Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostest + Kindle Giveaway

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Jul 17, 2012

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.

 Good Luck!

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rkosully by rkosully | DOTHAN, AL
Jul 25, 2012

I love giving cookbooks as gifts...and I love receiving cookbooks too!

jmcarollo00 by jmcarollo00 | ROSCOE, IL
Jul 25, 2012

I love giving Richard Paul Evans books as gifts!! He's such a talented writer :)

leti95 by leti95 | unsubscribe, NJ
Jul 25, 2012

I would love to receive any children's book. My 3 yo loves for me to read. Ive read each book to him over like 5 times! Thanks for the giveaway!

mardel by mardel | SCHAUMBURG, IL
Jul 25, 2012

I would like the e-cards. Thanks

mellanhead by mellanhead | depew, NY
Jul 25, 2012

I like to give Eat this not That

skylasage by skylasage | REYNOLDSVILLE, PA
Jul 25, 2012

Fifty shades of gray

Tomalynne by Tomalynne | Forest City, NC
Jul 25, 2012

I love to give my favorite book Christy by Catherine Marshall as a gift.

rebecca_reichert by rebecca_reichert | LOUISVILLE, KY
Jul 25, 2012

Well right now I'm reading 50 shades of grey and I think that'd be an excellent gift- but I also think any of the Jodi Picolt book's are always nice to receive.

sailingbug by sailingbug | Middletown, PA
Jul 25, 2012

I'd like a book on Scuba Diving or the New Rick Riordan books

jenle1181 by jenle1181 | portland, TX
Jul 25, 2012

Any book by Nicolas Sparks

MrsAnzures by MrsAnzures | MADERA, CA
Jul 24, 2012

The Nanny Diaries is a fun book to read and give. I read it a few times over the years and I still find Myself laughing. It's WAY Better than the Movie. I almost wished i didn't see the Movie....

rlmcmillen by rlmcmillen | SUGAR GROVE, PA
Jul 24, 2012

What a totally cool idea. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite book there are so many awesome books

tanya76 by tanya76 | MORENO VALLEY, CA
Jul 24, 2012

Cookbooks, Cookbooks, Cookbooks!!! :)

chavlene by chavlene | BAYSIDE, WI
Jul 24, 2012

The Giving Tree -- A classic

Boyscrangl by Boyscrangl | MT PLEASANT, WI
Jul 24, 2012

A book I would love to receive as a gift would be 50 shades of grey!