Showing posts with label 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Show all posts

Monday, December 1

#smellcometomanhood Gift A Boy Into A Man #HolidayGiftGuide @OldSpice #Giveaway!

This post and giveaway were made possible by Double Duty Divas and Old Spice. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine

It's tradition in my family to buy the men Old Spice. I know when my Stinky started smelling, and went from not liking Girls, to Girls calling the house the thing that gave him confidence, was good hygiene, and smelling great. I really like that Old Spice has Holiday Gift Sets that include everything needed to not Stink.  I know that made him feel good about himself.  Don't forget to scroll below to enter your Little Stink, soon to be Big Stink to win the #SmellcometoManhood Gift Box.

I think Old Spice Re-fresh Body Sprays are the perfect stocking stuffer gifts for Teens. So that they can “Scent Responsibly” with this gift that keeps on giving, one spray at a time. Who want's a Stinky Teen?

In the Spirit of #SmellCometoManhood Old Spice is releasing special savings on Old Spice Re-fresh Body Spray in the P&G brandSaver® in newspapers across the U.S. on Sunday, Nov. 30, You can also print them at for redemption at retailers nationwide. Don't forget you can Print TWO per computer! Make sure you get your two coupons.  I am a huge fan of Printable Coupons.

Enter below to win your own Old Spice Holiday "Smellcome to Manhood” kit.

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Kit includes:

· Old Spice Re-fresh Body Spray – The gift that keeps on giving, one spray at a time. Be among the first to enjoy new Old Spice Timber – the best way to get that lumberjacky smell without working at a local tree lot.

· Old Spice T-Shirt – The manliest chest tattoo on the planet without the regret when you turn 60.

· Old Spice Branded Earbuds – Silence mom’s singing in the car. You’re welcome.

· Bear Paws Meat Tool – Cutlery your dad, his friend Dave and Uncle John will be impressed with when you're given the reins to carve the holiday bird.

· Duct Tape – Fix anything on the planet, except holiday lights, where only half the strand works. · Art of Manliness Book – Full of wisdom and New Year's Resolutions.

· “Scent Responsibly” Instructions – Nothing will earn you grandma's fruitcake faster than overspraying. Thanks to Old Spice Re-fresh technology – where one spray lasts all day – you can smell like a man and not a middle school locker room.

· Smellcome to Manhood Certificate – A made-up diploma for the inside of your locker or to add to your LinkedIn profile.

Don't forget to check out Old Spice online, Old Spice on Twitter, Old Spice on Facebook, Old Spice on Youtube, Old Spice on Instagram. Never know what special promotions, and coupons without following!

Tuesday, November 25

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Truffle Review + #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide @guylian_chocs #guylianchocolate

I love, love, love Chocolate.  Now Belgian Chocolates.. White, Dark, Milk.. Truffles.. Caramels.. Hazel nut filling.. My tastebuds are in full blown overdrive, and I just want more, and more.  

Guylian Chocolates are delicious.  Not only does the Belgian chocolate milk in your mouth, but the filling inside do so too.  My favorite thing to do with good quality chocolate is to do the tongue challenge, and to see how well it melts on the tongue.  Guylian melts fast, and smooth.  Then getting to the Truffle, or Caramel filling is just as smooth. 

Don't believe me? Enter below to win, and try yourself. I'm excited be able to Review Guylian for Free for my opinion, and offer a Sponsored Giveaway for 4 Boxes of Guylian Belgian Chocolates.  

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Winner receives, 

  1. 11 piece individually wrapped marbled seahorse Signature Hazelnut Truffle, the original recipe of founders Guy & Liliane, is made by slow roasting and caramelizing fresh Mediterranean hazelnuts in small-batch copper kettles and then finely crushing and blending them with luxuriously rich & creamy Belgian milk chocolate. 
  2. 8 piece marbled seahorse Signature Hazelnut Truffle 
  3. 8 piece seahorse Milk Chocolate Truffle, is Belgian chocolate expertise at its best with the finest Belgian milk chocolate creating a velvety smooth truffle center.
  4. 8 piece milk chocolate seahorse Soft Caramel Truffle, made in-house according to old tradition using open kettles that slowly let the ingredients blend to perfection.

Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents Only.  Begins 11/26/14, and Ends, 12/10/14.  One Winner is chosen Via Rafflecopter.  Sponsor is responsible for Prize Delivery.  Good luck to all. (No Purchase Necessary to Enter Giveaway!)

Don't forget to sign up for more promo's by going to Guylian Belgian Chocolates, and signing up for the E-Newsletter.

Also visit, and like, Life According To GreenVics, & Guylian Chocolate on Facebook for more info. There will be a lot of Holiday Gift Guide Giveaways on, and I post them all to Facebook.  Don't miss out by not following me! 

