Gift A Day! – 2017


Need ideas for your holiday shopping? Look no further. We’ve got a bunch of great items for you, and we are adding more to our list every day.

“It’s lovely to give something like this, so real and from your home. it IS enough.” – Jodi.

A Basket of Lemons

  • Tropicana Premium Fresh Lemons 2 Lb Bag
  • firm & juicy with a tart finish
  • excellent source of antioxidant vitamin c

Hear why Sam is NOT into this idea at 8:40 minutes in the show podcast below

Every-day use items for the Kitchen

Collapsible Measuring Cups

  • RECIPES DEPEND ON ACCURACY – Baking and cooking requires spot on measurements to produce the results intended. Our set provides the true amount every time to cook like a professional.
  • EXTRA DURABLE AND BUILT TO LAST – Perfect set of 8 food grade collapsible measuring cups and spoons which are dishwasher safe. Our handles will never snap when handling dry or wet ingredients!
  • USER & SPACE FRIENDLY DESIGN – Collapsible cups do not take up much space in your kitchen and each cup can be separated to use individually. Size is clearly engraved so you always know how much you are adding.
  • KITCHEN CONVENIENCE – Extra long handles of measuring spoons to scoop from deep containers. All spoons are attachable to included key ring for easy storage and organization.

Olive Oil Bottles

  • This oil and vinegar set is excellent for use with liquid beverages, ingredients, olive oil, and much more.
  • Classic and elegant restaurant look and feel, the oil and vinegar dispenser allows for easy controlled pouring and minimal over spilling.
  • Includes 14 oz capacity, glass matching set that will bring a classy feel to any table.
  • Made from high quality glass is sturdy and reliable for long term use perfect for any kitchen.

Cheese Board

  • Durable 100% natural bamboo wood round cheese board with concealed slide out storage tray
  • Includes stilton knife, cheddar knife, hard cheese knife and cheese fork – all with strong stainless steel blades and smooth bamboo handles
  • Suitable for both cutting and serving – the perfect centrepiece for parties and entertaining
  • Board size: 9.8″ diameter, 1.2″ height (approx.). Food grade safe (LFGB & FDA approved)
  • Great gift idea for Christmas, anniversaries, weddings and birthdays


Listen to Jodi explain why these are the best gifts for those shopping in the final stretch:

Tervis Tumblers

  • Keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold
  • Co-polyester BPA and Melamine free construction
  • Microwave, freezer & dishwasher safe
  • Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee
  • Made in the USA

Jodi gives rave reviews for them on the show at 16:36 in the podcast:

Man Crates

(Sam explains this great gift idea for guys at 11:04 minutes into the show podcast below.)

Exotic Meat Crate (Exotic Jerky Gift) – Jerky & Meat Sticks Sampler – Comes in a Wooden Gift Crate – Great Gift for Men – Exotic Meat Jerky Gift 

  • Buffalo Jerky (3oz) & Rabbit Jerky (3oz)
  • Elk Summer Sausage (16oz) & Venison Landjaegers (6oz)
  • Wild Boar BBQ Jerky (0.75oz) & Alpaca Jerky (1oz) & Beef and Ostrich Stick (1oz) & Maple Duck Jerky Stick (1oz) & Beef and Pheasant Jerky Stick (1oz)
  • These exotic meat sticks and sausage use a time tested recipe that balances wild game with premium pork or beef to accentuate the flavors
  • Comes in a Wooden Gift Crate – Jerky Lover Gift Set – Great Gift For Him – Christmas Gift – Birthday

Bacon Gift Pack (Bacon Lover Sampler Set) – Bacon Six Ways – Gourmet Food Gift – Great Gift For Men – Comes in a Wooden Gift Crate

  • Bacon Hot Sauce (5oz) & Bacon Salt (4oz)
  • Bacon Jerky (2oz)
  • Sir Francis Bacon Brittle (Chocolate or Peanut)
  • Vosges Dark Chocolate Bacon Bar & 2 Packs of Cured Bacon (8oz each)
  • Bacon Lover Gift Set – Great Gift For Him – Birthday Gift – Comes in a Wooden Crate Made of American Pine

WREBBIT 3D Diagon Alley 3D Jigsaw Puzzle (450 Pieces)

  • Going through a brick wall or using floo powder to access Diagon Alley isn’t necessary anymore. This two-piece 3D puzzle gives muggles full access to a hidden side of London
  • Discover a unique range of Mythical shops where young wizards find their school supplies and more
  • Whether it’s for a wand at Ollivanders, books at Flourish & Blotts or simply for fun at Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes, you’re sure to find what you are looking for!
  • Assembled dimensions 21,75″ L x 7,75″ W x 8,5″ H
  • WREBBIT puzzles are the STURDIEST 3D puzzles on the market. Made in Canada

Listen to Producer David talk about it at 5:10 in this show’s podcast:


Uncommon Type: Some Stories
Tom Hanks

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game–and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!

