Easter Gift Guide 2015

East Gift Guide 2015

Dance Bunny Dance Board Book – Are you buying for a little girl this year?  Papyrus has all the best gifts for both boys and girls and they’re unique and adorable.  This Dance Bunny Dance is all about a little rabbit with big dreams of becoming a ballerina. This charming story is illustrated in soft pastel tones and is a perfect gift for your aspiring little dancer.  You can grab this board book for just $12.95 here.

Charlie Brown: It’s the Easter Beagle (Sound Book) – Every kid loves Charlie brown and this sound book is sure to get their attention.  It is not a Easter holiday without the Peanuts crew. This interactive book will have your child smiling and laughing with Charlie Brown and his pals. Includes sound prompts for readers to hear the dialogue and music from the original television special.  You can grab this sound book for just $19.95 here.

FoodSaver® FM2000 Series Vacuum SealersMy family loves to buy our foods in bulk and having a FoodSaver on hand is always crucial.  We use our FoodSaver on a weekly basis and always get the fresher food from the freezer this way.  Enjoy thousands in savings and portion control year-round with the FoodSaver® FM2000 Series Vacuum Sealer. A marriage of form and function, the new FoodSaver® FM2000 Series Vacuum Sealer introduces new technology for reducing bag waste so consumers can save even more money! Featuring manual controls in a sleek, easy-to-use design, these new vacuum sealers help preserve meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables and leftovers with ease to keep food fresh up to 5x longer than traditional storage methods, and save consumers up to $2,700 per year by buying in bulk, on sale and preventing waste. This system works with FoodSaver® Portion Pouch bags, great for storing bulk purchases and effectively managing mealtimes and waistlines year-round. You can grab this for just $74.92 on Amazon right now.

Oster® Versa® 1100 Series Performance Blender – Looking for the most powerful blender to have in your household?  This Oster Versa 1100 Series is featuring an 1100-watt motor and matching speed to crush ice, puree soups, whip up smoothies, make some DIY beauty products and more.  This machine features some amazing features such as a 5-cup food processor, two 20-oz bottles, recipe booklet and seven-year warranty satisfaction guarantee.  Having this blender allowed me to free up counter space by getting rid of my old blender and old food processor because this powerful blender does it all.  I have been using this for my dinner recipes, breakfast oatmeal, beauty masks, smoothies and lots more.  You can grab this for just $134.10 on Amazon.

NUK Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Learner Cups – These adorable designs have my daughter going crazy.  It’s so much fun to transfer from a bottle to a learning cup when it features her favorite character Minnie Mouse.  These Nuk cups help transition from bottle to cup easier with a spill-proof, soft spout that is gentle on gums.  Your little one will love the easy-grip, anti-slip handles making it easier to drink from without spilling.  Once your little one gets older you can remove the handles and just use it as a traditional sippy cup.  We love this cup so much and it’s my daughter’s favorite cup so far.  The liquid flows easily when sipped and has an air vent to help reduce swallowing air.

NUK Disney Minnie Mouse Teether – If you have a little one that is teething it’s so crucial to have a teether in the freezer on hand.  My daughter is now 18 months old and is getting in more teeth so she always has a teether in her mouth.  I was so excited to see these new NUK Disney Minnie Mouse Teether because the design is adorable and it works great for my daughter.  This teether is easy for little ones to hold and has multi-textured surfaces to comfort aching gums.  Place this in the freezer and when little one needs some relief just pop it out and let them go to town chewing away.  Made with nautral BPA-free rubber and is designed for babies 3 months of age and older.  You can purchase this on Amazon right now for just $4.98.

NUK Disney Orthodontic Minnie Mouse Bottle – When you’re looking for the right bottle for your little one consider grabbing these adorable Orthodontic Minnie Mouse bottles (also available in mickey mouse).  The orthodontic nipple angles up to reinforce correct tongue movement.  Asymmetrical nipple design encourages proper jaw positioning for your little boy and girl.  These bottles are adorable and work so well. You can grab a 3 pack on Amazon for just $19.71.

Bauli’s Oven Baked and Ready-to-eat croissants – Busy a busy mother of 3 I’m always running out the door and half the time don’t have a chance to make something to eat for the kids and I.  I recently found these Bauli’s croissants and they’re amazing!  Best of all they’re ready to eat at any given time.  Toss some in the diaper bag, in your purse, the kids backpacks and enjoy a 50 calorie snack on the go.  These are made in Verona, Italy and all Bauli products are baked in a REAL oven to ensure superior taste and quality.  Made with love and naturally leavened dough, the individually wrapped croissants are available in three delicious flavor fillings: chocolate, vanilla custard, and cherry jelly.  The cherry jelly is my absolute favorite and these are addicting so watch out!

