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New York Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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It's that time of the year to lift spirits by giving. The following last-minute holiday gift ideas will surely delight most on your holiday list. This handy New York last-minute holiday gift guide will surely help ease your holiday. Last minute gifts and gifts after the holidays are always welcome and they are better late than never. Most people shop for gifts after Christmas because they wait for the sales. If you don't have time to shop around, gift cards will always do the trick!

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Camelio Tablet from Vivitar:

The Camelio tablet from Vivitar as a great gift idea for the whole family. The Camelio, featuring Android 4.1 (JellyBean), is the first fully customizable 7" Android device is perfect for children and their parents. Up to five users can share the tablet with their own customized theme – Hello Kitty, Hot Wheels, Monster High, as well as more grown-up options. The tablet can be purchased at retail stores and online for $112.49.

Plantronics Devices:

Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Wireless Earbuds:

Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Wireless Earbuds makes the perfect gift for anyone on the go. They provide the premium audio for your smartphone or tablet. The immersive high-fidelity audio earbuds seal in the crisp highs, natural mid-tones and rich bass so you hear every nuance. Its sweat-proof and durable design provides a stable and comfortable fit and the military-spec moisture resistance and rugged, tangle-free cable won't let you down. The multiple fit options secure earbuds for active use and all day wearing. The DeepSleep Power-Saving mode hibernates when away from the phone to extend battery readiness up to six months. It is perfect for music, videos and calls. The Earbuds can be purchased at retail stores and online for $69.99.

Plantronics Voyager Legend UC:

Plantronics Voyager Legend UC also makes a wonderful gift for the person on the go. The Voyager Legend UC was designed to provide the convenience of one headset for use with multiple devices - PC, Smartphone or Tablet. The Bluetooth mini USB adapter can stay in your laptop USB port for always-ready PC connectivity or can be stored in the included portable charging case. Industry-first Smart Sensor technology lets you quickly take a call without a click. It senses when you put on the headset and automatically answers PC or mobile calls while softphone presence is automatically updated so colleagues know when you are available. The Voyager Legend UC can be purchased at retail stores or online for $195.99.

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum:

They will love the newest innovation from Philips Sonicare, the #1 dentist recommended power toothbrush brand. Sonicare FlexCare Platinum is an upgrade to the power toothbrush category with the exceptional cleaning experience, removing up to 7x more plaque between teeth than a manual toothbrush. It also comes with other unique features they will love, like 9 possible brushing experiences and a Pressure Sensor to combat against aggressive brushing. The person on your list who receives this gift will thank you as they will want to keep their pearly whites clean and bright for all those smiles in the new year! The power toothbrush is available at Target and other retail outlets and online for $179.99.

Carita Paris Holiday Treasure gift sets:

Carita has three Holiday Treasure gift sets to choose from. They are the Perfect Treasure, Supreme Treasure and Eau De Parfum Treasure. The Perfect Treasure SRP: $375 features products from Carita's ultra-luxe anti-aging lines of cremes and serums for the face, eyes and lips, as well as the Youth Cleansing Milky creme and Youth Perfecting Lotion. This set offers woman over the age of 50, a complete ritual to beautify skin's appearance. It will reveal skin's youthful radiance, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, restore firmness and tone and reduce imperfection including dark circles.

The Supreme Treasure SRP: $245 features products from Carita's Progressif Anti-Rides collection which targets and treats the first signs of aging. It's perfect for women in their 30's looking to slow the visible signs of aging. The Supreme Treasure set is a complete ritual that smoothes and prevents fine lines and wrinkles, plump and hydrates, restores a firm complexion and illuminates skin for a youthful tone.

The Eau de Parfum Treasure SRP: $125 features Carita's signature scent in a elegant full size bottle and travel-size tray. This unique gift set is a symbol of Haute Beaute and French-style luxury that convey the Brand's intrinsic values, elegance, sophistication, feminist and Parisian chic. The Eau De Parfum combines ten elegantly floral fragrances, into a bouquet of sensuality including: rosebuds, violet, iris, musk, amber and vanilla. The Carita Holiday Treasure gift sets are available at select spas and salons nationwide and CaritaDirect.com.

Reebok Fitness Gear:

Help those people with new year fitness resolutions get ready by gifting them with Reebok fitness gear.

