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Gifts for the Holidays: Home Edition


One of my favorite places to shop over the holidays for unique gifts for the home is Cracker Barrel. I love shopping the country store that's part of their restaurant when we are dining out as well as their online store too. They have some of the most unique gifts I've ever given!

Of course one thing you'll have to remember about those gifts being unique is that they don't always last long. And that if you see it online it may not be in store and vise versa. So if you see something you really like you'll probably want to scoop it up right away. Especially items that are seasonal or from a limited time collection. Kind of like the mug and soap set in this photo. They were on the website a few weeks ago, and now they are both gone. Thankfully I got my mug before that happened! It features a cute saying that my husband used to say to our daughter when she was little. "I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck." So you can bet this mug will be treasured by her for years to come.

One of my favorite exclusive lines from Cracker Barrel is their Lodge® cast iron pans. Lodge® cast iron comes pre-seasoned and is made ready-to-use through a revolutionary foundry seasoning process. The pan shown above is an exclusive 10.5" square grill pan that features the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® logo on the bottom, and has low, slanted sides to make flipping easy and the raised ridges remove fat from food. The thing I really like about this pan is it gives your food like hot dogs and hamburgers those fancy "grill marks" when you use it to cook them.

Learn more and purchase gifts from Cracker Barrel online.


For the person that has a weighted blanket on their list the 2-in-1 Hush Blanket Summer + Winter Bundle is the perfect choice! Why you ask? Because it's one that can be used year round! The bundle includes a Hush Inner Weighted Blanket, Hush Classic Duvet Cover and Hush Iced Cooling Cover giving you the flexibility to choose which cover you want to use and when based on your sleeping preferences. The covers are super-easy to swap out and care for. Simply unzip at the side, remove the inner weighted blanket, swap the cover, throw the used cover in the wash, and hang to dry. And you're all set for the next nights sleep!

Sitting at 3-5x times heavier than your regular duvet, a weighted blanket is proven to give you a deeper sleep and reduce your anxiety- you'll fall asleep faster to waking up more refreshed too. Hush blankets are available in multiple sizes and weights. The blanket should be roughly 10% of your body weight.

Learn more and purchase Hush blankets online.


Micro Cotton’s Noble Excellence Elite bath towels, available at Dillard's, are made with 600 GSM superior extra-fine-long-staple cotton, so they’re built to last and keep you warm all season long. The best part? They’re durable, meaning they’re made to maintain their softness wash after wash and they create almost zero lint and pill, so they won’t clog your washer or dryer. Your in choice of body towel, bath towel, washcloth and hand towel. In a full array of beautiful colors to fit your current bathroom decor!

Learn more and purchase Micro Cotton towels online.


JumpSmart is there when you need it for an emergency. This single unit combines a 37000 mWh jump starter, 330 Lumen flashlight and a power bank in one device! The JumpSmart is powerful enough to jump start 8-cylinder, 5.0L engines (up to 2.0L Diesel) and even works with most cars, trucks, SUV’s, boats, motorcycles, lawn mowers, ATV’s, and more! The Smart Jumper Cables have 10 built-in safety features with audible alarms and visual safety indicator lights to warn of any improper connection. The flashlight has a 495ft reach and features 4-modes: high, low, SOS, and strobe. The power bank charges your USB devices, including phones and tablets fast with the patented SmartSpeed Technology at 2.4A output. Use it at home and take it on-the-road to help ensure peace of mind everywhere you go!

The ChargeHub Powerstation 360 is the ultimate charging solution! It can charge up to (10) USB devices simultaneously, including (4) USB’s, (6) AC Outlets, and provides up to 4000 Joules of Surge Protection with Lifetime Connected Equipment Warranty! The package includes (1) ChargeHub Powerstation with AC Power Cord, (2) Mounting Anchors, (1) Hanging Template, (1) User Manual, and (1) Year Limited Warranty by Limitless Innovations.

The TikiTunes portable 5-watt speaker offers 6-hours of continuous playtime from any wireless compatible device with its built-in 2000 mAh rechargeable battery. Connect up to two speakers using dual sync capabilities from a maximum distance of 30 feet for a true stereo-sound. The warm LED ambient light emits a flickering, atmospheric light providing the perfect ambiance for evenings spent outdoors or a cozy night in.

Learn more and purchase products from Limitless Innovations online.


Listening to music can be both fun and done pretty much anywhere when it's done via a Bluetooth speaker.

