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Gift Giving Tip #2: The Element of Surprise

I’m going to tell you a BIG secret.  This is going to blow the lid right off of the gift industry.  Yup, this is up there with Santa and the Tooth Fairy. WANT TO KNOW THE SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL GIFT GIVING?   (Drum roll, please.)  It is the element of surprise. You know how the best joke […]

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Holiday Gift Giving: Secret #1 Revealed

Saying thank you isn’t rocket science.  Someone gives you their business….you thank them.  That pretty much sums it up in a nutshell.  BUT…. WHEN you say thank you totally changes the equation.  If you know us, you know that we are totally biased against the “D” month.  While we continue to send over a thousand […]

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Petey: Spreading fall holiday cheer everywhere he goes

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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Pickleball: Supply and Demand

I recently was introduced to pickleball.  It is often (not so jokingly) referred to as “old people’s tennis.”  In short, pickleball is played on a court slightly smaller than tennis, with a net slightly lower than in tennis, with a paddle larger than a ping pong one and balls slightly larger than wiffle balls.  I […]

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New Grandparents: Priceless!

Grandparents:  that super-special status achieved and reveled in when your kids are grown.  This major life stage transition makes people beam like almost no other!.  I am told by all of those close to me who have reached this point that it is THE most amazingly wonderful thing to happen since giving birth. (Even better […]

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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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