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20 Awesome Gift Ideas for your Dad this Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is Sunday June 21st! I like to keep things interesting when it comes to gift giving. I always give the traditional Hallmark card, but I like to give unique gifts to my loved ones. This Father’s Day I bought my Dad a sketched portrait of the old Yankee Stadium. He is a huge baseball fanatic and loves all things NY Yankees! It will make a beautiful addition to the walls in our home. I know he will love it! I have compiled a list of fun gift ideas. There’s something for every kind of Dad in your life.

1. sporting event tickets to see his favorite team (my Dad loves baseball!)

2. Dollar Shave Club subscription service (www.dollarshaveclub.com)

3. brewery visit & tour

4. framed vinyl(s) of music by his favorite band or performer

5. Fitbit wireless performance band (www.fitbit.com)

6. Custom printed beer bottle labels (www.pinholepress.com)

7. portable phone charger station

8. Amazon Fire TV (www.amazon.com)

9. cologne gift set

10. tablet or e-reader

11. BBQ tools set

12. espresso coffee maker (www.bedbathandbeyond.com)

13. a day or weekend trip to his favorite city or travel destination

14. white water rafting or kayaking (the Poconos is an excellent location for this!)

15. painted portrait of his pet(s)

16. home beer brewing starter kit (www.mrbeer.com)

17. his favorite TV show on DVD (Seinfeld still remains the highlight of my Dad’s collection)

18.  custom sports jersey (www.modells.com – you can get any sport, team, and number)

19. Bespoke Post gift box OR gift subscription (www.bespokepost.com/gift)

20. TOMS classic slip-ons (keep dad looking cool AND give back at the same time! http://www.toms.com)

Every Dad is different with his own personality and interests. I hope this list of gift ideas has served as a source of inspiration for you this year. It’s nice to let the important men in our lives feel appreciated and important. Celebrate this Father’s Day with the special men in your life. And as always, be sure to thank them for all they do.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads  out there!

Joanna

Fabric Textile Products, Inc.

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20 not-so-traditional Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

momMother’s Day is Sunday May 10th! I firmly believe in recognizing all that my mother does for me every day, but it’s nice to have an extra special day just for her. Mother’s Day is a time for us all to say thank you to the special women in our lives (mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, etc.) and show them how much they are appreciated. I like to change it up a bit each year and treat my mother to something different. Of course there is the traditional sappy Hallmark card and flowers, but I like to keep things interesting.

This year I decided to buy concert tickets to see one of my mom’s favorite country music duos (Florida Georgia Line anyone?). She will be spending the weekend with her best friend at the shore for the concert and enjoying a mini vacation. She works so hard every day to provide for my family and she could use a few days to herself to unwind and have fun. I’m sure we all could say the same the special women in our lives.

For this week’s post, I decided that I wanted to highlight some great Mother’s Day gift ideas. Flowers and greeting cards are sweet, but sometimes it’s fun to go beyond that! Below you will see my list of 20 ideas. Hopefully it serves as a source of creativity and inspiration for you this Mother’s Day!

  1. Concert tickets for her and a friend
  2. Theater tickets for her and a friend
  3. treat her to brunch at her favorite restaurant
  4. Alex and Ani bangle (My mom loves these! http://www.alexandani.com)
  5. Spa day
  6. Mani & pedi
  7. BYOB group painting class (Pinot’s Palette is my favorite! http://www.pinotspalette.com)
  8. Fruit bouquet (www.ediblearrangements.com)
  9. personalized stationary
  10. framed art print(s) of work by her favorite artist
  11. Birchbox subscription (www.birchbox.com)
  12. day or weekend trip to her favorite local travel destination
  13. Winery/Vineyard Tour
  14. Yoga class registration
  15. gardening tools and starter seeds
  16. hand-crafted jewelry (Etsy is the best source)
  17. Custom quilt using old t-shirts (check out kentshirtquilt.com)
  18.  Painted portrait of her pet(s)
  19. Polaroid camera (yes, they still exist!)
  20. last, but certainly not least, a heartfelt “thank you” for everything she does

Every Mother is different. Each has her own personality, style, hobbies, and wit. Giver her a gift that she will enjoy, but most importantly, let her know she is loved and appreciated. A little thank you can make all the difference.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Enjoy your day this weekend!

Joanna

Fabric Textile Products, Inc.

