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Upgrade Your Alcohol Gift Basket: Ice Cubes Hacks for Cocktails

12 Mar

Have you received a nice liquor assortment or an alcohol gift basket as a gift, and you’d like to step up your cocktail game? Or maybe you just need some ice cubes ideas for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (March, 17) with friends? Here’s how to take your drinks to the next level using a few simple hacks.

Ice hacks for your alcohol gift basket

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The Differences & Similarities Between Easter & Passover

07 Mar

Although Easter and Passover are both holy holidays and occur in Spring, they are not the same.  There are similarities like how you see Jesus in “The Last Supper” by Leonadro Da Vinci having a Seder dinner, but the two are very different.  The easy to follow infographic below is a perfect way to learn or teach how they are related, why they are different and it makes a great printable for a classroom at your local place of worship or a religious studies course.

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Are Easter and Passover The Same?

Although both are important holidays and celebrations, they are not the same. Here are the similarities and differences between Passover and Easter.

What is Easter?

Easter – (ee-ster) noun – A Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  In modern times it is celebrated by attending church, having a dinner with family and friends as well as participating in festive traditions like coloring hard boiled eggs and hiding plastic ones filled with candy or surprises.

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Your Guide to International Women’s Day Gifts & Celebration

23 Feb

March 8th is right around the corner; so many are looking for Women’s Day gifts and planning celebrations. Others aren’t sure what the holiday is all about. Whether you’re the former or the latter, a little history about the celebration is in order. International Women’s Day is an official holiday celebrated around the world on March 8th. It commemorates women’s long-lasting fight for equal rights, and their outstanding contributions to the world. The holiday recognizes their accomplishments in all spheres of life, from economic and political, to cultural and artistic.

Women’s struggle for equality is not the story of a single feminist or organization, but the efforts of everyone who cares about human rights. International Women’s Day means different things to different people. For some it’s a call-to-action to empowering women around the world to stand up for themselves. However, for others it’s similar to Mother’s Day: a time to honor mothers, wives, daughters, and colleagues with Women’s Day Gifts. There’s no wrong way to celebrate, no one person to notice: it’s a day for all women. Everything from a hug to a gift basket is a welcome way to thank them for being amazing.

Bouquets are great Women's Day gifts

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Gluten-Free Baking 101: Perfect Gluten-Free Cake

19 Feb

We know it can be difficult to spoil your family and friends who have celiac disease, and who need to avoid gluten – and we’re here to help. Maybe you’ve already read Choosing Gluten-Free Gifts & Foods, but you want to add a personal, homemade touch to their next celebration, alongside a gift. Mastering gluten-free cake isn’t easy, but with this guide, it’s definitely do-able. The first thing you should know about gluten-free baking is that it requires extra studying.

It may sound contradictory but to learn how to master gluten-free baking, you have to understand what gluten actually does. To put it simply, gluten is a protein that creates structure in the baked goods and holds them together. Creating tiny air pockets in the batter, it is also responsible for fluffiness and tenderness. So, the question is, how do you make moist, light, fluffy and flavorful gluten-free cakes and other baked goodies without using gluten? Follow these handy baking tips and never have a tough and heavy gluten-free cake again!

Sift flour for a gluten-free cake

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Set the Mood with Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

29 Jan

We may not be able to brew a love potion for you, but we can teach you the best aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day to help you push that spark of interest into a burning inferno this February 14th. Who needs Viagra when you can get into the mood for Valentine’s Day by eating delicious, sexy foods? Still not convinced they’re real? Well, it’s true. The best aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day are foods that have chemicals in them that help raise your serotonin or otherwise regulate your sexual hormones.

So yes, they are real, but your mileage may vary. For the best results we recommend switching it up, trying several, and finding one that’s as irresistible to you as your partner. Get the evening hot and steamy – not only in the kitchen – by offering your partner any of these sexy Valentine’s Day gifts:

Oysters are one of the most popular aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

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Chinese New Year 2018 – Year of the Earth Dog

22 Jan

Paper lanterns, firecrackers, and wishes for prosperity in lucky red envelopes? It can only mean that Chinese New Year is coming soon. This year the lunar new year welcomes the Year of the Dog, the Brown Earth Dog to be exact. How are people celebrating? What predictions are there for the Year of the Earth Dog? We’ve got it all here for you.

Dragons are common during Chinese New Year parades

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5 Easy Ways to Have a Long Distance New Year Celebration

27 Dec

Without having to commit to stupid long drives, dry overcooked dinners, annoying children, or being drunk without your own bed to pass out in.

Celebrating the New Year with all of your friends, family, and loved ones is pretty much impossible in this day and age. With the internet and international travel making long-distance relationships a norm in most people’s lives, it’s a safe bet that you have multiple people you want to see spread across a few continents. So how do you throw long distance New Year bash and celebrate with everyone? How can  you really connect with loved ones this New Year when they’re all so far away? How do you start 2018 with no guilt and no extra stress?

Who needs decor with a long distance New Year celebration?

