Merchandise Monday: Home for the Holidays

There is nothing better than coming home – whether home is where you grew up, or your grandparents’ house, being with your best friend or even a place you don’t get to too often. The definition of “home” is different for everyone but it evokes that same feeling of comfort, nostalgia – and longing to be there when you’re anywhere but. We’ve got a few things to make you feel right at home this holiday season and all winter long.

 Brookstone® Nap™ Robe

Step aside, pajamas. There’s a new favorite for lounging around at home. The Nap™ Robe is made of the softest fabric you’ll ever feel. Cozy, warm and irresistibly soft, this robe is perfect for lounging, cuddling or napping. You’ll want to wrap up in it first thing in the morning and at the close of every day.

CordaRoys Coduroy Beanbag Chair / Full Sleeper

It’s the chair that converts to a full-size bed. It comes with one changeable, washable and dryable chair cover and one full bed insert and is filled with premium super soft shredded foam. Seats one adult and sleeps two. A great night's sleep is in the bag.

Down Inc.® 12-inch Sewn-Thru Boxstitch Down Comforter – Twin; Full/Queen, Super Queen, King

Almost like sleeping on a cloud, the traditional design of this 12” comforter makes it a timeless treasure. The box stitch construction keeps fill in place while allowing for maximum lofting. The shell is a 230-thread count cambric cotton with cording at the edges. You’ll never want to get out of bed.

Everlasting Glow 3-Piece Flameless Candle Set – Medium

You will love the soft glow flicker of these candles. Turn them on and off with the included remote or use the timer feature. Includes 4.5”, 6” and 8” H candles. For use indoors or outdoors. Smoke-free and worry-free candles let you enjoy the ambiance of candlelight safely. Weather-resistant resin.

Fire Sense® Fox Hill Electric Fireplace Stove

The antique-looking Fireplace Stove features a durable composite construction, built-in heater with internal safety shut-off sensor and plugs into any household outlet. Its 3D patented flame provides 1350W of forced fan heat and 40W x 2 light power. Stay warm and cozy all winter!

Fire Sense® Wood Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

This electric fireplace features medium-density fiberboard construction with glass front, natural stained wood and a soft touch control panel that offer elegant styling. Extending 6" from any wall, the fireplace also features a built-in 1400W heater with internal safety shut-off sensor and 3D patented flame.

Smart Solar San Nicola Triple LED Candle Lantern – Bronze

This battery-powered triple pillar LED candle lantern in Antique Bronze finish is suitable for both outdoor and indoor use. It features durable poly construction with real glass and metal hanging loop. Set the timer for six hours on/18 hours off so the lantern lights up at the same time each day.

Yankee Candle® Classic Jar Medium Candle - Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home is a heartwarming blend of cinnamon, baking spices and a hint of freshly poured tea. The Medium Classic Large Jar is 4" in diameter and will burn 65-90 hours and is perfect in smaller homes with 2-3 rooms to be fragranced. Welcome them home with this familiar fragrance.

Yankee Candle® Crimson Flurries Easy Melt Warmer - Balsam & Cedar

Stylish and so easy to use, the Scenterpiece™ warmer lets you change fragrances without ever touching the wax. The electric warmer features a flameless heater to quickly melt the wax and a recessed heating dish that enhances any décor. Change scents in seconds! For use only with Scenterpiece warmers.

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Merchandise Monday: ‘Tis the Season!

OK, maybe not quite. But even though Halloween may have just ended, that doesn’t mean it’s not too soon to start thinking about the holidays! The store aisles are already lined with Christmas trees, menorahs and other winter holiday décor, and it’s time for you to start planning now before the season really comes into full swing!

Lucky, Hinda is here to help you with everything you need. Whether it’s your turn to host or you’re planning on being a guest, we’ve got everything you need to make your holidays merry and bright!

Ginkgo® Lafayette 20-Piece Stainless Flatware Set

If a rustic, hammered look is what you're going for, look no further than Ginkgo®’s Lafayette style flatware. Lafayette's handle is bell-shaped and the stainless steel is extremely easy to care for. Set includes four each of dinner forks, dinner spoons, dinner knives, salad forks and teaspoons.

