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Last Minute Holiday Gift Suggestions!

Looking for some more gift ideas?

Kids will love building with these! Strictly Briks provides educational toys that allow children to dream, create, build and imagine amazing things – all while helping them grow into engineers, designers, inventors, and problem solvers. They really can get quite creative with these!

They will also love these!

Geomagworld
When it comes to STEM toys, not all are created equal. One brand stands above the rest for its inspired, magical product line that uniquely engages children of all ages. Geomagworld is the internationally award-winning brand with different product lines for ages 18 months- 8+. These Swiss-made products help children develop and train their minds, imagination and curiosity through the science of magnetic construction. All Geomagworld products are based on the free building philosophy which encourages creativity and promotes freedom play to increase fine motor skills. Their products are available in specialty stores throughout the U.S., as well as online at amazon.comtarget.com and walmart.com.

The Cube- Next Generation of Rubik’s Cube
These aren’t the same cubes you used to buy as gifts 30 years ago. This hot new agreatlife speed cube incorporates a generation’s worth of ideas to help solve the cubes you may have tried in the past. With this new, magic 3-D puzzle and the included online solution guide you can solve it twice as fast. It is a fun, inexpensive and unique gift for everyone… perfect for kids, teens and adults especially on long car trips or plane rides. $12; https://agreatlifebrand.com and available on amazon.com.

These next ones are perfect for Toddlers and Babies!

    

New Toys from PBS KIDS, Available Exclusively at Whole Foods are sure to be a hit! I love the Classic Alphabet Blocks!

In time for the 2018 holiday season, PBS KIDS has announced a variety of new toys in partnership with Whole Foods Market. Promoting imaginative and active play, these toys help children explore important concepts such as sorting, shapes and colors. Look for them at a Whole Foods near you!!

The expanded collection of PBS KIDS products – available exclusively at Whole Foods locations nationwide – features wooden toys such as Avocado Castanets and Chunky Puzzles, and exclusive matching games such as Wheels and Squeals and Robot Wrangler from LeapYear. Additionally, PBS KIDS will debut five new plush animals, made by Aurora.

Looking for a Turntable?

The new AT-LP60SPBK-BT wireless turntable and speaker system makes a perfect gift for anyone who wants to get started with vinyl listening — or rediscover their record collection. The AT-LP60SPBK-BT (SRP: US$199.00) comes with everything needed to listen to records including a fully automatic AT-LP60-BT turntable with pre-mounted Dual Moving Magnet™ high-quality cartridge plus a Bluetooth stereo rechargeable speaker and accessories.

The turntable provides 33-1/3 and 45RPM vinyl playback through the included speaker, which can be placed up to 30 feet away and even in another room. The turntable will also play records through other compatible Bluetooth wireless speakers, headphones and playback devices. The AT-LP60BT can also be used as a conventional wired turntable and has a built-in switchable phono preamp for compatibility with the widest range of audio systems.

The compact rechargeable speaker features two 1.75-inch full-range drivers and a passive radiator in an aluminum enclosure for clear, powerful sound with enhanced bass. The speaker has buttons for controlling music playback and a mic that allows making calls from a smartphone. It includes a stand, AUX audio jack and a card slot for playing music from a TF or microSD card.

Are you looking for some other great games for kids? You can also buy some of the classic favorites such as Monopoly! It’s truly been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this holiday post. Images were also provided. 

Christmas Dining Aboard the Queen Mary Offers Gourmet Holiday Cuisine and Spectacular Views Bring the family together for exquisite holiday dining aboard the historic ocean liner this Christmas

This holiday season the Queen Mary, the historic ocean liner turned hotel and attraction, is offering special holiday menus in all of her famous restaurants: Sir Winston’s, the Chelsea and the Promenade Cafe. The staff of award-winning chefs will prepare festive cuisine while guests enjoy fine wines and spirits, impeccable service and breathtaking views of the Long Beach coastline.

