Feb 15 2021

Valentine’s Day Photoshoot with my Little Loves

It’s no secret that we love the holiday of love in this house!

We did some festive photos with our favorite family photog, Kim from Apple of Our Eye Photography.

 

Outfit deets:

Babe Shirt – Aspen & Company 

Mama Shirt – Aspen & Company 

Ladies Man Shirt – Retro Brand

Tutu – Oh Baby Brand

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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Feb 15 2021

Valentine’s Day Dollar Store Craft!

Dollar spot DIY!

When I saw these chalkboard signs in the target dollar spot this week, I knew we needed to make something fun with them

Perfect for a vday craft that can be used all year.

Check out our “crafting” highlight on IG stories for how we created these. Also check out our Amazon “Crafting List” for links to the blush INSTAX camera, the photo clips and another version of the chalkboard hearts.

Hope you have fun creating your photo displays!

 

 

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Feb 1 2021

Valentine’s Day L-O-V-E Baskets

LOVE BASKETS

 

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I was inspired by some of my favorite accounts to create a basket of vday themed goodies for each of my little loves this year💓

I did two types — a girly and more personalized version for Sloane where I went all out and included some really special Etsy shops and small businesses 🎀

The items in Miles basket are all from easy-to-find spots —Target and Home Goods. It follows a simple formula… candy, a stuffed animal, a themed book and a vessel to put it all in 💕

I will share all of the items in the baskets later on our Instagram along with some of the other baskets I was inspired by from special mamas and crafters in this space💓

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Jan 27 2021

2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

 

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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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Feb 13 2016

Galentine’s Day Giveaway!

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine’s Day is here, but you have no boo…

Single and content? Here’s a competition for YOU.

Let’s face it, nobody in this world is there for you like your BFF. Here at TGI, we believe in spoiling your gals just as much as you would your significant other. We decided to team up with Bow & Drape for a fun GIVEAWAY that’ll be the perfect post-Galentine’s day gift to show your BFF just how much you love her. Their “You Had Me At Merlot” Sweatshirt can be yours with two simple steps…

Enter in TGI’s Sweepstakes to win the ultimate present for your favorite friend!

The competition rules are simple:
1.) Follow TheGiftInsider on Instagram
2.) Tag a BFF in the comments and write one word that describes her

We will announce the winner on Monday, February 29th.

Good Luck and Happy Gifting!

XOXO,

The TGI Team

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Feb 4 2016

Valentine’s Day Gifts That Go Better Together // For Him

The easiest way to go when gifting to the special man in your life, is to give something he needs, something practical.

For a way to pair practical with personal, try pairing a leather wallet with a personalized wallet insert. It’s thoughtful, yet something he’ll actually use.

– For the wallets, we have a 50% off code for this new line of leather Blackwood Wallets, they start at $55. Use code Blackwoodevent for 50% off that!

– For the wallet insert, we obviously headed straight to Etsy and found not just personalized, but can be personalized with a photo and your very own handwriting from Vintage Branding Co ($20).

And there you have a perfectly personalized + practical gift for him right around $50!

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The post is in collaboration with Blackwood Wallets.

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Feb 4 2016

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Each Stage of a Relationship

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It can be tough to navigate the waters of what to give at different stages of a relationship.  We’ve rounded up some ideas to give at different stages to help avoid any uncomfortable gifting exchanges.

1. First Starting to Date – Lovepop Pop Up Greetings ($8-$13)

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You may have seen these beautiful handcrafted works of art on a recent shark tank! LovePops are not your typical greeting card, they are intricate 3D sculptures that lay flat and pop open to display incredibly designed teddy bears, flowers bouquets, tree scenes with a couple swinging underneath. It’s the perfect step above your average greeting card, perfect for when you are just starting out in a relationship.

2. Dating But Not Overly Serious For Him – GiftCrates ($25 – $145)

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The solution for new relationship gifts is to think of their interests or hobbies and go from there. For him, choose a themed crate from GiftCrates from the bacon lover to a Chicago Bears fan and give him a whole crate full of snacks, gadgets and manly gear related to his favorite things. *note price in video is incorrect, bacon crate is $59.99

TGI Deal // GIFTINSIDER10 for 10% off.

