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2016 World Vision Gift Catalog #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide #ad #GiftCatalog

11/30/16
I received items from World Vision's 2016 Gift Catalog for review.  All opinions are mine.

Amid the hustle and bustle of family gatherings, shopping for gifts, and making holiday memories, it's also so important to remember the true spirit of the season:  giving in whatever way we can and showing love to others.

Why not consider giving a gift that is unique and gives back from the 2016 World Vision Catalog


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You can choose a gift that not only puts a smile on someone's face, but truly makes a difference in someone's life.

We have pooled our resources with extended family in the past to buy a gift from the catalog.  It's a great way to teach our kids that Christmas isn't just about receiving, but also about giving to those who are less fortunate than they are.
 
The 2016 World Vision Gift Catalog contains more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts, ranging in price from $16 to $39,000, that improve the quality of life for struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world.

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The money raised from your purchase of these handcrafted gifts goes to the Where Most Needed fund, which supports a variety of World Vision’s programs.

Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative. Last year alone, more than 650,000 people were helped through funds generated by the Catalog.  More than 30 gifts in the catalog are $35 or less, including items like chickens, job training or school supplies.

Want to see where your money goes? Check out this video from World Vision to learn more: 



We received a sample box of beautifully hand-crafted items from the catalog including home decor and accessories.

For the Home:



2016 World Vision Gift CatalogTree of Life Votive Holder – This lovely votive holder is handmade from cast-off materials. Artisans in India work hard to raise themselves out of poverty and help light the way for their children’s education. $65





World Vision 2016 Gift CatalogUpcycled Artisanal Bowl – This stunning bowl is up-cycled from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal. Artisans in India have hand bent and soldered each piece into inspirational shapes to create this artistic and elaborate bowl that is great as a decorative piece or to hold special items. $135


World Vision 2016 Gift CatalogHistory’s First Coffee Blend – Citrus and chocolate pair up in this 10-ounce whole bean blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Permata Gayo coffees from farmers who are overcoming poverty with their earnings. An olivewood scoop and African bag complete the package. $75





For Your Closet:


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Turquoise Medallion Necklace – Handmade by families in Delhi, this brightly-beaded medallion necklace adds a bold pop of color to any outfit. $75


2016 World Vision Gift CatalogRoyal Silk Scarf This gorgeous silk scarf adds color to the holidays and supports the needs of children and families worldwide. The luxurious silk is woven by Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers, who receive sustainable income through their craft. $95




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Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet - One creative community on the island of Java makes these unique bracelets to help provide a sustainable income and care for their children. The artisan group is led by a mother who pours her heart into her craft. $45


I chose several pieces to give to extended family as gifts.  Each piece is beautiful, but my two favorites are the Tree of Life votive holder and the Upcycled Artisanal bowl.  

My camera can't pick up the candlelight glow from the votive holder well, but you can see the effect when the sunlight shines through.  I love the bright color!

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The upcycled artisinal bowl is perfect for holding fruit or decorative items.  I love the unique shape and neutral color.  

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Many of these items can be used as hostess gifts at parties, teacher gifts, or for family and friends.


There are so many ways that you can make a difference this holiday season.   Consider impacting a life by choosing a gift from the 2016 World Vision Gift Catalog.  



To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS or you can order online: http://donate.worldvision.org/ways-to-give/gift-catalog?campaign=3020570



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Welcome to the Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop
Disclosure: Blog Hop hosts and the hop bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is not connected to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media.

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 Giveaway:  One reader will win a prize pack from World Vision's Gift Catalog

Just use the Giveaway Tools below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  You must complete each task entirely or your entries will not count.  

 This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 12/14/16 at  11:59 PM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery.  Prize may take 6-12 weeks to ship from the sponsor. By entering the giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.

Disclosure:  I received items from World Vision's Gift Catalog for review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Hello Kitty Digital Advent Calendar #HelloKitty #ad

I received a free code for the Hello Kitty Digital Advent Calendar.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are mine.


Are your little ones eagerly counting down the days until Christmas?  Mine sure are!  We use an advent calendar every year, but this year we are also downloading the new Hello Kitty StoryGIF Digital Advent Calendar by Zoobe Messenger Entertainment.

