The holiday season is here! With Thanksgiving behind us, it is time to get serious about holiday shopping. Last week we launched our annual gift guide. It is packed with gorgeous gift ideas for everyone on your list. Not only will it make your holidays shopping much easier, but we know you'll find truly special gifts that are all about the "wow".
In the spirit of giving we are saying Happy Holidays with our awesome giveaway! We bring you plenty of holiday trends in this Holiday Giveaway. It is packed with gift ideas and prizes with a little something for everyone. Having little children around really makes the holidays extra special for me. I have to say, that I may love preschool for the simple fact that almost every project involves my little one's handprints. Sentimentality always wins in our book and Pearhead offers just the right mix of sweetness to make even the grinch swoon. It's no wonder I am especially psyched about this DIY handprint ornament that I know I will be cherishing for years to come ever! Pearhead has quality, genuine products to celebrate your special moments in life. For the holidays, we are loving the festive photo frames, photo props, a must-have countdown to Christmas chalkboard plaque and of course, a ceramic milk jug & plate set to leave out cookies & milk for Santa and keep up the nostalgic holiday tradition. And of course, to go with cookies, you'll need to curl up with a good book. We love, what we know will soon be your new fave book,River Rose and The Magical Lullaby by Kelly Clarkson. This sweet story is inspired by Ms. Clarkson's own daughter, River Rose. The book comes complete with a link so you can listen to an original lullaby written and performed by Kelly herself. Every parent can relate to this story about a little one so excited for the next day's adventure that she can not seem to fall asleep. Mom sings her a magical (rhyming) lullaby that sends her on a dream adventure and gets the shut-eye she needs for her big outing to the zoo. The original lullaby by Kelly Clarkson is as comforting when read or listened to and River Rose and The Magical Lullaby is sure to please both parents and kids alike. And since we are all about spotting the latest trends, we can't wait to stuff stockings with StickerBeans™ rhinestone stickers. Kids, teens and especially tweens love to personalize everything they own and StickerBeans™ brings their personal style to just about anything from notebooks to laptops to phones! Choose from cute, cool, animal-inspired, emoji-themed stickers (and more) in a variety of sizes from 2" to Jumbo Wall Art Stickers! (You can even get a StickerBeans™ book for collecting, sharing and trading!) Let their creativity (and even your own!) run wild and transform belongings into one-of-a-kind sparkly reflections of you. Sometimes a gift from an experienced mama is all you need to make the holidays magical. As a mama to three, the "snack tweat" from Ubbi has proven to be the best snack container, with its easy to hold design, stay closed lid (even when tossed!) and fun, modern colors. We gift it to all our new parents. The Ubbi Tweat is an innovative snack container that combines playfulness and functionality making snack time enjoyable for both parents and children. And when it comes to keeping the nursery, stink-free, the Ubbi diaper pail is up top the challenge. It's made of powder-coated steel to achieve maximum odor control. It is equipped with rubber seals that are strategically designed to lock in odors as well as a sliding lid that minimizes air disruption, keeping the smell inside the pail. Now how's that for Christmas magic?! Now that the holiday are in full swing, you'll need to make sure your undergarments work with your wardrobe. I love the freedom a long-lasting (reusable!) Nudwear backless, strapless bra gives me as you can wear anything without unsightly straps and the stay put design lets you focus your attention on the festivities. The compact design and included carrying case make it an ideal gift for those traveling gals. And for the nursing mama, Daisies Maternity Petals are reusable leak-proof nursing pads made from premium grade silicon that not only have a smooth finish under clothes, but are comfy and easy to wear.
To encourage your little one to drink their milk, we are loving the adorable cup from JJ Rabbit. This fun cup boasts an array of fun colors and a surprise friend when your little one gets near the bottom. First comes sippy cups, then comes CUPPIES®~perfect when it is time to transition to a real cup; but, how do you do that without taking away the security and comfort of a sippy cup? With a hidden animal at the bottom of each CUPPIES®, your little ones will finish every time to see their favorite friend!
and what about the mama to be? It is always hard to find just the gift for the expectant mama. A belly blanket from Belly Armor is a just right gift that will get hours of use. Luxurious cotton micro-fleece and satin together with RadiaShield® Fabric make this blanket a convenient and unobtrusive way to protect the child within against the risks of everyday radiation. Easily portable in your handbag, this blanket is ideal for both the home and the office. With the highest quality textiles and the always reliable protection of RadiaShield®, you will fall in love with this ultra-soft protector from Belly Armor. We love the gift of personalization. Impress your guests with soaps engraved with your family name or message-or give them as a one-of-a-kind gift from Gifts.com. Made in the most earth-friendly way, these creamy, luxurious, triple-milled bars make an elegant way to indulge in a daily dose of personal pampering.
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How about a spot of tea? Your little darling will delight in the musical, mobile tea cart featuring Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and of course, Chip. The Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest Singing Tea Cart inspires pretend play and engages the imagination. Roll the tea cart to hear Lumiere sing Be Our Guest and see his light-up ''flames'' flicker. The invitations and place cards add an extra special touch to ensure the perfect tea party. As much as I love to encourage my daughter's love for art, I find myself stressing over the mess! But, worry-no more with mess-free creativity from Kwik Stix. A beautiful array of colors makes these one-of-a-kind paint sticks a holiday must-have whether doodling or finishing a masterpiece. Kwik Stix are solid tempera paint sticks that are non-toxic, super easy to use (they're twistable!) and work on paper, canvas, posters, and even wood. The best part? They dry in 90 seconds. Kwik Stix don't require any cups, smocks brushes or water and truly look and feel like paint. The vibrant, classic colors won't fade or crack. Simply uncap, twist, and paint! Kwik Stix make for easy creating whether at home or on the go! Minted's Holiday Card collection launched and features their most elegant and high quality cards to date - exclusively created byMinted'sglobal community of independent designers. There are some plenty of designs to love, and that would be perfect for your holiday cards this season.
I love when innovation meets design. I am constantly grabbing for a hair tie, but find wearing one on my wrist unappealing. The awesome two-in-one bangle from Go Girl Design is a fun, functional bangle with a hair tie built in! The Busy Girl Bangle can be ready when you are with its stylish, removable rope chains and hair tie. The hair tie is hidden in the design, providing easy convenience for any girl-on-the-go. The Go Girl Design bangle adds the perfect amount of bling for the office, class, shopping or happy hour.
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