The Fab Mama Official Holiday Guide: 11 Products For Your Family

November 30, 2016  |  
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We had a blast with Black Friday and Cyber Monday – now it is time to focus on deals for the rest of the holiday season! Moms, we know the stress of trying to find just the right gifts for our families (and ourselves). We also know the pain of trying to get the family together for a shopping trip. Who really has time for long lines and noisy shoppers shoving their way through the aisles? Make your 2016 shopping easier with these 11 cool items handpicked by Kane Rivers, a lifestyle writer for Madamenoire. From luxury car seats to functional wearable toys, the products below are for everyone in the home – including dad!



First off, for mama: 

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Mini Lipstick Kit – Red

Damage: $65

Well…well…well…MAC Cosmetics explodes this 2016 holiday season with a fabulous, yet daring holiday set for the chic mama who loves to dabble with color! Count us in!

What it is: A limited-edition collection of miniature lipsticks in candy cane red shades, presented in a stylish little box featuring a fuchsia and burgundy design with gold accents. What it does: Formulated to shade, showcase and define the lips, this lipstick is the same formula that made M·A·C famous. Shades include: – Lady Danger (vivid bright coral-red with a matte finish) – Diva (intense reddish-burgundy with a matte finish) – Rebel (mid tonal cream plum with a satin finish) – MAC Red (vivid bright bluish-red with a satin finish)


For babies through toddlers:

Diono Radian RXT All-In-One Convertible Car Seat, Shadow

Damage: $252

The makers of durable car seats have heard our prayers! – safety and style all in one product! With my new baby son Midknight Brooklyn on board – this growing car seat is a perfect fit!

Just think…of all the decisions you make to keep your child safe, one of the most important is choosing the right car seat. The one that fits your vehicle, fits your child, and the one you will use and install correctly every time you travel. Diono, a leading manufacturer of child safety car seats and accessories, has a lineup of convertible car seats with paramount safety features along with sleek and strong designs that can put any parent’s mind at ease!

Diono’s Radian RXT car seat, for example, is designed with your child’s security and safety as top priorities. It’s made with premium materials and thoughtful safety features like a steel alloy frame, aluminum reinforced side walls, energy absorbing EPS foam, and a five-point harness put your mind at ease. Plus – three seats can fit comfortably across your back seat!


For the dad who loves to zone out!

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphone – Gold

Damage: $229

With up to 40 hours of battery life, Beats Solo3 Wireless is the perfect headphone for the music lovers in the house. With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 3 hours of playback. Enjoy award-winning Beats sound with Class 1 Bluetooth wireless listening freedom. The on-ear, cushioned ear cups are adjustable so you can customize your fit for all-day comfort.


For the child who loves animations!

Sony Pictures Animation Gift Set

Damage: $49.99

Now this is exciting – the fun and collectible limited edition Sony Pictures Animation lunchbox gift set! The super cool collection (which my 6-year-old son Kannonball loves) includes 10 Sony Pictures Animation favorites, all packaged within a usable lunchbox!

Titles include Surfs Up, The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2, Open Season, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Hotel Transylvania, Hotel Transylvania 2, Arthur Christmas, The Pirates! Band of Misfits!


For your teen daughter who loves to capture moments!

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera (Pink)

Damage: $56

The new, compact INSTAX Mini 8 color models preserve the ease of use and attractive design elements of the existing INSTAX Mini series. At the same time, the Mini 8 cameras offer new features and enhancements. You will instantly notice a slimmer and lighter body. This mode enables consumers to take brighter pictures with a soft look -perfect for portraits. The viewfinder has also been improved for enhanced subject viewing. Framing a shot becomes easier for the user with even greater clarity and improved visibility.


For your teen son who loves the action!

Xbox One S 500GB Console – Battlefield 1 Bundle

Damage: $288

Discover the world at war through an adventure-filled campaign or in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players on Xbox Live. Experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with High Dynamic Range. This bundle includes Xbox One S 500GB Console, full game download of Battlefield 1, one month of EA Access, Xbox Wireless Controller, HDMI cable (4K Capable), Power cable and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold Trial.


For the super creative kid:

Udoo Planet Girls Black Jet Newdo Beanie Playful Hat

Damage: $28

Designed for creative play, role play and dress up that inspires the imagination! 

Created by an accomplished toy designer, Udoo wearable beanie hats and mittens are far from boring! Each multi-functional plush hat is fun, colorful and can be styled several ways. The FlippMitz not only keep little fingers warm in the fall+winter but they also double as hand puppet toys. Kids choose from farm animals to household pets. Udoo’s multi-functional beanies and mittens help children explore their imagination and creativity- which can aid in overall cognitive development. 


For the little builder in your family!

Lux Interlocking Versatile Building Blocks Construction Set – 88 Piece (Small)

Damage: $29.99

With Lux’s patent-pending snap and lock hinge, builders are now freer than ever before to make structures which curve, bend, and move. Not only do the squares make circles and spheres, but they model machines, biological organisms, mathematical relationships, and enable a user to construct whatever architecture they want. Put the creative power of nature in your hands. This set kept my busy 6-year-old Kannonball busy for hours!


For those who love to wander!

Fire Tablet, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black

Damage: $49.99

Hey, mamas! The Fire Tablet is ideal for your family! Keep photos, movies, books, plus compatible apps and games with you using a microSD card slot to expand your tablet’s storage by up to 200 GB. Also, don’t be tethered to an outlet—with up to 7 hours of mixed use battery life, Fire gives you the flexibility to go wherever the day takes you.


For the little visionary!

Playhard Hero Factory – DIY Set 2

Damage: $20

Thrillingly designed and brimming with endless creative and pretend play potential, the Play Hard Hero DIY Action Figures Set is a brilliant beginning to the ultimate hero’s journey. Includes 2 superheroes, 12 markers – All packaged in a laser engraved wooden box with the chalkboard-painted interior!


Still ending with mama!

The snuggL Pillow

Damage: $69.99

Close your holiday shopping out with the snuggL pillow, which provides side sleepers with the ideal alignment of the spine reducing strain on the lower back, helping to alleviate and prevent back pain. Additionally, with its proprietary filling of hypoallergenic microgel fibers it adapts to your body’s specific needs, providing the ultimate in support and comfort.

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