Flashback to the winter of 1980. I was only four years old when, together with the help of my older sister, I was scribbling my wishes for Christmas onto a piece of paper.
If your gift wrapping is golden-retriever-puppy cute, who cares what's inside?! Here are 11 DIY gift wrap ideas proven to please even the grinchiest person on your list. No matter your gift, these awesome ideas will ensure that it is dressed to impress!
There are gifts and there are gifts. Typically the ones we exchange during the holidays are perfectly fine. (Anyone wants to send me chocolate, you've got my email.) But face it, despite the stressing about what to get and how much to spend, most of what we give and get is just not that memorable.
Hanukkah is here, and it's just a few days left before Christmas --- you're running out of time to get this perfect gift, everybody! But there are still plenty of options to find that perfect item.
This is a perfect time to stop for a moment and really think about the meaning of your own celebrations, so that you don't end up spending a fortune in time and money with nothing real to show when it is over.
Here's why the surprise puppy needs to make a Christmas gift comeback...
When it comes to gift buying for kids -- at Hanukkah, Christmas or birthdays -- I'm an advocate for giving a child something they really want. In other words, gifts are supposed to add to a child's happiness. And my emphasis here is on the stand-alone word "child's," with no gender-labeling modifiers.
'Tis the season to shop for presents. Yes, again. It comes the same time every year. Please get out from under your desk. Holiday gift shopping is not...
"Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the stranger and the unwanted child, care for the ill, and love your enemies" is the...
It's easy to get caught up in consumerism every Christmas, taking one dreaded day to slog through a sea of people in the malls and dig for that discount-priced trinket that won't embarrass you too much when the person you love tears open your lousy gift.
They say good things come in small packages. Tech toys may not be the biggest items your kids will unwrap this year, but they certainly will be full of good stuff.
People who are exceptionally intelligent in one or more areas can be particularly difficult to choose gifts for, either because their interests are so esoteric (e.g., physics) or so focused that you are inclined to expand their horizons (e.g., no more puzzles, no more comics!).
This year, go beyond the bottle.
The holidays are coming and you know what that means... It's that time of year when you start looking for inspiring gift ideas to give to friends and family! Sure you can give gift cards or clothes, but why not give something that is a bit more meaningful?
Everyone is going to be happy with their Secret Santa gifts this year because you're going to forward this to all your office mates.
I can't imagine life without my travel towel or vacuum-sealer bag for dirty clothes. It sometimes requires crazy-looking gadgets at the risk of having other people look at you like you're crazy.