Homemade gifts can be designed and created by yourself or they can be bought from various boutiques, that sell them online or in stores. We recommend the first version of homemade gifts, because they will show your recipient you care about him/her more by doing this.
1. A great product for those that can take a good joke is the ‘Save Water Drink Wine’ tea towel. This product can be bought online for the price of 10 GBP, but if you have the right tools and imagination, you can create a similar one and why not, use a different message. You can make a tea towel and write ‘I love you’ or ‘Welcome’. You can save more than 5 GBP simply by making the product by yourself. The designer of this tea towel, which can be bought on notonthehighstreet.com, used only cotton to make this towel. It has 46 x 74 cm and presents also a hanging loop.
2. If you want to offer your recipient the chance of cutting different fruits and vegetables on different chopping boards, you can engrave them with the name of those fruits or vegetables for which the boards are suitable. As you can see in the above image, there is one chopping board destined to onions, other one for lemons, others for herbs, chilli and so on. The designer of this product knows very well that you should not mix the flavors of different ingredients, such as chilli and oranges, for example, this is why it recommends us an oak chopping board, different for every ingredient. Oak is recommended in this case, because it preserves better the flavor of those ingredients. Instead of engraving ‘onion’, ‘lemon’, ‘herbs’, you can engrave words like ‘I love you’ or ‘For my darling’.
3. Another product made from oak is this solid ‘Hot Stuff’ trivet (28 GBP). You can save a lot of money, simply by designing this product by yourself. You will need a piece of oak, which already has a round shape and something to carve those letters: ‘H’, ‘O’, ‘T’ and so on. After carving those letters, the trivet has to be oiled with natural oils. When you want to offer a product like this to someone, you can also wrap it in a lovely tissue paper, to add more elegance to this wooden item. This is a perfect gift for all occasions, especially for a birthday. The dimensions of the product you see above are 20 x 20 x 2.5 cm. When you create this product on your own, you can give it whatever dimensions you want.
On notonthehighstreet.com, there can be found plenty of articles for babies and children. I particularly like this site, because here you can find handmade products, that are usually not found in shopping centers. Even though they are not cheap, they have a very high value. You will see more in the next paragraphs, thanks to the products we have decided to present. Related to children, on this site we can find bodysuits and all-in-ones, Christening wear, footwear, dresses and skirts for the little girls, knitwear, nightwear, sets and outfits, swim and beachwear, T-shirts and tops, hair accessories, children's jewelry, bags, purses and wallets for the little ones, gloves, hats, scarves and so on.
1. The first product is one that is more than personalized. Look at the above image and you will realize. It is named Your Child's Drawing Key Ring and is designed by Touch on Silver. Because it is so unique and made from silver, it is also expensive: 135 GBP. This is made to order and unfortunately, it is no longer available for Christmas delivery. Estimated delivery is around 21 days, so if you order it now, on December 21, 2011, you will receive it somewhere in the middle of January. You have the possibility of choosing the shape of the charm, besides the fact that the child’s drawing will be engraved on your charm. The available shapes are: rectangle, oval and round. Ordering this product is easy. You have to send the drawing directly to the designer using the e-mail system or by post. Tell him what alterations you need him to make and wait for your product. He will contact you before the key ring is commissioned. Also, if there is something else that you need to discuss with the designer, you should do this at this time, because further modifications cannot be made.
2. This is a collage for the little ones, designed by Crafts4Kids, a manufacturer located in Notts, Great Britain. This is an ideal gift for a very young kid with a creative streak. This product which has a French influence contains 4 pre-printed illustrations and many quality collage pieces, ready to be used by your little one. We recommend your child to be supervised when he/she plays with a kit like this.
3. The 100 Year Diary, created by Found Home Store (42 GBP) is a product that will be at the beginning used by you, the parents. This product is designed to record the event of a lifetime. It helps you to not forget the special moments in your child's life. This diary may contain the story of your life, so treasure it always.
How about some cute birthday gifts for your boyfriend? We kept on presenting gifts for girls and women and we neglected boys/men. This is why in this article, I would like to speak more about possible gifts for boyfriends/husbands.
1. A stunning yet simple blank silver price tag, this is how this potential gift can be described. You can show your man that he is the best thing that happened in your life by offering this beautiful gift. It is a necklace that can be worn at your man's neck or as a bracelet. This gift is manufactured in the United Kingdom and represents the ultimate way to tell your boyfriend/husband that he is priceless to you. The silver price tag has these dimensions: 16x8x1 mm.
