Holiday Gift Guide — Cool Gifts For The Hard To Buy For!

Still looking for that perfect gift?  There are so many great, unusual gifts out there that are perfect for the amazing people on your list!

Below is a natural beauty subscription box, a gorgeous watch and classic cookies. They would all make great gifts:

Goodbeing Subscription Box
Goodbeing Subscription Box

Goodbeing is a trial and discovery service providing expertly curated, trial sized healthy beauty (ie: screened for less than healthy ingredients), personal care and natural wellness products.

Not your average beauty subscription service, Goodbeing rigorously pre-screens every product, ensuring only cleaner, high performance beauty & wellness products make the cut.  What’s more, Goodbeing customizes more heavily than most – allowing members to opt in or out of entire categories of products and to specify their unique skin, hair & makeup needs and preferences for a truly personalized experience.

Goodbeing allows members to choose their box type – All Beauty, All Wellness (coming soon) or a Combo Box and allows members to choose 1-2 of the items they receive each month, or, they can opt out to retain the surprise.

With plans as low as $5.95 per month (new A Little Goodbeing option launching soon) to $21 a month (standard Goodbeing monthly plan) it’s ideal for holiday giving.

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Timex Miami Chronograph
Timex Miami Chronograph

Timex Miami Chronograph ($95 USD) –This gorgeous watch comes with the following features:

  • Sleek Sophisticated Design
  • Chronograph Measures to 1/20th Second
  • 42mm Case Size
  • Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • Quick-Date® Feature
  • 30 Meter Water Resistance

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Malt Shop Cookies
Malt Shop Cookies

Malt Shop Cookies (in tins from $24.99 to $39.99) Malted Milk is best known as that sweet, finishing touch flavor that gave birth to every Malt Shop, Soda Fountain, Diner and Lunch Counter all across the USA. But Malted Milk also acts as its own all natural, preservative. No artificial stuff needed. So your cookies stay soft and fresh. And yes, all of the cookies are completely all natural.

Each order will arrive at the recipient’s doorstep in a beautiful gift bag or gift tin that has been completely customized by you with a picture and message that’s right on The Gift bag or Gift Tin. Send photos of you, the kids, the dog, the cat –whatever you like. Then let the Malted Milk cookies do the rest.

Malt Shop Cookies are currently available in three unique flavors:
• Double Chocolate with Malted Milk
• Chocolate Chip with Malted Milk
• Mocha Chocolate with Malted Milk

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Stocking Stuffers For Him

Looking for fun stocking stuffers for the man in your life (husband, boyfriend, son, dad or friend)?  There are lots of good little gifts out there.  It can be challenging, but I have some great ideas!

I hope my husband doesn’t read this post because some of the following items are going in his stocking this year:

Cross Click Star Wars Collection Stormtrooper Pen
Cross Click Star Wars Collection Stormtrooper Pen

Cross Click Star Wars Collection Stormtrooper Pen ($45 USD) — I know that this isn’t only for men, but my hubby will love!  Our popular Click pen now comes in a special collection honoring the original Star Wars film trilogy. Created with an appreciation for quality craftsmanship and writing finesse, these themed pens feature the color palettes of three major characters, as well as an emblem and design overlays to bring the spirit of each to life. And Click’s smooth gel-ink technology lets Star Wars write effortlessly, even at lightspeed.

  • Finishes were inspired by signature colors of Darth Vader, C-3PO, and the Stormtroopers
  • Highly polished lacquer adds imperial elegance
  • Each pen features a themed character emblem and design details
  • Easy-to-use “click” mechanism
  • Smooth-flowing gel ink technology for a superior writing experience
  • Each pen is showcased in a coordinating character-themed gift box

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Foster Grant Sampson Readers in Gunmetal
Foster Grant Sampson Readers in Gunmetal

Foster Grant Sampson Readers in Gunmetal ($34.99 on sale for 17.99 USD) — Foster Grant e.Readers feature an advanced lens technology incorporating patented technology to help reduce harmful blue light. The new Foster Grant e.readers help reduce harmful blue light transmission in the 400 to 450 nanometer range of the visible light spectrum. Foster Grant e.readers also help reduce screen glare and eye strain, are scratch-resistant and improve contrast.

