I came across this fun idea for a Christmas tree made out of PVC pipe from one of Martha Stewart’s projects. My PVC Christmas tree fits perfectly in the window in our dining room. And who doesn’t love a window Christmas tree??? I even added colorful lights shining from the outside in — to add more color to the PVC tree at night.
DIY Christmas gift baskets can be customized any way you like. This year, mine focused on cozy warm feelings and spreading Christmas cheer. See how I made these holiday gift baskets filled with S’more Christmas Cheer.
Attending a Christmas party with friends or co-workers? What gift are you taking? Here’s the ultimate list of cheap gift ideas (most under $30) that are great for gift exchange games. If you need Dirty Santa gifts (or White Elephant gift ideas, Yankee Swap gifts, etc), we’ve got the best gifts for adults — from conservative and practical to risque and hilarious — all right here!
As a fulltime freelance blogger and journalist, I have a unique perspective on which items would make the best gifts for writers. Here are a few of my favorite things…
Before stringing Christmas lights on your car, here’s what you need to know about the type of Christmas lights that work best on vehicles — and how to use a power inverter (not a converter). Plus lots of other fun Christmas car decorations to consider putting on your vehicle this holiday season!
Coming up with a great gift for the guy in your life is always difficult. Whether you’re looking for a gift for Valentine’s Day, his Birthday, or ANY other special occasion… here are 8 smart choices that most guys would appreciate.
Christmas treats are usually full of fat and sugar. Not these! These 8 healthy Christmas snacks are a cinch to prepare, and they won’t pack on the pounds!
Looking for Christmas crafts for kids? Let’s make edible Christmas trees! 5 edible Christmas tree recipes, with step-by-step tutorials, videos & pictures.
When I see something I like (on ANY website), I use Amazon’s Universal Wish List to save it on a list of gift ideas for myself or my friends. Here’s how…
Santa Claus is easier to get in touch with than ever before! Here are fun ways to communicate with Santa, and unique ideas that parents and kids can enjoy together this Christmas.
All the best tips and bargain hunting strategies to use when you’re doing holiday shopping online. See the different kinds of websites that an online shopper would find useful during the holiday season. Find specific websites and the types of products they represent.
If you give someone a handwritten letter as a gift, it will be appreciated more than a store-bought gift would be. In addition, a letter will be read more than once and cherished for years to come. If you would like to write a handwritten letter to someone special but you aren’t sure how to begin, here are a few ideas to help you get started.
Gift registries aren’t just for weddings anymore. These days, people are using gift registries for all sorts of special occasions, including: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations — high school and college — baby showers, and more. Here’s how to make your own personalized gift registry.
For any occasion throughout the year, giving homemade food gifts shows that you invested some time and effort, and that you gave this gift some extra special attention. People love receiving personalized gifts of food! Here are some great ideas for making homemade food gifts.
Most of these aren’t Santa pictures with kids, but for one reason or another they make you chuckle. These are my favorite laugh out loud Santa pictures. Most feature Santa caught in some interesting places or other strange predicaments.
Why not make this a memorable Christmas for a person or a family in need? Here’s how to find individuals and families to help this Christmas — both locally and nationally. Plus ways to help them in person, or anonymously.
ideas for parents & relatives looking for “the best” things their college kid really wants you to send them in a care package.
I always end up with leftover candy canes after the holidays. I have lots of kids around during Christmas, and candy canes make a nice sweet treat for them, so I tend to buy more than I actually need. Plus, I like to decorate with candy canes. Here’s what you can do with leftover candy canes.
Tips for what to do with all that leftover wrapping paper, bows, ribbon, and Christmas cards after the holidays.
Here are a number of options for a gluten-free holiday, including how to find a gluten free turkey to ideas for side dishes, and even some gluten-free Christmas gift ideas.
I get bored with the same Christmas decorating theme year after year, so I try to have different Christmas themes every year. Here are some interesting ways to decorate inside your home using fun Christmas themes.
The gift of wine is always be appreciated. Wine is the perfect gift for that person who has everything and other hard to buy for people. You don’t have to be wealthy to purchase wine gifts, because wine gifts and accessories fit many different price points.
I was a single parent with a limited budget for 17 years. That meant homemade Christmas decorations and other heartfelt ideas during the holidays. Here are some of the budget-friendly ways I decorated for Christmas each year.
A wine club membership is a great gift idea for wine drinkers. The official Wine of the Month Club makes a great gift idea for several reasons.
