These are some of my favorite products and gift recommendation ideas. This list will be updated throughout the Holiday Season. In most cases, the link will take you to a full review of the product/service or it will take you directly to the shopping site.
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- Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Little Passports offers a unique and educational gift for the entire family to enjoy. Every month, follow Little Passports characters Sam and Sofia as they embark on a new country adventure. Your first month’s Explorer Kit arrives in a suitcase and contains everything your child needs to get started learning about our big world: a letter from Sam and Sofia, a map, a passport, stickers, access to online games and more. Country specific packages filled with fun souvenirs, letters, stickers, photos and activity sheets arrive every month thereafter.
My Girl’s Dollhouse
The My Girl’s Dollhouse in Country French is the ultimate accessory for your child’s 18″ doll. This large 5′ wide, 6′ tall dollhouse is the first dollhouse for the 18″ dolls. It fits American Girl, Journey Girls, and Our Generation dolls.
It is made from 100% pine wood for continuous kid play and a beautiful display. It includes 5 spacious rooms including a 3rd floor attic with removable rod for clothing storage. Your child can customize, play, organize her entire collection of 18″ dolls, furniture, clothing, and accessories. Holds up to 10 dolls.
A new BFF for your teething baby! The RaZ-Buddy teams up with the #1 best-selling teether, the RaZ-Berry Teether, to give teething babies and toddlers some extra TLC. The RaZ-Buddy is an adorably fun plush animal that comes with an innovative RaZ-Berry Teether. Inspired by the natural, bumpy texture of a raspberry, each chewy teether features soft, soothing bumps for additional relief from the discomfort of teething. The RaZ-Buddy can also attach to a pacifier or small toy, bringing comfort and snuggles wherever baby goes!
Skylanders Trap Team
My kids are new to Skylanders but they are now obsessed! It is a fun interactive game that encourages innovation and creativity. Toys “R” Us has declared Skylanders Trap Team as one of the Top 15 Toys this year and I agree! Kids can bring their toys to life in a video game and now with Skylanders Trap Team, they can reach into the game and pull characters out into the physical world by trapping and playing as the villains. This game is rated for everyone 10+ and includes cartoon violence and comic mischief, which makes it a great game for family fun.
The Starter pack includes (1) Video Game, Traptanium Portal, 2 Skylanders Figures, 2 Traps, 2 Character Sticker Sheest with Secret Codes, 2 Trading Cards, and 1 Character poster. Retail price $74.99. The Skylanders Trap Team also introduces a starter pack that supports iPad, Kindle Fire, and Android Tablets, which is completely new! FYI, you will want to buy a few extra pieces for the kids as stocking stuffers as they will be wanting to get more.
Available at many retailers nationwide and Amazon.com.
For more information visit Skylanders.com.
Vrum Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Child’s Ride On Toy Box
Vrum Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Child’s Ride On Toy Box is something that both mom and child will love! It can can be used as a ride-on toy, a pull-behind toy, a toy box or even luggage. The toy is the right size to fit in the overhead compartment of a plane, and features a handy lock for security purposes. The roomy interior of the ride-on features a dual purpose strap that can be used for pulling or carrying, and the cool Leonardo design is sure to please your little one.
The Original Cat Paw – Friendly Yet Feisty! Striped Tabby Cat Paw – The Friendly Yet Feisty Toy! Cat Paws are wildly fun! Creep out co-workers, amuse cat lovers and STUPEFY cats themselves with the amazing, bizarre, wonderful and super fun CAT PAW! Cat Paw is simply stated a cat’s paw! With the slow pull of an activation lever the cat paw will move forward with a friendly cat sound; Push it quickly and the cat paw lunges forward with a roar! Cat paws move from friendly to feisty in no time! There are four furry styles to choose from, so find the right one for you! Each one includes 2 fun cat sounds. Go ahead we dare you!
