If you're planning to buy some Halloween gifts for the next holiday that is approaching for your children, my solution is to enter gifts.com, one of the favorite sites that I have, sites from where you can get gift ideas. It is true that you cannot buy the product directly from gifts.com, but from other sites, but at least you can see some very interesting gift ideas, just as I have said earlier.
You know how the children are very impressed by toys and other products that make them to be unique, this is why for today, I recommend to you some personalized Halloween treat carriers and some spooky sleepware for kids. Other products, that work also for your boyfriend or girlfriend and for other family members are some freaky personalized Halloween mugs, Halloween fun care packages, spook-tacular style for girls, towers of treats for Halloween (this is a gift that is most likely good for adults, because if the children eat all these candies and if they don't brush their teeth, they could have problems and if an adult can solve his or her problems rapidly by going to a dentist, when you are dealing with these problems in the case of your children, these problems are solved with more difficulty, because they are afraid of doctors).
Other products refer to the gifts that can be collected, such as the Halloween Disney collectibles. Or you can buy him or her some devilishly delicious Halloween chocolates. Do you have a daughter? And you don't know what presents to buy for her on Halloween? You can start with a personalized treat tote bag or a treat carrier.
The interior decorations are some of the bestselling products online because they are bought not only to be offered as gifts to your children or to the children of your relatives or friends, but also to yourself. You can get some beautiful Halloween decorated lollipops or perhaps some personalized Halloween decor products.
I know that the Halloween products are meant to be spooky and freaky at the same time, but the phantoms or the ghosts if you like, that I see on gifts.com make me laugh, not frightened. Probably this happens because they are dedicated to children and you don't want to frighten your children right? Some other present that can be bought are: creepy realistic finger soaps (they are really, really freaky), spooky and cute black cat decor, Halloween toys and games for kids, Halloween arts and crafts, the world's largest gummy bear, personalized Halloween treats sacks, creepy and cute fashion products for kids and more.
Today I will present a bit of the terms and conditions that are available on the thinkgeek.com site, better said in that section of the site that speaks about deliveries and how to track your order.
It would be wise to enter the customer service section and read almost everything that is written there before ordering a product. And I'm not thinking only at thinkgeek.com, but also to other sites from where you plan to buy various things. This customer service refers to your possibility of contacting the site’s representatives, your chance of seeing how you can return a product or how you can exchange it with another one, with the help of the customer service you will learn more about the shipping policies, how to create an account, how to find information about a certain product, how to order, how to obtain the geek points that will be very useful for your future purchases, how to sign up for the newsletter and the catalog offered by this company, you will read more about the privacy and security of this site, you will see some size charts (that are very important in the case when you want to buy clothes) and you will receive lots and lots of gift options.
Because we are interested more in the delivery of a product from this site to your location, I will enter today the Shipping subcategory of the customer service section. The current shipping status of this company says that you will get your order at your door within the next 24 hours after your order. Only that if the day that follows your order is Saturday or Sunday, you will receive this on Monday. In other words this shipping status excludes the weekend and the holidays.
Plus, another very good feature which is worth mentioning is the fact that they will not charge your credit card until you receive your order. There is another option available, which is named expected shipping, this option at their turn having other options available, only that they are created for domestic orders. This means that if you buy a product today, you will receive it the next day or the second day. And the orders must be placed before 1 PM ET on Monday or on Tuesday.
Be it a food enthusiast, a passionate cook, your sweet tooth friend or your boss gourmet birthday gifts are appropriate and thoughtful presents for anyone. There is a large variety of gourmet gifts and you can be sure that you’ll find something for everyone.
But before deciding on a food gift be sure to find out if the birthday girl or boy has any allergies; you wouldn’t want to give macadamia biscotti to someone who has a nut allergy. If you love to cook you can make the delicious present yourself, if not do not despair you can buy or order them online.
You don’t immediately think gourmet when you say cookies, but rest assured there are is a lot more to these little confections than just oat meal or chocolate chip. Packaged in a beautiful silver tin can or in an engraved wooden box you can get delicious black and white cookies, a chocolate tea cookie collection or dark chocolate covered cookies.
