January 20, 2018

E-Gift Cards: Easy & Clever Chanukah Gifts

E-Gift Cards: Easy & Clever Chanukah Gifts

They’re easy because all you have to do is click and your gift is done.  They’re clever because you don’t have to worry about making the wrong gift choice, the recipient gets to purchase whatever they want from the store, on you (limited to the amount of money you’ve put on the gift card)!

If you are wondering what to get for that special friend, niece, cousin, aunt or babysitter for Chanukah and want a very inexpensive way to send a gift to someone who lives  far away – without worrying about postage, packaging and schlepping to the post office I have a great idea for you: Gift Cards!  Some of our most popular retailers are offering them: Amazon, Gap, Old Navy, Zappos, Banana Republic, 6pm.  They are gift cards that can be sent from you directly to the person you want to gift it to.  They can be mailed directly from the vendor to your house of choice or sent through email.  Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite vendors offering eGifts.

Click on any one of these links below for more information or to buy your specially branded eGift.

Shop Gift Cards at Zappos.com

Shop eGiftCards at OldNavy.com


 Shop Amazon e-Gift Cards

Shop eGiftCards at Banana Republic
Get your 6pm e-gift certificate today!

Jewish Music for Children

Jewish Music Entertainment for Children

( I originally wrote this review of popular Jewish Children’s music for Sukkot.  But I’m reposting it now because I think any of these would make a great Chanukah gift.  There are links here to where you can get any of these CDs online)

Here is a list of some of the best Jewish music CDs and DVDs to keep your young kids happily entertained while they are at home (and moms are busy cooking) during the Chol Hamoed Sukkot holidays or anytime.

OyBaby :  This is the Jewish version of Baby Einstein.  It is coloful, stimulating and just beautiful to watch.  With gorgeous, soothing music written and played by the Shneiderman sisters it has educational Jewish content, adorable babies and is fun for babies, toddlers and children of all ages.  It is definitely a favorite in my house, especially around the Jewish Holiday season to help get us in the mood.

Of course, the original Baby Einstein DVDs are wonderful for your little ones as well.

Shalom Sesame DVDs: These DVDs are so much fun!  The newest ones, The Sticky Shofar and Monsters in the Sukkah are now on sale on Amazon for $13.49 each.  There is also Learn Hebrew with Grover with a guest appearance by Debra Messing, Shabbat Shalom Grover Starring Cedric the Entertainer and Anneliese Van Der Pol, Mitzvah on the Street with Matisyahu, and Welcome to Israel with Christina Applegate.  Starring, of course, all the famous Sesame Street characters like Grover, Cookie Monster, Ernie & Burt, Zoe and more.

Mama Doni: The newest Smash-Hit Jewish children’s music act, Mama Doni, has recieved rave reviews, The Boston Globe called The Mama Doni Band “A zany musical chicken soup of reggae, rock, disco, Latin, Klezmer, and other styles.” Her music CDs include Shabbat Shaboom! Mama Doni’s Challah Day Celebration For The Whole Family and Chanukah Fever13 Macca-Beats for the Whole Family and I Love Herring And Other Fish Shticks For Kids.  How cute are these titles!?

Rebbetzin Tap: Rebbetzin Tap’s music for young Jewish boys and girls is adored by all.  Its an educational and lively way to entertain your kids and get everyone in the Shabbos and yontif spirit.  She has Jewish Holiday Celebration DVD, Get Ready For Shabbos DVD, and Shabbos & Holiday CD.

Shooby Doob Shloimy: His lyrics, rythmic beat and hip melodies captivate the hearts of Jewish children throughout the world and across religious spectrums.  Children and parents connect to the contemporary feel of the music that span pop, ballad and rap.  The three CDs, Shooby Doob Shloimy, Shabbat with Shooby Doob Shloimy and Pesach with Shooby Doob have recieved international acclaim.

Malkali: We’ve been watching Malkali for years.  She is especially captivating for little girls with her warmth and love of children.

