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6 Must-Have Gifts for Your Pets This Year

Categories: Holiday | Posted: December 7, 2021

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season underway, don’t forget to get your faithful furry friends something special this year. With many pet owners returning to work, why not find the perfect gift to ease the transition. We’ve gathered our favorite pet gifts to help guide your shopping. Take a look!



Petcube Bites 2 Lite Interactive WiFi Pet Monitoring Camera with Phone App and Treat Dispenser

Your pet is sure to appreciate the occasional treat to help pass the time until the family gets home. This interactive pet monitor includes two-way audio and night vision. Plus, you can access it with a phone app.




UFO Treats Frisbee & Dispenser

For all the multitaskers out there, the UFO treats frisbee might be the perfect entertainment for your pet! Use it for an interactive treat time or as a frisbee.





Pet Dog Umbrella & Leash

This next gift on our list is ideal for all the furry four-legged friends who do not enjoy being in the rain. This particular pet umbrella is perfect for small dogs. Plus, the transparent material allows you to keep watch over your pet. The detachable handle makes the umbrella quick and easy to store.





Yeti Dog Bowl

Hot on the market this season is the Yeti Boomer Dog Bowl. This stainless steel, BPA-free bowl is dishwasher safe and has a non-slip ring on the bottom to prevent sliding. Buyers are raving about how long their pets’ water stays cold in these double-walled bowls. Check around online for various bowl sizes, including 4 and 8 cups.




Schwinn Rascal Pet Trailer

Pack up your pet and hit the riding trails with a Schwinn Pet Trailer. The trailer’s doggy door makes it easy for your pet to get in and out and, the 16-inch wheels create a smooth ride. Plus, the non-slip liner can be removed and washed.







PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge

This last gift that made our list is for our feline friends. With over 15,000 reviews on Amazon and a 5-star rating, cats and cat-lovers appear very pleased with this interactive scratch and stretch play lounge. It’s reversible and advertised to promote healthy nails and relieve stress.


Pet parents have many options to pamper their four-legged companions this holiday season. Show your pets just how much you appreciate them and put a little something extra in their stocking. Those tail wags and purrs will always be priceless!

For more than several years, Almont Homes has been proud to foster dogs with Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. This organization has rescued more than 19,000 animals since 2009. If you are interested in pet adoption, visit for more information.

8 Places to Order Thanksgiving Dinner Around Gwinnett

Categories: Cuisine, Holiday | Posted: November 10, 2021

If you are already exhausted or anxious just thinking about cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, why not consider ordering a fully cooked and prepped meal! Whether from the local grocery store, farmers market, or in-town restaurant, you can get the delicious meal of your choosing. No mess, no stress, and spend more time with your family and friends this Thanksgiving. Take a look at these places around Gwinnett where you can buy fully prepared Thanksgiving dinner if you don’t feel like cooking this year.


1. Whole Foods Market

Pre-order a classic Thanksgiving dinner at your local Whole Foods with just the click of a button. The holiday menu includes options for appetizers, entrées, sides, and desserts. Customers can order online by November 23rd to pick up their Thanksgiving dinner in-store. But you’ll want to hurry because Whole Foods meal reservations are while supplies last.









2. Publix Deli Fully Cooked Turkey Dinner

The Publix Deli offers a Thanksgiving dinner package that serves 7-10 people. The best part – all you need to do is purchase, unpack, and heat up! The turkey dinner includes:

One 10 – 12lb Butterball fully cooked turkey

2 ½ lb. stuffing

2 ½ lb. mashed potatoes

32 oz. Publix gravy

28 oz. Publix marshmallow delight

16 oz. Publix cranberry orange relish










3. Kroger Holiday Dinner Bundle

While supplies last, customers can order holiday dinner bundles online with Kroger. Meal options include smoked and oven-roasted turkey, prime rib, and sweet sliced ham dinners. Dinner bundles include green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, 12 Kings Hawaiian rolls, and a pumpkin pie. Prices for holiday meal bundles begin at $60. Plus, Kroger has made it super easy to add extra a la carte sides and proteins.









4. Cracker Barrel

Back by popular demand, Cracker Barrel is offering its Thanksgiving Heat N’ Serve Feast with serving options of 4 – 6 and 8 -10 people. Orders are available for pick up between November 20th and 27th. With tons of add-on options, including yeast rolls and pecan pie, Cracker Barrel is a favorite go-to for Thanksgiving dinner.







5. Boston Market

This popular chain offers whole spread heat and serve Thanksgiving meals that serve up to 12 people! Just pre-order and pick-up. Boston Market also offers Thanksgiving catering if you want your meal hot when you pick it up or have it delivered. And, of course, you can choose other sides from the many a la carte choices.



6. Mary Mac’s Tea Room

You’ll need to order at least 24 hours in advance and pick it up by November 24th to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at this Atlanta favorite. The beloved restaurant is offering holiday dinners for 4 or 10 people. Meals include carved turkey, green beans, whipped potatoes, cornbread dressing and gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potato souffle, yeast rolls, and sweet potato pie. Ham and whole turkey options are also available along with many other side dishes and desserts.








7. Fresh Market

Get your order in by November 22nd and pick up your Thanksgiving feast between November 22nd – 25th to take advantage of the pre-made holiday meals at Fresh Market. Organic options are available along with bundles for Thanksgiving brunch. Fresh Market’s site advertises meals that serve anywhere from 3 – 14 people. Dessert options include Italian Rum cake, crème brûlée cheesecake, and good old-fashioned apple pie, to name a few!









8. Sprouts Farmers Market

Get natural and organic turkeys at your neighborhood Sprouts Farmers Market. Or get your fully prepared holiday meal and just heat and serve. The natural turkey dinner meal includes homestyle stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, homestyle gravy, creamed kale and spinach, cranberry sauce, and authentic French Brioche petite rolls. Other meal options include spiral-sliced ham, USDA Choice boneless beef rib roast, roasted boneless turkey breast, and field roast hazelnut & cranberry vegan roast. Holiday meals serve between 2- 8 people and are only available for order while supplies last.