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The Gift Chick’s pre-Black Friday sale!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011


Monday, November 21st, 2011

Holiday Gourmet and Gift Sale

The Rippowan Cisqua School, 325 West Patent Rd, Mount Kisco, NY
Lower Campus Sky Room
Tuesday, November 22nd
8:00am – 4:00pm

Come join the Gift Chick on her last shopping show before Thanksgiving! This wonderful fundraising and community building tradition includes festive home baked goods, plants, gourmet frozen entrees, and an array of holiday gifts. All are welcome.
Get amazing holiday deals from the Gift Chick!

New York City Shopping without the hassle!

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Your weekend is not complete without stopping at the Barnert Temple Holiday Boutique and shopping till you drop.

Next holiday shopping stop: Chappaqua!

Friday, November 18th, 2011


27th Annual
Chappaqua Craft Fair

Saturday, November 19, 2011

10am – 4pm
Robert E. Bell Middle School
50 Senter Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Located across the street from the Chappaqua Train Station.
Free parking at train station on fair day only!
Featuring Over 90 New and Returning Vendors 

Handcrafted Jewelry, Designer Clothing,

Handbags and Accessories, Original Artwork,
Tableware and Furniture, Bath and Beauty Products
Children’s Gifts, Floral Designs, Gourmet Foods and much more!

The Joy of Shopping Holiday Boutique

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Join The Gift Chick at her next stop on her 2012 Fall Show tour — Bedford, NJ!

GGG Newsletter #1: Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

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Need help with holiday gift ideas? The Gift Chick is here to help!

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Join the movement and support small business on Nov. 27, 2010.

Camp stuff

Heading off to camp? GGG is the place for camp stuff and bunk junk. Grab ‘em while we got ‘em!

To our dear customers,

WELCOME! I invite you to Subscribe to the new GottaGreatGift Newsletter. I would like to keep you in the loop on new inventory and gift deals now that the holiday shopping season has begun. Find a gift for everyone on your list. At deals so great, you’ll even want to put those who were “Naughty” back on the “Nice” list. Get our Holiday Promotional Code below for additional savings this season when you shop online! and The Gift Chick are now on Facebook and Twitter! Please join me. I thank you for your continued patronage! I couldn’t have come this far without your support.

Happy Holidays!!!

~ The Gift Chick

Fill your holiday shopping cart with great gifts from GottaGreatGift!

Featured Items for the holidays!

Still need a great gift to complete your holiday shopping list?  Avoid the maddening crowds at the malls. Shop all the 12 days of Christmas at your convenience with! We offer lots of fun games, knick-knacks, and apparel for everyone, kids to adults.
Hanukkah is only 7 days away! And there are now only 29 days till Christmas!!! Don’t wait until the last minute or it’ll all be gone!

  • For the kids, encourage their style and creativity with the new U-Lace shoe lacing system. This allows kids to design and custom their kicks just they way they want.
  • For that difficult person that has everything, give ‘em what’s always sure to please –the Lug Nap Sac! The cozy pillow and blanket are added convenience while traveling during the holidays. Plus, everyone has to sleep, and who doesn’t love a good nap after eating a holiday big meal?
  • For your holiday host/hostess, a Cut the Cheese set, along with the gourmet cheese log, crackers and wine you brought for appetizers.
Need more gift ideas? Browse our wide selection of gifts at

Ila DUSK Personal Alarm in Dark Blue Butterfly.
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The Gift Chick receives New Items in her great gift inventory all the time. Visit our Facebook page or follow The Gift Chick on Twitter to get hip on what has in store each month!

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  • Make faces at the table! Here’s a chance for you to play with your food and exercise your creativity at the same time! So bring on the mashed-potatoes and peas…the possibilities are endless! Food Face is mid-size and crafted from hotel-quality, food-safe, high-fire ceramics. It’s individually gift boxed with lots of inspirational (not to mention wacky) food art. Wouldn’t YOU have loved this when you were a kid?
  • Stay warm and snuggly this winter with 100% Microfiber Novelty Blankets from Made With Love. Check out other fun patterns for the Sports Lover, Sushi Lover, Movie/Popcorn Lover, Candy Lover, and more. Buy the whole soft and cozy set, as we also carry the matching pillows and lounge pants!
  • Safety is always #1. Enter the Ila DUSK, a personal alarm that emits a piercing, high decibel female scream designed to shock and disorientate an attacker. It’s a discreet stylish accessory that can be kept close at hand.

The Gift Chick is offering additional savings this holiday shopping season!

