Holiday Shopping Gift Ideas for All

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Holiday Shopping Gift Ideas for All
by:  Rachel Harris, Managedmoms.com

Last week I showed unique gift ideas for your holiday shopping and I found so many cool items that  I just couldn't get to all of them, so here are some more for you to check out as you check off your list.  There is stuff for all ages and personalities, so read on....
Comfy & Cozy Essential Gift Idea That Gives Back
*Mitscoots (start at $8.99 at www.mitscoots.com) -- Comfy and cozy socks with a mission:  Get + Give + Employ. For every pair purchased, Mitscoots gives a pair of socks to someone in need and takes pride in employing the homeless to package the socks at their headquarters in Austin, Texas. Every month, Mitscoots gives about a thousand pairs of socks away to the less fortunate so this is truly a gift that gives back and I love that.  Mitscoots make socks for women, men and children in a variety of colors, patterns and three different styles.

Creative Gifts for Kids
*Puzzles Without Borders Nene Imagination Penguin & Friends -- (Each puzzle is $21.99 www.neneimagination.com) - This particular unique parent invented puzzle line sparks a child's creativity because they make magnetic puzzles without borders, so there is no right way or one way to put them together. Each piece interlocks in a number of ways so there are no mistakes and kids can create an endless number of patterns. Nene Imagination puzzles are also great for traveling because they can easily be put together on the airplane seat back tray during the flight.

*Seedling Design Your Own SuperHero Mask - ($23.99 at www.ShopSeedling.com) --   This creative kids activity line is adored by celeb moms like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba.  Seedling offers a wide assortment of themed kits to suit any age, interest or budget like the Design Your Own SuperHero Mask, which enables children to creatively design, make and wear their own custom made SuperHero mask.  Fun!

*Seedling Make Your Own Dream Catcher ($44.99 at www.ShopSeedling.com) -- For sweet dreams, nothing beats making your very own Dream Catcher. This Seedling kit contains a wooden hoop, spotty beads, colored feathers, ribbon, embroidery thread and pom poms.

For Mom/Grandma
*Centimegift dainty sterling silver personalized jewelry (prices & styles at www.centimegift.com) -- I chose the Russian Ring necklace from this company to show because I love how multiple names of kids or grandkids can be displayed.  You can choose to have three, four or five rings intertwined, each hand-stamped with a special name and/or date. This gift also works for a newlywed or anniversary couple by having the name and wedding date inscribed.  This pretty necklace is hand-made in sterling silver and is safe for sensitive skin. It also comes in a nice complimentary gift box and it sells for $39. Another cool style from this line is the Coordinates Bracelet that celebrates that special place that your loved one holds dear with this dainty, minimalist coordinates bracelet that could display the first date restaurant, wedding venue, first home together or more. The bracelet sells for $32 and is hand-made in sterling silver and an 18K gold plating option is available. Safe for sensitive skin. Complimentary gift box. See the segment to see examples of both.

Kiss the Cook Gifts
*Mastrad Coffret Cremes Brulees Gift Set ($39.99 at www.shopmastrad.com) -- For the gourmet cook, give this cool set that includes a Pro Kitchen Torch and is ideal for caramelizing creams and desserts, for peeling vegetables or for browning meat. This gift set also includes four ramekins, and the crèmes brûlée cookbook.
*Mastrad's TopChips Gift Set ($24.99 at www.shopmastrad.com) - Create healthy, oil-free, crispy fruit & vegetable chips in the microwave in minutes.  This set allows you to enjoy homemade potato chips without the guilt and I like that idea.  Evenly slice your chips with the food slicer, place your dried chips onto the tray, and place into the microwave to cook.  Definitely a unique kitchen gadget.

For the College Student, Newlyweds or Young Adult Just Starting Out
Got newlyweds, a college student or someone just starting out on your list?  Here are some ideas...
*Fondue Au Chocolat Chocolate Fondue Maker ($17.99 at www.shopmastrad.com) -- This cute red pot fondue kit is fun to give and easy to use.  Create a gift basket and add the food to dip for an extra cute gift idea.

*Create a Custom Kitchen Basket - Start with the George Foreman 5 Minute Burger Maker - ($24.99 at Walmart) -- This handy item toasts the buns while the burgers grill in about 5 minutes.  Simply place the buns on the toaster plate when you turn on the grill and they will be golden and crisp when the burgers are done.  Plus, the exclusive fat-removing slope design takes out up to 42% of the fat from a quarter-pound ground chuck burger, giving you a healthy alternative to pan-frying with the same great-tasting results. This can also be used to grill up chicken, fish, and vegetables.  Pair this with a handy cookbook that has helpful tips for young cooks and add a fun and useful favorite kitchen tool that you swear by.  

I would add FreshTape in the college student's collegiate design and colors. FreshTape is a better alternative to chip clips, which take up much needed drawer space or plastic bags, which are not earth-friendly.  FreshTape is reusable and resealable tape that keeps leftover and opened foods securely closed.  FreshTape is also recyclable, BPA free and is made in the USA by moms who invented this clever product.  FreshTape also comes in all kinds of cute designs, so this can complement all kinds of food gift baskets.  Get FreshTape at www.freshtape.com or buy at Hobby Lobby or at Sur la Table.  

