Attending a Christmas party with friends or co-workers? What gift are you taking? Here’s the ultimate list of cheap gift ideas (most under $30) that are great for gift exchange games. If you need Dirty Santa gifts (or White Elephant gift ideas, Yankee Swap gifts, etc), we’ve got the best gifts for adults — from conservative and practical to risque and hilarious — all right here!
Hobbies & Crafts
This is where you'll find recent articles from our Coins, Cardmaking. Crafts, Holidays, Parties, and Family Games sites at The Fun Times Guide. If it's about fun things to collect, fun hobbies to enjoy, or fun home entertaining ideas for each season and holiday... we're talking about it here! Real people are sharing their favorite tips & tricks for making, collecting, playing, and planning things at home.
Here’s how to Mod Podge cute, no-nail alphabet letters to the wall of a child’s room. See how I used adult coloring book pages & Mod Podge glue to turn cardboard and wooden alphabet letters into fun wall decor for my toddler’s room.
Have a 1956 wheat penny? Want to know what it’s worth? See the value of a 1956-D wheat penny, a 1956 penny with no mintmark, and 1956 pennies with errors.
Off-center coins are rare… but not impossible to find! See photo examples of off-center error coins + The value of off-center coins, based on percent off-center.
Have an Oregon state quarter? Some Oregon quarters have errors worth lots of money! Here’s what to look for & how much Oregon state quarter errors are worth.
Have a 1954 wheat penny? Want to know what it’s worth? See the value of a 1954-D penny, a 1954-S penny, a 1954 penny with no mintmark, and 1954 pennies with errors.
If you have a 2008 Arizona quarter error coin, it could be worth $5… or more! Some Arizona quarters have an extra cactus leaf, some were struck off-center, some have die chips (raised metal chunks on the coin’s surface), and some have a die crack running through the second “A” in ARIZONA. Here’s what to look for and how much these Arizona state quarter errors are worth.
Have a 1953 wheat penny? Want to know how much it’s worth? See the value of 1953 pennies, a list of 1953 penny errors, and whether or not 1953 pennies are rare.
Don’t waste those pumpkins you carved for Halloween this year! Here are a bunch of fun ways to use leftover Halloween pumpkins. See lots of food & party recipes using a leftover pumpkin — like pumpkin butter, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin milkshakes, roasted pumpkin seeds, and more. Plus, how to make DIY planters & flower pots, serving bowls, pumpkin toss games, and dog toys. Heck, you can even use leftover pumpkins to make a healthy facial mask, feed the wildlife in your yard, or plant the seeds and grow your own pumpkins for next year!
I thought I would get a jumpstart on some fun handmade gifts and make pine cone fire starters this year. For my first batch, I used a large red cinnamon-scented candle and a spool of candle wick. Next, I’m excited to experiment with different colors and different scents of wax — it will be a good way for me to get rid of all my candles and Scentsy wax which I no longer use, since I’ve become a fan of diffusing essential oils.
There are several kinds of errors on Wyoming quarters that are worth a lot of money! Here’s a list of the Wyoming state quarter errors you should be looking for and what they’re worth if you find one + How much a regular Wyoming quarter without errors is worth.
Have a 1952 penny? Want to know what it’s worth? Here are the most valuable 1952 wheat pennies, errors to look for, and a price guide for all 1952 pennies. The ultimate 1952 wheat penny price guide.
Some 2006 Colorado quarters have errors that make them worth a lot more than just 25 cents. In fact, some are worth $10 to $50… or more! Do you have a Colorado quarter with errors? Here are the Colorado state quarter errors to look for. Plus the value for Colorado quarters without errors.
Want to know how much your 1951 wheat penny is worth? Here’s how to tell rare & valuable 1951 pennies apart from common ones. Plust a list of 1951 penny errors to look for.
Have a 1982 dime? Some 1982 Roosevelt dimes are worth $50 — or more! Here’s a look at the 1982 No Mint Mark dime, why it’s rare, and how much other 1982 dimes are worth.
There are 3 valuable 2005 Kansas quarter error coins: 1) the IN GOD WE RUST quarter error, 2) the Humpback Bison quarter error, and 3) the Spitting Bison quarter error. Here’s what to look for — and how much each one is worth. Plus, the value of other Kansas quarters without errors.
Here’s how to tell how much your 1950 penny is worth. See the circulated vs uncirculated 1950 wheat penny value, how many 1950 pennies were made, how rare 1950 pennies are, and which 1950 penny is the most valuable.
The Spitting Horse Delaware quarter error is worth as much as $20… and it can be found in your pocket change! Here’s where and what to look for on a 1999 Delaware quarter. Plus, see how much this error coin is worth AND how much all other Delaware quarters are worth, too.
Here’s how to tell a rare & valuable 1949 wheat penny from a common 1949 penny (which is still worth 3 cents or more). The truth is values of 1949 wheat pennies are all over the board: Most circulated 1949 pennies are worth 3 or 4 cents. Uncirculated 1949 pennies are generally worth $1 or more. Other 1949 Lincoln cents with errors are worth $100 or more. Some rare 1949 wheat penny values soar beyond $1,000 apiece! See how much YOUR 1949 penny is worth…
A DMPL Morgan dollar is an uncirculated Morgan silver dollar with mirrored surfaces — which look much like those of a proof coin. Hence the acronym DMPL for ‘deep mirror prooflike’! See how DMPL Morgan dollars are different from ‘prooflike’ and ‘semi-prooflike’ Morgan silver dollars… and how much they’re worth!
VAM dollars are highly popular Morgan silver dollars and Peace silver dollars with unique die varieties. Here’s what they’re worth + Tips for collecting VAM silver dollars.
All about 1948 wheat pennies, including… How much a 1948-S penny is worth. How much a 1948-D penny is worth. How much a 1948 wheat penny with no mintmark is worth.The most valuable 1948 penny. How many 1948 pennies were made. Which 1948 wheat pennies are rare. And 1948 error pennies you should look for — including 1948 doubled dies and other oddities.
There’s a 1965 quarter worth $7,000 because it was made on the wrong metal (silver instead of copper-nickel clad). Here’s how to identify a 1965 silver quarter. Plus a list of other rare transitional error coins to look for in all denominations — pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, and dollar coins.
Looking for the 1947 wheat penny value? Here’s the ultimate guide to 1947 pennies – how many were made, and the inside scoop on the most valuable 1947 pennies. Everything you want to know about your 1947 penny value.
See how much a 1940 wheat penny with no mintmark is worth and how much a 1940-D penny is worth. The most valuable 1940 penny (with wear from circulation) is the 1940-S penny. See how much all of your 1940 pennies are worth here…