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Groomsmen Gift Ideas For The Cigar Aficionado

Aug 13, 2010

Personalized Cherry Wood Cigar Humidor

Personalized Cherry Wood Cigar Humidor

Opulent, extravagant, luxurious,  decadent.  Visions of men in smoking coats in rooms drinking cognac or scotch and having serious discussions.  Very old school and very rich – this traditional men’s rite of passage has been popular throughout the ages – even in today’s anti-smoking society, cigar smoking is considered reserved for the sophisticated man.

Perhaps you and your boys enjoy bonding over a good cigar, while playing a round of golf or a hand of poker.  If your groomsmen enjoy the finer things in life, consider giving them personalized cigar or smoking accessory groomsmen gifts to compliment their lifestyle.

Here are our top 5 Cigar Accessory groomsmen gift ideas for the urbane groomsman.

1. Personalized Cherry Wood Humidor (Item Number LJDSGC151) – When properly monitored in this heirloom quality cherry wood humidor, cigars will retain their freshness indefinitely.  Personalize the front brass plate with up to two lines of text for free.  $51.95 each, ships in 2-3 days.

2. Personalized Themed Design Wood Humidors – Identical to our Cherry Wood Humidor but imprinted with a design, theme or hobby on the lid and personalized to your liking.  With themes such as cabin, beach house, fishing, vintage, cars, martini lounge, golf, poker and more – you can customize his humidor to his favorite pastime.  $69.95 each, ships in 2-3 days.

3. Personalized Classic Zippo Lighters – The perfect accessory to any man’s smoking room, a lighter guaranteed to light every time.  Personalized for free our Zippo lighters come in both high polished chrome designs to the darker black ice versions.  Also available in brushed metals and colors.  $25 – 34.95 – ships in 5 to 7 days.

4. Personalized Silver Plated Cigar Tube (Item Number ZPK3081P) – The Silver Plated Cigar Tube is the perfect place to store your celebratory cigars for after the wedding.  These are wonderful for the man who travels who can pack a cigar in his pocket without having to worry about crushing it.  Personalized for free.  $36.95 – Ships in 5 to 7 days.

5. Personalized Stainless Cigar Holder and Flask (Item Number LJDSGC154)- At first glance it looks like a double barreled cigar tube, but its not!  One side holds a cigar and the other side holds liquor of your choice.  Perfect for the after party celebrations.  Personalized for free. $30.95 – Ships in 2 to 3 days.

The Executive Groomsman

Aug 12, 2010

Personalized Executive Decision Maker & Paperweight

Personalized Executive Decision Maker & Paperweight

Sometimes, its difficult to choose what to give your wedding party for their groomsmen gifts.  For the corporate executive or the entrepreneur in your wedding party, how about giving something not only they can use, but is themed for their  profession?  Personally, as an entrepreneur myself, I wouldn’t mind receiving a gift that actually can be used by myself everyday.   Corporate gifts for the executive are a great idea for your groomsmen – practical, useful and some even fun to appeal to the kid in each of us.

Here are 5 great corporate inspired items that can double as groomsmen gifts for your wedding.

1. Personalized Executive Decision Maker & Paperweight (Item Number LRW-CORA5MK) – a sophisticated take on the Magic Eight Ball, just ask a question, spin the wheel and have a decision made for you.  A great gadget for any office.  Personalized for free.  $24 each.

2. Metropolitan Desk Organizer (Item Number LRW-LTHR130LE) – A manly desk organizer in dark black leather in a modern square cube shape.  Simply slip out the velvet lined trays to hold small items or use as coasters.  Also holds a photo and can be personalized for free. $49.95 per set.

3. Personalized Leather Desk Caddy (Item Number LJDSGC493) – The unique gently curved rounded shape of this caddy makes this an appealing corporate or groomsmen gift.  Keeps your pens and desk items in one place and avoid clutter.  Personalized for free $23.95 per caddy.

