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Personalized Family Cookie Jar $39.95

Personalized Family Cookie Jar

Personalized Family Cookie Jar

$39.95
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Because every family enjoys baked goodies, sweets and treats, a personalized cookie jar makes for a delicious Christmas gift. What makes this personalized cookie jar exceptional is that you can customize it with so many options! You can add two lines of text on top of the custom cookie jar to specify the family name or a fun, personal message. You can then add up to eight family member characters...

Engraved Silver Pocket Watch $49.95

Engraved Silver Pocket Watch

Engraved Silver Pocket Watch

$49.95
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A pocket watch is the first known worn timepiece in history. This holiday season, you can share the elegance and beauty of the historical era by giving this luxurious Herrington engraved silver pocket watch as a gift for the men in your life. This classic monogram pocket watch will fit any fashion and style and will serve as a treasured keepsake with the custom engraving of a monogram and a...

Signature Style Personalized Coffee Mug $9.99

Signature Style Personalized Coffee Mug

Signature Style Personalized Coffee Mug

$9.99
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A custom mug is one of those ingenuous gifts that can work for practically anyone—a family member, close friend, coworker, teacher, next-door neighbor—you name it. What makes an ordinary mug extraordinary is how you customize it. And the Signature Style personalized coffee mug makes this easy and elegant. Simply add any name and select the colors you like and the unique design is created for...

Custom Engraved Picture Frame $24.95

Custom Engraved Picture Frame

Custom Engraved Picture Frame

$24.95
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A custom picture frame is a simple, yet totally unique and exceptionally meaningful Christmas gift. It’s a great way to show your loved ones that you took the extra time and thought to create something that’s truly theirs. Whether you’re shopping for your new boyfriend or girlfriend or your partner of many years, the “Because of You” picture frame can help express just how you...

Sterling Silver Monogram Necklace $39.95

Sterling Silver Monogram Necklace

Sterling Silver Monogram Necklace

$39.95
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Bring breathtaking brilliance to the heart of your loved one this holiday season when you purchase this elegant, customized sterling silver monogrammed necklace from Forevergifts.com. A magnificent way to show those you love just how much they mean to you this Christmas, this 0.925 sterling silver necklace makes a wonderful gift that is certain to become a cherished keepsake for decades to come....

Personalized Quality Heart Charm Bracelet $24.95

Personalized Quality Heart Charm Bracelet

Personalized Quality Heart Charm Bracelet

$24.95
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When it comes to personalized Christmas gifts for daughters, girlfriends, or moms alike, this delightful charm bracelet is certain to capture the heart of that special someone this Christmas. The 8.5 inch adjustable stainless steel chain is equipped with an easy to use clasp that makes this bracelet a breeze to put on and take off, and the durable design helps reduce the risk of breakage or loss....

Personalized Stainless Steel Spinner Ring $14.95

Personalized Stainless Steel Spinner Ring

Personalized Stainless Steel Spinner Ring

$14.95
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Made from the highest quality stainless steel in used in the jewelry making industry (316L), this gorgeous, yet durable ring is the perfect gift for your active loved one. The elegant brushed finish makes this spinner ring a sophisticated accompaniment to any wardrobe, and when you opt to customize it with the engraving of your choice, it becomes a one of a kind heirloom piece that is certain to...

Organic Eye Cream $29.99

Organic Eye Cream

Organic Eye Cream

$29.99
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Thousands of women every day look in the mirror and are unhappy with their reflections – for a wide variety of reasons. As our eyes are “windows to the soul,” we need to make sure that they present the best possible front for everyone we meet during the course of the day. Family, friends, coworkers, bosses and total strangers form opinions of us (both positive and negative) by just...

Organic Shampoo $19.99

Organic Shampoo

Organic Shampoo

$19.99
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Who doesn’t want a shampoo that ticks all the important boxes on your hair care list? Our shampoo offers a recipe 17 years in the making for the freshest, healthiest hair you’ve ever had. Whether your hair is short or long, thick or thin, dry or oily, straight or naturally-curly, you need a shampoo that not only cleanses the hair but leaves it shiny without using a lot of harsh...

Organic Conditioner $20.99

Organic Conditioner

Organic Conditioner

$20.99
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Our Organic Conditioner is the result of 17 years of extensive testing and handcrafted formulation to create one of the safest, most effective hair care products available on today’s market. Best used with Organic Shampoo, it will help to make your hair the brightest and healthiest it’s ever been. Whether you have short or long hair, thick or fine, dry or oily, curly or straight (or...

Organic Facial Moisturizer $25.99

Organic Facial Moisturizer

Organic Facial Moisturizer

$25.99
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The perfect alternative to those other moisturizers that contain all of those unnecessary fillers, artificial preservatives and harmful chemicals, this Organic Facial Moisturizer uses the finest natural ingredients to keep your loved one’s skin looking great. Featuring a handcrafted formula that goes on smoothly and absorbs without leaving a greasy residue, this anti-aging product is the...

