This holiday season, a handmade holiday wreath of olive branches helps eradicate hunger in the U.S. The freshly made wreath can hang on the front door as a welcome to friends and family or festively decorate a holiday dinner table. All profits from the wreath sales go to America’s Second Harvest-The Nation’s Food Bank Network, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

To celebrate the giving program’s fifth year, Lindsay Olives has returned to the traditional round wreath. Fresh, green olive branches, universally recognized as a symbol of peace, are handwoven together to create a 20-inch wreath. An elegant 12-inch-long gold metal hanger is included, so the wreath can be easily hung on any door.

Each wreath is handwoven from green olive branches freshly cut from California groves and the wreath dries to a beautiful silvery green color. Available now to December, the Lindsay Olive Holiday Wreath is perfect for gift giving as it represents a gesture of peace towards one another.

The Lindsay Olive Holiday Wreath will be available exclusively at www.lindsayolives.com or by calling (800) 765-2029. The wreath costs $50, plus shipping. Orders will be accepted starting October 1 and will be delivered through December 22. A personalized colorful gift card can be enclosed with each wreath and hanger.

A Long History

Archives of ancient civilizations dating back thousands of years, including the Bible, refer to the olive branch as a symbol of peace and goodwill. In the Bible’s book of Genesis, the dove that Noah sent from the ark returned with an olive branch, indicating the end of God’s anger. The olive tree is one of the oldest trees on Earth. According to Greek myth, the olive tree was a gift from the goddess Athena. While arguing with the god Poseidon about the possession of the province of Attica, Athena drove her spear into the ground to stake her claim. An olive tree sprang up at that very spot. The city that was later built was called Athens in her honor.

The Gift Of Giving-This handmade olive branch wreath is a gift of peace that also helps to eliminate hunger in the U.S.

Experience the beauty of love this Valentine’s day. A beautiful red rose, a lovely greeting card, a soft toy and a wholeheartedly written letter is too clich. However, the joy of receiving and giving these gifts can not be matched with other out-of-the-world ideas. Simple yet interesting, these gifts will surely make your loved ones feel extraordinarily special. Make every little thing you do for your loved one special and memorable.

However, if you think these ideas are too mainstream for you. Then go for something unique and gift your loved one something special that he/she will fall head over heels in love with you all over again. Whether you want to gift a simple, inexpensive gift or a luxurious, expensive gift, always make sure that the gift will appeal to your loved one.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

For your man, you can go out of the way and do something unique, right from cooking his favourite dish to wearing his favourite dress, to decorating your room to buying him stuff that he will completely adore. Roses, candles and chocolates portray the spirit of the Valentine’s day perfectly. Make sure these three things are a part of your day as well. Buy him a woodsy perfume or a pair of trendy sunglasses, or both and hide them in his wardrobe and keep a little love note and a rose along with it. To make that day more special, you can light up your room or your terrace with rose scented candles and arrange for an intimate candle light dinner. A stylish wallet, a few tie accessories or a grooming kit will make the perfect Valentine’s day gift ideas for your man. Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Impressing your woman sounds simple. But, it is not as simple as it may sound. It can be complicated at times too. Especially for special occasions like Valentine’s day. Selecting the perfect valentine gift ideas or gifts for her is tricky. You need to know every minute detail about her likes and dislikes to pick the best gift from among the lot, from her favourite color to her favourite perfume, to her desired brand. Every little thing you do for her counts, even if it means just writing a cute little love note or surprising her with a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates. If you want to give her something memorable that she will treasure forever, then you can gift her a valentine jewellery diamond ring or a luxury watch. A beautiful dress or a pair of sunglasses are the perfect gifting options for your lady as well.

To make your day special, you can shop online for Valentine’s day gifts.

Suppose you are a young woman and you are going to be married in a few months. Surely you don’t want most of your guests to give identical presents to you in large numbers, which would render most of the repeated gifts useless and yet leave you wanting for more!

You may end up feeling that you could have done better by telling people beforehand which items you actually require to start your married life with.

Well the solution to your problem is here. A bridal gift registry is just the thing a young bride-to-be like you need, to inform the guests about your needs and requirements prior to the big day.

You have to create an account in a bridal gift registry store, a few months before the D-DAY and let your friends and family and relatives know through email. Your chances of receiving similar gifts from different guests will be completely negated.

Thanks to your bridal gift registry, your guests will know beforehand what you actually require/desire to begin your conjugal life. Innumerable reputed national stores offer bridal gift registry service where a prospective bride can compile a personalized bridal gift registry Wishlist. This will help guests to select the perfect gift for the bride to be.

The uphill task is to convince elderly family members into accepting such a novel idea. But instead of trying to convince them verbally in vain, you should go ahead, create your bridal gift registry and set an example before others.

Of course there are detractors who might think you are being avaricious and demanding; but when they see the plus points of and the practical logic behind such a service, they will melt for sure.

Tips for Bridal Gift Registry

You should choose to register with a minimum of one and maximum of three national store chain’s bridal gift registry. This will ease the pain or efforts of your out station guests or relatives who live in far off cities. Registering with a national store is advantageous because they have their presence in all the major and minor cities of the country.

Don’t select only super expensive items in your bridal gift registry which will put a dent in your guests’ pockets. Be sensible and choose items belonging to a broad price spectrum, so that everybody finds appropriately affordable gifts for purchase.

While sending out your bridal shower and wedding invitations, remember to include the list of shops/stores with which you are registered in their bridal gift registry.

In this way the whole process of selection and receiving of appropriate and necessary bridal gifts will become smoother, hassle free and also sensible.