When you’re a kid—every insect, plant, and piece of nature is fascinating. Give the gift of adventure with the new Kid’s Bug-Eye Headlight from Coghlan’s! The Bug-Eye Headlight is compact, lightweight and powered by a bright white LED that never needs replacing. The light also features a comfortable elastic head strap in a fun purple and yellow color combination. An affordable gift at just $9, the Bug-Eye Headlight will be a hit this holiday season!

To learn more or to order, visit Coghlans.com.

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The ALL NIGHTER Styling Powder™ is a 100% natural solution for anyone looking to spruce up their ‘do. A favorite of Hollywood stylists, the powder is simple to use and extends a blowout well beyond its intended expiration date. The process is simple: sprinkle the powder over the hair, concentrating on the roots. Using your fingers, disperse the powder evenly throughout the entire length of the hair. Within seconds, the powder removes oil, builds volume and creates texture.

The styling powder comes in a purse sized container making it a must-have for long nights out on the town. Choose from six colors to match with your hair color – platinum/neutral, dark brown/black, honey blonde, brown/brunette, golden blonde and redhead. Just in time for the holidays, any eco-beauty conscious gift recipient would be thrilled to find this product in their stocking. The entire line can be viewed at www.theall-nighter.com.

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This review was written by Kirstin Robison, who has a passion for everything beauty and travel related. Often found scouring articles and store shelves for the latest must-haves, Kirstin prefers to stay on top of trends. Nothing inspires her more than to find extraordinary products that really work and make life easier. Having traveled to many exotic locations, Kirstin understands the value of products that offer practical benefits. Writing for “Tiny Green Mom” gives her the opportunity to discover new products that make a difference for the user and the planet.

Start a new holiday tradition this year with a delightful new tale written by Judith Vicary Swisher and illustrated by Molly Mann! The Last Ornament makes its’ debut just in time for the season, offering families a new perspective on their most cherished Christmas ornaments that adorn their tree year after year. This is such a darling story that is told from the ornaments’ point of view, as they become excited about their special role during the holidays and get caught up in the festivities.

All too soon, Christmas Day has come and gone, and it is time to pack up the ornaments, wrap them delicately and place them in their proper boxes – but wait! The family’s beloved ornament, Little Blue Engine, has gone missing, and the ornaments work together to alert the family that the train has not been packed away with the others. Will the “last ornament” be found in time?

After reading this story to your children, Judith Vicary Swisher recommends taking the “Last Ornament” challenge. This is a fantastic way to involve the children in taking down the tree and ornaments, which is not usually as exciting as decorating the tree and home in preparation for the holidays. The helper who finds the almost-missed last ornament is the winner and receives a special treat, such as being excused from a chore or getting to choose what is for dinner that evening.

To order a copy of The Last Ornament (ISBN 978-0-9764098-0-9) in time for the holidays, visit Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, or Borders.com.

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With the Holidays fast approaching, we all could use a little time to Focus and Refresh. Let us help you stay in the zone to keep your holiday season magical. Whether you are overwhelmed at the mall with a long list of gifts to purchase; stuck in winter traffic; in need of a breath freshener before all of your holiday parties; or having anxieties about making a good impression on the people you meet, Mindful Mints will help keep you in the right frame of mind. Boost your immune system, calm caffeine jitters, un-clutter your mind, and relieve stress all while freshening your breath! Mindful Mints are the perfect solution to help you through the hectic season. They make an ideal stocking stuffer or a warm gesture to give to someone to say how much you care.

For the holidays, Mindful Mints is offering the following special. Any purchase made of $25 or more on www.mindfulmints.com is automatically entered to win a $50 Visa Gift Card! Enter promo code: WIN50 at checkout. Plus, there is free shipping on all orders of $25 and up!

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Nothing says holidays like a warm, spicy cup of Chai tea! To help make the holidays merry and bright, Tipu’s Chai is offering 4 holiday gift baskets chock full of their aromatic Chai tea, a Tipu’s Chai mug and a tea strainer for their loose leaf varieties. For the discerning tea drinker on your gift list, choose from the following gift baskets: Chai Snob, Mellow Chai, Instant Gratification, and Chai Love.

