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Holiday Gift Guide (2nd Edition)

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

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”.

Read my full review HERE!slideshow_4
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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!

Aurorae Yoga {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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So remember how I’ve become such a yoga advocate as of late?  There’s just something about it that makes me feel sophisticated, healthy, and strong!  What DOESN’T make me feel sophisticated is the way I look when I’m carrying all my yoga equipment with a gym bag, water bottle, and a baby in each arm as I lug myself to the gym!  I must really look like a circus some days.  I knew I needed something to help me look more ‘put-together’ and this Aurorae Yoga Mat Sport Bag/Multi Purpose Crossbody Sling Backpack is just the ticket.
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This is not just a backpack!  This is the ultimate yoga bag, gym bag, carry-everything-you-need, yoga mat holding super bag!
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I liked it from the moment I first picked it up.  It is heavier than a typical canvas bag.  It is much stronger because it is made from durable, heavy-duty polyester.  It has two large individual pockets for storing anything from gym clothes to school supplies, with just the right compartments to store small things in front and your water in the mesh side pocket.
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As you can see, the selling point of these bags is how they expertly carry your yoga mat!  There are two securing elastic adjustable straps that hold the mat snug and rolled tight, regardless of its awkward shape and weight.  When I carry this around, I don’t at all feel like the mat could fall out or unravel.  Here are my favorite features: A hole for earphone buds…
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Really, you could use this for yoga, hiking, biking, travel, the gym, or even school/office.   I think the navy blue color is great, as it allows this bag to be comfortably used for all sorts of occasions and places, though the other colors are just as fun and the colors really make these more personal.  Another treat from Aurorae Yoga is their Lavender Scented 100% Soy Wax Pledge Candle, which is also today’s giveaway prize!
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This candle smells like a field of wildflowers!  Even my husband (the scent snob) walked into the room and said something to the effect of, “What is the glorious smell?”  It is non-toxic and smokeless, and has a burn time of 30-35 hours!  I also think the recyclable tin is pretty cute and I’ve got some projects in mind for as soon as my candle is gone, which won’t be very soon, based on how many hours this guy can burn.  It is meant to promote a peaceful, relaxing state of meditation, creating harmony between your mind and body.
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Aurorae sells the best reviewed yoga matsyoga apparel, and yoga and meditation accessories online. You can browse their yoga mats, yoga bags, yoga apparel and other yoga accessories here.

Today’s giveaway prize: the Lavender Scented 100% Soy Wax Pledge Candle!

Because I was sent the winner’s prize items along with my review items, the winner will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via paypal invoice.  This also means that this giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries!

*This giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Aug 24th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Affirmats Yoga Mats {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Ahh, the power of yoga!  The first time I tried it, I thought it was kind of ridiculous!  I was a string-bean high school teenager, already quite flexible and on the cross-country team, so taking time out of my “busy” adolescent schedule to breathe deeply while holding a pose for over a minute seemed like a waste of my time and abilities.  Now I am singing quite a different tune!  I am NOT the stringy girl bursting with energy and attitude I once was.  I am a tired, not-so-flexible, energy-strained mom who longs for a little soul-searching moment of silence every once in a while!  Yoga is a saving grace!

Untitled-1At these times when I feel worn down by the weight of motherhood, and a little yoga is in order, a little positive message goes such a long way, and what a cute way to be told–on your yoga mat!  A little note of affirmation right at your feet!  Look at these charming mats from Affirmats!

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These charming mats are made from dark earth eco-pvc blended with biodegradable jute fiber.  This creates a terrific non-slip surface and a cozy comfy texture.  These measure 68″ x 24″–standard adult size, but a little wider than some mats I’ve used in the past.  Love that.  I don’t enjoy feeling like I’m balancing on a place mat.

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I love my mat!  The neutral, earthy color looks great with the bright pink!

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Look at these grippies!  This guy is completely non-slip, and surprisingly just as comfortable as thicker mats I’ve used in the past.

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Affirmats also makes towels with these positive messages.  How friendly and how nice to see right when you need a pick-me-up!

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I really like that these mats are eco-friendly and made from biodegradable jute.  There is just something fulfilling about feelings at one with Mother Earth while you’re standing on something made from the earth.

One lucky duck will win their own Affirmat!  (Sold for $64.00)

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Aug 16th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

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