Friday, May 16, 2008

Ideas for Bridesmaids Gifts

You want your bridesmaids to have a momento of your friendship and your special day. Take some time to think about what you could give that would show them how much you appreciate their involvement in your special day. Here's some ideas to get you started. We think this candle and potpouri tray is nice because it is wonderful for both family members and friends that are in your bridal party and the warm glow of candlelight is sure to reflect the warm feeling of friendship. This attractive potpourri tray is from American Christian Gift where you will find an assortment of inspirational gifts and Christian gifts.

If you're having a coastal style wedding you're sure to find some wonderful treasures for bridesmaid's gifts at Blue Barnacles. The beautiful selections of coastal decor, nautical decor, beach decor and tropical decor will give you plenty to choose from. This beautiful wreath decorated with shells in bridal white is a wonderful choice. There are many other styles to choose from at Blue Barnacles. Blue Barnacles is a wonderful source for all types of coastal, nautical and tropical decor.

For Western wedding, your bridesmaids will love the ambiance of these tooled leather-look candles from Lights in the Northern Sky. Many price ranges and sizes available.

Lights in the Northern Sky has beautiful western decor and cabin decor.

If you're a country girl at heart you will want to browse through the lovely items at The Weathered Gate which carries beautiful country decor and shabby chic decor. We found beautiful tote bags that are sure to be a big hit. Buy them all the same or all different, they are summertime country!

And remember to keep in touch with your wonderful friends and family once you are married!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Traditional and Modern Anniversary Gifts by Year

7thDesk Sets
11thSteelFashion Jewelry
12thSilkPearls,Colored Gems
14thIvoryGold Jewelry
16thSilver Holloware
25thSilverSterling Silver
65thStar SapphireStar Sapphire

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Sometimes it's difficult to know what to get Dad for Father's Day. You know he doesn't need another tie and you just want to get him something really special that says you took the time to really think about what he would like. Here's some ideas that may spark an idea or you can visit the websites we have listed to buy the item. Let's start out with some very special tools for Dad. American Christian Gift offers a series of multi tools with beautiful inscribed handles. These are sure to be a hit and treasured by Dad for years to come. You will find these and other inspirational gifts and Christian gifts at American Christian Gift.

Many Dads are outdoor enthusiasts, whether they like fishing, hiking, ranching or even snowshoeing the gifts at Lights in the Northern Sky are perfect for the outdoorsman (even if he lives in a city). Let's take a look at some great gift ideas from Lights in the Northern Sky. For the cowboy at heart we have spur clocks available in several spur styles. The clock shown below is the Longhorn Spur Clock and will add a touch of the west to Dad's desk whether at home or in the office.

For Dads that love a day at the lake we have this beautiful Flying Canvasback wall mount decoy. Lights in the Northern Sky has lots of table and wall mount decoys to select from. These would look great in Dad's home office or den or give a handsome look to the fireplace. You'll find these and other rustic and western decor items at Lights in the Northern Sky.

From Blue Barnacles, what Dad that likes boats and the sea wouldn't love this personalized Ship's Captain sign! Blue Barnacles has several styles of personalized signs that are sure to fit your Dad's style!

At Blue Barnacles you'll find lots of items for Dad's that love the sea and coastal living. Stop by and see their nautical decor and coastal decor items. If your Dad loves sitting in front of the fireplace or even reading or watching TV, Snugglebug Pillows and Throws has some great designs for throws and pillows sure to please a military man or college sports fan or alumnus. You'll find all kinds of throws and decorative throw pillows at Snugglebug's online store that are sure to be a hit with Dad.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Gifts for the Graduate

This beautiful tooled leather desk set is a wonderful graduation gift for anyone who likes rustic or western decor. This beautiful set ($180.00) can be used whether the graduate will be working in an office or has a home office. You can purchase this beautiful tooled leather desk set at Lights in the Northern Sky where you will find handsome western decor and cabin decor also.

You will be sure to hear oohs and ahhs when you give this beautiful Nautical Tambour Clock ($67.50) from Blue Barnacles or the Solaris Desk Clock ($247.50) pictured below. You will find more desk and wall clocks perfect for anyone who likes nautical decor at Blue Barnacles online store.

