Sunday, December 10, 2017

Festive and Affordable Holiday Treats, Candy & Favors That Make Great Gifts!

Are you looking for some festive and affordable holiday treats to have on hand this Christmas?  Maybe some Mint Truffle or Christmas Hershey Kisses, Walker's Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies or Coldstone Creamery Chocolate Cones?

Let Oriental Trading help you with some special holiday treats and Christmas candy that are both festive and affordable! 

These festive red and green self-sealing jars filled with Christmas candy make a great gift for anyone on your list... or that unexpected visitor!  Simply fill each one with holiday candy and put a bow on top!  After the candy is gone, the jars can be used for anything.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Watch Ya' Mouth Game (2017 Holiday Gift Guide)

How many times have you been at the dentist, tools and mouthpieces in your mouth, and they are asking you questions and expecting you to answer?  Or when you're eating out, and your waitress asks you a questions just as soon as you take a bite of food?

Want a hilarious family game to play during the Holidays? Your search is over... the hilarious game of Watch Ya' Mouth takes you to that awkwardly hilarious moment that we have all experienced!

Imagine the silly faces your friends and family will make while they try to say "Warm Beef Meatballs" while wearing cheek retractors.  Get your group together (3-10 players), insert the cheek retractors and speak out phrases while your friends and family try to guess what each other are saying.

I can't wait for my kids to open this game on Christmas morning so that we can all play together!  I can already picture their faces and all of the laughs!  I think the kids will be super excited to see Ma and Pa play this game too.  Oh my!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Make Your Daughter's Mermaid Dreams Come True ~ with a Gorgeous Mermaid Tail! (2017 Holiday Gift Guide)

At one point or another, I think that every little girl has dreamed of being a mermaid!  I also think that Ariel helped make that dream a little more real... who doesn't love The Little Mermaid?!

My daughter has always loved the water, swimming and mermaids.  For Christmas this year, she will be getting a Dragon Tail Mermaid Tail + Monofin Set from Sun Tails.  I can't wait to see her face when she opens her package and realizes what she got!  It's going to be priceless! 


The thing I love most about the mermaid tails are the colors!  There are so many bright, bold, beautiful colors available!  Orange, pink, blue, purple, green... absolutely gorgeous!

Monofins are such fun for kids and adults to swim with!  You can use them with a mermaid tail or without.  One super cool thing about their mermaid tails is that they are swim-able and walk-able (meaning, you can remove the monofin and pull them up for walking).  

They have sparkly tails or smooth and silky premium realistic scale tails to choose from.  That does leave one slight issue though... which one to choose!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Affordable Christmas Gifts for Everyone on Your Holiday List ~ Shop Oriental Trading!

 A special thank you to Oriental Trading  for partnering with me for this Holiday Gift Guide post!

We all know how stressful and expensive the holidays can be.  I also know that there are frugal ways to do just about everything... including buying Christmas gifts for everyone on your list!  I shop year round in order to get the best deals and will purchase items on sale or clearance and save them to give later.  I also make sure I have a few "extra" gifts wrapped up and placed in a special spot under our tree for those "unexpected" giving moments that arise.

One special thing that I like to do is attach a Christmas ornament to every package that I wrap!  I love giving and receiving new ornaments every year.  I write the year on the back of each one and love walking down memory lane as we decorate our tree each year.

There is one place that always has the best selection of affordable items for every holiday and special occasion.  That place is Oriental Trading!

I'm always excited when my Oriental Trading Company package arrives... it's just like Christmas morning as I open up the box!  Even though I'm the one that made the order and know what's inside the box - I'm always excited to see the items up close and in person. 

My most recent shipment included everything Christmas!  Believe bell ornaments, chalkboard message ornaments, Christmas ball splat balls, Christmas and mint truffle Hershey Kisses, "Pres-mint" mint tins, Christmas disposable coffee cups, self-sealing red and green jars, Faith stones, and more...  including festive Christmas gift bags!