Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Everyone

Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Everyone

Today is the start of the 12 Days of Christmas and the best time to share my last minute holiday gift ideas with you. I’ve broken it down to Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, and Gifts for everyone. You can check out my other holiday shopping posts Gift Guide for Busy Moms and Affordable Last Minute Gift Ideas guide. May you have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year!

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Gifts for Her

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Here are a few last minute gifts for your mom, daughter, best friend, or co-workers to enjoy. You can buy them online at Amazon.com, on the product website, or in the store. It all depends on the way you like to shop. If you shop online be sure to check on Ebates.com to see if there are any cash back deals for the online store you are shopping at.

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iLuminate 22pc Makeup Brush Set

This makeup brush set is for professional makeup artists and at-home beauty fanatics alike. It includes 22 extra soft brushes conveniently stored in a sleek faux-leather rollout pouch. It includes a carry and travel case plus a cleaning tool. Great for practicing all the makeup techniques you learned on YouTube.

Click here to buy these makeup brushes on Amazon.com

iLuminate Folding LED Travel Mirror

If you are anything like me, you use your phone’s camera to check or reapply your makeup. The only problem is there is no light to
really see all the details. The iLuminate travel mirror has a LED light with a regular and magnified mirror so you can get in really close. This will probably be shared between me and my daughter for those quick makeup checks.

Click here to buy this mirror on Amazon

Banish Acne Scar Kit

Nobody likes acne scars, especially teen girls. Get her this acne scar kit to help clear up her skin so it has a fresh glow. I like to keep things simple and have taught my daughter to do the same. Fortunately, we both have pretty clear skin but occasionally a pimple will leave a scar. This kit contains Pumpkin Enzyme repair cream and vitamin C serum to help the scars fade.

Click here to buy the Acne and Scarring Kit

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Clip-On Jewelry

Clip-on jewelry is the first fashionable accessible accessory to women’s bras, tank tops, dresses and tops. It also clips onto swimwear, bikini tops and bikini bottoms, purses, scarves, and boots. You can also wear it in your hair as a delicate new hair accessory.
Created in Los Angeles California.  The Jewel Bouquet sells around $25.00 – $30.

Click here to order your own Clip-on Jewelry

Blob Tagua Ring

Blob Tagua Ring is 100% natural, sustainable, organic, vegan and biodegradable.  The rings are designed in Vermont and ethically handmade in Colombia from “dried tagua seeds” (AKA “vegetable ivory —our raw material).  Dried Tagua seeds are very similar to ivory in color, texture, and hardness.  It would make a unique, original and affordable stocking stuffer.

Click here to order a Tagua ring

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Gifts for Him

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If you are anything like me it can be challenging to find something that the guy on your list will love. It could be your dad, uncle, son, cousin, boss, or boyfriend. Here are a few last minute gift ideas that don’t include ties, socks, or electronics.

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Vybe Socks

My nephews and quite a few men I know are into the colorful socks that are in style now. They add personality and flair to their usually boring suits and dress clothes. Vybe offers socks for men and boys that would make a great gift idea. There are matching socks for father and son as well.

Click here to buy a pair of Vybe Socks for men and boys

Order now to get them before Christmas

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Red Oxx Gadget Travel Bag

This is one tough bag that is great for carrying small electronics, cords, or toiletries. You will not have to worry about things falling out or getting damaged by water or the weather. It will definitely last for a long time and it even has a lifetime warranty. It’s a great gift for your resident gadget geek.

You can buy the Lil Roy Gadget Bag at Red Oxx.

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Dr. Squawk Celebri-Duck

The CelebriDuck comes in different characters, both real and fictional, and makes a great gift for your kids or adults. They are safe for teething babies and are PVC-free. Makes a great stocking stuffer.

Visit CelebriDucsk.com to choose one

Gifts for Everyone

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These last minute gifts are good for anyone on your list. Perfect for families, foodies, or folks you barely know. It doesn’t matter as long as they feel the joy of the Holidays through you!

