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INNOVATIVE “INDIE” GIFTS FOR DAD THIS FATHER’S DAY!

Caroline Slusarczyk

Father’s day is Sunday, June 17, 2018!

Time to take note and say thanks to Daddy dearest.  Give your Dad a break from picking up the tab and show him how much you appreciate him this season with one of these “INDIE” gifts!

“INDIE” is about everything that isn’t mainstream, going deep and discovering those hidden gems.

The WANNA has done all the legwork for you and crafted a list (that you can shop for online) of cutting edge, new and innovative “INDIE” gifts that your Dad is sure to dig.

1.  PHONE SOAP:  News flash… Your Dad is going to bed with the filthiest thing every night. NO!  Not your mom!  His phone.  Smart phones are filthy.  Think about it, we carry them everywhere.  From when we wake up, the first thing we reach for is the phone, trips to the bathroom have never been more entertaining and when we settle into bed with all the lights out, it’s the phone light that lulls us to sleep.  Admit it. You’re addicted to your phone.  Safe to say Dad is a victim too.  That’s why our first “INDIE” gift pick PHONE SOAP is a must have for Dad.  Not only will you look like a genius child, (Dad is always reminding us to wash our hands) but, PHONE SOAP actually helps by impairing bacteria’s DNA, and killing it with UV-light. No water or soap required. How sci-fi is that? Now, don’t take it from us, LORI GREINER one of the stars of the hit show, Shark Tank (ON ABC) believes in PHONE SOAP and chose to invest $300,000 into creating the product.

RETAIL PRICE:  $59.95

WHERE TO BUY PHONE SOAP

2. DAKOTA WATCHES:  Whether your dad is a watch enthusiast or thinks Rolex is the latest green glass cleaner, this next “INDIE” gift pick, DAKOTA WATCHES will keep him sharp and on time.  DAKOTA WATCHES don’t care about being big or diamond-encrusted. Their elegance comes from simplicity, from the beauty of wearing a watch outdoors and smelling the pines as you trek the evergreens. DAKOTA WATCHES are adventurous and timeless (see what we did there?)

RETAIL PRICE:  $75 – $97

WHERE TO BUY DAKOTA WATCHES

3. GREENPAXX SNACK PACKS AND STRAWS:  Being a Father is hard work.  We get it.  Mom usually is the one who takes care of organizing all the stuff (except for those OCD dads). Our third “INDIE” gift pick, GREENPAXX SNACK PACKS AND STRAWS, will make Dad look like a hero, and may even outshine Mom in the organization side.  GREENPAXX SNACK PACKS AND STRAWS are sure to become a kids’ favorite. They can serve as popsicle makers in the summer, and as snack packs all year long.  And it’s an easy rinse and overnight dry, so they’re always clean and ready to go.  Pretty much like dad!

RETAIL PRICE: $13.95

WHERE TO BUY

4. NAME 5:  So what’s the gift for the gamer Dad?  No, he’s probably not hogging your Xbox or PS4, but he is the guy who bought you your first Monopoly set.  Game night means a lot for him!  Our next “INDIE” Father’s Day pick is a new game bound to save game night forever. NAME 5 is the easy game of questions you know the answers to!  Dad can surely name one Tom Hanks movie, but can he name five before the time runs out? If he can, he’ll be your family’s biggest nerd, and greatest champion.

RETAIL PRICE: $24.99

WHERE TO BUY

5. LEAFCUTTER DESIGNS COCKTAIL DICE:  After game night, comes some alone time…  And that’s when everyone likes to experiment and get creative.  Spice things up a bit. With a little refreshment.  This next “INDIE” gift pick, the LEAFCUTTER DESIGN COCKTAIL DICE will let Dad experiment with your best cocktail ingredients to create a new classic.  The cocktail dice are handcrafted, and comes with simple instructions to make mixology even more fun.  Let dad be the mix master of his own house.

RETAIL PRICE: $16.00

WHERE TO BUY

6. VINNIBAG:  Sometimes you just wanna take date night on the go.  Let Dad get outta the house, away from the kids, and share a night with just him, mom, and their favorite wine.  How to take the wine to their date night under the stars?  Look, all parents do that.  It’s the reason you’re here.  With our next “INDIE” gift pick, of course. VINNIBAG, the wine bag that protects and insulates liquids and is an easy to pack, versatile travelling companion. VINNIBAG’s innovative, inflatable design was featured at the Museum of Modern Art in sunny San Francisco, and we can assure you it changes the meaning of drinking out of a bag.

RETAIL PRICE: $29.99

WHERE TO BUY

7. GREAT MINDS: Dad is king of the castle.  Keeping the castle running is hard work, though.  Sometimes you just need to put your mind to something else.  Let Dad focus on GREAT MINDS puzzles.  Each one of the puzzles reflects the “great mind” who inspired it.  From Faraday and Franklin to Kepler and Edison, our seventh “INDIE” gift will boost Dad’s mind (and possibly frustrate him a bit before he feels the satisfaction of solving them)! Let dad unleash his inner Ben Franklin without risking electrocution and dressing like a dork.

