Nov 30 2014

Gifts to Help You Toast to Cold Weather

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No holiday celebration is complete without festive treats! In order to prepare you, we’ve put together a list of ultimate holiday goodies. These DIY projects and festive desserts are sure to get the party started. Happy celebrating!

 

Candy Sleighs

Candy Sleighs

These candy sleighs are the perfect table favors for a holiday table. Also a great DIY project to do with the whole family. Love it!  // From Just Say Sew

 

Chocolate Dipped Wine Bottle

Chocolate Dipped Wine Bottle

The holidays are not the time to be boring. Spice up your favorite bottle of wine with a yummy chocolate casing! // Currently available on thegiftinsider.com

 

Peppermintini 

Peppertini

Make a signature drink for your guests this holiday season. We think the candied rims are so cute.. all of your guests are sure to appreciate them!! //From A Spicy Perspective

 

Hot Chocolate Kits

Hot Chocolate Kits

The perfect small gift. Give to your neighbors to spread holiday cheer! //From Bargain Blessings

 

Gift a Feast 

Gift a Feast

You already know we LOVE subscription gifts.. who can say know to food that never ends? // Currently available on thegiftinsider.com

What are some of your favorite holiday treats? Let us know in the comments!!

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Nov 24 2014

TGI Advice: Shopping Tips for Black Friday

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Holiday season is officially upon us! With celebrating, comes gift-giving and TGI is here to help. Thanksgiving dinner may be the main event this week, but we’re most excited for Black Friday. To make sure you get the most of your shopping, we’ve created a guide on how to navigate this crazy day. (Insider Tip: It’s all in the planning!) Happy Shopping!

Get a good night’s sleep. Deals start as early as 12 AM and you MUST be well rested to make it through this crazy day. Let the turkey do it’s job and hit the hay earlier.

Do your research. Got a favorite store? Get to Googling! Check and see if your favorite shops are offering any good deals to determine if they deserve your precious time (and money!!) on Black Friday.

Make a list and check it twice. Black Friday is not a day where you can just “wing it”. Know the stores you want to hit and the gifts you’re hoping to purchase.

Don’t give in to impulse buys.  Think before you buy.. a great price does not necessarily make a great gift!

Avoid products that only have minor discounts. Don’t be fooled. Some of your go-to Black Friday purchases are not as steal-worthy as you think and Black Friday is about scoring the BEST possible deals! We’ve done some research and determined some key items you should steer clear of…

  • Airfare & Vacation packages (January is a better month to plan your vacations)
  • Chocolates & Flowers (Purchase perishable gifts closer to the holidays)
  • Exercise Equipment (December is a better time for calorie-counters to purchase new equipment!)
  • Designer Clothing (Hit the outlets instead!)
  • Winter Gear (Winter is still in full swing, silly! Winter clothing is in stock everywhere and you’ll be able to find better deals later)
  • High End Laptops (You’ll score a better price on a fancy laptop during the “Back to School” sales)

Understand the store return policy. Beware! Stores often implement “Final Sale” policies on Black Friday. Make sure you can return items that you are unsure of. If you’re buying a product as a gift, make sure the recipient can return the item if it’s not something they’re crazy about.

Products that we ALWAYS go for on Black Friday. As we’ve already stated, Black Friday is what we’re REALLY excited to celebrate. We’ve listed some items that we always hunt for on our shopping days!

  • Beauty Items (Stores like Sephora and Ulta always have some fun steals! The perfect time to buy the product you’re dying to try)
  • Apple Products (They’ve always got something new we want…)
  • Luxury Items at an even Cheaper Price (We’re headed to Neiman Marcus Last Call and Off 5th!)

Don’t stress if you don’t find ALL of your gifts this Friday.. there is always Cyber Monday, right?!

 

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Nov 21 2014

Free Downloadable Wine Tags for Last-Minute Hostess Gifts

It’s the season for constant parties, celebrations and festivities.  With that, obviously also comes a lot of Hostess Gift needs.  If you waited last-minute and it’s hours before a party, we’re here to help! Here are some downloadable and FREE wine tags from The Gift Insider so if all you can scrape together is a nice bottle of vino, at least you’ll have a cute wine tag to go with it.

1. Download PDF Here: cheers-wine-tag (1)

2. Print

3. Cute along dotted line

4. Fold above hole

5. Personalize w/ To and From at the bottom

Downloadable Wine Tags

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Nov 19 2014

9 Festive Gifts Ideas to Bring All Your Holiday Hosts

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Nov 15 2014

Video Blog: Adopt an Olive Oil Tree from Nudo

Watch our latest video blog on a perfect gift for Someone Who Has It All.  Quarterly olive oil delivered from their own tree in Italy!

From Nudo / Use code NUDOTV20 for 20% off! (limited time only)

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Nov 11 2014

TGIOnTV: Our Early Holiday Gift Guide Featured on ABC Detroit

Check out our Ridiculously Early Holiday Gift Guide for details and deals on all of the items featured on this morning’s ABC Detroit spot, 10-35% deals for the products listed and be sure to enter to #WINITALL.  Yup, literally to win the Entire Gift Guide!

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Nov 9 2014

A Early Holiday Gift Guide + #WINITALL Sweepstakes

We know it’s early, but we’re here to help you plan ahead, get some great deals on unique and creative holiday gifts and we are even giving you all a chance to WIN ALL OF THE ITEMS listed below in our #WINITALL Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes.

Enter the Sweepstakes in the widget below and be sure to browse our Early Holiday Gift Guide Picks and take advantage of the 10-30% off coupon codes for the next few days.

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OUR RIDICULOUSLY EARLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

For the Romantic -Art Created From Your Sound by Soundwave Art // GIFTFLASH for 20% off Nov 11-13

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For the Foodie – Nudo’s Adopt an Olive Oil Tree From Your Own Tree in Italy // Starts at $69.95, NUDOTV20 for 20% Off

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For the Beer Lover –  Personalized Moonshine Sampler Set $35.49 and Do It Yourself Beer Sampler Kit  $24.99, // Deals on Overstock

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For the Kid At Heart – Paper Sculptural Greeting Cards by LovePopCards // Starts at $8.00, Use Code Holidayspecial for 25% Off  Nov 10-20

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For Someone Far From Home –  Monthly Gourmet Snack Pack by Clubs Galore // $35.00/monthly, INSIDER25 for $25 off + free shipping $35.00/month

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For the Host or Hostess – Customized Rudoph the Winedeer Wine Box from Boxforabottle // $89.00 Use Code GIFTINSIDER for 10% Off

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For the Sentimental – Turn Your Photos Into SwitchArt on Art.com // Starts at $39.99 Use Code ARTGIFT for 35% off expiring 11/30/2014

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We handpick our favorite gift ideas from some of our favorite companies and sponsors.  All our picks are what we truly believe will be wonderful, unique and creative gifts for all of your family and friends.

We’re always happy to help with your gifting Q’s – who is the hardest person to shop for on your gift list this year?? We’re help to help!

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Nov 5 2014

Gift Guide: Gift Ideas to Give To Your Loveliest Girlfriends

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