Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Art With Edge: A first-of-its-kind coloring line specifically designed to fit the unique interests of teens and tweens. The books features cool and unexpected content which draws inspiration from pop culture ranging from Graffiti to Zombies to Sugar Skulls and more. Coloring with Art With Edge is a great activity for this age group to take a break from their hectic schedules, decompress and unleash their creative potential. The line features seven unique coloring books and two coloringkits that are the perfect next step for any budding artist. The suggested retail price is $5.99 for the books and $14.99 for the kits.

Value: 5
Quality: 5
Shipping: 5
My Overall Opinion:

My kids were thrilled with this (11 boy – 13 girl – 16 boy). They enjoyed this all weekend long, perfect for a cold indoor weekend. This is a nice thick book and a good value for your money. There are plenty of variety in the page , so, there will sure to a page that fits their mood. This is great wind down time before bed… this is a great alternative to night time screen time.

For the value and price, this is a great gift to give as a secret santa or to have on  hand as a gift filler for a last minute gift for boy or girl.

cafe-wall-caddy-300x283BeraTek Industries Cafe Wall Caddy, 28 Capacity Keurig K-Cup Single Serve Coffee or Tea Pod Wall Display, Peel & Stick Damage-Free Installation, White

The cafe wall caddy stores your K-Cup coffee pods on the wall, right to your single serve coffee maker! This space saving storage caddy uses double sided tape for attachment so you can install quickly and easily, with no wall damage. The Caddy holds 28 single serve pods and features an open view for easy access to your favorite flavors. The Caddy will mount on most any smooth surface: cupboards, back splashes, sides of cupboards, pantry doors, fridge doors, RVs are just a few suggestions. Perfect solution for home or office.

hold-n-go-slow-cooker-300x300Hold & Go Slow Cooker

(Red) – AS SEEN ON RACHAEL RAY – Leak Proof Lid with One Handed Carry – Handle Doubles as a Lid Holder – 5 Qt. Capacity
COOK. LOCK. HOLD & GO.
The Hold & Go Slow Cooker is a 5-quart slow cooker with a no-spill locking lid that is designed for your on-the-go lifestyle.
The single-handle makes it easy to hold and go to any of your events. Worried about heavy loads? The reinforced handle has been tested to hold up to 60 lbs!
The handle doubles as a convenient place to prop the lid while serving, keeping your counter tops clean and dry. No need to go buy a separate accessory!
The Hold & Go cooks on high, medium or keep warm settings and is known for its consistent, even cooking.
The 5-quart size is perfect size for a 4.5 lb.chicken or two 2 lb. roast

20161102_132750I was thrilled open up this package from Hartz and so were my pets! Pets are part of the family too and kids especially love presenting the presents to their furry friends. Hartz has everything you need, from chew toys, to bath products, flea treatments and snacks. Hartz has you covered! Their quality and prices can’t be beat! So, if you are looking to fill up your pet’s stocking look no further than Hartz products.

Value- 5
Quality -5
Shipping-5

Overall opinion My dog loved his goodies, especially the bacon flavored toys and the Groomer’s Best brush combo for his thick long hair. Everything is so durable and made to last…. with no detail left untouched. As a bonus they offer satisfaction guarantee on most grooming products ( I highly recommend those).

Looking for a baby gift for a new mom – These Beau & Belle Littles swim diapers are a unique idea. It is something a bit different and a great gift for the parent. I know that when my kids were little, sometimes the last thing I wanted was another toy around the house.

Beau & Belle Littles. Adjustable for 0 to 3 years old or 8 -36 lbs, these diapers are a “green” solution, take less space in a suitcase and are made to withstand beach vacations or dips at the hotel pool this holiday. Available in Green Arrows or Green Stripes, the swim diaper retails for $18.99.

Value – 5
Quality- 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion  I think these are a great idea, I wish these were available when my kids were little. Traditional swim diapers are bulky and expensive. I love how these are made to last and grow with your children and are quality made. The fun designs make for for fun and cute pictures while playing in the pool. This is a great and useful item for a little one… especially one on toy overload.

Want a fun gift to give your girlfriends… maybe a hostess gift or white elephant? Think Mommy’s Time Out Wine. Not only will this put a smile on your friends face and give them a chuckle but it will truly be unique. Even better though… is that it tastes great and is at a price point that you will love.

For Mom, there’s Mommy’s Time Out Wine, which comes in four varieties:Mommy’s TimeOut Delicious Pink, Delicious Red, Pinot Grigio or Moscato because every mom deserves a break.

Make sure you check out their website for other family members too.

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion I would love to receive this from a friend! I am however not a wine snob, but to me, I thought it was great. I know my friends and I will always try to have a Holiday get together and this would be a hit! You can beat the price, especially for something unique!

My husband loves to BBQ but hates to clean the grill, well who does? This is the perfect gift for any foodie or hubby on your holiday list.

These two are Green Stocking Stuffers that are safe and effective for home use without the need for harmful chemicals–GrillStone and ToiletStone. Both are effective and powerful at blasting through gunk and grime with ease.

Products are sold throughout the country at Lowe’s, Menard’s Home Depot, Fred Meyer, all Kroger stores, and other places, including online HERE

Value-5
Quality -5
Shipping -5

Overall Opinion We love this…. and have actually been using the Toilet Stone for over a year now… it really gets the job done….especially on those EXTRA hard to clean surfaces. The Grill stone was just as easy to use and made our BBQ grates look like new!

I love Bella Sun Luci and have been using them for years. They make creating an easy weeknight meal full of flavor a breeze.  These would be perfect for stocking stuffers or to create your own food themed gift basket.

 Please visit us at  www.bellasunluci.com and see all of our easy “entrée” recipes and our complete line of gift baskets and other Mediterranean kitchen items!   

Currently, these products are available nationwide at Safeway, Costco, Walmart Super Center stores, your local grocery store or online!!

Value – 5
Quality -5

Overall Opinion  These a well know brand that has already proven themself time after time. They are of the highest quality and available almost everywhere. Pick some up today

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Fun Chalk Markers are the most versatile markers and can be used on any surface but are washable on non-porous surface (ex. plastic, ceramics, chalkboards, whiteboards, glass, mirrors).
I have had great feedback by so many creative people in the last little while (Meri Cherry Blog, Hello Wonderful, Crafty Morning, Artsy Mama, I Heart Crafty Things and many more) that I believe Fun Chalk would be an amazing addition to your Holiday Gift Guide.  Kids, parents and educators love Fun Chalk!

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion These are a great product and would actually be perfect for a pre holiday purchase. I have bought chalk markers plenty of times in the past, and let me tell you they are very spendy. So when you invest money, you want them to last. These markers are they perfect consistency. If you have used chalk markers in the past, you will understand, these are neither too dry or too runny. These would be a super fun gift for tweens on up.

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Even the manliest of men want to smell good, and these solid colognes are fresh, light, and subtle—and a great natural alternative to traditional spray cologne. Made on a Canadian farm run by two adventurous souls (who are also married), each cologne is alcohol-free, soy-based, and long lasting. A dab at pulse points is all you need, and the generously sized tin should last for months, or even up to a year, of use.

Value- 5
Quality -5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion 

I am in love with this product! These solids are larger than they look and will last a very long time. The smell is so good, that it is the classic, follow a guy around the super market just to smell them. This will be a great option for travel as there is no liquid and another great option for those teen and tween boys in your life that need to lean a little goes a long way! $36

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-5-30-19-pmCall Tones: A call tone is what people calling you can hear instead of the normal default ring. It grabs the attention of your family and friends before you start speaking.

  • Flashing Low Battery Alert: Low battery alert reminds you when batteries are running low.
  • Keypad Lock: Keypad lock prevents your personalized settings from being inadvertently changed.
  • Compatible with Any Radio: You can communicate with other FRS/GMRS radios regardless of brand by being on the same channel and privacy codes.
  • 22 Channels: With 22 channels, it’s easy to find an available channel.

