Hanukkah Treats

The holidays are around the corner, and if you need to send someone a Hanukkah treat – here are a few of my favorites:

1.  Zabars Latkes: potato latkes, homemade applesauce, cookies and gelt come in this reusable tote! $95

2.  Wolfermans: classic english muffins, assorted cookies, and jam come in this yummy set! $39.95

3.  Cookies:  delicoius vanilla sugar cookies (can be personalized)! $24.95

4.  Donuts: symbolic Hanukkah treat – check out the low guilt raspberry truffle! $21.95

5.  Lollipop: an assortment of blue and white candy – I especially love this giant blue and white lollipop! $5

6.  Gelt for Grownups: forget milk chocolate coins – check out this dark chocolate with sea salt gelt! $15

Green Beauty Gift Guide

When it comes to the latest and greatest in all things (green) beauty, I turn to one place: The Green Product Junkie.  My friend and fellow blogger Katie, breaks it all down in a fun and easy-to-read format (ie: she does all of the testing and tells you what is worth spending money on)!

She’s been hard at work putting together gift guides for the holidays, and I particularly love this one that features products for UNDER $30.  Let’s be honest, some of those green products can be quite expensive – so here is a way to give a little green beauty without breaking the bank!

To learn more about these awesome products (and to read Katie’s review), check it out here:

The Green Product Junkie’s Holiday Ideas $30 and Under

 

Techie Gift Guide

Need a little help in the tech department this holiday season?  I’ve got you covered with these 8 gift ideas any techie will love!

1.  Mophie:  provides extra “juice” for your iphone – no cord required! $48

2.  Nest:  control your heat / air system from anywhere (connects via an app)! $249

3.  Pebble:  get email and txt notifications delivered to your wrist with this Smart Watch! $99

4.  Go-Pro:  captures photos and video from any vantage point-great for those with an active lifestyle! $399

5.  Apple TV:  stream videos and access your purchased downloads from the icloud right to your TV! $111

6.  Speaker: stream music and calls wirelessly with this portable bluetooth speaker! $49.95

7.  FitBit: track your sleep pattern and activity throughout the day! $99.95

8.  Echo: Amazon’s version of “Siri” for your home! $199

Thanksgiving Hostess Guide

Need a little something to bring the host / hostess on Thanksgiving?  Here are 8 ideas that are sure to put a smile on their face!

1.  Soap and Lotion Set:  this London based company is one of my favorites! $62

2.  Wine Stopper:  bring this along with a nice bottle of wine! $7.95

3.  Metal Tumblers:  I love these festive wine glasses! $39.95

4.  Old Fashioned Glasses:  this beautiful set comes in 5 different color options. $59.95

5.  Coffee:  caffeine is always appreciated (especially around the holidays)! $14.95

6.  Dog Plates:  if your host is a dog-lover, you can’t go wrong with these adorable plates! $12 each

7.  Flowers:  show up with a pretty Fall arrangement that can double as a centerpiece! $31.99

8.  Nesting Bowls: I love these crate and barrel nesting bowls! $29.95

 

Disney Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays around the corner, I am beginning to focus on gift guides for you.  And, what better way to kick of the holiday season then with a Disney Gift Guide?!

You know I am a Disney fanatic, so for me giving a little Mickey over the holidays is never a bad idea! It just so happens the Disney Store is offering 25% off (from now until November 11), so it’s the perfect time to do some Disney holiday shopping!

Here are my top 10 Disney Store picks:

1.  Hulk Mug:  $14.95

2.  Titleist Hat:  $29.95

3.  Measuring Cups:  $9.94

4.  Be our Guest Tea Set:  $29.95

5.  Cookie Jar:  $44.95

6.  Planes PJs:  $19.95

7.  Mickey Ornament:  $19.95

8.  Alex and Ani Bracelet:  $39.95

9.  Sleeping Beauty’s Castle:  $74.95

10  Mickey Slippers:  $16.95

And, after I finished my list – I came across this adorable hat and had to post it!

11. Minnie Hat:  $14.95

 

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Left over apples?  Why not make a delicious and healthy snack (and have a little fun while doing it)?!

I had some apples, pretzels and candy corn laying around, so I decided to turn it all into a delicious and healthy Fall snack!

The dip only has 3 ingredients:  Peanut Butter, Greek Yogurt, and Honey, and is super simple to make!

Ingredients:

1 (6 oz) container plain Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon honey

 

Directions:

Combine Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and honey. Stir until smooth.
The dip will have a whipped texture.
Serve with apple slices, pretzels, graham crackers, or just about anything else you can think of!
Enjoy! :)

Asymmetrical Charm

There are so many variations of the charm necklace out there, but this is definitely one of my favorites!

Celebrity jewelry designer Maya Brenner created this beautiful sterling silver chain with letter charm exclusively for Mark and Graham.

It is $125, and you can check it out here: Asymmetrical Initial Necklace

Selfie Stick

Love it or hate it, the selfie seems like it is here to stay.  If you need a gift for the avid selfie taker in your life, then look no further then the selfie stick!

An extendable, handheld stick that holds your camera or phone so you can capture the perfect selfie every time!

They come in multiple colors and start around $7.

Check it out here: Selfie Stick

What a Hoot!

Owls are the symbol of wisdom and intelligence, and for some reason they remind me of Fall, so I thought I would post a few of my favorite owl-themed gift ideas.

Clockwise from top left:

1.  Owl Mug Set: these hand-painted mugs will have you smiling while you drink your morning joe! $26.95

2.  Owl Pillow: handmade sleepy owl pillow $25

3.  Owl Storage Caddy: this canvas and felt storage caddy is perfect for holding just about anything! $14.99

4.  Owl Necklace: handmade silver plated owl charm on a chain $19

Give Back

 

Want to unload some of your Halloween candy, but don’t want to throw it away?  Then, check out Operation Gratitude’s Candy Buy Back Program – get the candy out of your house, while putting a smile on our troop’s faces – sounds like a win-win to me! :)  

Operation Gratitude sends care packages to our troops – but around Halloween, they help orchestrate a Candy Buy Back Program.  Dentists around the Country participate and offer kids money and other prizes in exchange for their left over candy.  The candy is then sent in care packages to our troops!

If you’d like to find a dentist in your area that participates, or you would like to learn how to donate, check out their website:

Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Buy Back