Check Out The Getting Gorgeous 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!!! #GetGorgGuide (Plus Giveaway)

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For The Baby:

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Van Heusen #GiveAShirt

Van Heusen is asking consumers a question this holiday season — who do they #GiveAShirt about? Van Heusen has partnered with the non-profit philanthropic organization Career Gear, which provides professional clothing, mentoring and life-skills to help economically disadvantaged men, challenging consumers to (quite literally) #GiveAShirt. Beginning on November 3, 2014 and ending on January 4, 2015, every time a consumer uses the hashtag #GiveAShirt on any of their social channels – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Van Heusen will donate a dress shirt to Career Gear, up to 10,000 shirts.

Van Heusen calls themselves the Institute of Style, and they are opening the doors of their Institute of Style because they #GiveAShirt this holiday season. Van Heusen prepares their customers for game changing moments in their lives — interviews, first dates, meeting the parents, holidays, etc. — they want to pass on this look good and feel more confident to people everywhere.

There is a daily prizing of a free Van Heusen shirt for every person that uses the hashtag and tags a friend on social media. All of those entrants are entered in the grand prize, a “New York Football Experience,” including:

  • Round trip airfare for two to New York, NY
    Two nights hotel stay
    Invitation to attend a football game
    Autographed football memorabilia
    $500 Van Heusen gift card

Tweet or Instagram who you #GiveAShirt about and tag your friend to ‘pass it forward’ and continue the social nomination. You can even make a video, too! All rules and regulations are at vanheusen.com/giveashirt

Share online today who you #GiveAShirt about!!

1. VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker // 2. Playskool Sesame Street Let’s Imagine Elmo // 3. Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Learning Workbench // 4. Pacific Play Tents Sante Fe Giant Tee Pee // 5. Thomas the Train: My First Thomas // 6. Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Love to Play Sis // 7. Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Bounce, Stride and Ride Elephant // 8. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench // 9. VTech Sing and Discover Story Piano

For The Girl:

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1. Darice 120-Piece Deluxe Art Set // 2. Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster Pink Deco // 3. Littlest Pet Shop, Exclusive Collector Pack // 4. Calico Critters Hopscotch Rabbit Family // 5. DoodleCrate – Subscription Service // 6. American Girl Magazine // 7. Roller Derby Girl’s Stinger – Adjustable // 8. The Boodle Box – Subscription Service // 9. Goldie Blox and the Dunk Tank

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Stay Dry. Play Longer.  The Kid’s Hale by Muck Boots for girls and boys will keep them comfy and dry, no matter what the weather throws their way. Even if you can’t keep up with them, their Muck Boots will.  To find out more about the Kid’s Hale and all the other wonderful boots from Muck Boots, please visit www.muckbootcompany.com.

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For The Boy:

Boys Toys for the Holiday

1. Transformers Age of Extinction Chomp and Stomp Grimlock Figure // 2. LEGO Minecraft Crafting Box // 3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset// 4. Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for Xbox 360 // 5. Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Millennium Falcon Playset with Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 Figures // 6. Zoomer Dino // 7. Hot Wheels Super Loop Chase Race Trackset // 8. Crayola 200-Piece Masterworks Art Case // 9. LEGO Star Wars Rancor Pit

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With all these toy purchases on your horizon, make sure that you have Duracell batteries stocked up in your house. You wouldn’t want to give a present to someone and not have the power to get it started!! Duracell Batteries have a 10 year guarantee in storage. That means you never have to worry about stocking up during a good sale. During this holiday season, be sure to wrap up the right size battery with your toy purchases. Perfect stocking stuffers too!

