Creating the Right Image with Your Corporate Gift Basket

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Corporate gift baskets can make a real statement about your business organization. If you want to create a lasting impression or image with a new client you can do so with the right items in your corporate gift basket. Maybe you simply want to thank that star employee. Well, you can do so with a well thought out gift basket. This article will outline some great ideas to add to your next corporate gift basket creation.

If you want to assemble a gift basket yourself then you will need to do some research to find out what items make the right impression for your corporation. Unlike most other types of gift baskets a corporate gift basket often takes on a different image. You may be trying to impress a client or add some perks to your staff.

You should first decide if your gift basket will be based on the theme of your company. Of course, this is not always appropriate for many corporations, but if it does seem fitting you can add items that your corporation produced.

The most popular types of corporate gift baskets are usually wine and cheese gift baskets. There are many online companies that will ship these gift baskets to a prospective client or employee for you. Most are a bit expensive, but usually the quality is outstanding. One twist you could add to this gift basket idea might be to have bottles of wine that are the same age as your corporation. You could also get some custom labels for the cheese wrappers that promote your corporate logo or name.

You may want to contact some other companies to get recommendations of companies that they have used to create their corporate gift baskets. If this is not possible you can find plenty of information for a corporate gift basket [] online. …

Dating Advice For Men – Why Women Are Not on Your Team

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A lot of bad dating advice for men stems from the idea that "Honesty is the best policy."

To be fair, that maxim's absolutely true for many forms of human interaction. After all, just imagine any human activity that requires teamwork … and picture the result if the team members intentally misled each other. The result would be chaos and almost certain failure.

Imagine a quarterback calling one play inside the huddle and then doing something totally different when the ball was snapped. That would hardly be a winning strategy.

Or imagine a corporation where the Finance, Production, and Marketing guys all lied to each other about what they'd done, what they're doing now, and what they planned to be doing next. The result would be chaos, and soon enough those guys would all be in line at the Unemployment Office.

Guys understand the "honesty and teamwork" concept because we were raised to practice it.

But that's only one side of the coin. When interacting with the other team, honesty is not the best policy.

How well would a football team do if – right before taking the snap – the quarterback truthfully announced to the opposing players on the other side of the ball what the play was going to be?

And so you're honest with your teammates but you'll use every (legal) trick in the book to fool the other team. You'll keep your strategies secret, you'll change tactics frequently, you'll fake hand-offs, and you'll do any and every other devious thing under the rules. And you'll wear a "game face" … in hopes of gaining a tactical advantage.

You'll be an idiot not to, since the other team will also be doing every devious thing possible to gain the upper hand over your team.

But – here's the important thing – you and the opposition team will not feel even a twinge of guilt for doing these things, since that's the way the game is played.

What most guys do not realize is that women are not on the same team.

We interact with the opposite sex as if they're on the same team that we are. And so we tend to be much too honest, forthright and direct when courting them.

Bad move! They're the other team. And they know it. That's why women will trick us whenever we allow them to get away with it. And they'll have no qualms about doing it.

Most guys have not figured that out, and women are not about to enlighten us, either. After all, would you mention to the opposing quarterback in a championship game that you can hear him calling the plays in the huddle because he's talking a bit too loudly?

Nope, you'd listen in and gain the upper hand as a result. If it's incompetent enough to hand you a gift on a platter, you're going to take advantage of it! It's his own fault.

Women look at us the same way: If we're gullible …

Unique Gifts Online

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Many of us look for gift items that are one of a kind, unusual, and not just ordinary – something special. Thanks to technology, we can also find unique fits online.

Some online gift stores allow you to design your own gift baskets and paper greeting cards and postcards from your computer. Some feature weather instruments like barometers, weathervanes, and thermometers. Others emphasize nautical items like ship wheels, tide clocks, and telescopes. There are also hand-painted or handcrafted home décor items and handmade sweets and candies.

Products of modern technology continue to amaze us with their unique special features. If you're looking for unique gift ideas for men, you can choose from these new items like a massage chair with built-in speakers and subwoofer; a rechargeable shaver that shaves at 13,000 strokes per minute and cleans and dries itself in its own plug-in charging stand; a portable GPS that fits in any vehicle and provides verbal instructions to your destination; a rechargeable digital photo frame that displays pictures with slide show options directly from your camera's memory card; Egypt a silent and efficient watch winder.

If you're looking for a unique present for her, you have a lot of choices like an automatic soap and lotion dispenser, an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner and tarnish remover, a floor-washing robot that cleans all floor types and dries by itself, a Natural curve neck-support pillow, a brewer with push-button speed that brews a variety of café drinks, a shiatsu massage bed rest with a built-in LED reading light, or a silent air purifier with ultraviolet germicidal protection and ozone-guard.

