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Last-Minute Gifts? Our Holiday Gift Guide has the Most Unique Gifts!

shop small and make a BIG IMPACT this holiday season

By Kristen Wright-Matthews, Editor & Publisher, Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point * Morrow December 1, 2019


We are so excited to present the Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point * Morrow Holiday Gift Guide. Here you will find many amazing local and small businesses that can help you find the perfect gift for practically all of your loved ones. 

We will be adding to this guide as the deals and ideas come in, so be sure to check back regularly throughout the month. Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!


Family Entertainment 






Ballethnic Dance Company

When is the last time you and your family experienced a unique creative journey through dance? Ballethnic Dance Company invites you to join us as we proudly leap into our 30th Anniversary of artistic enrichment and dance excellence.  For 30 years, we have ignited our audiences with amazing stories told through our signature and legendary productions. In “Urban Nutcracker”, an imaginative full-length ballet with an ethnic twist set on Atlanta's historic Sweet Auburn Avenue, we invite you to join Sarah and Leroy on their magical journey from the Land of Snow to the Land of Sweets! Tickets available at www.ballethnic.org.











Other Local Events can be found in our FREE Events Calendar!!!


Our Top Picks for Self Care   


For parents, the holidays are a time when we do our best to make everyone around us happy. We hope this year that you will make a special effort to devote some of this energy on finding things that make you happy, healthy, comfortable, and stress-free so we're adding in some of our favorite things. Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point * Morrow's Editor & Publisher, Kristen's best ways to focus on herself are through walking (99 Walks), products that make her feel good (Zandra Beauty), and meditation (The Weekly Unwind). You can thank us later!   





Give the Gift of Walking

Does your mom love to walk? Would she benefit from joining a group of like-minded women who are walking their way to better, together? Then consider gifting her a 99 Walks membership! 99 Walks is a fun and engaging app that delivers daily motivation, fun walking classes & mediations, and rewards members when they crush their goal with an inspirational bracelet. Get more info 
HERE


Zandra Beauty is a social good company that educates + empowers girls & women across the globe via STEAM Education & Entrepreneurship. As a plant-based, cruelty-free, eco-friendly small business, we are committed to sustainable practices with a priority on how gentle and sensitive skin can be. The mission is to create high quality, fun + fresh products that smell amazing but don't have all the unnecessary yucky stuff + chemicals.





Zandra Hair & Body Souffle'

Moisturizing, nourishing and repairing to hair, body, and scalp. Unrefined, fair-trade Shea butter whipped with skin-loving oils. Excellent when used as a hair pomade for softness and shine, a pre-shampoo/hair treatment, an allover moisturizer, or facial cream.




Zandra Exfoliating Sugar Scrub

This gentle and very moisturizing body scrub is the perfect solution to winter dull skin. Use it on elbows, knees, hand and all over your body to bring back your healthy glow.

Simplicity

It's as simple as black and white - our lotion, exfoliating scrub, hair & body souffle, and vegan washes are available unscented. Perfect for those with highly sensitive skin or that have heightened skin sensitivity due to medication.









Experience peace, calmness & relaxation at the end of each week. Join guided meditations with celebrity mindfulness expert and former NFL running back, Prince Daniels, Jr. 
Health & Beauty 


   



At Buhter Up, healthy beauty is more than a slogan...it's their mission. Handmade products made with the finest quality ingredients that are enriched with the necessary vitamins to keep your appearance healthy and beautiful.



Fashion & Style 



Accessorized to Ah Tea offers designer-inspired accessories and more to make you feel like a million bucks ... at a fraction of the cost. 


Gold Coco Chanel-inspired brooch pin 


Pink Coco Chanel-inspired brooch pin 







Coca Cola-inspired clutch purses





Kings and Gents Accessories 

Created by young, innovative designers Jabez and Christopher Jenkins. Jabez, 14 and Christopher, 12 started sewing with their mom when they were ages 3 and 5. They choose, cut and sew the fabrics, and make most key decisions about their line of bow ties and other accessories. What began as a way for their mom to protect them from the machine while she was sewing pillows has turned into a lifestyle for the young brothers. At 9 years old, Jabez asked if he could use the scraps of fabric from the pillows to make 30 bow ties for boys and 30 hair bows for girls for Career Day. When his inventory sold out in minutes, The Jenkins' Family knew they had something special and Kings and Gents Accessories was born.




Burgandy Chambray Dot Bow Tie 

Your boy will be fit like a king when he wears this handsome bow tie.  It will make him look and feel like a gentleman in this classy accessory. This bow tie is made with an adjustable neckband so it can be worn for years to come.





Dot Bow Tie & Pocket Square Set

Your boy will be fit like a king when he wears this handsome bow tie.  It will make him look and feel like a gentleman in this classy accessory. This bow tie is made with an adjustable neckband so it can be worn for years to come. 
Food & Sweets


Delicious cupcakes. Great coffee. Relaxing atmosphere. 

