Giving Back this Christmas with #GiftShareGive… Two Babies First Christmas Gift Bags Donated to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA…

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Julie Kenney (Jewels and Pinstripes/The Gifting Experts), Nicole (Celina’s Mom), Ali Krebs (POSH Mommy Jewelry)

Christmas is for giving! We were honored to donate two Babies First Christmas Gift Bags to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA today. The baby girl bag to Celina and the boy bag to Malachi (Smith-Allen Family). Both children have spent lots of hours in the NICU. A big thank you to all of our clients below for helping make this donation possible!

Please take a minute to read Celina’s story and support her gofundme page. Nicole (Celina’s Mom) was so sweet and gave us a Team Celina key chain as a reminder of her story. Celina’s Mom: “I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for your kindness.  Thank you so much.”

Gift bags were donated as a part of our #GiftShareGive program. Celina and Malachi received a gift bag containing products from the companies shown below. The same products were given to 20 celebrity children celebrating their first Christmas through Jewels and Pinstripes Celebrity First Babies Christmas gift bags.

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POSH Mommy Jewelry Diamond Zoe Personalized Bar Necklace ($215.00), VersaMe Starling Wearable Word Counter ($199.00), POMO Bebe Activity Tracker ($119.00), Priceless Prints Fingerprint Jewelry Kit ($89.95), Chewbeads Perry Necklace Teething Jewelry, Baby Gramercy Stroller Toy/Car Seat Attachment and Bib Set ($73.50), Angel Dear Holiday Apparel and Animal Blankie ($63.00), Gunapod® by Günamüna Luxury Bamboo Duvet Wearable Blanket ($49.99), Playskool Chase ‘n Go Ball Popper (34.99), Babydeedee Sleep Pajamas ($30.00), Mabels Labels Personalized Baby Label Pack ($26.95), WubbaNub Reindeer Pacifier ($14.99) and Booginhead Teether Bib ($9.99).

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Our Favorite Gift Picks! 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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1. Loved Jewelry Dish, $14.00, 2. Bond No. 9 Mini Bon Bon Box, $155.00, 3. Drybar Peace on Earth Good Hair To All, $199.00, 4. You’re Pretty Cosmetic Bag, $20.00, 5. Mark & Graham Travel Jewelry Case, $59.00, 6. Belkin Lighting to USB Leather Tassel, $34.99, 7. The North Face Illuminated Reversible Jacket, $200.00, 8. SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Rampling, $375.00, 9. Aster Market Handmade Goods Subscription Box, $46.95, 10. ED by Ellen Joy Polka Dot Pieced And Chambray Lined Tote, $55.00

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1. Green Plaid Cuff Infinity Scarf, $25.00, 2. Ten Toes Inflatable Standup Paddleboard, $479.99, 3. Jimmy Fallon for J. Crew Limited Edition Pocket Dial for iPhone 6/6s, $48.00, 4. Amazon Echo, $179.99, 5. Bourbon Bundle, $59.00, 6. Studio Manhattan Art + Design San Francisco, CA + Golden Gate, $32.00, 7. Loot Crate Subscription Box, $19.95, 8. Yoga Ultra (Large), $88.00, 9. DIGITSOLE Heated Insoles, $199.00, 10. Sense with Sleep Pill, $129.002015_TGE_Holiday_Gift_Guide_Teens

1. Pizza Slice BFF Necklaces, $16.99 (each), 2. Quadcopter with HD Camera, $48.80, 3. The Emergency Cash Stash, $24.95, 4. Music City Miracle Quote Shirt, $28.00, 5. Personalized Acrylic Jewelry Case, $90.00, 6. Hair Tie Bracelet by Bittersweet, $45.00, 7. Outside the Lines Adult Coloring Book, $18.00, 8. Happy Socks Billionaire Boys Club Sock Set, $40.00, 9. Under-The-Jack Pack, $68.00, 10. More Issues Than Vogue Oversized Sweatshirt, $26.002015_TGE_Holiday_Gift_Guide_Kids

1. Play All Day Elmo, $59.99, 2. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, $39.99, 3. View Master Virtual Reality, $29.99, 4. Scribbler 3D Pen, $99.99, 5. Jurassic World T-Rex Figure, $29.99, 6. ChronoBomb, $29.99, 7. Tanabata Star Dominoes Set, $49.00, 8. Fur Real Friends Unicorn, $129.00, 9. PlayScapes 32″ Portable Building Brick 2-Sided Play Mat – Compatible with Lego & Duplo, $38.25, 10. My Adventures with Disney Frozen Personalized Book, $24.98