Whenever someone goes to a lot of trouble to put together a big dinner or party, it’s always nice to take along a hostess gift — food baskets are great! You don’t have to buy a fancy gift basket. There are many affordable hostess gifts that you can make yourself. Here are some food gift baskets that you can make and your hostess will love.
Check out these fun new holiday cards we received for Christmas. They’re actually GIFTS… in addition to greeting cards!
Have you noticed this?… More and more drivers are decorating their vehicles with things like Christmas lights, garland, and wreaths. I also saw a couple of SUVs decorated with reindeer antlers — you know, one on each of the front door windows. Here are a few pictures…
Turns out, I’m one of the last ones to discover Office Max’s Elf Yourself holiday e-card. On the CBS morning show, they reported on several of these types of viral videos. They said the Elf Yourself one has been viewed by over 65 million people already!
An unusually large number of guys have been asking for Ugly Sweater ideas this year. Not for women, but for MEN. Okay guys, here we go. My best collection of Ugly Sweater ideas for men…
Here are the top online holiday card companies that deliver the best cards on high-quality photo paper at a reasonable price.
Whether you choose to send out personalized holiday cards this year — with or without a photo on them. Or, if you just want to send personalized greeting cards throughout the year this way, Astonishing Cards has what you’re looking for. Check ’em out…
When you use LED lights for the holidays, not only are you saving energy, you’re also lighting up the night in a whole new way. Here are some things you should know before buying LED Christmas lights… including some of the pro’s & con’s when it comes to using LED lights as holiday decorations.
Perhaps you will have a need for one of these sweaters. …or find a way to build your own themed party around ugly sweaters like these!
Perhaps the following Ugly Sweaters will be helpful when you’re searching for your very own Ugly Sweater to wear this holiday season. These are the best… Or should I say the WORST?!
The best part about these do-it-yourself gift tags is the fact that you can change anything you want in the template itself… including the personalized messages.In fact, most parts are optional, so you could even make ‘generic’ gift cards if you wanted to.
If your collection of Christmas sweaters has grown so large you just don’t know what to do with them all, consider this: You could win BIG this holiday season! Here’s how to have some fun with your ugly sweater collection…
According to ‘the official website devoted to regifting’, there are a few simple rules one must follow in order to successfully pass on an unwanted or unneeded gift to someone else. You need to ask yourself these questions…
Having visitors for Christmas this year? Then you’ll enjoy these fun ideas that were featured on an HGTV episode entitled ‘The 12 Projects for the Holidays’. My favorites are the first three.
It seems that the spectacle associated with displaying holiday lights on houses across the country has taken an unusual — if not ‘ugly’ — twist in recent years. In fact, holiday light admirers like you & me seem to have become overly critical and judgmental of the quality — and quantity — of one’s lights.
A funny little Hanukkah story… plus some Hanukkah humor, including games, songs, crafts and activities for kids.
With all the hub-bub about Christmas Trees vs Holiday Trees, churches having — or not having — Sunday services on Christmas day, and all the other ‘politically correct’ ways that people have tried to un-Christmas the holiday this year… I’ve got an idea! It’s called ‘Merry New Year’…
Whether you’re usually in a hurry and simply don’t take the time to do it right, or you just never learned ‘the proper way’ to wrap gifts, here are the best-of-the-best tips for wrapping presents — Christmas presents… Birthday presents… Graduation presents… Wedding presents… whatever.
It’s a hi-tech Christmas in these neighborhoods. Check out these colorful Christmas lights displays which are synchronized to blink on and off with the beat of snappy music.
Let this holiday wish list of one homeless guy be an inspiration to us all…
The latest thing in holiday decorations is the upside down Christmas tree! It’s certainly a novelty that gets a lot of stares… Here’s why more and more families are choosing an Upside Down Christmas tree for their own home this year.
Believe it or not, THIS was spotted on my way to work today. We’re talking AUGUST… Not even late August… But rather August 16th!…
eople, PLEASE take down your Christmas decorations. That is all.
Can you believe that we have absolutely NO Christmas decorations up this year?! Not one. Bah humbug, right? Yeah, well… it’s more like this: I’m just not about “stuff”….
Holiday letters… most people either love ’em or hate ’em! I happen to be one who LOVES them. Here are the reasons that I LOVE receiving holiday letters, and my tips for writing a good holiday letter.
Following are a handful of truly classy Holiday cards, and some VERY unique postage stamps to use for yourself, or as a creative gift for a friend or relative.