These are really nice.  They look great and work so well.  My husband will love them!

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Das Boom West Indies Body Brick
Das Boom West Indies Body Brick

Das Boom West Indies Body Brick ($22 USD) — Infused with essences of bay rum, smoke and dirt, this earthy yet refreshing blend is inspired by nights carousing by bonfires on the islands of the Caribbean. Double down with this 2-in-1 body soap and sponge.

This seems like something a man would love!  I haven’t tried these, but I have tried a different sponge with soap in it, and I really like how it works.

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CVS Platinum Whitening Kit
CVS Platinum Whitening Kit

CVS Platinum Whitening Kit ($24.99 USD) — Dazzling teeth are quick and easy with the CVS Health”‘ Platinum Whitening Kit. The soft, flexible tray comes pre-filled with the same peppermint-flavored, professional-strength whitening formula used by dentists; no boiling or molding required. Visible results in just 20 minutes.
25% Carbamide peroxide

  • Removes years of stains
  • Includes 2 bonus treatments
  • Includes bonus refill syringe with up to 2 additional whitening treatments
  • Made in the USA

This is really easy to use and whitens so well!  Just follow the directions and in 20 minutes — white teeth.  This is a great gift for men and women!

Purchase at CVS stores and

What are you giving the men in your life?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Personalized Gifts

You know I love giving beauty gifts, but sometimes it’s fun to give something different.  Personalized gifts let the recipient know that you are thinking about them so much you made something just for them!

Below are three great ideas to make online and have printed and sent to you. is a really cool website that makes custom products easy for anyone to create.

I received codes to create gifts for my honest review.  I have made two projects so far and really enjoyed creating them.

Above are the two projects I have completed.  The first one is a 50×60 fleece blanket.  I placed photos of my family and pets on it.  The photos ended up arranged differently than I wanted,  but that was probably user error.  It’s very cool up close!  The project on the right is a photo album.  It is so pretty, the photos look amazing in it!

I highly recommend this site.  Plus, when you visit it, you get a coupon for 60% off of your first purchase.  If you buy something, you also get great coupons by email.

Keep Calm and Color On
Keep Calm and Color On

Put Me In The Story, the #1 personalized books site in the U.S., now carries the first-ever personalized adult coloring book – Keep Calm and Color On by Illustrator Katie Martin. 

Color your stress away in this personalized coloring book where beautiful coloring pages are peppered with inspiring quotes to calm your mind and lift your spirits.  

A great personalized gift for the holidays, each copy of Keep Calm and Color On is personalized with your name on the front and back cover, a special dedication page, and a coloring page where your name is a part of the illustration. Keep Calm and Color On is the only adult coloring book that features YOU!

I received a free code to create this and it was so easy.  I just had to put in the name I wanted to use and then a dedication.  I received it and it’s really nice.  My recipient will enjoy coloring it!


AwesomeBox is a fun new twist on group gift-giving that will surprise, delight and warm the heart of someone special. AwesomeBox captures those moments that no one can buy — the best memories, stories and photos packaged in a one-of-a-kind printed gift that everyone creates together.

Invite friends, colleagues and family to share unique memories of your someone special — photos, inside jokes, poems or moments — that when put together, paint wonderful stories. They can upload tributes, memories, messages and photos, and AwesomeBox turns those into beautifully printed cards that weave a personalized tale of your memory, vividly showing the recipient just how special they are.

It’s easy to start and takes just minutes to make! Friends and family upload messages and photos — even from Facebook — AwesomeBox then transforms those favorite moments into colorful double-sided cards that are then stacked in a stylish box and shipped to the AwesomeBox recipient.

I haven’t seen one of these in person, but I think it’s a very original idea. I don’t think it would take too long to make and the person receiving it would love it forever!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Bath and Body Products From Soaptopia, Yves Rocher, Aerin and Fresh

When you don’t know what to get the ladies in your life, try a bath and body set.  I know I love to receive these, since pampering myself is such a luxury.