RETAIL PRICE: $19.99

WHERE TO BUY

8. OLLIE:   Remember how Dad broke his back to get you the latest GI Joe?  After all, he had to give up on his toys to be responsible for you.  He used to be a risk taker!  He probably gave up on his skateboarding career!  Give back to Dad by giving him a toy for grown ups.  Ugh!  No!  Not that.  A toy that can be used with his super-clean smartphone!  Developed by INDIE games studio, Sphero, OLLIE is like a real life Tony Hawk video game without the snarky skater attitude.  Our last “INDIE” pick has been highlighted in websites including MashableThe Fast Company, and even The Huffington Post. Its innovative mechanism lets you use your phone as a controller for your live action road warrior.  And yes, it really is as fun as it sounds.

RETAIL PRICE: $99.99

WHERE TO BUY

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Ya Know You Wanna!

ZEN MUST HAVES FOR MOM'S DAY YOU WANNA BUY NOW!

Gina Giordan

 4RISSA.COM Sitting Shakyamuni Buddha Antique Bronze Finish Large Garden Zen Statue Sculpture $40.00

4RISSA.COM Sitting Shakyamuni Buddha Antique Bronze Finish Large Garden Zen Statue Sculpture $40.00

Let's be honest you, me, us every mom in the world could use a "Zen Moment!" 

Whether you are giving or receiving, this Mom's Day Zen Gift Guide will inspire, invigorate and re-charge her inner spirit!  

This Zen guide is filled with gifts that keep on giving over and over again!  Go ahead and gift your inner spirit too...you can thank yourself later.  

Oh and all these Zen gifts can be rush delivered for this Sunday, May 8th, so treat Mom and order now!

NaMAste...

XO  THE WANNA TEAM

Mom's Day Zen Gift Guide

 

 NEST Fragrances The Citrus Blossom Collection at Bloomingdales

NEST Fragrances The Citrus Blossom Collection at Bloomingdales

Burning a Nest Candle is a transforming experience.  Any Nest fragrance will immediately melt the stress away.  Inject Mom's world with the invigorating aroma of Citrus Blossom or Hearth which is our favorite.  Just light up, breathe in, breathe out and repeat as often as possible.  

ZEN GIFT:    NEST Fragrances The Citrus Blossom Collection

RETAIL:        $16.00 - $64.00

BUY HERE:  BLOOMINGDALES.COM

 Tea Forte Green Tea Assortment Rejuvenation Gift Set

Tea Forte Green Tea Assortment Rejuvenation Gift Set

Afternoon Tea in England is no joke.  It is a tradition that dates back to 1840.  Introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. The Duchess would become hungry around four o'clock in the afternoon.  The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o'clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner.  In 2016, time is a luxury so sipping tea anytime of the day is a soothing, calming invigorating experience.  Taking time for tea is taking time for me.  Preparing the perfect cup of tea is an art-form.  Tea Forte has mastered the art of making tea extraordinary, soothing and the best part?  Simple!  The Tea Forte Rejuvenation Gift Set is a perfect pick for Mom to create a Zen moment anywhere she pleases.  The cup provides endless solo soothing moments.  Our favorite flavor is the Jasmine Green Tea.  Pure heaven!

ZEN GIFT:     Tea Forte Rejuvenation Gift Set 

RETAIL:         $55.00 

BUY HERE:   TEAFORTE.COM

 

 

 ZEEL.COM

ZEEL.COM

What is better than a massage?  A really good massage...What is better than a really good massage?  A really good massage in the comfort of your own home!  Zeel offers a variety of In-Home massages all over the US.  No need to travel at all.  Just open the door for your personal massage therapist.  Watch them set up while you relax in your robe.  Climb onto the table and experience pure heaven for a minimum of 60 minutes.  The best part post massage?  Zeel packs it all up and quietly leaves without you having to ask.  Schedule any massage service via their app, text or call.  You can gift mom a massage with or without a table for any duration you choose.  We love the Zealot membership which offers annual massages and a free professional massage table that Mom gets keep!

ZEN GIFT:    Zeel In-Home Massages

RETAIL:       $79.00 - $1452.00

BUY HERE:  ZEEL.COM

 

 Kenzo Massage Slide at NeimanMarcus.com

Kenzo Massage Slide at NeimanMarcus.com

 For the Mom on the go, how about a Zen moment with every step she takes?  How about these fashionable patent slides that also double as a foot massage with every step she takes?  We didn't think stylish and zen could go together but Kenzo proved us wrong.  These slides are made for walking! 

ZEN GIFT:    Kenzo Massage Patent Leather Slides

RETAIL:        $400.00

BUY HERE:  NEIMANMARCUS.COM

 

 

For the Mom who is too busy to actually attend a Yoga class?  How about a super zen deck of yoga cards in which Mom can stop and practice a few poses on her own time wherever she is.  Mom can get her OM on, in the office, at home, on the beach, in a hotel room, wherever she desires Mom can whip out a card and whip up a few moments of zen.  We love this set from The Yoga Deck, because the pictures and notes are simple and each pose really works.  We know because we tried them all.  Perfect gift to help Mom inhale and exhale that stress away! 

