Donate To Your Local Foodbank
There’s no greater gift than giving back. Every day, 1.4 million New Yorkers, including 1 in 5 children, struggle with hunger. Find a food bank near you by going to MatchTheMeals.orgor FeedingAmerica.org.
This is great for kids who don’t love to take a bath. The soap pocket turns the Soapsox into a washcloth. There are tons of cute designs to choose from — from animals to Disney characters. $12.99 at soapsoxkids.com.
This was created by a dad who wanted his kids to know the songs we all grew up with. The songs can tell a story children can understand, including ‘What a Wonderful World,’ ‘Lullaby’ and more. $19.99 at kidiokemedia.com.
Two Gypsea Souls
This rock ‘n roll clothing line has one-of-a-kind pieces including super soft flannels. You can even custom order with your favorite band or artist. $120-$160 at twogypseasouls.net.
Q Squared NYC
This melamine tableware looks like fine porcelain and ceramic and each piece is hand drawn. $6+ at qsquarednyc.com.
Mark Roberts Christmas Santas & Elves
These collectible fairies, Santas, elves and witches are limited edition. They’ve got home décor for all seasons. $40+ at christmas-magic.com.
Patience Brewster Collection
Patience has created unique three-dimensional ornaments and gifts, and lots of beautiful tabletop items. She also carries tea towels and pillows. $6+ at patiencebrewster.com.
This hands-free, voice-controlled device uses “Alexa” to play music, control smart home devices, read the news, set alarms and more. It can also control lights, fans, thermostats, garage doors and sprinklers. $49.99 at Amazon.com.
(photo credits from ABC The View)