Monday, November 25, 2013

Time To Shop

Thanksgiving is almost here, and then its time for….
the official start of the holiday shopping season!

 How do you know what buy for your hairdresser for the holidays? Or what about your child’s teacher, your co-worker or that relative you see once a year? 1500 Great Gift Ideas By Lorraine Bodger is an essential reference when you need some extra help in the gift department. Download it to your iOS or Android Device, and take it to the mall with you ! It is full of clever suggestions for the technological person in your life, the outdoors person, the traveler, and many more! It also breaks it down for men, women, and children. You may not want to leave home without it between now and the New Year!

Are you talented enough to make your own presents? There are many options out there that you still have plenty of time to create if you’re a novice, or more experienced craftsperson.

 Homemade soap can be a wonderful gift for just about anyone! Soap Crafting by Anne-Marie Faiola is a step-by-step guide of how to make your own amazing soaps with beautiful designs and lovely scents. Detailed enough for a novice who will look like a professional when they give these!

Quick and Easy Quilts for Kids by Connie Ewbank is a marvelous resource of cute, cozy blankets that all levels of quilters will appreciate making for the child in their life. They are also perfect ideas if you will be quilting for charity!

Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson holds a treasury of inspiring ideas that can be completed in anywhere from two to ten hours. The book is actually organized by the time it takes to complete each delightful project. You will be amazed how such adorable designs can be made so quickly!

“ Lush color photographs…the directions are clear and easy to follow..”- Booklist

Necklaces and bracelets are other items that can be made at home without too much in the way of supplies or time…

When you’re ready to relax and take a break from shopping or gift making, treat yourself to a laugh! 

 ‘Shop ‘Til You Drop, Then Sit Down and Buy Shoes” is Cathy Guisewite’s witty wisdom at her best!