The entire staff of Senior Outlook Today would like to wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!
Because the holidays are just about here, to help prepare you to find the perfect gift for those on your list, we’ve assembled our first annual Holiday Gift Guide. We would like to extend a special thank you to those of you who sursent in your holiday gift ideas and suggestions for this season!
If you’re looking for a gift idea, our annual holiday gift guide features a wide variety of gift ideas in the categories below:
Beauty and Personal Care
Wildflower’s CBD Cooling Stick
This is THE product to get Seniors up and running around with their grandchildren this holiday season. And while it’s true that CBD products will be in virtually every gift guide this year, Wildflower’s CBD Cooling Stick stands far apart from its competition, and we’d like you to experience it to find out why!
Alternatively known as the “Organic Icy Hot”—the CBD Cooling Stick is a miracle worker when it comes to quick and convenient relief from muscle, joint, and back pain. Scientifically formulated to be the most effective, natural anti-inflammatory topical available once applied, the unique blend of therapeutic ingredients immediately cool and soothe any discomfort for long-lasting relief.
Currently the best-selling CBD product on the West coast!
Read below for more product and brand information:
Wildflower CBD Cooling Stick pictured above, comes in two sizes, 1 oz. – $24.99 and 2.5oz – $60
Ingredients: Coconut oil, Hemp oil, Shea butter, Beeswax, Ecosoya, Vitamin E, Arnica, Full-Spectrum CBD oil, Peppermint essential oils and Menthol crystals.
Suggested Usage: Apply after a hot bath or shower for better absorption.
Wildflower’s focus is on integrating natural, organic ingredients across their entire product line. Their hemp-derived CBD has traceable origins back to the sustainable farm they source in California. Naturally additive and preservative-free: Wildflower products are mindful, an ideal gift for those who truly treat their bodies like temples and a necessity for those that don’t.
This glam, gifty book is full of more than thirty all-natural beauty mask recipes using simple ingredients that can be found in a refrigerator or pantry, making it accessible for everyone!
There are no other books on the market that include both recipes for facials as well as sheet masks to lock in moisture and keep dirt out, and this book comes with ten face mask sheets! Whether you’re gifting it to others or treating yourself, this cute collection of beauty mask recipes and ten masks is the perfect pick-me-up. Plus, it’s ideal for girls’ nights, bachelorette parties, slumber parties, and just relaxing on the couch!
Wicked Sensual Care
With the weather getting colder, it can only mean one thing – the holiday season is right around the corner!
Along with festive decorations and timeless music, it’s also officially Gift-Guide Season. This year, no matter the celebration, Wicked Sensual Care wants everyone to enjoy a relaxing, and most importantly, sexy holiday. Break free from fruit cakes and poinsettias and invest in gifts that bring pleasure to all!
You might question why someone would give lube as a gift? We say why not give lube as a gift? It’s sized and priced right, and it’s memorable. Besides, lube isn’t only about making sex more comfortable, it can add pleasure and variation in so many fun forms. It comes in different flavors, has different sensations & effects, and can even be used on & in different erogenous zones.
It is, in fact, human nature to seek pleasure, and our entire line was designed with this in mind. Through the use of carefully crafted and luxurious intimate lubricants made with clean ingredients and exclusive formulas, our products are fragrance-free, paraben-free, long-lasting, never sticky, enhanced with olive leaf extract and vegan – no animal by-products or testing.
No matter the person on your list, we’ve got a lube for everyone! Check out our collections below to find the perfect gift!
Wicked Aqua – Like nothing you’ve ever felt before! Water-based and paraben-free, the entire Wicked Aqua collection is so silky and smooth, you’ll be surprised it’s not silicone. Clean-up is easy with Wicked Aqua products, simply rinse with water and nothing is left behind except your afterglow.
(Available in: AquaFragrance-Free, Aqua Sensitive, Aqua Heat, Aqua Chill, Jelle, Jelle Heat, Jelle Chill Toy Love, Toy Breeze, Toy Fever, and Wicked Hybrid)
In 13 delicious flavors including Candy Apple, Pomegranate, Cherry Cordial, Cinnamon Bun, Mocha Java, Pink Lemonade, Sweet Peach, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, Watermelon, Strawberry, Cherry, and Peppermint Cocoa.
Wicked Ultra (silicone) – Designed for the silkiest feel without ever being heavy or greasy. Guaranteed to never be sticky or tacky, the amazingly long-lasting formulas are ideal for extended sessions both in and out of the water.
(Available in Fragrance-Free, Ultra Heat, Ultra Chill)
Wicked Specialty – A collection of unique items that are designed to enhance and enrich your sensual experiences. From toy cleaners to clitoral massage gel, our specialty products will help you get especially intimate.
(Awaken, Cleene, Foam ‘N Fresh, OverTime, Créme, Teasers, Pleasers)
While the holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends, the season can quickly go from joyful to stressful for women with breast cancer. To show love and support this holiday, giving the gift of comfort to a loved facing breast cancer with EZbra.
EZbra is a sterile, absorbing and elastic advanced breast dressing with the ability to customize compression for one’s personal needs after a mastectomy. The product is easy to use and comes in three different sizes to accommodate a wide range of bra sizes and body and breast shapes. It is also designed to hold and stabilize surgical drains to reduce movement and pain.
The Lip + Cheek Tints collection launched in early 2019 and has quickly built up buzz as the perfect multitasking beauty balm to add to any beauty routine. The collection is a line of three multi-tasking beauty balms that add color and hydration to every look. Eco Lips uses organic jojoba, coconut oil, organic and fair-trade cocoa butter, and sunflower seed wax, making it vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free as well as lightweight.
The Lip Food collection was curated using organic food-grade ingredients like spirulina algae, pumpkin seed, and chamomile mushroom that nourish, protect and plump the lips. The formula is also organic, fair trade.
The latest line, Ecolixir, boasts the power of oil to improve the skins’ overall health. As part of a natural wellness regimen, its perfect for the clean beauty advocate.
Eco Lips’ Mongo Kiss Lip Balm line has built a cult following over the years. It is a natural humectant that creates a barrier to prevent and repair skin damage. Used for centuries by the Kung bushmen of the Kalahari to cleanse and moisturize their skin, Mongongo Oil is high in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and other nutrients perfect for nourishing and hydrating skin!
AGING WELL by William A. Haseltine
William A. Haseltine is a renowned scientist, businessman, and expert in biotechnology and healthcare system development – whose forthcoming book, AGING WELL, is a must-read for every person caring for aging relatives or loved ones with disabilities. Haseltine provides intimate glimpses into the real-life challenges facing older adults today, such as loneliness, community connection, aging in place, and the need for emergency care in the hospital and the home. AGING WELL provides a comprehensive study on how to support the health and well-being of older adults and offers caregivers, policymakers, and healthcare leaders insights into sustainable models of excellence that can reduce health spending. For those who read and enjoyed Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal, this book is the perfect accompaniment.
In the book, Haseltine – along with coauthor Jean Galiana – identify organizations in the U.S. that exemplify the best in elder care and optimal aging. They then conduct a series of interviews with the leaders and champions of those organizations and programs. From these interviews, the authors highlight eight key lessons for achieving high-quality affordable elder care and effective systems that support social inclusion and purposeful aging.
• Why person-centered care is a lynchpin of high-quality care and well-being for older adults.
• How to honor older adults’ late-life priorities, while providing quality care
∙ How to build systems of support and inclusion for those with dementia and their caregivers.
• Why social inclusion and the opportunity to live a purposeful life are essential to the happiness and well-being of older adults.
• How to create purpose in an older adult’s life by helping them find an active role in their community.
• How to integrate elder care into traditional models so older adults can get the care they need through their primary care provider, community, or home care provider, or any specialty clinic
|The Anti-CookbookThe Anti-Cookbook makes a perfect gift to give those who will be cooking on their own for the first time. Written by two old college roommates, the book is filled with hilarious stories about them learning to cook, and then teaching their own children how to cook. Most importantly, the Anti-Cookbook shows that creating meals doesn’t have to be a daunting task. |
The Anti-Cookbook also:
• Breaks down recipes in an easy to follow format
• Shows how cooking doesn’t need to be complex
• Reminds us that food is not only nourishment, but a chance to sit around the table, share stories and create memories
Created with the idea that cooking should be fun and NOT difficult, The Anti-Cookbook is filled with easy-to-follow recipes that are yummy and healthy.
The Legacy Letters by Carew Papritz
This back-to-basics book reminds people how to slow down again, be in the moment, and remember what is really important in life. The Huffington Post calls this multi-award winning book “A Must-Read Book of Wisdom for Life… exquisite, intimate, passionate, humorous and genuine.” Woman’s World says this is an “inspirational classic” and “the perfect comfort book for people hungry to find meaning in their lives.”
|ABOUT THE BOOK: The Legacy Letters reveals to us the rediscovered private letters from a dying father to his children—and his wife. His words of wisdom, interwoven between deeply personal stories and poignantly-told memories, ultimately become the practical, moral, and spiritual guidebook for his children he’d never live to see, and for his wife, his redemptive act of love. The Legacy Letters has won 5 national awards, and made publishing and literary history by winning awards in both Fiction and Non-Fiction categories!|
WHY YOU NEED THIS BOOKIt is easy to get caught up in our fast-paced, 24/7, technology drenched society…This back-to-basics book reminds people how to slow down again, be in the moment, and remember what is really important in life. With all the anger and negativity in the world today, this positive story also helps us reconnect and is much needed in a time of confusion. Combining the best elements of such inspirational best-sellers as Tuesdays with Morrie, The Last Lecture, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Legacy Letters reads like a true-to-life story and is filled with timeless wisdom for the modern age. It is the format of this book that makes it ideal for holiday reading as each story stands on its own and can be read in one sitting.
The U.S. Constitution: An Owner’s ManualA new one-stop source book, The U.S. Constitution: An Owner’s Manual will help youngsters and adults fully understand the creation and operation of this foundational document that helped sculpt American democracy. It is presented in a clever and engaging way that will help engage and enlighten readers.The Owners’ Manual is part of a revolutionary curriculum available to teachers and schools around the country that also includes diverse and UPDATED books on American, world history, and civil discourse. The complete package of six textbooks and supplemental teachers’ guides are offered through Midgard Education.
H IS FOR HAIKU: A TREASURY OF HAIKU FROM A TO Z
This sweet, “small” book of short poetry is the perfect stocking stuffer!
H IS FOR HAIKU: A TREASURY OF HAIKU FROM A TO Z’s author was Sydell Rosenberg, a New York teacher and published writer. The illustrator is Sawsan Chalabi (Schalabi.com) and the publisher is Penny Candy Books (pennycandybooks). Syd was a charter member of the Haiku Society of America in 1968 (hsa-haiku.org – founded in NYC), a global organization which exists today.
The National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) selected H IS FOR HAIKU as a “2019 Notable Poetry Book.” And it was a finalist for a Cybils Poetry Award (Cybils is an organization of KidLit bloggers, including librarians, teachers, parents, etc.). It has received wonderful reviews and coverage in a variety of media.
Young readers have embraced this charming collection of simple but striking poems that celebrates nature and human nature in nuggets. Each piquant poem is like a story in miniature, and Sawsan’s illustrations and lettering highlight their gentle joy and playfulness. It’s a lovely “small” gift to tuck into a stocking – it’s available on Amazon and elsewhere online for under $12.
THE BOOK MESHUGGENAHS
Many of this group of accomplished Jewish women who write children’s book are award-winning and hail from different parts of the US and also Israel.
