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Saturday, October 30, 2021

The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Moms


Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide! This is my favorite project of the year. It's a large effort that I have been working on for months. We personally try all of the items and then share the best products and gift ideas in the gift guide. We hope that you enjoy this selection of gift ideas for 2021!

Nantucket Whaler offers well-crafted and beautifully executed designs that withstand the ever-changing elements. Their designs have been influenced by the mystique of Nantucket Island and the generations of men and women who built a life exploring the sea. You will see and feel the authenticity, from their waxed jackets to their rainbow fleet oxfords, easy-wear brushed cotton flannels and traditional heavy gauge fisherman sweaters. Personally, we love this timeless brand and recommend checking out their women's styles that are currently 75% off. This sale is perfect for early holiday shoppers who want to stock up on clothing at a fraction of the retail price! 


You'll also love their men's items and accessories that we included in the gift guide for dads. For instance, in terms of accessories, we personally love the DryDock Water bottle and NW x Buff Neck Gator. These items are high quality and we love the nod to the sea. Use code TMR20 for 20% off of non-sale items.  Visit Nantucket Whalers here.


U.S. Polo Assn. is an iconic brand that we feature every holiday season. They offer authentic clothing that has been officially sanctioned by the U.S. Polo Association, the governing body for the sport of polo in the U.S. since 1890.  Their design team focuses on quality and does a wonderful job of modernizing classic designs. For instance, we love the Tipped Soft Cable Crew Neck Sweater and the USPA Marled Crew Neck Sweater for the cold weather. These classic sweaters are expertly designed to flatter my figure while keeping me comfortable. Texas weather is hit or miss, so we'll also share the Cold Shoulder Printed Top that is beautiful for warmer winter days. I love this shirt for casual work days or fun outings with my children.


The Sherpa Lined Moto Jacket is sure to be popular this holiday season. This style is trending, but something that stands out from the crowd is that this jacket has ribbed knit side panels to provide a more fitted and flattering look. I love the fitted look!  

The Medallion Tote Bag is a great purse for the holidays.  Moms will appreciate that this purse has a versatile look to match almost any outfit, is generously sized, and has a top zip closure. These are all important features when you have little ones!  Finally, let me mention a pro tip - order directly from the U.S. Polo Assn. for great prices.  Visit U.S. Polo Assn. here.


Dreametech's Bot Z10 Pro Robot Vacuum and Mop will quickly become a beloved family member. The Dreametech team deserves accolades because they clearly brainstormed every feature that anyone could want in a robotic vacuum/mop and then thought of real-world challenges that customers may encounter. They perfected their design for busy families! This overachieving robotic vacuum and mop works hard to meticulously clean  floors while adapting to avoid real-time obstacles that occur in our daily lives such as a little one leaving toys on the floor, someone leaving shoes near a door, and more.  We loved that the package arrived at our doorstep and was easy to pull out of the box to set up.  No tools were needed. We had our new best friend assembled and on the docking station to charge within 15 minutes.  We let it charge overnight and downloaded the app while we waited.  Our Bot Z10 Pro has been reliably keeping our floors spotless ever since! The Dreametech Bot Z10 Pro Robot Vacuum and Mop is a gift that moms will appreciate on a daily basis!  (Stay tuned because we love this robotic vac/mop so much that we have a longer post that we will share soon!)


Singer
 
is an iconic brand that has been loved by moms for generations.  Every mom should have a good quality sewing machine when raising children because it is help for hemming pants, quick fixes, making special Halloween or theater costumes, and more. In 2020-2021, many moms used their Singer brand sewing machines to quickly make masks for their family members, friends, and to donate. Sewing supply inventories dropped quickly during the pandemic. Our local stores ran out of elastic and popular fabrics because so many people were making masks. Fortunately, the supply chain has mostly caught up and you are able to find the most popular sewing machines and supplies again. The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Sewing Machine and Presser Foot Kit Bundle is the ultimate sewing machine
for moms this year because it is generously packed with features that make even beginners look like pros! Personally, I was new to using a sewing machine and was amazed that not only could I quickly fix some items for my boys, but I was even able to embroider items with their names.  I sewed new pillow cases for my boys. I quickly made decorative pillows for our living room. (Holiday masks are next on my list!) Even though I am a newbie when it comes to sewing, this sewing machine makes me look like a pro who pays meticulous attention to detail with the different stitches.  The truth is that the experts at Singer deserve the credit because they designed this sewing machine to be user friendly and to do the hard work for me. I couldn't be more thrilled with this machine. Whether you are a seasoned pro who wants the latest and greatest sewing machine technology or a beginner who wants a machine that is user friendly, this machine is perfection! Learn more about this game changing sewing machine here.


