2016 Holiday Gift Guide : Karen’s Picks

Everyone I know, including myself is in knee deep with Holiday shopping. Below are some of my favorite picks for holiday gifts this year. You’ll find ideas for Him and Her, The Home, Stocking Stuffers and the kids!

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

FOR THE HOME

iBT29 Bluetooth Color Changing Clock

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The iBT29 is a Bluetooth-enabled alarm clock with a difference, adding excitement and color to your music. Stream wireless digital audio via Bluetooth from your iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Play iPhone, iPod or other devices via aux-in jack. USB charging port. Adjustable LED cabinet color and alarm display. Reson8® speaker chamber provides great sound. Built-in mic, voice echo cancellation and answer and end controls make speakerphone use a pleasure. FM radio with 6 presets. Perfect for parties or setting the mood while listening at home.

You can purchase it on the iHome website for $59.99.

Vermont Country Blend K-Cups

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Vermont Country Blend is a mixture of light and dark beans. The result is coffee that is sweet, rich and aromatic, with a pleasant lingering finish. This coffee is one of our most popular blends. An engaging blend that reveals itself in layers. A darker-roasted base offers mellow, toasty flavors and a velvety mouthfeel, while lighter-roasted, select American beans provide clarity, and a winning finish. The result is a blend that is at once brisk and bright, yet undeniably smooth.

A lovely cup, whether you’re celebrating a crisp autumn day in the country, or longing for one.   Grab a 24 K-Cup Box at Cross Country Cafe for just $14.25 or save with a repeat order!

FOR HIM OR HER

Sleep Wellness Bundle from Brentwood Home

 

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2 Helena Latex/Kapok Pillows 

  • Combines the smoothness of silk and fluffiness of cotton
  • Filled with all-natural latex ribbons that have a responsive feel, providing uplifting support, and silky-smooth kapok
  • Perfect fit for people who switch between multiple sleeping positions, because it molds to your neck and head
  • The cover is made of organic cotton, grown without toxic pesticides or fertilizers, so you can sleep safe and sound.

2 Carmel Latex Molded Pillow 

  • Made with healthy materials for your sleep like a 100% organic cotton cover, and certified free of synthetic materials by the Eco-institut
  • All natural latex is molded to perfectly contour your head and neck, providing essential support through the night.
  • Resilient and supportive latex never requires fluffing

To save on your purchase use this: OURHOME 10% Brentwood Home Coupon!  Click here to shop!

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Water Gallery is an environmentally-responsible company whose goal is to create elegant, artistic, reusable glass drink ware, including the company’s signature 22-k gold framed bottles, which can be collected, displayed, reused, and enjoyed time after time, no matter the occasion.
  • Whether you’re hosting a festive celebration, wanting to share a unique gift with the hostess for your next event, or simply shopping for the impossible-to-shop-for family member, friend, co-worker or the foodie who has everything, Water Gallery glass bottles and drink ware serve all of these purposes.
  • Water Gallery’s drink ware currently includes limited edition art that is coastal inspired from the much lauded marine artist Wyland, Guy Harvey, Jamaican marine wildlife artist and conservationist, and Drew Brophy, best known for his surf style and sacred geometric styles. Water Gallery will continue to expand their artist collaborations in 2017.
  • Wyland liter bottles retail for $40. Drinkware is as follows: Wyland coffee mugs retail for $15, Wyland water glasses retail for $15, Wyland pint glasses (matte and glossy) retail for $15. Guy Harvey liter bottles retail for $40. Guy Harvey half­liter bottles retail for $20. Drinkware is as follows: Guy Harvey beers mugs retail for $15. Guy Harvey pint glasses (matte and glossy) retail for $15. Guy Harvey shot glasses retail for $12. Drew Brophy liter bottles retail for $40. Drinkware is as follows: Drew Brophy Sunrise pint glasses (matte and glossy) retail for $15. Metatron’s Cube water glasses retail for $15.
  • The Water Gallery is also a member of the amazing organization 1% For the Planet, so an additional one percent of the company’s proceeds goes to environmentally­-minded non­profits, in addition to the Wyland Foundation, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Brophy’s charity of choice, wavesforwater.org.

 

Garmin Nuvi 67 LM

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The Nuvi 67 LM GPS by Garmin is the co-pilot that will help your traveling loved ones get to where they need to be. Equipped with a six-inch screen, lifetime maps and lane assist, navigating the roads will now be easier than ever.  It costs $139.99 and you can find it at Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, which is a convenient and reliable gift destination for consumer electronics, toys and more for those on the go.

