It's our biggest holiday event ever! We poured over hundreds of products in a variety of categories -- beauty, fashion, home, health, entertainment, and more -- but this year, it was YOU who decided on what's best!
Momlogic's Holiday Gift Guide
Nothing spells cozy like a nice cup of hot cocoa. Now you can make the best cup ever with this electric hot chocolate maker from Bialetti. It's incredibly easy to use: just fill the 32 oz. pot with milk and shaved chocolate or cocoa of your choice and watch as the mixture is heated, blended, and frothed to perfection.
Wishing You Joy Package from Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas
Escape through the Red Door for an hour, an afternoon, or an entire day of total personal pampering. Get the total spa experience in one gift package, which includes: one Swedish Massage or Elizabeth Arden Essential Facial, Warm Cream Manicure, Warm Cream Pedicure, Makeup Refresher, and bonus Elizabeth Arden Signature Fragrance Collection.
Available at RedDoorSpas.com or at any Red Door location nationwide, $192
Socks from the Toe Up
Wendy Johnson, the force behind the popular blog WendyKnits.net, reveals some of her best-kept knitting secrets as well as 20 of her original designs in Socks from the Toe Up -- a play on her time-tested method of knitting. Whether they are experienced sock knitters looking for new techniques or beginners ready to try socks for the first time, knitters are sure to find just the right pattern, from easy lace socks to cabled designs, and even socks made from sport-weight yarn.
Crown Jewels Gift Set from Tarte Cosmetics
It's three gifts in one! It can be one deluxe gift set or broken into three for the "diva," "trendsetter," or "green goddess." Each individual set includes five unique glosses.
iRobot Roomba 400
It's the vacuum-cleaning robot! What mom couldn't use that?! Roomba cleans routinely so you don't have to. With the touch of a button, Roomba automatically vacuums carpets and hard floors on its own!
Isabelle Grace Jewelry
Adorable. Fashionable. Simple. That's Isabelle Grace Jewelry in a nutshell. From delicate charms to precious keepsakes you'll wear forever, these pieces are definitely mom-inspired.
Avaak Vue Personal Video Network
The Vue is the easiest and simplest way to remotely keep an eye on your kids, family, home, or business 24-7. The personal network requires no software to load, and its camera can be viewed using any Internet browser. The system comes with everything you need, including two wireless cameras, Internet gateway, and your private online account.
Cuisinart CleanWater 2-Gallon Countertop Filtration System
It's a convenient way to enjoy cleaner, fresher water anytime you want it -- chilled, hot, or room temperature. The Cuisinart CleanWater Countertop Filtration System dispenses refreshing filtered water right from the kitchen countertop, and eliminates the need for costly bottled water alternatives. It's healthier, smart, and simple.
BlackBerry Tour 9630 Smartphone
With international 3G network capabilities to connect, browse, stream, download, and more, the brand-new BlackBerry Tour 9630 Smartphone is the perfect new gadget to help him stay connected and organized!
Blackberry.com, $149 (2-year contract)/$489 (no contract)
iHome iStand Media Center Bundle
Working long hours in front of a computer all day is no fun, but this sexy new computer stand with tech bundle will make his day a lot more enjoyable. Lifeworks Technology's iHome iStand Media Center Bundle features an iPod/iPhone dock with speakers, wireless keyboard, 3-button laser mouse, and built-in speakers. The machine is unique in that it offers air flow to the top and bottom of your computer.
Available at most retailers, including Amazon.com, $199.99
A new device that blends web access with easy connectivity to your TV. Unlike PCs that are designed for work, the litl was built from scratch with a complete focus on the web so everyone in the family can enjoy always-on entertainment, socializing, and communicating. The litl's unique easel mode is perfect for viewing recipes, web videos (Hulu, YouTube, etc.), news streams, and more.
Flip UltraHD Cam
The Flip UltraHD is a point-and-shoot digital video recorder that offers not only high-quality HD video, but the most ways to manage, edit, and share your videos. The FlipShare software built into every camcorder lets you create movies you'll love, then instantly upload them to YouTube, MySpace, AOL, and Facebook. The UltraHD has 8 GB of HD video resolution and offers a big video experience in a pocket-sized, affordable device.
Adventurers Tropical Tree House
With all the nifty nooks and crannies and passageways and vines in the high-rise hideaway, living is the same as playing in this tree. Imagination makes the unique 62-piece wood-and-fabric fantasy play set come alive.
