Tag Archives: 2012 gift guide

Holiday gifts for organization from Closetmaid


Looking to get rid of the clutter, but have too much stuff with no place to go?  What you need is an affordable, clean looking organization system to stylishly hold your items (or a place to throw everything when company comes over!).  Enter Closetmaid.  Closetmaid has a wide variety of organizational products – some that you will find in stores and some that you may only see on their website.  

My favorite Closetmaid organization system is definitely the Cubeicals.  You can use the Cubeicals with or without fabric drawers…it’s your choice!  Cubeicals are available in a variety of colors and sizes:  



The Cubeicals Fabric Drawers come in a variety of colors…there are even mini drawers for use with the mini organizers! 


I have been using the Black 8 Cube Organizer with 4 Green Fabric Drawers and I absolutely love it!  Right now we are using it to organize my toddler’s toys and art supplies.  I personally like to only fill half of the cube spaces with fabric drawers so that I have extra space for books and other toys.  I also love that it comes with a special bracket specifically for attaching the shelf to the wall, making it much safer with little ones around.  

I am a bit disappointed in one aspect of the Cubeical – the screws that hold it together do not sink into the wood, leaving the head of the screw above the surface.  There are matching plastic screw caps to hide the screws, but that does not solve the problem.  In fact, they make it protrude even more.  Because of this, the shelf is wobbly on hard surfaces if you have it laying horizontally.  This is particularly disappointing because not only does it detract from the clean look of the shelves, it also makes the top shelf wobble if you stack two Cubeicals into a larger system.

That said, I am happy with the Cubeical I have.  If not for the wobble issue, I would definitely buy another and stack them for a nice looking system.  We can never have too many places to put things!



So for those of you looking for that last perfect gift, check out Closetmaid’s selection.  Cubeicals are a great gift for anyone…young or old, male or female!  Whether it is for a child’s play room, your office, livingroom or even bedroom, cubeicals are a great way to organize your belongings.  Teens could organize video games or fashion accessories, toddlers can have a place to keep their toys….the uses are limitless!  



Connect with Closetmaid

Website  |  Facebook |  Twitter  




Family Centsability was not monetarily compensated for this post. A product sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.


Review: Hulu Kids


More and more, families are using online media subscriptions to watch shows and movies on their own schedules.  With Hulu Plus, families can stream videos from the computer, select mobile devices, gaming consoles and more.  Hulu Plus recently introduced the new Hulu Kids Video Hub with ad-free children favorites such as Spongebob Squarepants, Dinosaur Train, Barney and iCarly.  Hulu Kids is available for anyone with a Hulu Plus account so you do not have to pay any additional fees.  Hulu Kids is simply a section of Hulu Plus specifically geared towards children’s shows (and did I mention, commercial free!?).  

Using Hulu Kids is very easy.  If using an internet browser, just visit www.hulu.com/kids and start browsing the shows available.  Video game consoles and mobile devices may require an app to be downloaded first.  With 43 shows currently listed, Hulu Kids has a wide variety of shows geared towards children as young as 2 all the way up to 8-10 years of age.  In my house, we have a Vizio tv that supports Hulu Plus streaming and although my toddler is just 18 months old, he comes running as soon as he hears the theme songs of his favorite shows.  Hulu Kids categorizes the shows into sections based on age as well as theme, making it easy to choose which shows are appropriate for your little one. 



A lot of kids find one show or episode that they just absolutely love and could watch over and over and over.  At just $7.99, Hulu Plus gives you unlimited access to some of your child’s favorite shows for a low price instead spending $30-40 for a show on DVD/Bluray, only to have your child decide they like a new show a month later.  

If you already know you want to sign up for Hulu Plus, sign up with this link to get 2 weeks credited to your account, making your first month half price!  Disclosure: This will also give me an additional 2 weeks free as well.  Make sure you check out the referral program also, to earn up to 52 weeks of Hulu Plus for free!  If you have never experienced Hulu Plus and would like to take it for a trial run, make sure to sign up here to try Hulu Plus free for one week.  

For those of you looking to give a Hulu Plus subscription as a gift, you can purchase gift subscriptions from one month to one year long.  Hulu Plus is a great gift for friends and family to watch tv shows at their own convenience, and just about everyone has a supported device these days!   


Check it out… Hulu Plus on our TV!



Family Centsability was not monetarily compensated for this post. A product sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.



Nature’s Gate celebrates their 40th anniversary this holiday season!


Nature’s Gate is celebrating their 40th anniversary this holiday season with a great selection of hand creams that make the perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift!  Each hand cream contains natural and organic herbal ingredients and are great for most skin types.  The botanical extracts deeply nourish and pamper hands during the cold, dry months of winter.  



The hand creams are available in the following scents:

  • Cherry Blossom
  • Orchid
  • Rose
Other products you can find from Nature’s Gate include hair care, bath care, skin care, deodorants, oral care, facial and acne care as well as sun care.  Nature’s Gate products come in amazing natural scents such as pomegranate and sunflower, acai, cherry, summer spice and asian pear.  With so many more people trying to eliminate unnecessary chemicals and move towards more natural products, Nature’s Gate makes the perfect place to find gifts this holiday season!  
The Nature’s Gate mission:
“To combine the power of natural ingredients with innovation and science to create affordable, safe, sustainable, performance and value driven products. We are committed to using pure, sustainably harvested herbs, fruits and essential oils, without animal-derived ingredients, to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of our customers and our planet.”



Connect with Nature’s Gate

Website  |  Facebook  


Family Centsability was not monetarily compensated for this post. A product sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.







2012 Holiday Gift Guide



Here are some of the products that I think would make great additions to your gift giving this year!  
We have taken all members of the family into consideration and found innovative and unique items and brands that are sure to please. You can be sure these gifts will be loved, not duplicated or re-gifted!


For dad

Ryobi Tools 

Seagate Backup Plus for Mac

Daddy Scrubs

iRig Products

Lifeproof Device Case


For mom

Journey Gym

Julep Gift Sets 

Bag Blaze

Nature’s Gate Hand Cream 

Cinda B

Bodyography Professional Cosmetics 

Mineral Hygienics 

Stonefire Naan Flatbreads 


For Teens/Kids 

Skylanders Giants Video Game 

Customized durable Otterbox iPhone case from the Pink Monogram

Five Fingers Tees

Hulu Kids

Closetmaid Cubeicals

Hasbro Chuck & Friends Tumblin’ Chuck vehicle


For infants/toddlers and moms-to-be

iTummy maternity band

Yoomi bottle warmer 

Zen Swaddle 


Bright Starts Jammin’ Jungle Activity Gym 



Babee Covee


For pets and pet owners

Petmate Suede terrycloth pillow bed with microban



Image Map
Copyright 2014 Family Centsability