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Christmas Gift Ideas for the whole family that won’t break the bank

For all of you that internally dread Christmas for the simple fact that you have to buy so many gifts, I have compiled some great gifts that will not break the bank, but are cool enough to give out!

I am Elemental

IAmElemental started with two friends – and moms – who were frustrated by what they saw and, more importantly, didn’t see in the toy market. Lots of dreaming, planning, brainstorming and one big courageous leap later, IAmElemental was born.

The IAmElemental Team mission is to create toys for play experiences that allow girls (and boys) to envision themselves as strong, powerful and connected beings at the center of a story of their own making.

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Paypal Gift Cards

what about those Thank You gifts for your local pharmacist, mailman or nurse? Now there is a more personalized way to give a thank you card with money attached just for this occasion.

PayPal has partnered with celebrity designer, Jonathan Adler to help make the gift of money stylish and simple. Adler has created six custom digital holiday cards, that will accompany PayPal’s newly updated person-to-person “P2P” gift function.

Wonder Lee Bowties:

If you have ever wondered where Quest Love gets those cool bow ties then don’t wonder any longer. Her name is Wonder Lee.  As they state: We are a design company based in New York who specializes in making one of a kind upcycled bow ties from an array of materials including Board Games, plastic, books, comics, vinyl records and pretty much anything we can cut.  We have worked with many celebrities including Whoppi Goldberg, Malik Yoba, and Tim Gunn. Currently we are the design company that makes The Tonight Show’s lead drummer Questloves bow ties.

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Princess Cupcake Jones Books

Princess Cupcake Jones, an award winning children’s book is the perfect holiday activity for you and that little tyke in your life! Make some hot chocolate, cozy up by the fire and read the adventures that Princess Cupcake Jones will take you on in “The Dance Recital”. Not only are the PCJ books fun to read, but every page has the word “Love” secretly illustrated, making reading interactive and exciting! Celebrities like Christina Milian can’t get enough of the PCJ series and how much she and her daughter enjoy reading it together!

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The 125th Collection Candles

The 125 Collection was born during an ice cream outing in a Harlem park between founders, Joy and Valerie. They met in 2009 and connected over their backgrounds in the fashion and beauty industries, a love for stylish home décor and burning candles. They launched their first line of ‘Quote Candles’ for those who share their appreciation for fun, stylish individuality, with a bit of a decadent taste for fine, non-toxic fragrances. You can find their hand selected, hand-poured scents in their online store or at their original location in a pop up market in Brooklyn.

Check out The 125th Collection Candles