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25 Ideas To Pull Off The Ultimate Birthday Surprise

Whether you’re looking for a secret party idea for her, a birthday gift for him that really wows the socks off, or a tiny gesture that conveys giant wishes—it’s entirely possible to take traditional b-day tactics from ho-hum to awesome…Shake up a celebration with these 25 surprise birthday ideas!

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Elizabeth Shelley 

26 Boredom-Busting Activities and Ideas for Kids

26 Boredom-Busting Activities and Ideas for Kids

Imagine it’s a Saturday morning. The kids are playing in the other room and you’re just about to pour yourself another cup of coffee. Everything is going according to plan when suddenly, you hear the dreaded words, “I’m bored.” Let’s face it, sometimes entertaining...

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31 Unique and Fun Things to do With Your Girlfriend

31 Unique and Fun Things to do With Your Girlfriend

It’s no secret that spending quality time with your girlfriend is key to a healthy relationship. But what happens when it’s your turn to plan date night and you can’t seem to think of anything exciting to do?  Whether you’ve just started dating, or you’ve been...

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21 Christmas Activities to do With Your Family This Year

21 Christmas Activities to do With Your Family This Year

The stockings are hung, the snow is falling, and your family is looking for the perfect Christmas activity. But where to start? The holiday season is such an enchanting time. It’s our chance to come together, share traditions, and create unforgettable memories. On the...

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20 Fun Activities for Families With Teens

20 Fun Activities for Families With Teens

Let’s face it, teenagers are notoriously hard to please.  Activities that used to keep them entertained all day long are now considered boring or even worse: embarrassing. Oftentimes, it seems like they’d rather live on their smartphone than spend time with the...

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Top 10 Birthday Gifts for October

Top 10 Birthday Gifts for October

Fall is officially here, and you know what that means: it’s time to celebrate those October birthdays!  October is a wonderful month to have a birthday. The leaves are changing, the temperatures are cooling, and exciting activities are around every corner. From spooky...

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Top 15 Secret Santa Gifts to Give This Year

Top 15 Secret Santa Gifts to Give This Year

On the surface, Secret Santa and white elephant gift exchanges are super fun. They’re a great way to spread holiday cheer with your friends and coworkers. Plus, who doesn’t love the feeling of opening a perfectly wrapped gift?  But, let’s face it. Secret Santa can be...

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18 Winter Activities for Kids

18 Winter Activities for Kids

When we were kids, there was something so magical about the season’s first snow. We’d stare out the window in wonderment, and we could hardly wait to go outside and play. Dressed in our poofy snow pants and jackets, we would race outside into the perfect, fresh snow....

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60 Merry Christmas Wishes and Quotes

60 Merry Christmas Wishes and Quotes

Whether you’re a bit of a Grinch, or you keep your holiday decorations up year-round, Christmas is the perfect occasion to share warm wishes with your loved ones. For many of us, that includes sending out festive Christmas cards or the annual family newsletter. And if...

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25 Fun Things to Do as a Couple

25 Fun Things to Do as a Couple

Have you and that special someone suddenly found yourselves stuck in a relationship rut? Are your evenings suddenly filled with the same old routine? Are you both in need of an incredible date night? If this sounds like you, don’t worry! Whether you’ve been together...

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20 Fun Winter Activities

20 Fun Winter Activities

For us, there’s just something so magical about the winter season.  A layer of snow blankets the streets, icicles hang from roofs, and we can’t help but cozy up to the fire with a warm cup of cocoa.  For some of you though, winter means frigid weather, wet socks, and...

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40 Incredible Things to Do on Your Birthday

40 Incredible Things to Do on Your Birthday

Remember when you were a kid? There was nothing more exciting than waking up on your birthday. Whether you celebrated with a giant piece of chocolate cake or partied it up with friends, birthdays gave us something to look forward to.  Nowadays, planning the perfect...

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10 Vegas Activities that are Perfect for the Whole Family

10 Vegas Activities that are Perfect for the Whole Family

From its world-class entertainment to neon casinos and bustling city streets, Las Vegas is one of the most famous cities on Earth. With incredible attractions around every corner, it’s not hard to find something exciting to do in Sin City. But what about activities...

