Most Valuable Person? Most Valuable Gift!

August 28th, 2014

Most Valuable Groomsmen Coaster

I love flasks, I really do. Tumblers, cufflinks– all great.

But they’re a little overdone, don’t you think?

Going with a classic gift is always an option. It’s timeless and always appreciated. But today’s groom isn’t always looking for tradition. For the man who wants to think outside the box, you’ve got to check out these Most Valuable Person Shield coasters on our site. What’s usually seen adorning a wall is brought down to a nearly 4″x4″ coaster size and makes the perfect novelty item when hosting or entertaining.

I love this gift because it’s still masculine, it’s completely practical, and it will be something that actually gets used in the recipient’s house. Every time your friend goes to prevent that pesky drink sweat from getting on his hardwood table, he’ll be reminded of the fun times he had standing by your side on the big day. All coasters are personalized with the groomsman’s name, the last names of the groom & bride, and the year of the wedding. Plus, you can purchase them in royal blue, gold, or maroon.

BUT WAIT. Ladies, we did not forget you.

The bridesmaids get a little love as well with coasters of their own featured in delicate pink. A regal MVP banner is stamped across the top of the shield, with the information below it in alternating block and script font. So fun for any gal who fancies herself a hostess! Plus, what a great conversation starter. Remember when crazy Aunt Lula dove for the bouquet and wound up on the floor with her dress hiked up around her waist?? You’ll be reminded of every laugh, smile, and tear when you pull out these decorative coasters.

So, grooms & brides, please think of your friends when you go to purchase bridal party gifts. They have all the flasks they need. Give them something new this time.

Give them something they’ll use for years to come.

A First Class Ride for Your Cigar

June 2nd, 2014

Personalized Silver Cigar Flask with Black Leather Pouch

Comedian George Burns once said, “I’m at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill.”

Honestly, if George Burns had this silver cigar flask at his disposal, I don’t blame him. I think a refined man of any age would get a thrill out of carrying around this handsome single cigar tube with matching black leather pouch. For less than $50, you’ll make a statement that you’re a man of taste and distinction– an important message to convey in both the business and personal worlds.

Every time you reach for a cigar, you’ll be reminded of how much the person who gave it to you truly cares for you– because, of course, it’s been engraved for that unique touch. Know a man who’s expecting his first child soon? Make that moment of celebrating with his loved ones a time to remember by personalizing his cigar flask with the date of his new baby’s birth. Encourage male camaraderie by purchasing a set for each groomsman in a bridal party.

Whatever the occasion, this gift will be well-received because a good cigar speaks to the heart of what it means to be a man: they’re bold, smooth, and full of flavor. And if you’re buying this item for yourself, remember– your favorite cigar is the gateway to relaxation and bliss. Doesn’t it deserve a proper resting place when it’s not in use?

Bottoms Up!

June 2nd, 2014

Personalized Football tumbler

Football season is still months away (boo…) but all that really means is you still have plenty of time to order these customized tumblers and get them in before the big game (YAY!). Or big wedding. Or big whatever-event-you-have-coming-up, because the best selling point (in my opinion) of these handsome glasses is that you can personalize them by writing whatever you want!

Brides, that means you can have “Groomsman” put on them. Parents, engrave “#1 Coach” for a truly special gift. Sons, remind your dad how cool it is that he raised you to be a “Cowboys Fan”.

There is no limit to what you can say with these football tumblers– as long as you can say it in twelve characters, that is. On one side, you can add a line of custom text; on the other, three block initials to make every glass as unique as its recipient.

Gotta admit, they make those traditional silver flasks we gave our own groomsmen look kinda lame in comparison. Not only is the actual shape of the glass reminiscent of a football, but the textured details on the glass itself are identical to what you’d find on your favorite pigskin. And did you SEE the little red circular icon at the top of the page? You get one free tumbler when you buy two!

(Um, why haven’t you clicked “Add to Basket” yet?)

In all seriousness, though, imagine your next Super Bowl party with the crew when you pull out a set of personalized drinking glasses for your hubby, his brother, his dad, and your own pops. Suddenly, a routine family tradition gets kicked up a notch and you become the hostess of the year. (There’s a LOT of leverage that comes with that position. Getting removed from dishes duty is just one of the perks.)

