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Timeless Christmas Décor for Every Taste

While some may choose to follow the trends of the year and change up their Christmas décor annually, many people opt to hold with tradition and decorate for Christmas with timeless home décor that reflects the hallmarks of the season. At Lillian Vernon, we celebrate the season with a vast array of both contemporary and timeless items for your home. Do you enjoy counting the days to Christmas?  We have a great collection of Christmas ...

Stuff the Perfect Stocking

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping, if you haven’t already, and that includes planning what to stuff all those personalized stockings with this year. You’ve got him, her, the kids, the parents, grandparents, and all those other relatives and friends to shop for. Although we’re sure that you could come up with some great ideas on your own, we thought we’d offer up a few suggestions to help you target your efforts and fill ...

It’s Entertaining Time!

‘Tis the season for entertaining with tailgate parties, bonfires, and having people over for dinner. Backyard summer barbecues are giving way to indoor bowls of chili by the fireplace, whole roasted chicken for dinner and the smell of baking cookies, brownies, and homemade bread. Comfort food abounds when the weather turns cool, and we’ve got some great ways to feed and entertain your guests when they come to call this fall. You don’t ...

Trick or Treat – Spooky or Sweet?

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween” – Author Unknown.   Folks, it’s that time again – trick or treating is just around the corner, and Lillian Vernon has all your Halloween needs to do the holiday up right, whether you like to go dark and spooky or light and fun. Part of the fun of Halloween is dressing up in a costume of your choice and becoming whomever you want to be for a night. Go ultra-scary ...

Family Fun Month – Make the Most of the Last Days of Summer

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – William Shakespeare Yes, it’s true – summer is almost over, and August is Family Fun Month. How can you make the most of the last days of summer with the family, and make it a summer to remember? The tans may fade, but the memories of sweet times together don’t have to, especially if you rock the end of summer with some family fun. Don’t forget, Lillian Vernon’s line of  beach and backyard ...

Ready, Set, Get Back to School!

Believe it or not, back to school time is rapidly approaching. Are you and your household ready? So many things change once school begins that it’s a good idea to get a running start on some of those changes if you can. We’ve got a few ideas to share with you on methods for getting your home and family ready for those busy school days ahead. Spend one-on-one time with each child. Whether you have one child or several, each parent should ...

What’s in your 2019 Pool or Beach Bag?

What should be in a fully loaded pool or beach bag this year? Not just for the kids, but for mom and dad as well? Let’s start with the basics; every beach or pool bag needs a few essentials like: Beach towels Sunscreen Blanket or beach chair Hat Cover up Water bottle Snacks Bug spray Change of clothes First aid kit This year, why not step up your poolside or seaside game and coordinate your kid’s beach towel and tote bag?  You’ll love the ...

Summer “Must Haves” for 2019

Summer is here! The kids are out of school and ready to head to the beach. Are you ready with all the cool summer “must haves” for this year? We’ve got some amazing summer gear to help get your crew ready to hit the waves, whether it’s the beach, a backyard pool, a lazy river, or crystal clear lake. Let’s start with towels, a necessity for every kid, every summer. But towels don’t have to be boring just because they’re a necessity! Why not ...
Mother's Day Gifts

Gifts to Suit Any Mom

The world would be a very different place without moms. Mother’s Day is coming soon, and you may be wondering what to buy for your mom this year. Mother’s Day is set aside for us to honor our mothers, but every mom is different. What works for one mother wouldn’t be the right kind of gift for another. Never fear, we found gifts to suit any mom out there and compiled a handy reference list of ideas to spark your creative gift giving ...

Make Easter Special for Every Child

Easter is fast approaching, and with it comes the wonder of spring and new life. For the Easter holiday, baskets, bunnies, candy, games, and other fun things help make the day special and unique for children. This year, there are lots of ways for you to help make the day extra special for your little ones. Easter baskets are not “one size fits all” for every boy and girl, and you can make sure your child knows which basket is for him or her ...

Top Wedding Gift Ideas for 2019

When choosing wedding gifts, keep in mind that whatever you choose should reflect the needs and interests of the bride and groom. Most couples will be setting up house together for the first time, so functional, practical household items such as kitchenware or homewares are always acceptable. Personalized wedding gifts are also a great choice for new couples. Personalized gifts like photo address labels are always a big hit because they are ...

Post-Holiday Organizing Tips

It’s the beginning of a new year! The holidays are over, and life is getting back to a familiar routine. But even though the holidays are behind you, evidence of their presence may still linger in the form of decorations and other seasonal items that need to find a place to hang out until they’re called into use again. You want to keep these items and have easy access to them, but they don’t need to be at your fingertips. To that end, we’ve ...

Top Gifts for Kids

Christmas is just around the corner, and we’ve got some inside information for those of you who are shopping for children this year. Perfect not only for Christmas time, but also great choices for birthday gifts and other special occasions, we’ve got the lowdown on the top gifts kids are clamoring for this year, and we’re about to let you in on the secret! When children want to let their imagination take over and help them become something ...
Personalized gifts for kids by Lillian Vernon

The Power of Personalized Presents

Everyone likes to be remembered for special occasions, whether it’s a birthday, wedding, anniversary, housewarming, retirement, graduation, Christmas, or another special holiday. One great way to give a memorable gift is to choose something that can be personalized. While your grandmother may have had monogrammed pillowcases, personalized gift giving these days isn’t limited to the way grandma used to do things, although we can take our cue ...

Show-Stopping Fall Tablescapes

  Autumn has arrived across the country, bringing cooler weather and vibrantly colored changing leaves. Last month we suggested getting the whole family involved in decorating your house, entryway, and yard with fall décor. If you’ve already started your seasonal decorating, you’re no doubt enjoying the changes and looking forward to everyone’s favorite fall holiday, Thanksgiving. We’ve been putting our heads together to come up with ...
Halloween Decor by Lillian Vernon

It’s Time to Get Spooky!

As temperatures start to cool off around the country, the kids become settled in their school time routines, and leaves begin to change color, thoughts of Halloween parties, trick or treating, and Halloween costume contests fill young minds everywhere. Are you ready for the spookiest time of the year? You’ve come to the right place! Lillian Vernon is your Halloween Headquarters, with trick or treat bags, Halloween décor, and spooktacular ...