Holiday Gift Guide 2014


holiday gift guide logoWelcome to this year’s hottest gift ideas for the holiday season 2014. We have gathered a little bit of everything and compiled a hot list of gift ideas that will satisfy even the pickiest gift receiver. Please know that this guide is in the process of being created, and is currently under construction. New gifts will be added daily.

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gifts for her

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Day & Night and Moisturize & Renew, were created to provide clinically proven healthier looking lips. We love the new look of these, they are sleek and fun. The double side is great because you can use one Chapstick for multiple uses. There is no need to go out and buy a day and then a night product. Dual in one is awesome! They also deliver advanced anti-aging formulation. The Moisturize end contains the antioxidant CoQ10 and hyaluronic spheres for long-lasting hydration, while the Renew end contains natural butters like shea and mango to soften, condition and revitalize lips.
You can purchase them for $2.99. Their website has more information
Burt's Bees gift sets make great holiday gifts for the women in your life. Each product they make has only the finest ingredients. You won't find fillers in Burt's Bees products. What you can find is willow bark, beeswax, chamomile, aloe, pomegranate, and so much more. Be on the look out for these specially gift sets at your local retail stores. Expect to pay between $7.99-$30 depending on the size./products. Also a great item to pick up during Black Friday Shopping.
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Ninja 3 in 1 Cooker! Women are busy and also most likely to be the one responsible for cooking dinner. I like this slow cooker because it is dual purpose. It is not just a slow cooker - it grills, sears, broils, and steams. It is a revolutionary way to cook meals in a fast efficient way. To purchase Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System MC700 click here65 Shipped65
Do you have a tough women in your life to buy for? How about getting her a Kohl's Gift Card. Not only does Kohl's have incredible deals but they have a wide selection of pretty much anything you need. You can get a gift card here
Do you have a pair of shoes or heels that you just love but cannot wear because they give you blisters? Yet you keep them because maybe some day they will grow a conscious and decide to try and murder you every time you wear them? Hmm hmm me to. in fact I have a few pairs! Introducing a life saver product called GLIDE! Food glide is a substance that ads a protective barrier to your heel so you do not get blisters. Think anti shafting cream but better. Foot Glide, an all-natural balm that glides on feet easily and invisibly to protect your piggies from pain this winter. It’s not wet, doesn’t leave an oily film, can be worn with any style of shoe and won’t break the bank.

Foot Glide can be found on and and with a retail price of $8.00, it’s probably the best investment you’ll make this season. Your feet will thank you.
GoPhone Wifi spot from AT & T is a great way to keep internet costs low. With zero annual contract and no credit check you are guaranteed to be able to use this device! You get 4G speed, a guest wifi spot, up to 10 hours of battery life, and it is small enough to fit inside your laptop bag or purse.

When I was on vacation last month I ran into a few hotels that had horrible wifi connection, plus i had to pay $2.99 per device, per person. i paid it and then discovered that I could not even send a school paper through their connection. I had to tether my cell phone so I could send my assignment on time. Had I had the GoPhone none of that would have been an issue. As a blogger, and graduate student the GoPhone wifi hot spot is just what i need to keep connected when I am out of town.

You can purchase the GoPhone Mobile Wifi Unit at most retail stores including Walmart or

toys for children

See the Northpole like never before with this 3D kit. Comes with 3D goggles, a very cool map for your little one to explore every inch using the goggles. goggles come with two sets of lenses: One that views in 3D and the other allows you to explore in kaleidoscope.
You can purchase this at the Hallmark website your nearest Hallmark store for only $12.95. Shop here

