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Warm drinks Recipes for Fall

Fall is on its way, so why not celebrate with your Hand-warming cozy mug and a hug cup of homemade apple cider? Coppin’s Gifts has some great warm beverage recipes so you can feel warm from the inside out!

Homemade Apple Cider

Ingredients:

  • 12 Honey Crisp apples

    Enjoy a warm drink on a chilly day with your Hand Warming Cozy Mug!

    Enjoy a warm drink on a chilly day with your Hand Warming Cozy Mug!

  • 1/3 of a cup of sugar
  • 1 peel of an orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean, opened up and insides taken out
  • Enough water to fill pot and cover the rest of the ingredients

Directions:

Peel apples and cut them into quarters. Next, add water to a Dutch oven pot or a large boiling pot. Place apples into the pot, along with the sugar, orange, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla bean. Bring the pot to a boil, and then simmer for two hours. Mash the apples within the pot; continue to cook for another half an hour, then strain. Enjoy in your Hand-Warming cozy mug for a sweet autumn treat!

Pumpkin Chai Latte

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of Chai tea
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions:

Start by mixing the sugar and water together to make a simple syrup. Next, stir in the pumpkin pie spice into the syrup and bring it to a boil. Continue to cook on low setting. Brew Chair tea. Add simple pumpkin syrup to tea. Add a small amount of milk and enjoy!

Have more fall beverage recipes? Leave us a comment below!

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Get Ready for the Chilly Fall Season with Snoozies! Slippers

Keep your toes warm during the early fall months with a pair of snoozies! Slippers.

Keep your toes warm during the early fall months with a pair of snoozies! Slippers.

If there is one thing that isn’t good about the fall season, it’s chilly feet. Wearing slippers around the house can be uncomfortable and almost like wearing shoes. Why not wear something that keeps your feet warm and comfortable, while looking cute, too? At Coppin’s Gifts, we have your solution: snoozies! Slippers. This adorable and cozy mix between a sock and a slipper will keep your feet warm.

In addition to keeping you feet toasty during a chilly day, these sock-slippers come in all different patterns and colors. Whether you’re more of a peace sign chick, or just the kind of girl that loves to wear blue, there is a perfect pair for you! In addition to all the colors, you can either purchase a pair of snoozies! boots or foot coverings with a non-skid sole. This makes it easier for you to cruise around your house on a chilly day and not slip!

We have kids’ sizes and women’s sizes, too. Want the perfect gift for your September baby? A pair of these comfy and soft booties would be a great surprise for your little one on their big day. Need an early Christmas present for a relative that lives far away? A pair of snoozies! is a great way to keep them warm!

Want more snoozies! fun? Check out our snoozies! section of our website.

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Labor Day Recipes to Send Off Summer in the Right Way

With Labor Day coming up this weekend,  you might be scrounging for some great recipes to impress your barbeque guests.  Have no fear! At CoppinsGifts.com, we have a few easy salads and other dishes to help you send off summer the right way, as well as a beautiful “You are Special” red plate to serve them on!

Use these tasty recipes to say "Farewell" to summer!

Use these tasty recipes to say "Farewell" to summer!

Grilled Corn Salad

  • 10 ears of corn, grilled
  • 4 Tbps. of Olive Oil
  • ½ of a red onion, diced
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup of lime juice (to taste)
  • Thyme and Basil (to taste)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Start by grilling the 10 ears of corn until they look slightly charred. When finished, take the corn off of the cob and place into a large mixing bowl. Next, add chopped onions, tomatoes, and herbs. Then add your lime juice and Olive Oil, gently mixing all the ingredients together. Add your salt and pepper to taste. You can serve this delicious salad warm or chilled, which makes it perfect for your end of the year outdoor barbeque!

Breaded Crunchy Tomato slices

  • 2 Sliced tomatoes
  • ½ of a cup of Olive oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs

Put your sliced tomatoes in a pie dish, or some sort of baking pan. Add your olive oil by putting your tomatoes in half-way, letting them soak up all the oil for 30 minutes. Dry off excess oil off with a paper towel. Press into your breadcrumbs and enjoy as a nice, light, vegetarian snack!

Cherry Jubilee Compote Surprise

  • 5 cups cherry (pitted)
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup of sugar

Put all ingredients into a large pan and reduce them down until they are soft. Serve over ice cream or cheesecake for a delicious dessert that will have everyone wanting more!

