The Best Tech Gifts For Christmas (and a $200 Kohl’s Giveaway!)


The Best Tech Gifts for Christmas post and giveaway has been sponsored by Kohl’s, but all opinions are my own. #Yes2Tech
The holidays are stressful enough! Don't stress about what to give your friends and family. This gift guide has THE BEST tech gifts for Christmas. Plus, Kohls already has their Black Friday deals going on! Don't miss it! #Yes2Tech

I won’t lie- my husband is a bit of a nerd…and so am I. Mathew and I are always trying to get our hands on the latest and greatest tech goodies to play with. With Black Friday around the corner, I’m already prepping what to get him, and there are WAY too many good options at Kohl’s. I picked out some of the best tech gifts for Christmas that I’m loving, and I hope you will find something for that person on your list that is tough to buy.

The Best Tech Gifts For Christmas List:

Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera with Bag, 18-55mm Lens & 75-300mm LensReg. $799.99, Sale $449.99

This camera is one I’m currently wanting to get my hands on. I have a Canon Rebel T3i at the moment, but I’ve heard such AMAZING things about the T5! It’s got a large LCD screen to enable clear viewing, 18-megapixel sensor that captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, full HD capture records clear video, and the camera captures up to 5 frames per second for continuous action shots. It comes with the T5 digital SLR camera, 75-300mm lens, 18-55mm lens, Eye cup, Cable, Camera cover, and Wide strap. For $449.99 it’s a STEAL. I paid way more for my camera than that, and this one is better!

The Black Series Entertainment ProjectorReg. $99.99, Sale $39.99

Enhance any home theater and gaming system with The Black Series entertainment projector. You can watch TV, DVDs, and play video games on any wall or ceiling. It has a clear, 10-foot-wide projection that allows you to get into the action. It also connects video game consoles, TVs or DVD players via A/V input. There’s also a headphone jack and adjustable contrast and color add convenience. My sister has a projector in her game room and wouldn’t have it any other way. So many people are switching to them now, and for less than $50, they’re a great deal right now!

Star Wars C3PO Rechargeable Mini Speaker by iHomeReg. $29.99, Sale $24.99

Any Star Wars fans in the house? Mathew is obsessed with Star Wars and has already purchased his tickets for the new Star Wars movie coming out. This cute C3PO iHome is so fun and comes with an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery for hassle-free use. You can also connect any audio device via the line-in jack to enjoy high-quality sound. This is perfect for any guy in your life, especially the tough to buy people like your brother or brother-in-law.

World Tech Toys Horizon Spy Drone Camera Remote Control Quadcopter Reg. $149.99, Sale $119.99

Drones are HUGE right now. They have gotten popular over the past couple years, but more recently, they’ve just exploded with popularity. I love this Horizon Spy Drone Camera Quadcopter because you can take aerial video and photos, it flips upside down for cool stunt action, has LED lights to provide fun all day long, and uses a 2.4GHz 4.5-channel radio control. I think this would probably be the one on the list that Mathew would like a lot, and I know his boss would enjoy it too!

Garmin Nuvi 55LMT 5-Inch Portable GPSReg. $169.99, Sale $159.99

This Garmin Nuvi 55LMT GPS makes navigating roads and traffic easy. I pretty much buy a new Garmin every couple of years for our family because I like keeping them in each of our cars. Garmin is SUCH good quality and their GPS is easy to use. This Garmin Nuvi has an easy-to-use 5-inch dual-orientation display, is preloaded with detailed maps of the lower 49 states, has lane assist and traffic avoidance help navigate detours, delays and complex interchanges, spoken turn-by-turn directions let you keep your eyes on the road, and the map screen conveniently displays street name, speed limit, current speed and ETA for quick access. The current speed feature is a favorite of mine because I hate trying to remember the speed limit when we drive through tiny towns. I personally don’t use the sound, but my parents do, and they love it. Our whole extended family will NOT go on trips without this!

Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones for iOSReg. $199.99, Sale $149.99

If you’re an iPhone user (or are buying for one), you’ll want to grab these Monster DNA Headphones. These headphones are compatible with iOS and have ultra-dynamic sound that captures clear details and deep bass. It also has an advanced noise-isolating design that blocks out ambient sounds as well as pillow-soft padded ear cushions ensure comfort. The Monster DNA Headphones use Apple ControlTalk which lets you make calls on your iPhone. How cool is that!? I’m personally a fan of the Rose Gold set, but they come in pink, blue, and yellow. I’m in love!

mophie iPhone 6 Juice Pack Plus Battery Case– Reg. $119.99

Another product for iPhone lovers! Mathew and I both use the mophie case and LOVE it. This one holds 120% more battery charge. As a blogger, this is one product I HAVE to have all the time. I’m always taking pictures, video, checking my social media (Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, etc.) and I just can’t sit next to a plug all day. Addie has way too much going on for me to be by a plug, but the mophie eliminates that. It has a battery capacity of 3300mAh as well as a manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty, which makes sure that you are getting a really good quality product. Not only that, but it comes in two colors- gold and black. I, of course, have the gold, and Mathew has the black. They’re a little bigger than your standard case, so if you really don’t like the added bulkiness, just use it for special occasions when you know you’ll be out of the house for a long time. Regardless, this is one gift you’ll want on your list AND you’ll want to give someone on your list. It’s my favorite on this Best Tech Gifts for Christmas list!

Because I love all of you, and because Kohl’s is AMAZING, we’re giving you a chance to win a $200 Kohl’s Gift Card. I hope it’ll help someone out during the holidays to truly be able to get some nice things. It’s my one-stop-shop for Christmas gift buying, and I know y’all will love going to Kohl’s as much as I do!

