Thursday, December 27, 2012

Swap Party

Did you end up getting something you didn't want for Christmas? Give the gift to charity! If you plan on having a few friends over after the holidays - make a swap party!

Here's how to do it:

1. Grab a group of friends.
2. Tell each one to bring a gift.
3. Play a game, then the winner gets to chose the first gift.
4. Continue until all gifts have been swapped.

Celebrating New Year's Eve With Kids

Add a little fun and spice up the conversation between you and your child. Reminisce about what they learned and achieved. This is a great conversation piece for adults too.


New Year's Eve Favor

You can give the usual candy favors, or you could spice it up with a New Year's Eve notepad. It's practical and it can be used all year long for planning and resolutions.


Ring In The New Year....Literally!

If you are planning on having people over for New Year's Eve, think about the final countdown!

Set up old alarm clocks around the dinner table and through the house. When the clock strikes midnight, you'll literally be ringing in the new year.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cozy Coffee Sleeve

Do you know a coffee lover? Give the gift of coffee bliss with a custom-made coffee sleeve to replace the boring cardboard sleeve at their cafe.

Pair it with a gift card to their favorite coffee spot!

Click on the image below to find how to create a coffee sleeve.      
 Here is another tutorial: *Bonus - you can use the coffee sleeve as a bracelet!

Last Minute Gifts

If you need a last minute gift for the holidays, don't stress out. Here is a list of the top easy and quick gifts.

Buy a gift certificate - spa, movies or shopping

Gift Card to a book store or a magazine subscription - tag this along with a custom or homemade bookmark.
Start a charm bracelet

Tickets to sporting event - tag along with a t-shirt to wear to the game 

Buy a CD or an iTunes gift card - tag along with ear buds or headphones

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Guitar Pick Punch

Here's a great gift a for a musician or a local band - Create your own guitar picks with guitar punch. It looks like a stapler, but it actually has the strength to punch guitar picks using old credit cards or other items.


Winter Texting!

With touch screen phones becoming more popular than ever, everyone will eventually need touch screen gloves!


Candy Cane Fun

How many ways can you use candy canes this holiday?


New Generation Mix-Tape

What happened to the days where we would create a mix-tape for our friends?You can still share the best music and create a unique and memorable gift for the holidays.

It may by outdated to use a CD, but what about a unique USB. Fill it up with your friend's favorite songs.

There are tons of interesting USB flash drive options available online including in the shape of jewelry, cameras and even animals. Just go to Google and search unique USB flash drives - click images - and prepared to be amazed.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Turning Mints Into Serving Trays

What a great idea! Take a circle of peppermints and place them in a circle to create a solid serving plate!

Directions:  (Courtesy of:

1. Just heat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Arrange the mints on wax paper/cookie sheet in the shape that you prefer.
3. Bake for about 8-10 minutes.
4. Then, allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.

Custom Soft Toys For Kids

You probably have a ton of pictures hanging on your refrigerator with the artistic crafts and drawings made by a child close to your heart. Why not make the drawings and pictures come to life. creates a custom plush toy, recreated to mimic the look of a drawing in a picture. It's a great gift for a child or a sentimental piece for a teen or an adult.


Living On Cloud 9

Have you ever wanted to:

1. ...race a Ferrari?
2. ...learn how to fly?
3....invite a chef to your house?

What better way to surprise someone than to give them their very own "experience". features gift certificates and passes to tons of events and activities that you have always wanted to do. Prices range from about $40 to $2,000!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

25 Days Of Christmas - Books

The holidays can be stressful and it's easy to get lost the busy season. Here's a great way to stay grounded and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive.

For the 25 days of Christmas, wrap a a favorite book and keep it under the tree. Each day, let the kids unwrap a book and read it with them. This can be used for fun Christmas books or even religious books for the kids. Courtesy of: