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We are literally just a few short days away from celebrating Mother’s Day.  As a mother, I look forward to spending this day with my husband and sons because they are the ones that make me a mom, but this year, my eldest son will be off island for a band concert and I’m certainly going to miss him.  If you’re wondering why it has taken me so long to share with you a little gift guide as I tend to do each year, well – that’s the reason!  I’ve been able to spend this day with all of my boys since they were born so I have been in my own little pity party the last few days knowing that he wouldn’t be home.  A few days ago, I realized that I needed to get over myself and be thankful that my husband and sons treat me like Mother’s Day is every day and no special day on the calendar is ever required.  So – while I am a bit late at sharing my gift lift with all of you – I figured that I would make this post because any day is a great day to get a treat – right?

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The first thing on my list is this gorgeous necklace from The Vintage Pearl which you can find on The Grommet.  The Grommet has to be one of my go-to websites for finding unique gifts for my loved ones.  This Messy Nest Necklace is a cute treasured keepsake and I absolutely love it.  Whether you are getting it for your moms or grandmothers, I’m sure it will be a hit.  The necklace starts at $42.00 and is handcrafted in the United States of antiqued silver wire.  Each nest is handcrafted and filled with freshwater pearls – one for each child in the wearer’s heart.  It’s set on a sterling silver ball chain and can be customized to match the number of children in the family.  The creator of The Vintage Pearl is a mom herself and started creating from her kitchen table in hopes to be able to be a stay at home and work from home mom. This is probably one of my favorite pieces to share with you because it’s certainly a sentimental piece.  I hope that The Vintage Pearl will offer this in gold one day.

Get a Messy Nest Necklace from The Vintage Pearl here.

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Next is another gorgeous piece that can also be found on The Grommet.  The Family Tree Necklace by Vintage Stamp Jewels is a great piece that can be worn every day.  The delicate family tree charm represents the life connections that matter to each of us.  You can choose the color and number of Swarovski crystal charms that accompany your tree.  The bezel-set crystals can represent any important moments or people from birthstones of children or grandchildren, milestones and anniversaries or any special date or time that is close to your heart.

You can learn more about this gorgeous piece and get one for yourself or a loved one here.

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Now, when I think of Mother’s Day – I always associate a really great face mask as a gift.  Here’s the deal, I LOVE an awesome face mask and some of my favorites come from Miss Spa.  If you’ve been a long time follower of my blog, then you know I’ve raved and talked about this brand a lot over the years.  What I love about Miss Spa is their wide range of masks available for a variety of skin types and textures.  You literally can find one to fit your needs or someone you love.

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Did I mention that these masks are so affordable?  Depending on the type you select, they start at about $4.00 each and go up in price from there and you can easily find a mask that suits you.  I definitely love a great face mask for Mother’s Day because I don’t have time for an at Spa pampering so I love doing it at home.

You can learn more about Miss Spa products, purchase your own or get it as a gift here or at your local Ulta or Drugstore.

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Bath Bombs are a favorite gift to receive and to give on Mother’s Day.  For years my sons and I made creations of our favorite scents and dried flowers to give as gifts, a tradition that my sisters and I did when we were teenagers.  One of my long time favorite handcrafted websites for great bath, body and essential oils is Sky Organics.  I’ve been using their essential oils for a few years now and I just had to include them in this guide.  All moms deserve a little pampering and bath bombs are those little fizzy wonders that just help any mom relax.  Sky Organics offers their Organic Bath Bombs Gift Set for just $25.99 (one of my favorites besides my own handmade ones) and it includes 6 beautiful bath bombs in an assortment of scents – Caribbean Coconut (my favorite), Lavender Lemon Muffin, Love Potion, Mermaid Kiss, Strawberry Milkshake and Sugar Rose.  These beauties are made in the USA and each bath bomb has a net weight of 5 oz.  It’s a total steal for sure.

If bath bombs aren’t your thing, then be sure to check out their wide range of essential oils.  They offer a set with all of their oils for just $50.  Did I mention they also provide FREE SHIPPING.  Head on over to their website here for more information.

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LATHER is another company I recommend to anyone and they offer gift sets that are perfect for Mother’s Day or any day of the year.  Their Dream On set ($58.00) includes their blue chamomile foaming bath treatment, lavender aromatherapy candle, Art of Tea sleep tea handcrafted loose leaf tea (organic), tea infuser, quiet night relaxing balm, eye mask, and a reusable gift box.  All of these essentials are perfect for treating mom to a night of a little peace, quiet and relaxation.  With my sleepless nights and insomnia, this kid would be the absolute perfect way for me to just settle down and relax.

