2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Car Talk, Gift Guides, Sponsored

3 Popular Holiday Gifts Ideas from Best Buy #HintingSeason

This is a promotional post for Best Buy through the WolfBloggers program

Chances are you have more than one electronic item to buy as a gift this season. Kids of all ages and adults are all geared up these days to wanting the electronics that bring them games, entertainment, music and on-the-go gadgets. I am a Best Buy rewards member and when we shop electronics, we always use Best Buy first. We get great cash back with our rewards and the price matching they do is a smooth transaction every time. The knowledge of the employees is always outstanding and shopping Best Buy is an experience more than just another store stop. Whether the electronic you have on your list to buy is for gaming, music or the traveler, Best Buy has the top-rated brands.
For the Traveler

The Garmin and TomTom GPS unites are still a popular gift. We all know that GPS is available on our cell phones, but we also know the dangers of using a cell phone while driving. If you have a teen or a loved one who drives a lot, the GPS units can give you the peace of mind that they are not reaching for their cell phone while trying to navigate or even take calls. These units have come a long way since there original debut. They provide hands-free calling with bluetooth connectivity, weather and traffic updates. 
There are 3 hit GPS models you can choose from proving to be a popular choice at Best Buy right now. The Garmin 52LM has a 5.0″ display screen, lifetime map updates of 49 states, lane assist with junction view, displays your speed limit and arrival time and spoken turn-by-turn navigation. The Garmin 2597LMT also has a 5.0″ display screen, map updates of 49 states, lane assist with junction view, speed limit display and arrival times. What you get with tis unit compared to the 52LM is auto sort of multiple destination, choice of route set up, voice recognition and lifetime traffic updates. The 3rd option is the TomTom Go 50s with a 5.0″ display screen, text to speech, traffic updates, 3D maps (US, Canada, Mexico), advanced lane guidance and choice of route set up.
For the Music Lover

We all love our speakers and headphones so that we can listen to our playlists anywhere-at the gym, while cleaning house, washing our car or playing and cleaning outdoors and quality in the sound is a must for music lovers. I personally use the JBL Reflect brand of in-ear headphones for the gym. I love the comfort and they stay in my ear no matter what level of intensity I am working out at. If you have a music fan on your list, there are 3 popular gift ideas from the quality JBL line. 
The JBL Charge 2 is a wireless bluetooth speaker (the blue speaker in the photo above) that gives the bass they want with added features of a hands-free conference speaker phone and a social mode that allows up to 3 users to take turns playing their own playlists through this one speaker. Their is 15W power in this little speaker and 1-5/8″ woofer. The battery is top notch with its 6000 mAh lithium-ion battery. A popular choice for the social music lover such as a college student or in a workshop or gym where they may be around others who wish to show off their playlists with each other. The JBL Flip 2 is another wireless bluetooth speaker (the red above) is superb on sound clarity. It has the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation with a state of the art microphone system to pickup calls on the speaker. Great for the office worker or at home as you house clean or want background music. The third JBL gift idea is the Reflect Earbud Headphones (these are the exact ones I happen to use at the gym and LOVE them)! These headphones have a sweat proof ergonomic design and a 5-hour rechargeable battery. The reach of the cable is up to 40 feet. They are bluetooth connected and have magnetic clasping capabilities so that the headphones stay neat for storage. Great for the athletes and those who need an earbud to stay put comfortably with a lot of movement. 

For the Gamer



Will Xbox ever stop improving? Likely not! Microsoft does gaming right (and I’m not just saying that as a dedicated Seattleite). The Xbox One is a very popular choice this season and chances are someone you know is expecting one for the Holidays. Here is why the Xbox One is a popular choice in the chance you have not heard of all of the features.

The Xbox One supports the best exclusive game titles and connects you to all of your devices. You get access to the latest TV shows and movies through the apps as well as all of your media. It is equipped with 500GB of storage and a powerful network to flawlessly connect with more than 300,000 servers.


Remember Best Buy for your holiday gifts and don’t forget to scan your rewards card. That is free cash back to you on every purchase!

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Fashion, Gift Guides

Kamik Winter Boots for the family #HolidayGiftGuide

This is a promotional post for Kamik Boots

One of the first things we get out for the kids on those wet and snowy days is the protective gear. Unless you have hand-me-downs, you are constantly buying winter clothing as your child grows. You want to know that the money you spend are on a quality product that will not leave socks wet and toes freezing! Even if the kids are not the only ones in need of winter gear, the adults also want the same quality. Kamik has that quality! Waterproof and resilient boots is all they focus on! 
I have Kamik Snowbank boots for my son this year. The colors are great and the boot is so durable and made with great quality. This boot works down to -40 degrees F and are made in the USA. Kamik’s influence is their Canadian heritage and the passion to provide a sustainable product.
Kamik’s mission reflects the sustainability of their boots and the process they use with pride:
Sustainability is a big part of what we do, but we’re always looking for new ways to improve ourselves and inspire others. So in 2009 we created our Green Team, a group of Kamik executives and employees whose mission is finding more sustainable ways to make and market our products. It’s a big effort, but we believe that by working together with our suppliers, employees, retailers, and customers, we can improve the environment we all live in.”

Kamik is known to produce products that last and are priced right. The rubber is 100% waterproof with specially treated material and waterproof seams then reinforced by sealing tapes. It is a PVC-free synthetic rubber that is 50% lighter than natural rubber and is flexible, comfortable and durable with excellent traction. When my 6 year old puts on a boot in no time at all and says they feel good, you have a quality and comfortable boot because it is like pulling teeth to talk my son into wearing boots! I am so confident this winter that we have a boot that will keep his toes dry!

You can find Kamik boots for the entire family at many retailers nationwide. 

Parenting Healthy was provided the above product. All opinions are 100% my own

2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Gift Guides

Listen to your music from any room in your home with AwoX StriimLIGHT

This is a promotional post for AwoX

Electronics and play lists go hand and hand these days. Long are the days where we are racing to get the newest CD’s. When we want music, we search, download and carry our music with us on a much smaller device than the boom box of the 80’s and 90’s! When the speaker on your phone and tablet does not put out the volume you need, we buy blue tooth speakers that we have to carefully place in the home. If we have company we worry about these speakers being dropped or bumped. Some of the good ones cost quite a bit! There is another option-the AwoX StriimLight! It is a Wi-Fi bluetooth speaker that powers from any lamp in the house. Now your music is discreetly played from any room in your home!
What you get in your AwoX StriimLIGHT box is the AwoX StriimLIGHT to screw into any lamp. quick start guide and remote that controls the sound and LED light. The remote will allow you to play music with the display light on or off or stop the music and still use the light.

You can stream music to your StriimLIGHT from your music player, smartphone or tablet with its built in 10 W speaker. Also use with web radio through your home’s broadband internet connection. 
The bulb is a 110-240v and fits into any standard E26 or E27 light socket. 
You can even switch your phone off and still hear your music and control the LED light. My son thought this was the greatest thing and I may need to sacrifice my StriimLIGHT to a 6 year old. He loves when I have it installed in my room and he turns on his tablet to connect and blasts the Ghostbusters theme song. The sound is excellent and the light is bright! It connected with our devices effortlessly and you can even purchase multiple StriimLIGHT’s and they will all work together so the music plays throughout the entire house! We may need my son to leave his Ghostbusters stage before I allow his music throughout the whole house-lol! 
AwoX products make excellent holiday gifts! What else does AwoX offer? So much, you will have to see for yourself! http://www.awox.com/
Disclosure: Parenting Healthy was provided the above product. All opinions are 100% my own