Bluetooth Animal Speaker by My Audio Pet
This kids’ Bluetooth speaker looks like a tiny, adorable animal, but don’t let the sweet little face fool you into thinking it can’t crank out the tunes. The speaker creates great sound in a design about the size of a golf ball. It is packed with features like a wireless selfie remote shutter, built-in mic for phone calls, and optional pairing that lets two speakers create a stereo-sound experience. (And that doubles down on the cuteness.) USB rechargeable for up to six hours of playing time. Pop one onto a backpack for a party to go.

Aud Shower by iLuv
This Bluetooth shower speaker sets the stage for connected tub time. Water-resistant with sealed controls and a built-in microphone, it wirelessly connects to your phone via Bluetooth for streaming music and answering calls. The rechargeable battery provides four hours of playtime (or splashtime).

 Learn more and purchase products like these via The Grommet online.


The patented, PediPocket is uniquely and intelligently designed with your utmost comfort in mind. It measures almost 6ft. in length including a foot pocket to keep your feet toasty. It is substantial enough to keep you warm on even the most wintry of days, yet delicate enough for breezy summer nights. No matter your need, PediPocket has you covered. Available in three sizes and a wide selection of colors and patterns the PediPocket is perfect for everyone on your Christmas list!

Learn more and purchase PediPocket online.


Spoil yourself with Luxury 1800 Collection premium ultra-soft double brushed microfiber fabric sheets from Bare Home. Exquisitely designed with a perfect combination of durability and softness that will have you sleeping comfortably every night for years to come! Luxuriously crafted with superior breathability that will keep you warm and cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. Breathable hypoallergenic double brushed microfiber yarns provide resistance from dust mites and other allergens, great for those prone to allergies or asthma! Wrinkle resistant, shrink resistant, fade resistant, stain resistant, and environmentally friendly. Available in a wide selection of vibrant colors and hard to find sizes make them the go to source for all your bedding needs!

Learn more and purchase Bare Home Sheets online.


For that person on your list that's a loves to be organized Office Depot has some really awesome products that are sure to be a hit this holiday season!

The TUL Note-taking System (Metallics Collection): The discbound notebook allows users to add, remove and rearrange notes within your notebook as many times as you want. It comes in champagne, silver and rose gold.

TUL Limited Edition Metallic Ink writing collection: Grab one of these pens and let the smooth flow of metallic ink turn your ordinary drawings and writing into something eye catching. The rubberized grips feel good in your hand and the medium points offer a thick mark with each stroke. Available in single and multi-pack options.

Office Depot Brand Cling Notes: When you need to add a notation to a book or important document, write it on one of these sticky notes instead of the page. The translucent design lets you view the text underneath.The sheets offer protection without the need for lamination and cling to walls, windows or other smooth surfaces. Static-stay technology helps the sheet adhere with no tape, push pins or magnets required.

Learn more and purchase products like these at Office Depot online.


Getting a good night sleep is the best gift anyone could receive, and that possible with the customizable Dollop Pillow. Picking the right pillow that is supportive and comfortable improves your sleep while promoting a healthy spine noted by Mayo Clinic, WebMD, Healthline, and Harvard Health. That is why CEO and Chiropractor, Alberto Kim, invented the dollop pillow.

The pillow has a center cavity that cradles your head comfortably. Once you test the dollop pillow as is by taking a deep breath, you will naturally feel your head and neck support while taking the weight off your shoulders. This will allow you to breath better as it keeps air passages open. You can insert up to two head blocks in the opening under the center cavity to find the best fit for your head shape. If necessary, there is the memory foam booster to elevate the pillow by an inch.

Learn more and purchase Dollop Pillow online.


The Akita watchdog device connects to a LAN port on any home router (not inline) and detects any unwanted crypto-activity or break-in attempts into the network.  It blocks them immediately so no hacker can exploit a home network. If a threat is found Akita messages you. If you don’t recognize it, you can escalate it to experts at Akita, who are standing by 24/7.

Akita uses military-grade security protection retrofitted for the home. Akita verifies the security of your WiFi network and checks the speed and bandwidth to be sure you get what you pay for. Akita scans for unusual activity using a combination of behavioral analysis, machine learning, and threat intelligence and immediately shuts it down.

Akita gets smarter as you use it learning from networks and updating constantly. Akita learns your habits to protect your network, adapting to your privacy and security needs. Unlike a firewall, Akita does not reroute network traffic and doesn’t affect your network speed, so it will not slow your connection. It works according to GDPR & CCPA regulations.

Setup is simple. Just plug Akita into a LAN port on your router, install the app, scan your Akita barcode, and Akita performs an Initial Security Vulnerability Assessment (patent backed) for your connected WiFi network. You can rest assured that Akita is protecting you.

