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Valentine’s Day Edition of Maria Falzo’s Hip List

Hip New Jersey’s own Maria Falzo has a few Valentine’s Day gift suggestions available through Grove Giftables in Cedar Grove. Maria and store owner Stacia have compiled a list of gift ideas for #HipNJ suitable for everyone in your life.

With the harsh winter we’ve had in New Jersey, what could be better than a cozy knitted hat? If there is a newborn in your life, the colorful hats for babies are an adorable and practical gift. Matching mommy-and-me hats are a cute option for parents and toddlers who like to maintain a chic wardrobe despite the winter weather.

Fitting for almost anyone in the family, the stylish S’ip by S’well bottles come in regular and large sizes. The caps are tethered to the bottle for children who have a penchant to misplace items. Grove Giftables can customize the bottles by etching your loved-one’s initials into the design. Regular-sized bottles cost $19.99 while large will run you $24.99.

For teachers or anyone who prefers to avoid sweets, there are fun and sparkly homemade soaps. Each soap is heart-shaped and comes in an assortment or V-Day colors. Individually, the soaps are $9 and a mason jar full of soaps cost $22.

Homemade cookies with Valentine’s Day messages inscribed in them are great for those with a sweet tooth. These go well inside a trendy #Love mug so you can enjoy your confections with a warm beverage.

The fashionable yet functional Bogg Bag is a excellent gift for any holiday but especially for that special lady on Valentine’s Day. The tote is waterproof and washable – great for a weekend away or a day at the beach. Stacia is offering a special for a Bogg Bag and a S’ip by S’well bottle purchased together.

Head down to Grove Giftables and check out their inventory of gifts for everyone in your life this Valentine’s Day.

holiday 2017

The Hip List’s #HipHoliday 2017 Picks

The Hip List is here with our favorite #HipHoliday 2017 gift picks! #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo takes you through these hot products you need to put under your tree.

Here’s how you can enter to win what’s in our sleigh:

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Good luck!

1) GelPro Elite Mat

GelPro Elite luxury comfort mat is designed to add comfort and joy to holiday cooking and parties (and all year long). It’s a life saver in the kitchen, plus with all the colors and patterns, it adds pizzazz to any home décor.

GelPro Elite luxury comfort mats are the only gel-filled, anti-fatigue mats for the kitchen. The mats have beveled, no-curl edges, non-slip bottom and stain-resistant top surface. GelPro Elite mats come with a five-year warranty. GelPro Elite mats start at $119.95 for a 20”x36” mat; they are sold direct at GelPro.com and at select national retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon, as well as many kitchen specialty stores. $119.95GelPro.com

2) ExtravaGONZO

Extravagonzo offers high quality, infused culinary oils and vinegars. We are founded on a deep commitment to create infused oils and balsamic vinegars with only whole, high-quality ingredients to maximize flavor, color and consistency. We use absolutely no flavorings, extracts or essential oils in our products.

If you are looking for the perfect hostess gift or just want to treat yourself to amazing flavor, grab their Variety Pack Gift Set. It includes their Sofi-Award-Winning Jalapeno Lime, Blood Orange, Roasted Garlic and Meyer Lemon Culinary Oils as well as a Dark Balsamic and White Balsamic Vinegar. $39.99, extravagonzofoods.com.

3) Shotsticks

Shotsticks is the ultimate party accessory! It is an interchangeable shot glass/beer glass shotski perfect for ski, sun and any party goer. The company, based in Freehold, New Jersey, strives to get everyone out there in the partying community to do a unified shot and beer chug. The Party Pack comes with 2 SHOTSTICKS, 6 acrylic shot glasses, 6 acrylic beer glasses, 4 end caps, and 2 connector clips. $55.00, Shotsticks.com

4) MannaEstore

Still looking for the perfect gift for your dad? Stevenson Almonte of Manna E joined Maria Falzo to discuss his made to measure business. “We decided to take this unique designing experience to the mass consumer,” Almonte says. The customer is left with a limited quantity piece that they can’t find anywhere else made specifically for them. Products sold include suits, shirts, ties and hats, with tie prices starting at $55.99, MannaEstore.com

4) 828 Clothing

Danielle Forte, creative director of 828 Clothing and wife of New York Jets star running back Matt Forte, stopped by the #HipNJ studio to discuss her stylish and versatile line.

828 Clothing includes pieces that encourage and enable mothers to retain their style identity during and following their pregnancy. Further, their babies can be stylish in playful galaxy print and signature onesies featuring tongue-in-cheek quotes created by NFL star, Matt!

Shop 828 for the holidays and receive 20% off your order by using promo code HIPNJ. Visit 828Clothing.com to order now.

5) Transitions Hair Solutions

Need a stocking stuffer for the beauty guru in your life? The CRLab Mild Shampoo cleans and hydrates without damaging the scalp. Its gentle formula enriched with hydrolyzed wheat proteins nourish hair for it to stay healthy and strong.

Follow #HipNJ on social media to learn how to enter to win a Transitions Hair Solutions​ experience! Transitions Hair Solutions is the exclusive New Jersey provider of the CRLab® trichology line from Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories of Italy. The winner will receive a complimentary Trichotest ($175 value) to determine which of the 3 trichology lines is best for the winner. They will also provided 1 free treatment ($150 value) from whichever line best suits the winner: Hair Loss Prevention, Sebum Regulating, or Moisturizing Anti-Dandruff. Total giveaway value is $325. The Trichotest and trichology service will take place at Transitions Hair Solutions located at 1860 Highway 35, Suite 3 Wall Township, NJ 07719.

