When luxury food makes the best gift

Trying to find something for the person who has everything?

Why not give them something to eat or drink that is simply sublime. These delicacies are sure to make any special occasion extra special.

Vegetarian and truly a taste sensation, truffles really pack a flavour punch but not without leaving a dent in your wallet. Just grate a few grams  of Italian summer truffles over freshly made fettucine with some butter and oil for an amazing and memorable meal. These of course are not to be confused with chocolate truffle which of course will always please. Try this elegant Godiva chocolate truffle collection.

Wagyu kobe beef has become revered all over the world for its tasty and succulent nature. At a cool 150 bucks for 10 ounces, it aint cheap but this Authentic Japanese filet mignon will be unforgettable I am sure. Maybe try a 2010 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Pauillac at 999 dollars a bottle with it or a less expensive 2012 Chateau d’Armailhac Pauillac Grand Cru Classé at 50 bucks.

What is the best champagne in the world? Well the jury is out on that I am afraid. However, there are plenty to choose from and the small size of the bead in French bubbles is undeniable. A bottle of Dom perhaps?  Or perhaps a drop in an over-the-top bottle…. the NV Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” Gold Brut will definitely sparkle!

Maybe wash it down with some lobster from Maine or this caviar sampler.

Happy hunting!



Eco-fragrances: the latest gifts for men and women

Feel like you would like to be ethical about how you smell?

A new trend in fragrances sees the emergence of an increasing number of “green” scents. Made from organic and ethically sourced ingredients and NOT containing various known irritants, these perfumes are a welcome addition to the over-stuffed beauty industry.

Although not new to the market,  Hawaiian brand Pacifica have made a beautifully simple scent that won’t break the bank.  100% vegan & cruelty-free, Pacifica Waikiki Pikake Spray Perfume can be layered with other scents to create your own custom fragrance. 

Why not try  the floral Ilang Ilang Parfum Oil by Tsi-La Organics or a fresh airy scent – Ecco Bella Eau de Parfum, Lemon Verbena.

Many essential oil fragrances can be bought in a roll on which is handy  like Malie Organics Roll on Perfume Oil.

Let’s not forget about men’s fragrance. Natural beauty pioneer Aveda have many scents for men to choose from like Aveda Men Pure-Formance Aroma Spray.

One thing for sure is that more of these products will be popping up, so I am sure you will find one that not only smells good but make you feel all good on the inside!



Start-up gifts

There are amazing new Start-up companies popping up all over the globe to solve the problems of the world or just introduce us to a taste of the future. Here we give you a few gift ideas from these new and clever companies.

Would you like an electric foldable scooter to get around town?

For the dog lover this award winning Smart Dog Collar – GPS Location Tracker  also monitors the activity of your cherished pooch.

For the child who has everything, a cute robot could be the answer.

A 3D pen will give you hours of fun and let your imagination run wild as you create sculptures.  The 3Doodler Create extrudes heated plastic, which instantly hardens, allowing you to literally draw in 3D, freehand or on paper.

Kick-back and relax with these wireless smart earbuds which connect with bluetooth and feature noise cancelling and voice amplification.

If you have been dreaming of a clean shave without the irritation, these male grooming products might fit the bill.

At the end of the day, you might feel like a beer so make it yourself with this fab beer keg

Whatever you are after, check out Amazon Launchpad for some great innovative gift ideas. If you are a start-up you can join the program to help you accelerate your business!

Remember to check out GiftMondo to help you make the right decision.

Gifts for tea and coffee drinkers

Do you have a relative or friend who is mad about tea or maybe can’t pass the caffeine canister? Then try some of these gift ideas.

You can’t go past a  beautiful Japanese teapot or this pretty tea brewing cup. A more formal cup might be a better fit for the tea lover with everything

Forget coffee that has gone through the guts of wild cat in Sumatra and go for this – the world’s strongest coffee which is guaranteed to be fair trade and certified organic for an ethical cup with a kick!

Coffee drinkers take their equipment very seriously – try this portable espresso machine or a more stylish version for that perfect kitchen….need to grind the beans first?

If you are looking for something truly unusual why not try this Japanese Matcha tea Kit-kat or one of the many other Japanese green tea treats

Happy Brewing!

Check out other ideas at Giftmondo


Fun gift ideas – Cook books with a difference

Make gifting a recipe book a real feast for the funny bone.

