When my mother was well along in years, she entreated her family please not to send her any more items of the sort that required dusting. "I've got enough things already," I remember her saying. "Enough that need to be cleaned."
As travelers, we strive to collect more moments than things, but sometimes it's those things we carry with us that make the moments even richer. These 15 Valentine's Day gift ideas are sure to do just that.
How do you properly buy a Valentine's Day gift for a Millennial boyfriend? Creatively, using your outside-of-the-box thinking cap and taking some advice from guru's in the Millennial men's commerce space.
I never wanted to become that grandmother. The one who always says yes to her sweet, funny granddaughter. No matter what she asks. But finds it so easy to say no to the rambunctious grandson who moves too quickly from place to place. Whose energy is exhausting. But exactly as it should be.
I feel like a broken record when I say that guys are impossible to shop for, but it's true! And, Valentine's Day might just be the hardest occasion of all because men plus romantic gifts equals awkward most of the time.
These little guys come in tight little balls and over time expand into big beautiful layers of color and complexity. Peonies are a way of showing your layers -- and a way to say that you're really ready to learn more about your partner.
How is it that we expect people to read our minds. Why do we subject ourselves year in and year out to this game? Why do gifts represent so much, and trigger so many emotions? Why do we seem to feel ashamed for being disappointed? What's wrong with wanting something?
While war veterans have their moments to reflect back and share, what about the rank and file in the business world? What are they proud of? What are their stories within the organization's history?
Now that I'm freed from the chains of this holiday, I can finally say exactly what I would want, as a parent, dad, whatever, provided that it comes from my significant other.
Beautiful gift-wrapping is kinda like fashion's first impression: a well-dressed box gets noticed, while a funky-monkey number can be shortchanged no matter how cool the contents.
About a year ago (most likely on a cold and dreary winter weekend), I bought myself some yellow roses and posted a pic of them on Facebook. I rememb...
As the New Year's hype starts to cool down, you might have begun to notice that February 11th isn't too far off, and, as a Parks and Rec junkie, you know what that means -- Galentine's Day, the day to enjoy your womanhood with your besties!
If you know someone who has little time for themselves, why not surprise them with a gift to show your love? Not the material kind that'll add to the already massive pile of "things" in their home, but the kind that fulfills their desire for a little relief.
When it comes to decoding your gift, I can help. If you got earrings or some other nice-ish piece of jewelry, that probably means your boyfriend genuinely cares about you and is not looking to breakup. But it also likely means he knows that you want a ring, but he is not ready or willing to go there.
With Christmas and Hanukkah finally over, I wanted to take some time to talk about the insanity of our holiday gift-giving traditions. From where I sit, the ritual of exchanging stuff is a total waste of time and money.
About a dozen years ago my wife, Debbie, gave me the most transformative gift I have ever received. It literally changed the trajectory of my life (an...