“Plantable” wrapping paper embedded with wildflower seeds

Blooming Wrapping Paper

Thus far, wrapping paper’s sole purpose has been to make gifts look pretty. But this beautiful gift wrap paper is a present all in itself. Each handmade paper roll is embedded with annual and perennial wildflower seeds, such as catchfly, english snapdragon, cornpoppy, and black eyed susan.

The paper is a crisp clean white with the choice of light green or brown antique suns and the words “water me” on the paper. It’s a lovely, natural alternative from the flashy glossy world of gift wrap.

Your gift recipients will love planting the biodegradable paper and watching the seeds grow into a bright garden. Plus this wrapping paper doesn’t create waste like other ones do. Made in Colorado. Available in coffee or chartreuse colored print, from Uncommon Goods.

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Putumayo – Music from the Coffee Lands

Putumayo’s Music from the Coffee Lands (CD)
Where to buy: amazon.com
Review by: ACMom

Putumayo’s Music from the Coffee Lands is the perfect accompaniment to your next steaming cup of fairtrade coffee. This collection of beautiful music from coffee-growing countries and regions, such as Peru, Jamaica, Brazil and Colombia, will have you dreaming of distant lands where coffee beans grow.

Some of the artists and songs you hear are: Café Tacuba “Esa Noche” (Mexico), Los Tradicionales de Carlos Puebla “Dilema” (Cuba) and Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca “La Milonga” (Congo).

The music is funky, lively and easy to listen to for the whole family.  This would be a great addition to a coffee lover’s gift basket.

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Putumayo’s Music from the Wine Lands and
Putumayo’s Music from the Chocolate Lands

Things we love: Design-Your-Own Flip Video Camera

Design-Your-Own Flip Video Camera!

The Flip video camera just got even cooler.

You can actually design your own Flip – using your own photograph!

You start by selecting the Flip video camera model you want (Ultra MD, Mino HD, or Slide HD – you’ll see the specifications and prices on the site so you can make the choice that makes the most sense for you.)

Then you upload the image (JPG or PNG) that you want to appear on your flip. You’ll review your layout and there you go. It’s a super easy, super memorable gift idea!

To get started: Click this link and then select “Design Your Own” to see all the personalization options available to you.

And here’s a $10 off coupon for you: Get $10-off a new Flip UltraHD video camera. Now with image stabilization & fully designable! Free Shipping. Code: Flip10

Book Recommendation – Green Crafts for Children

green crafts for kids

Book Recommendation: Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Using Natural, Recycled, And Found Materials
Where to buy: www.amazon.com
Review by: ACGMama

Green Crafts for Children is fun green craft book for pre-teens. It features 35 easy projects, each of which could make an ideal gift for family and friends.

The projects included will give your kids hours and hours of enjoyment and they are inexpensive to make because they use materials easily found in and around your home and garden, or even on walks in the woods or trips to the beach.

Your kids will be delighted to create something fun out of old wrapping paper, buttons, shells, pine cones and other bits and pieces they can find. I am sure that your children will play over and over again with their handmade driftwood boat. And I am also certain that you would love to receive a beautifully painted stone from your last trip to the beach or a felt necklace.

Also included in the book are recipes on salt dough as well as other useful tips and advice.

Crafting enhances your kids’ imagination and creativity. This book will inspire them to be creative and keeping boredom at bay. I would certainly recommend it to any family.

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Great gift idea – Ancestry.com Gift Membership

There’s nothing like the feeling of discovering your family story. Now you can share that feeling this holiday season by giving the gift of a membership to Ancestry.com.

With a gift membership, your loved one will get full access to billions of U.S. or international historical records on the ancestry.com site, plus they’ll be able to leverage the millions of family trees and helpful, timesaving tools available. The discoveries they can make on Ancestry.com just might be a gift for generations to come.

All you have to do is choose a membership, duration and start date. Enter the recipient’s email address and complete your purchase. Ancestry.com will send your recipient an email on the start date that you choose.

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Things We Love – TOMS Shoes ‘One for One’

We love business models that embrace social responsibility, and TOMS shoes does just that. For every pair of shoes sold, another is given to a child in need. More than 140,000 pairs of shoes have been given to children around the world so far.

