Last Minute Gifts for the Mind, Body & Soul


There are just 13 days left until Christmas 2019 …are you ready or are you like me and still shopping? Well don’t panic because I have some last minute gift ideas that could be fun for anyone! I like giving items that promote self-care and are good for the Mind, Body and Soul. Check out these gift ideas 🎁 :

MIND |Give the Gift of Strategic Games


The holidays are the perfect time to gather with family and have fun playing games. Create laughter ( which is good for the soul ) and exercise your mind with these strategic card games: “Llamas Unleashed” , Unstable Unicorns” and a new fan favorite, ” Runes & Regulations” , which is a strategic card game that combines the aggressiveness of a hoarde of dragons with the passive-aggressiveness of a suburban unicorn. These games are available on Amazon.com and ar sure to be instant classics that will create lasting memories. 

Who is this gift perfect for?  Since these games are for ages 14 and up, I would gift this to a teenager, an adult with teenagers, or anyone who likes to play games or entertain others in their home.

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BODY | Give the Gift of Luxury Skincare


Tis the season to fight against dry skin and get your holiday glow on! That’s why a beauty box from SkinStore, one of US’s leading online sources for luxury skincare and beauty would be an awesome idea. They have launched a Limited Edition Evergreen Holiday Collection for the season that is filled with 10 full and deluxe sizes products that you can use on your body. I really love the packaging, which can be used for storage now and later. Featured brands such as Rodial, Aesop, Christophe Robin and Caudalie and more are included! For the full product list and more details on how to buy a box, go to Skinstore.com.

Who is this gift perfect for? ME! Seriously, ladies it is ok to gift yourselves. I would also give this to a Mom friend, a female coworker or anyone who loves skincare and beauty products.

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SOUL | Give the Gift of Journaling


Writing in a journal is good for the mind and soul because it is an excellent way to write all about your day and express yourself. The editors of Quiet Fox Designs have such an amazing variety of both guided & blank journals and have recently made an adorable Sloth Journal. With cute and cuddly sloth cover designs and 96 blank pages to fill however you please- from doodling and drawing to writing and journaling- let this be a gift to someone that would enjoy this as a creative outlet to relax, collect their thoughts and feel inspired! This journal can be found on Amazon.com or www.FoxChapelPublishing.com

Who is this gift perfect for?  Anyone and everyone! Journaling can benefit us all. I found this cute sloth lip gloss in Big Lots and plan to pair it with the Sloth Journal and gift it to a sloth lover I know.

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MIND + BODY + SOUL| Give the Gift of Tea


Some say if you want to connect your mind, body and soul, just have a cup of tea and it will benefit all 3! I have the perfect last-minute stocking stuffer gift which would be a box of Wissotzky Tea! Family-owned since 1849, Wissotzky is beloved throughout the world for its superior blends of the highest quality  teas and infusions. Every bag of Wissotzky Tea contains 100% natural tea and hand-selected herbs and spices for a full-bodied, GMO-free, certified kosher tea drinking experience. Recently, I was introduced to one of their exotic mint teas called Simply Nana Teas.
Nana Mint is naturally sweet and refreshing and uses an exotic North Middle Eastern Mint only found in the Mediterranean region. Thanks to Wissotsky Tea, we can now enjoy this variety of all-natural mint tea served hot or cold right here in the U.S.  Choose any or all of the following and get “Nanified” :

  • Simply Nana Mint Black Tea
  • Simply Nana Mint Green Tea
  • Simply Nana Mint Herbal Lemon Tea
  • Simply Nana Mint Herbal Ginger Tea
  • Simply Nana Mint Herbal Chamomile Tea

Who is this gift perfect for?  Everyone and Anyone! Gift your favorite tea lover, present as a hostess gift or someone who can appreciate a great cup or glass of tea. I am going to be hosting a Holiday Tea party and plan to feature these teas to my guest as well as gift as a giveaway!

