Thursday, November 7, 2013

2013 Holiday Gift Guide- Gifts for the Whole Family!

 7 Kids and Us is excited to tell you about some of our favorite products this Holiday Season. Stay tuned for some great giveaways as well!



  The Key Ingredient Recipe Reader is a unique gift for a woman who likes to cook. I love to cook, but I don't always have time to go searching through my recipes to find the one I want, or a new inspiration. With this recipe reader, you simply go to the category you want to make, and there are preloaded selections already there, plus with the Wi-Fi you can add your own recipes! 

This Key Ingredient Recipe Reader is kitchen durable, it's not like a tablet, it has a nice thick elevated base making it easy to read while cooking. 

•Keep, organize and search through all of your favorite recipes. Thousands of recipes sync wirelessly from your account.
•With a built-in stand, the Recipe Reader is designed to be hands free. Stand it upright or lay it down for easy reading while you're mixing or chopping. The screen rotates automatically.
•The Recipe Reader thrives in the hazardous kitchen environment. Spills easily wipe off the sealed glass touchscreen with a damp cloth.
•Fresh out of butter? Forgot to pick up milk? Your Recipe Reader has a full list of common kitchen substitutions so you'll never have to stop mid-recipe again.
•Add your recipes to the Short List for easy access while cooking.
•Small text can be tough to read. Tap the Recipe Reader's "Font Size" button to enlarge any text to your preference.
•Why clutter your counter with gadgets? The Recipe Reader has three built-in Timers!
•Make sense of measurement conversions with the simple Conversion Calculator.

You can purchase the Key Ingredient Recipe Reader here for $149 (+ free shipping). 


Microsoft Streets & Trips makes your travels an adventure with over 2.5 million points of interest and updated maps of the US and Canada.

Plan the ultimate road trip

Find adventure on the open road with Microsoft Streets & Trips. With the #1 best-selling travel and map software, explore new places, generate maps and directions, add your own contacts and points of interest, and even get spoken directions-all without an Internet connection. Let Streets & Trips help you find the adventure—not get lost finding it.

Can be purchased here for $39.95


The magic of the Wet Brush™ is in the specially formulated IntelliFlex™ bristles. IntelliFlex™ bristles are thin, strong and very flexible. They have intelligent flexibility - flexible on one stroke and firm on the next. The adaptive flexibility of IntelliFlex™ eliminates all tugging, tearing, pulling and ripping. No split ends, no hair loss. It provides healthy brushing and detangling, creating the perfect transition from wash to style! 

You can purchase a Wet Brush online here for about $14.00.

The Racor Freestanding Bike Rack is a great holiday present for someone who is looking to make some space in their garage. We are giving one to my grandpa this year, since he stores our bikes at his house! 

With the Racor Freestanding Bike Rack you can easily store the whole family’s bikes while maximizing your ground space. The Freestanding Bike Rack stacks up to four bikes vertically for convenient storing and quick access when you are ready to ride. There’s no need to drill or screw into the wall, so you can move or relocate the rack to store your bikes whenever, wherever. With independent adjustable arms, rugged tubular steel and a durable epoxy finish, the Freestanding Bike Rack can hold up to 160lbs of men’s and women’s road and mountain bikes in a level position, keeping them secure and safe from harm’s way.

Some assembly required; no installation necessary. Order yours today, and reclaim your garage!

You can purchase the Racor Freestanding Bike Rack here for about $119. 


With the Racor Freestanding Bike Rack you can easily store the whole family’s bikes while maximizing your ground space. The Freestanding Bike Rack stacks up to four bikes vertically for convenient storing and quick access when you are ready to ride. There’s no need to drill or screw into the wall, so you can move or relocate the rack to store your bikes whenever, wherever. With independent adjustable arms, rugged tubular steel and a durable epoxy finish, the Freestanding Bike Rack can hold up to 160lbs of men’s and women’s road and mountain bikes in a level position, keeping them secure and safe from harm’s way.
Some assembly required; no installation necessary. Order yours today, and reclaim your garage!
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I am really excited about Goodie Tins. My family that lives far away is very hard to buy for, and we almost always end up getting them a gift basket of some kind, since we know the whole family can share it. 
Goodie Tins are like gift baskets, without the traditional basket. Goodie Tins come in recycled paint cans that have been amazingly decorated to be adorable. 
There are so many tins to choose from like "Luxe Holiday Soap Goodie Tin" which includes:
2 Cranberry & Spice Soaps
2 Orange & Cinnamon Soaps
2 Almond & Spice Soaps
2 Chocolate & Mint Soaps
2 Pomegranate & Cherry Soaps
1 Goodie Tin gallon keepsake tin to store special holiday moments  

All for just $44.99. 

