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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here... our favorite time of year! We're excited to share our picks of 'Must-Have' items to get and give this season. Be sure to check back often. We'll be adding products each week from now til the end of year. Find unique and exciting gift ideas for everyone!

Gifts for Everyone
This holiday season, give the gift of healthy skin! The Sun Bum Day Tripper travel size sun care essentials kit is the perfect holiday gift for men and women alike. Protecting skin from harmful sun exposure should be part of everyone's daily routine. Learn more here!

Coffee is a staple at our household. We love giving and receiving coffee gifts with our friends and family. This season, we've found an awesome Specialty Coffee Gift Basket available from the Coffee Beanery catalog. The good folks at Coffee Beanery have been making quality coffee for nearly fifty years, so you can feel confident that their gift baskets are going to be well-received. Ordering from their site is such an easy way to send a quality gift, without the stress of holiday shopping! Learn more here!

If you have a professional griller in your circle, or an amateur showing promise, then these delicious barbecue rubs from The Spice Lab are a great gift idea! Pick your protein and match it with one of their professional chef's blends for chicken, beef, pork, steak, ribs, or vegetables. Learn more here! 

With our busy schedules, we are always on the lookout for time-saving ways to exercise. When we learned about the Cubii Jr., we were thrilled to find such a convenient solution and knew we had to include it in this year's Holiday Gift Guide. It's an easy way to burn calories, gain more energy, and track progress more consistently. The Cubii Jr. is a fantastic gift choice for novices and experts alike! Learn more here.

Reusable straw sets are a hot ticket item this holiday season. Whether your gifting them to your favorite eco-conscious friend, jet-setter, or a fashionista who wants to keep teeth white and minimize sensitivity, the Simply Straws National Geographic Classic Twin Sleeve Stainless Steel Travel Set is the perfect gift! Considering gifting them as a stocking stuffer, stand-alone gift or part of a DIY basket? Learn more here.

Advent Calendars are a must for the Christmas season and this year we've found our favorite one yet! Whether you're sending a calendar to someone special or just celebrating with a "to me, from me" personal gift, the Broadland Wineries Christmas Wine Advent Calendar gift box is the perfect upscale present. Countdown to Christmas with a new glass of high quality wine each day. Broadland Wineries even provides a fun daily reveal from December 1st through the 24th on their website!

If you're looking for a fantastic gift for wine lovers this season, Wine Insiders offers a variety of decadent wines that you can customize to create the perfect personalized present. With a 4.9 out of 5 starts on Google and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can be sure you're sending quality wine that will be thoroughly enjoyed! This season, we recommend gifting a 6-Bottle Wine Set. Learn more here.

Looking for an upscale, gourmet gift this season? 12 Oaks Desserts cake pops are sure to impress for the holidays. Whether you're searching for a unique hostess gift, corporate present, or fancy treats for your own holiday party, their cake pop selection will be a crowd pleaser. Learn more here.

Cookware is a popular gift during the holidays and, if you follow us often, you know we love ThermoWorks utensils. This year, we've discovered the ThermoWorks Silicone Spoonulas and they may be our favorite product yet! Rated to 600°F and at 12.5 inches long, they are the ideal weight and length for mixing, folding, serving, spreading, scraping, stirring and flipping. Learn more here.

We want to gift a few home essentials and self-care products to our friends and family this year and offers a fantastic selection. While we suggest browsing their full catalog of goodies, we recommend two of our favorite functional gifts this season: the Bamboo Stainless Steel Over-the-Door Towel Hooks and the Nose Hair Trimmer with LED Light with Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Casing. Learn more and enter our giveaway!

We love sending gift baskets during the holidays. It's a fantastic way to send an upscale, gourmet gift without any stress. We're sharing our experience with GiftTree, one of our top recommendations this season. We love a good wine basket and GiftTree's 5th Avenue Extravagance gift basket far exceeded our expectations. Learn more here.

We've found the perfect gourmet gift suggestion to spice up the holidays for hot sauce lovers! Siete Foods' Flama Pack Hot Sauce Gift Set is the perfect mix of classic taqueria sauces including Traditional, Chipotle, Habanero, and JalapeƱo flavors. Learn more here.

Gifts for Her
This year, pamper your loved ones with Beessential Natural Body Care. Beessential hand and body creams are absolutely luscious. They leave skin feeling silky and hydrated and the scents are like a mini aroma-therapy session. Choose from Lavender with Bergamot, Grapefruit and Rosemary, Energizing Cucumber and Green Tea, and Original Honey paraben-free body creams. Learn more here.

Gifts for Kids
What kind of game does your crew like to play? Fast-paced cards, board games with a little luck, roll-and-write, or maybe a great party game? Gamewright has all types! Guju guju, Rat-a-Tat Roll, Bloom, and Hello My Name Is are the latest from the game company founded by parents, making games their own kids love! Learn more here!

The Two Pack Wooden Bundle of ABCs and 123s puzzles by Chuckle and Roar is the perfect pick! As kids pick up a puzzle piece, they'll discover a picture beneath to help with matching. At such an affordable price of $9.99, these wooden puzzles are an easy choice for holiday gift-giving. Learn more here.

From card games to board games to imaginative play toys, Play Monster has a wide selection of fun and interactive gift ideas for kids. Two of our recommended selections this year are Yeti Forgetti™ and Fuzzikins Cottontail Cottage™, perfect for kids ages 4 and up. Learn about all that Play Monster has to offer here.

This season, we found a truly fantastic card game developed by Mrs Wordsmith called Blah Blah Blah Phonics Card Game. It's the perfect game for kids who are just starting to learn to read because it provides a fun and motivating experience with sounds, letters, and words that helps promote a love for literacy. Learn more about it here.

Every year, we include books as stocking stuffers for all of the children in our family. We love browsing collections to find the perfect books for each little personality and Scholastic Books is always one of our top places to go to find the best selection. All of Scholastic's books are super affordable, too! Learn more here.

Every year we gift new board games to our family on Christmas Eve. It creates ready-made fun and bonding time together and always brings a lot of laughs. This year, Czech Games has come up with a fantastic new selection of games that we highly recommend putting on your own gift-giving list! Learn more here.