Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Do you wait for Black Thursday deals or do you shop all year? Either way Close to Home is happy to share some new products we were introduced to this year. Great gifts for guys, gals, foodies, kids and even your gifts for your pets. We were provided promotional item for this Holiday gift guide but all the opinions expressed are 100% our own. Happy Shopping!! We hope you will find a new product you are excited to share with family and friends.

2014 holiday gift guide

 

Holiday Gift Ideas for Guys

 Sports Chocolate Stadium has the perfect gift no matter what the sport. We loved our soccer ball stadium made entirely of chocolate and they come in everything from lacrosse to baseball. Check them out and they won’t melt in the winter either. 

GUS Ultra Charging Station is the perfect answer to your wishes. This Multi Charging Station has enough space to charge three phones, a tablet, and a laptop while keeping all the messy cords organized! This is the answer for our 3 phone, 2 iPad home. The G.U.S. Ultra Charging Station features a new back compartment, able to accommodate either a USB power strip or a standard 6-socket power strip (sold separately). 

Boots No7 Men provides  an amazing grooming gift set for this holiday season, such as the Boots No7 Men Hydrating Shave Kit, which would be perfect to include as a gift idea for men, especially if he has sensitive skin! You can get the full kit Walgreen stores for around $20. .

NetFlix Gift Cards are the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone but especially the guy with the man cave who likes to sneak away for alone time in front of a movie. Be sure and enter our NETFLIX Gift Card giveaway.

 

How about giving the gift that keeps on giving from The GROOMING LOUNGE. Once every 3 months, the recipient will receive a box containing 3 different high-end deodorant-related products. Products will include under arm deodorants, antiperspirants and body powders from great brands like Jack Black, Malin + Goetz, Anthony and many more. All deodorizing products will have different scents and points of difference. Shipments will more than cover a man’s deodorizing/smell-enhancing needs for a full year. For less than a monthly delivery from Domino’s Pizza ($12.50 per month), enrollees enjoy 25% savings on product and free shipping. $150 for 4 boxes/1 year or $75 for 6 months/2 boxes. Don’t you want your man to smell nice all year round?? 

gift ideas for gals

Be sure and fill her stocking with some of our favorite products from AVEENO or Aveda.  No women can have too few shampoos and lotions. 

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Noonday Collection uses fashion and design to create economic opportunity for the vulnerable. We partner with artisans in the developing world and empower them to grow sustainable businesses. By creating a marketplace for their handmade goods here in the U.S., we create dignified jobs at living wages for the artisans. Gift well this season! To see our products visit http://kristieherod.noondaycollection.com.

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Take a look at Dollar General’s new Affordable Holiday Guide. Complete with information on how to save more this holiday season on Cleaning, Creating, Cooking and Celebrating, the information also includes information on Dollar General’s toy discount, recipes and much more!

GUS Ultra Charging Station is the perfect answer to your wishes. This Multi Charging Station has enough space to charge three phones, a tablet, and a laptop while keeping all the messy cords organized! This is the answer for our 3 phone, 2 iPad home. The G.U.S. Ultra Charging Station features a new back compartment, able to accommodate either a USB power strip or a standard 6-socket power strip (sold separately). 

NetFlix Gift Cards are the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone but especially the guy with the man cave who likes to sneak away for alone time in front of a movie. Be sure and enter our NETFLIX Gift Card giveaway.

 

AVEENO Products are very useful this time of year when winter tends to dry out our skin. Be sure to throw some AVEENO Ultra-calming makeup removing wipers and some AVEENO Ultra-calming Foaming cleanser into your girls stockings this year. Teenagers will love these products

Brighten up your entrance with one of many adorable garden and house flags from FlagsRUS.org.

They have anything from burlap flags, applique and monogrammed flags. They have several hobby and seasonal related flags to show off your mood each month.

 

gift ideas for kids

CHARM IT! by High IntenCity is an iconic, detachable charm jewelry line for girls from five to fourteen. 
With charms starting at $5 each and bracelets and necklaces from $5 to $16, gift-givers can build a customized, thoughtful present at an accessible price point. CHARM IT! products are available nationwide at independent specialty retailers and premium department stores including GapKids. 

I love to give kids books for any occasion so how about some holiday reading material that is fun and informative. Both these books have amazing photos. So get your book minded child either Sports Illustrated Kids All NEW Access: Your Behind-the-Scenes Pass to the Coolest Things in Sports or  Time For Kids All Access: Your Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Coolest People, Places and Things!


STARWARS FANS can’t get enough with this Star Wars Episodes I-VI: The Skywalker Saga Poster-A-Page (Star Wars Poster-a-Page)  Filled with classic posters from my favorite scenes. 

Most kids have some sort of technical device, these great products from ReTrack come in super fun colors and just about everything from Retactable chargers, earphones and USB Cable Cords. No more long cords hanging around the house. ReTrack Products for kids

Kamik Boots are sure to come in handy this winter with the cold temperatures they are predicting. These boots are made in the USA and come in so many great styles for both kids and adults. Many styles not only have the insulated liners but are also waterproof. I know my boys will have hours of fun outdoors this winter with there Kamik Boots. I even bought a littler larger size knowing they are sturdy enough to last 2 seasons. 