Learn more about LATHER’S gift sets and products here.

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I’ve been swooning over IT Cosmetics the last few months now and I knew I just had to include some of these beauties.  Honestly, I’ve been totally stalking IT Cosmetic’s website now making a VERY LARGE wish list of items I want to try.  I have literally only tried their Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment and Bye Bye Under Eye, so I find that this portion of my post has an ulterior motive for me… hehehe!  Maybe my friends and family who see this will snatch something from IT for me for Mother’s Day.  Hey, one can hope, right. j/k!  This year IT Cosmetics is offering a bunch of IT girl essentials that will literally have your Mom feeling her most beautiful on this special day and always.

The Your Beautiful Basics Airbrush 101 5-Piece Face and Eye Getting Started Brush Set $58 is the perfect set for any makeup loving addict.  Every woman needs a great basic brush set in her makeup bash and the Airbrush 101 is how you get started with it all.  Blend, blur, buff and perfect for a flawless airbrushed finish with a brand of brushes that are known to be super soft and luxurious.

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Now – of course, makeup brushes are definitely my thang so I had to share with you the Face & Eye Essentials Mini 5-Piece Face and Eye Travel Brush Set.  This set retails for $30 and it wold be a great hit for Mom.  An awesome powder, eye shadow brushes and liner brush can help you get ready in a flash.  Four brushes are included to line, define, smoke out and blend.  Plus, you get an all-over complexion brush for all the basics from foundation to blush and illuminizer.  This is a great kit that includes the tools to get that fab look.

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The Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment ( I just mentioned about how this is one of the products I have tried from IT) is also a great gift selection.  But, this NEW Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment is now available in Rose.  It contains the essential butters and oils, hyaluronic filling spheres and antioxidants for your softest and smoothest looking pout while it flushes your lip to the perfect rosy pink.  The original is my go-to when I’m in a rush or not feeling makeup but want a little color to my lips.  It’s definitely something I’d buy for my mom and something I’d love to receive as a gift.  It retails for $24.00

 

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Lastly from IT Cosmetics, I wanted to share with you the Bye Bye Pores Blush (retail $24). This award-winning Bye Bye Pores formula is infused with optical-blurring pigments which instantly diffuse the look of pores and discoloration.  It’s filled with skin-loving ingredients like anti-aging silk, hydrolyzed collagen, antioxidants, and peptides which will give any Mom (any body) a youthful flush.  I definitely think this is perfect for me or my mom because we love a great blush and anything that is infused with ingredients we love, well – it’s definitely a must have.

You can purchase any of these products on IT Cosmetics website here.

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Who says hair products and tools don’t make great gifts?  Not me!  I would love to get a fab hair tool for Mother’s Day so I figured I would include something that would help mom eliminate the “hair tool storage” and get a 3 in 1 that can do the trick.  The CHI Ellipse 3-in-1 Styling Iron is a great tool to make convenience mom’s game.  You can create a multitude of looks using this very versatile styler that includes 3 styling options in one tool.  With Teflon and Titanium plates to create smooth and sleep styles on a non-stick surface.  You can great smooth hair, curls and waves with just one tool.  The styler has adjustable temperature settings that heat up to 410 °F / 210 °C.  It has a ceramic heater for consistent temperature and an LED touch sensitive temperature control and display.  You also get a temperature lock feature (oooh… fancy) and a 1 hour shut-off.  I also love that it comes with it’s own glove, so you have everything you need for the perfect hair style.  The CHI Ellipse 3-in-1 Styling Iron retails for $110 but the price is reasonable considering the quality of the product and the fact that you can use it for more than one style.

You can learn more about this tool or grab one for yourself or your mom here.

