Nov 12 2016

2016 Gift Guide: Gift Ideas to Plan Ahead For (Deals + Discounts!)

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It’s time to plan ahead and start getting your gift list in order. Below are some deals and ideas to get you going on the right foot this holiday. Tune in to ABC Detroit on 11/13 and Fox Chicago on 11/17 to see some of our picks live.

1. Blue Sky Personalized Notebooks (30% off!)

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The best part about planning ahead for the Holidays is you can get so many things personalized. Creating something just for them makes it even more special and thoughtful. The popular line of Blue Sky personalized planners and notebooks just launched the ability to completely customize their notebooks with initials, names and really cute pattern options. Perfect to give teachers, friends, coworkers, etc. Create a design unique to them!

Use Code GIFTINSIDER30 for 30% off

2. AVALON Virtual Reality Headset (20% off!) 

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AVALON is a brand new affordable virtual reality headset. VR or Virtual Reality is super popular but, most current VR options aren’t accessible to the masses and require an expensive computer or specific game console. What’s great about AVALON is that it’s universal for all smartphones & has loads of user friendly comfort. Perfect for your favorite gamer! $59

Use code GIFTINSIDER20 for 20% off

3.Ghoftdrone 2.0 (10% off)

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No experience needed to fly the coolest Drone on the market, GHOSTDRONE 2.0. All you need is your smart phone & the Ehang app and you can capture amazing photos & video footage. Ready to fly right out of the box with 3 easy flight modes. Only drone that lets you see what the Drone sees with its cool FPV goggles. Black or White. $899. $200 off 11/20 – 12/31

Use Code GIFTINSIDER10 for 10% off

4. Tile Tracker (20% off!) 

 

 

 

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Tile is the perfect gift for the person who tends to forget all their latest gadgets and gizmos. (guilty!) Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that finds everyday items like your phone, keys, purse, glasses in seconds. Easily attach it to the things you need most. perfect stocking stuffer! The Tile combo 4 pack includes 2 Tile Slims and 2 Tile Mates.  Normally $110, now $90

20% off for holidays

5. Gift Crates (30% off!) 

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Perfectly giftable Gift Crates arrive at your door in a wooden crate & are to be opened with enclosed crowbar. They come in all different themes for all types of recipients. This is their Old School Gift Crate, the gift of favorite memories! Includes Old School toys … Slinky, Rubick’s Cube, Yomega Yo Yo, Pez Dispenser & of course Old School Cand. Tons of cool stuff from your past! $74.99
Use GIFTINSIDER30 for 30% off till 11/26/2016

7. Fin Fun Mermaid Tales

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These gorgeous Fin Fun Mermaid Tails are a magical gift whether it’s for swimming or a costume. Swimmable & fun, they also have a flipper/monofin to go under tail. $99 for kids & $109 for adults, which includes a removable Fin Fun monofin, so that you can really swim like a mermaid. Fantasy accomplished.

8. David’s Teas

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Cozy and beautifully packaged David’s Tea gift sets are perfect for anyone on your list, clients, coworkers, secret saints. Start a new tradition with their book-inspired tea collections, gift a color changing tea mug, or their warm and cozy tea set. $28

9. Habitree

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Help them stay true to their eco values, even with their Christmas tree. Habitree is a new kind of holiday tree created for people whose values such as sustainability are as important as the joy they take in decorating for the holidays. Made from premium, sustainably farmed wood. Love these for apartment dwellers & businesses too. Made of Kebony Wood, available in Clear & Character wood types. 37″, 50″ or 70″ tall. $315 to $581.

Check out our clip on Fox Chicago News chatting about a few of these unique gifts.

We also chatted about this picks on ABC Detroit!

 

We’d love to hear what you are gifting for the Holidays. Check out our Hanukkah/Christmas gift section for more inspo.

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Dec 11 2014

TGI Tips: Ways to Stay Sane While Finding Your Holiday Gifts

Happy Holiday Shopping

 

  • Start the habit of having signature “go-to gift” for each type of person on your list: hostess, coworker, friend, etc.  It saves you time and you end up having your own style of gift-giving each season.

 

  • Can’t find a substantial enough gift for someone on your list? Find a few small gifts they’ll love and put them all in a cute DIY gift package.  Try using a practical vessel like a chic ice bucket or square vase.

 

  •  Don’t get too crazy with DIY gifts for the Holidays unless you are a seasoned DIY-er.   It’s easier to plan DIY gifts throughout the year vs the holidays when you have so many people on your list.

 

  • Know what apps to use – Huckster, track when an item goes on sale.  Poachit, a bookmarklet to find coupon codes, Swirl, deals when you walk in a store

 

  •  When shopping for gifts for out of town family and friends, try using national chains that have stores in their area so they can easily return or exchange if they need.
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Nov 9 2014

A Early Holiday Gift Guide + #WINITALL Sweepstakes

We know it’s early, but we’re here to help you plan ahead, get some great deals on unique and creative holiday gifts and we are even giving you all a chance to WIN ALL OF THE ITEMS listed below in our #WINITALL Holiday Gift Guide Sweepstakes.

