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You Gifted – Pinata Full of Memories

August 13, 2013
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Gifted Asked: What is the best gift you’ve ever given? You Responded: “For a friend’s milestone birthday we filled a pinata full of memories, stories, photos. It was such a great surprise for the bday girl.”  – Laurie, Toronto We love this personal (and grown up) take on the much loved pinata! As if whacking [...]

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For the Makers Kits

April 23, 2013
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A smart-chic gift for the DIYer! For the Makers’ kits combine fun and easy DIY tutorials with chic materials to create you very own stylish accessories. Each kit contains the supplies and instructions needed to make four projects such as earrings, a bracelet, pouch and key fob. You can also purchase subscriptions to keep the [...]

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Mix Tape

June 14, 2012
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I recently came across a box of old mix tapes. Many we’re made by high school friends and they we’re the just the best, most thoughtful gifts at the time (and still evoke great memories today). It’s a little harder to make a mix tape these days because well, there ain’t no more tape, but [...]

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Silk Tie Easter Eggs

April 8, 2012
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Happy Easter! Follow this link to see how to created the pretty patterned Easter eggs above using old silk ties. Silk Tie Easter Eggs. See How Now Similar gift ideas:Decoupage Paper Napkin Easter EggsDIY Christmas CrackersDIY TieCeramic Egg CupsPomegranate Advent Calendar

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Poppies Flower Kit

March 29, 2012
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I must admit…much of the time I used to spend on early Saturday mornings (and late Monday nights) writing for Gifted is now spent on Pinterest. Dreaming of houses…and menus…and outfits…and crafts one day I swear I’ll make. It’s a major source of inspiration (if not quite actuality). And Pinterest is where I spotted this [...]

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Winter Survival

February 15, 2012
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We’ve gotten off pretty easy so far in terms of winter up here in Toronto, but that doesn’t mean our skin and souls aren’t still in need of some serious TLC. Here are some of my current faves – choose a few and put together into a winter survival basket. 1. Good lotion! Most Christmases [...]

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DIY Christmas Crackers

December 24, 2011
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The Toronto Standard shows us how to make cheeky (and amazing) Christmas crackers full of useful (useless?) stuff. What fun you fill them with is all up to you! Christmas Crackers, price varies by ingredients. See How Now Similar gift ideas:Pomegranate Advent CalendarWool and The Gang KitsFelted MistletoePalm TreeDecorated Wine Bottle

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Bottle Cap Labels

September 8, 2011
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I love the family-oriented blog Inchmark! They recently came up with a ridiculously cute idea for a birthday gift – give the connoisseur a selection of interesting beers (root beer or otherwise) and dress them up with custom bottle cap labels to represent the years celebrated. Bottle Cap Labels, free See How Now Similar gift [...]

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Gilded Candle Holder

August 29, 2011
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The cutest little how-to was spotted on This is Glamourous. The blog features the steps to create your own gilded, animal candle holders. Simply adhere a candle holder to a plastic animal (go wild with your choices) and spray the whole thing gold. Gilded Candle Holder, price varies by supplies. See How Now Similar gift [...]

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Seedling Kaleidoscope Kit

August 24, 2011
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New Zealand-based Seedling packages up great craft projects for big or little kids. I love to think of the wonder that could be created with this DIY kaleidoscope kit. Seedling Kaleidoscope Kit, $40.99. Buy Now Also available at Good Egg. Similar gift ideas:Wool and The Gang KitsThe Wild BunchHoliday 2013 – For KidsChild’s Own Stuffed [...]

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