- Dreidel Day, written and illustrated by Amalia Hoffman, Kar-Ben Publishing: A sweet and playful cat encourages the reader to count to eight to celebrate Hanukkah. Can you spot the hidden objects? http://www.amaliahoffman.com/
- Farmer Kobi’s Hanukkah Match, written by Karen Rostoker-Gruber (with Rabbi Ron Isaacs; illustrated by CB Decker), Apples & Honey Press: Come join Farmer Kobi and his animals for a hilarious Hanukkah dinner. Kobi’s well-mannered goats, donkey, and sheep know just how to play host, and they give Polly, Kobi’s Hanukkah guest, a gracious welcome. But when Polly isn’t sure animals belong in a house, what will happen next? Find out with laugh-out-loud pictures and puns that are sure to entertain all readers. https://www.karenrostoker-gruber.com/
- Hanukkah Delight!, written by Lesléa Newman (illustrated by Amy Husband), Kar-Ben Publishing: Whimsical bunnies celebrate Hanukkah in this charming rhyming board book describing all the Hanukkah rituals beloved by Jewish kids. https://lesleanewman.com/
- Hannah’s Hanukkah Hiccups, written by Shanna Silver (illustrated by Bob McMahon), Apples & Honey Press: It’s Hanukkah, and Hannah Hartman can’t stop Hiccupping! Her neighbors try to help by sharing their sometimes silly, always fun, remedies: “Drink pickle juice backwards,” says Mr. Brown, while Señora Rivera gives Hannah a wet, red string to place on her forehead. Hannah tries ginger ale, breathing into a paper bag, and even slathering peanut butter on her latkes! Nothing works. How will she be able to perform her solo at the Hebrew school play if her hiccups don’t go away? https://www.shannasilva.com/
- Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor, written by Ann Koffsky (illustrated by Talitha Shipman), Apples & Honey Press: More than anything, Judah wants to be a good big brother to his baby sister, Hannah. He even uses his new Maccabee shield to protect her from danger! On the last day of Hanukkah, during a visit to the doctor, Judah refuses to have his shot. Surely, his shield can protect him from germs, too! http://annkoffsky.com/
Your Next Level Life by Karen Arrington, $14.99
If you’re feeling stuck or trapped by other people’s expectations of what you can achieve, it’s time to stop playing small and start redefining what success can mean for you. It’s time to get that upgrade. Karen Arrington―founder of the Miss Black USA Pageant, creator of the Next Level Women’s Summit, and mentor to thousands of confident, successful young black women―is your guide to getting your next level life. With seven simple rules, you’ll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don’t settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve. Your Next Level Life is a guide to opportunity that recognizes and celebrates the true magic of ambitious black women. View this book on Amazon!
Oliver the Ornament
This children’s book and holiday ornament series focuses on kindness and is delivering an anti-bullying message that’s resonated in classrooms across the country and has even attracted the attention of the Bush family and Melania Trump. It’s been twice recognized as a hottest or best gift of the season.
Oliver the Ornament is:
- The newest champion entering the fray to help kids understand and deal with bullying. Oliver is an unlikely hero – just 3 inches tall — but he stands tall in any season.
- Oliver and his friends teach children the importance of being kind. The message is particularly important these days as cyber and in-person bullying seems to be on the rise.
- Oliver may be the youngest national treasure in US History:
- First Lady Melania Trump read Oliver the Ornament in 2018 at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC, a first lady tradition begun by Bess Truman.
- Fox & Friends called Oliver the Ornament one of the hottest toys of 2018
- People magazine’s Best New Books in 2016
- George, Barbara and Laura Bush have written letters lauding Oliver’s message.
- More than 20 percent of American children experience bullying. For kids with disabilities, the percentage are dramatically higher.
- School-based anti-bullying programs can help decrease bullying by 25 percent, and schools across the country have used Oliver to offer anti-bullying programs to children.
- Oliver is the first Christmas tree ornament cast as the hero in a Christmas book.
- More than 3,000 Oliver the Ornament books have been donated to children’s hospitals across the country.
- A portion of each book’s sales is earmarked for children’s charities and hundreds have already been donated to children’s hospitals across the country.
- The book is sold in more than 350 stores across the country and at http://www.olivertheornament.com
The High School Survival Guide: Your Roadmap to Studying, Socializing & Succeeding
We’re all told to study hard in high school but none of us are ever taught HOW to study, let alone how to balance the increasing workload and demands of teenage life.So many students feel anxious, stressed and overwhelmed at the thought of starting high school because they think it means they are going to be given so much homework they will feel like they’re drowning. They feel a huge pressure to succeed, that they neglect other areas of their lives, which makes life more stressful and their grades actually suffer! But what if I told you that you don’t have to fall into this trap? That you can LOVE high school, form amazing friendships, grow your confidence, excel academically, feel proud of your achievements and at the same time, feel 100% supported!
This book is for you if:
Whether you want to improve your grades, stress less, get organized, re-gain your confidence, or boost your motivation and productivity, The High School Survival Guide will teach you how to get the MOST out of your high school experience.
Inside, you’ll learn:
* How to identify which study techniques work best for YOU
* How to increase your productivity
* How to improve your focus during class
* How to avoid burnout and manage study related stress and anxiety
* How to throw the ultimate study party and make revising fun!
It’s also filled with study tips and tricks, mini summaries and helpful exercises to put your new skills into practice!
Most important, this book is about to make you unstoppable.
THE SEVENTIES: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY
“This is a delightful photographic history of a momentous decade.” ―Publishers Weekly
Unseen images of the personalities who defined a decade. Photographer Ira Resnick has opened his archives to reveal hundreds of rare celebrity photos―many never seen since their original publication in magazines like Rolling Stone, People, and Us. The seventies in America were a time of social and cultural ferment, and Resnick was there with his camera to capture it all.
Musicians like the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, and James Taylor.
Actors and directors like Sissy Spacek, Warren Beatty, and Martin Scorsese.
Comedians like Steve Martin, Gilda Radner, and Bill Murray.
Athletes like Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Politicians like Jimmy Carter, Jerry Brown, and Bella Abzug.
The Seventies (Hardcover, $40) would be a beautiful gift for any pop culture fan who loves to see behind-the-scenes, whether it’s backstage at SNL with Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi (beer in hand) or moments from filming Terrence Malick’s Badlands with a pre-Carrie Sissy Spacek, Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez, then just ten-years-old.
If You Give an Ox an Oxy by Dr. Laura Happe
Opioids are a growing epidemic in the United States. According to a study, the annual mortality rate for children and adolescents due to opioids rose 268% in the last twenty years. Additionally, only 16% of parents have talked to their teens about prescription pain medication abuse. PharmD and mother of two Dr. Laura Happe is trying to change that statistic with a book for adolescents and parents to talk about prescription medication use.
Remember the classic children’s book series If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? The mouse wanted a cookie, then the moose wanted a muffin. But the Ox that wanted an oxy? That is what Dr. Happe is proposing in her new book, If You Give an Ox an Oxy (Morgan James Publishing, November 19, 2019), an engaging picture book that educates kids about the dangers of opioid use and gives parents the tools to start important discussions about this national crisis.
As a pharmacist, researcher, and educator, Dr. Happe has dedicated herself to helping people make better decisions when it comes to pharmaceutical use. She is passionate about arming parents with the information they need to talk with their kids about the dangers of using addictive opioids. Unlike any book before it, If You Give an Ox an Oxy shows how addiction can happen, what addiction and treatment look like, and why relapses occur. This unique and brightly illustrated story, which is supported throughout by facts and statistics, creates a comfortable environment in which to have discussions about a hefty topic.
In If You Give an Ox an Oxy, readers follow Ox as he begins by taking just a few opioids for an injury, until a few turns into a lot, and a lot turns into an addiction. Written in simple prose, Ox’s story is meant to feel familiar to kids and young adults while also teaching them an invaluable lesson.
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List (October 2, 2018; $35.00) by James Mustich
This “treasure chest for book lovers everywhere” (Library Journal, Starred Review) and “the ultimate literary bucket list” (Washington Post) of 1,000 must-read books across genres and eras, each accompanied by a short, thought-provoking description of why the book is essential. A must-have for any personal library, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die definitively answers the question: “What should I read next?”
Guitar: The World’s Most Seductive Instrument (October 1, 2019; $35.00) by David Schiller
This obsessive full-color gift book captures the soul, the significance, the history, the magic, the raw mojo of the guitar in all of its beauty and variety. Here music lovers will find historic instruments—Eric Clapton’s Brownie, George Harrison’s hand-painted Rocky, Prince’s Yellow Cloud, Willie Nelson’s Trigger, the Hauser that was inextricably bound up with Andrés Segovia’s preeminent artistry, and so much more. Marrying pure visual pleasure with layers of information, Guitar is a glorious gift for any guitar lover. Complete with an irresistible hardcover slipcase, and a die-cut edge that reveals three tuning keys of the spectacular Art Deco–influenced headstock of a John D’Angelico New Yorker acoustic.
The Emoji Revolution: How Technology is Shaping the Future of Communication by Philip Seargeant.
By the time you read this book it will be out of date. Language always changes, of course. This is one of the few constants about it. But it’s arguably changing at a faster rate now than at any previous moment in its history. And emoji – the set of picture characters that people use to punctuate their online correspondence – are at the vanguard of this frenzy for change.
Where have emoji come from? Why are they so popular? What do they tell us about the technology-enhanced state of modern society?
Far from simply being an amusing set of colorful little symbols, emoji are in the front line of a revolution in the way we communicate. As a form of global, image-based communication, they’re a perfect example of the ingenuity and creativity at the heart of human interaction. But they’re also a parable for the way that consumerism now permeates all parts of our daily existence, taking a controlling interest even in the language we use; and of how technology is becoming ever more entangled in our everyday lives. So how will this split-identity affect the way that online communication develops?
Are emoji ushering in a bold new era of empathy and emotional engagement on the internet?
THE ULTIMATE BOOST FROM WITHIN: 31 Days to Health, Wealth, Wholeness, and Happiness [Blackcard Books | $15.95 Paperback].
Dr. Leonard Scott is the host of the radio talk show Medically Speaking, a pastor, and author of three books. He is also the founder and CEO of Tyscot, Inc., the nation’s oldest gospel recording company. Over the years he has traveled around the country and around the world. In his travels, he has been continually struck by the realization that almost everybody, almost everywhere, is searching for a healthier and happier life, yet most are unsure of where to find it. So, Dr. Scott Created an easy-to-read, and even easier-to-follow, handbook to help people live a more fruitful, healthy, joy-filled life. These 164 bite-sized nuggets of wisdom are designed to help readers:
- Reclaim physical health and increase energy through diet and exercise;
- Shift attitudes for better mental health;
- Replace fear and worry with joy and happiness to lift emotional health;
- Boost financial health with more effective habits around money;
- Enhance social health by working on interpersonal relationships; and
- Reinvigorate spiritual health through prayer and worship.
Dr. Scott has traveled throughout the United States and abroad, speaking on health-related topics, and preaching gospel. Dr. Scott’s other books are Soaring with Eagles and Be Lifted Up, and he also serves as a staff writer for the Christian Outlook Magazine. His service is one of encouragement, instruction, and enlightenment, and he provides tools through speaking, books, workshops, and lectures to help individuals improve physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, financially, and spiritually.
100 THINGS TO DO IN PITTSBURGH BEFORE YOU DIE, 2ND EDITION by ROSSILYNNE CULGAN
The story of Pittsburgh’s transformation from a smoky steel town to a modern, high-tech city draws people from around the world to this corner of southwestern Pennsylvania. Pittsburghers are known for their deep pride in the city, and with so much to do and see (and eat!) around here it’s no wonder why. 100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die, 2nd Edition features itineraries and tips on what you’ll discover in the Steel City. Scale Mount Washington on the Incline, a century-old cable car. Admire the artwork of Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol. Kayak the three rivers. History buff? Travel back in time to the drama of the Whiskey Rebellion, which unfolded right here. Devour a Primanti’s sandwich topped with French fries. Maybe even pick up a little Pittsburghese, yinz. As a lifetime resident and a seasoned traveler, author Rossilynne Culgan combines a local’s expertise with the spirit of discovery in her hometown. With this book as your guide, you won’t miss a thing on your quest to make memories in Pittsburgh.
100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die, 2nd Edition, is available at reedypress.com and wherever books are sold.
Book Details: 100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die, 2nd Edition-part of the 100 Things to Do Before You Die series, by Rossilynne Culgan, ISBN 9781681062020, paperback 8.5 x 5.5, 160 pages, $16.00
SAVING WASHINGTON by Chris Formant
This would make a wonderful gift this holiday season for history lovers and book lovers alike.
SAVING WASHINGTON is a historical fiction piece based on the often-overlooked Battle of Brooklyn from the eyes of the young boys on the front lines, also known as the Maryland 400. The battle was a suicide mission, but pivotal to American history as it allowed George Washington time to escape and ultimately win the war for our freedom.
Author Chris Formant was featured in the 4th of July issue of TIME Magazine, detailing his research on the Battle of Brooklyn and what would drive teenagers to make such a sacrifice for their country.
Find something for everyone on your holiday gift list!
