written by Cathy Baker, mom of two amazing daughters, from Missouri Ozarks
I still remember my favorite stocking ever. I was a teenager and my entire stocking was filled with makeup!! Lots and lots of makeup, mixed in with some chocolate and peppermint too, I’m sure. But I mostly remember the makeup. It was a total surprise and I loved it! Now that I’m older, I love helping Santa find new and fun items to put in stockings! Let me share with you a few of them I’ve found this season!
SwaggerTags! SwaggerTags are personalized Name Tags for all your gear! How adorable are these? And the possibilities for their use are endless- backpacks, diaper bags, sport bags, lunch boxes, band instruments, bikes, dog leashes, luggage! How fun if an entire team could have matching personalized tags for their bags?
You can add any picture of your own to the outside, then keep your personal info on the inside! My daughter just put a SwaggerTag on her clarinet case. She loved being able to personalize it with her school mascot (outside) and put our family picture (inside) along with her name and phone number. I even saw her smile after we put it on! But if you need additional ideas to personalize your Swaggertag, you can always check out the Window Art link at the SwaggerTag website, where they have a growing selection of ready to print (free!) pictures that will fit right inside your SwaggerTag! My daughter has also mentioned that several friends have commented on her SwaggerTag and wanted one.
These durable tags come with three nylon cables (50 lbs. tensile strength) and they were manufactured with food-grade ABS for safety and durability! And at only $3.99 you can order some for every stocking in your home!! Check out the SwaggerTag website! ***And guess what?! ***One lucky winner can win two SwaggerTags! Can I get a Woo Hoo?! (Entry details are include at the end of the article!)
Swiggies! Swiggies are fun water bottles for your wrists! Ummm, no more carrying my kids water bottles on a walk!? I’m sold! Oh, and my girls are totally in love with them! I have a feeling the swiggies will be new companions on our springtime hikes! I also must say, my girls just wear these around the house – constantly refilling their water bottles and sipping away! See, here’s my daughter…
You can get a pack of two swiggies for $12.95. They come in a variety of fun colors, in both child and adult sizes! And one lucky reader is going to win one a pack of these! See details at end of this article to enter!
Handables. I think this little invention might just save my phone one day from a catastrophe! Or my daughter’s ipod. You can watch a quick video promo here! As their website indicates, it’s easily mounted on the back of handheld devices or smooth protective cases, providing a natural way to hold your smartphone, tablet, or eReader. We put one of these on our phones and we have been impressed with how secure it feels. I see my daughters easily slipping this on their hand to help hold the device in place. My oldest daughter says, “It’s cool. It’s Awesome. and it works!” It is easy to install and easy to use. And it is definitely extra security for the phone. I do wish it would work with all cases, I’d like to add it to my otterbox, but it does say that it only works with smooth cases.
Available in a variety of colors and designs, you can purchase these for only $12.95 directly from the Handable website! Are you keeping count…this is item #3 that one lucky reader is going to win — one HandAble with 7 interchangeable colors — in our giveaway! So don’t forget to leave a comment at the end to win!
SarahPinto Notebooks –
Okay, I admit it, I’m a sucker for pretty notebooks with fun designs! Sarah Pinto does not disappoint with cuteness in a variety of products such as notebooks, planners, academic planners! Love the bold colors! And being only 5×7, they are the perfect size to fit in a stocking! I am impressed with the heavy-duty spiral binding, and the covers are double thick, with the cute design being on both sides. Made in the USA out of recycled paper and soy-based inks. Check out all the fun products at SarahPinto.Com!
***GIVEAWAY DETAILS!! ***(Yes, you’ve made it to the end!)
One lucky, lucky winner can win two SwaggerTags, a pack of Swiggies, and a Handable with 7 interchangeable colors, simply by leaving a comment by Friday December 14th. I’ll choose the winner using Random.org and announce it on Saturday December 15th!
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(Feel free to do them all – that’s a total of 7 entries! Are you feeling lucky?!)