Sip/Give: Jewel of a Gift – Julibox

As most of you already know, I very much enjoy a good drink. The only trouble is figuring out what to make and executing said drink can be challenging at times. Going out is not always an option and making one at home is restricted by ingredients on hand. This is where Julibox comes in! A monthly cocktail subscription service that delivers almost everything you need to serve up a delightful drink anytime…spirits, mixers and often times the tools you need for execution! Most importantly, they take the hard part out of entertaining by sharing two cocktail recipes with you created by semi-famous mixologists from around the country. Consider it like having your own personal bartender on hand each month whispering in your ear so you can “wow” your pals.  The only things not included are fresh ingredients that you really must purchase closer to the time of mixing but certainly items that you might already have in your fridge, like lemons, limes, strawberries and the like.

Don’t you just love the adorable box lining and the fun stuff found inside even better?!?

I purchased subscriptions for two of my dearest friends (A shout out to Kara and Kelly! Love you girls!)  Since I’ve already given Juliboxes as gifts and I can tell you first hand this would be the most fabulous gift for one of the many weddings I am sure are on your calendar this summer or a delightful gift of gratitude for the friends whose home you parked yourselves in for a long weekend getaway!  I was super lucky that Courtne, one of the talented and spirit knowledgeable owners, kindly offered to send me a box so that I would be better able to share my thoughts with you. I can tell you unequivocally that Juliboxes are the bomb! They arrive gorgeously packaged, and I adore the wax sealed envelope that contains the instructions for transporting you to cocktail bliss.

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Guide to Cocktail Bliss

The month I sampled the two cocktails featured were the Strawberry Cobbler and the French 75. Both were delightful, but since I am a sucker for anything with strawberries, I think the Strawberry Cobbler was my favorite of the two. What is so cool about these boxes is that you don’t have to think about it. The boxes show up on your doorstep monthly and you are introduced to new drinks and often times new spirits that you will soon be able to purchase full size versions of on the Julibox site.

The Strawberry Cobbler…yum!

Don’t wait because the monthly collections tend to sell out especially with prices as low as $36/month! If you’d like to enjoy the July Collection, make sure you order no later than July 5. Bear in mind that an adult 21 years or older must sign for the box since there is alcohol enclosed…a small price to pay if you ask me. You could have it shipped to the office so acquiring a signature does not pose a problem; although, it may produce a problem of its own when your office mates see this cool box arrive. You may find yourselves with unwanted weekend guests. Cheers!

Give: Bespoke Razor for Dad!

Truman Shave Kit filled with Shave Cream, Thank You card, Shaving Guide, Refill Blades and a Razor, of course!

As a young child, I remember the scent of Grey Flannel wafting through our house as my Dad was preparing to leave for the day. It was like a huge “Daddy-hug”  enveloping me before he would head for the door to make his rounds at the hospital. A well-groomed man to me is the epitome of those days gone by. The smell, the well-shaven face, the suit, the tie.

I may not be able to recapture the scent of  my Dad and Grey Flannel, but I can help my daughter create her own memories of her Dad especially if he’s using a Harry’s shave kit! The fabulous folks at Harry’s were kind enough to send me a Truman Kit to try. Well, actually for my husband to try, although women might be a niche Harry’s has yet to tap into! Now that I think about it, I might give that Harry’s razor a go myself!! Do you think Rick would notice if it was missing?

My daughter and I decided on an olive green razor handle but they have other fun color choices like orange, white, and blue as well as an upgraded razor handle made of aluminum. The Truman Kit is a terrific value at $15 and includes a razor, refill blades, and shave cream which arrived in this cute box emblazoned with “H'” for Harry’s of course!

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Also included in the kit is a cute little Thank You card and a multi-fold Shave Guide with some fun facts and interesting shaving tips! And for Father’s Day they will include a personalized card at no additional charge.

According to Rick , he got a close, clean shave and enjoyed the fresh, woodsy scent of the shaving cream which wasn’t at all overpowering. You could totally splash some Grey Flannel, after-shave or a cologne of choice on afterwards! The cream was smooth so the blade was able to glide across his face with ease. The razor blades consist of 4 blades verses the typical 3 and lasted through a few shaves which is no small feat since my husband’s beard is as thick as the Amazon jungle! His face was super smooth and as a bonus moisturized, too!

Since they offer blade refill services you will never get caught without one and with prices as low as $1.56 per blade, why not stock up!?!

Olive green Harry’s razor that my daughter, Avery, chose for her Dad!!

Harry’s also has a philanthropic side as they support Veterans with their Fund a Fellow program.  All the proceeds from the sale of this razor fund a 6 month veteran fellowship with a non-profit where they can use the skills learned in the military.  Harry’s is also running a Free Blades For Life promotion for Father’s Day via Instagram! By posting a pic of your pop with #DadisRad you can win a lifetime of free blades! Woot, woot! You can check out the latest photos here. So if you’re looking for a gift for dad that might just take you (and him) back in time, give Harry’s a go. You might just earn yourself a “Daddy-hug”!

Give: Baubles that Celebrate Mom

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What a delightful way to show Mom you care (and actually listened when she spoke). Kate Spade’s Mom Always Said bangle will let her know you did hear and take to heart what she said over and over and over…

 

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These adorable Star Stud earrings give Mom a little rock “star” edge.

 

 

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For Mom or your Bestie if they happen to be different people, the I’ll Be There necklace will remind her that no matter what comes her way you will be there by her side! Now who wouldn’t want that?!?

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mommas out there! Here’s to you!