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9 of the Best Gift Ideas For Men for Christmas 2016

Christmas is coming and you may be wondering what would make a good gift for your significant other for Christmas? Well, there are a number of awesome things out there for 2016’s festive season and here is a pick of the best.

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Wren Sound V5 Wireless Speakers

This system delivers an impeccably crisp and natural sound. Its silicone base pad absorbs all vibration. Besides, its exquisite design in bamboo and rosewood veneer will make it the central piece of every room.

Get Lit LED Shoes

LED shoes are the next big thing and they’re not good just for kids. Aside from being ideal for things such as EDM festivals, there are also some cool practical uses. For example, they’re ideal for running in at night and make the perfect addition to a running outfit. A cool gadget idea for him.

Garmin Virb Action Camera

This is the first HD action camera made by Garmin. It can record up to three hours of HD video without needing recharge. Moreover, it can snap 16 megapixel stills while recording. Waterproof and shock resistant, this camera delivers an excellent image quality, thanks to its image stabilization systems.

Portable Cocktail Set

If you remember the “Mad Man” era, you’re going to appreciate this portable bar. It is the perfect gift for the dad who is a cocktail lover, as well as an outdoor trips aficionado. This case is compact, yet roomy enough to host two bottles of wine or liquor. In addition, it includes a stainless steel shaker, two Martini glasses, a vermouth mister and a jigger.

CamelBak Bootlegger

Coming from the leader in hands free hydration systems, this fully insulated pouch can hold up to 1.5 liters, while being slim enough to fit under a coat or a jacket. The reservoir is contained in a HydroGuard coating which prevents germs from infesting it. Whenever you feel thirsty on the road you can detach the straw from its holder and take a sip.

Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7-Year-Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey

The Old Scout 7-Year-Old is sold by Smooth Ambler, but it is sourced from other distillery. Nonetheless, it is a strong, yet very drinkable liquor, thanks to its high quality ingredients and patented production process. When drinking it, you’re going to feel the ginger, rye and vanilla notes on your palate, as well as on your nose. The finish is going to bring you a hint of coffee and an unbelievable warmth.

Razer Blade

This .66 inch thick device is going to redefine your idea of laptops. Available in three storage capacity options (128, 256 and 512 GB), this 14-inch clamshell is the perfect tool for gaming fans. The backlit keyboard and the advanced multi-touch trackpad can make any avid gamer happy. Besides, the battery should provide you several hours of using your device without recharging it.

Brunton Hydrogen Reactor

This portable reactor doesn’t need batteries. Based on a hydrogen fuel-cell technology, it can generate its won energy, while releasing nothing else but water vapor. It is the perfect solution to power up a laptop, a smartphone or any other similar device, even in conditions of extreme cold or darkness.

LittleBits Premium Kit

These building blocks are much better than the ones we used to grow up with. They are color-coded, they have various functions such as light, sound or power, and they have the ability to snap together with the help of small magnets. This makes them very easy to assembly. You don’t need any engineering knowledge or skills to have fun with these tiny bits that an be assembled into truck cranes or anything else you may think about.

Save Money When you Shop Kids Clothing with Liljellybeans

Buying baby clothes is really exciting. If you check around, you’ll find that there are lots of stores for kids and baby clothing with different qualities and designs. Whenever we go for shopping or whenever we go for any tour, one of the must do is buying clothes for our son. However, sometimes these stylish kids’ clothes are expensive. Some clothes are expensive than adult clothing. On the other way, kids are very talented in making their clothes stained or dirty. As moms we know that how many clothes they need to change for a day. Although we take many precautions to protect clothes, there may have food stains or even paints when they do some creative work. Specially this is more common  with babies and toddlers.

Liljellybeans Kids online consignment store

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Recently I came across this Kids online consignment store and I really attracted to their pricing and designs of kids clothing available. Really they offer kids clothing for unbelievable prices.

Liljellybeans is an online consignment shop which mainly offers kids clothing. In this shop you can easily find both new & Pre loved kids’ clothing and other items such as toys for unbelievable prices. Other than the low prices they offer for the kids’ clothing, you can also save from many ways when you shop with Liljellybeans.

How you can save money with liljellybeans kids online consignment store?

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There are many ways you can save money on children’s’ clothing when you shop with liljellybeans Kids online consignment store.

  • Prices are really cheap and affordable. So, when you shop anything you will save money than you shop with any other retail shop.
  • Shipping is completely free when you order $50 or more. If you shop for lower than $50, then shipping is a flat rate of $4.95! You already know the shipping rates of most online shops. So, I am not going to explain more on how cheap this shipping rate is.
  • You can also sell your used kids clothes and items with liljellybeans. This is a great way to earn some money! This sounds really interesting, right?

