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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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It's down to the wire and time to get the Holiday list done
If you are like me then you probably still have a ways to go, talk about procrastination, lol
I actually really love Christmas and picking out thoughtful gifts for everyone on my list. 
I wanted to share my recommendations with you and some of the items I highly recommend as gifts. I have some options for those that like handmade products, for those local to the Chicago land area as well as those that like to shop online.  I also included the Amazon links for those that have Amazon prime.

Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com

L’Envol de Cartier, A new chapter for the brands’ pinnacle fragrance, this fresh oriental features bold citrus notes and gaiac wood to give men the confidence to soar this holiday season. Cologne is always a great option for the men on our lists especially when we can pick out something to out liking that may be a bit out of their comfort zone.
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Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com
The Tweezerman Sparkle & Shine Gift Set is a new gift set that hypnotizes with a dazzling rose gold glitter slant tweezer paired with a blushing rose gold glow Procurl Lash Curler. Both items come in a soft rose-petal pink luxe faux-snakeskin travel bag. This set is perfect, we are all in need of a good tweezer and lash curler and Tweezerman is one of the best, this is a stocking gift she is sure to love. 

Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com
A travel-friendly set of hydrating, squalane-enriched oils and full-size eye treatments to reduce visible signs of skin aging.  Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel, 100% Squalane Oil, and Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil. This is a great kit for those ladies that love facial product. 
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Another great option for the girls on your list is the
SEPHORA COLLECTION Dark Rainbow Ready in Five Brush Set.
This set includes four travel-sized brushes for full-face makeup application and  touchups on the go. It comes in a travel friendly glitter clutch that holds the brushes to keep them organized and protected when not in use. The synthetic brushes are cruelty-free, and designed with a shiny black handle and purple ferrule. This is great for any teens on your list as well I know my nieces asked for makeup brushes and this one has the clutch which can be used for any occasion.
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 Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com


Another great skincare product would be the Braun Silk-épil 9. Does your best friend swear by waxing, but hate the hassle of salon appointments? Gift her the Braun Silk-épil 9, an epilator that removes 4x shorter hair than waxing can, giving you long lasting smooth skin for up to 4 weeks. She’ll never wax again once she sees how fast and precise the Silk-épil 9 is, thanks to its micro-grip tweezer technology and skin adapting pivoting head. 

Buy: Amazon 


This last gift is pretty amazing for anyone on your list, Men and Women would enjoy this addition to their kitchen. From crisp sandwiches to hot pressed paninis, the CRUX Panini Maker meets all your bistro-style sandwich needs right at home. Two removable cooking plates are pre-calibrated with a thermostat for simple use. Floating hinges adjust to the thickness of your sandwich, and 133-square inches of versatile heating surface can be used traditionally as a press, or lays flat to double as a griddle. Easy to use cooking plates and drip tray can be quickly removed allowing for a speedy clean up. Sleek stainless steel edgy design is easy on the eyes. This will definitely be a favorite this holiday season. 
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 Chicago Handmade Products via www.gabyramos.com
For those of us in Chicago here are my FAVORITE Stores that all hand make their products.
Both Monticello Street and Ari Rose Body Care curate natural products that contain no harmful chemicals and some of them are Vegan friendly as well.
I think all of these business have great quality products and if you are in a time crunch I am sure you can contact them and plead for local Pickup, Just tell them Gaby sent you, lol

Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com
Ari Rose Body Care is my favorite body care line. I met Jessica last year and she is very passionate and committed to providing the highest quality body care products focused on holistic self-care for the clean and conscious consumer. I have tried most if not all her products and I have not been disappointed yet. I recommend getting the Holiday Self Care Package, this set can help anyone take a moment for relaxation and self-care after the stressful holiday season.  The product comes in a ready-to-mail box, gift wrapped with note upon request, complete with: 
1 Wooden Dry or Wet Brush, Soft Bristles
1 Wooden Food Pumice and Brush
1 Luxurious Skin Frosting of your choice (I recommend: Ying & Ylang)
2 Signature Soaps of your choice (I recommend: Sugar & Spice and Midnight Tide)
1 Soft Loofah Facial Pad
1 $5 Ari Rose™ Gift Card
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  Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com

