Carnations in costume
This Halloween fresh-cut classic is part of the truly original a-DOG-able collection of arrangements from 1-800-FLOWERS.com. Created from white carnations and Fall leaves, it's nestled in a mini dog basket, with the canine coming complete with witch's broom and hat. This bewitching pooch will put a spell on Halloween parties and October birthdays.
WHERE TO BUY: $49.99 at 1-800-FLOWERS.com
People often say the best things come in pairs. Absolut Vodka has applied this idea to a new bubbly blend unveiled this month. The latest innovation is called Absolut Tune, described as a dynamic fusion of sparkling white wine and premium vodka. Once you pop the cork, a veritable taste awakening fills your champagne flute with two flavors working together in perfect harmony.
WHERE TO BUY: $31.99 in stores or absolut.com
KRUPS is the leader in coffee makers and other kitchen tools and features a variety of coffee and spice grinders for all holiday needs. These grinders mince fresh herbs and dried spices and grind coffee beans from coarse to fine in seconds. So whether grinding beans for coffee after a huge holiday feast, creating your own spice mixtures for holiday dishes or on the hunt for the perfect hostess or holiday stocking stuffer, these versatile kitchen tools have got you covered.
WHERE TO BUY: $29.99 in department stores or at krupsusa.com
Stacks of life
Tegu Pocket Pouch is an eight-piece set of magnetic wooden blocks in a felt pouch. It's great as a desk accessory, as well as a tool in mom's purse for keeping little hands busy when she's on the move. For each set sold, the makers plant at least one tree in Honduras and the blocks are completely natural and safe for all ages.
WHERE TO BUY: $32 at tegu.com