• Gift Guide,  Health,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Skip The Line, and Drink Your Best Matcha Tea at Home

    Matcha Ice Cream, Matcha Late, Matcha Tea… what’s so good about Matcha? Regular green tea is already touted as an antioxidant Storehouse, but matcha has even more health benefits because it is more like 4 cups of tea in one. Here’s why: when you make other forms of green tea, you steep the leaves in hot water and then discard them. When you make matcha, you whisk the powder into hot water and or milk. As a result, you actually consume the entire tea leaf when you drink it! The antioxidants it contains may lower blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart disease, and even boost your metabolism.

    Matcha is very similar to other green teas, however, it is grown slightly different. Matcha contains nutrients from the whole tea leaf as opposed to just a part of the tea leaf, and this results in increased caffeine levels, nutrients, and benefits. Matcha is made from green tea leaves. It can be traced back to 8th century China. It is a method in which you utilize green tea leaves to make powdered tea, which is then mixed with hot water to create tea. It eventually became popularized in the 12th century, used in the Japanese tea ceremonies.

    Today, the Matcha flavor is popular in lattes, ice cream, and other delicious drinks and desserts. Storehouse Organic Ceremonial Matcha is a type of powdered green tea made of Tencha – a specially treated shade-grown tea that is high in chlorophyll and low in tannins, from the Zhejiang Province, China. When Tencha tea leaves are de-veined, de-stemmed, and ground into emerald-green, talc-like powder, the product is known as Matcha. The taste is slightly bitter taste with a vibrant green color that results from the leaves’ high chlorophyll levels.

    How To Make Matcha

    Matcha Ingredients: 

    100% Organic stone ground Ceremonial Matcha Green tea. Zhejiang Province, China.

    Brewing Instructions: 

    • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Matcha powder
    • 2 ounces of below boiling water
    • 4 ounces additional below boiling water or for a latte add steamed milk of choice, almond milk, coconut milk, dairy milk, oat milk, etc.
    • Maple syrup, honey, optional

    Take a 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon of Organic Matcha powder and add to your bowl, pour 2 oz of hot water into tea and vigorously whisking from side to side to create a frothy, nourishing tea, Add the remaining 6 ounces below boiling water or steamed milk and whisk again until foamy. Sweeten to taste, if desired. Matcha is energizing, calming and delicious.

      • Using a bamboo matcha whisk is recommended. If you make matcha often, I recommend investing in a bamboo whisk called a chasen. Tiny prongs closely spaced together break up clumps and create a frothy layer of foam on top of the tea. If you don’t have one, use a regular whisk or an electric milk frothier instead. Forks do not work well in breaking up clumps.
      • Sweeten to taste. Matcha’s grassy, umami flavor can be an acquired taste. If you’re new to making it, don’t hesitate to add a few drops of maple syrup or honey. Finally, top it off with more hot water or steamed milk for a latte. Enjoy!

    Want to buy our other Matcha accessories? Click Here to buy Storehouse Matcha Set!

  • food,  Gift Guide,  Las Vegas,  New York,  San Diego

    Make The Graduation Day Memorable with A Perfect Gift Box from gourmetgiftbaskets.com

    Graduation is a big deal. All those nights of cramming for major exams, making it through those awful gen eds, and waking up for boring 9 AM classes with dull professors is hard work. Sure, it was fun too, but don’t underestimate how taxing college life can be. Graduating should be rewarded with a gift that shows how excited you are about their accomplishments. That’s why gourmetgiftbaskets.com created the collection of special graduation gift baskets which are complete with everything you need to say congratulations on the big day.

    Fruit for My Grad

    As graduation approaches, it’s time to start thinking of a gift for the graduate-to-be! They’ve worked hard to receive their diploma and this fruit gift basket is the perfect way to say “congratulations!” The beautiful gift is filled with the perfect mix of snacks that are healthy, sweet, and savory. Order your favorite graduate this special fruit gift today!

