Nov 12 2020

Sponsored Guide: Black Friday Holiday Gift Ideas

 

1. Ecobee Smart Home System – For those looking for some smart home upgrades this year, gift ecobee Haven Home Security. It’s a smart home monitoring system designed to keep you connected whenever you need. One of my favorite things is that it is smart enough to know who’s at home, and who is away. I don’t have to worry about anyone accidentally setting off the alarm or forgetting to turn it on as they head out the door.  And if I want to check in on my home or on my kids, then the ecobee SmartCamera lets me see what’s happening live. From November 19 to December 1, ecobee Haven Home Security is on sale for $199. It includes a SmartCamera + 2x SmartSensors for doors and windsor + 2x SmartSensors for indoor motion detection. 

2.  Omaha Steaks Tasteful Gift Package – I love giving the gift of experiences. Whether you’re gathering in-person or celebrating virtually, Omaha Steaks is dedicated to delivering experiences that bring people together, and this year is no exception. They offer full meal packages and gifts that are delicious, easy to prepare and delivered right to your doorstep – or someone else’s! Their Tasteful Gift Package features their new Butcher’s Cut Top Sirloins. Visit OmahaSteaks.com or visit one of their 50+ retail stores across the country. 

3. Audio Technica ATH – CK3TW Wireless-In Ear Headphones  – Tech is always a hot gift for the holidays. These ATH-CK3TW truly wireless in-ear headphones have an ultra-compact design, and are ready to go whenever and wherever you are, empowering you to “explore and connect.” The really cool thing about these is that they automatically power on and off when they’re taken in and out of the charging case. Also, they can detect when you take them out of your ears and automatically pause the audio. When you put them back in your ears they start playing again – so you never miss a beat!

4. Facebook’s BuyBlack Friday Gift Guide I have found several unique gifts for this holiday season from Facebook’s BuyBlack Friday Gift Guide that are perfect for anyone on your list. If you have someone that loves skincare items, I suggest the Turmeric Botanical Bar available at Redoux NYC. It’s good for all skin types and contains vegan and all-natural ingredients. Or try a Love Jones Candle, a vegan, soy candle with notes of apples, sandalwood and amber available at Maryland based Freres Branchiaux. There’s also these gorgeous St. Margaret Tassel Earrings from The Tiny Tassel in South Carolina. What’s great, is that all of these shops are black-owned small businesses that are a part of Facebook’s BuyBlack Friday campaign to bring awareness and support to black-owned businesses. 

Let us know what you are shopping this Black Friday!

*This guide was made in partnership with Omaha Steaks, Audio Technica, Ecobee and Facebook. 

 

 

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Nov 11 2020

Holiday Gift Guide for the Babies

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for Toddler Girls

 

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Nov 11 2019

SEEN Magazine Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve rounded up our favorite gifts for The Trendsetter, The Wellness Lover, The Little Ones, The Someone Extra Special and The Hostess in SEEN Magazine’s November issue.

Check out the online article here.

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Dec 4 2018

Tinggly Experience Gift Boxes – “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure”

It’s no secret we are big fans of experience gifts. There is nothing more memorable than gifting something they can experience and remember far after the holiday season. If you aren’t completely sure what your recipient has on that growing bucket list, enter, Tinggly — a way for them to “choose-their-own adventure.”

With Tinggly, you choose a gift box and your loved ones get to choose from an entire collection of experiences. From a New York craft cocktail experience for 2 to a one night stay in a bubble hotel in France — they have experiences in over 100 locations around the world.

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Tinggly is a partner of TheGiftInsider.com

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Aug 2 2018

Turn Your Photos Into an Oil Painting

If you are looking for a unique way to give a special memory, enter Instapaint. They make it really simple (and affordable) for you to work with a REAL artist to create a completely custom oil painting out of any photo. You choose your style, such as photo-realism, abstract expression or pop art, upload your photo on their site and an artist gets to work. The prices start at $99 and go up to $199, which is extremely affordable for a completely custom piece of art and a great price range for a wedding gift, engagement gift, Mother’s Day or Fathers Day gift.

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TGI Tips: For your parents, get a favorite family photo turned into a keep-forever piece of art (even sweeter, if it’s a group gift from you and your siblings.) For your anniversary, turn a favorite wedding photo into a sentimental piece you can hang in your forever home. We even love the idea of honoring a beloved fur baby with a custom oil painting. We love the possibilities, we love how easy it is and we love that’s it’s affordable even for those of us without a crazy art budget.

PACKAGES:

1. Small oil painting package starting at $99 (10 x 10 square standard, or choose other available options)

2. Medium oil painting package starting at $149 (15 x 15 square standard, or choose other available options)

3. Large oil painting starting at $199 (22 x 22 square standard or choose other available options)

More details and info on InstaPaint.com

Instapaint is a partner of TheGiftInsider.com.

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Dec 5 2016

Gift Guide: Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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1. Love With Food Monthly Boxes ($10/month)  2. Avalon Virtual Reality Headset ($59, GIFTINSIDER20 for 20% off) 3. Tile Bluetooth Tracker ($130 for pack of 8) 4. Ghostrdrone 2.0 (on sale for $699) 5. GiftCrates (start at $50, GIFTINSIDER30 for 30% off) 6. SewPlainJane Superhero Capes ($15, GIFT10 for 10% off) 7. Boxed.com Wine Collection (Start at $50) 8. Pom Keychain ($49) 
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Nov 12 2016

2016 Gift Guide: Gift Ideas to Plan Ahead For (Deals + Discounts!)

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It’s time to plan ahead and start getting your gift list in order. Below are some deals and ideas to get you going on the right foot this holiday. Tune in to ABC Detroit on 11/13 and Fox Chicago on 11/17 to see some of our picks live.

