Sandy Allen

Sandy Allen is a freelance writer based in Richmond, Virginia. She contributes articles and blog posts on travel, hotels, dining and boating (especially dining while boating) to sites such as AFAR, Family Destinations Guide, Our Community Now and PierShare.

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37 Meaningful Thank You Gifts to Show Appreciation

Show your appreciation with these 37 thoughtful thank you gifts. Find the perfect thank you gifts for coworkers, wedding thank you gifts and more.

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37 Top Gifts for Teachers

Need a thoughtful gift for teachers to show your favorite educator how much you adore them? These teacher gift ideas are bound to put a smile on their face.

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49 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts to Grab in 2021

Calling all last-minute Christmas gift shoppers! Kick procrastination to the curb with these last-minute Christmas gifts for Mom, Dad and everyone in between.

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53 Gifts Under $25 That Won't Bust Your Budget

Make your friends and budget happy with these great gifts under $25. Whether you need a thank-you gift or something to wow at the white elephant party, we cover it all.

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41 Unique Last-Minute Gift Ideas for 2021

Need a last-minute gift idea before the clock runs out? This list of last-minute birthday gifts, last-minute wedding gifts and more has you covered.

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29 Useful Keto Gifts for Low-Carb Living

Give your low-carb loved ones something useful with the best keto gifts money can buy. Shop keto cooking classes, meal prep must-haves and more.

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25 Great Gifts for Bartenders

These thoughtful gifts for bartenders are sure to steal the heart of your favorite cocktail connoisseur. You'll be the master of mixology gifts in no time.

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27 Grilling Gifts for Your Favorite Grillmaster

Treat your favorite grillmaster to the best grilling gifts on the market. Cookout season is about to kick off with these BBQ gifts, gifts for meat smokers and more.

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7 Best Cocktail Shaker Sets to Shake Up Happy Hour

These top seven cocktail shaker sets will give your home happy hour a makeover. It's time to stir, strain, muddle and mix like a pro. Cheers!

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The 19 Best New Orleans Tours for 2021

These 19 best New Orleans tours are an exciting way to explore NOLA's incredible eats, history-steeped heritage and one-of-a-kind wildlife.