+ Polaroid ZIP Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printe

Wireless Polaroid Mini Photo Printer

This is a very cool wireless printer that uses WIFI to connect and then prints small (2″ x 3″) photos from your phone. THIS is our pick for favorite tech gift to give this year. Continue reading “Wireless Polaroid Mini Photo Printer”

+ Christmas Gnome

Holiday Gnomes — Fun Decor & Wine Toppers

Check out these winter holiday gnomes — some for decor and some to top wine bottles — for sweet, fun gifts. Continue reading “Holiday Gnomes — Fun Decor & Wine Toppers”

+ Ticket Memory Box Frame

Finally. A place to put all your concert & professional sport game tickets!

Ticket Holder Shadow Box. We LOVE this wonderful display shadow box to hold all of your ticket stubs! Continue reading “Finally. A place to put all your concert & professional sport game tickets!”

+ Carl the snowman turns into hot chocolate

Snowman Turns Into Hot Chocolate

This super sweet snowman has chocolate in his belly and marshmallows in his head to make hot chocolate on your stovetop (just add milk)! Continue reading “Snowman Turns Into Hot Chocolate”


Top Go-To Hostess Gift

Stock Up Now on these wonderful hand wash & lotion sets so you have them on hand for hostess gifts for upcoming holiday parties and get togethers. Continue reading “Top Go-To Hostess Gift”


Favorite Housewarming Gift — Beautiful Lacquer Trays

Need a housewarming gift for an upcoming stay at friend’s or relative’s home? Here are some gorgeous lacquer trays that make a beautiful statement in any home. Continue reading “Favorite Housewarming Gift — Beautiful Lacquer Trays”


Stylish Herschel Backpacks & Bags

Herschel was created back in 2009 to provide the “perfect backpack” — We think they offer modern, functional back packs and bags that can be seen on college/high school campuses and now in the work place, as well. Continue reading “Stylish Herschel Backpacks & Bags”


Epic Party Games – Stock Up For Holiday Get Togethers!!

Need some new games?  We tested several and these are the Top 2 Games we recommend for this holiday season with family and friends. Continue reading “Epic Party Games – Stock Up For Holiday Get Togethers!!”


Hilarious Socks & Oven Mitts

These socks and oven mitts are just so funny and perfect for countless friends with a sense of humor — of course. (Definitely for those not easily offended. Beware –some profanity, which makes me like them more!)   Continue reading “Hilarious Socks & Oven Mitts”

+ Rabbit Vase

Sweet Ceramic Ring Holders & a Vase

There is something just so sweet and thoughtful about these ceramic ring holders and home accessories by Creative Co-op. What a sweet gift for someone who just got engaged, a girl friend, hostess gift. Functional and adorable. The rabbit vase is another unique offering by Creative Co-op — it looks sweet with flowers and also looks sophisticated without flowers.

Click on image below for the Bunny Ring Holder  3″ L x 4″ H (affiliate links)

Click on image below for the Dog Ring Dish  5.5″ L x 1.75″ W

Click on image below for the Cactus Jewelry Holder  5″ Diameter x 6.5″ H


Click on image below for the Bunny Rabbit Flower Vase 4. 75″L x 4. 25″W x 9″H

+ Giant Jenga Game

Giant Jenga — so fun!

I love a twist on an original — this is a Giant Jenga game. Was the hit of the party a few times this past summer. Continue reading “Giant Jenga — so fun!”

+ Cell Phone Jail

Cell Phone Jail — Has It Come To This?

In some households and classrooms, it has come to this. Kids need to physically put their phones away to focus on tasks and look up and around at the world they live in.

Continue reading “Cell Phone Jail — Has It Come To This?”

+ Bathroom Organization Tools

Best Bathroom Organization Tools

Being organized and tidying up always makes me (at least) feel better and more at peace with the world. These are our favorite bathroom organizers/tools that look so nice and function to organize your bathroom things. Continue reading “Best Bathroom Organization Tools”

+ slaplit, niteize, kooziewithlight, uniquegift,

Let there be light on your beer can?

This is a Koozie with a light — how cool is that? Keep you drink cool and keep an eye on your drink at night. Everyone will know where you are — clever, fun and useful. Great gift for someone you know who drinks soda or beer from the can or bottle. Continue reading “Let there be light on your beer can?”

+ Swig tumbler with lid and reusable straw.

