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Hello! Hope it’s a beautiful day where you are and that you’ll find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special in your life. Giving and receiving gifts should be fun, rewarding and bring a smile to our face. We’d like to help you locate the perfect gift with helpful advice, time proven tips, and connect you with lots of options for unique, cool and quality gifts that fit all price ranges and budgets. Baslee Troutman wishing you healthy, happy and prosperous travels!



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See Our Helpful Gift Guide and Gift Giving tips below. You can quickly and easily shop, click and send gifts 24/7. Everyone is shopping on-line because it is convenient. You can literally choose from 100,000’s gift items. You can find the best price, and see all the sales and discounts immediately. You can use the retailer’s safe-checkout options. Be the first to see and know about new trends, colors, styles and gift products for people, occasions and holidays.

Click through to the gifts pages to see an incredible selection of gift ideas for your wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandma or husband, Dad, son, brother, grandpa or friends. Shopping for holiday and special occasion gifts couldn’t get any simpler for customers, employees, and co-workers or any other person you care about.



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Jewelry for Her
Jewelry   Rings Necklaces Earrings

Jewelry gifts are Hot this year and there are some must have pieces! Women love receiving jewelry and watches from just about anyone for all those special occasions like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Anniversary gifts, Birthdays, Child’s Birth and of course, all those life changing days that show our love, romance and special relationships. Here are some Top Picks for women’s jewelry with personalized gifts, gold, diamonds, gorgeous colorful gemstones, design your own bracelets, charms, necklaces, pendants, lockets, earrings, circle of life jewelry, journey pendants, stud earrings, heart-shaped pendants, hoop earrings and religious jewelry. We have gifts that are perfect for Wives, Girlfriends, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Grandma, and Friends. Click here to go to the Jewelry Necklaces Pendants Bracelets Earrings ideas page to see 100’s of gifts.



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Chocolate Lovers Gifts
Most Popular Sweet of All Time

Chocolate is a delicacy. Chocolate is my favorite sweet. We get fond recollections as chocolates sooth you while the sweet taste melts in your mouth and inspires your taste buds with delightfulness. Every time chocolate passes my lips and touches the tip of my tongue, I get this warm feeling and smile inside.  Chocolates exemplified the mind-body-food connection. Women know what it does and how it feels. It’s capturing a moment, like savoring some memory of love and pleasure and comfort. We do have an emotional attachment, a craving for it. We have a pressing desire chocolate gifts.  Love me with Chocolate, please! Click here to go to the Chocolate Lovers Gifts ideas.



Chocolate Lovers Gifts
Chocolate Gifts Holidays, Birthday Gifts for Her, Valentine’s Day




Fragrances Gifts Perfume
You Smell Good! Fragrances

Giving Fragrances and perfume is a personal gift that is warmly received if the right scent is chosen. Women wear fragrances because it affects mood, attraction, desirability, and because it elicits fond memories or out of gratitude for the person who gave it to them. It’s not just the scent, certain smells create psychological reactions. Young women and women in their twenties are inspired more by the media, singers, movie stars and their friends. Women in their 30s follow all the patterns and trends. By or after 40, women wear fragrances simply because they love the scent. Around 60 and after, they are more attentive to what other people like for them, and they will wear a fragrance because someone special gave it to them or because their daughter, spouse or friends say they like it. Believing that certain fragrances make us more attractive, sexy or desirable, it will have just that effect for us as we see that in ourselves. Scents bring us back to people. That is why many people wear fragrances similar to their mothers. Wearing perfume to lead others to remember you is believed and practiced by many. Pleasant smells seem to lead people to be nicer, whether its perfume or food smells. Click here to go to the Fragrances & Perfumes gift ideas page to see 100’s of gifts.  Click here to go to the Jewelry Necklaces Pendants Bracelets Earrings ideas page to see 100’s of gifts.



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Best Gift Ideas for Her

Gifts for Women
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her
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Choosing the Right Gift for Her

The all time favorite gifts for women are flowers, chocolates, fragrances and jewelry. Right there, you have an unlimited number of choices so it’s always nice to know a little more about what she likes.  Not a month goes by that we probably don’t have to buy a gift.

