Getting Kids Addicted to Giving

Drives me bonkers when people talk talk talk about giving but don't actually get their tuchus in motion - financially, physically, and specifically with their kids. Our children are not going to gain appreciation for those less fortunate or the extreme needs that exist in our world unless they are engaged in a very active way. Watching parents write a check is not going to do it. They'll roll their eyes. After spending far too much money on groceries that were pushed around the plates on Thanksgiving, I was anxious to find a way to get my children actively involved....more

Fair Trade Gift Guide

This pick of fantastic gift ideas features contemporary & appealing designs, handmade with eco-friendliness and Fair Trade as the top agendas. Dig deeper into these websites to see a bounty of treasures....more

6 Gifts I'm giving this year

With Christmas right around the corner it means one thing - stress over what to buy for each person on your list.  This year, instead of being overly stressed I decided to think like the person receiving the gift and that has made my shopping/creating much easier.1. Gift cards : Sure, they may seem impersonal but they are great for those hard to buy people on your list.  I caved and bought my brothers and mom gift cards.  All three have their favorite stores so picking up a gift card for them was a piece of cake....more

Gift Guide for the Kids

There is a plethora of gifts out there for the little ones (thank you Disney, Lego, Mattel and so on) and all of them have their place, but in case you are looking for the type of children’s gift that will be enjoyed well passed Christmas morning and that may just have that heirloom quality… well, you will be happy to know that we have compiled a list just like that, to get you inspired with new ideas for charming gifts for the little people in your life....more

Vehicle Safety Items Make Perfect Holiday Gifts

It’s crunch time and if you’re still struggling with what to give a loved one, family member or friend this holiday season, the perfect gift can be an item related to vehicle safety....more

Loving gift cards as I get older

I'll admit I may have misjudged the awesomeness of gift cards when I was younger, and I'm guessing there are probably a couple of bloggers out there who might still feel the same way. "They're uncreative," I would sigh, as I fretted about what the heck to get someone for Christmas....more

No More Stuff - Give Experiences Instead

Buy this. 25% off. Spend that. Discount this. You need that. Buy 2, get 1 free. Free shipping today only.  Expires tonight. Don’t miss out. Get more stuff. And more stuff. And even more extra-glittery brand new plastic stuff. Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! I can’t stand it!...more

Secret Santa Can Rescue Your Holiday Budget

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas shopping season is firing on all cylinders. According to a November Gallup poll, Americans expect to spend $714 on holiday gifts this year. Like everyone, I want to give great gifts to all of my friends. But I also don't want to break the budget. So, here is a not-so-secret method for getting through the holidays without going over budget: the Secret Santa exchange. ...more

My friends and I decided to do an un-Secret Santa exchange this year. We know who has whom, but ...more

Top 10 Gifts for Coworkers

Still need ideas for family, friends, teachers, coworkers, bloggers, zombie lovers ...more

Great list and all ideas are very affordable!more