Holiday Gift Guide

This Holiday Giveaway is part of the Season of Giving Holiday Gift Guide. A new giveaway will be released each day. Check out all the great gift ideas and exclusive coupons in the Holiday Gift Guide and watch for more chances to win!

Think of the ONE person (or couple) in your family that gives freely without asking for a single thing in return. You know the type; typically sentimental, caring, a blast to be around, but they are also the ones who are next to impossible to buy a gift  for because they are truly completely content with everything in their lives. You know who I am talking about, the one that the words I love you and thank you just never seem to be enough to really show your appreciation for simply being in your life? Yeah, we all have at least one person in our lives that matches that description. Voice Quilt is the PERFECT gift for them!!!!

My aunt and uncle are those people, (description above)! So I thought of them right away for Voice Quilt, and I have never been so happy to give a gift to anyone as I was this. Voice Quilt is AMAZINGLY SIMPLE. You set it up very quickly; it took me about 5 minutes to set it up. After you do your set up, you give the toll free number to anyone who you would like to include. They can then call the number and leave a message, as simple as that. It takes just a few minutes for each person to call. And it’s a lifetime of memories after that! But the amazing part is after you get all the messages recorded; you place them in the order you would like them, add music, children singing a song, a toast, a notecard, your creativity is your only boundries with what you can do with this.

So, as I said, my aunt and uncle were perfect to give this to! With my 7 days of phone time, I had my cousin help me out and contact as many people as we could from both sides of their family to call in. It was fun talking to so many family members about Voice Quilt and even nicer to listen to the messages as they came in. We had everything from the “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” being sung, cherished moments remembered, and heartfelt gratitude and love. So after I had it all organized I was super excited to give it to them! There is alot of different sizes and formats you can have your messages put into, from a simple CD to gorgeous memento boxes.

Now, my aunt fits more on the sensitive, sappy, sentimental side, so I knew going into this I was going to get some tears from her…but my uncle…he is recently retired military, so I wasn’t too sure. We were all a bit anxious to see both of their reactions. As she hit play and we listened to all the messages I  looked around the room and saw each and every one of us wiping our eyes as the messages were played (even my uncle!!!) Being able to give them this gift after everything they give to everyone, touched my heart but I know it meant a lot more to them!

So for that person you were thinking about earlier, this is THE gift, I promise there will be no disappointments when you see the reaction and know that they have those memories to cherish FOREVER.

VoiceQuilt is listed under Gifts for EveryoneEverything Else in the Season of Giving Holiday Gift Guide.

About VoiceQuilt:We created VoiceQuilt so that it would be easy for families and groups to celebrate a special person or couple with heart-felt toasts, tributes and memories. We believe that an individual’s favorite expressions, laughter and tone convey much more than words or images.

VoiceQuilt has great gifts for: Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, God Parents, Parents, Large Families, Friends, College Students, Groups, Teachers

Sponsored by VoiceQuilt and conducted by In Good Cents. For more information, please read our terms & conditions and disclosure policy.

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This Holiday Giveaway is part of the Season of Giving Holiday Gift Guide. A new giveaway will be released each day through [DATE], 2011. Check out all the great gift ideas and exclusive coupons in the Holiday Gift Guide and watch for more chances to win!

I like purses. Okay, not just like, I LOVE purses. All sorts of purses, but lately, my biggest purse problem has been finding a one that works for EVERY situation. I have a three year old, which means that he is a bit too big for the entire diaper bag scenario and not quite to the point where I get to stop lugging around a change of clothes and snacks everywhere we go.  Plus in the amazing world of couponing; finding a purse that I can take to the store and have my binders (yes, plural!) with me and not have a ton of bags to carry was a necessity too. My Audrey bag from Gigi Hill Bags solved my problem! I LOVE my Audrey! :) She is the newest member of our family and she has become my best friend! Seriously!

Audrey is a bit large (17-1/2”W x 13”H x 6”D) for what you think when you hear purse, but I LOVE HER! And in all honesty she is only a bit bigger than my previous purse, so the size isn’t too much for me at all.  She is the PERFECT everything bag! As soon as my new Audrey bag arrived I quickly moved everything from my old purse, and to my surprise EVERYTHING from my old bag fit into the Signature Pocket Design that come in EVERY GiGi Hill bag. Leaving the entire space inside the purse for me to carry all those extras that seem to pop up throughout the day. These Signature Pockets are AMAZING!!!! I am not just talking about one or two pockets to throw things into either, I mean each and every side of your GiGi Hill Bag is full of pockets! Plus with the nice key fob there is a handy place for me to quickly find my keys when I need them. Great for a forgetful mom like myself.

I am not a photographer by any means, but these pockets are so amazing, I HAD to show you!

