Jul 25 2011

Come Join me at the MsCareerGirl Connect Event – January 28th at District in Chicago

MsCareerGirl Connect and The Gift Insider

Come join the young professional ladies of Chicago for the first “Ms. Career Girl Connect” event! Hosted by MsCareerGirl.com in partnership with CarlislePR.

Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM (CT)

District Bar

170 W Ontario
Chicago, IL 60654

This after-work event was designed to inspire and connect local women in order to nurture personal and professional growth & friendship.

We have an impressive panel of outstanding women lined up for you. Our panelists will share their career stories, offer advice, discuss failure, fear, and work/life balance in a relaxed “talk show” style format. Panelists include:

What you’ll get:

  • The first 50 attendees will receive Ms. Career Girl gift bags full of coupons, samples, gift certificates and goodies from several businesses!
  • Passed appetizers included.
  • Attendees are automatically entered to win raffle prizes from our sponsors including a free spa package donated by YouSwoop.com Must be present to win.
  • Live Shopping with Stella & Dot, Creative Memories and Mary Kay after the panel.
  • Cash Bar.
  • A comfortable and relaxed environment designed to help you meet new girlfriends and make long-term connections.  This isn’t your typical networking event

$15 dollars for tickets – buy here: http://www.eventbrite.com/even​t/1892322989/MsCareerGirlConne​ct/17951409361

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Jul 25 2011

Radio Spot on Mancow’s Morning Madhouse Tomorrow

The Gift Insider on Mancow Morning Madhouse

We’ll be on Mancow’s Morning Madhouse tomorrow morning (July 26th) at 6:00 AM.  Mancow’s Morning Madhouse is ranked number 4 top radio program in the country! They have 11-12 million listeners daily and are heard in over 200 plus markets.  We’ll be chatting with Mancow about awesome gift ideas! Check out Mancow.com

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Jul 25 2011

Jul 25 2011

Creative Wedding Gift Ideas for the Extra Special Couple

Wedding Gift Ideas

Sometimes you need to STEP AWAY from the Registry! Here we have some unique gift ideas for weddings (with discount codes!) Show the people you care about the most how special they really are and give them something they will treasure forever.

Studio Jones Custom Canvases

Studio Jones1 on Etsy has some phenomenal gift ideas for wedding gifts. I really love how they take your photograph & put it on canvas. They can add words to fill in your body. It can be such a personal and meaningful gift. Perhaps a gift the bride and groom can give each other. Maybe the vows could be on the canvas. So many creative ways to personalize. $169 & ready to hang Get a 15% OFF discount code here

Lovebird Custom Champagne Flutes

Romance meets old world craftsmanship. Lovebird personalized champagne flutes are such a meaningful gift for that very special first toast. Have Mr. & Mrs. with the new last name & date hand engraved on each glass with lovebirds perched overhead. Jennifer, the artist, is a glass engraver from Tennessee and prides herself on using the age-old art of stone-wheel engraving. With newer technologies this has become a dying art, but this intricate process gives this custom glassware its beauty and character. A perfect one-of-a-kind wedding gift for the new couple or for a special anniversary. $42. 10% OFF code on The Gift Insider

Chrissy Ann Ceramics Custom Ring Bowl

So sweet. The ring dish is the updated version of the ring bearer pillow & has more sentimental uses. This handmade ceramic ring dish is carried by your ring bearer at the wedding & then used again by your bedside or sink, for your rings. Chrissy Ann, the artist, can customize the dish with the last name or first names, nicknames or dates. Simple, elegant and handmade. Great anniversary gift too. Comes in a sweet little gift box. $25 15% off code on any items on ChrissyAnn’s Etsy website

Art with Heart from Celadon Home

This is so unique & a little tough to explain. it will end up being a 12″x12″ very personalized piece of art using your photo. First you send in a photograph & Michelle, the unbelievably creative artist from Phoenix cuts & folds the picture into hearts, mounts it under plexiglass & personalizes two of the hearts with any message you want. If you give it to your bridesmaids, each picture could be of you & them together & a “thank you” in a heart or “BFF” in a heart. So many ways to personalize it. Photo used is mounted on back & will say, “this art piece was created just for you, using this photograph.” This is unbelievably fabulous. All this for $49.99 10% OFF Code on The Gift Insider

