Elegant Gifts for Pipe and Cigar Smokers

You don’t want to encourage smoking, but you want to find the right gifts for pipe and cigar smokers. These gift ideas honor your smoker’s hobby without actually encouraging the act of pipe and cigar smoking. Take a humidor, for example. The The Ochenta 80 Cigar Latin-American Humidors in Matte Mahogany was made in a country that […]

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White Elephant Gift Ideas and Tips

Here’s a list of 14 White Elephant gift ideas for holiday parties at Christmas, plus the rules for the gift exchange. I describe how a White Elephant Gift Exchange works so you know what you’re getting yourself into — and I also share a list of really bad ideas for White Elephant gifts. If you […]

6 Ways to Get Out of a Boring Conversation at a Party

These tips on how to end those boring conversations at dinners or parties aren’t about rushing away. Rather, these tips are meant to help you enjoy talking to anyone about anything. My husband (pictured) pointed out that it’s possible to get stuck in a boring conversation with an employee or neighbour – not just at […]

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17 Party Appetizer Ideas and Recipes – From Cheese Penguins to Devils

I rounded up these 17 ideas for appetizers and recipes for party snacks because I’m throwing two parties soon and don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute! Plus, November is Party Month on Quips and Tips 🙂 The recipe for the Cream Cheese Penguins is at the bottom of this article – it’s […]

16 Christmas Party Themes for Work or Home – Meaningful and Fun

Here lies a wide variety of themes for Christmas holiday parties – funny, meaningful, traditional, interesting, and yummy. We’ll start with Operation Christmas Child and end an Ugly Christmas Sweater or Pantsuit party theme (which I admit isn’t very original…but it is funny!). Christmas is the focus for these holiday ideas, but they can be […]

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How to Plan the Perfect Party for Your Dog

They don’t call dogs “fur babies” for no reason! These tips for planning your dog’s party (birthday or not) will help you celebrate with waggy tails and happy howls. Life’s too short to be serious about parties. These doggy party tips will help you cover all the bases! If your dog is turning a year old, […]

November is Party Month on Quips and Tips – Party Tips, Ideas, & Jobs!

Quips and Tips features a different theme every month; November is party tips, party plans, and even party jobs. ‘Tis the season for Thanksgiving parties, Christmas parties, and New Year’s parties. And, ‘tis the season for cleaning up the messes parties make – both emotional (“I can’t believe I said that to my boss!”) and […]

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20 Birthday Gifts for Women Turning 40 – Plus Retro Gift Ideas

There’s a gift for every woman on this list of the best gifts for women turning forty – even if she’s not thrilled to be facing her 40th birthday. The Mulco Unisex “Bluemarine” Stainless Steel and Light Watch pictured is both a pretty and a practical 40th birthday gift idea. It’s timeless, and perfect for any 40 […]