Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Mystery Tackle Box Subscription Service – Review

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Mystery Tackle Box gifts

Mystery Tackle Box is the #1 fishing tackle subscription service offering anglers and fishing enthusiasts a fun and affordable way to discover new fishing lures, learn new techniques and catch more fish! If you, or someone you love, enjoys fishing, get them a Mystery Tackle Box Subscription today. You’ll enjoy a monthly box full of new and innovative fishing lures and products, content on how to use everything, plus stickers and special offers.

Mystery Tackle Box

The Perfect Gift For Any Angler! 

Know a fisherman but don’t know fishing? Most people wouldn’t think of stepping into the world of fishing when it comes to gifts … enter Mystery Tackle Box. We have the perfect gift option that all anglers will love! The best part is you don’t need to know a thing about fishing to give the gift of fishing this year. Here’s is how it works.

  1. You purchase an MTB gift certificate. Quick, easy, done.
  2. Your gift recipient then creates an account and tells MTB what fish species they like to fish.
  3. MTB sends a curated box of baits to them each month based on their fishing preferences.
  4. They receive their first box within 10 days of signing up.
  5. You win the “gifter of the year” award, which hopefully includes hugs and free food & drink of some type.

My Readers Get $10.00 Off Your First Mystery Tackle Box by using the promo code USFAM10. Get a box full of new fishing products delivered straight to your door. Subscriptions start at $15 per month. Coupon valid through December 31st, 2017. Visit Mystery Tackle Box to learn more!

You can also lear how to use all of your new baits on their YouTube channel. You may also be interested in reading the article, How to Stock Your Bass Fishing Tackle Box.

Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Kids

Playing with History in Playmobil’s Pharaoh’s Pyramid

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Pharaoh’s Pyramid

How is your shopping coming along? I am done and even have my gifts wrapped and ready so I can focus on putting on Christmas Eve dinner at my place. If you still have shopping to do and have young ones on your list, take a look at this toy that will have them stepping inside history as they play with Pharaoh’s Pyramid by Playmobil.

Pharaoh’s Pyramid is available at most retailers such as on Amazon as a Prime with 2-day shipping and Toys R Us and Walmart to name a few. Recommended for ages 6+ and including 120 pieces this set moves and opens the imagination up wide!

There are five chambers within that hide treasures protected by tricky puzzles and sneaky traps. The set includes three figures, tomb, mummy, two skeletons, treasures, spiders, fire pots, hieroglyphics, and many other accessories.


Playmobil has always done such a fantastic job of loading moving parts, doors that open, sets that fold to carry in all of their products. It seems to retail near the $40 price point. It is just one of many sets to consider for the holidays or any special event this year.

Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017

You Can Still Order Personalized Gifts for Christmas

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You Can Still Order Personalized Gifts for Christmas

It is only December 18th so you have a few days left to get personalized gifts made by Christmas. Bags of Love has a December 22 deadline for delivery by Christmas options and you can have a lot of fun creating gifts from bags, wall art, pillows and even aprons like the one I made.

I work part time in the kitchen at our local middle school. I was able to upload the official logo of our school and put it on an apron. The kids will love seeing their Falcon pride as I serve them their lunch. They wear their own wrestling, football, basketball tops on game and match days and now I can join in the team spirit with them.

I was very impressed with the thick material and wipeable inside. The strings are long enough to get a secure tie and plenty of room to wrap and protect your clothes and keep your surface sanitized.

The logo uploaded and came out very well. No flaws and it is a very clear image. The kids will love it. Of course, Bags of Love offers much more than just an apron. Take any logo, favorite movie print or image and personal photos and have them printed on a number of items. I have browsed many personal photo shops and this one has a huge selection of gift options compared to most others (over 400 products).


Mine arrived fast and I panicked I wouldn’t have it in time to get photos and share with you before you could order and send to loved ones but we are still safe. You can pick something today or the next 2-3 days and it can be created and sent in time. Take a look at Bags of Love now! They have expert craftsmen and artisans, including sewers, fashion designers, dressmakers, bookbinders and printers and they all work with their crew of marketers, customer service and developers, to produce stunning, personalized gifts everyone will love.

Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Reviews by Anthony

Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania Video Game Gifts

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Sonic fans rejoice because the classic video game along with gifts and an elevated version of the Sonic game are all available for the holidays. Sonic Mania is the classic version redone for you updated gaming systems – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Sonic Forces is also available on those game systems and is more fast paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful new gadgets as their own Custom Hero Character.

sonic mania

You can purchase the Sega Mania and Sonic Forces video game in the following ways to gift this season:


Sonic Forces 

Anthony has had the chance to experience both Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces and here is his review from this 9 year old. Keep in mind he is aware that his Dad and I experienced the original Sonic Era and he loves when we share our games and play with him, but he was not a part of the original Sonic. He is of a new Sonic era and that is why Sonic Forces is brilliant.

Anthony talks about the new Sonic video game

I hope you enjoyed watching Anthony demonstrate Sonic Forces for you. Keep an eye out on fun Sonic video game themed items too!

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