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Did you know the Advent Calendar is a Christmas tradition that has been around since the early 1900’s?  If you're not familiar with it,  this is a special countdown to the big day with 24-25 doors or windows with chocolate or other special little surprises when opened each day leading up to Christmas.

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The Hello Kitty Advent Calendar is a digital experience that gives the same effect via your mobile phone with a new-adorable image to collect each day to express yourself, spread the holiday cheer and message to friends.  I know my Hello Kitty fan is going to love this fun digital addition to our holiday tradition!


December 1st to 25th you can unlock an adorable free GIF each day (Or purchase all 25 at once.)   How fun are these?  You can save them to your phone, share them to facebook, twitter or instagram, or message your friends.  AK loves sending messages to her grandparents from my phone.


The app will be available in apps stores today on iOS $.99 and Android $.79.  


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For more holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible Plus Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide #ad #TommyMommy

I received a NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible plus themed items for review as a Tommy Mommy Blogger.  All opinions are mine.

The holiday season is in full swing and you may be looking at a long gift list for your loved ones.  If you have a child ages 7-11 on your list, a Bible is a great gift idea.  I've been looking for my daughter's first kids Bible and found out about a new kids Study Bible geared toward that age group called the NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible by David Jeremiah.


David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point, an international ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching through radio and television, the Internet, live events, and resource materials and books. He is the author of more than fifty books including Captured by Grace, Angels—Who They Are and How They Help, What in the World Is Going On?, and Agents of the Apocalypse. 

What makes this Bible different from other kids Bibles is the themed characters called the Genesis Exploration Squad.  These five explorers (and 2 other special members a robot and a monkey) make it their mission to learn all about the Bible and its history.  

They embark on these missions on the Airship Genesis which is sort of like a time machine that can take them back through Biblical history.  Kids can join the squad on their adventures in reading the Bible through the extra features and interactive website.  

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“With a new generation rising up, we have the chance to leave a legacy of great inheritance. Airship Genesis: Legendary Bible Adventure means giving our children the truth of God’s Word with the creative content and quality they deserve.” 
—Dr. David Jeremiah


The extra features to this New King James Version® include:

  • Foreword to Airship Genesis from Dr. Jeremiah
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • 66 Mission Overviews exploring the main theme and purpose of each book in the Bible
  • What Is the Bible All About? article
  • 100 Rupert Reports noting interesting Bible story facts
  • 60 Logos Discovery articles to help kids see the main themes of Scripture
  • 75 Power Force sidebars that help kids learn and apply Bible truths
  • 50 Bible Heroes examining important Bible characters
  • 100 Bible Blasts highlighting Scripture memory passages
  • Full-color maps
  • Concordance
  • Full color throughout the Bible pages
  • 32 vibrant, full-page Bible character illustrations

These extra features help kids understand the Bible more on their level.  They also open up great discussions with parents.  If your children are more visual learners (like I am), the illustrations and maps are super helpful! 

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We were also sent a drawstring bag, an Airship Genesis iron-on patch, a poster and a water bottle. These make great gifts to go along with the Bible for your child to enjoy. Hopefully there will be more themed merchandise in the near future. 

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I am already a huge fan of the Airship Genesis website. It has monthly audio episodes of the squad's Bible missions, hands-on activities, and downloadable Mission Guides.  The mission theme (and cartoon characters) is appealing to both boys and girls.   My daughter's favorite is the monkey.  She is hoping that these audio episodes will translate to an animated series and games!  

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While my daughter is a little younger than the recommended age level, I know this is a Bible that she will be able to use for many years as she becomes an independent reader.

This is a wonderful Bible that makes learning the Bible interesting and fun.  It would make a great gift this holiday for children ages 7-11. 



Where to Buy:  The NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible is available currently on sale for $20.99 online.




Giveaway:  One reader will win a NKJV Airship Genesis Kids Study Bible
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Just use the Giveaway Tools below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  You must complete each task entirely or your entries will not count.  



 I'm a Tommy Nelson Mommy BloggerThis giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 12/14/16 at  11:59 PM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery.  Prize may take 6-12 weeks to ship from the sponsor. By entering the giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.