Do this Right Now:

Open your calendar on your phone or get your scheduling calendar. If you don’t have one yet, get on. Everyone needs memory joggers and we have all been caught short on time and money. This only takes about ½ hour right now and you’ll very thankful all year. Place personal gift dates and a 3 week reminder dates before the actual date in your calendar for the next year, (set it as a recurring appointment) on your calendar. After these dates are on your calendar, you are going to jot down ideas, notes or tips on those dates. Even the hardest to buy for person, always points out something they like during the year. Plus, this will give you time to ask people you don’t quite as well, what their interests are in your daily conversations with them. You’ll also be able to see how much you need to budget during the year, and in specific months, for the amount you will be budgeting.

Main Dates to set:

Wife’s Birthday, Anniversary, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Children’s Birthdays, Grandchildren’s birthdays, other birthdays that you celebrate and go to parties, Grandparent’s day, parent or children’s anniversaries if you celebrate them, Friends birthdays.

For work set these days:

Boss’ birthday, your assistant’s birthday, Professional Assistants Day, and any other close co-workers that you will be buying gifts for.

Think about any occasions that may be occurring in the next year:

Birthday’s of your children’s friends, Graduations, Weddings, Bridal showers, Baby births, Retirements, farewell to college, New home purchase, religious ceremonies, and national celebration days for professions like “National Nurses Week.”
We all know when Christmas, Easter and Back-to-School is, so we can make a plan in advance to shop throughout the year.
Pick up small gifts for unexpected birthdays, get well, someone gives you a gift and you want to reciprocate, thank you gifts, and thank you for your services (gifts for your the help).



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Gifts for Grandma, Gifts for Mom
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Floral Bouquets Sending Flowers
Sending Her Flowers

Time for some Flowers for her, and you need to know what the most popular colors of roses mean. Give her the right message by sending:
Red: The Red Rose is the universal sign of love. Your love is everlasting, enduring, and forever passionate.
White: Young love. It signifies innocence, purity, humility and serenity. The white rose is great for weddings, proms and other events where youth or innocence is being celebrated.
Dark Pink: You are grateful for her and appreciate her.
Yellow: Show her warmth and affection. You are happy with her. You are caring for her if she is down or sick.
Orange or Coral: You’re passionate about her. She excites you and you find her sexy. You are attracted and she is desirable.
Lilac and purple: Love at first site and you are enchanted.
Peach: If she has lost someone she loves.
You can Mix colors too. Try mixing red with white to express deep love but see them as being pure and having innocence



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Two Dozen Roses for Her
Send Her a Bouquet of Flowers




Wine Connoisseur gifts
Wine Gifts for the Holidays
Wine Gifts for Entertaining
Wine Gifts Baskets for Parties

Is she a Wine Lover or a wine Connoisseur! The ideal gifts for a wine lover is wine or a wine-related gift such as wine chillers, wine corks, cork holders, wine coasters, wine aerators, wine picnic baskets, wine charms, wine decanters, wine aprons and wine racks. Getting them their favorite type of wine for holidays, special occasions, or just to relax with friends is a treat. Unique wine gifts add zest to the party if you love to hosts parties or frequently etertain. Click here to go to the Wine gift ideas page to see 100’s of gifts. Click here to go to the Wine Collection Gifts ideas page to see 100’s of gift



Wine Connoisseur Gifts
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Coffee Lovers Gifts & Gift Baskets
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Looking for unique gifts for friends and family who love Coffee? These gifts are fun to receive and will give hours of relaxing, yet exhilarating enjoyment. There are now a wealth of studies and evidence now showing the health benefits of drinking coffee. Some good coffee gift options are:


Coffee Gifts & Coffee Gift Baskets
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Pampering Bath & Gift Baskets
Bath & Spa Baskets for Her


Two things that women love, is pampering and getting gifts. It’s time for some pampering. She’ll enjoy receiving a spa bath basket to spend well-deserved some time alone reveling in scented bubble baths, oils, bath soaps, face washes, body scrubs and lotions. Everything gets better when you’re able to completely relax, watch the scented candles flicker and then wrap yourself in a plush oversize towel or soft robe with new comfy slippers. There are many Relaxation gift sets, spa bath baskets, personalize bath gifts, retreat indulgence gifts, or even sets that come with eye pads, bath mitts, and eye sleep masks. There are unlimited variations. They are the perfect gift idea for mom, wife, girlfriend, sister, friend, grandma or any other woman on your gift list for Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Easter, Happy New Year, New Mom gifts, or Christmas.



