At Christmastime, I agonized over what to get my son’s daycare teachers. There are 12 of them – and even though he has his two main teachers, they all have interaction with him and take excellent care of him. So I needed to buy 12 gifts to show my appreciation, without breaking the bank. $10 each seemed doable, except that most gifts under $10 are utter crap and you’d rather give nothing at all than give someone a $10 junk present.
After almost settling on an uninspired gift (it was so blah, I can’t even remember what it was), Bath & Body Works had a sale on its 3-Wick Candles: 2 for $22. The 3 Wick Candles are a good size (14.5 oz) and usually $20 each, so this was a steal. I snatched up 12 candles in holiday scents for $132—and saved $108! It’s true that I went over my $10 per gift limit (only by $1), but it was okay because I also scored free shipping—and the candles conveniently showed up on my doorstep in mint condition. So it all evened out. But most important, the teachers LOVED their candles and raved for months about how wonderful they smell and how long they last.
So why am I running my mouth and telling you this old story? Well, Bath & Body Works is having the same sale now and I wanted to share the great news.
Mother’s Day is coming up. It’s also prime time for baby and bridal showers right about now. Better yet, why not treat yourself? You deserve it. There are a lot of new spring/summer scents that sound amazing—like Gelato, Lemon Mint Leaf, Garden Bouquet, Peach Bellini, Lakeside, Caribbean Escape and Sicilian Orange—to name a few.
Get free shipping with any purchase of $50 or more. Enter promo code BURN50—but, hurry, because that deal is only good today. The 2 for $22, 3-Wick Candles deal ends on April 21, 2013. No coupon needed for that.
I love giving gifts with a personal touch, like these goodies from C. Wonder.
C. Wonder Initial Letter Charm ($15): How charming! Put a personal touch on everything from bags and zippers to bracelets and dog collars with our gleaming 14k gold-plated initial charms. These one-of-a-kind accents are letter-perfect pieces to call your own or give as a gift to everyone on your list.
C. Wonder Monogram Votive ($8): These spray colored glass monogram votives make for a charming housewarming or hostesses gift, especially when paired with our monogram decorative plates. Each letter comes in a different color – there are a total of six – so when grouped together and illuminated, the votives make for an eclectically chromatic scene.
C. Wonder Monogram Jewelry Box ($78): This sleek, lacquered jewelry box is finished with a velvet lining that makes it perfect for storing keepsakes and stashing personal items with panache. Each one features a prominent initial clasp crafted from 18k gold-plated hardware. It’s also offered in an array of cheerful colors. (more…)
I recently discovered elizabethW, a brand of exquisite and original collections for bath, body, and interiors. Their Perfume Diffuser in Citrus Vervain has turned my house into a home – freshening the air with a sophisticated blend of fragrance oils and natural ingredients. After a tiring day at work, I am welcomed home by extracts of star ruby grapefruit, mandarin, and lime peel entwined with lemon scented verbena leaves.
The oil is bottled in a lovely Italian glass container, accompanied by reeds in their own linen pouch. Both are packaged in a hand-tied ribboned box – which is so darned pretty, you’ll hate to toss it out.
The Perfume Diffuser is a thoughtful housewarming gift – especially for a friend who has small children or pets and typically eschews candles.
In addition to Citrus Vervain, the Perfume Diffuser is available in Citrus Spice, Lavender, Leaves, Lilac, Magnolia, Neroli Chamomile, Rose, Sweet Tea, Tuberose, and Vetiver.
Jaqua knew there was a demand for hand soaps when they found out customers had been using Shower Syrups and Shower Crèmes as stand-ins at their bathroom and kitchen sinks.
Now you can send your favorite Jaqua shower washes back to the shower and replace them with feminine, yet hard-working Hand Soaps instead! With these new, richly lathering Pink Buttercream Frosting and Pink Champagne Hand Soaps, not only will your powder room look even more like a palace – your hands will get cleansed and conditioned with skin-soothing formula filled with fruit and plant extracts, vitamin E and aloe.
Take 30% off Pink Buttercream Frosting and Pink Champagne Hand Soaps, as Jaqua’s way of inviting you to try their newest indulgence. Don’t forget your guest bathrooms too!
Promo Code: SOAP1A Expires: January 16, 2008
My laptop and I are very rarely separated. Which is why the following product really piqued my interest.
Brando’s Thumb Size USB Fragrance Oil Burner plugs into your computer and diffuses a relaxing fragrance. The device comes in four colors/scents (to your fragrance selection (rose, jasmine, peppermint, or lavender).
Note: the Thumb Size USB Fragrance Oil Burner doesn’t have any storage capabilities.