Starbucks Red Holiday To-Go MugNo holiday season officially begins until Starbucks unveils their red paper cups in stores. At the same time, they also release their limited edition Red Holiday To-Go Mug. The Red Holiday To-Go Mug is a ceramic version of the holiday-themed paper cups that come around for the winter season. Personally owning one of these I can officially say that they are a great holiday gift for the Starbucks enthusiast in your family. The Red Holiday To-Go Mug is available online or at your local Starbucks Coffee Shop.

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Kissing ElvesWant to spice up your holidays? Look no further than these amorous elves! The Kissing Elves Salt & Pepper set includes a duo of hard-working ceramic helpers with a truly magnetic attraction. Ingenious magnets in their lips allow the boy and girl elves to kiss when placed together—no mistletoe required! Dishwasher safe, and easy to fill and clean, these kissing cuties would make an adorable addition to any holiday table.

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Reindeer Dinner PlatesOn Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, on Vixen, on Comet, on Cupid, on Donner  and Blitzen . Pottery Barn’s popular line of classic, reindeer tableware is given a kid-friendly twist with these fun and fanciful Reindeer Dinner Plates. BPA and phthalate-free, melamine/bamboo reindeer dinner plates feature each member of Santa’s famous sleigh team and are top-rack dishwasher safe. Like to have the complete tablescape? Check out the reindeer runners, tablecloths, and placemats. And for those who are fans of one red-nosed reindeer in particular, Rudolph makes a solo appearance on sets of too-cute tumblers, napkins, and dessert plates.

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Free Reusable Cup Offer from Stonyfield FarmGood news for Stonyfield yogurt fans. This great green company is now rewarding you for buying yogurt in their convenient quart sizes with an offer to send away for a free reusable yogurt cup as well as $4.50 worth of Stonyfield and Preserve coupons

“When consumers buy our quarts instead of single-serving cups, they pay less for their yogurt, but we know that a quart is not as convenient as single-serving cups for on the go consumption,” says President and CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg. “The reusable yogurt cup gives our quart buyers the convenience of the Stonyfield 6 oz cups by providing a way to create easily transportable single servings for anywhere, anytime.”

Yogurt lovers have to buy four Stonyfield yogurt quarts through December, and mail in the foil lids (describing this offer), and they’ll receive the reusable, eight-ounce yogurt cup produced by Preserve®. Made from 100% recycled plastic, the cup is perfect for yogurt-lovers on the go, the ideal size for breakfast or a snack, with room to stir in fruit or granola.  It’s dishwasher safe, BPA-free with a screw-on lid – and it’s made in the US.

To collect your free cup simply mail clean foil lids, with name, address and phone number on an index card or 4” x 6” sheet of paper by February 28, 2010 to:

Reusable Cup Offer
PO Box 4840
Manchester, NH 03108-4840

Cups will be shipped starting in January, 2010 with delivery in 10 to 12 weeks. This offer is good only in the US, while cup supplies last, and is limited to one cup per household (to better spread the love around).

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Kids Puzzle TrayMealtime can be such a puzzle for kids. The ingenious Kids Puzzle Tray from Royal KVB turns the mystery of place setting into a fun and fanciful game. The melamine tray comes with anti-slip feet and includes a plate, cup, knife, fork, and two spoons; each item is a puzzle piece with an allotted space. Designed for ages 12 months and up and winner of the Red Dot design award for superior design quality, this educational table set makes play at mealtime practically mandatory.

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Fortune Cookie Salt and Pepper ShakersConfucius say foods seasoned with fortune cookie shakers taste real yummy. This adorable fortune cookie salt and pepper set contains two white cookie shakers and a black tray for display on your kitchen counter or tabletop. Dishwasher-safe, each ceramic cookie measures 3” in diameter. In life it is uncertain how the fates will shake out, but your salt? With these little cookies, a goodly sprinkling is guaranteed.

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Personalized Ice Cream BowlWhat?! You don’t have your very own personalized ice cream bowl?! What’s wrong with you? Thanks to my mom I’ve had mine for years and years. You’re completely missing out! Ben & Jerry’s never tasted so good. Plus, since the bowl has your name and likeness on it you don’t have to share anything that you put in it. This means that pint of Cookie Dough Ice Cream is all yours.

Don’t worry. This special bowl isn’t just for girls. They have a male version as well, and while you can’t change the clothing that your ice cream avatar will sport you can select hair color and skin tone. The only draw back? They take a little while to create and ship. Make sure you order by December 2 if you want to receive this dish in time for the holidays.

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Pomaireware Salsa/Condiment Serving DishHere in Houston, Tex Mex is like a religion and chile con queso is its most revered deity. I’ve been on the hunt for a functional and decorative dish worthy of its hallowed blend of cheeses, cream, and chili peppers, and in the Pomaireware salsa/condiment serving dish, I think I’ve found Nirvana. This fair trade, handcrafted, three-legged pig dish is great for hot dips, cold dips, salsa, guacamole, olives, nuts or anything else that suits your small food fancy. Perfect for a Thanksgiving table or for everyday entertaining, the unique and eco-friendly earthenware pig is lead-free and safe for stovetop, microwave and oven use (up to 450F). It’s hard for a Texan to imagine anything could upstage an artfully-crafted southwestern sauce, but this Pomaire piggy just might be the dish that does it. And to that I say, praise the lord and pass the queso!

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Thanksgiving Plates For KidsGobble, gobble, gobble. Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, and this year Pottery Barn Kids gives the little turkeys at your children’s table something to cheer about. Fun and festive, with a quirky turkey design, kids will love eating their mashed potatoes and gravy from these colorful bamboo/melamine Thanksgiving plates. And Mom will like them too; each set of four plates is dishwasher safe and BPA and phthalate free. Interested in a complete tablescape? Check out the turkey tumblers, tablecloth, placemats and runner.

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Origami Soy Sauce JarA sculptural and intricate art, only the greatest of origami masters can transform a lowly bit of ceramic into a glorious crane-shaped receptacle for soy sauce. With a dragon’s mouth spout for pouring, the origami soy sauce jar dispenses salty seasoning with style. The jar holds 3 oz. of liquid and has a removable top for filling that makes the crane as practical as it is exotic. Bonus: the attractive container with its white matte glaze provides all the fun of origami without the PIMA of having to fold anything.

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