No nonsense Leggings

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Bend your boundaries with the menswear-inspired leggings from No nonsense that are perfect for work and play without borrowing from the boys. From houndstooth to herringbone and plaid to window pane, there’s a pattern for every oversized sweater, oxford shirt and pair of loafers! You can purchase them online at the No Nonesense Website and they sell for $16.99.

 

Harry’s Shave Sets

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Harry’s was built out of respect for quality craftsmanship, simple design, modern convenience and most importantly for guys who know they shouldn’t have to overpay for a great shave.  They care deeply about the quality of  their products and have a team of over 400 expert designers, craftsmen, chemists, and engineers to build the products from the finest materials and ingredients using an exacting production process to ensure they deliver exceptional performance.

Gift sets start at $15.00.

 

STOCKING STUFFERS

Star Wars Lightsaber toothbrush

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Fun, flashing Lightsaber toothbrush with sound effects, encourages children to brush for the recommended 2 minutes which help to form healthy brushing habits. The Star Wars themed Firefly flashing sculpted handle toothbrush with soft bristles, has a 1 minute light-up timer which turns off automatically signaling children to stop brushing the top row of teeth and begin brushing the bottom row. Batteries are included and last the life of the toothbrush and cannot be replaced

You can purchase these online and in stores at many retailers including Target ($4.99)

ShedRain Compact Umbrella

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The mini ShedRain Compact umbrella is the ultimate solution to rainy day woes. The strong, durable frame, ribs, and shaft make it reliable even in the soggiest weather. With its compact size, this collapsible umbrella is just the right fit for any backpack, purse or satchel, and makes a great stocking stuffer!

It’s available at Shedrain.com and costs $20.00

Brain Spin Card Game

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A great ice-breaker and creativity game. Players open up their minds and write down everything they see based on the card in play. No answer is too crazy as long as you can convince your opponents of what you see. Let your creativity explode!

You can purchase it online at Winning Moves for $5.95.

Water Works Card Game

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The classic 70’s card game is the original leaky pipe card game. Be the first player to complete a pipeline from valve to spout!

You can purchase it online at Winning Moves for $10.95.

Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen

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The Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen is a great stocking stuffer.  With 5 shades whiter teeth, that starts working in 1 day, this 2-in-1 product will assure that your smile is at its best for those family photos! The gel in the built-in Optic White® Whitening Pen contains hydrogen peroxide, which provides effective whitening beyond surface stains.

You can find it at most drug stores for about $14.99.

Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White Toothpaste

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The new Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White Toothpaste promises 4 shades, visibly whiter teeth in 6 weeks, starting in just three days.  This formula is professionally designed with Hydrogen Peroxide for a white, brighter, bolder, designer smile, fast and effectively.  In addition to being safe for daily use, this product protects your enamel and contains anti-cavity fluoride protection.

You can find this in drug stores and mass retailers nationwide starting at $3.99.

 

For the Kids

DESCENDANTS NEON LIGHTS Ball Feature Doll Assortment

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Two of your favorite DESCENDANTS characters are dressed up for the NEON LIGHTS Ball with beautiful dresses that actually light up! The DESCENDANTS NEON LIGHTS Ball Feature Doll Assortment takes the NEON LIGHTS Ball theme from the Descendants: Wicked World animated shorts and adds an extra layer of fun with LED light piping in the details of the dress. The NEON LIGHTS Ball Feature Doll Assortment comes with rooted hair, a stylish dress and several fashionable accessories to get each of them dolled up for the NEON LIGHTS Ball. Choose from Mal Isle of the Lost (daughter of Maleficent) and Evie Isle of the Lost (daughter of Evil Queen) dolls, each sold separately. Requires 3 A76 batteries, which are included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com for $29.99.

DISNEY FROZEN MUSICAL LIGHTS ELSA Singing Doll

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With the DISNEY FROZEN MUSICAL LIGHTS ELSA Singing Doll, ELSA is ready for her big moment in a beautiful dress with a beautiful glitter cape. Press the snowflake design on ELSA’s bodice to activate the “Let It Go” music and watch as her dress lights up from the bottom to the top. Press the snowflake again to activate a different light pattern to go along with the song. Requires three “AAA” batteries, included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com for $29.99.

