Early V-Day planning: My thoughts on Valentines gifts for husbands

We're just into January and Christmas gift shopping is but a recent memory, but I'm already starting to think of Valentine's (and believe it or not, I'm also planning my husband's 30th birthday present for July) – I guess I'm a bit of an eager beaver when it comes to gifts!...more

5 Days Until Christmas......Last Minute Gifts for Kids to Give

This all started because my 15 year old son was lamenting that he was going to be given gifts by some girls at his school.  He wanted to give them something in return but he didn't have any disposable income.....and I didn't want to spend a lot of my money either.  What I did have were some canning jars left over from my "wanting" to can last summer (which in my mind was a great idea).  Next up was something to fill in the jars....a stop at my local discount warehouse candy isle solved that.....gourmet jelly beans.  So top it off with some lovely wrapping paper and we ha...more

Gift Guide for the Impossible to Buy For

Where do you start with these folks?...more

Gift Guide for Pets

Gift Guide for Women

Are women hard to buy for? We certainly don’t think so....more

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

Here are some definitely original and playful finds to fill the stockings of pretty much everyone in the family.We have attempted to classify the gift ideas by the logical recipient type (for lil’ kids, for t(w)eens, for her and for him), but please feel free to cross boundaries!...more

Plus the pocket wrench is from Lee Valley which is right in your neighbourhood!


Gift Guide for the Family

There are moments when it’s most appropriate (and simple) to give a single but thoughtful gift to the family rather than to each individual member. Perhaps the gift is from one family to another, or it’s to say thank you for watching your home/pets/lawn/shoveling/getting the mail while you were away during the year or simply because you are being hosted....more

Gift Guide for the Men

If the men in your life (husband, boyfriend, dad, brother, older son…) are anything like mine,  I know that I can forget about getting a Christmas list from them. After 24 years of marriage I have finally stopped asking for one from my husband. I just need to be really creative…...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

Gifts for the FarmVille, FrontierVille and Cafe World Fans on Your List

There are probably some folks on your holiday shopping list who are a little difficult to buy for, you know the ones. The people who have everything. The people who don't want anything. The people who don't like anything. The people who don't have any hobbies. The people whose only hobby appears to be hanging out on Facebook playing Zynga games such as FarmVille, FrontierVille, and Cafe World. Yeah. Those people. ...more

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