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The Galveston County Daily News: Gift Ideas

October 26, 2016

Gift Ideas

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Imaginative Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

(StatePoint) Whether you’re celebrating your own child’s big day or shopping for a friend’s birthday party, some of the best gifts for toddlers and preschoolers are those that inspire imaginative play.

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Monday 06/06/2016
Unique gifts fit for every type of grad
Posted: June 06, 2016

(BPT) - Graduation season is in full swing, and “Pomp and Circumstance” can be heard around every corner. Help your favorite high school or college grad prepare for the next steps in life’s journey with a thoughtful, personalized gift. Here are a few ideas worthy of a ceremonial cap toss.

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Saturday 05/28/2016
Gift Guide for DIY Dads and Grads
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Father’s Day and graduation season are the perfect opportunities to beef up your gift recipient’s garage -- and high-quality tools are a must for anyone -- from DIY novices to professional handymen.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Tips to get family photos you want to keep forever
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - If you’re like most people, images of your family are probably languishing on your smartphone or tucked away in the closet on an old computer. If you take a break from the selfies and invest in the time to hire a professional photographer, you’ll end up with beautiful family portraits that capture and preserve the love, affection and expressions that are unique to your family. These photographs are your gift to yourself, your children and generations to come.

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Monday 05/23/2016
5 Father's Day gifts that beat a tie
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - While it’s true your father will appreciate any gift he receives this Father’s Day, you can seize the opportunity to think outside the tie box. Here are five ideas to help step up your gifting game this Father’s Day:

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Dads and Grads Season: How to Pick the Right Gifts
Updated: May 17, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re shopping for a new graduate or something special for Dad, you’ll want to find the perfect gift.

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Friday 05/13/2016
How to Select the Best Gifts for Grads
Updated: May 13, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Graduation celebrates one of life’s major accomplishments. It also celebrates independence, which is often eagerly anticipated -- albeit a bit scary. As a result, most people are tempted to give gift cards to recent graduates to alleviate fears over upcoming expenses both after high school and college. But there are many practical and meaningful gifts you can get your grads that they’ll both appreciate and remember for years to come.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Updated: May 11, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Historically wisecracked as one of the most difficult people to buy for, Dad still generates $12.7 billion in Father’s Day sales, according to the National Retail Federation’s “Father’s Day Spending Survey” conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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Monday 05/02/2016
Great Father's Day Gifts for Outdoor Dads
Updated: May 04, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Does Dad love the great outdoors? Show you care this Father’s Day by helping him gear up for upcoming adventures.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Mother's Day gifts guaranteed to give a lift
Posted: April 28, 2016

(BPT) - For those who want to think outside the chocolate box, Mother’s Day poses a challenge of the very best kind. Making sure your gift counts all comes back to knowing and appreciating just what makes Mom special. These gift ideas are sure to strike a chord with those women who give us unconditional love, laughter and a lifetime of memories:

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Tuesday 04/26/2016
7 sweet gifts for Mom
Updated: April 28, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Show mom just how much you love her by showering her with sweet gifts straight from the heart. From a breakfast fit for a Queen, to a “berry” sweet chocolate surprise, to quick and easy gift ideas and sweet homemade treats, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your family’s leading lady and make this Mother’s Day one to remember!

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Wednesday 04/06/2016
How to Personalize Your Mother’s Day Gifts
Updated: April 06, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Mother’s Day is all about making Mom feel amazingly special. And what better way than with a thoughtful gift created with her unique style and personality in mind?

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Tuesday 02/23/2016
Books Make Great Easter Gifts for Kids
Updated: February 23, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Alongside all those delicious sweet treats this Easter, think about surprising your little ones with new books. They make an exciting addition to baskets, and are a fun find on egg hunts.

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Tuesday 01/05/2016
How to Pick the Right Watch for Your Valentine
Updated: January 05, 2016 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) The stakes are high on Valentine’s Day. When you are shopping for just one special someone, there’s very little room for error.

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Thursday 12/10/2015
Expert Strategies for Holiday Gift-Giving
Updated: December 10, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Holiday gifting season can be complex when there are so many people to show you care. Whether you are shopping for your dog walker, your children’s teachers or your spouse, it’s all about sending the right message.

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Tuesday 12/08/2015
How to Show You Care this Holiday Season
Updated: December 08, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) The holidays are approaching faster than Santa`s sleigh. And, while everyone loves a great holiday party, the best part of the season is showing people you love and appreciate them.

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Tips for Picking and Presenting Perfect Holiday Gifts
Updated: December 08, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) With a few simple tips, your holiday gifts can be personal, meaningful and beautifully wrapped.

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Monday 11/16/2015
Tips to Give Unique, Meaningful Gifts this Holiday Season
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Making your list and checking it twice? Coming up with unique items for all your family and friends in a short period of time is not always a simple feat.

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Great Holiday Gifts to Help Kids Learn
Updated: November 16, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) One of the best ways to motivate kids to learn is by making it fun, and the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to equip the kids in your life with gifts that are equal parts entertaining and educational.

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Friday 11/13/2015
Great Books to Give this Holiday Season
Updated: November 13, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Holiday gift trends come and go, but books are a perennial classic. And the volumes that make the best gifts feature stunning visuals and well-designed content that educates while it entertains.

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Thursday 11/12/2015
Thoughtful Stocking Stuffers for the Holiday Season
Updated: November 12, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) While the big ticket items are always a thrill to bestow and receive during the holidays, sometimes smaller stocking stuffers are the most needed and appreciated.

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Tuesday 11/10/2015
Great Holiday Gifts for the Handy DIY-ers in Your Life
Updated: November 10, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is the perfect time to ensure the handy guys and gals in your life are well-equipped for all their planned projects in the coming year -- whether that is building shelves, making home improvements or fixing up the car.

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Monday 11/09/2015
Give Great Books to Kids this Holiday Season
Updated: November 09, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) For a merry holiday season, fun new books make great gifts for kids. Don’t know what’s the latest and greatest in the world of kid’s literature?

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Thursday 11/05/2015
How to Make Tech Gifts More Meaningful
Updated: November 05, 2015 - 2:30 am

(StatePoint) Technology gifts continue to dominate holiday wish lists. Before purchasing the latest gadget, remember that one size doesn’t fit all. Just as you wouldn’t buy the same sweater for everyone, different recipients have different needs when it comes to tech gifts.

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Wednesday 11/04/2015
Give More for Less this Holiday Season
Updated: November 04, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The holidays are a great time to shower friends and family with wonderful gifts. As you check off your holiday shopping list, remember that even small gifts can add up quickly to cost a bundle.

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Tuesday 11/03/2015
Workplace Gift-Giving Trends
Updated: November 03, 2015 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Deck the workplace halls with holiday cheer. Co-workers planning on exchanging gifts this year are once again on the hunt for the right gifts -- both thoughtful and playful.

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