Take a Swig — cups, tumblers and hilarious tea towels

Swig — New to the scene just a couple years ago bringing us the coolest travel stemless wine cup with a lid (and re-useable straw)! You, your college-age students, your sports sideline parent friends and your teens will love these. Continue reading “Take a Swig — cups, tumblers and hilarious tea towels”

+ Taking off bottle cap with wall mounted Dropcatch.

DropCatch — Gift for Guys & Gals (21+)


When we first saw and used a DropCatch, we knew it would be a hit for all the beer drinking men (and women) in our lives.  Not only is it easy to use and functional as a bottle opener, we love how the magnet holds all the bottle caps.  (no more bottle caps flying across the floor — no more mess).   Continue reading “DropCatch — Gift for Guys & Gals (21+)”

+ White Labrador getting dried off using Soggy Doggy towel.

Soggy Doggy – quickest way to dry dogs

We have been using our Soggy Doggy towels often with all the recent rain. Hands down this is THE product we use most with our dog.  We have one by each house entry door and we also have one in the car.


Soggy Doggy makes “shammy” towels and mats that help dry off your dog’s paws and body when they come in from the outside.   Continue reading “Soggy Doggy – quickest way to dry dogs”


Gorjana Jewelry — Beautiful Layers

Modern, timeless, unique jewelry by Gorjana. The trend now is more delicate necklaces that you layer and these are the pieces you will go to every day. We get countless compliments on our Gorjana jewelry and feel that they make the perfect girlfriend to girlfriend gifts. Yup — get them what they really want. Continue reading “Gorjana Jewelry — Beautiful Layers”

+ Two gals in Hunter boots on a huge log in the great outdoors.

Rainy Days Make Me Think of Hunter Boots. . . and they have sooo much more!

Hunter boots are a go-to standard seen on rainy days in many urban areas and college campuses. If you don’t own a pair, you should consider a pair of Hunter rain boots that definitely stand the test of time, rain and mud.  Plus — the benefit that you will look good on gloomy, rainy days. But did you know that Hunter has more than just rain boots? Continue reading “Rainy Days Make Me Think of Hunter Boots. . . and they have sooo much more!”

+ Artistic detail on kitchen tea towels.

Sexy Kitchen Towels? We Think So.

Towels sound boring, but these kitchen towels are such works of art, the designs are. . . almost sexy!! — Stock up now (before the holidays) since these make outstanding hostess gifts. Continue reading “Sexy Kitchen Towels? We Think So.”

+ Bob Ross Bobblehead

Bob Ross Bobbleheads

Who doesn’t love Bob Ross? Many of us growing up remember Bob Ross’s soothing voice as he painted landscapes on TV.  This Bob Ross Bobblehead is just too funny and a unique gift for a friend who will appreciate calming words and Bob’s head bobbing! Continue reading “Bob Ross Bobbleheads”


Gifts for Your Man on Valentine’s Day

Here are some of our favorite gifts for men this Valentine’s Day — some are useful, practical, sporty, and others are plain hot (!) and fun!  Don’t forget your man. . . . and if you have been stumped on what to get him, we hope these ideas help. Continue reading “Gifts for Your Man on Valentine’s Day”


Valentine’s Gifts

My favorite Valentine’s Gifts are thoughtful, personal gifts that show you were thinking of your loved ones. Best Valentine’s gifts would include ‘experience gifts’ to do together in the future: concert tickets to her favorite band, hotel getaway to his favorite beach or ski resort (just the 2 of you), tickets to a movie or hard-to-get sports event. Most importantly, everyone loves a thoughtful surprise — doesn’t have to be big, but something to show you care.  Trust me — this does NOT include grocery store flowers. Continue reading “Valentine’s Gifts”


Gifts for Girls

Some years I can easily think up and find gifts that fit my girlfriends/sister/mom, but other years I struggle and wait and stress. Here are some proven winners that I hope take the stress out of shopping for the ladies in your life. Continue reading “Gifts for Girls”


Guys, Guys, Guys! Gifts for the men in your life.

We prefer to give guys experience gifts like: tickets to a favorite sports game, concert tickets, or even lift tickets and hotel for a long weekend at a ski resort. Those gifts make memories and are fun to give! To fill in under the tree and when you just need something to wrap, get him what he really wants/will use. Continue reading “Guys, Guys, Guys! Gifts for the men in your life.”


Stocking Stuffers – YAY!

