Give presents that bring smiles.
It is that time of year again, and A Sharp Eye hopes to be helpful. Here are our 2022 gift suggestions. Happy Holidays!
Give your favorite Pickleball addict a new set of 4 paddles, 4 grip tapes and 4 indoor/outdoor balls, all housed in a portable carry bag. $99.00.
Follain’s refillable Everything Soap comes in two fragrances – lemongrass and lavender. I have a bottle by every sink. It is a skin-softening, all-natural biodegradable, vegetable-based hand soap. Refills are easy to order. $18.00 for 16 oz.
A treat for tired feet: So many people have told me how much they love this foot massager that I had to add it to this year’s holiday gift list! It fits up to men’s size 13 and has deep-kneading compression, Shiatsu, and heat for Plantar Fasciitis.
One reviewer said this: “Your eyes actually roll back in your head when using it”. That’s good enough for me! $129.99.
This is a soft, supportive cactus pillow that is great for travel, napping, or putting your feet upon. It is made of breathable spandex and filled with contouring microbeads. $30.00.
Battery Daddy will organize and store up to 180 batteries. It holds seventy-eight AA, sixty-four AAA, eight 9-volt, ten C, twelve Coin Cell, and eight D batteries. It easily fits into most drawers for storage. It comes with a tester. It is 3.5” x 13.6” x 9.25” and weighs 2.5 pounds. It is $12.99.
Are you curious about your family’s origins? Ancestry.com will provide an Ethnicity Estimate in a pie chart with percentages of the user’s ethnicity estimate, locations and details from over 1,800 regions, a timeline of historical changes, how and why the family moved from place to place around the world, receive DNA matches, and more.
These kits are on sale now for $49.00.
Anna & Nina candlesticks are beautiful and whimsical. $38.00.
Take your reading wherever you want and if it’s too dark, bring this light with you. It is cordless, has 360-degree flexibility, and can easily clip onto anything. It comes in pink, white and blue. Clampy Bendy Lamp. $35.00.
This Cabbage Collection designed by Bordallo Pinheiro in the 19th century is still appealing today. This china is handmade and decorated in Portugal. The charger plates are $55.00 each, dinner plates are $34.00 each, and salad bowls are $45.00 each.
I love this India Mahdavi’s “Mabouls” collection. They come in large, medium, small, and stemless. The glasses are hand blown by glass artisans. They are dishwasher-safe at low temperatures. The glasses are delicate and should be handled with care. A set of 6 stemless glasses with one ‘boule’ are $149.90. A set of 6 glasses with two to four ‘boules’ is $181.21.
I can personally vouch for Gelato Fiasco, from Brunswick, ME. It is delicious. A 6-pack with your six choices is $70.00.
This is one of Oprah’s picks for delicious food treats to order online. This Chesapeake Blue Crab Pie is handmade with high quality Blue Crab, a blend of cheeses and over 20 herbs and seasonings baked in a flaky pastry crust. It serves five people. It goes straight from your freezer into your oven for 55-60 minutes and it’s ready to eat. $49.00.
If your thoughts are turning to spring, you might like this little terracotta bird feeder. It is made from 100% recycled plastic from everyday consumer trash and produced with a water-free process. It measures 7” D x 9” H. It is specially designed for birds who like to cling vertically while they eat. These are small birds and woodpeckers. $54.95This mini quilted handbag is a great size. It has handles and a cross body strap. It’s good looking and affordable. It comes in seven colors. $58.00.
Colourpops has fabulous eye shadow palettes, make-up brush sets, lip color palettes, a “build your own” palette. and lots of other make-up. Prices normally are $20.00 – $36.00 for the palettes but the company is having a site-wide 30% off sale while inventory lasts.
Yonana produces frozen fruit soft serve desserts that taste like ice cream but have no dairy. Very easy and very popular. It comes in five colors. All removeable parts can go in the top rack of the dishwasher. $61.99.
The Birthdate Candle – custom made for every day of the year with facts and personality traits about people born on that date. The candles are made-to-order from an all-natural soy and coconut wax blend. The scents vary to fit the birth date and astrological sign. On sale for $44.99.
Lululemon’s unisex The Towel is made from absorbent microfibers. It is great for soaking up sweat or drying off after a shower. It can also be used as a top layer on your yoga mat. Lightly spritz top side before yoga for better grip. It is 26” x 71” and goes in the washing machine. It comes in seven colors and is $42.00.
This is a George Foreman Contact Submersible Grill. It is dishwasher safe and easy to clean as it is nonstick. Remove the control panel and the rest of the grill can be hand-washed or placed in the dishwasher. It has a 30% faster preheat compared to earlier grill models. It can be easily stored vertically and can cook up to four servings. It is 10” x 11” x 4” and $50.00.