Disney Frozen Snowflake Light Dance
This year anything and everything Frozen is popular! A cute idea is this Snowflake Light Dance from Uncle Milton. You can create a dancing snowflake light show and Frozen scene right on your wall featuring Queen Elsa. It is a fun light show with 5 different light shows to fit your mood! Also includes a large decal sheet with Queen Elsa and beautiful snowflakes.
This is very easy to use and has a 15 minute auto timer, which makes it useful as a night light too.
Ages 5+. Retail price: $39.99. Available online at Amazon.com.
Olaf’s in Trouble Game
Frozen fans will LOVE this version of the classic game Trouble. Pop the bubble to save Olaf in the Disney version of trouble. It is your job to travel around Arendelle to save Olaf. Watch out for avalanche. It’s a game worth melting for! Includes: Gameboard with pop-o-matic die roller, 16 pegs, and label sheet.
Let’s Imagine Elmo
The Let’s Imagine Elmo is trying on different fun hats and inviting your little person to sing, count, and play along with him. Elmo has 4 playful interactive modes with interactive games, songs, and actions. Let’s Imagine Elmo comes with three different hats and each one unlocks a different way to interact with him.
Super cute and fun toy for toddlers to play with from a trusted name like Sesame Street!
Skip Hop Zoo Pack Gift Set
This Skip Hop Zoo Backpack gift set are so adorable. These are the perfect size for preschoolers with supplies they made to carry during a day of “work” (LOL) or play. The front pouch is perfect for crayons, mittens, or snacks. The side pocket will fit a juice box or a sippy cup. This makes it a fun and practical gift for toddlers.
Available in Polar Bear, Penguin, or Moose. Retail price $24. Available at the Skip Hop Online Store.
Pete the Cat
Getting children to be more eager readers can sometimes be a difficult task. MerryMakers interesting business concept adds an engaging relationship for a child that could be encouraging more reading. “We are adding more joy to the joy of reading. When we add a plush based onthe lead character from a children’s book, kids become more engaged. A tangible toy brings a deeper relationship with the character in the book.”
MerryMakers offers a variety of Pete the Cat merchandise, including a Giant Pete the Cat doll, a Pete the Cat backpack pull, a pencil case, a Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons puppet and a Pete theCat Saves Christmas doll. In addition, MerryMakers acts as the exclusive licensing agent for Petethe Cat and has signed several licensing deals including University Games, Educational Insights, Colorforms and Wonder-Shirts.
InRoad Toys PlayTape
I would have loved to have this play tape as a child! No longer do you need to buy an expensive playmat to play with toy cars and trains as your child can quickly and creatively build their own roads and rails. PlayTape sticks to any flat surface, is easy-tear, and repositionable and easily removable with no residue. It is also made in the USA.
This is a perfect stocking stuffer gift or pair with a set of toy cars or toy trains.
Pound Puppies were popular when I was growing up! My brother was a big fan of the Pound Puppies. I think it was a replacement for an actual pet. He had several of the including one that looked exactly like this black pound puppy along with babies and a pound puppy house. I have fond memories of my brother and I actually playing together nicely with his Pound Puppy family. If I recall correctly, there was even a cartoon. I love that all these toys from my childhood are making a comeback.
Pound Puppies are back and would make a great gift idea for the kids on your list! They are plush dogs, which are available in 6″ or 12″. Included: breed specific fun fact card and a heart shaped dog tag. You can register your puppy online at PoundPuppies.com to get your own printable adoption certificate. Very cute! Choose from Beagle, Labrador, Bulldog, and Poodle.
If you are looking for a cute stocking stuffer, you can find a 3.5″ plush keychain too!
Strawberry Shortcake Styling Dolls
Strawberry Shortcake Styling Dolls are an adorable and fun gift that allows the child to be the stylist! As a child of the 80s, I was a huge Strawberry Shortcake fan, even having Strawberry Shortcake wallpaper. I’m happy to say that Strawberry Shortcake is BACK!
These adorable Strawberry Shortcake Styling Dolls allow children to create new looks every time they play. They can braid, brush, and clip Strawberry or Lemon’s hair into tons of different styles for hours of fashionable fun. Included: Sweet scented dolls with outfit, styling combs, hair clips, barrettes, and hair extension clips. Available in Strawberry and Lemon. Ages 3+, $19.99. Available at Walmart and Walmart.com.
