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2019 Holiday Gift Guide
‘Tis the season that I love the most and I can’t wait to share all the amazing products and brands that I have discovered to help you mark names off of your holiday shopping list. Along with great gift ideas we also have ideas to help you serve up your hungry holiday guests a delicious feast all holiday long. Check out all these amazing ideas and get ready to embrace the holiday season.
Gift Ideas for All Ages
ChargeHub HomeBase Power Bank Docking Station – Say good-bye to numerous charging cords and cluttered counters with this Docking Station that charges 4 power banks PLUS one additional device using the USB Charging Port. Each power bank has a durable aluminum case and is color-coordinated with a metallic-finish for easy identification. Its powerful 4000 mAh battery capacity will keep your devices charged throughout the day. The storage drawer conveniently stores your cables and maintains an organized space. The docking station and 4 power banks retails for only $59.99 making it an incredible deal. This makes the perfect gift for the family that is always on the go and can be purchased on line at www.limitlessinnovations.com.
Buddy Phones – Buddy Phones are an award-winning brand of kid-safe, kid-proof and kid-friendly headphones tailor-made for young listeners. These headphones feature signature SafeAudio™ technology — a built-in, always on, sound control circuit to limit the volume at levels recommended for children by the World Health Organization. While the volume may be limited, rest assured the sound quality is not. All BuddyPhones headphones even come with a BuddyCable audio sharing jack, allowing up to four buddies to listen at the same time. BuddyPhones are stylish, comfortable and cost-friendly as they are practical! With so many ways to play, the BuddyPhones PLAY headphones give you the options you need to make playtime virtually endless. They are created with all of your favorite features in mind, such as 14+ hour battery life, a foldable design and multitude of colors/designs to choose from.
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FRIENDS Quote Cards – These quote cards from the popular TV show Friends are the perfect gift for the Friends fan on your list. Revisit your favorite scenes from the hit TV show by personalizing the 20 included postcards…and then mail them to your friends! Even though the popular television show Friends ended its run in 2004, it lives on in the hearts of its fans and on streaming services. Now with this collection of twenty postcards featuring a full-color scene and a memorable quote from the series, you can share your love for the show with others. On the back of each postcard is the same scene in grayscale and without the quote—so you can add any of the included puffy stickers or create your own speech bubbles to personalize your postcard before mailing it to a friend. You can even use the puffy stickers to decorate your notebook, cell phone, locker, and more! Cards also feature information about the series and its stars that all ardent fans will appreciate.
Oliver the Ornament – This Christmas-themed children’s book and product line that offers a huge array of items. You can buy just a gift set that includes the first book and one hand-painted ornament or buy a small, pre-lit tree and each of the ornaments based on the characters within the books and other items also based on the books. The small tree is perfect for a child’s room, or, the ornaments can be placed on a larger tree either as part of reading the books or just your normal tradition to give small children a role in the family tree-trimming tradition. Gift buying can be spaced out yearly as new books come out. The books focus on kindness and deliver an anti-bullying message that’s resonated in homes and classrooms across the country. It’s a wonderful holiday gift idea for families with young children. Discover all the great Oliver the Ornament gift ideas HERE!
Frozen II: Personalized Story Book – In The Book, a personalized book company, has released a brand new Frozen 2 personalized story book for kids of all ages. With Frozen 2 hitting theaters everywhere on November 22nd, every Disney fan will love seeing their name alongside this story of Anna and Elsa. They will be the star in their own Frozen adventure and will make a wonderful addition to their own personal library. The book does not contain any spoilers so readers don’t have to worry about discovering the what happens in the movies. This personalized book is perfect for every Frozen fan regardless of age and will make a wonderful gift this holiday season.
Veronica Mars (The Complete First Season) 2019 – Television’s favorite sleuth is back and on a mission to save Neptune! This complete first season contains all eight episodes along with extra content including Veronica Mars at Comic Con 2019 bonus feature. Season synopsis: Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica (Kristen Bell) is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.
Sugru Stocking Stuffers – Sugru Mouldable Glue is the ideal gift for the ‘hard to buy for’ during the holiday season. Sugru is the world’s first mouldable glue that sticks to almost anything and turns into a strong and flexible rubber overnight. Sugru can be used to Fix broken items, Craft creative projects and holiday decorations, and Make items that you need this holiday season like homemade stocking holders. Shop for Sugru three packs and DIY Starter kits at Amazon and Target.
Gifts for Kids of All Ages
Awesome Blossems– Plant a seed and grow your very own doll with Awesome Bloss’ems, the fierce floral collectible dolls! You’ll find everything you need to bring your surprise awesome doll to life when you open the decorative flowerpot: an Awesome Bloss’ems seed, sparkle soil and a leaf watering spoon! Each Awesome Bloss’ems doll wears a fabulous detailed outfit with a beautiful blossom on her head that smells sweet, like flowers. Place the colorful seed into the pot and cover it with the sparkle soil. Make a wish and add about five leaf-spoons of water, then watch as your doll starts to sprout from the soil – the flower on her head will hint at which character is blooming! With 26 Awesome Bloss’ems to collect from five different themes, you can collect rares, super rares, or even an ultra-rare doll with a real diamond tiara!
