Gifts including a coffee warmer, digital picture frame and the bestselling travel pillow

Calendars make great gifts
From CB: I’m trying to think of gifts but more than that I’ve been shopping for myself as usual! I always love calendars. Every year I get myself a big calendar and a mini calendar, the big one is for my office and the mini one is for the fridge. (I get the cheap island scene calendars at Dollar General.) This was the first year I’ve also had a page a day desk calendar, a Bob Ross one I got for my son last Christmas which he didn’t want, and I love it! I’m getting myself this Audubon Nature page-a-day calendar for next year. I also started printing out a template for a weekly menu and shopping list, so I’ve bought this Kitchen Companion Page-A-Week Calendar. It’s magnetized so it fits right on the fridge. If you’re looking for a gift, consider a calendar with a recipient’s interest like cats, kittens, dogs, puppies art, biblical, gratitude or inspirational quotes. Here are some more things Hecate and I are looking at!

A bendy memory foam travel pillow would be comfy to use at home too
From CB: This twist memory foam pillow by Dot & Dot is the number one bestseller in travel pillows. It would make a great gift for your stressed out friend or for a child who needs support in the car. Imagine being able to use this on the couch while watching a show. This has over 4,800 ratings, 4.4 stars and an A on Fakespot. It’s only $25 and comes in four colors, with three in velveteen fabric. You can use it on your neck or attach it to the back of your chair for support while working. Several reviewers use it in bed and say it gives great neck support. It’s also said to hold its shape better than similar pillows and has a removal cover that’s easy to wash. “I’ve used it for two nights now and have had a great night’s sleep without any pain in the morning. Definitely worth it for me to buy.” “It gives you control and once you get the positioning that you prefer, it is really comfortable and provides the right support in the right places.” “It’s super customizable, like it flexes and holds position and just really moves in any direction you need to get comfortable. We like it so much we sometimes just use it on the sofa watching movies.”

The ice roller everyone swears by
From CB: We’ve featured this ice roller before and people love it! My mom got it and she swears by it for hot flashes. It’s also said to work to depuff your face, clear sinuses, soothe skin after treatments and to help treat migraines. This has over 9,000 ratings, 4.6 stars and an A on Fakespot. Reviewers say it really helps reduce puffiness and lessen headaches. “This ice roller works so well to ease the pain from sinuses and tension. It froze very quick and I felt instant relief. The rolling motion even cleared my sinuses and I could breathe better right away.” “I have awful migraines. When I have a migraine I like to have something cold on my face and head. This does the trick!” ” I’ve used it for sinus pain, migraines, swollen neck glands, under eye circles/bags, inflamed acne, TMJ pain, ect. Not to mention, when used on my face, it leaves my skin feeling tight and wakes me up in the mornings.”

If you don’t use Age Rewind you’re missing out
From CB: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind is one of those products I always use when I’m doing full face makeup. It really works to cover undereye circles and smooth fine lines. You have to use it along with foundation though or it makes you look raccoon-like. I use it under my eyes of course and in places would you would apply lighter contouring, like down my nose and in the middle of my upper lip. This has 55,000 ratings, 4.4 stars, and a B on Fakespot. It comes in 18 different colors and is the number one bestseller in concealers. Reviewers say it’s very effective at concealing scars and undereye bags and that it blends easily. “I have extremely dark under eye circles. I use this concealer every day instead of all my high end brand concealers. It’s full coverage, buildable, lasts all day, not drying and not too liquidy.” “Even under my foundation, it truly brightens up under my eyes reducing the appearance of bags and dark circles.” “I wear Fenty but this brand is half the cost and gives the coverage just as great as Fenty.”

