My wife and I have had this coffee maker for a month, and we love it. Well, we love HALF of it -- the left half. We've probably made more than 100 cups of coffee on the single-serve side, and every single one has been terrific, with better taste than one typically gets from making a full pot of coffee. And with the single-serve side, we're actually using LESS coffee than we were using with our previous coffee maker, which was a standard "carafe" style coffee maker. (In fact, we're using about HALF as much coffee as we were using with the old coffee maker.) One of the issues that this coffee maker solves is that my wife likes lightly brewed flavored coffee, while I like dark-roast coffee that is brewed for hand-to-hand combat. ;-) This coffee maker works well in that type of environment.
Admit it, you always secretly hoped they’d grow up to be Amish. But you knew if you ever brought it up directly they’d just dig their heels in. Subtly nudge them in that direction by giving them a non-electric washing machine. The operation is surprisingly fast and easy and they’ll save on both electricity and trips to the laundromat. Great for emergency spills and stains.
1. Diploma frame from the graduate's school. Whether your graduate is going to run her own company or have a small office in a mega-company somewhere, they'll most likely want to display their diploma proudly for all to see—and for years to come. Many campus bookstores offer diploma frames with college or university logos that will add that extra "pop" to your graduate's official degree.
I also understand we don’t all have hours and hours of leisure time to “craft and make” to our heart’s content. Don’t worry! These ideas aren’t the sort of gifts that will have you sewing and quilting for weeks or meticulously handcrafting with tweezers and teeny-tiny paintbrushes like an elf! These DIY ideas are fast and many can be made in “bulk,” so you can have gifts for several people on your list.
They’re not just for hopeless crushes or your girlfriend from college. Most people, as they get older, get less and less invested in new music, or even in finding cool old music to listen to. Getting a curated CD (great for people with longish commutes) or playlist can allow them to feel current without having to trawl the depths of Pitchfork for something they like.
You wouldn’t think, but an engraved flask is a really thoughtful gift that your boyfriend will enjoy. Alcohol and thoughtfulness? Pretty uncommon pairs,  but an engraved flask is a gift that your boyfriend will enjoy. He’ll know you really care about him from the individualized engraving, and he’ll be able to get his drink on at the same time. Perfect for those BYOB parties and date functions you always get invited to.

It's common for elementary and high school teachers to get bulk gifts for students such as notebooks or personalized pencils, but even at the college level, some instructors like to give their students a little something at Christmas or at the end of a term. Consumable treats are the best bet for student gifts: Providing special in-class snacks like chocolates, cookies, or bags of popcorn can bring a smile to college students' faces and let them know their teachers appreciate their hard work.
Gone are the days of solo cups and ping-pong balls in the fraternity or sorority house basement. But we’re wiling to bet the new grad doesn’t have many sophisticated cocktail recipes up his sleeve. Up his entertaining game with this clever set of four pint glasses. Each one has measurement lines that provide clear instructions for making four classic cocktails.
Does your student love to read or listen to audiobooks? Scribd would be a great gift. This is an audiobook/eBook serve that features THOUSANDS of books. It costs less than $10 a month, and there are so many amazing options. I love my subscription! If you have your student’s email, you can sign up for the discounted student subscription, or you can check out the 60-day free trial. Maybe even grab it for yourself! Here is my full Scribd review.
Every year our “tradition” is to do a themed Christmas. My favorite was the year we had to shop at “used” stores. ie – Goodwill, Save & Serve (a second hand store) garage sales, etc. We had a limit of 15 per person. You cannot believe the new stuff with tags still on it that we found for 1.00 – 2.00 or 3.00. My best buy was a set of 10 wood cut houses like FJ Designs that were brand new still in the box for 2.00 each. They still had the price tags for anywhere from 12.00 to 40.00 on it. A store had cleaned out their inventory and we benefited. You can find a lot of things like this at second hand – goodwill type shops and makes your gift giving a whole lot easier on the pocket. I also got a terrific buy on two handmade tall wood stools with swivel tops at a garage sale. I told them what we were doing and that I only had 15.00 to spend and they let me have both stools (oak by the way) for the 15.00. They loved the idea and my son loved the stools. He still has them. 🙂