4. Personalized Executive Black Leather Business Card Case (Item Number LRW-CORAL220C) – The shape of this business card holder makes it unique and modern.  Velvet soft lining inside and free personalization makes this card case a sure fire win.  $15.95 each

5. Personalized Charging Station (Item Number LJDSGC523) – Let’s face it, in today’s world men carry around more than just one gadget with them.  And this personalized charging station will help keep all their wires and chargers in one neat place.  Great for the home or office.  Personalized for free.  $79.95

Wedding Cufflinks A Classic Groomsmen Gift

Aug 11, 2010

Secret Agent Cufflinks

Secret Agent Cufflinks - Unique Groomsmen Gift

If you are looking for classic and inexpensive groomsmen gifts, wedding cufflinks are the perfect gift to give to all the men in your wedding party.   If you would like to give all of the groomsmen the same gift it is a safe bet to go with a traditional design such as a high polished silver toned cufflink in a round, oval or square shape engraved with each groomsmen’s initials.  This will give your wedding party a polished put together look.  However, if you want to customize your groomsmen gifts you can give the guys cufflinks that reflect their own unique personality, hobby or style.

Novelty cufflinks come in a range of styles and themes sure to fit everyone on your gift giving list.  Comic book lover?  Why not buy him Superman cufflinks.  Race car fan?  Unique stick shift cufflinks will suit him well.  Art lover?  Modern art deco inspired cufflinks will look smashing both for casual and formal attire.  For the gadget, computer or action movie lover our Secret Agent cufflinks shown to the left will impress and wow him.

We recommend these Top 5 Wedding Cufflinks for Men

1. Polished Beaded Silver Cufflinks (Item Number LJDSGC202) – Traditional and classic, high polished silver cufflinks engraved with his monogram are a sophisticated choice and a top seller.  At $26 per set, these are inexpensive and personalized at no additional charge.

2. Secret Agent Cufflinks (Item Number LJDSBL800) – Make him feel like 007 with these uniquely designed cufflinks.  Unscrew this tubular cufflink and include a personal note to the recipient.  Monogrammed for free. $46 per set.

3.  Silver Knot Cufflinks with Personalized Case (Item Number LJDSGC658-SilverKnot) – Gorgeous and stunning, these will look great with tuxedos, business suits, dress attire – even casual Friday wear.  The case comes personalized for free.  $25 per set

4. Skull & Bones Cufflinks with Personalized Case (Item Number LJDSGC658-SkullBones) – A groomsmen gift with a rock n’ roll edge – skull and bones cufflinks in polished stainless accented with black eyes. Each comes packaged in an attractive personalized silver-tone case featuring the name of the recipient. Personalized for free $25 per set.

5. Wedding Party Cufflinks (Item Number LLR-JL500) – Makes a memorable groomsmen and wedding party gift. Black and silver design will match your wedding tuxedos perfectly. Come in six different versions: Best Man, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Groom, Groomsman, and Usher. $14 per set

Go Green! Planning Your Eco-Friendly Wedding

Aug 9, 2010

Every year we get more and more new favors, and this year we couldn’t help but notice that eco-friendly wedding favors are becoming more and more popular.  I personally love eco-friendly favors, because majority of them are practical…and so cute!  Here at our Little Things office, I encourage everyone to be eco-conscious—I insist on recycling, try not to waste a lot of paper or packaging materials, and recently even purchased recycled post its!  (We use so many of them anyway.)  If you even look at my favorite favors section, it says that I love eco-friendly favors, and even features a couple of my favorites, including this “Write from my Heart” Eco-Friendly Note Pad.  I couldn’t have been more thrilled to decorate our display windows this month, because we decided on an eco-friendly theme.  And yes, they came out fantastic, if I do say so myself.  The centerpiece is a green lime tree, set on a natural earth tone table cloth.  The runner is a sort of bamboo material, and green napkins are folded fan style on the plates.  Each place setting is adorned with green topiary place card holders that incorporate with the look of the centerpiece, leaf votive tea light holders, and these Tree Design Wooden Favor Boxes, which I also love.  Surrounding the table setting are a number of other eco-friendly favors, mostly in brown or green hues to match the color scheme.  If you walk by the window you’ll see a variety of bird nests, wooden birdhouses, natural fans, seed favors, and more.  These favors aren’t just cute, but they’re good for the environment, too.

There are a number of other ways to really go green with an eco-friendly wedding besides your favors.  For starters, your invitations are the first thing you’re going to choose.  Not only can you have them printed on recycled paper, but you can have them eco-friendly right down to the ink:  environmentally friendly ink is usually soy-based.  Consider recycled paper for your other paper goods, too:  place cards, save the dates, thank you cards, programs, and possibly even your menu—which can feature organic food, and even be served on organic dinnerware.  There are also plenty of organic wines to sample and choose from, too.

