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What is a White Elephant Gift: Great Ideas for the Next Party

Holiday parties are right around the corner, and whether they occur virtually or in person, you may be asked to bring a Dirty Santa or White Elephant gift.  If you’ve never heard of these types of gift exchanges before, they can be a little confusing.  Are they the same? And if so, how?  Get this wrong, and you could really end up embarrassing yourself and your date, and if this...

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Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her

If you’ve already conquered her Christmas gift, you’re someone who knows how it’s done: plan ahead, shop early, get brownie points.  As such, you may already have Valentine's Day on the horizon and be considering what you can get for the special lady in your life who means so much to you.   Let’s be honest. Valentine’s Day is basically made of cards, chocolates, and flowers.  Even though you can spend...

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5 Gifts for Men Who Have Everything

It’s that time of year once more.  As the weather turns, we begin to think about holiday shopping.  We may begin to mentally prepare our gift-giving lists, checking off people who we will want to remember with a gift.  We may start looking at our budgets and trying to determine how we will squeeze in a holiday budget (or maybe you kept your New Year’s resolution and have a nice,...

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5 College Care Packages From Home

If you’ve already lived through your college experience, you likely remember how amazing it was to receive a care package from your parents, a friend, or another relative.  While being in college is one of the best experiences you will have in your entire life, it is usually accompanied by less than desirable living conditions, lack of sleep, dirty laundry, and terrible diets (burritos at 2:00 a.m., anyone?).  Receiving a...

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Room Design for Teenagers: 5 Cool Ideas

The last time you painted your child’s room was when she was born.  As such, the pale pink remnants of her youth are special to you, which is likely why you've put off updating your teenager’s room for so long.  If she’s bugging you to give her a more respectable spot to hang with her friends, chances are it’s time for a room redo.   While you take down the lacey...

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Gifts for a Mom Who Doesn’t Want Anything

She does it all and we don’t really know how.  Running the household, holding down a job, keeping kids not only alive, but thriving, participating in civic and recreational events, nailing the queso for the PTA meeting; there’s really nothing Mom cannot do given a last minute directive and maybe some hot glue.  When Mother’s Day or her birthday rolls around, she swears there isn’t a thing she wants except...

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5 Year Anniversary Gift: Ideas Your Partner Will Love

Five years of marriage can go by in a blink.  After your first anniversary, the fifth anniversary is truly the next “big” milestone.  It can feel overwhelming to come up with an anniversary gift for your significant other that will really wow them and let them know just how special they actually are, especially if you’ve exhausted some pretty good ideas for the first four anniversaries you have had!  That...

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5 Winter Date Ideas: Affordable and Cozy

Summer months are great for barbecues, pool parties, outdoor concerts, and of course, weddings, but there’s something incredibly romantic about date night during the coldest months of the year.  There’s no lack of snuggling up to conserve body heat, even if you’re indoors where it’s a bit warmer.  Winter dates are some of the best and most memorable, and even though this coming season may look a little different than...

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Movie Night: Ideas for a Comfy Night at Home

Obviously, we’re all a little more comfortable doing this at home this year.  Meetings, birthday parties, social gatherings, school, and even date nights have all evolved into things we can (and sometimes must) do in our homes.  Movie night is no exception.  Even now that most movie theatres have reopened, you may find you prefer the safety and comfort of movie-going without the going.  Alternatively, if you live in an...

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2 Essential Phone Accessories You Need Right Now

The change in temps can only mean one thing; fall is upon us and before you know it the holiday hustle and bustle will be in full swing.  Don’t think this year will be any different just because we’ve been crammed inside.  In fact, retailers will likely be pulling out all the stops to make up for the decline they’ve seen in sales this year.  This means you’ll be seeing...

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