Michigan Mama’s Product Faves (Holiday Edition 2022)

Michigan Mama’s Product Faves (Holiday Edition 2022)

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Welcome to December! It’s so hard to believe we are already in the holiday season and Christmas is just around the corner!

For this segment of Michigan Mama’s Product Faves, I got to try out some awesome products that I think will also make great gifts! Check them out!

Rustic Elements Soap

I received samples of Rustic Elements Soaps ($6.99 each value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Rustic Elements offers minimalist natural care products.  They have a line of soaps with just 4 ingredients!

All of their products are:

  • Made in the USA
  • Contain zero chemicals
  • Contain zero preservatives

The ingredient list on their boxes is incredibly short and simple which is a healthier alternative to the chemically packed products we usually see.

They also offer soap and sugar scrub gift set which includes 3 natural and vegan bar soaps, a fair trade lavender sugar scrub, a Texas grown natural loofah, and a soap dish made of reclaimed wood from Oregon.

I have mentioned in previous posts that I have extremely sensitive skin so I can only use soaps of the fairest ingredients. I’m excited to say that Rustic Elements soaps are gentle and have subtle scents. I received two handmade bar soaps:

  1. Invigorating Orange and Hibiscus
  2. Radiant Rose

I love both of them! My hubby loves the orange and hibiscus. He said it’s indeed invigorating and refreshing. And he’s picky about bar soaps as well. I love the advantages of both bars. They are simple and feel like a healing soap. So good!

I would like to thank the folks over at Rustic Elements for offering me samples to try out. They are amazing and highly recommended! Definitely check them out! These would also make the perfect stocking stuffer!

You can follow and stay up to date with Rustic Elements on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tik Tok!

Banana Phone

I received a Banana Phone ($39.99  value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

A banana phone? Yes! And why not? It’s really just a lot of fun. Life is too serious, and this would make a fun gift for teens and adults alike.


The banana-shaped phone connects easily to Bluetooth. You can make phone calls or just listen to your favorite music. Here are some other fun features:

  • 20 hour talk time
  • 120 hour Idle time
  • Connects to iPhone and Android via Bluetooth
  • Rechargeable via micro USB (cable included)

You can learn more about their story here.

The best part is 1% of all revenue is donated to gearing up for Gorillas to support Gorilla Conservation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo while working with 1% for the Planet!

The packaging is a lot of fun too.

My girls played around with this amazing product and it is fantastic! It’s also fun to see them talk on the phone using the product. Remember back in the day when we would take a real banana and pretend it was a phone? Anyone? Just me? LOL!

I highly recommend this product. If you would like to learn more and stay up to date, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Elegear Christmas Lighted Gift Boxes

I received Christmas Lighted Gift Boxes ($33.99 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.


Are you looking for unique and festive Christmas decor this year? I was so excited to be introduced to Christmas Lighted Gift Boxes to put under the tree by Elegear on Amazon!

These adorable lighted gift boxes are made of metal and glittering ribbons and 60 LED lights!

Here are other great features:

  • 8 modes and timing function
  • Comes in a set of 3 plug-in light up boxes
  • Super bright and durable

The Christmas Lighted Gift Boxes come in three styles:

  1. Glitter
  2. Multicolor
  3. Plush

Here are pics of the Glitter and Plush to give you an idea:



Such great choices depending on your Christmas decor theme this year. I received the multicolor which is perfect for our theme. We are doing multicolor Christmas lights with a variety of ornaments, and it displays beautifully with our set up.

I would like to thank the folks over at Elegear for giving me the opportunity to try out their amazing Christmas boxes. My whole family loves them. Highly recommended!!

In celebration of the season, you can get 10% off at checkout with code: EJSNBZEI. Expires December 10, 2027! This discount is available for whatever style of Christmas boxes you choose.



Old Trapper Original Deli Style Beef Sticks

I received Old Trapper beef sticks ($14.00 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Let’s kick off the holiday season where a hunting or fishing trip has never been easier…in the snack department! Old Trapper has the perfect snack for any kind of activity! Their 15-ounce family-sized bag of jerky offers the perfect, easy, and keto-friendly snack to take on any day out on the water, out hunting, or camping with friends or family! It’s the perfect shareable snack! And makes a great stocking stuffer too!

Old Trapper continues to cater to this growing keto market with its line of authentic meat snacks. The new Jalapeno and Teriyaki 15-ounce Deli-Style Beef Sticks are the newest taste temptations to be added. Each serving of both new flavors contains only 2 grams of total carbohydrates with 9 grams of protein making them the perfect keto-friendly snack.

These beef deli sticks are a hit in my house. They have the classic flavor that makes you hungry for more! They come in a resealable bag for easy storing in any snack pantry or travel bag.