Ovicio lightweight cashmere scarves come in many colors. The Featherlight cashmere scarves are made from 100% superfine cashmere. It is the perfect accessory to take with you in the evening in case it gets chilly, or on an airplane. They are not bulky and can be used as a wrap or as a scarf. They come in at least 24 colors and color combinations. $139.00 each.
I love the Caskata School of Fish dinnerware and the companion Crabs set. A dinner plate is $40.00, and a salad plate is $30.00.
Carolina Irving & Daughters sell beautiful china and pottery. Each piece is made by local artisans in independent, family-run ateliers. This is the Concha Small, in cobalt with white. It comes in six other colors and is 5.3” wide and $33.00. It’s a perfect size for ice cream.
Hasbro has come out with the “Official Wordle Board Game”. It is for 2-4 players and suggested for ages 14+. It comes with dry-erase boards. Players compete to solve each Wordle in the fewest tries to win. There is the classic way to play, plus three variations. It was just released November 1, 2022. $19.82.
This trivet comes from a store in Portland, OR that sells handcrafted ‘beautiful’ tools for your home and kitchen. They refer to this Lotus trivet as ‘jewelry for your table’. It is made with beads, birchwood, jute and leather. It looks like a flower, and some of the leather petals can be opened or closed to adjust the size. $46.00 at Thread & Whisk.
These napkin rings are made with vegetable tanned leather and the fabric prints the company uses in their tabletop collection. The napkin rings are sold in pairs, for $22.00.
In the interest of full disclosure, this talented and cheeky artist is my daughter. She is a biologist and has worked in the area of climate change for over ten years. She is offering these and many more unique animal prints for sale. If you navigate away from the ‘Prints’ page on her website, you will encounter her particular interest which is animals with unusual sex lives, viewer discretion is advised! 18″ x 24″ prints are $125.00. 8″ x 11″ prints are $50.00.
This Cashmere All Day Beanie is very soft and can be worn cuffed or uncuffed. It has a warm chenille lining that will keep your head warm no matter what. It comes in black, grey, navy and maroon. It is on sale for $56.00.
From Milk Bar, a just-released cookie recipe cookbook with over 100 cookie recipes. $31.50.
The Hedbanz games are so much fun to play. It is a game of “Who or What am I?” When it is your turn, you ask yes/no questions to figure out the picture on the headband you are wearing but cannot see. Adults and kids ages 8+ can play together. The game is good for 2 – 6 players. $10.99.
Hedbanz has branched out to a couple of theme-based versions of the game. Harry Potter is very popular. For ages 7+.$21.99.
Nathan & Co. sells dolls crafted from cotton fabrics, yarns and threads. The set of four dolls are called the Neighborhood Kids and are $50.00 each. Each doll is just under 3 feet tall.
Kiko+ GG is a minimalist-design wooden toy brand from Osaka, Japan. It makes reusable and fun bubble wand sets, gum ball machines, magna doodles, retro pay phones, and many educational games. The Bubble Wand Set is $30.00.
Burke Décor carries nine different play tents for children. The Teepee is $80.00. Other tents range in price from $80.00 – $205.00.
Jack Rabbit Creations’ Groovy Magnetic Love Bus is ready to go on an adventure. The figures have little magnets to keep the figures in place. Appropriate for ages 3+. $43.95
Picture This is a website for kids to design people clothes, or doll’s clothes, from designs they drew. The child gets the template of the dress or t-shirt they want to design, completes the drawing, takes a photo, and uploads it to the Las Vegas shop that will make it into clothing. Dresses and t-shirts are $49.00.
CubCoats are a 2-in-one adventure. The design of the stuffed animal allows it to convert into a comfy sweater/jacket hoodie, a t-shirt, or a pullover hoodie. They are adorable. There are many to choose among. Prices range from $12.00 – $45.00.
Owleez Flying owl toy is adorable and very popular. The owl wants to be pet, tickled and taught to fly. It has its own berries to be fed, and it loves to sing. It gets recharged with a built-in USB cord. It comes with a nest, food and two different guides. For ages 6 and up. $98.64. Make sure you watch the video to see how it works.
These plush animals are called Warmies because they can be warmed up in the microwave to relieve stress for children at any time of day or night. There is a golden dog, elephant, hamster, moose, llama, otter, snow leopard, puppy, dinosaur, lion, meerkat, and more. They are all French lavender scented. They come in a junior size and a regular size. $16.00-$25.00
This is not just a nightlight for kids. It can also be a spotlight or a mini desk lamp. It is so cute! $15.99
This is a fun present for all ages! It is a sing-along iridescent Bling Karaoke Microphone & Blue tooth Speaker All-in one. It is a wireless microphone and Bluetooth speaker that connects to your smartphone or tablet. The Sing Along Mic is compatible with Android and Apple operating systems. It is made by Trend Tech brands and has a voice-changer, dancing disco LEDs, echo function, skip tracks and Back, earphone jack, SD card slot and more. $59.00.
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