For the Comedy Fan
The Second City
The Second City with Sheldon Patinkin and Liz Kozak An expanded and updated history of Chicago’s legendary comedy institution, complete with rare photographs and never-before-heard stories from scores of successful alumni. Released to celebrate The Second City’s 60th anniversary, with a new foreword by Catherine O’Hara. Hardcover | $40 | 9.25 x 11
For the Sports Fan
Melissa Isaacson An inspirational story of an unlikely group of high school girls who pull together to win their state’s high school basketball championship just after the passage of Title IX, as told by trailblazing sports journalist Melissa Isaacson. Hardcover | $27 | 5.5 x 8.5
For the Foodie
Jacquelyn Dodd A collection of more than 80 recipes that showcase and celebrate two types of seasonal ingredients—produce and craft beer—from the founder of the popular cooking-with-beer website The Beeroness. Hardcover | $30 | 8 x 10
For the Taylor Swift Lover
Taylor Swift: In Her Own Words
A collection of more than 300 quotes, carefully curated from interviews, op-eds, social media posts, and more. This book peels back the curtain on Taylor Swift’s public persona to reveal the artistry and business savvy that have propelled her to the top. Paperback | $12.95 | 5 x 7
For the True Crime Enthusiast
He Had It Coming
Kori Rumore, Marianne Mather, and the Chicago Tribune An intimate look into the lives of the real women who inspired the characters of the hit musical Chicago, as told through archival photos, original reporting, and new analysis from the Chicago Tribune. Hardcover | $35 | 7.5 x 9
For the Memoir Reader
The Color of Love
Marra B. Gad An unforgettable memoir from independent film and TV producer Marra B. Gad about what you inherit from your family—identity, disease, melanin, hate, and most powerful of all, love. Paperback | $17 | 5.25 x 8
Demystifying Stem Cells: A Real-Life Approach To Regenerative Medicine
Tired Of Living With Chronic Pain?
Know How To Talk To Your Doctor
The opioid crisis has shown that the U.S. is a nation in pain — chronic pain. Over 20 percent of the country’s adult population — 50 million people — live with persistent or frequently recurring pain, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Living with chronic pain can adversely affect one’s quality of life on a daily basis, from performing simple tasks to work, relationships, and sleeping. While some people can’t find a remedy and learn to accept chronic pain, they may be missing out on a cure. How? Because they haven’t had a comprehensive discussion about the symptoms with their doctor.
Dr. An’s book offers ways to communicate effectively with your doctor about your chronic pain symptoms:
Give details of your pain in writing. Putting down on paper the chronology of your pain provides a road map for the physician. “Writing down the description, timeline, location, frequency, and intensity of your pain can help get your care provider on the right track,” An says. “Make sure to include how the pain affects your daily activities, and go over your daily routine.”
Create a list of questions. Sometimes, people walk out of a doctor’s visit having forgotten to ask some key questions. Be prepared and that won’t happen. “The goal is to find the source of the pain,” An says, “so that should be the first question: ‘What causes my chronic pain?’ Have at least three questions you’re ready to ask, such as, ‘What are the available treatments, and what’s the best option for me? Does my daily diet and lifestyle contribute to the pain?’ ”
Point to the pain. “If your pain moves around, tell your doctor about all the areas that can be painful and the areas that hurt most often,” An says. “Your doctor needs to determine if the pain comes on more slowly and sticks around a long time before lessening, or if it comes on suddenly and sporadically, then leaves suddenly.”
Be assertive. “Tell the doctor what you want — be direct,” An says. “Do you expect to have tests to diagnose a cause? Do you want more in-depth information about your condition, and does the doctor know enough about it to be able to address it effectively? Have the doctor explain what the tools and tests are and why they would help. Doing everything in your power to explain your pain clearly and accurately gives you the best chances of being heard and treated appropriately.”
Dr. Suhyun An (www.drsuhyunan.com) is the clinic director at Campbell Medical Group in Houston and an expert on regenerative medicine. She is co-author of Demystifying Stem Cells: A Real-Life Approach To Regenerative Medicine and travels the nation speaking on those topics.
Grabbing Lightning: The Messy Quest for an Extraordinary Love by Paige Marrs, PhD, and Don Marrs
New Book Shows We All Have the Capacity to Experience Ever-Deepening True Love that Transcends Life’s Day-to-Day Pressures and Limitations.
Do you long for a love so deep and enduring that it transcends life’s day-to-day pressures and limitations? One that lifts you to a place where you feel truly connected with your partner and fully nourished by your relationship?
It is possible — more so than most people think.
Grabbing Lightning: The Messy Quest for an Extraordinary Love, is a heart-stopping story of how such a relationship was born. But true to life, even the most extraordinary love is not all about bliss. As the book shows, it’s also messy—as it often has been for the authors, Paige and Don Marrs.
Before meeting Paige, Don had a major epiphany that thrust him into an undeniable experience of transcendent love that replaced all his beliefs about how life worked—upending him completely. In the afterglow of this pivotal experience, he vowed to let his new perceptions about the transcendent nature of love guide even his most practical choices going forward.
The ensuing quest to align his career and relationship with his newly heightened inner life was rife with missteps and upheaval. And when Don and Paige met, neither was searching for or in a position to accommodate a new relationship…
Through an engaging and deeply personal narrative, Grabbing Lightning brings readers along on this messy journey toward true love. Alive with a cast of colorful L.A. friends and loved ones, it presents a fascinating look at how Don develops his second career providing his Fortune 500 marketing expertise to small, values-driven businesses: the coveted antithesis of his previous role representing mega corporations as a Chicago advertising exec. All the while, the book gently nudges readers toward an awareness of what transcendent love implies and how extraordinary and boundless love can truly be.
Title: Grabbing Lightning: The Messy Quest for an Extraordinary Love
Author: Donald Marrs and Paige Marrs, PhD
Publisher: Barrington Sky Publishing
BULLIED AT THE DOG PARK
Heather Lehrman, an expert in pet care, is the owner of In Home Pet Services, Nassau’s Gold Coast, based on Long Island NY.
Her new book, Bullied at the Dog Park, featuring Sabrina is an allegory for children so they might learn kindness. The loving tale of how to overcome bullying with help from friends will resonate with children; while simultaneously teaching a valuable lesson in friendship and morality.
The book is based on a real-life incident that happened when Heather’s beloved dog, Herbie, encountered a much larger dog at the park. The book follows Herbie’s journey of how he comes to understand why he was bullied and what he can do about it. Herbie is able to rely on the help of his friends during his search to find out why they’ve all been bullied before. The group learns valuable lessons about why treating all dogs (and people) with respect is important.
For more information regarding the new book, Bullied at the Dog Park, Featuring Sabrina, please visit, www.bulliedatthedogpark.com.
Whether they use them to collect their thoughts, plan ahead, or foster creativity, you likely have people on your holiday gift list who love to journal. Make finding a journal-lover’s holiday gift simple with these fantastic journals from Rock Point!
|My Life in Lists|
An Illustrated Journal to Record Your Loves + Goals + Dreams!By Nicole BarlettanoUS $15.99 / CAN $20.99Paperback / 128 PagesISBN: 9781631066139
|It Had To Be You|
A Couple’s Journal to Fill with Words of LoveUS $14.99 / CAN $19.99Paperback / 96 PagesISBN: 9781631064517
|Success Journal: Serious Blue|
A Productivity Goal PlannerBy Matthias HechlerUS $22.99 / CAN $29.99Hardback/ 280 PagesISBN: 9781631066641
|Success Journal: Sunny Pink|
A Productivity Goal PlannerBy Matthias HechlerUS $22.99 / CAN $29.99Hardback/ 280 Pages
White Lion Publishing
You can’t always travel to a museum to discover great artists, but you can always pick up a book! These four titles from White Lion Publishing make fantastic gifts for art lovers, and your “giftees” will greatly appreciate finding them under the tree! Whether someone wants bite-sized biographies on lesser-known artists and the power-couples of the art world or would like a deep dive into the surroundings and upbringings of individual artists, these books provide unique insight into some of our most important artists.
50 Cutting-Edge Creatives
You Need to Know
By Ana Finel HonigmanIllustrated by Kristelle RodeiaUS $16.99 / CAN $22.99Hardback / 144 PagesISBN: 9780711240292
|The Art of Love|
The Romantic and Explosive Stories
Behind Art’s Greatest CouplesBy Kate BryanIllustrated by Asli YazanUS $27.00 / CAN Hardback / 184 PagesISBN: 9780711240315
|Living with Vincent van Gogh|
The homes and landscapes that
shaped the artist By Martin BaileyUS $30.00 / CAN $40.00Hardback / 192 PagesISBN: 9780711240186
|Living with Coco Chanel|
The homes and landscapes that
shaped the designer By Caroline YoungUS $30.00 / CAN $40.00Hardback / 192 PagesISBN: 9780711240346
The Quarto Group
Beautiful and informative books, perfect for anyone on your gift list!
Give the gifts of success, knowledge, and positivity this year with these books from The Quarto Group. Each can help readers meet their goals for 2020, whether they are learning a new skill, becoming better organized, or finding inner peace.
|10-Minute DeclutterHundreds of Tips to Organize Every Room of Your HouseBy Skye AlexanderUS $18.99 / CAN $24.99Hardcover / 208 pagesISBN: 9781592339143|
Fair Winds Press
|10-Minute Feng ShuiHundreds of Easy Tips and Techniques for Prosperity, Health, and HappinessBy Skye AlexanderUS $18.99 / CAN $24.99Hardcover / 208 pagesISBN: 9781592339129|
Fair Winds Press
|10-Minute Tidy HomeHundreds of Easy Tips to Straighten and Clean Every Room of Your HouseBy Sara L. HunterUS $18.99 / CAN $24.99Hardcover / 208 pagesISBN: 9781592339136|
Fair Winds Press
|Find Your Glow, Feed Your SoulA Guide for Cultivating a Vibrant Life of Peace & PurposeBy Emily SilvaUS $18.99 / CAN $24.99Hardcover / 240 pagesISBN: 9781631066412|
|In Focus ReikiYour Personal Guide|
Includes 7 Reiki Meditation CardsBy Des HynesUS $19.99 / CAN $Hardcover / 144 pagesISBN: 9781577151821
|In Focus Chakra HealingYour Personal Guide|
Includes an 18×24 Inch Wall ChartBy Roberta VernonUS $19.99 / CAN $25.99
Hardcover / 144 pagesISBN: 9781577151814
Press Here! Acupressure for BeginnersHow to Release and Balance Energy FlowBy Bob DotoUS $16.99 / CAN $
Hardcover / 128 pagesISBN: 9781592338719
Fair Winds Press
|Press Here! Massage for BeginnersA Simple Route to Relaxation and Releasing TensionBy Rachel BeiderUS $16.99 / CAN $|
Hardcover / 176 pagesISBN: 9781592338726
Fair Winds Press
More From The Quarto Group
The good news: you won’t stop laughing; the bad news: Every word is true in these fun, portable, pocket guides outlining 40 diseases, disorders, and desires with fascinating, sickeningly accurate text written by a member of the editorial staff in the Infectious Disease Department of Elsevier.
- Each of the forty illustrated encyclopedia entries is broken down into relevant sections, including a checklist and overview.
- Because it’s ultra-portable, you can (and probably should) have the pocket guides with you at all times so at the slightest onset of an unmistakably fatal feeling, you can simply whip out your trusty guide, conveniently diagnose yourself, and let the worry begin.
- Informative as well as entertaining, makes a perfect gift for Christmas, Halloween, or work parties.
|THE PARANOID’S POCKET GUIDE TO MENTAL DISORDERS YOU CAN JUST FEEL COMING ON|
|THE HYPOCHONDRIAC’S POCKET GUIDE TO HORRIBLE DISEASES YOU PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE|
|THE DEVIANT’S POCKET GUIDE TO THE OUTLANDISH SEXUAL DESIRES BARELY CONTAINED IN YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS|
By Dennis DiClaudio | Publishing October 1, 2019
$14.99 US · $19.99 CAN · 144 pages · Trade Paperback · Trim (w x l x h): 4.25 x 6.5 x in.
becker&mayer! Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group
The Courage to Go Forward
The Courage to Go Forward is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling collection of inspiring stories about people with disabilities who used running to find a starting line in their healing process. Those new beginnings put the starting lines of the world’s most celebrated road races, such as the Boston Marathon, within reach.
The book not only offers encouragement for those seeking new athletic challenges in the new year, such as running a marathon. It’s also a “how-to” guide for building “micro-communities,” or tight-knit groups of people who help each other confront fears and achieve goals that may seem impossible on one’s own. The athletes’ journeys—told powerfully and unflinchingly—teach lessons about micro-communities’ ability to help us build camaraderie, deepen bonds, and ensure no one goes it alone when encountering obstacles.
In the spirit of giving, 100% of the proceeds from every copy of the book – written by Cigna CEO David Cordani and Achilles International Founder Dick Traum – go directly to Achilles International, a nonprofit that helps people with all types of disabilities compete in mainstream athletic events.
You can learn more about the book here.
TwinsX3 by Fran Pitre
With kids, work, home and everything else going on, how do moms keep everything running so smoothly? For musician, author and mother of three sets of twins Fran Pitre, she says it’s all about planning and balance.