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This next gift idea is untraditional, but definitely something worth mentioning.  The Revolar Instinct (I’ll have a full review on this product in the next week or so) has been a very important part of my everyday.  Retailing for $80, this little device can be the perfect gift in a big way.  The Revolar is a product that is brand new (the Indiegogo campaign has just completed) but a tool that I think is very worth the while.  It’s a quarter sized connect button that with 1-3 clicks, the Instinct can send different custom alerts to friends and family to let them know where the user is and what level of help they need.  Unfortunately, sexual assault is on a rise here in the United States and violence against women is at an all-time high.  You can send help to your location with a few clicks of this wearable device.  It not only empowers you to be proactive about your safety, but this little Instinct will help ou stay in touch with loved ones as well.  Did I mention it also tracks your steps?  There are no chords, and easy to use device and you can replace a battery in about a year so you don’t have to worry about charging it.  Last year my mom was sitting in a parking lot when someone tried to attack her.  Luckily she was in her car and was able to escape.  When I was 4 years old, a man attempted to kidnap me, I was in his car and he was about to drive away when my dad stopped him in his tracks.  Devices like this are easy to use and definitely worth it.  I wish I had one for each person in my family.  I had to share this with you because it’s a gift I think that would be invaluable to any mom and anyone.  Like I said, a full review will be coming soon – so stay tuned.

Learn more about the Revolar Instinct and find out how to get one for yourself here.

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I’ll be honest, as a mother, I can honestly say that any type of gift is such a wonderful sentiment, but I never expect it.  I think that Mother’s Day is every day of the year for me and I’m so lucky to call myself a mom.  I love creating handmade gifts for my mom and my mother in law from all of us because I think it’s special and I’m quite good with a glue gun.  Little flowers or hairpins decorated in fabric or paper always seem to make our loved ones happy.  At the end of the day – a gift should come from the heart, whether purchased or made.  My sons make me handmade cards each year and I cherish them with all my heart.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

I want to remind you that Mother’s Day is every single day of the year.  If you’ve been following me a while then you know that I believe this to be so with Valentine’s Day too.  Hmmm… I wish Christmas and birthdays were every day of the year also, hahaha!  Anyway – no matter the gift or sentiment you give to the moms in your life, make it special.  This last minute gift guide was not intended to be late, but I’m reminded that a present for mom doesn’t have to be given only one day a year so even if you miss picking up one of these for that special lady in your life – feel free to use this as a guide to put together a special treat for her at anytime.

I want to take this time to wish all of the mommies out there (whether you have human children or fur babies) a wonderful Mother’s Day this Sunday.  May your day be filled with lots of love and hugs and a whole lot of warmth and happiness.

“To the world you are a Mother, but to your family you are the World.”

 

 

 

 


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I’m not usually a last minute shopper, like at all, but find my self shopping later and later near Holiday season to get gifts for family.  It’s not that I’m a last minute shopper per say, but more so that time just gets the best of me sometimes.  This year I’m quite thankful that I am just about done with my Holiday Shopping – I just need to pick up some last minute boxes of candy, but I know that many are still on the hunt for that perfect gift.  I have a few gifts I would love to share with all of you, from a wide range of products that you could pick up as a last minute buy.  Whether you have a fitness addict, a beauty lover or anyone in between, any of these gifts no matter the size would surely put a smile on someone’s face this holiday season.  This Holiday Gift Guide is especially fun for the last minute gifts but can be someone for anyone.

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The KITLIFE Planner for 2017 is by far one of the best KITLIFE planners to date and I have had three of them prior.  Kit Life stands fro Keeping It Together and it’s a planner that offers just that.  For the working mom or stay at home mom, anyone who feels the need to keep organized by writing things down and a list maker – the KITLife Planner is for them.  When it comes to holiday gift giving – I love giving away planners because they help ring in the new year on a new foot.  KITLIFE has been a favorite of mine now for a while but they have since made quite a few changes.  I’ll have a full review and walk through coming soon.  If you enjoyed the original planner but wanted something more, I think you’ll love this one.  It’s gorgeous, bright and bold and feels so luxe and helps me with my planning.

You can purchase the KITLIFE Planner for 2017 at: http://kitlife.net/  The planners start at: $58.00 and as of today 12/21/16 the KIT Team is offering a 15% off discount of your purchase of a new planner and more.

**a full review of this planner will be coming here to Honeygirlsworld.com soon – so stay tuned.

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Back to the Roots Mushroom Farm or Garden-In-A-Can are great gifts to get for anyone that loves to grow their own fruits and vegetables.  It’s especially great gifts for those who live in an apartment and don’t have access to growing their own produce outside.  Since Spring follows the winter season, why not give someone a headstart on growing their own products.  Back to the Roots is passionate about “Undoing Food” and creating sustainable, delicious products to help kids and families reconnect with their food and how it’s grown.  Whether in the kitchen or in the classroom (or both), Back to the Roots’ organic Mushroom Farms, aquaponic Water Garden fish tanks and Organic Garden-In-A-Can goodies can be found at Whole Foods or other select retailers and make wonderful gifts.

