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New Cookbooks for Your Favorite Foodie

Now that Thanksgiving—and all its wonderful deliciousness—has come and gone, it’s time to face the next to-do in your holiday lineup: shopping for gifts. Here are a few recently released cookbooks that are sure to please any foodie on your list. For the Entertainer The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, Ree Drummond The much-beloved blogger and Food Network […]

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Beautiful Hostess Gifts from Beurre & Sel

That’s a pretty good looking cookie isn’t it? No surprise there since it’s a Jammer from Beurre & Sel, a cookie company from Dorie Greenspan and her son Josh. But it’s not just that these cookies are guaranteed to be delicious that makes them a great hostess gift (though that’s enough in my book), the double whammy is the stunning […]

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An Inventive Way to Send Money as a Gift

This fun birthday or graduation gift idea from She’s Crafty will brighten up your afternoon. If you send money to nieces and nephews for birthdays, switch up the normal card with this clever idea. Put single bills or coins into balloons and inflate them slightly then fill a shipping box with the balloons and send it off. It will be inexpensive […]

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Display Your Kid’s Drawing on Your Key Ring

Whether your child is a budding Picasso or Renoir you can now keep your favorite masterpiece right on your key chain. The Etsy Shop Formia Design offers custom key chains based on the artwork you send in. Take a look at some of her creations: Visit Formia Design on Etsy to find out how you can get a key chain […]

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Say it on a Pillow

Like a few people I know, I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day or many of the gifts that one would normally get on that day.  I don’t love chocolate and none of my favorite flowers are available in February.  But this year I found a real soft and sweet treat that would make any V-day scrooge (who happens […]

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Should You Send a Gift to a Wedding You Can’t Attend?

This week’s etiquette question came from HeatherMLee, who must decline an invitation to her niece’s wedding because it is too far for her to travel. She asked: “What is the appropriate thing to do, gift wise, if you cannot attend?” You should send a gift, HeatherMLee, to anyone who invites you to her wedding. Look at the situation this way: […]

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Can a Seltzer Maker Change Your Life?

Recently I noticed that no less than five friends/colleagues on Facebook mentioned that they’d recently gotten a home seltzer maker, and called it “life changing.” (Their words, not mine!) My interest was instant—and not just because I cannot resist an outrageous claim. The truth is, but when it comes to water intake, I’m more camel than fish. (Do fish drink?? […]

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Fashionably Foolproof Gift-Giving

Years ago for Christmas I received, from my boss at the time, what I still think is one of the best gifts both to give and to get. Normally I don’t suggest buying clothing for someone unless you know her or him as well, or better, than you know yourself. It can be difficult to tell what someone will love […]

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Get Ready: Tomorrow is Free Shipping Day

If you haven’t quite finished your holiday shopping (or if you haven’t even started). Tonight would be a good night to make your game plan because tomorrow, Friday, December 16th is Free Shipping Day. More than 1,000 online sellers will offer free shipping on all purchases. Get the whole list of participants on FreeShipping.org. And if you’re still looking for […]

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