Sep 21 2010

Personalized Gifts From With Grace

I love discovering cute new shops in different areas of the city.

With Grace is an adorable shop up in Roscoe Village that is known for the fab weddings gifts.  I immediately took to this personalized, bright and monogrammed serving tray from Fontaine Maury.

Check out the other great ideas for yourself at 2238 West Roscoe

With Grace


Sep 21 2010

Give Coasters of Chi Town

This is the perfect housewarming gift for a Chicagoan.

This Etsy artist uses black and white photography of local spots around the city and then ads a little flair with some bright pops of color.

$40 for 2 sets of 4 coasters

Mad Canvases


Sep 21 2010

i heart illinois necklace

If you love Chicago … flaunt it.

These custom state necklaces are from a local Chicago Etsy designer.

She can personalize it for any state you’d like with a heart on the city that you love.

Have a few places close to heart?  Try the layered look with your home town, new town, college town, etc.




Sep 20 2010

Give The Coolest Monogrammed Goods Out There

IOMOI has the cutest, coolest and chicest monogrammed goods around.

Perfect for housewarming gifts, wedding gifts or gifts for your bridal party.

My personal favs are the lucite trays, the ice buckets and the coasters.



Sep 20 2010

Custom Cereal and Granola

Me and Goji cereal is a great gift for the health nut.  You design and customize your own granola or cereal and pick from over 60 natural ingredients to make a perfect combination.  
You can even name your creation and upload a picture right on the label.
$5-$15 for 21oz of cereal

Sep 10 2010

Solar Powered Sound System Sweepstakes

The Gift Insider is giving away one of the coolest new gadgets out there – A SOLAR POWERED SOUND SYSTEM FOR IPOD AND IPHONES – THE ETON SOULRA ($200 Value).

It’s solar panel let’s you play your music without plugging it in for up to 7 hours. It’s made of rubber and aluminum so it’s super durable and splash proof – perfect for partying and entertaining outdoors.
A huge thank you to Eton for providing this innovative and green product.

Ways to Enter:
You can do just one or all of the below – each can be done once daily
2. Follow me and Tweet about the contest – include @thegiftinsider and #contests (1 Entry)
5. Post a link to this site or contest on your site or blog (3 Entries!)
Sweeps will go from Friday September 9th, 2010 11:00 AM EST until November 30th 2010 11:00 AM EST.
We will pick one winner at random within 72 hours of the close date and contact you via email
Winner will a Eton Soulra – $200.00 Value
By Entering the Sweepstakes you are also signing up to receive The Gift Insider


Sep 10 2010

Tailgating Party Set Sweepstakes

In honor of the Football and tailgating season, we are giving away two of the most unique, creative and useful tailgating items we have discovered over at The Gift Insider.



Sep 10 2010

Etch-It Party Cups

A pretty brilliant idea…

Plastic cups with a label that you can use your finger to etch in your name.

Totally eliminates everyone at the party loosing their drinks every 15 minutes.

$8.00 for a pack of 32


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