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Posted on June 6, 2015

Creating Experiences: Best Buy Wedding Registry

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Wedding planning can be both fun and very stressful. One of the planning activities that couples can have a little fun with is setting up their gift registries. Wedding gifting has changed over the years, back in the day there were probably a handful of stores that people registered at. As times change couples now have more options when it comes the types of gifts they register for. I can bet the men will be happy to hear that Best Buy has now joined in on offering a wedding registry service. 

Best Buy Wedding Registry


Although many couples still register for the “starting a home” gifts more and more couples are now looking at building experiences.  With stores like Best Buy opening up into the wedding registry service couples can allow their gift giving guests to help them obtain products that support them building their lives together and creating memorable moments. 

Best Buy may not have been the first store to pop in your head when thinking about where you want to register, but they actually have a large selection of items beyond the basic electronics.  Think about the type of experiences you and your partner want to create and Best Buy is sure to have something that fits. One feature I love about the Best Buy Wedding registry service is the Group Gifting option, what a handy way to register for the bigger ticket items you need while allowing guests to contribute based on their budget.  Any item on your registry priced at $200 or more is automatically eligible and buyers can click a “contribute’ button and enter the amount they wish to give. 

I love the idea of thinking about items needed to begin your life of new experiences when creating your registry. I’m not at the stage in my own wedding planning yet of creating the registry but now that I know Best Buy has this service we will be taking advantage of it. I started thinking about things we like to do as a couple and how I could incorporate some of the things we want and need into our registry. My fiance and I are wanting a destination wedding and with that comes a lot of sight seeing. This was the inspiration for my first board of gift ideas for the Traveling couple. 
Best Buy Wedding Registry
In the kitchen is where I am most relaxed. In the early days of our relationship my fiance and I spent a lot of time cooking together.  We are both foodies and creating new fun and healthy meals is always exciting. Best Buy has a ton of gift options for the couple who loves to cook and eat. Everything from appliances to wine openers can be added to your registry. 

Best Buy Wedding Registry

Entertaining and movie nights in are two things we both enjoy.  It is just understood the during Football season Saturdays are reserved to watch the Alabama Crimson Tide and that means watch party’s are a regular thing. There are a ton of great items available at Best Buy that we can add to our registry to make entertaining fun and comfortable. 

Best Buy Wedding Registry

 Creating your registry at Best Buy is simple and easy, they now even have an app that you can download and easily add item online or while shopping in store.  Click here to get started and let your friends and family help gift you items to build a lifetime of magical memories. 

* I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.

Posted on May 4, 2015

10 Mother’s Day Gifts under $100

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Mother’s Day is a week away; and if you haven’t done your shopping yet you still have time. Today I’m sharing 10 great gift ideas you can still purchase and have on hand just in time to celebrate mom, and even a few you may want for yourself.  Of course there really shouldn’t be a budget when looking for gifts for mom, she did give us life after all, but for those of us on a budget everything on this list is under $100 and a few items are under $50.  Some of the brands I’ll be sharing in today’s post have multiple gift sets specially curated for Mother’s Day, so be sure to browse around their sites a bit. 


Christian Louboutin Nail Polish Set

 1. The Christian Louboutin Loubi Nail Care Kit $55 – The packaging alone makes this a nice gift. If mom likes to paint her nails or even collect pretty beauty items you really can’t go wrong here. This set includes a smoothing nail primer and glossy top coat; the perfect start and finish for a flawless manicure. 

Kate Spade Charm Bracelet

2: Kate Spade NY Charming Link Bracelet $38 – I love gifts that have a personal touch and that you can add-on to.  Charm bracelets are a classic items and this Kate Spade version is the perfect blend of style and affordability and makes a nice gift for siblings to go in on together. The bracelet retails for $38 and charms start at $18.  

 L'Occitane Spring L'occibox

3: L’Occitane Spring L’Occi Box $48 – If you are shopping on a budget this is the set to get, you might want to add one to the cart for yourself. The Spring L’Occi Box contains; Jasmin & Bergamote Eau de Toilette, 0.04 fl.oz – Immortelle Precious Serum, 0.23 fl.oz – Immortelle Brightening Essence Sample – Shea Butter Hand Cream, 10ml 0.3 .oz – Shea Whipped Hand Cream, 30ml – Bonne Mere Rose Soap, 3.5 .oz – cube of Sugarfina Champagne Bears. Everything comes wrapped and packaged in this super cute reusable pink box.  Right now you can grab this gift set for $20 when you use the code SUGAR at checkout.  At $20 this is a no brainer, grab one before it’s gone. 


Me & The Girls Gift Set

4: Me & The Girls Mini Beauty Luxury Trial & Travel Set $64 – Gift mom and give back to a worthy cause at the same time with this best-selling gift set. Me & The Girls Alternative Skin Care is a for-profit organic skincare company that supports the idea that every woman regardless of social status and circumstances deserves to feel safe, valuable and beautiful. Every purchase from website goes towards the Hope Bag Mission, an organization providing emergency personal care items and products to facilities that treat and house women and girls after they have been rescued from human trafficking.  

