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Everyday Heroes

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

― Fred Rogers

All of us, at one time or another, have been touched in some way by a hero. Sometimes these heroes are visible and present, putting out fires, rescuing puppies, saving lives one day at a time. Sometimes, everyday heroes are just quietly doing their thing, without calling much attention to themselves. In good times and in bad, these everyday heroes, the helpers, are the ones that make HUGE impacts on the lives of people around them.

They step up.

They get dirty and get involved.

They don’t wait for or expect accolades & praise.

They do what needs to be done to help.

We applaud these heroes and thank them for being so amazing! If you are looking for a personal way to thank some that has made a significant impact in your life, engraved gifts offer a beautiful way to give them a gift that will show them how thankful you feel for them being in your life.

The optic diamond, shown above, was a recently example of this type of gift that was ordered on our website. But the ideas are endless! Here are a few more gifts ideas to consider:

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Wood Clock with Matte Finish

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Crystal Apple

Keychain - Star & Mini Stars

Keychain – Star & Mini Stars

Musical Water Globe

Musical Water Globe – Floral Bouquet

Engravable Wallet Card

Engravable Wallet Card

Someone Special Royal Plush Blanket

Someone Special Royal Plush Blanket


To purchase a thank you gift for a hero in your life, visit our website or find it in a store near you.

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Need engraving ideas? Look to music, movies or literature

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This morning while going through some of the orders on our website, I noticed that someone ordered a gift using a quote from the TV show “The Office” (best show EVER! At least in my opinion). I was thinking about how many times we see gifts personalized with quotes from movies, shows, books and most especially song lyrics.

It is not hard to see why – sometimes there are extra layers of meaning in sharing words from a memorable pop culture moment. Whether its sharing the experience with someone special (maybe a first date), a running joke between friends, or just that the words express your feelings perfectly, engraving a ‘message’ that perfectly expresses what you want to say to someone makes the gift a keepsake they will always enjoy.

Here are just a few recent examples of gifts with engraved quotes or lyrics:

“Running Home To You” – song by Grant Gustin from the cross-over episode of “Supergirl” and “The Flash”

Song lyric from the song “Beauty and the Beast”

Song lyric from the song “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Quote from “Game of Thrones” by Tyrian Lannister

Quote by Barney Stinson on the TV show “How I Met Your Mother”

If you are not sure what to engrave on a gift, take a look at quotes from your gift recipient’s favourite movies, tv shows, books or songs. There is a WORLD of inspiring ideas for personalizing a special gift!

For more great gift ideas, visit our website or find a store near you.

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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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