Stephs Cheers and Jeers was provided the samples mentioned in this post in return for an unbiased review.
Welcome to our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!!
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The IG Charcoal BBQ grill features a stainless steel design and sits on 4 four-inch casters, two of which have stops, which means it can easily be moved around. The grill top is removable to easily accommodate skewers and the grill has a removable ash collector tray for easy cleanup
You can purchase the IG Charcoal BBQ Grill for $399.
Great American Shave Co. is a subscription box that delivers shave and beard care products that are 100% made in America when you need them. Their plans include monthly, every two months or every three months. Their products contain natural ingredients such as aloe vera, natural oils, and eucalyptus which are safe for even the most sensitive skin.
Great American Shave Co. offers multiple shave plans including:
- 1 shave handle and cartridges for $7.00 a month for 3 blades and $12.00 a month for 5 blades.
- 1 shave handle, cartridges and shave cream for $17.00 a month for 3 blades and $22.00 a month for 5 blades.
- 1 shave handle, cartridges, shave cream and aftershave for $27.00 a month for 3 blades and $32.00 a month for 5 blades.
- You can choose to receive a package every month, 2 months or 3 months.
FreshJax offers a variety of handcrafted, gourmet spice blends. You can create your own gift set or purchase one of their pre-packaged gift sets or individual spices and spice blends.
The gift set pictured above is their Grilling Spices Gift Set which features Peppered Habanero, Fresh Bay, Grill Master, Smokey Southwest, and Citrus Pepper.
The Leopold and Loeb Files
The Leopold and Loeb Files by Nina Barrett makes the perfect gift for the True Crime Aficionado on your list. This book follows the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case and features a rare collection of primary source material, including court transcripts, psychological transcripts, evidence photographs, and more.
Colgate Essentials Toothpaste with Charcoal
Colgate Essentials Toothpaste with Charcoal makes a great stocking stuffer! This formula features micro-polishers that remove stains and impurities for whiter teeth which is perfect for teeth staining that might come after Holiday snacks and drinks.
Ozeri Brezza III Dual Oscillating 10″High-Velocity Desk Fan with Bluetooth Technology
The Ozeri Brezza III Dual Oscillating 10″High-Velocity Desk Fan with Bluetooth Technology is perfect for the gamer in your life! It fits perfectly on most desks and Bluetooth technology allows you to easily control the fan using your smartphone via the free Ozeri app. It features 4 different speeds, moves up and down/side to side and also features a non-oscillating mode. This fan also includes a 4-hour timer and an extended-range remote which allows you to control it without your smartphone.
Hemptation Infused Goods is a Vermont based company specializes in Hemp Supplements. Prices range from $15-$160 depending on potency and they have a wonderful purchasing guide that helps break down things as well.
Catrice Cosmetics first opened their doors in Germany in 2004. They have since expanded to over 50 countries and in 2015 they made their way to the US. Their collection of luxury inspired makeup that is also cruelty-free makes Catrice Cosmetics a popular brand with both beauty lovers and makeup artists. Since I discovered them last year they are hands down one of my favorite brands.
The Ladies Snugovers has the feel of the luxury throw but in the form of a jacket. I wear a size 20 and I picked the 2x/3x which I felt was a little snug for the size. The size chart says its a 16-20 but I feel it fits more like a 16.
The Ladies Snugovers is available in sizes S/M, L/XL and 2XL/3XL, colors Navy, Purple, and Black and can be purchased for $34.99.
The original bubble bath is hands down one of my favorite bubble baths on the market. It INSTANTLY brings back memories of my childhood and I was really excited to see that Target has these adorable Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath ornament for only $3!! It makes a wonderful stocking stuffer too!
The Shower Bombs are part of the Luxe by Mr. Bubble line which has tons of great products including bath bombs, sugar scrub, bath soak and more. They are designed to lay flat in the shower floor under running water and while the bomb dissolves it releases fragrance, they can also be used as bath bombs.
The Shower Bombs are available in two scents: Fa la la la Lady in Original Bubble fragrance and Merry & Clean in Sweet & Clean fragrance. They retail for $4.99 each and are available exclusively at Target and Target.com.
