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Top Gift ideas for busy moms (2018 Holiday Gift Guide)

Gift guide for busy moms (we all have one in our life!)

 

Welcome to my list of gift ideas for busy moms!  We all have a busy mom in our life…whether it’s our own mother, a friend, sister, or even daughter.  And often it’s tough to figure out what to get that mom because they are always on-the-go or seem to have it all already.  But there’s always something out there that they could use!  

The items on this list are personally recommended by myself – many I have even personally tried.  Others, I have simply heard raving reviews from friends, family, or even other bloggers I chat with.  Regardless – these are some pretty awesome products and I hope you find just what you are looking for!  

 

Erin Condren Undated Planner – Impress her with this trendy 12 month planner, flexible for any schedule.  Includes stickers to helping her mark important dates, detailed pages for projects, and even inspirational quotes.  Erin Condren planners are known for their quality and ability to be everything you need in a planner.  There are several branded and unbranded planner accessories to help make this planner become even more useful! 

 

JJ Cole Caprice Diaper/HandBag – This bag is a diaper bag in disguise.  With pockets galore and all the typical diaper bag features, this bag can also function as a nice handbag as the babies grow out of diapers.  The mom in your life will love having such a versatile bag!  

 

 

 

Nomad 0.3m Rugged Universal Cable – as a mom myself, I can tell you it is becoming more of a need to keep a charging cable in my purse.  Whether your own phone needs a quick boost to take that call from the pediatrician, or your kids’ tablet needs a charge to keep you sane while grocery shopping, it is very useful to keep one on hand.  This short cable has it all.  Rugged (sturdy), short and convenient yet long enough for basic use, and usable by nearly any device…not to mention it supports fast charging.  This is definitely the cable the mom in your life needs! 

 

 

Apple Watch – You know this was going to make the list didn’t you?  What busy mom’s life wouldn’t be made easier with a smart watch?  There are 4 series available, each increasing with price, but also increasing with features and processor speed.  Not only will this device let the mom in your life read and respond to texts without digging out her phone, but it will also help her stay accountable for any fitness goals she has.  

 

 

Amazon Prime Subscription as a Gift – gift the gift of quick and free 2-day (and sometimes 1-day) shipping.  If she has an Alexa smart speaker device, she can save even more time shopping by simply making a voice request for any Prime-eligible item.  

 

 

Aura Cacia Essential Solutions Mist –  this spray-able mist contains essential oils intended to relax and calm the mind.  A little spritz on my pillow before I go to bed can make all the difference. Other scents are available as well, such as Relaxing Lavender and Invigorating Ginger and Mint.   

 

 

Keurig Coffee Brewer – does mom love to have a hot cup of coffee (or tea) in the morning?  If she doesn’t already have a k-cup brewer, that is just what she needs!  A Keurig can have her beverage of choice ready in less than the time it takes to check her Facebook newsfeed in the morning.  There are several varieties to choose from depending on size and brewing options – even different colors! 

 

 

CHI Original 1″ Flat Iron – every mom needs ease in her morning routine and this CHI hair straightener brings just that.  I have had mine since my husband gifted it to me before our wedding, 10 years ago.  I still receive great results after nearly daily use.  

 

Heated Coaster for Mugs – mom should get to enjoy that hot beverage before it cools off but more often than not, she probably doesn’t.  This mug warmer is the perfect solution.  If you are looking to splurge a little more on the same idea, check out the Ember temperature controlled mug!  

 

 

myCharge Wireless Power Bank – this item is all about convenience!  When mom’s phone is running low, she can simply pull this little device out and set her phone on top…voila, instant quick charging anywhere for Qi compatible devices like the newer iPhones and Android phones.  This power bank is small enough to fit in a purse without taking up much space and packs enough power to charge the typical phone up to 5 times before having to recharge the power bank itself.  Mom can recharge her phone anywhere without having to worry about cables.

 

 

Isotoner Women’s Smart Touch Cable Knit Gloves – I love a good pair of gloves and this pair is absolutely perfect.  Maybe my own kids will get them for me (hint hint!) because not only do they look cute and warm to keep mom warm on-the-go, but they are also touch screen compatible!  I also recommend making it a set and adding in these matching Isotoner cable knit slippers

 

Jaybird RUN True Wireless Earbuds – whether mom loves listening to music while working out, talking on the phone while driving, or just wants a moment of peace and quiet from everything else, these earbuds would make a great gift.  They are water resistant and the case holds another 8 hours of charge for recharging on-the-go.  

