journeyPod’s 2008 Holiday Gift Guide – Part I

The Holidays are quickly approaching and there’s less time than you think to complete your Holiday Shopping.  But don’t fret!  journeyPod knows that finding the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list is no easy feat – so we’re here to help!  From great luxury gifts to unique budget finds, journeyPod is bringing you the best presents of the season.  And, with gift ideas for everyone in your life!

The best part? No need to stand in holiday shopping lines this year – all these finds on journeyPod’s 2008 Holiday Gift Guide are available online:

Great Gifts For Her


Om Aroma’s Beauty Ritual Collection – The ultimate in age-defying skincare from the premier organic spa and skincare line, this Beauty Ritual Collection is an organic breakthrough with seven products that purify and treat the skin, while restoring the youthful radiance and glow every woman deserves.  Talk about a gift that pampers!  Available online at and select spas nationwide.

Arrivez – Travel, resort and spa wear for women on-the-go, Arrivez features a collection of fashionable pieces that are easy to wear, comfortable and wrinkle-free.  Ideal for stylish women who want to travel light, carry-on and look great, the collection is available in solid colors for easy mix and match options collection perfect for city getaways, resort travel and cruising.  For more information on how and where to purchase, check out


Sorel “The Caribou Reserve”- How about a limited-edition (only 1,250 paris available) boot that’s crafted from premium elk leather and features full shearling lining? A great addition to any closet for that chilly winter weather. Now, that’s what we call keeping tootsie’s warm! For more information, or to purchase a pair, visit


TuTu – Discreet, elegant and stylish, the TuTu timepieces (also known as TuTu time), can be worn on a chain, boot, belt, bag or book.  Band-less, these timepieces clip onto anything, making for a perfect way to check the time at quick glance.  The TuTu timepieces are available in a number of different styles, with or without Swarovski crystals, and in gold or stainless steel finishes.  For “time that goes anywhere”, visit for more information.


Jessica Cushman Scrimshaw Bracelets – Made from fossilized wooly mammoth ivory, these hip, stylish bracelets are engraved with quotes and phrases from movies, literature, and even graffiti from the Big Apple.  Each Jessica Cushman bracelet is hand-carved, hand-finished and made with A-grade materials.  A great modern accessory for the stylish woman in your life, visit

Great Gifs For Foodies


Intentional Chocolate – Hailed by some as “the best chocolate in the world”, Intentional Chocolate originates from the belief that intention-enhanced food can bring greater health and quality of life to all.  Each product includes this intention:  “Whoever consumes this chocolate will manifest optimal health and functioning at physical, emotional and mental levels, and in particular will enjoy an increased sense of energy, vigor and well-being for the benefit of all being.”  If ever there was a time to indulge in chocolate, its now! Share the love and show those special in your life a little gratitude with this Special Gift Box!

Olinda Ridge Olive Company – Handcrafting some of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world, Olinda Ridge Olive Company uses natural and sustainable farming methods to deliver a collection of high-quality and great-tasting products.  Give the gift of award-winning Olinda Ridge  to the chef in your life with the Cinquecento Mixed Extra Virgin Olive Oil Set – a delicious sampling of the company’s three flagship flavors:  Estate Organic, Master Blend and Late Harvest Gold.  (For a limited time, enter customer code “gift55” in the checkout to receive $5 off any order.)

Experience:  Chocolate – Do you still need convincing that chocolate is a great gift?  Well, what better gift than gourmet chocolate from around the world?  “Tasting Experiences” Chocolate Connoisseurs Collection is a great choice, featuring a selection of chocolate squares that are based on the origin of the cocoa beans, cocoa content and manufacturing process.  A great gift idea that also provides an exceptional tasting experience and information on how to host a chocolate tasting.  For the ultimate indulgence in chocolate, visit

Il Buco’s Balsamic Trilogy – A NYC-based restaurant known for its authentic Mediterranean cuisine, il Buco now offers a taste of the distinctive products that are hand packaged and sold exclusively at the restaurant.  Presented in a handcrafted wooden gift box and accompanied with serving suggestions, the Balsamic Trilogy is available in 2-year, 6-year and 10-year aged Balsamicos.  Other signature products include olive oil and salt selections0, and are available at  (Stay tuned for journeyPod’s review of il Buco, the restaurant.)

