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Home 'n Gifts - Home Decor And Gifts
Home 'n gifts is a one-stop shop for all your household and gift giving needs.
They carry a large selection of housewares, giftwares, home furnishings, home decor, collectibles, garden, jewelry, toys and tools.
URL: http://www.home-n-gifts.com/ - Added: 04.30.2005

Ocean Glitter Gifts & Collectibles
Quality gifts @ great prices. If it retails for $22. 45, half would be $11. 22 but our price for that item would be only $8. 84.
Only the finest gifts @ prices you simply have to see to believe.
Shop and compare and we know you'll be back.
Check us out!
URL: http://www.oceanglitter.com/ - Added: 04.30.2005

Gift Baskets
Holiday gift basket, food gourmet christmas gift basket corporate gift baskets.
URL: http://www.fabienegiftbasket.com/ - Added: 05.10.2005

Blue Hats Of Bravery Figurines By Vanmark
Vanmark blue hats of bravery figurines are individually numbered limited edition and are handcrafted from cold-cast resin and hand-painted with intricate detail, vivid color and superb artistry.
Blue hats of bravery collectibles honoring police.
URL: http://www.bluehatsbravery.com/ - Added: 05.10.2005

Feng Shui Store, Produtcs, Crystals And Dzi Beads Collections
Complete feng shui products for home and office.
Tibetan dzi beads collections.
Useful articles, information and consultation available for free.
URL: http://www.fengshui-gift.com/ - Added: 04.30.2005

Wedding Favors
Unique bridal shower and wedding party favors, keepsakes and gifts from catalina collectibles.
URL: http://www.catalinacollectibles.com/ - Added: 05.12.2005

Gift Matters
Offering a range of high quality collectables and giftware.
Gifts for friends family and colleagues, special occasions and events.
The site features designers such as samantha jones - crockery, george ormerod – ceramics, and diana hand – ties.
URL: http://www.giftmatters.co.uk/ - Added: 05.02.2005

Dreamy Days
A unique bed, body and bath gift shoppe with relaxation products to soothe the soul.
Body care and comfort wear for luxury home spa treatments and total relaxation.
Gifts and scents to complement.
URL: http://www.dreamydays.com/ - Added: 04.30.2005

Gift Baskets Including: Gourmet, Corporate, Baby, Holiday, Birthda
You will find we carry a great selection of anniversary gift baskets to choose from:
romance, spa, chocolate, bath, candles, cookies, popcorn, cheese and more.
URL: http://www.classactgiftbaskets.com/ - Added: 04.30.2005

Appealing Angels
Angel gift shop and psychic angel readings, treasures and angel favorites.
Angel figurines, collectibles, books, christmas angels, guardian angels.
Free angel information, newsletter, reflection of the week, recipes, crafts and much more.
URL: http://www.appealingangels.com/ - Added: 05.02.2005

Siobhan's Treasure Grove
The perfect handcrafted gift for that special someone.
Sculpted, jewelry, candle holders, pens, key holders, figurines and more.
URL: http://www.geocities.com/siobhansgifts/ - Added: 04.30.2005

Bath Sets
We carry a large selection of bath sets and spa gift sets that include body lotions, shower gels, massage balms, bath sea salts, and soaps.
We also have soap dish, dispenser, cup, and toothbrush holder sets.
All at our everyday low prices!
URL: http://bath-sets.home-n-gifts.com/ - Added: 04.30.2005

Mystic Creations2100
Unique gifts for that unique person, home decor,garden accessories,jewelry,beaded note books,angels,fairies,doll size tea sets,free shipping on $65. 00 or more.
Christmas & halloween gifts,birthday gifts.
URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~mysticcreations2100/ - Added: 04.30.2005

Precious Diamond Engagement Rings, Wedding Jewelry
Precious jewelers offers diamond engagement rings, wedding jewelry, diamond necklace, diamond earrings, loose diamonds, round diamond rings, diamond stud earrings, discount diamonds, pendants, anniversary rings, fine jewelry - links
URL: http://www.preciousjewelers.com/ - Added: 05.01.2005

Mystic Playground - Free Horosocopes - Free Tarot - Psychic Chat!
Caring and compassionate live psychic chat.
Free tarot readings.
Free daily horoscope.
Affirmations, meditations, inspiration, healing, unique gifts.
Find love, money, career.
Discover your past and remember your future!
URL: http://www.mysticplayground.com/ - Added: 04.30.2005