 

 

Value – 5
Quality – 4
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion

These radios are perfect for your kids to play with around your backyard or neighborhood. I do like that these radios take batteries instead of having even more charging cables I need to keep track of. The sounds quality is good for a reasonable range, it does start cutting out a bit after ½-1 mile. The radios are also fairly small, definitely suitable for the younger ones on your shopping list. The price is right and these are perfect for kids playing in the neighborhood, for work, or recreational activities.  

20161103_083434Crazy Foam gives the gift of a stress-free and fun bath time for both parents and kids. With character designs on the cans, like pop culture-favorites Superman and Wonder Woman and princess and fairies, kids will love playing with this 3-in-1 bodywash, shampoo and conditioner. Plus, the bubble-gum scented foam is moldable, so kids will be entertained creating fun shapes in the tub and bath time will be a breeze.

The Holiday Collection, which includes Santa, Elf, Snowman, Reindeer and Snowman, are the perfect addition to any little stocking hung in a row.

Crazy Foam is available at Walgreens and onCrazyFoam.com for a suggested retail price of $5.99.

Value – 5
quality -5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion  I LOVE Crazy foam, I have used it since I was a kid. They are a special treat in our house and I get them for my kids for Christmas, birthdays and sometime just because 😉 They come in such fun themes and what is even better is they get clean while they play, I love the 3 in 1 feature. These do have artificial colors, so if you have any sensitivity (like my son) beware these to contain that.

Pick a few of these up because they make great last minute gifts for all ages both boy and girl!! stock these away in your gift closet and if you don’t use them for the holidays, they will still work throughout the year for birthdays and so on.

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Far Leaves Tea

Far Leaves Tea www.farleaves.com mission is to help foster mindfulness through tea for everyone. Our premium quality loose leaf teas are served at Michelin-starred restaurants, our tea salon, and online.

Monthly subscription includes:

  • 3 fresh teas from 3 different kingdoms (white,green, oolong, black, puer, herbal) of tea
  • each tea provided in 2 oz re-sealable bags, equivalent to a total of 24-30 cups of tea a month

Value – 3
Quality – 5
shipping – 5

Overall Opinion These are very high quality teas and the subscription is a great fun way to expand your tastebud and try new and exotic teas from around the whole world.

The varieties that I received were delicious but I do question if the quantity we receive would in fact deliver the  24-30 cups it suggests. I personally like my tea very strong in flavor and would use it up very fast.

I love the whole texture and real pieces of fruit and floral. This will pair beautifully in a gift basket full of fruit, food or tea/coffee.

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Revitalize and freshen the skin with Rosemary & Mint. This revitalizing lotion helps to support the healthy production of collagen, strengthening skin and improving. They delivering antioxidant-rich nutrients from certified organic ingredients directly to your skin.

Value – 5
Quality -4
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion If I were to tell you what my favorite scents were…. they would be anything with Rosemary and Mint in them. That combination is just so invigorating and refreshing, it is just such a pick me up.

This price point is amazing, at only $5.99! These are a great stocking stuffer or to get that co- worker or mother in law that is always hard to shop for on your list.

 

 

 

 

 

wp-1478467643329.jpgWestern Chief is a great high quality fun line of children’s rain gear, including a new Star Wars line in addition to their classic prints and characters like Batman. Shoes are always a fun gift to give, especially when they’re functional for the fall/winter weather.Chooka and Western Chief are two rain boot brands owned by Washington Shoe Company, they are a functional and fashionably unique gift to give mom, daughters and young children this holiday season.
Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5
Overall Opinion I love these boots I got my son a pair of the Batman with cape!!! I mean what kid wouldn’t want to wear a cape on his feet…. he is “flying”all around. These boots will run you around $40, which is a little higher that what you might find at a shopping store but with the uniqueness and quality, that is why these earned a rating of 5. Shipping was great and sizes seemed plentiful. Boots in general run slightly big, so please keep that in mind when ordering.

20161103_083514These sponge-like, hypoallergenic pads are gently applied to the face, bikini line, legs, under arms—basically anywhere where you shave or trim. Working gently in small circles, (Like Mr. Myagi said “wax on wax off) the process of softening stubble, exfoliating the skin, and preventing ingrown hairs takes less than a minute. This is a great Stocking Stuffer, fun gift for your loved ones and adults! To learn more visit www.softenher.com
Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5
Overall Opinion I like this item, especially for embarrassing facial hair on woman. This is very gentle if used correctly, as it mentioned, use in soft circular motions or you will have the equivalent of a rug burn on your face. These will be perfect stocking stuffers and are perfect for your purse or as a travel safe alternative to a razor on a weekend getaway.

20161108_225848These 6 Pack Hot sauces will help you stay true to your fitness plan. Are you tired of the daily grind and munching on boring food. get excited again about everyday healthy food with a kick of flavor that will make you scream for more. All Natural, Low Sodium, Gluten Free, No MSG!

Value -4
Quality -5
Shipping -5

Overall Opinion 

These six pack fitness hot sauces were delicious. They go good on enchiladas, tacos, burritos and a lot of other food. They have several flavors of sauces including, Habanero, Jalapeno, Chipotle and Mango Serrano.Mango Serrano was my favorite.

 These sauces help me make bland food turn into a better eating diet. Perfect for stockings or to put in a food gift basket.

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Firefly, the leader in children’s oral care solutions, designed the Star Wars Lightsaber toothbrush to look and sound just like a lightsaber from the Star Wars films. Featuring flashing lights, sound effects and voices from popular characters, this brush will help transform brush time into playtime so parents no longer have to pull a Jedi mind trick to get kids to brush their teeth!

 

The toothbrushes light up with the press of a button for 60 seconds to help kids learn the proper amount of time needed to brush your teeth and comes with a no-mess protective cap that covers and shields the lightsaber brush from lurking bathroom countertop debris.

Thought it was a fun, affordable idea so I wanted to pass it along! Here is more information They can be purchased online and in store at various retailers including Target ($4.99 More information on the product

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping -5

Overall Opinion

I am in love with these toothbrushes!! They not only are adorable and make the kids want to brush their teeth but they serve and amazing purpose. Instead of me bugging them on if they brushed their teeth long enough, not they play along to the music and lights.

To be honest… if they made these in adult sizes… I would be getting one for everyone in the the family, including myself! Check out Firefly‘s full collection, including their Star Wars Lightsaber toothbrush.

screen-shot-2016-12-24-at-9-34-03-amToo often when you put rain boots on your kids feet  you hear them complain about the boots not being comfortable and getting lots of water into them, making the kids more susceptible to colds. Made By My Dad knows that one of the secrets to combating sickness is to have warm, dry feet, so they created the ultimate rain boots to do just that! The Frogglez® Rain Boots are designed to keep your kids feet dry, even in the biggest downpours. Unlike other rain boots, Frogglez® Rain Boots have a unique neoprene seal that Made By My Dad developed to make sure feet stay dry, keeping kids from getting sick.  These boots are cute, light weight, comfortable and safe for kids – and as with all Made By My Dad products, come with the trusted Frogglez® 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5
Overall Opinion

My son loved these… so dry, durable and easy fit! The sizing was spot on.

Frogglez® Rain Boots:

  • PATENT PENDING cool neoprene edge wrap design folds up to keep water out and pants dry
  • SAFETY FIRST – Be careful with typical rain boots which can be full of harmful chemicals that should be far away from kids. Frogglez® Rain boots are made of 100% rubber with no harmful additives such as lead, pvc, phthalates, cadmium, etc. The paint is lead-free and the glue is formaldehyde-free. We put your kids first!
  • COMFORTABLE – Flexible, gentle rubber and super soft neoprene make Frogglez® Boots the first choice by parents and kids!
  • WHY? Why buy Frogglez® Boots over other plain rain boots? Simple. Get a top quality boot that is adorable, lightweight, super comfortable, safe for kids, 100% guaranteed and actually keeps your kids feet DRY!

screen-shot-2016-12-24-at-11-23-04-amThe new Nair Nourish line and Wax Ready-Strips are a beauty must-have, offering a convenient and easy way to remove hair while soothing your skin with Japanese Cherry Blossom & 100% Natural Rice Bran Oil. It lasts longer than shaving- use once and you won’t have to worry about removing hair the entire week! And with the Holiday Season quickly approaching, they also make excellent stocking stuffers..