The classic gourmet birthday gift is of course chocolate, it comes in so many shapes and sizes that sometimes it can even be hard to decide what to get. Surprise your girlfriend with an assortment of tasteful truffles. Give your boss a box of dark chocolates infused with exotic flavors and spices like chilly or cumin. Make your mother happy with a box of Belgian pralines, and with each bite out of those delicate morsels she will be reminded of you.
Who doesn’t love a cake on their birthday? Make this year special and bake or buy a gourmet birthday cake. Get a chocolate mousse torte, a vanilla bean cake, a red velvet chocolate cake, a tiramisu cake, a peanut butter mousse cake or a chocolate truffle lava cake. Get some candles and make this birthday unforgettably delicious.
Savory gourmet gifts are just as popular as the sweet ones. A nice cheese and wine gift basket will go a long way but there more unusual food gifts you can give. How about a caviar sampler or truffles or truffle products such as butter, honey or oil. Herbs and spices are aromatic and colorful and will make any meal more delicious so choose an assortment of rub spices or rare salt crystals.
Beverages also make for great gourmet birthday gifts. A collection of fine teas from around the world for a tea lover or an Arabian java blend for the coffee drinker are both thoughtful and delicious gifts. Cocoa or hot chocolate are great for people celebrating their birthday in winters as a cup of cocoa or hot chocolate will warm up their day.
For a gift that keeps on giving get a subscription for the birthday girl or boy to a “… of the month club”. Get them a subscription to a chocolate of the month club this way they’ll enjoy fine pralines from all over the world each month. You could also get them a dinner or wine of the month club subscription.11
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A look of disappointment or a barely mustered smile is the most dreaded reaction from someone who opens a birthday gift. Whatever the reason be it different customs, level of acquaintance or just a last minute gift buy it can happen to give the wrong birthday gift. Here are some guidelines to help you avoid an unpleasant surprise.
When buying a toy as birthday gift for children always look on the package to see if they are age appropriate, you wouldn’t want to give a toddler a toy he could swallow or a boy a video game with too much violence. Also when buying clothes for identical twins make sure that they are not identical, get them in different colors; sometimes even the parents have a hard time telling them apart so don’t make it harder on them with identical clothes.
Evaluate your relationship to avoid getting a wrong birthday gift. Don’t get too personal with colleagues or your boss; avoid giving personal items or family heirlooms to people you work with. Also if you have just started dating someone don’t put too much emphasis on the gift; don’t give to the girl you have been dating for two weeks your grandmother’s ring for her birthday.
The same goes the other way around as well: don’t give close friends or family impersonal gifts. Don’t give your best friend since childhood a lump of money or your grandmother a gift card to a coffee shop. When buying a gift try not to imply self improvement to the recipient. Self improvement ambitions are healthy and constructive but at the same time they are individual and personal; nobody wants to hear they should lose weight, especially not on their birthday. Try to avoid self help books or treadmills or any kind of work out equipments.
Think of the person’s allergies, living conditions and likes as well as dislikes before buying a gift. Don’t get a cat for someone who is allergic to them or don’t get a dog for someone who doesn’t have the place or the time necessary to take care of a dog. Just because you like a certain band doesn’t mean your friend does; leave your own preferences for another occasion.
There is also matching the write type of gift to the person you are giving it to. Your college friend probably will enjoy a gag gift such as an exploding pen, but your grandmother with a heart condition probably won’t. Every culture has it’s customs and traditions when it comes to birthdays. For instance in China a watch or a clock is considered a wrong birthday present since it reminds the recipient of our limited time on earth. If you have been invited to a traditional birthday bash that is foreign to you, be sure to make research before buying a gift.
Lastly you should keep in mind that if you spend a little time thinking about the person you buying the gift for and you put a little heart into it there is no chance for anything to go wrong.11
Being a baby’s godparent is a privilege and a responsibility at the same time. It means you will be an important part of the child’s life offering counsel and spiritual guidance. A baby’s first birthday is an important milestone in his and his parent’s life and as godparent you will have to bring a suitable gift to mark this special occasion. If your godchild’s birthday is coming up there are a variety of gift options to choose from.