they weren't kidding when they said these personal alarms were loud, issue i have is turning it off! I had to take the batteries out of it to shut it off, the ear piercing sound was driving me crazy. My other issue is who is it supposed to stop or deter? If it makes me deaf and hurts my ears using it does it really do what it is intended? I gave it 4 stars for it because of it not shutting off. i would prefer it to have a shut off i can use and not hurt my ears in the process
It's common for elementary and high school teachers to get bulk gifts for students such as notebooks or personalized pencils, but even at the college level, some instructors like to give their students a little something at Christmas or at the end of a term. Consumable treats are the best bet for student gifts: Providing special in-class snacks like chocolates, cookies, or bags of popcorn can bring a smile to college students' faces and let them know their teachers appreciate their hard work.
Hot, comforting mugs of darjeeling are just a steam whistle away with this sleek kettle. Even when it’s not in use, the streamlined design and retro hue make this kettle a must-have stovetop accessory. And let’s be real, there’s something about making tea the old-fashioned way that’s so much more satisfying than pushing some buttons on a microwave.
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If you ask any college student, I’m pretty sure they would say that it seems like they have lived on coffee for periods at college and the Hamilton Beach 49980A 2-Way Single-Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot Coffee Maker is the perfect, flexible way to provide the go-juice your student needs.  They can save money by brewing their own coffee instead of picking up expensive Starbucks and blowing their scarce cash.  It’s easy to use, even for a college Brainiac, and it has plenty of features and flexibility to make it an indispensable college appliance.  This model actually doubles as both a single-serve Keurig-style coffee brewer for just one 14-oz. serving of great coffee for the student or a full 12-cup carafe coffeemaker for late-night study sessions with fellow students.  It features a non-stick hot plate, automatic shutoff, a built-in programmable clock/timer, and an adjustable single-serve side multi-level cup rest that adjusts to fit all cup and mug sizes.  This will be their go-to gift over and over during their college career.
This gift box is setup to contain: 1 – one ounce pack of Lay’s, 1 -1.5oz pack of Snyder’s mini- pretzels, 1 – 5/8 oz. pack of Smartfood Popcorn, white cheddar, 1 – 2 oz. pack of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip cookies, 1 – 2.5 oz. pack of Grandma’s Chocolate Chip cookies, 1 – 1.6 oz. pack of Keebler M&Ms cookies, 1 -1.5oz pack of Cheez-It originals, 1 – 2 oz. pack of Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies, 1 -1.5oz pack of Goldfish crackers, 1 – 2.5 oz. pack of Grandma’s Peanut Butter cookies, 6 Single Servings teabags of Bigalow Green Tea (Organic), 1 -1.5oz pack of Cheez-It white cheddar, 3 Single Serve Bags of Swiss Miss Hot chocolate, 6 red Twizzler sticks, 1 -Lance Toast Chee Peanut Butter Crackers, 1 -Lance Toast Toasty Peanut Butter Crackers, 2 -.84 oz. Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chunk Granola bar, 2 -.1.3oz Nutri-grain Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bar 2 small packs of Skittles WildBerry, 1- 0.8 oz. Mott’s Medley’s, 1 -.1.2 oz. Nature Valley Almond Sweet and Salty Nut bar, 1 -.1.49 oz. Nature Valley Crunchy Oats & Honey bar,  4 banana Laffy Taffy, 2 cherry Laffy Taffy, 2 sour apple Laffy Taffy, 1 Starburst Original, 2 Starburst Tropical, 1 -1 oz. Planters Salted Nuts, 1 -2 oz. Oreo cookies, 1 -1.3 oz. Rice Krispy Bar, and 1 – 0.55 Air Nerds bar

The popular Buddy design has now arrived for your kitchen. Buddy uncorks wine bottles with its welcoming open arms. The corkscrew is used manually. When not in use, this little helper looks great as a decorative figure, in your kitchen or on your dining table.  Designed by Alan Wisniewski for Umbra – original, modern, casual, functional and affordable design for the home.

10. Business card holder. Your graduate might be working for a non-profit or for corporate America. Either way, they'll probably have business cards they'll want to hand out at conferences, meetings, and other business events. Consider buying a small, nice, classic business card holder—some can even be personalized—as an inexpensive but highly useful graduation present.

Art and creative work are beneficial for children because they enhance their imagination and foster healthy learning habits. Let your child draw, paint or write whatever comes to their mind to foster imagination and increase creativity. Using Art Supplies Set, your child can learn how to draw, paint, sketch and express their creativity. They will learn all of the valuable skills to become more talented at arts and crafts as a whole.
The K-12 back-to-school shop may have seemed expensive, but the dorm room shop is the one that breaks the bank. The National Retail Federation estimates that families spend almost $900 a year outfitting their students for college. For high school graduates moving into a dorm or an apartment, a gift certificate to Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, or other national retailers will help them to outfit their room. Remind them to look for special in-store college evenings and deep discount coupons before they buy.
The thing about college is it’s a brand new experience for most students – the first time they’re stepping out on their own and almost certainly learning how easily they lose their important belongings. For a cool twenty bucks you can gift them the peace of mind to not lose their keys, wallet, etc. Just slip the Tile Mate onto a keyring, into a wallet, or into the back of a backpack and you’ll be able to cue up a GPS pinpoint of exactly where that thing is. Too bad it doesn’t remind them to call home every once in a while.
It's common for elementary and high school teachers to get bulk gifts for students such as notebooks or personalized pencils, but even at the college level, some instructors like to give their students a little something at Christmas or at the end of a term. Consumable treats are the best bet for student gifts: Providing special in-class snacks like chocolates, cookies, or bags of popcorn can bring a smile to college students' faces and let them know their teachers appreciate their hard work.

Most people know about Mophie now through their Juice Pack line of battery cases. As a college kid, your phone is kind of like your sidekick, and even though the juice packs work great, the cases make your phone bit bulky. Tossing a Powerstation XL into their backpack will ensure that any student won’t suffer from dying phone syndrome. This particular rose gold model offers 10,000 mAh of power capacity, giving users up to five full charges, depending on the device.


We all get sick of real life from time to time, and that extends to the things we put in our mouths. These tablets, made from the West African miracle berry, alter taste perception by turning sour flavors to sweet. Drink a bottle of lemon juice like it’s Kool-Aid, or eat a lime like it’s a strawberry. Guaranteed to confuse, worry, and astound everyone you know.
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