Posts Tagged ‘Gifts’

Finally, simple shipping + GIVEAWAY!

Today we are introducing you to a cool, new (and helpful!) service and kicking off a giveaway!

Tis’ the season of shopping online, sending gifts cross-country and the frustration of damaged, lost, or “I just missed the delivery!” of packages (am I right?). We can stop the shipping nightmare with this cool service — UPS My Choice. I recently had the pleasure of learning what new and exciting things the folks at UPS had been up to (who knew?) and I thought you might be interested as well.

UPS My Choice is helping you avoid the disappointment and hassle of missing a home delivery by letting YOU take control of all UPS deliveries. This ground-breaking service increases the likelihood of a successful delivery on the first attempt by providing delivery alerts, specific delivery time frames, reroute options, a visibility dashboard and electronic signature release – all by accessing ups.com through a computer or mobile phone. Cool right?

Can’t be home to sign for delivery? No problem! It frees you from worrying about when packages will arrive, where they will be left or what to do if they are not home to receive them.

To register for UPS My Choice or for more info, visit here (basic membership is free). And since you’ll be wanting to test out UPS My Choice, we are giving away a $50 AmEx gift card you can use for a little holiday shopping.

UPS My Choice

To enter: Contest is closed

Congratulations to comment #14 – Michele P!

1. Head on over to UPS My Choice and set up your free account.

2. Come back here and let me know you did by leaving a comment

Good luck! Contest will end midnight, PST on December 11, 2011. One winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.

This is a sponsored post and I received compensation from UPS  to participate in this campaign. In addition, UPS provided the gift card prize I’m using in this giveaway. All thoughts are my own.

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DIY – end of year teacher gift

While looking for homemade gift ideas to make and send with my daughter to give her teacher today on the last day of school (already?! how did this happen so soon?), I stumbled upon this idea on simple seleta and loved it! I incorporated a few things in this “carry all” that I thought the teacher would enjoy while kicking off her summer — but the possibilities are endless.

I started with a green soda bottle carry from IZZE. I covered the box with cheery yellow scrapbook paper, but you could leave as is (especially the IZZE boxes because they have a nice colorful, modern look).

homemade gift ideas - teachers

Here is what I used to create the gift:

homemade gift ideas - instructions

- IZZE soda box plus I left in one of the lime sodas

- vanilla frappuccino bottle

- bundle of striped paper straws

- small glass bud vase ($1.99 at Target) filled with yellow mini button flowers

- Starbucks biscotti and package of fruit and nuts trail mix (not pictured above)

- $10 Starbucks card

After covering the box, I printed out a paper that read “enjoy summer” and glued it to the front.

Thanks simple seleta for the inspiration! I can see so many variation of this idea. What about you? What could you make one of these carry all treat boxes for? I’d love to hear your homemade gift ideas!

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DIY Plaid Ornaments

Thinking about creating some homemade holiday ornaments? DIY ornaments really can be simple and these DIY plaid ornaments are proof. I love the green factor, turn something old into something new.

Old…

New!

I love the cozy and warm look of these. Check out the simple DIY steps via Eddie Ross.

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Shop for Mom! $150 Giveaway with Cambria Cove

Looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift ideas? Cambria Cove offers a classy selection of gifts mom will love. Here are a few recent Spring items I am adoring:

These vibrant colors are perfect for Spring. Their Fiesta Table linens would add some flair to any dinner party (or week night meal).

This blue palette is so soothing. This retro blue cake stand especially caught my eye. Imagine the sweet treats you could serve up on that!

Would you like to buy a few things for mom or perhaps shop for yourself? Cambria Cove is offering one lucky reader a $150 gift certificate to purchase anything their heart desires from their website. Simply visit Cambria Cove and share with us what catches your eye.

Contest ends 5/07/10 10pm PST

Good Luck!

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DIY Wedding Favor Bags

Want to save on costs but also send your wedding guests home with a sweet treat? How about trying these DIY favor bags? With minimal effort {and a fabulous FREE template}, you can create these thoughtful treat bags to give your guests.

You’ll need:

Supplies
1. Scallop Cards from Paper-Source $6.50 for a 20 pack of cards
2. Lunch Bags
3. 1/8 in Ribbon $9.50 for 30 yards we used chartreuse
4. Eyelet Setter $4.50
5. Eyelets in Gravel $1.45 for 50
6. 1/8 Hole Punch

Instructions
1. Print out the Scallop Cards
2. Place Scallop Cards on the Lunch Bag
3. Punch holes through the card and bag at the same time
4. Place eyelets right side up and card right side down, use Eyelet Setter and a small hammer to set
5. Fill your goodie bags with yummy treats
6. Run 1/8 in Ribbon through the bag and card and tie

And you will have the most thoughtful favor bags!

Template and images via The Wedding Chicks

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Drink Me Tags: New Clever Collections

I have raved about these clever wine bottle tags before, but the gals over at Drink Me Tags have done it again. Coming out with two new collections, these wine bottle gift tags are equally cheeky and fun. Cleverly titled, The Harbor Collection and the Wineaux Collection, these bottle tags are sure to put a smile on the face of all your wine-adoring friends.

{above: The Harbor Collection}

These are my favorite three tags. Really? Need we say more? Oh- and at $2.25 each, we can all afford to drink more wine- fabulous!

Even better? Drink Me Tags are offer all of you 20% OFF of your purchase. Just use code “SIMPLE.”

You can see the entire collection of tags at http://www.DrinkMeTags.com.

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