Educational toys are fun and a practical gift for one year old babies. Choose age appropriated toys that will stimulate the baby, like musical toys or shape sorters. Pop-up books with sounds are also a great way for a baby to be entertained. Building blocks, plush toys or a Jack in the Box will make a baby happy. You could get the baby a book with a collection of classic fairy tales, this way he will have something to fall asleep to for years to come.
At around the age of one children start wearing normal clothing instead of onesies. This means you could easily get your goddaughter a beautiful dress or your godson a pair of corduroy overalls. Choose brightly colored clothes made out of soft fabric, go for clothes with animals imprinted on them or for more personalized ones, for instance you can embroider a shirt or a sweater.
As a godparent you will play an important part throughout the baby’s life so you could give them a keepsake gift, a present that they will enjoy well into their adulthood as a reminder of you. Make them for instance a time capsule of the day they were born; get an airtight container and put in it a newspaper from the day they were born, photos, letters and other trinkets for instance a charm or a birth stone. You can be sure that this not only makes a great godparent birthday gift for the first birthday but also for the one when they open it.
Engraved jewelry and personalized objects also make for great godparent gifts for the first birthday. Go for a silver rattle, an engraved ring with birthstones, earrings, broaches, charm bracelets, watches or pendants and photo lockets. Personalized jewelry boxes, family trees, hand and foot print kits are all very thoughtful keepsake gifts.
It would also be great if you would make the birthday gift yourself. For instance you could make a scrapbook documenting the baby’s first year, or you could knit a comforter or sow a personalized quilt. If you are not crafty you could commission someone to do them.
The most practical gift you could give to your young godchild is a college fund or a savings account. This way you can provide a financial support for the future and each year you could add money to the account.11
If you have to buy a birthday gift for a 9 year old boy, know that it is a great age to buy gifts for and you have a lot of options to choose from. At 9 boys still like toys but at the same time they become more curious about different things. They also have very high energy and they are also tech savvy.
9 year old boys still enjoy playing with toys which will allow you to get them fun and entertaining presents. You could get them a remote control car or helicopter or a train set. Robotic bugs, Lego’s and action figures are also great presents. You could also choose to introduce the birthday boy to classic toys like a wind-up robot, an Etch A Sketch or a Magic 8 Ball.
This is also the perfect age for educational toys and science kits. Simple chemical or botanical experiment kits, ant farms, model building kits, microscopes, telescopes, planetariums or puzzles all make for great gifts. For instance a perfect birthday gift for a 9 year old boy would be a Build Your Own Porsche kit or a Grow Your Own Carnivorous Plant kit.
At 9 children usually start reading on their own. To encourage a young reader or to stimulate a reluctant reader you can always go for books and magazines. You could buy classic children’ s adventure novels like “Treasure Island” or the latest Harry Potter book; you could also choose encyclopedias, atlases or interactive books about pirates, dragons or wizards specially targeted for young readers. A magazine subscription will be a gift that keeps on giving and may encourage a child with a short attention span to read.
Boys this age have a lot of energy and love to spend time outside. Roller skates, skateboards, bicycles are all great gifts for energetic boys. Playing gear is also nice; kites, Frisbees, footballs and other outside games will be greatly appreciated.
For fun rainy afternoons with friends or family you could give them board games or table top games. Choose classics like Monopoly or Operation or new challenging games like Hyper Dash or Rush Hour. Or you can buy table top football, hockey or pin ball games.
Children have grown up with technology all of their lives that’s why they are very aware of it and quickly adapt to any new gadget or system. Make a young boy’s heart race with a Nintendo Wii or a Nintendo DS. You could get them new games for their console or DVD box sets of cartoons or classic children’s pictures. Get them an iPod shuffle or a record player to stimulate their musical interests.
If you want to give clothing as birthday gift for a 9 year old boy make it fun and creative.
Get them a dinosaur hoodie, funny t-shirts for kids or a pair if white sneakers with a shoe customization kit.
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Retro birthday gifts are and will always be an awesome and fun present. Be it from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or even the 80’s with a retro gift you’ll be able to give a little piece of pop culture history. The vintage aesthetics, the sleek lines or the bright color all make for a present that is not only an object but also a piece of nostalgia.