northpole communicator

To go with the map and goggles the the left of this I bring you an even awesomer (is that even a word?) tool to use with your wee ones. No house is complete without the Northpole Communicator! Your kids will be able to talk to Santa everyday. Everday Dec 1st through Christmas they can chime in and hear all kinds of goodies.
This item can be purchased for $24.95 at the Hallmark website or find it at your local Hallmark store.
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Keeping baby happy is a parent’s #1 concern. Baby Magic is on any new parent’s baby must have list. The Healing Balm Eczema Care and Baby Powder both help keep baby happy, healthy, and healed. Of course, both products would be idea for new baby gifts baskets or a new parent gift basket. Even if you’re not a baby, there are plenty of uses for this healthy gem. From absorbing extra moisture on the scalp to reducing irritation, Baby Magic Baby Powder is great. The Healing Balm Eczema Care can help soothe irritation. Both are super easy to use and ideal for babies and adults alike. Baby Magic Baby Powder and Baby Magic Eczema Care
Looking for children books ages 2 4 that teach good lessons can be tough, however, there’s one book on the market that is sure to not disappoint. Win or Lose, I Love You! by New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, teaches kids that their value doesn’t change based on how they play. They are who they are, nonetheless. Lulu and Max help some of their friends in the Field Day contest determine who will be the leader of Lulu's forest. Field Day quickly becomes not-so-fun because there are tempers flaring, unkind winners, and even sore losers. Parents can read this book to their child to help them understand that poor sportsmanship isn’t necessary. And of course the most important lesson to be learned is that whether a child wins or loses, they are still loved despite it all. This is a book that many families can relate to. It would make an awesome cheap kids gift for Christmas Eve or it’s also one of the best kids gifts for giving on Christmas Day! Purchase this book now Win or Lose, I Love You $15.99

Super Impulse Precision RBS Rubber Band Launcher - Chiron is a highly accurate rubber band launcher that has a Quick Load feature, designed for rapid, on-the-move reloading! The unique design has plenty of ammo storage – it holds up to 100 added bands. Chiron holds 12 small size bands and 8 medium size bands. I t has rapid launch action, with range up to 30 feet. And with the release trigger, Chiron becomes two RBS launchers – a fully functional unit with all the features of Talos, PLUS a unique hand launcher, capable of firing ANY size rubber band.

Super Impulse Precision RBS Rubber Band Launcher - Hyperion Nothing surpasses the Hyperion! This is a highly accurate rubber band launcher with the capacity to hold three different bands sizes, including the large size, #117, the medium size, #33, and the small size #16. Hyperion has pinpoint accuracy and extended range – up to 50 feet!. It has plenty of ammo storage, with side storage and cleat storage. Plus, Hyperion feathers the unbelievable BURST feature – launching 14 bands AT ONCE!

Super Impulse Precision RBS Rubber Band Launcher - Talos The lightweight talos is a highly accurate rubber band launcher that holds up to 12 of the small size, #16, rubber bands and up to 8 of the medium size, #33 rubber bands. It launches up to 30 feet. The built in extender allows for more range of the medium size bands. It has storage cleats for extra ammo. Talos is perfect for quick, smooth, multi-shot action.

 for the guys

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The Adventurer's Power Station will take your man from happy to ecstatic. This is the portable power station that recharges devices anywhere. Weighing merely 12-lbs. and smaller than a toaster, the rechargeable power station transports easily in an RV, car, or boat and charges a digital camera 12 times, smartphone 15 times, or a tablet six times on a full battery. This is a great item to give your husband or other men in your life. Looking for the perfect dad gift who has everything? This is it.

Retails for $199.00 and be purchased here
The Shave Mob Cave Man package is tough as nails, and will take down any man's beard. By choosing a membership like Shave Mob you have the opportunity to save big bucks on razors each month. These kits also make great gifts! Plus members of the military save an additional 10% off the membership.
Purchase a gift membership today
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If it takes your husband 6 months to finish projects around the house this should spark his interest and hopefully get the ball moving on that light switch he was supposed to fix last winter 😉 The leading manual for home improvements is getting an update to address current codes, latest materials, tools and technology. You can purchase this The Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual Newly Updated on Amazon your your local bookstore.
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Hub It is the world's fastest charging station around. With 7 ports compatible with Android, IOS, and Windows products you have an all-in-one device for all your charging needs. Hub it is sleek, ergonomic, and offers compact charging. It is capable of syncing and charging up to seven different portable devices simultaneously with a 2.5A powerful output per port and at a speed of up to 5Gbps. This high-speed seven-port desktop syncing and charging station boasts three USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports and four retractable cartridge connectors, which can be changed and upgraded with the latest connection format.

You can purchase Hub it at Walmart, Target or Amazon for $79.99.


Roaming Reindeer is an awesome new way to celebrate Christmas. Not just a book but a kit including two very special reindeer to place all over your house. Think of the Elf on the shelf type thing but way better because these are adorable little reindeer 🙂 This kit has the potential to create great talking points during dinner. You can incorporate the placing of the reindeer into your evening rituals or morning routines. The storyline is adorable and the pictures are bright and fun. It is a great kit for the entire family.

