May 16 2012

PRESS: Down and Dirty Radio Show – DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

We had such a great time at Craftsman Studio on the DOWN AND DIRTY Radio Show w/ Frank Fontana for Mother’s Day.  They are all about DIY gift ideas so we offered some fun tips and advice on what these down and dirttty men should get their mommaassss.

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Sep 27 2011

Hostess Gift Ideas Under $50 on Chicago’s WGN News

With tailgating season, Jewish High Holidays, Fall Get togethers and the beginning of the Holiday season – fall is packed with times when you need a great hostess gift.  Below are some great options that won’t break the bank, all under $50. Each item also has a 10-20% discount code on the  The Gift Insider is also a member of the Gift Giving Advisory Board ( which is putting out a great Hostess Gift Guide in October.

The Gift Insider Hostess Gift Ideas Under $50Products Featured:



Sep 8 2011

2011 Demo Reel – TGI Highlights

Gift Expert, Lindsay Roberts, is the go-to expert in the gift-giving field. Below is a reel of her in 2011 highlights.

Lindsay scours local boutiques, magazines and the web to help users find the best, newest, coolest, most unique, most romantic, most creative gift ideas out there – so that users don’t have to.

Roberts’ influence as a Gift Expert  goes far beyond just, as she has appeared  on ABC, NBC, CBS, CW and FOX networks across the country, was recently a guest on The Carson Daly Radio Show and contributes to several gift guides and online columns.




Aug 22 2011

Back to School Ideas on WKOW Wake Up Wisconsin!

The Gift Insider on Wake Up Wisconsin

Below are the items we featured and also discount codes on each product.


A “Swaggie” is a Swimsuit Baggie! If you’ve ever gotten your backpack or beach bag soaking wet from a used wet bathing suit, finally a Swaggie is the dry solution for you!
Swaggies have an easy to use zipper, they’re washable/reusable, and look more stylish than an ordinary plastic bag. Swaggies are perfect for campers, going to the beach, or anytime you’ll be carrying a wet bathing suit for a few hours. Swaggies are fun, fashionable, and eco-friendly way to carry around your wet bathing suit!

Fanny Wang Premium Headphones

Fanny Wang’s premium on-ear headphones are the perfect way to accessorize your style and sound for back-to-school! The perfect combination of high-fashion and superior sound quality will make any music fan the envy of all their classmates. They also come in black, white and red colors.
15% off on site $169.95

PaperandPolka Dots –

Back to school? Back to work? Let’s do it greener with this collapsible, practical eco lunch box that is leak-proof and BPA-free. Perfect size for those lunch bags or boxes. It’s even microwaveable & dishwasher-proof. There’s more, it comes with it’s own built-in “spork”. Affordable, practical, small or large and comes in 4 colors. This family owned Texas company is wonderful to work with. Small lunch box $10.50
10% off on The Gift Insider

Take Your Pix Board Albums –

Ever wish your photo albums were sturdy enough to not fall apart? This idea is not just for baby books. This photo album invention was created by a Mom who needed a sturdy photo album to facilitate learning for her daughter. Thus, the Take Your Pix® Board Book Album was born. Board Book Albums,LLC brings us an adorable chunky board book album that can be used by adults & small children too. The album has sturdy cardboard pages, where you can slide the photo in from the top. Notches have been added to make page turning easy on small fingers. 7″ x 7″, 10 pages and holds 20 photos. Comes in many colors and styles. Great for scrap booking, kids crafts, weddings and baby showers too. I love it as a new Mom gift or to make a memory book for any special occasion. Add stickers, lettering… So personal, so easy.
20% off code on The Gift Insider

Lap Desk Lady

I don’t know about you but I hate it when my laptop starts heating up on my lap & then I’m piling pillows to make it the right height & then it topples over … Safari Lap Desks to the rescue! Perfect height, indented at waist, handle to carry it… they thought of everything. I like that it’s not business-boring colors. Love the purple & leopard combo with the decorative rope. My teacher-friend uses it for grading their papers. Stable, cool & comfy. Done. 20″x14″ scotch-guarded desk surface. The Lap Desk Lady is very talented & offers lots of other patterns & different sizes too. This medium purple & leopard goes for $39.95
Coupon code for 10% off till 9/30/11 on The Gift Insider

vinylville designs
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the baddest of them all? It’s Snow’s turn and she’s on a mission. This is a completely original design, only from Vinylville, is a cecal you can stick on your Macbook. It fits on 12″ 13″, 15″& 17″ laptop covers. Vinylville decals will adhere to most smooth flat surfaces, are easily removable and won’t leave sticky residue. Comes with EASY TO APPLY instructions.

