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Holiday Gifts for Quilters from $2 to $100

Some of these gift ideas are quite inexpensive, while others cost more. You’re sure to find something on this list that even picky or well-equipped quilters will like. New seam ripper Every quilter already has a seam ripper, but the…

Origami’s Role in Gift-Giving Customs in Asia

Schools and organizations all over the world have at one time or another taught or studied origami. Origami is the art of folding paper to make animals, boxes, and geometrical shapes without cutting, tearing or taping the paper. Common shapes…

All-Occasion Gifts for Quilters

Quilters like all sorts of practical quilting gifts. Patterns make ideal gifts any time of the year. Choose an assortment of quilt patterns for quilter’s gift baskets. JWD Publishing is a leading quilt pattern company, and has designs to suit…

Unique Hostess Gifts

Tired of showing up at dinner parties with the ubiquitous bottle of wine? At a recent dinner in Northwest Washington, the hostess received no fewer than seven bottles of wine. This abundance of vino sparked a table conversation about hostess…

Turn a Holiday Chore Into a Holiday Party

The holiday season is filled with all sorts of wonderful activities —baking treats, shopping for neat gifts, decorating your home, celebrating with family — but we often run out of time to accomplish all of the coordinating tasks. Make it…

Quick Last-Minute Gift: An Amazon Kindle Book

Don’t worry if you have been putting off a gift; even if it is the last day, you can still get your present there on time, nicely wrapped and with a card! Amazon Kindle books can be sent to anyone…

Customised Gifts with a Difference

Gift buying can be a headache. Advances in the way people shop online and ensuing technical developments have helped. One of the most successful of these developments has been the transparency of buyer behaviour and similar product suggestions. iTUNES and…

Harry Potter Gift Ideas

As any Harry Potter fan knows, Ollivanders is the place to go to acquire your wand. Unfortunately as muggles, we do not have access to Diagon Alley, but we do have access to Alivans. Alivans sell a variety of Harry…

Great Gifts for Graduating College Seniors

Flowers, party hats, and novelty mugs are all fun gifts that could easily put a smile on that graduating senior’s face. However, these gifts won’t help him get farther in life. Graduation is a time of change and new beginnings;…