Holidays – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog by Readers.com Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:55:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 //wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 //wp.readers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Rea-newFavicon-2016-Final-32x32.png Holidays – The Fine Print Blog //wp.readers.com/blog 32 32 6 Simple Ways to Help Our Planet //wp.readers.com/blog/6-simple-ways-to-help-our-planet/ //wp.readers.com/blog/6-simple-ways-to-help-our-planet/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:51:22 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14750 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ♻️ We’ve heard this mantra for years, but it’s always a good reminder that recycling is one of the largest and easiest arenas where we can make a conscious effort to do our part. Plastic pollution is a widespread issue that stems from small decisions we make each day. Single-use items like plastic […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ♻️

We’ve heard this mantra for years, but it’s always a good reminder that recycling is one of the largest and easiest arenas where we can make a conscious effort to do our part. Plastic pollution is a widespread issue that stems from small decisions we make each day. Single-use items like plastic bottles, silverware, bags, straws, packaging, and diapers all end up in the same place – one of the 3,091 landfills in the United States.

It’s approximated that off all plastic waste generated between 1950 and 2015, only 12% has been incinerated, 9% has been recycled. Somewhere around 60% of all plastics created are now sitting in landfills. And when one million plastic bottles are purchased by Americans every minute but only 23% of them are recycled, it’s easy to see how the problem can quickly compound unless we make an effort to reduce our single-use plastic consumption.

The easiest way to recycle is with weekly residential recycling pickup. However, some more remote areas may not offer these types of curbside services, and it may require you to visit a recycling center. You can quickly find the closest recycling center that will accept the items you’re looking to recycle.

Questions on how to recycle certain items? Check out these guidelines on common household items.

E-Receipts  

If you have the option of receiving your receipt via email, commonly called a digital or e-receipt, do it! By having your receipt emailed to you instead of printing it, you’re helping to reduce the waste associated with creating the receipt (trees, oil, and water) and also reduces the amount of paper that ends up in landfills or on the side of the road. And it will help keep your purse or office stack of receipts to a minimum, which is an added bonus!

Plastic, Paper, or Reusable Bags?  

Plastic

While high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic bags commonly used at retail stores are the most inexpensive option to create, it depends on what you do with it when you get home that matters the most. Reusing plastic bags does help reduce the carbon footprint, but at a minimal level. Throwing it away after first use is the same as repurposing the bag a second time. How? While many have started reusing plastic bags as lunch sacks, small trash can liners, or a bag for disposing of animal waste, these plastic bags still end up in the same place at the end of the day – the landfill.

Since many recycling services don’t accept plastic bags, it’s harder to recycle plastic bags than the other bagging options. The good news? Many large retailers have started collecting used plastic bags in the store, and you can easily find the closest recycling center to you.

Paper

Paper bags are harder to obtain at a grocery store, and often times you have to ask for paper instead of plastic. Because paper bags cost more to create relative to plastic bags, they have to be reused at least four times to offset their impact to the environment as compared to plastic bags, according to a study conducted by the UK Environment Agency. Paper bags have many uses and can easily be recycled or composted, but we have to keep in mind the process of making the paper bags and the tree farming involved.

Reusable

The last five years have seen an increase in stores offering reusable shopping bags as a “green” alternative to plastic bags. Overall, these bags are made of materials that are more expensive to manufacture than paper or plastic. The same UK Environment Agency study found that in order to make the reusable bag a truly environmentally friendly option, polypropylene plastic totes would require 26 uses and cotton tote bags would require 327 uses. While many have a collection of tote bags to use at the grocery store or elsewhere, how many times do we forget these bags in the car or at home? And what are the chances that your bag will last for 327 uses?

While we can’t tell you what the best option is for you – we want to provide you with some basic information to help you make an informed decision.

Use LED Light Bulbs 💡

Light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs have become a popular energy-efficient alternative to traditional light bulbs for several reasons.

These LED bulbs use 85% less electricity than incandescent bulbs, which helps to keep your electricity bill down and more money in your pocket. The lifespan of LED bulbs is much longer, meaning you don’t have to keep replacing bulbs after 1,000 hours of use, which is the average burn time for traditional bulbs. Because LED bulbs light in a specific direction the light doesn’t have to be reflected or diffused inside the bulb as it does with incandescent bulbs, these bulbs have a brighter output to light the room. LED lights are also significantly cooler while in use than the traditional bulbs that release about 90% of their energy as heat.

