‘Tis the season for holiday parties, family gatherings and non-stop gift giving, leaving some of us at a bit of a loss for great last-minute presents. Whether bringing a thoughtful hostess gift to your New Year’s Eve party or sending the kids back to school with a thoughtful offering for their most patient teacher, you may need a little inspiration.
If you’re bringing your hostess a bottle of something, check out One Hope Wine’s online store. Buy wine for a good cause and shop a range of products from wine, coffee and gifts — all benefiting various charities. Each purchase goes toward a different cause, from animal rescue and clinical trials fighting cancer to providing vaccines and meals for children in need.
Enjoy a bottle of California Rosé for $19, while providing 50 women with ovarian cancer information or send one child to Technology and Enrichment Camp by purchasing three bottles of Chris Paul Signature Series Pinot Noir. For extra-special occasions, grab a case of 12 Mini Glitter Bottle Sparkling Brut for $360, while providing 48 meals to children in need.
Family, Friends and Teachers
Send a personalized gift with a touch of style from Parabo Press prints. Take a family photo, a friend’s Instagram post or a picture from your kid’s class trip and gift a high-quality print directly from your phone, tablet and camera.
Square prints from Parabo are among the most popular design options offered and the most affordable. Customers can receive 25 four-inch square prints for $16 and have Instagram photos ready for the wall. Orders can be made quickly and affordably while you’re on the go, visiting family or in need of a last-minute gift that doesn’t look like one.
When a surprise guest joins the party and brings a gift, you will be glad you had some back-up. Stock up on candles, mugs or candy for a great go-to item for any last-minute addition to the party you don’t want to leave out. Have some seasonal scents tucked away for unexpected guests and no one will be the wiser. Having some candy on the side for kids, friends and last-minute additions is a great way to never show up empty handed to a holiday party or impromptu family gathering.
Only the bravest of family travelers should venture to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights. Every year, Universal Orlando turns into the spookiest place in Florida, if not in the country. On select nights throughout the season, visitors and locals alike can head to the popular amusement park for frights, scares and thrilling adventures. Explore 10 terrifying haunted houses; five scare zones; live entertainment; and themed attractions, food and merchandise.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
With kids back in school and the grueling temperatures of summer finally behind us, life is starting to get back into the routine of fall. That doesn’t mean, however, that family fun has to stop. Big international trips may not be practical for all family travelers this time of year, but places like South County in Rhode Island offer so many fun things to do for families, a quick trip to this East Coast haven is practically a must.
Take Part in England’s Exmoor Dark Skies Festival Dusk Wildlife Safaris and Children’s Art Competition
Planning a trip to the United Kingdom soon? Time your travel for the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival in Somerset, England, from Oct. 13 to 29. The setting is Exmoor National Park, located within a gorgeous mix of farmland, wild forests, stunning valleys and moorlands in South West England.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Part of a family who just loves a good scare or ghost story? This fall, wherever your travels might take you, chances are you’ll be near an Omni hotel or resort with a history of haunted sightings and other scary happenings. So, why not learn a bit about where you’re staying to make the experience all the more eerie …