If you’re a couple committed to saving for bigger and better things than cheap gifts, you’ll love these 21 ideas for free dates. There are many fun, creative, memorable – and free – experiences you can give to one another as a gift for those times when you’re saving, inbetween jobs, or in a financial squeeze. Continue reading
Here is a big, inspirational list of things you can make while watching TV. Turn Netflix & chill into something productive by using your crafting or hands-on skills or turn the sports game commercial breaks into an opportunity to get your body toned and flexible. You can use these as gifts for family and friends, to sell at a craft fair, to start an Etsy shop, donate to a homeless shelter, or launch your own small business! Continue reading
Each year when Christmas season rolls around, we’ve found our list of families and individuals to whom we want to give Christmas gifts growing by several notches. This is a happy thing, because our extended family is growing as new spouses, significant others, and children are added, and new friends are being made. We love it!
But this expanded Christmas gift list does make affordable gift shopping a daunting task. One easy way to handle the task is Continue reading
Wrap your gifts with creativity. Here are 9 cute DIY gift wrap ideas to get you started for just about any occasion. Continue reading
Backyard Bird Feeder: A Gift for the Whole Neighborhood
Like some of you, birds were one of my first gateways into nature. I’d sit for hours in the window seat, watching them snatch insects off the ground, pull seed from the bird feeder and sing songs to each other in the branches of near by trees. Bird watching is a wonderful pass time and a bird feeder in the backyard is a gift for all ages that is always available, no matter what your Continue reading
Personalization – It’s the little things that count.
Whether it’s a waitress coming down to the table to talk to you instead of looming overhead… or a “thank you wave” when somebody lets you into their lane on a busy freeway off-ramp… or the thoughtful personalization of a gift, be it a shirt, wall decoration or everyday item – thoughtfulness and insight can really make a difference on the impression a gift can leave.
The photo below on the right is of a DIY project my wife did for me. We didn’t want to spend too much on gifts for each other and my wife is a handy gal – so when she wanted to do something special for Christmas last year she decided to do a little frugal gifting and personalize my favorite hat by hand stitching a mustachio on it. It goes with me daily and I always get comments on it.
Stranger -“Hey is that a mustache on your hat?”
Me- “Yeah my wife sewed it there for me.”
It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to impress somebody with a gift. Sometimes its just a little extra personalization that will get the attention of the gift recipient.
If your not a super handy person, there are a number of gifts available at Northwest Gifts that can be personalized. Some of the gifts can be personalized for no extra charge, and fear not there are some mustachioed items to choose from. So this summer and as the holiday season slowly creeps up on us this year, give some thought to maybe saving a little money this year and investing a little extra time and personalize your gift ideas.
This mustache hat is just one idea for how to personalize a gift. What interesting ideas have you come across?
What could be more fun than Scrabble (or Bananagrams if you want exercise) played outdoors with giant tiles? Fun DIY idea for word game fiends from Constantly Lovestruck.
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What a cute idea! The Christmas Card Tree DIY from Little Lucy Lu: A simple project which will accent your home and serve as a way to display all your Christmas cards. All you need is some wood, nails, paint, and mini clothespins. Merry Christmas!!
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