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Cupright

CUPRIGHT, which is a table and desktop tip-proof insulated cup holder. It’s a perfect gift for co-workers or anyone that drinks out of a paper cup, bottle, or can work, or at home. Accidental spills happen when you least expect them, and keyboards and other electronics are expensive to repair, not to mention, rugs, dry-cleaning bills, and valuable time cleaning up messes. In addition, CUPRIGHT is insulated and also helps keep your beverage warmer or cooler longer and it eliminates the need for a coaster.

Buy a Cupright or two for $17.99 each

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McCrea’s Caramel

I like caramel every once in a while but when I tasted McCrea’s sea salt caramel I had to stop myself from eating the whole package. It was that good! This candy is perfect for your caramel lover. McCrea’s signature product features Hawaiian black lava sea salt swirled into caramel to provide a salty-sweet mouthful.  Additional flavor combinations include Basil Cayenne, Ginger Fusion, Curried Butternut, and Rosemary Truffle Sea Salt.  They also offer such classic flavors as vanilla, chocolate, maple, mocha, and coffee.

They use local, real-food ingredients and package our caramel in beautiful compostable containers.  Everything is made in America.  Our caramel is available for purchase online and in retail outlets throughout North America

Click here to Buy on of the delicious flavors

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Refocus Bands

 

I am a positive thinking pitbull but even I have days when the negative thoughts threaten to overpower me. So it’s exciting to find a product that helps re-focus your thoughts from negative to positive ones and it looks good too! Refocus bands allow you be to be more mindful and take control of your thoughts by simply flipping the band every time a negative thought overpowers you. Every flip helps encourage a positive thought that guides your inner voice in the right direction. There are over 10 different designs and affirmations to choose from, Refocus Bands are leading the way as the hottest positive fashion statement that conditions you to live a more mindful life..

Each item sold helps support amazing charities they discover that align with their values and make a difference in the world.

Click here to buy a Refocus Band for everyone in your family for only $8 each

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Bodyworks Ball

I tried the Bodyworks Ball and have decided it will be a gift to myself! This ball is perfect for my lower back. I’ve had a few issues after my accident in March with pain and discomfort. I tried the Bodyworks ball according to the instructions and got the stiffness to relax. Yes!!! Get this “O List” favorite for yourself or anyone who has problems with stiffness, soreness, or pain in their neck, back, shoulders, or feet.

Click here to buy a Bodyworks Ball for only $34.00

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Rise Baking Subscription Box

My son loves to cook and bake so it makes sense for me to think about getting him baking tools this holiday season. I have heard about a few cooking subscription box services but never a baking subscription service until now. Rise Baking is a monthly baking subscription service that ships premium ingredients with original recipes directly to your door. The process is simple. Each month you will choose recipes that suit your taste. Then, your monthly baking box will arrive fully stocked with pre-measured and color-coded ingredients making the baking process simple. Rise takes the intimidation and hassle out of baking with results that will have anyone baking like a pro.  All recipes are “from scratch” never mixes. They have a 3-, 6-, or 12-month plan. You can also give a gift box.

Click here to buy a gift box for $29.99 or choose a plan

Use code “Holiday10” for 10% off a monthly plan or “Gifts10” for 10% off a gift box 

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Mary Tylor Naturals

For the crafter in your family, Mary Tylor Naturals has great organic products they can use to make soaps, creams, lip balm, or anything they can think of. I make Blyss Body Butter from 100% organic ingredients and am always looking for a great source for my product. You have a variety to choose from including Shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and product containers.

You can buy Mary Tylor Naturals supplies on Amazon

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Cranberry Spice Moonshine

Add a little flavor to your holiday party with Cranberry Spice Moonshine made with Everclear. It’s a festive drink made with cranberries, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves – it blends all the holiday flavors to form what may become a new tradition.

Click here to get recipes for your Holiday parties

Women Entrepreneurs Week – Maia Haag

Women Entrepreneurs Week – Maia Haag

November 19 was Women’s Entrepreneurship Day where the accomplishments of women in business are highlighted. I love being in business and meeting other women who are living on purpose and adding value to the world through their business. Instead of celebrating just one day I’m celebrating all week and possibly the rest of the month.