In the Grand Salon, the ship’s original first-class dining area, guests can experience 50 unique global dishes at the nationally renowned Christmas Day Brunch. The Christmas Day brunch menu includes:

  • Rise n Shine StationSeasonal sliced fruit & berries, Vanilla yogurt, Homemade granola, Country potatoes, Corned beef hash, Applewood smoked bacon, Sausage links, Chicken Jalapeno andouille and bangers, Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Freshly baked pastries, pancakes, waffles, and an omelet and eggs to order station.
  • Carving Station: Prime rib with au jus, Pork Roast with Tangy Orange Sauce,  Rosemary marinated Turkey and gravy, Apple sage dressing, Candied sweet Potato casserole, Roasted Garlic Yukon gold mashed potatoes, and Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Maple Glazed Bacon
  • Ocean Bounty Station: Chilled mussels, Clams, Cocktail shrimp, Alaskan Red King crab legs, Smoked Salmon, Whole Poached Salmon Serpentine, Freshly Shucked Oyster with lemon and horseradish sauce.
  • California Bistro Station: Domestic & Imported Artisan Cheeses, Sunomono salad with Cucumbers, carrots and onions, Shanghai Chicken salad with cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, wonton strips, and sesame dressing
  • Street Taco Station: Chicken Tinga, Carnitas Pastor, Beef Birria, Pico de gallo, Citrus slaw, Salsa molcajete, Onion, Tomatoes, Cilantro, Queso Fresco, Avocado Crema, Choice of corn or flour tortillas, Spanish rice, black beans.
  • Asian Station: Sweet Garlic Shrimp, BBQ ribs, Yakisoba Noodles, Fried Rice
  • Italian Station: Antipasto, Caesar and Caprese salad, Grilled vegetables, Tomato Florentine soup, Tortellini Carbonara, Penne pasta with San Marzano Tomato sauce and vegetables
  • Patisserie Station: Chocolate & Red Velvet Yule Logs, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Truffles, Assorted Christmas Pies, California Fruit Tart, Cupcakes, Macaroons, Assorted Mini Cheesecake, Chocolate Raspberry Towers

Brunch prices start at $69.00 per person, $79.00 per person with champagne. Children ages 4 -11 can dine for $24.00. Christmas Day brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (562) 499-1606 or https://www.queenmary.com/book-now/table/.

At the Promenade Cafe, guests can delight in a traditional Christmas three-course meal for $34.00 per person.

The Promenade Cafe Christmas Eve pre-fixe menu includes:

  • Choice of Clam Chowder or Promenade Autumn House Salad roasted pepitas, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and raspberry vinaigrette
  • Choice of Brown Sugar Glazed Ham roasted new potatoes, glazed root vegetables, holiday dressing or Grilled Salmon Fillet lemon butter, wild rice pilaf, glazed root vegetables
  • Choice of Eggnog Creme Brulee with chantilly cream, berries or Dutch Apple Pie with caramel sauce and vanilla cream

The Promenade Cafe Christmas Day pre-fixe menu includes:

  • Choice of Clam Chowder or Promenade Autumn House Salad roasted pepitas, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and raspberry vinaigrette
  • Choice of Roasted Turkey Dinner with holiday dressing, giblet gravy, yukon potatoes, glazed root vegetables or Roasted Prime Rib with mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, glazed carrots and rosemary au jus
  • Dessert includes Christmas Yule Log with Chantilly cream and berries

The three-course Christmas Day and Eve pre-fixe menus will be served in the Promenade Cafe from 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.  Breakfast is served in the Promenade Cafe from 6:30 a.m through 11:00 a.m. To make reservations for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, call (562) 499-1657 or visit https://www.queenmary.com/book-now/table/.

At Chelsea Chowder House & Bar guests can enjoy a four-course meal complete with roast prime rib and Christmas favorites for $48.00 per person.
The Chelsea Chowder House & Bar Christmas Eve pre-fixe menu includes:

  • Choice of Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque, Loaded Baked Potato Soup or Promenade Autumn House Salad
  • Choice of Brown Sugar Glazed Ham roasted new potatoes, glazed root vegetables, holiday dressing or Grilled Salmon Fillet lemon butter, wild rice pilaf, glazed root vegetables
  • Choice of Eggnog Creme Brulee with chantilly cream, berries or Peppermint Chocolate Bread Pudding with bourbon caramel

The Christmas Day pre-fixe menu includes:

