The Gift Idea I Almost Forgot

The Gift Idea I Almost Forgot


It’s time for a confession. A few years ago Scott and I decided to put ourselves first. We started tracking our food intake, exercising regularly and really focusing on us. We lost the equivalent of what our kids weighed at the time and it felt great. I had energy and was happy. I even went shopping for new clothes and got rid of the ones that made me feel frumpy. That’s a pretty big deal because I hate shopping for clothes.

Since that time, things have gotten hectic. The kids’ schedules keep us on our toes (and in a car) a lot. Dinners are difficult and often rushed. Fast food is on the menu more often than I care to admit. As you can see by all the content we have been creating here, things at SahmReviews have been busy. We spend more than a typical 40 hour work week trying to coordinate everything that needs to be done to make a website successful. Over the past couple months, we’ve put together a variety of gift ideas for you including multiple items in the following categories:

We break down some of the best family games of 2016 that certainly should be in your collection! -  2016 was such a great year for family games that one list wasn't enough! Here's the highly anticipated 2016 Family Games Gift Guide - Part 2! -  Stocking stuffers! Sometimes the hardest things to buy. Here are our favorite games and toys, all under $20 and guaranteed to fit in almost any stocking! -  There aren't many things more fun than sitting down with family and playing a great card game. Here's a handful of ideas in our annual Gift Guide! -  Among our favorite types of games are ones where you roll dice. This year we've put together a must-have dice game list for every collection! -  Finding good games for your next party can be difficult. Check out our 2016 Party Games Gift Guide for a dozen games that support large groups! -  Family games are great, but sometimes we want something a bit more strategic. Here are our picks of board games for the teens and adult kids in the family! -  So many choices for young kids in the game aisle. These are our picks for gifts that will certainly please! Check out our Games for Younger Kids Gift Guide! -  So many choices for young kids in the toy aisle. These are our picks for gifts that will certainly please! Check out our Toys for Younger Kids Gift Guide! -  Toys and games don't have to be just about fun. They can also offer a learning experience. Like these 12 items in our 2016 S.T.E.M. Holiday Gift Guide! -  It may be the middle of winter, but that doesn't mean we can't start thinking about going outside! Check out our 2016 Outdoor Activities Gift Guide! -  Buying for a significant other (or yourself) can be daunting. Here are a few ideas for home & electronics gifts in our annual Gift Guide! -
We’ve been so busy that we forgot about putting ourselves first. The weight we lost back then… well, we found it again.

Then came the snow. As if things weren’t crazy enough, Jack Frost decided to show up and grace us with lots and lots of snow. Yay, Iowa. (Yes, that was sarcastic.)

When you put too much strain on your body, a deep tissue massager can help. -

For those in warmer climates, that means shoveling all that white stuff off the driveway and sidewalks. It’s not an option; it’s the law. Want to know what I realized? My now-out-of-shape body doesn’t much care for all the heavy lifting. While some snow is fluffy, the stuff the snowplow pushes onto the end of your driveway never is. It’s the hardest stuff to lift and in the process of trying to help Scott get it shoveled recently, I did something to my back. To say I was miserable would be putting it mildly.

As I wobbled around the house slouched over like an 80 year old woman, I struggled to find something to make me feel better. A hot bath, ibuprofen and heating pads just weren’t cutting it. Then I realized a deep tissue massage was what I really needed and Wahl had just the gadget to do the trick.

A Wahl Deep Tissue Massager is a great gift for health and wellness. -

With a combination of interchangeable heads and variable intensity control, the Wahl Deep Tissue Massager is one of the most powerful handheld massagers on the market. It has the ability to work a large muscle area or pinpoint small areas. In my case, a little of each since I wasn’t sure what I did and where I did it. Pretty much a huge portion of my back and side were perpetually screaming at me.

A Wahl Deep Tissue Massager is a great gift for health and wellness. -

The Wahl Deep Tissue Massager relieves muscle tension, reduces pain intensity, decreases swelling and improves recovery. Even better, it is available at home so I can fit it into my schedule – unlike trying to make arrangements to visit a chiropractor or massage therapist. Because with all the work we have going on, fitting anything else into the schedule is not going to happen.

A Wahl Deep Tissue Massager is a great gift for health and wellness. -

And why am I telling you all this? Because over the course of our gift guides I told you about so many items, including compression socks for exercise and bikes, as people prepare their New Year’s resolutions and new health goals. What I didn’t recall were all the aches and pains I experienced when I started new fitness routines… until I hurt my back shoveling snow. Yes, being active is important. Unfortunately, it can take a toll on your body.

