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Etiquette for Alternative Wedding Registries

April 19, 2017

Whether or not and where to have their gift registries are two of the thousands of decisions that engaged couples need to make before their big day. There are some rather amazing gift-registry choices for couples today. Everything from mutual funds to island honeymoons can be tagged as gift possibilities. But what’s appropriate and how should guests be made aware of your gift suggestions?

Wedding Gift Table

The whole point of registries is to make gift selection convenient for guests, especially those who have little time for shopping or don’t know a couple’s tastes. Note the following: Continue Reading…

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Anniversary Party Etiquette

April 17, 2017

Parties are usually held for milestone anniversaries: first, tenth, fifteenth, twenty-fifth, fiftieth and seventy-fifth (congrats!).

The couple’s children and their families often host anniversary celebrations; however, it is perfectly fine for close friends to host and arrange the shindig; and many couples host their own parties (you certainly get exactly what you want that way!)50th Anniversary cake

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Business Birthday Etiquette

April 17, 2017

According to Peggy Post and Peter Post, co-authors of The Etiquette Advantage in Business, the following suggestions will help you when celebrating co-workers’ and clients’ birthdays.

If you have not recognized a colleague’s birthday in the past, consider doing so for a milestone birthday (we all know them! Thirty, forty, fifty, sixty-five).Business birthday gift

Two things determine the appropriateness of a business gift: its cost and how personal it is. It’s always safer to err on the less personal side. Some ideas for office gifts: food, a desk accessory (picture frame,) something related to the recipient’s hobby interest, or a book. And never spend more than you can afford, regardless of what others are doing.

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“Just Because” Gift Etiquette

April 14, 2017

We all have those moments of overwhelming appreciation for a friend, teacher or colleague; moments of intense love for our significant other, parent or child. Why do we wait for a birthday, anniversary or holiday to write a heartfelt note or give a gift? Why don’t we move on the moment and show our gratitude when we feel it…on a Tuesday?

Thank you gift

“Etiquette is about enhancing relationships,” said Peter Post, author of Essential Manners for Couples. “The status quo of a good relationship is always comforting – but every now and then, a pleasant curve ball is in order.” A surprise gift doesn’t have to coincide with any particular day and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Remember: gifts are about giving, not about value.

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Sending Gifts to the Military Overseas

March 13, 2017

No matter if they’re deployed for two months or two years, they are a family member or stranger, or they are in the U.S. Army or Marines – our service men and women are doing some of the hardest jobs imaginable. And while they’re overseas, they’re sure to miss the comforts of home from time to time. Since it can be hard to communicate via phone or video chat, a care package is a great way to stay connected and show your support.

Soldier Holding Son

Thanks to our international shipping, you can skip the post office and send everything you want to over 195 countries right from 1800Flowers.com. While specific products may be limited by the recipients location, here are some ideas of gifts you can send:

Salty Snack Baskets

If your special someone is a salt lover, send them a basket filled with snacks to satisfy their cravings including popcorn tins, nuts, chocolate covered pretzels and more. Plus, most of these gift baskets won’t spoil right away so they can be enjoyed for quite some time!

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The Guide To Business Gifting For The Holidays

December 4, 2016

The holidays should be a time of joy and celebration, but they can often come with stress and uncertainty when it comes to exchanging gifts at the office. It’s great to recognize the efforts of those who helped make your business a success over the past year, but where do you start? If you’re feeling generous and want to spread some cheer, here is a guide to business gifting for the holidays:

Before you can select a gift, you must first understand your company’s policy on gift giving. Staying within those parameters will help make your hunt for the perfect gift much easier. It’s also important to understand simple business etiquette when it comes to holiday gift giving. Avoid purchasing a gift that is too expensive and elaborate and not in line of your recipient’s interests, as your good intentions can be deemed inappropriate.

Gifts For Your Boss:

If you feel funny giving your boss a gift for the holidays–don’t worry–we’ve got you covered!

Holiday Gift Guide for Boss

How Much Should You Spend?

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Sweetest Day Gifts for Him and Her

October 12, 2016

Saturday, October 15th is Sweetest Day! Celebrated on the third Saturday of every October, the purpose of Sweetest Day is to do something thoughtful for important people in your life and express yourself romantically to the one’s you love. That said, what kind gestures do you have planned for this year? If you’re still looking for gift ideas for someone special, we’ve got you covered.

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Your Guide to Salutations and Complimentary Closings

October 11, 2016

Ever find yourself writing an email, a thank you letter, a birthday card or a congratulatory note and stop before you even have one word written down? Or maybe you’ve gotten through everything but feel stuck just as you’re about to end things. Depending on your relationship with the person you’re writing to, we know it can get tricky when deciding how you’ll address them at first and sign off at the end. But don’t worry – we’ve got a list of salutations and complimentary closings that you can refer to if you ever get stuck again!

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Teacher Appreciation: Gift Ideas to Celebrate Favorite Teachers

May 2, 2016

dog flowers for teacherEach day for the past few months, your child’s teacher has spent hours patiently instructing, guiding and assisting a classroom full of impressionable children. Whether it’s Teacher Appreciation Day or not, you may wonder how to say thank you to your child’s favorite teacher. Your gift should express the depth of gratitude that you feel for this teacher’s hard work and joyful spirit.

Teachers have very important jobs. Each day they shape the future of our world as they mold the minds of children. Choose a teacher appreciation gift that will touch the heart of your child’s teacher whether it is on the first day or last day of school, the teacher’s birthday or just because.

Consider Personal Interests

Ask your child if he or she is aware of any of the teacher’s personal interests. If a teacher demonstrates a special fondness for gardening, a gardening kit consisting of a pretty watering can, gloves and some seed packets would be appreciated. A teacher who loves to cook might enjoy a basket of unusual spices for use at home. A chocolate-loving teacher would likely savor a box of gourmet chocolates as a special treat. If your child’s teacher has an affinity for special kinds of tea, you could create a basket containing a variety of herbal teas, a jar of honey and a CD of relaxing music. Continue Reading…

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What To Get Mom For Her Birthday

March 14, 2016

We all have a few select people in our lives that we couldn’t live without, and though some of those people may differ from person to person, one thing we all have in common is our moms. As one of the most important women in the world to each and every one of us, it seems only natural that we treat her like a queen, especially on special occasions; after all, she did give us the gift of life!

Kids giving wrapped birthday gift to mom

For those of you who have a mom with a birthday coming up, we’re here to share some of our favorite gift ideas that you can give her in return for all she’s done: Continue Reading…