If you can't wait to win, there is a 10% off all Guylian Chocolate til the end of the year for 10% off your order.  The Promo code is: Chocolate10

And, can be used, here, 

Saturday, November 22

A fun, bright, light, holiday @edible gift #HolidayGiftGuide #EdibleArrangements #Spon

 This is a Sponsored Post.  I was compensated for my opinions.

I absolutely love the Holidays, hanging with family.  I also love to bring treats to my Mom & Dad, Sisters, Brother, Nieces, and Nephews while waiting for dinner.   We all love Fruit, and Chocolate. Really, can't go wrong with Fruit as a light treat while waiting to enjoy Thanksgiving Feast.

When you think of the Holidays, and centerpieces, and easy hostess gifts.. what do you think? Flowers? Pies? Something sweet? Edible?

Do you consider Edible Arrangements?  If you like the idea, check out Edible Arrangements.  From Fresh Strawberries, Pineapples, Grapes, Cantaloupe, even to apples that can be covered in Chocolate, or Cinnamon.

I also think it's great there is always a promo, or discount available online for an Edible Arrangements Bouquet.  Find more info by going to,

There are plenty of weekly deals posted to Edible Arrangements Facebook,

Thursday, November 13

@FengShwag #HolidayGiftGuide #Review Gifts that spread #Inspiration & #Uniqueness #Spon

Disclaimer: I received The Feng Shwag Kitchen Box to Review.  All opinions are my own.  

Feng means wind and shui means water . In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune.

I had the opportunity to review Feng Shwag, Feng Shui Kitchen Box. I spend most of my time in the kitchen anyways! It's my favorite room in the house.  I love to cook, and always great energy.  You may ask what is FengShwag?

Feng Shwag uses Chinese trinkets to balance out Feng Shui's, The Yin and Yang, Zen like attitude towards life. There are different Feng Shwag boxes to choose from.  I choose Feng Shui  Kitchen Box.

I was impressed at the shipping/packaging.  The box came with dividers, and everything tissue wrapped. Some of the items were in bags, or boxes inside the tissue paper. It felt like I had so many gifts to open.  I enjoyed the surprise of each trinket.  The quality of the trinkets were actually detailed, and impressed me.

Box includes ( Box dimensions: 8 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 4 )

  • Faceted Crystal Apple

Hang where you want to attract positive Chi ( energy ) and results.

  • Bagua Shaped Mirror

Place to deflect negative Chi (energy) where needed.

  • Dragon

A powerful symbol of strength, energy, and protection

  • Coin Globe

Ancient coins tied with red, to bring prosperity to the carrier.

  • Carver Sage

This popular kitchen herd is symbolic of fresh clean space.

  • Ceramic Teapot- Shaped Holder

Rest the carved sage on this symbol of hospitality.

  • Lucky Cat Creamer

A contemporary version of the ancient Chinese symbol, with its paw raised to draw in wealth and good fortune. Place facing the door.

  • Mandarin Oranges in a Bowl

Symbols of good fortune and immortality.

  • Candle on Wooden Stand with Teapot Charm

Light at meals to stimulate pleasurable and harmonious dining experiences.

  • Lucky Red Wish Envelope with Blank Papers

Write your desires for health, wealth and happiness and place them inside the envelope with focused intention.

Even if you aren't a spiritual person, The concept behind Taoist beliefs are interesting. I am a huge dragon fan. So much, I have a dragon tattoo'd on my chest for wealth, power and an abundance of opportunities. My feng shui dragon from the kitchen box is placed looking into the kitchen, chest level as well. The crystal apple, and glass mandarins are for good luck too, I am giving the crystal apple to my son's early special ed teacher.  The mini lucky cat creamer I am giving my niece to carry it around with her, for little tea parties to spread the wealth.  I have respect for all beliefs.  I believe in all religion. I also believe we all come from the same matter, and we ALL matter. With that being said, check out Feng Shwags trinket kitchen box!

Don't forget to check the other Feng Shui boxes out at,, there is a 50% Holiday sale!  

Monday, November 10

Mrs. Cavanaugh's World Famous Chocolate plus PROMO CODE for b1g1 #HolidayGiftGuide #Spon

Who doesn't love Chocolate? Especially World Famous Since 1964 Chocolate for the Holidays! This is a Sponsored Post for the Holidays.

Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.

"It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe," Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. "I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'"

Her husband George and children Carla, Lorraine, Calvin, Colene and Genise rallied, helping Mrs. Cavanaugh fill demands for her homemade sweets.

...In 1972, the family moved to Utah, leaving good friends and their beloved cattle ranch.

"It was a difficult decision, especially for George," Mrs. Cavanaugh said. "He was excited about making our new venture, which we chose to call Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies, a great success. We felt Utah was blessed with good chocolates and that we would enjoy - and could compete with - those who pride themselves on making excellent chocolates."