Graduation Day is full of memories, capture some great moments and present them to the graduate in this beautiful photo frame ($69.99) ! You will find this and other inspirational gifts and Christian gifts at American Christian Gift.

Please note that all prices displayed are subject to change without notice.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mothers Day Gifts

Tell your mother how much you appreciate her with a thoughtful gift on Mother's Day. Here are some ideas for Mother's Day gifts.

An inspirational tote bag is a wonderful gift and comes in many colors with different inspirational quotes. Here are a couple and you will find more at American Christian Gift an online store with wonderful inspirational gifts and Christian gifts.

If your Mom likes coastal or nautical designs this tote is great for upcoming beach and picnic days and comes from Blue Barnacles nautical decor and coastal decor online store.

Instead of getting her a flower arrangement that will not last, think about this shell tabletop arrangement also from Blue Barnacles

Here's a great tote from Lights in the Northern Sky if your Mom likes lodge and cabin items, she's sure to love this all purpose tote. Lights in the Northern Sky has beautiful western decor and cabin decor.

This beautiful Savannah Rose throw from The Weathered Gate will be cherished by any Mom who loves roses and will last longer than a rose bouquet. If a spring and summer tote is what Mom would like you can find flower designs and other country designs at The Weathered Gate where they have wonderful country decor, shabby chic, and primitive decor.

But remember, MOST OF ALL, no gift replaces time spent with Mom not just on Mother's Day but throughout the year.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Gifts for Nursing Home Residents

Giving a gift to a nursing home resident will require consideration for very limited space. We recently purchase a carved hymn music box for a nursing home resident and it has been a nice but homey addition to the room. These carved wooden tablets are small and contain the music score and words to several well known hymns. The music box easily plays the tune. Choose from several hymns. These small music boxes are 7.25 inches x 5.5 inches. They have a peg stand for setting on a shelf or table.

Another gift idea is a tapestry throw. These are great for warmth and a the colors and designs available are cheerful and bright. You can find designs that are rustic and are great for men, especially if they have been outdoorsmen and you can find some lovely feminine designs with flowers, cats, shells and inspirational designs for anyone. Many of these designs come with matching pillows. What veteran wouldn't like this Soldier's Psalm throw from Snugglebug Pillows and Throws. Snugglebug has a wonderful selection of throws and decorative throw pillows. The Autumn Haven tapestry throw would be a nice gift for any outdoorsman and can be found at Lights in the Northern Sky, a wonderful source for western decor and cabin decor. The teddy bear tapestry throw is sure to be an appreciated gift and can be found at The Weathered Gate where you will find other country decor and shabby shic.

Add a splash of cheerful color with these beautiful stained glass suncatchers that can be hung with clear suction cups from windows. These sparkling designs are inspirational and cheerful and come from American Christian Gift where you will find many choices for Christian gifts and inspirational gifts.

Gift Ideas for Weddings

Weddings call for some really special gifts. So what kind of gift should you look for when shopping for the happy couple? Try to go with gifts that will become treasured family heirlooms or something that is personalized with the family name or monogram. You can get ideas from what we are showing here or you can buy the products at the websites listed.

For the couple that likes the look of rustic cabin decor. "Morrison's" can be replaced with the family name.

For the couple's new home together this doorkeeper from American Christian Gift is sure to please and their doorkeepers come in a variety of sizes, colors and with different inspirational words. These can also be used above a window or can set on a mantle or shelf. Inspirational gifts are a wonderful choice for a wedding gift.

A truly beautiful lamp or set of lamps can last a lifetime and will be enjoyed every day of the year by the new couple. If you know the couple's decorating style you can find some really beautiful lamps to match or you can find some beautiful table lamps that go with a variety of styles. If the couple likes coastal decor, here's a beautiful lamp from Blue Barnacles that comes in a variety of shapes with the same base design.
Dinnerware is always a nice choice for a wedding gift. Whether you are buying a full set for a son or daughter or just a special piece to add to a set, dinnerware will be enjoyed by the couple for years to come. Heres a great pattern from The Weathered Gate and is a great choice for the couple who likes upscale country decor or traditional decor.