If you’re not convinced yet, this list of things you didn’t know about LED should help.

Ditch the Paper Towels

One simple way to set your kitchen on the path to sustainability (or at least make a small step towards it) is to replace your paper towels with reusable cloth ones. If you’re anything like us, we use both paper towels and paper napkins at home, doubling the impact to the environment and the amount of money spent each trip to the store. In order to save some money and help our planet, we suggest swapping out your paper products for reusable ones.

The most popular alternatives to paper towels and napkins include microfiber, cotton, beeswax, linen — and this collection of fun and functional options should get you started.

Cleaning with a rag just somehow gets the job done better than with a paper towel. When the paper towel crumbles into little bits or rips off on a sharp edge, we toss them to the side and get a new one. But a good cleaning rag can last you years! Newspaper is also a great cleaning material for windows or absorbing smaller spills.

Some of you may be thinking that by using reusable napkins and towels will lead to more laundry and energy usage. But the truth is that if you run a full load of napkins, rags, and towels together, it’s not creating that much more laundry. Especially if you throw them in with bathroom towels that you are already washing. And here’s our shameless plug to help out Mother Earth by using natural cleaning products and laundry detergent.

Plant a Tree on Earth Day, Arbor Day, or Any Day! 🌳

While trees aren’t something that most of us immediately think of when we think of helping to make our world a better place to live, the following facts about trees might change your mind!

  • Did you know that in Chicago alone, trees remove more than 18,000 tons of air pollution each year?
  • A single tree can provide 24 hours worth of oxygen for up to four people.
  • Trees help reduce surface temperatures, which benefit plants, animals, and humans.
  • Trees increase property values. The value of having trees along the street is the same as adding 129 square feet of space to a home.

At Readers.com, we celebrate Earth by serving as a free sapling distribution point for our community on Arbor Day. All saplings are native to our home state of Indiana, and anyone can stop by pick the tree of their choice. We encourage you to do the same this spring and add a new tree to our planet!  

Tip: Be sure you plant the best kind of tree in the right place in your yard by following these simple steps.

 

At Readers.com, we applaud those of you who have taken steps, no matter how small, to help our planet. Whether you’re actively recycling, using environmentally-friendly cleaners, reusing plastic bags, composting, or taking more drastic steps, every conscious decision is important. One of our collections of reading glasses, The Environmentalist, houses three styles of reading glasses that feature recycled wood or bamboo temples. So if you’re interested in readers that leave less of a footprint, check them out.

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5 Stress Free Recipes For This Holiday Season //wp.readers.com/blog/5-stress-free-recipes-for-this-holiday-season/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-stress-free-recipes-for-this-holiday-season/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:21:39 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14526 Tis the season for holiday dinner parties. This time of year our calendars begin to fill up with holiday festivities, and while we love reconnecting with friends and family who we may not have seen in a while, the multitude of events and errands that come with the holidays can certainly add an element of […]

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Tis the season for holiday dinner parties. This time of year our calendars begin to fill up with holiday festivities, and while we love reconnecting with friends and family who we may not have seen in a while, the multitude of events and errands that come with the holidays can certainly add an element of stress. This holiday season we want you to be able to deck the halls with jolly and not stress about what you are going to bring to your sister’s white elephant gift exchange.

 

To help you start planning those festive dishes, here are five simple recipes that will dazzle dinner guests while saving you precious time.

 

Gingerbread Brownie Cutouts

These gingerbread brownie cutouts will become your go-to party dessert. Everyone loves brownies, and when they are in the form of a cute gingerbread man, no one will be able to resist. Simply make your favorite brownie box mix and use a gingerbread cutout to get the gingerbread shape, and finish by using icing and m&m’s for garnish.

 

If you find yourself as the host of the Christmas party, save yourself the time of decorating and plan for everyone to decorate their own gingerbread man. This can be a fun decorating competition or simply an easy way to keep the kiddos entertained.

Grinch Santas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How cute are these grinch Santa snacks? All you need for these festive treats are green grapes, bananas, strawberries, mini marshmallows, and a toothpick to place your ingredients on. These snacks will not only be a crowd pleaser, but will take you no time at all to whip up.