Twisty Petz Family Pack – What’s cuter than an adorable pack of animal families? Introducing Twisty Petz™ family packs! Twisty Petz™ are the sparkly gems that transform from a pet into a bracelet! This adorable set includes 2 Twisty parents and their 4 babies, plus a special charm. Collect exclusive animal mashups like the Bumblebear Family! Then transform your family into sparkling jewelry – there are so many ways to accessorize!
Twisty Petz Enchanted Jewelry Tree – Now you can display, hang & play with all your beautiful Twisty Petz™ on the Enchanted Jewelry Tree! Place your pets in the sparkly cubbies, hang them in bracelet form from the branches or wrap them around the tree trunk – there are over 30 places to display your pets! There’s even a place to display your Twisty Petz™ babies and charms! Includes one exclusive crystal iridescent Unicorn!
Ben 10 Alien Game Omnitrix – It’s hero time! Kids can enter a world of alien superpowers by transforming into any one of Ben’s 10 aliens when they wear the Omnitrix on their wrist. A 1-inch LCD screen on the Alien Game Omnitrix brings the characters to life in 4 different game play modes:
o Battle Game: Choose your alien and battle the bad guys
o Transforming Game: Transform and interact as one of your favorite aliens
o Memory Game: Play and match an alien sequence on the screen
o Timing Game: Find the alien in record time
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Babble Heads Assortment – Babble Heads are your take anywhere, talking, totally interactive Turtle Buddies that come to life and are ready to train, battle or be your Ninja brothers! Features include: Real Movement, Interactive Strike Sensors, Battle, Hilarious Turtle Humor, and Take With You. They are available in Loud Mouth Leo and Motor Mouth Mikey.
PLUS PLUS – Construction Building Toy- Mini Maker Tube – Easy connect these bricks to the next to create colorful mosaics and 3-D masterpieces. Mix and match any PLUS PLUS set to bring more ideas to live. These construction building sets encourage explorative play as they encourage fine motor skills, logic, creativity, and imagination. The perfect STEM toy for on the go. Each Mini Maker Set includes 70+ pieces and comes in a convenient tube to take with you where ever you go. These make the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season.
Hoyle Super Me – This kid’s card game is designed to nurture important skills and values in children that parents want to see. The game is fun first but teaches a lesson through interactive play. Games can be played in around 30 minutes and are perfect for use at home or on the go. Hoyle offers a variety of games besides Super Me including Seal Squad, Sharks are Wild, Piggy Bank, Monkey,May I, Mixed Emojis, and more. Shop the full line online at Amazon. com.
Match the Buddies Puzzles – This fun game for children ages 15 months and up is created by Banana Panda and provides hours of entertainment and creative play. This creative play serves as a first puzzle and a sorting toy. It encourages toddlers to create and discover while playing with round shapes. Children are free to experiment and mix the pieces, as the set promotes the natural dynamic of learning instead of pushing kids into self-correcting schemes
Dino Smashers Series 3 Smash-O-Saur Playset – Get down n’ dino with the new SMASH REX Playset! Lift his tail to bite down on your Smash Eggs, then press down on the egg shell to SMASH & POOP out your Dino Smashers! At the end of your excavation, you’ll piece together the dino fossils to find out which of the 3 exclusive smash-o-saur dinos you’ve unveiled – will it be the T-Rex? Or maybe a Triceratops? Available at Amazon and Walmart.
Dino Smashers Epic Egg – It’s time to go back to the land before time… with Smashers Series 3 DINO! Explore the Jurassic world of the wackiest
Dinosaurs you’ll ever meet Unwrap the shrink-wrap and smash open the giant egg! Use the scratch n’ reveal map to start your journey and discover clues to find the fossils inside! Includes: Epic dino egg, dino scratch map, dino yolk egg bag, 5 compounds, digging tool, exclusive smash-o-saur, 6x smash eggs and smash egg rebuilder for tons more dino fun! Ages 4+. Available at Walmart, Target and Amazon!
Robo Alive Baby Shark – ROBO ALIVE Junior Brings play to life for a new generation through inventive robotic technology made easy! With a playful and inventive spirit, ROBO ALIVE continues to grow with innovation lines as well as value driven products to build out the biggest robotic toy
line with the most realistic movement available. Super splashing bath play time comes to life with Robo Alive Juniors’ Baby Shark, capitalizing on the viral dance phenomenon with an innovative underwater speaker! Unique robotic technology means Baby Shark bursts to life when dropped in water and swims around just like a real fish! Baby Shark is water activated, 100% water proof and comes with 4-minute power save mode. Collect all Robo Alive Juniors’ bath time friends. Batteries included. Available at Amazon, Walmart and Target.
