Feb 22 2012

A Good Lovin’ Dose

On 2.12.12 we checked out our first Dose Market & we can’t stop thinking about all of the local Chicago amazingness – covering food & fashion & etc. There was candied bacon, fancy neon jewelry, personalized poems while you wait, pear-ginger preserves, sweet purple shades & rainbows. Get your lovin’ Dose below:


Don’t miss the next Dose



Feb 14 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day & Make Your Own Conversation Hearts!

sequin hearts courtesy of ban.do

Wishing you & yours a HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Whether you’re celebrating with your boo or your friends, we designed some fill-in-the-blank conversation hearts you can print out, fill out, cut out & have fun with this Valentine’s Day.

(right-click and save to your desktop or drag to your desktop & print out)


P.S. Did you enter in our Jet Set to Aruba Contest yet? Enter here!


Feb 13 2012

Feb 13 2012

Gifts for Guys This Valentine’s Day: Seen on NBC 5 Chicago

We stopped by NBC 5 Chicago bright & early Sunday morning to offer some unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas for guys. This is a hard holiday to find something that’s not too mushy but still romantic. Check out our ideas below:

(1.) River Valley Designs Guitar Pick  (2.) Whoopie Pie of the Month Club from Gilt Taste (3.) 36 Hours New York Times from Space519 (4.) Win a trip for 2 to Aruba – enter in our Jet Set to Aruba Contest (5.) Wine Tasting Experience Gift – Percept Wines & Knock Knock (6.) Custom fill-in-the-blank pillow from The Goodie Bag (6.) USB Cassette Mixtape


Feb 10 2012

6 FAB Gift Ideas for HER: Seen on NY1 News

There are definitely a ton of girly gifts out there for Valentine’s Day – but mostly they’re unoriginal. Check out our FAB find that your lady is sure to adore.

Watch The Gift Insider featuring all of our favorite finds on NY1 News below!


fill-in the blank in this kitchsy book with cute stick-figures to illustrate whatever you want to tell your boo. Customize your book and then they print it, bind it & ship it to you. They come in hard or soft cover, starting at $29.99. But check out the code below to get 20% off compliments of The Gift Insider.

Enter GIFTINSIDE20 at check-out to get 20% off (good until 6/14/12)

X’s + O’s Whoopie Pies of the Month – Gilt Taste

We’re LOVING these Cranberry Island Kitchen XO Whoopie Pies. Order one or enjoy them all year long with their Whoopie Pie of the Month Club. They beat out Bobby Flay’s Whoopie Pies on Bobby Flay’s Throwdown – so you know they’re delish!

NYC Jewelry Design

Give a heart, but not just any heart a Natural Amethyst Druzy Stone Heart. What’s cool about these are that all stones are real, untreated & au naturale.



If your girl is celeb-obsessed and can’t put down her US Weekly, YourCover is the perfect gift for her. Upload her best pic and choose the perfect cover template.

Click here to grab your 20% off coupon code from The Gift Insider

Herve Gambs – Orchid Topiary Diffuser

Give something that she can keep longer than a week. These wonderful Herve Gambs diffuser look like flowers & smell like flowers – but they lasts a lot longer!

 [$210, tall – $96, short]

Wooden Postcard

The perfect love note for your nature-lover chick and it’s definitely one that will last.  Scratch or carve your message and send through the mail (postage is just $1).



All of these FAB items were seen on NY1 News – clip coming soon!


Feb 6 2012

6 Cool Gifts Ideas for HIM: Seen on NY1 News

We know men are tough to shop for on Valentine’s Day. How to find a romantic or creative gift idea will you can give him that he’ll actually like???  We have our top picks that we featured on NY1 news and are listed below.  Discounts for all on our site!

1. Amanda.RendiStyle Frames 

Custom photo frames, wall decor & home decor. So easy to customize, comes gift wrapped within 48 hours via www.Amanda.RendiStyle.com but the special can only be purchased through thegiftinsider party code 835.

[$19.95 – $39.95]

2. River Valley Custom Guitar Pick

For the man that’s into rock or loves to play the guitar, this is a sweet way to say “I Pick You Baby!” Customize your message and you can choose between a key chain or necklace.

[$23 brass/$33 sterling silver]

3. USB Cassette Tape 

New spin on a class V-day gift. Put your playlists on a classic Mix Taped looking USB.


4. Gift a Destination Gift or WIN IT!

Giving a trip for Valentine’s Day is a fun way (and on the pricier side) to celebrate your relationship. But may we suggest…trying to win it? We’re giving away 4 trips for 2 to warm & sunny ARUBA!! There are 2 grand prizes and 2 runner-up prizes! LIKE us on Facebook &  tell us the story of your WORST VALENTINE’S GIFT YOU EVER RECEIVED & have your friends vote for your entry everyday! ENTER THE CONTEST & learn more here!

5. At Home Wine Tasting by Percept & Knock Knock

What to do for a new relationship?! Give an experience gift, we recommend wine tasting at home with these easily labeled Originals Wine. discount code: free shipping & 25% off on site


This super edgy & Bonnie&Clyde inspired  ceramic vase comes with real roses and is probably the most manly way to give your guy flowers!




The Gift Insider



Feb 3 2012


That’s right kiddies, we’re giving away 4 trips for 2 to “One Happy Island,” Aruba! That’s 2 GRAND PRIZES & 2 RUNNER-UP PRIZES.


Tell us about THE WORST VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED and if it’s cringe-worthy enough, we’ll say “pack your bags! you’re heading to Aruba!”


1) LIKE us on Facebook

2) Fill out the entry form


4) Share with your friends & if we choose you as a finalist, tell them to VOTE for you daily so you win!


Two (2) Grand Prize Winners Will Receive: Trip for 2 to Aruba (Hotel + Airfare) – $4,250 Value Each Trip
• Four night/Five day stay at the Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellarios Casino
• Round Trip Airfare for 2
• Reserved daily cabana at the H20asis adults-only pool
• $100 resort credit for each couple (towards gambling at the Stellaris Casino, Massage, F&B or H20asis bottle  service)

Two (2) Runners Up Winners Will Receive: Trip for 2 to Aruba (Airfare not included) -$3,250 Value Each Trip

• Four night/Five day stay at the Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellarios Casino
• Reserved daily cabana at the H20asis adults-only pool
• $100 resort credit for each couple (towards gambling at the Stellaris Casino, Massage, F&B or H20asis bottle service)

Good news for you all…due to some technical issues with the site we have extended the contest entry period for about week.  Top ten finalists announced March 12th, 4 winners still announced March 18th.

Read Full Rules here:




Also Seen On


Favorite Posts