Top 10 College Care Package Ideas


Even if you don't have a child who is college age and away at school, I'll bet you know someone who is. College kids are nearly always short on something (or broke, as most of us know from personal experience), so getting a care package from home can be a really nice treat. This is especially true if they have been living on Ramen noodles and Cheetos. And if it's the middle of the quarter or semester, then you can almost bet that money is going to be tight until they can go get their … [Read more...]

Free Or Cheap Valentine Gifts Worth Giving

If you are dreading Valentine's Day because of your non-existent budget, don't worry, there are still fun things you can do to impress your Valentine. Following are some inexpensive ways to give your sweetheart a Valentine's Day gift that they will certainly appreciate.   Find The Best Prices It helps if you know where to shop. I find that if you wait until a day or two before Valentine's Day, local stores like these are worth visiting: … [Read more...]

5 Ideas For Valentine’s Day On A Budget

Valentine's Day can cause a lot of stress -- from the pressure to impress your sweetheart to the aftermath of Christmas credit card debt. With careful planning, you can however make Valentine's Day wonderful on a shoestring budget. Need ideas?... Start with the following 5 fun things you can do for your special Valentine all day long.   #1 Wake up your Valentine with a gift and a kiss. You do not have to live with them to do this. It is even more impressive if you get out of … [Read more...]

Rainbow Roses Are Extra Special Flowers For The Extra Special People In Your Life


Rainbow roses are exactly what they sound like... roses in the colors of a rainbow. They look like a box of crayons had babies with a bunch of roses. They were designed by Peter Van de Werken, who owns a flower company close to Den Bosch in southern Holland. Rainbow roses are real roses, but they can't be purchased as a rose bush.  They are only available as cut or dried flowers.   … [Read more...]

10 Fun And Unique Ways To Say I Love You


It's easy to tell those we love that we love them. However, it takes a little panache to tell someone you love them in a unique and creative way. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we're all looking for creative ways to say both Happy Valentine's Day and I love you to our sweeties. Here are 10 fun ways to tell that special someone how much they mean to you... … [Read more...]

How To Set The Mood For A Romantic Valentine’s Day

Are you planning to get together with your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Maybe you're thinking of a candlelight dinner for two? Whatever your plans, here are some ways to create the perfect mood and setting to make this Valentine's Day one of the most memorable for both of you. You'll find tips for setting the mood in the dining room, bedroom, and all throughout the house.   Setting The Mood There are hundreds of interesting ways to set the mood for your special Valentine's Day … [Read more...]

6 Fun Things To Do With Leftover Wrapping Paper, Ribbons & Bows


Figuring out what to do with all that leftover wrapping paper, bows and ribbons and such can be a real chore. Most people (self included) put it away for next year -- at least some of it. Commercial wrapping paper is so expensive these days that the thought of throwing away a roll or two just doesn't make sense to me. Of course, since I know that commercial wrapping paper cannot be recycled (except to be used for another Christmas) and that tons of it wind up in landfills every year, I see … [Read more...]

Unique Wine Gifts For Wine Drinkers


If you have wine drinkers on your gift list, then you should know that a gift of wine will always be appreciated. Wine is the perfect gift for that person who has everything and other hard to buy for people. You do not have to be wealthy to purchase wine gifts for your family and friends, as wine gifts and accessories fit many different price points.   … [Read more...]

Wine Of The Month Club: A Great Gift For Wine Lovers


Looking for a special gift for a relative or friend? The Wine of the Month Club makes a great gift idea for several reasons: 1. All the hard work is done for you -- picking out the wines, packaging and shipping them. 2. Wine is a unique and thoughtful gift that makes a better impression than typical store-bought gifts. 3. It's a classy gift -- great for those with discriminating tastes. 4. The wow factor -- your friend looks forward to receiving something fun in the mail and trying … [Read more...]