Nov 21 2015

7 Plan Ahead-Worthy Gift Ideas for The Holidays

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It’s almost December, so time to get those minds thinkin’ about your holiday shopping lists. We’ve rounded up a few gift ideas and some fab holiday deals to get you started.  As always, browse the site for 100’s of ideas, but below are a few picks we thought were worthy enough to get going on early.

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1. Flowers that Last 6 Months by Blooms by Heinau ($9 – $459) These are a game changer. They are real flowers last 6 months or longer. For the holidays, we love the idea of giving them to clients, co-workers or bosses – they will last way longer than a batch of sugar cookies.

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2. DIY Drink Kit from Brit + Co ($32): DIY is all the rage, but sometimes it’s hard to get all the supplies together for a night of crafting.  Enter Brit+Co — a site that is made for the modern creatives of the world.  This DIY Cocktail Party Kit comes with everything you need to make a set of personalized rock glasses and coasters for your next cocktail party, perfect gift for your next hostess.

 

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3. Custom Luxury Candles by GetWickd ($59): This new NYC-based company repurposes your special occasion bottles of champs and turns them into a keep-forever candle that you can include your own custom message on.

TGI Deal // GIFTINSIDER for 15% OFF

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4. The Bracelet That Holds Your Hair Tie ($45): This gold, silver or rose gold bracelet has been all over the blogosphere this holiday.  It’s such a simple but perfect gift for any lady in your life.  The bracelet looks chic on it’s own but also acts as a disguise for those ugly hair ties that we all need easily accessible.  You can custom engrave as well.

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5. Monthly Gift Box by Peaches and Petals ($14.99/month): Monthly box of pretty and fun, hand-curated jewelry and accessories.  Totally different items come each month. Think – scarves, earrings, beauty goodies.

TGI Deal // GiftInsider for half-off 1st month

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6. Luxor Linens Customized Robe & Slipper Set ($59.95) There’s nothing more perfect than a luxe personalized they-would-never-buy themselves holiday gift. Especially when we have 40% off a coupon code for ya! 

TGI Deal // GIFTINSIDER40 for 40% off 

We’ve teamed up with some of these cool companies to bring you exclusive discounts and awesome ideas.  We fully recommend the picks we’ve suggested!

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Nov 5 2015

Gift We Heart: SwixPix Letter Photography

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A new company on TGI is SwixPix.  It’s a family owned business and you can easily personalize any word from an assortment of original color or black & white letter photos. The letters are framed together in their floating frames.  Clever gift for weddings, birthdays, holidays or even a baby’s room.

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How cute is this SwixPix that our Intern Jourdan gave one of her college bestie for her 21st birthday?!

SwixPix, $20-$100

Use Code GIFTINSIDER20 for 20% off

 

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Oct 27 2015

Favors + Recipes Ideas for a Top Notch Halloween Party

It’s the spookiest time of year, and The Gift Insider wants to help you throw the best Halloween party yet!

RECIPES: These are two tasty recipes that your guests will love, and they are totally creative. Yum!

Pumpkin Pretzels

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Via Butter With a Side of Bread

The Graveyard Taco Dip

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Via The Chickabug Blog

DECOR: These festive DIY decorations are really simple but are a great way to spice up the party decor.

Spider Ice Cubes

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Via Pink Peppermint Design

Mummy Candy Cups

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Via The Taylor House

FAVORS: Send your guests home with a scary, tasty Halloween treat!

Bags of Tricks Favors

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Via Good Housekeeping

Oreo Witch Shoes Favors

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Via Your Homebased Mom

Check out last year’s Halloween party inspiration!

Happy Halloween!

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Oct 13 2015

Gifts That Give Back: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with these pretty & pink gifts!

A Bracelet That Holds Your Hair Tie 

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This BitterSweet bracelet holds your hair tie and supports Bright Pink, a wonderful organization dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

Splits59 Warrior Line 

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via ShopBop

Spiral Sun Charm Bangle

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These bracelets are always a hit and a great way to support a good cause!

Via Alex and Ani

Fierce Pink Ribbon Quilt

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Such a fun and sentimental DIY gift!

Via Luv Bug Living

Mammo-Grahams

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YUM! These are so funny and a great treat to bring to any October party.

Via Apron Strings

Pink Candy Apples

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Mmmm who doesn’t love PINK candy apples?

Via Rose Bakes

Happy Gifting!

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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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Jul 7 2015

Alcohol Gifts! Cheers!

DIY Mason Jar Cocktails

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This is a quick, easy, and fun gift that anyone will love! Great way to get creative!

Via Something Turquoise

Liquor Lollipop Bouquet

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Put your baking skills to the ultimate test with this awesome gift idea! Great for a hostess!

