A Group Gift Giving Blog, FrumUs To You!


Ever since I was a little girl growing up in suburban Philadelphia in the '70s, I have relished the challenge of finding creative, thoughtful gifts at a reasonable price.  Adding a homemade card, complete with a rhyming poem, rounded out the perfect gift.  Decades later I am inspired by the prospect of sharing ideas to make group gift giving exciting and meaningful.  Cheers -- Karen

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Perennial Gifts Keep On Giving

Posted by Karen at 2008-12-22 12:29:24

 I love perennial flowers but I don't plant them enough…those fully bloomed annuals at the garden centers always suck me in.Yet those few perennials I do have planted at home are like nature screaming "SURPRISE!" every year. I also love perennial gifts…My father gave my husband and I a Wine of the Month Club one year for our anniversary.Due to state regulations at the time prev ... Keep Reading

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Making Wish Lists: Where's the Tah Dah in Gift Giving Today?

Posted by Karen at 2008-12-19 12:24:54

Has the spirit of gift giving changed or is it just me?Call me old fashioned, call me crazy…but I thought gift giving was intended to be a thoughtful gesture to show someone you care about them.It's not supposed to be easy, predictable or necessarily practical! When I grew up, the general rule was that if you asked for something as a gift you could be pretty certain you would NOT receiv ... Keep Reading

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Gift Cards Are Easier To Give Not Receive

Posted by Karen at 2008-12-16 12:27:30

I'm in the business of gift giving…and I’m not a big fan of gift cards as gifts.  Here’s why: Visible Value – If you buy a sweater or a camera as a gift, do you leave the price tag on? Of course not! Yet when you buy a gift card, the amount you or your group have spent on the recipient is right there for him or her to see. It's like, "We think you're worth $50 ... Keep Reading

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