SITC 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway
For the gift of bling – Emma Winston curated her collection with a commitment to providing designer jewelry at affordable prices while remaining focused on high quality and careful craftsmanship. With a passion for ear décor and inspired by the Hudson River, she created a collection of jewelry designed to make an elegant and stylish statement by balancing nature with glamour.
For the busy mama – The Armitron Ladies Rose Gold-Toned Watch With Black Stainless Mesh Bracelet adds an extra fashionable flair to every mom’s outfit. The black mesh band is comfortable to wear all day and night, and the Swarovski crystals and rose-gold case add sparkle and shine. Available on Armitron.com for $75.
For the keepsake mama – Every mom needs a Helen Ficalora Necklace in their jewelry box. The eponymous jewelry collection reflects the art and beauty of nature, and in turn, brings to life her philosophy of harmony with the environment. Between the simple nature of her signature initials charm designs and their beautiful versatility, each Helen Ficalora piece is a work of art.
For the sleepless nights – In a festive red for holiday, this luxurious satin-soft eye mask is specially woven with copper infused fibers to help maintain skin’s youthful appearance. Proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as four weeks, it can be worn each night to help achieve results. Available at iluminagebeauty.com
For a hot bevi – The Keurig® K55 brewer available in Black and Rhubarb, a perfect color for the holidays, has the ability to brew three single-cup beverages in under a minute. When you give this gift, you can be sure that special someone in your life will enjoy endless cups of joy! The Keurig Subscription Service is also the perfect complimentary gift for all coffee, tea and hot cocoa lovers!
For the bag lover – Twelve Little’s new Leopard Carry Love Tote in diamond quilt pattern is not only lightweight, but also comfortable to carry around and the perfect size to fit all baby essentials. The soft nylon material makes the bag crushable and yet durable to withstand daily parenting activities, not only making it the perfect diaper bag, but also a perfect everyday tote.
For the picture taker – The best gifts come from the heart and I’m head over heels for these Photo Books from Mpix. We are all guilty of letting our photos live online (me included). From flawless printing to simple ordering, this personalized gift is sure to add a dose of holiday cheer for years to come.
For the beauty buff – The Clarisonic Mia 2 facial cleansing brush in cool sea breeze is ideal for daily, gentle skin care. This gift set comes with a full-size Refreshing Gel Cleanser and two Sensitive Brush Heads. The Mia two speeds, allowing you to customize your cleanse for smooth, radiant skin.
For the spa lover – Butter up with these Bliss Spa relaxing skin soothers. Two of our most-loved, spa-inspired butters are here to soothe, restore and protect your skin. Bliss lemon+sage body butter is marvelously moisturizing, with fresh-citrus scented body butter that is so incredibly effective that a single squeeze can make rough and scaly skin ‘history’. The Bliss grapefruit+aloe body butter is the same formula used in Bliss spa’s famous massages. This deep nourishing body butter features sodium hyaluronate for long-lasting hydration and the invigorating scent of fresh aloe and sun-kissed pink grapefruit.
For good hair days – Every mama will need this Kérastase Style to Go Set. Whether you’re opting for a snowy ski vacation or a warm weather escape, Kérastase’s “From Paris, With Love” travel kit has all of your hair needs covered for styling top-of-the-line tresses all weekend long.
For the coffee lover – Every coffee lover needs coolgear BRU – a single serve at-home brewing system for sweet and smooth cold brewed ice coffee. Made with any type of coffee, coolgear BRU is completely adjustable to preference in taste, for an iced coffee that’s always better, never bitter.
For the time traveler – Armitron Men’s Ion Plated Stainless-Steel and Black Dial Bracelet Watch is sleek and sophisticated for the guy on-the-go. The silver-tone numbers and white hands are easy to read, and the black face and adjustable bracelet helps him seamlessly transition from the office to the playground with the little ones! Available on Armitron.com for $75.
For the backpacker – Let me introduce you to Twelve Little’s new diamond quilt Companion Backpack, made with soft and lightweight water resistant nylon. The Companion Backpack is a must-have for Dads (or Moms) who seek fashion forward style and maximum comfort. The spacious main compartment allows room for all baby essentials, and with multiple exterior and interior pockets, organization is simply effortless. The interior padded tech sleeve provides protection for all handheld gadgets and up to a 14″ laptop!
For the tailgater – Surprise Dad this Christmas with the ultimate rad Dad gift – The Igloo Trailmate Cooler! Allow your favorite guy to party anywhere with this ultimate all-terrain cooler, featuring the kind of built-tough mobility that can traverse in all kinds of conditions. The Trailmate is loaded with features, including a 70-quart capacity that holds up to 112 cans of cold ones, an insulated body that keeps beverages ice cold for up to four days, a water-resistant storage box for pocketable items, a butler tray that rests on the telescoping handle for easy picnicking, and tie down loops to help Dad lighten the load when hauling extra gear.
