Lakeside Selection: Our Weekly Favorites

As the weather turns colder, a mug of something warm and delicious hits the spot. Whether you’re serving morning coffee to a houseful of guests, sharing an afternoon cup of tea with a friend, or settling into your favorite chair with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book at the end of the day, a sip of something warming is a treat. That’s why this week’s focus is on how Lakeside can help you enjoy your coffee, tea or cocoa even more. These weekly favorites suggestions also make fantastic hostess gifts, impromptu Christmas presents or Secret Santa items for your office.


Single-serving coffee pods are the ideal solution for anyone who savors freshly brewed coffee, but doesn’t want to prepare a whole pot. Finding a home for all those pods can be a challenge, especially if you like a wide range of flavors. Instead of burrowing in a drawer for that cup of vanilla hazelnut coffee you’re craving, try one of our Coffee Pod Organizers and take back your counter space. Available in two models, each organizer holds K-cup and similar pods in a rack that makes it easy to find just the right flavor. Choose the drawer style that tucks neatly under your coffee maker or the free-standing carousel design that holds up to 35 packages. Get more from your coffee maker when you keep your coffees organized!


If you or someone special on your gift list is a tea lover, you’ll appreciate the flavorful assortment of teas in this Bentley’s Tea Collection Tin. The classic set includes favorite flavors such as bergamot-tinged Earl Grey, smooth English breakfast tea and flavorful orange spice. If you prefer a lighter selection of tastes, pick the green tea collection and enjoy the delicate flavor of green tea touched with mint, mango and pomegranate. Each reusable tin has 120 tea sachets in half a dozen flavors to give you plenty of variety.


Is today a coffee day, or are you in the mood for tea? Maybe it’s time for hot chocolate. These gift-ready collections of Holiday Teas, Coffee or Cocoas can make it tough to decide, but you’ll love any choice you make. The sets are also perfect for parties; let each guest choose a favorite flavor and create a custom beverage bar for your next gathering. Each set contains nine different flavors of tea, coffee or hot chocolate, all of which are winter classics. Savor tangy raspberry tea in the morning, caramel cocoa as an afternoon treat and Irish cream coffee after dinner.


The taste of a rich cup of hot chocolate only lasts a little while, but when you combine it with a more lasting gift, you give someone special a reason to smile for years. These sweet Sentiment Mugs warm hearts as well as hands. Each 11-ounce mug bears a pretty border inspired by nature and a line or two expressing love for a mother, daughter, aunt, sister or dear friend.

Pull up a chair and enjoy a cup with Lakeside, and you’ll see why we’ve chosen our tasty teas, coffees and cocoas as our weekly favorites feature.

Lakeside Selection: Our Weekly Favorites

Now that November is here, it’s sweater weather for everyone, including your beloved pets. When you’re chilly, you can pull on a pair of favorite socks or adjust the thermostat, but your pets have to rely on their own fur and feathers to stay warm. This week, we’re taking a look at ways you can pamper your pooch and coddle your kitty with a holiday-friendly twist.


As anyone who has ever enjoyed sharing a blanket with a pet can tell you, cats and dogs gravitate to enclosed areas. They like to feel protected on all sides, a habit left over from the wild when they looked for hollow logs or small caves to use as dens. Dragging a hollow log into your home isn’t really practical, but this adorable Santa’s Hat Pet Cave gives dogs or cats the protected nest they crave with a little holiday whimsy for you. For cats, the Santa’s hat bed is even more fun; the pom-pom attachment makes an irresistible toy for playful kittens. The red velveteen fabric readily sheds pet hair while the fleecy base has extra cushioning to keep your pet cozy on chilly winter nights. This Santa-themed pet bed is cute enough to be a decoration all by itself, but with your pet’s sweet, furry face at the opening, it’s too adorable to miss.


