These gifts make a house a home.
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You don't have to break the bank to buy a good gift.
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It's a good gift when the host doesn't know whether to serve it or save it.
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Tis' the season of get-togethers. Whether you are invited to a holiday lunch at your in-laws or to a cocktail party with your best friends, nothing says gracious guest quite as well as bringing along the perfect thank-you gift.
Whether your family, friends, or co-workers are into healthy eating, gastronomy, entertaining, or fine wine, here are my top picks for presents that will have them impressed and awed by your thoughtfulness.
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Spring is a time of new beginnings, and for some people that means a new home. When you’re setting up a new house or apartment, it’s lovely to have a few new things to mark the space with. That’s why...
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You were raised right, so you know to bring a gift when invited to someone’s home for a dinner party, cocktail party, or similar soiree. But what you don’t always know is what to bring. A bottle of wi...
For this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, my sister and I will be meeting a long lost aunt. What do you suggest that we bring as a host(ess) gift for this unknown cousin who is opening up his home to us? Preferably something not too bulky to carry, I hope. Or, would it be appropriate to buy something at destination?
Hosting is a lot of work, takes a lot of time, and yes, it is expensive. I regularly get hostess gift questions from readers on what to offer, when to offer, and how much to spend. Here are 10 guidelines to make sure that you get re-invited.
The first long weekend of the summer is here and you need it, to recharge your batteries, unplug the techno and reconnect with loved ones. In Canada, this first three-day break of the summer generally means a combination of planting, freshening up our homes and an invitation to a barbecue. Here are five barbecue sticky situations and their solutions.
Despite all the lists and all the requests whispered in Santa's ear, there's one thing we know there's one thing that will be universally helpful for everyone right around now — some more time. While...
There's no more avoiding the obvious: the last weekend of summer is looming. Hopefully the past few months held long, languorous days devoted to soaking up the sun in good company. If a trip away for Labour Day weekend is in the cards, bringing along something nice for your host could keep you as a guest in good standing. Flowers or a great bottle of wine are always good, safe bets, but if you're jockeying to be top of mind for the first long weekend invite for next spring, it might be time to stock some other gifts.
Thanking the host or hostess who is kind enough to have you at their home for a holiday party or Christmas dinner is not as simple as task as it should be. A bottle of wine is a lovely present, but d...
Halloween festivities are about to get underway and that can only mean one thing -- come November 1 we'll be thrust into holiday mode. The stores will be decorated in festive colours. Malls will start...