Free Printable Gift Coupons for an Easy Last-Minute Gift

Are you looking for a last minute gift or some little extra to slip into a stocking? Grab these free printable gift coupons for a fun, creative gift. Okay, yeah. You forgot somebody. Or the shipping company lost your order. Or you just don’t have the cash today to do things up big. Whatever it […]

Give a S’mores Kit as a Fun Gift

Put together this easy S’mores Kit complete with instructions on how to make s’mores indoors.

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

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

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

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

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 […]

How to Make A Reusable Drawstring Bag

Need special packaging for a gift? Make a drawstring bag! Life as Mom contributor Janel will show you how to make a custom drawstring bag from fabric as well as one from a store bought pillowcase. Sometimes you’ve got a gift and it just calls for a little special packaging…especially if the gift calls for […]