Commandress Goes to Summer Camp – Peacock Tervis Tumblers, a Deal and Lagnaippe at a Steal

A special post about outdoor gear for city girls while I attend “sleep-away” camp on the Cumberland Plateau with my son.

This is the eighth year of my attending summer camp with my sons. At this point, I know exactly what I need to bring. One essential item is a water bottle, and I need a new one.

A Peacock Tervis Tumbler Is Perfect for Camp

Commandress admires all things peacock. So, the peacock feather emblazoned 24 oz Tervis Tumbler is accompanying me to camp this year. ($18.99 from Target, Made in USA) It will keep my coffee hot and my water cold. Perfect. Next, the deal…

Tervis Tumbler Made in USA Reusable Water Bottle

If your purchase the peacock Tervis Tumbler online from Target, it qualifies toward earning a $20 gift card with $100 purchase of select Back to College items available here. If your into things besides peacocks, shop all Tervis Tumblers available at Target here.

Lagnaippe at a Steal – Ann Taylor Skinny Bar Cuff Gold Bracelets

The green and blue of a peacock plume reminds me of Ann Taylor’s Malachite Skinny Bar Cuff Bracelets in botanical green and turquoise. ($34.50, buy one get one 50% off from Ann Taylor)

Women's gold bracelet jewelry from Ann Taylor

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Commandress Holiday Gift Guides – Six Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is approaching, so it is time to think about those special men in your life. Today Amy presents six Father’s Day gift ideas that will make your guy(s) feel the love.

Boys love their toys and my husband loves his Garim GPS. With the Garim nuvi 2797LMT 7-inch Bluetooth Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and Traffic you will never have to wish your guy would ask for directions ever again. (Sale: $219.99, Regularly: $269.99, Amazon) If a GPS is not his thing, Amazon has an great selection of Fathers Day Gifts (including an Amazon Father’s Day Gift Card).

Gifts Father's Day Garim Bluetooth GPSDad would love a Pendleton Short-Sleeve Plaid Madras Shirts that comes in six handsome plaids ($59.50). Pendleton offers many other Father’s Day gift ideas including a Pendleton Gift Card.

Father's day ideas Mens Short Sleeve Madras Shirt

The Non-Iron Traditional Fit BrooksCool®  Button-Down Collar Dress Shirt is perfect for work ($92 or 3 for $229). My husband raves about his. Brooks Brothers offers many dress shirt options as well a fabulous selection of clothing and accessories for men.

Father's Day Gift Ideas Mens Work Shirt Dress Shirt for Office

Have you heard about the resurgence of Shinola watches? They’re good-looking and Made in Detroit. If your guy is retro cool, he will love the Shinola Rambler Dual Time in Royal Blue Natural with Leather Strap ($750 from Nordstrom). Shop all the Shinola styles, or Nordstrom’s guide to Father’s Day Gifts. Even easier, purchase the Nordstrom Dad First Gift Card.

Gift Father's Day Mens Watch Made in USA

Does the man in your life travel a lot? Does he hate to check in luggage when flying? Is his overnight bag looking tired? If so, the perfect gift for him is Barrington Gifts’ The Captain’s Bag in Black Watch ($275, 10% off sitewide with code DADSDAY.) And if you are seeking a truly indulgent gift for Dad, check out the exquisite Captain’s Bag in Florentine Leather. You can also browse more great men’s gift ideas from Barringto Gifts.

Father's Day Ideas Mens Carry On Luggage

A lot of men are really hard to shop for. Commandress knows several. If you walk in our shoes, we have one more suggestion. For the athlete, the Nike Storm 2.0 Hydration Waistpack in Silver/Volt ($32 from Zappos) is ideal. My husband is on a quest for the perfect water bottle pack and this looks like the one. You can also check out more mens’ items from Zappos or purchase a Zappos Gift Card.

Father's Day Gift Ideas Runners Water Bottle Pack Hiking Water Bottle Pack

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide Ideas – Gifts for the Mom Who Has Everything, Part II

Today we’re continuing our Mother’s Day Gift Idea series that features a variety of gifts ranging from affordable baubles to luxurious presents.

If you are still dithering over what to give your mom for Mother’s Day, today we are presenting four more gift ideas.

This gift covers a few bases. Whether mom is a tea drinker or a Downton Abbey fan or both, Cost Plus World Market’s The Republic of Tea Downton Abbey English Rose Tea is sure to make her smile. ($11.99)

Cost Plus World Market The Republic of Tea Downtown Abbey English Rose

An Alex and Ani “Initial” Adjustable Wire Bangle in Russian Gold from Nordstrom will please any woman. Whether mom wears her dainty intial charm alone or stacked with other bracelets is her prerogative. (28.00, Made in USA)

Alex and Ani Initial Adjustable Wire Bangle in Russian Gold

Whether mom gravitates to a classic or an eclectic look, Jack Rogers Capri in Platinum from Zappos will complement her summer wardrobe seamlessly. These cute thong sandals are also available in Espresso, White and Black. Yes, mom will love to receive these sandals! ($138, Zappos)

Jack Rogers Capri Thong Sandals in Platiinum

An awesome gift that I would like myself – hint, hint – is The St. Anne Tote – Monogram Stripe by Barrington Gifts. These totes are completely customizable. Customers get to choose among many background prints, stripe styles and color combinations for their own unique tote. Adding a monogram is the cherry on top! These totes are incredibly well made, durable and water-resistant – all factors I have to consider as I run from wrestling matches to lacrosse tournaments and run errands in between. They would be great for the beach, road trip, or plane ride too. ($165, Delivery Time: 10-14 Days. Print a picture of the tote and mom will be happy to wait!)

Barrington Gifts The St. Anne Tote – Monogram Stripe

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