Crayola Beadola Bead Maker
The Crayola Beadola Bead Maker makes it easy to create your own detailed beads that are fun to make and wear. Using the air dry clay, you can
My daughter enjoyed playing with this for a couple of hours on a lazy Saturday. She is 8 years old and I did have to show the steps to make but after showing her once, she took off with her own creations.
There are so many possibilities with the bead punches and the different color clays and glazes. It is so much fun she says! Each bracelet will be truly unique and made with love by your special child.
VeggieTales Beauty and the Beet DVD
Beauty and the Beet is the one newest DVDs from VeggieTales. Mirabelle and her traveling family band are determined to make their next gig when a fierce winter snowstorm hits. They get stuck at a run-down desort where the grumpy manager, Mr. Beet, makes them sing and clean for their dinner. This adorable and heart warming DVD features 8 songs performed by Kellie Pickler as Mirabelle. Will Mirabelle be able to change Mr. Beet, who is a beast, with her kindness? Find out in this 52 minute DVD.
Extras included on DVD: Behind the Scenes with Kellie Pickler, “Show Your Love” Sing-Along, In the Kitchen with Bob, English and Spanish Subtitles. Retail $14.99. Buy online at the VeggieTales store or other retailers like Amazon.com.
A Belle for Christmas DVD
Ah so cute, a puppy Christmas movie. A Belle for Christmas is a big hit with the younger kids in our household – 8 & 10. This is a uplifting comedy about family, friendship, and a four legged holiday miracle. The films stars Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson, Jet Jurgensmeyer, and Haylie Duff.
View of preview of this movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Retail price is $19.98 and is available at stores nationwide.
Cartoon Network Holiday Collection DVD
The Cartoon Network Holiday Collection DVD is a perfect gift this holiday season. This instant holiday classic DVD features five hit Cartoon Network series on one value-priced DVD. Includes: Holly Jollly Secrets Part 1&2 from Adventure Time, The Christmas Special from Regular Show, Christmas from The Amazing World of Gumball, and bonus episode of Money Broom Wizard from Clarence and Together Breakfast from Steven Universe.
This is not only a great gift but a great addition to your home collection. Curl up with a warm blanket and enjoy the season with these holiday shows! Retail Price $14.98
Crayola Virtual Design Pro Car Collection
Crayola Virtual Design Pro Car Collection allows your child to create their own car and drive it with the Crayola Design & Drive app. This set includes 36 Crayola colored pencils, 20 markers, four stencils, pencil sharpener, and a 20 page sketchbook with templates to give children all the tools they need to build their vehicles and drive them.
Once you have choose from the ten different design vehicles to design, you will then scan the design into the Design & Drive app to drive your car and complete stunts and challenges on the virtual track. You can also customize your car even further within the app.
Ages 6+, Retail $29.99.
Easy Bake Ultimate Oven
The Easy Bake Oven is celebrating its 50th anniversary with this special Easy Bake Ultimate Oven Edition. Kids can get introduced to the kitchen by mixing, baking, and enjoying their creations.
Set includes: Oven, baking pan, pan tool, chocolate chip cookie mix, and instructions. If you buy this as a gift, make sure to pick up some refill packs as there is only one baking package included with the set.
Ages 8 and up. Retail price $59.99 and available at many retailers including at Hasbro.com.
The Monkey Mat is a ‘portable clean surface for you and your monkeys always on the go’. Created by soccer-mom entrepreneur, Christie Barany @monkeymatmama from Texas. The monkey mat is perfect for on-the-go parents. this portable mat is stylish, unique, and is now available in four different colors (orange, blue, pink, and dark khaki). It’s made of a sleek nylon, has corner loops for staking, and center loops for toy attachments, and packs away to a size not much larger than your smartphone! This thing is AWESOME for the beach!
