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Why a vacuum sealer may in fact be the greatest gift idea ever

As you hunt for the best gift ideas for people you love, a food vacuum sealer – a shrink-wrapping kitchen accessory machine that sucks air out and seals your food in plastic – is hardly the first thing that springs to mind.

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37 Amazingly Creative DIY Gift Wrap Tutorials to Make Your Gift Shine

One year I was so on top of things. Not only did I have all my Christmas shopping done, but I also got everything wrapped an entire week early. I was so proud of myself!

Only then did I realize that I had used wrapping paper that said Happy Birthday all over it.

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100 Hilarious Quote Ideas for DIY Funny Birthday Cards

You can spend five bucks on a pre-made card that is moderately funny, or you can make your own DIY funny birthday card that is actually hilarious. It’s up to you, but you can guess what we recommend.

Here are 100 hilarious quote ideas for DIY funny birthday cards. If you write it yourself, not only does it give the card that extra-special feel but they might actually think you came up with the quote on your own. We’ll let them think that, no need to spoil it, as you obviously need all the help you can get. Read more

Easy-Peasy $4 Essential Oil Reed Diffuser DIY

There is an easy-peasy way to make a DIY essential oil reed diffuser for less than four bucks. Here is how to do it. Read more

21 Free Dates for the Money-Saving Couple to Give Instead of Gifts

If you’re a couple committed to saving for bigger and better things than cheap gifts, you’ll love these 21 ideas for free dates. There are many fun, creative, memorable – and free – experiences you can give to one another as a gift for those times when you’re saving, inbetween jobs, or in a financial squeeze. Read more

100 Things You Can Make While Watching TV

Here is a big, inspirational list of things you can make while watching TV. Turn Netflix & chill into something productive by using your crafting or hands-on skills or turn the sports game commercial breaks into an opportunity to get your body toned and flexible. You can use these as gifts for family and friends, to sell at a craft fair, to start an Etsy shop, donate to a homeless shelter, or launch your own small business! Read more

DIY Gift Guide for Simple, Nifty Christmas Gifts

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 Read more

9 Cute DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

Wrap your gifts with creativity. Here are 9 cute DIY gift wrap ideas to get you started for just about any occasion. Read more

Backyard Bird Feeder Gifts

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?