Last Minute Gifts for the Southern Man...

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So there is one day left before Christmas, and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t started your Christmas shopping. I do all of mine on Christmas Eve, every year. I call it a tradition because that sounds much better than procrastination. Over the years I’ve developed a talent for knowing what to give and what to stay away from. However, some of you may not be seasoned professionals, and some of you may have to buy for men. We tend to be hard to shop for because let’s face it, if we want it, we probably bought it already. So here are some tips for buying last-minute presents for guys: Something Thoughtful The best way to impress a guy is to get him something that he would never think about that complements something...

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Make Your Own Wine Labels

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  Wine is a holiday staple, both for serving at get-togethers and gifting.  Make your favorite bottles extra-special by making personalized wine labels with these suggestions from grapestompers.com  How to make your own wine...

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Southern-bred Holiday Gift Wines...

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A true southern lady or gentleman never shows up empty-handed for a holiday dinner party. But what wine should you bring to wow your hostess or host? Forget Napa Valley and Bordeaux, y’all. Here are a few recommendations to help you pick out a delicious, affordable wine from down South. Malbec, from South America The Malbec grape makes a medium to full-bodied red wine that drinks as smooth as velvet. It’s an especially great choice for a party where steak or BBQ are on the menu, or for a host who loves hearty red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon. Some delicious Malbecs to look for are those by Dona Paula, Catena, Tikal, and Gascon. (Around $12-$30)   Chenin Blanc, from South Africa Have a host who loves Chardonnay? Kindly introduce them to Chenin Blanc, a...

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Homemade Holiday Ideas

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  Looking for more homemade holiday ideas?  Check out these great suggestions from HGTV.  We just love those painted pail stockings! Handmade Holidays from...

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Create Your Own Silhouette Portraits...

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Silhouette portraits make great personal gifts for parents and pet owners alike.  Follow this simple tutorial to create a silhouette and print it on the paper of your choice.  Add a mat and frame and give a gift everyone is sure to love. Materials Digital photo* Computer Photoshop (or similar software) High-quality paper** Procedure Follow this SitePoint tutorial * Photos with simple, solid colored backgrounds are easiest to use.  If taking a photo to use, try to use a blank wall as your backdrop. ** For the best results, use a photo printer with archival-quality paper or have your silhouette professionally printed by a photo printing...

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