Hexbug VEX Robotics
Moms and Dads will want to join in the fun with the Hexbug VEX Robotics building construction sets. Little will your child know that they are also learning as they are being entertained by this STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) inspired toy. Hexbug and VEX Robotics have teamed up to help your child to build their favorite Hexbug and wirelessly control its lifelike movements.
Construct pieces easily snap together without any tools. Once completed, you can drive the robot manually with a remote control or choose autonomous drive mode and watch the creature come to life. Buy the kits separately for each of the four creatures or purchase the VEX Robotics 4-in-1 kits so you can make them all or create a unique creation of your own.
Ages 8+, prices starting at $49.99.
Tarzan on DVD
Tarzan from Lionsgate is available on DVD plus Digital and Blu-ray plus Digital HD. This is a cute movie that is based on one of the most classic coming of age stories of all time! It is completely re-imagined for a new generationn with stunning CGI animation.
The premise is one you may know – a young boy named J.J. (aka Tarzan) is the sole survivor of a plane crash in the remote African Jungle. He is raised by gorillas and lives by the law of the jungle until he encounters the beautiful and courageous Jane Porter. It is love at first sight and the beginning of a beautiful adventure.
Available now and retails for $19.99.
Otterbox NFL Defender
The NFL licensed Otterbox Defender cases make a great gift for teens. Help them protect their phone investment while showing off their team spirit. Just remind them that the cases only work if they are using the cases.
Built gridiron tough, the NFL Defender Series case protects devices from drops, scrapes, fumbles, and tailgating penalties. Choose from all 32 NFL teams for the following devices: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5/5s, iPad Air, iPad mini & mini w/retina display, Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, and Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Available online at Otterbox.com.
Check out Hot Jewels, which are metallic temporary tattoos. This is a great gift for teens as it allows them to express their personality in a non-permanent way. The Hot Jewels allow you to create a limitless combination of dazzling body jewelry designs. Simply apply, wet, and set to instantly change up your look or accessorize an outfit. They are very fun and each collection allows for designs for bracelets and arm bands, necklaces, rings, or other body adornments.
These are great for special occasions, vacation, or anytime you want to add a little sparkle to your body. The tattoos last up to six days and are easily removable with baby oil and gentle scrubbing. Find more Hot Jewel inspiration at Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Retail $9.99 for up to 50 designs. Available online at GetHotJewels.com.
The Yankee Candle Company “Smart Scent™ Vent Clips”
The Yankee Candle Company has these amazing Smart Scent™ Vent Clips to take your favorite classic or seasonal fragrance on the road. These odor neutralizing clips fasten securely on any vehicle’s dash vent.
Fragrance is slowly released from the vents and work optimally in temperatures of 70°F or above flowing from the vent. The clips are adjustable with the slider on the back of the clip. When you are running low on fragrance, you will be able to easily see due to the clear window on the vent clip.
These make great stocking stuffers or gift enhancements to anyone on your list. Retail price $5.49. Available at Yankee Candler Retailers and YankeeCandle.com.
A Mission Belt is no ordinary belt. Not only do they look stylish and cool, you will find the perfect fit since Mission Belts adjust every 1/4″ unlike traditional belts that only have holes every 1″. Easy on and easy off with the release lever, which makes it handy when going through airport security.
Bought too big of a size or want to give your belt to your child? No worries, you can easily resize your own belt with just scissors!
Belt shown is the Cadet, which is cool enough for a teen!
Free standard shipping on orders shipping to addresses in the United States on totals more than $50.
$1 from every belt goes towards helping people in their fight against hunger and poverty through micro lending. Mission Belt likes to think of it as a corporate responsibility to give something back to hard working individuals that simply need a hand up.
FakeBake Flawless Darker
I love the look of a tan but I don’t like the damaging effects from the sun. This is why I love to use to FakeBake products! The FakeBake Flawless Darker is the ultimate self-tan with Flawless liquid. The new formula uses a higher percentage of their tri-ple active tanning agent in order to create an even more intense, longer lasting tan.