Disclosure:  I received these items as a Tommy Nelson Mommy Blogger for review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 11/28 #linky #giveaway

11/28/16
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Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

Have you recovered from your holiday shopping yet?

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long!
Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaways

Hearts for Hearts Girls Doll US only  Ends 11/30


ZONDERkidz Holiday Book US only Ends 11/30






Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.


Character Blanket Wrap Wardrobe #Giveaway @southernmomlove

11/25/16
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How was your Thanksgiving?  Are you one of the folks that is out shopping on Black Friday or are you staying at home?  The weather here is chilly.  If it's chilly where you are, you'll want to check out this cozy blanket wrap giveaway.  It makes a great gift!


Welcome to the Character Blanket Wrap Wardrobe Giveaway Event!

Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves


Winter is coming. You know what that means. Cute new products from Richard Leeds International! These cozy character blanket wraps are the cutest yet and come in fun characters like a Shark, Panda, Unicorn, Zebra, Giraffe, Dino, Cow, Cat, Olaf, Hello Kitty, Minion, & Eyeore, just in time for Black Friday shopping! 


Holly from Southern Mom Loves reviewed one of these adorable wraps; You can see that post here.


So if you're looking for some adorable winter wearables, look no further than your local Walmart store where you can find these cute offerings in the Sleepwear section or online at Walmart.com. Then enter to win a full blanket wrap wardrobe below!

  • 1-(One) 1st prize: 6 Cozy Character Wrap Blankets!
  • 3-(Three) 2nd prizes: 4 Cozy Character Wrap Blankets!
  • 6-(Six) 3rd prizes: 3 Cozy Character Wrap Blankets!
  • 16-(Sixteen) 4th prizes: 1 Cozy Character Wrap Blanket!


26 total winners will be sent fun Cozy Wraps in randomly chosen designs from the 12 styles available (ARV $468!)


Enter below, the odds are fantastic!

Giveaway begins on 11/25/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 12/22/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. Once confirmed, the winners will be added to the Southern Mom Loves Winner's List.

Cosatto Supa Dupa Stroller #Giveaway @mamathefox

11/23/16
Happy Thanksgiving week!  Do you know someone who is expecting or is searching for a new stroller for their little ones?
I have teamed up with some great bloggers to offer you an awesome giveaway from Cosatto.  
 
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Cosatto's coolest stroller is now available in the US - the Supa Dupa (a double folding umbrella stroller)! This is not your average stroller. It boasts features like an iPad holder, a speaker for your iPod and muff to keep you child's feet warm in the colder weather.   Can you believe it?  It has some amazing features!

No feature was overlooked with this stunning, state-of-the-art stroller. Check out MamatheFox's full review for more details and information.

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The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray #Giveaway #ad #HolidayGiftGuide

I received a Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray for review.  All opinions are mine.


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This holiday season, the answer to the question “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” is answered when The Secret Life of Pets comes to Digital HD November 22, 2016 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand December 6, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. 

The humans behind the Despicable Me franchise present America’s top-grossing original film of the year, the animated comedy is a worldwide hit with over $834 million in global ticket sales. The Secret Life of Pets is “non-stop action and laughs,” says Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD versions feature nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions which debuted in theaters and is now available to own.

In their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead when we leave for work or school. Max, voiced by Louis C.K., is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper) brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet) a big, boisterous mutt she finds at the shelter. 


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When Max and his unruly new “roommate” slip away from their dog-walker, they find themselves lost in the urban jungle of New York City. In an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.

With an all-star voice cast including Louis C.K. (TV’s Louie), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Steve Coogan (Minions) and Albert Brooks (Finding Dory). The film is directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me franchise, Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax) and co-directed by Yarrow Cheney (Despicable Me franchise).




 

My family has been looking forward to this blu-ray release for months and couldn't wait to finally see the film.  We have had many pets over the years including hamsters, gerbils, cats, dogs and now a goldfish.  The premise of the movie is imagining what your pets do all day when their owners are gone. 

You might imagine that they sleep all day (our cats did that a lot).  Or that they make mischief while you are gone (as evidenced by the trash you might find ripped open in the kitchen like we did with our dog once).  But did you ever think that your pets could be head banging to rock music?  Or getting a massage from one of your kitchen appliances?