Teleflora Bouquets – As Easter approaches, the world gets engulfed in the sweet aroma and fragrance of flowers, and as always, Teleflora the world’s leading floral company has a spectacular Easter product line-up. Teleflora offers hand-arranged, hand-designed floral arrangements by local florists delivered directly to customers. This year, Teleflora is featuring five bouquets that would be a joyous surprise for Easter or any springtime occasion.  With bouquets starting at just $39.95 you’re sure to find one you love for yourself or for a loved one.  I feel in love with the Teleflora’s Pretty Petal Bouquet which is available for just $47.95.

12″ Purple Blossom Jasmine Bunny by Jellycat – Your child will instantly fall in love with this sweet faced, pink nosed, long eared and lovable, Blossom Jasmine Bunny by Jellycat. With fabric floral print ears and feet, its incredibly soft, huggable purple fur makes it an affectionate companion to all of your child’s adventures.  Available for just $22.95 here.

11 1/2″ Peter Rabbit Plush – He’s soft, he’s furry and he loves raw vegetables. Based on the new Nickelodeon Peter Rabbit TV series inspired by the classic books by Beatrix Potter, this little guy makes a great Easter gift or a new pal for Spring.  Available for just $24.00 here.

11″ Gray Bunny with Carrot Plush – A super soft bunny that sure loves his carrots! Be sure to delight and surprise your child on Easter with this cute little fellow. Available for just $19.95 here.

Gerber Graduates Advance 1-Piece Sippy Cup – Having a little one means after the bottle transition you go to a sippy cup.  Sometimes it’s hard to get a sippy cup that is suitable for your child.  I always look for fun patterns, simple cups that are easy to clean and this Gerber Graduate Advance cup meets all the criteria I look for.  These cups are BPA-free, dishwasher safe and 100% leak-proof, spill-proof and break-proof.  Available in boy and girl designs for just $4.99 at your local Walmart.

Green Apple Flavored Easter Grass – It’s time to make your entire Easter basket full of edible goodies.  Target is fully of delicious goodies for the Easter holiday and this edible Easter Grass is number one on my list.  Available at your local Target for just $1.79.

Cool Wraps Gift Wrap – Tired of gift wrapping with the traditional roll of paper or look lazy using gift bag? Well, life will now be easy. Just Buy that 9 shrink wrap gift bag assortment (3S, 3M, 3L). Throw away your scissors, your tape and your roll of paper. You just need our gift wrap bag and your hairdryer. Available in a variety of sizes and can be found here.

Captain Morgan – For Easter considering filling the adults basket with all 3 of the newest flavors from Captain Morgan.  The new flavors are Coconut Rum, Grapefruit Rum and Pineapple Rum, all 3 of which I’m sure would be delicious in a drink.  Available for just $15.99 for a 750 mL bottle and the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays.

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Original Babiators Sunglasses – My kids all love wearing sunglasses outside just like Mommy and Daddy but sometimes it’s hard to find a pair that fits right.  These award-winning Babiator sunglasses are perfect for kids and babies and they come in a wide variety of colors to choose from.  The frames are made of flexible rubber frames that are virtually indestructible making them perfect for kids.  The lenses are impact and shatter-resistant as well as protection against 100% UV rays.  Here’s the best part, Babiators offers a lost and found guaranteed so you’ll never be without your precious lenses.  I absolutely love these shades on my daughter Madison and you can tell they’re comfy and she can wear them for hours and hours outdoors.  These are perfect for kids up to the age of 3.  You can grab these Babiators for just $20 here.

Aces Shades – Babiators is also the maker of these fantastic shades called Aces Shades.  Aces Shades are ideal for kids aged 7-14 and will keep them looking stylish.  These are featuring 100% UV protection and come with the best-selling aviator frame with amped-up cool factor.  Kids will be styling’ whether you’re in for a car ride or out for an afternoon play date.  When your purchase the Aces Shades it comes with the shades, lens cloth and soft carry bag. You can grab these shades for just $30 here.

Little Toader’s AppeTEETHERS are amazing for little ones.  My 18 month old daughter is teething really bad right now and we all know that can be a painful process.  These teething toys are engineering to provide the perfect amount of resistance to soothe baby’s sore gums.  We got an adorable lolli-pop that my daughter can seriously chew on for hours.  It’s BPA, PVC and lead-free.  Comes with an easy to use handle which is perfect for little hands.  Although not needed I place this in the freezer over night and give it to my daughter in the morning and she loves it.  These come in a variety of fun foods such as: Baby-Q Ribs, Baconease, Broccoli Bites, Caramel Apple, Chompin Chicken Wing, Ice Cream U Scream, Liquorice Bracelets and more.  You can grab your very own AppeTEETHER here for just $9.99.

PediPed Flex in Naomi – If you’re looking for a shoe that will hold up to your little ones rough wear these are the shoes for you.  We’ve been using PediPed shoes since my daughter took her first steps and it’s the only shoes we’ll use.  From the runway to the fashion magazines – the quilted pattern is here to stay. Your little fashionista will be thrilled to show off these little black shoes. Complete with a dainty bow for those dainty toes.  Available in size 22-36 and made of genuine leather.  Comes with breathable leather lining, a flexible rubber sole as well as Velcro closure so little ones can put on their own shoes.  These shoes are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development.  Available for just $53 and will last a long while.

