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Welcome to the Mommies with Cents Holiday Gift Guide 2017! 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 so be sure to check back!
Gel-a-Peel Fashion Maker — The perfect gift for a creative little girl, this set comes with 5 Gel-a-Peel color tubes including pearly lilac, pure gold, pearly plum, sparkly light pink and pearly black, over 40 design stencils and templates and two gel trays to make gel clutches. You also get seven designer tips, accessory hardware, squeegee tools and a cleaning tool. Use your creativity to create t-shirts, patches, jewelry, accessories and more! This kit is designed for ages 8 and up and retails for around $39.99.
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 that moms and kids will appreciate! Read my full review here.
Magic Sketch — Magic Sketch is a Boogie Board combined with some tools and other materials to keep kids entertained. This Boogie Board tablet snaps into a case. It comes with 3 stamps, a stamp roller and three drawing tools. It also comes with a set of 60 cards: 20 Learning Stencils, 20 Game Stencils and 20 Art Stencils. These cards fit behind the Boogie Board and can be seen through the board itself for tracing, writing or game playing. When you write on the Magic Sketch it’s in rainbow which is a really cool feature. The flexible LCD screen erases with the touch of a button like magic. It’s very durable and virtually kid proof. It will withstand dropping, tossing and spills (it’s water resistant).
Read my full review here.
AILIHN I35 on-ear headphones — These headphones are a great option for growing kids and teens because the headband is adjustable and foldable for portability. They feature an in-line mic for taking calls that also works for pausing and controlling your music. The straight jack is compatible will all devices and cases. Available in 5 different color combinations there’s something for every gift recipient’s personal style!
LED Colorful Flashing Finger Lighting Gloves — These gloves are SO fun and make a great gift or stocking stuffer. The feature 6 different modes with 7 colors of LED lighting. Change between colors and modes like “flashing” by pressing the button on the wrist. The gloves are powered by 4 CR2032 batteries which are included and also replaceable!
Baby Born Interactive Doll — This adorable doll has 9 lifelike features and does not require batteries! Children can practice their nurturing skill on this interactive doll that cries real tears, eats, drinks, pees, poops, and sleeps. The arms and legs move so it can be posed in different positions. It coms with a birth certificate, bottle, pacifier, diaper, plate, spoon, food and potty chair.
Baby Born Musical Foaming Bathtub — Take the fun up a notch with this working doll bathtub! It’s designed for the Baby Born Interactive Doll but fits most 18″ baby dolls. It has a real working shower and it lights up and plays music and splashing sounds. There’s a control panel that allows you to select the shower function or a foam function for bubbles. It comes with a tiny rubber duck for baby to play with.
Little Adventures Dress Up Clothes —Fifteen years ago, Little Adventures was founded by two moms who were tired of scratchy dress up clothes that were not washable. They produced soft, washable and affordable dress ups that moms and kids have come to love. The costumes are suitable for daily wear — taking naps, playing outside, going to the store etc. They aren’t stiff and itchy. Instead, they are comfortable yet still beautiful and most importantly, can be cleaned and used again and again! Use code lapromo-mwc to save 15% on your order! See my full review here.
Walkie Talkies — these walkie talkies are small and lightweight. They come with a lanyard so they can be worn around the neck like a necklace. They come in a set of 2 but can be expanded with multiple sets making them really fun to play with a group of friends, especially on camping trips! The walkie talkies work within a five mile range. In fact, there are 22 channels so you can always find a good signal. Each walkie talkie has an LCD display that shows channels, volume and more. There is even a flashlight built in! They run on 3 AAA batteries and the display shows how much power is left so you aren’t left with a low battery at an inconvenient time. Available in several different colors, you can pick these up for about $26.
MakIt Kits — Do you remember designing your own plates when you were little? They are still around today and just as fun as ever! Just purchase a Makit kit for at-home use. The kit comes with markers and 25 templates for lots of design opportunity. Use a blank template or one of the pre-designed color your own templates. Chose your favorite one and send it back in the included pre-paid envelope and your custom plate will be sent back to you. Kits are just $19.99 for the kit + 1 completed plate. Don’t want a plate? Five other options are available. You can even order more than one for just $10 each additional item!
