Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Bunk Basics: Packing for camp

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Are you getting pumped and ready for sleepaway camp? The Gift Chick has all you need to make your camp experience go smooth, without a hitch. With the following Bunk Basics, you’ll never worry about forgetting your most important camp stuff so you can keep your mind focused on having fun!

1. Bathroom/Shower essentials. Fun and functional, these Cosmetic Bags and Shower Caddies are the perfect way to keep all your things organized. They can hold make-up, toiletries, hair accessories, lotions, medications or anything that needs a place to be stored. Water Resistant Liner. Perfect for camp!

2. Don’t air your dirty laundry. Now even dirty laundry can be cool! Throw your dirty unsightlies into these cute novelty Laundry Bags, made of nylon mesh with a drawstring. Great camp essential for all campers!

3. Get a good night’s sleep. Made out of the softest minky fabric, these Pillowcases are loved by kids, teens, and adults. They make a great addition to any bedding for the best night of sleep. Great gift for campers who need their R&R after a long fun day!

4. Be prepared for the unexpected. Good things come in mini packages. Ouchies Mad Libs offers you fun despite your boo-boos. Must-have for all accident-prone campers! And tween/teen girl campers still have to be on their best out in the wilderness. With the Minimergency Kit, they’ll have all they need to overcome any unexpected outdoor obstacle.

5. Style is an option clean is not. Make your shower or bath more fun with our Peace Soap on a Rope. And the Slim Sonic Toothbrush is the first electric, portable toothbrush. Now you can be sure to keep your pearly whites bright wherever you are. Be cool and clean at the same time.

6. Prevent yucky bathroom fungus. Showaflops are ideal for camp.  Designed by a mother of a student, these flop flops feature unique drainage holes aimed at preventing yucky fungus and athletes foot. The soles are slip resistant and have antimicrobial protection.

7. Make time to play. Bunk Games are a must-have for any kid going to camp. These conversation games will guarantee tons of fun and laughs for everyone in the bunk. Great for a rainy day, rest hour or anytime campers want to chat and bond.

8. Keep your money, cellphone, or camera safe and dry. Kids will love to use this fun neoprene water-resistant wallet to hold all their stuff. The Peace Neoprene Wallet is perfect as a wallet or for your iPod, cellphone, small digital camera or anything that needs a home.

9. Carry all your camp gear in a fashionable tote. These Weekender Bags are a fun and stylish bag great for sleepovers, a day at the beach, a weekend getaway or as a camp bag. It has a zipper closure and 1.5″ wide web adjustable strap.

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!

Essential bags and totes for Summer

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Summer is just around the corner. Spring has allowed us time to wake up from our Winter slumber and now we are running out and about in the terrific Summer weather. With all this gallivanting around, we need stylish yet reliable bags and totes to carry our Summer essentials. Perfect for traveling, the beach and pool, the parks, shopping, sleepover parties, and Camp!

More often than not, Summer means travel. And if you’ll be traveling, you’ll want a Travel Case for your cosmetics and toiletries, as well as a Charger Case for all your digital devices. Yeah, you’re on vacation but there’s no way you’re leaving home without your cellphone and iPad!

I don’t know about you but I can’t find anything in my purse after accruing things throughout the day at the Farmer’s Market, the beach, the malls, the nightclubs…! I mean, where are my keys in this little congested purse?!? Fret no more! The Gift Chick has the perfect and stylish Purse Organizer for you!

Chuck the deuce and spread some peace as you meet and greet friends this Summer. And as you turn away, you’ll have them thinking, “She’s so wonderful. And where did she get that great I am Peace bag?!”

Like me, you’re probably planning on spending your whole Summer relaxing near some form of body of water. Whether you’re headed abroad internationally, having a staycation, going to sleepaway camp, or preparing yourself for going to college — What better way to prepare for the rough waters ahead than with trendy waterproof Cosmetic and Toiletry Cases? There’s a style to fit everyone.

Everyone is out of hibernation and dying to flaunt their cutest accessories. Flash your glam style with down-to-earth “peace” of mind by wearing the Peace Purse on your dainty wrist. Great for a night out salsa dancing in Seville!

Is your style more glam rocker? Then snag the Studded Clutch! I think I’ve actually seen ladies be moved to the front of the lines at nightclubs in NYC for this standout accessory.

What’s a girl to do without her favorite accessories?? Jewelry! You make room in your bag especially to fit these pieces! Pack them nicely and securely in a Tiara Jewelry Case and a Gemvelope.

Worst case scenario on a beautiful and far-away trip would be to lose your personal belongings. SPIbelt keeps your cash, keys, and credit cards securely near you at all times in a fashionable yet inconspicuous way! That way, if you lose your luggage, you’ve got the credit cards to buy more clothes. Don’t tell my husband, but sometimes I tip the airlines to do that on purpose.

