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Make These Homemade Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas This Afternoon

April 30, 2016

Have you been looking for homemade anniversary gift ideas you can really make? I have taken the heavy lifting out by doing the research for you! I found there are plenty of homemade gift ideas around, but not all are really suitable for wedding anniversary presents.

Why should you make your anniversary gift at home? A gift from the heart is always a good choice. Homemade gifts do not have to be overly complicated to make or tacky. Even if you lack skills in the craft area you can make a successful homemade anniversary gift.

Alright! I am going to share my favorite two homemade anniversary gift ideas with you. Both are quite simple. Even those of you who are unsure what the point of a glue-stick is, should be able to make these! Most likely you already have the needed material at home, even if you are not crafty. (yes that’s right…)

My favorite homemade anniversary gifts are – yummy bath salts and love messages in a jar. Both come under the “gifts in a jar” category. They are my favorites because they are easy to make, require no particular special skills and usually everything you need – you already have!

Bath salts are great. Why? Who doesn’t like a bit of pampering now and again. Sometimes heading over to the spa for a pampering isn’t always a viable option. But you can still give the gift of pampering and relaxation at home. Apart from glycerin (which is an optional extra) you probably have all the needed materials in your home. Bath salts make for a great adaptable gift. You can change the colors and flavors quite easily, all you need to do is use a different essential oil. Possibilities include lavender and citrus.

A close second is love messages in a jar. This requires a bit of planning on your part. The idea is that you write up lots of romantic love messages (365 to be exact!) and put them in a jar of love. You don’t have to come up with all of them yourself, anniversary quotes can be used for some of them.

The most important thing with homemade anniversary gifts is – do them well. After you have made the effort of making them – don’t let yourself down with sloppy presentation! Giving gifts in a careless manner is what gives homemade gifts a bad name – don’t turn your efforts into tackiness!

Enjoy your homemade anniversary gift creating! Happy Anniversary!

Use A Free Gift With High Perceived Value.

April 28, 2016

A recent Linked In discussion reminded me of a very important ingredient when selecting a free gift (premium) give-away with your product offer.

Make sure the free gift has a high perceived value.

This brings to mind a very successful mailing campaign I used for a lottery mail order company as well as an information publishing company.

The free gift was an application form for an off-shore bank account. The application form cost us absolutely nothing, however it allowed us to -romance- the give-away copy to make the perceived value be the key to what the prospect should do to protect all the money they were going to make with our basic offer.

The most successful free gifts are those that enhance the product offer – and, can give you a chance to write copy that -weaves-the-dream- of the total offer. Hence, a set of wine glasses and a cheese board shown in a great mood picture when selling a subscription to a wine club. Or, a private tour of a TV or Movie set on location in Hawaii for a vacation trip to the Hawaiian Islands. Many times, you can get this agreement for next to nothing if in return you advertise the TV or Movie as part of your promotion.

First, put yourself in the shoes of the prospective buyer. What would they like to have that enhances your product experience that has a very high perceived value but will cost you next to nothing. Often times you’ll need a partner in this scheme.

They key is the way you -romance- or -weave-the-dream- on how the free gift enhances the product offer. Some years ago, Skill Path, the business seminar people, had an opportunity they missed -. big time. They were touting their 3-day Professional Business Management Course. They had a -white paper- on the business management abilities of Donald Trump. Nelson Mandela, Rudy Giuliani and Oprah Winfrey. They never mentioned this -white paper- except in one spot buried in the copy in the lower right panel on the last page of their brochure. In my opinion, they should have wrapped their entire three day course around it. Learn how Mandela, Rudy Giuliani and Oprah Winfrey have become world renown business managers – absolutely FREE.

Step back -. put yourself in the shoes of your customer -think about what’s important to them -then add a free gift with a high perceived value.

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What Are Your Gifts

April 25, 2016

Recognizing and writing down your gifts is as important, if not more important, than writing down your goals. Writing down your goals is a useful tool to work concretely towards achieving your dreams and visions. Recognizing your gifts and callings is what creates those dreams and visions in the first place, and nurtures a positive and strength-based attitude.