If you're looking for a gift for a child, some choices are a portable and flexible forty-nine-key electronic keyboard that sounds like a real piano and 100 more musical instruments, a laser baseball with advanced circuitry, or a motion-activated , remote-controlled cat exerciser with auto-sensor.

There are more choices in store for you over the Internet. Browsing the web will acquaint you of different kinds of gifts that will widen your range of choices and enable you to come up with unique gift ideas and the exact kind of gift that you really want for your loved ones. …

Wedding Gifts To Give Them A Break

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The tradition of giving gifts for him and her at a wedding has been around for years. Typically gifts were household items that newlyweds would need in their new home such as toasters, napkin rings, and cutlery and wine glasses. Unfortunately for wedding guests most couples who are getting wed already live together and have all the utensils and other items that they could possibly need, making the task of choosing a suitable gift that much more difficult. The high street is awash with traditional wedding gifts but let's be honest the majority of the guests will be presenting these boring and predictable gifts for him and her and the last thing you want to do is duplicate them.

The next time you are invited to a wedding, drop the high street and go for the easier and more modern option of shopping online. It is easier, faster and cheaper than heading to the high street and you will have tons more to choose from, reducing the chances of duplicate gifts.

As weddings take months of mass organization and a lot of energy you can be sure that the couple are in need of some relaxation before their big day. Why not treat them both to an experience day package at the spa. They can choose from a list of massages and beauty treatments for him and her and in between sessions can lounge about in the hot tub and pool, sipping on champagne and chatting about their big day.

Perhaps the groom to be is not taken with the pampering idea and would prefer a less feminine break from it all. Why not treat them to a west end package in the trendy city of London? They can take in the delightful surroundings by day and by night they will attend a west end show followed by a fabulous three course meal at a top London restaurant. You can even expand this package to include a river cruise including lunch on the Thames so that they can view all the sights in complete comfort and style. This is also the perfect opportunity to pick up some holiday clothing on fashionable Oxford St before they are consumed in the rush of the big day itself.

If they are adrenaline seekers then take them away from tedious tasks such as flower arrangements and seating plans with the gift of a tandem sky dive. Start married life as they mean to go on with a giant leap from a plane over one thousand feet high in the sky where they will be strapped together and will experience the thrill simultaniously as one. After a sixty second freefall they will open their parachute and glide down to earth taking in magnificent views along the way.

So why not be different from the rest with gifts for him and her that they can use before their wedding to relax and unwind. They will appreciate the fact that you have thought of their workload and …

Celebrate Your Love With Unique Wedding Flavors

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For many centuries wedding favors have been a part of wedding ceremonies. The earliest are sugar cubes and candy wrap with boxes fashioned with crystal, porcelain, or gold and often coated with precious stones. They are actually gifts given by European upper classes, who had a wealth to provide gifts to their guests. Today, these traditions are almost taken for granted. It's just appreciated as a thank you gift given to guest at the end of the wedding. It should not be appreciated just as gifts given to guests but rather a gesture of gratitude for sharing in the bridgeroom couples life together.

And because your wedding is clearly the most special day of your life, it is just right to keep everything perfect and selecting a wedding favors can contribute to it. But the options for choosing the right and unique wedding favors are unlimited. Nowadays it is bound with one's culture and cost. But is not it amazing that someone will remember your wedding with so much fondness because of giving them the most unique favors there is, regardless the cost.

You can choose from a variety of unique wedding favors. A vineyard collection wine toll favors or a vineyard collection corkscrew and stopper sets will be perfect for a vineyard or a farm wedding, a seashell key chain favors, a shell design wine stopper favors or a starfish design favor saver bookmark for that gorgeous beach wedding. You can also choose an angel design wine stopper, a blue cross design favor saver key chain, a golf towel and quilted pouch set, a heart accented key bottle opener favors, peace love and happiness collection, a rubber duck key chain favors and so much more. The options really are unlimited. After all, it's not just a gift. It's a way of showing guests that they're appreciated. …

Necklace Buying Guide

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Are you looking for some easy tips to help you or your loved ones in buying the perfect necklace? Just like with anything that you can buy, necklaces come in a variety of designs and types. You can choose, for instance, pear strands, diamond necklaces, pendant necklaces or gemstones. As a matter of fact, you can go for the right necklace based on your style. Read on to know more.

Pendant Necklaces

As far as the popularity goes, pendant necklaces are on the list of most popular products in this category. Often, they are sold without the chain. However, at some stores, you can find pendants that come with the chain. As far as buying pendants is concerned, you can find them in different styles, shapes or colors. For instance, you can buy diamond solitaires, whimsical motifs, cross and so on. If you don’t know the difference between a necklace and a pendant, know that the pendants allow you to remove the chain, but necklaces don’t. So, make sure you know the difference prior to buying the right product.