Robo Alive Ice Blasting Dragon – They walk, roar, breathe fire (or ice) and gnash their teeth! Making Walmart’s Top by Kids Toy List 2019, these creatures will terrify parents and delight kids of all ages! Ice Blasting Dragon blasts “ice” with cold blue flashing LED lights and icy breath-blasting SFX, while Fire Breathing Dragon roars as it breathes “fire” with hot red LED flashing lights. With realistic enhanced robotic head movements, convincing walking motions and a deadly bite, their next victim is never out of reach! But both feature on/off switches on their stomach – in case they need to be reined in. These awesome Robo Alive creatures are roaring into stores in 2019. Just in time for the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones and the upcoming movie How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World, these are reasonably priced and sure to be in hot demand. Batteries not included. Ages 6+. Available at Amazon, Walmart and Target!
Boppi The Dancing Llama – The most lifelike and fantastical creatures ever created, ZURU’s Pets Alive new robotics collection of fun and playful pets is led by Boppi the Booty Shakin’’ Llama! With countless ways to interact and play, these toys will capture hearts and be an instant best friend! Shake it like nobody is watching! Pets Alive Boppi the Booty Shakin’ Llama will get the entire family up dancing and laughing for hours! See Boppi in action for a giggle – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hr66fJKHmQ. Key features include three awesome songs to bop, spin and dance to, robotic booty shaking and head spinning motions, and cute and realistic features and coloring – both white and purple too! Batteries included (4x Alkaline AAA required). Ages 3+. Available at Target, Amazon and Walmart!
X-Shot Ninja Quick Scope – The power of X-Shot continues to grow with an exclusive partnership with the world’s #1 Fortnite Player, Ninja. Bring to life your favorite gaming experience with the X-Shot Ninja Quick Scope. Now you will never miss an aim with this blaster’s attachable scope and “Break ‘n Load” action that allows you to take on targets outside of close combat range with extreme accuracy and power! This partnership combines the epic popularity of Ninja’s 40 million devoted fans with the innovative design and value of the X-Shot blaster range. With 12 reusable darts, a Bandana and dog togs included – you will be set to up your game! Ages 8+. Available at Amazon and Target!
X-Shot Ninja Justice – Prepare to serve justice to all your opponents and be sure to mod it your way with the X-Shot Ninja Justice. The power of X-Shot continues to grow with an exclusive partnership with the worlds #1 Fortnite Player, Ninja. This partnership combines the epic popularity of Ninja’s 40 million devoted fans with the innovative design and value of the X-Shot blaster range. Made for a good time, the 12 attachable parts included in the pack, allow you to customize your own blaster. There are +1000 of different unique combinations possible to create the ultimate blaster for the ultimate Fortnite player. The package includes 48 Darts to fire away and a Ninja inspired bandana and dog tag to complete the look so you can up your game. Ages 8+, Available at Target!
Rainbocorns Big Bow Surprise – The Biggest Surprise Egg with Over 25 Surprises! Discover the most BOW-utiful surprises with Rainbocorns Big Bow Surprise! Hatch open the giant golden egg to discover the biggest Rainbocorn yet, with over 25 layers of Rainbocorn fun! Which giant cuddly Rainbocorn will you unbox? Pop your sparkly Big Bow off the golden egg and wear it as the cutest accessory. Find even more surprises like new sequin
patterned hearts that you can share and swap, adorable accessories, stickers, and all new collectible Bow-Bowcorns! There are 3 cuddly cuties to collect including Belle, Bobbi and Bowie Big Bow! Who will you find? Ages 3+. Available at Target, Walmart and Amazon.
Rainbocorns Sparkle Heart Surprise – Rainbocorns Sparkle Heart Surprise includes a Rainbocorn collectible with a unique gem heart! Pop the gem in your Rainbocorn or onto your bling ring, and swap your rainbocorn’s hearts and wings to create your own cute surprise! Find other surprises including boo-boocorns, rainbocorn poop and much more in every pack! Ages 3+. Available at Target, Amazon and Walmart!
5 Surprise Unicorn – ZURU’s 5 Surprise blooming capsule is back containing all the elements you need to build your Unicorn Squad character.
Featuring the same 5 Surprise fun excitement of unwrapping, peeling and revealing cool capsules with toys inside each one, the totally cute and utterly collectable, every neon pink 5 Surprise Unicorn includes one sassy unicorn (in 2 compartments), Interchangeable dress-up accessories, a comb for her majestic tail and four themed stickers. Perfect for swapping and trading to complete and enhance collections, the first wave of 5 Surprise Unicorn includes 12 sassy and stylish unicorns to collect. Ages 4+. Available at Walmart and Amazon.
Cuddle + Kind – Help the little ones in your live get extra love and cuddles and help feed a child in need with a cuddle+kind doll! It’s the perfect gift for any precious newborn or treasured toddler. For very ethically produced, hand-knit doll sold, they give 10 meals to hungry children around the world. (1 doll = 10 meals.) Started by a family of five who were inspired to help after seeing a documentary about childhood hunger, cuddle+kind has been able to give over 7 million meals in three years! These handcrafted, heirloom-quality dolls are made with love from artisan knitters in Peru and the collection boasts 27 adorable dolls, each with its own birthday and a favorite quote. The collection grows each year as they add new dolls. Cuddle+Kind has partnerships with several respected humanitarian agencies including World Food Program USA, Children’s Hunger Fund, Breakfast Club of Canada and WE Charity to guarantee that every purchase directly benefits children in need. Shop for the perfect Cuddle + Kind doll for your little one today.
