A Wedding Gift Basket Complete With Wine, Kringle Candles, and Massage Oils

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I’m big into gift baskets. I really like to have a common “theme” in the gifts I give, and what better way than with a gift basket?

Since wedding season is in full swing (see my fridge covered in “Save the Dates” and invitations if you don’t believe me!), I thought it would be perfect to post a great idea for a wedding gift basket.

This is a gift basket for a romantic night in. Since newlyweds often are saving their money for other things such as starting a family or purchasing a home, it’s nice to give them opportunity for a date night in!

For this gift basket, you will want relaxing Maui massage oils, a bottle or two of wine, and plenty of Kringle Candles. Won’t the happy couple love this? I’ve given this gift basket before and it’s been super popular.

A Veranda Tide Clock for Those With a Beach House



Do you know anybody with a beach house? I know a couple of people with beach houses and I must admit that I’m a little jealous! I would love to have a beach house. Since I can’t have one of my own, I’m very excited to stay with some family members that live in North Carolina this summer for a week!

I can’t thank them enough for this opportunity and I can’t wait to join them there for an entire week! I found this Veranda Tide Clock and want to bring it to them as a thank-you for my stay. This is a great product because it displays the number of hours until the next high or low tide. It’s the ultimate accessory for anybody that is using the ocean, whether it be for fishing, swimming, surfing, boating, sailing, or just chilling on the beach.

When Giving an Electronic Device… Don’t Forget the Case!

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There’s been way too many times where I have purchased an electronic device of some sort, whether it be a tablet, phone, computer, etc and have forgotten all about the case. It’s also happened where I’ve ordered a case or purchased one AFTER buying the device, thinking it wouldn’t hurt to go without for  a couple of weeks. WRONG! Big mistake… This is a very easy way to get even the smallest of scratches on your brand new device!

Lately, I’ve been buying cases as soon as I know that I will be getting a new device. For example, I knew that the contract of my phone was up in May and knew exactly what I wanted ahead of time. I ordered a couple phone cases from Amazon a couple of weeks beforehand and as soon as I got the phone it had a cover right away! Remember when giving devices for gifts that if there’s not a case, it will probably get scratched or possible ruined!

Give Your Company a Gift and Introduce Them To This Exhibit Company, These Referral Programs, and These Social Media Sites!

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Do you ever feel that you’ve maxed out all of your options when it comes to marketing at the company you work for? You may have radio ads, billboards, TV commercials, and newspaper ads? Try out some of these great, fresh ideas:

1. Social media marketing. If you don’t have a facebook account for the company, start one! Some other great sites to sign up for are Pinterest and Twitter. This allows you to interact with your customers.

2. Exhibits. This brings your product and company to life! It’s a great way to do product demonstrations and get your company’s name out there at trade shows. Expo-3 is an exhibit company that can really expand your business.

3. Referral programs. You’ll see a lot of retail websites that have programs where you can refer friends and get money off of your own order. Try that out with your customers and see how it goes!

Wardrobe Staples, Designer Black Leather Handbags, LBD, and Black Shoes

A lady can’t go wrong sticking with basic black and it is the perfect color when giving clothing and accessories as gifts because everyone looks great in black. When I have a gift for a hard to buy for friend or family member I go with something black. It is perfect even when you don’t know shoe or clothing size  because who doesn’t love and appreciate designer black leather handbags? Everyone does.


There is nothing better that high quality designer fashion to give as a gift when you don’t have to worry about sizing. When sizing is an issue it is nice to opt for a scarf. There are so many scarves and ladies wear them year round as accessories. Scarves make changing up an out easy and add a pop of color and texture. There are so many ways to wear scarves. Scarves can accent a little black dress and also be worn casually.

Now say you want to give a gift where knowing the size is necessary, you must do some sleuthing, check out their shoe size when the person isn’t looking, have other family members check tags, or judge using a comparison model. Remember to get a gift receipt though because the recipient may need it.