Holiday Tips: How To Find The Best Presents For The Ones You Love

cheyanneandme I can’t wait to see my grandkids on Christmas day…So excited! They are both at the right age for some fun on the holidays!!

 

A recent survey showed that the majority of Americans love shopping for others. The only hiccup that some experience while shopping is trying to find the right gift. This guide will help you choose the right present so that you do not experience awkward moments when you present your gift.

What’s the Deal With Gift-Giving?

Most experts believe that the reason some people love to give is because it gives them a psychological reward. People seem to have an emotional high when they get the opportunity to give, which could be one of the major reasons why Americans love to give gifts. However, you also want to make sure that you find the best possible gifts for the ones you love. So here are just a few ideas to help you find the best possible gift.

Personalize the Gift


You might be thinking of buying a gift that is sold by the thousands. This means that the gift is probably not too unique. One way to make sure that your gift is special is to personalize it. You can engrave a piece of jewelry or get your loved one a customized shirt from a place like Absolute Screen Printing or a similar place. That way you can make your gifts individualized and personal for everyone.

Make a List

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Follow old Saint Nick’s tip, and try to make a list. The list should include everything that the person you are buying the gift for is interested in. Connect a gift to the list of likes. Remember that you do not have to get every gift; just choose one that you feel works best.

Stalk a Little

Social media has given everyone a little more access, and you can use this access to your advantage. The idea is to stalk his or her social media pages for clues about what he or she may want. Some people have used the person’s laptop or smart device to see if there is a wish list on certain shopping applications.

Give Cash

Of course, there are times when buying a gift becomes impossible. At this point, the best thing that you can do is simply give cash. Now, this does not mean that you have to give someone cold cash. Perhaps, you can give a gift card. The best gift cards are from major credit card companies because your loved one can go anywhere. Be sure to make it fun for your loved one, too. Maybe you can give your loved one a treasure map to make finding the money fun.

Finding the best gift is never easy, but it is always worth it. There is definitely nothing better than seeing the face of the people you love light up with a thoughtful gift. That definitely makes all of the effort well worth it.

You can find practical, and reasonable gift ideas at my Avon eStore

Get Your Grandkids All Set For School This Year – Reasonably Priced

avonbacktoschool Awesome (back to school) gift ideas for your grandkids! Grandma, you know you LOVE to spoil.

The kiddos will be starting school in a couple of short weeks; depending on where you live, of course. Where has this year gone?! Whew! 😮

There are tons of gift ideas for your children, grandchildren, niece, or whoever. 🙂

 

 

 

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Make sure the kiddos in your life are all set for school this year….they deserve it and YOU love them!

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Website Review – Get Them Gifts – Solution For Hassle-Free Holiday Shopping

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Ahh, the holidays are upon us once again!

I absolutely love doing website reviews…this is an excellent one. 🙂

 

 

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? There are many people that gets things rolling very early and have all their gift giving complete and wrapped by now.

I wish I were one of these early birds that’s always one step ahead of all the rest.

There is an easy and hassle-free solution that I personally, just discovered! 🙂

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You can handle all your holiday shopping needs with just a few simple clicks online! Yes! You don’t have to be one of those that are found waiting in a long check-out line 1 or 2 days before Christmas.

However, there ARE SOME that follow tradition and does all their gift giving searches on Christmas Eve. That’s not me…I don’t have the patience for that! All the good stuff is picked over by then, and you probably wouldn’t find the perfect gift for that special person on your list!

I say, “Don’t Chance It!”

For all those that DON’T have that kind of patience, I discovered the perfect solution that can get all your shopping done while in the privacy of your own home. I love the idea of shopping online!

This gem of a gift-giving website has a smart, clever Gift Guide that houses endless categories for finding that specific gift that you just can’t seem to find. Be smart this year, avoid frustration and shop online. You’ll be glad you did! 🙂

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What’s Hot On The Site!

What happens on Christmas Eve usually? Children are often found snooping around when they can’t sleep from the holiday excitement! The living rooms all around the world are filled with the pitter patter of little feet, trying to get a glimpse of Santa!

Get Them Gifts has a special toy section that offers endless toys for all the special children and grandchildren on your list this year!

The owners of this site genuinely saw a need and created a simple solution for easy gift buying without all the HUMBUG!

Get your Gift Buying done early this year on Get Them Gifts!

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Our database is simple and effective. One page, one button, and endless results.

