A Guaranteed Way to Remember Your Valentine

Last night, I was out with friends and one of the guys was going on and on about how busy he was. He opened up the calendar on his phone, and started rattling off upcoming events: “Speech in LA” [swipe]; “Board meeting in San Diego” [swipe]; “Press conference for a joint venture launch”… On and on […]

FIVE Easy Ways to Make Your Kid Feel More Loved this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers.  It’s for people that you just love!  And who better to be the object of your affection than your kids? Take advantage of the upcoming holiday and let your kids know how loved they are. The gesture doesn’t need to be grand or expensive, just something simple that lets […]

A Unique, Romantic and Easy Valentine’s Day Gift: Your Love Story in Pictures

“Soooooo!  How did the two of you meet?” Most couples have been asked this question more times than they can remember.  If the romance is new, the question elicits lots of breathy answers.  “You wouldn’t believe it!  We were at this party and we both reached for the last Swedish meatball at the SAME time!  What […]

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift: Five Things I Love about You

What’s your plan for Valentine’s Day? If you’re like most Americans, you’ll give cards (52%), candy (48%), dinner/night out (35%) or flowers (34%). All told, Americans will collectively spend $13 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts. (Some of that money will even be spent on those scary looking stuffed animals sitting desperately on store shelves.) While […]

What’s Hot, What’s Not: 2016 Holiday Gift Giving Trends

Wondering what’s in and what’s out this year? Want to be in the know on this season’s most coveted toys? You’ve come to the right place!  🙂 Keep reading or click here if you’d prefer to download the PDF.                      

Gift Happens: Avoid the Four Most Common Gift Giving Mistakes

People don’t set out to give lousy gifts, but gift happens. “I need a birthday gift for my sister who I’m super close to.  I’m looking for something that she will hate, that irritates her every time she thinks about it, and I want to waste a bunch of money in the process.  Can you […]

5 Ways Sharing Gift Ideas Makes YOU Happier

You know that little happy dance you do when you find that perfect gift for someone?   It’s that mix of “She is gonna LOVE it!” and “I wish her birthday would hurry up and get here!!!”   When the person finally opens the gift, it’s like a confetti blast of happiness rains down—on both […]

BOO! Send Someone Special a Few Halloween Treats

I don’t think of Halloween as a “gifting” holiday.  Maybe if you go to a party, a hostess gift…but otherwise, it’s about costumed kids racing around to as many houses as they possibly can, to get as much candy as they can.  After which, they unceremoniously dump their loot on the floor and feverishly count and sort […]

7 Rules Your Mom Never Taught You about Gift Giving

Is my mom helping a 16-month-old me unwrap this gift…or is she racing to finish wrapping it because company was about to arrive? If it was like every other Christmas I can remember, I can guarantee it was the latter. No matter how hard my mom tried, gift wrapping was always just-in-time. Much of what […]

“Just Because” Gifts Spread Kindness Like Confetti

“Just Because” gifts are given…just because!  Just because you are grateful that someone is in your life…just because you know someone is going through a tough time…just because you want to brighten someone’s day. Unlike Christmas or birthday gifts, “Just Because” gifts arrive without much fanfare. In fact, they are completely unexpected. Because the reason for giving […]