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    Best Birthday Gifts
    Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Young Kids (Ages 6-10)
    Searching for cool birthday gifts for kids? These gift ideas are sure to please. You'll find toys for the budding writer, scientist, artist, or musician. Grab 'em fast! ...
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    Best Birthday Gifts
    Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
    Finding just the right birthday gifts for children can be tough. Our list of great birthday gift ideas for toddlers and preschoolers can help. You'll find gift ideas ranging from educational gifts to pretend play toys, to activity and artistic to...
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    Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Teenagers (Ages 14-18)
    */ Does your teenager have a birthday coming up? Do you have no idea what to get him? Take our advice on birthday gifts that are likely to break through the outer layer of nonchalance and win you a grateful smile from your teenage boy or girl. A...
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    Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Teenagers (Ages 14-18)
    */ Does your teenager have a birthday coming up? Do you have no idea what to get him? Take our advice on birthday gifts that are likely to break through the outer layer of nonchalance and win you a grateful smile from your teenage boy or girl. A...
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    Teacher Appreciation Week
    Top 10 End-of-the-Year Gifts for Teachers
    */ At the end of the school year, it's nice to thank your child's teachers for a job well done! Here are 10 unique teacher gifts that are sure to delight your favorite educator. Most cost under $50. Include a nice note on one of these printable...
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    Father's Day Gifts
    Top 10 Father's Day Gift Ideas
    Looking for some Father's Day gift ideas that are sure to please Dad? Check out some classic and new gifts that will let your father know how much you love and appreciate him. Include a nice note on one of these printable Father's Day cards. ...
  • Barbie House
    Best Birthday Gifts
    Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Young Kids (Ages 6-10)
    Searching for cool birthday gifts for kids? These gift ideas are sure to please. You'll find toys for the budding writer, scientist, artist, or musician. Grab 'em fast! ...
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    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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    Homemade Gifts and Other Gift Ideas
    The Gift Quiz
    The Gift Quiz Here are 10 questions to ask yourself when giving a gift: Why am I giving it? Is it sincere? Am I giving it without strings attached? Does it reflect the receiver's taste—not mine? Is it too extravagant? Is it kind? (Beware of g...
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    Children and Gift Giving
    Children and Gift Giving If a child wants to give a teacher a gift at Christmas or Hanukkah, on a birthday, or at the end of the school year, the gift should not be extravagant. In fact, encourage your child to get the class to offer a gift to...
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    Gift Wrap
    Fun Ways to Wrap Gifts
    Fun Ways to Wrap Gifts In its most basic terms, gift wrapping is a means of hiding or disguising a gift. It's supposed to add to the presentation, as well as to the suspense and enjoyment of getting a gift. Most of us have undoubtedly exclaimed ...
  • Ben and Holly
    Best Birthday Gifts
    Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
    Finding just the right birthday gifts for children can be tough. Our list of great birthday gift ideas for toddlers and preschoolers can help. You'll find gift ideas ranging from educational gifts to pretend play toys, to activity and artistic to...
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    Gift Wrap
    Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
    Make Your Own Wrapping Paper Paper Tigers Just like gift boxes and bags, wrapping paper doesn't have to be humdrum, either. Here are some inventive ideas for either creating your own wrapping papers or using paper materials you have on hand in ...
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    Homemade Holiday Gifts
    Homemade Holiday Gifts Just as you and your children can use all your crafting skills for making ornaments, you can make truly beautiful and useful gifts that are always one of a kind. With your gift lists beside you, review some craft project i...
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    Giftmaking Supplies
    Ingredients for Gift Making
    Ingredients for Gift Making Seasonal Sense Textile medium is a liquid helper that transforms acrylic paints into washable fabric paints. The advantage of this medium is that you don't have to spend a fortune on fabric paints that you wouldn't o...
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    Gift Wrap
    Fun Ways to Wrap Gifts
    Fun Ways to Wrap Gifts In its most basic terms, gift wrapping is a means of hiding or disguising a gift. It's supposed to add to the presentation, as well as to the suspense and enjoyment of getting a gift. Most of us have undoubtedly exclaimed ...
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    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Painted Gift Wrap Activity for Kids
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    Smoothie Gift Wrap
    Smoothie Gift WrapMaterials Thick, white paper (butcher paper works well) Water-based paints (tempera) Spoons Cling wrap Muffin pan or paper cups Directions Mix and pour paints into a muffin pan or paper cups. Spread paper onto a flat surface...