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Welcome to the Mommies with Cents Holiday Gift Guide 2015! Here you’ll find lots of gift suggestions, some of them based on my favorite products from past reviews, some of them new products to the market and everything in between! I know a lot of people are hard to shop for so I want to make your shopping easy this year! This post will be updated on an ongoing basis throughout the holiday season.
My Friend Cayla Interactive Doll — This is the ultimate gift for any doll lover. Cayla is a high tech toy that my youngest daughter completely fell in love with. Seriously, like love at first sight. She might look like an ordinary doll but she is far from ordinary. With a bluetooth connection and wi-fi she comes to life. You can read my full review here.
Vtech InnoTab MAX — This tablet is designed for kids ages 3-9 with educational games your kids will love. Comes in pink or blue for well under $100! Bonus: Let family members know that games for this would make a perfect gift! You can read my full review here.
Vivatar Action Camera — Great for adventurous tweens, this action camera can be compared to a GoPro at a much more affordable price. It comes with mounts and it’s waterproof so it’s ready for action right out of the box! Find out more here.
Springfield Doll — Don’t want to spring for an American Girl Doll? An 18″ Springfield doll is a great alternative, especially for a “beginner”. Super affordable at around $20, leaves lots of budget left for clothes and accessories. Look for matching girl/doll outfits! Find out more here.
Box4Blox — This is a must-have for any Lego lover! It not only holds a LOT of bricks but it works sort of like a coin sorter sorting pieces by size. This makes it a lot easier for kids to find the parts they are looking for when constructing their masterpieces. A unique and useful gift boy moms and kids will appreciate! Read my full review here.
Kidz Bop — All three of my kids love these CDs and quite honestly, my hubby and I do too! All of the songs are current hits sung by kids, for kids. We rotate the last few releases on a pretty continuous basis. Find out more about the latest release here. Also, be sure to check out Kidz Bop Christmas Wish List for 14 holiday favorites.
TAG The Art Game — Watch this video to see how to play! This game comes with art supplies and inspires creativity even in those that think they have none! When you’re finished with the game, you’ll have a beautiful piece of art to hang. Designed for players of all ages and any number of players making it great for parties. Winner of several awards including Dr. Toy’s Best Picks 2015!
Minecraft Story Mode — The newest in the wildly popular Minecraft series of games is now available for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and for download on iOS, Android and Wii U. “You drive the story through the decisions you make and what you say to people (and how you say it) and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action will make this YOUR story.” This will likely be one of the hottest games this holiday season!
Oakley Quarter Jacket Youth Iridium Sunglasses from Frame Boutique —These are more of a “tween” gift but perfect for baseball players! Our little baseball player is going to love these Oakleys in his team colors for the upcoming season. You’ll find a great selection of sunglasses for everyone on your shopping list at Frame Boutique!
The Original Christmas Classics Anniversary Collector’s Edition Gift Set — This must-own collection features the 45th Anniversary editions of Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town and Frosty the Snowman, plus Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, Frosty Returns, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, The Little Drummer Boy, and Cricket on the Hearth!
Really Big Coloring Poster by Pirasta —This giant poster is the ultimate fun project for anyone who likes to color; just spread it on the floor or hang it on the wall and invite everyone to join in. It makes a mega-awesome party project and is a great way to introduce art and encourage collaboration, or just a good reason to shut off the TV, get creative and go crazy with color.
Schmovie Family Edition — The object of Schmovie is to write funny titles for make-believe movies based on an outlandish premise. Collect Schquid Trophies for winning titles as you laugh yourself silly. Schmovie is available at independent retailers nationwide, select Barnes & Noble stores, and on Amazon. It retails for $19.95.
Skylar Luna Pajamas — No Christmas is complete without new pajamas and this brand has some of the softest around! These Skylar Luna for Barneys New York Chillin’ Out sets come in blue and pink, featuring a long sleeve top and striped bottoms. Made from 100% organic cotton, they are seamless in design and will keep little one’s warm all season long. They are available in sizes 12/18 mo to 10Y at www.BarneysNewYork.com.
Leo Messi Foot Bubbles — Kids love bubbles. And kids love soccer. Now kids can blow bubbles into the shape of a soccer ball, and with the special socks, perform tricks with the bubble ball just like world famous soccer idol, Leo Messi. Just slip on the Messi socks, blow a bubble into the shape of a ball and see how many times you can juggle the bubble with your feet. The bubble solution is specially formulated to create large bubbles that bounce with your feet. It’s safe for children and non-toxic. Kids perfect hand-eye (and foot-eye) coordination and get great exercise. The starter kit is $9.99.
Hatley offers adorable and quality apparel for kids. My girls are each getting a new dress with leggings and a pair of pajamas which are so soft and snuggly! Christmas doesn’t have to be ALL about toys. I know my girls are going to love their new clothes from Hatley. Isn’t this outfit with Plaid Horses Dress, Cable Knit Leggings and Faux Fur Vest adorable?