Personalized Letter From Santa $5.99

Personalized Letter From Santa

Personalized Letter From Santa

$5.99
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What’s more magical than a letter from Santa, personalized and addressed to your children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews? Give them a small, early Christmas gift before the big morning, and get them excited for their presents from Santa! For just a few dollars, your kids will receive a beautiful letter straight from the North Pole, complete with Santa’s personal stationery and...

Personalized Children's Tent $29.99

Personalized Children’s Tent

Personalized Children’s Tent

$29.99
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Do your children like to play kitchen with their play pots and pans, or play house with their babydolls? Then they’ll love this play kingdom tent to play kings and queens! Order them this personalized castle tent from Miles Kimball this Christmas! It can be the setting for all of the royal orders, dragon slayings, knightings, and magical dances. Help fuel their imagination! The Personalized...

Embroidered Sherpa Blanket# E9610184X $52.98

Embroidered Sherpa Blanket

Embroidered Sherpa Blanket

$52.98
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Snuggle up with the ones you love under this thick and cozy personalized Sherpa blanket this winter! This personalized blanket features Micro Mink material on one side, giving it seriously smooth softness, as well as faux lambs-wool Sherpa material on the other which further fills out the weight and thickness of the blanket. It’s like a warm hug to wrap around you as you read a book, catch...

DeLallo Italian Feast Gift Collection $229

DeLallo Italian Feast Gift Collection

DeLallo Italian Feast Gift Collection

$229
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This Italian Feast Gift Collection from DeLallo is the perfect gift basket present for any coworker, boss, or employer. Made with the highest quality ingredients, this gift is sure to please with its wide variety of meats, cheeses, and snacks. Perfect for entertaining, each platter comes with a selection of cured meats, delectable specialty cheeses, dried fruits, nuts, crostini toasts, extra...

DeLallo Tailgating Football Fans Gift Collection $79

DeLallo Tailgating Football Fans Gift Collection

DeLallo Tailgating Football Fans Gift Collection

$79
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Fire up before the big game with this Tailgating Football Fans Gift Collection from DeLallo for a pregame treat that is sure to win. Packed with upscale and elevated versions of your favorite classic tailgating flavors, this gift set is ready to eat and ready to steal the show. Bring this to your next tailgate and snack on sophisticated flavors or eat while you’re watching the game at home....

DeLallo Italian Cheese Board Collection $65

DeLallo Italian Cheese Board Collection

DeLallo Italian Cheese Board Collection

$65
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This Italian Cheese Board Collection from DeLallo is the perfect gift for the busy wife that loves to entertain. The elements are all cubed, and just need to be arranged on a platter and set out for the party. This would be the perfect Christmas gift for the wife that loves to have company, enjoys hosting wine tastings, or likes throwing parties but doesn’t have the time to prepare the...

Santa's Magical Stories DVD $24.49

Santa’s Magical Stories DVD

Santa’s Magical Stories DVD

$24.49

Santa’s Magical Stories DVD set is guaranteed to bring joy and magic to the whole family this holiday season. A wholesome Christmas gift for all ages, this DVD set consists of eight all-time holiday favorites. It is another way to enjoy Christmas as you bond with family and friends. From its colorful and eye-catching packaging, to its enchanting stories inside, Santa’s Magical Stories DVD set...

Why Do We Give Presents on Christmas?

The tradition of giving our friends and family presents on Christmas is indeed a sweet a fun one, but where did it come from? Why do we surprise our loved ones every year with toys, clothes, jewelry, and other gifts that we wrap in paper, tie with bows, and place under a tree that we cut down and put in our houses? The general answer is the story of the Three Wise Men, and the gifts they brought to the newborn Jesus.

The first given from the Three Wise Men was the gift of frankincense, which was a sort of perfume that was applied for worship to God, and therefore was given to his son as an extension of him. The second gift was gold. Because gold was only flaunted and owned by royalty, it was gifted to Jesus as a way of showing that even as a newborn, he would be held as The King of Kings. The last present given to Jesus from the Three Wise Men was myrrh. Myrrh was a fragrant perfume that was, at the time, useful to help the dead smell a bit more pleasant. The myrrh was put on them to help disguise the odor of the bodies, and therefore, symbolized that Jesus would also someday die and leave a physical body behind.

These three gifts were given in the origins of Christmas, all valuable in their pure form and demanding a cost, but they were given as representations, prophecies, and symbols. Just like today, while gifts do cost money, true Christmas gifts show care, sentiment, and thoughtfulness when given to the recipient.

