Gift ideas

It’s Friday and also your girlfriend’s birthday today and you are planning to surprise her today evening by gifting her gold ring she has been eyeing on at jewelers shop for a few weeks now. You leave office sharp at 5.30 pm.

You skillfully navigate your car through noisy city traffic and oblivious pedestrians for an hour to reach the place. You are almost flashing the victorious grin when you find the critical and most valuable real estate in the world – The parking spot.

You pay for parking ticket after fumbling through wallet in a hurry to find the change, and almost lost some money when you dropped your wallet. You make run towards the shop through the place crowded with so many people, noisy and sweaty.

You suddenly drop dead in your tracks with a shock and disappointment on face. Looking aghast at the shut gate of the shop you wanted to go to. Let me tell you buddy, the guilt of not been able to buy the gift is not the only concern here; you are more caught up in thinking about the sad look on your girlfriend’s face when you will meet her later.

Traditional (mall-to-mall) shopping for gifts is more often exhausting – physically, mentally and frankly even financially. Not to mention the challenges of finding perfect gift, never-ending payment queues, swimming in sea of people around and worse, looking for items which are running out-of-stock.


Thankfully, this digital age has done a few more good than we sometimes credit it for. Believe me when I say, online gift shopping is as easy as buttering the bread, even for my digitally challenged buddies. It has more perks than we ever thought possible. To tell you, here are a few,

1) It is a 24/7 open mall. It opens the door to ‘the shop that never sleeps’. A perfect blessing for the time crunched world we live in. You can shop at your convenience

2) Imagine a palace full of gifts at your service, with variety that is just so overwhelming. There is just no dearth of the number of online you can find online to choose from. Well you know what they say – ‘More, the Merrier’.

3) You find it first. The latest rage, the trend abroad or ‘the item’ to gift appears online first. You don’t want to miss out on the new and unique things to gift someone.

4) No more crowded and screaming places under the scorching sun. Ladies, save on the sun-tan; Shop for gifts online for your loved ones in the serene calmness of your luxurious room. Plus you also save effort and your hard-earned money on car parking.

5) Online is a great place to compare gifts. You can find more value for money than your local gift store.

6) Benefit from online discounts on gifts or hamper when you search gifts from online. Many online shops feature discount offers on combo gifts which we miss out asking for in a store.

7) No worries on forgetting birthdays or anniversaries. Online gifts can be swift for prompt order deliveries, with some sites prompting for preferred time, let alone the date of delivery.

8) A great place to have a tailor-made gift for you want to make for someone special. You have lot of online gift shops which provide you with personalized and even vintage items that becomes rare collectibles for cherished memories.

9) It is perfect for gifting your dear ones who live far in distant places or abroad. You can put a smile on someone’s face by sending something that will remind them of you ever. And the gift wrapping is a bonus.

10) Online shopping happens to be a big money saver, not just because you are able to find the better deal for the gift you want to buy, but even on other expenses you incur when you go out – eating out, traveling etc. Let’s admit, It does save us from burning a hole in the pocket.


All-in-all the online gifting promises to be a much more exhilarating experience not to mention stress-free and pocket-friendly. As I read somewhere– ‘The manner of giving is worth more than the gift’.

Tips for buying an engagement ring

Tips for buying an engagement ring

If you are thinking about getting married with the person you love, maybe you have thought about buying engagement rings to formalize the commitment that exists between the two. For many people this purchase represents a heavy expense before the wedding.

Tips for buying an engagement ring

Here are some suggestions so that your finances are not affected if you are thinking of proposing a marriage soon:

  • Consider how much you can spend. Consider how much you can invest in the ring taking into account the financial commitments you already have, as well as the budget you have set aside for this purpose. Visit different establishments until you find something that suits your budget.
  • Take advantage of the months without interest. There are many jewelries that launch promotions to months without interest at different times of the year, you can use your credit card and thus make smaller payments instead of having to pay a very strong amount in a single exhibition.
  • Save. If you are thinking of doing it within six months or more you can assign a monthly fee until you get the amount you want. Save now so that when the time comes to buy it you have the amount you had budgeted.
  • Get a credit. Among the options for acquiring an engagement ring, there is also that of credit. You can request a personal loan, and go paying the jewelry little by little. This can be a solution if you do not have much money at the moment, or if you have many expenses related to this stage of your life.
  • Look for a professional jewelry. Go to established places, and make sure that the jewelry you buy has its certificate of authenticity, as well as a ticket that lists the characteristics of the stone or diamond you are buying.
  • Visit pawnshops. These institutions, often, have jewels of this nature in very good condition, which their owners could not rescue. Therefore, it is a good idea to approach them to explore this possibility.
  • Protect your investment. Once you buy the ring, consider hiring some insurance to protect it in case of theft or loss, these services are available in the jewelry houses, and are usually accessible, even if the price of the ring is too high.

