If you have someone on your gift list this year who has a passion for home decor, you may be inclined to shy away from purchasing a gift for the home for fear of choosing something he or she won’t love. We think the best and most thoughtful gifts are the ones you choose because of someone’s personal interests. Don’t go generic! Step out of the boring gift box this year and give the DIY decorator in your life an amazing gift for the home that will show that you appreciate the love and care they put into their home.
Stockings are often overlooked and end up being stuffed with candy and a toothbrush. However, you don’t have to stuff your stockings with stuff you grabbed at the last minute at the pharmacy. Take the small size of stocking gifts as a fun challenge and find little treasures that will be useful and loved at the same time. You can make opening up stockings at your house just as fun as opening big presents with a little creativity. Check out these fun ideas!
If there is one gift you want to choose perfectly, it is a gift for a mom. Moms are the absolute best, if we do say so ourselves! It might seem like it is difficult to shop for the mom in your life, but we don’t think it is. Moms love their kids, coffee, wine, and feeling and looking their best. With that in mind, the gifts ideas presented here are custom tailored to the love’s of moms – so you can’t go wrong with any of these to make her day.
Every year, when the holiday season rolls in you are left to try to figure out some awesome gift ideas. But, what happens when awesome just won’t cut it? If the person on your list is worthy of a gift to end all gifts then it’s an “Ultimate Gift” that you are looking for. Well, if that is the case you are in the right place. Ultimate gifts aren’t about price tags, but rather they are about choosing a gift that will be treasured and used for years to come.
When shopping for teens and preteens, a panic can set in when you realize your gift options have moved out of the world of toys and cute clothes and into a new universe where you feel like nothing you will choose will be right. Of course you can expect to see some high priced electronics on the wish list of most kids this age. However, not everyone can or should buy an iphone for a 15 year old but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick a gift that will still be a huge hit. These suggested gifts encourage preteens and teens to create and express themselves in a time when they are discovering who they are, who they want to be and who they will become.
Our culture is shifting from a focus on unhealthy processed food to craving real, whole food prepared with care at home. From barbecuing to baking, the art of cooking from scratch has been revived. Why not give the home chef on your Christmas list something to further their pursuit of the culinary arts? Encourage healthy and creative cooking with gifts that make food prep easier. This gift guide for the home chef is full of items that will improve the experience for any chef in the kitchen and will be used for years to come.
If you ask most people what they want for Christmas, there is bound to be a techy item or two on their list. Everyone is constantly plugged in one way or another. However, the tech savvy are becoming more aware of how they use technology and want to use it in a more healthy and balanced way. These gifts for the tech savvy person on your list will allow them to control their technology instead of the technology controlling them. Technology should make someone’s life easier and these gifts will help reach that ideal.
Monogramming and personalized items keep gaining in popularity. Embroidery shops are not hard to find. You can get personalized stuff from local shops, on Etsy and from popular chains like Pottery Barn or J.Crew. Almost anything can be branded with your monogram or name. People are even monogramming their cars!
Let’s take a look at the history of the monogram, monogramming etiquette and how you can use monograms and personalization in a fun way today.
SPOTLIGHT ON POWERFUL GREEN LAUNDRY CLEANING: Do you take special care to ensure that the cleaning products you use in your home aren’t full of chemicals? For families that do, you often find yourself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to laundry products. You NEED a detergent that cuts through stains as well if not better than traditional cleaners but you want to avoid the “laundry list” of dangerous chemicals that come along with it. What if we told you that we have found a cleaner that cleans as well, if not better than traditional cleaners but doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and is safe for kids, pets and the environment? Well, Boulder Cleaners Detergents does all that, plus more.
Let’s face it- out of all the rooms in your home, your kitchen probably sees the most action. (Unless you happen to have a newly potty trained child.) Yet, sometimes it simply becomes overlooked. Sure, you do the dishes everyday and you make sure to wipe your cooktop off after meals, but do you ever dedicate some time to really get all up in your kitchen’s business? Instead of devoting a few hours to deep clean your kitchen from top to bottom, here’s the busy mom’s guide to keeping a hygienic kitchen- broken down into an easily managed weekly plan that can quickly become routine (+ a few of our favorite “tips and tricks” thrown in for good measure!)
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Doesn’t it feel like the laundry just piles up every day? It seems never ending. It’s at times like this that anything that will quicken the laundry process will simply save your day. That is why we are big fans of High-efficiency washers.
It’s 5 o’clock and maybe you are walking in the door from a long day at work or maybe you are winding down from a long day of errands and play dates. One thing is for certain, come this time of day it is time to start what seems like the marathon of preparing dinner, feeding dinner, bath time and bedtime. Needless to say, dinnertime can be a tough time of day, especially with kids afoot. Keeping your little ones from hanging on your leg while you are prepping dinner is nothing shy of a miracle. Not to worry! With a few clever tips and tricks and a lot of help from our friends over at Little Partners it is possible to get a healthy meal prepared and on the table, sans child hanging on your leg.
Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. With the nicer weather in full swing you may be feeling the urge to get a good deep cleaning done around your house. Here at Daily Mom we certainly are! Sometimes spray bottles, paper towels and the handy old broom and dustpan just aren’t going to cut it. When you really want your deep cleaning to be effective sometimes you need to turn to the use of cutting edge high-tech cleaning accessories. Today, we have rounded up some of the essential and amazing pieces of machinery that will help you take this spring to the next level!
Spring has sprung, and why not celebrate with some new decor for your house! We’ve already covered your bedrooms, bathrooms and every where in between, but what about your kids’ bedrooms or the playroom? Those rooms get lots of use, so we have rounded up some of our favorite new spring pieces and accessories that can really had a punch of spring and also withstand the use of kids! These pieces will not only look beautiful but will last and be functional as well, so let’s get decorating!
In every healthy kitchen there are certain must have items that will make your prep time faster and your cooking process easier. Fortunately, we have taken some of the guesswork out of finding these items, and hunted them down for you. From the immersion blender, which makes pureeing those healthy soups and smoothies a breeze (can you say easy clean up?), to the crock pot, which is the ALL TIME BEST time saver in a healthy kitchen, these items are all essential. We are sure each one of these will be going straight to your wish list, or your shopping cart if you just can’t wait!