We love giving gifts, from selecting the gift to wrapping it to watching a loved one unwrap it. Its fun using our retail savvy to make someone we care about smile and give them something thoughtful.
Anniversaries can be tricky because most couples have everything they need by the time they reach their anniversary. We rely on the traditional anniversary themes as a way of finding something unique that the couple will appreciate and probably not have. For instance, the first anniversary theme is paper, probably the easiest. You could a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant, tickets to a play or a framed photograph of the happy twosome.
Later anniversary themes present more interesting gift-giving challenges, like leather (3 years), fruit (4) and bronze (8). Remember, you don’t have to be literal. Using the bronze theme, a beach bag with two towels, two paperbacks and a tube of bronzer would be an unexpected surprise.
For a complete anniversary gift theme list, go to clickthecookie.co.uk.
We’ve oft been accused of fanatacism when it comes to Martha Stewart. In our minds, she’s the domestic goddess, keeper of secrets to fluffy cakes and crisp linens, a font of knowledge that improves our everyday lives.
Yes, Martha’s also a bit of a nut. We once saw her on Fifth Avenue, cursing like a sailor and running down the street with a hapless assistant. So no wonder that the lady loves Halloween. Every year, she gets done up in flawless scary look for the special Halloween edition of Martha Stewart Living. This year is no disappointment. We’re going to the newsstand at lunch!
Martha Stewart Living
In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we present one of our all-time favorite old commercials (and we do have a lot of favorites). When this originally aired, we had no idea who Peggy Lee was or what Enjoli even was. But the sight of a mom who could do it all and the catchy tune had us captured. And we do like our bacon fried up in a pan!
Call Mom and tell her thanks for everything she does for you.
In preperation for Mother’s Day, here’s a few pointers from Hollywood’s best mother. Such a gay stereotype, but camp is an often overlooked art form. Enjoy.