Memorable or Not? Amazon Gift Cards Vs. Memorable Gifts

Memorable or Not?  Amazon vs Memorable Gifts


When you find yourself in that state of indecision between knowing that you want to give a gift and realizing that there is only so much time left, it is not uncommon to reach for that magical solution offered by the ubiquitous gift card.  Keep in mind though, that the joy of giving is multiplied tenfold when you find just the right present for the right purpose. At that moment, as you watch your friend or spouse or child open up the package, you know that you’ve made a choice that will be remembered for a long time to come.

What Message Are You Sending?
To be perfectly frank, nothing says, “I really have no clue what to get you” like a gift card, and an Amazon gift card sends the same message.  Sure, Amazon is the leading e-commerce mega store with innumerable selections in virtually every imaginable category.  And granted, if you have no time to put into your decision, a gift card that can be applied toward some obscure Amazon product may provide a bit of internet surfing fun.  But is it a memorable experience that leads to a gift your friend or family member will forever associate with you?  Probably not.

On the other hand, personalized gifts or engraved gifts gives you the opportunity to add a message, a note or a special date to the item of your choice.  For example, you can give personalized gifts to celebrate an accomplishment or welcome a new baby into a special person’s life.

Better to Make it Personal
When you give someone a $25 or $50 Amazon gift card it will buy a few books and CDs or perhaps a DVD or two.  What’s more, you are leaving it to your friend or relative to purchase a gift for himself or herself. Unless those who receive your generic gift cards remembered to bookmark Amazon pages in the past, they will have to search by category, then by sub-category and scan down to find something that might be interesting. Then there’s the problem of shipping and sometimes the different items come from various locations, so the whole order may not be delivered at the same time.

What if the gift card doesn’t cover shipping?
When you visit our site, you can shop seven different ways for a gift meant specifically for the occasion you want to recognize.  You can also choose to view products by recipient, by holiday, by specialty shops, by product, by types of wedding gifts and by types of business gifts. Our  site is organized to help you shop for gifts for all the important people in your life and for just about every situation.

The Memory is in the Message
If you want to give gifts that your relatives, friends or business associates will remember, choose to include a statement. Our site makes it easy and quick to find a present and make a personal statement at the same time.

The all-too-generic gift card will not evoke a memory five years from now.  A laser-engraved message that you create for a gift that suits the recipient and the occasion will be cherished and displayed for years.

3 Tips for Giving The Best Birthday Gifts

Giving the best, most memorable birthday gift is never an easy task, and this article will provide you with 3 simple and easy tips for finding the best birthday gift for your friends and family members.

To effectively give a birthday gift, one that the birthday boy or girl will love, you must first understand them. Do your homework and have knowledge of the recipient’s likes and dislikes. Failure to take this step can result in a disastrous outcome — a gift they don’t like and will either regift or toss away. Many people simply grab a present off the shelf of a department store with no knowledge as to whether the recipient will like it. Usually, they let their own taste guide them. Bad move if I’ve ever seen one.

Once you have knowledge of the recipient’s likes and dislikes, it’s time for you to think about what gift(s) they will enjoy most. Whip out a sheet of paper and begin brainstorming ideas over a period of a few days. Take your time to really think about presents then prioritize the list you have made. Take the top presents and research them on the web, which is where the best prices, and most unique gifts, will be found.

The process of giving a present — physically handing it over or shipping it — is a gift in itself. Gift delivery should be at an appropriate time and place so the recipient is not inconvenienced. For example, if your friend is having a birthday party that’s outdoors it may be better to give him/her their present at a more convenient time when they won’t have to lug it around. Imagine celebrating your birthday and having loads of gifts then having to carry them to your car? Not always fun.

In conclusion, take your time buying birthday gifts and, with the above-mentioned tips, I’m sure your present will be a success.


The Best Christmas Gifts: A Must Read Article on Buying Christmas Presents

Elegant Silver Christmas FrameCelebrating Christmas is a fun, memorable occasion that’s usually spent with friends and family, and is full of fun gift giving. But the reality is, after many years of celebrating Christmas and giving gifts to the same friends/family, it’s difficult to come up with something new. Simply said, Aunt Sally doesn’t want to receive a cooking appliance every year because at a certain point her home will look like a commercial kitchen. The goal of this article is to provide you with a few ideas on ways to give unique, memorable Christmas presents.

First and foremost, like I have said many times before, it’s truly the thought that counts when giving presents. A homemade card or gift has just as much meaning as something costly. In fact, it shows more thought. Think about giving Christmas presents that focus on the recipient’s interests as opposed to what’s flashy and trendy. It doesn’t always pay off in the long run.

Secondly, this Christmas you may want to consider giving an engraved gift that’s customized for the recipient. This can be a personalized picture frame, an engraved pocket clock, personalized pen set or anything else you can think of.

Lastly and most importantly, have fun! Christmas is a holiday that brings families and friends together, so ensure that the experience and the time you spend with loved ones is memorable.


Giving an Old Friend a Birthday Gift – Find Something Different & Cool

Your good friend that you have known for a long time is having a birthday in the near future and you want to give him/her a special birthday present that will never be forgotten. This is very understandable, but the question is: What to get that will be both memorable and useful.

For one, I suggest giving your good friend a personalized picture frame that can house a picture of the two of you, or a photo of something that is special to them. For example, if you and your friend went on a camping trip 5 years ago and you have a picture they haven’t seen yet, dig up the photo and place it in a personalized frame that describes the trip.

Secondly, consider taking your good friend out for dinner or a night on the town. Sometimes the lack of physical gifts can be a good thing when combined with positive experiences spent together. Gifts can be forgotten but happy memories of time together will not.

Thirdly, consider giving your friend a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant, spa, clothing store or anything else you can think of. This shows thought by recognize the friend’s interests and acting on such.

I hope this article has been helpful and good luck selecting a gift for your good friend.


Buying a Birthday Present for a Teenager – How To

As many of us know, being a teenager is tough and giving birthday gifts to teenagers can be just as difficult. Teenagers are prone to peer pressure and often “follow the crowd,” which means not all gifts they receive will pass the “cool test” or meet their standards. I know how this is; been there done that. But it doesn’t have to be this way and I’ll tell you why.

A big problem many parents and loved ones have when selecting gifts for teenagers is their want to give something personal, which leads to presents that are actually too personal. For example, a teenager wants to wear clothes they feel are “in” and match a style they wish to portray. Receiving a pair of jeans from mom isn’t always the coolest gift and this is understandable. Rather than mom giving a pair of jeans, why not a cool engraved pen that can be used in school? Gifts like this are timeless and show thought outside of the box.

Slyly buying birthday gifts for teenagers can also be done through the help of their friends. Take one of their friends aside and ask what the teenager in question would like. Their close friends will surely know. But, if this method is chosen, be sure the friend doesn’t spill the beans.

Moral of the story: Put yourself in a teenagers shoes and give them something that’s universal and not too personal.