Subscribe to Gift Stuff Subscribe to Gift Stuff Twitter Page

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Post Break: Laughing through a timeless holiday theme

“The Santa Clause” is one of my favorite holiday movies. Every year, as we decorate the tree, my family and I watch it when it comes on our directv specials.

Tim Allen as Santa is truly funny. His comedic delivery is always spot on, and the tale that is told in this family frolic is heartwarming as well.

Our family makes a tradition of watch “The Santa Clause” as we all sit by our fireplace after decorating the Christmas tree. We serve up hot chocolate, and munch on popcorn while giggling our way through the movie.

Aside from the laughs, “The Santa Clause” has a wonderful story line. The suffering the lead character, Scott, must endure as he finds out he has become Santa makes for a complex character despite the move being a comedy. The acceptance of becoming Santa strikes a chord with me and my family as we experience that we are all asked to undertake tasks we may not want, but in the end it is best for everyone.

A funny journey featuring Chris Kringle in a whole new treatment, make “The Santa Clause” one of mine and my family's favorite holiday movies

Contribution by Saul Martin


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The ultimate Barbie gift

Ever since we had our daughter, I've learned all kinds of things about little girls that I didn't know. Most of them actually have to do with fixing their hair and Barbies. But the one that I'm better at is buying Barbies. I've kind of become a mini Barbie expert because they're our daughter's toy of choice. Fixing her hair is still something that I'm working on. A lot of times in the mornings before we drop her off at school my wife barely has time to fix her own hair, so I'm forced to fix our daughter's hair.

I thought that maybe I would get something that has to do with that and decided that for Christmas I would get one of those Barbie heads where you can style her hair. While I was looking online to find one of those to order I came across some Clear 4G Internet pricing info that I thought looked pretty good. So I think that I'm going to switch over our internet access to it.

That also reminded me that I needed to go ahead and order her a Holiday Barbie. It's become kind of a tradition for us to buy her one each year because that's the ultimate Barbie gift.

Guest post written by John Cook


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Post Break: The Big 12 Championship

You can claim that this was an off year in the BIG 12 conference since they won't put a team in the BCS National Championship game like they usually do. Blah, blah, blah. Still, you can't complain about the fact that you get to watch two top 15 teams like Nebraska and Oklahoma square off on College Football Conference Championships weekend to see who will go to the Fiesta Bowl. Two dynamite teams that were a couple of losses away from a chance at the championship? There is no way I'm not checking this out on my
What is so intriguing about this match up is the fact that there really is no favorite. National sportswriters seem to be giving a slight edge to Nebraska, but it's not like they should be the outright favorite against a team like Oklahoma? Sure, Nebraska has had a "sexier" year with the school coming back to relevance, but Oklahoma is actually ranked ahead of Nebraska! This is going to be one of those run and gun type games where (clique alert!!!) the last team with the ball will probably win the game. Me: I'll be rooting for Nebraska, but only because it's good to see them be back on top. With that said, i would not be surprised to see Oklahoma playing in Glendale.
I appreciate the guest post, Lindsay Valdez


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Post Break: My Black Friday GPS Adventure

Though the morning was much colder than we had anticipated, my mother and I still managed to wake up on Black Friday and hit the stores during the wee hours of the morning. The item I was determined to snag was a GPS navigation system, specifically the Garmin Nuvi Portable GPS Navigation System. My husband has been wanting to upgrade his current navigation system to one with a 5-inch touch screen. I found the best deal at Target, where the model I was looking for was advertised for $135.

When we arrived at the store an hour before opening time, a line had already formed in front of the door. I was worried that I would not be close enough to catch this excellent deal. However, most of the people in line headed for the toy aisle when the doors opened. Therefore, I was able to purchase the navigation system that I wanted at an excellent price. The rest of my day was spent shopping for children's clothes while enduring the cold outdoor weather. I was certainly happy to head home with my discounted GPS system. I snuggled with my husband, drinking hot cocoa and watching football on our Cable TV offers, for the rest of the evening.

Thanks for the post, Kathy Shelton


Monday, December 13, 2010

Gift for the girl with too much jewelry

My best friend Traci has the biggest jewelry collection of anyone that I've ever known. I'm also pretty sure that she has as much as someone like Liz Taylor. But she finds a lot of hers at flea markets and can take the weirdest looking costume jewelry and find a way to pull it off. I wish that skill would rub off on me, but it unfortunately hasn't yet.

I thought about trying to find some new jewelry for her to wear, but I don't even think that she knows about all the jewelry that she has so I'm not going to risk buying her something that she already has a similar thing of. I was thinking about what I could get her and went online to try and figure something out. While I was doing that I ran across the website http://www.CLEARWIRELESSINTERNET4G.COM and decided to sign up for one of the internet packages that's available on the sie for my home internet access.