Even though flowers technically do grow in the ground, cut flowers are actually very toxic.  Luckily, simply by some researching, you’ll be able to find organic floral suppliers.  Another option is growing your own flowers, or maybe choosing greenery instead—that will really coordinate with your “green” wedding!  Your attire can be eco-friendly too:  if you’re looking for a light, summery dress to wear at your beach themed wedding, organic cotton is a great choice.  The hot weather isn’t for everyone, though, so if your event takes place in a cooler season, cotton may be a little too thin.  Besides cotton, other organic fabric can include hemp or bamboo.  Plus, if you’re looking for colors for your bridesmaids’ dresses, you can always choose dresses made with low-impact/vegetable dye.  With a little bit of research, you can also find eco-friendly wedding bands.  Mining, whether it is for gold or other gems, is actually very destructive.  So, another great idea is to favor some hand-me-downs.  If you don’t have someone to pass a ring along to you, shop around at thrift shops for older, antique rings.  You’d be surprised at the quality after a little TLC.  Not only will the rings have a vintage feel and look, but they’ll have a little more of a sentimental background.

I hope this article inspires all of you brides-to-be to consider an eco-friendly wedding, or maybe just Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors.  Happy Monday!

<3 Kelsey

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Gorgeous Cheap Wedding Favors – Who Knew?

May 12, 2010

Beautifully Beaded Place Card & Photo Frames

Beautifully Beaded Place Card & Photo Frames

When you think cheap wedding favors, you may just think: cheap.  I mean how could something that costs .99 cents be quality?  Of course with many things, you get what you pay for – and that certainly holds true with certain items.  A .50 cent Round Silver Mint Tin, is afterall, a mint tin.  But there are some gems out there that not only are cheap, but of good quality and value.

Here are 10 great cheap wedding favors that are gorgeous, bestselling and very popular.  These are our recommendations to you if you are on a budget and are looking to give something worth while.

  1. Beautifully Beaded Place Card Frames – perfect for displaying your seating assignments and holding your thank you photos.  Available in Silver or Gold and priced just right.  A bestseller and something the girls and I love in the office.
  2. Heart Book Lovers Collection Bookmark – I have been recently reading a few books at night before bed, but I didn’t have a bookmark to mark my page (can you imagine?) So I took a sample of this bookmark from our showroom.  Perfect for weddings and love themed events, but I would also recommend any of the bookmarks in the “Book Lover’s” line  as they are all made the same way just in different designs: heart, fleur de lis, castle, starfish, peace sign, snowflake, key and butterfly.  Although they aren’t very large, they are packaged well and for .89 cents you can’t go wrong.
  3. Personalized Hershey Kisses – Who doesn’t like chocolate? With over 50 designs and at .30 cents each, fill a huge bowl on each table of these yummy treats.  Featured in Modern Bride Magazine.
  4. Calla Lily Bouquet Candles – A bestseller, with good feedback from our customers and pretty to look at.  I really can’t see your guests actually using them, but rather displaying them in their homes.  Really cute design!
  5. Crystal Heart Keychain -  I love these as wedding and bridal shower favors.  I happen to like keychains, and the quality, price and packaging can’t be beat.  One of our favorites in the shop!
  6. Monogrammed Purse Mirror – Perhaps not perfect for a wedding, but great for a shower, these are the one mirrors I would recommend.  While the other mirrors are quite popular, they are made of hard plastic and i think the Monogrammed Mirrors with a fabric overlay, are just better quality for the price at about a dollar.
  7. Place Card Holders – If you are looking for a place card holder, while these are not exceptionally popular, they are of outstanding weight and quality: Contemporary Heart Place Card Holders and Silver Plated Wedding Cake Place Card Holders (Seen in Modern Bride).  I would recommend them to our brides for quality and price.
  8. Butterfly Magnets – (also available in starfish and fall leaf designs) – there are very few refrigerators in this country without a magnet attached to them, so for practical purposes, magnets are fun favors.  The quality of these magnets combined with the cards they come with make an outstanding choice for wedding favors.
  9. Personalized Candy Jars – very popular with our brides this year, you can personalize these in so many colors and designs.  For .99 cents on most of the jars we offer, which includes the personalized stickers, just fill with candy and you have a great pop of color to your tables.  We use our extra jars in our office to hold paper clips and pushpins.
  10. Fleur de lis Soaps – I love the fleur de lis motif and its also quite popular this year among brides.  These soaps smell good, look good and are packaged well for their price.