Via Hostess With The Mostess Blog

Mini Liquor Bottle Jar

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Whether it be for the big “twenty fun” or a friend’s 30th, this always makes for a super cute BFF gift!

Via Curious Daisy

Bottles With Notes

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Simple and sweet! Perfect gift for the significant other who has been working around the clock!

Via Loving Here

Jolly Rancher Vodka

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This yummy gift works for so many occasions! The birthday girl or boy, the hostess, or just the jolly-rancher lover will be so excited!

Via Mix That Drink

Glittered Patron Bottle

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This is definitely a TGI favorite! Pretty, creative, and extra cute! Great diva gift!

Via Stress Case

Happy Gifting!

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Jun 30 2015

July Fourth BBQ Gifts

Here’s our roundup of the perfect mix of salty, sweet, fruity, and even healthy gifts for any 4th of July BBQ!

Dipped Pretzels

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Mmmm. Who doesn’t love salty & sweet?

Via The 36th Avenue

S’more Bark

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Here comes some chocolatey decadence!

Via A Pumpkin & A Princess

Patriotic Oreo Pops

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Oreo’s are a kid’s best friend!

Via Makoodle

Watermelon Shaped Jello Shots With Fresh Limes

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Something fruity and sweet for the adult crowd!

Via Clossette

American Flag Vegetable Tray

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Keeping it healthy this 4th of July!

Via Living Locurto

Fruit Salad Cones

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Yum! Fresh fruit on a warm summer evening!

Via Bakers Royale

Happy Gifting! Happy Eating!

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Jun 18 2015

DIY End of the Year Teacher Gifts

The end of the year is the best time to thank teachers for all of their hard work! Get creative with these DIY gifts, and they will be totally impressed!

Apple Jar

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Such a yummy and creative gift for the chocolate loving teacher!

Via The 36th Avenue

 

Crayon Monogram

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This is personalized, totally cool and as colorful as it gets!

Via A Mom With a Lesson Plan

 

Bucket of Sunshine

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Summer is all about sunshine! Love this is happy and cute gift!

Via Thirty Handmade Days

 

Pencil Vase

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A super pretty gift that puts pencils to good use!

Via Cincy Shopper

 

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries & a Custom Tag

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YUM! A sentimental note with these strawberries makes a great personalized treat!

Via Craftibilities

Happy Gifting!

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Jun 2 2015

DIY Father’s Day Pinterest Picks

Father’s Day is the perfect time to tell Dad how much you love him! DIY gifts are a sentimental way to show your appreciation, and they’re lots of fun. Here are some of our favorites we rounded up from Pinterest.

Salt Dough Footprint Keepsakes

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This is a totally sweet gift from the kids that will last forever!

Via The Imagination Tree

Homemade Six Pack of Treats

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Such a fun gift from the whole family! Make sure to picks his favorite sweets!

Via Soap Deli News Blog

Beer Gift Basket

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This is a funny and cute gift that will make Dad laugh and very happy! Great gift from the wife!

Via Man Crates

Bacon Bouquet

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YUM! This is totally funny and will go perfect on a tray for breakfast in bed! Whip up some eggs and toast, and Dad will have the perfect start to a perfect day! This is awesome as a gift from Mom or the entire fam!

Via Our Best Bites

‘I love you’ Pillow Case

Don’t forget Grandpa! This is an adorable gift from the grandkids that will give him a huge smile!

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Via Mama. Papa. Bubba.

Happy gifting!

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May 20 2015

Pinterest Picks: Summer Hostess Gifts Ideas

Summer is finally here, and the parties, BBQs, and picnics are starting! Hostess gifts are always important to show your gratitude, and we want to help you be the best guest there! Here’s our round-up of creative hostess gifts that will definitely be a hit!

DIY Freshly Squeezed Lemonade Basket

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Homemade lemonade is the perfect summer refresher! It is a total crowd pleaser, and any hostess would love to mix it up for all of the guests!

Via Fashion Meets Food

DIY S’mores Kit

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Yum! Who can turn down a box filled with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers?! Your hostess will love this delicious treat!

Via Today’s Fabulous Finds

White BBQ Sauce

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BBQs are one of the best parts of summer! Wow your hostess with this awesome recipe!

Via Jacolyn Murphy

DIY Cork Coasters and Summer Drinks Basket

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These DIY cork coasters are so cute and creative! Add in some summer drinks, outdoor glasses, and a pitcher for a fun and unique gift!

Via The Happy Housie

Homemade Chili Sriracha Hot Sauce

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This hot sauce is awesome for the daredevil hostess! If they love spicy foods, then this is the perfect gift to show your appreciation!

Via White On Rice Couple

 

Happy gifting!

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