ZEN GIFT:    The Yoga Deck:  50 Poses & Meditations for Body, Mind, & Spirit

RETAIL:        $14.95

BUY HERE:  BARNESANDNOBLE.COM

 

 Sound of Sleep Machine at Amazon.com

Sound of Sleep Machine at Amazon.com

That dirty word.  Sleep.  Especially for the new Mom, sleep is a luxury.  Sometimes getting to sleep is part of the challenge.  Maybe Mom just wants to drown out the sound of Dad?  Whatever your Mom needs the Sound of Sleep Machines are the best on the market and will create an instant feel of Zen...We love the high quality sounds of the ocean waves, waterfalls and rainforests. Ten realistic sounds to create the most Zen environment wherever Mom desires.

ZEN GIFT:    Sound of Sleep Machine

RETAIL:        $79.99 - $99.99

BUY HERE:  SOUNDOFSLEEP.COM

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LAST MINUTE INSTANT GIFTS TO SAY "HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!”

Caroline Slusarczyk

 Shutterstock

Shutterstock

It's not too late to show some love on Valentine’s Day!  If you still haven’t found the right gift for your special someone, THE WANNA has plenty of romantic gift ideas you can choose from here.  Perhaps a cozy couples massage is the perfect date idea, or maybe you want to surprise them with flowers and chocolate.

THE WANNA has the most romantic, last minute gift ideas below to pamper your loved one on Valentine’s Day!

MASSAGE ENVY GIFT CARD

 Massage Envy

Massage Envy

Get your S.O. a couples massage gift card to enjoy on your romantic day together.  Massage Envy covers plenty of locations in the U.S. and will be the perfect outing for an amorous Valentine’s Day date.

Where: Massage Envy

How Much: $75-$150 (or customized amount)

JOURNELLE LINGERIE

 Journelle

Journelle

Sexy lingerie, the gift that keeps on giving long after Valentine’s Day!  Get your loved one a Journelle gift card so she can surprise you with sexy new lingerie to spice up the “boudoir.”

Where: Journelle

How Much: Customize the amount!

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS

 Edible Arrangements

Edible Arrangements

Surprise your favorite person with a tasty but healthy edible fruit arrangement to enjoy.  Choose from a collection of romantic Valentine-themed arrangements that include chocolate!

Where: Edible Arrangements

How Much: $49-$399

NET-A-PORTER GIFT CARD

 Net-A-Porter

Net-A-Porter

A Net-A-Porter gift card will give the lady in your life convenient access to all kinds of designer goodies from Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Burberry and so many more.  It’s quick and easy to buy without leaving your house, and it will go a long way with your special someone.

Where: Net-A-Porter

How Much: $50 +

DEAN & DELUCA DATE

Stop by your closest Dean & Deluca “Purveyors of Fine Food” Market for a cozy Valentine’s Day date.  They are offering 20% off select premium steaks and lobster today, as well as discounted chocolate gifts.  Then shop the store for wine-inspired gifts such as a wine glass set of 2 or a “tritan audience decanter.”

Where: Dean & Deluca

How Much:

Wine Glass Set: $54.90

Tritan Audience Decanter Tall: $99

 

Ya Know You Wanna!

SHOW ME THE SHERPA!

Gina Giordan

MID-SEASON WARM AND COZY MUST HAVES YOU WANNA BUY RIGHT NOW!

By Gina Glickman Giordan 

 Sherpa Doggie Onesie By Ugg   

Sherpa Doggie Onesie By Ugg

 

Baby it's COLD outside! 

Post holiday season and we are a few days into the new year, 2018.  

This year the Spring Equinox is on March 20th.  We are barely mid-way through winter.  Some of us still have to endure another 77 days of record breaking cold temps and snow!  Savvy shoppers know right NOW is the perfect time of year to take advantage of some mid-winter season sales on just about everything!  At the moment, we here at THE WANNA can't get enough of that warm and cozy feeling all day long.  Thats why we put together a list of mid-winter must haves that will have you and your fur kids, covered in cozy sherpa from the second you wake-up till the moment you slip into bed.  Sherpa, fleece, shearling, it's all the same to us!  Soft, warm and cozy is the main goal.  Here are some warm and cozy must haves that you wouldn't necessarily expect to be lined in sherpa and they are all absolutely worth investing in right now!  Stay warm and happy hunting! 

THE WANNA XO

 "Soft and Cozy" Plush Sheet Set at HSN.com

"Soft and Cozy" Plush Sheet Set at HSN.com

 

SHERPA SHEET SET -  Get your priorities straight people.  If you can only afford one item on this list, start with a pair of these "SOFT and COZY" brand of life altering bed sheets.  The right sheets can literally change your life.  We all need to sleep and when it's freezing outside there is nothing better than slipping into a cloud of sherpa!  We personally tested out a ton of brands.  The consensus is that they all attract static cling.  So, keep a can of "Static Guard" around this time of year.  The higher priced sets maybe better tailored and slightly thicker but,  any price point on plush sheets and you can't go wrong  HSN sells a brand called "SOFT AND COZY" and the name truly speaks for itself. Splurge away.  You won't regret it!  

 

 VCNY Velvet and Sherpa Comforter Set

VCNY Velvet and Sherpa Comforter Set

 

SHERPA COMFORTER SET - VCNY is known for their well made yet moderately priced bedding sets.  We LOVE the velvet and sherpa / fleece lined reversible comforter set in a slew of bejeweled colors to go with any decor.  Velvet on one side and soft cozy sherpa on the other!  Sherpa-riffic! 

