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Holiday Gift Guide (8th Edition)

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Well, team, Christmas is basically at the door!  Methinks that if you don’t want to worry about shipping delays, this week is your last chance to order those last few perfect gifts for those special people on your list.  Here are some real winners, and all excellent gift ideas!

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FOR THE CHEF, ENTERTAINER, and ANYONE who LOVES TO COOK:

#1 Tabletops Unlimited

tabletopsunlmtd-1345653711_600Tabletops Unlimited carries the most beautiful collections of cast iron, non-stick, porcelain, dinnerware sets, and bone china.  Not to mention tools, cookware, bakeware, serveware, dinnerware, storage, and organizational products!  Talk about a one stop shop for all your kitchen needs.  (And what a great place to shop for wedding gifts for anyone getting married this winter!)  I have fallen head over heels for their bone china and porcelain bowls, and recently was able to review a set of Melamine Prep Bowls.  These are so ideal for a small kitchen and a big family.  I don’t have to worry about them cracking or breaking, and its awesome how six bowls fit so nicely nested together.  We’re using these incessantly and I’m so happy to have them in my kitchen.

Read my full review HERE and HERE.bowls

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FOR THE WOMAN who loves DESIGNER CLOTHES, STYLISH LOUNGEWEAR, and deserves something COZY:

#2 Sassimi

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Ahh, the designer loungewear of Sassimi!  You can get a pretty good idea of all the super chic and stylish styles from the picture below.  Cute stuff, huh?!  Could you tell that all of their clothing is made with bamboo?  Impressed?  Behold the power of bamboo!  If you didn’t already know, bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, temperature regulating, wicking, repels odors and is bio degradable!  Combine the luxurious qualities of bamboo and fashionable, comfortable loungewear, and I bring you Sassimi.  I have worn my coral pink robe practically every evening/morning since I got it!  It looks just as new, and its silky, breathable material keep me reaching for it, day after day.

Read my full review HERE.

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FOR THE FASHIONISTA, BEACH BUM, or OUTDOORSY SUN-LOVER:

#3 Faded Days

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Read my full review HERE.

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FOR ANYONE with UNTOUCHABLE STYLE and TASTE and a love for HANDMADE gems:

#4 Indie Gift Box

lgoIndie Box is a delivery box service that is unlike most mainstream subscription boxes because they send you a handpicked selection of HANDMADE goods while supporting small businesses.  They value artisanal craftsmanship while sharing with the world artistic talent and offering these artists their own small business success.  Every box is a collection of treasures that you’ve probably never seen before.  Intricate jewelry, visually beautiful stationary, treasures and treats.  Plus, they ship anywhere in the world.

Get excited about an upcoming review and giveaway from Indie Box!!

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FOR THE GIRL WHO LOVES MAKE-UP and ALL THINGS NATURAL:

#5 Purely You Minerals

logoPurely You Minerals is a line of natural makeup that were formulated by a busy stay-at-home-mom who worked tirelessly for 4 years to create the best formula of makeup that is natural, effective, and still designed with integrity.  I got to try a few dreamy colors and a variety of things for the face and lips.  Everything feels very light and I never feel “caked” throughout the day.  All of Purely You’s products are made in small batches to maintain high quality standards, and they don’t contain any talc, powdered starches, clays, or parabens, and are always gluten free.  This eliminates many possibilities of potential allergies for those with very sensitive skin.

Read my full review HERE.
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FOR YOUR BABIES, TODDLERS, GRANDCHILDREN, NIECES & NEPHEWS:

#6 Yummi Pouch

logoThese little pouches are fabulous!  They are reusable and refillable, so a set of six for $14.99 will keep you in business for as long as you’d like.  They are dishwasher safe and can even be put in the freezer.  I found them to be the perfect solution for the super-independent baby who wants to feed himself!  They are made of a very sturdy plastic with an intense seal, so you don’t have to worry about any leaking or any explosion out the top.  The pouches expand on the bottom and can hold up to 6oz.  My boys LOVE these!  The baby loves being able to feed himself, and I love that I’m not cleaning up yogurt splatters from him waving a spoon around.  Our readers can save 10% throughout the holiday season at http://store.yummipouch.com with promo code: PARTY4YP

Read my full review HERE and checkout their huuuuuge giveaway posted yesterday!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, DANDY FANS!!

