Valentines Gifts for the Kids

Spread the cheer this Valentine’s day throughout the whole family and celebrate with your kids. Even though the day should be about you and your significant other, let the kids join the fun and give them a small Valentine’s Day gift. Watch their faces light up as they open up the little surprise and realize how much you love them! Here are six easy Valentine’s gifts that your kids are sure to love.

Candy & Snacks
Every kid loves candy. This idea is a gift your kids will definitely enjoy. Go to any local store you frequent and pick up some bags of your child’s favorite candy or snack. While your at it, pick up a small basket that you can put the candy in (go for a heart shaped basket for the occasion). Once you’re home and you know your kid isn’t around, set up the basket with all the wonderful goodies you bought and hide it. When the day arrives, place the basket where your child will see it and watch how his or her face lights up as they realize how much you love them.

The Latest Toy They’ve Been Eyeing
If your child has been eyeing up a toy recently, now is the perfect time to get it. Show them you care and pay attention to them by getting the toy they’ve been yearning for or didn’t get for Christmas. However, if the toy they want is on the expensive side, don’t feel like you’re obligated to get it. Try to find a different toy or try out one of the other gift ideas on the list!

Clothes
Clothes are always a great idea for a present. Your kids are constantly growing so they’ll need new clothes when they grow out of them. Buy your kid a cute outfit that they can wear on the holiday. This gift might be practical, but it’s still enjoyable, especially for older kids who are really into what they wear.

Fun Crafts
This is the perfect idea for a Valentine’s gift if your child loves to get creative. Finding fun crafts that your child will enjoy will keep them entertained for hours. Go to the closest arts and crafts store and pick out some supplies for projects you know your child will love. Then, when you get home wrap it up and hide it until Valentine’s Day. Your artsy kid will be overjoyed when they see they have a new project to unleash their creativity!

Homemade Treats
To kids, homemade treats are just like candy. They’ll love to see a basket full of their favorite homemade goodies on Valentine’s Day. From cookies to cupcakes, your kids will be ecstatic to see their favorite Valentine’s Day themed goodies. The best part about this gift is the thought and time you put into it. If you kids are young they might not realized how much effort you put into this gift, but if you have any older kids they’ll appreciate the time you took out of you day to put a smile on their face.

Books
If you have a bookworm on your hands, consider buying a book or two for a Valentine’s gift. Not only is this an easy gift to get, but it also provides some educational value as well. You can never go wrong with a book!

Perfect Valentines Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to put some thought into what kind of gift you will give to your significant other! From traditional gift ideas to out-of-the-box gifts, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of the awesome gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2018! 

For Him:

  • If you’re looking to go the sentimental route and get a meaningful gift for your guy, look no further! Get him custom cuff links to go with his suit. Every guy likes to look sharp for special occasions, so these custom cuff links will be perfect.
  • You can’t go wrong with buying a watch for your man this Valentine’s Day. This traditional gift idea is perfect for any man. There are a variety of different brands and watches to choose from, so do some research before you buy!
  • With a wide variety of monthly box subscriptions now available, you can find the perfect box subscription for your significant other! You know your man better than we do, so do some research and find different subscriptions that match his hobbies. You can finds subscriptions from monthly menswear to grooming kits. Check out some of these box subscriptions and see if there’s a perfect one for your man!
  • If your man is into tech, it’s best to buy a gift any tech guy would love. From speakers to gaming systems the options are endless! Before you make any purchases, make sure you know exactly what your guy wants. Ask questions nonchalantly so you don’t ruin the surprise, but you’ll definitely want to do you research before you make any purchases!

