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Holiday Gift Ideas + Entertaining

The holidays are here but the stress of planning, entertaining and gift-buying doesn’t have to be so I’m sharing all the “must haves” for Holiday Gift Ideas and Entertaining Solutions this season!

Holiday Gift Ideas: Kids + Pets


The magic of Moonlite is simple – it bridges the gap between traditional and digital books. Moonlite transforms reading routines into a magical and bonding experience with vivid projections and playful sound effects making parents into Super Storytellers. Using a simple clip-on projector to a smart device so Pictures project onto the Ceiling or wall. All the words of the stories appear on your phone making it eay to read while projecting the images on the screen. Reading becomes Engaging and Fun! Moonlite transforms favorite books into magical experiences that engage and immerse the children INTO the stories. 

Offer Single Stories and Story Collections. Starter sets come with a projector and 4 classic stories. Including  famous characters such as Very Hungry Caterpillar, Llama Llama, Monsters Inc., Mickey and Friends, Disney Princesses and dozens more. 

Gifts Under $40., Amazon


Toys with a Purpose to Encourage Kindness, Giving and Sharing – Features the Bene Bear®, Sparkle the Dog and Seawhee the Turtle.  All three buddies are ready to help kids practice Respect, Kindness, Empathy, Giving, Patience, Cooperation and Sharing. In addition, they can learn all about animal and pet care as well as ocean conservation. What makes the Toys With A PurposeTM line unique is that these plushies include a token system so children not only learn about these positive character traits through the books and stuffed animals, but they get to practice them too!, Amazon, $39 each or $108 for the Collection


One-Stop Shop for All the Pet Lovers on Your List this Year. Pets are the joy to our world so ‘tis the season for spoiling them. Chewy has something for every pet lover and furry, feathery, and scaly friend on your list. Fun toys for both naughty and nice pets, a gingerbread house for cats. You can get festive matching PJs. These are all from Chewy’s Frisco brand AND under $20. A cute mug and leash gift set and even a DNA Kit makes a great gift. Take advantage of Chewy’s fast, free shipping and great deals this holiday season. Chewy, online destination with everything you need from daily essentials and medications to the fun stuff like holiday gifts., $5 – $140

Holiday Gift Ideas: Beauty Lovers


Applying the serum is an irresistible addition to your skincare routine. OLAY scientists made the serum a gorgeous iridescent purple that becomes clear upon application to indicate when the product is fully absorbed into the skin. It’s a superior product backed by science. The 5-in-1 formula helps improve skin texture, evens skin tone, firms skin, smooths visible lines, and provides long-lasting hydration.

Retailers Nationwide,, $34.99


Perfect Stocking Stuffer or Gift for Ourselves this Holiday Season. Gift of damage-free hair! A fast hair repair spray to strengthen and smooth hair, delivering total inside-out repair in just 90 seconds for 99% less breakage. Perfect gift to give us all out repair and style our hair without the fear of lasting damage. Formulated with Alpha Hydroxy Acid to rebuild bonds from the inside and Omega-9 replenishes hair from outside. Together the combination repairs all hair types and textures from the inside out. Just spray on clean, wet hair and comb through, leaving on for 90 seconds before styling., Amazon, $35


Say goodbye to dull hair with the Activated Glass Gloss Treatment, Redken’s 1st at-home, salon-inspired glossing treatment that provides intense, molecular-level shine in a simple, rinse-out formula for salon-strength in your shower. Advanced pH technology plus Redken’s Acidic Shine Complex infuse the hair with shine while maintaining a healthy pH that lasts up to 32 washes! Experience glass-like shine for 3 days with 76% shinier hair. The effect is longer lasting color vibrancy, which will hold you over in between salon visits to your colorist. Get salon quality color-care in your shower.,, $38


Perfect Gift for the Beauty Lovers on Your List. InfinityPRO by Conair® CurlSecret is the secret to curl perfection every time at the push of a button. After 10 years on the market, Curl Secret is back to revolutionize the way you create curls for a new generation, making it easier than ever to create curled looks for any occasion. Curl Secret’s enhanced features include 5 high heat settings, 3 multi-directional curl settings, 3 customizable curl type settings and a peek-a-boo curl chamber. Curl Secret can be used on any hair type and hair texture. Select a temperature, a curl type and a curl direction then place a section of hair into the slot. Push START and watch hair gently wrap around the barrel, that’s it!  