2. A personalized Me to You Book is a good way of showing someone special how much you care. Each page of this book includes a romantic quote and is meant to make the recipient smile. The personalization of this product consists in writing your name, the name of the recipient, mentioning the occasion and obviously writing a personal message. The book specifications are: it has 24 full-color pages, a perfect bound paperback and a full-color gloss cover. The height of the book is of 17 cm and its width is of 11 cm.
3. Are you ready for some gaming? Here is a board game for playful couples. It is the Nooki adult board game for couples. The manufacturer says that this is a fun game with the lights on. This product is only 24.95 GBP, contains 90 Nooki cards, a blindfold, dice and playing guidelines, a timer and the “Do not disturb” door sign. We will discuss about this game in a further article, because it implies many other things to say about it.
4. A multifunctional tool may be what your man wants. It is in fact a gift for yourself, because there are a lot of situations when your man has to deal with problems in your house. So instead of solving those problems by yourself, you could ask for your man to do this. After all, he is the man in that house and he must deal with certain aspects with which a woman can’t. So my recommendation is the Kelvin.23 multitool (black), the perfect pocket-sized tool that solves any problem in your house. In fact, its designer says that there is no problem that Kelvin.23 cannot overcome. This product has a carbon steel hammer surface, uses a snap action screwdriver and an LED torch, that shines in that particular place where your man works.
Those of you who must honor an invitation at a birthday party of a person that turns 60 will discover in this article several ideas of a gift for someone that celebrates this amazing age.
1. We have decided to select as gift number 1 this birthday chocolate pizza, that has a diameter of 10 inches. The price of this product is of 18.95 GBP and it is the perfect way to show someone special you appreciate him/her. With a sweet treat, you can make a difference. This pizza has a shelf life of 6 months and it is made of Belgian milk chocolate. The pizza toppings are made of milk and white chocolate and from place to place honeycomb balls are included.
2. If you look at image number 2 in our article, you can see that this is a key ring that has attached a bus pass. This is much more than a simple bus pass. This is the Sonia Spencer's 60th birthday key ring (15.95 GBP), a product that can be personalized. It may not look like much, but if you think you can customize the bus pass the way you want, it all starts to become more interesting. The new range of key rings created by this famous designer represents a very good solution for a landmark birthday.
3. The original newspaper 60th birthday in a presentation box brings back good memories. Why not offer to your recipient a glimpse or a reminiscence of the long gone days on this special day? This is the most expensive product presented in our list: 39.95 GBP, but if you would ask me what is the present that I would choose, I would definitely say this is the one. This is not a fake newspaper, but an actual original newspaper from 60 years ago. Probably this is why it is that expensive. Usually, the sales representatives from prezzybox.com, because this is the site from where you can buy this product and the previous ones, will send The Times to you. However, if The Times was not released in a certain day (the day that interests you), they will send an alternate national newspaper.
4. This gift should be offered to a woman, more than to a man. It is the possibility of naming a rose after the name of your recipient. This represents a wonderful dedication to somebody special in your life. It is a personalized gift and costs 19.95 GBP.
Do you want us to write an article about the potential gifts that you can offer to a florist? Well, it is about the presents that I have named until now, taking into consideration the gender of that florist and also the age. I believe that we are not talking about a kid here, but about an adult and probably a woman. You have to take into account is that woman is young or if she is old and the potential gifts that you can offer to a woman refer mostly to candies and flowers, but I believe that if the woman is sitting or standing all day long next to flowers and to bouquets, she is probably tired of all these flowers and you can offer to her something else. It is like offering to a fashion designer a piece of clothing.
Even if that designer is not that famous or even if he or she is, most likely that person will not be satisfied with a gift that will remind him or her of his/her work. In this situation, it would be preferable to offer to her or even to a man a bouquet of flowers. But in this article we are talking about a florist.
If you have the money, you can buy for him/her an iPhone or an iPad; but I believe that you don't have the money to get this, this is the reason I will recommend to you some other products, which unfortunately are included in the Flowers category. I cannot help but presenting the flowers that you can buy for a lady, because I believe that even if she works in the flowers domain, she must appreciate them.
If we are talking about a man that celebrates his birthday or perhaps his anniversary with his wife, you can buy for him a bottle of wine or offer to him a really interesting experience of serving the tea or driving a classic car. I have found a nice site on the Internet that is named 1800flowers.com, that allows it to buy all sorts of products, even flower cakes. I know that this is something that you probably did not see until now, this is why I have thought to present the image of that cake in our article also.
The flowers or better said the products are included into several categories: fall products, birthday products, items for all types of occasions, flowers (as you can see, there is a special category for Flowers), plants, sale (I don't really get this category), same day delivery, sympathy and gift baskets and food.
