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2015 Christmas Gift Guide: Item #8 - Loose Leaf Tea Subscription

Oh, this is a gift that is actually on my OWN list. I love hot tea. I drink hot tea almost every morning in the fall, winter and spring . . . maybe even a few days in the summer. I seriously LOVE hot tea.

I don't know about you, but when I think about sipping hot tea, I think about everyone dressed white, on huge porches, being served by butlers. And having a monthly subscription to Loose Leaf is like having a personal butler to provide you with recommendations and new flavors to try.

Each month, a box of savory loose leaf teas is shipped directly to your door for just $17. Each box contains 4 or 5 new teas for you to try, 2 muslin reusable tea bags, and a thorough description of what each tea contains.

Try each of the teas and order more from the Simple Loose Leaf online store at a member's only discount of 50% off.

Right now, readers of the MelissaStuff Blog get 25% off a gift or ongoing subscription at Simple Loose Leaf with the promo code 25HOLIDAY.

Seriously this is the b…

2015 Christmas Gift Guide: Item #7 - Sharp Shirter Phone Cases, Pillows, Shower Curtains and More

Okay, this gift guide item is for the people that are difficult to buy for on your list. Sometimes, it seems like certain people just have everything . . . so what do you get?

Well, how about:
An elephant heart shower curtain? A throw pillow with Venus on it?

You can even upload your own image to these products and have a completely custom product - everything from cell phone cases to shower curtains and throw pillows. You'll never have to say the person on your list has "everything" they could want again.

Sharp Shirter specializes in animal images primarily from 30+ artists. The site supports the preservation of animals and has donated over $15,000 towards the African Wildlife Foundation to help protect elephants from being hunted and poached.

MelissaStuff readers get to try out Sharp Shirter and get 15% off their order with the promo code PARTYTIME.

I'd love to know what products you come up with . . . such fun things!!

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I don't know if you have any experience with a child with ADD or ADHD, but I do.

I don't know if anyone in your house has struggled with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, but we do.

And I try not to pour medicine into my crew unless I know there is no other option.

So when I can I choose oils and other times I choose to find natural and homeopathic options that can do some of those same things in my boys who need a little help.

Recently, my husband's doctor recommended that he begin taking fish oil supplements. We looked around at various options and discovered that the bets place to purchase them from was The latest brand we chose was Life & Food Omega-3 Supreme Fish Oil.

There are lots of benefits to this supplement, including:

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2015 Christmas Gift Guide: Item #6 - MORE Books!

I do realize that my gift guide item #4 was BOOKS, but honestly books are such a good gift. They're not super expensive. They're actually beneficial for the person receiving the gift. And you can always buy a different book for the next Christmas (or birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation, any celebration really.)

All of the links below are Amazon referral link for the simplicity and continuity, plus FREE 2-day shipping for any of them. you should search to see if some of the other places online have them cheaper, especially with Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up. 
**All prices as of 11/22/2015**
So here are some more books, specifically children's books and many of them are Christmas-related which is a perfect way to usher in the Christmas season.

Itsy Bitsy Christmas: You're Never Too Little for His Love by Max Lucado - $7.98

This book emphasizes that your size has nothing to do with how much God loves you. Itsy and Bitsy are two charming little …

2015 Christmas Gift Guide: Item #5 - KID'S MOVIES!

Doc McStuffins - Pet Vet - $12.93
(As of 11/15/15)

Includes 5 Pet-Themed Episodes Plus a FREE, Exclusive Pet Collar Packed Inside!

Doc McStuffins opens a new veterinary practice in her backyard clinic where she treats stuffed animals and toys in "Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet." Including 5 themed episodes of the Peabody Award-winning animated series "Doc McStuffins," each highlighting lessons about care and responsibility for pets, the DVD also comes with a FREE exclusive pet collar.  

“Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet” is a must own for any little one!

LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles - $12.22 
(As of 11/15/15)
After headstrong Luke nearly delivers the good guys into Palpatine's clutches, Master Yoda and the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi unearth the Holocrons -- last remnants of the secrets of the Jedi -- to further Luke's training. But Darth Vader also seeks the Holocrons, and he'll stop at nothing to get to them first! Meanwhile, courageous superclone Jek-14 comes out…

HOT: Personalized Disney Fleece Throws for $10 Shipped

Personalize for Free | $10 Fleece Throws | Disney Store
I love this deal because I know so many little ones that will love these blankets, especially with their names on them! And compared to the $19.95 + $4.95 + SHIPPING that it usually costs, this is an incredible deal. 
If you're buying for 10 or more, you can drop the cost another 20% with the code JUSTFURYOU.

2015 Christmas Gift Guide: Item #4 - BOOKS!

Books . . . Books . . . Books . . . Everyone in my house (except my poor, sad husband) LOVES books. So in our opinion, you can't ever go wrong by giving books as a gift. But you do want to make sure you give a good book because bad books are, well, BAD.

So here are some recommendations for this Christmas season:

Rick Brick and the Quest to Save Brickport: An Unofficial LEGO Novel
$7.99 (as of 11/11/2015)

This books tells of a brave LEGO man who shows courage and is willing to help his friends. I love that it teaches lessons that are really important for kids to learn. Rick Brick is an architect who remembers when the city of Brickport was gleaming and prosperous. Now his city is crumbling under corruption, poverty, and crime. But Rick has a chance to find the Golden Brick and bring back the good. Can he do it or will Brickport be permanently destroyed?

Find out with this perfect book for reluctant readers who love everything LEGO-related.

Belly Laugh Jokes for Kids: 350 Hilarious J…

2015 Christmas Gift Guide: Item #3 - Handmade Gifts from All Over the World {Save $7 on Your Purchase}

Do you remember a few years ago when I shared Novica with you?

They're an amazing company that helps support people all around the world by selling their handmade items. The items available in their store make the most amazing gifts . . . even their wrapping paper is made by hand! And one of the things I loved the most when I purchased from Novica before was how gorgeous even the wrapping and packaging was, so it's perfect for giving as Christmas presents.

I shopped around a bit and here are a few of the things I loved:

These gorgeous ornaments are made in India, and the set is just $22.95 right now! And they're paper mache which is perfect with the rowdy boys in my house. But they also have ceramic ones that let the light shine through when they're hung on the tree.

It also comes with this absolutely amazing packaging, including an Artist Story Card, a gift message card and FREE gift wrap:

If you want to splurge and buy a luxurious gift you wouldn't normally purc…