Los Angeles-based lifestyle expert Sally Horchow learned the art of wrapping at her mother's wrap desk at age 5, wrote thank-you notes before she could tie her own shoes, and worked in packing and shipping at the Horchow Collection (the mail-order company founded by her father) soon thereafter.
Not every great present costs as much as a mortgage payment -- if you know where to look. This Old House rounded up some of the coolest, ultra-affordable gifts around for everyone on your list (and if you buy them for yourself, we won't tell).
While parents may fret about guaranteeing that their children's holiday bounty is equal, it certainly isn't the most memorable part of the holiday. And if the children's complaint of inequality is honored, then a mountain will be made of a mole hill.
Hosting a gathering with family or friends for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Years?
Many of us do get distracted and confused. After all, we need material security to live, and support our families, and our increasingly unequal society makes that more and more difficult.
Just remember, don't differentiate between a girl and a boy. Focus on giving them gifts that will develop their curiosity, creativity and persistence. Isn't that important for both girls and boys?
If you are anything like me, you're always looking to hoard more books - especially photography books! When books are forty or fifty dollars or more, ...
Throw together this all-purpose holiday elixir and keep a couple of small bottles on hand--in the event of a cocktail or gifting emergency.
Finding the right something isn't about spending as much money as you can reasonably afford -- it's about picking what's most likely to resonate with her, her interests and her style.
Do you like to surprise friends and family members with edible gifts around the holidays?
Okay brides and grooms: the holiday season is upon us and whether you have a ring on it yet (or not), it will soon be time for YOU to pop the question to your bridesmaids. I see this as the perfect opportunity to curl up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa, take out that glue gun, and get to work.
Yet again, gift cards are the most requested gift item of the holiday season. That means there's a good chance you will be shopping for one this year, and we have shopping secrets to ensure you get the most value for your gift card dollar.
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Gifts are good things! But, too much of anything isn't good. A great way to combat having too many toys is to shift all the gifts to non-toy items.
You shouldn't settle for anything less than what genuinely thrills you, and that includes fragrance. Whether it's personal or atmospheric, scents carry energy that can impact you powerfully.
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