Need a Super Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Your Mom will Love? Here’s What to Do

DIY Mini Bouquets by Homey oh My
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So Mother's Day is in three days, and you're empty-handed.

Procrastinate much?

JK! There's no judgment here – I am the absolute worst at planning ahead.

But, let's not leave our moms thinking we don't care about them. Instead of panicking and grabbing the first tchotchke that catches your eye on the way home and playing it off as totally intentional, try one of these last-minute gifts your mom will love.

We've got you covered with gifts you can order online, simple ways to make a gift of flowers more special, and experiences you can share with your mom that will really make her day. Continue Reading

48 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Aren’t At All Tacky

48 DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that are totally not tacky, and look like you got the at a store!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what’s better than a mom? Nothing! If you want to show your momma you care for her in a special and unique way, then handmade is the way to go. We’ve rounded up 48 doable Mother’s Day ideas you could craft for your mom, or for the other mothers in your life. Maybe you’re a mom too, and you want to treat yourself – go wild. Continue Reading

Give the Gift of Self-Care with Bath Salts That Smell Like a Christmas Tree

Though the holidays are supposed to be a relaxing, fun time, for many of us they end up being stress-fests. Between shopping for gifts, preparing holiday meals and treats, and managing family interactions, it can be too easy to end the year feeling worn-out and frazzled. But that’s where self-care comes in. Taking the time to give yourself a break can make a huge difference, and if that break takes the form of a hot bath for you, you can incorporate the rejuvenating scent of evergreens via these Christmas tree bath salts. Continue Reading

Holiday Gifting 101: How to Finish Your Christmas Shopping Without Losing Your Mind in the Process

Christmas Gifts: A Complete Guide
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A lot of us (myself included) are dealing with extra emotions during the holidays. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, or sheer panic, the gift-giving deadlines that creep up at Christmastime can bring up all sorts of feelings. Maybe it’s your nieces and nephews that are stressing you out because you have no idea what kids are even into anymore! Or maybe it’s your mother-in-law who who already has everything she could ever want. Or maybe your husband, when asked what he’d like for Christmas, only answers with the not-so-helpful phrase, “Whatever you’d like to get me.” 

Fortunately, you’re not alone. Continue Reading

Gift Guide: 14 Unique Gifts for Those Who Have Everything

Christmas gift for those who have everything

From seasoned DIYers, Martha wannabes, lovable geeks, young ones or the young at heart, there’s something for everyone on this gift guide no matter what the budget. What’s better is that these gifts are unique, so they’re perfect for those that have everything, which is just about everybody on my Christmas list these days. Well, it’s not like they have everything. It more like they’re hard to buy for. But be that as it may, we’ll start with DIYers, shall we?       Continue Reading

Gift Guide: 14 Sweet and Unique Gifts for Kids

Gift guide: 14 unique gifts for kids

If I’m being honest, I have to admit I spent altogether waaaay too long putting together this gift guide. I just couldn’t help getting completely caught up in the myriad of amazing toys and gifts available for kids these days. And best of all, many of them are handmade! Click through for my favorite finds.          

 

Wood toy camera
Etsy

 1. Got a budding photographer in your midst? They’ll love this wooden camera (that comes in a variety of colors) by Indie Owl – $30

 

Play tent
Etsy

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Gift Guide: 10 Great Gifts for Anyone on Your List (Under $40)

10 Gifts under $40

Having trouble coming up with ideas for the friends, family, neighbors, etc on your holiday list this year? Check out this list of gifts for anyone on your list (guy or gal),  all under $40. There’s a little something for everyone, from sake cups and calendars to woodcut note cards and Woolly Pockets. Here are ten great gifts for anyone, for under $40.    

WallyGro
WallyGro

1. Woolly Pocket Table Planter -$10

Food52 Ceramic cups
Food52

2. Hand-thrown dipped ceramic cups – $28-36

Bandana
Chan Luu

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Our Tool School Gift Guide for 2018

Home Depot gift guide
This post is sponsored by The Home Depot

As we wrap up the year, it's always fun to look back at some of our favorite DIY projects from the last twelve months. This year we worked with The Home Depot to come up with a whole series of projects and tool reviews, called Tool School. Here's a look at some of the DIYs I liked best, along with the tools that made them possible, plus, a selection of new gift ideas just in time for your holiday shopping.      Continue Reading

Curbly Gift Guide: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer Round-Up

Photo: Holly Wade

If Christmas gifts consisted only of stockings and the goodies therein, I'd be one very happy gal. While I absolutely adore the tradition of gift-giving, I find gathering the little things most exciting. Below is my list of favorite stocking stuffer gifts, and they're arranged into the following categories:    

 

Stocking Stuffers For Ladies

Sara Happ

 

1. Sara Happ Lip Slip: Give her something super luxe this year! This stuff is incredible… no more dry lips, and it has a lovely sheen that she'll love. Continue Reading

How to Make a Self-Care Gift Basket for your S.O.S. (Stressed-Out Spouse)

 

How to Make a Self-Care Gift Basket for your Stressed-Out Spouse
Images by Marlene Sauer

 

It's the holidays and, SURPRISE! Everyone is stressed.

Be it the in-laws, end of year deadlines, travel, or all the shopping, this is a time of year that just makes us crazy. And as hard as it is suffering from burnout ourselves, it's even harder watching it in someone you care about.

There are two little words that can help: self-care! (The Oxford Dictionaries just declared “toxic” the word of the year, but they must not spend much time on Pinterest. Continue Reading