Coupon code Exclusively for Diary of a New Mom Readers

Liljellybeans kids’ online consignment store is kind enough to offer free shipping for readers of this blog. Use the code FREESHIPNOW when you shop with Liljellybeans. You’ll get free shipping for all your orders.
*Coupon is valid for 31 days only.

So,why wait?Head on to www.liljellybeans.com and see what are your favorite items for your kids on this Christmas!

PimpCookie-The Cookie Broker with the Kookie Name

Have you ever imagined an online marketplace, just for cookies? That fantasy is now a reality, with the latest online marketplace for cookies, PimpCookie! You can shop online for your favorite freshly baked cookies from the comfort of your couch, and with the ease of a few clicks. If you’re on the go and suddenly the craving for a sweet treat strikes, don’t worry. Simply order some delicious cookies online! PimpCookie puts all of your favorite sweets, made with care, right at your fingertips!

**Update in 2019 : I found that this business is no longer available.

PimpCookie is a truly unique concept, and it’s the first online market place created only for desserts and snacks. These vendors are passionate about cookies, and on PimpCookie, they offer their delicious and sweet homemade wares for affordable rates. There’s a huge selection of vendors, offering every variety of sweet treat you can think of, so you can satisfy any craving. If you want to sample different flavors, PimpCookie is the place to find your new favorite dessert!

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Simply put, PimpCookie is the world’s first cookie broker that matches cookie enthusiasts to cookie vendors eager to satisfy their demands. Be it a baby shower or a themed birthday party, or just for the holiday season, there are tons of cookies for every occasion! All you have to do is select the cookies you like, and place an order! What if you have dietary restrictions? PimpCookie has thought of everything, featuring vendors with vegan, gluten free, and sugar free cookies!

A cookie lover’s paradise, right? And shipping is completely free! So, you don’t want to worry about adding shipping costs over the listed prices in the PimpCookie marketplace. Watch this video for some inspiration!

PimpCookie

If you have culinary skills and bake all-star cookies, you can earn money by joining PimpCookie.com as a vendor. As a vendor, you can start your own cookie business from home, baking and even decorating your favorite cookies and sharing them with the world! PimpCookie is accepting new vendors now! So don’t miss the chance! Join as a vendor today to start your own cookie business!

PimpCookie isn’t just a delicious way to satisfy your cookie cravings. With PimpCookie, you’re buying cookies for a cause. PimpCookie donates a portion of their profits to the Susan G. Komen Society! Take a look: www.pimpcookie.com, and see how you can join in on this new unique concept of cookie brokering!

Oopsie – your Online Baby Store

Shopping for baby stuff is really enjoyable. But sometimes, it takes more time as we can’t find the exact items and exact branded items easily. Sometimes, baby products are expensive and really not worth the money you spend.

With less time available for shopping in and around local baby stuff stores, nowadays most parents prefer online shopping. That is really easier and saves lot of time and energy. Specially, when you have kids, it is not easy to shop around carrying them. Online baby stores are very helpful in such situations and by sitting in front of your computer; it is really easy to buy the baby stuff you like.

Oopsie is an online shop for baby products and I thought of introducing it for all of you as it is a shop full with lovely baby items for affordable rates.

What is Oopsie?

Oopsie.com.au is a place to find a wide range of quality nursery products which are natural and organic. With Oopsie, you can find fabulous high quality range of products ranging from swaddle, bedding items, nursery room items, gifts and even feeding items. Actually it is a one stop place for all your baby needs.

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If you visit Oopsie, you’ll notice that their products are really fabulous looking and with affordable rates. I could see some of the nursery furniture like bouncers are really cute in designs and those are available in some different design options. So, that’s really easy to select a perfect design which suits with your choice and your nursery room.

When you shop with Oopsie, you’ll get below benefits too.

  • 30 days returns with no question asked. So, if you change your mind, you can still return the product to Oopsie.com.au within 30 days of the purchase.
  • For all orders, you’ll receive free delivery within Australia.
  • In the ‘sale items’ section, you’ll find lot of great and quality branded products for a very low rate. It is great if you look for high quality baby items for a budget.
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So, have a look into Oopsie.com.au and see what are the items which you like to buy for your baby or as a gift. Make Oopsie.com.au as your online baby store while enjoying free shipping within Australia!

The Groovy Giraffe – Online Bookstore Singapore for Children’s Books #Review

The Groovy Giraffe is our latest finding for buying children’s books online for really affordable rates. We love our experiences. So, this is my Groovy Giraffe review which will be helpful for you to decide on your next book purchase for your kids!