I now have all my typical purse items neatly organized into the pockets, but I also have enough room to put my binders in to go shopping, pack some clothes and snacks for the kids, and space for just about everything else that pops up while not having to worry something is going to get lost in the bottom. The best part is how completely smart they are, they are attractive, (tons of different fabrics to choose from) functional (pocket design) and completely cleanable fabric inside and out to just wipe up spills!!!

Now Audrey has a special place in my heart because of just how amazingly awesome she is, for me and my life. I am cheap (yes, I know frugal sounds better, but lets call it like it is), I hate spending money on anything and Audrey was a bit on the expensive side for a bag (for me, the tightwad). But after using her for a few weeks I have been converted and definitely realized that she is worth every penny! But for those of you that are frugal (cheap) like me, there are bags that range from $25 and up so there is one that will fit anyone’s budget.

Audrey is now a member of the family after all, so I love to talk about her, but there is a huge selection that GiGi Hill Bags have to offer. Beth and I spent WAY too much time on their website looking at all the amazing purses and bags that they have, and trust me, there is not only a bag that will fit your budget there is a bag that will fit their lifestyle too!

You can not only order your own bag from the  GiGi Hill site, but you can also become a a Gigi Hill Stylist and start your own business in your free time to generate some extra income for your family.

Now my Audrey isn’t the bag we are featuring in our giveaway, I just love to talk about her! The giveaway is featuring the Zipped Brigitte, which is equally great as the PERFECT bag for overnight/weekend trips. If you don’t win this great Gigi Hill bag there is still a chance for you to win!  You can enter to win a great tote, bag or accessory from their new Passport Collection by “Liking” their Facebook Fan Page and participating in their fun contest.

Gigi Hill is listed under Gifts for Her & Jewelry & Accessories in the Season of Giving Holiday Gift Guide.

About Gigi Hill: The inspiration behind Gigi Hill can be traced back to a wonderful piece of oilcloth from France that a mother brought her daughter. From that very piece of oilcloth, an idea was born—to design and sell stylish, functional bags. Gabrielle DeSantis-Cummings and Monica Hillman both desired to have a high-quality, stylish bag that offered the functionality necessary in today’s fast-paced world. So they decided to join forces and create Gigi Hill.

Gigi Hill has great gifts for: Stylish moms, women, and girls who have stuff to carry!

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This Holiday Giveaway is part of the Season of Giving Holiday Gift Guide. A new giveaway will be released each day through December 13, 2011. Check out all the great gift ideas and exclusive coupons in the Holiday Gift Guide and watch for more chances to win!

I am guilty of having too many things on my plate and loving it all!  Two years ago, I was flying by the seat of my pants hoping I didn’t drop one of the many balls I had flying around in the air, then last year I got a Busy Body Book.

I’ve never had luck with organizers.  They just don’t have enough… well, anything… for me to keep track of five people’s busy lives, plus my growing business and the church’s kids camp that I run each year.  But, this one is different (and I’m not just saying that!).

It has more than enough including:

  • Weekly calendars with individual columns for each family member (up to 5)
  • An “Important Dates” monthly calendar for birthdays and anniversaries
  • An “Future Events” calendar for next year’s appointments and events
  • Month-at-a-Glance calenders to help plan holidays, vacations, and events
  • Section for contacts
  • Pockets (2) for notes, papers, and other stuff
  • Full-page notes n each weekly page for to-do’s, notes, lists, and other doodles
  • More notes areas in the back!

Want a fun FREEbie?  Download the FREE Busy Body Books Weekly Grid Sample Pages designed by a good friend and amazing blogger, Mandi of Organizing Your Way.

About Your Time is listed under Gifts for Her & Everything Else in the Season of Giving Holiday Gift Guide.

About About Your Time, LLC: About Your Time LLC provides the tools for EVERY family to support  the organization of their daily, and very hectic life. Each family member, having their own individual needs, requires help with planning and management. BusyBodyBook’s Weekly GRID was created to provide parents with a smoother flow of their routines and activities and help eliminate some of the stress in daily life, more enjoyment, perhaps more free time.

About Your Time has great gifts for: Anyone who need some help organizing their family and their schedule!

Exclusive Coupon

Use the coupon code BBBGOOD upon checkout to get an exclusive 25% discount on your purchase of your entire purchase. Coupon code is valid now through December 31, 2011.

Giveaway Sweepstakes

Three (3) lucky In Good Cents reader will win a FREE any About Your Time product valued at up to $17.95.

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This Holiday Giveaway is part of the Season of Giving Holiday Gift Guide. A new giveaway will be released each day through December 10, 2011. Check out all the great gift ideas and exclusive coupons in the Holiday Gift Guide and watch for more chances to win!

My four-year-old has a flare for fashion.  She’s been insistent about picking out her own clothes from about the age of two and has gone to shocking strides to do so (I mean, have you ever seen a kid forced to wear jeans manage to get completely undressed in her carseat, because I have and it’s a talent!)

