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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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Anniversary Gifts for Him

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It’s June, which means we are in the midst of the most popular wedding season. And when there are lots of weddings in the summer and fall months, that means there are also lots of anniversaries to celebrate.

We have heard it said that guys can be a bit tough to pick out gifts for, especially for anniversaries. Well, sometimes that can be true. But let us help you break out of the video games/sports gifts habit. We have some great (and even romantic) gifts to suggest for you to give him on your anniversary, that you can be sure he will love.

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Couple-themed Bobbleheads! These are so much fun!

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A 3D Photo Crystal for his desk is a truly unique gift that he can enjoy everyday

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Fill a jar with wishes, one for each year you have been together

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He will love this, even if it is just his dream to be the ACTUAL boss (go ahead and get yourself the REAL Boss keychain)

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Clocks are a classic anniversary gift

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Keep the romance alive everywhere you go

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social


To purchase an anniversary gift for him, simply visit our website or find a store near you. We will be happy to help!
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Gifts for Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

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Every year, Things Engraved is honoured to be a part of MANY wedding days! One of our most popular gift categories during wedding season is personalized items for the wedding party members. Giving a personal and beautiful gift to each member of your wedding party makes each person feel recognized and special for being involved in such an important way in your special day.

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Your bridesmaids work hard for you leading up to and on your wedding day – they are there to help with the meltdowns, to bring fresh mascara when yours runs after you cry when you hug your dad, or to make sure you get some food (and champagne!) throughout the day. They are your supporters and they will feel honoured to be asked to be such a big part of your event. A personalized, engraved gift will mean the WORLD to them!

And what about your adorable flower girl or girls? It can be hard work looking cute and remembering where to stand all day. Plus, you will leave a lasting impression on them, as they grow up and remember how they had a chance to BE a flower girl (believe me, when I was 6, I was SO excited to be a flower girl in my aunt’s wedding!)

Let us help you to thank your bridesmaids and flower girls with a beautiful gift that will last a lifetime. These are just a few ideas to get you started. If you are looking for more ideas, be sure to visit our website HERE and explore gifts. And for those adorable flower girls, you can explore our gift options by clicking HERE. You can also find a store close to you so you can visit in person to make your gift selection.

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Swarovski Heart Bracelet

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Oval Beaded Trinket Box

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Band of Daisies Frame

Sweat is SEXY

High Heel Compact Mirror

Believe In Miracles

Silver Black Leather Bracelet

There is still time

Dragonfly Bring Flask

Believe In Miracles

Kids Sterling Silver ID Bracelet

There is still time

Trinket Box with 3D Butterfly & Flowers

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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When you have the very BEST women standing up with you at your wedding, you need a gift that is as personal and gorgeous as they are! We have been helping brides give great gifts to their maid of honour and bridesmaids for decades now, so we KNOW what we are talking about!

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To purchase gifts for your wedding party, visit our website or find it in a store near you.

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