Unique Gift Ideas for Grandma

{Grandma Gifts}
If you've been wondering what to get your grandma this year I've got a few ideas that just may get her checked off your shopping list!  These ideas are a bit out of the norm and I think she just might love them! To see me talk about them on live TV you can head over to Ch 4 ABC affiliate in SLC at 11:30 today! 

If you missed it, here's the link to the segment: Good4Utah with Emily Ashby

Light Affection Lamp
I had never heard of these before so I was curious to see what they were! When I opened the box I was a little disappointed. It just looked like a white mold without much detail. But then when I plugged it in I was AMAZED at how cool it was!! I send a photo of the boys to the company and came back with this awesome lamp! (Not shown.)

You basically send the photo of your choice to Light Affection and somehow they make a lamp out of it. Grab on old photo of your grandparents wedding day and off you go!  

Website: Light Affection
Price: $45-240 depending on the size

Company Info:

"Light Affections offer a special alternative to the traditional way of displaying photos.  Light Affection frames are framed sculpture duplications of any photograph. The photograph is duplicated perfectly in sculpture and then combined with a beautiful lighting system that illuminates every aspect of the sculpture, creating a work of art that makes the memory displayed in a photograph seem as if alive and making it even more treasured.  Based on an age-old art form known as lithophanes (Greek for vision in stone), the engraving of an image comes to life when illuminated from behind. The varying thickness of the translucent material creates the illusion of the original image. Just email a digital image or mail a physical photograph and the company generates the Light Affection without damage to the original image.  Comes in sizes from night-lights to large frames in various styles and shapes."

Downton Abbey Fragrances
 If you or anyone you know loves Downton Abbey and would like to go back in time this is the best way to do it!  These perfumes are the actual fragrances that they high society ladies of the early 1900's wore!  I tried the Lady Cora scent and actually really like it! Its not overpowering but has a rich scent that is great for me! 

Great gift idea. 

Price: They start at $75

Company Info:

The Downton Abbey fine fragrance collection are sensual and sophisticated perfumes designed to embody the personality and style of the central female characters of the show, including Anna Bates, Lady Cora, Lady Mary, Daisy Mason, Lady Edith, Lady Rose and Countess Violet.  The collection’s fragrances are crafted in the artisanal method utilized by the master perfumers so highly in demand during the early 1900’s time period during which the show is set, allowing the fragrances to be very close approximations of the luxurious and complex perfumes which the high society ladies of that era actually wore.  The rich and varied scents of the fragrances have been crafted from pure perfume oils, without alcohol, chemicals, additives, artificial colors, parabens or phthalates.  These fragrances are pure and undiluted, vastly different than most perfumes on the market, which generally are up to 75% alcohol. Whereas alcohol-based perfumes evaporate in a rush, obscuring the delicate nuances of a fragrance’s complexity, the richness of each of the Downton Abbey fragrances can be appreciated much like fine wines. Each scent has top, middle and bottom notes that develop slowly after application on the skin, creating a sensual experience that lasts for and develops over a period of hours.  It is this kind of painstaking fragrance artistry that allows the Downton Abbey collection perfumes to reflect the personality of the show’s characters. 

PlaceTiles Cookie Jar
Classy cookie jars for the baker in your life! Who doesn't love one of Grandma's cookies straight from the cookie jar?  And now she can label the jar and add nice removable magnet accent depending on the theme she chooses!

Website: PlaceTile.com
Price: $55 and up

Company Info:

Fits for the Occasion Tiles are a new line of stylish, erasable ceramic accent labels with interchangeable, magnetically attached motif designs, perfect as dinner table place cards for guests, as descriptive accessories for each dish being served and for many other entertaining uses.  Each Fits for the Occasion ceramic label tile can be customized for the setting and occasion by simply detaching one motif and attaching a new one.  Comes in 16 different motifs to fit any party or gathering theme.  The Fits for the Occasion Tiles come in 2 sizes, 6” x 8” MessageTile size and 2.25”x3.75” PlaceTile size.  $14.95 - $38.95, depending on size and style.  