Yeshiva Boys Choir: This is our favorite CD to listen to while driving in the car.  We also bought the YBC DVD which my kids love to watch, sing and dance to.  We also love to see them Live in Concert often with Uncle Moishe during Chol Ha Moed.  I’ll be sure to post where and when they’ll be performing this Chol ha moed Sukkos so check back with me soon.

Uncle Moishe: The all-time favorite and well-known Uncle Moishe music and concerts is beloved by Jewish children from as young as 1 on up.  He has songs about shabbos and yontif, middos and mitzvos and much more.  He also does children’s concerts during the year, especially during Chol Ha Moed so stay tuned to The Kosher Shopaholic for showtimes and locations!

Win a $500 Shopping Spree From 5 Towns Jewish Times

Win a $500 Shopping Spree From 5 Towns Jewish Times

Freebies, Giveaways, Contests!  Who wants to win a $500 shopping spree for the store of your choice in the 5 towns?  Just go and like their facebook page here and enter your name and email address to be entered to win. You’ll have lots of Hanukkah gifts covered with this one!

Interested in more Giveaways?

Win a Rebetzin Tap DVD here.

Win a Lite Girt Starter Kit here.



Target $10 Off Printable Coupon

 Target $10 Off $50 Printable Coupon

Here’s a hot coupon you don’t want to miss out on.  Get  a Free Target $10 Gift Card Voucher.  You get $10 off $50 purchase when you show the coupon at checkout in stores.   Just print the coupon off of the Target website here.

This coupon can come in handy as Target has tons of great toys and gift items for Hanukkah as well as everyday baby items (think, diapers) and clothes for the entire family at really great prices.  I find that I do especially well on the clearance racks when I visit the Target store.  So if you buy something 50% off on Clearance and then get an additional $10 off, that’s quite a score!

Coupon expires December 11, 2011.

Happy Savings!

Gap 20% Off Coupon Code & eGift Cards

Gap 20% Off Coupon Code

You can save 20% online at The Gap with the coupon code: GAPGIFT at checkout.  Coupon is valid online today, December 5th all day.  Click here to start shopping at The Gap Online and save 20%.  Free shipping on all orders over $50, always.

Gap eGift Cards

The Gap is also offering Gift Cards that you can purchase online.  The Gift Cards will be automatically e-mailed or snail-mailed to the person of your choice.  These gift cards make the perfect Chanukah gifts.  I know its one of my favorite gifts to recieve.  A Gap Gift Card lets the giftee select their own favorite clothing items so you don’t have to worry about taste and fit.  Its like offering a free shopping spree!  Gift Cards can be redeemed online or in stores.  Purchase your Gap eGiftCard here.

Free Ann Taylor $50 Gift Card

Free Ann Taylor $50 Gift Card

As a pre-holiday Chanukah gift, Ann Taylor has a $50 Gift Coupon that can be used in stores or online!  To redeem online simply enter the code: Gift50 at checkout.  To redeem in stores click here to get the coupon.  Then, print out the coupon or email it to yourself and show it to the cashier at checkout.

The coupon is good when you buy $150 worth of full-priced merchandise.

Ann Taylor has beautifully taylored skirts, tops, jackets and dresses to wear for work, Shabbat or your Chanukah festivities.  Featured here is a gorgeous color cropped 3/4 sleeve cardigan with matching soft grey skirt.

Great Deals on Tablets, e-Readers, Sony Laptop, Windows 7 At Best Buy

Great Deals on Tablets, e-Readers, Sony Laptop, Windows 7

Best Buy has some awesome deals this week on tech products.

If you’re in the market for a new laptop, you can score a Sony Laptop with AMD Dual-Core E-450 Processor, 320GB Hard Drive, and 4GB DDR3 Memory for  Just $349.99.