  • Choice of Shrimp Cocktaizesty cocktail sauce, lemon or Mushroom Tart tomato coulis, phyllo dough
  • Choice of Signature Chelsea Chowder or Promenade Autumn House Salad
  • Choice of Roasted Turkey Dinner holiday dressing, giblet gravy, yukon potatoes, glazed root vegetables or  Roasted Prime Rib mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, glazed carrots, rosemary au jus
  • Peppermint Chocolate Creme Brulee with chantilly cream, berries

The four-course Christmas Day and Eve pre-fixe menus will be served in Chelsea Chowder House & Bar from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. To make reservations for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, call (562) 499-1657 or visit https://www.queenmary.com/book-now/table/.

At Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Lounge, the Queen Mary’s award-winning dining experience features a five-course culinary extravaganza for $79.00 per person.
The Christmas Eve pre-fixe is served from 5:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. and includes:

  • First Course – Roasted Sweet Potato Soup spiced pepitas
  • Second Course –  Petite Greens and Baby Endive Salad golden raisins, candied walnut, mint vinaigrette
  • Intermezzo – Pink Champagne Sorbet
  • Main Course –  Roasted Prime Rib mashed potatoes, charred cream corn, asparagus, au jus or Vegetable Wellington truffle mash potato, grilled vegetables
  • Dessert – Peppermint Chocolate Molten Lava cherry coulis or Red Velvet-Chocolate Ganache berry compote

The pre-fixe menu is served from 12:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Day and includes:

  • First Course – Roasted Sweet Potato Soup roasted pepitas or Lobster Bisque crème fraiche
  • Second Course – Arugula and Frizee Salad fig, cabrales cheese, cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette or Petite Greens and Baby Endive Salad golden raisins, candied walnut, mint vinaigrette
  • Intermezzo – Peach Sorbet
  • Main Course – Roasted Prime Rib mashed potatoes, creamed corn, glazed carrots, rosemary au jus or Crispy Skin Salmon roasted fingerling potato, winter vegetables, bacon corn coulis or Chicken Coq Au Vin cipollini onions, carrots, pee wee potatoes, red wine broth, herbs or Vegetable Wellington truffle mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables
  • Dessert – Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake cherry coulis or Red Velvet-Chocolate Ganache berry compote

Children can delight in a delectable three-course menu offering on Christmas Day. Menu items include:

  • Choice of Garden salad or Fresh fruit
  • Choice of Filet Mignon $25.00, Salmon $21.00, Chicken Alfredo $19.00, Chicken Tenders $17.00, or Macaroni and Cheese $17.00
  • Choice of Chocolate cake or Ice cream

The five-course pre-fixe Christmas Eve menu will be served from 5:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. and the Christmas Day pre-fixe menu will be served from 12:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. To make reservations at Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Lounge, call (562) 499-1657 or visit http://www.queenmary.com/book-now/table/

Self-parking at Queen Mary is $8.00. Valet is $15.00 for up to three hours for all venues except for Sir Winston Restaurant & Lounge, which provides complimentary parking. All prices are exclusive of choice of beverage, tax and gratuity. For more information or for reservations, visit www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

 
WHEN:
Christmas Eve Hours

  • Promenade Cafe
    • Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Regular Menu & Holiday Special $34.00
  • Chelsea Chowder House & Bar
    • Dinner 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Regular Menu & Holiday Special $48.00
  • Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Lounge
    • Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Regular Menu & Holiday Special $79.00
  • Observation Bar
    • Open at 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. last call, closed at 2:00 a.m., appetizers available 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Day Hours

  • Promenade Cafe
    • Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Regular Menu & Holiday Special $36.00
  • Chelsea Chowder House & Bar
    • Dinner 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Regular Menu & Holiday Special $48.00
  • Sir Winston’s Restaurant & Lounge
    • 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. –  Pre-Fixe Menu $79.00
  • Christmas Day Brunch
    • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – $69.00 without champagne, $79.00 with champagne
  • Observation Bar
    • Open at 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. last call, closed at 2:00 a.m.,  appetizers available 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Credit: The Queen Mary.

