Couture For Your Elf
If you’re looking for some new looks for your elf post quarantine, Claus Couture Collection is out with some festive outfits. Picture your elf sliding over hillsides and slopes on an inflatable sled while bundled up in a cute wintry scarf. Or choose from a trio of festive holiday shirts with a collectible suitcase for your elf’s travels. If you have a soccer player in the house, suit up our elf in a North Pole Soccer League uniform.
Claus Couture Collection Outfits range from $9.95-$14.95, shopelfonthesehlf.com.
These festive masks scream holiday cheer. They’re great for staying warm outside, taking #2020 holiday photos or getting out of Grinch mode. Check out the Giftgowns site for everything from “Up to Snow Good” to “Resting Grinch Face” masks. $15 each, giftgowns.com.
We’ve been obsessed with Baked by Melissa cupcakes, founded by NJ Mom Melissa Ben-Ishay, for a long time and the brand’s holiday cupcakes make amazing gifts. Holiday flavors include caramel hot cocoa, candy cane and snowball and you can order nut-free, gluten-free or vegan cupcakes, too. Christmas Gift Box, 25 pack. $39, bakedbymelissa.com.
Quarantine Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt
Update your ugly sweater game with this #2020 pandemic version. 2020 Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt, $39.96. etsy.com.
Flavored Hot Cocoa
It’s hot cocoa season and these flavored Keurig-compatible single-serve cocoa cups made by the South Plainfield-based Two Rivers Coffee Company add a touch of nostalgia to your cup.
2020 is all about curling up in your coziest PJs. We’d wear these fleece hooded onesies all winter. Women’s and Men’s Hooded Fleece Onesies, $26.98-$42.98, amazon.com.
Kelli Watts fell in love with French macarons while living in New York City and working as a designer. When she returned home to Dallas, she couldn’t find them anywhere so she decided to teach herself to bake them. Friends loved them and she began selling them at farmers’ markets. Today she has four Savor Patisserie bakeries in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, all staffed fully by women. Each handmade and hand-decorated macaron is less than 100 calories each and gluten-free. Savor Patisserie Christmas Box, starts at $12. savorpatisserie.com.
Seasonal Sugar Wishes
Choose from over 80 candies and sweet treats including seasonal favorites to create a custom “Sugarwish” gift box that is shipped directly to your gift recipient. Seasonal flavors include Holiday Jordan Almonds, Reindeer Corn, Holiday Gummy Bears and more. It comes beautifully packaged, too. Sugar Wish Candy, Cookie or Pop Corn Boxes start at $19.99, sugarwish.com.
Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jacques Torres, renowned Brooklyn chocolatier and host of the Netflix hit, “Nailed It!,” suggests baking with the kids to get into the holiday spirit and all you need to add to this mix is butter and eggs. Jacques’ Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, $19.99. mrchocolate.com.
This colorful set lets your little elves create a gingerbread house with Magna-Tiles. Add in reusable clings featuring cool peppermints, bright Christmas trees and gingerbread people for more holiday cheer. This Gingerbread Candy Cabin is the first in a new gingerbread collection that will expand with a new house every year. Gingerbread Candy Cabin, $35.99. createon.com.