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RocketFuel's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here!

And so is the need to start checking gifts off your list and under the tree before the A Christmas Story marathon ends on TBS. Sigh. 

Shopping doesn't have to suck all the fun out of the holiday season. Stop being a grinch! RocketFuel is here to help.

We love presents, so we are kind of the experts if you ask us. So if you're not sure what to get that special someone this year do not fret, you are definitely in the right blog.

Here are some RocketFuel approved gift ideas for the whole family, courtesy of some of our clients:  

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1) Kroc Center Kroctivity Gift Card

This holiday season why not get that special health buff in the family a Kroc Center of Memphis Kroctivity Gift Card? These cards can be used at the Kroc Center for everything from guest passes fees, memberships, food from the Kroc Cafe and more! Call 901-729-8007 for more information. 

2) GiVE 365 Membership

GiVE 365 is a dollar-a-day giving circle that lets its members pool their money together to make a positive impact on our community through grants to nonprofits. If you join between now and December 31st your membership will be matched- so basically a $365 membership will automatically be $730 for the program. It's a great time to join this fantastic organization  or to wrap up a membership to put under the tree for a loved one! 

For more information on GiVE 365 or to sign up for a membership visit here

3) New Ballet Ensemble Show Tickets

Fresh from their visit to the White House to recieve a 2014 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama, the New Ballet Ensemble is currently working on a repertoire for their popular SpringLoaded concerts - coming to Memphis in April 2015! SpringLoaded mixes Memphis street dance forms with classical dance that can best be described as Jookin', ballet, or Flamenco.

For ticket information about this event, visit the event page here


4) Pink Palace Museum Membership

Why give a gift that can only be used once when you can give a gift that keeps giving all year long?

The Pink Palace Museum is currently offering family gift memberships for unlimited access to not only the Pink Palace Museum and Mansion but also the Lichterman Nature CenterMallory Neely House, and reciprocal museums in Nashville, Little Rock, St. Louis, Dallas, and other cities around the world. 

In addition, each family membership comes with six passes to the CTI 3D Giant Theater, six passes to the planetarium, and six guest passes along with invitations to free members’ parties for all exhibit and CTI movie openings as well as discounts in the Balla Cafe and the museum gift shop. Whoa. 

If you purchase a membership by the end of December, you'll get 10% off the regular membership price PLUS three extra CTI movie passes. Now that's the Christmas spirit!

For more details on museum gift memberships visit their website or give their membership line a call at 901-636-2406. 

5) Donation to a Local Nonprofit Organization

Consider giving the gift of giving this holiday season! Check out our recent blog post on some local nonprofits you can donate to here

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6) Theraplex Skin Care Products

We are huge fans of Theraplex over at RocketFuel and so is our skin. Their line of lotions, oils, emollients, and creams have been developed specifically for dry skin and are ideal for sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne-prone skin, and severe dry, cracked skin. 

Right now, Theraplex is offering 15% off their products for the month of December as well as free shipping on all orders. Just look how cute these little stocking stuffers of their HydroLotion are! 

To take advantage of this holiday promotion and check out all of Theraplex's products visit their online store.

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7) Goodies from Elmwood Cemetery's Online Store

Elmwood Cemetery is easily one of the oldest cemeteries in the country with a history dating back over 160 years. Since its founding, Elmwood Cemetery has become the final resting place to over 75,000 inhabitants including mayors, governors, madams, blues singers, suffragists, martyrs, generals, civil rights leaders, holy men and women, outlaws and millionaires. It was even placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

Elmwood Cemetery has all sorts of goodies over in its online store for every history buff in your family. From historical books, audio tour cds, t-shirts, Christmas wreaths, and even walking canes, there's something for everyone! 

Check out Elmwood Cemetery's online store here.

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8) Trophy Box Cards Draft Right

Impress the collector in your family with some rare baseball cards for their collection from Trophy Box Cards and have some fun in the process! 

Trophy Box Cards has developed a new way to trade and collect rare baseball and other sport cards through a live draft on their website.

To participate, you can purchase draft rights and compete in real time with other collectors for the cards you want from the case up for draft. You can strategize ahead of time by setting your draft board or pick as you go during the live draft. Collectors are encouraged to communicate with other draft participates and initiate trades. Once the draft is over and trading is done, Trophy Box Cards will ship your box directly to your door. 

For more information on Trophy Box Cards and a more detailed explaination of how the drafts work click here. You can also see all upcoming drafts here

9) Hollywood Feed Dog Beds

They say dogs are man's best friend, but what is a dog's best friend? That would be a Mississippi Made Donut Bed from Hollywood Feed

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These beds are made with cotton fabrics fresh from the Mississippi Delta cotton fields and microfibers made in the Carolinas. Each bed is made with a plush circular beds that makes for a great place for a dog to curl up and relax. The covers even zip off for easy machine washing. 

Whether you have a tiny dog big enough to fit in your pocket or a giant dog that fills up an entire room, they have a size perfect for your furry best friend. 

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Check out these beds online at the Hollywood Feed online store and cross that cute four legged family member off your Christmas list this year! 

10) T-shirt from Ardent Studios

Tap into your inner rockstar this year and wrap up a t-shirt from Ardent Studios to put under the Christmas tree for everyone in your family- even grandma! They are currently only $13.49!

T-shirt not your thing? No worries- there are plenty of other items perfect for any music lover you may be shopping for this year! Check out all the merch over at the Ardent Music online store

11) Mouna Mat

Artist Beth Carson has been painting and photographing everyday images for years in addition to running her own interior design service in Central Pennsylvania. Recently, she began printing her artwork on to yoga mats for her Mouna Mats line. 

These mats are printed from original oil paintings by Beth Carson on to textured, non-slip yoga mats that are both latex and phthalate free. The art printed on the mats was chosen to be a reminder for the user to take the time to quiet their soul and stand well-grounded in this creative world we live in. Plus, they are Ruby approved! 

You can check out the different Mouna Mats available and purchase one here

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12) ArtsMemphis Culinary Series Culinary Arts and Lifestyle Guide

Nonprofit ArtsMemphis is currently selling a cookbook celebrating the ArtsMemphis 2013 Culinary Series called Memphis: Sweet, Spicy & A Little Greasy.

13) Spa Day at New You Salon & Spa

Who doesn't love to be pampered?

The staff over at New You Salon & Spa offer gift certificates for a wide array of different services for both men, women, and children. These services cover everything from haircuts to beard trims to Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment to waxing service. Something for the whole family!

Currently they are offering a special for both a massage and facial for only $135 total. Maybe that's why Santa has been so jolly this year.

Check out their website here for a list of all their services as well as purchase online gift certificates. 

14) Local Restaurant Gift Certificates

There are a ton of great restaurant choices in the Memphis area you can purchase gift certificates from for that special someone this holiday season. Here are some of our favorites: 

15) Goodies from the RocketFuel Online Store

Did you know RocketFuel has an online store? Now you do! Check out all the goodies we have here - especially if you love t-shirts!