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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.

Think of Yourself, Too!

By Lisa Cardoso

At Hip New Jersey, we understand that life is hectic! Balancing school, work, internships and most importantly ‘you time’ can be quite the juggling act. Often, we leave ourselves on the last line of our To-Do lists. Getting your work done to the best of your abilities relies on taking care of yourself. Having an all-work-no-play lifestyle can catch up to you and cause you to crash, something we cannot afford.

First off, I’m going to explain that having ‘me time’ is strongly necessary. If you’re giving all of your time to everyone and everything else, you’re going to forget to keep yourself healthy. Taking an hour (or two if possible) to be with yourself everyday, maybe taking a bath, a nap, or taking moment to sit, helps you collect yourself and thoughts. Our minds are constantly being filled with information. Having time to gather your thoughts and process the information will result in a calmer attitude towards your responsibilities.

New Jersey’s lifestyle is fast-paced and everything you’re doing today needed to be done yesterday. Saying no is an effective way to take care of your physical and mental health. Taking on too many tasks will clutter your life and will wipe you out. We’re not saying to say no to important tasks that could get you fired or hamper your grades, we’re saying that you don’t have to do everything you’re asked to. You still have to complete all of your school assignments and complete your work obligations, but any extras are not necessary. You are the most important person in your life and you come first.

Ways to relax yourself can be to take a bath. Baths are all the rage now with bath bombs that change the color, smell, and feel to your experience. Baths are not only for girls! Boys need to take this into consideration. Your body will thank you. The warm water will relax your tense muscles. Taking that time to sit with your eyes closed and your mind clear can help you feel like a new you!

Another way to relax is taking up yoga! New Jersey has hundreds of yoga studios and classes. Yoga is great for your body and increases bone health and blood flow. If you are sitting for long periods of time, spine stretches can help reduce the pain you may feel. Focusing on your health on the inside will produce energy and provide you with a happier day on the outside.

Take time to do the things you love! It could be anything. Doing things that make you, you and allowing yourself to feel joy is another way to be stress-free. Any hobbies you have shouldn’t get pushed into the dark. Doing the things you love regularly will lead to a happier way of life.

Some of us often forget to go to bed early and wake up at the same time everyday. Going to bed early is major when you have a busy day ahead of you. Being well rested will help you complete your day with minimal coffee breaks. A sleep schedule helps our body know when it’s time to go to sleep and when it’s time to wake up.

You’re your own best friend and no one is going to take care of you better than you can take care of yourself. Putting ourselves last on our To-Do lists is not a healthy way of life. If we can’t perform as our best self, then our performances are worthless. Remember that you are just as important as your job, your school and your internship!