 

 

 PLUSH Luxe Sherpa Neck Warmer at Shopbop.com

PLUSH Luxe Sherpa Neck Warmer at Shopbop.com

SHERPA NECK WARMER -  PLUSH brand designer, Jennifer Kim is one of us.  She obviously has a deep love of everything sherpa, warm and cozy.  The designer took a fresh approach to creating stylish cold weather accessories including:  tights, leggings and this affordable, stylish sherpa neck warmer sold at ShopBop.com.  Peruse the entire PLUSH collection, you will fall in love.

 

 "Luxe Fleece Pom Pom Robe" at Victoria's Secret

"Luxe Fleece Pom Pom Robe" at Victoria's Secret

SHERPA ROBE - Who says sherpa can't be sexy?  Just ask Victoria's Secret.  Their "Luxe Fleece Pom Pom Robe" defines sherpa sexy.  Hurry click the live link, your significant other will thank you.

 

SHEARLING UGG SLIPPERS.jpg

SHERPA BOOTIES -  Yes, Ugg is the original of everything shearling and sherpa lined.  So, naturally we would suggest the UGG CLASSIC BOOT when it comes to keeping your tootsies warm and cozy outside.  When you are inside (home or office) the sherpa obsession continues with these sherpa lined slippers from Ugg.  No socks required!  

 

 Ugg Sherpa Dog Booties 

Ugg Sherpa Dog Booties 

SHERPA DOGGIE BOOTIES-  Ugg we already LOVE you dearly for creating your world famous boots in all shapes and styles...Now, if that wasn't enough, we can share the love of sherpa with our fur-kids!  Matching sherpa dog booties for your bestie with four legs!  Genius! 

 

 Free People "Fluffy Dolman Jacket"

Free People "Fluffy Dolman Jacket"

SHERPA HOODIE - Not all sherpa hoodies are created equal.  This Free People "Fluffy Dolman Jacket" is like slipping into a cloud of cozy!  Love the sherpa style, neutral colors and the fact that you can layer this under anything.  Splurge worthy and a big hit this winter season!  

 

 J.Crew "Teddy Coat in Plush Fleece" 

J.Crew "Teddy Coat in Plush Fleece" 

SHERPA COAT -  J.Crew is the master of cashmere but, this season they also re-defined sherpa.  The infamous "Teddy Coat" gets a sophisticated makeover from J.Crew this season.  We LOVE the "Plush Fleece" in the "Deep Peri" hue but, the version in black is forever classic.  Talk about huggable for hours and hours.

 

 

 

 Hue Fleece Lined Leggings

Hue Fleece Lined Leggings

SHERPA LEGGINGS - If you are on a post-holiday season budget (like us) and can't afford to splurge on PLUSH brand's version of amazingly stylish fleece lined Moto leggings then you will especially LOVE this affordable, sherpa lined version of leggings from HUE on sale at Macy's right now for under $20 bucks! 

 

 Eddie Bauer "Women's Quest Fleece Gloves"   *Holly Red 

Eddie Bauer "Women's Quest Fleece Gloves"   *Holly Red 

SHERPA GLOVES - If you imagine the perfect pair of cold weather gloves they would be stylish, affordable, touch screen and lined in yep, you guessed it, SHERPA!  Thanks to Eddie Bauer, you don't have to imagine, they really do exist.  A slew of colors and styles and all on sale for under $15 bucks!  You're welcome!  Happy texting! 

 

SHERPA CROWN CAP.jpg

SHERPA HAT  - CROWN CAP based in Canada is one of our favorite brands for cold weather accessories.  Their array of impeccably made assorted fur hats are beautiful yet, also practical.  No joke (sorry PETA) but, when it's -10 degrees outside, fur gets the job done.   This pick from CC is vintage leather and lined in sherpa, super stylish and moderately priced so if you leave it in a cab or lose it at the bar, it's not the end of the world...Well maybe.

 

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SHEARLING RUG - When your feet aren't in wrapped in sherpa sheets, slippers or boots any sherpa rug is a great stepping stone to the next warm and cozy destination.  We love this faux - fur version by Mercury Row, on sale at Wayfair.com, which is affordable and machine washable.  Sherpa heaven.

 

SHERPA THROW - Thanks to CARSTENS  your new fav snuggle buddy comes in several colors and styles.  Think Aspen meets a log cabin, moose tracks, bears and pine trees overlooking a tranquil snowy sunset surrounded by sherpa.  The best part is this baby travels.  From the sofa, office, plane to the car, you're covered in stylish sherpa some styles under $25 bucks! 

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THE TARTAN LOVERS' HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2017

Caroline Slusarczyk

 Lisa Farmer/Eye for Design

Lisa Farmer/Eye for Design

GIVE ME TARTAN OR “GIVE ME DEATH!”

The 2016 Holiday season is in full swing!  That means champagne parties, eggnog, fruitcake, family and TARTAN!  This time of the year, most of us are seriously obsessed with everything and anything that screams holiday!  What better way to slip into the holiday spirit then to wear something tartan!  Tartan (plaid pattern) originated in the late 17th century and is the symbolic national dress of Scotland.

