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2021 Holiday Gift Ideas and Buying Guide: For Home and Family

Disclaimer: Beautiful Touches has received items from some of the brands below to facilitate this publication, which is part of our Gift Ideas and Buying Guides series of posts. All info on products/services come directly from brands.  Any opinions stated are those of the authors.

What a wonderful time of the year for the whole family…babies, kids, adults and our 4 legged friends! So many fantastic offerings from great brands for this holiday season. Welcome to the…

2021 Holiday Gift Ideas and Buying Guide: Home and Family


KURU Footwear

Kuru DraftKuru Footwear


“World’s most comfortable shoes with KURUSOLE technology for pain relief beyond belief. Wear them for Trail, Travel & Town.

Whether you need walking shoes or comfortable shoes for work, look no further than the patented KURUSOLE. Unlike anything else, KURUSOLE dynamically flexes with each step to redirect impact and shield your heels from stress. The result is the most comfortable footwear with incomparable cushioning and support that feels like a hug for your heels!

We’re on a mission to eliminate foot pain around the world, and a solution as simple as slipping into your most comfy shoes is a key part of that goal. Over the years, we’ve heard from hundreds of thousands of people who say the most comfortable shoes from KURU Footwear have changed their lives for the better. Best of all, we make it easy to see if KURU is right for you with free returns and exchanges for 45 days!”

KURU Footwear makes the most comfortable shoes for women and men, so you can free yourself from foot pain. Each pair is designed from the ground up to get you back to doing what you love! Because we build our trio of technologies into every pair, you can experience Pain Relief Beyond Belief in work sneakers, comfy shoes for around the house—or any other style that catches your eye!

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iLive  Electronics

iLive Electronics

With close to 50 years of experience, we are driven to bring you the latest in technology at affordable prices. Packaged in world-class designs, our products offer exciting, innovative features with a quality and affordability that you can depend on.

We work to provide these qualities throughout each of our brands, supplying Americans with millions of consumer electronic products every year.

40” wireless soundbar that comes with a remote to control sound with a 60-foot wireless range capability, optical audio input (cable included) and Bluetooth capabilities. The perfect upgrade to any entertainment system to experience crisp, clear sound.

Founded in 1971, Digital Products International, Inc.’s headquarters and distribution center is located at a state-of-the-art, 330,000 square foot facility in downtown Saint Louis, Missouri.






(A Retail Resource Group, LLC Brand)Retail Resource Group was founded in 1998, as one of the first vendors in the travel drinkware industry. For the last 22 years we have remained focused on our vision to be leaders in our industry through our unique design innovations and our superior quality product offerings. We have enjoyed great mutual success by partnering with the largest retailers and private label brand customers in the USA and Canada with our wide patented assortment of hot and cold beverage tumblers and hydration bottles.

The MyBevi brand is made for true individuals, those who don’t settle for undistinguished, off-the-shelf products. At MyBevi, our motto is “Drink Life to the Fullest”. We make products that are as unique as you are, that will fit with your life and style, and go with you wherever life takes you, all the while reducing the waste of single use beverage containers. We craft exceptionally made products that are built to carry the beverages that make you, you. Whether you prefer a robust Italian coffee, a refreshing fruit fusion or good old H2O, MyBevi has a product companion to help you enjoy your favorite beverage in style, and at the perfect temperature.

We invite you to enjoy our assortment of premium MyBevi products.

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BOOST Oxygen

Boost Oxygen


Boost Oxygen is portable 95% pure supplemental oxygen, no prescription required. It is used by older adults, athletes, people at high altitude regions and those experiencing poor air quality. Visit to order online or find a store near you.

Did you know the air we normally breathe contains only 21% oxygen? The majority is useless 78% nitrogen. Boost Oxygen provides nearly 5X the amount of pure oxygen we normally breathe. Boost Oxygen canisters are portable, lightweight and 100% recyclable.