Hope this has given you some good ideas of what it worth the money in the cheap wedding favors category, if you have any questions please feel free to leave us a comment or send us a question, we would love to help you plan your perfect day!

Always <3 Erica

How Many Ways Can YOU Say “I Love You?”

Apr 23, 2010

We recently had a bride come into our showroom looking for favors to coordinate with a really unique theme:  Love in 100 Languages.  She ended up choosing the Heart Shaped Love Theme Glass Coaster Favors featured in the picture to the left, each with the word “love” in English as well as a couple of other languages, and other love related words.  The ladies and I here at the office started gabbing about what a great theme idea it is, which inspired me to write this article.

Here at Little Things, love is [obviously] always the word of the day.  And not just in English, either.  Alecia, our Customer Service Manager, says “Ana Behebak” to her boyfriend.  That’s “I love you” in Arabic.  Marko, who works as our Search Engine Marketer, resides in Finland.  So coming from him, “I love you” would come as “Minä Rakastan Sinua.”  And if we ever need to say it in another language, the desk in our showroom is a glass table top with “I love you” scribbled on it in a hundred different languages.

Here’s ten different ways to say “I love you,” besides in English, and the other two languages featured above:

  1. Spanish – Te Amo / Te Quiero
  2. French – Je t’aime
  3. Polish – Kocham Ciebie
  4. Slovak – Lu`bim ta
  5. Gaelic – Ta gra agam ort
  6. Icelandic – Eg elska tig
  7. Chinese – Ngo oiy ney a
  8. Greek – S’agapo
  9. Hawaiian – Aloha Au Ia`oe
  10. Filipino – Mahal kita

A great idea to go with this theme would be branding each table as a different language/country.  You could use these Amor Glass Coasters or these Asian coasters Asian Coasters, and also visit our Irish Theme Sectionfor other great ideas.  Of course, we have many more favors available to incorporate with any theme at our website www.littlethingsfavors.com.

TGIF!  Have a great weekend, everyone!  Lots of love! <3 Kelsey

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Win A Copy of Planet Wedding: A Nuptialpedia

Apr 20, 2010

Planet Wedding: A Nuptialpedia

Planet Wedding: A Nuptialpedia

About two years ago, Harry Choron, contacted me – he wanted to use a few of my articles that I had published on our website in his upcoming book, Planet Wedding. Of course I was thrilled and honored to be included in such a wedding publication and signed the article releases right away!

Although it wasn’t my first time published (I had poems published way back in my high school days in Teen and Seventeen Magazines) and I’ve been an aspiring romance writer for a few years now – it was my first time that I was going to have my name in print in an industry wedding publication.  How exciting!!! And today, I finally received a copy of Planet Wedding - and there I was, on page vii – under the acknowledgments.   Wow!

Planet Wedding is a fabulous guide for brides-to-be, wedding buffs and the romantics at heart who not only want useful wedding planning tips but also history, information, cultural, funny stories and more – it really is everything you need to know about weddings. (Maybe even some things on wedding favors?)

Our Articles:

  • What Your Color Choice Really Means
  • A History of The Honeymoon

But Also includes Articles such as:

  • 69 Rules of Wedding Crashing
  • Ten Things the Bridal Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know
  • How to Tell If You’re a Bridezilla
  • How to Have a Green Wedding
  • 231 Money-Saving Tips
  • Wedding Customs from Around the World

It really is a useful book chock-full of useful tidbits and items you can use to help plan your own wedding!  And because I’ve been published in it, I would like to give away to one reader a copy of this book!  All you have to do is comment on this blog post for a chance to win – and please include your real email address when you comment (don’t worry, it won’t be published) so I can contact the winner.

Open to US Residents – US Shipping Only.  Contest ends on April 30, 2010 at Midnight EST.  Winner will be announced Saturday May 1, 2010!

Happy Wedding Planning!

Erica :)

Is She a Flower Girl or a Junior Bridesmaid?

Apr 13, 2010

Brides will always encounter problems and issues while planning their perfect day.  Recently here in our NJ showroom we’ve noticed that a couple of brides asked us the same question.  They have a young girl between the ages of 9-11 that they would like to incorporate into their wedding, but are unsure how to place her.  Is she a flower girl, a bridesmaid, or perhaps a junior bridesmaid?