Dogeared Bracelets

Dogeared Jewels and Gifts have been hand crafted in California for 20 years, when designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke recognized the need for jewelry that speaks. The style is modern and versatile, inspired by California’s free spirited, natural beauty. Designs range from subtle classics to eclectic, unexpected statements, all designed in the spirit of love, kindness, and consciousness. Each jewel is handmade in the USA, collectable, and one of a kind. $40.00


Aug 22 2011

4 Easy Ways to Give Gifts That Make an Impact

Below is our latest Press Release for The Gift Insider:

Nationally Known Gift Expert Shares 4 Easy Ways to Give Gifts That Make an Impact

Lindsay Roberts, editor of, takes the hassle out of finding unique and creative gift ideas by offering expert gifting advice and an uber-cool website full of under-the- radar gift recommendations for every type of person and price range.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 — The Gift Insider scours local boutiques, magazines and the web to help users find the best, newest, coolest, most unique, most romantic, most creative gift ideas out there – so that users don’t have to. is an edgy new site that lets users browse for gifts by price, person, occasion or personality, then links directly to the website where users can purchase these cool gift ideas.

The site offers exclusive discount codes for many of the products recommended and has a blog full of gifting tips and trends for each holiday season

The Gift Insider Badge Recommended on TV .

4 Easy Ways to Give Gifts That Make an Impact in 2011

1. Make it Personal So many gifts you order online can be engraved, embroidered and customized for a few extra bucks. It shows you put some thought and effort into finding a gift just for that person. Order early.

2. Consider Handmade is our go-to for handmade gift ideas. It’s brimming with meaningful and affordable finds that are sure to be as unique as the artists who make them. Festivals and fairs are another great place to find one-of-a-kind items.

3. Go for a Memorable Experience Gift Many companies now offer gift certificates where recipients can pick from hundreds of unique experiences like driving a race car or being a fighter pilot for the day. It’s a perfect way to give them something they’ve always dreamed of.

4. Don’t forget the WOW factor Try to add special touches to every gift you give this year. Combine a few similar and smaller items into a pretty gift set, add in some easy photo gifts from Walgreens, or wrap the gift using a favorite flower instead of a bow.

The Gift Insider recommends similar tips and gift ideas across a variety of media platforms. Roberts has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CW and FOX networks across the country, she was recently a guest on The Carson Daly Radio Show and contributes to several gift guides and online columns.

Roberts started the site after working in the publishing industry at magazines such as Esquire and Good Housekeeping. She decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her passion for creative gift-giving in June 2010.

PRWeb ebooks – Another online visibility tool from PRWebJournalists: Need a quick quote for any gifting features? Feel free to use any of our tips but make sure to attribute all quotes to “Lindsay Roberts, gift-giving expert and founder of”

For more information and gift expert interviews, media appearances and spokesperson opportunities, please go to The Gift Insider’s contact page to contact Lindsay.




Jul 25 2011

Come Join me at the MsCareerGirl Connect Event – January 28th at District in Chicago

MsCareerGirl Connect and The Gift Insider

Come join the young professional ladies of Chicago for the first “Ms. Career Girl Connect” event! Hosted by in partnership with CarlislePR.

Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM (CT)

District Bar

170 W Ontario
Chicago, IL 60654

This after-work event was designed to inspire and connect local women in order to nurture personal and professional growth & friendship.

We have an impressive panel of outstanding women lined up for you. Our panelists will share their career stories, offer advice, discuss failure, fear, and work/life balance in a relaxed “talk show” style format. Panelists include:

What you’ll get:

  • The first 50 attendees will receive Ms. Career Girl gift bags full of coupons, samples, gift certificates and goodies from several businesses!
  • Passed appetizers included.
  • Attendees are automatically entered to win raffle prizes from our sponsors including a free spa package donated by Must be present to win.
  • Live Shopping with Stella & Dot, Creative Memories and Mary Kay after the panel.
  • Cash Bar.
  • A comfortable and relaxed environment designed to help you meet new girlfriends and make long-term connections.  This isn’t your typical networking event

$15 dollars for tickets – buy here:​t/1892322989/MsCareerGirlConne​ct/17951409361


Jul 25 2011

Radio Spot on Mancow’s Morning Madhouse Tomorrow

The Gift Insider on Mancow Morning Madhouse

We’ll be on Mancow’s Morning Madhouse tomorrow morning (July 26th) at 6:00 AM.  Mancow’s Morning Madhouse is ranked number 4 top radio program in the country! They have 11-12 million listeners daily and are heard in over 200 plus markets.  We’ll be chatting with Mancow about awesome gift ideas! Check out


Jul 6 2011

May 31 2011

Cool Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads on Fox

Watch our segment on Fox2Detroit featuring some fun and creative gift ideas for the Dads and Grads in your life!
Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads


May 13 2011

Back to NBC Chicago for Grad Gifts!

We are heading back to NBC Chicago this Sunday, May 15th for a Unique and Creative Graduation Gift Segment at 8:20 AM central time.  You can watch us live on Michigan Avenue from the Studio 5 window.  I know that’s how your all want to spend you Sunday morning 🙂

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