Check out what Sam has to say about it at 33:40 here in the podcast:


Great gifts for anyone who loves to shower.


Hydra Aromatherapy Shower Burst 4 Piece Gift Set + Sachet (Citrus)

  • An Aromatherapy Shower Burst that Leaves You Feeling Wonderful
  • Variety Includes: Ruby Grapefruit + Zesty Lemon + Key Lime + Florida Orange
  • Place Shower Burst Inside Included Sachet and Hang- Re-wet for Multiple Uses
  • A Burst of Amazing oils that will leave a wonderful Aromatherapy session for every bath or shower
  • A Wonderful Gift Idea for your Loved one

VicTsing Shower Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker with 5W Driver, Suction Cup, Built-in Mic, Hands-Free Speakerphone – Army Green

  • Great for Outdoors and Shower.The silicone cases and interface design ensure Shockproof, Dustproof ,level up to IPX4, can be used for shower or outdoor (Please Kindly note that CAN NOT make it immersion in water)
  • Impressive & Friendly Design.Detachable suction and Aluminum alloy metal hook offer you convenience to hang and attach it to anywhere you want.
  • Support A2DP and built with a 5W speaker. It can streams incrediable stereo sound with full range output, crystal clear articulate high end.
  • It has built-in MIC Bluetooth speaker and hands-free function, so you can conveniently pick up a call by this mini speaker in car, bathroom, at home or office, anywhere during it is connected to your Smartphone.
  • Built in rechargeable battery, supports up to 6 hours playing time at the volume to 70% of the maximum volume

iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker – Certified Waterproof – Wireless It Pairs Easily To All Your Bluetooth Devices – Phones, Tablets, Computer, Radio

  • BEST SOUNDING SHOWER SPEAKER – A PREMIUM GIFT, BUILT TO LAST – NEW to our 2018 model Bluetooth version 4.1 and the unique iFox WHITE FILLED BUTTONS make it easy to see the buttons in the shower. With CE, FCC and ROHS certifications it’s guaranteed to last
  • 100% WATERPROOF, EVEN FULLY SUBMERSIBLE – The iFox shower speaker is great around water as it’s not just water resistant it can be fully immersed in water up to 3 feet. Great also as a Bluetooth speaker in the car as it suctions to your car windscreen
  • VERSATILE CONNECTION + SPEAKERPHONE – Connects to Bluetooth devices in less than 6 seconds. Easily control song tracks and volume at the speaker and with a 33 foot Bluetooth connection you enjoy music, audio books etc. in the shower, car, beach or pool
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE – This Wireless Speaker lasts for up to 10 hours playing time between charges and it’s fully recharged in under 3 hours! The suction cup attaches strongly to glass, ceramic, or any other smooth surface in the bathroom, boat or anywhere
  • 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE FOR 1 FULL YEAR – You’re taking on absolutely NO risk – Yes a full 12 month guarantee. We are that confident you will fall in love with this iFox Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker. A fun gift that’s guaranteed to bring a smile

Archipelago Botanicals Morning Mint Body Wash 33 oz

  • Light notes of mandarin and fresh basil combined with earthy tones of wild mint and tea leaves.

Philosophy Christmas Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath,16 Fl Oz 


  • Comes in a giftable box for wishing others a happy holiday
  • 3-in-1, Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
  • Leaves skin soft and lightly scented.

Hear all about these great shower gifts at (20:51) minutes into the show podcast below.

SUN-E 5 in Set 2.2 Inch Container Planter Ceramic Flowing Glaze Five Color Base Serial Set Succulent Plant Pot Cactus Plant Pot Flower Pot

  • New SUN-E® collections!Ideal for adding a dash of refreshingly modern design to your home,Great Gift – this ceramic pot can serve a variety of purposes. Perfect gift for family and friends who love succulent plants with a green thumb or keep it in your own home for a touch of clean, modern style in your living space.
  • Material:Ceramic(Made of top-quality clay and baked in high temperatures);Package content:5pcs*Pot.
  • Approximate Size: 2.2 x 2.2 x 2 inch (L x W x H).
  • A simple and sleek contemporary petite Beautifully glazed with elegant, attractive color plant pot.Gardening props, suitable for decorative gardening,desk,bookshelf,dinning table,living room,hosting room and everywhere.
  • Decorations and plants are not included.Handmade products,color may vary.

