Enterprising Moms Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Here are a few of our favorite things to add to your holiday shopping list.   

We put together an eclectic variety of products and services that we think anybody would love to receive as gifts!  These items were also chosen because they are offered by local mom owned, and mom-run businesses.  Why not keep dollars in your local economy and in your community?  More people make their money in small businesses than any other type of business.  When you shop at a local, mom-owned business, you are helping that shop owner put food on the table or make a mortgage payment.  Your purchase truly has an impact on these Enterprising Moms and we hope that you are inspired to shop local and shop Mom Owned this holiday season.

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Be the Hostess with the Mostess

Two Monkeys Design is my go-to for personalized and branded items.  Over the years, I’ve had them create fun tumblers, door decor, porch decor for me as well as many branded items for my travel clients.  I asked the owner to pick out a gift that everyone will want for our guide and I think she chose the perfect item – Holiday themed Flour Sack Towels!

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Super cute Holiday Themed Flour Sack Towels make great hostess gifts

Flour sack towels are a perfect hostess gift if you’re headed to a holiday party, a house warming or just want to add a little farmhouse décor to your own space.  These ~27” x 27” 100% cotton towels are both pretty and functional… and they’re completely customizable.

Order here: Two Monkeys on Facebook 

E-mail TwoMonkeysVinylDesigns@yahoo.com

Get ready for a new you!

Who doesn’t want to start the new year off in a healthy way?  Mary Sabat, of Body Designs by Mary is offering a plan for weight loss, optimal health and wellness.
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Start the new year off with a new you with Body Designs by Mary

BodyDesigns Lifestyle Diet Plan is your last stop for permanent weight loss and optimal health and wellness.  Just $325 gets your loved one an individualized lifestyle diet plan and coaching.  Program includes an in person or remote consult to establish the plan, your customized plan based on your likes, dislikes, any health issues and goals giving you 3-4 options for all meals and snacks plus easy to follow recipes.  Daily monitoring and coaching, unlimited email and phone support through your program  Option to add on BodyDesigns Detox Plan for just $25 which adds on another month of coaching and includes the book and recipe book.

Contact: Mary Sabat MS, RDN, LD

Read. Laugh. Repeat.

Put your friends and family in a good mood by adding some ha ha ha’s to their ho ho ho’s with The Book Of Failures, a number one bestseller by very funny author, actor and comedienne, Amy Binegar-Kimmes-Lyle!  A hilarious memoir about real life.

I have read this book and I highly recommend getting yourself a copy and one for a friend.  Amy’s laugh out loud funny and the stories are super relatable.

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The Amy Binegar-Kimmes-Lyle Book of Failures

Shop for the “Book of Failures” here:  Buy it on Amazon

Give the gift of beautiful hair!

Second Act Hair Studio is a boutique hair salon in Roswell that offers personalized hair services by appointment.  Debbie, from Second Act Hair Studio, has been doing hair for over 30 years.  She has had extensive training in cutting and coloring and has worked with such greats as Vidal Sassoon designers, Irvine and Rita Rusk, Sebastian and Aveda.  Debbie is licensed in three states: Ohio, California and Georgia.   She’s the real deal!

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Gift Set – Anti-oxidant shampoo & conditioner with a sturdy blow dry brush

Debbie is offering a great gift set of Anti-Oxidant shampoo and conditioner and a sturdy blow dry brush for $35.00 which includes a $25.00 gift certificate for any service from Second Act Hair Studio!

Contact: Second Act Hair Salon
Phone: 404-275-3276
Website: secondacthairstudio.com

Customize Your Cards

DP Portfolio is offering custom foil, printed or embellished cards. Designer and illustrator, Diksha Patel, is the creative force behind DP Portfolio.  Her designs are truly beautiful and her work has been featured in big box stores and in over 35 local shops around town.  You can call or email to place an order for custom cards.

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dpPortfolio creates beautiful custom cards
Contact: dpPortfolio 
E-mail: design@dpPortfolio.com

Elegant Infinity Circle Necklace

Ivey Logan Boutique is a Pop Up and website boutique.  Ivey Logan Boutique believes in providing contemporary apparel to women without the Boutique prices. So you can afford to change your style as much as you want.  They want women to feel great inside and out.

If you look good. You feel good. You can do good.

They are offering this beautifully crafted Infinity Circle Necklace.  This piece is simple and elegant and is the shop owner’s favorite in the collection.

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This Infinity Circle Necklace is simple & elegant
Contact: Ivey Logan Boutique 

For Nature Lovers!

