Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a great gift for the special someone in your life? Whether it is your child, your spouse, a family member or friend, check out all of the great gift ideas below in my holiday gift guide!

Zoobies Blanket Pet

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I always love a fun, yet practical gift. All kids love toys but outside of playing with them they really have no functionality for the most part. Especially in the case of a stuffed animal. I remember growing up mom had a big net that hung in my corner and all my stiffed toys practically stayed there. If I had of had a Zoobies Blanket Pet, that would never have been the case! Zoobies are a 3 in 1 item. They start off as a cute little stuffed animal. In our case, we received a dog because my son loves dogs. Just looking at it, you would think it was the same as any stuffed toy. But it is definitely more. If you flip it over, there are two velcro tabs on the underside that open it up. Once opened, it lays out into a pillow that your child can … read more

Yournovel.com Personalized Romance Novel

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Holiday Gift Guide – Yournovel.com Personalized Romance Novel Do you have an avid reader on your Christmas list? Or maybe you love a good romance novel yourself. If so, yournovel.com is a site you will want to check out. There’s no secret that woman love a good romance novel. There is just something special about reading all the juicy details of someones life and getting lost in the pages. Now is your chance to kick it up a bit and actually be the star of your own personalized romance novel! No it won’t be about your life story per say, but it will have your name and some other personal details! Upon visiting the site, you can choose from dozens of titles to fit any readers personality. These books take place all over the world from Africa to the Carribean and have story plots from detective work to stumbling upon … read more

Ripley’s Believe It or Not- Download the Weird

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Holiday Gift Guide – Ripley’s Believe It or Not Download the Weird Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Books. There is just something about the insane things that people can do that I find very intriguing. Some of it really creeps me out, but all of it is seriously fascinating. Many times you have to wonder if something you read is fat or fiction. With Ripley’s you can be assured that everything you read is 100% truth (which makes for an even more interesting experience) This year Ripley’s has taken their book further than before. You have the normal chapters full of facts and photos to accompany each of the stories, but now you can actually interact with the experience. If you have an iOS or Android phone, you can download a free app to bring some of the stories … read more

Philips Vacuum Stubble and Beard Trimmer

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Holiday Gift Guide - Philips Vacuum Stubble and Beard Trimmer If you have a man in the house, you know you will experience the unavoidable.. HAIR IN THE SINK! I love my husband, but I do NOT love cleaning millions of tiny hairs off my sink and counter top from his shaving routine. It drives me insane! I mean really, do they not see the hair there? If not, please let me know and I will surely take a trip to the eye doctor with you. When I was contacted by Philips Norelco to review the Vacuum Stubble and Beard Trimmer, of course I was interested. I won’t say I actually believed it would really work, but in times of desperation anything is worth a try right? When I received the trimmer the first thing I noticed was its size. Compared to all of his other trimmers it is pretty big. … read more

IMUSA 3pc Caldero Set

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Holiday Gift Guide – IMUSA 3PC Caldero Set I am one of those people who prefer a home cooked meal over eating out any day. Of course it is healthier, but I also prefer being able to make food my way and not having to try to have a restaurant accommodate a dish to my taste.  My only issue cooking at home is finding good quality pots and pans at a decent price. Since I use my cookware 2-3 times a day, I can burn through sets quickly. I am always on the look out for pots and pans that will last and still be in a price range that a stay at home mom on a single income can afford. I recently had the pleasure to review a 3 piece set of Calderos from IMUSA. This is a nice set of cooking pots that comes in three sizes, 18,24, and 30 … read more

Frecklebox Customized Gifts For Kids

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Holiday Gift Guide –  Customized Gifts For Kids I love personalized gifts. But sometimes it can be hard to find certain names. Both of my sons seem to have halfway common names, but they are spelled differently so even when we find their name, it is a letter off. So, in order to get a personalized gift, I have to go through a custom site such as Frecklebox.com. Frecklebox offers a variety of customized gifts such as lunch boxes, coin banks, journals, puzzles and more. All of these items can be customized with your child’s name. I love that the name options are listed, you get to type in exactly what you want it to say. So if your child’s name is Devin instead of Devon, you won’t have to worry. I received a $40 credit to check out the great personalized gifts from Frecklebox. I chose to get both … read more

Fragrancenet.com

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Holiday Gift Guide- Fragrancenet.com I consider myself a ‘tomboy’ for the most part. But every now and then my girly side shows through. This is always the case with perfume. Even if I am out playing in the mud, I still want to smell good. As much as I love perfume, I hate having to buy it. Many times at department stores the scents are so overpowering with everyone spraying the testers. Just walking into the perfume section can send my asthma into overdrive! Now I can avoid this completely with fragrancenet.com They have a huge selection of perfume and I was able to find all of my usual brands with no problem. I decided to take a leap this time and try something new that a good friend recommended. I wanted to see how great it was, but did not want to head to the perfume counter. So, when … read more