 Pinterest

Pinterest

Today, tartan is generally worn by Americans during the holiday season.  Red, green, white, and black signify traditional tartan colors that are literally woven into American culture and fashion, thanks to Ralph Lauren, L.L.Bean, Burberry and J. Crew.

A flash of TARTAN evokes instant holiday nostalgia reminding us this season is absoulely the most wonderful time of the year!  

In celebration of gift giving, THE WANNA curated a tartan-centric gift guide for those who only want a touch of tartan to people who eat, sleep and dress in tartan year round!  HAPPY HUNTING!

 

DREAM IN TARTAN

 Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

Go to bed and wake up in the holiday spirit by surrounding yourself in tartan bedding.  This season we love the royal set at Ralph Lauren called the "Tristin," from the sheets, shams to the duvet cover you can build a bed fit for a King!   This comforter and duvet is pure joy made from yarn-dyed cotton which spotlights a traditional Scottish tartan, bringing heritage style to your home.

 Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

Retail: $139.99-$169.99

Where to buy: Ralph Lauren

 

TARTAN TABLE TOP

 Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma

Create the perfect holiday table with a touch of tartan!  “Embellished with a traditional Scottish tartan pattern, the chargers, plates, salad plates, mugs and espresso cups bring warmth to holiday gatherings.”

Retail: $23.96-$55.96

Where to buy: Williams-Sonoma

 

TOASTY TARTAN

 J. Crew

J. Crew

J. Crew signature Royal Red Plaid cashmere scarf is the perfect gift to give and get!  This cozy scarf is imported straight from Scotland and you won’t find them anywhere else!

Retail: $165

Where to buy: J. Crew

 

TRADITIONAL TARTAN

 Lord & Taylor

Lord & Taylor

These Ralph Lauren Plaid Touch Gloves are a fashionable way to keep your hands toasty in the winter weather.  These traditional black and red patterned tartan gloves are made of wool and polyester, with touchscreen-sensitive compatible fingers!

Retail: $30

Where to buy: Lord & Taylor

 

TIMELESS TARTAN

 Paskal

Paskal

This “flocked tulle” dress designed by Paskal reminds us of the style from the 1920s, but also has its own unique, modern holiday feel to it.  The dress is woven with a grey, red and blue pattern and can be paired nicely with sheer tights and ankle boots.

Retail: $417

Where to buy: Net-A-Porter

 

TARTAN GLOW

 Grandin Road

Grandin Road

Light up those chilly winter nights all season long with Grandin Road tartan LED candles!  Without the worry of an open flame, these cozy and classic tartan-print vellum candles will add to the cozy holiday feeling inside your home.

Retail: $24

Where to buy: Grandin Road

 

TARTAN TOTE

 Mark and Graham

Mark and Graham

Festive tartan carry-all for the holiday season!  This winter we love Mark and Graham's green and navy tote with all the details!  This cute tote bag features magnetic closure, vinyl accents, handy interior pockets and a free embroidered monogram.  Made of 100% polyester and with vegan leather accents.

Retail: $99

Where to buy: Mark and Graham

 

TAILORED TARTAN 

 ASOS

ASOS

This festive tartan blazer from ASOS is the perfect gift for any classy, holiday-loving man!  This blazer is designed by Noose & Monkey and is woven with 100% pure wool fabric in England to create an attractive, skinny fit.

Retail: $158

Where to buy: ASOS

 Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

For the stylish ladies, this festive wool-twill blazer is designed by Vivienne Westwood.  It is patterned with red and black tartan.  Tailored for a loose silhouette, this piece has cutaway shoulders that add edginess to the classic tartan look.

Retail: $388

Where to buy: Net-A-Porter

 

CASUAL TARTAN

 Madewell

Madewell

This Madewell long-sleeved tartan "boyfriend shirt" is the perfect casual holiday snag for low-key nights with friends and family, or a cup of hot cocoa in front of the fire.  The top is made slightly oversized for a loose fit, in a “red sangria” tartan pattern.

Retail: $69.50

Where to buy: Madewell

 

REGAL BEAGLE

Looking for a gift for a furry friend?  How about a festive tartan dog bed for the holiday season?

-FESTIVE

 Landsend

Landsend

This plaid dog bed cover boasts the perfect red and black festive pattern tartan.  It is made with tightly woven twill to stand up to the rough and tumble movements of your beloved pup.

Retail: $49.50-$69.50

Where to buy: Landsend

-LUXURY

 DForDog

DForDog

Of course you only want the best for your furry BFF, and this luxurious dog bed from the Highland Prestige Collection will make your pup feel like royalty.  Handmade to order from the UK, this bed is covered in a “brown watch” tartan with dark chocolate faux fur interior, and made of 100% wool Kinloch Anderson.

Retail: $299

Where to buy: DForDog

 

Ya Know You Wanna!

JOIN THESE FESTIVE CELEBS AND ROCK YOUR OWN UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER!

