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The Holidays are here! #giftguide #goldgiftguide #holidays #sponsored

Happy Holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We love products and we love to test out products that come across our desk. The holiday time is busy and we know you don’t have a lot of time to get things done. We have gathered a few items at trendymommies.com that you may be interested in for the holidays. Gold is the theme! I know Rose Gold is pretty popular but I still love GOLD!  It is still a color trend that you will see everywhere!  Here are a few suggestions from this year’s trendymommies.com 2017 holiday gift guide!

For the tech lover – there are plenty of smart phone cases out there but there really is only one that is very protective and also that looks good – The Otter box 

Yes I do love these cases and they start at $44.95! Go ahead drop your phone and see how protective they are! (just kidding…don’t drop your phone but do go buy an Otter box – we love the rose gold and gold ones especially!)

For the teen/tween and mom – all make-up is not created equal. I look for natural lines that really perform. Jane Iredale is that line. This clean, mineral make-up and skin care has something for everyone. They have fun holiday kits and a great gold compact that is perfect for your bronzer. I love the contour kit as it is sleek and gold and the luminizer kit works great.  Their eye shadows are amazing. This must have kit comes in a sleek, slim gold case. These two items are the ones you will take with you everywhere along with the golden gloss! I loved their PureGloss lip gloss. The Crabapple is very moisturizing and lasts – no stickiness. It is made with lemon peel, tangerine peel and pomegranate extracts. Their bronzer is the best I have tried! The make-up is formulated with pure micronized minerals and pigments and is cruelty-free. They also have a holiday gift guide right on their site. 

For the hard to buy person in your life – Gift cards – you know you need them. For one stop shopping our favorite retailer is CVS Pharmacy. You can buy all your gift cards right there. In addition they have holiday décor – see this adorable gold pillow below. They also have so much make-up and kits to chose from. Their beauty accessories, packaged beauty gifts, tech accessories AND toys for the kids really makes it easy to shop. I like when you are in line and see all the beauty buys and the last minute tech gifts such as headphones, chargers and cases. I buy all my stocking suffer gifts here every year.

Speaking of stocking stuffer gift ideas I discovered this lip balm at CVS called Moroccan Magic Organic Lip Balm which says it is the smoothest lip balm ever and it is! So many flavors to choose from. They even have a rose one as well! You can order online here or pick up at your local CVS. These make a perfect stocking stuffer gift.

For the foodie or really anyone that loves a nice tea. David’s Tea has so many accessories and teas to choose from. We love the tea in a pouch called the Jolly Teas Sachet Travel Pouch as it has the holiday tea bags in it!  David’s Tea even has adorable gifts like this white cranberry bark tea infused beauty duo. 

This includes the best smelling hand cream and soothing lip butter. Buy a set for each of your friends. But the best gift of all from David’s tea is the 24 days of tea. This is the one thing you buy yourself NOW so you can enjoy a tea a day as you countdown the days until Christmas!

Disclosure: The above companies sent items to review and test out. As always all opinions are my own in this blog post.

Goodies from @cvspharmacy  They have gifts for everyone on your list

Goodies from @cvspharmacy They have gifts for everyone on your list

@MoroccanMagic best lip balm ever! Perfect  stocking stuffers idea!

@MoroccanMagic best lip balm ever! Perfect stocking stuffers idea!

Gold Goodies from @JaneIredale @DAVIDsTea @cvspharmacy @OtterBox

Gold Goodies from @JaneIredale @DAVIDsTea @cvspharmacy @OtterBox

24 Days of Tea from @DAVIDsTEA

24 Days of Tea from @DAVIDsTEA

Holiday accessories and décor from @CVSpharmacy

Holiday accessories and décor from @CVSpharmacy

 

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Last minute gifts? Head to @TheYankeeCandle

Trying to figure out what to get for last minute gifts? Need a gift idea for the teacher, hostess or mom?  Yankee Candle has so many gift ideas to choose from.

In addition to new fragrances this season, they have holiday decor and the perfect stocking stuffers.  They also offer personalized candles which make a great memorable holiday gift  – with a photo and message on a Yankee Candle it is sure to be a welcomed gift. Prices start around $25.00.

The three 2015 new fragrances are Berry Trifle, Winter Glow, and Gingerbread Maple. The company sent me the Winter Glow and Gingerbread Maple and they smell wonderful. These are available only until December ($1.99 – 27.99)

I also love the  “Winter Wonderland,” inspired collection.  Each of the four cozy scents reflects a memorable line from the seasonal tune.
The fragrances are:  In A Winter Wonderland, Happy Tonight, Dream By The Fire, Snow Is Glistening. Again, get them soon as they are only available until December ($17.99 – $27.99)

In celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music this year, Yankee Candle is bringing back the My Favorite Things Limited Edition Collection. This whimsical line, based on song lyrics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, features three returning fan favorites and one new addition: Do Re Mi. Fragrances in the line include the new Do Re Mi, Whiskers on Kittens, Crisp Apple Strudel, Warm Woolen Mittens – get them soon as they only are available until the end of December  ($27.99 MSRP)

I love the car jar ultimate and smart scent vent clips as well for stocking stuffers. They also work well in mud rooms and small rooms. Another favorite of mine is the Scenterpiece™ Easy MeltCup System. You can choose from a variety of warmers in many different colors. My suggestion is to buy two warmers – put one in one section of the house and another in another room – add your favorite easy melt cup – mine just happens to be Christmas Cookie – and your whole house is filled with the fragrance. Some of the warmers also come with lights and a timer too.  You can check them out at a local Yankee Candle store or before you head in, go online and see what they have for gifts under $25.00.

