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November 16, 2011

Looking for a Unique Gift Idea?

Do you have someone on your holiday gift list that is really hard to shop for? Maybe it’s your Dad who seems to already have everything—except a single Christmas gift idea for you to give him. Or maybe it’s your Mom. You want to pick out something unique and really special for her, so you can show her just how much you appreciate all she’s done for you over the years. But how do you find that just-right something? Give Red Envelope a try. 


Aside from helping you find that just-right gift for all of your hard to buy for friends and relatives, you’ll find plenty of unique gift ideas for everyone on your list. And Red Envelope makes it easy. They’ve organized their site by gift-giving occasion, such as the big one that’s right around the corner. (Here’s a link right to all their Christmas gift ideas.)


Recently I was offered a $75 gift card to Red Envelope so I could try out the shopping experience. (Twist my arm, right?) After browsing all the fabulous gift ideas, I selected the Mini Wish Ornament Set


(Image courtesy of Red Envelope.)


One of my family’s traditions growing up was for each of us kids to get one new ornament every Christmas. It was always so much fun to pull out our own special ornaments and put them on the three each year. And it was so fun selecting a new ornament every Christmas. 


As much as I loved my ornaments as a child, when I moved out this collection of ornaments had even more meaning to me. I started my adult life with a collection of Christmas ornaments that represented every single Christmas of my childhood. When my kids were little, I started the same tradition for them.


This year, both of them will get a Mini Wish Ornament from Red Envelope, and there will be one for Jay and me, too. How cool is this—everyone in the family can write hopes and dreams on the included strips of paper, tuck them inside the ornaments and hang them on the tree. The word "wishes" is engraved on the outside of the ornament. And the insides are enameled with the phrase "do come true." I love that! The collection includes five ornaments packaged in a really pretty red box with a bow on the top. So you could give the entire collection as a gift or give one to each of your family members like I’m doing.


Regardless of the exact gift you choose, Red Envelope is a terrific choice for your out of town friends and relatives. During the checkout process you can add a gift message and select the delivery date for your gift. (What a great idea, right?) This will certainly help simplify the holidays for you and add to the surprise for your gift recipient.


So if you’re looking for a unique and meaningful gift this holiday season, check out the gift ideas at Red Envelope. You’ll enjoy the shopping experience, and your gift recipient is sure to be delighted with your selection.


Do you have someone on your gift list that is challenging to shop for? I’d love to hear who it is as well as your favorite gift ideas for that hard-to-shop-for person. Thanks for sharing!



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I have a hard time buying gifts for my dad. What I did last year that seemed to be a hit was 2 things. I bought some stuff from Trader Joes that he likes as there is not one in the state he lives in and I blew up a photograph I took of sailboats that he likes and framed it. The frame cost more than the picture!

I hope to do something similar this year but print a picture on Canvas. This way I feel I can also utilize some of the pictures I take that I like.

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Those ornaments are a great idea!! =) I cant believe Christmas is right around the corner. i hope everyone has a great christmas and enjoy their holidays


Oh, I love those ideas for your Dad, Skye. Thanks for sharing them!

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