Finally add the Contigo Autoseal West Loop travel mug along with their favorite gourmet coffee.  This mug is leak and spill proof and  is the best that I've found because the innovative lid automatically seals between sips.  Plus this BPA free mug, that comes in a variety of color options, keeps hot drinks hot for five hours and cold drinks chilled for 12 hours, so this works as a great travel coffee mug or water bottle.  Sells for $20.99 at Target and at Amazon.

For The Cat Lover & The Cat
*Cat Playhouse Cat DJ Scratching Deck -- ($25.20 at Amazon) --  If you have cats, you and your feline will love this unique item.  It looks like a funky DJ turntable that plays tunes, but this table actually acts as a fun scratching post for your kitty.  My cat knew just what to do when we tested it out and it made us laugh watching her because as she used this funny scratching post, it looked like she was a DJ at a party.  Fun gift for cat lovers.  Get this at Amazon.

For Fashionable Baby
*Robeez Mini Shoez (prices and order at www.myrobeez.com) -- Adorable baby shoes in all kinds of fun styles for boys and girls.  In the segment I showed the Robeez Brooklyn Mini  Shoez in a hot pink patent leather baby boot.  They are trimmed with black faux fur and a satin bow adorns one side of the faux fur. A black side zipper allows for easy for entry and exit. Like all Robeez Mini Shoez, this baby shoe provides protection and comfort for children's feet by having a non-skid, rubber outsole, which helps to protect your child from slipping, and an elasticized ankle, which helps your child's shoes stay on her feet.  They sell for $36.  I also showed the darling pink Robeez Casual Friday Soft Soles which sport a hot pink leather upper and features a pink, sparkly suede 3D floral appliqué. This style sells for $25 and see the segment to see the super cute boy shoe that I also showed.

Unique Girl Styles from Overseas
*Wunway fashion line for girls (prices and order at www.wunway.com) -- A hip and fun fashion line for little girls ages 1 through 8 years old that was started by three moms.  See the segment to see the super cute styles that I showed that include the Dreamy Leggings that are adorned with adorable patches on both legs plus this pair of leggings is soft, stretchy and comfy with no baggy knees.  They sell for $32 and the Wunway top that matches this nicely is the Adene shirt that is a super soft cotton t-shirt with extra ruffles around the neck and sleeves.  This sells for $36. The pretty white ruffle top that I had on my segment table is the Laina top and it is sleek in slightly stretchy cotton and finished with ruffles around the shoulder.  Finished with back buttons, this pretty cotton top is purposely over-the-top girly and sells for $48.00.  Wunway also sells fun accessories to finish the outfits such as the fun Wunray Orange Pompom necklace that was displayed with the Adene shirt.  The bold bright necklace is beaded with a golden start beige pompom and sells for $32.

For the Traveling Gal
Here is a fun idea.  Give a fashionable purse/travel bag that is stuffed with her favorite beauty products.  In the segment I showed the Olivia + Joy Zip Zoom Tote ($98 at www.oliviaandjoy.com) that is very roomy so it works great for travel or for a big purse or even a gym bag.  This fashionable big bag is a double handle nylon tote with multiple exterior pockets, two open side pockets, three front zipper pockets, and two front open pockets, so all daily necessities can be easily carried. Then stuff the bag with your recipient's favorite beauty products like the very nice all-natural, organic, vegan lip gloss from the Rozgé line. Rozgé lip gloss is available in 22 shades and is designed to help soften and smooth your lips. The natural formula includes Dragon’s Blood, jojoba oil, shea butter, aloe vera, safflower oil and sunflower oil. Dragon’s Blood has recently been used in skin care and is the sap of the Dragon Tree found in the Amazon Rainforest and it has been known to help protect and heal skin.  Rozgé’s Lip Gloss benefits include cell rejuvenation, vitamin delivery to the lips, and reinforced moisture barrier helping lips lock in moisture.  $25 each and can be ordered here.

Great Gift Sets
*First Aid Beauty Cheers to FAB Skin Gift Set ($48 at Sephora) -- First Aid Beauty is one of my favorite skincare lines and I really like this limited-edition Cheers To FAB Skin Kit.  This gift set features a nourishing, restorative and complexion-enhancing collection of skin savers housed in a cool gift box.  Some of the products included are the Ultra Repair Cream, Eye Duty Triple Remedy, Face Cleanser and more.
*MoroccanOil Body Holiday Collection ($72 at www.moroccanoil.com) -- Want to give a luxury beauty set?      q2w12qGive the new limited edition Moroccanoil Body Holiday Collection which draws on the essence of the Mediterranean.  The Moroccanoil gift sets are available in two scents, Fragrance Originale and Fleur d’Oranger.  The gift box contains the Moroccanoil Treatment, Moroccanoil Body Soufflé and Moroccanoil Hand Cream.
I covered a lot of ground here, but I bet there are great gift items that you know about that I don't, so share your ideas in the comments section and be sure to check my blog at www.managedmoms.com for more holiday ideas, recipes, parenting talk and more.