Learn more and purchase Akita online.


The Rocabi Weighted Blanket offers so many great benefits wrapped up on one simple blanket. This amazing blanket lulls you to sleep with the feeling of being hugged all night long, helping to relieve stress and anxiety allowing you to get the full nights rest you deserve. This weighted anxiety blanket is perfect for problem sleepers looking to reduce anxiety and snuggle up in bed and be lulled to sleep by simulating the secure feeling of being held. The rocabi Luxury Weighted Blanket is engineered to be 10% of your body weight and its handpicked fabric has a special soft texture that creates a look of total elegance.

The blanket comes in weights starting at 15 lbs going up 5 lbs at a time to a max of 30 lbs weight. The blanket weight you need is based on your personal weight so that you don't have to worry about accidentally choosing a weight that's too light, or too heavy and doesn't give you the maximum benefits you deserve.

Learn more and purchase a Rocabi Weighted Blanket online.


Help someone you love spruce up their bed, and help them get a better nights rest with a new set of pillows and shams from Curtain & Bath Outlet.

Allerease offers affordable solutions for a cleaner bed and a healthier you by keeping your pillows clean and fresh. Ultra soft natural allergen protection - hypoallergenic fiber filled. Standard/Queen 20" x 28". All with the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval! An Allerease 2-Pack of pillows is available for only $11.99.

Madison Ruffled Pillow Shams fit standard sized pillows and are 65% Polyester/35% Cotton so they are soft to the skin. Machine wash, cold setting, tumble dry, low heat. No ironing required.
Colors Available: Beige, Light blue, Light Green, Navy, Pink and White.

Learn more and purchase these products and more at Curtain & Bath Outlet online.
Now through 12/31/19 get 10% off your online order with code "19octsave10"


The Innovia® Paper Towel Dispenser is a hands-free, automatic paper towel dispenser that dispenses paper towels one at a time with just the wave of your hand. It’s ideal for use in the kitchen, the garage, or the craft room – wherever you need to quickly wipe messy hands or clean a spill. The Innovia dispenser is compatible with most household paper towel brands, is available in a variety of colors, and comes in both counter-top and under-cabinet models. It’s the technology you didn’t know you needed but can’t live without — and it’s this holiday’s must-have gadget for crafters, busy moms, home cooks, or anyone who wants to make clean up easier!

Learn more and purchase Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispensers online.


The Illuminated BloChair and LED Glow Beach Ball will light up your night! Great for a backyard party, camping trip, dorm room or anywhere inside or outside your house.

Illuminated BloChair
You can control the level of comfort by adjusting the air pressure to the perfect level. You’ll feel like your floating on air- because you are. Its just like a bean bag, but without the weight. It weighs less than 3 lbs. so you can take it anywhere! Choose from over 120 color changing light options that you control with your remote. You can set the chair to glow or to flash multiple colors.

Illuminated LED Glow Beach Ball
Powered by PoolCandy LiveLights, the Illuminated LED Glow Beach Ball is a fun way to light up an evening party, from decorating your pool or backyard, to enjoying a light-up volleyball game in the pool. Completely waterproof, the lights can be set to glow a solid color blue, purple, red or green, or set up as party mode– continuously changing lights through different colors. Runs on three AA Batteries (Not included).

Learn more and purchase PoolCandy products online.




While down pillows are comfortable and conforming, they constantly need to be fluffed and do not hold their shape throughout the night. They are also a problem for those that suffer from feather allergies. Good quality shredded memory foam solves this problem through its ability to conform, but can make too heavy of a pillow for some users. Only the Snuggle-Pedic® uses a proprietary mix of our very special hypo-allergenic and extremely low V.O.C. Biogreen® memory foam and CertiPUR-US® certified foam. This proprietary mix of foams comes directly from our very high-end, all USA produced mattresses made right in our Agoura Hills, CA factory. The very small pieces are extremely soft and fluffy, and make our pillow lighter and more resilient than the usual shredded memory foam pillows found on the market.

Learn more and purchase the Snuggle-Pedic® Pillow online.



The SimpleSENCE Water Leak and Freeze Detector is a great gift for anyone on your list. The SimpleSENCE is a highly accurate, Wi-Fi based water leak and freeze detector. You can put it under a sink, near a hot water heater, any place that isn’t immediately visible and where water could leak for a long time without being noticed. In the event of a leak or freeze, SimpleSENCE will send a text or email to your phone via the easily downloadable app.

Learn more and purchase SimpleSENCE WiFi Leak and Freeze Detector online.

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