Some of my other favorites are the "Baby Girl's First Christmas Goodie Tin" which includes:
1 "baby's first christmas" onesie and 1 "mom's little elf" onesie
1 bib
1 swaddle blanket
1 tutu
1 pair of baby leg warmers
1 waffle headband with flower
1 BPA-free teether
1 Goodie Tin gallon keepsake tin to store babies precious moments

and the "Holiday Goodies Cookie Tin" which includes: 
A classic assortment of gourmet goodies
Baked fresh daily and always frosted by hand
Chocolate chip cookies
Classic sugar cookies with glaze & sprinkles
Classic sugar cookies none glazed
Keepsake Goodie Tin to keep your 2011 holiday memories in!

You can purchase a Goodie Tin of your very own, or for a gift here!



Sentry Fire-and Water-Resistant 1.2 Cubic Foot Combo Safe 

Keep your jewelry, money, CDs, and important documents safe with the Sentry MSW3110 Combination Lock Safe. Using this safe to store your valuables will help ease your theft worries. A major advantage of this combination safe is it s keyless, so there are no worries of misplaced keys. For additional safety, this home safe from Sentry has 4 live-locking bolts and a combination lock. It is not only fire resistant for up to 1 hour, but also water resistant. The safe features a sturdy construction and offers a storage space of 1.2 cubic feet.
This Sentry 1.2 cu. ft safe has a multi-position shelf, which means you can adjust it according to your needs. It also has a key rack and a compartment that can conveniently hold your smaller items.
Sentry Msw3110 Combination Lock Safe

  • Exterior dimensions: 17-27/32"H x 16-11/32"W x 19-5/16"D

  • Interior dimensions: 13-3/4"H x 12-9/16"W x 11-7/8"D

  • Weight: 99 lbs

  • 1.2 cubic foot capacity

  • You can purchase this Sentry Safe at Walmart.


    The Polaroid if045 Waterproof Camera is a great gift for women, men and kids. The camera is completely waterproof, so you can get great shots in or outside of the water. 
    This Dual Screen camera has a 2.7-Inch rear LCD display and a 1.8-Inch front LCD display. It features 5X optical zoom and is waterproof up to 10-Feet (3.0 meters) under water. It is a 14.1 MP camera and has a microSD memory card slot.  
    You can purchase the Polaroid if045 Camera on Amazon. 

    • The Polaroid IF045 Waterproof Digital Camera Blue with 14.0 megapixel CMOS sensor is the ultimate easy-to-use camera for capturing everyday events in superb clarity.
    • Combination digital camcorder and still camera with USB mass storage.
    • 2.7-inch TFT LCD display with crystal-clear dual-screen layout lets you capture the shot with confidence.
    • 5x digital zoom helps you record every detail.
    • Waterproof up to three meters (plus sand-proof, dustproof, shockproof and freeze-proof), so you can capture all that fun in the sand, surf and sun.
    • External memory: Micro SD card up to 32GB.
    • Fire formats: JPEG, AVI/M-JPEG.
    • USB 2.0 high-speed port.
    • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7; Mac OS X.
    • System requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Vista 32/64 and Windows 7 32/64; Mac OS X 10.6.8 or above; Pentium 4/3.0G or faster recommended; 1 GB RAM (2GB for Vista); USB port; CD-ROM driver.

    A Sentry Safe is a great gift for someone who has things to store. One thing I love about this safe is that it holds my laptop. I am always worrying about it when I leave, because not only is my laptop valuable, but it also has a ton of personal  information in it. 

    The SentrySafe Electronic Fire Safe protects your documents, digital media and other valuables from fire, water and theft. The multi-position shelf, key rack, door tray and door pocket of fireproof safe provide easy organization for your valuables, and the SentrySafe fire safe can be bolted to the floor for additional theft protection. This fireproof fire safe has a one-hour UL classified fire protection for documents and valuables, a one-hour ETL rating fire protection for media and an eight-inch ETL water resistant rating for up to 24 hours. 

    SentrySafe Electronic Fire Safe:
    • 1.2 cu ft
    • Protects your documents, digital media and other valuables
    • Offers protection from fire, water and theft
    • 60 percent bigger bolts than traditional safes
    • Four 1" bolts
    • Pry-resistant hinge bar offers additional security against unauthorized access
    • 1-hour UL classified fire protection for documents and valuables
    • 1-hour ETL rating fire protection for media
    • 15' drop test ETL rating to ensure contents remain intact on impact
    • 8" ETL water resistant rating for up to 24 hours
    • Multi-position shelf, key rack, door tray and door pocket provide easy organization
    • May be bolted down (hardware not included)
    • Model SFW123ES 
    You can purchase the SentrySafe  1.2 cu ft Electronic Fire Safe here for about $147. 