How Can Overwhelmed Moms Lower Their Stress And Anxiety?
Moms take on most of the emotional labor of parenting, according to a study by researchers at Arizona State University and Oklahoma State University. Sometimes juggling the many child-raising duties alone becomes overwhelming and creates a strain on a mother’s mental health — as Pitre can attest from having raised three sets of twins.
In her book, Pitre describes the joys and stresses of raising six children. The stress worsened, she says, when her husband was away on business. “Looking back, I realize that I was experiencing mild anxiety attacks,” Pitre says. “I found myself snapping at the children over the littlest things. But there are a number of things mothers can do to keep their sanity. And whenever the father isn’t working, there are ways he can bring more balance to the parenting, making for a less-stressed home.”
About Fran Pitre
Fran Pitre, author of the book TwinsX3 (www.franpitre.com) and an aspiring musician, is a proud mother but she refuses to let that role define the rest of her life. Her three sets of twins include twin boys, twin girls, and one twin set that includes a boy and a girl. As the kids were growing up, Pitre did freelance work as a graphic designer, wrote and published a book, and returned to school to become licensed in medical massage therapy. Today she works as part of a physical therapy team. Her first album entitled “You Always Were” consists of 7 full-length original songs and was released in November 2018.
For What It’s Worth: A Perspective on How to Thrive and Survive Parenting Ages 0-2 by Dr. Bethany Cook
Product: For What It’s Worth: A Perspective on How to Thrive and Survive Parenting Ages 0-2
Great gift for: Parents of young children, those expecting to have children soon, individuals with non-traditional families
Price: $13.99 (paperback) $4.95 (Kindle)
Available at: Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/What-Its-Worth-Perspective-Parenting/dp/1912601737/)
Description: Written by a clinical family/child psychologist and LGBTQ+ mother of two, Dr. Bethany Cook, For What It’s Worth weaves together personal and professional stories with proven science through the lens of a “woke” woman and takes the reader on a multidimensional deep dive into parenting that is both educational and interesting to the sleep deprived and marginalized parent.
In For What It’s Worth, Dr. Cook addresses such timely topics as:
- Non-traditional baby making (IVF and IUI)
- Diversity and families, same-sex parenting, multicultural parenting
- Sleep deprivation and its impact on parents
- Communicating effectively with your co-parent
- Sex drive after baby, and how to deal with changes in romantic relationships
- Coping with loss of identity and baby blues
- Comparisons will kill the parenting vibe (stop comparing yourself to the Duchess of Cambridge!)
Fashion and Accessories
RELENTLESS PERFORMANCE. UNCOMPROMISING STYLE.
The process from idea to finished product involves many meticulous steps from first conceptual drawings, to working prototypes, and finally to full-run production and delivery. For over 50 years, ours has been a labor of love in the never-ending quest to continue innovating to create some of the most comfortable high-performance eyewear in the world.
SUPERIOR QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE ARE IN OUR DNA
Eight technology patents with several more pending have gone into creating our flexible i-Form™ frames. Designed and engineered in the US and Canada, Forceflex uses the latest technologies to make incredibly strong and highly stylish eyewear.
Just in time for the holidays, Zoonicorn, the multiplatform brand featuring a dreamland of magical characters kids love, is launching a new apparel line for infants, toddlers and early elementary age kids.
Available on Zoonicorn.com and at Amazon.com, the new apparel products include onesies, bibs, dresses and tees and feature all four Zoonicorn characters, individually and together in a variety of colors. Featured on apparel by Rabbit Skins, Gildan and Next Level, all Zoonicorn apparel products are all 100% cotton, soft and durable, easy wash and wear comfort.
A magical mix of zebra and unicorn, the Zoonicorns inhabit the dreams of young animals, taking them on amazing adventures to help learn important social-emotional skills. When the dream is over, the young animal wakes up feeling self-confident and with decision-making skills necessary to overcome whatever challenges they are facing. Zoonicorn features eleven music videos that introduce children to the characters and the Zoonicorns’ dreamland adventures.
BLCO® (Bueno Leather Company)
BLCO® (Bueno Leather Company) is a handmade luxury leather brand and the full product catalogue can be seen at www.buenoleatherco.com. BLCO is a handcrafted, artisanal leather workshop founded in 2018 by craftsman Juan Bueno, that started as a passion project to bond with his teenage son. However, what began as a family pastime evolved, as did their shared skills, into one of Los Angeles’ newest luxury leather accessory manufacturers. Every BLCO® piece is handcrafted by Juan and his family using the finest leather and accompanying materials to create a product that reflects his own minimalist, yet sophisticated style. Personally sourced and crafted in the United States, BLCO® assures the highest quality in every work of art.
BLCO® Travel Lente’ Case: $38.00
The BLCO® Travel Lente’ Case is a Premium, handcrafted, Wickett & Craig Leather, sunglasses case holder. It is hand-stitched with no machine involvement. Each BLCO Lente Case is unique and one of kind as the Owner that owns it. It features a universal design inside that allows many styles of sunglasses or eyeglasses, for men or women. Now available with free name personalization. The BLCO Lente’ case, built to protect your eyeglasses or sunglasses from the day to day hustle.
BLCO® Travel Pencil-Cable Pouch XL: $39.00
A spacious pouch made with durable leather and zipper that’s ideal for storing pens and pencils, but also the numerous cables that accompany our everyday lives. Large capacity (10 x 2 x 8 in). Perfect to organize items in a day bag or just carry as a clutch. 1 main compartment with an extended zipper.
BLCO® Travel Sleeve: $97.00
The BLCO Passport/Wallet Sleeve is a compact hand carry for your smart phone, wallet, and key fob. This compact sleeve keeps all the “critical” items to carry organized in one place. With the advent of NFC readers we can use our mobile phones to make purchases so whether you have fully embraced the digital revolution or are halfway there, the Exclusive BLCO® Travel Sleeve is the ideal companion.
BLCO® World Travel Duffel Bag Petite: $395
BLCO World Travel Duffel Bag Petite is crafted from beautiful full-grain leather produced from the cattle that live in the mountains of Bogota, Columbia. It ages beautifully and is known for its durability and the rich patina it develops with use. For over 80 years, artisans have been chrome-tanning this popular leather by hand and has a distinctive pebble-grain finish. Solid brass zipper and hardware and canvas lining make our leather travel bags high quality, rugged, and lightweight. The two fast access zip sleeve pockets come in handy for smartphones, passports, tablets and accessories.
BLCO® Duffel Bag XL: $595
BLCO® Duffel Bag XL has a unique design made for World Travelers! It is crafted from beautiful top grain leather., its distinctive pebble-grain leather finish only gets better with time. Solid brass zipper, hardware and canvas lining make our leather travel bags high quality, rugged, and lightweight. The two fast access zip sleeve pockets come in handy for smartphones, passports, tablets and accessories. Made in Rolling Hills Estates, CA. USA. Lifetime warranty.
Scarflings serves the world by offering high quality, high fashion scarves that place an emphasis on the finest details. Their scarves are available in an array of beautiful unique designs, allowing people to choose from wool wraps and shawls, made of wool. The designs represent contemporary tastes and sensibilities. The company also offers silk chiffon wraps, and silk neckerchiefs. Popular options include:
- Banana Leaf Wool Wrap – The modern, pop art design of the Banana Leaf Wool Wrap is the ultimate show-stopping accessory for fashionistas who are unafraid of standing out from the crowd. Available in various colorways (green, pink, and brown) the wrap exudes a youthful, yet refined look.
- Abundant Paisley Wool Shawl – Made from 100% Australian wool, the vibrant patterns and shapes that bloom from the Abundant Paisley Wool Shawl create an opulent, colorful contrast to the earthy green base of this beautiful wrap. The kaleidoscopic hues abound with unmistakably playful energy and vigor.
- Harlequin Canary Wool Shawl -This scarf is a staple piece in any woman’s wardrobe. It suits any season and makes the perfect travel companion, as it easily transforms from neck scarf to evening wrap, to hijab, and even serves as a blanket for your long plane ride.
Scarflings is known for having a reputation for providing luxurious high quality scarves, wraps, and shawls. The company offers free shipping on orders over $200. Their collection is made to mix and max with your existing wardrobe, offering people a great designer look. The company aims to be environmentally responsible, using natural, compostable, and recyclable materials whenever possible. To learn more about Scarflings, or to see their full catalog of products, visit: https://scarflings.com.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study conducted by Jacksonville University on 42 healthy adults over a two week per week period tested the efficacy of Philip Stein watches and it claims regarding improving users’ overall well-being. The following are a few of the striking findings that researchers found:
∙ Significant improvement in insomnia symptoms
∙ Significant improvement in overall sleep quality
∙ Significant improvement in sleep duration
∙ Signficant improvement in stress
∙ Significant improvement in food cravings
Philip Stein: Watches
Luxury watches that not only tell time but channel natural frequencies to help users manage stress
- Masterfully crafted timepieces ranging from everyday wear to luxury pieces for every occasion
- Features Natural Frequency Technology which acts like an antenna, emitting energy that stimulates the body’s natural production of calming frequencies
- Selected models feature interchangeable strap to match any aesthetic
- Water-resistant up to 50 meters of depth for maximum durability
Available at: Philip Stein, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Amazon
Price: $325 and above
A Family story since 1898.
To this day, we’re still family owned and operated in Canada, alongside an extended family of over 400 employees. Each new pair of Kamiks comes with over 120+ years of history and expertise. But that’s not to say we’re old fashioned. Even after four generations of proven quality, we’re still looking for new, sustainable ways to improve— from our manufacturing process right down to the finished product. It’s a longstanding commitment to keeping feet warm, dry, comfortable and happy. From the north, to the world.
As Canadians, we have a special connection with the outdoors. With access to all terrains in our very own backyard, we believe that the best conditions to go outside are all conditions. There is no such thing as bad weather. Only bad footwear. That’s why we test each and every product before they step out the door. Everything we do, we do it so families can trust that our products stand tough no matter what.
Food and Spirits
Universal Yums is a unique holiday gift suggestion perfect for foodies, travel lovers, kids or the whole family! With the gift of Universal Yums, your loved one can travel around the world to discover unique snacks, candies and recipes (each month is themed – think Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, Japan, Jordan & more) without ever leaving their house! Even better, during the month of December Universal Yums will ship a limited-edition Holiday Box filled with a smorgasbord of festive treats eaten all over the world during the holiday season.
All boxes are complete with a guidebook full of trivia, games and much more and gifting options are available (more info below!).
- Gifting: Available for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months, all gift subscriptions come with a free gift note in the first box, where senders can write a personalized message to the recipient. Gift subscription purchases will cancel automatically at the end of the gift length.
- Yum Box: 6+ unique snacks in every box, a 12-page booklet with trivia & games and free shipping!
- Yum Yum Box: 12+ unique snacks in every box, a 16-page booklet with trivia & games, added bonus content including recipes, trivia and much more as well as free shipping!
- Super Yum Box: 20+ unique snacks in every box, a 20-page booklet with trivia & games, added bonus content including recipes, trivia and much more as well as free shipping!
We all deserve to be rewarded during the holiday season. Having to endure your aunt’s ‘famous fruitcake’ and explain to distant relatives why you’re still single is enough to drive anyone up the wall. Luckily Mionetto is here to help with a few refreshing sparkling wines from their Prestige and Luxury collections. From the perfect holiday pairings, to luxurious gifts, to stocking stuffers galore, Mionetto has you covered this holiday season – or perhaps just keep the bottle for yourself?
Mionetto Prestige Brut ($14 750ml / $4 Mini 187ml) Made from 100% Glera grapes from the province of Treviso, an area renowned for high quality Prosecco, this sparkling wine offers a luminous straw yellow hue and stylish mousse. The palate is marked by aromatic notes of honey and white peach. For stocking stuffers, you should start with Mionetto’s signature mini bottles ($4). The classic ribbon beautifully displayed across the bottle means there’s no need to wrap. You can even customize with notecards displayed around the bottles neck.
Mionetto Prestige Rosé Extra Dry ($14 750ml / $4 Mini 187ml) This deeply luscious sparkling rosè is the result of soft pressing of red grapes. The wine offers a peach blossom luminosity, accompanied by a fine, lively perlage. This wine is known for its intense fragrances, like holding an edible bouquet of violets, raspberries, strawberries, and wild flowers – a perfect pairing for your holiday table. Serving this cuvée with a grilled turkey breast or fish (or a variety of fish on the Feast of Seven Fishes) is sure to be a recipe for success.
