This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.
Raise your hand if you are SO not done with holiday shopping. 🙋🏻 Guys – it snuck up on me this year! Moving, a crazy work schedule, and two very active kids don’t jive well with a shop-ahead holiday season. I’m getting there though – and, this year, I’m getting there with you last-minute shoppers. I feel your procrastinating pain.
But never fear – there are still lots of great options available, even if you don’t have the first clue what to buy your loved ones! We all have a few of those completely unpredictable gift receivers in our lives. Recently, I got an opportunity to sample a few items through Babbleboxx that are all incredible for those loved ones in your lives with unique interests. Check out my recommendations below!
For the Health-Conscious Loved One: Waterpik Complete Care 5.0 Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush
I had to fight Noah off for ownership of this one. 🙂 A sonic toothbrush and water flosser is something we’ve both wanted for years, and I can totally tell you that it lives up to the hype! It offers brushing and flossing in one space-saving device.
I’ve never used a water flosser or sonic toothbrush before this experience…and, if I’m being honest, it definitely felt a little different at first. You quickly get used to that though and, if you’re like me, will absolutely fall in love with the unique clean feeling after flossing/brushing. There are three settings (cleaning, whitening, and massaging) on the toothbrush and the water flosser has an adjustable pressure setting, lasting as long as 90 seconds if completely full. I absolutely feel like my entire mouth is much cleaner and fresher-feeling!
For the Fashionable Loved One: Le Tote Fashion Subscription Box
Alright – confession time. I forgot to order this until about a week ago. 🙈 I know – probably not the best intro for promoting something…I just didn’t think I’d like a fashion subscription box! I’m not a big fan of buying certain clothing items online and didn’t think I would care for the things they selected for me.
I was so, so wrong. Guys – the Le Tote box ended up being one of my favorite things in this post (and is something I’d really like to continue receiving in the future…hint hint to the holiday gift givers in my life).
Here’s how it works: for $59 a month, Le Tote uses a proprietary algorithm (using a few questions you answer when signing up) to pick items that are perfect for you and ships them to your door to try out. If they’re not what you want, you get to browse Le Tote’s inventory and pick 3 garments and 2 accessories per shipment that you love. Keep them as long as you’d like, wear them, don’t wear them, whatever…if you want to purchase and keep the items for good, Le Tote offers a special purchase price (usually 20-50% off) on items in your shipment. If you wear it and don’t want to keep it, send it back and get another shipment! Members usually get 2-3 totes per month, but you can get as many as you’d like. I’m putting my first one back in the mail today (which had the Gorjana Mini Circle pendant pictured above, the Noir Button Up Top in that same picture, the Cupcakes and Cashmere Cold Shoulder Top, KUT from the Kloth Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in the first picture, and the Octavia and Company Pave Feather Pendant in the first picture) to get another…I can’t wait!
They stock brands like Nike, Kate Spade, Vince Camuto…trust me, many brands that you’ve heard of and love. This is a great opportunity to try brands that might be out of your price range or fashion trends you’re a little skittish about. This is definitely a gift for fashion-forward loved ones, but might be a great idea for those in a fashion slump too…from a mom that wears yoga pants and workout tops like 90% of the time, I can tell you that this has definitely inspired me to dress up a little bit more and be a little bit more fashionable!
You can purchase Le Tote gift cards (and get more information about the service) at their website.
For the Beauty Guru Loved One: Sabon Cheers to Rose Tea Kit
This set of Sabon Body Scrub and Body Lotion (complete with a cute wooden spoon) comes in a light, lovely rose scent that works well for everyone. It is an incredibly light lotion and provides softness that lasts! The compact size is great for those gift-receivers that are travelers or those that are constantly on the go.
If you have a loved one that loves to pamper herself a little bit but doesn’t do anything big or extravagant, this is a go-to. This would also work really well for teacher/neighbor gifts…and, if you’re wanting a Stingy Santa gift that will be the “must have” at the party, this is a great idea! Click here for more information about the Sabon Cheers to Rose Tea Kit.
