Gift Ideas

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Inlaws

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Inlaws

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You asked and today I’m bringing it to you! I had so many requests for a gift guide focused on those hard to shop for inlaws. You know the ones. The ones who seemingly have everything and always defer to shopping for the kids and the grandkids when you try to figure out what they might like for themselves. My rule of thumb here is to treat them to a little luxury or two. Think a really fabulous set of …

The Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

The Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

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Ok, friends, it’s time! Early this week, I asked and you answered and I’m so grateful to those of you who chimed in here and via social media with your gift guide requests for this year. I am absolutely taking all of those into consideration as I plan upcoming posts so thank you! Today we’re kicking it off, as always, with fabulous hostess gifts. I like starting with hostess gifts each year, because with Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks …

Coming Soon: The 2014 Gift Guide

Coming Soon: The 2014 Gift Guide

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Ready or not, it’s that time of year again! This Friday will mark the start of my holiday gift guide posts. What?! How did that happen so fast? This year I thought I’d do things just a tiny bit differently and ask you what you want to see. Usually I hit all the major categories like hostess gifts, gift ideas for men and kids, and great stocking stuffers. Maybe that works for you? Or maybe you want more specific ideas …

10 Awesome DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

10 Awesome DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Ready or not, Father’s Day is just a couple days away! I have to confess that I’m absolutely always that person needing last minute gift ideas for my dad. This year (as we have the past several years) we’re going to be celebrating by spending the day on the boat, island hopping and grabbing lunch somewhere on the river, but I’d also like to come up with something really fun to give him, too. So today, I’m sharing 10 awesome …

25 Homemade Christmas Gifts

25 Homemade Christmas Gifts

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I’m a full on fan of homemade Christmas gifts! Each year I make a point of including a number of homemade gifts among the treasures I wrap up to stow away under tree. Whether it’s as simple as a mason jar packed with yummy biscotti or DIY aftershave with fragrances picked to suit the gentleman receiving it, I just think little homemade touches make the holidays feel incredibly special. Today I’m sharing 25 homemade holiday gift ideas with you – …

The Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

The Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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I finished up a huge chunk of our remaining holiday shopping yesterday and it felt pretty awesome. As much as I love plotting out gifts, shopping, crafting and wrapping (I sincerely do), at a certain point it all starts to feel a touch stressful. We’re down to just a few last little gifts to pick up, one last shipment to make to family afar, and a final handful of stocking stuffers. I love stockings! Both B and I have moms …

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Her

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Her

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Can we talk about today’s gift guide for a minute? Because I’m not going to front – it’s basically my personal wish list. (Shameless, I know.) A handful of pretty things and little luxuries that have me loving everything feminine and lady-like at the moment. It’s no secret that Keep has been my best …

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids + Teens

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids + Teens

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Eighteen. That’s the number of kids on our Christmas shopping list. I know, I know. It seems crazy, doesn’t it? But add in a whole bunch of nieces and nephews on both sides of the equation and it tallies up to a whole giant gaggle of kids to shop for, ranging in age from just about 15 months to 16 years old. So with this year’s gift guide, I’m bringing you a random assortment of gifts for kids and teens …

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Guys

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Guys

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Are you doing any Black Friday shopping today? I’m definitely the type who skips all that madness in favor of a lazy day of Christmas movies on the couch. But, being Friday, I couldn’t resist sharing the next edition of The Gift Guide with you! Today …

The Gift Guide: Fabulous Hostess Gifts

The Gift Guide: Fabulous Hostess Gifts

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Well, friends, it’s that time again! Who’s ready for a little holiday gift guide action? Every Friday morning for the next several weeks, you’ll be able to pop by for my favorite picks for holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Today we’re kicking things off with fabulous hostess gifts! From little trinkets for the friend who invites you over for holiday cocktails to really sweet keepsakes for the family who hosts you all holiday weekend, I’ve got a whole …

Sweet Eats: S’mores Kit from Whimsy & Spice

Sweet Eats: S’mores Kit from Whimsy & Spice

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I’ve been looking for a gift this week to send to a friend who is going through a tough time. Because I’m a huge fan of edible gifts, especially those of the comfort food variety, and because it also needs to be something that can be shipped, I turned to one of my old standbys, Whimsy & Spice. I’ve been gifting their homemade marshmallows, brownies and cookies for years now and they seriously never fail to delight. These brownies? Crazy …

DIY Punchy Kraft Treat Boxes

DIY Punchy Kraft Treat Boxes

by Kelly Lanza

Has anyone else noticed that everyone seems to be moving!? I suppose summer is the season for that, after all! Knowing how tough moving can be, I always think it’s a nice little touch to greet new neighbors with some homemade, sugar-filled unpacking motivation. Am I right? So I whipped up these paper punched treat boxes that you can pack up a few sweet treats in and send on their way with a nice note to the neighborhood’s …