Gift Guide 2018

BLUNTmoms
Written by BLUNTmoms

Holiday shopping can be a pain – what to buy? Where to park? So many lines. That’s why we put the time in to come up with this gift guide to help you find that perfect something for underneath the tree without losing your mind.

For The TV Lover

Love Sharp Objects? Succession? Game of Thrones Seasons 1-7? Or maybe you want to see where it all started with Season 1 in 4k HD. Grab the DVDs of these hit series, grab some, turn up the volume and enjoy. Tis the season to binge on all your favorite shows!

For the Lingerie Lover

Start your day with a beautiful foundation. Smile with delight that you’re wearing something romantic, tasteful and indulgent under your clothes. Madalynn has beautiful bralettes that are ready to wear, or they have bralettes you can assemble yourself if you are particularly crafty. Spoil someone special (or yourself!) with something delicate and lovely.

For Someone Who Loves Toasty Toes

Tired of your partner warming their icy toes on your warm body in the middle of the night? Or are you the icy toed one? The Footsac blanket is the answer! Tuck cold toes into the 18″ pocket along the bottom of the blanket. Small and lightweight enough to toss in your carry-on, perfect for travel!

For The Writer In Your Life

The Rocketbook, made famous by Shark Tank, is a notebook that is endlessly reusable and affordable. It never runs out of pages and it’s a classic pen and paper experience designed for the digital age. Put pen to paper to app – any pen from the Pilot Frixion line and upload your notes to the Rocketbook app for posterity and easy searching. This is where you can doodle important things like “BUY MORE WINE. HAVE PIZZA DELIVERED. ORDER MY OWN PRESENTS” so you don’t forget.

For The One Who Loves Pampering

It’s a scientific fact that teenage girls who are in the bathtub are much quieter than teenage girls that are in your face asking you to do things, take them places and or otherwise needing something. Plus they smell better! For the teen girl in your life who loves to indulge and look her best, Honestly Margo has Bubble Fizz Bath Powder, Aromatherapy Balms, Roller Girl, Roll-On Lipgloss. These are paragon-free and many of their products have four ingredients or less. Designed to inspire and be good for you, these delightful treats made by a mother daughter team are perfect for your teen’s stocking.

For The Jewellery Lover

CHECK OUT THIS BLING! These 10k White Gold 8mm Round Leverback Dangle Earrings Made with Swarovski Zirconia (4.00 cttw) are gorgeous and a great value, just $79. Sparkly shiny things aren’t just for the tree – you might want to order these for yourself!

For The Wine Lover

Love the wine but not the hangover? Try Purple Tree, a supplement designed to help you be more holly jolly this season, even after a holiday party.

For The Retro Gamers In Your House

Everything old is new again! Show your fam how we used to game in the good old days. The Blast! family includes the Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1, Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 2, Activision Flashback Blast!, Legends Flashback Blast! and Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, all of which come with a USB-powered HDMI dongle that plugs directly into the TV and an ergonomic six-button wireless gamepad. The Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 3 swaps the wireless gamepad for a pair of wireless game paddles, which are specially optimized for its selection of classic paddle and ball games. Games featured include Centipede, Millipede, Yar’s Revenge, Asteroids, Missile Command, Pitfall, River Raid, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig Dug. Get ready for retro fun!

For The Skateboarder You Love

Have a look at this Locker Board – it’s a skateboard that fits in a backpack without being folded! Best of all it’s sustainable, made from recycled wood; it’s highly portable, stable, solid and fun! Give this to your kids as a subtle way to say “Go play outside!”

For The Environmentalist In Your Life

Peace Frog is a brand that has 30 years of giving back to charity and they make awesome eco-friendly clothes. Wear your environmental loving heart on your sleeve with Peace Frog. You don’t have to be a hippy-dippy person to love on these clothes!

For Those Who Love To Make A Statement

Statement Peace hand produces their beautiful jewellery in Florida, and considers each piece of jewelry to be a work of art that offers the kind of uniqueness the world has been seeking. Each piece comes with a wooden stand and they feature wood in their design to symbolize how each tree has a past, present and future. It’s symbolically clever AF and also beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to wear that?!?

