Thoughtful Gift Ideas for your Parents Special Anniversary

Anniversary gift giving is hard, especially for the special couple that is your parents. Where do you start for the couple that seems to have it all? Celebrating anniversaries is a tradition in all cultures that has been adapted for modern times. Whether they are celebrating their 10th or 60th anniversary, you can find a list of gift types ranging from traditional to modern to even flower type here in our easy to read chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toast to their love and future with our engraved toasting flutes or wine glass set. Throwing a surprise anniversary party for them? These glasses are the perfect toasting accessory and will surely make them feel special with this personalized touch. The best part is that they can be used for future anniversaries to come and look great on display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give them something to display in their home for years to come! An engraved plate or personalized tray is the perfect gift to display on a mantle or china cabinet. Engrave with their names, date of wedding or anniversary date and a special message. It will remind them and anyone who enters their home how special their love is.

Do they have that one special photo from their wedding day or a special memory from their time spent together? Display it in a special photo frame or canvas wrap personalized with their names, and special date. Give as a gift with the photo already displayed inside for a special surprise when they open it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tired of gifting plain flower bouquets? Spruce it up with a personalized anniversary vase to display that anniversary bouquet. Flowers will die, but this vase will last and can be filled with fresh flowers year after year. Extra points if you include their anniversary year flowers – like yellow roses for a 50th anniversary.

They have always been there for you, picked you up when you fell down and kept you up through tough times. Their love serves as a great example of what a relationship should be; after all their marriage has survived when many others have not.  Celebrate your parent’s anniversary milestone with a thoughtful anniversary gift that will truly honor their love and make them feel special!

Tips on How to Celebrate Bosses Day

National Bosses day is almost here and this is the perfect day to honor and celebrate your boss and employer. From taking them out to a nice lunch or just a simple thank you card to show your appreciation, any display of gratitude is sure to make their day. To help celebrate this day in style, we put together a list of ideas and tips to help you avoid those typical clichés and impress your boss.

Take them to lunch – Know their favorite lunch order at the bistro up the street or their daily coffee order? Take a break from work and Surprise them with lunch! There’s nothing more familial than breaking bread together and it gives you the opportunity to really bond. To really make it special, get the rest of the office in on it and make it a potluck style office lunch party! Don’t know what to bring? Try one of these crowd pleasing recipes to really impress your coworkers!

Decorate their office or shared space – Sneak into their office the day before Bosses Day to decorate their desk with streamers and balloons. Walking into a surprise is always a nice way to start the day. If that’s too much for your boss, surprise them with a little terrarium or desk plant to bring some life into their office. Give them something to display on their desk so that every time they look at it, they know they are appreciated.

Give them a gift – Stay away from cliché gag gifts or personal gifts like perfume or clothing. Be thoughtful and don’t spend too much as that can be perceived as inappropriate. Involve your coworkers and ask the office to pitch in for a group gift. This could be anything from a professional gift to a pair of tickets to their favorite sports team or a spa getaway! Sometimes, a thoughtful and professional gift like a personalized business card holder or name plate for their desk can really go a long way.

A simple thank you – Sometimes the best way for you to show your appreciation and gratitude is to just say it! Hand write a simple card or type up a short and sweet email expressing your thanks and how great of a boss they are. The simplest acts of gratitude are usually the most remembered!

 

Take some time this year to celebrate this holiday and your employer with some of this tips and tricks. Always remember that it is the thought that counts and the simplest gestures are forever remembered. National Bosses Day is coming up quickly, October 16th to be exact, do you have any plans?

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!

 

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.

National Teacher Appreciation Day 2014

NTAD2014Ever wanted to show how grateful you are to a current or former teacher? Or just how much you appreciate them? Did you know National Teacher Appreciation Day is on May 6? Few other professionals touch as many people’s lives as teachers do. Educators contribute to communities across the world everyday and in many ways. During Teacher Appreciation Day, thousands of communities will take the time to honor and respect their local educators. The commitment, enthusiasm and hard work of all educators- past, present, and future deserves to be recognized. National Teacher’s Appreciation Day is your opportunity to show your appreciation to teachers for all the effort they put in each day and the great education we receive thanks to them. (more…)