For Housewarming Parties







If the new homeowners are book-lovers, consider surprising them with a really neat set of bookends. The options are endless. If the couple or family is more technology-oriented, consider a cool gadget like a shower radio.

For Mother’s Day






Spend some quality time with your mom this year by spending a day at the mall. Treat her to lunch and offer to buy her any one item … you might want to specify a maximum price first!

For Father’s Day




The best gifts for fathers are “toys” that he can play with. If he likes beer, he’ll love learning how to brew his own. As a bonus, this is a great bonding activity for children over 21. Plus, he’ll be able to impress his friends with home-brewed craft beer at the next get-together.

For Weddings








Make the newlyweds feel luxurious with a set of gilded flatware. For just over $100, you can surprise the couple with a gift that will make them feel elegant whether they eat ramen or escargot.

For 13-Year-Old-Girls


If you have a young artist in the family, she will love designing her own duvet. The Doodle Duvet includes markers and can be washed and re-designed again and again.



For 13-Year-Old Boys


Make learning fun with the 14-in-1 Solar Robot by Elenco. Your teen will learn about solar technology and engineering while building up to 14 different kinds of robots including a zombie bot, swimming bot, and dog-bot.





For 17-Year-Old Girls

concert-photography-4eBe the coolest parents or relatives in town by surprising her with tickets to a sporting event or concert. Give her two tickets so that she can take a friend or boyfriend. If possible, let the two of them go alone, unchaperoned. Ask her friends if you need advice on which event she might like to attend.

For Bridesmaids

coolKeep things cool with wine glasses paired with or without a bottle of wine for each bridesmaid. The girls will love to relax the night before the wedding – or the night after – with a glass or two of high quality wine. This gift is perfect for destination weddings.



For Groomsmen

For Today (Wood)Perfect for destination weddings: treat your groomsmen to a whiskey, bourbon, or beer tasting. If a brewery isn’t available, check online for tasting kits. You can buy a bourbon tasting kit on for about $50.