The Boost Oxygen Holiday Sale: Featuring Our Popular Candy Cane Peppermint Holiday Canister Is there someone on your NICE list that enjoys Boost Oxygen 95% Pure Oxygen? We’ve got the perfect Christmas gift to put under the tree for them! Our Boost Oxygen Holiday Sale features our special Christmas Canister (Candy Cane stripe design with natural Peppermint aroma) along with FOUR Pocket Size Boost Oxygen canisters that make GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS! You’ll also get a Boost Oxygen Beanie Hat and Boost Stickers. We ONLY manufacture our Christmas canister once a year for the holidays and it’s extremely limited, so once we run out the sale will be over! Order early to make sure you don’t miss out! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from everyone at Boost Oxygen! YOU GET: (1) Large Special Limited-Edition Christmas Canister (Peppermint Aroma) (4) Pocket Size Boost Oxygen Canisters (2 Peppermints, 1 Natural, 1 Menthol-Eucalyptus) (1) Boost Oxygen Beanie Hat (2) Boost Oxygen Stickers FREE SHIPPING! Just $39.99

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Laika Pets
Why Choose Laika Cat Drinking Fountain?🐱Ultra-Quiet & Professional Pump – Our sleep level ultra-quiet pet fountain pump is lower than 29DB during operation, which can be used in the bedroom. No worry about scaring your pets or disturbing your daily life even at night. / ♻️100% Biodegradable and Compostable – LAIKA pet poop bags are vegetable-based materials made from corn starch (an annually renewable resource) and other bio-based proprietary components, 100% compostable and 100% biodegradable. / 🐾THE BEST VOTED DOG BED The Laika Sleeping Bed is designed for the most comfortable snoozing experience possible. The round shape creates a safe atmosphere, while the soft, faux fur promotes deeper rest. The bolstered edge is perfect for burrowing and provides additional neck and head support. Easy and convenient to clean, give your dog the restful sleep they deserve!

LAIKA (Лайка) was the first Soviet dog to go to space, and made an indelible contribution to mankind’s manned aviation industry. Established in 2018, LAIKA has 5-year experience in the field of electronics and pet products cross-border e-commerce, commits to bringing the best quality pet products to pet families around the world. We are facing the global pet raising population who are pursuing high safety, high quality and high cost performance. Our products cover pet water fountains, pet brushes, pet leashes, pet chewing balls, pet poop bags and other nail products, including pet nail clippers, pet nail grinders, etc.
All for my furry friends.
Awards: GDC, Taihu Award, POTW

A company of pet parents who have been leading the charge of innovation within the pet care industry since 2018. We create the most pet-focused products that are intelligently designed with the inner needs of your pets in mind.

Our name embodies the spirit of contribution inspired by Laika the famous space dog.
We create innovative products intelligently designed around the needs of your pets and envision a world where every fur baby can live a long and happy life.

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Think Fun Games


At ThinkFun, we create addictively fun games that sharpen your mind!
For over 30 years, ThinkFun Inc. has been dedicated to creating games that spark curiosity, cultivate confidence, and nurture life-long learners. Its games encourage interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM), while generating excitement for a world of learning through play. Innovation, creativity, value, and fun are the four elements that comprise the development of every game. Ignite the mind, and change the world for each player.

NEW Fun from Think Fun Games

My First Math Dice®

My First Math Dice® Turns Simple Math Into A Fun Game Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal AwardChunky dice and colorful counter chips help build pre-Kindergarten math confidence. Play is quick and teaches number sense & focus. Type: Math Dice Games New Games Skill: Logic and Problem Solving Age: 3 and Up Players: 2 Player Instructions: View PDF Features: 30 Counter Chips 2 Dice 2 Chip Towers Instruction Guide

Block Chain™ Unicorns

Game-Go Bag Block Chain™ Unicorns Linked Brainteasers Unlock your imagination with Block Chain™! Each set of unique brainteasers includes 3 different types of puzzles, with 3 distinct levels of play. Block Chain cubes can be expanded and rearranged to form lots of different face combinations – can you discover the correct solution? The three puzzles in each set are thematically linked and feature fun, original artwork. Collect them all! Type: Brainteasers New Games Skill: Logic and Problem Solving Visual Perception and Reasoning Age: 8 and Up Players: 1 Player Features: 3 Linked Puzzles

