gift giving

How Can You Teach Your Kids to Receive Gifts Graciously?

How Can You Teach Your Kids to Receive Gifts Graciously?

As we approach the biggest gift-giving time of year, kids are bound to experience the anticipatory excitement this month brings, the thrill of tearing into all that paper and, yes, even a bit of disappointment. (“Socks?? I don’t want socks!”)

Give a Crappy Handmade Gift for Christmas

Give a Crappy Handmade Gift for Christmas

There are few gifts more blissful to receive than a lovingly handmade item — maybe a sweater in your exact size and favourite colour, knitted by a grandmother who cares for you and wants you to be happy. A crappy handmade gift, on the other hand, is the worst. And…

Don’t Struggle To Make Your Holiday Wrapping Perfect

Don’t Struggle To Make Your Holiday Wrapping Perfect

The first Christmas my boyfriend and I were together we went to a holiday party hosted by some of his friends. Gifts were exchanged, both to individuals and through a Secret Santa swap. My boyfriend had chosen to wrap his contributions exclusively in bags that were so covered in wrinkles…