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75 Fun Things to Do with Friends

75 Fun Things to Do with Friends

To put it simply: friends are amazing!  They’re our shoulders to cry on, the people we call when we succeed, and the ones who help us strive to be our very best. They are also some of our favorite people to go on adventures with! No matter the event, our friends are...

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55 Things to Do When You Feel Bored

55 Things to Do When You Feel Bored

Ever feel like time is just inching by? When boredom strikes, it can be hard to decide how to fill your time. All of your errands are done, and you just finished bingeing that new show on Netflix. If you’ve suddenly found yourself watching the minutes tick by, then...

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20 Unique and Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles

20 Unique and Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles

The City of Angels. La La Land. Tinseltown. The Big Orange. Even though Los Angeles goes by many different names, this city is one of the most recognized destinations in the world. Known for its star-studded streets, award-winning amusement parks, and warm beachy...

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55 Ways to Say Happy Birthday

55 Ways to Say Happy Birthday

Who doesn’t love a good birthday celebration? From the exciting gifts and mountains of cake to spending the day with your favorite people, birthdays are truly exciting days. They also provide the perfect opportunity to shower our loved ones with kind words and...

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17 Unique Things to Do in Vegas

17 Unique Things to Do in Vegas

When thinking about Las Vegas, images of dazzling lights and busy streets are likely to enter your mind. You can probably even hear the beeps and chimes of a brightly colored slot machine as it beckons you to try your luck. While notoriously known as the gambling...

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40 Heartfelt Anniversary Quotes and Wishes

40 Heartfelt Anniversary Quotes and Wishes

Whether you’ve been dating for a year or have been married for 25, anniversaries are momentous occasions that are definitely worth celebrating. This year, take your gifting skills to the next level and commemorate your love with one of our unforgettable experience...

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The 13 Most Haunted Cities in America

The 13 Most Haunted Cities in America

Unexplained phenomena. Screams in the dead of night. Ghostly figures wandering forgotten halls. Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? If you’re like us, then you know that there’s something so delightfully terrifying about exploring haunted sites while listening to...

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Gifts For The Dad Who Wants Nothing

Gifts For The Dad Who Wants Nothing

So, you asked your dad what he wants this year for Father’s Day. Chances are, you may have been answered with a shrug of his shoulders or the classic, “I don’t need anything” statement. Let’s face it, finding unique and thoughtful gifts for the men in our lives can...

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Why Experiences Make the Best Sentimental Gifts for Dad

Why Experiences Make the Best Sentimental Gifts for Dad

We can probably all agree that the feeling you get when you find the perfect gift for someone is unlike anything else. After days, or maybe even weeks of searching, once you find that ultimate gift, your body fills with excitement.  Whether you’re shopping for...

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Best Golf Gifts for Dad

Best Golf Gifts for Dad

For some dads, the perfect morning consists of putting on their favorite collared shirt, grabbing their lucky set of clubs, and heading out to a beautifully manicured golf course. If this sounds like your dad, then there’s no better way to show your love and...

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9 Unique Graduation Gifts That Won't Break Your Bank

9 Unique Graduation Gifts That Won't Break Your Bank

Whether you’re celebrating a high school, college, or med school graduation, you can bet that your recipient has probably spent the last few weeks cramming for exams and finishing up countless projects. All of that hard work deserves an incredible reward, don’t you...

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5 Unique and Creative Ways to Give an Experience Gift

5 Unique and Creative Ways to Give an Experience Gift

Experience gifts are so much more than your everyday, run-of-the-mill tangible gifts. They provide us with the opportunity to give our loved ones the gift of unforgettable memories instead of material objects. Sure, you could just print out your experience voucher and...

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Top 10 National Parks to Visit This Summer

Top 10 National Parks to Visit This Summer

America and its territories are home to 63 stunning and incredibly diverse national parks. From rugged mountain peaks and pine forests to underwater reefs and bright red canyons, some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes can be found in the national parks. With...

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