5 Benefits of Hiring an Electrician

An electrician is one of the most important persons, who can help in installations and repairs of any electrical work at home, whether you are constructing a new house, renovating your home or preparing for the holiday. If you want to install holiday lighting efficiently, professionally and properly, then you should consider hiring electricians who service your area to do the job, because of the following reasons:

Safety

Electricians are experts when it comes safety codes and requirements. An electrician is trained extensively and is well equipped for safety during all lighting installation projects. One wrong step can mean falling from a ladder. With professionalism, risks are reduced significantly.

Special design (Customized designs)

The design and arrangement of any kind of lights are boring and difficult for the average homeowner. An electrician can advise on the best types of lights and make sure that it is positioned correctly for uniform attraction. A professional electrician will meet with you to talk about your holiday lighting ideas. The lighting should reflect your personality and taste. It is important to take into account your landscaping, architecture, and other electrical infrastructure.

Ease and convenience

Having an expert to handle the installation of a holiday lighting is a sure fit. Hiring an electrician means less difficulty. Electricity costs money, which means that the longer the spotlight, the higher your bill in the following months. Some people forget to leave them before going to bed, while some only return home after dark. An electrician will make sure that these lights are on and off at specific times to help eliminate this problem.

Holiday season maintenance

Normally holiday season is extremely busy. Because you have office parties, children’s concerts, shopping and family gatherings to attend. When lights go off it because an unplanned ruffle in your home decor, you can contact your holiday design team to fix it. A professional electrician will make sure that the holiday lights stay ideal throughout the season and take care of any maintenance tasks that arise along the way.

Spare time

Any process that entails installing holiday light is a daunting process that often leads to frustration. Because you can end up spending your extra time because appropriate lighting means you should not have any bulbs that do not work. Under normal circumstances, most people would like to spend some of their time outside before temperatures begin to fall. The installation of Halloween lighting may cut into that time, just like Christmas lighting cut into gift shopping. Hiring an Electrician to do this kind of jobs enables you to have that time back again.

Deal with any potential problem

Besides the issue of safety, there might exist other circumstances where issues may pass unnoticed by the homeowner. These issues are always clearly visible to the eye of a well-trained electrician. Such issues include plugs that show a lot of wear, also the amount of wattage that is necessary for a specific task to be performed efficiently. An electrician will ensure that everything is in place ready to operate.

Something to do this Holiday Season! See the King Tut Exhibit at the California Science Center! Don't miss your final chance to see King Tut's treasures before they leave the U.S.! Extended to January 13th, 2019!

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Media Preview on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Casey Rodgers/AP Images for IMG)

Looking for something fun and educational to do this upcoming holiday break? How about seeing the King Tut Exhibit before it leaves the California Science Center?

My son and I checked it out a while ago and found it so interesting!

KING TUT: Treasure of the Golden Pharaoh, an extraordinary and exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb is something you should see! The whole family will enjoy this exhibit!

The exhibition’s curated collection represents the largest assembly of artifacts and gold from Tutankhamun’s tomb ever on public display outside of Egypt, which has historically been limited to approximately 50 items. On display are many items the Boy King himself used in life and in death.

Get tickets here! 

Beginning December 26 and continuing through January 13, the last ticket time will be 5:00 PM and the exhibition will close 90 minutes after the last ticket time. All other Science Center exhibits will close at 5:00 PM. On New Year’s Eve, the last ticket time will be 3:30 PM and the exhibition will close at 5:00 PM The Science Center is closed on New Year’s Day.

Self Disclosure: I received a Media comped visit to facilitate this post. The image was provided. See photo credit above. 

Don’t miss the L.A. Zoo Lights at the L.A. Zoo!

Don’t miss this fun time at the Los Angeles Zoo! This is when the Zoo transforms into a holiday wonderland with a disco ball forest, whimsical 3-D animations, a glowing “Northern Lights” featuring animal constellations that come to life, and so much more. For the first time ever, the L.A. Zoo Lights experience will include picturesque Elephant Circle, which will be transformed into a kaleidoscopic savanna where glowing, large-scale animals roam. Its popular Twinkle Tunnel will double in size and feature cascading swirls of light and a spectacular finale. Other favorites like the dynamic holiday tree at the entrance, the animated elephant herd, and the dramatic water show are all reimagined, with stunning new visuals and music.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens,
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Credit: The Los Angeles Zoo.

