Gift Guide - For L'il Ones (And Not So Little)

Every day, our kids are bombarded with commercials for toys they must have! Most of these toys will probably hold their attention for about five minutes and end up at the back of their closet....more

Gift Guide - For Her

It is that time of year when we bring you our annual Holiday Gift Guide Series to help you uncover unique, meaningful and simply succulent finds for your gift recipients. Predictably, we will commence with the Gift Guide For Her(one of our favorites) and continue with nine more specialty gift guides this season....more

Green Gift Ideas

Here are some gift ideas for the eco-friendly enthusiast.  Let's go green! Wildflower Seed Bomb, $14 from UncommonGoods: Each reusable muslin pouch holds five seed balls made from clay and worm castings to enrich depleted soil....more

Fiverr.com - $5.00 Gift Ideas

Need that clever gift idea under id="mce_marker"0? How about one at just $5?...more

Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Nine Gift Ideas for the Body-Loving Human

The holiday season is right around the corner, and sure, I could have picked a handful of ideas ideas to improve your health (seaweed shakes and fish fat toffees, anyone? Don't ask), but where's the fun in that? Good health begins with getting to know your body and considering its many parts as more than just things that occasionally break down to complicate your life. You're a beautiful machine! ...more
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Hostess Gift Guide

4 Frugal and Delightful Gifts for a Best Friend's Baby

My best friend in the world is having her first child this year, and I want to lavish gifts on her and her new family. I know I'm going to adore that kid. I want him to enter this world with everything from a lifetime membership to the National Park system to a magical tollbooth to a silver spoon from Tiffany . ...more
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friends with benefits

Now listen, I don't choose my friends by what I can get out of the relationship, really I don't! But, this year my fig tree failed me (or maybe I failed it, given the drought) so when my friend called a few days ago and said her tree was giving her more figs than she could manage to harvest, and would I like some, well... you know where this is going already, right?I went over and picked the next morning and came home with more figs than I could safely eat before they went bad. In casting about for a different use for figs, I came across this... ...more

DIY Handmade Tea Soap

Tea and soap. They are two of my favorite things. Combine them and what you've got is something amazing! I, myself, have made several tea scented soaps over the years....more