Let’s Hear It for the Boys Part I: Choosing a Gift for Her

[This post is Part I in a two-part gift guide series for guys. Part II will be all about how to surprise her with jewelry she’ll love.]

Have you ever felt completely lost picking out a gift for the woman in your life? Ever wanted to choose the perfect gift without having to ask for a wish list? We can help you choose just the right thing.

Five Tips for Choosing the Right Gift for Your Gal

1. Find out her favorite shade.
Take a look around her home and see what colors she tends to decorate with most often – they are likely her favorites! If you’re still completely in the dark when it comes to color selection, you really can’t go wrong with a color that occurs in nature, or earth tone. We enjoy these lovely shades all day anyway!

Bright Clock

This clock will definitely be noticed on any wall with its vibrant shades of red and blue.

Glass frame by Diane Markin

Diane Markin’s unique, handcrafted glass frames are truly works of art.

handmade pottery

Beautiful pottery in rich earth tones are guaranteed to please.

2. Match her personality.
Vivacious and outspoken? She might enjoy something with a snappy, humorous quote. Quiet, introspective ladies may prefer something understated but beautiful, like a journal to record her thoughts. For the family-loving and sentimental, a custom piece of jewelry with a loved one’s fingerprints would be very thoughtful.

Curly Girl Paris canvas

“I often daydream that my life is just as it is now… Only I have well behaved hair and I live in Paris.”

Peacock Journal

When written in a beautiful journal, your thoughts are worth far more than a penny.

Precious Metals Prints products

Precious Metals Prints captures a loved one’s fingerprints and turns them into beautiful pieces of art.

3. Be romantic without having to say a word.
Food is the way to a man’s heart, and words are the way to a woman’s. Put a favorite photo of you and your sweetie in a frame that expresses your love. If images aren’t your style, calligraphy can express what’s in your heart. Or, select an modern piece of wall art to make a truly bold statement.

Wedding picture frame

Celebrate your love with this fairytale ending frame.

Framed calligraphy

“Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” -Robert Browning.

wall art canvas

Modern wall art makes a bold statement.

4. Go for humor with a touch of class.
Women love funny guys. Bringing humor into your gift is great as long as it still makes her feel special. There’s a bit of whimsy in something like a hand painted martini glass or a “redneck goblet.” Anything with an artistic quip is also a great addition to the home of a woman who loves a good joke.

hand painted martini glass

This hand painted martini glass says Happy Birthday in a whole new way.

Redneck Goblet

We think tea tastes sweetest when you drink it from a redneck goblet or a hillbilly highball.

Curly Girl kitchen towel with quote

“A good cook knows that it’s not what is on the table that matters, it’s what is in the chairs.” Great quote for the home chef that delights in serving her family delicious meals!

5. Update the everyday.
Out with the old and in with the new! Brightening up those little things we use everyday can a make big difference. Something like a new keychain, unique throw pillow, or cool kitchen towels can really make a woman’s day. Little gifts like this really show her that you were thinking of her and make great “just because” gifts!

keep calm burlap tote bag

This burlap tote bag would be a welcome replacement for those tired plastic sacks from the grocery store.

modern print throw pillow

Celebrate womanhood with this truly unique throw pillow – “She knew that she was worth far more than rubies.”

ornate serving utensils

Update some of her tableware with a new set of serving utensils.

Armed with these five tips and individual help anytime at the shop, you’ll be a gift-giving powerhouse. Stay tuned for Part II of our “For the Boys” series where we learn how to pick out just the right piece of jewelry from Caroline, our PANDORA and Ayala Bar Specialist.

The Back-to-School List for College

It’s that time of year again, the season of packing bags, gathering photographs, and finding the things that will put a stylish touch on the semesters to come. Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or for your own dorm room, these items are sure to please the college-bound this semester.

Wooden Keychain with Ribbon

Hear a joyful jingle with every step when you put your new dorm room keys on one of these happy wooden keychains. Colorful and finished with ribbon, it’s a real stylish touch for your pocket!

Unique Chalkboard To Do List

Throw out the Post-It Notes and keep up with your schedule on this artistic chalkboard instead. Chalk included!

SEC College Emblem and Mascot Tissues

In case of homesickness, stock up on these SEC tissue boxes to add some collegiate class to your space.

Colorful flower college or camp shower caddy

Every girl needs stylish organization for her daily beauty routine. This colorful flower shower caddy is the answer!

StudioBE Cindy Wunsch Happy Birds Painting

Remind yourself of positive living with a chic addition to your four walls. There are so many unique pieces all around the store you will certainly find something to suit your own positive outlook on life!

Women's cap with crocheted flower

Let’s be honest… a girl can’t always look her best after pulling an all-nighter. This cap puts a cool boho twist on collegiate style for just those types of mornings.

Notebook with Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake

Hang onto these words of wisdom when the demands of papers and tests send stress your way. We also have lots of cool pens in the store, from fun and crazy to simply beautiful.

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As many leave home next month to begin another adventure, we want to leave you with this quote from Oh, the Places You’ll Go by the famous Dr. Seuss:

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”

Pandora Mother’s Day Gift

Need a bright idea for Mother’s Day? Here is a one of a kind special happening now through May 13th (Mother’s Day). Pandora Jewelry has put together Gift Sets that will make your shopping experience easy (men!).

The Cherished Mothers’ Gift Set includes: 1 Pandora Clasp Bracelet, 2 Sunburst Clips, 1 Mom Charm, and 1 Charm (of your choice) valued up to $35- Value of set is $200. You save $35!

The Iconic Gift Set includes: 1 Pandora Clasp Bracelet, 2 S-Clips, and 1 Charm (of your choice) valued up to $35- Value of set is $140. You save $20!

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! And we know you are thinking…” Eeeekkkk what do I get my mom that is meaningful?! I’m too old to make her a card and too broke to buy her what she really deserves”.  No fear!~More Than Words has meaningful gifts at a great price! Including Pandora Jewelry sterling silver charms starting at $25; Hand crafted pottery starting at $18.95; and Hand embellished calligraphy starting at $16.95.  Whew! What a relief to know Mom can still get something special this Mother’s Day! Hope to see you soon!

Click here to see our Mother’s Day Pandora ideas!

Fall is here :)

We are loving this Fall weather in Germantown, TN! The dry air is making our lips a little chapped but I will take that any day over blistering hot! In honor of this divine season our Tyler Candles are burning and our scarves have arrived! They are more fabulous than ever; soft and warm, these scarves will make the perfect treat for yourself and a friend.

Tyler Candles!

Good News.. no, no GREAT NEWS!~ We are an official Tyler Candle retailer! Straight from Tyler Texas, we are so excited to have these amazing smelling candles in our shop.

We will keep you posted on an exact arrival date!

 

Candle Burning 101-

1. Keep your wick trimmed 1/4″. This will give y0u a clean, smoke-free burn!

2. On scented candles a “mushroom” will occur after burning, this is normal! Simply trim the wick back to 1/4″ after it has cooled.

3. Be careful when blowing out your candle- we don’t want wax all over the walls or the table! Trick-of-the-trade to blowing out your candle~ Holder your pointer finger in front of the flame and blow. This will direct the air to the sides of the flame instead of directly on to it, making for a much cleaner extinguishing of your candle.

4. Never leave a candle unattended or in reach of children!

5. If you love the shape of the Tyler Candle jar, like we do, and want to reuse it after your candle is done burning- stick it in the freezer for a few hours and botta bing botta boom! your left over wax will pop right out! Put a small house plant or your cotton balls and q-tips in it!