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10 Awesome Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2018 #GIVEAWAY

Spring is one of my favorite seasons. Finally, we can get outdoors, spend time in the sun, enjoy a Sunday with mom and take an afternoon walk with friends or family. My favorite Spring Holiday has always been Mother’s Day. Maybe it’s because my mom is so special and I love her so much! This year for Mother’s Day, I’m attending Allgauer’s Mother’s Day Brunch with my mom, my sister and my 3 boys. This “award winning Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch” features “over 100 decadent items ranging from unlimited Bubbly Champagne and Mimosas, Oysters on the Half-Shell…Dozens of Fresh Salads, Hand Carved Meats…Kid’s Buffet and a Never-Ending Dessert Buffet including Baked Alaska!” I love good food and I love spending time with with my mom so this is going to be amazing.

I am happy this year to celebrate our moms by sharing with you this awesome list of gift ideas of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas which I hope you find useful and fun!

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Now on to the our curated list of 10 awesome Mother’s Day gift ideas for this year, 2018. These gift ideas are all selected by me with: product info; price; purchase link and; social links for each product. I’d love for you to show your support to these manufacturers by visiting and following. I hope you enjoy these awesome Mother’s Day gift ideas which I know would make great gifts to give your mom.

1. Lonely Planet Travel Coloring Book – $10


Coloring isn’t just healthy for kids, everyone can enjoy the therapeutic process of using your imagination, being creative and fulfillment of bringing pages to life artistically. This fun travel product for adults by Lonely Planet is a great Mother’s Day gift for all moms! New and exciting news has been shared with us too that Lonely Planet has also launched Lonely Planet Kids where we can discover a whole new world of creative travel adventures. This Ultimate Travel Coloring Books is also available at the Lonely Planet Shop and their Amazon store as well!

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2. Soap Rock – $10.99

Make sure to wash your hands before you eat! This beautiful soap rock will adorn any sink or shower with hints of lavendar, chamomile and more. t.s. pink makers of SoapRocks® soap bars, manufacture fine soap in the form and color of rocks and gems. They make a wonderful looking gift for mom.

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3. Katie Burns Music – $7-15


Katie Burns Music is the perfect gift idea for mom as her angelic songs take you away to a beautiful place with your ears. Most of her albums are available as digital downloads, streaming, CD and some on record/album/vinyl. The Katie Burns You’ll find your way album is my favorite, have a listen.

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4. Wine glasses that are fun! From TargetStemless Wine Glasses – $6.29/ea

Entertain mom with wine and the fun messages that come with these stemless happy hour glasses!

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Click here to enter our giveaway for your chance to win 4 rolls of either of these Duct Tape rolls5. Beautiful Duct Tape – $6-12

Share this perfect mother’s day gift which can be used for everyday fix-it needs, to bring a decorative touch to gift wrapping or to bring life to old wares. Our favorite patterns are Buffalo Plaid and Vintage Floral Duct Tape!

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6. Essential Oil Diffuser – $16.95

This is a great purchase for mom as it brings a great scent to a home and can be calming. I like this oil diffuser as it stops automagically when the water runs out and has multiple settings and modes.

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7. Love Necklace – $19.99

This beautiful sterling necklace will grab your moms heart and show her that you love her in a way with this jewelry.

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8. Woodsnap – Prices Vary

Sustainable wood prints.
WoodSnap prints your favorite photos and illustrations onto beautiful wood.
Create your Personalized Wood Print Today.

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9. Seed Savers Exchange gifts for Mom!Flour Sack Towels – $8.95/ea

These hand or dish towels from Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, IA are perfect for mom’s kitchen available in Apple, Bean, Carrot, Country Gentleman and Tomato print varieties and sold separately.

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10. Your Undivided Attention

This mother’s day give your mom the gift of time and show her your love by being with her, even if for a short visit to listen to your mom and spend quality time just being together.

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6 last minute holiday gifts for kids and kidults + Giveaway

***1-28-2018 UPDATE***

Thank you for all your entries! I’m proud to announce the winner of this giveaway is Hesper Fry who has been notified of their win!

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My three boys, who are now 5; 9 and; 13, and I are often given opportunities to test family products and toys and games. Below are some last minute gift ideas that we’ve recently enjoyed which I think will be a hit with the kids or kidult in your life.

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Funtastic DIY Robot Kits by The Young Scientists Club

I’ve been given a chance to document a fun new STREAM science kits where we assembled our own robots! (STREAM stands for science technology, robots, engineering, art and math.)

The Young Scientists Club has four new DIY robot kits called Funtastic Robots. Each of the four kits include a robot with light detection; a robot with infrared detection (like your TV clicker/remote); a robot that avoids obstacles and; a metal detecting robot kit. Read more and shop for their four DIY robot kits.

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I loved working together to assemble these robot kits and found the green robot, Hurdle, to be the funnest in action. I secretly love that these DIY Robot kits required that I spend time with my boys and was a great lesson in using communication, teamwork and helping each other. Find these on Amazon or on The Young Scientists Club website for $29.99.

Who’s The Dude by Identity Games USA

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Who’s the Dude is a new party game for teens and kidults ages 16+ where you play charades with a blow up dude who looks like your harry uncle but much cooler with sunglasses, The Dude is Great! Available on Amazon for $24.99 and find The Dude game at retail stores nationwide including Target, Walmart and ToysRus locations. Check out Identity Games videos about Who’s the Dude on their new YouTube channel too!

