Saturday, November 29, 2008

The new website is now working

Hi everyone,

As promised, I'm sending you this note to tell you the new website is now working! We had some technical issues but all seems to be okay and functioning well now. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

The URL is the same but I'll repeat it:

Right now, I've got articles on it about:

1) Book themed gift baskets (we picked a few of our favorite holiday books and then gave you some ideas on how you can create gift baskets built around those books).

2) This year's best personalized gifts (and there are some wonderful ones!)

3) Our favorite Advent Calendars to count down the season

4) The gift of a newsletter -- writing holiday newsletters that your recipients will love to receive

I've got more great articles cooking in the oven now (sorry for the metaphor; I've been doing alot of holiday baking lately!!!) (smile)
So please keep checking back.

Don't forget to check this blog, too, as I will publish some articles and ideas here, too. I hope to publish something nearly every day during the holiday season. Some slated entries include:

- ideas for celebrating St. Nicholas Day on December 5
- ideas for celebrating St. Lucia's Day on December 13
- reviews of various hot gift items this holiday season, including the MyTwinn doll

and much more

So please keep your eye on both the website and the blog.

Creatively yours,
Cheryl Schroeder

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Even more Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals--Toys

I'm listing even more deals -- be sure to look at the blog entry before this one for other deals!

Magic Cabin
From now until 12-18-08, use code MCH and receive $4.99 standard shipping on Magic Cabin orders $65 and over.

My Twinn (We ordered one of these dolls for my daughter for Christmas and they are truly lovely, and it really looks like her! I hope to write a review about it soon here on the blog or on the website!)
My Twinn: $20 off Personalized My Twinn Doll! (ends 12.8)

My Twinn: Play Room Sale: Save Up to 25% Off Select Furniture! (ends 12.1)

My Twinn: 20% Off Select Accessories, Shop Now! (ends 12.1)

My Twinn: Save 10% on Matching Girl & Doll Clothing! (ends 12.1)

My Twinn: Buy one baby doll and get 25% off your purchase of a second baby! (limited time offer)

Just in time for holiday shopping! Hearthsong offers this fun kid's tent at an incredibly reduced price of only $19.99!

From now until 12-18-08, use code HSHL and receive $4.99 standard shipping on Hearthsong orders $65 and over.

eToys --'lots of offers here!!
eToys: Thanksgiving Specials: Up to 60% Off Select Items. (ends 11.28)

eToys: Free Standard Shipping On 500+ Items! (limited time offer)

eToys: Dreamtime Baby Sale Up to 30% Off Select Items (ends 12.2)

eToys: Electronics Sale Up to 50% Off Select Items (ends 12.2)

Nikelodeon Shop - through 12/22
Order Dora Saves The Snow Princess on DVD and get 15% off your order at the Nick Shop! Use Promo Code QDSDVD at Checkout. Expires 12.22.08

Lego Store - through 12/1
Feast Your Eyes on These Savings with the LEGO 'Black Friday' Offer! Save $10 on your order over $100, Save $20 on your order over $200, or save $30 on your order over $300! This promotion is valid 11-28-08 through 12-01-08.

Disney Shopping - deals on Friday, December 28 and Monday, December 1
Shop for great gifts on Friday, November 28th and get magical prices at

Go to for great Cyber Monday specials. December 1st only.

Deals and Steals on Games for Kids

Crayola Store
Get a custom created box of crayons -- order by December 7 for Christmas gift giving.
Create Your Own Custom Box of 64 Crayola Crayons Exclusively at

Free Shipping on ALL orders over $75 at the Crayola Online Store!

Stuff Kids Like
Deal Of The Day!

Back to Basics Toys - through 12/5
Free Ground Shipping on Orders Over $85! Use Promo Code EDISC83. Exp. 12/5/08

10% Off Zoobooks Products - Coupon code: ZOOBOOKS (magazine subscriptions do not apply)

Kazoo Toys - through 12/25
Save 10% on your purchase of $50 or more with coupon code: CJ50B at Expires December 25th, 2008.

Save 15% on your purchase of $100 or more with coupon code: CJ100B at Expires December 25th, 2008.

Little Tikes Online Store
Free Standard Shipping on order $200 or more. Use code AFFS2008

Red Wagons - Sales & Specials!!

Save up to 75% on Art Supplies at

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Friday Deals!

No, you don't have to get up and out the door at midnight on Thanksgiving evening (Friday morning) just to get hot deals! You can get all those great deals while you are in your 'jammies and drinking mulled wine (or another favorite drink!) We surfed the internet and found these deals. Click on the specific link to take advantage of these bargains.

Tool King - through 11/30
Free ground shipping. Click here

Craftsbury Kids - 10% off any purchase - 11/27 - 12/1 Click here
to take advantage of this offer.

Things From Another World - these offers from 11/26 - 12/31
25% off designer vinyl toys
25% off collectibles
Click here to take advantage of this offer.

San Francisco Music Box Company - through 11/30
$10 off orders of $50 or more. Click here

HighBridge Audio - save 30% on orders over $75 - 11/25 - 12/18
Click here to take advantage of this offer.

Jones Soda - customize your own Soda for the holidays. 25% Off All MyJones Orders from Jones Soda. Offer good until 12/5/08. Click here for info.

Nest Entertainment - offers through 12/31
Bargain bin - items under $10

Free shipping on orders over $39. Click here.
All books and music 15% off - Click here

Great Russian Gifts - offer ends on 12/1
20% off entire order. Click here

Kimmy Shop - offer from 11/27 - 12/1
83% off High School Messenger Bag. Click here

A Gift Personalized - offer from 11/27 - 12/5
25% off any item and free shipping. Click here

Journal Engraver - offer from 11/27 - 12/15
$5 off any item Click here

Ornament Shop
Free shipping on orders of 5 or more ornaments. Click here

eBeanstalk -
Free shipping on all gift series orders Click here

Russian Legacy
$10 off best-selling 7 piece nesting dolls. Click here

Jewelry Impressions - through 12/1
20% off purchase of fine finished jewelry. Use coupon code cj20 at checkout, and use this link

New blog and new website for the holiday 2008 season

Hi everyone,

I know that things have been very quiet on the Creative Gift Giver website ( I've been busy working on a new website to make it easier for you to navigate and find the information you need to give the world's most imaginative gifts. I am waiting for the website to propugate (I guess that's what they call it), or be updated on servers around the world, so it may not be showing up in your browser yet. But it will be soon! However, I thought I would also use a blog to provide another method of communicating with you. Please subscribe to this blog to ensure you receive a notice when this blog is updated.

The first "real" post in the blog will be about Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. After all, we're all looking for a good bargain this holiday season, aren't we?

Creatively yours,
Cheryl Schroeder