1. Blue Sky Personalized Notebooks (30% off!)

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The best part about planning ahead for the Holidays is you can get so many things personalized. Creating something just for them makes it even more special and thoughtful. The popular line of Blue Sky personalized planners and notebooks just launched the ability to completely customize their notebooks with initials, names and really cute pattern options. Perfect to give teachers, friends, coworkers, etc. Create a design unique to them!

Use Code GIFTINSIDER30 for 30% off

2. AVALON Virtual Reality Headset (20% off!) 

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AVALON is a brand new affordable virtual reality headset. VR or Virtual Reality is super popular but, most current VR options aren’t accessible to the masses and require an expensive computer or specific game console. What’s great about AVALON is that it’s universal for all smartphones & has loads of user friendly comfort. Perfect for your favorite gamer! $59

Use code GIFTINSIDER20 for 20% off

3.Ghoftdrone 2.0 (10% off)

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No experience needed to fly the coolest Drone on the market, GHOSTDRONE 2.0. All you need is your smart phone & the Ehang app and you can capture amazing photos & video footage. Ready to fly right out of the box with 3 easy flight modes. Only drone that lets you see what the Drone sees with its cool FPV goggles. Black or White. $899. $200 off 11/20 – 12/31

Use Code GIFTINSIDER10 for 10% off

4. Tile Tracker (20% off!) 

 

 

 

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Tile is the perfect gift for the person who tends to forget all their latest gadgets and gizmos. (guilty!) Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that finds everyday items like your phone, keys, purse, glasses in seconds. Easily attach it to the things you need most. perfect stocking stuffer! The Tile combo 4 pack includes 2 Tile Slims and 2 Tile Mates.  Normally $110, now $90

20% off for holidays

5. Gift Crates (30% off!) 

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Perfectly giftable Gift Crates arrive at your door in a wooden crate & are to be opened with enclosed crowbar. They come in all different themes for all types of recipients. This is their Old School Gift Crate, the gift of favorite memories! Includes Old School toys … Slinky, Rubick’s Cube, Yomega Yo Yo, Pez Dispenser & of course Old School Cand. Tons of cool stuff from your past! $74.99
Use GIFTINSIDER30 for 30% off till 11/26/2016

7. Fin Fun Mermaid Tales

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These gorgeous Fin Fun Mermaid Tails are a magical gift whether it’s for swimming or a costume. Swimmable & fun, they also have a flipper/monofin to go under tail. $99 for kids & $109 for adults, which includes a removable Fin Fun monofin, so that you can really swim like a mermaid. Fantasy accomplished.

8. David’s Teas

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Cozy and beautifully packaged David’s Tea gift sets are perfect for anyone on your list, clients, coworkers, secret saints. Start a new tradition with their book-inspired tea collections, gift a color changing tea mug, or their warm and cozy tea set. $28

9. Habitree

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Help them stay true to their eco values, even with their Christmas tree. Habitree is a new kind of holiday tree created for people whose values such as sustainability are as important as the joy they take in decorating for the holidays. Made from premium, sustainably farmed wood. Love these for apartment dwellers & businesses too. Made of Kebony Wood, available in Clear & Character wood types. 37″, 50″ or 70″ tall. $315 to $581.

Check out our clip on Fox Chicago News chatting about a few of these unique gifts.

We also chatted about this picks on ABC Detroit!

 

We’d love to hear what you are gifting for the Holidays. Check out our Hanukkah/Christmas gift section for more inspo.

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Dec 21 2015

Last-Minute DIY Printable Gift Ideas

Printable Calendars

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via Etsy, Sunshine Parties 

Printable Wine Labels

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Via Design Eat Repeat

Banana Bread Free Printable Labels

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Via I Heart Naptime

For Your Mistletoes Tags

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via Bloom Designs Online

Printable Watermellon Wrapping Paper

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Via Brenda Bird Designs 

3D Printed Personalized Pez Dispensers 

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Via Makezine 

DIY Terrarium Kit w/ Free Printables

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Via Wit & Whistle

Perfect Printable Paper Blooms 

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Via The Pretty Blog

 

Any great last-minute DIY Printables you are loving and using this year!?  Tell us in the comments below!

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Dec 17 2015

The Gift Insider Gives Back: Gifting in Detroit

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This holiday, with the help of our generous friends and family we took our gifting skills to downtown Detroit.  We worked with St Vincent, a HeadStart preschool in downtown Detroit and gifted a classroom full of 4-5 year old a few gifts they asked Santa for – lots of Ninja Turtle toys, Frozen dolls and these dream like Frozen princess dresses for all the little girls.  The kids couldn’t have been sweeter and it was such a meaningful and memorial day. Can’t wait for next year!

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The wrapping process!

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Packing it all up.

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Heading downtown, of course we wore santa hats.

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Could they be any cuter?

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Time to unwrap!

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The Frozen dresses and crowns…what dreams are made of.

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Just hanging with the girls.

Thank you to our family and friends for donating so many generous gifts and the folks at St Vincent’s for allowing us to join in on their holiday spirit and spend the day with them.

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