The following items are provided to help you find what you need easily and effectively. Thanks to Google, there's a product search engine to list items matching your specific queries.
Use the Google-powered search bar below to search the Of Good Cheer site for items matching your desired specifications; for your
convenience, there's the option to check the web at large for the same search specifications.
Recommendations for search keywords:
For cards, try an occassion like birthday or graduation, specific holiday like Halloween or Christmas, or category like thank you, congratulations or blank cards. For jewelry, try combinations of materials and item type (necklace, earrings, bracelet) and/or dimensions (16", 7" etc).
Examples: Halloween invitations, thank you cards, garnet 16", tourmaline necklace
Selecting a gift that expresses your care and thought can be a challenge, and the following questions
are posed to help you narrow down selections to a product that might work. No guarantees, but I think with a little
thought and some visual selections, you'll choose a gift your recipient will enjoy. On the safe side, don't forget the
returns policy. If the gift is not suitable, the item may be returned or
exchanged for another piece.
Does the recipient use greeting cards and/or wear jewelry?
This may seem obvious, but it raises a very important question of how your recipient will receive a card or jewelry gift. If the person doesn't send cards or show interest in cards, then it's doubtful these cards will change his or her mind! Likewise with jewelry: if your recipient wears only fine jewelry limited to precious gemstone solitaires or studs, then there's a good chance this jewelry won't meet her or his expectations. I want our products to have happy homes, not be met with disappointment.
Does the recipient send or forward humorous emails?
Chances are, if he or she passes along funny emails, cards with a humorous twist may be a nice alternative. Try one of the Val's Pals or Had Matter Line card samplers.
Does the recipient own and use a quality digital camera?
Photographers tend to like photographs; he or she may be able to take as nice or nicer photographs than offered here, but you know the saying: a bird in hand is worth two in the bush. It may be nice to recieve some cards with interesting images simply to have them in hand. Try one of the River Stone Designs card samplers.
Does the recipient prefer gold over silver jewelry?
The bulk of Joie de Vivre jewelry uses sterling silver; it's an attractive, durable metal that provides a look I like for a more economical cost. If the recipient prefers gold jewelry, there are jewelry designs with 14kt gold-fill components. The easiest way to find these items is to use the product seach above and enter "14kt gold fill" in the search bar.
Does the recipient prefer pendants over beaded jewelry?
This is a variant on the original question; what kind of jewelry does the recipient prefer? Necklaces with pendants tend to be simpler in design, and they are often used to accent colors or design elements from an ensemble. Pendants are focal elements that draw the eye so care is needed when selecting both the length of the necklace and scale of the pendant to ensure the pendant rests comfortably and has pleasing proportions. A small (1" or less) pendant on an 18" "princess" length chain or necklace is flattering for most women; hence, this combination is very popular. If you're feeling more daring, larger pendants and necklaces can make bold, striking accessories that are fun to wear. See the "Cool Finds" page or the "Yes I Koan" page for ideas.
Is there a special moment to be celebrated?
Try the "Something Special" page for categories celebrating special moments, including the everyday!
I'm happy to design custom jewelry or cards; please contact me to discuss.