Lazy One offers whimsical pajamas and fuzzy feet slippers that are cozy on cold winter evenings. I'm partial to this Cache Valley brand that is nestled below beautiful mountains in northern Utah. As you browse their website, you'll notice that they have stylish and fun designs that give a nod to the great outdoors. Indeed, this is a company that loves and cares about the great outdoors. Lazy One works with companies that use sound environmental practices. We recommend browsing their pajamas, fuzzy feet, and sherpa blankets! I love their Chocolate Moose Women's Pajama Set with matching Chocolate Moose Fuzzy Feet Slippers. The pajamas are fitted and pre-washed for moms who appreciate a comfortable and flattering style. The fabric is soft and the stitching is excellent quality. 


The fuzzy feet slippers have a soft fleecy lining and non-skid sole. I have to confess that these are the most comfortable slippers that I've ever worn and that it's hard to take them off because they are so cozy!


Moms will also love Lazy One's Grey Plaid Sherpa Throw Blanket for cold winter evenings. This thick and plushy blanket is one of my favorite things about winter! Visit Lazy One to find cheerful and whimsical holiday gifts here.


Sperry's Women's Crest Vibe Camo Metallic leather Sneakers offer a laid back vibe while simultaneously helping moms to sparkle!  This may sound cliché, but we really mean it when we say that these shoes are truly beautiful inside-and-out.  The outer beauty is apparent as these shoes sparkle with their metallic leather upper and signature Sperry Barrel-Tied laces. The inner beauty is well known to anyone who has owned a pair of Sperry's shoes for a few reasons. The memory foam cushion insoles provide all-day comfort. The flexible non-marking rubber outsole delivers enhanced traction that comes in handy when you are a mom of energetic children.  Of course, the iconic Signature Sperry Barrel-Tied Lacing helps to provide a secure fit to make it easy for moms to put these shoes on or take them off! These shoes will make moms feel special with the sparkly and effortless laid back vibe that they provide. They look great with leggings, jeans, khakis, and maxi dresses.  These versatile shoes are sure to help moms to sparkle this holiday season!  Visit Sperry here.


32 degrees offers clothing for the entire family at fabulous price points.  I want to highlight a couple of items that are extra special for moms. The first is the Women's Ultra-Light Packable Down 3/4 Jacket. After last year's ice storm, I think that warm winter jackets are on many people's holiday wishlist. This highly rated jacket is perfect for cold Texas winters. The puffy jacket design has a modern fit that flatters my figure.  It's very warm thanks to the down fill. They advertise it as ultra-light, but it still surprised me when it arrived because it was even more light and airy than I imagined! It even comes with a little bag for when you want to pack the jacket away.  This jacket is perfect for moms who want to stay warm and fashionable.


The next item from 32 degrees is the Women's Soft Velour Crew Pullover. This shirt has become my go-to shirt. It has a midweight knit and is stretchy.  The inside of the shirt is smooth.  It's my favorite casual shirt because it has a flattering style, pretty fabric, and is very comfortable.