Hamilton Beach® 6-Quart Programmable Cool-Surround Slow Cooker

Sear or brown meat on your stovetop, then finish the meal in your slow cooker – the stovetop-safe non-stick pan nestles inside base. Other features include reduced energy consumption, simple programmability, cool-touch base handles, a digital timer and time adjustment buttons.

Leed’s Moscow Mule Mug Gift Set

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This gift set is inspired by the popular Moscow Mule cocktail. Each 14-ounce mug is made of aluminum with full copper coating. Gift box features a robust history of the cocktail and a recipe card. Mugs measure 4" H. You’ll be the hit of the holidays when you serve this refreshing drink!

Nachtmann Crystal 12-inch Serving Bowl

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Beautiful, non-lead crystal makes this basketweave-designed bowl durable and dishwasher safe. The ideal complement to fine china or casual service, each Bossa Nova collection piece will contribute style and function to your table. Show some sparkle this holiday season!

Nachtmann Crystal 40-oz. Pitcher


The Crystal 40-ounce Pitcher features beautiful Bavarian crystal in the basketweave pattern known as Dancing Stars Bossa Nova. Hand washing recommended. Pair this with the Crystal Serving Bowl or let it glimmer on its own when you fill it with your favorite chilled holiday beverages!

Riedel Ouverture Red, White & Champagne Glasses 12-Piece Value Set

Riedel’s introductory wine glass series is for those who appreciate good wines as well as for novices beginning their wine journey. The durable, all-purpose glasses also make an easy-care option for entertaining. The set includes four each of white wine, red wine and Champagne glasses.

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Merchandise Monday: Winter Must-Haves

It's January, and unless you live in a few select places, it's cold. Warm up with new items from Hinda, designed to keep you roasty-toasty inside or at least somewhat comfortable outside.

Celestron® ELEMENTS™ Firecel™ (Charger, Emergency Light, Hand Warmer)

FireCel ™ is a multi-purpose tool for the outdoor enthusiast. This rugged device features a dual temperature hand warmer, a multi-mode flashlight and a portable power supply for smartphones and personal electronics. Stay outdoors longer with this handy cold-weather must!


Conair® ThermaLuxe™ Towel Warmer

Pamper yourself and your family with warm towels, blankets and even clothes! Turn the ThermaLuxe towel warmer on to begin the heating process and prepare to wrap yourself in warmth. The compact design accommodates two large towels or garments and the automatic shut-off ensures safety.

Coleman® Calgary™ Cold Weather Sleeping Bag

Great for cold-weather camping, the unique scoop shape makes a comfortable headrest, keeping your head and pillow off the ground. The sleeping bag is durably constructed of a soft brushed-polyester cover and liner with 4-pounds of ColeTherm® insulation to keep you comfortable down to 20-degrees F.

De’Longhi Fan Heater

The DeLonghi Fan Heater is perfect for any room in the house. Its upright design with wide base keeps the unit stable while the convenient handles let you easily transport from room to room. An adjustable thermostat lets you fine-tune temperature as warm as you want and helps you conserve energy, too.

Enor Deluxe Snow Disc

The Deluxe Snow Disc is made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), which is phthalate- and PVC-free and will last for many years. It measures 26” and has comfortable hand grips. Recommended for ages 3+ and conforms to toy safety standards mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.


Nike® Storm-FIT Rain Suit Black

Storm-FIT fabric with bonded seams repels wind and rain to help you stay dry and comfortable. Mesh lining in the pants plus mesh vents at the chest and back of the jacket add breathability. Pants features an elastic waist with interior draw cord for an adjustable fit and zip pockets provide secure storage.

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Merchandise Monday: Keep the Cold Out!

The official start of winter is merely a week away and there’s no better time to start working on those winter projects and hobbies that will help warm you up and keep the cold where it belongs – outside! Hinda’s got everything you need to do just that. Whether you prefer to snuggle on the couch or spring into activity our assortment of items to keep out the cold is sure to please everyone in your household this winter!

