2020 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway for Parents & Families!
  

Thursday, November 12, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway for Parents & Families!

I'm excited to announce my 4th annual Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! This year's gift guide is split into two posts.  Today I'll be featuring gift ideas for parents & families.  Soon I'll share gift ideas for kids & stocking stuffers.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway for Parents & Families


I'll share a bit about each gift idea and at the end of the post you'll have the chance to enter a giveaway for ALL the gift ideas in that day's post!  Between the 2 gift guide giveaways, I've partnered with each of the brands and will be giving away over $1800 CAD in prizes and I can't wait to see who the winners are!



Gift Ideas for Parents

Spa Products


If a trip to the spa isn't in your gift budget, you can still give the gift of pampering by giving spa products! I treasure the memories I have of visiting Ste. Anne's Spa! You can order spa products from their own Skin Nourishment line to create a relaxing, rejuvenating escape right in your own home. I'm trying some products from their newer CBD Care line right now including their Rescue Muscle Salve, both the Rest and the Revive Aromatherapy Oil, and the Relax Massage Oil. You can enter to win your own set of these products as well as their "Take Me Back" Eucalyptus Shower Mist that smells just like the steam room at the spa! 




Healthy Meal Delivery Service


The gift of not having to ask yourself "What will I make for dinner tonight?"... I know I'm not the only parent who wants nourishing, home cooked meals but gets tired of planning and shopping for ingredients! On top of the convenience of using the LiveFit Foods' delivery service, they will even cater to your diet goals, with packages for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, muscle-gain, weight loss, keto, etc. I think you'll be able to find what you're looking for!  We tried it recently and were impressed with the variety of options available and the big portion sizes! This would be a great gift for yourself, your spouse, or a friend you know is overwhelmed with the busyness of the season. The winner of this year's giveaway will get to try a box of LiveFit foods for themselves! 



HappySelf Journal


2020 presented us with a pandemic which forced us inside, away from other people, and onto screens more frequently. There is so much good that has come from the time spent with family, but many of the changes can affect our mental health negatively. The Happy Self Journal is like a cross between a gratitude journal and a planner, with space to plan your week ahead and take note each day of how you're doing. It's based on scientifically proven methods that promote happiness and develop positive habits and mindset and only takes a few minutes a day! The Junior version of the journal is featured in the Kids section of this year's gift guide and the winner of this year's giveaway will get to choose a journal of their choice from HappySelf!




Scented Candles


Our family travelled to Eastern Canada a few summers ago and we loved it so much that we often talk about returning to visit or even moving there someday because we liked it so much! When I discovered New Scotland Candle Co., I loved the idea of their Nova Scotia Collection of products with scents inspired by the places, industries and experiences of the province- I love the way a scent can take you back to a place in your mind! If there was ever a year when we might need to travel in our minds, 2020 is it! With their Herbs & Botanicals Collection and Limited Edition scents, you can find just the candle, wax melt or room spray for anyone on your list. I am obsessed with the Lemongrass botanical candle and I cannot wait to light Clove Pomander for the holidays. Maybe I'll save one or two items for a gift, too. You can enter to win some products from New Scotland Candle Co. at the end of this post- enjoy them yourself or gift them to someone lucky on your list!





Ticket Chocolate


Years ago I received a box of Ticket Chocolate in the mail from someone and I fell in love. The chocolate was delicious and I loved dipping the chocolate-on-a-stick into steaming milk to create a delicious, gourmet drink! The flavours are so good that I sometimes just eat the chocolate straight from the stick! They also offer some unique chocolate bar flavours like Salted Classic Milk Chocolate, Mom's Apple Pie, and Grasshopper Pie. My favourite thing about their cute little S'mores kits are the incredibly soft, handmade marshmallows! A package of items from Ticket Chocolate would be a fabulous gift for just about any parent on your list.





Adjustable Pillows


We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping and often sacrifice some of that time to taking care of our kids! So what could be better than the gift of a good night's sleep?! I love the concept of an adjustable pillow so you can give someone a pillow as a gift and know that they'll be able to adjust it to the height they want! Even better than a great pillow would be the right mattress, so don't miss my comparison review of several mattresses (just posted earlier this week!) where I'll link you to the secret to finding the right mattress for you and your needs! The winner of the gift guide giveaway will win 2 pillows from GoodMorning.com, to get them started on the path to a great night's sleep!




