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 like to give and receive cookbooks.
My favorite book to read and give as a gift are Cooking Books. Betty Crocker, Rachael Ray's and Cooking light.
Sux losing memory! Cant remember if i commented on what a great idea i thought this was when i read your exerpt...really great idea, these will be at the top of my gifting list!
I've just finished the trilogy of Fifty Shades of Grey! I highly recommend these as a great way to revamp any relationship. My friend is reading State Of Wonder and says its also a great read! Im an avid reader and my all time favorite author is Nicholas Sparks! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Donna
One of my favorite books to give & to get as a gift would be any kind of cookbook. I am from Annapolis MD. therefore I like to give cookbooks from my town.
My favorite book to give or receive would be The Hunger Games. I read it & have seen the movie. The book is well written & it's exciting to read a book that's based off of a movie before you see it.
I would like to read fifty shades of grey.. I would love it for a gift..but from whom? Great idea and love target! I also liked the Livrada page Addrienne Anny Mertens
I have been wanting to read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
id love this. i would really love to get this 50 shades of grey everyone is talking about :)
I would love to receive Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl as I've heard it's excellent, but just recently my favorite book I read was The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern !
My favorite book to give or receive is A cookbook..usually one that fits that specific couple or person like rachael rays cooking with kids or pillsburys cookbook etc.
One of my favorite books is Last Child in the Woods. I recommend it to all my friends with children.
I'd love to give State of Wonder -- or anything by Ann Patchett. I've been hooked on her books since Bel Canto ...
I love this idea and would love to win a gift card for any books, any book is fine with me!!!
I love any John Grisham book!! Need his newest one!