2020 Holiday Gift Guide

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By Christopher Cussat

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 5th annual Holiday Gift Guide. We would like to extend a special thank you to those of you who sent 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:

Custom paint by number

A paint by numbers is perfect for couples because it is the best way to preserve memories. If you want to gift something more personalized you could go for a paint by numbers custom which is the same thing but customized with your image. You can put it on your wall and always remember this great experience you once made your own painting.


Solight

One solar light saves 90 pounds of carbon emission a year. Every time you choose clean lighting instead of traditional light bulbs it’s a strong individual commitment to a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle. This year, I’d like to suggest giving a Solight lamp to friends and family.  

Solight is a self-inflating, waterproof, solar light made from non-toxic, recyclable, hi-tech materials. The light keeps its shape even when punctured and recharges in the sun lasting up to 12 hours. Solight is great for kids and adults, environmentally conscious households, camping, backyard aesthetic, emergency use and more! 

Solight offers the following designs: 


Vena CBD

Vena CBD, created by Tamra and Eddie Judge to bring high quality CBD to everyone, today announced the addition of CBD chocolates to its product collection. 

Now available for purchase (right before the holidays!), the new chocolates come in three luxurious flavors with 25mg CBD per serving in perfectly proportioned, snackable squares. Flavors include:

  • Dark Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint 
  • Milk Chocolate Toffee Crumble 
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Customers can enjoy the product as part of health and wellness lifestyles, or for a tasty treat packed with the finest CBD. The chocolates are also a unique gift for holidays, birthdays and more.


The Floral Preservation Co.

Ladies, are your holiday centerpieces looking a little droopy? Don’t toss them! Preserve your petals with David Tutera-endorsed The Floral Preservation Co., a proprietary method of preserving flowers and the memories attached to them. The DIY Flower Drying Kit includes microwave directions, quick dry papers, reusable drying boards, holding clips, wrapping cord, a special finishing spray, and shaping tweezers. Also available is a line of floral keepsake albums with airtight sleeves to store the dried flowers, an additional 4 X 6 sleeve for a photo of the event/memory and a note card to journal about the special moment.


Biohyalux

Winter is one of the most magical times of the year with all the pretty lights, snow and cozying up with your favorite drink by the fireplace but this season of cold weather could also impact our skin. Dry, cracked skin is more common in the winter due to the lack of moisture in the air, so changing up that skincare routine and adding to what your skin needs will be so helpful to keep protected, hydrated, healthy glowing skin. Here’s what our experts at Biohyalux say about winter skincare regimens:

Staying warm, avoid taking hot showers, staying hydrated, moisturize and using products that contain ceramides to fight dryness and maintain hydration. Using our line of products will certainly help combat the cold weather.  

When the day is done you just feel tired, want to relax and unwind; trust us we know you deserve it! However, you can’t forget about taking care of your skin so here are our favorite products to use in the winter:

The Ultimate Hydration Face Mask: $25.30 

This face mask is drench in our exclusive patented Hyaluronic Acid formula that gives your face the most hydration that will leave your skin feeling soft and glowing. First, you’ll want to cleanse your face in a warm shower use your exfoliator, cleanser and when you get out use a toner to take off any excess dirt/makeup. Once you have a fresh clean face, grab one of the face mask sheets, open it up, put it on your face and this goes from your forehead to your neck. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes. When the 30 minutes is up, peel off the mask to reveal full, plump, hydrated skin. No need to rinse off any excess just massage into your skin using your hands or you can use a face roller. 

After you massage the rest of the face mask into your skin, wait 5 minutes. After 5 minutes you’ll want to use a serum. Our serums are unique compared to other brands because our team of specialists have already measured out how much you should use on your face each day. Our face serums are for a 30 day use so in one month you’ll achieve that beautiful, natural complexion you’ve been longing for in these cold months. For deep long-lasting hydration that is great for all skin types is:

Hydro-Intense Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum $57.00

This face serum harnesses the exclusive patented hyaluronic acid formula. The hyaluronic acid formula goes deep into your pores to give the most hydration and protection needed to combat the cold weather. So how do you use our serums? When you open the box there will be 30 soft ampoules, simply break off one at a time to use once or twice a day depending how much you want to use. We recommend using one ampoule per day. Squeeze the serum on the tips of your fingers and remember serum goes around your face, above your cheek bones and on your T zone. You can use the kneading massage method or use a face roller to smooth out any fine lines/wrinkles. If you use this serum consecutively results will start to show and you’ll see that natural beautiful glow. 


Browse their website at https://us.biohyalux.com/ to see these products and more face serums that they offer to combat skin concerns.


Shuman Associates, Inc. News
Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday this December with stand-out recording collections of the composer’s most beloved works, including the symphonies, string quartets, piano sonatas and concertos, and duo works for cello and piano.
 
PIANO SONATAS performed by JONATHAN BISS
Orchid Classics (
ORC100117)
 

9-disc set, $67 from Amazon
“One of today’s foremost Beethoven exponents.” – Chicago Tribune
For more than a decade, pianist Jonathan Biss has fully immersed himself in the music of Beethoven, exploring the composer’s works and musical thought through a wide variety of projects. The centerpiece of his efforts was this recording cycle of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas. Jonathan Biss’s Beethoven immersion has also included sonata cycles in recital, a Coursera course that surveys all 32 piano sonatas, and Beethoven/5, a commissioning project that paired Beethoven’s five piano concertos with new piano concertos composed in response by some of today’s leading composers.

 
PIANO CONCERTOS performed by STEPHEN HOUGH
Hyperion Records (
CDA68291/3)
 

3-disc set, $27 from Amazon
“The sparks struck between [the orchestra’s] crisp responsiveness and Hough’s immaculate blend of imagination and control are considerable. Magisterial one moment, wry the next, Hough is a whole orchestra in himself, and not a note is wasted.”  – The Guardian
Following a lifetime of performances of the Beethoven piano concertos around the world, Stephen Hough recorded these five masterworks on a three-disc set with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, led by Chief Conductor Hannu Lintu. The first movement of Piano Concerto No. 2 on this recording features a cadenza composed by Mr. Hough.

 
STRING QUARTETS performed by MIRÓ QUARTET
PENTATONE (PTC 5186827)

 

8-disc set, $47 from Amazon
“The Miró get to the very core of Beethoven’s art. And they do so by revealing the specific genius of each individual quartet… there’s so much profoundly satisfyng music here that I can strongly recommend it to others who hold these works near to their hearts.” – Gramophone

The Miró Quartet’s complete Beethoven string quartet recording cycle marked the culmination of the ensemble’s two-decade exploration of these sixteen pivotal works in the quartet repertoire, while also celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The Quartet has performed these works in concert around the world, including complete cycles in Portland (OR), Tulsa, Tokyo, and most recently in livestreams for the virtual 2020 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.

 
SYMPHONIES performed by MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA
BIS Records (BIS-1825)

 

5-disc set, $42 from minnesotaorchestra.org
“…a superb achievement, illustrating the point that great Beethoven performances are not the exclusive province of the central European orchestral tradition.”
– BBC Music Magazine

“…[a Beethoven cycle that] may be the definitive one of our time.” – The New York Times
In 2004, one year after his appointment as Music Director, Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra embarked on their first recording project together— Beethoven’s complete symphonies. Produced and recorded over five years using Super Audio CD technology, the recordings in this, now classic, complete set earned Grammy and Gramophone Award nominations and received high praise in national and international media outlets.

 
SONATAS & VARIATIONS performed by 
SHAI WOSNER (piano) & RALPH KIRSHBAUM (cello)
Onyx Classics (
ONYX4178)
 

2-disc set, $28 from Amazon
In 2016 at London’s Wigmore Hall, pianist Shai Wosner was joined by cellist Ralph Kirshbaum for a live recording of Beethoven’s complete sonatas and variations for cello and piano. The Wigmore Hall performances were the culmination of a tour of these works throughout the United States and Europe.
“Listeners fortunate enough to hear this duo in this repertoire in concert in London recently will know what a treat they are in for. Kirshbaum, 70 years young, is in fine form with distinctive rich-yet-lithe tone and deeply intuitive phrasing. No detail is overlooked, yet each piece is allowed to unfold organically. His partnership with Wosner is inspired, the pianist as refreshingly supple as he is insightful. With excellent recorded sound, this makes [for] a fascinating must-hear…”
– Classical Music 
Magazine,
Editor’s Choice

As a new 1% for the Planet partner, 1% of annual sales from OXO will be donated  toward environmental causes that make the home we share even better. 1% for the Planet champions environmental awareness and action, enabling brands to give back by supporting their global network of nonprofits that champion environmentally responsible initiatives with positive impact. The holiday season is the perfect time to remind others that we care for them  by helping them make their everyday tasks a little easier — especially this year. We’ve chosen a few of our favorite products to gift, and feedback from actual consumers, so you don’t have to take our word for it. 
Alternate textHome brewing has never been so convenient, or so essential. Gift an OXO Brewer, guaranteed to deliver barista-quality coffee at home,no matter how they brew. 
 Alternate textAlternate text“You can easily brew a single cup of coffee & it will taste better than a [pod brewed] coffee.”  -Kat”Simple design, clear instructions, easy to use. I’m glad that I chose the OXO coffee maker for our first thing to do when we wake up.” -Molly   
Alternate textAlternate text“This makes the best coffee in the easiest way. LOVE IT.” -Julee“It’s easy to use, compact, easy to clean and the coffee comes out smooth and delicious.” -Beth“This is the best…by far. It’s easy to use, and very easy toclean.” -Patrick
Alternate textFrom sourdough bread, to cakes and custard. No matter what they’re baking, make it better with these thoughtful tools and accessories. 
Alternate textAlternate text“I switched my pantry to these and I have so much more room and everything is easy toget to!” -Dani”[I’m] loving how organized it is making my pantry look!”  -Chassidy”Perfect to keep my sugar, flour, and other baking things fresh!”  -Lauren 
Alternate textAlternate text“I shopped for a very very long time for the best scale. This is it,for me.” -Joshua  “…this scale is my new best baking friend.” -Louis  “If you’re looking for a food scale, look no further, this is the one you should get.” -Ryan   
Alternate textAlternate text“Cookies just slid off. Love thissheet pan.” – Noah  “Love these pans. Perfect size for just about anything. Easy to clean and everything slides right off.”  -Kelley  

Eggtronic’s Wireless Charging Stone

Every holiday, there is one family member or friend that seems to have everything and asks for nothing. This group of people can be some of the most frustrating to go gift shopping for, as they always seem to get you exactly what you want, but you are left confused as ever. This holiday, instead of a lump of coal, you can give them a chunk of marble that charges their phone. 

Eggtronic’s Wireless Charging Stones are the perfect gift for the person that seems to have everything. It is a Qi compatible device for charging Apple and Samsung smartphones and wireless earbuds with 10W of charge. 5 different stone/marble finishes are sure to match any aesthetic.

Eggtronic’s Wireless Charging Stone…Introduce the trend of passing around marble instead of coal this holiday season!

https://www.einova.com/shop/wireless-charging-stones/


Silly Juice

If you need a little something extra to give this holiday season, Silly Juice has “seriously good” juices with six unique, tasty varieties perfect for any stocking stuffer!

Silly Juice is fun new addition to any holiday gift or perfect sized stocking stuffer for kids and foodies of all ages to enjoy. These colorful bottles feature perfectly combined flavors that will tingle the taste buds of all friends and family. 

There’s no limit on what makes a great gift, and stocking stuffers are the festive star on top of the Christmas tree, and a thoughtful way to celebrate the uniqueness of those on your nice list. Give the “seriously good” gift of silly smiles this holiday season! 

The fun-filled and mouth-watering collection of juices include:

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  • Cool Blue Freeze – an icy blend of blueberry, apple and lemon that is filled with chills  
  • Orange Cream – a savory burst of creamsicle flavor that tastes like sunshine on a beautiful summer day  
  • Pink Strawberry Swirl – a magical swirl of strawberry, apple and cherry to create a hint of cotton candy tang 
  • Red Apple Cherry Blossom – a rich combination of apples and cherries that come together for a fresh fall taste 
  • Watermelon Fruit Punch – a refreshing mixture of watermelon, apple, lemon, cherry and pineapple for a burst of fruity flavor  
  • White Grape Burst – a crisp white grape taste profile that provides a silly, yet extraordinary flavor experience 

All Silly Juice varieties are made with real juice, no high fructose corn syrup, are non-GMO, gluten-free, low in sodium and contain no added colors. Silly Juice retails 12-packs of all flavor varieties online for $15.95 at their direct-to-consumer website: SillyJuice.com.


MISS SWISS

YOUNG FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR INVENTS NEW PRODUCT TO SOLVE A MAJOR PROBLEM IN THE MAKEUP INDUSTRY

MISS SWISS® will launch during 2020 holiday shopping season as the most innovative makeup case on the market

Ashley Piszek, a 24-year-old entrepreneur, announced MISS SWISS® will hit the market as the newest product to solve a significant problem in the makeup industry.  Piszek’s patented travel size makeup case resembles the utility of a Swiss Army Knife® with custom holders that prevent friction between commonly used makeup products.  MISS SWISS will be available in time for the 2020 holiday season via MissSwiss.com

Piszek’s vision for MISS SWISS formed after her own “purse catastrophe.”  When her makeup was damaged and her purse destroyed, she quickly realized she was not alone.  Other makeup cases were too large to fit in a purse or did not allow for proper spacing to prevent harm.

MISS SWISS, which is manufactured in the U.S.A., has four holders to fit common makeup products.  The outside shell is a heavy-duty plastic that comes in five colors: Princess of Monaco Pink, Silhouette Black, Blue Hydrangea, Fiolet Purple, and Summertime Shandy Yellow.  MISS SWISS is 7.25 inches long, 4.25 inches wide, 1.25 inches deep, and comes with a shatter-resistant mirror inside.

For more information about MISS SWISS, go to MissSwiss.com, or follow MISS SWISS , TwitterYouTube, and Facebook.


Signature

The Roomba® i3+ ($599) is a stylish and intelligent home robot vacuum cleaner that empties itself and partners with users to provide a high-level, personalized cleaning experience.

iRobot’s Roomba i3+ brings a thoughtful new design that fits well into consumers’ homes and is packed with advanced features such as:

  • Clean Base® Automatic Dirt Disposal – the robot empties its bin on its own without the user ever needing to touch the robot.
  • Intelligent navigation – purposefully and logically cleans multiple rooms within the home, across hard floors and carpet.
  • High-Efficiency Filter – Captures 99% of pollen, mold, dust mites and cat and dog allergens.
  • 3 -Stage Cleaning System – Effectively clean corners and often-dirty areas with 10X Power-Lifting Suction and Dirt Detect Technology.

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iRoller®

The iRoller® is a compact and portable, liquid-free device cleaner that’s safe to use on all devices such as smart phones, e-readers, Kindles, iPads, iPods, TV screens, laptop screens, and GPS/car dashboard screens. iRoller® sanitizes touch screens by removing bacteria, as proven in laboratory studies. The iRoller® is certified by Bureau Veritas to be an effective bacteria remover. This product is especially useful during travel since we tend to make pit stops and infect our touch screen devices with bacteria.

To use, simply roll a few times over your screen to remove bacteria, greasy finger smudges, lint, facial powder, loose debris and more. To clean, run the iRoller® under warm tap water with a dab of liquid soap and allow to air dry.

Available on www.Amazon.com.

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Purchase Here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BX1AOVA 


EARBUD CLEANING KIT from Eosera, Inc.

Eosera Solves New-Age Problem: Introducing the 

EARBUD CLEANING KIT from Eosera, Inc.


After nearly a year in development and testing, ear care experts, Eosera, Inc., releases the EARBUD CLEANING KIT—an all-in-one kit that helps you clean your dirty earbuds in no time. The kit will be launching on www.EARcareMD.com, Amazon, and in select retail stores nationwide. Equipped with sanitizing wipes, cleaning putty, a perfectly sized magnifying glass, and small, delicate brushes, the EARBUD CLEANING KIT has it all in one reusable storage container.

Earwax experts Eosera, Inc. finally has a solution for your dirty, expensive earbuds. Introducing the EARBUD CLEANING KIT—a fully equipped kit that cleans and sanitizes your AirPods and earbuds in minutes. Containing 30 squares of cleaning putty, 10 sanitizing alcohol wipes, a magnifying glass, and 2 delicate brush heads, this EARBUD CLEANING KIT has what you need to get your earbuds back into tip-top shape. Eosera’s specially designed the storage container to be reusable and durable for easy traveling and storing. The EARBUD CLEANING KIT launched on www.EARcareMD.com November 2nd, 2020, and will launch on Amazon and in select CVS stores across the nation in December 2020.



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Buddy up with Eosera’s EARBUD CLEANING KIT—an all-in-one kit that cleans and disinfects your earbuds in minutes.

The EARBUD CLEANING KIT contains alcohol towelettes to wipe down the outer plastic portion of the earbud for hygienic purposes. In times of COVID-19, you can’t be too careful about disinfecting items that contact the inside of your ears.

De-gunk your earbuds with Eosera’s EARBUD CLEANING KIT!


GrandPad

The 2020 holiday shopping season is upon us and technology will be at the top of many gift lists. But when it comes to buying mobile devices or tablets for older loved ones — many of whom may still be experiencing visiting restrictions or facing upcoming holiday celebrations alone — how do families determine which device will best meet their needs and interests?

GrandPad® is designed with seniors in mind – the innovative device comes with features for connecting with loved ones, without the complicated features of other tablets. The large buttons and intuitive interface make the GrandPad a simple tablet for seniors who are ready to start video chatting and sharing memories with family and friends around the world.

Tablet & Accessories

When you sign up for a GrandPad subscription you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind tablet, along with senior-friendly accessories designed to make our device comfortable and ergonomic. The smart case protects the tablet while remaining soft to the touch. The charging cradle eliminates the hassle of wires from the charging process. The durable stylus makes interacting with the tablet a breeze. All of the user’s preferences and contacts come preloaded in the tablet so it’s ready-to-use right out of the box.

Software & Apps

The GrandPad tablet comes with essential apps that seniors can use to connect with loved ones or pass the time. The GrandPad enables simple video chatting for seniors, delivering crisp definition and a seamless call experience. Seniors can share photos and send voice emails with our handy apps, but the options don’t stop there. With lots of popular games, customized music, and a direct connection to the family, the GrandPad really has it all.

The following features make GrandPad a must-see technology gift for elderly loved ones:

  • Ready to use, right out of the box — no setup required. 
  • Enables pre-loaded “trusted circle” family contacts, photos, and apps
  • Built-in LTE (no home WiFi needed)
  • 7×24 always-on, live, personal tech support
  • Closed network for greater security (no one outside the “trusted circle” can contact a GrandPad user)
  • Secure internet browsing
  • Video and voice calling
  • Texting and emailing
  • Family photo and video sharing
  • Curated entertainment content, music, and brain games
  • Streaming radio stations
  • Ergonomic design and enhanced speakers and camera
  • Transportation by Lyft app
  • 24-hour personal support

To learn more or to purchase GrandPad, visit https://buy.grandpad.net/.


SelfSafe


SelfSafe is stylish, sporty USB emergency identification bracelet that holds all your important documents/images/information: medical, financial, insurance, travel documents, personal identifications and more. Simple drag-and-drop features make adding and updating information easy and you can have it all in one place on your wrist when traveling in case of emergency. Simply pop the USB out of the bracelet to put into a PC drive and all information will be brought up in one place in an instant.


SelfSafe’s 8GB drive is secure because it’s encrypted and password-protected. It’s not in the cloud. You don’t need an Internet connection. And even if you lose it, no one can access your information.*Note, it’s PC compatible at this time.

