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February 2008

NEW! Inspirational Mom Necklace


Contemporary, yet understated these engraved charms lay beautifully against your neckline. Attached by a 16" black cord necklace, with 2" link extender, 3 engraved charms will remind mom just how you feel. Great for new moms, Mother's Day, Anniversary, Birthday, Christmas, Easter or any special occasion that you want to treat Mom to something unique and special.

New! Renaissance Red Heart Bracelet


As promised, we are launching our new line of upscale jewelry. Over the next few days look for new and exciting vintage look jewelry items. All stunning and ready to ship to your gift recipient.

Take a look at our new Renaissance Red Heart Bracelet for example. Can't you just imagine this knockout of a bracelet on Lady Guinevere's wrist as she strolls through Camelot? It has an air of mystery, vintage style and of course it exudes love in its many dimensions. Made from Rhodium, Marcasite & Red Crystal your lady love will be captivated by its fine detail and charm.

Gifts Shipping to APO or FPO Addresses


The web site is chock full of wonderful gifts to send and the majority of the items shown can be shipped to APO/FPO addresses. Since we began online in 1998 we have been shipping to military addresses all around the world. You can feel confidant that when you place an order for your gift recipient and it is going to a military address that it will be shipped promptly and with the utmost care.

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary online we announced yesterday that we will be offering savings on a select few items throughout the year. With that in mind we are happy to announce that all orders going to military addresses will receive free USPS priority mail shipping! Offer good from February 29, 2008 until midnight on March 2, 2008. This is for new orders only, and only orders shipping to military addresses – APO/FPO. Please place your order as normal and we will adjust your order accordingly during our final processing. It is our way of saying thank you for all of the patronage we have been shown from our customers who are serving in the military. We would also like to thank all the families who sacrifice so much.

Anniversary Savings

As a way of saying thank you to all of our customers we will be offering special pricing on select items to celebrate our 10th Anniversary online! With that in mind, take advantage of great savings on our silver or gold plated fortune cookies. Regularly $19.95 - anniversary sale price only $14.95. Good while sale quantities last. Our silver and gold plated fortune cookies are a best selling item and make a perfect gift to send, along with your own custom fortune, for an anniversary, wedding, engagement, retirement, thank you or birthday. Additional gift upgrades are also available.

  • quote of the day: Happy Is The Man Who Learns From Others But Trusts In Himself – Author – Arlene Brown

  • Introducing-The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg


    We are delighted to be offering our customers the "finest peanuts in the world". The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg boasts a wide variety of nuts and confections to satisfy even the most discriminating of tastes! These are not your typical off the store shelf nuts and confections. In addition we are also pleased to announce the addition of the Paula Deen line of cookies and other tasty treats. You might know Paula from her hit Food Network show "Paula's Home Cooking". Look for the launch of the product line over the next few weeks. They make perfect Father's Day, shower, gifts for him,gifts for her and wedding gift basket additions.

  • Quote of the day - There’s nothing like unrequited love to take all the flavor out of a peanut butter sandwich – Charlie Brown

  • Meet The Designer - Fran Pearlman

    Meet Fran Pearlman. Fran has been designing, amongst her many other accomplishments, unique and very upscale Mazel Tov wedding keepsakes for over 20 years. “For years, a light bulb was put into a napkin for the groom to break, or a wine glass in a napkin, but I thought it needed something of substance, that could also be a keepsake” Fran explained.

    Here at we are delighted to highlight The Mazel Tov Wedding Pillow keepsake which can also be used as a ring pillow. Available in a wide range of colors to suit your wedding color palette, Fran actually hand paints each keepsake! Each Mazel Tov keepsake is personalized with the names of the bride and groom, the wedding date, and includes a sealed wine glass to be broken by the groom at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony. Available in white or Ivory satin, this custom made pillow measures 7” x 10” (plus a 3” lace border which is optional). Decorative trims enhance the “Mazel Tov” pillow, and as mentioned earlier, colors can be ordered to match the wedding or can be made in the traditional silver, white and blue metallic jacquard binding. Perfect for an engagement or bridal shower gift! Allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

    NEW! Winerd Game


    Like board games? Like wine? The Winerd game is the perfect way to turn your passion for wine into laugher with friends! Creator Tamara Leigh Murphy paired fun wine trivia questions with an innovative spin on blind tasting to create a board game that is a HUGE hit.

    Includes - game board, almost 300 fun and interesting Question and Answer cards relating to just about every aspect of wine, 12 Bonus-Challenge cards, 4 custom synthetic cork playing pieces and Notepad.

    Quote of the day:

  • Love, like fine wine, only gets better with age...Author - Arlene Brown

  • New Wedding and Bridal Section

    An all new bridal and wedding section on the web site is set to launch this week. This will include re-indexed pages to make browsing easier. Also added are new wedding ceremony, reception and honeymoon gifts and ideas. New anniversary gifts for 25th, 50th and 5 year anniversaries are expected to be in and added to the site in the next 2-3 weeks.

    Time frames for all personalized gifts is now 2-3 business days from placement of your order, unless otherwise noted on the product page. Please keep this in mind if shipping within a time frame that is close to the date you order. Non personalized in stock gift orders ship in 1-2 business days unless you choose next day air. If we have the order by 9am/CST M-F it will ship same day. If you ever have questions regarding the placement of your gift order and its approximate delivery time please either email us or call us toll free at 800-747-8304. Tracking numbers are sent to you via as soon as the number is released.

    Also a big thank you to all of our vendors and friends who are aware of Mikes health and have sent their kind words and well wishes his way. We really appreciate you, it means a lot.

    Quote of the Day:

  • You are responsible for what you have learned in life. Once you are aware but do nothing is just as bad as turning your back on yourself and others - Annoymous

  • Friendships and New Ideas

    About 35-36 years ago, when I was just a kid we moved to a Chicago suburb. There I was blest to have met what has become a life long friend. As we grew our friendship grew as well. In a blink of an eye Laura was off to college and I moved out of my family home and was on my own. Laura and I would lose touch for periods of time but would always find our way back to each other. I was there for her during some very rough spots in her life and she has always been there for me. We have shared so many things and now we will both be contributing to a new web site concept that we are both thrilled about. It has been in the works for quite sometime and will be launched in early 2009 if not before. So keep checking the gift gab for more information about the launch. Our other new sites, that the Kemper Lake Group is developing , are still under construction and are set to launch in the spring.

    Quote of the day:

  • What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. – Aristotle