Then I got the idea to find a really cute jewelry holder for her to display some of that jewelry in her room.

Guest post written by Jennifer Gordon


Friday, December 10, 2010

Labels Galore

Personalized gifts are always nice to give and receive. It makes the recipient feel more special when something personalized is given to him or her. There's warmth with such gifts, a feeling which makes you treasure more that present.

Personalized gifts are also common giveaways for offices and corporates and even businesses. It serves two purpose, first as a present or souvenir and second as a means of advertising too. This kind of thing doesn't need to be extravagant, expensive or enormous in size it actually comes in all forms and kinds. What makes it personalized is the custom labels used to mark the item. Any custom label can be creatively done to suit any present.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Burberry For You

Is the nearing holidays driving you nuts already? There may be abundance of gift choices out there but finding the right one to give can be a tough job for anyone. There are clothes, shoes, jewelries, toys, gadgets, fragrances, books and a lot more to choose from and sometimes having so much choices can be harder than ever.

Opting for a higher end brand like Burberry might look a tad bit expensive but it can be a good pick for most executives or professionals. Don't think such priced gifts are only good for the bosses, of course people who are close in our hearts deserve this more than anybody else.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Scrubs For Christmas

Clothes can always be a good gift for any age and any occasion. This Christmas why not consider giving medical scrubs and uniform to friends and family members who are in medical field? It's very practical to give something one can use more than being stashed in the closet.

Nursing uniforms are a must to wear most especially in the hospitals, this kind of gift will definitely be very useful. You might say scrubs are just plain scrubs and nothing special, what else can be better than custom made scrubs for a more meaningful and more special gift?

We can make people feel special even in simple ways, no need for luxurious and extravagant gifts. The more practical and useful a gift can be, the better it is appreciated.


Personalizing gifts with something special this year

Every year I'm always looking for and trying to find new ways to personalize all of my Christmas gifts to my friends and family. Even though they end up ripping through them in the end to see what's inside, I love to see them pause and admire whatever special thing that I've done for them.

I was online trying to find that little something special to add to my gifts this year when I came across the website after reading through it, changed over my internet access to one of the packages offered on there.

Last year I went through the trouble of putting together these nice cards that people kind of overlooked in their hurry to unwrap gifts. So this year I think that I'm going to seal the bows for some of the presents with a Christmas wax seal of my own making. I saw it done last year on a professionally wrapped gift and I thought that it was the most precious thing that I had ever seen. We'll see how they go on a few first presents.

Guest post written by Emma Hammerstein


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas centerpieces as gifts

I really like to make a lot of my DIY Christmas gifts as things that I know that people will use, like Christmas decorations. I always enjoy when I get gifts like that and I'm also really great at putting together decorations like that anyway.

I went online to try and find some ideas for DIY gifts that I could give to people. That's when I saw some Syracuse Clear Wireless Internet offers and after reading a little more about them, chose to order one of them.

This year, I decided that I would put together some Christmas centerpieces for everyone. I mean, everyone can always use a new centerpiece, whether they realize it or not. But I'm taking into account how my friend's homes are decorated year-round, so the centerpieces will also kind of match their regular decorations. Although holiday centerpieces are supposed to stand out and you're supposed to recognize them as holiday pieces, I also think that it's important that they don't completely clash with all of your existing decor.

Guest post written by Linda Sanderson


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Homemade baked gifts for my friends

My friends are always willing to give me a helping hand when i need someone to eat all of my baked creations, so I thought that for the holidays this year I'd give them something that I knew they would love and bake them some of their favorite baked goods that I make. From over the years, I've learned which ones each person especially loves so I thought that it would be a nice gift to do that for them and I'd know that they would actually use it instead of just letting it sit around in a closet somewhere like so many gifts end up doing.

But I thought that I could find some new ways to try and package all of my baked goods, so I went online to try and come up with some good ideas. While I was doing that I found a clear internet bundle deal that I just couldn't turn down, so I signed up for it.

I thought that I would go a little bit further with my homemade gift idea and try and come up with some neat containers to put the stuff in.

Guest post written by Sheila Smart


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Children's clothing and school items are great to buy on Black Friday!

I love my kids more than anything in the world. I also love the fact that they greatly appreciate when I buy them brand new clothes, or supplies they need for school. Many parents neglect to realize that being fashionable at school makes for a healthier teen. Many people are brutal at school when it comes to having, or not having, the latest styles and trends. I make good money, so why shouldn't my kids show it? Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is awesome for buying my kids items. Not only are there great savings at the cheap clothing stores for socks, shoes, and undergarments, there are also countless sales for more expensive outfits and clothes at name brand stores.

After setting my home alarm security system (home security system cellguard) I bring my children along and we spend almost the entire day filling up carts with things they like. I make sure to save a good deal of money for this special Black Friday shopping extravaganza. The reason I save is because I know that items will be half off and I can get double the amount. This means I won't have to worry about clothes till the beginning of summer. I also make sure my children have enough school supplies to get them through the entire year of school. Life can't get better than this, can it?