It’s a perfect gift for seniors, travelers, renters and homeowners that want all important docs and info in one place and so many more!

www.selfsafe.net


Wrist Dispenser

Wrist Dispenser is an innovative new way to carry and dispense hand sanitizer. It’s a wearable device that allows you to sensitize hands free with a stylish and customizable look. The product is used by pulling the small nozzle out of the band and squirting it onto your hand, and when you finish you simply tuck the nozzle back in the band.

All Wrist Dispensers are affordable at only $14 and made for everyone to stay safe and healthy. It’s easily washable and it can be refilled with your preferred hand sanitizer and a full bag is good for 30 uses. You can purchase one for yourself or the family directly on the website and on Amazon.com.

Wrist Dispenser is great for the entire family to stay safe and healthy! It can even be customized with logos and artwork. 

http://wristdispenser.com/

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TOUCHPOINTS™

THE TOUCHPOINT SOLUTION™ IS HERE!!

Stressed out? Can’t sleep? Having trouble focusing? Your troubles are almost over!

TOUCHPOINTS™ are new breakthrough wearable devices that use BLAST (Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation-Tactile) technology to help to reduce stress by over 70% in as little as 30 seconds! The devices are non-invasive, drug free and have shown great success not only for day to day anxiety and stress, for cravings, to promote restful sleep, deal with anger, and help us to focus and therefore increase performance.

What a great holiday gift! Who wouldn’t want your significant other, close friends, family members and even kids more relaxed and less stressed?  It’s great for those with PTSD as well. This is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year as everyday pressures, workloads, social situations, and family dynamics (not to mention reading the news!) create stress on an ongoing basis. It beats a bottle or two of wine which would likely be good only for one evening.

The original TOUCHPOINTS™ work with an app and have six settings; the new, basic model has three settings and does not require an app, making it easier for children with ADHD or autism to use them in school or elsewhere more easily. Parents and teachers both rave about their effectiveness. TOUCHPOINTS™ basic and original are available at www.ilovetouchpoints.com and numerous other retailers and are reasonably priced to make them accessible, one of the goals of the company’s founders, Dr. Amy Serin and Vicki Mayo.

Visit www.thetouchpointsolution.com to learn more.


Kannaco Premium CBD

For Relief Straight from the Farm Check out Kannaco Premium CBD

 Times are stressful.

Whether you would like a better night’s sleep or relief from things like physical or mental discomfort, Kannaco’s top-shelf CBD Balanced Boxes have everything you need to give your mind and body a chance to breathe. 

Crafted with their own organically farmed hemp, made in food grade, FDA approved, cGMP certified, GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) certified facilities, and put through an extensive 3rd party testing process (see why we say “Top Shelf” ;), their pure products are imbued with the right concentration to deliver consistency and reliability morning, noon, and night.

The Balanced Boxes are a power-packed trio with options to choose from, including:

– Aches & Pain Cream – This ultra-moisturizing pain cream is great for getting targeted relief from your face to your feet all while soothing and nourishing your skin. Features 2,000mg of Full Spectrum CBD with Menthol

 – Peppermint Tincture – Find your cool when you need it most with this grounding tincture. It’s designed to help balance your body while optimizing immune function and helping with inflammation relief. Features 2,000mg of 

– Full Spectrum CBD 

– Snooze Softgels – Help restore your body and brain boosting REM cycle with these easy to take soft gels imbued with the perfect amount of Melatonin and a sleepy terpene blend. Features 1,000mg Full Spectrum CBD per bottle/33.3mg per serving  

All Bundle Boxes include three full size products and free shipping. Discover a better balance with Kannaco.

$199.99 with FREE shipping on all orders — learn more on: www.kannacocbd.com


Pull Start Fire

This is SO COOL! Pull Start Fire gets the campfire going with just a pull of a string! Wet logs or crazy winds? No problem! Enjoy it in the backyard, on your next camping trip and/or gift it to your fav outdoor enthusiast! 

Amazing 5 Second Campfire Starter!

Whether you have perfected the quarantine backyard s’more or have participated in the historic camping surge of 2020, one thing was needed: a cozy fire! 

But what about the struggle to get the fire going? Meet: Pull Start Fire – the NO MATCHES needed, breakthrough fire starter that gets the logs burning with a pull of a string! Windproof and rainproof, this eco-friendly innovation burns for 30 minutes and will warm the hearts of everyone on your gift list!   

Highlights:

–  Start a fire with a pull of string – just add wood or logs!

– Let the flames begin within 5 seconds!

– Withstands the toughest elements including rain and strong wind!

– Can light WET wood!

– No matches or lighters needed!

– Burns for 30 minutes!

– Multiple built-in safety features!

Ready to bring the heat with ease? Check out the breakthrough Pull Start Fire! 

$17 for a 3 pack – Learn more on pullstartfire.com

Available on PullStartFire.com and by retailers nationwide, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Camping World, Amazon and more!


StickTogether

There’s nothing worse than spending hours and hours putting together a puzzle and only having a few more pieces left to place just to realize you must have lost or dropped a piece along the way. Avoid the gut wrenching feeling and switch up your traditional paperboard puzzles with StickTogether. Similar to paint by number, each StickTogether kit comes with a coded poster, a color key that tells you which color is associated with a specific letter on the board as well as enough stickers to complete the image (plus extra). And if you happen to misplace the sticker sheets, more can be ordered from the site. There are over 40 StickTogether kits to choose from or you can create a custom puzzle with your favorite family or pet photo!


San Diablo Artisan Churros

San Diablo Artisan Churros Take & Bake Churro kit… 

The Take & Bake Churro kit is a unique gift for friends and families who love to experiment and get creative in the kitchen. Customizing their own San Diablo Take & Bake Churros is an at-home tradition that families and friends will want to continue for special occasions and holidays, during and after quarantine. Filling Take & Bake San Diablo churros is simple enough for the kitchen novice, and an endlessly-customizable canvas for the ultimate foodie.

SAN DIABLO ARTISAN CHURROS RELEASES TAKE & BAKE CHURRO KIT  

Made from Scratch, Gourmet Filled Churros Available for Nationwide Shipping Just in Time for the Holidays

San Diablo Artisan Churros(San Diablo), the only nationwide purveyor of gourmet fresh filled churros that delivers deep-fried happiness on demand, announces the release of the Take & Bake Churro Kit. The kit includes one devil’s dozen [13] pre-made and chilled mini churros ready to reheat (in the oven or air fryer), fill, and devour. The award-winning churro dough is made from scratch, fried to golden-perfection, and coated with sugar and freshly-ground cinnamon. San Diablo’s one-of-a-kind Take & Bake kit gives customers flexibility to fill churros in their home kitchen with filling of their choice, including dulce de leche, nutella, sweet cream, homemade lemon curd, and raspberry. Whether celebrating a special occasion, holiday, or indulging just because, San Diablo’s quick and easy Take & Bake Churro Kit is the perfect way to create a lasting memory or sweet escape.

Beloved by Utahns since 2016, San Diablo Artisan Churros are now available for shipping nationwide. Entrepreneur Scott Porter developed the Take & Bake Churro Kit as a COVID-19 business pivot to bring the joy of “heaven sent, wicked good” gourmet filled churros safely into the home. What started as a way to satisfy the cravings of local churro fans, the overwhelming response prompted Porter to deliver churro happiness across the country. 

Just in time for a socially-distanced holiday gift giving season, San Diablo Take & Bake Churros is an at-home tradition that families and friends will want to continue for special occasions and holidays, during and after quarantine.


Down Etc

The world of Down Etc lies at the intersection of comfort and quality. Our philosophy is that good design and quality are linked and the benchmark for satisfied guests. Launched in 2000 by a founder with a passion for pillows, Down Etc began as a purveyor of “Top of the Bed” products to the most demanding boutique hotels in the world. Since then, our Hospitality Collection of pillows, down comforters, protectors and bedding has grown to include anything our guests need to provide the most hospitable bedrooms in their own homes.

Down Etc products have been used and tested by the most demanding hospitality industry clients. Our “white glove service,” exemplified by our “Pillow Butler” program; our “Ask the Diva” blog and newsletter; and our “Hug it like you Love it!®” giving back program reflect our essence and that for which we stand. While always fresh in spirit, Down Etc products represent our constant and complete dedication to quality.

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Digz Gardening Gloves

Gardening can be tough on your hands. Thankfully, Digz Gardening Gloves are here for anyone with a passion for plants.

This incredible line of gardening gear makes sure your digits stay safe while you get to work in the soil (or even making your next crafting masterpiece).The durable gloves are available in a variety of colors and hand-drawn patterns and also have touchscreen-compatible fingertips in case you need to snap a pic in the flower beds. 

The durable gloves are steeped in color and also have touchscreen-compatible fingertips in case you need to snap a pic in the flower beds.

Buy it on HomeDepot.com here from $3.98.


OWC Thunderbolt Hub

OWC®, the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC docking solutions, and performance upgrade kits, introduces the new OWC Thunderbolt Hub. For the first time ever, the OWC Thunderbolt hub solution gives you the additional Thunderbolt ports you’ve always wanted. Connect more, display more, and charge more with this new Thunderbolt 4 solution.

The OWC Thunderbolt Hub, for the first time, expands the number of Thunderbolt ports available on a Thunderbolt 4 PC. Through a single Thunderbolt 4 port, you can connect and charge any device with a USB-C or USB-A connector with this compact hub. Dual 4K displays or a single 5K/6K/8K display, high-performance storage–including NVMe solutions, A/V mixers, phone or tablet, even desktop accessories like a keyboard or mouse are all fair game. Accessories with past, present, or future USB or Thunderbolt interfaces…all connect to the OWC Thunderbolt Hub.




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Pritikin Foods

Did you know…?

  • Supermarket News reports “nearly 80% of U.S. consumers shopped online for groceries since [the] COVID-19 outbreak.”
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and Harvard School of Public Health stated that “nearly 40% of American adults aged 20 and over are obese. 71.6% of adults aged 20 and over are overweight.”
  • The National Health Council also reports “generally incurable and ongoing, chronic diseases affect approximately 133 million Americans, representing more than 40% of the total population of this country, projected to grow to an estimated 157 million, with 81 million having multiple conditions.”

So what do all these stats have to do with one another? They definitely indicate a need for a revamp in our diets!

Pritikin Foods

Pritikin Foods delivers on convenient, quality ingredients and a nutritionally sound menu that will help save you time on cooking or traveling to a supermarket, and aid in helping you maintain a healthy weight, all while tending to symptoms related to many chronic health conditions.

Consumers can easily go online and order a delicious assortment of breakfast, lunches and dinners, all designed with America’s health in mind. These meals are delivered frozen to your door, are low sodium—unlike the mis-labeled “low sodium” meals at a grocery store, which oftentimes still have a high sodium content—and helps with diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol etc. Each meal is marked for dietary needs such as gluten, vegan, and vegetarian. We also believe we have the best soups available—hands-down!


Atlas Brew Works

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Atlas Brew Works Expands Direct Shipping to Virginia and Pennsylvania

Solar-powered craft beers now available for delivery in two more states

DC-based craft brewery, Atlas Brew Works is excited to announce the expansion of its direct shipping program to two states: Virginia and Pennsylvania. Residents can now have Atlas’ solar-powered craft beers delivered right to their doors.

Virginians and Pennsylvanians can order Atlas’ core beer lineup like Ponzi West Coast IPA, Dance of Days Pale Ale, Bullpen Pilsner, District Common Craft Lager, Blood Orange Gose, and Silent Neighbor Pumpernickel Stout. Seasonal offerings will also be available to order including Festbier, while supplies last, and the new Giant Flaming Zombie Polar Bear Double IPA, beginning this November. Those wanting to sample a little bit of everything can order a “build your own” 12-pack or 24-pack.

With the holidays around the corner, purchase one of Atlas Brew Works’ monthly subscription boxes for a loved one. Starting from $25.98, options include the Hop Head’s Delight for fans of hoppy beers, Lager Down Easy, Nerd Out, Seasonal, or a specialty Brewers’ Curated. Monthly subscription perks also include access to limited release beers when available, upcoming exclusive merch, and more. Direct shipping orders for 21+ can be made at shop.atlasbrewworks.com. 

About Atlas Brew Works

Located in DC’s Ivy City and Capitol Riverfront neighborhoods, Atlas Brew Works creates balanced, great-tasting ales and lagers in a solar-powered facility. Its second location opened across from Nationals Park in early-April 2020. Atlas is available in bars, restaurants, and stores throughout DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee. Virginia and Pennsylvania residents can now order Atlas through direct shipping. For a full list of Atlas’ beer portfolio visit www.atlasbrewworks.com


FogBlock

For better or for worse, we’ve all gotten used to wearing a mask everywhere we go. No matter how stylish they are, we can’t escape our glasses or sunglasses fogging up from our hot breath pushing out from the top of the mask – inevitably leading to “mask blindness”. 

Amidst this frustration, KeySmart created the FogBlock – a no-wipe spray to apply to glasses and sunglasses to keep them from fogging up. Safe for all lenses, the FogBlock works up to 24 hours per application and comes in a 1 oz. bottle, making it the perfect travel accessory. 

Although our masks protect us from touching our mouth and nose, our eyes are still vulnerable. When our glasses fog up, many of us absent-mindedly use our fingers and whatever cloth we have handy to clear them up. This can easily spread germs to your eye, which is one of the most vulnerable membranes we have.  The FogBlock prevents fogged up glasses in the first place, reducing the need to wipe them.


Petite ‘n Pretty

Designed for petite-sized features with formulas that are free of parabens, talc, nuts and are produced cruelty-free, Petite ‘n Pretty provides young creatives with a sparkling first make-up experience this holiday season, and for parents, pediatrician-approved formulas they can trust. Perfect for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa’s or the mini MUA, below are a few beauty finds under $40 for the makeup artist on your list.

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WORD and LIV†NWORD Games

String lights on the house, tinsel on the banister, wreath on the door, Santa, cookies, stockings and gifts under the tree. Sounds like Christmas time, right?

There’s only one thing missing – the true meaning of Christmas. It’s hard not to wrapped up in the consumerism of it all.

Over the years, many of us have lost sight of what Christmas is all about. That’s why the WORD and LIV†NWORD Games are helping put the “Christ” back into “Christmas”. 

Bringing you closer to God and your family, these Bible games are the perfect Christmas activity. Providing a fun way to spend the day, competing with your loved ones while interacting with your faith and learning the Bible’s teachings a new, exciting way.

With the LIV†NWORD Game based on the Douay Catholic Bible and the WORD Game based on the King James Version of the Bible, these board games cater to you.


Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey

Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey Adds Two New Varietals 

In Time for Holiday Season

Denver-based startup Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey has added two new raw honey varieties to its product line: Brazilian Wild Mint and Brazilian Christmas Berry. The new single-origin organic honeys are now available at bkshoney.com/ along with original California Sage, Montana Clover, and Brazilian Marmeleiro Prateado.  Bee K’onscious, the “hive to home” honey brand, partners with TagOne, a provider of blockchain technology, to provide customers the ability to ensure the source of the jar is producing 100% pure, unfiltered, unpasteurized, non-blended honey. QR-coded labels on the honey jars allow customers to scan and trace the honey to the single beekeeper who produced it.

About Bee K’onscious Artisanal Honey

Bee K’onscious is a honey company that navigates the globe looking for the highest quality honeys, harvested and produced by the world’s finest apiarists. The Denver, Co-based startup is working towards ending the exploitation and inequality in an industry where economies of scale value quantity over quality. For more information, please visit www.bkshoney.com and follow them on Instagram @beekonscious.


Vermont Wagyu

Vermont Wagyu breeds the cattle to produce an intensely-marbled beef that has drawn the attention of foodies and chefs across the country.  VW gift cards and subscriptions would be an excellent holiday gift for any carnivore.  What’s more, the meats–everything from tender brisket to maple syrup breakfast sausages–are all a home cook needs to make holiday meals extra special this year. A host of recipes can be found at: https://vermontwagyu.com/blogs/news.

Vermont Wagyu Now Available Online

New England purveyor of full-blood Wagyu beef now shipping nationally

Vermont Wagyu, a purveyor of all natural, 100% full-blood Wagyu beef, is now shipping its beyond prime grade beef direct to households throughout the U.S. via its website: vermontwagyu.com. Vermont Wagyu, a family-owned farm, raises expertly bred Wagyu cattle, descended from Japanese seed stock and prized for its superior buttery flavor, intensely marbled cuts and for being rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. The farm practices whole animal butchery, making everything from tenderloin, ribeye and strip steaks to short ribs, burger meat, chorizo and marrow bones available to customers online, farm-to-table. Vermont Wagyu is a Michelin Star restaurant supplier and the proud winner of “Number One for Taste” in the 100% full-blood Wagyu category at the American Wagyu Association’s 2018 and 2019 Triple Crown Steak Challenge.

About Vermont Wagyu

Vermont Wagyu is full-blood naturally-raised Wagyu. The Vermont Wagyu farm incorporates 350 acres, where founder Dr. Sheila Patinkin and her family raise Wagyu with no added hormones or steroids and no unnecessary antibiotics. Vermont Wagyu brings cutting edge expertise in genetic science and top quality animal care to Wagyu breeding and combines it with an old-fashioned commitment to the land and a healthy environment. Steers are primarily grass-fed throughout with a grain finished diet, producing a tender, intensely marbled beef rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that’s been named Number One for Taste by the American Wagyu Association. For more information, please visit www.vermontwagyu.com or follow Vermont Wagyu on social media at www.instagram.com/vtwagyu/ and www.facebook.com/vermontwagyu/


Six Feet Away

Six Feet Away is a Portland, Ore. based brand with a line of fashion-forward accessories that will help you (and those around you!) remember to maintain social distance and stay safe.

Six Feet Away’s signature line of stylish clip-on Hand Sanitizer Holders keep hands germ-free while elevating your look when you need to leave the house. Made of vegan leather, these holders are currently available in five chic colors – Creme, Blush, Coffee, Eucalyptus, and Navy with gold and silver polished metal accents and sturdy clip to attach to your handbag or backpack. Each holder includes a 1oz. bottle to keep filled with your favorite hand sanitizer.

Other top products include the “Please Stay Six Feet Away” Tote Bag made of 100% organic cotton and “Six Feet Away” Cotton Face Mask, so your accessories can do the talking for you.

Make a statement on your wrist and a difference in your community with a white or blue “Six Feet Away” Silicone Bracelet – 100% of bracelet proceeds are donated to American Red Cross in support of its efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Six Feet Away products are a thoughtful and functional gift for family, friends, and coworkers as we head into the holiday season. All products are currently available online with special holiday pricing through December 31.


Giftya

With COVID a major consideration this holiday season, gift cards remain at the top of consumer wish lists according to data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2020 Holiday Consumer Survey. The NRF’s survey also found that 60% of consumers expect to shop online for their gifts, a key target segment for gift card spending.

However, as you yourself have likely experienced, more than twenty-five percent of U.S. adults have let a gift card expire after it has been received, and another 22% have lost a gift card that was given to them, according to a Bankrate 2020 Gift Cards Survey.

Additionally, the Bankrate survey found the Gen Z consumers were the most likely to lose a gift card, with 33% reported having done so. This compares with 29% of millennials, 21% of Gen X and 15% of boomers losing them. Re-gifting of gift cards is also a popular option, with almost one quarter (23%) of survey respondents having done so.

Enter Giftya. Giftya has upgraded the “gift card” with a personalized, meaningful, safe, secure, no loss, no waste monetary gift. With Giftya, consumers can safely give a gift for almost any merchant or restaurant in the U.S., personalize the gift with a fun video message or filter then securely text it to a recipient’s phone within seconds.

