The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden :: A Great Gift Idea {Review Part 2}

Do you need another gift idea? It’s not too late to pick up an AeroGarden. It truly is the perfect gift for any one who, like me, have not a green thumb!

I first told you about the AeroGarden when I set it up in my kitchen. If you remember, I told you all about how fun it was to set up and how much I was looking forward to not killing what we “planted”. If you don’t remember, go check it out. I’ll wait…

 photo Why we love the AeroGarden

Well, I am very proud to tell you that I am growing herbs!!

Our beautiful Basil showed itself first. We were pretty surprised at how quickly we saw the first little sprout. After 3 weeks, our little plant is still not big enough to clip any leaves off, but at this rate it will be soon!

Genovese Basil grown in AeroGarden

The Dill sprouted next. Unfortunately, the first little sprout was plucked out of the pod, but several more showed themselves soon after.

Dill grown in AeroGarden

As for the Parsley, I was a bit concerned, as it wasn’t sprouting as quickly as the others. The pod specifies that it could take 7-21 days, so I tried to be patient. Of course, just yesterday, it popped up!

 photo Curly Parsley grown in AeroGarden

The AeroGarden 3SL is “Only at Walmart” this holiday season and I would definitely recommend it as a gift for any one on your list – grandmother, friend, teacher, or neighbor. It would also make a great gift for the young adult fresh out on his own! The AeroGarden is available in 1,880 Walmart stores and at Priced at $49.97, the AeroGarden is also pretty affordable.

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

10 Last Minute Gift Ideas

If you are anything like me, there are a few last minutes items that you need to pick up to complete your Christmas list. Please tell me I am not alone! Thank goodness for Walmart – they makes it super simple.

My go-to last minute gifts for any adult is a good jar candle, or a pillar candle and holder. I just love all of the holiday scents, especially those made by Better Homes and Gardens, and they make for perfect hostess gifts. In fact, I was picking up some last minute gifts at my local Walmart (of course!) and saw some great reindeer candle holders for our friends who are hosting a holiday party. They will love them!

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Here are 10 additional gift ideas for your last minute shopping:

  1. Google Chromecast, $29.99
  2. Nestle Cocoa Gift Sets, in stores
  3. Life Saver’s Candy Book, in stores
  4. Taylor Swift Fragrance Gift Sets, starting at $10.97
  5. Maguire’s Car Care Bucket, $23.97
  6. HBA-Soaps/Lotion/Chapticks, in stores
  7. Small Toys or Games
  8. Fleece Blankets, Faded Glory Hoodies, or $5 Hats and Gloves
  9. Gift Cards
  10. Small Electronics

Go! Now. And pick some up. You know you need to…

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Check out the Holiday Fragrance Gift Center at

Holiday shopping is tough and knowing what to buy for all the people on your list can be complicated. To help simplify the process (while you save big!) visit the Holiday Fragrance Gift Center at to unlock a $4 coupon by taking a fun quiz.

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Then, head to your nearest Walmart store and start shopping! They have exclusive Holiday Fragrance gift sets from the top fragrances you love and won’t find anywhere else. You will find celebrity fragrances from Beyonce, Faith Hill, Katy Perry and more – just what you need for any man or woman on your shopping list. And, you can’t beat the prices, with sets starting at $8.98!

Walmart Holiday Fragrance Center

Walmart sent me a fragrance give set, so that I could check it out. They sent me Closer by Halle Berry. It is a 2 piece set, including parfum deodorant and lotion. At this great price point, it would be a great last-minute gift idea.

Closer by Halle Berry

The Halle Berry Closer Gift Set features an intriguing scent that is a rare blend of the traditional masculine fougere accord with a luscious feminine blend of violet flowers and mimosa, one of Halle’s favorite flowers.

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Air Storm Firetek Bow is Great for Kids of All Ages!

When Timmy saw the Air Storm iretek Bow on shelves at Walmart, he immediately lit up! Then, he saw the bow and arrows light up and he told me that he just had to have it. Being that I am a big fan of bows and arrows myself, I decided to pick it up for him and his brothers.

I am so glad I did, because it is a great toy for all of my boys, from Timmy all the way on up to my 14 year old twins. They are all fans and we can sure see why it was one of a handful of toys on the Top 100 Gift list at Walmart that were Chosen by Kids.

AirStorm Firetek Bow

Unfortunately we lost an arrow down the outdoor drain within the first few minutes of having it home, but we’ve managed to hang on to the two left! I still have yet to research replacement arrows, but I’m sure to find some somewhere, right?

Here’s what my oldest and youngest boys have to say about the Fireteck Bow —

Zach, 14 years old:
“That thing is awesome! The arrows are really easy to pull back in the bow and they go super far. It’s cool that you can shoot it in the dark and see where the arrow goes. Makes it easy to find, too!”

Timmy, 4 years old:
“It’s a little bit hard for me to shoot (added by mom-he has difficulty hooking the arrow in place), but I like shooting it a lot!”

Firetek Bow

There were a few other toys on the Chosen By Kids list that I purchased as gifts for Christmas. All of my younger boys wanted Zoomer, the interactive dino, but only one of them will be unwrapping him next week. I know he’ll share him! And, Beados, a bead design making kit, will be the perfect gift for some of my boys little girl friends.

Check out the rest of the Chosen by Kids toys and grab something at your local Walmart that you know those kiddos on your list will love!

Chosen by Kids

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Find Gifts for all the Gamers on your list at Game Stop

It’s an exciting time for shoppers at GameStop with lots of deals and new releases to keep gift-ers and gift-ees alike happy.

Game Stop Holiday Hub

The GameStop Holiday Hub is your source for all things holiday. It’s the perfect place to find the hottest dealsnewest releasesgreatest gift ideas and so much more! Whether you’re shopping for others or shopping for yourself, we have everything you need to wrap up your holidays in style.

Shop the Holiday Hub at GameStop Here are just a few of the great deals you can find:

  • The big hit, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: $39.99
  • WWE 2K15 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4: $59.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4: $59.99
  • Go next-gen with an Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Bundle:$449.99 (reg. $499.99)
  • Upgrade-worthy, PlayStation TV System Bundle: $99.99 (reg. $139.99)

And, as always, GameStop is accepting various payment methods, including trade-in value, to allow customers to shop with ease.

Disclosure: I received GameStop gift cards in exchange for the creation and promotion of this post.