Think Pink

October is upon us, which means so is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Check out these 7 gifts that support Breast Cancer research and funding:

1. Circle of Strength Tee: show your support with Ford’s Warriors in Pink Tee! $23

2. New Balance Pink Ribbon:  running shoes that support the cause! $89.99

3. North Face Pink Ribbon Denali: the classic Denali with a pop of pink! $179

4. Resilience Cuff: show your support with this gorgeous rose gold cuff! $34

5. Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar: what better way to support the cause then with chocolate? $3.50

6. Vegan Leather Bag: gorgeous bag  – perfect for Fall! $98

7. Blush and Brush Set: add a pop of pink to your cheeks! $50

New Adventure

I recently became an independent stylist for Stella & Dot – a fashion-forward jewelry and accessory line (that I am obsessed with)!

I am loving every minute of my journey so far, and wanted to let you know that you can now come to Gift Mama (under the BLING Tab at the top) to check out the latest and greatest that Stella & Dot has to offer!

I’ve also set up a direct link for Gift Mama readers to shop my site:  http://www.shopgiftmama.com 

If you have any questions about this fabulous line, or are interested in hosting a trunk show or becoming a stylist, feel free to contact me at: mama@giftmama.com

 

(Give) Back to School

I hate to even say it, but September is around the corner!  We may not like it, but we have no choice!  Back to School, means Back to School Shopping…and what better way to shop, then to GIVE BACK while doing so?!

Here are four awesome brands that will have you looking cool for school, while giving BACK:

1. Yoobi: colorful school supply line, with everything from pens and pencils to notebooks…for every item purchased, one is donated to a US classroom in need!

2. Skyline Socks: super cute socks that represent your city or team, while giving back!  For each pair sold, they donate a pair of socks to that city.

3. Swell: hydrate with this eco-friendly bottle, while helping to provide clean water to those in need via Unicef.

4. State Bags: purchase one of these colorful backpacks, while giving one to an American child in need!

Enjoy the last few days of Summer ~ Happy (back to school) Shopping Everyone! 🙂

Besties

Show your bestie you love her with one of these adorable bff gift ideas:

1.  BFF Wine Glasses:  set of 2 engraved stemless wine glasses $25

2.  BFF Mugs:  adorable custom mug set $29.99

3.  BFF Shirts:  super cute mommy / daughter tees $42

4.  BFF Necklace: cute take on the traditional BFF necklace $25

Born in the USA

What better way to show your patriotism then with SHOPPING?!

I love supporting companies that manufacture in the US, and now I’ve found an entire website dedicated to just that!

OH SAY USA, features only products made in America.  From Cooking tools, to Jewelry, they’ve got you covered!

According to Oh Say USA, here is why you should buy American Made:

1. To help our neighbors by stimulating job growth in the USA

2. To renew a sense of pride and opportunity in America

3. To provide a livable wage for Americans

4. It’s environmental & saves money since the goods last longer

5. To ensure products meet USA safety standards

Happy 4th Everyone, and Happy Shopping! 🙂

Bandi Wear

So, most of us remember fanny packs ..and, in all honesty now that I’m a mom, I sort of MISS them!  As ugly as they were, they were sure convenient!

Well, the fanny pack has gotten a makeover – introducing The Bandi Wear Pocket Belt

The sleek belt features a pocket big enough to hold your smartphone, keys, money, and ID.  Perfect for a jog or errands on the go!

The classic belts start at $30 (and they also have pocket headbands as well)!

Mickey Monthly

You know I’m ALL over any new Disney gift ideas, and this one does not disappoint!  If you have ever been to the Magic Kingdom, then you know that there are goodies scattered throughout the park (and just how delicious they are)…

Now, you can bring those goodies to your doorstep with Mickey Monthly, a subscription service that delivers an array of snacks and souvenirs to your door on a monthly basis.

The subscription starts at $39.99 / month, which provides two surprise snacks and two surprise souvenirs (you can designate boy or girl) – check it out here: Mickey Monthly: Keep the Magic Alive

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and I’ve got everything you need to make mama happy!  My first rule for Mother’s Day is to treat Mom like the queen that she is, and my second rule is to NEVER, I repeat NEVER buy her an appliance of ANY KIND (even if she says she wants one).

Getting an appliance for Mother’s Day, is like getting a toothbrush on Halloween…

Here are some of my favorite gifts for Mother’s Day 2015:

1. Mug + Joe – give mom an inspirational mug and a gift certificate to her favorite coffee shop.

2. Club W – if mom is a wine lover, sign her up for a monthly vino club!

3. Spa at Home – the clarisonic mia is always on my must HAVE list – pamper mom at home!

4. Personal Stylist – give mom a new wardrobe – carefully curated and sent right to her door!

5. Handbag – you cannot go wrong with a new bag for mom, like the one that I want this year (hint,hint) 🙂

6. Bling – you also can’t go wrong with some new jewels – I love these handmade stacking bracelets.

Totes Cool

Looking for a fun Spring tote?  Then check out these adorable bags from TotesCool!

These handmade cotton totes are made in the US, and come in rose gold (pictured above), silver, and gold.

They are $40 and you can check them out here: TotesCool NYC

World’s Best Hoodie

The other day, I stumbled across an article claiming to have found “the WORLD’s best hooded sweatshirt,” and I just had to do some digging to learn more about it and share it with you!

According to the article in Slate Magazine, the folks over at American Giant have conquered the feat of creating the greatest hoodie ever made.  Not only is it made from 100% cotton, it is made in the US, and sold directly to the consumer (which keeps the price down and cuts out the middle man).

Although, I have yet to buy one  – I am definitely putting this on my MUST TRY list!

Here is a great graphic (and article) from Entrepreneur Magazine that illustrates all of the hoodie’s features:

The sweatshirts (for both men and women) start at $69 and go up to $89, and you can check them out here: World’s Greatest Hoodie