Anchor Bay Entertainment Bob Harper: Beginner's Weight Loss DVD

Warm up with a great workout - drop pounds and renovate your body to its best form. Push yourself and punch-up your heart rate to annihilate calories, attack fat and reconstruct your body completely with this beginner’s DVD.

GLD Products® Mainstreet Classics Micro Bag Toss Game

Don’t let the cold keep you from playing your favorite outdoor party game – with the Micro Bag Toss you can play inside or out! It features two portable boards with carrying handles and eight micro bags. Stir up some friendly competition year round!

KidKraft® Play Teepee

It might be too cold for camping, but your kids will have fun pretending with this teepee. These toys stand at over 3.5’ H and were built to last. Mesh window allows parents to look in and kids to look out. Quick assembly – just a few easy steps and you’re ready!

The North Face® Thermoball™ Full Zip Jacket

Designed to imitate down, Thermoball™ is constructed with low-weight, high-loft clusters that retain heat even when wet. Just as compressible as down, Thermoball insulation provides phenomenal warmth in cold and wet conditions.

Waring Pro® Belgian Waffle Maker

Nothing warms the soul and starts your day off right like a hot, hearty breakfast. Professional quality lets you create extra-deep, 1” restaurant-style waffles that are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Delicious!

Yankee Candle®Perfect Pillar Candle – Sparkling Cinnamon

There’s something about the smell of cinnamon and other spices that warms you right up! This slim, contemporary style fits easily with pillar holders and candle accessories. It is made with a smooth wax blend, has a wider flame for quicker fragrance release and burns up to 95 hours. 

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Your Monthly Check-Up: Feeling SAD?

For many of us, this winter came with a vengeance. Between the sub-zero temperatures of the polar vortex and the feet upon feet of snow, people living in the colder climates just can’t catch a break. Add to this the decreased daylight hours and you’ve got a recipe for SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder.

According to “Beating the Winter Blues” by Jill Metzler Patton in December 2013 issue of “Experience Life” magazine, up to one-third of people living in the US experience symptoms of SAD, including decreased mood and energy, feelings of depression or sadness or sleepiness/sleeplessness during the colder, darker months.

“For bodies originally designed to rise with the sun and retreat to caves at nightfall, the loss of daylight hours can throw internal rhythms out of whack,” Metzler Patton writes in her article. Our internal clocks are largely controlled by melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep-wake cycles and is made of the same molecule as serotonin, which promotes feelings of well-being.

Melatonin levels rise in the evening, but the longer winter nights cause the brain to release more melatonin at the expense of serotonin, as explained by psychiatrist Henry Emmons, MD, in the article. Reduced serotonin triggers mood-depleting feelings and behaviors. But there are ways to offset this.

One solution is to use a light box that emits 10,000 lux of full-spectrum light that mimics the sun and resets your body clock. “Bright light therapy is the fastest known established treatment for seasonal depression,” says psychologist Stephen Ilardi, PhD, in the article. Just 20 to 30 minutes in the morning hours and 15 to 20 minutes in the evening can help offset the effects of SAD.

Avoiding sweets is also a great way to feel better when the winter blues take hold, as simple carbs cause a surge of insulin that makes you feel good but doesn’t last. “Eating sugary foods erodes your resilience,” says Emmons, noting that simple carbs spike your blood sugar and lead to crashes. Instead, opt for complex carbs like legumes, beans and root vegetables that help keep your blood sugar stable.

Taking a combination of supplements can help keep the brain in balance, as well. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and walnuts, help the brain use serotonin more efficiently. Vitamin D3 can reduce inflammation and help elevate mood as the body makes less of it during the winter. And Vitamin B complex has been shown to be helpful in treating depression, according to Emmons.

A good workout is a great defense against the winter blues, though making it to the gym when temps plummet isn’t the easiest thing to do. According to Metzler Patton’s article, a 1999 study by Duke University shows that brisk exercise three times per week is as effective as drug therapy in alleviating symptoms of depression. An added bonus: losing weight and getting stronger with regular exercise!

Getting adequate restful sleep is important year-round but especially in the winter months when our body clocks are going haywire. Excessive sleeping, or hypersomnia, is a big facet of SAD, and Ilardi says, “There’s nothing wrong with sleeping nine hours a night” for the sleep-deprived. But more than quantity, the slow-wave, restorative sleep is what SAD-sufferers tend to lack in the winter.

