Web Coolness: holiday deals, a song for Hurricane Sandy relief, and an unusual idea for fighting bullies

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.

Follow us on Twitter! We’re tweeting the best holiday deals all weekend long, especially those that support small shops and indie designers and crafters.

On Babycenter, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best baby keepsake holiday gifts, all for under $50.

This may be more challenging than stringing up the lights, but this hand-drawn chalkboard Christmas tree makes a big impact (above). And check out more Christmas tree ideas for small spaces over at Apartment Therapy.

Fighting bullies with sarcasm (and kindness)? Our editor Liz’s unconventional advice may give her kids the upper hand.

You won’t believe what kid-favorite song Alicia Keys sang on Jimmy Fallon the other night.Here’s one mom’s compelling reason to tell our girls that we are beautiful too.

CMP favorite The Pop Ups‘ latest song 40 Things To Do In A Blackout sounds great, and the tune does good things too: all proceeds from sales will be donated to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Easily the most interesting menorah craft we’ve ever seen!

How Kristen has learned to appreciate what her husband does–and not harp on what he doesn’t do–and what it’s done for their marriage.

The latest episode of Cafe Mom’s Coffee Shop Confessions wonders if this mom needs to learn to sleep on her own.

Pinterest Board of the WeekModCloth’s Magic’s in the Makeup board is loaded with fashionable inspiration for the upcoming holidays.

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