To apply, simply use the FREE professional mitt to create your Flawless to the Max tan instantly. Cosmetic color guide shows where the tan has been applied making it easy to apply. The professional mitt eliminates any residue and produces a streak free tan.
Paraben-Free, fast drying, non-sticky liquid, which is perfect for all skin types.
eBags Piazza Day Bag
I’m in love with this eBags Piazza Day Bag! It is the perfect bag for on the go, holiday shopping, travel, or fun. It is a lightweight and durable bag that is stylish and comes in a variety of colors. It has a zippered main compartment with two pockets inside the bag to hold camera, glasses, or other items. The zippered pocket adds for organization and security. There is a also a front flap zipper pocket that is velvet lined, which makes it great for your phone for quick access.
The side pockets also unzip so that you can put a water bottle. Zip up when you don’t need. Other features include: Adjustable shoulder strap, YKK zippers with stylish corded zipper pulls, key leash to keep keys handy, and more!
Available in eight colors including teal and plum for the holidays! Retail Price $60 but check out holiday sales available at eBags.com.
The Yankee Candle Company
First introduced to The Yankee Candle Company back in the mid-90s when I was working at my aunt’s boutique craft shop. I become quite addicted to Yankee Candles and would buy them often as gifts and of course, for myself. For the 2014 holiday season, Yankee Candle is introducing new cheery and festive holiday fragrances such as Luscious Plum, Candy Cane Lane, Angel Wings, and Winter Garden as well as the Shimmer and Sparkle Novelty collection.
The Sparkling Cinnamon has an absolutely delicious holiday cinnamon fragrance with a hint of love while giving an elegant glow to make the occasion special. With a 65 – 90 hour burn time, you will enjoy the premium grade paraffin candle infused with the finest quality ingredients. Each wick is hand straightened to ensure the best burn possible.
Retail price $29.99. Available at Yankee Candler Retailers and YankeeCandle.com.
Hollywood Fashion Secrets
Hollywood Fashion Secrets help you to prevent wardrobe malfunction and beauty blunders. The Stylette contains 10 must-have style essentials to perfect your appearance including: Fashion Tape, Bra Converting Clip, Deodorant Removing Sponge, No-Show Concealers, Garment Shields, Eye Makeup Corrector and Remover, Lint Removing Sheets, Leather Wipe, Stain Removing Wipe, and Nail File all in one easy to travel with cosmetic bag. There is even room for your own personal cosmetics too.
Stay up to date with the latest Hollywood Fashion Secret news and tips via their website,Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Find a store near you that carries Hollywood Fashion Secret products using their Find a Store locator or you can shop on Amazon.com.
Softsoap Liquid Soap Decor Collection
Express your style and treat your entire family with the new premium Softsoap Décor Collection. I’m absolutely loving the designs on these bottles and they look very stylish in your kitchen or bathroom.
Available in fragrances such as Wild Basil & Lime, Orchid Petals & Mint Water, and Peony & Plum. The Wild Basil & Lime is my favorite! These were recently featured in Allure magazine’s Best of Beauty 2014: Steals Under $11 list.
Retail price $2.49. Available in-store and online at Walmart.com.
Key West Aloe Salt Scrub
Oh this Key West Aloe Key Lime Salt Scrub is fantastic! It smells sooo good and feels great on your skin! Polish and exfoliate your skin with this product made with essential oils and mineral rich Dead Sea Salts. It is enriched with sunflower, avocado & coconut oils as well as ultra moisturizing mango, shea, and cocoa butter to soften even the driest skin. It has all the stuff I love in it!
Key West Aloe develops, produces, distributes, and markets the largest portfolio of Aloe Vera based personal care products sine 1971. Key West Aloe only uses 100% pure, lab-certified aloe in the foundation of all the Key West Aloe products. The base is not only age-defying but also nourishes and moisturizes.
The Key West Slow salt scrubs come in three different scents: key lime, coconut, and frangipani. These are perfect for winter when our skin is dry from the wind.
