Category Archives: gifts

Misses Clause

You’ve certainly heard about Santa Claus but have you heard about Misses Clause? I learned about this from the folks over at WIN thrift shop in Victoria. The Misses Clause states that: Any gift given in good will around the … Continue reading

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Last minute gi– Wait!

About this time in the crazy-consumer-christmas-season-madness your newsfeed, newspaper fliers, radio ads, internet, everywhere will start filling up with things that go like this: “Fifteen affordable last minute gifts” or “Last minute gift ideas for every budget” or “Last minute … Continue reading

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A thought for Black Friday

This lovely little image has been making the rounds on Facebook and I thought it was highly appropriate for this day – and all days. Let’s keep this in mind as we are increasingly bombarded with the pressure to buy … Continue reading

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On the Receiving End

I have blogged in the past about giving thrifted gifts – something I do often – but this year, I was also on the receiving end of thrifted gifts and was thrilled! My son did nearly all of his shopping … Continue reading

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A Parting Gift

Last week I finished working at a job that I’ve done and loved for 17 years, serving as Communications Writer for MCC BC. My colleagues held a potluck party for me, many of them bringing some of my favourite foods … Continue reading

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Trash or Treasure?

Today I’m going to share a few items that I’ve found in the last couple of months that, to me, are treasures. They say “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” (and wouldn’t Another Man’s Treasure be a great name … Continue reading

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12 Days of Thrift-hearted Christmas: Day 9 – Gatherings

Our family gatherings usually focus around food – lots of it, all good – and often presents, since we usually gather to celebrate someone’s birthday or anniversary or, duh, Christmas. We celebrated Christmas with my extended family on Sunday and … Continue reading

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