You’ll find the fun gift boutique Thyme on My Hands at holiday markets around town in Alpharetta, Georgia, and at the farmers markets during the summer.

Thyme on My Hands, LLC, offers truly unique gifts that are carefully curated from suppliers around the world.  You will not find these items in the Big Box stores.  You need to shop here if you’re looking for a WOW gift for a gardener or nature enthusiast in your life.

Hand-crafted hummingbird feeders are perfect gifts for nature lovers!

Unique, hand-crafted hummingbird feeders are the perfect gift for a nature lover!  The feeders are hand poured and glazed inside to ensure durability and easy cleaning.  Each one is hand painted with non-toxic paints, then sealed to preserve the design.  Available in several colors and styles. $21.95 plus tax.

Contact: Thyme on my Hands, LLC
Facebook: Thymegardeninggifts

Organize your space

McPatty Langston, of McOrganize!, is a professional organizer, author and very funny lady.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy partnering with her to optimize your space.  She is offering a 3 hour organizing session for someone in your life that is looking to declutter an office, closet, pantry, or other livable space that could use some clarity!  This would include the organizing and staging of a space that would best serve the client.
Get organized with McPatty!
Contact: McOrganize
Facebook: McOrganize4U
You can call McPatty for an appointment at 678-591-0682.

Everyone loves a necklace

You may remember reading about Leslie Criden of Glassy Jewelry in our post titled, “6 Tips fpr Holiday Market Success“.    Glassy jewelry makes unique leather and one of a kind glass beaded jewelry.  They source their glass elements from artisans around the world.  Leslie is offering these fun choker/necklaces for our gift guide.

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These fun/choker necklaces make great teacher gifts and stocking stuffers.

These pieces make perfect teacher gifts, stocking stuffers and all around great gifts.  These particular necklaces are best sellers and Leslie has a hard time keeping them in stock so contact Glassy Jewelry ASAP if they are on your gift list.

Contact: Glassy Jewelry
E-mail:  glassyjewelryatl@gmail.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/glassyjewelryatl

Monogram it!

I am in love with anything that’s monogrammed so I was super happy when Enterprising Mom, Debby Armentrout, of Mermaid House Designs, asked to showcase her monogramming services in this guide.  Mermaid House can monogram shirts, hats, towels, even BOOTS and more.  They do monogramming,  printed heat transfer and sublimation.  Sublimation is printing on metal and they offer a wide range of customized bangle bracelets, picture frames, ornaments.  They can also print on tile and glass cutting boards.

You can monogram boots!   (I am a little amazed that this can be done)

December 17th is the deadline to get your order back by Christmas! 

Mermaid House offers fast and beautiful monogram services

This is a custom service and you can contact Mermaid House Designs to discuss what you are looking for this holiday season.

Contact: Mermaid House Designs
Debby Armentrout
Phone: 770-827-8203
E-mail: mermaid_central@yahoo.com

Put your best Face Forward

Vernu Med Spa has special offers just for us

Vernu Med Spa addresses your individual beauty needs with a results-oriented program specifically tailored to bring about the personal improvements you desire.  Every service and product that has become a part of their signature treatments, has been extensively researched and tested, assuring you optimal results.  Their beautiful new office has been specifically designed for patient relaxation and maximum care.  If you’re looking for the ultimate med spa experience, then look no further.  Vernu Med Spa will renew you!

Vernu Med Spa has special offers for us:

20% off Botox

and $25.00 off any facial to include a complimentary B12 injection ($29.99 value)

Contact: Vernu Med Spa
501 S. Main Street, Suite 202
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Phone: (770) 559-0055
Ginger – Esthetician

Cindy – Nurse Practitioner

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Get Started with Essential Oils and Healthy Living

Young Living is committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of authentic essential oils.

True wellness is more than just physical health. Discover your wellness-focused lifestyle with our pure, whole-life solutions.

Enterprising Mom, Susanne Hubbard, was a featured sponsor for the Enterprising Mom’s networking group and you can read more about Susanne in our September Spotlight blog post.

This premium starter kit includes everything you see here

Offer: Young Living Starter Kit for $160.00. This also gives you a membership and community support for learning how to use essential oils and transition to non toxic living. The kit includes all pictured.

To purchase go to www.myyl.com/ceruleanessentials.

Contact: Susanne Hubbard 770-845-0923.

Pampering wins, hands down!

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Indulge and Pamper yourself with the Satin Hands Pampering Set

A Touch of Instant Bliss!
Satin Hands Pampering Set

Created to deliver an extra dose of indulgence, the Satin Hands® Pampering Set transports you to a soothing retreat in three easy steps. This set includes a new scrub and hand cream powered by nourishing shea butter in addition to the softener you already know and love.

