Holiday Gifts Invented By Women
We love a good story about an amazing invention that turns someone's life around and makes them into a millionaire. It's especially fun when the inventor is someone unexpected, like a stay-at-home mom or a grandmother with a dream. It's all about coming up with a great idea and then having the vision and perseverance to see it though.
So, with the holidays approaching and that gift shopping still unfinished, we thought we'd bring you ten amazing gift ideas, each of which has an inspiring and surprising backstory. Maybe someone on your list would like some Hugrz, a Pouchee or some Footzy Folds.
What are these crazy-sounding doo-hickeys? We thought you'd never ask!
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Do you know someone who is always losing their keys? This ingenious little device -- called <a href="http://www.finderskeypurse.com">Finders KeyPurse</a> -- works with any bag to keep your keys immediately accessible by fastening onto the edge of the bag. There are lots of styles to choose from and some even have a slide-top attachment for your lip balm. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/27/finders-key-purse_n_1533626.html">Read the back story</a>
Designed by Renee Claire, <a href="http://www.bedheadpjs.com">BedHead Pajamas</a> offer a sophisticated and tailored take on classic pajamas, robes and nightshirts. The wide selection of styles for women, men, kids and tweens guarantess you'll find something perfect for that special someone. And who doesn't love some cute pajamas? <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/23/it-aint-over-from-waiting_n_1536891.html">Read the back story</a>
Hugrz Boot Wraps
Want to keep your feet warm in the winter without sacrificing style? Try <a href="http://www.huggrz.com">Huggrz</a> boot wraps. They come in a variety of styles -- from knits to faux fur -- and can be worn over any shoe or boot. Just slip them on for a whole new look with a whole lot of warmth. They can even be accessorized to express you own personal sense of style. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/deb-miller-huggrz-_n_1307962.html?utm_hp_ref=it-aint-over">Read the back story</a>
Tired of walking around in those painful high heels? Then you should have some <a href="http://www.footzyfolds.com">Footzy Folds</a> in your purse! Designed to roll up for easy storage in your handbag, the shoes come in a wide variety of styles for every occasion. Love these! <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/11/two-sisters-make-millions_n_1901662.html">Read the back story</a>.
Do you or someone you know have a bag that you absolutely love, but it has no pockets? No problem. Just insert a <a href="http://www.pouchee.com">Pouchee</a> into the bag for instant organization. Then, when it's time to switch bags, you pull the Pouchee out and move onto the next bag. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/pouchee-invention-marlo-thomas-it-aint-over_n_2146679.html?utm_hp_ref=it-aint-over">Read the back story</a>.
Smashing Golf & Tennis Wear
Wouldn't it be great if you could buy stylish tennis and golf outfits that had Spanx-style slimming wear built right in? Well, now you can! <a href="http://www.smashingonline.com/">Smashing Golf & Tennis</a> clothes help slim and shape to keep you looking your best on the tennis court or the golfing greens. You'll look great and no one will be the wiser. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/marlo-thomas-it-aint-over-smashing-golf-and-tennis_n_1955970.html?utm_hp_ref=it-aint-over">Read the back story</a>
The Card Cubby
Looking for a stylish way to organize all those gift, discount, loyalty and frequent buyer cards? And what can you do with all those coupons you've clipped? Try the <a href="http://www.cardcubby.com">Card Cubby</a>. There are lots of different styles and sizes to choose from so you can get everything organized with your own mini filing cabinet to go! <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/05/she-cashed-in-her-401k-to_n_1638517.html">Read the back story</a>.
Stylized Medical ID Bracelets
Do you know someone who wears a medical ID bracelet? Surprise them by transforming that dull silver bracelet into something truly stylish. At <a href="http://www.HopePaige.com">Medical ID Marketplace</a>, you can choose from a wide variety of styles for both men and women, or you can even customize your own design. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/05/marlo-thomas-it-aint-over-her-crafty-hobby-is-saving-lives-and-making-millions_n_1828641.html?utm_hp_ref=it-aint-over">Read the back story</a>
Love the look of tights but hate the cold toes? Do you find yourself wearing big, bulky socks over your tights and inside your boots? Well, now you can buy <a href="http://www.bootights.com/">Bootights</a> -- stylish hosiery with a warm sock built right into the premium tights. There are lots of styles to choose from and they'll keep your feet cushioned, cozy and comfy whether you're wearing ankle boots or thigh-highs. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/26/bootights-shelby-mason-marlo-thomas-it-aint-over_n_2193308.html?utm_hp_ref=marlothomas&ir=Marlo%20Thomas">Read the back story</a>.
The Paint Pen
Do you have a do-it-yourself kind of person on your gift list this year? Maybe a <a href="http://www.slobproof.com/">Paint Pen</a> would be the perfect stocking stuffer. When you paint a room, just fill the pen with the leftover paint and store it away. Then, when you see those little scuffs and marks beginning to appear on the walls, just grab your pen and draw right over the marks. No cans, no brushes, no hassle! <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/messy-kids-inspire-a-million-dollar-idea_n_1878774.html?utm_hp_ref=it-aint-over">Read the back story</a>