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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Apr 23 2015

Green Gift Ideas In Honor of Earth Day

Cork Umbrella from Portugal

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Pelcor (a blend of the Portuguese words for skin (pel) & cork (cor), is a Portugal based cork accessories brand and has innovated the use of cork skin, creating products that are fabulously soft to the touch, sustainable & practical. This eco-chic Umbrella is impermeable, buoyant, pliant & even fire resistant.  You will also be supporting the environment – the Cork Oak tree from which the cork skin is sourced, is the only tree in the world whose bark regenerates itself, and it thrives as part of a unique worldwide ecosystem. Tall $180
Available at PelcorUsa.com

Sacky Sacks 

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Saving the earth & lookin’ good. Squishable, scrunchable squashable & ultra-compact, these super practical totes take you from supermarket to the beach or great for baby gear & travel. Made of Tyvek® Saky Sacks are crease resistant, washable & strong enough to carry 25 lbs & can be recycled.  Padded straps for comfort, key rings & inside pockets, lightweight & fold up in to a tidy little packet. City Saky, $20.00

Available at sakysaks.com

20% OFF CODE HERE

Emerald Heritage – Adopt a Plot of Land in Ireland

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A fun & eco-friendly opportunity to purchase a wee piece of Ireland. This is the first ever Irish conservation project formed due to the deforestation crisis in Ireland. Becoming a landowner/Squire ensures that the land can never be developed or destroyed. A gift to be passed down from generation to generation. Includes legal title & certificates, updates & GPS location so you can visit your land. Buy 1, 4 or 9 sq. ft. plots, ~$50 a sq. ft.

Available at emeraldheritage.com

15% OFF CODE HERE

Coyuchi Tea Towels 

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100% organic textiles from Coyuchi, the first brand to bring organic cotton bedding to the US.  Eco-conscious towels without artificial dyes or chemicals, promise. Coyuchi towels are made with the same quality, care & fine detail as its famous bedding. Loomed from pure organic cotton, with earth tone colors. Soft and thirsty & designed to dry quickly on towel bar & in the dryer. Set of 2 tea/kitchen towels, $15
Available at coyuchi.com

Green Herbal Tea Kit 

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Green Herbal Tea Kit-This holistic tea set invites you to sip from an array of nine herbs and three varieties of eco-certified, organic green tea from Japan, India, and Sri Lanka. Steep the loose leaf teas and herbs in the included, reusable tea bags made from biodegradable corn silk. $40.00

Available at uncommongoods.com

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Apr 20 2015

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts We Heart From Pinterest

No better way to tell mom she’s the best than with a totally cute DIY gift! Here are our favorite gift ideas to make mom feel extra loved!

Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase

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Is there anything moms love more than pictures of the kids?! This is a cute and creative way to say I love you from the whole fam!

Via Home Stories A to Z

DIY Tile Photo Coasters

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These are a fun long-lasting way to show mom how much you love her! Pick some of her favorite family pictures and you will have the perfect decoration for the coffee table! She’ll love to show off this great gift to guests!

Via POPSUGAR

DIY Mug Decorating: “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my mama you’ll be.”

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Get creative with words for a personalized mug for mom! Of course, the best way to give this gift is with coffee in bed!

Via The Resplendent

DIY Tea Tags

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Is your mother a tea lover? No doubt she’ll be so impressed and excited to have her favorite drink with a personal loving touch from her favorite people!

Via Lia Griffith

DIY Chocolate Bouquet

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Something yummy to say “thank you for everything you do”! Put a huge smile on mom’s face (and maybe some chocolate in her teeth) with this delicious chocolate bouquet!

Via Madigan Made

TGI Extra: Happy Mother’s Day from Dad!

Waking up to a fresh-made breakfast may be the best part of Mom’s day.  Say thank you to your wife with this yummy baked oatmeal.  A great dish for a perfect Mother’s Day brunch with the kids!

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Via Eat Simple Love Yoga

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Apr 29 2014

6 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas We Love From Pinterest

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Sunday, May 11th marks Mother’s Day! This year go the extra mile (like your mom always has) and do-it-yourself with The Gift Insider’s DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas. We scoured the internet for doable and adorable DIY gifts to show your mom how much you mean to her on her special day.

 

Photos In Jars

A nice, simple way to showcase the memories of your Mom via Everyday Celebrating!

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Super Fun Mother’s Day Card

From the Eighteen25 Blog comes a super fun, super easy Mother’s Day Card // It will blow her away!

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DIY Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag

For the Eco-Friendly mom (who loves to shop!) make her a vintage pillow case shopping bag // From the Sew In Love blog!

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DIY Chalkboard Ceramic Containers

From the “Oh So Pretty Blog” comes homemade chalkboard ceramic containers // Perfect for your mother’s baking adventures and to fill with sugar, brown sugar and flour!

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Chocolate-Dipped Brownies

Something sweet for the woman who has always been the sweetest.

