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Secure Your Spot in the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Making Time's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is in the works and this is your opportunity to gain holiday exposure. Spots will fill up fast so contact me today! #HolidayGiftGuide #HGG #giftideas

No, it’s not Christmas in July. But it is time for me to start working on this year’s Holiday Gift Guide. I want to make sure my readers have plenty of time to plan their shopping lists and maybe even help them add to their own wish list.

Spots in the Gift Guide will fill up fast, so if you would like your brand/product to be considered for inclusion, email me as soon as possible.

Holiday Gift Guide Details

As of right now, I plan to have 4 main categories for the Gift Guide – Babies & Kids, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Home & Kitchen (includes food items).

  • Full feature review within 2 weeks of receiving product ($25 minimum), including pricing and where to buy.
  • Social media shares across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube (if applicable).
  • Links back to the brand’s website and social media accounts.
  • Inclusion in the gift guide, which will be published no later than early to mid-November (this will be a new blog post that includes a photo and link back to the full feature review).
  • Additional social media shares of the gift guide, so it’s double exposure.
  • Optional: Host a giveaway in which the brand will ship the prize directly to the winner. Making Time’s giveaway policy for sponsors can be found here.
  • Optional: Offer readers an exclusive savings code.
  • Optional: Should $75+ in product be provided, the brand will receive a 300×300 side banner ad for 30 days.

If you would like a sponsored spot in the Gift Guide without providing product, there will be a $50 charge (paid via PayPal). If you’d like more info on this option, please email me and I will provide additional details.

Check out the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

Don’t miss this chance for holiday exposure! Email me today because spots will fill up fast!

It’s Never Been Easier to Find Your Lost Stuff #GiftIdea

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea
~This post is sponsored by Tile and contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase.~

Do you know someone who’s notorious for losing stuff? Maybe their keys, or wallet, or maybe even your child has a tendency to lose their favorite toy from time to time. If that happens I know it’s pretty hectic until the toy is found.

Guess what! You don’t have to worry about losing anything important anymore. Just tag it with Tile! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. If and when that something gets lost, recovery is easier than ever.

Tile uses Bluetooth radio waves to communicate with a companion app that’s downloaded once you activate your Tile(s). Anytime the app discovers a Tile, it updates the Tile’s location and notifies you via the app. So for anything you have a Tile attached to, you’ll know its location.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

Let’s take keys for example because my boyfriend is ALWAYS misplacing his keys. With Tile attached, if your keys are within 100 feet of where you are (standard Bluetooth range), Tile has the ability to communicate with the companion app and your phone will locate it. Simply ring the Tile and it will sound a tune, alerting you audibly of where it and the keys are.

If your keys are outside of the 100 feet range, you can check the companion app to see their last known location (the last time you and your keys were within 100 feet of each other). This allows you the opportunity to retrace your steps and find your keys. You’ll actually be able to see a map of the last known location and if you want, can even get directions how to get there from where you are.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

There’s always the possibility that you get to the last known location and your keys aren’t there. No worries because Tile isn’t done helping yet! Using the companion app, you can enlist the help of the Tile community. If I’m a Tile user and happen to come across your lost keys or near them, the location of your keys and attached Tile will update and the companion app can alert you of that. How cool is that?!

The best part about this is that it all happens behind the scenes. I will never even know that I’m helping you find your lost keys, unless you send me an anonymous thank you, which is another cool feature of Tile.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

Common Uses for Tile:

  • Clothing
  • Toys/Stuffed Animals
  • Laptop
  • Purse
  • Cell phone
  • Keys
  • Camera
  • Wallet
  • Car
  • Tablet
  • Remote

Does your child have a favorite stuffed animal or toy that he just can’t live without, or even a favorite blanket? Some Tile users have inserted or sewn a Tile into the stuffed animal. So when your child loses said toy, it’ll be much easier to locate and reunite your child with his cherished friend. It would be just as easy to sew a Tile into one of the corners of your child’s favorite blanket. I mean, if you can avoid a hysterical toddler breakdown, then why wouldn’t you?

This makes me think of Toy Story 3 when Daisy’s family is traveling and they stop for a rest. Daisy falls asleep during the rest stop and her parents forget to grab her best toy friends when they get back on the road. One of those toys becomes a mean, crude, power hungry dictator at a local daycare, making other toys’ lives miserable. This could have been completely avoided if Daisy’s parents had Tile to keep track of her beloved toys and they could have been reunited with Daisy.