 

Pigs In A Blanket Wreath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heading to an ugly Christmas sweater party? Add to the fun with this pigs in a blanket wreath. All you need to do is wrap a small smoked sausage link or hot dog in a crescent roll and bake it in the oven. Then place the pigs in a blanket in a circle on a tray and garnish with a ribbon to give it the festive feel you’re looking for.

 

Charcuterie Christmas Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepare the perfect Christmas appetizer by arranging your meat, veggies, crackers, and cheese in the form of a Christmas tree. Charcuterie is always a guest favorite and guests will love seeing the unique arrangement.

 

White Chocolate Reindeer Popcorn

This white chocolate reindeer popcorn is super quick to whip up and will be a tasty treat to munch on throughout your party. All you need is one bag of white popcorn, red and green m&m’s, pretzels, and Christmas sprinkles.

 

Now that you have your Christmas party dishes planned, you can focus on finding the perfect Christmas gifts. We might be biased, but we think eyewear makes for a pretty great gift.

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5 Thoughtful Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day //wp.readers.com/blog/5-thoughtful-ways-to-celebrate-mothers-day/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-thoughtful-ways-to-celebrate-mothers-day/#respond Wed, 03 May 2017 17:01:10 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14294   As Mother’s Day approaches, many are filled with nostalgia as they reflect on how they celebrated the holiday with their own mother during their childhood. When we are children Mother’s Day is often celebrated with handmade crafts, special meals, or flowers. However, as we get older the holiday becomes less about commercialism and more […]

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As Mother’s Day approaches, many are filled with nostalgia as they reflect on how they celebrated the holiday with their own mother during their childhood. When we are children Mother’s Day is often celebrated with handmade crafts, special meals, or flowers. However, as we get older the holiday becomes less about commercialism and more about time spent with loved ones and honoring the role your own mother played in your life.

This Mother’s Day keep in mind that this holiday isn’t just about people who are mothers, but it is about everyone who has a mother. This simple shift in mindset broadens our perspective on ways we can celebrate this day. Whether you are spending time with your own mother, or gathering with others to reflect and celebrate motherhood, here are 5 thoughtful ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day:

 

A get together of the generations

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than spending time with the younger and older generations within your family? This is a great opportunity to share stories about your own mothers, and experiences with motherhood. Gathering with the women in your family is a great visual of the impact mothers have had on your family and the generations to come–a great memory that will last a lifetime!


Help other mothers in need

One of the best ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day is to help other mothers in need. Mother Teresa once said, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Dedicating your time on Mother’s Day to assist a mother who could use your help is a powerful and thoughtful way to honor motherhood, even if it is as simple as taking one mother to lunch.

 

Have tea with senior women in your community

As we age we realize the value of time. A great way you can make someone’s Mother’s Day extra special is to give a community member your time. Having tea or coffee with an elder woman in your community is a great way to not only brighten someone else’s day, but also enlighten your day as well.

 

Make a one of a kind booklet for your mom

Present your mother with a booklet filled with childhood pictures and handwritten notes. This booklet will have your mother feeling special and she’ll love looking back on how her family has grown over the years.


Plant flowers together

Planting your favorite flowers side by side is a great way to enjoy the day and create memories. As you tend to your flowers you will be able to reflect on the time you spent together and celebrate your mother all over again.

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5 Simple Ways To Spruce Up Your Easter Get Together //wp.readers.com/blog/5-simple-ways-to-spruce-up-your-easter-get-together/ //wp.readers.com/blog/5-simple-ways-to-spruce-up-your-easter-get-together/#respond Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:22:25 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14265 With the arrival of April, many of us are beginning to plan our Easter meals and get togethers. As we begin to plan our menus and decor, it is tempting to turn to our tried and true recipes and decorations. However, this Easter switch things up at your table with one of these simple recipes […]

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With the arrival of April, many of us are beginning to plan our Easter meals and get togethers. As we begin to plan our menus and decor, it is tempting to turn to our tried and true recipes and decorations. However, this Easter switch things up at your table with one of these simple recipes or festive DIY decorations. Your guests are sure to be impressed and, who knows, you might just end up having a new staple decoration or recipe!