Holiday Gift Guide (7th Edition)

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Gift Idea #1:

What?  A set of arm warmers and a scarf from The Painted Daisy.

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Why?  Because baby it’s cold outside!  🙂  There are so many beautiful and warm accessories to choose from that will bring a smile to the face of the recipient.

 

 

Gift Idea #2:

What?   Vinyl wall decor from Old Barn Rescue Co.

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 Why?  It’s a gift suitable for anyone and everyone on your holiday list!  Old Barn Rescue Co. has amazing designs that help people decorate and we all know that there’s at least one person on your list that needs help in that department.  🙂

 

 

Gift Idea #3:

What?  Language learning DVDs from Little Pim

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Why? They are the #1 Language Learning System for Children and your kid/grandkid/whoever will LOVE learning another language with their DVDs, digital videos, CDs, flash cards and books. See my review HERE.

Holiday Gift Guide (6th Edition)

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If you’re still hunting for the best gift ideas, don’t fret!  Here are five more winners!  Tried and true, all of these are companies and products that I love and could recommend in a heartbeat.   dandygiftguide

FOR THE COLLEGE STUDENT or SPORTS TEAM ENTHUSIAST:

#6 Meesh & Mia

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This company caters to the ever growing community of female fans who love to show their individual style.  Their clothes are fabulously fashion forward while combining school colors and logos into their collection so that you can look adorable at work, the game, and the after party, without having to change clothes for every event.   Indoor and outdoor, dressy and casual, flirty and sophisticated.  Whatever your game-day style is, you can dress to your liking.  My BYU shirt and dress from M&M, are some of my favorite pieces!  I also recently received a red boat-neck style Patriots shirt, similar to the picture below, and the quality is hard to match!  Super soft and high quality, styled to look great on any body, and a cut above other any team apparel I’ve worn.  With boots and dark jeans, its one of my favorite winter outfits this season!
Read my full reviews HERE and HERE.
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FOR your LITTLE MAN, HIPSTER BABY, or LITTLE FASHIONISTA

#2 Born to Love

logoBorn to Love carries some sweet rockin hats and beanies for the little ones.  These hats are showing up everywhere on celebrity babies and in the magazines!  My toddler has been wearing his Born to Love fedora for a solid year now, and it has barely left his head!  He wears it EVERYWEAR, even to bed, and it has certainly held up well–hardly any wear at all.

Read my full review HERE.

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FOR the HIKER, BUILDER, and TRAVELER

#3 The Tool Trapper

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This is such a great system to throw into a backpack for camping or hiking, or any event where you want to keep lots of little things contained.  I keep forgetting that men don’t have purses or clutches, and more often then not, their wallets don’t have the storage or protection to hold important things.  Plus, these are so lightweight, your man won’t complain about it weighing his backpack down.

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FOR the DIVA, GLAMOR GIRL, and MAKEUP ARTIST

#4 Starbox

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Starlooks is a pro-quality makeup line with a monthly subscription box option called Starbox, where you get to try the entire line at an exclusive discounted price!  Starlooks carries some of the newest, most affordable, high quality makeup, all while being entirely lead free, emolient free, and cruelty free.  If you’re a subscription box guru, you know that $15/month is a steal.  Especially when you’re getting 3-4 full size items.  The value of what you’re getting is between $35.00 – $99.00, so do the math.  Give the gift of a Starbox Subscription to a friend / loved one for the holidays, and they will receive the December Starbox – an incredible $99 value! – which will contain their 15 Shade Eye Shadow Palette!

You can read my reviews HERE and HERE.

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FOR ANYONE who LOVE TO DECORATE, CREATE, and CUSTOMIZE

#5 Vinyl Disorder

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Vinyl Disorder carries so many fun customizable products!  So many things I haven’t even thought of, like decals for boats, mirrors, windows, band instruments, dirt bikes , skateboards, etc.  They use quality vinyl, with a 6+ year outdoor life.  I recently ordered some customized STICKERS from Vinyl Disorder, and they turned out perfect!!  I loved being able to design the size and shape while using my custom designs.  See their Instagram feed for more ideas of what stickers you can make!