Even with a fur coat, pets sometimes need an extra layer or two to stay warm. When it’s snowy outside, keep your pet cozy on walks with this merry striped hat and sweater set. Ideal for short-haired and medium-haired dogs, the machine-washable set has a soft fleece lining and stripes of red, green and white. The matching hat has a sweet pom-pom top and a comfortable elastic strap to hold it secure and protect delicate ears from chilly weather. Long-wearing acrylic is dye-fast and water resistant to help keep your pup comfortable even when sleet or snow is falling. Make walks more fun for you and your pet with extra protection from the cold. Available in small, medium and large, it also fits cats, although not all of them will be as fond of hats as the Dr. Seuss character.


Pets don’t always pay much attention to the holidays unless they’re smelling a turkey in the oven or attempting to sneak treats during parties, but they always appreciate new toys. This Christmas, give your pet this set of Stuffing-Free Dog Toys and enjoy playtime without the worry of sending stuffing bits flying. In Santa, reindeer and snowman themes, the toys have squeaky inserts in the tops and feet, giving your dog another reason to love these colorful characters. Each polyester fabric toy has a fleecy exterior that’s easy for you to clean and is appealing for dogs to chew. The only stuffing you want your guests to see is the kind that goes with the turkey, so choose these un-stuffed fabric toys for your pet’s Christmas celebration.

Even if you don’t have pets, you’ll warm the hearts of people who do when you think of their furry friends this holiday season. Everything in this week’s collection also makes a fantastic gift, so surprise someone with a little something for the family pet.

Lakeside Collection: Our Weekly Favorites

Winter may not have put in an appearance yet, but with autumn comes a certain crispness to the air that means colder weather isn’t far behind for most of us. This week, we’re looking at ways to stay toasty on cool fall afternoons. Autumn’s brisk weather feels wonderful after summer’s sultry heat, but as days shorten and nights grow nippy, it’s even better to come inside and enjoy the warmth of home. Create your own cozy atmosphere with a few of our favorite things this week from Lakeside. Whether it’s a blustery October day or deep into November’s chill, you’ll love wrapping yourself in warmth.

Don’t wait until the holidays to enjoy feeling enveloped in comfort. Treat yourself or someone special to one of these cozy throw and socks tote sets and take the chill off after a day outside. Available in four stylish colors, the sets include a pair of non-slip socks in festive stripes, a wonderfully soft coordinating throw and a reusable canvas tote bag to keep everything together. Spandex and polyester blend fibers make the socks wonderfully soft and stretchy enough to fit most sizes. The rich hues of the plush poly throw complement any decor, and the matching tote looks as crisp as fall apples. Choose a set in warm chocolate, cozy burgundy, fresh blue or toasty beige. If you’re buying as a gift, pick out a set for yourself; you’ll want to bundle up too!

Piling on blankets is one way to stay warm, but you can keep your whole house more comfortable while lowering energy bills with the right window treatments. These insulated suede curtains have the luxurious look of suede and put another layer between autumn’s chill and your cozy bedroom or den. Open them during the day to let the sunlight pour in, then close them at night to eliminate drafts from loose window frames. The thermal backing on each set of curtains can also help your home stay cooler on those unseasonably hot days. Because they’re lined, these stylish tab-topped window treatments act as blackout curtains too. Your bedroom will be more restful when you block out unwanted light and sounds from outside.


Warmth is more than a physical attribute; it’s also an emotion. When you think of a warm greeting or a warm smile, you aren’t talking about the temperature. Create a warm, welcoming environment in your home by appealing to different senses. Cuddling up under a fleece throw feels good, but when your home holds the scent of spiced apples, oatmeal cookies or other cozy fragrances, you’ll feel warm in every way. We love this ceramic warmer and simmering fragrance chips to evoke a warm, cheerful mood in any room of the home. The set has no open flame and plugs into any outlet to warm fragrance chips, wax tarts or jar candles without producing smoke or soot. We also like the warmer’s flat plate for its versatility; it works with the attractive clear glass jar that comes with it or with your own favorite scented candles.

Get cozy with Lakeside this week, and you’ll enjoy fall’s cloudless skies and brisk nights even more.