WIN “Zeus the Mighty” Prize Pack from National Geographic Kids Books #HolidayGiftGuide

Looking for a great gift for the kids this holiday season? Check out Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleasby Crispin Boyer (ages 8-12, hardcover,  $12.99) This book introduces readers to the Mount Olympus Pet Center in Athens … Georgia, where Zeus the Mighty (an adorable hamster) rules over a crew of cute critters, all named after (and believing themselves to be) Greek gods and goddesses. By day, Zeus — a tiny, overconfident hamster with a mighty appetite for power — and his gaggle of gods run on their exercise wheels and take catnaps. But at night these fearless furry friends bravely take on legendary mythological quests! In the series’ first thrilling adventure, Zeus the Mighty has one giant task in front of him: to find the “golden fleas” so he can solidify his position as “king of the gods.”
 
Get ready to laugh, cheer, and learn with this adorable and quirky cast of characters in their unforgettable first adventure — a reimagining of the tale of the Golden Fleece. Click here to view the fantastic book trailer. 

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Best of Pokemon For Your Collector #HolidayGiftGuide

Looking for some great new toys for your Pokemon fans? Check out these fun options.

POKEMON TAG TEAM MINI TINS

Two Pokémon can be stronger when they join forces, as you’re bound to learn after getting your hands on these new TAG TEAM cards. A TAG TEAM can be stronger than a Pokémon battling solo. Choose from three strong duos—Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, Eevee & Snorlax-GX, or Celebi & Venusaur-GX—in the Pokémon Trading Card Game: TAG TEAM Tin. Each of these fantastic tins contains an amazing pair of Pokémon who work together perfectly as a team—with a GX attack that can leave opponents in the dust. Each tin comes with;

    • 1 of 3 foil TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX with special art: Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, Eevee & Snorlax-GX, or Celebi & Venusaur-GX
    • Pokémon TCG booster packs
    • 1 metal TAG TEAM GX marker
    • A code card to unlock a playable deck in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

My Partner Pikachu

Engage with Pikachu like never before. My Partner Pikachu features 3 touch sensors that let you and Pikachu communicate in a new and fun way. Watch Pikachu’s arms and ears move, his cheeks and tail light up or hear one of his iconic Pikachu expressions or sound effects. 2 modes of play create over 100 interactions along with 20 sounds and expressions for you to experience. Gotta Catch ‘Em All!™SRP: $19.99, for ages 4+
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Great Gift Ideas For The Kids #GiftGuide

Looking for a great toy for the kids that won’t break the bank? We are HUGE fans of Stikbot over here, and have been from the start. They are great for imaginative play, as well as getting kids to get off their gaming consoles now and then. This does require tech, but the use of their minds and imaginations as well as learning a new skill set means it’s not just another useless, mindless, brain numbing app or game- it’s actually pretty cool and gives them something positive to be doing. Not to mention? Kids love, love these.

KlikBots is a line of collectible action figures that kids can use to create their very own stop-motion videos. With their interchangeable pieces, articulating limbs, and action accessories, KlikBots are ready to travel the universe and go on any adventure you can imagine.
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Looking for CBD and Hemp Tinctures and Products? #GiftGuide #MadeInTheUSA

cbd cream

Let me introduce Extract Labs out of Boulder, CO. They make an amazing selection of exceptionally pure Hemp Tinctures that are the highest quality, but offered at the lowest price points possible since the company keeps every step of production in-house. Yes, they are made here in the USA. 

 

Extract Labs was founded by a former combat veteran turned CO2 extraction expert, Craig Henderson. The Hemp Tinctures are made of oil that has been CO2-extracted from industrial hemp plants grown only in Colorado. It’s rich in CBD and uses a base of fractionated coconut oil – the purest form of coconut oil. Consumer testimonials indicate the tinctures are used to support wellness in a number of ways, including relieving symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, inflammation, epilepsy, chronic pain, PTSD, etc.  It is available in different sizes and dosages. There are even options for your 4 legged friends! 

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Stocking Stuffers that Give Back

Looking for a holiday gift that gives back? These are a great alternative to the usual stocking stuffer and also gives back to the planet: a tree planted by Tree-Nation (300 varieties to choose from) to help reforest the Earth and reduce CO2 emissions, all in one present.

The Earth loses about 36 football fields worth of forest each minute and during the holiday season, the U.S. alone sells 2.65 billion cards and spends $12.7 billion on wrapping paper, so this is the perfect time to give back. Gifting a tree with Tree-Nation can cost consumers as little as a dime and supports climate change and reforestation projects across the globe—here in the U.S., Brazil, India and many more. Recipients will receive access to the platform where they can track their tree growth and check in on the CO2 emissions they are offsetting all via their personalized “forest” page.

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Best Rakhi Gift Ideas for a Brother Who Loves Travel

 

The following is a guest post. The opinions are those of the author.