And, for the holidays, TOMS shoes has some fun new styles and generous coupon codes:


Here are the latest coupon codes and special offers from TOMS shoes:

Get $5 off all TOMS shoes
Shop through link above and use code: AFFTM5
Ends 12/31/10

Save $5 on TOMS Youth shoes
Shop through link above and use code: KIDS5
Ends 12/31/10

Gift Pack From TOMS Shoes – $50 Giftcard + DVD of TOMS Documentary
Shop through link above for details.
No coupon code required.

How to Buy Gift Cards for Less than Face Value

GiftCards.com offers Merchant Gift Cards to hundreds of popular retailers – at less than the card’s face value. In fact, you can buy merchant gift cards below for up to 25% off retail prices. (All gift cards are guaranteed.)

Of course, buying these discounted gift cards is a great way to get gift cards for less, but it’s also a great way to save some extra cash. You can buy discounted merchant gift cards for specialty shops, department stores, but also grocery stores, gas stations and more. Use them yourself and save.

You’ll want to keep an eye on the selection. It’s ever changing and the cards go fast.

And if you have gift cards of your own that you know you won’t use, you can trade them in for cash, too.

Box Creative for Discount Merchant Cards

Save up to 25% off at your favorite retailers

Centerville Chicken Pies

Centerville Chicken Pie

Centerville Chicken Pie

One of Oprah’s “Ultimate Favorite Things,” the chicken pie from Centerville Pie Company is available today for just $20 each from Harry and David.

With more than a pound of moist top quality free-range, cage-free chicken, this all-meat Chicken Pie is unlike any other pie you’ve ever tasted. Each of these pies is baked from a secret recipe. The crust is light and flaky and the gravy is creamy and delectable. (Extra gravy is included.)

These may be the best pies you’ll ever have. They’ll certainly be the most satisfying. Each pie serves 4 to 6. If you have some of these in the freezer, you’ll be a rock star when you have some unexpected dinner guests.

To maintain the highest quality,delivery dates may vary, but it will be worth the wait

Pies ship on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only. Orders placed after 1pm Wednesday will ship the following week. A $9.95 delivery charge ensure your package arrives in perfect condition, and it will arrive packed in dry ice. (Select “Standard Delivery” at checkout.)

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Here are some special promotions from Harry & David for the holiday season:

For a limited time: 3 Month Heritage Pie of the Month Club! November is Oprah’s Chicken Pot Pie!

In the current 3 Month Heritage Pie of the Month Club: November is Oprah’s Chicken Pot Pie, December is Royal Riviera pie, and January is Marionberry orchard pie.

$75.00 and FSD, which is a savings of $17.85!

Here are more special offers and promotions from Harry & David:

Shop Harry & David’s 24 Deals of Christmas – one great offer a day!

FREE Standard Delivery on all purchases!

Shop through link above and use code: FSDEL

Ends 12/31/10

30% off select gourmet gifts at Harry and David

Ongoing offer. No coupon code required.

Shop through link above for all the details.

hope in a jar

philosophy hope in a jar

Selected as one of Oprah’s favorite things, this product is bound to sell out fast.

Lovers of this product (and there are many) say this award-winning daily moisturizer is lightweight yet hydrates and protects, even improving skin tone and texture. Skin is smooth and radiant.

Because the Oprah’s Favorite things episode is so popular, people are already searching frantically for this product. But drugstore.com has promised to do their best to keep this super hot-seller in stock.

Hope in a jar comes in a couple of different varieties, including the original formula as well as a special formula for sensitive skin. Shop all philosophy hope in a jar at drugstore.com

And see all current drugstore.com coupon codes and special offers here >

Spice Things Up with ‘Idea Cards’

Idea Cards

These are great for any day when you are stuck in a bit of a rut. Pick a card for a fun way to shake up your family time, free time or date nights.

Each deck of Ideas Cards is a stack of 80 activity cards featuring exciting ways to make the most of the day with fresh ideas.

Expecting a full house this weekend? Whip up a dinner picnic and eat on a big blanket on your living room floor. Not sure what to do with your free time? Learn 15 words in a new language! Stuck in a date rut? Pull out the digital and take photos of yourselves kissing in ten different places.

Then keep pulling cards for another 79 ways to keep the good times rolling.

Idea Cards come in three “decks”: Family Time, My Time, and Date Night.

Idea cards are from the makers of Table Topics. You might remember our “Momscape’s Favorite Things” post featuring Table Topics Conversation Cards.

Available at Uncommon Goods – click here to see current promotions and more gift ideas from this online store.