Probably the greatest thing about retro birthday gifts is that you can give them to people of all ages. Take for instance games; they will not only be a fun gift for children but also for people who are kids at heart, giving them an opportunity to relive a piece of their childhood. You could easily find retro board games like Rockem Sockem Robots, Operation or Candy Land.
Get a little boy a Gameboy so he’ll know that games didn’t always have fancy graphics, or get a child of the 80’s the first gaming console, an Atari. Just think of the fun hours they’ll spend playing Pong, Tetris or Pac Man.
The same goes for toys, classic toys are classic for a reason which ensures that anybody will enjoy them. Put a smile on your father’s face with a wind-up robot, a bobble head or a classic red racer. Get your friend a Rubik’s Cube, an Etch A Sketch or a Magic Eight Ball.
Surprise your movie buff boyfriend with a DVD box set of schlock horror classics like “The Attack of the 50ft. Woman” or “Monster from an Unknown Planet”. Or get them film posters from the cult detective action movie “Dirty Harry”, or a Dolorian toy car from “Back to the Future” or even a Mr. T. bobble head.
For the sweet tooth in your family you could get a retro gum ball machine, for the fashionista you could buy Lolita heart shaped sun glasses, for the jokester get a pair of wind-up chattering teeth, for the super hero enthusiast get an action figure or a vintage comic book, for the prankster buy a toy squirt camera. There is something suitable for anybody when you buy a retro birthday gift.
Wall decors are another excellent gift idea. You could choose psychedelic wall paper in bright colors, flowery wall applications, Coca Cola signs, the kitschy singing trout or the classic Kit Kat clock.
Get your mother some vintage restaurant ware; get her a flowery pitcher, colorful melamine trays and salt and pepper shakers in the form of pineapples. You could also get her a vintage puffy apron or cherry square table cloths.
Retro gifts will never go out of style and if you put a little extra thought into it the present will not only be a cool and fun object but also a thoughtful and cherished gift.11
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Everybody should have fun on their birthday, whether we are children, teens, adults or elderly. When it comes to gift giving we always want to make the receiver feel special and loved, but it’s also a great opportunity to let your creative juices flowing and give a fun and creative birthday gift. You can make them, personalize them or buy them; there is really no limit to your gift giving options.
Add a personal touch and make the gift yourself, a homemade gift will show that you put care and thought into it. Make a scrapbook, a photo frame or a collage. Knit a pair of mittens; make a throw pillow or a paper doll. You don’t even have to have the know how, the Internet is full of instructions and tips and almost every town has a craft store which will provide you with all the necessary supplies.
Nowadays you can personalize almost everything, make a creative fun birthday gift by pairing a message to something you know the birthday girl or boy likes. Engrave a flask for someone turning 21, or a jewelry box for your mother or friend. Make a magazine cover with a photo of the birthday kid and write the headlines. Order a painting made after a photo of your friend or a caricature or make a puzzle out of a photo of the two of you together.
Customization is also a great way of making a gift more personal. Many international shoe brands like Nike or Converse give you the option of customizing a pair of shoes, this way you can choose all your boyfriends favorite color and surprise him with a special pair of sneakers. You could also order a doll or a bobble head made to resemble your friend or a wall graphic made from your submitted photo.
Objects made out of recycled materials are not only creative but also green. You could get bracelets made from guitar strings, laptop cases made out of old books, stools made out of road signs or messenger bags made out of truck tarpaulins. You could also give it a shot at repurposing something yourself; make a mail box out of an old computer, jewelry out of keyboard keys or a fish tank out of an old TV. It will be thoughtful but at the same time a lot of fun.
If you just take a little time to think about your friend or relative and after that start browsing the internet there is something fun just waiting to be bought. The coloring book wall paper for instance is a great gift for kids but also for adults. Clocks and watches are a great practical gift and they come in a large variety of styles and shapes; you could get a moving alarm clock for someone who doesn’t want get out of bed, a wall clock with trickling down numbers, a steam punk pocket watch or a colorful designer watch.11
It can often times happen that a dear one‘s birthday is coming up and you are short on cash preventing you from getting lavish and luxurious presents. But do not despair, a gift doesn’t have to cost a fortune to be meaningful or heartfelt. There is a wide variety of inexpensive birthday gifts you can choose from that will make anyone happy.