It’s also worth noting that Giftya’s never expire, and are always available for use at any retailer/merchant regardless of which merchant or retailer the sender initially selected for you, making it far more versatile than a traditional gift card to a specific retailer.


Purple’s Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Give the gift of Purple’s Multi-Purpose Cleaner to someone who can’t stop cleaning their house! Purple is odor-free, chemical-free and alcohol-free and formulated with only water and potassium hydroxide – making it safe for everyone in the house to use it for all spills and stains. Use it to clean wine stains, pet stains, grease, grime, and general everyday cleaning. Purple is an amazing gift for the cleanest person you know. 

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As an odor-free cleaner, Purple is the perfect gift for the clean freak, clumsy friend, mom, pet-owner, and holiday baker!


MAM Friends Teething Toys

An ideal holiday gift for baby and toddler, MAM Friends teething toys feature a bright, colorful design and fun personality, providing baby with reassuring comfort and companionship.

A variety of colors, shapes and textures on the teether works to stimulate baby’s senses and help develop hand-eye coordination and motor skills. The MAM Friends baby teether is handcrafted from natural rubber hevea trees in Thailand and is made from 100% baby safe, BPA-free materials. MAM Friends teething toys are durable and multi-textured, designed to soothe gums and alleviate pain associated with teething. Teethers in the MAM Friends teething toy collection include Bob the Turtle (5+ months), Ellie the Bee (3+ months), Lucy the Snail (2+ months) and Max the Frog (4+ months).

For where to buy: https://www.amazon.com/MAM-Teething-Natural-Developmental-Collection/dp/B071SD6VC3


GoSili Reusable Straw + Keychain Case

REUSABLE SILICONE STRAW WITH KEYCHAIN TRAVEL CASE

It is time to say buh-bye to plastic straws. The GoSili Reusable Straw + Keychain Case is the perfect solution for on-the-go sipping. This reusable silicone straw is a standard size, measuring at 8 inches tall with an opening of 0.5 centimeters, and will allow you to enjoy every sip of your favorite beverage, all while reducing your plastic footprint. GoSili reusable straws are 100% platinum European-grade silicone. Silicone is safe and does not contain harsh chemicals that can leach toxic materials into your drink. A GoSili reusable silicone straw won’t melt in your drink like a paper straw or hurt your teeth like a stainless-steel straw. This reusable straw is bendable and flexible, so it folds up perfectly in the included keychain travel case. When you are done sipping, simply fold your straw up, place it in the case, and on with your day you go.

This keychain case easily hooks onto your keys, backpack or purse. It is small enough to put in your pocket, yet big enough to make a significant impact on our planet. When you get home, simply wash the straw in the dishwasher. No dishwasher? No problem. To wash by hand, place a drop of soap in the opening of the straw. Roll the straw between two fingers and rinse until the water runs clear. Unlike other brands of silicone straws, all GoSili straws are translucent so you can easily see when your straw is clean. Being eco-friendly just got a whole lot more convenient. Tell your friends! On behalf of our planet, thank you for making the choice to waste less, and go sili.

  • Standard reusable silicone straw won’t melt in your drink like a paper straw or hurt your teeth like a stainless-steel straw
  • Measuring 8 inches tall with an opening of 0.5 centimeters.
  • Keychain travel case easily hooks to your set of keys, fanny pack, wristlet or backpack
  • Made from 100% platinum European-grade silicone
  • Perfect gift for yourself or your eco-friendly friends

Recommended retail: $4.50


Three Peaks 12+UMF Manuka Honey

Three Peaks Ultra-Premium honey is created in the heart of New Zealand, in the remote hills of the volcanic central plateau adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site-Tongariro National Park.  Certified 100% pure and authentic, Three Peaks is independently tested and certified for stringent New Zealand UMF Honey Association purity and quality standards.  Available in a UMF scale ranging from 5+ to 20+, Three Peaks Honey is life enriching and ideal for daily use for overall health and wellness.  The Three Peaks Honey range includes elegantly packaged glass Tongariro Jars in UMF 12+, 16+ and 18+, 20+, Manuka Everyday jars in UMF 5+, 6+, 8+, 10+ and 15+, Three Peaks UMF 12+ Single Serve Multi-Packs great for on-the-go and Multifloral Manuka Honey blend jars.

For more information visit www.threepeaksnz.com

What makes Manuka Honey so special?

Manuka Honey contains over 200 compounds not found in other honeys. The UMF rating on each pack represents the proportion of unique signature compounds characterizing Manuka Honey that are present in each batch- In particular the medicinal trilogy of Leptosperin, dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and Methylglyoxal (MGO) help make up the UMF rating  and the higher the UMF rating the higher concentration of the all the good stuff and is often even medical grade. More information can be found regarding UMF at   www.umf.org.nz

An ideal gift for health and wellness at home and on the go, Three Peaks Manuka Honey 10 or 30 pack box of individual 12+UMF manuka honey sachets:

10 pack info here:

Recommended retail: $19.99

30 pack link: https://www.amazon.com/Three-Peaks-Manuka-Honey-Zealand/dp/B079Y14ZLX

Recommended retail: $49.99

 #HatNotHate

The perfect gift to give back this holiday season: The new #HatNotHate Quick Knit Loom Kit from Faber-Castell® USA, is an easy crafting project for anyone to make two blue hats, which they can keep, share, or donate to the #HatNotHate anti-bullying campaign. #HatNotHate collects homemade blue hats from around the globe to distribute to kids and students while educating them about bullying prevention. This year, they partnered with the LGBTQ youth empowerment charity The It Gets Better Project, and have collected more than 32,000 hats. Through 2021, the campaign’s goal is to collect 100,000 hats. Loom Kit How to video. SRP: $24.99


EC3D

EC3D is the Canadian creators of medical-grade compression garments founded by the Ayoub brothers of Gildan T-Shirts. EC3D’s newest facemasks have been shown to be some of the most effective on the market when it comes to breathability and performance! 

After storming the Canadian market and fielding requests from doctor’s offices, athletes and moms looking to protect their families, the brand is launching in the US with their reusable copper facemasks. Differentiated by design, the masks come in 3 varieties, each scoring a BFE rating of 84.4% and 98.1% PFE. Able to actively fight bacteria and destroy them in approximately 4 hours, their tight weaving and second layer of protection by high-temperature lamination have made them a popular choice for our older adults.

Sportswear Brand EC3D Launches in the US With Innovative, Reusable 98.1% PFE Face Masks

The Quebec-based compression company pivots their superior manufacturing to battling the worldwide pandemic

Engineered Compression 3 Dimensional (EC3D) – creators of medical-grade compression garments – are applying their 25-years of performance material research and development from socks, tights and post-op garments, to copper face masks. Available in three models, the masks score a Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of 84.4% and a Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE) of 98.1% PFE – an industry leader for reusable face-coverings.

Differentiated by design, the masks feature tight weaving on top of the nose, a thoughtful density weaving zone, a second layer of protection by high-temperature lamination, and the brand’s signature copper fiber. Washable and reusable, EC3D masks actively fight bacteria, destroying them in approximately 4 hours (compared to a regular surface where bacteria may remain active for up to an estimated period between 24 hours and 4 days).

When the pandemic hit, EC3D quickly decided to convert their high-quality manufacturing and medical expertise to develop a unique mask to help stop the virus’s spread.

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Focusing on comfort, the mask’s form-fitting technology increases the prevention of bacteria efficiency. The microfibers used – polypropylene and spandex – retain three times less water than nylon, resulting in a dry garment that feels cool during summer and warm during winter.

After enjoying success and accolades in the Canadian market, EC3D is now adding The United States to its focus and outreach.

In addition to their recreational versions, the 3D Pro Sport Mask is engineered to stay in place during even the toughest workouts with a comfortable elastic harness. The masks are all reusable and have been helping combat sports and some police academies reopen their activity in Canada.

For additional information, visit https://us.ec3dsports.com


Letsfit

Letsfit (and its sister brand Letscom) are companies that offer really cool affordable tech including smartwatches, noise machines, amazing headphones, and more.

One great gift idea this year is their AirPod alternative earbuds. The bluetooth earbuds boast premium sound quality with a 10mm speaker, 28 hours of total playback time, and waterproof technology so you don’t need to worry about breaking them during an intense workout.


STEEP ECHO TEA


STEEP ECHO TEA ANNOUNCES THE “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS” GIFT BOX A CURATED COLLECTION OF TEAS, RECIPES AND GOOD CHEER – THE PERFECT GIFT UNDER $50



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Bel Lavoro, the Santa Barbara based olive orchard and home to Steep Echo Tea, has announced it’s first-ever “Home for the Holidays” tea collection and recipe gift box. This limited-edition holiday gift has been curated by Bel Lavoro owner, Kimberly Branum, and features three of Steep Echo Tea’s olive leaf tea blends, including: Ascent (perfect for the daily drinker), Hush (delicious digestive aid) and Repose (promotes rest and relaxation). Additionally, the “Home for the Holidays” gift box also includes three recipe cards beautifully designed and photographed by Santa-Barbara based photographer and author, Leela Cyd.Known for their immune boosting, all natural and antioxidant olive leaf teas, each individual box contains 12 individual, biodegradable tea bags. The holiday-inspired recipes found in the gift box were created either utilizing ingredients found in the tea (Hush) or that pair exquisitely with a perfect holiday dessert (Ascent/Repose).  With a price of just $45 and free shipping, the Steep Echo Tea “Home for the Holidays” gift box is the ideal holiday present that will not only calm the senses, but also help to feed the soul. The gift set can be purchased here: www.steepecho.com/products/holiday-boxThe recipes with photographs included in the “Home for the Holidays” gift box include: Ascent Tea + Spiced Apple Rye Cake Hush Tea Hot Toddy Repose Tea + Vanilla Bean Shortbread Buttons All Recipes found at: http://www.bellavoro.com/recipes

Boom AgainBoom Again takes 80 million Baby Boomers back to warm, fun memories of growing up—and breaks the mold of conventional trivia games.ImageGiven the dramatic comeback of board games in 2020 as people stay home or interact with friends on Zoom, Boom Again is destined to become 2020’s quintessential gift for the “impossible to shop for” Baby Boom parent, friend or relative. The game retails for $45.00 (which includes shipping and handling in the continental United States) and is available exclusively at BoomAgain.com Boom Again speaks directly to the generation who grew up in the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Designed to be played by two players—or two teams, Boom Again features over 2,200 questions drawing from advertising slogans and jingles, politics and social movements, movies, music, and television. The game takes players on a journey from The Twist right up to Disco; from American Bandstand to Soul Train; Doris Day all the way to Janis Joplin; poodle skirts to mini-skirts; from Hula Hoops to The Pill. It includes the anti-war movement, the sexual revolution, and the drug culture that were a huge part of every Boomer’s life experience.Rather than being an S.A.T. Test or standard trivia quiz filled with arcane facts, Boom Again is designed to produce a connection based on fond memories of a time before responsibilities. Team play minimizes the pressure on people to feel they have to know every answer.  Players collectively revisit things like the sound that baseball cards made in their bicycle spokes, or collaborate on a list of favorite I Love Lucy episodes, and advance in the game by singing out loud together-on key or off. The categories in the game are designed to be far less intimidating than Science, History, and Sports. They include: “Things We Heard,” “Things We Saw,” “Things We Learned in School,” “Stuff We Learned on the Street,“ “News,” and a multi-answer category called “Shout.” A collective sense of relief that nobody will be asked: “In what round did Rocky Marciano’s last fight end?” But, they will get to talk about Rocky and Bullwinkle.  Boomers were the first generation to embrace party board games when they were already adults. They have a historic predisposition to play games together. They’ve consumed more pop culture, longer than any other generation. Boomers are virtually ignored by an entertainment industry that gears everything toward younger audiences. They’re starved for entertainment that speaks directly to them.   Boomers now have more disposable income than any consumer segment—and they dominate the e-commerce shopping landscape.   Boomers are likely to be lingering in relative isolation for the foreseeable future. They’re anxious for social entertainment—and something new to do on Zoom with friends.Boom Again is packaged in a “cigar box” — just like the ones where Boomers kept their prized possessions. Authentic touchstones become the game tokens, including; a real Metal Skate Key, the center insert adapter from a 45 rpm record, a “Students For Kennedy” campaign button, a Vietnam-Era dog tag, and a working Roach Clip. The game even includes a “Boomer’s Little Helper” magnifier just in case players forget their readers. Boom Again takes players on a well-needed road trip back to some of their happiest times.

PediPocket

As the weather starts to get cooler, snuggle up in a blanket that finally does it all– PediPocket! This plush blanket is extra long, super soft and has a brilliantly designed foot pocket to keep your toes toasty. 

Embrace the Chill with PediPocket

Finally a blanket that does it all! No more toe tucking or fighting to cover your chest. PediPocket is extra long, super soft and has a spacious foot pocket.  You can easily snuggle to your nose while still covering your toes.  And with 3 sizes and 21 colors, there’s a PediPocket for everyone who needs a little snuggle or warm feet.  

PediPocket Highlights:

  • Measures almost 6ft long
  • Made from plush, velvety fleece
  • Lightweight design is perfect for use year-round
  • Use at home, the office, traveling, camping and more
  • Machine washable and dryer friendly for easy care
  • Available in 3 sizes (including the perfect size for kids) and 21 colors to match any style or decor

PediPocket makes for an amazing gift for yourself and your loved ones any time of the year! PediPocket can be purchased online at www.pedipocketblanket.com as well as on Amazon and select stores nationwide


JINS

JINS is a leader in crafting stylish, high-quality, and innovative Japanese eyewear. Our glasses start at $60 with free high index lenses up to 1.74 with UV filter, anti glare coatings, and prism correction.

JINS SCREEN Blue Light Lenses

Not all glasses are created equal, but with JINS bringing multi-functional eyewear to the forefront — we’re pioneering blue light glasses to ultimately help more people. Long hours of blue light exposure may cause eye fatigue, and may affect sleep quality. With our blue light lenses called JINS SCREEN, it helps reduce digital eye strain, as proven in the clinical study conducted by Keio University. JINS has already sold roughly over 12 million pairs of JINS SCREEN in the US and Japan.

JINS wants to cater to customer’s individual needs and lifestyle for blue light eye protection. Which is why we created 3 blue light lens types that you’re able to freely choose from. First, JINS SCREEN regular blocks 25% of blue light, is good for your everyday use on digital devices, and comes clear with a blue filter coating. Second, JINS SCREEN Pro blocks 40%, is good for heavy screen time use, and has a light green tint. Third, JINS SCREEN Night, blocks 60%, is good for night time use before bed, and comes in an amber orange tint.

Learn more: jins.com/us/jins-screen


Try On Over 1,800 Virtual Glasses Styles

What’s great as well is customers can experience trying glasses online virtually from the comfort of their own home. Using Virtual Try On, they can choose from one of the largest virtual eyewear inventory online of over 1,800 styles, all true to size.

Take Virtual Try On for a spin: jins.com/us/virtual-try-on

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Koreselect

Koreselect Balance is a new supplement from Korea Ginseng Corp. (KGC) for women dealing with menopause symptoms.  The product contains plant-based ingredients, such as peony root extract and bamboo leaf extract, which are known to help provide menopause relief.  Koreselect Balance’s main ingredient is Korean Red Ginseng root extract which will also help improve circulation and focus.

Koreselect Stamina is a new supplement for men looking for an all-natural way to boost their healthy stamina levels.  Koreselect Stamina has been formulated to support men’s performance, circulation, and immune system with all plant-based ingredients and Korean Red Ginseng, without the unwanted side effects of chemicals.  Studies have shown men using ginseng experienced improvement in erectile dysfunction.

The Koreselect line of Condition-Specific Ginseng products for health and immunity support contains five unique Korean Red Ginseng-based formulas to promote a healthy immune response, energy, stamina for men, menopause relief for women, and overall wellness. 

Prices for Koreselect products range from an MSRP of $19.99 to $37.99 and consumers can purchase them on the company website www.kgcus.com, Amazon, as well as a variety of retailers and independent health stores.

For more information or to purchase a variety Korea Ginseng Corp. products, please visit https://www.kgcus.com/.  You can also follow Korea Ginseng Corp. on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KGCUS, Twitter: www.twitter.com/KGCUS, Instagram: www.instagram.com/KGCUS, and YouTube:  www.youtube.com/KGCUS.  


TheMaskDiva.com

TheMaskDiva.com—fun and fashionable coverings with METAPHYSICAL bling. Surrender to masks and then take it to another level! Make them fashionable! Make them sexy!  Offering masks for every occasion, formal options with jewelry including beads, broaches and DIY filters are available. The designs include the kind that sit away from your lips so as to not smear your lipstick, while also being able to speak clearly. It’s gone from ‘tongue in cheek’ to ‘tongue in fabric’ – The Mask Diva is fixing that!

The company has also launched a ‘Be Unique Boutique’ where independent mask designers can submit their masks for sale on consignment. Using organic products and authentic stones and crystals, energy properties of each stone and crystals are explained. Founder Gillian Harris had to pivot when her valet company was rendered comatose by COVID-19. With a desire to accentuate the eyes like a burqa, she and her mom played with different patterns and now specialize in masks that meet CDC guidelines for daily use during Covid-19.

Gillian says, “Respect others by wearing a mask. In doing that, the good circles back and protects you, too!”

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Independa

Independa is an easy-to-use TV-based solution designed for older adults. With Independa, older adults are able to go from watching their TV, to engaging with friends and family via their television – no new technology to learn, no software updates or passwords to remember. Independa has a variety of features for the holistic well-being of older adults, including video chat, messaging, calendars, medication reminders, etc.

MORE INFO: Independa is a TV-based remote engagement platform (www.independa.com). Essentially, seniors at home can now easily switch between watching their favorite TV shows and engaging with family, friends and/or staff  — no tablets or computers required, no virus scans, passwords or software updates — nothing complicated to learn.

And it’s super easy to use. Plug it into the TV, connect to wifi and then kids/loved ones can call them on their TV from a phone, tablet, etc. Independa is a great product because a recent nationwide survey of 1,000 American adults with an older adult parent (over 70) who lives alone found that during COVID-19:

42% are watching 6+ hours of TV 

77% are abusing prescription drugs 

65% are abusing alcohol 

54% have a diminished will to live

49% are believed to be at increased risk for self-harm/suicide 

70% of older adults ventured outside their home fewer than 15 times (14% haven’t left home once) 


Texas Party Bingo

 Holiday Cheers Start Here!

This Christmas season—this is a great item for the holidays—Texas Party Bingo!!!

Explore the spirit of Texas with a family fun game of chance this holiday season. Texas party Bingo is launching this lively, informative game where players of all ages can learn fascinating facts about the Lone Star State in both English and Spanish. The 10 unique Texas cards features creative folk art icons where up to 10 people can play at a time with one caller.  Developing the game has truly been a family affair.  The game was developed during the pandemic as a way for the 30 Doyle family members, located around the state and in Australia, to stay connected with each other and with “Roro” the 90-year-old matriarch of the family. Founder, Kathy Thomas solicited help from her niece to illustrate the original, colorful cards and her daughter-in-law to design the game. Throughout the process, extended family members have contributed their ideas and suggestions.

The game is sold online through Texaspartybingo.com website for $13.99.


Joyin

Whether you think they’re tacky or hilarious, ugly sweaters are a staple of the holiday season!

Joyin’s Christmas sweaters are so bad, they’re good! Featuring designs with crazy patterns to light up reindeer, these cozy knits are perfect for celebrating Christmas, whether you’re together in person or virtually. They are sure to put a smile on someone’s face!!

