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What to Send Instead of Flowers

What to Send Instead of Flowers

There are numerous occasions in life where we’ve been taught that sending flowers is the right thing to do. After receiving those flowers, where do they go? What happens to them? What about those times where you would have appreciated ANYTHING but flowers? Here are some ideas to get you started on what you might send instead! In lieu of flowers… If you are looking for something else to send for a funeral, start here. If the family of the deceased has requested something else - like a … [Read More...]

10 Expensive Wedding Gift Ideas

10 MORE Expensive Wedding Gift Ideas

[tps_header] Weddings are an occasion where the floodgates seem to be unleashed in terms of gift giving. Maybe your only child is getting married and you want to bless them with an expensive wedding gift. Perhaps your children have refused any monetary help with the wedding, but you had already put aside savings and still […]

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Christmas Gifts

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Christmas Gifts

  The dust has settled.  The wrapping paper is recycled.  The pine needles are slowly starting to dissipate and you’ve considered taking down your decorations, but it seems like a lot of work. Now, you’ve got a pile of gifts in the corner of the living room, and, there is at least one in that […]

college bound gift ideas for homesick and nervous students

College-Bound Gift Ideas for Homesick and Nervous Students

Good gift givers study the receiver to achieve positive results.  For example, a college-bound student has emotional needs as well as immediate ones regarding schoolbooks, food, and a ‘cool’ roommate. If you’re in need of a good gift for a college-bound student, prey on their fears, presenting gifts that ease their mind, making it better […]

Ten Things to Not Put In Your Gift Baskets

Ten Things to NOT Put in Your Gift Baskets

  Of course all of these come with the caveat that some people do in fact need these things.  That said, many times, people already have a lot of these things on hand.  In fact, people usually have nicer versions of these things already, too. When going to give a gift basket, think to yourself, […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

10 Last Minute Gift Ideas

“Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat” …isn’t it a shame that you haven’t bought that! (yet). The final countdown is on for Christmas gift purchasing and you might find yourself scrambling to find some last minute gift ideas, with only three days to go.  If you already have a gift stash, you should […]

Free Shipping Day

It’s Free Shipping Day! Here Are Participating Retailers

  Did you know that every year (as of recently, anyway), there is a Free Shipping Day?  Well, for 2014, today is that day!  (Today is December 18th, 2014, just in case you see this tomorrow.)  Giving Tuesday, Cyber Monday… Talk like a Pirate Day, there are quite a few “days” these days.  (Totally did […]

Creating Family Traditions - Puzzles

Creating Family Traditions – Puzzles

A family doesn’t require extended family, or out of town relatives or even kids, in order to be a family. Two people can constitute a family, young couples can constitute a family. Starting traditions that you can talk about later, build upon and look forward to, is actually really quite simple. Here is one easy […]


Hunting Gifts for Guys

Finding ideas for gifts for guys can be tricky! It’s often very helpful to focus on their favourite hobbies and activities. If you are lucky, some people are obsessed with certain things. Hunters can be known for being a tad obsessive! To turn their obsessions into gift ideas, look for consumable things, so that you […]

Ten Personal Christmas Gift Ideas

10 Personal Christmas Gift Ideas

Choosing Christmas presents can be tricky business. You want the gift to be special and let the recipient know how well you know them while also expressing how much they mean to you. Also, it is important to make the gift as relevant to that individual as possible. Therefore, here is a list I’ve come […]

The Art of Giving

The Art of Giving: Why a Gift Can Be So Much More Than Just a Present

Giving someone a gift is much more than just a nice gesture, it is also the opportunity to communicate a message. Finding an item that you know the intended recipient will love the moment they see it, is a great feeling for you the idea way of telling someone that you love them or value […]

10 Things you Never Knew You Wanted for Christmas

10 Things you Never Knew You Wanted for Christmas

The world is full of all sorts of zany inventions, cute inventions, and things that make you wonder “why didn’t I think of that?!” Here is a collection of 10 things you never knew you wanted for Christmas, because you probably didn’t know they existed.  Check them out: Baseball Cap Washer How useful does this […]

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5 Useful Housewarming Gifts

[tps_header] Housewarming gifts come in all shapes and sizes.  Here is a selection of five useful housewarming gifts. They may not be the most entertaining, but the recipients will very much appreciate them! [/tps_header] [tps_title] Water! [/tps_title] You never know when an emergency situation will strike, and paying to move giant bottles of water doesn’t make a lot […]


A Gift Guide for Dr. Who Fans

Today we present a gift guide for Dr.Who fans.  There are a lot of them, out there, who like to show their affection for this long running cult classic in various ways.  There are over 800 episodes of Dr.Who in existence! Here we have a collection of gift ideas that run the gambit from subtle, […]


8 Things to Put in her Purse to find Later

Sweet love notes Who doesn’t love reaching into their wallet and finding a sweet note about how much you’re loved? Some suggestions would be a poem about love, or if that isn’t your thing, it doesn’t even have to be long or sappy because a short: “I love you”, “I am thinking about you right […]

Gift Ideas for Yoga Teachers

Gift Ideas for Yoga Teachers

Looking for the perfect gift for that yogi on your list? They would probably tell you that there is no such thing as perfect, unless of course you’re talking about complete acceptance of imperfection, making it perfectly imperfect. But that’s a philosophical discussion for another blog and another post.  This post is to point you […]

What to Buy Him This Christmas

What to Buy Him this Christmas

What to buy him this Christmas Men are notoriously tricky to buy gifts for at Christmas. It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for a new boyfriend, an old flame, your brother, your ‘bro or your father, there always seem to be the same lacklustre options – socks, hipflasks, handkerchiefs, ludicrous novelty boxers and more socks. […]

Collapsible Gift Ideas for RVs, Campers, Dorms and More

Zany Collapsible Gift Ideas

There are a lot of things that come in collapsible form now, it is pretty nifty.  If you are looking for a gift idea for folks with campers and RVs, dorm rooms, loft apartments, camping or minimalists, collapsible gift ideas might be just what you need! Also, because they are fun things! I had no idea that […]

So Your Best Friend is Engaged What You'll need to Buy

So Your Best Friend Is Engaged? Here’s What You’ll Need to Buy

[tps_header] So your best friend is engaged, now what do you do?!  Undoubtedly, there are going to be some costs involved. Here are a few of the things you can expect to buy over the next few months. Start planning and saving now! [/tps_header] Weddings can be tonnes and tonnes of fun, but they can also […]