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Under Lucky Stars Prints are a unique gift that aligns with the stars

Under Lucky Stars Prints are a unique gift that aligns with the stars

My son is 13 this month and 13 is the age when the older boys began getting gifts a bit differently. At this age they are into cash and gift cards. They are not into toys and games as much and I hated the idea of just handing over cash. So, I began looking to buy them a ‘special’ or keepsake gift to wrap. I think of gifts that are personalized or perhaps something they can carry over to their own place years down the road. We have 3 boys and these gifts are meant to make them feel like they truly have reached a maturing age. This year our youngest was gifted a Star Map print from Under Lucky Stars.

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What is so much fun about Under Lucky Stars is that they use the date, time and location of your choice and print out a star map that is astronomically verified by NASA astronomer!!! This is the sky as it was during that special moment, such as the birth of my son and you can choose other significant dates.

Star Map gift

With Father’s Day coming up, this is a great gift for the moment he became a Dad or a wedding date or his own birth. It can be the moment you bought your first home or the moment of retirement after years of all of his hard work. Whether it be for Dad or someone special, these are amazing gift! Even at 13, this is so special to give and will always be on display in their space!

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I chose a white on Blue, circled. These colors work great together for a Star Map. You can choose colors, designs and backgrounds such as a solid color or galaxy. It is very simple to choose the options and then you tell them the event, name, date, time and place. Even your small town will be available to find as the stars were aligned in your moment and place. Order it framed or unframed. The prices are very fair and the prints are an amazing quality.

Visit Under Lucky Stars and design your Star Map. Give it a try!

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Pet Breed Art by KISH Originals and Prints

Pet Breed Art by KISH Originals and Prints

2018 Holiday Gift Guide Feature: KISH Originals and Prints

Florida-based Artist Gretchen Kish Serrano creates fascinated custom portraits. Whether you choose from her breed art or have her create a custom piece, it arrives looking stunning! Gretchen specializes in dogs and cats, but can perhaps do another pet for you. It makes such a special gift for a pet-lover on your gift list.

“Although I paint in a variety of artistic styles, I have been drawn to these three in particular: Pollock, van Gogh and Klimt,” she explains. “I enjoy the challenge of painting in different styles and techniques. I also admire Matisse, Chagall, Gauguin and so many others.”

The process of ordering a print is easy and you can find step-by-step instructions on her website. You get 1-2 sketches to see for approval and then she will finish your product. I love the idea of seeing how it will turn out before the final product arrives incase you need changes (I wish I could view my child’s school pictures and change them up sometimes that way in advance-lol).

What else? She will put a personal message to your pet on the back of the canvas! How adorable is that? Shipping is included and farming is an add-on option. She takes 50% prior and the other 50% at completion. So, get started now!

Shopping for KISH prints

Available at the KISH Gallery 

Need more gift ideas? Visit the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

Comment: I was sent product so that my feature can be authentic and my own original thoughts for you.

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The Antisana Arrow Blanket by Ecuadane and Giving Back to Ecuador Natives

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This Mother’s Day give a gift she will love that also gives back to natives in Ecuador. This Antisana Arrow Blanket by Ecuadane is by far one of the best gift ideas I have held in my hands. Not just because it is so soft, but because the quality cannot be unseen. It is not a bulky blanket by any means. It is very thin and lightweight for its size, but so warm. I don’t know how they do it! Plus they are made with eco friendly wools. Sustainable products are great to buy!

To sum up the features of this blanket and others like it (see more designs here from Ecuadane) I listed them below:

  • Ultra soft texture, lightweight and breathable, perfect for every season. It does not itch.
  • Versatile, great for the home, beach, camping, picnic, yoga bolster, decorative throw, or for all around comfort.
  • Beautiful vibrant color combinations and geometric patterns add the finishing touch to any space.
  • Carefully constructed with a high quality, durable blend of alpaca and synthetic materials.
  • Extra large: Approximately 93” x 82”.
  • Manufactured in the heart of Ecuador by native Otavaleños living amidst the Andes Mountains and volcanoes.
  • Wash by hand or machine on gentle cycle with a mild detergent. Tumble-dry at low temperatures or air dry. New Blankets tend to shed, after a couple of washings it will subside. Give the blanket a brush after long use or after washing.
  • Great gift for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and more.

Have you ever ordered something and when you open the package you just can’t stop ‘awe’ing over it and feeling it? You see it and immediately are proud of the quality in the look, feel and design all at once. That is what you get with these blankets from Ecuadane and I am proof because I experienced just that with my Antisana Arrow blanket. What is neat is that this blanket is named after a stratovolcano of the Northern Andes, Ecuador. So not only is it hand made in Ecuador by the native Otavaleños but its very name holds the same culture.

The blanket retails for $129.99 and the quality totally justifies the price! Shipping is always free at Ecuadane too. Make sure you head to Ecuadane.com and scroll to the bottom where you can join their newsletter that way you can be made aware of any specials they are offering! They are on Facebook as well so you can follow there too.

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Subscription Gift Idea for Fishermen in All Regions

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Subscription Gift Idea for Fishermen in All Regions

As winter comes to an end, we gladly welcome the spring and summer. I was raised half of my childhood in a fishing town on the Washington puget sound. I have attended several years of the Maritime parade and blessing of the fleets ceremony as our fishing boats head off for the summer Alaska runs. My brother has made many Alaska salmon runs himself on these boats. Whether you live near the coast or by lakes and rivers chances are you know a Fisherman. Lucky Tackle Box has a great gift idea for fishermen of any region.

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Every month a box ships full of top fishing lures, tackle and accessories in the themed box of your choice. There are 9 different boxes to choose from

  • Bass Large Box and XL Boxes
  • Crappie/Panfish/Trout Large Box
  • Ice Large Box
  • Saltwater XL Box
  • Multi-Species XL Box
  • Walleye XL Box
  • Fly Fishing XL Box
  • Bass Tournament Box

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Choose from a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. Many top brands in the fishing industry launch their newest products in the Lucky Tackle Box mailings and the retail of these always exceeds the cost of the subscription. This is great so your Fisherman can try before they buy which we all know saves money in the end.

Tackle and bait

I also found coupons and game codes to win more within the box. There was several lures in my Bass Box and I know the value of these are great so it was exciting to see them all in the months mailing. Shipping is free so there are no added costs. Send a LTB subscription today!

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