Create Your Own Gift

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  1. Kami
    Kami at

    I absolutely agree with this. and I love that I now have proof online that someone else thinks the same. great tip!

  2. Stefanie
    Stefanie at

    Great advice!

  3. Kristina
    Kristina at

    Great advice as I am having a party next week!

  4. Sharon
    Sharon at

    Awesome advice – well written and thoroughly explained — I totally agree! Might I make a suggestion though (it’s totally unrelated to this particular post)?
    I happened to stumble onto the blog because i was looking for the origins of the white chocolate macadamia cookie. Then, I went directly to the website. Sadly, I couldn’t find any info on history of cookies, or information about production. Perhaps I did not search the sites thoroughly enough. More of that type of info is not only interesting trivia, but also presents a much more “home-made” and personal image of the brand. Would love to find out about the white choco macadamia nut cookie if you know!

  5. Nicole Feliciano
    Nicole Feliciano at

    We take it a step further and save some of the presents for MUCH later. Rewards for especially good days, treats to take on a trip, or simply to brighten a rainy day. And we always pack up old toys to give away.

  6. Stephanie
    Stephanie at

    Your post is spot-on! Waiting to open gifts later makes for much better parties – for both the hosts and the guests. I hope everyone who reads this post implements your advice immediately. :)

  7. Julie Kieras
    Julie Kieras at

    I love this idea and it’s a thought I’ve had for years… I dreaded my bridal & baby shower b/c I KNEW nobody was interested in watching me open 5 boxes of the same dish set or another package of baby towels. But… how can this tactfully be done? People sort of “expect” you to open the presents at the party… in fact a lot of people stay only until their present is opened and then they leave (which is rude, in my opinion!). I would love it if this became a trend in our society, and if you have ideas for how to politely introduce this concept to guests, please let me know! :)

  8. Gifting Tip Follow-Up
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    […] for the great response regarding my last gifting tip “Open Presents Later.” I got a few follow-up questions about how to pull it off as well as how to handle pushy […]

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