Disclosure: Yankee Candle sent me a few candles to sample. All opinions in this blog post are my own.

 

 

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#‎HolidayGiftGuide2015: Gifts for teens, foodies and tech items

‪Twenty days left until Christmas so you better get shopping soon. We see a lot of fun, useful and different items come across our desk at trendymommies.com. Here is our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide with a few ideas for the beauty product junkie (any teen really), the foodie and tech items.

I have a closet full of beauty products and I love to test out new ones. My go to favorites for my teen and tween girls are any items from the Say Yes line. They have hair, body, face and even a baby line. Two perfect items for stocking stuffers are the wipes and the lip balm. My girls love the coconut balm and the grapefruit one.

The facial wipes are perfect for anyone really – use them as hand wipes or face wipes – great for travel too.
Tata Harper is another all natural line, a must try and a new favorite. Each product from this line is very rejuvenating and offers multiple benefits for your skin. Their antiaging lip treatment is like an aromatherapy treatment. A nice set for mom or a sister is the Tata Harper Natural Glow from Head to Toe. ($115 at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman) Perfect for dull winter skin this collection polishes and deeply hydrates. The Smoothing Body Scrub is amazing. I love to use a body oil in the winter and their Revitalizing Body Oil is perfect for when you step out of the shower. The Fortifying Body Lotion and Redefining Body Balm are little extras for smooth skin. The Rejuvenating Hand Cream is right by my bedside table and is very nourishing. This set makes the perfect indulgent winter gift.

 

For those who want perfect hair the PHYTO Huile Supreme & Secret de Nuit Hair Set & PHYTO Huile Soyeuse & Secret de Nuit Hair Set ($59; Retail value of $78 at Sephora and Sephora.com) are perfectly packaged and ready to gift. These are very nice sets and who doesn’t love a rich, beautifying treatment oil and a leave-in night cream for smooth healthy-looking hair? A nice gift for the beauty lover!

For the foodie in your life– If they love coffee and hot chocolate and like an extra little treat AND if you need a hostess gift try chocolate coffee toppers from Topperfino . Topperfino coffee toppers are made from a premium Belgian dark chocolate finished with unique edible coffee art designs. They are stunning for a party too. Place the Topperfino on top of your coffee cup and watch it melt into a creamy flavorful addition to your coffee or chocolate. They come in dark chocolate, caramel, French vanilla and hazelnut and more than 20 coffee art designs. Each box comes with 10 toppers and retails for $13.99 plus shipping or two for $24.98 including free shipping.

Also nice hostess gifts can be found at the spice lab. This site has gourmet salts, spices and teas – check it out as any foodie would love a gift from this site. The items on this site are very unique and are wonderfully packaged.

Each year I buy my kids PJs and everyone loves PJs as a gift! For anyone who can’t wear PJs that are too hot like fleece or flannel, well Cool-Jams makes the perfect gift! Cool Jams is the best moisture wicking sleepwear and they have nightgowns and pajamas. I tested them out and they are super soft and very nice! And I was super cool at night.

A fun, inexpensive item for the tech lovers and for those teens that love to take selfies is the NanoHold. It brings hands free to a new level. It is an adhesive that sticks to your phone and holds to any smooth flat surface. This innovative product carries with it microscopic technology all in the size of a credit card. Nanohold is the only one of its kind to come with a cover to protect against dirt and preserve the length of the adhesive grip.  Price is $6.00.

 

What to get for dad or the hubby?? If he is always loosing items get a Tile! Tile is a small Bluetooth device that you can hook on your keys, stick to your phone, drop in your wallet, to help you keep track of your items via the Tile app on your phone. Tiles retail for $25 for one, $70 for a four pack and are available at Apple, Best Buy, and Target stores and Amazon.com. Really cool as you “Ring” your tile if it’s within Bluetooth range or check the ‘Last Place Seen’ on in-app map.

Finally if you are trekking to grandma’s house for the holidays a nice bouquet is a wonderful gift. Teleflora debuts a festive lineup with two bouquets paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: the Snoopy’s Cookie Jar Bouquet and the Peanuts Christmas Mug Bouquet. Lush chrysanthemums and carnations adorn a decorated doghouse (which doubles as a cookie jar) and a hand-painted ceramic mug captures Charlie Brown joyfully ice skating with his best furry friend.  Teleflora sent me a winter wonderland bouquet and it was unlike any other bouquet of flowers I have seen!  Check out their web site and order from there.

Happy Shopping!!

Disclosure: The above companies sent me the products to test out and review. As always all opinions are my own in this blog post.

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@NECN Mother’s Day Gift Ideas!

We were talking practical, traditional and homemade gifts for a Mother’s Day segment @NECN!