Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers
By Shandra Hill Smith

Find something for the young and the young at heart with ideas from this list of stocking stuffers as part of Atlanta Social Season’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013.

The holiday season will be even more blissful when you give the gift of bliss. With bliss foot patrol exfoliating and softening cream and bliss softening socks, rough, tired feet transform to soft and smooth within minutes of use.

Say bye bye to chapped, cracked and irritated skin with bliss high intensity 24-heaven healing body balm. This rich cream is just the answer to dehydrated and flaky skin.

Like the coverage of body butters by bliss but could do without the fragrance? The new bliss Naked Body Butter comes unscented, but allows you to create a signature scent by spraying the cream with your favorite perfume.

Just in time for the holiday season, bliss has introduced happy aloe days gift set. Aloe and pink grapefruit make for a delightful combination in this set that includes body butter, body wash/bubbling bath and pouf.

Mom-invented, Hide-ees serves as an ideal (and cute) solution for under dresses, skirts and more — including those school uniforms, giving girls the freedom to move around. The brainchild of metro Atlanta moms Brooks Heiser and Sarah Ellyson, Hide-ees is for girls two to tween, with options available in a variety of colors, including hot pink, citrus green, navy, red and off-white.

With the adorable JJ Cole Collections Bundleme Hat, Mittens & Booties Set, babies up to six months old will stay comfortably warm during those brisk outings.

The First Years GumDrop® 3 in 1 Teether comes in a fun shape and bold colors. Made of latex-free silicone, it works to soothe teething pain on front, middle and back teeth.
Parents will appreciate the convenience of losing that jar of baby food for one-handed feeding with the Boon Squirt® Silicone Baby Dispensing Spoon. It dispenses food one bite at a time and comes in exciting colors such as pink, green and orange.
For ages 12 months and older, the Boon Stout Transitional Cup 2-Pack helps your little one transition from sippy cup. Start out using as a sippy cup and when your child is ready to advance, simply remove the lid to use as a regular cup.

Boon SIP Tall Firm Spout Sippy Cup 2-Pack  for nine months and older  includes a silicone valve system and on-the-go cap.

Made of 100 percent terry cloth, the JJ Cole Collections Hooded Towel Set includes towel and matching washcloth. Patterns include yellow ducks, pink butterfly and white vroom. Hooded Towel Set coordinates with JJ Cole Collections washcloth and bath mitt

It’s always a good idea to have a thermometer on hand. The V966F Vicks ComfortFlex Digital Thermometer provides readings — oral, rectal and underarm — in as fast as eight seconds.

New holiday pacifiers from MAM feature designs to include a snowman, Santa, a reindeer and a snowflake. An ultra-soft silicone nipple, with a non-slip texture, helps to ensure the pacifier stays comfortably in baby’s mouth.

Chronicle Books offers a number of great ideas for stocking stuffers and gifts. For the creative ones in your life, consider these finds:
Card Catalog  boxed tray contains 30 notecards from the Library of Congress and includes 30 envelopes and five tabbed dividers
Typewriter Eco-Journal — decorated with retro writing-related ephemera
Pantone Artist and Writer’s Notebook — features a different color chip on each page; ideal for writing or sketching
One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book  track your day to day over the course of five years with 365 daily entries that appear five times on each page, allowing you to go back and compare over time

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