Welcome to the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. We know that buying gifts for some people can be difficult. What do you get the guy who literally has everything? How about that new baby in the family? It's been years since you've had to buy for a baby. Then there is that teenager that "needs" everything. I have your answers. I have looked high and low and found the best gifts for giving this year. There is something for everyone! There is something for every budget. Go ahead and have a look around. Don't forget to check out the sponsor's sites as they have many wonderful items you may love! From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!!

Holiday Gift Guide Idea for Kids

Maxell Safe Soundz

Maxell Safe Soundz Headphones


Let them rock out to their favorite songs and listen to her favorite movies in style with these Maxwell Safe Soundz Headphones that have been specially designed for their age. These well-built, snug-fitting headphones have a padded headband and padded ear cups with cute graphics to make them fun to wear. Available in two sizes, they are designed for children. At ages 3-5, these headphones are set at 75dB, a low level that will not damage your child's hearing. At ages 6-9, the decibel levels are set at 85bd, a low level that will not damage your child's hearing. These headphones are ideal for watching DVDs on long road trips or for listening to an MP3 player or other audio device.

Ages 3 to 5 are available in pink or blue. Ages 6 to 9 are available in purple or blue. Retail Value $19.99

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Skylanders Swap Force

Skylanders Swap Force


Skylanders SWAP Force is the latest adventure in a series of exciting games that explore the magical world of Skylands. Skylanders Giants and Skylanders Spyro's Adventure are both packed with their own fun-filled action and amazing heroes. There are 16 true SWAP Force characters. These SWAP Force figures are held together in the middle by a very special proprietary magnet. This allows you to swap the top or bottom half with another SWAP Force figure. If you’re able to get your hands on all 16 SWAP Force members you’ll be able to create 256 different Skylanders characters!

Characters include Blast Zone, Boom Jet, Doom Stone, Fire Kraken, Free Ranger, Freeze Blade, Grilla Drilla, Hoot Loop, Magna Charge, Night Shift, Rattle Shake, Rubble Rouser, Spy Rise, Stink Bomb, Trap Shadow and Wash Buckler. Retail Value $69.99

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Find It

Find It


Find It is a contained adventure. Spin It, Twist It, Shake It. The Find It hidden object game is a brightly colored, educational, contained adventure. It contains 48 hidden items for you to find, conveniently listed on the top of the game. Be the first to find the hidden penny, marble, balloon, letters of the alphabet, and so much more! This family game is enjoyed by adults as well as children. The games comes with plastic ends, giving the game an exciting, colorful look and caters towards learning. Each of them has a theme and the colors of the beads inside coordinate. Each of them also has a different amount of challenge.Find It games include: Original, Starry Night, On A Hunt, At The Beach, Bird Watch, Wizard Of Oz, At The Zoo, Sports, Glitz & Glamour, Kids and Wizard Of Oz. There are more in the works including some of your favorite licensed characters!

Featured at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2013! Retail Value $19.99

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Microbes Attack

Microbes Attack


Microbes Attack is a great new brainteaser from the inventor of the popular "Kanoodle" puzzle. Fun microbe-shaped pieces come stored in a cool "petri dish" carrying case. Some of the Microbes have begun to escape, and your job is to get them all back in the dish. But with 100+ puzzles and thousands of combinations, the task is not as easy as it seems. Hours of fun for ages 8+. Comes with Microbe pieces, petri dish case, and full color booklet featuring over 100 puzzles. At 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.4 inches this game is very portable and can be taken on a road trip, to the doctor's office or anyplace else!

Featured at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2013! Retail Value $14.99

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Laser Pegs

Laser Pegs


The Laser Pegs brand offers a variety of products under the titles of Land, Air, Sea, World of Bugs, and Mythology. These educational toys offer a variety of models within each label, from eight to sixteen different models not including the bonus models. The variety offered provides an educational building set where kids can learn how to construct the models as well as what different creatures exist in the world, or within mythology.

The Laser Pegs brand offers a multitude of children's light up building sets for the best learning toys online. Featured at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2013! Retail Value $9.99 & Up

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Holiday Gift Guide Idea for The House

Rachael Ray Cookware

Rachael Ray Cookware


With the stylish two-tone gradient exterior, this cookware sets adds color and style to any kitchen. The cookware heats quickly and evenly, reducing "hot spots" that can burn foods. This cookware features a long-lasting nonstick interior which allows food to slide off and makes cleanup quick and easy. The rubberized dual-riveted handles are comfortable and oven safe to 350*F. With clear glass lids you can watch your foods cook without having to remove the lid to keep moisture locked in.

The cookware set is available in several fun colors including blue gradient, eggplant gradient, fennel gradient, green gradient, red gradient, yellow gradient and orange gradient. Retail Value $49.99 & Up

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PlateTopper

PlateTopper


The PlateTopper is an eco-friendly, re-useable alternative to plastic wrap and tin foil. It transforms your plates into air-tight food storage containers! 100% BPA free, microwave save, top shelf dishwasher save and refrigerator and freezer safe. They are perfect for keeping a dinner warm and set aside to accommodate different schedules. Perfect for families! Also very good for keeping countertop foods fresh (such as bananas).

