TBB Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway 2014

It’s here! Holiday season is back again and we are bringing back some of our favorite vendors (plus a new one or two!) for our annual Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve got special deals just for you for being a TBB reader. All of our participants have programmed promo code TBB2014 into their websites to give you exclusive savings.

But, that’s not all!  Three lucky readers will be chosen randomly to win one of these cool items! Read on to find out which one and how!

 

Item 1: The gift with a purpose:

I founded Priceless Life Fund inc with three other people. Our common thread is infertility animaged the fight to not only overcome it, but make it known that life should be priceless for all. The goal of our 501 (c) 3 organization is to help couples afford treatments which often are not covered by insurance. You don’t have to have suffered IF to sport our cool necklace. The sterling silver beauty is double sided, that’s right, two necklaces in one! On an 18″ chain, the entire piece is manufactured by Good Charma.  All proceeds from the sale go to help couples afford the gift of parenthood. Go to pricelesslife.org and enter code TBB2014 to get 15% off through December 20th, 2014.
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Item 2: The gift with a conscience:

The folks at floridasoapcompany.com strive to make the earth a better place. By using all natural vegan ingredients, their luxurious spa quality bath products are sure to please everybody. If you have somebody on your gift list who demands only the purest, and who wouldn’t, treat them to a basket of goodies from Florida Soap Company. Get 15% off until December 20, 2014 with code TBB2014.

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Item 3: The gift of glamour:

Who doesn’t need a little bit of old style Hollywood glamour in her life? The wrapadoo.com line of spa and home products give you glamour, comfort, and convenience. The brand’s head and body wraps are designed to keep you warm, dry, and fashionable when you are just out of the shower. A MUST have for putting on your makeup before an event, the wraps will keep your hair out of your face and makeup off your clothes. Want a little something in the bedroom? Spring for a luxurious Wrapadoo  throw. Whether you are in the bath, at the beach, or in your boudoir Wrapadoo will keep you wrapped in luxury. It’s the perfect gift for the girl who has almost everything, just ask the ladies of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Get 20% off until December 20, 2014 with code TBB2014.

imageItem 4: The gift of luck:

Good Charma is a luxury designer known for bringing good luck to the wearer and a favorite of The Real Housewives of New York City‘s Heather Thomson  and Carole Radziwill. Each charm is crafted in Bali of the finest sterling silver and gold vermeil. The pieces are all symbolic with images of love, peace, luck and positive energy. Said to “bring good luck to those who wear it“, GC ‘s designs are perfect to bestow on your loved ones for a prosperous 2015. Use code TBB2014 at goodcharma.com now to receive 20% off until December 20, 2014.

imageItem 5: The gift for him:

…or her! The EBeanie from whatsgoodebeanie.com will please everybody on your list. Trendy techie? Check! Tough to please teenager? Check! On the go athlete? Check! They will all love this stylish and functional way to keep warm, look cool, and stay in touch. The comfy skull cap hides a Bluetooth device that links to your smartphone. Chat and listen to your fave tunes hands free! Take it in the car, to the game, or on a run. When it needs a wash just pull the unit and its attached headphones  out of the hidden pocket and toss it in the machine. Comes with an easy to use charger. Get 25% off until December 20, 2014 with code TBB2014. We actually think this gift is so perfectly suited for everybody on your list that we are giving away three black What’s Good EBeanies, courtesy of What’s Good LLC, to three lucky readers. To enter leave a comment on this page and tell us who you would like to give an EBeanie to this holiday season!

*Congrats to Laura and Seth for winning the Ebeanies! Your prizes will ship Wednesday 12/17/14 !

imageItem 6: The gift of taste:

You all I know I love to cook and recently a friend turned me onto Poca’s Hottest, a line of all natural specialty sauces, seasonings, and marinades that hail from Florida. They source their ingredients from local growers and each creative name, flavor, and label was inspired by a local Floridian band. A portion of each Poca’s Hottest sale is donated to musical non-profit organizations in Florida. From now through December 20th enjoy 15% off your pocashottest.com order with code TBB2014. Gift wrapping is available on Poca’s products as well!

imageItem 7: The gift of warmth

Vincent Van Gogh said “…and what is done in love, is well done”; and this applies to the carefully constructed knits from Midwest Crochet. Founder “Crochet” Michele left a career in television to pursue her 30 year passion for crochet. The results of that transition are colorful, cozy, and sturdy scarves, hats, and ponchos. Her designs are worn and loved by the likes of Kristen Johnston, Melissa Gorga, and Kathy Wakile. In fact you have seen her magnificent cowl neck scarf (a staple in my own wardrobe) on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. I get compliments each time I wear a Midwest Crochet design. Right now get 20% off at midwestcrochet.com and crochetconcepts.etsy.com with code TBB2014 through December 20th. Please note, because Michele’s designs are handmade, orders must be placed before 12/5/14 to be shipped in time for Christmas delivery. Any order placed after 12/5 will ship after 1/1/15.

