Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Night Gift Idea

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We are really excited that Guardians of the Galaxy is releasing on DVD on December 9! We can’t wait to #OwnTheGalaxy and were really excited when #CollectiveBias gave us the chance to come up with a fun way to celebrate.

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My husband and I love to have movie nights at home so much that we rarely go to the theater. In fact, we haven’t even seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, so we are REALLY looking forward to the release. To prepare for the night, I wanted to put together a special basket full of our favorite treats, and a few fun Guardians of the Galaxy toys.

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Treats for both of us were a must, including popcorn to share. As soon as I found this adorable ceramic popcorn bowl, I knew it would be the “basket” to hold everything. I really wanted to find candy that we not only loved, but that kind of went with the theme of Guardians of the Galaxy. Starburst was obvious, the Red Vines made me think of tree limbs (Groot reference). I’m sure there are more out there too, I’ll have to update the list once we see the movie!

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I included popcorn, M&Ms, Good and Plenty, Starburst, and some black licorice Red Vines (those are just for my husband). Tailor the treats to your family favorites. I suggest getting the little size of candy so each person can have their own, instead of the larger bags that you have to share. It makes it easier when everything is on your lap!

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As for toys, you don’t spend much time online (or at Salt Lake Comic Con) without getting a feeling for who the popular characters from the movie are! Hello Rocket Raccoon and Groot! Since I love Funko Pop I was thrilled to see this four pack! I only used Rocket Raccoon and Groot in my movie basket, but you could use all four.

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I also included a Rocket Raccoon Disney Infinity character. Have you seen these? So much fun! There’s a special $5 Walmart gift card offer when you purchase a Groot, Drax or Rocket Raccoon figure for Disney Infinity 2.0. From 12/7 – 12/13, when you buy one of these Disney Infinity 2.0 figures!  The cashier, at Walmart, will give a $5 Walmart gift card instantly. Perfect for buying some candy or popcorn for your movie night!

The DVD has a lot of special features: Exclusive Character O-sleeve and exclusive music zinepack and a 64-page magazine with cast and crew interviews, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and trivia, PLUS a custom “cassette” laptop decal.

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We are ready for movie night tomorrow! What about you? Are you excited to see it again, or like us, for the first time?

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It’s getting jolly around here.

I found this darling retro deer “candy dish” at a local favorite, Gatehouse 1. Not sure why it’s called a candy dish though, it could possibly hold a few M&Ms, but not much more. So of course my first thought was to put a little air plant into it instead! Gratefully another local happy spot, Sunriver Gardens, has a lot of wonderful air plants to choose from.

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I love the way it turned out. It looks so cute, and when the holiday season is over, I can use the air plant in another plant holder that has been waiting for the perfect plant.

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Super Stocking Stuffers Giveaway!

stockingstuffersAre you ready for your chance to win some fun stocking stuffers? What about a $25 gift card to Knock Knock?!

It’s time for our fun stocking stuffer giveaway. If you win, you can put them in your own stocking, or gift them to others. Either way, it’s going to be fun!

One lucky winner will get all of the following:

  • $25 Gift Card to Knock Knock. Find tons of fun items for your stocking!
  • Candy Cane tea infuser.
  • A Christmas Story bandages.
  • Pair of earrings from Cents of Style.
  • Project Life animal kit.
  • PS sticky notes.
  • Funnyside Up owl egg mold.
  • $5 gift card to Wal-Mart (for the oranges that always go in the toe of a stocking, or anything else you want).

To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite thing to find in your Christmas stocking is? For an additional entry, sign up for Knock Knock’s super fun newsletter (leave an additional comment telling me you did so).

The giveaway will end at midnight on December 11th. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be chosen. USA only, thanks!

Good Luck!

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Super Stocking Stuffers Guide

One of my favorite things growing up was opening my Christmas stocking. All the good stuff was usually in there (it’s true what they say about good things coming in small packages). So I wanted to put together a fun gift guide that was just about stocking stuffers! Behold:

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Here are my picks (stay tuned, later this week you will have a chance to win some of my picks and more):

  • Jewelry is always a nice addition to a stocking, especially if it is handmade and crafted in America. So many lovely choices can be found on aftcra. This necklace is one of my new favorites and features my first name initial. Custom gifts are always a favorite in our household.
  • A Christmas Story bandages. Because why not have fun and festive bandages if you need one? I would link to the source, but apparently they don’t even carry them anymore.
  • Password Directory. This is awesome! How often do you forget your passwords for websites? Keep them all in a handy little phone book style book.
  • Owl shaped egg mold. Funnyside Up indeed! No more boring eggs in your house!
  • Mouse crumb vacuum. You never knew that you needed it, but this cute little crumb vacuum is actually pretty handy.
  • Fun notepads and an awesome mirror compact. I am obsessed with paper goods, so I fell in love with Knock Knock. They have so many fun notepads to choose from. The mirror comes in handy too! It’s my new favorite.
  • Super cute tea infuser. Make jolly tea with the adorable candy cane tea infuser, or pick another fun shape (we have a manatee, get it?).
  • Have you ever wanted to share your music with someone close to you, but didn’t want to blast it out for everyone else to hear? The love birds splitter is the perfect solution. Plus, it’s cute.
  • Last but not least, a small and funny book is always welcome. 100 Reasons to Panic About Being a Cat Lady is a great choice.

Like I mentioned, later this week I am giving away some of my favorite stocking stuffers, including some from the list above and even a Knock Knock gift card!

Huge thanks to aftcra, The Container Store, and Knock Knock for providing samples and prizes for our Stocking Stuffer guide!

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