1. An eye catching place setting

Supplies: Colored napkin, coordinating ribbon, tulip

Directions: To create this warm and welcoming place setting, simply fold the napkin and place the tulip or decoration in the center. Finish by loosely tying the ribbon around the tulip and napkin. Not only will guests love being greeted by this piece, but they will also enjoy having a sweet flower to take home.

 

2. Easter bunny dessert platter


3. Festive centerpiece

4. Strawberry cream mimosa

 

5. Slow cooker pineapple glazed carrots

For the perfect Easter side dish that adds a punch of flavor, try pineapple glazed carrots.  

Ingredients: 2 lbs carrots peeled and sliced, 1 (540ml) can pineapple tidbits with juice (or about 2 cups), ½ cups brown sugar, 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, ¾ tsp. salt, 2 tbsp. cornstarch

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, combine pineapple with juice, sugar, vinegar, salt, and cornstarch until combined.
  • Add carrots to slow cooker. Pour pineapple over top and stir well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours until tender. Serve.

 

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The Best Stocking Stuffers For Every Member in Your Family //wp.readers.com/blog/stocking-stuffer-ideas/ //wp.readers.com/blog/stocking-stuffer-ideas/#respond Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:15:31 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=14014 If you’re anything like us, stockings are the last gift you’re bound to think about. Not to fear! This year we’ve compiled a list of the best stocking stuffers for every member of your family. Whether you need ideas for your grandchildren or pets, read on to discover some of our top picks this holiday […]

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If you’re anything like us, stockings are the last gift you’re bound to think about. Not to fear! This year we’ve compiled a list of the best stocking stuffers for every member of your family. Whether you need ideas for your grandchildren or pets, read on to discover some of our top picks this holiday season.

Stocking Stuffers for Your Wife

Keychains

A stylish keychain is an easy way to add a personal touch to something boring, such as car keys (and the morning commute). Even though a keychain might not seem like the most exciting gift at first, keychains are great because your wife will see it every day. Finding a unique keychain that holds personal value is key. Try her favorite store, or find beautiful keychains here.

Chocolate

Unless she has a food allergy, you really can’t go wrong with chocolate. Find a few treats at your local chocolate shop and add them to the top of her stocking. If you put them at the bottom, the chocolate could melt when you light the fireplace!

Moisturizing Products

Skin gets dry during the cold winter months. A bottle of luxurious lotion or moisturizer for her face will not only be appreciated, but it will also be used. Find products at a store like Bath and Body Works that offers a wide variety of body lotions. For face product, we suggest doing a little bit more research. See which brand she typically uses, or go to a department store and ask for advice from an expert.

Stocking Stuffers for Your Husband

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Handy Gifts

What do men like more than new tools? New gadgets. Combine the two and you get something along the lines of this.

Wallet or Money Clip

If his wallet has seen better days (and he refuses to get rid of it), consider gifting him an upgrade. Whether he’s sporty or traditional, you can find a lot of good options in diverse styles at Nordstrom.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses make great stocking stuffers for a number of reasons. First, they will almost certainly be used before spring. Even though people don’t always associate sunglasses with the winter, driving with snow on the ground and the sun shining brightly can be annoying, and even slightly dangerous. If he’s always breaking his sunglasses (we’ve all been there), consider a pair of inexpensive shades. And if he wears reading glasses, a pair of reading sunglasses will do the trick.

Fitness Tracker

Whether it be a Fitbit or even an Apple Watch, a fitness tracker really does increase activity (well, at least in menopausal women). Besides health benefits, wristbands like these can also connect to smartphones through Bluetooth and can notify the user when they have a text message or calendar event.

For Your Kids

Tech Accessories

Vibrant phone casesCord tacosCharging docks. With the rising popularity of smartphones and tablets, there have never been more options when it comes to technology accessories. Upgrade your son or daughter’s phone to match his or her personality with a new phone case or technology accessory.

Calendar Planner

If your kids are still in school, consider getting them a trendy planner for the new year. With tons of options on Amazon, you can almost certainly find a calendar that matches their personal style and workload.

Coffee or Tea Gadgets

From coffee grinders to tea steepers, caffeine accessories have never been more abundant. This Christmas, help your college kid stay awake with a few tools for their beverage of choice. Tea lovers will rejoice with tea ware from a trusted store such as Teavanna, while coffee drinkers will be happy with a new french press or some quality coffee.

