15 Fabulous Graduation Gift Ideas

15 Fabulous Graduation Gift Ideas

Graduation season is such an exciting time of year for so many but it can be difficult to find the perfect gift for your favorite graduate, especially on a budget! Here’s a wonderful list of some thoughtful and even humorous graduation gifts:

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15 Fun & Creative Wine Cork Recycling Projects

15 Fun & Creative Wine Cork Recycling Projects

I have this really cool hanging copper fruit basket in the kitchen that I throw my used wine corks in – it’s always a game, one point for making it in the bottom basket, two for making the middle basket and three if you make it in the top basket. Well after collecting them for awhile I’ve been wanting to get crafty with them so I found a bunch of neat ideas for things you can make with wine corks! Check out the list and let me know which you’d like to try:

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20 Things Kids Can Make For Mothers Day

20 Things Kids Can Make For Mothers Day

Some of my all time favorite Mother’s Day gifts have been things the kids have made for me so I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some neat craft ideas that kids can make for Mother’s Day gifts. It’s funny how the kids’ homemade gifts are the ones I remember the most and the ones I’ve kept and saved. Here are a few fun Mother’s Day craft ideas to get your kids started:

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15 Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love

15 Mother's Day Gifts Mom Will Love

If you ask my mom what she’d like to receive as a gift she’ll tell you that she already has everything but of course I can’t let Mother’s Day go by without getting her something special. When choosing the perfect gift for my mom my goal is always to find something both thoughtful and useful, as well as something that she’d likely never buy for herself. Every single thing on the list of Mother’s Day gift ideas below is something your mom will enjoy using and she’ll think of you every time she does!

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15 Awesome Jelly Bean Gift Ideas

15 Awesome Jelly Bean Gift Ideas

I like to mix it up for the kids’ Easter baskets each year so they’re not always getting the same things from the Easter Bunny, but spring just screams jelly beans to me so no matter what they get there are always jelly beans in their baskets! If you’ve got some jelly beans fans on your gift list then check this awesome list of super fun jelly bean gift ideas:

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25 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

25 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

If the men in your life are anything like mine then it can be hard to buy them gifts that are just right. They don’t tend to need much and they seem make a habit of buying their own goodies when they want them. Well check out the list below for some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas he’ll truly enjoy that show you love and appreciate him!

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Hilarious Gift Ideas for Co-Workers & Office Parties

Our annual office holiday party is always a riot and we all enjoy participating in a “Dirty Santa” gift exchange where everyone brings a wrapped gift (usually a max of $20), we draw numbers to see who gets to pick first and the next people in line can either “steal” an already opened gift (up to twice per gift or it might never end) or choose another wrapped gift. It’s hilarious when everyone wants to steal the same gift and super fun to see what everyone brings. Sometimes it’s pretty obvious when people are re-gifting something they’d really like to get rid of and there are always the usual gift cards and alchohol gift sets, but the best ones are the funny but useful gifts that everyone wants to fight over so I pulled together this list of my favorite amusing gift ideas for co-workers and office parties.

I Survived Another Meeting That Should Have Been An Email Coffee Mug Knock Knock Make a Decision Pad
Executive Mini-Sandbox – Beach Break Over 30 Different Mood and Practical Flip-Over Messages – includes Erasable Pen and blank boards to write your own
FUN Emoji Face Squeeze Balls- 12 ~ 3” Stress Relax Emotional Toy Balls The Butt Office Supply Station Desk Accessory Holder
How to Poo At Work The Official BS Button
Stress Buster Desktop Punching Ball Adult Coloring Book Maybe Swearing Will Help w/ Sargent Art Colored Pencils, Set of 50

 

The Ultimate Wine Lovers Gift Guide

What kind of gift do you get for that friend or loved one who already has everything? Well if you have any wine lovers on your gift list then that makes it easy to find the perfect gift they’re sure to enjoy. There are so many wine themed gifts to choose from – everything from this hilarious glass that holds a whole bottle of wine to the practical plant watering spikes that used recycled wine bottles.

4 Plant Water Spikes For Plants and Flowers – Recycled Wine Bottle Watering System Unisex Christmas Cotton Socks If You Can Read This Bring Me A Wine
Wine-Opoly Monopoly Board Game Wine Tumblers, 10-Ounce, Set of 2, Merlot and Pink
Aerating Wine Pourer Crystal Decanter Spout Ready to Stumble Funny Wine Glass 13 oz
Wine Coloring Book For Adults Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass
Wine Stakes Set, Wine Sticks Holds Bottle and 2 Glasses Preventing Them from Spilling or Breaking CounterArt Chalkboard Wine Glass Cutting Board, 15 x 12 Inches

Make Gift Giving Easier with Gift Ideas from Best Buy

Disclosure – This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Make Gift Giving Easier with Gift Ideas from Best Buy

My oldest son just turned eleven a couple weeks ago and he’s getting surprisingly hard to buy gifts for.  When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he said he only wanted two things – a snake and Grand Theft Auto V.  After explaining why he wasn’t going to get either of those two things I asked what else he might want and he said “okay mom, how about Grand Theft Auto IV?”

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Frugal Gift Giving Ideas

Frugal Gift Giving Ideas

The holiday gift giving season is getting underway, and for those of us pinching our pennies, this can definitely add stress to our budgets. Let’s use this as an excuse to get creative with our gift giving. Not only can we save some cash, but we can also give memorable gifts!

1) Give the Gift of Time

Sometimes the very best gift is the gift of yourself. Think about the people on your list. What do they like to do? Plan a day to do that WITH them. Do you have a family member who enjoys hiking? Plan a unique day of hiking and enjoy the outdoors together. Do you enjoy cooking? Offer to teach younger family members how to cook. They get new skills and the gift of your time. How about a movie buff? Borrow some DVDs, pop some popcorn and plan a night in.

2) Give your Services

We all have talents, and this is a great way to use them. Whether it’s sewing, babysitting, gardening, or housecleaning, give a “service gift certificate” for your loved ones to enjoy.

3) Preserve Some Memories

It seems we are constantly snapping pictures these days now that cell phones with cameras makes that easy. But what do we DO with all of those photographs? Make a collage of special photos from throughout the year or frame an especially meaningful one and present it with a handwritten note about what those memories have meant to you.

4) Journal It

This is an especially good gift for a parent or child. Find a pretty journal—or create one yourself—and fill it with all the wonderful memories you have of that person. Let that person know how special they have been to you throughout their lives. Let a parent know how they have helped shape who you are and made the holidays memorable for you. Tell your child how happy you were when they came into this world and highlight how you felt during big moments in their lives.

5) Gift Cards

No, a gift card isn’t always as meaningful as some of the previous ideas, but sometimes we get these cards as bonuses with purchases, as rebates or rewards. Save those—watch for expiration dates of course—and use them as easy gifts.

6) Free Samples

Peruse online freebie sites throughout the year, “like” various things on Facebook and redeem coupons for freebies that you get in the mail or in your email. Often you can create a really nice gift from these by putting them into a pretty basket or cute container. This is especially true of health and beauty items—these seem to be plentiful, you can easily make a fun “relaxation” basket from these, and who wouldn’t enjoy getting that as a gift?

The best part is, you give yourself a gift too—the gift of a mailbox NOT filled with holiday bills in January!

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