From family and friends to coworkers and bosses, it’s sometimes hard to figure out what would be a great gift and what would be a dud.  Of course, then you have to figure into the equation whether or not you should be giving a particular gift to a particular person in the first place, or if the gift you’ve picked out is truly appropriate.  Is there an art to receiving gifts, as well?  This holiday season, don’t find yourself in a gift giving quandary.  Instead, check out this series of tips and helpful pieces of advice perfectly picked to help you avoid any awkwardness and to truly rock the gift giving season. Gift Cards: There was a time – and for some it may still be here – when gift cards were seen as impersonal and a shabby sort of holiday gift.  That may have been true in the past when only certain retailers really paid much attention to gift cards, but virtually every business – even those exclusively online – offer some sort of gift card/certificate.  Some people even specifically request certain gift cards, as they feel it offers them more of an opportunity to buy things they really...Read More
Do you have someone in your life who never seems to be on time?  Most of us know someone in our life who is constantly misplacing things or who always forgets their anniversary.  Whether they are regularly losing their keys or can’t remember their account passwords, there are plenty of gifts to appeal to the forgetful.   Gifts for People Who Misplace Things Lost shoes, misplaced keys, an important work document—whatever the item is, many people just can’t seem to keep track of their things.  Help them out by purchasing these gifts:   Find-One-Find-All Key Finder There are many types of car key locators out there, but the 2-Way RF Find-One-Find-All Key Finder is the one to buy.  When users purchase this product, they actually get six Find-One-Find All’s that are able to locate each other.  This is helpful for the friend who not only loses their keys, but also loses the tracker to help find their keys.   The Tile The product known as the Tile is a Bluetooth tracker that you can stick to everyday items, and then track them with their app.  It won’t tell you precisely where the item is, but it allows you to know...Read More
You Have To BeDistinctive To Be Remembered That Is the Power of a Personalized Gift Surrounding yourself with nice things is a part of the care of the self. Quality objects that you own and use often can become part of your identity, even of your sense of self-worth, and they can represent you in many subtle ways. You probably like the things around you for many different reasons: some just look good, and some are functional, but chances are that the ones you like best are the ones that reflect who you are, and that they are the ones which you would be the most reluctant to let go of. Having nice things also shows that you put attention into how you live your life and are keen to attend to the details. This is an attractive look, but it is hard work. It is always the product of a struggle between how much control you want over your global presentation and how difficult it is to achieve it. Generally, it is worth striving for the optimum in this respect, because, whether in business or informally, presentation is key. A word, a name, or a thought printed on an...Read More
Father’s Day is fast approaching and if you haven’t already gotten dear ole Dad his gift, what’s a child to do? When I was growing up, I always seemed to give my father a tie or a shirt. He never complained, and sometimes even wore them. Today there are so many creative gift items out there, but today we’re going to look at some that may not be such a good idea. When you were young, Father’s Day seemed like such an easy affair; two bits of cardboard, some crayon and voila! Your dad may have genuinely loved that macaroni card or handmade ash tray when you were seven, but times have changed and suddenly you can’t get away with giving him a hastily scrawled ‘1 Free: Lawn mowing’ coupon. Don’t make the same mistake this year, avoid disappointing your Dad this Father’s day. Novelty clothing – This includes: ridiculous ties, golfer socks, boxers entitled ‘horny little devil’ and hankies so brightly colored it’d put a clown to shame. Your dad should have stopped getting these things when your age reached double digits. If not, then it’s high time you stepped up and lifted your game. This is your old...Read More
Why should we bother buying gifts? My first answer would be – ‘Giving is what separates man from beast’. We all know that giving and receiving a special present can be incredibly powerful and emotional. Remember, it’s more than just a gift it’s a demonstration of your feelings. Gift giving is actually a way to invest in a relationship. In essence, it is a social lubricant, a way to celebrate life, love and friendship and become a better partner, spouse, friend, employer and person. Marble Desk Set  The perfect addition to any desktop! This jet black marble desk set includes a Name Plate, Pen Holder, Square Business Card Holder and Letter Opener, which are engraved with your personalization in a frosty white color that shows excellent contrast. Name Plate: 8″ x 2″ x 2″ Pen Holder: 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Business Card Holder: 4″ x 2 1/4″ x 2″ Letter Opener: 8″ x 7/8″ x 9/16″ More than just a gift – an extension of your personality. As you give time, energy, thought and love you are showing your personality and your generosity as a human being. Buying and giving presents is an opportunity to show...Read More