Typewrite Initial Pendant

April 18th, 2014


Since you’re reading this blog, it probably doesn’t come as any surprise that I like to write. A lot. Probably too much. What can I say? While the other kids in school always had to split contractions to increase their word count, I went into a cold sweat trying to find a spare 300 words to cut out of my term papers.

This Typewriter Initial Pendant makes my heart skip a beat.

(In a good way, not the “you-just-ended-a-sentence-with-a-preposition” way.)

While you don’t know me personally, I’m sure there’s someone in your life who enjoys the written word, and how fun would it be to surprise them with an actual typewriter key from a bygone era? Trendy enough to fit in with today’s popular vintage style but simple enough to go with anything in your closet, you really can’t go wrong with this one. I love how the chain comes separate, too—gives you the flexibility of picking out the perfect look for everyone on your wish list. (We all have that friend whose skin just can’t handle silver…)

Plus, I just love to see my initial on something—don’t you? It makes me feel special and unique to walk into a store and see one of those tumblers with the handy built-in straw featuring the letter “H”. Even though Harriet, Hannah, and Hope can all buy that tumbler, too, it still feels like it was created just for me.

That’s the feeling I get every time I wear this pendant. Special. Unique. Stylish. I love that feeling! I encourage you to share it with someone today by gifting them this pendant. You’ll be glad you did.

Organizer Valet

April 9th, 2014

 

When I first saw this Organizer Valet, one word came to mind: Kyle.

Probably not the word you were thinking, but stick with me.

Kyle is my husband, and the reason his name popped into my head is because he needs this valet… like, immediately. Or better yet, I need it because—let’s face it, ladies—it doesn’t bother him to see watches, cuff links, and phones scattered about on an otherwise neat dresser… it bothers you.

It’s time to take back those three minutes a day you spend picking up after your man (did you know that amounts to 18 hours a year?!) and spend it on something more worthwhile (IE: you). Your mother always told you there was a place for everything and everything in its place, and while it may make you cringe to admit it, she was right. The best thing about this Organizer Valet is its capacity to hold so many different types of objects. “It doesn’t fit” is no longer a plausible excuse.

Personally, I can’t take my eyes off the bottom right corner where a small collection of coins has gathered—they look much nicer piled there than strewn carelessly about on a bedside table. (Anyone else know where I’m coming from? Anyone?)

Guys, we love you. We love your glasses for the way they make you look distinguished and we love your watch because when one doesn’t go with our outfit we can still rely on you for the time. What we don’t love is seeing that junk those accessories carelessly tossed in a drawer. (What we love even less is how you expect us to know where your keys are at all times…)

Your Hydration is just a Carafe Set Away!

November 9th, 2013

Carafe set

 

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has woken up in the middle of the night feeling dehydrated and having trouble going back to sleep. Dehydration during sleep is quite common. The processes in your body are working hard while you sleep, and even breathing alone results in water loss from your body. To avoid this from happening, having at least half a glass of water before bed time and when you wake amidst the silence of the night can be very helpful to replace the lost fluids. But seriously, who has the energy to get out of bed when you’re safely tucked under your favourite warm blanket? Why not the next time you’re about to get into bed, grab some liquid of life in this gorgeous looking Personalized Carafe Set that comes with a glass that also serves as its lid.

Beautiful and multi functional, this set can be used not just for water. Surprise your loved ones before bed with some warm milk or some fresh juice once they wake up. Having this awesome set will help you keep hydrated and in turn lead a healthier life. Besides as a bedside accessory, I reckon it would look pretty on the coffee table, dining room, lounge, study room………basically just about anywhere. What are you waiting for now that you have a fancy way to stay hydrated?

Impressive Cocktail Glasses – Hand Blown Perfection

October 29th, 2013

COCKTAIL GLASS

 

From Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to Christmas and New Year, get ready to bottom’s up on your favourite cocktails. It’s holiday season people!

What comes to mind when you hear about these auspicious days? The spirit of the season begins to fill hearts. It’s seen in one and all. Every family gathers at home – kids play on the front yard and rush inside to enjoy a glass of hot coco, the ladies come together and cook the fanciest dinner you can ever imagine, and you end the night playing dumb charades and gulping down your favourite cocktail.

