May 29 2012

How cute!! #gifthelp in action!

We LOVE when people send in photos of people using or giving items they found on the TheGiftInsider. This is Isabelle, the neice of one of our most loyal Gift Insider users, Emily.

Honestly, could she be any cuter?!  Here’s the link to The Birth Announcement pillow if you want a special gift for your fav newborn.



SEND US YOUR PICS!  Send us photos, stories or comment on this post with an image of you giving or receiving your favorite Gift Insider recommended gift ideas and we’ll post ’em.  Tweet us with #gifthelp.  Or post on our Facebook wall.  We know what a good feeling it is to give a perfect gift, don’t be modest – show off your gifting skills.


May 29 2012

May 22 2012

Featured Guest Post: Gifts for Geminis


May 21 – June 20

 Looking into the personality of the Gemini, it becomes quite obvious which type of gifts they would most appreciate.

The Gemini, who is ruled by Mercury and has a birthday between May 21 and June 20, is represented by the Heremes, the messenger of the gods. This is a direct link to their love of talking, providing information and finding answers.

“They love solving mysteries, reading papers and playing card games,” said astrologer Steven Stuckey.

Along with these tendencies, they were made for today’s technological world, enjoying electronic gadgets and being surrounded by multimedia. They also love comedy and can often be found doing 2 or 3 things at once.

–          Give both the gift of gadgetry and constant activity with the Motion Sensing Frame from Set it up with music and photos for a personalized slideshow.

–          A unique deck on cards, like the black-on-black deck of cards from, are sure to be used over and over again.

–          DaVinci’s Gold Scavenger Hunt, an experience gift from Cloud 9 Living, will have your Gemini act like a detective to solve a mystery by racing around the city clue by clue to reach the treasure before their opponent.

–          Give them a place to write their messages or store their random bits of trivia with a chalkboard vase or a Note Me Pillow from


Author Bio: Based out of Denver, CO, Ashley McCredie is the online content coordinator for and experience gifts company, Cloud 9 Living. She is a freelance blogger and writer, a photographer and a traveler. Follow her on Twitter at: @ashleymccredie  


May 16 2012

PRESS: Down and Dirty Radio Show – DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

We had such a great time at Craftsman Studio on the DOWN AND DIRTY Radio Show w/ Frank Fontana for Mother’s Day.  They are all about DIY gift ideas so we offered some fun tips and advice on what these down and dirttty men should get their mommaassss.

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May 16 2012

GIFT SPOTTING: New York International Gift Fair


Nadia Lee Jewerly


Josh Bosh Ties, mainly for their creative display.


POP Phone, we’ve all seen ’em but the new designs on these were unbeatable. Hello leopard!


Izak Handbags, love the designs.


May 7 2012

For the phone addict: a huggable accessory

Sometimes the phone is said to eliminate that “human contact” we all need, but Hiroshi Ishiguro’s Hugvie is meant to replicate that.

Just place your phone under the Hugvie and when you hug it while talking it will vibrate to the sound of the voice on the other end. Did he just find the cure for long-distance relationships? Maybe…


May 2 2012

Featured Guest Post: Gifts for Taurus

Gift giving is largely based on the personality of an individual, and after researching and chatting with astrologer Steven Stuckey, here what you should keep in mind when gifting hunting for a Taurus.

Taurus, whose birthdays fall between April 21 and May 21, are known to be stable, peaceful and somewhat materialistic. So when gift giving, think about finer items, brand names and something of quality instead of quantity.

“They love their possessions and are more materialistic in a way,” Stuckey said. “They are peacemakers…passionate and in an enjoying mode.”

Ruled by Venus, they love anything that’s sensual, beautifying and touch oriented, so a spa day or new art and home furnishings could be perfect for them. And keeping in tune with the femininity brought on by Venus, they favor pastels, nudes and pinks.

–        Engage their touchy-feely side with a Spa Experience such as a Swedish Massage or facial from Cloud 9 Living.

–        Help beautify their home with art work like this state string art or the TubeBookULosis Vase. Just make sure it’s top-of-the-line work!

–        And to pamper themselves, think about gifting beauty products like The Art of Shaving kit for men or the Eye Candy Chill Bucket for women.

–        Channel their inner ohm and peace with this silk ribbon peace charm bracelet from Charmed Design.


Author Bio: Based out of Denver, CO, Ashley McCredie is the online content coordinator for and experience gifts company, Cloud 9 Living. She is a freelance blogger and writer, a photographer and a traveler. Follow her on Twitter at: @ashleymccredie 




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