A mug warmer because people don’t think to buy that for themselves
From CB: As I’m writing this I’m realizing that my coffee is cold and that I would love this mug warmer! The Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer is just $11 and would make a great gift for a coffee or tea lover. It has over 20,000 ratings, 4.3 stars and a B on Fakespot. It’s the number one bestseller in beverage warmers. People say it really works to keep your coffee warm but not too hot and one student shared a cute photo where she kept her dinner warm in the library with it! “It’s going on a little over a year since I got this coffee warmer. I work 7 am to 5 pm and it is on the entire time, 5 to 6 days a week. It keeps my tea at just the right temperature. Not scalding or room temperature like other warmers I’ve purchased.” “Loved it so much I got two more to give as gifts for Christmas.” “I bought 2. One for the living room and one for my nightstand.” Some reviewers say you should get a little silicone cup cover or put a square of tinfoil over your mug if you want your drink a bit hotter. (These animal ones are so cute and have an A on Fakespot! I’ve put a photo at the bottom of this post.)

Send grandparents photos and videos with this easy-to-use digital frame
From Hecate: A weird thing about our house is we barely have any actual photos up. We have hundreds on our computers, though. My screensaver cycles through my collection before it goes dark and we really enjoy seeing old pics come up. I think one of these digital frames would be a great solution for us. It would also be great for my folks who constantly want new pics of the grandkids. We would be able to upload to their frame via an app. This has 4.7 stars, 582 ratings and a B on Fakespot. Customers say it’s easy enough for grandparents to set up too, “The frame was very easy to set up. In fact, it took about 5 minutes to connect to WiFi, auto-download the software update, configure the device, upload pictures to the frame, and have it running pictures through a slideshow.” And they’ll love it,, “My mom and I love watching all the photos rotate through. We’re seeing photos we haven’t looked at in years!” This frame can be positioned either portrait or landscape. It comes in 8” for $99.99 or 10” for $132.99.

A fun weekender bag with a pocket for shoes and dirty clothes
From Hecate: I’m always in the market for a good overnight bag, especially since most of our traveling is by car these days. I loved the shape of this bag but what I really liked about it is the under pocket that stores shoes or dirty clothes. I also really like the front zippered pocket, that’s always handy for stuff you need quickly. This cute Boho design comes in black/white and pink/black, both for $44. This has 2,134 reviews, 4.7 stars and an A on Fakespot. A few customers listed exactly how much the bag fit, like, “I have 3 pairs of jeans, 1 pair of shorts, 3 pajama pants, 2 hoodies, 5 tshirts, 3 sets of underwear and bras, 3 pairs of socks, and 1 romper in the main compartment then 1 pair of flip flops, 1 pair of sandals, and 1 pair of slippers in the shoe compartment!” which is pretty good for an overnight or weekend. Others said it made a good carry on for longer trips, “Used this as my carry-on bag for my European trip and it was perfect. It held all my electronics, and I was able to put my second pair of shoes in the bottom of the bag.” *Hecate Holiday Tip* – when giving this as a gift, “pack” it with some travel essentials, like travel bottles, eye mask, slippers, maybe a dopp kit (depending on your budget). Or, you can pack it with situation specific content, like a bottle of wine and cheese for a romantic getaway or a robe and baby blanket for a mom-to-be going to the hospital. Or some personal things for your kid going off to college.

An adjustable solar system bracelet they’ll love
From Hecate: I got the necklace version of this and it’s a fun little gift for the space lover in your life. Colorful beads represent the different planets so it’s fun but chic. It comes in six styles, ranging from $11-$15, with a variety of closures. This has over 2,300 reviews, 4.6 stars and the same score on ReviewMeta. One review that sold me was that the drawstring doesn’t come loose, “unlike most pull string bracelets, the drawstring is really secure and doesn’t loosen when you move” And even though these are really well priced, they look like pricier pieces of jewelry, “I was surprised about beautiful and delicate it was when I took it out of the bag.”

A five piece griddle accessory kit for a grill-lover or camper
From Hecate: I know it’s cliche to suggest grill gifts for men but the men in my life would actually love this, especially when it’s on sale for five pieces for under $20. The set includes two restaurant style stainless steel spatulas, one stainless steel chopper/scraper that also scrapes griddles clean and two leak-free, fine tip bottles for condiments and liquids. This has over 11,000 reviews and 4.4 stars on ReveiwMeta. Customers like how sturdy the set is, “These are easy to clean, made of very thick materials to allow for easy scraping, and a must have for the owner of any outdoor griddle.” This would also be great for the camper on your list, “We camp often and this is all we cook with.”