3. Dating But Not Overly Serious For Her – Emoji Pillow ($15)

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This emoji pillow is a cute and flirty take on giving your lady a teddy bear for Valentine’s Day. It’s a little cheeky, a little romantic and just spot on for a just starting on Valentine’s Day. Add some unique and equally cheeky Valentine’s Day sweets like these “Hey Sugar Lips” gummies or “bear hug” gummy bears all available at Papersource.

 

4. You’re Committed!  For Him: Blackwood Wallets (50% off!) + Wallet Inserts
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The easiest way to go for a first big gift is give something he needs, something practical. This brand new company Blackwood Wallets has genuine leather wallets that start at $55 AND we have a 50% off code for everything. Use code Blackwoodevent for 50% off! 
If you are looking to make it more personal, compliment with these personalized wallet inserts using your own handwriting from Etsy artist Vintage Branding Co.

5. You’re committed! For Her – Real Flowers that Last Blooms by Heinau ($10 – $449)

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These game changing flowers are the perfect way to step it up from the usual bouquets and show you wanna make this last. These arrangements from BloomsbeHeinau are real flowers last 6 months or longer. 100% fresh-cut blooms are cut at their peak & the water & sap in the plant cells is replaced by a moisturizer prolonging it’s beauty. 25+ colors of roses and hydrangeas w/ 50+ different arrangements. All natural, maintenance-free & requires absolutely no water. 

6. You’ve Celebrated A Few Key Milestones – GetWickd Candles Made From Your Own Bottle

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These custom candles made from your own saved bottles are the perfect gift as you are starting to celebrate some happy milestones together: 1st Valentine’s Day, 1 year, engagements, anniversaries. Get Wickd from NYC, repurposes your special occasion bottles of wine/champagne/alcohol & turns them into luxe eco-friendly engravable candles. Save & mail your bottle, email your message & they engrave & fill your bottle with a natural soy candle & you choose the scent. (Start at $59)

TGI DEAL // GIFTINSIDER15 for 15% OFF

7. You’re a Lifelong Pair – For Him: Customized Undone Watches

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We love anything you can personalize, which is why we’re very into Undone Watches. There 1 million unique combinations of customization, you can build your entire watch online from the color of the case & bezel to the hour and minute hands.We love that you can also upload a favorite photo or personalize the back of the glass caseback with a special message. Love that you can make this watch as individual as you are. ~$430 &

8. When You’ve Been Together Forever –  Heart Black Tie Decanter

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This elegant Riedel decanter has a special and perfect for Valentine’s Day twist.  The heart cut out shines through when used (especially with dark reds) which makes this it a beautiful, elegant and keep forever piece. Pair with your favorite bottle of red and it will be a perfectly romantic gift no matter how many years it’s been. $225

Check us out chatting on ABC Detroit on 2/6 about some of these picks.

Also, watch us chat w/ on Good Day Chicago about all these gifts. (with a little surprise appearance at the end from my new hubby!)

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Feb 11 2015

Try These Reusable Oil Candles for Valentine’s Day Romance

We’re big fans of giving candles as gifts, it’s a luxe treat everyone loves to have around the house, but people don’t always buy for themselves.  The only thing we aren’t fans of is when those fancy, beautiful and fabulously scented candles run out.  Enter, a great alternative, Firefly reusable oil candles.

We played around in the office for Valentine’s Day and love the chic look, especially with some Valentine’s Day flare.

Tips for Valentine’s Day:

–  Surprise your sweetie with a room full of tea lights in the shape of a heart

–  Fill their Hurricane Votive with conversation hearts, rose petals or their V-day treat of choice

Insider Deal: 20% Off Coupon Code on the site for the next few days

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Feb 9 2015

DIY Ideas to Try: Make a DIY Cuddle Kit for 2

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, need a sweetie DIY Gift Idea to give your sweetie? Try a DIY Cuddle Kit for 2.

What you need:

– Basket

– Cozy Blanket

– Chocolate Shop Wine (30% Off on TGI)

– Romantic Comedy

– Cuddly stuffed animal

Godiva Chocolate

– Popcorn or movie night snacks

– A romantic playlist, video, or something sentimental

– Red bow

– Gift Tag

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