Mama’s Gift Guide & $300 Value Giveaway!

Embracing the seasons of motherhood often means blessing others who have spiritually and physically mothered and mentored me, rather than focusing on my own season. I love surprising these dear ladies with a special gift and note just to show my appreciation. What better occasion than in the coming month, with Mother’s Day approaching?

I have also wanted to bless you, dear reader. I have appreciated your support and community over the years. So, I have collected together some of my favorite mama/family-owned businesses to provide you with a suggested gift-giving guide with discounts, and an awesome giveaway!

Each business represented here in our gift guide are items that I have used around our home, and given as gifts myself. When you purchase from these small companies, you will bless not only your recipient, but also the families of each business.

The winner of this giveaway will win the giveaway prize offered by each sponsor in the gift guide, totaling approximately a $300 value! Two “runner-up” winners will each receive a year-long membership to Plan to Eat!

If you would like to print out this gift guide for your reference, use the Print Friendly link at the bottom of this post. (If you are reading this in your email, you will need to click through to the blog post.) It will give you the option of not printing photos, if you prefer. (Then, I suppose Mama could leave it strategically sitting around the house as a gift-giving hint, too, right? ahem.)

There is something here for everyone, whether she prefers a cup of coffee or tea, a bit of pampering, getting organized, cooking, preparing for baby, or making her own DIY products! These are wonderful, usable items, instead of “cluttery” stuff and knick-knacks.

Take a moment to browse through the sponsors’ websites, and share about this giveaway with your friends! They’d love your support.

MadeOn Skin Care

Website // Facebook // e-Newsletter

Skin care products and Hard Lotion for dry skin.

Discount Code: FGGuide2013 {15% off through 5/31/13}

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: 3 Pack Dry Skin Care (retail $20.75), which includes a family size Beesilk hard lotion bar, a pocket size Beesilk hard lotion bar and a natural lip balm. Ingredients: beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil.

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Babyworks

Website // Facebook

Natural baby products, specializing in Cloth Diapering

DISCOUNT CODE: FG30 {$5 off purchase over $30, through 4/30/13}

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: Medium Size “Planet Wise” Wet Bag, gender-neutral print (perfect for anyone with swim gear, traveling with shoes, as well as diapers!)

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Avodah Coffee

Website // Facebook

Our purpose is to combine our passion for coffee with our passion for missional living.  We desire to offer upscale luxury quality coffee at an everyday affordable price, and make the world a better place through our business.

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: Three 8 oz bags of winner’s choice or most popular coffees.

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Crunchy Mamas

Website // Facebook

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: 1 bottle Smelly Face Serum ($19 value)

Smelly Face is an earthy smelling all-in-one facial moisturizer that is perfect for any skin type.  It contains a blend of organic oils meant to target various skin problems.  We use nothing artificial – NO fragrances, NO dyes, NO GMO’s, and NO preservatives.  You’re going to love it!

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Savvy Teas & Herbs

Website // Facebook

Discount Code: SAV10 {10% off through 4/30/13}

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: $25 Gift Certificate

Select from a wide range of bulk herbs and staples (including Bentonite Clay, Dark Cocoa, and Red Raspberry Leaf), delicious and medicinal tea blends, quality kitchen accessories, and more!  Your health is our passion.

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Plan to Eat

Website // Facebook // Twitter

Eating at home should be easier. Plan to Eat is an online menu planner that uses your recipes, scheduled for the days you want them. It automatically makes your grocery list, organized the way you like to shop, using the recipes you’ve selected. Plan to Eat makes it easier to eat real food, prepared at home, with your family gathered around your own table.
Eat real food. Eat together. Plan to Eat.com. Sign up for a free 30-Day Trial!

Discount Code: SimpleSustainable {30% off an annual membership, through 8/14/13}

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: 1 of 3 Year-Long Memberships

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Jenuinely Pure

Website // Facebook // Twitter

We believe what you put on your body has a tremendous impact on your health and our mission is to provide you with excellent products you can use with confidence. Select from natural home cleaners, products for face, body, and baby, plus lovely gift sets!