Post contributed by Martha Case


Friday, November 26, 2010

The Greatest Gift

Aside from the gift of life, one of the greatest gift we can have is education. This is something we can carry on for the rest of our lives. Nobody can take it away from us, it's embedded deep within.

As parents, it is our duty and responsibility to make sure our kids get the best education and make them ready to be future professionals. It will be a very big fulfillment for parents once their kids have graduated and seeing them fly high with their dreams and goals.

The Chronicle and Walden University are hand in hand in this dream for the future. Anybody can be what they want to be and achieve things in life as long as they can be lead to the right path.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Retirement Trip to Florida

My wife is finishing up her long-term career as an editor next week, and I'm in the process of planning a retirement trip for us. I've been retired for several years now, and this trip will finally let us celebrate all that we've both accomplished together. Based on some of the great vacations we've had in the past, I planned for us to go back down to southern Florida. We love Miami and we love the Florida Keys, and by flying into Miami International Airport, we have shuttle services to both south beach and the keys. What more could one ask for?

I've been trying to subtly get some things ready, as well as conduct a few last minute errands. I would like to get some Miracle Ear Hearing Aids for the trip, and I would also like to get some warmer weather wear. We've been looking forward to something like this for a long while, and when my wife finally hangs up her hat on a 33 year editing career, she'll have something excellent to kick off a new chapter in her life.

Guest post written by Jim Flores


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is Fun to Read for Adults and Kids

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone is a great book, its so easy to immerse yourself in the story. Harry does not know he is a wizard until his eleventh birthday. Luckily Hagrid appears and informs Harry about his powers.

Harry has been accepted to Hogwarts, a school that educates wizards and witches on how to use their abilities. The villain in the story is Voldemort who was almost destroyed attempting to kill Harry when he was a baby. Harrys parents were killed during this battle and he was living with his aunt and uncle.

Voldemort is trying to return to power with a stone that gives wizards and witches immortality. This stone has been hid inside Hogwarts and protected by different spells that teachers at Hogwarts have created. Harry discovers that one of the teachers has been helping Voldemort.

Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione work together to prevent Voldemort from stealing the Sorcerer̢۪s stone. They run into obstacles including a plant that attempts to choke them, a bigger than life chess set that Ron is able to conquer and a flying key that must be caught by Harry himself. Last is a tricky potion riddle that Hermione is able to solve.

When I am not reading I watch my satellite TV from, I enjoy unwinding with shows I have recorded on my DVR.

Guest post by Dana Osborn


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Joke gifts

This year for my 30th birthday party, my friends threw me a surprise birthday party and it actually suprised me! Normally no one can ever get anything by me, but they managed to do it somehow. One of teh best things about the party was that they gave me all of these joke gifts that they know I would never like or really even use. At the party, I threw all of them in the biggest gift bag and took all of them home and forgot about them.

But then when I was cleaning out my spare bedroom a couple of weeks ago, I found a Nicholas Sparks book that someone gave me and decided to see what the big deal was. But first I looked up a review of it online and it was actually a positive one. When I was doing that I also found and I think I might change over my internet service to that company.

Well the Nicholas Sparks book isn't Shakespeare or anything, but I guess I can see why people like this stuff.

Guest post written by Santana Burton


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cleaning Service For Gift

There are some people who are way too busy to even give attention to cleaning up their place. I know some who simply goes home to sleep and then off again when morning strikes. Quite a busy life for them neglecting the fact that housekeeping is still a must.

Marble cleaning tips and odor removal tips are great tips to throw in but since most places here are carpeted, a professional cleaning service austin can be an ideal gift to those busy peeps. A very practical gift for someone who wouldn't give attention to those things. That I believe is something to thank for if anybody gives such gift.


Family Fun Time

Thanksgiving is almost near and celebrating it with the family. A great family gift can be a fun packed travel and stay at Myrtle beach hotel. It might be a bit cold already for some beach fun but a nice stroll by the shore watching the sun as it sets can be another way of enjoying the beach too.

At, you can check out Myrtle Beach best hotels where the best packages are being offered. Take advantage of the long Thanksgiving holiday and take the family to dine with festive seafood right at the heart of Myrtle. Some shopping and sightseeing can be as much fun too.

Take the trip to another level with an exclusive golf package even just for a few rounds. Kids and adults can both have fun under sun. That's the great thing about Myrtle, it's not just the beach but a whole lot more to offer. Everything there will surely be a family fun time.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Scoping out Christmas gifts

I'm still snacking on my kids' leftover Halloween candy and watching scary movies, but I'm getting all those emails in my inbox about how I need to buy presents now while the deals are the best. I really don't think that any of the stores are going to run out of supplies for the holidays or that stores are going to intensely raise their prices from now until Christmas ever. But that does have me thinking about what I'm going to buy my family for the holidays.

