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Whether you’re buying gifts or stocking up for entertaining, many of us are getting an early start on holiday shopping this year. Amy Sewell, lifestyle expert, joined us today with some ideas to help us get ready for the season. Here’s more from her:

This is the week that most of us get serious about holiday shopping. If you’re looking for ideas for gifts and entertaining, I partnered with several companies to put together some ideas.

We all love our pets, and there are so many tasty holiday treats for the dogs in your life. DreamBone is known for their rawhide-free, easy-to-digest chews – and your dog can enjoy one every day of December with this adorable Advent Calendar! Your pet will feel right at home at the holiday dinner with these treats that are made with real chicken – but are shaped like holiday hams!

SmartBones also has healthy alternatives to rawhide, like these holiday canes that are made with real chicken and wholesome vegetables. Both SmartBones and DreamBone also have these chews in cute holiday shapes like snowmen, gingerbread men, and Christmas trees. These are a delicious diversion that lets pets indulge their natural chewing instincts on nutritious chews – instead of on your holiday decorations.

Good ‘n’ Fun also has a savory smorgasbord of flavors, like these Triple Flavor treats made with real beefhide, porkhide, and chicken. This Santa Variety Pack and Holiday Variety Jar include assortments like kabobs, twists, and chicken-flavored crunchy sticks. For even more fun, this Crunchy Ribs Plush Jar includes a Naughty or Nice squeaker – or you can count down the 12 Days of Christmas with their Holiday Calendar.

Not only will your furry best friends love these delicious, long-lasting chews – but the packages look adorable in the holiday photos. It’s easy to find DreamBone and SmartBones on Amazon, and you can find these Good ‘n Fun gifts at Walmart.

Of course, we all want to look our best for holiday parties and photos. People are going for more glamourous looks with eye makeup this season, but if your eyes are red from late nights or a lack of sleep, no amount of mascara and eyeliner will cover that. The secret to reducing redness and helping eyes look brighter is LUMIFY® redness reliever eye drops from Bausch + Lomb. Just one drop in each eye significantly reduces redness to help your eyes shine and look more beautiful when used as directed. You can use LUMIFY drops even if you wear contacts. You just need to wait 10 minutes after applying them before inserting your lenses. These are easy to find in the eye care aisle at retailers – and they’re an affordable stocking stuffer for beauty lovers. You can find more information at

To get more sleep any time of year, this Hatch Restore Smart Sleep Assistant from Bed Bath & Beyond uses a combination of soothing sounds, smart light, and meditations to help you personalize a sleep/wake routine. Its sunrise alarm gently wakes you with light instead of sound – and it’s easy to operate either through touch or an app. You can find this at

For a sweet gift to share with family and friends, this Seasonal Holiday Collection from eCreamery includes four pints of their hand-packed holiday ice cream in flavors like Peppermint Bliss, made with red velvet cake and creamy peppermint icing – and my personal favorite, Snickerdoodle Cookie. In addition to their holiday collections, eCreamery has packages that allow you to select your own flavors and create custom labels. The ice cream is packed and shipped in dry ice, so everything arrives in great condition. This collection is $59.99 plus shipping, and you can find more information at

Finally, you can bring holiday cheer to everyone with Nothing Bundt Cakes – and make it your one-stop shop for all your celebrating needs! Their handcrafted delicious full-sized Bundt Cakes, individually wrapped Bundtlets and bite-sized Bundtinis are perfect for gifts or entertaining. Decorated cakes like this Pumpkin Spice Give Thanks cake make fabulous hostess gifts or double as festive centerpieces! Bundtinis with Fall Leaves or Ugly Sweater toppers make cute place settings, and Bundtlet Towers in flavors like Red Velvet or Lemon make tasty stocking stuffers. You can order online or at one of their 400+ bakeries nationwide. You can find your local bakery and ordering information at

For more information, check out Happy holidays!


After a smaller-scale holiday last year, more families will be gathering with loved ones this season. Whether you’re hosting dinner or welcoming out-of-town guests, Amy Sewell, lifestyle expert, joined us today on behalf of Bed Bath & Beyond with some ideas to help you celebrate, happier. Here’s more from her:

Most of us are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with family and friends this year. If you’re hosting guests for the first time in a while, Bed Bath & Beyond has everything you need to get your home guest-ready. 

You can make the holidays modern and bright with cheerful home accents from the new year-round celebration brand, H for Happy, which is available only at Bed Bath & Beyond. This whimsical line offers amazing values on décor to help you celebrate every moment, from festive ornaments and stockings to bath accessories, seasonal baking essentials and Gingerbread House Kits that the family can decorate together. They even have pre-lit artificial trees ranging in sizes up to nine feet tall! If you’re like me – and like to decorate several trees around the house – these affordable options let everyone get in on the holiday fun and deck the halls with their favorite themes. 

Most of our guest rooms haven’t been used much in the last year. If that’s the case at your house, it’s a good idea to spend a night in the room before guests arrive – so you can see what they will experience and make any changes needed to ensure the room will be quiet and comfortable. These Nestwell 625-thread count Egyptian Cotton Sateen sheets are silky smooth – and they just get softer every time you wash them. These luxurious waffle-weave robes and slippers from the new spa-inspired Haven collection will make your guests feel even more pampered than at a luxury hotel. One of my favorite ways to change up the décor each season is with throw pillows, and these light-hearted holiday pillows from H for Happy will bring a smile to everyone’s face. You can even add holiday cheer to the guest bath with these Merry Merry vanity accessories and festive hand towels.

As we all know, the best holiday gatherings usually end up right here – in the kitchen! And the new Our Table collection has everything you need to create new and favorite dishes – and give everyone the chance to cook together. What I especially love about these items is that they are perfect for holiday meals – but they are timeless, so you can use them year-round! This Stainless Steel Roaster set holds up to a 25-lb turkey – and it’s durable enough to use for roasts or other dishes anytime. If you’re cooking for a crowd, this 10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set ensures you have plenty of pots and pans available to fix everyone’s holiday favorites. And, the glass lids let you keep an eye on everything as it cooks. I especially love Our Table’s 2-Piece Stoneware Bakers Set. These pieces are versatile enough to handle everything from a savory breakfast casserole to rich holiday brownies – and they are pretty enough to go directly from the oven to the table. 

Whether you’re decorating, entertaining, or looking for the perfect gift, Bed Bath & Beyond makes shopping effortless and convenient. Their improved mobile app offers quick price checks, organizes your coupons and offers – and quickly locates items in the store. In select stores, you can even skip the checkout line with the app’s new “Scan and Buy” feature.

If you have some things to pick up at the last minute, you can shop online – and get free curbside and in-store pickup within the hour. Along with options such as conventional shipping or even same-day delivery, you can get everything you need for the holidays – whenever you need it.

For more information, check out Happy Holidays!

As college students get ready to head to campus, now is the perfect time to start dorm room shopping. Amy Sewell, lifestyle expert, joined us today to shows us how you can turn even the most drab college dorm room into a gorgeous and practical living space you and your friends will love.

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