I’ll introduce you to incredibly innovative women and highlight their business for you. To learn more about them personally and/or what they sell, click on the links to visit their websites. Remember, when women are strong, the world is stronger.

Today I want you to meet woman entrepreneur Maia Haag, Co-Founder and President of I See Me!

What kind of business do you have?

I See Me! (www.iseeme.com) is the largest publisher of personalized children’s books and gifts in the US. We sell beautifully illustrated and designed personalized books that are made one-by-one especially for each child. The books make perfect holiday gifts, new baby gifts, birthday and baptism gifts for children ages 0-8.

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What keeps you going? What’s your Why?

The mission of I See Me! is to make each child feel special. Our books help to build self-esteem in children because the child is the star of the story. Our books are deeply personalized. For example, many of our books allow the gift-giver to select the skin tone and hair color of the child. Other of our books incorporate a photo of the child’s face into the illustrations. As a result, children love reading their very own books over and over, and they cherish them forever.


What kind of help did you have to start and build your company?

My husband and I built our company together. We received a personalized book for our own child and we thought it could have been done better. My husband is a graphic designer, I am a marketer, and we combined our business minds to create a much higher quality personalized book than what was in the marketplace. Now we have a fantastic team of leaders helping to shape the company.

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What makes you feel successful in life and business?

I have re-defined success to mean not only building a successful business, but also having time for my children, husband and myself. I especially enjoy the one-on-one time that I plan with each of our kids and with my husband. For many years I was focused on the business at the expense of my personal life, and I have made some major shifts such as no longer working in the evenings. It required me to redefine my definition of success in order to do that.

maia-haag-womens-entrepreneur-week.jpgBIO: Maia Haag is an entrepreneur and general manager who has gone from managing multi-million dollar businesses at General Mills to writing and self-publishing personalized children’s books that have generated multi-millions in sales. Maia is the Co-Founder and President of I See Me! , the largest publisher of personalized children’s books in the world.

Women Entrepreneurs Week – Sharon Blumberg

Women Entrepreneurs Week – Sharon Blumberg

November 19 was Women’s Entrepreneurship Day where the accomplishments of women in business are highlighted. I love being in business and meeting other women who are living on purpose and adding value to the world through their business. Instead of celebrating just one day I’m celebrating all week and possibly the rest of the month.

I’ll introduce you to incredibly innovative women and highlight their business for you. To learn more about them personally and/or what they sell, click on the links to visit their websites. Remember, when women are strong, the world is stronger.

Today I want you to meet Dallas mom, Sharon Blumberg in the interview I had with her.

What kind of business do you have? 

I am the owner of a children’s lifestyle brand called CHOOZE. We create footwear, apparel, and accessories that are different, literally. We are best known for our signature creatively-coordinated footwear – the left shoe is always different from the right – and we have extended our colorful design aesthetic onto our apparel and accessories.

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Thanksgiving special – 50% off all purchases over $100 on mychoooze.com with the code GIVETHANKS.

What keeps you going? What’s your Why?chooze-candy-dress

The entire goal for our business has always been about empowering kids to reach their potential and inspiring parents to
give their kids the freedom to do so. CHOOZE is about self-expression, creativity, and confidence. When we foster these qualities we can do anything. The name of the brand represents our power to choose to be who we are truly meant to be. From the design concept to our socially responsible business model, our “why” is about the power of choice.

What’s your biggest challenge?

Being a business owner brings on new challenges every single day. Every day I am tested on how I will react and handle a new issue. I would say that my biggest challenge is trying to stay calm and positive through the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship.

What do you do for regular self-care?

I try to take time every day to do something for me, whether it’s going for a walk or practicing yoga. The practice of yoga has been fully transformative for me because it has taught me to calm my otherwise chaotic mind, to be strong & flexible on and off the mat, and to live consciously.

sharon-blumberg-choozeBIO: Sharon Blumberg is a Dallas mom on a mission to empower and elevate kids through creativity and confidence. Blumberg’s career began as an artist and designer focused on creating custom murals and furniture for children’s rooms. Since becoming a mom to three creative kids, she realized one of her greatest passions – using art to motivate kids to dream big. Blumberg turned this passion into a business and created CHOOZE, a lifestyle brand that started with a line of creatively-coordinated footwear.

