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7 Boo Basket Ideas For Couples & Giving Your Friends A Halloween Thrill

It’s always such a thrill when a package arrives at your front door, even if you know what’s inside. So, what if you and your partner sent your faves a basket filled with goodies for Halloween? Of course, you may not have any boo basket ideas for couples right now, and that’s where we come in.

After scouring the Internet for the best products, we came up with a ton of boo basket ideas — each of which comes with its own theme. Some of these baskets will treat your friend and their partner to an at-home date night. Others will get their beloved pet involved in the holiday festivities.

Be warned: Once you put the basket together, you may want to just keep it for yourselves and enjoy the bags of peanut butter cups and matching sweaters in the comfort of your own home. But, it’ll be so much sweeter to see your BFF’s reaction when they open up their boo basket.

You can leave a note on top asking them to FaceTime you once it arrives, or request an unboxing video via text. Either way, from the other side of the screen, your heart will be filled with witchin’ vibes. Don’t waste another second that you could be shopping. Here are some quality boo basket ideas for couples.

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1. The Movie Night Basket

2. The Wine And Cheese Basket

3. The Backyard Tea Party Basket

It’s not too chilly for a backyard tea party yet, and you can give your friends everything they need to set one up. They’ll need a box of sugary and

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Krispy Kreme giving free doughnuts for wearing a Halloween costume

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Many traditional Halloween activities are a risk to spreading COVID-19, so here are some suggestions the CDC has stay safe this spooky season.

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Halloween is expected to look different across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, with health officials advising against traditional trick-or-treating.

But some national chains – including Lowe’s and Krispy Kreme – plan to offer alternatives.

The home improvement retailer announced Monday it will have “drive-through curbside trick-or-treating” at Lowe’s stores nationwide Oct. 22 and 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. where families “can drive up to receive candy and a small pumpkin at no cost to take home.”

Space is limited, but starting Saturday, Oct. 10, families can reserve a spot for the early Halloween events at Lowes.com/DIY, Lowe’s said in a news release, adding costumes are encouraged but not required.

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“We know that customers still want to celebrate Halloween, even if the holiday may look different for us this year,” Joe McFarland, Lowe’s executive vice president of stores, said in the release. “While the pandemic has changed many elements of everyday life, the tradition of trick-or-treating doesn’t have to be one of them.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is suggesting lower-risk activities such as Halloween-themed scavenger hunts at home or placing prefilled treat bags at the end of driveways for kids to pick up.

Among the riskiest Halloween activities when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19 are door-to-door trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating – “where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots” – and indoor parties or haunted houses,

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Vrbo celebrates 25th anniversary by giving away 25 stays in epic vacation homes

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AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To commemorate 25 years since it pioneered the online vacation rental business, Vrbo® is giving away 25 stays at some of its all-time favorite vacation homes. Vrbo selected 25 of its most iconic, highest-rated vacation homes, cabins, condos (and castles!) as options for contest winners to choose from.

To enter, participants just need to share a family vacation photo on Instagram or Facebook using #VrboTurns25. Vrbo will select winners who will get to choose a vacation home stay from Vrbo’s collection of all-time favorites.

“We wanted to recognize and show gratitude to our customers who have trusted Vrbo with their family vacations over the past 25 years. To celebrate this milestone, we are inviting families to look back through their old family photos to reminisce on their most precious memories together,” said Lish Kennedy, Vrbo’s VP of global brand marketing. “We’re giving away 25 stays in some truly over-the-top Vrbos to our favorite entrants – so share any throwback vacation photo that warms your heart, makes you laugh, smile or even shed a happy tear.”

Whether winners want to head to the beach, the mountains, the lake or the jungle – Vrbo selected a variety of vacation homes in different destinations that they can enjoy with their families. These are the Vrbos that travelers have liked, pinned, shared, commented on, and dreamed about.

Here are some unique picks that winners will be able to choose from:

  • 727 Airplane in the Costa Rican Jungle
  • Red Sands Ranch, a river resort that doubles as your own private amusement park
  • Sweet Escape, a fun, colorful house to satisfy your sweet tooth
  • A charming private island with
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Bed Bath & Beyond turnaround under way, but analysts say outside forces are also giving the company a boost

Tonya Garcia

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is reaping the rewards of an ongoing turnaround, but analysts say the company is also getting a boost from a coronavirus-impacted environment that has been favorable to the home space.

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) shares are soaring after second-quarter earnings beat expectations, with the company reporting the first same-store sales increase since 2016 (link). Shares were up nearly 9% in Friday trading, and have rallied more than 40% for the week.

Many research groups have raised their price target on Bed Bath & Beyond shares.

But UBS says the results need to be put in the context of a strong home furnishings category.

“It’s clear to us that the rising tide is lifting all boats,” analysts led by Michael Lasser wrote. “However, Bed Bath & Beyond also executed more effectively to take advantage of this tailwind.”

Read: Amazon will host its delayed Prime Day shopping event on Oct. 13 and 14 (link)

UBS rates Bed Bath & Beyond shares neutral with a $20 price target, up from $13.

“While we are impressed by the progress made, clearly the environment is helping with many of Bed Bath & Beyond’s key categories,” wrote JPMorgan analysts in a note. “This suggests ongoing share loss and there remains a lot of work to fix the company’s operating foundation while the COVID-induced nesting lap looms. As such, we remain neutral.”

JPMorgan moved its price target to $21 from $10.

Prior to the earnings announcement, retailers across the home design, home goods, and home improvement space were experiencing high demand from consumers who are spending more time in their houses due to the pandemic.

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RH (RH) was upgraded last week (link) on analyst expectation that high-end home

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Giving Your Kitchen a Face Lift With New Kitchen Cabinets

When you do a lot of cooking in your kitchen, over time your kitchen can start to look old and worn out. It is a perfectly natural occurrence of wear and tear. However, cooking in an environment that looks old, depressing and dirty can also affect your mood, and in turn affect how you feel when you cook.

A very great way of giving your kitchen a face lift is simply by redoing your kitchen cabinets!

There are several ways you can do this. You can tear down your old kitchen cabinets and install new ones. You can get kitchen cabinets with the latest designs, colors and styles to freshen up the look and feel of your kitchen from contemporary, to country, to even having antique style kitchen cabinets!

If you have the budget for this, installing new kitchen cabinets can be the way to go. On the other hand, if you need to keep costs within a limited budget, what can you do?

Refacing your cabinets is the other way to go. You do not have to tear down your old cupboards, especially if they have sentimental value for you. Instead, you can just give your kitchen cabinets a new look by updating the look and style of your old kitchen cabinets!

Look through the latest kitchen design magazines, or visit showrooms around your area for new ideas. Take this as a weekend project where you give your kitchen a makeover. You can even save money by looking for discounts or places where you can get what you are looking for at a cheaper price.

You could change the facade of your kitchen doors, replace your old kitchen cabinet knobs with the latest designs in handles or pulls or even have different textures to your kitchen cabinets.

Make sure …

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