GoodJanes offers 100% cruelty-free mink and silk lashes. They also have a line of cosmetics, skin care, essential oils, and the Kiss My Lash Mirror which ensures flawless application every time.
Paint by Stickers: Cats
Paint by Stickers: Cats features 12 full-color portraits of cats. You create the image by finding the numbered sticker. peel it, and place it in the right space. Colorful images then emerge from the black and white template and the perforated card-stock pages allow the artwork to be easily removed for framing or display.
There are tons of other themes in the Paint By Stickers line and they retail for $14.95 each.
Goodie Two Sleeves
Goodie Two Sleeves offers a large variety of funny t-shirts that are “clean” which means they are designed to make people laugh without using vulgar language or pictures. Their t-shirts are high quality and have a buttery soft feel.
Pictured above is their Catmouflage men’s shirt in xl which sells for $24.00.
In Focus Tarot
In Focus Tarot by Steven Bright is a handy guide that explains each of the major and minor arcanas, then presents both traditional and newer tarot card placements (called tarot spreads). The book also contains tips and tricks on becoming a successful tarot reader. The book also features a handy wall chart that details each of the 78 tarot cards and their characteristics.
Sephora’s in-house brand: Sephora Collection offers a variety of high quality yet affordable makeup, skincare, tools, and brushes.
Pictured above is:
- Crazy for Clay! Mask Kit that features 3 different facial masks(Grey, Pink, and Green) that are designed to target different skin concerns. Price: $18.00
- Glitter Pods Mini set which features four 0.06 oz pods of loose glitter. Colors include Disco Ball (gold), Emerald Envy (green), Silver Bells (silver glitter), and Pink Champagne (rose gold). Price: $7.00
- Twinkle Time Sponge is a soft and bouncy dual-ended blending sponge that is infused with glitter and comes in a star-shaped ornament. Price: $6.00
- Tinsel Time False Lash are Fringe lashes with gold tinsel so you can be super festive this Holiday season! Price: $5.00
Goody Little Black Dress 30ct 4mm Ouchless Elastics
Price: $3.84 at Walmart
Dial Holiday Jingle Bells, Winter Wonder Land, and Holiday Bliss Foaming Hand Wash
Dial Holiday Jingle Bells, Winter Wonder Land, and Holiday Bliss Foaming Hand Wash allow you to decorate your sink this holiday season with fun bottles and scents.
Price: $3; Available at grocery, drug and mass retailers nationwide
Softsoap Holiday Limited Edition Peppermint Fizz Moisturizing Body Wash and Limited Edition Cherry Spritz Moisturizing Body Wash
These limited edition holiday scents will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth while retaining skin’s natural moisture. They smell so good and make great stocking stuffers.
NaturaBrasil is Brazil’s #1 beauty brand and is known for innovative beauty products, but also for their commitment to transparency, sustainability, and well-being. Their product line features a large range of bath & shower, body care, hair care, skin care and etc. These products smelled SO good and I can easily see why they are Brazil’s #1 beauty brand.
My Pet Pail is the traditional lunchpail reinvented for your pet! This all in one feeder that allows you to carry all of your pets must-haves with you on the go.
The 12 piece kit comes with 2 built-in bowls, 2 removable bowls, 2 20 oz. removal bottles, spoon for serving, an extra leash, and collar(which double as a shoulder strap and handle) as well as waste bags. There is also storage space for ice packs if you need to keep your pet’s food chilled and room for medication.
You can purchase the My Pet Pail for $59.99 and it is available in Pink & Grey(pictured above), Teal & Yellow, Orange, and Black and Mint Green & Black.
The Shed Defender is made from an eco-friendly, lightweight and breathable polyester and spandex blend and has a zipper that runs underneath the chest which can easily be unzipped for potty breaks. Many pet parents use the Shed Defender to help control shedding, reduce anxiety and for medical reasons.
The Shed Defender ranges in price from $39.99-$62.99 depending on size and color.