JoJo Siwa Themed Gift Ideas
Hairdorables – JoJo Siwa is the newest member of the Hai rdorables squad! Dressed in anoutfit from her D.R.E.A.M. tour, each Special Edition JoJo Loves Hairdorables includes 10 surprises and captures JoJo’s bright personality and inspiring message to live “the sweet life.” The JoJo Hairdorables Dolls even feature JoJo’s signature bow and side-pony. Collect the JoJo Hairdorable Doll in each of her two styles. Ages 3+. Available at Walmart, Walmart.com, Target, Amazon, and Meijer.
Singing Dolls – D.R.E.A.M – It’s JoJo with the bow-bow! Sporting her signature oversized bow, this 10” JoJo doll is available in two styles. Choose from the hit songs “D.R.E.A.M” or “Boomerang!” This beautiful JoJo doll features poseable arms and le gs and looks just like the JoJo we all know and love! She also comes
with a pink microphone, and a hairbrush to help young fans brush and style her flowing blonde locks! The Singing JoJo Doll will inspire young girls to be themselves through empowering and uplifting positive play! Ages 6+. Available at Walmart, Walmart.com, Target, Amazon, Kohls, and Meijer.
JoJo Holiday Doll – Now Siwanatorz can celebrate the holidays with the ultimate JoJo Siwa Doll! The JoJo Siwa Limited Edition Holiday Doll stands 18″tall and features a stylish seasonal outfit. JoJo is fully articulated at the knees, hips, elbows and neck so girls can move her into fun poses and rock out with JoJo Siwa! The doll comes with a hairbrush and a wear and share JoJo bow to help style and accessorize JoJo’s signature beautiful blonde hair. The perfect gift for every Siwanator! Ages 3+ and available at Target exclusively.
JoJo Siwa Bow Fashion Headphones – The new JoJo Siwa Bow fashion headphones offer tweens a colorful style and design perfect for being you and rocking out to their favorite tunes. These Jojo Siwa headphones come with a detachable bow and are compatible with other JoJo Bows. Ages 4+. Available at Walmart, Target, and Amazon.
JoJo Siwa Mega Bow – The Jojo Siwa Mega Bow is beautifully designed with stylish, colorful and shiny accents that give-off a fun and cheery shout! The bow offer an easy-to-snap metal clip-ons while the bracelets offer a snug and secure fit. With its gorgeous patterns and designs, each all-in-one set makes a cute and charming gift for your niece, daughter, and sister. Available at Party City.
JoJo Siwa Roller Skates – Get grooving with the new Jojo Siwa Rollerskates from Circle Society. Designs by the one-and-only JoJo Siwa, these roller skates feature an easy push button to adjust the size, perfect for growing kids who love to skate! Sizes 12-3 sizing. Ages 6+, SRP
$59.99, Available on Amazon.
JoJo’s D.R.E.A.M. Car – Jojo is on the road and living the dream in her new fully customized convertible, featuring colorful stripes, stars,
unicorns, and even a portrait of JoJo! Girls can place their JoJo singing doll into the Teal Blue driver’s seat and cruise around singing JoJo’s top hits! Jojo’s D.R.E.A.M. Car even features 4 different colored wheel rims, just like JoJo’s real car! Push the D.R.E.A.M. Car along and help JoJo spread her message inspiring young fans to be themselves through empowering and uplifting positive play! Ages 3+, Available on Amazon.
JoJo Siwa Bluetooth Portable MP3 Karaoke Machine – The New Jojo Siwa Bluetooth Portable MP3 Karaoke Machine Player With Light Show is here! Put on a show and sing to whatever you like. Store hours of music (100s of songs) with built in memory. Stream unlimited audio via Bluetooth so you can play and sing along to whichever songs or audio content you like. You can even plug in a USB drive to the USB port to add even more songs or content. Sing like a star with the real working wired microphone and use the multi colored LED lights to put on a light show. Not only can you store music but you can also store audio books, stories, and more. The built in rechargeable batteries will ensure endless hours of fun (USB charging cable included). The storage compartment in the back allows you to store your charging cable and keep your USB protected. The lightweight and portable design allows you to take your Karaoke Machine anywhere inside, outside, in the car, or traveling in general. Ages 3+, Available on Amazon.
SpongeBob SquarePants Themed Toys.
Masterpiece Memes – 8-inch collectible vinyl figures bring to life fan-favorite show and movie moments that have now become some of the most popular viral memes.Featuring exceptional details and window packaging for collector displays, the Spring Masterpiece Memes figures include Mocking SpongeBob, Imaginaaation SpongeBob, Surprised Patrick, Spongegar and Handsome Squidward. Masterpiece Memes are available at Amazon.
SpongeHeads – Young-and-old alike, dress up as your favorite SpongeBob SquarePants characters with the 20-inch soft, inflatable headwear!