Custom Cake toppers from The Younique Boutique

Why have a pre-fab wedding couple on top of your cake, when you can be up there instead?  Custom cake toppers are sculpted to look just like you. Younique Boutique’s cake toppers were just featured on VH1 Wedding Wars and in Bride magazine. You can have them made realistic or exaggerated with a little bit of humor. Heads & hairstyles are custom sculpted based on your photos and clothing & flowers are painted on to match your wedding ensemble.  Made of 100% polyresin material & embellished with non-toxic paints & embellishments. 7″ tall & looks just like you. Great gift from the Best Man & Maid of Honor.  ~$179.99 10% OFF code on The Gift Insider

Personalized Hangers for the Bride from Wisconmon

I love it when a gift is so special & so reasonable. This hand crafted beautiful wood personalized hanger is definitely one of those. Perfect for an engagement gift or a special gift for each bridesmaid. Maybe the hanger that their bridesmaid dress goes on? This Wisconsin artist gives such attention to detail and skillfully hand molds a pretty lowercase font. 12 character limit on the name and hangers come in maple $25, walnut $26 or cherry $27.  I’m a sucker for gifts that show how much you care.  10% OFF Code on The Gift Insider

Custom Kiss Prints from DNA11

What could be a more romantic & personal gift than giving a couple their 2 sets of lips artfully framed? This very progressive company is DNA11 &  they are always coming up with creative ways to mix art, science & creativity. For a wedding/engagement this has got to be one of my top ten. It could be an unforgettable anniversary gift too. Pure genius. It is also fabulous with one giant kiss print. A romantic tribute to anyone. It’s art & it’s personal & it’s so unique. Kiss Portraits start at $299. 15% OFF Code on The Gift Insider

Vintage Lockets from The Dedication Company

The Dedication Company customized keepsake bracelets are a special way to honor your bridesmaids with a personalized touch. They are classic and elegant with a working vintage locket and include options for personalization with a monogram pendant and birthstones. Birthstones can even be customized to match wedding colors or bridesmaid dresses. Personalized gifts allow each member of your wedding party to feel they received a gift made especially for them. 10% Off Code on The Gift Insider

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Jul 19 2011

Cool Gift Ideas for Groomsmen

Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Watch the clip of us featuring all of these items on WGN News on July 20th.  Bridesmaids gifts too, see post above.  Discount codes for all the items we feature!

GreenRStudios Flasks disguised in a book

10% OFF discount code on The Gift Insider

Perfect gift for Groomsmen and an effective way to hide your secret things like passports, jewelry, money or even a flask. Alex, from GreenRStudio works hard on making every book a special hiding place. Looks like a classic book, pictured is To Kill A Mockingbird. Have a certain book in mind? Just let Alex know & he’ll custom make it for you, otherwise there are many classics to choose from. The name of the group is on the book’s binding and inside in a graphic design throughout. Check out the pictures, there is a lot of pride & detail that goes into these.  8oz. stainless steel flask included. Magnetic closure keeps things secure. ~$55 depending on book chosen. You could get a different book/safe for each groomsmen. Cool father’s day gift too.

The FlashHarp from Backyard Brand Harmonica USB Drive

15% OFF code on The Gift Insider

This 2GB flash drive measures only 3″ and it does so much. Invented by a cool harmonica-playing dude in Illinois, who knows that we need music for the soul. When you need a break from your computer, just pull out the USB drive and play a little tune. But that’s not all, there is even a lesson-on-a-hamonica model, which only costs $5 more. How cool is that? The lesson is on the USB drive! To top off this awesomeness, this harmonica/USB drive can be personalized. Makes a sweet gift for the groomsmen or any cool people you know. The artist describes this invention the best, “it’s the geeky musical marriage of convenience & soul.”2GB $44.95 and $20 more to personalize.

Giveacaricature – Custom caricatures of your groomsmen

10% OFF on The Gift Insider

Permanently capture the personalities of all your groomsmen with a fun caricature of the whole group. This will fit in perfectly in any of your Man Caves.  Make it extra special with plaques as well.  Send in photos and their amazing artist will make you a masterpiece.

Dreamy Nites Linens – Luxe and affordable sheets

If you own a bed (and we know you do), these sheets are a MUST have! They are silky soft with a lustrous finish. Each set is maintenance free; washable, wrinkle free & dirt cheap!.  What more could you want? They come in 12 colors, have 1200 thread count and are 100% Egyptian cotton. And you thought fabulous sheets were just for girls…please…men deserve fabulous sheets too! Love the Choc Brown/Truffle or Sage for guys and it would be a really thoughtful groomsmen gift. The prices are so low because there is no middle man, they are strictly wholesale. $39.99 for the set! The set includes 4 pillowcases, one fitted sheet & one flat sheet. Same price, no matter the size. Believe me, these sheets are a real treat. Treat your groomsmen right, or just yourself.  Soft & fabulous.

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