2017 Mother’s Day Annual Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is this weekend and you still have time to get something online for the mom in your life. This years Mother’s Day gift guide is a great blend of fashion and technology more so than previous years guides. It also includes low budget items as well as high-end products.

Below is our 2017 Mother’s Day annual guide with links and pricing:

Manuka Honey Lip Balm and Body Care Products from Pacific Resources International

Recently New Zealand Importer Pacific Resources International introduced their new Cruelty-Free  Manuka Honey Lip Balm made from all natural organic ingredients. Though this lip balm is an inexpensive gift if you pair it with the other body care Manuka honey products you will have a nice unique gift for moms that likes organic or natural products.  What makes the  Manuka Honey Body Care products unique is that the honey is from New Zealand and imported directly to the United States. To check out all their body care products or to purchase click here. Continue Reading →

Holiday Gift Guide of Charities and Charitable Gifts

If you are looking for a unique holiday gift idea why not give the gift of a donation or charitable gift to or from their favorite charity. In a recent study 79% of Americans said they would rather have a charitable gift given in their name.

I create Holiday Gift Guides every year but I have not done one for charity thus far. That being said here is my first Holiday Gift Guide of unique charities and charitable gifts.

Save the Children

By selecting a gift through this catalog, you are making a donation to Save the Children. Each gift the catalog is representative of resources, services or support for programs provided across Save the Children worldwide movement and may change due to environmental, programmatic and economic considerations. Your donations will be used to provide assistance where it is needed most within that program area or to address similar needs. To view Save the Children catalog click here.

Charity Choice

Charity Choice gifts are actually charity donations that you are making when you purchase a physical card or eCard for special occasions. You decide on the amount you wish to donate. The card-holder (recipient) may designate the funds to the charity they choose from Charity Choice online list. Up to three charities may be selected. The recipient enters their Redemption Code (found on the card) to make their selection. Charity Choice offers a carefully selected list of over 250 major charitable causes and hundreds of local charities to choose from, organized into 13 categories. For more information on Charity Choice or to donate click here.

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Harpers Bazaar has a top 10 list of charitable and stylish gifts. Each gift donates to a different charity and has a different percentage of how much of the proceeds will go to said charity. The gifts start at $38.00 and you can view Harpers Bazaar’s top ten charitable gifts here.

Heifer Internationalheifer

Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty. Heifer International has several different donations options for the holidays to choose from like “Give Where Needed Most” and “Joy to the World.” Heifer International also provides a free custom honor card with every donation. To learn more about Heifer International or to give a gift click here.

UNICEFunicef

UNICEF Inspired Gifts is a program that gives you the opportunity to purchase actual lifesaving items that will be shipped directly from both the UNICEF warehouse in Copenhagen and one of UNICEF’s many suppliers to help children in one of over 150 countries or territories where UNICEF serves. You can choose to give a gift like Backpack Basics or Art-in-a-box, the site has several options to choose from! For more information or to give an UNICEF Inspired Gifts click here.

If the above charity options are not your cup of tea or you have a particular charity you want to donate to the Charity Navigator site is a great tool to help you find your charity. To search for your charity using Charity Navigator click here.

I hope this helps you all in your holiday gift search and Happy Holidays!

Hi-Tech Chic’s Holiday Gift Guide for Girls to Lady Fashionistas

happy-holidays-hi-tech-chicHappy Holidays to all my Hi-Tech Chic Fashionista young and mature! I wanted to put a holiday gift guide together that mixes technology and fashion products for all ages. I also think this guide is helpful when shopping for different women and girls in your family or network of friends of different ages…and maybe you will find something you want to put on your list to Santa as well!

Below is a mix of fashionable  and cute technology products I have either reviewed, saw demos of them or referred by one of my piers.

Hatchimals are creatures that live inside of eggs until they are hatched it’s a surprise of what is inside. Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Hatchimals can’t hatch on their own. Your touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg! Now you get to raise your furry Hatchimal through 3 stages. Teach yours to walk, dance, play games and more. Apparently these were all the rage at the 2016 Toy Fair. They are currently $69.99 and you can purchase them at Toy’s R Us.

WowWee® CHiP™ the robot dog is a Smartpup that you can interact with using the Smartball, train and game with using the app. CHiP comes with a Smartband which enables CHiP to uniquely recognize owner and a Smartbed that CHiP automatically walks to when it needs to be charged. New this year to CHiP is Guard Mode puts CHiP’s motion sensors on high alert, and walking past CHiP will trigger a reaction. They have also have expanded CHiP to 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. You can purchase it at any major store like best buy or online like amazon for $159.99.

Kidz Gear has volume limit headphones called KidzControl™ and are designed to have the safest listening experience for your child. . They have wired, wireless bluetooth and headphones with a mic included. Headphones based on your personal needs start at $19.99 and you can purchase them here.kidz-g

The JETJAT by Mota is an automatic camera Mini drone with one-touch, live wifi, auto landing and throw-to-fly capabilities. This is the perfect gift for kids that want a drone but never flew one before. It’s small and fits in the palm of your hand so if your kiddo flew it inside the house there would be minimal to no damage at all. I also love that the remote is also the dock for the drone so user don’t lose it. It’s that small! (full product to follow)

The Blink Lite is ACTON’s newest and most advanced electric skateboard to date. Weighing in at just 7.7lbs., it is the World’s Lightest Electric Skateboard. Till December 4th the Blink Lite is available for $199.00 when normally it is $399.00. They also have opened up pre-orders for BLINK QU4TRO, BLINK S2, BLINK S pre-order exclusively on Indiegogo. To find out more about the Blink Lite or would like to purchase one click here.

I have been photographed for the past several years trying on oculus products and I have NEVER looked good or cute, just a big dork grasping at air. I am under the impression not even the hottest person on the planet can look cool in them. Google is trying with their Dream Views that have a lightweight stretch fabric in the color slate that makes it sleeker than the normal plastic. The Dream View from Google is $79.00 and you can purchase it at the google store.vr-google

UGG® Tech Gloves with Shearling Sheepskin Cuff  has touch sensitive technology on all fingers and palm. The back of the gloves are polyester/wool/nylon, the palm is leather with Faux fur lining and the cuffs are made of shearling sheepskin. The UGG® Tech Gloves with Shearling Sheepskin Cuff are currently available at Bloomingdales for $85.00.gloves

QBracelet by Q Designs with iPhone Charger is geometric bangle that doubles as an iPhone charger. Simply open the bangle at the hinge to reveal a lightning connector that can boost your battery life by 50%. I personally want the QBracelet by Q Designs for Christmas especially since regardless of how many portable chargers I have I seem to always forget to bring them with me! Maybe they will send me one to review, wink wink.The QBracelet by Q Designs is available at Bloomingdales for $125.00.cuff-charger

Prynt, Get Instant Photo with The Prynt Case for Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 – Black is a case that snaps onto your phone and your phone instantly becomes a Polaroid camera. Prynt saves a video inside each photo by using the Prynt app to unlock and replay the video. Prynt photos do not require ink cartridges and it comes with ZINK Paper. It is currently $149.99 and you can get it on Amazon by clicking here.

HP also has a similar product that is a little more stylish called the HP Sprocket Photo Printer. It does all the same functions and also uses ZINK Paper. The  HP Sprocket Photo Printer is also less at $129.99 on the HP site.

I hope this helps you all on your quest of finding the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life! Happy Holidays!