The Ultimate Gift Budget Guide: How Much to Spend on Gifts

Ultimate Gift Budget

With so many opportunities to bless our loved ones with gifts this year, you can’t be faulted for feeling budget-conscious. But a specified annual gift budget can be easier to come up with than you might think.

Planning your gift giving expenses is a smart way to go.

How much should we budget to spend on a gift for a nephew’s birthday? How much to give for a 21st birthday? What about Mother’s Day?

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When to Bring a Hostess Gift + 31 Inexpensive Hostess Gift Ideas

Hostess Gifts - Feat Image

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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The Ultimate List of Going Away Party Ideas

Ultimate List of Going Away Party Ideas

Here’s the ultimate list of going away party ideas.

Because, sadly, it’s inevitable… people go away. As much as we hate it.

They move away, change jobs, get deployed, go to college, buy a new house, want to be closer to grandbabies, or need to take care of an elderly family member. 

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Tip Etiquette: A Simple Guide to Tipping Right Every Time

Tip Etiquette Guide

These are the tip etiquette questions everyone has had at some point. Maybe several points.

What is the right amount to tip?

Am I supposed to tip this person?

How do we handle the tip in a large group?

Here is our simple guide to tipping right. No matter where you are, no matter the function or event, this is your resource on when to tip and how much to tip.

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Good Manners Chart (Manners & Etiquette for Kids)

Free Download: The Good Manners Chart

We have a fantastic Good Manners Chart for you! Free download/printable. Scroll down for more!

You’ve seen it. Those kids who are glued to a phone and don’t even look up when their parents introduce them to you. Kids who don’t know how to shake a hand, kids who boss their parents around in the store, kids who put up a stink when they don’t get their way. Kids whose first language is sarcasm (with a minor in four-letter words), yet don’t have categories for “please,” “thank you,” or “excuse me.”

These children need to learn good manners, proper etiquette, and basic kindness towards others.

Kids these days. *Shakes head.*

The thing I didn’t expect, though, was that these would be my kids.

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Gift Etiquette: How To Receive A Gift The Right Way

How to receive a gift well

Gift etiquette can seem tricky, but it really is not so. If you are going to give a gift, it all boils down to thinking about the recipient.

I wrote a whole big long post about gift giving etiquette with 15 tips, but all the little rules and guidelines are just ways to help you think about things from the other person’s perspective. Ultimately, it is all about the other person. It’s about the recipient.

Well, the same thing goes when receiving a gift. How do you receive a gift the right way? Just think about how would you like the recipient to react when you give them a present. That’s how you should react when you receive a gift.

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Birthday Party Etiquette for Kids

Etiquette for Birthday Parties

Ahhh, children’s birthday parties. The home of sugary highs, tear-streaked lows, spills, jealousies, and opportunities galore to teach manners and etiquette.

It seems like these days each party – each family, each home – has a different level of expectation regarding a wide range of issues. What is the appropriate birthday party etiquette for kids?

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