This might sound strange, but now I can understand what my mom meant when she would tell us “just wait until you reach my age . . .” though she still kept on going.
Mom was “the” energizer bunny of the 50’s and 60’s. She loved entertaining and all that went with it — she was the quintessential hostess for every holiday and any family event that called for a gathering.
It’s funny, but when I think back she taught me more than I realize.
It is most evident today as our lives have become complicated and are intertwined with extended families. Entertaining today takes on a new life very unlike it was back in the day.
So be it, we have to change with the times. I now realize I have less time to do more for the holidays and I’m sure I’m not alone.
I had an AHHHH! HA! moment. There are lots of on-line shopping deals that just might free up some time for you and help you to shop stress free. And of course, save money.
We have embraced shopping on-line in this age of technology, though I personally have only started about a year ago. It was a life-changing experience for me and so unlike my holiday shopping way back ‘in the day’.
Now I purchase many of my wines from wine.com and and MyWinesDirect.com. It so much easier and a big time saver without the crowds. Their sites are very user friendly.
This season you can shop for great wine and great deals with FREE shipping on all wine and gifts at and select from individual bottles of wine, wine clubs, or gourmet gift baskets.
Don’t fret yet, you can even get an e-Gift certificates. Just choose a denomination starting at $50 and then hit send. No stress and it just may be the perfect gift.
You can also find food and wine pairings at wine.com to help you choose the perfect wine. I hope this helps with your shopping whether it’s for gifts or for your holiday gatherings with family and friends.
This post has been revised to remove the outdated links.