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DIY: Do It Yourself
Crochet Hook Universal Size Chart
Durable Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Knit Bell Holiday Craft Project
Knit Heart Wash Cloth Pattern
Origami Paper Fortune Teller
Pom Poms for Cheerleader Dolls
Top DIY Holiday Gift Ideas
Education and Learning
Crossword Puzzles for Brain Exercise?
Doodling Drawing Coloring for Kids and Teens
Hidden Object Puzzle Game Books
Science Gift and Game Idea List
My Sit to Stand Crank Desk
Subliminal Message Subconscious Learning Ideas
Country Creatures: Black Bear
Fishing Tackle Boxes
Hanging a Horseshoe for Good Luck
Moose Wildlife Theme Gift Ideas
Squirrel Facts and Nutty Gift Ideas
Toilet Outhouse: An Outdoor Bathroom
Book Boxes a Secret Diversion Compartment Safe
Dust Mite Covers Make Night Breathing Easier
Dinosaur Statues for the Garden?
Fun Area Play Rugs for Kid's Room Decor
Key Drop Box: A Safe Deposit Solution
Safest Cookware: Glass Steel or Non-Stick
Safest Cutting Board Material:
Wood Plastic or Glass?
Health / Beauty
Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas
Natural Himalayan Salt Lamps
Natural Healing Benefits of Shea Butter Lotion
Massage Cushion for Relief of Muscle Tension
Ten not so Secret Tips for a Long Happy Life
Jewelry and Gems
Dragon Symbolism in a Gift of Jewelry
How to Choose a Diamond: Cut Clarity Color
Men's Watch Gold Sport or Brand Name?
Symbolism of Blue Sapphire Jewelry
Symbolism of Opal Jewelry
Gifts for Girls
Ideas for a 3 or 4 Year Old Girl
Ideas for a 5, 6, or 7 Year Old Girl
Ideas for an 8 or 9 Year Old Girl
Ideas for a 10 Year Old Girl
Ideas for Tween Girls
Ideas for an 11 Year Old Girl
Ideas for a 12 Year Old Girl
List for a 13 Year Old Girl
List for a 14 Year Old Girl
List for a 15 Year Old Girl
List for a 16 or 17 Year Old Girl
Lady's Holiday Gift List
Gifts for Mom
Gifts for a Grandmother
Gifts for Boys
Ideas for a 3 or 5 Year Old Boy
Ideas for a 5 Year Old Boy
Ideas for a 6 or 7 Year Old Boy
Ideas for a 8 or 9 Year Old Boy
Ideas for a 10 or 11 Year Old Boy
List for a 12 Year Old Boy
List for a 13 or 14 Year Old Boy
List for a 15 or 16 Year Old Boy
List for a 17 or 18 Year Old Boy
Men's Holiday Wish List
Fathers Day Gifts for Dad
Romantic Holiday Gifts for Men
Gifts for the Man Who Has Everything
Special Occasion Gifts
Baby Shower Idea List
Gift Ideas for the Crazy Cat Lady
Cow Appreciate Day
Creative Gift Ideas for Seniors
Daylight Savings Time Change
Creative Ways to Give Cash
Gift List for a 20/21 Year Old
Grumpy People Gift List
List for Special Needs / Disabled
Most Depressing Day of the Year: Blue Monday
Redneck Gift Ideas
Student, Writer, Secretary
Teacher All Occasion Ideas List
Weird Zombie Gift ideas
Gift Tips and Ideals
Christmas Tips & Ideas
Halloween Tips - Ideas
Foodie Tips & Recipes
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Birth Gem Stone List by Month
January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Tourmaline Opal
November - Topaz Citrine
December - Turquoise Tanzanite Zircon
Birth Flowers by Month
January - Snowdrop / Carnation
February - Primrose / Violet
March - Violet / Jonquil
April - Daisy / Sweet pea
May - Lily of the Valley / Hawthorne
June - Rose / Honeysuckle
July - Waterlily / Larkspur
August - Gladiolus / Poppy
September - Morning Glory / Aster
October - Calendula / Cosmos
November - Chrysanthemum
December - Poinsettia / Holly
Anniversary and Wedding Gift Lists
1 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
2 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
3 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
4 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
5 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
6 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
7 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
8 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
9 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
10 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
11 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
12 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
13 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
14 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
15 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
16 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
17 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
18 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
19 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
20 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
30 Year Wedding Anniversary Gift List
Think Positive - Be Positive
Send a Quick Greeting to Someone You Know
Regifting Unwanted Gifts
Re-gifting can be a controversial topic and one that can get pretty emotional if things unintentionally go wrong.
Passing that present forward is a perfectly acceptable thing to do but there are definitely a few distinct etiquette rules that come along with regifting an unwanted item. This is one situation that needs to be done right...Regifting Unwanted Presents.
Holiday Gift Mistakes You Don't Want to Make
Most of us have received a present we wished we hadn't and tucking it right back into its wrapping paper is never an option. A bad gift can be very disappointing.
