Easter, Food, Gift Guides

Food Gift Ideas For Entertaining And Celebrations

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Food Gift Ideas For Entertaining And Celebrations

There is always a bit of a quiet break right after the New Year. We raced over the holidays and we feel so close to spring approaching. It is typically the longest school stretch between breaks of the kids gone all day. Then the weather starts warming as we are planning Easter egg hunts, parades, summer vacation planning and the end of another school year. I have several events coming up just in the next 2 weeks alone. The best help we can get is finding food gift ideas for entertaining and celebrations.

I always love to volunteer to bring desserts. This is because if it gets real busy I am not too committed. With sites like Gourmet Gift Baskets I can get fun food gifts sent and carry them to dinners and celebrations either plated or in the fun boxes and baskets they come in. All the foods are so delicious and bring the best compliments.

For Easter dinner at my parents house I am bringing the Happy Easter Cookie and Brownie Gift Box.

I wait until before I leave my home and unwrap these moist, delicious cookies, add cute tissue and place them back in the box to transport. Once I arrive I can leave the lid laying under or beside the box and then watch everyone ask me if they can keep the box at the end of the night!

Gourmet Gift Baskets has a lot of fun gift ideas like this so you can entertain and attend celebrations with little hassle. Visit GourmetGiftBaskets.com to see all of the food boxes and baskets.

Easter, Food/Beverage, Gift Guides, Giveaways

Easter Chocolate Candy Options from RM Palmer – Contest

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Easter Chocolate Candy Options from RM Palmer

Another year has passed and the Easter of 2018 will make its own memories. It will be a new year of family dinner, Easter baskets and photos with the Easter bunny. RM Palmer made sure you have some new options too. Some hip and some with just a little extra added to our familiar chocolate candies.

RM Palmer chocolate eggs

How fun are these? From a fun letter game you can create with the kids to making their candy time fun, these RM Palmer Eggwords Eggs are a milk chocolate with a smooth, creamy center.

chocolate eggs letters

While the Eggwords are Anthony’s favorite, these Pretzel Easter Eggs are my new favorite. I had plans of stashing these for the boys baskets, but I’ll have to buy more because they did not last with me.

RM Palmer Pretzel Chocolate

These are a lot of fun for the older kids. These Selfie Bunnies are a hit and perfect for a 2018 Easter basket.

RM Palmer Selfie Bunny

You can find RM Palmer candies at most grocers and retailers nationwide. They are always a holiday favorite and these new options will be a fun hit this year.

You can also enter to win! Snap a selfie with your Selfie Bunny and enter the sweepstakes today for a chance to win a trip for 2 adults to Chicago and attend the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo as a guest of R.M. Palmer Company! Ends April 2, 2108

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College Bound, Easter, Fashion, Food, Gift Guides, Spring 2017

3 Easter Basket Ideas for Adults, Students and Children

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Enjoy these Easter basket gift ideas

easter basket gifts

Those Easter baskets can be so hard to fill sometimes. We have 3 boys ages 8, 19 and 25. That is a child, college student and adult. I can’t buy packs of Pokemon cards and split and one boy likes chocolate and one is trying to stay away from sweets. The youngest has a list full of wants and then the older boys have needs. So what seems to be a good divide? Socks, sweets and unique school supplies.


Imagine it is the year 1914 and you can order wrapped snacks to be delivered that were baked fresh that same day. Of course this was a small business in a small town. Today they are Tastykake and offer everyone fresh-tasting individually wrapped snacks.


I only wish I could locate these in retailers near me. According to their website they are available in supermarkets and other retail outlets throughout the East, Southeast, and Southwest. The kids will love these sweet treats in Easter themes.


Remember when getting socks was the worst gift ever? Then remember entering adulthood where you have to budget every item you buy and getting socks becomes the best and most useful gift ever? I love getting socks and with older children they appreciate the gifts that stock them up on everyday items they now don’t have to go out and get themselves.

gold toe

The reason why Gold Toe socks make a great gift is that they have styles and fits for everyone. I love Gold Toe because I wear ankle socks most and they never slip into my shoe. I have bought so many socks that slip when I walk or wear after just a few washes and have to toss them. My Gold Toe socks last and stay put.


Have a student? They need writing supplies. They may not admit it because they’d rather have gift cards and cash but I always like to attach gift cards to useful gifts for our college student. Attaching cash or a food gift card to a package of pens or highlighters make the git a bit more fun.

pen gifts

Target has some fun Pilot pens and markers that write smooth and are erasable. Find Pilot Frixion erasable pens and marker pens in different colors. They also have erasable highlighters. The Pilot Precise V5 writes so well as a pen and now they have a deco collection in fun colors and designs. Also find these on Amazon.

