Five Additional Must-Have Holiday Items

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Two-weeks ago we issued our Second Annual Holiday Gift Guide which included the perfect gift ideas for moms, dads, tweens, toddlers, baby, family and more. A lot of you wrote and told us how useful the guide was in helping you think outside the box with gifts and provide you with some ideas. That made us so happy and we would like to suggest five more cool gift ideas just in case you find yourself scrambling for those last minute gifts!

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

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My fellow blogger Rory from Mama Contemporanea and I hand-picked the gifts you see featured in our Holiday Gift guide. Unfortunately at the time the guide was sent to be published there were still a few items we had not had a chance to test out and therefore recommend. Nevertheless, these gifts are worth a mention and a post of their own because I’m that positive your kids, family and you, will truly enjoy them.

1) Disney Princess Storytime Belle
My 3 year old Briani loves anything Dinsey and this adorable Princess Belle doll is no different. She sings, smiles and laughs along with Briani. I love watching her interact with her doll as she reads her books and hangs out with her just like a regular best friend. If you have a little princess in your home, I highly recommend getting her this for Christmas. She will love it!

Available at Target

2) Epson Artisan 810 all-in-one printer

We do a lot of printing here at the Ruiz home and this  printer gets all the jobs done right. From photos to documents and labels…your results will always be satisfactory. It powers through Ultra Hi-Definition 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 10 seconds!  The convenient Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking allows me to  print, scan and access memory card slots from any room in the house.

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3) Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX10 16.2 MP Waterproof Digital Still Camera

I used this camera all through out my Papiblogger Road Trip. Needless to say,  I was devestated when I discovered I had misplaced it. I thought about just forgetting about it, but I couldn’t resist purchasing it again, so that’s exactly what I did last month– that’s how much I am in love with this camera. This camera takes awesome pictures,  is super easy to use,  it’s so small that it practically fits anywhere and plus, it is waterproof!








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The VORTEX NITRON disc blaster has a  cutting-edge acceleration trigger propels a full-auto storm of discs toward targets at extreme range for an all-out assault. My son Jonathan and I really enjoy having target-shooting competitions in our backyard. This blaster has so much power and it really makes you feel in control. It is a blast to play with.

Best of all this weekend (Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 )  Target is offering savings of up to 40 percent on electronics, toys, home items, apparel and accessories. And if you spend $75 or more in stores, you  will receive a $10 Target GiftCard. This is perfect for checking-off those last gifts off of your list while saving a little money for the New Year!







Available at Target

5) Mophie Juice Pack Air Case and Rechargeable Battery

For those of you who know me, you know that I am almost ALWAYS talking on my phone..and when I’m not home, you’ll see me on my iphone. That’s why making sure my phone is always charged is extremely important. This juice pack never lets me down. I can rest-assured that I will never miss an important call from a client or family member knowing my battery will always be juiced up. I found mine at but I’m sure you can find it at national retail/electronic stores as well.



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