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“Holiday Gift Guide 2011: For Parents”

Announcing our first annual Holiday Gift Guide series! Every Thursday until December 22nd, we will feature a NEW gift guide. This week’s gift guide is for parents! Enjoy!

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Gift Details

1. Beats by Dr. Dre, Studio Colors

Price: $349.95 | For: Moms & Dads

Artists and producers spend countless hours fine-tuning and mixing music to get it exactly how they want their fans to hear it. But the vast majority of headphones can’t accurately reproduce the intricacies produced in the studio. Simply put,Studios can. With precision-engineered, advanced speaker design, powered amplification, and powered noise cancellation, you hear music the way today’s top artists and producers want you to hear.

I love the hot pink headphones, but of course, they make other colors as well.

Website: http://beatsbydre.com/products/

2. Heartbeats by Lady Gaga – High Performance In-Ear Headphones

Price: $149.95 | For: Moms

Lady Gaga is about pulse-pounding music and jaw dropping fashion. So naturally, her signature Heartbeats in-ear headphones from Beats by Dr. Dre give you both sound that transcends the ordinary headphone along with a fashion-forward style created by Gaga herself. Newly improved with smaller and lighter housing for a better in-ear fit and thinner tangle-free cord, you have fashion and function in one! Now equipped with ControlTalk Universal™, you can take calls from any smartphone and conduct your business in style!

Website: http://beatsbydre.com/products/

3. Namaste Inc: Cali Collection – Laguna Bag

Price: $79.00 | For: Moms

Exterior Pockets? Check. Interior Pockets? Check. Zippered interior divider and detachable shoulder strap? Check. Check. Organizing your craft, work, or kid stuff with your personal items is just another day at the beach with Namaste’s Laguna bag. The Laguna has 5 metal feet on the bottom and strong magnetic closures at the top.

Website: http://namasteinc.com

4. MadPax – Full Pack

Price: $60 | For: Dads

Does your husband ride a bike often? Does he have a cool job where a backpack is needed? If so, this bag is for him! The fullpack is the mack daddy of all the MadPax built for kids (and adults) on the go.

Website: http://madpax.com

5. Cake Lingerie

Price: Varies | For: Moms

Cake Lingerie is an international designer brand, specializing in the creation of sophisticated maternity and nursing lingerie. Worn and loved by celebrities around the world, Cake Lingerie empowers women to celebrate their newfound curves with graceful elegance. With astonishing attention to detail, this gorgeous collection will make you look and feel fabulous. We love their products and I’m a big fan of the Frosted Almond line. The color isn’t like anything you’d find in other stores… This lingerie is “delish”.

Website: http://www.cakelingerie.com

6. Tabasco Family Reserve

Price: $24.95 | For: Dads (and Moms)

Every year, a portion of the finest peppers grown on Avery Island, Louisiana are hand-selected by members of the McIlhenny family for their superior color, texture and robustness. These special peppers are mashed with a small amount of Avery Island salt, placed in white oak barrels and aged for approximately three years. From time to time, however, some of this pepper mash is left to age for an extended period – some of it for up to eight years. This Family Reserve pepper mash is then blended with premium white wine vinegar, strained and bottled as a small batch of TABASCO® Pepper Sauce that has traditionally been available only to McIlhenny family members and close family friends. Occasionally, a limited edition of this full-bodied sauce is specially packaged and made available to the public. We hope that you enjoy this unique sauce. 5 oz. Bottle.

Website: http://countrystore.tabasco.com/

7. Retrospec Bicycles

Price: $300+ | For: Dads

We featured the mini version of this bike in our gift guide for kids! Now Dads can enjoy the same style of bicycle in larger form. With many options, even for smaller riders, hip colorways, and quality components, this is truly a bicycle fit for anyone who is also passionate about who they are and enjoys a nice ride, to work, for play or for a combination of the two.

Website: http://www.retrospecbicycles.com

8. Club W

Price: Starting at $40 per month | For: Moms and Dads

This is no stuffy wine-and-cheese party at the Country Club… This is Club W, a brand new wine club and retail site for the contemporary set – a collective of easygoing, affable, stylish drinkers with perhaps a tad more class than cash.

ClubW participation has countless perks, beyond the obvious (scoring amazing wine at your doorstep; impressing attractive dinner party guests):

· Wine price points average between $15-$25 per bottle, due to the club’s solid relationships with crazy-good yet little-known wineries, like Infinite Monkey Theorem

· An attractive referral incentive: Members receive a $5 monthly credit for every new member they sign up, each and every month that member is active

· Bringing wine into the 21st century, the club gives you instant mobile access to the site and to an exclusive ClubW-created video about your wine – thanks to individual QR codes on each bottle. Scan the code with your phone and let the video inform and enhance your experience

Website: http://www.clubw.com

9. Momglish Pocket Dictionary by Egg2Cake

Price: $12.95 | For: Moms

Momglish: New Life, New Language is a dictionary-driven dialogue that captures the real deal of modern motherhood, one twisted definition at a time.

Website: http://egg2cake.com/momglish

10. Kalencom Fire & Ice Diaper Bag

Price: $80 | For: Moms

This is one of my favorite diaper bags. It’s even great as a bag after baby. You can never have too large of a purse. Here are a few great features that this bag boasts: A magnetic clip keeps the top flap closed • Water repellant exterior and interior easily wipes clean • Roomy interior with pockets • Adjustable shoulder strap • Attached stroller straps • 2 outside pockets • Matching Thinsulate™ insulated bottle bag • Coordinating zippered pouch • Large fold-out padded changing pad • Kalencom Diaper Bags are AZO free. We use no Phthalates/DEHP, or DBP in our PVC.

Website: http://kalencom.com

11. Crocs Men’s Hover Slip On Leather

Price: $59.99 | For: Dads

The Hover Slip On offers a new twist on the classic slip on sneaker in leather. Features Croslite™ material midsole for lightweight cushioning and a retro stripe design. Available in men’s sizes 4-13 in black/stucco (shown) and hazelnut/stucco.

Website: http://crocs.com

12. Simple Joe Coffee

Price: $6+ | For: Moms & Dads

Simple Joe Coffee is a small business that is fundamental in nature: they believe in creating a GREAT product and connecting with the customer in a personal way. Their coffee beans are the best you will find, 100% Premium Arabica beans from all over the world! With over 40 years of roasting experience, a proven process, and awesome flavors, Simple Joe is sure to meet your coffee needs by promising Great Beans & Fresh Roasts, Shipped straight to you!

Website: http://simplejoecoffee.com/

Stay tuned for next week! The topic will be For The Home.

See previous weeks here.

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