Why Kitchen Accessories are a Perfect Wedding Gift?

The kitchen is the most important room in the house and comes first in most peoples list of priorities when choosing a wedding gift. The kitchen used to be a purely functional, tucked-away utilitarian room where the wife prepared the family meals each day and served them in a separate dining room (sometimes through a [...]

5 Expert Tips for Memorable Thank-You Notes

Thank-you cards should be handwritten to anyone who has given you a gift, whether or not you’ve already spoken to the giver personally. This winter-holiday roll call may be the longest you tackle all year.
How can you transform this correspondence from routine to inspiring? Holidash asked a few etiquette experts for tips on writing [...]

How to Choose Baby Gifts or Baby Shower Gifts

The opening of gifts is probably the most anticipated, anywhere baby or baby shower party. The chorus of oooh on the beautiful baby gift basket, soft cover reception, baby clothing and skin is a sweet memory of the rite of passage into motherhood. As a family member, friend or client to new parents, you always [...]

Low-price, high-impact presents

From the SF Gate:
I co-hosted a baby shower yesterday for one of my dearest friends, and a gift from her mother-in-law had the room all verklempt.
Inside a box: a onesie that the father-to-be had worn, a photo of him in the outfit at six months, and a note explaining the onesie’s history. When my friend’s [...]

50TH ANNIVERSARY GIFT IDEAS

A 50th anniversary gift commemorates a milestone most married couples wish to reach. What can you possibly give a couple after 50 years of marriage? The most meaningful wedding anniversary gift is one that comes from the heart: to express your love and appreciation towards all that they mean to you, how their staying married [...]

Thank-You Note Etiquette Tips

Ahandwritten note is the most personal way to say “thank you” during the holidays, whether it’s for a cashmere scarf or a Sunday dinner.
“Writing thank-you notes is an important skill, one that you should teach your children even before they can write,” says Jacqueline Whitmore, a Palm Beach, Fla.-based author and the founder of www.etiquetteexpert.com. “I can’t [...]

Anatomy of a Thank-You note

Why, you ask, should your children learn to write thank-yous?(Uh, because they are not wild animals?) Correctly written, a note imparts true gratitude to the giver. While a verbal “thank you” is also appropriate, having them put their thoughts into writing memorializes the giver’s thoughtfulness, time, expense, and effort in a way that is not [...]