Gifts That Feel Good to Give with Dana Holmes

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Gifting Expert and Founder of Metro Mom Club, Dana Holmes, Offers Meaningful Gifting Suggestions for the Holiday Season.

The holidays are here and, no surprise, many are still thinking about what to get friends and loved ones. The most meaningful gifts are usually the ones that require a little more thought, time, and creativity. Recently, Dana Holmes teamed with YourUpdateTV to provide some meaningful gift options to help.

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The Gift of Time

Staying organized during this time of year is crucial. With so much going on, it’s super easy to find ourselves in a time crunch. A recent study by Gladiator said that 86% of Americans wish they had more time for hobbies, friends and family. So, this year, when thinking about gifts, let’s give back time, and focus on the activities that they love.

Gladiator, the leader in organizational solutions for 15 years, has just unveiled a new line of GearTrack Packs to help. They have mountable tracks you can put almost anywhere in your home. They come with a variety of hooks and bins that are great for easy storage space. They are super versatile, sleek, and easy to install. The Bike GearTrack is an innovative way to store bikes that eat up space, and the Sports Caddy GearTrack Pack is a great way to quickly store all of that gear after a muddy pickup game. There’s also a gardening kit, lawn care kit, and more to suit a variety of passions or needs.

Hope, the Uplifting Fragrance

The holidays are also a great opportunity to give back to more than just family and friends, through an organization that helps people suffering from depression. Depression, according to the World Health Organization, is the number one reason in the world for disability. Finding new treatment options is crucial since 50% of patients do not respond to conventional therapies. With over twenty million adults in the U.S. affected annually, depression is still largely misunderstood and under-researched, despite its prevalence. That’s where Hope Fragrance comes in.

In order to raise additional funds to accelerate depression research, and bring more joy to more people’s lives, Audrey Gruss, the Founder of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF), created Hope, the Uplifting Fragrance. The beautiful and uplifting white-floral scentwas inspired by her mother Hope who suffered from the ailment, and felt happy and joyous when surrounded by white flowers. What’s really wonderful about this fragrance is that in addition to smelling amazing, 100% of profits will be donated to research at HDRF. And they do good work. his year alone, there are 3 new drugs now in clinical trials as a result of HDRF-funded research! The inspirational story and purpose of hope fragrance make it the perfect, meaningful gift for a loved one. You can give a candle, a perfume, a purse spray or a lotion available exclusively at select Saks Fifth Avenue. Each bottle sold is another step towards addressing this major worldwide issue.

About Dana Holmes:
Dana Holmes is a lifestyle and etiquette expert who has worked in buying & trend forecasting for over a decade and has an expert eye for finding the perfect gift, every time. She has appeared on “Good Day New York,” “Fox & Friends,” WPIX and has been interviewed by Associated Press, MSNBC to name a few.

About YourUpdateTV:
YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content, produced by award-winning video communications firm, D S Simon Media ( It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology.

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