Hear all about this neat gift idea at (13:15) minutes into the show podcast below.

Jenga GIANT Genuine Hardwood Game (Stacks to 4+ feet. Ages 8+)

  • Now it’s a SPORT! Fun to Play! Exciting to Watch!
  • The classic Jenga game, but MUCH BIGGER!
  • At setup, starts at nearly 22 inches high, and can stack to over 4 feet high in play! Blocks are over 8 times the size of original Jenga blocks. ** Can stack over 5 feet high with Jenga GIANT Genuine Booster Pack sold separately **
  • 54 Over-Sized, Precision Cut, High Quality, Polished Genuine Hardwood Blocks
  • Sturdy box for easy storage and transport
  • Ages: 8 to Adult / 1 or more players

Hear all about this awesome gift idea at 10:30 minutes into the show podcast below.

A gift great for anyone, especially grandparents.


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Hear more about this great gift idea at 05:48 minutes into the show podcast below.

The following idea was from Sam after a listener asked what to give a golfer.

Who’s Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great, and Reprobates of Golf

The funniest and most popular sportswriter in America abandons his desk to caddy for some of the world’s most famous golfers—and some celebrity duffers—with hilarious results in this New York Timesbestseller.

Who knows a golfer best? Who’s with them every minute of every round, hears their muttering, knows whether they cheat? Their caddies, of course. So sportswriter Rick Reilly figured that he could learn a lot about the players and their game by caddying, even though he had absolutely no idea how to do it. Amazingly, some of the best golfers in the world—including Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Tom Lehman, John Daly, Jill McGill of the LPGA tour, and Casey Martin—agreed to let Reilly carry their bags at actual PGA and LPGA Tour events. To round out his portrait of the golfing life, Reilly also persuaded Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump to take him on as a caddy, accompanied the four highest-rolling golf hustlers in Las Vegas around the course, and carried the bag for a blind golfer.

Between his hilarious descriptions of his own ineptitude as a caddy and his insight into what makes the greats of golf so great, Reilly’s wicked wit and an expert’s eye provide readers with the next best thing to a great round of golf.

Hear more about this book at 39:30 minutes into the show podcast below.


Below are all of Sam’s “unconventional” gift ideas.

Bicycle Pizza Cutter – Original PIZZA WHEELIE – Dual Stainless Steel Bike Wheels- Includes Kitchen Display Stand

  • PIZZA WHEELIE is a completely functional and unique pizza cutter. The only bicycle pizza cutter that has 100% dual 304 grade stainless steel wheels that work twice as hard a normal pizza wheel
  • HIGH QUALITY BLADES allow you to make precise cuts into thick pizzas. Both wheels can be used to make pies into slices!
  • DURABLE AND EASY TO CLEAN – Dishwasher safe, stainless steel wheels are corrosion resistant and quickly washed with warm water
  • PERFECT GIFT- Makes for a fun present for an avid biker or pizza lover! Also makes for a great stocking stuffer for a Secret Santa Gift!
  • CYCLIST INSTRUCTIONS: Ride, Slice, Eat, Repeat

Fred and Friends BEAR HANDS Oven Mitts

  • These oven mitts are made from insulated cotton
  • The “paw” pads are constructed from heat resistant silicone, letting you handle hot food easily
  • One right and one left “bear paw” mitt are included
  • Two mitts are included in each package
  • It’s a product that combines fun and functionality in one

Yosoo Super Cute Smile Design Breakfast Mold Smiley Face Breakfast Mold Smile Egg Mold

  • Material: Silicone
  • Handle design,can make your cooking get easily
  • Make all of your eggs cute with our lovely Side Up smile face Egg Shaper.
  • Heat resistant:-40℃-230℃
  • Start your day with a fried side of fun Make your kids love breakfast

Fred SALT+MAGIC Wand Salt and Pepper Shakers

  • This set includes a salt and pepper shaker.
  • Each shaker is made of ABS plastic.
  • These wand-shaped shakers are a fun way to pass salt and pepper around the table.
  • Each shaker dispenses salt or pepper with a wave of the wand.
  • The shakers are packaged in a clear plastic display box.

THE FONDOODLER “Hot Glue Gun” – But For Cheese

  • Build with it. Write with it. Cook with it.
  • All three parts exposed to cheese are removable & dishwasher safe
  • Start doodling in less than 3 minutes out of the box
  • It’s hot cheese. Do with it whatever you please.
  • Craft has finally met cheese.