Caroline Slusarczyk

 Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Every year when the holiday season rolls around, “ugly sweaters” become all the rage.  People young and old wear these festive, holiday-themed sweaters to show off their holiday spirit and spread good cheer.  The WANNA has gathered celebrities who have shown off their ugly sweater game this year, including Miley Cyrus, Matt Damon, Elijah Wood, Joy Behar, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and tons more.  Enjoy the very jolly photos below!

Matt Damon

 Peter Kramer/NBC

Peter Kramer/NBC

Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch

 Noam Galai/WireImage

Noam Galai/WireImage

Miley Cyrus

 Instagram @mileycyrus

Instagram @mileycyrus

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

 Splash News

Splash News

Elijah Wood

 Paul Drinkwater/NBC

Paul Drinkwater/NBC

Joy Behar

 Lou Rocco/ABC

Lou Rocco/ABC

Lauren Conrad

 Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Anna Kendrick

 David M. Bennet/Getty Images

David M. Bennet/Getty Images

T.J. Miller

 People

People

Whoopi Goldberg

 Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Michael Shannon

 Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Ice Cube, Cam Newton, Kevin Hart

 Instagram/KevinHart4Real

Instagram/KevinHart4Real

Kelly Clarkson

 Twitter, @Kelly_Clarkson

Twitter, @Kelly_Clarkson

If you WANNA join in with the celebrities and rock your own ugly holiday sweater, The WANNA has curated a list of sweaters you can have delivered ASAP, just in time for that holiday party!

Macy’s

 Macy's

Macy's

Karen Scott Petite Penguin Holiday Sweater

Retail: $16.99

Ralph Lauren

 Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

Men’s Wool-Blend V-Neck Pullover

Retail: $354

Nordstrom

 Nordstrom

Nordstrom

Ten Sixty Sherman Christmas Tree Sweater

Retail: $25.20

H&M

 H&M

H&M

Men’s Sweater with Christmas Motif

Retail: $9.99

The Sweater Store

 The Sweater Store

The Sweater Store

Ugly Christmas Pullover

Retail: $40

Ugly Christmas Sweater

 Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweater

The Simpsons Homer Doh Ho Ho Ugly Holiday Sweater

Retail: $19.95

Amazon

 Amazon

Amazon

Let It Glow Light Up Men’s Christmas Sweater

Retail: $26.23

 

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DON'T FORGET TO GIFT YOUR BEST FURRY FRIEND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Caroline Slusarczyk

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Gift-giving during the holiday season can be overwhelming...making a list and checking it twice.  Gasp!  Suddenly, you realize there is one very important gift you forgot to purchase?  Yes, you forgot about the one loyal, loving four - legged friend who trusts you to do the right thing.  It's all good!  Fido won't hold it against you since you're only human.  It happens and it's understandable with all the hustle and bustle you may have forget to buy a holiday gift for your precious pooch! No worries!  THE WANNA has curated a list of unique gifts for your furry BFF this holiday season. Best part?  You can order online and have them delivered straight to your front door!  Ruff life!  

Happy Shopping! 

Bone training board

This board serves as an educational and fun brainteaser for your dog.

Price: $10

Where to buy: TJ Maxx

 TJMaxx.com

TJMaxx.com

OllyBottle

"Share water, not slobber” with this detachable water bottle made for both humans & dogs.

Price: $14.99

Where to buy: OllyDog.com

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ollydog.shptron.com

Toppl Treat Toy

Keep your hungry pup challenged with this treat trap game.

Price: $19.95

Where to buy: West Paw Design

 westpawdesign.com

westpawdesign.com

Holiday Dog Toy - Bouncy Ball

A fun assortment of holiday-themed bouncy balls your dog is sure to enjoy.

Price: $13.99

Where to buy: AKC Shop

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shop.akc.org

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

The perfect solution if you want to match with your BFF for the ugly sweater holiday party.

Price: $14.99 - $25

Where to buy: Amazon

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target.com

Tagg GPS Pet Tracker

Get this stylish Dog GPS accessory to keep an eye on your rambunctious pet.

Price: $82.99

Where to buy: Amazon

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Whistle/Amazon.com

iFetch Ball Thrower

If you aren’t feeling up to a game of fetch with your canine pal, this ball launcher does the job for you.

Price: $115

Where to buy: Go iFetch

 goifetch.com

goifetch.com

ThunderShirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket

Have a nervous doggy?  The ThunderShirt jacket hugs your dog in times of anxiety or fear.

Price: $31.26

Where to buy: Amazon

 thundershirt.com

thundershirt.com

Doggie Doo – The Famous Dog Poop Game

Did your kids finally ask the dreaded question of getting a puppy?  Test their dog-caring responsibility levels with the Doggie Doo board game:

Price: $25.99 

Where to buy: Amazon

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Goliath Games/Amazon.com

Pet Peek Window

Help your curious canine see what’s happening outside of the front yard with this bubble window.

Price: $119.99

Where to buy: Amazon

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petpeek.info/Amazon.com

PetChatz

Separation anxiety on both sides?  Get PetChatz installed to talk to your pup long distance.

Price: $379.99

Where to buy: PetChatz

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PetChatz/Amazon.com

Dog Umbrella

Protect your dog on rainy walks!

Price: $29.99

Where to buy: Sale Breaker

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amazon.com

 

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IN THE MIXX GETS FESTIVE ON-SET

Caroline Slusarczyk

The ITM Team had a blast yesterday shooting ITM’s Holiday Episode with the talented cast of “La Soirée” and our “in-studio” audience!

