It is always easier to find gifts for yourself, especially during Black Friday, from technology to the latest fall clothing line. However, that is not the case when it comes to finding gifts for others. Every year there is always that one person we have trouble coming up with a gift idea, and giving out a gift card just does not seem right. We may think of clothing as a great gift, but they to have barriers; what size, color, or texture would the person like? These are just a few to name. It is only natural to feel overwhelmed with so many things to consider, but there is one item that many overlook during the holidays. Personalized and engraved gifts offer a great deal of unique and personal value. A great gift not just for relatives but also others. These are our 5 top Holidays gifts for this season for family and friends. (more…)
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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.
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.
No, not The OC, though I must admit I never missed an episode. The real Orange County. When I was a little younger, I used to enjoy some of the greatest shows of my life at The Chain Reaction. Now, I am much more appreciative of the county’s beautiful residences, thriving business structure, and great shopping. Of course, however, I will never be too old for Disney.
Orange County is home to many of the country’s most noteworthy businesses such as Ingram Micro, Quicksilver, Linksys, Mitsubishi, Oakley, and Activision. The list goes on, but the point is clear. Business thrives here.
Shopping is stellar too, with South Coast Plaza, Fashion Plaza, and Brea Mall at the residents’ pleasurable disposal. The county really benefits from shopping probably as accessible as that in London. The school system is among the best; attractions are ample; what more could one want?
If you are a happy, hard-working Orange County resident, you may come to a point when you would like to show your appreciation for your fellow co-workers. In a city with such booming business, buying executive gifts is simply common place. How can you possibly stand out from the crowd? The foremost two methods are as follows:
- Make it personal. In the business word, it is so easy for things to feel mundane and impersonal. The aforementioned businesses have an unbelievable number of employees. If you know the recipient well, try to find a gift that will fit into their hobbies. Cigar accessories, wine accessories, flasks, etc are all great gifts which are small, simple, and personal if chosen wisely.
- Get it personalized. No matter the gift, if it says their name on it, it’s already ten-times more personalized. Put that together with method number one, and you are looking at some awesome executive gifts. Work gifts such as personalized pens and pencils, personalized leather desk sets, personalized clocks, personalized book ends, personalized picture frames and photo albums, and personalized business card holders are all perfect executive gifts that are sure to be appreciated.
As a bonus tip, think about upcoming occasions. Valentine’s Day is coming up; Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, anniversaries, weddings, and birthdays are all occasions where the above tips should help as well.
Enjoy your day, especially if you are in the great Orange County. Once the recent storms fully subside the weather will return to paradise. I’m patiently waiting.