You can listen as Sam explains these fun gifts in detail at 07:53 minutes into the show podcast below.

The following gifts are a few great ideas for any special needs child. Check out the FULL LIST at THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Be Amazing Insta-Snow Jar, Makes 2 Gallons

  • What’s not to love? Insta-Snow turns ordinary water into a white fluffy substance that looks like real snow. No stirring, no mixing, tons of science fun.
  • Absorbs up to 100 times it’s weight in water and fluffs up to way over 2 gallons.
  • This educational toy includes an activity guide that explains the science behind the faux snow. Non-toxic and fully safety tested.
  • What is S.T.E.M.? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, which constitutes many of the areas educators look to cover for science based activities. We are proud to say that his kit has a strong focus on STEM.
  • Steve Spangler’s Insta-Snow powder is the first and original instant snow polymer that actually erupts. No stirring required. Just add water and watch it erupt into snow in seconds. Don’t settle for imitation snow that results in a slushy mess. Get the original artificial snow that has appeared on dozens of TV shows and movies! Perfect for science activities, parties & decorating.
  • Who is Be Amazing! Toys? – Be Amazing! Toys is a science toy company that is dedicated to creating fun, whimsical, science based activities to get kids excited about learning. Our goal at Be Amazing! Toys is to make every child a hero as he or she discovers the wonders of the world around them and the joys of creative play. Children doing our activities are often overcome by contagious smiles and lots of “Oohs and Aahs.”
  • What’s Included: Plastic Jar with 100 grams of the original Insta-Snow Powder, Activity Guide with the science behind this amazing science activity.

Kinetic Sand – Beach Sand

  • The only sand compound made from real beach sand!
  • Beach Sand feels like wet sand, but leaves your hands completely dry.
  • It never dries out and it’s easy to clean up.
  • Kinetic Sand is for ages 3+.

RoseArt Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint (2 Count), Neon Green/Yellow

  • 2 fun colors-use them individually or even mix them together for a whole new color!
  • 2 foam brushes-your magic wand to paint your masterpieces
  • A stir stick to easily mix water with the powder and create the paint
  • It easily washes away with water
  • Certified non-toxic

Easy To Hold Toddler Crayons, Stackable and Non-Toxic, Primary Color Set

  • Made of certified non-toxic wax; each box contains 12 colors
  • Individual crayon size: 1.3 x 2.2″
  • Strong and easy to hold for little hands
  • Stackable and stain-free
  • Recommended for kids ages 2 years old above

Stretch Armstrong Action Figure

  • The original Stretch Armstrong returns!
  • Grab hold and stretch his arms, legs and torso up to four times his original size
  • You can stretch him and tie him in knots, he will always go back to his original shape!
  • Approximately 12″ tall, Dimensions: 12 inches H x 6.25 inches;Weight: 3.031 pounds
  • The Stretch Armstrong toy is for Ages 5+

Stretch Armstrong Mini Stretch Octopus Green

  • New 7inch stretchable action figure.
  • Octopus can stretch up to 6 x? S his original size.
  • Grab hold of his 8 legs. Release and octopus retracts back to his normal size and shape.
  • 3 colours available. Red, green and blue.
  • Ages 5 years+.

Tosy AFO – Alien’s Flying Object – Flash Flyer Magic Disc, Flies Back Like a Boomerang, Lights Up, Countless Play Styles, Color may Vary (Red, Blue, Green, Orange)

  • Super Boomerang Action: Just pull on the cord and watch it fly.
  • High Flying, Far Soaring, Watch it fly 50 feet in the air. Enjoy hours of fun at the park, while you camp, or in your backyard.
  • LED lights on the disc makes it cool to fly at night!
  • This flying disc toy is built with a Durable Structure and made to last.
  • Bright and vibrant colors, For kids or adults 5 and older

(Hear more about great gift ideas for special needs children at 10:31 minutes into the show podcast below.)

This is the sweetest thing for a kid I’ve seen in a long time!   They tell the doll their worries.  WONDERFUL!!!

Worry Eaters 

  • Worry Eater’s adorable zipper mouth provides children with a safe place to share worries, including upcoming BACK TO SCHOOL anxieties.
  • Children are invited to write or draw their worries and place them in the Worry Eater’s mouth, so that the Worry Eater can hold onto them.
  • High-quality, super-soft plush and unique, eye catching designs are appealing to everyone. Choose your favorite character!
  • Encourages communication between adults and children
  • Teaches children healthy coping skills and builds self-esteem

(Listen as Jodi explains more on this great gift at 25:25 minutes into the show podcast below)


Here’s a gift most people don’t realize they want until they get it.