 Instantly, hands feel moisturized, soft and smooth.
 Hands feel revitalized, soothed and protected.
 Skin feels renewed, looks rejuvenated and instantly looks healthier.

Wrapped and ready for everyone on your list. Choose from White Tea and Citrus, Fragrance Free or for a limited time-Pomegranate!
Available as complete set – $40 or hand cream alone -$15

Order online 24/7 @ www.marykay.com/norapalmieri
For local delivery – Call/text 908-803-4249

As an Independent Beauty Consultant, Nora Palmieri honors the “Golden Rule”so this offer is valid only for those who do not have a Mary Kay Consultant currently servicing them.***

Nora Palmieri
Independent Beauty Consultant Call/Text: 908-803-4249E-mail: norapalmieri@marykay.comWebsite: marykay.com/norapalmieri 

Carry your Cards With Sparkle and Ease!

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Our friend, Priyanka Nathani, at TrendBrew recommends her all time favorite gift item, the Simply Sparkling Card Holder by Kate Spade.  She keeps 3-4 of her most essential cards – Debit card, Credit card, Priority pass (great for travelers) and Costco card, in this holder at all times.

It’s a perfect gift for enterprising moms and for any woman who likes to easily switch from a laptop bag or a tote to a small sling back or to even not carrying a purse at all.  Women won’t need to worry about their wallets or wristlets not fitting in their sling bags or clutches anymore!

It’s her go-to item for making her life easier with work & two boys.

Shop here: Here is the link to the Simply Sparkling Card Holder by Kate Spade : https://trendbrew.com/#!/app/product-details/office-supplies/macys/kate-spade-new-york/simply-sparkling-card-holder/55212

More gifts: And here is the link to other products that Priyanka recommends for gifts this holiday season in her TrendStore on TrendBrew: https://trendbrew.com/#!/app/trendstore/priyanka-jain-nathani/holiday-gift-guide-list/507
Name: Priyanka Nathani
Contact number: 315-601-3025

Handcrafted Toffee, locally made

Something sweet is always on everyone’s wish list.  Candy is a great gift for the folks on your list that are hard to buy for too.

True story: years ago I stopped by a friend’s house during a holiday get-together and she gave me a great box of candy that she had wrapped and ready to go.  I wasn’t expecting a gift but she made sure to include everyone in her gift exchange that day.  I learned a solid lesson on being a hostess and I always have gift wrapped treats at holiday time now just in case I am lucky enough to have someone stop by.

Everyone loves toffee and Andrew’s Toffee is our local source for this yummy confection.

Andrews Toffee is located in Roswell, Ga.   Andrews Toffee is delicious, handmade toffee from an old family recipe, packaged in boxes or cellophane bags and tied with a variety of colorful ribbons to coordinate with any occasion.
The toffee is naturally gluten free and is made with only the finest butter, sugar, Georgia pecans and milk chocolate.
The photos above show 8 oz packages that sell for $10 each
Shop here: andrewstoffee.com 

Baby, you’ve got style!

Let’s face it, kids are cute and they’re even cuter in sweet clothes.  Stylin Sophie offers styles that you won’t find elsewhere and at great prices.   Enterprising Mom, Katy Hirschel runs a small children’s clothing boutique called StylinSophie shop.  Stylin Sophie offers a curated collection of whimsical and unique clothing for babies, toddlers, and little girls.

Name: Katy Hirschel
Email: stylinsophie@gmail.com
Website: stylinsophie.com
Instagram: @stylinsophieshop

The Skin of your Dreams. Realized!

Kathy Dolan, Retro Co., is an Enterprising Mom that wants to make you feel beautiful in your own skin.

Retro Co

Fast Facial Mask harnesses the power of light so you can reclaim the skin you were born with. Treat facial wrinkles in just 15 minutes per day, hands-free, with a combination of red and infrared light emitting diodes (LEDs) that work together to reduce the appearance of even the deepest wrinkles. Love guaranteed!

Turn back the clock with real results at the click of a button – no surgery required.

Retro Co has a full line of tech tools and skin & eye care products.

Contact: Kathy Dolan
Retro Co.
6080 Deerwoods Trail Alpharetta 30005 GA
website: Retro Co

Hopefully, you agree that this collection has great options for all the folks on your gift list this year.

Shop LOCAL and MOM OWNED businesses and let us know that you did!  We’d love to hear your feedback here in the comments or on our social media pages.

This is not a sponsored post and neither the author nor the Enterprising Moms receives any compensation from the businesses in this guide. 

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