Camera Bag/Purse


I have several blog posts about Jo Totes Camera Bags because I've tried several of them and I love them for everything from camera bag to "mom bag", "church bag" and "travel bag"! This would make a fabulous gift for any Mom (or woman for that matter), whether a photographer or not! At the end of this post you'll have the chance to win a $100 USD gift card to put toward a camera bag of your choice (this could completely cover the cost of the bag, or most of the cost, depending on your choice).




Beard Care Products


When we started self-isolating in March, my husband stopped shaving and started experimenting with wearing a beard! In June, we shared details of his experience trying a bunch of beard products in a blog post and video. Since then, he shaved the beard once but grew it back again and has decided on his preferred beard length. The "isolation beard" is going strong again! Now that I know which products he likes the best, I'm excited to give him The "Dad" Bundle from Urban Beard!  The winner of this year's gift guide giveaway will win their own "Dad" Bundle, so stay tuned 'til the end to enter!

ALSO!! You can use the code RAISINGMEMORIES20 for 20% off between now and Christmas day!  
(It's available to use site wide and free shipping will still apply, but you can't stack it with any other codes or apply it to subscription products.)






Family Gift Ideas


Poputar


I've always loved hearing my kids and husband play music in our home. Ken plays the piano, violin, and the ukulele. Talia plays the piano, clarinet, and both girls like to play the Ukulele. Talia used to have a guitar but lost it in the smoke incident. We've truly loved our Populele (a Ukulele that syncs up by Bluetooth with an app that teaches you to play), and were so excited to partner with Popuband again this year to share with you their new Poputar!  Just like the Populele, it syncs with an app that has lessons, games, exercises, and songs for you to learn! The Poputar has little lights that show you where to put your fingers when you're learning chords or new songs. I'm excited to tell you that you'll have the chance to win a Poputar in the giveaway at the end of this post!




Colossal Cookie Co.


We're all keeping more of a distance than usual this year! If you can't get to your friends & family in person, don't worry- Colossal Cookie Co. has you covered! Their website says it best, "For us, it's about connecting through gifting, regardless of how far you are from your loved ones." You can send a box of their creative, decadent cookies to anyone across Canada and they can be warmed up in the oven (or microwave) for a delicious treat!  I put these in the family  category of the gift guide because we ended up having a family cookie-tasting party when these arrived! If these creative cookies have caught your eye, be sure to stay 'til the end of this post for your chance to win a box of your own to taste test!




Monopoly Electronic Banking


My kids' favourite game to play at my parents' house is an old version of Mall Madness. Their favourite part? The credit cards! Knowing how much they also love Monopoly, I knew the new Monopoly Electronic Banking board game would be a hit in our family!  What's that? Monopoly without the coloured money??! Yep!  I can't wait to give this one a try!  (You'll get a chance to win your own copy of the game by entering the giveaway at the end of this post!)



Win the Gift Guide Giveaway!


Here's your chance to enter to win all the prizes listed in this post! Just fill out the form below to enter (there are some optional entries- the more you do, the better your chances of winning!)

Contest is open to USA & Canada but a couple of items can only be sent to addresses in one country or the other. A second winner will be drawn to receive the prizes that cannot be sent to the first winner. Void where prohibited. Giveaway is open for more entries until the end of November.

PLEASE NOTE: I will contact the winner of the giveaway in December. I will contact them through email and I will not ask the winner to fill out a form.  If you receive a DM through Facebook or Instagram from someone claiming that you have won a prize from my blog and asking you to fill out a form, you can be sure that that is NOT from me!


Disclosure: All products included in this guide were chosen by me. Feature & Giveaway products have been provided by the companies listed, to facilitate this post & giveaway.

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out my huge list of Non-Toy Gift Ideas!

Non Toy Gift Ideas

100 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids




 
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127 comments:

  1. This year, I hope to get a years subscription to my favorite computer game, Runescape.

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  2. I would love a larger capacity Air Fryer this year.

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  3. A photo printer for my cellphone and tablet is on my wishlist

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  4. this is such a great list! I think m kids would love the poputar

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  5. My christmas wish is to be with all the members of my family... but that will not happen this year. But man, this prize package would definitely be sweet. One of my most fave is the guitar.

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  6. A pair of ear pods are on my wish list this year!

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  7. Im hoping for airline tickets so when the pandemic is over we can travel.