Honest Outfitters Single & Double Camping Hammock With Hammock Tree Straps,Portable Parachute Nylon Hammock for Backpacking travel

  • Comfortable And Support 500 pounds: This double hammocks fits 2 people comfortably, Lay down with your friend or loved one and still have plenty of room. Because of new 210T nylon, the BACKPACKING hammocks provide relaxing support for 500 pounds
  • Super Lightweight And Easy Setup: The portable hammocks is fit for camping or travel because of its lightweight. You will have everything you need for quick and easy hanging setup. It will take less than 3 minutes to hang your camping hammock on a tree or nearby objects using the hammock straps
  • Great Gift: Adults, kids, people who travel, beach goers, tent campers, they all LOVE out hammock! It’s a great gift for traveling, camping, backpacking, or just hanging and relaxing in the patio
  • Package: Include a double camping hammocks(118L * 78W inches), two hammock straps (10 feets) and two solid steel carabiners
  • Money Back Promise: We promise you will love our Hammock, or we’ll return your money back in 5 hours. You can keep the hammock, this is our crazy promise. We don’t lie

WOW!   A friend’s little girl had 1 of these at a party recently and I couldn’t believe how REAL she seemed!   Then I got to hold her.  I didn’t want to give her back!   A little expensive –but SO life like!   A great gift for a kid who LOVES dolls and takes good care of them.

Baby Doll: Little Peanut Baby Doll – 17″ by Ashton Drake

  • A lifelike So Truly Real® baby doll by renowned Master Doll Artist Tasha Edenholm, whose clever nickname is inspired by her adorable peanut nose, sweet personality, and matching outfit, exclusively from The Ashton-Drake Galleries
  • In her Ashton-Drake Galleries debut, renowned Master Doll Artist Tasha Edenholm gives Little Peanut her irresistibly lifelike personality with meticulously sculpted details from head to toe
  • This remarkable So Truly Real® baby doll is superbly handcrafted with soft RealTouch® vinyl skin, expressive hand-painted features, hand-applied hair and cuddly cloth body
  • This doll is not a toy, but a fine collectible to be enjoyed by adult collectors.
  • For important information related directly to your state, please check our Storefront Page by clicking on the storefront link above, and then selecting the Policies Tab

(Listen as Jodi shares and explains her experience with this gift at 19:17 minutes into the show podcast below)

Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer

  • Instant Pot Lux V3 6 appliances in 1 enhanced version includes a cake and egg program in addition to the Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer.
  • Features 12 Smart Built-In Programs – Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Cake, Egg, Sauté, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Pressure Cook, Keep Warm, Steam and Slow Cook, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button
  • Built with the latest 3rd generation microprocessor technology, up to 240 minutes pressure-cooking up to 24 hours delay start, automatic Keep Warm up to 10 hours, 3 temperatures in Sauté & Slow Cook.Exterior, large display panel, Brushed stainless steel, finger print resistant
  • Stainless steel (18/8) inner cooking pot, food grade 304, no chemical coating, with 3-ply bottom for even heat distribution, fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas
  • UL and ULC certified, includes 10 safety mechanisms to provide users with assurance and confidence, designed to eliminate many common errors.Weight: 14.6 pounds
  • Accessories include, stainless steel steam rack without handles, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup, recipe booklet (English), and manual and time table. To maximize performance of cooker only use genuine Instant Pot accessories

(Jodi gushes over this hot item and why she’s so fascinated by it at 20:39 minutes into the show podcast below.)

Flavored Coffee

  • Discover your favorite flavored coffee
  • Brooklyn Bean, Bosco, Felix & Norton, Friendly’s, Hamilton Mills, Java Factory, Realtree, Workaholics, Andes and Cella’s
  • Try 40 different flavored coffees without buying 40 different boxes
  • Compatible with Keurig K-Cup brewers compatible, including 2.0 brewers
  • Individual flavors may vary

(Jodi explains why this makes such a good gift at 7:25 minutes into the show podcast below.)

Experiences (ideas from Sam)

Day of pampering at spa: massage, mani, pedi. Meal, champagne, limo

Classes: sushi making, chocolate cooking classes, even private cooking class with her fave/award winning chef, chef’s table

Getaway: sailing experience with secret island picnic, hot air balloon flight with meal, concert(meal, front row, meet n greet), beach/mountain day trip”

(Sam goes more into detail on these ideas at 17:26 minutes into the show podcast below.)


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