 

 

SipCaddy Portable Drink Holder – every busy mom needs a chance to unwind.  This cup holder is a fun gift to let mom know it’s ok to take a break and relax.  This “Mommy’s Sippy Cup” Wine Glass goes perfect with this holder! 

 

 

Oversized C.C. Beanie – for the mom on-the-go, this beanie is just what she needs to keep her head warm!  Comfy, spacious, and a popular brand, mom is sure to be excited when she unwraps her gift to discover it.

 

Sound+Sleep Sound Machine – mom deserves a good night of sleep for whatever she has to come the next day…work, school, appointments, you name it.  I have had this same sound machine for 3 years and it has helped my sleep immensely.  

 

Fossil Fiona Small Crossbody Bag – a crossbody bag can make life so much easier for the busy mom.  Sometimes she only needs space for the essentials.  At an affordable price for a designer brand, this bag is available in several colors.  You’re sure to find a perfect match for mom!  

 

Ja-Vie Flats – that special mom in your life will love Ja-Vie flats.  They are comfortable, flexible, water resistant, and lightweight.  There is no need to wear socks with them as they have their own built-in sock liner.  Plus they come in some pretty cute patterns!  

 

Stay tuned.. if I think of anything else, I’ll be sure to add it to this list!!! 

 

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Family!

2014 Holiday Gift Guide (toddlers, moms, dads, kids, grandparents, and more!)

My favorite season is here and I would love to share it with you!  As you hunt for the best gifts for your friends and family, we here at FamilyCentsability.com are putting together our annual Holiday Gift Guide.

In our gift guide, you will find gift ideas for kids, moms, dads, grandparents, pets, and more!  Many of the products we feature also include a product review so you know just what you are spending your money on.

Please feel free to pop on over and follow Family Centsability on Pinterest!  On our Holiday Gift Guides board you’ll find other ideas we’ve found and shared.  We also have a very popular 15 Minute Baked Apple Cinnamon Roll-Ups Recipe you’ll love this winter!

Keep an eye out for product reviews to be added to the products we are trying out ourselves!

 

For the kids:

CrocLights Gust Boots and Dawson Easy On Sneakers

Ivy Kids Educational Subscription Box

Kreation Krate Kind Kids Craft Box

Lil Gadgets Bluetooth Headphones
Also view on Amazon

Lunatik iPad/iPhone Styluses
Also view on Amazon

Mickey Mouse Toddler Bed from Delta Children

Muck Boots 100% Waterproof Hale Boot

Sesame Street Talking ABC Elmo Figure

Surprise Ride Seasonally Themed Subscription Box

Transformers Rescue Bots Epic Optimus Prime Figure

Zoku Ice Pop Molds and Slush Maker

 

For the ladies:

Aura Cacia Essential Oil Products for Relaxation and Health
Also view on Amazon

Family_Time.Mine Daily Planner

FRENDS Stylish Headphones
Also view on Amazon

Gaiam Fitness & Wellness Products

iFrogz Phone Cases & Accessories

iLuv Selfy and JStyle Runway iPhone Cases

Lepow Poki 10000 mAh charger for phones

Little Pink Tools

Muck Boots 100% Waterproof Hale Boots

My Amazing Blowdry Secret Hair Care Line
Also view on Amazon

Otterbox Commuter Wallet Case
Also view on Amazon

Silk’n Hair Removal Device

 

For the men:

Muck Boots Wellie Style

Otterbox (rugged) Defender Case
Also view on Amazon

Zagg Invisible Shield Screen Protector

 

Press and brands:  Please contact us if you would like your products to be reviewed and included in our gift guide!   

 

Get your Christmas shopping done early with the annual holiday gift guide from FamilyCentsability.com!

 

 

 

 

Protect your tablet with KABOO handbags (and they’re gorgeous!)

This gorgeous purse has a protective tablet pouch and is made of vegan leather!

 

You just got home after a long day at work and pull out the iPad when you notice a big scratch across the screen. Turns out, your keys scratched the screen while they were in your purse.  What if you could have prevented that scratch?  Or prevented that time the iPad slipped out of your hands when walking to the library and crashed down on the concrete sidewalk?