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Beyond the Biebs: Birthday Presents for Your Granddaughter

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When it’s time to buy a birthday gift for your beloved granddaughter, you want something special that reminds her of you each time she looks at it. But when that granddaughter’s young, she probably has a wide range of interests—everything from Justin Bieber to science experiments. This means you have a huge range of potential gifts to choose from.

But it’s also important to be practical. Most gifts given at the age of five or six aren’t going to be around when she’s an adult. Blending practicality with your desire to make her smile isn’t always an easy trick to pull off. To that end, consider the following list of gift ideas to delight your favorite little girl on her big day.

Custom Photo Book

Not every grandmother has time to craft a handmade scrapbook, but these days it’s easy to create a personalized photo book online with just a few clicks of your computer’s mouse. She’ll love being the star of her own hardbound book, and you can include lines from a story you two love reading together or some of your favorite sayings.


Jewelry

Most little girls love jewelry because it’s a great way to express their personalities. Whether your granddaughter is artsy, loves music or spends her time preparing for the zombie apocalypse, you can find a trendy charm necklace or pendant for her without breaking the bank. You could even get her a Justin-themed bracelet or ring to satisfy her inner Belieber. We know you want to spoil her, but save those real pearls for her sweet sixteenth!

Journal

Do you remember having a diary with a little lock on the side when you were young? There’s something so special about a private book to write in, even for girls still learning to write. Find a journal with a front cover that especially appeals to her, like one with kittens or soccer balls to give the item a personal touch.

Luggage

A girl’s never too young for a set of luggage! Make her feel super special with a grown-up suitcase to take on sleepovers. You can often find suitcase/sleeping bag combinations in an array of styles at major discount stores. A rolling suitcase is most practical, especially if she gets to travel with you or her parents on occasion.

Sports Gear

If your granddaughter’s a budding athlete, find out what kind of sports equipment she needs to play her best. For a soccer player, a new pair of cleats or a shiny new soccer ball fits the bill; the softball player will appreciate a new glove or even a batting tee to help her practice her swing. If you really want to thrill her, slip a pair of tickets for her favorite team into a pair of athletic socks.

Dolls and stuffed animals are still wildly popular with most girls, but so are video games, books and science kits. No doubt your granddaughter would be happy with a wide variety of gifts—Justin Bieber-themed or otherwise. You can hardly go wrong, Grandma. All you need to do is think about the things she likes to do when the two of you are together and you’ll know exactly the right gift to give.

About the Author: Danielle is a writer from the Midwest and enjoys writing about fashion, travel, and jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, and rings. She often gives women advice on the perfect fashion styles for any occasion.

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Review: Personal Creations – The Perfect Site For Confirmations and Baptism Gifts

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I was invited to do a personal review of this charming website for personalized gifts. They have a generous supply of personalized religious items. I was pleasantly surprised at what I found. To be honest, I fell in love with the site. They house everything from personalized picture frames, teddy bears, crosses to Bibles.

 

I was so delighted and fascinated with these exquisite items. I don’t have to visit a Hallmark store, or other gift store! I can relax and conveniently shop for items I can purchase for my grandchildren all from this one website.

 

And what a perfect time! We’re expecting our second grandchild in May. What perfect choices for our baby’s Baptism that will be coming up! I won’t have to wonder what to buy. In fact, I know exactly what I’m going to purchase. 😉

 

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Below are just a few of the items displayed on the site

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What grandparent would NOT love all these items?! How extraordinarily awesome.

I also found the items reasonably priced

Also See Coupons Available Here.

Do you have a first communion or baptism coming up? Hop on over to Personal Creations. They have everything you need regarding gift ideas.

Personal Creations also has special gifts For Her and For Him, for the home, and also a Clearance section. Be sure and get full details by visiting.

 

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Visit Personalized Creations on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Be sure and visit their blog too! 🙂

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* To sign up to receive their emails, simply look for the link toward the bottom of their website.

 

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Easy Gift Ideas For Expectant Mothers Guest Post

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Making baby gifts out of yarn for the expectant mother in your life is a great way to be creative and save money. Lending your personal touch to a present for a newborn makes the item that much more special and meaningful. Gift ideas, such as baby blankets or washcloths, are easy to make, even for those who are new to knitting or crocheting. Try your hand at a baby hat or booties and see the mom-to-be in your life light up when she opens such a thoughtful gift.

