Well, it is officially that time of year! I have started my Christmas shopping and the holiday party invites are rolling in. Last week I got some great gift inspiration from the team over at Momtrends. They held their annual #MTHoliday Soiree at Studio 1315 in New York City and it did not disappoint! Here are some of my favorite brands and products that were featured:
Hasbro. Even though I am a little hurt that they did away with my favorite pink character in Hungry Hungry Hippos, I still love and own every single game on this table! I enjoyed hearing about how they are being updated to make them more current. For example, Chromecast and Hasbro are collaborating on an app called “Monopoly Here & Now: Big Screen Edition”.
Fun fact, we got a Jenga in our swag bags and Taylor and I have been playing it constantly. Here is some video of me getting my butt kicked by my ten year old…
POM Wonderful. I love the taste of pomegranate but I have always been too intimidated to cook with it on my own. At this event I learned an easy technique on how to open them (in a bowl of water so that the white membrane floats to the top) and got to sample some delicious drinks and recipes. I never would have thought that plantain chips with guacamole and pomegranate would be such a yummy combo!
Epson. I must confess that I don’t even own a color printer right now because dealing with replacement ink cartridges was so expensive and inconvenient that I just gave up. After meeting the rep from Epson I may give it another shot though. Their new Epson PictureMate PM-400 Personal Photo Lab wireless printer is so small that it can fit in a large purse, it uses low-cost replacement ink bottles and it prints gorgeous pictures! I was really impressed by it (especially it’s size). It definitely packs a lot of bang for the buck and would make a great gift.
Tessemaes. These dressings, dips and sauces are dairy free, gluten free, have no sugar added and yet they still taste great! I have no idea how they managed it but it’s the truth. I think they would be a fabulous edition to the stocking of a foodie in your life. I plan to put a jar of the Chesapeake Mayonnaise in my Dad’s stocking!
Thank you to Momtrends for having me and to all the wonderful sponsors!
Bedgear Performance Bedding
I See Me!
Dream on Me
Igloo Products Corp.
Tessemae’s All Natural
The Nanny League