Consider purchasing a Roaming Reindeer Kit
for your family.
My Yellow Balloon helps children process their emotions using a storyline that is fun and adventurous. If your child or a child that you know is suffering a loss of grieving then this book is great for them. It comes highly recommended by child psychiatrists for dealing with loss and grief.

Consider purchases My Yellow Balloon
for a child in need today
In the Forbidden City is one of China's most famous landmarks. In The Forbidden City is a picturescent book great for those in laws that like to travel, or the rich Uncle dying to buy YOU plane tickets to China 😉

Consider purchasing In the Forbidden Cityit would be great white elephant gift at work!
The Principle Gang: Don't Judge A Lizard By His Scales is part book one of a anti bullying series color book pair. Main characters Danny the Wizard and Bli set out on an adventure to prove a point and encounter a bunch of bullies. What happens next will make you proud. This book would be a great gift, especially when paired with book two. Both books are for elementary school ages children.

Consider purchasing Don't Judge a Lizard by His Scales: Book One in The Principle Gang series today
The Principle Gang: wizard Lizard Rides The Subway is a colorful story with the main characters Danny the Wizard and Bli the fly who team up to rid the world of bullies. This children's book is geared towards elementary school children and is classified as "juvenile". This book two of two book series. Find book one listed in this guide.

You can purchase Wizard Lizard Rides the Subway: Book Two in The Principle Gang series now
Healing Neen is an inspiring true story about a women who was traumatized early in life. That trauma started an ugly path down a scary life of drug addiction, prostitution, rapes, arrests, and homelessness. After years of abuse and trauma, Neen, finds herself and what happens next is simply amazing.
If you are looking for a good read for someone on your list then Heeling Neem could be it. Consider gifting it today!

Purchase Healing Neen today
This is the Greatest Place: The Forbidden City nd the World of Small Animals is a colorful children's book great for elementary school children. This book is a great one if you are looking to add a little Chinese culture to your child's reading list. A group of friends go on an adventure to the Emperor of China. Their journey is a lot of fun. Find out what happens!

Consider purchasing This is the Greatest Place!: The Forbidden City and the World of Small Animals
for the little ones on your Christmas list.
Forever Mom: What to Expect When Adopting is a non fiction book about adoption for new parents just starting the process or thinking about adopting. Did you know that approximately 7,000 American families adopt every year? Forever Mom is a story about Mary Ostyn, who shares her own experience in adopting six children. Forever Mom would be a perfect gift for parents talking about adopting a child or even for parents who have recently adopted.

You can purchase Forever Mom: What to Expect When You're Adopting
FrameShifting you will discover unspoken limiting beliefs, you will achieve a higher state of consciousness, learn how to be empathetic, and explore spiritual growth. No more trying to change who you are or your beliefs. Learn to shift your way of thinking so you live a happier more fulfilling life.