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Max and Duke are thrown into some alpha male "sibling rivalry" right away.  But they learn to work together and to get along by the end of the movie.   There are some good messages in the film about teamwork, friendship, and overcoming jealousy.   

I don't think my family has ever laughed as much at a movie as we did at The Secret Life of Pets.  The different animals are pretty hysterical not to mention down right cute.  My girls absolutely love Gidget.  I have a feeling that they are going to want another dog in the future.  Your kids might just ask for a pet after watching this too!

We also enjoyed the music in the film with songs like "Welcome to New York" and "Lovely Day."   The bonus features were pretty fun including the hot dog sing along to the tune of a Grease song.

The Secret Life of Pets is the perfect family-friendly movie to give the pet lover in your life this holiday!  We give it two paws up!



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Universal Home Pictures The Secret Life of Pets partners with Apple:

Recently announced by iTunes, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has partnered with Apple on The Secret Life of Pets to provide Siri the koalifications to answer the question, “What do my Pets do when I’m not at home?" 

With 15 different programmed responses, this is the first time Apple has collaborated on a home entertainment title and the first time Siri has been programmed to interact with an iTunes movie title. We are not kitten you, this toadally works!



Where to Buy: 

In stores and online at Universal Pictures The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray is $34.98


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Disclosure: Blog Hop hosts and the hop bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is not connected to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media.


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Welcome to the 2nd Annual Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail & Capturing the Moment! I have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to share some awesome giveaways with our readers. Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs listed below and enter some fabulous giveaways, all of which are worth a minimum of $25!

Giveaway:  One reader will win The Secret Life of Pets Blu-ray
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Just use the Giveaway Tools below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  You must complete each task entirely or your entries will not count.  

 This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 12/07/16 at  11:59 PM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery.  Prize may take 6-12 weeks to ship from the sponsor. By entering the giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.

Disclosure:  I received a Secret Life of Pets bluray for review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Kohls Cares Holiday Collection 2016 #HolidayGiftGuide #sponsored #kohlscares

11/22/16
I received Kohls Cares items for review.  All opinions are mine.

This Giving Tuesday, we are reminded of how important it is to give back to those in our community.  Kohl's Cares offers a special holiday collection of gifts that does just that.  One hundred percent of the net profit supports children's health initiatives world wide.  

To date, Kohl's has raised over $300 million through the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program. The company has provided financial support to hospitals across the country. Donations fund hospital outreach programs focused on children’s health initiatives and address the specific issues needed most in each hospital’s community.  Isn't that amazing?

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This year's holiday collection features some of the most beloved hardcover books and classic characters including Curious George, Paddington, Madeline and Cordoroy.  Each book and plush costs only $5 available through the end of December.


Books and toys featured in the Kohl’s Cares holiday collection include:



My girls adore Curious George and are excited to have a cuddly plush of their own.  We can't wait to read the adventure of George in a chocolate factory finding out how candy is made! These plush are great quality and you can't beat the price of a stuffed friend and a hardcover book for only $10.

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The 'Tis The Season cookbook has a great variety of kid-friendly cookie, bar and candy recipes for memorable holiday feasts and delicious treats for the season.  It makes a great gift for the baker in your life!

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And the Holiday CD features some great classics from legends like "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley, "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autrey and "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Frank Sinatra.

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New this season, Kohls Cares is also offering an assortment of gift ideas for the whole family including:

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  • Night Before Christmas book and plush bundle, Orig. $8plush reindeer, holiday gifts, gift guide, holiday gift guide
  • No-sew fleece throw, Orig. $12
  • Kohl's Cares® No-Sew Fleece Throw Quilt Craft Kit 
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  • Color and Create Your Own Cards, Orig. $5
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  • Christmas Movie Trivia, Orig. $5 

All of these gift ideas are only $12 and under!  You're sure to find something for everyone on your list at Kohl's.  Plus you can feel good about giving a gift that gives back too!




Where to Buy:  

All of the Kohl's Cares holiday collection items are available in store and online at Kohl's.




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For more holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

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