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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Dec 23 2013

Insider Tips // Last Minute Gift Ideas that Don’t Seem So Last Minute

Let’s face it, most of us are procrastinators.  Not to fear, sometimes the last gifts, end up being the gifts that are loved the most. Here’s 4 top suggestions to help calm your nerves and fuel your last minute creativity.

Gift Etiquette Last Minute Gifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSCRIPTION GIFTS –  Give a monthly subscription that keeps on giving every month.  You can print off the certificate last-minute but cater the box to their interests so it still shows some thought.

GIVE –  Bespoke Post for the guys or Birchbox for the beauty junkie ladies or for anyone try a box of edibles from Blockful.

ORDER ONLINE + PICK UP IN STORE  – A lot of the big national chain stores let you order online and pick up product in store, some even do curbside pick up. Take advantage of this to avoid the craziness of the malls.

GIVE - Polka Dot trinket boxes from Target or a Beer Making Kit from Nordstrom (both offer this service)

DIY GIFTS  – Don’t go too overboard with a last-minute difficult DIY projects, make it easy on yourself and put a few related items together in a themed container for a sweet DIY gift kit.

GIVE – For the gardner use a clay pot for the containter and fill with gloves, seeds and a gardening magazine subscription.  Or fill a Starbucks carrying case with coffee beans, a gift certificate and a gold monogram mug.

EXPERIENCE GIFTS -  Give an activity or an experience,  since it’s a certificate you can buy last-minute, print off and it will be the most memorable gift they recieve. 

GIVE - Pick from 100’s of local experiences like Fighter Pilot for the Day or a Personal Chef for the night.

Need more expert advice? Check out our Tips on Gifting to Your Can’t Do Without Service Providers or our Time Saving Gift Wrapping Tips or 2013 Gift Trends articles.

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Dec 19 2013

Gift Advice // Gifting to Your Can’t-Do-Without Service Providers

People always ask us about what service providers they should have on their list and what they should give. We answered some of our most popular questions.

What To Get Your Service Provider

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: Who should you gift?

A. Postal Workers / Hair Stylists / Manicurists/ Babysitters / Teachers / Doorman / Dog Walker / Housekeeper / Tailor or anyonw that you regularly frequent

Some of these service workers are the people that sometimes get lost in the Holiday gift giving shuffle, even though we are so thankful for their roles in our lives. Giving a thoughtful Holiday gift is a thoughtful way to show it.

Q:Do I have to gift everyone that I go to throughout the year? 

A. If you frequent the service provider often or , as in manicurists, hair stylists, babysitter, etc they deserve the extra thought of a thoughtful gift. They know you well; you probably know them well too. Consider their interests, their families, their spouses and buy it, wrap it and always add a handwritten card. They deserve it.  Gift suggestions: $25-$50 or the cost of one service.

Q: What about the people you don’t know that well? 

A. Having a bottle of wine or any alcohol is a great solution to have on hand for those you don’t know well. Purchase some cute wine bags and buy a dozen bottles to have on hand for everyone you need. Easy, quick and cute.   Doorman, dog walkers, postal workers, cleaners, are the people you see often, but might not really know them personally. Cost of wine, champagne or restaurant gift certificate $20.

Q: Can I give cash? 

A. For the babysitter, housekeeper or anyone that you know would really appreciate some extra cash, put the equivalent of one day/service in a card and write an appreciative note, maybe even attach a flower or a add some handmade cookies.

Any tough ones on your list you need help with? 

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Dec 17 2013

Unique Gifts Under $50 // Seen on Fox32 Chicago

Here’s a round up of Unique Gift Ideas under 50 bucks that we featured on Fox32 Chicago.  Make sure to sign in to your Gift Insider account to get a few additional promo codes!

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Dec 13 2013

Holiday Gift Guides // As Seen On FOX Chicago + NBC Chicago

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1. Gold Chambord Coffee Press//$70   2. Crystal Head Vodka Rolling Stone Gift Set//$89.95   3. Sockscription//Starting at $30   4. Winter In Venice In Vegas Trip//Luxury Suites Starting at $149/night   5. Birchbox Sparkle & Shine Holiday Cracker Gift Set//4 pack for $58   6. Tresor Lolita Pendant//From $59 + 15% OFF with INSIDER DISCOUNT CODE   7. Paris Try The World Gift Box//Regular price $59.95 but $49.95 with INSIDER DISCOUNT   8. Carnivore Club//$50/month + get $10 OFF with INSIDER DISCOUNT   9. Mermaid Tails//Regular price $60 but get 10% OFF with INSIDER DISCOUNT   10. Gold Initial Mugs//$10 

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1. Concannon Irish Whiskey//$24.99   2. Glitz & Glam Gift Set from Sephora//Only $45 ($159 value)  3. Personalized Collar Stays//$19.95 for 2 and get 10% OFF with INSIDER DISCOUNT  4. Gift A Feast//$49.95 and get 20% OFF with INSIDER DISCOUNT  5. Birchbox Sparkle & Shine Holiday Crackers//$58 for a 4-pack   6. SS Print Shop//$35    7. Sphere Ice Mold//Set of 2 for $10.95   8. Mason Jar Shot Glasses//4-pack for $15   9. Holdaplate Cocktail Plates//Starting at $6.99 but 40% OFF in December   10. Carnivore Club//$50/month + $10 OFF with INSIDER DISCOUNT

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Dec 11 2013

Insider Tips // Finding Those Perfect Gifts for the Very Special People in Your Life

HolidayGiftGivingEtiquette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR YOUR BESTIES  – Give a luxe gift that they typically wouldn’t splurge on themselves.

GIVE - Blow Dry Bar Certificates or Monogrammed Leather Gloves

FOR YOUR PARENTS – Think about those things you always talk about doing, but never seem to get around to.  Arrange a time to do them.

GIVE – Scan in old family photos or fix up vintage family jewerly with Mom or Dad

FOR THE GUYS-  A great way to go about gifting the ever-so-tough guy category is to think about the things that they should have, but might not think to buy for themselves.  Then engrave, monogram or personalize it.
 
GIVE - Engraved Watch Box or Mason Jar Glasses

FOR ANYONE SPECIAL – Photo gifts are always, always meaningful.

GIVE –  Photo Wallpaper or Blurb Books

Need more expert advice? Check out our Time Saving Gift Wrapping TipsOffice Gifting Ettiquete or 2013 Gift Trends articles!

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