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Last Minute Holiday Gifts & Gets

With little time left to shop for items duly showcasing our adoration and appreciation for those who enrich our lives, there’s still ample opportunity to score gifts sure to make them smile from the inside, out. Below are some last-minute entries to for our various, and highly coveted, Holiday Gift Pick Lists of this year.

Aventon Aventure eBike from Aventon ( For the city commuter or the outdoorsy adventurer in your life, give them the wheels to carry them wherever they want to go with the Aventure eBike from Aventon—a top gift pick of this season! As Aventon’s newest electric bike, the Aventure is a full-sized, fat tire eBike with cutting-edge technology that is revolutionizing e-mobility. This model is equipped with a color display screen that syncs up with a smartphone app to give the rider the ultimate cycling experience. Each rider can use the app to turn the eBike’s lights on and off, track mileage and even connect with other Aventon enthusiasts. The app also includes a fan-favorite feature detailing the number of trees saved when you travel with electric power! With a front suspension fork, 4-inch fat tires, and exceptional handling you can be sure of the most comfortable ride across whichever terrain your spirit chooses. In fact, no terrain is too rugged for the Aventure, and a suspension fork with a bump absorbing 80mm of travel means that you'll conquer all with best in class comfort. With a 28 mile-per-hour top speed, you’ll also travel at a brisk pace! Built-in fenders and integrated front and rear lights ensure that wherever you go you’ll be both seen by others and protected from the terrain beneath you. Get where you want to go with included throttle-on-demand and pedal assist functions. The throttle is there for when you need it, or when you just want to enjoy the scenery, whilst the five levels of pedal assist allow you to manage your energy expenditure so you can always make it to the top of that incline. Speaking of energy, you’ll get about 45 miles as the average range on a fully-charged battery. Let these killer wheels carry your loved one off on an adventure today!

Philips UV-C Disinfection Box from Philips ( Health and wellness is a gift that will mean more this year than in many years past. This holiday season, a great way to give your loved one the gift of safety and peace-of-mind is with the Philips UV-C Disinfection Box from Philips. The company reports that its UV-C disinfection box, fitted with Philips’ UV-C light sources, can inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 disease) on surfaces by more than 99% to below detectable levels, providing an easy and effective way to disinfect items like keys, cell phones, toys and other small household items. Using UV-C technology, in just a couple of minutes the box disinfects against a vast host of viruses, bacteria, germs and mites. It’s roomy, so users can place multiple items in the box, close the lid and their personal belongings will be disinfected. The highly reflective interior allows UV-C light to disinfect items more effectively while the stainless-steel chamber ensures each object’s surface is reached, regardless of the way it is facing. This simple and intuitive design allows you and your loved ones to disinfect multiple items at once. Just load your items evenly into the box and select your working mode using the clear digital display. The machine will do the rest.

Muse S Gen 2 Brain-Sensing Headband from Muse ( Busy days mean busy minds at night and all too often that results in restless sleep. This season, you can give your loved one the priceless gift of renewed focus and a good night’s slumber with the Muse S Gen 2 Headband from Muse. This comfy brain-sensing headband uses real-time biofeedback to help you refocus during the day and recover overnight. Imagine an intuitive sleep guide that responds to your brain activity, helps you shut off your busy mind and guides you into a restful sleep. This device will also help you learn the art of mediation and, beyond helping you fall asleep, it’ll also help you stay asleep...or go back to sleep if you do awaken during the night. In addition to the headband, Muse has developed Digital Sleeping Pills, or DSP’s, designed to help you through the winding-down process by responding to your brain’s rhythms to help you disengage from your busy mind. Muse S detects the natural changes in your brain activity during sleep and uses those changes to gently fade out your audio using smart fade technology to cue your brain that it’s time for sleep. If you happen to wake during the night, the Muse S will automatically fade in the digital sleeping pill content to guide you back to sleep. Users can select a variety of different DSP’s such as ambient sleep soundscapes, guided sleep meditations or original, classic and adventure sleep stories.

SBLA Neck, Chin & Jawline Sculpting Wand XL ( SBLA’s revolutionary Neck, Chin & Jawline Sculpting Wand XL uses revolutionary technology to instantly, and over time, target fat cells that accumulate under the chin, jaw & neck area, and is clinically proven to smooth & tighten skin, significantly boost collagen to reduce fine lines & wrinkles, and brighten & even out skin tone. The Sculpting Wand XL serum uses SBLA’s patent-pending Proprietary Formula Complex to eliminate fat cells and give you a slimmer, sculpted profile in just 14 to 30 days. You may experience a mild tingling sensation immediately after applying. The product’s Proprietary Fat Melting Complex increases the topical levels of IRISIN in the body to target and reduce fat cells under the chin, jaw, and neck. This while the company’s Proprietary Triple Peptide Blend substantially boosts collagen production to increase skin elasticity and firmness; reduce lines and wrinkles; and tighten, lift and smooth crepey skin. SBLA wands feature a practical pump to deliver a measured dose, and an anti-microbial stainless steel ball evenly distributes the serum on the neck, chin, jawline and décolleté for maximum absorption.