For Her:

  • Monthly box subscriptions aren’t just perfect for men. They are perfect for women too! Due to the increasing popularity and variety of monthly box subscriptions, you can find the perfect one for you significant other. If you’re lady likes trying different beauty products, get her a Birchbox subscription . Or if you have an avid reader on your hand, get her a monthly subscription to any of these amazing monthly book subscriptions! The possibilities are endless, do your research to find the perfect monthly subscription for your lady!
  • Jewelry is always a great option for a Valentine’s Day gift. From classic diamond necklaces to customized bracelets or necklaces, you can’t go wrong. Check out this sentimental necklace customized with important dates throughout your life together!
  • If you don’t have a way with words, you can easily let the experts do it for you! Express your love by buying books, particularly books written by the most romantic writers in history, and let your lady know how you feel. This romantic gesture will make her heart melt and the best part about this gift is that it will last forever. Any book or literature lover will love a gift like this. Check out this book set! Not only does it include love letters, sonnets, poems, and songs, but it is beautifully packaged as well!
  • You can never go wrong with flowers and chocolate. Both of these items have been a staple Valentine’s Day gift for years, so why break the tradition? However, if you do go the traditional route make sure to get a smaller present to show that you aren’t being cliché. Gifts like candles, mugs, or a small jewelry set will go perfect with flowers and chocolates.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Don’t miss your chance to get your significant other a stellar gift that they’ll cherish for years and don’t forget to show each other just how much you love one another! And most importantly don’t forget to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Father’s Day Ideas

Arts and Crafts

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When deciding what to get your dad this Father’s Day, consider making something with your own two hands! Your dad will appreciate anything you get him this year, but putting effort into making him something that money can’t buy is sure to go further than that 12-pack of socks!

Alone Time

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Father’s Day is a holiday to celebrate families and being together, but everyone needs a break! Giving your dad a little time to himself to watch the game, read a book, or just take a dad nap, will be much appreciated. Alone time is the easiest gift you can give a dad, and it might be the one he uses the most.

Father’s Day Coupon

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This idea is an oldie but a goodie, a handmade coupon redeemable for anything the crafter chooses! Or something the dad chooses! This one is the best way to give your dad a gift he’s sure to love. If you can never figure out what to get your dad for father’s day, you could even give him a few blank coupons for him to fill in! These adorable coupons will make his Father’s Day much more enjoyable

Dad Specific

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If your dad could be described as a sports dad, handyman dad, funny dad, or anything else you can think of, whatever your dad is, tailor your gifts that way this year. If your dad loves working in the shed building and fixing things, try a toolbox or a utility belt! If your dad loves sports, get tickets to the local sports teams and go as a family! But remember, whatever you get him, he’s sure to love.

Make Him Comfortable

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Leaving dad alone on Father’s Day is surely a gift he’ll appreciate, but if you can make his alone time even more comfortable then why not! A pair of slippers, comfy pajama pants, or anything you can think of to make his leisure time even more leisurely is sure to be a hit. For an added bonus you can fill the comfy gift with his favorite snacks and other treats, like pictured above! 

Father’s Day Ideas

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Classic Card

While it might seem cliche, writing your dad a nice letter telling him how much he means to you and how much you love him goes a long way. Store bought cards work just as well as the ones you’d make when you were little. Just give him a hug and the card and he’s sure to have a great Father’s day being reminded of how much his family loves him.

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Adorable Keychain

This innovative new idea is a great one for families with young children. The little ones can make a drawing for their dad, and in no time at all that drawing can be made into a usable metal keychain! For more information about this wonderful new idea visit the link provided: http://etsy.me/1g6Rhc1 and click “Request a custom order” in no time at all you’ll have your own special gift your family can cherish forever.

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Dad Coupons

This idea is an old one but works just about every time! This option allows a little bit of creativity, requires no money, and is sure to make everyone happy! These adorable coupons are perfect for a child who doesn’t know what to get their father. You can choose from several templates on the internet or get creative and make your own! They can make however many coupons they want to and Dad can redeem them whenever he wants! It’s a win-win and makes some beautiful memories.

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Recreate Old Family Photos

This idea has already swept the internet, so why not try it out! Like in the picture above, you just need an old photo of some members of your family, and clothes that look similar to the ones in the photo. This gift is a great way to reminisce with the family and create new fun memories trying to make the photo look the same. It’s a creative way to shake things up this Father’s Day and still have the focus on family.

