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ADULTS ONLY: GAMES

After we put together our 15+ Favorite, Must-Have Family Games post, we realized, grown-ups need to let off a little steam from the holiday stress and have some fun too. Here are our Adults Only picks to play with those who know you best! I can play these with my siblings …when my mom and […]

35+ Fabulous Gifts…That Give Back!

Every year, I put together a list of companies that give back. With all the spending that goes on in December, why not spend in places where you’re spreading a little good too. These companies all donate a portion of their proceeds to different causes and non-profits so you’ll feel good giving (or receiving them!) 1. A […]

Inspiring Ideas for Your Elf on a Shelf

Remember when your elf was content just sitting on a shelf? Those days are over! We live in a Pinterest perfect work and our elves are not immune! Over these past few years with the elves making our Christmas more stressful — I mean, more magical — they have had some breakout moments. I caught a few […]

Where to Send Your Letter to Santa..and Get a Response!

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service™ can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa — complete with the North Pole Postmark with the Letters from Santa program. Just make sure you send your letter to Santa by December 8! Here’s where to send your letter […]

The Most Spectacular, Over-the-Top Holiday Lights…You’ll Ever See!

The last two years, we’ve made a trip to Dyker Heights in Brooklyn to see the absolutely over-the-top spectacularly decorated houses–and I am not exaggerating. I know–Brooklyn seems like a trek but the one hour drive is totally worth it. It feels like a Brooklyn version of Disney with blinking lights, moving snowmen, characters to take photos with, Santas […]

Where to Eat Near Dyker Heights

Heading to Dyker Heights to see the lights? Here are a few options for where to eat. Around Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge, there are tons of Italian options. You can also head up to Carroll Gardens for more of a variety and do some shopping while you’re there.  • • • • • Dyker Hts […]

Thanksgiving Place Cards…You Can Buy Not Make.

Our Tips staff has everything you need for a perfect Thanksgiving Dinner: from the menu to the small details that make the day special. In case you want to get creative and make your place cards but know yourself well enough to know you’ll never get to it, here are a few of our favorites that will arrive in time! […]

How to Personalize Guests’ Glasses at Your Next Party.

Over the years, I’ve used many different wine glass labels to differentiate whose glass is whose. The fun little suctions always seem to fall off and go missing. The rings that go around the stem are often time-consuming in a busy moment. Plus, most of my wineglasses are now stemless to avoid spills. I discovered these […]