DISNEY PRINCESS ROYAL RIBBON SALON Assortment

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Kids can create dazzling hairstyles with the DISNEY PRINCESS ROYAL RIBBON SALON playset assortment! Sit the ARIEL or RAPUNZEL figures in their special salon chairs and watch as your child creates stylish hair extensions using colorful ribbons. Kids can put the ribbon on the spinner, turn the handle, and watch as it magically transforms to look like great hair! Kids can choose from a variety of ribbons and hair clips that can be mixed and matched to create an enchanted look. Choose from ARIEL or RAPUNZEL, each sold separately. Playsets include doll, outfit, brush, salon chair, spinner, five hair clips, base, and eight ribbons. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com for $29.99.

LITTLEST PET SHOP PET SHOP Playset

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Kids will be excited to play out their own pet stories with the LITTLEST PET SHOP PET SHOP Playset. This multi-level pet shop is the ultimate hangout for pet friends – with the space to hold up to thirty pets, and the features and accessories to play out tons of awesome stories! Kids can have their pets travel from the rooftop playground down to the second floor or main floor using the tube slide! Kids can have pets can perch on swings, or seesaw with their pet friends or ‘take a spin’ in the hamster ball ride! Fans can create their own storylines for their pet friends by using the included thought bubble and Deco Bits. Playset comes with three pets; one with premium glitter, two pet friends, themed accessories, stickers, and emoji experience with thought bubble and Deco Bits. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com for $29.99.

MY LITTLE PONY EXPLORE EQUESTRIA CRYSTAL EMPIRE Playset

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Fans will get the chance to create royal journeys inside the MY LITTLE PONY EXPLORE EQUESTRIA CRYSTAL EMPIRE playset. Venture through the enchanted, two-story castle as PRINCESS CADANCE introduces her new foal, BABY FLURRY HEART to CRYSTAL EMPIRE. Press down on the heart and watch as the floor lights up with cutie mark designs! Head up the staircase to the second floor where the rotating throne and spinning crystal closets hold accessories. Playset comes with PRINCESS CADANCE and BABY FLURRY HEART figures, dress, tiara, earrings, baby bottle, comb and other themed accessories. For even more royal times, scan the code on the included PRINCESS CADANCE figure into the MY LITTLE PONY Friendship Celebration app to unlock more fun in the app! Requires two “AAA” batteries, not included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com for $39.99.

KAMIK Boots for Kids

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SLATE Approx. Retail Price: $74.99/Available: Fall 2016)

  • Comfort Rated -25oF
  • Waterproof nylon and synthetic leather upper
  • Padded collar and gusset tongue
  • Soft fleece lining
  • Dri DEFENSE waterproof bootie construction
  • Two adjustable velcro straps
  • Removable Kamik comfort insole
  • SLED cold weather outsole
  • NiteRays Reflective Technology
  • Height: 7 inches/Weight: 0.9 lbs. (per pair)
  • Toddler Sizes 5-10, Children’s Sizes 11-4; Available colors include: Blue, Black, Magenta, Purple

Upwords Classic Game

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Upwords has been sending word builders soaring to new heights ever since the game debuted in 1983. Now, the Classic 80’s version is back! The 8×8 gameboard grid and 64 letter tiles challenge players to think “upside” the box!

You can purchase it online at Winning Moves for $20.95.

 

K’NEX Clock Work Roller Coaster Building Set

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Tick, Tock goes the coaster car on the Clock Work Roller Coaster Building Set, from K’NEX. The hour hand inspired, motorized coaster car lift sends the coaster car up the track and down a ride full of twists and turns. This set comes with 305 parts, primarily rods and connectors, to build a K’NEX thrill ride! And if collect the Infinite Journey Roller Coaster Building Set and the Revolution Ferris Wheel building Set (sold separately), you can have a working amusement park right in your home!

This toy is  recommended for builders ages 7 and older and sells for $34.99.  You can find it in stores now!

Revvin’ Race Car 2-In-1 Building Set

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Build a revvin’ racecar, then build a powerful ATV. Includes 370 K’NEX rods & connectors are included, plus a battery-powered motor. Build a super-fast, motorized racecar! Then take it apart and build a powerful motorized ATV than can take on tough terrain. All K’NEX rods & connectors are proudly made in the USA.

