Friday, February 27, 2009

March is "National Use Your Gift Card Month"

Today, Americans are sitting on billions of dollars that may never be spent! Yes, hidden billions squirreled away in dresser drawers, wallets and envelopes that were given to loved ones to buy their most dreamed of gifts.

$7.5 billion - that is the amount retailers estimate was spent on gift cards during the past two holiday seasons that will never be redeemed because of loss, expiration or business closures.

That is why is announcing March as "National Use Your Gift Card Month".

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So go through your drawers and join us spending gifts that already have been paid for. Buy a cd or a movie, plan a date night to your favorite restaurant or go get some of the latest spring fashions.

You'll be glad you did.

The Gift Guy
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tips on What to Write in a Valentine's Card

Stumped for what to write in your Valentine's card?

Well I ran across this page that offers advice on what to say to your sweetheart.

Now you can write the perfect Valentine's Day card every time whether they are a crush, new relationship or if you have been married for years.
Here is a link:

Just thought I would pass it along.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine Flowers - What Does Fresh from the Grower Mean?

Valentine's Day is one of the biggest flower shipping days of the year and many people often wait unitl the last minute to place their Valentine roses or flowers.

When you order your Valentine flowers you might notice two options:
1. Deliveried from the florist
2. Fresh from the Grower

This can be a bit confusing for the person who wants to just order flowers. Here is what to expect from these options.

Valentine's Flowers From the Florist
This means someone is going to arrange the flowers near you location and deliver them all set up and ready to be displayed. This is what you want for an office or a delivery to a loved one.

Valentine's Flowers Direct from the Grower
In most cases, these flowers and roses are cut, prepped and vacuum packed at the growers location and shipped. The benefit is that they tend to be a little fresher and last longer than flowers from the florist.

The down side of Direct from the Grower Valentine's Day Roses or floral arrangements is that the person receiving them need to unpack them and set them up. may not be the best way to go for an office delivery.

However, these tend to be priced less than florist flowers and if you plan on delivering the flowers in person - this is a great way to purchase flowers! Send them to yourself, set them up in a nice vase and hand deliver to your sweetheart.

Now you can order flowers knowing that what type of Valentine's Day Roses or Flowers you need to order to make sure your sweetheart is swept off their feet.

The Gift Guy
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Valentine's Gift Shipping Cut Offs for Flowers, Jewelry, Chocolates and More

Valentine's Day is just a few days away, you can still find great gifts and great values online but you need to act soon to make sure your Valentine gets their gift.

Great news you can order flowers until Friday on most sites and on a few sites you can order early Saturday morning. We still suggest ordering by Friday afternoon.

A lot of jewelry companies offer Free Shipping with purchase, but know that most Free Shipping cut off are today, Wednesday, Feb. 11th by noon or 2 pm.
The last ship date for most online Jewelry stores is Thursday, Feb. 12th by noon or 2 pm.

Chocolates, Cookies and Gift Baskets
For two day shipping order by early afternoon today, overnight express shipping order by early afternoon Thursday.

The basic rules of thumb is you want your Valentine's gift to arrive on Friday the 13th, so for 2 shipping order today and for overnight order tomorrow. Remember to check the site for exact cut off dates.

Find popular merchant Valentine shipping cut off times here.
Find Valentine's Gift coupons here and saving a little cash.

The Gift Guy
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Last of our Valentine's Jewelry Favorites

We're back for day three of three of our favorite Valentine's Day jewelry. These are gifts women will love and you can purchase at a great price.

You can still order and receive them in time for Valentine's Day, most order need to be in by noon on Feb. 11th but don't delay because supplies are limited and February 14th is hours away!

7 1/2 Carat Blue Topaz, Sapphire and Black Diamond 10K White Gold Earrings

Blue topaz gems with the deep shades of sapphire and black diamond accent stones, these lovely white gold accessories will enhance your look with a hint of elegance, whatever the occasion.

14K White and Pink Gold Diamond Heart Necklace

A delicately crafted white gold chain ends in a graceful dangle heart pendant, crafted in pink gold and studded with dazzling diamonds.

The Gift Guy
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Monday, February 09, 2009

Favorite Valentine's Day Jewelry - Take Two

We're back for day two of three of our favorite Valentine's Day jewelry. Gifts women will love. Check out these two jewelry items.

You can still order and receive them in time for Valentine's Day, but don't delay because supplies are limited and February 14th is Saturday!

3 3/8 Carat Amethyst and Diamond 14K White Gold Pendant w/Chain

Rich amethysts and twinkling diamonds adornt his lovely pendant which is crafted in lustrous white gold and suspended on a chain.