Visit these fun brands for more fun and retail locations.

Easter, Gift Guides, Home, Mother's Day, Reviews, Spring 2017, Toy Reviews

Spring Guide 2017 at Parenting Healthy

Welcome to the 2017 Spring Guide

Spring guide

It is in here you will find all of the spring guide posts. In one place you will find the features for Easter, Mother’s Day, Spring Cleaning and Summer Planning. Bookmark this page as it is an ongoing list. May take a moment to load all posts below….

Stay tuned in May for the Summer 2017 Guide.

Easter Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Spring Cleaning & Home

Getting Ready for Summer

Video Reviews by Anthony <<HERE>>

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Easter, Food, Gift Guides, Spring 2017

Easter Gift Ideas: GourmetGiftBaskets.com Easter Bunny Gift Tower

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Easter gift ideas

Browsing for gifts at GourmetGiftBasket.com is always very satisfying. They have the best gifts for even the hard-to-shop for on your gift list. They also have great ideas if you are shipping a gift or care package to a friend or family member because they are packaged and delivered with cards you can add personalized messages to. Right now you can order Easter gifts.

tower candy

I am featuring the Easter Bunny Gift Tower that includes:

  • Double Crisp Chocolate Carrots by Palmer – 3.35 oz. – Delightful chocolate candies in the shape of carrots make for a cute Easter treat.
  • (4) Peeps Bunnies by Just Born – Traditional Easter treats that are made of gooey marshmallow and topped with a dusting of sweet sugar.
  • Jelly Beans by Buttercup Candy Shoppe – 3.5 oz. – Luscious jelly beans in a delicious variety of rainbow flavors.
  • Solid Double Crisp Chocolate Bunny by Palmer – 4.25 oz. – Lovingly hand crafted by artisans following a centuries-old tradition, these solid milk chocolate bunnies are an Easter classic.
  • Sugar Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery – 4 oz. – Expertly crafted bite-sized sugar cookies that are irresistibly crisp and sweet.
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettle Corn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.4 oz. – Sweet kettle corn mixed with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper for a perfect salty-sweet treat.
  • Roasted & Salted Peanuts by J&R Gourmet – 2 oz. – Better than any ballpark peanuts you’ve ever tasted, these premium nuts are roasted and salted to perfection.
  • Honey Mustard Popcorn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.1 oz. – Sharp mustard is sweetened with honey to make this crispy popcorn flavor.
  • (15) Assorted Citrus Slices by Primrose Candy – Bursting with the taste of real fruit, these hard candies are sweet with just the right amount of sour.

bunny tower

How fun is the selection in this tower full of favorite food brands? Always fresh and if candy and snacks is not the right gift you are looking for, consider beer or wine baskets and even toy and fruit/meat baskets.


These make such fantastic gifts and are so easy to send as they are already packaged to gift. Visit Gourmet Gift Baskets to see all of the products. Look under Holidays & Occasions to find Easter gift ideas.

Books Reviews, Easter, Gift Guides, Giveaways, Infant Toddler Products, Spring 2017

Easter Gifts for Kids: Bunnies By The Bay – Giveaway

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My son was born in May (he is now 8 years old), but on his baby shower I had that was near Easter, I got a very soft blanket with a bunny head sewn on. This ended up being his best friend and went everywhere with him as an infant. It was like a blankie that was small enough for travels.  Bunnies By The Bay has such blankets as well as new spring arrivals that make great Easter gifts for kids.

bunny egg

This is Wittle Spring Bunny. He is so soft, small and lovable. I love just holding him and playing with his floppy ears.

bunny tag

Wittle Bunny has friends available: Wittle Kitty, Wittle Bear, Wittle Lambie and Wittle Duckie as well as Wittle Spring Bunny in pink, grey and lilac colors.


He is hand embroidered and has soft foot and paw pads. This is just the type of stuffed animals little hands want to touch and feel. There are no hard or plastic parts to bother baby. He is adorable as a friend to take along or as nursery decor so it makes a fantastic gift idea for baby or expecting parents.

easter gifts for kids

When I was expecting, I would go into my son’s nursery and always go for the stuffies and soft blankets in his room that was set up and waiting for him. I would hold the soft plush and think about the day I would meet my son and so these bunnies and blankets truly make special gifts before baby arrives. Wittle Bunny is just one of many new items for spring 2017 so visit Bunnies By The Bay and see all of the spring arrivals.


The Giveaway

1 lucky reader will win any full-priced item (up to $25) from their Spring 2017 New Arrivals page (HERE). Ends on 4/4. Open to the Continental US. Good luck-Enter below.