Holiday Gift Guide 2012

December 3, 2012 by
holiday-gift-guide-2012
BooksConsumer GoodsFashionFood & DrinksHolidayShopping

We’ve searched high and low to find the perfect, WYSKy holiday gifts for all of the women in your life this year. Since women are like snowflakes – no two are the same – we’ve included great gift options for lots of different types of women… even the naughty ones.

For the Woman You Know who…


loves to dig in the dirt:

HERS™ – the world’s first HERgonomic™ shovel-spade hybrid. This must-have garden companion is designed scientifically and specifically for women by the online retail company, Green Heron Tools. Co-founded by WYSKs Ann Adams and Liz Brensinger, Green Heron Tools is dedicated to offering high-quality agricultural and gardening tools and equipment designed to work with women’s bodies.
Retail price: $57.99

HERS Shovel From Green Heron Tools

 

 

 


entertains like a pro:

DrinkDotzThese colorful, hip looking, vinyl DrinkDotz are reusable, interchangeable dots that “cling” to the side of any glass to identify whose glass is whose. Genius! They’re from Indigo Root, a home accessories business based in Seattle, WA co-founded by WYSKs Terri Augustyn and Jennifer Gourdie. Retail price: $15.00 (set of 12)


thirsts for knowledge:

Smart Women Company Thirst For Knowledge Mug

Smart women can enjoy their favorite steaming beverage in this generous 16 ounce mug from Smart Women Company.

This inspired online retailer, founded by WYSK Julie Hellwich, offers hip, practical products and gifts that “express the wit, intelligence, and smarts applied to the everyday experiences of extraordinary women.”

We love smart women! Retail price: $9.00 each


likes to get a little saucy in the kitchen:

Sin In Linen Zebra Print Oven Mitt_Pot Holder SetGet ready for some serious pan-handling with this Zebra print oven mitt and pot holder set that keeps the heat where it belongs and the style on her paws.

This sassy kitchen duo is from Sin In Linen, a home goods company founded by WYSK Sandy Glaze that offers a complete line of playful home goods with hardcore style. Retail price: $13.99 (set)


relishes losing herself in a good book:

Swimming In Ihe Daylight by Lisa PaulSet in the ’80s just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Swimming In The Daylight is the remarkable story of the improbable friendship that blossomed between WYSK Lisa Paul (the book’s author), a young college student from the American Midwest, strong in her Catholic faith, living in Moscow, and her Russian language tutor, Inna Kitrosskaya Meiman, an internationally known Soviet Jew whose own government forbids her from receiving life-saving cancer treatment abroad.

As both women hold tight to the strength of their friendship, Lisa takes dramatic action to help Inna, learning that it is possible to swim in the daylight of hope even amid an ocean of darkness and despair.

Retail price: $19.00


prefers that her style has purpose:

Abigail Riggs First Lady Series HandbagsYou can’t go wrong with a First Lady Series bag from the Purse With A Purpose collection by Abigail Riggs, an altruistic handbag company founded by WYSK Gail Riggs.

This sophisticated, patent leather handbag series honors the strength, wisdom and grace of the many First Ladies that have shared their voices to help shape America today.

Available in small or large in the following color options: Hillary Clinton (classic), Rosalynn Carter (natural), Michele Obama (chartreuse), Eleanor Roosevelt (earth), Edith Wilson (platinum), Nancy Reagan (red).

Retail price: $397.00 (large); $297.00 (small)


dabbles in DIY:

Chalkboard candleShe can write a special message, then erase it and draw a masterpiece on this re-writable chalkboard candle by minedesign. It can be used over and over again whenever the mood strikes her to create something.

The candle is made of 100% clean burning, soy wax and comes in a festive Belgian berry scent. The packaging is unsealed so you can embellish, re-box and give the perfect personalized gift. Chalk is included. Retail price: $25.00


plays as hard as she works:

Kor Delta 500_Ice BlueThis slick KOR Delta water bottle incorporates high style with high performance for the woman who values the benefits of staying properly hydrated whether she’s running a marathon, running a business meeting or just running around.

It’s an on-the-go hydration vessel with a confident personality and groundbreaking new features. The versatile Delta has an easy-to-open, push button cap with ergonomic handle, KOR’s Perfect Spout™, and a new safety latch for worry-free closure. The cap and vessel separate with a simple twist for easy cleaning. It’s also BPA Free.

Retail price: $19.95 (500 mL); $22.95 (750 mL)


fancies herself an amateur sommelier:

She’ll have perfectly chilled wine every time. The Corkcicle will keep her chilled whites at perfect drinking temperatures. It will also keep her lighter chilled reds at perfect drinking temperatures. And it even brings those heavier room temperature reds down to more suitable drinking temperatures. Retail price: $24.95

Corkcicle Classic


needs to be in charge all the time:

portable apple device chargerIf she’s a digitally connected, on-the-go gal, who always manages to drain her iPhone, iPad, or iPod just when she needs it most, this stylish portable battery will revive her charge-less Apple device for up to 3 additional hours. She can just plug the charger into an outlet about 3 hours before she heads out to power-up this slim, grab and go lithium battery disguised in a cool print.

Retail price: $35.00


is uniquely self-sufficient:

Faux fur ice scraperShe’ll be begging for a White Christmas just so she can have at her icy windshield sporting this luxuriously indulgent, yet practical and utilitarian, faux fur ice scraper.

The deluxe model (top) features a premium, heavy-duty scraper and brush combined with a 25″ long faux fur mitt to keep her hands toasty, while protecting her gloves and coat sleeves from dirt and grime.

Available in FAUX Sable, Golden Fox, Chinchilla, Cheetah or Black Fox. Retail price: $30.00 (deluxe) $25.00 (standard)


sparkles from within:

Gemstone_Magnets

Glistening stones and rocks with swirling concentric layers of interior minerals make a beautiful set of magnets for your gem of a friend.

Each set includes 8 magnets; one each of amethyst, pyrite, quartz, geode, and four colors of agate slices. No two sets are alike.

Retail price: $36.00 (for set)


enjoys indulging her cravings:

Fran's Chocolates Gray_Smoked Salt CaramelsThis gorgeous, litte box of perfectly elegant treats from the Seattle, WA based Fran’s Chocolates are HANDS DOWN the most insanely delicious caramels ever made. Velvety and buttery, with just enough sweet and just enough salt. Mmmmm! Brava to master chocolatier Fran Bigelow, the woman behind the brand, who seeks perfection in every chocolate she makes.

Retail price: $12.75 (7 piece Gray & Smoked Salt Caramels)


has a way with words:

Pozie Poems, the brainchild of husband and wife team Rion and Kay Merryweather, are moving poetry mobiles that deliver messages of encouragement, love and hope. Made of wooden panels that feature positive words on both sides (i.e. be; brave/bold; yourself/confident; calm/kind), each Pozie is written as a poem that makes sense in different ways as it moves. The top panel is made of chalkboard and left blank so you can fill it in yourself, adding that personal touch. Order from a selection of pre-made Pozie Poems or customize your very own mobile. Retail price: $30.00 – $50.00

Pozie Poems