Does the thought of buying Christmas gifts send chills down your spine? Does your heart skip a beat every time you start to think about your quest for perfect presents? Are you tired of stressing out over the whole gift-giving adventure? If shopping for Christmas gifts has got you singing the blues this year, maybe it’s time to change things up a bit. Buying gifts for your loved ones, after all, should be a joyous experience! Not something that makes you want to pull the blankets over... Read More
Millions of people all over the world buy Christmas gifts for their friends, neighbors, family members and coworkers every year. Tight economical times and the quest for simplicity, however, have caused many consumers to reevaluate the need for holiday presents. In fact, the whole debate over gift-giving during the Christmas season has caused a ruckus that has reached epic proportions in recent years.
As a child, I remember the excitement the holiday season brought. There was so much generosity... Read More
Mother’s Day gifts like simple, heartfelt cards might seem super easy this year. And since all of those April showers are bringing May flowers to boot, you might even be considering a freshly cut bloom. Although Mom would never complain about the gifts she receives, however, wouldn’t it be nice to give her a Mother’s Day gift that is truly sensational for a change? There are just a few days left until Mom’s big day, my friends, and the pressure is on! Skip over those... Read More
The holiday season can be extremely difficult for military families, and finding magnificent Christmas gifts for military members is probably one of the most challenging tasks of the holiday season. Service members are often stationed overseas, on ships, or in combat zones. Although military bases try to do their best to get into the holiday spirit, it’s still a tough time for those far away and their family members at home. Christmas decorations, holiday celebrations and festive events... Read More
We’ve all got at least one Grinch on our Christmas gifts list it seems. Despite the alluring aroma of Christmas cookies that fills the air, festive holiday music and decorations around every turn, and warm Christmas wishes from people we don’t even know during the holiday season, some people just despise Christmas altogether. In most cases, the Grinches in our lives are not bad people. Perhaps they’ve just had a bad Christmas experience. Maybe the holiday season brings back... Read More
When it comes to giving Christmas gifts, it’s all about mastering the art of gift-giving. Even the most ordinary items can become extraordinary when we present them to our recipients in thoughtful and efficient ways. And magnificent gifts can seem humdrum when they aren’t presented properly. In our haste to “just get the whole thing over with”, however, many of us frantically purchase gifts, add a little wrapping paper and either send them off in the mail or put them under the tree... Read More
Many people across the nation use their income tax returns to buy Christmas gifts for the upcoming holiday season. And these are really smart people! Not only do these shoppers save tons of hard earned cash by shopping for gifts throughout the year, they also make great use of that extra cash that would otherwise simply dwindle away. And why not take advantage of the refunds we receive to create our Christmas budget for the following holiday season? This is a wonderful way to avoid going into... Read More
Chances are, if you don’t already know how to wrap Christmas gifts like a pro the mere thought of gift wrapping can seem pretty intimidating. That majestic pile of presents isn’t going to wrap itself, though! And unless you have a little Christmas gift wrapping fairy hiding in your home, or you’ve forked out the extra dough to have your gifts professionally wrapped, you’re either going to end up with really funny looking gifts or you’re going to need to wrap things... Read More
All of the best intentions in the world do not necessarily lead to better Christmas gifts. Shoppers like you and me typically spend countless hours every year frantically searching for that perfect gift. While we research all of the most popular gifts, the most unique presents, and the items that seem really personal when sitting on the shelf, we often end up let down when the big day arrives. If you’re tired of losing sleep trying to figure out how to buy better gifts for your loved... Read More
You’ve got some pretty one-of-a-kind recipients on your shopping list, and those everyday, humdrum Christmas gifts will never suffice this holiday season. You need unique Christmas gifts. Items that say you really put some thought into your holiday shopping. Things that make your loved ones say wow!
Now before you head out to that massive big-box store down the road, let’s think this through! Does Bobby really want the same t-shirt as all his friends? Will Emma really be impressed... Read More
With Easter just around the corner, the Easter Bunny is hopping around frantically preparing for his annual adventure. But this Sunday may not be his only trip around the world delivering gifts this year. Rumor has it that there has been some discussion about Santa taking the year off. And who is better suited to fill his boots than the Easter Bunny himself? If this rumor is true, how will Mrs. Claus, the elves, and the reindeer be impacted? Will Santa’s workshop ever be the same? We... Read More
It’s not easy buying creative housewarming gifts for loved ones who have joined the tiny house trend. The whole idea, after all, is to downsize and make things more simple. If your loved one just recently went through the de-clutter mission of a lifetime, the last thing you want to do is add to the space-saving challenge. If your heart is set on buying a unique housewarming gift for your recipient’s tiny home, however, there are a few things we’re sure will be a... Read More
Finding the right Christmas gifts for cool kids can mean all the difference between being a ho-hum holiday parent and becoming the coolest Christmas mom on the block! Take it from me- I used to be one of those ordinary moms who bought whatever I could find on sale just to fill up the space underneath the tree. But after years of “oh Geez Mom” and “aw Mom not again” I decided I had better get the hang of buying awesome gifts before I became banished from the cool moms... Read More
Sentimental Christmas gifts don’t necessarily need to break your holiday budget. In a world where frugality is king, extreme couponing, inexpensive DIY projects and massive cutbacks in lifestyles have taken the nation by storm. Tiny houses are popping up in cities and towns throughout the nation. Super small, economical cars are filling America’s roadways. Budget-friendly Pinterest projects are the new decorating craze. And People everywhere are learning how to be more resourceful... Read More
Santa’s Workshop is in the spotlight during the holiday months. The elves are busy making and preparing millions of Christmas gifts to deliver all over the world. The reindeer are resting up for their magnificent holiday journey. Santa is making his list and checking it twice to ensure that no “nice” kids get overlooked on the big day. And of course Mrs. Claus is making lots of Christmas cookies and cocoa and preparing fabulous feasts to keep everyone nourished before the big... Read More
Did you know that a whopping 38% of consumers start shopping early for Christmas gifts? Even by completing their Christmas shopping just a couple of months in advance, the average consumer saves an average of $400 on their yearly holiday shopping adventure! That’s quite a lot of savings to achieve by simply digging into the hunt for Christmas gifts a few months ahead of the rush. Just imagine how much you can save by starting today! Are you ready to find out?
