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Online Shopping – Why People Prefer It?

I’m not much of a store shopper anymore. I don’t get up at 4:oo in the morning to catch that great sale. Every time I go to the mall, it looks different as new stores replace old ones. Let’s face it. This Gift Detective lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.  I used to love going out to the…

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Simple Ways to Show How Much You Care

Simple Ways to Show How Much You Care There are times when you just don’t know what to say. When those we care for are going through difficulties or life-changing moments in their life, we want to reach out–to touch in some way–and to show them how much we care. But it’s hard to come…

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Gourmet? I had it all wrong!

Gourmet?  The Gift Detective had it all wrong! I must confess that I never considered myself to be a gourmet. Now, I find out that I am one after all. Am I the only one who has been confused about that word Gourmet? I always thought it described a certain type of cuisine which was…

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Unique Gift Ideas for Mom

Unique Gift Ideas for Mom I’m Joyce, the Gift Detective, and I’m always on the lookout for unique exciting gifts for Mom.  Of course, there are flowers, candy, jewelry, and even gift baskets from Creative Gifts to Go . But this year, I want to suggest some gift ideas that really unique, really special, and something…

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Maple Ridge Outlet Store

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The Magic of the Holidays

When I opened the newspaper this morning, I was greeted by announced “Christmas has arrived!” “Baloney!” I murmured to myself remembering the shower of golden leaves that had greeted me when delivering gift baskets on the NAU campus earlier in the week. I glanced at the date, thinking I was in some kind of time warp. Nope. The…

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Halloween Costumes for Kids

Four Cool and Creepy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Halloween is a fun holiday where many parents spend hundreds of dollars on elaborate costumes and decorations. But if you’ve got several children, the budget’s tight, or you simply don’t want to throw money away on something that will be worn for only one night,…

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Fun Nuggets of Wisdom for Life and Business

As I said in an earlier post, this blog isn’t just about gift ideas.  Here are some fun nuggets of wisdom for life as well as business.  They may be tongue in cheek but each and every one of them is oh so true! Don’t name a pig you plan to eat. Life is not…

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Personalized Brownie Gifts

Personalized Photo Brownie Gifts For a truly unique gift, add a photo to one of our Brownie gifts shipped direct to you or anyone you want from Arizona’s very best brownie bakery – Fairytale Brownies.  The gift box comes filled with an assortment of brownie favors. You can order a gift box with your choice…

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Route 66 – Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath A Story of Route 66 –  The Mother Road   In the late 1930’s, the San Francisco News hired a young novelist, John Steinbeck,to write a series of articles about the migrant workers who had left the dust bowls of the southern plans to look for a better life in…

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