PlateToppers are available in red, clear, blue and green. They are available in 2 sizes: 10"x 2.5" and 7.5"x 3". Buy one get one free! Retail Value $9.99

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Holiday Gift Guide Idea for The Family

5 Second Rule

5 Second Rule


It should be easy to name 3 breeds of dogs - but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds twisting down, and with the other players staring at you, waiting for you to get flustered? Time's not on your side, so just say what comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out as time twirls down on the unique twisted timer! It's all in good fun with this fast-paced game where you have to Just Spit It Out!

Game play for 3 or more players. Ages 10 to Adult. Game contents 576 Questions on 288 Cards, 5-Second Twisted Marble Timer and Rules. Retail Value $24.99

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GoGo Pillow

GoGo Pillow


Take it Everywhere! The GoGo Pillow works on any surface and works as a backpack so you can take your tablet with you, enabling you to use your tablet comfortably wherever you are. The patented multi-slot design means your tablet is locked securely in place wherever you're using it & it works with most tablet sizes. The plush, luxurious GoGo Pillow folds up into a travel pillow that provides support and comfort so you can catch up on your sleep when you're not using your tablet. You can use it on an exercise bike. In the kitchen. On your lap. In bed. Because it doesn't need a flat surface, it's completely stable wherever it's placed. The attached straps mean you can use it as a backpack to take your tablet with you and even fix it to places like the back of a headrest to create a comfortable viewing experience on the move.

GoGo Pillow is available in six colors; Blue, Grey, Pink, Burgundy, Black and Animal Print. This is perfect for the entire family! Retail Value $19.99

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Holiday Gift Guide Idea for Mom & Dad

Personal Planner

Personal Planner


Personal Planner offers planners that are customized to you. You customize it all! From size to colors to the page layouts! You select a picture, text and color for the front and back. Get a full 12 month weekly planner - your design, in full color. Add a printed page with owner information. Personalize pages at back, with optional year overview. Available in four sizes to choose from. Heavy, easy-to-write-on paper and robust cover clever. Colored elastic closure holds your planner securely closed! Also includes a plastic sleeve and ruler that doubles as page marker. You can add clever little pictures showing working hours, workout sessions and weather, helping you remember everyday events.

Personalize a planner, notebooks or accessories. Play with the different options until you've got it just the way you want it! Retail Value $24.99 & Up

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Holiday Gift Guide Idea for Teens

Thirty-One

Thirty-One Personalized Gifts


This holiday season give gifts that are both personal and practical. You can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! From the Large Utility Tote that is perfect for toting towels and toys to the pool, carrying your sports gear to the big game, or for taking on camping trips to the Fresh Market Thermal that is roomy enough to fit up to two 9x13 pans inside and with long handles so it's super easy to carry there is a wide selection and variety. All of the products come in a variety of prints and offer free personalization!

Our favorite is the Retro Metro Fold-Over from the Retro Metro Collection. With the spacious 16"H x 19"W x 4.5"D, this everyday tote fits folders, notebooks and more in the main compartment, and even more storage in the interior zipper pocket and two exterior pockets! Retail Value $65

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Holiday Gift Guide Idea for Pets

John Paul Pet

John Paul Pet


John Paul Pet is pet care with a salon pedigree. 30 years ago John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell Systems, revolutionized the professional salon industry by banning animal testing for his line of hair products. John Paul’s in-depth expertise in hair and skin care formulations also led to research in new standards for pet grooming and hygiene, which lead to the creation of John Paul Pet shampoos, conditioners, sprays and pet wipes. John Paul Pet shampoos and conditioners are pH balanced so they don’t irritate sensitive pet skin.

There are many reasons to make sure John Paul Pet products are in the home of everyone that takes care of their pet. Every pet owner has common grooming and hygiene issues that they encounter. John Paul Pet products address these solutions and are safe for everyday use.

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PetSmart Holiday Gifts

PetSmart


PetSmart is a one stop shop for all your pets needs. Whether you have a dog or a cat, fish, birds, reptiles or other small animals PetSmart has all your needs covered. They carry all the foods, toys, treats and accessories you need. They also offer many services such as grooming, boarding, training and doggie day camp.

PetSmart has a large selection of holiday items for your pets. We've gotten some adorable sweaters, toys and collars that keep our pup looking great through the holiday season. The products are high quality and brands we love (such as Disney and Martha Stewart Pets) and I know they will last for quite some time! Fill your pup's stocking with goodies from PetSmart and the brands you love!

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Holiday Gift Guide Idea for The Stocking

Speck Products

Speck Products


Speck was founded by a group of design engineers in the heart of Silicon Valley. Speck is captivated by technology, fanatical about gadgets and driven to make cases that offer superior protection with sleek style. With a wide variety of styles to cover the most careful user to the rugged and rough user, Speck has something for everyone. Let's face it, our phones cost a lot. Protection is a great way to make sure those holiday smartphones under the tree are safely protected!

Speck Products offers cases and covers for a large portion of the phones available today. Whether you have an Apple device, Samsung device, HTC device, Motorola device, Nokia device, Kindle or Nook they have protection for you! Their cases are available in a wide range of colors to suit everyone on your list. Retail Value $34.95

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