The Gift of a Gift

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In contemporary society, we sometimes feel pressured to give a material gift for a certain occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or holiday. While the discussions on that particular topic could tangent out far and wide, at the moment, the focus will remain with the intention of giving a gift and the giver. Giving a […]

Get Pinning for Clever, Heartfelt and Inexpensive Gifts This Year

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To me, there is nothing like receiving a gift where someone put a lot of thought and effort into it. Instead of wandering into the nearest Target and picking up a gift set of different shower gels, isn’t it better when someone takes the time to make you something beautiful? I’m not saying buying gifts don’t require […]

Celebrate Your Mama This Mother’s Day With Special Gifts!

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Next Sunday is a special day for moms: Mother’s Day. Now is the time to honor and celebrate your amazing mama! But what to get the woman who did everything for you? For the mom that loves to cook/bake: Get her cooking or cake decorating classes to let her skills shine Buy her cute cooking […]

Selfless Giving

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While going through my first Yoga teacher training one of our assignments was to “give an anonymous gift” to a fellow classmate. We were instructed to resist the temptation to give up our anonymity. I thought this was a rather clever and simple assignment. Not so much!  As instructed I secretly chose my “givee” and […]

The Commodification of Love

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There’s another holiday lurking somewhere around the corner. Valentine’s Day. Mother’s Day. Sweetest Day. Birthdays. Christmas. We’ve programed ourselves to give and receive gifts on these and many other holidays to show our love for one another. We’ve even been told that gift-giving is one of our “love languages.” This idea is utterly ridiculous, and […]

Easy Ways to Give Gifts That Make an Impact This Holiday Season

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The Gift Insider’s mission is to simplify members’ busy lives by taking the hassle out of Holiday Shopping. Be sure to check out our blog with similar articles and tips. Subscribe here 1. Make it Personal So many gifts you order online can be engraved, embroidered and customized for a few extra bucks. It shows […]

The Blackest of Fridays

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Black (adj.): characterized by tragic or disastrous events; causing despair. –New Oxford American Dictionary This Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. Retailers prepare months in advance for this day–preparation that’s meant to stimulate your insatiable desire to consume. Doorbuster sales. New products. Gigantic newspaper ads. TV, radio, print, billboards. Sale, […]

Cool Gifts To Keep You Warm

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Brrr…it’s getting cold up in here! And obviously we’re obsessed with everything furry, fuzzy, cozy and warm right now and so thought we’d put together a list of Cool Gifts to Keep You Warm. Besides buying a 4-month warm-weather get-away, these are the cold-weather gifts that top our list: 1. Giant Flask There’s something about […]

Getting Rid of Gifts

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Our culture is a gift-giving culture, one that places great emphasis on giving physical items to other people as a measurement of caring. It seems silly to even write that, but it’s the cold truth. We often give gifts to show we care. So, on your birthday and a handful of holidays, people show they care about […]

Thoughtful Gift Ideas For Modern Moms

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We have some really thoughtful and creative gift ideas for Moms this year! Here are some of our top picks.  If you are looking to save a little cash, we are giving away a Custom Imprint Necklace Mom will love.  Just become out Facebook Fan. If you are looking for more ideas check out The […]