Gifts for tutors and teachers – What to give? Day 5 of 12 Days of Shopping

you can give gifts, it is really easy to grab a gift card to a local book store gift card or one to a store that carries supplies for school, something related to their work (Art teacher – art supplies). Always welcome: cashmere scarves, sweaters, gloves, socks – fits the not too personal rule (include the gift receipt to be extra nice). Holiday decorations (Hanukah or Christmas) and candles, anything homemade (see Friday’s post), notecards from Paper Source or Papyrus. . . . → Read More: Gifts for tutors and teachers – What to give? Day 5 of 12 Days of Shopping

12 Days of Shopping: Day 3 – Pretty Papers Giveaway

My absolutely favorite new discovery is from a company called Botanical PaperWorks. Everything is gorgeous and has the added bonus of being plantable – the eco-friendly paper (made of post-consumer waste and is infused with North American wildflower seeds. When you plant it – it sprouts flowers – so sweet, green and different! I got a beautiful printed invitation on their paper this year and the resulting flowers were lovely. Sorry – forgot to take a pic. . . . → Read More: 12 Days of Shopping: Day 3 – Pretty Papers Giveaway

Shopping for the Holidays with blogger extraordinaire, Pragmatic Mom

capability mom scrounges sales racks for tea towels from Sur la table and anthropologie

Last year, Pragmatic Mom and I shared a wildly popular (I mention modestly, eyes downcast) series of 12 posts for the 12 Days of – not Christmas – but Shopping. This year we are a little more on top of things and are starting earlier. We covered those challenging people to buy for (Gifts for Father-in-law was voted toughest to buy for based on number of hits… . . . → Read More: Shopping for the Holidays with blogger extraordinaire, Pragmatic Mom