Tasty homemade treats like cookies, cakes, and pies are wonderful Christmas gifts for hard to shop for family members and friends. Fresh baked holiday goodies are also great connections to memories, like Grandma’s fruitcake or your Dad’s beer bread. However, most of us aren’t champion bakers, and we can use all the help we can get. So, these holiday baking tips will make your Christmas and Thanksgiving treats more delicious!Holiday Baking Tips for Butter
You can’t make any classic... Read More
On this beautiful Thanksgiving morning, I was awakened by the marvelous aroma of fabulous holiday treats I had baked the night before. The scent of strong coffee soon replaced that comforting fragrance- warning me that a busy day was ahead. As the sun began to shine in through the windows I glanced around me. Suddenly I noticed the little things that make me so happy each day of my life- those things I take for granted everyday. While they may not mean much on a monetary note, they mean the... Read More
America’s support of her troops is a year-long campaign. However, the desire to share a little extra support is more noticeable during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Luckily some charitable organizations are always ready to bring some holiday cheer to our troops.
These organizations do their part to keep morale up and the concern for our troops front and center. Some Christmas efforts are food drives for veterans, care packages for deployed troops, Christmas stockings for soldiers,... Read More
Thanksgiving and Christmas are both times of the year when food is the main event of the evening (at least for adults.) Over 48 million Americans deal with hunger every day. That is why local food drives are something many people rely on during the holiday season. The sight of a holiday feast is worth its weight in any other Christmas gifts to a lot of people.
If you’ve ever struggled to put food on the table, you will understand the importance of a food drive. Charities often see an... Read More
According to a recent nationwide survey, only 23% of shoppers plan to physically shop in stores in the United States to catch Black Friday deals. Will you be one of them? Or will you join the millions of people who are now choosing to stay home, spend time with their families and shop online for Christmas gifts? With after-Thanksgiving Day deals so plentiful with online retailers these days, and so many one of a kind merchants at your beck and call with the click of your mouse, maybe the safer,... Read More
Black Friday is just a few days away and shopping centers and stores all over the nation are in a rush to get prepared for what has been deemed the busiest shopping day of the year. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous. Thousands of people suffer serious injuries during the annual shopping adventure. And the chaos isn’t limited to massive malls and department stores in the bigger cities, either. Even small towns turn upside down as consumers rush to buy Christmas gifts the day... Read More
Christmas time is a time of year when people try to share a little kindness with their fellow man. Acts of kindness don’t have to be just for strangers. An act of kindness can be the basis for thoughtful and considerate Christmas gifts for anyone in your life. These Christmas gift ideas are rooted in sharing a little kindness with your loved ones.
Car Maintenance Christmas Gift Ideas
Looking for Christmas gift ideas for a teenager or a working mom? Why not offer to pay for an oil change or to... Read More
Black Friday is a great time to find fantastic deals on unique Christmas gifts. But who wants to deal with all of those crowds, lack of sleep, and out of stock items? Not me, that’s for sure. If you’ve ever braved the Black Friday sales, you know what I mean. Fortunately, you can beat the hordes of frantic shoppers and avoid the empty shelves when you shop for presents from home.
Why Buy Gifts from Home Before Black Friday?
Scouring the sales ads and staying up all night to get to... Read More
Why not throw a gingerbread party? A gingerbread celebration is a fun, interactive party for kids and kids-at-heart. The idea is perfect for a Christmas art project, a high school home economics class, or a child’s wintertime birthday.
A classic Christmas treat is the gingerbread house. These sweet houses are made traditionally from sturdy gingerbread and iced to look like Candyland dream houses. The skill and artistry of a gingerbread building are certainly something to go googly eyed... Read More
Traveling during the holiday season opens the doors to unique and memorable Christmas memories. Cities all over the country offer festivals and Christmas events that make their city stand out. If you have plans to travel to Texas this holiday season, consider making a stop at Grapevine, Texas.
Grapevine, Texas is known as “The Christmas Capital of Texas.” For 40 or more days, visitors to the Dallas and Fort Worth area will see numerous Christmas displays and Christmas shows. They will also... Read More
We’re always hearing about those amazing “WOW” Christmas gifts that bring tears of joy and deep inner happiness to our loved ones, but what about those awful, terrible, gaudy and repulsive presents they receive? What about those “givers” who have the tackiest Christmas gift ideas we can imagine? We think it’s time we took the time to acknowledge the true gifting heroes in our lives! The ones who dare to give the unacceptable! We think it’s time that Super Elf strikes back with... Read More
Homemade Christmas gifts are one of the many joys that go along with having grandchildren. A little bit of creativity goes a long way when it comes to homemade gifts. Although sometimes the best homemade gifts are more practical than you think. If you and the kids would like to give Grandpa a well thought out homemade gift this holiday season, these unique, custom created Christmas gift ideas will certainly put a smile on his face.Handprint Coasters Make Great Christmas Gifts for GrandpaIf... Read More
There aren’t too many types of presents that are more meaningful to your sweetheart than personalized Christmas gifts. When you have a gift custom created, or personalize it in some way, it demonstrates to your significant other that you took extra time finding the right gift. And that you really thought about him or her when you purchased the item. In the old days, most personalized items were either handmade by the giver, mass produced by large chain stores (only featuring the most popular... Read More
“Going into the city” is a Christmas tradition many of us remember from our childhoods. Big cities in general just know how to celebrate Christmas in their own regional way. Chicago, also known as “the Windy City” is one city that goes all out for the holiday season. Visitors to Chicago will find tons unique Christmas gifts and holiday activities that the whole family will be excited about in 2016!