 

We people are surrounded by many relationships. But there is a relation which is more precious than anything in this world. Yes! We are talking about a “brother-sister relationship.” It’s the special bond which is inseparable and just can’t be described in a couple of words. Right? As Raksha Bandhan is approaching, so it’s the right time to appreciate the beauty of this relationship. Brother and sister, both are linked with buzzwords like love, duty and friendship. On this day, a sister ties a sacred thread of beautiful Rakhi on her brother’s wrist whereas a brother promises to protect her from the evils of life. Girls! God has bestowed the fantastic person in your life in the form of a brother who understands your every single feeling, keep your secrets safe and love you unconditionally. There is no one like him. Right? Celebrate your brother’s presence in your life on the special occasion of Raksha Bandhan. But how? In such case, nothing can beat the excellence of gifts. But the gift should be the one which matches his interests. So, if your brother loves to travel and discovering new places, then this article is for you. We have listed the best travel gift that your brother will like to receive. So, what are you waiting for?

 

Backpack

 

For a travel freak bro, a backpack is one of the basic essentials that will help him to keep his travel-related stuff, all at once place in an organized manner. A durable, sturdy and completely waterproof backpack will be the perfect companion on his every trip. Make the right pick to stun your brother! Bring a carry-on-backpack which is comfortable to wear so that he can enjoy his next tour to a new place in a fantastic way.
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6 Delightful 70th Birthday Gift Ideas For Dad

Dads are the one who makes us stronger and see the world realistically. They instill in us pragmatism and let us learn many important aspects of life. Select from delightful 70th birthday gift ideas for dad and let him know how much you love and care for him. At this age, all they would love is your company and to know that you remember their birthday and love spending time with them despite your schedule.

Awesome 70th birthday gift ideas for dad

1. Beard grooming kit

A great gift for a dad who loves to grow a beard and keep it groomed. Gift this wonderful beard grooming kit to him on his 70th birthday. It has shavers, beard shampoo, scissors, beard oil, and other grooming essentials. Your dad will absolutely adore this gift set on his 70th birthday. It lets him spend some time in front of the mirror grooming his beard using all the accessories and grooming items in this gift set. Since these products are not scented, most of the dads will love  this gift kit on their 70th birthday.

 

2. Beer chiller sticks

A perfect gift for the dad who loves his pitcher of beer. He can drink his favorite beer chilled anywhere and anytime with this gift. It is easy to drink chilled beer with this gift. A cool and an awesome gift for a dad who has turned 70 and enjoys his retired life. You only have to freeze the beer chiller and insert it inside the beer bottle. It does its job of chilling the beer in no time. A unique gift that your dad will love receiving on his birthday.

 

3. Fill in a journal to show love to your dad

Describe all that you love about your dad in this fill-in journal and gift it to your dad on his 70th birthday. One of the personalized journals that you can give your dad on his birthday is this. It makes for a lovely gift as your dad would love to read all that you write about him. Use wit, heartfelt emotions, creativity, and imagination to fill this journal and amuse your dad with this gift. He will be delighted to give it a read and would love to keep it to himself as the fondest memory from you.
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Gift Cards as a Tool to Strengthen Customer Loyalty

Next to earning customers in your retail business is to make them stay. That is where customer loyalty building becomes necessary. Unfortunately, according to a study, acquiring a new customer is six to seven times costlier than keeping an existing one. Hence, as a businessman, you have to try all means to retain your loyalty base.

 

Naturally in business, you have to give reasons for your customers to stay; once you give them what they really want, they will not think of leaving. One of the many convenient means to retain customers is through incentives in the form of gift cards – something you may often notice near a store’s cash registers. A study from US Prepaid has found out that more than half of the consumer population preferred gift cards over other incentive kinds like bonus bucks or coupons. That said, if business owners only study their customers by heart and provide what they really want, it is like giving them an exceptional experience, making room for a more strengthened customer loyalty base.

 

Here is how you can boost customer loyalty using gift cards:

 

  1. Gift cards as gift to loyal customers on special occasions

 

It is mainly about how you take care and value your loyal customers. The good news is gift cards are a great tool that can help you with that while you work within your budget especially if your business is still building its brand. For instance, although you can sell gift cards too, you can also customize your customer loyalty program by giving gift cards to your loyal customers on special occasions like birthday, Christmas, etc. The number of customers in your loyalty program multiplied by the gift card value does not really hurt when compared to giving them regular gifts or fixed discount percentage that can actually cost more.

 

Even  if it is an online business you own, you can still incorporate gift cards into your loyalty program. All you have to do is make your gift cards access-ready through your website or mobile app. Your customers will surely be pleased knowing that all it takes are a few taps towards an incentive they deserve.

 

  1. Gift cards in partnership with other companies

 

To increase customer loyalty, you can work together with other companies that offer complementary product or service to yours. For instance, if you have a jewelery store, you may want to partner with a restaurant and give or sell gift cards that can benefit both businesses. That way, customer loyalty may be doubled as the customer base expands resulting in a win-win for both of the businesses, i.e. increased sales and more discounts for the customers.
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