Disclosure: Some of these items were provided to me for free, though all thoughts and opinions are my own. The numbers next to the items do not reflect favorite to least favorite, but rather what order best fit my guide’s main image aesthetically.
Even though we are only one week into November, I am back with my fifth and final holiday gift guide, so that my readers have plenty of time to plan their holiday shopping! I figured for my final guide, there’s no better topic than a practical gift! I love giving a gift that I know someone can get good use out of, and won’t toss to the side a few weeks after Christmas. These gifts are thoughtful, practical, and have use year round!
1. Philips Sonicare Gift Set
I recently got the Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control. After recently gone to the dentist after a four year lapse (I know, not good), it motivated me to be much more proactive in my dental care. To get my teeth whiter, and reduce plaque between dental cleanings, I’ve been using the Philips Sonicare, and my teeth just feel cleaner! I definitely feel like I am getting a more thorough brushing, and even after just a week of using it my teeth already look a bit whiter. To help increase my dental health, I’ve been pairing my brushings with anticavity Listerine. I have deep grooves in my teeth, which make my teeth more susceptible to cavities. This gift set of Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control and Anticavitity Listerine would be a great, practical gift that someone can use all year round! To learn more, visit sonicare.com . Sonicare can be purchased at Target, Walmart, Costco, Amazon, Kohl’s, Walgreens, Best Buy, and more major retailers.
Personalogy is not only a great gift for introverts, it’s a perfect gift for hosts of holiday gatherings! We dare you to play, see how quickly it turns any social gathering into hilarious fun and lightens the mood. If you don’t discover new things about who you are playing with or laugh-out-loud within the first 5 minutes, throw this game in the garbage or, pass it onto your neighbor. It has no use for you. Seriously, grab your drink and a special someone or a group of friends and see how quickly Personalogy makes you laugh! Cards FOR Humanity! Grab the family edition OR the party edition – depending on what you think is best for your gathering or recipient!
Get it here: http://personalogygame.com/
For many people like myself that suffer from acne, often we ask for high quality products to help get rid of acne, that we might not normally invest in ourselves. But what about once acne has subsided? I recently tried Banish Scarring and Active Acne kit. It is a kit that helps brighten your skin, remove dead skin, improve texture, and elasticity. It has a banisher pen, vitamin C serum, pumpkin enzyme mask, and cleaning container included in the kit. It has definitely helped minimize the appearance of scars, as well as help “banish” acne when it springs up here and there. This pumpkin mask also feels quite refreshing! Banish has proven quite effective, and even has been endorsed by quite a few celebrities! To purchase the Banish Scarring and Active Acne kit and to learn more, visit https://www.banishacnescars.com/
4. Q Squared NYC
We all need good quality plates and bowls, whether for everyday use or entertaining, but may not always be the most fun gift to ask for. However, if you get plates and bowls with beautiful designs, it makes everyday kitchen wear as a gift a top item! Q Squared NYC makes gorgeous plates that resemble ceramic and porcelain, but are shatterproof, scratchproof – virtually unbreakable! I got their yuletide pattern for my Christmas get togethers, and they look like incredibly expensive glass plates! No one would ever suspect they are affordable, and shatterproof! Q Squared’s plates, bowls, and other kitchenware come in beautiful designs for any occasion. You can purchase by visiting http://www.qsquarednyc.com/
5. Sight Laptop Case
If you’re like me and carry your laptop EVERYWHERE, and are on-the-go with it frequently, you need a laptop case to protect it. Since I’m very into style, I love having a chic laptop sleeve that reflects that! Sight laptop sleeves have gorgeous, high quality designs. And being a healthy lifestyle blogger, I love that their cases are vegan – meaning faux suede, snake skin, and leather. Their laptop sleeves look like clutch purses, making them all the more cuter! It is complete with zipper, well padded to protect your electronics, and even has an inside pocket to keep some of your important personal effects. To check out Sight laptop sleeve’s case designs, visit http://www.sightusa.com/
6. Cleaning Essentials
As a healthy lifestyle blogger, being green is a high priority for me, to keep my family and I away from harsh chemicals. Something I have been wanting to tackle but haven’t found a super easy DIY how-to for yet is making my own cleaning supplies. Cleaning Essentials makes beautiful spray bottles that look lovely in one’s kitchen or bathroom, with easy to follow recipes on the side of their bottles. Whether you need a bathroom cleaner, or wood cleaner, the bottles have instructions on how to make all of those types of cleaners and many, many more. The recipes use natural ingredients that you would already have at-the-ready in your pantry, so no need to go out and buy a ton of stuff to follow their instructions! You can purchase cleaning essentials at https://www.cleaningessentials.com/
7. ZUS Smart Car Charger
Being someone whose job relies heavily on social media, I use my phone a LOT. I am always running out of battery! The ZUS Smart Car Charger is perfect for someone like me, since it charges devices much faster than a typical charger (twice as fast to be exact). I use it in my car, either to charge my phone, and sometimes I use it to charge my daughter’s DVD player in the car. My baby isn’t great at riding in the car, and the DVD player helps. Before getting the ZUS, it was always running out of battery mid-trip! As someone who has gone through a LOT of car chargers, I have to honestly say this is the best! You can purchase ZUS here and learn more about it on their site.
8. Vybe Socks
Socks are the perfect gift! Obviously, because everyone needs socks, but also because they come in so many beuatiful designs! Vybe socks have super stylish, chic, and colorful designs, that also look professional. They have socks for any occassion, whether for athletic wear, business wear, or everyday. They are the perfect, subtle touch of style and pop of color to complete any outfit. Vybe socks come in men’s and women’s, and are quite affordable for designer socks. These would make for a perfect practical gift or stocking stuffer! To learn more about Vybe Socks, visit http://www.vybesocks.com/
9. Clothing Basics from Encircled
Everyone has their own fashion style, but no matter what your taste, basic tees, leggings, and accessories are necessities. Encircled has high quality, soft tees, leggings, leg warmers, and much more, perfect for your closet staples, pajamas, or undergarments. I am packing along my Encircled Leg Warmers for my upcoming trip to Paris – they are cute, warm, and not bulky, so they won’t feel uncomfortable under pants and boots. To learn more about Encircled’s apparel, visit https://www.encircled.ca/