Archive for January, 2010

The Meaning Behind The Gifts

90845_chocolate_heartsThe tradition of giving gifts on Valentine’s Day has been popular since the fourteenth century, when lovers would send romantic letters and poems to each other. Today, there are a variety of gifts out there that you can send to the one you love. But what are the meanings behind the most common Valentine’s gifts? You don’t want to send the wrong message, so we’ve researched the secret messages behind your favorite romantic gifts!

Cards – The printed card is a modern twist on the classic love letter. Cards and suggested verses started to pop up around 1800 as an alternative for young lovers unable to compose a letter on their own. Today, the greeting card is a common and fun way to tell someone how you feel. Of course, it always helps to add a personal note to your card.

Roses – roses are probably the most popular Valentine gift. Each color has it’s own meaning:

  • Yellow – friendship and freedom, or congratulations.
  • Pink – love and friendship, though more platonic than red roses.
  • Red – the classic symbol of romantic love.
  • White – symbolic of truth and innocence, also a way to say “I miss you”.

Chocolates – The message here is pretty clear – you think your Valentine is as sweet as candy! Just be careful and make sure they actually like these sweet treats and don’t have any allergies!

Whatever the relationship, there are plenty of meaningful and fun ways to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day!

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Romantic Gifts For Every Personality

1129881_girls_heartsValentine’s Day gifts can be some of the most difficult gifts to buy. You want to find something that clearly shows your love, but you also don’t want to fall into the stereotypical romantic gifts. A gift from the heart should reflect the interests and the personality of the recipient. Even if it’s not traditionally “romantic”, it will be because it shows how well you know them! If you’re not sure what to get your sweetie this year, check out our guide to gifts for every personality!

The Adventurer – If they’re more into the great outdoors than cuddling on the couch, get them a gift that will get you both up and moving. Something silly like our Marshmallow Popper is a fun way to stay active and have fun!

The Guy’s Guy – If he loves football and hanging with the guys, get him a fun gift that he’ll want to use over and over. We love giving our favorite dudes board games and party games that he’ll love playing with his friends, and with you, like Farkel Party.

The Domestic Diva – The old saying is true – home is where the heart is. If your special lady is a homebody, give her a gift that will help decorate her favorite space. The love figurines by Willow Tree are the perfect addition to her home, and will be a constant reminder of your love.

The Trendsetter – She needs something that’s cutting edge, yet classic in style. A DaVinci bead bracelet or necklace is a stylish alternative to some other expensive bead brands. They’re fun, flirty and affordable!

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Sharing Precious Moments With Your Valentine

preciousmomentsOne of our favorite gifts to get and give has always been the Precious Moments line of figurines. There’s a Precious Moments for just about every occasion, especially for matters of the heart. These adorable little figurines capture all of love’s most precious moments, from the very first kiss all the way through the milestones of life.

New Love – Whether you’ve been together a few months or just a few days, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of new love. Everything is new and fresh and each day brings new joy as you continue to grow together and learn more about each other. Share that love and let them know how your heart has grown with them in your life. The “Your Love Makes My Heart Blossom” figurine captures a sweet moment in the lives of an adorable couple in love.

Wedding Bells – A wedding is such a special time in a couple’s life. If you know someone who’s getting ready to tie the knot, or even someone who just got married, why not commemorate their commitment with Precious Moments. Their sweet wedding figurines capture the love and joy of any wedding day.

As The Years Go On – The joy and magic of marriage doesn’t end on the wedding day, but grows stronger as the years unfold. Celebrate your milestones with Precious Moments anniversary figurines. You can see the love deepen as they experience life’s joys and sorrow together.

One of our favorite gifts to get and give has always been the Precious Moments line of figurines. There’s a Precious Moments for just about every occasion, especially for matters of the heart. These adorable little figurines capture all of love’s most precious moments, from the very first kiss all the way through the milestones of life.

New Love – Whether you’ve been together a few months or just a few days, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of new love. Everything is new and fresh and each day brings new joy as you continue to grow together and learn more about each other. Share that love and let them know how your heart has grown with them in your life. The “Your Love Makes My Heart Blossom” figurine captures a sweet moment in the lives of an adorable couple in love.

Wedding Bells – A wedding is such a special time in a couple’s life. If you know someone who’s getting ready to tie the knot, or even someone who just got married, why not commemorate their commitment with Precious Moments. Their sweet wedding figurines capture the love and joy of any wedding day.

As The Years Go On – The joy and magic of marriage doesn’t end on the wedding day, but grows stronger as the years unfold. Celebrate your milestones with Precious Moments anniversary figurines. You can see the love deepen as they experience life’s joys and sorrow together.

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Have Fun at Gymbo’s Webkinz Blog!

It’s no secret about how much we love Webkinz. They’re not only adorable plush toys, but they all contain a secret code that opens up a world of so much fun! We came across Gymbo’s Webkinz Blog, where they talk only about Webkinz and the fun inside Webkinz World.

We know you’ve always wondered what the online Webkinz World is all about, and Gymbo’s Webkinz World gives you such a fun glimpse inside. Not that you needed any convincing on whether to purchase a Webkinz, of course. We hope you’ll visit Gymbo’s Webkinz World and tell them all of us from Coppin’s Gifts said hello!

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Some New Twists On Valentine’s Day Favorites

heartsIt seems like we’re just starting to recover from Christmas, but now Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re tired of giving the same old gifts and really want to WOW the special person in your life this year, now is the time to start brainstorming the perfect gift.

While we love a lot of the traditional symbols of love that surround Valentine’s Day, sometimes it’s fun to turn tradition on it’s ear and look for new ways to gift old favorites.

Flowers – Instead of the dozen roses that you usually send, why not get a gift that will last? You can buy, or even make, dozens of carved wooden roses, or even flowers make from pretty colored paper. Not only will they last longer, so your beloved can hold on to them for years to come, but they’ll also be so unique everyone will want to know how she got them.

Chocolates – The traditional heart shaped box of chocolates has long been a popular Valentine’s gift. If you’re not a big fan of candy, why not switch this one around with a box full of their favorite treat? You can fill a heart shaped box with trail mix, popcorn, dried fruits or any other snack and let them nosh on something they actually wanted!

Jewelry – Some people will tell you nothing less than diamonds will do, but we think there are a lot of lovely alternatives! Give them a starter bracelet and a few DaVinci beads with their birthstones or favorite animals. It will be personalized just for them and you can continue to build on it over the years!

It seems like we’re just starting to recover from Christmas, but now Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re tired of giving the same old gifts and really want to WOW the special person in your life this year, now is the time to start brainstorming the perfect gift.

While we love a lot of the traditional symbols of love that surround Valentine’s Day, sometimes it’s fun to turn tradition on it’s ear and look for new ways to gift old favorites.

Flowers – Instead of the dozen roses that you usually send, why not get a gift that will last? You can buy, or even make, dozens of carved wooden roses, or even flowers make from pretty colored paper. Not only will they last longer, so your beloved can hold on to them for years to come, but they’ll also be so unique everyone will want to know how she got them.

Chocolates – The traditional heart shaped box of chocolates has long been a popular Valentine’s gift. If you’re not a big fan of candy, why not switch this one around with a box full of their favorite treat? You can fill a heart shaped box with trail mix, popcorn, dried fruits or any other snack and let them nosh on something they actually wanted!

Jewelry – Some people will tell you nothing less than diamonds will do, but we think there are a lot of lovely alternatives! Give them a starter bracelet and a few DaVinci beads with their birthstones or favorite animals. It will be personalized just for them and you can continue to build on it over the years!

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