Continuing the Tradition of the Wise Men’s Gifts

While all babies are precious, we don’t exactly bring them gifts of gold and frankincense these days. Instead, the tradition set forth by the Three Wise Men is continued by purchasing gifts for our loved ones, either things they need and can’t afford or things that they might not have thought to buy themselves. For modern parents of newborns, we now by diapers, binkies, bottles, onesies, blankets, and other things that might ease the financial struggle that having a baby can create with all of the expenses. We also buy gifts for our loved ones just for the sake of giving them presents because we care about them and want them to be happy. There is no other feeling like that of watching your friends and family open a gift you carefully shopped for, selected, and purchase specifically for them, and seeing the joyful smiles on their faces. From the big, open-last presents on the bottom of the pile of gifts under the tree, to the small candy bars and candy canes left in stockings hung on the mantel. Speaking of, why do we hang sock-shaped vessels on the fireplace to be filled with small presents?

The Tradition of Small Gifts in Stockings

If you think about it, it is a bit odd that we put small gifts, funny presents, and candy in a sock and hang it on our fireplace. Where did this idea come from? The popular tradition of stockings dates back to 1823, when the poem “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” included the practice of children leaving their stockings hung on the fireplace, where Santa Claus would come down the chimney and fill up the stockings before carrying on to the next house.

It’s rumored that the original idea came from the legend of the father of three children, whose wife had died as he started to slip into financial struggle. Because he was a proud man, St. Nicholas knew that he would not accept any form of charity, and decided to find another way to help the widowed man. He decided to slip down into the chimney of the man’s home and find a place to leave coins. He saw the three daughters’ stockings hanging to dry on a line by the fire, and filled them with gold coins. He left the money anonymously, and then left as quietly as he came. The daughters found their stockings full of gold in the morning, and would now be able to afford to one day marry and live happily ever after. And so, every year we hang our red and white stockings on the mantel of the fireplace, for Santa Claus to leave us small gifts, candy, and…oranges?

The Strange Tradition of Oranges in Stockings

Although oranges are popular in the scents of Christmas, accompanying apple, cinnamon, cloves, anise, and more, with extra thought, it is strange that many Americans receive oranges in their stockings. Where on earth did this come from? Supposedly, St. Nicholas was known for leaving not just coins of gold in stockings, but big spheres of solid gold. Later in history when fresh fruit was not common and hard to find, oranges were left in the stockings with the same idea of the gold, and the tradition has stuck ever since.

Continuing the Tradition of Christmas Presents in Tough Times

It is amazing that throughout history, even in the deepest, roughest points of financial struggle, people still come together during the Christmas season and skimp to be able to provide presents for the ones they love. On December 10th of 1905, O. Henry wrote a short story about a young couple’s strong desire to buy each other Christmas gifts, even when times were tough financially. They wanted their gifts to surprise one another, so the story explains how they tried to keep their gifts secret. The wife, Della, had only $1.87 on Christmas Eve, and wanted to use it to buy her husband a gift for the next morning.

With expenses too high and income too low, Della and her husband, Jim, only had two things of value in all their possessions — Jim’s gold watch that had been passed down from generation to generation, and Della’s long, luscious hair. She found a merchant to purchase her hair, a man that crafted goods from it. She found him and offered him her long locks, and he gave her twenty dollars for it. For the next two hours, she used her newly gained money and searched for a present for Jim, the day before Christmas. After all her searching, she found a gold chain to accompany her husband’s precious gold watch heirloom. It cost a total of twenty-one dollars, leaving her eighty-seven cents to her name.

She carried the precious chain home, excited to gift it to her husband, but nervous about him seeing her lack of hair. When she arrived, she spent almost an hour trying to curl her now very short hair. She began to cook dinner, waiting anxiously for Jim to arrive late, since he was always home on time. When he did finally come home, he saw Della’s new short hair and was shocked as he gave her the Christmas present that caused him to be so late. She opened it to find a set of hair combs that she had seen in a store window and praised, now with no hair to grip onto and adorn. She told Jim not to worry, and that her hair would grow back soon enough to wear them. She then gave her husband the chain for his gold watch and excitedly told him to fasten it on. Instead of taking the watch on its original leather strap from his pocket and replacing it with the new chain, he sat down and told Della that they should enjoy their Christmas Eve dinner now instead.

While in this story, “The Gift of the Magi,” O. Henry does not specifically state that Jim sold his watch to by Della her hair combs, it is implied because they could not afford extra expenses like presents without sacrifice, and he changes the subject when she tells him to put the watch on his new chain. This story shows the sweet sentiment of Christmas, that humans are willing to work an extra shift, take up a second job, or sacrifice their belongings and prized possessions to be able to afford Christmas gifts for the people they love. It shows the spirit of Christmas giving has always been in the hearts of humans, no matter the hardship.

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