Pampering Gift Baskets for Her
Bath & Spa Baskets Gifts for Her
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Best Gift Ideas for Her
Top Holiday Gifts for Women

Gifts for Mom
Jewelry Rings for Her
Necklaces Pendants
Bracelets Earrings

Fragrances Perfume gifts
Chocolate Lovers Gifts
Romance Love Sweetheart
Floral Arrangements Sending Flowers

Bath Spa Gifts
Wine Connoisseur gifts
Candy Gifts Sweets Desserts

Books Reading
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 Technology Electronics Videos

Wall Art Decor
Personalized Gifts
Gifts for Mom
Beauty & Spa
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Fashion Top Gifts for Her Purses
Bags and Handbags Gifts for Her




Choosing the Right Gift for Him

Men love getting gifts that relate to their hobbies, sports, leisure activities or ones that showcase their talents, skills or image such as Grilling, Team Sports or guys stuff that can enhance areas that they hang out. They like things they can use or put to good use such as gadgets, tools, and electronics. They want to show off their gifts. Sorry ladies but framed pictures and things like that, put them up as a gift to yourself, but guys just don’t have the same emotional reactions we do, even though they can be sentimental. If it moves, makes the right noise, has power, can be tweaked for performance, can go faster, harder or longer then you’re in the right ball game. Guy artwork for his relaxing areas, man cave, garage or shop is ok.

Does he love sports, fishing, gardening, hunting, gaming, watching movies, listening to music, cars or motorcycles? You can hit a homerun if you shop on-line to find a unique personal gift that fits what he enjoys doing. When you choose the right gift for a man, look at specialty stores that have gifts that can’t be found on the store shelves. Even something as simple as a watch has numerous possibilities such as sports watches, themed watches, military watches, and fancy pocket watches. Anything out of the ordinary will show that you spent the time and effort to find something that’s just right for them.



Grilling Gifts for Home
BBQ Gear for Him

He is the Grill Master

When you’re a Grill Master, you can never have enough grilling gear, equipment, sauces, or utensils. Whether you’re into weekend BBQs, outdoor entertaining, or a skilled smoker there are so many Grilling Master gifts that you will never run out of options. Find your Grill, Smoker, professional grill brushes, special Barbeque sauces and meat flavorings, aprons, grilling tools, condiment sets, barbeque recipe books, smoker chips to make tonight Grill Night and Thrill your Grill. Your friends and family will think it smells so good, and tastes excellent, but your Buddies will try to take over your grill once they see what you have. Show ‘em how it’s done.



Grilling gifts for Him
BBQ Grill Master Gifts for the Holidays




Tailgating Gear & Gifts
Tailgating Gear for Sporting Events


Tailgating at major sporting or racing events is a national pastime. It’s a time to be free spending time having fun with your family, friends and Bros. Give him a creative gift that will bring him lots of hooting and hollering attention. He’d love the drill blender, drink holders, portable outdoor kitchens, tailgating grills, grilling gear, coolers, kegerators, drink dispensers, propane generators, sun shades, sunglasses, hats, aprons, tailgating chairs, beverage tubs, grill lights, portable coolers, the outdoor games and many other gifts that tailgating enthusiasts would love.  Click here to go to the Tailgating Gifts & Gear  ideas page to see 100’s of gifts.



Tailgating gear & Gifts for Game Day
Tailgating Gifts for Him




Mugs Gifts for Him
Coffee Mugs for Dad Steins

Custom Men's Mugs & Gift Steins


Give him his very own mug that expresses his own style, ideas, occupation, humor, hobbies, team fans, quotes sayings or other newsworthy action. You can customize and personalize mugs. You can add your own picture or get a predesigned best seller. Baslee Troutman has mugs and many other gifts available with Redwood trees, autumn leaves, ocean driftwood among many other nature themes or you can see designs from 1000’s of other artists.



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Coffee Mugs for Dads
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Top Picks for Men’s Gifts

Gifts for MEN
Grilling Gifts BBQ Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor Entertaining Gifts
Bar Stuff Drinking Stuff

Wine Connoisseur
Man Cave Stuff His Room
Sports Gear Fitness

Electronics TVs Sound Systems
Movies Videos Gaming Systems
Geek Gadgets Binoculars
 Cameras Telescopes

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Tools Power Equipment
Hunting Fishing Camping

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How Many Gifts a Year do You Give?

