More U.S. Military heroes are starting to comeback home, and the job market is starting to see a gleam of light, with 9% unemployment more citizens are optimistic going into the holidays. It’s great news for both Military personnel and civilians looking forward to a new and prosperous year. An obstacle that many face when looking for personalized gifts, is coming up with some great inspirational items. Great ideas and help are hard to come by when folks have their mind set on other issues affecting their economic,health, and living related responsibilities. It’s not that hard to stumble along the process of finding some great gifts, but these ideas should help make it an easier find.
The holidays are a time to celebrate a years worth of joy with great gifts, being thankful for great health is second to none. Every year we take a few visits to the doctor, and at times more often during fall and winter. These visits are sometimes taken as a frequent causal check-up, and we pay very little attention to the impact doctors have in our life’s. Our busy schedules over look the importance that doctors have played a key role in our health over the years. Many pediatricians take pride in seeing their young patients grow, they have seen them crawl, walk, run and cry in the presence of needles. Most if not many pediatricians tend to children from a few months old to young adults, they personalize their approach to the individual personalities of his patients to make the experience more enjoyable, but also to create an environment were patients can confide in their doctors.
Personalized Baby Gifts… A Hollywood Star is Born!
July 3rd – Maya Rudolph Welcomes Son Jack
July 9th – Kate Hudson – Welcomes Son Bing
July 11th – Jewel Welcomes Son Kase
July 25th – Selma Blair Welcomes Son Arthur
Do you think Maya, Kate & Jewel would like the following personalized baby gifts for their baby boys?
- Silver Birth Certificate Holder with Personalized Stand
- Baby Boy Birth Record Personalized Teddy Bear
July 10th – Victoria Beckham Welcomes Daughter Harper
July 17th – Ivanka Trump Welcomes Daughter Arabella
Do you think Victoria & Kate would like the following personalized baby gifts for their baby girls?
- Silver Birth Certificate Holder with Personalized Stand
- Baby Crystal Keepsake
- Monogram Silver Baby Rattle
Just when we thought that the gift industry is content with the traditional categories of personalized gifts, a new trend – called ‘push presents’ comes along and gives birth (pun intended) to a trendier and more fashionable world of ‘tokens of appreciation’. A push present, also popularly known as ‘baby mama gift’ or ‘baby bauble’, is a gift given by the father of a new born to the mommy as an acknowledgement for all the hard work and the labor pains she has had to go through in bringing their bundle of joy safely into this world. Thanks to the celebrities and glamorous Moms like Victoria Beckham and Mariah Carey, whose equally glamorous husbands pampered them with expensive jewelry to mark the momentous occasion; since then the popularity of push presents has really taken off.
A recent survey of more than 30,000 respondents by BabyCenter.com shows that 38 percent of new mothers received a gift from their partner after giving birth to their new born. Among pregnant mothers, 55 percent wanted one. About 40 percent of both groups said the baby was the only gift that they desired. The rising popularity of push presents has to some extent evoked criticism from mothers who consider their babies to be the greatest gift imaginable and think that any kind of tangible bonus cheapens the purity involved in giving birth. While a large percentage of new mommies think it’s perfectly okay to not feel guilty about accepting push presents, especially after all the back pain, morning sickness, and stress that they have gone through.
Research shows that jewelry is the most desired push present among new mommies. The jewelry industry certainly capitalized on this growing trend by marketing their diamonds to the expectant parents. In 2005 the jewelry chain – Mayors promoted their diamond earrings with the tag line, “She delivered your first born; now give her twins.” Fortunoff, the jewelry and gift chain with a Fifth Avenue flagship, recently established a push present registry. Although jewelry is the most common push present, any new baby gift that would make the new mommy feel special and pampered will suffice.
Is your bundle of joy on its way? Would a push present or a heartfelt engraved gift from your hubby put you on cloud nine? If yes, then would you prefer a sparkly gift or a personalized gift? Or do you think your baby is the greatest gift that you could ever receive? All the mommies-to-be, we are eager to know your thoughts. Please post your responses below.
And what are our two cents on push presents? Be it any occasion or season, we believe that giving gifts that express love, gratitude, and appreciation should never go out of style. Having said that, push presents are certainly trend-setters in their own right. To all the fathers-to-be, here’s your chance to make the sleep-deprived, first-time mommy feel absolutely glamorous by selecting the perfect push gift for her, a memento of the special day when your adorable bundle of joy stepped into this world.
“A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.” – Pam Brown
Friendship is that unique bond which needs nurturing every once in a while to keep it alive amidst the daily chaos of weekly deadlines and personal obligations. If you haven’t had a chance to express how much your friends mean to you lately, let the first Sunday of the next month inspire you to make your friends feel truly special. August 7 ‘2011 is Friendship Day! Proclaimed as a national holiday by the U.S. Congress in 1935, it is now celebrated annually, on the first Sunday of August in several countries. It is the day to celebrate all those unforgettable moments shared with your dear friends, the good times and the challenging times, the milestones and the momentous occasions. Times when all you needed was a sounding board and a shoulder to lean on to sail through a tough phase of your life, when your friends were there for you to lift your spirits and help you bounce back with a smile.
It’s that day of the year again when you can enjoy an opportunity to value the one bond that stands the test of distance and time, as true friends always take off from where they left. Although there are several conventional ways in which you can make your friends feel truly appreciated, nothing comes close to a personalized gift that evokes the wonderful nostalgia of the yesteryear and refreshes those warm memories. An elegantly engraved gift with your names carved on it, coupled with a sweet personal note can create memories of a lifetime for your friend.
Personalized gifts have the charm of transforming the simplest tokens of love into memorable souvenirs. It embellishes your gifts with that ‘hand-made’ appeal making it all the more special. Who says you have to be a creative genius to make your gifts personalized? Here at memorablegifts.com we help you to choose and personalize one-of-a-kind, unique, yet elegant gifts for your friends. So this Friendship Day be a little creative and surprise your besties with gifts that will add some sunshine to their ordinary Sunday routines, which generally involve prepping up for Monday and the week ahead.
Friends come in many shapes, sizes and guises: school friends, work colleagues, siblings, partners, parents, pets and neighbors. Take the time to let your friends know that they are special. Celebrate the laughter, the tears, and the endless conversations which you shared and cherish until today.
Friendship Day is just around the corner. And it’s time to begin your search for some memorable gifts for your beloved friends that will be treasured forever. This year send a Happy Friendship Day tribute to your friends to let them know you care. It’s worth it!
Here’s wishing you all much in advance, Happy Friendship Day!