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A Holiday Gift Guide For The Mami Boss in Your Life

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I cannot believe the start of the 2018 Holiday Shopping Season is here. Have you started your shopping yet? I honestly haven’t, but I have been thinking about it! The pressure is on. I am sure you are getting bombarded with a million emails with deals galore, which might have you feeling a little overwhelmed. So to lessen the burden and help you, i’m sharing with you the gifts every Mami Boss in your life wants for the Holidays!

Gifts For The Mami Boss

The Erin Condren Planner

Between business hours, business meetings, business development activities, and life… it is extremely important to stay organized. I tend to put everything in my phone and set alarms. However, I also like to see and feel what I have to do for the week. My favorite planner is the Life Planner by Erin Condren. I love that it can be customized to the way I like and has space for everything! Currently they have a Black Friday Deal which goes from 11/23/2018 to 11/25/2018. They will also have a Cyber Monday Deal which will go from 11/26/2018 to 11/28/2018.

A Mobile Device / Tablet Holder

If you are an entrepreneur, social media is most likely an integral part of your life. With today’s society and technology, you must be willing to put yourself out there and it is usually in the form of pictures, stories and lives. If you are a solo entrepreneur, it is hard to video yourself so a device holder is necessary. I personally bought this iKross Mount Stand (iPad Holder) And love it. It is lightweight, compact and it easily holds my iPad Pro (the bigger one).

Blue Light Glasses

I recently read an article in the Harvard Health Publishing about blue light. I learned what blue light is and how it can affect the body. Working from home and constantly being on my phone/iPad/laptop (especially at night when the girls are in bed), I realized my exposure is on the higher side. So… in an effort to make sure I take care of myself, I went to Amazon (because who doesn’t love Amazon 😆) and purchased these TIJN Eyewear Blue Light Blocking Glasses to use during my work night hours. I am so happy these glasses came quickly and I LOVE how they look 😍.

Tools for Business Development

As an entrepreneur, there is ALWAYS room to grow, learn and develop your business. Books, workshops and courses are great tools for an entrepreneur, however they can get expensive. I know I would love a gift to help my business and I am sure other entrepreneurs would love one too. Here are some of my top suggestions:

  • IG Envy – This is the perfect gift for the woman who is ready to set & conquer the rest of her 2018 Goals and set herself up for 2019. It will… help her to build her brand presence and network with soulful CEOs; increase her sales and put more money in her pocket; provide her monthly training & inspiration to create a Life & Business she LOVES; and it will help her earn recurring 50% commissions on anyone she refers. Being a part of IG Envy has definitely been worth the investment as it has taught me a lot and pushed me out of my comfort zone. Click Here to Learn More.

  • Wine & Write Vision Board Event hosted by Path 2 Purpose – Treat the Lady Boss in your life to an afternoon of envisioning goals, strategizing, making plans and taking action while enjoying wine and appetizers. All materials are included and there are 3 locations to choose from (Simsbury 12/15, Hamden 12/16, Trumbull 12/29). Use the code “Vision1” for $10 off your ticket (I will be at the Trumbull event). If you are not local, you can always google to see if there is an event close to you. Click Here To Register.

  • The Invisible System with Brie Sodano from Sheep to Shark – If you aren’t familiar with Brie, let me introduce you. She works with people that work hard and make a good salary, but still struggle with money. The financial gurus don’t take real life situations into consideration, especially when telling us how to put budgets or cash envelop systems into place. Brie Sodano does and has developed the The Invisible System which is a method that takes the real world and our imperfections into consideration. On average, her clients find $500-$1500 per month that was disappearing (I found $500). They start saving money and break the cycle of scarcity. Brie’s training will change the way you think about money! I want to help her reach her goal of helping 1 million women improve their money situation because she has helped me. This course is so worth the investment! Click Here To Purchase The Invisible System.

  • Tammy Gibson Online – Tammy Gibson offers 3 programs that can transform your online business and on Black Friday she is offering them at 50% off through 11/26/2018. Click Here To See Tammy’s Programs which include:
    • ‘Gram It, Girl! – Use instagram to make money with less thank 1000 followers.
    • Project Super Fan – turn your social media followers into ready-to-buy email subscribers.
    • Project Blog – the profitable business of blogging.

  • Profit Passion Academy’s [Instant 101] Set-Up to Stand Out – Cassie help’s you set up your profitable business instagram page in 7 days or less!! With social media being so overwhelming at times, this is great for any entrepreneur. Profit Passion Academy’s Instagram course was just the training I needed to take my IG profile to the next level. The units within the course made me think about everything about my Instagram profile from the importance of the bio to the color scheme used and more. Cassie was very responsive to my many emails and really helped me understand what I was doing and find my path. I am now confident in what I am doing and know I am headed in the right direction. Click Here to Register.


I can’t write a gift guide and not include some amazing Beautycounter products… and yes this is a shameless self plug ;-). You see, as an entrepreneur the hours can be long and hard as you work to build your business. This leaves little time for self-care. However, self-care is extremely important! Here are my top Beautycounter picks to help the Mami Boss with a little self-care:

  • Instant Awakening Trio – A must have for revealing radiant skin, perking up tired eyes and creating an all-over glowing complexion. It includes the Overnight Resurfacing Peel, Instant Glow Illuminating Cream and the Eye Revive Cooling Masks (4 pieces).

  • Best of Beautycounter – This set contains four best sellers formulated to hydrate, purify, brighten and balance the skin and all sized to fit easily into your toiletry bag. With this set you get the Cleansing Balm (an absolute must have), the Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion, our No.1 Brightening Facial Oil and the No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask.

  • Mini Lip Gloss Vault – A little lip gloss goes a long way (at least it does for me). This 10-piece collection of limited-shade editions and customer favorites, has a shade to suit every look. Plus… it it provides conditioning moisture and high-impact shine with no stickiness!

{If you shop Beautycounter… I would love if you make sure you select me as your consultant … Michelle Barzallo.}

It’s Time to Shop!

I hope you find this Holiday Guide for the Mami Boss in your life helpful. You can also check out my Holiday Guide From Last Year for more ideas. Now tell me… what other gifts do you think a Mami Boss would enjoy? Let me know in the comments.



My name is Michelle and I am the wife of the hardest working man I know, the Mami of 4 beautiful and AMAZING kids (3 girls and 1 boy) and a Pathologists’ Assistant turned Stay at Home Mami turned Owner and Creative Director of Mami Works Design Studio, LLC. I am super excited to share my experiences and learn from you. As women/moms/entrepreneurs, we must stick together and support each other!

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    1. Starting the year right can make so much of a difference! It’s amazing how quickly the time goes right after Halloween… you blink and it’s Christmas! Good luck with your shopping!

  1. Such an amazing gift guide! I’m definitely getting my mom girl wash your face! I read it and loved it. I’ve told her about it countless times, it didn’t cross my mind once to get it for her!

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