When it comes to gift giving, I feel that it’s important to listen to your heart and try to gift something that truly reflects the receivers personality as well as their likes and loves. Sometimes, that’s  not so easy!

I’ve found that creating Holiday Hampers are a fun and creative way to gift. No need for a huge expense, as you’ll see a delicious batch of homemade popcorn (fabulous Country House Homemade Popcorn recipe here) and a pair of movie tickets (see Goodies for free downloadable gift tags here) could make a very thoughtful “time out” for that super busy couple. Or a New Year’s Eve Bucket of fun for the family that’ll be staying in this year…Just think of the possibilities!

Please do enjoy my latest Lifestyle segment on WFSB’s Better Connecticut with co-hosts Kara Sunlun and Debbie Wright!

Love, Nora


  1. Mary Lou Cummings on December 18, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Nora – love the gardener’s gift basket. Such a variety of items to offer-and receive. And the wicker container is so roomy!??

  2. Jane Siebrass on December 19, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Hi Nora. Such wonderful ideas! It is so fun to use different containers instead of getting a gift bag! I was trying to find out how to see when an order of mine is coming I haven’t received a delivery date. I’m overly excited I purchase Willie the Scotty dog and it was ordered December 12th. I lost my beloved dog of 16 1/2 years a couple weeks ago and I thought I’d order this in remembrance of him. My order number is 18108. I tried looking on the order 2 inquire but I can’t get anywhere to leave a message. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful Christmas. Love Jane

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