The Mommy Avenger 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Awesome gift ideas for the woman in your life!

*items were received to facilitate a feature, however being listed in this guide means these items were our favorites.  All opinions are my own.

Under Armour eyewear I spend a ton of time outside with my kids, whether it be at the playground, at their games, swimming, or even just sight seeing. I’m sorry to say I wasn’t always a believer in sunglasses and for that, this girl is surely paying the consequences for now.  Wrinkles and eye sensitivity have given me the reason to make sure that my eyes are protected when I am out and about.  I love Under Armour’s Surge sunglasses  because they are comfortable, sporty, and keep me from getting crazy headaches like I used to when I didn’t wear sunglasses at all.  I love the design of them and love the pop of bright pink on the interior of the glasses.  I really appreciate that these particular glasses keep distortion out of the lenses, making my vision clear.  My eye doctor will especially be happy to know that they keep out 100% of the UVA, UVB & UVC rays.  ua surge

lavender & flax eye pillow Winter Solstice DreamsWinter Solstice Dreams Aromatherapy Eye Pillows After I’ve been out with the kids all day or busy with the every day aspects of being a mom, I need down time and my eyes need a rest!  At the end of a long day, it’s always a treat to give yourself a little TLC and relax.  I love the way I feel using these aromatherapy eye pillows from Etsy shop Winter Solstice Dreams. The owner of the shop, Kim, is absolutely wonderful and hand crafts these must-have pillows.  I love the natural ingredients that are so soothing and smell wonderful. My favorite are the organic lavender and flax.  The flax allows the pillow to conform well to your face and the linen cover is washable. High quality item that every girl should have on hand!

lands end packable lightweight down jacketLands’ End Outerwear  Surviving the winters on the east coast is rough.  Having grown up in Colorado, you know I am used to winter and snow.  Yet, nothing could have prepared me for humidity in winter.  You are chilled to the bone! Not something this girl likes!  To help combat the cold, it’s essential to have a great winter coat.  I hate bulky coats, though, so I love the profile and fit of this Lands’ End Lightweight Packable Down Jacket. Light and fluffy to the touch, and easily compacted (which makes packing it for travel a breeze!), this coat is a perfect fit and oh-so-flattering. It comes in a variety of colors and keeps the cold out.

 

 

triple ombre crystal Love Your BlingThe holidays provide many occasions to get dressed up with some sparkly jewels.  I am absolutely loving the incredible jewelry selection over at Love Your Bling!  Check out these triple ombre crystal earrings that are the perfect addition to any outfit to wear to a party.  Very complimentary, these dangle earrings look spectacular on!  Another bonus is that they are very affordable, so you can easily justify picking out a few more pairs to wear throughout the rest of the year, too!

eau de lacoste sensuelleEau De Lacoste Sensuelle  It’s hard to purchase perfumes for someone because you never know just what you are going to get, but let me assure you this perfume is incredible!  I recently got to check out the latest addition to the Lacoste perfume line and I am loving it!  Eau De Lacoste Sensuelle, the night time companion to Eau De Lacoste, a perfume perfect for everyday.  Sensuelle takes the classic smell and turns it up to be perfect for night.  Clean, relaxing, soft and sensual all at the same time, this perfume is lovely.  Not at all overpowering, just a really nice subdued floral aroma.  When wearing it, I frequently smell my wrist because I love the scent. It’s quickly become my favorite perfume for night. It’s the perfect gift!

 

instaxSHAREinstaxSHARE from FujiFilm I have about a million and one photographs on my phone.  I love to capture everything to remember later. But, often, I am stuck with tons of photos that I will never do anything with because they are on my phone and not on my computer.  FujiFilm has a fantastic solution that I love.  The instaxShare makes it possible to print your favorite photos directly from your phone onto film right then and there! Simply download the app and from there it’s a breeze to print off pictures.  Great idea for birthday parties, events, and just to be able to capture those candid photos you were able to take while out and about. Every one who enjoys taking pictures should have one of these.  The size is compact and portable, all you need is a wireless connection and film, which you can easily purchase refills for. Within seconds, you are left with a high quality photograph that you can cherish.  A definite favorite choice for the holidays this year!

Ahnu jackieAhnu shoes  I spend a lot of time on my feet, as do most women, I would imagine.  It’s so important to have shoes that are comfortable and offer the support that I need to get everything done.  I love Ahnu’s shoes just for this reason.  They are like pillows on my feet, super cushioned and comfortable, yet durable and attractive. I especially love these Ahnu Jackie shoes.  Perfect to wear with jeans, I feel like I am walking on air throughout the day.  Once winter hits, it’s important to have boots that will take you through the snow and not leave your feet cold and wet. For this purpose I absolutely adore Ahnu’s Sugarpine boots. During dreary gray and white days, it’s fun to have a pop of color with the bright anenome shade I have.  This bright pink makes me smile. More importantly, though, they make my feet feel fantastic as I hike in them.  The waterproof feature of these boots make it a great choice for winter. ahnu sugarpine

 

 

 

 

LabelWorks Iron On Kit  Give mom the gift of organization this year.  We’ve got a lot to keep track in our households and it makes things run so much better when we can easily find what we are looking for.  I know personally I have four kids and all do different sports, have different bags for different activities, and the amount of items that need to be labeled are out of control!  This iron On label maker from Epson is a life-saver!  I can easily print out labels that are able to be ironed on to most fabric and are machine washable.  Everything I need to do it is easily stored in the case.  Having my kids gear organized saves me time and headaches, which you can’t really put a price on. label maker