I think shopping for stocking stuffer gifts is one of the best things about the holidays. And don’t know about you, but they’re fun to receive too. Here is this year’s selection.
For the University Student…or those college bound
Twist and Pout’s 20 GLEAM SPIRIT™ lip glosses are available in a various university designs They have SPF protection and are certified natural formulation. $9.50 with lip clip, $7 without at amazon.com . I got to see these in person and try them out. The lip gloss is great and I can’t imagine a teenager or college student who wouldn’t want one of these to tote around campus.
For The Younger Person on the List
These caught my eye, Bella Sara Adventures. And just in time for the holidays are the “Bella’s Ball Trading Cards,” each with inspirational messages and a secret code. By entering these secret codes at www.BellaSara.com, children can enhance their online experiences by redeeming horseshoes to play games and care for their magical horses. The more secret codes, the more adventures you can unlock when playing Bella Sara Adventures www.bellasara.com/mini_bsahome.aspx . Best of all they cost just $2.99
For The Dry Winter Skin
Seems the holidays arrive at just the time of the year when your skin starts to feel dry and itchy, so maybe someone on your list will like the Softsoap® BRAND . They cost less than $5 Softsoap® Body Wash is an affordable luxury that offers the advanced skin care benefits typically found in more costly treatments such as Softsoap Nutri Serums – The first body wash infused with nutrient rich softening Serum Pearls that help keep skin nourished and healthy. Softsoap Coconut Body Butter Scrub has ultra rich formula with jojoba butter and crushed coconut extracts. www.softsoap.com
Here’s a really great idea, buy someone a gift and help a worthy cause.Target has GiftCoins™ which are GiftCards with a twist. Packaged in a set of five for $25.00 total value, each GiftCoin comes pre-loaded with $5.00.Target will donate $2.00 for every purchase to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® when purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, for a maximum donation of $750,000. www.target.com
Don’t Forget the Photos
Here is a way to document and share all your holiday memories with family or give a gift that won’t break the bank. HotPrints Ltd., a web-to-print publishing group, recently launched its own personal photo book maker to make it easier for anyone on the Web to make 16-page photo books for little to no cost. Users can now make high-quality photo books using images directly saved on their computer rather than going through a third party site. There is no subscription fee to sign up, and, with the company’s new freemium program, every user will receive one free book each month. Additional photo books only cost $2.99 each plus $2.99 shipping and handling. www.hotprints.com
Okay, I’m guilty of buying the odd bottle of water or two, but the budget smart thing to do is buy a reusable bottle then cover it with the next gift idea ‘skins’. www.skinthebottle.com
As soon as I saw this one, I thought, thank goodness I’m not the only adult who needs something to attach gloves or mittens to my winter coat. Seems someone else kept losing their gloves just like yours truly. However, this person turned it into a business called Mitt Minders. I gave a pair a test run at the weekend when I went shopping and happy to say, I still have my gloves! Mitt-Minders are available in 8 stylish designs like animal prints and patent leathers for women of all ages. They cost less than $15 and best of all are handmade in the USA by League for People with Disabilities. www.mittminders.com
Who isn’t stressed these days and one of the best ways to relax is aromatherapy? This next gift is the PocketAroma created by a flight attendant who needed a travel friendly way to de-stress anywhere. It uses a blend of premium French lavender and other essential oils from around the globe. It costs less than $10. www.pocketaroma.com
Here’s another gift that’s idea to give this time of the year, The Superhealer combines yarrow, comfrey, white sage, lavender and organic extra virgin olive oil to create a superb treatment for all those everyday skin ailments. 1 oz tin makes it easy to keep in the car, purse, backpack, desk. www.schoolgardenco.com/superhealer.html (The School Garden Company was started by a former garden teacher to raise awareness and funding for garden programs).
More Soaps and Good Stuff
Here’s some more goodies for the stocking, soaps and products from the Sonoma Soap company. They have lots of items for less than $10 such as the Citrus Medley Bubble Bath
You know I love gifts that save money in the long run. The Dymo Label Buddy for just $7.99 fits into that category. http://cableorganizer.com/DYMO-label-printers/dymo-label-buddy.html