Time to buy Stocking Stuffers!

Looking for some ideas to fill the Christmas Stockings?

Here are a few of my favorites!

The Slug is 30g of pure peanut butter, double squished to smooth, lightly salted and squashed into a foil tube. Aka a shot of the world’s finest peanut butter

Founded in 2007 by Pic Picot, New Zealand-based Pic’s Peanut Butter is New Zealand’s #1 selling peanut butter and sold in 13 countries around the world.   Pic’s is made from the finest quality Hi-Oleic peanuts from Australia that are fresh roasted and lovingly squashed in Nelson.  Pic’s then quick seals its peanut butter to preserve freshness and flavour.  Pic’s is all-natural, is gluten and sugar free and has no additives – simply peanuts and a trace of Kiwi salt, the unsalted version containing 100% peanuts.  Pic’s Peanut Butter is NON GMO Verified .  Four varieties are offered –  Original (Crunchy), Original (Crunchy, no salt), Smooth and Smooth (no salt) along with Pic’s Peanut Butter Slugs available individually and in a pack of 20.  Suggested retail is $7.99-$8.99 (380g, 13.4 oz. jar).  A 1Kg, 35.27 oz. sized jar is also available in Original Crunchy at a recommended retail of $19.99.  Pic’s Peanut Butter Slug retail is $.89-$.99 for individual packs.  For more information on Pic’s Peanut Butter visithttp://picspeanutbutter.com/

Find out more at: https://www.picspeanutbutter.com/us/pics-peanut-butter-products/peanut-butter-slugs 

https://www.amazon.com/Pics-Peanut-Butter-Dispenser-1-1oz/dp/B07D9VF7ZK

 

Love this next one! It goes well with Peanut Butter too!

CRAFTED BY NATURE – Three Peaks™ home is the volcanic central plateau of New Zealand’s North Island. Careful harvesting preserves the natural properties, health benefits & superb Manuka honey flavor.

CERTIFIED 100% PURE & AUTHENTIC – Sourced, and packaged in New Zealand, this ultra-premium Manuka honey is independently certified by stringent NZ UMF Honey Association purity & quality standards ensuring the authenticity of our New Zealand Manuka honey.

ULTRA-PREMIUM – Three Peaks™ Manuka honey is the finest quality Manuka honey from New Zealand. Smooth, creamy & delicious, this Manuka honey has rich flavor. Enjoy daily by the spoonful or combine with your favorite food or drink.

NATURAL REMEDY AND SUPER FOOD – Customers use Manuka honey to support respiratory & digestive health, relieve coughs & sore throats, accelerate healing, and promote wellbeing

www.threepeaksnz.com

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 Have kids who love to swim? This would be a useful gift idea!

Swim Season Gear to Protect Athletes’ Ears!

While most solutions for swimmer’s ear include ear drops containing alcohol to disinfect the ear, leading to in-ear dryness and concern for continual use, many parents are wishing for the day an all-natural, affordable and easy-to-use product will become available. Well, look no further than … ClearEars (from Cirrus Healthcare, the makers of EarPlanes):

How They Work (and Why You Need Them):

  • ClearEars are a water-removing earplug device
  • The revolutionary, patent-pending product is a soft comfortable earplug containing FDA-approved polymer which draws water from the ears
  • Works quickly in 5-10 minutes – perfect for a fussy child suffering from swimmer’s ear this summer season
  • Alcohol free, dries and relieves the ears
  • More convenient than ear drops providing on the spot, all natural relief

Find them here!

These next ones are sure to be a hit with the younger kids! 

Hoyle Kids Games have some really cool card games for kids ages 4-6 years old! Moms and Dads will love them too! They are more than just fun! All of Hoyle’s card games are designed to be both fun and educational. Each game teaches a different set of practical skills such as addition and subtraction, sequence building and numeral identification, while promoting emotional intelligence, self-awareness and empathy.

One of my favorites is Monkey May I? This one is great for learning social skills and kids will also have fun!

Find them all here! 

Hang the Stockings with Goliath! 

