Girly Holiday Gift Guide for Moms, Sisters, Friends & In-Laws

Here are some gift giving ideas for the ladies in your life: friends, sisters, moms and in-laws.

Esio machineEsio Hot & Cold Beverage system combines the best of both worlds
This amazing counter-top unit has the ability to dispense a large variety of your favorite hot and cold beverages from Country Time Lemonade, Crystal Light, V8 Splash, Maxwell House, Apple & Eve juice drinks and many more! My favorite being the China Mist Blackberry Jasmine Iced Green Tea. There are over 30 E-Pak beverage varieties available for the Esio and all are low-sugar and low-calorie. Esio's drop'ndrink™ technology allows your loved ones to instantly switch from cold lemonade to freshly-brewed hot coffee with no taste crossover, which I find amazing, because now my mother can have coffee when she visits and I can enjoy some iced tea. This system also provides significant cost savings, with each Esio drink serving being much more affordable (about $.40 per 8-oz. serving) than single-serve bottled beverages that you purchase at the store. You can pick up a device at over 2,400 Walmart stores across the U.S. and online. I have my machine sitting on my wet bar downstairs and it looks sooo spiffy.Minnetonka Moccasin Women's Britt Trapper Shoe 
Price: $199

Minnetonka Moccasin Slippers just in time for Winter
When I moved into our new home, my mother bought me a pair of these moccasin suede slippers with faux fur lining. Since we have wooden floors, they have been a lifesaver, keeping my feet cozy and warm. Plus, the sole's grip provides traction and keeps me from sliding all over the newly polished floors, especially now that I'm carrying the babies. Available on Zappos and at Famous Footwear, mine are brown with a leopard print fur. I'm wearing them now as I type and plan to pick up a pair for a friend of mine too.
Price: $39.99

Make-Up-Matte BeautyBand Headbands
I never seem to have a hair tie available when it comes time to apply makeup or when washing up, instead my hair will fall into my face and get wet and messed up. Now, however, thanks to these BeautyBand Headbands- a "Customer Top-Rated" item on for once my hair stays in place and I can take the time to pamper. It's plush and felt-like on the inside with six available colors and patterns on the outside. I wish I had these back in college when we had to the share bathrooms though. Price: $9.95
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Give The Gift Of X-Mas Flare For Baby's 1st Christmas!
Deck the halls with socks so jolly! Fa la la la la la la la la! The "12 Days of Christmas" Socks includes 12 pairs of Christmas-themed baby socks (0-6m) featuring candy canes, Christmas trees, snowflakes, gingerbread men and holiday color blocking. The set comes in a clear display gift box with a red-satin ribbon carrying handle. It also makes for a great stocking stuffer.
Price: $9.99  


Bangles for the Preppy Sophisticate
I love how these nautical looking bangles are both fun for work or play. I just ordered the navy bangle for myself and the coral one for ... well, I can't say since she reads my blog :) You can order these fashionable bangles over at
Price: $45 each


  1. Love the hot and cold beverage dispenser. Perfect for my dad who drinks a ton of ice tea! And those bangles are awesome! Probably cheating a bit, but I want one for me! haha

  2. The Esio machine is so cool! Its easy to set up and there are so many options for drinks. I like that it can make coffee for the people that like it (not me or you) and then yummy cold drinks for people that want them (like me and you) with barely any work at all! :o)