Successful individuals focus on their gifts and strengths, not their weaknesses or flaws. Everyone has his or her areas of strength. Successful people learn to use their assets to their advantage, and realistically minimize or work around their deficits.

Every human being is born with varying degrees of potential but all of us also have natural talents and abilities that, over time, become unique to us depending on our latent ability, our environment, our personality, our experiences, and all the millions of influences that affect human beings.
Everyone is good at something, and there is no one who is not good at anything! So we need to focus on those unique positives, and try to work in our areas of personal gifting: music, art, baking, sports, carpentry, cooking, cleaning, listening skills, public speaking, teaching, leadership the list could go on forever. Allow what is good in you to get out and work for you.

Once you have made a list of your gifts and feel free to ask others who know you well what they think your special gifts are take a look at the list. Of the many gifts, what are you really passionate about?

What stands out as something you really love doing that connects with you?

Once you have narrowed it down, start thinking of how to direct your gifts and passion. Filling a need in your community, or the community beyond, with the particular set of gifts that youve been given, the passion to pursue them and taking action to make your dreams come true: that is where you will find success.

Individual gifts + personal passion + action = success for everyone.

Jeff Say’s: I’m all for learning new things, however, if there is something that youre already good at youll see more return on investment if you perfect your craft rather than focusing on things that dont come easily to you.

Top Five Gift Ideas for Dad This Fathers Day

April 25, 2016

It could be possibly simple to purchase for him or very hard when it comes to Dad. Perhaps Dad is some of those men that has every thing, or he’s picky or you simply do not understand what to get him!

1. Whisky Nosing Package

This is actually the perfect gift if Dad enjoys his rum subsequently. This is certainly going to charge you over one hundred dollars however the accurate whisky fanatic will like you for this excellent gift. It comes with a 60-page control destined manual guide along with 24 fragrance examples such as for instance rubbish, vanilla and more! It is indeed a excellent Fathers Day gift and nicely it might be a gift you may enjoy with Dad too, if you’re old.

2. Vino Nosing Package

His nose can be trained by this time Dad to comprehend which flavors and grapes are providing that crimson a completely human anatomy.

3. Whisky Gemstones

4. Wifi Vehicle Mouse They’re an excellent cost in addition to being some thing Dad can in fact use.

5. Pickmaster Plectrum

Is Dad a genuine audio enthusiast? Enjoys hearing to his audio? Perhaps performs an uncomfortable atmosphere guitar? Perhaps he really may play your guitar. Subsequently, this could have to be among the gift suggestions for Dad we’ve run into. Got a terminated charge card?

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Mother’s Day Gadget Gift Ideas

April 24, 2016

Moms love gadgets too. Gift your mom Photo Key Chains that hold over 50 photos. It’s easy to upload photos in these keychain digital photo frames. If your mom’s too busy that she often forgets to charge her cell phone batteries at night. Give her an Energizer Cell Phone Charger that charges most cell phones from two AA batteries.

Who doesn’t like music? And if your mom does too, nothing could be better than gifting her a 2nd generation 1GB Apple iPod Shuffle, which is very thin and can hold up to 240 songs and has a 12 hour battery life. A Zune MP3 player offers features not found on iPods like WiFi connectivity which lets you trade songs with other Zune users, surf the web, or use other online interactive features. Zunes come in different colors and can also be engraved with a special Mother’s Day message.

Bluetooth Headsets like Aliph Jawbone, Plantronics Voyager 510, Jabra BT500 are a great gadget to have while your mom drives. So she won’t get a ticket for talking while driving. With a stereo headset like the Jabra BT620, your mom can listen to tunes as well. Keeping in touch is so important. Broadband connections, improved software and better quality webcams have made video conferencing an enjoyable experience. Get a Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 so your mom can make video calls.

