Snarky Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Snarky Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Happy holidays! If you are like me you are still trying to find the “right” gift for your friends and family. This year I thought I would do things a little bit differently and highlight a few products that stood out for me in my never ending emails for holiday gift guide ideas!

1. Since, I am the snarky queen I had to put the Aunty Acid Books on this list. I received the Aunty Acid Office Manual a few months back and it is hysterical. If you don’t know Aunty Acid – you should! I share a lot of Aunty Acid’s snarky views on life and love the humor. So will you!
Makes a great gift, coffee table or even a bathroom reader!

Aunty Acid is the sassy senior created to give “the crazy old lady in all of us” a voice that can be heard from ten blocks away. She’s loud, annoying and spot on when it comes to speaking her mind. In her office manual she demanded that the manual show exactly what an office can throw at you and, more importantly, how to throw it right back!

Aunty Acid

Go get it!

Here are some “guydlines” from the book. I am sure you can relate to these especially now during the holiday season since people seem to be extra stupid.

“Meeting at 9:30? I’m sorry I can’t, that’s when I look at pictures of cats on the internet.”

“If my salary was calculated with regard to how many stupid people I have to deal with per week, I’d be retired within a month.”

“I didn’t go to work today because I was sick…sick of going to work.”

AUNTY ACID is created by GED BACKLAND and is brought to life by the team at the Backland Studio in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in Northern England.

What would you ask GED if you had the chance? Wouldn’t it be fun to ask him some questions about the books and humor? Leave me a comment and maybe he will just answer them.

There are a lot of books to choose from and you should check out the
Aunty Acid site for all of them!

Plus, there is a 2016 calendar out now that I need to get!

2. derma e®

I am a big fan of this line for so many reasons. It is all natural and suitable for all skin types. It never makes me break out either.
The scar gel is a must have in my medicine cabinet and works wonders on new and old scars. Plus, recently they released a natural makeup remover that won’t burn your eyes! Sound good? It is!


The derma e® Makeup Remover safely removes all kinds of makeup with gentle, fragrance-free, and oil-free ingredients. Effectively sweeps away waterproof mascara, longwear eye liner, transferproof lipstick and long-lasting face makeup. Chamomile and Cucumber extracts soothe, tighten and refresh. Eyebright extract shields skin from irritation. Bilberry extract promotes healthy looking skin. Green Tea delivers vital antioxidants. Suitable for all skin types and for those who wear contact lenses. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.

YES!! Love it.
These are great products and suitable for all types of skin.

Get yours here!

3. BetterBack

If you are anything like me your back is a pain in the neck! I sit at a computer so much that I suffer a lot. So, when BetterBack contacted me to try their product, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out. It rocks and the company is doing an amazing job with it! Check them out and give someone the gift of no back pain for the holidays by using BetterBack for just 15 minutes a day.



BetterBack sold $1.2M on Kickstarter in April and it’s an amazing product that helps people effortlessly sit in perfect posture at their desk, on a plane, while they meditate, etc. 

It can be thrown in a purse and makes every single chair ergonomic for just $59.  Eeeeeeveryone knows someone with back pain and it’s really the perfect holiday gift!

Thank you!

BetterBack here

4. Handpresso Pump

This is so cute! I love it. I travel a lot and this is a heaven sent for me! Introducing you to the Handpresso Pump Pop. It is a Portable espresso machine to drink Xtreme coffees! Woohoo! Yes please.

handpresso pump

Snarky fun.

They are young, pretty and colorful! The new Handpresso Pump Pop conveys joy and humor to the coffee world. Whether pink, apple green or sky blue on a white body, these funny and offbeat espresso machines will soon become a must for all your travels.

Mine is pink – obvi! Get yours here and make sure that you are awake all day long!


5. Dr. Scholl’s NEW DreamWalk Express Pedi Foot Smoother

With the winter here and the extreme cold temps my feet are taking a beating! How about you? I am a devout pedicure receiver and my feet thank me for it but sometimes it is hard to make time to get to the nails salon! Now, I can give myself my own pedi at home with the Dr. Scholl’s NEW DreamWalk Express Pedi Foot Smoother.

I can give myself my own pedi at home with the Dr. Scholl’s NEW DreamWalk Express Pedi Foot Smoother.


I can’t wait to receive this item and will keep you updated on how it works! I am hoping it makes my feet as soft as it says it will! YAY.
• No sharp blades or soaking required
• Replacement Roller Heads allow for extended product usage
Dr. Scholl’s NEW DreamWalk Express Pedi Foot Smoother

Dr. Scholl’s

6. Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

I could use this right now! If you are looking for an escape to paradise this would be my recommendation! I am lucky that this hotel is located down the street from me and is my choice for any occasion. Recently, I was given an exclusive viewing of the new casitas at the Resort and they are beautiful.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa


Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

The spa is unreal and the setting is absolutely gorgeous.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Plus, the Chef Beau MacMillian is the Executive Chef at the Elements restaurant! Delicious!

Chef Beau Mac

Chef Beau Mac Rocks!

Go on and splurge!

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa

Hope some of these help in the shopping quest for a perfect gift!

Wishing all of you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Thank you to all of these companies for providing me with products and more to review.

But before you go…

And here are a few more of my favorites things with a few discounts as a present!

Bailey44 -Super cute clothes. Trust me.

BAILEY44 Up to 50% Off End of Season Sale Starts Now

Gilt Groupe – Labels you love.

Planet Blue – A must stop shop for me while in LA! But, you can buy online.

Stuart Weitzman –Stylish shoes and super comfy.

Bark Box – You can’t forget your dogs!! And tell them Teddy Brewski sent you.

Happy shopping!

**Stay snarky my friends!**

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4 Responses to Snarky Holiday Gift Guide 2015

  1. Jackie December 18, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    Thank you for this list Melanysguydlines. I often stay at the Sanctuary and didn’t know that they had done some remodeling. It was beautiful before so I can just imagine.
    I really have to try the Dr. Scholl’s foot smoother. My feet are a mess right now.
    Love your site and your insight. Ha. Ha

    • Melany December 18, 2015 at 9:34 am #

      ahhh! thanks so much! Hope these helped!!

  2. Shawna December 19, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    Because of you and another time that you wrote about the dermae, I tried it. I have to tell you that it is wonderful. I had some moles removed and they were leaving little scars so I decided to try it. I can’t say enough.

    BTW, I am going to ask for the Dr. Scholls thing for Xmas.

    • Melany December 23, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

      Oh that is awesome! So happy to hear that it worked for you! Happy holidays!!

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