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Bridal showers bring may flowers

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Warm weather has arrived and so has bridal season! Bridal (or wedding) season is typically from May-September and is the most prevalent time of the year for love birds to say “I Do”. The weather is pleasant, which makes it easier on everyone involved. The bride can wear her short or strapless dress. Pictures will have a naturally beautiful backdrop. Ceremonies and receptions can be held outdoors. Who doesn’t enjoy gorgeous weather?!

With every wedding comes a bridal shower (typically 1 – 3 months prior to the ceremony). The bride-to-be is honored with a party to celebrate her upcoming special day. Family, friends, & bridesmaids want her to have a great time and enjoy all they have in store for her. This means a showering of gifts and goodies for both her and her hubby-to-be to enjoy.  In my opinion, bridal showers are right up there with the almighty bachelorette party on my list of fun things to do. I have always enjoyed these celebrations more than the actual wedding day. Girl time is the best time!

Sometimes gift-giving can be more stressful that actually planning a shower. Gift registry lists at high-end stores like Macy’s or Pottery Barn can be pretty intimidating when shopping on a budget. Instead of splurging on the $300 crystal flower vase, try your hand at one of these simple DIY gift ideas! The bride will be appreciative of whatever you may bring to her. When it comes from the heart, it holds a higher value than any price tag.

  • Set of cloth napkins and matching napkin rings (these can be handmade if you’re crafty!)
  • personalized monogrammed linens (the ideas are endless: napkins, table cloths, pillowcases, blankets, etc…)
  • Mr. & Mrs. wine glasses paired with the bride’s wine of choice (custom wine glasses are a really fun DIY paint project!)
  • Certificate for a spa day or trip to the salon for a mani/pedi (this will come in handy as she prepares for the big day)
  • Beach bag for the honeymoon filled with her travel necessities – sunglasses, flip flops, towel, and swimsuit. Have the bag embroidered or printed with her new married name (ie: Mrs._______) Keep in mind her favorite colors and prints!

If you need a little guidance, another great gift giving idea is to get 1 item from the registry and add your own creative flair. This can still be budget-friendly and incredibly thoughtful. Check out this list for some inspiration!

  • Registry gift: mixing bowls, bakeware, pots/pans, etc. – Pair with a hand-made recipe book or recipe cards of some of your favorite dishes & baked goodies. Some simple scrapbooking supplies are all you need and a little Also include blank pages or cards so the couple can add to it!
  • Registry gift: coffee maker, tea kettle, etc. – Pair with His & Hers mugs and gourmet beans or teas. Ceramic mugs can easily be personalized with a little craft paint and imagination.
  • Registry gift: bath towel set – Pair with a basket full of the ultimate bath and body essentials! Put together a bunch of the bride’s favorite lotions, soaps, fragrance mists, bath bombs, & a bottle of bubble bath of course! A trip to your local Bath & Body Works will have all you need to pamper the special lady! A cute pair of terry slippers in her favorite color would be an excellent addition too!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to bridal shower gifts. Don’t let the number on a price tag hold you back. Be thoughtful. Be creative. Keep it personal. Your gal pal is sure to love it!

The absolute best bridal/wedding resource is The Knot. I highly recommend browsing their site for other helpful tips and ideas!

Joanna

Fabric Textile Products, Inc.

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Loom State Pure Linen Collection

If you’re looking for a great gift idea for that upcoming wedding or want something extra special of the holidays, then our Loom State Pure Linen Collection is for you! It’s fantastic for housewarmings, anniversaries, special events and more. All napkins, runners and tablecloths are 100% linen, made in China and machine washable. With the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to share some highlights of these products with you!

Hemstitch dinner napkins are available in 18″x18″ and sold by the dozen. Available colors: white and ivory.

Hemstitch table runner is available in 14″x108″. Available color: white only.

Hemstitch tablecloths are available in 60″x102″ and 60″x120″. Available color: white only.

loom state collageWe hope you take a look at the collection and start getting creative this holiday season! Make sure to send us any projects that you’re putting together in the next few weeks for your holiday home decor or parties. We would love to see what everyone is using our products for, and we may highlight them in our blog as well. Also, make sure to keep following our social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We update them regularly with new product highlights and great deals.

As always, FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100!!! No code needed!

Photograph disclaimer: Please note photos credited to Fabric Textile Products, Inc. belong to myself and our company. All others images belong to the owners/businesses that have been credited and/or directly linked. I do not own those images. They belong to their rightful owners. Thank you.