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Back to the Roots offers a variety of Gift Sets this holiday season and I love that they make great gifts not only for family members and friends but teachers, administrators and others to help encourage learning about sustainable living.  Since my family and I absolutely love tending to our own garden, growing vegetables and fruits, flowers and more – gifts like these really resonate with us and my sons absolutely love the fact that these are perfect presents for their teachers this year to add to their classroom garden.

You can purchase Back to the Roots sets at: https://backtotheroots.com/collections/all or at your local Whole Foods or Home Depot stores.

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Everyone uses hand soap and Method has wonderful limited edition packaging and scents for the holiday season.  I especially love picking up these kinds of products for teachers and school staff since they make such great gifts.  The Method Holiday Hand Wash Collection is perfect and offers seasonal scents that are sure to please and sleigh your favorite teacher.  With Frosted Fir and Vanilla Chai wrapped in a fun + festive forest design which absolutely evokes snow-dusted evergreens and bright baubles with sparkling stars.  I love them.  These make great gifts to put into a gift bag and gift to your co-worker or friends too.  Like I said before – everyone uses hand soaps and these are just great.

Retailing for about $3.99 each – these fun soaps can be purchased at: http://methodhome.com/product-category/holiday-collection-2016/ or at your local retailers that carry that brand like Target.

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For the fitness lover, how about a myCharge Power Gear Sport Wearables Charging Case.  This awesome little case comes in two different colors – pink (pictured) or gray and is perfect for anyone who uses a Fitbit or other fitness wearable.  You can keep your wearable charged day and night by simply plugging in your wearable charging cord into the USB port and place your wearable (Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc.) in the charging case.  The charging case will protect your fitness tracker while providing a place to store interchangeable fashion bands.  I use the case to also store my headphones / earbuds and mini fitness tracker for safe keeping.

Retail – $29.99 and available at: https://mycharge.com/collections/other/products/powergear-sport

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Give a gift and Change a life.  World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that is dedicated to working with children, families and communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.  In working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God, World Vision offers a gorgeous Gift Catalog where you can purchase handcrafted gifts or choose to donate where proceeds to go help children and families in need.

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This beautiful bracelet is handcrafted and made of Mango Wood.  It’s gorgeously beaded and handmade in Indonesia.  One creative community on the island of Java makes these unique bracelets to help provide a sustainable income and care for their children.  The artisan group is led by a mother who pours her heart into her craft.

Retailing for $45 and made with love and creativity.  This gift and many more can be purchased with donation from: https://donate.worldvision.org/ways-to-give/gift-catalog

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I LOVE Tea and I think it’s a great gift to give to anyone for the holiday season.  Pique Tea has been one of my faves over the last couple of months and I definitely think it would make a fabulous gift for anyone, especially a tea drinker.  Pique Tea is Tea Crystals that dissolve in hot or cold water.  They are sugar-free and free of calories and are organic and free from artificial flavors and preservatives.  The teas offer 2x the antioxidants of leading tea bags and are sourced from top 5% of tea leaves.  These are my favorites for on the go because there are no messy tea bags, just drop the crystals in your water or liquid, stir and you’re good to go.

 Pique Tea Crystals retail for $7.99 for a set of 14 sachets/packets and can be purchased at: https://www.piquetea.com/

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Keysocks are something I think would make great gifts for the lady or girl in your life.  These socks are the ultimate solution for keeping your feet comfortable without showing that you are wearing socks.  They come in a variety of colors and are perfect for the business lady or the casual one.  Keysocks are knee high no-show socks that never slip, and keep feet blister free and legs comfortably warm in any shoe, any time.

Retailing for $10 + these socks are a definite must have, especially during the cold winter months.  You can learn more about them or purchase them at: http://www.keysocks.com/

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Pedi Pamper is another great find for the holiday gift giving season because they are great for treating your feet during the colder months.  Pedi Pamper is a 7 Day Foot Peeling Mask that offers a pain free solution to dry callused feet.  This product is absolutely easy to use and you can purchase it via their Amazon site.  I love products like these for Holiday Gift Giving because they make great additions to a “Spa or Pampering Gift Bag”, simply tuck it into a basket or gift bag with other items like lotion, bath bombs and even a gorgeous toe nail polish and your gift is good to go.