Father’s Day Gifts

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Quirky Dad

A Quirky Dad is a dad who likes quirky things! Whatever it might be, a love of crafts, the outdoors, cooking, fixing things, get him something this year that will help him do the things he loves! A new grill for the bbq masters, a new headlamp for the outdoor explorers, anything suited to your dads interests will be a big hit!

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Sporty Dad

A sporty dad would love any family outing where the kids played a few games with him, so this year, make time and play together! If your family can’t play sports together, giving him a gift with his favorite teams logo on it will always go over well. If your family wants to go above and beyond, going to a local sports team’s game together will be fun, and is sure to make this father’s day a special one.

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Fashionable Dad

A Fashionable Dad is easy to shop for (and hard to come by) so if you have a Dapper Dad in your life, this year look no further! Buying your dad a good belt can change the rest of his outfits forever. Or if your dad already has a good set of belts and clothes, try a classy watch this year to help him accessorize and take his style to the next level.

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Funny Dad

If your dad loves to joke and laugh, we’ve got you covered this year. Making a homemade card with your own jokes is sure to be a side-splitter, but maybe the comedy gene skips a generation! Not to worry, these hilarious gift ideas are sure to get a chuckle from any dad! http://bit.ly/2sAHeGq Share a smile with the family this year!

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Any Dad!

If your dad doesn’t fit into one of these categories don’t worry, we still have some great ideas that any dad would love. First, spend some time with him! Quality family time is easy to make happen, free, and is sure to be one of the more memorable gifts you can give a father. So this year, don’t stress about making a card, or buying the right gift, just tell your dad how much he means to you and spend some time together as a family. Happy Father’s Day!

Mother’s Day Activities

Make Her Something

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While it might seem cliche to make your Mom a card on Mother’s Day, she’s sure to appreciate anything you give her, especially if you made it with your own two hands. A card from a store can be just as wonderful, but a small personal touch can make a big impression. Make the effort this year and I’m sure you and your Mom will have a lovely Mother’s Day.

Create a Getaway

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Creating a place for your mom to be alone can be essential to a great Mother’s Day for her. She loves you, and the whole family, but sometimes what Mom’s need most is a little alone time away from everything. Creating a space in the house, or making the backyard into her own personal sanctuary could be just the thing she needs on a day designed just for her.

Outing of Her Choice

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If it’s usually the kids who decide where the family outing will be, let Mom choose for once! A tip for the kids out there, when Mom chooses the activity for the day, NO COMPLAINING! Wherever it might be, a museum you find boring, a fair you don’t like, or anything else, keep the complaints to yourself and your Mom will appreciate it and enjoy a wonderful day.

Cook a Meal

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A classic Mother’s Day activity is to make your Mom breakfast in bed, and that might work! If you choose to do this one, make sure to let her sleep in later than usual before waking her up with breakfast. But don’t stop there, if your Mom is the one who does all the cooking in the household, don’t let her slave over the stove to make dinner, give her somewhere to relax and let everything be done for her. For once.

Mother’s Day Gifts

Still haven’t done your Mother’s Day shopping? Don’t worry! We’re here to help you craft, purchase, or design a Mother’s Day gift for the mom in your life that she’s sure to love.
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Mom Coupon

The mom coupon is an oldie but a goodie. This works especially well if the mom in your life is raising young children, or if you just need a great fallback. You can use any of the templates on the internet, or even the one pictured above! You can also write your own coupons and make the redeemable options something specific to your mom’s interests. Some of our favorites are coupons for, breakfast in bed, a certain amount of alone time, and cleaning or cooking so your mom doesn’t have to.

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Emergency Mom Kit

This year, try making up for all those times you gave your mom a headache with this creative gift idea. You can put anything you want inside the Emergency Mom Kit, but we suggest some Advil, for the inevitable next headache, chocolate, because who doesn’t like chocolate, and a face mask or moisturizer to help her relax on her day off. You can even put some of your Mom Coupons in there!