Make a Statement with new Confetti Band bracelets

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Bracelets as a statement accessory have come a long way from the 1980s Madonna punk bangles and jelly bracelets, to colored social support bracelets, to outrageous high fashion gaudy bracelets, to the fun and colorful Silly Band bracelets…

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Well, that was a nice quick review through bracelet pop culture history. Now, we’d like to introduce you to the new bracelet fad of statement bracelets — with actual statements. And the bigger, the better and “louder” your words will be heard. Statement Tees are so last year! Try these Confetti Bands from on for size and wear your “heart on your sleeve”, so to speak. Be Yourself, I love 2 Text, I love 2 Dance, Love & Peace, Girl Power…and more!

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Check out more styles and statements for the best to suit your mood and personality at! Suitable and durable for kids. Perfect for the true Material Girls. Great for yourself or as a gift. Buy and wear more for the multi-faceted :P
Goodbye Silly Bandz, Hello Wide Statement Confetti Bands!

Trick out your sneakers!

Monday, September 27th, 2010

U has got a bright new item that’ll score you some major style points in the schoolyard, the ball courts, or just cruising the town in your hot kicks – U-Lace! The U-Lace custom lacing system is the newest fashion trend in Japan, allowing you to trick out your shoes just the way you want and with ease. Make your hot kicks even hotter!

Forget those confusing lace braiding schemes that only add bulk to the shoe. U-Laces are lace segments engineered to span one set of eyelets each – giving you the power to create an almost infinite combination of colors and configurations. They lock in and pop back out easily, so you can use them on multiple sneakers and change them out as often as you like: quickly, easily, repeatedly. With 24 colors available, you have over 110 billion color combinations at your fingertips. It’s totally customizable to your style and personality.

VIDEO: Introducing U-Lace

Try out these sample designs then see if you can come up with your own.

U Lace designs

U Lace shoes

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Celebration of Peace, Love, and Harmony

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

September 21 is the International Day of Peace, or World Peace Day. Take it upon yourself to do a good deed for a stranger and believe that he/she will pay it forward. Start with a day then try it for a week, a couple weeks, a month…“The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982.

In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace.”

Michael Jackson

PLAY VIDEO: Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
An advocate for world peace, Michael Jackson led alongside other world peace leaders like Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Deepak Chopra, and Oprah. His legacy not only lies in influencing music, but MJ influenced the world with his music. “Man in the Mirror” reminds and encourages us to aspire to be our own peace leader.

Representing more than just the hippie days of peace and love from the 1960s, here are some Peace merchandise from to help celebrate this 2010 Peace Day:

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NEW ITEM: These fashionable Peace wristlet purses are a cute way to wear your passion for peace on your arm.

Peace bracelets

Peace and Love Charm Bracelets

These charming Peace and Love bracelets are a terrific accessory for any day of the year, for any outfit. Also check out the Peace Sign necklace and bracelet set.

Plush Peace Bear

Plush Peace Bear

Snuggle and cuddle up with a retro 1960s-inspired Peace Bear. This is a great gift for yourself or to share with kids and friends.

Shoe Peace Blingerz

Peace Shoe Blingerz

Every time I come around your city – Bling, Bling! Shine out your sneaker tips with rhinestone stickers designed in a Peace symbol.

Peace pillowcase

Peace Love Pillowcases

Lay your head on these Peace Love pillowcases to remind you to share peace and love from the moment you wake, and to remind you to reflect on the peace and love you did share when you go to sleep.

Peace Postcards

Peace Love Friends postcards

Send a happy note love of Peace and Love to your friends. In this technologically-advanced day of texting and emails, it is surprising and more heart-felt to receive an actual handwritten letter.

Check out for more gift ideas. Treat yourself, your kids, your family, and your friends. It’s always a good feeling to give and share the love.

Flowers for every occasion

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

A bouquet of flowers is a classic gift for any occasion. Other than monetary gifts hidden in cute cards, flowers are the next easiest thing to meet the minimum expectations of the old adage, “it’s the thought that counts.” How could you go wrong? But perhaps, you find yourself worrying about sending the wrong message — Do you like him/her, and does he/she feel the same way? Should you be safe and send friendly yellow flowers? Take a chance and send loving red flowers? Or be confident by sending passionately bright orange flowers?

Try this fun, creative and different technique the next time you give flowers. It’s surely a step up in effort from rushing into the nearest flower shop on the way to the celebration. This way, with a fun swirl of colors, you don’t have to worry about sending the wrong message! It’s a great gift for anyone on your list.

multicolored roses

Color adds fun and vibrance to everything. Ask your kids or the neighborhood kids for help because this is usually done as a 4th grade science experiment.
It’s easy as 1-2-3!

making multicolored carnations

  1. Grab a bunch of flowers of your choice. This technique works well with roses, carnations, pompon, hydrangeas, orchids, or any flower with a lot of big petals. But that doesn’t mean it won’t work with your flower of choice.
  2. Pick your favorite food colorings and mix it with water, one cup for each color. Splice the stem into the same number of colors you’ll be dying the flower. Let it sit until the flower is the perfect color combination that you want.
  3. Finish it up in nice bouquet paper, rice paper, gift wrapping, or elegant vase. Present and be ready to receive an unrelenting wave of hugs and thank you’s.

This simple craft for homemade dyed flowers is a perfect way to adorn any occasion and accessorize any party’s color palette.
You can save the Red roses for Valentine’s!

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