Cold Case: A Pinch of Murder™

Cold Case: A Pinch of Murder™ SOLVE THE MURDER THAT STILL TROUBLES THIS SMALL ENGLISH TOWN. In 1983, Harold Green, a sweet old man adored in his community, planned to attend his church’s annual summer fair in Melmbury, England. When he never showed up, a casual search led to the discovery of his dead body. The murder was never solved. In Cold Case: A Pinch of Murder, YOU investigate the death of Harold Green and attempt to solve the crime. Inside the box, you will find realistic documents pertaining to the crime, containing everything you need to crack the case. Examine the clues, piece together the evidence, and solve the murder! Then submit your answer online to see if you are correct and have finally brought Melmbury the justice it deserves! Great for a small group of friends or a single-player experience, Cold Case: A Pinch of Murder integrates puzzle-solving and crime fiction into an immersive investigative experience. Do you have what it takes to solve the Cold Case? Type: Family Games New Games Skill: Logic and Problem Solving Visual Perception and Reasoning Age: 14 and Up Players: 1 to 4 players Instructions: View PDF Features: Note from the Police Newspaper Clipping Local Map Suspect Photos & Interviews Witness Statements Crime Scene Report & Photos Floor Plans Event Documents Autopsy Report Background Check Newsletter Bus Timetable Insurance Report Police Call Logs CCTV Capture Handwritten Note & More Evidence!

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Breaking Games

Breaking Games

Breaking Games is an award-winning tabletop game publisher and manufacturer, dedicated to providing fans with the best in card and board games – in design, game play, and interaction. In its first two years, Breaking Games developed Mensa Select winners for 2015 and 2016, as well as IndieCade finalists, and multiple games in Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble and local game stores in the US and worldwide. Breaking Games directly works with independent designers on design, development, art, and promotion to bring their vision to life. Breaking Games is proud to produce some of today’s most innovative family, strategy and party games.

Stripes 2021 MENSA Select Winner! Lining up has never been so much fun! The race is on to be the first to create a single line in this totally original, strategic card game. Use 60 Stripe cards to create your tableau of stripes, then mix in 7 Action tiles to advance further or disrupt the stripes of others. $20 on

Stars Align: Recommended by MENSA!  The stars are out, and players take turns spotting their color stars in the sky by playing constellation cards to the map. Once the sky is full of stars, they start to twinkle, or flip to the reverse color. When the same color stars create a line across the night sky, they shoot and disappear! The first stargazer to catch 5 shooting stars is the winner!  $15 – sold on and at Walmart

Cafe Chaos: Join James and friends in the world’s most chaotic food fight. Dodge and throw epic food combos to avoid being eliminated. Who will reign supreme in this chaotic food frenzy? Each round of Cafe Chaos gets more chaotic as events are triggered in the school cafeteria. Watch out for school bullies, poisoned food, and characters throwing epic food combos! So if you like food and card games, this is the game for you. Sold at and Target

POOP: Take turns pooping but don’t clog the toilet! Some cards make players perform crazy acts. Created by kids and adults for kids and adults. Kids love it because of the silly designs and opportunity to make poop jokes. Adults love it because POOP makes them act like kids. $10 – sold on and at Walmart.

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Unstable Unicorns

Unstable Games


For the past few years, our team’s mission has been to design highly interactive games that are worth playing over and over. We want our games to bring people together, to help them express themselves, and ultimately make the world a better place.

We are a team of creators down to our core, and we’ve identified four core values that serve as our guiding principles. These values have helped us at every turn when collaborating, pushing our creative limits, and building our brand.:


From the creators of Unstable Unicorns, Here to Slay is an adorable and brutal new card game that is perfect for players of all skill levels, whether you’re just entering the world of role-playing games or honing your masterful skills.


Deck the halls with Unicorn folly! In the Christmas Special Expansion Pack, go caroling, build a Snowmancorn, and (of course) procrastinate your Christmas shopping! Whatever you do, remember to jingle all the neigh! This pack includes new Characters cards, Magic cards, Upgrade cards, and Downgrade cards.