Pedi Pamper is a spa experience at home and is fast, easy and comfortable to use.  No matter if your feet have calluses or are as hard as leather, this exfoliating foot peel will give you baby feet in just a week.  There is no scrubbing, no agony and the mask incorporates cream acids which promote effective peeling of dead cells – simply apply the mask and let it do it’s work.  This really makes a great addition to any spa gift set you are putting together for a loved one.

Purchase your Pedi Pamper at: http://amzn.to/2h4QlIj – Retailing for $14.95 for 1 pack or $25.50 for 2 pack.

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The eRase e60 by Emjoi ($79.95) is a fabulous gift for the beauty lover.  This top selling corded, dual speed epilator by Emjoi absolutely outshines competitors offering quick and effective removal of unwanted hair from the body and face with minimal discomfort.  It’s one of my favorite tools and I think it would make a fabulous gift.  The eRase e60 is highly effective with its 60 tweezer action discs that are arranged in skin-tautening dual opposing heads that removes hair from the root (as short as 0.3 mm), leaving the skin smooth for up to 6 weeks.

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The Erase Glide Technology enables the user to glide the unit back and forth, or in a circular motion over the skin to remove hair in seconds, while also being gentle enough to remove individual facial hair on the chin or upper lip.  The eRase e60 also comes with a sensitive attachment for the epilator head, resulting in a product designed to be mild enough to remove hair where the user is most sensitive, including underarms, while still remaining easy to use and reliable.  I love that the eRase is able to remove most hair on the first past, which is perfect for my sensitive skin to help reduce skin irritation.  There are limited edition patterns and colors available and this unit is something I wish I could get for a gift under my tree.

You can purchase the eRase by Emjoi for $79.95 at:  https://emjoi.com/AP-14EB/emjoi-erase-e60

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Nail Lacquers make great holiday gifts and awesome stocking stuffers too.  These gorgeous polishes from SpaRitual are becoming some of my favorites because they allow me to use Glitter for my holiday festivities without the hassle of taking them all off.  The SpaRitual Unveil Peel-Off Basecoat makes a fabulous gift and I highly suggest it for anyone who loves painting their nails with glitter but hates the removal process.

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Of course, I had to include a gorgeous glittery polish from SpaRitual because it just absolutely screams holiday and will have your nails sparkling to ring in the New Years.  I suggest choosing out a fun glitter polish and the Unveil Peel-Off Basecoat and your gift giving to your favorite nail polish lover is complete.  These will make great gifts and who doesn’t love a fun nail polish to ring in the new year.

SpaRitual Glitter Polishes retail for $12.00 and the SpaRitual Peel-Off Basecoat retails for $17.00 and each can be purchased at: http://www.sparitual.com/

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While not a traditional gift, I think anything that allows you to filter your water would make an awesome present for anyone this holiday season.  ZeroWater offers a variety of products for your filtration needs.  The 10 Cup Ready-Pour pitcher is the first in its class that comes with a sealed lid and reservoir, making it possible to pour water that has already been filtered without spilling water that’s still filtering.

The ZeroWater Silver Tumbler or Blue Tumbler has an Ion Exchange Filter so you can have pure-tasting water anywhere you go.  The ZeroWater Tumbler combines the top performing filtration technology with a sleek, convenient design.  You get great taste out of your tap water whether you are at home, at work or even at the gym or on the go.

The ZeroWater 10 Cup Ready-Pour Pitcher retails for $32.99 and the ZeroWater Silver Tumbler retails for $14.99.  Each of these as well as the replacement filters can be purchased at: https://www.zerowater.com or select retails like: Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s and Amazon.com

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Get a fun gift for the Tomboy in your life or just get your Camo Fix.  TomboX’s new collection offers either blue or green in their bralettes, iconic briefs, trunks and boxer briefs.  These selections feature their signature, silky black band for comfort and their cute and stylish camo design.  These are fun to support the troops or to just add a little fun to any wardrobe.  I love buying these because they are sweet and cute without being too revealing so they make great gifts.  Also TomboyX bottoms come in sizes XS to 4XL and their bralettes XS to 3XL so giving it to that girlfriend, sister or anyone else whether they are tomboy or not will be giving them a comfortable gift that will make them feel confident – no matter the size.