Pearl Strands

Pearl strands are on the list of favorite necklaces for some people. They are available in different colors, lengths, sizes, shapes and prices. Therefore, you can choose from a whole host of products based on your style and taste.

A pearl one can be a choker-style of 16-inch or an opera style of 32-inch. You can put these on for a stylized look. They can be wrapped or layered around the neck. It’s important to keep in mind that pearls can be baroque or round. Aside from this, they can be oblong or textured shape as well. And the great news is that you can find them in different colors like grey, pink or white, just to name a few. So, you are not bound to buy a specific one.


You can choose from a variety of designs, styles and shapes when buying one. For instance, you can buy a gemstone, diamond, or a simple chain.

Tips for Buying a Necklace as a Gift

If you are interested in purchasing a necklace as a gift, you may find the following tips immensely helpful. Read on.

Check out the jewelry box owned by the person that you are going to buy the gift for. If they have a strand of pearls, know that they may not be interested in another strand. As a matter of fact, they are timeless gifts that don’t go out of style.

Fashion style

Another that you need to consider is the fashion style of theirs. For instance, if they like colors, we suggest that you opt for a good statement gemstone necklace. On the other hand, if they like classic and simple look, you may want to check out a heart pendant or timeless diamond.

So, if you have been looking to buy a quality necklace for your friend or loved one as a gift, we suggest that you follow these tips and you …

Gift Registry Tips

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Yes a gift registry makes it a lot easier for you. You do not need to worry about getting three ice buckets (which I got by the way), you can be sure you'll get what you want (or at least 80%) and that most of the gifts go together. The other side of it, of course, is that it makes it easier for the guests. Trying to think of an original wedding gift without any clues is really hard. So bear that in mind as we go through the following tips on getting your wedding gift registry just right.


Only use a competent of stores. It's easier to coordinate between them, avoiding duplication of gifts. Make sure you choose things that are available, and you let the guests know which stores they are, and where they can find the list. I would choose one big department store and a couple of more specialty stores.

It's worth investigating things like return policies at the stores you choose as you are bound to get a few duplicates.


As soon as you announce your wedding it's a good idea to set up a short list in one store. Close friends and relatives may want to buy you something as soon as they hear the good news. Another thing to bear in mind, is that you'll want to get the lists out at least a month before any engagement parties or wedding showers.

In terms of the big day, a six month window will help you and your guests a lot. You can update and add to the list as you get closer to the day, and the guests have plenty of time to choose their gift. One thing to look out for though, is that you do not want anything discontinued, so make sure you review the lists every week or two.

The Gifts

The more gifts you list, the more likely people are to find one they like. So start with a "core" list, and add items as your plans for the weeding and your life together unfold. The more gifts on that list, the more likely you are to get some you like!

Do not be narrow when it comes to list gifts – yes there are the traditional items like kitchenware, appliances, linens, dinner sets etc., but it's worth putting some unusual things on the list too. Computer accessories, DVDs that you both like are a couple of ideas. This will also give a wider price range for those that can not (or will not!) Spend a lot.

The internet is the best tool here of course, with most stores having gift registries online. …

Butterfly Wedding Favors

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Weddings are the most important day of those being married. And it is for this reason that people spend countless dollars and more hours planning their weddings to perfection. One of the very important things to your wedding is making a lasting impression on your guests. How will they remember your wedding when they walk away. How about after a year, or a decade?

One of the best ways to make a lasting impression on your guests at your wedding is by wowing them with a great wedding favor. Wedding favors are one of the best ways to ensure that guests will remember your wedding for years to come.
There are often themes to weddings, and more often than not the wedding favor falls into line with whatever the theme of the wedding is. One of the most popular themes for a wedding favor is a butterfly. If you would like to have some type of butterfly wedding favor, consider some of these ideas for your reception.

Ceramic dish

Consider some type of porcelain or ceramic dish that is in the shape of a butterfly. These are a great idea for a wedding favor because they are so efficient and can be taken home by the guest and used for a variety of purposes. You can also have these plates engraved with sayings, love quotes, or even the date and location of your wedding. The possibilities really are endless.

Tea diffuser

Another great idea for a butterfly wedding favor is a tea diffuser. This is a great idea because it is unique and it is something that the guests who receive it can certainly use. Make sure that you are selecting a tea diffuser with a butterfly shaped handle.

Wine stopper

A wine stopper is a traditional and elegant favor for any wedding. In addition, butterfly wine stoppers can be purchased that have a butterfly shaped handle. Consider these keepsakesfor wine enthusiasts.

Candle holders

Another great idea isa butterfly candle holder. These can be very cheap but very elegant and can come with a candle and with a love saying or quote. They are a great way to incorporate a butterfly theme into your wedding favors.