For The Teen Who’s Going Places

The scooter is all grown up and it’s awesome! The E-Prime Electric Scooter is designed for teens 14 and up. It’s an electric scooter that delivers a rattle-free ride, is thumb active aged and goes up to 24km/hour. It’s a sleek, modern design boasting a high-torque, electric hub motor. The handlebars are easily adjustable and it folds up conveniently.

For Family Game Time Fun

No more boring board games! Positive human touch has a profound effect on the brain and body. A hug, a high-five, a caress: they all prompt a release of “happy chemicals” in us. Like oxytocin, known as “the love hormone”. Those happy chemicals do great things: they ease us out of fight-or-flight mode, make us feel close to and trusting of others, help calm our immune systems, and more,” states Nick Bentley, a North Star Games developer who happens to have a PhD is Neurobiology. “Happy Salmon creates a level of touch close enough to release a flood of happy chemicals, but not so close it’s awkward. The players can feel it, and it makes them feel good, and that makes the touching even more enthusiastic and effective, in a viciously happy circle. The game achieves this in 60 seconds with just a deck of cards! It could not be more perfect.

For the SweetTooth

Have a friend who LOVES their treats? PoppedPassion is a way to feed their sweet tooth, and have them try something new! A Custom popcorn cake, stuffed with all sorts of goodies, these cakes will ship across the USA so you don’t even need to WRAP it!
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For Those Who Love a Breath Of Fresh Air

Who doesn’t love air?!?!? Compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Nest, IFTTT and more, the Awair 2nd Edition monitors the five key air pollutants: fine dust, chemicals (Volatile Organic Compounds), CO2, humidity, and temperature. It gives more acute readings of “Fine Dust” levels (or PM2.5), which is typically very difficult to detect yet easy to breathe in. Air quality levels are shown directly on the device’s LED display to help users ‘see the invisible’ at a glance. See the data from the device in the free partner (iOS and Android) app, giving you real-time notifications so you know when your air needs attention along with personalized recommendations to improve air quality. There’s even a Sleep Report feature within the app that uses an algorithm to help users optimize their bedroom for a good night’s rest.

Another great option is the Eve Room which allows you to monitor your air quality and then turn on your air purifier as air quality deteriorates or your humidifier or dehumidifier as needed. Keep your climate under control with the push of a button. Keep an eye on the temperature and make sure everyone is as comfortable at home as possible.

For Those Who Love A Great Cause

Wear your heart just below your sleeve! Mario and Luca Lavorato are the brothers behind the designs of every NOGU Jewelry piece. They also live with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease for which there is no cure. For every Kite bracelet sold, 50 percent of sales will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada in support of research, clinical care, and advocacy for those living with CF. Hand-crafted from 4mm beads and are hand-strung on a clear elastic cord. The Kite bracelets are available in silver, gold, rose gold, or black gunmetal finishes and a selection of colorfully enamelled or all metallic crystal studded Kite charms. With their stretchable clear elastic cord, the bracelets are one-size-fits-most.

For The Cook

This gift serves up dinner and social justice! The Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary heat retention slow-cooker, which continues to cook food, which has been brought to the boil by fire, cook stoves or any conventional method, for up to 12 hours without the use of any additional fuel source. For every bag sold in the Western World, a donation is made to the Wonderbag Foundation and a bag is subsidized in the developing world.

Also, check out Project Fire, an electrifying new approach to grilling by the man who literally wrote the bible on barbecue, including dessert and cocktail recipes that highlight the power of fire for the tastebud’s delight. Give yourself the gift of better barbecue.

For Those Who Love To Stream

Sometimes you just need entertainment FAST! Especially during the holidays. Plug it in, connect to the internet and get ready to stream with Roku’s Streaming Stick. Enjoy immersive picture quality, voice activated controls, easy to set up convenience and bring it with you to the hotel or the dorm. Pop this in and drown out your prying relatives at the dinner table.