Introduce younger players to a magical world of Unicorns and strategy games with Unstable Unicorns for Kids! Our team has designed all-new artwork, cards, and characters to delight our littlest gamers while remaining fun and engaging for parents.

This charming game box contains 80 cards and 1 rule book.


Daring Contest is a fun and fast-paced party game where you compete against your friends to earn the most points by proposing the best and wildest combinations of Dares — and then performing them! The crazier it is, the more points you’ll get! But don’t just throw in anything — if you can’t perform your chosen Dare, you’ll lose the points and will be doomed to suffer the ridicule of your friends for all of time (or at least for the rest of the game). 4-8 players 30-45 minute play time Ages 18+ Difficulty to learn: 1/10 Strategy level: 1/10

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Toca Life Box

Toca Life Box


We’re a play studio that makes digital toys for kids. Our apps offer open-ended, gender-neutral fun with no third-party ads.

Kid-led discovery

Our boxes are designed to be easy to understand for independent play, with only minimal help from grown-ups needed. See what your kids can do!

You’ll get a box stuffed to the brim with make-and-play activities, toys and letters each month.

Each box is packed with activities, games, and rare items to spark kids’ imaginations. There are no rules, no boundaries and no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to do anything, just hours of fun, imaginative play!

For age 3 -11,  Sago Mini or Toca Boca

Toca Life Box takes kids offline and brings the characters and attributes of Toca Boca’s award-winning virtual world to life with hands-on “boxed” experiences that foster STEM skills in the form of games, toys, arts & crafts, and imaginative play. The appeal includes the translation from screen to a tangible reality; encourages the development of a range of skills, self-expression, and self-confidence; provides activities that are sustainable after projects are completed; gives kids something to look forward to per subscription; is easy and convenient; and is a desired gift for anyone to purchase a child, especially for Holiday 2021.

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Lavley is a lifestyle products and apparel brand that celebrates self-expression with a bit of attitude! Life is short, live it Lavley!

Based in Colorado, our team creates socks, oven mitts and other fun novelty items that bring some playful self-expression to our everyday lives. Our products are as unique as the individuals that receive them. They are thoughtfully crafted to get a reaction and spread joy through witty sayings, bold colors and captivating designs. We especially love seeing the smiles our products bring when gifted to others. You’ll find there’s something everyone can enjoy among our growing selection of items.

We take pride in the quality and use only premium materials that will last for many years. We test all our new ideas on ourselves, our friends and our families so that we only bring to market products that we love and would actually use ourselves, which we do ; )

Cute Christmas socks are always a win around the holidays, especially this 2 pack of knee highs! Made with a premium cotton blend that gently hugs the legs and feet, these socks are designed to keep you warm and cozy, whether you’re on the couch, baking cookies for Santa or opening presents. One pair features gingerbread cookies, chocolate chip cookies and milk, while the other pair features candy cane stripes. It’s the perfect combo for someone one who truly appreciates the sweetness of the holiday season! PRODUCT DETAILS: Knee Length One size fits most (U.S. Men’s size 6-13, Women’s size 7-11) 85% Combed Cotton, 10% Spandex and 5% Elastic Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low. Do not iron.

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Old Trapper

Old Trapper



Old Trapper Beef Jerky has been making the best smoked meat snacks for 50 years. We’re in Oregon, but you can find us anywhere!
Since 1969, Old Trapper has been dedicated to providing the highest quality, best value meat snack available. Our family run business has been a national brand for over
40 years. Our flavor and consistency is time-tested, and consumer preferred, leading to repeat sales.
Our full line of high quality, naturally smoked, meat snacks are presented in state of the art packaging, to ensure the freshest product available to the consumer. We market
products with a top of the line selection of retail racking to successfully draw attention of consumers.
Old Trapper Sales Representatives use an unparalleled knowledge of the marketplace to partner in a profitable business relationships for the long term. Industry leading fill
rates and service make Old Trapper the natural choice for your stores.

