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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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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.

Gugu Guru

#TheHipList Shares Gugu Guru on This is it TV!

The Hip List and This is It TV have teamed up to bring Garden State expectant mothers must-have items for their nest!

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo has relied on Gugu Guru as she registers for Baby #2. Gugu Guru was created by a group of baby industry experts to make what’s typically an extremely overwhelming retail / baby registry experience for new and expectant moms feel personalized, fun and manageable by guiding them through the process in a really visual and fun way.  Users take a quiz and tell Gugu Guru about their personal style through a series of mood boards, their lifestyle (are they highly organic, very active, working moms, for example) and product preferences. The website then finds the best match baby products based on her answers and makes highly personalized recommendations.  The registry on Gugu Guru lists thousands of products – from the classics to new and emerging brands.

She tells host Cheldin Barlatt Rumer her favorite Gugu Guru finds:

The Lullaby Earth Breeze is a waterproof crib mattress with breathable safety cover that babies can breathe right through and helps to dissipate heat or moisture for warm bodied sleepers! The cover comes in four colors and white and serves as a waterproof protector pad that is machine washable.

Bambo Nature Diapers: You can say how they are designed to minimize the risks of diaper rash and allergies. Eco-friendly certifications illustrate our commitment to health and the environment. Super soft and ultra absorbent.

The Baby K’tan BREEZE Carrier is an innovative “ready-to-wear” baby wrap that is made of a unique cotton-mesh construction, providing added airflow for parent and baby. The carrier easily slips on like a t-shirt and can be worn in multiple positions from newborn to 35lb.

DockATot™ is a multi-functional lounging, co-sleeping, playing, chilling, and snuggling dock for baby and tots 0-36 months. Created with love in Sweden. Handmade in Europe and 100% breathable. Creates a “back to the womb” environment that helps babies sleep longer and better.

Lorena Canals: The first collection of machine-washable, eco, fair-trade rugs for nurseries and kids rooms that are safe, stylish and made in India. Designed in Spain and just launching for the first time in the US. Just toss in the washine machine and dryer and they will clean and hygenic for baby and kids.

Binxy: Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock provides a soft, comfy seat for your infant and baby up to 6 months of age while you shop. Allows you to fill your cart and even supports infant car seats up to 50 pounds, leaving plenty of room for your groceries for your cart while keeping baby comfy and safe.

Finn + Emma: Chosen by Vogue as one of the 10 best eco friendly sustainable brands for babies. Modern and organic baby and toddler clothing, toys, accessories and gifts, using only the finest 100% organic cotton, eco friendly dyes, and all natural wood.

Newlie Louise Diaper Backpack- Leather Free- It can also be worn as a shoulder bag or cross body bag so you can be hands free at any time. Even better, this is the perfect transitional baby bag. With our signature interior insulated pocket, you can store baby bottles during the diaper years and snacks as during the toddler years.

Zoocchini rattles- Soft and colorful fabrics- matches their super soft buddy blankets- gentle sounding rattle

Comotomo bottles- Our bottles are designed with a naturally shaped nipple with a wide mound to help your little one make a seamless switch from breast to bottle. Soft and Squeezable, Easy to Clean, Dual Anti-Colic Vent.

Babyganics NEW Bath & Skin Essentials– At Babies R Us- bubble bath, shampoo & body wash and daily lotion- natural and plant based – Our thick, soft instant foaming shampoo & body wash is safe for eyes, gentle on skin and rinses clean, leaving your baby’s hair and skin soft and nourished. And our moisturizing daily lotion the perfect finishing touch to keep baby’s sensitive skin protected as it faces the world after the tub.

Lulujo Swaddles & Clips– Simply use the clips to attach the swaddle onto the car seat, stroller, or your baby carrier. You could even use them to secure a swaddle during nursing sessions! Each set includes one Messy Stripe & Confetti print swaddle along with four coordinating two-tone clips. They’re currently available in four color options – aqua, blue, gray, or pink.

#HipNJ is giving away some of these #hip products, so be sure to follow us on social media to enter to win!

For more information on Gugu Guru, visit GuguGuru.com.

mommy

The Hip List: Mommy Must Haves

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo gives mommies some tips and tricks to feeling your best before, during, and after pregnancy! Check out her “Mommy Must Haves” here:

Cake Lingerie- Set of Four Panties
These ultra-soft cotton panties are both comfortable and sexy for any mommy-to-be! They are cut to sit slightly below the tummy but provide full coverage and narrow lace leg for discretion under clothing. They come in sets of four in neutrals and bright colors! $39, CakeMaternity.com

Cake Lingerie Seamless Maternity Nursing Bra
This nursing bra is functional for any mommy before, during, or after nursing. It has a razor back for full support and comfort and contains a side sling for discreet feeding and shape. In addition to nude, it also comes in a variety of colors and also has a matching panty available! $53, CakeMaternity.com

Premama
Premama provides drinkable prenatal vitamins for complete maternity wellness. Premama contains 14 essential vitamins and minerals for a mommy-to-be during pregnancy and is perfect for mixing with a morning smoothie! Premama is gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan and also is known to calm nausea and morning sickness. $28.55, Amazon

Hourglass Angel Waist Cincher
The Hourglass Angel Waist Cincher by Amia is exactly what you need to get your body back in shape post-pregnancy. It’s made of power latex and flexi-boning for firm compression with flexibility and comfort and uses hook-and-eye closures for precision fit. In addition, it’s guaranteed to visible decreases your waist 1-4 inches for a more firmed and flattened midsection! $54, Hourglass Angel