A mistake made while gifting isn't always easily forgiven. Unfortunately that glaringly obvious mistake is there the moment the parcel is unwrapped. No amount of pretty wrapping paper can make these gifts okay...Mistakes You Don't Want to Make
Halloween: A Holiday of Ghosts, Zombies, and Ghouls
For Halloween expect to see spooky stuff out there intentionally designed to scare the heck out of you. Ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, zombies or any other such item of fright are commonplace. Jack-o-lanterns and anything orange or black in colour are symbolic of this fall celebration.
All Hallows Eve Day or All Saints Day is the time when spirits might once again roam the Earth in search of a means of remaining in human form. For most children though this is a day to run from house to house in search of candy and other sweet treats.
The good news that offsets all the spookiness of this day is that you can definitely expect to see a lot of goodies out there and most largely free for the taking. It is the perfect opportunity to give or receive sweet treats. During this very special holiday pumpkin pie, tarts, and ghoulish cookies make for a frightfully friendly gift at this time of year.
Thanksgiving: A Time to Gift Kindness to Our Fellowman
Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks for all the blessings of life. Feasts of thanks with family and friends are very likely during this time and it is often traditional to bring a gift of food or wine to present to your host or hostess when attending one of these gatherings.
At Thanksgiving expect to receive gifts of food. Fruit baskets, cheese plates, cookies and cake. These are symbolic offerings of friendship from the company who appear at your door. Pumpkins, Pilgrims, turkeys and the colour orange are all symbols of this very special season and may be represented within the gifts that you give or receive throughout the harvest season.
Christmas is Family Friends and Good Cheer
Candy canes, jingle bells, reindeer, snowmen, Santa, mistletoe, stockings, and holly jolly ho ho ho abound at this time of year. The ultimate season of giving is Christmas.
Visiting friends and relatives, hugs, sweet treats, shared gifts and a lot of love. Red, white, and green candies, candles, and decorations of every size shape and colour seem to appear out of nowhere.
Christmas is the time of year when gifts are given and received in the loving spirit of this tinsel filled holiday. Food gifted with a seasonal twist are ideal for this holiday season.
Because Love has Everything to do With it
When February 14th rolls around each year a certain little winged fellow comes flying to shoot small love laden arrows into the hearts of unsuspecting passerby.
You could be the one he is aiming at. Born of Venus his heart is filled with a desire for love but his arrows carry both love laden as well as leaden tips.
Yes you can duck or you can run but chances are that if Cupid is set on getting your heart then he will. There is no where that you can hide. He is a determined little guy and one heck of a good shot.
No one is immune to cupid's spell so pull out the flowers and sweet chocolate candy hearts. It is Valentine's Day and it is all about love.
Saint Patrick's Day is March 17th
Pop on your green. For the Irish St. Patrick's day holiday you may find a tiny leprechaun, four leaf clover pin, a bright green sweater, or a "pot of gold" bowl filled with chocolate coins showing up on your doorstep.
If it is green or comes in the form of a good luck charm then it will likely be representative of Saint Patrick's Day.
For this holiday you may find yourself being treated to a pint of green ale, chowing down on green cookies or candies, or being presented with any array of green hats, scarves, or other green clothing. Perhaps even receiving a shamrock bouquet? If you are giving gifts on this day then find a one that is green and pass on a wee little smidge of that Irish luck to someone you know.
March 20th is the First Day of Spring
A Spring Holiday that is a Time of Rebirth and New Life
Young lambs are an early religious symbol of the Easter holiday. Within the theme of the rebirth of spring baby chicks, bunnies, and other young creatures also nestled into this spring holiday theme.
Eggs have long been a symbol of new beginnings so that explains their appearance on this holiday and it is the very fertile nature of the fuzzy little bunny rabbit that earned this creature its traditional honoring within this holiday. Baby animals have just naturally come to represent Easter as much as bunnies and eggs have. Expect any of these to be presented as plush or chocolate gifts around this time of year.
For the Easter weekend expect presents of cuddly plush baby chickens, bunnies, or lambs of every size, shape, and color. Eggs are another popular item and come in all sizes, colors, and types most cleverly hidden by the Easter rabbit who only appears around this very special time of year. Bunnies come in richly smooth chocolate images, as candy dishes, mugs, plates, figurines, and toys, and they are the perfect gift item for this very special time of year.
Earth Day is April 22
Earth day is April 22nd a day of environmental awareness and action and the perfect day to give our planet a great big hug. It is after all the only planet nice enough to let us live on it.
For Earth day make a plan to go a little greener. Avoid products packaged in plastic, use cloth grocery bags, compost, reduce, reuse, and recycle. Walk to work. Write your local government to let them know that you want cleaner energy initiatives. Go green and plant a tree today.
Mother's Day is the Second Sunday in May
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Father's Day is the Third Sunday in June