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
Each year when Christmas season rolls around, we’ve found our list of families and individuals to whom we want to give Christmas gifts growing by several notches. This is a happy thing, because our extended family is growing as new spouses, significant others, and children are added, and new friends are being made. We love it!
But this expanded Christmas gift list does make affordable gift shopping a daunting task. One easy way to handle the task is Continue reading
Here are 52 of the most interesting and unique Christmas gift ideas we’ve found for the home, including home decor, kitchen, man cave, and home bar gifts, gadgets, and accessories. Continue reading
What could be more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice-cold cocktail of vodka, ginger beer, lime, and a sprig of mint served in a shiny copper mug?
The answer, of course, is “I can’t think of anything that would be more refreshing and now I want a Moscow Mule real bad”.
So what is this drink, how did it get its name, and why is it so special that it gets its very own copper mug? Continue reading
Christmas decorating centers around the tree, and any great tree is going to feature fun and unique Christmas ornaments. Continue reading
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. 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?