You can currently purchase these yummy snacks on Amazon for $14 for a 15 oz. bag.

I would like to thank the folks over at Old Trapper for sending us over some samples to try. My family loves the beef sticks and highly recommends them!

Stay up to date with Old Trapper on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Kasel Krafts

I received samples of Kasel Krafts ($20.00 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Image courtesy of Kasel Krafts

Are you looking for gifts that involves your child not utilizing a screen? Check out Kasel Krafts!

These screen-free sensory play kits are sure to spark imagination and provide lots of fun. Definitely mother approved and as a former preschool teacher, I definitely think this is the perfect gift option.

I received 2 jars of certified non-toxic Kasel Krafts signature sensory dough and a dough roller with the kit. Christmas and Pirate themed.

Themed items go with each kit. The kit theme options include:

  • Halloween
  • Dinosaurs
  • Construction
  • Flower Garden
  • Unicorn
  • Pizzeria

and more!

dough to go

The sensory kits are designed for ages 3+.

This product is highly recommended! I also love that it was created by a fellow mom. You can check out her full story here.

Stay up to date with Kasel Krafts on Instagram and Facebook.

Basecamp Cards

I received Basecamp playing cards ($17.95 each value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Image Courtesy of Basecamp Card Co.

Do you love playing cards and unique questions? I recently received three versions of Basecamp Card Co.’s playing cards. I received:

  • Original Edition
  • Second Edition
  • Kids Edition

These are great conversational card decks that make communication simpler, more meaningful, and memorable. The Basecamp Cards range from thought-provoking to goofy.


All of the cards come in a cute tin case and are water resistant.

Did you know that for every deck of cards sold, one tree is planted? You can read their story here.

I would like to thank the folks over at Basecamp Card Co. for sending over all three editions to try out. They are fantastic! I can’t wait to take these up to our cabin for some family time. These will be a hit I’m sure!

You can stay up to date with Basecamp Card Co. on Instagram!

Kids Crafts: LeadHER and InnovateHER Collection for Girls

I received samples of Kids Crafts girls collections ($114.96 value) in exchange for this product’s fave segment. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

“Our woman-owned company is on a mission to expose girls to the stories of mighty women who have trailblazed a path before them. Through our crafts, girls have the opportunity to learn the stories of these remarkable women and create a tangible keepsake to remind them to be a trailblazer and not a spectator. Our craft kits are perfect for tweens ages 8+ and are the perfect gifts to include in your 2022 Holiday Gift Guides. We are proud to say that in 2022 we have donated over $35,000 in craft kits to organizations working to empower girls.”


Their LeadHER™ collection introduces pre-teen girls ages, 7-12, to mighty trailblazing women like Frida Kahlo, Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart, and Rosa Parks, while creating a lasting, year-round, keepsake that can be displayed proudly in their room.

Their Kids Crafts Kits:

Provide an educational story – each kit tells the story of a wise leader, providing the opportunity for girls to learn how to step into their power.

– Challenge girls to think like LeadHERs – Their kits include thoughtful discussion questions that encourage girls to chase their dreams and use their voice for change.

– Give back – for every purchase made, they donate a portion of the proceeds to organizations working to empower girls across the globe.

– Are inspiring – Through learning about our mighty women, girls get the chance to see themselves in their stories and know they are capable of anything.


Let’s show our girls how to be entrepreneurs! 

Their modern InnovateHER craft kits are designed to spark your girl’s creativity while creating an opportunity for her to earn some extra spending money while creating her own business. This collection is perfect to jumpstart their first business.

Each craft kit features everything she’ll need to construct, package, and sell the handmade crafts she creates.

They also include a Mighty Girl Biz Plan (think of it as a business plan for pre-teens) to get her thinking like a boss. Because lemonade stands are so last century!

They also have a fabulous CreateHER collection where girls can create and have fun!

From the LeadHER collection I received:

  • Care Like Gretta Eco-Friendly Glass Water Bottle and Sticker Kit
  • Create Like Frida Self-Portrait Mirror Painting Kit
  • Discover Like Maria Bead Stair Pom-Pom Mobile Kraft Kit

From the InnovateHER collection I received:

  • Make and Sell Cupcake Topper Kit

I absolutely love the concept of these collections and how it encourages girls to be creative all while learning about successful women in history.

They have been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Good Housekeeping 2022 Best Toys Award! So amazing!!

I would like to thank the folks over at Kid Crafts for giving me the opportunity to try out their kits. I think girls 8+ will love them. In fact, my 13-year-old is pretty intrigued and my 16-year-old baker, loves the cupcake topper idea! Maybe this will inspire her to start her own business. 😉

The offer Free Shipping in U.S.

You can learn more about Kids Crafts and stay up to date on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.


Lindsey Jenn

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