I was online looking for a book to get for my mother-in-law because that's about the only thing that she doesn't have already. When I was doing that I found the site and changed our internet service over to it.

While I was at it, I looked at a Christopher Moore novel review and think that I just may get one of his books for my teenage son because he loves all kinds of crazy supernatural stuff like zombies and vampires and stuff like that. But I'm not going to buy stuff just yet.

Guest post written by Rita Bruegger


New house for our new family

Once we found out that my wife was pregnant, we knew that a small apartment wasn't going to work for us anymore, so we took the big step and became homeowners. Now I'm trying to get everything ready and in order so we don't have to worry about redecorating the new house once the baby gets here and just focus on being parents.

I was worried that the kitchen wasn't really safe for a little kid and we're trying to think really far ahead of time, so I'm getting sears home improvement Florida to come out and remodel our kitchen and make it harder for kids to get to dangerous stuff in it.

But the most important part is fixing up the nursery. We're going with a Peter Rabbit theme because those books were some of my wife's favorites when she was little and I think it would be okay for either a boy or girl baby because we didn't want to learn the sex of the baby ahead of time.

Guest post written by Jo Warsaw


Post Break: The Atlanta Georgia Aquarium

Anyone who lives in or around the Atlanta, Georgia area should take some time to check out the wonderful aquarium that is located there. Before you go though, make sure that you set your SecurityChoice home security alarm. Then head out to see some wonderful fish and aquatic creatures. You will probably be surprised by some of these things. They are so beautiful and not all of them are fish. The Atlanta, Georgia aquarium also has crabs, lobsters and, of course, sharks. Everything that you could possibly ever want to see at an aquarium can be found here. They even have some really small fish, which led me to think about setting up my own home aquarium.

While I had given some thought to this in the past, I'd never really knew that there could be so many beautiful fish that I could include within my tank with relative ease. How do I know it'll be so easy to set up this new aquarium? Well, it's because the staff at this aquarium is so very knowledgeable and helpful. So, if you have any questions while there, make sure to take advantage of their knowledge.

Content by Edward Massey


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kitchen Gift For Keeps!

Family or couple's gift and business gifts can be hard sometimes to think of but anything for the kitchen makes it so much easier. There are so many possible things to give when you think of the kitchen may it be home kitchen or a commercial kitchen.

Add some new look to that old kitchen with adirondack chairs or give an upgrade to those old utility sinks for a more pleasant and attractive look. The options are limitless, the best part is that these gifts are very practical and useful.

There are many elegant looking and very beautiful kinds of butcher block which can be very ideal for house gifts most especially for couples celebrating anniversaries and as wedding gift. The sizes are ideal even for tiny spaces like apartments and condominiums. This kind of gift will surely be a hit!


Monday, November 8, 2010

New books!

I'm pretty savvy with pop culture and I think I always have been. I guess that reading all those issues of Tiget Beat and Teen Bop must have done me some good because I'm always the first one to get a right answer for any kind of pop culture related question at bar trivia or just in general. So, I was really surprised a while back when one of my friends texted me about some new Sweet Valley High books that are coming out.

I went online to verify it was true, because I couldn't believe that I hadn't heard about it before her. Especially because that was my favorite book series growing up after the Baby Sitters Club books. After I found out from enough reliable sources online or decide that it was true, I saw this website and started reading through it. I like it better from the looks of it than the internet company that I was using at the time, so I switched over to it.

Now I can't wait for the new Sweet Valley High books and I think that they're going to be great, especially for all of us old fans!

Guest post written by Melody Church


Post Break: Furniture shopping fun

I am in the process of looking new living room furniture. The reason being is that I plan on purchasing a home next spring or summer. If I can afford it now, I rather get the living room furniture now and then when it comes time to move, I will have something nice and comfortable to sit on at the new house. I will be looking for a couch that has a sleeper. I like to have that because I have family out of town. It would be nice to have a place for my family to sleep if they choose to stay over.

I like to find something in a darker color due to the fact that I have a dog that sheds a lot. Having darker living room furniture will not show any of the hair that will shed from the dog. I am looking for something in my price range of no more than $1100. However, if I find something that I like that cost a bit more, I will simply try and set up a payment plan. But I think that the best thing that will happen is when I go home and sit down and watch some direct tv, envisioning how it will be on my new furniture.

Thanks to Erich Emerson


Friday, November 5, 2010

Post Break: Night at the theater

I want to start out by saying that I love my husband, LOVE. But when it has been so long that you can not remember the last time you guys left the house sans kids then something is up. Which is why we were thrilled when my dear husband's boss offered him two free tickets to the musical Chicago. We immediately found a sitter (neighbor girl from down the street) and made reservations at our favorite restaurant. I use to go to the theater all the time but had never seen Chicago and had never been to the New York Theater.

