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2019 Holiday Gift Guide – Ideas for the Entire Family
Build-A-Bear Peppermint Twist Sloth Holiday Party Gift Set
If you’re looking for a unique, customizable gift for a kid in your life, Build-A-Bear has you covered! Sloths are having their moment in the spotlight right now, aren’t they? I think this Peppermint Twist Sloth Holiday Party Gift Set is just ADORABLE! My littlest nephew, Teddy, is going to love him. His fur has peppermint stripes, and his paws have velcro so he can give hugs. He comes with a super festive (and quite dapper) holiday party suit. And you can even add sounds (a personalized message or pre-recorded sound) and a scent (where was this when I was a kid?)! Build-A-Bear has lots of other cuddly critters to choose from too.
Special Offer: Get $5 off a purchase of $25 or more with code BEARYMERRY at buildabear.com or at your nearest Workshop! Some exclusions apply, see full details at buildabear.com/offers.
No Nonsense Soft & Breathable Socks
Okay this one is funny to me, because when I was a kid ALL my dad ever asked for during the holidays was socks! We thought he was crazy, but now that I’m an adult, I TOTALLY GET IT! I was legitimately overjoyed to receive these No Nonsense Soft & Breathable Socks from Babbleboxx, because lately I’ve been working out more often, and I can never find any clean socks. Seriously – does the washing machine eat them? I will never understand where they go! They come in No Show and Quarter Top options – in black and white. Like the name, they are actually SUPER soft, as well as moisture-wicking and ventilated (no one wants sweaty feet). My husband is Jewish, and the joke in his family is that everyone gets socks for Hannukah! These make a great stocking stuffer too. No matter who you are, or what you celebrate, everyone can appreciate new socks!
Aftershokz Air – Bone Conductive Wireless Headphones
Okay first I’m going to tell you why these amazing Aftershokz headphones were created and why you may want to gift them (or buy them for yourself), and THEN I’m going to tell you the surprise benefit I found for these!
First off, these “bone conductive headphones” conduct sound through the bones in your head (really!), so they are worn differently than normal headphones. You place the speakers right above your ears (not in them), and the strap wraps around the back of your head. My husband loves them because normal headphones never seem to fit in his ears. These are lightweight and easier than his big, bulky over-ear headphones to wear while working out.
They were made for athletes and runners, because they allow you to listen to music while still being alert to ambient sounds (which is much safer when you’re out running or working out in public). Plus, they are water resistant and they don’t fall off when you move. They are also great for office workers who want to listen to some tunes without bothering coworkers, but also be alert when the phone rings or someone needs them!
But the exciting thing I discovered is that these headphones help my migraines! Yep, that’s right. They gently vibrate with the music, which is probably not something you’d ever notice. But I put them on when I had a headache, and I found that I didn’t want to take them off! Even better, I found some binaural beats (40 Hz is a good one for me) and meditations on Spotify, and WOW – new migraine hack!
You can pair these wireless headphones to your phone with Bluetooth. Then, while you’re wearing them, you can easily switch songs, pause the music, change the EQ or volume, and even take calls by pushing a button.
SPECIAL OFFER: Babbleboxx has teamed up with Aftershokz this season to #GiveGoodVibez. Purchase any wireless headphone and get an Open-Box Titanium headphone FREE. Gift your extra pair to someone special to brighten their day. Use code GGVBABBLE for $50 off all wireless bundles! (Not available during Black Friday/Cyber Monday.)
Maglite Preparedness Flashlight and Everyday Carry Sets
Okay so normally you see pictures of tool sets and flashlights and things like that and you think, “gifts for dads.” Okay sure, but there’s no reason why women wouldn’t like to have these too. Gregg and I have been on a preparedness kick since the latest California wildfires (we’ve got fires, mudslides, earthquakes, power outages – lots of fun stuff…). So we were equally excited about these Maglite flashlight sets.
I’m not what you’d call an “outdoorsy” girl, but even I know that Maglite is a trusted name. They make reliable and sturdy products. The ML50 Roadside Safety Pack comes with a C-Cell LED flashlight, two Energizer C batteries, a cone and a mounting kit. The cone is really cool and something I hadn’t seen before. It easily attaches to the flashlight and boom – instant red light that you can use to flag down help if your car dies, or use as a flare at night. We are keeping this one in our car, but with the batteries OUTSIDE of the flashlight so they will be fresh if an emergency happens. The Solitaire LED/Gerber US 1 set comes with a small flashlight for your keyring (I immediately added it to my car keychain) and a utility knife (which is going in my emergency car kit). Great stocking stuffer ideas!
Special Offer: Use code MAGBB19 for 15% off online orders. Some restrictions apply. Outlet, seasonal shop and discounted items excluded. Cannot be combined with another offer or discounted item. U. S. Shipping addresses only. Promotion available for limited time. Expires: 12/31/2019.
Aura Analog Photo Frame
Aura makes digital and analog photo frames. The Aura Analog photo frame comes with a cool print subscription service. It’s perfect for grandparents, because you can gift them the frame and 5 prints, and then sign up for the monthly service, so they get 5 NEW prints each month in the mail! You can put a landscape or portrait print into the carved white stone frame, plus there’s space in the back to put a year’s worth of prints (60), so you have a place to store them, and you can change them out whenever you like.
The app makes it easy to choose photos right from your phone to send as a monthly gift (or to yourself). There’s no editing involved – just choose the photos you want, and Aura prints and sends them in the mail! The monthly subscription is just $7.99 per month.
Charlee Bear Dog Treats
This list wouldn’t be complete without something for your furry, four-legged friends, now would it? As you can see from the photos, Charlee Bear dog treats are a BIG HIT with my pooch, Riley! There are freeze-dried, grain-free meaty bites, which are perfect for dogs with allergies and sensitivities (like Riley who has Cushings and associated skin issues). And the Bearnola Bites have yummy, veg options that mimic Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, like cranberry cobbler, blueberry pie, and pumpkin spice dog treats! These treats are made without corn, soy, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They are made in the USA by a family-owned company. Riley gives these two paws up!
The Animal’s Companion book by Jacky Colliss Harvey
And last, but certainly not least is the perfect pet gift book for your animal loving family and friends. The Animal’s Companion book by New York Times bestselling author, Jacky Colliss Harvey, is a heartwarming history lesson that explores the connections humans have with their pets, and how keeping pets around actually makes us human. It’s a history that can be traced back to a cave in France where anthropologists discovered evidence of a boy and his dog taking a walk together — 26,000 years ago. Harvey explores relationships between pets and famous and eccentric people. There are some full-color photos included. This is definitely going to be coming with me on the plane to read on my way to visit family for the holidays. I think it will make a great re-gift when I finish reading it too!
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive – Aura Analog Frame, Aftershokz Headphones, Build-A-Bear Furry Friend, Charlee Bear Dog Treats, No Nonsense Socks, Maglite Safety Pack & Solitaire LED
Four (4) Runners-Up will receive an Aura Analog Frame
BabbleBoxx will randomly select winners from all program entries and will be responsible for fulfillment of prizes to the winner. Ends November 25, 2019.