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 […]

Gotta Get a Gift? Holiday Ideas You Can Put into Action Now

My daughter sat down at breakfast this morning and announced, “FINALLY! I can start counting the days until Christmas using my fingers.” Sure, if you’re a ten-year-old waiting for Santa come, this news IS very exciting. If, however, you are someone who has yet to decorate the tree, bake the cookies and select holiday gifts…panic […]

When Your Ho-Ho-Ho Wants to Go-Go-Go: Reclaim Your Holiday Joy

This is Gabriella. Actually, her full name is Gabriella the Gift Goddess. (Technically, I don’t know that her name is Gabriella…but it could be. I wondered if her name might be Lola, but I have a friend Lola and she’s blond, so I had a hard time getting past that.) I love this picture for […]

Say It Ain’t So: 3 out of 4 People Won’t Like Their Holiday Gifts

  Nearly 3 in 4 people (71% to be exact) won’t like the holiday gift you give them this season.  At least that’s the headline from the results of a holiday survey done by Rakuten Marketing.* I can’t believe this is true.  How can it be that the majority of holiday gifts won’t be liked?  […]

Shake it Off: Stress-free Holiday Gift Tips Courtesy of Taylor Swift

I never thought I would ever utter this sentence—let alone type it!—but Taylor Swift can teach us all something about gift giving. In case you missed it, in between non-stop promotion of her album “1989” and imploring us to “Shake it Off,” Taylor sent PERSONALIZED Christmas gifts to some of her most loyal fans.  She […]

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 […]