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.
I love to read and this would make a great gift!
Amy Sedaris writes hilarious books that make for some of the greatest (and funniest) hostess gifts! I literally keep copies on hand for a last-minute party!
What a fantastic idea! Unfortunately I don't have a FB account (yes, I'm the last one in the US who doesn't :) but I wanted to share my most favorite recent read. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. It is incredible.
Emily Post Book of Etiquette
We would love to receive the e-cards!
that is a really great idea. I liked the fb page and plan to use them!
My favorite book is The King James Bible! I find the answer to any question I have there.
Mrs. Mike. It is a a story about a real woman and her struggles living in the upper part of Canada when it was still a wild place
Wine and chocolate are always great quick gifts to give!
My favorite book that I recently read is Bloom by Kelle Hampton.
I would love to receive the book "The Faraway Horses" by Buck Brannaman.
What a great idea! I love to give fun chick lit books as gifts like Confessions of a Pregnant Princess or Hissy Fit.
I think chocolate is always a wonderful gift! I'm eating marzipan covered in dark chocolate, and given to me by my awesome in-laws, right now! :)
this is a great idea i love the wine idea
I love this idea. My daughter, husband andI all read and have a kindle we would love these to recieve or give as gifts! I love the classics like Lewis Caroll or Shakespere or Poe but I was looking at the titles on the Livrada Facebook Page and al thetitles hsown seem interesting but The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest or Odd Thomas seem great to read.