Mionetto Luxury Cartizze DOCG ($45) This elegant Cartizze boasts luminous golden tones and delicate beads of tiny bubbles. A majestic, multi-faceted bouquet releases seductive impressions of apple and pear alongside notes of citrus and glazed almond. On the palate it is crisp, well-balanced, and elegant. The perfect gift for anyone special in your life!
Noms Bake Shop
Noms Bake Shop, a digital cookie store, specializes in gourmet gifts that leave an impression even after every last morsel has been devoured. For this holiday season, send a gift box, customized with your logo or message, loaded with a variety of specialty cookies to a client, partner or loved one.
Holiday gift options include:
- Signature assortment in Customizable Classic Noms Box with magnetic closure, Standard size (pictured below – 20 cookies). Boxes are $39.99 (full-color custom sleeve for additional $1.99/box) and include nationwide shipping (excluding Alaska/Hawaii).
- Signature assortment in Customizable Deluxe Wooden Keepsake Box with personalized lid, Standard size (pictured below – 20 cookies). Boxes are $59.99 each, including nationwide shipping (excluding Alaska/Hawaii) and customization of lid.
Purchasing in bulk? Noms Bake Shop offers bonus boxes for various bulk purchasing tiers:
- Buy 10 boxes, get one free
- Buy 25 boxes, get five free
- Buy 50 boxes, get a “baker’s dozen” (13 free)
Purchased boxes must be of the same style to earn bonus boxes
To order, customers can visit GetNoms.com.
Happy almost holidays! Introducing Oscar Winning Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh’s Bolivian liquor – Singani 63 (www.singani63.com) – The spirit your friends don’t already have but should!!!
While filming the movie Che, Soderbergh discovered the 500-year old national spirit of Bolivia, which had never been out of the landlocked country, and quickly fell in love with it. Made from the Muscat of Alexandria grape grown at high altitude (above 5200 ft) in the Bolivian Andes of Tarija and distilled by the 4th generation distillers of Casa Real, Singani 63 is now available in 25 markets throughout the US, plus the UK. It makes a great gift for the cocktail lover that thinks they’ve tried it all!
Avg price: $29.99
Available in 25 States at local liquor stores or via online retailers such as Bowery & Vine who will ship to other states.
Sitka Salmon Shares
Sitka Salmon Shares is a wild-caught Alaskan seafood delivery service that has a new delicious offering this Holiday season. The perfect gift for the foodies in your life, their Holiday Box includes the below items – with a larger Feast Box (with added spot prawns and Dungeness crab!) perfect for gatherings of family and friends.
∙2.5 lbs Coho salmon
∙2 lbs lingcod
∙Pure Alaskan sea salt
∙Delicious spice mix to season your meal
The box is delivered straight to your doorstep – just in time to gift to the foodie in your life!
Pan’s Mushroom Jerky
Don’t waste time this holiday season on fruitless shopping searches. Pan’s Mushroom Jerky checks the boxes for everyone on your list! From your aunt who has everything to your foodie friends looking for the next delicious thing to your health-conscious roommate and your Gen X cousin who loves to post about environmentally sustainable foods – whomever you are shopping for this season – you’ve got to consider Pan’s Mushroom Jerky!
Pan’s Mushroom Jerky is a plant-based on-the-go snack made from shiitake mushrooms. This family recipe delivers a delicious umami taste and naturally meaty texture that satisfies herbivores and carnivores alike. Additionally, Pan’s Mushroom Jerky is full of fiber and vitamin D, is paleo-friendly, vegan, Kosher, soy-free and gluten-free, and made with simple ingredients.
With America’s growing interest in plant-based options comes an increased demand for tasty, satisfying vegan snacks, and Pan’s Mushroom Jerky has proven itself as a leader in this category.
From Zesty Thai flavor to Applewood BBQ, the Malaysian inspired umami-bomb of Pan’s Mushroom Jerky deserves your attention. At a suggested retail price of $7.99, Pan’s Mushroom Jerky is distributed nationally and available online at mushroomjerky.com.
Bowdabra is not only the perfect gift for craft-lovers but it is also the perfect holiday decorating tool. It’s an inexpensive, “goof-proof” bow maker that’s designed to transform the creatively-challenged into creative pros.
The Goof-Proof Bow Making Tool Helping DIY’ers Avoid the Environmental Disaster of the HolidaysLooking for a creative (and environmentally-friendly) way to up your holiday decorating? Searching for the perfect gift for the craft-lover or DIY’er in your life? Want to reduce paper waste and have a more sustainable holiday?
You need a Bowdabra! It’s an easy-to-use bow making tool that lets you create designer-quality pieces – from hairbows to gift wrapping to home decor, seasonal crafts, and holiday decorations like wreaths, ornaments, centerpieces, and more!
Bowdabra, the world’s easiest bow making tool, can turn anyone into a bow making expert. With the Bowdabra Bow Maker you can you create professional-looking bows for every occasion formal and informal – in mere minutes! The kit has everything needed to create your own unique bows, including Bowdabra, Bowdabra wand, 30-minute project DVD, instruction book and 10 yards of Bowdabra bow wire. Learn how to make hair bows, home décor, seasonal crafts and gift wrapping with the easy bow making tutorials and instructions. You can buy the Bowdabra DIY bow maker tools – including
Large Bowdabra, Mini Bowdabra, and Hair Bow Tool and Ruler as well as a huge selection of choicest ribbons and the ever-dependable sturdy and twistable Bowdabra Bow Wire at affordable prices and great discounts.
Brutus Bone Broth and Brutus BiscuitsBrutus Bone Broth and Brutus Biscuits are a great way to reward your canine friends and family this holiday season.
Brutus Broth Product Facts: The only bone broth on the market with glucosamine and chondroitin for joint and digestive health.Made with human-grade bone brothGreat for added hydration and nutrition Free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.
Where to Purchase/Cost: Available at www.brutusbroth.com. More purchase information can be found here: https://brutusbroth.com/pages/buy-bone-broth-dogsBiscuits available in 8 oz. resealable stand-up pouches, beef or chicken flavor; Biscuits 2-pack $19.99 or 6-pack for $49.99Brutus Bone Broth comes in 32 oz. cartons; 2-packs $19.99 or $17.99 by subscription model
About Brutus Bone BrothFounded in 2017, Brutus Broth is a women-owned, family-run business created from a passion and commitment to enhance canine diets – while giving back to the community. Brutus Broth all-natural pet products are manufactured and packaged in USDA-approved facilities and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Packed with nutrients, minerals and amino acids, bone broth, is a nutritional powerhouse for dogs with benefits such as gut, digestive and joint health and improved immune systems. For more information on Brutus Broth, please visit: www.brutusbroth.com.
We Craft Box is a monthly kids craft kit delivered to the home for kids ages 3-9. With a themed story, 3 or more coordinating crafts, easy to follow photo directions, and all materials included, that can be shared between 2 children, we’re helping busy families unplug from the screen and connect though creativity!
From $29.99 / month, free shipping in the US Shipping Fees apply to Canada
Spark creativity with We Craft Box Senior, a monthly prepared craft kit for adults of all ages delivered to your doorstep! Our mission is to deliver fun and creative activities to seniors. Each month features a unique theme and story about the crafts. With 3 or more crafts, easy to follow photo directions and all materials included you can save time, and invest in a stress free creative experience every month!
Time Life – ROBIN WILLIAMS: COMIC GENIUS
|It’s been five long years since Williams’ passing, but his larger-than-life persona and singular talents live on in the hearts and minds of his countless fans. Help celebrate his extraordinary career this October (and beyond) with ROBIN WILLIAMS: COMIC GENIUS, only from Time Life!|
GET FRONT ROW SEATS TO COMEDY GENIUS WITH A TRIOOF DVD COLLECTIONS CELEBRATING AN INIMITABLE ICON – AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST T AT RETAIL! ROBIN WILLIAMS: COMIC GENIUS
Comedy Fans Will Thrill to One-of-a-Kind Compendiums Spanning the Electrifying Comic’s 40-Year Career, Including a 5-Disc Collector’s Set (Available Exclusively at Walmart), a Completist’s 22-Disc Set Featuring 50+ Hours of Improvisational Brilliance, and a Single Disc Release Time Life celebrates Williams’ memorable, inimitable 40-year career with ROBIN WILLIAMS: COMIC GENIUS. Decades in the making, the TV DVD archivisists at Time Life have collected all his most memorable stand-up and television performances across three singular collections: a 5-Disc Collector’s Set (Available exclusively at Walmart), a handsomely-packaged 22-Disc set featuring 50+ hours of comedic genius, and a single disc featuring Robin’s first HBO stand-up special. All DVD releases also feature newly produced featurettes and exclusive interviews.
This 5-disc COMIC GENIUS collection ($54.98srp) featuring the crown jewels of Robin’s iconic career: all five legendary HBO specials together in their full glory – Off The Wall (1978), An Evening with Robin Williams (1983), An Evening at the Met (1986), Live on Broadway (2002), and Weapons of Self Destruction (2009). Whether riffing on platypuses, presidents, golf, gorillas, or human anatomy, Williams always left his audiences in stiches, and this set, featuring more than 13 hours of hilarity does just that! Also included is rare archival footage of Robin’s early stand-up, raw footage from HBO’s promo shoots and press interviews, the People’s Choice Awards honoring Robin and E! Press Room footage, featurettes and exclusive new interviews with Lewis Black and Robin’s manager, David Steinberg.
Uncensored, electric, intense and unfailingly hilarious, Williams made it his life’s work to make people laugh and nowhere is that on greater display than in the mammoth 22-disc COMIC GENIUS set ($279.98srp). On top of Robin’s unforgettable HBO Stand-up Specials, the set also includes more than 50 hours of uproarious entertainment featuring never-before-released shows, including Robin’s full MGM Grand Garden Arena stand-up from 2007 and the Montreal stop on his last tour in 2012, his best talk show and late-night TVappearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Graham Norton Show, Saturday Night Live and more,11 hilarious episodes of Mork & Mindy, including the two-part pilot, James Lipton’s Emmy Award®-nominated 90-minute interview with Robin on Inside the Actors Studio, plus deleted scenes, a comprehensive collection of Robin’s USO shows around the world and the critically acclaimed 2018 HBO documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.
The acclaimed set, originally available only through TimeLife.com, also features hours of bonus features including newly-produced featurettes The Early Years, San Francisco: Where It All Began, Comic Genius, and TV’s Best Guest, rare archival footage of Robin’s early stand-up, raw footage from HBO’s promo shoots and press interviews, brand new interviews and intros with Jay Leno, Lewis Black, Pam Dawber, Martin Short, and Robin’s manager, David Steinberg, as well as Robin Williams: Uncensored, a collectible 24-page, full-color memory book featuring rare archival photos, reminiscences from friends and colleagues, Robin’s personal tour notes and more. Of the 22-disc collection, David Fear of Rolling Stone said “For fans, of course, the ability to collect so much Williams visual ephemera in one package is a gift from the gods. But for comedy-nerd completists, the sort of people who study the form and argue over the peaks of its practitioners, this intimidating set is close to a dream.”
From comedy clubs to stadiums, from talk shows to USO tours, Williams continually amazed audiences with his frenetic energy and unbelievably quick wit. Home audiences looking to bear witness to the comic’s first HBO special need not look any further: the DVD single ($14.95srp) features 1978’s legendary Off the Wall. Also included in the release are The Second Annual HBO Young Comedians Show, Robin’s appearance on The Dick Cavett Show and The Great American Laugh-Off, an exclusive interview with David Steinberg and the featurette, Robin Williams: The Early Years.
In unforgettable ways, ROBIN WILLIAMS: COMIC GENIUS reveals and celebrates the wide range of his incredible talents like never before.
|SAND DUNES AND SCALPELS, SURFBOARDS AND SHRAPNEL, BLUE SEA AND RED BLOOD, R&R AND CPR… RETURN TO TELEVISION’S FAVORITE BEACH WITH A SPECIALLY-PRICED DVD SET OF A GROUNDBREAKING TV SERIES SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE VIETNAM WAR CHINA BEACH: THE COMPLETE SERIES Available EXCLUSIVELY at Walmart|
This 19-Disc Set ($64.95srp) Features All 62 Complete Episodes from the Golden Globe®-Winning Series and More Than Five Hours of Bonus Programming, Including Audio Commentaries, Exclusive Interviews, Highlights from the 25th Anniversary Reunion and More!
From the moment CHINA BEACH debuted in 1988, with its iconic opening credits set to the Supremes’ “Reflections” as its theme song, it was hailed as groundbreaking television. In an era of testosterone-driven war movies, the series, created by award-winning journalist and Vietnam vet William Broyles Jr. and John Sacret Young, delivered the Vietnam war from a unique perspective: that of the women, military personnel and civilians who were present during the conflict.
