Tag: gifts

The Perks of Community

Always support the head. Have the new diaper ready. Sleep is for wimps. It pays (literally) to live in close community with other people. These are all lessons I’ve learned in the past two weeks after the birth of our first baby! I was reflecting with an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards the people we …

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How to Give the Perfect Christmas Gift

Every holiday season brings with it a lot of joy and excitement. But with it – there is also some confusion and stress. For me, the stress often comes from trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for the people that I really care about. Sometimes (I’m often guilty of this with my wife) I get so …

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13 Thrifty Christmas Gift Ideas for Men in 2012

As Christmas season soon approaches many people are wondering “what should I get my dad, husband, uncle, or grandpa?” Buying gifts for men is always a difficult one, because we rarely give you ideas, and sometimes just expect ya to know. Or grunt as our spouses rattle off ideas that may interest us. This season …

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Creative Mother’s Day Gifts – Series 3 of 3

Guy’s you’re coming down to the last minute on coming up with a creative mother’s day presents! Your palms have to be sweating! You need to come through in the clutch, and score that ultimate creative gift! One that looks like you spent weeks planning. Here are a few last minute gift ideas that might help …

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Creative Mother’s Day Ideas – Series

Hey guys, are you aware that Mother’s Day is less than a week away?!?! Are you looking for some creative ideas? We’ll you came to the right place! Especially if you are one of those “wait til the last minute guys” (<– I’d sometimes include myself in this category), and you are Google searching “quick …

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How to Say Thanks After Christmas

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – Ambrose of Milan My mother taught me early on to show appreciation when we were gifted something. We often would write thank you notes right after birthdays and Christmas. Giving thanks was an “urgent” matter. To this day – I still try and acknowledge …

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When Someone Gives You a Gift They Cannot Afford

We recently were gifted some money from an acquaintance, who – quite frankly – can’t afford it. I mean, they’ve been struggling with their finances for as long as I can remember. And when they “came into” some money, they decided to give us some of it. Now, I know many of you are like, …

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