Tuesday, December 31, 2019

ABCD Diaries' 2019 Holiday Gift and Entertaining Guide!

***This post will remain at the top of our home page until Dec 31st.  To read our newest articles scroll down.  Happy Holidays!***


It's the most wonderful time of the year! We've gathered our favorite gift ideas and entertaining goodies and will be putting the whole list here for easy reference.  As we find these awesome goodies, we'll be adding them to this post along with pictures and a link to our review of the product.  This listing will be updated daily, so check back often to learn about hot, new gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Have a product you'd like featured in our gift guide?  Contact me at christinbanda (at) yahoo (dot) com


Gifts for Her

Ruby Ribbon Camis and Sports Bras

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Fissler Pan

Wild Interiors Plants

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Plaka Rope Sandals

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Best Planner Ever

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Gerrard Larriett Coffee Shop Candles

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Borbón Soothing Herbal Massage Serum

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Succulents Box Subscription

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MyManeBio Foundational Hair Analysis

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Gifts for Him

Manscaped Grooming Goodies

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YETI Hopper M30 Soft Sided Cooler

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ZilberHaar Beard Grooming Kit

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Mediflow Water Pillow

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Texas Foods Gift Baskets

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Fenix Flashlights

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Shaving Kits from Fine Accoutrements
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Traü Athletic Underwear

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Gifts for Teens

GOTRAX Hoverboard

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JBL Charge 4 Portable Waterproof Speaker

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Diamond Art Club Kits

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BOTI Box Subscription

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Gifts for Kids

True Growth Tot Tower

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Bitsbox Coding for Kids Subscription Box

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Kids on 45th Clothing

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Coupon Code abcddiaries for $10 off your order!
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Gifts for Babies/Toddlers

Yoee Baby

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BabyLit Board Books

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Picture Books from Candlewick Press

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Skullduggery Toys

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Gifts for Pets

Stocking Stuffers

Lafe's CBD Roll-On Deodorants

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Zoku Stainless Steel Goodies

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Legendary Apothecary Smooth Feet

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ItSpray Vitamins

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WannaRub Seasoning

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Monkey Business Kitchen Gadgets

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SeabuckWonders Health and Beauty Products

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Headache Hat

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Buncha Farmers Home and Body Products

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Adoratherapy Room Sprays

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Garlic Twister

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Fruit Bliss

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Entertaining

POM Wonderful

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Chef's Mandala Vinegars and Mustards

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Mozaics Chips

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Creekside Farms Wreaths

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True Made Foods
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Friday, October 18, 2019

#GiftsForTeens - Diamond Art Club Kits, Hours of Fun! #HolidayGiftGuide


*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Diamond Art Club for providing product samples in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 


Do you have a crafty person or a puzzle lover on your gift giving list this holiday season?  If so, you should check out the awesome kits from Diamond Art Club!


Diamond painting puts you in the artist’s seat and enables you to create breathtaking masterpieces in the comfort of your own home. This meditative craft involves placing hundreds of sparkling resin rhinestones, one-by-one, on an adhesive color-coded canvas to create a vivid, shimmering work of art.


Each kit includes:
- Self-Flattening Velvet Tarpaulin Canvas Patent Pending (US 16/284688)
- Color Coded Rhinestones (Safe and eco-friendly 100% real resin)
- Magic Diamond Applicator
- Wax Pad
- Craft Tray



The color code uses a simple to follow symbol/number format...as easy as color by number!


It's printed on the top and the bottom of the canvas for easy reference no matter which side you are working on.


Many of the kits at Diamond Art Club are prints that are original designs that you won’t find anywhere else. Each piece of artwork is transformed into a diamond painting by hand (dot by dot!)—with 10,000 to 30,000 frames per picture for ultimate precision.  The print we are working on is Sea Buddies by Mandie Manzano.


This activity is very methodical and relaxing.  The kiddos and I love sitting down and working on it every chance we get.  It's definitely a project that will take several days or weeks depending on how much time to devote to it, but it's super enjoyable which makes it a great value!  It really is like a giant color by number "puzzle":



We aren't quite finished with our masterpiece yet, but we are getting there, little by little.  It's obvious that once we finish it is going to be absolutely gorgeous!


Once you’re finished, you can frame or mount your masterpiece onto a canvas to showcase your diamond painting in style. These diamond paintings make stunning gifts for family and friends, or to display in your home to brighten up any space. Diamond Art Club Kits come in a variety of collections including Animals, Nature, Fantasy, and more...something to suit everyone's artistic taste!  

A Diamond Art Club Kit would make the perfect gift for the crafter on your gift giving list.  One of these kits would be great to have on hand over the winter school break for kiddos to have a screen-free activity to keep them busy.  I would say ages 10 and up would really enjoy these fun and relaxing kits.  






Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.