The most beautiful gift that a woman can receive on her 30th birthday is represented by a bouquet of flowers, of her preferred flowers if that is possible. For example, in my case, because I love hyacinth and because you cannot find them in October, the situation is rather impossible, unless the person that offers me these flowers get them from a greenhouse or something. Today I will speak about the products that are available on ArenaFlowers.com, a site which provides to you an experience next to the most beautiful flowers in the world.
You can select the flowers according to the season, taking into consideration the price, because this is also a very important element, the special offers, taking into account the budget that you have, the luxury flowers, bestsellers, bespoke engine designer flowers, the occasion for which you by the flowers (we have already decided that we are buying the flowers for a birthday party), the variety of flowers, if you buy the product for a birthday party, which at the same time is the wedding party of that person, taking into consideration the color of the flowers, the messages that you can write in that bouquet that your offering and many other things. I will start with the large variety of flowers that you can buy from this site.
You can get roses, lilies, orchids, carnations, freesias, gerberas, sunflowers, plants and artificial flowers. I have always liked the roses, so I will select them and see what is the price of a bouquet of roses on this site. For example dozen red rose gift wrap is 29.99 GBP, lavender blue costs 43.99 GBP, fire and ice bouquet costs 28.99 GBP, 12 pink roses gift wrap costs 29.99 GBP and so on. You can see the images of the bouquets in here.
If you are buying the present for the birthday party of someone, this doesn't mean that you can write a short message saying that you thank to that person for being alive and being your friend; or you can get her some anniversary flowers, romantic flowers, get well soon, congratulations, I'm sorry, engagement, wedding flowers and gift sets.
The color in which these flowers are available are white, blue, pink, purple, red, yellow, orange and mixed colors. Now because we are in the autumn season, you can buy it autumn sunset for 24.98 GBP, you can also get a lavender blue, of which I have already mentioned or perhaps some autumn roses, that have a price of 35.99 GBP.
You know that I like to present gifts from personalcreations.com and I have usually presented only gifts for women or men. Well, today I will present the available gifts that you can order for your children. You have to search the gifts that are available in the Recipient category and then go to the subcategory that is named For Kids.
Here you will find kids name beach towel, that is created especially for the height of the children, towel that has the name of the kid imprinted on it (make sure that if you have more children to get a present like this for every one of them, otherwise you will generate fights between the children), rag dolls, especially for girls (I don't see a boy playing with a doll like this), primary letters on canvas that form the name of your kid, twins youth sweatshirts, although this seems more like a present to you, not to your twins, if you have twins that is, Spiderman throw, which costs $39.99 and it is destined to those who love this series, birthday monkey, that is much cheaper, only $14.99, which has imprinted also the name of the kid, just like the rest of the personalized creations that you can buy from this site, a sports duffel bag, very beautiful and more.
If we are to refer at the present created for girls, let me name the whimsical rainy day umbrella, the Sesame Street beach towel, that has written on it the name of the girl that is going to receive the present, the Abby hand towel, bath towel and robe, personalized kids placemats, yellow warning kids room sign that says No Boys Allowed or No Girls Allowed or Beware, Stay Out, Parents Not Allowed and many others, super kid T-shirts, precision moments alphabet, hanging organizer, Elmo birthday T-shirt and so on.
The price of such presents are somewhere between $10 and maybe $20. If you want to spend a fortune for your kid by buying presents from this site, most likely you will have to buy more gifts, because as I have said before the price of a regular present is not very expensive. In fact, I haven't encountered gifts that cost $100 or more in the category with gifts for children. Because the school will start so on, you can get your kid some property labels, a designer pencil case, a backpack, a puzzle name stool, sports keepsake boxes, personalized story books and other accessories that can be used by a child when he/she starts the school again.
Who said that only the ladies are suitable for receiving birthday gifts made of chocolate? According to the site named berries.com, there are some gifts made of the same ingredient, if I can say this, that can be offered to men and boys alike. The site contains all sorts of information related to the potential gifts that can be offered to a person on her/his anniversary, birthday, when that person simply celebrates something, on Christmas and on other occasion.
You can buy these gifts online and send them directly to the address of the recipient; in fact, it is recommended to do this, because here we are talking about chocolate bars and other presents that are made of chocolate, and you know that this is an ingredient that can be easily altered. So instead of ordering the product to your house and then to offer the gift to the recipient, after one day or maybe two, it would be preferable to send the gift directly to the person that is going to celebrate something.
