Friday, October 19, 2012

Unique and Personalized Holiday Gifts from Red Envelope {Review}

Red Envelope logo
When it comes to finding just the right gifts for the holidays, it's always fun to get (or give) a creative, unique gift... but there is also something to be said for items that are simple, classic and stylish.

So wouldn't it be nice if there was a place that offered both? Somewhere that you could visit and know that you could find everything from apparel to jewelry to decor to keepsakes (and more) that you would be proud to give and your recipient would be sure to love?

Well of course that's possible! Exactly that is found at none other than the site known for finding the perfect gift for each and every occasion:

Red Envelope

A leading e-commerce retailer, is best known for specializing in gifting, and offers consumers a wide variety of products and options. As well as knowing that customers appreciate their extremely large selection in items for him, her, kids, the home and more, Red Envelope also prides itself on delivering an amazing customer experience.

Which means that all that is left is to peruse their collection of Christmas gifts and attempt to narrow it down to your favorites!

Christmas Gifts

With so many great gift ideas, I finally opted to select something practical and something fun.

First up, the practical: a Gadget Charger for the Car.

car charger

Cleverly designed as a cup of coffee (measuring 3½ x 6"), this portable charger fits conveniently into a car's cup holder and has the ability to power up to three devices at once. The two AC outlets can be used for laptops, DVD players, phone chargers, camera chargers and more, while the single USB power port is perfect for iPods, MP3 players and cell phones.

Using this Gadget Charger is nearly foolproof, as you simply plug it into your DC car outlet (the 18" cord is plenty long enough to reach in all types of vehicles)...

car adapter

...and your power is ready to go!

Now we never have to worry about phones ending up out of juice, laptop batteries running low or arriving at our destination and finding our camera dead. Instead, keeping this Gadget Charger handy in the car at all times is a load off of my mind for short or (especially) long trips.

gadget charger for the car

As an added bonus, this charger features overload protection and low car battery shut off, so there is never any stress about blowing a fuse or draining too much battery. It's just a high quality, convenient, must-have device for anyone that doesn't want to travel and risk being without a charge.

Retailing for $39.99, the Gadget Charger for the Car from Red Envelope would make a perfect gift for just about anyone that could use an extra way to stay powered up.

Next up, something fun: Personalized Hand in Hand Family Frames.

family frames

A Red Envelope exclusive, these whimsical hand in hand frames are available to portray each member of the family (man, woman, boy and girl). They even arrive with a black dry erase marker so that the characters can be personalized with the name or nickname of each person (or, for $6.95 Red Envelope can also engrave the name right on the frame).

As I had ordered these as a gift for my husband, I couldn't wait to get them all ready to gift. After shrinking down and printing out a photo of each of our girls...

character frames took another minute or two to use the plastic insert in the frames as a guide to cut out their faces.

The resulting cuteness absolutely made me swoon!

family picture frames

These are going to be the sweetest addition to my husband's desk at work, as not only will he see our girls' smiling faces, but the magnetic quality of the "hands" keeps these happily together at all times! Now if only our real-life daughters would always seem so cheerful about holding hands with each other as these 2¼"w x 3½"h versions do...

Originally retailing for $14.95 each, the Personalized Hand in Hand Family Frames currently sell for $9.99 each and would make such a cute gift for parents, grandparents, godparents, teachers and more. Who wouldn't get a smile out of seeing a scene like this on their mantel or picture table?

personalized family frames

When it comes to gift-giving, Red Envelope makes it simple and fun... and, in the case of the holidays, so easy to find something uniquely right for everyone on your list.

With accessories, pieces for entertaining, gadgets, art and more in a variety of price ranges, there is sure to be something to impress your recipient (or as a special treat for yourself) this season. Many can even be personalized with a monogram or custom message to make them even more special!

With fast shipping, easy returns and a guarantee that backs all of their products, is the place to shop this year... and then return for future holidays and occasions as well. You can't go wrong!

(Other than the complimentary Gadget Charger and Family Frames that I received from to facilitate my review, I was not provided with anything or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion of this site and these items.)


Sndrdee said...

Red Envelope has the most unique things, which makes them a really great place to buy Christmas presents. You did a nice job higlighting some of those things in your review. Nice job

slehan said...

I see an iPod player in my sister's future. Thanks for the review.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

these ARE wonderfuly unique gifts! The charger would be VERY handy in my family =)

Kelly Blackwell said...

We love Red Envelope. Well, I do especially because my husband always finds unique Valentine's gifts for me there. I took a stop over because it has been a while and loved the Year Of Wishes candles. These would make a great gift for my mom who loves candles but will also enjoy the sweet little keepsake inside. :) Thanks for sharing.

Some Lucky Dog said...

I've been happy with my purchases from Red Envelope! Thanks for the reminder to use them for Christmas!

Rose-Marie said...

These are cute gifts! I've never heard of this site before, which is good because you can find things that people haven't seen all over the place! Good time to start looking for bargains for the people in your life, such as kids' teachers, mail delivery, etc., so you can spend more quality time shopping for your family!

Remus said...

I love the gadget charger.... that is cute! I have bought presents from them before.... great place to find things you wont find elsewhere