Gift Guide Giveaways and Reviews

Win a Light & Motion Holiday Plush!

I love visiting the Hallmark store during the holiday season – actually during any holiday season but particularly Christmas – because they have so many beautiful decor and gifting items. It makes it hard to pick a favourite, but every year without a doubt the one item our family adds to our collection is a singing, dancing, light and motion plush from Hallmark. The best part is that many of them now have the year on them too so it’s fun to look back at the year we got each one. My kids love having them sing carols and dance, my dog not so much (they make her crazy which adds to the fun and chaos when they’re all singing and dancing!) from Tenille Lafontaine on Vimeo.


The kids will find this Stockings Hung With Care Snowman on the shelf today when they get home from school! He’ll be added to our collection, currently housed under the tree until gifts are wrapped, then they’re displayed on various shelves throughout the house.

For gift-giving, Hallmark is always a go-to spot. Here are some awesome host or hostess gifts available in stores right now! Take a peek at these ideas:

Snowman Tea Towel With Dish (MSRP $24.95) This ceramic appetizer plate and woven tea towel with crochet detail makes a lovely hostess gift this season!

Mover & Shaker Martini Glass (MSRP $19.95) Blown glass that holds 10oz and comes in a gift-box for easy gift giving.

Bottle Tags (MSRP $4.95 each) Attach to bottles of wine or liquor as a festive addition to your gift. Made of faux-leather and wood.

Winter Cocktails Book (MSRP $19.95) Pair the glass above with this book for a perfectly themed gift. The book includes recipes for Hot Toddies, Punches, Mulled Ciders and more.

Wine Charms (MSRP $14.95) Set of 6 handmade blown glass charms and glass beads on wire rings with closure. Perfect for ensuring no one loses their glass and always stays festive through the party.

Pointsettia Tea Lights (MSRP $14.95) Adorable tea lights for festive decorating, adds a little punch of red and holiday fun!

Of course Hallmark is known for their cards and gift bags and wrap. The bag in the photo above is available for $3.95 and if you’re like me, you collect them and reuse year after year too!

These items also make great gift ideas for teachers, babysitters, best friends and more. Take a look at Hallmark the next time you pass by their store, and happy holiday shopping to you!

We’ve got the Stockings Hung With Care Snowman (MSRP $17.95 w/ purchase of 3 cards) set aside for one of our readers! To enter, just fill in your name and email address in the form below and click BEGIN! Then leave a comment below sharing which of the hostess gifts above you’d love to give or receive this Christmas season.


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