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December is the Season of Anticipation

From must-try recipes to wow-worthy gifts to how-to videos, there’s a lot going on at Whole Foods Market this month. Our Editorial Director Kara Chiles spotlights a few of our favorite things — including 25-cent cookies!

Sparkling Spiced Raspberry Cocktails

Sparkling Spiced Raspberry Cocktails Recipe

From must-try recipes to wow-worthy gifts to how-to videos, there’s a lot going on at Whole Foods Market this month. Our Editorial Director Kara Chiles spotlights a few of our favorite things — including 25-cent cookies!

After a day devoted to one big bird — and the blockbuster meal surrounding it — we look forward to a month that is as much about a multitude of delights as it is about celebrations.

Throughout this month you’ll find inspiration to make your holidays simpler and (yes, Virginia!) saner. Look for healthy party tips, some of our best vegan desserts and easy holiday cocktails you’ll want to make all year long.

To help you conquer your list, we’ve got three ways to win this season: 

Molasses Gingerbread Cookies

Molasses Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Gifts

Our stores have always been one of my favorite places to find delicious and unique gifts. The hard part is often waiting for the special day — be it a cutthroat ornament exchange, a gingerbread-home making bash or a fun-loving Festivus — to give each recipient his or her present.

This year, we’re sharing 30 of our most delightful gift ideas online in our Holiday Gift Guide. Advent calendars — those original countdown-to-Christmas calendars — inspired our version filled with daily inspiration of gifts for all tastes, types and budgets.

 Molly Yeh and Molly Siegler

Gelt
We partnered with Saveur magazine this year on their food blogger awards and have created some special content with the winners. They all know their way around a kitchen — or a beer stein — but we especially loved pairing our own Molly Siegler with award-winner Molly Yeh for a delicious how-to on Chocolate Gelt with Sprinkles for your Festival of Lights festivities.

PBS KIDS Toys

And Giving Back
But the gift we most want to share this year is gratitude. Serving our communities and giving back are in our DNA. That’s why we like these give-a-little-get-a-lot ideas:

  • This month when you buy a tree, another one will be planted, as part of our partnership with American Forests.

  • Inspire hours of imaginative play with responsibly made wooden toys from PBS KIDS. 100% of net proceeds from your purchase will support PBS KIDS' mission to empower children to succeed in school and in life. Additionally, we're donating 1% of total sales (up to $25,000) to Whole Kids Foundation®. Be sure to check out the 30%-off, three-day sale, starting Dec. 18.

  • And don’t miss our 25-cent Chocolate Chip Cookie offer in stores December 2–8. (Limit 3 per customer, while supplies last!) Just our way of fueling your visit with a little sweet thanks.

 What are you looking forward to this month?

 

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