Deda Studios Recycled Glass Ornaments

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Holiday Gift Guide – Deda Studios Recycled Glass Ornaments Sometimes the best gifts are something made by hand. If you are like me, you aren’t very crafty so made by YOUR hand might not be the best option  But you can still gave a beautiful handmade gift. Deda Studios creates beautiful pieces of art work by hand! You can choose from a variety of ornament designs such as the wishing star, angels, even a Christmas tree. These pieces are made by melting glass to form the design. Not only is it a handmade gift, but it is helping the environment by recycling! I received two ornaments from Deda Studios. First is the Jagermeister Tree. Just ass it sounds, it is made by melting a Jagermeister bottle. Since it is already green, it makes the perfect option! It’s a really cute, creative use of these bottles! Second was the wishing star. … read more

DecalGirl Review

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Holiday Gift Guide –  DecalGirl I am one who loves to decorate. Whether it be my walls, my nails, my car, whatever I can make fit MY personality more is a plus to me. So many times things are just one simple color and I absolutely hate it. My personality is bright and bubbly and I want that to reflect onto my belongings as well so that it really pops. When I discovered DecalGirl I knew I had found my perfect match! Now my boring cell phone, laptop, XBOX, or other electronics I get in the future can now be made more to my liking with a decorative skin. Even better, I can change them up whenever I want without worry of messing up my gadgets. I received two sets of skins for review purposes. Of course I instantly searched their cell phone skins for two reasons- I hate my … read more

Daddy Scrubs – Daddy Pack

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Holiday Gift Guide- Daddy Scrubs Daddy Pack Do you know someone who is expecting this holiday season or who may have recently had a baby? If you do, I bet the moms are getting ALL of the attention and the dad is left out like always. I know it shouldn’t happen, but people do it without even thinking. That’s why I love Daddy Scrubs! This company is finally out to draw focus to the deserving fathers that stay around to partake in their precious bundle of joys life! They should be rewarded as well right? Check out this video about Daddy Scrubs to see more info on this wonderful company. I was recently given the chance to review their Daddy Pac and I will have to say it is a great gift idea for any special dad! Mom’s always carry around a diaper bag full of stuff that is needed to … read more

Core Bamboo Easy Grip Rolling Pin

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Holiday Gift Guide – Core Bamboo Easy Grip Rolling Pin I don’t know about you, but when the holidays arrive I just can’t resist baking! Something about baking lots of goodies as gifts or just to enjoy for yourself through out Christmas is just irresistible. Last year I found myself in an odd predicament. I didn’t have a rolling pin and had to do things by hand (or with a glass from my cupboard) That really took the fun out of cooking! But having lost one income and adding a new mouth to feed I couldn’t make myself go out and by a new rolling pin. Especially when i saw the prices of them at my local stores. Not that they were insanely expensive, but for the price, the quality just did not seem to be worth it. Well, the holidays are here again and this year I am prepared. … read more

Champion Me Personalized Children’s Book

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Holiday Gift Guide – Champion Me Personalized Children’s Book Would your child like to be a hero in their very own story book? Of course they would. I mean how many children run around pretending to be a superhero in everyday play? I know mine have done it plenty of times. Champion Me gives you the chance to create a personalized children’s book with your child as the main character.Even better is the character creator! Once you choose the story your child will appear in you get to go through and create a character to resemble them! How awesome is that! I chose to review [Your Child] in the Great Escape of Mighty Star! Of course the [your child] becomes your child’s name throughout the story book. The ordering process was really easy. The character creator opens and you can choose eye color, hair color and style, skin color,  facial features … read more

A Christmas Bear For Me Personalized Childrens Book

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Holiday Gift Guide – A Christmas Bear For Me I absolutely love personalized items for Christmas. For one, it shows you are not a last minute shopper and actually took the time to have something created just for that special person. So, when I was given the opportunity to review A Christmas Bear For Me, a personalized children’s book from I See me, I was more than happy to check it out. I see me has a variety of items from books and coloring books to place mats and puzzles. All can be personalized for the special child in your life. I received A Christmas Bear For Me, which is an absolutely wonderful addition to my book collection just in time for Christmas. My son is only 20 months old but he has already developed a huge love for reading. He will bring me books all day long to read. Lately I … read more

3DLightFX- Sports Night Lights

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Holiday Gift Guide- 3DLightFX Night Lights are always handy to have around. Especially when you have young children. You never know when they will wake in the middle of the night and nothing is more scary than awaking in your bed, alone, and in complete darkness. I am 26 years old and I still do not like the dark! Having a one year old makes night lights a little more difficult. I hate plugging things into his wall because he is at the stage where he wants to pull on all the plugs and try to stick things in them. I have typically just used a small battery operated lantern. But this is a pain having to charge batteries every day to make sure it works. I found these amazing 3D night lights at 3DLightFX and now my days of battery operated lanterns will be over! These lights are run … read more

‘Teach My’ Learning Kits

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Holiday Gift Guide- Teach My- All in one learning for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers I must admit, I am one of ‘those moms’. You know the ones who are freakishly obsessed with wanting to make sure their children are on track and learn everything they can. Yes, I read to my son and sang him songs months before he even entered this world! He had a book collection started when I was 4 months pregnant. I bought all of those Baby Einstein and Your Baby Can Read sets weeks after he was born. It makes me feel great to know I am the one who will be shaping my sons mind as he grows and I want to know I have done the best I could. So when given the opportunity to review ‘Teach My‘ and all in one learning tool for babies, toddlers and preschoolers I was instantly excited. … read more