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How To Be A GREAT Gift Giver – Part 1

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Being a fabulous gift giver is not as easy as one might think. It can truly be an art. Think about the gifts you have received over the years – you can probably remember the ones that were given to you with lots of thought and consideration, as opposed to the generic Pot of Gold that someone bought to have handy at the holidays (not that I don’t like to indulge in a bit of Pot of Gold. Yummy!)

Here are some tips to consider if you want to be an even BETTER gift giver. This is the first EIGHT in our list of SIXTEEN (yes, we have you covered with these ideas!) Let’s get started:

1. Don’t be a last minute shopper You will rarely be able to get something truly ‘right’ for the person if you just run into a random store (or gas station??! gasp!) at the last minute. Putting in time to do some thinking and planning ahead of time is always the best way to show the gift recipient you put thought into what they would most like in a gift. If you want to shop on-line, be mindful of what realistic shipping timelines will be – don’t order something 2 days before the occasion and HOPE it arrives on time because you will probably be disappointed and stressed about it.

2.  Listen and take notes When the person you are going to be buying for express an interest in something during your conversations or on social media, add the idea to a gift list (there are apps for that!). When you are ready to purchase a gift, you will have ideas already in mind.

3. OR take risks with your gift ideas If you know the person fairly well, you can go outside of the norm and surprise them with the perfect gift they didn’t even know they wanted! Be creative, keeping their personality in mind the whole time.

4.  Food and drink gifts are almost always appreciated. These often make the perfect hostess gifts as well (be sure to personalize some glassware to go with it!)

5. Maybe not a gift card I know, these CAN be a great gift, especially if you know they are a huge fan of a particular brand or store. If you do go the GC route, accompany it with something small, like chocolate or a fun novelty item, just to spice up the presentation and show them you really did make an effort.

6. Ask someone close to them for ideas You never know, they might already be planning to give the same person something BIG and you can add to the gift with your own complimentary idea.

7. Don’t forget it is always the thought that counts You can LITERALLY give them your thoughts with a handwritten note or card and they will be thrilled. Not many people hand write cards or letters, so this will be very well received. Include some sentiments that will make them feel appreciated and cared for.

8. The gift is NOT about you Don’t fall into the trap of selecting a gift that YOU love, unless you are 100% sure they have the same tastes as you. Keep THEIR interests and likes in mind when choosing.

That is the first 8 tips to becoming the best gift giver in our series. You can read Part 2 by clicking HERE.

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From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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6 Gifts for Hard to Buy For People

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We all have them in our life. They seem to already have everything or they never seem to WANT anything. You and I know them as the ‘HARD to buy for people’. HTBFP for short (hoping that acronym will catch on…okay, probably not).

These people, no matter how much we like and care for them, are simply making life tough for us! BECAUSE we like and care for them, there are times we WANT to give them a gift to express our feelings for them. To celebrate life’s special days with them. But what can we do when it comes time to choose a gift?

We have lots of great gifts in our line up, but we think these 6 gifts are different and unique enough that someone that has everything probably doesn’t have anything like them. Start with these, or consider taking one of our popular gifts and making it 100% unique by adding engraving.

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Bobbleheads – see below for inspiration about Bobbleheads. Believe me, you need to get this!

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Photo Engraving on Pendant – besties, kids, pets, cars, kissy-faces. Engraved right into the pendant!

Carpe Diem

3D Photo Crystal & Key Chain – your faces in 3D? Yes please!

Sweat is SEXY

Mova Globe – It rotates on it’s own! No electricity required! It’s kind of a scientific miracle.

Believe In Miracles

Wine Bottle Accessory Set – It looks like a wine bottle, but it has wine tools inside!

There is still time

Handcuffs Key Chain – Not just for people in law enforcement. How cheeky!

 

 

Now, HERE is why I am putting Bobbleheads on this list:

Things Engraved Bobbleheads

Dwight Schrute and his mini-me from “The Office” Best.Show.Ever.

Of course, we KNOW that our stores offer a TON of great gift ideas for those tough to shop for people on your list. Be sure to visit our website or find a store near you to shop in person. With engraving to make your gift choices all your own, the options are endless!

 

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

 

 

 

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Charisse’s Top Gift Picks

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022134 5X7 SILVER BEADED FRAME

This 5×7 beaded frame is one of our most popular frames in stores in my region. It’s simple and classic look makes it great for any occasion!  There is lots of space to add engraving.

 

PERSONALIZE >

BUTTERFLY WATER GLOBE

 

Our butterfly water globe is beautiful and plays music as the butterfly’s dance around. The gift transcends time as it could be from a grandmother all the way down to a first birthday!  Available in-store only.

 

FIND A STORE >

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020936 BLACK PAINTED FLASK

This matte black flask makes an ideal choice because when engraved it looks exquisite. The black is durable and yet contemporary and easy choice for any occasion.

 

VENICE COMPACT

One of most popular compacts is our Venive compacts. Not only can it be given as part of our large wedding collection, it can also stand alone with it’s brushed silver finish with pretty leaves!

 

ENGRAVE IT >

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020043-1 BLUE/ PINK BABY KEEPSAKE BOX

A great gift for baby, this item will allow you to store babies memories for them to enjoy years and years from now. Available in both pink and blue.  The 12 drawers include: My first tooth, soother, rattle, my first curl, my first spoon, hospital ID bracelet, ultrasound, treasures, my first photo, hand & footprint, my first shoes and birth certificate.

 

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