Buy Tile Today!

Now that I know you want a Tile or two (or 10! because I know you have someone in mind to gift some to), here’s where to get them. Simply visit Tile online and place your order.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

There are actually two Tile design options to choose from. You can get a Tile Mate, which is designed for attaching to objects like a key chain and features a ring hole in one corner. This option is great for attaching to keys, backpacks, purses, etc.

If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea If you or someone you know is always losing important things, like your car keys, wallet or even your laptop, Tile is exactly what you need! Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device that can be inserted or attached to anything. Head on over to the blog to learn more! #giftidea

Or you can choose a Tile Slim, which is thin enough to be slid into tight spaces, like a wallet. Its thickness is equivalent to that of two credits cards, so it’s pretty thin. You can even stick it to your laptop by using the double-sided adhesive face.

Both Tile Mate and Tile Slim range in price from $25 for one, to $130 for eight (35% savings). But my favorite deal, is the combo where you can get 2 of each for $70 (30% savings). Want more than that? No problem! There are also 8 count and 16 count combo options. Get the whole family covered!

What will you use Tile to keep track of?

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*This post is sponsored by Tile and contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Does Santa need a little help with the gift list this year? Hopefully something in my Holiday Gift Guide will give him some inspiration so he can check everyone off his list!

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus lane.
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
Pullin’ on the reins.
Bells are ringin’, children singin’
All is merry and bright.
Hang your stockings and say your prayers
‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight!

Check out the games and toys that made the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide This and many other household items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide This and many other items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide This and many other items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

*The links contained in this post include affiliate links, in which I may be compensated for your purchase. I did receive some of these items for review throughout the year, but others are items I have personally bought or would like to buy. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brands. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brands. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

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Trendy Butler$65

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Trendy Butler is affordable high-end, name brand fashion that’s picked specifically with a man’s style preferences in mind and delivered right to his door every month. It’s an easy way for men to build a wardrobe without the hassle of shopping.


Mr. Rugged Beard Balm – $17.95

beard

Is there a bearded man on your holiday shopping list? Mr. Rugged Beard Balm is a great product for nourishing and conditioning a man’s beard. It’s has an easy application and leaves the beard looking soft and healthy.


Mantry – $50+

mantry

Six full sized pantry items, delivered right to his door every two months in a handmade wooden crate. The crate also includes new recipes so he can master (or add to) his cooking/BBQing skills.


Echo Dot – $39.99

echo

With the help of the Echo Dot, free up the man in your life’s hands so he can actually get some work done (like finishing his honey-do list).  The voice controlled device allow users a hands-free way of playing music, controling smart home devices, reading the news, setting alarms and so much more!


The North Face Antlers Beanie – $28+

beanie

Most men typically have shorter hair then women and they need to keep their heads warm in colder weather. The North Face Antlers Beanie is available is a variety of colors and stylishly gets the job done.


Groupon Deals – Prices Vary

groupon

If all else fails and you can’t find anything the man on your holiday shopping list will enjoy, check out Groupon. My boyfriend has been saying for a while now he wants to get a pedicure and I found this gem on Groupon in our area just for him.

Would anyone on your holiday shopping list enjoy one of these?

*This post contains affiliate links, in which I may be compensated for your purchase. I did receive some of these items for review throughout the year, but others are items I have personally bought or would like to buy. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brands. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brands. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Her

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Her

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Emjoi eRase e60 Epilator$79.95

This and many other items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The Emjoi eRase e60 Epilator is an easy and effective way to remove unwanted hair for up to 6 weeks. With a 60 tweezer design, it works well on the legs, underarms, bikini area and face.


Ecocentric Mom$25+

This and many other items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Ecocentric Mom is a gift that keeps on giving. As a monthly subscription box tailored to pregnant women, new moms and babies, and even veteran moms, I’m sure you can mark someone off your holiday shopping list. Filled with non-toxic products from beauty care, baby care, home care and more, it’s a gift any mom would love.


Voloom Hair Volumizing Iron – $129.99

This and many other items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Have a lady on your list who wants more volume in her hair? Voloom is one of the newest hair styling tools that offers just that! Go from flat to full in a matter of minutes!