Great Gifts For Fitness Buffs

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STOTT PILATES At Home SPX Reformer Package – Fan of Pilates?  This unique form of exercise recognized for developing strength, flexibility and coordination can now be performed without leaving the comforts of home – with the STOTT PILATES At Home SPX Reformer.  This versatile machine is perfect for all fitness levels and comes with features that include: a commercial-grade patent-rolling mechanism, spring resistance for developing those long lean muscles, loop and foot straps, and a workout DVD.  STott Pilates full line of products can be found at

Doce Vida – Founded on the belief that “every woman should feel fabulous about her body, no matter what size or shape she may be”, Doce Vida features an extensive line of stylish and sexy products that include tops, bottoms and accessories.  Products also include motivational mantras like “peaceful”, “strong”, and “flexible” to inspire wearers.  A men’s line will also be available soon.  Check out for more information.

Gifts For All

Q-Link – The most advance personal-energy system available today, Q-Link products naturally reinforce, balance and enhance the body’s energetic system – allowing the body to function more efficiently.  Looking to give the gift of enhanced well-being, increased mental and physical performance and improved quality of life?  This is it!  Q-Link products include pendants, bracelets and more. 


TY KU – Talk about the benefits of drinking!  TY KU is a smart and mouthwatering combo of super-fruits, teas and spirits, which blends ingredients like:  Tibetian goji berry, Asian pears, green tea, pomegranates, and ginseng, with a low calorie Asian vodka. Not only is it delicious, but it also comes packaged in the world’s only illuminating bottle.  A great gift choice for sake-lovers!  Check out

Coastal Cigars – Great for commemorating the night out, the “Girls Night Out Box” contains a mini-bottle of Kahlua and four Kahlua-flavored cigars – a favorite among those who enjoy a sweet-chocolaty taste. The “Girls Night Out Box” is one of many customizable cigar gift packs available from Coastal Cigars (hyperlink the name to:

Dress the Drink – Taking mixology and home entertaining to the next level, this is definitely a treasure of treats for cocktail-lovers!  The “Dress the Drink” kits include:  rock candy pebbles, rimming sugars, edible silver flakes, recipes, serving suggestions, individual serving spoons and reusable drawstring bags. A luxurious beverage garnishing kit, “Dress the Drink”  is perfect for enhancing any drink this holiday season and beyond!

The Library of America – Have voracious book readers in your life?  Treat them with The Library of America, a classics series by a nonprofit companyfounded over a quarter-century ago to publish and preserve America’s most treasured writers.  Today, the entire Library of America series is available in one complete collection and includes everyone from William Faulkner and Robert Frost, to Mark Twain and Henry Adams.  For more information on an unparalleled gift, visit

Stocking Stuffers

Comply Noise Reduction Earphones – Engineered to deliver superior sound quality and block out outside noise, the Comply Earphones are perfect for anyone – particularly travelers interested in reducing the ambient noise often experienced on airplanes. The Earphones feature volume control for customized audio sounds and ear canal memory foam tips that provide the ultimate in comfort.  Visit Hearing Components  for more on Comply.


Aquapac – Got a trip on the agenda?  Ideal for scuba diving, fishing or any other trips involving water, Aquapac’s innovative waterproof cases are designed for cameras, camcorders, and more. With Aquapac, you can shoot pictures and video directly through a case (made entirely of light, injection-molded plastic that won’t rust or corrode). Now you can finally plan for that amazing underwater shot!  Check out Aquapac full line of 100% waterproof products here.

Eco-Bags – Founded on the principle of making green-practices part of daily life, Eco-Bags offers a simple, lightweight and expandable solution for those in need of reusable shopping bags.  Many Eco-Bags products are offered in certified organic cotton and in custom-printed or unprinted styles.  Our favorite is “Totes with Quotes”, with selections that include “Nothing On Me is Plastic”, “Make Love Not Carbon” and “Talk Green To Me”, among others.  For a full selection of Eco-Bags products, visit

Good Elements “Well Being Gift Set” – A unique and thoughtful gift for friends, family, colleagues or anyone interested in health and well-being, this special Gift Set is available from the purveyor best known for “best-of-breed physician-formulated, all natural supplements”.  The “Well Being Gift Set” contains a combination of supplements that include:  a complete daily multi-vitamin for balanced nutrition, an antioxidant for anti-aging and cellular health benefits and a supplement for strengthening the body’s immune system.  Good Elements products and information are available at

Scandle Body Massage Candles – Recently awarded “The Best of Best in Spa Tool & Accessories” by Skin, Inc. Magazine, Scandle Body Massage Candles are made with 100% natural ingredients and body fragrance oils, and burn 2 degrees above body temperature – producing a soothing body oil which can then be used for massage, manicures and pedicures, or as a daily moisturizer.  Our favorite Scandle Essentials Travel Tins are come in a lightweight tin, ideal for travel and for easy application.  A perfect stocking-stuffer! 

Discover great gifts for guys, travelers and techies in our journeyPod’s 2008 Holiday Gift Guide – Part II!


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