Shari’s Berries: Valentine Sweets For Your Sweetie

shari's berries valentine gift ideaThere is only 6 days left before Valentine’s Day and judging from my own husband, not many men have planned ahead.  So if you still need to order your sweetie a Valentine’s Day treat, consider Shari’s Berries this year.

Forget the usual cookie bouquets and heart shaped candy boxes of chocolates.  Shari’s Berries has hand dipped chocolate covered strawberries and cherries that look amazing!  These boxed sweet treats start at $19.99 and go up depending on the quantity of berries you choose.

Without actually trying these berries, I can’t say for sure whether they taste as good as they look.  But no matter what, your valentine will be impressed by this yummy chocolate gift.  A big thank you to my sister who told me about this site!

Holiday Gift Idea: BookSwim Book Rental Club

bookswim book rental club

I’ve found the perfect gift for the book lover in your life!  BookSwim is a service similar to Netflix but with book rentals instead of movie rentals.  Or maybe you love to read but hate having stacks of books lying around that you’re only going to read once.

BookSwim is the first online book rental library service lending you paperbacks, hardcovers and now college textbooks Netflix®-style directly to your house, without the need to purchase! We stock all the latest bestsellers, new releases, and classics! Read your books as long as you want – no late fees! Even choose to purchase and keep the books you love! We are now also your gateway for textbook rental.

BookSwim charges a monthly fee depending on how many books you want to rent each month.  The shipping to and from your home is also included with that membership price.  You simply make a list of the books you want to read and they will mail them to you.

Gift cards are also available to give to all of your friends or family members.  As a holiday special offer, BookSwim is taking $10.00 off of every gift card you purchase.  That means that if you want to give someone a two month membership that normally costs $47.90, you’ll pay $37.90 instead!  Visit BookSwim for more information.

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Handmade Holiday Gift Tags

handmade holiday gift tagsFrom here until the end of the year, posts will most likely be centered around Christmas.  It’s my favorite holiday and I’m getting geared up already.  So, let’s start with these adorable handmade gift tags from “Fresh Lemon Blossoms“.

Miki makes amazing handmade paper items such as notepads, greeting cards and gift tags.  The fall tags initially caught my eye until I realized she had Christmas ones made already.

These gift tags are beautifully constructed of various heavyweight papers.  The prices are very reasonable for the amount of time and effort put into making such lovely tags.  Each set is less than $5.00 (plus shipping) and the quantity depends on how detailed the tags are.  On average, you can get 8 tags for only $3.50!

handmade holiday gift tagsFor those of you that have kids who tear through the wrapping paper like wild animals, I can see why you wouldn’t use tags like these.  But for that special someone, wouldn’t it be a nice added tough to their gifts?  I only wrap about a dozen gifts so to me these tags are very reasonable.

Visit “Fresh Lemon Blossoms” to browse her complete collection of handmade holiday gift tags…

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Felt Handmade Halloween and Fall Hair Clips

candy corn hair clipsWith the neighborhood kids back to school, fall is upon us and Halloween is quickly approaching.  Fall is by far my favorite season here in Pennsylvania and I’m always searching Ebay and Etsy for new pumpkin decor.

Late last night, I was sorting through pumpkin stuff on Etsy when I came upon some adorable handmade felt hair clippies by Shining Stars Boutique.

These felt hair clips come in a variety of designs, shapes and colors.  So many super cute ones to choose from!  I was especially drawn to the fall and Halloween ones.  I don’t have any kids but if I had a little girl, I would buy a ton of these!  The handmade hair clips range in price from a mere $3.50 up to only $8.99 for the hair clip sets.

Besides just clipping these directly onto your hair, you can also clip them onto her interchangeable headbands which work great for toddlers or little girls.

pumpkin hair clipWith the holidays coming up, get your orders in soon.  Jessica also accepts wholesale and special orders which take a little longer to process and make.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for Christmas and winter.

Visit Shining Stars Boutique to see the full selection of adorable felt hair clips.

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