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The Best Gift Wrapping Tool Ever

Hello lovelies, Maggie here from Eat Boutique. One of the very first food gifts that I remember making (and wrapping) myself was a jar of lemon marmalade. I was going through a citrus fruit phase, which has basically never ended, and I didn’t know much about preserving. I just boiled lemon slices, lemon juice and sugar until it tasted good to me, jarred it and slapped a piece of masking tape across the jar. I was hooked and as my...

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Hostess Gift Idea: A Jar of Cookies

I don’t know why I’m surprised to find myself smack in the middle of a new season, a new life, the moment September hits. Maybe it’s the nip in the air or the kiddie footsteps clamoring on and off the school bus. Perhaps it’s some sort of internal clock that’s conditioned me—or, really, all of us—to get back into the swing of things each autumn. Either way, I’m finally motivated to step away from the barbecue and get back into a warm kitchen. After preserving jam and jelly...

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10 Creative Hostess Gift Ideas

While it isn't exactly a rule that you need to come bearing gifts when you're invited to an event, it is a nice gesture. And though a thank you note post-party does wonders, a bottle of wine is always appreciated. Better yet? Flex those crafting muscles, warm that oven, and let's get our hostess gifting on! Here are 10 of our very favorites that will more or less guarantee you a repeat invite.

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DIY Ice Cream Kits

DIY ice cream kits are the kind of gift you give to someone who you really, really like. Because after you put something like this together for someone, you're more or less guaranteed a friend for life. I mean, assuming they're as obsessed with cute things and sugary treats as we are of course. Perfect for your kid's teacher, in lieu of a goody bag post-birthday party, or simply just because. Contents: 2 Cones from Ben and Jerry's...

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Rainbow Loom Valentine Bracelets

Most of you youngens might not have heard of this rainbow loom insanity. The latest trend in all things 5-12 year olds. So trendy in fact, that I think the trend might be over. This Valentine's Day, we figured we would put these little darlings to good use with a little heart day spin. Add a note to the bracelet that says "I would KNOT be the same without you" and you turned a trend, into a total keepsake. $14.99...

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“Wild About You” Valentines

Remember those little pill things that you drop into water and they magically transform into a sponge? Well. They still have them. And kids still think they are super cool. We found some safari varieties and tucked them into a little envelope that says "I'm Wild About You." I know. It's just too much. $9.97...

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“You Rule” Ruler Valentines

Sometimes, it's the simplest ideas that leave the longest lasting impression. And how freaking adorable are these "You Rule" Ruler Valentine Cards! We just dusted the rulers with a bit of pink watercolor and transformed a boring school must-have into something so sweet. $9.20 Wooden rulers $3.97...

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Valentine Coloring Cards

If you've ever spent any time with a four or five year old little girl. You know that they color. For hours. My daughter took one look at these custom Valentine's Day coloring cards and promptly went to work - all while begging to give them to her friends. So they got the Audrey seal of approval and my bet is that they will get your little one's as well! $5.16...

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Heart Puzzle Valentines

We're always on the hunt for candy free Valentine's that our little ones can bring to school. Or that we can make for our friends and tuck into their mailboxes to find on a whim. First we shared the Magnet "Stuck on You" Valentines and now, we're talking puzzles. Little handmade pieces of Valentine's...

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“Stuck on You” Magnet Valentine

As a mom of a little boy with allergies, Valentine's Day always gives me a touch of anxiety. Because card + candy = eeek. So this year, in lieu of a Valentine's Party, we're sharing a whole slew of allergy free, food free, treat free Valentine's. Perfect for your little ones and ideal for school gifting. Each one is...

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15 Valentine Gifts You Never Thought Of

Listen up kids! T minus 2 and a half weeks until Valentine's Day. And despite what my hubby might tell you, a good V-Day does take a teeny bit of planning. Because no one wants to feel like their gift was purchased in a rush during lunch hour (if that IS your mojo, I would suggest going big to make up for it - I'm talking to you Tait Larson). So here is your guide to gifts that will surprise even the most...

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Gift Guide: For the Fashionista

Sometimes it can be quite the challenge shopping for the damsel in your life who seems to have it all. With that in mind, I've taken some time to round up some of my favourite luxurious items at every price point. Here are my top stylish picks for your fashionista friends. Happy Holidays! xoxo Damsel in Dior  1. PJ Set: J. Crew | 2. Damsel Necklace: ...

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Gift Guide: For the Gardener

Here's a gift guide for the gardener in your life. This guide was curated with both the city and country green thumbs in mind. It covers everything from beginner, to those who have an advanced green thumb. And because I couldn't resist, I threw in a few fun accessories to help add a little magic to those growing gardens! xo, Wild Folk Studio 1.

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Gift Guide: For the Crafter

I don't know about you, but when things are glittery and gold, they allure you to come and get crafty. I'm fairly confident that we all have that one crafty friend in our lives, and I'm certain this gift guide will help you cross him or her off your list. Here is a round up of some of my, personal, favorite crafty things to play with. XOXO - Anna of...

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How-to Wrap the Perfect Gift with Paper Source

You'd think wrapping the perfect gift would be a no brainer; but come Christmas morning you can always tell those who've done their research vs. those who have not (hello father and your tape abuse!) With a few easy steps, you can transform your Christmas gift into an absolute masterpiece; and we've teamed up with...

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DIY S’mores Kit

As our wintry West Elm party came to a close, we thought we'd send our guests home with a little bit of love in s'mores format. This DIY kit is so simple to throw together, yet makes such a huge difference when your guests say their goodbyes. It's all about those...

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Gift Guide: For the Chef

Hi lovelies!  Lindsay here from Fleur de Sel, stopping by to share my gift guide for the chef in your family or circle of friends.  Whether that chef is the next Julia Child or an aspiring newbie, these gifts are bound to get their creative, culinary juices flowing!  With fun, experimental gifts for the experienced chef that has all the latest...

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Gift Guide: For the Party Animal

There is not a more fun person to buy for than the party animal in your life.  You know...the person whose always on the list, the life of the party, the one that if they're not in attendance your soiree would somehow just not be the same.  And from an ever-so chic bar cart to the perfect way to conceal your booze I've got everything covered when it comes to gifting the most spirited of them all this Holiday...

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Gift Guide: For the Hostess

Deciding what to give the hostess on your list? Here are a few ideas that might just make the perfect gift! From cocktail mixing to appetizer serving, you can’t go wrong with any of these domesticated goodies. Shopping for a hostess can be as simple as wrapping up a nice bottle of wine or as elaborate as splurging on a gorgeous rose quarts serving tray. Either way she will thank you whole-heartedly for your...

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Gift Guide: For Expecting Mothers

If your Facebook newsfeed is anything like mine, everyone and their mothers seems to either be getting married, or expecting a new little bundle of love. Not having kids of my own as of yet, I always find it difficult to come up with really wonderful gifts that I know my expecting friends will love and actually use. So, for all of you who happen to be in the same boat, I've taken the liberty to poll some of my favourite mama's and mama's-to-be to find out their must-haves when...

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