Tanzky Men’s Leather Dress Belt

I was provided a very nice men’s leather belt by the Tanzky brand in exchange for my opinion. The Tanzky dress belt is very unique and required some assembly too! I unpacked the contents of the belt box which shipped from Amazon and inside were instructions to cut the belt then I fixed the belt strap to the buckle using the supplied instruction steps.

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Once I completed the easy assembly of the belt, I found it to be my favorite belt in my closet. The Tanzky men’s leather belt uses a unique ratchet instead of typical belt holes, when you put it on. It looks very stylish and at around $15, the Tansky belt makes a perfect gift for the Kidult in your life. Plus, it’s available in 29 styles!


Top Trumps Card Games

Top Trumps makes educational playing cards which we play with our kids often. Intended for players ages 6+, the Top Trumps card game decks are for 2-6 players and playing a round of this fun game takes about 15 minutes to complete. Have a look at the Top Trumps decks at https://www.toptrumps.us/All-Packs-s/120.htm Make sure to enter our giveaway for 2 Top Trump card games (and a DIY Robot kit) below.

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For info on to play the game, look on the back of each Top Trumps deck set for instructions or if you look on the how to play section of the website it makes it pretty easy and I know you’ll see that this is the most simple card game which is one of the reasons we love playing it at home with the boys so much! Simple = FUN!


MAX TRAXXX Tracer Racers Remote Control Infinity Loop Set

The Tracer Racers RC Infinity Loop Set by Skullduggery is an addictive, glow-in-the-dark racing set featuring two high speed R/C cars with undercarriage lights which produce tracing light streaks as these speeders fly around the looped tracks. The R/C cars have multiple speeds and are rechargeable too. Price is $119 is for ages 6+.

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Tactical Backpacks

I’ve been shopping for quite some time now for the perfect travel backpack which is both functional with lots of storage while not being bulky; giving me ample compartments for tucking away and carrying my belongings. The Outlaw Sling backpack is my favorite as it also looks the most stylish too!


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I’m so happy to host this giveaway where I will ship to one winner 3 prizes in all: a “Creatures of the Deep” Top Trumps card game, a Fish Top Trumps card game and a Metali DIY Robot kit by The Young Scientists Club.

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All winter long, I’ve been itching to get outdoors and now that the snow is long gone here in Wisconsin, we can finally play outside which we often do multiple times daily. My two younger boys and I love to have campfires on weekend nights but when I get home from work each weeknight, we love to be active and have fun outdoors. So our family often makes time to throw a ball, ride bikes, take a walk or just have fun outside before or after dinner time.

This week, I was given a Coop Hydro Whistle Dart to use with the boys in our playtime and wow we’ve been having fun!


Congrats to our giveaway winner Birdie S who has 48 hrs to claim the win.


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Exclusive From Inside #NYTF17

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the NY Toy Fair for my full time job in public relations. Back home from Toy Fair, I was asked by two toy store owners what hot new products (toys and games) would I recommend they stock their retail store shelves with—below are my recommendations. Bonus! Check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

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At least once, everyone must plan to visit the Pacific Northwest, USA including Oregon, Washington and beyond. In this post, we welcome guest contributor and Pro photography Rachel Konsella of Vancouver, Washington. Plus, enter our giveaway for a vintage collection of tourist bells (which were my grandma’s.)


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***3/13/2017 UPDATE – Congrats to the giveaway winner: Karen M. of Michigan, who has been contacted and shipping confirmed! Thank you again to all the entrances to took time to participate in this giveaway and I look forward to continuing want to give away each month, cheers!***

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25 best travel Instagrams to follow in 2017

For 2017, my New Year’s resolution is to explore and travel to more destinations than I did in ’16. I’ve loaded my Instagram account @matt.w.sweeny by following the list below of best travel Instagram accounts for 2017, it’s time to get out and explore! Below are groups of Instagram accounts which I foresee as having the best insights on travel in 2017. For the record, some images below show “Follow” but we have followed all of these with our Instagram account @matt.w.sweeny.

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TRAVEL BLOGGERS & JOURNALISTS INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW IN 2017

1) @traveldudes
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40 Travel gifts under $100 for the 2016 Holidays + #Giveaway

T’is the Holiday season for holiday gift shopping! We’re stoked to present you with these #2016Holiday travel gift ideas, all under $100 for your the loved ones on your holiday buying list who are frequent flyers, campers, kids, tech or music lovers and more—with a travel twist. As we’ve spent time compiling this holiday travel gift list, we tried our best to choose some items which are made by small businesses or are a healthy alternative. Make sure to check out our giveaway at the bottom of this post and click the product images and prices below for buying options.

**12/16/2016 UPDATE** // The winner of the Giveaway is Dawn M. dawnm******3@gmail.com. Congrats. You’ve got the weekend to contact us and claim your giveaway selection at our.fam.reviews@gmail.com.

Winner of our holiday 2016 travel gift guide giveaway

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Find It travel games plus giveaway

What’s a Find It game? Identity Games, the company behind Find It and Poopyhead games, calls Find It a “contained adventure”. We like to think of Find It as a road trip hack which both kids and adults can have fun playing while passing the time on a car ride or waiting for a sibling’s baseball game to finish.


The Find It Games are a portable activity and one of my boys’ new favorites to bring along while we’re on the go. Read more below about the Find It Discover America and Find It Eww Gross games which we enjoyed most on car rides.
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