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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VictoriaH by VictoriaH | STOCKTON, KS
Jul 21, 2012

Awesome idea! I love to give books by Joanna Campbell Slan, she has a lot of scrapbooking mysteries out and a lot of my friends scrapbook!

queen4ya by queen4ya | INDEPENDENCE, KY
Jul 21, 2012

My favorite book to give is the Color Purple by Alice Walker.

ls1426 by ls1426 | Minneapolis, MN
Jul 21, 2012

Oh what a fun gift to win... I would love to get the new Danielle Steele book and Fifty Shades... I've heard so much about it!

Jul 21, 2012

Love to read and this would be a great gift to win

andisunshine by andisunshine | CHELSEA, AL
Jul 21, 2012

I love to receive any chick lit books. Reading is my down time and I don't want to have to think too much! I especially love the Shopaholic series and Emily Giffen!

mszoeyluv by mszoeyluv | LANCASTER, KY
Jul 21, 2012

my favorite book to give is "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. I am a huge fan of books, and my "to read" list is super long.

chikadee by chikadee | HIGHLANDS, TX
Jul 21, 2012

I would L O V E to get 50 Shades of Grey!

emschwar by emschwar | Columbia, MD
Jul 21, 2012

My favorite book to gift is Diana Gabaldon's Outlander - it's my favorite series ever and I love getting others hooked on it!

hoopsdi by hoopsdi | beecher, IL
Jul 21, 2012

the James Patterson Womens Murder Club series are my favorite to get and to give

BeautySmitten by BeautySmitten | JACKSONVILLE, FL
Jul 21, 2012

I would like to receive The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. I've always wanted to read that book. :)

thepipes by thepipes | ALTA LOMA, CA
Jul 20, 2012

My fave book to give or receive is cook books about something either themed to the party or the individuals likes. For example I'm recently gf o I've been getting gf books. My friend is vegan so I'd get her vegan books. I liked the FB as piper.gottschalk

illtryitnow by illtryitnow | DARIEN, IL
Jul 20, 2012

I love Target for gifts and the new e-book gift cards will be a great idea for them!

Shado32 by Shado32 | Tampa, FL
Jul 20, 2012

I think The Help is a great book to get or receive.

aubriebrianasmom by aubriebrianasmom | New Philadelphia, OH
Jul 20, 2012

I recently finished the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy and I think it's a perfect gift. I actually just gave it to one of my best friends. ;)

Inamagura by Inamagura | BLACKWOOD, NJ
Jul 20, 2012

Oh my goodness... Death by Chocolte is always a winner!