Audreyvp's Blog – December 2010 Archive (12)

Christmas Morning - Over night Chelsea Buns

As with all families, our Christmas morning’s agenda is all about opening presents and pulling fun gifts and treats out of stockings. But before that even happens, everyone needs to hold tight until the coffee and hot chocolate drinks are made and, more importantly, that the Chelsea Buns (our Christmas morning tradition) are baked. We nibble on these wonderfully gooey, decadent Chelsea Buns that I have prepared the night and just popped in the oven that morning.  They are sooooo easy to make…

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Added by Audreyvp on December 20, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Gift Guide for the Impossible to Buy For

Where do you start with these folks? They already have everything, they don’t want anything, they’re difficult and picky… We have some in our family too. What to do? Ignoring them is not a sensible option, whether the “impossible” person in question is the mother-in-law or the boss. So, then, we thought that these types should probably be receiving virtual gifts. No, not a virtual Facebook cupcake, but rather something that…
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Added by Audreyvp on December 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Free Shipping Day on December 17, 2010

This is the third annual Free Shipping Day. It’s an online event where a 1000+ merchants offer free shipping for a delivery by Christmas eve. It’s a “universal” one day agreement by some of the top (and some serious favorite) online merchants around. This year…

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Added by Audreyvp on December 15, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Gift Guide for Pets

As animal lovers we must, bien sûr, propose a gift guide for (wo)man’s best friends. For all the unconditional love and comfort that they provide us, we think they deserve their holiday treats too.

Here then are some great finds that Fido and Fluffy are going to love (well, the owners will…

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Added by Audreyvp on December 14, 2010 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Gift Guide for Women

Are women hard to buy for? We certainly don’t think so.

Gentlemen, listen up! Know that we always love a little – relative term – bling (check out our compelling Jewelry Gift Guide! ), and should you need further inspiration, here are some other great gift ideas that any woman would love to receive. We could almost offer a…

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Added by Audreyvp on December 13, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Gift Guide for the Family

There are moments when it’s most appropriate (and simple) to give a single but thoughtful gift to the family rather than to each individual member. Perhaps the gift is from one family to another, or it’s to say…

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Added by Audreyvp on December 8, 2010 at 11:28am — No Comments

Holiday Windows 2010

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than witnessing the extravagant window displays put up by the fancy schmancy retailers. I love this type of assault on my visual sense. Oh, where to look next……

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Added by Audreyvp on December 7, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Gift Guide for the Men

If the men in your life (husband, boyfriend, dad, brother, older son…) are anything like mine, I know that I can forget about getting a Christmas list from them. After 24 years of marriage I have finally stopped asking for one…

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Added by Audreyvp on December 7, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Wired Holiday Decor

We found this artisan design company, Village Designs, at a trade show earlier this year. We’ve been waiting for the appropriate season to roll in again to mention their unique take on holiday decorations. Their…

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Added by Audreyvp on December 6, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Getting the Christmas Spirit for Free

Being around small children during this time of year, it is not hard to get into the festive mood. They see joy and wonder every where they go; from Mall Santas to Christmas lights strung about. To add to the magic of…

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Added by Audreyvp on December 3, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Fair Trade Gift Guide

This pick of fantastic gift ideas features contemporary & appealing designs, handmade with…

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Added by Audreyvp on December 3, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Gift Guide for the Little Kids

There is a plethora of gifts out there for the little ones (thank you Disney, Lego, Mattel and so on) and all of them have their place, but in case you are looking for the type of children’s gift that will be enjoyed well…

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Added by Audreyvp on December 2, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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