We know the holidays are tough. Fortunately, SFGN is here to help you find the perfect gift! From books to gadgets, take a look at our recommendations for your shopping list this holiday season. Don’t worry, there’s something for everyone. Our “2018 Staff” has some amazing suggestions!
Who: Edwin Neimann – Senior Sales Associate
What:Airlines Miles: The Gift of Travel
This is the time of year when we South Floridians take a bit of pleasure in reminding our relatives that it will be in the mid-70s here on Christmas Day. Let’s face it, we live in paradise. So why not give someone you love the chance to visit you here in paradise. Not only can you buy miles for someone, you can also “gift” someone some of your own miles (like if you are one of those fancy frequent flyers who has achieved Million Miler status). Better yet, many airlines offer a bonus on purchased miles, so you don’t have to bust your budget to buy a mountain of miles. So, this holiday season give the gift that allows us all to spend time together during this special time of year.
Who: Pier Guidugli – CEO
What:Book: “Becoming Michelle Obama”
Where:Barnes & Noble
(SFGN’s Dec. 5, 2018, Vol. 9// issue 49 “Cover Photo)
Why:In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, “Becoming” is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
QUOTES FROM THE BOOK
There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.
I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.
Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.
Who: Justin Wyse – Sales Manager
What:GE Philips Hue
Price:$199 starter kit
Why: In today’s world, there is nothing better than technology and the many things it has to offer. This set of lightbulbs for indoor use is a great way to help the techy in your life begin to transform his/her home. The receiver of this gift is sure to impress almost anyone who enters their home. They also offer a variety of other styled lights to help meet the needs of your individual home. The starter pack includes four light bulbs and a home hub station.
Who: Brendon Lies – Art Director
What:Google Home Mini
Why: Google Home is a voice assistant that can make a house into a home. For example, saying, “Hey Google, good night,” results in a friendly automated response that can tell you the weather, tomorrow’s plans, set your alarm, or can play your preference of sleep sounds – or all the above and more, if you desire. It connects seamlessly with Spotify, Nest home temperature control, and even can turn your GE-C Smart Lights on or off. You can pair it with a Chromecast to turn on your favorite TV show with a single command. The Google Home truly shines if you pair it with a Google Pixel, but regardless of the phone in you or your friend’s pocket, it’s sure to delight. Whether you want to make a phone call, order a pizza, or turn down the lights, you can do it all while your hands are hard at work doing whatever you need them to do. The Google Home Mini goes for a great price and is bound to be a gift that keeps on giving. And don’t worry… If you get one for yourself, we won’t tell Santa.
Who: Anthony Pennetti – Senior Sales Associate
What:Kiehls Crème de Corpes
Why:“Awesome product to soothe and nourish your skin whether it’s after a day at the beach or a long relaxing shower to help rehydrate the skin.” Moisturize dry skin with the elegant, non-greasy body lotion. Formulated with Cocoa Butter and Beta-Carotene, this hydrating body cream leaves skin feeling elegantly soft. For all skin types, particularly dry skin.
Who: Clark Rogers – Senior Sales Associate
What:Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell
Why:The Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell works with Alexa to illuminate and send announcements to Echo devices when your doorbell is pressed, or motion is detected, allowing you to hear and speak to visitors with two-way talk. It lets you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC. This device sends alerts as soon as motion is detected or when visitors press the doorbell. It works on any home, with or without existing doorbell wires, to monitor your home in HD video with infrared night vision. It lets you check-in on your property at any time with live view on-demand video, and even includes lifetime theft protection: “If your Doorbell gets stolen, we’ll replace it for free.”
Who: Norm Kent – Publisher
Price:$72 -“When I think of Norm Kent, this is exactly what I think of.”-J2
Why:Because I look good in one, that’s why! And you can too!
Who: Nick Adkins – Office Assistant
What:Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Film Camera
Why:It doesn’t take long for this adorable clunky camera to make the rounds at a party, a get together, or just a getaway. Film stock included, the instant “polaroid” shots will fit in any wallet and overall the set makes making memories accomplishable, fast, and fun.
Who: Justin Musial – Webmaster “follow me on Instagram – Justincredible12 “
What: Star Wars Mighty Minis Boba Fett – Portable Phone Battery
Why: Emergency Power, enter Mighty Minis. They give you that extra juice when you need it, just enough to tide you over until you get back to a proper charger.
Who: Jason Parsley – Executive Editor
What:Luxe Bidet Neo 120
Why:Keep your bum fresh and clean! Ditch the wet wipes and replace your daily hygiene routine with the Luxe Bidet Neo 120. Now you can bring Europe to your bathroom. Why this European stable never caught on in America is beyond me. This is a product every gay man should own. It’s inexpensive and easy to install. By using less toilet paper and not having to buy wet wipes it eventually pays for itself.
See SFGN’s other gifts at www.sfgn.com/2018GiftGuide
SFGN’S 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Book Lovers