It can be a challenge when it comes to Christmas shopping for your spouse, friend, parent, or co-worker… but the gift of booze is usually a win! The downside, however, is that a pre-packaged box or carton of booze can also come across as "easy" or "thoughtless." Well, I recently stumbled across a box that gave me an idea — a 12 bottle storage box could be transformed into "The 12 Beers of Christmas!"
This is Offbeat Home's archive of gifts posts.
I'm making homemade toiletries for everyone on my gift-list this year. I'd love to make my own scents without having to buy expensive essential oils, just using the herbs and other yummy stuff around my house. I'd love to know about some good and useful scent combinations.
Founded in 2003 by self-taught artist Rebeca Mojica, Blue Buddha Boutique is one of the largest chainmaille suppliers in the world with an awesome store-front location in Chicago. Blue Buddha Boutique carries jump rings in nine metals, tools for making chainmaille jewelry, a large selection of ready-to-weave kits and project instructions, as well as handmade goods by local artisans.
Got some people on your holiday list that are hard to please? That's okay! Because sometimes the best way to someone's heart is through their tastebuds. That's why I've rounded up some of my favorite edible holiday gift ideas. From sweet treats, to healthy greens, and complete meals… these yummy options are sure to please! Let's get shopping…
So you can't afford to get your book nerd brother a first edition, or your travel-hungry friend his dream trip to Japan, or your whiskey-loving sister her favorite bottle. We get it! But you CAN get them gifts that are just as thoughtful, and all for under $20. Check these out…
Trying to figure out a gift for your partner/groomsmen/dad? How about a vintage shaving razor! They're eco-friendly, economical (both for you to buy and for the recipient purchase blades for), built-to-last, and damn cool!
Since my man is a huge shaving aficionado, I interviewed him to make a little guide for anyone who wants some pointers on buying a razor! I hope it's helpful…
We all have that one super-quirky, weird, and wonderful friend who always finds the coolest stuff that makes you go "where the hell did you find that!?" Guess what: I found a shitload of the coolest gifts on the internet that will make your friend say "where the hell did you find this!?"
Growing up in New York City, I was vaguely aware that my parents "tipped" the doormen and the superintendent of my apartment building sometime around the end of December. Now as an adult newly living in a city in Texas, in a rental apartment complex, and I have no idea what I should do about holiday tipping… Who are these people we should be tipping? Should we be giving cash or gift cards? If so, how much? Should we be giving cookies? Should we just give a thank you/happy holidays card?