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holiday gift guide: tried, tested & true

Posted Dec 12 2012 6:00am
I wanted to share some of my favorite things I've either purchased or been sent over the last year (or sent and then continued to purchase), in hopes to inspire you to think outside the box in order to find that perfect gift for the someone special in your life.

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Deep Blue Kids Bible

We've been using this Bible with Taylor, and he totally loves it.
And the fact that he's 7 and now into reading his bible makes it the best gift ever.

More details for ya....
Kids will dive deep into God’s word with the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible. This engaging, interactive Bible offers four-color icons and illustrations throughout with a wealth of notes, devotionals, Bible trivia, and other interactive elements to capture inquisitive young minds. Plus the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible will encourage a thirst for God’s timeless message as young readers join three life-like kids in discovering the Bible and what it means to their lives.
$26.99-$36.99


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Plum Paper Designs Planners
{use code "MUSINGS10" for 10% off}

I quickly fell in love with these planners the moment I saw them on etsy.
How amazing that they are so stylish, chic and totally make organizing life more fab!!!

More about Plum Paper Designs...
Plum Paper is a paper company offering unique, graphic design products including custom invitations, announcements, stationery, note cards, calendars, and more. We love bringing new and creative ideas into the world of stationery to share with you.

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{cutest designs ever}

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Prive Products
{tried and tested and LOVED by moi}

The Privé Formule Aux Herbes collection includes 26 products for cleansing, conditioning, treating, styling and finishing the hair. Each product in the collection contains herbal blends specially developed by celebrity stylist Laurent Dufourg, who coifs the locks of such luminaries as Teri Hatcher, Debra Messing, Brooke Shields and Tina Fey.

GIFT SETS

The Just Beautiful Hair Trio includes one Daily Shampoo and Daily Conditioner, and comes with a complimentary Thermal Protection Detangling Spray in a red organza gift bag. This gift set is perfect for those who are looking for an everyday gentle shampoo and conditioner. The Thermal Protection Detangling Spray is an essential for women who dry their hair or use heat tools regularly. 
Suggested retail price: $38.00, retail value: $61.00, saving: $23.00.

The Repair and Shine Trio includes one Reparative Shampoo and Reparative Conditioner and comes with a complimentary Flash Brilliance Spray in a green organza gift bag. This is a great gift for someone with dry hair who wants more moisture and extra shine. 
Suggested retail price: $50.00, retail price: $72.00, saving: $22.00.

The Body Beautiful Trio includes one Amplifying Shampoo and Shining Weightless Amplifier and comes with a complimentary Root Amplifier in a silver organza gift bag. This trio is ideal for those with finer, limp hair who want to add more body and thickness to their hair. 
Suggested retail price: $47.00, retail value: $67.00, saving: $20.00.

· The Concept Vert Set includes one Concept Vert Rejuvenating Shampoo and one Concept Vert Rejuvenating Conditioner, and comes with a complimentary Concept Vert Volumizing Froth in a gorgeous holiday box. This is the perfect gift for an eco-friendly beauty lover. 
Suggested retail price: $58.00, retail value: $82.00, saving: $24.00.

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Mrs. Meyers Scented Candles
{If you click through leaping bunny and type in the special code listed you get free shipping!
http://leapingbunny.org/ Holiday2012/ }
This eco-friendly, affordable line of aromatherapeutic household cleaners, laundry care and baby products combine hardworking, naturally occurring ingredients and essential oils that are tough on dirt, yet gentle on your home and earth. Available in garden-fresh scents of Basil, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Geranium, Baby Blossom, Bluebell and Rosemary. Products are biodegradable, packaged in recyclable bottles, don’t include ammonia, chlorine bleach, parabens or phosphates and are never tested on animals.
Available at Whole Foods and Target.

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Burt’s Bees® Sweet Memories Keepsake Photo Box

By far, I have loved Burts Bees for my kids over every baby product I've ever used, and even though they are now 4 & 7, I STILL have them shower with the baby wash because it just smells so yummy.
Also?
It's my way of keeping them "babies" for as long as possible.