Retail Price: $25.00
Have you ever had a Pinterest project fail? There are times when I’ve tried projects I have found on Pinterest and they just haven’t quite lived up to the original. The founder of DarbySmart.com often had these same troubles, which inspired her to create an online destination populated with popular crafting kits based on trending Pinterest posts.
Darby Smart works with leading influencers to launch their design ideas. The Darby designers create project kits for all levels of crafting ability from novice to advanced. All the materials you need are delivered to you with just a few clicks of your mouse so you can create the project at home. This makes it so convenient especially when you feel like you are driving all over town trying to find that one item you need for your project.
Kit prices start around $20. There are more than 50 kits available at anytime with new kits being added every three days. This would make a really fun gift idea for your friends or family that enjoy DIYing!
Another product you will want to check out is the Powerskin PowerStand. This wedge shape charger suctions right onto the back of most phones and cases, making video and photo viewing easier without draining your power. Product Features:
- Wedge shape acts as a perfect viewing stand.
Patented suction cups stick directly to smooth surface devices.
Lightweight & portable with a 2800 mAh battery.
Kickstand feature for videos and photo sharing, and more.
Unique blend – stylish stand design with extra power solution.
Fathead Wall Decals
When you think of a Fathead Decal, you probably think of a life size sports figure? Fathead wall decals have expanded way beyond just officially licensed sports and entertainment graphics. Fathead carries thousands of images and maintains over 500 license agreements with leading consumer brands across many industries and professional sports leagues. I was completely impressed by the large selection of Home Decor Fathead Graphics.
If you have a space in your home that needs brightened up then you should check out the Instant Window Fathead Decals. This is great for a space that doesn’t have a window like in our house, our laundry room. It is actually somewhat enjoyable to do laundry in a room looking at the relaxing beach with the Virgin Islands Beach: Instant Window.
Gourmet Brunch Market Box by Real Simple
I love sending gift baskets to special friends, neighbors, and loved ones especially during the holidays. It is always fun to receive a special package with fun treats that you may not have purchased for yourself. If you are looking for something fun AND absolutely delicious, give the gift of a gourmet breakfast at home with the Gourmet Brunch Market Box by Real Simple®. We tested out the Stonewall Kitchen® Farmhouse Pancake and Waffle Mix and my family was thoroughly impressed! The kids said the best pancakes ever!
This gift box includes everything you need for a top-shelf breakfast, including Stonewall Kitchen® Farmhouse Pancake and Waffle Mix, St. Dalfour® Organic Strawberry Tea, Rock Candy Sugar Stir Sticks and more!
Available at 1800Flowers.com and is shipped directly to their door.
What the Food
What the Food is a great game for kids ages 8 and up as it is quick and easy to learn. Kids will like to capture the experience of a classic cafeteria food fight and parents will like that there is not an actual mess! Grab food, throw funny combos at your opponents and duck to avoid humiliation points. Best played with 3 or more players. Features 130 colorful cards, 100 humiliation tokes, and 1 fun hamburger starting player token.
Holiday Ornament Storage
As I was bringing down our plastic storage containers of ornaments, I heard quite a bit of rattling around. A few of the ornaments had definitely broke while being stored haphazardly. Luckily, it was just a couple of the generic bulbs that I lost and nothing really special. This doesn’t have to happen to you or even me in the future!
Survive the holidays in style with Real Simple’s 3-Tray Holiday Ornament Storage, sold exclusively at Bed Bath and Beyond. This storage tray holds up to 72 ornaments in a convenient and durable bag, making it the perfect present that your friends and relatives will be excited to use.
The Game of 49
The Game of 49 from Markee Games is a game great for 2 – 5 players. Draw and auction number games, highest bidder for each card places a chip on tha matching board space. Claim four spaces in a row in any direction to win. Chips in a row. Money under the table. Game on the line. That’s “49.”
