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.

The Early Holiday Gift Guide

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

Soundwave Art GiftAway

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


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

Personalized Moonshine Kit DIY Beer Kit

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


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

ClubsGalore Snack Pack

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


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


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!


Jun 25 2014

Gigi New York Sweepstakes – And the winner is…

Amanda P. from Lemont, Illionois!

Thank you for all your entries in the The Gift Insider’s Gigi New York  Monogrammed Bag Giveaway. We wish we had one for all of you!

Gigi New York Giveaway

For those of you who follow us already, we have a lot more free swag coming up!  For those new to the site,we are so excited to get to know all of you and help you with all your gifting needs. Feel free to always ask us any gifting q’s you may have.

A huge thanks to Gigi New York for providing the prize. We are slightly obsessed with literally their entire line of colorful and personalizable leather goods, so it’s always fun to partner with them and hook you guys up with an awesome prize.  

Stay tuned for our next sweeps to win & give or win & #giftyourself.


May 13 2014

Turn Your Cherished (Digital) Conversations into a Beautiful Book


From facebook posts, and email messages, all that you said to your sweetie can now easily be cherished forever in a hardcover book. Thanks to Memeoirs, a cool online web application, nothing gets lost in cyberspace, it’s all professionally made into a handcover keepsake with the couple’s photo on the front. Enabled to work with email & Facebook messages. Not to worry, it’s private easy & fast. The books vary in length from 30 to 450 pages, include a personalized title and image.  $40 paperback, $60 hardcover & see

Coupon Code: D3B20D for 10% off

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Sponsored Post // As always, we only bring your the most unique and creative recommendations and we truly believe this is one!

Happy Gifting! – The Gift Insider


Mar 26 2014

DIY Ideas // Super Easy DIY Sharpie Mugs

I decided to test out all of the DIY Sharpie Mugs I’ve been seeing on Pinterest lately for one of our lovely Gift Insider colleagues.  I’m always a little hesitant to try out handwritten crafts, because I’ve never been very fond of my penmenship and was worried it might turn out like a middle school art project…

But, with a little out of the box thinking I figured out a way… I used stickers as stencils to make amost perfect letters.

How to Make a DIY Sharpie Mug (w/ stickers)

1. Place the letter stickers on clean mug and trace around with a sharpie (I used silver since i loved the look with the Spring Starbucks cups)

2. Place mug in the oven (do not pre-heart) and heat up to 350 for 30 minutes

3. Take out of oven, let cool, take off stickers and you’ll have perfect letters and a totally customized mug



Mar 13 2014

Gift We Love // Vintage Inspired Personalized Play Kitchens

These Vintage Inspired Play Kitchens are one of those dream come true gifts, something that’s totally their own and that let’s them be just like Mom and Dad. The company that creates adorable and way-more-unique-than-average kitchen sets,, sells a range of different vintage kitchen styles and colors and our offers the ability to personalize each kitchen with your giftee’s name.

While our Gift Insider favorite’s are the Vintage Inspired sets, scroll to the bottom to check out their Modern Option, lots of other styles on the site including a “foldable kitchen” for smaller spaces. Each set comes with a cordless phone, clickable knobs, a removable sink. It’s kind of the cutest addition to a playroom we’ve ever seen.

Price: $179.95 – $289.99

“InsiderPlatKitchen10” for $10 off

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Personalized Vintage Kids Kitchen Set


Vintage Play Kitchen Red DibsieVintage Play Kitchens DibsieDibsie Play Kitchen Modern

This is a sponsored post written by The Gift Insider. As always, only accepts products on our site that we truly believe to be the most unique and creative gifts out there. We turn down 100’s of products and sift through the masses to bring you the coolest presents around.  We believe these play kitchens are absolutely one of them.


Sep 5 2012

Custom Rap Songs to Give Your Bestie (check out the Gift Insider’s Rap!)

Totally bored of giving your best friends gift cards or jewelry every year for their birthdays?  Need something stand-out for a bitzvah, or have a big anniversary coming up where you wanna poke a little fun at the couple?

Make them a custom rap song and video from


While we thought the idea was cool when they first pitched us, it’s all about the execution with something like this, and drum roll please…we think they killed it!   The rap at least, normally it would be photos of the couple/the birthday girl etc.

What do you guys think?  Who would you give this to?

Send in photos, lyrical inspiration, and they make they rap totally based on the person you are gifting it to. 


Aug 11 2011

Special Gift Ideas for Your Bridesmaids

Gifts for Bridesmaids

Watch us feature all of these items on TV! Here is the clip of our segment on WGN Chicago!  Discount codes for everything we mention below. Check out the groomsmen gifts we are featuring too.