The most important holiday of the entire year will be here before we know it: Mother’s Day. Yes, I have deemed this the most important holiday for several reasons, but mostly because mothers make the world go round. They spend their lives raising us; they’re a shoulder to cry on when we need it; they give us advice and are never afraid to be honest; they encourage us; and they never give up on us. Mothers exist in so many forms, and I am very lucky to have a handful of them in my life. I am also very lucky to see so many of my close friends blossom into incredible mothers, and I am excited for all the new mothers to celebrate this year. As I have said before, I am a competitive gift-giver. Most of the time, I gear to make my mother laugh with gifts, because so much of our relationship is based on joking and laughing together. Occasionally, I’ll mix the sentimental with the funny, so we can laugh and cry and eat ice cream cake. (My mother always requests an ice cream cake.) As I’ve begun collecting gifts for this year, I’ve been trying to...Read More
I don’t know if there is something in the water or what but, it seems like a lot of people I know lately are pregnant. I personally, am decidedly done having children but, many of my friends haven’t even started. Because of this, I am getting very excited to buy baby stuff to help keep the inevitable baby fever at bay. Many moms-to-be get very excited when it is time to start decorating the nursery. What theme to go with, what colors, to add a day bed or not. The list of decisions moms and dads face when designing the nursery are vast and vary from family to family. But, one thing all nursery’s need is a Rocking Chair. This is a beautiful rocking chair handcrafted with your child’s name. Each rocking chair is custom made when ordered to fit your child’s name perfectly. The letters are painted in your choice of vibrant primary colors or chic pastels with non-toxic latex paint. Imagine your child sitting in this chair and rocking, reading a book or pretending to and enjoying this fine crafted item for many years to come. This chair is made for children ages two to ten and will...Read More
In just two short months, many schools will open their doors, and students will run out screaming and celebrating the beginning of their summer vacation. It’s almost hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another great year. Students have studied until they fell asleep and expanded their minds, even when they complained about homework and tests and projects…oh my! The teachers have been there every step of the way. Through all the great teaching and learning moments to the less than glamorous complaining and whining, they have stuck by our students’ sides. Working before and after the school day is over, and even working at home on the weekends, teachers put in countless hours and effort to ensure students are successful. I’m sure everyone remembers those strong moments of being impacted by an educator. Our students are experiencing that today, and it is so important to say thank you. Whether it is a hand-written note or an elaborate gift basket, our teachers deserve some recognition for the hard work they put in day after day, year after year. I’ve gathered up some wonderful American Stationery items that our teachers are sure to love. The first are the...Read More
Well the season giving is upon us. This time of year most of us are going out of our way to do a little more than necessary for our fellow man. Whether you donate toys to needy children or your time at a local soup kitchen it is important to remember to give back to your community. There are many charities out there for a variety of causes and sometimes it’s hard to decide which one to devote your time or money to. But, what about giving to a place that is not a charity but, often needs help like a local nursing home or assisted living facility? These types of facilities like animal shelters, and many other places are in need all year round. But, can feel the strain, especially so, around this time of year. Whether you wish to donate your time or your money, they will definitely appreciate anything you have to give. Don’t know what to donate?  We’ve set a little guide up below, but don’t worry there are many different things that you could give to a local nursing home or assisted living facility and in all different price ranges. No matter the time of...Read More
Sometimes when someone we know is sick or has had a surgery, we want to do something for them but, are unsure of what exactly to do. Sure there are cards, flowers, and meals to bring by but sometimes those things can be overdone or just not appropriate for the particular person. That’s why we have decided to compile a small list of items we offer at American Stationery that we feel would be nice gifts to your loved ones who are currently recovering from whatever ails them. Show your loved one that even when you can’t physically be there, you are always by their side and order item 2813_9H. This etched natural wood frame is perfect for a picture from a favorite vacation or just a simple family photo. This is also an ideal way to keep pets by your side when they aren’t able to physically visit. With many different styles to choose from, you’ll definitely find the perfect style for your loved one. Each photo frame holds a 4″ by 6″ photo and has an easel back for an easy way to display. The price is $19.95 per frame and you can customize them to say whatever you...Read More
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