2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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This year we’re getting a head start on our Holiday Gift Guide! Of course we are looking for products to add to the guide at this time. If you are interested in having your product reviewed and featured (giveaways optional!) on this years guide, please email me at aiokasan@ohayookasan.com

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Health, Wellness and Beauty:

 SoftSoapSoftsoap would like to introduce their new Sea Kissed exfoliating body wash! I have five different Softsoap body washes this year. Including their three limited edition winter time scents! Venetian Spiced Vanilla is AMAZING!

 Round 4 Glam Design ImageCarmex Moisture Plus makes a great addition to this years guide with their cute packaging! Great for stocking stuffers, I am looking forward to getting to toss these in the girls’ stockings this year!

 100_4030Home Spa Shower Sprays make your shower experience better. Thermal-Aid’s headache relief system is an amazing help for headaches and are great for those who suffer headaches.

 home_shavers You don’t have to pay a ton to get a good shave, and ShaveMOB will show you how. They send you razor heads, and a handle. You can continue to get monthly supplies of the heads  based on your subscription savings!Buy their stocking stuffer gift bundle before Dec 17th to ensure Christmas Delivery!

 Brush_DC_PkgPerhaps my kids are strange, but they’ve never once complained about an extra toothbrush or anything like that for a stocking stuffer or with their Christmas eve PJ’s! This year Arm & Hammer’s Truly Radiant line is a stocking stuffer must have for us. 🙂

 RohtoRohto Cool MAX eye drops started in Japan and provide amazing redness relief!

 100_4141Rainbow Light has provided us with a sample of a variety of their vitamins and supplements for our gift guide! These make great stocking stuffers for those who are looking for health related items.

 DermaRoller-Review The Derma Roller by Diva d’or is a fantastic affordable Derma Roller to help with your skin care needs/problems. 504 Titanium Micro-needles help with new skin production as well as enhances the performance of your skincare serums/creams/etc.

100_4604 Give the gift of Zen with a Yuzen box! This subscription box is sent out four times a year and is full of products to help you relax and unwind.

100_4645 I never knew how much I’d love a magnified mirror until now! ToiletTree offers this great mirror, and tons of other bathroom products. This mirror is perfect for the makeup lover in your life.




 100_4099With five kids and seven cats, who wouldn’t need a better vacuum? I’m excited to present the Shark Rotator Lift away vacuum this year on the guide!

 Craft Kits and More:

 66420-Tape-Style-Box_product_featureI am very happy to get to work with the wonderful folks at The Orb Factory again this year! This time around I’m working with the Imagintisa line, and presenting their Tape Style kit to you all! This kit allows you to create accessories using cute duct tape!

 100_4045Frecklebox offers amazing personalized gifts for kids! From personalized lunch boxes to personalized drawing books, you’ll be hard pressed not to find something perfect to customize for someone. Child or not. I’d love a few things from them myself. 🙂


Household Items:

 TT-DL05-01I am happy to get to present the TaoTronics LED desk lamp! I look forward to getting to try this out as I could use some extra lighting when I am doing nail art and crafts that require fine detailed work. My eyes get too tired without good lighting, and I think this lamp will help with that!

 100_4037Kit-Cat Clocks are a classic! Wagging tails, rolling eyes, this clock has character and charm.

 100_4137 The YouCopia SpiceStack helped save some of my sanity in the kitchen! My SpiceStack holds 24 different spices and has made cooking a little less stressful. As long as my spices get put away if anyone else uses them! Hah!

 100_4190 Hammacher Schlemmer offers a wide variety of the coolest things I can find! One of them being this amazing oilless deep fryer! Say whaaaaaaat?? It’s true! Find out more by checking out the following links.

 100_4315 Bormioli Rocco offers amazing glassware, stemware, glass food storage and more! Made in Italy since 1825, I am glad to finally had some awesome food storage options! BPA free lids, microwave safe containers that are stain and odor resistant!

100_4207 Kuhn Rikon offers amazing cutlery, bakeware, and cooks tools and more! They sent a paring knife in teal. 🙂

100_4215 It’s good to go reusable! Reusable plastic water bottles are a great way to go! Reduce offers WaterWeek a 5 day water bottle pack that is perfect to grab one each day on your way out the door and always have a way to have water with you.



 The PlasamaBike by PlaSmart Inc is a fantastic balance bike for kids 18 months and up! The weight limit is 55lbs and it is a great way to get your kiddo into learning to ride a bike!

 100-red-L Get your kiddos up and moving with a Zike! The Z100 is for kids 5 – 8 and under 150lbs. Though shorter kiddos over the age of 8 will enjoy it as well!

 Bright Starts Hide 'n Spin MoneyBright Starts has joined in on the fun of our Holiday Guide by allowing us to try out and present their Hide ‘n Spin Monkey toy! Lisi knew from the shipping box that is was something for her, so of course I had to open it up early. She’s young enough to not really care about the holidays to know the difference, so letting her play wasn’t a huge deal!

 100_4309 Mega Bloks offers some amazing building kits! Hello Kitty is just one of their partnerships for cool building sets!

 100_4511  Bean Bag chairs are so cool! Kids love them, teens love them, heck even I love this one! The Bean Bag Chair Outlet offers awesome bean bag chairs!

100_4595 Aurora Gifts offers My Little Pony plush and more! Of course all the kiddos love My Little Pony, and plushies, so this is the perfect combination. We were sent three different plush from Aurora’s Licensed line of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic plushies!

