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December 20, 2014 -- National Sangria Day
Holiday Gift Idea: Reduce Wave Tumbler: this 16 oz. BPA free thermal tumbler comes in 3 colors: blue, purple and aqua. It has a flip-lock lid, is vacuum insulated and fits car cup holders. The rippled texture on the outside of the tumbler makes it ergonomic and comfortable to use.  The vacuum insulation allows coffee to stay hot for up to 8 hours. $17.99 http://shopreduce.com/collections/fire-ice/products/wave-tumbler-16oz

December 19, 2014 -- National Hard Candy Day
Holiday Gift Idea: Bespoke Post Boxes. This subscription box service offers themed boxes of food goodies delivered to your door. The owners scour the world for remarkable items, such as Slake Box, which includes everything you need to lay out the ultimate spread for entertaining carnivores and veggies alike (you choose your option). $45 to $55. www.bespokepost.com/home

December 18, 2014 -- National Roast Suckling Pig Day
Holiday Gift Idea: Keurig 2.0. This new brewing system from Keurig has the ability to brew both a single sup and a four-cup carafe of coffee. More than 400 different beverages and 60+ brands are offered for the Keurig 2.0. There is an extra-large 80 oz. water reservoir, a strength control setting for brewing bolder coffee and a nightlight in the reservoir. Three models range in price from $139.99 to $199.99. www.keurig.com/content/keurig2

Holiday Gift Idea: Bon Marché. Buehler Vineyards in the Napa Valley is offering 2 wines, a 2012 Red Wine comprised of Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot and Malbec at $15. The white 2013 100% Sauvignon Blanc tastes of lemon, lime, green grass and honeydew melon at $15. www.buehlervineyards.com

December 17, 2014 -- National Maple Syrup Day
Holiday Gift Idea: Dave’s Gourmet Specialty Foods.
Offers hot sauces, snacks, chiles & gift baskets, to name a few. Dave’s award-winning products range from Organic Heirloom Pasta Sauces, Insane Drink Mixes, to Ultimate Insanity Sauce. All in all, Dave’s has over 70 items. Oatmeal Cookie Butter will be available online soon. www.davesgourmet.com

December 16, 2014 -- National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
Holiday Gift Idea: Lillie Belle Farms. Handmade artisan chocolates are the name of the game here and their Lavender Salt Caramels are my favorites. Their store is at 211 N. Front Street, Central Point, Oregon or order online. Ganaches, bon-bons, truffles, and "Bean to Bar" chocolate bars, spicy cayenne caramels and decadent blue cheese truffles round out the many tasty choices. www.lilliebellefarms.com

December 15, 2014 -- National Cupcake Day
Holiday Gift Idea: FlowerPetal.com. The site offers flowers and gifts for the holidays. They believe “Flowers Change Everything” and have a 7-day freshness guarantee. Flowers are ordered safely online and delivered, often the same day. All arrangements are professionally arranged and hand delivered. Their mission is to make sure each flower arrangement, plant and gift is delivered on time, every time, and exactly the way it is requested. ($45 - $715) www.flowerpetal.com

December 14, 2014 -- National Bouillabaisse Day
Holiday Gift Idea: 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog. This humanitarian organization is dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Fair-Trade Coffee is only one of the many offerings. www.worldvision.org

December 13, 2014 -- Ice Cream and Violin Day
Holiday Gift Idea: The Crab Place. This Maryland seafood company offers a wide range of frozen seafood delivered to your door. I tasted their Jumbo Lump crab cakes that use 88% domestic crabmeat with little filling. Each crab cake comes wrapped individually so you can thaw and use a few at a time. (There are 4 sizes: 2 oz., 4 oz. 6 oz. & 8 oz. $35 - $251) www.crabplace.com


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