The pieces shown as well as many others retail in prices ranging from $18.00 to $35.00 and can be purchased at: http://www.tomboyx.com

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When it comes to last minute gifts, stocking stuffers tend to make that list as well since they don’t necessarily require much wrapping and are quick to get.  StickerBeans make great gifts for the little boys and girls in your life (teens and even adults included) and are so fun.  Available in two-inch, five-inch and two-feet sizes ranging in prices from $3.50 to $55.00 – StickerBeans are definitely fun.  Bling is all the rave now a days and Entrepreneurs Dana Runyon and Kim Spadaccini have created an easy way to add glitter and glitz to everything from cell phone cases to laptops, tablets and notebooks, lockers and so much more.  What I love about StickerBeans is that the designs are so fun and include a huge array of different types from emojis to cupcakes and even pizza.  For the boys there are fun sports designs and a plethora of glitzy to choose from.  Some of the designs include:  Sports StickerBeans – Basketball and Socker, Nail Polish, Unicorn, hearts and rainbows.

You can purchase StickerBeans at: http://www.StickerBeans.com

If you’re looking for more ideas for your holiday shopping, be sure to check out the following links for my guides and inspiration:  (this list will be updated periodically as new guides become available)

Holiday Gift Shopping – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Skin Care and Body Care {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Hair Care {Honey’s Favorite Things}

Holiday Gift Guide – For The Children in Your Life {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – For the Men in Your Life {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – For The Beauty Lover {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Anyone on Your Shopping List {Honey’s Favorite Things} 2016

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for the Skin Care Lover

The Holidays is probably my favorite time of year and when it comes to Christmas gifts, I love shopping for family and friends.  Any of these gifts would make a great selection for anyone this holiday season – even you, if you’re planning to treat yourself.  Are you a last minute holiday shopper?  If so, what things do you look to buy when you are on the hunt for a present at the last minute.

Happy Holidays!

Signature Honey


Disclosure:  Some of the products featured in this post were sent for editorial consideration, while others were purchased by Honeygirlsworld.com.  This post may contain affiliate or referral links. For more details and outline of my product review disclosures and policies, affiliate links, etc. please visit my Disclosures page. 

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I think subscription boxes are definitely something cool, especially this time of year when we can’t quite figure out what to get those on our shopping lists.  In years past, I have purchased a few months of gift subscriptions to boxes that were beauty related or skin care related, even food ones – but I have never heard of a candle subscription before.  I was pleasantly surprised to be introduced to Vellabox about a month ago when the company reached out and asked if I wanted to give them whirl and let me just say – I’m very impressed with goods I received.

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“Curating Your Inner Light!”

Vellabox is a monthly subscription service that offers you the finest candles from the finest American Artisans each month.  When you receive your Vellabox your senses will absolutely awaken with scents and beauty of gorgeous gifts inside.  Vellabox curates the perfect combination of the highest quality candles and handpicked products that compliment your candle.  Each are non-toxic, lead-free and hand-poured from the best companies in our country.  Each and every month you get great indulgence and lovely fragrances for you to try.

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Each candle comes beautifully wrapped, but I took the photos after opening the box, so I was unable to wrap them as neatly as they arrived.  I did however open the box live on camera, which you can watch here to see how they were received.

I love how sweetly they were packaged and the scent of each candle wafted through my room immediately upon opening the box.  Each candle was packaged in what seemed to me to be a canvas like wrapping and tied with a little bow with twine.

Vellabox comes in three different box selections for your choosing:

  • Lucerna ($10/month) – which includes One 4oz. Candle per month and a surprise gift.  Your candle has an approximate burn time of 25 hours. $2.00 shipping
  • Ignis ($20/month) – includes One 8oz. candle per month and a surprise gift.  Your candle has an approximate burn time of 50 hours.  $2.00 shipping
  • Vivere ($30/month + free shipping) includes One 8oz candle and One 4oz Candle per month with a surprise gift.  Both candles have a burn time of 75 hours total.

For testing, I received the Vivere Box which included two candles and a special gift (which was a scrumptious snack bar).  Both candles are so lovely and smell wonderful.

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  • The Firewood Spice + Smoke Soy Candle from Glint Candles retails for $18.00 (8oz) and the fragrance reminds me of a camp fire with a hint of marshmallows roasting over the fire, but that’s just my opinion.  This scent includes:  Chopped Firewood, campfire smoke and notes of toasted cinnamon and orange.  Top Notes: Cypress, orange, Core: Pine, cinnamon, clove, Base: Smoke, oakmoss, fir, balsam
  • The Often Wander Amber Vanilla Candle retails for $18.00 (4 oz.) is an all natural soy wax candle that is hand poured in San Diego.  It i ncludes a musky, sweet and intoxicating fragrance that is both masculine and feminine.  It’s sensual and smells lovely.  Often Wanders candles are made with quality essential and fragrance oils and a cotton wick.