Remember that an engagement ring is an investment for life. Make a planned purchase according to your possibilities, especially do not rush and take your time before making a decision.

unforgettable going away party

Make an unforgettable going away party

Its also not the same party if you are making it for your poker buddy or your girlfriend, or perhaps for a close or distant member of family. Think twice what kind of party would they like, even if you don’t like doing it like they prefer. The most important thing if to get the party right and get going away gift or gifts something they might find useful on their destination.

Make sure the party is: special, sentimental and memorable. This party should help the person to remember the good old days. Here are some rules you must obey to make going away party and gifts they way they should be.

Photos, theme, food, drink

Try and find some photos of person with all of attendants. Try to put them in different places in the room/house or wherever you are holding a party. You can make some gigantic photos, or frame a dozen in one place. You can also make a slide show on walls if you got the means to do it. Remember to contact guest for pictures. You are not the only one with camera. You can also make one of going away gifts a photo album where every guest will bring a few photos.

unforgettable going away party

Like any other party, you can have a theme. If a person going away likes Star Wars, rock music, certain part of history or certain part of science, you can use that to make him/her feel even more special. Just don’t make a mistake and call other people who know what’s a person’s special interest if you aren’t too sure.

Make a food simple, connected to theme if possible. It should be as tiny as possible to allow people taking it in hands of small plates with no forks and spoons. Finger food and some cheese will do the trick. Steak might be exactly the opposite and wrong.

OK, now lets talk alcohol…I mean drink, what am I thinking. You don’t want people to get too drunk, so it remains a memorable party without police :). Wine and beer or some other low alcohol drink will be much better choice than tequila or whiskey. You don’t want person going away to remember this party by some drunk friend throwing his guts out and talking or doing some nasty stuff.

Going away gifts

As we already mentioned, you must have some kind of going away presents. They can be individual or you can all collect some money and buy something expensive. Or you can do both. Personal going away gift can be a book, a CD, or some sweets a person really enjoys.

And don’t make dramatic speeches this is not the way anyone wants to remember their friends by. If you must make a speech, make sure it is humorous and doesn’t feel the person too nostalgic. After all party is all about fun, not your speech.

Birthday Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

Top 5 Birthday Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

Mostly, men are not open and emotional as women are, but they surely couldn’t resist to give you a kiss and a hug for your well-though gift, and they time and effort spent. He will appreciate it, that’s for sure.

Some of the ideas:

Something casually romantic.

Being creative and thoughtful about a perfect gift for someone is definitely better than something extremely expensive. If your boyfriend occasionally gives you flowers, why not return the favor? Give him a fancy vase of roses, white or red, you’ll be the only girl in his life who gave him flowers. It’s gonna be lovely and extremely cute, yet original and special.

Of course there is something more simple to do. Simple birthday party, cook his favourite food, bake awesome cake, invite friends over. He’ll surely love it, make it a surprise.

Maybe some kind of love notes, especially if you’re dating for a while and feel like it’s turning too serious. This will appear as cute, as you’re in fresh, young love. Leave the notes all over the place during the way where he’s gonna find them. Little similing during the day, thinking of your loved one just sounds irresistible.

Something he desires.

If there is some kind of gadget, phone, music player, headset or any other thing he wants, and you can afford to buy it, do it. He’s gonna love it, you can’t miss with that since it’s something he wants.

Something naughty.

 A new boxers, with special fabric is a funny, yet intimate gift is definitely gonna remind him of your intimate times spent together.

Something traditional

A gift baskets are always an option with any gift. You might wanna give him one with wine, some chocolates, movie and such which you two can use in spending evening together, and enjoy in it together.

If he’s a suit guy, get him a tie, a watch for a wrist or something that’s gonna fit his current suit. Staying fancy never brought any troubles.

Something saying „I love you“

If you’re insanely in love and want to express your feels, you can openly speak to him about it, or make a letter containing everything you want, each part of your feelings. If you’re not there yet, and you want to be, giving him a key to your house/apartment is definitely „I love you, let’s go to the next level“ thing.

Also, be careful not to push it too far if you don’t feel like it, or it’s not the time. What matters is how you two feel about each other, how comfortable you feel around your loved one. It’s really doesn’t matter how much you spend, it’s about your feelings, do what you think is right.