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Gifts for your Thanksgiving host/hostess

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Thank you for bringing me into your home! Thank you for working hard to make this amazing Thanksgiving meal! Thank you for sharing your table and welcoming me into your friend/family circle! I cannot find the words for how truly Thankful I am for the love you have shown me this holiday. For this, I give you a token of my gratitude and appreciation.

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.  ~Author Unknown

The Gift Chick at has picked the following gift ideas for your host/hostess for this Thanksgiving celebration. We guarantee that it’ll at least get you a bigger slice of pumpkin pie and ice cream for dessert. :)

1) Cut the Cheese, and bring a yummy gourmet cheese log with fruit and crackers as an appetizer for the meal.

2) Sock Monkey Wine Caddy. A fun way to wrap up the bottle of nice red wine you also brought.

3) Gemvelopes. Chic pouches for the lady of the house to stores her jewels. Great for traveling.

4) Kitchen Folio. Great for helping the lady of the house get organized and take control of the daily chaos.

5) Stackable Recycled Vases. Unique and clever, recycled glass vases to display separately or as one single stacked bottle.

6) Lady Jayne Tower of Notes. An elegant set of notepads with matching pen, to make even to worst note scribbles look artsy.

7) 2 Carat Diamond Ring Coffee Cup. A great way to start the day — a cup full of coffee and a glamorous sparkling diamond!

8 ) Year of Good Wishes Candles. One for each month of the year, these candles each have a plaque featuring a wish to focus on such as joy, love, fun and adventure.

9) Gloveables. The perfect way for the lady of the house to protect her hands while still being fashionable and comfortable. You go Girl!

10) FOOD! Always my “Go To”. You can never go wrong. Try these Holiday Food Gift Ideas from the Kitchens of The Food Channel.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! May your bellies and hearts be filled.

GGG Item of the week: Portable Speakers!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”  ~Angela Monet

Now, you can share the music to which you are dancing so insanely. Whenever you are on the go — while traveling this holiday season, at a backyard bbq hanging out with friends, at winter camp to impress bunk buddies, a small parking lot tailgate party, walking through the park, backpacking and hiking through the hills, or to set the mood for a romantic rooftop dinner — these portable speakers from allow your music to be heard. So let the music play and dance on everyone, dance on!

“Without music life would be a mistake.”  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
*Note: Locations where portable speakers may be a mistake include libraries, public trains/subways, church, and anywhere else you get the cautionary, annoyed glares from unsuspecting bystanders.

Mini Block Dock Speaker

Plug iPods® or iPhones® into this cool Mini Block Dock Speaker. There are NO batteries required and you can even adjust the volume. Works with all iPhones, as well as iPod classic, Nanos, Touch and Minis.

Works off the charge of the iPod.
Great for traveling, the office, camp and anywhere you want to listen to tunes.
Just think of all the money you will save on batteries.
Measures  2 1/2″ L x 1″ H x 3/4″ D

Portable DJ Speaker – with sound effects

This Portable DJ Speaker from Zumreed lets you mix different sounds using your iPod, iPhone or any MP3 player, like a real DJ. It gives you 3 hours of continuous DJ sounds. The speaker features a Mini Jack Plug to connect to your computer for re-charging. Takes 1 hour to charge.

Includes: Mini Jack Plug, USB Cables, 3 Types of  Sound effects

Craft a colorful garden this winter!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The Gift Chick: Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
Mary: Quite contrary indeed! This winter season has not got me down since I have switched to this amazing artificial garden I’ve created. No more barren fields of frostbitten Silverbells and Cockle Shells. Now, I can sit at my desk and admire colorful beautiful flowers all winter…in fact, all year long! It has definitely lifted my mood :)

Craft a colorful garden yourself with GottaGreatGift‘s new items: Desk Daisy Paperclip Holder and Paper Flower Maker Kit! Turn those dismal grays to an abundant palate of reds, pinks, oranges, yellows, purples, and greens! It’s sure to add pep to your day.

Perfect for your office workstation, the Desk Daisy from Fred gives you an extra hand by holding business cards, notes, and photos. The petals are colorful paper clips, in full bloom all year long, that cling to magnets in the center of each flower. The stems are bendable — simply twist them to create fun flower arrangements. Desk Daisy is an easy way to add a splash of springtime to your desk! We’ve included 30 colorful petal-shaped clips in each box.

Make all kinds of flowers! This Paper Flower Maker Kit from Pixie includes enough supplies to make four different flowers. Included are the flower maker, tissue petals stems, calyxes and instructions. Make flowers that last forever!

