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Jewelry Gift Guide: Know Your Metals

Jewelry Gift Guide: Know Your Metals

It’s easy to immediately gravitate to the prettiest gemstones, intricate ring settings and necklaces that catch the light just right, but when shopping for jewelry gifts, paying attention to the metals used to make a piece can help you choose valuable, unique, long-lasting, and in some cases, low-maintenance jewelry pieces to fit the personality and […]

3 Etsy Shops that Sell Awesome Crocheted Gifts + Other Gift Ideas from Global Artisans

3 Etsy Shops that Sell Awesome Crocheted Gifts + Other Gift Ideas from Global Artisans

There’s something about the craftsmanship of a quality crocheted piece that is both eye-catching and heart-warming at the same time. From home goods to baby clothing, this type of needlework involves different patterns, materials, and personal styles. Below you will find a few shops that sell their crocheted wares on Etsy, which also provide a […]

Specialty Online Retailers You Might Need One Day for Gift Shopping

Specialty Online Retailers You Might Need One Day for Gift Shopping

If you’re the type of person who thought finding new, exciting and thoughtful gifts for loved ones every year was difficult, just imagine those situations that throw you a loop…and you find yourself heading into unfamiliar territory. You probably know just where to go for baby clothes; who sells the best stocking stuffers; and that […]

5 Ways to Use PickUrGift for Book Lovers and Readers

5 Ways to Use PickUrGift for Book Lovers and Readers

Everyone knows someone who enjoys a good book more than the average reader; collects bestsellers; or who simply loves expand their mind with new publications. When trying to pick the perfect book for a loved one or friend, it can get a pretty tricky. For many, they’d much rather do it themselves…which is where PickUrGift […]

Upstairs Studio’s Re Vinyl Wall Clocks are Gifts for Everyone

Upstairs Studio’s Re Vinyl Wall Clocks are Gifts for Everyone

From alarm clocks to decorative timepieces, no matter where you go in a room, there is most likely a way to tell the time. Wall clocks make a functional gift idea, but might not serve as one of the most welcomed gifts because it’s oftentimes hard to really nail an individual’s exact taste in home […]

Kuttlefish: A New Marketplace for Upcycled Goods and Eco-Friendly Gifts

Kuttlefish: A New Marketplace for Upcycled Goods and Eco-Friendly Gifts

There’s something both intriguing and environmentally responsible when you purchase gifts that involve upcycled goods and recycled materials. We’ve spoken of Etsy and Artfire in the past, and today I’d like to introduce you to Kuttlefish – a fast-growing marketplace for buyers and sellers from all over the world which recently enjoyed their official launch […]

7 Good Luck Gift Ideas

7 Good Luck Gift Ideas

What better time to highlight good luck gift ideas (especially helpful for the superstitious) than on Friday the 13th, a time of the year where many feel it’s one of the unluckiest days on the calendar. People are especially cautious not to cross paths with a black cat, step on a crack, conduct business, take […]

Have You Ever Given or Received an Inappropriate Gift?

Have You Ever Given or Received an Inappropriate Gift?

In the world of gift-giving, there are bad gifts…and then there are those presents that are totally inappropriate to give. These are the types of gifts viewed as being ‘offensive,’ ‘crossing the line,’ or generally ‘in poor taste.’ They usually create a response that involves a gasp, long silence, roll of the eyes, shaking of […]

Gift Guide: Choosing the Safest Toys and Gifts for Children

Gift Guide: Choosing the Safest Toys and Gifts for Children

Whether you’re celebrating your daughter’s first birthday or Christmas shopping for a 3 year old, toys are one of the most popular gifts for infants, babies, toddlers, and young children. With annual lists of the ‘next best thing’ and technology’s increasing role in enhancing the types of toys available on today’s market, advancements have produced […]

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