It’s in the bag.

It’s in the bag.

We’re now formally in the “handing-someone-a-bottle-of wine” season, and while most of us can simply stick a bow on it and pass it on, there are times when that bottle needs a little more oomph than a plain brown paper bag or a crinkled sheet of...
This holiday season, feel like a crafting genius

This holiday season, feel like a crafting genius

I love crafty people. I wish I were one of them, but, alas, I’m not even that great at wrapping gifts. They end up looking like my three-year-old took the reins. But, this year, my friends and family will think I’ve developed some serious crafting skills...
When the gift tag is as cool as the gift

When the gift tag is as cool as the gift

A gift card can sometimes feel kind of impersonal, no matter how many zeroes are on it. (Not necessarily unwelcome, by the way–dear friends and family: bring on those zeroes!)¬†That’s one reason we’re always looking for special cards and gift tags,...
Wrap it up to go

Wrap it up to go

I love the hustle of the holiday season: cooking, shopping and giving are three of my favorite things. What I really don’t like is finding the right wrapping paper for my latest treasures – and it can get ugly when I have multiple smaller gifts, for...
The gift(wrap) that keeps on giving

The gift(wrap) that keeps on giving

I’m not sure which is cooler, the actual lyziwraps reusable gift bags that I just discovered, or the story behind them. They were originally designed by an 8th Grader, for an innovation competition, who was trying to find a way to decrease the amount of waste...
Heart shaped box

Heart shaped box

I am an advocate of the notion that great gift wrap can make everything more special, and poking around 1000 Markets, I was happy to stumble upon the Valentines Heart Favor Box from designer Jennifer Jermantowicz of Pasaii Design Studio. The set comes with the crimson...
Holiday ornaments that aren’t just for the tree

Holiday ornaments that aren’t just for the tree

Every year I try to find a creative way to decorate my holiday gift packages with something other than the typical curly ribbon and shiny bow. This year, I’m going with small ornaments, and I love this cute felt Reindeer ornament from Lowell & Son.These...