Technically the age limits for the female wedding party goes like this:

Flower Girls:  Ages 3 – 8
Junior Bridesmaids:  Ages 9 – 15
Bridesmaids:  16+

If you have a girl young enough to pose as a flower girl, then go for it!  As the tradition goes, she’ll walk down the aisle while sprinkling flower petals from a basket.  For the perfect one to coordinate with your wedding, see our Flower Girl Basket section.

If the girl is too old to be a flower girl and too young to be a bridesmaid, she’s considered a junior bridesmaid.  She’ll be wearing the same dresses as your bridesmaids, but usually junior bridesmaids carry a smaller bouquet.  You can also use a pomander bouquet as an alternative.  A pomander bouquet is a ball of flowers carried by a ribbon.  This also works if you were really leaning toward having a flower girl in your wedding, because it will almost appear that she is holding a basket.  If you absolutely have to have petals sprinkled down the aisle, have your junior bridesmaid carry this Flower Girl Cone instead.  It isn’t exactly a basket, so you’re not following the traditional flower girl rule.

Of course, this is your big day, so anything you say goes!  You never have to follow the rules.  Check out our Silk Rose Petal section to choose the right color for you.

Happy Tuesday! <3 Kelsey

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Wedding Poems That Say “I Love You”

Apr 12, 2010

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words, exactly what you would like to say.  Sometimes, its hard to write a blog which is balanced between a business blog and writing copy that will engage your readers.  One of the posts which I received the most feedback from was about what it was like to be an entrepreneur.  And when I thought about it, why wouldn’t I want to write my business blog, personally to you – our readers?  There’s only so much you probably want to read about new wedding favors, after all!

So, sometimes I even falter with the right words – and I can imagine that many of our brides and grooms to be, struggle finding just the right sentiment to express their love on their wedding day.

If you should know anything about our office and staff, it is that the majority of us adore quotes.  If you follow our facebook profile, you’ll see daily quotes.  If you walk in on any given day, we may be rattling off a favorite scene from a movie.  If you walk to my desk you’ll see a collection of fortune cookie quotes. And when you wash you’re hands over our bathroom sink you’ll be greeted with the quote, “True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach

Tonight, as I was watching HGTV, I was browsing a quote app on my iPhone for a love quote to post to my Twitter account. I stared at my phone and saw the following quote staring at me, “I love you not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft – It was a quote I had heard often, even used occasionally and is one of my favorite quotes.

After a little searching, I discovered the full poem in it’s entirety.  And that’s when I realized that my love of quotes could benefit our brides and grooms by finding love poems and quotes that could be perfect for ceremonies or wedding speeches, even vows.

So I would like to present to you one of my favorite quotes and subsequent poems which I think would be perfect to use within a wedding ceremony or reception. Stay tuned for more love quotes & poems that you can incorporate into your wedding in the upcoming months!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Love
Roy Croft

I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am when I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what you have made of yourself,
But for what you are making of me.

I love you for
the part of me that you bring out;
I love you for
putting your hand into my heaped-up heart
And passing over all the foolish, weak things
that you can’t help dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out into the light
All the beautiful belongings
that no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern, but a temple;
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

I love you because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good,
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it by being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
being a friend means, after all.

Shop Our Wedding Sale – Save Up to 15% Off – 5 Days Only!‏

Nov 25, 2009

Hurry! 5 Days Only To Save on Everything at LittleThingsFavors.com


It’s our annual Thanksgiving Sale. Just in time to kick off the holiday season!

Shop early and save on all the little things you need to make your wedding, holiday party or event special and unique! We want to help you save more this holiday season that’s why you can save up to 15% off** of your order when you shop
Thursday November 26th through Monday November 30th.

Pick up everything you need for your wedding including wedding favors and all of your wedding essentials such as our large selection of wedding cake toppers and guest books. But the savings doesn’t end there! Save on everything in every category including our holiday party favors, bridal shower favors, and even our Birthday party favors.

But Hurry! Sale ends Midnight EST, Monday November 30th, 2009!

**This offer is only valid for online orders only and only at the time of purchase. This offer cannot be applied once the order has been placed, or applied to previous orders. Offer is valid for a limited time only and cannot be combined with other promotions, coupon codes, free shipping or discounts. Returns made under this promotion which cause the total amount of your order to fall below the threshold of the promotional order amount(s) may cause your order/refund to be adjusted accordingly.