Available Nationwide at Ulta, Amazon, $99.99

Holiday Gift Ideas: Host + Entertaining


Must-Have Wine to Gift or Enjoy this Holiday Season. Drawing from the Cakebread family’s 50 years of fine winemaking experience, Bezel crafts quality, fruit-forward wines to elevate any wine drinking occasion. Bezel wines are vibrant and alive with gorgeous fruit and unique personalities – just like the special Central Coast vineyards in Edna Valley and Paso Robles that produced them. Open a bottle with the foods and friends you love the most and let the magic happen. Enjoy or Gift a bottle of their Edna Valley Chardonnay, Edna Valley Pinot Noir or their NEW Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon., $25 – $30


Perfect as a Gift or to Make Holiday Entertaining Easy. The Ultimate meal-making machine – it can Air Fry, Air Roast, Air Broil, Bake, Bagel, Toast, Dehydrate and Keep Warm all in one. Takes up 50% less space when you flip it up and away to store against your backsplash. Cooks up to 60% faster than a traditional oven with Air Roast; 60 second preheat; full meals in as little as 20 minutes. Features precision-controlled temperature, heat source and airflow for ultimate versatility and optimum cooking performance. Perfect as a gift or to help make holiday entertaining easy and delicious., $219

Holiday Entertaining: Snacks + Baking


Perfect Snack to Take On-The-Go or Serve this Holiday Season. Delicious, healthy fruit snack. Coated in creamy yogurt, these real fruit strawberry bites are infused with Probiotics – the friendly bacteria that helps support digestion and gut health. Yoggies contain 2 billion live Probiotic cultures, 3 grams of fiber and only 80 calories per serving. Perfect to keep in our purse for a quick pick me up while out shopping for the holidays or a healthy snack to serve when friends or family visit. This 21oz bag contains 30 single snack packs

Costco Stores, $10.89 /, $20 plus free shipping

A Snack that Gives Back – The Perfect Snack to Serve this Holiday Season


Uglies® Kettle Chips are Upcycled Certified™ and crafted from potatoes with minor cosmetic imperfections… This includes potatoes that are too large or too small; those with varying colors or have the wrong sugar content. These orphaned potatoes were diverted from food waste to become perfectly delicious small batch kettle chips! By purchasing Uglies® Kettle Chips, you help support farmers and reduce food waste, plus 10% of all sales of are donated to help fight childhood hunger! Available in 7 delicious flavors, including one sweet potato variety., Amazon, Whole Foods, Central Market, Sprouts


Rivalz is changing the snacking game – with nutrient-dense satisfying salty snacks WITHOUT the empty calories, excessive fat, salt and unhealthy carbs! Available in crave-able comfort food flavors: Late Night Pizza and Extra Chedda’ Mac and Spicy Street Taco. They taste too good to be true with 8g of plant-based protein and 4g of fiber per serving, only 9 Net Carbs + plus seven essential vitamins and minerals and lower sodium than traditional salty snacks. Rivalz Snacks are made from vegetables (listed first on our labels!) and the highest-quality ingredients and contain no artificial flavors, added sugar or preservatives. They are vegan, non-GMO certified, gluten-free, soy-free, low-Glycemic Index, certified Kosher and feature a satisfying crunchy shell., Amazon, Select Sprouts this Month, $5.49, 6oz Pack | $19.99, 1oz 15 pack | $29.99, 6oz 6 pack


Plant Based Must Have for Holiday Cooking & Baking. Country Crock® Plant offers a variety of products that are 100% dairy free and 100% delicious alternatives to dairy butter and dairy cream. Cooking with Country Crock® Plant guarantees that there will be something delicious for everyone at the table this holiday season. Made with plant-based ingredients, these products cook, bake, and whip like their dairy counterparts, and can be used in the same amounts as dairy butter and cream in cooking and baking recipes.  

Pull out all the stops this holiday season by using both Country Crock® Plant Butter and Plant Cream to whip up your favorite desserts like delicious Caramel Cupcakes, Cranberry Orange Rolls, or a batch of homemade whipped cream to top your family’s favorite treats. Whether you are lactose-intolerant, vegan, or simply trying to eat more products that are made with plant-based ingredients, ALL are welcome to savor the rich, creamy flavors of Country Crock® Plant Butter and Plant Cream.  

Frys Food and Drug, Safeway, Target, $3.29 – $8.89

Holiday Getaway:


This December, gather the family and celebrate the season at Barnsley Resort just over an hour northwest of Atlanta. The 3,000-acre resort radiates with festive cheer with more than one million twinkling holiday lights, elegantly appointed Christmas trees, and merry décor spread along the village green and Manor House Ruins. The resort offers several holiday-themed events and activities that family members of every age will enjoy throughout the month, alongside an exquisite five-course Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch in the intimate setting of the 19th-century Rice House restaurant.

Take advantage of the resort’s Light Up the Holidays special, which includes luxurious accommodations, a $75 resort activity credit that can be used for archery, golf, spa, clays shooting and more as well as the resort’s signature Woodlands candle.



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