Part EVAC hospital, part USO entertainment center, China Beach, also known as the 510th Evacuation Hospital and R&R center, was an outpost of craziness and compassion that captured an extraordinary group of characters — US Army doctors and nurses, officers, soldiers, Red Cross volunteers and civilian personnel — in a unique, exotic place where so many things came together: horror and laughter, heroism and sacrifice. Many episodes and story lines were based on real-life stories of those who served, stories brought to rich life by a supremely talented ensemble cast featuring many actors beginning to make their marks on the industry, including Dana Delany (First Lieutenant/Captain Nurse Colleen McMurphy), Marg Helgenberger (K.C. Koloski), Michael Boatman (SP4 Sam Beckett), Robert Picardo (Captain Dr. Dick Richard) and Ricki Lake (Holly Pelegrino). The other side of the camera boasted such accomplished talents as multiple Emmy Award®-nominee Writer/Director/Executive Producer John Sacret Young and producer John Wells, who would go on to executive produce “ER” and “The West Wing.”
BONUS FEATURES Episode commentaries, Exclusive interviews, Behind-the-scenes featurettes INCLUDING highlights from the 25th anniversary cast reunion PLUS deleted scenes AND a gag reel!
CHINA BEACH: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Type: DVD/19 Discs
Running Time: 54 hrs, 21 mins. +
Genre: TV DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
ACORN TV’S HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR TV LOVERS
Acorn DVD has a unique mix of premium boxed sets and collectibles that would be perfect for holiday gifts, including a beautiful complete series collection for one of Acorn TV’s most popular series A Place to Call Home, which critics have called an Aussie Downton Abbey, separate holiday pop-up collectibles for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Midsomer Murders and The Brokenwood Mysteries; a limited edition Midsomer Murders compilation with episodes chosen by series star Neil Dudgeon; the first five seasons of one of BBC’s most popular series, the edge-of-your-seat thriller Line of Duty; Sundance Now’s record-setting supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches; among many other discounted DVD collections and gift subscriptions for Acorn TV. Limited quantities available.
Offering an intriguing mix of gift possibilities for Anglophiles and lovers of British mysteries, drama and comedies, as well as period dramas and Australian/New Zealand series, Acorn TV and DVD features several DVD sets perfect for holiday gift giving.
MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES: Holiday Pop-Up Collectible
Murder under the Mistletoe: Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, The Babadook, Game of Thrones) and company head to a chalet to celebrate Christmas in July, but when they get there, they find one of the residents dead, electrocuted while hanging festive lights. Two other deaths quickly follow, though not before Jack and Constable Collins arrive on the scene and Phryne begins to figure out which of the chalet’s residents might be the next victim.
One of three holiday pop-up collectibles featuring Christmas episodes from Acorn TV’s popular mystery franchises.
Bonus: Season’s Greetings from the cast (2 min.)
MIDSOMER MURDERS: Holiday Pop-Up Collectible
The Christmas Haunting: Barnaby and Nelson investigate the fatal stabbing of a man with an antique sword during a ghost-hunting party at a ‘haunted’ manor house.
One of three holiday pop-up collectibles featuring Christmas episodes from Acorn TV’s popular mystery franchises.
Bonus: Interview with Gwilym Lee (9 min.)
THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES: Holiday Pop-Up Collectible
A Merry Bloody Christmas: It’s Christmas in Brokenwood, New Zealand, but not all is merry and bright. When the mayor is found dead in his home, dressed as Santa after the annual holiday parade, Shepherd, Sims, and Breen question those locals vying for the mayoral position. But when more bodies turn up, the detectives believe there’s a darker motive.
One of three holiday pop-up collectibles featuring Christmas episodes from Acorn TV’s popular mystery franchises.
Bonus: Interview with the cast and writer (9 min.)
PITCHING IN – Acorn TV’s and BBC’s new family drama series set in picturesque Wales
Home is what you make it
This heartwarming four-part series stars treasured British actor Larry Lamb (New Tricks, EastEnders, Gavin & Stacey, Murphy’s Law) as Frank Hardcastle, a man who runs a holiday park on the North Wales coast. There Frank finds his serenity disrupted by his flighty daughter (Caroline Sheen) and grandson when they move back home. Entirely shot in Wales, the series also co-stars Oscar and Golden Globe winning actress Hayley Mills (The Parent Trap, Pollyanna, Wild at Heart). The DVD 2-Disc set features four episodes, as well as bonus behind-the-scenes featurettes ($39.99, Amazon.com).
Additionally, Pitching In is available to watch anytime on Acorn TV, North America’s most popular streaming service focused on British and International content.
On the scenic and serene north Wales coast, the residents of Daffodil Dunes are content with their cozy, if somewhat outdated, camping-park community. Then owner Frank makes the surprising announcement that he plans to sell the park and retire. But when his strong-willed daughter, Carys, returns home for the first time since her mother’s death 18 months ago, she attempts to change his mind.
Carys plans events from medieval reenactments to fitness retreats to draw new visitors and increase income. But she may be in over her head as she contends with her disgruntled teenage son, her ex-fiancé’s new girlfriend, and another woman in her father’s life: enticing estate agent Iona (Hayley Mills), who has her own plans for Daffodil Dunes—and for Frank himself—in this endearing family drama.
DVD 2-Disc Set: 4 episodes – Approx. 237 min. – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961275397
Bonus: Behind-the-scenes featurettes about Wales (2 min.) and the characters (4 min.)
As it’s that time of year to start thinking about the most coveted, fun and fashionable gifts, consider these great new items from BigMouth Inc!
From the finest in funny gifts, to the superb snow tubes – there is something for everyone on the gift list this year, with plenty of smiles for all. All BigMouth Inc. products are available in nationwide brick-and-mortar and online retailers.
Their brand new holiday catalog can be found here – BigMouth Inc Holiday 2019 Catalog. Some favorites are below – from a taco and monster snow tube, to snow globe fort, Corgi butt bottle opener, mermaid water bottle and olive you martini glasses just to showcase a few!
Health and Fitness
Circadian Optics is the maker of bright light therapy lamps to mimic daylight. These designer lamps allows seniors to get the light needed at home or at a desk. Science tells us to get enough sleep, take vitamins, drink water and exercise. However, we need sunlight. Getting light at the right time improves mood, boosts energy and regulates sleep. www.CircadianOptics.com
Circadian Rhythm is the body’s natural way of tell you to sleep and rise, triggering important biological processes that help you function best. It is an internal clock to make us alert during the day and sleepy at night. When feeling tired, sluggish, and down, it could be due to normal disruptions to this cycle. With busy schedules that can go until past dark and almost constant screen time, modern lives are full of interruptions that could potentially throw off the sleep/wake cycle.
Bright light influences the body. Too little light in the morning could cause the tired feeling during the day. Too much light at night may make us unable to fall asleep at bedtime.
Light therapy such as Circadian Optics can reset the body’s Circadian Rhythm to help you get a better night’s sleep and feel naturally awake and energized throughout the day. As neuroscientists have discovered, harnessing the power of bright light could provide benefits to the mind and body.
Circadian Optics lamps are an easy and effective way of getting exposure to bright light indoors. They use LED lights to provide bright light while filtering out dangerous UV rays. The best time to use a Circadian Optics lamp is in the morning. Exposure to bright light in the early part of the day stimulates receptors in your eyes and sets your body clock for the day. Morning light is most effective in helping be awake, alert and energetic during the day.
Circadian Optics lamps can be used at home or in the workplace to increase wellness. Circadian Optics lamps retail from $44.99 – $74.99.
Half Day CBD
This holiday season, Chicago-based Half Day is offering the gift of good health with its top-quality, seasonal flavored and scented CBD products. Choose from Sugar Plum or Cinnamon Bun Full Spectrum Oil, Sugar Plum Gummies, and Orange Spice Salve.
CBD is red hot these days! These gift packs are perfect for friends and family experiencing health issues such as anxiety, stress, pain and sleep challenges. The fact that Half Day CBD is non-psychoactive makes it an appealing option for anyone looking for relief without disconcerting feelings of tiredness or fogginess.
In an industry where consumers are unsure of how to find a reputable brand, Half Day has them covered. Half Day sources organic hemp from Kentucky farmers and puts all products through rigorous scientific testing to ensure consistency, potency and safety.
A wide range of Half Day products are available online (halfdaycbd.com) and in select physician offices and CBD shops in the Midwest.
Wellness themed gifts do not have be boring this year with these hemp-derived CBD gifts by Hakuna Supply. This year’s limited edition Hakuna Coffee & Chocolate Holiday Box is priced under $50 and available to ship worldwide!
|CBD Coffee & Chocolate Hakuna Holiday Box|
This beautiful bundle is the perfect CBD sampler for the holidays. Coming with a little bit of all our customer favorites. Stock this on your shelves starting Nov 1st.
1oz Hakuna Hemp RoastHakuna Confectionery Dried FruitHappy J’s CBD Chocolate
|CBD Infused Tea Sampler|
This beautiful bundle is the perfect CBD sampler for the holidays. Coming with a little bit of all our customer favorites. Stock this on your shelves starting Nov 1st.
Bundle Includes:5 Turmeric & Ginger5 Peppermint5 Chamomile 5 Macha Green TeaCherry Blossom Bamboo Box
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Anyone looking for a unique (and healthy) holiday gift to give this year, can give a loved one a subscription to Huel, the world’s fastest growing nutrition brand. Huel, which is plant-based and vegan, is a perfectly balanced and nutritionally complete meal that you can prepare in under one minute. It the perfect drink for anyone that wants a complete meal while on the go.
Subscriptions to Huel allow you to send the drinks every four weeks (the most popular option) or choose the frequency of the delivery. Huel subscriptions are completely flexible. You can also skip a delivery, update a shipping address, cancel your subscription, or perform a multitude of other actions with your subscription at any time.
The brand is huge all around the world and has sold over 50 million meals across 80 countries. Huel sells a wide variety of Ready-to-drink meals and powders (including gluten-free options), making nutrition fast, easy and affordable.
Huel subscriptions for the powder are available at: https://huel.com/products/huel
Subscriptions for the Ready-to-drink are available at: https://huel.com/products/huel-ready-to-drink
Key features of Huel include:
– It’s Easy: Huel is a perfectly balanced and nutritionally complete meal that you can prepare in under one minute
– Nutritionally Complete: Huel Powder is a nutritionally complete food that is high in protein and fiber, low in sugar and salt, rich in phytonutrients and contains all 27 essential vitamins and minerals
– Plant-based and Lactose/Soy/GMO-Free: It contains no lactose or any animal products, no soy and no GMO
– Affordable: Huel starts at just $2.35 for a 400-calorie nutritionally complete meal and bulk and subscription discounts can be enjoyed by anyone for as low as $1.95 per meal
– Huel is Food: Huel is far superior nutrition to most conventional diets. Huel can replace any meal or even as a between-meal snack. In this way it can be an add-on improvement to your diet to ensure you’re giving your body what it needs.
– Zero food waste: Because you only use the Huel that you need to consume, and because Huel powder has a 1-year shelf life, Huel produces zero food waste
– High manufacturing standards: Huel’s facilities and equipment are held to the highest safety standards and regulations
– Vegan/environmentally friendly: Being vegan and producing zero food waste means Huel has much less of an environmental impact on the planet than many other food products
More information is available at www.Huel.com
CBD (cannabidiol) continues to be a trending topic of 2019. Koi CBD is a leading wellness brand that offers a variety of CBD products including 100% Natural CBD Oil, Vape, Topicals, and more. With a variety of choices, their products will make great stocking stuffers for families, friends and loved ones.
The company’s current product offerings include:
About Koi CBD:
At Koi CBD, we believe in helping people live better. Nature gives us hemp. We simply harvest this gift to help people’s interests and needs for its restorative properties. Like the powerful fish that lends us our name, Koi is a life force, swimming up current to deliver the purest hemp-derived products.
Thrilled to announce that the truMedic MagicHands™ truShiatsuⓇ Neck and Back Massager + Heat is included in this year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things holiday gift list featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and on OprahMag.com. Here are some other massage devices to consider.
The latest massage innovation brings ultimate comfort and tension relief in the convenience of your home. MagicHands™ is available for purchase at https://www.trumedic.com/, and in the Oprah’s Favorite Things storefront on Amazon at www.amazon.com/oprah and the Amazon App anytime, anywhere.