In addition to all the other gift ideas I provided, this is another one! If you or one of your gift recipients has fitness, losing weight and health on their New Year’s Resolution list, then a Wahl Deep Tissue Massager is a viable gift option. Whether they overdo their exercise routine and need a way to loosen and relax their muscles or want to create a massage regimen to enhance blood flow and decrease inflammation, their bodies will thank you.

Wahl Deep Tissue Massagers are available at most major retailers including Amazon. Connect with Wahl Wellness on Facebook for wellness advice. In addition to our regular prizes in the 100+ Days of Giveaways, we’re giving an additional opportunity to win a Wahl Deep Tissue Massager right here!

What benefit of a massager most appeals to you?

Wahl Deep Tissue Massager

This post has been sponsored by Wahl Home Products®. I was provided with product at no charge to sample in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Wahl Home Products® and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.


About Nicole

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

31 comments on «The Gift Idea I Almost Forgot»

  1. Sarah Reed says:

    Relief of pain. I have chronic back pain and it is always a challenge to manage it. The best thing I have right now is a pillow that has heat, vibration and shiatsu massager in it. But it only gets my lower back.

  2. I need to get my hands on one of those, I have had a headache for 3 days now and I am sure that this would help!
    What a great gift idea!

  3. Brian R says:

    Relief of pain. My wife has many issues with chronic migraines and now some nerve sensitivity in her wrist. I would love to try and help with this prize.

  4. Shelby St. Germain says:

    The fact that it increases bloodflow and helps with inflammation

  5. brody says:

    release that lactic acid

  6. shannon fowler says:

    i love that it helps with inflammation. I’m either injured or sore frequently. My fiancé also has difficulty with his back. This would really help us.

  7. Victoria Scott says:

    After 3 pregnancies, my lower back is shot. This would give me some much needed relief!

  8. Carl says:

    Muscles finally relaxing around my arthritis and kyphosis

  9. Kayla Klontz says:

    This could help relieve so much of my pain! My head always hurts! I believe this could help with this and with my back as well!

  10. dinah says:


  11. Christina Sparks says:

    I like that it relives muscle tension, I have a lot of tension and I am sure this would help.

  12. cheryl s says:

    I’d love this for my sore shoulders and back from sleeping wrong

  13. Aaron Humphrey says:

    Not having a sore back.

  14. Debbie Welchert says:

    My favorite benefit of deep tissue massage is that it relieves muscle tension. Which would help me with my sore muscles in the morning from sleeping on them wrong.

  15. i says:

    For Muscle tension

  16. Mandy says:

    It helps with pain, muscle tension, and swelling and is convenient because you can use it anywhere!

  17. Melinda says:

    I need this so I can give my husband a massage! I am so bad at it and he has a lot of back issues because of his height-it would make both of us very happy. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  18. Heather says:

    Favorite benefit of a deep tissue massager would be my husband being relaxed and no pain!

  19. Wendy R. says:

    Fantastic that this can help reduce inflammation. That is something that I struggle with because of arthritis and other issues.

  20. Kelly O says:

    I love that deep massage can get to the root of the muscular problems that I have. I have a vibration massager but it does not get deep enough.

  21. Julie Hansen says:

    The fact that it helps with inflammation and that it can get deep enough into the muscle to relieve some pain. I hold a lot of tension in between my shoulders and have a lot of knotted up muscles which are causing pinched nerve down my arm.

  22. Mike Gist says:

    I could totally use this for hitting just the rights spots on my body after a grueling day of work, which is about everyday!

  23. Alison King says:

    I like that it reduces pain intensity.

  24. ERICA WEAVER says:

    i like With a combination of interchangeable heads and variable intensity control, the Wahl Deep Tissue Massager is one of the most powerful handheld massagers on the market.

  25. Sam says:

    Relief of pain and reduction of of inflammation are the two benefits of deep tissue massage I like

  26. Peggy Gorman says:

    I like that it enhance blood flow and decrease inflammation. I read that when you get inflammation it is the reason for pain . Count me in!

  27. Bryan Vice says:

    Deep Tissue Massage relaxes your muscles and your body.

  28. Gabrielly says:

    I love that it helps with inflammation.

  29. Donna Wills says:

    This product would be great for pulled muscles older people have all the time,

  30. Joe Scudieri says:

    Man I can sure use this.

  31. Carol Oddy says:

    Good article Four Fingers Better Than Five? I can totally relate to overdoing it when shoveling snow & injuring your back as well. I have MS & Arthritis, because I have MS can’t take any medication for the Arthritis because it would make the MS worse. I just have to live with bad Arthritis, gets worse every year.

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