In this year’s sponsored Valentine’s Day gift guide – brought to you by the Gift Giving Advisory Board - we propose an array of items that are sure to delight everyone. From the very young and on up, our quality advertisers are here to serve you and help you in your gift giving – you don’t even need to leave home – your gifts…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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Ah, mothers… Whoever your mother figure might be, she certainly deserves to be celebrated. This is the woman that gave guidance, has always been there and that, today, loves you unconditionally. Mother’s Day is a day to show appreciation to the woman who helped make us who we are today.
We have invited a select group of companies to sponsor this Mother’s Day gift guide. They offer an array of sweet and…
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Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to fall in love all over again with your significant other? As one of Michael Leunig’s quotes states, “Love one another and you will be happy; it is as simple and as difficult as that.” My husband and I say ‘I love you’ probably 20 times a day and although we mean it, we may have lost some of the passion in the words. Sometimes…
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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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Last year we did a Pet Gift Guide – Because We Love Them and we still do love our pets! But just because you have pets does not mean that your home has to go to the dogs. We have chosen (among…
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Last but most certainly not least is our final Gift Guide for the season: The Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide. For many, stockings are the best part of Christmas. Don’t you love finding those little gems for each member of your family, especially those that do not cost a…
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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.
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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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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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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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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.…Continue
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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.…Continue
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By Tara Riceberg, Guest Contributor – Party Planning & Entertaining
Throwing a Halloween party doesn’t have to be spooky. With these tricks, your guests will be treated to a frightfully fun time!
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By Tara Riceberg, Guest Contributor – Party Planning & Entertaining
The success of a party is completely dependent upon the hostess. Be happy and well prepared to eliminate stress and ensure a fun time for all.
Here are 5 tips to guide you:
1. Be mindful of guests’ concerns. Some times, attending parties is just as stressful as throwing…
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It was during a Mother’s Day church sermon in 1909 that the thought of having a “Father’s Day” was born. Sonora Smart Dodd, in Spokane, Washington was raised solely by her father, after her mother died when she and her five siblings were young. She felt that fathers deserved as much recognition as…
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By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor
Whether it is a close relative or a friend’s child you barely know, gifting the young college graduate with an appropriate, unique, practical, fun or thoughtful present doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here are a few suggestions for a gift that reflects your style … or that of your…
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I recently wrote an article about the in-fashion of cuffs for women. Let’s not leave the men out. No matter what their age this one single piece shows that he has style and is not afraid to show it. They are perfect for both the young and, shall we say, seasoned, men in your life. With both Father’s Day and graduations just around the corner, these may just…Continue
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