Tea for Two with Mr. and Mrs. Tea Infusers

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Afternoon tea just got a whole lot cuter! We are pleased to bring you an adorable gift for the avid tea drinking couple! The tea infusers, 1 pink and 1 gray are made of pure food grade silicon rubber that can withstand extreme temperatures and heat evenly. They also have a matte finish that ensures a firm grip. The infusers are dishwasher and microwave safe.

mrmrstea_thumbSimply twist the infuser at the waist and fill the bottom with loose leaf tea (large leaf works best). Replace the top and attach the arms to the outside of your cup. Fill your cup with hot water and the Mr. and Mrs. Tea infuser will make tea in minutes with no added taste or odor. Grab the top of the infuser to remove without burning your hands. After the infuser has cooled, twist again to easily remove the tea and discard. Mr. and Mrs. Tea is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

We love how easy the infusers are to use, to clean and are eco-friendly. What a great conversation piece for your next cup of tea with friends.

Gift Mr. and Mrs. Tea to your favorite couple, spring weddings or your son and daughter. The infuser set comes packaged in a giftable box but can also be split up and gifted separately. The set retails for under $15 on Amazon.com with free Prime Shipping and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Easy DIY Easter Treat Favors for Teachers, Neighbors, Friends, Family and more!

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Are you having friends or family over for Easter? Need a small gift to send to those across the miles? We’ve put together easy DIY Easter Treat Favors that are as yummy as they are adorable. First, you’ll need to gather the supplies from your local Dollar Tree.

You’ll need: (makes 6 favors)
Bag of green decorative shreds (1 bag will be enough for approx. 8-10 favors)
2 packages of carrot container “eggs”
1 package of bunny favor boxes (8 boxes per package)
2 packages of speckled jelly beans

Simply fill your favor boxes with green shreds so the favor box is halfway full. Open the carrot container “egg” and fill will jelly beans (pic below). Place the carrot in the favor box and fill will more green shreds to taste.

This is a great gift for kids, to use as place cards for a casual Easter dinner or to send in the mail to family and friends. Perfect for a school party or as a thoughtful teacher, service or neighbor gift.

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GIVEAWAY! Bunnies By the Bay Gift Set Just in Time for Easter! Valued at over $150!

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We are excited to bring our readers an amazing giveaway just in time for Easter. Earlier this week we introduced you to Bunnies By The Bay children’s products. They have been so gracious and allowed us to offer a great Easter gift pack from Bunnies By The Bay worth over $150 –how can you resist that adorable bunny!

Giveaway includes the following products:
Welcome Home Wee One Gift Set ($105.00)
Bud Teether ($19.00)
Are You A Bunny? Board Book ($10.00)
Big Lops Large Plush Bunny ($25.00)

US address only / 18+. Extra entries also available! Giveaway ends 03/26/15.

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“Sweet Surprise” Promotion:  If you go to BunniesByTheBay.com, you can click on the home page image and get a random surprise. They are offering discounts up to 50% off your order and a chance to receive a $100 gift certificate. Plus, get your order in time for Easter if you order by March 27th.

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Spring Break Vacation Essentials: 1.25oz Silicone Travel Bottles by Dot and Dot

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1.25oz_travel_bottles_review_DotDot_travel_essentials_2Traveling over Spring Break? Good travel accessories are essential to a stress free vacation. Check out the set of TSA approved, BPA free, 1.25 travel bottles by Dot & Dot. We recently received the above set to put to the test…

Each soft, squishy bottle has a silicone suction cup on the back that works great for temporarily attaching the bottles to a hotel or guest bathroom. With a little practice you can use the bottle while it’s suctioned to the shower wall as well. Having the suction cup molded into the bottle also helps keep your soap and lotions sanitary, organized and away from the shower head that can cause travel bottles to become water logged.

The travel bottles are easy to use and fill. The top is a clear, screw-top lid that easily removes to reveal a wide mouth opening, big enough to transfer your family size soaps and lotions. To use the travel bottles, simply squeeze the bottle and the soap will easily release through the cap’s membrane. The cap helps seal and prevent leaks –we haven’t seen any yet!

The sets come in different color combinations so you can easily organize your toiletries. A tab on the lid can also be used as well as sticky labels, etc. If you are in the market to upgrade your travel gear, give these bottles a chance. They are well made and have lasted us a lot longer than their dollar bin travel-size counterparts. The set is packaged in a clear travel bag, perfect for TSA inspections and easy packing when traveling.

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Add a Pop of Black and White to Your Home This Spring!