ITM was mesmerized by the phenomenal range of acts in the “La Soirée” show! The two hour extravaganza will have you on the edge of your seat.

ITM  has a big crush on Mario, The Queen of the Circus, the soulful sounds of opera singer Le Gateau Chocolat, The English Gents, Miss Behave, Brett Haylock, Jess Love, Bath Boy, and the sultry Ursula Martinez – this show should not be missed!

If you are in NYC on NYE 2014, you can ring in the New Year with the entire La Soirée ensemble. ITM recommends book your tickets now!

Meet all the La Soirée cast members on ITM! Tune into ITM’s upcoming “Celebrity Holiday Traditions” episode, premiering next Thursday December 26 on WE TV at 7.30 am!

Don’t forget to take a peek a ITM’s Celebrity Holiday Gift Bag! Our fave picks for the holiday season and way beyond! Only the best of the best thanks to Baked by MelissaRaccoon BrandCortisio, Daddy ScrubsFindablesSoaps to Live ByAlomune180sand Mrs Prindable’s.

Chocolate lovers – you need to taste Mrs. Prindable’s now!

Log onto MrsPrindables.com and use ITM‘s special code 15% discount code: INTHEMIXX.

Need gift inspiration? WATCH ITM’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013!  BEST OF THE BEST BABY!

GIVE GOOD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Caroline Slusarczyk

This holiday season, The WANNA doesn’t just want you to give, we want you to give good. We’ve got the hottest picks for the 2015 holiday season that will have everybody on your list covered!

FOR A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOME
SoHo Trees

Not only will SoHo Trees deliver a beautiful Fir to your home, but they’ll also decorate it! The WANNA reckons that this is the perfect way to get your family feeling festive, especially if you don’t have the time to get down to the tree lot yourself!

Ariston Flowers

These NYC florists say that “Everyday is in full bloom” and we agree! An Ariston Flowers arrangement also makes a great hostess gift for that hot holiday party!

FOR THE FITNESS FANATIC
180s

For that friend or family member who’s training for a marathon and doesn’t let the cold weather get in the way. Keep their ears warm (and stylish) with these ear warmers that double as headphones. And 180s sells a whole range of tech-savvy gear that will arm your loved ones for the cold season. After all…

FOR THE BEAUTY ADDICT
Cortisio

These gorgeous Cortisio hair styling tools have it all: they’re professional-quality, easy to use, infused with hair-friendly negative ion technology, and they come in an array of seasonal patterns. Perfect for the fashionista on your list.

FOR THE NEW PARENTS
DaddyScrubs

It’s no secret – a lot of new dads get embarrassed carting around diaper bags, but they still want to take on their fair share of childcare. Well, now there’s no excuse – DaddyScrubs has created a whole line of products aimed at dads, including their bestselling Daddy Diaper Pack.

Alomune

And all new parents are vulnerable to their kids’ colds. Give their immune systems a boost with Alomune, an immune supplement that comes either in powder form or as chewable tablets. These also make great stocking stuffers for those college freshmen who came home sniffling after finals.

FOR THE HIPSTER
Raccoon Brand

Stay ahead of the curve with these edgy t-shirts from cult indie company, Raccoon Brand. Popular with celeb models and DJs, each shirt features a signature Raccoon design, and is made from 100% cotton.

FOR THE SOCIAL BUTTERFLY
Findables

These great phone covers from Findables come with a personalized QR-code that allows you to instantly connect with new friends through your online social media profiles. Perfect for your networking pals, and the case even doubles as a phone stand!

FOR THE FOODIE
Mrs Prindable’s

If candy apples had a queen, she would be Mrs Prindable. These apples are not only beautifully presented but are also delicious, (the ITM team definitely enjoyed the taste test…) and they come in over a dozen flavors. So good, you might just want to keep them for yourself this holiday season! If you want to give the gift of year-round deliciousness, how about signing up a loved one for Mrs Prindable’s “Apple-A-Month” program?

FOR THE FILM BUFF
LG

If they’re fanatical about film, addicted to television, or obsessed with video, why not treat your loved one to an LG Smart TV? Top-of-the-line and great for enjoying your favorite episodes of The WANNA!

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LAST MINUTE GIFTS UNDER $100 AND JUST IN TIME!

Caroline Slusarczyk

 Bensalem Comfort

Bensalem Comfort

Hanukkah and Christmas are just around the corner.  If you're anything like us, you still need to buy a ton of gifts.  Have no fear!  THE WANNA curated a list of last minute gifts you can order online, get delivered just in time and all for under 100 bucks!  It's holiday shopping without the stress and hassle!  Shop right here for gifts you can order online right now without ever leaving your home!  We've got you covered on this one!  Happy Shopping!  

TILE MATE BLUETOOTH TRACKER

 Amazon

Amazon

Have a forgetful friend or family member who always loses their wallet or keys?  This easy attachment will keep track of anything that might get misplaced.

Price: $24.98

Where to buy: Amazon

COFFEE TRUNK OF SAMPLERS

 Coffee Beanery

Coffee Beanery

Set your coffee-loving friend up with one of these sampler packs, and they’re sure to love you forever.

