Here is the first of the batch of holiday gift ideas-
This one really caught my eye, not so much the product but the story behind it and I thought I’d share it with you-
Christmas Milk, The Elves’ Favorite Drink (Ultra-Pasteurized, High Quality Eggnog) and its scrumptious accompaniment Elf Nuts. This product is new for 2012 and excellent for moms to give to the kids. The product also goes toward a charitable cause—a portion of sales are given to help kids in foster care find a forever home. Cost: Milk $3.75 and $5.75 per bag (Nuts) Founded by Heidi Fausel, Christmas Milk was started after a child received his forever family and was adopted. What took place after was an unexpected discovery of another wish that would come true…
As the family’s first Christmas approached, the little boy was excited about a drink he once had and kept asking his new family if they would be able to find it. He did not know the name, nor could he describe it – all he could say is “it tastes like Christmas”. His forever family let him try juices, sports drinks, anything they could think of, but were never able to find the drink he longed to taste again.
Then it happened. The little boy’s mom and dad gave him a glass of eggnog. The boy took a sip and jumped up! “That’s it!” the boy exclaimed. “That is the drink I have been talking about! It’s Christmas Milk!!” Christmas Milk is now available at major grocers in 14 states and the Bahamas, and is available nationally through www.Amazon.com Heidi is expanding her business to restaurants and hotels throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area, and is working to finalize agreements with distributors to build upon that success even further. In her own words, business “is exploding”. In the true spirit of the holiday and in support of foster children, Heidi is donating 10% of the proceeds from sales to help agencies that provide foster care child services. The proceeds from 2011 sales will go to The Gladney Center for Adoption in Ft. Worth, TX.
I think these two books would make ideal gifts. The first one is The Bonne Femme Cookbook by Wini Moranville, all about French cooking, it’s from Harvard Common Press and costs $24.95. And the second one, is titled Gourmet Gifts by Dinah Corley, also available from Harvard Common Press and costs $19.95 http://www.harvardcommonpress.com/
I love fairs and sorry that I don’t live near this one in Chalfont, PA because it sounds like the ideal place to browse- http://www.holidaycraftboutique.com/
Jams and a Whole Lot More
Someone told me about this company and the prices are very budget friendly-
Toys with Approval
I’m sure most of you have a child on your holiday list and sometimes it’s tough knowing what to get with so many choices out there but check out this site for some suggestions-
Cookies for a Good Cause
This company have appeared on the Gift Guide before. When I shop sometimes it’s nice to know my money goes to a good cause so check out the Dancing Dear products-
Holiday Gift Guide part two will be posted later this week.