Value -5
Quality 5
Shipping -5

Overall Opinion 
We alway give health and beauty personal items in our stocking … that has been tradition since I was little. Now that I have teenage girls in my house these Nair items are going to be perfect and loved so much. These are great do it yourself items and will save them so much time and money.

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Firefly, the leader in children’s oral care solutions, designed the Star Wars Lightsaber toothbrush to look and sound just like a lightsaber from the Star Wars films. Featuring flashing lights, sound effects and voices from popular characters, this brush will help transform brush time into playtime so parents no longer have to pull a Jedi mind trick to get kids to brush their teeth!

 

The toothbrushes light up with the press of a button for 60 seconds to help kids learn the proper amount of time needed to brush your teeth and comes with a no-mess protective cap that covers and shields the lightsaber brush from lurking bathroom countertop debris.

Thought it was a fun, affordable idea so I wanted to pass it along! Here is more information They can be purchased online and in store at various retailers including Target ($4.99 More information on the product

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping -5

Overall Opinion

I am in love with these toothbrushes!! They not only are adorable and make the kids want to brush their teeth but they serve and amazing purpose. Instead of me bugging them on if they brushed their teeth long enough, not they play along to the music and lights.

To be honest… if they made these in adult sizes… I would be getting one for everyone in the the family, including myself! Check out Firefly‘s full collection, including their Star Wars Lightsaber toothbrush.

screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-7-29-16-pmAward-winning studio Infinity Ward breaks new ground in storytelling in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, exploring the weight of wartime leadership and responsibilities. Players take the role of Captain Reyes via the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships – ultimately leading coalition force remnants against a relentless enemy across the vast expanse of our solar system beyond Earth. The campaign features performances from Kit Harington and Conor McGregor. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
will also deliver a robust multiplayer mode, and a unique cooperative zombies experience.

Rated: M – Mature (17+)

Available: November 4, 2016

Platforms: PlayStation®4, Xbox One® and PC

MSRP: $59.99 (Standard Edition); $99.99 (Digital Deluxe); $79.99 (Legacy Edition); $119.99 (Legacy Pro Edition)

 

Value – 5
Quality -5
Shipping -5

Overall Opinion

My 18 year old put this game to the test and can say without a doubt that this is going to be HOT this season. The graphic and story are amazing!!! Perfect kift for that teen or gamer in your life!

screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-7-35-52-pmDestiny – The Collection is an all-access pass to one of the best-selling franchises in video game history, packing two years of content into one epic offering, including the new Rise of Iron expansion.

 Destiny – The Collection features the following FIVE adventures:

  • Destiny – Original award-winning game
  • The Dark Below – Expansion I
  • House of Wolves – Expansion II
  • The Taken King – First Major Expansion
  • Rise of Iron – Destiny’s newest adventure

 

Rated: T – Teen

Available: Available now

Platforms: PlayStation®4 and Xbox One®

MSRP: $59.99 (a $170 value)

Value – 5
Quality -5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion 

This collection is amazing!!! perfect if you are on a budget FIVE GAMES IN ONE!!!! you can beat that! This is great fun and will keep your game lover busy for months to come. The story and graphics are amazing!

screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-7-46-04-pmChickpeas make delicious pasta! That’s why we used them to create Banza. We took a household favorite and made it even better, turning the pasta you love into the pasta that loves you back. 6 BOXES/CASE.

We just launched our chickpea pasta mac and cheese – a sneaky healthy twist on every kid’s favorite comfort food. And great way to sneak in the veggies & protein for kids (it tastes like Kraft, yet its more nutritious).

Value – 4
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion 

My kids have loved these!! One of my children is allergic to artificial food colors so we can’t eat Kraft. This is so yummy and easy, perfect for winter break and the off schedule….. we are all for keeping it easy during the break.
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bulbs

 

  • Pure-white musk-scented flowers!
  • Treated so that you can plant them indoors in a 6″ planter and enjoy their sweet scent this winter!
  • 16″-20″ Tall
  • Zone 9-11

Value – 5
Quality – 4
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion – 

The Paperwhite Ziva worked better that I thought it would. It turned into a beautiful flower when it bloomed. It was enjoyable to watch over the 6-8 weeks it took to grow.The light requirements though were the flower needed to have full sunlight. You need to fill the water to the root of the bulb in the glass vase, but every week remember to replace the water and turn the vase often.The flower smelled wonderful.I recommend this product to everyone who loves flowers.

 

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TheMango Wood Bracelet is handcrafted in Indonesia by a group of artisans led by a mother who pours her heart into her craft.  ($45)  When readers make a donation through theWorld Vision Gift Catalog, they can choose to receive a number of handcrafted gifts.  Their donations address specific, urgent needs that might otherwise go unmet for a child, family or community through World Vision programs around the world.

Value – 5
Quality -5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion 

This beautiful piece of jewelry is amazing… I have gotten so many compliments on it when I wear it out. The style, color and design is so versatile and matches casual and business attire.  I also love the purpose behind the cause of social good. It is truly a win – win!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Luxe Cream Crayons:
Give your lips the attention they deserve this holiday season! Christina Choi Cosmetics’ Luxe Cream Crayons are a lipstick and liner all in one. These beauties have stellar staying power, creamy texture, demi-matte finish, and rich pigment. A blend of Shea, Cocoa and Illipe (Shorea) butters smooth and condition lips. Vitamins C & E provide antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors. Easy application with no sharpening required. They come in 5 gorgeous shades and are the perfect stocking stuffers for your beauty loving friends! View our Luxe Cream Crayons and click here.
Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5Overall Opinion 
This product is amazing! I personally love very natural products that look and feel luxurious. But, the thing that makes this better than the rest is the quality in the ingredients… you can feel the coco butter…. and oooh it feels good. The only downfall it that these only come in 5 colors but the color I received is to perfect and in a neutral tone that it will look amazing on most.

 

 

20161102_180737CHARCOAL – This mask is what you need if you have oily skin, blackheads, and large pores.  It deep cleans your pores and draws out impurities. This clay masque is the best product to use because it only takes a day or 2 in a week to see amazing results! The activated charcoal will take out huge amounts of dirt oils that are found in other nasty stuff within the skin. Since the charcoal absorbs all the toxins, the skin won’t reabsorb the bad stuff while the mask is on. Just $29 and this product will banish a lot of bad things from your skin. How cool is that?

FROST – The Forehead is usually most sensitive because skin is thinner here.  Use the gentle Frost Mask to cleanse and remove impurities that may be concentrated on your forehead due to sweat, and hair products for brighter softer skin. Contains milk powder which moisturizes and sweeps away dead skin cells.

ATOMIC – The Cheeks and Jawline are prone to breakouts because of hormones and they’re most exposed to pollution, smog, and UV rays.  The Atomic mask is filled with strong antioxidants from turmeric and beet mixed in toxin absorbing clay to purify skin for youthful, radiant, and uniformly toned skin.

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion – 

I have given this product a try for the last 2 weeks and can attest that I saw a great improvement. I had mild adult acne and struggled with it often, especially during my cycle. My absolute favorite product is the charcoal mask… in fact it may have been my most favorite product I received from my whole gift guide…. it just works so good and is fun to use!

 

 

number-4

These mini products from Number 4 are gluten free, paraben free, sulfate free with color protecting and anti-aging ingredients. Each set is $25 and contains everything you need to have gorgeous hair on the go – shampoo, conditioner, detangler/hair refresher and mini brush.

Value – 4
Quality – 4
Shipping  – 5

Overall Opinion 

I love trying new hair care products and Number 4 Hair Care has been pretty great so far. I love that the size is small so it is perfect for traveling . This is the perfect gift for the woman in your life that is all about hair.

dip

It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Just remove the lid from your store bought dip, drop the container into your Dip a di do da, and you’re ready to entertain. After the festivities are over, clean up is a breeze. Just use the hole in the bottom to pop your dip container out of the Dip a di do da and your done!