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Scavenger Hunt

A Mother’s Day scavenger hunt is a way to make this Mother’s Day memorable and certainly more fun. You can design the scavenger hunt however you want, but here are some of our ideas. You can buy, or make, several small gifts for her and hide them throughout the house, giving hints about where the others are, leading her to her big present. Or you can place hints around the house that lead your mom outside for a lovely picnic, or whatever activity you have planned for her!
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Reminders

Tiny reminders written on post-it notes, or whatever you see fit, and are an adorable way of showing the mother in your life why she’s so wonderful. These reminders can act as a perfect supplemental gift that can keep on giving long after Mother’s Day. Writing things like, “We love you!” or, “You’re the best mom ever!” on small post-it notes and hiding them around the house will brighten up your mom’s day whenever she stumbles across them. Be sure to hide them in places she uses a lot so she can find your kind words!

Mother’s Day Ideas

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Artwork

Some homemade artwork is a surefire way for your mom to love whatever you give her this Mother’s Day. This can be a drawing of her, or of the whole family together, anything you want! While homemade gifts are very popular among younger children, don’t be afraid to get crafty even if you’re older! A great idea for all sizes of families is to get everyone to contribute something artistic to one project. Having something beautiful that all of her favorite people worked on, is sure to bring a smile to her face anytime she sees it.

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Personal Touch

Whatever you decide to give your Mom this Mother’s Day, make sure it has a personal feel to it. Whether you buy her a present, make her something, or take her somewhere, be sure to add a personal touch that really shows how much she means to you. This can be, a heartfelt card, telling her something you want to thank her for, or just a long hug. Whatever it is, make sure your present isn’t the only gift this weekend. While chocolate and cards go a long way, feeling appreciated goes even further.

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Memories

Reminiscing about fond memories is a Mother’s Day past-time, so this year, don’t let Mom be the one to bring up the good memories. Writing down some fond memories and collecting them in a creative way is a great gift that only requires a pen and some colorful paper. Having everyone in the family write down a few of their favorite memories with Mom is a great way to start some fun conversation, and remind your Mom why she’s so special. These memories can go in a homemade scrapbook, scattered through the house for your Mom to find, and even as a “memory link” as pictured above.

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Give Her a Break!

A lot of times, the best thing for a busy Mom on Mother’s Day is some time off from mothering. So this Sunday, make sure to give her some time to rest. One of the best ways to do this is to take care of her usual daily tasks before she has a chance to start them. Make sure there are no dishes for her to do throughout the day, make sure someone besides her is cooking and cleaning up after everyone, and make sure someone else is dealing with the kid’s drama!

 

Thoughtful Housewarming Gift Ideas to Welcome New Neighbors

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When a new neighbor moves in, make them make them feel welcome by dropping by with a housewarming gift! Here are a few ideas:

Bring a baked good. Nothing says “welcome to neighborhood” more than a homemade cake or pie! Don’t have time to bake? Pastries or cookies from a local bakery also make a lovely gift.

Plant: A plant is a thoughtful, inexpensive gift that will brighten up their new home!

DIY Oven Mitt Kit: An oven mitt full of utensils will help get your new neighbor’s kitchen up and running.

Neighborhood Guide A practical gift that would definitely come in handy is a little guidance about the neighborhood. Write a little note on the welcome card and fill out the “things we love” card. Attach it to some treat or tickets to the local movie theater!

Here is a link to the free Neighborhood Guide Printable: http://bit.ly/2axsEU7

Celebrate Father’s Day

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 11.39.58 AMIt’s almost time to celebrate Father’s Day. What do you have planned?

If you’re in the mood to cook dad a special meal, you should try this delicious Grilled Marinated Hanger Steak by Martha Stewart. Serve it with a side of roasted rosemary potatoes, veggie of your choice, and red wine to make it the perfect meal.

If your dad or husband is tired of paying a lot of money for low quality razors, you might want to the Dollar Shave Club. They have three great razors to choose from: the two-blade Humble Twin, the four-blade 4X, and the six-blade Executive, which includes an edge for trimming. It also includes a fabulous shave balm, leaving his skin silky smooth! P.S. women can borrow it sometime, too.open_box-84fb1e250dbd6debcc9fd5515e3f4edf

Have a Happy Father’s Day!