No matter what gift you decide to make, use machine washable yarn in cotton or wool to make things a bit easier on your gift recipient when it comes time for laundry. No busy mother will want to have to set aside your gift because it needs to be hand washed or otherwise treated with special attention. Being able to throw a blanket in with the rest of the wash will improve its usability and help keep a new mother’s stress lower, whether or not she’s new to motherhood.Blankets are a great gift because you don’t need to worry about babies outgrowing them as quickly as rompers or onesies. Best of all, novice crafters will essentially be knitting or crocheting a large square, which is fairly easy to do. Knit in a selection of soothing colors like pale green and yellow, pink and blue for traditionalists, or black and white patterns, which are most visually stimulating to a baby because of their sharp contrast to one another.

A mom can never have too many washcloths with a newborn around. They can be used as bibs, spit-up cloths, for baths, or any other spills that are likely to occur. Knitting or crocheting a small selection of washcloths is a good start for the mom-to-be in your life. A stack of handmade washcloths bundled together with ribbon will make a delightful shower gift guaranteed to elicit oohs and ahhs.

Booties are great for keeping newborn toes warm and are a project that can be completed in one evening. Pattern ideas abound, from simple one-color booties to more fanciful patterns that mimic tennis shoes, like Converse booties The gift serves as a nice alternative to socks and makes a great gift for any mom-to-be.

Knitting or crocheting baby hats is also an extremely useful gift, whether the mom in question is bringing baby home from the hospital or keeping a newborn warm in a chilly house. Baby hats are a great place to express your creativity – add bows or fanciful design elements like ears when making animal hats, like lambs or bears. There is no limit to the cute when it comes to baby hats!

Putting your time and effort into a handmade gift will surely put a smile on a mom-to-be’s face and will make for great photo opportunities. Just imagine that carefully-crafted blanket or pair of booties making an appearance on a Facebook page, inspiring other crafters looking for gift ideas, and, of course, making that new baby even cuter.

About The Author

Danielle has been making baby gifts like blankets and booties for her mommy-to-be friends ever since she learned how to knit eight years ago on one of her annual family vacations. Her next goal is to start making baby sweaters.

Review For All Moms and Grandmothers – Baby Breeza One Step Baby Food Maker

 

 

I was thrilled to get a chance to do a review for this amazing and simple one-step baby food maker. And it was just that…very easy with a convenient ONE STEP process of making your own baby food!

 

No need to ever go out again to the super market for all those pricey jars of premade baby food. You will definitely save a bundle with this little machine that does exactly what it says it can do. Small so it stores easy.

 

 

 

 

You need to go to their website and order yours TODAY! Quit spending tons of money and SAVE! It’s also a lot healthier for your baby. 🙂

 

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I tried it out myself and below are the photos I’ve taken of my experience

 

 

Comes with instruction books and a baby food recipes and feeding guide — 20 Recipes

 

 

PEARS

CARROTS

BLENDING

MACHINE AFTER BLENDING

BLENDED BABY FOOD RECIPE COMPLETE

CLEANED AND READY TO USE AGAIN

The Recipe I Used

Carrot and Pear Puree (6 months and up)

Ingredients

3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch
1 small pear, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch dice

Method

Place carrots and pears in machine and steam for 15 minutes
Puree to smooth (45 seconds)

(Optional Flavorings)

Stir in: A few drops of fresh ginger juice.
Stir in: Water, breast milk or formula.

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Another Plus: You can steam before you blend with this machine so you don’t have to use two different containers. The whole process is done with just a few presses of some buttons and then the food is transferred over to your choice of container.

You can also control the consistency so your machine can grow with your babies/toddlers.

Simple :: One Step :: Convenient :: Healthy
 
 
Oh wait…still another plus with this one-of-a-kind baby food maker. You can make smoothies for any age; even adults with it as well! This machine is the ONLY one on the market that blends and steams in one easy step. Truly amazing!

Get Yours Today!
 
 
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3 Frugal Gifts For Your College Bound Grandchild -Guest Post

 

So your grandchild will be going to college in the fall. While you want to send him or her off with a neat (but most importantly useful) gift to use while in school, you’re a tad strapped for cash. But no worries, the items college students need the most (aside from a laptop) are typically inexpensive. For a few frugal gift suggestions, continue reading below.

 

 

Daily Planner

Your grandchild won’t thank you enough if you send him or her off with a daily planner. These small booklets are sure to help keep your grandchild stay organized to the max. Not only do they help him or her remember important project and test dates, but it can also be used to help remember other important dates as well like birthdays, other social gatherings, and bill due-dates. They’re also great for creating shopping and grocery lists—after all, sometimes students don’t remember what they need until they’re in the middle of a lecture. They’ll need to be able to write it down immediately or they’ll forget. You can either purchase an inexpensive one or if you’re feeling really creative (and frugal) make one from scratch.

