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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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An apple a day

Love, love, love apples! I’m in heaven at my local farmer’s market right about now. I’ve gathered up some apple tips so you can make the best of the season’s harvest too.   Best for snacking: Red Delicious, Fuji or Honeycrisp  Best for kids’ lunchboxes: Gala  Best for applesauce: McIntosh  Best for baking: Granny Smith (also great on a cheese tray)peaking [...]

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The 20-minute fix: Holiday help

By now you’ve seen the ominous signs: The panic-filled posts on Facebook, the aisles at the stores, the jump-start your baking blogs. The holidays are weeks away and here at Carried Away we are in full-alert Elf mode!Today I’ve got my own advice to help you get a jump on [...]

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The Start of Something New

My friends say I’m crafty - but it’s more serious than that. I’m the creative mind behind the custom gift baskets and gifts at Carried Away. To keep things exciting around here, I’m continuously searching for the best new products, great packaging and design ideas, and daily occasions to celebrate. Carried Away has been giving [...]

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