In addition, Tipu’s Chai is holding their very first Tipu’s Chai Holiday Blowout Sale! From December 6th – 12th, Tipu’s Chai is offering 15% off EVERYTHING in their online store! You won’t want to miss this delicious deal!

To learn more about Tipu’s Chai, or to order online, visit www.tipuschai.com.

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Searching for a last-minute gift for the expecting mom-to-be this season? Look no further than TrueWomb™ – it is a gift that both mama and her precious cherub will really appreciate, especially in those first few months after baby’s arrival! The TrueWomb™ sleep system helps to ease newborns and infants into slumber, providing a safe, secure womb-like feeling. For those parents and caregivers new to swaddling, TrueWomb™ makes it a breeze for anyone to quickly and snugly swaddle a fussy baby. With easy-to-follow instructions, this innovative new sleep system helps to soothe and calm little ones in no time.

What are the Advantages to Swaddling?

  • Helps babies feel safe and secure while adapting to life outside the womb
  • Provides the “4th Trimester” that babies need for proper development
  • Promotes longer periods of quality sleep for newborns and infants, important for health and development
  • Helps control the startle reflex of newborns and infants to improve sleep patterns
  • Helps induce babies’ natural calming reflex to reduce fussiness and stress
  • Reduces the risk of SIDS by letting babies sleep on their backs
  • Helps colic by providing snug abdomen pressure and better sleeping patterns

What are the Advantages to Using the TrueWomb™ Swaddle?

  • Patent-pending design mimics the comforting form and function of the womb
  • SwaddleTech™ pouch allows baby’s legs to kick and stretch, returning them to the naturally desired fetal position while at rest
  • SecureSleeve™ escape-proof arm pockets allow movement of the arms
  • ComfortWrap™ belt adjusts for growth and provides a gentle, snug fit
  • Two-stage swaddle system supports evolving needs as baby develops and grows
  • Lightweight, breathable, four-way stretch cotton fabric helps to prevent overheating
  • Improves quality of sleep by reducing the “startle reflex”
  • Reduces gastrointestinal colic symptoms
  • Enhances feeding
  • 100% money-back guarantee

Mom” wishes that she had discovered the TrueWomb™ Swaddle much earlier! With a high-need baby who constantly needed to be held, rocked, sung to, and swaddled, this sleep system would have made swaddling her little one that much easier!

The TrueWomb™ Swaddle is available in two designs, the Sleeping Swaddle and the Daytime Weaning Swaddle, and costs a reasonable $39.99. To learn more about TrueWomb™, to locate a retailer near you, or to order, please visit TrueWomb.com.

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For the expecting parent or seasoned parent this season, this sweet story will speak right to the heart – it is a story that ANY parent can certainly relate to, no matter what age their “baby” may be!

If I Could Keep You Little, a wonderful new children’s book from beloved bestselling and award-winning author Marianne Richmond explores the powerful feeling that every parent has: the push/pull feeling of wanting your child to grow and savoring and holding on to every moment.

If I Could Keep You Little (Sourcebooks; ISBN: 978-1-4022-5559-5; HC $15.99; November 2010) takes the reader on a journey of memory and expectation, exploring real insights into the human spirit. Marianne’s artwork beautifully illustrates these complex emotions and her insightful prose showcases the fleeting little moments that reveal how a child changes and grows.

“If I could keep you little,

I’d decide on matching clothes.

But then I’d miss you choosing

Dots on top and stripes below.

If I could keep you little

I’d cut your bread in shapes.

But then I’d miss you finding

“Hey! I like ketchup with my grapes!”

This will definitely tug at the heartstrings the first time it is read to your child! Marianne Richmond has truly touched upon the myriad of emotions that parents experience as they watch their children grow and mature.

If I Could Keep You Little can be found online on Amazon.com.