Kate Spade New York 2017 Agenda – $36.00

This and many other items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

This large 17 month agenda from Kate Spade New York sports a classic black and white striped design, and is a great gift for the girl who has a lot to keep track of.


Bath Bombs – $28.95

This and many other items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Every woman needs the gift of relaxation and this bath bomb set will definitely give her a reason to relax.


Mirrorvana Double Sided Magnifying Makeup Mirror – $31.00

This and many other items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Bathroom mirrors and lighting can be horendous when it comes to applying makeup, so the Mirrorvana Double Sided Magnifying Makeup Mirror is a great beauty tool to have handy.

Would anyone on your holiday shopping list enjoy one of these?

*This post contains affiliate links, in which I may be compensated for your purchase. I did receive some of these items for review throughout the year, but others are items I have personally bought or would like to buy. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brands. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brands. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Home & Kitchen

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Home & Kitchen

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Clothespin Magnets by One More Sunshine$9.00 

This and many other household items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

These cute and decorative clothespin magnets by One More Sunshine are great for displaying holiday cards around the home, holding kids’ artwork or the grocery list on the fridge, or even to clip reminders around the workplace. The uses are endless!


Clongs by Dreamfarm$19.99+

This and many other household items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Click-lock sit up tongs = Clongs, which feature a soft tip with a wavy waffle design and flat tip, great for picking up even the smallest foods. The bent handle design keeps the tips from touching the counter top when resting, preventing messes and icky germ transfer to your food. And the click-lock system helps make closure and storage a cinch.Toss your tongs and claim some clongs!


Grab Green Cleaning ProductsPrices Vary

This and many other household items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Save your elbow grease for another day because Grab Green has holiday cleanup taken care of. Their all-natural, non-toxic cleaning ingredients take the effort out of any and all cleanup scenarios. Not to mention the product scents are heavenly!


 Mr. Coffee 4 Cup Coffeemaker – $16.00

This and many other household items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

While it’s name leads you to believe you’re getting 4 cups of coffee, this coffeemaker brews up 2 large cups, making it perfect for personal home or office use.


 Faux Fur Throw Blanket – $27.99+

This and many other household items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

These vibrant and stylish faux fur blankets are perfect for cuddling on the couch and having a Netflix binge.


Sun Washed/Distressed Family Picture Frame – $13.29

This and many other household items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Picture frames are an all-time classic gift for absolutely anyone. The sun washed/distressed design of this 4×6 picture frame is one that will fit in with the decor of almost any home.


 KitchenAid Stand Mixer – $186.00

This and many other household items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Even if you’re not a master baker, a KitchenAid Stand Mixer is a great tool to have around. With all the holiday baking that goes on, it’s sure to get tons of use around the holidays.


Aromatherapy Top 6 Essential Oils Sample Set – $18.95

This and many other household items hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Essential oils have become quite the rage. They help with so many things ranging from relaxation with a little lavender, to easing stuffy noses with a little eucalyptus. Everyone has at least one essential oil they could use on a regular basis and this sample set includes the top 6 essential oils that provide for great everyday uses.

Would anyone on your holiday shopping list enjoy one of these?

*This post contains affiliate links, in which I may be compensated for your purchase. I did receive some of these items for review throughout the year, but others are items I have personally bought or would like to buy. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brands. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brands. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Babies & Kids

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Babies & Kids

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Balance Beans by ThinkFun$17.99

Recommended for ages 5+.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Balance Beans is a logic game, great for introducing children to elementary algebra. Using challenge cards and beans, balance the seesaw using trial and error, and learn math and reasoning skills in the process.


The Story Box – $17.99

Recommended for ages newborn to 6.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

What’s better than the gift of reading? The Story Box helps young imaginations grow by adding new adventures to children’s home libraries.


Educational DVDs from NCircle Entertainment$5.99+

Recommended for ages 1 to 92 (see what I did there, haha?).

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

NCircle Entertainment offers a large assortment of educational movies, shows and holiday specials on DVD. With characters your children already love, there’s sure to be a selection they’ll enjoy having handy.


LeapFrog LeapStart$27.96

Recommended for ages 2-4. Version for ages 5-7 is also available for $27.99.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The LeapFrog LeapStart interactive learning system prepares preschoolers for kindergarten and covers a variety of topics, including STEM, creative thinking and life skills.