That’s a lot of Gifts!! No wonder we have a hard time keeping up. I’ll bet once you start thinking about it and planning ahead that you’ll have several more items to add to your calendar dates that require gift purchasing.

Don’t reinvent the gift giving wheel. Old time favorite will still work, and when you come across something unique and different, buy several and put it in your gift stock. If you know what a person likes or their hobbies are, stick with that for multiple years. Usually you can come up with gifts related to their hobbies and they will love and appreciate them.

Jot Down Ideas and Keep an Eye Out Throughout the Year.

Jot down ideas or notes through the year as they mention things that they like or would love to have. Many people will drop hints because they do not know how to just come out and tell someone directly what they really want. But, they will get their feeling hurt later because you are suppose to pay attention and know these things. It’s human nature for people to think they made something clearer than they did at the time. Watch for their clues or hints, however subtle they are. We’ll tell you below how to illicit more information from them or ask them to provide you with the details of what they want. You’d be surprise as how well people will find the gift and tell you where to get it.

Shopping through the Year

If you know your mother-in-law loves lighthouses and that’s the theme in her guest bathroom, then when you are on vacation at the coast in June, you could pick up that blown glass lighthouse in a specialty gift store for her birthday in February. Note this on your calendar. Set aside a storage space in a closet or garage that you carefully pack and place in boxes the gifts you are holding for later. Put a note on the outside of the gift who it is for and what the occasion is. This allows you to find unique items, get them when you see them, and find the best price. You don’t have to buy something, or anything, just to get them a gift. This type of shopping removes the stress, urgency and feelings of obligation. It adds an element of fun and pleasure for knowing you have something special waiting for their special day. This changes everything. Getting a great gift for someone is fun and rewarding, the way it should be.

Asking Family or Friends to Find Out

Remember, unless they are able to casually find out what a person wants, along with the specifics, their idea of what was said or what may be like will be altered by their own style and likes. If you are going to ask for help, send a couple of options with them to see if they can find out what is preferred or ask enough questions to see how much the person you are buying for express their desire for the item they are telling you they would like.

What are their Hobbies, Sports, or Leisure Activities?

Talk with them about their Hobbies, Sports, Collectibles or Leisure Activities. You’ll learn everything you need to know about something they would love to have

Accessories that Compliment what they already have

Gifts that will have special meaning are ones that go with something that they already enjoy. If they enjoy outdoor entertaining, then shop for Grilling BBQ and Outdoor Living Entertaining gifts. This will fit into a category that you know they already love. If she loves Iris Flowers and you can see that they are not good at getting artwork on the wall, you can find beautiful Irises Photography printed on Art Paper Prints or Canvas prints.

A Get Your Gift Greeting Cards in advance.

Buy your Gift Greeting Cards in advance for the year. Baslee Troutman has a wonderful store on Zazzle that allow you to customize and personalize cards. You can add your own text or leave them blank to print or write in later. You’ll find custom greeting cards, color envelopes, cards seals and custom floral nature postage stamps for all occasions and seasons.

Buy what you are Comfortable with & can Afford

Gift buying can feel difficult at times. Some people love buying gifts and it comes natural, and others absolutely hate it as they look and look as the stress builds. We have all struggled with our assumption about how the recipient will respond and how much to spend. We don’t want to risk sending the wrong message about how much we care and what our feeling are.
Try not raising the bar too high because of assumed expectations. Give what feel comfortable to you and you can afford. Try very hard not to overspend to ‘gift-higher’ than what’s necessary because you think the hostess or recipient has high expectations. Give what you think they will enjoy, not to match what they have brought or the income level they have.

Do you have to Reciprocate when someone gives you a gift and you didn’t intend to get them one?

Gift giving isn’t always an even exchange, nor does it need to be matched. If you do not have a gift to reciprocate or don’t intend to give them one in exchange, then be prepared to graciously make them feel special for having been so generous and thoughtful. Just say thank you in person and send them a thank you note within a few weeks.



Reasonable Hostess gifts
Give the Party Hostess Chocolate Gifts


Reasonable Hostess gifts can include a box of truffles, a dessert from a bakery, a bottle of wine from a local winery, or something as personal as specialty insulated oven mitts that are designed to be given as a stand-alone gift. It doesn’t matter what you paid for them.




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