Want more ideas for an everlasting paper garden? If you’re nimble with your fingers, try Origami (Japanese paper folding). Origami Resource Center is a good way to get started. Have fun.

A quick guide to better learning, in school and in life

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Basics of learningSchool/Work overload

Investigate your natural mode of learning. You may not realize that how you learn and prepare yourself for passing life’s little tests may reflect how you study best for school exams. Vice versa.

You’ve been chugging along in school for sometime since Summer ended. You’ve soon got the holiday breaks to look forward to, Thanksgiving then Christmas. Hooray! But before all that, this means that teachers are ready to test you on what you have been learning so far. How confident are you with your learning skills and study habits? There are many different types of learners – multiple intelligences, if you will. Which one are you?

  • Linguistic – A learner who likes to read, write, and tell stories. They are good at memorizing words; so they learn best through saying, hearing, and seeing words.
  • Logical – A learner who likes to experiment, explore/research, and figure things out. They are good with numbers/math, reasoning, logic and problem solving; so they learn best through categorizing and classifying abstract patterns/relationships.
  • Spatial – A learner who likes to draw/design, build/create, daydream, watch TV/movies/pictures, and play with machines. They are good at puzzles/mazes, reading charts/maps, sensing change and imagining things; so they learn best through visualizing, dreaming, working with pictures/colors.
  • Musical – A learner who responds to music, who likes to sing/hum tunes, listen to music, and play an instrument. They are good at keeping time/rhythm, picking up sounds/pitches, and remembering melodies; so they learn best through rhythm, melody, and music.
  • Kinesthetic – A learner who likes move around, talk/touch/use body language. They are good at physical activities like sports and crafts; so they learn best through moving around and touching/interacting/processing through bodily sensations.
  • Life SkillsNaturalistic – A learner who likes to be outside interacting with the surroundings and everything in nature. They are good at categorizing/organizing, planning, and preservation/conservation; so they learn best by studying in a natural setting, studying natural phenomenon and learning how things work.
  • Interpersonal – A learner who likes to have lots of friends, be social and join groups. They are good at communicating, understanding people, organizing and leading others; so they learn best through sharing, comparing, relating, cooperating and interviewing.
  • Intrapersonal – A learner who likes to work alone and pursue their own interests. They are good at understanding self, focusing inward, following instincts, and pursuing interests/goals; so they learn best through individualized projects working alone, at their own pace and in their own space.

Now take this Multiple Intelligence Test to see which type of learner are you! Here’s my test scores showing I’m a Kinesthetic learner.

Regardless of what type of learner you are, if you are struggling with material in life, work or school, it is always wise to seek help from others. With some information taken from Dartmouth College’s Academic Skills Center, here are a few extras tips to better prepare yourself to learn.

  2. Original learning must happen. You obviously have to be exposed to the material before reviewing it. You’d be surprised just how much material you can retain from class or work meetings by just paying attention, rather than playing on your cellphone or taking a nap.
  3. Study overloadEat and sleep. Making sure you are well rested and well nourished help your brain to function with more focus and efficiency. This does not included junk food!
  4. Early review. Before you even attempt to learn new material in class or at work, go the extra mile to glance head in the textbooks or work documents. Memorization of new material is most effective when associated with what is already known. Immediately after your class or work meeting, review/revise your notes by adding any material comes to mind. Forgetting quickly occurs shortly after learning. Studies have also shown that highlighting your notes is more effective than underlining! (But don’t quote me on that because, as demonstrated above, I’m poorly Linguistic and do not remember my reference. LOL)
  5. Space and location. Give yourself sometime to digest the material after the initial review. Several brief periods spread over 5-10 days ensures good recall of information. Studies also have shown that varying your study locations helps for good recall because you force your brain to retain information without environmental associations. (And for this I can provide you with an actual reference. Check this link!)
  6. Test nightmareIntermediate review. Spread this out over several months. This should focus on understanding and organization of the material. You may dedicate only between 5-10 minutes of review but, over 4 months, you’ll have better information retention!
  7. Final Review. As it indicates, this is a review and no new material should be learned. Take the time to draw together final main currents of thought, outline and organize from memory.

No matter what type of learner you are, GottaGreatGift has the perfect accessory to help you develop those natural learning skills. Or you may also want to grab a gift from GottaGreatGift for encouragement, to lift someone’s mood, take their mind off school/work and turn their day around, or congratulate them on a job well done!

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