2018 Holiday Shopping Guide- Hand Tested Family Approved!

We are creating the only 2018 Holiday Shopping Guide you'll need this year! Here you'll find everything from gift giving to dinner party planning!  Check back often because we will be offering great giveaways and awesome discounts from some of our top features!

This AuCuTee Smart Infant Sound Machine is great for little ones who have trouble either falling asleep or staying asleep through the night.  It's sound activated and has an automatic 30 minute shut off.  There's 6 different sounds to choose from and the compact design is great for small places or on the go! We take ours EVERYWHERE!  Read our full review here: Click here 

Cubbie Lee Toy Company has a large selection of quality wooden toys just like the classics from when I was little.  All of their toys are smooth and free of any rough edges, vibrantly colored, and sure to last years and years to come! They even offer a 5 year guarantee!  Read our full review here: Click here

Gift Baskets
We ordered this Boredom Buster Gift Basket from Linda Lauer with Fine Gifts La Bella Basket Company, for our hard to shop for teen.  It was a big hit and he loved everything in it!  Read our full review here but be sure to check out her website because the selection is never-ending and the baskets are so well put together there's no peeking! Read our full review here: Click here

Building Toys

Brackitz are a high quality alternative to those sharp toys that reach up from the floor and bite you! Yea, we all know the ones.... These Brackitz are heavy duty and easily slide into place for unlimited creativity! Use code BRM15 for 15% off in their entire store! Read our full review here: Click here

Athletic/ Healthy Living

The GoBe2 Smart Watch is incredible!  Through the FLOW Technology, the watch is able to record glucose readings and automatically count your calorie and protein intake!  It tells you when to drink, warns you when your stressed, even records your sleep patterns.  I apparently only get about 4 hours of sleep a night.... Good to know right? The GoBe2 is a must have for anyone trying to be more aware of their health activity!  Read our full review here: Click here

Music Lovers

Singing Machine Fiesta Plus is the perfect gift for anyone who loves music!  This karaoke system is a great sound system for just playing music, but very advanced for the singer in us all!  The features are incredible and it can even record!  Read our review here: Click here

If your looking for a karaoke system for the littles, Singing Machine offers a great selection and there's one for the music lover in us all.  The Singing Machine Kids mood is perfect for our littles to let them rock out like the big kids, but easy enough to use that a push of a button is all that's needed to let the creativity flow.  Check out our full review of the Singing Machine Kids mood here.  Click here

Want to keep the noise level to a minimum after all those new games and electronics?  Cozy phones are great for music lovers ears!  The 1/8th inch speakers are tucked away safely in a super soft headband and we love the wireless bluetooth features!  Oh and guess what, if your on your morning run or working out with them and your phone rings, they have that covered too!  We're ordering Cozy Phones for all the kids this year!  Love love love them!!  Get 10% off with code: BACKROAD10  and read our full review here: Click here


Why wait until the holidays to spoil your fur baby when you can spoil them all year long!  We love our Pet Treater Subscription Box that comes once a month and is packed full of treats, toys, and every now and then a gift for Mom & Dad. Pet Treater is available for both dogs and cats and is so full we usually end up sharing with the neighborhood puppies too!  Both our fur babies have come to recognize the Pet Treater box and get super excited every time it arrives.  Pet Treater is the perfect gift for our fur babies that gives all year long!  Read our September review here: Click here


These premium photo mugs from are perfect for all those beloved grandparents out there!  The ordering process was super easy, (less than 10 minutes) and they arrived really quick! has also given us a great coupon code to get 2 8x8 canvas prints for only $9!  They are regularly $49 each!  Save big! Check out our full review and how to use the discount code here; Click here

Party Entertainer / Host
I absolutely love the plateshoppe for entertainment dishes!  Gail, the designer has created some beautiful pieces that I don't rush to clean up once the crumbs are all that's left!  These dishes are perfectly acceptable to leave on the table until the end of the evening, no rush involved!  The plateshoppe offers hand painted designs on break resistant dishes!  Again, perfect for entertaining!  Check out our full review here: Click here

Stocking Stuffers

These Milk+Sass Macaron Hair Brushes are great for anyone who's tender headed or knotty hair!  Layla says this is her absolute favorite hairbrush because "it works better than all the rest I've ever had!"  They are compact and even include a handy mirror!  Read our full review here and don't forget to pick up a couple for some easy gifting! CLICK HERE

Gifts that give all year long

Degusta Box is one of our favorite monthly subscription box that offers treats, meal components, and always something yummy!  The variety is excellent and the value far exceeds the cost.  Degusta Box is a great gift for anyone on a busy schedule and has saved our dinner plans more than once!  Check out our October review here:  Click Here

Glitz and Glam
Unicorn Snot is just incredibly fun!  We have had the opportunity to review several of their products and the quality is amazing!  Unicorn Snot is made with holigraphic glitter and is even great for someone with sensitive skin.  Yes, we tested it on all skin types!  Check out our full reviews on the Unicorn Snot products here; Click Here

Orglamix offers complete make up kits with everything you need from the bag to the brushes!  I ordered this Date Night Mineral Make up kit and absolutely loved it!  The colors are great all year round and the brushes are perfect quality.  Check out our full review here and give the gift of make up ease with Orglamix; Click Here

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