Made to fit most kid and adults heads, SpongeHeads allow fans of all ages to show off their favorite characters in a silly fashion-statement! Let the party begin! SpongeHeads are available at Amazon and Target.
Mini Plush – Bring Bikini Bottom to the toy collection with these soft, 6-inch Mini Plush friends! These adorable little SpongeBob characters are perfect for play and display. These soft plush friends are available in SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Plankton, You can find these mini plush characters at Hot Topic, Target, and Amazon.
Slimeez with Nickelodeon Slime – Experience the world of Bikini Bottom like never before with SpongeBob Slimeez Figures! Load each 3-inch figure with Nickelodeon Slime (included), push and watch the ooey gooey Slime ooze through the figures. The figures are each packaged with 2oz. Slime and collectible SpongeBob cube for the ultimate blind package experience. Will you find the rare Gold SpongeBob Slimeez? Seven figures debut this Fall and are available at Walmart, Target, and Amazon.
SpongeBob CulturePants – The 4.5-inch vinyl collectible figures celebrate and capture iconic pop culture in a unique SpongeBob
way. The line includes B-Movie SpongeBob, Patrick and Dr. Plankton, based on the horror episodes from the show, as well as
Old-Timey SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward in an all-new timeless style inspired by the golden age of animation. These collectible figures are available at Amazon.
Power Drivers RC Cars & Trucks – Unleash the Power of Play with Power Drivers RC remote control take-apart cars and trucks. With 4 collections (Builders, Rescue Squad and City Squad), there are endless ways to play in the three modes. The City Squad line offers the choice of a Recycling Truck or Garbage Truck. The Builders line offers the choice of Excavator, Mobile Command, Front Loader, Cement Mixer, and Dump Truck. While the Rescue Squad line offers the choice of a Police Cruiser, Mobile Command, Ladder Truck, Water Cannon, and Police Truck. Improve fine motor skills building the police car and truck with the screwdriver. Take apart the construction vehicles with the power tool. Make the fire trucks go in R/C mode. The power drivers RC collection is also a great toy for hands on STEM learning.
Canvas Factory – Take their favorite photo or photos and turn them into works of art perfect for gift giving. Whether you are shopping for a gift for yourself or someone else on your list create a gift that they will see every day to remind them of the special moment you captured on film. Available in multiple shapes and sizes, you can choose from canvas prints, metal photos, floating frames, or acrylic glass images. You can also purchase a gift certificate for that hard to buy for person on your shopping list and let them create the perfect canvas photo for them. Shop Canvas Factory for the perfect photo gift today.
Slipcover Company – Transform your furniture this holiday season with high quality slip covers from The Slipcover Company. They offer a wide variety of slip covers for your sofas, loveseats, and chairs. You can also take your dining room chairs to the next level with beautiful chair covers in a variety of styles and colors. Save money on replacing your furniture by giving it an upgrade with a beautiful slip cover. Shop the full line of slip covers at The Slipcover Company.
Fashion and Beauty Themed Gift Ideas
Dessert Essence After Shower Finishing Sprays – These after shower finishing sprays are formulated to moisturize, smooth and illuminate skin after every shower. They are scientifically proven to absorb quickly and seal in moisture for 24 hours. They also feature various blends of therapeutic oils including Jojoba, Coconut, Sunflower, Shea Butter, Apricot and Sweet Almond oils formulated to retain moisture for supple, smooth and radiant skin, as well as soothe sensitive skin. Desert Essence offers a full line of dental, skin and hair care lines that are always made with cruelty-free, vegan, all-natural ingredients. Shop the full line at Dessert Essence today.
Groove Life Silicone Rings – These fashion forward silicone rings made our list of Hiking Must Haves this summer but they are perfect all year round. These medical grade silicone rings are breathable, durable, and come with a 94 year no BS warranty. They are perfect for those that have active jobs or just live an active lifestyle and don’t want to cause damage to their expensive jewelry. Shop the entire line of silicone rings by visiting Groove Life online.
Groove Life Watch Bands – Groove Life not only makes silicone rings but also has a line of Apple Watch Bands (more brands to come in the future.) The Groove Life Apple Watch Bands are made from a breathable silicone with breathable grooves so perspiration does not gather under the band and air flows freely underneath. The bands are available in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes which makes them the perfect accessory for those on your gift list who have an Apple Watch. Learn more about the watches by visiting our post Groove Life Watch Bands: For on the go Travelers and Explorers and by visiting Groove Life directly.
eShakti – eShakti is known for allowing customers to customize almost all the dresses on their website. Finding the perfect dress has never been easier because you can easily customize neckline, sleeve style/length, and dress length with a few clicks. Plus these fabulous frocks come with pockets so you don’t have to worry about having a place to store the things you need to party the night away at your holiday parties. Check out all the amazing designs eShakti has to offer today!Special Note: New Users get a special discount so make sure to create your account when you are shopping!
