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Published April 17, 2013 by
Deciding exactly what you should spend on that upcoming gift can be a little difficult. While many will tell you to never spend less than $50 at a wedding or never spend more than $50 on a child’s birthday, understanding when you should splurge and when you should stick to the guidelines is tough. Want to stick to the rules? Here are a few reasons it’s okay to splurge on a gift. #1 – The Recipient is Very Important to You One good reason to splurge on a gift is if the person you’ll be giving it to plays a fundamental role in your life. For example, say your favorite niece is getting married. It’s okay to really go all out on a wedding gift basket and let her know how important she is to you. The same is true of a favorite aunt or even retiring college professor. Gifts are
Published December 26, 2012 by
Why is citrus fruit such an excellent gift idea? This is the best way to send a little bit of sunshine, a touch of summer, to someone who may be buried under a foot of snow or looking out on a gray, rainy day. Your gift will not only be appreciated – it will be enjoyed! Purchasing and shipping pre-made fruit baskets or arrangements can be pricy, especially if you fill in the gaps with some gourmet goodies. If you make your own, you can save money, but will your package arrive fresh and ready to be eaten or spoiled and bruised? Whether it's a celebratory gift, or a sympathy fruit basket, here are some pointers for preparing citrus fruits for mail shipment. Fruit Selection Citrus fruits, like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, kumquats, and ugli fruit, are a bit easier to ship
Published September 19, 2012 by
It used to be that retirement parties were somewhat sedate affairs held at restaurants. There was usually a toast given, cocktails were served, and a meal was eaten. And there ended the party. Not so anymore. Today’s retirees are young and hip and ready to start the next phases of their lives. Many are going into a second entrepreneurial business of their dreams or planning to spend lots of time with their grandchildren traveling and exploring the world. So when it comes time to plan a retirement party, think big. You may be a coworker throwing a party for a retiring boss. Or you may be a son or daughter throwing a party for mom or dad. Whatever your relationship to the retiree, you can make it fun and memorable. Hire a band. Who says you all have to sit around the tables in quiet whispers?