For certain parties, a bottle of wine is the perfect thoughtful gift for your host, but sometimes the occasion calls for something a little different. Whether you're looking for something extra special or just don't want to show up empty handed, here are some non-alcoholic ideas for gifts to bring with you this holiday season.
Commuting this time of year can be tough — you have to haul stuff, stay warm and dry, be entertained, and keep your sanity. Over the last eight years I've tried all modes of transportation to my 14-mile-away office, and whether it's walking, biking, or riding the bus or train, I've picked up on a few key elements for making the trip a little more enjoyable. Here are my gifting tips for those commuters in your life.
A simple tufted headboard - as seen here in Linda's Fashionably Modest Condo - is an easy way to add a little sophistication to a bedroom. Additionally, the padded headboard is a perfect place for leaning your back while reading in bed. After the jump, check out five tufted headboards, including the one shown here.
Whether its for someone who works from home or someone who just needs a little something special to make their work space feel friendly, consider a gift that will put a smile on the recipient's face and be useful in the workspace.
Bring on the drama! It's always fun to see modern pieces that go a little over the top. You can use the pieces sparingly, mixed in with other styles like in this dining room, or go balls to wall and outfit your entire home in the look. To help you achieve the style in your home, we've rounded up ten resources for dramatic modern furnishings and accessories.
Giving a group gift can be the best option when holidays are a family affair. Instead of individual presents (and the attendant out of control budgets and clutter), here are a few of our favorites for the whole family to enjoy together.
We asked and you answered: what are the best gifts for preschoolers? Many reader suggestions for this age group were similar to gifts for toddlers including books, blocks, play kitchens and accessories, cars and trucks, trains, dolls and costumes. One of the major themes is gifts that encourage imaginative and pretend play.
After unwrapping all the presents, when everything gets a little chaotic, it's reassuring to see our over-stimulated kids run outside to work out that anxious energy. When it's time to upgrade our winter outdoor toys, the Holidays are a great opportunity to bring in these new additions.