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Gift Ideas For College Students

Gift ideas for a college student 150x150 Gift Ideas For College StudentsThis post contains Amazon affiliate links and we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on these links. Looking for great Christmas or birthday gift ideas for a college student? We know that kids in college are usually very difficult to buy for, so we've put together some of our favorite college student picks. This year, stop giving them them discount DVD's, CD's or clothes and try any of these great gift ideas that they'll love receiving.  Gift cards are so impersonal.  Think about your son, daughter or grandchild's interests and you are sure to find a gift that fits their personality and style perfectly.  And as a side note, many of these items would make great graduation gifts as well! Practical College Student Gift Ideas When trying to think of gift ideas for Read more

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

pumpkin pot 150x150 Halloween Craft Ideas for KidsHalloween is for kids and kids at heart.  This is the perfect time to break out your silly, creepy, funny, scary, and crafty sides.  From ghouls and spiders to pumpkins and candy, you can find crafts that will fit the tricker or treater in your home.  Here are some ideas to get you into the Halloween spirit. If you are looking for a craft that doesn’t involve bending pipe cleaners, gluing small pompoms, folding, cutting, or other more complex craft skills, the handprint spider is perfect for you and your younger child.  You will need: Black tempera, poster, or finger paint Paper Wiggly eyes Begin by painting your child’s palm and four fingers black. Don’t paint the thumb.  The palm will be half of the spider’s body, and the four fingers will be half of its legs.  Read more

Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Boss's Day

Boss Day 150x150 Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Bosss DayEach year, America celebrates a fun holiday called Boss's Day which annually falls on October 16th. With the economy being in an all-time low, it might not be practical to go out and spend a lot of money on a gift for your boss. But the nice thing is, you don't have to spend a lot for your boss to feel appreciated. Here are a few ways to celebrate Boss's Day without breaking the bank. First off, who says that everyone has to purchase their own individual gift? Why not team up together with your coworkers and purchase a large item with everyone in the office? Even if everyone simply chips in with $5-$10, you will be able to buy a nice gift that your boss or manager will cherish. Now, what if not everyone wants to chip in on a gift for the boss? That's okay too. You can still find frugal Read more

Five Unique Gifts for the Tea Lover

flowering tea 150x150 Five Unique Gifts for the Tea LoverWe think of tea as very calming and soothing – and it is.  But it can also be refreshing, reviving, invigorating, or healing.  Teas have been used for centuries to treat illness and as a favorite beverage, and they continue to be valued in cultures all over the world.  Every part of drinking tea, from breathing in the steam and aroma to holding the hot cup in our hands, creates contentment.  If you have a tea lover on your list, find the perfect gift that will bring as much satisfaction as a perfectly brewed cup of tea.  You could go with a tea gift basket, or here are some unique ideas to get you started. Flowering tea.  Some tea purists do not like flowering tea because the quality of the tea may be affected.  This difference may not even be noticeable for the majority of people, Read more

What to Give for an Engagement Gift

engagement 150x150 What to Give for an Engagement Gift She just said “I do.” What’s next for the happy couple? The perfect engagement gift for you. What should you pick up? How much should you spend? This quick guide can help answer all of your engagement gift questions. Do I Have to Give an Engagement Gift? There’s no etiquette standard that says an engagement gift is a necessity. If you’ll be attending an engagement party, you may want to bring one along, but in many cases, even this is still an option. If you feel like getting them a gift to celebrate, do so. If it’s just not going to work financially, don’t worry about it. Save your money for the wedding gift. How Much Should I Spend? It’s important to keep your spending in check with this event. The wedding is coming up, and you’ll likely want to splurge there, Read more

Baby Shower Guest Etiquette

baby shower 150x150 Baby Shower Guest EtiquetteHeaded for a baby shower in the near future? They’re great events, to be sure, but if you’ve recently received an invitation, you may be wondering about your responsibilities as a guest. This quick guide can help you sort it all out. RSVP The invitation should have a number you can call or an email address you can use to let the shower host know if you’ll be attending. If you have a previous engagement for that date, you should certainly call to let them know you won’t be there. Make certain, though, that the shower isn’t a surprise before you tell the mommy-to-be that you can’t make it. Etiquette demands you tell at least the host, not necessarily the mom. If you’re not coming, you’re not necessarily expected to send a gift. Just wait until the baby is born to send the Read more

Fourth of July Party Themes

fireworks 150x150 Fourth of July Party ThemesFourth of July comes at the perfect time; we need a holiday to get us through until Thanksgiving!  While we celebrate our independence, we also use the 4th as a time to have parties, get together with friends and family, and break in the new grill.  Here are some fun Fourth of July party themes to consider before your big bash. Stars and Stripes.  The centerpiece of any July 4th party is the flag, and you can proudly display your stars and stripes in other ways. You can find stars and stripes pennants, decorations, candle holders, window clings, plastic tablecloths, paper plates, and balloons. If you don’t want to buy them, make your own. Buy white balloons and draw (or delegate this to your children) blue and red stars. Yes, it’s a bit backwards, but your color theme is right Read more
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