The MagicHands™ truShiatsu™ Neck and Back Massager + Heat is a first of-its-kind hand-held personal massager. This advanced, high-performance product features a patent-pending mechanism and design. It delivers a powerful massage that is so lifelike, users will believe it is coming from a set of real human hands, recreating the touch of a professional masseuse. With deep-kneading massage nodes that act like a human “thumb,” MagicHands™ delivers an effective truShiatsu™ massage. It penetrates sore muscles and is a perfect pre-workout warmup. The benefits of MagicHands™ can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you’re at home or on the go. Also available on Amazon.
The MagicHands™ truShiatsu™ Neck and Back Massager + Heat is a first of-its-kind hand-held personal massager. This advanced, high-performance product features a patent-pending mechanism and design. It delivers a powerful massage that is so lifelike, users will believe it is coming from a set of real human hands, recreating the touch of a professional masseuse. With deep-kneading massage nodes that act like a human “thumb,” MagicHands™ delivers an effective truShiatsu™ massage. It penetrates sore muscles and is a perfect pre-workout warmup. The benefits of MagicHands™ can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you’re at home or on the go.
Twelve lucky readers will have the chance to win every item on Oprah’s Favorite Things List, including the MagicHands™ truShiatsu™ Neck and Back Massager + Heat, on Oprah’s Favorite Things List in the 12-Day Give-O-Way Sweepstakes (www.oprahmag.com/12days), which runs from November 27 through December 8.
Readers.com® and Sunglass Warehouse®
What to buy this year? The ideal winter present; Trendy pair of specs!
A trendy pair of specs is the perfect gift for just about anyone from Readers.com® and Sunglass Warehouse®. With hundreds of affordable glasses, most $20 or less, these two brands are THE place to shop for all the stylish frames to gift this year.
Check ‘em out below!
- For the ultimate cool girl, ‘90s baby shades, check out The Rounder ($9.95): dark round sunglasses that know how to rock a crowd.
- For an on-the-go makeup mirror (yes, that’s a thing) frame, check out The Kellyn ($15.95): a makeup reader that allows you to use your reading magnification and apply your makeup at the same time. These are a bestseller and perfect for your mom, aunt, or makeup obsessed bestie!
- For unmagnified glasses that reduce harmful blue light, check out The Buddy ($16.95): Unmagnified computer glasses with a unique lens tint that blocks out potentially harmful blue light and helps lessen eye fatigue.
- For those classic, never-gonna-go-out-of-style sunnies, check out The Drifter ($15.95): These polarized shades have a retro square shape and decades worth of street cred, plus, they’re fantastic for any person, any style.
- For that reading-obsessed, beach bunny in your life, check out The Key West ($18.95): With UV protection and fully magnified lenses, The Key West Reading Sunglasses are a must-have. Bonus: Metal accents on these retro-inspired tinted reading glasses add a touch of style.
- For designer shades at an affordable price, check out The Haylen by Foster Grant ($19.95): That’s right, a selection of Foster Grant sunglasses are available on the Sunglass Warehouse website. These sunnies are a true classic aviator suitable for all face shapes.
- For that trendy, youthful momma or mother-in-law in your life, check out The Versailles ($59.95): A big, bold mixed material frame made up of premium acetate and metal available in clear or black with tortoise.
- For chic, no way they were that affordable sunglasses, check out The Heidi ($12.95): These versatile cat eye sunglasses are a great way to accessorize an outfit or use as an everyday pair.
Whether you are looking to calm tension, reduce inflammation or desire a more restful sleep – CBD + Essential oils combo can get your body back to feeling optimal!
Movement Oils are the first to market CBD + Essential oils that come in 6 unique topical formulas. Each therapeutic blend contain the finest ingredients such as: mct oil, frankincense, tea tree oil, organic terpenes, in combo with high grade CBD oil which can be traced to its origin with a special QR code on the back of each bottle. https://movementoils.com
Each blend was crafted to aid the following: Go (Constipation), Control (Strength, Spasm, Control and Tone), Tenderness (Low Tone), Relief (Pain Relief), Tranquil (Relaxation) and Rest (Anxiety & Stress). All combos can be used in conjunction with one another for optimal results.
- BIO: The ellumi Bacteria Killing Under Cabinet Light, powered by Vital Vio’s LED bacteria-killing technology, continuously cleans kitchen surfaces providing a 90%+ sanitization. The ellumi is certified for continuous exposure around people and comes in sizes 9”, 12”, 18”, and 24”, ranging ranges in price from $22.00- $49.99 on Amazon.
- BIO: The ellumi Bacteria Killing Recessed Shower Light is a LED sanitizing light, powered by Vital Vio’s LED technology, that kills harmful mold, bacteria, and fungi in the shower. This light continuous sanitizes surfaces providing a 90%+ clean and most importantly is certified for constant exposure to people. It was originally priced at $89.99 but on sale for $66.54 on Amazon.
Some common bacteria can live on surfaces for weeks, spreading from area to area contaminating its environment. ellumi lights provide constant sanitization of surfaces without the hassle of cleaning. This means people can spend more time doing things they enjoy and still have a clean and healthy home.
DROP WIPES are car wipes designed to easily and effectively remove bird poop from your car exterior. These cleaning wipes are intended to help keep your car exterior looking brand new, help maintain the car’s value and help keep your car clean in-between washes.
DROP WIPES cleans even the toughest bird droppings and stains using an all-natural, patent-pending formula, which was scientifically engineered to not only clean but neutralize the acid in bird droppings or anything else containing any form of paint damaging acid. This formula also contains safe but extremely effective surfactants to work together and easily remove most bird droppings, bug splats, water spots, dirt and grime from your paint. DROP WIPES’ formula removes stains safely without any harm to you or your vehicle, and will remove most droppings from paint, vinyl and metal.
Each box of DROP WIPES comes with 10 ultra-soft, individually wrapped dual wipes to put in all your household cars. Wipes are individually wrapped for added convenience – just throw them in your glovebox so the wipes are there when you need them! DROP WIPES are made of bamboo so they are ultra-soft but durable, as well as biodegradable and eco-friendly.
Using DROP WIPES is easy, first use the WET WIPE on the bird droppings to clean, followed by the DRY WIPE to dry and clear any remaining residue.
DROP WIPES are available at DropWipes.com and Amazon for $10.95 for a 10-pack.
For your holiday gifting possibilities, I suggest you include the Negg®, the world’s #1 egg peeler. The female founders cracked the code on one of food prep’s most painful pain points. Who doesn’t hate peeling hard boiled eggs?
The product is available on the Negg website, Amazon, or a number of specialty retailers, including Sur La Table. The Negg® makes peeling eggs easy, fast and fun. It retails for $14.95 and is made in the USA.
Among the many fans of the Negg® are health and fitness advocates who find an easy-to-peel egg a perfect way to get their protein. It’s also a hit with parents who involve their kids in preparing food and older Americans who suffer from arthritis.
Cork Pops Holiday Bar Towels.
Holiday Bar Towels add that little bit of edgy fun to Holiday entertaining and are guaranteed to get guests in a festive mood. $7 www.corkpops.com
Holiday Bar Towels
- 100% Cotton, white fabric bar towel with holiday themed witty saying on it
- Clever, memorable and funny, these towels with attitude are sure to give your guests a good laugh
- Great Christmas, shower, housewarming or thank you gift
- Available in a variety of clever statements
- Made in India, Machine Wash / Tumble Dry
- 26.4” X 19.1”
- MSRP: $7
- Available at www.corkpops.com
Innovia Paper Towel Dispenser
Here’s a truly unique kitchen clean-up item that is beyond useful!
Picture this: You’re in the kitchen with raw chicken juice dripping from your hands (eeewww!) or holding tight to a toddler who just used the grape jelly as finger paint. With one hand, you quickly reach for a paper towel and end up unwinding half the roll (which is now covered with raw chicken juice or grape jelly). It’s frustrating! It’s wasteful! It’s untidy! But, fortunately, it never has to happen again!
The Innovia Paper Towel Dispenser makes kitchen clean-up easier than ever. With just the wave of your hand, it dispenses paper towels on demand, just like the automatic paper towel dispensers you see in public restrooms. It’s the technology you didn’t know you needed but can’t live without — and it’s this holiday’s must-have kitchen gadget!
The Innovia dispenser can be used anywhere you need to quickly clean a mess – the kitchen, the bathroom, the garage, the craft room, and more! It’s compatible with most household paper towel brands, is available in a variety of colors, and comes in both countertop and undercabinet models. The Innovia Paper Towel Dispenser costs just $99.99 and can be purchased on Amazon or at www.innoviahome.com.
Filling up Holiday Stockings with care is definitely a challenge when you are trying to be creative with unique gifts but also useful! Toothbrush’s, lifesavers and socks are so yester-year. Step it up a notch with something everyone can and will use – Azuna Fresh air freshener. Azuna Fresh is made with Australian Tea Tree oil and it naturally degrades and attacks mold, mildew and bacteria without any harsh chemicals. Unlike other products on the market, Azuna Fresh does not mask odors, but actually removes it from the air while leaving a light natural fragrance. Each hand-crafted gel Azuna Fresh jar lasts 60 – 90 days and is ideal for cars, bathrooms, kitchens and any room in your home or office. They are perfect for seriously anyone on your list…. from teens and college students (think about their rooms and dorms), to all bathrooms, living rooms, senior homes/rooms, etc. So many individuals would love to find Azuna in their stocking this year.
Price starts at: $14.99 to $99.99
Lotus Trolley Bag
These awesome reusable bags would make a great gift for anyone on your holiday list, especially those concerned with sustainability!
The patented Lotus Trolley Bag features egg and wine pockets, an insulated cooler bag, mesh bottoms to prevent mold after spills and a faster, easier and more organized method of bagging groceries. Their four-bag system is versatile for other uses and rolls up to the size of a yoga mat, while their multi-purpose produce bags are great for storing fruits, veggies and more.
As the holidays approach, the Lotus Trolley Bag and Lotus Produce Bags are the season’s perfect gifts.
Byourbed – Coma Inducer®
This line of bedding includes oversized comforters, duvet covers, sheets, and blankets, all made with soft and cozy plush materials in a variety of sizes and styles. The comfortably warm plush materials and affordable prices make this luxurious bedding the perfect gift for the holiday season.
While holidays may be filled with new sweaters and another tie that will go unworn, the best gifts are those that can be used all year long, year after year. Staying organized is tough to do, but knowing where things are when you need them is critical when you’re running around taking care of last-minute errands for the family. My saving grace is the KeySmart Pro with built-in Tile™ technology, which ensures keys are never lost again. It is the perfect stocking stuffer for the 2019 holidays!
KeySmart is the world’s most durable compact key holder, holding up to 14 keys and includes a pocket clip and a bottle opener. KeySmart Pro comes with Tile™ smart location, so keys can be located from a phone anytime. Given how crazy and hectic the holidays can get, I think anyone on your list would benefit from knowing about the KeySmart Pro.
Audio-Technica’s Wireless Headphones, Turntables and Gaming Headsets Are Holiday Gifts That Everyone Can Enjoy
This holiday season Audio-Technica makes it easy to pick the perfect gift for everyone, with wireless headphones, turntables, gaming headsets and more.
The new ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CK3TW truly wireless in-ear headphones offer the ultimate in portable listening convenience. The AT-LP60XBT and AT-LP120XUSB turntables deliver outstanding sound from vinyl records, and the ATH-G1WL and ATH-G1 premium gaming headsets create an immersive game-playing experience. Rounding out the holiday gift offerings, Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC500BT QuietPoint® noise-cancelling and ATH-M50xBT over-ear headphones provide exceptional wireless audio quality in comfortable over-ear designs.
The ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CK3TW truly wireless in-ear headphones (US$149.00* and US$99.00*) eliminate all connecting wires for unmatched on-the-go listening convenience. Both feature an Auto Power On/Off feature that automatically turns the headphones on and connects to a paired smartphone or other device when they’re removed from their charging/carrying case. Both headphones feature Qualcomm’s cVc (Clear Voice Capture) that improves clarity during phone conversations, and Bluetooth® 5.0 for a superior wireless listening experience. The ATH-CKS5TW and ATH-CK3TW are also perfect for fitness-oriented wearers thanks to their drip-proof IPX2 water resistance rating.
Available in black, blue and khaki, the ATH-CKS5TW features powerful 10 mm dual-layer drivers and incorporates a new eartip style. Removable 3D ear loop supports offer a stable, comfortable fit. The headphones are compatible with aptX®, SBC and AAC codecs for the best-possible wireless audio quality. The ATH-CKS5TW provides 15 hours of continuous playback and the included charging case adds another 30 hours. The ATH-CKS5TW features control buttons on each eartip and is compatible with Audio-Technica’s Connect smartphone app, which provides a variety of useful functions including locating the headphones if they’re misplaced.
