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.
people really wanted to read Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James so if I know someone who doesnt own one and who is a book lover, i always make sure to give them Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James
To receive all of Target's book club suggestions as new ones are posted.
Love the idea of the book gift card. It would be the perfect gift!
I'd love to receive any of Nora Ephrom's books. I liked the FB page as Rust Hawk.
My favorite book to gift or receive is Strand of Pearls. Beautiful book of finding yourself and being happy with who you are =)
One of my favorite books did give as gifts is the Nicholas Sparks books. Fun fast read! My favorite is The Notebook!
Great idea! Love to win books!
Gift cards do make me happy!
I love to give Cookbooks as a gift I also love to receive them! Betty Crocker is a classic.
I like art books. I would give the book, Hopper's New England. GORGEOUS pictures... amazing artist!
Anything from the Left Behind series.
I love giving...The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
I love to give and receive children's books and Christmas/Holiday books.
like the Livrada Facebook page and Like Nancy Thayer :"Summer Breeze"