10K Yellow Gold White Crystal Bangle

Sparkling white crystals adorn this beautiful, polished 10K yellow gold bangle..
More Valentine's Day jewelry tomorrow.

The Gift Guy
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Martha's Favorite Valentine's Day Roses

So what is Martha Stewart sending on Valentine's Day? We would love to see what she is sending loved ones this year, but since we can't see her private order we checked out her web site.

The Martha Stewart collection at 1-800-Flowers offers a great assortment of wonderful flowers and roses and these are some of our favorite Valentine's flowers.

Martha Stewart Classic Red Rose Bouquet - 1 Dozen

Beautiful Red Roses in a beautiful vase.

Martha Stewart Petite Valentine's Bouquet

A beautiful mix of roses and colorful red flowers.

Martha Stewart Mixed Rose Bouquet

A mix of red and pink roses in a wonderful vase.

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Our Favorite Valentines Jewelry

Over the next few days we will be highlighting two of our favorite Valentine's Day jewelry designs each day.

What is best is that you can still order and receive them in time for Valentine's Day, but don't delay to long as February 14th is Saturday.

1/2 Carat Black and White Diamond 14K White Gold Hoop Earrings

These hoop earrings are stunning and are sure to add sparkle to any Valentine!

2 Carat Ruby and Diamond 14K White Gold Heart Pendant w/Chain

This a a colorful and brillant pendant and a beautiful piece of jewelry.
More Valentine's Day jewelry tomorrow.

The Gift Guy
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sweet Wine Gifts for you Valentine Sweet Heart

Just wanted to share a few wine gifts that are perfect for Valentine's Day.
Here are some of our favorites.

Sofia Blanc de Blanc & Love Gift Box
- Gift Under $30
A unique blend of Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat, Sofia Blanc de Blancs is a delicate sparkling wine perfect for any celebration. It offers sophisticated flavors, seductive aromas, and light effervescence — all packaged with striking, feminine flair.
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Warres Otima Port & Godiva Chocolates - Gift Under $40
Is there a better combination than tawny Port and chocolate? From the renowned Port house Warres, Otima is a 10 year tawny Port made in a lighter, more contemporary style. Beautifully packaged for Valentine's Day in our gift box designed with cascading hearts, this Port is exceptional when paired with Godiva's 8-piece ballotin of assorted creamy milk, white and dark chocolates. Found at
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Or get a unique personalized bottle of wine or champagne that says Be Mine or other options.

We found this one at Personal Creations and now you can get
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We hope these help warm your holiday.
The Gift Guy
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Things Remembered - Top 10 Valentine's Day Gifts Reviewed

Things Remembered came out with it's Top 10 Valentine Gifts. While we liked some of the gift ideas, we found others just didn't cut it this year.

1. Crystal Heart Bracelet
Sweet, cute and women will wear and enjoy it.

2. Leather Money Gifts
We are money clip fans, so this goes on our good gift list.

3. CZ Swing Necklace
Nice, simple, classy and sweet. Thumbs ups.

4. Urban Double Dog Tags
Unique, but just now what we would expect for Valentine's Day.

5. Love Water Globe
Great for daughters but too bubble gum for the woman you love.

6. Black Leather Flask
A great groomsman's gift, but for V-Day we say, thumbs down.

7. Love Float Frame & 8. Crystal Love Frame
Sweet, classic and add a sweet photo.

9. Memento Pocket Watch
Unless he wants one, pass.

10. In My Heart Pink Bracelet
A gift we found right for a daughter but not your wife.

Overall their Top 10 Personalized Valentine's Day Gifts were good, but you know what is even better?

The Gift Guy.

Monday, February 02, 2009

A Novel Valentine's Gift, Really! Personalized Romantic Novels

Does your wife or girlfriend enjoy reading and loves romantic novels?

Well what if you were able to give her a unique gift of romance that included placing her in the middle of all the action? She might think it was the sweetest gift ever.

The good news is that you don't have to write your own romance novel to give it as a gift this Valentine's Day. Books by You has personalized novels for a variety of readers including those who like romantic books.

Here are some our favorite Romantic Novels for Valentine's Day.
1. Vampire Kisses
2. Pirates of Desire
3. Medieval Passion

And there are more including Racing Hearts which is a NASCAR inspired story, a Western love story and more.

This year do something different, unique and fun; get her a personalized romantic novel for Valentine's Day. You won't be sorry.

The Gift Guy
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