Last-Minute Gift Idea for Men: Mantry Artisan Food Crate

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Looking for an original gift idea for the special man on your gift list? Check out Mantry, the modern man’s pantry!

The #1 food gift for men, each Mantry includes 6 full-size artisan food products packed in a handmade wooden crate along with a custom manual detailing product stories and recipes. The food & beverage items that in Mantry are not your typical grocery store items and if your guy likes things like bacon, bourbon, and BBQ (what guy doesn’t!?!) he will LOVE receiving a gift subscription to Mantry.

I got a Mantry for Woof Woof Papa, and opened it up so I could show you the kinds of stuff to expect. Each box is designed around a specific theme, and this one is “Coffee and a Smoke” with all 6 items having rich and bold flavors.

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Some past box themes include Craft Beer Belly, Bacon Nation, Campfire Cookout and Salty Dog, just to name a few. So, if you’ve got a food lover on your list and are looking for a last-minute gift idea, get him a Mantry!

You’ll get a digital gift card delivered to your email instantly, and their first Mantry ships in January.

Gift Options:

1 Mantry $75 + $10 Shipping
3 Month $225 + FREE Shipping
6 Month $450 + FREE Shipping

3 & 6 MONTH BONUS: Until Dec 25 receive a bonus Mantry Jerky kit ($30 Value). Ships with their 2nd crate. Visit for more info and to order.

WIN a Gourmet Cookie Variety Pack from Almondina! {Ends 12/12}

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Almondina giveaway

Yesterday, we told you about how we’re enjoying trying all the yummy flavors of Almondina cookies. Yes, even on Nutrisystem, we’re still able to indulge since Almondina are low-calorie at only 30 calories!

We have a special treat for you, because we’ve arranged for one lucky reader to WIN their own variety pack of Almondina Cookies. You can check out all the flavor options and all-natural ingredients at

WIN a Variety Pack of Almondina Gourmet Low-Calorie Cookies!

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Almondina: Indulgently Tasty Low-Calorie Treats for People! (Sorry, Daisy)

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almondina cookies with coffeeBeing on Nutrisystem now for 2 months, we’ve become extremely careful about the types of snacks and treats we keep on hand so we don’t undo all the progress we’ve made so far with our weight loss. It’s especially difficult during the holidays, when we want to have nice cookies and treats around for guests, as well as stock up on some items we can use in gift bags and baskets. That’s why we’re super excited about discovering Almondina!

Almondina is an all-natural crispy almond cookie treat that’s perfect with coffee, as a dessert, or an afternoon snack. Their tagline is “Indulgently Tasty. Minimal Calories. Thin. Light. Crunchy.” and that totally sums it up! At only 30 calories, we’ve been enjoying ours as an “Extra” on our Nutrisystem meal plan. We each get 3 extras per day at up to 35 calories each. Favorite flavors so far include the Choconut, Ginger Spice, Chocolate Cherry and the Original (with almonds and raisins), and we can’t wait to try more varieties, too! We’ve been careful not to open them all at once or we might lose our will power and eat them ALL!!!!

I’ve also decided that they make a fabulous gift item to include in some gift baskets I’m putting together, along with colorful tea towels I snagged on sale, and some delicious sugar free Torani coffee syrup! I’m still looking for some baskets or other nice containers on sale. I found a few cute flower pots on clearance and am thinking about using those as gift baskets this year, too:

Almondina gift basket

In addition to being delicious, Almondina Cookies are:

  • Free of cholesterol, coloring and preservatives
  • Made with no added fat or salt
  • Low in calories – only 30 per slice
  • Made in America
  • Kosher and Pareve (non dairy)

If you’re looking for healthy and fancy hostess gifts, stocking stuffer, treats for your holiday guests, or something special to add to your gift baskets, be sure to keep an eye out for Almondina Cookies when you are combing the gourmet food gift aisles at TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Goods and other similar stores. You can also find them at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and many of the major grocery chains, too! Stop by and say hi to Almondina on Facebook, and follow @Almondina on Twitter to keep up with all the new flavor offerings and more.

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Sunbeam Gourmet Dog Treat Maker: A Bark-Worthy Holiday Gift Idea!

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Sunbeam Gourmet Dog Treat Maker

One of the HOTTEST pet gifts for the 2012 Holiday Season is sure to be the Sunbeam Gourmet Dog Treat Maker. We took it for a spin in our test kitchen and think that you are going to want to add this one to your own list for Santa Paws or pick one up for the pet lover in your life!

test kitchen for dog treat maker

The dog treat maker heats up quickly while you mix common pantry and grocery items to make a homemade batter. The machine comes with several easy to follow all-natural recipes include gluten-free and wheat-free. It’s super convenient because you can make a small batch any time and without needing specialty pans.

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$5 Free Credit = $4 Shipped for a Large Venison Joe’s Beef Bone for Dogs ($15 reg.)!

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A Large Venison Joe's Beef Bone

Score a HUGE savings on a very special treat your dog is sure to LOVE! Join DoggyLoot here and bank a FREE $5 Instant Credit good toward your first order. Then bag this Large Venison Joe’s Beef Bone for only $4 including Free Shipping when you apply your signup bonus at checkout! That’s a Savings of $11 OFF the retail price of $15! These all-natural gourmet dog bones are Made in USA and you can choose either hickory or maple smoked flavor.


It’s important, for your pet’s healthy and safety, to look for All-Natural Dog Treats that are Made in the USA! Browse a huge selection of All-Natural, Made in USA  Dog Treats and Chews from brands you can trust at Best Bully Sticks!