Make Her Feel Like a Princess - Disney & Jewel

a perfect gift for your princess 

No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.
- Cinderella

The scent of mark. Jewel is the scent of a princess: fruits, lily, macchiato, caramel, and vanilla. (Contact me for a sample.) The spray is beautiful by itself, but pair it with Jewel body butter for the ultimate royal treatment. Disney princesses have the quintessential "princess" image, so a Disney princess bag would definitely be a cute way to gift wrap the Jewel set and to complete the perfect gift for a princess.


Always Be Together - Webcam and Friendship Bracelet

a perfect gift for the traveler

On game shows, some people will take the trip to France, but most people will take the washer dryer pair. 
- Chuck Palahniuk

This gift combination is a perfect way to say "I miss you." A friendship bracelet will always remind you of the person who gave it to you, and matching friendship bracelets can keep you "connected" to that other person even when you're apart. But your only image of each other doesn't have to be the bracelet; if you add a webcam, you can videochat and see each other too :) Just because you're far in distance doesn't mean you can't be close in heart. With this gift set, you can always be with those you love, even if you're an ocean away ♥ 



a perfect gift for someone stressed

. . . a super antioxidant-rich blend of açaí, goji, noni, and pomegranate, plus skin-nourishing shea butter and murumuru seedbutter.
- mark Free For All Fragrance-Free Body Lotion

Stuff a Build-A-Bear with your love and give it as a gift. Include the super antioxidant-rich mark. fragrance-free body lotion and the mark. body fragrance (watermelon is my favorite) for a cute gift set! This would make a great gift for someone who's stressed out and needs some time to relax. Encourage someone you love to take time to love themselves :)


Make Someone Smile with Cute Kittens

a perfect gift for those who love baby kittens

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
- Sigmund Freud

Check out these cute kitten items available through CafePress! A gift can be thoughtful and silly at the same time, and these kitten items are a perfect example of that. Life is short, so have fun, and make sure the ones you love are having fun too. Everyone loves cute kittens, right? Enjoy.


Share Your Fave Songs with a Mix Tape USB Drive

a perfect gift for the original

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.          - Aldous Huxley

Add a mix -- of your favorite songs, of classic love songs, of your friends' favorite songs, whatever -- to this mix tape USB drive. It's a bit more expensive than your regular mix CD (about $20), but the idea behind this product is really cute; plus, it's reminiscent of an actual old school mix tape. It would be an easy, personal gift, and a great way to give something you love to someone you love. Download some free singles for your mix tape from Napptunes.com.

Perpetual Kid (Mix Tape USB Drive)


Baby your Baby with a Bebi Monchhichi and Chocolate Orchid Body Butter

a perfect gift for your "baby"

- Pablo Casals

This gift set would be just under $15 (the Body Butter is $8, and the Monchhichi is $6.88). The "For You" Monchhichi is meant for Valentine's Day, which really means it's ideal for making someone feel special on any day of the year. Pairing the cute doll with Chocolate Orchid Body Butter makes this gift a perfect care package. Like the traditional box of chocolates, this chocolate body cream will indulge your senses; however, it will also soothe and nourish your skin with vitamins and conditioners. Whether the recipient is 4 or 94, this gift would be a great way to pamper someone.


Affordable Gifts!

I might delete this post soon because it's not my usual OCD-always-the-same-thing post about a gift idea. Anyway, pictured here is just a sample of the "Last Chance" section at mark.


Write it Down in a 5 Year Diary

a perfect gift for the nostalgic

Memory feeds imagination.
-Amy Tan

This 5 Year Diary makes a great gift for someone who likes to time travel (mentally). Each page has one date (month/day) for 5 different years. For example, the page for August 21 is divided into 5 sections; each section is labeled 20__. This setup allows you to see what you were doing on the same day years ago! The back of the diary also includes pages to record books you've read or places you've visited. The 5 Year Diary is also pretty small (less than 6.5 inches tall), so you can really take it anywhere. 