This toy is recommended for builders ages 7 and older and sells for $29.99.  It requires 2 AA batteries, not included.  You can find it in stores now!

Turbo Jet 2-in-1 Building Set

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Build a supersonic jet, then build a heli-plane with rotating propellers. Over 400 K’NEX rods & connectors are included, plus a battery-powered motor. Build a jet with motorized, rolling wheels and an open-and-close cockpit! Then take it apart and build a heli-plane with working, motorized propellers that you can adjust to spin vertically or horizontally. All K’NEX rods & connectors are proudly made in the USA.

This toy is recommended for builders ages 7 and older and sells for $29.99.  It requires 2 AA batteries, not included.  You can find it in stores now!

Zippi Pets

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Zippi Pets put the magic of flight in kids hands! This colorful interactive hummingbird chirps, tweets and sings as she soars through the air. With just a touch, and a little bit of magic, Zippi spins and hovers with animated action, just like a real hummingbird. To start the interactive fun, kids just tap Zippi on the head to wake her up and she chirps brightly in response. Kids can control her flight simply by moving their hand underneath her path. With a built in rechargable battery and the included USB cord, Zippi will be flying again in 20 minutes.

Recommended for ages 5 and up and sells for $24.99.

Enforcer Motorized Belt Blaster

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Fully automatic with a motorized belt, the Enforcer Blaster brings new excitement to the blaster world! For the high stakes battles, the Enforcer ensures a level of pristine accuracy and quickness matched by no other. The motorized belt holds up to 40 darts extending battle play even longer.

The Enforcer requires 6 AA batteries (not included) and is recommended for ages 8 and older.  It sells for $29.99 and you can find it at Walmart.

Magnum Superdrum Blaster

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The all-new Magnum Blaster brings dart-play to a new level. Kids can jump right into the action at maximum power with this blaster’s rotating super-drum featuring two different firing options – TRIGGER FIRE or SLAMFIRE. It holds up to 40 darts for extended play and sends darts flying up to 80 feet!

The Magnun is recommended for ages 8 and older and sells for $19.99 and you can find it at Target.

Honest’s NEW diaper prints

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Honest’s new diaper prints feature red elephants and blue donkey’s holding hands in recognition of the upcoming presidential election. The super-absorbent, ultra soft, hypoallergenic are made without chlorine processing and additives like fragrances, lotions, and latex. All prints are available now at honest.com in sizes newborn to 6.  Cost: $13.95.

 

COOKIE CRAFTER™

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The Cookie Crafter™ playset is a battery operated fun and easy to use way for kids to make unique cookie creations using graham crackers and decorations from home. Kids place a graham cracker on the base, shape with the designed-for-safety cookie crafting tool, decorate and enjoy! The Cookie Crafter™ playset is recommended for kids ages 6 and older at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

TSUM TSUM ADVENT CALENDAR

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Each day, kids can open a new window to reveal a surprise Tsum Tsum figurine or accessory to create a gingerbread themed scene. With 18 different sized Tsum Tsum figurines, each in holiday attire, as well as six holiday themed accessories, kids can enjoy counting down to the holidays with the Disney Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar. Suggested for kids ages 6 and older, the Disney Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar is available for a suggested retail price of $39.99.

 

GIFT ‘EMS®

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Gift ‘ems® is a collectible miniature doll brand that currently has 84 mini-dolls representing major cities from countries all over the world.  The diverse dolls are each packed as a surprise gift in a patent pending gift box which transforms into a diorama revealing scenic images, country flag, the doll’s city of origin, and her name.  Gift ‘ems® dolls each have four interchangeable parts so kids can mix and match fashions to create their own unique look. Gift ‘ems™ playsets include the Tour Bus and the Hotel & Spa, and are recommended for girls ages 4 and older and range in price from $3.99-$14.99.  (Awards & Accolades: Toy Insider Hot Holiday Gift Guide – Collectible Category; TTPM Most Wanted Collectible Category).

Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory

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The film’s playful and plentiful bonus offerings include “Piper,” the theatrical short film starring an irresistible sandpiper hatchling; an all-new mini short featuring interviews with Dory’s pals from the Marine Life Institute; a behind-the-scenes look at the most challenging character Pixar has ever created; never-before-seen deleted scenes, including a digital exclusive featuring the Tank Gang from “Finding Nemo” who make it their mission to get Marlin and Nemo to the Marine Life Institute; and much, much more.