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  1. Gift Ideas For A Music Lover

    November 30, 2016 by barbara

    The gifting season has begun!  We will be celebrating Christmas in just a few more weeks.  Have you got all your shopping done?  I know that while it is fun to shop for presents but sometimes it can be pretty stressful too, especially if you have a tricky person on your gifting list.  I have one who is a music lover and I have just found a few ideas that I am going to share with you, in case you are not sure what to get that music-lover in your life.

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    iRig Karaoke Microphone from UrbanOutfitters.  All you need to do is just connect the microphone to the phone and sing your heart out.  Don’t forget to get the xlr microphone cable too.

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    Personalized Record Door Mat to make everyone feel welcomed.  Get it from UnCommonGoods.com

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    Cute pastel headphones from Modcloth.com.  Definitely a fashion statement.


  2. Gift Ideas For Coworkers

    November 10, 2016 by barbara

    Yes, it’s almost the most wonderful time of the year.  There will be office holiday party planned and secret gift exchange coming up.  Sometimes it is not easy shopping for co-workers. If you want to be prepared for this fun event, here are some gift ideas that are office appropriate and are guaranteed to put a smile on your coworkers faces.

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    Journal planner from Poketo.com.  Great for organizing schedules, notes, goals or doodles.

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    Enamel mug from Poketo.com.  These beautifully crafted mugs are made of porcelain enamel and are very durable. Can be moved easily from fridge to oven, to stovetop and even outdoor grill (if your coworker decides to bring the mug home).

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    Holiday Hot Chocolate Gift Box from 1-800-Flowers.com.  Nothing beats sipping a mug of gourmet hot chocolate while sitting by the fire. This hot chocolate gift set is filled with peppermint and milk chocolate cocoa.

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    Foot Rest from Amazon.  It helps to soothe the tired feet, knee pain and lower back pain.  Sitting for long periods at the desk causes a host of problems even if one exercises regularly.  Problems such as strained neck and shoulders, swelling in the ankles and legs due to circulation problem as well as pressure on the lower back and legs are common and can be avoided. A Foot Rest can help prevent these work-related injuries and increase productivity.  Your coworker will be delighted to receive this beneficial gift.

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    Monkey Oh versatile dock, cord wrap and iPhone stand.     Gets rid of the clutter and holds on tight to your iPhone or iPod Touch.  Available at Felixbrand.com.

    The best part about this guide is that everything is below $30.  Happy shopping!


  3. Birthday Gift Ideas For A Teenager

    September 21, 2016 by barbara

    So a friend’s 13-year-old son is celebrating his birthday next weekend.  My friend is planning a birthday party  at her home.   She’s a wonderful cook and I always look forward to her parties and dinner gathering.  I am looking for a gift for her son and as much as I love shopping, I find it difficult to get a birthday gift for a teenager.  I know he loves music so I can probably look at guitar center used gear.   I found a few more fun gift ideas from UnCommonGoods.com.

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    Personal Planetarium

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    Baseball Game (Board Game)

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    Makey Makey Go gadget that can turn everyday objects into digital gadgets  Just plug, click and play to turn objects into touchpads.

     


  4. Gift Ideas For Expecting Moms

    August 2, 2016 by barbara

    Are you planning a baby shower for a dear friend or your loved ones? Giving moms a gift that is specifically for her is a great way to acknowledge just how special she is.  Well, not sure what to get for her?  Here are a few gift ideas which I believe every mom to be would love.

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    Time for Mom Pampering Box from NotOnTheHighStreet.com.  Pregnancy takes a huge toll on a woman physically, mentally, and emotionally. A pampering gift allows soon-to-be-mom to take time to relax and feel refreshed.

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    Boppy Nursing Pillow from Boppy.com

    Foot Rest To Reduce Enema

    Many pregnant women suffer from edema during pregnancy.  This is a common occurrence and elevating the legs with a leg rest while sleeping helps to reduce the swelling.

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    Gift card from SpaFinder.com.  A spa treatment that can help her unwind.