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  8. I would love a vaccine for this coronavirus so we can get back to living...but hey i'd settle for a new mattress ;)

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  9. to be able to visit family. thanks

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  10. Love your holiday list - something for everyone! On my list this year is a cricut machine!

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  11. Would love to spend Christmas with family...but not this year. I'd be happy with a new pair of warm slippers this year.

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  12. I would like to spend Christmas with our extended family this year. love your list

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  13. I would love a new phone or an instant pot

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  14. Gift cards are on my wish list this year.
    Heather

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  15. I would like a bunch of items or my car like ca seat covers.

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  16. Besides the wish that this Coronavirus nightmare be finally over, a wish I think is on everyone's Christmas list, I would love a new laptop. Actually as I write this I would be just as thrilled for a used one. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  17. A bread maker is on my wish list this year.

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  18. on my wishlist is an electric fireplace for the livingroom

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  19. You always have some really awesome ideas. Thank you for taking the time to check out products and provide great reviews. You always do a wonderful job!

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  20. I would love to get an air fryer oven, which can cook more food at once

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  21. I'm hoping for a Dyson hair dryer this year.

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  22. I would love to have the Adjustable Pillows this year and a new mattress

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  23. I would like a new laptop as this one is ancient!

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  24. This is an awesome gift guide! So unique and really cool things I probably wouldn’t bu without knowing I loved them first!

    My Christmas wish list : kids sleep through the night 😂😂😂

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  26. On my wish list this year is a tv for my room. The tv gets hogged by the kids all day and my alone time in my room is the only time I have to relax and watch what I want to watch.. but I do it on my phone right now.

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  27. I would like to have visits from granddchildren and otherwise just wishing everyone to be safe.

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  28. My wish list is pretty low on anything. My husband asked me what I wanted and I told him new work shoes and a winter coat. He laughed at me.
    I realize when it comes to wish lists I seem to fi d a zillion things for other people but forget solely of myself....lol....work shoes would be nice though.

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  29. My Christmas wish would to spend the holidays with family.

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  30. Like many others my wish is for life to return to normal....and also some books to read while it's not!

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  31. I'm going through a furniture painting phase, so a hand-held electric sander is on my wishlist.

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  32. My wishlist item for myself is a new fridge. Mine is ancient and drips. Not that exciting really but practical and something i would love.

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  33. This year I am hoping for snow shoes. I want to go snow shoeing at the local conservation area.

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  34. Something on my wish list is a slow cooker!!

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  35. I would love a laptop

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  36. A new mattress is on my wishlist this year.

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  37. My wish list ha a new home office desk, a new computer since kids are on mine with zoom, and a smoothie bowl subscription box.

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  38. Since I haven't been able to go to the gym since the virus started my wish list includes a Treadmill or Peloton bike

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  39. I can't wait to gift Poputar to my family!

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  40. My Christmas wish is that it will be safe to host my daughter over the Christmas season. Also, that we will all be able to flatten this Covid-19 surge, so that all others around the world can safely celebrate with their families, according to their religious beliefs.

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  41. I would love to visit my family back East. It's been years. Thanks for the great contest, Cheers and Merry Christmas.

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  42. Well , my wish list this year is small. But I would like a new crockpot.

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  43. At the top of my wish list this year is a new iPad and an end to the pandemic so I can visit far flung family members.

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  44. This year I am hoping for a new Crockpot, Apple Ipad and some cozy sweaters.

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  45. Books and an air fryer are on my wish list this year.

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  46. I have most of my Christmas shopping done but still need a few stocking stuffers. Love the ticket chocolate!

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  47. new lenses and new flash for my camera

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  48. On my list is a day at the spa.

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  49. MY WISH LIST IS CANDLES.

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  50. If live some ankles socks and coffee beans for Christmas!

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  51. I would take chocolate any day.

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  52. All I'm really hoping for is a vaccine for the virus so I can go and see my son in Newfoundland. It's been almost a year since I seen him and I miss him so much.

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  53. A new curling broom is on my wishlist for this year!

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  54. I would love an air fryer.Florence Cochrane

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  55. I would love an air fryer. Florence Cochrane

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  56. Would love a new instant pot to replace the one we had that was accidentally ruined!🤦‍♀️

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  57. To fix the gutter and rain water system.