Women Entrepreneurs Week – Debra Stangl

Women Entrepreneurs Week – Debra Stangl

November 19 was Women’s Entrepreneurship Day where the accomplishments of women in business are highlighted. I love being in business and meeting other women who are living on purpose and adding value to the world through their business. Instead of celebrating just one day I’m celebrating all week and possibly the rest of the month.

I’ll introduce you to incredibly innovative women and highlight their business for you. To learn more about them personally and/or what they sell, click on the links to visit their websites. Remember, when women are strong, the world is stronger.

Today I want you to meet Debra Stangl, Founder/CEO – Sedona Soul Adventures – Sedona, AZ

Author – The Journey to Happy – How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life” 

What kind of business do you have?

At Sedona Soul Adventures, we do private retreats that are custom-designed for individuals and couples. We help people go from where they are to where they want to be. We work with over 40 of Sedona’s master practitioners and we spend a lot of time talking with each person before they come to Sedona to really go deep into what’s going on? What do you want?  Then we custom design each retreat of private one-on-one sessions to give our clients exactly what they need to have the life or the relationship of their dreams.

The two most common things people say to us is  “I never dreamed my life could be this good” or “We never believed our relationship could be this wonderful”.  The retreats are truly life changing and transformational.

I have also combined my spiritual work with my love of travel and I take groups each year to Egypt and Machu Picchu, to experience the sacred energy of these amazing places.

I’ve now become an author. My book,The Journey to Happy – How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life” launched October 19, 2016 and has gone to Amazon #1 Best Seller in 5 Categories and International #1 Best Seller in 4 countries. In the book I explain how I went from being a burned out divorce attorney, who was 40 pounds overweight and $50,000 in debt to $50,000 dropping out of the sky, losing 40 pounds in 5 weeks without diet or exercise and doing the work of my dreams with Sedona Soul Adventures. I then show the reader how using the concept of Nothing Is Wrong can transform every area of your life.

I blog every week about living your best life and how to do it. It’s posted on our web site, http://SedonaSoulAdventures.com

Why did you choose this business or blog?
In many ways, I feel like it chose me and I almost didn’t have any choice! Because I was so unfulfilled and unhappy as a divorce attorney, that led me to Sedona where I connected with some of the world’s most amazing and advanced healers and spiritual guides. My own healing led me on a quest that culminated in the discoveries that I discuss in my book and that we utilize at Sedona Soul Adventures, especially that real and lasting change is possible. I knew I had to bring that message to the world and that has been my mission for the past 14 years.

What do you do for regular self-care?
Quite literally, I use the Stepping Stones that are in my book (meditation, Gratitude Journal, Tapping) and I do sessions cover-for-kindle-finalregularly with my fantastic practitioners, especially sessions that move energetic blocks and breathwork. I do yoga 1-2 times per week and I hike in the beautiful red rocks of Sedona with my golden retriever, Daisy. I have weekly massages and myopractic adjustments every 2 weeks. I also do a very unusual type of weight workout with my personal trainer for 25 minutes every 10 days.

What makes you feel successful in life and business?

My business is all about helping people live their best lives and that’s what my life is about. I truly believe that the key to feeling fulfilled and happy is living our lives in connection on all the levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. When we are connected on all the levels, we feel great, we’re operating on all four cylinders. When we’re not, we simply can’t live our best life.

I try to live this all the time and try to practice what I preach. Do I do it all the time? No, I don’t, I’m human. But the more I try, the better I get at it. I also teach having compassion with yourself, which is something that as women we often find hard to do.

deb-stanglBio: 17 years ago, Debra Stangl was a burnt out divorce attorney, 40 pounds overweight, $50,000 in debt and in an unhappy marriage. She came to Sedona for the first time and everything changed. As she recounts in her new book, “The Journey to Happy – How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life”, $50,000 dropped out of the sky, she lost 40 pounds in 5 weeks (without dieting) and now does the work of her dreams with Sedona Soul Adventures, by helping others find happiness.