Millions of pounds of chocolates later, Mrs. Cavanaugh's candies have earned a reputation for unquestionable excellence....

Ask chocolate aficionados. They will direct those seeking the best chocolates to the popular Mrs. Cavanaugh's Candies. My readers receive Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates use promo code: usfamily14

Saturday, November 8

Perfect Nut to Fruit Ratio #Review @NutsGourmet #HolidayGiftGuide

I'm a nutty person.  Seriously.. complete nuts.. I can live off of nuts, and dried fruits if need be.  So could my little one.  Recently I received GourtmetNut's On The Go Nut & Power Up mixes to review for free for my opinion. I thought GourmetNut had the perfect nut to fruit ratio.

I have nothing but great things to say about the nuts, and dried fruits in these resealable bags.  There are different mixes, depending on if you are Powering Up, On The Go, or just feel like snacking on something delicious that are 100% Natural. What really impressed me about these bags of GourmetNuts were the variety of Nuts, and Fruit.  

The Gourmet POWERUP comes in Almond Cranberry Crunch, Mega Omega, and Protein Packed.

Then there is Gourmet On The Go, Almond Cranberry Crunch, Body Boosting Antioxidant mix, and Energize Me Protein Mix.

My overall impression: Usually when I buy a bag of Mixed nuts/fruit in the grocery store, it has a majority of Sunflower seeds, raisins, and peanuts.  All which I don't mind, but I do love Cashews, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, and Hazelnuts too.  My favorite nuts are Cashews, and Hazelnuts, it's pretty hard finding an affordable mix with these two in them, and fruit too?? Almost impossible.  Til I found Gourmet Nuts. The product in the bags, look identical if not better than even the photos on their website.  I can tell the nuts, and fruit are great quality by the taste of the nuts, and the still chewy, full of flavor dried fruit.

GourmetNuts are definitely Holiday Gift Guide material.  I would rather have these 8oz Packs in my stocking this Holiday too.  I think they are the perfect gift for the Health Conscious Nut lover. These can be bought in packs of 6. Check them out on

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@skoshbox Japanese Monthly Box #HolidayGiveaway + #Review #Spon #HolidayGiftGuide

SQUEEEE How cute are these Japanese Candies/Cookies!!? Enter below to win (1) Monthly Skoshbox & (1) Premium Skoshbox!  Each box is a surprise! 

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Disclaimer: received product to facilitate a review. Giveaway is Sponsored, and Mailed directly from the Sponsor. Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents Only. 1 Winner is chosen at Random Via Rafflecopter, Giveaway begins 12:00AM Est 11/14, ends 12:00AM Est 11/28. Good luck! Est Prize Product Worth $37.00. Skoshbox Monthly Products varies each month.

My family likes a variety of candies, and snacks.  I think there are too many variations of chocolate, sweet, salty, sour, goodness in the world to just settle for a single Countries version of them. This is why I was excited to find skosh box offers a taste of japan at your doorstep.

There are the regular monthly box, and then there are the premium boxes.  The Monthly box costs only $12.00, and that INCLUDES Shipping.  Even to just try something new! Each box comes with a sheet telling you what product is what, and the ingredients as well.  It may sound weird, but I even enjoyed reading it.

The Premium Box ($25.00/Free Shipping) has a lot of full size products, along with novelty candies (The Super Mario Candy were Cola Gummies that tasted just like Cola, They were also soft, and fresh.) The Chocolate sticks, and Vanilla Dipped Wafers were some of my favorites as well.  My 3 year old is autistic, and usually picky with what interests him, but he was completely into this box, and wanting to try each, and every single snack.  I didn't get any of the Panda Chocolate/White Chocolate Cookies because he ATE THEM all himself.  Some of my favorites out of this box were also the sour blue mini drops.  The box with the Teddy bear had Chocolate cookies in it, and they were almost too good to eat.. yes, almost.  We ate them.  Something about Japanese chocolate that reminds me of German Chocolate, it melts so perfectly, tastes, and texture are some of my favorite.

November Monthly Box ($12.00/Free Shipping) had candy, stickers, chocolate, and cookies.  I liked the variety of this box as well.  My mini grabbed the Caramel Corn Snacks first, and they were delicious.  I did manage to grab a few to sample.  What I also like about these Candies/Snacks, most are made of Rice, and can be ate by Gluten Free individuals, Not everything in the boxes are GF, but that's another reason I like Japanese snacks, and candy, they use Rice Flour instead of regular Wheat in most recipes! So keep that in mind too if someone is on a certain diet, and you are looking for fun candy to surprise them with.

It's easy to Join, and Sign up for skoshbox.  To find out more about skoshbox, check them out online at,

Also, month to month it's $12.00 for the Regular Monthly box, or if you do a 6 month subscription it's only $11.00/box.  Even bigger savings if you buy it for a year, it equals to $10.00/Box. Also remember this includes SHIPPING.  

