This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.
It’s that time again! I love this time of year! We are entering into the holiday season. I’ve all ready gotten my Christmas boxes down and I’m ready to pounce on decorating as soon as I get home from Thanksgiving! I love taking extra time to spend with family; extended time talking, playing games, of course eating!
This year we took a few days extra and traveled to see my husband’s side of the family in Western Washington – I miss his family, but I don’t miss the traffic or the rain.
As we are preparing for Thanksgiving, there are a few things I have on hand to make the holidays even more special- I can’t wait to share them with you!
Sipp Sparkling Organic Drink-
This stuff is so delicious! Whether mixing them in a cocktail or mocktail- or just chilling them and sipping on them with turkey dinner, these yummy, fizzy drinks give you all the satisfaction of a conventional soda pop without all the junk. These sparkling drinks are lightly sweetened and flavored with a blend of fruits and herbs.
I”ve mentioned many times that I’ve been on a journey of trying to remove as many chemicals from my family and my daily life….just another reason to love Sipp Sparkling Organic Drinks! I love beverages that offer the “special” feeling of “pop” but is organic and not full of sugar! These bring such joy to my soul!
I loved the Mojo Berry flavor that I tried! Black berry, Mint & Lime. It was full of flavor and just the sweetness that I like- not too sweet. It was approved by my 10 year old son too! I gulped mine down so fast, it was perfect on its own! These also come in 5 more delicious flavors!
To see all the flavors & where to purchase, go to haveasipp.com
Clean Cocktails for the Modern Mixologist By Tara Roscioli & Beth Ritter Nydick from Blue Barn Kitchen Publishing
Ok. First of all. This book is photographed so beautifully. I LOVE even the chapter pages in this book. Not to mention the amazing (and incredibly easy) recipes offered up in this gem! This book would be a perfect hostess gift for friends that are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or Friendsgiving Dinner!
This book is written by two holistic health coaches and offers a clean living mindset to entertaining and mixology! They use clean sweeteners like maple syrup, honey and fresh fruit juices and other healthful ingredients like anti inflammatory spices and herbs! How cool is that! You don’t have to jump off the bandwagon of health to serve up some fun drinks or my favorite: mocktails, at your next party! They have a whole chapter dedicated to MOCKTAILS! I love it!
If you love clean eating (and even if you don’t!) you will love the recipes packed into this book!
I was thinking about the recipe I might serve at one of my Thanksgiving Dinners (I think we are having 3!), I would make the Designated Diva Mocktail! It is full of spicy ginger, fresh squeezed lemon juice, a splash of maple syrup and some cayenne pepper for a kick! This would be perfect for after a heavy meal- it would be so fresh and light! The Cold Fashioned coffee with some orange slices (and a little bourbon if you prefer!) and Cinnamon syrup sounds pretty incredible too!
Um Hello! Imagine showing up to the Thanksgiving dinner with this beauty! Honestly, I LOVE these Edible Arrangements! They would make an incredible center piece for any Thanksgiving buffet or dessert table, but they are so yummy! I think my son ate 15 pieces of fruit (without the chocolate & carmel) before I figured it out!
I personally loved the salted caramel & chocolate apples wedges! These were the highlight of the arrangement, in my humble opinion! They had just enough salt on them to bring out the sweetness of the caramel, chocolate and apple!
These would be such a great light Thanksgiving Dessert for after a heavy meal….and I love that there are options…if you want a little extra, go for the chocolate dipped fruit, if you want something sweet, without the extra calories, go with just the fruit! Either way, it’s yummy! AND, it all comes to your door, no cutting, no dipping. Pre arranged in a cute pumpkin container that you can use again and again!
Yay! So are you ready to bring this to your next thanksgiving meal? Use one of these coupon code and my link!
$10 OFF $39+ ($49 for CA) valid 11/13 – 11/22, unlimited
use, for fulfillment any time.
$20 OFF $99+, valid 11/13-11/22, unlimited use,
fulfillment any time
Waited till the last minute? Don’t worry! You can order these up until the day before Thanksgiving!
This is another great hostess or Holiday gift! This would be perfect for the friend with furkids! Petlanthropy Donation Gift cards brings needed care and donations to local shelters of choice- helping kittens, cats, dogs and puppies in need!
Recipients find a local shelter and apply the balance of the card to help a shelter or pet project of their choice! I chose to apply my donation to a local pet shelter in my town called POPP (Pet Over Population Prevention) Tri Cities! They are a great shelter that adopts out pet every month!
Imagine how thankful your host or hostess would be to be able to make a donation to their favorite local shelter!
Let’s face it- our pets are a part of our families! We may or may not think so, until you lose a pet, then you realize how much a part of your family they actually were! That happened to our family about a year ago. We are ever so thankful for our 2nd cat that is still with us, but losing a pet is like losing a family member for sure.
Enter Tropical Blendz! This cat food is grain free and full of balanced nutritional goodness that your kitty will LOVE! I have a love for coconut oil- it has so many health benefits! Pets benefit from the good fats in coconut oil too! These little cans of goodness would be a perfect stocking stuffer for your fur baby!
Superfood Chewy Dog Treats mix sweet potatoes, turkey and cinnamon to create a nutrient dense treat for your pup (and it would be perfect for THEIR Thanksgiving dinner!).
These holistic foods are natural and grain free dog & cat treats that your pets will be sure to love and you will love the wholesome ingredients of these yummy pet foods!
If you want more info, go to Solid Gold Pet!
There you have it! Some of my favorite entertaining and hostess gift ideas for Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoyed it and have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year!