Getting to design and select her own clothes is perfect for her, but it’s even better when those close are outrageous pink, involve tulle, or sparkles.

Really, if I didn’t know better, I’d think Tutu Pour Mon Deux was designed for her!  But really, it’s for every little girl who loves to stand out and look like a princess (or better yet, ballerina).  While I couldn’t walk around the grocery store in this, my 4 year old can (and did) happily, getting tons of compliments as she held her head high twirling every so often (tripping other customers and causing cart crashes).

Simply visit Tutu Pour Mon Deux with your little girl (or design one yourself for her!).  First design your tutu by choosing your color and top off with ribbon, if desired.  Then pick your top, choose your top color, and select a patch that represents you (or her!).  Add it to your cart and check out, then you’ll get your custom tutu and tee by mail.

It’s that easy (and kind of fun!).

Give Back! 1/3rd of all proceeds are donated to the Children’s Hospital Boston.

Tutu Pour Mon Deux is listed under Gifts for KidsApparel in the Season of Giving Holiday Gift Guide.

About Tutu Pour Mon Deux: Tutu Pour Mon Deux – DIY (design it yourself) tutus with attached top. We’ve combined a band of organza with a colorful ribbon and attached it to the bottom of either a sleeveless or long sleeved shirt with a unique image ironed onto the bodice, creating a one of a kind little girl’s tutu shirt.

Tutu Pour Mon Deux has great gifts for: Little girls with a flare for fashion!

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Use the coupon code HEART upon checkout to get exclusive FREE shipping on your purchase. Coupon code is valid now through December 31, 2011.

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Admit it you.  You have that one friend who is majorly (or minorly) obsessed with zombies! The dreaded Zombie Invasion is so big right now, even the Center for Disease control took time to release tips on how to prepare.

So, what do you get that person? How about their very own Zombie Insurance! For those who are worried (or obsessed), prevention is key and giving the gift that will help them rebuild their life after that Zombie Invasion occurs, will just be perfect.

Honestly, when I got this submission from MyZombieInsurance.com for  the Holiday Gift Guide, I think it was fate.  At first, I  laughed and went on, but then I ran across The Bloggess who recently staged a Zombie Apocalypse at a speech she was making in Utah, found out on Fox news that the CDC warned us all to prepare, and video games were flying off the shelf.

Apparently, it’s been going on for a while and I was just oblivious, but after I opened my eyes, I was all around me and I found it more and more hysterical.  Suddenly, I realized there were quite a few people in my life who would get an absolute kick out of Zombie Insurance for Christmas – my cousin in high school, my college-age brother, my nutty uncle, The Blogess, a few of my crazy friends,… I could go on!

Your Zombie Insurance Kit includes:

  1. Thick plastic membership card (looks like a credit card)
  2. High-quality embossed membership certificate
  3. Zombie protection decal for your front windows (like alarm system warning decal)

Really, what a better way to let someone know they are loved, then to let them know that you’ve heard their concerns and want to protect them.

My Zombie Insurance is listed under Gifts for EveryoneEverything Else in the Season of Giving Holiday Gift Guide.

About My Zombie Insurance: Founded in 2009 by Sam, then-18-year-olds, MyZombieInsurance.com is the very first zombie insurance company. ZI is a popular birthday and holiday gift for teenagers and adults alike – anyone who has a good sense of humor and/or a minor (or major!) obsession with zombies.

My Zombie Insurance has great gifts for: Anyone who’s been talking about a Zombie invasion.

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Use this special link to save on your purchase of Zombie Insurance – only $8.99 (typically $12.95) through In Good Cents. This offer is valid now through December 31, 2011.

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The first time I walked into my friend’s home what I noticed wasn’t the fact that her house wasn’t perfect or that there were toys scattered everywhere.  It was her walls.  Instead of typical framed photos, artwork, and other decorations typically seen on walls, hers were covered (every inch) with huge photos of her family.

This went against everything I was raised to believe (which was that photos bigger than 8×10 are just too large).  There were professional family portraits, candid photos take at great moments, and even photos of their dog.  The were on every wall – above the dining room table, up the stairway, above the fireplace.  It was absolutley the most display I had ever seen.

Can you tell I’m totally envious?  Each room of her home was filled with memories of her engagement, her children as babies, first steps, and family fun.  It just made the entire house fell welcoming and it made her family seem strong.

I loved it.

MyPix2Canvas is listed under Gifts for EveryoneHome & Decor in the Season of Giving Holiday Gift Guide.

About MyPix2Canvas: MyPix2Canvas combines years of fine art giclee printing experience with exceptional materials to provide you with a high-quality product at an unbeatable price.

MyPix2Canvas has great gifts for: Anyone with  memories!

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One (1) lucky In Good Cents reader will win a FREE 11×14 custom canvas print (plus shipping and handling) valued at $56.22.  Please note, this FREE custom canvas coupon will expire quickly, so be ready to use it if you win!

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