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    Christmas Gift Guide

    Wow Gifts for Guys!

    Wow Gifts for Guys!

    WOW Gifts for Guys!

    Shopping for men is HARD…let’s face it.  What do you get the guy that has everything? Socks, T-Shirts, and Underwear just do not have the WOW factor we want as gift-givers when opened on Christmas morning.  We’ve created a list of our top WOW gifts for the adult guys this year.

    Personalized Dopp Kit

    This isn’t any Dopp Kit.  It has pockets upon pockets to keep everything in its place while traveling.  His deodorant will no longer be rubbing up against his toothbrush.  

    Men'ts Dopp Kit

    Wireless Bamboo Charger

    He will never have to ask where his phone charger cord is again.  His name can literally be engraved on his Wireless Charger.  You are really giving him peace of mind with this gift. Just imagine if every guy in your house had one of their own.  No more fighting over charger cords. This is a must-have in stockings this year. 

    Wireless Bamboo Charger

    Cigar Case & Bottle Opener

    If he enjoys a good cigar from time to time, he will love a personalized Cigar Case. Combo this gift with a coordinating Bottle Opener.  Grab a few of his favorite cigars and his favorite bottled beverage and this gift set will surprise and delight. 

    Cigar Cases and Bottle Openers

    Slim Can Koozies

    It will keep his favorite canned beverage nice and cold.  Personalize a Slim Can Koozie for him and then wrap a case of his favorite drinks.  

     

    Slim Can Koozies

    Catch-All Trays

    These really should be called “Empty Your Pockets Here” trays. They are the perfect place for all the pocket change, tools, pens, keys, and wallets.  If it goes in the tray, it will be there the next morning…right he put all his things. You are really giving yourself a gift of not having to help him look for things.  Hint hint!

    Catch-All Trays

    Grey Canvas Weekender Bag


    Get him out of the habit of always packing in an old duffle.  This gift is great for guys of all ages.  The Weekender Bag is made of sturdy canvas and will last for years to come.  

    Grey Weekender Bag

    Visit our website at www.initaloutfitters.com for more gift ideas for everyone on your list this year.

     

     

     

     

    Personalized Gifts Under $25

    Personalized Gifts Under $25

    Gifts mean more when they are personalized…and let’s face it they won’t be re-gifted.  Personalized gifts do not have to break the bank.  Here are our recommendations for our favorite personalized gifts under $25.  So, get out your list and start checking it off. 

    For him or her…

    It’s always nice when you find a gift that is perfect for both men and women.  Our top 3 include  personalized mugs, catch-all trays, and wireless phone chargers.  Any of these gifts will be put to good use and be appreciated. 

    Gifts for Him or Her

     Just for her…

    A girl who loves a messy bun will love even more that she can have a messy bun and wear a beanie too.  Ponytail beanies give her the best of both worlds.  Wine is always a great gift especially when accompanied by a personalized tumbler Choose one that fits her personality. Jewelry is always a go-to gift for girls.  The Brighter Day necklace can be worn two ways…personalized or non-personalized… allowing her to choose if she wants to show off her initial.

    Just for her

    Just for him…

    What do you get for the guy that is hard to buy for?  Here are two options that we love.  The stainless-steel pocketknife is a keepsake he will keep forever.  Up to 12 characters can be engraved so we would suggest sayings like Love Always, For Dad, Best Uncle Ever or Best Man if you wanted to choose something else other than his initials.  The Leatherette Bottle opener is a gift that will be used again…and again…and again…sometimes on the same day.  The opener fits easily in his pocket so he can be of service whenever a buddy is in need.

    Men's Gifts

    For the person who uses bags…

     A tote bag makes a great gift for teachers. They always get things with apples on them.  Break tradition and check out these personalized tote bags in fun colors and patterns.  For the concert goer or sports fan, most venues require a bag to be clear. Personalize a Stadium Bag just for them.  The Luxe Folder Clutch doubles as a cross-body or a clutch.  It’s perfect for the lady on the go.

    Personalized Bags 

    Shopping just got a whole lot easier.  Shop all gifts under $25 at  initialoutfitters.com .

    Top Gifts for The Women on Your List

    Top Gifts for The Women on Your List

    Gift-giving can be stressful.  What do you get for the person who has everything?  How will I know what they like or what they need? The gift I want to give is out of my budget.  I don’t have the time to go shop.  I’m not the DIY type but I want to give gifts that are unique and meaningful. All of these can take the joy out of gift-giving.  It is true that it is better to give than to receive, especially when you see the utter joy and excitement on the recipient’s face.

    We’ve created a no-stress gift-giving guide to help you with your Christmas List. Let’s start with the gals.  Sit back, grab a pen, and start making your to-buy-for list. Here is a list of ladies that you potentially need to buy for to get you started: Mom(s), Daughter(s), Daughter(s)-in-Law, Sister(s), Grandmother(s), Aunt(s), Niece(s), Best Friend(s), Best Work Friend(s), Daughter’s Best Friend(s), Son’s Girlfriend, Neighbor(s), Secret Santa.  

    If they are between the ages of 13 and 35, chances are they spend most of their days in comfy oversized tops with leggings.  Give them what they LOVE and make it personalized...Monogrammed Leggings.  PJ’s are also an easy go-to gift that all girls adore but remember to make them monogrammed.  Our go to set is the Grey Ruffle pajamas.  Add a personalized pillowcase and you have a gift that will give sweet dream.

