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Holiday Ideas for Happy Gifting

Holiday Ideas for Happy Gifting

The year has gone by quickly and it is hard to believe the holidays are around the corner. It’s never too early to start shopping and tabbing weblinks for ideas.

Here are some of our favorite things:

God’s Love We Deliver organization has some great gifts that give back. They have a great cookbook for purchase. We all love food, but what we rarely talk about is how food connects us to each other. Food – preparing it, discussing it, serving it – evokes memories. Sharing a meal nourishes us and brings us closer together. 100% of the books proceeds go to support our urgent mission. Best part is, it is only $50 and can be bought here.

About God’s Love We Deliver: God’s Love is the New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutritional counseling for people living with severe illness. Begun more than three decades ago as an HIV/AIDS service organization, today God’s Love provides for people living with more than 200 individual diagnoses. God’s Love cooks and home-delivers their specific, nutritious meals free of cost and have never had a waiting list. This year, the organization will deliver its 20 millionth meal and serve over 7,000 individuals.

To bring along to your holiday party is an excellent Mionetto Luxury Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG . The aroma is sweet, but certainly not overwhelming in structure. There is delight in first sip to the end of the bottle. Guests will be thrilled with this chilled Italian selection. What makes the bottle special is a well-bodied grape selected from the finest area of Valdobbiadene. The undertones of apple, white pear and other exotic fruits bring out lovely notes perfect for the party.

Founded in 1887 by Francesco Mionetto in the small village of Valdobbiadene, Mionetto has an established reputation for quality, tradition and innovation. In the heart of the Prosecco region, Mionetto produces exceptional wines with consistent national and international acclaim.

Neuhaus Chocolates is always a delight. They are now featuring their new Noble Nuts Collection. The line is presented in a beautiful shipment that is appropriate for all celebrations. Inside is a simply stunning treat that will blow away the chocolate lover in your life.


The four refined pralines are each filled with a wonderful, smooth mix of nuts covered with a thin layer of chocolate. The set comes in 24 assorted flavors including praline with California almonds, a sweet pecan nuts from Texas, a hearty walnuts from Perigord, and a splendid hazelnut from the Black Sea region. Each nut sourced with careful selection from around the globe. The flavors are truly standouts and make a perfect, refined gift.

And, for another sophisticated selection look no further than a very special vintage from Perrier-Jouet. The 2011 Belle Epoque Brut. The Champagne, which highlights a gorgeous bottle set in the immortal paintings of Guy Buffet, is known around the world as an ideal gift for all occasions. We especially love the idea of a gift for the holidays that is classic and timeless. On the nose pops essence of cherry flesh and plum. The palate is full-bodied, but finishes with a subtle note. It is sweet, but tantalizing in a simplistic way as to not take away from the vibrant satin like finish. It is smooth and a treat for someone special on your list.

For those looking for a completely different gifting idea, this holiday season is the Boozy Bangle is a new twist on things.  This unique gift retails for $38 dollars and is a fun, updated female version of the traditional flask.

Holiday is the time to indulge and what could be better than getting a bite of whiskey and bacon all in one. This season, the coolest name in ice-cream OddFellows Ice Cream Company has collaborated with the hottest whiskey in Country Music, Florida Georgia Line‘s Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, on the limited edition Old Camp Peach Pecan Bacon ice cream. The flavor encapsulates the southern peach-pecan notes of the whiskey with an unexpected crispy bacon crunch. Add a scoop of Old Camp Peach Pecan Bacon ice-cream to your peach cobbler or pecan pie this holiday season for the ultimate dessert pairing. The flavor is available while supplies last at both OddFellows’ New York City locations in Brooklyn (175 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn) and the East Village (75 East 4th Street, NYC). The flavor is also available for purchase and local delivery on Postmates and Seamless.

Happy holidays.

Sensible Socialite

ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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