As a robot collector, video game player, and graphic novel reader, I'm not afraid to let my geek flag fly! Chances are there's at least one grown up geek in your life, too. Here are a few of my favorite picks for celebrating them this holiday season. Happy gift giving!… Continue Reading
Chances are there's at least one hip mama in your life. Why not celebrate that fact with a perfectly suitable - and stylish - gift this Mother's Day? To help you out, we've rounded up 20 gift ideas that we're sure any mod mom would love!… Continue Reading
The best reaction you can get from your sweetie after she has opened her Valentine's gift is a squeal with delight. This roundup of affordable luxury includes such things that will surely produce the desired reaction and all are $100 or less.
We're gonna start with one of the big guns: Tiffany. Don't hyperventilate. Tiffany DOES sell items that won't break the bank. They actually have a $100 or less selection on their website.… Continue Reading
With only five days left for Christmas, there isn't much time to find that totally unique, one-of-a-kind for every one on your list. And that's okay, because there are plenty of meaningful things to offer your loved ones that don't cost a thing. Whether it's something you've made, a gift of your time, or a promise, we all know, as the Grinch learned,
"Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
If you're serious about raising creative, imaginative, problem solving kids, you need to focus on toys that are open ended and not prescribed by a toy developer. Thoughtful consideration about the quality of play can result in toys that provide the delicious opportunity for kids to use their own noggin' to develop stories, build structures, paint pictures, role play and problem solve. Toys that spoon feed a set start-to-finish experience rob kids of the chance to discover some very interesting side roads that can provide lessons and knowledge no one else could manufacture for them. Let's see… Continue Reading
Making your home a better place doesn't take a lot of money, and you should never let a lack of supplies or tools intimidate you from trying a home improvement project. Remember, you can always rent or borrow any special tools you might need (a drywall jack, for example, is one of those things you probably don't need to own, but comes in really, really handy when the time is right).
That said, having the right tool for the job can be… Continue Reading
Curbly's motto is "Love Where You Live", so, naturally, that includes the most important room in the house, the kitchen, and what you do in it, which is COOK! No, we're not a cooking or food site, but we do our fair share of coverage on that topic (see our Food Fridays section to explore), and I like to think we can offer a different perspective than some of the more hardcore foodie sites.
So, here's my 2010 Holiday Gift Guide For… Continue Reading
If Christmas gifts consisted only of stockings and the goodies therein, I'd be one very happy gal. While I absolutely adore the tradition of gift-giving, I find gathering the little things most exciting.
Below is my list of favorite "stocking stuffer" gifts (and yes, Julie Andrews' "My Favorite Things" ran through my head as I put it together). For a gift to make it on this list, it had to be wonderful, and it had to cost under $20.… Continue Reading
You guys, I am so stoked about this gift guide! From art to books to pottery, we've rounded up a collection of gift ideas that are sure to delight the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast on your list. Get your clicker fingers ready, because this is going to be… Continue Reading
Crafts. There are SO many to choose from, it would be virtually IMPOSSIBLE to put together a gift guide to cover them all. So, for the sake of space (and my sanity), we've pared 'crafts' down to the big three: Knitting, crocheting and sewing.
Now, gift cards for yarn shops, craft stores and fabric boutiques make great gifts for knitters, crocheters and seamsters, but for something a bit more personal, check out these ideas we've amassed for the fiber junkies on your Christmas… Continue Reading
Nerds, geeks, the IT guy. Whatever you call them, we all know and love 'em. Here's our compilation of gift ideas for your tech-y friends and family. Of course, fancy phones and video games are always great, but we've gathered a few you may not have thought of...or known… Continue Reading
One Pretty Thing has one of the most impressive handmade gift guides I've ever seen. Broken down into categories, pick from gifts for girlfriends, gift for geeks, gifts for kids (parts 1, 2, 3 & 4), gifts for crafters, gifts for co-workers...and just about anybody else you can… Continue Reading