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Okay, so not even we can solve everything. But here are a few tips to help make your long distance New Year a success. We’re giving the advice, all you have to do is pour the drinks. And hey, if you’re looking for liquor we can send that, too!

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5 Kinds of Christmas Gifts to Avoid this Season

14 Dec

The holiday season is full of celebrating and enjoying delicious food, and of course giving gifts! We all prefer great gifts, and no one wants to send a gift that gets sent back. You have to figure out what your friends and family want. Then you have to figure out HOW to get it. Add in wrapping the gift, and getting it to them, and you’re almost ready to break into that holiday wine early. We are only humans, after all, and get easily emotional and on edge during the holidays. And then, there’s the gift choice. That’s why we’re here to help by letting you know which Christmas gifts to avoid this season.

With every gift you should aim for delighted squeals. But what you might see on the recipient’s face is a tight-lipped grimace trying to pass for a smile. Yes, you may have the very best intentions, but sometimes your kindness can be taken the wrong way. Even with the best intentions a gift can send the wrong message. Despite the high-flown notion that all gifts should be received with gratitude, there are too many circumstances in which the exchange falls short of our ideals. What makes gift giving such dangerous territory is that it isn’t just about the gift. It’s also about the perception of how well you understand your recipient’s tastes and needs.

Great holiday gift, or Christmas gift to avoid?

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As a powerful form of communication, gifts can enhance connections between people and bring them closer together. Inappropriate gifts, though, can harm or even ruin a relationship, leaving an emotional impact that’s remembered for years. So without further ado, here’s the list of 5 Christmas gifts you’d better stay away from.

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Gift Gurus Put The Wrap on Holiday Gifts for Global Delivery

12 Dec

ARLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ —, the experts in international gift delivery, is the go-to company for businesses and families when they need to send holiday gifts. Once again this year, the company’s CEO prepared the company for a busy holiday season by gathering remote team-members together over the summer. They implemented strategies for improvements to the website, the catalog, and the customer experience.

“2017 will be our best year yet,” CEO Dmitriy Peregudov stated. He added, “We’ve been doing this for 12 years, and that’s a milestone you know? You just don’t stay in this kind of business that long if you don’t love it, and if you aren’t good at it. I might be biased, but my team is the best”. delivers Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year gifts to 200 countries! (PRNewsfoto/GIFT BASKETS OVERSEAS)

This year, the team has gone for a makeover on customer favorites. The Personal and Corporate Gift Wizards that were introduced last year have both been fine-tuned. The gift wizards promise customers the help of a customer service representative with finding their gifts, without having to talk to someone if they don’t want to. More secure payment options have been added to an even shorter checkout process. The catalogs for all 200+ countries have been beefed up once again, and that’s not all. As if website innovation wasn’t enough the marketing team has decided to add one more holiday to celebrate this year. Marketing Director NinaCarmen Monroe hinted stating simply, “You’ll need to sign up for our newsletter, or follow us on social media to find out.”

The added automation, improved website, and self-service tools don’t mean has given up on its hands-on approach. Instead, the improvements are added to offer independent customers more freedom.’sond-to-none 24/7 multilingual customer service has only expanded. Mr. Peregudov confirms that this is the largest team in the history of the company, and after years of awards and growing corporate acclaim, it is easy to see why they would need it. delivers Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year gifts to 200 countries! (PRNewsfoto/GIFT BASKETS OVERSEAS)

Amidst these larger changes, has also quietly updated its bulk corporate order form, making the process faster. The company blog has spent the year developing in-depth holiday, cultural, and interactive content for customers to enjoy. And social media engagement in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and English has grown across the board.

With a long history of success from, customers are sure to enjoy a hassle-free holiday season again this year.

About is an A-ranked, BBB-accredited company based in the United States that specializes in delivering superior quality gifts to over 180 countries. is renowned globally for providing online ordering convenience, multilingual customer service, and secure payment options. Learn more at


A Brief History Of The Hanukkah Menorah

01 Dec

The Hanukkah menorah is a bit of a mystery to some, even though it’s instantly recognizable. You might not know what Hanukkah is all about, but a nine-branched candelabrum is something we are all familiar with. Known as a Menorah, the famous lamp stand among the most recognized symbols of the Jewish culture and an emblem of Israel. It is also an ancient symbol of peace, light, and the Jewish faith. It appears on mosaic floors of ancient synagogues in Israel. But why do some have 7 candles and others 9? Where did the menorah even come from? Is it important to know the difference? And finally, why should you care?

Let’s start with that last question. You likely know someone who celebrates Hanukkah. They aren’t going to quiz you on this, but knowing the symbolism of their holiday will help you become closer. It may seem like a small detail, but the menorah is a crucial part of the Jewish holiday. Understanding the history of the Menorah helps you understand why there are multiple days in Hanukkah. More days to celebrate means more days to get your Hanukkah gift to them. It will also will make your gift choice easier and more meaningful.

A Menorah is a very personal Hanukkah gift

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