Presenting Our Exclusive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Fave Selections


It's the most wonderful time of the year.  You're already making your list and checking it twice. Advertisements and commercials began alluding to holiday shopping ideas very subtly since the summer. With technology featuring so predominately into almost every facet of retail market, gifts are more of an investment, as fewer plush bathrobes are being gift boxed each year. Get tech savvy. Prepare to invest in smart technology based gifts that are conducive to our interactive lifestyles. While I definitely love getting a great gift from time to time, I always pride myself on being able to select the perfect gift for family and friends. Scoring a win with the perfect present and at the perfect price is my personal passion, even as we embrace gifting from a new perspective in our family. Following much excitement researching some of the newly trending items on the retail scene, we are now presenting the exclusive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, to inspire holiday cheer. 

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors that have provided the products and product information for inclusion our exclusive Holiday Gift Guide selections. 


Presenting the Exclusive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide from niecyisms and nestlings.

Our Fave Denim Fit



With a newer approach to sizing and fit, Riders by Lee features the Heavenly Touch Collection of denim incorporating the "Softest Slimming Stretch ever." Having expanded the collection to include a selection of jeans, tops, leggings, as well as casual pants, the "oh so soft"  feel is pre-washed to prevent shrinkage and has come a long way since the original Lee Riders. Affordably priced, the Heavenly Touch Denim Collection of jeans, shirts and pants are available beginning from size 4 in Petite, Medium and Long lengths at local retailers.


Our Consciousness Collection Fave 

Showing love to a fellow mompreneur and New Yorker, Satya Jewelry embodies both an artistic vision and spiritual awareness that I admire. Satya Jewelry is "created in New York, Inspired by the World." Creating jewelry designs infused with semi-precious gemstones styled for both global and spiritual consciousness, the name Satya meaning "truth" in sanskript, focuses on the mission is "to inspire each person's own individual truth." Designer and founder, Satya Scainetti is a philathropist, yoga instructor and Reiki healer "dedicated to giving back to the world community." See the complete line at satyajewelry.com


Our Versatile Guy Fave

Newly launched, State & Liberty Clothing Co. found a unique niche in the millennial male market and are ready to stand and deliver. Featuring a line of strategically tailored dress shirts structured for the athletic frame, these shirts offer a more comfortable fit for the shoulders, chest and arms, while tapering in slight at the waist. Designed from fabric proven to be moisture wicking, temperature regulating, odor resistant, wrinkle free, with stretch for comfort, these shirts are not only well made, they're easy-to-care-for, machine washable material.Versatility is essential with State & Liberty, the shirts easily integrate into both professional and casual wear "as a staple of your wardrobe moving forward."

Our Warm & Fuzzy Fave 

Finding the perfect blend of fashion, function and feel is not a simple task. Guys often get left out of the fun in fashion scene. Longtime family fave, Life Is Good, is a lifestyle brand established upon recreation and reputation. Their simple design combines quality and comfort along with a generous dose of givebacks to those in need. The Life Is Good Canvas Cadet Trooper Hat is designed using a durable 100% Cotton Canvas fabric with a warm fleece lining, whether worn with the flaps down or snapped up, share your love for nature and desire to #GROWtheGood.

Our Giveback Gifts Fave

Be creative and colorful this holiday season by giving a gift that will giveback to friends and loved ones, poverty-fighting holiday gifts from the 2015 World Vision Gift CatalogThe Balinese Multi-Strand Beaded Necklace is simply exquisite. Each 46"" necklace is handmade, uniquely created by an artisan in Bali who has overcome tremendous difficulties to help children get the education she never received herself. Select from more than 250 items, ranging in price from $10 are available online and in the catalog to help improve quality of life for women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world. Get connected on Facebook- WorldVision and Twitter- @WorldVisionNews.


Our Treasured Moment Fave


Savvy shoppers know that The New York Times Store offers a selection of some of the finest merchandise representative of the eclectic styles of The New York Times readers. The New York Times offers a personalized faux leather bound, Your Special Day Book that features the actual newspaper that was published on your selected date. Travel through time, visiting the past while reading reprinted newspaper pages featuring the photos, headlines, articles, and advertisements from your special day. The Your Special Day Book measures 12" x 15" available in your choice of either a dark blue or burgundy leatherette cover, embellished with The New York Times gold stamped logo, recipient's name and special day date. Each personalized Your Special Day book is custom made to order, just for you and is highly recommended for all ages. Visit The New York Times Store for complete selections. 

Our Gourmet Gift Fave

This scrumptious recipe for Gourmet Peppermint Hot Cocoa comes from Nielsen-Massey, it is the perfect gift for anyone who deserves a bit of indulgence this holiday season. The fragrant, delectable Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract is a delightful addition to those festive, holiday recipes and drinks.


Gourmet Peppermint Hot Cocoa

(Makes 6 Servings)

⅓ cup unsweetened quality cocoa powder (Dutch processed) 
1½ cups powdered sugar 
¼ teaspoon salt
4 cups whole milk
2 cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract  ¼ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract 

In a medium saucepan, combine the cocoa powder, sugar and salt. Place over medium-low heat, gradually whisking in milk and half-and-half until well blended. Stirring occasionally, heat to desired temperature, being careful not to let the mixture boil. Stir in pure vanilla, peppermint and chocolate extracts.

Before serving, top with a Vanilla Bean Marshmallow. For an extra blast of peppermint, add a peppermint candy in the bottom of each mug before serving.