More about this particular product...Help the new mother in your life welcome her bundle of joy into the world with this little bundle of joy from Burt’s Bees. Burt’s Bees Baby Bee, one of the trusted partners of Healthy Child Healthy World, provides completely safe and natural body care solutions for newborns – from head-to-toe. 
 With this Keepsake box, she can cherish her little one’s natural “firsts” with a supply of beloved Burt’s Bees Baby Bee best-sellers made with soothing ingredients to pamper baby’s delicate skin. When the keepsake box is empty, she can fill it with photos and mementos of her baby’s first sweet moments and cherish them for years to come.   burtsbeesgiftguide
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Grace for Grace


Tiffany definitely has a shop to swoon over, and my house is quickly being decorated with many of her prints.  
{as I'm sure most of you've seen on Instagram by now.}

Just a few of my favorites....

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Zoe Clothing Co.
{use code "zmoi" for 25% off}

I met Shelley at Queen Bee  (introduced to me by Tiffany from Grace for Grace!) and let me just tell you, she is as sweet and trendy as her clothing line!
Absolutely loved her.

A little about them...
"Zoe" in Greek means life and represents the new life we have in Christ:"And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life (zoe), and this life (zoe) is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life (zoe); whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life (zoe)."— 1 John 5:11-12As Christians, this new life — zoe — defines who we are. Our goal is to live out this truth in the way that we practice business and in the passion that we put into designing our clothing. We have created a line that is not only on the cutting edge of fashion, but also represents God's living and perfect Word. We hope that the simple messages of our clothing will be a light to others (Matthew 5:14-16), and an encouragement to the the one wearing it (Psalm 1:1-2).
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{girls}

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{my personal fave, and on the to buy for myself list!}

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{guys}

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{youth}

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{toddlers}

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{home}

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{cards}

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31bits
{use code "SUMMER15" until December 20th for 15% off}

You all know my love for 31bits.
I even got Candace hooked and witnessed her own obsession when we visited their shop in the OC last month.
Not only is this a gift to love, but it's a gift that keeps on giving....

31 Bits Designs is a socially minded business designed to give internally displaced women in Northern Uganda an opportunity to counter poverty. By giving our beneficiaries access to the international market, they are able to earn an instant income, providing homes, food, and education for their families. Our program equips women by providing literacy education, financial and vocational training, holistic care, and strong support systems, empowering individuals to further their careers and attain social equity.

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{i may need that necklace AND the shirt!}

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Stacy Lynn
{use code "holiday" for 20% off!}

Cutest clothes, clutches, and scarves on etsy.
I own two skirts and a dress from her, and have a few of her clutches on my favorites list.
Definitely a must have for any girl!


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Makeup Forever: All Eyes On You

What girl doesn't want a makeup kit for Christmas?
Especially one from Makeup Forever!

This limited edition holiday kit features five of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s best-selling products to create a beautiful holiday make up look from start to finish. Complete with application instructions, this kit will teach you how to create a flawless day-to-night look.

$59 at  www.sephora.com

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Primia Organic Skin Care

By far, one of my favorite skin care lines ever.
I got a sample at BlogHer last year, and quickly became a loyal customer.

You really can't go wrong with any single one of their products...and I know, because I've used most of them and they are....To. Die. For.

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Green Bride Gifts
{use code "10OFFGIFTS" for 10% off anything on the site}

About them...
The Green Bride Guide, the nation’s leading resource for eco-friendly wedding ideas, product and services, offers five great green gift ideas for under $25. 
The Green Bride Guide website was launched in 2009 by environmental lawyer Kate Harrison after her book, The Green Bride Guide, How to Create an Earth- Friendly Wedding on Any Budget, became a best-seller in the wedding category (Sourcebooks, 2008).
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Here's the great thing about all of these products....
While they are incredible stand alone gifts, it would also be perfect to mix and match some of these items for the most amazing gift bag ever.
There is nothing better then being introduced to new and unique products and finding out you absolutely love them!
{which is, um, what happened to me.}

So have fun and happy shopping!

{And remember to always shop through  Ebates  &  Extrabux  when shopping online so you can earn CASH back.  It totally works, is absolutely legit, and I never shop without going through the one that offers the most cash back on whichever website I am shopping on.}
© 2012 "Le Musings of Moi"
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