Welcome to the JAMTOT 2010 Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for Mom section! Below you will find information and photos for products and companies which have been submitted to be included in this gift guide. If a product has been personally reviewed on this site, then the product name will include a link to the review (or will say “Review coming soon” if the review isn’t up yet). Please check back often, as products (and reviews) will be added throughout the holiday season. Products are listed in the order in which their information was received.
In most cases, the information included in this gift guide is not in my own words, but taken straight from the e-mail or press release that I received. I have re-worded or re-written where I thought it was necessary or helpful, but am not responsible for the content of these items or anything that may be posted on their sites. Some of the links included on this page are affiliate links.
1154 LILL has some great options for the upcoming Holidays! The “design your own bag” parties are not only a great gift idea, but also great for Holiday entertaining at home or in the office. The “design your own bag” kit is another incredibly affordable and unique gift idea for any bag-lover!
There is a new hair accessory available now that allows people to inject their creativity while being frugal. Bowdabra® is demonstrating its newest addition to its product line – a Mini Bowdabra® Hair Bow Tool accessory kit – allowing users to easily create hair bows for adults, children and even pets (a perfect stocking stuffer that can be customized). This new accessory item works with the Mini Bowdabra.
Sandy Sandler, creator of the best-seller Bowdabra and founder of non-profit Crafters 4 Kids, says "Finally there is a way to make creative hair bows quick and easy. No sewing or glue gun required." The hair bows are perfect for children and even pets, she adds. "Even kids can make their own bow creations." In this troubled economy, hair bows allow women to express their creativity and style at minimal cost, Sandy adds. The Bowdabra product line is currently available in most major craft retailers, including Michaels, Jo Ann Fabric & Craft stores, Wal-Mart, A.C. Moore as well as numerous online retailers.
The Mini Bowdabra Hair Tool includes an instructional CD featuring 70 projects in a 541-page e-book with step-by-step instructions, 10 yards of bow wire, and the accessory kit itself. The CD e-book features holiday bows, dog bows and baby bows and includes four languages: English, Spanish, French, and German. The tool itself is in metric and inches. The new product is available online at Bowdabra.com. SRP: $12.99
DeVine Lip Shimmers are a lip shimmer with the health benefits of wine. Look DeVine with Benefits from Wine! The retail cost is $4.99 for a 2 pack (Rose and Merlot) and they are available at Walgreens, and also at www.devineshimmers.com – with $1.00 S/H.
Fortified to be Simply DeVine: Made with 100% natural ingredients, including Red Wine Antioxidants, Resveratrol and Grapeseed Oil.
Beauty to make you feel DeVine
DeVine Lip Shimmers feature the finest quality natural ingredients available. A truly natural balm for beautiful and healthy lips. The soft tint, available in Rosé and Merlot blended with the luscious shimmer are sure to make you look and feel DeVine.
Many of you may be thinking about buying gifts this holiday season without knowing how to ensure the ethical origins of your purchases. While jewelry makes a great gift for mom, metal and gemstone mining is responsible for dramatic human rights violations and environmental destruction. As the leading provider of jewelry that is 100% recycled and socially responsible, Brilliant Earth offers certification of verified ethical origin for each of their pieces of jewelry.
Brilliant Earth has been raising awareness of vast diamond deposits under the control of the Zimbabwean government. Even though the stones are being sold as ’conflict free,’ there is overwhelming evidence of mass murders, torture, and rape at the mines. That is why their diamonds, such as the ones in these stud earrings, are sourced directly from Canadian mines with impeccable labor and environmental standards. Their online conflict-free buying guide helps consumers understand the current diamond industry and what they should expect from retailers.
Their newly expanded personalized collection also makes for stylish and thoughtful holiday gifts for mothers and grandmothers. Personalized pendants make it easy to show a little extra thought in your gift. Made from 100% recycled yellow gold or silver, the pendants can be paired with an elegant conflict-free diamond charm to make a truly unique combination. Brilliant Earth is also launching a new line of personalized constellation pendants with diamond-studded stars in the shape of your birth sign constellation against a recycled silver background. They are also excited to announce their expanded line Art Deco and antique estate pieces from the 1920’s and 1930’s featuring exquisite detail and sparkling gems.
Whether you seek easy elegance or cool minimalism, Brilliant Earth has an eco-friendly accessory that is perfect for your wardrobe, at any style or price.
Get that special lady in your life the perfect stocking stuffer that never goes out of style. Classic diamond studs are a staple in every woman’s wardrobe no matter what her age or personal style. MyJewelryBox.com, the number one online diamond retailer in North America offers diamonds of every shape and size at a wallet friendly price.
This holiday season, use shopping code “HOLIDAY20PR” and receive 20% off your purchase, including free shipping, and a 60 day money back guarantee.
Stained Glass NYC creates gorgeous one-of-a-kind stained glass boxes that would make thoughtful gifts for men or women. These handmade, one-of-a-kind stained glass boxes can be used for a variety of purposes, from holding jewelry to storing small office supplies to just looking great on a table or dresser. The fact that there are no two exactly alike makes them a genuinely unique gift. Different designs make them suitable for men or women, and they work equally well as gifts for family and friends and for corporate gifting.
Prices range from about $35 to $125 and they are available for purchase only on Etsy, at http://www.etsy.com/shop/rfrodriguez?page=1
Along with lovely gift boxes, Stained Glass NYC also offers stained glass designs including wall hangings, sun catchers, iconic landmarks, and an array of custom work for the home. For additional information about Stained Glass NYC, see http://www.stainedglassnyc.com/.
Flexi 8 hair clips are shaped like a figure 8 and include an attached pin that slides through the hair and fastens on the opposite loop to firmly hold hair in place. They are available in a variety of sizes in order to secure hair of all textures and lengths, and also with a variety of metal and bead accents in quite a few styles. Unlike traditional claw clips they are designed to bend and flex with your head so as to not give you headaches.
Because Flexi 8 hair clips are flexible, you can get a range of sizes that will work for your hair type and length – depending on what styles you use them for. Larger clips will obviously hold more hair as in a full ponytail or up-do, while smaller ones work better for hair that’s fine or thin – or for a half-ponytail. There are six sizes available – determined by the length of the sliding pin, not the figure 8: Mini, Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large.
You can purchase Flexi 8 hair clips directly from their website at http://www.flexi8.com. Prices start at $9.99 for the smallest clips – up to just over $20 for some of the largest. Shipping starts at $4 in the US and they offer hassle-free returns and exchanges.