For the workout dad – Every Dad needs to own the new Hanes FreshIQ gear. Hanes with FreshIQ t-shirts, socks, underwear will be the products that keep on giving and giving with advanced odor protection technology. He’ll love the softness and comfort of Hanes, and you’ll love the odor control technology that helps to reduce unpleasant odors from your clothes!
For a smooth shave – Give the gift of a clean shave this holiday season. Join the Dollar Shave Club this holiday season, and they’ll get a monthly box of fresh razors for up to 12 months! Your box will arrive in a impressively fancy box with instructions on how to redeem and manage their new membership.
For the jetsetter – The Anthony Moisture-On-The-Go-Kit, available exclusively at Nordstroms, has everything your man needs to look sharp and refreshed for those long hauls. Avoid the hassle of packing your Anthony essentials into tiny bottles, these are airline TSA compliant. Look and feel your very best with the Moisture On the Go Kit from Anthony. Presented in a gift box, the collection combines three grooming essentials to cleanse, condition and revitalize the face, body and hands.
For the fashion guy – Jack Threads is a whole new way to shop for men! The hardest part about shopping online isn’t discovering great looking stuff. It’s the uncertainty in choosing the right fit. So why not try everything, keep anything. This is TryOuts, try now, pay later!
For the Inspiration Seeker – If any Christmas gift is to become an anticipated tradition in your home, look no further than the American Girl BeForever line of dolls, which introduces an inspiring new character each Holiday season. Melody Ellison, the newest character to join American Girl’s popular BeForever line, is a hopeful and positive 9 year-old girl growing up in Detroit, Michigan, during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. A budding singer filled with hope and enthusiasm, Melody encourages girls everywhere to sing out for positive change. Melody’s collection includes a series of stories by Denise Lewis Patrick, plus an 18-inch Melody doll and many 1960s-era accessories that help bridge the past and present for girls.
For the Vintage Soul – Alimrose Angel Bunny from CouCou boutique is perfect for your sweet, dreamy girl. A fabric bunny crafted lovingly to ignite imaginative play or look nostalgically beautiful, nestled among cherished collectibles in your daughter’s room. CouCou brings wonder, imagination and beauty to children and young-at-heart adults, by shopping the world for you. There you will find carefully selected clothing, toys, kitchenware, crafts and home decor.
For the Sporty Gal – She cartwheels across the lawn, perfects her arabesque in the morning and eats dinner while in Tree pose. ivivva has everything you need for the active girl in your life to shine bright this holiday season. ivivva, by lululemon, designs beautiful, technical athletic wear (in sizes 6-14) and connects girls through experiences that inspire them to reach their full potential: as a leader and an athlete. From running and yoga to dance and goal-setting, ivivva stores offer a variety of complimentary athletic classes and Dreams & Goals programs.
For the Groovy Mod Chick – It ain’t your Grandma’s lava lamp! This fabulous Pineapple Lamp sets your trendy girl’s cool digs aglow. Goodnight Light is a Barcelona based design studio that creates design-led, hand-crafted vinyl lamps suitable for kids and adults alike.
For the Busy Bee – Because you really should never have to leave your princesses behind! Disney Princess Little Kingdom Play ’n Carry Castle Playlet for the little girl on the go. This beautiful castle triples as a playset, carrying case, and a place to store dolls and accessories from the LITTLE KINGDOM line. With a magical nod to the Disney Princess Characters, this castle is the perfect place for kids to play out all of their favorite DISNEY PRINCESS stories! Playlet includes doll, outfit, themed accessories, and a vanity to help Cinderella get ready for the ball! Available at HasbroToyShop.com
For the Musically-Inclined – “Rotten to the Core”? Possibly! Your tiny Rock Princess will belt out the popular jam and create her own beats and sounds with this amazing Disney’s Descendants Digital Recording Studio by Kid Designs. Whether she listens to the built-in music, or connects any audio device to record and save songs, she and her gal pals are sure to enjoy hours of musical fun.
For the Disney Enthusiast – She is an expert collector of all things Disney – princesses to be precise. So needless to say, MOANA OF OCEANIA is on her must-have list this Holiday season. Meet Disney’s next action heroine! This beautiful fashion doll will allow kids to imagine they’re joining the spirited teenager on all of her epic adventures across the ancient world of Oceania. The MOANA OF OCEANIA ADVENTURE figure has rooted hair and comes dressed in authentic fabric fashions inspired by the film. Available at HasbroToyShop.com
For dress up – We are huge fans of Little Gloriana here at SITC. Little gloriana is a specialty clothing collection that offers adorable and stylish clothing for girls and their dolls. We are celebrating their newest release of their signature Princess Mini & Me Twirl Dress collection with the new Princess Elena stunning dress!
For the trendsetter – Give the gift of style (and comfort!) to your little trendsetter with the All Stars Asphalt hi-top sneaker from Converse. Available at Rack Room Shoes, this shoe features the classic Chuck Taylor design but also adds a padded tongue and collar for comfort.
For the dreamer – Skylar Luna is always our go-to for festive, holiday loungewear for children and babies, and they are made from 100% organic cotton! We cannot get enough of their new holiday prints which include Polar Bears, Sleds, Reindeer and Grey Stars!
