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When to Bring a Hostess Gift + 10 Inexpensive Hostess Gift Ideas

Hmm, when should you bring a hostess gift? This is an age-old question with an answer that seems to change with the changing times.

In this article, we’re going to answer the question “Should I bring a hostess gift?” We’ll explain a simple rule to help you decide when to bring a hostess gift, go into detail on some scenarios, and wrap up with 10 inexpensive hostess gift ideas.

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How to Evaluate Charities So You Can Give Wisely and Effectively

With the holidays quickly approaching, now’s a great time to talk about how to evaluate charities before you make a final decision on which organizations will receive your donations.

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10 Old Christmas Movies to Watch Every Year

Old Christmas movies can evoke some of the greatest warm fuzzies of the entire holiday season. There’s something special about finishing off the leftover Thanksgiving pie, curling up with a blanket and a cup of cocoa, and queuing up an old, sentimental, classic holiday flick.

There’s plenty of old Christmas movies to choose from. You’re already familiar with the most famous ones (Rudolph, Wonderful Life, White Christmas).

We’ll list those, but if you’re looking to start a great annual holiday tradition of watching old Christmas films, you’re going to want some new material.

Below, our list features 10 of the best but not quite as popular Christmas gems. These are classic flicks that you may not have seen, or possibly even heard of.

Trust me, if you like old films, these are pure gold.

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21 Best Christmas Gifts for Men

The holidays are officially upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about your annual hunt for the best Christmas gifts for men. You have your husband to shop for, your dad, your brother, your friends, that one cousin who already has everything… and so many more!

Can anyone say, “‘Tis the season (to be stressed out)!?”

This time of year can be particularly overwhelming, especially when you don’t know where to even begin your gift search for the men in your life. Unfortunately, it’s too easy to take your mind off the true meaning of giving when you’ve got a long list of friends and family to shop for.

Hopefully we can take a little bit of that stress away with this list featuring 21 of the best Christmas gifts for men.

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23 Awesome Books to Read Aloud to Your Son

Let’s take a look at some of the best books to read aloud to your son.

If you’re going to read a story to your son, you might as well make it one that is interesting, entertaining, and just plain fun. In short, an awesome book.

Boys especially seem to need something with that “wow” factor to get them engaged in reading.

So here are 23 great books to read aloud to your son. Or sons. Or sons and daughters! Anyone, really, will fall in love with these books as you share an enthralling story together.

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10 Classic Christmas Books to Read Aloud as a Family

Let’s talk about classic Christmas books to read aloud to your family this holiday season!

There’s something about long wintery evenings (maybe because it gets dark at 4 pm) that begs for a cheery fire, some cozy slippers, hot cocoa, and a stack of books as high as the mantle.

And there’s nothing better than reading a classic and beloved book together with your family. You will all take in the same beloved story at the same pace, enjoying the thrills and despairs along with the characters who will come to feel like part of the family.

Here ten of my favorite classic Christmas books to read aloud as a family. Bookmark this list if you’re stuck looking for your next holiday story time tale!

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21 Great Gifts for Boat Owners, Sailors, and Sailing Enthusiasts

Today we are taking a look at 21 great gifts for boat owners. From practical gifts like digital wind meters, to more whimsical gifts such as a custom portrait, we’ve got you covered.

Below you will find gifts for sailors and sailing enthusiasts, too…so there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy here! With so many ideas to browse through, there’s a good chance you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

So join us as we dive in (pardon the pun) to this listicle and help you find that special gift your loved one is sure to enjoy for years to come.

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21 Unique Sympathy Gifts to Show Love and Support

Let’s talk about unique sympathy gifts. You’ve just learned that someone you care about has suffered the loss of a loved one, and you want to find a way to express your sympathy and love to them.

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to express your condolences, even if that someone is a close friend. Often, the best way to show your love and support for them is to give them something special.

We have done the searching for you. In this article we highlight 21 unique sympathy gift ideas for you to consider giving your grieving loved one. With any one of these gifts, you can show them that you’re thinking about them without having to say a word.

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23 Delightful Books to Read Aloud to Your Daughter

While scouring my shelves, memories, and online library for the best in young girl’s literature, I was reminded of these words,

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.

CS Lewis

With that in mind, here are 23 excellent books to read aloud that will keep you just as passionately enthralled as your daughter.

Each and every one of these will make a wonderful gift. The books themselves are great to unwrap at Christmas or on a birthday, but the greatest gift will be the time you spend together enjoying a marvelous story.

Snuggle up and read!

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50 Random Acts of Kindness for Christians to Share the Love of Jesus

Let’s talk about how Christians can use random acts of kindness to share the love of Jesus.

In this post, we’re going to talk about what people mean when they say “random acts of kindness.” Then we’ll hit on ways that we can do these things to show the love in Jesus in both word and deed.

Lastly, we’ve put together a list of 50 random acts of kindness for Christians that you can use as a springboard to share the love of Jesus with those around you.

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