To give you a clue about the products that can be encountered on this site, I will name a few of the categories that are presented at the top of the screen on the berries.com site. If you plan to get a birthday gift from this site, the first tab that you will encounter on the site is represented by the Birthday category. This category contains the subcategories: bestsellers, for her, for him. Then we have the occasions; the first one is the one that is going to be next, in our case the Grandparent’s Day, celebrated on 11 September, then we have anniversary gifts, baby, birthday, business, get well, romantic, just because, sympathy gifts, thank you gifts and wedding gifts.
The dipped berries category contains information about the bestsellers products in this category, contains just berries, berries and more and pro flowers and berries. ProFlowers in fact is another brand of the company that has berries.com as well. Let's see some prices of the products that you can buy from here.
The full half dozen gourmet dipped fancy berries, that has received 761 reviews, almost all of them offering 5 stars to this product, is a product that costs $19.99. The full dozen gourmet dipped fancy berries (I hope that you notice the difference, here we don't have a half dozen gourmet) costs $29.98 and it has received the same 5 stars from 1789 reviewers. You can see the pictures of products like these above. Would you buy a products like these?
Even though we have been asked to write about the birthday gifts that you can offer to your loved ones on their birthday, I will present today only the birthday gifts that can be offered to ladies, although you can offer these special gifts to men as well, as long as you know that they will be glad of receiving such gift. I'm talking about the flowers that can be bought from an online site from the United Kingdom. The name of the site is arenaflowers.com and it has a very nice interface; after all, this is a site from where you can buy flowers for the persons that you appreciate and admire.
Because we are in the summer season, the first tab that you will see at the top of the screen is represented by the Summer Flowers. I will come back to this category, but right now I would like to present the available flowers according to their price and occasion. If we take into consideration the price, here we have special offers (we are not mentioned the price of the flowers unless we enter this category), we have also flowers that cost less than 30 British pounds, between 30 and 40 GBP, between 40 and 50 GBP, then we have luxury flowers, bestsellers and bespoke and designer flowers.
If we take into consideration the occasion for which we buy these flowers, they can be included into many categories. For example, you can get a special bouquet of flowers that will match the gift that you are planning to get to the person that is going to receive the flowers as well; in this situation most likely you will offer the present to a girl/woman. When you buy a special bouquet of flowers, it is considered that you buy gift sets. Other flowers are included in the birthday flowers category and then we have the sympathy flowers, that are offered to those who are not among us anymore, baby flowers, anniversary flowers, romantic flowers, get well soon, thank you, congratulations, I'm sorry, engagement, wedding and a very special category that should not be encountered too often because it is very sad to get flowers for this occasion is represented by the funeral flowers.
Now let's mention the bit the summer flowers and let's present the prices of the bouquets that appear on this site. The first bouquet of flowers is represented by the humming bird flower, that costs 34.99 GBP. This type of flower benefits of free delivery. You can make a deluxe bouquet or add a vase, that will increase the beauty of the gift. Other flowers are: Sweet Mango, Lavender Blue, Sugar Plum, Summer Nights, Sunkissed, African Queen, Tutti-Frutti, Tropical Breeze, Charisma, Pink Pearls and Exotic Paradise.
Among the most popular gifts that are offered to men usually we see bottles of wine or whiskey and glasses.
At the same time, it is said that for the women it is good if you would buy candies and flowers. In this article I want to show you that you can offer other types of gifts and the persons that will receive them will be as happy as when they would receive some flowers (for a lady) or a bottle of something (for a man).
In this article, I will talk about the persons that turn 85. It does not matter if you are a man or woman because the next gift that you will receive is going to make you happy. This is a fleece blanket created out of your photos. If you turn 85, then most likely you have children and your children have children at their turn. My impression is that you should not use a picture with your own image, unless you use a picture with you when you were a kid, but with your nephews. The blanket has the next sizes: 50x 60. It is available from Kodak Gallery for $49.99. It is made 100% out of polyester and it is machine washable. This gift is printed in the United States. As you can see from the image presented in this article, the blanket has the image of three kids. Because the image is colors, I can imagine that the photo was taken this year or last year. I cannot believe that when you were a kid, in other words 70 years ago, you had a digital camera available to take photos in color. So most likely this is a recent photo with your nephews.
And now a possible gift for a lady. I do not understand why the men are not happy when they receive flowers, because this is truly a masterpiece, not mentioning that the designer of the flower arrangements is Vera Wang. Not only that you will receive the flowers, but the vase also will be included. This gift is available from FTD Flowers and it costs $69.99. The flowers in this case are then white orchid stems. They are presented in a glass vase.