Apr 14 2015

Win It! Wellograph Smart Watch Sweepstakes #KeepOneGiveOne

We are always on the hunt for cool, high-tech fitness accessories! Win the healthy living gift that has it all, and it’s even waterproof for up to 50 meters. The Wellograph Watch tracks all activity like fitness, heart-rate, stress, and sleep. If the man in your life is a total health-freak, wants to get in shape, or just reached a personal health goal, this is the perfect “For Him” gift to keep up the motivation.  To stay styling, the face comes in satin, black or white pearl: $299.00 with strap per watch.

Even better, we’re giving away TWO Wellograph Watches, a $599 value! This is awesome for maintaining and reaching healthy living goals together! Enter the sweepstakes in the widget below to have your chance to win this #KeepOneGiveOne Sweepstakes!

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Feb 8 2015

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Detroit Lovers

It’s almost the day that is dedicated solely to you and your main squeeze.  Luckily, February 14th falls on a Saturday this year, so you have a whole weekend to fill with romance.  To help all of you Detroiters who are a little lost in the world of romantic gifting, we partnered up with our friends at Daily Detroit to round up some detroit-centric Valentine’s Day ideas. We have ideas for romantic Detroit date nights, local events to attend and some out-of-the box Detroit made products that we are sure will make your sweeties swoon.

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1. Sign you and your Valentine up for the hilarious, memorable and charitable Cupid Undie Run on February 14th.  What’s more romantic than running half naked through the streets of Detroit?

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2. Not interested in toughing it out for the Undie Run?  Pick out some lingerie at Detroit’s new Busted Bra Shop.

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3. Give a more meaningful piece of jewelry this year and give a one-of-kind piece by Rebel Nell, all made from repurposed Detroit graffiti and crafted by local Detroit women.

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4. Plan a Detroit game night crawl.  Head to Fowling Warehouse (think bowling mixed with football, mixed with horseshoe) then end the night at Punch Bowl Social for some Ping Pong, old-school arcades and maybe even a little karaoke.

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5. Tap into your artsy side and enroll you and your partner in a pottery class at Pewabic.  Try one of their BYOB Friday Night Out classes (there’s still openings for February 13th!).

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6. Don’t just surprise them with a new Shinola watch, surprise them with a trip to the Midtown Shinola Store and let them pick one out for themselves.

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7. Take them to the Detroit Zoo Gone Wild, it includes a strolling dinner, drinks and a revealing look into the mating rituals of your favorite zoo animals.

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8. Head to the VLNTNSDYMRKT to pick up some Pot & Box flowers, Petes Chocolates or cards from The Detroit Card Co.

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9.  There’s nothing more romantic than old school Detroit and some live Jazz at Cliff Bell’s. Enjoy the art-deco atmosphere with some smooth music, a bite to eat, and a cocktail.

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10. Valentine Vodka is an apt name for a vodka for this season! It’s high quality, too, and has a unique and tasty peppery finish. You can either grab a bottle as a gift, or maybe plan a night out at their fabulous tasting room in downtown Ferndale.

Don’t forget to check out Daily Detroit for some great pieces on what’s going on downtown!

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Feb 4 2015

Gift Guide: 6 Valentine’s Day Gift Picks

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day! We have some thoughtful and sweet ideas for your Valentines this year.

1. Make Your Own Romantic Tees from SunFrog Shirts

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This little t-shirt site started out as a couple college kids designing shirts for tourist companies & now there are over 36 million designs on SunFrogShirts.com. The beauty is that anyone can upload a tee shirt design & if your design sells, you make a commission. Here’s one of their big Valentine favorites & a sure way to score some major brownie points. “I love my wife” t-shirt, $24.99 or Hoodie, $39.99
15% off Coupon Code on TGI

2. Monthly Artisan Food Club by Mantry 

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Perfect for the man in your life.  Mantry is a food of the month club that helps you discover american artisan made food and what to do with it.  All american made, comes in a cool american made crate and the perfect gift for your foodie Valentine.
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3. Firefly Eco-Friendly Oil Candles 

