Things have really gotten hot at the shop (a dear customer said last night the store looks like a tornado hit it! “in a good way” he added). Yes, we have been busy and working long days with no time to write in my dear blog. Over the past year I have come to love writing the blog (which until recently I tried to update pretty much every day of the year). UNTIL NOW. So, I am signing off until 2010 when we come back with even more fun. One last bit of clever & cuteness we just got in though (sorry, I can’t help myself!)- love these craft tins, $18.50- filled with lots of treats for hours of activities. COME IN AND SHOP NOW BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE!
Archive for December, 2009
Tags: "3 oz measure", "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Cooking Pencils", "Eiffel Tower Cheese Graters", "Magnetic Measuring Spoons", "Sticky notes- Kitchen", "Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Chef"
Some ideas for the CHEF in your life who needs their Stocking Stuffed along with their Goose cooked? How about one of these clever pads with magnet from Knock Knock, above- All out of or Planning the Menu $6.75 each.
Eiffel Tower Cheese Grater, small or large- depending on your stocking size?! $15.95 or $25.95.
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Stocking Stuffers for the Traveler", "Travel ideas"
Now for some ideas for the TRAVELER’S Stocking– starting with our Take Flight Carry On Travel set (meets all TSA requirements for carryons)- $7. And add some Pill Capsules for $3.50 to hold all their pills/vitamins on the go-
And how about some pill towels, great for cleaning up on the go ($6 for pack of 8)
Some Herban Essentials Towelettes (all individually wrapped, so you can split them up)- $15 would be a great addition too.
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Ballmania lip gloss", "Cucumber Eye Pads", "egg white facial soaps", "Fashion Origami", "Keep Calm and Carry on Band aids", "New York Daily News Holiday Gift Guide", "Stocking Stuffer Ideas- Girly"
Up next on our Stocking Stuffer Brainstorming Session: the Girly Girl. No ones loves cute treats and some TLC like the Girly Girl- so here are some ideas of things to stuff her Stocking with- first up, Egg White Facial Soaps, single sized above for $4.95 or a pack of 6 in an elegant box for $20.
For some mental simulation: Fashion Origami Set for $12.
let alone all the band-aids inside- $5.50.
PLENTY MORE INSPIRATION IN THE STORE TOO!!
And we are in the New York Daily News Gift Guide today- for our exclusive Brooklyn Paperweight and Lucky Beggar Coin Purse. Thanks Daily News (and NY 1 for picking up the story and singling out the Lucky Beggar Coin Purse!). Also, check out the New York Post too for our awesome NYC plate- THANKS NEW YORK!!
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store"
Tis the season to WRAP PRESENTS!! And I have been a wrapping machine at the shop (and for online orders too, free wrapping all around!!). It made me think back to when I watched a Laverne & Shirley episode back in the day and the girls needed some extra money for the Holidays, so they moonlit from the Brewery at the local Milwaukee Department store wrapping presents. I told me mom then and there that I wanted to be a professional wrapper when I grew up, and low and behold- it happened! Be careful with your dreams folks, they might just come true! Anyway so then it hit me- so I am a WRAPPER and my man, is a RAPPER. Yes, my man Rob is a Stand- up comic by trade, but he rocks his beat machine out at shows and his latest CD has 4 original rap songs. In fact, the title above “Together Forever, Tougher than Leather” is a Run DMC song my big Gorilla told me about, and so are the “Spread Love it’s the Brooklyn Way” T-shirts we had printed up (Notorious BIG lyric). He inspires me every day. Okay, back to wrapping…
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Gifts for Yankee Swaps", "Jokes on You Prank Kit"
We have had a ton of people in the shop lately shopping for Yankee Swaps. Call them what you want- White Elephant, Yankee Swaps (click here to learn how to plan one)- the rules are pretty much always the same and the important part is to come with a fun gift. The kind of gift that will be passed around and traded for. Bottom line- we are your spot! We’ve got tons of fun ideas for your next party, or Office Secret Santa (more on that tomorrow). Perhaps you are eyeing up the Jokes on You Prank Kit, above ($22)- or something more fun & functional (like our Greek Coffee Mugs $14)– we have tons of GREAT ideas for whatever you have up your sleeve. It has also been fun to hear from our customers that over the past few years (this is our 3rd Christmas) the shop has woven itself into some very fun family traditions- thank you for including us in your Holidays this year, and the whole year through. p.s. we also have small boxed versions of different pranks (Dollar Snatcher, Fake Vomit, Hand Buzzer, etc.) in cute boxes perfect for stocking stuffers! ($2.95 each, make fun party favors too!)
Tags: "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Appleletters", "Banangrams", "Pairs in Pears"
From the same great people that brought you BANANAGRAMS, introducing Appleletters and Pairs in Pears. Two more fruity games to wet your appetite for some more challenging and fun word games. APPLELETTERS is the new domino game where you don’t connect the dots, you connect the letters. PAIRS IN PEARS is a fun word game played with 4 alphabets, each in a different pattern. And as always, you can play ANYTIME/ANYWHERE!! Start picking! $17 each. Great Stocking Stuffer!!
Tags: "Animal Hands", "Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store", "Bunny Market Tote", "Crayon Rocks", "Sticker Frames", "Daily Candy"
We are THRILLED to be in Daily Candy Everywhere Today for their 24 Secret Santa Gifts under $24– our Sticker Frames, above, are featured ($19.95)– but we also sell quite a few others listed- so you can do all your shopping in ONE place! Also available and on their list-