Father’s Day 2015: Stop the Chafe with Turq SwimBriefs! + GIVEAWAY!


turq_review_packagingWe are super excited to feature a product that will change every active guy’s wardrobe! If the guy in your life has ever dealt with painful chafing and you have been clueless on how to help, TURQ has solved all of your problems!

Built to get wet, TURQ is the ultimate sport brief engineered to empower active guys to Challenge Life without the Chafe. Great for swimmers, surfers, bikers, runners and more, TURQ will not disappoint. The Turq Swimbrief comes in youth (small to large) and adult sizes (x-small to x-large).

The swimbriefs are constructed with silver-infused, hydrophobic microfiber and patent-pending air-flow construction. The high spandex content (8%) and no seams help your guy forget he’s even wearing them! Great for hikers and even under wetsuits, Turq Swimbriefs are
non-chafing, quick-drying, anti-microbial and chlorine safe.

Turq Swimbriefs are shipped in minimal flat packaging, great for throwing in your suitcase on your next vacation or shipping across country. We are loving all of the color and pattern options and especially love how the decorative waistband peeks out above board shorts for a high-end look. The swimbriefs are super soft to the touch, your boys will want to wear them every day!

Turq SwimBriefs are available at select locations in Connecticut, New York, California, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Florida and South Carolina. And now, Turqs can be found on THEGROMMET.com and Amazon.com.

This is a great gift for Father’s Day! To celebrate, TURQ is giving away swim briefs to one lucky reader… the winner will receive one mens swimbrief and one youth swimbrief. Enter to WIN through our Rafflecopter widget below.


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Tea for Two with Mr. and Mrs. Tea Infusers


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


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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Mission Unboxable is the Ultimate Science Spy Kit for Kids!


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!


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.


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!


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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Relax After a Long Monday with InstaNatural Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils


Peppermint Essential Oil Benefits:
1. Relax Aching Muscles
2. Respitory Cold Relief
3. Calm indigestion
4. Release Tension Headaches
5. Morning Pick Me Up
6. Anti-Dandruff Solution
7. Soothe Aching Teeth or Gums
8. Natural Bug and Rodent Repellent
9. Improve Blood Circulation
10. Natural Cleaning Agent
white_spacer Lavender Essential Oil Benefits:
1. Treat Minor Skin Irritations and Blemishes
2. Calm Anxiety
3. Sleep Aid
4. Insect Bite Relief
5. Fabric Freshner and Deoderizer
6. Alleviate Ear Aches
7. Improve Concentration
8. Heal Chapped or Sunburned Lips
9. Reduce Acne
10. Strengthens Immune System

We have recently started researching the benefits of essential oils and were excited to try the 100% pure oils from InstaNatural. There are many benefits to using essential oils. We have listed our top 10 for both the peppermint and lavender. Before using essential oils, you should talk to your doctor and thoroughly research frequency of use and how to apply before using the oils on a regular basis. As always, extra care should be given to newborns, young children and those who are pregnant or nursing.

Essential oils can be applied topically, inhaled through the use of a humidifier or diffuser and added to drinks and food. It is important to look for essential oils that do not contain fillers and are 100% pure like the oils from InstaNatural.

We love the InstaNatural oils for their purity, light fragrance and large size. The 4 ounce size bottle is nearly 6 inches tall  which is larger than most bottles you will find at natural food stores. And at under $20.00 each, it’s a great gift for yourself or a friend!

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