Electric Rabbit Corkscrew
The Metrokane Electric Rabbit Corkscrews is an electronic wine opener that opens your wine bottle in just 6 seconds. This makes it a perfect gift for a wine lover or as a hostess gift. I personally love this because I have such a difficult time removing the cork manually. A single charge will open 30 plus bottles and the illuminated LCD screen will keep track of how many cork pulls you have left on the screen.
PowerSkin offers portable power and battery cases for smartphones and tablets. Did you get a new phone or tablet this holiday season? If so, you will want to accessorize with this awesome product as we always can use spare power!
The Powerskin iPhone 5S/5 rechargeable battery case is stunning and ultra thin. It perfectly complements your phone and is very sleek. Features:
- Ultra-thin and ultra-luxurious one piece design.
- Silver and Space Grey color match the iPhone’s beauty.
- PowerSkin Spare for iPhone 5s/5 embodies pure, high-end sophistication.
- Perfect for those who seek only the highest in style and quality.
Pacific Rim Riesling
While we are on the subject of wine, you can pair that Electric Rabbit Corkscrew gift with a nice bottle of wine. The Pacific Rim Rieslings come in three different styles – dry, off dry, and sweet My favorite is sweet but I enjoyed all of the Rieslings.
I’m not a professional wine connoisseur so I can’t describe in all the flowery wine words, I just like to drink wine that appeals to me, which means a wine that isn’t too dry or too sweet for me. The Pacific Rim Rieslings are made with grapes harvested from Washington’s Columbia Valley. You will find that Pacific Rim wine is an affordable choice at around $10 a bottle. (Prices may vary by region.)
Find Pacific Rim wine near you.
Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. I’ve heard this is probably a game you want to play when there aren’t kids nearby as it can be despicable and awkward but very, very funny. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card. There are 460 white cards and 90 black cards. Countless rounds of fun playing time.
Want to drink your peanut butter cup without all the guilt? You can with Peanut Hottie, which is the first instant hot peanut butter drink! It is available in Peanut Butter & Chocolate as well as the original Peanut Butter. It has just 83 calories per serving and made with real peanuts. Just add hot water or milk and enjoy! My kids loved these!
Peanut Hottie would make for a great way to warm up on a cold day as well as a great inexpensive stocking stuffer idea.
Available at Walmart with a suggested retail price of $4.78. You can also purchase online at Amazon.com.
JOCO Cups are reusable glass coffee cups that are a fantastic gift that never goes out of style. They are designed to enhance your morning brew, save your taste buds, and help out mother nature. Glass doesn’t taint flavor and is BPA and chemical free. I mostly drink my coffee at home but if you are planning on heading to a coffee shop, the JOCO cups are barista certified in traditional 8 oz and 12 oz sizes.
These make a great gift for your favorite coffee lover because of their stylish design and their function. They come with a thermal sleeve that keeps your coffee hot but keeps your hands cool. There is a splash proof lid to prevent coffee splashes and burnt hands on the go! I can’t tell you how many times I have overfilled other coffee cups and ended up with a huge mess. This normally happens when I am wearing a white shirt!
Joco Cups come in three sizes (8 oz, 12 oz, and 16 oz) and prices start at $22.95. Available online at Jococups.com.
Another throwback from my childhood, Jenga Giant brings all the fun of Classic Jenga, just BIGGER! Jenga Giant stacks to over 3 feet high and includes 54 precision crafter polished Jenga Giant Hardwood blocks. The box doubles as storage and transport and the play platform.
Recommended for ages 10 to adult. Play by yourself or play with your entire family. It is up to you! Just be careful when the tower is about to crash as these blocks come down hard! (I think grandma’s ankles are still a little sore!)
Green Earth Pan by Ozeri
The Green Earth Pan by Ozeri is a must have item for your kitche. There are no harmful heavy metals or chemicals in this pan instead it it incorporates GREBLON, which is a PTFE and PFOA free ceramic non-stick coating from Germany. The textured pan surface delivers enhanced heat distribution. Just holding onto the pan, you can tell it is a quality pan. (Bonus: It comes in stylish and fun colors like this green!)
