(I am your) Father…’s Day

It’s just a couple of days away.

Every year, it seems to get trickier.  Sure, for the most part dad’s simpler than mom, and he probably won’t make a fuss if you get him another “World’s Best Dad” t-shirt, pen, or mug, in which this case, simple = bo-oring.  Another watch maybe?  How about a tie?  Bleh.  Same o’, same o’.  Definitely not an ounce of cool factor there.

Put a little bit more effort into getting dad something unique, stylish and practical.  This guys deserves a little more thought as he was probably the one who taught you how to drive, play your first ball, scared the pants off of your first boyfriend and one day (or he may already have) walk you down the aisle.

These awesome finds at Red Knot will really wow him.

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A Holiday Recipe – Red Velvet Christmas Fudge

One of the best things about the holidays is it’s the season to indulge and satisfy your sweet cravings.  Never mind your diet, leave that for your New Year’s Resolution 😉

A recipe that we’d like to share is the perfect dessert for a holiday get together. Festive and absolutely delicious, not to mention also very simple to make.

Ladies and gents, a recipe for Red Velvet Christmas Fudge

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INGREDIENTS

2/3 Cups Butter
1/3 Cup Milk
3/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips (Ghirardelli)
3 Cups Red Velvet Cake Mix (Betty Crocker)
2 Cups Powdered Sugar

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS

Sprinkles (Red, Green, White)
Cream Cheese Frosting (Betty Crocker)

DIRECTIONS

1. Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease with butter.
2. Mix red velvet cake mix, powdered sugar, butter and milk in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes and 15 seconds.  Mix and stir until texture is creamy.
3. Add white chocolate chips, microwave for 15 seconds. Stir in the chocolate chips.  Microwave for another 15 seconds and stir until chocolate chips are melted and blended with the batter.
4. Pour and press the fudge into your prepared pan.  If any, add optional toppings such as frosting and/or sprinkles.
5. Place in the fridge and let sit for at least 2 1/2 hours.
6. Cut into squares, share and ENJOY!!!!

How to tie the perfect knot

One way to add a personal, finishing touch to any present you give during this holiday season (or any type of gift-giving event) is by adding a beautiful bow.   Don’t worry, it’s as easy as tying your shoelaces!   In just a few, simple steps you’ll learn how to create the perfect knot to top that gorgeously wrapped gift.

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1.   Tie the first knot.  When pulling on the ribbon diagonally, you will see you will have an upper and a lower part of the ribbon.
2.  Create your first loop with the lower part of the ribbon.
3.  Wrap the upper part of the ribbon over the top of the first loop.
4.  Tuck this part behind the loop and pull through.  Now you have two loops (a bow!)
5.  Tighten the center knot by pulling on the loops.  Adjust the loops and make sure that the loop on both sides are even.
6.  Trim ribbon to desired length and style.  For a double-pointed tail (pictured), fold the ribbon ends in half and cut in an angle.

 

…and there you have it!!! 

Stocking Stuffers

Happy December, everyone!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?  With the recent Black Friday weekend kicking off the holiday shopping frenzy,  I think it’s on everyone’s to-do list.  Here at Red Knot we offer unique gifts in home furnishing, decor and accessories.  For those who start off Christmas morning with the tradition of stuffing stockings with small, humble gifts, below are some of our favorite ideas.

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1. BOOKENDS, $49 (set of 2)
Love books?  Or know anyone who does?  This bookends set is perfect for any young professional, book-lover and aspiring writer!

2. SUCCULENT, $18
Anyone with a green thumb will appreciate how genuine-looking these succulents are.  They’re so beautiful, and no watering required.

3. BATTERY POWER CARD, $39
A stylish universal charger that fit in the tiniest of accessories, even in your wallet!  Available in various minimalist and patterned designs.  The power card works with any mobile phone, iPod, speakers, and other USB devices.

4. IPHONE 5/5S PHONE CASE, $29
Change things up with a new eye-catching phone cover.  Not only are these iPhone cases stylish, they are also shock-resistant with silicon side grips for a more secure and comfortable hold.  Available in various colors and designs – some even have games!

5. COASTERS, $29 (set of 4)
A simple marbled design, yet considerably a great addition to any room in the house.  Also makes a delightful birthday or hostess gift.

6. BOWLS, $8
These pretty small bowls are available in different designs and patterns.  Each bowl is sold separately, although we encourage you to use your creativity and purchase a set – don’t be afraid to mix and match the designs.

7. BUSINESS CARD HOLDER, $15
Great small gift for anyone who has a business card!  The sleek and modern design gives a wonderful first impression.

8. READING LAMP, $99
These little reading lamps are so fun and convenient to have.  Lightweight, with adjustable arms, they are amusing, yet functional.

9. BLUETOOTH SPEAKER, $59
They say big things come in small packages, and this portable tiny speaker proves just that. When fully charged, it has seven hours of playtime, and works with all Bluetooth enabled devices up to 30 feet away.  The sound of music is superior.  This Christmas, let’s get lo-ud!

10. REUSABLE BAG, $10
Not all reusable bags are created equal.  Our Loqi reusable bags are eco-friendly, reusable, long-lasting, water-resistant, washable and easy to store. Not to mention, stylish…very.  Take your pick, there’s a lot of designs to choose from!

 

I hope you love these Stocking Stuffers ideas as much as we do!  Now we have an early Christmas gift to you.  

Beginning today, Dec.5th through Monday, Dec. 8th, Red Knot is running an accessory sale of 25% OFF ALL ACCESSORIES!  How awesome is that?!

 

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So are you ready to stuff some stockings? Come visit us at our Aiea or Beretania location and we’ll help you find your perfect gifts.