For more information, check out https://www.joyin.co/collections/christmas-apparel


Green Roads

Introducing a new line of CBD & CBN sleep products from Green Roads. Green Roads is one of the largest and most established CBD brands in the world and this new line is aimed at addressing rising stress and insomnia with tools for more restful sleep. The products include a Sweet Sleep Nightly Dose oil, Sleepy Zs Gummies and Sleep Capsules.

Try Green Roads tonight because we could all use a better night’s sleep!


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SPONTUNEOUS—THE SONG GAME IS A GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR ALL MUSIC-LOVERSCAN’T CARRY A TUNE?! NO PROBLEM- TALENT NOT REQUIRED!The top-rated song game can be ordered for $29.99 online at www.songgame.com 

Spontuneous – The Song Game is an old fashioned, tabletop board game, with no electronics. It’s a perfect game for music-lovers and crosses all genres of music.  For anyone that is hard to buy for, the song game is a perfect gift to ensure quality time and family fun for everyone.  

Spontuneous has been a #1 Best Seller for the past 3 holiday seasons on Amazon for board games with thousands of 4.5-star reviews.  Cosmopolitan names it one of the best board games for adults.  CNN and mommy bloggers agree that the song game is great for family nights!About Spontuneous – The Song Game: 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: The objective of Spontuneous is to stump your opponents from being able to sing a song containing the trigger-word you’ve chosen. The player’s 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

For more information, please visit www.songgame.com.

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Rayz Rally Portable Conference Speaker

Rayz Rally Portable Conference Speaker $69.96

Are you clicking “Computer Audio” for most of your Zoom Meetings and Video Calls? Still having trouble with sound quality, or with people not hearing you or you not hearing them? Then RayZ Rally speaker is just what you need.  This small, light-weight device plugs right into your mobile phone or laptop and instantly gives you conference quality audio – and – with all of the multi-tasking going on these days — you can still sound professional even if you have to jump on a conference call from your car (and you don’t want your boss to know it). 

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Product Benefits

∙        Small. Portable. Lightweight. Plug and Plays Right Into your Mobile Device or LapTop 

∙        The clarity of a conference system, right in your pocket. Rally delivers high quality individual or group calls to everyone

∙        Smart-mute to avoid ambient noise from ruining your call

Consider Some of Rayz Noise Canceling Ear Bud Product Lines as well


BabyBibi

Who says bathtime is just for getting clean? Parents can easily turn bathtime into a fun, interactive, learning environment with new bath books from BabyBibi! These books are made just for little hands to hold. The waterproof books are made with non-toxic, BPA-free materials and will float in the water!

Black and White Waterproof Books

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  • Waterproof and squeaky for bath time distraction
  • Set of 4
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Dobbes Family Estate

Season’s Greetings! When holiday plans look like a table for two, we need the wine (and the price) to be right. Enter the 2017 Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Dobbes Family Estate, a juicy, food-friendly, and palate-pleasing Pinot Noir with a 90 point score from Wine Spectator and a $30 dollar price tag (tastes more like $100, in our opinion).

Now’s the time to explore Oregon Pinot Noir, and this wine makes a great gateway as the winemaking process is site-specific, with fruit sourced from all the top regions around Oregon. This leads to a unique and inclusive expression of the grape. As you know, Pinot Noir is a go-to red that can stand up to the richer foods served for Thanksgiving and other holidays, and this one pairs especially well with turkey, leg of lamb, and takeout.

On the palate, Grand Assemblage leads with notes of strawberry and raspberry supported with cardamom, dried rose and green herbal accents. Medium tannins and juicy acid, too. 19% new French oak adds complexity without distracting from the forward fruit.

Additional vintages of the Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir are also included in a few of Dobbes’ holiday gift sets, highlights include the Give Back Pack and the Perfect Pair (all shipping is included in gift packs). The Give Back Pack ($75) will see 10% of proceeds donated for both the 2018 Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir and 2019 Elements Grenache Blanc Oregon Bubbles to Oregon nonprofits: Friends of Trees and The United Way’s Wildfire Response & Recovery Fund.

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Rosepops

It’s a love fest with Rosepops! These real, preserved roses last up to a year and arrive in beautiful packaging! Customize your delivery with the recipient’s name on the box, add charms, choose your style and more! So many ways to send a lil love someone’s way! 

                           Keep Hearts Full All Year!

Know anyone who could use a little extra love right now? Or just want to show someone you care? 

Rosepops fills hearts with joy for every occasion! These real, organically preserved, exquisite roses last up to one year! With so many wonderful POPtions to choose from, Rosepops has the perfect rose arrangement for centerpieces, wedding proposals, welcoming baby, birthdays, anniversaries or  just to send a lil love someone’s way! 

And the best part? Rosepops arrive in beautiful, elegant packaging and with a pull of a ribbon your roses POP up! 

This gift that keeps on giving for up to one year features:

  • Real life, Ecuadorian preserved roses!
  • Beautiful arrangements can be enjoyed for up to one year!
  • No maintenance or watering needed!
  • Several ways to customize with monograms, charms, photos, colors and more!
  • Creative packaging has roses POP up for that all out WOW factor!

Ready to POP some love into someone’s day? Visit Rosepops.com!

Prices range from $28 – $200 

FREE 2 day FedEx shipping on all orders over $75!


Draft Top

If, like me, you have tried to squeeze a lime into the tiny mouth opening of an aluminum can of your favorite energy drink or beer, then you know just how awesome the innovative Draft Top is! Let your Guinness breath or garnish up your cold brew – so many ways to use the tool that turns your can into a cup and changes the sensory experience with the full smell of your drink!

Rev Up Your Beverage & Your Energy with Draft Top
 
Stocking up on your favorite canned coffees, cold brews, and energy drinks so you can make it through the holiday bustle?
 
Keep your motor running while still enjoying that gourmet, coffee shop vibe on the go with Draft Top!
 
With just a twist, you can turn any can into the perfect, smooth sided cup that’s instantly ready for your dreamiest toppings. From fluffy marshmallows to whipped cream in your coffee to a burst of citrus in your bubbles, Draft Top is making it easier to make it through the day and those late nighters without compromising on your beverage experience. 
 
Reasons to love Draft Top:
 

• Transforms aluminum beverage cans into cups in an instant!

• Leaves the edge incredibly smooth

• Makes it easy to add fun garnishes

• Whip up mixed drinks without dirtying a cup

• Easy to use anywhere

• Lets the drink breath giving a significantly different tasting experience 

• Compact enough to fit in a pocket or pack

• AmeriCAN made!

And don’t forget, Draft Top is the perfect way to top off your day! Dress up your favorite canned beers, seltzers, or wines in their best festive garnishes and get ready to unwind in style.
 
$24.99 – Learn more at www.drafttop.com


Lemonade Pursuits

cid:19210832-783C-46EF-A7C6-FF5A043460A6@attlocal.netGet ready to immerse yourself in the creative artwork of Eric Dowdle with his innovative puzzles! From whimsical landscapes to detailed cityscapes, enjoy these USA Made playful options piece by piece! Choose from wooden puzzles to traditional jigsaws that include a frame and more!
 
Highlights include:

• Each puzzle features story-telling art 

• Original pieces painted by Eric Dowdle in puzzle form

• Premium Packaging – great for collectible products, putting on bookshelf, using as decor and more! 

•  Made in the USA

• Celebrate your favorite destination with artwork of cities from around the world! 

• No Missing Pieces Policy guarantee or a replacement provided.

• Re-closable collectors box includes extra zip-lock baggie for storage.

• Different style to choose from including:

Picture Perfect Puzzles – Includes Frame and Easel!
Just as you finally completed your jigsaw masterpiece, do you really have the heart to break it down and put it away? Dowdle offers a solution: include a frame to display it! Find your favorite 60 or 100 piece count design from the Picture Perfect Collection and receive a Perfect-fit Frame and easel with it! $24.99
 
Traditional Jigsaw Puzzles – Find Your Favorite City! 
Bring it on home with traditional jigsaw featuring towns from A-Z!  Envision your toes in the sand  as you assemble a San Diego seaside creation or take it to the mountains of Colorado – so many gorgeous destinations to choose from! $29.99
 
Wooden Puzzles – Both Classic and Vintage!
Take the cool factor up a notch with a Wooden option with Classic and Vintage to choose from!  Enjoy a high quality giclée print that is mounted on wood with several options to choose from including a classic Dowdle box or a keepsake wood box; existing die-cut or a specialized unique die-cut; you can even be painted into a Dowdle painting! $59.99 – $500

Discover the world through the eyes of renowned folk artist Eric Dowdle, known for his gift of capturing the character and traditions of each place he visits. Experience the personality and charm of these historic and scenic places with one-of-a-kind puzzles!

Learn more on https://dowdlefolkart.com/

And available on Amazon!


Sprayzee

Meet Sprayzee – Your Zero Chemical, Zero Smell Hero! From feet (including travel size!) to the bathroom, get rid of the stink!

Are things smelling a little less fresh with everyone hanging out at home?

Is your new home office too close to the bathroom for comfort?

Sprayzee, the world’s most powerful, all natural odor-eliminator, is here to save the day and help restore your stay-at-home serenity.

Unlike most deodorizers, Sprayzee contains zero chemicals or synthetic fragrances. Instead, it uses stink-destroying enzymes and high grade essential oils that target odors on a molecular level.

Stomp out stink wherever it raises its ugly head with: 

  • Shoe Deodorizer – From workout sneakers to work loafers, this breath of fresh air keeps funky foot odor from taking over your gym bag and closet. $13.95
  • Travel Shoe Deodorizer – Pocket sized yet powerful, this quick and easy to use spray can help put the spring back in your step. $10.95
  • Bathroom Deodorizer – Spray the bowl pre-potty session to trap odors before they can rise up or spray the room for a whole space, lemony-refresh. $11.95

All of Sprayzee’s innovative products come with a stink-free guarantee. Don’t like it? Send it back for a full refund, no questions asked.

Visit www.sprayzee.com to learn more.

Available on Amazon!


23 Vitals

Get the total immune support your body needs to stay healthy all in one cost-effective place! 23 Vitals was created in response to founder Tom Elliott wanting the best immunity support on the market without the cost or hassle of buying multiple products and taking handfuls of pills or powders a day. After talking to several leading doctors in nutritional medicine and realizing most immune products out there simply weren’t good enough, Elliott realized a better solution was needed!  Working with his team of experts, they created an all-in-one, best-in-class product that supports your immune system and makes sure it is working optimally with the breakthrough 23 Vitals!
 
Highlights include:

•  23 Key Ingredients for Total Immune Support, Overall Health & Vitality in a ready-to-mix powder

• One scoop, one time a day is all it takes to get 23 immune-enhancing vitamins and nutrients!

• Other products fall short of addressing the critical players of the immune system with low-value conventional ingredients, while 23 Vitals is the Ultimate Immune Solution with premium, clinically studied nutrients

• Add to your smoothie, yogurt, water- you choose!

• Two delicious flavors include Strawberry Lemonade or Orange Creamsicle (yum)!

Before 23 Vitals, if you were to try to buy all of the same immune support ingredients individually, it would cost you over $350 (!!!) and you would have to take over 30 pills and a couple of powders each day.  So 23 Vitals got to work with a collective of expert formulators and physicians to craft a product of naturally occurring “Immune-Potentiating” ingredients to help train, remodel, and rejuvenate the Immune System – all in one great-tasting, ready-to-mix formula. 
 
Premium, clinically studied world-class ingredients include ResistAID^(R)  (amazing Larch tree extract for optimizing Innate and Adaptive Arms of the Immune System!), Wellmune^(R) (one of the most clinically studied beta-glucan ingredients for immune health!), 23Vitals Immune FactorsTM (Lactoferrin enriched colostrum proteins that protect and “train” immune cells!), Bl-04^(R) (Specific probiotic strain with proven Immune, Microbiome & Gut health benefits!), OptiMSM^(R) and N-Acetyl Cysteine (maintains healthy inflammation response, antioxidant & cellular health!), ActivAloe(R)(amazing source of Acemannan prebiotic for supporting gut and immune cells!), VasoDrive-AP(R) (unique tripeptide to support healthy blood flow and circulation!), Other immuno-resilient nutrients, vitamins and minerals like Elderberry, Quercetin, Astragalus, Vitamin C, D3, Zinc, Selenium, Copper and many more!  

This all-encompassing ultimate immune solution lets your body prepare, defend, support, and recover from day-to-day stress and seasonal challenges! Ready to make your immune system resilient and anti-fragile with 23 essential vitamins, minerals & premium ingredients in one easy step? Check out 23 Vitals!
 
$99 for 30 servings – Available on https://23vitals.com/

And coming soon on Amazon!

Howard Schoor Contemporary Artist Howard Schoor has a vast body of geometric artwork that he has named, Trianglism. The “Little Gems” series offers small format original paintings ranging in sizes 5” x 5” to 16” x 12” priced $150 to $250 that were created with new and budding art collectors in mind. “I wanted to make my ‘happy art’ and art in general more accessible to more people” Schoor explained. “I’m hoping to help millennials especially those who have never owned a piece of art build their personal collections. Starting their collecting journey with a piece of original art is far more satisfying than buying a painting sourced from a big box mall or gallery store.”

An award-winning artist, at 81-years-old Schoor has created several ways to share his ‘happy art’ through fun merchandise as well. You can get a comfortable quilted mask for just $15 to an original piece of art for your special someone for $150. Schoor also offers commissioned work, “Creating artwork for someone in particular is a privilege. This collaborative process is rewarding and unique as is the person to whom it is given.”

Here are some great unique gift ideas that anyone would love to have ranging from $15 to $185.  

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Jurassic Snack

Jurassic Snack is a new, entertaining and easy-to-learn board game from Playroom Entertainment!

This is a two-player or team game for ages 7 and up, which includes playful dinosaur figures that must eat more leaves than the opponent’s team, unless one player decides to play the T.Rex to scare all the opponent’s dinos away. This game is fun for a parent and child or two siblings to play and would make a great gift or stocking stuffer. MSRP $20.00

Available at retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.







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THIS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, MANISCHEWITZ AND PJ LIBRARY INVITE FAMILIES TO BUILD A SWEET NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION WITH THE CHANUKAH HOUSE COOKIE KIT Inspiring Holiday Creativity, the Whimsical Kit Will Be Available atLeading Retailers Nationwide This Holiday Season,
Including Walmart, Amazon, Ralph’s, Stop & Shop, and MorePJ Library Also Offers a “Hanukkah Hub” of Resources for Families Just in time for this year’s festival of lights, Manischewitz, one of the world’s most iconic names in traditional kosher products, and PJ Library, the Jewish nonprofit program delivering 225,000+ books every month to children across North America, invite families to build a sweet holiday tradition with the Chanukah House Cookie Decorating Kit. Checking off all the holiday boxes: sweet treats, imagination, family fun, and meaningful giving, the do-it-yourself Chanukah House Cookie Decorating Kit (MSRP $14.99-$19.99) comes with everything children need – from cookies and icing to a sanding sugar and a candy menorah – to build their own edible holiday cottage. Easy step-by-step instructions are included in the package, and the cookie kit is certified Kosher and made in a peanut and nut-free facility. The instructions and ingredients leave lots of room for families to decorate the house in their own individual style, making for a fun, unique, and engaging activity during the holidays.  A sweet and timely choice for families looking for gifts and activities for Chanukah, the kit is also at the center of a special promotion by Manischewitz to raise awareness for PJ Library. Each kit contains a PJ Library subscription card so that families raising children with Jewish values and traditions can sign up to receive a free expertly curated, age-appropriate children’s book each month. As just one example of the age-appropriate children’s books which PJ Library will deliver this fall, Eric Kimmel’s classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is on the list for November 2020. PJ Library is also updating their popular “Hanukkah Hub” and plans to publish new episodes of the award-winning PJ Library podcast, Have I Got a Story for You!. Both PJ Library and Manischewitz are committed to bringing Jewish tradition and heritage into homes of young families everywhere, engaging the next generation of Jewish children. While the Chanukah House cookie kit is designed for Jewish families, any parent looking to enrich their children’s cultural experiences will find this to be a fun and educational discussion starter.  The kit will be available soon at leading supermarket and retail chains nationwide, including ACME, Shaw’s, select Albertsons, Shop Rite, Wegman’s, Stop & Shop, Kroger stores, and online outlets including Amazon.


Literary Blooms

Who says flowers can’t last a lifetime? Now they do, and the best part — no green thumb or watering required. Give the gift of Literary Blooms this holiday season. Literary Blooms handmakes flowers from the pages of your favorite books! These gorgeous, unique flowers are the perfect upcycled gift made from books that can no longer be donated or sold due to condition. As in nature, no two flowers are the same, but they will last forever.

Some of Literary Blooms bestsellers are: Pride and Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland, Agatha Christie, Anne of Green Gables, Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Frankenstein, Shakespeare and Pride Rainbow flowers. (https://www.literaryblooms.com/)

Are you a fan of Cher, Prince, Elvis Presley or Frank Sinatra? Then you’ll love Literary Blooms Icons Collectionhttps://www.literaryblooms.com/icons-collection

Flowers are sold individually or in bouquets. Buy one or a bunch! Invented and made by a mother-daughter duo who takes pride in upcycling books so they don’t end up in the trash. Even the vases used for the bouquets are picked up at flea markets and estate sales.

Literary Blooms are a fun, unique gift. To learn more, visit: https://www.literaryblooms.com/. Also sold on Amazon with Prime shipping and Etsy. 

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STEM Toys

Due to the current pandemic, toys have gone from a “nice-to-have” to dare I say, a “need” with kids spending an increasing amount of time at home.

Not all toys are created equally though. More specifically, educational toys have become one of the most sought after products in efforts to keep kids learning and entertained while social distancing. Taking it a step further, STEM toys can help kids develop a wide range of skills. From problem-solving and critical thinking to cause and effect, hand-eye coordination, and more.

With that said and the holiday season approaching, we wanted to offer a few educational tech toys that provide lessons in STEM in a hands-on, fun, and engaging way. This includes products from popular brands such as Thames & Kosmos and Flycatcher.


Smarty PAD™

The new Smarty PAD™ interactive LED tablet gives preschoolers and kindergarteners a new way to play and learn with 12 smart games and age-appropriate curriculum. Motion sensors give the lightweight tablet an innovative spin, encouraging unique sensory play. Smarty PAD™ speaks in both English and Spanish as kids play with colors, patterns, ABCs, and numbers up to 25. Smarty PAD™ teaches phonics, language, early math, and beginning coding, nurturing small motor development and critical thinking. Positive reinforcement, helpful encouragement, and over 100 different responses keep kids engaged every time they play. Ideal for kids 3 to 6 years old. MSRP: $34.99. 

Smarty JOJO!™

The Smarty JOJO!™ is a super-charged interactive airplane that gets high-energy preschoolers learning on the go. Motion sensors encourage physical activity while JOJO teaches directions, shapes, colors and opposites. JOJO’s kidspeak conversation also nurtures emotional intelligence, calling out feelings and helping kids recognize their own emotions. Bi-lingual JOJO speaks in English or Spanish. The newest SMART technology enables JOJO to identify colors. “Can you find something blue?” “Yes, you can!” Over 150 random actions and reactions make the experience different every time a child plays!  Ideal for kids 2 to 4 years old and $24.99.


