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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Dec 9 2012

TGI Tips: Decide On Your 2012 Go-to Signature Gifts

It’s a great time-saver to decide on some “Go-To” gift ideas during the season.  That way you will save time, effort and many times money buying multiples of the same products for similar people.

• For The Hostess- Stock up this winter on bottles of wine from local wineries. Couple a bottle of wine with fun and funky wine glass markers or cheeky beverage napkins from IMProperor !

• For Teachers- The chalkboard trend is huge and oh-so-perfect for teachers! Give a chalkboard frame, coaster or candle that your child can write a special note on.

• For People You Didn’t Plan For- Ideas to stock up on: Expandable Vases, Letterpress Coasters, Whiskey Stones, Herb Growing Kits or Electric Wine Bottle Openers.

• Go -To Treats for Anyone- We love Baked By Melissa super mini cupcakes, chocolate covered illustrated Oreos by SweetRexies and the huge hand dipped rice krispy treats by The Crispery.

• Have a Signature DIY Gift- Browse DIY blogs like P.S. I Made This to get your creative juices flowing! Pick one signature DIY gift to master and make multiples on the second or first Sunday of December. Only give to special recipients who you know will appreciate these handmade gifts.


Dec 7 2011

Friends of Baileys: The Gift Insider is the 2011 Holiday Gift Expert!

A few months ago, we were approached by Baileys Liquor to be a part of their “Friends of Baileys” program and help out their fans as a Holiday Gift Expert. We are so excited about the opportunity (by far our biggest partnership yet!) and even more pumped to finally tell you all the details.


“Friends of Baileys” will last all December on Baileys Facebook page and we will be answering all your gifting, cooking, baking and entertaining questions all season long.  I’m obviously your gift girl, so ask me anything on their fb tab: what to give who, how much to spend, how to wrap it, when you should give it and  I’ll answer you right on Facebook with tips, advice, and even some video recommendations!

The three other well-known bloggers can answer any Cooking, Baking or Entertaining questions.   I’m so honored to be working with such a great brand and such a great mix of experts. Check ’em out.

Jessie the Baking Expert

Amanda the Cooking Expert 

Cyd the Entertaining Expert 

Now go to the Bailey’s Facebook page and ask me some questions (info on their homepage too!) 




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