CrossFit Nano 2.0 Sneakers:

CrossFitters would appreciate these shoes.The new CrossFit Nano 2.0 sneakers have a breathable mesh upper designed for lateral support, and a low profile platform that balances cushioning and stability so you can stay quick, safe and comfortable through even the toughest WODs.

  • Breathable mesh upper for added ventilation
  • Low-cut for added mobility, upper designed for lateral support and stability
  • DuraGrip print along the toe cap makes it durable for a longer use
  • High abrasion rubber outsole for improved durability
  • Full length low profile with EVA midsole for cushioning and low-to-ground feel
  • Forefoot flex grooves for added flexibility

These kicks are available for men and women at retail stores and online for $109.99.

Reebok CrossFit Tri Blend Short Sleeve:

Ergonomically designed to perform during all types of workouts fitness types will like this top. Side and shoulder seams are rolled forward to decrease bulk and chafing while performing shoulder workouts. Flat-lock stitching. PlayDry and anti-microbial.

  • 63% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 12% Rayon
  • PlayDry technology moves moisture and increases ventilation
  • Flatlock seam stitching and ergonomically designed cut lines help lessen irritation

The top is available for men and women at retail stores for $35.

Reebok Dance Urlead Mid Sneakers:

Reebok Dance Urlead Mid Sneakers make a great gift for the dancers on your list. This running shoe is inspired by the Reebok Heritage Freestyle aerobics shoe. Breathable mesh upper with synthetic overlays and 3D FuseFame combine to provide lightweight and seamless support. EVA sockliner and 3D UltraLite adds cushioning for comfort, support and protection. Pivot Point and Turn Zone in the outsole offer controls during turns and spins. Vertical and horizontal flex grooves allow the foot to move naturally. ForeFoot Grip delivers traction in just the right places. The sneakers are available at retail and online stores for $84.99.

Reebok Aerobics Medium Grip Duffle Gym Bag:

The Reebok Aerobics Medium Grip Duffle Gym Bag is another great gift for the fitness fans on your list. They are available at retail and online stores for $45. The fitness enthusiast on your list can travel with confidence with this must-have. This carefully designed bag features multiple organizing pockets, and various straps to get them to the studio/gym with style.

Rockport Shoes:

Rockport shoes are comfy and are perfect gifts. The unique features of Rockport shoes are that although they are lightweight and flexible, they do not sacrifice style, comfort or durability and each pair is infused with ADIPRENE by adidas sport technology, allowing the wearer to move easily throughout their busy day at affordable prices. They are available for purchase at retail and online stores.

Aerosoles Shoes:

Aerosoles shoes are comfortable shoes for the women who seek comfort on your shopping list: Packing can be one of the most stressful parts of planning a vacation, especially when it comes to deciding which shoes to bring; they are bulky, heavy and you never know which ones they need! Thanks to leading footwear brand Aerosoles, they can pack as many shoes as you want due to the lightweight technology used in their new line AerGO by Aerosoles. The shoes within the line incorporate EVA soles that are engineered to be incredibly lightweight and offer superior flexibility. This new collection launched in August was engineered for comfort and offers casual and fashionable styles for everyday wear. There are six different styles within the collection all under $100 and all have soles that are designed to provide superior shock absorption and plush insoles for extra cushioned comfort.

Cookware/Dinnerware/Kitchen Products:

Wüsthof Knives:

Wüsthof knives are the best quality knives in the knife market. I recommend the
New Grand Prix II 9-inch Double Serrated Bread Knife, which is an exclusive and patent-pending blade design that includes a double row of serrations minimizes crumbs when slicing all types of bread. Works like a charm slicing ripe tomatoes paper-thin, and cutting clean slices of delicate sponge and angel food cakes. It is available now for $99.99. The person on your list will thank you for this nice gift.

Circulon Cookware:

The Circulon Acclaim Collection offers a new comprehensive 13-piece set priced at $199. Made of highly durable, professional heavy gauge hard analozided aluminum, a material that is twice as hard as stainless steel, Circulon Acclaim delivers fast and even heating without hot spots for optimum stove top and oven cooking. Acclaim features Circulon's signature Total Nonstick Food Release System which is a unique cooking surface of raised circles, coupled with an advanced nonstick metal utensil safe DuPont Autograph that offers extraordinary food release and lifelong durability. Foods won't stick. I recommend the 9-inch Fritata Pan which is available at all retail stores and online for $59.99 along with other products from the collection.

