If you have a family member or friend who is a financial advisor, or if you really appreciate your financial guru and are looking for the perfect Christmas gift idea, look no further.
Real estate closing gifts are the perfect opportunity for all you real estate agents to thank your clients, and show them how much you appreciated working with them. It’s also a great way to leave them with a positive image of their experience with you, and it can be a step toward future referrals.
Below we have 21 unique and memorable ideas for real estate closing gifts. Continue reading
There are two keys to a fantastic, treasured, memorable, and appreciated home bar holiday gift. If you follow these tips, when the wrapping comes off you’ll be sure to see that heartwarming smile, that exclamation of surprise and delight, the meaningful laugh that says, “You know me so well!” Continue reading
When the holiday season is approaching, with it comes your search for unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. Here are the top 10 Christmas Gifts from Northwest Gifts. Continue reading
Independence Day gifts have been on our menu all this week wherever we turn. Stars & Stripes, Red White and Blue, ‘Merica, and a general patriotic spirit abounds throughout the internet shopping world. Here’s our Fourth of July themed weekly roundup of the best of the best gift ideas and holiday products celebrating the Stars & Stripes and all things American. Happy Independence Day!!!
Independence Day Gifts: Stuff to Wear
This Fourth of July, how will you help your friends and family express their fervent American spirit? Will it be with a pair of comfy patriotic lounge pants?
Or does your crowd prefer the All-American Geek style, sporting an epic image across the chest in Red, White, and Blue of the Man of Steel waving a ginormous flag?
Independence Day Gifts: Stuff for Cooking
It’s clearly an American tradition to barbeque on the Fourth. As easy as it is to grill up a few burgers and dogs, everyone still needs to add some Stars & Stripes flair to their kitchen and patio. Here are a few fun bbq cooking accessories – an American Flag spatula, patriotic salt & pepper shakers, and a special Fourth of July oven mitt and potholder set:
Independence Day Gifts: Stuff to Do
We all know that fireworks are in order every Fourth of July; but what else can one do with one’s family or with a gathering of friends, especially before night falls? Well, there’s always a roaring game of ping pong:
If you don’t have a ping pong table, you can easily DIY for about $10. You can also make fun and tasty Independence Day snacks while you’re waiting for the grill to heat up, like these scrumptious Fourth of July Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:
Or, instead of making these yourself, you can have them shipped to anyone as a tasty Independence Day Gift via mail.
Independence Day Gifts: ‘Merica
If you plan on staying trendy this Independence Day, you need to have and/or give some ‘Merica gear.
Have a happy, safe, and fun Independence Day this Fourth of July!!!
Personalization – It’s the little things that count.
Whether it’s a waitress coming down to the table to talk to you instead of looming overhead… or a “thank you wave” when somebody lets you into their lane on a busy freeway off-ramp… or the thoughtful personalization of a gift, be it a shirt, wall decoration or everyday item – thoughtfulness and insight can really make a difference on the impression a gift can leave.
The photo below on the right is of a DIY project my wife did for me. We didn’t want to spend too much on gifts for each other and my wife is a handy gal – so when she wanted to do something special for Christmas last year she decided to do a little frugal gifting and personalize my favorite hat by hand stitching a mustachio on it. It goes with me daily and I always get comments on it.
Stranger -“Hey is that a mustache on your hat?”
Me- “Yeah my wife sewed it there for me.”
It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to impress somebody with a gift. Sometimes its just a little extra personalization that will get the attention of the gift recipient.
If your not a super handy person, there are a number of gifts available at Northwest Gifts that can be personalized. Some of the gifts can be personalized for no extra charge, and fear not there are some mustachioed items to choose from. So this summer and as the holiday season slowly creeps up on us this year, give some thought to maybe saving a little money this year and investing a little extra time and personalize your gift ideas.
This mustache hat is just one idea for how to personalize a gift. What interesting ideas have you come across?
