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So you're looking for a good source for flowers?  Or do you need a gift for a dinner party or a gift to send?  We have them here.  Some of these gift ideas go along with the flowers or are perfect by themselves.  Take a look at the products and services and, of course, the discounts.


Update April 5, 2011  The 410 Degrees Cookie Company of San Diego has changed its name to The Cravory, but that's all that has changed.  I've had these cookies and they are the absolute best.   And you can enjoy them too, and have them for parties and give them as gifts.  In fact, you can have them shipped fresh for gift giving and for the holidays.  These are custom cookies from the Cravory custom cookie company in San Diego and their website is

Customers can customize their cookies online by choosing one of 23 unique flavors of cookie dough and adding up to three mix-ins of their choice, or choose from their selection of signature cookies.  They bake the cookies fresh and ship them in gift boxes nationwide and all the great taste and service costs $24 per dozen (check for current prices) plus shipping and handling.  The cookies make a great gift for birthdays, holidays, and corporate gifts for clients,  You can include a personalized notecard with their gift.  "We are breaking the limitations of the traditional cookie," says the company.  This company was formerly known as 410 Degrees Cookies and now is called The Cravory.  Watch the videos below.

In the video below, owner Adam Koven talks about his Mothers Day 2010 cookies.


Update May 1, 2011  You can turn your family photos and company photos into keychains, bookends, ties, jewelry, coffee and travel mugs, and kitchen magnets by going to the website takes your photo or company logo and can make hundreds of different gift items including ties and photo sculptures and plates and mugs.  These are ideal holiday gifts -- for family get togethers and parties, mothers day and fathers day, Christmas and Valentines Day.  And the best thing about this company is that you don't have to order in quantity -- you can order just one photo keychain, or one photo tie, or one photo scarf or photo rug or one photo mug.  I was very impressed with the photo ties because you could have multiple photos on one tie.  So if you have a family event such as a Bar Mitzvah, you can hand out a photo tie with many family photos on the tie.  Order direct from or call (800) 559-3686.  Orders are filled in two weeks or less.  These make great personalized gifts, party gifts and business gifts. specializes in photo sculptures.  Watch our video report below.


Environmentalist Donna Barnett of Los Angeles has spent the last several years trying to push a clean-up of the environment, and pursuing clean air.  As part of her campaign and crusade she has traveled to many beautiful places -- some exotic and some remote -- and captured their beauty in photographs that are now available as framed photographs or as greeting cards.  Framed prints, greeting cards, and custom orders available.  Images include the beauty and industry of California, Canada, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest.  And there is a wide variety of photos available including colorful landscapes, mountains, wildlife, sky, clouds, lakes, seascapes, scenic and scary roads, transportation, paper/forest industries, and clean and dirty energy sources.  Go to for more information.


We highly recommend the Amazing Grapes Wine Store at 29911 Aventura, Suites D, E and F in Rancho Santa Margarita.  Call them at 949-888-9463 or at 888-299-9463 and visit their website at  for more best buys.  Right now they have 15% off selected wines with FREE shipping and you will find this and other deals on the home page of their website.

This is a unique win retailer and they offer a gift registry free of charge, and this is perfect for the holidays and for events like weddings and anniversary parties.  If you like the Amazing Grapes Wine Store then you'll enjoy their sister site called where they blow out one wine at a time until it’s gone.  Typically, the savings are 50% or greater on each wine they feature. The website address is


For Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Valentines Day, Christmas and birthdays, perfume and cologne always makes a great gift.  Go to for wholesale prices and the latest perfumes and colognes as well as great low prices on discontinued and classic perfumes and fragrances.  Go to our "Perfumes and Colognes" page for a video report and the addresses of the local outlets and their giant selection at discounted prices. also has three outlet stores in the Los Angeles area.

Here on our new media website "Moneyman" Alan Mendelson who is the original Best Deals TV Show reporter on KCAL9 and consumer advocate, shows you the best deals on TV, and the best buys, bargains and where savvy shoppers go to save, and how to get the most for "your money" with the best of Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County. Some content on is paid advertising. The Best Buys TV Show is a paid infomercial program which may also include news and information which is not sponsored or paid for by advertisers.

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