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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,

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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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One Word Affirmations

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Reaching goals, and making big life changes can be daunting, scary, thrilling, fun, and HARD to do. One of the reasons we all love memes with great inspirational quotes over the photo, is that it often resonates with our own feelings about reaching our own goals, or those of someone close to us. We are all looking for inspiration and an extra push to keep going.

Affirmations can be a powerful way to help you stay on track to get to where you want to go. If you use them as a part of your mediation routine already, then you know that when you state them slowly, consciously and with intention, they become part of your daily thought process.

One word affirmations can be used instead of full phrases, and when you can find ways to incorporate your word into your daily life, it can give you a laser focus on your goal.

These are PERFECT things to engrave onto a gift that can be worn or used every single day. The person receiving the gift will know you care about supporting their efforts when you give them something with their own special one word affirmation on it.  Like most gifts, it is when they are TRULY personal that people feel loved and appreciated most.

Here are a few great gift suggestions to contain a one word affirmation, as well as list of words to get you thinking about your own.

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Enthusiasm

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Abundance

Carpe Diem

Harmony

Sweat is SEXY

Purpose

Believe In Miracles

Rejoice

There is still time

Thoughtful

 

More one word affirmation ideas, to get you thinking:

Attract

Bliss

Brave

Calm

Celebrate

Courage

Create

Effort

Enchant

Energy

Engage

Flourish

Free

Fun

Give

Glow

Grace

Health

Honour

Joy

Light

Motivate

Nurture

Open

Optimistic

Power

Progress

Respect

Safe

Sparkle

Strong

Thrive

Thrill

Transform

Tranquil

Trust

Unwavering

Valued

Vibrant

Vivacious

Whole

Worthy (my favourite of them all!)

 

 

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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If you LOVE the idea of a one word affirmation engraved onto a gift for an important person in your life, visit our website or find it in a store near you to find lots of amazing ideas.

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