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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

 

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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

express.co.uk/Getty Images

express.co.uk/Getty Images

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

ollydog.shptron.com

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

shop.akc.org

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

target.com

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

Whistle/Amazon.com

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

Goliath Games/Amazon.com

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

petpeek.info/Amazon.com

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

PetChatz/Amazon.com

PetChatz/Amazon.com

Dog Umbrella

Protect your dog on rainy walks!

Price: $29.99

Where to buy: Sale Breaker

amazon.com

amazon.com

 

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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

Lovestee/Amazon

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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TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL MAKE CHRISTMAS COME EARLY FOR SEVERAL FAMILIES AT A FLORIDA WALMART

Caroline Slusarczyk

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Country music’s husband-wife duo Tim McGraw and Faith Hill just made the holidays extra bright for some unsuspecting Walmart shoppers.  Earlier this week, the couple paid off $5,000 worth of pending layaway purchases for the customers of Walmart in Baker County, Florida.  McGraw’s mother, Betty Trimble, showed up in person to the Walmart to act as the Secret Santa distributing the “gifts.”  Each gift came with the fully paid receipt of the layaway item, and a card signed, “Merry Christmas from Tim McGraw & Faith Hill.”

Photo of Betty Trimble (left)/Kathy Teegardin Thigpen via Facebook

Photo of Betty Trimble (left)/Kathy Teegardin Thigpen via Facebook

Several of the lucky shoppers who went home with a Christmas present shared their stories to social media, thanking Trimble, Hill and McGraw.  Jessica Lumpkin, a Baker County resident, wrote on Facebook, “I didn’t have anything on layaway, was just picking up a package and she gave me this. I’ve never had this happen to me. I’m glad I call Baker County my home.”

Jessica Lumpkin/Facebook

Jessica Lumpkin/Facebook

A few other shoppers uploaded photos of their reactions to the gifts, check out the gallery here.

The WANNA has “faith” that this generous Christmas act from McGraw and Hill will lift everyone’s spirits this holiday season!

 

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COULD "SOCK COPS" SPARK A CITY WIDE MOVEMENT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

Caroline Slusarczyk

sockitforward.com

sockitforward.com

In a city where the kind and caring gestures of people let alone the NYPD are rarely captured on camera, one New Yorker stumbled upon a touching scene in the New York City subway and shared the moment on Facebook.  On Friday, Joshua Lagan told the touching story of two police officers doing a good Christmas deed for a homeless man.  Lagan was waiting for his train at Grand Central station when he noticed a commotion.  Two police officers ran over to a homeless man when he started rummaging through the trashcan.  One of the officers took the homeless man (and Lagan) by surprise when he asked, “What are you collecting cans for?”  The homeless man took a moment to respond, “Socks.  I want socks.”  What happened next will bring a tear to your eye!

Lagan wrote, “Without hesitation, the Cop put his arm on his shoulder and smiling said ‘I’ll buy you socks. It’s Christmas soon right? I’ll buy you socks for Christmas. Merry Christmas’ he said smiling broadly. ‘Let’s go to the store.’ The homeless man was so shocked he just kept stammering, ‘are you serious?’ ‘Are you serious?’”

Lagan snapped a photo of the exchange:

Joshua Lagan/Facebook

Joshua Lagan/Facebook

Lagan continued, “I don’t share this to make a statement about homeless people, or cops, or politics. I share this because of love. I saw someone treat someone with love today, and it reminded me of the love that we need to show for us to overcome all of the hate we're seeing in the news these days.  It was a small gesture, but I saw a man regardless of color or uniform show compassion for another person. How often do we miss opportunities to do that?”

You can read Lagan’s whole moving story here.

There is nothing like a selfless act of kindness to inspire others and get you in the holiday spirit!  Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.

This season in addition to the red wine and fruitcake how about donating on behalf of a loved one, to these charities that provide SOCKS for the homeless?

The Joy of Sox

The Joy of Sox Facebook Page

Bridging the Gap NY

Comfort Socks for the Homeless

 

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