The Succulent Wife's Blog Posts Tagged 'holidays' (20)

Holiday Gift Guide

For many, the holidays are one of the most exciting time of the year – and one of

the most stressful! Who wants to spend time in a crowded and hot mall buying the same old boring gifts year after year?

That’s exactly why you need the Gift Giving Advisory Board’s 3rd Annual Sponsored Holiday Gift Guide – presented to you below.

From the comfort of your own home or office, you can choose unique gifts that your recipients will love – allowing you to spend time with your…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on November 20, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

Hostess Gift Guide (to be a good guest)

My mother always told me to NEVER arrive empty handed when invited to a party. A bottle of wine, a box of fine chocolates and flowers are the old standbys, but if you want clever and unexpected gift ideas to woo your host or hostess and guarantee a repeat invitation, you have…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on November 3, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

Last Minute Gift Guide

 

Eeeeek! Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and you just realized that you still have a few people you need to buy for!! No need to panic. Here are some great ideas that keep on giving up to a full year (although monthly, three, six and nine month subscriptions are also available) – showing them that…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 23, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

P.L.A.Y. Designed for Pets, People and Planet

P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle And You)takes pets, their humans, the planet and the notion of design very seriously. In other words, P.L.A.Y. designs pet beds that are incredibly comfortable (for pets), that look great and are highly…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 20, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - That Gives Back

Throughout the pages of The Succulent Wife, you will see numerous articles about companies and products that contribute to making this planet a better place to live on. Whether it is about helping the environment or about helping each other, we are always passionate about sharing their stories.



Thus, this…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 19, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For Men

My husband never writes a list for Christmas, or hints about gifts that he would like. Every year, I encourage him to please tell me what he would like and, every year, he says that I always know the right thing to give him (except the one year I gave him a vacuum – if you know my husband it really…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 17, 2011 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For Teachers

All of us have had a teacher who has had a profound effect on our lives. One that may have influenced us by changing our future path or made us think of things differently. The power of a teacher is, truly, unparalleled. So, how do you say thank you to their commitment to their profession and their compassion and…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 17, 2011 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For Families

 

This is the time of year when celebrations should all be about family. Getting together and enjoying each others company.

In searching out the best gift picks to give to a family as a whole, we were looking for ideas that would celebrate the family unit, its values or that would encourage family members to come together to have…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 15, 2011 at 6:52pm — No Comments

A Little Twist in Holiday Decorating

Sure, tradition is nice. But to us, tradition is kept interesting when amplified by new ideas and a fresh (and always respectful) twist on old rituals. See some of the ideas we found here:

  Snowfall Lights – I remember being…
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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 3, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For Teens and Tweens

Teens and tweens, are some of the hardest people to buy for. That is, unless you buy them the latest and greatest tech gadget… But wait! There are other gift ideas that do not start with the letter ‘i’.

We have put together this great list of gift ideas that will suit teens from the college student,…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 3, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Dog Art Portrait - For the Person on Your List that is an Animal Lover

Is someone on your gift list a serious dog lover?  If so, you will love, love, love the work of artist Amelia Santiago. Amelia has successfully combined her love for animals and being an accomplished artist into a career that she is very passionate about. She creates exact replicas of the family pet into fine art needle felted animals.

All sculptures…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 3, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For L'il Ones (and not so Little)

Every day, our kids are bombarded with commercials for toys they must have! Most of these toys will probably hold their attention for about five minutes and end up at the back of their closet. I try to never fall prey to these crazes (well, I did with the zu zu pets but only because I thought it would be a…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on December 3, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Gift Guide - For Her

 

It is that time of year when we bring you our annual Holiday Gift Guide Series to help you uncover unique, meaningful and simply succulent finds for your gift recipients. Predictably, we will commence with the Gift Guide For Her (one of our favorites) and continue with nine more…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on November 28, 2011 at 5:03pm — No Comments

The "Precision Shopper" Will Rule This Holiday Season

By Lauren Brill, Guest Contributor

Look out retailers. Mobility gives the “Precision Shoppers” the ability to rule this holiday season as they will be equipped with competitive deals from a host of retailers. As smartphones, tablets and…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on November 18, 2011 at 5:17pm — No Comments

2011 GGAB Holiday Gift Guide

The Gift Giving Advisory Board (GGAB for short) is announcing our top holiday gift recommendations of 2011! Our board members have been working hard the entire year to seek out the most meaningful, unique and one-of-a-kind gift ideas and have compiled them into our sponsored, but oh-so-highly-curated, 2011 Holiday Gift Guide.…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on November 18, 2011 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Shortcuts

Are you entertaining this Thanksgiving? Are feeling the anxiety of the season creeping up on you yet? I am. I need a nap, being completely exhausted just thinking about my To Do list. So, in looking to simplify my life, I’m on the lookout for clever shortcuts. Thought you’d appreciate some of these ideas and tips I found in my search for simplifying the entertaining process:

  • Have a good planning checklist: Friends have made fun of me for years because of my…
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Added by The Succulent Wife on November 14, 2011 at 6:07pm — 2 Comments

Alternatives to Evite

We all like Evite. We really do. They coined the term. But us creative souls often need more choices, flexibility and functionality. And sometimes, we want to go ad-free.

So, with the party season just around the corner, I thought that you’d like to know of some other choices…

 

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Added by The Succulent Wife on November 10, 2011 at 7:12pm — No Comments

UncommonGoods For Great Gift Ideas and Stocking Stuffers

We’ve loved UncommonGoods for a long time. Probably as long as they’ve been established (in 1999). UncommonGoods.com is a unique online store that offers truly unique gift ideas that range from beautiful to fun, quirky and light-hearted. Never a boring gift idea in their catalog pages… We also love that UncommonGoods is an independent business that supports independent artists and creators.…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on November 9, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

UNICEF Halloween Trick or Treat Boxes and Beyond



We have all heard about UNICEF, an acronym for the United Nations Children’s Fund (the I for International and the E for Emergency were dropped in 1953).UNICEF has been around since the 1940′s and was initially created to provide for children in countries that had been devastated by WWII. Today, UNICEF operates in more than 150 countries and provide humanitarian relief to focus on saving children’s…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on October 28, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

One Greeting Card for Any Occasion



If you are like me, you keep a drawer or file folder full of cards for every occasion – because you never know when you will need a good card at the last minute. The last time I went through my cards, I  realized that there were some that I no longer found funny, appropriate or even nice looking and really wondered why I bought them in the first place (see the not-so-pretty evidence at right).

I gave a bunch to my daughters to use for their art projects and realized…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on October 21, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments

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