Blog : Unique Gifts

{Audio) A Fun Giving Game

In a recent Kind Over Matter Article, I invited readers to participate in a fun game I named, "Play it Forward." All participants have to do is offer a small act of kindness in the world — with a twist: include some way for the person who receives the kindness to "play it forward" for someo

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 🎉 I'd love to hear if you gave or received any creative gifts this holiday season that made your heart sing! Every year instead of giving material gifts, my West Coast clan creates a "Holiday Hoopla" for the folks in the MidWest. We plan a whole day of fun activitie

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Live from High Tea with Marjorie

This newsletter is dedicated to one of our wonderful community members, Marjorie Akin, who contacted me a few months ago and said, "Hey, I've been following your work for a long time and I'm coming to San Francisco; could I treat you to tea as a thank you for all you do?" As you might imagine, I

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Add oomph for out-of-towners

Want to add some awesome oomph to your friend or family's visit to your hometown?  If they're staying at a local hotel, call a few days ahead of time and ask the front desk if you could drop off some sweet treats and/or flowers and if they'd deliver them to the room your friends are staying in.

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This last minute Dad’s Day gift idea might make you cry!

My friend Tamara has three awesome daughters. I've never met them in person, but I've loved them from afar whenever I hear stories about them from Tamara. These three wonderful teens —Cassidy, McKenna + Cori — got wind of my Love List idea last year and they decided to make a video for their

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Father’s Day Love List Video

Thank you to Cassidy, McKenna + Cori for giving me permission to post this creative and loving Father's Day gift video they made in 2017 for their Dad. Hopefully it might inspire you to give a Love List Video Gift for someone in your life! For those of you who may want to try a Love List vide

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{Gift idea!} Next time you go away, leave this behind!

I want to tell you about an amazing couple and a creative gift idea they shared with me recently! Maggie and Lacy live in a beach town in Oregon and have been together for five years. For as long as I’ve known them, I have never heard either one say one word that is negative or mean-spirited ab

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A no-cost, purr-fectly heartfelt gift for pet lovers

Do you have a friend or family member who is just crazy about their pet? If so, I have a great gift idea for you. It's pawsitively heartwarming ... and doesn't cost a dime! I was lucky enough to stumble across a photo earlier today — that one to the left of a beautiful woman and her oh-so-adorabl

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Quick tip to “Love Better!”

You know me ... I'm all about "saying it now," expressing our love, and celebrating, right?! But I want you to know that I realize how busy you are, how tired you get, and how time just slips away until ... oops! drat! ... we've missed our sister's 20th anniversary, our cousin's 40th birthday, ou

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