 

What girls would not go crazy over a stocking filled with great fragrances from One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Juicy Couture. I smelled the One Direction perfume and I thought it was great. These would make great stocking stuffers for the music fans in your home. They are reasonably priced as well. You can find One Direction & Viva La Juicy Gold Couture –at Macy’s and fantasy BRITNEY SPEARS TM Stage Edition and
Taylor Swift Incredible Swift –at  Kohl’s stores. Justin Bieber can be found at Target.

 

Sports Chocolate Stadium has the perfect gift no matter what the sport. We loved our soccer ball stadium made entirely of chocolate and they come in everything from lacrosse to baseball. Check them out and they won’t melt in the winter either. 

GUS Ultra Charging Station 
 

OZOBOT the best toys for teenagers. It is a mini robot that teaches kids how to code.  Enter to win one on the blog here. 

STOCKING STUFFERS FOR ANY AGES!

 

BAND-AID Brand is perfect for any age or gender when it comes to a great stocking stuffer. 

Gift IDEAS FOR PETS pet ideas
All natural made in the US Dog treats from Zukes are always welcome by my four-legged friend. They have so many varieties you will have to try them all. Buy your zukes here. 

If you have a dog that rides in your car than Solvit has amazing products to keep them safe and your car clean. We love our Solvit Deluxe SUV Cargo Liner for Pets. I used it as a blanket on the fly at a sports tournament. They have ramps for older dogs to dog seat belts. 

GIFT IDEAS FOR FOODIES

Italian themed gift basket

Put together a gift basket for Dei Fratelli premium, all natural and gluten-free tomato products bring recipes to life with delicious, robust flavors. Picked at the peak of freshness, nutrients are sealed in canned tomatoes and Truly™ tomato cartons only hours after being taken from the farm. With low sodium tomato products, tomato juice not from concentrate, canned and Truly™ tomato non-GMO products, Dei Fratelli makes healthy tomato recipes easy for a heart healthy dinner. 

 

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Send baked goods that taste as good as if you baked them yourself from Dancing Deer Baking Company.  When you purchase any Sweet Home Gift, Dancing Deer donates 35% of the retail price to One Family Inc. scholarship programs to help homeless and at-risk parents further their education. Each cookie and brownie gift comes with one or more Sweet Home Cookies individually packaged with a story about the impact of homelessness and how One Family Inc. works to prevent it. A way to give and give back. 

 

Fill your foodies stockings with great nuts and snacks from SunRidge Farms.  SunRidge farms prides themselves on being environmentally conscious and create organic and  all natural products to their consumers. Many are non-GMO  and very flavorful. We especially enjoyed the sea salt & Pepper Pistachios. 

Four Seasons Preserves carries a line of delectable and all-natural sauces and preserves as they are great for both gifting and entertaining guests during the holidays! MSRP: $8.99-$10.99    I made a cheeseball for Thanksgiving and used the Fall Perserves. OMG it was great, will be sharing that soon.

The Just For Cheese (MSRP $10.99) line of sauces are made from the finest fruits, nuts and spices from around the globe and pair perfectly with each category of cheese from fresh and soft cheese to hard and blue cheeses.

Just For Cheese Flavors Include sweet sauces of:

Black Fig
Raspberries
Caramelized Golden Apples
Peaches with Apricots
Black Grapes

 

The Four Seasons Preserves Collection and two additional preserves (MSRP $8.99 each) allow everyone to enjoy the flavors of their favorite season year-round while tasting the finest Mediterranean fruits.

Four Seasons Preserves Collection and additional Preserves flavors include:

Spring Fruit Spread: Peaches and red currants with a touch of lemon and apple
Summer Fruit Spread: Strawberries, raspberries, red currants and blueberries
Autumn Fruit Spread: Mango, apple and pear
Winter Fruit Spread: Oranges, lemons and limes
Fruits of the Forest: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries
Rose Petal Jelly:  Made with real rose petals and aroma, and raspberries

 

14 Comments

  1. This is a great gift guide! And I adore both Aveeno and Aveda products, fabulous ideas.

  2. Fantastic list. Love the guide.

  3. Those are some great gift ideas there. Those Netflix gift cards would really make great gifts.

  4. So I am totally all over the Dancing Deers. I must get these!!

  5. Love this guide! I especially love the children’s items. My wish list this year though is for a new desk for at home

  6. That Netflix is a great idea!

  7. You have so many great gift ideas on your guide. I have a few family members that are so hard to shop for, so I just go with gift cards for them.

  8. So many great suggestions here! I love the chocolate stadium!

  9. Great all inclusive gift guide! I need to get going on my shopping!

  10. Thanks for the ideas! I guest I need to get into gear and get my Christmas gift ideas together.

  11. We are starting our Christmas shopping this weekend.
    Love all of your great ideas here!

  12. You have tons of great ideas here. I didn’t even know they made Netflix giftcards.

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