My Top Present Picks for 2011

I know, I know. There are only a few days left until Christmas. But, you may still need to get that last minute gift for someone you love. Hopefully this list will help.


  • Champion Me Books – these were such a huge hit with all of my kids. The personalization is better than any other book I’ve found. You won’t be able to get the book by Christmas if you order now, but a gift certificate is the perfect way to go.
  • Gracie’s Gift – this is my must-have book for moms of little girls. Such a sweet story that reminds us that our children are a gift from God. You can order the book from Amazon and you may still be able to get it in time for Christmas. {It’s on sale for just $12.37 and if you have Amazon Prime through the Amazon mom program, you can get free two day shipping or pay $3.99 for one day. Totally worth it.}
  • What’s Eating Your Child? – This is my go-to book for my kids. It’s helped relieve chicken skin and so many other issues just by changing what we eat. Definitely a must have for every family.
  • First Time Dad – Know a man that’s about to become a dad – or is a dad? This is the perfect gift for him.
  • Read & Share Bible for Children – perfect for toddlers. Breaks Bible stories up into small, easy to read sections that won’t go over your little one’s head.


Toys & Kids

  • Joovy Bicycoo – A must have if you have a toddler/preschooler that wants to learn how to ride a two wheeler.
  • Leapfong Peek-A-Shoe Octopus – I haven’t done a review on this one, but I couldn’t resist grabbing it for Gage. Great price on Amazon too – just $19.99, but it won’t arrive until after Christmas. I purchased ours at Walmart for around $25.
  • Vtech Sit to Stand Alphabet Train – another must-have item for babies. {No review on this yet either, but another one that I had to grab for Gage.} Amazon has it for $46 and you can still get it in time for Christmas!


Gifts for Grown Ups

  • Windows 7 Phone – after giving up my smartphone to help cut costs around here, this is one toy that I really really miss.
  • Icon Modus 1 Flashlight – Not just any flashlight. Trendy and super bright, plus it’s small enough to carry in your purse or leave in your car.


Clothing & More

  • Custom Covered Wipes Case – don’t lug an ugly pack of wipes around. Make it special by making it exactly what you want.
  • Boba Baby Carrier – I couldn’t survive without mine. Best infant carrier I’ve found.


What’s on YOUR must-have list this Christmas?

Still Need A Last Minute Gift for Your Man? (Review)

If you’re like me, and put everything off until the last minute, you are probably hitting freak-out mode right about now. Maybe you’re really like me, and you’ve put off getting hubby’s gift until the very last second. I am so bad about that. Luckily, Home Depot and Husky Tools are here to save the day for all of us procrastinators! The best part, most of their gifts are under $20, so you can afford to buy a couple and really impress your hubby… or your dad… or any man in your life.

Husky Tools and Home Depot recently sent me the Husky 13-Piece Powertek™ Precision Cordless Screwdriver Set – ($9.88) to test out.Now, I had originally intended on giving this to hubby and using it for all his screwdriver needs. But, I gotta tell you – I *love* this screwdriver! I cannot even tell you how handy it has come in for things I do around the house. We bought the girls several storage cubes so that we can get rid of their big, clunky dressers in their room. Of course, the shelves all came un-assembled, and with hubby working so many hours because of the holidays, that left me to put them together. (I can hear you laughing. Just stop.) This screwdriver made it SO easy!! In minutes, we had all of the shelves assembled and ready to move into the girls’ room. I was so proud of myself, and couldn’t wait to show off to hubby that I really can do things around here… even at 7 months pregnant! Of course, now that I have this handy-dandy screwdriver set, he may start making me do more around the house. Maybe I should re-think this….

There are several features that I love: It’s battery operated. No cords to mess with, just turn her on and let her go. It’s so easy to use. If I can do it, seriously – anyone can! It goes forward and backward – so if you mess up, it’s easy to un-do what you just did and make it right. (Not that I’d know from experience or anything.) It comes with 12 mini bits that have fit all my needs – it even helped me fix my eye glasses when a screw popped out the other day. And the bits are all in a fabulous little storage case, so they don’t get lost. Easy to stay organized and have everything at the touch of your fingertips.

For less than $10, the Powertek Precision Screwdriver Set would make an awesome Christmas gift – or anytime gift for just about anyone on your list. If you’re into crafts, this would be an excellent tool to have on hand.

My hubby is a big fan of Husky Tools, and they’re always the first ones he’ll look at. You can’t beat the price, or the fact that they’re Guaranteed Forever.

If you still need a last minute gift, run on over to Home Depot and stock up on Husky Tools. You’ll make someone very happy this Christmas!

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Disclaimer: I was contacted on behalf of Iron Bridge Tools aka Husky Hand Tools. I received the item mentioned above to facilitate my honest and full review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way. I have not been compensated in any monetary way for this post.