If you’ve been considering a Tablet, Best Buy has some great deals this week.  Right now you can get a Free $50 Gift Card with Any Samsung Tablet and Best Buy’s Select Tablet and E-Reader Accessories  are all 25-50% off.

You can also get $10 Off Windows Anytime Upgrade: Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional with Any PC.

There’s always Free Shipping on Everything at BestBuy.com.  They also offer Price Match Guarentee and extended returns during the holiday season.

The Tech Geek in me just loves Best Buy!


Save Over 50% on Garmin Nuvi GPS Systems

Save Over 50% on Garmin Nuvi GPS Systems

If you are in the market for a new GPS system, Amazon has an amazing sale on Garmin Nuvi GPS Systems.  Most models are more than 50% off the regular retail price!  This would make a wonderful Chanukah gift for a special loved one in your life.

The Garmin nüvi 1450LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator, with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates is now only $139.99 regularly priced $319.

The Garmin nüvi 1490LMT 5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates is now only $149, regularly $349. That’s a savings of $200!

Does anyone go anywhere today without their GPS?  The lifetime map & traffic update are features that only the newest GPS systems have.  They automatically update maps when the grid changes (which is often) with no additional fee or action required on your part.  This means that you have the most up to date map available at all times.

Scroll here to see Amazon’s selection of all Garmin Nuvi GPS 50% off.



Get Ready For Chanukah With Buy Israel Week Deals

Buy Israel Week: Some Great Buys!

Buy Israel Week is more than half over – have you bought your deals yet to support Israeli products?  Here are some of the amazing buys from Buy Israel Week.  These deals are available from now until December 4, 2011.  Any of them would make a great Chanukah gift for a loved one (or yourself!)

Click here to scroll through all of these Deals

Three Amazing Deals from Hazorfim (including the Menorah featured here at $100 off!)

$25 for $50 worth of sustainable gourmet foods from the Negev desert at NegevNectars.com

$30 for a $60 Gift Certificate for any purchase of $100 or more at ART Judaica

$100 for 13 Jewish National Fund (JNF) Trees (a $234 value)

$20 for $40 of all Opal Jewelry from From Israel to You

$45 for 12 tins (3 tins of each blend)  of organic herbal healing teas from the Holy Land

$150 for $200 worth of Hand Woven Tallitot and other Judaica from Gabrieli Tallit and Judaica Art Shop

Click here to purchase any of these amazing JDeals!





Free Jewish Children’s Music Download: Compliments of Streit’s

Free Mama Doni Children’s Music Download: Compliments of Streit’s

Jewish Children of all ages can join the Mama Doni fanclub and get a free Music Download from The Mama Doni Band, one of the hottest new Jewish Children’s music bands.  Just go to the Mama Doni Fanclub page here and enter the secret password: STREITSROCKS.

Mama Doni, a.k.a. Doni Zasloff Thomas, is a mom, educator, performer, songwriter, and lead singer in The Mama Doni Band, winner of the International Jewish Music Festival’s Simcha Award for “Inspiring Joy Through Music,” and winner of the 2011 Parent’s Choice Award for her album “Shabbat Shaboom”. Mama Doni tours the U.S. extensively and has three CD’s in current release: “”Shabbat Shaboom! Mama Doni’s Challah Day Celebration For The Whole Family and “I Love Herring And Other Fish Shticks For Kids“.

Chanukah Fever

With Chanukah just around the corner, check out Mama Doni’s classic best seller CD, “Chanukah Fever” which would make a great chanuka gift!  The Mama Doni Band came away with one of the top prizes in this year’s International Jewish Music Festival held in Amsterdam from May 9-12. Competing against ensembles from 15 countries.

Streit’s has joined The Mama Doni label to celebrate Jewish culture with the young generation, a mission of both Mama Doni and Streit’s.  Streit’s is the manufacturer of Streit’s Matzo and other fine kosher foods that includes a variety of matzos, egg noodles, canned soups, breads, spreads and more. Streit’s was founded in 1925 and is still family run today.