Save BIG on Christmas... Read More
Wouldn’t it be great to just order 25 of the same Christmas gifts and be done with your holiday shopping for the year? Or course the idea sounds appealing, but in reality- how boring would that be? Your friends and family members are all one of a kind, after all, and they deserve unique Christmas gifts that are as special as they are! Uncommon gift ideas won’t likely be found at that discount store down the street, or lining the shelves of those huge department stores, however. If... Read More
The holiday season isn’t the only time you should make a difference in your community. The Christmas season is known for being the season of giving, and people all over the world give material Christmas gifts, gifts of time, and gifts of friendship to those in need. It’s important to remember, however, that we should show that same kind of compassion to people from all walks of life all of the time. Did you know that you can become a Super Elf all year long? That’s right!... Read More
Millions of shoppers across the nation begin their Christmas gift shopping adventures early every year. In fact, you wouldn’t believe the number of people who begin scouring merchants’ stock for fantastic deals on Christmas gifts as early as January! While I’m not quite that well organized, I do like to join the one in four other American adults who plan to finish their holiday shopping before the season ever gets underway. Why? Grab a quick cup of coffee and I’ll tell... Read More
Are your kids tired of the same old routine every Easter? Maybe it’s time you add a little pizazz to your spring holiday with an Easter scavenger hunt! You don’t need many supplies, and preparation can be almost as fun as the hunt itself. Whether you have toddlers, teens or in-betweens, you can tailor your scavenger hunt to fit almost any budget, age or interest and magical memories will be hopping in to save the day before you know it! Just grab your imagination and let’s go... Read More
You did a great job with all of those wonderful holiday activities like preparing festive feasts, shopping for Christmas gifts, and ringing in the New Year. Now that all the fuss is over, however, it’s time to clean up the mess and get ready for spring. If the thought of all of that spring cleaning has got you frazzled, maybe you should take some time to relax and take a break with these fresh ideas for some springtime fun! Grab a glass of that refreshing lemonade and relax in the breeze... Read More
Beautiful spring flowers are beginning to bloom and they remind me that Easter is just around the corner. Before we know it, kids across the nation will be gathered around kitchen tables everywhere to add their own personal touches to plain old every day eggs. Parents, caregivers and youth organizations will be hustling to arrange exciting Easter egg hunts. And Easter baskets filled with wonderful gifts will be delivered by the Easter Bunny himself. If you’re still trying to find the best... Read More
In a world filled with high-tech gadgets, magnificent internet capabilities and lots of glitz and glam, it might be hard to imagine what Christmas wish lists might have looked like 100, 50, or even 20 years ago. Back before smartphones and virtual reality were born, Christmas morning looked quite a bit different. Have you ever wondered what the most wanted Christmas gifts of the past might have looked like? We caught Santa and the elves on their coffee break the other day, and we decided to ask... Read More
There is nothing more memorable than a holiday gift exchange filled with crazy Christmas gifts. These types of presents bring smiles to the faces of children of all ages, and isn’t that what Christmas is all about, after all? Unfortunately, it can be kind of tough to outdo that one of a kind wacky gift you received from Uncle Ray last year, or the ugly Christmas sweater aunt Betty bestowed upon you. I mean, crazy gifts and holiday gags take some serious time and effort to dream up.... Read More
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The first signs of spring are beginning to indicate that warmer weather is on its way- complete with sunshiny days and starry nights. While we’re pretty sure that Christmas gifts are not the first things topping your list this early in the season, we thought we would remind you that the big day is only nine short months away. And there are oodles of reasons why starting your gift finding adventure early this year will put a spring in your step now, and all year long. Hurry! Grab a nice... Read More
Although Christmas is just a few days away, there is still time to order last minute Christmas gifts for your friends and family members this year. While we always have the best of intentions and plan to get our holiday shopping done early every year, something always tends to come up. Maybe you had to work extra hours at the office. Perhaps there are a few people that you simply had trouble finding unique gifts for. Or maybe you’ve already attended so many Christmas celebrations that the... Read More
People love scavenger hunts! It doesn’t matter what time of year you have one. A Christmas gifts scavenger hunt is a unique and creative way to engage your kids in deductive reasoning and heighten the anticipation of opening Christmas gifts. It can be a fun Christmas activity for all ages at your upcoming holiday party, or a great way to add excitement on Christmas morning.
So, how do you create a scavenger hunt for your Christmas gifts this year?
Step 1: Choose an Age-Appropriate Scavenger... Read More
The tradition of putting up a Christmas tree is a memory many children cherish. There are many rituals and activities associated with decorating the Christmas tree. If you want to create a Family Christmas Tree Event, here are some suggestions.
Get a Real Tree
If your family doesn’t have a problem with allergies, then bring a real evergreen into your home this Christmas. Going out to get a Christmas tree is an exciting tradition for adults and kids alike. Nothing beats... Read More