Having a Hard Time Finding Gifts? Timeless Holiday Gift Ideas You Can Try

Throughout our lives, there are certain constants that always remain. Whether it is a simple black dress that goes with anything, or the suit blazer that can be worn with a T-shirt, a collared shirt or even formal wear. Or even how a pair of jeans always remains in style – there are always a few timeless items that never truly grow old. This article is to help you with some timeless holiday gift ideas that are sure to last more than a lifetime.

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One timeless holiday gift idea is the gift of music. Young or old, if they have an interest in music, supplying them with a musical instrument can be a wonderful investment in their lives. Some of the more popular musical instruments are the piano and/or electric keyboard, guitar, violin, flute, recorder and drum set. Even though it will take time for the person to learn how to play the instrument, once learned it will be a gift that continues to give, possibly for several generations if passed down the ranks.

Another popular and timeless holiday gift idea would be that of handmade or heirloom jewelry. From the stunning pendants to the glittering necklaces, jewelry has always remained with us. Although there does exist what some would call fashion jewelry, there remains a simplistic and yet elegant charm to the designs of old. Jewelry also seems to become a tool for passing down family stories and heritage, and thus fits nicely into the timeless category.

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For those who are believers, a wonderful and timeless holiday gift idea is that of the Good News, also known as the Holy Bible. For quite a long time, passing down the Holy Scriptures from Parent to Child has been an important tradition, and one never taken lightly. The old family Bible, although tattered and torn and perhaps even worn in a few places, it is a special part of the family and is more precious to them than gold, silver or even platinum. Bibles and other such books always make a smart and timeless gift to give.

This leads us to another timeless holiday gift idea in the form of a book: photo albums and scrapbooks. Whenever a natural disaster strikes and someone’s home has become destroyed, when asked what they miss the most out of their belongings, it is always the family photo album. Photos hold our memories with them, and help remind us of where we came from and what we have become. Thus small, handmade collections of special photos are always a welcome and timeless gift to receive.

Of course, one tradition that will always be a smart and timeless holiday gift tradition will be that of making and giving away baked goods made from the heart and family recipes passed down from as far as the family can remember. The number one requested item out of these baked goods are always chocolate-chip cookies. No matter what, the smell of cookies cooking is a welcome scent, and one that always brings a smile to our face. And who can forget making sugar cookies with our mothers and grandmothers for the special holiday occasion?

Finally, the most timeless holiday gift idea of all is that of giving money. When all else fails, money is seldom, if ever, turned away as a gift. No matter how fashion and technology changes, money or it’s equivalent will always remain as a good and thoughtful, and especially timeless, gift to give. In fact, money is the number one requested item no matter what the holiday season being celebrated is!

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Affordable Baby Shower Decorations for Your Next Party Event

Having a baby is one of the most unforgettable moments in a woman’s life. Motherhood is indeed one of the best stages in a woman’s life worth investing at. Make the coming of your baby a celebration to remember and cherish by throwing a baby shower?

However, some couples would rather save up their money for the actual conception of the baby rather than throwing a celebration for the event. Worry no more because you can still celebrate and throw a party for this special event in your life with these smart and affordable party ideas in this article.

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Do your research

Being an upcoming mother allows you to have more time for yourself and the coming baby. Take advantage of this time to do some internet research to find great and adorable ideas for your baby shower for free. You can also get ideas on cheap and easy to do baby shower decoration ideas for your party. If you spend some time doing research and planning for the event, you will realize that you can actually throw an event without having to spend too much.

Consider DIY

There are a lot of fun and easy to do baby shower decoration ideas you can see online. You can use your empty baby food jars as votives for candles that can be used to decorate the party venue. Print pin ups of diapers and onesies and attach them like clothes in a clothesline as decorations for your party area. A mother to be can have fun while doing this for the event. As for the invitations, consider creating an online invitation instead. With some creative ideas on the internet, you can make a really nice invitation and send it easily through e-mail or via our social media accounts. You’ll save time and resources if you’ll have your invitations prepared and sent in this method.