KidKraft Transportation Station Train Set – $39.99

Recommended for ages 3+.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

This interactive train set with play mat is sure to get the kids on the right track, train track that is. As they put their conductor hats on and choo choo through the city, their imaginations will ride the rails.


Fisher Price Stroll Along Walker – $19.99

Recommended for ages 9+ months.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The Fisher Price Stroll Along Walker is great for little girls learning to take their first steps. In addition to learning to walk, the walker offers features that are fun and entertaining to smaller children as well – a bear that plays 3 musical tunes, flip book, roller bar and spinners.


 VTech DigiArt Creative Easel – $43.99

Recommended for ages 3+.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

From a light up dry erase board, to a chalkboard, to a drawing table, the VTech DigiArt Creative Easel will definitely bring out a child’s creative side. The light up feature even teaches young minds how to write their ABC’s, 123’s and even how to draw 100 objects and shapes.


Fisher Price 3-in-1 Musical Activity Gym – $23.88

Recommended for ages newborn+.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Whether used for lay and play, tummy time or as a take-along, this 3-in-1 Musical Activity Gym will stimulate your baby’s senses while keeping him nice and comfy. Playtime couldn’t be more fun for baby!


 VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone – $10.99

Recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

There’s nothing baby’s want more than to play with your cell phone. Well, now they can have their own without destroying yours! The VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone features a touchscreen with 12 apps that respond to touch with music and lights. This little toy is full of role play fun and even teaches hand-eye coordination.


Playskool Love2Learn Elmo – $39.99

Recommended for ages 18 months to 4 years.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

What’s not to love about Elmo? He’s a childhood favorite of everyone, even today’s generation of children! Love2Learn Elmo is an interactive plush that when customized will call your child by name and has 350+ responses to the Love2Learn Elmo app games.


Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike – $62.99

Recommended for ages 9 months to 5 years.

This and many other games and toys hit the mark this year and are part of the Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Visit the blog to check out everything that made the cut! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike grows with your child from an infant trike, to steering trike, to learn-to-ride trike and then a classic trike. Three wheels that are so versatile and save you money as your little one quickly grows before your eyes!

Would a child on your holiday shopping list enjoy one of these?

*This post contains affiliate links, in which I may be compensated for your purchase. I did receive some of these items for review throughout the year, but others are items I have personally bought my children or would like to buy for my children. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brands. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brands. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Who Needs to Go Shopping When You Can Have Your Own Trendy Butler #GiftIdea

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~This post is sponsored by Trendy Butler and contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. Product was provided for review, but opinions are still 100% my own.~

My boyfriend is by far the hardest person on my holiday shopping list to buy for. For starters, he doesn’t ever ask for anything (not that this is a bad thing) and on top of that is fairly picky about his style. Anytime I purchase him a shirt or pair of pants, I never know if he’ll really like them until I see his reaction.

Starting right now, I don’t have to worry about this anymore. I’ve decided to get him a Trendy Butler so he can have his own personal Stylist to pick and choose new outfits for him, and then have his very own Butler deliver them directly to the door every month.

Sounds amazing, right? I think I want one too! So how exactly does Trendy Butler work and how do you get one? I’ve got all the answers!

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Trendy Butler is an exclusive monthly subscription service for men (sorry ladies) that delivers two pieces of clothing to your door every month. And not just any pieces, but only the most fashionable pieces from today’s highly influential and trendsetting brands. And get this – both pieces are worth a combined $150+!

Since Trendy Butler is like having your own personal fashion consultant, you’re probably wondering how they determine what to send each month. It’s actually very easy. Just have him fill out an online style profile which consists of choosing his favorite looks, and provide sizing and measurements where appropriate, then Trendy Butler will do the rest. Using the style profile, a Stylist will pick and choose pieces that best fit his style. He may not receive a full outfit each month, but the pieces are meant to help him build a fashionable wardrobe.

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

If there’s ever a time where he may have a special request for a particular piece, for example, say he has a special event coming up and is looking for a great new jacket. He can simply submit a special request and his Stylist and Butler will work their magic.

On the flip side, if he receives a piece that he just doesn’t love or perhaps the fit is a little off, he can return it for free and get a replacement piece delivered in next month’s package, along with the new month’s pieces.

Who knew it could be so easy to have a high end closet with no effort at all?

Here’s a peak at what my boyfriend’s Stylist picked out for him this month.

