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Last Minute Holiday Gifts 2010

No matter how far in advance we start our holiday shopping, there always seems to be someone else on your list to shop for! Whether it’s your pet-sitting teenage neighbor, your foodie coworker, or the ultimate fashionista in your life, it’s difficult to know which gifts are best. With the help of the Internet and some amazing last minute deals, you can easily find a gift for even the most discerning person on your list, without breaking the bank!

The Fashionista

What fashionista doesn’t appreciate a fabulous pair (or two) of shoes? If you’re in need of a great gift for the style savvy set in your life, you can’t go wrong with the gift of shoes. DSW Shoes is your one stop shop for all the hottest designer shoes at incredible prices. Great for men, women and teens, a DSW Gift Card is the perfect present for those that love fantastic footwear! When you purchase a $50 DSW Gift Card this holiday season, you’ll receive a $10 gift card in return – so you can share the shoe love and get something for yourself too! Order a DSW Gift Card by December 22nd or an e-Gift Card by midnight on December 24th for Christmas delivery.

dsw gift card

The Traveler

Beautiful luggage and chic travel accessories make a wonderful gift, but they can be costly and difficult to select. For an affordable and useful gift for the jet setters in your life, try the Ultraviolet Sanitizing Wand. At just $12.99, this must have travel accessory kills 99.9% of surface germs, bacteria, molds, and fungus. Recent reports have proven that the knobs and switches on airplanes carry the highest levels of bacteria, not to mention the remote controls in hotel rooms! Ideal for travel, home and office, the compact wand will fit into your carry on or handbag so it’s readily available whenever you need it. No traveler should be without this ingenious item!


The Foodie

Igourmet.com brings the best of international gourmet products right to your kitchen at affordable prices. If you want to delight your foodie friends, give the gift of an igourmet gift basket, with products ranging from fine cheeses and condiments, delectable desserts, and wine from all around the world. As an added bonus, promotionalcodes.com is offering a $10 off coupon for any order. Combine that with any of the wonderful assortments available on igourmet (many for under $100) and you’ll be sure to impress any culinary extraordinaire!

igourmet intl gift basket

The Teen

Teens are so difficult to shop for, particularly when it comes to buying clothes. But when it comes to teen style, one item stands out above the rest – the graphic tee. From vintage inspired to modern pop culture designs, teenagers live in graphic tees, perfect with everything from jeans and shorts to leggings and skirts. Rotemgear.com is an eclectic website with a fantastic selection of ethnic, retro, and pop culture tees and products that are super reasonable. The Kitty and Dog crossbones collection ($18.99 and up) is a fun, quirky, and rocker-chic style that both teen guys and girls will adore. No matter what the teen’s taste, remember that a cool graphic tee is an easy and affordable gift that would put a smile on anybody’s face!Kitty Crossbones

The Luxury Lover

To satisfy the sweet tooth of the luxury lovers in your life, give the gift of pure decadence – a collection of delicious Champagne Petit Fours from Valerie Confections ($55). The luxurious mini confections are made of rich butter cake layered with Champagne ganache, then hand dipped in dark chocolate. As an exquisite finishing touch, each cake is topped with an edible piece of 23 karat gold. The twelve piece gift set comes beautifully packaged with an elegant gold satin ribbon. Your friends will be so impressed with this lavish gift, and you can rest easy knowing that it didn’t set you back a fortune!


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Holiday Fashion 2010 – Sequins, Glitter & Sparkle, Oh My!

The holidays are officially in full swing, and there’s no doubt that many of us have festive cocktail parties and merry events in our future. With all the stress of the holidays, who has time to figure out what to wear? Well, not to fear because with this season’s hottest looks, you’ll be ready to go in no time! The best new fashion items for Holiday 2010 are shiny and bright, from sparkly sequined dresses to elegant vintage headbands. If you have to purchase just one piece this season, opt for one that glitters and glows – it’s the easiest way to dress up your favorite look, from cocktail dresses to jeans and tee!

Calvin Klein Sequin Tank Dress ($98, Nordstrom)

For those that really want to make an entrance, a dazzling sequin dress is the way to go! The styles of the season are sexy and sophisticated, and would look great as is or with a pair of tights and a bomber jacket. The key to pulling off such a stand out dress is to keep your accessories simple. Nude or black pumps are best, while a pretty pair of studs and a cocktail ring would finish off the look perfectly. Remember, the dress (and you) is the star, so no need to overdo it!

Calvin Klein Sequin Tank Dress 98_Nordstrom

Sequin Front Tank ($39.90, Express)

If you want to rock the sequins but don’t think you can pull it off from head to toe, try a glimmering embellished tank or blouse. This festive style can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Wear it with a pair of black skinny pants for a sleek look, or layer it under a blazer with jeans for a casual chic feel. A stunning pair of chandelier earrings or a cuff bracelet would complement both looks beautifully.

Sequin Tank 39.90_Express

TOMS Shoes “Glitters” ($54, TOMS Shoes)

Put a fashionable kick in your step with the “Glitters” collection from TOMS Shoes! , Known for their amazing mission of “One for One,” TOMS donates one pair of shoes to a child in need with every pair purchased. This holiday season, you can look casually glam while also giving back. Available in gold, silver, pink and black, these shoes will definitely add some sparkle to your holiday wardrobe. Wear them with jeans, slacks, skirts, and even your favorite little black dress!

Gold Glitters 54_TOMS

Rose Evening Bag ($33.56, Handbag Heaven)

If you’re looking for the perfect accessory to complement your cocktail dress and heels, there’s nothing more glamorous than a beaded clutch. This stunning evening bag is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with its two tone sequins and rhinestone encrusted enclosure. Available in gold/white, black/silver, and silver/white, you’ll definitely be able to find a combination that will match your outfit. Other than a fabulous statement necklace, a festive handbag is the best way to dress up any holiday ensemble!

Rose Evening Bag 35.66_HH

Art Deco Headband ($62, Bethany Lorelle)

For a unique twist on the holiday accessory, try a vintage inspired headband with beautiful beading and sequins. This handmade headband will add an elegant and feminine touch to any outfit. Whether you’re wearing an evening gown, sheath dress, or suit, a dazzling headband is a simple and fashionable item to spice up your look. And since the headband is the new must have accessory, you’ll be able to use these pretty pieces for seasons to come!

Deco Beaded and Sequin Headband by Bethany Lorelle

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