Skylanders SuperChargers —My son has loved each new game in the Skylanders series better than the last. I’m expecting SuperChargers to be no different! “Skylands is in peril! Kaos has unleashed his most evil weapon yet – the Doomstation of Ultimate Doomstruction. With all of Skylands on the verge of collapse, a special team called the SuperChargers has been assembled to pilot an unstoppable fleet of incredible vehicles. Now you and the SuperChargers must embark on epic adventures over land, under sea, and through the sky to stop Kaos and save Skylands!”
Young Living Essential Oils — What does every woman want? A happy, healthy home! Essential oils are great for keeping your family healthy, filling your home with wonderful fragrance and balancing emotional wellbeing. A starter kit would make a fabulous gift but I would be happy to personally help you find just the right products for anyone on your list. Feel free to reach out to me directly on Facebook or via email mommieswithcents at gmail.com for more information.
Nutri Ninja Auto iQ — The latest model works like a blender, juicer and food processor in one! I personally love the sip & go cups for awesome smoothies or blended coffee drinks. It’s so fast and easy to use! Find out more here.
Krups Savoy Coffee Maker — Never get between a mom and her coffee! This coffee maker can be set to brew so it’s ready before you even get out of bed. It even has a weekend setting so you can sleep in! Find out more here.
Vera Wang Embrace Fragrance Collection — These 3 fragrances come in gorgeous classic bottles and smell fantastic. I’m picky about fragrance and I loved all of these!
Heat Holders — Give the gift of warmth! The Ladies Long Stripe Socks are amazingly thick and warm — perfect for wearing around the house or awesome as boot socks with a tog rating of 2.34 and long pile cushioning with heavy bulk yarn. These are available in several colors. Get a knit hat with super soft fleece lining and a 3.4 Tog rating to match and you’ll be set for the winter. Be sure to check out the other thermal options for staying warm this winter at www.heatholders.com.
Fun Chalk Liquid Chalk Markers — These versatile markers and can be used on any surface but are washable on non-porous surface (ex. plastic, ceramics, chalkboards, whiteboards, glass, mirrors). Use them for a variety of arts & crafts, scrapbooking, decorating windows, bike helmets, label storage bins, write inspirational messages on mirrors and windows and so much more! These markers are vibrant, dustless, non-toxic, odor-free, washable and eco-friendly. They even have a reversible tip that can create a variety of lines, making them even more fun to use!
Lugz Boots —My favorite style is the “Mahala” (pictured) but Lugz offers a variety of boots for women and I’ve got a 30% off code, just for you! Use code MYTREAT30 to take 30% off (excludes sale items and cannot be combined with other coupons
Expires: 11/22/2015)! Even without the discount, the prices are reasonable compared to similar styles/brands.
Silk’N Flash&Go Express — With Home Pulsed Light (HPL) Technology, the new Silk’n Flash&Go Express light-based device removes hair all over the body, including the face, with permanent results. Up to two times faster than other devices on the market, this FDA-cleared beauty buy is a lifetime solution for hair removal – no ingrown hairs, no razor burn, and no refill cartridges. The applicator targets any area that requires treatment; no area is too big or small. You can safely use on sensitive areas including the upper lip, underarms, bikini line and even the toes!
Hatley is a one-stop shop for the entire family with great apparel for babies, kids and even mom & dad. Not only that, they offer a fantastic selection of gift products, including everything from aprons, boxers and notepads with cute sayings to Christmas-y ornaments, coordinating PJ sets and more. For the women in your life, I suggest the Ice Cap Vest with detachable hood and a Reversible Top. I love the Moose one pictured here. These are both very nice quality and perfect for gift giving!
Silk’n FaceFX and Age-Defying Moisturizer with Squalene —Knock out wrinkles with this 1-2 combo. This dynamic duo provides the most effective at-home anti-aging treatment out there – and is painless and simple. Begin with the FaceFX, a device that targets wrinkles, enlarged pores and dark spots with fractional red light therapy and deep thermal heating. By delivering professional results in just five minute sessions, it easily helps maintain a youthful complexion by stimulating collagen and making skin absolutely radiant.
Used in tandem with the incredibly potent Age-Defying Moisturizer, you’ll see a softer, more hydrated complexion through the power of Squalene – a derivative of natural oils found in olives. The moisturizer is able to get deep into pores in order to tackle signs of aging, lifting and tightening skin.
Jurassic World — This movie recently came out on DVD/Blu-Ray. It’s action packed and got great ratings. Bonus: There’s a love story involved, plus Chris Pratt. Honestly, the whole family will enjoy it but if you need a gift for a man in your life, this is a good choice.
Krups Egg Cooker — Most guys I know are breakfast people. This egg cooker can make hard boiled and poached eggs with practically zero effort. This wold also make an eggcellent gift for a college student! Read my full review here.
The Northwest Blanket — Everyone loves a good blanket but the guys on your list will really appreciate a fuzzy Northwest blanket with their favorite sports team! There are LOTS to choose from, but of course I highly recommend any of the Seahawks ones. Go Hawks! Read my full review here.
