5 Easy Peasy Photo Gifts

It's not too late to give the gift everyone loves: their favorite faces or places on a gift. I love giving photo gifts because they fit everyone and everyone is sure NOT to have it! But my laziness gets in the way and I end up dropping the ball. Which is why these photo gifts are so awesome: they are a SNAP to make! … [Read more...]

Gifts For the Girl Who Has Everything

Got a hard to shop for woman in your life? This is the gift guide for you? These gifts should tickle her fancy. … [Read more...]

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Gifts

When thinking holiday gifts, don't discount food and drinks! Edible gifts are great because they are meant to be enjoyed immediately, often inexpensive, and take up no room (once consumed.) Plus if the recipient doesn't love it, these gifts are easy to pass along. Here are ten of my favorites to give and get. … [Read more...]

Gift Guide : Everpurse

Have a tech diva on your list? This year's must have crossover tech and fashion accessory--also known as wearable tech--is the Everpurse. It is a clutch purse that charges your smartphone. Yep, you read that correctly. A chic and stylish handbag that keeps your phone charged on the go with an integrated smart phone charging pocket. A perfect holiday gift for the lovely lady in your life (hint, hint.) Or yourself! In case you're interested, here's a great review by Cristi of Motherhood Unadorned. And if you'd like to purchase your own, go to Everpurse.com and enter this special code THEGUAVALICIOUSLIFE13 for 5% off your purchase. (Please enter this code at checkout where it asks for a gift card code.) Available in fabric and leather in many beautiful colors, Everpurse is small enough to be used inside a larger purse or used by itself as a clutch. There is also an optional wrist strap or shoulder strap available. Retail price: $189 to $329. … [Read more...]

Gift Guide : Mighty Leaf Tea Gift Sets

As a tea drinker, I sometimes feel left out of the red cup craze of the holidays. Gift sets for coffee drinkers abound while us poor tea drinkers are left clutching our tea bags and seeking the aisles for holiday blends. If you have a tea drinker in your life, indulge them with one of the Mighty Leaf tea gift sets. I was lucky enough to receive the Chai Tea Collection set to review. Chai Tea Collection Gift Set description: "Take a journey to a colorful and aromatic street market in Bombay with the Mighty Leaf Chai Tea Collection set. Become your own chai wallah (a chai tea maker in India). Steep Mighty Leaf Tea Bombay Chai in our insulated stainless steel mug with lid. Add steamed milk and sugar and and inhale the aromas of cinnamon, ginger, pepper, cardamom, clove and star anise. The 12 oz mug is 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall insulated to keep tea hot or cold longer. Includes 15 pouches of Mighty Leaf Tea Bombay Chai, a lively whole leaf Indian black tea flavored … [Read more...]

Gift Guide : The Why Book

The average six year old asks why 122 times a day. (Is that all? My kids are positively advanced then!) The Why book gives you at least one day off, addressing more than 200 questions. With colorful photos and vibrant illustrations, X-Why-Z delivers age-appropriate answers to questions ranging from “Why do I sneeze?” to “Why is grass green?” Crafted by the editors of the award-winning TIME For Kids classroom magazine, is age appropriate, informative and entertaining. It's a great reference book for children and a fun conversation starter for parents and kids. From animals to plants, from the human body to history, the new book X-Why-Z helps children ages four to six better understand the world they live in. Presented by Time Home Entertainment Inc. and the editors of TIME For Kids, X-Why-Z (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; $14.95) is on sale now and available at www.timeforkids.com/xwhyz and at retailers nationwide. Here's some questions from the book for you; amaze your kids … [Read more...]

Gift Guide : Mabel’s Labels

Sometimes you need something small for a gift. Perhaps for a night of Hanukuh or maybe to give out to friends at a party. Or, like our family, you put your shoes out on December 5th to see what St. Nicolas might leave you to celebrate his special day. Really almost any reason will do for snagging some of Mabel's Labels Write Away labels. They are perfect for kids, teachers, teen girls, and anyone else who likes to LABEL EVERYTHING. Here's what The Guavalicious Life contributor Mama Staci had to say about them: … [Read more...]

Gift Guide : Disney Classics

Thank you to Disney and the One 2 One Network for sponsoring this gift guide gift and giveaway! Who likes to whistle while they work? Who doesn't?! Since a great part of my day is spent either in my car or sitting in my home office, I control the airwaves. Sure I could listen to my favorite music. But that's rock and to paraphrase Nick Hornby, 99% of rock music is depressing. So it's good to change it up and listen to some songs guaranteed to lift your mood. Even cynical me is transported back to childhood when I hear songs like "You Can Fly, You Can Fly, You Can Fly" and "A Spoonful of Sugar." Give your friends and family the gift of joy this season with the new Disney Classics box set. It's available for pre-order now. The big release is November 12! This makes a fabulous gift because it is something that the whole family can enjoy together. Plus it makes the trip home from holiday travel a lot more fun. Find out more details and how to win below! The box set … [Read more...]

What Your Wife REALLY Wants for Mother’s Day

This one is for the boys. Though I imagine it's more the ladies reading it. And ladies, if you didn't start singing the Spice Girls song as you read this then I don't know if we can be friends any longer. … [Read more...]

Friday Five : Green Gifts Guide

In the interest of sharing lots of different ideas this holiday season, I wanted to share the Green Bride Guide's FIVE GREEN HOLIDAY GIFTS UNDER $25. You can go green and stay under budget! Click through for the choices! The Green Bride Guide, the nation’s leading resource for eco-friendly wedding ideas, product and services, offers five great green gift ideas for under $25. The Green Bride Guide website was launched in 2009 by environmental lawyer Kate Harrison after her book, Green Bride Guide, became a best-seller in the wedding category (Sourcebooks, 2008). Five Green Gifts! 1) HAPPINESS WOODEN COASTER SET Price: $24.95 for a set of four Description: This set of four coasters is handmade from the branch of a fallen maple tree, making them a unique and eco-friendly gift or decor piece. The coasters are kept as natural as possible. The bark has been removed and each one has been sanded smooth on all sides. Each coaster is finished with 2 coats of water … [Read more...]