Here are some more games for kids that are sure to be a hit! I

 

Charades for Kids is designed for kids of all ages to play and enjoy. Each of the 150 charade clue cards includes a word and a picture so even the youngest of children can play. This classic game is a family favorite sure to bring smiles to everyone around the fireplace this holiday season. For 3 or more players, ages 4 and up.

Color Smash is the fun, fast card game of color coordination and fast reflexes. Color Smash includes 113 colorful slap cards, each one featuring a different color and word combo. Family members take turns laying out their slap cards, until there is a splat with the correct color word on it then SLAP! Be the first player to collect the most cards to win. For 2 or more players, ages 6 and up.

Check out the new generation of tops with i-Top! Using smart technology, these high-tech top keeps track of the number of spins, while LEDs light up the display. Unlock hidden features to show special animations or challenge your friend to a high score. Check out your local Target for exclusive i-Toppackaging ideally sized for stockings! For ages 7 and up.

By the way, they’re looking for the ultimate i-Top Master! Go to iTopChallenge.com and answer the challenge by submitting your high-score and tracking how the competition is doing around the US and Canada. The challenge ends in June with the highest score winning a free trip to a theme park.

About Pressman

Since 1922, Pressman has been entertaining families for generations – from making Chinese Checkers into a craze that swept the nation in the 1920s to creating timeless classics such as Rummikub®, Tri-Ominos®, and Mastermind®.

Pressman’s iconic red boxes have introduced millions of Americans to the joys of Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Cribbage, Bingo, Dominoes, Mancala, and a host of other classic games. Pressman has helped youth discover the world around them with its classic toddler toys, such as Let’s Go Fishin’, Mr. Bucket, and Lucky Ducks. In addition, Pressman has been a leader in creating licensed games and puzzles based on the Diary of the Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, Wheel of Fortune, and more.

Pressman has promoted global learning with its STEM and educational products that encourage critical thinking, sequencing, problem-solving, and other fundamental skills. For more information, please visit www.pressmantoy.com.

About Goliath
Goliath® is one of the few remaining family-owned global toy and game companies. Goliath is an international manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of products. Examples include Wahu®, Rocket Fishing Rod®, Rummikub®, Rubik’s Cube®, Tri-Ominos®, Wordsearch, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo, Gooey Looey, and Catch the Fox.

The company has continued to see substantial growth with the acquisitions of Pressman Toy® and JAX® in the US, Crown & Andrews® and Britz ‘n Pieces/Wahu in Australia, Modelco® in France, and Elephanta® in New Zealand. Goliath is a market leader in TV-promoted games and is active in many other toy categories, such as puzzles, arts & crafts, outdoor, activity, and novelties. Goliath products now sell in more than 75 countries worldwide and the company has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. For more information, please visit www.goliathgames.com.

The next one is a new Favorite of mine! It isn’t quite a cookie but it’s between a Cookie and a Scone! 

These are created by Chef Jack Witherspoon!

A young man that has fought 3 rounds of leukemia since a toddler. Now 18, and cancer free for 7 years, Jack has inspired so many over the years with his determination to not let the cancer get him down and his zest for cooking saved his life.  
Jack has a new line of baked goods called SKONIES – a cross between a cookie and scone. Over the years, Jack has been featured on Jay Leno, Rachael Ray, Food Network (several times) and also several other national shows. Part of the sales of the SKONIES will go to the Jack Witherspoon endowment – to help research for leukemia. These little SKONIES are so delicious and surely make a great hostess gift, stocking stuffer and perfect for any holiday gathering. 
SKONIES FACTS:
1. SKONIES are baked goods that are a cross between a cookie and scone.
2. They come in two flavors: Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Sugar
3. They come in 4 pack,  8 pack & 12 pack- orders only online (5 cookies to a bag)
4.  Price points $15, $28, $39
5. Made in small batches, with all real pure ingredients and have a shelf life of 3 months
6. They are NOT gluten-free or organic
7. They are shipped nationally
8. Part of the sales go to Jack Witherspoon endowment
My favorite is actually the Vanilla Bean! 
Check out  SKONIES for yourself at  https://chefjackskitchen.com/

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above items. No other compensation was received. Images were also provided.