    Contents

    • Sea Salt Caramel Sauce by Stonewall Kitchen – 12.25 oz.
    • Stoned Wheat Crackers by Eleanor + Flynn – 4 oz.
    • Chocolate Covered Cherries by Marich – 2.3 oz.
    • Classic Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese by Cabot – 8 oz.
    • Butter Peanut Crunch by Hammond’s – 3 oz.
    • Belgian Chocolates by Annalie’s Chocolates – 1.76 oz.
    • Red Apples – 4 qty.
    • Oranges – 2 qty.
    • Pears – 2 qty.
    • Water Hyacinth – Medium Tray

    Graduation Champagne Gift

    Commend their achievement with this stunning arrangement! You can choose one of four exceptional sparkling wines, which are expertly paired with an unparalleled assortment of decadent gourmet treats. Boasting irresistibly smooth truffles, delicate cookies, and Belgian chocolates, this gorgeous basket makes an already memorable day completely unforgettable.

    *Champagne flutes are not included.
    *5107B ships with Vanilla Wafer Rolls instead of Key Lime Cookies.

    Contents

    Choose One of the Following Sparkling Wines:

    • La Marca Prosecco – 750 ml
    • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label – 750 ml
    • Dom Perignon – 750 ml
    • Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne – 750 ml

    and

    • Key Lime Coolers by Dulion – 4 oz.
    • White Chocolate Truffle Bar by Lindt – 3.5 oz.
    • Assorted Truffles by Lindt – 5.1 oz.
    • French Chocolate Truffles by Truffle Basket – 3.5 oz.
    • Chocolate Caramel Grahams by Annalie’s Chocolates – 2.6 oz.
    • Belgian Chocolates by Annalie’s Chocolates – 1.76 oz.

    Around The World Beer Bucket – 12 Beers

    The great beers should know no borders. That’s why gourmetgiftbaskets.com has sought out delicious brews from around the globe and united them in this Around The World Beer Bucket! Perfect for anyone who enjoys a cold one, gourmetgiftbaskets.com brought together beers from many different countries and artfully arranged them inside of the galvanized steel bucket. And since nothing goes with a tasty brew like good snacks, gourmetgiftbaskets.com carefully chose some of their most beloved gourmet foods to include, handcrafted popcorn, tasty nuts, beef jerky, beef garlic sausage, and more, creating a special gift that’s impossible to not enjoy!

    *Beer glasses not included.

    Contents

    • Grey Lady Ale by Cisco Brewers – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Lager by Moretti – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Sam Adams – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Hefeweissbier by Weihenstephaner – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Porter by Founders Brewing Company – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Pale Lager by Moosehead Brewery – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Pale Lager by Red Stripe – 11.2 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Pilsener by Bavik – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Pale Lager by Dos Equis XX – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Pale Lager by Stella Artois – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Pale Lager by Kirin Brewing Company – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Brown Ale by Shed Mountain – 12 oz. – BOTTLE
    • Garlic Sausage by Hanover Smokehouse – 5 oz.
    • Garlic Cheese by Mountain View Farms – 6 oz.
    • Premium Duet of Roasted Almonds & Cashews by Second Nature – 2 oz.
    • Roasted Pistachios by Second Nature – 1.5 oz.
    • Original Water Crackers by Capeachio’s – 4.4 oz.
    • Everything Seasoned Beef Jerky by Field Trip Snacks – 1 oz.
    • Cheesy Cheddar Popcorn by GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 1.3 oz.
    • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettlecorn by GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 1.3 oz.
    • 16 Quart Metal Bucket

    Post-College Survival Kit

    Life after college can be hard to get used to. That’s why gourmetgiftbaskets.com put together this Post-College Survival Kit, which is equipped with all of a recent grad’s favorite eats! Inside one of their signature boxes, they’ll find an assortment of delectable snacks, including premium gourmet cookies and irresistibly sweet candies, helping make life on their own a little easier.

    * Products are loosely placed in the box

    Contents

    • Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels by Combos – 1.80 oz.
    • Milk Chocolate M&Ms Theater Box by Mars Wrigley Confectionary – 3.1 oz.
    • Skittles Original Theater Box by Wrigley – 3.5 oz.
    • Swedish Fish Theater Box by Mondelez Global LLC. – 3.1 oz.
    • Oreo’s by Nabisco – Snack Pack
    • Cheesy Cheddar Popcorn by GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 1.3 oz.
    • Blasted with M&Ms – Rice Krispies Treats Bar by Kelloggs – 2.1 oz.
    • Peanut M&Ms by Mars – 1.69 oz.
    • Goldbears by Haribo – 5 oz.
    • Original Pretzels Crisps by Snack Factory – 1.5 oz.
    • Roasted & Salted Almonds by Blue Diamond – 1.5 oz.
    • Oats & Honey Granola bar by Nature Valley
    GourmetGiftBaskets.com was founded in 2002 with family values and the desire to provide exceptional gifts for all of life’s special occasions. Through years of working in his family’s flower shop in New Hampshire, President & CEO Ryan Abood naturally realized an opportunity to provide handmade, high quality gift baskets. What began with two family members in the basement of a flower shop has exploded into a multi-million dollar company recognized multiple times by Inc.500, Internet Retailer, Enterprise Bank, and more, while still remaining true to its core values of exceptional gourmet ingredients handcrafted with care. As this entrepreneurial family spirit continues in the next generation with the birth of the youngest A bood last spring, this proud family business will continue to exceed gourmet gifting expectations.
  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Which power word speaks to you? Mine is Fearless!