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These Eco-Friendly Oil Candles last much longer than wax candles & are a green alternative to wax. For a romantic Valentine’s Day idea fill their Hurricane Votive with rose petals or arrange a grouping of tea lights for a romantic surprise.  Available in Tea light, votive, pillars & custom designs.
20% off Coupon Code on TGI 

4. Godiva Chocolate Cigars For Him, Keepsake Heart Box For Her
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If you’re going to give chocolate, give Godiva.  Try these unique chocolate covered cigars For Him or their new limited edition heart-shaped chocolate keepsake box For Her.  The boxes are beautiful to use as save boxes after you finish off all that chocolate.
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5. Monogramed Rose Colored Handbags by Gigi New York

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Gigi New York is one of our favorite leather companies as all of their pieces can be personalized.  It makes the substance and practicality of giving a nice leather bag much more meaningful. We’re loving their new spring Rose Color for Valentine’s Day.  Try their everyday clutch or tote.
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6. A DIY Cuddle Kit w/ Chocolate Shop Wine 

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A DIY Cuddle Kit is a sweet way to give an “experience” but also a physical gift.  Purchase a nice basket, a cozy blanket, wine (we love Chocolate Shop Wine for Valentine’s Day), a DVD, romantic playlist or a few games and you have a sweet gift and romantic date night coupled into one.
30% Off Coupon Code for Chocolate Shop Wine on TGI

Watch our picks live on TV20 Detroit!

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Dec 24 2014

Insider Tips: Give A Subscription Gift As A Last Minute Gifts

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We’re big fans of subscription gifts in general, but they are also the perfect solution to the last-minute dilemma of what to give someone when you are totally stuck. Order oline, print of a certificate, roll up and tie with a bow.  Perfect, easy and doesn’t even look like you forgot about them until Christmas Eve.

FOR THE GUYS:

1. Trunk Club

Trunk club is a men’s clothing service, based in Chicago that sends a trunk of high-end clothes right to their member’s doors.  They have personal stylists who handpick the clothing and free shipping that lets you easily send back anything you don’t love. This is a great gift for busy and successful businessmen who want to look sharp but don’t have the time to spend their days shopping.

2. ManPacks

ManPacks is a monthly subscription service that delivers monthly necessities to you each month.  They will send men’s underwear, socks, razors, or even condoms. Perfect for the guys who hate having to head to Target or new graduates who still need a little help getting into their handle on monthly routines.

3. BeSpoke Post

BeSpoke Post is totally man-focused but varies widely on category each month.  Boxes range from coffee presses to travel accessories, but all focus on helping guys class up their lives.  Starts at $45/month. https://www.bespokepost.com/

FOR THE LADIES: 

1. CakeStyle

CakeStyle takes a women’s fit and wardrobe information and matches them with their own CakeStylist.  Their Cakestylist picks of clothes they think they’d like, sends them  options with a video on each piece and you can easily send back anything you don’t like.

2. POPSUGAR MustHave

The editors at the oh-so-popular, POPSUGAR website recently launched their “MustHave” monthly subscription service filled with celebrity favorite products, POPSUGAR Editors favorite products and items they hope you will discover and love. It’s a range of Fashion, Beauty, Fitness and Home Decor items, like their site.  Starts at $35/month.

3. Birchbox

Birchbox started it all and they do it well.  They send monthly beauty samples to your door for ladies to try out the latest products.  If you love something they make it simple for you to order more right on their site.  It’s an impressive company founded by a few young lady entrepreneurs, who really disrupted an industry. It’s the perfect gift for the beauty junky.

FOR THE KIDS: 

1. KiwiCrate

KiwiCrates is a fun and easy way to spark creativity in kids.  They offer monthly hands-on activities delivered to your door with all the necessary materials included.  Perfect for children at 3-7. A past popular crate was their Fossil Fun crate where you can create your own fossils using special clay, sticks and dinosaurs.

2. Whittlebee

is a kids clothing club. They help stock you with basics like tees, onesies, socks and you can customize by geographic location, color preferences, etc.  Perfect way to avoid the mall. They also have an online community where you can make friends and swap clothes. $39.99/month and you can pause or cancel at anytime.

