Whether you are shopping for a female tech fan, a new mom or an overworked professional, TODAY's Kathie Lee and Hoda have 25 great gift ideas for any type of woman out there.
Still need some good gifts? Chef and lifestyle expert Kathleen Daelemans scoured big box stores, boutiques and e-retailers looking for rock bottom deals. Pour yourself an eggnog and cozy up to your computer as we've got great gift ideas you can order from bed:
Glassybaby was founded by a three-time cancer survivor who dropped a tea light into a handmade, colorful glass cup when she was sick. She then scattered more around her home and found great hope and healing in their color, light and love. She hired glass artists to make more and soon opened a glassblowing studio. From the beginning, Glassybaby donated money from sales to charities helping cancer patients with costs not covered by health insurance, like groceries and bus fare. Glassybaby has now donated more than one million dollars from sales to charities meeting those needs. ($44, free shipping, glassybaby.com)
Light up your home this holiday season with glass blown art from Glassbaby.
A handful of candles, holders and stands and you have an instant centerpiece for the price of a pizza! Yankee Candle's entire Living by Candlelight line, a collection of unscented candles, votives, tapers and accessories, features clean lines and are all 20 percent off. Need it delivered by Christmas? Monday only, Yankee Candle is offering $5 flat rate shipping guaranteed to arrive on time. (Prices vary, yankeecandle.com)
CubiCool custom speakers
Traveling with speakers can be a pain, as even the smallest portable speakers weigh a pound or two and take up valuable space. Chicago-based OrigAudio has come up with an ingenious solution: self-powered, 1-watt speakers made of heavy-duty recycled paper. Assembly is easy: simply fold the paper into a 3-in cube, then unfold it and slip the flat sheet into your laptop sleeve. ($16, Origaudio.com)
Shazam and Rdio
Free Music discovery service Shazam, the popular app that identifies what song is playing in just a few seconds, recently integrated digital music newcomer Rdio into their service. Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist or playlist without ever hearing a single ad. (Shazam always free, shazam.com, Rdio, free monthly streams for a limited time, rdio.com/home/)
100% Pure beauty, bath, and skin line is well what you'd expect from a Berkeley, California venture – healthy, all natural, chemical free, animal safe, no artificial anything and totally good for you. Did I mention they're a green company? Biodegradable formulas are packaged with post-consumer recycled plastic, glass, soda cans, paper and printed with biodegradable non toxic vegetable ink.
(Everything on their site is 20 percent off and for orders on Monday, guaranteed-to-arrive-by-Christmas holiday shipping is free, 100percentpure.com/)
Soap and Glory
Soap & Glory's best-selling Sexy Mother Pucker Proud Mouth Lip Plumping Gloss is on a mission: they partnered with the leading national anti-bullying program, STOMP Out Bullying. Over the next year, Soap & Glory will be donating $1 of every Sexy Mother Pucker sold to help the STOMP Out Bullying Help Chat Line fund to help kids who are being bullied and who are at-risk for suicide. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the cause. ($15, www.sephora.com)
From apparel, accessories, underwear and fragrance to home furnishings, Calvin Klein provides accessible luxury for modern, uniquely sophisticated individuals. This holiday season, relax and lounge in Calvin Klein's soft and intimate sleepwear. The elegant robes, chemises and nightdresses, as well as matching tops and lounge pants are effortless and utterly feminine.
Complete your holiday respite wrapped up in luxury with one of Calvin Klein Home's plush cashmere or alpaca throws. (calvinklein.com, $28 and up)
In the realm of the world's top chocolate makers, Christopher Curtin is renowned for his signature truffles and confections. While working with chocolate in its purest form, which he maintains leaves no room for error, Curtin is able to produce a richly unique and deluxe end product. Featuring distinct chocolates sourced from some of the world's most selective estates, Eclat's new wafer-thin Single Origin Mendiants were designed to bring out the flavors of each chocolate they're made from. ($14.50-$16.50, eclatchocolate.com)