Lillian Vernon Blog

A Treasury of Fine Gifts Since 1951

Browsing Category:

Holidays & Occasions

Top Essentials to Create the Perfect Easter Baskets

Looking to create the ultimate Easter baskets for them this year? Every year kiddos look forward to the Easter holiday. It’s the time of year that signifies spring and new beginnings. To them, it means fun, games and treats in their Easter baskets.  This year, when channeling your inner Easter Bunny, be sure you have the top essentials on hand to create a memorable Easter Basket for them.   At the top of the list should ...
Pet training

Pet Training 101 – Hacks for Training Furry Friends

February is Dog Training Month, and Saturday, February 22, 2020 is National Walk the Dog Day, a day all about celebrating your four-footed furry friend by taking him, her, or them on a special date to their favorite spot, or perhaps discovering a new favorite. Dogs need regular exercise in order to stay healthy, just like us. Sticking to a walking routine can help reduce destructive behavior, maintain a pet’s healthy weight, and help your ...

5 Budget Friendly Ideas for a Romantic Evening

The most romantic day of the year is also the one day of the year that restaurants are always over-crowded, over-booked, and over-priced. A better option for the special day is to stay at home instead. You can make your stay-at-home date even more special than going out. Impress your Valentine with date night in this year! Here are a few tips on how to pull it off. 1. Wine + Dinner Whatever you do, do not forget the wine! Depending on what’s ...

Warm Your Heart with Tea

It’s the beginning of a whole new year and a brand new decade! The hustle and bustle of the holidays is past, and it’s time to get back to life as usual. January is National Hot Tea Month, and we have some great ideas to help you celebrate your favorite tea. After water, tea is the second most consumed beverage the world over, and for good reason. There are so many delicious varieties, with some teas that come from sources other than the tea ...

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 ...
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 ...