Fun Socks

Don’t dismiss socks. Although it might seem like the gift you buy when you don’t know what to get someone, there is nothing better than putting on a pair of comfortable socks. Even better if they’re fun. Check out our favorites here.

For Your Grandchildren

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Gummy Bear Light

Your grandkids already love gummy bears. Giving them a gummy bear light just makes sense. You can find fun lights in almost any form, but these adorable bears from UncommonGoods light up when you squeeze them, which makes them our favorite.

Silly Putty

What kind of kid doesn’t love silly putty? You can find this old time favorite from pretty much any toy store, or make it with your grandchildren on Christmas day.

Fake Tattoo Sleeves

Similar to the gifts above, fake tattoo sleeves are sure to please grandchildren because of their goofy nature. Order a 6-pack and watch them run around all day with their new ink. Electric guitar and mohawk not included.

For Your Pets

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Da Bird

Fact: all cats love Da Bird. Incredibly simple in design (it’s just a fishing pole with a feather attached), cats will go crazy over this toy for hours. If your cat is a good hunter, make sure to buy a few feather replacement packs as well!

Treats

Just like humans, pets love treats, too. Don’t forget to stock up on your pet’s favorite snack this holiday season!

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2016 Holiday Gifts for 40-Somethings //wp.readers.com/blog/gift-ideas-for-40-somethings/ //wp.readers.com/blog/gift-ideas-for-40-somethings/#respond Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:46 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?p=8029 To keep you sane this season, we’ve scoured the Internet and polled each age group for the best gifts of the year for every budget.  Shop for: Teens | 20-Somethings | 30-Somethings | 40-Somethings For the 40-somethings on your list, give them items to make their busy lives easier and more comfortable. Check out our favorite gift picks of the season!  Cashmere […]

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To keep you sane this season, we’ve scoured the Internet and polled each age group for the best gifts of the year for every budget. 

Shop for: Teens | 20-Somethings | 30-Somethings | 40-Somethings

For the 40-somethings on your list, give them items to make their busy lives easier and more comfortable. Check out our favorite gift picks of the season! 

best christmas gifts for forty year olds

  1. Cashmere scarf
  2. Burt’s Bees Essentials Kit
  3. Keurig K450 brewing system
  4. Martha Stewart cookbook
  5. Bar cart
  6. Mason jar cookies
  7. Amazon gift card
  8. Kindle Paperwhite
  9. iPhone case
  10. Multi-View Computer Readers Style #65 (or shop a low-cost version here)

Giving glasses as gifts this year? Use our easy guide here or grab a Readers.com gift card, instead. 

 

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2016 Holiday Gifts for Teens //wp.readers.com/blog/gift-ideas-for-teens/ //wp.readers.com/blog/gift-ideas-for-teens/#respond Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:40 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?p=8023 To keep you sane this season, we’ve scoured the Internet and polled each age group for the best gifts of the year for every budget. Shop for: Teens | 20-Somethings | 30-Somethings | 40-Somethings For the teens on your list, give them something that makes them feel cool, fuels their creativity, or humors their love for music. Check out our top […]

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To keep you sane this season, we’ve scoured the Internet and polled each age group for the best gifts of the year for every budget.

Shop for: Teens | 20-Somethings | 30-Somethings | 40-Somethings

For the teens on your list, give them something that makes them feel cool, fuels their creativity, or humors their love for music. Check out our top 10 gift picks for the 2016 holiday season!

christmas gift ideas for teenagers

  1. iPhone case
  2. Spotify subscription
  3. Flannel shirt
  4. Bath & Body Works moisturizer
  5. Birchbox subscription
  6. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera
  7. Plaid infinity scarf
  8. Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot
  9. Beats Solo3 Headphones
  10. Starbucks gift card (send e-gift card or pick up in store)

 

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2016 Holiday Gifts for 20-Somethings //wp.readers.com/blog/gift-ideas-for-20-somethings/ //wp.readers.com/blog/gift-ideas-for-20-somethings/#respond Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:38 +0000 //www.readers.com/blog/?p=8025 To keep you sane this season, we’ve scoured the Internet and polled each age group for the best gifts of the year for every budget.  Shop for: Teens | 20-Somethings | 30-Somethings | 40-Somethings For the 20-somethings on your list, give them nicer items they would love but can’t spend money on while trying to figure out rent and other ins-and-outs […]

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To keep you sane this season, we’ve scoured the Internet and polled each age group for the best gifts of the year for every budget. 

