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ASOS Valentines Gift Guide For Her

I was wondering what kind of clothes ASOS would have in their Valentine’s gift guide but I was surprised to see a bunch of quirky products besides just clothes. Actually, their selection was pretty spot on. I kind of want most of the products for myself. So I went ahead and rounded up my favorite gifts from their guide below. Enjoy!

Mouse Jelly iPhone 5 Case

iPhone case by ASOS Collection. This protective 100% rubber case has a mouse design with extended ears. It is suitable for use with iPhone 5.

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Similar Finds: Gone Girl Collar Dress

I recently read the book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. If you haven’t read it, I totally recommend that you do. It is an easy page turner that will keep you hooked to the very end. If you are not a fan of reading, you can check out the movie starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry. It stays pretty close to the book and does a great job of portraying the characters and atmosphere. The movie is directed by David Fincher who also directed the TV show House of Cards, The Social Network, and Fight Club. *Side note: I Cannot wait for the third season of House of Cards to air this February! Yay!*

As I was saying, I read the book and was so pumped that I immediately watched the movie. In last scene the main character wears a gorgeous collared dress. It was a good idea to watch the movie because this dress became my new obsession. I searched for the Alice + Olivia Courtnee Combo Cuff Dress but it was sold out everywhere. However, instead of fretting (or going the ebay route) I decided to find similar dresses; and I am happy with my results.

Alice + Olivia Courtnee Combo Cuff Dress

This is the actual dress used in the movie. My favorite part is the back of the dress. Contrast cuffs and a fold-over collar lend a polished look to a fitted alice + olivia dress. The exposed zip cuts a clean line down the layered back. Long sleeves.

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Top 10 Gifts For College Students


1. What Did I Buy Today Journal

Now that they are going off on their own. It’s time to help them learn financial responsibility and budgeting skills. Hopefully, you can steer them away from the dreaded college credit card debt we all racked up. When all those shiny cards started showing up in the mail and you didn’t think about the interest rate and paying them back. This imaginative week-by-week journal invites you to consider all of your purchases, prioritize your financial goals, celebrate the occasional splurge, and revel in the moments when you resist an impulse buy.

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Top 10 Gifts For A Musician


1. Gearlux Music Stand

Most musician’s get by without a music stand, but once they receive this gift they will wonder why they never invested in one. It makes practicing easier and it helps you to focus and what you are working on. No more strained necks because you have your music sheets propped up on the bed. This tool will separate the dabblers from the serious musician.

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Top 10 Book Gift Recommendations: For Her

1. My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories is a collection of Christmas Love Stories with an exceptional group of 12 authors including Laini Taylor author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy, and Rainbow Rowell who is included in this top ten list.Click through to check out the rest of the recommendations :) Continue reading →

Gifts For Your Dinosaur Collector

Do you know someone that loves these lovely animals we call dinosaurs? We sure do! We have friends that wear some type of dino every day. We understand, it feels nice to be surrounded by the things you love. So do them a favor and add another dinosaur to their collection. Here are some ideas to get started: 1. T-Rex Pillow, 2. Oversized Inflatable Triceratops, 3. Oversized Inflatable T-Rex, 4. T-Rex Trying Book, 5. Plush-a-Saur Brock, 6. Tea Rex Infuser, 6. Dino Kigurumi Onesie

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Cute Gifts For The Kawaii Lover

As a cuteness addict I have an extensive list of cute things on my wishlist. If it has a heart, owl, fox, whale, unicorn or narwhal you can be sure I am going to like it. If you are looking for cute gifts for someone who appreciates the adorable things in life here is a good place to start: 1. Sweet Marshmallow Mug Set, 2. Cuddle Buddy Puzzle Page Marker, 3. Owl Keep A Secret Jar, 4. My Milk Toof Bookicon, 5. Hello Kitty 21009 Sing-A-Long Karaoke, 6. Hedgehog Dryer Balls

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Gifts For Your Book Club

I love shopping for my book worms.  They are so easy to shop for because anything that resembles a book will make them happy – literally.  If you haven’t found any book looking gifts don’t worry.  Any gift that make a reference to one of their favorite authors or books will be even better.  Here are some great examples of gifts for book snobs:  1. Literary iPhone Cases, 2. Eyeglass Pillowcase – Set of 2, 3. Literary Art Kindle Fire Case, 4. Index Finger Page-markers, 5. Personal Library Kit, 6. Floating Books Wall Shelf

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Gifts For Your Foodie

We have collected some yummy gifts for those that appreciate tasty treats.  We all know them.  I’m one of them!  The thought of brownies, cookies or macarons brightens up our day.  We don’t agree that cupcakes are passé.  They will forever be cool in our book and so will these yummy things: 1. Jeni’s Ice Cream, 4 Pints & 2 Macaroons, 2. D’Artagnan Gourmet Food Basket, 3. Urban Accents Kernel and Six Seasoning Kit, 4.  Breville Panini Duo Press, 5. Richart Ligne Classique Chocolate, 6.  Waffles Book

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USB Typewriter Computer Kit for Your Modern Writer

You can’t replace the feeling of sitting at a typewriter and feeling the weight of each key like a true writer. The upside of using a USB typewriter vs. a real typewriter is you save a bunch of trees and editing your work is much easier.  Just pull up your latest draft on Word and type away your editor’s suggestions or not.  Ignore your editor, keep going in the direction you were thinking from the start.  The usbtypewriter Etsy shop has got you covered in that front.

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