Litter Robot is an automatic, self-cleaning litter box that eliminates the need to scoop your cats waste. The Litter Robot knows when your cat has done its business, the globe rotates which causes solid clumps to drop in the waste drawer, the globe then returns to its original position until the next time your cat uses it.
Litter Robot has 2 different units to choose from.
The Litter-Robot III Open Air which is not WiFi-enabled can be purchased for $449.00.
The Little Robot III Open Air with Connect(is WiFi-enabled) can be purchased for $499.00
If you already own a Little Robot III Open Air and want to make it WiFi-enabled you can purchase an upgrade kit for $100. Litter Robot also offers a wonderful selection of accessories including a ramp, cabinet, barriers and more.
Dog for Dog offers a huge selection of high quality, natural ingredient dog food, treats, toys, and accessories. What sets them apart from other companies is that they give to dogs in need. To date, they have donated over 2,000,000 lbs of dog food to different shelters.
You can purchase Dog for Dog products at over 15,000 retail outlets nationwide including PetSmart, Centinela Feed, Pet Supplies, and Tractor Supply Co.
P.L.A.Y. has teamed up with artist Tracy Calvert Ambrose, to bring a whole line of Biff the Dog inspired products to the pet consumer market. Before coming across this line I had actually never heard of Biff the Dog before but as soon as I saw the new line of products I thought they were the cutest things ever.
The line features adorable spiked plush products, including eco-friendly beds, toys, and collars.
Head over to their website to see the entire line of SPIKED! by P.L.A.Y.
Revol Collapsible Pet Crate
The Revol Pet Crate is a patent-pending, modern collapsible dog crate that is safer and more convenient than a traditional one. The design is aesthetically pleasing and the fold-flat design makes for easy transport. This crate features two doors, three access points, wheels for easy transport, puppy divider and is made from reinforced polypropylene, one of the only plastics approved by the FDA for food use, along with strong and secure steel mesh wire, and high-quality aluminum.
The small Revol crate is safe for pets up to 30lbs and can be purchased for $224.99.
Say bye bye to boring crate pads too! The Snooz is designed to fit perfectly in the Revol crate and features a washable removable cover and a water-resistant inner memory foam pad.
Snooz is available in two colors: cobalt blue and grey and can be purchased for $79.99
Pet Well Massagers by Gaiam
Pet Well Massagers by Gaiam helps relieve tension and stiffness, improve flexibility, increases range of motion, reduces pain and swelling, eases anxiety and can even promote healthy digestion. The Back & Neck Reliever delivers a gentle massage that alleviates pain from arthritis or stiffness from a big day of play.
FurZapper is a tacky, flexible disc that is designed to gently collect pet fur, dust, debris and other things that stick onto your clothes. You just toss one into the washer and dryer and it does all the work for you. FurZapper’s are non-toxic, reusable, hypoallergenic and 100% made in the USA. They really work too! I was so happy at much fur they collected.
Purchase: as well as Walmart and Amazon.
Hen in a Hurry is a meal subscription that delivers tasty ready to heat chef-prepared meals to your doorstep. They offer over 100 different entrees and sides that are prepared fresh daily and most of these meals are comfort food that we have all grown to love.
Hen in a Hurry offers a variety of plans to choose, you can see a full break down below:
- 7 main dishes with sides for $99 a week
- 30 main dishes with sides for $315 a month
- 12 bulk meals for $280 a month(96 servings as low as $3 each.)
- 2 bulk meals with sides for $62 a week
- 4 bulk meals with sides for $96 a week
- 6 bulk meals with sides for $132 a week
- Hatch Your Own Plan
Crated with Love.
Crated With Love delivers a box full of date night items and activities that will help you experience a fun, unique, and spontaneous date night in the comfort of your own home. Each box has a theme and the box I received had a Pizza, Chinese Food, Movie Date Night theme.
Crated With Love offers a Story Mode subscription option that is $19.99 a month and features 4 relationship building activities and seems like a super fun way to connect with each other.
You can also gift a date for $59.99 which allows you to send Three Date Boxes to a couple that is special to you and also includes a personalized note and gift packaging.