Shop for: Teens | 20-Somethings | 30-Somethings | 40-Somethings

For the 20-somethings on your list, give them nicer items they would love but can’t spend money on while trying to figure out rent and other ins-and-outs of the real world. Check out our favorite gifts of the season!

gift guide for 20 year olds

  1. Duvet cover
  2. Cozy sweater
  3. Bobbi Brown mascara
  4. MVMT watch
  5. Moscow mule mug
  6. Bucket bag
  7. Hybrid bike
  8. Travel mug
  9. Record player
  10. Noise canceling headphones

 

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To keep you sane this season, we’ve scoured the Internet and polled each age group for the best gifts of the year for every budget. 

Shop for: Teens | 20-Somethings | 30-Somethings | 40-Somethings

For the 30-somethings on your list, give them items that make them feel special (and a little luxurious) after working long hours at the office and chasing after little ones. Check out our top 10 picks of the season!

best christmas gifts for 30 year olds

  1. Plaid scarf
  2. Alex and Ani bangle
  3. Avocado saver
  4. North Face jacket
  5. Apple watch
  6. Fur throw blanket
  7. Bath & Body Works candle
  8. West Elm gift card
  9. Leather gloves
  10. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

 

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9 New Recipes Try This Thanksgiving //wp.readers.com/blog/thanksgiving-recipes-appetizers-desserts/ //wp.readers.com/blog/thanksgiving-recipes-appetizers-desserts/#respond Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:28:06 +0000 //wp.readers.com/blog/?p=13890 Whether traditional or not (Chinese food, anyone?), we always look forward to Thanksgiving Day food. While holiday staples like turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie always seem to make the menu, we think it’s time to shake things up a bit. From Thanksgiving appetizers to mouth-watering dessert, here are a few recipes from our favorite food bloggers that […]

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Whether traditional or not (Chinese food, anyone?), we always look forward to Thanksgiving Day food. While holiday staples like turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie always seem to make the menu, we think it’s time to shake things up a bit. From Thanksgiving appetizers to mouth-watering dessert, here are a few recipes from our favorite food bloggers that we think you should try this year.

Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Spicy Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs

So simple, so meaty, so delicious. Spice it up (literally!) with these spicy cranberry barbecue meatballs from Yellow Bliss Road. Don’t judge them until you try them.

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball

Perfect to share with friends or family, bring this easy-to-make bacon jalapeño popper cheeseball from Mel’s Kitchen to Thanksgiving dinner! Paired with a variety of crackers, this rich unexpected cheeseball is sure to be a hit.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Skip the spinach and artichoke dip and replace it with a more seasonal dish. With feta cheese and sweet potato, this hummus from Two Peas and Their Pod is a festive holiday appetizer.

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Featuring ingredients like sweet potato, quinoa, and goat cheese, this hearty salad is healthy and satisfying. You can find the recipe at Spoon Fork Bacon.

Make-Ahead Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

The best part about this recipe is in the name. Because the dough can last up to seven days in the refrigerator, you can prepare these yummy rolls well before your guests arrive. Simply throw these buttermilk rolls in the oven before the feast and you’ll have one less thing to worry about come Thanksgiving Day!

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

If you love baked potatoes and mashed potatoes, then you’ll love the texture of twice baked potatoes! This recipe combines sweet potatoes, cinnamon, and marshmallows for a delicious new side to add to your Thanksgiving Day meal.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Pops

Pumpkin pie is a no-brainer for Thanksgiving. If you’re looking to get creative, try pumpkin pie pops from What Molly Made. Each pie pop is filled with delicious pumpkin and wrapped in flaky pie crust.

Slow Cooker Carmel Apple Spice Cake

Slow cooker cake? Sign us up. Not only is this a relatively simple recipe, but it also features some of our favorite fall flavors. Top this warm, moist cake with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for the ultimate fall dessert.

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Doughnuts

Not a pie person? Make these pumpkin crème brûlée doughnuts instead. Filled with creamy deliciousness, this unique recipe features an airy crust and a crunchy, sugar top.

Looking for more recipes? Check out our Holiday Recipe Cookbook!

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