During my college years I would frequent the theater any time I got a little extra money. It was mostly low budget things or productions put on by my college so I was extra excited to go see a real show that had a real budget. Going to a theater as fancy as the New York Theater required a new dress for me and a new suit for the husband. The night of the play we tucked our beautiful children into bed and showed the sitter how to set the home security alarm (Adt home alarm prices Detroit). Having it on makes us less anxious about leaving them at home. We had a lovely night out, the weather was perfect and I could not have asked for a better performance at the theater.

Contributed by Fredrick Carrillo


Friday, October 29, 2010

Welcome to Paradise!

Two weeks ago, my wife and I prepared for our first retirement trip together. We purchased new swimwear, packed our bags, and I finally got my hearing test by miracle ear. We made all the necessary preparations, and then we traveled out to the airport. Soon after, we were on a plane heading to the luxurious Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

When we arrived at the resort, we couldn't get over all that we saw. The Atlantis was magnificent and had the most beautiful surroundings we had ever seen. We were so happy that we finally made it to paradise after years of living and working in the city.

In short, our vacation was unforgettable. We had an incredibly luxurious time in one of the most beautiful places in the world. For this past week, we have gone through our pictures and fantasized about when we can go on vacation again.

Next month, my wife and I plan to go to Key West. We've had a taste of paradise, and we can't stop now.

Guest post written by Steve Maddox


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sparkling Diamonds

What could be the most perfect gift for your dearest bride to be?

Planning of popping the question can be nerve wrecking to some guys and just seems to be so hard. It's like the ride of their life and there's no turning back. The rehearsals and preparations is something they've never done before so making sure everything will work just as planned.

What could be better than diamond engagement rings or diamond eternity rings! You can even go more personal and do "engagement rings design your own", the thought of you giving all your heart to that ring can mean more than picking just any ring on display.

Rings are symbol of love and commitment. Diamonds or not don't really matter but the rings symbolize loyalty and devotion to your dearest partner.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Post Break:

CCNA stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate. The career certifications ion Cisco are IT professionals certification for their products. There are traditional institutions which handle Cisco courses like the Cisco Networking Academy and it's also offered at various collegiate institutions. These institutions are all over US like Chicago CCNA, San Diego CCNA. In Virginia Cisco course there's a specialization for Virginia MCITP course too.

There are five levels of certification for Cisco like the Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert and Architect. The certification can validate the persons ability to work for their systems. It is recognized as a key route for professionals who are going towards the network career. The intensive training course will assure that you can acquire the proper knowledge needed to suit the demand of a highly skilled network professional.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Nascar Race is a Great Birthday Gift

I knew that my husband was an avid Nascar fan, so when I was trying to think of gift ideas for his birthday, my mind kept wandering to Nascar-related items. Finally it dawned on me. I should buy him a pair of tickets to a Nascar race. When I gave him his gift, he was absolutely delighted. He couldn't stop thanking me for being so thoughtful. The previous year, I had given him a purple sweater that I had thought was cute, but apparently he didn't agree - so it was easy to exceed his expectations.

The race was in Florida, which is only a few hours from our home in Georgia. We decided that we wanted to get there a day early so that we didn't feel rushed. The day before the event, we packed up our bags and loaded up the car. I made sure that our home was secure by properly setting our home security alarm that I found on, and then we hopped in the car. We made great time, since neither of us had to stop to take a bathroom break.

When we finally got there, we mingled with the people in the parking lot. My husband liked to talk about his favorite Nascar drivers, but I didn't know any of them. I was surprised by how loud the cars are as they race around the track.

Contributed by Vickie Tyson


Monday, October 18, 2010

The Perfect Home

It sounds so ambitious and very expensive to give a house as a gift but for those couple who are renting this might be a better gift. Imagine how much you are paying every month for something that will never be yours? That's how it goes with renting, you keep paying and it's like your money is just getting down the drain. If you invest on a house that can be yours in the future, it can be the perfect gift for both of you. At least you know you're money is going somewhere important.

There are many homes for sale today ranging from new, old, foreclosed and even auctioned. However you wish to get it, whichever is the most practical one for you it doesn't matter. There are also Paradise Valley homes for sale, see if it's the one for you.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Post Break: Going to a Professional Football Game

I am not much for the party scene, most of the time but, I must admit I throw the best Sunday football parties known to man. I turn on my satellite TV from on my big screen, order some pizza, cook up some wings and even pick up a keg, then it's time to end the weekend with a bang!

Everyone that comes to my parties is super into professional football, which makes the party that much more fun than any other. No fake football fans allowed. We all get really into it and just have a blast, even though at times we may have opposing views. Sometimes though, my party goers don't know what to do with themselves because I really enjoy going to the live games as well.