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If you are a candle lover that’s looking for different candles to try or on the hunt for a gift for a loved one this holiday season, I definitely suggest checking out Vellabox.  Vellabox also offers a little shop on their website to select individual candles for purchase (without the subscription).  I definitely suggest checking out Vellabox to see if this is something that you or someone you love would enjoy.

You can check out Vellabox and their subscriptions available as well as their gift subscriptions here: https://www.vellabox.com/

Have you heard of Vellabox before?  Do you think this is something you’d enjoy?

Signature Honey


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When it comes to skin care and body care items, I’m always excited for the Holidays – because with Holidays, come awesome gift sets.  This Holiday Gift Guide offers you a selection of treats for anyone and any pocket book.  Whether you are shopping for yourself this holiday season or looking to treat someone you love, you’ll find a selection of Holiday goodies to treat yourself or someone else.  Some of these brands may be “new to you” selections while others are tried and true, but I wanted to incorporate a selection of products that I love highly recommend.

The Body Shop has long been one of my favorite body care and skin care brands.  I’ve been using products from them since before I started blogging, back when we still had a shop here on island on Maui.  But, I am still a lover of their products and purchase from them online all the time.  Recently I received a package from the brand that was specifically personalized for me.  Now, it’s no secret I love The Body Shop’s Body Butters, so when I seen this – I fell in love.

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The Body Shop offers a variety of different gifts available for anyone in any size.  Just pick and choose their huge array of smell great and body loving products.  The sets vary in price and size so you will always be able to find something for someone to fit your budget.  And, want to personalize and name your own body butter like mine pictured?  Well – you can head on over to your local The Body Shop location and select one of four animals along with a name to add to cover.  Unfortunately you can’t order these online (shucks), but if you’re near a The Body Shop, these will make a great gift.  Other sets from TBS retail from $10 and up so definitely check it out.  Click here to see what they have available online.

Over the years LATHER has become one of my absolute favorite skin care and body care brands.  I’m mentioned it a number of times here on Honeygirlsworld.com and it’s a brand I continue to use.  Each year they release beautiful sets of treats for stocking stuffers and I’m so excited to share these with you.

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The Holiday Stocking Stuffers are the perfect gift sets for your loved ones.  The Vanilla Bath Fizz Combo retails for $18.00 and includes six bath bombs (vanilla & tonka bean and vanilla & citrus).  These are the perfect Winter treat and I love that you get two different aromas in each set.  With moisturizing botanicals including jojoba, coconut and sweet almond with kukui nut oils to condition and nourish the skin.

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The Sugar Plum Kisses Set ($15.00) is a duo of lip smoothing scrub and lip conditioning balm.  I absolutely love both of these products having used them before so having them in a set is absolutely fabulous.

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And of course, one of my all time favorite stocking stuffers (it was a huge hit for my family and friends last year) is the Soap & Candle Stocking Stuffer Sets.  These gorgeous sets are beautifully packaged (I love it) and retail for $18.00.  These are perfect for hanging on the Christmas Tree or you can give or wrap as you so fit.  Each set has a soap and candle and you can select from Lemongrass, Vanilla and Lavender.  Each duo is encased in a cute little box that resembles a present and I love how festive it all looks.  Each candle smells divine so anyone you gift these to will love them.

You can purchase any of these gorgeous sets for yourself or a loved one at: http://www.lather.com/holidaygiftideas.html

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Nourish Natural Bath Products is a new to me brand, but I’ve been absolutely loving the products since getting my hands on them.  Until now, you could only get Nourish products in one of the company’s stores (which is probably why I haven’t heard of it before), but now they are available online.  Nourish offers handmade bath, body and gift items, in beautiful and delectable scents and are perfect for people like me with sensitive skin.  Items from Nourish make great gifts for women, men and even babies.

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The Citrus Small Gift Set – $35.00 comes with 2 bars of handmade soap, a 3 oz. shea butter salt scrub, a travel tin soy candle, a shea butter bath fizzie and a nourish lip balm.  They all come delivered and packaged ready for gifting.

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The Georgia Peach Glycerin Soap – $6.00 makes the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone.  This soap is absolutely gorgeous and will leave your skin as rich and moist as a ripe, juicy peach with natural humectant glycerin and aloe.  The coconut oil base absorbs quickly, protecting skin against sun damage and smoothing out your complexion.  I love the sweet but subtle fragrance and you or anyone you buy this for will enjoy it.