6) Moonlite

Moonlite is an easy-to-use storybook projector for your mobile phone that turns your child’s favorite storybooks into an immersive and magical experience. Stories come to life with vivid projections, sound effects, background music and more when paired with the Moonlite app. $39.99, MyMoonLite.com.

7) Gotham Steel

Here’s a gift for your favorite chef! Gotham Steel is the newest technology in non-stick cookware. Made with ceramic and super strong titanium, cooking with Gotham Steel is like cooking on air! $29.99, GothamSteel.com

8) BIBO®

Bibo is THE ULTIMATE™ cocktail machine, giving you that great libation, previously only perfected at a bar or restaurant, at a much lower cost and at home. Debra Walker, owner and inventor of the BIBO®, demonstrates the easy-to-use product to #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo.

Bibo is available for purchase at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com and other retailers! $179.99, BiboBarmaid.com

9) Rookie Humans

Here’s the perfect #HipHolidays 2017 present for the new mommy and baby in your life!

Rookie Humans​ produces whimsical, hand drawn, 100% cotton sheets by international designers for stylish parents and their sleeping babies. Mompreneur Gabriela Anggono, who lives in Maplewood, New Jersey​, was a successful advertising executive turned stay-at-home mom after her husband moved them all to Paris for his new job opportunity. After spending HOURS taking pictures of her children in their cribs, she wondered ‘Why aren’t crib sheets more imaginative?’ She returned to the U.S. and launched Rookie Humans nursery brand.

The line is available in two sizes, US standard crib mattresses and mini crib mattress and Made with soft 100% cotton sateen, 230 thread count. These sheets have been featured on the Today Show​, Pregnancy Magazine​ and many other outlets! $34.99, RookieHumans.com.

10) Clyde May’s Whiskey

Drink and be merry this #HipHoliday season! Steve Fette, craft spirit specialist development specialist for Allied Beverage Group, talks to the #HipList’s Maria Falzo about the different ways you can (safely!) enjoy Clyde May’s Whiskey! Check a retailer closest to y

11) A Birthday Wish

Giving back is always in season! Learn the heartwarming story of Jane Hoffman, a Westfield, New Jersey-based mother and founder of A Birthday Wish, a non-profit organization that grants the birthday wishes of children in foster care. Donate yours today by visiting ABirthdayWish.org.

Thanksgiving giveaways

The #HipList’s Thanksgiving Giveaways

The Hip List is here with a cornucopia of Thanksgiving giveaways! #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo takes you through these hot products.

Here’s how you can enter to win our bountiful giveaways:

Facebook

Find the contest posts. Then, follow the brands, share the post and tag a friend!

Twitter

Fid the contest posts. Then, follow the brands and re-tweet to your followers!

Instagram

Find the contest posts. Then, follow the brands and tag a friend!

Good luck!

1. Hic Olive Oil

Hiç Olive Oil products make the perfect holiday gift for the foodie in your life! This Turkish line presses olives exclusively from one source, the Hiç Farmland Estate, where only the most healthy, hearty and purest olives are grown! Hiç olives are 100% natural and free of any, and all, additives and preservatives. Visit HicOliveOilStore.com to shop!

2. FattyCakesNY

FattyCakesNY is born in Brooklyn but baked in Fort Lauderdale and specializes in cookie cakes, cookie cake jars, and cookies! The Salted Chocolate cookies Maria previews are part of the Brewer’s Dozen collection and are gluten-free, vegan and soy free. These contain less 50% less refined sugar than other FattyCakesNY options. These cookies are made with a combination of gluten-free oat flour and Brewer’s Yeast in place of wheat flour, so provides an energy boost and tons of fiber. They also contain organic coconut oil.

FattyCakesNY ships nationwide and custom flavor requests are welcome! Order your delicious batch today at FattyCakesNY.com.

3. Hamptons Salt Company

Gift bundles from the Hamptons Salt Company make the perfect holiday gift for the foodie in your life! They are the preeminent provider of all natural sea salt and contain no unhealthy additives. Their selection of flavored and smoked salts provide a burst of flavor with just a pinch and can add some zip to any meal, snack or drink! Shop more at HamptonsSalt.com.

4. HelloFresh

HelloFresh is on a mission to save home cooking, and lift the mood around it — turning it from a chore into something you’ll actually look forward to! While anyone can deliver a box of food, HelloFresh opens up an experience that goes beyond the final plate and brings the fun of cooking back into people’s lives. Prices start at $59.00 (for a box with 3 meals serving 2 people). This is a perfect last-minute gift to easily email a gift card.

HelloFresh partner’s with Table to Table (in Engelwood Cliffs, NJ), donating surplus food on a weekly basis to help fight hunger in the local community. For Thanksgiving, HelloFresh will be inviting customers to donate the value of food in their box (instead of pausing or canceling their delivery) and matching those gifts to purchase turkeys to donate to Table to Table for families to enjoy for the holiday.

Take $30 off your first box by using promo code HIPLIST2017 at checkout! Visit HelloFresh.com and try it today!

5. Breathe™

Don’t clean up after your Thanksgiving guests with harmful toxins! Breathe™ is the first aerosol cleaning line with 100% of ingredients meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice criteria. Instead of LPG, breathe™ is powered by air and creates a much healthier environment for your family (including pets!).

Breathe is available to purchase at Wegmans or you can shop at BreatheCleaning.com.