Outdoor Fun Gift Ideas
SJ Works Saddle Pouch Bicycle First Aid Kit – Make sure that you are protected while riding your bike with this first aid kit that securely hooks to your bicycle bar in a variety of positions. While many seats will accommodate the kit on the back of the bike, we also found that it fit in the middle of my husband’s bike which made it more convenient for him when riding. This first aid kit has a large reflected area on the bag to help provide visibility in darker areas and fits a majority of biking seats. As a bonus the kit also contains an emergency bike light. The kit is fully loaded with antiseptic towelettes, bandages of every size, wound closures, pads, tape, emergency blanket, Red Cross first aid guide, and 3.5mm headphone extension cord for your phone. There is even room to store your phone in the kit while riding to keep your hands free. This bicycle first aid kit is one of several designs by SJ Works. Choose the smart phone solution, classic bicycle first aid kit, or saddlebag kit. Purchase your Saddle Pouch Bicycle First Aid Kit and make sure you and your loved ones are prepared at all times HERE!
Flybar Maverick Pogo Stick – The Maverick is a great introduction pogo stick for kids between the ages of 5-9. It has a wider bounce tip and wider footpegs to help stabilize jumping for longer bounce sessions. The handles on the Maverick Pogo feature a comfortable and durable rubber hand grip to make it easy to hold on when flying high. It is a great way to get the kids off the couch and outside burning energy. They can easily burn 150 calories with just 15 minutes of play time.
Swurfer Kiwi Baby Swing – Swurfer has expanded its line and the Swurfer Kiwi is poised to be the premium baby swing out there. With a sleek modern look, the Kiwi can be hung inside as well as outside. The three-point safety harness keeps your kids locked into the Kiwi at all times. The fully adjustable design can be modified to ensure one-year-olds and toddlers alike are completely held inplace at all times, no matter what.
Holiday Baking, Dining, and Entertaining -Food and Drink Gift Ideas
Crave Brothers – Give the gift of cheese this holiday season with gourmet holiday cheese gift boxes. Crave Brothers makes their cheese from the milk of the Crave family’s own dairy herd. Their farmstead cheese-making facility uses 100 percent green power, and practices water conservation and recycling. All three gift box choices this year feature a taste of what sets Crave Brothers Cheese apart. Choose from The Crave Sampler which includes Farmers Rope String Cheese, sweet Marscarpone, Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, and Cheddar Cheese Curds; Crave Brothers Mascarpone Pie Kit which includes one Oreo Pie Crust, one bag of Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate (12 ounces), and 2 containers of Mascarpone Cheese (1 pound), plus a recipe card; and/or the Crave Mascarpone Caramel Sauce with Candied Pecans which comes with Mascarpone Cheese,Candied Pecans, and recipe card to create a decadent but simple sauce perfect for all your holiday desserts. Shop all the Crave Brothers products online.
Sitka Salmon Shares – Enjoy amazing wild-caught salmon and seafood from the pristine waters of South Alaska and the North Pacific. It is caught sustainably and harvested using hook and line methods to minimize negative ecological impact. Also each fish is traceable to the boats of the fishermen-owners and trusted community partners. They operate on a fisherman-centered idea and the fish is caught by one of their own fisherman-owners or partner fishermen. Fishermen ownership makes them distinct from their competition and creates a more just system that values hard work, high-quality fish, and low-impact harvesting methods. The fishermen receive an average of 20-30% more for their harvest, which can equate to an extra $10,000 in income in a given season. The fish is blast-frozen at peak of freshness to ensure the highest quality. Receive your salmon right at your door with recipes and a newsletter about the fishermen who caught that month’s share. Learn more about Sitka Salmon Shares by visiting them online HERE!
For a limited time, use this special discount code – SITKA25 -and receive $25 off any 2020 Premium Sitka Seafood Share.
Kernel Season’s Popcorn Seasons – Say good-bye to boring popcorn when you discover the amazing varieties of Kernel Season’s Popcorn Seasonings. Kernel Seasons goes beyond the basic butter, white cheddar, and kettle corn to bring you a wide variety of flavors in a variety of categories. These flavors are available in a convenient shaker bottle so you can enjoy them at home or on the go. No matter what you are craving there is a flavor for you in a variety of sweet, savory, spicy, cheesy, and gooey flavors. Some popular flavors include Buffalo Wing, Bacon Cheddar, Cheesy Caramel Corn, Garlic & Parmesan, and many, many more. You can even dress up your popcorn with a Discover all the flavors available online at Kernel Seasons today.Don’t forget to check out their full line which include popcorn, popcorn spritzer, and more.
Tasty Shakes – Take your breakfast to the next level with Tasty Shakes, Oatmeal Mix-Ins by the creators of Kernel Seasons. These taste toppings come in a convenient shaker style bottle and offer an easy way to sweeten up old-fashioned oats with a quick shake of their seasonings. They come in a wide variety of flavors perfect for fall including Maple Brown Sugar, Apple Cinnamon, Cinnamon Spice, Strawberries & Cream and more. Discover all the amazing flavors available and purchase your favorites today online HERE.