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Cotton Cushion Cover C’est La Vie!, $9.95, Black/White Graphic Print Pillow, $32.79, Michael Amini by Nourison Black/ Silver Geometric Throw Pillow, $34.00, Black Sequin Heart Throw Pillow, $25.00, Naptime All The Time, $20.00, Decorative Square Briar Black/White Pillow, $36.99, Bear and Co. + Pillow, $20.00+, Jonathan Adler Letter Pillow, $155.00, It is never too late to be what you might have been, $20.00+

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Mission Unboxable is the Ultimate Science Spy Kit for Kids!

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Entertaining your middle school kids can be a challenge. The activity has to be fun and creative to get them away from tablets and mobile phones and into some quality family time. Our kid testers (ages 7 and 10) recently had the opportunity to check out Mission Unboxable, a cool science spy kit developed by an 8-year old boy, Michael, and his Mom, Lisa.

Mission Unboxable has the setup of a monthly subscription box with additional purchase options easily visible on their Etsy site. Secret missions not only come with kid tested missions (for boys and girls!) but also may include spy gear, disguise kits, fingerprint analysis, decoders, get-away cars, target practice, bird watching (yes, bird watching), bouncy balls and much, much more!

The missions are great for all ages and perfect for family night, spring break, staycations and more! The kits can be ordered to accommodate more than one child so your children can solve the mission together. The Etsy store even has party favors for a super creative spy birthday party! Check out their super adorable ring bearer “Ring Security” briefcases too, complete with glasses and badges.

Mission Unboxable is a great way to expand your child’s imagination and expose them to the mysteries of science. After the missions are over, kids can continue to collect future missions and use their kits to inspire their own imaginative playtime.

Purchase a single mission for under $20 (includes US shipping), we’re loving the bouncy ball kit … or a monthly set with briefcase starting at only $60 (3 months/includes US shipping).

Which mission will you choose? If you try Mission Unboxable, tag us on Instagram at #giftingexperts with your pics!

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Looking for Heirloom Quality Gifts this Easter? Check Out Bunnies By The Bay!

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We are so excited to introduce you to a company you will be ordering gifts from year after year! Bunnies By The Bay is a full service children’s plush, apparel and gift accessory company based in Washington. Bunnies By The Bay products are heirloom quality and the perfect gift for baby and kids whether it’s a baby shower, birthday or Easter!

With an early Easter this year, take advantage of the great gifts that Bunnies By the Bay provides. Whether you are near or far, their selection of fine products will warm your recipient’s heart! Plus, when you purchase certain merchandise, like the plush “Buddy” (shown above and below), the company contributes to Red Thread Charities which helps support orphans globally through leading charities.

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It’s all about the details… Our samples came wrapped in adorable carrot tissue paper and logo seal. The retail tags feature cute bunny faces and carrots. The apparel stitching is top notch and looks adorable on the modern blue, pink and neutral color outfit choices. The “Where’s Puppy?” board book came saran wrapped with a suede-like touchable cover insert. The pages are thick and durable with a glossy, photo finish. Even our 12 inch super soft plush puppy came with subtle pink blush marks on his cheeks!

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All of the products we received are high-quality pieces that could be passed from generation to generation. Please check out their website for a ton of animal plush options, baby/kids apparel, books, blankets, and more. We will be featuring their bunny lines in upcoming Easter posts and hosting a giveaway later this week!

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Be Prepared for St. Patrick’s Day with our DIY Confetti Shamrock Shirt

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St. Patrick’s Day is less than a week away so we have put together a super easy DIY Confetti Shamrock T-shirt that will keep you from getting pinched!

Here’s what you will need:
T-shirt
Fabric Paint (we prefer Martha Stewart)
Wood or Foam Block
Assorted Shamrock Foam Stickers (Michaels)
Cardboard Scrap (optional)

This is a great DIY to do with your kids! Simply wash and dry your t-shirt(s) so you will have a clean, non-wrinkled surface. Then place a piece of scrap cardboard in between the two layers of the shirt. (This step is optional since the Martha Stewart paint doesn’t seep through but if you are doing this project with kids or paint heavily, you might want the added protection!)

Remove the sticky backs from the shamrock stickers and place on the wood or foam block. We recommend layering the shamrocks in a set of three (see pic below) to add height to your stamp and to give strength to the stem part of the shamrock. The stickers will stick to themselves so no glue is needed to keep your stamp together. We used glitter foam shamrock stickers and the glitter did not effect the printing. To get the best controlled print, use a watercolor paint brush to paint the surface of the shamrock stickers with your fabric paint. We used white paint on a green shirt but you could also use a white shirt with green or gold paint.

Stamp the shamrocks directly onto your shirt in a random, confetti pattern. After every stamp, place another layer of paint on the stamp so your prints are completely visible and similar in opacity. Have fun creating your own designs and patterns! Allow your shirt to dry and follow any fabric paint instructions as far as ironing, etc.

Comment below or tag us on Instagram #giftingexperts if you use our DIY this St. Patrick’s Day!

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