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November 27, 2015

Home Depot and Homes.com’s Guide to the Perfect Holiday Gifts for 2015

What makes a perfect gift? It’s something that shows the giver cares—something special that will be appreciated all the more when it helps a person with a hobby, a job or opens up a new interest.

This holiday season, take the time to carefully consider what your loved ones will appreciate most. Home Depot Gift Cards and Homes.com have come up with a thorough guide of ideas to help, ranging from some classic must-haves for new homeowners to phenomenal tool geek specials to ideas for the gadget obsessed. Of course, if you can’t decide, a gift card with a suggestion for its use is always welcome by recipients!

There is something for everyone here, so read on, and enjoy [...]

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November 26, 2015

How to Throw a White Elephant Gift Exchange Party

There are many traditions around the holidays. Recipes passed down through generations, tree trimming and family movie nights are just a few. Another tradition that your family or workplace may take part in? A White Elephant Party! Sometimes known as Yankee Swap, a White Elephant Party is a great way to loosen up stiff office parties and celebrate the holidays in a fun way.

Simply put, the general rules of White Elephant are as follows:

Party guests bring a wrapped gift and place in the center of the room. Guests draw numbers to see who picks out their gift first. Guests pick out gifts, unwrap them and decide if they want to keep them or “swap” for another gift! The [...]

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November 25, 2015

Winterizing Your Home

Fair Warning: Winter Is Coming!

Winter is coming, so you need to get prepared. If you live in certain parts of the country, you’re probably quite certain that it’s already arrived. It’s getting pretty chilly at night, and some parts of the country are already seeing snow.

When the temperature begins to fall, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your home and making preparations for possible winter storms. Here are some simple things that you can do to be well prepared for Old Man Winter.

Do You Feel a Draft?

If you live in a drafty home, then you might find yourself shivering even with the heater cranked up. And drafts aren’t just uncomfortable – they [...]

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November 24, 2015

Creative and Fun Gift Wrapping Ideas

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, Brown paper packages tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things.

Now I like a brown paper package as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s fun to add a little twist to the wrapping. Ribbons, bows, monograms, sparkles, glitter and even a cookie or two are sure to make your gift giving full of joy.

Here’s a few creative gift wrapping ideas for the upcoming holiday season.

Boxwood present topper

This simple and easy present topper takes only a minute, but it makes all the other packages green with envy. To make the present topper, trim boxwood [...]

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