Valentine’s gift for your lesbian partner

Valentine’s gift for your lesbian partner

It’s already February? So, several more days and.. Valentines? Time flies so fast. The 14th of this month is day which reminds you of your love, your care and intimacy for each other. Your commitment. Same as with hetero couple; lesbians must not be any less appreciated or less worthy than anyone else. No matter how long have you been dating, Valentine’s present for loved one is expected! Oh, but you don’t have any ideas? Let’s make it unique instead of casual heart shaped candy, stuffed animals and similar. Let’s go for something unusual, something that will leave memories. Some ideas are provided here to help you.
Valentine’s gift

Jewellery. Not only chocolate industry should be making money on this day. If your partner, and she probably does, love jewellery then you’ll want give her a necklace or a bracelet which can hold more attachments and charms on it. Is it going to be something super expensive or just fancy, depends on your budget. Your loved one will understand. Through your time together you will surely gather some items that will hold memory. Make sure you hang it around the necklace/bracelet given, as it’s collector of your precious times.

Both emotional and physical caressing. Anybody in the right mind loves having free time for themself, doing what they want. You can make that for her, giving her a day off on this beautiful day. Go out for a nice dinner that you love based on common interests, have a romantic drink. Later, give her a massage, prepare her a lovely bath. Sounds better than box of candy huh?
Valentine’s gift for your lesbian

Make her wish come true. Everybody has material and emotional desires which are apparently not so easy to come true. Gather information from her family and friends, people who know her well. You yourself should also know what she always wanted and couldn’t make it happen.

Your caring is expressed by your actions and not presents, remember that. If you’re going for a material gift, make sure you also show love physically and emotionally. Be yourself and comfortable with what you’re doing, good luck!


Fantastic Gift Ideas for Your Best Friends

Our best friends hold a special part in our hearts and in our lives. They are the ones that know our deepest and most intimate secrets. They are the ones who hold our hands when we’re down and celebrate with us when we’re exultant. Best friends are rare finds and they deserve to have good best friend gifts. Shopping for gifts for your best friends can, at times, be exhilarating. It has to be something special but also not too extravagant. Your gift should have the perfect balance between something practical and also special. Aside from that, there are other things you have to consider like the budget you are working with and the personality of your best friend. If your best friend is celebrating her birthday soon and you need best friend gifts, here are some cute best friend gift ideas that truly express how much your best friend mean to you.

Customized bobbleheads are funny gifts for your best friend. These adorably cute things are not only unique best friend gifts but are also entertaining. You can find a supplier that customizes bobbleheads to their client’s liking. Have the bobblehead look like a mini version of your best friend and you have yourself one of the funniest best friend gifts. They can use the bobblehead as a car accessory, and it will remind them every day of the friendship shared between the two of you.

On your best friend’s birthday, give her a gift that spells love. Gifts say how much you love your best friend and nothing could be more special than personalized best friend gifts. When you give customized bobbleheads, there might be a chance you can introduce your best friend to a new item to collect. If you have great attention to detail, there is minimal chance that the bobblehead you will get will have a copy in the market. It is the details that make customized bobbleheads one of the cutest gifts for best friends and separate it from common bobbleheads for sale in the malls. A meticulously personalized bobblehead shows that you truly know your best friend. There are a lot of customizable designs for bobbleheads so you will never run out of options. Bobbleheads are great best friend gifts for Christmas too. Actually, they are great best friend gifts for any special occasion in your best friend’s life.

There are also other gift ideas for best friend when you want to give something else aside from a bobblehead. Best friend shirts are an example. The thought of having matching shirt designs in your favorite color is very exciting. Your best friend will certainly be delighted to wear this shirt. Alternately, you can give matching necklaces or bracelets with your initials as best friend gifts. You can also give a friendship ring.  This special ideas for best friend gifts need not be expensive. You can look for jewelries made out of indigenous materials that don’t cost an arm and leg.  With this kind of gift, your only limit is your creativity.

Another best friend gift ideas are scrapbooks. You can make this like an album that will be the remembrance of the years you spent together. Scrapbooking brings out the inner artist in you. You can compile the photos and clippings and whatever memorabilia you have acquired through the years in a scrapbook. This will be the ultimate gift you can give your best friend on her birthday. Sure, it will take some time to make but if you plan ahead and start early, you can certainly make a nice scrapbook. You can also include a CD of your best friend’s favorite songs or movies as a bonus gift.

There are certain people we hold dear in our hearts and our best friends surely join the shortlist. They deserve nothing but the finest best friend gifts on their birthday.