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Baby gifts: Sharing the joy of small bundles

Have you ever wondered why websites offering baby gifts specify “New Baby” gifts? I sure have! I mean, “new baby” as opposed to….what exactly? An old baby?  Smirk worthy, but slightly redundant. We design lots of adorable options for newborn bundles, we just avoid being redundant.  We’re pretty straightforward.  Our choices are: baby boy baskets […]

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You Take the Cake!

It’s Spring and things are soon to be blossoming here in South Jersey.  Is that true of your business also?  Are you blooming and booming?? This new dessert item is the perfect gift for this time of year!  The cake mix comes with its own spatula and the cake is baked RIGHT IN THE terra […]

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Gifts Outside the Basket

Sometimes an occasion calls for a gift other than snacks and treats.  Perhaps it could be IN ADDITION to the snacks, but at times, it IS the gift.  Either way, we offer a wide array of keepsake items to make an impact on special clients for special events. One of these gifts is available singly, […]

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Grandparents, Babies & Puppies…The Trifecta!

Baby gifts aren’t just for parents.  Lots of my friends have become grandparents in the past few years.  They revel in it…they kvell* about it…they cherish each and every moment.  Becoming a grandparent is a rite of passage unlike any other. So let’s celebrate it.  We have the perfect baby gift for Grandma and Grandpa […]

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Baby Gifts: Bundles of treats for bundles of joy

Want to make someone smile quickly?  Tell them about someone you both know who had a bouncing, healthy baby!  Little else makes people want to rush right out to buy baby gifts right away. Luckily….we deliver fast.  (Often, faster than the poor pregnant mom!) So what are our most popular baby gifts, you might ask? Regardless […]

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Holiday Gifts: brought to you by Petey

This is Petey, a Big Fluffy Dog Rescue animal who is neither big, nor fluffy, but he IS a dog so one out of three counts.  He used to come to the shop every day when he was my foster dog.  Petey moved on to his forever family and CLEARLY misses the hustle and bustle of […]

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Money on Honey: Bet on Us!

When my son was about 12 he lost a bet to me over a song.  I was trying to teach him a lesson about gambling so that he’d learn that he wasn’t ALWAYS going to win.  He still bets on poker and sports. But I got my kitchen floor washed for all those years until he left […]

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Welcoming new clients: the easy way or the hard way?

I’ve been ordering inventory for the upcoming holiday season.  Please do NOT tell my staff who are blissfully actually enjoying the sun and the warm weather unaware that my thoughts are with Thanksgiving, December and New Year’s.  Shhhhh! Of the 21 companies I’ve spoken with in the past 48 hours, I’ve had two decidedly different […]

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Eating Brownies and Changing Lives

Last week we told you about the Big Fluffy Wine Bottle Contest and our fundraising efforts.  They are still underway until 7/17 and we are SO grateful to those of you who have supported it so far.  Our give-back is extensive because we believe that without supporting the community, we HAVE no community. We are […]

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Jest Notes is going to the DOGS….pawsitively giving back!

      Many of you know that we feel VERY strongly  about supporting our clients’ causes.  Because we want to pay it forward a LOT, we donate baskets throughout the year for auctions, walks, golf outings and/or corporate events. We are always collecting “things”:  sheets for emergency veterinary practices, blankets for animal shelters, food […]

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