3G2S "Top Picks" 2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Women

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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1.  Epson LabelWorks LW-400 Label Maker ($49.99) - This label maker by Epson is not only the perfect gift for the organized woman, but also for the crafty woman.  Unlike the basic label makers, this advanced unit allows you to experiment with 14 font types, 10 font styles, over 300 symbols, more than 75 frames, and can even print bar codes and tab-style labels.  The tapes available include classic white, black, clear, metallics, fluorescent, reflective, and glow-in-the-dark tapes.  The LW-400 can print up to 4 lines of text.  Unlike more basic label makers, this one has a back-lit screen, a QWERTY keyboard, and can hold up to 50 label designs in its memory.  Just think of all the possibilities for scrapbooking, labeling and tagging handmade goods and gifts, DIY note cards, and more.  There are even iron on clothing labels available!  You may think that a label maker that can do all that must be difficult to master, but the LW-400 is extremely user-friendly.  I was able to do quite a bit without having to refer to the user's manual.  This label maker requires 6 AA batteries, so be sure to include some with your gift.  To learn more about the Epson LabelWorks LW-400 Label Maker visit www.Epson.com.  The LW-400 is currently selling on Amazon for just $36.63 with Free Shipping!


2.  Zazzle Customizable Rickshaw Medium Messenger Bag ($104.95) - If you know a woman who loves bags, especially unique ones that truly reflect her personality, then a bag from Zazzle might be the perfect Holiday gift for her.  Not only are there over 130,000 Rickshaw messenger bags to choose from in different designs and 3 different sizes, you can even design your own bag using your own images and photos.  Prices will vary slightly depending on the size and design of each bag.  I have wanted an owl-themed bag for years, but have just never found the right one.  When I searched for owl Rickshaw bags on Zazzle.com, I almost fell over when I saw how many owl bags there were to choose from.  It took me forever to look through them all, but I finally fell in love with this Luv Bird Owls bag.  When it came time to customize it, I kept the interior color Black, but changed the binding color to Black as well.  I love this bag because it is artistic, whimsical, but slightly sporty at the same time.  That is a rare combination.  The Medium Rickshaw bag measures 18"W x 11"H x 6"D, has a Velcro closure, is water-resistant, and is machine washable.  In addition to a handbag, it would also make a great schoolbag or diaper bag.  To find or design the perfect messenger bag for the woman in your life, visit www.Zazzle.com.


3.  Caboodles "Goddess" Train Case ($39.99) - Train cases are not just for traveling anymore and they are definitely not only for storing cosmetics anymore.  This modern take on the classic train case would also be perfect for organizing jewelry, artists supplies, craft supplies, keepsakes and important documents, and much more.  It measures 12"W x 9"D x 10-1/2"H while closed.  To make this gift even more special, you could hide a piece of jewelry inside or a gift card to buy art or craft supplies to put inside the case.  There are two latches on top that lock with an included key to keep her belongings secure.  The Goddess Train Case is currently selling at Target.com for just $29.89.  You can also find this Caboodles case at Meijer and Ulta stores.  Visit www.caboodles.com for more stylish and functional train cases.


4.  SHOLDIT Clutch Wrap Purse ($49.00 - $79.00) - This is an ingenious way to keep your hands free while looking fashionable.  The SHOLDIT is an infinite scarf with a hidden zippered clutch built into it.  You can wear it as a crossbody sash, as a single or double loop scarf around the neck, as a hooded cowl, or even as a shrug.  You can also tuck the SHOLDIT into itself to create a regular zippered clutch.  There are currently 22 different SHOLDITs available.  The blue and tan SHOLDIT shown above is the Earthy from the Premier Series and is priced at $79.  All current styles are 100% polyester with a polyester/spandex lining.  This neat little gift can be hand washed and laid flat to dry.  SHOLDIT is currently offering Free Standard Shipping on all orders within the U.S.  Visit www.sholdit.com to view all 22 styles and for tips on how to wear your SHOLDIT.


5.  The Macbeth Collection Petite Vase ($35.00) - This galvanized double handled vase from The Macbeth Collection stands 8-1/2" tall and measures 5" across at the widest point.  Although the vase would make a beautiful gift on its own, it would make an even lovelier hostess gift filled with fresh flowers or wrapped with cellophane and ribbon with a bottle of wine tucked inside.  Like most items from The Macbeth Collection, this vase can be personalized with initials, a name, or a word up to 16 characters long for an additional $10.  You can also add an icon or a stripe for an additional $5 each.  There are currently over 500 patterns to choose from in the Design Collection Gallery that would fit into almost any decor style, including modern, shabby chic, and French country.  The hard part will be choosing which pattern you like the best.  The one shown above is the Blake Hot Pink.  In addition to holding flowers or a bottle of wine, the Petite Vase could also be used as a utensil crock in the kitchen.  Visit www.themacbethcollection.com to view all their stylish items for decorating and organizing your home and home office.


Although complimentary product samples were sent to facilitate this gift guide, all opinions expressed are my own.



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4 comments
  1. Anonymous Said,

    I like the Sholdit Wrap Purse. I might add that to my list. I hope there is one of these coming for men. They are always the toughest to shop for!

    Kimberly Dsouza

    Posted on November 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

     
  2. Karen Coutu Said,

    @Kimberly Dsouza: There is a gift guide for men coming. I have it almost completed. I am also working on my Grandparents gift guide. If all goes well, they should both be published before midnight! :D

    Posted on November 21, 2012 at 5:50 PM

     
  3. What great gift ideas thanks for sharing these the wrap purse is interesting, I've never seen this before.

    Posted on December 13, 2012 at 8:46 AM

     
  4. My daughter needs a Caboodle, her makeup is all showing in baskets and looks ridiculous...haha. I like the Label Maker. Think we could all use one of them

    Posted on December 13, 2012 at 1:36 PM

     

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