These hosting tips and gift ideas can help you prepare for the holidays or any special event. You can also be confident that you've chosen a great gift for everyone on your gift list.
Holiday Readiness Plan
Planning is a big part of holidays and gift-giving.
- Hosting Tips
- 7 Things to do Ahead (to reduce stress)
- Host a Stress-Free Holiday Dinner
- Regifting - Have you thought about regifting an unwanted gift this year?
Learn what regifting is and read my Regifting Rules to make sure you regift graciously.
Buying Gift Housewares
How to find a great housewares or appliance gift.
Before You Buy Housewares for Seniors
If you want your senior to be very satisfied with and actually use your gift, take a few moments to read these tips on buying for seniors.
How to be a Smart Shopper
It's the thought that counts - learn to save on those holiday gifts and stay on budget.
Appliances to make any event a big hit with family and guests.
Before You Buy Index - Buying Tips for Select Housewares
Things to consider and how to buy appliances so you'll be satisfied with your purchase.
- Kitchen Gadgets
- More Kitchen Gadgets
- Gifts $20 or Less
- Gifts $40 or Less
- Gifts $60 or Less
- Gifts $80 or Less
- Gifts $100 or Less
- Gifts $200 or Less
- For Her
- For Him
- For the Kids
- For the Hunter or Outdoor Enthusiast
- Must-Have Gifts for the Trekky, Comic Book Lover or Geek
- Best Gifts That Satisfy; Buy Based on Their Interests
- For the Host or as a Thank You Gift
- For a Cause - To Find a Cure - Pink Ribbon
- Best Party Appliances
- Best Buffet Servingware
- Readers' Choice Awards Best Products & Brands Winners for 2011
- Best Pink Ribbon Gifts
- Best Housewares for Large Gatherings & Socials
- Top Seafood Tools
- Best Valentine Bakeware
- Best Steak Knife Sets
- Best Travel Appliances
- Best Thermal Stainless Steel Coffee Makers
- Best Cake Decorating Equipment & Supplies
- Best Stock Pots
- Top Lasagna Pans
You'll find some great gift ideas from these retailers, but if you just can't decide on what to buy for Dad, remember that a gift card is always appreciated.
- Buy Direct from Adagio Teas
- Buy Direct from AJ Madison
- Buy Direct from AllBrands.com
- Buy Direct from Art.com
- Buy Direct from Books a Million
- Buy Direct from CoffeeForLess
- Buy Direct from Jarden Consumer Solutions - Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Holmes, Sunbeam, Skybar, Margaritaville and more
- Buy Direct from Jarden - Crock-Pot
- Buy Direct from Jarden - SkyBar
- Buy Direct from Jarden - FoodSaver
- Buy Direct from Compact Appliance
- Buy Direct from My Jewelry Box
- Buy Direct from Organize.com
- Buy Direct from Shop Kitchen Aid
- Buy Direct from ShoppersChoice.com
- Buy Direct from Stacksandstacks.com
- Buy Direct from Pfaltzgraff
- Buy Direct from Think Geek
- Buy Direct from the Wine Enthusiast
- Buy Direct from UnbeatableSale.com
Gift Basket Ideas & Themes
The best baskets follow a theme such as coffee & teas or kitchen gadgets. These tips will help you find a theme for your gift basket.
How to Make a Gift Basket
It's easy to assemble a gift basket; let me show you how.
Bundle it Up! Include Accessories With Your Kitchen Gift
Some items just naturally go together. If you want the recipient to enjoy your gift right away, plan to include the essentials.
It's fine to re-gift, but there are rules to follow to make it a successful gift.
Green Topper - Top Your gift With a Kitchen Tool
Rather than a bow or ribbon that will end up in the trash, consider a same-cost practical item that will look nice on the gift while giving them a small bonus gift.
Last Minute Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Dinner
A little organization and planning goes a long way to an enjoyable dinner.
Use your slow cooker to the fullest. Why use store-bought fresheners when you can add a festive scent with what you have on hand.
Turkey Leftovers - Get Creative With Your Kitchenware
Explore ways to use your appliances and provide scrumptious left-over meals for your family.
China & Stemware Storage Solutions
Protect your seasonal dishes and glassware with padded storage containers.
Housewares for Hosting, Buffets & Social Events
Holiday Readiness Plan
Holiday Cleaning & Hosting Tips from SC Johnson
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