The Memory of a Warm Embrace - Sophistique Eau de Toilette Spray

a perfect gift for the big-hearted

An unexpected blend of sheer, precious lotus, basmati rice and golden amber wraps you in irresistible warmth, while orange blossom and ginger wood add a sophisticated femininity.
-mark. Sophistique Eau de Toilette Spray

I just recently discovered my new favorite scent (CLEAN Warm Cotton). To me, it smells like Snuggle fabric softener, a scent which takes me back to childhood. When I first smelled it, I realized that every other perfume I bought before that had only attracted me because of the interesting bottle. I should have been paying attention to the description of the scent; did it sound like something that would take me back in time to a moment I loved? It's true that when we smell something, the message is sent directly to our limbic system -- the emotional part of our brain. The key is to find a scent that takes you back to a great moment; that's the fragrance that will make you feel good. The combination of scents in the Sophistique Eau de Toilette Spray results in a warm, feminine fragrance; it just might be the fragrance that will unlock your memories of childhood. (I can hook you up with a sample.) This fragrance is only $24, and it comes with a free pair of Sophistique Hoop Earrings. It's a perfect fragrance gift because it's not overly priced, so you're paying for the pure scent -- and the nostalgia that comes with it.

Spell it Out with Personalized Engraved Jewelry

a perfect gift for lovers 

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
- David Viscott

Engraved jewelry is jewelry with a message. You can get very creative with it, but one of the most traditional ways to use engraved jewelry is as a symbol of love. A ring engraved with a simple "I love you" or "A+C" can show your commitment and devotion to your partner. But this gift can also be more complex; you can engrave a favorite saying, a poem, or even a photograph. However minimalistic or colorful, engraved jewelry is a perfect way to show your love.

Stay Beautiful Inside and Out with For Goodness Face Moisturizer

a perfect gift for the unselfish

. . . but it's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world.
American Beauty

I apologize for making this the second gift idea in a row that involves a mark. product, but I became a mark. representative because I'm a genuine fan of their products (and I can get a discount). Plus, where else can you find a moisturizer with blueberries and dark chocolate? The For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion is an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 30. And it's really never too early or too late to start protecting your skin, and with this moisturizer you can give the gift of chocolate without all the calories! This is the perfect gift for someone who spends time doing things for other people and never demands attention. Give this gift to show someone that you care -- and that she deserves to be cared about.

Spread Your Love with a Heart Locket Charm Bracelet

a perfect gift for those who have your heart

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
- Kay Knudsen

A piece of jewelry is always a nice gift, but it's better if it's meaningful. For my 18th birthday, my boyfriend wanted to give me his heart, so he got me a gold bracelet with a heart locket charm. It's perfect. I've recreated the same kind of bracelet here, but I tried to choose pieces that weren't ridiculously overpriced because it's the thought that counts. The mark. bracelets are only $14 for a dozen, which means you can create 12 different heart bracelets for the ones about whom you care. Because they have gold accents, you have the option to pair gold lockets with some of the bracelets and silver lockets with other ones. With this gift, everyone you love can have your heart :)


A New Perspective - Man's Search for Meaning

a perfect gift for anyone 

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. 
- Viktor E. Frankl 

A book that you've read and loved always makes a great gift. In my opinion, it's even better to give the copy that was read by you. Anyway, I chose this book for my first gift idea because I think it would really be a perfect gift for anyone. While Part II is more concerned with Frankl's school of thought entitled logotherapy, Part I is probably one of my favorite things I've read. In it, Frankl does not give the stereotypical saddening account of holocaust devastation. Instead, he brings hope into even the most horrific situations, showing that man has the ability to adjust to anything. He reminds us, in Nietzsche's words, that "he who has a why to live can bear with almost any how." This book has the potential to change the reader's way of viewing the world.

Thoughts 4 Gifts

The greatest gift that you can give to others is 
the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. 
- Brian Tracy

I'm basically starting this blog because I want to compile a list of ideas for thoughtful gifts. I'm sick of looking for gift ideas online and finding the same things over and over. I'm really against impersonal gifts. Who wants $20 in cash for their birthday anyway? I could give you that. And for that reason I think it's important to anticipate how the recipient will react before you ever choose a gift. Give from the heart, even if it's from the wallet too. If you love someone, give that person what you love.