Tobi is a fast fashion brand that is the perfect online shop for holiday party clothing. Whether you are ready for an upscale party or a casual get together, Tobi has you covered! We love this brand that designs, produces, and sells their products exclusively on their website for global customers. Their design team carefully designs each item, sources the perfect fabrics, and oversees the production process. Their clever vertical business process allows them to respond quickly to the latest trends.  We chose a few items to feature in this gift guide, but you'll also want to browse their extensive website hereThe first is the All of Me Black Satin Maxi Skirt. The elegant style and fabric is perfect for holiday parties. The satin fabric and high slit are easy to pair with pretty high heels.  The second is a more casual dress, the No Mistakes Multi Plaid Tunic which we love for the flattering style. This dress pairs well with cozy leggings. The plaid pattern and soft fabric makes this festive dress a great choice for casual parties. If you live in Texas, you know that our weather often changes quickly. The third is the Nadia Floral Dress in Light Blue which is a pretty dress for when we experience warmer weather during the holiday season.  I especially love this dress for holiday brunches. It's easy to pair with a sweater as well!  The fourth item, Just Enough Sass Sage Fuzzy Pocket Button Cardigan, is also great for casual holiday parties.  The fuzzy light green fabric is the perfect combination of style and comfort. Tobi should be at the top of your list for the latest fashions to wear to holiday parties! Visit Tobi here.


Heat Holders is the ultimate winter brand that has been internationally recognized as having the world's warmest socks! That is, over 7x warmer than regular cotton socks and 3x warmer than ordinary thermal socks. At the same time, we love the softness and breathing abilities of the products that we've tried! In addition to their iconic socks, we love the Women's Nora Hat that is sleek, stylish, and soft. My husband and I enjoy early morning walks throughout winter, so this is my go-to hat!  Another great gift for moms is their Women's Wide-Leg Pull On Pant Loungewear.  These relaxed fit stretchy pajamas pants use a soft breathable fabric. Moms will love lounging around in these pants! Visit Heat Holders here.


Olaplex is my favorite haircare brand and offers gift worthy products for the holidays. This is one of the products on our list that we recommend ordering early because Olaplex is extremely popular. Olaplex products are available at Nordstrom, local salons, and more. They are just a click away if you visit the Olaplex website. If you follow regularly, you know that my hair was a mess after I gave birth to my youngest son. My hair was brittle and had a lot of breakage. The worst was the breakage that framed my face. It was a terrible phase that many of us experience after childbirth. Nothing was working until a friend told me to (a) reduce how often I wash my hair and (b) use the Olaplex system.  Olaplex was a game changer for me as it helped to dramatically improve my overall hair health, strength, and texture.  This gift is personal to me because of the difference that it made to me.  I recommend starting with No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment as part of a two step process that you use with No. 3 Hair Perfector. The No. 0 formula now comes in a bottle with an easy-to-use nozzle that helps to prime hair and deliver the highest concentration of the patented bond building technology of any Olaplex at home product. I follow this step with the No. 3 Hair Perfector which is their most iconic product and best seller. This is not a conditioner - it's a bond builder that reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair to improve its look and feel. The rest of the system is similarly fantastic. The No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo repairs, strengthens, and hydrates. After shampooing, I love the No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner which repairs, strengthens, and hydrates. After washing my hair, I rotate between two of my favorite Olaplex products - No.6 Bond Smoother which helps to repair, strengthen, hydrate, and eliminate frizz for up to 72 hours and No. 7 Bonding Oil which is a highly-concentrated, weightless reparative styling oil that dramatically increases shine, softness, and color vibrancy. No. 7 minimizes flyaways and frizz, while providing UV/heat protection of up to 450°F. This is a gift that is close to my heart because I know firsthand what it is like to experience brittle hair and breakage after childbirth. Olaplex's bond building technologies transformed my hair. I'm not the only one -- that is why their products are so popular! Visit Olaplex here.



CeraVe is a brand that we feature every year! This brand was recommended several years by my dermatologist and I've used it ever since. Actually, my entire family uses CeraVe! 


All of the CeraVe products are fantastic, but the superstar to me is the  CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser. This gentle face wash is a lifesaver for my dry skin and also works well on my husband's combination skin. Even my tween uses this foaming facial cleanser! It's fragrance free, contains niacinamide to help calm skin, and contains hyaluronic acid to help retain skin's natural moisture. When any of us are experiencing short phases of acne, we switch to the CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser to help clear our breakouts. This gentle salicylic acid cleanser helps to exfoliate and smooth skin by removing oil, dirt, and dead cells while also softening rough skin. I love that CeraVe offers products that are both effective and gentle! 