Steeped Coffee- A new way to enjoy a single serving of coffee without the waste of unrecyclable pods is on the market. The single size serve bags, are brewed similar to a tea bag. The full immersion filter bags are made of renewable and compostable material so there is no need for additional items in the landfill. Steeped Coffee uses specialty coffee directly sourced from farmers and is available in five roasts. Choose from light, medium, dark, French roast, and a single-origin Swiss Water Process decaf. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee at home or on the go without the waste thanks to Steeped Coffee. Learn more about this company and shop online at Steeped Coffee today.
Butter of Europe – European-style butter is nothing like what you’ve experienced before; it’s delicate, it’s aromatic and it’s now available in the United States. The release in the United States is funded by The French Dairy Inter-Branch Organization (CNIEL) and the European Union, with the goal to change the way you cook and eat your food. Make sure your holiday eats and treats start with this amazing butter that provides you with a taste that rivals no other.
Pereg Natural Foods & Spices – Pereg has been selling the pure spices and spice blends for over 60 years and have added an array of all-natural products that includes ancient grains and ancient grain blends, gluten free pasta, couscous, rice, gluten-free cereal and much more. Pereg Natural Foods products are available at select retailers throughout the US and Canada, and on their website, .
Mighty Sesame Co. – Tahini is a superfood. Loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals, it’s a great alternative for those with nut allergies and provides a boost of energy. The Mighty Sesame Company’s versatile Tahini, sold in convenient squeeze bottles, are at home in savory and sweet dishes alike. Creamy and decadent, Mighty Sesame Co. organic, squeezable & ready-to-us tahini is made from 100% slow-roasted sesame seeds to be enjoyed 100% guilt-free: it’s organic, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, kosher, and halal.
Mighty Sesame TahiniBars® are available in a 6-bar package and come in three flavors. Choose from Pistachio, Vanilla, and/or Cocoa Nibs. These super seed sesame bars are only 100 calories per bar and are gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher, and vegan.
Mighty Sesame TahiniBars® in the 6-bar package and Mighty Sesame Co. organic, squeezable & ready-to-use tahini are available at Walmart stores nationwide. Additionally, Mighty Sesame brand TahiniBars® and Tahini Squeeze and Serve bottles are available at Whole Foods, Publix, Wegman’s, Walmart, Meijer, and Amazon, as well as independent food stores across the U.S.
AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate – Discover amazing chocolate products from a company that approaches chocolate with an artisinal and authentic approach. American Heritage® Chocolate is a division of Mars Wrigley Confectionery and features chocolate fashioned off ingredient lists from the 1750’s. This decadent chocolate is available in a variety of forms including Tablet Bars and Tasting Squares that are perfect for those looking for a unique chocolate experience that can literally take you back in time. One bite is like a tasty history lesson that everyone wants to sit in on. Baking is also easier thanks to the American Heritage® Chocolate Finely Grated Chocolate . Celebrate the end of summer, back to school season, or the holidays with amazing recipes like this Chocolate Banana Nut Bread or Monticello Historic Chocolate Ice Cream. These products and others are available at over 200 living history sites, museums, and specialty gift shops across the states. Find the location nearest you by checking their store locator and shop for new products online at Amazon.com.
Wonder Melon – Wonder Melon™, the latest thirst-quencher for those seeking clean, uniquely flavorful new refreshment options. Wonder Melon™ is made from 100% organic cold-pressed juice with no added sugar, artificial ingredients, or artificial colorings. Wonder Melon beverages are a healthy game-changer that comes in two exciting varieties: Watermelon Cucumber Basil is a delightfully cool concoction of real watermelon juice, lemon juice, apple juice, cucumber juice, and basil, with only 80 calories per 8.45 oz. bottle. Watermelon Lemon Cayenne wakes up the taste buds with real watermelon juice, lemon juice, apple juice, and a dash of cayenne at just 100 calories per 8.45 oz. bottle.
Both varieties are non-GMO verified, certified Fair Trade, USDA organic, certified OU kosher and non-dairy. Packaged 6 bottles per case, Wonder Melon™ is available in the refrigerator section at Shop-Rite, Fairway, Best Market, independent grocers and Amazon.
Safe Catch – Safe Catch makes the first 100% mercury tested tuna that is gluten free, Certified Paleo and Non-GMO. They are the only company tto test ALL of their fish for mercury. Along with a wide variety of tuna products, Safe Catch also offers wild salmon and wild sardines that are put through the same processes as their tuna. All their products are sustainably caught, dolphin safe, and there are no additives or fillers in any of their unseasoned products. Plus Safe Catch retains more Omega 3s than other conventional tuna products due to their preparation methods. There is no need to drain or rinse before eating. Their tuna, salmon, and sardines are safe to eat right from the can or you can add it to your favorite recipes. Looking for recipe inspiration check out these delicious recipes from Safe Catch. Shop for Safe Catch online at their website or discover where you can find it in stores near you.