The Amazing Tightrope-Walking Gyrobot

Explore the astonishing powers of the gyroscope by building a robot that walks, step by step, along a tightrope, using gyroscopic forces to keep its balance. Conduct eight experiments that demonstrate the physics behind the motorized gyroscope’s amazing behaviors. Experiment with getting the robot to walk on different surfaces: a tightrope, on a solid tabletop, on a soft surface, and even on your arm! You can also experiment with the balancing behavior of the motorized gyroscope by itself, testing its ability to balance on its edge, on your finger, on a pole, and dangling from a string. The kit includes parts to build the robot and experimental setups, including a frame for the tightrope. Learn about the physics principles that keep the robot balanced, making it appear to defy gravity. Ages 6+ MSRP: $39.95.


Inklings
Inklings are bright, colorful and unique plush toys and books that spark a child’s imagination. Gus, Ollie, Wobby are lovable creatures who come to life through the imagination of children.  The Inklings remind us that as long as you have your imagination, you’re never really alone.
 
 
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 Give the Gift of Imagination 
 Because children aren’t held back by what things are “supposed” to be, they are free to imagine and create without limitations and free to love without prejudice. Inklings are borne from a tiny spark in a child’s imagination that turns into something wonderful and unique. The stories that accompany each Inklings doll show how a single idea can create a caring, imaginary best friend. 

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 Inklings are genderless, and the children who imagine them are diverse. We believe in a world where creativity, kindness and acceptance are virtues that should be admired, and we hope to bring that idea to a new generation of children. Our goal is to create many unique Inklings and write additional stories for each to teach those key values. 

Just in time for holiday, an Inklings Toys gift pack is being launched at Target in stores featuring Ollie and Wobby!


Rule Breaker Snacks

Sweeten up the holiday season with NEW Limited-Edition Peppermint Chocolate Brownie Bites from Rule Breaker Snacks!

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Plant-based and deliciously soft-baked, Rule Breaker Snacks are the perfect holiday treat EVERYONE will enjoy. And our first ever limited-edition flavor is sure to be a new holiday favorite!

Over the past few years, Rule Breaker Snacks have upended snack time with delicious brownies and blondies that are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, allergy-friendly, non-GMO and, well, just perfectly and deliciously guilt-free. Now they are the perfect thing to sweeten up the holidays! Rule Breaker Snacks and Bites are as perfect for snacking on right out of the package as they are for gifting and sneaking in a stocking.

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All Rule Breaker Snacks (full-size and bites) start with chickpeas (they are the first ingredient), but you’d never know it from the deliciously gooey and luscious texture! They are also available in four delicious everyday flavors: Chocolate Chunk Blondie, Deep Chocolate Brownie, Birthday Cake, P’Nutter Chocolate Chip (Nut-free).

Perfect for everyone from chocolate lovers and healthy lifestyle enthusiasts, to food allergy families and kids (who, some might say are the ultimate rule breakers!).


Shore Buddies

The new Shore Buddies plush collection is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles! It takes six plastic bottles to make one 12″ stuffed animal. The bottles are collected and sorted by recyclable collectors before cleaned and shredded into plastic flakes. Some of these flakes are used for the Shore Buddies’ stuffing, others get melted and turned into polyester yarn for the soft outside. The best of all, the adorable plush collection features a fun array of huggable characters including Stephen Seagull, Shelly the Sea Turtle and Finn the Dolphin. They even make authentic animal sounds when pressed too!

Shore Buddies and the Plastic Ocean Book

Shore Buddies and the Plastic Ocean book, is the story of five friends that are giving marine life a voice in fighting ocean plastic pollution. Find out what they discover in this cute illustrated children’s book. Join Emma the Whale, Finn the Dolphin, Sammy the Seal, Shelly the Sea Turtle and Stephen Seagull in their journey to stand up against ocean plastic pollution. Learn what you can do to help save marine life and keep plastics out of the oceans. Book sold separately. All ages MSRP 11.99


Wondercide

Now more than ever we want to bring joy to each other, connect with our loved ones and give back to those in need–humans and furry friends. As we get ready for the holiday season Wondercide is on a mission to help pets in need across the nation find a forever home.

Austin-based Wondercide, the leader in safe & effective, plant-based pest protection for pets, people, and homes, is teaming up with Dog is My CoPilot, a nonprofit organization determined to save as many at risk animals as possible from overcrowded shelters and bring them to adoption centers in other geographic regions where loving families are waiting. Wondercide has committed to sponsoring their first flight in 2021, ensuring up to 250 pets find a forever home.

A percentage of proceeds from the Wondercide holiday sampler box, featuring a set of four trial sizes of their signature Flea & Tick Pets + Home will benefit the Dog is my CoPilot 2021 flight. The sampler box will be available for sale online starting as of October 26, 2020 through the end of the year. The lucky first 250 purchases will also receive a BONUS custom-made magnet from Dog Is My CoPilot!

For just $9.99, a sampler box not only gives back to a worthy cause, but makes a great holiday gift for pet lovers! Gift mini bottles of Wondercide’s superstar product in Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Peppermint. Flea & Tick for Pets + Home protects against harmful bugs and keeps them away for good. This aromatherapeutic product keeps pets safe and rids the home of pesky critters. If fleas & ticks aren’t your problem, give a sampler box of Insect Repellent or Indoor Pest Control and still give back to Dog Is My CoPilot.

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High Falls Hemp NY

High Falls Hemp NY’s CBD Starter Gift Set is a stellar introductory selection to the brand’s premium products, which are all made from high quality hemp products from New York’s original and trusted CBD brand that satisfy mind, body and soul.

This kit includes High Falls’ flagship products, so the user can decide which products work best for them:

  • 0.5oz Full-Spectrum Tincture 
  • 0.5oz CBD Body Lotion
  • 4 CBD Full-Spectrum Softgels

Each product is made from the purest hemp-derived ingredients that provide a mood boost, soothing solutions for skin and body, and help to alleviate discomfort and stress. CBD compounds are sourced from High Falls’ own organic farm to provide effective, lasting results.

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SendAFriend

Our loved ones always know when we are in need of a friend… and will reach out with a call, text, or even flowers.  SendAFriend is a service where you can actually send a friend — an adorable little stuffed animal — to give your loved ones a little pick me up. No matter where they are in the world, you can select a fluffy pal, write a personalized message, and have it delivered in just a few days. What an easy way to make someone’s day!

The company has grown massively since the start of the year and has continued spreading the love during these unprecedented times. They happened to have the perfect product for people that want to stay connected to family and friends they don’t get to see as much, and those who may be feeling isolated or sad.  There’s never been a time when so many have been in need of a friend. In line with hopes that these fluffy deliveries can play a role with healing, SendAFriend has donated 10% of total sales to various pediatric hospitals and care facilities around the country since their founding in 2018. This initiative has allowed them to donate over $250,000 to hospitals around the US so far!


DEFY

After an intense workout, the body loses more than just sweat: it also loses key electrolytes and essential minerals. With research showing that many performance drinks on the market today are  jam-packed with simple sugars, most sports drinks won’t offer an actual “recovery” post-workout. 

With record high temperatures this year and consumers refusing to go back to re-opened gyms post-COVID, how can we stay healthy and hydrated during scorching summer outdoor workouts? 

The answer is DEFY, the first and only CBD-infused performance drink with 0% THC. Founded by NFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl XXXII MVP Terrell Davis, DEFY is a first-of-its-kind beverage that uses patented technology to capture the benefits of CBD and pair it with essential vitamins and minerals designed to revitalize you even after the toughest workouts. 

DEFY’s latest line of performance beverages are now available in 20-calorie, zero-sugar flavors. This way, consumers can get the healthiest option without compromising on flavor. Here’s a list of must-have post-workout essentials formulated to help DEFY your limits:

  • Orange Mango Zero boasts a delicious wave of tropical and tangy flavors that collide to propel peak performance, now with zero added sugar.
  • Mixed Berry Zero allows you to energize the mind and supercharge recovery with blended berry flavors and zero added sugar. 
  • Lemonade Zero is packed with a thirst-quenching boost of electric citrus, now with zero added sugar.
  • CBD Muscle Balm was designed with a powerhouse combination of 800mg CBD, 10 percent menthol and five percent camphor to soothe stressed and tired muscles. Its no-mess, roll-on design makes this muscle balm the perfect workout bag accessory post-workout, post-game and beyond.

Ekster

Conventional wallets are essentially nothing more than overstuffed organizers that help us store our belongings. They all come with the same flaws and have little to no security built into them. If you think about it, it’s shocking.

Ekster is known for its voice-activated trackable wallets which let you check your wallet’s whereabouts on your phone, or with Alexa, Siri or Google Home.

  • The credit card-sized tracker is solar-powered, so don’t worry about charging yet another device.
  • Our wallets have a signature pop-up card feature to ensure easy access to your cards at all times.
  • All our wallets offer RFID protection, so you know your cards will be safe from the growing risk of skimming and identity theft.
  • But, there’s more: Ekster recently launched a full aluminum cardholder. A space-grade aluminum wallet with space for up to 15 cards, without sacrificing the wallet’s nimble profile!

CBDistillery and BOTA

CBD is having a moment, and if you are curious about which CBD products to try, CBDistillery, the leaders behind the #CBDMOVEMENT –  and BOTA – a plant-based skincare line enhanced with Nautral Plant-Powered CBD, have a variety of high-quality and fairly priced hemp-derived products that make it easy to add CBD into your wellness routine!

CBDistillery and BOTA only sell the highest quality CBD products that are sure to help introduce us to the various ways CBD can be used in our daily lives. The below are just a snapshot of the products available in CBDistillery and BOTA’s catalogs. All products can be viewed at CBDistillery.com  and BOTAskin.com.

  • CBDistillery CBD Nighttime Gummies -$55.00
    • These gummies combine pre-measured servings of 30mg of CBD and 1.5 mg of melatonin with the natural flavors and ingredients we know and love to help us maximize our nighttime routine. Each bottle of these delicious and fruity gummies contains a variety of flavors including raspberry-lemon, raspberry and strawberry 
  • CBDistillery Relief + Relax Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture – 500mg -$32.00: 
    • If gummies aren’t your thing, than look to this oil tincture alternative from CBDistillery! CBDistillery™ Relief + Relax Broad Spectrum 500mg CBD Oil gives you all the wellness benefits of a full-plant extract, without the concern of THC*! Similar to CBDistillery’s full spectrum products, this broad spectrum CBD oil gives you the synergy of other cannabinoids and terpenes so that you can take advantage of what is known as the “entourage effect.” The broad spectrum “entourage effect” multiplies the health and wellness benefits of CBD, but without THC. This tincture is excellent for everyday use and offers you have the flexibility to easily adjust to a serving size that provides the results you’re looking for. **Third party tested to ensure non-detectable levels of THC (less than .01%)
  • CBDistillery 1000mg Broad Spectrum CBD Relief Stick -$45.00:

o   Get localized relief where you need it most! CBDistillery’s top-selling CBD Relief Stick is now available in a 1000mg, extra strength option. The CBD Relief Stick combines the soothing benefits of 1000mg Broad Spectrum CBD, with the cooling sensation of menthol, to give you topical relief that’s perfect for recovery. The no-mess application is convenient, portable, and perfect for everyday use.

  • BOTA Warming Muscle Melt Crème- $28.00: 
    • Our ancestors have used cinnamon oil as a natural warming mechanism for centuries. So the next time you have a draining day or complete a tough workout, melt away with BOTA™ Warming Muscle Melt Crème. This crème combines warming cinnamon oil, shea butter, and hemp extract to help you unwind.
  • BOTA Age Defying Hand Lotion- $15.00: 

o   With BOTA™ Age-Defying Hand Lotion, we combined three of our favorite things: plant-based ingredients, a non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly, and hemp extract. Our hand lotion naturally soothes your skin with apricot oil, avocado oil, and shea butter.


A.I.R. Solo™ Personal UV Respirator

The A.I.R. Solo™ is the world’s first Ultraviolet mask that uses specialized LEDs to produce short-wave Ultraviolet light. Designed to be worn under any common face covering, the Solo™ makes UV-C technology wearable and uses a patent-pending system to expose the mask material and air flow to short-wave LED ultraviolet light.

With a one-size-fits-most design, adjustable straps allow the user to create a perfect fit. The one-click operation and lightweight 4oz design provides perfect comfort for everyday use. The surface of the A.I.R. Solo™ is made from high-quality, soft silicone material. The elevated structure and open-channel airflow creates an easy breathing experience, and the “no fog” side-venting design will prevent the annoying fogging of glasses.
  
Product Details: 
•  World’s First UVGI Disinfecting Mask 
•  Designed and Engineered in the USA    
•  Multiple World-Wide Patents Pending    
•  Third-Party Material Testing Certifications    
•  FDA Registered Product Manufactured in an FDA Registered Facility 
•  Includes Rechargeable Batteries and Charger

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Veroni launches “Party Tray”: the all-in-one charcuterie board experience The Italian family-owned cured meat producer brings four ready-made charcuterie boards to the Enjoy AperiTime line 
LOGO_VERONI_USA CON BANDIERA grande Veroni, the beloved maker of Italian cured meats and specialty products, introduces its newest product to their Enjoy AperiTime line: the brand-new Party Tray. Perfectly suited to further enrich the authentic Italian Aperitivo experience and ideal for at-home enjoyment or to be shared during small, socially distanced gatherings, the Party Trays offer an accessible premade selection of four Italian-style charcuterie boards, ready to open and enjoy.Veroni’s Party Tray, crafted to share with 2-3 others, offers 100% made-in-Italy cold cuts in four pairing variations:  the first features classic imported Italian prosciutto and salami combined with Provolone cheese, olives, and 100% Italian-made breadsticks, the second includes Italian prosciutto and salami, Provolone cheese, almonds, and dried cantaloupe, and the final two options feature coppa and salami in both mild and spicy versions, combined with Provolone cheese, almonds, dried pear, breadsticks, and dried ginger.The historic Italian salumi producer has been importing 100% Italian-made charcuterie and specialty products to the United States since 2016. Following the Naples-style pizza, the Party Trays are the second product to expand the Enjoy AperiTime line, capturing the traditional Aperitivo ritual of Italy and bringing it into the homes of American consumers.The launch of the Enjoy AperiTime line, including the new Party Trays, highlights Veroni’s commitment to offering products that allow variety of choice and combine Italian tradition with US consumer trends. As a company, Veroni continues to improve its research and development to be able to offer innovative formats and new technologies, allowing consumers to enjoy the highest quality of flavor in their specialty Italian products.ENJOY APERITIME PARTY TRAY VARIETIES:   Imported Italian prosciutto and salame paired with olives, breadsticks, and provolone   Imported Italian prosciutto and salame paired with dried cantaloupe, almonds, and provolone    Imported Italian coppa and salame paired with dried pears, almonds, and provolone  
Imported Italian spicy coppa and salame paired with dried ginger, breadsticks, and provolone For more information, please visit www.veroni.com.    

KAYCO

The 2021 countdown clock is ticking. Those goodie bags and stockings aren’t going to fill themselves; you know! If you’re thinking ahead to presents, holiday parties, and hostess gifts, look no further than your neighborhood grocery (and AMAZON) for wholesome treats.

Food gifting is a simple and thoughtful way to spread edible holiday cheer. Whether the people in your life prefer something sweet, savory, or just a little indulgent, they’ll always appreciate a chance to try something new.

Here are some sure-to-please, easy-to-find gift ideas from KAYCO, America’s largest source for trendy, gourmet-forward kosher products.

For your nutty friends – Grain Free Coconut Chews from Absolutely Gluten Free are wholesome treats that are dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, and of course, free of grains and gluten. So, what DO they have? Each individually wrapped bite starts with raw coconut and gets a light chocolate drizzle. Sweet but not too sweet, they’re available in Chocolate, and Cranberry (MSRP: $4.49)

For those on the go – Ancient sesame seeds are finally getting their due. They star in tahini, a trendy, plant based condiment and dressing that’s popping up everywhere from hummus and salads to entrees, sides, desserts, and even cocktails. The Mighty Sesame Co. celebrates the tiny superfood with grab-and-go Tahini Bars that are much lower in calories than other energy bars (available in Cocoa Nibs, Pistachio, and Vanilla) and Squeezable Tahini, in 10.9 ounce bottles, and new, convenient single-serve packets. Epicurious anointed Mighty Sesame Tahini The Best Tahini You Can Buy. Mighty Sesame’s 100% natural products are vegan, gluten-free, and sustainably sourced. Tahini Bars (MSRP: $4.99), Squeeze Tahini MSRP ($4.99)

For teachers, service workers, and anyone who just needs a break – Who can say no to curling up with an intoxicating treat a chilly winter’s night? Wissotzky Tea offers an amazing assortment of premium teas and blends from around the world, from classic black and green tea to artisan spiced chai to fragrant herb and fruit infusions. All are non-GMO, so you can be sure your comfy, cozy gift is also a guilt-free indulgence. (MSRP:4.99)

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STEEPED COFFEE

SAY “YES” TO GREAT COFFEE AND “NO” TO WASTE WITH THESE ECO-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY GIFT & STOCKING STUFFERS FROM STEEPED COFFEE

  • Eco-Friendly Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Bags
  • Completely Compostable 
  • Mild, Medium, Dark roast and Decaf
  • Delivered by Amazon (Free on Prime)
  • Monthly Gift Subscriptions Available
  • Voted Best ‘Instant” Coffee by Good Housekeeping

Chances are you have some serious coffee drinkers on your holiday gift list. Wouldn’t it be nice to make them happy (SO happy!) and introduce them to the newest trend in specialty coffee at the same time?

For thoughtful gift ideas that check all the boxes, look no further than Steeped Coffee (www.SteepedCoffee.com). The innovative startup is committed to premium coffee, convenience, and environmental stewardship in equal measure. So when you introduce the coffee lovers in your life to Steeped, it’s a win-win for them and the planet.

What sets Steeped Coffee apart is its a proprietary brewing method that does not require machines or brewing equipment, made much like tea. The coffee comes in single-serve bags that are nitro-sealed to ensure absolute freshness. It’s a uniquely “unplugged” coffee experience, from the award-winning packaging made using compostable and renewable materials to the non-GMO filters. All it takes to brew a perfect cup is hot water and a few minutes, and at the end of the day, there are no wasteful plastic pods accumulating in waterways or landfills. 

Best of all, each Steeped Pack contains hand-roasted, ethically-sourced, Direct Trade coffee that’s precision ground to showcase the distinctive flavor profile of every crafted blend. Whether you’re looking for light, medium, dark, French roast, or even decaf, there’s something for you. 

So instead of racking your brain for the perfect gift, visit the Steeped website and make someone’s day while also being eco-conscious! With plenty of one-of-a-kind items, it’s the simplest way to give friends, family, and coworkers the gift of Coffee Without Compromise this holiday season.

Steeped Coffee is available on Amazon with Prime Free Delivery, and through premium environmentally conscious supermarkets, luxury hotels, and offices with craft coffee services. Through licensed partnerships, Steeped, Inc. works with over 125 specialty coffee roasters to share its technology and brewing method around the globe. Visit steepedcoffee.com/yougivewegive to learn more and show your support for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Delfina Skin™ 

With our new normal including the need to wash our hands constantly, many are suffering from dry skin and are in need of relief…

Delfina Skin™ Unveils Revolutionary Solution for Eczema, Psoriasis, and Cracked Skin

Delfina Skin™ launched its Dry Skin Oil in the United States for the first time. A legion of people who suffer with psoriasis, eczema, and chronically dry skin have discovered relief with Delfina Skin™ Dry Skin Oil. Developed by a physician Dr. Norayr Chilingaryan, this skincare oil has already been a source of relief for thousands of people with psoriasis, eczema, and chronically dry skin in Armenia and the United States over the course of the past four decades.