See Kai Run Avianna Gold shoes – The most amazing shoes I’ve ever seen for a little girl are these Avianna Gold shoes from See Kai Run.  Fashionable, bold and comfortable and my 18 month old loves them so much.  No little girl will be able to resist a pair of shimmery gold sandals topped with a bow.  These are fancy enough for all parties and holidays and perfect enough for a casual playdate as well.  See Kai Run shoes promotes healthy, happy foot development.  These have adjustable hook and loop closure making it easy to take on and off for little hands.  These shoes are amazing and my daughter wears them all the time.  The Avianna Gold Sandals are available for just $48.00.

See Kai Run Kristin Gray Sneakers – Looking for a cozy shoe for your little girl to run around in?  These Kristin Gray Sneakers are perfect for playdates, a trip to the playground as well as a fun twist for the holidays.  The gray canvas sneaker is an all natural canvas fabric with floral print and pastel accents.  You’ll enjoy the faux elastic laces which add a big-girl look as well as the hook-and-loop strap that adjusts for comfort.  Available for toddlers and big kids up to the size of 8 years old.  The Kristin Gray Canvas Sneakers are available for just $40.00.

See Kai Run Tripp Gray Sneakers – These are the most perfect sneakers for active little boys.  My boys are 4 and 5 years old and they can run, skip, jump and go crazy in these sneakers.  This cool sneaker has plenty of game and well keep your little one on their feet for hours without complaint.  This sneaker is available in gray or blue.  Featuring leather dual adjustable hook and loop closure that is easy for kids to do themselves.  Available in sizes ranging for kids 9 months to 8 years of age.  Made of all natural denim upper with a breathable fabric lining.  The Tripp Gray sneakers are available for just $43.00.

Seasnax – These Seasnax are a great alternative to your traditional sugary snack.  Made with all-natural ingredients and available in four flavors, including Original, Jalapeno, Onion, and Barbecue, these delicious snacks have only 40 calories per serving but pack a ton of flavor into every bite. Seaweed is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat, and Chomperz are a great snack to introduce both kids and adults to this sea vegetable. Chomperz contain no MSG, cholesterol, trans-fats, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives – and they’re gluten-free! Don’t let Easter be an excuse to blow off healthy habits – sneak some of these snacks into your child’s Easter basket and you’ll be surprised at how much they enjoy these nutritious snacks.

McCormick Specialty Extracts Assorted Food Colors are available in Assorted primary colors as well as Neon colors to make some of the funnest dyed Easter Eggs!  These colors are perfect for regular dying or even a fun ombre effect, completely up to you. The color possibilites are endless with these packs.  To dye your easter eggs just mix half cup boiling water, one teaspoon vinegar and the food color amounts below in a cup. Submerge eggs for five minutes, stirring occasionally.  A few of my favorite color combos can be achieved by using these colors too such as: Marsala (Pantone’s Color of the Year) – 20 drops red, 4 drops blue, 10 drops green, Aquamarine – 5 drops blue, Scuba Blue –15 drops blue, 15 drops neon blue, Lucite Green – 10 drops green, 2 drops blue, Strawberry Ice – 20 drops red, 1 drop blue, 1 drop green, Tangerine – 5 drops red, 24 drops yellow, 1 drop green and Lavender Herb – 2 drops blue, 1 drop red, 1 drop green.  Mccormick food colors are available at most local retailers.

Games

Disney Doc McStuffins Mix Up Fix Up Game – It’s time to let your kid’s play a fun guessing game.  This game is great for letting your kid’s use their creative minds and solve some problems.  Can you cure the mystery boo-boo like Doc McStuffins?  Plus Use deduction to figure out what will help Lambie, Stuffy, Chilly and friends feel all better!  Whoever collects the most bandages wins the game.  This is a great game for kids as well as adults to play with kids.  My 5 year old son loves playing this game over and over again.  You can grab this Doc McStuffins game for just $14.99 on Amazon.

Marvel Dominoes Game – Have a little boy or girl who absolutely loves superheroes?  This Dominoes Game will provide hours of enjoyment and I love that it’s so simple to play.  This is one we use for family game night and it’s a fun, classic game you can take anywhere with you.  Love the classic Dominoes?  Well this is a Superhero twist that you’re going to love even more.  The Dominoes feature your favorite Marvel characters that you can collect and connect.  Available at your local Target.

Peanuts Surprise Slides Game – This game will keep the kids entertained for hours.  Let your little ones race through the seasons with the Peanuts gang and whoever gets to the finish line first wins.  Be careful though there are lots of obstacles that can put you behind once you’re ahead!  Zing through Spring, race past Summer, fly through Fall and skate across Winter.  Shortcut slides zoom you ahead and can also fling you backwards.  This game is so much fun for the little ones.   The Peanuts Surprise Slide Game is available for just $11.99 on Amazon.

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