Archives for the month of: November, 2014

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Whether you celebrate at home with friends or far away visiting family, whether your menu includes turkey or is a vegan feast, we wish our Gotta Love it readers the happiest of Thanksgiving holidays. May it prove to be the start of a warm and wonderful holiday season!

Thanksgiving – Gotta Love It!

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Whether your holiday gift recipient is a grandmother, a busy working dad or a teenage college student, popcorn makes a welcome surprise that puts a smile on everybody’s face.

KingofPop.com offers a swell Holiday Gourmet Popcorn Sampler featuring nine different flavors for those with a sweet tooth, including Dark Chocolate Orange (our favorite), Cinnamon Bun, Holiday Anise Cookie, Strawberry Cheesecake and White Chocolate Peppermint (http://www.kingofpop.com/Holiday-Popcorn-Sampler.asp). Every bite is a nice combination of sweet and savoury! We like to refer to this special assortment of nine holiday flavors as Nutcracker Sweet! Check out their website to see other sampler options, including a Critic’s Choice Popcorn Sampler and a Chocolate Popcorn Sampler for the chocoholic on your gift list.

KingofPop.com Holiday Gourmet Popcorn Sampler – Gotta Love It!

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Washington State growers call the Ambrosia variety of apples “The irresistible apple” with very good reason. This succulent, juicy, honey-sweet fruit is simply heavenly to eat out of hand or to add to your favorite recipe.

One of Washington State’s largest apple growers, Columbia Marketing International (www.cmiapples.com) exclusively grows and distributes Ambrosia apples, a crisp, firm fruit that looks beautiful in buffet or basket presentations, and tastes divine. This apple is perfect to use in salads and sliced fruit presentations because it is very slow to oxidize, so the slices won’t turn brown. Each apple (www.ambrosiapple.com) makes the perfect 100 calorie snack and is also an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin C to help stave off those pesky winter colds. If you love your apples crisp, juicy, naturally sweet and crunchy, you will love Ambroia Apples from Washington State. Look for them in your local supermarket produce section between now and March.

Ambrosia Apples – Gotta Love It!

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Baby, it’s cold outside. The last thing you want to have to do when using your smartphone screen is to remove your gloves! Ouch!

Luckily, you no longer have to, not if you are wearing the cool Touch Gloves offered from RadioShack (http://www.radioshack.com/radioshack-women%27s-touch-gloves—medium%2Flarge-%28black%29/6801801.html#q=touch+glove&suggest=1&start=4). They are made from a conductive yarn that gently massages your hands and keeps them warm, yet still allows you to use your fingertips on any touch-sensitive computer screen. They’re available in black, gray or red, and come in sizes small, medium, large and X-large. And priced under $10 a pair, they make the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your holiday gift list.

RadioShack Touch Gloves – Gotta Love It!

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There are plenty of good reasons to switch from paper and plastic coffee cups to JOCO Cups (www.jococups.com), but the best reason is that your beverage will simply taste better!

JOCO glass reusable coffee cups, decorate with a thermal sleeve in a variety of eye-popping colors, can be enjoyed again and again and are such a fashionable way to sip your morning latte, coffee or capuccino! And the glass rim that touches your lip is silky smooth, with the detachable lid able to keep your brew at just the right temperature when you’re on the road. We’re certain that Santa would want his cookies and hot milk served in a JOCO cup this Christmas Eve — they make great stocking stuffers for everyone on your gift list, available in 8 oz, 12 oz. or 16 oz. sizes.

JOCO, the glass reusable coffee cup – Gotta Love It!

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If you’ve ever struggled to get comfortable in your plane or train seat, attempting to take a cat nap, you will love the Evolution Pillow (www.Cabeau.com), designed to provide excellent head and neck support as you drift off into dreamland.

