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A Freilichen Purim! Gift Basket Ideas to Celebrate Spring, Community and Life’s Joys

Late winter and early spring are, for everyone, imbued with a sense of rebirth and excitement. It’s a time to escape the long winter—and look forward to the light. For the Jewish people, though, it means something more. It is the time for Purim, to celebrate when they were saved from annihilation at the hands of the Persians. It’s more than a party for the rebirth of spring; it is celebrating the miracle of existence. And what a celebration it…

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Board Game Community Puts Spotlight on Generosity

When I was a kid, my family was really into playing board games. For my brothers, I’m sure it was all about the strategy and a little “friendly” competition. For me, it was all about the tiny game pieces. (I mean, who doesn’t love the adorable Scottie Dog of Monopoly fame?) Those family game nights spent sitting around the dining room table talking, laughing and conspiring over the game board hold fond memories. The lessons we learned from being challenged…

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Host a Galentine’s Gift Exchange to Connect with Your Besties

I miss the “good old days” — the carefree days, pre-Covid 19, when social gatherings were still a thing. I miss my girlfriends A LOT. I miss our hugs. I miss our monthly Book Club get-togethers at our favorite watering hole where we’d sit for hours, chatting and laughing the night away, sans interruption from kids & significant others. I miss all the stuff! But we all realize the need to keep our distance to keep each other safe and…

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Cookie Exchange Raises the Bar on Holiday Baking

Here at Elfster, we consider ourselves experts on pretty much “all things holiday” — we are elves after all! Picking the perfect presents, keeping tabs on Santa’s nice & naughty lists and helping your holidays come off without a hitch. You name it, we’re you go-to elves! But when it comes to creating sweet treats, we’ve certainly met our match!  We are super impressed and inspired by a group of over 200 talented and creative ‘Secret Cookie Elves’ who have…

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Why I Hated Gift Exchanges Before Elfster

The first time I ever participated in a gift exchange was in college. I’m not sure how I escaped my entire life before that point without having taken part in one, but when I heard the rules for my very first White Elephant gift exchange, I took them very seriously. I spent a lot of time thinking of a gift that would be worthy of being “stolen” per the rules of the game.  What’s A White Elephant Gift Exchange? If…

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Secret Santa: An Old Christmas Tradition With Some Modern Twists

Secret Santa is one of the most enduring Christmas traditions across the world. In its purest form, it is a game in which someone gives an anonymous gift to a pre-designated recipient, then the recipient tries to guess who the giver is. The tradition is popular at office holiday parties, among groups of friends, and within families, and online. The exchange is often held on or just before Christmas in America and during the earlier weeks of December in the…

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Don’t Let Distance Deter You From Celebrating the Holidays

Event planning is my happy place. In fact, when my husband tried to throw me a birthday party for a milestone age that shall not be mentioned, I couldn’t let him. Well, actually I tried for about a week, but sitting on the sidelines was killing me. I appreciated and acknowledged his effort but then promptly shoved him aside because he was in my wheelhouse and throwing a party is my jam! It was one of the best birthdays I…

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Me & Julia Dressed as Me

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Me & Julia Dressed as Me
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It was her birthday gift to me. All her idea.

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The one finger rule. We went to Glazed Bisque-It to make a gift for my mom’s birthday today. I told my two little ones not to touch anything. The owner of the shop had a better idea. Touch anything you want with ONE finger. So of course, my son had to touch everything – but only with ONE finger. It was very cute.

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On Friday, Roth got a new game for the Xbox360 with a gift card from his birthday. I have no idea what the game is called, nor what the premise is. I’m sure there’s some sort of storyline where characters, human or otherwise, shoot each other and try to save the planet. That seems to sum up most of the games he plays.

What’s cool about this new game, however, is that he gets to create his own characters, so naturally, he made one to resemble himself. But he also made one to resemble me. He kept talking about it all Saturday morning, how this female character really does look like me. Yeah, yeah, I thought. Sure it does.

But then I really looked, and sure enough, she does look like me! From the short hair to the brown eyes to the tiny scar above my lip, the resemblance is uncanny. And kind of eerie, no?

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Don’t know what to get for a friend’s 21st birthday? Here are some ideas from Jennifer’s gifts galore!