Simplify Mom’s digital camera dealings with a flash memory card with built-in WiFi so you don’t ever have to hook up the camera to a computer to download photos. You can also get a good quality photo printer that’s fast and makes glossy prints. For the techie Moms with a taste for bling you should check out these bejeweled USB Flash Drives from Swarovski Designs.

Or just take a little load off your mom’s house cleaning chores with iRobot Roomba 4150 , a vacuuming robot. No matter what it is that you intend to gift your mom, gift it with love, and of course a bouquet of flowers; that adds to making your mom’s day special.

Naughty And Nice Gifts For Women

April 15, 2016

That special woman in your life has probably done a lot for you this year and the past years. She certainly makes sure that the house is in order. She makes sure the kids get to and from school on time. She helps you with the households finances and cheers you on when times get rough. Even if she works, she makes sure that dinner is ready by the time you come home. As sweet as she is sometimes, when you do something wrong, she will never fail to scold you and give you a piece of her mind. This is why this coming Christmas, you should give her a gift she truly deserves something naughty and nice. Here are a few creative gift ideas to get you started.

It is soon going to be Christmas once again and it is time to finalize that Christmas shopping list. It means it is time to come up with gifts for all sorts of people gift for men and women. A number of the naughty and nice gifts for her often involve something related to food, but not necessarily fit for consumption. A fine example of such a gift would be the Naughty but Nice Lip Gloss kit. This set includes 6 flavors of lip gloss which are shaped like a cake. Winter can be harsh on ones lips and these can keep those lips soft during the entire season. That time of year is never complete without delicious dishes either such as the Christmas pudding and cake. As an additional surprise, you can always give her a personalized chocolate Yule log. It may not last long, but it will definitely be a treat for everyone during Christmas dinner. If she is quite conscious about the calories, you can always choose to give her personalized silver or gold engraved My Last Rolo or chocolate sauce print. Both personalized Christmas presents can have her name written on them. They might not be edible, but she might appreciate those more if she really is counting her calorie intake.

You can test her willpower and self-control by giving her a gift like an Emergency Chocolate Bar which is made out of Belgian chocolate. She will at least have something in case she feels the need for such fine chocolate. There are a lot of other unique naughty and nice gifts out there for women. Look around and choose whats best.

Christmas Gifts For Grandparents Who Have Everything

April 11, 2016

This is the season of list making and almost everyone has a list of who and what to buy for this Christmas. Many people will agree that sometimes the hardest people to buy for on their list are the grandparents. It just seems that grandparents have just about everything. They certainly dont need another pair of slippers, another robe hanging in the closet or another chach ka to dust. For the grandparents who have everything on your list, consider a unique gift that they have never gotten before.

A great Gift of the Month Club gift for all grandparents is the Dinner Club. The Dinner Club offers grandparents an entire gourmet meal that serves two to four people. Each meal includes a specialty pasta, premium sauces and a bonus gourmet item. Bonus items vary each month and can be an oil, seasoning or appetizer. A personalized gift announcement will accompany their first meal letting them know that you have chosen this very unique and special gift just for them. Every month grandparents will receive a monthly club newsletter as well. Shipping is free and best of all since our meals are chosen by gourmet professionals, your grandparents will never have to worry about what to choose and how to choose the best meal for them.

Only the absolute best is chosen for the Dinner of the Month Club. Even the most demanding food critic will be satisfied and delighted with their monthly gourmet meal. Our gourmet meals are guaranteed for freshness and are made of only 100% natural ingredients.

For the grandparents who have everything, this unique and personal gift will keep giving month after month and you can choose the club type of your choice. For less than a dollar a day you can choose the three month club, six month club or twelve month club. Theres even a Dinner-of-the-Season club where for a year you can have a gourmet meal delivered to the grandparents who have everything every third month four times a year. The Dinner Club can be tailored to the lifestyles of those grandparents who have everything.

