Can you believe it’s the end of 2020? As we wind down the year, we wanted to share some of our favorite items for mom, the kids, dad, and the family featuring some local retailers in Westchester and beyond.
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Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite holiday experiences for the kids this holiday season. These are some great safe ways to enjoy local attractions and create new memories this season.
Westchester Winter Wonderland
The NEW Westchester’s Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Holiday Light Extravaganza, presented by Westchester Medical Center Health Network, will dazzle and delight guests of all ages. Enjoy 1.2 miles of holiday lights, themed areas, larger than life displays, live characters, and Santa — right from the warmth and safety of your own car. Bring the hot cocoa and crank up the holiday tunes as you and the kids soak in the magic of this beautiful and fun experience. Get your tickets from now until January 3rd.
Cross County Mall
Visit the Cross County Center this holiday season to see their incredible 44- foot tall Christmas Tree that guests can walk-thru. Families can also take pictures with Santa (outdoors) and enjoy tons of holiday festivities like ice skating, several holiday food trucks, and extended holiday shopping. Check out even more details and how to book your pictures with Santa here.
Holiday Train Show
Adults, $26 and Children, $12
Marvel at the magic of the stunning Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden featuring a display of famous New York landmarks—imagine the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other favorites created with natural materials such as birch bark, acorns, and cinnamon sticks. Get your tickets here.
Rockerfeller Center Tree
Take a trip to NYC to soak in the beauty of the Rockerfeller Center Tree. The trree will be on display starting Thursday, December 3, through early January 2021 from 6 am to 12 am daily. Tree viewing entrances will be located on 49th and 50th streets and 5th and 6th Avenues ONLY. Once you have entered, you will follow social distancing markers as you proceed to the tree viewing zones on 49th and 50th streets. Check out more about their safety standards for 2020.
It’s one one crazy year! Give the special mama in your life one of these gifts or maybe treat yourself to one of these special items.
Single for $35, or a pair for $60.
Enjoy these beautiful candles, made with 100% pure soy. No. 49: A white candle with a more feminine scent. Oak Moss, Moon Flower, and Sweet Mint. No. 63: A black candle with a more masculine scent. Amyris, Black Myrrh, and Ambergris.
Virtual Cooking and Wine Tastings
Cakebread has developed a unique series of virtual programming to sip, click and connect together in 2020. Gift your loved ones a virtual cooking class paired with delicious Cakebread wines! The perfect present for foodies and oenophiles alike, Cakebread’s resident chefs prepare and present recipes designed to perfectly pair with the Napa Valley wines in the virtual culinary class tasting kit. Led by Executive Chef Brian Streeter and team, the “Cooking with Cakebread” Virtual Tasting Kit includes bottles of Cakebread Cellars wine to accompany the one-hour virtual cooking class offered via exclusive Zoom link. Virtual cooking classes are one hour long and held every Friday and Saturday in the month of December.
Cup of Joy Mug
Inspired by Katy Garry’s original rainbow paintings, these mugs are ready to be filled with JOY and a cup of joe. Each gift wrapped mug comes with a candy cane and make the perfect stocking stuffer!
Gift Card to Mimi's
Get mom a gift card to Mimi’s coffeehouse so she can treat herself to her favorite latte or sweet treat.
Square Diamond Illusion Studs
Simple and stylish, this pair of studs can enhance any look. Crafted in 14K White Gold, these earrings feature a square halo design that glistens with 0.20ct of diamonds.
Pink Ombré Gemstone Ring
Katy Garry Fine Art
Style your shelves with original one-of-a-kind artwork. Katy has a large selection of landscapes, and abstracts in many colors to choose from.
Diamond Flower Necklace
Great gift ideas for that special guy in your life.
For the dad who loves to cook, check out ChefsGiving 2020. This includes a collection of entertaining “how to” videos from more than 30 Top Chefs and Mixologists— AND the best part— contributions support Firefighters and First Responders through the Gary Sinise and Tine Pine Foundations. Chefs include Andrew Zimmern, Ryan Scott, Dominique Crenn, Marcus Samuelsson, Sammy Hagar, Martin Yan, Tanya Holland and more.
Craft Beer Gift Card
Give that special guy in your life a gift card from Beer Noggin, a craft beer retailer in Mount Kisco and Bronxville. They have draft beer, growlers, and a curated selection of beers to go. You can also purchase beer on their website for pick-up.
SNL Early Years Set
Have an SNL fan? This new 12-Disc Set includes 33 complete Episodes Featuring All-Time-Classic Characters Like The Coneheads, John Belushi’s Samurai, Emily Litella, The Blues Brothers and More, Incredible Guest Hosts and Musical Acts, Rare Behind-the-Scenes Footage, a 28-Page Collector’s Book.
Dad Face Off have been developed with the teen crowd in mind and perfect for active engagement between kids and dads – in this face-to-face game, the first player to laugh or smile at their opponent’s joke loses. This series includes hilarious content where teens try not to laugh at their Dad‘s cheesy jokes.
For The Whole Family
Enjoy this collection of gift ideas that the whole family will love.
Crafting with Diamond Art Club
2020 is all about family time and now you can enjoy a family craft from the Diamond Art Club. They have beautiful Christmas themed kits that are fun and easy to work on for both adults and kids. Diamond painting is a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers and has become the hottest quarantine activity taking the crafting world by storm. Diamond painting kits include everything you need to get started. With a nearly endless collection of designs to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect pattern to fit your friend or family member’s personality. Whatever image you choose, it’s guaranteed that diamond paintings are one of the best gifts for crafters.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Fries – available in plain chocolate chip, or white/dark/milk chocolate dipped with sprinkles. Custom colors/flavors available for holidays, schools, camps, etc.
Customized bags/boxes of cookies, brownies, truffle balls for all occasions
Custom dessert platters available in multiple sizes, for all occasions. ***nut-free options available although not a nut-free facility.
Puzzles and Games
Give the gift of art within an activity with one of the many puzzles celebrating the rich history and culture of New York. Artist Yuko Shimizu creates a childlike fantasy as the famed Grand Central Terminal zodiac symbols come alive and children float to the sky to catch a ride in Starbright, a 500 piece puzzle. Harlem Serenade by Yohey Horishita, brings history to life as landmarks, musical instruments are intertwined with subway imagery, reflecting the music, people, and culture of the vibrant Harlem community. For the kids, this 24-piece Locomotive Train Puzzle & Vehicle Play Set doubles as a train with rolling wheels and Velcro closure. Included are unique figures including a conductor and traveler that are ready to board the train and set off on their next adventure!
Sweet Treats From Bling in the Burbs
Holiday Challahs and Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect treat to gift to your local friends and neighbors! Challahs are Nut and Dairy Free. Rice Krispy treats are Nut Free and can be made Gluten and Dairy Free! Personalized with any image! Recognize a college acceptance, new home, special celebration or the perfect size for your family holiday dinner! Email Debra at [email protected] to order.