All recipe books ain’t just recipe books. Some come with a smattering of fun on the side. Whether you want to truss that bird – Fifty Shades of Grey style or add a little more chemistry to the mix a la Heisenberg, there are plenty of cook books to add some more silly to the season.

Who could resist;

Game of Scones: All Men Must Dine: A Parody.

For the adventurous there is;

50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! (Health AlternaTips).

If you are nervous about cooking for difficult people, why not try;

Cooking (for A**holes): Terrible things I’ve done. Tasty apologies. Little to no remorse.

…and then when you are really asking yourself – what the f*@k should I make for dinner, you need look no further than;

What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner?: The Answers to Life’s Everyday Question (in 50 F*@#ing Recipes).

Whatever the mood or occasion, you can guarantee  there is a recipe book that will make you giggle.

Happy cooking!


Get your ugly on! – Christmas gifts to help the cheer

Christmas is a time of giving and not all of it is pretty.

Nothing is more traditional and typically ugly than the Christmas sweater but if you add some humor you get the birthday boy sweater or this long sleeved Tee with pet rats in tinsel motif.

If you just want to hide, why not wear these Christmas tree leggings  matched with the perfect top to really blend in.

For the cat fanatic, what could be better than kittens in Santa hats hurtling through space on flying pizza.

but if you decide that you can’t get your ugly on, there are less offensive options like this Christmas dress or this vintage inspired dress or a cute not so ugly nordic inspired sweater

For those who want to scare grandma there is the shagging moose sweater.  Whatever you decide to wear don’t forget to wear your Christmas tree undies underneath.

… and here is the stunning  Mrs Claus outfit …just don’t expect to get lucky ladies!


Black Friday, is gift time – Bring it on!


Come on…everyone loves a bargain and now is the time…but as I have said before…the crowds are confronting and unnecessary. Go online and let your fingers do the walking!

So what are you going to get the best savings on?  Well just about anything! Here are a few that I spotted.

Over 70% off some magazine subscriptions. Get 6 issues of Popular Science magazine for only 10 dollars or 12 issues of National Geographic for $19. There is a whopping 90% of Better Homes and Gardens – 5 bucks for 12 issues!

86% off this alpine Swiss men’s leather RFID bocking money clip for $8.99 or this aromatherapy diffuser now only $19.95…saving $50.

Don’t forget to check out the daily deals that Amazon is offering here!

Happy hunting!



Black Friday best deals – Sale- TVs, appliances and more – A gift or treat yourself?


The Black Friday Amazon sale has begun and finishes ends at 23:59 on Friday November 25.

So need a new TV ? this could be the time to get it but that’s not all.

Over a thousand Amazon Marketplace sellers are taking part in the Amazon sale, offering customers deals on everything, including HD TVs, audio products, home accessories, popular toys and more.

Happy hunting and don’t forget to check out www.giftmondo.com for great gift ideas!

Black Friday countdown- get your Christmas gifts early for less during the sale


Why wait until the weekend before Christmas to buy those gifts that you have to buy for family and friends? And you don’t have to wait until Friday the 25th of November to bag a bargain.

As I am sure you will already know, on Black Friday many retailers will open their doors early, sometimes before midnight to welcome avid bargain hunters. However the keen throngs can be blissfully avoided by buying online and the sales have already started.

Think it is about to get cold? Maybe try a new warm jacket to get you through the winter chill or a fab pair of headphones to help you cope with the cacophany of Christmas. Check out these pre -holiday deals to make the season easier on the hip pocket.

So you can pick up a great deal for your family or indeed yourself if you think you deserve it. If you want to minimize time and effort, get some ideas from  www.giftmondo.com and let us take the chore out of choosing.



Thanksgiving gifts and giving

Thanksgiving is all about saying thanks and expressing gratitude for many things and in many ways. It is about family, unity and marked by getting together and often sharing a traditional turkey dinner. No matter what, you will want bring something for your host to say thanks. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Something for the table can often be a welcome addition to the festive spread.  These cute thanksgiving magnetic markers will stop the confusion around whose drink is which. Some turkey serviettes will fit right in at a traditional turkey feast whereas perhaps a festive T-shirt for your favorite vegetarian would be fitting or why not try these unusual candies as a thanksgiving treat.

Something to drink? What about a nice bottle of pinot noir or a bottle of champagne.. .and who doesn’t love a great gourmet hamper!

If all else fails there is always the novelty pumpkin pie hat!

But please refrain from this! For the cat’s sake!

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