Holiday Gift Guide

‘‘Tis the season!  And I have a list of gift for just about everyone in your family. I have been curating this list throughout the year.  Writing down ideas when I see them.  I’ve included the links directly to the sites so you can get the latest and greatest prices being offered during these holiday sales.

Gifts For Children

The fad of the year was the fidget cubes and fidget sprinters. The latest fidget toy is called the Tangle Jr. Brain Tools and they come in all different colors and textures!

I discovered the Osmo Genius Kit for the iPad at the Mom 2.0 while visiting the Best Buy suite.  This gaming system for the Apple iPad encourages your child to think creatively and solve problems.  It features a reflector and base to aid with learning, this system transforms your tablet into an educational tool. With easy setup and a universal design, this Osmo gaming system is ready to work with any iPad in just minutes.

Also at the suite was the Dash Robot.  It is a real robot that will teach your child how to code, while they are having fun. To use it you use the free Apple, Android or Kindle Fire apps to program Dash to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to your child’s voice.  There is also the freeform play option that allows Dash to present your kids with hundreds of projects, challenges, and puzzles as well as endless possibilities for having fun.

Movies for Everyone

There were great movies released this summer.  The must haves on our holiday list are:

Cars 3

Born in China

Spiderman Homecoming

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Gifts for Tweens And Tech Geeks Like Me!

I had the opportunity to go to the HP printly event while I was at the #BlogHer conference. HP gave us bloggers a sneak peak at several of their newer items that were released this past fall.

My favorite was the HP Sproket printer.

Phonetic eyeglasses.  I have these glasses.  I met the company at the #BlogHer17 conference and recently hosted a Twitter party promoting the glasses.  I LOVE them!  They eliminate blue light emitted from your computer, television, tablets and phones.  It is similar to when you put your phone into “night mode” at night.   You can also add magnification to these lenses when ordering to help reduce more eye fatigue.  To receive 10% off a pair of Phonetics Computer Eyewear enter in discount WMR10 at the checkout.

Phonetic Computer Eyewear

Inspirational Gifts

Oprah’s newest book The Wisdom of Sundays is a must on my list. In fact I want a hard copy of it. I don’t want an ebook. I want to feel the pages. Highlight pages that speak to me and have it around whenever I need encouragement.

Subscription Gifts

I like gifts that keep in giving. For my son’s birthday I ordered the Tinker Crate subscription for him. He gets a new box every month with an age appropriate science project.

Stitch Fix and Birch Box are also popular for women.  You answer questions regarding your style preferences, products you like or dislike and then customized packages arrive to your house each month or the frequency you set them to and it’s like getting a present every month!

The Dollar Shave Club is a great choice for men.  Just like the Stitch Fix and Birch Box subscriptions, you select the type of kit you want, the frequency of the shipments and then once you set up your account your packages arrive and you can keep receiving them or cancel them at any time!

For the runners in your family there are also runner’s boxes available sharing the different products available to runners.  The most popular ones being Runner Crate and   These boxes include anything from energy bars, gels, and other foods to apparel, gadgets, and other fun extras. Each month is a surprise, and allows you to discover and experience new brands and products without doing all the legwork of finding them.

Gifts For Your Athletes

I recently became a Snapchat user. And Chalene Johnson shares a lot of her secrets to those who follow her. One of the best tools she shared is the vibrating foam roller. This could be the best $200 gift you can give your athlete.

Aftershokz headphones were at the NYC marathon expo and they are also a sponsor of the Another Mother Runner podcast. I tried them on because I wanted to know how I would hear with them on and not inside the ears. The sound was very good. And they come in two sizes. To save $30 on purchase of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones + get free sport belt, go to and use code AMR at checkout.!!

Spanx now offers athletic wear leggings with 360 degree shaping fabric and a contoured tummy-taming waistband.

Gifts for your Fashionistas

Another items on Oprah’s Favorite things list were the New SPANX Arm Tights™.  When I first heard about them I was like what??? But they are brilliant!  You can wear them as an alternative to a long sleeve shirt underneath your favorite warm season items so you can get more time out of them during the colder season!  Great job Spanx!

Spanx Arm Tights SPANX

Wrapping it all up

When you’ve saved a lot of money with all your deals, and wrapped everything up, don’t forget to use Mabel’s Labels to identify who’s is who’s!  Mabel’s Labels came out with a new holiday line this year that are adorable!

Mabels Labels


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