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There’s only five days until Christmas, and if you’re a last-minute shopper then look no further.  Here are some marvelous gifts for the mom, sister, daughter, grandmother or best friend in your life, under $50:

Hyp-Yoga Audio Class CDs ($14.99/each or $49.99/all five) – Help your loved ones live better with an at-home program that works!! For stress reduction, weight loss, quitting smoking, etc, Hyp-Yoga opens up the body and calms the mind with expansive, full-body poses and deep breathwork, making the gentle hypnosis (on topic of choice) that follows incredibly effective. The Hyp-Yoga Audio Class CDs each include 10 minutes of yoga poses (with pictures included for guidance), followed by a hypnosis session. There are 5 CD editions: Freedom from Emotional Eating, Sleeping Better, Learning to Flow (Stress Prevention), Increased Energy, and Living in the Present Moment. For purchasing information, click here.

Meltology self-heating spa mitts ($30/2 pair) and socks ($30/2 paris) – It’s like Botox for your hands and feet!  Soyaffin™ serum drenches hands and feet with long lasting moisture protection to lock in results for younger looking hands.  Natural, moist heat helps lotions absorb deeper than ever, while Soyaffin™ Serum inside the liners leaves your hands and feet feeling relaxed and pampered.  To learn more about  Meltology products, click here.

Yak Pak Nobu Hobo bag ($45) – The Nobu bag is the biggest hobo offered in the Yak Pak collection, with the Megu coming in right behind it.  The Sabrina is a more petite version of the hobo and also comes with an adjustable tied shoulder strap.  Ranging from just $25- $45, all the hobos are made with a soft cotton twill exterior and a shiny satin interior and come in a plethora of stylish prints that are classic to the Yak Pak look.  To find a retailer near you, click here.

Vanitymark Dr. KISS ($12) – This hydrating lip balm (in a cute pill case) has a natural tint thanks to a pinch of the ingredient found in the mood lipsticks of our past. Kukui Nut Oil and Vitamins A, C & E give a healthy, antioxidant-full and moisturizing hug to keep lips soft and smooth, and sweet vanilla and peppermint give this lip balm a yummy taste and minty zing. Great for anyone who likes their lips!  To find a retailer near you, click here.

On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening Without Boundaries ($18) – A political gardening handbook that calls up images of Mao Tse-tung and Che Guevara.  The focus is on illicit activities, where individuals are inspired to enhance their communities by reclaiming garbage-strewn vacant lots, empty flower boxes, and neglected street-side strips of dirt.  Click here to purchase the book.

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When it comes to selecting a gift for that special man in your life, you may find yourself at a loss.  Let’s face it; men are just difficult to shop for. Marvelous Girl has taken the stress out of holiday shopping by finding gifts for him that are sure to please but won’t burn a hole in your wallet:

 BUTTON DOWN in Black, from Company 81 ($42.00) – The highest quality in fabric, style and wash gives this shirt a vintage feel he is sure to love at a price you can afford.  Clothing from Company 81’s collection have been seen on dozens of celebrities, including Sex in the City’s Blair Underwood, The Hills’ Brody Jenner, E! News’ Jason Kennedy, to just name a few.

TITAN 6 for men by ShaveMate ($9.99) –  For some reason, men just light up when given shaving products.  With six precisely lined blades, this razor will give your man the closest shave possible.   One of the greatest features of this product is that it has shaving cream right in the handle, making traveling easier and eliminating the rust ring in the shower. 

GRAND RESERVE – Robusto Natural 5 pk of cigars, from Gurkha Cigars ($48.50) – Nothing puts a smile on a man’s face like cigars.  So why not impress your him with these flagship cigars from Gurkha Cigars.  Infused with Louis XIII cognac and handmade from the finest tobaccos, he’ll truly enjoy the rich, creamy flavor with a hint of spice and a pleasantly light finish found in these cigars.

CLASSIC TAG-FREE CREW NECK – 6 pack, from Jockey ($40) – Men can never have too many undershirts and at this price how can you pass them up?  The tag-free, relaxed fit crew neck wears well under dress shirts or stands alone for a laid-back style.  Recession or not, this is a gift that will forever be on both his needs and wants lists.

LAPTOP ESSENTIALS KIT from BrookStone ($49.95) – If your man loves technology he’ll blow a gasket for this gift.  This item is one of BrookStone’s best sellers because it has six tools that make his out-of-office laptop use much more convenient.

I always want to buy wool sweaters because of the warmth but I can’t stand the itchiness of the material.  Recently I got to try Merino Wool from Ibex Outdoor Clothing and I was surprised.  The fabric is so soft and silky, you’d never know it was wool!

What’s the secret?  The fabric is a temperature-regulating, anti-microbial masterwork of nature.  Ibex uses finer weaves, with improved designs, by pairing it off with complementary fibers.

Because the wool’s natural temperature-regulating and moisture-managing properties give you next-to-skin comfort, the fabric can be worn in warmer weather as well as cooler times of the year.  And the best part is that it’s machine washable!

The sweater pictured is the Women’s Rossa Hood ($49) available at  www.ibexwear.com.  If you want the warmth of wool without the itch, you have to try these products!

Photo by ckforjc

Photo by ckforjc

Dad is a pretty special guy, and I don’t know about you, but I always struggle finding a great gift.  After some research, I finally found the perfect Father’s Day gifts under $50:

For Fitness Dads:  If your dad is into exercising, he’ll run circles for Advanced Sweatproof Athletic Shirts ($25) from Kleinert’s.  This shirt improves circulation and hydration to keep him dry during his workouts. 

For Dads-On-The-Go:  If your dad travels a lot he’ll be thrilled to receive a Murad Man Carry-On shave kit ($35).  This gift is TSA approved, so he won’t have to fuss with airline regulations and can still have a clean shave while he’s away from home. 

For the Outdoors Dads:  If your dad is good with his hands, he’ll love a Swiss Army Climber pocket knife ($35) – I mean what man doesn’t like a knife, right?

For Grill-Master-Dads:  If your dad is proud of his grilling skills, he’ll savor a Monogram Steak Branding Iron ($40).  Now every guest at his BBQ will know just who grilled their steak to perfection!

For Tech-Savvy-Dads:  These guys are usually hard to shop for because they already have every new gadget under the sun.   If your dad loves technology he’ll blow a gasket for a Laptop Essentials Kit ($50) from BrookStone.  I’ve never heard a man not like this gift because it has six tools that make out-of-office laptop use so convenient. 

Happy Father’s Day!