  5. Birthday Gift Ideas For Men

    March 25, 2016 by barbara

    Struggling to find the perfect gift for a man?  Well here are a few ideas for some cool gifts.

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    Star Wars Death Star BBQ.  Great for chicken annihilation.

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    Memobottle, an eco-friendly square water bottle.

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    Kung Fu Master USB Drive that is more deadly than your regular usb drive.

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    Batman Mirror for the superheroes fan.

    All the above are available at Fowndry.com


  6. How to Pick the Right Kind of Gift for Your Husband

    January 14, 2016 by barbara

    There are many different types of gift that you can get for your husband. So, I’ve separated the best ideas into different categories. Each category provides a gift that is a little different from the rest.

    Something Practical

    The great thing about buying a gift that has a practical application is that’s more likely to be useful to the person that you’re buying for. There are loads of practical items that make good gifts for men. If they have a particular hobby, you could get something that helps them carry it out. Or you could get something simple like a new leather wallet or somewhere to hang their keys, so they don’t lose them. All these ideas are very practical, and they all make great gifts for busy men with a lot of important stuff to do.

    Something They Love

    You can’t go too far wrong if you buy a gift that relates to something that they love in life. Maybe they’re a fan of a specific sports team, for example. If this is the case, you should buy them some tickets to a big game or a jersey with their name on the back of it. It’s a pretty straightforward gift. But the great thing about it is that it’s sure to go down well with your husband. Or you could get them something that they enjoy as a treat. This could mean some pipe tobacco or maybe a bottle of their favourite alcoholic drink. Or you could take them out for an evening at their favourite restaurant with their friends and family.

    Something Unforgettable

    If you want your gift to be as great as it possibly can be, it should be something that your husband will never forget. Many gifts are forgotten about within half a year. But some of the best can provide memories that last for a lifetime. For example, you could give them flying lessons or the chance to do a bungee jump. If they have something like that on their bucket list but haven’t done it yet, you should give them the chance. It’s sure to be something that stays with them for a very long time. It costs a little more money to buy this kind of gift, but it could be worth it if they remember it forever.

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    Something Unexpected

    You don’t have to stick to the conventional ideas or the things that your husband will expect. Often, the best gifts are the ones that come out of the blue. Your husband might not even know that they want the gift you get them into they’ve actually got it. In many ways, this is the best answer. For this option, you have to think outside the box and find ways to get to the bottom of what gift will be bother appreciated and unexpected by your husband. Only you can up with the answer! It should be something that you think would work for them even though they don’t know it yet.


  7. Gift Guide for the Man in Your Life

    January 6, 2016 by barbara

    I like to read gift guides to get some advice and gift idea inspiration. So I thought I would share a gift guide with some ideas for the man in your life. Whether you have a husband or boyfriend, or it is your dad or a teenage son, they will all have birthdays this year. The gifts could also work for valentine’s day, anniversary or other special occasion. It can just be a struggle to know what to get them sometimes, can’t it? So if you need some inspiration, read on.

    Aftershave & Cologne

    This always works well for anyone because who doesn’t want to smell nice? They all bathe and shave too, right, so it is a must have. It is always good if you pick out the scent and you like how they smell too. Go for more musky, woody scents, rather than floral.

    Man Crate

    Have you heard of ‘man crates’? It is just a term for a hamper for men and it is totally a thing! Grab a wooden crate, or even a box or wicker basket if you’d like. Then fill it with some of their favourite things. It could include their favourite foods or sweets. If you are feeling extra creative then how about filling it with some home baked goods? Some male grooming products will go down well too. Does your man love DIY? If so, you could go for a man crate filled with DIY essentials or tools.

    How about adding some fun games or toys like a remote control helicopter or something more quirky like a record player? There are a lot of options around, you just need to plan ahead and shop around. Gifts like this are great because they are a bit more unusual. Made just for your man. Have a look at some more unusual gifts for him at Cuckooland.com.

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    Drinks

    If they drink, they getting them their favourite tipple will be a winner. You could even get them something fun like a ‘brew your own beer’ kit or ‘make your own wine’ set. There are a variety of these on the market at varying prices. It also doubles up as something fun that you can do together.