Crunchies Fruit – Upgrade your holiday dishes and your snacking options with Crunchies’ freeze-dried fruit. They are a convenient, all-natural way to add color, flavor, texture and nutrients to your favorite dishes. Available in a variety of flavors including Cinnamon Apple, Mango, Strawberry-Banana, Mixed Fruit, and Strawberry. Crunchies are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, kosher & halal certified and made with one simple ingredient – fresh fruit! Aside from being great inclusions as a topping, freeze-dried fruits also make for the perfect main ingredient (and is less wet than traditional fruit for an easier bake), like this Apple Pie Cookies
Gift Ideas for Animal Lovers
Basepaws – DNA testing is not just for human’s anymore. Thanks to the folks at Basepaws, you can now get your cat’s DNA tested so that you can help your feline friend live a long and healthy live. Basepaws gets DNA from your cat’s cheek cells that rub off onto a cotton swab. The swab is then sent to their facilities in Los Angeles where they remove the DNA and test it. Basepaws takes this DNA and uses sequencing machines to read and record these letters. Basepaws uses your cat’s information to generate an easy-to-read report about their DNA. Your cat’s first report will include useful information about their breed and an interesting similarity to wildcats. Here is an example of the first personalized Basepaws report that you will receive: https://cdn.basepaws.com/report/sample.html. In addition to your cat’s personalized report the Basepaws kit includes: membership in the Basepaws community, report updates, personalized recommendations, access to the latest research on cat science, tools to connect owners of similar cats, and discounts on future products that will be specifically formulated for your cat’s genetic needs receiving constant updates. To learn more about how knowing your cat’s DNA can help you provide a better life for them and to order your Basepaws kit visit them online here-> BASEPAWS
Book Suggestions for the Book Lover
QUANTUM – A Captain Chase Novel by Patricia Cornwell – QUANTUM features Captain Calli Chase, a NASA test pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator. Growing up just outside NASA Langley in Hamptom, Virginia, she and her twin sister have long had their sights set on going to space. On the eve of a top-secret space mission, Calli detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below NASA’s research center. She knows that there are no accident in the high security, high tech facility, and that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences. As it turns out, the danger is worse than she thought. A splatter of dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide – a series of disturbing clues that point to Calli’s identical twin, Carme, who’s been MIA for days. Desperate to halt the countdown to disaster and clear her sister’s name, Captain Chase digs deep into her vast cyber security knowledge and painful past in search of answers to her twin’s erratic conduct.
An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History of Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World (Leather-bound Classics) by David Day – The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations—the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle—and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations.
Disney Stories for 3-Year-Olds – From Peter Pan to 101 Dalmatians, three-year-olds will be introduced to wonderful Disney adventures in this hardcover Disney story book. This treasury includes fourteen classic Disney stories retold and simplified for a younger audience. With the same spirit as the extended versions and paired with colorful illustrations, this book is perfect for parents introducing their children to classic Disney adventures. With fourteen stories to choose from, youngsters can treat themselves to a favorite Disney classic story anytime!
Disney Stories for 2-Year Olds -This hardcover book includes fourteen stories with short, simplified text and bright illustrations, perfect for youngsters to follow along as parents introduce the adventures of Mickey and his friends. Whether it’s a camping adventure, the story of when Mickey first met Pluto, or a case of missing flowers from Minnie’s garden, this collectible makes a perfect gift for anyone turning two!
Big Cat – Isobel’s grandma has lost her glasses and she can’t see a thing without them. While Isobel and Gran are in the garden searching for the glasses, they come across a cat. A very big cat. A very big and friendly cat. The big cat moves in with them, much to the disgust of all gran’s other cats. He might be good fun, but he takes up lots of space and eats every scrap of food. Eventually the new cat’s mom and dad turn up, looking for their missing son. And they just happen to have found gran’s glasses too. The tiger family are delighted to be reunited–and gran now sees that she’s been sharing her house with… a tiger!
All Around Bustletown Winter – Winter has arrived and everywhere you look people are embracing the season. At home there’s baking, reading, and sleeping in, while on the farm the fields are fallow and quiet. Outside people are bundled up against the cold as they are skating, sledding, and running to catch a crowded bus. The town’s buildings are alive with activity–piano lessons, a dentist appointment, shopping for presents, and visiting the museum. And if you look closer, you’ll recognize the same characters on page after page, each with their own story. Wilfred the jogger has lost his keys, and Erica is shopping for a Christmas tree. Each minutely detailed scene is bursting with different people, such as a cheerful lady with an umbrella and a young violinist, as well as animals and birds. In the tradition of Richard Scarry and Where’s Waldo, this book encourages kids to return again and again to these charming spreads, following along with the characters and inventing their own stories. They’ll recognize parts of their own world, while also learning about the endless ways we live, work, and play in the winter.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas – This delightful book presents a carefully curated collection of inspirational, meaningful and fun quotes celebrating the spirit of the holidays. Chock full of holiday sentiments and joyous words, this Christmas quote book is the perfect stocking stuffer book for the season
THE STATUES OF CENTRAL PARK is the extraordinary photographic tribute to one of the world’s most popular recreational destinations and public spaces: New York City’s Central Park. It contains spectacular photography of the Park’s statues and monuments along with full descriptions of each piece’s unique and interesting histories.