Sachi Insulated Bags
We use these Sachi Bags all of the time and they are great. They are insulated and come in a variety of size and styles from lunch purse bags to beach bags!  If your Nana doesn't like a traditional brown paper sack lunch bag then she'll love these! 

Company Info: 

Sachi Insulated Fashion Bags are insulated, fashionable lunch bags suitable for any setting.  Stylish and roomy enough to double as a purse or handbag, while effectively keeping food hot or cold as desired.  Easily wipes clean with a damp cloth.  Handles fold down for easy fit in the refrigerator.  Zips closed and handles fold down to the sides so that you may lay it flat, allowing for easy refrigerator storage.  Comes in a variety of styles and colors. 

Cushies Footwear by NuFoot
Winter is here and slippers are the way to go! Give the gift of a comfy, cozy, washable slipper by Nu Foot!  These come in a variety of styles so you are sure to find one that you'll love for yourself or give to someone you love!

Website: nufoot.com
Price: $19.99

Company Info:

Cushies, the newest indoor footwear creation from the Nufoot Company, are a comfortably padded and soft slipper-shaped footwear, but which is also nearly weightless, amazingly flexible and has a breathable mesh top.  They are also antimicrobial and both water and skid resistant.  Its sturdy neoprene construction makes it durable and comfortable on any indoor surface.  Comes in a variety of colors in sizes for both men and women.  

Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy
We can't sleep without our Sound Oasis! I'm not kidding. We take ours everywhere we go to drown out the sounds of hotels, neighbors, babies, family, and each other. :) And I was excited to see the new bluetooth option...now we have a music speaker too! Yay!

Website: soundoasis.com
Price: $59.99

Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System (soundoasis.com)

The Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System combines the best facets of a high-quality, wireless bluetooth speaker and a therapeutic sound and sleep therapy device.  As a Bluetooth speaker, it has a 30 ft. range to stream music from your mobile device or computer.  Its built-in usb-rechargeable battery allows for 5-8 hours of cordless use on one charge.  Super compact size at 2 ½ inches tall by 2 ½ inches in diameter makes it very portable but still has excellent sound quality and powerful bass.  Built-in sleep therapy sound tracks can be customized to run seamlessly for up to 8 hours.  Perfect for improving sleep, blocking noise and managing tinnitus.  10 different sounds are built-in and more sleep/sound therapy tracks/sounds can be downloaded from the SoundOasis.com store or from the Sound Oasis Apps. 
Clever Crates
If your Grandma is like mine then you know how she despises clutter...even in her car.  These Clever Crates are the perfect answer. They lay flat until you are ready to use them! Don't worry, they aren't hard to put together...in fact I did it easily myself! (No directions or husbands needed!)
Website: clevercrates.com
Price: $11.99-$19.99 depending on the size
Company Info:

Pop'em up, fold'em down, Clever Crates are the smartest, easiest way to organize and transport household items. The secret is the unique lightweight and collapsible lift, pop and pack design that creates a spacious container that can be folded, stacked and stored away almost anywhere.  Pop them up to bring gear, drinks and snacks to family activities.  Great for the garden, garage, camping, parties, travel and so many other uses, as well as space-saving and efficient storage.  Ranging in size from 32 Liter (35 lb capacity) to 62 Liter (132 lb. capacity), coming in both open walled and solid wall versions and with or without handles.   Clever Crates provide great portability for both daily activities and in home storage while being easily collapsible when not in use without cluttering your home or vehicle.  Clever Crates are hygienic and easily washed. They are made from durable, reusable, sustainable and recyclable material.  A great alternative to plastic and paper disposable bags and cardboard boxes, Clever Crates have advantages that no other box, crate or basket can match.  

When your Grandma gives you extra kisses at Christmas this year enjoy every one of them!  Happy Shopping!


KUTV Easy Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

{Coming Up}
If you have a glue gun, fake leaves, burlap, and 20 minutes you can do these easy Thanksgiving crafts! Watch KUTV Ch2 (CBS Salt Lake) at 12:40 today (Nov 12, 2014) for my quick demo!

If you can't watch I'll be posing the quick steps of "how to" tomorrow on the blog! 


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