Rachel Ray Cookware:

The new Rachael Ray Cast Iron Cookware was crafted with an easy maintenance, enamel porcelain exterior in Orange, Rachael's signature color and makes an excellent gift. This classically styled collection features a pre-seasoned natural cast iron cooking surface for optimum browning and caramelizing of ingredients, and handy self-basting spikes located under the tight-fitting lids. Available in mid-November, the collection includes: 12-inch Skillet with Two Pouring Spouts and Helper Handle ($79.99); 3.5 Quart Covered Oval Casserole ($119.99), 5 Quart Covered Round Casserole ($139.99), and 6.5 Quart Covered Oval Casserole ($159.99). All prices are suggested retail. I recommend the 12-inch skillet.

Hamilton Beach Cookware:

The Hamilton Premiere Cookware 5 1/2 Quart Slow Cooker is a great gift for any cooks on your list that needs a slow cooker. There's a reason slow cookers are in demand too since so many recipes require meat to be seared before cooking to lock the flavor. To make it easier, this slow cooker has removable cookware for easy stovetop searing that fits in the base to finish the meal. Brown meat and finish cooking at the same pan to save time and cleanup. The removable cast-aluminum cookware offers even heating and nonstick performance. The oval shape is the perfect size for 6 lb. of chicken or any meat or 3 lbs. of roast. It has four settings, a stainless steel interior and glass lid. It is available at Sears.com and other online and retail stores for $115.69.

Precise Portions Plates:

Precise Portions is a leader in today's growing category of dinnerware that's specially designed for weight loss and healthy weight management. Researched and developed with the expertise of nutritionists, Precise Portions takes the guesswork out of how to eat healthy meals and snacks. People with new year resolutions related to fitness and health goals on your list can really use this gift.

The Precise Portions dinner plate features a flowing leaf design to discreetly divide the plate into three sections: correct portion sizes for proteins; correct portion sizes for rice, potatoes, and other starchy vegetables; and a larger swath of plate surface reserved for non-starchy vegetables. Clever markings inside the Precise Portions bowl makes it simple to pour the correct portion of cereal, which is notoriously hard to consume in correct amounts. Additionally, beverage glasses also subtly demarcate 4-ounce and 8-ounce portions.

Developed by Ed and Ann-Marie Stephens to help their families fight Type 2 Diabetes, Precise Portions has been recognized as an effective nutritional tool by leading nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, national health organizations, such as the American Diabetes Association, and leading teaching universities. Whether one is battling obesity, or simply seeking to shed some winter padding in time for spring and summer, Precise Portions provides a solid, scientifically based solution and practical tool. The Complete Nutrition & Portion Control Lifestyle Starter Set includes Eat and Learn and Placement System Discs for $59.99 online.

Black & Decker Appliances:

The Black & Decker 12 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker available at Target and other retail stores and online for $39.99 makes the perfect gift for the coffee lover! It's sneak-a-cup option lets you pause the brewing cycle to pour out a cup of coffee. This coffee maker also has an auto-shutoff option, which turns off the appliance after two hours for safety. Other features of this coffee maker are brew pause, on/off switch, water-level window and digital display.

Butter London and Benefit Cosmetics as Stocking Stuffers:

Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Creme Eye Shadows and Butter London Nail Lacquers and make perfect stocking stuffers.

Benefit Cosmetics Creaseless Creme Shadow:

Their award-winning creme eye shadows are crease-proof and budge-proof are available at Sephora for $20. The ten incredibly wearable shades (including original favorites such as R.S.V.P. Birthday Suit and Skinny Jeans) glide on easily and lasts all day long perfect for long days and nights! It will sure please those women on your list too!

Butter London Nail Lacquers:

Butter London Nail Lacquers such as Pop Art, a new limited-edition collection of wearable brights from Butter London and Holiday Illusionists and other nail laquer collections are perfect little affordable gifts along with the gift sets. These nail lacquers deliver a burst of color and will cheer up the women on your list all for just $15 each!

These gift ideas will help you check off most people on your list and remember you still have time to shop. It's the thought that counts and most people receive their gifts after the holidays so you still have time. Make sure you treat yourself too and Happy Holidays!

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