We all know that reading to our kids is one of the best things which we can do from their early stages of life. I started reading books for my son when he was just few months old. Now we continue the same habit and we have established a bed time reading routine too. There are many advantages of reading books for kids including improving the communication skills, better literacy, academic skills and mastering the language. There are many more reasons to read with kids. Reading will also develop a stronger relationship between the parent and the kid. With all these reasons, we always surround our kid with age appropriate books for him to read including the books from the library.

The Groovy Giraffe Review

The Groovy Giraffe #Review

However, it is not a secret that children’s books are quiet expensive if you buy those from a local book store. This can be a reason for some parents to not to buy books for their kids. But, you can easily buy books from online bookshops as most of the bookshops sell high quality books for affordable rates. Most of the time, online bookshops sell the books for a rate lower than the local book store.

What is Groovy Giraffe?

The Groovy Giraffe review

Have you heard of The Groovy Giraffe? The Groovy Giraffe is the Singapore’s first online children’s remainder bookstore. You can find brand new, high quality books there for a really lower rate. The books are not second hand or used books. Instead, these books are directly from the publishers which are over printed or with minor shelf wear marks.

Are the books selling at the Groovy Giraffe, brand new?

The books at The Groovy Giraffe   are brand new and overprint books which may have some minor shelf wear. However, you will notice the heavy discounts which you can obtain from the remainder books.

But, I know you have doubts about the quality of the books, right? Then, see the pictures below. The books I ordered are such remainder books which are heavily discounted. Some books are of over 60% discount. However, all the books we bought are of great quality which I can’t even find any remainder mark.

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Books bought from Groovy Giraffe

I bought some of the books from the bargain collection. At first, I also had the doubt of the books from the bargain collection. But, actually I can’t find any visible difference in bargain books and normal priced books which I received from the Groovy Giraffe.

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Books are of high quality and I couldn’t find any visible mark

How to save money when you buy from The Groovy Giraffe?

Well, buying children’s books from the Groovy Giraffe itself is a way of saving money as the prices of the books are heavily discounted.(sometimes over 60%). However, here are some of other ways for you to save some more money when you buy from the Groovy Giraffe!

Use the Coupon Code

Coupon codes are so much popular in saving money. Use the Groovy Giraffe discount code ‘Newmom5’ at the check out to enjoy 5% discount on your purchases. (Except bargains)

The Groovy Giraffe review

Buy in bulk

You can buy 1 or 2 books without any minimum limit to enjoy the discounted prices of kids’ books. However, you can enjoy free shipping when you order above $50.

Sign up for the Newsletter

When you sign up with the Groovy Giraffe newsletter, you will receive a $5 coupon which you can redeem at your next check out. Isn’t this great when most of the book prices are lower than $5? 🙂 Other than the sign up bonus,you will also enjoy the exclusive offers which you receive via newsletter.

Sign up for the newsletter by visiting here.

Use the bargain section

Books at bargain collection are heavily discounted

You will find heavily discounted books under bargain section.  My experience with these bargain books is really good. I couldn’t notice any noticeable marks in these books. The price? Prices are heavily discounted and those are up to 80%. So, if you look for books for your kids to improve their interest on reading, why don’t you add few books from the bargain section too?

Groovy Giraffe discount code

My kid loves all the books we bought for him.Isn’t it what we want as parents? #GroovyGiraffeReview

Overall, the experience with Groovy Giraffe is really good and we could add few more books for our little library at home. Check Groovy Giraffe book collection here and then you can decide!

Happy Reading!

4 Easy Ways to Save Money on Home Appliances

Recently I shared a post on how we save money on baby expenses. In this post I want to share some of our tips on saving money when we buy home appliances. Although you have enough money to spend, living on a budget and save some money from most of the essential expenses always makes the life simple. So, here are 4 easy ways to save money on Home Appliances. Hope these tips are helpful for you.

Use Discount Codes and coupons

This is one of the popular ways to save money when you buy home appliances. If you buy from a local shop, then check newspapers for discounts and coupon codes. Sometimes, popular websites also share coupon codes for their products. When you use the product codes or if you cut coupons from newspapers and magazines and produce those at checkout, you are eligible for a discount. Another way is to register with some companies newsletters. They will send you offers and deals time to time. If you are not in a rush to buy some appliances, then you can wait few days and buy the needed appliances when the company shares any offer.

Wait for Holiday Sales

save money on Home Appliances

Holiday season is full of home appliances promotions. Throughout the year there are many special holidays and these holidays comes with lot of shopping and lot of bargains. Here in Singapore we find holiday sales for festivals such as Chinese New Year, Hariraya, Deepawali and Christmas. Even we visit Malaysia during these holiday seasons and find some items for discounted prices.We still continue visiting Malaysia for our back to school shopping.

