Are you finding it difficult to find something to wow your workout buddy with? How about a “Harmony” yoga mat from JadeYoga, with a no-slip grip made from PVC-free rubber tapped from rubber trees. JadeYoga mats are not only cushioning to save your wrists and ankles and knees, and they’re also generously sized, not thin and short, forcing you to wonder where to put your body. They also promote sustainability and eco-friendly practices. And I love the bright colors! AdviceSisters Gift Tip: add a beautiful ribbon or cord to tie the mat up with when the workout is done. For every Jade Mat you buy, Jade plants a tree in partnership with Trees for the Future. You can get the JadeYoga mat for $59.95 –Click here to find a retailer near you, and visit http://www.jadeyoga.com/
Who doesn’t love products from Paris, and who doesn’t like the uplifting scent of mint? This gentle, non-drying-out bath and shower product creates a silky, pleasant foam. Its scent refreshes the body and stimulates the mind. $45.00 will net you 8.4 fl. oz. of a Spearmint-scented, luxury body wash from Absolis Patyka. The mint green body wash in a flip-top plastic bottle is gentle, foamy, and non-drying to Winter weary skin. You can use it in the shower, in the bath, on your hands and face at the sink, or even on your hair, if you wish. The scent is minty and energizing, but it doesn’t knock you over with a harsh mint smell. This one is elegant and stimulating. The key ingredient, of coruse, is essential oil of spearmint (with oxygenating, toning and revitalizing benefiits). Patyka products, from the Rue Saint Honore in Paris, are sophisticated and beautifully scented (the Spearmint is just one of a collection of great smelling items). The products are a nice little splurge for men or women, but if you can’t get to Paris, Patyka’s Absolis line is available online at http://www.newlondonpharmacy.com/
Everyone can use a helping hand now and then. I am captivated by GIMME POWER, a Sculpted Hand/Objet d’Art/iPhone/iPod Charger that may just be the most luxurious “helper” ever. True, it’s gorgeous to look at, but it is also a functional iPhone charger. This made-in-the-USA home furnishings gift-able, was designed originally by Linda Zelenko, principal York Street Studio. A nice, “family” touch is that the innovative charging concept was brought to life by Zelenko’s teenage daughter, Ana Piscuskas. You know you want to pick this up and touch it! For anyone who appreciates a beautiful piece of art, or who loves electronics, or just likes eye-catching things, the Gimme Power is a great, luxe gift. It is $265 for the silver version and $180 for a white version. Check it out and order it from http://www.yorkstreet.com/ * this is a feel-good purchase too, as a portion of the proceeds go to the McCarton Foundation dedicated to increasing the educational opportunities for children with autism and making a better life for them and their families.
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