The Jewelry Bar – Personalized Necklaces

10% off code on The Gift Insider

I love personalized gifts, it always shows how much thought & heart you put into giving. This modern & handcrafted necklace was created by The Jewelry Bar, a very talented New York artist & it couldn’t be more personalized. The birthstone & the initial will make each bridesmaid/friend feel very special and know how important they are in your life. I like how the gold plated initial disc has that cool hand crafted look, it comes in gold or silver. 16″ 14k gold chain. Awesome gift for bridesmaids or a special group of girlfriends. Love the idea of everyone having the same “girlfriend” necklace. Letter & gemstone of your choice $42

Hair of the Dog – Custom Flasks

10% OFF code on The Gift Insider

Love this for bridesmaids. These flasks are covered in a pretty floral print with a protective coating and then have a name plate that can be personalized. This creative product is brought to you by Hair of the Dog, an artistic duo in South Carolina. Any 5 flasks personalized with 5 different names for $90. Comes in a cute canvas drawstring tote and includes a stainless steel funnel. Can be a great gift for a group of friends you always hang out with or a birthday group or work buddies. Drink in style ladies.

Eye Candy Chill Spa Bucket

20% OFF code on The Gift Insider

Luxurious & affordable makes this a perfect bridesmaid gift or party favor or housewarming gift or thank you gift or for anyone who needs to treat themselves right. Eye Candy is a California company owned by 2 sisters who offer spa-at-home cool products. (I’m obsessed with their eye candy coolers to reduce eye puffiness).  They just launched these 4 adorable spa bucket gift sets which come in Pink/Glam, Orange/Glow, Blue/Wash & as pictured Green/Chill. Each comes packaged in an all-in-one, cute see-through paint bucket, and includes one set of matching eye candy coolers/reusable gel circles that you chill in the fridge for a few minutes, a terry spa towel square and a 4 oz. bottle of either body scrub, wash, soap or body soak, depending on bucket theme. Indulge, it’s only $24 & now there’s a special Gift Insider discount below. Be a friend, give someone a bucket.

The Dedication Company

10% Off Code on The Gift Insider

The Dedication Company customized keepsake bracelets are a special way to honor your bridesmaids with a personalized touch. They are classic and elegant with a working vintage locket and include options for personalization with a monogram pendant and birthstones. Birthstones can even be customized to match wedding colors or bridesmaid dresses. Personalized gifts allow each member of your wedding party to feel they received a gift made especially for them.


Aug 10 2011

Jul 19 2011

Cool Gift Ideas for Groomsmen

Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Watch the clip of us featuring all of these items on WGN News on July 20th.  Bridesmaids gifts too, see post above.  Discount codes for all the items we feature!

GreenRStudios Flasks disguised in a book

10% OFF discount code on The Gift Insider

Perfect gift for Groomsmen and an effective way to hide your secret things like passports, jewelry, money or even a flask. Alex, from GreenRStudio works hard on making every book a special hiding place. Looks like a classic book, pictured is To Kill A Mockingbird. Have a certain book in mind? Just let Alex know & he’ll custom make it for you, otherwise there are many classics to choose from. The name of the group is on the book’s binding and inside in a graphic design throughout. Check out the pictures, there is a lot of pride & detail that goes into these.  8oz. stainless steel flask included. Magnetic closure keeps things secure. ~$55 depending on book chosen. You could get a different book/safe for each groomsmen. Cool father’s day gift too.

The FlashHarp from Backyard Brand Harmonica USB Drive

15% OFF code on The Gift Insider

This 2GB flash drive measures only 3″ and it does so much. Invented by a cool harmonica-playing dude in Illinois, who knows that we need music for the soul. When you need a break from your computer, just pull out the USB drive and play a little tune. But that’s not all, there is even a lesson-on-a-hamonica model, which only costs $5 more. How cool is that? The lesson is on the USB drive! To top off this awesomeness, this harmonica/USB drive can be personalized. Makes a sweet gift for the groomsmen or any cool people you know. The artist describes this invention the best, “it’s the geeky musical marriage of convenience & soul.”2GB $44.95 and $20 more to personalize.

Giveacaricature – Custom caricatures of your groomsmen

10% OFF on The Gift Insider

Permanently capture the personalities of all your groomsmen with a fun caricature of the whole group. This will fit in perfectly in any of your Man Caves.  Make it extra special with plaques as well.  Send in photos and their amazing artist will make you a masterpiece.

Dreamy Nites Linens – Luxe and affordable sheets

If you own a bed (and we know you do), these sheets are a MUST have! They are silky soft with a lustrous finish. Each set is maintenance free; washable, wrinkle free & dirt cheap!.  What more could you want? They come in 12 colors, have 1200 thread count and are 100% Egyptian cotton. And you thought fabulous sheets were just for girls…please…men deserve fabulous sheets too! Love the Choc Brown/Truffle or Sage for guys and it would be a really thoughtful groomsmen gift. The prices are so low because there is no middle man, they are strictly wholesale. $39.99 for the set! The set includes 4 pillowcases, one fitted sheet & one flat sheet. Same price, no matter the size. Believe me, these sheets are a real treat. Treat your groomsmen right, or just yourself.  Soft & fabulous.




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