If you have plans to go to Chicago this holiday season, then these are some wonderful... Read More
If you have a cigar aficionado on your holiday shopping list this season and you’re not familiar with the wonderful world of cigars, buying cigar gifts might just be a bit of a challenge. While we understand that purchasing a few of those low quality cigars at the convenience store is, well, convenient, and you might even be able to luck out with a few mid quality smokes at the cigar specialty shop downtown, those types of Christmas gifts are probably not going to make your loved one’s... Read More
Many retro Christmas decorations are being brought out of storage to be put on display again for 2016. Bloggers and home decor publications are encouraging Christmas decorators to raid their grandmother’s Christmas decorations, as well as yard sales and antique stores. So, what are you looking for once you wrestle that box down from the attic? Well, here are some “old fashioned” Christmas decorations that are making a comeback.
Aluminum Christmas Trees
Most millennials won’t remember... Read More
Christmas anxiety is a real thing. There are so many things to stress out over such as dealing with that estranged sister over Christmas dinner or the worry that a special Christmas gift for a loved one won’t arrive in time for the big day. With a little planning, holiday gift shipping shouldn’t be a problem.
Luckily in today’s digital age, shipping Christmas gifts has become a simple 3 step process. However, if an item is back ordered or the gift is something homemade or needs a... Read More
Are you ready to wrap up your holiday shopping so you can relax and enjoy the rest of the season’s celebrations? Super Elf is here with loads of ideas for Christmas gift baskets that are sure to save the day! Whether you’re racking your brain for ideas to create your own magnificent baskets of holiday joy, or you are searching for high quality, professionally created gift baskets, we’ve got the ideas you need to get the job done. No need to saddle up the reindeer. Just kick back and click... Read More
We are having another amazing christmas giveaway. You can be the lucky winner to receive this 25″ Christmas Wreath. Of course, this wreath is Santa’s favorite…it was suggested by Mrs. Claus! This classy Christmas wreath features an organdy gold bow and gorgeous Ponderosa pine cones against an aroma-rich backdrop of Noble Fir and Princess Pine, juniper and incense berries. It’s sure to be your favorite, too!Here’s how to Win
1. Go to ChristmasGifts.com and choose a... Read More
If you’re struggling in some way this holiday season, maybe it’s time a Christmas miracle touched your life. Are you are going through particularly difficult times? If so, it is important to remember that you’re not alone. Although Christmas time is a time of generosity, compassion, and joy, the Christmas magic that a lot of people take for granted never reaches the doorsteps of many magnificent people around the world. Sadly, many wonderful souls are left suffering with financial... Read More
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Christmas this year? How about a trip to the North Pole? North Pole, Alaska that is. Christmas in Ice is a 501 nonprofit organization that offers visitors a winter wonderland for kids of all ages. The organization supports ice carving artistry and education. It also oversees an ice park that is entirely run by volunteers.What does Christmas in Ice Offer?
The park is Christmas themed and offers ice slides, a maze, indoor craft opportunities, a gift shop, and... Read More
We all love giving gifts that are custom created, but coming up with fresh personalized Christmas gift ideas each year can be a little tough. While customized coffee mugs, scarves and jewelry are all wonderful ideas, sometimes we want to just step away from the ordinary. Reach out to our loved ones with something new and exciting. Maybe give them a gift that will make them laugh. So we don our favorite ugly Christmas sweater, straighten our Christmas stockings, and warm up the sleigh to prepare... Read More
When you just can’t think of any gift to get that hard to shop for person, sometimes cash is the easiest answer. However, most people want to give a gift that is well presented, maybe even a little funny. If cash is all you have to offer someone on your gift list this year, there are ways to “wrap it” so that the fun of gift getting is still there for your recipient. There really are some creative Christmas cash gift options out there.Origami Money
An online search will get you tons of... Read More
When you don’t know what to give your coworkers or classmates for Christmas, consider the fact you can’t go wrong with candy. Candy is something that almost everyone loves to receive. These are some suggestions for creating a holiday gift with candy that will make your coworkers go “Wow!!” The ideas on this list are easy to put together and will make you look more crafty than you probably actually are.Candy Sleighs
A candy sleigh is an impressive Secret Santa gift. It is a great... Read More
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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