For the early paleontologists – This T-Rex starts roaring and walking when it detects any sound, but it can even detect the number of claps. Clap once and it will walk straight, clap twice and make it turn right, and clap three times to make it turn left! CouCou brings wonder, imagination and beauty to children and young-at-heart adults, by shopping the world for you.
For the Moana fan – Kids can pretend to embark on an exciting journey with MAUI THE DEMIGOD, known to have super strength and a super-sized personality! This action-packed figure says 10 notable phrases from DISNEY’S MOANA, so adventurers can act out their favorite scenes with their new friend. He also features fun fishhook swinging action! Available at HasbroToyShop.com.
For the hide and seeker – We bet your kids have never played inside of a playhouse this roomy. Land Of Nod‘s Geodome Playhouse is must-have this holiday season. It features lots of bright colors and plenty of space for your little ones tp read books, camp out, and even nap.
For the gamer – Skylanders Imaginators empowers players to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create their own Skylander character, plus support of all 300+ Skylanders from previous games. Fans can also create on-the-go with the free Skylanders Creator App (select iOS and Android devices), offering the same in-game character creation tools plus the option to bring creations to life as a t-shirt, 2-D playable card, or a fully playable 3-D printed Skylanders Imaginators toy!
For the art collector – Sharing art between adults and children! We just adore this “Don’t Worry Be Hippy” print from The Prints by Marke Newton. They make art a part of your everyday life – and are inspired by timeless pop culture and nostalgia.
For fresh beats – Level up your music game with the unique gaming style of these Pokemon over-the-ear headphones by iHome.
For tiny feet – We are adoring these Umi Metallic Bevin Moccs. Umi is an Eco-Friendly Children’s footwear brand that give little feet the support and comfort they need with Umi’s patented UmiTech technology.
For the little explorer – Skip Hop’s newest activity center is designed in collaboration with a pediatrician, and supports a “whole body” approach to play and learning. Toys can be positioned anywhere for baby, and features a 360-degree rotating seat that turns and stretches for bouncing. The unique Discovery Window lets baby see their feet while they play to learn cause and effect. As baby grows, the activity center converts for easy cruising—ultimately becoming a clean, sturdy table for coloring, playing and more.
For the teether – How sweet is this Olive the Deer chewable bracelet by Oli & Carol. Made with all natural rubber that are both safe and fun for baby. The toys are 100% pure latex from Hevea trees, safe to chew, fun in the bath, easy to clean and look great as decorative objects! The collections offer a wide variety of natural latex toys with different shapes and colors perfect for babies: fruits, animals, geometric figures, origami boats, beetle cars, monochrome and spotty ducks, balls…etc.
For little colds – The Bitty Bundle of Joy Kit is the perfect gift for new moms and moms to be in preparation for their little one. This kit features everyday essentials for you and your newborn like the NoseFrida Booger Buster and more.
For heads, shoulders, knees and tiny toes…and everything in-between – Your baby’s skin is a work in progress (5 times thinner and a lot more vulnerable than grown ups’) and needs extra nourishment and hydration. Babyganics Bath and Skin Care Essentials includes everything you need to clean, nourish and protect your baby’s skin from the tip of their nose to their baby toes and each product includes 100% natural NeoNourish Seed Oil Blend. Our 3-step regimen of Chamomile Verbena Bath and Skin Care Essentials includes our specially formulated: Bubble Bath, Squeeze & Foam Shampoo & Body Wash, and Moisturizing Daily Lotion.
For sending a message – For the National Park Service’s 2016 Centennial, hitRECord’s community spent a year creating original artwork celebrating the National Park Service. The final creations from the collaboration include a line of apparel, an adult coloring book, safety videos and more! All supporting the #FindYourPark campaign.
For tiny toys – How sweet is this Foldable Handmade Toy Basket with Skating Circus Giraffe. Clean up time just got better. Use this beautiful toy box to put away your little ones things and keep his room looking tidy. Or use it for any other part of the house to store things neatly. CouCou brings wonder, imagination and beauty to children and young-at-heart adults, by shopping the world for you.
For the gift of light – This sweet Boat by Goodnight Light aims to integrate form and function; bringing beautiful statement lighting to any room through playful and iconic designs.
For the early fashionista – These Little Marc Jacobs Gift Sets are the perfect gift sets for new parents and parents to be this holiday season. Little Marc’s array of gift sets feature many different combinations and come in a charming mouse pouch gift box too!
For ease when getting the littles dressed – Magnificent Baby’s penguin footie, features time-saving Smart Close magnetic fasteners, and gets baby dressed faster than Clark Kent turns into Superman! Parents no longer have to dread night changing – simply open outfit, insert baby and the outfit practically dresses itself!
I’m so excited to offer FIVE SITC readers a chance to win one of these 2016 Holiday Gift Guides. Here’s how it will work, follow along the rafflecopter, then I will pull five names randomly, one for each of the five guides. I’m sure this will definitely help your holiday shopping list. Good luck everyone and Happy Holidays x
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