How To Never Fail At Gift Giving Again

It takes far more than ten fingers to count the number of gifts my husband has given me that I have returned....more
This is a great, great post! I've picked up that book so many times, wanting to read it, but ...more

A Lesson in Gratitude: I Received a Gift and Threw a Fit

I watched as my little friends opened boxes and found brightly colored necklaces and bracelets, fake diamond rings and all sorts of things that sparkled and shined. It was all inexpensive jewelry designed for a child, but to me it looked like pure gold. My friends immediately pulled the bracelets on over their hands and onto their tiny wrists. They slipped on rings and held out their hands like they'd just gotten engaged. ...more
Your momma did good (: This totally brought tears to my eyes because I do see my childhood ...more

Of gift giving and armadillo poop.

My sweetheart has proposed that instead of stuff-giving for $WINTERHOLIDAY, people should give experiences. His (rather sound) theory is that when you think of things that have mattered, experiences are what come to mind rather than trinkets.I admit to having a great childish love of presents. But perhaps he has a point.Several years ago, someone gifted me with a lovely suede purse. The front was decorated with a Celtic knotwork deer, beautifully crafted, and I would never have put that much money out for something for myself...but oh heavens, was it worth every penny....more

The Spirit of Giving!

How do you buy a gift? Oh, I bet it varies. It depends on who the gift is for, right? Well, let us back up a bit. What is a GIFT? ...more

Hostess Gift Guide

Have You Created Something That Is a Great Gift - and Do You Sell It?

If you created something that would make a great gift, here’s your chance to promote it for free on my gift giving blog, Quips and Tips for Giving Gifts! How will you promote, describe, advertise your product? By writing an article about it for my gift giving blog. The idea behind Quips and Tips for Giving Gifts is to help readers buy the right gifts for the right people – gifts that will be appreciated and valued! After all, what feels better than knowing you gave the best gift ever?...more

Smartbox Gift Boxes for Mother's Day and Father's Day

Looking for a unique gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day?  Smartbox is a website that is perfect for thinking outside the box (pun intended) when it comes to gift buying. They have over 3300 activities and destinations under five different themes to choose from: Adventure, Spa, Discovery, Zagat-rated Restaurants and Hotels....more

Make Infused Sugars for a Little Spice to Everyday Life

Sweeten up your culinary style by creating your own infused sugars. Sprinkle them on fresh baked cookies and pies or use them in place of plain sugar in coffees and teas! ...more

I particularly love the idea of rosemary sugar. I am already imagining it in lemonade and ...more

Creative Gift Ideas for Your Best Friends' Birthdays

Traditional gifts don’t always cut it for the girls who have been most important in your life. TAKER HER OUT FOR A GIRLS NIGHT ON THE TOWN...more

Why You Should Make Presents for Your Kids

Pa made the wheat wall hanging with Grandpa, so the story goes. A few years ago, he made my sister a wooden box for her chess pieces then asked what I would like him to make for me. I asked for wheat like the wall hanging he had. ...more

The eagle is gorgeous, the time he must have spent on that... The bookends are such a ...more

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