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Thank you for reading and remember  no need to stress and feel pressured to gift everyone. If you have forgotten someone on your list or just have not had time to find the perfect present, I hope these were some helpful ideas.
Need some help for the guy who likes simple pleasures.  ICYMI..check out my Guy’s Gift Guide>> here.

What would you choose from this list to gift yourself or someone ? Please share in the comments below & Happy Gifting 🎁 

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#GiftIdeas For Her | Four #Books To Give Every Female Bookworm

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Do you have any female bookworms on your ‘Nice’ list this year? This holiday season, give a unique gift that they can enjoy all life long…a book! Books make wonderful gift ideas for her especially when they provide helpful information. Here are four books to give every female friend, family, co-worker, bookworm that you know!

For your workout buddy and any woman who loves wellness gifts πŸ“˜A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils: Recipes and Practices for a Natural Lifestyle and Holistic Health by Hayley Hobson

Homeopathic medicine and alternative medicines are gaining in popularity daily. A Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils by Hayley Hobson can become your first step to a healthier lifeβ€”your first step to holistic health. Hayley is an internationally known author and inspirational speaker. She presents uplifting and educational programs in over 50 countries and promotes a holistic path to wellness by incorporating the use of essential oils with a regimen of exercise, healthy eating, and mental and emotional wellness practices. As a coach, she passionately empowers others to live their dreams and create lifestyle transformations by supporting them in becoming the best possible WHOLE versions of themselves. In her book, you will find real life stories and natural lifestyle principles. You’ll discover why we get out of balance in the first placeβ€”and find out how to fix it. You’ll learn about Hayley’s signature recipes and their specific purposes, helpful remedies and daily changes, safe handling and usage, and much more.

Buy on Amazon: here * and pair it with an essential oil set * as a gift idea!

For the woman who is #perfectlyflawed and on a healthy lifestyle journey πŸ“™Be Iconic: Healthy and Sexy at any Age by Dr. Eudene Harry

Opening up the conversation of true beauty and acceptance, Eudene Harry MD writes her latest book, Be Iconic: Healthy and Sexy at any Age. Discussing that your diminished self-worth and confidence shows up in a variety of waysβ€”the extra weight you carry, the sleepless nights, the chronic illness, and your lack of joyβ€”Dr. Harry offers an all-encompassing guide to your health.

In this motivating and inspirational workbook, Be Iconic explores:

  • Sexy doesn’t mean perfect! 5 ways to know what makes you sexy

  • How patterns of negative thoughts diminish your health

  • The connection between beauty and sleep

  • Tips for beautiful hair for the aging woman

  • Minimally invasive techniques to love the skin you’re in

  • And, so much more!

To learn more visit, www.drharrymd.com

Now available on Amazon: here * and gift it with this motivational wall art !*

For your crafty chicks, DIY gal pals and any hostess with mostest πŸ“—Cooking, Baking and Making: 100 Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons by Cynthia O’Hara

From the creative mind of the β€œHarried Housewife” blog comes a beautifully packaged one-stop-shop book bursting with DIY recipes and ideas for the entire year! Cooking, Baking, and Making includes 60 DIY recipes with bonus designs and 40 DIY ideas that tie your home together for all 365 days. For spring, serve Herbed Cucumber Tea Sandwiches and a make a Spring Centerpiece as you watch the flowers bloom. In the hot summer, delight your guests with Fresh Berries and Cannoli Cream and make your own decorative coasters. In autumn, admire the turning leaves as you bake Dilled Beer and Cheddar Bread and make Autumn Harvest Potpourri. And in winter, enjoy Creamy Eggnog Cupcakes and make Festive Votives while snuggling by the fire. Cynthia O’Hara presents incredibly user-friendly projects and dishes that make replicating her flavors and designs as natural as the changing of the seasons. The Harried Housewife has written articles and developed a wide variety of recipes that reflect a simpler time and are ideal for budget-conscious families. The “Harried Housewife’s Recipe Box” column is syndicated nationally in regional newspapers.