    This year, the boys want to buy each other a Christmas present. I am not against that, but neither of them have any money of their own, and I think it would be more fun if they each made a gift. We decided to look at some craft projects using the cool new patterns of Scotch Patterns and Colors Duct Tape like this Batman Tape or the Monster High Tape.

    We found all kinds of cool projects they can make like this 

    Right now, we are planning on doing these cars to give to each other on Christmas morning!

    You can purchase Scotch Patterns and Colors Duct Tape at most local hardware stores. 


    The Corn-N-Tater bag is a great gift for someone who wants homecooked meals, but doesn't always have the time to prepare them. Recently, I have been taking the kids to Church on Wednesday nights, and we get out at 7pm. Coming home and making dinner isn't fast, especially when we are baked potato eaters. 
    Corn-n-Tater bag is made in the USA from all-natural cotton and bamboo, and does not contain any of the BPA chemicals often found in kitchenware. Bamboo fibers are not hard or woody --your Corn-n-Tater bag is as soft as cotton. The Corn-n-Tater bag is especially good for potatoes, corn on the cob, broccoli, peppers, warming tortillas, reheating bread and more. Each microwave bag measures 8" x 9.5" Reusable and machine washable. Comes with a cookbook and instructions. Because cotton absorbs moisture, your food stops steaming the instant your microwave shuts off, reducing the sogginess and overcooking that come with other containers. 
    You can purchase a Corn-N-Tater bag on Amazon,com for $17.99. 

    Red Velvet Holiday Cake Pop Kit 
    What about a gift that gives back? St Jude Gift Shop features items that you can purchase and a pecentage of the proceeds benefit St Jude. 

    This Red Velvet Holiday Cake Pop Kit gives back 100% of the proceeds to St. Jude Children's research.  

    It can be purchased for $12.00 here


    “Ethan” the Elephant
     Ethan the Elephant is another choice from St. Jude Gift Shop. Made by GUND 100% of the proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research. 

    You can purchase Ethan the Elephant here for $12.00.

    Youth Art Tote- Ladybug
    Finally, another gift from St. Jude. This Ladybug Youth Art Tote is just $15 and includes a matching note pad. 100% of the proceeds go to St. Jude Children's research. 

    You can purchase the Youth Art Tote Ladybug here.


    Festive and delicious cake pops – perfect for any holiday gathering! Includes cake pop and frosting mixes with pop sticks. - See more at: can be purchased for $12.00 here.
    This V-TEch Cordless Retro Phone has been my absolute favorite phone so far. I love that I can use the base to dial and talk (speakerphone) or the handset, which has a great range. I also like that when the voicemail picks up, I can hear the person leaving a message as they are leaving it, so I can screen calls easier. 
    • ECO mode power-conserving technology
    • Quiet Mode
    • DECT 6.0 Digital technology
    • With up to 14 minutes of recording time2
    • Remote access
    • 50 name and number phonebook directory
    • Voicemail Waiting Indicator2
    • Up to 14 minutes of digital recording time
    • Call intercept
    • Last 10 number redial
    • Mute
    • Any key Answer
    • Volume Control
    • RoHS Compliant
    • Energy Star Compliant
    • Hearing Aid Compatible
    • Call screening
    • Message retrieval from handset
    • Message time and date stamp
    • Trilingual prompts allow you to choose between English, Spanish or French
    You can purchase the V-Tech Retro Cordless Phone here for about $59.95.


    I have to admit, when I first got this DeLonghi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio Coffee Maker, I was BEYOND excited. This is by far one of my favorite Holiday items. When I made my first cup of coffee (caramel machiatto) it was so delicious, I didn't know how I had lived a DAY without it. 

    • Easily prepares a variety of hot and cold drinks with the single serve system; produces gourmet coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, iced drinks and more
    • The consumer must prime the machine by flowing water through it prior to use.
    • Produces authentic espresso and the perfect cream with 15 bar pump pressure
    • Quickly customize beverage strength and preparation with the 7-level LED display controls
    • No preheating required with special thermoblock heating system
     Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio by DeLonghi
    Single-Serve System
    Easily prepares a variety of hot and cold drinks with 15 BAR pressure for coffeehouse quality drinks. This unit is exclusively made for Nescafe Dolce Gusto capsules (hot or cold drinks).
    LED Display Controls
    Quickly customize beverage strength and preparation with the 7-level LED display controls.
    Thermoblock Heating Technology
    There's no preheating required for hot beverages with the special thermoblock heating system. Plus, the machine goes into energy-saving stand-by mode after 5 minutes of inactivity.
    Adjustable Drip Tray
    The height adjustable drip tray accommodates cups of all sizes and removes easily from the unit for quick cleaning. Unit also comes with a large 21-ounce removable water tank.