    If they LOVE handbags, here are two that are both chic and functional.  Ladies of all ages want that combo in a bag they carry.  The Brooke Backpack is perfect for a busy woman on the go. With several divided compartments and pockets, there is always a place for everything. The Guitar Strap handbags features a large open compartment, big enough for all the necessities.  It can be worn as a cross-body so it’s perfect for the gal who likes to go out.  Don’t forget to grab a personalized wallet for a complete set.  CLICK HERE to shop all our monogrammed handbags.

    Handbags

    Do you have a girl on your list that LOVES make-up?  Of course you do, so gift her with something she can use to easily keep her daily face routine organized.  The Milan Cosmetic bags are the perfect cosmetic train case.

    Milan Collection

    Gals LOVE jewelry but sometimes it can be tricky to choose a piece for someone else.  Jewelry is a personal statement.  Some people like simple, classic pieces and others like big bold accessories. We’ve pulled together a list of jewelry that will make any personality smile.

    Chunky chains and layers are the style for those on your list who love to make an entrance.  Our recommendation is an-easy-to wear long, monogrammed necklace with matching statement earrings, like our Be Fearless Necklace and Earrings If they like pieces with a little more artisan flare, consider the Ceseri Necklace and Penelope’s Pearl bracelet in one of our four vintage finishes. 

    Jewelry

    Classic Sterling Silver is the way to go for the lady who loves to keep her style simple.  This can be a little bit of a splurge gift. Sterling Silver, when taken care of properly, will last a lifetime. Who on your list are you splurging for this year? Maybe it’s even your own Merry Christmas to Me Present.  CLICK HERE to shop all Sterling Silver options.

    Classic Sterling Silver Jewelry

    Not sure of someone’s monogram? No worries.  The Acrylic Mini Me and the Sterling Silver Mini Me necklaces feature one initial in an oh-so-cute and trendy lowercase letter. 

    Mini me Necklaces 

     

    Is there someone on your list who just bought or remodeled a house?  Help them decorate by adding personalized touches.  A Mason Jar Vase can be used for floral arrangements or candles.  You could also choose to give them a matching dish drying and floor mat set.

    Dish Mat and Vase

     And finally, you probably have ladies on your list that you just want to give a little something to that shows thought and personality. Non-personalized bracelets and earrings are amazing items to keep in your gift closet.  They also make the PERFECT stocking stuffers.  Here are ideas. You can shop more options HERE.

    Stocking Stuffers

    Enjoy gift shopping this year knowing that she will absolutely love the gift.  Stay tuned for more gift ideas for men!

    Tips For Baking Cookies for Santa

    Tips For Baking Cookies for Santa

    There is just something about baking cookies for Santa that you never get too old for.  The anticipation of his big visit mixed with all the warm smells of sugar baking fills us with excitement. So how do you make the perfect cookies for Santa?  By also making memories!

    Step One

    You need the right gear. Aprons are a must, but they are always better if they are festive and full of Christmas cheer. 

    Step Two

    Make sure to have a cutting board close by to place the cookie dough on before transferring them to the cookie sheet.

    Step Three

    Always make sure to test the cookies before leaving them for Santa.  You will need a glass of cold milk or hot cocoa to wash them down.

    Step Four

    Santa’s cookies must be placed in a special place when he arrives.  You want to make sure they are easy for him to find. 

    Santa's Favorite Cookie Recipe

    Shhhhh don’t tell. Santa’s favorite cookies are the Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Go grab a bag of Nestle Toll House Morsels and you are all set to start baking.

    Create Memories Through Personalized Ornaments This Christmas

    Create Memories Through Personalized Ornaments This Christmas

    Some people are absolute Christmas decorating fanatics.  They decorate every nook of the house with tinsel and garland.  Others prefer a nice, simple approach to Christmas.  Whatever your style, the decorations that are always the favorites are the ones that hold the most memories.  Personalized Ornaments are a great way to commemorate a year and create a snapshot in time. Here are some suggestions.

    Family Memory Ornaments are a must have on your tree.  Choose an ornament that represents the entire family, or everyone can get their own.  Using a sharpie write a memory from that year on the back of the ornament.  As you decorate each year, the memories written on these ornaments will fill you with love and laughter.

    A picture is a captured memory!  Create your own custom picture ornament by uploading your own photo.

    Do you have an athlete in the house? Personalize the sports ornament with his name and year.  Take a sharpie and have him write his jersey number and name on the back of the ornament.  You now have something that represents his interests that year and his handwriting.

    What about a ballerina?  Ask for her autograph on the back of the ornament to remember just how little she was that year.

    Fur Babies must be represented as well.  Show your love for your pets on your tree.

    Did you move into a new house this year or maybe you know someone who has?  Whether you are gifting it or getting it for yourself, years from now this ornament can remind you of the journey you have been on.

    Don't forget to give a memory as well.  Ornaments make perfect teacher gifts. Have you child write a special message to the their teacher on the back and years from now the teacher will remember your precious little one!

    Create memories that will last beyond just this Christmas.  You can see all our personalized ornament designs by CLICKING HERE.