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1. Infanteenie Beanie (Monogrammed), $28.99, 2. WubbaNub® Reindeer Pacifier, $12.99, 3. Organic Baby Gowns by Electrik Kidz, $40.00, 4. DockATot™, $185.00, (featured on Baby Cubby) 5. Jellycat Bashful Bunny Candy Stripe Small, $15.00, 6. Plaid bandana bib 3-pack gift set (reversible), $54.00, 7. The Little Who Lost His Name (also available in girl), $29.99, 8. Sideplus Mesh Baby Carrier, $119.99, 9. Happy Mat, $24.99, 10. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space, $49.99

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1. Pawslife™ Ugly Holiday Pet Sweater, $14,99 (each), The Cat Exercise Wheel, $249.00, 3. Tigrito Cat Bowl, $68.00, 4. Majestic Pet Suede Bagel Dog Bed, $64.00+, 5. Funny Poop Bags, $6.99, 6. Dog Treat Jar (Made to Order), $50.00+, 7. Under the Mistletoe Dog Collar, $23.57+, 8. Bergan Star Chaser Turbo Scratcher Toy, $11.83, GoPro Fetch™ Dog Harness, $59.99, KONG Rubber Flyer Red, $10.77

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Accessorize Your Home with Marie Ricci DIY Sweet Dreams Ceiling Medallion

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We are huge fan of Marie Ricci’s carvings and are happy to spread the word about her new
DIY Sweet Dreams Ceiling Medallion.

Marie Ricci medallions are all made in the USA from castings of original carvings. You can purchase a ton of designs pre-painted for under $150. But if that’s over your budget, you’ll be excited to know you can now purchase the Sweet Dreams Ceiling Medallion for a nursery or bedroom for under $40!

The medallion is well made without imperfections. The letters and details are raised creating a high-end 3D effect. The best part of installation is that you do not have to permanently attach the medallion to the ceiling or wall since it is made of a lightweight resin. If you add a chandelier or fan below the medallion the center cap is enough to hold the medallion in place. Great for renters or if you would simply like to change the design down the line.

It’s also very easy to customize with paint. Follow the four step process that is included in packaging to create the same effects that are used in the pre-painted medallions. We love how the paint gathers around the edges to shadow the raised letters and details. You can even mix and layer colors to create a custom design.
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Along with medallions, you can find a wide range of letter plaques, mirrors, chandeliers and more at MarieRicci.com! Join Marie’s satisfied customers including celebrities Tamera Mowry-Housley, Nancy O’Dell, Angela Bassett and Holly Robinson Peete.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays: The Wipebox by Über Mom

uber_mom_wipe_box_reusable_wipe_tissue_boxThe Wipebox® by Über Mom® was created by two Moms,
Amy and Lisa, who had a background in business and European design. They set out to create a fun and functional reusable case for wipes that would stand the test of time and be an affordable accessory for every mom. With tons of printed options and a cost of under $7.00 each, we think they accomplished both! Each case is made of earth-friendly recycled polypropylene and helps eliminate the use of disposable, plastic packages. Check out their new Wipebox® MINI for tissues too! Wipebox® is a great baby shower gift, perfect for teachers too!

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Wish List Wednesday: Happy World Food Day! We’re Celebrating with our Love With Food October Box…

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Happy World Food Day! We were excited to celebrate this global movement to end hunger #WFD2013. Props to the folks at Love with Food for scheduling the delivery of our first subscription box on such an appropriate day!

If you haven’t tried Love with Food, hopefully you will change your mind by the end of this post.
Love with Food is a monthly subscription service that sends you approximately eight full-size snacks from companies you may not have heard of and/or don’t have available yet in your local super market. It’s super easy to sign up, only $12 a month (includes US shipping!) and for every box you buy you help give a meal to a hungry child. So if you are looking to spoil yourself, this is an affordable way to get a lot of bang for your buck and be charitable in the process!