Value – 3
Quality – 4
Shipping – 4

Overall Opinion 

This is a cute little devise to have on hand when you are in charge of chips and dip and your next potluck party. This product definitely classes it up a bit… very cute.

2 pic (1)The Flip Frame is the Only Picture Frame that folds down into a usable counter that hovers in the air and provides hidden storage.  Very cool and useful – think Murphy Bed meets Medicine Cabinet.  The beautifully constructed Flip Frame creates vertical organization and best of all a temporary work surface for any room in need of a counter…bathroom, office, kitchen or teens’ room.

 

If you have a tiny bathroom you can understand the frustration and disorganization that I felt getting ready in the morning.  With only a pedestal sink and no counter – I had stuff everywhere – coffee on the toilet and a curling iron in the sink.  I am a teacher, single mom, safety patrol advisor and track coach so I live a busy life and appreciate quick transitions.  I have found that the Flip Frame has simplified my life and made getting ready far more relaxing and organized.  I know that it will do the same for you! You can store all of your clutter discretely in a “picture frame” that folds out into a handy work station.  And add your own artwork in under twenty seconds.

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion – 

This product has been a blessing to my VERY small master bath. It is only 5×7 and that includes a shower. The flip frame has allowed me to have a bit of my own space that I know my husband won’t get into or knock over. The FlipFrame. is EXTRA durable, super stylish and perfect for any room in your house that you need a little extra space or shelf.

screen-shot-2016-12-28-at-2-15-42-pmIf you’re looking for a durable, easy-to-use, great-looking cream whipper, look no further. Made by Whip-It!—the company that invented the gas-charged cream whipper—this all-white whipper is a favorite in both professional and home kitchens. Customers have been lavish in their praise, calling it effortless to use, a breeze to clean, and an unbeatable value.

The ½ L size is a good choice for families and small restaurants. It holds a full pint of liquid, yet fits into the door of most home refrigerators, and on any shelf of most commercial refrigerators. And in just 30 seconds, it produces twice the volume of whipped cream achievable by machine-beating or hand-whisking, saving time, labor and money. A trio of decorator tips make it easy to create beautiful desserts as well as professional-looking garnishes on all sorts of beverages and entrees.

Modern mixologists rely on the Whip-It! Pro for rapid infusions; it gives them the ability to flavorcocktails with herbs, fruits, chiles and other ingredients in seconds instead of weeks. And chefs have discovered how the Pro can minimize marinating time from overnight to just a few hours. Check out the recipe booklet for more great ideas on how Whip-It! can up your game in the kitchen.

 

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping  – 5

Overall Opinion 

I love this, I used to have one of these when I was a kids and loved the fresh, creamy instant gratification of the best possible whipped cream. The great thing is that you can add your own flavor to it as well… like orange, peppermint and for the adults… you can even add Fireball

screen-shot-2016-12-24-at-9-56-30-amMasterPan http://www.masterpan.com/ is an innovative, quality cookware
tool that combines five pans into one… which is PERFECT for hassle-free
cooking on a portable stove! MasterPan is patented for its exclusive 5
compartment design. This product is ideal for every household. From college
dorms to bachelor pads to stay-at-home moms, MasterPan’s goal is to make
every cook the master of their kitchen!

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 4

Overall Opinion 

Such a great pan! My husband loves making breakfast in the mornings but hates mess and dishes. This all in one is perfect to get the job done with the least amount of extra dishes and mess.

swim-diaperBeau & Belle Littles has created a sustainable product that is comfortable yet fitted, lasts longer than the typical three months, and now, they are offering two new fashion-forward designs.

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping  – 5

Overall Opinion 

These swim diapers are perfect for the new parents or for a baby that is overloaded with toys. The swim diapers will not only save you money from buying those spendy disposable pants but they are adjustable and will be sure to fit your baby for at least a good 12-18 months.

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The new adult party game called Utter Nonsense – The Inappropriate Accent Game is available in every Target store nationwide.
The concept is simple, players take turns saying funny and outrageous phrases in stereotypical accents like Pirate, Redneck, British, or Valley Girl.  If you are familiar with Cards Against Humanity, it’s similar, but different in that players act out the accents and phrases.
Value – 5
Quality -5
Shipping -5
Overall Opinion
This game is going to be a super fun adult game for game night. I have not played with friends yet but I opened the box and read some of the cards and I can tell it’s going to be pretty fun. This is perfect to get NOW and have for your next Holiday party!

 

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Skin care products for women from Albertiniinternational.com

Usage of Warm Love pumpkin exfoliating mask removes old skin cells and stimulates new cell growth. You will experience improved skin smoothness and texture, along with a brightened complexion.

Use Divine and your skin should feel smoother and softer immediately. Daily use has shown significant changes within a week. The product is unscented and has been tested extensively on people with sensitive skin.

Rough Love body scrub removes dead skin cells from your body, resulting in smoother and softer skin immediately. Follow the scrub with Divine skin hydrator relieves itchy, dry, flaky skin all day, and helps restore your skin’s Natural Moisture Factor.

Value-  4
Quality – 5
Shipping -4

Overall opinion

These are great quality…. I love the Rough Love, it is a great pre tan scrub and really leaves your skin nice and soft. The tanner is the perfect shade no orange hue or streaks. This is a great option for high quality skin care and have your skin feeling a little more like Summer in the cold Winter.

 

 

Peapod_Mats_2015-4394-7_zps19svuc1hThe PeapodMat is a re-created waterproof bedwetting/incontinence mat that is unlike any conventional waterproof protector on the market today! It serves a purpose for every stage of your life. The big difference? PeapodMats lie flat ON TOP of sheets with a grippy material underneath that allows the mat to remain stationary and in-place WITHOUT flaps, straps or Velcro! It is a unique combination of 3 layers that creates a super-absorbent waterproof mat. The top layer is a breathable terry cotton; grid stitched to prevent bunching. The middle layer is a polyester liner to absorb and disperse moisture, and the bottom layer is brushed polyester to grip surfaces; coated with breathable TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) waterproofing.

The PeapodMat Proudly Features:

  • 100% waterproof = bed sheets and mattress dry!

  • Non-slip, grippy bottom = stays in place exactly where you put it!

  • NO flaps, straps, or VELCRO® = No tucking or wrapping around the mattress!

  • Reusable = 300-500+ washes!

  • Soft breathable cotton = PeapodMats are BREATHABLE from top to bottom and so comfortable to sleep on! NO crinkle plastic or cold vinyl feel!

  • Hassle free, regular wash and dry = No special instructions!

  • Portable = Easy to pack and take with you!

  • Use beyond the bed = Protect other surfaces where needed!

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping  – 5

Overall Opinion 

I have 7 children, so I have had my share of middle of the night wet sheets….. more than I care. Despite double potty trips before bed, accidents still happen. I have been using Peapods no for awhile and LOVE them. They are quick to absorb and wick away any moisture for an uninterrupted night sleep. These pads are comfy, and are not bulky when it comes to washing. I highly recommend these pads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Soothing tree branches are illuminated by soft background lighting to help you calm your spirit and your space. The Spring can hold up to 180 ml and has a runtime of up to six hours, making it an excellent mid-size diffuser. This diffuser’s calming design is perfect to display in the living room or bedroom, and is an excellent gift for anyone who enjoys essential oils.

Spring at a Glance:

  • Mid-size at 4” x 4“ x 7”
  • 180 ml water capacity
  • 1,000 square foot coverage
  • 4-6 hour continuous run time
  • Two operating modes: Continuous and Off
  • Three light modes: Color Rotating (blue, green, purple and red), Fixed and Off
  • Voltage: 100-240 V AC, 24 V, 0.5 A
  • BPA free
Value – 5
Quality -5
Shipping -5
Overall Opinion
 I was also thrilled to try their seasonal scents. These change throughout the year… so make sure you check back often. Their scents are very true to life and are not “fake” or over rated in quality. The lamp glows through several vibrant colors that emits a consistent amazing scent that fills the room.

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Skin care products for women from Albertiniinternational.com

Usage of Warm Love pumpkin exfoliating mask removes old skin cells and stimulates new cell growth. You will experience improved skin smoothness and texture, along with a brightened complexion.

