Gifts for Hard-to-Buy-for Grandparents

The hardest gifts for my family to buy are for our parents! They claim to have everything they need and are just happy to watch us open gifts. But what’s the fun in that?! Of course, anything homemade from kids will be appreciated but here are some gifts our staff has given their parents that have […]

Gifts for Teens & Tweens

They’re past toys. So what do you get for teens? We asked the tweens and teens in our lives what is on their list for Santa and here’s what they said: Some wanted experiences: tickets to shows, subscriptions, etc. Check Out 20+ Gifts Beyond Toys: The Gift of Experience. • • • • • SPORTS • • • • […]

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 […]

20+ Gift Ideas Beyond Toys: Experiences, Day Trips and More!

Do they really need more toys? If the answer is “no,” then it’s time to think outside the box. Consider giving them an unforgettable experience instead. Below are gifts from $10 to $950! See Our Staff’s 25+ Favorite Festive Cocktails. 1. Get Tickets to a Show. Get them tickets for a show in the spring—gives you […]

Kid Box: Like Stitch Fix…but for Kids

Love Stitch Fix for yourself? Have a child who loves to shop and is a fashionista? They will love the thrill of getting a box of clothes in the mail every month from Kid Box. It works much like the adult version. You fill out a style profile with child and he or she will receive a box […]

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 […]

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