They drive around in little cars, zip up ramps, and spin down slides, run in their hamster wheels, and get into all sorts of crazy situations. Their artificial intelligence even allows them to know what room of their hamster habitat they are in. They make toilet-flushing or teeth-brushing sounds when they enter the bathroom and sleeping noises and alarm-clock sounds when they go into their bedroom. Zhu Zhu Pets are available as five different characters.
American Girl Chrissa Doll
Every girl dreams of owning an American Girl Doll, and Chrissa is the perfect one! In fact, she's the 2009 American Girl Doll of the Year! She arrives in her own special floral dress, ribbon bracelet, and sparkly ankle-strap shoes. She's soft and huggable, with hair for styling. Includes the Chrissa paperback book.
Swinxs is a new, family-friendly, interactive game console combining innovative screen-free technology with old-school games to encourage children to play, learn, discover, and exercise. This cordless console can be played anywhere -- from the playroom to the park to the beach (great for family vacations). Swinxs comes ready to play with over 20 games available for free download, and new games continuously being created. To date, Swinxs has been awarded "2009 Game of the Year" from Creative Child Magazine, the National Parenting Center 2009 Seal of Approval, the Gold Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards, and a "10 Best" Award from Dr. Toy.
This kid-friendly keyboard transforms your computer into a complete get-ready-for-school system! Five learning centers are full of skill-building activities in reading, writing, math, science, art, and music, each offering a well-rounded and carefully planned curriculum -- just like preschool.
HOLIDAY DVDs -- FOR THE FAMILY
Peanuts: Deluxe Holiday Collection
This totally remastered holiday classic collection is available on DVD for $40 with features that include the making of each holiday cartoon, as well as a bonus music CD. You can take home your favorite Peanut holiday adventures for the whole family to enjoy.
Available at most retail locations, and at Amazon.com, $22.99
HOLIDAY DVDs -- FOR THE FAMILY
The Original Christmas Classics
Who could ever forget these classic Christmas stories, now in one collection: "Frosty the Snowman," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town," and "The Little Drummer Boy" -- among others! Take home these holiday legends and enjoy a little bit of the past as you share these timeless tales with friends and family.
Available at your local retailer, or at Amazon.com, $40
HOLIDAY DVDs -- FOR THE FAMILY
Wizard of Oz Ultimate Collector's Edition (DVD + Digital Copy)
Dorothy's tale of Oz has mesmerized adult and kid audiences for generations, and now you can take home this ultimate collector's edition that includes over 16 hours of wonderful wizardry about this movie classic, a documentary profile of director Victor Fleming, and the TV movie, "The Dreamer of Oz," starring John Ritter, Annette O'Toole, and Rue McClanahan -- and so much more!
At local retailers and the WBShop.com, $70
Little Mommy Walk and Giggle Doll
Little mommies will be full of pride and joy as their Little Mommy Walk & Giggle Doll reaches the ultimate milestone -- walking -- and takes her very first steps. The doll magically senses when her "mommy" is holding her hands to help her walk with help or alone! She also responds to tummy tickles with adorable giggling sounds and motion. This interactive doll also recognizes her pacifier and bottle for realistic nurturing play.
Smart Fit Park
Smart Fit Park is a plug-and-play learning mat that encourages children to stay physically active while they learn. Just plug the mat into the TV using the A/V cord (included) and kids can walk, run, jump, and stomp while they play up to 18 different learning encounters, games, and races that teach letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and more. Children can customize their on-screen characters, interact with their learning friend, and control the on-screen action -- the faster they run, the faster their character will move on the screen; when they jump on the mat, the character on the screen jumps as well!
Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome (CD)
This is the soundtrack to the hugely popular Nickelodeon show, and the #1 children's album on both iTunes and Amazon! It's hard to go wrong with this eclectic collection of wholesome tunes drawing strongly from dance and electronic beats that encourage children to wash their hands, brush their teeth, eat their veggies, love their families, and above all, get up and dance!
Fisher-Price TRIO Building Set with Storage
Easy to build, so many ways! Easy-click bricks, sticks, and panels, plus a play figure, make building a snap for kids. They can build suggested designs, or build things all their own! Includes 100 pieces in a convenient storage tub. Great for take-along play -- the storage bin lid doubles as a building base. All pieces in the TRIO Building system work together.
