Nationally Known Gift Expert Shares 4 Easy Ways to Give Gifts That Make an Impact

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Lindsay Roberts, editor of, takes the hassle out of finding unique and creative gift ideas by offering expert gifting advice and an uber-cool website full of under-the-radar gift recommendations for every type of person and price range.

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4 Easy Ways to Give Gifts That Make an Impact: Make it Personal, Consider Handmade, Give an Experience and Don't Forget the WOW Factor."

The Gift Insider scours local boutiques, magazines and the web to help users find the best, newest, coolest, most unique, most romantic, most creative gift ideas out there - so that users don't have to. is an edgy new site that lets users browse for gifts by price, person, occasion or personality, then links directly to the website where users can purchase these cool gift ideas.

The site offers exclusive discount codes for many of the products recommended and has a blog full of gifting tips and trends for each holiday season.

4 Easy Ways to Give Gifts That Make an Impact in 2011

1. Make it Personal
So many gifts you order online can be engraved, embroidered and customized for a few extra bucks. It shows you put some thought and effort into finding a gift just for that person. Order early.

2. Consider Handmade is our go-to for handmade gift ideas. It's brimming with meaningful and affordable finds that are sure to be as unique as the artists who make them. Festivals and fairs are another great place to find one-of-a-kind items.

3. Go for a Memorable Experience Gift
Many companies now offer gift certificates where recipients can pick from hundreds of unique experiences like driving a race car or being a fighter pilot for the day. It's a perfect way to give them something they've always dreamed of.

4. Don't forget the WOW factor
Try to add special touches to every gift you give this year. Combine a few similar and smaller items into a pretty gift set, add in some easy photo gifts from Walgreens, or wrap the gift using a favorite flower instead of a bow.

The Gift Insider recommends similar tips and gift ideas across a variety of media platforms. Roberts has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CW and FOX networks across the country, she was recently a guest on The Carson Daly Radio Show and contributes to several gift guides and online columns.

Roberts started the site after working in the publishing industry at magazines such as Esquire and Good Housekeeping. She decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her passion for creative gift-giving in June 2010.

Journalists: Need a quick quote for any gifting features? Feel free to use any of our tips but make sure to attribute all quotes to “Lindsay Roberts, gift-giving expert and founder of"

For more information and gift expert interviews, media appearances and spokesperson opportunities, please go to The Gift Insider's contact page to contact Lindsay.


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