Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and here at Memorable Gifts’ our goal is to create awareness for breast cancer, which includes information on what exactly breast cancer is, how it can be prevented, symptoms, and much more. This will hopefully encourage people to take preventative measures, be able to immediately identify potential issues, and ultimately support the cause.

Given the fact that 1 in 8 women (13.4%) will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, it’s imperative for the world to come together and not only educate, but support individuals that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2017, it’s estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers and About 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2017. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. This is a serious epidemic and can affect people you know, loved ones and even yourself.

 

For more information, risk factors, symptoms and preventative measures please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions index on Breast Cancer.

 

 

Top Five Business Executive Gifts

With the holidays and Bosses day coming up, getting the perfect gift can be stressful! You don’t want the gift to be too big or extravagant and you want the gift to be meaningful. Here at Memorable Gifts, we want to make it easier for you. Whether its a gift from you OR from the whole office, we have something for every boss type. Here are our top five Business Executive Gift ideas!

Personalized Bookends – A pair of bookends can make any office instantly feel more organized. Engrave their name, title and even company logo to make it even more special and sophisticated.

 

Desk Organizer – Help de-clutter their desk or office space with a neat organizer. Perfect to hold all of their important mail, documents and business cards and keeps all of their pens and markers in place. Add photos of their loved ones and Engrave their name and title to make it a truly special gift!

 

Office Games – Working hard means that sometimes you just need to take a break! Taking a break to play a game can be helpful way to take your mind off of work and to get to know your coworkers a little better. A personalized Game set, like this Golf Putter Set or this 7-in-1 Classic Game Set is the perfect addition to any office!

Mail Organizer/Letter Opener – Classic and elegant, perfect for the neat-freak! Help keep all of their important mail, bills and paperwork with this black carbon fiber style mail organizer and matching letter opener. Add their name or office title to really make it special!

Desk/Mantle Clock – Just like a pair of bookends, a classic desk or mantle clock can instantly make the office feel organized and classy. Perfect for their desk or shelves an ornamental clock is always impressive. Add a company logo and their name and title to really make it pop!

 

Help improve your office and the office of your boss and coworkers with special personalized corporate gifts. It really is a special feeling when you get something that was made specially for you! Bosses Day is coming up and what are you planning to do – Any special plans or ideas?? Drop them in the comments!

 

Our Favorite Celebrity Grandparents

Grandparents Day is coming up quickly and we want to celebrate some Celebrity Grandparents. They might be celebrities and constantly in the limelight, but they are humans just like our grandparents. So when it comes to being grandparent and all the spoiling duties, they are just like us! Here are our top five favorite Celebrity grandparents with their adorable grandchildren!

 

Goldie Hawn – Not the average “Glam-ma”, you can be sure that there always fun times with this firecracker!

Kris Jenner – Another self proclaimed “Glam-ma”, with her large brood only a true Matriarch can balance time equally like her.

Jim Carrey – Funny man Jim Carrey, recently became a grandpa. With his silly faces and funny antics you know there is never a dull moment!

Sharon Osbourne – With Ozzy as your Grandpa and Sharon as your Grand”mum”, their grandchildren are sure to grow up with a little Rocker in them!

Steven Tyler – I’m sure you never though you would see the day that Aerosmith frontman would be a tender grandpa!

Congratulations to these Celebrity Grandparents and Happy National Grandparents Day! Keep spoiling and loving your new additions to the family! Here at Memorable Gifts we celebrate all of the special moments in life and are glad to help you celebrate Grandparents Day! Find some unique gifts and ideas for Grandparents Day, to show them that you truly care.

No longer at our feet but, forever in our hearts

Best Friends come into our lives and leave Paw Prints all over our hearts.

Many pet parents don’t consider their pets as pets but rather members of the family. Treating and spoiling them like children is a testament to the relationship between humans and pets. When you lose a pet, it is like losing family member. National Pet Memorial day is a day to celebrate all pets past and present and to bring closure to the departure of our loved ones. Here are a couple ideas to celebrate your late pet’s life and the impact they had on yours!

Plant a tree – Pick a nice shady spot in your backyard or in your local community and plant a tree or shrub in their honor. If they had a special or favorite spot in the house, commemorate it with a house plant. If they liked the yard, create a special healing garden memorial and build a bench like this one to really make it a special project.

Help animals in need – Shelters and rescue centers are always looking for extra volunteers and donations. Find your local shelter and donate towels, food and toys. It might be too soon or hard to adopt but helping to volunteer on adoption days to help other animals find forever homes. Who knows, you might even fall in love with another fur ball.

Memorial Frames/Keepsake box – Do you have a favorite photo of your beloved pet? Maybe with their favorite toy, doing something silly or a great portrait? Display it in a classic Wooden Frame or this cute Dog Bone frame to always keep their memory around. Still have their favorite toy, leash or clothing? Store their precious items in a Memorial Box big enough to hold all of their favorite things and your special memories.

 

Hold a Memorial Ceremony – Give your pet a proper Memorial ceremony, invite friends and family over to say sweet things and remember the joy they brought. Reflect on silly and cute times or a moment your beloved pet helped you through a hard time. This ceremony could include planting a tree, creating a memory box or simply lighting a candle and is designed to bring closure after a loss.

Memorial Headstone – Commemorate their grave site OR your special healing garden/ceremony with a special headstone. Dignified and classic, this Engraved Black Marble Stone is perfect headstone for your late pet. Suitable for your outside healing garden and classy enough to compliment any home décor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Losing a pet can be very devastating, unfortunately it only gets easier with time. We hope these ideas help you and your loved ones cope and heal. Make this year’s Pet Memorial Day a special one with one of these ideas. Have another idea? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear your great ideas ways of celebrating this special holiday.

Five ways to make Grandparents Day 2017 Extra Special

Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another – Richard Garnett

National Grandparents Day is coming up on September 10th and If there is one thing that grandparents are full of, its love. Always there to congratulate and celebrate your big moments in life as well as being there to pick you up and dust you off when you fall. They enjoy spoiling their grandchildren either with the newest and latest toy or with their special homemade cookies and never ever ask for anything in return besides love. This year, it’s time for us to show how much we love and appreciate them. Check out our top ideas to spoil your grandparents!

Family Brunch/Dinner – Families come together over meals and what better way to create a lasting memory than over some of your favorite dishes. Make a reservation at their favorite restaurant or get the family together to cook for surprise picnic!

Interview them – Grandparents always have wisdom and knowledge not because they’re always right but because they have experience being wrong. They are full of stories and memories from the good old days that you might have never heard before. You might have a lot more in common than you thought!

Gifts – It is always nice to receive a gift, especially something that was specially made for you. Surprise them with a personalized keepsake box where they can keep special trinkets heirlooms to pass down or an engraved family name photo frame to put their favorite photos on display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Surprise – Has your grandmother been begging for a trip to a spa or your grandfather eyeing that new model car? Show them that you really do pay attention and care by surprising them with that special trip they’ve been talking about.

Plan an Activity – The best time is always time spent together, surprise them with a specially planned activity just for you to do together. Maybe there is a local Grandparents Day celebration in your town or city or stay at home and make a fun craft like one of these sweet ideas.

National Grandparents Day is coming up on September 10,2017 so start planning now!  For those of us who are lucky enough to still have our grandparents, take advantage of that special time and create memories for a lifetime. For those whose grandparents are no longer with us, take the time to commemorate their lives and everything they taught us with a special personalized memorial. However you decide to celebrate National Grandparents Day, the most important part is sharing the day with your grandparents and making new memories.