Last but not least, practicing yoga and mindfulness can act as powerful antidepressants. “You can chemically change your brain through mindfulness,” Emmons states. “You have some say in what pathways you reinforce, what neural connections you’re firing and wiring.” Energizing yoga practices can help increase mental clarity and restore your energy during the cold, dark winter months.

Light therapy, nutrition, exercise, sleep and mindfulness are the remedies for helping you through the time of year that can be difficult for many people. Emmons says, “If you learn to pay attention to your body – how it’s starting to change and react to the season – you can listen to what it needs and respond.”

Read Metzler Patton’s full article here.

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Merchandise Monday: Holiday Season is Just around the Corner!

Part III: Lifestyle, Housewares and Fashion

Although we could go on and on, all good things must come to an end. The third and final installment of our Holiday Trends Preview focuses on home and housewares, lifestyle and fashion trends. From jewelry and handbags to home entertaining and DIY, you’ll get great ideas for the fashionista, entertainer or outdoorsy in your life!

Ladies first! Jewelry, handbags and other accessories are always hot for the holidays. Hinda has a wide selection of Pandora® charms and bracelets to suit every taste and interest, including some season- and holiday specific charms. These make great stocking stuffers and are a beautiful addition to any woman’s wardrobe. And you can’t mention jewelry without talking about handbags! We’ve got a great variety of bags from clutches to crossbody and everything in between. Hot lines this holiday season include BCBGMAXAZRIA, Kate Spade, Vince Camuto and LAUREN by Ralph Lauren.


But looking great isn’t just for the ladies. We’ve got fashionable items for men, too, including watches, luggage and apparel! Fossil®, TAG Heuer and Bulova® are all big names in the watch world that make great gifts at the holidays and any time of year. On the travel front, hardside luggage and lighter pieces are making a splash. Check out pieces from carry-on to large wheeled luggage from popular brands like Samsonite® and Delsey® available at Hinda! The North Face® Thermoball™ Full Zip Jacket is also new on the scene this holiday season. Available for men and women, Thermoball is constructed with low-weight, high-loft clusters that retain heat even when wet. Stay warm and dry all winter long!

Moving on to housewares, home entertaining is still big in 2013. People are going for aesthetically pleasing table-top appliances featuring stainless steel, bamboo wood or crystal, wine and beer accoutrements to accessorize their home bars – like electric wine openers, beverage coolers and interesting drinkware – and retro kitchenware that makes a statement as well as serves a purpose. Celebrity-licensed cookware is hot due to the popularity of cooking shows – check out our lines from Rachael Ray, Emeril and Top Chef. Finally, single-serve coffeemakers, espresso makers and coffee accessories are still top sellers. Consumers seem to be getting used to not having to wait in line or pay upwards of $4 for their morning fix!

Last but not least, several great outdoor items have come through the merchandise pipeline just in time for the holidays. Are you a golf-lover or do you have a golf-lover in your life?  Check out the latest and greatest additions to Hinda’s already wide selection of golf gear, including the Sony® Action Cam Golf Training Pack, the Garmin® Approach S1 Golf Watch and the TaylorMade® Spider Mallet Putter – among many others. Too cold for golf? Not to worry – Hinda is here with plenty of new cold-weather toys as well! The Reebok® SicKick Junior Hockey Stick, Active Sports Burton Blunt Wide Snowboard and the Flexible Flyer® Aurora 36” Foam Sled will cure all of your wintertime blues! Get out there and enjoy the snow and ice!

And there you have it – Hinda’s 2013 Holiday Trend Preview! Of course, this is just a small sample of the many, many items we have available, and as you know if you keep up with the blog, we’re always adding new stuff monthly! But we hope this guide will help you to pick out the hottest and most in-demand gifts for your loved ones this holiday season. After all, if we don’t help you become the coolest, most fun and most stylish gift-giver out there, then we’re doing something wrong!

Happy shopping, and happy holiday season from Hinda Incentives!


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