Thanksgiving is over, and now I'm ready for the gift-giving holidays. I haven't yet decided if I'll be making gifts, or if I'll be buying them this year. I've seen several great DIY gift ideas, but sometimes those can end up being more expensive (and less appreciated) than purchased gifts. What are your thoughts on making vs buying holiday gifts? […]
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It’s the day before Thanksgiving and all I can think about is food. Seems like the right time to share with you a lovely gourmet cookie shop I love – Platine Cookies. I received their platinum deluxe tin – chock full of 2 dozen cookies and brownies – as a gift, and devoured every morsel over the course of a week. I shared a few, and several friends agreed – these cookies are pretty darn good especially considering that you can get them in the mail.
Real Simple just made my holiday shopping a heck of a lot easier – introducing: On The Go Gift Guides!
I’m not sure which genius on staff is responsible for this lightbulb moment, but I’m sure glad they came up with it. It’s reason enough to start your holiday shopping early this year and avoid that last-minute mad dash to the mall…
When it comes to Birthday gifts, it’s really the thought that counts…and if you’re like me, those thoughts count even more when they involve delicious, homemade baked goods!
My mother Ginny has a very sweet tradition (pun intended) I wanted to share here: every year, for her best friend’s birthday, she bakes a cake from scratch and delivers it by hand to her friend’s house, usually presented on a beautiful cake stand.
It’s Friday night, Father’s Day is on Sunday, and you haven’t gotten him a gift yet. You’re not alone.
With the month of June fast approaching, I’ve got gift-giving on my mind. A nice way to get organized is to shop ahead for the special occasions already on your calendar, and stock-up on a dozen or so (less specific) gift items to stash away – this way you’ll have a reserve of hostess and thank you gifts at the ready when a last minute party or weekend invite pops up. Online ordering makes this a cinch…