Gift Ideas

Chocolate Box of Money to Give

Chocolate Box of Money to Give

A Chocolate Box of Money! Follow this easy tutorial for giving a money gift creatively. Folks may criticize the giving of money as a gift, but sometimes, that truly is what folks need most.  Money to pay a bill. To unload even a little more debt. To have a little wiggle room between almost making it…

How to Gift Ebooks the Right Way

How to Gift Ebooks the Right Way

Books are fabulous gifts to give and to receive. Better yet is a clutter-free, digital book. Here’s how to gift ebooks. Over the years I’ve written a few books that I’m pretty proud of, both digital and in print. In case you wanted to gift one of those this weekend for Mother’s Day, here’s how you…

Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys

Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys

As many families do, we give our kids new Christmas tree ornaments each year. These are designed to be their personal ornaments so that when they leave home someday, they have Christmas-in-a-box to take with them. My mom did this for me and my siblings, too. One thing that I like to do is choose…

DIY Christmas Gift Canvas Tablecloth

DIY Christmas Gift Canvas Tablecloth

Our Great Gifts series continues with this tutorial on how to make this personalized tablecloth for from guest poster Kelly. I love making Christmas gifts, especially gifts I customize for the receiver. One of my favorite gifts to make is a custom-made tablecloth, using only a painter’s canvas drop cloth and some Sharpie markers. I…

DIY Three Men’s Morris Game Board

DIY Three Men’s Morris Game Board

Homemade games can be fun and inexpensive gifts for children. Learn how to make a “Three Men’s Morris” Board Game from Life as MOM contributor Janel. Two summers ago, my girls and I visited Yorktown Victory Center as an end-of-summer field trip. During our time in the Continental Army Encampment, one of the docents showed…

Stocking Stuffers They’ll Actually Use and Enjoy

Stocking Stuffers They’ll Actually Use and Enjoy

The following content is sponsored by Suave and Lunchbox: I grew up with the special Christmas tradition of waking up to a stuffed stocking. Granny had knit my Santa stocking by hand when I was a baby. I still have it, 42 Christmases later. My mom has knit FishPapa and the kids each their own special Santa…