    Life gets scary, especially for risk takers and those willing to put themselves on the line for what they love. This girl has felt fear and she’s never let it hold her back. She is determined, steady, and ready to grow through what comes her way.

    B Fearless is the missing link in The Power to B collection when nothing else seems to fit.

    If she’s not quite sure what she needs, but she knows she’s on the brink of something great, B Fearless is the power word for her. Fear tends to be the thing holding us back from the next big step or a chance to better ourselves. It holds all of the other power words within it, and prepares her to move forward as her best self. Even if you fail, get back up and keep going. Shift your mindset to think of the times you’ve stumbled as learning experiences, not failures. Like a maze in the dark, sometimes you’ll miss. Stay calm and focus, you must B fearless.

    The Power to B is so much more than a piece of jewelry. It’s a reminder practice that began after finding strength in positive affirmations during a very challenging time in our lives. Together, the founder sisters Raeann and Chrissy faced 6 years of fertility struggles. During this time, they were on an emotional rollercoaster. There were days they felt ashamed, fearful, weak & hopeless…

    Raeann and Chrissy never dreamed that the darkest days would lead to the brightest days ahead. They knew that this practice and jewelry could help so many more women. So, they listened to hundreds of women’s challenges and found the words that inspired them most. Raeann and Chrissy turned the most popular words into the core collection of Power Word Bracelets; STRONG, FIERCE, FEARLESS, LIMITLESS & BADASS. There were women facing challenges in school, relationships, cancer, financial debt, divorce, fertility, becoming new moms, grieving loss and so much more, all finding strength in wearing their Power Word.

    Words are Powerful. Please believe with great challenge, comes strength. Whatever you’re going through, The Power to B GOT YOU. Positive energy & POWER WORD Jewelry! Created by sisters and designers Christina Baribault Ortiz and Raeann Baribault Schwartz in 2019, The Power to B fine jewelry collection aims to bring women together in joyful empowerment. The stunning 14k gold- or gold-plated phrase bracelets, necklaces and rings remind women to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless or B Fearless. The Power to B is about being fearless enough to speak your dreams into the world and being strong enough to turn them into reality. Learn more at thepowertob.com.

  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Deep in Ocean Love, A Beautiful Charm Tells My Story

    I grew up in a seaside city in east coast of China, and now I am living in San Diego, a seaside city in west coast of United States. I love ocean, that is where my memories started and is also where my life continues. I love everything related with ocean, such as a cute dress with whales patterns, or a jewelry with beach elements.

    I found this cute charm from Helen Ficalora Jewelry, which captured my eyes immediately. It is beautiful, charming and perfect to represent me, a girl who comes from ocean and lives by the ocean.

    If you love long walks on the beach or just want to memorialize your favorite coastal vacation, Helen Ficalora’s 14k gold sand dollar charm may be the perfect gift for you! Available in delicate rose, yellow, or white gold, this sand doll…
     

    Helen Ficalora’s Pendant Jewelry collection includes a wide variety of unique charm pendants. Discover handpicked styles made to help you build the perfect pendant necklace. Whether you’re looking for sterling silver or 14K gold pendant jewelry, you’ll be able to quickly shop by metal to find the best piece to round out your current jewelry collection. Choose between beautiful styles for everyday wear or find gorgeous fine jewelry pendants for special occasions. Plus, with diamond styles available across a wide variety of pendant styles and sizes, you can quickly upgrade your favorite classic pieces in no time! Check out Helen Ficalora’s birthstone, zodiac and letter pendants for a personalized spin on fine jewelry.

     

  • Beauty,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  WorldWide

    Body? Eyes? Face? Brows? Contour? Lips? Highlight? Blush? Artis multi-tasking beauty tools can do all of this and more!