Ah, the world traveler. Traveling along and no way to document where you’ve been and what you’ve seen. Continue reading
St. Patrick’s Day is an international holiday celebrating all things Irish with an abundance of green, clovers, parades, cabbage, and drink. What began as a religious celebration (a Roman Catholic holiday in remembrance of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland) has become a general celebration of Irish culture and folklore, enjoyed by thousands if not millions with Irish food, drink, games, parades, and parties – and, of course, for children, a day of pinching or getting pinched depending on whether one is or is not wearing something green.
If you’re planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s day, and would like to give a St. Paddy’s Day gift to a friend or family member, or have a prize at your party, or would like something green and Irishy for yourself, here are 7 great St. Patricks Day gift ideas for your consideration.
A fun and stylish Irish pub sign for the one who just can’t wait til the next St. Paddy’s Day. The solid wood-framed sign comes ready to hang on the wall and includes hanging number tiles for counting down the number of days left until Saint Patrick’s Day. What a cool gift for any Irishman! Adds the perfect touch to anyone’s home, office, game room, Irish themed restaurant or pub, and reads,
CUDTROMACH AIRE ( which is Gaelic for “Important Notice”) Be knowin’ my fine friend, there be only (X number) Days ‘Til the wearin’ O’ the green. ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Sure and B’Geezus – We’ll all have a Grand Time.
This exquisite sign is a nice St. Patrick’s Day gift at $99.95. Also available is a smaller and more affordable version (with a chalkboard for counting down the days) which will fit nicely into your budget at only $29.95.
What could be a greater gift to receive, especially for someone away from family, a near-starving college student, or a single parent overwhelmed with several kids, than receiving a free holiday-themed dinner, already made and piping hot? Here is a fun recipe for the classic St. Patrick’s Day meal from the popular food and recipe site Food.com:
- 4 lbs flat cut corned beef brisket
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle Guinness draught (make sure you use Guinness draught, not stout as it will turn it bitter!)
- 1 medium yellow onion , peeled and cut into wedges
- 3 garlic cloves , minced
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8;-¼ teaspoon ground cloves (to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 head cabbage , cut into wedges, rinsed and drained
- 6 medium white potatoes , peeled and quartered
- 1 -2 lb carrot , peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
Here’s the rest of the directions!
Here are some classic Irish pub signs, made in the USA from furniture grade wood and personalized with the name of your choice by hand. A terrific custom gift for the genuine Irishman! (or the genuine wannabe!)
A healthy variety of Irish pub signs to choose from, ranging from $24.95 and up, and including wonderful old-fashioned designs with hanging name boards, fun quotes, four-leaf clovers, Irish and Celtic sayings, and much more. These signs are also perfect for display in a restaurant, Irish bed & breakfast, pub, home bar, man cave, or anywhere else you may want to display a sign.
Millions to choose from, available anywhere shirts are sold, from green shirts with four-leaf clovers to the classic “Kiss Me I’m Irish” saying, or how about this fun and different design, featuring green suspenders and tie speckled with four-leaf clovers from SpreadShirt.com.
Made from 100% cotton, available in a plethora of sizes and colors, these Irish t-shirts make great gifts for guys or gals!
At Northwest Gifts, we have a great selection of quality USA-made St. Patrick’s Day signs, available with or without a frame, featuring classic, fun, and witty Irish sayings, quotes, and blessings. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with one of these humorous quotes adorning your walls:
…and many more, available in our Irish Signs section.
So you want to give a meaningful gift to a manly guy, maybe for his birthday or for your anniversary, but you want something a little deeper than this:
But, being a dude, he might think this is a little too cheesy:
Well then, here’s your alternative. Combine the manliness of a blade with the sentimentality of a custom engraved photo album a personalized pocket knife:
Thus the perfect anniversary gift is just the right blend of gusto (a rosewood handle, a 3-inch retractable blade, old-fashioned design) and romance (a personal message of your true love). Get it here or check out the slightly more modern version below with awesome LED light, 4-inch blade and belt clip.