Aug 4 2015

Make a DIY Emergency or Survival Kit For Life’s Big Moments

Mini emergencies can totally throw off someone’s day! These kits are a totally fun way to give them an extra boost.

Bridal Emergency Kit

Even the happiest day of your life can be a stressful one! This pre-wedding gift will be perfect for taking care of last minute mishaps.

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Via Something Turquoise

New Mommy Hospital Survival Kit

Any new mom would smile ear to ear if they received this totally cute hospital kit. It’s sweet and sentimental.

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Via Next On Tiff’s List

Mile-High Care Kit

This is a fun and creative gift for someone studying abroad or anyone who is embarking on their own travel adventure.

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Via The Kitchy Kitchen

Back to School Emergency Kit

What a creative gift idea! Use your imagination and customize it for a teacher or student!

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Via A Pumpkin & A Princess

Job Survival Kit

A new job is exciting but can of course be nerve-racking! Give a friend or family member a boost right before they start this new part of their life.

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Via Time 2 Partay

TGI Extra: Toiletry Kits to Donate to Hospitals, Homeless Shelters or Ronald McDonald House

What a great way to give back to your community and those in need! This gift will absolutely make someone’s day!

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Via Livin In SD

Happy gifting!

 

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Oct 27 2010

Guys to Give Guys – Sports Trash Talk

We get it, we get it.  Sometimes it doesn’t feel like the most manly of activities to research, purchase, wrap and deliver a special gift for your buddies…
That’s why this manly, trash talking service is the perfect “gift” for sports loving, high-fiving, beer guzzling men.  
Rivalgrams.com will have a real person call your bud and talk trash about any team, any sport.  You can customize calls or make it anonymous.  They’ll brag about your sick quarterback, play your teams fight song, or celebrate a big touchdown and really get under the skin of your rival buddies favorite team. 

Prices range from $1.25 – $2.25 and for $10 you can have them call your buddy every day for 20 days leading up to the big game. 
This is a fabulous idea I found on Netted by the Webbies 
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Oct 18 2010

Creative Gift Ideas for Friends’ Birthdays in Chicago

Traditional gifts don’t always cut it for the girls who have been most important in your life.

TAKER HER OUT FOR A GIRLS NIGHT ON THE TOWN

  • Before you hit the clubs, take her to one of the new trends in the salon industry – they specialize in Blow Dry’s only.  If you are in Chicago – try Blo Dri. They’ll make it super special and add in champagne, cocktails or cake.
  • If she has a sense of humor, take her to a burlesque or tranny show, if you are in Chicago check out The Baton Club
  • Throw her a surprise party or a surprise dinner – add in some fun extras like these funny/inappropriate Happy Fing Birthday Hats ir.gif
  • Or this way-chicer-than-average pinata.

MAKE HER SOMETHING

My personal favorite idea for making your friend feel as special as she is – make her something that she will cherish forever.  While I have been a fan of this idea since long before digital camera’s – now, your macbook can make it easier than ever.

  • Make here a comic book w/ comiclife on yourmacbook with quotes from all the girls.
  • Make her a photo flip book she can carry on her keychain
  • Make her a Photo Book from Picabooshow.gif
  • Make her a customized Jenga set – on each cube write something that you and your girlfriends must do when you pull out the block – chug a beer, text your ex, etc.
  • Make her a book filled with reasons you love her (make it even more special and have the number of reasons be the age she is turning).

HIT THE BEAUTY BAR

A few of my girlfriends surprised me for my birthday this year by taking me to The Beauty Bar.  It’s a trendy and fun place to take any girl who loves her martinis and mani’s – both of which are included in the price of one delish (but strong) Beauty Bar Martini.  The sparkly teal walls, the dance floor in the back and the completely beauty inspired hipster scene make it a perfect spot for a girls night out.

Beauty Bars are currently in Chicago, New York, San Fran, LA, Texas, Vegas and Denver.

http://www.thebeautybar.com

TAKE HER BY SURPRISE

If your bestie is someone who loves surprises, give her what she wants on her birthday and don’t give her the slightest clue of what you are doing. Kidnap her, blind fold her and then take her to do something she wouldn’t normally do.

  • Beer/wine making class
  • Tarrot card reader/hypnotist
  • Mani’s and Pedis at a BYOB nail salon
  • Cooking Class
  • Surprise brunch (mimosas and bloody’s included)
  • Talk to some of your out of town friends and family, arrange for them to come in town for her big day
  • Take her to a comedy show – try Second City in Chi.

The key to this one is knowing what she likes. Make sure to pay attention a few weeks before her birthday – is there anything she’s been dying to do? A place she’s been dying to try? It’ll be even more special if she knows you’ve been thinking of her.

LAST MINUTE?

Send her a birthday cake overnight – Gourmet Birthday Cakes from Bake Me A Wish!show.gif
Give Her a Gift Certificate From Experience Days and Let Her Pick – Shop-XD-Memorable
Everyone loves flowers – ProFlowers – Send ProFlowers starting at $19.99

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Oct 11 2010

Automobrella – The Perfect Tailgating Solution

This Automobrella is the perfect invention for making it comfortable to tailgate on sunny or rainy days. 

It’s essentially a huge  umbrella that hooks up to the back of your truck so you can get shade all day or afternoon. 

It’s easy to set up, quality material and  pivots so it protects you no matter where you are.

Price ranges for $99 – $299

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Oct 10 2010

Coolest Boat Toys Ever

These water toys really make lake livin’ all the more perfect.

The Fiesta Island fits 8 and has a mesh bottom so you can either sit comfortably in the water and use the tube as a back rest or sit on the tube itself.

The inflatable cooler is awesome too.

There’s no better party than a party on the lake…

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Aug 11 2010

Tailgating Games Galore

Become the favorite guest at your next tailgate – bring the ladder ball.

Fun for everyone there.

Sport Craft has a range of other great tailgate games, horseshoe, bags, etc, etc etc.

ESPN Ladder Ball

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Jul 23 2010

Capture Your Most Candid Wedding Moments

Wedit is an innovative new company that helps you capture your most memorable and candid wedding moments at a fraction of the price of hiring a professional videographer.

Wedit rents out several of the the oh-so-cute-and-popular Flip video cameras so your guests can videotape all the highlights of your big day.

After the wedding, return the cameras and Wedit will edit your footage so you can re-live the intimate, real and most likely hilarious moments forever and ever and ever.

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Jun 30 2010

Destination Dinners – Recipe Kits From Around The Globe

I recently read about this company and immediately fell in love with the idea.

Destination Dinners puts together meal kits from all over the world, Thailand, Lebanon, Jamica.. you name it.  They put together hard to find spices and all the dry ingredients to make your feast as easy as possible.

I especially love their Destination Passport idea, which sends you a new recipe kit each month.

Great housewarming, hostess or wedding gift for people who like to try new things!

From $25-$30

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Jun 14 2010

Cruzin’ Cooler for Pops

Get Dad this Crusin’ Cooler for Father’s Day.

You can’t really find a better present than this…

Start saving kids.

$159 – $599

Cruzin’ Cooloers

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Jun 9 2010

Cloud 9 Living – Give an Experience Gift

Especially in times like these, many people don’t always need or want the tangible gifts they used to.

That’s why I am loving these “experience gifts” from a company called Cloud9 Living.

They have 1,000’s of different types of experiences you can pick from all over the country.  You buy a gift certificate that comes in a cute gift box and the recipient can pick their memorable experience of choice!

Definitely a more memorable gift than another scented candle.

“The Gift Of Passion and Dreams”

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