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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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.


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Save up to 25% off at your favorite retailers

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.

Things we love – Watches from Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley is well known for its stylish quilted cotton handbags and travel items, but have you taken a look at some of the other gift ideas and accessories on the site?

For example, this watch could only come from Vera Bradley. It’s available in 5 different stylish prints.

Vera Bradley Watch
Choose from a variety of Vera Bradley colors/prints (our favorite: Buttercup, shown above). Each is complemented by a genuine leather band, elegant face and silver backing and hardware. Silver-toned hardware and timepiece backing.  Wrapped around a coordinating pillow and presented in a round display box with top window. $65

See the latest coupon codes and promotions for Vera Bradley at our sister site, Susies-Coupons.com >

Browse Categories at Vera Bradley:
Vera Bradley Handbags
Accessories by Vera Bradley
Traveling Accessories and Lugguage
Vera Bradley Tableware Lamps and Home Lighting
Fine Rugs from Vera Bradley
Vera Bradley Stationery

Gorgeous Photo Calendars from Indie Designers

Minted.com has just launched a line of the most gorgeous photo calendars I’ve ever laid eyes on. And they are affordable, too. Photo calendars are available in two sizes: Standard is 8.5×11 and costs $29, and then there’s the Grande version, which is 11.5×14, and costs $44.

These photo calendars come with premium textured paper, rounded corners and beautiful, unique designs from indie designers. (See our writeup of minted.com’s holiday cards from last year.)

As with everything on the minted.com site, adding your photos is a piece of cake, and customer service is second to none.

Browse ‘em all at the Minted.com website >

We post the very latest Minted.com coupons and promotions here >


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Things we love: “Reasons I Love You” Stones

“Reasons I Love You” Stones

The reasons are infinite, and now nine of them are etched in stone. One side of each brushed-nickel token says “I love you…” and the other bears a compelling reason, from “because you’re an inspiration” to “because I just do!” and “for always getting my jokes.” The stones, which are about 1 3/8″L come in a red faux-suede pouch.

Stones read “I love you…” on the front, and a different “reason” on the back:
…for always getting my jokes
…because you’re an inspiration
…because you are so much fun
…because of your great smile
…for being so giving
…because I just do!
…because you love me
…because you rock
…for your honesty

Exclusively from Red Envelope. (Momscape publishes the latest Red Envelope coupons here – so check before you purchase!)

Things We Love – Everything Chocolate


Chocolate.com has these Champagne Chocolates and a staggaring variety of other other handmade, artisan, and gourmet chocolate gifts from world-class chocolate vendors. The Chocolate.com catalog contains thousands of products from more than 200 individual vendors, which span a wide array of confections: dark chocolate, truffles, chocolate bars, fudge, brownies, cookies, cakes, and just about anything else related to chocolate. This is easily the largest online chocolate network in the world.

The site has some great gift ideas, as well. Shop through this link and get Free Ground Shipping on Orders Over $60 at Chocolate.com. (No coupon code required. See chocolate.com site for details.)

Things we love – Making Food Faces

Ms. Food Face Plate
Good taste is a matter of play with this foodie-forward plate that just might make it easier for your toddler to sit down at the table. Endless ways to play “dress up” makes mealtime fun for your little miss by encouraging creative ways to use everyday foods as eyes, lips, hair, earrings or any imaginative add-on your little chomper can imagine. Mashed potato pearls? Sunny-side sunglasses? Broccoli bouffant? Your picky little eaters are sure to work up an appetite getting their creative juices flowing.  Comes with six stylish suggestions for playing with your food.

Mr. Food Face Plate
Naturally, there’s one for the boys, too. Inspired by the beloved Wooly Willy children’s toy.

Both the Mr. and Ms. varieties are Food-safe ceramic. Made in China. Machine washable, and dishwasher and microwave safe. Sold individually.

From Uncommon Goods > (One of our absolute favorite sites for gifts and creative goodies.)

Mom’s ‘One Line a Day’ Diary: Today’s Product Pick

Mom's One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book



Mom’s One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book

For the busy mom-on-the-go, this memory keeper offers a quick and easy way to capture the everyday moments of motherhood. With enough space to record a single thought, a family quote, or a special event each day for five years, this beautiful keepsake makes sure those precious memories will last a lifetime.

Perfect for the mom who feels like she’s too busy to scrapbook, this is a great way to capture those important memories (before they begin to fade.)

It’s not daunting to keep up with this journal, and it makes a great gift for the mom-to-be. (Click here for more Gifts for Her or, in particular, new mom gift ideas.)

The Mom’s Online Line a Day diary is available in hardcover from Borders.com

The Flip SlideHD Camcorder

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The Flip SlideHD Camcorder

This is the first shoot and show camcorder that will capture your memories in 720p High Definition video. And built-in Flipshare software gives you everything you need to shoot and share dazzling videos.

FlipShare 5.0 Software Features:

o Available now at www.theflip.com/support (at no cost)

o Pre-loaded software to organize, edit, and share videos

o Works on a PC or Mac

o Email videos and video greeting cards

o Upload videos instantly to Facebook™, YouTube™ and MySpace™

o Create Flip Channels to share content privately with groups of friends or family

o Share instantly to mobile phones using the FlipShare Mobile app

o Share instantly to any TV using FlipShare TV

o Capture HD snapshots from videos

o Watch videos on-the-go at FlipShare.com

o Create movies or use Magic Movie to create custom movies in moments

Here is a coupon code you can use for the flip. (Click the link below and use coupon code: FLIP10 at checkout, but hurry, ends 7/31).

$10 Off Coupon from Flip Video, EXTENDED! Exp 7/31 Use Coupon Code:FLIP10 at checkout