2018 Holiday Shopping Guide

By Christine Bolton and Trisha Davidson December 5, 2021

It's finally here, the 2018 Holiday Shopping Guide!  

We have some amazing companies and even better gifts to show you.  

This will be a weekly feature for the next several weeks leading up to the holidays. Each featured vendor will highlight a gift pick, package or review for you to choose the best gift for your special someone(s).  

  1. The Spanish Tin
    Our online shop, The Spanish Tin, sells handmade small batch spices inspired by the flavors of Spain. We feature cooking spices, cocktail salts, and our best selling Spiced Sangria Kit. It is essentially a DIY sangria kit of meticulously selected hand cut cloves, crystallized ginger, whole star anise, and cinnamon sticks – along with our own family recipe to combine these spices with the right combination wine, other liqueurs, and fruit for a twist on traditional Spanish sangria. We package it all in a drawstring muslin bag ready for gift giving.
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    About the owner: My name is Nydia, and I'm a foodpreneur, wife, and mom of two. I've been in business for 5 years now, and I wear all the hats! I'm a self taught photographer - food styling and product shots are my favorite. The idea for the business came about after a 3 year stay in Valencia, Spain (meant to be a permanent move), but alas, we came back to lovely So Cal.

  2. J. Bloom Jewelry
    My name is Jamie Roth and I am a designer for jBloom. jBloom is an on-trend company that specializes in the personalization of jewelry. I have been doing this for 2 years, and I absolutely LOVE helping women create pieces of jewelry that tell their story. From bar necklaces, beaded bracelets, to wine cups and water bottles,  jBloom has you covered!

  3. Tastefully Simple with Tracy

    Tastefully Simple specializes in easy-to-make gourmet food requiring two ingredients or less to prepare. Enjoy more time with your family and less time in the kitchen! Indulge in mouth-watering desserts, soups, breads, dips, sauces, beverages and so much more!  We have over 60 items to choose from and some cute new holiday gift sets.  I have been a consultant for almost ten years and am located here in Corona.  Be sure to follow my Facebook page for regular updates on new seasonal products and sales.  Mention Macaroni Kid Corona and receive FREE shipping on an order of $40 or more.

    Holiday Gift Pick #1:  The Essential 4 Collection:  Essential for easy and every day cooking, this collection features four versatile products (our signature beer bread value pack and three of our most popular seasonings) and a FREE recipe book with over 20 appetizer and main dish recipes. Kosher. $39.99

    Holiday Gift Pick #2:  Magic Chicken Duo: Make dinner magic with our duo of magic chicken seasoning blends. Combine our Magic Chicken Original Seasoning Blend with chicken and let your slow cooker do the work to create a delicious and healthier alternative to rotisserie chicken. You'll always be prepared with juicy, tender chicken in your freezer to make all kinds of dishes from pizzas to wraps. Make cantina-style chicken in your slow cooker with our Magic Chicken Taco Seasoning Blend. Keep it on hand to make enchiladas, tacos, nachos and more. Includes Magic Chicken Original Seasoning Blend (9.2 ounce bottle) and Magic Chicken Taco Seasoning Blend (10.2 ounce bottle) and recipe booklets. $35.98

    Holiday Gift Pick #3:  Jam Session: A little heat. A little sweet. For the snack lovers on your list, share this sassy set of spreads for dolloping and dipping.  Gift set contains one jar of Bacon Pepper Jam and one jar of Sweet Pepper Jalapeno Jam. $18.99

  4. Southern Etching Co

    Southern Etching Co. is a locally owned business. We make custom etched glassware including but not limited to: wine and champagne glasses, pints and beer mugs, jars, pie dishes, plates and vases. Items range in price from $5-$25. Please visit our facebook page and instagram page to see all of our past creations. Custom orders are always welcome.  

  5. Dot Dot Smile with Trina
    My DotDotSmile Shop has over 400 childrens dresses in sizes 6-12 months up to 12/14.  It includes adorable twirly dresses, super soft leggings and kick shorts, swimsuits and backpacks. Please shop the albums on my Facebook page by commenting sold and your email for invoicing and shipment. The link to my Facebook group is here!
    I have an amazing selection of dresses and great customer service! I also do online and in-Home pop up events which gives you ways to earn free items! I accept cash, PayPal, Venmo and Credit Card!!  

    Holiday gift pick #1: Size 6/12 - 3/4 in Twirly little girls dresses from DotDotSmile!  Retail Value $34

    Holiday gift pick #2: Size 5/6 - size 11 in beautiful twirly girl dresses  from DotDotSmile!  Retail Value $34

    Holiday gift pick #3:  Kids leggings, swimsuits, kick shorts and more twirling dresses from DotDotSmile! Retail Value varies from $13 - $34.

  6. iPlayology


    iPlayology is an Indoor Playground, where children can play, learn and make friends in a safe, clean and fun environment. Open Play Everyday. Spacious Party Rooms. Fun Members Only Events.
    iPlayology Indoor Playground in The Shops at Dos Lagos, Corona offers different types of play from a 2-story jungle gym where children can slide, shoot foam balls, zip through azip, line, slide fast in a spiral tube slide and much more. In addition, iPlayology offers pretend play homes where children can pretend to go grocery shopping by pushing a grocery cart, or pretend to be a police officer or fire fighter wearing uniforms and gears. We offer special events such as painting and etiquette classes. Throughout the week, we offer arts and crafts, story time, coloring, and Pre-school fun.
    Our playground is recommended for children ages 12 months to 11 years of age. Everyday is Open Play.
    iPlayology is a place for parents to socialize, make birthday memories, have fundraisers and school fieldtrips. Our admission includes: 2-Hour play time, Unlimited Play time which includes re-entry on the same day or memberships.

    Call us at (951) 603-3186 to book your child’s next birthday celebration!
  7. Beauty by Michael
    I am a hair stylist and makeup artist located at Lather Studio.
    Holiday gift pick #1: Brazilian Blow Out

    The ONLY SMOOTHING TREATMENT THAT CAN BE CUSTOMIZED to ALL HAIR types . KEEP curl and lose frizz, or to achieve a sleek and straight look. reduces drying and styling time for up to 12 weeks. you can leave the salon and  immediately wash your hair, exercise, etc

    Holiday gift pick #2: B3 demi permanent conditioning treatment
    Also known as the (30 day brazilian blow out.)
    Provides deeply repairative and long term conditioning for extremely dry, very damaged and chemically treated hair.

    Holiday gift pick #3: Haircut with Blow out and style.

  8. Weaver Whitening
    I am a NuSkin Distributor. We have a handful of products that have gone viral.  You may have seen them on FB- the whitening toothpaste, PowerLips and Sunless Tanner.
    This tube of my very special tanning gel has millions falling in love with! It takes about 7 minutes to rub on your entire body and that is it!  
    And a tube gives you about 8 full body treatments!
    Zero orange! Zero streaking! Pleasant scent! $30 a tube.

  9. Isagenix by  Kerrie Krol Merritt
    ISAGENIX is a premium Health and Wellness Company. Whether you are looking to have more energy, sleep better, loose weight, gain lean muscle, manage stress, healthy aging or use a non-toxic skincare we are your source! All natural products with no artificial sweeteners, dyes, gluten free, non-gmo, and organic. We are the total package to live a healthy vibrant life! Nutrition is key! When you feed your body well it will respond!

  10. Rodan + Fields, the #1 skincare company in the U.S. All the products are clinically proven to help alleviate any skin concerns people may have ranging from acne to fighting signs of aging or even getting rid of the pesky sun spots.