December 7th: Treat Yourself

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One of the best ways to celebrate Decemberfest is to make a great cup of tea, take a hot bath, and enjoy some throwback candy from former East Germany. Fortunately for you, all of those things are available as gifts today, so all you have to do is put on a Charles Mingus record (sorry, we don't have any records as gifts) and leave a comment below!


Have some sweets.

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, it signalled the end of the German Democratic Republic and the beginning of a new, reunified Germany. During the fifty years of East Germany's existence, lots of interesting commodities were produced, like the plastic-clad Trabant automobile — but we weren't able to get our hands on one of these for Decemberfest.


In lieu of a historical car, the German website MemorySweets is giving away a box of authentic East German candy for Decemberfest. The sweets in this box are rare candies that were popular in the former GDR. Having personally tasted several of the treats that are being given away by MemorySweets, I can assure you that the winner will be quite satisfied with this little taste of history. 


GDR candy

Soak your feet.

Iris Kuhn, the woman behind SPA Manufactur, sells home spa products that are made with fresh, pure, organic ingredients. Everything that Iris sells is her own creation — she prides herself on developing and producing "healthy and therapeutic home spa products," which are available in SPA Manufactur's Jimdo store. She likes to say that everything she makes is composed of equal parts love and know-how.


For Decemberfest, Iris is offering an alpine milk bath kit and fresh herbal tea. The bath therapy kit is a mixture of alpine milk, cocoa butter, lemongrass, rosemary, mint, and other herbs that relax your body and soothe your skin. The winner of this gift is certain to have a calm, aromatic evening courtesy of SPA Manufactur. 


Tweet, tweet, tweet.

You can enter to win these prizes by leaving a comment below or by retweeting our daily Decemberfest tweet. Retweeting is groovy because it gives you a chance to win and it lets other people know about all the great Decemberfest gifts — after all, generosity is the word of the season. Take care and see you tomorrow! 

Home spa kit


Dan Gray

Decemberfest: Not bigger than The Beatles, but way bigger than a beetle. 

Comments: 29 (Discussion closed)

  • #1

    libertadproductions (Friday, 07 December 2012 10:43)

    nice again

  • #2

    laviadellartista (Friday, 07 December 2012 11:56)

    gnam gnam!!! :9

  • #3

    Katherine Babcock (Friday, 07 December 2012 12:37)

    Wow - What a generously cool gift! I'm off to tweet about Decemberfest. Thank you, MemorySweets & SPA Manufactur - I love both your websites and appreciate your generosity. :) Happy holidays!

  • #4

    Caryn Fenimore (Friday, 07 December 2012 12:40)

    looks yummy!

  • #5

    Tom Allen (Friday, 07 December 2012 13:19)

    Very Nice! They both sound Awesome.

  • #6

    shcjtech (Friday, 07 December 2012 14:05)

    The variety is interesting.

  • #7

    lee duncklee (Friday, 07 December 2012 14:43)

    Candy, my favorite happiness food!

  • #8

    Karen Duncklee (Friday, 07 December 2012 14:48)

    After all the shopping a fab foot soak will be wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • #9

    jadeclemens (Friday, 07 December 2012 15:23)

    Sounds like bliss...

  • #10

    Cameron (Friday, 07 December 2012 15:38)

    Awesome! Go to:

  • #11

    emmadavis (Friday, 07 December 2012 16:24)

    My German mother and I would love this! Great prize package!

  • #12

    ticketsbycarter (Friday, 07 December 2012 16:53)


  • #13

    Fawn P. (Friday, 07 December 2012 17:38)

    Oh, i would love either of these.

  • #14

    Margo (Friday, 07 December 2012 17:51)

    Who could have imagined - East Germany candy.

  • #15

    kwoxer (Friday, 07 December 2012 19:25)


  • #16

    uppercervicalgroup (Friday, 07 December 2012 20:02)

    Bath therapy? Yes please!

  • #17

    lightwriter (Friday, 07 December 2012 20:19)

    How wonderful... what a wonderful opportunity to enjoy this package.
    My parents instilled many German traditions in me and the simple pleasures of Family, Food (cookie & candy plates )and Cheer espeicially during the holidays. Fröhliche Weihnachten!

  • #18

    Nancy (Friday, 07 December 2012 22:40)

    Thought I loved you guys before... But I WON YESTERDAY! Seriously... i WON! Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou! I may have to name my next book after you! LOL! Or maybe a character?? LOL!

  • #19

    kaceyjames (Friday, 07 December 2012 23:25)

    Just what the doctor ordered! Yummy!

  • #20

    Anthony C. Thermos (Saturday, 08 December 2012 00:05)


  • #21

    clarityresolutions (Saturday, 08 December 2012 02:27)

    Wonderful to think about! and I won already too!!!! Let me join Nancy in a chorus of i WON!!! Thank you thank you!

  • #22

    shonargrove (Saturday, 08 December 2012 02:50)

    Portable spa or yummy sweets ... hmmm ... either would be fab!!

  • #23

    Jim Wilson (Saturday, 08 December 2012 04:00)

    Thank you for the chance at very interesting offerings from 2 great looking companies.

  • #24

    Rachel Canales (Saturday, 08 December 2012 04:03)

    I want to have this foodies.

  • #25

    Tom Allen (Sunday, 09 December 2012 14:28)

    More great gifts!

  • #26

    ecadcenter (Saturday, 15 December 2012 13:00)

    This gift is perfect for my family during our bonding time.

  • #27

    handmade-tintin (Thursday, 20 December 2012 04:53)


  • #28

    Nguyễn Việt GPS (Monday, 24 December 2012 09:46)

    Merry Christmas!

  • #29

    Laptop cu gia re (Tuesday, 25 December 2012 05:44)