 

*TBBReality.com has partnered with the above companies to bring you these special offers. All offers are good until 12/20/14. TBB does not guarantee shipping in time for holidays. Shipping rates and windows are determined by each individual vendor and vary on vendor stock and when order is placed. TBB will never share or sell your email to a third party. TBB will never email you directly unless it is to notify you that you have won a contest.

 

 

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Really Great Reality Inspired Valentine’s Day Gifts

I truly am in love with February, it is one of my favorite months of the year. February rocks because, even though it is the shortest month on our calendar, it probably has the most reasons to celebrate;  Superbowl, Ground Hog Day, Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day. Toss in with that the fact that the days are lengthening and Spring is right around the corner, and who can help but feel giddy? Of all these amazingly cool events, Valentine’s Day is my favorite…not because I am sucker for cheesy cards and chocolate, but because all the pink and red decorations are a welcome change from the dreary gray of winter.  

Though I do like to acknowledge Valentine’s Day, I’ve learned over the years the pitfalls of the typical gifts and rituals. Chocolate? I just finally started to get rid of December holiday…and January birthday cake in our house…pounds, I really don’t want a visit from Lady Godiva. Dinner reservations? Nope, restaurants are often crowded, prices are inflated, and the extra busy kitchen often results in mediocre food and service. Flowers? Prices on those are spiked this month too, and they die…not a good message for eternal love. So below I have compiled some cool gifts inspired by some of my fave Reality TV  shows. Remember, you don’t need to be coupled or even wait for these if you are. See something you like, treat yourself…like Whitney sang self love is the greatest love of all! 

Photo: GraceandLace.com

Photo: GraceandLace.com

Sharktank :These leg warmers from Grace and Lace are really awesome. So awesome that in 2012 they were labeled a “Best Pinterest find.” Personally I’ve never wanted leg warmers before, at least not until I saw these. Maybe it’s how relaxed the model looks, maybe it’s all the snowstorms we’ve had this winter, or maybe it’s just the signature peek a boo of lace that the company is known for. Either way I want them and at $34 they cost less than a dozen roses! https://www.graceandlace.com/leg-warmers/the-miss-molly/

Photo:mayabrenner.com

Photo:mayabrenner.com

 

Courtney Loves Dallas: If you’re like me you spent much of this show with your eye on what fashion blogger Courtney Kerr was wearing. One piece I could not take my eyes away from was her adorable  State of Texas charm necklace. I researched and found the piece comes from designer Maya Brenner. Brenner’s “statement” necklaces range from $130 in sterling silver to $1800 for gold with complete diamond border, she’s got something for every budget. Perfect gift if you’re relocating for love!

http://mayabrenner.com/catalog/states

Photo: Charmed By Charlotte

Photo: Charmed By Charlotte

 

 

Real Housewives of Miami: Angels  for Animal Rescue is a not for profit organization developed by RHOM’s Joanna Krupa and her partner Gabi Gutierrez. Jewelry designer Charlotte Smith’s stretch bracelets for the organization are not only perfect for those On the Wings of Love but a bonus for those who are animal lovers as well. Part of each sale goes to benefit Krupa and Gutierrez’s organization. The bracelets cost $18 – $38. http://www.etsy.com/listing/165939802/angels-for-animal-rescue-bracelet-with?ref=shop_home_active_2

Photo: GoodCharma.com

Photo: GoodCharma.com

Real Housewives of New York City: Funky jewelry from Good Charma can be spotted in nearly all RHONY episodes on Heather Thomson. Also worn by stars like Beyonce GC’s pieces are inpsired by owner/designer Pam Fink‘s trips to Bali, where each silver and gold vermeil charm is made. Meant to spread good luck and good will, a gift from Good Charma says “I’m lucky to love you!” GC jewelry ranges from under $100 to the mid $400s. There is something for everyone! Bonus, all orders placed by Valentine’s Day come in a limited edition heart shaped box. Lovely! http://goodcharma.com/

 

 

Still can’t find anything that excites you? Well there’s always Bedroom Kandi, but you can check that out yourself!