It is that time of year again to start thinking about making your Christmas Gift List. If you are like me, every year you promise yourself that you will start Christmas Shopping early and then before you know it you are enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner. Our goal at the Arttowngifts website for unique gift ideas is to make your Christmas Gift shopping easy. I normally think about and divide my Christmas Gift List into two mini lists: Personal and Business.

So with that thought in mind we will share some ideas for neat Christmas gifts ideas that will more than delight your clients, corporate associates and employees without breaking your budget. First, for those Corporate Gifts and Client Appreciation Gifts, we have two great ideas: Christmas Gift Baskets and Personalized Corporate Gifts.

The main difference between the two is that Holiday Gift Baskets can be easily shared and often create good will throughout the company while a Personalized Key Chain is just for one person. So if you need that staff at your best client on your side, opt for a Gourmet Basket. If you can afford it, send the staff a Gift Basket and the main buyer a personalized gift. In some cases their corporate gift receiving policies might actually make a Gift Basket a better choice.

The first easy idea is to send an affordable Client Appreciation Christmas Gift Basket. This Bountiful Gift Basket is our most popular Corporate Gift Basket. And to make it easy and more than affordable, this Basket Food Gift comes in 6 different sizes. There are numerous traditional Corporate Christmas Gift Baskets available in various sizes and styles. My favorite is the Season's Greetings Gift Basket which is also available in three sizes. Another favorite Christmas basket gift is the Holiday Celebration Gift Basket also available in three sizes.

Stay tuned for Personalized Gift suggestions for clients and employees in my next post. Then I will close the deal with Christmas and Holiday Gift ideas for your friends and family. Just remember the trick is to order early and save on those last minute shipping costs. Most websites will take your order now and delay shipping if you just make that request. Talk to you soon!

Should You Buy Products at Home Shopping Parties?

A bunch of invitations have been arriving for home shopping parties recently. I have been to two candle parties, a chef party and a jewelry party all in the last month. While I enjoy visiting with friends and learning about new products, I find it difficult to actually shop at the parties. I like the featured products, but I just feel too rushed to make a decision. Many of the items are not on display. The only way to see the selections is in a catalog hurriedly passed
around. Who is going to take the time to read the descriptions when they could be talking with
friends or enjoying the refreshments?

At the last candle party, I actually placed an order. Have you completed a multiple part form on your lap? It was a mess. And then the order did not come to me, it was delivered to the hostess. This meant that I will felt obligated to take my time to go pick up my candles.

I personally think internet shopping is far superior. And now with pod casting even product demonstrations can be done effectively online. When I shop online, I can order in my leisure. I can take my time to think about what I want and I can look at the photos and descriptions over and over again if I want. If you are like me and prefer shopping from the convenience of your home, check out our Arttowngifts website for great holiday gift ideas.

 "I personally think internet 
shopping is far superior."

We have lots of unique gift suggestions including handcrafted candle holders. Our candle holders are true one-of-a-kind of originals created by United States artisans. Here you will find the traditional set of three candle holders and set of two candle holders for the tabletop or mantle. Then we offer some really unusual candelabras sculptured and made from rocks. Our artistic wall sconces add a unique decorator touch. Check out this beach rock wall sconce. Imagine the ambience this fixture will create in your house.

Do you need a table to display your new candle holders and home accents? You are sure to love our free style console table which appears to stand in air. Or if you want other functional home accents, consider one of our eye catching wine holders. We also have handcrafted glass and rock table vases. For book cases, you are sure to love our combination wine holder and book end.

If you are in the mood for enjoying the pampering often associated with candles and aromatherapy, order one of our spa gift baskets. Check out my favorite bath and spa gift basket. This is our most popular aromatherapy spa gift. So go to the home shopping parties for fun and come to Arttowngifts.com to shop.

Top Birthday Gift Ideas - Now Selecting is Easy!

