Apr 12 2012

Featured Guest Post: Gifts for Aries

When giving a gift, the first thing to consider is the recipient’s personality. What better way to do this than look at their zodiac sign?

Aries birthday falls between March 21 and April 20, and with the help of astrologer Steven Stuckey  we’ve broken down their personality and which gifts fit them best.

Aries are spontaneous, energetic and courageous. They are competitive and like to be noticed, which contributes to their “me first” attitude. They like movement and bore easily due to a short attention span, so anything action-packed appeals to them. Their element, fire, makes them energetic and in continual motion. And they are pioneers and like to be number one since they are the first sign of the zodiac year.

Fair warning Aries do not fully appreciate refinement, so spending the big bucks won’t impress. Also, they tend to like physicality more than emotions.

Here are some of the top gifts to consider for those ruled by the ram.


Author Bio: Based out of Denver, CO, Ashley McCredie is the online content coordinator for and experience gifts company, Cloud 9 Living. She is a freelance blogger and writer, a photographer and a traveler. Follow her on Twitter at: @ashleymccredie 


Dec 7 2011

Gift Picks for the Tastemaker in Your Life

This guest post comes from our friend Elizabeth Kott from CLOSET RICH – a stylish premiere online shop with amazing vintage + pre-loved goodies! Here are her picks for the trend-setter in your life:

Interior designer Kelly Wearstler’s career trajectory is on the radar of any knowing style-maven. Thus, anything from herrecently launched clothing and accessories line is a a good call – I am partial to this twisted brass ring.
Coffee table books have a beautiful way of setting a tone for a space but are not things one generally buys for themselves, which is why I like giving them as gifts. This one for little monsters and fashion fans alike, is my pick for the season, claws up.
I live for a fancy candle and love giving (and getting) them as gifts, but picking scents for people can be tricky. This scent is fail proof -created years ago exclusively for NYC’s Gramercy Park Hotel- it’s very understated and the perfect choice for any guy or girl who craves a bit of luxury.
Why is it that a good ipad case is so difficult to track down? This DVF option wins my vote for best style/function combo. Muy importante.
Pressed Juicery is a seriously yummy organic juice spot in Los Angeles, and luckily their fresh juice kits can be delivered anywhere in the country- this gift is equal parts unique, healthy and delicious.






Elizabeth Kott, is the founder of ClosetRich.com, a fabulously curated online destination for pre-loved and vintage clothing finds. Quickly becoming one of the best kept secret’s on the Los Angeles fashion scene- Closet Rich’s inventory hails directly from closets of the city’s most fashionable inhabitants. A former member of Rachel Zoe’s team, Kott certainly knows a thing or two about finding the most unique gifts for that fab trendsetter in your life. 






Nov 18 2011

Creative Gift Idea: Give an Experience Gift

{Guest Post Feature: Lily Himmelsbach of Let’s Gift It}

Looking for just the right gift that’s out of the box? Well this holiday season we’re excited to bring you the newest trend from across the globe: Experiential Gifting. We’ve seen it happening for years and now consumers are calling for it too, they are looking to share experiences with the giver, rather than just receiving ‘stuff’. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 24 2011

Ask For The Gift You Really Want

Weddings, birthdays, holidays – times of celebration and, even better, times of gift giving! The personalization and thought that comes with a gift is hard to beat but, let’s be honest, sometimes you might have one big-ticket item in mind that you’d prefer instead of a bunch of smaller ones from each friend.  It might seem impolite to request that your friends pool their resources, but with an alternative gift registry like Deposit a Gift, it’s easy to do!

An alternative gift registry lets you register for the money to get exactly what you want.  Perfect for weddings, birthdays, babies, graduations, and more!  You create a gift list, just like you would at a department store, but instead of being relegated to their inventory, you can register for anything: from honeymoons to home down payments, newlywed activities to charity.  Gift-givers contribute via credit card and when you’re ready, you cash-out to redeem your money via FREE direct deposit, personal check or Visa gift card to spend it how, when and where you want without being tied to a particular store. There is no shipping, no gift wrap, no need for returns.  You’re free to treat yourself to exactly what you want, and the Gift Insider has got some fantastic ideas!

For the new graduate, Heys USA has some of the sleekest luggage that’s fun and vibrant.

Del Toro makes customizable men’s shoes and slippers that will make all the birthday guy’s friends jealous.

Del Toro Shoes Customized Shoes

Towels and blenders can be dull gifts, but this decanter from Reidel is sure to excite newlyweds.

Reidel Heart Wine Decanter

Looking for more inspiration? Click here to see what others are doing to get exactly what they need, not ‘stuff’ they don’t. Have fun and happy registering!

About our Guest Blogger 

Dana Ostomel is the founder and Chief Gifting Officer of the cash wedding registry site: Deposit a Gift. She works closely with her users to ensure they are able to craft the perfect gift list for them. Years before Dana got married, she wondered how anyone could store so many presents—and even if they could, how they had the time to unwrap, return (often), track and use them all. Her marketing background led her to believe she could simplify the registry process—and not just for weddings, but for any big gifting event. And so Deposit a Gift, the next generation gift registry, was born. For more creative registry ideas, keep up with Deposit a Gift on Facebook, Twitter and their blog.




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