CeraVe also has wonderful moisturizers. CeraVe's Skin Renewing Night Cream helps to provide intense hydration. An important ingredient in this product is hyaluronic acid which helps to maintain natural moisture. This product is fantastic for aging 40-something year old skin like mine.  I also love the CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion, especially when my skin breaks out and I need a light moisturizer. This gentle moisturizer is exactly what I need when my skin is stressed out because it is lightweight and provides overnight hydration for my dry skin. Depending on the humidity and whether my skin is stressed out, I find myself rotating between these two moisturizers. CeraVe is a brand that I recommend to everyone! Learn more about CeraVe here.


Glossybox offers monthly subscriptions of beauty boxes that are generously packed with surprises. The subscription boxes include five deluxe sized beauty samples that arrive in a beautiful box each month for just $21. This is the perfect gift to pamper moms, especially if you choose an annual subscription with year-round surprises!  We also recommend the Glossybox 2021 'Surprise Me' Advent Calendar! This is the ultimate beauty gift because it contains more than 25 beauty treats from popular brands that are valued at over $550. The price for the advent calendar is just $99 for non-subscribers or $89 for subscribers.  


The photo below shows some spoilers of the items in this year's Glossybox advent calendar. I don't want to spoil too much for you, but to give you an idea of amazing products, some of my favorites include the The Vintage Cosmetic Company Sweet Dreams Pillowcase, Makeup Eraser (Original Pink), Fekkai Full Blown Volume Shampoo & Conditioner, Deco Miami Nail Polish, Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, and the Vitabrid C12 Dual Mask: Brightening & Luminous. These examples just scratch the surface - there are 25 days of surprises! Glossybox has a large following with many people who look forward to this advent calendar every year, so this is one of the gifts on our list that will probably sell out quickly. You will want to order this gift early!  Visit Glossybox here.


Ida Body Care is a Texas-based brand that offers vegan, cruelty free body care products.  Their clean, essential oil-based body care items are the ultimate splurge for moms.  We love the 4 Step Ida Body Care Treatment that includes a Dry Body Brush, Verbena Citrus Body Wash, Verbena Citrus Sugar Body Scrub, and Verbena Citrus Body Lotion. Dry skin brushing helps to gently exfoliate the dead skin cells from your body, deeply cleanses pores, tightens, and tones, and improves circulation. Cleanse with their creamy body wash, then lock in maximum hydration with Ida’s Sugar Body scrub. Finish with their body lotion, providing a lovely experience with a nice scent of Verbena.


Marquette Castings offers high quality griddles, skillets, dutch ovens, and more.  We recommend their 5-star rated Dutch Oven! This Dutch Oven is excellent quality, the perfect weight, has help us to evenly cook food, and includes a nice lid. It's perfect for everything from baking chicken to making sourdough breads this holiday season. My family members are always excited to see this Dutch Oven on the counter and can't wait to know what is in it! It's incredibly versatile and makes cooking more fun throughout the holiday season. They even offer a lovely Dutch Oven Travel Bag so that you are even able to transport holiday meals in it. Visit Marquette Castings here.


Groove Life is the ultimate brand for active moms! As a boy mom, I have a high energy lifestyle. Groove Life keeps me stylish as I swap my wedding band with their stylish silicone rings when I go on a hike, run, trip to the gym, or join a game of basketball. If you follow regularly, you may recall that I have featured their Solid Rings that are made from medical grade silicone. These versatile rings are comfortable, durable, and come in a favorite of colors and patterns.  This year, we are featuring their line of Stackable Rings for the holidays! These expertly curated collections of stackable rings come in a variety of options. For instance, I am obsessed with the Leopard Stackable Rings and the Gold Coast Stackable Rings. These stackable rings are made from medical grade silicone and are perfect for fashionable moms who want comfortable, stylish, and durable jewelry!  Finally, I should mention that this is a good company to support because they are founded with the goals to serve people (excellent products and customer service), inspire a love for the great outdoors, and reflect God.  Visit Groove Life here.




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