Go for simple decorations

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You don’t need to spend too much for your party decorations. You can use balloons, the ones you can buy from bookstores and party supply shop as your main decorative piece for the baby shower. You can have inflatable balloons tied to baby shampoos or baby bottles or simply your chairs as decorations for the party. Creating flower bouquets and other decorative pieces from balloons can easily be pulled off with balloon decorating ideas available on YouTube. You can even decorate your tables with small balloons gathered in a bun and use them as center pieces.

Serve light goodies for your party

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Food is one of the most expensive aspects you need to consider when having a party. It would be advisable to have a tea party of sorts rather than a lunch or dinner party to be able to stick to your budget when it comes to the food for your guests. Instead of serving full meals, you can prepare snacks likes baked goodies, salads and light dishes for your guests. What matters is that your guests won’t go hungry during the event and they are sufficiently entertained.

Baby shower parties, with the people you love and care for you need not be extravagant. Simple decorations, great food and the best companions is more than enough to make any simple celebration a hit.

 

Party Planning for a Little Girl’s Princess Party

If you would like your little girl to feel like a princess for a day, why not throw here a princess party?  This party is excellent for little girls aged pre-school through about fourth grade, depending upon the maturity of your child and their friends who will be in attendance.  A princess party is a time where you can treat your child like royalty and indulge here in her every wish, within reason of course.  A princess party is one she is sure to remember and treasure for the rest of her life.

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The first thing you will want to do before the party is to decide on the decorations, activities, and food which will compliment your princess party theme.  Take out a sheet of paper and a pen, and start taking notes and brainstorming ideas which you can use to meet your own home and specific needs.  This will help you to create a shopping list for your party and a timeline to get everything accomplished.

As for décor, just about anything goes to decorate your castle, otherwise known as your home.  Using a lot of pink and purple is always a good choice for a princess party.    You can use pastel pink and purple steamers and balloons along with a matching tablecloth and napkins.  For a nice added touch you can use complementary colored plates and cups.  You can also tie your napkins with a nice fancy ribbon which is only fit for a princess and her castle.

If you have pink or purple fabric on hand, you might want to cover your party room chairs with it and tie it into big bows at the back.  If you do not have any fabric, check your local thrift stores for a sheet in the right color which you can cut up and use for the day.

For your princess party invitations you will want to ask your guests to come dressed in their best outfits and ready to be pampered for the party.  Or, simply let them come in their everyday clothing and add to their outfit when they arrive.  You can purchase inexpensive feather boas which the girls can wear around their shoulders for the party and then take home afterward.  Also readily available are simple tulle skirts which can transform their outfit into one fit for a princess.  A good idea is to have each guest in pink while the guest of honor is in purple, or vice versa.

Once your guests arrive you can have them decorate their own princess cone party hats with such items as gems, confetti, and feathers which you have purchased from the local dollar or discount store for the purpose.  Once their hats are decorated, then you can staple on streamers or ribbons to the top of the hat so that they flow out when they move or twirl.

A fun game to play is “Princess May I?” which is the same on the old traditional game “Mother May I?”  Have the guest of honor be the princess and allow her to play the role of the mother in the more traditional game.

Once your craft project and game are done, then it is time to seat your princess on her own thrown to enjoy a nice tea party.  The best foods to serve are sandwiches cut into hearts or stars with cookie cutters.  The beverage of choice could be a pink lemonade served in either fancy plastic glasses or in tea cups.  Your cake can either be a princess or a castle.  Both options are fairly easy to make, or they can be purchased if you so choose.

If your local stores carry piñatas, you can fill one with candy such as gold chocolate coins, ring lollypops, and candy necklaces to help round out the theme and give the girls something fun to do.  They can take home the candy from the piñata in their very own princess goodie bags.