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Gifts for Employees – Without Breaking the Bank

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If you haven’t already begun, it is time to start thinking about what you are going to be doing for the holidays this year, includes hunting for gifts as a Christmas or year end gift for your employees. Read more

Unique Christmas Gifts Top 10 – 2012 to 2013

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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. Read more

10 Crazy Socks

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Crazy socks. Here are 10 of the best. Read more

Social Shopping

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The Heck Is Social Shopping?

Social shopping is a method of commerce where shoppers’ friends become involved in the shopping experience. Social shopping attempts to use technology to mimic the social interactions found in physical malls and stores. With the rise of Read more

Helios Smart Handlebars

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Helios Smart Handle Bars and Smart Phone Integration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smart Handlebars

With Bluetooth and GPS integration that gives your bike speedometer, turn signals, headlight and proximity sensitivity that will turn on the lights as you approach your sweet ride. There are a number of settings you can access through your phone including changing the color of the LED lights in the rear facing bars.

Helios Smart Handle BarsHelios Smart Handle BarsThey are available in pre-order after coming through very successfully a kickstarter fundraiser for the project. They can be fitted to most any bike, and would be a great gift for any avid cyclist. The simple beauty of the design, and the lack of goofy wires make this a unique and beautiful gift option.

Throw a Party with a Wine Aroma Kit

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Understanding the Flavor of Wine – The Aroma Kit

Wine Aroma KitWhen you smell a glass of wine, your brain will search for stored scent memories to associate with the aroma in the wine. This is an ability that you can train your brain to do better with a

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20 Gift Ideas for Coworkers

20 Great Gift Ideas for Coworkers

Giving gifts and presents in the work environment can be difficult to navigate. While some gift giving is regulated by company policies, sometimes giving can fall into grey areas. Unless you have a  Read more

Hammacher Schlemmer Transparent Kayak

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Transparent Kayak at the Beach

That Great White Shark wont be able to sneak up on you, be ready for anything at the lake or beach with the Hammacher Schlemmer Transparent Kayak. This sweet deal would be a great addition to any fisherman or outdoorsy individual. Watch the wish glide underneath as you skim across the water. Light weight with a anodized aluminum frame and a transparent polymer hull, this transparent kayak comes with one back seat, one front seat, two fixed estuary paddles, a water bailer, two paddle leashes, and two flotation devices.Transparent two seated kayakTransparent Kayak or Canoe

 

Backyard Bird Feeder Gifts

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Backyard Bird Feeder: A Gift for the Whole Neighborhood

Like some of you, birds were one of my first gateways into nature. I’d sit for hours in the window seat, watching them snatch insects off the ground, pull seed from the bird feeder and sing songs to each other in the branches of near by trees. Bird watching is a wonderful pass time and a bird feeder in the backyard is a gift for all ages that is always available, no matter what your Read more

Gift Giving and Personalization

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.

Mustache Personalisation on a Hat

Stranger -“Hey is that a mustache on your hat?”

Me- “Yeah my wife sewed it there for me.”

Stranger- “Cool”

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?