It has superior non-stick performance without releasing harmful chemicals, which I love. I have been on a strike from non-stick items for the past few years as it freaked me out when the stuff would start to peel. I’m happy to say it is super easy clean up with the Green Earth Pan. I tested this out with a batch of sausage gravy for biscuits and gravy. Clean up was a breeze and I didn’t have to worry about harmful chemicals like in other non-stick cooking items.
Available in 8″, 10″, or 12″. Retail prices starting at $29.99. Available online at Amazon.
I love Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto! This holiday season you can enjoy Talent’s new Old World Egg-Nog Flavor for the holidays and not have a pang of guilt for indulging. Talenti has taken the traditional eggnog flavor and translated it into a rich and creamy gelato blend of Tahitian vanilla beans, fresh egg yolks and nutmeg. Each pint is made with all-natural raw ingredients including: Belgian Chocolate, fresh whole Tahitian vanilla beans from Papua New Guinea, select coconuts from the Philippines, and real Argentine dulce de leche to name a few. These products are hormone-free milk and real cane sugar. Sorbetto is the treat I enjoy the most (no dairy and it’s 100% fat free!). Find Talenti Products at a store near you. These would make a wonderful dessert for your holiday gatherings!
Sunbeam Heated Throw
If the recent weather is any indication of how cold this winter will be, then I’m so happy to have a heated blanket because I’m sure going to need it. A Sunbean Microplush heated throw is a perfect gift for anyone who has trouble keeping warm in the winter.
It is super soft and heats up quickly. You can choose from three heat settings and is easy to operate. The blanket is machine washable and dryer safe, which is the first thing I did before I used it. My home office is a little drafty for some reason so it’s so nice to be sitting here with my electric blanket on my lap keeping me warm.
DealYard.com has a large selection of Sunbeam heated throws at incredible discount. Free shipping on all orders!
Cityville Monopoly Game
Cityville Monopoly Game is fun for the entire family! My kids love to get a good game of Monopoly going and this new edition combines the fun of Zynga’s Cityville (online game/app) and Hasbro’s classic Monopoly game to because a fast play way to build your dream city. Like the online game, grow your city to keep your citizen happy and compete to become the first mayor to build four skyscrapers to win. Use stackable buildings to build houses, community buildings, and businesses in the center of the board.Each Cityville Monopoly game includes a unique code for parents to redeem 85 CITY Cash of in game currency for use in Zynga’s Cityville online game so you can continue the adventure. Available at retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com for $24.99. Ages 8 and up.
Alberto V05 Salon Series
87% of women deal with Frizz every year -including ME! According to a study, 25% of these women have resorted to drastic measures such as staying at home on bad hair days. Really? Those are pony tail days for me! Alberto V05 recommends a five-step process from pre-shampoo treatment through styling.Step One: Use V05 Hot Oil Treatment one minute once a week to help moisture and condition hair from roots to ends. Step Two: Shampoo and Condition with a product like Vo5 Salon Series Smooth + Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner. Step Four: Use a Anti Frizz & Shine Styling Cream to nourish hair, reduce frizz, and boost shine. Step Five: Finish it all off with the Perfect Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray to finish and hold the style!
Softsoap Body Wash
The new Softsoap brand holiday body washes are sure to be a hit in stockings. Scents such as Alpine Mint Frosting, Parisian Berry Bliss, and Venetian Vanilla Spice. The moisturizing formula will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth while you enjoy the holiday scents.
Retail $3.99. Available for a limited time at Walmart from October through December 2014.
Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste & Toothbrush
Toothpaste is always a stocking stuffer in our household. Try out the new Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste which helps smooth enamel in two ways. It helps replenish natural calcium and other minerals back into weakened enamel, filling rough spots and making it stronger and gentle polishes the enamel surface with gentle micro-polishing action, so germs are less likely to stick to teeth.
Be sure to complete the set with the Colgate 360 Enamel Manual Toothbrush. This toothbrush complements the toothpaste with the unique bristle design, which helps protect enamel surfaces and gums, while polishing whitening cups gently to remove stains for a brighter smile.
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