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Daily Connoisseur Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Hello dear friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a great day. I had been ill the previous week (which is why I don't sound too great in this video) but I'm much better now. It was a fantastic day full of delicious food and remembering all that we are grateful for.

My annual holiday gift guide is here and I am excited to share my top picks with you in today's video.

The Daily Connoisseur tote bag and mug make a great novelty gift for fans of this blog. On Instagram, Melanie writes, "I purchased both mugs and both totes. I will be tucking Jennifer’s books in the totes with the cups as gifts for my teenaged daughter and her friends. 😍" Melanie, what a cool idea. I love it!

A Vintage Christmas: A Collection of Classic Stories and Poems
makes a beautiful gift. This book includes authors such as Louisa May Alcott, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and more. This is the type of book one could bring out each Christmas and enjoy for years to come.

The hot stone shiatsu massager by Naipo would make a great gift. I can't tell you how much I love mine. It's a really high-quality massager and affordable too! It's only $34.99 on Amazon (plus they have a 20% off coupon)

The Needak Rebounder is a big-ticket item, but would make a show-stopping gift. You know after Christmas everyone is interested in healthy eating, exercise and resolutions. Everyone in my family loves the rebounder. It's our primary form of exercise. The children even jump on it for several minutes a day. This would make an excellent gift. Needak have given me a coupon code to share with you. Purchase any soft-bounce rebounder (folding or non-folding) and use the code DAILYCONN to receive 6 free replacement springs with your order. (This code is valid until January 1, 2019.) (Please note, you will receive 6 free replacement springs, not 12 as previously noted. This is an update from the Needak factory). Also, another correction: regarding springs vs. bungees, bungees are replaceable, however their problem is that you don't notice their sagging. When a spring breaks, it breaks and you can replace it. This is the chief difference between springs and bungees.

Escape room in a box: The Werewolf Experiment
is a game designed by two dear friends of mine. Their game has taken off and was produced by Mattel and labeled by the Times of London one of three holiday games to get this year (next to Scrabble and Monopoly)! This makes a fun and unique gift and is perfect for anyone you know who is a fan of solving puzzles or taking part in escape rooms.

Tired of giving out Starbucks gift cards and want something a bit more personal? Customizable notepads from Zazzle are perfect gifts for teachers.

Here are some that I ordered this year...

OK, husbands, are you out there? This one's for you! Ana Luisa Jewelry make beautiful, high-quality limited edition jewelry that is also affordable. These earrings, for example, are plated in 14K gold with real irregular pearls and sell for $85. Use code Jennifer10 with my link for $10 off.

Jenny Williams is the talented artist behind Carrot Top Paper Shop. She creates art around literary heroines. Her creations make beautiful and unique gifts. New customers can use the code MADAMECHIC25 to receive 25% off during the holiday season (expires January 31, 2019).

You know my favorite nail polish is by Londontown. Their 9-free, vegan nail polish is cruelty-free and so luxurious. I love their formulas and their colors. Their beautiful packaging would make a great gift for your daughter, mother, aunt, or best friend. Use code JenniferS for 25% off your order.

This year, I'm sending my literary agents in New York gift packages from Bend Soap Co. They have beautifully crafted all-natural gift packages featuring their famous goat milk soaps. I particularly love their sugar scrubs, milk baths, and generously sized goat milk soap bars to give as gifts. Use my link and code THANKFUL18 to receive 20% off your order (valid only from Black Friday to Cyber Monday at midnight). If you are seeing this after November 26th (Cyber Monday), use code DC10 for 10% off your order.

My gift guide wouldn't be complete without a mention of The Madame Chic books, which make beautiful presents for any special lady in your life. Not only are my stories about living in Paris with Madame Chic classic and unforgettable, the books are also beautifully packaged with artwork by Virginia Johnson. They make gorgeous coffee table books.

I hope that this video has given you some ideas for inspired gift-giving this holiday season. Let me know if you have any other unique gift ideas in the comment section below. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday for my annual Planning for Christmas video (plus free printables!).

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Karen said...
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Ladylike said...

Hello Jennifer,

Thank you so much for the recommendations. I will purchase your friends' game for my 18 year old son for sure! I am confident it will go over well at his college~
I am looking forward to your rebounder videos! I already bought my rebounder a while ago, and I just need some help in using it.

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

Diane Tohline said...

I purchased the escape room in a box game for a family gathering with my adult children and their spouses. We had a great time and fun to see how different personalities showed up in this timed game. Highly recommend

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hello Alexandra and Diane, thank you for watching! I have told my friend, Juliana, about both of you and she is thrilled that you are purchasing her game. Best wishes to you both.

~ Jennifer