How to Wrap Presents Like a Pro

I really like giving gifts and I always try to give people something really special and personal. I'm the perfect case study for showing that giving is better than receiving! But I'll admit my presentation isn't always perfect. While it is the thought that counts, I wish my gifts didn't look like they were wrapped by a 5-year-old in the dark! But luckily for me (and maybe you too), it’s easy to step up your wrapping game with these 5 tips:
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Chocolate Fun Facts

As you’d expect on a day as special as National Chocolate Day, we’ve been celebrating accordingly. Wrappers discarded from gourmet truffles litter desks in our office and lunchtime was brought to a close with a slice of our chocolate cheesecake sampler. But we wanted to have our chocolate and learn about it too. So we did a little research and thought you might find these fun facts delicious (but maybe in a different way) too:
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3 Things You Need to Know to Talk Like a Sommelier

I freely admit that I know next to nothing about wine, but last fall I had the chance to go on a trip to Napa Valley, the wine-making capital of the United States. Included in my trip was a tasting event, with 30 or so different vineyards touting their wares. I had dozens of sommeliers talking to me about a wine’s notes of chocolate or berry, how rain changes a flavor profile, and why they only used bourbon barrels.
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Setting Your Holiday Table...On the Cheap!

I love throwing big family-style dinners and have grown up significantly in terms of my plating and serving. Right out of college my "Friendsgiving" used just about every bowl, utensil, and cooking instrument that I owned. Anyone on a tight budget knows that serving platters are a luxury, not a necessity, so we're eating right out the pot those potatoes were cooked in! But as I got older I wanted to "fancify" my big family-style dinners and slowly accrued colorful serving bowls, platters, nice glasses and more. I'm still a long way from Martha Stewart but every year my Friendsgiving gets a little more chic. I don't quite have the patience to sit and build my own fall foliage baskets, but that doesn't mean I can come up with a great holiday table on the cheap! Here's how you can do it:
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