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Mattress Topper for a Goodnight’s ZZZ

Know someone in the market for a new mattress but who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money? I have great news! Try a mattress topper!

mattress-topper-for-goodnights-rest-thoughtful-gift-ideaThe mattress industry’s rule of thumb is to purchase a new mattress every seven years.

WOW! I remember my grandparents and parents kept theirs for 25+ years. The springs had to be pushing through before they considered a new mattress.

If memory foam mattress pads and toppers existed back then, I would have purchased one for them! Continue Reading

Welcome Home! | Yard Decorations

When my co-worker’s husband, Mark, returned home from deployment in the Middle East, she breathed such a sigh of relief. Sandra and her son, Kyle, had been praying for his safe return every night. As an Air Force pilot, Mark encountered some intense moments.

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Say “Welcome Home!” in a visual way with yard decorations.

To express their overwhelming joy to see him home, Sandra and Kyle welcomed back Mark in patriotic style!

They surprised him by decorating their front yard with red, white and blue balloons and a custom yard sign that said, “Welcome Home Mark.”

Several of their neighbors also joined in by displaying their American flag in honor of his return.

Sometimes words aren’t enough to express how we feel. Sandra and Kyle used yard decorations to say “Welcome Home!” in a very VISUAL way that made a big impression on Mark and the entire neighborhood.

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We’re Celebrating a Milestone!

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We’re so excited to announce that we’ve published our 250th blog post!

Since several of our articles contain multiple thoughtful gift ideas means www.SunburstGifts.org now offers 250+ thoughtful gift ideas for anyone to use. It’s all in one place and easily searchable by gift category and keyword.

Now that we’re gearing up for the holidays, we hope you’ll share our website with your friends and family to help them come up with the perfect gifts for their loved ones.

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If you’re not aware, Sunburst Gifts has a Pinterest page where you can pin your favorite gift ideas. We also have a Facebook page where you can easily share and comment on the gifts we post.

Queen Darlene and Princess Diana wish you the least stressful holiday season you’ve ever experienced, and we hope our gift ideas can get you to your happy place! Cheers!

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A Heartfelt Thank You Letter to My 5th Grade Mentor

Completely by chance, I found out a friend from high school worked with my 5th grade mentor, Mr. Brownlee.

heartfelt-thank-you-letter-mentor-thoughtful-giftI haven’t seen or talked to Mr. Brownlee in more than 20 years, but I’ve thought about him many times since then. Through him, I learned an important life lesson that always stuck with me.

Let me first explain how I got to know Mr. Brownlee. A few students from each of the 5th grade classes at my elementary were selected to be a part of a leadership group that everyone simply called “Mr. Brownlee’s Group.”

Each month, we met Mr. Brownlee in our school library to talk about a wide variety of different topics. He always brought a special guest so we could learn from people from all walks of life.

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Shopping for a Friend in Crisis

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What do you do when a friend or relative is experiencing a life changing event? How do you help when you are hundreds of miles away?

shopping-for-a-friend-thoughtful-gift-ideaPhone calls are helpful to let them know you are thinking of them, praying for them, or to ask the question “What can I do for you?” The answer is usually “Thank you, but there’s nothing you can do.”

Many of us can’t accept that answer. But what can we do?

My friend’s husband has been in the hospital for several months since having surgery that left him paralyzed. His focus is to walk again.

Sharon visits Dale at the hospital every day after work, and things have taken a toll on her physically. She lost weight to the point that her clothes don’t fit anymore, but she has zero time to shop. All of her free time is spent helping Dale get better.

That’s when it occurred to me how I could help Sharon. I could shop for her!

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Top 5 Gift Ideas Blowing Up on Pinterest

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The Pinterest votes are in! Drum roll please…

We’re so excited to share our Top 5 most repinned thoughtful gift ideas on Pinterest! Any of these popular gifts will make someone in your life feel very special. Happy gifting!

1) Easy Peasy Birthday Money Box

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2) 18 Things I Wish I Had Known at 18

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3) Lottery Ticket Bouquet

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4) Jesus Candy Cane Poem

Candy Cane Gift Idea for the Elderly

5) Random Acts of Kindness for Your Own or Someone Else’s Birthday

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Pay It Forward Idea – Tape a package of microwaveable popcorn to a Redbox machine along with a note!

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Grandparents Day for a Child Without One

My friend, Jody, told me her son, Austin, was crying because he no longer had any living grandparents to take to Grandparents Day at school. He lost his grandfather earlier in the year.

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“Grandmother” & “Grandson”

I have known Austin since the day he was born and could not stand it that he was heartbroken. I told Jody to have him call me. I would go as his grandparent. When Austin called, I asked him, “Do you want a young grandmother or an old one?”

In my mid-forties at the time, I prepared to be a young grandmother but as luck would have it, he asked for “old!”

I told him, “Old is what you want, old is what you will get!” Continue Reading

A Solution to a Problem | Always a Thoughtful Gift

One of the best ways to come up with a thoughtful gift is to find a solution to someone’s problem.

solution-problem-popcorn-thoughtful-giftAll you have to do is listen closely. Do they complain that something is difficult? Takes too long? Too expensive? Doesn’t work right?

All of these statements are clues to a problem, annoyance or hassle in their life. If you can come up with a solution, you’ve found yourself a thoughtful gift!

Let me give you a simple example.

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Sunburst Gifts Offers Gift Consulting Service

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You don’t have time, you may hate shopping, or you may just have run out of good ideas.

gift-consultingBut there’s no good excuse for not finding that special gift for that special someone. Whether for personal or business, gifts express how much you care so it’s important to get it right.

The good news? Customized gift giving assistance is now available through Sunburst Gifts.

We provide gift consulting to individuals and businesses by working one-on-one with clients to match the perfect thoughtful gifts to the person and the occasion.

The best part? We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We really mean it.

So we suggest you give our gift consulting service a try because we will decrease your stress load while increasing the “Wow!” or “Awwww!” factor of the next gift you give!

Learn how quick and easy it can be to get professional assistance from a gift consultant.

When Your Gift Doesn’t Get the Reaction You Expected

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It’s a wonderful feeling – the excitement of presenting someone with a gift that you’ve put so much thought into and that you absolutely know they’ll love. Unless they don’t… love it.

unexpected reaction to giftYou’re blindsided. What?? No squeals of joy. No grin from ear to ear. No outburst of “It’s perfect! You know me so well!”

Instead, in return for your awesome gift, the recipient gives you a forced smile and half-hearted thank you.

Now that feeling – totally sucks. But if the movie Frozen has taught us anything, it’s to Let It Go.

Don’t carry around feelings of disappointment, anger or bitterness when your gift doesn’t get the reaction you expected.

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