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Martha’s Top Gift Picks

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012085 STAINLESS STEEL BABY/KIDS CUP

This stainless steel baby cup reminds me of the one that my grandfather had engraved and gave to me as a baby, I still have and cherish this cup. There is lots of room for engraving; I would recommend the baby’s name and date of birth on one side and to truly make it an heirloom engrave: Love, Grandma and Grandpa on the back. It will be cherished just like mine that I have had for 54 years.

 

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CAR CLOCK WITH ALARM

This car alarm clock is the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person. It makes a great Birthday, Retirement, Communion/Confirmation or Graduation Gift. The hood of the car can be engraved with the persons name and date and then on the back you can put a personal message. A fun gift for all ages!

 

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015057-1 CROSS TOWNSEND MEDALIST BALL-POINT PEN

This Cross Pen is the Cadillac of writing instruments, if you need a gift for a professional person you can’t go wrong with this pen. It has 23 karat gold accents and engraves beautifully. Anyone that receives this as a gift will recognize the brand and feel the quality instantly.

 

4X6 BLACK FRAME WITH SILVER TRIM

I love this frame, the engraving looks so amazing it comes out silver and is a great contrast against the black frame. Great for any occasion! I engraved one for my mother and engraved “My Mother by Chance” on the top and “My Friend by Choice” on the bottom we both shed a tear when I gave it to her.

 

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017112 VENICE COMPACT

My niece bought 6 of these compacts for her wedding party, she engraved their names on the front and on the back see put a different personal message. The girls LOVED their gifts, and used them through out the evening to check their make up.

 

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Rebecca’s Top Gift Picks

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022505-10 SELFIE STICK

A selfie stick is a great gift for anyone and everyone. It is perfect for the tech-savvy teen, the photo-happy mom, or the gadget-loving guy.

 

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MAHOGANY BOX FLASK SET

This flask set is not only practical but also stylish. It can be personalized in so many different ways. The little funnel and set of 2 shot glasses are so useful and having a box to store it all in keeps all the items together when you need them.

 

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018061-1 MOVA GLOBE

This is by far the coolest gift around. The way the globe continually spins using the energy of light, never ceases to amaze me. Its the perfect gift to celebrate an accomplishment of to just tell someone that they mean the world to you.

 

SKELETON POCKET WATCH

This pocket watch is the perfect balance between old world charm and modern sophistication. It’s an item that most men wouldn’t buy for themselves, but they love to pull it out for a “dressy occasion” of show it off to their golf buddies.

 

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dinothrow EMBROIDERED THROW BLANKET

This gift is one of the most versatile items I’ve found. I’ve given it to kids who think its so neat to have their own special blanket with their name on it and an embroidered dinosaur or teddy bear, I’ve given it to couples to mark the purchase of their new home, I’ve given one to my Grandma to remind her that even though we don’t see her often, she’s always in our hearts, and I’ve even given one to myself, because who doesn’t love a cozy blanket.

 

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Apples, Apples, Everywhere

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The beginning of fall marks a delicious time of year…apple season! Of course, we can buy many varieties of apples all year long (more on that shortly). BUT, there is NOTHING like the delicious taste of a freshly picked apple on a chilly bright fall day. I want to bask in how fabulous I feel just thinking about it!

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In Canada, we are lucky to have lots of great apple varieties growing here, including some heritage apples. My personal FAVOURITE apple, the golden russet, is one of the heritage varieties, and it is only available for a very short time in the fall, because it does  not store well. It has crunch, it is tart AND sweet, and it is the perfect size for a snack.

September 19th is International Eat an Apple Day, and while we don’t think you should restrict your apple munching to just one day, it DOES seem the perfect excuse to enjoy a few delicious bites on THIS day (maybe even with some caramel sauce for dipping perhaps?)

Quench Magazine wrote an article with a simple list of the varieties available in Canada, along with their best uses. This is a good list to see if there are some new types of apples you should be checking out this fall and winter.

And, speaking of winter, have you ever wondered how apples manage to be kept in storage for so many months, and maintain their texture and taste? In my fridge, they sure don’t last MONTHS! I did a bit of reading and found out there is some interesting science behind this vexing question. Ontario Apple Growers have a nice detailed explanation HERE.

In a nutshell, apples breathe, taking in oxygen and generating carbon dioxide (they sound almost human!). In storage, the apple experts create an environment that reduces to a minimum the amount of respiration. The apples are harvested and immediately put into this storage to basically stop the ripening process until it is time to go to your local supermarket.

Cool, am I right?

Apples are pretty much the perfect food – they are yummy, attractive, affordable AND they keep the doctor away (but only if you eat them everyday). Plus they are so easy to cook with – use them in salads, desserts and even main courses, like this Pork Roast with Apples and Onions from the Pioneer Woman.

One of our social team members recently made a delicious and EASY treat – caramel with apple slices for dipping. All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk and a few hours. Be sure to get SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK – its the ONLY ingredient in this recipe and we learned the hard way it pretty darned important to buy the right thing LOL! Try this yummy treat this fall: Easy Caramel

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Happy Apple Picking!

 

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

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