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2023 Holiday Gift Ideas and Buying Guide | PART 2

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Here are some fantastic gift suggestions for just about everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Welcome to the 2023 Holiday Gift Ideas and Buying Guide  | PART 2

The Lazy Susan Revolution

“Necessity is the mother of all inventions” – and that was true with this as well.

We were sitting with our family around a large dining table, and found that we were all constantly passing around hot dishes, and getting up and walking to the other side of the table to serve ourselves. The typical round lazy susan does not do the trick, for a long table.

The idea of an oblong lazy susan was born.

After a considerable amount of engineering, we created The Lazy Susan Revolution – a long expandable lazy susan, that fits any length table. It satisfied the needs of our family; no more getting up to bring the platters to the other side of the table. Just sit back and relax – push the lazy susan trays around the table and your food is right in front of the family member that needs it.

The Lazy Susan Revolution makes dinner time is so much fun! The kids love it! And so do the adults. Everyone can serve themselves and enjoy without bothering anyone at the other side of the table.

Our Design and Engineering was done right here in the USA. The product is made from the best bearings and plastics to enable smooth trouble-free operation.”

Website | YouTube 

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BOOMIN BELTS

BOOMIN BELTS
Boomin Belts lets you take your music with you wherever you go!  You can listen to music, take a phone call or swap out the speaker with the interchangeable buckle faceplate.  The Boomin Belt is as versatile as it is fashionable.”

“Discover The World’s First Patented Belt Buckle Speaker!

Our goal at Boomin Belts is to create unique and innovative products for music lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Our mission is to bring people together through the power of music and provide a fun and stylish way to enjoy your favorite tunes on the go!

I have always had a passion for music, sports, anything outside, and spending time with family and friends! In early 2021 I was on the golf course with my buddies and one of them was playing music on his phone in his back pocket. We all joked about how great it would be to easily take our music with us on the course verses only in the golf cart! After some extensive research I realized there wasn’t a product on the market that would let me wear my music and look great while doing so.”

Website | Facebook | Instagram |TikTok

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XPlorer Maps

Xplorer Maps
Puzzles, Coasters, Wooden Postcards, Travel Drinkware, Canvas Tote Bags

“The Xplorer Maps journey began with two brothers – a talented, globe-trotting artist and an entrepreneurial geography buff who had a mission to create hand-drawn, antique-style maps of national parks and travel destinations that would make lasting and meaningful connections between people and place worldwide.

Over the past 10 years, Chris and his brother, Greg (Xplorer Maps president and co-founder) have continually refined their vision of using these incredible “story maps” with the opportunity to help local communities raise awareness for conservation and wildlife around the world.

The brothers – a talented globe-trotting artist and an entrepreneurial Montana geography buff – wanted to take their vision to help convey the message about the importance of bringing together art, history, culture, education, and conservation. It is through these beautifully illustrated story maps that Xplorer Maps hopes to provide people with unique memories of wherever their journeys have taken them (and/or where they hope to go) and help raise awareness for the special places in which we all live or visit.”

Website |Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube| TikTok

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Nano-Ojas

Nano-Ojas
All-Season Nasal Support | Everyday Wellness Spray | Multifunctional Repair Spray

“Are you seeking a powerful, all-natural health tool to support the body’s own ability to heal itself?

Nano-Ojas Sprays focus on restoring, re-balancing, and renewing key biological functions by opening up pathways to healing and detoxification, allowing the body’s immune system to express itself naturally in order to repair itself.

It’s not covering up symptoms. It isn’t a cheat code.

This formula simply allows your body to work as nature intended to defend your health and protect your vitality.”

Website | Facebook | Instagram 

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Leveret Clothing

Leveret Clothing
Dog Clothing| Baby Fleece | Kids Pajama Sets | Women’s Robes | Men’s Robes

“In 2007, our mission was inspired from the simple joy that came from matching with loved ones and family.

We wished to create a brand that embodied that joyous feeling, and to share that delight with others. Matching with family and loved ones provides a sense of unity and comfort, while also promoting a feeling of excitement. It was this initial celebration of peace in combination with a love for comfortability, family, and affordability that built the foundation for Leveret Clothing.

Our team here at Leveret wished to create a product that would stand the test of time. Through our classic designs and high quality blend of cotton, we were able to rise to the occasion. With families and comfort at the forefront of our vision, we carefully decided on crafting our pajamas with high quality cotton fibers.

High quality cotton for high quality comfort

Cotton is scientifically proven to provide you and your loved ones with the best sleep possible.

Here´s why:

  • Cotton is hypoallergenic. Since it is not a synthetic fiber, it is sure to keep your skin safe from irritation.
  • Cotton is breathable! Unlike synthetic fibers, it does not trap heat underneath your PJs.
  • Cotton is hydrophilic. This helps wick moisture from your skin to provide you with the utmost comfort possible.”

Website | Facebook |Instagram 

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J’s Natural Beauty

J's Natural Beauty
Passionfruit Body Smoothing Salt Scrub | RESTORE Fascial Serum with Hyaluronic Acid | Orange and Lavender Baby Shampoo & Body Wash | TEN Leave-In Conditioner and Detangler | All Natural and Gentle Neem Pet Shampoo

“Made with real ingredients, this Black, woman-owned business supports women, men, and even our pets to achieve just that – natural beauty! The founder has studied natural, organic, and authentic skin and health care for over a decade and uses her expertise to craft loving products that put you first. J’s Natural Beauty’s products are carefully crafted from hand-selected 100% natural ingredients. Each one is real all the way, meaning no synthetics, parabens, sulfates, or other chemical-based materials that are all too common in the industry. The best part of this natural beauty brand? Everything is affordable and inclusive to all skin and hair types.”

