40 best bridal shower gifts and gift ideas for 2021

After a year of nearly no weddings, the 2021 wedding season is now happily in full swing, and that includes all the pre-wedding festivities — like a bridal shower. According to the experts at Zola, an online wedding registry, wedding planner and retailer, 79 percent of 2021 couples are planning to have some type of wedding shower. Whether you’ve known the bride-to-be for a few months or a few years, it can be a struggle to figure out what to buy her, especially if all the gifts are loaded into one major wedding registry. As a wedding planner myself —

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Gemini gift ideas and birthday presents

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Nailing down the perfect gift is notoriously difficult, but it can be particularly tough when that someone is passionate about a lot of different things. Curious, adventurous, vibrant and the life of the party — all ways to broadly describe Geminis. With birthdays from May 22 to June 22, Geminis are well known for their love of learning, discovering new things and getting along with all types of people.

And as we head into the summer, many Geminis are strategically planning their return to a world where traveling, partying and seeing friends is the new (back to) normal.

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The Grilling Essentials to Gift This Father’s Day

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It’s that time of the year — the smell of backyard barbecues wafts through the neighborhood and newsletter guides on how to make the best grilled burger are flooding our inboxes. It’s also time to celebrate fathers, father figures, and/or the avid grillers in your life. Whether they’ve yet to step near their outdoor grill or are a total barbecue master, there’s no better time to help improve their trove of grilling essentials.

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What to buy your grad

It’s been a year of ups and downs, requiring strength and resilience to move forward in uncertain times. There’s no better occasion to celebrate the recent graduate in your life. Whether they’re saying goodbye to high school or college life, check out our list of must-have gifts from local businesses and much more.

1. Cookware

Stop by Artichoke at Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine and select some cookware options for the new grad. Whether you’re looking for pots and pans or more unique items, this store will give you lots of inspiration.

2. Casual kickers

Whether they’re graduating high

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2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes odds, contenders, predictions, picks: Top handicapper fading Beautiful Gift

John Velazquez can break the record for most Black-Eyed Susan wins by a jockey when he hops aboard the favorite, Beautiful Gift, in the 2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday at Pimlico Race Course. The 49-year-old Velazquez has won the race four times, most recently in 2012 with In Lingerie, which is tied with Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron for the most ever. This year, Velazquez will ride Beautiful Gift, the 9-5 favorite in the 2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes odds.

Adventuring, who will be ridden by Florent Geroux, is 4-1 in the 2021 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes field, while The

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51 Best Father’s Day Gifts in 2021: Gift Ideas for Every Dad for a Foolproof Father’s Day

Now that vaccines have made it possible to be together in person again, showing appreciation and connecting with your family is more important and exciting than ever. With Father’s Day approaching, there’s an opportunity to celebrate the dads, granddads, husbands, and all the father figures in our lives, whether they’re near or far, with a great gift.

If you’re lucky enough to be spending the day with your father come June 21, there are plenty of activity-based Father’s Day gift ideas worth considering. Perhaps it’s firing up your own pizza with an at-home portable oven, getting out on the green

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