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  58. Me personally I really wished I could have a Christmas dinner with my grandma. Its been so long since ive seen her with my 3 kiddos and we miss her so much. Its only getting worse in Ontario so I doubt we will be free to visit households. But that's my true wish

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  59. I would love a new Air Fryer, ours broke during the move and haven't been able to get a new one. Merry Christmas 🎄 and love your content. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing giveaway. It would be a dream come true to win!!!

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  60. I'd love to receive a Le Creuset skillet.

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  61. Wow incredible Giveaway!! Yay you! Spreading hope and joy when it’s most needed!! My Christmas wish is to have us all together which is not going to happen sadly. And every year I love getting my NukNuks Slippers from Costco. They make me comfy and Happy! Good luck and stay safe lovelies 🤞💕

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  62. I'd love a stack of books to help me get thru the winter. And maybe a delivery of those Colossal Cookies too. Thanks for the ideas and the giveaway.

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  63. A tablet is on Christmas Wish list this year.

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  64. An air fryer is on my list

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  65. A good photography lighting system is on my wishlist.

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  66. I have new clothes on my Christmas list this year.

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  67. I would love a larger capacity Air Fryer this year.

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  68. I would just be happy with the chocolates 🤩 YUM!!

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  69. My wish list always has some warm slippers on it!

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  70. My only wish this year is to be able to spend Christmas with my family.

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  71. I’m hoping for some yummy chocolate

    Marla
    @marlibu on Twitter

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  72. Thank you, such a wonderful prize pack. I love the adjustable pillows on this list as well as many of the other items. I have a dremel & an air fryer on my wish list this year.

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  73. I would love a cricut.

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  74. I hope for a new laptop

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  75. My Christmas wish is for a new dishwasher. I would love to spend more time visiting family and friends than cleaning in the kitchen.

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  76. A really solid vaccine for you-know-what is #1 on my wishlist.

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  77. the elctronic Monopoly sounds like a blast - especially for those days/nights when you're housebound due to the winter storms

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  78. I would love a new phone!

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  79. I dont have much on my wishlist this year, just to be happy and at peace!

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  80. I just want my kids and granddaughters to come for christmas and all be together

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  81. My wish is to spend time with my family & a nice purse

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  82. A covid-19 vaccine is the biggest thing on my wish list this year, but barring that I would also love to see some new puzzles under the Christmas tree.

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  83. To be able to spend Christmas with family, new furniture would wonderful as well! 😁🎄🎉

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  84. I'm boring. I just want tea.

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  85. I would love a robe and slippers
    jan

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  86. I just want for the year 2021 to be happier and healthier for everyone! If I could wish for anything for myself it would be a new laptop.

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  87. Nothing is on my wish list this year, I’m just hoping to be able to get the kids a couple things on their wish lists and to keep food in the house. It’s been a rough year.

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  88. I can’t seem to sign in to comment.

    Nothing on my wish list - it’s been a rough year. I’m hoping to manage to get my kids something from their wish lists and keep food in the house.

    Andrea Amy

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  89. Actually we really need to try and find a good meal delivery service

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  90. I am hoping for a new cutting board for my kitchen.

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  91. my husband would love the urban beard prize pack but We are all just thankful to be healthy with our boys :)

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  92. I am hoping for a wireless headset

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  93. I really want a new mattress
    Marlene V

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  94. I would love slippers! Thanks for this generous chance!

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  95. Some bakeware is on my wish list this year— but I’d be happy to win the cookies instead of making my own. Also the chocolate. Can you tell I have a sweet tooth? 😄

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  96. I have an Instax Mini camera and a new fitbit on my wishlist.

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  97. A car or a trip although neither are likely:)Thanks!

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  98. All i want for christmas is to have my 4 granddaughters and 4 kids all home for christmas thsi year.

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  99. Such a great list and ideas for my little ones

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  100. This guitar would be an absolute dream gift for my husband. He's been trying to teach himself guitar on one he borrowed from my brother but this looks like it would help so much easier!

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  101. I'm wishing to win a contest!

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  102. New winter boots is on my wishlist.

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  103. A peloton bike is on my wish list. Staying home will be harder this winter, and keeping fit is so important for physical and mental health.

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  104. I would love a new pair of boots.

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  105. I am hoping for a curling iron this Christmas! Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday season!

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  106. I would like a nice crossbody purse for Christmas this year.

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  107. I’d like a new monopoly game, great prizes

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  108. My Wishlist this year includes a blender and new hikers.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment- I love reading them! :)
~Heather Lynne

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