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Your Child’s Birthday: How to make it so you both can enjoy it

Your child’s birthday is a momentous day, which usually involves some cake, a friend or two, and some form of entertainment. When your kids are really young, it may be hard to throw a party they can also enjoy. Coppin’s Gifts has the memorable collection of Precious Moments birthday train figurines that are ideal for a reoccurring gift for your child. We’ve also put together some great birthday party tips to keep in mind so you and your child can make memories to last a lifetime.

  • Keep it short: Make sure to plan a short birthday party for your child. Once all the young kids get tired, the
    Make your child's birthday awesome for them (and you) by using these stress-free steps!

    Make your child's birthday awesome for them (and you) by using these stress-free steps!

    birthday party will turn into one, big cranky-fest. Make sure you plan the party for the afternoon (post-nap) so the little ones have energy to enjoy the party!

  • Lots of balloons: Kids adore balloons. It’s a fact of life. Make sure you pick foil or Mylar balloons so that the small kids do not choke on them. Helium balloons are always a great souvenir to take home with them, too!
  • Take it easy: Don’t stress. If something goes wrong, make sure not to freak out. We know it can be a really stressful day planning a party, but try not to get too worked up over such a fun, exciting, and celebratory day!
  • Check your food: Anyone have a food allergy you should be aware of? Make sure you call the kids’ parents to check beforehand.

Have more simple tips for planning a child’s birthday party? Leave us a comment below!

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Recipes for Summer Entertaining

Who doesn’t love a good summer barbeque? At CoppinsGifts.com we have fun summer board games that you and your friends can play. We also have a beautiful serving plate, the red You are Special plate that is a perfect gift or platter for you to serve finger foods on. If you’re in the mood for some summer entertaining, we have a few fun and easy recipes for you to try out on your guests!

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Cinnamon Donut Muffins:
(Recipe by justbakedbyme.wordpress.com)

12 oz. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ¾ cups of sugar
4 eggs
6 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbs., 2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 ¾ tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 2/3 cups milk
¼ cup buttermilk
• Bake at 350 degrees. Serve with butter and cinnamon sugar.

Frozen Yogurt Dots
(Recipe by onegoothingbyjillee.com)

Small container of your favorite yogurt
Plastic bag with zipper top
Cookie tray
• Fill up plastic bag with your favorite yogurt. Cut one of the ends off of the bag and make small dots of yogurt on the cookie tray. Freeze for a half an hour. Peel yogurt dots off of the cookie tray and put into a bowl or cup for a sweet, refreshing treat!

Do you have any more recipes for us? Leave us a comment below!

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End of the year teacher gifts: Show your appreciation with something special

When school’s out for the summer, it is always nice to thank your child’s teacher by getting them something nice. CoppinsGifts.com has a great selection of small gifts for you to browse that really show your child’s teacher that you appreciate their hard work throughout the year.

CoppinsGifts.com has picked out our top three end of the year teacher gifts for you to take a peek at:
  • The Willow Tree Angels Embrace: This beautiful wooden figurine is the perfect gift idea for your child’s teacher.heartcharm This small gift shows an adult nurturing a child, as our teachers do so well. Willow Tree Angels’ Embrace is the one of the best choice to give to that special teacher at the end of the year.
  • You are Special Red Plate: This decorative red plate is a great gift for any teacher. Throughout the year, we’re sure teachers do get discouraged, frustrated or mad with themselves, like any other person. By giving them this beautiful plate, you’re reminding them that they are special and make a difference in many children’s lives.
  • Heart Scarf Charm: During the winter months, this little charm can be shown off on your teacher’s scarf. A unique, charming, and sentimental gift would be perfect for any instructor. This perfect little add of charm is a great way for your teacher to remember your child by.
Show your appreciation to your child’s teacher by showing them you value their hard work and patience with your child. Check out the rest of our end of the year teacher gifts at CoppinsGifts.com.
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Warm Your Way into Dad’s Heart with the Hand Warming Cozy Mug

Now that Mother’s Day has passed, Dads get to take a turn as we celebrate Father’s Day! Why not get your Father something affordable that he can use everyday? Coppin’s Gifts has the perfect gift for your old man – the hand warming cozy mug. This crafty mug will keep Dads fingers warm while he enjoys his favorite warm beverage. Not only will this cup warm his fingers, it also comes in four fantastic colors: black, brown, cream, and green!

Still not sure your Dad would appreciate one of these hand warming mugs? Here are three reasons why you should buy Dad one of these warming mugs for Father’s Day:

  1. For the obvious reasons – warm hands! Who really likes cold hands anyway?

  2. Not only can you buy our hand warming mugs in a solid color, but you can customize it with a phrase like, “All things are possible to those who believe”. This will give Dad a small pick-me-up, besides the coffee in his new warming mug.