Use Divine and your skin should feel smoother and softer immediately. Daily use has shown significant changes within a week. The product is unscented and has been tested extensively on people with sensitive skin.

Rough Love body scrub removes dead skin cells from your body, resulting in smoother and softer skin immediately. Follow the scrub with Divine skin hydrator relieves itchy, dry, flaky skin all day, and helps restore your skin’s Natural Moisture Factor.

Value-  4
Quality – 5
Shipping -4

Overall opinion

These are great quality…. I love the Rough Love, it is a great pre tan scrub and really leaves your skin nice and soft. The tanner is the perfect shade no orange hue or streaks. This is a great option for high quality skin care and have your skin feeling a little more like Summer in the cold Winter.

 

 

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In case you are new to traditional wet shaving, here is a basic tutorial for using a double edge safety razor. Technique is important with safety razors, and great technique will give you a great shave:

  • Shower, or wash and rinse your face in warm, not hot, water for at least thirty seconds. Moisture softens your hair for an easier shave.
  • Look closely at the growth direction of your hair. It is easier to shave with the direction of the hair. This doesn’t provide the absolute closest shave – but it’s the best way to start until you get the hang of the technique.
  • Lather up thoroughly with your favorite shaving oil and/or cream. Make sure it is applied evenly all over the areas to be shaved, working it gently into the hair.
  • Heat the blade in warm water. Remember to rinse it frequently when shaving.
  • Using almost no pressure, with an angle of about 30 degrees to the face, shave with the grain of the hair in short, straight strokes. The strokes should be approximately 1-2 inches.
  • For a prominent or a cleft chin, using your free hand, gently pull the skin taut by pressing under your chin while shaving.
  • For a closer shave, re-lather and shave a second time, this time going across the grain.
  • Take your time around the nose and make sure the area is well-lathered.
  • Know your blade’s limits. Don’t try to get extra shaves off your blade. Astra blades generally are good for 3 or so shaves, depending on hair coarseness and density. Try out a blade sampler to experiment with
  • different blade types – this can make a big difference in your shave.

Value -5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion

This razor is amazing!!! The razor comes with extra blades and is extremely easy to place a blade into it. Just unscrew the handle and the top lifts, drop a blade in and rotate the handle to close the top. Another great feature, in my opinion, is the manufacturer states you can use any blade you like. How many razors out there do you have to purchase their specific blade and of course get charged and arm-and-a-leg for them too? This is a significant savings for any man who shaves.

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INCA TEA BLENDS:

Peruvian Spiced Berry

This is our Original blend to characterize the true ancient Incan recipe. This is the same tea Ryan came across during his hike. It’s is an enlivening herbal, fruit tea blend of purple corn, berries and spices.

INGREDIENTS:Hibiscus Petals, Elderberries, Currants, Purple Corn, Apple Pieces, Pineapple Pieces, Cinnamon, Cloves and Natural Flavors. This is the tea that the founder Ryan came across during his hike. It’s an enlivening herbal, fruit tea blend of purple corn, berries and spices.

Punchau Peach

This is our first caffeinated blend. We wanted it to embody a refreshing yet clean taste. It’s a rejuvenating combination of white tea, lush peaches and sweet herbs.

INGREDIENTS:White Tea, Peach, Purple Corn, Apple, Orange, Natural Flavors, Rosehip Peel and Hibiscus Petals.

Tawantin Black Tea

We thought long and hard about how to make a black tea as unique yet as strong as the Incan Empire and what we came up with was Tawantin Black Tea.

INGREDIENTS:Finest 3 black tea leaves (2 or which are organic) and purple corn. The Inca referred to their empire as Tawantinsuyu, “four parts together.” In Quechua, the term Tawantin is a group of four things (tawa, meaning “four”, with the suffix -ntin which names a group) This blend is a robust combination of 3 quality black tea leaves and purple corn

Machu Picchu Mango

Mango has always been a favorite fruit of Ryan’s, so he decided to add a little twist on the original blend. It’s a refreshing blend of mango, sweet herbs, and citrus flavors.

INGREDIENTS:Mango, Purple Corn, Hibiscus Petals, Natural Flavors, Rosehip Peel and Apple.

 Cusco Chamomile

This new tea is a soothing blend of Organic Chamomile, Purple Corn, Organic Blood orange, Organic vanilla, Organic Citrus.

INGREDIENTS:Organic Chamomile, Purple Corn, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Hibiscus, Natural Flavors of Blood Orange, Lemon & Vanilla

Pachamama Green Tea

This new Green tea blend embodies a refreshing yet clean taste with hints of coconut and ginger.

INGREDIENTS:Organic Japanese Green Tea, Purple Corn, Organic Coconut and Organic Ginger

PRICES:

  • Boxed tea:      $7.99 each

  • Loose tea:       $9.99 – $11.99

  • Discounts apply when using Auto-Ship on www.IncaTea.com

    Value – 4
    Quality – 5
    Shipping – 5

    Overall Opinion

This is a beautiful tea full of flavor and color, you can really see and taste the quality. I love the flavor combinations. These will be great for stocking stuffers or as individual gifts in a mug for coworkers and family.

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Handmade Baby Bib ($40)  available through the World Vision Gift Catalog for your consideration in your gift guide?

When readers make a donation through theWorld Vision Gift Catalog, they can choose to receive a number of handcrafted gifts.  Their donations address specific, urgent needs that might otherwise go unmet for a child, family or community through World Vision programs around the world.

Every bib is handmade by artisans in Bali using only sustainable materials and recycled fabrics. These Fair Trade artisans utilize the traditions of Balinese craftsmanship while honoring nature with the smallest carbon footprint possible.

Value – 3
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

OverAll Opinion

This bib was very well made and adorable, but the value comes in the social good. The product is very high prices considering  but knowing that it is for a good cause will make up the difference in the high price. I gave this as a baby shower gift and they loved it. It was truly a one of a kind item.

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Our Professional Collection line of silicone kitchen utensils make a great gift for the busy chef. They are made in the USA, and they are 100% dishwasher safe. In addition, they are available in a great selection of colors and the quality is extraordinary. Our Silicone: – Medical-grade silicone (far surpassing food-grade)- Doesn’t contain fillers- Heat safe to 800°F- Will not crack, tear, melt, distort, or stain. – Made in the USAOur Handles:- 30% Fiberglass reinforced resin- Heat safe to 400°F- Ergonomically shaped- Dishwasher safe- Made in the USA

Value – 3
Quality -4
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion

These spatulas were very cute, I loved the unique colors. So far the quality seems to be very good, however I personally think the price are quite high at $13 each. If you are looking for top quality or named brand then this is the product for you, perfect for stockings or in a cooking gift basket!

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The first Amopé device that is waterproof. Now you can enjoy the luxury of a personal pedicure while in your shower or bath tub. The specifically designed roller heads of the Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet and Dry Foot File work equally well on wet or dry skin. Soft, beautiful feet are just one treatment away. No need to change out batteries! Simply store the rechargeable device in the included docking station (minimum 3 hours) to enjoy a fully charged device that can continuously file for over 20 minutes.

Value – 4
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5 (available in most stores)

Overall Opinion




My mother has been wanting one of these for a very long time. You kn0w how a lot of times you build things up in your mind, only to be let down when you actually give it a try…. not this it was just as powerful and amazing as she expected it to be.  The charge was strong and was consistent. The file was the perfect intensity, not too coarse or too fine. So far she loves it!

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Great stocking stuffers are Gin Gins Ginger Candy – ranging in flavors from Original Ginger to Spicy Apple, Peanut, Hot Coffee & Double Strength Hard Candy. In 3 oz bags or Boxes these are the perfect holiday treat. Not mention they have the good for you benefits of ginger!

Value – 5
Quality -5
Shipping -5

Overall Opinion

I LOVE these, I buy them all the time at Trader Joes!!! The are chewy… very chewy but quickly soften to sweet spiciness. I think these are great, perfect for stockings or put into a gift basket. But, these are not only perfect for the holidays, they are great year round!

