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Gift Guide: gifts for at home and on-the-go

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Relaxing is something that should be easy to do when at home in one's castle. Being comfortable and cozy can combat stress. The following items make rest and relaxation time better.

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There's a pair of Footed Pajamas for everyone in the family. Sizes start as small as infant pajamas and go up to plus sizes. The company even sells pet pajamas. Footed Pajamas come in a variety of fabrics, colors, and styles. Visit the website's clearance page for really good deals on pajamas and blankets with sleeves.

American Blanket Company's blankets are made in Fall River, Massachusetts and are supremely soft. Fleece and plush blankets can be personalized and monogrammed. Gift wrapping is also available. American Blanket Company guarantees their blankets for a lifetime.

Ava Anderson 9 ounce non-toxic candles come in a 10 ounce round tumbler. The relaxing candle fragrances include: Cinnamon Vanilla, Green Tea Lemon Grass, and Coconut Lime. They all start with an organic coconut wax. Essential oils contribute to the soothing scents of the non-toxic candles.

iHome makes products that bridge the gap between products made to be used at home and devices made to be used on-the-go. Their products play music over Bluetooth wireless connections. iHome clocks have USB ports for charging iOS devices. They come with dual alarm and gradual awake and gradual sleep features.


When one has to venture away from home, gear that makes being on-the-go easier can make a big difference. Products that help with organization, lighten a load, and serve several purposes make being out and about more enjoyable.

The Overland Equipment Donner Bag and the Overland Equipment Urban Pack are two bags that can hold what a woman needs to take care of business. The Donner has a mini pocket, a 6-pocket front organizer pouch, a side pocket for a water bottle, and an exterior back stash pocket. An adjustable strap makes it even more functional. The Urban Pack converts from shoulder bag to backpack. The main compartment is zippered. Built-in credit card slots eliminate the need for a wallet. An internal sleeve makes it possible to carry a tablet. The cell phone pocket in the back and the zippered currency pocket in the front are very handy. There's also a hidden, zippered back pocket for added security. The Urban Pack is made from water-resistant fabric.

AirBac Zoom Backpack reduces stress on the spine and shoulders. It has a large pocket with multiple adjustable Velcro compartments for electronics. It makes keeping pieces of equipment organized simple. The Zoom Backpack has three smaller front zip pockets. It also includes iPad and laptop pouches, plus side mesh pockets. Photographers will love this backpack. AirBac bags are available at retails stores around the U.S.

The GoPillow! by Simply Necessary, Incorporated is a portable, multi-use child care product. Use it as a wearable cradler, nursing pillow with a built-in privacy cover-up, changing surface, infant pillow with attached swaddle blanket, toddler travel pillow, and more. A retractable blanket tucks neatly inside an invisible compartment. The blanket can be used to provide privacy during public breast feedings. The blanket also doubles as a changing pad for caregivers on-the-go. Supervised infants can be propped up on the pillow while lying on the outstretched blanket. The GoPillow! is a portable pillow and blanket combination.

Please be advised that all product recommendations are solely personal opinions. In cooperation with the FTC's guideline regarding disclosures to consumers regarding the receipt of sample products from a company in connection with a review of such company's products and for services, please be advised that products reviewed in this article were provided at no cost for review purposes.



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