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New products beckon for holidays

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2012-11-14T18:30:00Z New products beckon for holidaysCompiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

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The brand new Parisian Polka Dot Butter Bell crocks are the way to go for holiday entertaining. They are beautiful, traditional-yet-trendy and functional. Butter Bell crocks are a modern version of the authentic French beurrier. They hold a stick of butter keeping it soft, delicious, spreadable and safe without refrigeration. The new Parisian Polka Dot crocks are one-of-a-kind with a crock and now feature a spreading paddle-holder and fun polka dot design in three classic colors: red, black and blue.

WHERE TO BUY: $29.95 at or (888) 575-1900

Baby bundle

Welcoming a new life into this world is unfortunately not as simple as the legendary tale of "storks delivering little bundles of joy down chimneys." Stork Stack, an emerging subscription gift service site based in Chicago, committed to delivering the high-quality products for both mom and baby with their monthly subscription gift offerings, known as "stacks." Each Stack is comprised of five of the company's favorite, deluxe products hand-selected by their team of moms. Every month, new products are selected, but are carefully tailored to be appropriate for both mom and child, starting from the third trimester of pregnancy to baby's third birthday.

WHERE TO BUY: Starting at $28 (a $50-plus value) at

Thankful flowers

FTD floral service has something special to offer this Thanksgiving. The Better Homes and Gardens Fall Harvest Cornucopia is ideal as a dinner table centerpiece or hostess gift. It captures the essence of the autumn season with rich red roses, bright and brilliant sunflowers, orange Asiatic lilies, burgundy daisies, solidago, red glycerized oak leaves and lush greens are beautifully arranged in a natural cornucopia basket that speaks of harvest traditions with each gorgeous bloom. 

WHERE TO BUY: $49.99 at or (800) 736-3383 or visit your local florist shop

Blood bath

Bath & Body Works knows what's fun and sure to be a hit for a seasonal conversation piece when guests visit for holiday parties. From pumpkin scented candles to candy corn-scented hand sanitizer, cleaning up was never so clever and inviting. And for a favorite find, fresh from Halloween and ready for the latest "Twilight" movie to launch, Bath & Body Works has even created a "Vampire's Blood" Foaming Hand Soap that is actually a tempting blend of sweet plum, sugared strawberries and fresh raspberries.

WHERE TO BUY: $2.75 on sale now for the Vampire line at Bath & Bodyworks or

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. He can be reached at or (219) 852-4327.

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