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Mystery Tackle Box, the perfect gift for anyone who is into fishing or wants to get into fishing, especially great for kids who might be just starting to gain interest in Fishing.
We offer gift subscriptions from $45, all the way up to $276, from 3 months up to 1 year of boxes. Each box is curated by a fishing product expert and is species, and season specific, so you know your gift recipient will get exactly what they need.  We also offer the ability to print at home or we can email the gift directly to the recipient.

Value – 4
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion 

My husband and my kids will enjoy getting these mystery box fishing gifts. They provide supplies for all the different fish types and seasons for fishing. They have options from trout, catfish, walleye and many more. I would suggest this to anyone who enjoys to fish, try the popular products seen on their favorite fishing shows or just play around with a hot new product.

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Helios backpack makes traveling or commuting much easier with its padded compartments that keep your gadgets safe. Helios is a designer laptop backpack crafted with lightweight, weather-resistant fabrics and vegan leather trim. Its slim silhouette is ideal for users seeking out a premium backpack that can carry up to a 15″ laptop with room to spare for books, folders and a water bottle. Keep accessories such as pens, chargers, smartphones and cables neatly organized in the bag’s numerous internal compartments. A rear Napoleon pocket holds valuables such as a wallet, passport, and boarding pass close to your body so they’re safe and easy to access. Whether you’re planning your next business meeting or just strolling around town, Helios keeps you stylish and organized no matter where you go.

Value – 3
Quality – 4
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion

I have a son that commutes on the bus and he is always worried about his laptop getting banged around and breaking… the padded compartments are perfect assurance that you devises will stay safe on your travels

Features

  • Fully padded compartment for laptops up to 15″.
  • Magnetic strap closures with custom metal buckles.
  • Made from ultra-lightweight and durable materials.
  • Rear Napoleon pocket for secure storage of your valuables.
  • Water-repellent coating to safeguard against rain and snow.

 

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Life Gear (www.LifeGear.com), a lifestyle company dedicated to working hands-on at every level to develop and promote innovative everyday outdoor products engineered with lifesaving capabilities.

SPORT UTILITY + SURVIVAL 300 FLASHLIGHT

http://www.lifegear.com/multi-tools/sport-utility-300-lumen-flashlight

Durable crush resistant flashlight with multi-tool and survival tools  built in.

Specifications:
Multi-Tool Built-In
Crush Resistant Nylon Polymer
Rubber Grip Handle
Signal Whistle Tail Cap
Compass Tail Cap
Fire Starter
CREE LED Technology
Water & impact resistant
Emergency Signaling
Lanyard Included
4 x AA Battery (Included)

3 Light Modes:

High Beam 300lm
Low Beam 30lm
Strobe

 

Pro Series 160L Headlamp+ Red Night Vision

http://www.lifegear.com/flashlights-2/headlamps/pro-series-160-lumen-headlamp

This durable construction and red night vision headlamp has many different uses from fishing, camping, and hiking to search and rescue and safety.

 CREE LED technology
3 X AAA batteries included
Detachable & adjustable elastic band
160 Lumens
Be seen for 1/4 mile
Compact design fits securely around head
Water & impact resistant
Red night vision

4 Light Modes:

High beam
Low beam
Red LED night vision
S.O.S. flashing mode

 Values – 5
Quality- 5
Shipping -5

Overall Opinion

The men in my life love these, one firefighter and 2 construction workers…. these are great quality and meet the needs of their demanding jobs.

 

 

 

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Paw-Aromatic Candles
Our specially formulated enzyme candles are designed to attack and remove unpleasant pet or home odors not just mask them. This 12 oz candle is hand-poured into a recycled wine bottle. The soy wax is dermatology tested and burns incredibly clean. With  70 hours of burn time, these USA made candles are a perfect fit for any home. Comes in Jolly Paws (Christmas cookie scent), Pine Paws, Pumpkin Paws, Tropical Breeze (reminiscent of the beach), and Fresh Squeezed (Citrus scent). Orders can be placed onlinehttps://www.ypckpets.com/IndvItem.asp?InventoryID=40 or through an Independent YPCK Advocate.

 

Gift Baskets for Pets & their People

A mix of YPCK products with different themes in an adorable pink or green basket wrapped up and ready to be given to someone special. Available for purchase online athttps://www.ypckpets.com/Order.asp?InvDispCatID=16&InvDispSubCatID=58 or through an Independent YPCK Advocate.

 

Southern Doggy Basket: Try a little bit of the south with this basket. Perfect for that dog person in your life who likes to try new things. The southern touch of the Southern Doggy are some delicious human treats.

Southern Kitty Basket: Try a little bit of the south with this basket. Perfect for that cat person in your life who likes to try new things. The southern touch of the Southern Kitty are some delicious human treats.

Groomers Basket: Our Groomer’s Basket makes a perfect gift for pet owners and groomers alike, this basket is great from wet nose to cup o’ joe. It includes a spectacular collection of YPCK spa products wrapped and ready for gifting.

Deluxe Doggy Basket: Whether you need a quick gift for a dog lover or a birthday present for your favorite four-legged friend, the Doggie Deluxe will be the perfect present. It includes a range of YPCK doggie products from yummy treats to super fun toys.

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SimpleMD customer loves good wine (and good coffee too), and is actively seeking out healthy and portable snacks with protein, rather than settling for functional, but less tasty, protein bars.

We have 3 flavors (Chocolate Almond, Caffe Latte, and Chocolate Date) and each one is kosher, less than 140 calories, and free of gluten, preservatives and GMOs.

Our bars – which are available on our website or Amazon – may fall under the banner of

Value – 5
Quality -5
Shipping -5

OverAll Opinion

I was really excited to give these a try because when I have been on a diet, through trial and error, I have noticed that following the mediterranean diet has been the most successful and give me the most results. The taste is delicious and is very convenient for on the go!

 

Protein Bars for Wine Lovers.

 

 

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Bubbles & Books, is a monthly subscription box for romance lovers. Each month we send subscribers a box featuring a romance novel, artisan-crafted soap, and other book and bath goodies! We have subscriptions for Historical Romance, Bad Boy Romance, and Paranormal Romance and gift subscriptions start at $24 a month. A Bubbles & Books gift subscription is great for a last-minute gift or that “gift that keeps on giving.

Value – 4
Quality – 4
Shipping -5

Overall Opinion

I love the idea of this kit, all about pampering and enjoying a little “me time”. My daughter was the lucky recipient of this gift box and she adored it. We went with the Romance box and it was adorable and she said so far the book is wonderful. I was very happy with the presentation, I would feel very happy to give this as a gift afar and have confidence that it will look great.

 

 

 

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www.senegence.com/marciafrost

LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. As the original long-lasting lip color, it is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off! Create your own color palette by combining shades. Your customized look will last even longer and your lips will stay moist and plump with LipSense Moisturizing Gloss.

Here is a link on how to apply – https://www.facebook.com/kristin.barnett/videos/10210359902061141/?autoplay_reason=ugc_default_allowed&video_container_type=14&video_creator_product_type=0&app_id=2392950137&live_video_guests=0

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion

This product is very unique and very interesting. I chose the Apple Cider lip sense color and upon putting it on you will feel the difference. It has sort of an alcohol feel when you apply…. wait a few seconds and apply again but don’t rub your lips. You will for sure want to add Glossy Gloss to you order for all day shine. I put it on in the morning and by evening it was still going strong.

 

 

 

 

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You’ve been on your feet all day and they need a break. Colorado Aromatics Foot Spa can help. Use the sugar scrub to scrub away calluses and rough spots, soak in our herbal foot soak, and follow up with Sole Pleasure Foot Butter. You’ll be ready to go again! Available online for $23.75

Aromatics creates natural skin care using the power of herbs and science for peak performance.