Nourish has a variety of gift items available for your choosing – so I highly suggest you head on over and check it out.  Any of these make great stocking stuffers or gift selections for your holiday gift list.  http://nourishsavannah.com

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Salacia Salts is also a new to me brand but I’ve been loving it since trying it the last month or so.  It’s the perfect selection for the man or woman on your holiday wish list.  These unique bath, body and home items from Salacia are the perfect selection.  Salacia Salts is based in Savannah Georgia and all the items are made there.

You can purchase Salacia Salts here: https://salaciasalts.com/

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The Peach on Earth Set is $56.00 and includes the Georgia Peach Medium Salt Soak, Georgia Peach Bar Soap, Georgia Peach Body Butter and Peach on Earth Tea Towel.  This indulgent set is perfect for that Southern Belle in your life or anyone that loves a soft and sweet peach fragrance.  The fragrance is light so you don’t have to worry about smelling like over ripe peach too.  You can purchase this set here.

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FarmHouse Fresh is another brand that I’ve been really fancying lately.  While I can attest to loving all of the products I’ve tried from the brand, one that stands out to me as a great Holiday Gift is the Sweeping Softness 3 Step Body Sampler.  There are three different selections to choose from for the 3 Step Body Samplers, I’ve only tried the Sweeping Softness set.  I love that you can try three different body care sets for a great cost and decide for yourself if you want to get the full size.  FarmHouse Fresh Body Oils and Scrubs are some of my favorites, so ultimately – while you can’t go wrong with anything you get as a gift from FHF, these little sets are perfect selections as holiday presents.

AT FarmHouse Fresh you’ll find a plethora of skin care crafted around delicious food and drinks using 99.6% natural and naturally derived ingredients.  All products are proudly made in the U.S.A.  You can purchase this set and so much more from FarmHouse Fresh at: http://farmhousefreshgoods.com/

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Marula Oil has been a favorite brand of mine for about 4 years now.  The first product I tried from the brand was the Pure Marula Facial Oil and it continues to be one of my favorites till this day.  I figured that since I love it so and this is all about my favorites, that I just had to share these with all of you.

The Pure Marula Facial Oil ($58 – $78) is a luxury item and comes with a hefty cost, but using it just once may definitely win you over.  Marula Facial Oil is light and hydrating – perfect for the winter months when our skin tends to be driest.  This oil absorbs quickly into the skin without a greasy feel or residue and you’ll immediately notice a boost in long lasting hydration and an improvement in your skin’s elasticity.  Pure Marula Facial Oil by Marula is the only doctor endorsed, scientifically validated facial oil, with 60% more antioxidants than the leading Argan Oil.  This oil and my coconut oil are my holy grail must haves to keeping my skin looking youthful.

A new to me product from Marula is the Foaming Cleansing Oil Towelettes.  My gosh do I love these.  Retailing for $10 for a pack of 10 (yes, a bit steep – but luxurious and wonderful), these wipes cleanse and exfoliate while offering you pure Marula Oil and Alpha Hydroxy Acids.  These are perfect for travel and help rinse away the dirt, grime and more to reveal a glowing, firmer, more radiant looking skin.  I love that they are sulfate-free and ideal for dry, oily or combo skin.

You can purchase these Marula Oil products at: https://marula.com/  (Be sure to check out my post on Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales to see if there are any discounts available).

There are so many different products available on the market today that would make absolutely awesome gifts for the holiday season.  If you have a skin care, body care or bath and body addict in your life, any of these gifts would make great selections.  There are a few brands that I love to include in Gift Guides each year that I haven’t included in this year’s like Tatcha, but please keep in mind that I still love these brands – I just wanted to offer some variety in selection this year and introduce you to brands you may have not heard of or products you may have not tried.

Looking for more ideas for your holiday shopping?  Be sure to check out the following links for my guides and inspiration: (this list will be updated periodically as new guides become available)

Holiday Gift Shopping – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2016

Holiday Gift Guide – Hair Care {Honey’s Favorite Things}

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for the Skin Care Lover

So, what about you?  Are you hoping that Santa brings you any of these goodies this holiday season?  Have you tried anything from my list of Holiday treats?  Comment below and let me know what you think.

Signature Honey


 Disclosure:  Some of the products featured in this post were sent for editorial consideration, while others were purchased by Honeygirlsworld.com.  This post may contain affiliate or referral links. For more details and outline of my product review disclosures and policies, affiliate links, etc. please visit my Disclosures page.