neo-nazi activity. Throw in riots, the deaths of very different women, the often neglected subject of domestic abuse, alcoholism, and the resulting mental instability and it becomes an emotional and provoking mystery.
5 Stars – Available Now On Amazon $2.99
Once again, this talented author had me staying up all night to finish the book. Amanda pulls no punches with her newest offering in this series. She deals with the difficult subjects of domestic abuse, alcoholism, and mental illness in a manner which allows the reader to better comprehend the utter despair and other emotions of the sufferers. ~ Excerpted from amazon reviews
Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia By David Cook, PHD
“Read it. Devour it. Keep it as a reference book. You’ll be glad you did. Golf’s Sacred Journey is a remarkable and encouraging story with an entirely different approach on how to succeed in your golf game.”
—Zig Ziglar, leading motivational expert and bestselling author
“This book is full of wisdom that will enhance your game and I believe it just may change your life.”
—David Robinson, NBA MVP, 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, Two Time World Champion
Need I say more? Available Now On Amazon $4.99
Kindle Gift Subscription
For the avid reader a Kindle Gift Subscription is always a welcome present! This gives the reader unlimited reading, and with the Kindle App, you can read on any device.
6 months: $54.94
12 months: Sale $88.99 Also available for longer than a year!
Now we embark on a few gifts for the traveler in all of us!
goTenna Uses Smart Protocols + Radio Waves to send messages off grid. This product turns your iPhone or Android into an off-grid communications tool, enabling you to text & share GPS locations on detailed offline maps. goTenna is lightweight, weather-proof, easy to use and is safe & secure! $149.00 for a pair and $289.00 for a four pack. Get a free waterproof bag with a family 4-pack. *Expedited orders” for Christmas!
You will be able to send messages even when there’s no cell service or wifi.
The same company has a new product called goTenna Mesh that is now available for pre-ordering. Like the goTenna, it turns your iPhone or Android into an off-grid communications tool. For more info watch the video below
Charge up on the go with a charging pack that has a built-in, switch-tip cable that accommodates apple and micro USB enable devices price: $59.99
Why they will love it…
- Convenient charging for all devices
- Less cords than competing charging packs
- Sleek and fashionable design
Remember, if the Mophie and Bose Soundsport pulse are not available online, they may be available in a Verizon Store!
Help them to stay in shape while on the road or at home!
Bose® SoundSport® Pulse wireless headphones, sweat- and weather-resistant, with a built-in heart-rate sensor. $199.99
Out of time? Then you can always still send some great gifts to your loved ones! Amazon prime is more than just free shipping! Free kindle books, movies, music and lots more, this gift gives a year of entertainment! I love my Amazon Prime membership and I know they will too! Amazon Prime Gift Subscriptions $99.00 for a year!
Well hopefully I have given you a few gift ideas that help in your last minute dash!
From my house to yours, I hope that you have a wonderful and joyous Holiday Season and a peaceful New Year!