FOR NEW MOMS/BABY
Britax Chaperone Car Seat/Carrier
It's everything a new mom needs in one convenient system! Features include: built-in locks, an Anti-Rebound Bar, Quick-Adjust Head Restraint & No-Rethread Harness, and True-Impact Side Protection. An extra-large canopy also blocks wind, rain, and harmful UV rays from baby's sensitive skin.
FOR NEW MOMS/BABY
Britax Chaperone Stroller
This fashionable stroller folds with one hand and has an Automatic Chassis Lock that positions the stroller for the next logical step: placing it in a vehicle or standing it upright. The Infant Car Seat Compatible Design works with the Chaperone Infant Carrier; it also works with other major carrier brands when used with the complementary Britax adapter strap.
FOR NEW MOMS/BABY
Breastfeeding never looked so good! These chic shirts provide comfort and accessibility for nursing moms, striking the perfect balance between function and fashion.
FOR NEW MOMS/BABY
Luxe Baby Gift Set
Exclusively from Neiman Marcus. Soothe and protect your baby's skin with essential treatments developed by pediatrician moms. Boxed set includes: gentle all-over clean hair and body wash, moisturizing balm, silky liquid powder, soothing bottom relief diaper rash cream, gentle scalp rub exfoliating cleanser, gentle all-over clean cleansing towelettes, and baby-safe sunscreen towelettes (SPF 30+).
FOR BIG KIDS
Active Life: Extreme Challenge
Challenge yourself to the extreme! This is the follow-up to the successful Active Life: Outdoor Challenge game and mat bundle. Leveraging the "active gaming" trend, Active Life games use a mat controller along with the Wii Remote to incorporate the player's entire body into the gameplay. Extreme Challenge kicks Active Life into high gear, featuring "extreme" themed sports such as base jumping, street luge, and rock climbing.
FOR BIG KIDS
From the makers of Guitar Hero comes a whole new way to rock! Get ready to hit the virtual stage and blast your way to superstardom with Band Hero. Now here's a game for everyone -- complete with chart-topping hits from pop and rock's hottest stars, including Taylor Swift, Lilly Allen, Maroon 5, and more! With vocals, drums, and of course, a guitar, fans will have a complete band when they hit the mic to belt out and perform their favorite hits.
FOR BIG KIDS
NERF N-Strike Elite
This toy celebrates the 40th anniversary year of Hasbro Inc.'s NERF brand. Bundled with a newly designed blue NERF N-Strike Switch Shot EX-3 blaster and attachable Red Reveal decoder lens, NERF N-Strike Elite delivers a blend of covert operation elements with over-the-top blasting missions.
Limited Edition Clarisonic PLUS
Get your skin squeaky clean with this sonic cleaning system from Clarisonic! This custom Clarisonic PLUS was developed in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the millions of women battling breast cancer. Enjoy this beautiful new design and support a great cause.
Memorex MKS-SS1 SingStand Home Karaoke System
Memorex SingStand is revolutionizing the way you interact with music -- now you can be a star! The Memorex SingStand microphone speaker system allows you to sing along with music, from an iPod or any MP3 device with a headphone jack. Impress your friends and family with voice control and echo effects, giving them a stellar vocal performance, then connect your own musical instruments for a truly amazing show.
Jolt Motorcycle Jacket with Removable Fur Collar
Enter the "dangerously-cute zone" when you wear this aviator-style motorcycle jacket out on the town. The fur collar is detachable for a more casual look.
Hershey's Kiss Jewelry
Hershey's Kiss Jewelry, an exclusive white diamond and white gold alternative to the heart pendant, is available in various sizes; the retail price point ranges from $499.00-$7,999.00. For a more affordable option, try the sterling silver collection (price range: $49-$100).
HersheysKissJewelry.com, $59 (Sterling Collection)
Angel Cakes from philosophy
It's a scent from heaven! Philosophy's Angel Cakes contain an 8 oz. foaming shampoo, 8 oz. shower gel and bubble bath, and .5 oz. flavored lip shine in an adorable keepsake gift box. It smells just like a fresh-baked angel food cake to give you a completely indulgent shower or bath experience and the most delicious lips ever! It's the perfect gift for the sweet, precious angel in your life.
Happy Holidays from Momlogic!