Guitar Hero Live — I could have included this under “Gifts for Kids” butI think its more suitable for the big kids on your list (AKA your hubby or adult brother). Honestly, this makes a great family gift too if the kids are a little older. You can look forward to a rockin’ jam session on Christmas morning if this gift is under your tree!
Philips Norelco Shaver Series 9000 —Experience the future of shaving with the NEW Philips Norelco Shaver Series 9000, a breakthrough innovation in shaving technology. Because men’s hair grows in every direction, the Philips Norelco Shaver Series 9000 features a unique Contour Detect Technology system which adjusts to the curves of a man’s face and cuts hair in eight different directions simultaneously –for perfection in every pass.
Sealy Posturepedic Maintains Shape Pillow with DACRON Fiberfill— This is a firm pillow that retains its shape and loft night after night. It comes in Standard/Queen and King sizes in several densities (Firm to Extra Firm) and is available at Kohl’s and Kohls.com. The pillow has a soft-to-the-touch 300 thread count cotton cover, with plush DACRON fiberfill and a foam core for lasting comfort. These pillows are hypoallergenic, easy to clean and affordably priced. It’s a gift that will keep on giving all year through.
Ice Chips “The Good For You Candy” —Made from 100% Birchwood xylitol, which is both dentist and diabetic approved, this candy is the perfect healthy alternative for those with a sweet tooth and come in a variety of fun flavors, including Strawberry Daiquiri, Margarita, Sour Cherry, Berry Mix and Lemon. Cinnamon is one of my personal favorite flavors but there are so many, there’s sure to be something for everyone on your “Nice list”.
EnrgICE — from the makers of Ice Chips this energy powder provides a refreshing experience that naturally sweetened with xylitol and offers a burst of energy without the jitters of caffeine. The powder melts in your mouth. Just tear open on the go and prepare to enjoy jitter-free energy.
Chuao Chocolatier — You can’t go wrong with any gift from this chocolate maker! With new flavors like Caramel Apple Crush (Tangy green apple with buttery caramel in milk chocolate) and holiday favorites like Hope, Joy & Gingerbread (crispy honey gingerbread bits wrapped in milk chocolate) and Peace, Love & Peppermint (candy cane crushed in dark chocolate) the recipient will enjoy this decadent treat and become fans for life. There truly is no other chocolate like Chuao. Be sure to check out the mini bars, bonbons and truffles too!
Cross Star Wars Pens — “CROSS has partnered with Disney and launched a Star Wars collection in anticipation of the new movie Force Awakens. The CROSS Pens’ Star Wars series features classic characters and is sure to make the perfect gift for any devout family fan!”
Kidz Bop Toothtunes — I always like to put new toothbrushes in my kid’s stockings. I’m kind of practical like that. “Experience the only toothbrush with Music in Your Mouth™ Technology to pump 2 minutes of your favorite music directly through your teeth…straight to your head!”
Snappers creator of award-winning gourmet chocolate, caramel, and pretzel treats from Edward Marc Brands just released three new limited-edition holiday Snappers flavors. Milk Chocolate Cinnamon Caramel, Dark Chocolate Caramel Fudge, and Dark Chocolate Peppermint join Snappers everyday flavors to help spread a little magic, love, and joy this season! The Peppermint ones are my favorite but the Hubs and I fight over all three! They are delicious!
EYN Smart Phone Case —EYN cases can fit on most smartphones including the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 6 and 6 plus as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android phone. The Eyn cases (which stands for “everything you need”) services as an all-in-one storage piece for cash, credit cards, keys, and of course, your smart phone. EYN has a built-in storage compartment that also serves as protection for your smart phone as well. Also included is a mirror inside, which doubles as a stand to rest your case while watching videos or playing applications with ease. Cases are available in many colors, and each includes a strap to go around your wrist while going out to functions or just going to the gym.
Key Ingredient Recipe Reader HD+ — RRHD+ is the newest version of the Key Ingredient recipe reader line. Reimagined for the 2015 holiday season, the kitchen-safe RRHD+ is an all-purpose tech solution for the home cook featuring cloud storage for recipes, voice-to-text capabilities, and a brilliant 10” screen. RRHD+ is fully wifi and bluetooth enabled and runs on Android + Amazon App Store. It’s also equipped with a dual stand that fits conveniently in any nook of your kitchen and mounts under any kitchen cabinet. Use code RRHD30 for 30% off a RRHD+ through the end of the year!
GrandPad Tablet —grandPad is a specially designed tablet for senior citizens. This simple and secure tablet computer digitally connects your senior to their family and friends. They can easily view family photos and videos, play games, check weather, listen to music, send voice emails, make phone calls, video chat, and more!
Little Bits — littleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that empower you to invent anything, from your own remote controlled car, to a smart home device. The Bits snap together with magnets, no soldering, no wiring, no programming needed. This is such a cool gift for kids interested in technology! The uses are limited only to the imagination!
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