 100_4568 A Hoodie and a friend! Hoodsbee’s are adorable hoodies meant for smaller kiddos. Sizes 2 – 7 respectively. Risiel has Prancy the Panda, and it is positively adorable and well loved!

 pinkVWThe Monsterhttp://shop.auroragift.com/c/shop-by-license_my-little-pony?pp=12&pg=1 Factory is sending along a pink VW van play tent this year! The VW tent has an MSRP of $59.99 and looks like it’ll be blast for both Lisi and Risi!

 Risi in Triangle Bib - Dolphin from Obabie.comAffordable, Cute and Fashionable! Obabie offers things for moms-to-be and moms of newborns. As well as some bigger sizes as well. Maternity wear, baby shower gifts, hairbows and more. You can find it at Obabe!

 100_4593 WowWee toys offers a line-up of unique toys that are out of the ordinary. Interactive and fun for boys and girls!

10432934_630196123757368_7116652363009535536_n Strider Bikes offers eexcellent balance bikes for ages 18 months on up! Great for learning to ride and balance, Strider Bikes makes a great gift no matter what the reason or season!

 packaging-en-us-fe1e45d53b6115dc531c32b6040ba60d Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Heroes Starter pack is sure to please! It comes with everything you need right in the box to get started on playing Disney Infinity!



 100_4024I am still trying to get into the habit of allowing Kat and Sisi some more freedoms and the room to grow. It can be difficult, as they get older and wish to explore the world and become independent young ladies. The V.ALRT allows Kat to easily contact Cid and I if an emergency arises. Attached to her smart phone, a push of a button allows her to call for help!

 Set30-CDIs3162-LeftBowACOUSTIBUDS and ACOUSTIGRIP take your eardubs to a new level! Making those basic ones that come with your devices actually easy to use without a bunch of fuss!

 My Little Pony HeadphonesMy Little Pony lovers rejoice! You can buy kid safe volume limiting Pinkie Pie headphones for your kiddos, or yourself, if you’d like!You can also get yourself a pair of Pinkie Pie earbuds!

 100_4505 Coolstream offers some awesome products! I love their Bluetooth Speakers (seen above!) and Bluetooth Headphones!Good price, wonderful quality, so great to have. Awesome for someone you know that would love to use their phone or tablet with better sound.

 100_4489 The MaxWay Portable PowerBank is great for charging TWO devices on the go. As long as one end of their charging cable is USB you’re good to go! Charge up first though, as it’s shipped to you charged. This is great for Cid and I when we need to both charge our phones and we’re out and about!

 51FSsxsvsvL Wanting a tablet at a lower cost but still great in function? Kocaso offers all types of tablets for you. The MX780 is a Quad-Core tablet with a lot of power for a small price! The perfect tablet for those with a budget, it runs Android 4.4 for all the latest and greatest apps and games!


 100_4116Chocolate Stadiums by Sports Chocolates provides a unique gift for the sports fan in your life!

 100_4154KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn flavors are delicious! They have a store in Seattle that I sadly missed, but they have a couple of them… in Japan!! Ahhh! Delicious popcorn, they even have a MAPLE BACON popcorn! Yes, it REALLY has ACTUAL bacon on it!! WOW!!

 100_4244Plum Organics offers some delicious snacks and things that Risi loves! Even better that they’re organic, she likes them, and it means I feel she’s better a better balanced diet than she would be if I kept pushing things she hates…

 100_4331Freedom Japanese Market offers an awesome monthly subscription box with delicious goodies straight from Japan! Many items you can’t get easily overseas even. They offer FREE worldwide shipping and you get nearly a pound of delicious candies and snacks for $25 a month!! Of course they offer tons of candies and snacks that you don’t need to subscribe to.Run by a family of four, it’s good to help out a small family business.

 IMG_1688 GuyLian Belgian Chocolates are deliciously rich! Their new offering of Soft Caramel Centers is amazing!! I’m in love with the smooth creamy filling, but that’s not to say that their Signature Hazelnut Truffle filling isn’t good too! It’s wonderful.

 910clil3-YL._SL1500_ Chocolate Monopoly, Scrabble, Guess Who and More! These Chocolate versions of games are great for a quick fun time between 2 – 4 players, depending on the game. They make a great gift and a fun time for a sleep over that’s for sure!

Flowers & Other Gifts


 100_4264The Bouqs offers beautiful flowers for every occasion. Eco-friendly, and many from the side of a volcano! Wow!Flowers are one of those things that can say many things. Happy Birthday, I’m Sorry, I Love You, Just Thinking Of You, and more.

 Embedded TreasuresEmbedded Treasures offers a variety of gifts for him, her, date night, and baby showers. You have a choice in your prize that would be included! Cash, Electronics, Jewelry! You’ll be surprised what you get!

Pet Items:



IMG_1551 I fits I sits!! Cats love boxes and Catty Stacks found a way to make cats and humans happy with cool boxes for cats and don’t make you look like someone who has a cardboard box hoarding problem!

 Against The Grain cat foods! Against the Grain has some amazing wet cat food that the cats love! Gluten free, grain free, and it even made cookie eat less! Maybe he has a gluten sensitivity?

 100_4392Delightibles are wheat free, soy free made in the USA cat treats with a soft center! Even my picky snobby boy Mister Shadow loves them!

This page is a work in progress of course! More items will be added as fast as I can. Once again any media inquiries for inclusion in this years Holiday Gift Guide can be sent to aiokasan@ohayookasan.com  thank you! ~Kisa


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