Mindfully Frugal Mom Holiday Gift Guide | My Favorite Things

Welcome to Mindfully Frugal Mom’s Holiday Gift Guide! This is a sampling of many products and services that I have enjoyed and recommend. You may notice that several of the items are local, handmade, or both. I am making a conscious (mindful?) decision this year to patronize local and/or handmade companies.  I hope you enjoy this list. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom, where there will be a giveaway for some of the items you see!


Trees for a change

Trees for a Change –  Your personalized Tree Gift includes a native tree planted in an endangered US forest. Starting at $35.

The Dark Path: A Memoir – A new favorite book by a local (to me) author, I read it cover to cover and highly recommend.

The Dollop Book of Frosting: Sweet and Savory Icings, Spreads, Meringues, and Ganaches for Dessert and Beyond – another local author. Who doesn’t like cupcakes?

weelicious lunches

Weelicious Lunches  – I reviewed this book a few months ago, and I’m so glad to have it in my collection. Weelicious Lunches features SO many amazing, healthy meal ideas that kids will actually eat!

treesaver towels

Tree Saver “unpaper” towels by Mamamade – handmade by a friend in Colorado, these “Un-paper” towels are hard-working, good for the environment, and super-cute.

bluehoney rose

BluehoneyRose – Each purse is individually handmade in Rochester, NY of high-quality materials. I LOVE my bluehoney Rose purse and always get compliments when I wear it.

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Primal Belle – Husna from Primal Belle will work with you in person or via phone to come up with a Kettlebell workout that is easy, fast, and effective. Perfect for breaking out of the holiday exercise rut!

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Naturebox – Give the gift of healthy snacks! I have given this to several friends and it’s always a hit! Order through this link for a $5 off coupon

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Brightspring  Local Rochester residents — a Brightspring detox is a wonderful way to reboot your system after the holidays. (You can see my Before and After on the Brightspring 10 Day Detox).

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Paperless Kitchen (Use code Paperless50 to get 50% off on Black Friday)  – One of my favorite places to shop for reusable kitchen gear.

Spark of Amber Rainbow necklace

Spark of Amber: Raw Amber is beautiful and has healing properties! Spark of Amber has a beautiful selection for kids and adults.

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For kids, I LOVE Green Kid Crafts Boxes! Here are 2 great deals:

Mighty Leaf Tea

Mighty Leaf Tea (You can win a Sweet Selections Set from Mighty Leaf until November 26 here.)

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  1. The unpaper towel roll is awesome, we gave up paper towels awhile back, but have never seen anything like it!

  2. I like the “unpaper” towels. How creative!

  3. I like the necklace the best.

  4. I love the paper towel– that is pretty sweet! Thanks for your thoughts and sharing your favorite gifts for this holiday season!

  5. spark of amber is my fave.

  6. I LOVE the ‘paper’ towels!!

  7. Looking forward to the amber necklace

  8. I do quite love the Spark of Amber necklace!
    It’s absolutely gorgeous :)
    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  9. I like the bluehoneyrose purse

  10. the tea is my fav.

  11. David Kline says:

    Spark of Amber necklace, it reminds me of a king snake, which I have always found to be very beautiful.

  12. Sheri Ferguson says:

    I love the amber necklace!

  13. I love the craft kits! What a great idea!

  14. I like the Green Kids Craft Boxes!

  15. jeanette sheets says:

    the personalized tree gift

  16. Brandy Davis says:

    The spark of amber necklace.

  17. I love the craft set. My girls are crazy for crafts!

  18. I like the unpapered towels!

  19. i love the paper towels…neat idea.

  20. The naturebox

  21. BluehoneyRose

  22. I’d love to try out Nature Box.

  23. I like the personalized tree gifts!

  24. Ashley Despain says:

    I love the unpaper towels.

  25. Christine says:

    like the necklace

  26. Heather B says:

    I like the weeilicious lunches cookbook

  27. Jennifer Reed says:

    My favorite item is the Spark of Amber necklace.

  28. tina reynolds says:

    I love the reusable paper towels

  29. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love the Trees for a Change.

  30. I like the Backyard science kit. Thank you

  31. Skoy cloths

  32. susan smoaks says:

    my favorite item is the mighty leaf tea

  33. My favorite item is the Tree Saver “unpaper” towels by Mamamade

  34. Cheryl B. says:

    The unpaper towels are my favorite.

  35. Amy Roberts says:

    Though so many of those are neat, useful, and/or delicious; being a mother, I’m partial to Green kids craft boxes. Great for little minds that are ever growing.

  36. Tara Liebing says:

    I would really like the Naturebox!


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