You can purchase Frameshifting: A Path to Wholeness (Spiritual Dimensions) today by clicking on this link.
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Charlie Brown and his friends are having a birthday party celebration. This book is very colorful and ge appropriate for Pre-K reading. Retails for $16.99. Purchase What's the Big Idea, Charlie Brown? for only 2.152 for $12.15
Rated one of the best books for 2014 In her international bestseller Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach inspired millions of women to find happiness in each day of their lives. Now Breathnach is back with her first children's book, The Best Part of the Day. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, this "good night" story encourages children to find at least one moment in each day that is worthy of celebration. The Best Part of the Day is the perfect addition to any family's nighttime routine. Purchase The Best Part of The Day for only $12.88
The Simple Art of Salt Block Cooking: Grill, Cure, Bake and Serve with Himalayan Salt Blocks
enter the simple cooking method of using salt blocks to infuse powerful flavors that will please the entire family. Turn ordinary seafood dishes into masterpieces, as a little pep to Christmas cookies, grills scrumptious steaks on top of a salt block to bring out its natural salt flavor. This is a great book to gift to a coworker, your father, or a health conscious member of the family. It retails for $21.95, but is on sale for $17.16 right now
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Exclusively Kamado: 50 Innovative Recipes for your Ceramic Smoker and Grill
impress your guests with these creatively delicious dishes you can only make on the amazing kamado ceramic grill. This book’s recipes and techniques take wood-fired cooking to the next level, including: scrumptious pull apart meats, succulent seafood, hickory smoked beef, Chimichurri Spiced Ribs, and lots more. Add a salt block, and it changes the game completely! This book retails for $24.95 but is on sale for $19.05 right now.
Barnyard Kids: A Family Guide for Raising Animals for centuries families have relied on their backyard to feed their families. This book instructs families new to raising animals the ins and outs of farm handling. This is a great gift for the new farmer or someone who has been a barnyard handler for years. From raising backyard chickens to bigger game like cows this book has it all. Priced right at only $16 (retails for $24.99).
5-Gallon Bucket Book: DIY Projects, Hacks, and Upcycles
Five-gallon buckets are ubiquitous and cheap (indeed, they are often free). But did you know they can also be hacked, hot-rodded, reengineered, and upcycled to create dozens of useful DIY projects for homeowners, gardeners, small-scale farmers, and preppers? 5-Gallon Bucket Book contains 60+ ideas that put these humble and hard-working mainstays to work past their prime and keep them out of landfills. Simple step-by-step instructions, as well as parts lists and images of the completed projects, make sure you will have fun and love the results of your work. On sale for $14.98 (retails for $19.99), this would be a great book to give along with some of the other home improvements books listed on this guide. Or along with the farming books in this guide.
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Black & Decker Home Planner & Logbook: Record all your important information for easy, one-stop reference
When was the last time you changed your furnace filter? What was the exact shade of the paint you used in the guest bedroom? Is your oven still under warranty? Every homeowner should know the answer to these questions, and many more, but keeping up with every little thing can be a challenge. It helps if you have a system! That's where the Black & Decker Home Planner & Logbook comes in. This book tells you what you need to know, how to get the information, and gives you lots of room to keep records about everything that will keep your home safe. This is a GREAT gift to give someone who just bought their first home. The retail of this important book is $19.99 but is on sale right now for only $14.79. Trust me when I say this is a must have for any home owner!
Seriously, You Have to EatOn the heels of the New York Times best seller You Have to F**king Eat (a sequel to the worldwide mega-best seller Go the F**k to Sleep), now comes the version that is entirely appropriate to read to--and with--children. While the message and humor will be similar to the adult version, there will, of course, be no profanity whatsoever. I love the concept. We've all had that child who refuses to eat anything but one certain type of food. It could be regular hot dogs instead of bun sized. String cheese instead of mozzarella. Whatever the child's vice was it was enough to send mom over the edge. This is a great gift for a parent because its reality in a funny, humorous way that only a child would get. On sale for $11.82
Miracle on 133rd Street
It’s Christmas Eve and Mami has bought a delicious roast for a Christmas feast. But, oh no! It’s too big to fit in the oven. Jose and Papa need to find an oven big enough to cook Mami’s roast. As they walk from door to door through their apartment building, no one seems to be in the Christmas spirit. So they head down the street to find someone willing to help, and only when they do, lo and behold, the scent—the itself magical smell—of dinner begins to spread, and holiday cheer manifests in ways most unexpected. On sale for $12.20
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The Gilded Life of Matilda DuplaineWhen young journalist Thomas Cleary is sent to dig up quotes for the obituary of a legendary film producer, the man's eccentric daughter offers him entrée into the exclusive upper echelons of Hollywood society. A small-town boy with working-class roots, Thomas is a stranger in this opulent world of private jets and sprawling mansions. The he meets MAtilda. Matilda is a beautiful and mysterious young woman who has never left the lush Bel-Air estate where she was raised. Thomas is immediately entranced by the enigmatic girl, and the two begin a secret love affair. But what starts as an enchanted romance soon unravels a web of secrets and lies that could destroy their lives—and the lives of everyone around them—forever. Purchase this book for $14.84
Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx is a memoir of Sesame Street legionnaire Sonia Manzano who retired after a long 40+ years. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Sonia, she is a child living amidst the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and nosy. Manzano's memoir is a great one for a young Latina needing a strong role model in her life. On sale for $14.21.
Paper Jewelry: 55 Projects for Reusing Paper
With detailed instructions, templates, and colorful photography, this book shows how to craft fifty-five paper jewelry projects. Colorful and graphic designs range from necklaces, brooches, earrings, and bracelets to hair accessories. Learn how to find inspiration in a wide variety of recycled papers. Projects re-use maps, stationery, comic books, cardboard, magazines, and even candy wrappers. The various projects appeal to a wide variety of aesthetics, from the more traditional and refined to the more contemporary and flamboyant. There are also projects for a wide range of skill levels, making this an inspiring and practical book for everyone from beginners to established jewelry artists.
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Crafting With Wood Pallets $12.86
Transform wood pallets into beautiful furniture and decor with this wonderful DIY book. This book is great for beginner projects or for adding a unique touch to your decor. My husband works in manufacturing and has access to hundreds if not thousands of pallets each month. I cannot wait to make some things using this book. You can do a lot with shipping pallets. I have seen fences, wine racks, chairs, patio furniture, and even a kids bed. This book will certainly please the crafter in your family.
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration $8.77 this is such an inspiring little book. I like that it allows the person to sit down and really think about where they are currently in their life. It helps a person discover new goals for themselves, and get inspired to change the world or make a difference in other peoples lives. It is an interactive journal that is inexpensive but great for a teen nearing the end of her childhood. Maybe she is graduating soon and needs a little help to discover herself or what she wants to be when she grows up. The Botanical Hand Lettering Workbook $14.00 learn the art of hand lettering to create more personalized projects, cards, and letters. This little book is the perfect gift for a mother in law, your own mother or teen girl. I like that it is a workbook, and that there are places in it to do your own drawings. My daughter really enjoys it because she is an artist, and loves to make flowers and fancy scrolls. I can imagine how beautiful these drawings would be in another medium like watercolor or acrylic paint on canvas.
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150 Best Spiralizer Recipes $16.07 spiralizers are the newest and coolest kitchen gadget to enter the kitchen in a long time. This is one of the easiest ways to sneak health vegetables into your diet without trying too hard. If you know someone trying to lose weight this book would be a gentle way of offering your support. Simply Vietnamese Cooking: 135 Delicious Recipes $15.96 this is listed in Best Books of 2015, and is an amazing book filled with authentic tasting Vietnamese recipes that are easy to create for someone who is not experienced in Asian cooking. I tried several recipes in this book, and the recipes in this book are so tasty.The Complete Acne Health and Diet Guide: Naturally Clear Skin Without Antibiotics $24.99 Most of us have experienced acne at some point in our lives. Although it’s often seen as a rite of passage for teenagers, it’s not uncommon for people in their 20s, 30s, 40s and even 50s to struggle with acne. And there are many people who had relatively clear skin during their youth who are now dealing with adult-onset acne.
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The Complete Guide to Sushi and Sashimi $29.99 I am sure you thought that Sushi was hard to make but it is actually really easy, and this book can help you make the best Sushi and Sashimi of your life. You'll learn about how vitally important knives are along with the differences between Japanese and Western equivalents and substitutes. Ingredients certainly take center stage and here Robby Cook shares his extensive experience whether he's sharing his expertise about Fluke (Hirame), Octopus (Tako) or Red Snapper (Tai). The Fire Driven Life: How to Ignite the Fire Of Self-Worth, Health, and Happiness with a Plant-Based Diet $25.00 when you adopt a plant based diet you discover amazing things. That is what this book is all about, learning out to change your lifestyle from an unhealthy one to a more plant-based to give you a youthful appearance and fire to your life. You will have more energy, crave better for you foods, and live a more fulfilling lifestyle. Simple Green Smoothies: 100+ Tasty Recipes to Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Feel Great in Your Body $15.62 Simple Green Smoothies includes a 10-day green smoothie kick-start to welcome you into the plant-powered lifestyle, with shopping lists included. Follow it up with 100+ delicious recipes that address everything from weight loss to glowing skin to kid-friendly options. This book is super colorful, and will definitely inspire you to try some of these recipes.
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Send Somehting Beautiful $15.98 I know it appears that card giving went out with the wind but there is nothing more personal then to give a hand made card to someone you love. There is also nothing better then to give a hand made thank you card to a company you recently interviewed with as it shows you took the time to show your appreciation. If you are new to card making this book will help you learn the trade. Even if you have been making cards for years this book is a gift like none other. Send Something Beautiful is part of the 2015 Best Books of the Year!Casey's Bright Red Christmas (Casey and Friends) $13.50 is a fun and bright colored book way to bring in Christmas this year. Casey is super busy and wonders if she’ll have time to prep for the holidays. She has some great friends that help her get ready for the holiday season. I love the message that this book sends out. Even when our friends are busy, we can still find ways to help them out. Being a good friend is about helping others, so they can enjoy the holiday season too.

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