3. Citrus Lane (New Moms)

Cirtus Lane is a monthly subscription box for new moms that tailor each box to different stages and ages of their children.  This way Moms  can continue to get relevant and highly recommended products depending on the age of their child.  They refer to their service as “monthly care packages to help moms and dads on their parenting journey. They offer free shipping and all their products are highly recommended by their advisory team.

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Dec 18 2014

15 Gifts You Can Order Last Minute Gifts on Amazon Prime

We all wait last-minute, it’s okay! If you follow us, you know we are huge fans of Amazon Prime.  They have pretty much everything and you can always get it with Free 2 Day Shipping which is a wonderful, wonderful thing for all you last-minute gifters out there.

1. FitBit Activity Tracker

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2. #GirlBoss Book

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3. Jambox Wireless Speakers

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4. Temporary Tattoos

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5. Awkward Family Photos Game

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6. Aromatherapy Essential Oils

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7. Frends Rose Gold Headphones

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8. Poloroid iPhone Photo Printer

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9. Fold Up Blanket for 2

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10. Gold Mophie Charging Case 

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11. FitBit Tory Burch Designer Cases

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12. LeSportsac Tote

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13. I Would Cuddle You So Hard Tee

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14. GoPro Hero Video Camera

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15. Amazon Fire Streaming System

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Dec 17 2014

10 Romantic Things to Do For Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend this Holiday

Holiday Romantic Gift Ideas

1. Record a sentimental video on your iPhone

2. Rent his favorite sports car for the night

3. Take Her Ice Skating

4. Make a Buzz Feed with all the Reasons You Love Them

5. Make a Cuddle Kit for 2 (Wine, Chocolates, DVDs in a basket)

6. Make a Custom Crossword Puzzle 

7. Give a Subscription Box – Our top 10 services here

8. Send them a funny dancing JibJab Card using your photos (Let’s get physical is our favorite)

9. Compile a playlist and some favorite photos and save to a USB

9. Send them on a Scavenger Hunt

10. Gift a Hulu or Netflix Subscription – and commit to watching an entire season of their show of choice

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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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Aug 13 2014

Gift Guide // Gifts Ideas For Summer Celebrations (Seen on NY1 New York)

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1. Couch Guest Book   // $15  2. DIY Gruet Rose Bubbly + Heart Sparkler  // $17 for bottle  3. Mermaid Tails  // 10% off with code 4. Custom Photo Beach Towels  // Starting at $39 (originally $69)  5. Custom Leather Luggage Tags  // $81 for a pair

Check out our Gift Guide Live on NY1 New York News from 8/16/2014

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Jun 30 2014

DIY Gift Ideas – Will You Be My Bridesmaid Boxes

We had such a fun time making our DIY Bridesmaid Boxes to ask our most cherished friends to be a part of our wedding next summer.

Here’s what we did and what we used!

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Supplies:

– “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” Paper Dolls by FirstSnowfall 

– Washi tape & velvet ribbon

Glitter Alphabet Stickers

– Pink Boxes from Target

– Notepads from Target

– French Macaroons

– DIY Glittler Chamgagne (Mini Champagne Bottles, Glitter, Spray Glue)

– Nail Polish & Matching Nail Files

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Tell us! How did you guys ask your bridesmaids to be a part of your special day?  For day-of gifts and to help your groom out with gifts for his Groomsmen feel free to browse our Wedding Party Gifts section.

 

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Apr 8 2014

7 Bachelorette Party Ideas We Love From Pinterest!

Bachelorette Party IdeasGet ready for the best part of wedding season, Bachelorette Parties! If your BFF is tying the knot soon make her send off perfect by looking to The Gift Insider for creative gift ideas and party recommendations. If  “7 Bachelorette Party Ideas We Love From Pinterest!” isn’t enough, check out TGI’s For The Bachelorette Party Pinterest page.

1. Ultimate Bachelorette Champagne Bottle

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2. Bachelorette Party Cups DIY Tumblers

 

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3. Lips from all the Girls at the Bachelorette/Bridal Party

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4. Bachelorette Bucket List (Printable Game)

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5. Mimosa Bar

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6. Bachelorette Party Favors

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7. Bachelorette Scavenger Hun

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Need help finding a gift for the wedding? Check out wedding gift Q & A or our wedding gift section on the site.

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