Dr. Chilingaryan – better known as “Dr. C” – first developed his dry skin oil formula in Armenia in the 1980s. Having personally dealt with dry skin his whole life, the doctor was especially familiar with the challenges associated with various skin conditions, as well as the limited remedies available. The current options on the market required frequent application, they were loaded with synthetic fragrances and other irritants, and they left the skin feeling greasy. Most importantly, nothing was powerful enough to provide sustainable relief from conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Dr. C became determined to develop a product that would alleviate a range of skincare issues. He focused on the most common causes of chronic dryness: aging skin conditions, and frequent contact with water or chemicals. After years of research, Dr. C succeeded in creating Delfina Skin™ Dry Skin Oil, a revolutionary product that absorbs instantly, penetrating layers of skin to provide hydration and nutrition sustainable through frequent washing.

Now, this legendary Dry Skin Oil is made in California, where Delfina Skin™ continues to provide skincare solutions for those who have all but given up.

Delfina Skin™ Dry Skin Oil is appropriate for all skin types and safe for all ages. The product is designed to soothe dryness caused by a variety of factors, including eczema, psoriasis, seasonal dryness, moisture loss from water or chemical contact, cracked heels, and aging. Thousands of people who have skin conditions like eczema credit Delfina Skin™ with improving their quality of life, as their use of the oil eliminated itch, healed unsightly lesions and prevented cracking and bleeding.

Dr. C is elated to have found a way to help long-suffering individuals experience the joy of soft, radiant skin. His revolutionary Dry Skin Oil is available without a prescription and can be purchased at DelfinaSkin.com.


NoSweat

Most people are really feeling the holiday spirit after a crazy and stressful year, which means it is time to go into the attic or closet and dig out the decorations and string lights. And while you’ll most likely want to check that all of the bulbs are working to avoid a National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation mishap, you should also make sure you don’t sweat your hat with NoSweat.

The patented liners fit inside of any hat to instantly wick away any sweat, dirt or oil on your forehead area to prevent the dreaded face touch during the pandemic as well as keeping your hat as fresh as it was the day it was bought. NoSweat liners fit into a wide range of hats including Clark Griswold’s classic Chicago Bears cap or his Santa hat as well as Cousin Eddie’s trooper hat!


The Fishing Caddy

Why The Fishing Caddy is Topping the Gift List for Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Fishing Caddy, the world’s first all-in-one fishing system, is helping people enjoy more time outdoors

One of the gifts topping the list this year of those who like to spend time outdoors is The Fishing Caddy. COVID closures may have put a damper on many forms of entertainment that people typically engage in, but it hasn’t kept people from going fishing. In fact, with it being an activity that people can do and easily socially distance, the number of people heading out to fish around the nation has increased during the pandemic.

About The Fishing Caddy

The Fishing Caddy is the world’s first all-in-one fishing system. Created by Joe Pippins, the caddy offers anglers an easy and simplified way to head out fishing. Features on the caddy include two rod holders, a cup-holder, live well for storing fish, tackle box, and a padded seat option. Pippins also offers business consulting services for those who would like guidance on product launches and business development. For more information, visit the site at: https://thefishingcaddy.com.

When people give the gift of The Fishing Caddy this year, they are giving people the gift of being happier and helping them to reduce stress. Plus, the product is made in America, so people can feel good supporting something that was made here and is of good quality. The Fishing Caddy also comes with a two-year warranty.

Pippins went from selling The Fishing Caddy from his basement, to his garage, and now in big-box retailers. The product can be found online, as well as in over 3,800 locations of its newest partners, Walmart and Do It Best hardware stores. The Fishing Caddy makes a great gift because it will help ensure fishing trips are less stressful and will be enjoyed more, because it’s been designed for organization and to improve the anglers’ experience.  It’s been voted Top Made in the USA Outdoor Gift of 2017, beating out larger competition due to its novelty and modern design. 

The Fishing Caddy, which ranges in price from $69.95 to $129, was expertly designed for all types of fishing, and can be used by anglers of all ages. The caddy also comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee. The organization system gives people everything they need for a great fishing experience. The fishing system has been designed to help make fishing more enjoyable, and give people more time to fish, rather than track down and organize their tackle and supplies. To see a video of The Fishing Caddy benefits, visit the site at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rc5q6RhB_GmucHhtJlv2w.

The Fishing Caddy is available online at Amazon and Etsy, as well as at Walmart, Do it Best, Ace Hardware, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, and Scheels locations, and at the company website: https://thefishingcaddy.com.


Fetching Fields

A holiday tradition for many involves baking Christmas cookies and rewarding yourself for your hard work by devouring them with a glass of milk. But what about our furry friends who have to endure the suffering of smelling, but not eating, these delicious treats? Every family member deserves to enjoy a delicious treat during the holidays and receiving them as presents makes it even more special.

Fetching Fields is a certified organic, plant-based, human-grade in every way treat for dogs that owners can trust be a delicious, nutrient-rich healthy treat for their furry friend. They have a soft, chewy texture in an easily torn apart granola-bar like shape. They contain real ingredients (that we use in cookies!) such as a base of peanut butter, oats, pumpkin seed, honey, etc. and have a variety of delicious flavors from blueberries, apples, sweet potatoes, carrots, strawberries and other fruits and vegetables.

Fetching Fields is the ultimate gift for conscious pet parents and can help pet parents give their dog something sweet this holiday season without the guilt behind added chemicals and preservatives!


HARMONY783

HARMONY783 is a new lifestyle company offering innovative grounding footwear that helps health-conscious men and women replenish their bodies with energy from the earth (electrons). Grounding is scientifically proven to be beneficial to one’s wellbeing and aids in reducing inflammation. This new, grounding footwear company just launched its flagship product – sustainable and stylish grounding footwear.

When deciding what to call our new company we focused on our mission: helping people reestablish the natural, healthful connection with the earth that humans have enjoyed since Day One.

Today, we call this reunion with Mother Earth grounding. In the past it was simply called living. Without artificial barriers – plastics, rubbers and other synthetics – insulating us from the natural energy constantly emanating from the earth, we received a continuous gift of buzzing electrons that worked to revitalize every cell in our bodies. Whether we were searching for a better cave, hunting, gathering, planting, or simply sitting on the earth around the community fire, our bodies were constantly being replenished. This is part of our design, as natural as breathing.

The word “Harmony” embraces the natural, unadulterated relationship between people and planet. It’s a reminder that we are as much a part of nature as plants and birds and flowers and streams. Being connected to nature is vital to our wellbeing, and we need to make sure that we don’t inadvertently introduce obstacles that interfere with this magnificent, healthy grand design.

The “783” part of our name is a tribute to the energy frequency that our earth hums along at and makes everything possible: 7.83 Hz. Science shows that our brains, along with every other cell in our bodies, operate at a more optimal state when in contact with this harmonic resonance. Earth scientists call this the Schumann Resonance. The omission of the decimal point simply makes the name, well, more name-like.

While there are many ways for people to reestablish this natural connection with the earth, HARMONY783 is focused on the simple, oh-so-human act of walking. Our comfortable, stylish shoes (because all shoes should deliver those basics) are purposefully engineered to facilitate the constant transfer of the earth’s revitalizing electrons into our bodies. So, when you slip on a pair of HARMONY783s you make yourself a little bit healthier with each & every step.

Simply put, HARMONY783 is walking the way it was meant to be.


Buddha Board

Buddha Board brings peace of mind with a creative way to take a break! Great for both kids and adults, Buddha Board is focused on spreading kindness! Taking a Zen break, get creative, free your mind, then watch as the artwork fades away!

Spread Kindness with Buddha Board

What the world needs now is kindness, and it’s something we all can give–starting with ourselves.

Learn to be kind to yourself and watch the effects flow through you and beyond into the world with the help of Buddha Board. 

The Buddha Board is a screen-free, simple-by-design mindfulness tool created to help you feel more grounded and present in your life. When we feel more connected with our own thoughts and feelings it’s easier to bring that clarity with us into the world. And a lighter heart makes it even easier to share that joy with others! And it’s also just a lot of fun to use!

Buddha Board Highlights:

  • Designed with a sleek, modern aesthetic
  • Reusable
  • Quick to set up
  • Creating is truly MESS FREE
  • No ink, paint, or chemicals
  • Encourages mindfulness
  • Doesn’t add to your digital footprint
  • Taps into your creative side
  • Fun for all ages
  • Helps kids explore the creative process judgement free
  • Perfect for relieving stress at home, in the office, or when traveling

So pick up a brush and create away your stresses to a happier and more giving heart!
 

Pricing:

$34.95 for the Original Buddha Board

$24.95 for the Enso

$14.95 for the Mini Buddha Board

Available at buddhaboard.com and Amazon!


BOOKS

Unfettered Journey

Described as Westworld meets Hunger Games, Unfettered Journey is a captivating and fast-paced futuristic love story rooted in hard-science, physics, and philosophy.  Written by philosopher and technologist, Gary Bengier, this uniquely engaging novel explores the individual’s quest for purpose in a richly imagined AI future.

NEW SPECULATIVE FICTION NOVEL EXPLORES THE INDIVIDUAL’S QUEST FOR PURPOSE IN A RICHLY-IMAGINED NEAR FUTURE“Unfettered Journey”-A Love & Adventure Story w/ A Philosophical Perspective-Remember the books you read throughout high school and college? …The ones you most treasured with thrilling stories, surprising adventures, and lovable, memorable characters; The ones that encouraged deep introspection and changed your outlook on the world? 

Unfettered Journey is one of those books.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Unfettered Journey is the story of an AI scientist who seeks to create robot consciousness and discovers the resilience of the human spirit. He travels to a small college to progress his quest, but instead finds love, a secret plot by unjust forces, and the answers to his fundamental questions – the nature of the conscious mind and free will.  This book is a profound, many-layered journey that traces struggle and resilience in an imperfect world. Travel on a spiritual quest with these endearing characters to glimpse our hopeful, possible future. 

**Now chosen as November Book of the Month by Bookclubz.com 

** Are you looking for a very different, cross-genre reading experience? Unfettered Journey in summary:paints a richly imagined, realistic future worldis an action/adventure storyis a love storyis a story with a social justice themeis a story with strong charactersasks philosophical and spiritual questions that will linger. Start your journey now.
-Publisher: Chiliagon Press 
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Chew This Journal

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Chew This Journal is an imaginative grab bag of dog and human delights. From sniff walks to teaching your dog to surf, to what Canine Good Citizen tests require, this journal is for you! And, of course, for your dog.”  ―Cat Warren, author of the New York Times bestseller What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World

ISBN: 978-1642502732

Price: $16.95

To be published on December 1, 2020

Available on Amazon!

Pandemic Puppy Trend – Dog Adoptions Have Skyrocketed During 2020

We all know dogs are excellent company and offer mere humans boundless love and comfort. Top American Dog Trainer and Expert, Sassafras Lowrey, shares secrets of canine companionship and fun ideas to try together that will lead to lasting memories and a deeper bond in this brag book for fur babies.

If you are wondering how to keep both you and your dog from getting bored during these times, look no further! 

From bucket lists and outings to arts and crafts Chew This Journal will inspire you to spend more time with your pup. Chew This Journal leads you through fun activities, while creatively recording your adventures in the pages of the book. This unique journal doubles as your dog’s memory keeper and activity tracker, making it a one-of-a-kind keepsake that you and your dog complete together. 

This journal is sure to inspire you to be more engaged in the time you and your dog have together. Chew This Journal will help you map training goals from practical manners (not pulling on the leash or jumping on strangers) to impressive skills like mastering urban agility and parkour skills. With easy to follow training instructions Chew This Journal helps you create exciting weekly and monthly challenges and record your progress.


Looking for a fun holiday gift? How about a view of Santa you haven’t seen before? This wild and whimsical activity book will get kids in the holiday spirit.

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Yikes! Santa Claus Is in His Underpants! By  Mister Ed

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About the Book 

 Yikes! Santa’s in his underpants! It’s almost time for Santa Claus to deliver presents, but he can’t find his suit! Quickly detach and choose from among the 50 accessories and outfits provided. Total rock look, coat and red cap, or even the Easter Bunny . . . you choose, stick, take off, and start again to find the best outfit before Christmas! 

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  ISBN: 978-0-7643-5829-6 | softcover | $6.99

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 Maia and the Very Tall Wall

From Two-Time Award-Winning Author and Illustrator: 

Brian Wray and Shiloh Penfield’s two previous books have both won the Foreword INDIES Picture Book of the Year Gold in the Picture Book, Early Reader Category! 

Maia is a curious girl, with lots of questions that she asks anyone who will listen. Behind Maia’s house is a peculiar stone wall. As Maia grows older, she notices that the wall grows too. While the wall gets higher and higher, Maia grows shyer and shyer. Before long, she is afraid to ask her questions out loud, and the thing she wants to know the most is “What’s on the other side of that wall?” Maia tries all kinds of ways to get to the top, but none of them seem to work. Finally, she summons the courage to speak up, and a most surprising thing happens—she gets an answer! By using her voice, and with help from others, Maia gets to the top of the wall, and a whole new world opens up!

978-0-7643-6080-0 | hardcover | $16.99 |September 2020


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Amelia’s Story

Amelia is a curious Boston terrier who is always eager to learn new things. On a recent trip to the library she discovers the wonder of reading and the magic of books. This inspires her to take her own incredible idea and discover all the steps needed to make it into a book. But where to start? Join Amelia in her playful pursuit of knowledge as she learns all about how the pages of a story come to life.

978-0-7643-6009-1| hardcover | $16.99 | August 2020 


Kayla and Kugel’s Happy Hanukkah

Celebrate the story of Hanukkah with Kayla and her mischievous dog, Kugel. And don’t forget to light the menorah and play dreidel!

“I’m Kayla and this is my dog, Kugel. We are getting ready for Hanukkah. KUGEL! We need the Hanukkah candles tonight, not the Shabbat candles. Oh, no Kugel! Just because the soldiers in the Hanukkah story made a mess doesn’t mean you have to.”

Kayla and Kugel’s Happy Hanukkah: Ann D. Koffsky, Ann D. Koffsky, Ann D. Koffsky: 9781681155609: Amazon.com: Books


Robobaby

In this hilarious gem, it’s big sister to the rescue when a new baby is delivered to a family of robots and the adults are flummoxed by technical difficulties.

A new baby’s arrival is a big moment in any family, even a family of robots. Award winner David Wiesner captures the excitement and fanfare when baby Flange appears—as a crate full of components. The adults bungle the process of assembling Flange, with catastrophic results. Big sister Cathy, with her handy toolbox and advanced knowledge of robotics and IT, hasn’t been allowed to help, but in the ensuing chaos she calmly clears up the technical difficulties and bonds with her new baby brother. 

Robobaby is an eye-opening blend of the familiar and the fanciful that is laugh out loud funny. Gorgeously illustrated, it joyously celebrates girl ingenuity and maker culture in a fantastically fun way. 

Robobaby (Clarion; 9/1/2020; ISBN: 978-0544987319; Hardcover $17.99; Ages 4-7; 32 pages)


Love is Love: The Journey Continues

Based on a true story, Love is Love: The Journey Continues by Fleur Pierets and illustrated by Fatinha Ramos follows Fleur and Julian’s continued quest to marry in all of the countries around the world that allow same-sex marriage.

In 2017, Fleur and Julian started 22–The Project, a performance art piece in which the couple would marry in every country that legalized same-sex marriage. There were 22 countries when they launched the project in 2017; since then, the number of countries has grown to 29. Though Julian sadly passed away from brain cancer after wedding #4, in France, Fleur is seeing their project through to the end with this book series.

When Fleur asks Julian to marry her, Julian says “Yes!” However, they discover that in most countries, a man cannot marry a man and a woman cannot marry a woman. There are 195 countries in the world, but they can only get married in 29 of them. In order to raise awareness of this injustice, they decide to get married in all of the countries that uphold marriage equality. 

A heartwarming and accessible story that reminds readers of all ages that “love is love.”

Love is Love: The Journey Continues by Fleur Pierets and illustrated by Fatinha Ramos (11/17/2020; ISBN: 978-1644420263; Hardcover $18.95; Ages 4-8)


Build a Skyscraper

Glass, concrete, windows, walls, roofs, and more—create your own metropolitan masterpiece. Build a Skyscraper (Pavilion Children’s Books; September 2020; ISBN: 978-1843654742; Ages 3-5; Set $19.69; 64 pages) by Paul Farrell is the second in a new series of graphic-designed cards that turn the image of a skyscraper into a work of art.

This pack contains 64 cards (4 x 2¾ inches) in a variety of graphic designs and bold, eye-catching colors. Clever paper engineering allows you to slot the cards together, building up and out in whichever way you like! Also included is a short 8-page booklet, with descriptions of the key elements of a skyscraper and suggestions of how to build your masterpiece. You can go traditional or get abstract and construct your own crazy high-rise!

Educational, creative, mindful, and fun for the whole family. The sky’s the limit!


David Roberts’ Delightfully Different Fairy Tales

The fabulous illustrator David Roberts has joined forces with his author sister, Lynn, to produce a humorous, stylish and empowering retelling of three classic fairy tales — Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel — in David Roberts’ Delightfully Different Fairy Tales (Pavilion Children’s Books; October 2020; ISBN: 978-1843654759; Ages 3-6; Hardcover $19.95; 90 pages).

A treasury of fairy tales with a difference – feminist, spunky and set in different decades of the 20th century, with funky clothes and recognizable settings.

This special collection includes a 1950s sci-fi nerd Sleeping Beauty who pricks her finger on a record player, in a story populated entirely with women and girls (no princes needed here!), a 1970s Rapunzel who lives in a tower block and whose friend plays in a rock band, a 1920s Cinderella with flapper girls, a fashion-conscious fairy godmother, and a night in an art deco ballroom.

These are all deliciously, delightfully different takes on the fairy tales we all know in a gorgeous hardback gift book with lots of period detail—it will be treasured for years to come.


The Three Wishes

From the creator of The Boxtrolls comes a haunting, beautifully told, and stunningly illustrated Santa Claus origin story: The Three Wishes (Pavilion Children’s Books; November 2020; ISBN: 978-1843653868; Ages 4-8; Hardcover $19.95; 48 pages) by Alan Snow.

A young boy is herding his family’s reindeer when the boy is drawn into a mysterious cave. The cave is the holder of eternal summer, looked after by three strange characters: a wooden creature, a bird, and a fish. Once entered, the cave cannot be left without time in the outside world standing still. In his sadness at not being able to leave, the boy is granted three wishes and chooses freedom, happiness, and time. He is told that they will all be granted—eventually.

After the first year of working hard in the summer cave, the boy is allowed to see his family in the outside world. Time stands still as he visits his parents, and he leaves gifts behind to show that he has visited. As the years go by, this annual visit continues, and he begins to call on not only his parents but more and more other families…and Christmas traditions, as we know them, start to be created.


Claris: Holiday Heist

Join Claris on a holiday-themed adventure in the titular bestselling series by acclaimed fashion illustrator Megan Hess: Claris: Holiday Heist (October 2020; Hardie Grant; 978-1760504953 Hardcover $17.99; Ages 3-8; 48 pages).

A sweet little mouse takes on a cheeky cat burglar with holiday cheer! Can Claris and Monsieur save the day – the New York way? 

The Claris series, with more than a million books in print, follows an adorable mouse who moves to Paris to follow her fashion dreams, for fans of Eloise and Olivia. Destined to delight fashion-obsessed readers of all ages!

Fashionable illustrations will draw young readers into Claris’ glamorous life again and again, while budding designers delight in the characters’ detailed outfits. Rhyming text makes this story of friendship and following your dreams a fun read-aloud for both kids and parents. Claris is more than a story – it’s a whole new world for children to explore as they follow the fashionista mouse on each new adventure, from her move to Paris in The Chicest Mouse in Paris (8/2018; ISBN: 978-1760502591) and the runways of Fashion Week in Fashion Show Fiasco (6/2019; ISBN: 978-1760502874), to the beaches of the French Riviera in Bonjour Riviera (3/20; ISBN: 978-1760504939) and now a winter romp through New York City in Holiday Heist.

Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window

Perfect for adventure-seeking kids looking for a fast-paced story of courage and empowerment… 

Inspired by an antique quilt, Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window is full of passion, heart, mystery, and intrigue.  The plot lines are stitched together perfectly, and are well designed and crafted to include an imaginative young girl, a goose named Gretta, and a cursed kingdom filled with surprise, wonderment, betrayal, and bravery.

Author Ricky Tims has enjoyed a long and diverse career in the international quilt industry as a TV host, best-selling author, teacher, award-winning quiltmaker, fabric designer, and live performance entertainer – and has been selected as one of the Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in the World. Looking to inspire a new generation of quilters, he has masterfully crafted a delightful middle grade fantasy that connects generations.


THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

This Christmas season, those who celebrate will be looking for any extra magic to add to the season after a year of cancelled gatherings and celebrations.

The Magic Christmas Ornament by James Barbato is a book and ornament gift set that will help your family start a lasting holiday tradition that can be passed down for generations. Christmas Eve is a special time… especially when your family’s favorite Christmas tree ornament has magic powers! On one enchanted Christmas Eve, Victoria, Joseph, and John gather around the fireplace to hear their father’s story about this favorite Christmas ornament. After their parents go to bed, the children discover the true magic of the ornament as it sweeps them from their home and directly into Santa’s workshop! On this adventure, they are instantly surrounded by toys, reindeer, and even see Santa himself.

Accompanying THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT is the same beloved ornament from the book (for ages 5 and up) to fill your home with the magic of Christmas. This modern Christmas spellbinder will inspire new traditions and help you escape into a world of holiday magic!


I Miss You Most

With social distancing still very much a part of our current society, the upcoming holidays will look starkly different from the ones of our past, and children will need extra joy and attention this year more than ever. When author Cassie Hoyt (author of children’s book, Hatch!) noticed her three-year old son struggling to understand why he couldn’t see his grandparents during the pandemic, she decided to write her second children’s book, I Miss You Most, as an entertaining way for children to lift their spirits by stirring up family memories and sparking their imagination to dream up new adventures on the horizon.

I Miss You Most features catchy rhymes and vibrant, colorful illustrations – all the while the perfect inspirational antidote for children (ages 4-8) not only struggling with the emotions and confusion of not seeing loved ones during COVID-19 lockdowns, but also those struggling with other issues such as military deployment, divorce, grief, separation anxiety, moving, displacement, bereavement, and more. Hoyt hopes that this book will “help children through the heartache of distance by showing them how to hold their loved ones near” and she firmly believes that “imagination is a great way to cope.”


National Geographic Kids Books

This holiday season, National Geographic Kids Books has something for every kid who is curious about the world around them. From big, beautiful, gift-worthy books about space, animals, and the weird, wild and wonderful to stocking stuffers that are, well STUFFED with cool facts, these books are sure to be a big hit and will keep kids engaged long after the batteries have run out on this season’s “it” toy.

Nat Geo Kids has something for everyone, including….

For the Fact Lover: 

The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild and Wonderful (ages 8-12, hardcover, $19.99, 192 pgs)  This big, bright and photo-packed gift-worthy book digs into the details behind our planet’s most magnificent marvels, epic extremes, and astonishing animals. . Did you know that dogs can shake off a pound of water in less than a second? That some sand dunes whistle and sing? That the U.S. dollar bill is full of hidden symbols related to the number 13? Our world is filled with strange, bizarre, and weird happenings. But what do they mean? WHY are they important? And what secrets are behind them? These stories and much more are revealed through cool stories, action-packed photos, fantastic infographics, and exciting Q&As with in-the-field experts. Discover the secrets of sharkskin, the mysteries behind incredible island animals, the power behind lightning, how a rare gemstone changes color, and more. Kids will be captivated by this fresh way of looking at our amazing planet.

For the Space Obsessed:

Space Encyclopedia, 2nd Ed (ages 8-12, hardcover, $24.99, 208 pgs) Written and illustrated by internationally recognized astronomer and former Director of Science Information and Public Outreach at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics David A. Aguilar, this is THE authoritative book about our universe, jam packed with everything kids want to know about space — from black holes to moon colonies, to recent discoveries and amazing brand-new NASA space photography. Visually spectacular, it contains the latest on space exploration and research and breathtaking views of the universe, as captured by the latest and greatest technology, including the recent first ever image of a black hole. This complete reference contains everything about space that fascinates kids — our sun and planets including the new dwarf planets, the formation of the universe, space travel, the possibility of life beyond Earth, and more.

For Every Curious Kid:

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2021 (ages 8-12, paperback, $14.99, 352 pgs) – The latest installment of the New York Times best-selling almanac features amazing animal stories, explorer profiles, and outrageous attractions that kids know and love, plus more of the incredible inventions, awesome games, and fresh challenges for curious kids who want to learn all about the world and everything that’s in it!.  Tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, and more is why this is the number one selling kids almanac on the planet.  There’s a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics and the colorful compilation also includes an Almanac Challenge 2021 — which inspires kids to reduce their plastic waste and encourage others to do the same.

Stocking Stuffers: Perfectly sized for stockings and budget-friendly:

Nerdlet: Animals (ages 8-12, paperback, $9.99) – Sometimes big nerdiness comes in a small package–and this little book is an animal nerd’s dream! In this little animal “Nerdlet” you’ll learn about the weirdest, coolest, most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom–and what makes them so complex. Plus, you’ll have some of your most burning animal questions answered, such as What’s the deal with crocodile tears? And you’ll meet people who get to be around animals for a living and travel to animal destinations around the world. You’ll also find personality quizzes, fun facts, animal superheroes, and even a Star Wars reference … or two. 

Brain Candy 2 (ages 8-12, paperback, $8.99)-  So you know that the speed of light is fast: 229,792,458 miles per second. But what does that really mean? It means that at the speed of light, you could reach the moon in 1.3 seconds. How long to travel to the sun? Just 8 minutes. And in 4.6 hours, you could reach Pluto at 4.6 billion miles away! If you like seeing far-out facts in a new light, the second book in the colorful Brain Candy series takes a deep (and delicious) dive into numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics. It’s a novel approach to feeding kids smart snackable bites about the world and is sure to be an addictive addition to the bookshelves of Weird But True! and Just Joking fans.

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#1 New Release in Art Therapy & Relaxation, Anxieties & Phobias, Drawing, and Inspirational ─ Whimsical Illustrations with a Powerful Message

Broaching the subject of mental health. It’s not easy to discuss mental health, even though it affects everyone. We want to believe we can handle anything that comes at us, but the reality is we all have good days and bad days. Because of this, it is important to check in with our mental health. Through guided illustrations, author Kate Allan opens the door to discussion about mental health in an approachable and unassuming manner.

Pep talks for any occasion. Whether you deal with social anxiety, depression, or are simply going through a rough patch, Allan is here with her friendly animals to help. Negative thoughts can keep us from reaching our full potential, not to mention hold us back from attaining happiness. This book is a source of validation and encouragement for those moments when we need a reminder of our worth. View this book on Amazon or Bookshop

Destress with the Kids with Fun, Clean Jokes!

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Squeaky Clean Super Funny Jokes for Kidz by Craig Yoe 

Squeaky Clean Super Funny Jokes for Kids. From Craig Yoe, the former Creative Director, Vice President, and General Manager of Jim Henson’s Muppets─and former Creative Director at Nickelodeon and Disney─comes a series of wholesome joke books for kids of all ages. Squeaky Clean Super Funny Jokes for Kids is the first of the series and you’ll want to own them all!

Laugh-out-loud (LOL) funny jokes. Craig, a retired pastor, believes that there is nothing better in life than making kids laugh and feel happy. He has been collecting jokes for years, and now he is releasing his hand-picked jokes for kids in the “Squeaky Clean” series. It’s packed with wholesome, edifying, LOL funny jokes to encourage reading and entertain children for hours. View this book on Amazon or Bookshop


Colton Pocket Dragon Series

What would happen if you discovered an egg that would reveal an amazing animal who would become your best friend and turn your boring days into fun filled adventures?

                                                                    – A new Imaginative Children’s Book
                                                     

Picture Colton is a 10 year old boy, who is wishing for a way to spice up his long boring days. Then, one day all that changes, when Colton discovers an egg hidden under a bush. Now his whole world will revolve around caring for the egg until it hatches, revealing a dragon.

    
     Colton now has a secret friend and together their days will be fun filled with adventures. In the first book, together they will travel in search of Dragon Land, encountering unusual monsters along the way, while trying to reach their final destination. These books explore the importance of friendship, bravery and imagination. Will Colton return to his world, will Colton find another egg under the bush, will the dragon return to Dragon Land? Follow the Colton Pocket Dragon series to see what Colton will discover and encounter next.

PictureHave you ever wished you could travel back in time? Well, so does Colton! So he decided to invent a way to make time travel possible.
      This new series: Colton’s Time Machine books are a spin-off from the original Colton’s Pocket Dragon books. Colton felt it was time his dragons get a little education about history, so he built a machine, which would take all of them back in time.
      From now on, Colton will be one busy little boy, finding and caring for eggs until they hatch then going off on fun filled flying adventures in Colton’s Pocket Dragon books. Colton will then climb into his time machine, in the Colton’s Time Machine books, traveling back in time to important events and meet famous people.

Guion the Lion

Guion the Lion follows the adventures of an imaginative little lion who sees things a little differently from his friends and teaches children the importance of appreciating individual differences. It also features beautiful imagery, fun activities and facilitation questions to encourage dialogue with children and their caregivers around the book’s many important themes. Written by Rebecca Wilson Macsovits, the story is inspired by her three children, including her oldest son Guion who has Down syndrome.

You’re Pulling My Leg! and You’re Pulling My Leg! Junior

You’re Pulling My Leg! and You’re Pulling My Leg! Junior, created by award-winning game creator Allen Wolf, provide families with endless hours of entertainment and a chance to get to know each other better. They let you test your bluffing skills with completely new questions that range from thought-provoking to zany.

The game can be played in person or remotely.

During the game, players choose a question from the cards within the book. The secret flip of the coin tells them if their answer should be true or made up. When players hear a story, they vote points on if they think a player is telling the truth or pulling their leg. Players win points if you’re right but lose them if you’re wrong. Players try to bluff others and try not to let other players fool them. The first player to 21 points wins. You’ll be surprised how much you learn about other players in a short amount of time.

For more information, please visit: http://morningstargames.com/

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Hannah’s Hanukkah Hiccups

Seven-year-old Hannah has Hanukkah hiccups, and she worries that they will last for all eight nights!  Worse, her hiccups threaten to spoil her singing solo at a Hanukkah show.  Her well-intentioned, multi-cultural neighbors suggest a variety of cures…but will anything stop her hiccups in time?  Hannah’s Hanukkah Hiccups captures the excitement of the holiday, the anticipation of a young girl’s performance, and gives readers a humorous peek into the different customs of her big city neighbors.


Happy Birthday, Trees! 

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It’s Tu B’Shevat―Jewish Arbor Day―and a diverse group of children work together to plant a tree. After digging a hole, placing the tree, filling the hole with dirt, patting the ground, and spraying the garden hose, the children celebrate by wishing the tree a happy birthday, 

and then look forward to when it blossoms on Tu B’Shevat the following year.  

Happy Birthday, Trees! by Karen Rostoker-Gruber, illustrated by Holly Sterling (Kar-Ben Publishing)

Buy this book here.


Challenge Everything: An Extinction Rebellion Youth Guide to Saving the Planet (Pavilion Children’s Books; September 2020; ISBN: 978-1843654643; Ages 12-17; Paperback $9.95; 144 pages) by Blue Sandford is a timely new book from a teenage environmental activist who has been called the “British Greta Thunberg” and named one of “the UK’s most impressive young activists” by The Times.

Time is running out to prevent ecological collapse. The main concern of many young people is climate change and how to combat it, and Challenge Everything offers them a purpose–what to do, when to do it and why to do it. This manifesto is the only official handbook from Extinction Rebellion Youth — a global movement of hundreds of thousands of passionate activists from all walks of life, including splinter groups for young people, like XR Youth, XR Families and XR Kids — and will help you to change your life and the world for the better.

Written by Blue Sandford, the 17-year-old coordinator of Extinction Rebellion Youth London who has left school to dedicate her life to preventing climate change, this book will ask you to challenge everything–challenge government (protest and take peaceful action where necessary), challenge business (decide who you want to support, decide who you want to boycott), and above all to challenge yourself–how can you change your life to make a difference.

Filled with stories, essays, slogans and inspiring illustrations, this book will cover consuming, actioning, boycotting, campaigning, striking, questioning, rewilding and reconnecting with our planet. It will help the reader to change their mindset, become independent, question everything, and challenge themselves.


The Book of Extraordinary New Sherlock Holmes Stories

Holmes and Watson Return in These New Detective Fiction Stories

Recognized by the New York Journal of Books as “intellectually outstanding” and hailed as “the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year” by Leonard Carpenter, Maxim Jakubowski presents a collection of short fiction stories from the best contemporary writers of crime and mystery.

As an icon of detective fiction, readers, investigators and artists have all come across the story of Sherlock Holmes and his mythical stories of crime and adventure for generations. Now, enthusiasts have an outstanding anthology of never before seen short fiction stories featuring the much-loved powers of deduction and unerring quest for the truth―however improbable they might first appear. This bumper volume includes short fiction stories by Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Lavie Tidhar, David Stuart Davies and many more!

Inside you can find:

  • Never before seen short stories
  • Puzzles
  • An inside look into Holmes and Watson’s criminal deductions

With further examples of Holmes and Watson, fast-paced puzzles, and investigations accompanied by fascinating investigators, The Book of Extraordinary New Sherlock Holmes Stories brings together some of the most renowned American and British crime and thriller authors of today.

ISBN: 9781642504324

Price: $18.95

Available on Amazon


Acts of Omission

“Acts of Omission” was written by 78 year “young” James Bostwick, one of the country’s top 100 trial lawyers who has dedicated his life to fighting for justice. For seniors that enjoy legal thrillers, mysteries and courtroom drama, Acts of Omission draws you into the daily life of a trial lawyer, catapults you into the courtroom, and has you on the edge of your seat anxiously waiting to hear what unfolds next. The novel is loosely based on a real case Bostwick tried when he went up against the most famous and powerful attorney in the country to fight for justice for a devastatingly injured teenager.

Acts of Omission is available on AmazonAudible or at local bookstores. It’s $16.99 for paperback and $9.99 for Kindle/e-book. 

About “Acts of Omission”

Down on his luck after a string of lost cases and a recent divorce, personal injury lawyer Matt Taylor hopes his next trial will be an easy win. But when he meets a devastatingly injured young man desperate for help, Matt finds himself embroiled in an impossible lawsuit against Salvatore Conte, a powerful lawyer with sinister connections. Despite all warnings, Matt courageously pulls out all the stops to uncover the truth and right a horrific legal wrong. What follows is an epic multi-million-dollar battle of wills, intrigue, and outright violence that could cost Matt everything he cares about – his career, his family, his heart…and his life. For more information on the author and the novel, visit ActsofOmission.com

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America’s Presidents: Ranked from Best to Worst

It’s important voters remind themselves of the characteristics the office of president stands for: dignity, compassion, leadership and a vision towards a better future.  

Jason Stahl, Emmy Award winner, veteran journalist and author of the forthcoming book America’s Presidents: Ranked from Best to Worst (Available Now) profiles every commander in chief through America’s history and marks the highs and lows of their time in office and their legacies, achievements and what we learned from their leadership.

The book begins in 1789 with George Washington and covers all forty-four men who have sworn to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States” showcasing the vision and conviction, as they worked to set the nation on what they believed to be the right course.  Throughout history, we look to the President during our darkest times of economic depression, war and civil unrest for a leader who will pick us up, dust us off and, with a steady hand, guide us to more promising times.  


U R Not What U Eat

YOU ARE *NOT* WHAT YOU EAT: 

A NEW PARADIGM FOR HEALTH  

Doctor Shares Insight for Wellness During the COVID Holidays 

Rolling into the holidays this year is going to look a little different. With the continued rising number of coronavirus cases, more and more people will be staying home, curling up, shopping online, and over indulging in holiday treats. As if the shorter days and colder weather didn’t make us depressed enough, our health and wellness this time of year has never been more important. Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic for children and adults of all ages. The diet and weight loss industry is an eighty billion dollar business in America alone and that dollar figure has historically been on a steady rise. Yet with all the resources, scientific and technological advancements in our society, how has obesity remained such a huge problem?Pic 1.jpg

According to Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Zvi Pearlstein, there is still one major thing missing from the diet industry: self control. 

“Studies and research suggest that the very profitable business of weight loss is one big scam and is all about taking advantage of troubled people purely for profit. The truth is, it’s all about having self-control…”

…says Pearlstein, whose alternative solutions have helped to transform healthcare from the information age. His new e-book, U R Not What U Eat, introduces a new lifestyle paradigm with the tools to positively transform oneself and thereby positively and impactfully change America and the world for the better.



 

ImageLettering A – Z by Phawnda Moore, $20.95 ISBN-13: 978-1642503821Lettering artist Phawnda Moore has been teaching calligraphy and design for 25 years. An award-winning author, she steps into beginning students’ shoes to select content, address anticipated questions, and offer solutions to the unexpected yet inevitable problems that are encountered in hand lettering. Written in conversational narrative, Lettering From A-Z includes more than 200 images of Phawnda’s professional work, published articles, and guidance from her class demos to make beautiful projects. This book was written for all levels of experience and nourishes creative thinking through mindful practice. Blending traditional design principles and modern tools, it will inspire you to find your own style. View this book on Amazon! ImageAffirm Your Life by Stephen M. R. Covey and Becca Anderson, $12.95 ISBN-13: 978-1642502657Do you find yourself detached from your greater purpose in life? Are you feeling unmotivated and powerless? Take a breath. It’s time to realign yourself with what truly matters and ignite your self-worth. It’s time to affirm your life. Each chapter features a true story and lesson inspired by the author of the timeless book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, as interpreted by feminist scholar Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women. This book shows us all how to align with what really matters and gives guidance on how you can apply this wisdom to your own life. With the help of this guided journal, you will be reminded of the things that bring you inspiration, purpose, and fulfilment. View this book on Amazon! ImageThe 12 Gifts of the Garden by Charlene Costanzo, $16.95 ISBN-13: 978-1642503722During a tropical storm, in the aftermath of chemotherapy, in the midst of marital discord- these are among the times author Charlene Costanzo found comfort, joy, hope, and healing on Sanibel Island. Now, comes a collection of insightful life-guiding reflections inspired by the tropical botanicals of her precious flower garden. In the tradition of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charlene finds awe in the bounty of seashells along the Florida shoreline. But, it’s the foliage in Sanibel’s botanical garden that brings daily reflections and lesson-bearing messages. combination of garden book and meditation book, The Twelve Gifts from the Garden is both an ode to ecology and a collection of healing, discoveries, and epiphanies. View this book on Amazon! ImageYou Should Be Writing by Brenda Knight and Nita Sweeney, $15.95 ISBN-13: 978-1642502558Gathered by Brenda Knight and writing coach Nita Sweeney, author of Depression Hates a Moving Target, You Should Be Writing provides you with writing wisdom from a variety of accomplished authors. This journal is a must-have for writers everywhere. With quotes from a diverse group of historical and modern authors to use as creative prompts on every page, you’ll be able to bring your writing inspiration with you wherever you go. This writing journal provides prompts that will help you practice a wide variety of writing skills every day. From famous all-time-great poets like T.S. Eliot to modern creatives like Roxane Gay, the selected writing quotes in this journal aim to instruct and inspire you to become a better writer. View this book on Amazon!51VsJ1NZkML._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgStart Here, Start Now by Ronnie Walter, $15.95 ISBN-13: 978-1642502619Personal growth starts here. With not enough time in the day, it’s hard to find room for self-reflection and short-term goals. From best-selling author and illustrator Ronnie Walter comes an eye-catching, guided, fill-in journal that will produce some clarity on your goals. Filled with fun lists and journal ideas, Start Here, Start Now…Start Anywhere! is an easy-to-use guide with all the benefits of journal writing. It’s undated, so you don’t need an excuse to start next week. Part coloring book, part guided journal Start Here, Start Now…Start Anywhere! is specially made to help you accomplish your ambitions, meet your goals, and enjoy moments of mindfulness. This book will give you the tools to turn “everyday life” into a meaningful life. View this book on Amazon ImageFind the Helpers by Fred Guttenberg, $17.96 ISBN-13: 978-1642505351 Fred Guttenberg’s life changed forever on Valentine’s Day 2018. What was to be a family day celebrating love turned into a nightmare when thirty-four people were shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Jaime Guttenberg, a fourteen-year-old with a huge heart, was the second to last victim. Still reeling from the loss of his brother Michael, who died of 9/11 induced pancreatic cancer, Fred’s life has been turned upside down. But Find the Helpers is not about gun safety or Parkland. Instead, it tells the story of Fred Guttenberg’s journey since Jaime’s death and how he has been able to get through the worst of times thanks to the kindness and compassion of others. View this book on Amazon!