Youre not only giving the grandparents who have everything the perfect gift but youre giving the gift that makes gift getting easy for you. It takes only minutes to call the 800 number and place your order. Your order will be processed immediately. You can choose whether you want your gift announcement to be sent by US mail or email. For even more convenience, you can skip the phone call and order online.

Not sure the Dinner Club is right for the grandparents who have everything on your list? We are sure that if the Dinner Club isnt the choice for you, you will be pleased at the other Gift-of-the-Month Clubs we offer. With over thirty Gift-of-the-Month Clubs to choose from, youre sure to find just the right club for the grandparents who have everything in the convenience of your own home.

Shop Hawaii for the Perfect Gift from Hawaii

April 4, 2016

Give the perfect gift! Shop Hawaii. ABC Gift Cards are available and redeemable online or in any ABC Store. ABCStores.com offers a wide range of Hawaiian gifts, including Hawaii T-shirts, Hawaiian shirts, macadamia nuts, Hawaiian jewelry, Hawaii lotion and Island Girl products. Hawaii T-Shirts & Hawaiian Shirts

We carry Hawaii t-shirts created exclusively for ABC Stores: Hawaiian Performance Surfwear, Island Girl, and Hawaiian Performance Surfwear Our Hawaiian shirts are made in Hawaii, USA. Authentic, 100% quality cotton, genuine coconut shell buttons, matching print pocket. RJC Aloha Shirts Hibiscus Collection line of clothing – island comfort line for Men and Women includes Aloha Shirts or Hawaiian Shirts, sarongs, pareaus or pareos, comfortable tube or a-line dresses which are available in many prints.

Macadamia Nuts

You could say macadamia nuts like to play -hard to get.- It takes approximately seven years for a tree to bear fruit. The fruit must ripen on the trees and is generally gathered by hand. Then it requires 300 pounds of pressure to crack the nut’s extremely hard outer shell to reveal the delicious kernel inside.

Since the first macadamia tree was planted in 1946 on the Big Island of Hawaii, macadamia nuts have been used to create a delectable assortment of the finest products. Great tasting Mauna Loa macadamia nuts and treats meet the highest standards of quality and excellence. Perfect for gift-giving, special occasions or an everyday healthy treat. Mauna Loa All-Natural Macadamia Nuts

Hawaiian Jewelry

Large selection of Hawaiian Jewelry with island inspirations created and sold exclusively for ABC Stores include Island Girl watches, bracelets, necklaces, Island Opals, Tropical Pearls (sterling silver with fresh water pearls), Jewel of the Sea – Mother of Pearls available in an array of colors, The Ku’uipo Collection sterling silver line, Island Sense hand crafted bone, Island Treasures fashion jewelry which includes the popular honu with gems and slipper gem charms, the classic Body Surf Wear – Puka Shell jewelry line and much more.

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Give the perfect gift! Shop Hawaii. ABC Gift Cards are available and redeemable online or in any ABC Store. Visit www.abcstores.com or call toll free 1-888-703-4222.

The Magical Adventures Of Tigger And Pooh Collectible Gifts

April 1, 2016

A. A. Milne’s glorious designs of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, and the many other characters that live in 100 Acre Wood, have been a feat for almost a century. Popular with children and adults alike, these amazing characters have really stood the test of time, and have now been immortalised as a collection of amusing figurines.

Tigger and Pooh figures are Incredibly fun making the perfect present for the fan of Winnie the Pooh; the renowned hunny eating bear! Pooh bear collectible gifts encompass everything from keepsake gifts for newborn babies to admirable ornaments and novelties, just right for any collector or as a gift to inspire a new collection.

Whether you adore the unique illustrations by E. H. Shepherd, or the endearing Disney representations, Tigger and Pooh figurines really reflect the pure joy behind these classic favourites with representations of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger showing how they have been depicted over the years.

Be a part of the magical adventures from the House at Pooh Corner, with Winnie, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet with gift items that your guaranteed to love. Whether you are searching for that special gift item, or building a collection of your much loved Disney Traditions characters, Tigger and Pooh figurines make the perfect gift for that special someone.