There are so many different price ranges and types of bath products to give.  Below is a natural bath set, affordable bath and body products, luxe bath and candles and sugar scrubs that will leave her feeling soft:

Soaptopia Soap Day
Soaptopia Spa Day

Soaptopia Spa Day ($50.50 USD) — More relaxing than a day at the beach. What’s better than a gift certificate for a free massage? All the goodies for all-over relaxation!

Spa Day Set Includes:

(1) 6-7 ounce bar of Artisan Soap
(1) Massage Candle
(1) 16-ounce bag of Salt Soak Bath Salts
(1) Alotta Bubbles Bubble Bath

Choose from one of our flavor families —  Orange, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rozilla (Rose Geranium & Vanilla), Rose, Grapefruit, Lime & Coconut, Hippeee (Patchoulli & Cedar), Black Spruce & Lavender, and Vanilla.

These are wonderful handmade, natural bath products and smell so fresh! I love the Alotta Bubble Bath, you do get a lot of bubbles!  And the massage candle is a neat idea, once it melts down you can use it as a massage oil.  This is the perfect gift for the lady who loves natural products.

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Candied Orange & Almond Holiday Collection
Candied Orange & Almond Holiday Collection

Candied Orange & Almond Holiday Collection ($20 USD) — Treat yourself or offer this pampering Candied Orange & Almond Holiday Collection that comes with a cute FREE cosmetic case. Delicious scented formulas will instantly lift holiday spirits!

This Collection includes:
– Candied Orange & Almond Liquid Hand Soap, 200 ml / 6.7 fl.oz. Pump-bottle
– Candied Orange & Almond Nourishing Lip Balm, 0.17 oz. / 4,8 g Stick
– Candied Orange & Almond Perfumed Body Lotion, 6.7 fl. oz./200 ml bottle
– Candied Orange & Almond Hand Cream, 2.5 fl. oz./75 ml tube
– Candied Orange & Almond Shower & Bath Gel, 6.7 fl. oz./200 ml bottle
– Candied Orange & Almond Exfoliating Bubble for Bath, 8.4 fl. oz. / 250 ml Bottle
– FREE Cosmetic case

I love this scent and this collection is such a great deal! You get so much for the price.  This would be an amazing teacher gift.  Yves Rocher also has other festive scents, my other favorite is Candied Orange and Cinnamon.

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AERIN Rose de Grasse Collection
AERIN Rose de Grasse Collection

AERIN Rose de Grasse Collection — The collection includes AERIN’s creamy Rose de Grasse Body Wash to softly cleanse skin and AERIN’s rich Rose de Grasse Body Cream that drenches skin in moisture – both lightly scent the body with a delicate hint of the AERIN Rose de Grasse scent. The collection further celebrates the rose with the premier fragrance, Rose de Grasse captured in a luxurious candle. Appealing to all the senses, AERIN’s Rose de Grasse Candle transforms any room into a garden of roses.


  • Rose de Grasse Body Cream, $80
  • Rose de Grasse Body Wash, $60
  • Rose de Grasse Candle, $65

I haven’t tried this scent or collection yet, but I think it sounds amazing.  If you love rose scents, try these.  They might be perfect for your mother or mother-in-law.

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Fresh Sugar Indulgence
Fresh Sugar Indulgence

Fresh Sugar Indulgence ($54, a $75 value) — Experience the sweet sensation of head-to-toe nourishment with these bestselling formulas from the iconic Sugar Collection. Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 is a nourishing blend that moisturizes, protects, and smooths the lips. Sugar Face Polish is a gentle exfoliating mask made with real brown sugar that instantly softens and smooths all skin types for a more radiant complexion. Brown Sugar Body Polish is the original, natural sugar exfoliant that combines real brown sugar crystals with precious oils for soft, radiant skin.

This set contains:
– 1 oz Sugar Face Polish
– 7 oz Brown Sugar Body Polish
– 0.15 oz Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Untinted

Any lady would love this luxurious gift!  These scrubs leave skin so soft and smell delicious.  Plus, the lip treatment leaves lip moisturized and help keep them from chapping in the cold air.

Available at Sephora and other fine beauty stores

Let me know what bath products you are giving this holiday season!