Passback Football — sporting goods are a classic gift but the Passback Football offers a unique twist! This one-of-a-kind training tool can be played with solo! Throw it like a regular football and it comes spiraling back when it hits a surface. Practice throwing and catching without a partner! Available in Official size for adults and teens, Junior Size for (ages 9-13) and Peewee Size for Ages 4-8 (available in composite or foam). Look for Passback footballs at major retailers including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, Walmart, Learning Express and online at www.passbacksports.com and at Amazon.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy —our favorite marsupial Crash Bandicoot™ is back! He’s enhanced, entranced and ready-to-dance in the Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy. The Crash Bandicoot™ N. Sane Trilogy lets players spin, jump, wump and repeat as they take on the epic challenges and adventures from the three games that started it all: Crash Bandicoot™ Crash Bandicoot™ 2: Cortex Strikes Backand Crash Bandicoot™ 3: Warped. Now fans can experience the beloved ‘90s video game icon like never before in this remastered game collection. In this new trilogy, Crash fanatics can relive all their favorite moments in fully-remastered HD graphical glory and put some UMPH in their WUMP! This game is rated E10+ and is available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro computer entertainment systems.
TrueBalance Coordination Game — Games like these are my favorite for Christmas morning. Kids can start playing with them immediately! This game will test your skill and coordination as you try to balance the discs which are loaded with magnets and rotate on a single axis. Get two for some friendly competition! First one to balance their discs wins! Bonus: this game introduces kids to the science of magnets and engineering, helps with hand/eye coordination and can be a great stress reliever! Follow TrueBalance on all social media including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube (@excitetoys) and watch a demo of how the toy works here.
Get Qurious — Get Qurious is an engaging play set with story cards, sticker books, puzzles, masks and more. Play is enhanced with the Augmented Reality app that goes along with it. The app offers endless game and activity variations while teaching lessons in Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math. The play set can be played solo or with friends/siblings.
“After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt, the latest evil mastermind to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother—a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps —the former super-villain rediscovers just how good it feels to be bad.”
Play Impossible Game Ball — If I could name one toy as “Toy of the Year” this would be it. I had the opportunity to try one out at a tech show and it went straight to the top of my list of gifts to get my kids. Honestly, I wasn’t just thinking of others on this one — I can’t wait to play it WITH them! The ball is available in green or purple and comes with seven free games that encourage physical play, hand-eye coordination, agility and creative thinking. It connects to your device via bluetooth and can be recharged for an hour of play in just 20 seconds with the included battery operated rapid charger.
Capture the Flag Redux is a safe, fun game that helps get kids of all ages outside, moving and having fun. I remember playing hide and seek in the dark as a kid and it was so much fun. I want my own kids to have similar experiences. This game takes it up a notch with pieces that illuminate in the dark. It comes with everything you need to play 12 different variations on the classic Capture the Flag game. It’s the perfect way to get kids off the couch, away from the screen and having fun. For us, it will be the perfect game to take along on camping trips!
Rodan + Fields — If you really want to spoil the ladies on your shopping list this year, Rodan + Fields beauty products are where it’s at! This gift set is the ultimate gift but it’s selling out quickly. If the blinged out eyelash curler is a must, you need to hop on it! The Lash Boost and Bright Eye Complex are also available individually and excellent gifts on their own or bundled with other products. For tired moms, the Bright Eye Complex promises to brighten and visibly revitalize your eyes while Lash Boost will give you lashes for days with regular use. To see real results of these products and to get more info, feel free to join Autumn Holland’s Facebook group — she’d be happy to help you find the perfect products to either treat yourself or gift to someone this holiday season.
Jewelry from 7 Charming Sisters —if she loves to accessorize, she’ll love 7 Charming Sisters, a woman based business that offers a wide variety of jewel to fit any style. The company is comprised of 7 “work sisters” who have been colleagues for 10 to 15 years. Each woman has a unique personality and style to bring to the table. Meet the sisters: Paula, the elegant Executive, Kim, the vivacious Life of the Party, Jennifer, the dedicated Fashionista, Donalda, the flirtatious Social Butterfly, Jessica, the smart and Sexy Nerd, Kimberly, the cute All-American Girl and Melissa, the sporty Super Mom. Based on these characteristics, they’ve created seven different lines of jewelry to cater to other women that can relate to their lifestyles. Gift cards are available and shipping is free on orders over $25! See my reviews here.
Boot Cuffs & Socks — For the fashionistas, you’ll find a lovely assortment of boot socks, leg warmers, boot cuffs, scarves, lace top extenders and more, all at an affordable price point and perfect for gift giving. If you don’t know what to get her, you really can’t go wrong with anything from this awesome family run boutique. The lace top extenders are my personal favorite. You can see my full review here.