    You can purchase the  DeLonghi Nescafe Dolce Gusto Genio Coffeemaker by DeLonghi  on Amazon for about $229.00 $109.00.


    My mother and I have always been tea drinkers, she taught me early on to start my day with a cup of tea with cream. One thing she and I have always loved was finding new varieties of tea, we love trying new flavors. RedRose Tea has some great new flavors in the Simply Indulgent line, like: 
     Cinnamon Struesel 
    Lemon Chiffom 
    Spiced Chai
    Vanilla Biscotti
    Creme Caramel 
    Peach Cobbler
    Sweet Mint
    Cinnamon Bun
    I gave my mom some of these to try, she she was so happy, she said the Lemon Chiffon was her favorite, and the Peach Cobbler a close 2nd. I really love the Spiced Chai. 

    Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas and single serve cups are new, handcrafted black teas blended with specially developed natural flavor extracts. These blends marry high-quality tea standards with premium natural flavors.

    RedRose Teas make a great gift, give a box to a friend or neighbor with a home made cookie, or a cute tea cup. You can purchase RedRose Teas online or in your local grocery store. 


    You can purchase Heartfelt Letters from Santa to You on Amazon. 
    The Packbasket from ADK Packworks is a unique tote with firm handles. It can hold a variety of things, like groceries, or a picnic lunch, or pack it up for a day at the pool!
    • Features:
    • Color - Dark Gray
    • Adjustable Carry Strap used as:
      • 2 Handle Tote
      • Over the Shoulder
      • Backpack
    • Removable Cooler Liner Accessory
    • Folding Metal Frame and Bottom
    • Easy Removal Bag for Cleaning
    You can purchase a Packbasket here for about $25.00.


    In my house, we are always misplacing the handset, so this is awesome! I love that there are 2 sets and 2 bases, so I can keep one in the bedroom and one in the kitchen. 
    • USB Charge
    • Text Message Alert1
    • Phonebook Copy from Cellular Phone via Bluetooth1
    • Dial Keypad on Base
    • Large, 1.8" White Backlit Handset Display

    Panasonic continues to evolve their technologies to make things better - at home, at work, at play and on the go with their line of DECT 6.0 PLUS telephones. Each model carriers with it the same features and reliability you've come to expect from the Panasonic brand, but with improvements that make seeing, hearing and operating you phone simple so keeping in touch with family and friends is easier.
    The KX-TG787 Series is expandable up to six handsets and also comes equipped with Link2Cell capabilities. Link2Cell allows you to connect up to two cellphones to the base unit via Bluetooth technology. Make and receive cell phone calls on your home phone handsets without the inconvenience of losing service or being tethered to a wall outlet because your battery is running low. You can transfer your phonebook from your cell to the base (up to 3000 names) and even set specific rings so you know which cellphone has a call coming through. With a USB port on the base unit for charging your cell phone and text message alert, which sends a message to your cordless handsets alerting you of a received text message... never miss an important call or message.



    Check out the Handable a great little device that sticks to the back of your phone, tablet or anything with a flat surface. Make your life more manageable with the Handable! Check out all the fun colors here
    Retail $9.95

    Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.


    1. I would love to win the Good Cook Baking Pan!

    2. I get ornaments as gift but don't really collect them Rosanne

    3. I am most excited about the retro phone. Cute!
      Susan Chester

    4. I have a large collection of ornaments. I prefer glass balls.
      susan chester

    5. Yes. I try to have get one special one for each child every CHRISTmas.

    6. I would love to win the Good Cook Baking Pan!
      And I like to collect ornaments as well.

    7. I don't collect ornaments.

    8. I do! Especially ones that my kids and grandkids have made, but I also collect Wizard Of Oz.
      maggietucker10 at yahoo dot com

    9. I like the vtech retro phone!
      maggietucker10 at yahoo dot com

    10. Yes. I love Hallmark ornaments and I get my children one each year.

    11. I'm excited about the Good Cook Baking Pan.

    12. Should the racor giveaway already be over? I thought it ends in 2 days.

      anyway, I am most interested in good cook or the vtech.