Value – 4
Quality -4
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion

I love how these are all natural, I have an artificial color sensitivity and am always looking for great products that look and smell great and do what they claim, all while staying natural. The zipper back was great with soak, balm and scrub, perfect for winter pampering.

screen-shot-2016-11-26-at-11-35-50-pmLavender Aromatherapy Sleep Pad; it makes a great relaxation, aromatherapy spa gift for anybody who is interested in health and wellness. The sleep pad is filled with hundreds of organic lavender flowers for maximum aromatherapeutic benefit and the fragrance is incredible. In regards to the science, we do use a propriety production process – the key lies in our choice of materials and the natural product mix. The pad’s technology combines aromatherapy and natural touch (most adults will move between 40 and 70 times a night) to create a controlled and gentle scent delivery system that turns your bed into an oasis of calm and well-being. The release of fragrance, from natural lavender blossoms, infuses your sleeping environment with sweet, relaxing scent – a natural way to relax and get a good night’s sleep. The Aromatherapy Pad was designed by a former gymnast who understands the importance of R&R. Simply place the Aroma Sleep Pad underneath the sheets and that’s it. The pad consists of two parts – a soft washable cover and a lavender aroma insert (refill). It also offers convenience; you can take it wherever you go, when you’re on the go.The Aroma Sleep Pad is available at  Overstock for $59.99 Earthwonderful and Bed Bath & Beyond

Overall Opinion

I am in love with this Lavender Sleep Pad. This sleep pad helps you have a more relaxing night sleep.It smells wonderful. I love how the lavender scent stays in the sleep pad for such a long time. I recommend this to anyone as a gift, especially as the holidays are coming. This sleep pad is super soft, comfortable and will make your room and bed smell wonderful.

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Udderly Smooth is a greaseless, stainless moisturizer that can be used by the whole family.  It is both moderately priced and extremely effective.   Considering it hits these marks, it makes the perfect stocking stuffer.

Value – 5
Quality – 4
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion

I have been using Udderly Smooth for a few years now and can attest that this is a great product for winter chapped skin. My hands used to get really chapped, cracked and sore. I now keep Udderly Smooth at my desk and use it day, no more cracked hands!

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Hang-O-Matic, an all-in-one Picture hanging tool that measures, levels and marks the wall ALL at the same time. My husband invented this product because we found it impossible to hang shelves on the wall straight without ruining the wall.  Its reusable, light weight, easy to use and made in USA!   You can check out our website to see how it works at hangomatic.com
Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5
Overall Opinion 
The Hang-o-Matic makes it easy for you to hang pictures or build anything. This would be the perfect gift for a family or anyone who’s into building things. I recently was able to give this a try by hanging a gallery piece at my work and this came in so helpful!I recommend this as a household necessity

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’Tis the season of glitter and gold! Give your skin an extra holiday shimmer with Manuka Doctor’s Gold Dust Firming Serum. The powerful combination of Purified Bee Venom and Manuka Honey with plant extracts and colloidal gold work to help diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, as well as regulate discoloration. Skin is left looking younger and illuminated by light reflecting particles to help define facial contours and keep you glowing. (ManukaDoctor.com; $24.95)

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion 

This facial serum is amazing, so light and luxurious. What girl wouldn’t like the thought of smearing gold on their face… instantly makes the face look smoother and brighter. Great gift for trying to impress.

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HandsOn Gloves
Grooved Pet Grooming Gloves
Pull on a pair of dog grooming gloves and get ready to watch the fur fly. The comfortable, flexible design gently but thoroughly de-furs your pet without any brush-related anxiety—or brush, period. The nubs and ridges lining the palms and fingers help free shedding hair with each stroke. It works for other animals, too, like cats, bunnies, and horses. Your pet feels like it’s getting a mini massage, so it might not even notice you’re grooming it—but that shiny, thinned out coat will tell another story.

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion 

My dog loved this!!!! Sadly he is a smelly dog and using this while shampooing him really helped us get in there through that thick coat and wash him up. It also helped us get that unwanted shedding hair out. great value and great price.

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Give the gift of high-end skincare, without breaking the bank!MD Complete Anti-Aging Wrinkle Corrector Duo  is a professional which includes 30-day trial-sizes of the MD Complete Eye Wrinkle Remover and Advanced Wrinkle Remover. This Duo combines a concentrated complex mix of clinically effective ingredients at professional levels for a highly effective, yet simple skin system in just two steps.  ($36.00, MDCompleteSkincare.com)

Value – 4
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion

I have not given this a full 30 day trial yet but after a few applications, I can say I really like how it feels on my skin. It seems to be rich, creamy and absorbs quickly into my skin. This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves beauty products or who is looking for facial improvement.

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-12-22-45-amSome of the best gifts are those that are home-made.  Baking home-made gifts can be a fun activity for the whole family.  Nielsen-Massey Fine Vanillas and Flavors has a wonderful Pure Chocolate Extract that goes perfectly in a variety of recipes.

Nielsen-Massey’s flavors make a great stocking stuffer for an aspiring chef of any age.

Other flavors available are peppermint, orange blossom water, almond, lemon, and orange.

OverAll Opinion 

The Nielsen-Massey is one of the best family companies that makes great products. My family has been using their pure vanilla extract for years, so we’re super excited to try the pure chocolate extract. Especially around the holidays, it would taste delicious in either cookies, a pie or any other treats. If you love baking during the holidays, this would be a must need ingredient

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-12-29-58-amBrand new from SOG Knives & Tools is The Ultra C-Ti knife. It’s the first 2017 knife from SOG to hit the market, and the Ultra is lightweight folding knife that doubles as a money or credit card clip. The high-quality VG-10 steel blade checks in at 2.8 inches in length and the featherweight carbon fiber handle comes with a titanium money clip. All told, this skinny little beauty checks in at just 1.3 ounces, or about the same as $1.25 in quarters. MSRP is $134.

Overall Opinion 

The SOG pocket knife is really handy for when men are at work, hunting or fishing, whether it’s having to cut something open, open a package or just general use . The knife is really sharp so it should be kept out of the hands of children. Over all it was a really good pocket knife and it would be a good present for men for either birthdays, christmas or any other holiday.

 

 

screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-9-33-27-amBikini Babe Tea is Tea Detox Program which helps to cleanse the body inside out, lose weight, boost energy and provide number of other amazing health benefits. Majority of our daily customers are mums and Bikini Babe Tea is all about empowering women to live a healthy and vibrant life.

Looking to detox this holiday season than you must try Bikini Babe Tea. I tried the teas and I LOVE the taste. These teas would be a perfect stocking stuffer.

14 day plan

28 day plan

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 3 (coming from Australia)

Overall Opinion

Fun and delicious tea, especially for the first of the year when you are wanting to clean out from all the Holiday parties and get on a healthy track. Each package is generous and should last the recommended days.

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Mold your own colorful sidewalk chalk. With this 3D Sidewalk Chalk Science Kit, kids can draw pictures on the sidewalk or pavement with the chalk, and use the 3D glasses to make the images pop off the ground.

Grow a big beautiful crystal and assemble a special platform to display it with a color-changing LED circuit inside. With this Crystal Nightlight Science Kit, kids will learn about crystal formation and LED technology.

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

OverAll opinion 

These are great gifts to give to kids, especially in that odd phase where they are starting to get too old for traditional toys. My kids loved playing around with these and I love that they have some educational value. This was perfect for a rainy weekend activity.

 

 

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The new AXE Advanced Collection is the perfect stocking stuffer for this holiday season as guys re-evaluate their grooming routine for the new year. This premium range of grooming products are designed to help guys express their individuality so they can look, feel and act their most attractive. They will keep any guy in top form as he takes on the office, the playground, or Christmas festivities. Our products provide long-lasting freshness, fragrance release technology, 24-hour odor protection and more! AXE Advanced Collection

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping -5 Available at most stores

Overall Opinion 

I have always been an AXE fan – nothing but amazing things to say about them

 

 

 

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The perfect gift for cocktail lover in your life is adding a little spice to their bar!  Create craft cocktails at home with craft made bitters from Bittercube.  These bitters are the perfect addition to your basic cocktail.  Plus, you can visit bittercube.com to get craft cocktail recipe to include with your gift.
You can buy the variety pack that will complete your bar… its only $57 for 6 or you can buy your favorite by itself.
Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5
Overall opinion
Honestly this is new for me and I have not had a lot of time to play around with it but they seem to be very nice sizes and have a mix of very nice flavors. (recipes soon to come)

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Headache Eraser: I keep one stationed at my desk ‘just in case’. This is one of our most popular items for a reason – a ruined day can be saved within 15 to 45 minutes after application.