If you are crafty and meticulous person there is virtually no limit to handmade presents you can make and gift. For children you can make rag dolls and sock monkeys, for your boyfriend you can knit a pair of comfy socks, for your mother you can make a necklace, for your father you can make a photo frame, for your best friend you can make a funky throw pillow. Cookies, cakes and pies also make for delicious inexpensive birthday gifts. Handmade gifts are thoughtful and show people how much you care for them.
When you say jewelry you immediately feel you pockets getting lighter, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Jewelry comes in large variety of prizes and even with a limited budget you can find something for everyone. For a teenage girl you can get a charm bracelet while for a teenage boy you can get a leather bracelet. A birthstone ring or necklace with a photo locket are inexpensive but at the same time considerate and heartfelt gifts.
Similar to jewelry, gadgets don’t always have to be expensive. You don’t have to get your boyfriend a new iPod instead you can get him a pair of new headphones. Colorful and fun flash drives are great for any person on the move. Toy cameras, USB robots and key chain digital photo frames all make for great geeky and cheap gifts.
It’s always great to give the gift of entertainment, because you can make someone really happy without spending a lot of money. You can get your girlfriend her favorite movie on DVD, get your best friend movie tickets and plan a night at the movies, buy your mother a mystery novel or a subscription to her favorite crossword magazine. You can go to a record store and find you father’s favorite music album on vinyl; blowing the dust away from his pickup player and listening to the tunes of his youth will surely make him happy.
Think of the person and their quirks and gift them accordingly. Give a sweet tooth a jar of jelly beans, give a coffee lover a gift card to their local coffee shop, give an outdoors person rubber rain boots, a family person a board game and so on.
The secret to inexpensive gift giving is knowing the birthday boy or girl really well. Before buying the gift think of their likes and dislikes, their hobbies and interests, their needs and pleasures maybe even a memory you share or a detail of their behavior. Finely tuning the present to the person you are giving it to will make all the difference.11
Men don’t usually wear their heart on their sleeve, but that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy love declarations and romantic gestures. When your boyfriend’s or husband’s birthday comes around be sure to make him feel extra special with a romantic birthday gift just for him.
Planned events are very romantic birthday gifts for him. Whether you stay at home and cook him his favorite meal or you go out to an upscale restaurant, the shared intimacy of having a meal together is something every man will enjoy. You could also plan a romantic getaway just for the two of you. Did he always want to scuba dive or parachute, then show him how much you care for him and get him lessons to his wished activity.
There is nothing more romantic then sipping a glass of champagne with your loved one high above the ground. Plan a hot air balloon ride, pack a picnic basket and have an unforgettable afternoon over the countryside. If he is an action buff plan a helicopter ride over the city or plan for him to race a sports car.
Plan a sensual evening for him; set the mood with candles and smooth music, buy aphrodisiacs like chocolate, champagne and passion fruits, wear sensual lingerie. Get massage oils and give him a relaxing massage. For a fun evening you can write up a block of coupons with favors he can redeem at any time during the night.
Material gifts can also be romantic and meaningful. Get him a watch and engrave it, a box of fine cigars he always wanted, a first edition of his favorite book, a leather bound photo album with pictures of the two of you. Personalized underwear for the fun loving guy is a great gift idea. Show him that he is your hero and get him silver Super Man cuff-links. If he is a movie buff get him a silk screen printed poster of his favorite movie it will be a great way to show you care about his hobbies. Get him an engraved executive pen that will remind him of you when he is signing papers at work.
For a gift to be romantic you don’t have to spend a lot of money, the most heartfelt gifts can be made by you. Write him a love poem or a letter, cook him his favorite meal or bake him his favorite pie. Make cookies the way his grandma used to make, it will not only be a treat but also a walk down memory lane.
Keep in mind that a romantic gift isn’t necessarily traditional; it can be something out of the ordinary, something that he always wanted or a thrilling event. The most romantic gifts reflect how much you love them but also how well you know them, for instance tickets to a game for a sports fan can be just as romantic as a cozy dinner.11