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

He received a Thomas Payne short-sleeved button up shirt in a red and blue plaid design, and a black pair of Union Brigade chino pants. Of course in his casual as ever style, he modeled his new threads with his shirt untucked. That’s so him! And I never would have picked out this shirt for him, but he really likes it.

The fit of the shirt was perfect, but the pants were a little long. That’s an easy fix, though. Or he could exchange them with Trendy Butler and request the same, or a similar, pair of pants with a shorter inseam.

It just goes to prove how great Trendy Butler really is. This is unlike anything I would ever buy for him, but it still fits his own style preferences and both pieces are so versatile, making them great additions to his wardrobe.

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy Trendy Butler Now!

Want to join me and mark that hard to buy for, special guy off your holiday shopping list? Visit Trendy Butler and sign him up today for just $65/month. This may seem a little steep, but don’t forget that he’ll be getting $150+ worth of clothing every single month.

In fact, the two pieces that came in my boyfriend’s most recent Trendy Butler package were worth a whopping $200 combined. That’s a 67% savings because the package was only $65!

And to make the deal even sweeter, you can save an extra $15 off your first delivery by using promo code STYLIST15!

Trendy Butler is a personal Stylist and Butler, right at your fingertips! Men can build and add to their wardrobe every month without the hassle of shopping because their Trendy Butler takes care of it all. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Is there a guy on your holiday shopping list who could use his own Trendy Butler?

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*This post contains affiliate links, in which I may receive compensation for your purchase.  I also received a sample free of charge.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Getting Holiday Clean is Easy with Grab Green + Giveaway #GiftIdea

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

~ Thank you to Grab Green for providing product for my review. Opinions are 100% my own.~

If you’re hosting a gathering this holiday season, it’s not just the decorations, food and table settings you have to worry about. You also have to think ahead to the cleanup. And nobody likes the cleanup – NOBODY! But with the help of Grab Green, you can save your elbow grease for another day.

Grab Green carries some of my kitchen and laundry favorites, from dishwashing pods to hand soap, all purpose cleaner, laundry detergent pods and so much more. As much as I want to keep them all to myself, their products make daily and seasonal cleaning a breeze, so I just have to share. And on top of their effectiveness, Grab Green only offers products with natural and non-toxic ingredients.

Both our products and formulas are non-toxic: No phthalates, solvents, ammonia, phosphates, fillers, optical brighteners, masking agents or dyes. EVER!

Today I want to focus on holiday cleanup because all those family gatherings are here and there’s no turning back. Just think of all the dirty plates, silverware, pots, pans and even linens and laundry. Yeap, laundry too. If you have family staying over at your house, you’re going to have double the laundry. Ugh!

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

The easiest part of holiday cleanup is throwing all the dishes in the dishwasher, but sometimes standard dishwasher tabs just don’t get the whole job done. I’ve had many occasions when emptying my dishwasher, where I come across some dishes that weren’t clean. There was either some type of residue or even leftover food stuck to the dishes.

That’s not the case with Grab Green’s dishwashing pods. They always leave a film-free finish and streak-free shine. Oh, and the pods come in different scents, too (or fragrance free). The red pear with magnolia is my favorite! I’ve been using this scent regularly and when I open the dishwasher after running a load, the smell is amazing. Even my dish cabinet has a hint of a fruity/floral scent.

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

And those stubborn pots and pans that have the baked on and caked on mess? Grab Green Cookware & Bakeware Cleaning Pods take care of those! This is actually the first time I’ve used these, but after just one use I instantly knew we’d be best friends.

Simply place one pod in the messy dish (or pot, or pan), add hot water and swish it around to release the pod’s cleaning power. Then just let it sit for 5-10 minutes and wipe it clean. It really is that easy!

The Cookware & Bakeware Cleaning Pods come in a tangerine with lemongrass scent and as soon as the water hits that pod, it’s like an explosion of tangerine. When I used one earlier this week, my kitchen smelled amazing for hours afterward.

If you want to try these, I have a special giveaway for you at the bottom of the post. Just keep scrolling! Trust me, these are a total game changer when it comes to cleanup so you’ll definitely want to try them, especially with all the baking I know you have going on!

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen

As for taking care of the linens from the holiday gathering – napkins, placemats, tablecloths, dish towels, dish rags, oven mits, etc. (bet you didn’t realize there were so many linens to wash, huh?) – and all that laundry you now have to do for your in-home guests, you’ll want to use Grab Green’s new Stoneworks Laundry Detergent.