$200 Kohl’s Gift Card

Glowing Bentonite Clay Mask

Looking for a mask that will make your skin soft, healthy, and glowing? This Glowing Bentonite Clay Mask is my personal favorite and works better than ANY mask I've ever tried!

I’ve been working really hard to make changes to my lifestyle with the products I use. I’m trying to use less chemicals in our house and more natural products just for the wellness benefits that they bring. Because of Young Living, I’ve really noticed that so many things we use in our day-to-day lives have a ton of junk in them that we don’t need. One of those things? Those little clay mask packets you get at the grocery store for 2 bucks. They’re my favorite…but, they’re loaded with chemicals. After the advice of an up line leader, I started using bentonite clay to make face masks and it has made a world of a difference on my face. This Glowing Bentonite Clay Mask is so chock full of natural ingredients that will plump up your skin with nutrients, dry out any pimples, and will soften it so your face feels smoother than a baby’s butt (trust me, it’s smoother than Addie’s bottom now!)


What you’ll need for the Glowing Bentonite Clay Mask:

Looking for a mask that will make your skin soft, healthy, and glowing? This Glowing Bentonite Clay Mask is my personal favorite and works better than ANY mask I've ever tried!

The Instructions:

In order to make the Glowing Bentonite Clay Mask, you’ll need to add 10 teaspoons of bentonite clay and 10 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to your bowl. It will foam up and then should form into a paste. If your mixture is too watery, add more bentonite clay. Conversely, if your mixture is too thick, add more apple cider vinegar.

Once your bentonite clay has been made into a paste, you’ll need to add your Young Living Essential Oils and stir them in really well with your plastic spoon. I used 8 drops of Frankincense, 8 drops of Melaleuca Alternifolia, and 4 drops of Gentle Baby. Why those oils? Frankincense includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Applying Frankincense topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin. I added Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) because it helps reduce the appearance of blemishes. This ingredient is key for this mask! Lastly, Gentle Baby is a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils that is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in the Gentle Baby blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance. I tend to have normal to dry skin, so this is a combination that works for me. I hate when I put a mask on and my skin is so dry from it. Frankincense, Tea Tree, and Gentle Baby combat that ugly, dry feeling and allow my face to feel plump and moisturized without feeling greasy at all. There’s a difference between feeling like you have healthy skin than skin that’s just completely dried out!

Add your Glowing Bentonite Clay Mask to your mason jar add a label, and you’re all set! Apply with a brush (I like this one) for a spa-like experience, or just with your fingers. You’ll want to let it dry for 5-10 minutes if you have delicate skin or 15-20 minutes for normal skin. Because of the bentonite clay, you’ll feel a pulling, tightening, and tingling sensation. You’ll want to remove your Glowing Bentonite Clay Mask by rinsing it off with warm water or a warm, wet washcloth. Your face will have redness due to the deep pore cleansing of the clay, but it will go away within 30 minutes.

Looking for a mask that will make your skin soft, healthy, and glowing? This Glowing Bentonite Clay Mask is my personal favorite and works better than ANY mask I've ever tried!

So there you have it, my Glowing Bentonite Clay Mask recipe! I hope you all try it and enjoy it. Send me pictures of you in your masks in the comments (if you’re brave!) and what you think about it!

An Itty Bitty Christmas Nativity with Hallmark Gold Crown Stores

Christmas time is incredibly important to our family. It’s no secret that Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. Sure, you get to have amazing food, gifts, and more, but the absolute true meaning of Christmas is what’s important to us. Being 5 hours away from my family isn’t easy, but thanks to technology, I’ve been able to spend Christmas with my family in Corpus Christi even though I’m still in Waco.

Looking for an adorable nativity set the whole family will love? Hallmark Gold Crown Stores have an Itty Bitty Christmas Nativity that is not only cute, but perfect to display! I love it!

When I was growing up, Christmas was always at my Aunt Gloria’s house. I absolutely miss it. The day before Christmas Eve all the cousins sit together and make Christmas cookies JUST for the party. We go all out and buy special decorating tools just so the cookies can be as picturesque as they would be in a magazine. We also make tons of food and get ready to have at least 40 people in her house. Then, on Christmas Eve, we laugh, we share stories and catch up, we eat, and then we do one of my very favorite things- the advent “service.” During this time, at the very end of the evening, our whole family gets together and sits around the living room. Everyone is given a piece of paper with a script to read, and we each read various parts about Jesus’ birth. At the end, my Uncle Pete reads Luke 2, and tells the story of Jesus’ birth. I look forward to it every single year, and when I saw the itty bittys® Nativity Set from Hallmark Gold Crown Stores, I just lit up.

It’s hard being away from my side of the family. We haven’t had a Christmas with them in several years in person, but FaceTime makes it easier. I think what also makes it easier is seeing cute things like the itty bittys® Nativity Set and being able to grab them for Addie. It reminds me so much of our Christmas Eve nights at Aunt Gloria’s house and I want Addie to have sweet memories of Christmas like I do. Addie collects Hallmark itty bittys and if you remember, last year Santa brought her some itty bitty Disney Princess dolls for her stocking. They are cute, tiny, and fit perfectly in her little hands. Plus, she loves cuddling with them at night because they fit in the crook of her arm. This nativity set is going to be the best set yet!

Mathew and I made a video that we want to share with Addie on Christmas Eve nights from now on. We had fun making it and we hope you enjoy it! Give it a thumbs up if you watch it, or comment and tell us what you think! Also, if you’re searching for some sweet and fun gift ideas, check out Hallmark. Not only do they have the itty bittys® Nativity Set, but they carry beautiful Christmas cards, sweet-smelling soaps, and their oh-so-popular Keepsake Ornaments.

What are some of your favorite traditions that make Christmas special for you and your family?