Buy online

Buying online is another great way to save from home appliances. If you check the price of any appliance in a local store and compare it with online shops for the same brand and same product, you’ll see that there is a difference in price. Most reputed brands offer their products in their authorized online shops too. That make easy to buy same brand names you are looking for from an online shop and save money. For example, Rinnai is a popular brand for Home Appliances in both Singapore and Malaysia. I also found Rinnai authorized dealer online which we can easily buy same Rinnai products online.

Skip the Extended Warranties

I don’t mean that you want to skip the manufacturer’s warranty for the appliance you are going to buy. You need it. Usually manufacturer’s warranty covers from one year to few years according to the product you buy. Usually this manufacturer warranty is enough and you get it free of charge when you buy the product. However, you need to pay extra if you go for extended warranty. If you are going to maintain your home appliances including your slow cooker well, then there is no need to go for extended warranties. That will save you some amount of money from your home appliances price.

Above are my tips on save money on Home Appliances. Do you have more tips to add? Please share your thoughts below.

Back To School Shopping Tips that Save you Money

Back to school shopping is really exciting for kids. With new school bag, lunch box, shoes and all supplies, they get excited to go to school. It is same with my kid too. After every school holidays, he eagerly waits to see his teacher and friends. And he loves everything new.

But, as parents, we need to plan back to school shopping properly to avoid missing any item. At the same time, it is also important to avoid unnecessary things that are really not important for the new school term.

Back To School Shopping Tips

Below are some of the back to school shopping tips which I follow and which can be helpful for you too. These tips will save you both time and money. When you plan properly, back to school shopping will be really a fun experience!

Prepare a back to school supplies list

Most of the time, teacher provides a list of back to school supplies .However, don’t forget the other essentials such as school bag, shoes ,lunch box and water bottle. When you have a shopping list which include all these back to school supplies, it is easy to shop the things from the list. It is easy to find a back to school supplies list from www.myschoolsupplylists.com  as they have separate lists from kindergarten to 12th grade. For my kindergartner, I found their back to school supplies list as helpful because it includes everything from the school bag. You will never miss any item!

Buy quality school supplies

During the back to school time, there will be many promotions and cheap sales. However, instead of only looking for saving money by buying cheap supplies, check the quality too. If the pencils you buy are not easy to sharpen or the pens you buy at cheap price are leaky, then such things will cost you more. You will need to buy these supplies again. But, you can look for offers and sales of reputed quality school supplies brands and shop from them for a discounted rate. It will be a good investment for the whole new school term.

Check for promotions and offers

As I mentioned above, quality matters. However, during the back to school period, you can find many offers and promotions. You can get a lot of quality supplies while saving money using Kohls coupon. When you buy school supplies using such offers, you can easily save money. If you have more than one kids, this will be great to save from each kid’s supplies list.

Buy basics in bulk

You need some School supplies such as pencils, pens and notebooks more than one. When you buy these supplies in bulk, you will save money and you will also have a stock at home to use when need. Set up a separate storage in your home for extra school supplies and you can keep the items for a period.

Above are some the great tips that I use for my kid’s back to school supplies shopping. If you know more tips, please share as a comment.

Blurb Launches Layflat Photo Books

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Creating memories using photo books is something I do for almost all special events. Some of the events I created photo books include baby’s first month from the birth, his first year moments, birthdays and also preschool years. Other than these events, I also prepare a photo book each year using our family photographs of the year.

A page from my son’s photo book of his journey to the world.It is not a layflat photo book,but I created this photo book with Blurb.

Blurb is one of the photo book companies I use for creating photo books. For my son’s first baby book, I used Blurb. However that time I used a soft cover photo book which is still a good piece of memory. Check our recent photo book experience and Blurb Photo Book review in latest post.

What is new with Blurb photo books?

Blurb finally launches the layflat feature. Among many photo books I created, I always like layflat photo books than the other photo books. Now with Blurb’s new Layflat photo books I am excited to say that you will have beautiful photo books that are gorgeous in its final finish.

 

With the layflat feature, now you can use full spread of images across two pages without losing any portion of the image to the center.

To check more designs and features of Blurb’s layflat photo books, check here. If you haven’t prepared any baby book or birthday photo books for your kids, now it is time to start!

Things to do Before Choosing a Humidifier for your Baby

Are you thinking of buying a humidifier for your baby nursery? Most of the parents prepare the baby nursery with all relevant things even before the baby arrives. This will make the life easier once the baby arrives. A humidifier is one of the essentials for your baby nursery due to many reasons.