The truly wireless ATH-CK3TW has 5.8 mm drivers that deliver an impactful listening experience despite the headphones’ compact size. The headphones are compatible with Siri and Google Assistant for hands-free voice command activation. In addition, the ATH-CK3TW features Qualcomm® TrueWireless’ Stereo Plus, a special function that improves streaming audio performance. The ATH-CK3TW is available in black, white and blue.
Audio-Technica’s wireless AT-LP60XBT and AT-LP120XUSB turntables are sure to please the vinyl buffs on your holiday gift list. Available in black, white/black and red/black, the stylish, fully automatic AT-LP60XBT (US$149.00) makes it easy to listen to records through Bluetooth wireless speakers, headphones or other wireless playback devices (it can also be used as a standard wired turntable). It comes with a pre-installed Audio-Technica Dual Moving Magnet’s stereo cartridge, a built-in phono preamp, a dustcover and all needed accessories.
The AT-LP120XUSB offers a step up in sound quality and performance. Available in silver and black, the AT-LP120XUSB (US$249.00) is packed with quality features including a DC servo direct-drive motor for total speed stability, an AT-VM95E Dual Magnet’s phono cartridge, a die-cast aluminum platter and other refinements.
Games are always popular holiday gifts, and the gaming experience just isn’t complete without great sound. Audio-Technica’s ATH-G1WL wireless gaming headset (US$249.00) delivers powerful, spacious audio quality and crystal-clear in-game voice communication, thanks to its large-diameter 45 mm drivers and highly directional detachable boom mic. A selectable virtual surround mode provides an even more immersive 3D audio gaming experience. The ATH-G1WL’s lightweight design allows gamers to enjoy even long playing sessions in total comfort. Its wireless USB transceiver ensures compatibility with computers.
Audio-Technica also offers its wired ATH-G1 gaming headset (US$169.00), which is compatible with computers, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and any platform with a 3.5 mm headset connector. Like the ATH-G1WL, the ATH-G1 features powerful 45 mm drivers and a detachable mic.
The holidays can be hectic, as well as the rest of the year! And the over-ear ATH-ANC500BT QuietPoint wireless noise-cancelling headphones provide a sonic respite from the distractions of the outside world. These high-value Bluetooth headphones (US$99.00*) feature 40 mm drivers for clear, detailed audio reproduction and advanced ANC circuitry to attenuate environmental noise. Available in black and navy, the ATH-ANC500BT’s controls and mic are built into the earcup. The headphones offer up to 20 hours of use on a full charge and can also be used in wired mode.
The ATH-M50xBT wireless over-ear headphones (US$199.00) bring Bluetooth technology to one of the world’s most acclaimed pro audio headphones, the ATH-M50x. The ATH-M50xBT’s 45 mm large-aperture driver, rare-earth magnets and other refinements provide studio-quality sonic accuracy, and the headphones are compatible with aptX and AAC codecs for the best-possible wireless audio reproduction. Controls mounted on the left earcup provide easy handling of phone calls and music listening. An internal battery provides up to 40 hours on a full charge, and the headphones can also be used in wired mode. The ATH-M50xBT is compatible with the Audio-Technica Connect smartphone app.
*Pricing may be subject to change from the prices listed above. Check audio-technica.com for current pricing.
This holiday gifting season, consider the latest options from Mohu, The Cord Cutting Company. Their devices are sure to please your favorite TV-lover as cord cutting grows increasingly prevalent and cost-effective for American households. In fact, 1 in 8 U.S. households who cut the cord save an average of $103.10 per month.
Mohu offers an extensive line of antennas that provide consumers free access to dozens of channels (including ABC) – virtually eliminating the need for cable (on top of all of your costly live TV subscriptions…)
Beyond their range of leading HDTV antennas – including Leaf50, Sail, Striker – Mohu acknowledges that cord cutting is only as good as the self-help you can get, which is why they created the first FREE online cord cutting application that shows users how to cut the cord via Untangle.TV. Untangle analyzes cord cutters’ viewing behaviors to recommend a custom mix of over-the-air (OTA) and over-the-top (OTT) devices and services needed to watch the TV they prefer, at a cost they control.
The Leaf50, Sail and Striker are the perfect gifts to share with your favorite entertainment junkies this holiday, sans the painful cable subscription costs. Additionally, Untangle.TV will allow them to determine the best devices and streaming services to suit your entertainment needs.
Toys, Games, and Learning
Gator Golf by GOLIATH GAMES | PRESSMAN TOY
Preschoolers all across America LOVE Gator Golf and are begging their parents to include it in their holiday shopping. Are you up for a round of Gator Golf? I’ve got a gator with your name on it.
- A hole-in-one is a lot more fun with Gator Golf!
- Grab your golf club and aim to feed this hungry little Gator. Sink your putt to score get ready – he’ll flick your ball with his tail for more putting action! The first player to score 3 points wins.
- For 2-4 players, ages 3 and up.
Wheels on the Bus by GOLIATH GAMES | PRESSMAN TOY
The bus goes round and round, enchanting preschoolers with its iconic anthem and easy-to-learn gameplay. Get on board!
- Get ready to dance and sing-along to the tune of Wheels on the Bus as you roll all through the town
- The electronic bus really sings!
- Be the first to collect all the parts of the bus from the song to win
- Fun, interactive game for preschoolers
- For 2-4 players, ages 3-6
Whistlefritz is an awarding program that uses language immersion so your child can learn how to speak Spanish or French! It was created after Founder, Heidi Stock set out on a mission to find a fun yet educational teaching materials for her children to learn a new language. She quickly realized that most programs solely featured cartoons and didn’t feature live speakers for children to watch the movement of their lips. Not finding what she wanted, Heidi decided to create it herself!
Whistlefritz’s programs allow kids to join a group of lovable character including Fritz, the animated mouse Whistlefritz and friends on a journey to learn another language! The combination of live-action, animation, and lively music makes the programs as entertaining as they are educational! Children learn their second language through Whistlefritz the same way they learned their first language: through words used in context by live speakers in fun skits, games, catchy music, and dance!
Whistlefritz’s collections include DVDs, flashcards and worksheets that are available in Spanish and French! Please let me know if you would like to review Whistlefritz.
Magformers Amazing Sets
Click and create your own adventure with Magformers AMAZING Sets! Magformers are a magnetic construction toy where the possibilities are endless. Kids now have the opportunity to live out their dreams and become one of their dream professions such as a firefighter, a police officer, and a construction worker through one of the four new Magformers AMAZING sets! Great for children aged 3 and up. Create 50 ideas with the follow-along idea booklet or build your own adventure! Ages 3+ MSRP $59.99
EasyRead Time Teacher
Should we continue to teach children how to read an analog clock? Schools no longer teach penmanship due to computers and less handwritten papers. Will teachers stop teaching children how to read an analog clock? Analog clocks provide a sense of “passing time” as people can see the minutes and time ticking away. If we eliminate analog clocks will children understand the true meaning of the passing of time? One company feels it is very important for children to learn and understand the passing of time and how to read an analog clock. They have created a unique way to help teach how to read an analog clock with special clock and watch faces.
It also makes a great holiday gift! www.easyreadtimeteacher.com
ECO-FRIENDLY and SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE Children’s Products
Elmo’s Wagon from Green Toys
Load up Green Toys™ Elmo’s Wagon with all your favorite things! Sturdy and durable for indoor and outdoor toddler play, it features fun Elmo faces on each of the four hubcaps, as well as an Elmo on each side of the wagon. The 100% cotton rope handle makes it easy for little ones to haul around their most prized possessions, and also tucks inside for convenient, safe storage. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials printed with soy inks. For ages 18 months and up. Available Spring 2019. MSRP $24.99.
Parking Garage from Green Toys
Drive up, fill up, fix up, and take off! The Green Toys™ Parking Garage is a multi-level play space that encourages motor skill development, cause and effect reasoning, and imaginative, narrative play. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic, the set includes a Mini Helicopter and two Mini Vehicles, and is scaled to work with the best-selling Green Toys Ferry Boat and Car Carrier.
Featuring a drive-through station on one end and a ramp on the other, an elevator in back and helipad on top, this full-service, 360° set is ready for play from any angle. Super safe with no BPA, phthalates, PVC, or external coatings. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials printed with soy inks. For ages 3 years and up. Available Spring 2019. MSRP $39.99.
Ecokins from Wild Republic
Ecokins is a new line of sustainable plush animals made using 100% recycled fill and fabric from Wild Republic. Everything from the biodegradable polybag packing down to the soy ink printed hangtag; Ecokins uses nothing but recycled and eco-conscious materials in its overall development.
The new line includes an assortment of 14 animals in two sizes – 12 in. and 8 in. – including a black bear, polar bear, dolphin, African elephant, hippo, koala, snow leopard, panda, penguin, raccoon, red panda, sea turtle, wolf, and tiger. Ecokins complies with certified global recycling standards. Compliance to these standards is the first step towards cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the ocean, which is now an island the size of Texas. The product’s quality and affordable price make the transition to 100% sustainable materials an impactful change in the industry.
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? from Authentic Agility Games
These days, discussing religion and politics can be a dangerous proposition. What if you had a fun way to help you talk to your friends, family, colleagues or peers about what you agree on and where your thoughts and beliefs differ? Authentic Agility’s newest card game, Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? encourages thoughtful political and religious dialog in a non-threatening and fun way. Curious about what makes people think and believe the things they do? Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? opens a door to understanding. Roll the dice, draw a card and ask one of the game’s 500 questions to get started. Everyone has an opinion and when they play, everyone has a voice. Play, listen and be heard. All proceeds from Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? go toward organizations that advance education and entrepreneurial initiatives. We know that education opens the doors to opportunities and entrepreneurship is one way to enter. Available on Amazon.com $24.99
Orna-POP!™ Advent Countdown (from The Elf on the Shelf)
Unboxing and blind bags continue to captivate children nationwide and the new Orna-POP!™ Advent Countdown is right on point, offering 24 days of magical popping surprises leading up to Christmas Day! Kids simply bop and pop the self-inflating Mylar ornaments for a variety of reveals—jokes, riddles, and games. Includes 27 Mylar ornaments, 27 silver cords to use in decorative displays (i.e. hang on your tree!) and a keepsake poster featuring North Pole characters!
A toddler’s first backpack with their own beautiful Dolce travel Rabbit toy. The Rabbit arrives with crinkle ears, a removable mouse, ribbons, and tactile fabric for fun on the go. Dolce stands for Develop, Observe, Learn, Create, Educate. Let your baby DEVELOP their sensory skills with the wide variety of high quality textured fabrics. Your little one will love to OBSERVE the fun colorful fabrics and LEARN to understand cause and effect through the many interesting activities in our toys. CREATE fun, learning, and roleplay with your favorite Dolce friend. Let the beautiful, interesting and activity-rich Dolce toys EDUCATE through play. Ages 0 months+ MSRP $39.99.
|SPONTUNEOUS—THE SONG GAME IS THE GIFT OF MUSIC THAT PROMISES A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND BEYOND.Spontuneous – The Song Game is an old fashioned, tabletop board game, with no electronics. It’s a perfect game for all ages and crosses all genres of music. For the past two holiday seasons, Spontuneous has been the #1 Best Seller on Amazon for board games with over 1,800 4.5-star reviews.Created by Nashville-based entrepreneur, Rob Ridgeway, Spontuneous makes a board game out of that crazy occurrence where hearing a particular word spontaneously causes a song to pop into your head. Ridgeway states that “Spontuneous opens up great conversations and connects people through the music they sing and the memories they share. Laughter is 100% guaranteed.”In addition, playing Spontuneous will not only create wonderful memories but also trigger pleasant past memories associate with music. MusicandMemory.org states that “Favorite music or songs associated with important personal events can trigger memory of lyrics and the experience connected to the music. Beloved music often calms chaotic brain activity and enables the listener to focus on the present moment and regain a connection to others.”The broader the tastes the better the fun! |
Spontuneous’s tag line is, Sing it or Shout it…Talent NOT Required. So even if you can’t carry a tune in a bucket, this game is still for you!
How to Play Spontuneous – The Song Game
The objective of Spontuneous is to stump your opponents from being able to sing a song containing the trigger-word you’ve chosen. The players race to be the first to sing a 5-word portion of a song containing that word. The first player to begin singing rolls the dice to advance on the game board. If everyone is stumped, the player who announced the word must be able to back it up with a song of their own otherwise they are penalized. The first player to reach the finish line and complete the Spontuneous Challenge wins!
*Great for All Ages, 8 and Up
*Multiple Award-Winning Game
*Crosses All Genres of Music
*4 – 10 Players or Teams
*Length of Play: 30-45 minutes
*Talent NOT Required
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