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2017 Holiday Gift Guide!

It's hard to believe that it’s that time again! We're excited to share our picks of 'Must-Have' items of the season. Be sure to check back often, as we'll be adding products each week from now til the end of year. We'll be sharing unique and exciting gift ideas for everyone!

Children's Gifts

We predict that RoseArt's CharMinis Deluxe Jewelry Studio is going to be at the top of a lot of lists this year and we're excited to have scored one for ourselves. The kit offers an innovative way to customize and design an endless combination of miniature charms by fusing pieces together with only water.  It's the perfect way to create personalized style and express individuality.  Read more about them here.

Looking for toys that will encourage fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and imaginative play? Bookid Toys offers a fantastic selection of wooden toys for little ones to learn as they play! We're happy to find that Bookid Toys fit the bill perfectly. This season, we've chosen two wooden sets that the kiddos in our family are going to love: The Car Transporter and theStacking Ring set. Read more here.

Getting cozy on the couch has never been so fun with the Blankie Tails Shark Blanket! We can't wait to watch the kids' smiles as they wiggle their way into these blankets. Whether it's movie night at home or time to hit the road for a family trip, Blankie Tails is the perfect alternative to bulky sleeping bags and definitely a lot more fun. The blanket is made from premium-quality, extra-plush, double-sided minky fabric that is so soft, your kids will be begging for a nap! Learn more here.

Looking for a fun family game to play with little ones? The Catch the Fox Game has brought lots of laughs to our family, which is why we've included it in this year's Holiday Gift Guide! Created for kids ages 4 and up, both the concept and the rules are simple to understand, making it an easy game for everyone to play together. Read more here.

This holiday season, give a practical gift that makes life easier for kids and parents alike with ZeroTie Shoes! These hands-free shoes, allow kids to slip on and tighten shoes in seconds, so that they're out the door and ready to go with no hassle at all. Learn more here.

Gifts for Everyone

We love the spirit of gift-giving and believe the presentation of the gift deserves just as much thought as the gift itself. This year, we came across the Thirty-One Gifts Twice as Nice Totes and love the ease and personalization they've brought to the traditional gift bag. Learn more here!

This hot sauce gift box by Fuego Box features a limited edition rustic wood crate for the spicy food lovers in your life! It combines one of the world's most amazing hot sauces with spicy reaper honey, ghost pepper salt, chili oil, and the world's best spicy seasoning. That's one hot gift this holiday! Read more here.

Gifts for the Home
This year, we're making meals easy with the Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker. This Multi-cooker offers four distinct cooking styles that offer an incredibly quick and hassle-free way to cook a full meal for the family. If you're looking for a holiday gift for the home this season, the Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker is top of our list! Check it out here.

The Snap'N Strain is simple to use and sturdy for straining. With such a low price point for a high quality product, we are very happy with the Snap'N Strain and highly recommend it! Great idea for a practical holiday gift this year. Check it out here!

The Gourmia Air Fryer is perfect for the foodies in your family! This no-oil fryer offers a healthier cooking style without sacrificing flavor. With a recipe book to boot, the family chef will be cooking up healthy meals in no time. Check it out here!

Gifts for Her
This holiday season, give the gift of gorgeous skin with Christie Brinkley's Authentic Skincare Collection! Skincare is always high on our list for holiday gift giving and we absolutely love Christie Brinkley products, especially the Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment! Whether you decide to gift the entire collection or chose a product or two as stocking stuffers, these luxury skincare products will definitely be appreciated. Check it out here!

This holiday season, functionality meets luxury with Granny Jo's mink fleece cape. What makes this cape so special is that it is specifically design with older adults in mind. The Granny Jo Fleece Cape is a light-weight, warm shoulder covering, perfect for any season. Whether keeping warm during the winter months or feeling the chill from the AC in the spring and summer, this cape is a fantastic solution. Check it out here!

Karma Organics nail polish and remover make perfect stocking stuffers and gift sets! Give the gift of a healthier beauty regime with these organic, vegan, cruelty-free products! Learn more here.

The My Baby's Heartbeat Bear Animal Collection is a very special gift that creates a keepsake for Moms-to-be. Choose from 16 different animal kits that allow you to record baby's heartbeat during the ultrasound and insert the recorder into the plush animal. Play the recording by squeezing the animal to listen to baby's heartbeat over and over again! Read more here.

Haircare products are always popular gift items during the holiday season. I've always been a fan of CHI products and the CHI Hello Beautiful Rocket Hair Dryer is no exception! This high-end hair dryer is powerful enough to cut down drying time by 50-percent, making it a fantastic timesaver for busy lifestyles. Read more here.

As organization lovers, one of the holiday gifts at the top of our list this season is the Sorbus Cosmetics Makeup and Jewelry Big Storage Case Display. Offered in four different styles and two different drawer options, this case is a chic upgrade to the traditional storage display. The size and style of this organizer is perfect for beauty lovers. Black mesh padded liners keep items protected and in place while adding an upscale look at the same time. We love when function and style come together so well and we're sure this storage display will be a popular gift for the holidays! Read more here.

Holiday Hosting

The winter season is a time to celebrate! We're in full holiday party-planning mode now and the first thing on our to-do list is a festive drink menu. For years, Deutsch Family Wines has been one of our go-to places to find top notch, premium wine selections because they never disappoint. We've put together some exceptional suggestions for you!

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The Dancing Deer Baking Company collections are a fantastic time saver for busy households. The pricing is affordable and they offer a range of choices to fit most anyone's budget. The festive red packaging adds a special touch that makes for an upscale presentation. The collections offered on the Dancing Deer Baking Company site are perfect gift ideas for friends, family, coworkers, employees or clients. 
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