I used to dread the birthdays of my friends and family. Not because I didn't want to celebrate with them but because I would agonize over what to gift to purchase. Since joining the team here at Arttowngifts I looked forward to birthdays and other gift giving occasions. I can find a gift for every for every occasion and recipient. Just check out a few of these unique Birthday Gift Ideas.

Consider giving a Personalized Gift such as a Personalized 8 ounce Leather Flask or a Stainless Steel Folding Money Clip for guys. Check out our selection of Personalized Cuff links for men of all ages.

Women of all ages will enjoy a Personalized Round Brushed Compact or a Sterling Silver Bracelet with a Personalized Charm. If you think they might like a necklace, the personalized Stainless Necklace with a Round Pendant will make a great choice. Teenagers and younger girls love our Personalized Leather Bracelet that comes in black, red or pink leather.

For a wine drinker's birthday customize our stunning Wine Box or send a Personalized Wine Accessory Gift Set. Or send one of our outstanding Wine Gift Baskets such as our Trio of Premium Wines & Gourmet Foods called The Vintner or a Classic Basket filled with Fresh Fruit, Gourmet Food, and Wine or Champagne.

Finally we offer the old stand by of Balloon Bouquets which includes a variety of selections such as our traditional Half Dozen Mylar Birthday Balloons or even the dreaded Over the Hill Birthday Balloons and a Teddy Bear. Our extensive Gift Basket line includes Birthday Baskets of all sorts including a Surprise Birthday Party in a Box.

So don't dread Birthdays any more. We've got you covered. All of the gifts listed above and most of those on our site are more than affordable. Our goal is to make gift shopping easy for you while providing recipients with outstanding gift selections. Tell us what your favorite birthday gifts have been in the past or if you have suggestions for items you would like us to offer.

What Makes a Good Gift?

Are you stumped for a gift idea? You can't go wrong with a Gift Basket. The name is actually a misnomer. These gift collections actually come in a variety of containers including baskets, wooden boxes, picnic baskets, planters, garden caddies, hats and even bird houses. Think of a theme and there is a gift basket for the occasion.

Do you have a sick friend? Send them a Get Well Gift Basket complete with a doctors case, band aid treats and more. Here are some examples of ways to send wishes for a speedy recovery, Get Well Wish Doctors Kit and Rx for Smiles Gift Box.

What about that new arrival baby gift? These new Baby Baskets include everything a new mom could need. Here is the ideal baby shower gift, Baby Layette Set Gift Tower. Or maybe you want to send something over the top to start the new baby nursery off right with a Baby Bountiful Gift Basket. And for bath time, Bath Time for Baby Gift Basket. Most of these baskets come in a variety of sizes to meet every price range.

Want to send someone on a picnic? Send them the Ultimate Picnic Delight Basket which contains over 20 items to insure a great picnic experience. Encourage some family time with Movie Night Gift Treats which contains an all-star cast of favorite theater goodies. Need to welcome someone to their new home, try the Home Sweet Home Collection. Stayed tuned for more unique gift ideas. This is just the beginning.

What Are Alternative Gifts to Flowers?

Now we are offering a unique gift alternative to fresh flowers. I have always been reluctant to give or send fresh flowers when I need to send a gift to my mom, grandmother or friend. I felt that it was sort of a waste of money since the flowers only lasted a few days and for the price I wanted more. Well we have found the perfect solution... Gold Roses - real roses dipped in 24 karat gold. We searched across the United States to find a company that makes this high quality gift. And we hit jackpot!

Now we are offering a complete selection of Gold Roses. The solid gold rose selection comes in three varieties, a single Gold Dipped Rose, a single Platinum Dipped Rose, and a single Silver Dipped Rose. The silver and platinum rose offering is perfect for weddings and anniversaries. There are also groupings to create bouquets including the traditional Dozen Gold Roses and Half Dozen Gold Roses selections.

