Earth Friendly, Gift Guides, Mother's Day

The Antisana Arrow Blanket by Ecuadane and Giving Back to Ecuador Natives

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This Mother’s Day give a gift she will love that also gives back to natives in Ecuador. This Antisana Arrow Blanket by Ecuadane is by far one of the best gift ideas I have held in my hands. Not just because it is so soft, but because the quality cannot be unseen. It is not a bulky blanket by any means. It is very thin and lightweight for its size, but so warm. I don’t know how they do it! Plus they are made with eco friendly wools. Sustainable products are great to buy!

To sum up the features of this blanket and others like it (see more designs here from Ecuadane) I listed them below:

  • Ultra soft texture, lightweight and breathable, perfect for every season. It does not itch.
  • Versatile, great for the home, beach, camping, picnic, yoga bolster, decorative throw, or for all around comfort.
  • Beautiful vibrant color combinations and geometric patterns add the finishing touch to any space.
  • Carefully constructed with a high quality, durable blend of alpaca and synthetic materials.
  • Extra large: Approximately 93” x 82”.
  • Manufactured in the heart of Ecuador by native Otavaleños living amidst the Andes Mountains and volcanoes.
  • Wash by hand or machine on gentle cycle with a mild detergent. Tumble-dry at low temperatures or air dry. New Blankets tend to shed, after a couple of washings it will subside. Give the blanket a brush after long use or after washing.
  • Great gift for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and more.

Have you ever ordered something and when you open the package you just can’t stop ‘awe’ing over it and feeling it? You see it and immediately are proud of the quality in the look, feel and design all at once. That is what you get with these blankets from Ecuadane and I am proof because I experienced just that with my Antisana Arrow blanket. What is neat is that this blanket is named after a stratovolcano of the Northern Andes, Ecuador. So not only is it hand made in Ecuador by the native Otavaleños but its very name holds the same culture.

The blanket retails for $129.99 and the quality totally justifies the price! Shipping is always free at Ecuadane too. Make sure you head to Ecuadane.com and scroll to the bottom where you can join their newsletter that way you can be made aware of any specials they are offering! They are on Facebook as well so you can follow there too.

Gift Guides

Subscription Gift Idea for Fishermen in All Regions

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Subscription Gift Idea for Fishermen in All Regions

As winter comes to an end, we gladly welcome the spring and summer. I was raised half of my childhood in a fishing town on the Washington puget sound. I have attended several years of the Maritime parade and blessing of the fleets ceremony as our fishing boats head off for the summer Alaska runs. My brother has made many Alaska salmon runs himself on these boats. Whether you live near the coast or by lakes and rivers chances are you know a Fisherman. Lucky Tackle Box has a great gift idea for fishermen of any region.

tackle

Every month a box ships full of top fishing lures, tackle and accessories in the themed box of your choice. There are 9 different boxes to choose from

  • Bass Large Box and XL Boxes
  • Crappie/Panfish/Trout Large Box
  • Ice Large Box
  • Saltwater XL Box
  • Multi-Species XL Box
  • Walleye XL Box
  • Fly Fishing XL Box
  • Bass Tournament Box

bass box

Choose from a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. Many top brands in the fishing industry launch their newest products in the Lucky Tackle Box mailings and the retail of these always exceeds the cost of the subscription. This is great so your Fisherman can try before they buy which we all know saves money in the end.

Tackle and bait

I also found coupons and game codes to win more within the box. There was several lures in my Bass Box and I know the value of these are great so it was exciting to see them all in the months mailing. Shipping is free so there are no added costs. Send a LTB subscription today!

Lucky Tackle Box logo

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Spring Season Guide 2018 – All Things Spring

 Spring Season Guide 2018 - All Things Spring

Welcome to the Spring Season Guide 2018 – All Things Spring! As I complete posts throughout the next several weeks related to spring I will add them below so you can find them all in one spot!

Brands! Want to be featured below as a link to your own post feature? Contact me at erinnsluka(at)gmail(com)!

Want to learn more about creating a gift guide? START HERE!


 Spring Season Guide

Brands with a Cause, Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Our Family’s Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game

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Our Family's Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game

New from I See Me is Our Family’s Race Across the U.S.A. Personalized Board Game. Like their personalized books and gifts the images you upload are perfectly placed and look fantastic. I decided to make one for my Brother’s family featuring my nephews, Dad and Mom. How adorable is this?

board game

Each player piece features their name and photo I chose to upload. You can see that one’s that are straight on shots look best but even the one’s I wanted to use like Elliot’s side view is just as fun.

personalized gifts

On the board features the boys names cleverly placed as well as Mom and Dad. The bright colors and easy flow makes it fun even for the 3 year old all the way to 11 year old big brother.

family game gift

Head to the I See Me promotions page and sign up to receive promotions and discounts. Currently you get 25% off site-wide with the code JOLLY until December 5thLetters of LoveI See Me has also partnered with Children’s Cancer Research Fund and every purchase benefits them. Visit as well and send a letter to a child patient spending the Holidays battling cancer.

Education, Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Best Toy for Constructive Play by The Learning Journey

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Best Toy for Constructive Play by The Learning Journey

At the Learning Journey I am seeing many options for marble runs which make a great toy gift for constructive play. Some are simple builds and some are massive to challenge the older child including motorized lifts and more. Let’s examine the one I will feature in this post, the Techno Gears Marble Mania Extreme 4.0.

What’s Inside 

Just the sight of all that is happening on the box cover is exciting. You will need 2 AA batteries because they are not included but this allows the motorized power lifter to work. There are over 200 pieces to design and redesign your run over and over. It is labeled for 6 and older.

techno marble

Our Toy Review

There are so many different ways to design this run with all you get including the spiral marble lifter and pieces that allow for drops and windmill features. We looked over the booklet for ideas and found a design to follow. This will easily occupy a child for hours. It is a blast watching my son’s creativity come alive as he tweaks and replaces pieces to make the design his own.

Find this marble run and many more learning toys at The Learning Journey.

The Learning Journey

 

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Food, Gift Guides

Top 5 Grandparents Day Gifts from GourmetGiftBaskets.com

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Top 5 Grandparents Day Gifts from GourmetGiftBaskets.com

 

What did you get for Grandma/Grandpa for Grandparents Day?

 
Did you forget? It is September 10, 2017 this year! If you forgot or just now found out it is never too late to acknowledge the grandparents. What a great way to send a surprise with these,
 

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Let’s see the Fruit & Gourmet Gift Tower

 

 
The gift boxes are filled with fruits and gourmet snacks. My son LOVES the Chocolate Wafer Bites.

 

 

  • A Variety of Seasonal Fruits
  • Deli Style Hors D’Oeuvre Crackers by Partners
  • Monterey Jack Jalapeño Cheese by Mountain View Cheese Co.
  • Roasted and Salted Cashews by J&R Gourmet
  • (2) Chocolate Wafer Roll Petites by Dolcetto
  • Almond Nougat by Golden BonBon

 

 
Who else would you like to thank right now?

 
Now, feel free to head over to GourmetGiftBaskets.com and browse the ideas there!