Soap Sweaters: Pop in any bar of soap (including those random ‘what do I do with this?’ ends) and this product not only contains it, but turns it into an exfoliator. We have two types: gentle and ‘full body microderm’ 🙂  And the perfect pair is one of our sweaters + one of our bar soaps.

Their products are 100% plant-derived. (a step above “natural”) *20% of their sales go directly to the charities that we support www.givingsoaps.com

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion 

Lately I have been very “natural” conscious and am trying my best to go all natural with it comes to treatments and medicine…. that is one reason why I love the Headache eraser…not only does it smell amazing, it personally gives me a natural boost in energy but it really does work. it comes perfect for your purse or pocket and it an amazing stocking or secret santa gift!! There whole line is amazing check them out and get something for a friend but I bet you won’t be able to check out without something for yourself.

 

 

 

screen-shot-2016-12-11-at-11-56-22-pmEddie Bauer Packable Down Throw. What’s better than the gift of luxurious down bedding that you can use in the great outdoors?

Stay warm at home, camping or even use as an emergency car blanket. 700 fill power down is combined with packable poly/nylon twill weave fabric for a space saving design. These throws measure 50 by 60 inches. Includes color matching storage bag. Makes a great gift for loved ones.

  • 440 TC Poly/Nylon Blend Down Fabric (54% Poly/46% Nylon)
  • Hypoallergenic Grey Duck Down
  • Measures 50 x 60 Inches – 7 Oz. Filling
  • Machine Washable and Dryable
  • Made in China for DOWNLITE

Value – 4
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion

This blanket is incredibly light, yet keeps you super warm. It is a super silky soft feel, I need to be honest, the texture my not be for everyone. I like it but 2 of my kids think it feels almost too soft like a balloon. This is the ultimate camping or tailgating blanket though because how convenient it is for traveling.

screen-shot-2016-12-12-at-12-06-28-amNovel Erotics  “novel” packaging was designed to discreetly store erotic indulgences. The collection contains erotic stories for everyone – from bachelorette parties and hotel affairs to bondage scenarios and more. Each ‘novel’ contains a spicy story on the inside cover of the book-style storage box, and 5-6 products that complement the story.

Here is a fun youtube video about the products – https://youtu.be/u7MMv-rqXQM

Value – 5
Quality – 5
shipping – 5

Overall Opinion 

These fun kits cover everything to have and exciting experiance. Each book has a new theme. The quality is great and the price point is right on for all that yo get. The story inside will set the mood and give you  a fantacy to follow off of. Each theme is a little different and goes from mild to wild! 🙂

Check them out and keep Novel Erotics in mind for Valentines as well.

 

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Cranberry Spice Moonshine is a festive drink that makes for a great, sharable holiday cocktail or handmade gift – once made, simply pour into mason jars and decorate with festive ribbon and labels. With cranberries, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves, it blends some of the most iconic holiday flavors to form what may become a new tradition.

Make some homemade infusions with Everclear!

CRANBERRY SPICE MOONSHINE

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
6 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cloves
½ teaspoon whole allspice berries
2 whole nutmeg, quartered
3 cups apple cider
½ gallon cranberry juice
1 (750 ml) bottle Everclear®

Instructions:

  1. Roughly chop cranberries, combine with Everclear® in a large, sealable container.
  2. Steep one week in the refrigerator.
  3. Once steeped, combine cranberry juice, cider and spices in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit another 30 minutes or until cool.
  5. Strain both mixtures into a large, sealable container.
  6. Gift and enjoy responsibly. May be served warm or chilled.

 

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  • Watch crayon bits transform into custom creations!
  • This colorful art activity is easy to use—simply mix, melt and mold to make a crayon car, heart or microphone for playing or doodling.
  • Use the included crayons or recycle your old Crayola crayon bits.
  • Electronic unit comes with power adapter and auto shut off after 10 minutes.
  • Includes Crayon Factory unit, Power Adapter, 8 Crayons, 3 Molds, Crayon Wrapper Ripper and Instructions.

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5
Overall Opinion

Of course Crayola is a trusted household name that kids and moms love but this will keep your kids happy for hours. My kids loved creating different colors and shapes and even made some as gifts for some of their friends.

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Beer connoisseurs will enjoy receiving our specially packed beer gift baskets featuring the highest quality selections of classic American craft brews along with unique imports. We invite you to find a gift that suits your particular budget and provide great fun for the beer lovers in your life. Shop for Birthday’s or just because you are thinking of them.

https://www.beergifts.com/holiday-beer-gift-baskets.html

Value -2
Quality – 3
Shipping – 5
Overall Opinion

This gift would be great for a beer enthusiast but I must admit that i found this box to be very over price for the contents and the snacks were not a fresh a I would have hoped for them to be.

 

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The decorative tins hold a 16 oz. bottle of Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw & Unfiltered Honey that will be sure to sweeten anyone’s day. Different from your typical grocery store honey, Nature Nate’s is as nature intended. It’s treated with very low heat, keeping all important enzymes intact. It’s also unfiltered, which means it still contains pollen and retains the best flavor, aroma and nutrition naturally. Lastly, Nature Nate’s is made by 100% American bees, helping to eliminate pesticides, and ensuring the highest quality product. ($12) Nature Nate’s holiday tins

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5

Overall Opinion 

I am in love with this honey, we have recently started to make the switch from sugar to honey and are loving the health benefits. I just gave a holiday package as a gift and she loved it, she is gluten free and rarely gets to a have a treat all her own… plus I loved that it was pre packaged and ready to go as a gift

 

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Can’t figure out what to give your beer loving Husband or Dad for the Holidays? Give him a bar of Beer Soap by Hand brewed Soaps.   Choose from Stouts, IPA’s, and Hefeweizen!  We also have lotions infused in Hops and Beer!

And don’t worry,we also have the perfect stocking stuffer for your wife or mom? Now she not only can drink wine, but she can bathe in it as well with our wine soaps! Try Handbrewed Soaps wine collection.  Choose from Merlot, Pinot Noir, or  Pinot Grigio Wine Soap!

Value – 5

Quality – 5
Shipping -5

Overall Opinion

These are so adorable, they are fun and unique perfect for a stocking stuffer or as an office secret santa. These look and smell wonderful, perfect for the beer or wine lover in your life.

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Get your monthly box with 4 – 6 Bad Ass products delivered right to your door every month! Merchandise included can be jewelry, beauty products, lifestyle and home products full of badassery! Month to Month recurring payments. Monthly subscriptions start at $39

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5
Overall Opinion

Of all the subscription boxes I have tried, I think this is one that I would like to be a long term subscriber to. You can tell they they are very careful to take a lot of thought and consideration into the quality of products that they offer. Each box include items of at least $75 in value. My favorite item, a candle labeled ” Whatever f-ing scent I want”

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More than a comic, toy, or costume, Hero Boys is a new type of gift for boys that will ignite there imagination and encourage strong moral values as they grow.

Heroboys are superheroes with morals and values (think American Girl for boys).  Their story is told through a comic book subscription.  Their ‘leader’s’ name is ‘The Gentleman.’  This multi-cultural group of 6 are concerned about the environment and good boys becoming great men.

Value – 5
Quality – 5
Shipping – 5
Overall Opinion

What a positive toy for young boys. My 6 year old son loves this, it is larger that traditional action figures but allows for him to role play as an actual friend. So far he loves taking him along everywhere

 

screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-12-22-13-amDAFNI The Original Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush

DAFNI is an innovative hair straightening brush designed with a unique 3D ceramic surface, incorporating the most advanced hair care technologies. Easy to use, it saves you time while protecting your hair with a constant temperature of 365 Degree F. Utilizing top quality ceramic coating and springy bristles to protect your scalp, DAFNI is the safest and easiest way to look great in minutes.

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