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Trend report: DIY gifts

DIY is serious business. Recent numbers from Pinterest reveal that the site has more than 100 million active users! Data also shows Pinterest holds our attention longer than Facebook. Anyone who’s ever lost an evening to Pinterest knows just exactly how addicting it can be. One minute you’re searching for a new color for the living room and the next [...]

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You can do better than flowers

Admin Day is Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Flowers and lunch are the old standbys. This is, after all, a holiday where traditionally men do most of the giving. But you can do better than flowers!Delight your administrative help with something a little different this year.CARRIED AWAY GIFTS offers alternative vase-fillers like our fun and affordable, hand-tied treat bouquets. The products shown [...]

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Have it your way

Think of the best present you ever got…Maybe it was a sweater in your favorite shade of blue. Or a box of candy that brought back your childhood from the first bite. It could have been a fun case for your new phone. My point is that it was probably personal.The best gifts hit their mark because [...]

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Trend report: Techy gifts for all

Solar technology gifts and gadgets aren’t just for business giving – everyone enjoys getting the latest and greatest! Check out some cool products on our radar and think about going high-tech gift baskets for Father’s Day, summer birthdays, customer appreciation gifts or even in Easter Gift Baskets!Solar-powered backup batteriesCharge your phone on a mountain top, read by a [...]

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Trending now: Coloring Books for everyone!

There's nothing so nostalgic and Zen as picking up a crayon and coloring with a kid. And that's exactly what's made grown up coloring books such a big hit. I think it’s a wonderful ying to technology’s yang. After tapping away at a keyboard or staring at a brightly lit screen for hours during the day, the feel of a colored pencil [...]

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Something Different for Valentine’s Day

I love tradition but when it comes to gifts it’s GOT TO BE CREATIVE!The formula for Valentine’s Day is (apparently) roses, chocolates and a fancy dinner out. All good things, but so tired. Expected. Cliché. You can do better than that – especially for someone you love! Here are some alternative hints to make this a holiday to remember.Instead [...]

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A gift for the impossible

CARRIED AWAY GIFTS specializes in delighting every recipient, even the impossible-to-buy-for people in your life. We’ve got a knack for listening and a huge idea file to pull from. Plus we’re always shopping for new items.I’ve noticed men are more difficult than women. So when a customer called with requests for a get well gift basket for her male [...]

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Hostess Gifts 2.0

Flowers and wine are the go-to gifts that good guests bring to their holiday party hosts. But must we be so predictable?This season I offer you some creative options that (I swear) are just as easy…Instead of flowers…Chose a potted plant that will stay green and fresh throughout winter.Instead of wine…. Pick up the ingredients for chili or a [...]

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Holiday Shipping for Last-Minute Delivery

Did the holidays sneak up on you this year? Today there are still lots of options for getting your gifts where they need to be. But watch the calendar! With Christmas on a Friday shipping will get a bit tricky.For delivery by December 24th you’ll need to ship on or before:Dec 16 Using UPSDec 17 Using FEDEX within [...]

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Holiday Help for Business Giving

I promised you that holiday business gifts don’t have to be a nightmare. Last month I encouraged you to get a jump on planning with The 20 Minute Fix. (If you put it off, consider this your coffee break activity and start now)Today we’re moving ahead, in fact, now is the time to kick it into high gear. [...]

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