Ha-Ha, April Fools!

Get’ em good. April Fools’ Day is the one day a year everyone plays practical jokes and gets away with it. Here are some of my favorites. Family Fun: 1. If you have a faucet with a sprayer, put a rubber band around the handle when nobody is looking. The nnext person to use the sink will get drenched. 2. An oldie but goodie – superglue a coin to a busy sidewalk. Make sure to use a dime or a quarter. Hardly anybody picks up pennies anymore. Watch people get creative trying to pry up the coins with no success. For even more fun, rip a piece of cloth when the person bends down to pick up the coin. They’ll think they need a sewing kit to repair their pants. It’s a classic! For the Office: 1. Make a batch of cupcakes and frost them with toothpaste. Ask your office mates to “help themselves”. 2. Get in early or stay late the night before and cover the bottom of everyone’s mouse with a piece of tape. You will be surprised how long it takes people to figure out the problem. If you want to send a gift that is a practical joke in itself, GiftTree has a couple of great options. The Chain Wine Bottle Holder creates the optical illusion of a heavy duty chain suspending a bottle above the table. Olivina Chocolate Covered Hazelnut Nougats are a sweet surprise. They look just like olives, but they are actually a great tasting confection. My favorite is Don’t Break the Bottle! It’s a puzzle placed on a wine bottle. The...

Egg Hunts and Chocolate Bunnies

Easter in my family was always one of the most exciting holidays. Perhaps it was because I believed in the Easter Bunny well beyond the normal age of 6 years old. (I think I was 10 before I finally had to admit it was my mother hiding the basket behind the chair on Easter morning.) Maybe it was just all the chocolate I could eat that made me love the holiday. Whatever it was, I was sold on it. Easter is really early this year (March 23rd). GiftTree is offering some really great chocolates specifically suited for Easter celebrations. My favorite is the Edible Chocolate Box. It is a box made entirely of white and dark chocolate and then filled with 18 truffles. Another one is the Chocolate Easter Basket. It is a really simple, eco-friendly paper mache basket filled with egg shaped truffles. The truffles in the gift are a little more cutting edge than most (try the peanut butter and jelly – it’s...

Ooh La La: Valentines’ Fondue for Two

I really like how unique and versatile the Valentines’ Fondue for Two is. It is just as appropriate as a housewarming gift as it is for Valentine’s Day for my sweetie. It has everything you need but the berries and includes several treats, all packaged in a keepsake leather...