The signature 10 x 6 x 2 red box is usually delivered by mid-month and comes saran wrapped so your snacks stay fresh and protected. Once you break open the box, you will immediately see the corresponding month’s info. card with details on each sample and how to purchase (at a discount!) more tasty snacks. If you feeling impatient and hungry, toss the card first and dig in! Snacks like specialty cookies, crackers, hard candies, natural gum and more await. And you only have to share if you really want to (just blame it on us when the box is gone before everyone else gets home!)

You’ll also receive accruing points for reviewing each snack and for referring friends that you can use to purchase more snacks. Still not convinced? Try one of the following codes to try to get your first box for only $2.00! (FBPROMO, FBGIFT or FBFOOD) Love with Food is a monthly snack subscription service and you can cancel at anytime. The Gifting Experts purchased the above snack box and was not compensated for this feature.

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Shutterfly Guest Gifting Post: Creating an Inviting Homework Space for Your Kids

The Gifting Experts are excited to welcome Shutterfly‘s Heather Hewitt. Heather highlights some of the many personalized products that Shutterfly offers to keep your kids motivated and inspired to go back to school this fall.

It’s back to school time and with that comes lots and lots of homework. Have you ever thought about establishing a specific homework space for your children? It’s important to have a place where kids can focus on their work and get it done in a timely manner. Since younger kids may need more assistance, their workspace can be situated in a more public area, like the kitchen or living room. Older kids may find their bedrooms to be a better place for them to concentrate.

Wherever you decide to designate as your kids’ homework space, consider personalizing it. After all, it should be a space where they want to spend their time. Here are some tips for
creating an inviting workspace for your children to do their homework.

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Give them a say. You may be the home design guru, but this is their space. Help them to choose colors and accents that will give them energy and encourage hard work. Then, create the workspace together.

Supply supplies. Make sure your kids have everything they need within reach of their workspace. Every item – including paper, pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, books and more – should have a designated place. Provide everything needed to complete homework efficiently but avoid clutter. A well-organized homework space will promote order and focus.

Place a calendar front and center. This can help your children learn to prioritize their time and remember homework and project deadlines.

Make the space comfortable. A kid won’t want to do homework if it means sitting for hours in an uncomfortable chair. Be sure your children test their desks and chairs before purchasing them to ensure comfort. Also, if you have the room, give your kids options. For example, stick a comfy bean bag chair in the corner for reading.

Add fun decorative items. Once you have the basics, accent the workspace with fun desktop items or wall hangings, such as customized wall art or personalized canvas prints. Remember, the key is to add a little color and flavor without overwhelming the space. If a space is too cluttered, it can create chaos in the mind – and that’s the last thing you want when your child is doing homework!

Celebrate achievements. While it’s still a great idea to stick artwork on the fridge, pinning papers with high grades and special awards to a bulletin board can provide your child with extra motivation during bouts of fatigue or laziness. Remind them that you celebrate achievements in your home and give them something to work toward.

Help your children create a homework space that will both express their individuality and encourage them to work hard. The school year will go much more smoothly for them – and you!

Author Bio: Heather Hewitt is a seasoned writer and guest author who enjoys connecting people with thoughtful products, services and ideas as they relate to crafting, photography, gift giving and personal expression.

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Top 10 Picks: Jewels and Pinstripes Celebrity Back to School Gift Guide!

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1. Knot Genie No Tears Hair Detangler Brush in Peaceful Pink (girl), Light Blue (boy)
2. Stephen Joseph Butterfly Raincoat, Butterfly Umbrella and Butterfly Rain Boots (girl), Firetruck Raincoat, Firetruck Umbrella and Firetruck Rainboots (boy), 3. Radz Candy Dispensers and accessories (boy/girl)
4. Stride Rite Karmen Brown Boots (girl),  Saucony Virrata in Red/Black/Citron (boy)
5. Adidas Child Tracksuit in red (girl), Child Tracksuit in black (boy)
6. Wee Urban Organic Elephant Dress (girl), Organic Giraffe Shirt (boy)
7. Mabel’s Labels Back to School Combo Gift Certificate (boy/girl)
8. RUUM Sequin “53 Varsity” Pullover and Pleated Plaid Navy Skirt (girl), Lodge Plaid Shirt and Five Pocket Corduroy Pant (boy)
9. So Young Coral Pink Russian Dolls Lunch Box (girl), Red Scooter Lunch Box (boy)
10. MadPax Spiketus Rex Full Pack in Streamers Design (girl), BLOK Full Pack in Wild Blue Yonder (boy)

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