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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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

Staycation vs Vacation | Which one is right for you?

Should you stay or should you go? That’s a question many families face this summer when debating the best use of their vacation time. There are multiple benefits to both staying at home and enjoying your vacation time and taking a trek together to explore new and exciting places. To help you in your staycation vs vacation decision, we’ve compiled a list of benefits for both the family staycation and the family vacation. Staycations have ...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is a worldwide celebration designed to honor fathers and father figures, celebrate fatherhood, and recognize the contributions of fathers in society. Father figures can include biological fathers, adoptive fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, uncles, big brothers, fathers-in-law, and other male relatives, friends, mentors, or other influential males who provided leadership, love, support, and guidance ...

6 Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is an annual holiday with a lot of meaning for many of us, but giving a meaningful Mother’s Day gift doesn’t necessarily have to mean spending a lot of money, or buying Mom the typical flowers or chocolates. Think beyond the mainstream ideas and television commercials, and you can do something even more meaningful for this Mother’s Day. Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas to help spark your creativity. Give Mom a ...

10 Creative Ways to Say “I Love You” On Valentine’s

“I love you.” Those three little words mean so much, and yet somehow fall short of expressing how you truly feel. But actions speak louder than words, and Valentine’s Day is really about saying “I love you” in more meaningful ways. True Romeos use the occasion to be creative and find thoughtful, original expressions of love. To help you be a romantic hero this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together 10 creative ways to say “I love you” without ...

How To Make New Year’s Resolutions (And Not Break Them)

Does anyone take New Year’s resolutions seriously anymore? Former President Obama doesn’t. He acknowledged as much in a recent interview with Prince Harry on the BBC: “I’m not sure I believe in New Year’s resolutions – typically people break them,” the former president said. Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle says she isn’t a fan of keeping to strict New Year’s resolutions anymore, either. The princess-to-be wrote ...

9 Christmas Desserts You Can Leave For Santa

Leaving out treats, a carrot and glass of milk for Santa is an easy way to enhance the magic of Christmas for small children … And it’s a pretty delicious surprise for ‘Santa’ too. Magic Reindeer Food: Guide Rudolph and his team this Christmas Eve with some magical reindeer food. Sprinkle the mix of oats and edible glitter in the yard – the glimmer in the moonlight will light the way for Santa and his sleigh and the reindeer will have ...

10 Tips to Help You Stay Productive At Work (Even Though It’s The Holidays)

We’re quickly approaching the holiday season, and as you try to juggle parties, shopping, hosting, planning, traveling, and work, there’s a good chance you will lose focus and momentum in the office. There are so many competing demands and expectations during the holidays that it is very easy to get overwhelmed. Many people lose focus during the holiday season because their to-do list swells while their time shrinks. Travel planning, guest ...