Discount Code: FG15 {15% off through 5/12/13}

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: $25 Gift Certificate

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Redeeming Beauty Minerals

Website // Google+ // Facebook

Sophisticated | Exotic | Unique | because Beauty is more than skin deep.

No talc, bismuth oxychloride, preservatives, petroleum products, fragrance oils, chemicals, dyes, or allantoin. Only minerals. Safe for sensitive skin. And I love personalizing your makeup palette for your complexion- just ask!

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: $20 Shopping Spree (plus shipping!)

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Cultures for Health

Website // Facebook // Google+ // Pinterest // Twitter // YouTube

Where healthy food starts: 300+ Products to support a Real Food lifestyle!

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: 1 Sprout Sack Combo, which includes 8 oz organic pea sprout seeds, 8 oz organic mung bean sprout seeds, sprout sack, & growing instruction sheet.

The Sprout Sack Kit sprouting bags are great for easy sprouting of beans and grains. Simply dip sprouting sacks in water to rinse, then hang the sprout sacks to dry! These sprouting sacks are great for camping/hiking or anyone who enjoys sprouts on the go.

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Graham Gardens

Website // Facebook

Supremely gentle, amazingly simple and effective, our BabyBird products are crafted from primarily organic, nut-free oils and have been proven effective by our customers!

Discount Code: WholesomeMama30 {30% off item total from website through 5/15/13}

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: 1 BabyBird Gift Basket, including BabyBird Body Oil, BabyBird Butter Bar, BabyBird Tailfeathers Zinc Cream, BabyBird Powder

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Ashley Brandes // DoTerra Essential Oils

Website

As moms, we are always looking for the best ways to take care of our children. DoTerra Oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) so nothing else is in that bottle other than what is on the label. I feel totally comfortable using them on myself, my children, and even my pets.

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: 1 “Intro to Essential Oils kit” – includes lavender, lemon and peppermint essential oils ($26.67 retail value)

These are 3 of my favorite oils: Lemon is a wonderful way to lightly detox your body. Lavender is my favorite to use on my kids’ scrapes. Peppermint is awesome at getting rid of my headaches and lifting my mood. If you want more ideas to use this kit, here’s a link to 101 uses!

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A Natural Essential

Website

A Natural Essential is a home-based small company pursuing a healthy, affordable way of providing home-made, small, fresh batches of body care products for you to enjoy and love! A very small ingredient list. Clean, fresh, healthy, natural, healing, essential.

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: One 4 oz. jar of all natural body lotion, 2 oz. tin of Breathe salve, and a jar of Body Silk Lemon Whip or Chocolate Mousse

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Aunt Mae’s Handmade Soap

Aunt Mae’s Handmade Soap

Website

Mae’s Handcrafted Natural Soaps are made in small batches to ensure the highest quality. Tallow is used for the hardness & gentleness it imparts to the bar, making your bars long-lasting and gentle to your skin. I include olive oil for additional gentleness and a touch of coconut oil for fluffy lather.

Mae’s proprietary formula produces a soap which is very gentle, not drying and has great long-lasting lather! Mae’s soap does not become mushy as do all-vegetable-oil based soaps. Using a scrubby in the shower produces an ultra rich lather.

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: 4 bars of Soap and one Soap Saver Bag in winner’s choice of current scents & colors in stock

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Redmond Trading

Redmond Trading // Earthpaste // Redmond Clay

People consume Redmond Clay to support healthy digestion, detoxification, mineral supplementation, and countless other areas of health. Externally, Redmond Clay is often applied to stings, burns, cuts, and countless other uses.

Our bath salt is so natural you can eat it!  Due to its abundance of natural trace minerals, Redmond Bath Salt provides many healing properties for the skin and body.  Toxins are released from the body into the bath water through osmosis, while trace minerals from the sea salt are absorbed through the skin. If you like, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils for a customized soothing experience.

GIVEAWAY PRIZE: 1 Spa Gift Set, including a jar of Redmond Clay, a jar of Bath Salt, a Facial Mud tube and a tube of Earthpaste.

To enter the giveaway, just fill out the simple entry form below.

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No purchase necessary. Giveaway ends April 21, 2013. Winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and notified by email.
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