HTVRONT HTV and Adhesive Vinyl Products ( HTVRONT is a reliable vinyl that produces high-quality vinyl products, including heat transfer vinyl (iron on vinyl), adhesive vinyl, transfer tape and more. Here, DIY enthusiasts and crafters can create their own ideas on T-shirts, cups, handbags, shoes and any indoor and outdoor projects to reflect their own personality with inspiring and attractive works. With a keen eye for trends and in constant pursuit of top quality. HTVRONT's mission is to help turn people's imagination into reality. The company’s top-sellers include HTV vinyl, glitter iron on vinyl, and adhesive vinyl. It also carries specialty products like sublimation paper allowing users to easily transfer images to various surfaces, such as T-shirts, pillows, canvas bags, ceramic cups, mobile phone cases, puzzles, metal plates, key chains and more. Other offerings and tools include holographic vinyl, mini heat press and a T-shirt ruler that’ll quickly help you align the design in the center of the t-shirt. The variety of items available makes it a perfect gift source for all special occasions, as well as seasonal and daily handicrafts. While the prices are low with HTVRONT, quality is assured. Also an information source for enthusiasts and professionals wanting to learn more, HTVRONT provides material in the field of heat transfer printing, education and training for heat transfer printing, information in designing artwork for garments or other product surfaces, and custom manufacturing for heat transfer printing and 3D printing.

MRS.G'S Hot Pepper Jellies ( What one Sweet and Spicy condiment can elevate literally hundreds of your favorite recipes? MRS.G'S Hot Pepper Jellies began over twenty years ago when Cindy Greaver started making jalapeno and habanero jellies as gifts for friends and family. Now in its 8th year of business, her jellies have caught fire with customers across the country, home chefs using them on everything from Sweet and Spicy Shrimp Skewers to "grownup" PB&Js. In Temecula wineries, you will regularly find them spicing up lavish charcuterie boards. Mrs. G’s is dedicated to producing hot pepper jellies with fresh jalapenos and habaneros, using only all-natural, non-GMO ingredients to ensure excellence in taste and quality. They have just enough sweet “kick” to complement dishes and cheeseboards. Mrs. G’s is “Sweet on Heat.” In four distinctive flavors - Ja-Ha (Jalapeno-Habanero), Jalapeno Garlic Lime, Mango Ginger Habanero, and Peach Habanero, each one was crafted to enjoy with food and pairs deliciously with grilled meats, fish, and roasted vegetables, and combines into a unique sandwich spread or dipping sauce. Of course, they are great simply served on toast, with cheese or straight out of the jar! Sourced locally, produced and packaged in Southern California, they are available locally at retail locations , on their online store, and in multiple packs and gift boxes on Amazon Prime. Share your creations on Instagram @MrsGsJellies.

BarBox Craft Cocktails from BarBox Craft Cocktails ( No matter the occasion, a great cocktail will never go unappreciated. This season, give your loved one their favorite cocktail in a ready-to-drink format that can be enjoyed anytime or anywhere. This courtesy of BarBox Craft Cocktails, which offers playful yet sophisticated drink-ready adult beverages that come in eco-friendly packaging. Convenience and quality come together in this company’s artisan-crafted classic cocktail collection that’s smartly packaged in a bag-in-box format. Each cocktail box contains 14 four-ounce cocktails, making them a perfect choice for hosting or attending gatherings with friends and family. BarBox offers many universally favorite cocktails like Cosmopolitans, Vodka Sours, Negronis and Margaritas that are ready-to-drink in three easy steps: push to break the seal, pull to extend the spout, then remove the safety seal. From there, just pour over ice and enjoy! BarBox is easy to bring on adventures and, of course, is equally as convenient to enjoy at home. The flavor and quality of these cocktails is a testament to the artisan spirits and all-natural ingredients with which they are made. BarBox Craft Cocktails are handcrafted by Florida-based Kozuba & Sons Distillery. Co-Founders Matthias and Jacob Kozuba carefully curate only the finest, all-natural ingredients to accompany premium spirits that are sure to offer a playful yet sophisticated craft cocktail experience.

Blacklane Chauffeur & Airport Concierge Service ( Finally, safety-minded, luxury and convenience-minded travelers are loving Blacklane’s global chauffeur service, which brings trekkers peace of mind across 50 countries. The crew’s health, safety, reliability and technology gives guests door-to-door, stress-free travel. Blacklane chauffeurs clean vehicles and disinfect all points of contact before and after rides. They offer guests hand sanitizer, wear masks and provide masks to guests who need them. Their chauffeurs also check their temperature daily and air out vehicles between rides. Blacklane travelers receive fair, fixed and all-inclusive rates and all rides are carbon neutral. Plus, all Blacklane chauffeurs all speak English and are commercially licensed and insured. Airport pickups include flight tracking, meet-and-greet service and up to one hour of free chauffeur waiting time. Intercity rides give guests a private door-to-door alternative to short-haul flights and trains. So, no matter what region you plan to visit, if you desire reliable and luxurious ground transportation for a flight or any other “around town” jaunts, Blacklane is a true gem. The service alleviates the stress of getting to and from the airport or other destinations. Upgrade your travels at or on the free Blacklane app.


Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist who reports on cultural shifts and trends as well as noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers and innovators across all categories, both B2C and B2B. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations and events. Merilee is Founder, Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List” as well as Host of the “Savvy Living” lifestyle TV show that airs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and other major markets on CBS, FOX and other top networks; as well as the “Savvy Ventures” business TV show that airs nationally on FOX Business TV and Bloomberg TV. As a prolific lifestyle, travel, dining and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, Merilee keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme. Her work reaches multi-millions worldwide via broadcast TV (her own shows and copious others on which she appears) as well as a myriad of print and online publications. Connect with her at and / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / LinkedIN

***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above may have been provided or arranged at no cost to accommodate if this is review editorial, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***


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