The Mini Beauty Luxury Trial & Travel Set set includes Includes mini versions of: Limonum Body Scrub, Lavandula Revive Softening Creme, Moon™ Anti-Aging Night Facial Moisturizer, Moon™ Serum, Lavandula Revive Foot Scrub, Bamboo spoon, Signature logo travel bag and BONUS Bar Beleza Multi-Use Beauty Bar and Lip Combo Moisturizer.


MICHAEL Michael Kors Key Charms I Love Mom

5: MICHAEL by Michael Kors Key Charms $38 – If a charm bracelet isn’t Mom’s style, how about these these cute key charms from Michael Kors. Available in two colors Blossom/Gold or Chilli/Gold, for a limited time you can save 25% when your purchase at Macy’s using code FRIEND. 


Sephora Favorites Fragrance Gift Set

6: Sephora Favorites Bottled Dreams Perfume Sampler $58 – For those that like fragrances these sets from Sephora make nice gifts.  The recipient gets to sample 7 best-selling fragrances and the set includes a certificate to redeem for a full size bottles.  

Skin-Inc. Custom Blend Serum Set

7. SKIN INC Custom Blended Serum $90 – Let mom feel like a start with a custom blended skin serum from SKIN INC. The custom blended serum kits come in a few options depending on skin needs. With a set to tackle fine lines and aging to glowing and brightening mom will fall in love with her skin after using these Serums. 

Tatcha Okasan Mother's Day Gift Set

8:  Tatcha Okasan Gift Set: $98.00 –  This set comes nicely packaged in a hand crafted wooden kiri box and includes a nice sampling of Tatcha favorites. If mom can’t get away for a spa day this set is also she needs for a pamper session at home.   This set includes travel sizes of the – Ageless Enriching Renewal Cream – Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream – Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask  – Gold Camellia Beauty Oil & Tatcha candies from Japan.

Savannah Bee Company Orange Blossom Signature Gift Set

9. Savannah Bee Company Orange Blossom Honey Signature Gift Set $71 – If a day trip to Savannah, GA is out of the question, gift mom the next best thing with an assortment of products from Savannah Bee Company.  Honey plus Citrus is a match made in heaven, add it to rich and moisturizing skin and body products and you are in for a special treat. This set contains; Orange Blossom Honey Body Wash , Orange Blossom Honey Body Lotion, Orange Blossom Liquid Honey Hand Soap , Orange Blossom Handmade Honey Bar Soap, Beeswax Heel Balm, Sweet Nothings Beeswax Lip Gloss, and a tin of Cheerful Beeswax Lip Balm. Savannah Bee Company Products are 100% Natural and made in the U.S.A. 

Dana's Bakery Macarons

10: Dana’s Bakery Make it a Double Cocktail Inspired Macaron Box $60 -This box of sweet treats  (which is actually on sale at the moment for $54) comes with 2 boxes of 12 Macarons each with cocktail inspired  flavors like Mimosa, Mint Julep, and Cosmopolitan. Give both to mom or keep one for yourself 🙂 

 There you have it a variety of gifts that you can still order in time for Mother’s Day Delivery. Spot anything on the list you find interesting?  

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Posted on December 20, 2013

ChapStick Holiday Tins make the perfect Stocking Stuffers

Chapstick/ Gift Giving Guide/ Holiday Shopping
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Happy Friday lovelies, 

How many of your are running around today holiday shopping. I will raise my hand I was up and out early this morning myself. I wanted to show you a great product to include in with your stocking stuffers this year from ChapStick. In addition to the many beauty items I am obsessed with lip balms of any variety are among them. My Mr. is a huge ChapStick fan, I’m constantly finding his ChapSticks all over the house, I think he keeps one in every room lol.  

The seasonal favorite Candy Cane flavor is back again this year, along with a new seasonal flavor Gingerbread Kiss. These are available individually and retail for $1.01-$1.99. 
I love the limited edition holiday tins, they make great small gifts and stocking stuffers. The Holiday tins are available in eight colorful designs and the collectors edition ornament tins are available in three designs. Each tin contains three ChapStick Candy Cane seasonal varieties. 

  • Gold Pattern, Purple & Gold Lace and Pink Sparkle tins containing Strawberry, Cherry and Spearmint Classic ChapStick® varieties are available exclusively at Target for the SRP of $4.99 each;

  • Plaid and Snowflake tins containing Strawberry, Cherry and Spearmint Classic ChapStick® varieties and the Diagonal Candy Cane Stripe tin containing limited-edition Candy Cane are available exclusively at Walmart for the SRP of $4.99 each;

  •  The Candy Cane Swirl tin containing the limited-edition Candy Cane variety is available exclusively at Walgreens for the SRP of $5.99.

They may be in different areas in the various stores, in Target I can tell you my store has them in the Seasonal Section with the Holiday items. 

‘Tis the season, I have a few extra tins to give to one readers, enter via the rafflceopter below. 
* Disclosure: “The ChapStick® product and information have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.” 
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