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Erin’s Elderberries

Erin's Elderberries

A premium elderberry syrup company run by a Certified and Registered Holistic and Nutrition Coach. Erin is a proud Mama of a 5 year old, who she created her recipe for when he was 1. She uses only organic ingredients and local raw Virginia honey. ⠀

Elderberry Syrup…Using USDA Certified organic ingredients, and locally sourced honey, the syrup is sweet and refreshing. And Kid approved!! Choice of glass or BPA free plastic!

Stocking stuffer alert! Our mini jellies are crowd pleasers and make perfect stocking stuffers for everyone on your list! For only $3.50, give a gift that will make them smile! Pick from elderflower, elderberry, or Aronia mini jellies!⠀

Meet the Bee Lover Set, a small gift perfect for friends, family, or a teacher! The set comes with a jar of honey and a medium-sized beeswax wrap. The gift is set in crinkle paper with a wooden honey dipper and wrapped in a fun ribbon to match the occasion. If shipped, this comes in a larger box so that it can still be unwrapped by the receiver!⠀⠀

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Karviva Unwined by Karuna

Karviva Unwined

Karuna Prebiotic Whole Plant Wellness drinks, inspired by Ancient Wisdom, Backed by Science.

  • The First of Its Kind – Unlike other nonalcohol wines, our alcohol-free juice blend doesn’t go through the labor-intensive and wasteful de-alcohol process. It’s a functional wine replacement drink that delivers a wide array of benefits.
  • Your Healthier Choice of Non-Alcoholic Wine Replacement Juice – It’s an innovative plant based functional drink that’s gluten-free and non-GMO. Our non-alcohol social enjoyments wine alternative doesn’t contain added sugar or sweeteners. Plus, each of these non alcoholic bottles only has 80 calories.
  • A Sophisticated Blend of Fruits and Herbs – We use only premium quality ingredients in our alcohol-free wine. These include healthy powerhouse superfoods such aronia berry, dark cherry, schisandra berry, mulberry, and pear.
  • Enriched with Adaptogens – The adaptogenic properties of mulberry and schisandra in our non alcoholic wine whole foods juice blend are known to strengthen immune function, alleviate stress, ease the mind, and protect the heart.
  • Combats Swelling – Our non alcoholic Malbec wine burgundy-red juice is infused with dark cherries and aronia berries. These super-fruits help decrease swelling and reduce soreness.

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March Party Goods


We are March, a creative and playful party goods company, obsessed with pattern and design. We think the details of everyday life—the wild constellations of objects that surround us—should be lively, beautiful, even inspiring.

We’ve been designing luxury wallpaper together for years at makelike design. Now that our lives are full of kids, grandkids, and many birthday parties, we’ve found that beautiful and environmentally friendly party goods are difficult to come by. March was born from our collective desire to create beautiful, quality party goods that are produced with ethical and environmental values. We design and illustrate our wrapping paper and party goods from our studio in Portland, Oregon.

Our products are available for purchase directly from us in our online shop. If you would like to carry March in your store, or discuss a commercial order or custom product, please contact us. We’d love to help out!

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What is a Swedish Dishcloth (Swedish Sponge Cloth)?

We’re glad you asked! Welcome to the ultimate guide to Swedish dishcloths: in the sections below, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about these ultra-absorbent, ultra-versatile cleaning tools. But first, let’s cover the basics. What is a Swedish dishcloth?

A Swedish Sponge Cloth is a reusable, compostable cloth that can be used to clean in replacement of paper towel and plastic sponges. They are an established must-have in Scandinavia – and for good reason! Swedish Sponge Cloths are the perfect solution to decreasing waste and embracing an environmentally friendly home. Best of all, you can do it all without sacrificing an ounce of cleaning power.

But why would you need a Swedish dishcloth when you already have a fully stocked kitchen of paper towels and sponges? Whether you are looking for sustainability, affordability, or just plain old efficiency, a Swedish dishcloth may be exactly what you are looking for. Keep reading for some pretty compelling reasons to make the switch to a Swedish Sponge storage routine.

A portion of the proceeds from Ecologie sales goes to Education Without Borders (EwB), a non-profit organization created in 2002. Education without Borders provides educational opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk children through initiatives in South Africa and North America, including after-school support programs in Math, English, Science, school leadership and youth mentorship. Learn more at

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