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  1. Christina says:

    I’ve repurchased the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind 6 times and today I’m going to Sephora to buy something else. It’s a good concealer, in the beginning, it’s brilliant. I’ve got genetic dark circles and it’s hydrating, it sets and brightens the under eye like nothing else, BUT once you use about half of it, it dries out a bit. Just enough to look weird on your skin, drying and just weird. So, I’ll try something else. Hopefully, I’ll find something I like.

    • TaraBest says:

      Christina, I’ve found I’m having the same issue. This was my first time buying it and for the price I thought it was fantastic. I’m now having issues with it not settling on my skin right and have been trying to pat it in with my finger to blend a bit better. I’ve used Benefit’s boi-ing concealer before and liked the full coverage, you might like that one too. Let us know what you decide on!

    • Nicole r says:

      You need to use a corrector first- pink, peach, or salmon- depending on your skin tone.

      • Christina says:

        I don’t really need a corrector. The issue here isn’t about the concealer covering the dark circles or not, it’s about it being too dry after I’ve used up half of it. Besides, for my makeup routine, a corrector would just be too much. Actually, I still haven’t made up my mind on which one to buy. The Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer looks great, but when I swatched it next to the Maybelline one (cause you know I brought it with me in Sephora) the Maybelline one looked so much better, creamier and with better coverage. So yeah, man, I just don’t know anymore. So much time spent thinking about concealers…

  2. SJP-NYC says:

    Just bought my second tube of the maybelline concealer, I can actually use it without make up and it just touches up undereye circles and covers the red blemishes for zoom calls

    • Lisa says:

      I use the maybeline concealer as well. I buy two shades, one for my face and one the next shade lighter to brighten up under my eyes. I swipe the darker color on my problem areas and buff with a makeup brush outwards to blend, and then pat the lighter shade with my fingers under my eyes. I rarely wear foundation, this works perfectly for a no makeup face.

  3. Darla says:

    Oh I just bought that ice roller. How did I not know about this? That looks like it was made for me and my issues.

  4. Liz version 700 says:

    I am buying that neck pillow it looks great! I love the ice roller for headaches it is really nice to use.

  5. BlueSky says:

    Can co-sign on the Mr. Coffee mug warmer. I got one for myself and my sister for Christmas last year. I absolutely love it!

  6. La says:

    Last week I bought that coffee warmer for my husband for Christmas. I’m happy to see so many rave reviews!

  7. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Celebitchy, you’re hacking my Amazon cart. Go on…admit it. This time it’s the solar system bracelet and the bag. It’s hilarious!

  8. ChloeCat says:

    I just bought the ice roller & I can say it is amazing!!! I suffer from horrific migraines & while I’m using this I get some actual relief. If you have migraines, you have to get this!

  9. SpankyB says:

    I have the ice roller thing and mostly use it for mosquito bites. I’m allergic to mosquito bites, they turn into huge welts. If I can get the ice roller on it immediately it will stay small and go away quickly without really itching. If I wait until it’s already huge it still takes down the swelling and will stop the itch, and seems to go away quicker.

    It’s easier and cleaner to use than ice, no dripping.

  10. TaraBest says:

    I purchased a different digital frame for my parents this Christmas, they got it this week and it’s been a HUGE hit! I was able to invite my siblings to upload photos while it was shipping so when they connected it to wi-fi our photos immediately started playing. My mom has already invited my aunt to upload photos and has send me several snaps of the pictures as they come up on her frame.

    I think this gift is especially great as we live on opposite sides of the country. I’ve already sent several photos to the frame immediately after I’ve taken them so my parents can see what I’m up to that day. (Mostly pics of my dog, lol).

  11. Sarah says:

    I own that neck pillow and it’s incredible. It’s super light weight too and the snap is nice for keeping it in place and hooking to my backpack when I’m travelling.

  12. Southern Fried says:

    Anyone think the overnight bag would be okay for men? I’m thinking for my daughter’s boyfriend.

    • Carlybee says:

      Southern Fried – I don’t know…. none of mine (ages 9 – 44) cared for the fabric design. The said it was bohemian chick! 😊