    Clothes & Accessories

    In my experience, men don’t buy themselves as many clothes or accessories as women do. It is more when they need something new, rather than just wanting something new. So how about treating them to something new? You could get them some new boxers or briefs or socks or slippers. If you have a little more to spend, you could splash out on a new watch or sunglasses. They are signature items for men! Other cools things would be some new workout gear if that is their thing, or perhaps a new hat or a  leather satchel. There are a lot of options so just think of your men and your budget and go from there.

    Good luck with your gift buying. If you plan enough in advance, you could make sure that they have the best birthday or valentine’s day ever!


  8. Unsure What Gift To Bring To A Christening? Here’s 3 Gift Idea To Help You

    December 18, 2015 by barbara

    Being invited to a Christening is an incredible honour. You’ll get to witness, usually a baby being introduced into a religious life and get the chance the celebrate with their friends and family. If you aren’t religious yourself or if you’ve never been invited to a christening before, you might be feeling unsure as to what gift to bring with you. But don’t worry there are plenty of options out there for you to choose from. Here are three gift ideas to help your buy the perfect gift to commemorate this very special occasion.

    Something personalised

    Personalised christening gift ideas are popular as they add an extra special touch. These are often the gifts that people will treasure as it has something unique to them included in the gift. You could get a silver bangle or locket engraved with the baby’s name and the date of their christening. Or a special message embroidered onto a teddy bear or an item on clothing. Always ensure you get the right spelling and correct date before having anything personalised. This could be quite embarrassing otherwise.

    Something religious

    This can be a risky choice if you aren’t particularly religious or have no experience with this particular religion. Do plenty of research into Christianity beforehand to make sure you buy items that are suitable. Adorable religious artwork the parents can hang in the nursery or toys such as a small Noah’s ark would make excellent religious gifts. Items that include Christian symbols such as a cross or a dove are also popular. You could buy a decorative wooden cross or a Christening box with dove imagery included into it. Another option is to buy a children’s Bible that will teach the child about their religion when they get a little older.

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    Something to wear

    The parents or godparents have most likely have bought an outfit for the baby to wear for the ceremony. But that doesn’t mean you cannot buy something else they can wear. A knitted blanket in white, pink or blue would be a wonderful addition to the baby’s outfit. Plus it will keep them warm if the church or venue get’s cold. You could buy some socks or shoes for the baby to wear that also compliments their christening gown and keep them comfortable. You could even buy them something to wear for after the ceremony. The child may feel uncomfortable in a traditional gown, so providing a secondary outfit to wear at the party afterwards will be ideal. Make sure whatever you choose is soft and still looks special for their big day. Remember to present this gift before the christening. Ideally a few days before, otherwise, they won’t be used for their intended purpose.

    These gift ideas should now make you feel more comfortable about buying a christening gift. There are so many brilliant options in-store and online that cater for this occasion. So you should have no trouble finding something appropriate. If you’re still uncertain, talk to the parents to know if there is anything they need or want.


  9. Christmas Gift Ideas For Music Lover

    December 1, 2015 by barbara

    December is here.  It is the most beautiful time of the year.  Christmas is just a few weeks away.  Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet?  Still not sure what to get for your friends and family?  Well if you have a music lover in your shopping list, do check out some of the gift ideas here such as the Johnny Cash rock and roll t-shirt, roadrunner bags or the Hal Leonard Fender Black Tolex Metal Lunch Box.

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    You can also add a special touch to your gift by wrapping it with music sheet notes or using the notes as bows.

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  10. Funny Gifts For Women This Holiday

    November 19, 2014 by barbara

    Have you started your festive shopping already?  Well if you are scratching your head what to get for a woman who has everything, well, you may want to check out some fun gifts such as this Superhero Caped Socks.   It is just the perfect gift for any wannabe hero or heroines.  Pop on a pair of these wonderful whimsical socks and tackle whatever life throws at you.  These socks are 80% acrylic, 17% polyester and 3% spandex.   Get a pair from here.