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Gift Ideas for Him and Where to Find Them

Posted by Fri, Jun 24, 2016 @ 03:38 PM


Birthdays, Christmas, Father's Day...these are the days which can be excruciatingly difficult for those of us who are clueless on the perfect gift for "him". You know who I'm talking about....that important guy or guys in your life.  

The only guy in my life I don't have to melt my brain creatively in the gift department is my dad. Without fail, he is most delighted with sweaters and sweatshirts. He loves receiving these from me to the point where someone compliments him on any sweater, he will say "Kelly bought it for me" when in fact, it's possible one of my other siblings did. After a few incidents they have left the sweater purchasing to me. Gifts for my dad? Done and Done. Everyone else? Oh, the agony. But never fear, I've compiled a list of gift ideas to make your next gift for him a little bit easier! 


Finding the right gift can be hard to find and if you google "gifts for him" your search is far from over! Is your gift for the great outdoorsman? Sports enthusiast? Geek? So many searches, so little time therefore let's start with a winning list with something for everyone! Dads, brothers, husbands and friends. I love's Top 100 Best Gifts for Men because it's there's a great range in price, lifestyle, age. After scanning the list I was surprised to find quite a few items that I would purchase for the guys in my life! My top three items were the The Official John Wayne Way to Grill (for the foodie); Pyle SoundBox Splash Waterproof Portable Speaker (for the music lover); and the Vivere Double Space Hammock (for the outdoorsman). Great variety and price points for a variety of lifestyles all in one list. BOOM. DONE.
Let's say DIY is your style! I know it's mine and the very first thing I do is look at my favorite pinterest boards. Sometimes going to the place with a billion pins is overwhelming therefore take a short cut to  The Art of Manliness list of DIY projects is overflowing with great ideas which you can DIY or give to him as a gift to do! I especially love the altoid tin survival kits and all the ways you can personalize it and the best beef jerky in the world because...beef jerky and I want to make it for myself post-haste! 
My three kiddos always want to take part in gifts for dad! Every once in awhile we carve out a large block of time to work on a special gift! One of our favorites is painting ceramic bowls. Breakfast time is always bonding time with dad so cereal bowls have been a big hit!
Not feeling the painting? Try one of these Kid Friendly DIY Gift Ideas from! From cute candy cards to pretty cool bicycle brake clocks there is something for everyone. I can't say my favorite on this list because it's bound to be a birthday gift pretty soon! 
Of course I'm going to mention Gillespie Florists! Flowers do not seem to be synonymous with gifts for him but have you seen what we can do? Planters or flowers for the home, office, and man cave in fun containers like jeeps, Ford trucks, sports balls and even grills! Snack baskets, gourment food baskets, stones for the garden. Send a "Just Because" surprise bouquet, just because. The kids can join in the fun, walk the red carpet and select flowers for the important guys in their life! 
Let's bring it back home. I've shared some of my favorite "For Him" lists with you as well as ideas I've personally used! These ideas serve as starting points to get you going in the right direction for the perfect gift for him. Online, hand delivered, DIY, whatever your style; as long as the gift is thoughtful and from the heart, it is sure to be a hit with him.  Happy Gifting!
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Care Packages for Back to School and Beyond

Posted by Sun, Aug 09, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

KellySnyder_CreativeServices"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
- Mark Twain

Getting started during the fall could mean going to college, beginning a first job and/or moving out on your own. Regardless, there is always change abound in the autumn months and a great time to start making plans to send best wishes and thoughtful care packages to travelers of the brave new world of college and life.

Have a young bird leaving the nest this year? Here are a handful of care package ideas for sending throughout the year to let them know they aren't far from your mind at any time. Thoughtful, functional, and sweet; these packages are sure to be a hit!


toiletries1. Hygiene on Hiatus?

Doesn't matter whether one is going for their first apartment, long time resident hall occupant, headed out of town for a few months; this package is full of forget-me-nots which might have been overlooked. Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, razors, favorite body lotion, loofah, roll-on perfume, etc. Perfect for travel and reminder that mom and dad are always looking out for their travelers. 



coldflue2. Under The Weather Watch

Oh yes there's many a "Get Well Soon" gift basket to send but what about the mornings they wake up and discover they are bedridden from a catastrophic cold? "Can't. leave. the. room. Send. for. backup. Call. my. mom." States away or just a trip down the block; You had the foresight of this occasion and helped your pride and joy during times of ailment by sending a "Sniffles" package before they needed it! Prepare for cold and flu with comforts of home in the form of cough drops, herbal tea, tissue pocket packs, a fun mug, chicken soup and more.  



Screen_Shot_2015-08-08_at_5.02.46_PM3. Snack Attack!

You remember those days. Late night cram sessions for tests; finishing up art projects at 3.a.m. and the kitchen doesn't open for another 3 hours! All we need is alittle more sustanance and we can push through till dawn but don't want to leave our room. In the greatest hour of need, wouldn't it be great to have snacks on hand? Crackers, cookies, popcorn, pretzels, and the like are a prime pick for college bound people everywhere. Just think, your thoughtfulness and experience in the matter has saved the day. So go ahead and take credit for that successful test score; you helped them earn it.


SlothCard-014. Go Ahead, It's on Me!

First job, first apartment, first or last year at college, it's tough starting out on your own, remember? What better way to say "I love you; I empathsize with your situation" than with an all access gift card to anywhere! Need a break from countless hours studying for finals? Go to the movies! Is there a new knick knack or paint marker you want to have just because? Go get it! Relax, get that fancy flavored coffee topped off with whipped cream. Sky's the limit..or whatever amount was put on the gift card. Don't forget to dress up this thoughtful gift with candy kisses, huggable plush or in my case, a fresh set of gel pens. 



22-0010b5. It's a Jolly Holiday with this Gift

Not going home for the holidays? Need extra love and attention in your new domicile or office? Send an ornament display tree at the beginning of the school year family photos attached to clips. As the year progresses add a few special holiday treats to your care packages such as spooky decor for Halloween, small ornaments and candy for Christmas; Sweetheart surprises for Valentine's Day; the possibilities are endless and you can find all sorts of gift goodies at our shop!



planter6. A Breath of Fresh Air, Literally

Last but not least, I'll throw in a planter as a suggestion. "A plant? That's not a package...besides, they can barely care for themselves!" True, but they will keep you company in your cubicle, apartment, dorm room, bedroom, etc. A bit of life and greenery while adding fresh clean oxygen into the dungeon of dirty socks and laundry bags on the brink of explosion. Another great green option is our terrariums, see our collection here! Stylish containers and plant design will dress up any room. Speaking of containers; there's another area where you can add a touch of creativity. Make your own; paint one up; you get the idea.


That's it, in a super-sized care-package worthy nutshell. There are so many fabulous ways we can send our love creatively. And it's not as much about what's in the package as much as it is what is in the message you are sending. The message of thoughtfulness, love, and having your young adult's back as they start out in college, the professional world, or on their own. Autumn is an exciting time of year. Let's get started with sending some love!

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