For The Water Conservationist

Water conservation is so important! Don’t waste a drop! Control and schedule your sprinkler wirelessly with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to save water with the Eve Aqua. There’s an auto-shut off so you will never flood your garden and you don’t need to remember to turn it off.

For The Security Conscious

Feel safer and maybe find out who has been low-key stealing all the good snacks in the kitchen. This high definition security camera has 2-way talk, facial recognition, motion detection, noise reduction, human detection and it’s easy to install. Monitor what’s happening at your house at the touch of a button on your phone. The SmartCam N2 delivers high tech security so you can keep an eye on what matters most to you. Or try the Smart Cam N1!

For The One Who Is Always On The Go

As moms, we pretty much live in our cars, amiright? Charge your phone quickly and easily with the Airbase Wireless fast-charging suction mount. It’s a wireless charging device meant for the dashboard or windshield. Its hold is solid and it keeps your phone in view. Or try the Airframe Wireless vent mount.

For The Curious Kid

“It’s not slime!” For the scientifically curious, we suggest Atlas Obscura, Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid. It’s a kid’s illustrated guide to 100 of the world’s most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent.

For The Gadget Geek

Power up your digital assistant! Got a Google Home? Check out the LOFT portable battery base. Power up your Google home for up to 8 hours so you can unplug and explore. Available in three different colours to match your home’s decor, LOFT delivers more portability for your home assistant device so you can crank the tunes while you’re cleaning out the garage or taking a well deserved bubble bath because SELF CARE Y’ALL.

 

For The One Who Wants to See the World

If you have someone one your list who refuses regular gifts, give them the time of their life with a Beaches or Sandals experience. Travel to one of MANY locations to enjoy amazing service, all inclusive activities, and fine dining across their resorts! Pick up an Islands Routes tour, or give them a SNUBA experience during their trip to really elevate this to EPIC gift level. Boss holiday gift level: UNLOCKED.
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For the One Who Won’t Grow Up

Spinmaster toys have a never ending selection of toys for the WHOLE family. To creating laugh inducing family games nights, to finding the perfect gift for your favourite kid (we all have a favourite) SpinMaster has a selection of big or small items to fit any budget. You’re never too old to play! Have some fun!

 

For The Adventurer

Ibest dress for all body typesf you have a traveller on your list who “has everything” I suggest the Fit and Flare dress from Land’s End. I have never seen ONE dress that fit so many body types and look fabulous on each one. A soft, packable knit fabric, this dress is light, easy to wear and would be a great addition to a cary on bag, backpack or even a suitcase being dragged into a 5* hotel! Fashion for everyone! We love that!

 

 

 

 

 

For The Anxious One

Imagine if you could actually give someone the gift of SLEEP? Um, YES PLEASE. The Dreampad is a high end pillow embedded with sleep technology. Download the Dreampad app to your phone, and use the extended cable to connect to your Dreampad pillow and the the soothing music (of your choosing from the app) will travel directly from your pillow to your ear. The sounds can not be heard by anyone else in bed, and only the user with their head ON the pillow are treated to this restful way to stop your mind from RACING.

This pillow is also highly recommended for those with autism, ADHD, and other related concerns. Nighty night and sleep tight!

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A Gift For Later

If your family is like mine, there are no summer birthdays to provide outdoor toys and fun for the warmer days! We love giving a “fair weather” gift in the winter to help get the kids excited about the sunshine to come!

We love these floats from Coconut Float, pick your favourite and keep it tucked away until the summer calls! How adorbs are they?!? PERFECTION! best beach floats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And you can never have enough water guns on that hot summer night when you just want to drench the kids! Supersoakers come in a variety of styles, so everyone is able to grab their weapon of choice, but be sure to get enough for the WHOLE family to enjoy! Make family play a thing again with an impromptu water fight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope to have shared some great ideas for your gift giving, and inspired you! Happy holidays from all of us here!

Disclosure: Some editorial samples were provided to review products for inclusion in this gift guide.

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