Lovely Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

Struggling to come up with the perfect Christmas gift for mom? They deserve a nice big treat at the end of the year. She might love some new home accessories or clothing. Or how about taking her out for a day?

Lovely Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

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Home & Kitchen Accessories

Most moms spend a considerable amount of time in the home, looking after the house and its residents. Give a gift to thank her for all her efforts. She may well appreciate something that can help her with her daily chores, or brighten up the house.

It’s not just dads who love a clever gadget. There are so many intelligent kitchen aids available to buy nowadays, designed to make cooking much easier. How about getting mom a coffee machine, a waffle pan or a mixer? Some are designed to look so trendy, they’ll instantly brighten up the kitchen!

Alternatively, get her something for herself and no one else. This could be a personalised gift, for example, such as a mug with a print by you, a name-embroidered blanket to wrap up in when it gets chilly, or customised duvet and pillow covers with photos or a unique design.

Gifts for Working Moms

Working moms will be grateful for a little something that can help them keep things on track, from work appointments to when you have an important performance at school. How about a good, old-fashioned calendar? Depending on the size of her favourite handbag, choose a compact style or a big, bulky one to fit all her contacts and notes.

Nowadays, you can choose from a vast range of covers, from classic leather ones to abstract prints.

A Day Out

You could treat your mom to a change of scenery by taking her out somewhere for the day.

Keep up to date with what’s going on in your local area to see if there are any concerts or exhibitions that she might like to attend. Also, chat to friends and family about good places to go for lunch, cakes and coffee or dinner.

If you can convince someone to drive you, heading that little bit further afield could also be nice for a change. Perhaps there’s something going on in a town nearby?

To present your gift, design and create a “ticket” that entitles her to spend the day with you, pursuing whatever activity you’ve chosen.

Fashion

Does your mom enjoy the occasional fashion splurge? Has she been eyeing something up at the local department store? If you know exactly what she’s after, your gift shopping couldn’t be made any easier.

Alternatively, think about something your mom’s in need of. Items that can be put to use straight away will always be appreciated.

Perhaps you’re all going on holiday in the near future and your mom could do with a new bathing suit or a floaty summer dress. Or have you noticed her gloves are falling apart? Buy a pair of luxurious leather gloves to replace them.

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The Future of Home Furnishings

Imagine that 20 years ago someone had told you that you would purchase your music, car insurance, airline and hotel tickets, stocks, books and even shoes on a computer that fit in your hip pocket. That you would not have an agent or broker between you and the stock exchange or the airline or insurance company. And imagine that you could do all the comparative research needed to execute your transaction in  your pajamas! You would have told that person they were dreaming.

The Future of Home Furnishings

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Well, lately I have been dreaming as well. As my generation (the baby boomers) settles into its post-nesting years, less and less of our disposable income will go to durable goods such as home furnishings. Instead, once college for the kids is taken care of, our disposable dollars will go back into bolstering our retirement accounts, and then to travel.

Our absence leaves the future of home furnishing consumption to the next generations: Gen-X, Y and soon, the Millennials. This generation, many of whom grew up with a cell phone as a birthright, will have no qualms about not sitting on a sofa before they buy it. This generation put companies like Zappos the online shoe retailer on the map. They grew eBay into a monolithic clearing house for everything from rare coins and dolls to automobiles and airplanes.

Buy a pair of shoes online without even trying them on? Sure, this generation can reconcile the relatively benign inconvenience of returning something, with the huge convenience of carrying on with their multitasking. Think of this: these “kids” watch T.V., carry on a live chat on the computer, text message friends from their smart phones, reply to Facebook posts AND do their homework at the same time! These power users of all things tech will drive the explosive growth of home furnishings online.

All that is good news for an ailing industry. But, the glacial pace at which the Home Fashion Industry moves may keep us from a fully realized online presence a bit longer, but it will eventually change. The early adopters may unfortunately suffer some ridicule and perhaps a backlash from the traditional forms of distribution, e.g. walk-in Furniture Stores. However, the momentum toward adopting online furniture sales is inevitable and moving forward. Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma Home and other large furniture retailers report faster than expected growth within the online sector.

The ultra-lux online retailer Gilt  is adding Home Fashion as major new growth campaign on its invitation only website. Gilt is a luxury online retailer of fashion and jewelry. Eventually and by necessity, the Home Fashion market will have the perfect vehicle in the Web to remove the multiple layers between the manufacturer and the eventual consumer. This will of course spell bad news for the middle-men. What to say about that is another topic altogether.

The online Home Furnishings future also portends a new egalitarianism for the small independent Interior Designer. In the past, the small or “housewife” …

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Home Fashion Italian Style

Fashion and home design are two separate disciplines always intertwining and taking oxygen from one another.

The Italian word “abito” (English: dress) takes from the verb “abitare” (English: to live, to inhabit). The dress is the first place our body lives in and the body offers infinite possibilities to relate ourselves to the surrounding space. Fashion gives us the freedom and fantasy to dress how we want and the freedom to compose our own style in homes.  To dress a home goes far beyond colors and fabrics, it is the thread, which resolves the human body’s architectural spatial challenges and satisfies the human desire to be surrounded by functional and beautiful objects.

Home Fashion Italian Style

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Dressing an Italian home interior is quite simple as long as lines and forms are kept at a minimal. As an Italian born, I can say that Italians live in antiquity, we open our windows and history surrounds us, but in our homes we are very modern, we like simple, straight lines and very few bold colors.  A leather red floor would be perfect for a home studio with satin chrome furniture frames mixed with glass, as much as a white/beige striped closet doors would look so elegant on a white marble floor. Play it tone on tone and never go wrong.