About the Author

While recovering from brain surgery, Marianne Richmond created hand-painted cards as individual thank you notes for her well-wishers, and from that small beginning started her own greeting card company, Marianne Richmond Studios, Inc.. Since then she has become a recognized creator of numerous books that celebrate milestones in life, memorable journeys, and relationships. Beginning with her first book in 1997, Gift of An Angel, writer and artist Marianne has touched the lives of millions over the past decade through her line of greeting cards and gift books. Marianne lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband, four kids, and their beloved Border Collie, Clay. Find out more at her website www.mariannerichmond.com.

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Pour some hot chocolate, stoke the fire, and snuggle up on the couch with Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Santa Claus! The Original Christmas Classics have made their debut on Blu-Ray+DVD this holiday season! If you look forward to these Christmas classics on TV every year, now you can enjoy them over and over again with your family. The iconic special, which first debuted in 1970, tells the story of how Santa Claus and several honored Christmastime traditions came to be. These stories really take you back to your childhood – “Mom” especially loved watching the journey of Frosty the Snowman again as he tries to reach the North Pole before he melts.

The box set contains four of the most beloved holiday TV specials of all time, including the Rankin/Bass classics “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and “Frosty Returns.” It’s the first time any of them are available on Blu-Ray, and wow – what a difference!

For the movie buff or kid-at-heart on your gift list, The Original Christmas Classics Box Set is a must-have this season! The Original Christmas Classics Box Set is available wherever Blu-Rays are sold for $44.99.

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Cute stocking stuffer alert! Created by mom entrepreneur Cara Rybarik, bINK’d Temporary Tattoo Earring Designs are simply adorable kid-safe, FDA-approved temporary tattoos made of vegetable-based inks and adhesive. Available in twelve fun designs for both boys and girls, plus new Glitter and Holiday Designs to add a festive touch during the season, each bINK’d can be worn for up to 7 days! Each durable stackable container contains 12 of each design, and bINK’d temporary tattoos can adorn not only ears, but fingernails, toenails, books, a baby doll’s ears – let your little one decide! bINK’d – Not forever. Just for now! To purchase bINK’d Temporary Tattoos, visit www.binkdkids.com.

Adorable Stocking Stuffer Giveaway from bINK’d!

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Even if you don’t win this giveaway, you can still get a great deal!

The FIRST 25 Tiny Green Mom readers can score a FREE container of bink’d temporary earrings with ANY purchase of Bink’d earrings! Just click here and purchase 1 container which contains a strip of 12 bink’d temporary tattoo earrings (that’s 6 pair) for $5.95 + shipping, write Tiny Green Mom and free design choice in the note to seller section (will be an option while paying), and you will automatically receive a second container of bINK’d earrings with your order FREE (buy an original design and get a GLITTER or GLOW free to maximize savings). Shipping is around $1.40.

Be sure to check out BinkdKids.com to view the exciting ways others sport their bINK’d ear fun! And watch for seasonal offerings, such as Bunnies, Pumpkins, Penguin, Christmas Trees, as well as GLOW designs!

Thank you! “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom can’t wait to announce the winner of this fabulous giveaway!

Seeking a planet-friendly option for holiday entertaining this season by opting not to use plastic or styrofoam cups? Check out this fantastic new line from Silikids! Their new Siliskin Drinking Glass sets, offered in 3 sizes, are a stylish alternative that are both reusable and recyclable. Festive and fun, the drinking glasses are wrapped in a Siliskin sleeve, protecting the glass and providing a safe, easy-to-grip surface. Little hands can grip the glasses with ease, and Mom does not have to worry about the glass shattering and breaking if accidently dropped!

Plus, the glasses are perfect for those seeking to relax pool or deckside while sipping a cocktail (or mocktail!) without fear of dropping the glass. The silicone sleeves are BPA-free, made from 100% food-grade silicone, and are hypo-allergenic. In addition, the sleeves are removable and dishwasher-safe or can be boiled for sterilization.

Siliskin’s Drinking Glass Sets are available in the following sizes:

To order a set or two before your next holiday gathering, visit www.silikids.com.

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