Did you forget that you were going to a party? Don’t have time to really shop? Here are our favorite last minute gifts and an exclusive peek and giveaway for a new type of gift card launching in stores this week.
1) Flowers- interesting fresh cut arrangements are widely available to pick up on your way to the event. Flowers smell wonderful and brighten up any room but the best part is the tiny card attached to the bouquet. Just because it’s a small card doesn’t mean your message has to be small on sentiment!
2) Wine- The traditional gift to give the host of a party doesn’t mean it has to be boring. When picking up a bottle last minute either grab a type of wine you know the host loves and say you got it for just that reason, or grab something new and exciting. Either way the guests at the party will appreciate your present.
3) Bath sets- So many different retailers carry a variety of bath products arranged in sets just for this reason. These make fantastic gifts if they are last minute or not. More bath products are just more reason to pamper yourself.
4) Gift cards- A perfect last minute gift. With the variety of service now available with gift cards, you are not limited in what you can give - dinners, movie nights, groceries, music etc… the possibilities are endless.
This week we want to give one of the SheSpeaks members a gift!
Target stores will be launching Livrada gift card’s to make e-books an easy last minute gift. These giftcards are sold at your local Target store. They allow you to purchase e-books for your friends and family in giftcard form. Currently they can be redeemed for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook but more e-readers will be avaliable by the end of year! The new titles offered by Livrada this week are Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson; 44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel; Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, which has just become a #1 bestseller. And State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett, the award-winning author of Bel Canto.
In celebration of the launch we've partnered with Livrada to give one lucky SheSpeaks member an Amazon Kindle and 6 of the new book titles that Livrada will launch this week.
We also have one second prize winner who will receive each of the six e-books now available with Livrada. To enter, all you have to do is like the Livrada Facebook page and leave a comment in this blog below to tell us - What is your favorite book to give or receive as a gift? Winners will be randomly selected from all complete entries. The winner will be announced on this site on July 30th.
This giveaway runs from July 17th to July 27th at 6pm ET. Must be a US resident. No purchase necessary.
50 Shades of Grey would be a great gift to give/receive.
I would like to receive and give as a gift the book "Fifty Shades of Grey" ........My friends and I would enjoy reading this book :)
I'd like to e given 50 shades of grey as a gift or as an ebook
My favorite books to give, get, and share are chick lit. I'm especially partial to Sophie Kinsella!
The Glass Castle is an amazing and inspirational read!
My favorite gift books to give are children's books - especially for older children who I know love to read. I love to match their personality or likes with appropriate books. Sometimes it may be an old favorite of mine, or sometimes it's totally off center for me personally, but that's the beauty of reading!
My favorite book to give as a gift is The Velveteen RAbbit. It is such a cute story and one that has stuck with me since a little kid.
This is a great idea - I would much prefer to buy someone a card for a specific book than a generic gift card. It just seems more personal that way.
my favorite book to give is "A Discovery of Witches"
I would LOVE this!! My fav book to give ppl is 50 Shades trio!!
Any Laurell Hamilton or Janet Evonobich book - you cover vampires or humour with these.
I love books sets. I love to finish a great story and know that there is more to read about the character that I just got to know.
My favorite book to receive and give would be the Game of Thrones series.
Dr. Seuss "Oh The Places You'll Go" is a great book to give.
Charlie and the Chocolate factory is my favorite book to give as a gift