If you like colors better, we also offer original colored roses dipped in lacquer and trimmed in gold so that the natural colors show through. The rose stem and leaves are dipped in gold to make a stunning display. The lacquer and gold trimmed collection includes an extensive selection of colors including red gold trimmed rose, 24 carat pink gold tipped rose and 24kt burgundy gold dipped rose. We also offer a two toned styles such as this light blue two toned gold plated rose.

So the next time you think about sending flowers, remember there is a better alternative. Gold roses are ideal for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day and Birthdays. I even send them for Get Well Gifts and Anniversary Gifts. One customer gave a gold dipped rose to each of her wedding attendants. Stay tuned for even more unique gift ideas to make gift shopping easy.

Same Day Gift Delivery Now Available

If you are like me you sometimes wait to the last minute to take care of ordering a gift for an important occasion. This can be a difficult dilemma if the recipient lives out of town. Now Arttowngifts.com has a great solution for these situations. We have organized an entire network of florists, design centers, gift shops and more to deliver your last minute gift days immediately on the same day as long as you place your order before 11:30 a m in the recipient's time zone. We call this Last Minute Gifts or Emergency Gifts.

The selection we offer is extensive including Wine Gift Baskets, Fruit Baskets and Balloon Bouquets. Most of the gifts come in different sizes and with different options. For example our Deluxe Wine and Gourmet Basket comes with your choice of 1 bottle of champagne, 1 bottle of white and 1 bottle of red wines, 2 bottles of red wine or 2 bottles of white white. Similar choices are available for our Premium Wine and Gourmet Basket. The Premier Gourmet & Wine Collection includes a selection of three outstanding regional wines and an extensive gourmet collection. If your recipient is a tea totaler, just type us a note when you checkout asking for all gourmet instead.

We have Fruit Baskets in all price ranges including our entry level Sweet Celebration Fresh Fruits and Assorted Gourmet Cheese and the top of the line Champagne Fruit Gourmet-Standard Elegantly filled with Fresh Fruit, Gourmet Foods, and Champagne. There is something for every taste and budget.

For those light hearted parties such as Birthday and Congratulations, Balloon Bouquets are tops. Our favorite is the Mylar Balloons and Teddy which comes in varieties for all occasions. All of the last minute gifts come with a free gift message. So don't despair if you waited to the last minute we've got you covered.

How to Shop for Personalized Gifts

When we first started searching for new product ideas for our Arttowngifts site, I wanted to add a line of what I thought would be called engravables. But I quickly discovered after performing Google searches that everyone else refers to monogrammed and engraved gifts as "Personalized Gifts." Once I got the terminology down, I sat out to find unique high value items that could be engraved quickly at a reasonable price.

Now that is not as easy as it sounds but I am happy to report that we were lucky enough to find thousands of great items that met the criteria. For example if you are looking for the perfect Bridesmaid Gift, look no further. Instead, consider our Engraved Heart Shaped Mirror, Personalized Victorian Style Silver Locket or Silver Plated Heart Trinket Box.

If it is a Groomsmen's Gift you need, then we have you covered with a our nifty line of Personalized Tools and Gadgets. For example checkout this Multi-Purpose Tool which is perfect for groomsmen, dads, boy friends, husbands and clients. Actually, I think your girl friend would like to have one for her glove box. Every guys needs a 13 Function Rubber Grip Personalized Army Knife in his pocket. And don't forget the traditional Monogrammed Cufflinks. Here are my favorite cufflinks in our line.

Do you need a Corporate Client Gift idea? Here are some ideas: Leather Money Clip and Card Holder and Black Leather Business Card Case. Remember engraving is free and our turnaround is just a few days. Stay tuned for many more Personalized Gift Ideas.

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What makes Arttowngifts.com different is that our offerings are created by Artists and Cottage Industries in quaint art towns through out North America. Here you will find an extensive selection of personalized gifts, an impressive line of gourmet gift baskets, wine gifts, fruit baskets and even balloon bouquets. Our gift ideas include unique items such as gold roses, handcrafted jewelry and much more. We look forward to sharing our unique finds with you.