Wedding favors are very important aspects of your wedding. If you are having a butterfly themed wedding, there are a variety of different ways you can incorporate your wedding theme. Ceramic dishes are great with engravings and can be used as candy dishes. Butterfly tea diffusers are a unique wedding favor that will always remind your guests of your wedding reception. Wine stoppers are very elegant and classy gift for wine lovers. Finally, candle holders are a classic keepsake and can be purchased quite cheaply for couples on a tighter budget. Use one of these ideas to make the most of your butterfly wedding favors.…

Baby Basket Idea For a Baby Shower Gift

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Are you attending and baby shower and you've run out of ideas on a nice gift to give to the mom to be and the new baby. Do not fret, there is still time and plenty of ideas you can work with.

One idea is putting together a nice baby gift basket. You do not have to go out and buy a baby basket from a gift basket store, you can put together a baby basket yourself with some crafts from your local craft store, a few newborn baby toys, baby bath products, a couple of onsies or a couple of inexpensive 3-6 month outfits.

Most of your craft stores have many varieties of baskets you can use as the start of your baby gift basket. There are different designs and colors to select from, if you know the new mom to be having a baby girl, maybe a princess style basket would be appropriate for the occasion or choosing a pink basket would be ideal. You can even find character baskets or pails which would be the start of a nice themed baby basket. Many of the craft stores also have an isle with many baby shower favors such as color plastic diaper pins, baby carriages, storks or plastic baby bootie favors you can attach to the basket by hot glue or double sided tape. The little shower favors can be your accents on your basket and even the start of your theme. You can pick up a small spool of baby printed ribbon, such as baby footprints or it's a girl or it's a boy, to make a bow for the front or attach it to the handle of your basket.

Go to a Dollar store and pick up some small baby items such as pacifiers, gel teeth rings, plush baby rattles and sometimes you can find candles in the shape of baby blocks or even a pink or blue baby carriage. You can even find these candles at the craft store and these make a lovely gift just for a decoration to set on a baby dresser. Sometimes you can even find nice baby outfits at the Dollar store but go somewhere like Big Lots or a Burlington Coat Factory who usually has very nice selection of name brand baby outfits in many colors and themes.

Now that you have everything to build your baby basket, let's put it together for your baby shower gift. One good trick is to use some paper at the bottom of the basket so everything does not sit to low. You can use anything as filler for the bottom such as paper towels, newspapers, brown paper bag or if you really want to keep with your color coordination, use tissue paper or use disposable diapers which would also be very useful. Once you fill your basket with the paper, make sure you create a flat top so everything with sit level. If your outfits are in a box, set them in …

The Fine Art of Corporate Gift-Giving

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It's still summer, and it's hard to realize that the holiday season and the end of the year are approaching soon. But business owners need to look ahead to the winter holidays and plan for that annual issue: gifts for clients and business associates.

Corporate gift-giving is an established part of doing business, but it's not always a simple matter to do it well. Fortunately, there are some established guidelines that apply quite generally.

• Corporate gift-giving should make the participants feel good about their role in the company's life, whether as a valued business associate or a valued client. The gifts should let them know that they are appreciated. The gifts should be reliably uniform, with variations only to suit special circumstances. You do not want customers comparing notes and wondering why one got an authentic basket of fruits and fine wines while another got a box of generic chocolates.

• Gifts delivered in person should be prearranged. Dropping in on a busy client or associate who's in a meeting or consultation can be awkward and embarrassing. Check your recipients' schedules so you arrive at a convenient time. Or simply arrange for shipping with delivery on an appropriate date.

• Choose a gift at an appropriate price level. You do not want to overdo or under something that has a definite business significance. A handwritten card is better than an obviously cheap gift; a particular lavish or obviously expensive gift is inappropriate if your clients and associates know you've had a tough year economically.

• Gifts given during the holiday season should recognize different cultural and religious traditions. Specifically Christian or Christmas-oriented items are not appropriate gifts for Jewish or Muslim clients or associates, but similar gifts can vary for these traditions: wreaths, for instance, can come with decorations in Hanukkah colors of blue and silver or gold. Evergreen table arrangements are simply seasonal and most designs are appropriate for any cultural tradition. Many evergreens firms will custom- design a centerpiece for you and your recipients that reflect the specific traditions you specify.

Wreaths, swags and centerpieces of fragrant evergreens, specifically designed and selected for your gift recipients with your particular needs in mind, are the ideal answer to any gifting situation. They're shipped fresh and fast, and they're the whole holiday season and usually longer. There's simply nothing like their fragrance and elegance. And the whole point of corporate gifting is to say "Thank you. We appreciate you." Evergreens says "Thank you" as well as anything we can think of. Sometimes a little bit better. …