Enter the Sweepstakes in the widget below and be sure to browse our Early Holiday Gift Guide Picks and take advantage of the 10-30% off coupon codes for the next few days.

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OUR RIDICULOUSLY EARLY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

For the Romantic -Art Created From Your Sound by Soundwave Art // GIFTFLASH for 20% off Nov 11-13

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For the Foodie – Nudo’s Adopt an Olive Oil Tree From Your Own Tree in Italy // Starts at $69.95, NUDOTV20 for 20% Off

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For the Beer Lover –  Personalized Moonshine Sampler Set $35.49 and Do It Yourself Beer Sampler Kit  $24.99, // Deals on Overstock

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For the Kid At Heart – Paper Sculptural Greeting Cards by LovePopCards // Starts at $8.00, Use Code Holidayspecial for 25% Off  Nov 10-20

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For Someone Far From Home –  Monthly Gourmet Snack Pack by Clubs Galore // $35.00/monthly, INSIDER25 for $25 off + free shipping $35.00/month

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For the Host or Hostess – Customized Rudoph the Winedeer Wine Box from Boxforabottle // $89.00 Use Code GIFTINSIDER for 10% Off

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For the Sentimental – Turn Your Photos Into SwitchArt on Art.com // Starts at $39.99 Use Code ARTGIFT for 35% off expiring 11/30/2014

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We handpick our favorite gift ideas from some of our favorite companies and sponsors.  All our picks are what we truly believe will be wonderful, unique and creative gifts for all of your family and friends.

We’re always happy to help with your gifting Q’s – who is the hardest person to shop for on your gift list this year?? We’re help to help!

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Dec 4 2013

6 Trending Gifts We Heart For The Holidays // Seen on NY1

THE GIFT INSIDER'S HOLIDAY GIFTS WE HEART

1. Paris Box from Try The World Gift Boxes // On SALE for $49.95, regular price $59.95  + Free shipping with our exclusive Coupon Code

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2. Maple Wood iPhone Dock from Bushakan //  Regular price $155,  15% off  with our exclusive Coupon Code 

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3. Personalized Men’s Silver Gifts from Charitable Creations // $19.95 for 2 collar stays + 10% OFF with exclusive Coupon Code

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4. Personal Tea Ceremony Set from Gift A Feast // $175 + 25% OFF with our Coupon Code

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5. Leather Bound Personalized Books from Top Notch Gift Shop // $85 – $150

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6. Photo Sticky Cube from Exposures Online // Regular price $24.95

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Watch The Gift Insider chatting about all these Gift Ideas below on NY1 New York News!

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Nov 10 2013

CityLoft Detroit Pop Up Shop // Vendor Preview Seen on Fox2 Detroit

Check out The Gift Insider on Fox2 Detroit for a preview of some of the vendors that will be at CityLoft Pop Up Shop on November 21st – 23rd.  More details here.

CityLoft Pop Up Shopping Weekend Hosted by TheGiftInsider.com and Styleshack.com

PLACE: 1261 Woodward Avenue

DATE: Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 21st – November 23rd

TIME: Shopping from 11-9 PM 

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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 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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Dec 20 2012

Gift Giving Traditions from Around the World

Gift Giving Traditions Around The WorldThis interactive gift giving map, brought to you by Cloud 9 Living, is meant for world travelers, study abroad students, those living in or visiting a foreign country; and anyone with curiosity about cultures, traditions and etiquette standards around the world.

The map specifically covers gift giving traditions in China, India, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Italy, Sweden, Bolivia, Tibet, Morocco, Russia, Samoa, Israel and the English Commonwealth. With holidays ranging from Diwali to Christmas, and traditions from gifting yogurt to pulling on earlobes; everyone will learn something new.

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Dec 11 2012

TGI Review: Limited Edition – Birchbox Home

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I’ve always loved the “idea” of Birchbox and subscription boxes but truthfully never thought it was something I actually needed. I have an obscene amount of shampoo samples from every city I’ve ever been too, and spend way too much on Sephora.com. I didn’t really “get it” until TODAY. I had quite the Aha moment while opening up a few boxes of samples that Birchbox sent over.

IT IS SO FREAKIN’ EXCITING OPENING UP A BOX OF STUFF when you have no clue what’s in it, but that you know is going to be good.  That’s the key, and in our case always the key, curation.

3 Top Reason Why I Loved It:

– PS I Made This DIY Napkin Kit

– Tips, Inspiration and Recipe cards (like an edited mix of your fav entertaining advice from your fav mags, party playlists and all)

-Truffle and Sicilian Sea Salt from Rome and Dean and Delucca Rosmary, things I’d never normally splurge on my own but love to have

Here are 3 cool boxes for the men in your life:

  • Bespoke Post
  • 12 Society
  • TheFancy
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Dec 10 2012

TGI Tips: Easy Decor Ideas from our Gift Insider Annual Swag Swap

Friends, Food, Drinks and Gifts!  We invited some of our favorites over last night for a little festive Sunday Funday.

Our stress-less holiday tip: make your holiday party super easy and cute by using a decor theme gift set. Our was from Minted and came with stickers, banners, confetti, the whole bit.

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