Host Gift Guide

The holiday season means snow, festivities, and tons of parties. As fun as it is to sip champagne and hot chocolate and eat limitless holiday cookies, the unsung heroes of the season are the hosts of these holiday gatherings.

Anyone who thinks planning menus, organizing party favors, and curating the best playlist is easy has obviously never thrown a holiday party. Remind the party throwers this year how grateful you are for their efforts and don’t show up to an event empty-handed. After all, what’s the holiday season without partying?

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Finish Your Holiday Shopping At The Airport With A Gorgeous, Boozy Skull

A survey by the National Retail Federation late last year revealed that 53 percent of consumers or some whopping 126 million people aren’t finished with their Christmas shopping until the last Saturday before Christmas.

If you’re one of those 126 million people – or the ones like some of my relatives who don’t finish their shopping until Christmas Eve – and you’ve already checked your bags at the airport, don’t worry.  There are always the shops at the airport, and if you’re flying out of one of the dozens of airports with Duty Free Shopping stores, you’re not out of time – or out of great gifts. In fact, there are some unique gifts that can ONLY be found in these stores.

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Here are the very best alcoholic drinks to enjoy this Christmas

The party season is upon us (for some of you perhaps it never ends!) and with a surge in flavoured spirits and new brands popping up from all over the world, it’s high time we spiced up our parties with some fancy new (and top quality) beverages. We’ve been pouring, mixing and sipping and have found some of the most interesting – and delicious – choices to make your party legendary, for all of the right reasons!

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Celebrities With Super Successful Alcohol Brands: Ryan Reynolds, Diddy and More

Bottom’s up! It’s no secret that many celebrities like to drink alcohol, but some have taken that infatuation a step further by launching their own spirit brands.

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John Alexander Artist Series No.1

John Alexander is the creator of the signature skull Crystal Head bottle, a design that is an exact rendering of a human skull. He is a renowned American artist, whose work can be found in museums across the US, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and other private collections worldwide. Known as a painter of environmentally conscious landscapes and satirical figurative work, this evocative bottle finish is derived from Alexander’s expressive 1988 oil painting “Dancing on the Water Lilies of Life,” which is currently on display in the Dallas Museum of Art.

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100 gift ideas for under $100

Buying gifts for the holidays doesn't have to be stressful — or leave you broke come January.

In order to avoid a shocking bank account statement as the year draws to a close, make a list of who you need to buy for, then try to spread your purchases across two pay cheques by starting your shopping in November.

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Crystal Head Vodka Artist Series

Dan Aykroyd and John Alexander invited guests to launch the John Alexander Artist Series No.1 on September 22nd at John Alexander’s Loft and Studio. The unveiling commemorated Crystal Head’s ten-year anniversary.  The design was inspired by the 1988 oil painting “Dancing on the Water Liles of Life” and guests were able to view the bottles and sip on Crystal Head cocktails while talking to Aykroyd and Alexander.

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