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Outdoor And Action Toys:

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1. FurReal Friends // 2. Razor Kick Scooter // 3. Minecraft Sword // 4. BOOMco. Dual Defenders Blaster // 5. Play Hut- Play Tent – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Raiser Vehicle // 6. Razor PowerRider 360 // 7. Little Live Pets Butterfly House – Star Wing // 8. Deluxe Light Up Flutterbye Fairy – Rainbow // 9. MLS Soccer Net

For The Hostess:

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1. Personalized Stoneware Casserole Dish // 2. Pattern CashTouch Throw // 3. Bubbles Champagne Flute Set // 4. Personalized Vintage Collection Wine Cellar Sign // 5. Wine of the Month Club // 6. Holiday Candles // 7. Personalized Wooden Coasters // 8. Personalized Canvas Tote // 9. Buffalo Check Tea Set

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For more than 60 years Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic holiday tradition that brings family and friends together. Many of us have distinct memories of Hickory Farms at our holiday gatherings; Hickory Farms is very proud to be a part of those nostalgic moments and continues to focus on and celebrate its long heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories. They not only embrace passing down traditions through generations of families, but also creating new traditions and sharing them with loved ones. While you’re looking for that “perfect” gift for the special people on your list this season, turn to Hickory Farms. They offer a variety of specialty foods and holiday food gifts that are perfect for any budget and for everyone on your list this year – neighbors, friends, teachers, coaches, babysitters, family, etc. The gift options are not only beautifully presented, but also taste delicious. This year Hickory Farms is proud to introduce its first ever Signature Chocolate Collection. The 1lb chocolate assortment offers the true taste of American confectionary craftsmanship. Each piece is cooked in small batches using the finest ingredients and paired with premium milk or dark chocolate. YUM!!

An additional and special reason to gift from Hickory Farms this season is that they support the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Share Our Strength is the leading non-profit organization working to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. To date, the combined support of Hickory Farms and their valuable customers have raised more than $3.3 million. These contributions help provide funding for summer meal programs, emergency food assistance, nutrition education, holiday charitable giving and long-term solutions for families in need. For each Party Planner gift box sold this holiday season, Hickory Farms will donate $5 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign.

Also, something that we love is that Hickory Farms has 5 products that they offer free shipping to military APO and FPO addresses, including the “Festive Cheese Sampler” gift basket and “Beef Hearty Hickory” basket.

For The Mom:

Best Gifts for Moms

1. Wide Hinge Initial Letter Bangle // 2. Pure Jill Plush Infinity Scarf // 3. Women’s Solid Cashmere Gloves // 4. Bangle Collections // 5. Makeup Collections // 6. Brahmin Handbags 7. Fluffy Terry Slippers // 8. Knit Slouch Beanie + Arm Warmer // 9. Booties

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Say hello to Keurig® 2.0.

The new Keurig 2.0 system is the best hot beverage brewing system ever made by Keurig Green Mountain. The first Keurig brewing system to feature Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology, which reads each lid to deliver a perfect beverage every time, and the ability to brew both a single cup and a carafe, Keurig® 2.0 integrates the best technologies of both the Keurig K-Cup and Keurig Vue brewing systems to deliver everything you know and love about Keurig – and more – with game-changing performance and function, unprecedented beverage choice, and timeless design appeal.

  • Ability to brew both a single cup and a four-cup carafe of coffee
  • Three 2.0 system models ranging from $139.99 to $199.99
  • Brewer accent decals available in colors like cherry and amethyst to match décor and add personality to countertops
  • Extra-large 80 ounce water reservoir
  • Strength control setting for brewing bolder coffee
  • Color touch display
  • Customizable nightlight in the water reservoir

For The Dad:

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1. Keurig K350 2.0 Brewer, Black // 2. Rockwell RK3440K VersaCut Circular Saw // 3. Mantry Monthly Subscription Service // 4. Vineyard Vines Captain Coat // 5. Art of Shaving Grooming Kit // 6. Golf Organizer // 7. iPhone Night Cable // 8. Make Your Own Whisky Kit // 9. Men’s Health Subscription

For The Tween Girl:

Gifts for Tween Girls

1. Festive Sequin Skirt // 2. Lip Gloss Collection // 3. Nor’easter Tote // 4. Christmas Bathtime Favorites // 5. Rhinestone Floral Crochet Headband // 6. Polaroid 300 Instant Camera // 7. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Kids Sneakers // 8. Teen Reads // 9. Animal Slippers

For The Tween Boy:

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1. Wilson American NFL Pro Replica Football // 2. Hurley Tees // 3. Beats by Dre Solo™ HD Drenched in Black // 4. Smartphone Projector // 5. Soccer Ball // 6. Sphero Ball // 7. Beewi BBZ302 – Bluetooth Interactive Helicopter //8. iPod Touch // 9. The North Face Men’s Half Dome Hoodie

For The Teacher / Coach:

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1. Keep Calm Tumbler // 2. I Teach Tumbler // 3. Teachers Plant Seeds Pendant // 4. Insulated Lunch Tote // 5. Day Planner // 6. Customized Crayon Monogrammed Frame // 7. Classroom Rules Sign // 8. Jonathan Adler Umbrella // 9. David’s Top 12 Teas

Have you started your list yet?! We’ve been shopping all month to get prepared for this guide. In order to get you into the holiday spirit, we want to offer up a $100 gift card as well! Enter below. Contest ends on December 21st. Good luck!!!

$100 Gift Card Giveaway !!

Getting Gorgeous, LLC received compensation for some sponsored content within the guide. All opinions and much of the content is our own.

Teach My Baby All-In-One Learning Kit

Teach My Baby All-In-One Learning Kit is a fabulous set that gives you all sorts of really fun, educational tools for your baby. This set includes finger puppets, board books, flashcards, nesting blocks, puzzles and a storyboard all designed to stimulate your baby’s fine motors kills, hand-eye coordination and so much more.  The set is designed to be used by parents or any caregiver really for 20 minutes a day of ready to go fun that also helps your baby develop early skills. Everything is packaged in a handy briefcase like tote that keep everything nicely at hand or makes it easy to take with you. The Baby Set, geared towards 6-18 months, offers first words and numbers along with sound & touch pieces and self awareness tools, such as the mirrored flashcards to help learn body parts. It’s all very fun and offers a great variety for little ones.

This is a great option for a gift or even for those times when you, grandparents or a babysitter just aren’t sure what to do next with your baby and need a bit of help with ideas. It’s really perfect for regular daily play too. Teach My Baby All-In-One Learning Kit a great place to turn for educational fun that’s easy for you and that your baby will love. I tested the Baby Set out with my 4 children who range in age from 1-5 and they all loved it. It’s designed for my youngest, but her 3 older brothers really loved everything in the case. The puzzle flash cards and finger puppets were a big hit with all 4 and  my 1 year old loved the mirrored flashcards, nesting blocks (also mirrored) and the books. And when everyone is done, it’s so easy to just pack it all back up into the case or to tote it anywhere. This can really come in handy while traveling too. If you’re child is a bit older, you’re still covered. There are 2 additional sets for Toddlers and for Preschoolers. The Toddler set contains 17 teaching tools to help toddlers master the basics:  alphabet, numbers, shapes and colours/colors. Developed in consultation with Judith Rowlands, B Ed., M Ed., the Teach My Preschooler set is designed to give your child a head start on Kindergarten. As a mother of a son who has just wrapped up Kindergarten, I know how important that really is. The set is also divided into 4 groups, Ready to Read, Ready to Print, Ready for 1-100, and Ready for Math and is complete with books, flashcards, posters, a print guide, transparencies and a magic drawing board. This is something that I really wish we’d had last Summer before we hit Kindergarten and that I’ll probably be getting for my younger children as we approach our next year of Kindergarten.

The sets sell for $49.99 and can be found on the Teach My website. Please visit the site for much more information as well as videos that give you a a very clear view of how useful these sets can be for you and your child.

*a sample of the Baby set was provided for review purposes

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