The perfect ambience for the perfect time of the year cannot be complete without an array of classy glassware. As the temperature drops, Hot buttered rum, Baileys, Bloody Marys and eggnogs are classic cocktails that’ll keep your warm and fuzzy inside. The glass you drink your cocktail from is as important as the contents within. These Hand Blown Cosmopolitan Cocktail glasses as the name suggests are crafted with perfection with a glassblowing technique that doesn’t grow old resulting in a fine product as this. The shape, size, look and material of these glasses are nothing short of appealing and pleasing. Surely a set worth keeping or gifting this wonderful holiday season.

Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul. –Alexander Pope

Fashionable and Practical Travel for the Cosmopolitan Girl

October 28th, 2013

PASSPORT HOLDER

As the phone rings, Lydia picks up and it’s her superior on the line. “Lydia, I have booked your ticket for that meeting in Paris. You leave first thing tomorrow morning! Close the deal and make it work! Report to me on Monday!”

Lydia readies her suitcase and her project folder, starts mousing around for her passport, traveller’s cheques, visa documents and her international credit cards. “Gosh! I wish I could get things more organized.” Lydia thinks to herself.

If you know someone like Lydia, who is required to travel a lot at such short notice, do her a huge favour and get her this absolutely gorgeous Personalized Leather Passport Holder that comes in vibrant colours such as Honeysuckle Pink and Blue Curacao. With such vivacious colours, your passport holder will never be out of your sight. Well, whether it’s for a jet-setter business woman, a newly-wed who is ready for her romantic getaway or a maid of honour who simply deserves the best for being there, this Passport Holder will make her life so much easier. A stunning little gift for a stunning and successful woman!

Even the Swiss know that good things come in small packages

October 23rd, 2013

GOLFTOOL

Back in the 1880s, the Swiss Army was in dire need of a compact and sturdy folding knife for various purposes from opening their canned food to disassembling a rifle.  The founder of Victorinox Swiss Army Knife, Karl Elsener came up with the revolutionary idea of creating this marvellous tool with a sophisticated twist. Standard folding knives would have a blade, a can opener as well as a screwdriver. These tools were attached to a pivot point mechanism on the knife’s handle – a very smart and practical way of assembling a folding knife. Elsener then changed this mechanism to a spring mechanism which allowed twice as many tools to be attached to this small package.

Centuries have passed and the Swiss Army knife has evolved into a highly crafted and useful tool which is carried by many professionals in their field. Astronauts, rangers, mountain climbers, and athletes have this small gadget handy in their pockets to assist them in time of need.  But then, out comes our wondrous Victorinox Swiss Army Golf tool – perfectly suited for the golf professionals out there. This tool has ten different useful items in the one little device, making it the most versatile item to help golfers on the course.  Attachments include a one-hand locking Divot Repair tool, Ball Marker, Tee Punch with Groove Cleaner, Bottle opener, Nail file, Blade, Tweezers, Toothpick and even a pair of Scissors. Looking for a gift that will be cherished and pocketed 24/7 by your golf-loving groomsmen? Ta-dah………!!! Big things do come in small packages!

Wine is bottled poetry, a wine stopper is simply….smart!!

October 21st, 2013

WINE STOPPER

Imagine yourself seated by the fireplace indulging in an enchanting wine tasting session up at Napa Valley or even at the gorgeous Chianti region of Tuscany. Take sips of wines from all over the world. From Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Savignon Blanc, to Merlot, Shiraz, Rosé and Cava, pamper your taste buds and leave all your worries behind.

The temptation of buying a bottle or two of the best wines from your favourite winery is irresistible. Buying or enjoying wine in a restaurant is of course, ohh so pleasant! Sipping on some fine Merlot as you unwind at home after a long tiring day is simply heavenly. It truly rids you of all the day’s stress.

So go and grab some bottles to enjoy at your own leisure. Keep in mind though that one wouldn’t normally finish a whole bottle of wine on their own. A glass an evening should suffice, don’t you think? Well, that should do the trick unless you plan on sleeping in for the next two days. Whoever came up with the idea of creating wine stoppers should get an award, especially chic ones like this Steering Wheel Wine Stopper. With a firm steering-wheel grip, this air tight stopper eases you to pop it into that bottle keeping your wine preserved well for a longer time. This is the kind of accessory that wine lovers would not settle with just one piece, making it a wise choice as a thank you gift for all your groomsmen after the amount of hard work they put in to organize that spellbinding bachelor party. It would also be a perfect gift for those adrenalin junky racers out there as it will remind them of their glory behind the steering wheel. Or perhaps, even you can start a wine stopper collection of your own. Wine away beautiful people!!