There is nothing like coating myself in the colors of the team which I came out to represent and acting foolish with my fellow super fans. At these professional league games everyone is so enthralled in the game there are no distractions and that is probably my favorite part about it. No need to worry about needing to let the dog out or whether someone just spilled an entire beer on my brand new couch. There is something really liberating about being able to act like a total animal with no holds barred at the game.

Written by my friend Dong Wood


Monday, October 4, 2010

Perfect Gift For Two

Having tee times is something any couple can enjoy every once in a while. Spending some quality time together and rekindling back the old times can make a perfect spark for a warm and blissful relationship.

How about 48 hour tee times for the perfect couple? A quick break from the busy world to have a little bit of relaxation and fun can be a great gift. Perhaps a little game of golf, stroll by the beach or sightseeing and fine dining? There are many options to choose from which activities can suit perfectly for any couple, check out for packages and see what can be your perfect gift for two.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Advertising Products

Businesses need proper and good advertising to further spread its potentials. This is true whether it's a traditional type of business like stores, fairs, stalls, kiosks and even with online businesses. Advertising can attract people to see and know about the product or merchandise.

Advertising materials or products can be given as a good gift for business owners. This way not only you're self advertising, you're giving out items which can be useful for others. Let's say you give away fridge magnets, notepads, mousepad, keychains, shirts, caps, etc. these are things that people commonly use and are very effective advertising tools. However if you're advertising for online business, advertising agency can do the trick for you.

It doesn't matter how small or big the item can be, whatever it may be make sure it is something useful and handy. This way people can easily access it and use, having it this way can promote more business exposure. These items can also be referred as souvenirs, and who doesn't want any?


Watch a movie & share your favorite snack

Sometimes it's good to just sit back and relax, whether you go hit up the cinema or watch at home as long a both of you share some time together and enjoy each other. Prepare your meal or snack together and set your movie, cuddle by the couch and watch.


Post Break: Two and A Half Men- Best Sitcom Ever

Season 8 starts on Monday, September 20th, 2010.

My favorite TV sitcom is Two and A Half Men. Now I can watch it every Monday night on my satellite TV because I took the time to visit

Two and A Half Men is based in Malibu, California. It centers on the lives of the three main characters. Charlie, played by Charlie Sheen, is a laid back jingle writer. Alan, played by Jon Cryer, is Charlie's older uptight chiropractor brother. Jake, played by Angus T. Jones, is the sarcastic son of Alan.

After his divorce, Alan and Jake move in with Charlie in his beachfront house. Charlie found it difficult to have his brother and nephew living with him because it interfered with his free wheeling lifestyle.

Besides the three main characters, there are three other main characters. Berta, played by Conchata Ferrell, is the wise cracking housekeeper. She is well respected by Alan and Charlie and they know the house would be chaos without her. Evelyn, played by Holland Taylor, is the snooty, nosy, meddling mother of Alan and Charlie. She sells real estate and is rather wealthy.

The boys pretty much do everything they can to avoid Evelyn and her meddling advice at all costs. Judith, played by Marin Hinkle, is the crazy ex-wife of Alan. She loves the fact that she became instantly wealthy from Alan's alimony payments. She usually does everything she can to humiliate Alan. She and Alan briefly reunited before she decided to reconcile with her estranged husband, Dr. Herb Melnick. She gave birth to a baby girl at the end of Season 3 but the father of the baby is still unknown.

This guest post from Margaret Mills


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Couple SPA massage

Most couples don't get to see each other much or spend much time together most especially when their work schedules don't meet at all. Go save up for the SPA and have a couple's room reserved just for you. For both tired mind and body, this is a great way to loosen up and lessen your stress. The calm and serene atmosphere will keep you as one, just feeling the presence of your special someone beside you.


Post Break: Fishing Is One Of The Best Activities To Bring Family Together

Fishing is one of the best activities to bring family together. That is something I learned early in my life and I have not ever forgotten it. Fishing is a pastime for young and old alike and this is what makes it the ideal way to go about bonding.

Bonding happens whether fishing with cane poles of extravagant rods and reels. The important thing to remember is to keep the main thing the main thing and the main thing is just enjoying what you are doing. You don't have to catch a lot of fish in order to enjoy the time you are spending together of course catching fish does make it better.

I like to be able to just forget about what is going on back at home when I go fishing so I make sure to check everything before I leave the house. I check to make sure that all electrical appliances are secure and that there is no risk of fire.

The last thing I do when I walk out the door is to set my ADT alarm system near Memphis so that if something should happen emergency measures can take place even if I am not at home. This allows me to relax and enjoy my time away and gives me the time to bond with the family.