Coffee Thermos/ Reusable Water Bottle

Caffeine is typically a huge part of any college student’s lifestyle—they drink it so that they’re wake in time for their 8 a.m. class and use it to endure late-night study sessions. But typically students are on the go and don’t actually have time to sit down and drink a nice hot cup. Instead, they need something that can make their coffee portable. That’s why a coffee thermos for your coffee drinking grandchild is one of the best gifts you can buy— and sold for $10 at most stores, it’s quite a bargain gift. If you want to help keep your grandchild hydrated as well you might want to add a reusable water bottle too—they take it on campus or to the gym etc.

Laundry Gift Basket

Last but not least, one of the most useful gifts your grandchild can appreciate is a laundry gift basket—you can add laundry detergent, dryer sheets, perhaps even a roll of quarters. If you want to be more economically savvy about the whole situation, you can definitely make a huge batch of DIY laundry soap and store some in a jar for your grandchild and keep the rest for personal use. You can also make some DIY cleaners if you want—college students need to keep their dorms and apartments cleaned too.

Of course these are only a few suggestions. Does anyone have any more?

Lauren Bailey is a freelance blogger who loves writing about education, new technology, lifestyle and health. As an education writer, she works to research and provide information for those comparing the best online colleges and courses and welcomes comments and questions via email at blauren 99 @gmail.com.

3 Craft Ideas Grandparents Can Give To Their Graduating Grandkids – Guest Post

As a grandparent, there’s nothing better than to see your grandchild all grown up and graduating from school. It’s a memorable time for the whole family. To celebrate this special occasion, try giving your grandchild a handmade graduation gift.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on graduation gifts. In fact, with a little creativity, you can make your grandchild the perfect gift. It can be functional, memorable and fit perfectly into his or her personality. Here are three easy, homemade, graduation gift ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift #1: Memory or Career Charm Bracelet

Let her know how proud you are that she’s chosen a specific professional career to pursue. Give her a charm bracelet that has charms shaped as instruments, tools or other items that represent her future career. Is your graduate going to become a veterinarian, animal biologist or horticulturist? Place different animal and flower charms on the bracelet. Or place representations of tools on the bracelet as the instruments that the grandchild will use in her future profession, such as:

· Stethoscopes, microscopes or scalpels for the future doctor

· Textbooks, rulers, pens and desks for the future teacher

· Saws, hammers, drills and wrenches for a future carpenter

You can also decorate the bracelet with little memory charms that highlight your grandchildren’s accomplishments throughout her life. Attach award symbols if she won any special contests, sports charms for her outdoor activities or musical instruments if she was involved with band. Anything that was a happy memory for your granddaughter could be placed as a charm on the bracelet.

Gift #2: Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are popular with everyone, and you can place things in them your grandchildren will love. Make a “Grandmother’s Home Cooking” gift basket filled with homemade cookies, jelly preserves and slices of their favorite breads or cakes. Include a recipe book they can use to make their favorite foods so they can continue to have a taste of grandma’s delicious home cooking even when they’re away at college.

You can also make gift baskets based on their profession. Fill a gift basket with a toothbrush, toothpaste, drill and dental mirror for your grandchild if he or she plans to become a dentist. Or place a socket wrench, lube gun, oil pan and screwdriver in the basket if your graduate plans on becoming an auto mechanic.

Gift #3: Scrapbooks

When your grandchildren graduate, they will be leaving behind friends, people and town events they loved as they head off to college. Don’t let them forget home. Create scrapbooks with photos of favorite hang-out spots, best friends and family events they may miss out on while taking classes. Decorate the outside of scrapbooks with stickers and craft items of the old school and new college emblems, the studied profession and other things that symbolize the new life ahead.

Handcrafted Items Shows Them your Love

Grandchildren will love gifts you took time and effort to make. They’ll cherish the memories and be proud of their chosen profession. Your graduation craft gifts will be a part of their lives and hearts forever.

Danielle, who blogs on behalf of Sears and other prestigious brands, recently helped create an auto mechanic’s graduation gift basket containing a torque wrench, grease gun, tire pressure gauge, and channel-lock pliers. And lots of duct tape. Read her work at eatbreatheblog.com.