Native American Decor And Beads
Native american indian art decor, decorate your home,office den or restaurant with the finest native american indian art this side of heaven!
Indian baskets, brain tanned buckskin,southwest indian pottery,indian art prints, indian medicine bags
URL: http://www.sparrowhawkbeadsandgifts.itcstore.com/ - Added: 05.15.2005

The Candles Super Store
Light up your life with thousands of name brand candles featuring the newest scents and the finest ingredients, including yankee candles!
URL: http://candles.collectibledealz.com/ - Added: 05.06.2005

Gift Ideas And Collectibles
Gift ideas - find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
URL: http://gift-ideas.amazingdealz.com/ - Added: 05.06.2005

Vanmark Collectibles
Vanmark collectibles are individually numbered limited edition and are handcrafted from cold-cast resin and hand-painted with intricate detail, vivid color and superb artistry.
URL: http://www.vanmarkcollectibles.com/ - Added: 05.20.2005

Lv Replicas Handbags And Purses
Online store for high quality louis vuitton replicas.
Lv replicas, dior, coach, gucci, chanel, louis vuitton bag, louis vuitton purse, louis vuitton bags, louis vuitton bag, louis vuitton replicas, prada, fendi, luggage, handbags
URL: http://www.louis-vuitton-replica-bags-purse.com/ - Added: 05.22.2005

Calligraphy Chinese Art, Unique Personalized Gifts, Tattoo Designs
Hight quality chinese calligraphy art works, calligraphy lessons, service like chinese wedding calligraphy, personalized unique gift ideas and tattoo design. Also provide articles and pictures of master calligraphy works.
URL: http://www.wavedancing.net/ - Added: 06.08.2005

Atikokan Watercolor Artists Gabrielle Marohnic
Beautiful watercolor artwork by atikokan, ontario artist gabrielle marohnic.
URL: http://www.gabriellearts.com/ - Added: 06.23.2005

Art, Craft, framed prints :: cathaus gallery in Bowness, Cumbria
- visit the Cat Haus Gallery and see their amazing and amusing collection of framed prints and art objects.
You will be spoilt for choice . . .

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Are Gift Cards the best gift?


by: Stuart Simpson

January’s retail sales strength is reflected in people redeeming their Christmas gift cards. The average adult received 3.2 gift cards this holiday season, up from 2.5 gift cards last year. Gift cards are more popular and this also moves spending into January. Consumers are also interested in receiving gift cards at other times that just at Christmas.

A survey by Deloitte & Touche USA found:

80% of adults received at least one gift card to an apparel or food store
33% received at least one gift card to a restaurant
14% received one gift card to a mall or shopping center
10% received a gift card that could be used at a variety of stores (e.g., an American Express gift card)
5% received at least one for a personal service such as a manicure or massage
5% received at least one gift card for an Internet site (e.g., ebay, Amazon)
Price ranges for gift cards ranged from $78 for an American Express card, while the lowest was for a $32 restaurant card. Bank gift cards are more likely to be used in January. Nearly 74% of these gift cards have been redeemed or partially redeemed by the end of January.

People were more likely to buy full price retail items with their gift cards. Many analysts believe the “gift” aspect allows consumers to treat themselves to new full-priced merchandise.

Retailers also benefit when consumers redeem a gift card, nearly 62% spend more than the face value of the card. This is an opportunity for retailers to increase sales, as sales cannot be reported until the gift card is redeemed.

Consumers also expressed an interest in receiving gift cards for other holidays. For example, a gift card for an “experience” is widely received as a result of people being time-pressed. Getting a gift card for a trip to a restaurant or massage or even a weekend getaway seems to be a trend people are enjoying.

Teens enjoy gift cards because they are more eager to shop with their friends and are more apt to redeem their cards quicker than adults. The survey showed teens redeemed 76% of their gift cards vs. 61% of adults.

Gift cards keep on giving, after the holidays, especially for retailers. Gift cards are here to stay. Consumers enjoy using them and retailers enjoy getting them. Gift cards are an appropriate gift for all occasions.



About The Author:

Stuart Simpson is the author and runs a web site to promote and gather information about gift cards at www.best-gift-card.com/articles/index.html

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