I’ve tried other Grab Green laundry detergents in the past so I couldn’t wait to try the new Stoneworks line, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. I tried the Olive Leaf scent because it’s noted as fresh and fruity, which is right up my alley. Who knew anything associated with olives could smell so good?

And hands down, this is one of the most effective laundry detergent pods I’ve ever used. We have kids, so ketchup is king of condiments around here and that means ketchup stains on everything. After a week of my kids clothing sitting with ketchup stains, Stoneworks Laundry Detergent took out every single one, even without any pre-treatment. That alone says a lot, in my opinion. I’ve actually tossed shirts in the trash because I couldn’t get the ketchup stains out.

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy Grab Green now!

So, what more do I need to say? Grab Green makes holiday cleanup a complete breeze! These products would be great gifts for the host or hostess of your holiday gathering, so order today. I won’t blame you if you sneak a few extra products in there for yourself, either, whether you’re the one hosting or not!

Dishwashing Detergent Pods:  24 ct. ($8.00) / 60 ct. ($16.50) / 132 ct. ($39.00)

Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods: 15 ct. ($5.00)

Stoneworks Laundry Detergent: 50 ct. ($12.99)

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below, where 1 lucky Making Time reader will win a 15 count package of  Tangerine with Lemongrass scented Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods!

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Enter to win a 15 count pack of Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods from @grabgreen! Not only will the cleaner pods lift baked on and caked on messes, but the tangerine with lemongrass scent gives off an amazing aroma. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide #giveaway

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on December 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

*Thank you to Grab Green for providing these cleaning products and inspiring me to keep cleanup effortless. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Holiday Adventures with The Cat in the Hat + Giveaway #GiftIdea

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~Thank you to NCircle Entertainment for providing product for my review. Opinions are still 100% my own.~

One of my favorite things about the holidays are all of the Christmas themed movies. From the old school animated cartoons, to modern movies and even episodes of TV shows. I love them all! In fact, I’m no stranger to watching Home Alone during the summer.

This year, NCircle Entertainment is helping us expand our holiday movie collection by adding a few children’s favorites, including a handful of holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat. How classic is that?

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat: Told from the Cold offer almost two hours of combined fun filled holiday entertainment. And of course, it wouldn’t be The Cat in the Hat without appearances from Fish, Sally and Nick, and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Oh, and don’t let me forget The Thinga-Ma-Jigger. We can’t go on any holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat if we don’t have The Thinga-Ma-Jigger!

Here we go go go go,

on an adventure!

The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away.

Go go go go,

on an adventure.

We’re flying with The Cat in the Hat today!

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Yesterday the kids and I sat down to enjoy our new holiday features and then took a break for some coloring. Not only does NCircle Entertainment provide DVDs, but they also offer tons of educational activities, including coloring pages, mazes, word puzzles, matching and spot the difference activities and even fun online games. It’s all-around “Entertainment that Educates!”

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Since we’d been watching some holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat, I thought it was only fitting that we each work on a coloring page that featured The Thinga-Ma-Jigger and all of our favorite characters. It was very easy to print the coloring pages right from NCircle Entertainment’s website and we all had a great time expressing our creative side.

My kids and I had quite the day with The Cat in the Hat and your family can too! NCircle Entertainment is giving 1 lucky Making Time reader their very own copies of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat: Told from the Cold! Simply enter using the giveaway form below. And don’t forget to check out all the fun little extra activities and games NCircle Entertainment has to offer!

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy The Cat in the Hat now!

When I was a kid I could always count on my mom (or Santa) to fill my stocking to the brim with all kinds of treats and goodies, and DVDs make perfect stocking stuffers! If you want to ensure your child gets to enjoy these holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat, or browse some other holiday titles, simply visit NCircle Entertainment.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! – $8.99

The Cat in the Hat: Told in the Cold – $5.99

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Does your family enjoy taking adventures with The Cat in the Hat?

Connect with In this new DVD, Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You, your children will follow Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends on 6 autumn adventures. Enter now for a chance to win your very own copy! #giveawayWebsite / Facebook / Twitter

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on December 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

*I received samples free of charge from NCircle Entertainment as part of their Brand Ambassadorship.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.