Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts they’ll actually use
ays been pretty utilitarian. For instance, they used the box of luxury chocolates I bought to store sewing kit essentials. So I’ve had to get creative with coming up with gift ideas for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day that I know they’ll actually use and appreciate.
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…
Why photo tiles are the new go-to photo gift
Photo tiles are my new favorite housewarming gift. They’re perfect for for folks who move around a lot, rent, or just don’t like putting holes in their walls. Learn why they’re the perfect giftable wall décor that everyone can use!
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)…