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Great Gifts for Men, Women and Children All Year Long

Updated on March 13, 2015

Gifts for the Family


The Kindle Lower Price

Finding that perfect gift can be very trying. I have been there more times than I can remember so I decided to do some research and find what people are looking for this year.

Number one on my list is the new Kindle HD. It is color and great not only for reading books but also for surfing the web, listening to music, etc. The Kindle works directly with amazon and you can download your favorite book to read in seconds at a discount to buying the book outright. You can also use the library and the price has recently dropped tremendously.

Many people prefer to hold a real book in their hands so this might not be the best gift for them although you also can read magazines, subscribe to newsworthy webpages, surf the web, listen to your favorite music in stereo or read your Facebook page. You can also subscribe to Netflix or any movie hosting site and watch movies on your kindle

If you like music you might want to buy a portable stereo player to go with it at a very low price. I have one and the sound quality is truly amazing for what I paid.

I do not own a Kindle HD although my daughter has one and is never without it.

Gifts for Mom

If you are like me you have been using the same sewing machine since you were a teenager and would love to upgrade to a more user friendly machine to sew with. I love to sew but because my machine frustrates me so much I have not picked up my machine for several years. It is time for a new one. Hopefully my family will read this!.

This Singer machine is a top seller and is rated as a consumer digests best buy. It comes with an automatic needle threader, button hole maker and over 100 different stitches. The booklet that comes with it is easy to read and very detailed. It also comes with goodies like seam ripper,etc.

Toys for Children and Family

Books for Mom

I love to read and I love to find good recipes. The Barefoot Contessa is one of my favorite cooks. I love her show and her book. She was interviewed recently about her newest book and it appears to be one of the easiest with some family favorites. I would love to receive one of her cookbooks.

Go to any of the amazon websites for her books and try the free sample recipe on the page.

Proof of Heaven was written by Neurosurgeon that had a death experience and is positive he went to heaven. I saw him on the news and his story is fascinating. Read his book and learn why he is sure he saw God.


If the women in your family are like mine there is nothing better than curling up with a cup of cocoa next to a warm heater. This little heater is safe, warm and a top seller. It is quiet and warms an entire small room. It is like having a fireplace next to you!

For even more warmth get the Optimus Quartz radiant Heater. It heats a large room in no time at all. It has and 400 and 800 Watt setting and is cool to the touch. For safety it comes with an auto shut off it a little on or adult pushes it. It is very quiet and useful.

Save money all winter when you give Mom a gift this Christmas.

The Elf on The Shelf

This is a special new tradition similar to " Night Before Christmas". The Elf helps Santa know who 'Naughty and Nice' . Parents play along by letting the elf appear in any place they want after the children go to sleep at night. The Elf is watching after the children in a loving way all through the holiday season. There is a beautiful book and video that goes along with the Elf and the Children become mesmerized by this little game.

Toy Story 3 Talking Dolls

Children love Christmas and they love Disney movies.That is why the next gift I am listing is the Toy Story 3 talking dolls. The dolls are lovable and are soft enough to hug and cuddle up with. A good one for your tuff guy would be Buzz Lightyear.

Toy Story 3 was a favorite among children of all ages and even adults. You could purchase the DVD movie edition with the doll to make this gift complete. I am putting it on the top of my list for my friends with children over 3.

Games Spot It

This is a great game that can be played by all ages. It is small enough to take in your purse. Children and adults alike love this matching game. It is durable, fun and educational. There are five different games in one and the idea is to find the matches to the cards. Sometimes you are on fire matching instantly others not as good. Fun for all.

Perplexus Maze Games

Perplexus Maze is another game for both preschoolers and adults . There is a small silver marble that must be maneuvered through points on the sphere. There are no annoying noises or batteries needed. Even adults are entertained with this toy for hours trying to beat their own score. It is perfect to carry in the car to keep you children busy on road trips or appointments . Loved by so many.

Toy Helicopter A MUST!

Years ago my son gave my family two real working toy helicopters for christmas. We had so much fun, laughing and playing as my husband and son flew the helicopters around us like flies.

I can almost guarantee your whole family will love these toys. This one is one of the newest, smallest helicopters made. It fits in your hand at 7.5". The skill level is for the beginner so even your 6 year old will enjoy it, If he can get it away from Dad. Buy one for each "boy" in your home and they will be entertained all day.

Leap Frog Leap Pad Explorer

The top learning game for children ages 3-9 is the LeapFrog LeapPad 2. Children can create works of art in the art studio. Take and edit their own pictures and make their own movies staring their best friends.

The LeapPad has 325 cartridge's with hundreds of lessons and games for children. They can read, play with friends, learn math and the list goes on and on. The game was developed by educational specialist to help make it one of the highest quality toys this year.

The V-tech sit and stand is a favorite for toddlers. It is especially great for little ones learning to walk!

Digital Camera

I love to take pictures. I especially like candid shots of my children and granddaughter. That is why a great camera that works with little effort is very important. The Cannon Powershot SX60 not only takes great photos but will also record videos in stereo.

This camera is not only very light weight but has 12.1 megapixels and 10x optical zoom and image stabilizer and a 25mm wide angle lens. The camera recognize 58 predefined shooting situations while at the same time allows you to set the aperture, exposure and shutter speed.

With a GPS feature you can travel the world with it documented with location and local time of day.

It also takes full 1080p high definition video in stereo.

How can you go wrong with these features?


There is so much talk today about the benefits of using a juicer and making your own fresh juice with vegetables and fruits. It is especially important for those of us with chronic diseases that need to increase our vitamin and mineral intake and ingest more antioxidants to stop the damage of free radicals. I never thought I would find a juicer for under $100. Then I saw the Breville Juicer. I have always been fond of Breville products. My husband and I purchased a Breville blender several years ago and it appears to work as well as a vita-mix. I can throw a whole apple in it and in seconds it is part of my smoothie. I drink smoothies also to fight free radicals that have been labeled the cause of many of today's illnesses.

This juicer is voted over 4 stars by over 1000 customers. It boasts a 700 watt motor with a large mouth for feeding your fruits and vegetables in. It is stainless steel and dishwasher safe. I have found my Christmas gift for this year. Now to see if my hubby takes the hint!!!!

Leaf and Lawn Blower and Vacuum with built in mulcher

You can't forget Dad when you get your Christmas list out. The toro blower makes cleanup a snap with a blower, vacuum and leaf mulcher. It will be your guys favorite tool on lawn day. This is really the time of year for this gift as the leaves begin to fall. Your deck, porch , driveway and garage will look awesome and dad will have fund making it that way.

This Toro comes with a 12 amp motor and can turn 16 bags of lawn debris into one with it's magnesium serrated blades. It comes with a bag that collects your lawn debris. You can then take it and use as mulch in your garden. You won't be sorry with this purchase for Dad

Weber Grills

Charcoal Grill

The Weber grill has become a household name and so many people are trying to get away from gas and back to real charcoal for grilling and smoking. A smoked turkey is mouth watering if you have never had one. Your man or you may love cooking with this jewel.

One of my favorite things is a the smoked turkey but not having a smoker we are dependent on our brother-in-law for this.

I am sure you could find all kinds of great things to smoke this holiday season.

Weber Smoker



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