Back to school lists are everywhere. Stores are crowded with people rushing around to prepare kids for school. September approaches quickly. Whether your child is in first grade or fifth; a simple gift for their new teacher is a great idea. Some schools have teacher appreciation days; other teachers never receive the recognition they deserve for their hard work. There are many small easy ways to appreciate and recognize the teacher in your child’s life. Teachers spend countless hours with ... Continue Reading
Whether your child is in first grade or fifth; a simple gift for their new teacher is a great idea.
Get creative and think outside the box when it comes to your graduation gift giving this year.
It’s that time of year when High School and College Seniors are saying goodbye to school and hello to the real world. They’ve finished their studies, threw their graduation caps in the air and are ready for the next chapter in their lives. It’s an exciting time and one that deserves to be celebrated. I don’t know about you, but there have been several times I’ve received a graduation invitation and it leaves me thinking one thing. “What in the world do I get him for a gift?” I ... Continue Reading
National Teacher’s Day is May 8th. Here are some green, homemade gifts to give the teacher in your child’s life.
National Teacher’s Day is a great time to really show appreciation for our young children’s teachers and their education. I believe we owe teachers our respect and gratitude by choosing to honor them with thoughtful and eco-friendly gifts. Homemade gifts by you and your children are always fun to make and fun to give, especially when they are practical as well. Bath Salts. After a long day of teaching, what better than to enjoy a long soak in the tub and wash the stress away. Combine 1/2 ... Continue Reading
Spring accessories are a great addition to mom’s wardrobe and the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
It’s almost Mother’s Day and you know what that means ... It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to give her on this special occasion. If she’s a fashionista, then skip the chocolate, flowers and kitchen gadgets - and head straight to the accessories. If mom wants to update her look for spring, try gifting a few colorful accessories such as a watch, handbag or scarf. She’ll be the best dressed mom in town thanks to you. Here are a few fun spring accessories for ... Continue Reading
Give Mom a little luxurious pampering this year and check out these four fabulous companies and their gifts this spring.
Mother’s Day is this weekend - and some of you may still need to grab a last-minute gift. Why not give Mom a little luxurious pampering this year by checking out these four fabulous companies and their gifts this spring. For the Luxe Mama Tocca Bango Profumato and Crema da Corpo Italian bath products are the perfect choice. Giulietta, the newest in the Tocca bath and body line, comes in two delightful scents, Pink Tulip and Green Apple - the sweet floral and fresh apple will take mom ... Continue Reading
Engage Mom’s sense of style this Mother’s Day.
She taught you how to pull off a company-worthy dessert in no time, got you through algebra, and was your rock throughout the many ups and downs of high school. With her big day just around the corner, now is your opportunity to show your mom how much you appreciate everything she has done for you. Instead of going with the traditional spa day or flowers (although you can’t go wrong with those gifts), engage Mom’s sense of style this Mother’s Day. Here are some tips on how to choose ... Continue Reading
End your Valentine gift woes by saving time and money with semi-handmade gifts. And best of all, they’re perfect for last-minute exchanges.
Every year on Valentine's Day I seem to struggle with gift giving. Do I only gift to my spouse? Am I supposed to let my children exchange gifts with friends and relatives outside of the classroom? The price we pay for love every year adds up rather quickly, and while I want to show others how much I care, sometimes it becomes overwhelming and straining on my wallet. This year I am going to end my Valentine woes by saving time and money and gifting semi-handmade. And best of all, these are ... Continue Reading
Gift cards are a great last-minute gift year-round.
Log in and leave a comment below for a chance to win a $100 gift card. (See official rules) Buying gifts can be stressful. Sure, you may know your sister's favorite perfume or your mom's favorite movie. But what about a last minute hostess gift, or a little something for the school secretary during the holidays? It's always these gifts that I scratch my head and wonder, "what should I get them?" A bottle of wine could be nice, but what if they don't drink? A bag of bath products ... Continue Reading
Ways to teach your kids to give during the holiday season.
The holiday season is by far my favorite time of the year. It's not just the excitement of taking a bite into holiday meals, decorating the perfect tree, or sipping that first cup of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows that bring me pure joy; It's finding new ways to teach my kids how to give. Here are some creative and inexpensive ways your kids (and you too) can give this holiday season: The giving jar. Have your kids throw any loose change they find into a jar throughout the year. ... Continue Reading