Thanks for the article from Len Briggs


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dinner / Meal for two

Spend some quality time together, eat, talk, laugh..... sure a nice way to tighten your bond. The world nowadays is busier than ever, oftentimes we just grab a bite and go. You may opt for a dinner reservation, picnic by the park / pond, set-up by the beach, or do it at home and cook your favorites. It doesn't really matter how you do it as long as you share a meal together on your special day.


Post Break: Pride and Prejudice, A Great Romantic Comedy

My favorite TV miniseries is Pride and Prejudice. I watched it for the first time on the BBC via DIRECTV in Texas several years ago. They played the show in installments, and I loved every one of them. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite classic novels, and the miniseries was very true to Jane Austen's characters. It's basically a story about relationships and women who desperately want to marry. It reminds me of how far women have come in the past 200 years. We no longer have to view marriage as our main objective in life.

The actors in Pride and Prejudice were all superb. Darcy was played by Colin Firth, and Jennifer Ehle played Lizzie. The story is set in the English countryside and in London during the early 19th century. I loved seeing the beautiful costumes worn by the actors, particularly the women. I also feel that Pride and Prejudice is great as a romantic comedy. It is extremely romantic because Lizzie and Darcy get to know each other before they fall in love, which is unlike the contrived romances in most Hollywood movies. This miniseries is also very funny, and I loved the performance of the actress who plays Mrs. Bennet. Her voice and mannerisms made her performance one of the best of the entire series.

Posted by Jerold Austin


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gift Certificate

Another practical yet useful gift, GIFT CERTIFICATE. From dining to entertainment or leisure, home appliance or office supplies, health and wellness or shopping needs... for starters like newlyweds, this can be a handy gift.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Clothes Are Great

It's not so easy to find the right clothes for gifts because of style, taste and size issues. Though clothes are known to be one of the most practical and useful gift to give. It's a little tricky to give this to adults as they are harder to please with regards to style or design so practicality of choice will better determine which can be the best option among all the choices possible.

What should be considered in picking out the right clothes to give? I think you can see the profession or field of practice that person is involved with. For people who are often just home then pajamas and any regular comfy clothes will do. Active people can have active gear good for exercising. People in medical field can have medical scrubs like cotton scrubs or scrub sets, these are most common garments worn in such facilities. Professionals who are in offices can have ties, long sleeves or formal coats.

There are so much things you can choose from when it comes to clothing. You can either go for the favorite brand, favorite collection or favorite styles or favorite designs that person you intend to give it.


How About Rent?

Have you ever thought of giving a rent as in apartment rent as gift? Oh well to make perfect sense of what I'm driving at, I'm just trying to say that this can also be a good gift. To give you more light to this suggestion here's an example. We had to house my in-laws for the meantime but we initially thought why not just get another unit and we pay for the initial rent until they get settled. It's better than them having to cram in our space and having to move later on. It's cheaper than giving a house for a gift.

Take for an instance you have a very dear friend or relative who just got hitched and they are still eyeing for a place to stay. If you knew where they want to be and they need more of an accommodation this gift can be so useful and helpful to them. You don't need to fork out all the amount for the rental fee since this is quite a big gift to give, a month's worth of rent shared with the rest of your friends or families contribution can make this happen. This can also help the new couple get settled and if they happen to love the place, they can even just continue renting it for themselves. It's a big favor already that something's already provided for them to stay.

Check out the luxury Durham, NC apartments, Rent High Point, NC apartments or Charlotte, NC apartments if the old charm can captivate you. These places are highly recommendable for such intentions. Fine and beautiful neighborhood plus reasonably priced rentable units, a perfet haven for new settlers.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yummy Cakes

Cakes can be baked & designed or bought according to occasions. If you are looking for some baked goods which can fit a certain profession, occasion or event... cakes can be a good choice. It comes in different sizes and designs, just know what you likeor need and have it made according to your budget.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

GIft of Health And Wellness

It's always hard to find a perfect gift to give but for those who are so much in love with nurturing their body with natural products, rejuvenating oils are great. Try the Oregano oil which is a good anti-microbial protection for a healthy digestive system. It's known to be a good natural preservative therefore hindering growth of bacterias if used with foods. It's also a very good fungicidal and worm expellant because of its antiseptic properties. No wonder this oil can make a good antibiotic and also help prevent food poisoning.

Another great gift from nature is the Bio D-Mulsion, a very good alternative supplement to get that Vitamin D without having to expose long hours under the sunny sunshine. This promotes healthier bones for a happier and more active lifestyle.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Post Break: On Direct TV

I posted before about considering a cable package subscription as a a gift and cited particulars how it can be an ideal gift to give. Not all cases it's practical depending on the person's viewing habits but if it's for someone who's highly inclined to stay hooked on the television then it's the way to go. DIRECTV by DirectSatTV has great deals on direct satellite tv offers.