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Nov 26 2013

Picky Presents: Great Gifts Real People Love {Dedicated Post}

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The Gift Insider is always looking for new ways to help you find the perfect gift, especially gifts that people will be happy to receive! Recently we’ve fallen in love with Picky Presents – a website that makes gift searching easier by showing you the latest and greatest gifts people are getting each day, in near-real time! Picky Presents scours the web, monitoring various sites to discovering which gifts people have recently received. The unique part about Picky Presents is that they only feature gifts that people have actually received, and of these, Picky Presents picks out only the gifts people genuinely appreciate. Picky Presents lessens the stress with gift-giving by allowing you to see how people have responded to receiving various gifts.

Picky Presents Andrew Cuga says,  “this unique method of finding gifts enables them to pick out items that didn’t even know existed such as an Aebleskiver pan!” In addition to this, Picky Presents has the ability to correlate gifts, such as seeing which gifts are commonly given together. Similar to The Gift Insider, Picky Presents has a filtering feature which allows you to match a gift to the exact person you have in mind, like geeky guys and fashionable ladies.

As the holiday season approaches, Picky Presents is the go-to spot to see real reviews on presents that have been given. Visit Picky Presents at: http://www.pickypresents.com

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Sep 25 2013

Gift Wrapping Ideas // Pinterest

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The simplest of gifts can go from ordinary to chic and unique through creative gift-wrapping. Dress up your gifts with some Pinterest gift-wrapping ideas! For more ideas follow our Gift Wrapping Pinterest Board!

 

LOVE NOTE WRAPPING PAPER // DIY

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GIFT WRAP WITH CHALKBOARD // PERSONALIZED

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PHOTO WRAPPING PAPER

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RUBBER BANDS AS GIFT BOWS // NEW USES FOR OLD THINGS

Rubber Bands as Gift Bows

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Feb 6 2013

5 DIY VALENTINES DAY GIFTS WE FOUND ON PINTEREST

Tis the season of love! It’s time to starting thinking of what to give that special someone for Valentines Day. Here are 5 of TGI’s favorite DIY Valentines Day gifts! Forget the flowers and candy hearts- give a gift made with love. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest!

 

Strawberry Scrub: When it comes to skincare, store-bought products can really break the bank. Give your sweetie a homemade, all-natural beauty set that guarantees gorgeous skin and smells delicious.

 

Custom Candle Holders: Create a custom set of candle votives with your favorite pictures or quotes. Quick, inexpensive, and super cute!

 

 

Customized Beer Bottles:  Treat that special someone to a couple of custom decorated cold ones.

 

 Personal Message Frame:  Tell them why you love ’em! Simply erase when you want to write you next sentiment!

“52 Things I Love About You” Deck: If you are ready to put in the time, we adore this “why I love you” book made on a deck of cards. Simple yet special.

 

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Jan 15 2013

Top 10 Gift Trends of 2012

Now that the holidays have come and gone, we’ve rounded up our list of Top 10 Gift Trends that made it big in 2012.

—->  What else do you think was huge in 2012? Tell us!

—–> What do you think will be huge in 2013? Tell us!

Top Gift Trends of 2012

 

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Dec 24 2012

TGI Tips: Timesaving Gift-Wrap Tips

·Brown Bag It – Use cheap brown paper or even brown recyclable bags to wrap gifts this year.  Spice it up with neon note stickers, gold sparkly tape or twine and a pretty flower.  Super on-trend check out Pinterest board for tons of ideas.

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·Don’t Force It Wrap oddly shaped gifts like toys in tulle and tie with a pretty bow

· Order Custom StickersLabels- Dress up any gift, bottle of wine or handmade treat with personalized gift stickers. We stick our “Enjoy! The Gift Insider” labels by Erin Condren on everything.

· Tag, Tie and Go- Order custom gift tags at the beginning of the season and then always have on-hand to quickly tie up with a pretty ribbon on any last-minute gift. Tinyprints has some reasonably priced and cute options.

· Go Monochromatic- A modern & easy way to make sure all your wrapping materials don’t clash (without having to drag around color swatches), pick one color and buy wrapping paper, boxes, tissue and gift bags in different shades of that same color.

· Initial It- Head to your local craft store and stock up on all different sized glittery alphabet stickers. Label gifts with their first, last or all three initials (no cards necessary!)

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Dec 23 2012

TGI TIPS: How To Give Thoughtfully While Saving Time

· Give Experiences for The Hard to Shop For  – For those who seem to have it all, head to an experience gifting website like Cloud9Living to send a certificate for a unique experience, like kayak excursions or tours of a local brewery.

· Gift of The Month Clubs – Not only does a Gift Of the Month Club keep on giving, but it’s a thoughtful last-minute gift you can order online, print off and give the same day. Our top picks are Aromapersona, a fragrance of the month club, BBQ of the Month Club, or Birchbox- a new subscription service for the beauty obsessed.

· Donate to a Charity in the Recipients Name – Make sure it’s an organization close to their heart and the sentiment won’t be forgotten.

· Suggest a Holiday Gift Exchange – To take a few names off your to-buy list, suggest a Holiday Yankee Swap or gift exchange for large groups of friends.

 

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