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7 Unique Gift Ideas for New Parents

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I have definitely hit that point in my life where all of my friends are having babies!

Since Paul and I are in Portland, it’s hard to be helpful from afar. I can’t drop off meals or offer to baby-sit, but I definitely want to let my friends and family know that I’ve been thinking abou them. So I’ve been stocking up on cute shower gifts and wanted to put together a curated list of fun gift ideas for new parents that go beyond the onesie and baby gift registry.

Here are my favourite unique gift ideas for new parents:

 

1) Meal Delivery Service

This is one of my favourite and most well-received gifts. New parents don’t have time to shower, let alone cook a healthy, from-scratch meal. I like to seek a local healthy meal delivery service or use a nationwide service like Munchery or Freshly that delivers fully prepared meals to new parents directly to their doorstep.

You can choose a gift certificate or opt to send a one-time delivery of maybe 6-12 meals in one go. Shipping is usually included and most of the meals freeze well if they don’t get around to eating all of them. (more…)

7 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas To Start Making Now

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Are you planning to make your own DIY Christmas gifts this year? If so, it’s a great time to start planning and picking up supplies for what you want to make – even though it’s November, I know! So I’m sharing this post from my archives that I wrote last year (and added to it) to get the ideas flowing – enjoy!

Love banana bread? Give it a Christmas twist with a few juicy tart cranberries and share with your family and friends. Wrap up a warm loaf of this Cranberry Banana Bread in some waxed or craft paper and tie with a pretty ribbon or a piece of twine. I love this recipe from Joy the Baker. It’s one of my favourite DIY Christmas gift ideas.

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Short on time? Try this DIY Vanilla Sugar recipe and gift it away in a pretty mason jar. All you need is some sugar and a couple vanilla beans that you could pick-up at a gourmet grocery or bulk store. Just slice the bean in half, empty the pod in your sugar and shake. Add the whole bean in there as well. Add a tag and suggest using the sugar in coffee, tea, baking and sprinkling on fruit salad. (more…)

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Best Girlfriends

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By: Daniela DiStefano

Looking for a few great gift ideas?

For the friend who’s always entertaining: Every weekend she’s calling you over to her condo for a themed cocktail party, pre-drink or girls’ night in. This party kit has everything she needs to plan another savvy soiree like décor, champagne coupes, serving tray and cocktail shaker. No doubt you’ll be permanently on the VIP invite list with this one. Party in a Box $166 at west elm (more…)