Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box
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Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box

I know the frustration of trying to find a gift for somebody who seems to have everything. What finally helped me take the angst out of gift buying was starting to think outside the box. Since then, it seems to be easier to find something that my loved one will like, whatever the occasion. These days, I look in unusual places for gift ideas. Instead of retail shops, I see what is happening at local auction houses. I may look into getting my loved one something they've expressed an interest in recently, like taking guitar lessons. I may even surprise my friend with a visit from a chef who prepares a special meal just for him or her. If you have the gift buying blues, let me help. I'll provide some tips on how to get clues for wonderful presents that will delight and amaze your loved ones.


Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box

3 Ways To Show Off Family Pride In Your Home

Peggy Lee

Your home should reflect you and the others who live in your household. If you are proud of your family name, then you may want to show it off in your home. These are a few ways that you can do so.

1. Invest in a Family Crest Plaque

Years ago, family crest plaques were very popular since they allowed people to show off both their family name and their family crest in a stylish and attractive way. Now, these plaques are making a big comeback, and more and more people are buying them for their homes. The great thing about buying family crest plaques nowadays is the fact that you can now order them online, so even if you have an unusual or uncommon last name, you should not have a hard time finding the right plaque. Then, you can display it in your entryway, living area, dining room, or another common area of your home where people will see it. Check out a company like Heraldry & Crests to learn more.

2. Buy Monogrammed Home Decor

Monogrammed home decor is very popular, and it's easier than ever to find home decor that is personalized with your family's initial in just about any color or style. You can put a decorative mailbox cover with your family's initial monogrammed on it on your mailbox, or you can buy a nice welcome mat with your initial on it to put at your front door. Many stores that sell home decor have this type of thing, or you can look for personalized home decor items online.

3. Display Family Photos and Paintings

When looking for wall decor to hang up on the walls in your home, consider looking first at family photos and paintings. For a fancy, classy look, you can consider having a painting made from a family photo. If you'd like to keep things simple, putting photos of you and your family in pretty frames can be a great way to acquire wall decor for your home. You don't even have to choose just photos that have been taken professionally; even fun shots from your family vacations or family holiday gatherings can be great for displaying on the walls in your home.

You are probably proud to be a part of your family, and you may want your home decor to reflect this. Luckily, following these three tips can help you show off just how proud you are of your family name.