Things to do before choosing a Humidifier for your baby

Why do you want to buy a humidifier for your baby?

Newborn babies are with sensitive skin and they are also with really sensitive respiratory system. Dry air can cause many effects on babies including skin irritation and lung problems. This is why a humidifier is an essential item for any baby nursery.

However, with many brands and different models of humidifiers available in the market, you need to choose the right one which is suitable for babies. In order to help you choosing the best Humidifier for your baby, here are the things you should know before making your purchasing decision.

Things to do before choosing a Humidifier for your baby

Things to check before you buy a humidifier for the baby

Check the features

As there are many different products available, you need to check all features of the humidifiers comparing each type that are suitable for babies. As mentioned in HumdifierGeek , you need to start the comparison of features by determining the humidity level of your baby nursery room or in your home.

Check the safety concerns

With a humidifier, you need to consider some safety features too. A humidifier comes with burn risk. With hot water vaporizer you need to ensure that humidifier is not easily reachable for kids in your home. Also, before you buy, consider the ideal moisture levels that it can maintain in your room.

Check recommendations from others

Read Online reviews, humidifier reviews and other parents’ experiences with different brands before you purchase. When you read such actual experiences, you will gather more information about specific humidifiers making it easy to choose the right one for your baby nursery. You can also ask your friends and family members who own humidifiers for their recommendations. They will give you tips and advice from their actual experiences which are really helpful for choosing the right humidifier for your baby room.

When you are with the knowledge on available brands and features of humidifiers, it is easy to shortlist few models. Then compare the features and price of the each humidifier and make your purchase. If you buy your humidifier for baby from any online shop, you will probably save money too.

 

 

 

5 Father’s Day Gifts for Dads who Love the Outdoors

Is your father the adventures type? Does he like to spend time outdoors? Well, show some love to your dad on this Father’s day by sending him a beautiful gift.

Unlike women, men like gifts for their usefulness. Sending a beautiful card with some flowers won’t cut it. So, you must carefully decide what type of gift to give your father. Fortunately, we have some great gift ideas for you. Whether it be for someone with outdoor hobbies like golf, running, fishing or someone who likes camping, travelling or hiking, these gifts will definitely impress any dad.Nowadays hoverboards are popular among the dads too.

Father’s Day Gifts for Dads who Love the Outdoors

1. A Large Travel Bag

Travel bags are a great companion for men who love to take frequent trips. A good quality travel bag can lighten the load on your shoulder and hips, and reduce the strain on your neck by distributing the weight more evenly. They are also designed to carry more items in less space. This is achieved by making specific compartments for common objects. Thus, it removes the need to carry multiple bags and helps to move more easily and freely.

2. A Multi-tool a.k.a Fishing Pliers

Father’s Day Gifts for Dads who Love the Outdoors

When people ask us what are the best gifts for dad, we often recommend them a multi-tool. If your dad likes fishing then he will definitely love one of these. A multi-tool houses a number of essential compact tools. The most common tools in a multi-tool include wire-cutters, exchangeable bit drivers, pliers, knife and bottle openers. So, they are not only useful as a fishing tool but can also be utilized for a number of different purposes. Also, they are easy to carry around, lightweight and will save your dad the hassle of carrying multiple tools.

3. A Digital Camera

People love to capture intense or emotional moments because it makes them feel nostalgic in the future. Gifting a personal digital camera to your father can make him feel like you really care for him. Unlike a DSLR, a digital camera is easier to carry around and is less costly. However, they can still take the perfect shots to capture some beautiful moments. Since digital cameras are more compact, they are less likely to get damaged and also take less space. In fact, most people tend to carry these on their hands as they are so lightweight.

Father’s Day Gifts for Dads who Love the Outdoors

4. A Fitness Tracker

If you dad loves exercising or is into running, he will definitely love a fitness tracker. A good fitness tracker will help your old man monitor his heartbeat, count his steps and help him analyze his daily activity. In fact, modern fitness trackers can wirelessly connect to your smartphone and help you to make calls or even send messages. They can also track sleeping schedule, sleep quality, and help you become more alert and disciplined by setting smart reminders to move. Plus, they also look cool.

5. Hiking Boots

Is there any better thing to gift someone who loves to spend their time outdoors? If your dad likes hiking or loves camping then this is the perfect gift for him. Premium hiking boots are not only comfortable to wear but are also recommended for safety purposes. The soles of a high-quality boot will provide better traction when walking on a moist or slippery surface. These are also much more durable than regular shoes and provide a better walking experience when walking on uneven surfaces or rocks.

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