 ImageLife is a 4-Letter Word by David A. Levy, $11.89 ISBN-13: 978-1642501544The path to living a smarter lifestyle is not always smooth. Discover the power of positive thinking as Dr. David Levy shares a lifetime journey of personal reflections, growth, and wisdom. Levy’s book takes a different approach than others in the self-help genre. Rather than being instructional, Levy shares bits of wisdom through telling his own stories. In other words, he offers life lessons without lecturing or preaching. Written in a style that is engaging and humorous, readers will find relatable truths in Levy’s uplifting stories and wise advice. View this book on Amazon! Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe, by Carolyn Mullet, $40.00, Hardcover.  A picture containing bench, sign, standing

Description automatically generatedJoin Carolyn Mullet on a photo-rich armchair tour that illuminates the unrivaled beauty and artistry of European gardens. Adventures in Eden captures 50 private gardens in Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Scotland, and Spain. With these short profiles supported and lush photography, the reader will learn the history of each landscape, why specific plants and designs were chosen, and how the garden connects to its surroundings. Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of photographs from some of the leading names in garden photography, Adventures in Eden is a must-have gift book for gardeners, globetrotters, and dreamers.
Reedy Press
Reedy Press was co-founded in 2003 in St. Louis, Missouri, by Josh Stevens and Matthew Heidenry, two museum publishing professionals who sought to help cultural institutions and organizations publish books. In the early years, Reedy’s list of clients grew to include schools and cities, with commemorative books soon becoming a specialty. Professionals and companies joined the mix of publishing partners, as titles began to encompass everything from narrative histories to cookbooks to children’s picture books.In recent years, the company has increased the number of titles it publishes traditionally while still partnering with clients on myriad projects.  The current owner, Josh Stevens, sees the balance of traditional and commemorative/custom titles as the key to continued success.Since its founding in 2003, Reedy Press has released hundreds of books. The list of titles and clients continues to expand.About – Reedy Press LLC – Reedy Press LLC


Pretty Funny for a Girl
Stand-up comedy meets teen romance in this hilarious novel about family, friends, and fierce mistakes.

Haylah Swinton is an ace best friend, a loving daughter, and an incredibly patient sister to a four-year-old brother. Best of all, she’s pretty confident she’s mastered making light of every situation—from her mom’s new boyfriend to unsolicited remarks on her plus-size figure. Haylah’s learning to embrace all of her curvy parts, and besides, she has a secret: one day, she’ll be a stand-up comedian star. But she’s pretty sure girls like her don’t belong on stage.

When impossibly cool and undeniably good-looking Leo reveals he’s also into comedy, Haylah jumps at the offer to ghostwrite his sets. But is Leo interested in returning the favor? And is Haylah too head-over-heels to notice? If Haylah’s ever going to step into the spotlight, she’ll need to find the confidence to put herself out there, strut like the boss she really is, and prove to everyone that she’s more than just funny “for a girl.”

In Pretty Funny for a Girl (October 2020; ISBN: 978-1-68263-147-8; Hardcover $17.99; Ages 12+), author Rebecca Elliot offers a refreshingly relatable story with an authentic narrative voice. Bursting with unforgettable characters, this entertaining novel takes on issues like navigating teenage crushes, learning to love the body you’re in, and discovering your sense of self. Readers will find themselves cheering for Haylah’s success as an amateur comedian, and will look forward to the follow-up novel, Pretty Rude for a Girl.

Sing Like No One’s ListeningNettie Delaney has just been accepted into a prestigious performing arts school—the very same school her superstar mother attended. With her mother’s shadow hanging over her, Nettie has her work cut out for her— and everyone is watching. To make matters worse, Nettie hasn’t been able to sing a single note since her mother died. But if she’s going to survive a demanding first year, Nettie will have to work through her grief and deliver a showstopper. Or face expulsion.

As Nettie makes new friendships, navigates a budding crush, and struggles with overcoming her fear of singing, she auditions for the school’s next musical, only to find that the lead role alongside her love interest has been given to someone else. But then the musical lead blackmails Nettie into singing her parts for her while hidden under the stage. Will Nettie be able to summon the courage to find her voice? Or will all the pressure and anxiety of performing come crashing down?

Perfect for fans of Fame, Glee, and The Voice, Sing Like No One’s Listening (September 2020; ISBN: 978-1-68263-194-2; Hardcover $17.99; Ages 12+) offers a well- crafted narrative with a likeable protagonist who’s struggling to share her art with the world. Readers will explore rich themes of finding your voice along with death, bullying, and overcoming grief and fear. Vanessa Jones’s empathetic and moving plot hits all the right notes.

​​​Peace

Peace stimulates reflection and to inspire discussion at work, at home, and among friends about the meaning of peace–personally, spiritually, and politically.

Featuring inspiring quotes, moving prayers, and helpful guidelines Peace provides words of wisdom joined with practical applications.

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What is peace? What is its purpose, spiritually, emotionally, and globally? Peace seeks to ground this concept in its cultural contexts and explore it through the thoughts and words of humanity’s greatest peacemakers. Peace is the cornerstone of civilization, allowing all nations to grow and thrive while enabling individuals to learn and develop together. There is no goal more desirable, and many great men and women have given their lives in its pursuit. Peace encapsulates their collected wisdom through quotes, prayers, and thoughtful meditations on the subject of unity.

This inspirational title makes a great gift for anyone seeking to bring a sense of harmony to a family member, friend, or special person in their life.

Peace – Written by June Eding
978-1-57826-878-8, $9.95 paperback

Published by Hatherleigh Press – Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold – www.hatherleighpress.com


The Zen of Thrift Conversions

Volatility has returned to Wall Street once again, swinging between gains and losses daily. While the market rose strongly on Election Day itself, investors are still sorting out their reactions to the presidential election. So, what do we do in the meantime?

For those reviewing their stock market investments, Bankrate.com analyst and author of “The Zen of Thrift Conversions” James Royal breaks down things you can do to ride out the post-election volatility:

  1. Don’t get caught up in a rising or falling market
  2. Put investing before politics
  3. Think long term
  4. Your performance depends more on you than a politician
  5. Commit to do nothing

https://www.bankrate.com/investing/election-market-volatility-dont-panic-buy-or-sell/


PET NATION: The Love Affair That Changed America

The book shares the inside scoop as to how America became a nation of adoring pet owners with dogs and cats everywhere. Since 1998 the pet population in the U.S. has almost doubled—over two-thirds of the country now own a pet. No longer left to wander the neighborhood, dogs and cats eat “gourmet” food, get individualized medical attention, show up in public and at work, and even fly in the cabin. Many owners now consider pets family members. It wasn’t always this way. How did we get here?

GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty

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GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty, by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the husband & wife team behind Creative Soul Photography.

From the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children. Featuring a foreword by Amanda Seales.

With stunning images of natural hair and gorgeous, inventive visual storytelling, GLORY puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100 breathtaking photographs and a collection of powerful essays about the children. At its heart, it is a recognition and celebration of the versatility and innate beauty of black hair, and black beauty. This glorious coffee-table book pays homage to the story of our royal past, celebrates the glory of the here and now, and even dares to forecast the future.

It brings to life past, present, and future visions of black culture and showcases the power and beauty of recognizing and celebrating oneself. Beauty as an expression of who you are is power.

When we define our own standards of beauty, we take back that power. GLORY encourages children around the world to feel that power and harness it.


THE ROCK

Through the Lens: His Life, His Movies, His World

By Hiram Garcia

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THE ROCK:  Through the Lens: His Life, His Movies, His World (St. Martin’s Press, Sept. 8, 2020, $35.00) is a stunning photographic look at the life and career of global entertainment icon, entrepreneur and trailblazer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson by his longtime friend and producing partner, Hiram Garcia.  

Garcia, who has known Dwayne Johnson since college, is a longtime collaborator, producing partner and talented photographer. As a film and television producer as well as in his role as the President of Production at Seven Bucks Productions, Garcia has unprecedented access to capture images on the sets of Seven Bucks’ films including such blockbuster hits as Jumanji: The Next LevelJungle Cruise, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and more. 

As one of his closest friends, Garcia knows Johnson inside and out, and that deep relationship informs the photographs he shares in this book.  Whether it’s an action-packed photo snapped during an intense film take or a relaxed and candid shot of Johnson with his daughters, Garcia focuses his lens on the qualities he most admires in his friend: his extraordinary work ethic, his infectious smile, his empathy and sense of humor, and the joy and determination Johnson brings to everything he does.

With scores of photos—most of them never before seen and taken over two decades—THE ROCK: Through the LensHis Life, His Movies, His World is enhanced by captions revealing the inside stories behind these remarkable images.

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ON TRAIR LAR BEACH

On Trair Lar Beach by Dianne Ebertt Beeaff – Thirteen Mysterious Items Found on a Scottish Beach…Reveals Thirteen Short Stories of Their Intriguing Owners

ON TRAIR LAR BEACH is an engaging and beautifully crafted short story collection readers of Karen Russell and Curtis Sittenfield will devour. The collection of stories centers around thirteen objects washed up on the shore of Tràigh Lar Beach in Scotland and discovered by Erica Winchat, a young writer overwhelmed by the stress of her first book contract. From there, Erica proceeds to tell the intriguing story of each item’s owner and uncovers a series of dramatic events―from a Chicago widow’s inspiring visit to Quebec City to a shrimper’s daughter facing Tropical Storm Ruby in North Carolina.

Other stories in the collection feature a young child at a folk festival in New Orleans; a CNA working in a hospice in Toronto; a bartender in Boston; a young woman at a yoga retreat in Maine; a waitress dealing with an ex-boyfriend in Miami; a distraught young mother in Prince Edward Island; an aging screen-star in New York City; a retired amateur photographer in Newfoundland; and a diver’s widow in Nova Scotia. Each protagonist’s name is taken from a specific wildflower that grows on the machair (the white beach) of Tràigh Lar and each story is introduced with the author’s own special rendering of the flower.


When Evil Calls

Author and retired scientist C E Marshall combines his love of science and storytelling in “When Evil Calls,” the first installment in a new paranormal science fantasy that follows a group of boys who, after witnessing the mysterious disappearance of their classmates, unknowingly embark on a decades-long, multi-planetary mission to discover the truth of what happened.

After a fire alarm disrupts an average school day, Chris and his friends struggle to recall how they got outside, much less what happened to the 28 students and teacher who vanished without a trace before their eyes. Three decades later, the group finds themselves inexplicably united as they are recruited by an engineering company to build an experimental spacecraft. After developing a successful beta model, they receive a transmission from their classmates who disappeared years earlier and devise a plan to rescue their friends from the mysterious planet of Paxlene.

ImageProstate Cancer: Sheep or Wolf?

By Murray Keith Wadsworth 

Prostate Cancer: Sheep or Wolf? reveals the dark reality about prostate cancer treatment in America and the shocking prostate cancer stories of Wadsworth and five other men. The problem: America’s equipment and treatment for prostate cancer is frighteningly repressed. All medically reviewed, Wadsworth reveals the political mask, health system greed and toxic masculinity metastasizing prostate cancer in America.


The Journalist: Life and Loss in America’s Secret War

By Lucy Rose Fischer

This true story captures the exciting and perilous life of a young journalist in Vietnam. In the early 1960s, Jerry Rose interviews Vietnamese villagers in a countryside riddled by a war of terror and embeds himself with soldiers on the ground—the start of a dramatic and dangerous career. Through his stories and photographs, he exposes the secret beginnings of America’s Vietnam War at a time when most Americans have not yet heard of Vietnam. Cover image.


The Secret Language of Cells: What Biological Conversations Tell Us About the Brain-Body Connection, the Future of Medicine, and Life Itself

By Jon Lieff

In The Secret Language of Cells, doctor and neuroscientist Jon Lieff lets us listen in on these conversations, and reveals their significance for everything from mental health to cancer. He explains the surprising science of how very different cells—bacteria and brain cells, blood cells and viruses—all speak the same language. This overarching principle has been long overlooked because scientific journals use impenetrable jargon that makes it hard to be understood across disciplines, much less by the general public.

One of the most important books of 2020:  Voices of Our Republic. The coffee table book features thoughts about the Constitution from personalities, dignitaries, and everyday heroes, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arthur Sulzberger, Alan Dershowitz, Sandra Day O’Connor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joseph Ellis, Jack Nicklaus, Gene Simmons, Ron Chernow, Evan Spiegel, and others. More than 75 individuals help answer the question of why the Constitution is so important to Americans. Makes a wonderful gift! $24.99. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold.


The Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel’s Secret Rules of Chutzpah

The Unstoppable Startup: Mastering Israel’s Secret Rules of Chutzpah by Uri Adoni will make the perfect gift for recent graduates, business school students, amateur & experienced investors, and anyone striving for personal or professional growth. 

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SYNOPSIS:

More than half of all startups fail—often during the crucial early stages of development when they need to prove their viability on a limited budget. But when it comes to startup success, one country stands out: Israel. Even though it is a relatively small country with a population of just over 9 million inhabitants, Israel has one of the highest concentrations of startups in the world, has the highest venture capital per capita, is one of the top countries in terms of number of companies listed on NASDAQ, and is well recognized as a global leader in research and development. In The Unstoppable Startup, Uri Adoni goes behind the scenes to explain the principles and practices that can make any startup, anywhere in the world, become an unstoppable one.

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Pages: 272
Price: $21.49 (hardcover edition) $16.99 (Kindle)


BREAK THE CURSE: A TEMPLATE FOR CHANGE
10 Steps to Restart Your Life
By Steve Kelley
Softcover/$16.99
Freedom Press/June 2020
ISBN: 978-0-578-7113-1

New Book Helps Us Understand Our Life Patterns and Navigate Through Obstacles and Conflict

Conflict is ever present in our lives. From the socio-economic issues we were born into, to current health and social issues in the news, conflict is a common denominator and how we handle conflict can determine the outcome of our lives. 

In Break the Curse, author, entrepreneur, and professor, Steve Kelley, shares how to beat the odds and achieve extraordinary success. From a worldwide pandemic and protests in the streets, to long-ingrained beliefs from childhood, Break the Curse will help us handle the situations and conflicts in our daily lives in a positive and productive way.

Kelley believes successful people embrace conflict because they know that conflict, if handled well, produces great results and often offers the opportunity for self-improvement.  “Each time we de-escalate conflict, halt or shorten needless arguments, we maintain our dignity, save precious time, and find hope,” Steve says.  “Conflict is a golden opportunity to take responsibility for our actions and recognize the part we played in the situation.”

Readers of Break the Curse will be captivated as Kelley poignantly tells real-life stories that will inspire and compel us toward success. Steve packs 45 years of business experience and a 20-year college teaching career into this timeless personal growth book that readers will continue to return to again and again.  From overcoming a childhood filled with anger and conflict, having his home burn down, to recovering from Cancer, Steve shares what he learned overcoming each obstacle with readers.

Based on his challenges, Steve developed 10 steps that serve as a template for change and help guide readers through life’s challenges.  Break the Curse will inspire and compel all of us to move forward and re-start our lives by following his easy-to-understand steps outlined in chapter such as:

• Think Like A Genius
• Set Powerful Goals and Keep Them
• Find Mentors
• Take Care of Your Body
• Embrace Conflict
• Resist Temptations
• Build Karma
• Find Your Fit

Break the Curse provides the tools for all of us to develop the determination to achieve the life we want and to feel happy and fulfilled.  Steve’s inspirational success story and cancer recovery inspires all of us to have the confidence to fight our own demons. With Break the Curse we can see our hardships in one place only – the rear-view mirror.

To learn more about Steve Kelley and Break the Curse, visit www.BreaktheCurseBook.com.

Jointly published by Freedom Press and SJK Publishing


Clean Design Wellness for Your Lifestyle

For the past 20 years, Robin Wilson has been on an unsung journey, that of a black business woman breaking barriers despite systemic racism that excluded her from obtaining financing as she was one of the pioneers of eco-friendly design movement. From 2009-2018, she became the first woman to have a custom cabinetry line sold at 400 dealers nationwide, but she still could not get VC or seed capital, even though the line generated over $82 million wholesale in licensed brand revenue – with over a quarter billion dollars in retail sales.

Robin Wilson has written two books and is considered an expert on CLEAN DESIGN which is a protocol to create a wellness and health focused living environment. Her most recent book provides simple tips for each room of a house or apartment.

Robin’s four principles of design are sustainability, reusable, recycle, and nontoxic. She knows that “eco-friendly” can be beautiful. Her focus is on hypoallergenic and wellness lifestyles. She is an Ambassador to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and is a former Board member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

Clean Design Wellness for Your Lifestyle (2015, Greenleaf)

For More Info:  Robin Wilson Home


THE SOBER CURIOUS RESET: Change the Way You Drink in 100 Days or Less

In this upbeat “reset” guide from the author of Sober Curious, a leading voice in the new sobriety movement walks through 100 days of discovering the joys of an alcohol-free lifestyle.

Ruby Warrington’s 2019 book Sober Curious was an illuminating conversation starter that asked you to consider, “Would life be better without alcohol?” thus sparking a global wellness trend of “curiosity” on how to gain one’s genuine confidence and happiness without the crutch of alcohol.

In The Sober Curious Reset, Ruby goes a step further by inviting you into a 100-day process of radically rethinking your drinking. Each “day” features observations, exercises, and insights, offering a more profound process of self-discovery than common month-long programs like Dry January or Sober September. Ruby’s friendly, honest, and totally non-judgmental tone helps you unmask the deeper “whys” behind your drinking, understand why 100 days is so transformational, and how to create a truly sustainable shift in habits — and on to living a life with more presence, focus, and overall well-being.

The Sober Curious Reset is not about preaching total abstinence — rather, it’s about empowering you to make the right drinking choices, whatever this may look like for you. Ruby’s 100 days is all about changing your relationship to alcohol to lead a life with more clarity, confidence, and connection.

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