Here’s What to Get the Person Who Has Everything

A friend said she needed to get a birthday gift for someone and didn’t have a clue where to start because the person had “everything”—fancy house; sports car; a wine collection to make a connoisseur weep. Making matters worse, my friend is someone with limited financial means and felt there was no way she could […]

Gotta Get a Gift? Steal My Teenaged Son’s Idea

Who is better at giving special gifts, men or women? I’m often asked that question and my answer is always the same—neither sex has a monopoly on giving great gifts.   Some men are thoughtful gift givers, some aren’t. Some women give amazing gifts, and some don’t. Who is better at giving special gifts, adults or […]

A Gift Guaranteed to Move Your Loved One to Tears

I never thought Kleenex could MAKE me cry, but they did. One of my dearest friends recently moved out of the country for an extended period of time. She and her family had been planning this adventure for a while, and their romantic notion of living abroad and experiencing another culture was nearly thwarted by […]

Steal this Gift Idea NOW: Five Things I Love About You

I believe great gift ideas are worth stealing…and this one is simply awesome! I was lucky enough to receive this lovely little (5” x 3”) book for my birthday from my dear, dear friend Shelley.  I was immediately intrigued by the title, “Five Things I Love About You.”  Things that are loved about ME???? Not […]

A Luscious Gift Perfect for Any Occasion: Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade caramel sauce, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love you because you are the perfect gift for any occasion and pretty much anyone on my list. I love you because you are decadent and luscious and a delicious splurge that is worth every single calorie. I love you because […]

A Great Gift Idea for Any Season: The French Toast Lady Shares a Family Tradition

Recently, my children nicknamed a colleague of my husband’s ‘The French Toast Lady.’ ‘The French Toast Lady’ (aka Michele Lee) was born out of one the most thoughtful gifts we’ve ever received. For Christmas, Michelle gave my husband a loaf of cinnamon bread, a bottle of maple syrup and a tin of hot chocolate. On […]

Lisa’s Top Seven Ways to Make that Generic Gift Card More Special

HEY!  You there with the gift card in your hand! Please tell me you are not going to just put it in an envelope and sign your name. Please! I know you’re busy. I know you have lots of people to buy gifts for. I know there’s a good chance that you have no idea […]

Happy Birthday Wrap with Love: Free Holiday eBook ’til Nov 13th

Wrap with Love turns ONE YEAR OLD this month!  I was as excited for this birthday as I was when my kids had their first birthdays! THANK YOU for your support!  I’ve had a blast sharing meaningful gift ideas and ways to make every day more special. I am extremely grateful you decided to check […]

What “Gone Girl” Can Teach Us about Birthday Traditions

“Gone Girl” and my son’s recent 13th birthday have something in common.  Beyond handsome leading men (admittedly, I’m biased), a central plot element to both the movie and birthdays in our house is a scavenger hunt. In the movie (remarkably faithful to the book by Gillian Flynn), one of the first scenes shows a treasure […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Birthdays Rock

Some people groan when their birthday rolls around, but not me.  I love birthdays!  Here’s why: 1.     The most important people in your life take the time to remember you in ways big and small.   I was lucky enough to receive phone calls, texts, Facebook posts, lunch invitations, a party and, in a first, […]