Monday, 9 January 2017 15:54:13
The 14th February. Everyone knows what celebration event is held on this date in the UK and in many other countries around the world. If you don’t, well, you might be living under a rock?! Valentine’s Day first came into popularity through the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recognised this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day. In more recent times, it has become more associated with romance and a time for husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends and lovers to show their affection for one another.
Buying gifts for women is a lot easier on Valentine’s Day, since you can’t go too far wrong with chocolates, flowers and/or jewellery. You could also take her out for a meal to celebrate the special day and your love for one another. However, what do you get men?
Here are some of our top tips for shopping for Valentine’s gifts for men; whether that man is a boyfriend, husband or a friend!Read More
Tuesday, 6 December 2016 08:25:41
A Bridesmaid has a really important function in any wedding. She is there as a personal assistant to the bride, helping her make decisions, keeping her calm, organising baby showers, helping the bride say ‘yes’ to the right dress, making sure the brides hen party goes off with a memorable and celebratory bang and that the bride gets to the church on time on the actual wedding day.
There is a great deal of responsibility involved in being a bridesmaid. It could involve hours of organisation as an event planner, as a chauffeur, as the go between for the flowers, for the decorations, wedding themes, menu planning, cake tasting and if you are the head bridesmaid its persuading all the other bridesmaids that the brides choice for the bridesmaids dresses is not a disaster and it will all look beautiful on the day. Just thinking about all those things makes you wonder why anyone would want that particular job. It’s hard to imagine anyone who would say no to this job, because it’s a real honour to be asked.Read More
Thursday, 1 December 2016 11:06:03
That wonderful time called Christmas is here again! For all the joy, cheer and celebration it brings, for some of you out there, it may come with the tiniest bit of dread because the question in your mind might be “What Christmas Gifts for Her can I possibly buy?”
If you buy her perfume, it’s probably what many other people will buy her and the one you get will very possibly not be the one she wants, unless you ask her and in that case where’s the mystery in that?
When you buy Christmas gifts for her, don’t you hope that it will bring a smile to her face? So what are the ingredients to the perfect Christmas presents for someone who is particularly special to you.
Psychologists say something sentimental would be a good idea, something that acts as a memory of a special time or event, something which reminds her that you love her and that to you she is the most remarkable human being alive. Now what woman could resist a gift that says and does all of that? But the real question of course is, what is there out there that can do that?Read More
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:57:43
It’s Black Friday 2016! We at GiftsOnLine4u hoped to understand what Black Friday was all about. Well not surprisingly like Halloween it’s another American import. It’s been around apparently since the 1930’s and is traditionally considered the first official Christmas Shopping day. It’s a Friday because it is always the day after the fourth Thursday in the month of November (Thanksgiving Day).
Now surely the first official shopping day of Christmas should be called something less gloomy, don’t you think? So why is it black and not white, or pink or red or something more joyous in keeping with the sentiments of the season? Apparently, it has something to do with the origin of the event causing chaos in one of the cities of the USA. Our research indicates that it might have been Philadelphia but can we really be sure about that? It is black because that’s how it was reported in the media of the day.
So it seems we in the UK, as the special friendship with our cousins across the pond calls for, have welcomed this American invention with the usual enthusiasm it deserves. What better way to kick off black Friday online shopping AKA, the first official shopping day of Christmas then by shopping for the unique and the bespoke. What could be more unique or more bespoke or more special than personalised gifts or engraved gifts? Well we at GiftOnLine4u believe that any gift that’s given with your sentiments and heartfelt wishes of love and best wishes cannot be talked about enough and since it is a time for those who mean so much to us, the opportunity to bring smiles to the faces of those who mean so much to us is never more important than now.Read More
Friday, 18 November 2016 13:08:50
Wrist watches have, for some time, due to the advent of the mobile phone lost their appeal but these beautiful time pieces haven’t stayed down for long and now are experiencing a resurgence. GiftsOnLine4u.com has a selection of wrist watches which we can now offer you and so we thought that for those who may be interested we could share a little background.
There are conflicting stories about how the wrist watch came into existence, there are those whoclaim that the first ever wrist watch was made for the Queen of Naples in 1810 and others claim thatthe first wrist watch was made much later for a countess in Hungary in 1868 by a Swiss watch maker.We think that these recollections are probably inaccurate because there is some information whichdates wrist watches as far back as 1571, when they were referred to as arm watches.
It seems that wrist watches were worn more by women than by men, who seemed to prefer pocketwatches, but the reason why women favoured the wrist watch was because it could be worndecoratively like jewellery and so they were seen more as bracelets rather than as a means by whichto tell the time.Read More
Thursday, 10 November 2016 13:50:57
What are personalised champagne flutes? Well, basically what it says on the tin… They are glasses which have been made especially for drinking champagne out of. The cup is a tulip shape and there is a stem where the glass should be held and they are personalised, generally, on one side of the cup with an engraved message that is etched into the glass to leave a great finish. Sometimes, for a better lasting finish, the cup can be laser engraved, which makes the engravement stand out even more.
Champagne is highly associated with prestige, luxury and celebrations and as such, champagne glasses come hand in hand for adding an elegant touch to the celebration – how else are you going to drink the bubbles?! Whether it be a wedding, a birthday, an anniversary or a Christmas party, get some personalised champagne flutes to add an extra special touch of elegance.
If it's a birthday party, why not personalise the glasses to say something like: 'To toast the 30th Birthday of NAME' and for an anniversary celebration or party, you could add 'To celebrate the 20th Wedding Anniversary of NAME and NAME' perhaps? If you'd like to go one step further, maybe at a wedding, which is a rather big event, why not add the name of each individual guest onto their own individual glass as well, which could also double as a wedding favour, which will almost certainly be appreciated? The message you could add to engraved champagne flutes for weddings, for example, could be:Read More
Thursday, 3 November 2016 11:45:49
I often have so many problems at Christmas time when it comes to shopping for my loved ones. In fact, it’s sometimes so stressful because quite often friends and family can buy what they want themselves and they have the things they could want and need.
Tip 1: Relate It To Their Interests
What are their hobbies or interests? Normally, if you think about their interests, you will be able to find and give them something that will be suited to them. Perhaps break it down into the following categories and then sub categories, or even consider your own:
Tip 2: Personalise it!
Okay, so they have everything they could possibly want or need. However, generally, people won’t buy themselves something personalised so once you’ve narrowed down the category and the sub-category of Christmas gifts that you are interested in looking at, it’s worth looking for gift that you can add a personalised touch to. For example, rather than just buying a photo frame, go for personalised photo frames which allow you to add a message on to the top, bottom or at the top and bottom.Read More