Gifting & Ettiquette

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If you’re in a panic because Mother’s Day is right around the corner I’ve got some easy DIY gift ideas to share with you that will hopefully come through in a pinch! I recently joined my friend, Chef Vanessa Cantave to share few fun DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas on her weekly cooking show, The Hostess Next Door, which airs live on the Little Things Facebook page. Do you guys know about The Little Things? They produce high-quality lifestyle videos that air live on their Facebook page which has nearly 10 million fans! On this week’s The Hostess …


Regifting…We’re all guilty of doing it at some point or another. Maybe you’ve been given something that you already have…that’s certainly happened to me before. But whether it’s a gift you don’t need or something that’s just not your style, I believe it’s better to be gracious and show appreciation in the moment…and what you do afterward with it is your prerogative. Some say regifting is tacky or shows poor etiquette while others feel its perfectly acceptable. My take? It’s ok as long as you follow a few simple do’s and don’ts….

DO regift something that you are sure the…

The holidays are finally here and, as they say, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. At the heart of the holiday spirit is the virtue of generosity. It’s truly the season for giving and I’m sure you’ve heard the age old saying, “It’s far better to give than to receive.” I’ve always felt a great joy in giving to others. Whether it’s cooking a meal for my family, helping a friend solve a problem or surprising someone I love with something they casually mentioned they needed, I get a major dose of the warm and fuzzy feels by …

12 Sweet Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays where it’s cute to be kitschy. Whether it’s hearts, cupid’s arrows, lips or love knots, I love it all! Here are 12 super cute gift ideas that are sure to melt your Valentine’s heart!

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies / 2. Coin Pouch / 3. Kiss Sweater / 4. Heart to Heart iPhone Case / 5. Lady Bug Floral Bouquet / 6. I Love You a Latte Mug / 7. Heart & Be Mine Spatula Set / 8. Love Canvas Tote / 9. Marble Heart Box /  10. Gold Heart Bud Vase / 11. …


When it comes to holiday shopping I always enjoy picking out the little things… whether it’s  a stylish take on an everyday item or a fun find that people wouldn’t necessarily buy themselves but would totally appreciate and find useful. Check out this selection of fabulous little things that make the perfect holiday stocking stuffers…And everything is under $20!


1. Domino Set 2. Kate Spade Mug 3. XO Notecards 4. Tea Infuser 5. Citrus Zinger Water Bottle 6. Oh Joy Goblets 7. Bite Beauty Lip Minis 8. Oh Joy Cookie Cutters 9. Essie Polish Set


Gifts for Home

This gift guide roundup is for the decor obsessed domestic goddesses in your life. I’ve hand picked these fabulous finds that cover everything from stylish home decor and tabletop items to the best kitchen tools and gadgets for the home cook.

1. Kate Spade Salad Server Set 2. Staub 5QT Cocotte 3. Paolo Throw 4. Keurig 2.0 Coffee Brewer 6. Kisannii Pillow 7. La Vie En Fleur Box 8. Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker 9. Domonique Ansel: The Secret Recipes 10. Waterford Crystal Highball Glasses 11. Heart Waffle Iron 12. Bar Cart 13. Vitamix S30 Personal Blender 14. L’Objet Candle 15. …