It’s soft velour cover is kind to your skin, the memory foam retains its shape, and there are raised side supports to prevent your head from falling over. There is even a media pouch for convenient storing your phone or Mp3 player and sliding toggles to comfortably hold the pillow in place while you nap. It comes with earplugs and its own carry sack for convenient carrying. In addition to a choice of 8 colors, the versatile Evolution Pillow comes in camoflage pattern, making it a great Christmas stocking stuffer for the military member of the family on your gift list. The Evolution Pillow is the go-to pillow you can carry with you anywhere for guaranteed support to make napping on the road more pleasureable.

The Evolution Pillow from Cabeau – Gotta Love It!

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With the annual Big T-Day slightly more than a week away, did you know you could share a turkey feast with dear ones would just might not be near ones for this holiday season? GourmetGiftBaskets.com makes it possible with their extremely clever Thanksgiving Popcorn Feast (http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com/Thanksgiving-Popcorn-Feast.asp), easy to send by mail order with just a click of your computer mouse.

You can send a box stuffed with nine different bags of gourmet popcorn, each with an authentic turkey feast flavor: turkey, stuffing, gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, herb-roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, apple pie, pumpkin pie and strawberry cheesecake. These are soft, delicious fully popped kernals nicely seasoned that seem to melt in your mouth. Savor them one flavor at a time, or mix them up in your serving dish to get the full Turkey Feast experience. And when you visit the website, take advantage of their 10% savings offer as a new customer, or use promo code RMDUE4KHN4E for a 20% discount!. Or call them directly at 603-606-5269.

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The Thanksgiving Popcorn Feast from GourmetGiftBaskets.com – Gotta Love It!

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As we enter in the snow stormy period of the year, it’s great to be prepared for any power outages by treating yourself to the Just In 3-Port Auto Power Strip from Innovative Technology (www.ithomeproducts.com).

Keep this handy little charger in your glove compartment to plug into your auto’s 12V socket and be able to charge not only one but three devices simultaneously. Few situations feel as frustrating as losing electrical power during a winter storm, but this convenient little power strip turns any 12V vehicle outlet into  a charging hub featuring one 12V and 2USB ports. Makes a great stocking stuffer that won’t bust your budget! Find it at bonton.com, Belk, Tractor Supply and ShopKo for under $10!

The Just In 3-Port Auto Power Strip from Innovative Technology – Gotta Love It!

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Innovative Technology (www.ithomeproducts.com) offers a variety of great techno-stocking stuffers  for those who love their smartphones and other electronic gadgets.

We recently fell in love with their Just In 2,000 mAh Power Bank Ultra Slim Power Bank. There’s no better way to enjoy the convenience of recharging your phone or orther devices while on the road or anywhere else there’s no traditional power connection. This unit is as slim and unassuming as a credit card, very simple to use, and comes  with its own smart simulated leather carry case that makes it easy to fit into pocket or purse. Good boys and girls deserve to find this IT Slim Power Bank in their Christmas stocking this holiday season to enjoy having a portable energy source available every day in the New Year!

Innovative Technology’s Just In Slim Power Bank – Gotta Love It!

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One of Great Britain’s most popular seafood companies has crossed the pond and its fresh from the sea products are  coming to a Giant supermarket store near you. The Saucy Fish Co. (www.thesaucyfishco.com) offers ready to cook pre-portioned fish entrees that make it more convenient than ever to enjoy one of the healthiest food choices available, rich in omega-3 oils for improved brain health.

Salmon or Tilapia Fillets each come individually packaged with an accompanying sauce, ranging from Sweet Soy and Chili and Mango and Chili dressings to Chili Lime & Ginger dressing or Tomato Chili Chutney. The flavor combinations are fantastic, the fish cooks up sweet, tender and moist, whether baked, sauteed or broiled. Our favorite is the Salmon with Chili Lime & Ginger dressing, good to the last bite when accompanied by a baked potato and steamed asparagus. We had dinner on the table in 20 minutes!  You can have four or more people dining and each person can enjoy a different combination of fish and sauce. Smart cookies will stock their freezer with plenty of these delicious Saucy Fish entrees to have on hand for easy holiday entertaining!

The Saucy Fish Co. – Gotta Love It!