  3. This versatile mug keeps both of your hands warm. Yes, we said both.

A hand warming mug is the perfect Father’s Day gift to keep your Father’s hands warm during those brisk, summer mornings on the porch. Take a look at our vast collection of mugs and the rest of our fun and useful Father’s Day gifts at CoppinsGifts.com.

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DaVinci Beads Spell the Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day

Sometimes finding the perfect gift for mom can be difficult. You want to make sure you’re getting something exceptional for the most special woman in your life. DaVinci bead bracelets are an easy, affordable way to give mom a personalized unique gift that she will cherish for years.

The DaVinci bead bracelet can highlight you mother’s favorite hobbies, interests and her great taste in jewelry. The great thing about these bracelets is that no two are alike. She can change the bead order or swap them out for different beads as often as she likes. Also, now you’re set for gifts for the next few holidays, just keep adding beads to mom’s bracelet!

Need some advice? Don’t worry; we’re here to help you decide which charms you should get for her this holiday:

DaVinci bead braceletsM: Mother and Child Charm – Let mom show off her love for her children.

O: Oval CZ Dangle Charm – Classy and elegant, just like mom.

T: Toggle Bracelet by DaVinci Beads – Available in a variety of sizes.

H: Horse Shoe Dangle Charm – Let her know she is your lucky charm.

E: Enamel DaVinci Charms – So many colors and designs to choose from.

R: Red Daisies Enamel Charm – Add a sweet touch with a daisy charm.
 

Check out these charms and the rest of our great collection of DaVinci Beads at CoppinsGifts.com. Also, be sure to check out the entire collection of Mother’s Day gifts we have in stock. We hope you and your mom have a wonderful day!

 

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Take a Fashionable Snooze on Your Tie

pillow tieAre you a man who has experienced one of those moments when you’re just overcome with a sudden urge to fall asleep? We don’t blame you. Sometimes life can become so boring (or stressful)! But, it’s probably not very tempting to close your eyes and take a short snooze without a pillow. Next time don’t be caught drowsy and unprepared! Wear your pillow proudly on your chest in the form of a pillow tie! Below we’ve listed five situations where a pillow tie can come in handy.

  • Get comfortable without paying big bucks for first class seats by inflating your pillow tie, and sleeping through your next plane ride.
  • Taxis can become comfortable when you’re leaning on your tie instead of the taxi’s door.
  • Don’t feel forced to sit and listen to a coworker’s lengthy pitch during a meeting, inflate your pillow tie and take a short snooze. (Don’t do this when the boss is talking, obviously.)
  • Dinner with your girlfriend? Be comfortable and remain classy by wearing your pillow tie to a high class restaurant.
  • After a long, hard work day, attending a birthday party can be tiring. You won’t have to worry about falling asleep in your slice of cake. Inflate your pillow tie, just in case!

These are only a few of the many situations where a pillow tie can come in use. Can you think of a situation where you wish you had a pillow tie?

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Happy Nappers and Caring for Stuffed Animals

It’s a cuddly pet!  It’s a house!  It’s a Happy Napper!

A friend and pillow in one!

A friend and pillow in one!

These super cute and cuddly plush toys will be an instant favorite with your kids.  Whether your little one wants to snuggle with a stuffed animal or relax with a big fluffy pillow, they’ll be able to do it with Happy Nappers.  When the Happy Napper is in his house, all you have to do is unzip the back, pull him out of his door, and he’s ready to play.  With a range of options like the Happy Nappers Dog, Happy Nappers Unicorn, and Happy Nappers Penguin, your kids are sure to find the cuddly buddy of their dreams!

We have many different kinds of plush animals here at Coppin’s Gifts.  From the fun and multi-functional Happy Nappers and Pillow Pets, to the cute Perfect Petzzz and Webkinz, to the so-ugly-they’re-adorable Ugly Dolls, we’ve got something for everyone!

Stuffed Animal Care Tips

Keep those plush friends looking and feeling good for years to come.

  • Once or twice a year, let the stuffed animals lay out in the sun for an afternoon.  This will help prevent any musty smells from taking over.  Everyone loves a day in the sunshine!
  • Just like any other good thing, keep the sunshine in moderation.  Too much sun will cause their colors to fade.
  • If a stuffed animal helps to comfort your child during an illness or cold, be sure to wash it afterwards.
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