Splash of flavor
Offering the world's finest vanillas and flavors since 1907, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas was founded by Richard Massey, who later partnered with Chatfield Nielsen, Sr. The company is still a family-owned operation having branched out from humble origins in Sterling, Ill. to state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities headquartered in Waukegan, Ill. and its plant in Leeuwarden, Netherlands with products found throughout North America.
WHERE TO BUY: $10.39 at Molly Bea's, 761 Indian Boundary Road, Chesterton or (219) 983-9401 or visit nielsenmassey.com for the nearest store.
Love of water
Loving Pets Hearts Bella Bowl is perfect for cats, dogs or any thirsty animal in your life. Small, 1-pint containers in Valentine Red and featuring hearts is a perfect pet gift for Feb. 14. It is veterinarian recommended with a stainless steel interior that resists bacteria. The removable soy-based rubber ring prevents spills and reduces noise. It's also dishwasher safe by removing the rubber ring before washing.
WHERE TO BUY: $7.49 at Amazon.com
Toasting good health
Solixir, a new, all natural, functional drink brand, has launched its fourth formula, Think, which promises to help support mental clarity and focus. Citrus flavored, made with botanicals and other natural ingredients, Think contains no added sugar and is caffeine free. Think joins Solixir's three other formulas: Awaken, Restore and Relax. They are made with effective amounts of all natural ingredients and contains no added sugar and are less than 60 calories per 12 ounce can.
WHERE TO BUY: $1.99 a can at Whole Foods and most retail stores
The new INFINITY X INFINITY jewelry collection, available exclusively at Helzberg Diamonds, plays off the double infinity insignia. The line, inspired by ABC's hit TV show "Revenge," is created by award-winning jewelry designer Udi Behr and features 21 pieces that embody style.
WHERE TO BUY: jewelry ranges from $49.99 to $1,299 at Helzberg stores or helzberg.com/infinity