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gifts

How to adopt an elephant

Many years ago, when I was greedily going through every article on Offbeat Home to absorb all of the awesomeness within, I came across an article about how to adopt an elephant from Sheldrick’s Wildlife Trust. This year, I finally adopted my own orphaned elephant.

How I’m using cute photo gifts to teach my son about the meaning of family

My mom recently moved back into the log cabin she and my dad built in the ’70s, after over a decade of renting it. But she wasn’t really using the upstairs at all, and so this summer she said that my 12-year-old son Tavi and I could take over a couple rooms. Here’s how I’m using cute photo gifts all over the cabin help my son feel at home…

Valentine’s Day gifts that don’t suck (and one that does)

When I was in high school my boyfriend sent my cheesy Valentine’s Day gifts to my classroom in the middle the middle of class. He saw it as a Big Romantic Gesture, but I was MORTIFIED. And even worse, it was something useless and wasteful like heart-shaped balloons. And ever since then, I break out […]

What to say when someone asks what gift you want

Whether they’re asking what you want for the a holiday or a birthday or maybe even as a gift for your kid, it’s often awkward to come up with an answer that doesn’t sound greedy or pushy. For as long as anxiety has existed, we’ve been wondering exactly what to say when someone asks what gift you want. So let’s go over some possible answers and I’ll give you my favorite easy solution…

ADHD gifts: Stimulating gift ideas for adults with ADHD

Hi, and welcome to another one of Offbeat Home’s Very Specific Gift Guides! This time we’re exploring the best ADHD gifts. More specifically: gifts for adults with with ADHD. Even more specifically: the things that I’m obsessed with and can’t function without.

Float Tank Therapy: Why it’s awesome & you should force your friends to try it

Relaxing in a meditative float tank is one of those things that I’ve always wanted to try but, due to a combination of anxiety and guilt, I just figured it was something I’d never get to do. Until my friend gave me a spa gift certificate good for a float tank therapy session.

And HOLY GUACAMOLE, GUYS, I’m so glad I went. I need to tell you about my float tank experience, and also let you know why you should force your friends to do it too (especially if they’re moms)…

These surprising gifts for women are what we ACTUALLY need

My sister sent me a gift that has totally changed my outlook on gifts for women in general. THIS is what you should gift the women in your life this holiday season…

It’s happening: there are now Funko Pop! dolls for characters from The Office

Fans of The Office: rejoice! There are now Funko Pop! dolls for characters from The Office that you can put in your own office. It’ll be super easy to relive some of your favorite moments from the show when you’re stuck at the office and unable to rewatch.