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Christmas circa 1920

Welcome to our holiday gift guide, where you’ll find hundreds of great gifts ideas for everyone on your gift list. Below you’ll find the best of everything in fashion, beauty, technology, food and everything in-between!

So without further ado, here is your Ultimate Gift Guide for Christmas! It covers stocking stuffers, small budget gifts, gifts for the home, and ideas for pretty much everyone else in your life.

Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Who doesn’t like a nice small, but thoughtful gift. Check out some small surprises that will be sure to leave a huge smile for your favorite recipient.


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Whether trick-or-treating is happening on All Hallows Eve this year or not, the holiday will not be canceled. A full moon, a blue moon, and Saturday celebrations mean the fun, the fright, and the delight of Halloween is as strong as ever.

We’ve rounded up a collection of spooky creations to satisfy any small or virtual gathering that you may be a part of this year. In addition to some delicious cocktails we have you covered for some special treats and safe travel options to give you a spook!

COCKTAILS


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Jean Shafiroff with children at supervised Toy Gun Exchange

In the Village of Hempstead, New York, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff sponsored a toy gun exchange for over 100 children. Mayor Don Ryan and other public officials joined Jean Shafiroff at Brierley Park where an exchange of toy guns for non-violent toys that promote safety occurred.

Jean Shafiroff donated all the new toys in the wake of the spike of shootings which have occurred in the New York-Metropolitan area.

In past years, Ms. Shafiroff has also sponsored the Toy Gun Exchange. …


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Photo Credit: Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com

Who says things are slowing down in The Hamptons? Recently, Jean Shafiroff, was honored at the 2020 Power Women of Long Island presented by Schneps Media and Dan’s Papers, which took place at St. Andrews Church in Southampton, NY.

Jean was honored with the Philanthropist of the Year Award for continuous work in philanthropy, especially during the pandemic and supporting local food banks. Launched in 1990 by Schneps Media’s President Victoria Schneps this event was founded to empower women and connect them with each other.

The event honors and recognizes successful business, community, cultural, political, civic and religious female leaders. …


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Last week, PATRÓN Tequila announced the launch of Toast Your Real Ones, an exciting new campaign featuring real people and their real loved ones for a look into how they’re celebrating the holidays 2020-style with their 0% Additives, 100% PATRÓN Tequila.

At the heart of the campaign, is a compelling video that spotlights three groups of friends — the real friends of three filmmakers, Luka Wilson, Julia Pitch, and Katharina Raven — in cities across the country, from New York to Atlanta to Los Angeles, and the unique ways they are celebrating the holidays this year: virtually, socially distanced, or living together. The one constant? …


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From coordinating your Zoom schedule with your family and friends, to watching classic holiday movies, or if you are gathering safely, we understand one thing that is an absolute must! Being able to get into the holiday season with holiday-themed cocktails and other spirits to make the season festive and merry.

Below please find a Christmas and New Years wine and cocktail guide to make you feel festive, even if we may be a part this season.

FESTIVE COCKTAILS


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With 2020 soon to finally be behind us, we all deserve a truly special night to ring in the new year. Tequila Don Julio cordially invites you to Ring in 2021 Like a Don, no matter what kind of celebration you’re planning. Whether you’re looking for craft cocktails to sip at home or yearning to recreate a lavish night out on the town from the comfort of your own sofa, Tequila Don Julio has officially got you covered. …


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Join Chloe Fineman for a chance to win a VIP experience from The Prisoner Wine Company by ordering a bottle of new Prisoner wine and food from Lure Fishbar, STK, La Piazza and Drizly with her code CHLOETPWC at checkout from 12/2–12/4.

Chloe Fineman from SNL had a night-in with The Prisoner Wine Company’s brand new offerings under its cult-favorite “The Prisoner” label: The Prisoner Chardonnay and The Prisoner Cabernet Sauvignon.

The queen of impressions, this notable SNL newbie has partnered with the edgy Napa Valley wine brand and local NY restaurants Lure, STK, Midtown, La Piazza and, for those not in NY, Drizly, to share a first taste of this new trio and give patrons a chance to win an immersive virtual experience! …


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Ahead of the holiday season, Woodford Reserve announces the release of its annual holiday bottle, which this year features the festive artwork by renowned UK-based architect Nick Hirst.

Hirst’s serene painting “Winter Slumber” captures the contrast between the warm, wooden interior of the historic warehouse at Woodford Reserve, and the stone exterior of the building. This snowy scene, recognizable to all guests who have visited Woodford Reserve over the last 24 years, celebrates the fact that whiskey ages year-around, regardless of weather.

“Nick Hirst effortlessly captures the distillery with an artful elegance and architect’s eye,” said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris. …


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On Saturday, November 21st 2020, music hit maker Al B. Sure (“Night & Day”, producer of Jodeci’s “Come & Talk To Me”) will join the Bronx-based salon, Nails & Tips by Laila London, for their Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. The event will take at the salon’s location — 3740 Third Avenue, Bronx NY 10456 — from 12 noon to 3 pm EST.

“Folks in the neighborhood have been extra supportive of the salon,” said Alize Jones, owner of Nails & Tips by Laila London. “They’ve looked out for the business in so many ways. …

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Tony Bowles, Contributing Columnist

Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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