Get this book on Amazon: here * and pair it with these cute apron sets for a great gift!

For the Mom friend or little girl in your life who has an interest in ancestry πŸ“˜Famous Family Trees by Kari Haug

Explore the fascinating family histories of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Charlotte Bronte, John F Kennedy, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Maria Tallchief, and many more with 30 family trees from around the world.

This accessible, visually-stunning compendium of family trees features some of history’s most loved β€” and loathed β€” famous faces and is great fun for the whole family to explore.

Genealogy and history combine to make a fascinating, fact-filled treasury of family trees belonging to famous people throughout the ages. Spark conversations with children about their own family histories this holiday season.

Purchase on Amazon: here * and add this family tree picture frame to give as a unique gift!

As you can see there are amazing gifts for every woman, mom, sister, girl, friend on this list. I found these books to be helpful, inspiring, empowering and encouraging. I am grateful to have received these review copies to add to my bookshelf and to share these thoughtful gift ideas with you!

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Top 5 #WellieWishers Gifts ~ A Gift Guide for your @American_Girl & her Doll !

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by American Girl. I received product to review, however all opinions are my own.

When #outandaboutAva turned 5, she received her first ever American Girl doll from her 2 great-Aunts as a birthday present.  When she opened up her gift, to her surprise, she got her very own Kendall Doll from the all-new WellieWishers! What made this doll special was that not only did she see “a doll that looks like me ” but it also represented her being old enough to have a new big girl doll friend. 

The WellieWishers made their American Girl debut end of June 2016 and were created for girls age 5-7. These adorable 5 friends are all about helping kindness & friendship bloom. If you plan on getting your girl this doll or she already has one, you will love this gift guide!  I was excited to put this gift guide together for anyone who has a Wellie Wishers gift list. Whether you’re willing to splurge or on a budget, there is something here for your American Girl and her doll! 

Here are my recommendations..My Holiday Top 5 Wellie Wishers Gift Guide for your American Girl and her doll !

  1. Make -It-Great Play Set : This is perfect for the Kendall Doll because she likes to craft her world with creativity and kindness. My daughter had fun putting her Kendall doll to work fixing repairs around the house.
  2.  Magic Theater Play Tent : This tent is the perfect play space for a child, her friends and their dolls to hideaway for giggles & girltime. It’s designed to look like the WellieWishers playhouse and has sweet little details like a tiled roof, cut out windows with real curtains and Garden Rules to follow!
  3. The Riddle of the Robin : I love to give the gift of knowledge and books are perfect for readers young & old. This paperback book is 96 pages of fun and opens your childs’ eyes to the world of WellieWishers.
  4. Tea for Two Party Set : Make tea time fun for your little one with this play set which is sized for the Wellie Wisher doll. Comes complete with little napkins, tea cups, forks, spoons and more! It makes the perfect stocking stuffer gift. 
  5. Flutter Wings Doll Carrier : Because we are often on the go enjoying family fun with our #outandaboutAva , this backpack for her doll was a must ! If your little one likes to take her doll along for adventures, this is the ultimate gift. Not only does the WellieWishers doll have its own space to fit in but there is a zippered pocket big enough to fit toys, books, clothes, accessories and more ! My daughter said it was comfortable to wear and plans to take her Kendall Doll everywhere!

Now that the holiday season is under way, I hope you find this guide useful for the little girl who loves to use her imagination at play. American Girl is all about connecting girls to a joyful world. Be sure to follow @agwelliewishers on Instagram and get ready to shop online this Cyber Monday at americangirl.com. Don’t forget if you are near the Raleigh area, visit American Girl at Crabtree Valley Mall to shop for these favorites  and discover all the fun! 

Which items do you plan to gift for your American Girl ?

Happy Shopping !

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