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10 Tips for Buying Gifts Online

10 Top Tips for Buying Gifts Online

Buying a gift online for someone can seem like a bit of a daunting task if you’re not that familiar with the World Wide Web and if you don’t buy things online regularly. However, it’s a great way to get a gift as you can find some really unique things online at competitive prices. We’ve put 10 tips together to help you on your way. Aim to have a rough idea of what you’re looking for before you start There are zillions of gift websites out there so it can be easy to get a little … [Read More...]

Gift Ideas for a new Mum

Lovely Gift Ideas for a New Mum

If you’re after a lovely gift for a special lady in your life who has just become a mum, we’ve come up with a few ideas that are guaranteed to help her feel spoiled and appreciated. After all, the baby will be getting lots of great new things, so it’s important to make her feel [...]

personalization mall review

Personalized Ice Bucket Review

A few weeks ago, I received an email out of the blue, asking if I would like to review a product from Personalization Mall. One of the options presented was an ice bucket. Me?  Like wine? YES! Yes, I do. Naturally, as soon as I received the email, I poked around the website for awhile. [...]

Ten Things to Put in Dad's Tie Box Other Than a Tie

Ten Things to Put in Dad’s Tie Box Other Than a Tie

Homemade redeemable coupons I know it sounds cheesy but you’d be surprised how appreciated they are when Dad can just hand over a coupon and request the lawn to be mowed, his car washed or having his favourite (extremely elaborate) dinner made as a treat. Massage certificate It isn’t just women who enjoy getting their [...]

Best gifts for soon-to-be students

Best gifts for soon-to-be students

After the parties, the celebrations and the carefree nature of summer, it is finally time to begin to settle down and prepare for the next academic year. For most who are still in education, it will simply be a case of moving up a year – or grade – and getting on with things, but [...]

woodworker gift ideas

10 Gift Ideas for Woodworkers

I am a Jill of all Trades, master of none. One of my favourite things to attempt is woodworking. When it comes to gift ideas for woodworkers, there are many, because there is always, always another tool or toy you need or want in order to do the next project! Clamps, clamps, clamps! No woodworker, [...]

14 Baby Shower Themes

Link Roundup of Baby Shower Themes

Are you planning a baby shower soon? I’ve compiled a varied list of ideas with a little something for each gender (+budget)! From baby shower themes related to heritage, to sports, and adventure; you should find some great ideas to help you start your baby shower planning! 1. Alphabet Baby Shower | Step-by-Step       [...]

Give the Gift of School Supplies

Give the Gift of School Supplies

I live in a small town. I have no idea if this is the case elsewhere, but when it is back to school time, the school supply lists are posted in the school supply aisles at the grocery stores and other shops that sell that sort of thing. There’s only 2.5 elementary schools (the point [...]

Great Gifts for your Tech Mad Son

Great Gifts for your Tech Mad Son

Virtually every household has one – a son who’s knee deep in technology and must have the latest gadgets and gizmos as soon as they come out. If that sounds familiar then here are some great gifts they’re sure to love… Next Gen Games Console The latest next gen (short for next generation) games consoles [...]


Ten Gifts for the College Sorority Girl

  If you know a young woman in college, there’s a good chance she’s involved with a Greek organization! Maybe she lives in house with 50+ of her other sisters or maybe she belongs to a service or professional organizations, who knows? Here are some gift ideas that could easily work for either situation! 1. Paddles [...]

Don’t give stuff as gifts

Don’t Give Stuff as Gifts

Giving things is always a nice, generous gesture to make. As a child, you’re pretty happy to receive a gift, tear the wrapping paper off and be surprised and delighted with what you’ve received, so it is no wonder that we all have fond and positive memories of receiving stuff. However, giving a gift doesn’t [...]

Kindle Fire Review and Giveaway

Kindle Fire Review and #Giveaway

The good people at Staples Canada emailed me the other day with an opportunity that sounded pretty darn swell for me and more importantly, for you! They, like you, are gearing up for Back to School time, and think that the Kindle Fire is a great gift for teachers, students and parents. They have even been [...]

10 drug store beauty finds for the budget conscious

10 Drugstore Beauty Finds for the Budget-Conscious

I love receiving make-up gifts as much as the next beauty product junkie, but what’s even better is discovering a new product that not only works great but is also cheap. Win-win, right? If you have an equally budget-conscious giftee on your list, consider that some of the secret weapons in many a beauty aficionada’s [...]

The Internet is Full of Savings

The Internet is Full of Savings

One great thing about the internet, as long as you are not a brick and mortar retailer, that is, is the ability to find the lowest price for something, very quickly.  Actually, the internet is also a great way for brick and mortar stores to find new and cheaper products, too. One great thing about [...]

Salsa and Sausages

Salsa and Sausages

  The last few weeks have been fun in world-of-Anne.  If you follow me on twitter, which you absolutely should, you will know that I got a fancy new phone this week. I’m still figuring out how to use it, and how to type without a million errors, but hey, it’s pretty slick. I also [...]

Easy Meals to Take to Families

Easy Meals to Take to Families

  Awhile back, I wrote a rather long post on Tips for Taking Meals to Grieving and Celebrating Families.  It has a LOT of good info in it, if I don’t say so myself.  That said, coming up with meal ideas that are a good fit can be tricky, especially if you don’t want to [...]

Grocery Costs in North American Infographic and Cash Giveaway

Comparing Grocery Costs Coast to Coast & CASH #Giveaway

    Have you ever wondered how your grocery costs compare to grocery costs in other places? Well, over at Money Propeller, I have an infographic showing the cost of the same basket of goods in 12 different locales across North America!  It’s very interesting stuff. Head over there to check out the infographic AND [...]

A Fun and Simple Gift Idea

A Fun and Simple Food Gift

  One of my coworkers was munching on a ziploc bag full of goldfish the other day, which led to a conversation about how it has been forever since I ate goldfish. (It also made me think of C.J. from the West Wing.) It turns out that his partner was going away for two weeks [...]

Inglorious Vegetables and Infants

Inglorious Vegetables and Infants

Happy Friday, y’all! Stop by Debt Free Guys to read my interview as part of their Money Masters series! This week I watched this awesome video by the French supermarket Intermarché. It tells the story of how they repurposed not-pretty vegetables that used to be discarded by wholesalers, reducing food waste. Yay! Tonight I am [...]