Price: $39.95

Where to buy: Coffee Beanery

ENGLISH ROSE SPA GIFT SET BY LOVESTEE

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Lovestee/Amazon

This beautiful set of bath and body items will please any girly girl who loves to stay fresh.

Price: $26.99

Where to buy: Amazon

KINDLE PAPERWHITE E-READER

 Amazon

Amazon

For the busy bookworm in your life - This 6-inch Kindle will help them catch up on the latest read while riding the bus or subway.

Price: $99.99

Where to buy: Amazon

BABY KEEPSAKE LIBRARY

 Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods

If you know a pair of new parents, this storage system will be a safe place for them to keep each of their child’s “firsts” as they grow older – First pacifier, first word, first lost tooth, etc.

Price: $80

Where to buy: Uncommon Goods

BEER CHILLING COASTER SET

 Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods

Just pop these marble coasters in the fridge or freezer, and they’ll keep your beer chilled while you sip and enjoy!

Price: $68

Where to buy: Uncommon Goods

FUJIFILM INSTAX MINI 8 CAMERA

 Amazon

Amazon

This adorable polaroid camera comes in a variety of colors, and is the perfect addition to a night out on the town or a house party.  It’s a fun, trendy way to capture the moment! 

Price: $59.25

Where to buy: Amazon

HUGHAPY MERMAID TAIL BLANKET

 Hughapy/Amazon

Hughapy/Amazon

This mermaid tail-shaped blanket will keep toes warm for little girls and moms alike.  All you must do is choose the right color!

Price: $28-$34

Where to buy: Amazon

 

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WHAT TO GET THE HEALTH NUT IN YOUR LIFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Caroline Slusarczyk

 Gifts Ready To Go

Gifts Ready To Go

The holiday season can be stressful for many of us.  Non-stop gift giving, family time and of course the food!  With all the nostalgic holiday treats from eggnog, cookies to pie it's so easy to pack on those extra 5 - 10 pounds and get knocked off your usual workout routine.  So, if you're searching for a last minute gift to give a health-conscious, fitness-minded friend, THE WANNA hand picked gifts for the mind, body, and soul that you can purchase online and just in time for the health nut in your life!  Power on!  

Sugoi Versa Jacket

 Competitive Cyclist

Competitive Cyclist

Hate having to peel off your sweaty jacket whilst on a winter run?  The Sugoi Versa Jacket has easily detachable sleeves that you can store in the pockets without skipping a beat.

Price: $75-$94

Where to buy: Competitive Cyclist Men's

Women's

Cuisinart Smart Stick Blender

 Cuisinart/Amazon

Cuisinart/Amazon

This fancy looking tool allows for a tasty drink to be blended, but at a reasonable amount of calories.

Price: $100

Where to buy: Amazon

PerfectShaker

 Perfect Shaker

Perfect Shaker

For the real life superhero you may know, the PerfectShaker makes protein shake preparation simple and fun!  These shakers come with superhero themes, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and the Hulk, to name a few.  

Price: $16.99

Where to buy: Perfect Shaker

Erica Sara Designs Necklace

 Erica Sara Designs

Erica Sara Designs

Looking for something unique to gift the runner in your life?  Erica Sara Designs’ creates super stylish pieces with a fitness edge!  We love this rose gold neck lace that reminds us to "run run run run!"  

Price: $36-$106

Where to buy: Erica Sara Designs

May Designs Monogrammed Meal Planner Book

 May Designs

May Designs

Maybe you or a loved one is currently in the process of slimming down.  This personalized meal planner will help give them the structure and motivation they need to stick with a new routine.

Price: $20

Where to buy: May Designs

Funny Motivational Poster

“Sweat is Just Fat Crying”…enough said.

Price: $8.95

Where to buy: Etsy

Zobha Essential Mat Carrier

 Amazon

Amazon

Whether you're a guru or mere beginner, this ZOBHA yoga mat carrier is genius!  Tuck your wallet, phone and other essentials into the many pockets for easy storage and carry on the go!  Namaste!  

Price: $53.55

Where to buy: Amazon

Custom Monogrammed Yoga Mat

 My Custom Yoga Mat

My Custom Yoga Mat

Personalize it!  While you’re thinking about that mat carrier, might as well get your best gal pal a monogrammed yoga mat as well.  

Price: $50

Where to buy: Custom Yoga Mat

Procizion Spiral Slicer

 Amazon

Amazon

For those looking to cut out the carbs, try this vegetable-slicing gadget and make some zucchini pasta.

Price: $16.97

Where to buy: Amazon

Specialized Bike Gloves

 Specialized

Specialized

Know an avid biker whose hands are nearly frostbitten?  Specialized says about their gloves:  “We work closely with the world's top medical professionals to create bike gloves with ergonomic, scientifically tested designs that are sure to increase your comfort, all without degrading your feel or protection on the road or trail.”

Price: $25-$90

Where to buy: Specialized Women's 

Men's

Swiftwick Compression Socks

 Swiftwick

Swiftwick

These compression socks work hard to protect an athlete’s feet from blistering, while also reducing muscle soreness.

Price: $25

Where to buy: Swiftwick

 

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