Sitara Collections — Sitara Collections has a great selection of quality jewelry that comes beautifully packaged and ready for gifting. My personal pick are these sterling silver Larimar earrings. These timeless earrings are versatile so they can be worn with both casual and dressy outfits. The pretty filigree design frames the gorgeous Larimar center stone for classy look that isn’t overstated. The fish hook posts allow these earrings to dangle from your ears. This style is also available with a tourmaline center stone and retails for $68. Whether you are gift shopping or shopping for yourself for a holiday look, be sure to use this exclusive coupon code to save 20% on your order!: Holly20 You can see my full review here.
Bright Endeavors— purchasing a gift from Bright Endeavors not only helps warm and brighten the recipient’s home but will also transform a life. This social enterprise is helping adolescent moms in Chicago overcome poverty through a paid job-training program crafting soy wax candles. Each handcrafted candle is signed by the maker. Bright Endeavors candles come in three sizes, signature glass ($24.99), retreat tin ($12.99), and spa tin ($7.99) and are available in seasonal scents such as Almond Berry Galette, a confectionary blend of roasted nutmeg and almond with notes of almond berry and sweet cream as well as everyday scents like Lavender Sprig and Vanilla Honey. 100% of the proceeds go to Bright Endeavors participants who are not only learning job skills to gain independence, but also understanding their place in the world, how they fit into their communities, and how they can have an impact on the world. Making a purchase is like two gifts in one!
MelodySusie Lux Classics Gel Polish Set — A great collection of 6 gel polish colors carefully chosen for the winter season. These 1 step gels, can be quickly cured in 30-60 seconds with the MelodySusie Eos Pro12W UV/LED Nail Lamp giving you a long lasting manicure. Colors include Elegant Magenta, Emerald, Sapphire, Dark Orchid, Ruby Red, and Black Pearl. At just $18.99 for the polish set, and $19.99 for the lamp you can do countless manicures at home for the cost of a single salon manicure! See my full review here.
MelodySusie Foldable Outdoor Picnic Blanket, This water-proof and machine-washable outdoor picnic blanket is the ideal gift for any woman who enjoys the outdoors, specially moms with children in sports. This blanket measures 70×78″ but folds down compactly and is secured with a carrying handle. It’s great for camping, picnicking, and all spectator sports! It is currently priced at an affordable $22.99.
Taza Unbreakable Tumblers — For an even more versatile and every day glass, these BPA-free stackable glasses are a great choice. They are also unbreakable and actually bounce rather than shatter when dropped! Perfect for households with kids, pets and less than graceful adults! They are lightweight, dishwasher safe and drama free. Other uses include camping, picnics, pool parties, boating and anywhere that broke glass might be an issue!Stainless Steel Smoothie Straws —Did you know we throw away 500 million straws each and every day? That is insane! Learn more about straw waste on the Skip the Plastic Straw page and check out these reusable stainless steel smoothie straws. They are available in packs for 4 in either angled or straight. These eco-friendly straws are dishwasher safe but also com with a cleaning brush. These lead free and rust free straws are made of 18/8 stainless steel and are wide to acommodeate thick smoothies and shakes.
C8 on-ear headphones: These full-sized, on-ear headphones isolate outside noise so you can hear the deep base and crisp mids and highs of your favorite music. They feature handsfree talking and volume control with a built-in mic and remote so you can pick up calls and skip tracks. The flexible 47 inch braided cord is durable and the 3.5 mm stereo plug is widely compatible for ease of use. These headphones come with a 1 year warranty and a 100% money back guarantee!
Dollar Shave Club — If your hubby/son/nephew prefers razors, a subscription to Dollar Shave Club would be a fantastic gift! Choose from three different razors shipping monthly or every other month for a great price! A little secret — I use these razors and love them. They’re great for women too! Your first month is FREE!
Air Dragon Portable Air Compressor — This handy little air compressor does it all! It’s great for filling sports balls, bike tires and summer toys as well as car tires. You can preset the PSI level for these and it will inflate them to the perfect pressure. The flexible air tube bends easily to get to those hard to reach places like between the spokes of a bike tire. The Air Dragon comes with built-in LED light, car power cable, pressure hose, ball adapter pin, and balloon adapter pin.
Qottle Bottles — These premium stainless steel water bottles are double-walled and vacuum insulated to keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours or hot up to 24 hours. Available in a variety of great colors and sizes (choose from 18 oz or 24 oz, or a larger 32 oz size).