Affordable Testing offers kits that allow you to test for allergies and sensitive to items such as beauty products painlessly and from the comfort of your own home. Just clip hair, send it in and in 1-2 weeks you will have an easy to understand report.
Easy Treezy has changed the world of Artificial Christmas Trees! Their pre-lit and pre-decorated trees set up quickly due to the cone design and locking magnets.
- The cord was a little short so I needed to utilize an extension cord
- Some of the decorations fell apart after set up which resulted in tons of glitter, plastic balls and other pieces falling all over the floor.
- There is no base so the tree is flush to the floor which means there is no place for presents under the tree.
Regardless of these complaints I do really like the tree and the top reasons I do can be seen below:
- Very easy setup, pre-decorated reduces the amount of set up and break down time.
- Cone design makes for easy storage
- Durable and seems made to last
- Light-weight which also makes for easy setup.
You can purchase the 5.5 ft Touch of Rosé Pre-Decorated Tree for $349.00.
The MagicalButter Machine is the first countertop botanical extractor that is designed to infuse herbs into butter, oil, tinctures, alcohol, lotions and more. The machine grinds, heats, stirs and steeps your herbal extract and has different time intervals to ensure for a perfect infusion.
You can see a full breakdown of its features below:
- Fully Automated Immersion Blender
- Stainless Steel Design
- Digital Thermostat
- Makes 2-5 Cups Per Cycle
- Self Cleaning
Included with The MagicalButter Machine:
- MB2e Machine
- MB Cookbook
- PurifyFilter 190
MagicalButter also offers a Holiday bundle which includes:
- MagicalButter Machine
- PurifyFilter 190
- DacarbBox + Thermometer Pack
- Silicone Butter Tray
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Gift Set
The Crave Sampler from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese features Farmer’s Rope String Cheese (1.5 pounds), 2 containers of Mascarpone (1 pound), Marinated Fresh Mozzarella (.5 pound) and Cheddar Cheese Curds (.75 pound).
Price:$22.99 plus shipping
Fairytale Brownies offers a variety of gourmet brownies, cookies, and bars with only the finest all-natural ingredients like rich Callebaut Belgian dark chocolate, creamery butter, fine cake flour, and fresh eggs. Their products are SO tasty and make for a great gift.
Local Hive from Rice’s Honey
Local Hive from Rice’s Honey offers 16 different local varietals of raw honey including Local New England, Local Northeast, Local Florida, Authentic Clover & Authentic Wildflower. All of their honey is sourced exclusively in the U.S from local beekeepers and then bottled in Greeley, Colorado.
Squishmallows are a collectible plush toy line and Kellytoy’s best seller. The line features 50 styles of cuddly characters from domestic, sea and farm animals to fantasy creatures like unicorns. They offer a variety of sizes too including 3.5-inch “clip-on” styles, eight inches, 12-inch, Baby Squishmallows, 16 and 20-inch sizes.
Squishmallows are available for purchase online, and at national gift and retail chains.
Heated Blanket from Hammacher Schlemmer
This heated blanket earned the best rating by the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it produces a constant heat. Temperature varied by approximately 1° F across its entire surface, resulting in a temperature consistency that was over 30% better than lesser models. There are 10 different heat settings and a 10-hour automatic shut off. The Queen and King size has two controllers while other sizes only have one. The blanket is made from 100% soft polyester and withstood repeated cycles in a washing machine and dryer without any pilling or fraying.
The Best Heated Blanket is available in sizes Twin, Full, Queen and King in colors Natural, Linen, Gray, White.
Pictured above is Queen in Grey which can be purchased for $269.95
Ozeri Ramen Bowl Set
The Ozeri Ramen Bowl Set is made from 100% naturally grown plant material free of melamine, plastics, BPA, BPS, PVC, phthalates, dyes, nitrosamines, formaldehyde, lead, and anything not derived from a plant. The set includes two 33.5oz (993ml) Ramen bowls, two 5.5″ (14cm) spoons and 2 sets of 8.6″ (22cm) chopsticks. They are refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher-safe; heat-resistant up to 248F / 120C and the best part is they biodegrade back into natural elements within 2 – 3 years.