One of the most common questions we get asked for help with during the holidays is “What are good stocking stuffer ideas?”  We tend to go with practical and useful, rather than little toys/items that will never get used. Continue reading “Stocking Stuffers – YAY!”


Warmest Gloves & Mittens

Staying warm during the winter is a priority for me and my family. We love the change of seasons and with that comes the cold and windy winter months — plus, we love to ski, so we always put winter gear to the true test. Continue reading “Warmest Gloves & Mittens”


Hostess Gifts

Going to some fun holiday parties this year?

It is that time again — holiday parties, running around, wrapping gifts, partying with friends and family! We think you will enjoy this time of year more if you stock up on a few of these so you are ready and not running around to find something the day of a holiday party. Continue reading “Hostess Gifts”


Mud Pie -Whimsical Hostess Gifts

We’re kinda freakin’ out here!  These are such unique, fun kitchen and entertaining gifts — that are functional at the same time. Continue reading “Mud Pie -Whimsical Hostess Gifts”


Furbo — Dog Owners, Have you seen this?

OMgosh — this is the sweetest interactive treat throwing dog gadget for when you are not at home! Using your phone you can watch your dog, speak to him/her, and throw treats to them.  Furbo.  How Fun! Continue reading “Furbo — Dog Owners, Have you seen this?”


So Much More Than A Candle. . . .

These Objects With Purpose Candles are healthier to burn in your home, have sophisticated scents using essential oils and you can even use the warm oil to moisturize your skin. Many of us are conscious about what we eat and we also care about the products we put on our skin — what about the candles we burn in our homes? Continue reading “So Much More Than A Candle. . . .”


Hip Vests – Check these out before they sell out!

One for you. . . One for me!  One for you. . . One for me!  That is what I keep thinking about this vest. Hurry!  Before these sell out. Continue reading “Hip Vests – Check these out before they sell out!”


Tech Products for Teens (and adults, too)

Here are some of the latest and most useful tech products that got rave review from teens, college students. . .  and made their parents/adults take notice too. Continue reading “Tech Products for Teens (and adults, too)”


Pajamas — Yup, Most Likely You Need New PJs!

Two times a year, I do a closet shift of clothes.  This fall I realized I desperately needed some new pajamas and did a search only to find some wonderful, yummy soft pajamas!   Continue reading “Pajamas — Yup, Most Likely You Need New PJs!”


Retro Polaroid Cameras — They’re Back!

Having a comeback are the classic, retro Polaroid cameras — believe it or not.  The younger kids, teens and college kids are picking these up again and enjoying instant photos!  Who knew? Continue reading “Retro Polaroid Cameras — They’re Back!”


Hipster Planters & A Night Light

Check out these sweet, hip planters. . . . and a night light.  I found these while traveling and had to get one for my kitchen window sill, which will make me smile every morning.  I also need to get a couple for my Secret Gift Closet — so unique to have on hand for my coolest of friends!

Continue reading “Hipster Planters & A Night Light”


Fun Glasses For The Beach

Just a few weeks left of summer time fun and these glasses are the perfect acrylic glass to take on your next beach day, bonfire, picnic at the beach!   Continue reading “Fun Glasses For The Beach”


Dorm Room Smart Essentials

Here are some essentials that college and boarding school students love to have in their rooms.

Many experienced parents will say to wait (to purchase things for the dorm) until you see the room size and layout.  I agree with this for the larger items.  All of these suggestions below add value and they will fit no matter what!  Check these out and leave a comment for other useful items that boarding students should consider.  Our tip is to order on Amazon so you aren’t driving around like a crazy parent trying to find all these things. . . .  (commissioned links) Continue reading “Dorm Room Smart Essentials”


Luggage Tag Jewelry Charms

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.”
Gaby Basora

Summer means travel and discovering or returning to a favorite destination.

Jet Set Jewelry helps you keep the memories with you every day with their jewelry charms.  Wear on a necklace or bracelet for a very unique, special way to pay tribute to a favorite location! Continue reading “Luggage Tag Jewelry Charms”


This summer I bet you are not thinking about long underwear.

Girlfriends:  Summer is the best time to upgrade and clean out your long underwear

It is a pretty safe bet that if you take a closer look at your long underwear in the summer sunlight, you will see that you need to do some purging and why not purchase some new items now on sale?   Continue reading “This summer I bet you are not thinking about long underwear.”