3 Things to Make the Holidays Better and Just a Little Bit Easier

Inspiration for holiday meals, decorating, and gift giving

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

November 23, 2022

The main thing on everyone’s mind this holiday season is what’s on the menu. If you aren’t familiar with Portillo’s, they are the iconic Chicago restaurant brand known for Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. They have 70+ restaurants but are making it super easy for those who live anywhere across the country with their Shop & Ship meals. Their two most popular are hot dog and Italian beef kits, which come with everything you need to create the same delicious hot dogs and sandwiches they serve in their restaurants. The classic Chicago-style hot dog has seven toppings – all of which come in the kit, along with the dogs and poppy seed buns. Visit portillos.com/holiday to start planning.

Now let’s talk decorating. The perfect lighting creates an ideal vibe. We love WiZ Connected. It’s a simple, affordable option that is so versatile. You can schedule them to turn on or off or use the presets to make them flash. There’s a ‘party’ setting or relaxing warm light to wind down to after your party. They’re powered by Wi-Fi and controllable via the WiZ smartphone app or hands-free with voice control. No additional hardware or account setup is needed. They have bulbs, lamps, LED strips, and a ton more, starting under $10, at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. Check them out at wizconnected.com.

Lastly, Staples is the place to go to cross everything off your to-do list. You can make your family holiday cards and decoration and ship all your gifts. And they have amazing deals on the hottest technology buys, including HP monitors, Xbox controllers, and Apple AirPods — and they’re all on sale this week for Black Friday. Plus, 25% off UPS Express shipping services all season to ensure your gifts arrive on time. You can even pack your order in-store and save 50% when you buy five boxes or mailers. When you head over, even better, bring your outdated stuff to them, like old tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. They’ll recycle them for free, plus give you $5 in rewards that you can put toward your new gifts. Also, last-minute UPS shipping services are 60% off through December 3. And they’re open on evenings and weekends, all season long. To find a store, visit stores.staples.com.


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