The government is pushing through dtv transition from analog to direct broadcast satellite to enable direct simulcast service for broadcasting purposes. Many countries are already in this system and others are also working on this transition.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Post Break: On Mesothelioma

What else could be the greatest gift we can have? I'd say the gift of health. Just like the saying "Health is Wealth", it is indeed true. You can live a happy and active life when you are fit and healthy.

There are certain factors that contribute to good health like lifestyle and surrounding or environment. Both can attribute to a healthier you or the other way around. There are some cases when an environment poses great threat on somebody else's health like those with concentration of contamination, pollution and harmful exposure to materials. One of which is asbestos which causes Mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma is a kind of disease which is caused by exposure to asbestos dust and fibers. If known right away and given prior care and treatments, surviving Mesothelioma is not impossible.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Daddy Keychain

It's father's day and what do you have for your dad? I always say it's the thought that counts and something even as small as a coin can even mean so much for someone. I suggest a personalized keychain with your photo will be a great gift for daddy. Not only that he'll get to see you even when he's out, you can always keep him company with you being right therein his pocket. It can be a good key organizer for his car key and all other keys. Meaningful and useful gift in one!

happy father's day to all dads out there!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gimme A Lappie

Expensive as it may be but admit it, laptop is a great gift. I can recommend this- most likely to couples or parents. Kids can have good learning experience with this gift. For couples who are working professionals it's very ideal to have one.

It doesn't need to be the the best brands of all or have the best specs. It can even be just a refurbished computer as long as the function suits the user. But if you find laptop as quite a pricey gift then what about a laptop bag? Something useful and can even be for all ages and gender, professional or students.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Neat and Organized

How about gifts for business inclined people like friends who own stores, galleries and boutiques? Most commercial places are people drawn making organization a little bit messy and disorganized. Crowd control is a must to these establishments to keep a neat and organized traffic flow both for buyers and workers. Isn't practical to give considerations on stanchions, velvet rope or barricades as gift suggestion for such purpose? Not everybody can think of such gift idea or suggestion.

I believe if you are close enough to the person who can make use of such things, it's a very clever idea to suggest it.


Friday, January 29, 2010

TV Gift Surprise

If you have been reading my previous 2 posts about Direct TV Offers and Direct TV Specials and how useful and practical it can be as a gift, I am glad to come across more promotions here in California through I found out more about the DVR usage and that alone can make FIL so happy about having it.

What made me feel better about the DVR promotions for Directtv specials? FIL being a bit forgetful sometimes tend to miss out on his shows and programs and also loves to watch movies. Through the recording capabilities, he can watch his news which he really thinks is very important to see everyday and then have his other programs recorded. This way he's not missing on other shows or it can even work for MIL's benefits since she has some program specifics too. They both can have the chance to see their shows on their convenient time. I can really say that this Directv specials is just perfect gift for them. They are both staying at home all the time and just goes out if needed. Most of their time is spent watching the big tube. This might not work for all as a gift so just see if this kind of gift will fit the person you intend to give it to.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Watch and Give, Gift Advantage

My previous post was about a Direct TV subscription package as a gift and this post is just to give a follow up about the previous post. Here are good points to consider with this kind of offer:

  • High Definition - great for watching!
  • Comes with Digital Video Recorder - for people who loves to watch and always out and about, they still can see their favorite shows by simply recording it and watching it whenever time permits them to
  • Global International Channels - mother and father in law are from 2 different countries so they love to see their own local news and other local programs their respective countries have, this is good for them
  • Sports & Local Channels - great for sports enthusiasts and those who channel surf through the local channels, local news are very important!
  • Premium Movie Channels - Why rent if you can have it free and more selective choices through TV? more economical choice!
Now, don't you think all these can justify having Satellite Directv / DirectTV for a very nice and practical gift?


Monday, January 11, 2010

Watch And Give

Nowadays it's hard to get the right gift for someone most especially family members whom you are with all the time. Either they have all the things they need or what they want is very expensive for you. But looking online for some practical and useful gifts intended for household use can be worth doing just like this Direct TV package. I don't know if this will work with everybody but like my father-in-law who just loves to watch TV so much or movies thi can be a good gift for him. He can save from his monthly dvd movie rentals and just watch all he wants all day and night long. Another bonus that comes with it is the directv Visa $100 prepaid card that comes along with the package. I know it's like you cheated on giving a gift like this, it's not you paying for the monthly but at least giving this option for them to switch to can further save bucks from their usual bill. The gift is still a winner for me. Consider the $100 gift as your money value gift for them. If you think this can be very useful for them then why not? I can see great sense with this gift for him because soon they (father-in-law & the rest) will move out from our place and Direct TV in CA can still provide continued service for them.

Check out the videos we found on YouTube about gifts!
More stuff to read!
Blogs of the Month
Posts of the Month

Cool Ways To Earn Money

Blog Archive