Fitbit Ionic — The latest Fitbit on the market is loaded with features and will be at the top of wish lists this holiday season! Check out what the Fitbit Ionic has to offer:
- On-screen workouts give you guidance through every move & adapt based on your feedback
- Store and play 300+ songs, plus download playlists from Pandora (witha subscription)
- See real-time pace and distance on display during outdoor runs & rides with built-in GPS
- Get continuous, automatic heart rate tracking & real-time heart rate zones.
- Wear in the pool or rain & track laps, duration and calories burned during swim workouts.
- NFC chip lets you access your credit cards to pay on-the-go with a few simple swipes.
- Track steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes & hourly activity.
- Automatically track time in light, deep and REM sleep & get personalized insights.
- Use workout modes for real-time stats on screen or automatically track exercise with SmartTrack.
- Switch your band from day to night with sleek accessories in leather & sport. (Sold separately)
- Enjoy a battery life up to 5 days & up to 10 hours when using GPS or playing music.**
- Automatically sync stats to 200+ leading iOS, Android and Windows devices.
- Instantly access call, text and calendar alerts & apps for weather, sports and more.
iHome Wi-Fi Outdoor Smart Plug — This smart plug is perfect for all of your outdoor holiday decor needs! It was designed for rugged outdoor use. It is rain resistant and has a 6″ outdoor power cord for us with outdoor GFI covered outlets. The Smart Plug is Wi-Fi enabled and works with Apple HomeKit, Nest, Smart Things, Wink, Amazon Alex and Google Assistant. You can turn your holiday lights on and off remotely or even set them on a timer!
The Flutterby Mascara Shield solves that age-old problem that just about everyone who uses mascara experiences – mascara smudges on your upper and lower lids during mascara application. This product prevents smudges during application with it’s curved edge and bowed in body that fit snuggly along the upper and lower lash lines. It reduces the time you spend applying mascara because you don’t need to be as precise. It is made of sturdy, reusable and easy to clean plastic and comes in a variety of colors/patterns so it looks pretty amongst your other makeup and beauty tools.
Super Impulse has you covered this Holiday Season with the coolest stocking stuffers around. Kids and adults alike will love the selection of miniature classic toys like Etch-A-Sketch, Rubik’s cube, Polaroid Camera, The Original 1959 Barbie and much more. They are tiny and adorable and they actually work! There are mini arcade games like Pac Man and Space Invaders, tiny Stretch Armstrong, World’s Smallest Magic 8 Ball, World’s Smallest Little People School Bus and one of my favorites, Mattel Electronic Baseball, Football and Basketball Games in a mini keychain version of the original handheld games! You seriously have to check these out — SO fun!
Colorstreet Nail Polish Strips — Colorstreet 100% Real Nail Polish Strips come in a great selection of solids, glitters, nail art designs and even french manicures. They are super fast and easy to apply with ZERO dry time, long lasting AND easy to remove! Each set comes with 16 double-ended strips, a nail prep pad and a mini nail file.
Want to learn more or place an order? My friend Georgette can hook you up. Join her Facebook page, Georgette’s Color Street Nail Bar or visit her website: www.mycolorstreet.com/
Slammer Snacks — Slammers Snacks are tasty, superfood snacks designed to fuel kids with organic fruits and vegetables such as mangos, acai, sweet potato, and yumberries. Not only are they a healthy alternative to sugar-laden candies and convenience store snacks, Slammers are, crumb-free, easily digestible, and serve as a great source of essential vitamins. I always put snacks in my kid’s stockings. They get up really early on Christmas morning and need something to sustain them until breakfast. My kids love these and it’s a healthy option they still enjoy!
B-Air Fido Max 1 Dog Dryer – Cesar Millan Premier Grooming Collection — If you have a dog, you/they need this product! Save time and money washing and drying your dogs at home for happier and stress-free pets. You can use the Fido Max 1 to de-shed your dog’s coat and give your pet a light massage they’re sure to love! Since dogs have a naturally higher body temperature, this product does not include heat to keep your pet comfortable. The Fido Max 1 can also be used to blow dirt from your dogs coat without bathing. Now rainy weather, dips in the pool and dirty walks are no big deal — nothing the Fido Max 1 can’t handle! Choose from a variety of colors — each comes with several attachments to keep your dog looking good at any time without the high cost of a groomer!