For the Family-Centered Loved One: 23andMe DNA Ancestry Kit
You know how everyone has a few things on their “I Want” list, but they just haven’t wanted to splurge on themselves? This has most definitely been on mine for awhile now…I was so pumped to see that it was on my sample list! The 23andMe DNA Ancestry Kit comes with full instructions on how to send your small saliva sample into the company for its DNA test. It is super easy to prepare and, in 6-8 weeks after sending the sample into the company in their pre-paid package, you get an email with a full report on your genetic connections!
I absolutely cannot wait to get my report back. I tried a family tree website a few months ago and just loved learning about my family…but, of course, those aren’t always accurate and can be tricky to navigate. This is a much easier way to learn about your heritage and would be so great for a family member that loves tracing family history. I wasn’t able to find out a ton about my Dad’s side of the family from the website…I’m hoping this tells me a little bit more about that side of my family.
You can get a special offer in 23andMe DNA Ancestry Kits now through December 26th at their website!
For the Techie Loved One: Sandisk iXpand Base
If you know someone who is terrible about backing up their phone, look no further…this is the gift. It makes backing up a phone as easy as I can imagine it being!
The Sandisk iXpand Base has a compact design that easily fits on a desk or a bedside table (which is where I keep mine). It makes backing up your cell phone photos, videos, and contacts as easy as plugging in your phone to charge. Simply plug in the phone charger to back up your phone data simultaneously, without pushing a single button. The iXpand Base even has an app that alerts you when backup has started and finished. My favorite thing is that I am confident my phone will be backed up daily without giving it a single thought! This has quickly become one of my favorite iPhone accessories.
You can find more information about the Sandisk iXpand Base at their website!
For the Photographer Loved One: FUJIFILM instax® SHARE SP-3 SQ printer
I’ll admit – I’m one of those people that takes a bajillion photos on my phone and completely forgets to ever print them. I am the world’s worst photo printer – something that I’m currently trying to remedy (because, let’s face it, what good are those pictures if you never look at them?). So, the FUJIFILM instax® SHARE SP-3 SQ printer came along at the perfect time – it prints photos straight from your phone in a snap!
This printer uses the instax SHARE app to wirelessly print photos straight from your smartphone using FUJIFILM instax® SQUARE film. You simply download the app (on iTunes or Google Play), select your photo (and edit withinin the app if needed), and print using a private Wifi connection with the printer. You can even select photos to print from Instagram by using your unique hashtag!
The instax pictures that you’ll get from the SP-3 printer are absolutely adorable…very vintage-feeling and perfect for display. In my opinion, these photos don’t require a frame even…they’d be adorable on a pin board or a clothes line hanger! I’ve got this one displayed in my office (I just looked over at it while typing this sentence, as a matter of fact) and can’t wait to fill up our home with lots of these adorable photos.
Click here for more information about the FUJIFILM instax® SHARE SP-3 SQ printer!
For the Active Loved One: Arctic Cool Instant Cooling Shirt
Alright, remember how I said I live in workout clothes basically all the time? It goes without saying that I know quality, long-lasting workout gear when I see it…and this shirt from Arctic Cool is absolutely going to be a staple in my closet for a long time!
The Arctic Cool Instant Cooling Shirt uses a technology called HydroFreezeX to keep moisture away from your skin and to keep the fabric of the shirt cool. This technology can lower the fabric temperature as much as 30 degrees, keeping you cool during intense workouts. (I’m going to love this during South Mississippi summers!)
If you have an active friend or family member in your life, this is the gift for them – and, never fear, Arctic Cool has an entire line of apparel that includes T-shirts, tank tops, and other accessories for both men and women. You can check out their full line of activewear here!
And – I’m super excited that Arctic Cool has offered a giveaway on this post! Enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below. I’ll close entries on this one at 11:59 pm on December 17th and email a winner the next day. Entrants must be US residents age 18+, no purchase necessary. Good luck!
And a huge thanks to all of the fabulous companies that participated in the sampling campaign for this post!
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