Overly impression, I enjoyed the chocolate, and uniqueness of all the candy, and snacks.  Honestly, I am a bigger fan of foreign chocolate than the regular chocolate that's at the impulse section at our grocery stores here in the states.  Just try something new! I love letting my son try things from different cultures, I never want to hear him say "Ew" to something, just because it isn't what is normally seen in the store.  

Friday, November 7

#HintHint LG OLED is a great family gift from @BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy #TwitterParty @BestBuyWOLF

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Do you love a Twitter Party? Mark your Calenders for December 4th, 7PM CST. Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party!! Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.

Gifts like the New LG OLED TV – The Ultimate Display! Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500).

What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21" thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here:

Your first kiss. A baby's first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG's latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you've ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

LG 55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
Find content faster with webOS

I love gifts like these because the whole family can enjoy them together, by making Family Movie Nights! Also with technology always changing for the better I can't wait to get a new TV for The Holidays *Hint Hint*

Monday, November 3

@TheSwissColony Andes Mint Cheese Cake & 26 Holiday Favorites (Chocolates, Candy, Meats, and Cheeses) #Review + #Giveaway! #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review.  Giveaway is Sponsored, and Mailed directly from the Sponsor. Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents Only. Winner is chosen at Random Via Rafflecopter, Giveaway begins 12:00AM Est 11/4, ends 12:00AM Est 11/18.  Good luck! Est Prize Product Worth $79.00.  

Winner will Receive their own Andes Mint Cheesecake, and the 26 Holiday Favorites Gift Box.  Good luck!

I like cheese cake, and I like Andes Mints.. combined.. it's out of this world to me.  Every time I literally go to the Swiss Colony online to browse I stop to drool at the Cheese cakes.  The Andes Mint Cheese cake is a good 2 lbs+, and a layer of thin chocolate over top, so it gave it that chocolate crunch when biting into. Also, there were Andes Mints pieces there too.  

The Cheese cake inside was minty with chocolate chips, I love minty!  The crumbly crust is a chocolate too. It really is rich in flavor, I ate some straight out the box and then some later after it chilling in the fridge.  Both ways I loved. My mini me is a very picky eater but he snuck into the fridge to eat some.  That's how I know it's good.  

I'm like a little kid when the delivery man comes with the classic Swiss Colony Boxes.  I know what is it just by the writing, and boxes.  It always puts me in such a great mood, and I sing a little Swiss Colony song.

Now my son does a Happy Dance for the 25 Favorite Things Gift Box.  There is no hiding how happy this Gift Box makes him.  (His happy dance he bends to the side, and sways a little. It's the cutest thing ever.)

Who needs a fancy, expensive toy when you can just buy Sy a Cheese/Meat/Cake/Chocolate Box.  There are also mustards, petit fours, mini tortes and jams in the box as well.

My overall impression? Between the meat, and the cheese, the cheesecake, the sweets.. even the sweet spicy mustard (btw I could dip anything into that, and eat it. the mustards just amazing. I wish they sold that by bigger jars!) this was a great combo to snack on, and enjoy for desert.. to me, the perfect Holiday Gift.

Don't forget to scroll up, and enter to win so you can experience The Swiss Colony if you already havent! Also if you'd like some Eye Candy mailed to you via The Swiss Colony Catalog, (It's free to get the catalog) Go to,

Saturday, November 1

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Coming Soon! #HolidayGiftGuide #Sponsors #Giveaways #Gifts

For the past few years I have been doing an online Holiday Gift Guide.  If you are new here, that means Reviews Plus Giveaways! Yay!  I love the Holidays, and am very thankful for great products that also sponsor Giveaways, so not only do you see my Review for it, you also have the chance to win it yourself, and have your own opinion.

I am currently accepting Sponsors for Reviews & Giveaways for 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Children, Men, Women, and pets.. From each Gift Guide you can easily click the Past Reviews & Giveaways. Contact me, (Need more info on my page stats, go here, 

Already have a few great products, and giveaways lined up that will go live after Halloween (I love October!)

Click the images to go to past Holiday Gift Guides.

Wednesday, October 15

@DreamTeamPets 30% Off #PromoCode #HolidayGiftGuide #Spon

This is a Sponsored Post. My son is always hugging, and sleeping with his stuffed animals, so Dream Team Pets will be a nice reward before Bed time, and I like that it helps create a positive way to maintain a healthy sleeping schedule with a Book, and stickers. 

Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy-it's an innovative kid's sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night's sleep. If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves!

My Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE

If you think The Amazing Dream Team Pets would make a great Holiday Gift for your little ones, or a little one you know, there is a 30% off Code for it! Use the code, USFGUIDE , while checking out on Amazon for the % Off.

There is a Lion, a Kitty Cat, and a Doggy.

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