These candles and wax melts are perfect to gift because they all have an aromatic scent for those after holiday stress free and relaxing days. They are all natural, wood wick, handmade soy candles that are lightly scented with 100% concentrated, Phthalate-Free fragrance oils and made in 10 oz reusable glass. My favorite scents are "333" and "Still". The "333" candle is lightly scented with Blood Orange and Vetiver. The "Still" meditation candle is lightly scented with Frankincense, Lavender, and Lemon. Wax melts are 100% All Natural Soy wick-less cubes of wax that melt in a potpourri or tart burner filling the home with all the aroma of your favorite candles without the flame.
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Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com
Landon is a local artisan that has her own jewelry line that she hand makes here in Chicago. Each piece is very intricate and handcrafted by her with precious stones, all chains are gold filled.  My favorite is the Druzy & Moonstone Layered Necklace it’s a beautiful, delicate little layered necklace features a stunning piece of rainbow moonstone framed in gold hanging above a circular druzy pendant. Both of these pieces are on a gold filled chain which will retain its pretty gold color for years. The druzy is on a satellite-style chain with delicate little balls for some extra dainty texture.
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Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com

Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com
A fire is a great way to create a sense of warmth and bonding. Using a firelog such as the American Home™ by Yankee Candle® Balsam Fir Firelog is a great way to have a home smell of pine and eliminates the need to cut firewood. I love that is perfect for a family get together and I am sure it would be great for those family moments where the memories will last forever. This is perfect for those with a fireplace in their home. 
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Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com
A great gift for total tranquility and peace this Holiday season are warming aromatic candles. The Elemis Joyful glow candle has hints of Vanilla, Orange & Cinnamon. This warm and calm scent is comforting and joyful, bringing a soft, welcoming glow to any home. A candle is always a great gift for anyone on your list.
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Holiday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.comHoliday Gift Guide includes Chicago Shops via www.gabyramos.com

 Pie soaps are here to make your home feel festive and your skin smell amazing. I think these are perfect as a hostess gift because let’s face it how much REAL pie do we really need after those huge holiday dinners. Each pie comes in an adorable box that makes it great for gift giving or as a sweet smelling centerpiece at your next gathering. After enjoying its beauty, unmold and cut your pie into as many pieces as desired and use in your next bath or shower. Mojo actually has storefront here in the heart of the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago so you can stop in and pick up your PIE before the holiday party.
Pumpkin Pie has the rich, spicy scent that you've come to expect from everyone's favorite fall treat.
Sugar Plum Pie is a light mix of sweet and fruity scents that will leave your mouth watering and your stomach rumbling.
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Well that is all for my Holiday Gift Guide, I really do hope this helps you out this season.
I wish you all a Happy Holiday Season filled with Love, Laughter and Lasting memories with Family and Friends.

XO, Gaby

Family Day with the Chicago Bulls


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Family time is very important in my house and we try to do it as much as we can.
Some of the things we do on family days are:
 Eating out, going to the movies, bowling, and sporting events.
One of my kids favorite things to do is going to the Chicago Bulls Games.
We have been to 3 games this season and hope to make it to some more. 


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I recently found out that there is a Bulls Kid Nation All Star Membership. 
The membership has two levels, The Rookie and The All Star.
The kids were stoked as they love their Bulls and the membership perks are great.
The Rookie Membership is FREE and the All Star Membership is just $$35

Here is a breakdown of each membership for you to consider for your sports fans. 

Rookie Member Benefits:
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    Official Membership Certificate
    Bulls Kid Nation Passport *
    Chicago Bulls Pocket Schedule
     All Star Member Benefits:
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      Everything from the Rookie Membership above PLUS 
      Bulls Kid Nation '47 Hat
      Bulls Kid Nation Jewel-Osco Water Bottle
      Bulls Kid Nation Drawstring Backpack 
        Other Perks may include 
        -E-Birthday Card
        -Entry into monthly raffles to win prizes, experiences, and tickets
        -Exciting Windy City Bulls opportunities at the Sears Centre
        -Free 100-level ticket to Windy City Bulls games (corrected)
        -Personalized scoreboard message
        -Post-game on-court free throws
        -20% off merchandise at all United Center and Sears Centre retail locations **
        -Exclusive Bulls/Sox Academy camp offers
        -Exclusive invites to local Jr. NBA events

        Both All Star and Rookie members get a Bulls Kid Nation Passport to collect stamps for prizes at all Bulls and Windy City Bulls games 
        (Either show your Passport or mobile registration confirmation page)
         
        * The Bulls Kid Nation Passport Program offers members a fun way to get prizes by checking in at Chicago Bulls and Windy City Bulls games.  
        ** Exclusions may apply 

        To sign up and get complete details visit https://bullskidnation.com/

        I teamed up with the Chicago Bulls Staff  for an AWESOME giveaway !!!

        The Winner will receive two All Star Memberships and 4 tickets to the Chicago Bulls Game vs the Miami Heat this Sunday 11/26/2017

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        Good Luck,

        XO Gaby, Ariana and Damian.