A Gift for Giving: Making the Most of the Present

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Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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While the interior design world knows Donna Lang as a top-notch stylist and successful author, to friends she is known for giving the most imaginative, thoughtful, and distinctive gifts ever. Whether it's "extra bread" for a newlywed couple in the form of a sourdough loaf stuffed with dollar bills or a bouquet of asparagus for a gourmet cook, her gifts both express her creativity and reflect the recipient's interests, making these gifts as much fun to give as they are to receive.Rather than adding to the mountain of forgettable and generic "stuff" we all receive each holiday, Donna advocates giving gifts that are ephemeral: food, flowers, even money -- but with a twist that says extra thought has gone into them. Fifty crisp dollar bills, glued into a pad and bound with a cover has infinitely more flair than a gift certificate, and a bedside bouquet in a reusable water carafe will bring an invalid pleasure long after the flowers fade. Throughout the book, Donna includes her signature cost-cutting secrets to help her readers master designer looks on a budget and tips for personalizing her ideas to suit everyone on a reader's gift lis

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About the author (2000)

Donna Lang is the coauthor, with Lucretia Robertson, of Decorating with Fabric and Decorating with Paper, and the author of the Make It With Style series. Her design firm, Donna Lang Ltd., is located in Chatham, New Jersey, where she also lives.

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