Website | Facebook |Instagram

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Essence Ring

Essence
Essence Nausea Relief Refresh Kit | Pearl Travel Case, Soaking Bay, and Rings | Nasal Ring

“At Essence we have a shared goal to help others live happier, healthier lives each and every day. We began with a simple thought, what if we could utilize the benefits of essential oils at any time of day. Using essential oils is a common practice but being able to discreetly use them at work, on the go and whenever you need, was an issue we wanted to solve. With Essence, we have. Essence is a high grade silicone nose ring infused with quality essential oils. We designed them specifically to sit comfortably at the base of your nose, almost completely out of view.

The Essence ring is available in a wide array of scents and can be reused up to 30 times by infusing the ring with just a small amount of additional oil. Essence was created and is manufactured in the USA. It is currently being used in hospitals, dentist offices, medical spas, day spas, and hotel chains to provide clients and guests a unique and relaxing experience. Consumers love the variety of available scents as well as a blank option that allows the user to scent the ring themselves with their own favorite oils. We also offer bottles of 100% grade essential oil, soaking pods and travel cases.

As we move about the world around us, we encounter all sorts of smells – good and bad. Whether at work, at home, on public transit, flying on an airplane, or really anywhere we go smell is one of our most acute senses, affecting our mood even in the smallest way. People everyday encounter obnoxious odors which effect stress levels, make us gag, and even make our stomachs turn. Conversely, pleasant scents can bring us back feelings of nostalgia like memories of a loved one or a favorite time or place.

The Essence Nose Diffuser allows you the chance to control what you smell each day. Anywhere you go – work, play, or relaxing – use this product to make your experience more enjoyable.

Our mission is to uplift your soul, spirit, and life to improve the way you experience each day. Whether it’s to help you sleep, clear your mind, or simply to reap the benefits of essential oils wherever you go, Essence has the solution for you.”

Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok

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Backyard Candles

Backyard Candles
3-Wick 11 oz. Coconut Bowl Candle | Medium Half Shell coconut Candle  | 12 oz Outdoor Pail Candle

Hi there! My name is Justin Healy, founder of Backyard Candles. Here is our story!

Backyard Candles is a small batch candle company that started in 2017 with an idea. That idea was coconut candles. I was sitting in my college apartment and had just bought a coconut for the next great healthy beverage, or so I thought. After eating all of the coconut flesh (and realizing the beverage industry wasn’t for me) I was left with a coconut shell. Later that day I was sitting on my couch when it seemed as if I just got lost in the flame of one of my burning candles. I snapped back to and knew what I had to do. After 9 months of testing and creating fragrances, Backyard Candles was launched in November of 2017.
My first line, coconut candles, was extremely well received. Coconuts are a waste product so I knew up-cycling them for my coconut candle line would be good for the environment, and provide a unique aesthetic and appeal. As the line began to grow at Backyard Candles I was constantly looking for ways to differentiate and reach new markets.
With the name Backyard Candles, the next thing to do was make a candle meant for outdoor use and keeping the bugs away. That’s when “The Backyard Candle” was born. These candles are made with all natural soy wax, cotton or wood wicks, and pure therapeutic grade essential oils such as citronella and lemongrass.
Then we took it a step further.
Backyard Candles comes from the belief that we all share a collective Backyard, and my goal is to represent ALL backyards and in every form. Hence, our candles are inspired by the elements. Earth, Air, Water and Fire. The four elements come together to create our physical world. As a company, we strive to create deeper meaning and connection with the products we make. Our Earth Collection is represented in the form of concrete vessels, our Air Collection by glass vessels, our Water Collection by coconut vessels, and our Fire Collection by ceramic vessels. This has enabled us to develop a line of products that are truly unique, and representative of our collective experience. Not to mention, the four elements lay within us and we are constantly balancing them and connecting deeper to them through our spirit.”

Website | Facebook | Twitter |Instagram 

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17 thoughts on “2023 Holiday Gift Ideas and Buying Guide | PART 2

  • These are all great gift-giving ideas. But I must say that is the cleverest lazy Susan I’ve seen – I’ll have to pick up one for myself also!

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  • I love supporting brands and companies like these. Backyard Candles is especially up my alley!

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  • I love all of these ideas. I need to finish buying stuff so I will keep some of these in mind. Love those candles!

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  • I love these gift ideas! And I see more than a couple here that would be perfect for some people on my list.

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  • Lots of great ideas here. I always love a matching pj set. I need to get some of those for my family.

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  • So many great gift ideas. I love the backyard candles.

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  • I got us matching Christmas pjs two years ago. I’m not sure where my son’s set went to and if he could even wear it now. I bought them big. I need to go check Aldi I’ve heard they have matching pjs.

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  • That sounds like a wonderful selection of holiday gift ideas to check out for Christmas

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  • The Xplorer Maps story maps are such a unique and thoughtful gift idea, and I’m definitely intrigued by the Essence Ring—what a clever way to enjoy essential oils on the go!

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  • I love the Xplorer idea! It seems like a great way to honor the founders and their cause.

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  • Such a great list of gift ideas. I would love to have the lazy susan. We had one when I was a kid but it was round.

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  • Wonderful ideas! And definitely useful and unique. Love the lazy susan and the travel items.

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  • that oblong lazy susan does seem like a great idea.. and so do those explorer maps..

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  • You have some great finds posted in this blog. I like that I can also find out a bit of information about the company behind the products.

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  • These are great guides of gifts to give to my loved ones this Christmas Day!
    Thank you!

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  • Love all these ideas! But this year I am going to buy matching Christmas clothes from Leveret Clothing. Love their product’s quality!

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  • I see some products that I will be purchasing as gifts for my friends and family. Thanks for sharing these gift ideas with us.

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