Kupcakerie offers the finest in cupcake delivery, custom ordering, and catering services. Allow them to provide all of your holiday treat needs. Place an order or book their lovely space in East Point.   


Inspirational 


I Am Pretty by Jequita Zachary Johnson





I am Pretty Box 

Building self-esteem and confidence in girls and young women is crucial for them to successfully navigate the world. Author and educator Jequita Zachary Johnson wrote the book "I Am Pretty"  to empower girls of all ages. The I am Pretty box is packed with plenty of confidence-boosting and pretty products. The I Am Pretty Box is a great gift for a friend, sister, daughter, or any young lady you want to make feel special. She will feel confident and loved every day. 

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Educational 





Founded by an 11-year-old entrepreneur, Culture Kids offers fun and educational products celebrating diversity as it features characters of color.  Puzzles and other games can improve problem-solving skills, eye coordination, manual dexterity, and patience while working towards achieving goals. More importantly, it provides hours of quality, family time often missing in today's tech world. Create new family memories with Culture Kids. 






It's never too early to think about college. This puzzle celebrates the beloved HBCU and will have you thinking about your days walking on the yard. 




Test your memory with the Culture Kids Memory Game. Offering 26 fun characters, this game can grow with your little one. Start small with 10 characters and work your way up to all 26. Can you find the matching cards? Build memory and concentration skills with this fun game. 





Ballerinas Puzzle

We love seeing black and brown girls in tutus. Twinkle Toes puzzle is for your little one who dances to her own beat.




After learning Japanese for the past nine years of her 10-year old life, Kemery Oparah has made it her mission to teach 500 children to speak Japanese by the end of 2020! 




Japanese Backpack 

This medium-sized backpack is perfect for daily use. The pockets, including one for your laptop, give plenty of room for all of your necessities while the water-resistant material will protect them from the weather. 
















This season, you can give the gift of nature and play to the little explorers in your life. Tinkergarten classes are forming in Morrow and offer children and treasured adults the chance to learn together in the best classroom of all—the great outdoors. Buy one or more gift certificates that a parent in your life can use to purchase a season of Tinkergarten.


Sign up for a FREE trial class in Morrow this January!






Afrocentric Montessori was created in June 2019, after spending years making materials for my classroom to represent my students in the classroom. The intention of Afrocentric Montessori is to create handcrafted wooden learning materials to affirm and uplift Black children through play. What is special about my materials is that each of my pieces is rooted in intentionality by drawing connections to African history and culture.  The work I do is important because there is not another business that is focused on the importance of African history and culture for early learners. My wish for families and teachers is to continue to instill in their children and loved ones pride of their rich history and cultivating joy through play. With each product, you will receive a learning guide to provide tips about how to extend learning with my products through extension activities.





Teach your little one about the continent of Africa with their very own wooden puzzle. This 6 piece puzzle can also serve as color recognition for younger children as well as learning about the cardinal directions for older children. Included with this puzzle is a hand-painted wooden peg family set and two laminated learning sheets about the five geographical regions of Africa through this worksheet. This set is scaffolded for children who need additional support with their writing. The entire puzzle is hand-cut and stained with various non-toxic kid-safe paints and finished with a coating of beeswax and olive oil. Due to the handcrafted style of each puzzle, variations in size, shape, and color are to be expected.



These pinewood Adinkra playdough stamps are not only a great introduction to learning about West African concepts and principles but also a meaningful child-centered approach to teaching culture and identity. These stained wooden stamps are 2 inches in diameter and 0.5 inches thick.  Perfect for active hands.




Develop your child or student’s counting ability, number sense and problem-solving strategies through play and imagination with this pine wood tens frame. The tens frame is a helpful resource to illustrate numbers less than or equal to ten when teaching addition and subtraction.  Once children are able to visualize 1 -10 then they can start building problem-solving strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems within the context of 10. This set comes with a 10 frame and 10 wooden peg people. This hand-cut and stained board is 6” X 11”.


Creative Services







Naima Jasmine Photography is a playful, lifestyle and family photography business, specializing in storytelling photoshoots and finding the magic in life's little moments. 

Visit Naima Jasmine on Facebook or Email: itsnjphotography@gmail.com 















Say It Is Sew offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced sewing classes for kids and adults. Classes are available weekly, after school, and Saturdays. Visit the website at sayitissew.com, call (770) 960-7168, or Contact Antoinette Denise Mont via direct message on Facebook.


Home Services




Buy One, Gift One!
Thankful for your neighbors? Gift them a free trash bin sanitizing! Buy any can sanitizing service this week and we will clean your neighbors can (of your choice) for FREE!

Use the code: GIVINGSEASON at checkout and add your neighbor's address to the "Special Instructions" section. Expires: 12-15-2019













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