Last Minute Gifts

 

Thu
11
Dec

Check your closet, as well as your checkboook, for charities

You last used it in marching band in 1998. It’s time to pass the memories on to a new generation.
You last used it in marching band in 1998. It’s time to pass the memories on to a new generation. (submitted photo)

Giving hundreds of billions of dollars to charities annually, Americans are extremely generous.

Thu
11
Dec

Encourage learning with an educational toy

With toys as tools for learning, you can help children as they reach their educational and developmental milestones.
With toys as tools for learning, you can help children as they reach their educational and developmental milestones. (StatePoint)

You know as well as educational experts that how kids play can affect how their minds develop.

Thu
11
Dec

Take inspiration from far afield

Perhaps no one is a more familiar with gifting trends across the globe than the jolly man who lives at the North Pole.

Thu
11
Dec

Give yourself the ease of a faux tree this Christmas

New types of artificial trees feature natural-looking branches and come in shapes resembling real trees.
New types of artificial trees feature natural-looking branches and come in shapes resembling real trees. (submitted photo)

Decking the halls just got a lot easier. With built-in lighting, easy assembly and virtually no maintenance, artificial trees suit the needs of plenty of busy folks during the holidays who are traveling or just want to simplify their lives.

Thu
11
Dec

Décor that delights all five senses

The icy look outside gets a warm reflection inside, with scented candles and the twinkle of silver-and-white table decor. Think of the sights, sounds and scents that will welcome guests to your home this season — and pick up extras of the items you fall in love with as you shop to give them as gifts to others!
The icy look outside gets a warm reflection inside, with scented candles and the twinkle of silver-and-white table decor. Think of the sights, sounds and scents that will welcome guests to your home this season — and pick up extras of the items you fall in love with as you shop to give them as gifts to others! (StatePoint)

To create a memorable holiday experience this year, turn your gifts, celebrations and home décor into a festive feast for the five senses.

Thu
11
Dec

Give yourself the gift of organization

Staying organized during the hectic holiday season can be the ultimate testament to your ability to multi-task.

Thu
11
Dec

Add a Minnesota grown Christmas tree to your shopping list

They’re ready and waiting — and after a wet, cool summer are greener than ever.
They’re ready and waiting — and after a wet, cool summer are greener than ever. (submitted photo)

Minnesota Christmas tree growers look forward to another great season of local, fragrant Christmas trees thanks to overall good growing conditions this year. 

Many tree farms are stacked with a variety of trees and are already open.

Mon
09
Dec

Last Minute Gift Ideas 2013

The Lillie Newspapers Last Minute Gift Ideas guide for 2013.  Sponsored by Parkway BP

Sat
07
Dec

'Tribute trees' offered

A "Tribute Tree," sponsored by the Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County, may be the most thoughtful and stress-free gifts you can give this season.

Sat
07
Dec

Stay healthy for the holidays

Cooler temperatures often bring along the season's sniffles and colds.  With a few winter wellness tips, you can prepare for a happier and healthier season, regardless of your budget, with the following tips:

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