    So often we take things in our life for granted. We don’t notice the everyday things, and that means we don’t often question them either. Objects we use everyday are not given the attention they deserve, especially since some of these objects, like tools, bring empowerment to our lives. I would like you to open your eyes and minds, and take a good look at the tools you use to help create beauty. Tools that help professionals make careers, and tools that help the everyday person achieve a higher level of personal beauty. I am happy to introduce you to the evolution of what a makeup brush could be. Makeup brushes that not only enable a professional to master the medium of makeup, but also enable the everyday makeup user to achieve far better results than ever before.

    Artis, the Latin word for “skill, method, technique,” recognized that the entire category of beauty tools was based on an “artist-applies-to-the-canvas” premise—someone applying product on someone/something else. How different is the experience when the artist is the canvas? The answer is: a totally different beauty paradigm. Artis brought a disruptive perspective to the process of makeup self-application, to design and create a new category of beauty tools which enable a more intuitive, beautiful and ergonomic experience.

    The secret to that delicious finish is in Artis CosmeFibre®. It’s engineered to be used with cosmetics and skincare across all types of formulas – liquids, creams, and powders. Each fibre bundle is packed with 3-10 times more fibers than their closest makeup brush counterpart. The tip of each CosmeFibre® tapers down to 3 microns (which you can’t see with the naked eye) so you get the softest application and superior results.

    The handle is ergonomically designed to fit more comfortable in the hand of the user. Each brush is weight-balanced, which helps enhance application and performance. The updated 2021 design of the Artis Elite Collection is produced using a proprietary new premium metal alloy that has a luxurious density, increased durability, and feels even smoother to the touch.

    The fibre bundle of the brush – what most people know as the brush head – is positioned on the handle to mimic the way the pad of your finger would move across your face if you were using your own fingers to apply a product. This design makes your beauty ritual more intuitive and comfortable.
    Artís designs products that are both beautiful to handle and functionally superior to use, for a self-application experience that is graceful, meditative, and expressive, with remarkable results. The innovative makeup application tools deliver gentle control and efficient flawless application for a beauty experience that offers users both strength and softness.
    Artis is constantly innovating and designing products that create a better beauty experience. The culture of the organization itself is inspiring, curious and collaborative, the creative aspects of work, but to our mission to offer products that create a beautiful experience.
  • Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Invisible, effective, long lasting protection over your skin not on your skin.​​​​​​​​

    We’ve waited a long time to start traveling again, it’s time to level up! This summer, no more choosing between your favorite fragrance and the harsh odor of toxic bug spray. Bring Pang Wangle luxurious Essential Wrap, with built in odorless Insect Shield®, anywhere that you need mosquito protection.
    Pang Wangle is reinventing outdoor leisurewear by adding bug repellent technology into a timeless catalog of dreamy, recycled cotton/Tencel-blended apparel that provides protection from insects in the prettiest way possible. Travel-friendly clothing and accessories include the new Essential Wrap with Insect Shield® Bug Repellent, scarves, bandanas, blankets and leggings. Insect Shield® repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, chiggers, ants and midges.
    Your outdoor time is precious. Defend it from flying, crawling and biting pests. Wrap yourself in a sanctuary of soft texture with Pang Wangle extra stylish Essential Wrap. Sustainably made of recycled cotton and high-performance TENCEL®, derived from renewable eucalyptus trees. Pair it with Pang Wangle bug repellent organic cotton leggings for a beautiful day in the wild.​​​​​​​​

    The Essential Wrap is large – 6 feet long – and drapes easily across the shoulders, around the waist as a sarong, or covering your head and neck. Dressed up or down, it’s the perfect accessory for your next tropical vacation, outdoor wedding, picnic, yoga retreat, glamping getaway – anywhere the bugs will bug you.

    Insect Shield® repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, chiggers, ants and midges (no-see-ums), with only a small amount of long-lasting active ingredient.

    Sustainably made of recycled cotton and high-performance TENCEL®, derived from renewable eucalyptus trees. This dreamy fabric is moisture wicking and breathable, hypoallergenic and biodegradable.

      • 72″ long x 29″ wide
      • Made in the USA
      • Odorless + Safe Insect Shield® lasts 70+ Washes
      • 55% Recycled Cotton / 45% TENCEL®

    It is the best-seller, the Essential Wrap won a QVC Big Find product search competition last summer.

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