Kaboo has created gorgeous handbags with a protective tech pouch and believe me, you won’t have to worry about a scratched screen or dropped iPad again when on-the-go.

 

But what sets this bag apart from other tablet bags?

 

They are beautiful, well made handbags.  As soon as I saw the Jenna Watermelon, I was smitten.  The outer is vegan leather in a lovely shade of pinkish red.  The interior is an aqua and gray chevron pattern, making my favorite tri-color combination all on one handbag!  The hardware is sort of a bronze color and nicely compliments the bag without being too flashy.  

Check out the upcoming Spring 2015 bags on Kickstarter too – the new styles are beautiful but the campaign ends November 1, 2014 so hurry!

 

It is the perfect size.  The tech pouch standard size tablets, generally even with a case on them.  The tech pouch is 8.5 x 11 x .5-.75 inches and the handbag itself is 13 x 12.625 x 3.625.  I love the size of my  bag!  It doesn’t feel huge and overwhelming, but it is big enough to fit the essentials.

 

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They are functional and versatile. 

I carry in mine:

Your Kaboo handbag could even double as a diaper bag – space for your necessities and best of all, space to keep your tablet protected for when you need it later for the kids, or maybe for you.  Plus the two pockets on the side for a drink for you and a drink for the little one!

 

The pouch is very protective.  The patent-pending tech pouch is reinforced with an impact resistant core inside two layers of foam.  There is space between the pouch and the bottom of the bag, along with padding on the bottom to ensure that your tablet is safe if you were to drop your bag.  Take a look at the drop test video to see the bag in action.

 

KABOO's tech pouch protects your tablet and is so easy to access

 

Your tablet is easily accessible.  With a magnetic closure, the tech pouch is easy to access, removing any laziness you may feel towards putting your tablet away.  Back in college, I remember it being a nuisance to squeeze my laptop into my padded laptop backpack (which was huge and definitely styled towards guys) so occasionally I would just carry my laptop between classes.  That isn’t a good idea amidst the hustle and bustle of college students rushing through the hallway to classes.

 

I’m very happy with my Jenna Watermelon tablet bag and it will definitely be used a lot this Fall and Winter as I upgrade from the tiny cross body handbag that I used through summer.  I have my eye on the matching wallet too ;)  Ooh I forgot to mention those didn’t I?  They compliment the bags nicely and have a wrist strap.  With space inside to fit most phones (again, please see dimensions to ensure your phone will fit if you have a larger phone), you could use the wallet as a quick grab-and-go wristlet.

Remember to stop over and check out the Kickstarter page to see the upcoming styles and campaign information!  If you are planning to purchase a tablet for your wife, daughter, sister, or whomever else for Christmas, a Kaboo handbag would be a perfect surprise for them this Spring!

 

Connect with KABOO Handbags

Website  |  Kickstarter Campaign

 

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.

 

 

 

KABOO’s stylish handbags protect your tablet (new Spring collection coming soon!)

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Hey, tech savvy moms!  I’ve found an awesome brand that you’re going to want to check out.  They’re called KABOO and I’m absolutely in love with their Watermelon colored Jenna Bag (review coming soon..I can’t wait!) but I’m equally as excited with their upcoming Spring 2015 collection!

So, you’re probably wondering…. what’s so awesome about these bags?  

KABOO bags are designed to protect your iPad (or similar sized tablet) while still maintaining designer level style!  Until now, I’ve really only seen bulky bags designed for large laptops, or bulky, manly backpacks.  KABOO has designed handbags you won’t be embarrassed to carry into work or a PTO meeting!  And best of all, inside is a shock absorbing pouch that features similar impact dispersion as a football shoulder pad.  I’m not a scientist, but that sounds pretty protective if you ask me.  But if you have doubts, take a look at their drop test video.

And guess what?  They bags are made of VEGAN Leather!  

To bring new styles into their online store, KABOO looking for support from the Kickstarter community!  They need your support by November 1st to make this campaign a success so I am sharing this with you to help make this happen for them.

For the first few days (starting October 3rd) you can pledge $49 to receive handbag #1 (the gorgeous white one!)  After the $49 pledge expires, the price will increase to $69.  These bags will be produced in February and arrive in March, just in time for Spring!

Head on over to KABOO’s Kickstarter Campaign and check out the details today!  

Remember, this campaign ends November 1st!  

 

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