You can read my reviews HERE and HERE.

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Happy busiest shopping weekend of the year!  Make good choices!!

Holiday Gift Guide (5th Edition)

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The clock is ticking, folks!!  Its crunch time, and if you’re still looking for the perfect gift, but haven’t found it, let me share with you my next five recommendations for some of my favorite products that would make EXCELLENT holiday gifts!

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FOR THE JEWELRY LOVER, your DAUGHTER, your BFF, or anyone who loves PERSONALIZED GIFTS:

#1 R2C Couture

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Customize your own necklace HERE.

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FOR YOUR HUSBAND, BOYFRIEND, BROTHER, or BEAU:

#2 Real Mens Wallets

320wThese wallets from Real Mens Wallets are SO COOL, and pretty sexy if you ask me.  All of their skins are 100% genuine.  They hand pick skins directly from tanneries and oversee every step of the process in producing their wallets.  Nothing is “factory mass produced”, and each skin has undergone as little processing as possible.  Each is so unique and retains the natural character of the leather, “warts and all”.  Are these not incredible, and manly manly manly?!

Read my full review HERE.

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FOR your KIDS, TODDLERS, or GRANDCHILDREN who LOVE THINGS THAT GO:

#3 Shirts that Go

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Shirts That Go is a store of t-shirts for kids and toddlers with the most detailed and exciting prints of anything with wheels, wings, or sails!  They currently carry over 30 designs!  The owner and founder, Nick, created the company with his own little boys in mind as far as what they might like, but wasn’t available in stores.   More than a year later, my boy’s train shirt is his FAVORITE shirt!!
Also check out Nick’s site about intermittent fasting and calorie tracking: Calorie Pilot.
Read my full review HERE.
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FOR YOUR BABY, YOUR GRANDCHILD, or even the MOMMY TO BE:

#4 Bazzle Baby

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Bazzle Baby is a shop of cute baby necessities like their famous Banda Bibs, Big Bibs, Bitsy Bibs, burpers, socks, hats, leggings, etc.!  I’ve loved our Banda Bibs so much that gave some away as baby shower gifts for my best friend.  Everything is this shop is darling, useful, unique, and extremely affordable.  Every Bazzle Baby item we own has withheld the test of time and made me one of their biggest fans!

Read my full review HERE.

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FOR ANYONE who LOVES NATURAL SKINCARE and FRAGRANCES:

#5 Astrida Naturals

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Read my full review HERE.
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Keep up the good work, shoppers!  Just a couple more gift guides to go, and then you’re on your own!  Take our advice!!

Holiday Gift Guide (3rd Edition)

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Who’s finished with their holiday shopping already???  Ummm.  I’d be willing to bet no one!  🙂  Or at least you still have a few odds and ends to pick up even if you are almost finished.  Maybe one of those tricky gifts that has been hiding will allude you no more.  Here’s some more great gift giving ideas from Dandy Giveaway…

Gift Idea #1:

What?  A trendy belt from Mission Belt.BLK-BLK-1.25

 

Why?  There’s a belt for literally everyone on your list:  men, women, and children.  The belts have no holes and $1 from every belt sold goes to fight global hunger and poverty.

Gift Idea #2:

What?  A potty training kit from Potty Tots.

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Why?  If you have a toddler needing to be potty trained on your list then this is the gift.  Kids can interact with the Potty Tots characters online and this will help to take the stress out of the training process!

 

Gift Idea #3:

What?  A camera strap from Made By Meegz.

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Why?  Every photographer (profession or novice) needs at unique camera strap to call their own.  Many of the straps even have a pocket for the lens cover built right in!

 

Gift Idea #4:

What?  A Believe Necklace from pinkEpromise.

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Why?  It’s simple, but elegant and will match any style.  Plus, it’s a dandy steal of a deal at just $8.99!

 

Gift Idea #5:

What?  Personalized magnetic photo calendars from Crinkled Nose.

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Why?  It’s a gift that friends and family will love all year long!  Choose from a variety of calendar styles, add on your own photos, and get 25% off all orders placed in 2013 with discount code DANDY2013.

Be sure to check back on Monday for more ideas in the next installment of the Dandy Giveaway Holiday Gift Guide!