Italian kitchens are not at all fussy, but functional is a must, color is optional, they are either very colorful, we like Ferrari red by the way, or very black, greige (combination of grey and beige) and rivers of white. Forget the kitchen knickknacks all together.

Italian living rooms are made for “fare bella figura” – an Italian philosophy to present a good image, to make a good impression. Our guests, when entering an Italian home, musty be greeted by beautiful things and be seated in an even more elegant room, which in some cases, the family hardly uses for themselves just to keep it new as long as possible.

Baths must have the minimal essentials.

Space in Italy is the essence. Italy is a small country, its homes reflect the restriction of space. In comparison with American homes, I must say Italian homes are very small, but they are very fashionable and efficient. If you visit a building with eight apartments, you will see eight different home styles, each one being very creative and ?? la page. In one of those eight styles, you bound to find a classic antique decor  too.

Fashion and home design are two sides of the same creative coin, they both thrive on ideas and innovations.

Dress your home according to your character and personalize it as you would put together your fashion ensemble in the morning.

Carry a color scheme from room to room, mix modern with antique pieces, play with patterns, make art out of your memories and cherished moments, show your personality, be extravagant in small spaces, don’t forget to decorate cozy outdoor corners and make a “bella figura” with the main entry. Ciao,…

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10 Business From Home Ideas For Women

Most women crave to make a mark for themselves professionally. However, marriage, kids, managing the house and other priorities steal away this dream and they end up craving for an opportunity to excel professionally and earn money by staying at home. Though working from home options may seem limited, the earning opportunities are endless. Here are the top ten business from home ideas that would convert you to a professional which is what you dreamed of.

10 Business From Home Ideas For Women

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1. Fashion Designing

Fashion designing is a great career opportunity, especially since every individual loves to dress fashionably. It comes with a love for fashion and an understanding of textile, colors, patterns and cuts. Creating ensembles for clients can be very satisfying and your studio can always start from the comforts of your own home. Thus, being a fashion designer is one of the best choices as far as business from home is concerned.

2. Catering

Catering is yet another option that has a wide scope but doesn’t really need you to be on the move. Cooking is something that comes naturally to women. Catering is a mix of practical everyday cooking with gourmet cooking. With catering comes another great business opportunity and that is event planning. Catering can also be a business that has the entire family involved and gives great pleasure to people who enjoy being the perfect host.

3. Baking and Confectionery

Baking and confectionery is a dream profession for many. Though being a patisserie chef does require a bit of professional training and experience but sky’s the limit if you can succeed. Almost everybody has a sweet tooth and a craving for chocolate. You can experiment and let your imagination soar. The best feeling would be to see the mesmerized look on the face of your patrons when they enjoy the flavors of your creations.

4. Writing

If you are an avid reader, good with words and have an intense desire to express yourself, why not consider writing as a possible business idea. There is a tremendous demand for writing in its various forms. You could be an author and create a novel. If you are a film buff, you could turn to screenplay or script writing. If news appeals to you, there is an option of working as a freelance journalist for a newspaper or magazine. Freelance writers are much sought after and the scope in this field is tremendous.

5. Handicrafts

Creating special handicraft items is another great business. Personalized gifting and handmade articles have reached a great height altogether in today’s era. Thus, a collection of such items if created artistically is sure to fetch you a great clientele. It is a business of great profits as well and rewards you monetarily and artistically. The raw materials required are cheap and easily accessible and you can work comfortably from home. Who knows, you may end up starting your own gift shop!

6. Recruitment

Recruitment is another work from home business that is quite in vogue. …

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Valentine’s Day Can Be Celebrated With Much Better Convenience

Valentine’s day is the time for lovers to share their complete love. There are so many ways to express appreciation with some of the beautiful and poetic lines. It can become so simple and easy for people to try out the right kind of Valentine’s Day Flowers Online India without any delay of time and take rejoice in celebrating the valentine’s day. It can become so simple to express your love to him or her with some of the simple presents that can get into people’s heart as soon as possible.

Gifts For Her

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When it comes to women for expressing love, it should be mild and gentle. Just like she is, impress her with any of the individual cakes or chocolates. Even teddy bears are one among the most refreshing option which people can try out for making things go smoothly between the couples. The Online Valentine Cake Delivery is the exact thing which people need to do and make sure they are doing it correctly. They are various kinds and flavours of cakes trending online. People can surely pick the right type of cakes and start to make them as Valentines Day Gifts for Her to make her happy. Nothing is far crucial than making women happy so make use of the little chances to come up with some of the unique gifts.

Gifts For Him

Express the love which you have for your Valentine with the assistance of sprouts. It is astoundingly beautiful to send valentines sprouts online inside a limited ability to centre time. Express them with a division of the red shading roses or some other red shading blossoms which can end up being a bit of the straightforward ways to deal with expressing them. The red is the colour of adoration, and even individuals can convey what needs be past everything with the assistance of red shading. Your Valentine will feel so stimulated and also say her last the yes answer to your warmth with the help of red blooms.

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Do you figure a direct pack can do charm? To be sure, unquestionably they can. Everything depends upon how original is the package. The more it is charming, the more it is worshipped by people. It is the perfect open door for people to get some of these sorts of blossoms for passing on everything that can be passed on in a better way. The blooms tie the associations in a more grounded approach. It is better for people to give packages as an image of sharing worship and peace. In spite of the way that they don’t have lips to smile or cheeks to blush they are genuinely impacting people to feel them that way.

Apart from that, there are so many gifts for him too. Try to Send Valentine Gifts for Him Online without any delay of time to make this year’s valentine’s day so awesome than what you have been thinking all the time.…

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