Our Scented & Soft Fave 

Having loved the Vitabath brand since childhood, the newest assortment and varieties of refreshingly aromatic, fragrantly scented bath products are nothing short of pure delight. The Sweet Pink Peppermint and The Spice is Nice Holiday Fragrance Collections are "e-scent-ials" for gift giving. The Vitabath brand represents the utmost in quality and care for the skin, spanning an array of product forms to supplement your skin with Vitabath luxury. For more than 55 years, consumers have trusted the Vitabath brand for their quality of skin cleansing and conditioning. Vitabath’s select ingredients and rich fragrances indulge the senses and nourish the skin, with a relaxing, invigorating, at-home spa experience. Vitabath has revitalized its brand with the introduction of a new moisturizing, sulfate and paraben free body wash line in a wide variety of fresh, playful fragrances.


Our Shark-ing Fan Fave


This is a guaranteed winner! Every week can be Shark Week when swimming around in your Shark Union Suit. This incredibly comfy, blue one-piece suit is just right for lounging around and of course, for watching Shark Week on Discovery Channel. The shark suit has a hood with "genuine" shark suit teeth and a front zipper. Available in sizes Small through XX-Large, the Discovery Channel Store offers a wide selection of novel gift ideas for all ages.
Our Bodywear Basics Fave

Established as a brand with a reputation for high quality style and fitted comfort, Bali Intimates Comfort Revolution ComfortFlex Fit Wire-Free Bra, takes us back to the basics. Designed in Smart Sizes, this flexible bra is available in six sizes from XS to 3XL, in a stretch fabric which flexes giving Bali support and  all-around comfort. For workouts or weekday wear, this bra is versatile, offering knit-in zones providing targeted support, Comfort Revolution has a seamless design for a great fit, without showing bra lines. See the complete Bali Intimates collection for additional #BaliBeautiful styles and information.


 Our Undercover Fave


Stylishly designed to be worn fitted just below the navel, with a comfortable waistband and full coverage panty, bumbrella is an undercover fave. Bumbrella by CiCi Soleil is silky, panty slip created with an attached panty in either a brief or thong style. Available in three neutral colors, black, nude and true blue, feel confident wearing sheer dresses or skirts without the faux pas panty lines or constricting shapewear. From holiday styles to summer sheers, no worries with bumbrella, "We've got you covered". All #BumbrellabyCici styles are available online.


My Fun Hair Fave



Forever amazed at the simple techniques of the Conair Quick Twist, quickly making trendy, twisted styles look effortlessly easy to do at home. Here's the #QuickTwist info on ways to sport a new twist on your style with creative twist braid hairstyles. Using the new Conair Quick Twist, trendy hair styling tool, take your hair from everyday to embellished, while you twist and accessorize in a matter of minutes. Available through Conair and local retailers, the recommended age for use of the Quick Twist Styler is 6 years of age and older, as small parts are included.


Our All-in-One Fave


 The HP Envy All-in-One Printer is a great compact solution for your home and office printing, scanning and copying needs. Now, when you buy the HP Envy 5540 e-All-in-One printer, it comes with 3 months free of HP Instant Ink! 



With HP Instant Ink you select your subscription plan and HP takes care of the rest so that you never run out of ink and printing costs a lot less! Ink, shipping, and cartridge recycling are included in your monthly plan. Plans start as low as $2.99/month and are based on pages printed, not cartridges used. There’s no annual fee, you will #NeverRunOut and you can change or cancel plans online at anytime.


Our Kid Tech Tablet Fave


Offering families a worry-free guarantee for "no questions asked" replacement for two years, the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB, with Kid-Proof Case (affiliate) from the Amazon Kindle product line is a family-friendly investment. Included with purchase, the Fire delivers one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited providing parental controls and over 10,000 kid-friendly titles, games, apps, TV shows and movies. The durable construction and protective case with HD screen and quad core processor delivers a high quality technology in a user-friendly tablet.

Our Fave Preschool Curriculum

The Moodsters are a recently launched product line of preschool toys and books designed to teach an understanding of feelings to kids from ages 3 and up. The Moodsters are five brightly colored, friendly feelings detectives helpful in establishing the foundations for communication between parents and preschoolers based upon an research based educational curriculum. The available products include The Moodster Meter and Meet The Moodsters storybook, The Feelings Flashlight and The Scary Sleepover storybook, and The Moodster Mirror with A Time to be Kind storybook available online and and Target stores or website.


Our Baby Essential Fave 


Always current with developing nutritional research and development, the Gerber BabyNes is a unique, smart nutrition system for babies and toddlers, featuring 6 new, single-serve formula capsules, inspired by the evolution of a mother's breastmilk. Each bottle prepared is precisely mixed at the desired temperature with perfect consistency. Revolutionizing bottle feeding, the BabyNes unit allows for connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi and mobile app enabling the tracking of feedings, baby's growth and formula supply. The BabyNes machine is available at select retailers and a variety of online retailers.


Our Mom-To-Be Fave




The BellyCoat is a fashionable and economical, panel attached to a jacket or coat, designed to grow with the mom-to-be during pregnancy and into the baby-wearing stage. Created with a warm, protective fleece flap sewn along the length of the jacket extender and the extension, the BellyCoat allows for versatility as it can be worn with a variety of coats or jackets. Stylish, expectant moms can now continue to wear all of their favorite outerwear by adding the clip-on BellyCoat panel. "Expect to be fashionable. Extend your style." Visit BellyCoat.com for pricing and product availability.


Happy Gifting From Our Family to Your Family!

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Hi! I'm Denise, a media-friendly, New York based, freelance writer with a background in Early Childhood Education. My blog, niecyisms and nestlings focuses on everyday living, family, parenting life and style, and healthy lifestyles. Denise and her husband, along with their three wonderful children and two rescued cats live in the rural mountains within the beautiful scenic Hudson Valley of Upstate, NY.