Holiday Gift Guide (2nd Edition)

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Its Camille’s Dandy Giveaway Holiday Gift Guide!!  Aren’t you glad we’re helping you out this year?!  Below are some of my top favorites from companies I have worked with this year!  I 100% recommend them!  Follow my advice and take care of all your holiday shopping right now!dandygiftguide

FOR THE YOGA-LOVER, the GYM-GOER, OR YOUR BFF:

#1) Affirmats

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A little note of affirmation right at your feet!  Useful, thoughtful, and high-quality.  These charming mats from are made from dark earth eco-pvc blended with biodegradable jute fiber.  I LOVE my yoga mat from Affirmats!  It has a terrific non-slip surface and a cozy comfy texture.  You can find mats with phrases like “I am WONDERfully Made”, “Look How PRETTY You Are”, and “I am Healthy, I am Wealthy, I am LOVE”.

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FOR the GLAM GIRL who LOVES PRETTY and SHINY THINGS:

#2) Design Glassware by Mont Bleu

logo.jpgHere you will find the most breathtakingly gorgeous beauty products, including compact mirrors, nail files, tweezers, hair brushes, nail scissors, etc.  My purse has become a glamor beauty parlor since filling it with wonders from Mont Bleu.  Swarovski crystals are their specialty, and I’ve found all of their products to be extremely high quality, one of kind, and just beautiful beyond compare.  You must check out their gorgeous glass nail files!!

Read my full review HERE.

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FOR THE TRAVELER and LOVER OF FINE JEWELRY:

#3 Gentle Jewelry Case

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This lovely little case is exactly what it sounds like.  A zippered pouch with two layers of soft padding that keeps your jewels secure, stationary, and completely enfolded in foam.  Nothing moves or shifts when the case is rotated or dropped, and it works like a charm!  I use this every time I travel now, and my delicate jewelry is slightly compressed and stays right where I leave it.  No shifting, scratching, de-tangling, or losing small pieces anymore!

Read my full review HERE.

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FOR THOSE WHO LOVE NATURAL PRODUCTS:

#4 Alki Organix

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This is such a unique product!  These balms are made completely from 100% natural ingredients.  They contain only natural oils and butters, organic beeswax, organic lecithin, organic witch hazel extract, and/or organic apple cider vinegar.  They are lighter, without being greasy, and they just melt into my skin.  I’ve been using the “Chocolate Orange” scent non-stop for months, and I can’t get enough of it!  These tiny bottles last FOREVER because they don’t contain any water, so the concentrated formula goes a long way.  You can purchase from the online store (http://alkiorganix.com/) or on Amazon.

Read my full review HERE.

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FOR YOUR TODDLER or GRANDCHILD who LOVES THINGS THAT GO:

#5 DVDs from Marshall Publishing

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If you have a little boy or girl who is at all into trucks, fire trucks, monster cars, jets, planes, trains, or moving things in general, these are terrific DVDs for your child’s collection.  They are eye-candy for a busy little mind who love to watch things that go!  The holiday price for this Trucks two-DVD set (with CD) is $14.95, and these are not available in stores.  My boys love the DVDs and they BEG me to play the cd whenever we’re in the car!  Here’s a tip: FREE SHIPPING on your first order when you use the code DG1!
Read my full review HERE.

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FOR YOUR BABY, TODDLER, or ANYONE YOU LOVE TO CUDDLE:

#6 Tumblewalla

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Tumblewalla is a company who strongly stands behind their motto to “help families smile, laugh and have a bit more play-time each day”.  They really stand for something much bigger than just their clothing, which is adorable in every way and the epitome of smiles and jovial play.  Their collections are a festival of colors, and made of the softest 100% premium cotton.  Tumblewalla also donates 5% of their sales to select non-profit organizations dedicated to brightening the lives and futures of children who don’t have the resources or opportunities to play as they should.  Use the coupon code GiveThanks40 for 40% off from Nov 28th to December 2nd!
Read my full review HERE.
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You can also read up on their crowd-funding campaign to support the launch of their spring line, development of resources for caregivers and parents, and fund their non-profit partners.  Backers will also get 1st dibs on their spring line!  More info HERE.

Happy shopping, friends!!  Look forward to next week’s Gift Guide!

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