Women Entrepreneurs Week – Tina Hay

Women Entrepreneurs Week – Tina Hay

November 19 was Women’s Entrepreneurship Day where the accomplishments of women in business are highlighted. I love being in business and meeting other women who are living on purpose and adding value to the world through their business. Instead of celebrating just one day I’m celebrating all week and possibly the rest of the month.

I’ll introduce you to incredibly innovative women and highlight their business for you. To learn more about them personally and/or what they sell, click on the links to visit their websites. Remember, when women are strong, the world is stronger.

Today I want you to meet Tina Hay the Founder and Creator of Napkin Finance 

What kind of business do you have?

Napkin Finance is a platform that simplifies complex financial topics.napkin-finance-start-up

Through sketches and videos, we make financial literacy more palatable. What’s unique about Napkin Finance is that we engage through humor, simplicity, trust, and empathy.

Why did you choose this business?

The inspiration for Napkin Finance was my own struggles with finance as an MBA student. I am a visual thinker, as are many other people. Sketching out images has always helped me understand complex topics.

I started illustrating different topics on napkins as a marketing platform for a previous startup and we saw that our napkins seemed to resonate with quite a few people.

As we added more and more topics, we realized that there are few resources that make financial literacy more palatable and accessible.  From there we have grown from napkins to videos, a glossary and we are now working on releasing a podcast.

What keeps you going? What’s your “Why?”

The best part of what we do is the feedback and messages we get from our members. Nothing beats hearing from parents, young adults, teachers and many others that they love our content and we are helping them make smart and impactful money decisions.

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What kind of help did you have to start and build your company?

I have been very lucky to have a team that is incredibly talented, hard-working, and loves working on such an important and vital subject.  I have also had great advisors from the start that have helped guide the strategy and direction of the company.

What’s your biggest challenge?

The biggest challenge is focusing my time and resources on the most important issues, rather than getting distracted by the numerous daily challenges and opportunities.

What kind of support system do you have?

I have incredibly supportive family and friends. Starting a business is a roller coaster ride and it is sometimes difficult to handle all the ups and downs. It is nice to also know many people who have started companies and can understand and relate to the difficulties and demands of startup life.

What makes you feel successful in life and business?

Working on a company that is helping people and also having fun doing it is the best feeling and more rewarding than any other financial return.

women-entrepreneurs-tina-hay-ceo-napkin-financeBIO: Tina’s personal struggles understanding complex financial topics led her to found Napkin Finance, a guide to everything you need to know about money in 30 seconds or less.  The mission of the company is to empower readers to make smart money decisions and build a lifetime of financial well-being. Prior to creating Napkin Finance, she was Co-founder and President of CityTripping.com and Founder of Platinum Test Group. She holds a B.A. from UCLA and an MBA from Harvard University.

How to Sell Your Engagement Ring Online (Worthy.com)

I shared with you what happened when I sold my engagement ring after I got divorced. Back then the only way to sell your engagement ring online was to go to Craigslist or some other classified directory. I didn’t get the best price I’m sure because I wasn’t well informed. I didn’t get the ring appraised, in fact, I didn’t really know I could take it to a jeweler to find out all the details about the ring.

Things are different now so you don’t have to practically give away your diamond ring. You have options for selling your ring online and getting the best price instead of the first price someone throws your way.

I got information about Worthy.com recently and feel it is a great way to sell your diamond engagement ring online. The site was created so women who have jewelry laying around can sell it for a great price to the highest bidder. I decided to give a try myself so I went to the website and started the process of selling a wedding band. In the video below you can see step by step how to sell the rings online. It’s very easy to do so take a look at the video and then dig out your diamond rings and start selling.

Fast Facts:

  • The estimate is free
  • The shipping is free
  • Listing in the auction is done for you
  • You get to decide the lowest amount you’ll take based on the appraised value
  • You get paid in 7 days after the sale of your jewelry

Have you sold your engagement ring or wedding band? Do you think you would sell it now that you see how easy it can be?